Edelma Ethelyn Garst, known as “Babe” to friends and family, a l o n g t i m e Cordell resident, died peacefully with her family surrounding her, on May 15, 2015, after a brief illness at the age of 94. She was born to May (Gripe) and Roy Fisher on May 13, 1921, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In high school she was a Drum Major, President of the Orchestra, baton twirler, played the violin, viola and bassoon, and won awards in diving at state swimming meets. Ethelyn obtained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at Oklahoma State University. In her senior year at OSU, due to a teacher shortage, she taught band at Jonesboro, Arkansas, then finished her degree over the summer. She also obtained a degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma, while she was teaching at Sentinel.