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August 28, 2012

Elmo J. Stingley

Elmo J. Stingley         1917-2012

Colonel Elmo Joseph  Stingley, USMC, Ret., passed away in Stillwater with his family at his side on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. He was born on May 1, 1917 in Pawhuska, Okla., the    oldest child of Elmo Leroy and Nora Tinker Stingley. He was 95 years old. He always said he had a wonderful childhood enjoying anything a kid could enjoy in the hills of the Osage, where he was proud to be a member of the Osage Tribe. He was raised in Ponca City where he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and where he attended St. Mary's School. He began his college education at St. Benedict's in Kan., and earned a degree from Oklahoma State    University in 1958.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps on Jan. 3, 1942. He served in the Pacific theater during World War II, and achieved the rank of Colonel before retiring in 1972. He was very proud, as was his family, of his long and      decorated military service.

Following WWII  he married Jeanne Catherine Olbert of Woodriver, Ill., in 1948. They had two children, Bill and Sherry, and the four of them enjoyed his many tours of service across the United States. After retiring from the Marine Corps he became a successful real estate agent in Southern Calif., during which time he found    great pleasure in collecting fine southwest art. In 1998 he moved to Napa Valley, Calif., where he lived with his daughter and enjoyed the area immensely.  In 2004 he and his daughter relocated to Stillwater, Okla., so they could be closer to family in Stillwater and nearby Ponca City.

Elmo loved life and enjoyed socializing with friends and family. He will be remembered for his infectious sense of humor and generosity. He was a loyal and      devoted family man and was a perfect father to his  ever grateful children. He is predeceased by his wife, Jeanne Olbert Stingley, his parents, Elmo Leroy Stingley and Nora Tinker Stingley along with his five siblings, Mary Jane Weber, Bill Stingley, JoAnne Parris, Bob Stingley and Jewel Stingley.

He is survived by his son, William Elmo Stingley and his wife, Karen Bloodworth Stingley and his daughter, Sherry Stingley Viner of Stillwater, his sisters-in-law Charlene Stingley and Billie Stingley of Ponca City; Brothers-in-laws H. Ray Parris of San Antonio, Texas, Lee Weber of Ponca City,  and George Olbert of      Longwood, Fla., along with many loved nieces and nephews and his closet friend, Walter Stendahl of Oceanside, Calif.

Toward the end he was grateful for his long life and wanted everyone to know he had a good time!

A graveside service will be held at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Odd Fellows Catholic Cemetery in Ponca City. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to either  Judith Karman Hospice of Stillwater, 915 S. Main, Stillwater, OK 74074 or the Semper Fi Fund, www.semperfifund.org., 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside CA 92057.

Friends and family may leave condolences for the family via an online guestbook available at www.pmcfh.com.

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