Margie Darlene Harrison, 95, a long-time resident of Pryor, OK passed away on November 5, 2023 in Claremore, OK. As Margie would like to say "On a cold windy day during the depression" she was born on January 19, 1928, in a small house near Grand River and 12 miles Northeast of Pryor, OK to William Franklin Sewell and Kizzie Mae (Conley) Sewell.
Margie had a long and fulfilling career that spanned decades. She dedicated herself to Gabel's Ranch House Sausage, which later became Greer's Ranch House Sausage. Margie's commitment and hard work were unparalleled. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she retired in 1993 after many years of service.
Education played an integral role in Margie's life. She graduated from Strang High School in 1945 and cherished her time as a basketball player on the school team. Margie's passion for the game was palpable and fueled her competitive spirit.
One of Margie's greatest joys came from living in the country and growing up on a farm. The tranquility of nature, the beauty of the land, and the simple pleasures that came with rural living brought immense happiness to her life. She had great memories of working the fields with her sisters and brother. She cherished the memoires of walking to Sunday School and church at Welch and Cole. Being taught to Love God and believe the Bible led to a personal faith in Christ which upheld her all the days of her life.
Margie is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband Henry Harrison. also, by her sisters Marie McClellan, Mildred Littlefield, Velsa Walker, and Zella Sewell, as well as her brother Bobby Sewell. Margie's passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who loved her, but her memory will be forever cherished.
To carry on her legacy, Margie is survived by her daughter Kizzie Kaye Baldridge of Pryor, OK, and her son Sandy Baldridge and wife Roxanne of Jenks, OK. Her grandchildren, Elizabeth Renee Roettele and husband John of Cameroon, Africa, Kayln Rochelle Compaore and husband Seth of Denison, TX, Sarah Rebecca Skinner and husband Kevin of Stockdale, Texas, and Stephen Franklin Baldridge of Tulsa, OK, lovingly remember their grandmother.
Margie's warmth extended beyond immediate family. She leaves behind six adoring great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and loved ones who were fortunate enough to know her.
Margie Darlene Harrison was a beacon of love and kindness in the world. Her caring nature made an impact on everyone she encountered. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. As we gather to celebrate her life at the Memorial Service on November 21st at Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center at 1:30 PM in Pryor, OK., let us remember Margie with joy and fondness in our hearts. May she rest in eternal peace.