Lillian Oleta Zickefoose passed from this life on November 19, 2021, at the age of 94 at her home in Cleveland, Oklahoma.
Oleta was born on November 7, 1927, at Keystone, Oklahoma the daughter of Tony and Geneva (Taylor) Overstreet. Oleta grew up and attended school in the Cleveland and the Keystone area where she completed her education. Oleta attended school at Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater. Oleta was later united in marriage to Glen Arkison in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 2nd 1947, where they established their home and to that union there are three children Ann, Sherry and Dusty. In 1967, Oleta moved to Oklahoma City and was then united in marriage to Kenneth Hensley on August 31st, 1966. Oleta gained employment with Gulfstream Aviation where she worked as a receptionist. Oleta and Kenneth made their home in Oklahoma City for many years until 1982, they then moved to Cleveland. Upon moving to the Cleveland area Oleta accepted a position with Ark Valley Gas where she worked for over 10 years when she retired. Oleta and Edward Zickefoose were united in marriage on March 11th 1992, and made their home in Cleveland where she has continued to reside.
Oleta loved being a mother taking care of her family which she loved dearly. Oleta enjoyed keeping her mind sharp, writing poetry, doing puzzles, studying the bible, and enjoyed good music, especially the Lawrence Welk Show. She was also a very selfless person, as her whole life was devoted to helping others and ensuring her family was deeply loved and well provided for. Oleta was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and attended Sand Springs General Baptist Church in her later years.
Survivors are two children Ann Arkison of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Jim Hensley, and wife Vickie of Cleveland, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren Jason Bryce, Jay Lively, Jessica Peters, Michael Wells, Dakota and Loni Hensley, Shawn Dugger, Kristi Moran and several great grandchildren, the Wells family, Dartanian, Sorschia, great great grandchildern, Armos, Thessaly, Akadian, Jeshua, Austin, Rhayla, Phoenix, Oakley and Iris Lily. Oleta was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Geneva Overstreet; two children Sherry Phillips , Dusty Arkison; siblings Johnnie Marie Cady and Danny Seth Overstreet.
instead of flowers the family would like for you to donate to John 3:16 missions.org at their address PO Box 1477 Tulsa, OK 74101 or the Cleveland fire department at their address 1008 E Leroy Rd. Cleveland, OK 74020.
Graveside services will be held 11:00am November 24, 2021, at the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Oleta at www.chapman-black.com.
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