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Bobbie Schrie Braden

June 02, 2024 - 00:00
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Bobbie Schrie (Kannady) Braden, 63, of Kingfisher, went to walk the streets of gold with her Lord and Savior on May 27, 2024. Schrie was born on June 22, 1960, in Salem, Ill., to Luke and Bert Kannady.

Schrie graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1978.

Not long after, she married her soulmate, Gerald.

Over the years, Schrie worked as a bank teller and administrative assistant at Kingfisher Middle School. To the students, parents and teachers she carried several different titles that included confidant, counselor, nurse, encourager and cheerleader.

She was a safe place for those who didn’t have one. Many knew her as “Momma Schrie.”

Schrie loved her Lord and Savior. Raised faithfully in the church, she and Gerald continued that devotion with their own family, in attendance whenever the doors were open.

She taught Sunday School and loved singing in the choir where she was well-known for her beautiful voice.

Schrie had a fierce love for her family. She and Gerald shared an unwavering bond that grew stronger with each year.

Forty-five years later, they remained deeply in love and were a marriage to aspire to.

Schrie was immensely proud of her three daughters and five grandchildren.

If any person was in her presence long enough, they were subject to being shown her latest pictures of the family which, of course, would be followed by a story.

Schrie held a special place in her heart for her Daddy. She knew he hung the moon and those who know him probably wouldn’t disagree.

Schrie loved to travel and see the world. She found great serenity in the sea. She could walk the shore for hours, searching for sea shells.

With her children grown, one might have expected her to take trips with just her beloved husband, but not Schrie. She would often talk Gerald into including the whole family that now has grown to 11 members.

Schrie always had a trip lined up.

Schrie’s strong faith was a beacon for many. Letting that faith lead her, she took countless individuals under her wing, no matter they be a stranger, friend or family. If Schrie saw a need, she didn’t hesitate to act.

She was diligent in her prayer life and covered many in prayer daily. Schrie truly embodied being the hands and feet of Jesus.

She had a warm, welcoming presence and smile that made every person feel like they belonged. A simple hug and her genuine laugh could easily turn any day around.

Those who knew her recognized that gleam in her eye that all of her grandchildren inherited. It was a perfect blend of joy, excitement and a touch of orneriness.

Between those three components, there was never a dull moment.

Her spirit and memory will live on in those who hold her close, those who she lifted in prayer and those whose days were made brighter by her presence.

As her older grandchildren perfectly stated, Schrie’s family is “thankful for the promise of Heaven.” Schrie is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald Braden; three daughters, Ashley and Joey Bowling, Allison and Doug Haymaker and Autumn and Alex Kidd; five grandchildren, Braden and Hunter Haymaker, Collin and Anna Bowling and Jackson Kidd; father and mother, Luke and Alberta Kannady; sister, Angie Specht; and brothers, Greg and Susan Kannady and Ronnie Kannady; sister-in-law Carla Cormack and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Kingfisher First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

The service will be officiated by Pastor Rex Haymaker and Pastor James Swain.

Burial will take place following services at the Kingfisher Cemetery.

Come-and-go viewing will be held at Wilson Funeral Home-Kingfisher from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Schrie, the family has chosen the Jacket Pantry that serves those in need of food in the local community or the Angel Fund that provides students with shoes, clothing, etc.

Checks can be mailed and made out to Kingfisher Public Schools with the memo reading Braden Jacket Pantry or Angel Fund (include what organization you’d like to donate to).

Please mail to 602 W. Chisholm, Kingfisher, OK 73750.