Shirley (Ashbrook) Powers

Class of 1957

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Shirley Ashbrook

Shirley (Ashbrook) Powers

February 20, 1938 – August 17, 2023

Shirley Powers, age 85, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Southern Oaks Care Center in Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Shirley was born February 20, 1938, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Walter Ashbrook and Vernetta (Earley) Ashbrook. She lived in Bartlesville until the age of 10. Then she moved to Perry to live with her father Walter and Aley Ashbrook.

Some of Shirley’s hobbies include sewing, playing pool, and spending time with her family. Her favorite holiday was Halloween. She loved to decorate and pass out candy to all the children who would come by.

Survivors include her children, Mike Andrews, Sally Cooke of Perry, Oklahoma, Rhonda Stevens of Glencoe, Oklahoma, and Russell Andrews and wife Shelly of Stillwater, Oklahoma; brother, Walter Dean Ashbrook and wife Virginia of Claremore, Oklahoma; sister, Nellie Perkins of Yukon, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Joshua Guinn, Bryan Cooke, Blake Cooke, and Desirae Pierce; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jade Marie, Khloy, Tyttan, Gage, Canyn, Sofee, Axl, Haydon, and Lexus; and one great-great-grandchild, Whitley Ranae.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lynda McKenzie.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2023, at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Robinson officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.