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Geraldine Marie Embree of Pauls Valley passed away September 17, 2016 in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years.
Geraldine was born May 6, 1935 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Lester D. and Robena (McNally) Bennett. She lived her early years in Purcell and later moved to Pauls Valley where she has made her home most of her life.
Geraldine Marie Bennett was married to Milford Doc Embree on August 16, 1951. He preceded her in death June 22, 1979.
She worked at several stores as a cashier including Ballard's Grocery and Homeland. During her career working in public life she made many friends. Later she was a caregiver to many in her family.
Her family was the pride of her life. She loved each and every one of her grandchildren, and loved playing games with them. She was very competitive with them — she loved to win! Geraldine was a wonderful homemaker, loved to work puzzles and a good cook. She especially enjoyed family gatherings during such holidays as Christmas and Thanksgiving. She attended the Pauls Valley Church of God and later the Assembly of God Church.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Lester D. and Robena Bennett; her husband, Milford Doc Embree; grandson, Jeromy Paine; stepson, Milford Leon Embree; two sisters, Paula Wall and Joan Yates; and one brother, Richard Bennett.
Surviving family include her children - Sandi Paine and husband Larry, Kenny Embree of Pauls Valley, Lorri Green of Purcell, and Thomas Embree and wife Stephanie of Purcell; daughter-in-law, Patty Embree; 15 grandchildren - Mike Hamilton and wife Crystal, Shannon Hamilton and wife Lisa, Keri Stanley and husband Lee, Mandy Neff, Crystal Kelley and husband Ronnie, Jaime Gibson and husband Jeremy, Steven Embree and wife Stefanie, Jeremy Ballard and wife Lacy, Amanda Fleming and husband Nathan, Matthew Embree, Kieran Embree, Andrew Embree, Claire Embree, Kevin Embree and Chris Embree; 23 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Glenda Contereras of Norman, and Bertha Skeryanc and husband Tony of Houston, Texas; two sisters-in-law: June Milligan and husband Bill of Garden City, Kansas, and Jean Bennett of Oklahoma City; one son-in-law, Everett Wall of Tulsa; special Aunt Ailene; as well as host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance officiated by Bro. Larry Boatman.
Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 20, 2016
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