Lena Mae (Stone) Avery

Lena Mae (Stone) Avery of Keota was born in Cartersville  Oct. 30, 1932, to Oscar and Ozey (Thornburg) Stone. She passed away in Claremore Jan. 25, 2019, at the age of 86. 

She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Avery of Glenpool, Brenda Avery of Claremore and Cheryl Money and husband, Oscar, of Checotah; one son, Dennis Avery and wife, Teri, of Claremore; one daughter-in-law, Tammy Avery of Caddo; one sister, Lois Cox and husband, Homer, of Tulsa; one brother-in-law, Howard and wife, Nancy, of Loveland, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Dortha and husband, Phil, of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Laurie Clawson and husband, Trent, Traci Mount and husband, Rob, Tamryn Cluck and husband, Jeff, Toni Jackson and husband, Cliff, Bradley Avery and wife, Misty, Ryan McComb and wife, Brittany, Nicky McComb and wife, Amanda, LaSheil Knowles and husband, Brian, Oscar Money III, Steven Money and wife, Amanda, Shane Avery, Channing Avery, Kristina Carroll and husband, Kenne and Justin Avery; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Lena married Melvin Avery June 14, 1950. Melvin and Lena lived together in a beautiful, loving marriage until Melvin’s death on March 2, 2011. Their relationship set an example for all their children and grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her two sons, Steven and Keith Avery; her parents, Oscar and Ozey;  one brother, Bryne Stone and sister-in-law, Bobbie Stone. 

Funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Mallory Chapel with Mike Schroeder officiating. Burial followed in Old Cache Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Stigler.

Viewing was from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Stigler; from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Keota; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Stigler.

Pallbearers were Steven Money, Justin Avery, Bradley Avery, Jeff Cluck, Cliff Jackson and Trent Clawson.

Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Money III, Channing Avery, Shane Avery, Ryan McComb, Nicky McComb, Brian Knowles and Rob Mount.

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