Graveside funeral services will be held for Twila Genelle Posey, 79, formerly of Chickasha at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012, in the Fairlawn Cemetery with Bill Ohl officiating.

Twila Genelle Posey was born in Sweetwater, Oklahoma, on November 15, 1932, the daughter of Albert Curtis Hardy & Treva Lucille (Ward) Hardy.  She died on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Baytown, Texas.

Twila married the love of her life, Johnny C. Posey, on June 2, 1950, in Erick, Oklahoma.  They lived in several areas including Michigan, California and Texas before settling in Chickasha in 1982.

Twila was a homemaker most of her life but was employed for a number of years as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic in Chickasha.  She was an avid animal lover.  Twila also enjoyed painting, working with watercolors and oils.  She was a long-time member of the Northside Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by:  both parents; husband, Johnny in September of 2010; and one brother, Alva C. Hardy.

Survivors include:  sister, Theresa Nabors of Sweetwater; brother, Bob Hardy of Weatherford; sisters-in-law, Toni Quinn, and Nancy Johnson both of Crosby, Texas, and Pat Robertson of Altus; brothers-in-law, Larry Posey of Athens, Texas and Gary Posey of Amarillo, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to any local animal shelter.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

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