Lucy (Shell Sawney) Eagle was born on March 20, 1931 in Adair County to Jack and Eliza (Springwater) Shell. She passed from this life on July 22, 2018 at her home in Stilwell at the age of 87.
She married Emmett Sawney and their union was blessed with nine children. She loved fishing, quilting, flowers, cooking and traveling with her husband, Lee Eagle, whom she married on May 12, 2004. In her travels, she got to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Grand Canyon and a lot of other places. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and worked at Zion School for over 20 years.
Lucy loved everyone and they loved her also. She was “Mom” or “Granny” to all.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Emmett Sawney, Sr.; two sons, James Sawney and Ongelo (Bodie) Sawney; her parents, Jack and Eliza Shell; two brothers, Stealer Shell and Sam Shell and one sister, Ann.
She will be missed by all who survive her including, her husband, Lee Eagle of the home; her children, Emmett Sawney Jr. and wife Debbie of Tahlequah, OK, Melvina Bowin and husband Bryan of Park Hill, OK, Kenneth Sawney of Caney Ridge, OK, Eva Barr and husband Charley of Tahlequah, OK, Viola Poor and husband Mike of Stilwell, OK, Pete Sawney of Fayetteville, AR and Glenda Watkins of Stilwell, OK; a stepdaughter, Sue Kinnisten of Michigan, 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of other family and friends.
Lee and family,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Lucy when Mom called to let me know. May God wrap His loving arms around your family and bring peace and comfort in the days ahead. I had only had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times but she was very kind and gracious. Know that our family is sorry for your loss of Aunt Lucy.
Connie Dornbrack JohnsonGuthrie, OK
Lucy was such a beautiful soul and our family was so blessed to have had her in our lives. She was kind and giving and we loved her and the smiles she would bring. Our hearts go out to you all in your loss. We love you.
Lesa StarrWaco, TX
My heart is heavy to learn of the passing of Dear Lucy. She was a very Special and one of a kind Lady. A family friend long before she joined our Family, marrying Lee Roy. Prayers for peace and comfort for all the family and I know there are many. She knew her Saviour and now has an eternal place in his presence. God received a gracious Angel in Lucy. (Sister-in-Law)
Kahleetah Sexton (Eagle)Green Bay, WI
Glenda, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear mom. we pray God gives you comfort and peace at this sad time and may all your precious memories sustain you through this sad situation. Love to you and Matt!
Jim and Gay StephensBethune,, SC