Sherl Jean Meek (Shipley) passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Sherl was born May 24th, 1958 to Willard Jerry Shipley and Shirley Jean Sanders, at St John’s Hospital, a preemie at 2 lbs, 11 oz. Sherl was a fighter to the end, and battled hard against this second bout of cancer, that sadly took her from this Earth much too early. Sherl married Mark Meek on October 4, 1995, and became an instant step-mom to his three sons, Brian, Jack and Travis, and What a wonderful “MOM” she was. Sherl worked for many years as a purchasing agent at Hilti and retired in late 2005. Retirement brought a full time devotion to golf, and Sherl worked hard perfecting her game at Cedar Ridge Country Club. Sherl was also serving as the WGA President this year. Mark and Sherli traveled extensively, often combining Mark’s work trips with pleasure. Sherl also helped raise her niece, Shelby, who has become a strong, young woman because of Sherl and Mark’s love and support. Sherl also was a devoted “Nana” to her sweet granddaughter, Veronica, and they had so much fun together. Sherl had a large and lively group of friends and a loving family. Since her passing, the comments and pictures have been flowing on Sherl’s Facebook page, wholeheartedly confirming what a kind, caring soul she was, full of life and laughter, with a beautiful smile. Sherl will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. She will forever be cherished by her family for her generous spirit, her loving nature and the never ending support and en- couragement she has selflessly given her family all these years. Sherl was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Jean Sanders. She is survived by her husband, Mark Meek, her sons, Brian Meek and Cassi Graham, Jack Meek and his wife, Andie, Travis Meek and his wife, Maria, and their daughter, Veronica, her nieces, Shelby Mulder and Brittney Mulder, her father, Willard Jerry Shipley, all of Tulsa, OK. Sherl leaves behind her brothers, Dan Garrison and family (Grayson, GA), Dale Garrison and family (Booneville, IN), Mike Garrison and family (Snellville, GA), Steve Garrison and family (Florida), and sister, Julia Brusveen (Tulsa, OK). Other extended family members include Jack Meek (father-in-law, Cindy and Gerry Henley (sister-in-law and brother-in-law), Jessica, Jed and Chase Chernabaeff (niece and nephew/great-nephew), and Melissa Henley (niece), all of Fresno, CA. Other loving family members mourning Sherl are Patricia Meek and Michael Bell (Tulsa, OK), and the Wills, Childers and Bell families. Visitation: Monday, January 7th, 5:00PM to 8: 00 PM, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, 9350 E. 51st. Memorial Service: Tuesday, January 8th, at 10:00 A.M., Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road. Please send donations, in lieu of flowers to: Susan G. Komen For The Cure Website: www.Komen,org Phone: 972-708-1715 Mail: Attention Donor Services P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265. Moore’s Southlawn 663-2233 share memories at www.moorefuneral.com This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 1/4/2013.