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Place of Birth:
Wichita falls, Texas
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Shirley Jean Parkinson

Shirley Jean Parkinson, age 91, a residence of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Jan 28, 2014 at 5:40 PM at Inverness Village.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Mason Chapel at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa.

Shirley Parkinson was born November 24, 1922 in Wichita Falls TX. Although born a Texan, Shirley was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, then met and married her love, Bill Parkinson, in 1945. They moved to Stillwater in 1946 and to Tulsa in 1948 where they started their family. They were transferred to Fort Worth in 1952 where they stayed for nearly 20 years, parenting their four children and contributing to their church and community. In1971, they returned to Tulsa where she has been very involved in Asbury UMC and the community. Shirley was a wonderful mother. She had many interests, including being a pianist, artist, gardener, bridge player, and traveling with Bill. Shirley and Bill moved into Inverness Village in 2011, and her family would like to thank the staff for the compassionate and loving care they provided Shirley.

She was preceded in death by: her son, David Parkinson and her brother, Lynn McGiboney.

She is survived by; her husband of 69 years, Bill Parkinson; son Dean Parkinson and wife Sally of Granbury, Texas; son Larry Parkinson and wife Judy of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughter Anne Marie Patton and husband Brad of Katy, Texas; grandchildren: Christy Hendri, Katie Patton, Cameron Patton, Leslie Patton; great grandchildren: Nadia Hendri and Aaron Hendri; sister, Carol Piper of Murfreesboro, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society

Service Information

Time: 1-Feb-2014 1:00OPM
Location: Mason Chapel @ Asbury United Methodist Church
Address: 6767 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, Oklahoma


Marilyn Willibey Noll
WHAT A DEAR AND LOVING LADY!!! I admired and loved Shirley since first meeting her at the Open House given for she and Bill in Okmulgee soon after their wedding.She remained the same beautiful person she was at that time! SHIRLEY and you, BILL, were a joy to have as an AUNT and UNCLE! I am glad to have been able to share time in your lives. My thoughts have been with you and your family. Anne, Dean,Larry, and Carol, I know this has been a difficult time for you......God Bless!
Marilyn Willibey Noll
WHAT A DEAR AND LOVING LADY!! I have admired and loved Shirley since I first met her at the Open House that was given for she and Bill in Okmulgee soon after their marriage. Shirley remained the same beautiful person that she was then! It has been a joy to have SHIRLEY and BILL as an AUNT and UNCLE and to share in their lives through the years. My thoughts have been with you
Guy Willibey
We regret the loss of Aunt Shirley. She was beautiful in outward appearance her entire life, and moreover, she had a sweet personality and a kind soul. This impression was first formed some sixty-five years ago when I was a boy attending family gatherings in Okmulgee and it has been maintained for all of the intervening years. This is not just my estimation; it was and is everyone’s opinion. She and Uncle Bill made a great couple. And that, too, was everyone’s opinion. Our condolences to her husband, her children and grandchildren, and her sister, as well as, all of the rest of us who experience this loss. Our love, Jana and Guy
Sonja & Dale McGiboney
Hello Bill, Dean, Larry and Anne, We are so sorry for your loss. We will be unable to make it for the memorial, but our hearts and prayers are with you. We will be donating to the American Cancer Society in her behalf. With all our Love Sonja and Dale
Donna Janine McGiboney
Ann Marie, Dean, Larry and Uncle Bill, my sincere condolences. I met Aunt Shirley just a few times, but when I visited in 2009, she welcomed me like I was one of her own. I am deeply sorrowful for the loss of this lovely, lovely woman.