Marie Hollie
September 18, 1929  -  January 24, 2019

Marie Hollie

Heath-Griffith Funeral Home
1823 W 51st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
Monday, January 28, 2019
8am-4pm w/ family present 4-8pm
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Graveside Service
Hoyt Cemetery
Hoyt, OK  
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Grace Hospice (Donate by mail)
PO Box 33234
Tulsa, OK  74153
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Jewell Marie Hollie was born September 18, 1929 in Brooken, Oklahoma, the daughter of Reverend Robert and Euna (Lock) Shaw.
She passed from this life on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 6 days.
She is preceded in death by her husband Wendell, both her parents and her sisters, Arlene Brown and Lucille Mahan.

Marie lived in Brooken for most of her childhood, then moved to Whitefield in her teenage years. Marie and her sisters Arlene and Lucille sang at churches and community gatherings in the area. Her father, Robert, held Singing Schools where they went around to churches in the area and had classes on singing and a presentation at the end, similar to Vacation Bible Schools now.
Her love of drawing and painting began when she was young and continued throughout her life. She painted people, scenery and flowers, but sketching and painting famous people was her favorite. Her children and grandchildren have enjoyed her artwork for years, she was a very gifted artist.
Marie met Wendell when she went to the Whitefield Grocery Store and saw him carrying large bags of feed and was impressed. She was already friends with his sister Junie from the Singing Schools and they married on Sept 30, 1948. They moved to Oakland, California shortly after their marriage. On May 17, 1952, they were blessed with a daughter, Janet Lee Hollie and on April 25, 1955 a son, Mark Dwain Hollie. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1957 and resided in the West Tulsa area until she passed away. She loved to read, sew, work crossword puzzles and games. The last few months of her life were spent in The Gardens Nursing Home in Sapulpa and the last few weeks assisted by Grace Hospice. The Gardens and Grace Hospice took such loving care of Marie during her stay and when the funeral home came to get her body, they called a Code Angel and all the staff lined the halls to say their good byes as she was wheeled out and to comfort the family. We can never thank them enough for all they did to make her last days so very sweet.

Her survivors include her children, Janet Upshaw and husband Mike of Sapulpa and Mark Hollie and wife Pam of Berryhill. Grandsons, Mathew Reed of Tulsa, Bryan Hollie and wife Karie of Berryhill and Justin Hollie and wife Galilee of Berryhill. Great Grandchildren Michealyn, Taylor, Jordan, Macie, Grant, Graham and Ryder.
Pallbearers will be Grandsons Matthew Reed, Bryan Hollie and Justin Hollie, and nephews George Ross, Mark Ross and Larry Brown.
Nephew Tommy Mahan is an honorary Pallbearer.

Visitation for Marie is schedule Monday January 28, 8am to 8pm with family present to greet visitors from 4-8pm.

A graveside service will be held 1pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Hoyt Cemetery, Haskell County, Oklahoma. Reverend Dennis Cariker will be officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available by visiting

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