Corliss Ann Elsworth, 64, of Mustang, Oklahoma was called home on Thursday, August 25, 2016.
She was born March 18, 1952 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Betty (Milster) and Raymond Tanner. She graduated from Poplar Bluff High School and went on to have a career as a medical records technician. Corliss had a deep commitment to her faith, which she demonstrated by making rosaries for missions around the world and for people in need. She was a secular member of the Discalced Carmelites. She was a member of The Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel and St. Teresa of Jesus, community of Oklahoma City in the Province of Oklahoma/St. Therese. She joined the community as an aspirant in 2000 and was clothed in the Secular Discalced Carmelite Scapular in 2001. She made her first promise in 2007 and made her Definitive Promise to the Community on Jan 16, 2010. Corliss was an active member in her community where she sat on Council and served as Formation Director. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, RaeAnna. She was an avid Thunder and NASCAR fan.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Tanner; three children, daughter Angela Birdman and husband Louis, son Michael Elsworth and wife Traci, daughter Amy Elsworth; two sisters Cindy Tanner and Becky Tanner; one granddaughter RaeAnna Elsworth; and a host of loving friends.
Her father, Raymond Tanner, and an infant sister, Barbara Kay Tanner, preceded her in death.
A vigil will be held Wednesday, Aug 31st, at 6:00pm in the chapel at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W Britton Rd, Oklahoma City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Sept 1st at 11:00am at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank Humanity Hospice, especially Marie and Melinda, for their compassionate care.
The family requests memorials may be made to Catholic charities.