Vennie Louise Nantz Feb 28, 1927 – May 10, 2019

Vennie Louise NantzVennie 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
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 will be 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 will be Stacy Brown, Jerry Lee Ingram, Toby Roberts, Bill Bryant, Scott Goekler, and Scott Ingram. Committal service and interment will follow 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.

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