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Edith Irene Miksell, age 98 of McAlester, passed away peacefully in her sleep August 26, 2017. She was born to the late Harry and Clara Woods on December 21, 1918 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Edith Woods married LeRoy Miksell October 20, 1936.

Edith was a devoted woman of God. She loved spending time with family and friends; cooking, playing cards and visiting. She also enjoyed traveling to many different places. She spent several years in management with Frougs in Sand Springs.

Edith loved to volunteer. She had been active in PTA, Rebekahs, Eastern Star and church to name a few. She attended Central Christian and First Christian of McAlester where she lived for over 40 years. She never met a stranger and was loved by all that knew her.

Edith is survived by son-Randy Miksell, adopted son-Glen Scott, daughters in law-Sammye Miksell and Evelyn Miksell, granddaughters-Tracey Bell, Randi Campuzano, Amber Adams, Autumn Roberson, Mary Lamb and Jo Treannie, great grandchildren-Cristian, Colton, Damion, Zoe, Alaiyah, Melanie, Elizabeth, Jacob, Chase and Sophia. She also leaves behind a lot of caring relatives and friends.

Edith was preceded in death by parents-Harry and Clara Woods, brothers-Bob and Elmer, husband-Roy Miksell, son and daughter-Tommy and Shirley who died at birth, son-Dennis Miksell, daughter in law-Marianne Miksell, great grandson-Caleb Adams, and many more.

Brumley-Mills in McAlester, Oklahoma will have a visitation Friday September 1. Funeral service will be Saturday September 2 at Generations Free Will Baptist Church in Joplin, Missouri at 2:00 with procession to Stone cemetery to follow.

Family requests donations to Alzheimer's research in lieu of flowers.
Published on August 30, 2017
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