The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

December 10, 2012

Della Rose Schwartz

EDMOND —     Della Rose Schwartz, 82, of Edmond Okla., went home to be with our Lord Friday December 7, 2012.  She was born September 22, 1930 in Lamont, Okla. to Edgar L. and Pauline (Brown) Strickland.

    She earned her bachelors degree and teaching certificate at Central State College, (UCO) Edmond, Okla.

    She is survived by her husband John D. (Coach) Schwartz who she has walked together with through this life hand in hand for 62 years. She leaves behind a life-long legacy of tenderness and love that can never be put into words. Her relationship with the Lord has been her number one priority throughout her entire life. And because of that relationship, a devoted wife and loving mother came naturally.

    She retired from Edmond schools after 32 years, as a first grade teacher and each and every day she brought that passion into her classroom and 27 of those precious years were spent at Orvis Risner (in the same room).

    Between countless hours teaching, grading papers, preparing dinner, sitting at the kitchen table doing homework with three young children, running to games to support a full time head baseball coach and husband, she still found time to end each day prayerfully preparing to teach the upcoming lesson to her Sunday school class of 40 years to her beloved friends at Henderson Hills Baptist Church.

    We will miss the sweet countenance and encouraging words she modeled throughout her life as a wife, a mom and a friend. 

    Della is survived by her daughter Martha New and husband Bayne and their daughter Crystal and husband Jamie and their three children Madison, Sarah and Caleb; son Marvin Schwartz and wife Karen and their three daughters Jill, Libby and Hannah; daughter Marilyn Jones and husband Cliff and their three sons Blake, Wes and wife Michelle and their two children, Leyton and Reagan. Kyle and wife Amanda and son Cade.

    Della was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar L. and Pauline Strickland, two sisters Willa and Myra and one brother Edgar and her sweet little granddaughter Jennifer.     

    Services to celebrate the life of Della will be 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Henderson Hills Baptist Church with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • loeb allan upload.jpg Allan David Loeb

        Al Loeb, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Springfield, Ill., passed away Easter morning, April 20, 2014 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gracie Mae Gibson

        Funeral services for Gracie Mae Gibson, 85, of Edmond, Okla., will be noon on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Belpre Township Cemetery in Belpre, Kan., under the direction of Bryant Funeral Home.

    April 23, 2014

  • Freda Bell Gambill

        Freda Bell Gambill,  90, of Guthrie, Okla., passed away April 20, 2014 at Willow Creek Health Care in Guthrie. She was born December 7, 1923 in Texas to Omar and Orpha Yates.

    April 21, 2014

  • Wilma Hefton upload.jpg Wilma June Hefton

        Wilma June Hefton passed away April 16, 2013. She was born February 20, 1930 in Bartlesville, Okla. to Buster and Opal (Black) Sevier.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harold Wolave upload.jpg Harold N. Wolaver

        Harold N. Wolaver died peacefully while in hospice care at Autumn Leaves of Edmond, Okla. on April 15, 2014, following recovery from a stroke and heart disease.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Young upload.jpg George Edgar Young

        George Edgar Young, 69, passed away April 15, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen LaBissoniere upload.jpg Helen LaBissoniere

        Helen Marguerite Driscoll LaBissoniere, affectionately known as “Nanny” or “Nan”, 84, of Meriden, Conn. and Edmond, Okla., went to heaven on April 12, 2014 with family by her side.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carmelo Perez

        Carmelo Perez, 89, of Edmond, Okla., joined his Heavenly Father on April 15, 2014.

    April 18, 2014

  • Lee Hunt upload.jpg Lee P. Hunt

        Lee P. Hunt was born February 28, 1939 in Muskegon, Mich. to Philip and Ruth Stromsta Hunt. He was the oldest of four boys (Lee, Gale, Gary and Craig) and was preceded in death by Gale and Gary.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joiner upload.jpg Kaytie Lenée Joiner

        Kaytie Lenée Joiner (the future Mrs. Nicholas Cooper), 27, of Edmond, Okla. passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo