Deana Mae Jones, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Muskogee, Okla.
She was born Jan. 11, 1926, to Nettie and John Martin Cook, in Forgan, Okla.
She worked as a telephone operator, and after she was married, she devoted her time to being a homemaker and raising her children.
She was a Baptist by faith. After moving from Liberal to Tahlequah, she attended Blessed Hope Baptist Church. She only attended for a short time due to poor health. She was led to the Lord by Pastor Bill Holcomb.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna "Pennington" Carlisle, Tahlequah; three grandsons, Troy, Randy and Nathan Pennington; granddaughter, Nanci Longoria; four great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nettie; her beloved son, Donald Dean in 1946; her husband, Roy in 2006; a daughter, Phyllis; five siblings, Paul, Carl, Ted, Raymond and Helen.
• Private graveside services will be in Forgan, Okla.
Final arrangements have been placed under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.