The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 10, 2014

Shirley Yvonne (Tyree) Curtis

Published 1-10-14

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Shirley Yvonne (Tyree) Curtis was born April 14, 1920, in Fairview Oklahoma. As a child, she lived with her parents, Herbert “Hub” and Nellie (Carpenter), on a farm east of Seiling.

She attended grade school in Fonda, Oklahoma. She graduated as salutatorian from Seiling High School in 1937.

Shirley married LeRoy Curtis January 5, 1944, in Bethany, OK. While LeRoy was shipped overseas for WWII, Shirley worked at Tinker Air Force Base and graduated from Blackwood-Davis Business College.

In 1949, they moved back to Canton, where they opened and operated the Curtis grocery store for the next eight years. She also retired after working for Canton Grain Company under management of L.L. Light.

A devoted Christian who loved to sing in the choir, teach Sunday school, she participated in C.W.F. at Canton Christian Church.

Shirley was an avid bridge player who was part of  Over-bidders Club. She also was a member of Canton Iris Garden Club and CON 6 Home Demonstration Club.

Coffee-time with her girlfriends and sisters always was one of her favorite pastimes, as well as fishing and following her grandchildren to whatever sporting events they were participating in.

The love and loyalty she had for God, her family and friends always will be remembered and cherished.

On January 8, 2014, Shirley departed this earth to be with her Lord and Savior.

She is preceded in her death by her husband, LeRoy Curtis, parents “Hub” and Nellie Tyree and daughter Vickie Hoskins.

Surviving are her sisters, Darlene and husband Bud Robinson and Joyce Robison; brother Paul Tyree; daughter Shirley Canaday; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Canton Christian Church. Steve Driskill will officiate. Interment will follow in Fountain Cemetery, west of Canton, under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. Condolences may be made at

(Submitted by family)