Delva Mandrell

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Delva Mandrell

Funeral service for Delva Retta Mandrell, age 71 of Ninnekah, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ.
Delva was born the daughter of W.D. "Bill" Talbert and Faye Lavelle Hood Talbert on February 18, 1947 in Cement, Oklahoma. She died on October 6, 2018 at her home.
Delva graduated from Cement High School in 1965 and married Gerald Mandrell on June 19, 1965. She and Gerald moved to Oklahoma City where they lived for six years before moving to their home in Ninnekah in 1971. Delva worked at many jobs during her life. At age 52, she began working at Tinker Air Force Base as a sheet metal mechanic. In 1978, she started teaching martial arts. In 1981, she began the Circle of Iron Martial Arts Academy which she operated until February of 2017. Delva was a member of the Southern Oaks Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Alexis Nicole Boyd.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Mandrell; son, Wayne Mandrell; son, Mark Mandrell; daughter, Tandi Cunningham; grandchildren Shane Mandrell, Trae Mandrell, Bradyn Mandrell, and Zander Cunningham; sister, Redonda Thomas; and brother, Bill Talbert.
Interment will be in the Ninnekah Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Published on October 8, 2018
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Steve and Jera Alcorn
Oct 09, 2018
Gerald, we were greatly saddened to hear of your dear Delva's passing this morning. You, Delva, and all of your family have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We kept Delva on our church prayer list all during the time of her illness, ever since you informed us about her situation in early 2017. Per our last talk with you, we respected your request not to be disturbed with visitation, but we continued to pray for Delva's health and well-being, along with prayers for you and your children and grandchildren. We trust in our Savior's love and salvation, as we know that you all do as well, and we look forward to that day when we can all be reunited in His presence. ... Please contact us when you feel that the time is right for you. God Bless and keep you all.Read more