Ludie Iva Sullivan departed this life to be reunited with her savior and her beloved husband Floyd M. Sullivan, whom she married on December 18. 1943 in Durant, Oklahoma. Mrs. Sullivan died peacefully in her home surrounded by her four children, Floyd Bryan Sullivan, Donella Amis, Annita Burkhalter, and Markita Moore McWilliams.
Ludie was the last of twelve children and attained the age of 99. She attended school in Utica, Oklahoma and trained as a nurse with Dr. Sawyer at Evergreen Hospital in Durant, Oklahoma, Mrs. Sullivan was a lifelong member of the Nazarene Church. She will also be remembered as a frequent prize winner for her baking and preserves well into her 90’s at the Bryan Co. Fair. She was an active member of the Durant Rose Garden Club.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her four children, six grandchildren, John Amis, Allison Apple, Jennifer Austin, Bradley Moore, Colby Sullivan, and Kelsie Constance. Ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Her family wishes to thank all her nieces and nephews, medical support people, and numerous friends and neighbors who were all very special to her. We especially want to recognize Troy Mitchell, Helen Mitchell, Kay Simpson, and her best friend Clarice Driggs Russell. We also want to give a special thanks to her devoted friend and nurse, Cheri Morse, as well as our longtime friend and neighbor, Kim Floyd Earles.
A private family service was held at 10:00 AM Monday August 24, 2020 at the Highland Cemetery Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma with Rev. John Kinsey officiating.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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