Dorthy Marceline “Sis” England died peacefully in Walnut Grove Living Center on July 8, 2021 in McAlester, OK at the age of 93 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Sis is survived by her siblings, sister, Carol and husband James Dodson of Colbert, OK, and brothers, Jerry Tollett of Non, OK and Richard and wife Shirley Tollett of Tannehill, OK as well as numerous nieces, nephews and family members. She was preceded in death by her first husband Jim England and second husband Ruben Carlton “RC” Brewer as well as her parents Noah and Lura Tollett, a sister Pamela Tollett and three brothers, James aka “Sonny”, Travis and Wendell Tollett.
Sis was born on June 11, 1928 in Non, Oklahoma to Noah Webster and Lura Beatrice Tollett. She graduated from Gerty high school in 1946. She was a member of the 1945 Gerty Lady Blue Devils basketball team, which made it to the state tournament! She married Jim England in 1953 and had celebrated 45 years of marriage when he passed. Sis and Jim established their home in Non, OK.
She worked for several companies and locations over the years including the Bell Telephone Company, area school teacher, Wrangler as well as the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. Sis was blessed to be courted by RC Brewer later in life and they were married in 2009. They enjoyed five and one half years together before his passing in 2015.
Sis was an active and dedicated member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Non, OK for many years and also attended the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Allen, OK often. Her favorite color was orchid, which she was quick to correct us when we said purple!
She enjoyed good gospel and bluegrass music and loved to watch the OU Sooners and pretty much any kind of sports, often traveling watching her nieces and nephews and RC’s grandkids play high school baseball and basketball all over the state. Sis also LOVED to go to the beauty shop for her regular hair appointments.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Fisher Funeral Home in Holdenville, OK, with burial following at the cemetery in Non, Oklahoma. Rev. Gary Dodson officiated the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
The family would like to convey a very special thank you to Walnut Grove Living Facility and Heartland Hospice in McAlester for their loving, compassionate care of Sis during her stay with them.