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Dolly (Rose) ShookJune 29, 1930 ~ September 10, 2017 (age 87)
Ruby Dolline "Dolly" (Rose) Shook was born to William Richard Rose and Ida Jane (Legan) Rose on June 29, 1930 on the Rose Family Farm. Dolly was escorted by her Savior to her eternal home where she was reunited with the love of her life on September 10, 2017.
Dolly was united in marriage to Jesse Adel Shook on June 8, 1946. They had been married for over 62 years, when Jesse went to be with Jesus on November 1, 2008. This union was blessed with four children Sandra Elaine, Linda Carol, Bonnie Jean and Jesse Leon.
Dolly was a hard worker and wore many "hats" in her lifetime. While still in high school, she took her first job as a telephone operator in Beaver. Through this job, she met actor Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated American war heroes. Audie asked Dolly to join him for a coke date. This turned into a family joke that Grandma Dolly "dated" Audie Murphy. Over time, she worked as a waitress in almost every restaurant in Beaver, including Mary's Cafe that she owned and operated. Over the next several years, Dolly owned and operated several businesses with her husband including an automotive store, Shook's Laundromat, and the SonShine Day Care Center. At the day care center, she became known as "Grandma Dolly" to most of the children in Beaver from 1984-1993. After retiring and selling the day care in July 1993, Jesse and Dolly moved to Liberal, Kansas. Dolly had several jobs in Liberal just to keep busy. She worked in women's wear at Wal-Mart and as a paraprofessional for the Liberal USD #480. She volunteered her time to St. Catherine's Hospice for many years after Jesse passed away. She was honored with Hospice Volunteer of the year in 2012. Dolly moved to Oklahoma City on August 1, 2014 to live with her grandson Tim Eudey, who cared for her until her passing.
She enjoyed being outside and working in her many flower gardens. She volunteered often with her local church where she quickly became "Grandma" to everyone.
Dolly loved her kids and her church. Her greatest joy was when she became a grandma to 24 grandkids and 24 great-grandkids. Her love for all children led her and Jesse to become foster parents from 1985-1996 where they loved, cared for and ministered to over 60 children.
At the age of 55, Dolly and her sister Bea returned to Beaver high school, where they both obtained their GED. Dolly then attended Rhema Bible College Correspondence School, graduating in 1989 with her Associates Degree in Pastoral Studies.
She was a church member of CFAN (formerly known as Christian Life Center) in Liberal, KS and Faith Church of Oklahoma City, OK.
Dolly is survived by her ornerier older sister Bea Ragan of Beaver. Son Leon Shook (Linda) of Garden City, KS, Daughters Sandy Gordon (Glen) of Yukon, OK, Linda Agosto of Liberal, KS and Bonnie Renfrow of Lewisville, TX. Sister-in-Law Drueen Rose of Beaver. Grandchildren Scott Eudey (Misa), Danielle Constante (Sam), Tim Eudey, Hillary Jarrard (Chris), Courtney Diemart, Jonna Dinkel (Steve), Alesha Gordon, Ashley Hladik (Ryan), Kenneth Gordon (Susana), Christina Fackler (Brian), Atticus Agosto (Kanika), Shane Agosto (Alexis), Jessica Shook, Jonathan Shook and Brittney Agosto. 24 great-grandchildren, 63 foster children, and many loved nieces, nephews and friends.
Dolly was preceded in death by her doting husband Jesse Shook, her parents, 4 brothers and 6 sisters.
Dolly's family would like to thank Mercy Home Health and Mercy Hospice for taking such loving care of her. Thank you especially to Kellie McFarland, Heather Henson, and Tabitha Mumino.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at the First Christian Church in Beaver, Ok. Interment taking place at 3:00 pm at the Liberal Cemetery in Liberal, KS. Arrangements were entrusted to the Beaver county Funeral Home.
Feel free to honor Dolly by wearing your favorite football team's shirt or colors. Dolly loved football and was the biggest fan of the OU Sooners and Dallas Cowboys.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Church, 12201 Warwick Dr., Oklahoma City, Ok 73162 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105
12201 Warwick Dr., Oklahoma City OK 73162
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis TN 38105