Onalee (Kerley) Cearley, 95, of Moore and formerly of Tecumseh, entered Heaven on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 2:57 p.m.

Onalee (Kerley) Cearley, 95, of Moore and formerly of Tecumseh, entered Heaven on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 2:57 p.m.

Onalee was born on July 22, 1923, in Oilton, Oklahoma, to Charlie and Cordie Kerley. She was the last grandchild delivered by her granddad, Dr. James Newton Kerley.

Onalee attended school at Gypsy south of Bristow. She played basketball through the eighth grade. She went blind in the eighth grade and wasn’t able to return to school.

She married James Cearley on Sept. 13, 1943, in Bristow, while he was home on leave from WWII. They were stationed in Sand Diego, California, and Norfolk, Virginia. They made their home in Bristow until James entered the ministry. She was a dedicated minister’s wife for over 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend James Cearley on Sept. 19, 1996; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Beverly Cearley; her parents; two brothers, Jack and C.N. Kerley; and three sisters, Helen MacArthur, Juanita Dobson and Betty McClendon.

Those left to cherish her memory are one son and one daughter-in-law, Bobby and Teressa Cearley of Moore; two granddaughters, Carla Cearley of Tecumseh, and Desiree Cearley of Moore; two great-grandson, Blake and Kristen Stephens of Moore, and Brant Cearley of Moore; one great-great-granddaughter, Lilah Stephens; one special and dear close friend who was considered a daughter, Jona Lackey and husband Abel of Shawnee; one brother, Pat Kerley of Ardmore; two sisters, Edna Edsall of Arab, Alabama, and Georgia Ann and Dale Stone of Anadarko; 34 nieces and nephews; and many loving friends and extended family.

The family has designated Randall University, formerly Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, 3701 South I-35 Service Road, Moore, and OK 73160 as appropriate for memorials in lieu of flowers.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, and continue through service time. Family gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m. to greet friends and family at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Fred Owens, Tecumseh Pentecostal Church of God, and Dr. Tim Eaton, president of Randall University, officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.