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Niva Lou Elam

February 4, 1938 February 24, 2019
Niva Lou Elam
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Obituary for Niva Lou Elam

Niva Lou Elam was born on February 4, 1938 to John and Ledean (Gates) Pritchett in Salina, Oklahoma. She departed this life on February 24, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, surrounded by her loving family.
Niva grew up in Salina, graduating from Salina High School. In the fall of 1958, she married the love of her life, Wayne Lee Elam and the couple made their home in Pryor and from their union came three sons. Niva was a devoted wife and mother. She later went to work at Osage Schools as a cafeteria cook. She was always a part of the 4-H organization and she was a member of the First Church of God in Pryor.
Niva loved working in her flower garden and watching and feeding birds. She also loved the OU Sooners. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, is what she enjoyed most. Her family was the most important thing in her life and she was always there to give her love and support. Niva was a wonderful lady and she will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Lee Elam; sons, Steve Elam and wife Paula of Nowata, Scott Elam and wife Sandra of Pryor and Barry Elam of Pryor; grandchildren, Kyle Elam and wife Amber of Pryor, Juli Hooker and husband Jeremy of Pryor, Mark Campbell and wife Elizabeth of Pryor, Chandee Stacy and husband Trey of Nowata, Macee Coggins and fiancé Corbin Bell of Nowata, Kasi Denny and husband Kyle of Bartlesville, Erin Bush and husband Ryan of Caney, Kansas, Aaron Ford of Vinita, Alex Ford of Tulsa, Austin Ford of Chelsea, Tiffany Elam of Joplin, Missouri, Chelsea Elam of Oklahoma City, Drew Elam of Claremore and Madison Elam of Branson, Missouri; numerous great grandchildren and one sister, Roma Jean Williams and husband Tom of Salina.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ledean Pritchett and several brothers and sisters.


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Visitation

Thursday

28

Feb

5:00 PM 2/28/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/28/2019 7:00:00 PM
Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care

1525 NE First Street
Pryor, OK 74361

Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care
1525 NE First Street Pryor 74361 OK
United States

Service

Friday

1

Mar

2:00 PM 3/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
First Church of God-Pryor

18 S. Rowe
Pryor, OK 74361

First Church of God-Pryor
18 S. Rowe Pryor 74361 OK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

1575 N.E. 1st Street
Pryor, OK

1575 N.E. 1st Street Pryor OK
United States
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