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Quanah Lee Gower

October 28, 1933 — March 30, 2022

Quanah Lee Gower of Paoli, formerly of Maysville, was born on October 28, 1933 in Stratford, Oklahoma. She was the sixth child of thirteen born to J. W. and Nellie (Willis) Staley. She passed from this life on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 88 years.

Quanah was a resident of Maysville for most of her life. She was a sister to many siblings, helping raise the younger ones. She graduated from Maysville High School in 1953 and married the love of her life, Roy Gower on February 6, 1953 in Maysville and became a military wife. Roy once said that Quanah was the perfect military wife, expressing that she was very instrumental in the success of his career. She loved taking care of Roy, her children, and grandchildren alike. She was a master seamstress, and once had aspirations of becoming a Fashion Designer. She enjoyed baking, gardening, canning, and preparing meals for her family. Gravy and biscuits for breakfast were her forte. Quanah was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and she loved the Lord with all her heart and led her family to love Him too. She will be dearly missed her family.

Survivors include her son, Rick Gower and Carey Boyd of Paoli.
Grandchildren: Josh Gower and wife Heather, Katie Cooper and husband Luke, Jacob Gower, Kylie Gower, Annalee Philpott Gilmore and husband John, and Jonathan Philpott.
Great grandchildren: Mackenna and Lincoln Cooper, Caroline Gower, Jaqi Gilmore, Adrianna Fay Philpott, and Allie Mae Philpott.
Sisters: Leona Caves of Norman, Jane Perry of Anderson, Indiana, Margie Deal of Duncan, and Nellie Elroy of Marlow.

Quanah was preceded in death by her parents, J. W. and Nellie Staley; husband, Roy Richard Gower, Sr.; daughter, Linda Michelle Gower Philpott; sisters: Ernestine Ince, Anita Prince, and Irene Spruill; brothers: J. W. “Jay” Staley, W. J. “Junior” Staley, Jesse Staley, Johnny David Staley, and Dois Orten Staley.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 8, 2022 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel, Maysville with Tim Deal officiating. Burial will be in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, OK under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Quanah's services will be streamed Live on the Winans Funeral Home Facebook page.


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