Wanita Ellen Straw
- Born: 16 Jun 1912, Nowata, Nowata County, Oklahoma
- Marriage (1): William Delbert Good on 23 Oct 1933 in Shawnee, Oklahoma
- Died: 17 Jul 2008, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma at age 96
- Buried: Floral Haven Memorial Gardens Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
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GOOD - Wanita Ellen, 96, born June 16, 1912, in Nowata, OK to the late Mecca Russell Straw and Herman Winters Straw, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2008. She moved to Oilton at a young age, then to Shidler where she graduated high school. Wanita attended Oklahoma Baptist University, serving as band queen, before transferring to Oklahoma A&M where she met her future husband of 67 years and received a teacher's certificate. She and William Delbert Good married October 23, 1933, in Shawnee, OK, moving to Tulsa in 1940. Papa and Bunny, as they came to be known, were very active in several branches of masonry, namely Petroleum Lodge, Brookside Eastern Star and Supreme Council Order of the Amaranth. After Delbert died in 2000, Wanita lived independently in Tulsa until she was 96 years old. Although small in stature, Wanita was big in heart and loved her family and friends.
She is survived by: 1 daughter, Jean Good VanDall and husband Bill; 5 grandchildren: Jennifer and husband Richard Uhl, Jill and husband Tracy Holland, Deidre and husband Bill Duca, Heidi and husband Mike Teague, Casey and wife Leslie Goodwin; 17 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-greatgrandchildren.
Service for Wanita will be 10 am, Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Floral Haven Funeral Services, 6500 South 129th East Ave, Broken Arrow with internment to follow at Floral Haven. Funeral directed by Floral Haven, 918-252-2518.
Wanita married William Delbert Good on 23 Oct 1933 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. (William Delbert Good was born in 1910 in Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA, died in 2000 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA and was buried in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA.)