Born Monday, April 23, 1923
Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Maudie Marie Dunlap, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She was born April 23, 1923 to George and Rita Stanley in Woodall, Oklahoma. Maudie graduated from Bagley High School with the class of 1941.
She married the love of her life, Louis Dunlap, on July 1, 1945 at the First Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They shared over 45 years of life and marriage together.
Maudie worked at Camp Gruber as a secretary when she met her future husband. Louis was still in the Army as a Corporal guarding German prisoners in 1944-1945. He had served 3 years in North Africa. Maudie then worked at Egan Manufacturing. She and Louis started a business called Dunlap Upholstery and Drapery in 1954. Maudie was a big part of the business sewing fabrics for furniture and draperies. Maudie continued working for 15 or more years.
She and Louis were active members of Muskogee First Baptist Church beginning in 1945. Shortly later she joined Eastern Heights Baptist Church and was a member there until her death. While at Muskogee First Baptist Church some of the ladies formed a sewing club and Maudie loved sewing with them. She formed many lifelong friendships through the sewing club including, Carol Wilson, Joy Coburn and Jewel Conley. They put together many fashion shows, entertainments and other classes. The members after being asked several times what the name of the club was they replied with “no name”, so they decided to reverse the “no name” and called the club “Emanon Club”. It survived over 50 years before membership died off.
Maudie was raised in the rural country. Her lifelong pastime was gardening and flower raising. She was well known for having a beautiful yard. Many plant starts were shared with friends and even some strangers. On annual grave decorations Maudie would bring tubs of flowers to decorate family graves.
Maudie loved her family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Maudie was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Dunlap; brothers, Richard Stanley, Joe Stanley, Walter Stanley and Houston Stanley; sisters, Anna Hart and Dorinda Terrill.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Dunlap and wife Mary Jane of Broken Arrow, OK, Philip Dunlap and wife Terry of Tahlequah, OK, and Dan Dunlap and wife Nita of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Sheri Dunlap, Carla Dunlap, Kimberly DeLong and husband Wes, Cody Dunlap, Danny Dunlap and wife Joanna, and Aaron Dunlap and wife Bryna; Twelve great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Maudie’s life will be 10AM, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Southeast Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Murray officiating. Interment will follow at and Holland Cemetery with Garrett Dunlap, Philip Dunlap, Dan Dunlap, Matthew DeLong, Kimberly DeLong, Skyla DeLong, Dakota Estes and Alex Owens serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.