Shanna L. Sykes 1986-2017

A Celebration of Life for Shanna Leigh Sykes, 30, Yukon, OK, will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, April 13 at the First Mennonite Church in Clinton, OK.  The service will be officiated by Pastor Daniel Mosburg.

She passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Shanna Leigh Sykes was born May 28, 1986, in Clinton to Ron Sykes and Deborah (Thompson) Sykes.  She was raised south of Clinton and attended Clinton schools where she graduated in 2004.  After graduation Shanna worked as a graphic artist at Blunck Studios.  She later moved to Yukon where she was the Assistant Manager at Murphy’s Oil gas station.  She continued her education in Photography at OSU-OKC.  Shanna enjoyed donating her time at a local pet shelter and collecting items for the homeless.  In 2013, Shanna returned home to help her mother raise her three nieces.  She currently made handmade jewelry for her online store “So Fancy.”

Shanna enjoyed raising her three cats, singing karaoke, spoiling her nieces and nephews, and spreading the Word of God.

Shanna was preceded in death by her grandparents, Naomi & Murl Slover and Benson Carrick; two uncles, J.T. Sykes and Harvey Sykes; three aunts; Vivian Deaton, Medrith Spurlock, and Norma Jean Sykes.

Survivors include her mother, Deborah Sykes (of the home) Yukon, and her father, Ron and step-mother, Gayla Sykes of Elk City; two sisters, Laci and husband, Chris Brewer, Clinton, and Candice Barthel, Oklahoma City; Grandmother, Norma Carrick, Geary; two uncles, Ron Spurlock, Stockton, CA, and Jim Deaton, Clinton; one aunt, Shelba Craft, Clovis, CA; two nephews, Dakota and Blake Brewer, both of Clinton; three nieces, Paisley, Emmah, and Jossalyn Lonebear, all of Oklahoma City; and numerous other family members.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to your local homeless shelter or no kill animal shelter.

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