Edna Faye Meyer peacefully entered Heaven’s gates, surrounded by family, while in her home in Owasso, Oklahoma on Saturday March 31 at 11:29 pm. She was 70 years old.
Edna is survived by her husband of 51 years, Mike Meyer of Owasso, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Mindie and Drew Baab of Jenks, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Mitzi and Rick Vogel of Talala, OK; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Cheryl Meyer of Skiatook, OK; three sisters, Betty (Wayne) Parsons, Martha Cosper, LaVerne (Wil) Blanchard; two brothers, James Cosper, Oscar (Nickie) Cosper; and eight grandchildren, Ashley Baab, Alex Baab, Josh Baab, Jordan Baab, Cannon Vogel, Sydney Vogel, Caysi Jo Meyer, and Chase Meyer.
She is preceded in death by parents, Roy and Leddie Bell (Wood) Cosper of Tulare, CA; three sisters, Mary Tudor, Shirley (Jimmy) Thornton, Joyce Watts; and one brother RC Cosper.
On July 17, 1947, the world gained a force to be reckoned with when Edna Faye Cosper made her grand appearance. She was born to Roy and Leddie Bell Cosper in Tucson, Az. She was raised among her 9 siblings in California, and later graduated from Torrance California High School. In 1966 she met a handsome Navy sailor, Mike Meyer, who was stationed in California. The pair married in 1967 during a quaint ceremony in Stillwater, OK. They later moved to Tulsa, OK where the couple welcomed their oldest daughter, Mindie. Just 16 months later, Mitzi was born. In 1972 the family moved to the beautiful countryside of Rose, OK. Four years later, their family was complete with the addition of son, Chad. Edna set about teaching them how to be strong and independent individuals who advocated for themselves and others. Her children remember her as a loving, kind, and protective mother who encouraged them to pursue their hopes and dreams.
In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Edna spent many years as a district inspector for the Mayes County Election Board. One of Edna’s proudest titles was that of Grandmomma. She continued to be the backbone of the family as she worked to care for each one of her grandchildren during their early childhood. To say that she was proud of her family was an understatement. She was her family’s greatest cheerleader, champion, and unifier. She was fiercely dedicated to all those whom she loved.
Edna was well-known for being a dynamic storyteller with a flair for interior decorating, and impeccable culinary skills; if you left her house hungry it was your own fault. Edna was the life of the party.She loved listening to music, dancing the night away, and entertaining others in her home. She had a gift for making a new friend wherever she went. She could lighten the mood of any room that she was in, regardless of the circumstance. Her laugh was infectious, her heart was generous, and her eyes were dazzling. Her presence filled the room, as the memories of life with Edna will continue to fill the hearts of all who have been fortunate enough to know and love her.
Fellowship with the family on Thursday at 7:00 pm following the rosary.