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Waneva Flora Zell "Neva" Everett

January 13, 2022


Waneva Flora Zell “Neva” Everett, age 82, of Tecumseh, OK passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Tecumseh. 

She was born November 5, 1939 in Tecumseh, OK to Walter William and Flora Zell (Poff) Yoder. 

Neva was born in Tecumseh, but being the child of a Church of God minister, she moved around a lot. She has lived in Tecumseh for the last 42 years. 

Neva graduated from Wagoner High School. 

She married Jesse Copeland Everett on December 27, 1981 in Tecumseh. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2008. 

Neva worked for DHS as a Supervisor and retired in 1994 after 31 years of service. The next 15 years she spent lovingly caring for foster children. Neva was always in her kitchen, cooking and sharing her love of Jesus with her family. 

She was a very active member of Cross Connection Church (formerly Oak Park Church) in Shawnee. 

Neva was a self taught piano player. Her and her siblings had a gospel singing group when they were children. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brother, Warren Walter Yoder; 3 sisters, Wilma Souders, Wanda Souders, and Sharon Short.              

Survivors include 1 daughter, Vanessa Headrick of Tecumseh; step daughter, Elaine and Bill Sutton of AR; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Headrick, Jessica Kieffer and partner Kyle Baughman and Joshua Paul Kieffer; 2 great grandchildren, Mackenzie Fox and Lexie Fox; “daughter”, Jean Ann Elliott; several nieces and nephews; 2 dogs, Milo-Bob and Blue; 1 cat, Blackie; and many other family and friends. 

Visitation will be 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2022. Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Tecumseh Cemetery with Ken Kerbo, Cross Connection Church, Shawnee, OK officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh, Oklahoma.  

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January 17, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Graveside Service
January 18, 2022

2:00 PM
Tecumseh Cemetery
18800 S Gordon Cooper Dr
Shawnee, OK 74801

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