Lois Dorene Markes, 86 year old Afton, Oklahoma resident passed away Monday July 22, 2019 in Joplin, Missouri.

Dorene was born on January 3, 1933 in Bernice, Oklahoma to Elmer Floyd and Dora Matilda (Lane) Wilmoth. After high school Dorene married Elmer Jo Markes. She was very active in being a farmers wife and loved working outside and tending to the garden. Above all Dorene loved playing babysitter to her grandchildren. Dorene was also very active at church and was a founding member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Afton, Oklahoma. She also taught Sunday School There as well as teaching Vacation Bible School and helping with church dinners.

Dorene was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and two sisters.

She is survived by three children, Jolene Beaty and husband Steve of Afton, Oklahoma, Earlene Hildebrand and husband Matt of Vinita, Oklahoma, and David Markes and wife Tami of Afton, Oklahoma, two nephews Wesley Wilmoth and John Dody, and two nieces Chrystal Hughes and Glenda Pasley. Dorene is also survived by nine grandchildren, and twelve grandchildren

Graveside services for Dorene will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26th 2019 at Sixkiller Cemetery in Afton, Oklahoma. Pastor Brian Gibson will officiate. A visitation for friends and family will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday July 25, 2019 at the Trinity Southern Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dorene’s name to Trinity Southern Baptist Church.

Notes of encouragement for the family may be left at www.brown-winters.com

Services are under the direction of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Afton.