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Official Obituary of

Ida "Sue" (Knight) Pillars

May 12, 1939 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Ida Pillars Obituary

Ida “Sue” (Knight) Pillars was born to Charles Knight and Ida Almeda (Speer) Knight on May 12, 1939 at Sunkist, Oklahoma.  Sue, as she preferred to be called, attended Boswell High School and then received her certification as a Med Aide (CMA) and worked at the Beaver County Nursing Home for 24 years.

Sue married the love of her life, Garland Allan Pillars in 1956 and they enjoyed 67 years of marriage until his passing in June of this year. To this union were born five children; Marshall Allan, Terry Len, Cindy Sue, Haskell Lance and Billy Don.

In addition to her career at the nursing home she had earlier worked at Taylor Drug as a sales clerk, Sue enjoyed her Cokes and was known as the vanilla ice cream queen. She was always quick witted and never gave up. She even signed that she had attended an in-service training just two weeks ago. She tirelessly helped raise her grandchildren, crocheted, read books and was known for her cooking and baking of homemade rolls. She took great pride in her yard and raised beautiful roses. Sue was supportive of Garland and his love of horses, also sponsored him in his roping career with his horse Ajax and many others. After her retirement she enjoyed being Garland’s co-pilot while he was “Makin’ the circle”.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband Garland Allan Pillars, her parents Charles and Ida Knight, her siblings and their spouses; Jane and Jack Covey, Delores and Sandy Scott, Charles (Buck) and Terry Knight and brother-in-law Jerry Malone.

She is survived by her sister Lanell Malone of Boswell, Oklahoma, sons; Marshall Allan and wife Patricia Pillars of Farmington, NM, Terry Len and wife Tammi Pillars of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Haskell Lance Pillars of Ada, Oklahoma, Billy Don Pillars of Ada, Oklahoma, daughter Cindy Sue and husband Calvin Masden of Beaver, Oklahoma, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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October 2, 2023

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beaver County Funeral Home
215 Douglas
Beaver, OK 73932

Funeral Service
October 3, 2023

10:00 AM
First Christian Church
517 Ave. C
Beaver, OK 73932

Graveside Service
October 4, 2023

10:00 AM
Restland Cemetery
4808 N 4020 Rd (6th St in town)
Boswell, OK 74727


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