Collinsville, Oklahoma
January 2, 2013
Sadie Jo Jarrell
Elk City Resident Had Several Collinsville "Connections"
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Patti's New Year's Day Facebook Post:
My Mother, Jo Jarrell, has passed away today. Mother would have been 86 in a few days. She is now at peace after spending the past 8 years suffering through the many stages of Alzheimer's. God bless her, we loved her dearly -- 1/1/2013
Ted Wright Note: Although I have been divorced from her daughter (Patti) for more than a decade, Sadie Jo Jarrell was my only mother-in-law. She was also a grandmother to my two daughters (Samantha & Emily). Patti owned the "Tejas Stamps" rubber stamps/craft store here in Collinsville for a few years starting in 1999.
Sadie Jo Jarrell's parents (Bill Winks and Lydia Keyes) got married in Collinsville in 1916 before moving west a few years later. Bill Winks had worked for the gas company in Collinsville. Lydia Keyes' father was even Collinsville police chief briefly in 1913.

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Jo Jarrell was born January 31, 1927 in Borger TX to Bill & Lydia Winks. She passed away January 1, 2013 at Cordell, OK at age 85.

While nursing at Elk City Community Hospital, Jo met Harl Dean “Red” Jarrell. They were married April 10, 1950. Jo and Red lived on a farm in the Merritt community until 1968 when they moved into Elk City. During the 80s Jo and Red owned and operated the Royal Game Room along with John Hayhurst.

She was a loving mother, devoted wife, loving sister, loving grandmother and a loving friend. She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, and grand kids. She enjoyed having everyone home for holidays, enjoyed cooking, enjoyed Bingo, but most of all she loved life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant daughter Elizabeth Kay, her twin sister Sally Jean Cheney and her brother William Burl Winks of Reno NV.
She is survived by her daughters, Penny Coy and Patti Jarrell, of Elk City, 5 granddaughters Kristy Finley of Elk City, Kimberly Abotteen of Garland TX, Tammy Lee of El Dorado KS, Samantha Horne (Scott) Seattle, WA and Emily Wright of Townsville Australia, 8 great grandchildren, Cody, Levi, Nathan, Mohammad, Hannah, Layla, Cheyenne, and Ryan and one sister-in-law, Peggy Hayhurst of Elk City.

Graveside services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at Fairlawn Cemetery Elk City.

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Sadie Jo Jarrell
1997 -- Seated (L-R): Harl Dean & Jo Jarrell
Standing: Samantha, Ted, Patti & Emily Wright