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Joyce Corinne Foraker

July 13, 1930 — September 6, 2016

Joyce Corrine Foraker, 86, of Maysville, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at her home in Maysville with her family by her bedside. She was born July 13, 1930 to Simon J. and Ida (Anderson) Nelson in Durant, Oklahoma. She attended school at Sunnyside, a rural grade school, and O.P.C. (Oklahoma Presbyterian College) in Durant before graduating from Chilocco Indian School, located 6 miles north of Newkirk, Oklahoma, in 1949. She married Bob Foraker, also a Chilocco graduate, on July 5th, 1949. They made their first home in Seminole, Oklahoma (Bob’s home town). Joyce was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She loved to cook, sew, read and attend her children’s school activities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole where she enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School each summer. In 1963 Bob and Joyce moved their family to Maysville. Joyce then became an active member of the First Baptist Church here in Maysville. She continued to do what she loved, making a home for her family. Joyce enjoyed and loved all the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would cook and bake everyone’s favorite holiday foods. She loved shopping for shoes and attending her Chilocco Alumni Reunions where she could visit with her classmates and other friends she had made through the years. Joyce is survived by her husband, Bob of the home; her daughters, Sandra Newby and her husband, Ron, of Marlow; Diane Hall of Pauls Valley; her sons, Bobby Foraker and his wife, Vickie, of Maysville; Phillip Foraker of Purcell. Her grandchildren, Julie Harris and husband Kirk; Josh Newby and wife Starla; Keith Foraker and wife Brooke; Kevin Foraker and wife Kati. Joyce is survived by seven great grandsons, one more (Koleman) who will be here in December, one sister, Mary Jane Fadley of Sonora, California and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends made throughout the years. She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons, Kyle Foraker and Barrett Hall; sisters, Florence Franklin; Pauline Redwine; Mildred Rinehart; Margaret Rhodd, Patricia Butler; LaVonne Gilliland; Wetanah Barker and Juanita Nelson; brothers Sam Nelson, S.E. (Hooky) Nelson and John Henry Nelson. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations may be made to the Oklahoma Children’s Home at: OBHC, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, Note – In Memory of Joyce Foraker, c/o Bob Foraker, PO Box 301, Maysville, OK 73057 Services will be held on Friday, September 9 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Maysville with Rev. Chris Thorman and Bro. Mike Deviney officiating. Burial will be in the Maysville Cemetery under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com
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