Helen Myrl Cockrell, 97, of Muskogee, passed away Friday morning. Helen was born April 29, 1916 to Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Miller in Smithville, Texas. After graduating high school she furthered her education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Our beloved “Mama Mo” spent most of her adult life in the service of others. For over 20 years she worked diligently as a nurse at Hillcrest Burn Center until her retirement in 1985. Her life was devoted to others even until the age of 92 she served at Meals On Wheels. She lovingly raised three sons and delighted in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; five siblings; a granddaughter, Ronnye Gayle Stewart; and a great-granddaughter, Bethany Kay Stewart.
Helen is survived by her sons, Jim Cockrell and wife Chris of Dallas, Texas, Ron Cockrell of Muskogee, Oklahoma and John Cockrell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; her grandchildren, Beth Stacey and husband Alan of Muskogee, Oklahoma, John Cockrell and wife Jonna of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Kerry Carment and husband David of Cape Coral, Florida, Anna Cockrell of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Aimee Erickson of New Jersey; her great grandchildren, Sean Carment of Cape Coral, Florida, Tyler Carner of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chelsea Carner of Los Angeles, California, Mackensy Carner of Boulder, Colorado, and Alexandria Cockrell, Bryce Cockrell and Jackson Cockrell, all of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Alan Stacey and John Cockrell officiating. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com