The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 7, 2014

Joan Humphrey

Published 2-7-14


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Visitation for Joan Humphrey, 81, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 7, 2014, at Nash Christian Church. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb, 8, at Nash Christian Church, with the Revs. Dean Holt and Richard Craven officiating. Interment will follow in New Home Cemetery, Nash. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek.

Joan was born Jan. 4, 1933, to Richard Gregory and Effa Wayman Parks in Chelsea, Okla. She died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her home.  

She married Delmer Humphrey Dec. 7, 1952, at Davis Park Christian Church, Enid. They were married 48 years.

Joan was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Enid and Jet. They moved to Long Beech, Calif., where Delmer was in the Navy.

Later moving to Caldwell, Kan., he worked as a dozer operator. In 1957, they moved to Jet where they farmed. Joan would call everyone and sing “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary.”

She was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She enjoyed her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Joan was a church treasurer and led the singing at Jet Nazarene Church, where she was a member. They sold cream and eggs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Wayne, and husband Delmer.

Joan is survived by son, Kim Humphrey and wife Pam, Jet; daughters, Carmen Butts and husband Greg, Enid, and Nita French and husband Dennie, Norman; brothers, Elam Parks, Brent Parks, Hal Parks, Rick Parks, Bob Parks, and John Parks.; 10 grandchildren, Kamie Dominick and husband Gomes, Kendall Hadsell and husband Bradlee, Kody Humphrey, Kale Butts, Blaine Butts and wife Lisa, Eric Butts, Kayley Grace, Chayse, Channing and Chandler; four great-grandchildren, Alex Hadsell, Aden Hadsell, Addy Hadsell and Abbi Hadsell.

Memorials may be made to Lions Eye Bank or Life Share.

(Submitted by family)