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Gladys (Billy) Hosay

Born: 7/5/1925

Died: 5/27/2000

Maiden Name: Billy

Honorific: n/a

Gladys (Billy) Hosay, 74, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2000 at the McAlester Regional Health Center. She was born on July 5, 1925 to Williamson and Lucinda (Thompson) Billy in Blue Community, Oklahoma. She attended grade school in Tannehill and junior high and high school at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. It was at Haskell that she met Alexander Hosay whom she married on June 8, 1947 in Ft.Smith, Arkansas. They made their home on the Apache Reservation near Phoenix, Arizona.

They moved to St,Louis, Missouri where she worked as a frame maker for almost 30 years. She and her husband moved to McAlester in 1986, when she began working as a cook for the Gene Stipe Senior Citizens Center, finally retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Zion Bpatist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Aubrey Hosay; daughters, Cheryl Hosay and Lou Jean Jundt; brothers, Schlicht Billy, Lonnie Billy, Loy Billy and James Billy, and sisters, Evelyn Pickens and Christine Poyner.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Elgie Hosay and wife, Trenda, and Glenn Hosay and wife, Regina, all of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Gordan Hosay and wife, Stacey, of Krebs, Oklahoma; two daughters, Ione Lingo and husband, Floyd, of San Diego, California, and Marsha Hosay of Logan, Iowa; grandchildren, Greg Jundt, Lisa Leonard, Jennette Hosay, Sean Hosay, Brooke and Brittany Hosay, Nichelle, Tessa and Jason Lingo, and Adriane and Ryan Hosay; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nepews and other relatives.