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Derrelyn Sue Metz

November 14, 1933 June 23, 2018
Derrelyn Sue Metz
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Obituary for Derrelyn Sue Metz

Derrelyn Sue Metz passed from this life on Saturday June 23, 2018 at the age of 84 years in Denton, Texas. Derrelyn was born November 14, 1933 in Wichita Falls, Texas to her parents Ed and Velma (Vance) Metz.

Derrelyn held a Masters Degree in Education. She attended ECU, TWU and North Texas State University majoring in Special Education. She worked for the State of Oklahoma as director in the special needs arena. Derrelyn has been a longtime loyal resident of Ada for many years. She was also an animal lover with much time spent with the P.A.W.S organization.

Derrelyn had a wide and varied life, including her adventures at NTSU where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, motorcycle excursions through Europe, and other travels around the world. She also enjoyed making friends in various community organizations where she held office over many years. This included the DAR, the Red Hat Society, and the First Christian Church where she was a member of the choir. The choir will never be the same without Derrelyn’s voice Derrelyn was a proud resident of Ada and she was even crowned Miss Ada, OK around 1950.

Derrelyn and her family were living in Isfahan, Iran for employment when the revolution broke out and they had to flee with only limited personal items. She often talked about her adventures in such an interesting a beautiful land. She taught at the American school where she taught business.

She is survived by her 1 daughter; Melissa Marshall of Boerne, TX, 1 son: Wally Marshall of Italy, TX and a host of longtime friends, neighbors and associates. She is survived by her two kitties, Itty Bit and Ninja. She was predeceased by her parents and two sons.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vicki Nix officiating.

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1:00 PM 6/27/2018 1:00:00 PM
Smith-Phillips Funeral Home

123 E 13th St PO Box 147
Ada, OK 74820

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home
123 E 13th St PO Box 147 Ada 74820 OK
United States

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