Thelma Louise Veneigh, 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Thelma Louise Veneigh (Burnett), 93, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“Blue Eyes,” as her daddy called her, was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma in 1924.   She was the daughter of Larry and Edith Burnett.  She grew up during hard times but always worked hard and valued family dearly.  She continued this throughout her life and had some of her best memories with her siblings and close family. 

As a young woman during World War II, she worked at Tinker Field.  This is where she met LeRoy.  The two married after LeRoy’s military service and had one daughter, Joyce, and two sons, Ronald and Gary, in the years following. 

Thelma was a devoted mother but also worked outside the home when the children were older.  After she retired, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and eventually great-grandchildren.  Many remember her for her creative hobbies of painting, sewing, and making handmade crafts.  She also only knew how to “cook for an army” and loved sharing her delicious meals with others.  Chicken and dumplings and chocolate sheet cake were among the favorites. 

Thelma’s love for the Lord was exemplified through her actions and generosity to others.  Most of her grandchildren lived with her at some point when they needed help.Even to her end, her giving nature was present.Lastly, she was a fighter. She survived many hardships in her lifetime including complex health issues and breast cancer. 

She was preceded in death by much of her family including her parents, husband, 3 children, daughter in law, Barbara, 3 sisters(Wynona, Dolores, Alma and their spouses), sister in law Lorraine (and spouse), brother, Larry, and many close friends and family.  She missed them terribly but always trusted God’s plan for her and kept on fighting through much loss.

She is survived by one brother, Ray (and spouse), son in law, Merle (and spouse), and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (with one on the way). Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy and pride, and she thought very highly of them.

The viewing for family and friends will be held from 9am-9pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at John Ireland Funeral Home, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, OK.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday at Sunnylane Cemetery, in Del City, OK.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel.



* Required

All condolences are published for public viewing. Please allow 24 hours for your submission to be published.

Go Back