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Eldee was born on May 3, 1935, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Emit Fredrick and Josie Lue (Burchett) Dobson. She passed away on January 16, 2019, at Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee
Growing up in Tahlequah Eldee attended Union Elementary #35 on Stick Ross Mountain, and was a graduate of Tahlequah High School.
She married Roy Eugene Panell on December 20, 1952. As a homemaker Eldee liked to sew and made family clothes and school clothes for Debbie.
She loved and adored her daughter, her two grandchildren and the great grandchildren.
She worked for Tahlequah Public Schools for 20 years as a baker. Eldee loved her job and took special pride in her cinnamon rolls.
Eldee is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Eugene Panell; a brother, J.B. Dobson; and grandson Allen Matlock.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Rich of Edmond, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Connie Gonzales and husband Erik of Euless, Texas, and Janet Irvin and husband Jeremy of Edmond, Oklahoma; five great grandchildren, Caleb, Lucas and Grace Gonzales, and Hudson and Ellasyn Irvin; brother in law, Earl Dobson and wife Molly of Tahlequah; sister in law, Lois Dobson of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; two nieces, Pam Henson of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Tammy Johnston of Pennsylvania; and many other friends to numerous to mention.
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