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Eula Maye Stivers

September 6, 2011

Eula Maye Stivers, 90, of Del City died
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Oklahoma
City. Maye was born Feb. 5, 1921, in
Leflore. She was the daughter of James
Franklin 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 and
husband, John Nolen of Del City; granddaughter, Neile
Blackwell of Del City; grandson, Bryan Pollard and wife,
Deppa of Tahlequah; many loved nieces, nephews, and
family members and dear friends. She is also leaving
behind her beloved pets; Rascal, Tootsie Clair, Newman
and Guss.
Emerson described success when an individual has
“won the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of
children.” As a mother, grandmother, teacher, mentor and
friend, Maye’s beautiful example will live on in hearts
forever.
Maye was at the forefront of Oklahoma Education
Association’s early development, working to ensure public
education would meet and exceed the needs of children
and the professionalism of teachers in the charge. She
continued this endeavor throughout her career. In one’s
life you should be so blessed to have been touched by
Maye Stivers. She retired as a teacher at Traub Elementary
School, and was also active in Political Action Committee,
Retired Educators of Oklahoma, ACT, OEA, Mid Del
ACT, Eastern Oklahoma County Democratic Committee
and Traub Elementary Teacher of the Year.
She loved politics, cooking and her flower gardens. Our
lives our so much richer as a result of her friendship, love,
nurturing and guidance. Many will be saddened by her
passing. She was a wonderful and very much loved mother,
grandmother, aunt and friend and will be greatly
missed. She is gone but will not be forgotten. We are all
very sad to lose her. The family will receive friends at a
reception and viewing from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the
Candlewood Chapel at Ford Funeral Service.

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