Volney

Volney Prophet

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Volney Lois Prophet was born on April 12, 1916 to Jacob Benjamin and Fannie Ethel (Bridges) Remmele on the family farm northwest of Buffalo, Oklahoma in the Chicken Creek Community.  Volney was the eldest of four children.  One of her fondest memories as a child was when the railroad came to town.  The town was filled with lots of people and even Indians in formal dress.  Volney graduated from Buffalo High School with the class of 1935.  After graduation Volney stayed to help on the farm while her younger brother Elbert finished his high school.  Volney went to Paradise, Texas for a short time until she got wind that she needed to get back to Buffalo to claim the love of her life, Vearl Prophet.  Volney married Vearl E. Prophet on February 15, 1939, in Sharon, Oklahoma, to this union two children were born Delbert and Verla Von.  Volney and Vearl made their home in Buffalo for a few years were Volney was a homemaker then around 1941 they moved to the farm northwest of Buffalo, Oklahoma, which Volney always referred to as her "mansion on the hill".  They lived and raised their children on the farm harvesting wheat and raising cattle.  Volney loved her chickens and would supplement their income by selling eggs and cream every Saturday to the Buffalo locals.  Volney was a helpmate to Vearl by helping with various jobs around the farm.  Volney organized the Home Circle Club in the early 1940's, the women in the community got together every two weeks to make hand quilted quilts for each other and others in the area.  The Home Circle Club lasted for 70 years.  Lasting friendships were made and continued throughout her life.  In Volney's 80's she was always helping these dear friends when needed.   Volney enjoyed quilting and always had one in the works.  She pieced and hand quilted many quilts for her children, grandchildren, and friends.  When her children were growing up, Volney enjoyed attending their ballgames and other activities.  Her home was always filled with many school kids, neighbor kids, and lots of nieces and nephews.  When grandchildren came along, they also enjoyed the farm.  In 1973, Vearl and Volney moved to Buffalo.  They enjoyed the years they lived in town, visiting family and friends.  After Vearl passed in 1994, Volney enjoyed traveling with her daughter Verla Von to Colorado, Texas, and Kansas to see family.  Volney lived for several years by herself and was still driving at the age of 90.  Volney went to stay with her daughter in Tulsa and enjoyed being closer to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Volney was preceded in death by her parents, spouse Vearl in 1994, son-in-law; Larry Richardson, brothers; Elbert Remmele and Baby Elreno Remmele.  Volney left her earthly home on October 10, 2015 at the age of 99 years, 5 months, and 28 days, at the home of her daughters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   Volney is survived by son, Delbert and wife Sheirlie Prophet of Independence, Kansas; daughter Verla Von Richardson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Four Grandchildren, Russell Prophet and wife Kristin, Tally (Prophet) Morris and husband Matt, Larry Vearl Richardson and wife Carla, Ronda Dee Richardson; Ten Great Grandchildren, Stephanie, Lari, Jennifer, Jerrod, Jana, Avery, Luke, Maria, Miles, and Lily Ann; one Great Great Grandchild Mary Elizabeth, brother; Merlin Remmele, nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Volley will be remember as a great lady by many friends and family.    Family suggest memorials to the Buffalo Senior Citizens.


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