Cheryl Diane Ingram entered Heaven's Gates on July 29, 2020, at the age of 61. She was born on November 21, 1958, in Stockton, California to parents Henry "Duaine" Farrill and Alma "Sally" Braud. Cheryl's vivacious spirit brought her adventure in Stockton, Fort Worth, and eventually, Okmulgee, where she was proud to settle down and call it her home. Growing up, she cherished the time she spent at her Grandma Farrill's house and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
At the age of 15, Cheryl met the love of her life, Tim Ingram. They were married two years later on September 11, 1976 and have loved and supported each other throughout life for over 43 years. Together they raised three sons, Timothy, Nathan, and Zachary. While her kids were growing up, Cheryl had a home-daycare where she cared for many children in the community. Cheryl also worked alongside her husband at the Dairy Queen in Okmulgee. Encouraging her children to be active and involved, she would support them at every game, recital, band performance, and event. She took pride in keeping her house immaculate and taught her children how to be independent, confident, and successful in life.
Cheryl's curiosity initiated conversations and relationships with everyone in town. She loved to spend her free time on the phone and the porch with family and friends. She was interested in what each person was doing and would call to check on them often. Cheryl could not go anywhere without making a new friend. Her house was always open and inviting to whoever wanted to stop in: family, friends, neighbors, and anyone in need. She was known as "Granny" to all. Cheryl always had a smile on her face and loved to laugh. She would encourage those going through a difficult time with a positive, caring, and sincere word of advice and would often pray with them.
Family gatherings and holidays always involved food, laughter, music, and karaoke. Her favorite music was southern gospel and old country western songs. Memories she especially loved to make included traveling to Branson, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; Roosevelt, Utah; a trip down Route 66 in Oklahoma; and sky diving in May. Her house displayed antiques and collectables she discovered from road trips, antique stores, and flea markets.
The world in which Cheryl lived in grew brighter as her grandchildren were born. Her world revolved around them as she took care of them in their early years at her home. All five grandchildren loved rocking with Granny in her big, comfy chair, singing made-up songs with her, and sneaking special treats only allowed at Granny and Poppy's house. Her favorite times were holidays and birthdays, where she loved to spoil them with presents and fun celebrations.
Those there to greet her in Heaven were her parents Duaine and Sally; grandparents Henry and Eva Farrill, and Daniel and Minnie Spears; and one special baby she never got to meet.
Those who will miss her dearly and await to see her again include her husband Tim Ingram; sons Timothy and wife Christy Ingram, Nathan and wife Kristen Ingram, and Zachary and wife Arielle Ingram; grandchildren Carter, Maximus, Abigail, Victoria, and Elijah; sisters Sharon Farrill and Kimberly Allen; brother Robert Farrill; and many family members whom she loved.
Cheryl’s wish is for everyone to gather with food, music, friends, and family at her home. Visitation for Cheryl will be on Friday, September 11, 2020, from 12 noon - 5 PM at Cheryl's house (1205 N. Alabama Ave, Okmulgee, OK). Everyone is welcome to attend. Dinner will be served from 5 – 6 PM for everyone. A Funeral Service to honor Cheryl's life will be at 6 PM in her backyard. Burial will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 10 AM at the Okmulgee Cemetery.
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