Vennie Nantz Vennie Louise Ingram Nantz was born February 28, 1927, in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, to Everett and Hattie Sisco Ingram. She entered heaven May 10, 2019, in Owasso, Oklahoma at the age of 92 years. Vennie was reared and educated in Locust Grove and graduated with the Locust Grove High School Class of 1946. She was proud of having played on the Locust Grove Lady Pirates basketball team that went to the state tournament. She was married February 12, 1947, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to George Lewis Nantz. Vennie spent over 29 years as an assembler at Zebco building Model 33 reels. She was strong in her faith attending Christs Church of Owasso. She prayed for her family and friends that one day all would be reunited. Vennie was the matriarch of the family and a pillar holding everyone together through good times and bad. She was a feisty, spunky red-head who always wanted to have fun and let her presence be known. She loved to be told how young and beautiful she looked or she would let you know. More than anything, she was proud of her family. She never grew tired of bragging on her kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews, and what they each had accomplished, be it large or small. Vennie leaves behind a host of family and friends who hold many cherished memories include: Three daughters and sons-in-law; Beverly and Ron Griffin, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Robin and Jim Hanner, of Owasso, Rhonda and David Sanders, of Owasso. Daughter-in-law; Marjorie Nantz, of Dallas, Texas. Nine grandchildren; J. Lewis Nantz, of Austin, Texas, Evie Zamudio and husband Matt, of Red Oak, Texas, Jeff Griffin and wife Kenna, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Casey Griffin, of Tulsa, Chelsey Griffin, of Tulsa, Trey Hanner and wife Heather, of Owasso, Jessica Gros and husband Evan, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Andy Sanders and wife Brittany, of Orlando, Florida, Jesse Sanders and wife Jenna of Owasso. 11 grandchildren; Abigail, Naomi Jo, and Elijah Zamudio, Tatum and Zane Griffin, Gage and Cadyn Griffin, Wyatt and Johnny Boy Hanner, Milly Gros and Jett Sanders. She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers, her husband of 43 years, her son, Johnny Nantz, granddaughter and her husband, Mendy and Roland Sedlmeier, and two great grandchildren, Harley and Sofie Sedlmeier, and close companion, Bill Uto. Funeral service was held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Christs Church of Owasso with Pastor David Payne and Mac Borgna officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Stacy Brown, Jerry Lee Ingram, Toby Roberts, Bill Bryant, Scott Goekler, and Scott Ingram. Committal service and interment followed at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace Hospice, 6218 South Lewis Avenue, Suite 1000, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.