Shirley “Ann” (Buckner) Krug was born on March 9, 1946, in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Walter “Henry” and Clemmie Marie (Tucker) Buckner. She passed away after a struggle with cancer in the family’s home on April 30, 2022, at the age of 76 years, 1 month, and 21 days.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Stilwell.
Shirley was preceded in death by her ex-husband: Richard Krug; her parents: Sheriff Henry Buckner and Clemmie Buckner Guinn; stepfather: R. L. Guinn; grandparents: Adolphus and Sarah Sarena (Kelly) Tucker, and William and Julie (Hughes) Buckner; one brother: Lawrence Mac Buckner; two sisters: Ruby “Joyce” Buckner Tharp, and Gayleah “Gayle” Ruth (Buckner) Hall Teel; brothers-in-law: Bob Hall, and John Teel; stepbrother: Larry Guinn; step brother-in-law: Thurman McGaugh Anelce; nephew: Cathy Bradley, and her brother: Clay Bradley.
Survivors include her daughter: Marinne Allen and husband Buck Allen of Longview, Washington; her grandchildren: Misty Smith and husband Andy of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tim Allen of Queenstown, New Zealand, Brian Allen of Bellingham, Washington, and Sadie Allen of Longview, Washington; and great grandchildren: Kinsey Smith and Meilea Goudy. Her siblings include one brother: Dowell Nathan Buckner of Stilwell, Oklahoma; sister: Carol Delores (Buckner) Bradley and husband Tom; twin sister: Sharon Kay (Buckner) Worsham and husband Robert Lynn; stepbrother: Bill Guinn and wife Linda of Ajo (awho), Arizona; stepsister: Linda McGaugh of Joplin, Missouri; and stepsister-in-law: Pamela Guinn Hutchinson and husband Gary of Bluejacket, Oklahoma.
She was an aunt and great aunt Shirley who was much loved by her many, many nieces and nephews, and her Dachshund: Brown Sugar. She was much loved as “Nanny Ann” to her special dog: Bandit, her twin sister, and brothers-in-law dog.
Shirley Ann attended Stilwell High School before moving to Alaska in 1962. She then moved to Seattle, Washington, then on to Milton, Florida in 1963. This is where she finished High School studies in General Business Booking Keeping, and General Secretarial Skills. As a secretary she landed Real Estate and purchasing seminars in 1986-1988. She took some College courses at NSU in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, then she attended the Institute of Travel Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1990.
She worked as a Licensed Realtor and provided Secretarial support to Real Estate Appraisers, Accountants, The Great Anchorage Are Borough Legal Department, and various Law firms in Anchorage, Alaska. Her Secretarial ability took her to a job on the North slopes of Prudhoe Bay Pipeline about Fairbanks, Alaska.
After returning to the lower forty-eight she started working in Texas at LCDS, Lake Country Disposal Station. Finally, Shirley returned to her hometown Stilwell, Oklahoma and began working for Cherokee Nation Industrial (CNI) until her health began to fail.
Shirley Ann was a self-taught artist. Her most enjoyed pastime was anything to do with her art. Throughout her life she would attend seminars, do workshops, and online videos. Shirley’s talent is evident, as displayed throughout the building.
She was a very private person. Shirley would put her feelings in writing in the form of poems instead of telling how she was really feeling. As with her art she had a talent for this as you can tell by the poem(s) that were read.