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Ima Jo (Mangus) Stapp

 

Ima Jo (Mangus) Stapp, 71, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, died Friday, May 14, 2021, in Shawnee, following a 17 year battle with CADASIL.

Ima was the ninth of ten children born to James Lloyd and Martha Edna (Ketner) Mangus on Oct. 7, 1949, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

Ima was raised in Tecumseh and attended Tecumseh Schools in K-12th grades. She graduated with the class of 1967 from Tecumseh High School.

Ima married James "Stanley" Stapp on Dec. 2, 1967, in Poteau, Oklahoma.

She retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 27 years of service as an IT specialist.

Ima was a long-time member of Sharon Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Until she became ill, her hobbies included crocheting, cross-stitching, camping with her family and spending time with her pride and joy, her husband, 2 children and her 4 grandchildren. Ima also liked going to the casino with her sisters.

She was preceded in death her parents, James and Martha Mangus; brothers Charles Mangus and James Mangus; sister Dorothy Newton; sister-in-law Carrie Mangus and brothers-in-law Charles "Charlie" Newton, Robert "Bob" Farr and Fritz Tegtmeier.

She is survived by her husband of 53 ½ years, James "Stanley" Stapp of the home; daughter, Stana Kai Friend (Brad) of McLoud; son Gary Wayne Stapp (Brenda) of McLoud; 2 grandsons, Christopher Cranford (Rebecca) of Carney and Kyle Stapp (Allyson) of Midwest City; 2 granddaughters, Nicole Gunder of Shawnee and Jennifer Stapp of McLoud; 1 great-grandson, Maverick Cranford of Carney; 5 sisters, Cleta Farr of Shawnee, Marcella Jones of Lake Havesu, AZ, Deloris Browning (Mark) of Spokane, WA, Helen Lamb of Shawnee and Nancy Tegtmeier of Macomb; 1 brother, Virgil Mangus (Jimmie) of Wellston; mother-in-law, Betty Stapp of Tecumseh; 2 sisters-in-law, Dovey Mangus of Tecumseh and Linda Hawkins (Doug) of Midwest City; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Friday, May 21, at McLoud Assembly of God with Pastor Danny Webb and Pastor Michelle Webb officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

 

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