Oleta  Moler


Oleta Fern Moler, 83, of Stillwater, Oklahoma passed away April 14, 2019 with her children by her side at Willow Creek in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Her life and faith will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Stillwater, Oklahoma, with a Rosary service on Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm, and a funeral mass on Wednesday, April 17 at 11am, followed by interment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Oleta was born to the late Melda and Raymond L. Babcock, April 27, 1935, in Mutual, Oklahoma. Early in childhood, Oleta's family moved to Alva, Oklahoma, where she attended grammar school and then later moved to Ponca City where she graduated high school.

She married the late William J. Moler, May 15, 1954, in Culver City, California before returning to Oklahoma later that year to raise their family. Oleta is survived by five children: Catherine Asmussen (Mark) of West Monroe, LA, Theresa Abernathy (David) of St. Louis, Roberta Moler-Mitchell of Stillwater, Robert Moler (Nicole) of Dallas, and William R. Moler (Amy) of Kansas City, along with 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Oleta was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years in July of 2018.

Oleta was not only a loving wife and mother but she also a Human Resources professional working for Mercruiser until retirement in 1989. She loved to serve God and her community. Oleta jointly-led weekly bible study groups in her home with her husband, Deacon Bill. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Alter Society at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. And most notably, she served 22 years as a volunteer with Judith Karmen Hospice. Oleta loved gardening, sewing, and doting on her grandchildren. She had great love for her family, and her soul-mate, Bill. Although life presented numerous, and seemingly insurmountable, challenges for Oleta, her friends and family will remember her for her genuine unwavering reply of "I'm fine."

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Mother Teresa Ministry at St. Francis Xavier church in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com
Published on April 15, 2019
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Darla Black
Apr 18, 2019
Mrs. Moler was a special resident during the time I had the privilege of offering nursing care to her. I will always remember her as a Godly woman with a husband and children that loved her dearly during her time on earth. May our Dear Lord provide peace at this time of morning.
Gary Don Thacker
Apr 16, 2019
I will miss you dearly Oleta. You and Deacon Bill helped me through many a hard time in Stillwater. You have always been a shining light, bearing witness to the glory of God. Hail Mary, full of grace. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Rest in peace Oleta and in the light of our Lord.