S.O.T.S. ~ Student 1930s
SAPULPA, Ok -- Evelyn Sophie Homer Shook , 93, passed away on Sept. 3, 2011, in Sapulpa. She was born on March 24, 1918, to Davis Homer and Dora Folsom Homer in Keota.
At the age of six she was sent to attend an Indian boarding school, which later caught fire and then she went to Sequoyah Orphan Training School in Tahlequah (Class of 1938) , where she finished her schooling.
She moved to Tulsa and worked in childcare and house care for prominent Tulsa families. During World War II she worked at the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Plant in Tulsa as a riveter. She also worked at Union Public Schools for some time where she was known for her humor among her co-workers. Evelyn married Truman Shook in 1948 and started a family of three sons and a daughter in Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack Homer; and her husband.
She is survived by her sister, Irene Allen of Ada; sons: Wayne Shook with wife Judy of Pryor, Archie Shook with wife Denise of Tulsa, and Dan Shook with wife Joan of Cleveland,
Okla.; daughter Kathy Blackler with husband Curtis of Tulsa; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.