The Edmond Sun

March 13, 2013

Marvel Mate Shorter Brewer


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Marvel Mate Shorter Brewer, 93, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013. She was born October 30, 1919 in Tonkawa, Okla., to Elmer and Ella Shorter.

    She married Clarence (Cab) Alfred Brewer October 19, 1940 at Central Christian Church in Enid, Okla. and lived in the Washington D.C. area for 35 years.  Before having children Marvel worked two years at the FHA, spent time as a secondary school teacher and worked in the advertising department of the Washington Post. After Clarence retired in 1975 they moved back to their home state of Oklahoma and bought an acreage north of Edmond, Okla. Cab and Marvel were active members of Waterloo Road Church of Christ from 1976 to 2008, where they made many close friends they considered to be their second family. They eventually moved to Jackson, Tenn. where they lived the remainder of their lives at a retirement home.

    Marvel graduated from Northern OK Junior College in Tonkawa, Okla. in 1940 acquiring a public school teachers certificate. At age 55 she returned to school at Central State University in Edmond; she received a Bachelor of Science degree at age 57. Marvel was an accomplished piano player who had the special talent of being able to play by ear. She instilled a love for music in her children. She also enjoyed genealogy. She was a very loving mother and always put others wants and needs before her own. Above all else, Marvel loved the Lord and spent much time every day reading Scripture. She never ceased sharing her love of the Lord and music with all she came in contact with.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence (Cab) Alfred Brewer; her parents Elmer and Ella Shorter; brothers Wayne and Ivan Shorter, and sisters Florence Hines and Viola McWilliams.

    Marvel is survived by her son Ronald Brewer and his wife Diane, of Jackson, Tenn., daughter Shirley Yancey, of Edmond;  son Wayne Brewer and his wife Neftal of Redding, Calif.; son  Kim A. “Kab” Brewer and his wife Glenda of Garber, Okla.; grandchildren Daniel Brewer and his wife Holly, Christopher Brewer and Clint Yancey, and great-grandchildren Danielle Brewer and Chase Brewer.

    Marvel’s funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday March 17, at Waterloo Road Church of Christ, 4404 East Waterloo Road, located ¼ mile west of I-35, officiated by Brother Marvin Honaker.

    Private internment will be in Chandler, Okla.  Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Edmond.