Billye F. Threlkeld, 89, died Tuesday evening, April 2, 2019.

Billye F. Threlkeld, 89, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Shawnee.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1930, in Rudy, Arkansas, to Seaborn and Ruth Bryan.

Billye graduated from Van Buren High School at the age of 16 and then attended business school.

She married Samuel Threlkeld on June 30, 1948, at her parent’s home in Van Buren, Arkansas. After moving with their logging business, they settled in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker, and also worked part-time at Sears.

She loved reading, sewing, spending time at the lake and traveling with her husband on their motorcycles. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends very much. She always had a kind word and a bright smile for everyone, and would tell everyone she met, “I am blessed.” Billye touched many hearts and will be deeply missed by everyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter and son-in-law.

Survivors include her loving family, Connie, Robert, Billy, Lindsey, Steve and Glee, extended family and friends.

Special thank you to Barbara Lane, Georgia Barnett, Michael Paul, Phil Thompson, Liberty Baptist Church, The Regency Skilled Nursing, Good Shepherd and Loving Care.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 5, at Liberty Baptist Church with Phil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.