Eula Maye Stivers

Eula Maye Stivers, 90, of Del City diedSept. 16, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Mayewas born Feb. 5, 1921, in Leflore. She wasthe daughter of James Franklin and NannieLou Borden. She was preceded in death byher parents; daughter, Sandra Pollard;brother, Robert L. Borden; sisters, RuthMings, Rubye Parks and Rilla Wyatt;grandson, Nathan Pollard.Maye is survived by her daughter, Connie Stivers andhusband, John Nolen of Del City; granddaughter, NeileBlackwell of Del City; grandson, Bryan Pollard and hiswife, Deepa of Tahlequah; many loved nieces, nephews,and family members and dear friends. She is also leavingbehind her beloved pets; Rascal, Tootsie Clair, Newmanand Guss.Emerson described success as when an individual has“won the respect of intelligent persons and the affection ofchildren.” As a mother, grandmother, teacher, mentor andfriend, Maye’s beautiful example will live on in heartsforever.Maye was at the forefront of Oklahoma EducationAssociation’s early development working to ensure publiceducation would meet and exceed the needs of childrenand the professionalism of teachers. She continued thisendeavor throughout her career. In one’s life you should beso blessed to have been touched by Maye Stivers. Sheretired as a teacher at Traub Elementary School, alsoactive in Political Action Committee, Retired Educators ofOklahoma, ACT, OEA, Mid Del ACT, Eastern OklahomaCounty Democratic Committee and Traub ElementaryTeacher of the Year.She loved politics, cooking and her flower gardens. Ourlives are so much richer as a result of our friendship, love,nurturing and guidance. Many will be saddened by herpassing. She was a wonderful and very much loved mother,grandmother, aunt and friend and will be greatlymissed. She is gone but will not be forgotten. We are allvery sad to lose her.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at theLeflore Baptist Church.