Services for Violet Marie Sliger, 87, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ada First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim Knight will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Stonewall. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Violet went to join her husband, Robert A. (Bob) (Tallboy) Sliger Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Ada. She was born Feb. 22, 1929, to Henry and Minola Akin Shelton and married Robert Sliger March 15, 1951. He preceded her in death Feb. 21, 2016.
Mrs. Sliger stayed home with her children until they were old enough and then she went to work at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada as the switchboard supervisor until her retirement. She was a longtime, active member of Ada Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Sliger, along with her husband, spent her life working to take care of her family. She took great pride in her home and her family. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning and helping care for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Janice Childress and her husband, Martin, of Ada, Bobby Sliger and his fiancé, Kathy Bruner, of Kentucky and Linda Long and her husband, Jeff, of Ada; her sister, Bernadine OBrien of Ada; nine grandchildren, Misty Hudnall of Wewoka, Sean Childress and his fiancé, Tisha Raney, of Ada, Chad Sliger of Stonewall, Chris Sliger and his wife, Jessica, of Ada, Jenae Micozzi and her husband, Mark, of Ada, Tiffani Dickinson and her husband, Russell, of Ada, Robert Long and his wife, Bobby Jean, of Ada, Jayce Chancellor and her husband, Jerald, of Sulphur and Jarrod Jackson of Ada; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sherry Jackson; a sister, Sue Johnson; five brothers, Clell Shelton, Bobby Gene Shelton, Billy Ray Shelton, Teddy John Shelton and Jerry Don Shelton; and most recently her husband of 63 years, Bob Sliger.
Bearers will be Chad Sliger, Chris Sliger, Sean Childress, Robert Long, Jarrod Jackson and Tanner Hudnall. Honorary bearers will be Eli Sliger, Parker Deliz and Samuel Deliz.
Published on February 13, 2017