Eula Maye Stivers

Eula Maye Stivers, 90, of Del City diedTuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in OklahomaCity. Maye was born Feb. 5, 1921, inLeflore. She was the daughter of JamesFranklin and Nannie Lou Borden.She was preceded in death by her parents;daughter, Sandra Pollard; brother,Robert L. Borden; sisters, Ruth Mings,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 wife,Deppa of Tahlequah; many loved nieces, nephews, andfamily members and dear friends. She is also leavingbehind her beloved pets; Rascal, Tootsie Clair, Newmanand Guss.Emerson described success 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 in the charge. Shecontinued this endeavor throughout her career. In one’slife you should be so blessed to have been touched byMaye Stivers. She retired as a teacher at Traub ElementarySchool, and was also active in Political Action Committee,Retired Educators of Oklahoma, ACT, OEA, Mid DelACT, Eastern Oklahoma County Democratic Committeeand Traub Elementary Teacher of the Year.She loved politics, cooking and her flower gardens. Ourlives our so much richer as a result of her 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. The family will receive friends at areception and viewing from 6-8 p.m. Friday in theCandlewood Chapel at Ford Funeral Service.