Obituary for Ella Mae Yandell

Ella Mae Yandell, 89, of the Lovings community was born June 9, 1934 in Dora, Missouri to Roy and Effie Melveda (Sutterfield) Branscum and passed away Sept. 16, 2023 at her home.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Brother Alvin Branscum and Brother Charlie Scott officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hontubby Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home in Heavener.  

She is survived by two daughters Denise Stacy of Howe and Elisia Naylor of the Lovings community; four sons Royce McGee of Heavener, Mike McGee of Lovings, Russell McGee of Red Oak and Randy Yandell of Lovings; one sister, Helen Maloy, of Heavener; two brothers Alvin Branscum and wife Claudiette of Whitesboro, and Doug Branscum and wife Jackie of Poteau; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, other loved ones, and a host of friends

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Melveda (Sutterfield) Branscum; her husband, Bob Yandell; three sons David, Terry and Tony McGee; a great-grandson, Pepper McGee; and a great-granddaughter, Lola McGee.

Viewing is from 1 until 8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

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