ETHETE - Funeral services for Rita Gail Shakespeare, 45, will be held today, March 15, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Blue Sky Hall with Bryce Roberts officiating.

She died March 10, 2006, at the family home after a lengthy illness.

She was born March 10, 1961, in Clinton, Okla., the daughter of Roberta and Larry Black Sr.

She was a homemaker and was raised in Watonga, Okla., where she attended grade school and attended Riverside Indian High School of Anadarko, Okla.

She was a great storyteller, enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, reading books, working puzzles and was a great mastermind at them. She always opened up her heart and doors for people in need and loved her children and grandchildren dearly.

Survivors include her husband, Cedric Shakespeare Sr., of Ethete; daughters, Cecelia and Maria Shakespeare of Ethete; sons, Cedric Jr., and Stanley West Shakespeare; sisters, Mary Whitehat, Kim Johnson and Norma Black of Watonga, Okla.; brother, Cecil Black of Watonga, Okla.; two grandchildren, an uncle and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Black Jr.; an uncle, Calvin Magpie and grandparents, Minnie and Paul Black Bear Sr.

Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home of Fort Washakie.

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