Longtime resident of Muskogee Rana A. (Stewart) Mayo was born on July 13, 1924 in Hindman, Kentucky to Kay and Salley Ann Stewart. She died on December 6, 2019 in Muskogee Oklahoma. Her family moved from Kentucky as a child to Titanic, Oklahoma and living on a farm and helping her father operate a local Country Store. She graduated from Stillwell High School and attended Northeastern College. She taught school for a period of time. After World War II, she married Gilbert Mayo upon his return from the army. After the birth of their son they made their home in Muskogee, Oklahoma where their daughter was born. Rana was employed by Hembrees Tot Teen until her retirement. During this period Gilbert and Rana adopted a daughter Cindy Mayo. Rana enjoyed her family and being around them as well as dancing and country music. Rana was a member of Honor Heights Methodist Church of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Rana is preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert H. Mayo; parents, Kay and Salley Stewart; 4 brothers, and 1 sister. She is survived by her children, Gilbert T. Mayo and wife Joyce Melton Mayo; Deborah K. Mayo of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Cindy Todd of Seminole, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10 at Foster-Petering Ivory Chapel from 12:00pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 am at Foster-Petering Ivory Chapel with Stan Newton Officiating. Graveside Services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 11 at Stillwell Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.foster-peteringfuneralservice.com
Published on December 6, 2019