imageA celebration of life for Marjorie Helen Prestridge Emanuel of El Reno, Oklahoma was held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church in El Reno with Rev. Glen Chapman officiating.

Marjorie was born to Uburn Morre and Ethel Daughery Prestridge on July 2, 1925, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, she attended OBU and OU as a piano performance major. She loved marching in the OU Band and remained an OU Football fan for life.

In 1947, Marjorie married Ollen D. Emanuel. They moved from Walters to El Reno in 1955. She enjoyed teaching piano lessons for 67 years and considered her students her second family. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was active in the music program and taught Sunday School for 35 years. She loved life and the joy of music. She is survived by daughters, M’Lynn Emanuel, Jeanne Von Tungeln, D’June Emanuel, Julie Hardy and husband Lee, and Gina Gay Emanuel; granddaughters and their husbands, Amy and Todd Heap, Christie and Steven Fry, Mandi and Brett Smith, K’Lei and Robert West, Larkin and Brandon Witmyer; ten great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Peggy Prestridge and Patricia Prestridge; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, George Prestridge and Jeff Prestridge, and son-in-law, Bruce Von Tungeln.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 218, El Reno, OK 73036 or Russell Murray Hospice, 2001 Parkview Drive, El Reno, OK 73036.

Services were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home

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