IDABEL, OK -- Esther Mae Crosby McKinney , (Seq. Student 1960s), age 64, of Idabel, OK, departed this earth July 25, 2016 in her home. She was born the daughter of Mike Crosby and Ida Tonihka Crosby on March 23, 1952 in Talihina, OK.
A wake for Esther was held Friday, July 29 in the Norwood-Nation Chapel and her service was Saturday, July 30 at the Victory Life Church in Broken Bow, followed by interment at Yasho Cemetery.
Esther attended Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah with her siblings, graduating with the Class of 1970.
Esther was a faithful member of the Yasho Methodist Church, she enjoyed reading her Bible and attending Choctaw Bible Study as often as she could. Her favorite activities were going camping, playing games and watching a good movie. Esther always enjoyed the company of her niece and loved nothing more than to be with family and friends.
Esther is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Alex Battiest.
She is survived by one daughter, Felecia Wallace and husband James of Idabel, OK; one brother, Alfred Crosby (Seq. Class of 1977) of Idabel, OK; five sisters, Lorenza Brandy and husband Raymond of Valliant, OK, Cheryl Hudson of Idabel, OK, Twilla Jarvis of Idabel, OK, Estabel Crosby Bitsouie (Seq. Sr. 1971) and husband Joseph of Tulsa, OK, and Venita Crosby Shomo (Seq.Class of 1971) of Idabel, OK; one granddaughter; seven step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; and special niece, Jana Brandy; along with several other nieces, nephews and relatives.