Ivah Lou (Day) Stites

August 17, 2021

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Ivah Lou Stites born in Ponca City, OK on May 11th, 1955, passed away in her home surrounded by family and friends on August 17th, 2021.
Ivah is preceded in death by both of her parents, Lee Forrest Day and Leora Evelyn Rhoades (Lauver) and brother Frank Day.
Ivah is survived by her husband Lloyd Stites, daughters Michelle Matthiessen of Ponca City, Melissa Hill of Enid, and Melody Knedler of Sapulpa, and 11 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two older brothers Ross Day, and Tommy Joe Day.
Ivah was blessed with many friends and to her there was no such thing as a stranger. If you were her friend, you were considered family & she loved you like her own. 
Ivah loved the outdoors. Camping, fishing and looking for arrowheads along the river. She spent a lot of free time at lake Ponca & Kaw Lake enjoying a simple life.  
Ivah loved to serve and enjoyed working as a waitress for many years. She treated her customers with such love & had many regulars come just to see her. 
Services will be held Saturday August 28th, 2021 at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church of Ponca City at 4:00pm. Remembrances may be shared online at


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