Shirley Jean Neff

Shirley Jean Neff, 61, of Wister died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Wister.Shirley was born in Poteau on Nov. 21, 1950, to Paul and Rachel (Kelley) Nichols. She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Paulette Nichols; and husband, Joe Neff.Shirley was the family prankster, her sense of humor and practical jokes will be greatly missed. Shirley’s greatest love in life was her family; especially her grandkids. Nothing brought her greater joy that being called “Mamaw.” She was the community Mamaw. Everyone called her Mamaw. She placed cherished mementos into memory jars throughout the years as reminders of the special moments spent with loved ones.Survivors include her daughters, Marie Pitchford of Poteau, Shawna Martin of Wister; son, Jon Sloan of Wister; seven grandchildren, Clint Baker, Blake Neff, Bryce Martin, Wyatt Pitchford, Dawson Pitchford, Brody Martin, Sadie Sloan; brothers, Frank Nichols Sr. of Tulsa, Larry Nichols of Cameron; father, Paul Nichols of Gilmore; extended Donaho family; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in Evans Chapel of Memories with Frank Nichols Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery, Monroe. Pallbearers will be Frank Nichols Jr., Tony Nichols, Ron Sloan, Jon Sloan, Brody Martin, Clint Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Nichols Sr., Bryce Martin, Duane Donaho, Curtis Martin, Corey Hill and Kevin SawyerThe family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.comArrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.