Mavis N. Kime, 84, of Shawnee, passed away recently.
Mavis Neontha (Roundtree) Kime passed away on Dec. 24, 2016, at the age of 84.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Roff, Oklahoma, to Edgar R. Roundtree and Annie Mae (Henry) Roundtree. She spent her childhood in Roff with her two brothers and four sisters and graduated from Vanoss High School. She would go on to meet her future husband, Leonard D. Kime, while roller-skating at the Roll-A-Way Rink in Shawnee. On Feb. 13, 1954, they were married in a double ceremony with her sister Loretta and brother-in-law Charles Martin in Ponotoc County.
Mavis was a devoted wife, the quintessential homemaker and cornerstone of the family. She lavished her love on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through her cooking, kindness, sensitivity and generosity. That gentleness, however, was not limited to her family but was also extended to her beloved friends, church family and anyone in her path that she could pour herself into. Her entire life was devoted to the care of others and her family recognizes how blessed they were to have her in their life and under her wing.
Mavis and Leonard were both long-standing members of Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee and served in various capacities over the years. Mavis, in particular, often spent her time teaching in Sunday School, attending to the hospitality committee and helping others as the wife of a deacon. She was a devoted woman to the Lord and always showed her dedication by example.
When she wasn’t spending her time looking after others, Mavis was blessed with a green thumb. She kept immaculate flower beds filled with her favorite blooms such as iris, pink roses and red geraniums. She loved listening to gospel and bluegrass music and having her children and grandchildren over for dinner or any special event.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard D. Kime, her daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Billy Matthews, her parents Edgar and Annie Roundtree, three sisters Vermell Shumard, Stella Mae Hooser, NayDean Voyles and two brothers Ed Roundtree Jr. and Jimmie Ray Roundtree.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David and Debbie Jordan-Kime of Magna, Utah; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Brent Wojahn of Portland, Oregon; 13 grandchildren: Samantha McBride and her husband Jason, Sherri Matthews, Jeff Kime and his wife Brittany, Neal Wojahn and his fiancé Sarah Hoist, Amanda Wojahn, Brian Wojahn; step-grandchildren Anthony Jordan, Leah Stitt, Michelle Jordan, Linda Jordan, Marcie Jordan, Sarah Jordan and Rachel Jordan; 16 great-grandchildren and one sister Loretta (Roundtree) Martin of Ada.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, and continue through service time. Family gathering to meet with friends and family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, at Cooper Funeral Home.
Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, at Temple Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Craig officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
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