Joyce Geraldine McCoy (Nee Alldredge) passed from this earth on Oct. 8, 2017, at the age of 76 years.

Joyce Geraldine McCoy (Nee Alldredge) passed from this earth on Oct. 8, 2017, at the age of 76 years.

She was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her passing. Joyce was born May 21, 1941, on a farm east of Tecumseh and lived in several places before coming "home" to Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her father Woodrow Alldredge, her mother Verda Lee Banning, her brother William Max Alldredge, her sister Verda Bearden, her husband Robert (Bob) McCoy and two beloved grandbabies and two nephews.

She is survived by her first husband Robert Carr, McLoud; two sons Larry Carr, McLoud, and Charles Carr, Ada; three daughters Kathleen Wood, Weleetka, Melody Carlson, Weleetka, Tammy Guardiola, Mcloud; her sister Patricia Lauderdale, Choctaw; her brother Jim Alldredge, Meeker; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces/nephews and loved ones all of whom she loved with all her heart. Her love overflowed to all who came in contact with her. No one left her house hungry, needy or without love.

In her life she saw many changes; the home she grew up in had no running water, a wood cook stove, an outhouse which blew away and no electricity until she was 17 years old — to the modern day of cell phones, internet, Facebook, cable, and indoor plumbing. She churned butter, milked cows, and worked fields all before walking to school uphill both ways.

She was a strong woman who raised five stubborn children (basically on her own) and worked hard as a waitress and cook most of her life. Anyone who ate her cooking would tell you how awesome Nana's food was. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend and will be greatly missed by all. She was a CBer, made wonderful homemade quilts, and loved doing puzzles.

Memorial service will be 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Kevin Nagle, St. Anthony Hospital Shawnee, officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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