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Guymon, Oklahoma – Sudie Fae Stambaugh, 96, passed away Monday morning, November 17, 2014 at her home here in Guymon. The son of Rene Ruth (Miller) and Martin S. Green, she was born May 15, 1918 in Negra, New Mexico. Sudie Fae was raised in Enid, Oklahoma. She graduated from Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva, Oklahoma. She was united in marriage to Noah Bernard Stambaugh in July, 1935 in Oxford, Kansas. The Stambaughs lived in Alva and Cherokee, before moving to Woodward in 1971. Mrs. Stambaugh was a lifelong educator, teaching several grades in Cherokee area schools before settling as a 1st grade teacher for many years in the Cherokee school system as well as later in the Woodward school system. She was a lifetime Methodist and the Stambaughs were charter members of Faith United Methodist Church in Woodward, where Sudie Fae taught Sunday school and was active in all church activities. With her community and volunteering spirit, Sudie Fae served as longtime treasurer of the Woodward Food Cupboard, active in Beta Sigma Phi and Eastern Star. Her husband, N.B. Stambaugh passed away in 1998 and Mrs. Stambaugh moved to Guymon to live with her daughter in 2004. She is survived by four children, Dr. Loyet Shafer of Guymon; twin daughters, Rena Powers and husband, Larry of Woodward; Myrna Cobb of Bethany, OK; John Stambaugh and wife, Mary, of Enid, OK; seven grandchildren, Laine Foote and husband, George of Guymon; Kari Cobb, Rhett Cobb, Maj Adam Powers, USMC, and wife, Flor; Arin Powers, Luke Stambaugh, Parker Stambaugh; and great grandchildren, Patty and husband, Tom Keller and their children, Tommy, Ethan and Kennedi; 1Lt Dayne Foote, USAF, and wife, 2Lt Katie Foote, USAF; Daryne Shay Foote; Sabrina, Victoria, Mason and Evan Powers. She is also survived by her very special friend and long term caretaker, Luly Valencia and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Bernard Stambaugh; six sisters, Frances Williams, Ruth Holland, Verda Lou Bergner, Wilma Denney, Thelma Darbro, and Ione Johnson Calkins. Memorial services will be Saturday afternoon, November 22nd, 2:00 PM at Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, 523 N. Roosevelt, Guymon, with Rev. Gary Holdeman, pastor, officiating. Always devoted to education, Mrs. Stambaugh donated her body to the OU Medical School and she will later be buried next to her husband at Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward. Services and arrangements are under the care of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors. Memorial donations may be given to Disabled American Veterans, DAV, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942. Friends may sign the online guest book and send condolences at www.hensonnovak.com.
Published on  November 20, 2014
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