Ouita Louis Childers Tankersley

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Ouita Childers Tankersley

Ouita Childers Tankersley

1919-2015
Ouita Lois Childers Tankersley, 96, of DeSoto, KS passed away June 21, 2015 at her home.

Funeral service will be 4:00 pm Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Church St., De Soto, KS 66018. Visitation 3:00 pm before the service at the church. Cremation to follow the service and inurnment at a later date at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the De Soto Baptist Church or Douglas County Visiting Nurse Hospice.

Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Ouita was born April 28, 1919 in Ozark, AR to Dr. James W. and Victoria S. (Plymale) Davis. She grew up in Arkansas, married Harlin Childers and raised their family. They then moved to De Soto in 1963. After Harlin passed away in 1955, she later married C. W. Tankersley. Ouita was a member of the De Soto Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and shopping. Ouita was a wonderful wife, mother, granny and sister; she was always there to help when needed. Her family will miss her loving spirit very much.

Ouita was preceded in death by her husbands, Harlin Childers and C. W. Tankersley; daughter, Darla Rogers; parents; two grandchildren: Joshua and Jessica and siblings: Mable Freeman, Thelma Cowan, Elizabeth Faught, Lucy Cowan, Ed Davis, Arlyn Davis, Frankie Turner and Leona Nordin.

She is survived by her children: Judy Childers, David and Terry Childers, all of De Soto, KS, Bill and Alice Childers of Fredericksburg, VA and Rodney and Paulette Owens of Centerview, MO; nine grandchildren: Steve, Shonda, Tonyea, Ty, Jennifer, Traci, Lacena, Jenny and Julie; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Warren Davis of Lawrence, KS and sister, Ima Jean Epperson of De Soto, KS.

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