Shirley Anne (Clifton) Maye, lifelong Seminole area resident, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at her residence in Seminole at the age of 86.
Shirley was born May 1, 1936 in Seminole, OK to John and Ruth (Essary) Clifton. She married Devoe K. Maye on August 27, 1952 in Holdenville, OK. To this union two children were born, Deborah Anne and Devoe Kent.
Shirley was a loving homemaker of her family. She loved gardening and tending to her flowers and vegetables. Shirley also enjoyed doing crafts, photography, reading, going to garage sales and visiting with her family and friends. She was well known by her family and friends for her beautiful calligraphy and penmanship. There were even times that Shirley either offered or was asked by family members to handwrite their wedding invitations or graduation announcements. She loved her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, great-great-grandkids and her great-great-great-grandson that she never got to meet. Shirley also loved her fur babies.
Survivors include her two children, Deborah Anne Maye-Perkins and husband Jimmy and Devoe Kent Maye and wife Vicki; one sister, JoEllen Ahmadian; grandchildren, Jeremy Dennis and wife Kathy, Deena Self and husband Randy, Jamie Blalock and Lewis Carpitcher, Kursten Maye, Nancy Ellen Maye, Tracy Azlin and Sandy Wright and husband Marcus; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Cluck and wife Tiffany, Zachary Dennis and wife Julia, Dalton Self, Hannah Self, Emily Self, Rachelle Lovett, Destiny Simon and husband Nick, Jacob Hicks, Paisley Maye, Kyle Starkey, Miranda Starkey, Erick Wright, Isaac Wright, Devan Wright and Zanda Wright; great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah Freeman, Serinity Dennis, Tayton Dennis, Mikinzee Neilson, Chloe Lane, Kolson Simon, Eli Simon, Blake Simon and Hunter Hicks; great-great-great-grandson, Bishop Freeman; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Devoe on January 23, 1995; her parents, John and Ruth Clifton; two brothers, William “Bill” Clifton and Johnny Clifton and one sister, Linda Conner.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 39307 W. MacArthur in Shawnee, OK with Pastor Matthew Tassey officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dalton Self, Jacob Hicks, Randy Self, Jeremy Dennis, Nick Simon and Kursten Maye. Honorary bearers will be Zachary Dennis, Lewis Carpitcher, Brian Campbell and Tayton Dennis.
Burial will follow at Little Cemetery with services under the direction of OK Cremation & Funeral Home, Oklahoma City, OK.