Gail Ruth Marez, 82, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Gail Ruth Marez was born May 4, 1934, in Pawnee and departed this life Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Oklahoma City at the age of 82.

Gail, the daughter of Edgar Conklin and Myrtle May (McKinney) Ellis, was a resident of Prague.

Gail was married to Louis Marez. Later in life, she met Lucian Wakolee, and she and Lucian spent the last several years of life together until his passing in 2004.

Gail loved playing banjo, fishing and doing puzzles. She was always smiling and had a good joke to tell.

Gails parents; husband; one son: Lonnie; one grandson and one granddaughter: Justice Marez; and two brothers: Melvin Ellis and Virgil Ray Ellis, preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law: Luis Jr. and Virginia Marez, Arthur Marez, George Marez, and Daniel Marez; daughters: Debra Marez, Virginia Marez, Helen Villareal, and Connie Ellis; brothers: Elvis Ellis, Jackson Ellis, and Leroy Ellis; sisters: Mildred Marceleno, Peggy Ann Ellis, Gloria Jean Ellis, and Lela Lopez; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Traditional services will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Ellis Family Summer House, with burial at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Sac and Fox Cemetery.

Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague is in charge of arrangements.