Sharon Wasson McMillan Obituary

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Sharon was born to Wilbur (Joe) and Carol Parks on August 7, 1940 in Phoenix, AZ.


She graduated from Phoenix College as valedictorian then went on to a short career as a stewardess with American Airlines in Dallas, TX.


While living in Dallas, she met and married J. Robert (Bob) Wasson. She and Bob moved to Odessa, TX and owned and operated Eidson-Wasson Realtors with Bob’s grandfather.


They moved to Poteau, OK in 1975 and started Wasson Ranches – raising Santa Gertrudis cattle. In 1987, Sharon formed P.E.O. Chapter GD in Poteau. She held several state committee chair positions and was a state officer for two years. She served as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Poteau and also taught Sunday school.


Sharon served as moderator and secretary for Presbyterian Women. She was the secretary for the Poteau Area Arts and Humanities Council and a member of Episilon Zeta sorority. After the death of Bob, Sharon met and married Charles (Chuck) McMillan.


They spent their years together traveling and living part-time in Mexico.


Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bob, her husband, Chuck and her in-laws, J.A. (Bob) and Leta Wasson.


She is survived by her daughter Diana Sowder (husband Pat) of Broken Arrow, OK and their sons Sean and Christopher, her daughter Susanne Wasson of Carmel IN, her son Robert Wasson (wife Tabrina) of Arkoma, OK and his sons Brick and Blake and her sister Beverly Edmundson.


Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Witte, Poteau, OK 74953, P.E.O. Foundation-Sharon Wasson McMillan Continuing Education Fund, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or St. Simeon’s Episcopal Home, 3701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74106-1533

Service will be at 10 am, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Poteau.


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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK


Sharon Wasson McMillan August 8, 1940 – October 26, 2018


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