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Velma Jewell Driskill McKinney

May 21, 1949 — February 6, 2020

Funeral Service Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 10:00 AM - (cst) - Corbett Funeral & Cremation - Oklahoma City 807 W Wilshire Blvd - Oklahoma City, OK - 73116 Graveside Service Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 02:00 PM - (CST) - Little Cemetery - Seminole 11522 OK-99 - Seminole, OK - 74868 Velma was born May 21st, 1949 in Seminole, OK to Cecil James Driskill and Ethel (Mowdy) Driskill.  She passed from this life peacefully on February 6th 2020 in Yukon, OK at the age of 70.  Velma retired from Southwest Airlines after 20 years of service.  Velma enjoyed fishing which was taught to her by her father, Cecil, who was an avid fisherman.  She enjoyed telling her children how he fished to help feed his large family at times. She enjoyed sewing and made most of her children’s clothing as they grew up.  Velma loved to garden and was always growing all sorts of things in her yard. She loved to teach her children and grandchildren how to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers.  Velma loved Roses and always had several rose bushes in her yard. Velma loved to play Bingo and was the best at it. She even made an appearance on the Price is Right and made it all the way to the Showcase Showdown. Velma loved to cook and try new recipes and she loved sharing this skill with her children and grandchildren.  Velma made her own beef jerky and salsa which was loved by anyone who had the opportunity to try it. Her beef jerky was a source of pride and joy for her as she made it for the love of pleasing people. Her jerky even made it all the way to Magadan, Russia.  Her Chicken and dumplings were the envy of many who tried their best to duplicate it, but according to her children, never could quite match the flavor. Most of all Velma loved her children and grandchildren and spending time with them meant more to her than anything in the world.  Velma loved Jesus with all of her heart and enjoyed speaking to her grandchildren about the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Ethel Driskill, one brother; Cecil James Driskill, and three sisters; Clemmie Ethel Sorge, Hazel Joyce Kean and Ruby Edna Driskill. Velma was blessed with a large and loving family who will miss her dearly. Velma is survived by her two sons; Darrin Lofton and wife Angie of Shawnee OK, Kevin Lofton and wife Michelle, her daughter; Amy McKee and husband John, three sisters; Mary Ellen Williams of Georgetown, TX, Virgie Carolyn Ball of Newcastle, OK, and Juanita Pearl Webb of Choudrant, LA, 12 grandchildren and numerous family and friends. Pallbearers will be Darrin Lofton, Kevin Lofton, John McKee, Jace McKee and Luke McKee.
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