April 21, 1935 - December 11, 2019
Stella Easter, daughter of Stella Alma (Corson) and Alonzo Beckwith was born on April, 21 1935 which happened to be Easter Sunday and that is how she was given her middle name. She passed away on December 11, 2019 at the age of 84 years young. Stella was one of five children growing up in Cherokee, OK where she graduated in 1954 from Cherokee High School. She was very involved in Future Home Makers of America while in school. She married the Love of her Life on July 4th, 1959. There was more than fireworks that night. Roger and Stella made their home in Alva, OK raising four children together. She worked at the Alva School Cafeteria for many years. She loved to iron and do laundry. She is remembered fondly by her family for loving to cook, wanting to travel any chance she could, dancing, and loving her children with most precious unconditional love. Roger and Stella moved to Arkansas in 1986 where she became a Hospice Nurses Aid and helped many people on their last days. Stella was a Breast Cancer Survivor. She was diagnosed in 1989. She loved our Lord and Savior and was a member of New Beginning Christian Fellowship Church of Ringwood, OK when she passed away. One of her most prized moments in her life was being baptized together with Roger in 1976. In 2009 Roger and Stella made their home in Okeene, OK to be closer to their children and grand children. Stella is proceeded in death by her two brothers, Gilbert Beckwith, and Gary Beckwith, two sisters, Gladys Newman, and Bernice Leslie. Her son Robert Lon Rose October 18, 1961. We know she is holding him tight in heaven today. She is survived by her husband Roger Rose. They were able to celebrate their 60th anniversary this year together. Her son Steve Hankey and wife Melinda. Her son Alan Hankey and wife Barbara. Her daughter Robin Cochran and husband Mick. Her daughter Tina Newman and husband Arlan. Her best friend Doris Romind, 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Stella went to Beadles Nursing Home on January 26, 2017 was cared for by the loving staff until her last moments on this earth. The Family thanks each and everyone of you.
Stella Easter, daughter of Stella Alma (Corson) and Alonzo Beckwith was born on April, 21 1935 which happened to be Easter Sunday and that is how she was given her middle name. She passed away on December 11, 2019 at the age of 84 years young. Stella... View Obituary & Service Information
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