Marjorie May Kirkley, 83, of Claremore, Oklahoma passed away April 14, 2020.
Our Mom, Marjorie was born on March 30, 1937 in Claremore, Oklahoma to parents W.O. Ray, Sr. and Evelyn Rolands. Marjorie became a child of God when she was young . After marrying Everett Leo Kirkley at sunrise at Claremore Lake in June of 1992, the two of them were always together, no matter what, sharing their great love for each other. It is rare in life that two people are able to find their "soul mates". Sometimes, people have to travel many hills and valleys to find their soul mate! Marjorie and Leo found that in each other.
With their deep love it would only seem right that they would pass within a week of each other. She must have waited for him to walk into heaven together.
Marjorie was a mother with a warrior's heart; she could be very strong when needed, yet soft and gentle. She spent most of her time spreading God's word and His love. She was always ready to help others in need. Her church home was North Park Trinity Baptist Church, where she and Leo found their church family. She often invited people to come visit "God's Home", hoping to share His love with those she cared about, which was just about everyone.
She was a friend to all and her friends were family. She will be missed greatly and we all look forward to the grand reunion one day, where we will all be together with Christ our Lord. STAY Stay close to God, so we may all be together with our loved ones!
Marjorie was survived 5 days by her husband Everett Leo Kirkley of the home. She is also survived by her son James Griswold of Claremore; daughter Louisa "Lucy" Martin and her husband Gary of Chelsea; Step-children: Mary Ellis of Sherman, Texas, Trish Carothers and her husband David of Blanchard, Oklahoma, and Don Kirkley and his wife Angie of Enid, Oklahoma; Grandchildren: Kriston Autry of Stroud, Oklahoma, John Autry of Chelsea, Oklahoma, Kimberly Autry and her fiance Chris Keele of Claremore, Oklahoma, Greg Martin of Claremore, Oklahoma, Glen Martin and his wife Kayla of Chelsea, Oklahoma, Garth Martin of Claremore, Oklahoma, James Saylor and his wife Susan of Claremore, Oklahoma, Chrystal Saylor of Oklahoma City, and Kailey Saylor of Oklahoma City; Step-Grandchildren Scott Ellis and his wife Amy of Sherman, Texas, Justin Ellis and his wife Stephanie of Sherman Texas, Roman Carothers and his wife Courtney of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Derick Carothers and his wife Lacey of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Jeremy Kirkley of Enid, Oklahoma, Brittany Kirkley of Enid, Oklahoma, and Christopher Kirkley of Enid, Oklahoma her brother Bill Ray, Jr. and his wife Emmalou of Claremore, Oklahoma, as well as several Great-Grandchildren.
Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Lisa Saylor, and her step- son-in-law Charlie Ellis.