Erma Lee Neal was born on December 7, 1933, in Allen, OK to Joel and Laura Alice (Creel) Crofford. She passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 in Binger, OK at the age of 87. Erma attended school in Allen, OK. She married Charles D. Neal on February 1, 1952 in Anson, TX. Charles joined the US Air Force and did a lot of traveling. Erma stayed back and raised their children. Erma and children joined Charles in Amarillo for a time and also in Japan for 3 years. Upon Charles’ retirement the couple settled in the Binger-Hinton, OK area. Erma loved to read and crochet. She spent many hours creating tablecloths of varying intricacies. Erma was a devoted wife and mother. She was a loving caregiver to her husband, children, and grandchildren and all of the friends they brought around.
Erma is survived by her husband Charles D. Neal of their home in Hinton, OK, 3 children, Sharon Parks and husband Frank of Weatherford, OK, Donna Beach and husband Mike of Gracemont, OK, and Tim Neal and wife April of Gardner, KS, daughter-in-law, Maria Neal of Gracemont, OK, 10 grandchildren, Alvin Beach, Michael Beach, Joel Beach, Jennifer Shelton, Katie Bonham, Elizabeth Henneman, Daniel Neal, David Neal, Amylia O’Neill and Amanda Stanley and a host of great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Laura Crofford, sons, Jamie Lynn Neal and Samuel Joe Neal and great granddaughter, Elyse Riley Shelton. Three sisters Lou Shipley, Jo Pegg, and Ann Nix, and two brothers Joel ( Sonny) Crofford Jr., and John Crofford.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Shriners Hospitals for Children, donate.lovetotherescue.org or 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607, or St Jude, stjude.org or PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101
Private Family Services: 10AM, Saturday, January 2, 2021, Lookeba, Cemetery, Lookeba, OK under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Binger, OK.
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