The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 17, 2013

Estelle Bee Muegge

Published 1-17-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Estelle Bee Muegge, 97, of Lamont, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid, Okla. Estelle Bee was born July 28, 1915, in Morrill, Kan., to Albert Lee “Bert” and Iva Jewell (Anderson) Cardwell.

Estelle Bee attended schools in Morrill, Kan., Colorado Springs, Colo., Caldwell, Kan., Wichita, Kan., and Lamont, Okla., where she graduated in 1933.

Estelle Bee married George Adolphus  Muegge Dec. 1, 1935, in Lamont, Okla., on her grandmother’s homestead. They celebrated 68 years of marriage before he passed away.

Estelle Bee and George lived all their life in Lamont, her being a homemaker and farm wife.

Estelle Bee was an active member of United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 35 years, member of Women’s Society of Christian Services and Farm Bureau Organization, where she served as local and state officer. She was also a member of the Rainbow organization.

Estelle Bee and George went to South Padre Island, Texas, on their honeymoon and then spent many winters there, vacationing. They traveled with their dear friends, the Dodges, for many years. Their extensive travels included Europe and every state in the U.S., including Hawaii.

Estelle Bee is survived by her children, Paul and Nancy Muegge of Tonkawa, Okla., Joe and Dianna Muegge of Bennett, Colo., and Ann and Jack Black of Lamont, Okla.; brother, Elton Lee and Mattie Cardwell of Ponca City, Okla.; grandchildren, Tim Muegge, Jeff and Leslie Muegge, Shawn and Linda Muegge, Amy Muegge, Jana and Doby Webb, Kari and Lonnie Lively, Tanya and James Pinyan, and Penny and Chad Quick; great-grandchildren, Jarett and Kadi Webb, Cooper and Carson Lively, Ryan Muegge, Trista and Cody Pinyan, Ember, and Angel and Cassie Quick; and numerous other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister and two great-grandchildren, Madison and David Muegge.

The family of Estelle Bee will be at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. for a time of visitation. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at United Methodist Church of Lamont, Okla., with Pastor Vera Walton officiating. Interment will follow in Lamont Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Tonkawa, Okla.

Memorials may be made to Lamont United Methodist Church and Lamont Fire Department.

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(Submitted by family)