Wilma Lee (Armstrong) Oney, 89-year-old Afton resident, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Grove Integris Hospital. She was born on November 4, 1928 in Welch, to Rufus Paul and Elizabeth Arminta (Vicory) Armstrong. Wilma graduated from Welch High School in 1946. She married Leroy Oney on December 21, 1946, he preceded her in death on February 18, 2000. They lived in Welch for many years, before moving to Miami, before moving to Grand Lake near Afton. She worked at Eastern State Hospital many years in the time keeping department. Wilma and Leroy purchased Harden’s Resort and it became Oney’s Resort on Grand Lake for many years. Wilma was an active member of the Afton First Christian Church. She loved to read, cook, and spend time with her nine siblings. Loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was her greatest joy.
The family includes: three sons, Charles Oney and wife Charlotte of Frisco, Texas, Randy Oney and wife Peggy of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Philip Oney and wife Sandi of Muskogee; grandchildren, Chris Oney and wife Kara, Cassie Richardson and husband Terance, Jennifer Oney-Hooven and husband Howard, Rachel Hamed and husband A’lan, Nathan Oney and wife Kristia, Dylan Oney; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kalen, Kylie, Hannah, Sophia, T. J., Cayden, Asher, Austin, William and baby Ava. Her siblings, Jack Armstrong of Miami, Verla Smith of Nowata, Dean Harden and husband Melvin of Welch, Maxine Highsmith of Welch, Kay Armstrong and wife Carol of Welch, Vivian Helms of Welch, Dixie Heflin of Pittsburg, Kan., Bud Armstrong of Commerce, and Joe Armstrong and wife Cindy of Vinita; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home in Vinita.
The celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Afton First Christian Church in Afton, Okla., with Pastor Leon Weece officiating. Interment will follow at the Welch Cemetery in Welch, Okla. Friends may give to Cookson Hills Children’s Home or the Afton First Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.highsmithfh.com. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita.