Trela (McGuire) McKinzie, 1935 - 2018

Trela (McGuire) McKinzie was born May 22, 1935, in Kellyville, to Lorn and Denzyle Irene (Staiger) McGuire. She departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at her home in Depew at the age of 82 years, eight months, and eight days. Trela was the oldest of four children. She grew up and attended school, through the eighth grade, in Kellyville. The family then moved to Depew where Trela attended and graduated Depew High School in 1953. On July 4, 1954, at the Depew Methodist Church, Trela McGuire and Jess Basil McKinzie were united in marriage. To this union was born 11 children. Basil preceded his wife in death on Jan. 5, 1998. The couple had been married for over 43 years. Trela was a longtime member of the Depew Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and had been a member of the Rainbow Girls when she was younger. She lived the majority of her life in Depew, where she raised her family. Trela’s greatest delight in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Outside of that, she loved serving people. She was the happiest when she was cooking and visiting with a house full of relatives, neighbors, and friends. Trela enjoyed time playing cards and dominoes with her friends and family. She was always fun to be around and continuously wanted to make sure anyone that visited did not leave her house hungry. She is the perfect example of a great wife, mother, and grandmother. The stories and legacy of Grandma Trela will live on forever in her family and community. Everyone that knew her, loved her. She will be missed dearly. Trela is survived by her 11 children: Mark McKinzie and wife, Gayle, of Depew; Bruce McKinzie and wife, Tina, of Depew; Lisa McKinzie, of Bristow; Tammy Howard of Depew; Brian McKinzie and wife, Sandy, of Gravette, Arkansas; Melinda Newpher and husband, Bill, of Depew; Jeffery McKinzie and wife, Annette, of Bristow; Marcella McKinzie, of Sapulpa; Clifton McKinzie and wife, Lisa, of McLoud; Adam McKinzie and wife, Susan, of Depew and Guy McKinzie and wife, Davalene, of Gravette, Arkansas; 40 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Leon McGuire and wife, Cora Mae, of Kellyville and Richard McGuire and wife, Sandy, of Sapulpa; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a multitude of friends. Trela was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and one brother, Bobby McGuire. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home in Bristow. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Ivan L. Reeder Auditorium in Depew. Reverend Kip Wright and Brother Shawn Bates will officiate. Interment will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery near Depew. Services are under the direction of the Locust Grove Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Oklahoma and Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home in Bristow. You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at or

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