Delia Carterby Wesley
Delia Carterby Wesley, 80, of Wright City, passed away Feb. 10, 2010, at the McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel. She was born March 17, 1929, in Nashoba, the daughter of Ben and Sema (Battiest) Carterby.
Delia was a member of the Big Lick Methodist Church, Divide Community. She enjoyed visiting with children, grandchildren and friends. She had made many honorary walks commemorating the Trail of Tears. She enjoyed attending community functions, gospel singings, and going to basketball games to watch her grandchildren play. She was a member of the Choctaw Code Talker Family; her father was a World War I Code Talker.
Delia was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Drex, LeRoy and Calvin Loman; sisters, Rhoda Jones, Burnette Turner, Naomi Carterby, Mary Wilson, and Mae Carterby; a son-in-law, Harold Wright; a step-granddaughter, Sherrie Wallace; and a grandson, Billie Joe Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Williston Wesley of the home; five daughters and their spouses, Geraldine Wright, Charlene and Johnny Columbus Sr., Janelle Wesley and Franklin Tonihka, Jolene and Greendale Davis, Edith and Danny Jones; five sons and their spouses, Williston and Virginia Wesley, Jimmy and Debbie Wesley, Benny and Lisa Wesley, Howard Wesley, Bobby and Susan Wesley; 37 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.