Nellie Mae McClure Compton of Elk City, Oklahoma was born on September 9, 1932 in Pampa, Texas. She passed away peacefully on April 20, 2022 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her father Curtis E. McClure; mother Jessie M. Godden McClure; sons Curtis E. Compton and Billy R. Compton; and grandson Jody R. Compton. She is survived by her son, Larry R. Compton of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter Carol Ann Compton Jones and husband, William L. Jones of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter in laws Cynthia A. Compton Allen of Elk City, Oklahoma and Victoria Compton of Spring, Texas; grandchildren Joshua C. Compton and wife, Misty D. Compton of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Christa D. Neeley and husband Justin W. Neeley of Elk City, Oklahoma, Melinda A. Beezley Jennings and fiance' Mitchel E. Broomfield of Puyallup, Washington, Dustin L. Compton and wife Brianna A. Compton of Elk City, Oklahoma and Matthew H. Beezley of Fort Worth, Texas; 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Nellie was raised on a farm in Durham, Oklahoma, graduating from Durham High school in 1952. While growing up her family enjoyed traveling to various places to include the Grand Canyon in Arizona and relatives in California to name a few. Following graduation she attended Nursing School for 2 years at the Elk City Hospital in Elk City, Oklahoma. After completing Nursing School she was employed by the Elk City Hospital where she played a crucial role in the ICU ward during the Polio Pandemic. By 1962 she had left Elk City Hospital and began working for Hodges Nursing Home. While working at Hodges Nursing Home she obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification from Oklahoma University and continued working at Hodges Nursing Home until her retirement in 1999. She married Clyde E. Compton on August 31, 1953 and gave birth to 3 handsome baby boys and 1 beautiful baby girl. She enjoyed passing time by reading suspense and thriller books and solving crossword puzzles. She also applied her cross stitching skills to make various items for family members such as pillow cases and table cloths. She was a lover and friend of dogs and cats. Nellie will be truly missed by all who knew her.
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