In Memoriam: Anna D. “Pat” Broyles

WELCH—Anna D. “Pat” Broyles, 85, of Vinita, Okla., passed away Sat., Apr. 8, 2017, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Commerce, Okla., to William D. Kelly and Frankie (Osborne) Kelly.

Anna married the love of her life, Don Broyles, on Aug. 26, 1948. The union produced three beautiful children. The couple made their home north of Welch. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage. Twelve years ago, they moved to Vinita.

Anna was a graduate of Commerce High School. After marrying Don, she became a housewife, caring for the family home north of Welch and raising their children. It was an honor she truly enjoyed. They faithfully attended the Welch Baptist Church, where she was active with funeral dinners and helping with the community Thanksgiving dinner. After moving to Vinita, she worshiped at the First Baptist Church in Vinita, where she considered the members an extended part of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and seven sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Don, of the home; one son, David Broyles and wife Sue of Colcord, Okla.; their Son, David Broyles and wife Tonya. David and Tonya’s children, David Janson Broyles, Brody Allan Broyles, Amelia Broyles, Mariah Whiteday, and Kindra Whiteday; David and Sue’s daughter, Jackalyn Madding and husband Matt. Jackalyn and Matt’s son, Dylan Grayson Madding; daughter, Kathy Edwards and husband, Jerry, of Vinita, their Son, Donnie Henry and wife Alicia, Daughter, Alicia Young and husband Matt, and daughter, Andrea Buffington and husband Floyd. Andrea and Floyd’s son, Seth Buffington and daughter Lanie; Cindy Kolb and husband, Al, of Indianapolis, Ind., their son, Chad; Chad’s children, Stephen, Lauren, and Noah Ayers. Chad has one grandson, Kayden; two daughters, Kristi Stewart and husband Bobby; and Bonna Jean Cooney and husband Chris. B.J.; and Chris’s children, Penny, Michael, and Aylan Cooney. Survivors also include one brother, John Kelly of Texas; and a host of friends.

Visitation 5-7 p.m., Wed., Apr. 12, 2017, at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Welch. Services are 2 p.m., Thur., Apr. 13, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Vinita. Pastors Skip McClain and C.G. Gillmore will officiate. Burial will follow in the Welch Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Bill Winderweele, Jimmy Owenby, Lee Hale, Billy Herd, Kevin Mayfield, and Bill Fansler.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to First Baptist Church in Vinita.

Services entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.