Name:    Shirley Darlene (Galusha) Keeton

From:  The Enid News & Eagle, Enid, Oklahoma
Date:  Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shirley Darlene Keeton, 74 years old, loving mother, grandmother, confidant and friend, left this world on Dec. 1, 2009, to join our Heavenly Father and those who have gone before.

Services are 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 19, 2009, at the funeral home chapel, followed by a graveside at Enid Cemetery. Though she will be thought of often and greatly missed by those of us whom she left behind, we will always treasure her memory. 

Shirley was born Aug. 12, 1935, to Byron Alonzo Galusha and Daisy Belle (Foster) in Enid. She attended schools in Cleo Springs and Enid. On Aug. 12, 1953, she married John Wesley Keeton and was married 33 years before he preceded her in death.

Throughout the years she worked at Kress Department Store, Oxford Cleaners and Hallmark, but is remembered most for her gift of care-giving for her father, mother, husband and Lawrence Ross, a lifelong friend, who she was taking care of until the day she went to the hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Keeton; father, Byron Galusha; mother, Daisy Galusha; brothers, Theodore and Richard Galusha; and sister-in-law, Rita Galusha.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Bray and husband Bobby Lowrance, Oklahoma City, Karen Potter and husband John, Elk City and Debra Keeton, Enid; two brothers, Lecoye Galusha and wife Teresa, Willow Springs, Mo., and George Galusha Sr., Enid; sister-in-law Iva Del Galusha, Enid, and Mike Martins, a treasured family friend. Also, 10 grandchildren, spouses and 12 great-grandchildren, Michael and Kim Bray and their children Stoney and baby Bray; Jason and Angie Bray and their children Aubrey and Camryn; Stacey and Damien Skau and their children Kendall and Carter; Mandey and John Stafford and their daughter, Olivia; Jennifer and Jason Noyes and their children Keeton and Kaleb; Toni Janette and Jeff Justus and their children, Jessica, Allison and Hagen; Jonathan and Courtney Snowder; Billie Rae and Jimmy Martinez and their children, Kade and Daisy; Scott and Emmy Potter and their daughter Idabel; Christina Keeton and fiance Robert Banks and their daughter, Allison.

A note to those with whom she shared her vivid dream while in the hospital. Her one car ride in book 1 and book 2 that carried her through her life's journey brought us to where we are today. In the third book, the one she could not grasp becaue she was not there, she has now picked up to read and can now see how our lives have developed. And through our children and grandchildren, her legacy lives on. As we go on, we live with a promise that soon we will be together with our heavenly Father and the laster chapter of the book will be complete.

Memorials can be made through the funeral home to the Enid Fire Department.