Ila Mae, age 86, of Yukon, Ok, passed away the day of June 30, 2012. She was born in New Blaine, Ark, on July 15, 1925, to Myrtle and William Parker.
She married Dillon Utah Thomas on January 25, 1949, and they had 56 years together before death separated them. Ila was a faithful Christian and long-time member of the Putnam City Church of Christ and later was also a member of the South Yukon Church of Christ.
She was a buyer and fashion model for the department store, Curr's, and retired from the Putnam City School District with 25 years of service.
Ila is preceded in death by her husband, Dillon, her parents, and her sister Corrine Gunter, her brother Gene Parker, sister Velma thayer, and brother James Parker; she is survived by her children Deborah A. Barber (Steve) of Bethany, Vicki L. Mullings (Bill) of Ardmore, Toni R. Paxton (Thomas) of Yukon, and Mark. A. Thomas (Eva) of Yukon, as well as twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will begin at 10:00 am, July 3, 2012, at Buchanan Chapel, followed by the interment at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.