The Edmond Sun


November 21, 2013

Lillian Patience Ivey

EDMOND —     Lillian Patience Ivey, 97, died peacefully on November 20, 2013. She was born May 5, 1916 in Grainola, Okla., to B.H. and Lillian Mears.

    The family moved to Edmond, Okla. in 1929.  Lillian received her Bachelors degree from Central State Teachers College,  Masters degree from the University of Tulsa and Doctorate of Education from Oklahoma University.  

    Dr. Ivey founded the speech and hearing program at Central State College in 1963, was the first woman president of the Oklahoma Speech and Hearing Association and was outstanding faculty woman at Central State University in 1975.  Lillian was recognized for service and many hours volunteered to the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children and the Oklahoma Easter Seal Society.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dale, Stanley and Boise; one sister, Zelma, her first husband Robert E. Fitzgerald, second husband, Charles E. Ivey and two sons, Robert E. Ivey and Dean B. Ivey.

    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Joe Lenochan of Edmond,  and wife of Robert, Beverly Lampley of Grand Junction, Colo.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, Chris, Eric and Matt Self, Stacey Amanis and Geoffrey Ivey and Vanessa Ivey and six great-grandchildren.

    The family thanks Bradford Village Assisted Living and Crossroads Hospice for their loving care.

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday November 25, 2013 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with private interment to follow.

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