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Ima Dee Trammell (Bryant, Clark) went home to the Lord, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 91 years old. Ima Dee was a resident of Ashland, KS at the time of her passing.
Ima Dee is survived by her son in-law Bill Broadie, her seven grandchildren, Sonia (Sam) Sikes, Barrett (Lori) Broadie, Amy (Jeff) Deubig, Kama Fernandez, Carolyn (Rodney) Winland, Leslie Harris, Justin (Shelby) Clark; and 16 great grandchildren; Ronnie (Debbie)Trammell, Cathey (Johnny) Lemons, Tommy (Ann) Trammell; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by husband William Leonard (Sam) Clark II and their three children William Leonard Clark III, Linda Kaye Broadie and Leslie Wayne Clark; husband Arthur Lee (Mann)Trammell; sister Marie Richardson; brother Glenn Bryant; parents Graden Bryant and Daisy Mae (Kirk) Bryant.
Ima Dee had a zest for life and provided for her family and friends in so many ways throughout the years. Ima Dee was blessed with two loving husbands. She was united in marriage to William Leonard (Sam) Clark II on April 18, 1943, shortly after their graduation from Callisburg High School. Sam had joined the coast guard and they began their family life together in Pensacola, FL where their first son, William Leonard III was born. After his military service they returned to Texas where they expanded their family with the birth of their daughter, Linda Kaye, and son, Leslie Wayne. Ima Dee cherished her 38 years of marriage to Sam. On May 4th 1984 Ima Dee and Arthur Lee (Mann) Trammell were united in marriage. Mann and Ima Dee were able to spend their retirement years traveling, enjoying their back porch and spending time with their families. Together they built a fine life together; A life that was centered around the Lord, their families and enjoying life's treasures. Ima Dee was an amazing cook who seldom used a recipe. Her cobblers, especially peach, were craved by all and probably the most requested dish to be made. She crocheted by sight, never a pattern and she taught her grandchildren her love of games, Dominoes and Yahtzee. Many family evenings were spent around the kitchen table enjoying her wonderful cooking and lots of laughter over games of Wahoo, Skip Bo or Dominoes. Ima Dee had an endearing sense of humor and a way with words that people could not help but be drawn too. There was a warmth, kindness and quick wit that was so enjoyable to be around. She took on many roles and was known by many names to family and friends; Mother, Grandma, Aunt Jake, I'Dee and Grandma Tex were all names that she responded to.
Ima Dee lived most of her life in the Cooke County area of north Texas. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Gainesville, TX.
Visitation will be held in Ashland, KS on Tuesday February 21 through Thursday February 23, from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Graveside services will be at New Rest Haven Cemetery in Gainesville, TX, Saturday, February 25th at 10:00am.
Memorials to the Ashland Long Term Care Unit are appreciated at PO Box 188, Ashland, KS 67831.
Published on February 22, 2017
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