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Service Slated for Saturday for Lily Mae Cagle

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Lily Mae Cagle

Services for Lily Mae Cagle, 89, of Allen are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18th , at the Allen School Auditorium, Rev. Buddy Drake will officiate. Burial will follow at Allen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Allen Chapel. Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Melton, Derek Melton, Dustyn Frazier, John Burgess, Scott Burgess and Leif Lowrimore.

Mrs. Cagle passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at an Ada assisted living center surrounded by her family. She was born October 23, 1930 at Parker (Coal County), Oklahoma to George Hulett Cosper, Sr. and Mattie Jewel McKnight Cosper. She graduated from Allen High School in 1948 and graduated from East Central State College in 1951 with a major in business education. She later received a Master’s Degree.

In 1951, Lily began teaching business and home economics at Atwood School. She married Jackie Ray Cagle December 24, 1955. He preceded her in death March 11, 2010. In 1956, Mrs. Cagle started teaching in Allen. One of the challenges was teaching her siblings and their friends. She taught 7th and 8th grade English at Gerty during the 1961-62 school year and returned to Allen in 1962. She retired from the Allen School District in June, 1986. The Allen Alumni Association, school superintendent, Larry Darbison and the Alumni offi cers honored her with a plaque and State Representative Lonnie Abbott presented her a proclamation from then Governor George Nigh declaring June 14, 1986 as “Lily Mae Cagle Day” in the State of Oklahoma. After her retirement, she worked ten more years for Kerr Lab Research Center.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Brett Melton and wife Jessica, Allen, Derek Melton, his wife Rachel, and Dustyn Frazier, all of Stonewall; six great-grandchildren, Tristan, Eli, Easton, Kye, Jack and Raylynn; six sisters, Lettie Dilbeck and husband Freeman, Ruth Finch and husband Ray, Carolyn Kleiss and husband Wendell, friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Debra Cagle; brother, J. D. Cosper; and a sister, Maxine Bell.

Christine Fletcher, Edith Burgess and husband Vic, and Patsy Wilkerson; a brother, George Cosper, Jr. and wife Elva; and other relatives and