The Edmond Sun


July 15, 2014

Tommie JoElla Inman

EDMOND —     Tommie JoElla (Baker) Inman, 91, of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 11, 2014. She was born September 18, 1922 in Celina, Texas to Bill and Helen (Cripps) Baker. Her family moved to Skiatook, Okla., where she worked as a dental hygienist and where she met the love of her life, Paul William Inman, in 1949. Three weeks later they were married and from that union came five sons, Jim, Larry, Paul William II, Tom and Wade, and the beginning of a great partnership for the next 50 years. Due to Paul’s military career they would live in Munich Germany, Louisiana and Ardmore, Okla. before settling in Edmond in 1963 where Tommie would begin a 20 year career working at First National Bank of Edmond as back office manager.

    She and Paul were members of First Christian Church of Edmond. They were both founding members of The Edmond Bulldog Booster Club. Tommie was a 20 year volunteer for many organizations, the last of which was Pink Ladies for Edmond Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she was elected president of the organization. She and Paul were as consistent and supportive parents and grandparents as you would ever find. They would never miss a musical activity, athletic event or PTA meeting their children was involved in.

    Tommie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and two sons, James T. Inman and infant son, Larry; sisters, Peggy Hughart, Kate Rasberry and Billie Pursley.

    She is survived by her sons, Paul Inman and wife Cindi of Lodi, Calif., Tom Inman and wife Melonneise of Oklahoma City, Wade Inman and wife Carrie of Edmond; daughter-in-law, Patricia Inman of Culpeper, Va; sisters, Dorothy (Cooper) Russell, Patsy (Sandridge) Pippen and Barbara Fuller all of Skiatook; grandchildren, Josh and Jacob Inman, U.S. Airman Taylor Inman and Macy McGuire, and Chad and Ashley Inman; great-grandchildren, Audree McGuire, Chase Inman and Parker Inman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at Baggerley Funeral home in Edmond, with interment following at Gracelawn Cemetery.

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