The Duncan Banner


February 6, 2014

Margrie Estella Jennings Lackey

Feb. 13, 1921 — Feb. 5, 2014

RATLIFF CITY — Funeral services for Margrie Estella Jennings Lackey, 92, of Ratliff City, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Ratliff City, with the Rev.  Ricky Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the Ratliff City Cemetery under direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City.

Margrie was born to the late Joseph Henry “Joe” and Mary Estella McLain Jennings on Feb. 13, 1921, in the Ratliff City area. She passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at her home in Ratliff City.

She was a lifelong resident of the area and a 1938 graduate of Fox High School. She attended Hills Business College and worked  for McDonald Douglas in the machine shop during World War II and several years as a secretary.After her father’s death in 1950, she moved back to Fox to help her mother.

She married L.B. Lackey on Nov. 18, 1954, at the Ratliff City First Baptist Church. She was proud that L.B. bought part of the estate her parents owned and the land she was born on for their home.

Margrie was a member of the Carter County Extension Homemakers Club and the Fox Baptist Church since her teenage years. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, painting, arts and crafts, and her four granddaughters.

She loved her family and was known by many as “MaWee,” a name bestowed by her granddaughters.

Her family and neighbors were always welcome for a glass of lemon tea or a cup of coffee.  She will be forever missed by her family and friends.

Preceding Margrie in death are her parents and siblings: Harold Jennings (brother), Ruby Jennings Skaggs (sister), Marvin Jennings (twin brother) and Nila Jennings Gandy Riggs (sister); and Her beloved husband, L.B., who died on March 11, 1998.

She is survived by her three children and two daughters-in-law: Bryan and his wife Marsha of Ardmore, Paul and his wife Sandy of Ardmore, and Lisa of Shawnee; four granddaughters: Leah Lackey of Aurora, Colo., Dr. Halee Lesch and her husband Chris of Erie, Colo., Tess Lackey and Katie Lackey of Ardmore; and numerous other family members including five special nieces: Suzanne Standefer,Soldotna, Alaska, Jo Ann Stowe, Minco, Jema Mendelsberg, Humble, Texas, Jenny Kay Warde, Crossville, Ill., and Cheryl Garrette, Manchester, Mo.

She loved them all much.

Pallbearers will be Don Standefer, Randy Stowe, Doug Garrette and Mark Riggs.

In memory of Margrie, donations may be made to OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH  FOUNDATION, 825 N.E. 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 405-271-7400, 800-522-0211, or your favorite charity.

Family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

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