Memorial service for Roberta Louise "Bobi" Elliott, age 82, of Chickasha will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Epworth United Methodist Church. Rev. Scott Keneda will officiate.
Roberta Louise was born the daughter of Edward and Lois Quayle on October 29, 1935 in Chickasha. She passed on January 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Bobi grew up in Chickasha, graduating from Chickasha High School in 1952. She attended Oklahoma College For Women. She was a beauty queen and the Chickasha Rodeo queen in the early 1950's.
One afternoon, Ott was driving his convertible down the street with Wayne Goss and noticed her walking down the sidewalk. He said, "Hey, who's that girl walking down the sidewalk?" Wayne said, "That is Bobi Lou Quayle." He said, "I want to meet her". He did, they dated and that's all she wrote. After marrying on April 17, 1954, they moved to Florida where Ott served as lieutenant in the United States Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, they moved to Houston where he began his new career as an oil jobber. They later moved to Altus with their three children where he started Elliott Oil Company.
Bobi was a hardworking homemaker, dedicated member of the Altus United Methodist Church, involved in the PTA, and ladies golf group at the Altus Country Club. She enjoyed antiquing and opened her first antique shop called Yesterday's. In the late 70's, the Elliott's returned to Chickasha and Ott bought her dream home, the old Humphrey Mansion. She was a member and actively involved in the Epworth United Methodist Church. Bobi was a member of the PEO Chapter FV, Christian Women's Club of which she help to organize, was past president and an area representative. She opened another antique shop, Yesterday's, in operation for over twenty years. Her antique store was a place of prayer and ministry to those in need.
Bobi knew her sports. Whether it be collegiate or professional football and basketball. She knew the players and even their second team players and their statistics. She knew more than most men did of these sports. OU football was an early passion of both Bobi and Ott. They were season ticket holders for fifty three years. If not at the game, she listened via radio. She also enjoyed watching figure skating and golf.
Bobi never required materialistic things. All she wanted was for her family to know God so that we could all be together in Heaven one day. She lacked for very little but never asked for more.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ott Elliott, Jr. on December 6, 2017; son William "Bill" Ott Elliott, III; her parents Edward and Lois Quayle; sister Mary Lois Saathoff.
Survivors include daughter Debi Freeman of Edmond; daughter Lori Riggs of Moore; grandson Grant Willoughby of Nichols Hills; numerous family members including Tex Elliott, Nancy Jarvis, Vicki Clem, and Steve Saathoff; special friend Gaye Goss.
Service is under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Published on January 10, 2018