Funeral services for Haralyn Crews Shatswell will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, OK with Pastor Jamie Stevenson of the Southside Baptist Church officiating. Haralyn passed away Monday, March 14th, 2022 in Denison, TX, at the age of 88.
Haralyn Joan Crews Shatswell was born January 11th, 1934 in Goodland, OK, to Harry and Christina (LaCroix) Crews.
Graduated from Goodland High School in 1952, Graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma University in Durant Oklahoma with a degree in Music Education in 1956, then earned her Masters in Music Education from Central State University in Edmond Oklahoma in 1970.
Haralyn was a proud member of the Choctaw tribe and a never-missed-a-game fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Haralyn taught piano, voice, organ and guitar and performed music for most of her life. She began piano lessons in Hugo Oklahoma under the watchful eye of her teacher Effie Riggins, where she developed a love of classical music. Haralyn mastered the piano and organ and delighted audiences with her classical, pop, and church music performances.
She married Richard Mearl Shatswell in Paris, TX on May 25, 1963. She worked as a High School and Junior High Choir Director for several Public Schools in Oklahoma and Texas. They lived in this area the past 33 years. She and Richard served this community through their music store, and they taught and encouraged singers and musicians of all ages in the Hugo area for many years. Haralyn enjoyed teaching, square-dancing, singing, bowling, & camping, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents, Harry and Christina Crews.
Haralyn is survived by four children, Pamela Haynie & husband, Dallas, of Houston, TX, Eileen Hackler of Hugo, OK, Barry Shatswell & spouse, Ward Morrison, of Dallas, TX, & William Shatswell, of Oklahoma City, OK; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Mercer of Durant, OK, Jessica Hackler of Durant, OK, Aaron Haynie & Patrick Haynie, both of Houston, TX, & Megan Berryman, Marina Berryman, & Richard Colton Shatswell, all of Oklahoma City, OK; thirteen great-grandchildren; as well as many other family & friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 from 8:00-12:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Funeral Home Chapel in Hugo, OK.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.mtolivefh.com.