Nedra Dean Tinker, 75, of Kiefer, Ok. passed away Thursday, July 11, at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa. Visitation will be Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, July 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel, with Randy Parks and J. P. Hackler officiating. Private burial will follow. Pallbearers are Jimmy Garrison, Junior Johnson, Daniel Parks, Shawn Tinker, Michael Tidwell and Steve Tinker. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Shriner Hospitals, which can be done through the Akdar Shrine website.
Nedra Tinker was born on Jan. 15, 1944 in Indianola to J. B. and Lillian (Garrison) Orr. She grew up in Crowder and graduated from Crowder High School with the class of 1962. Nedra was a devoted wife and mother but had also worked at Crowder School and at the Pittsburg County Courthouse as Deputy Court Clerk. Nedra, known as “Nana” to her family, loved family gatherings and loved to cook for everyone. She and Ed Tinker were married on June 21, 1982 and Nedra was a member of the Central Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ed, of the home; children, Shari Tidwell and husband Michael of Tulsa, Steven Shannon of McAlester, Shawn Tinker of Crowder and Nicole Parks and husband Daniel of Bixby; grandchildren, Kristin, Kirby and Khloe Shannon of Tulsa, Taylor Saunders of Tulsa, Mary Tidwell of Tulsa, Rylee Parks of Bixby and Cookson Parks of Bixby; great grandchildren, Bay and Maple Saunders of Tulsa. Also, sisters, Carolyn Wilkins and husband Brad of McAlester, Brenda Granzow and husband Randy of Edmond and Sue Ann Harmon and husband Anthony; and a brother, Kendall Young of McAlester, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Darren James Shannon.
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