, Muskogee, OK

November 14, 2013

Margaret Stout


— On April 9, 1936, God brought into this world a miracle child. Margaret Fay Bushyhead Stout was truly a woman with a generous heart, tough as nails and loved everyone. On Saturday, November 9, 2013, she began resting with Jesus, free of all illness. Margaret was born to Eunice and Elmer Bushyhead in an old farmhouse on Birdcreek Falls, in Sperry, Oklahoma. Margaret and her two brothers, Jim and Bob, were raised by their beloved grandma, Carrie Hassel. She loved her grandma dearly and cherished every memory she had growing up on "Birdcreek". As young as age 7, she helped her grandma prepare meals for the workers out in the fields and for anybody else who needed a meal. She always said, "Even though we were poor as dirt, we had everything". Growing up as a young girl with two brothers, she did everything they did. Her brother, Jim, recalls her at the creek with her 22 rifle shooting snakes. On March 8, 1957, she married Jerry Stout in Tulsa. They began a life of many adventures. From this union, they had seven children. Margaret spent her life sacrificing herself for her children. As Jerry was driving trucks for a living, she was home taking care of her kids. Eventually, they tried to retire. This lasted a week before boredom set in. So living on the lake, they decided to start a small business buying and selling pontoon boats. As they could never do anything on a small scale, the boat business grew into a large dealership. She was very proud of 150 Boat Sales. She always wanted to make everyone feel very welcomed. So her bi-word was "Howdy!" She had so many friends and was loved by many.  Some of her favorite things were Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Hanker'n For Hank and the movie "Grumpier Old Men". If you were riding in her van, you were watching Grumpier Old Men or listening to Hank Williams. She loved to go out to eat. She had a standing Friday night date night with her son, Jim, to go to "Willie's" and a Wednesday night date with her grandchildren, Jessica and Phan, to see which restaurant they would try next. Every trip to Tulsa, she had to go to Los Cabos to eat BBQ ribs and seeing her favorite server, Vance. She was proud of her Cherokee heritage, but always joked she was Cherokee, Irish and Comanche. And always warned everyone watch out for the Comanche.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; daughter, Nancy; brother, Bob; mother, Eunice; and her father, Elmer. She is survived by her children, Jim Stout and his wife, Donna of Checotah, John Stout and his wife, Arla of Oktaha, Jack Stout and his wife, Judi of Muskogee, Debbie Stout of Tulsa, Susie Englebretson of Muskogee and Jane Strickland and her husband, Randy of Muskogee; longtime family friend Brad Spencer; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and an amazing host of friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jesse Stout, Jack Stout, Jr., Dustin Strickland, Chad Stout, Justin Peachee and Casey Stout. Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie Wiles and Mike McSpadden.

Viewing will be at Bradley Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday From 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Muskogee with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah.

The family has entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service with the arrangements.  Friends may send condolences to the family at