Carolyn Ann Epperly

January 19, 2022

Carolyn Ann Epperly of Braman, Oklahoma, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Stillwater Medical Center – Blackwell at the age of 75 years.

Carolyn Ann Epperly was born on November 2, 1946, in Blackwell to Albert Earl and Ivy Mae (Hurley) Butzbach.

She grew up in Blackwell and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1965. While in high school she married Ralph W. Epperly Sr. on August 1, 1964, in Blackwell and they made Blackwell their home until 1998 when they moved to Braman.

She worked as a seamstress at Southwest Cupid for several years before selling Mary Kay Cosmetics with her friend, Jackie Steffen. She later worked in the cafeteria at the Braman Public Schools for two years before returning to the home to care for her family.

She served as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader and enjoyed being involved in her children’s activities. She taught Sunday School at the Church of God in Blackwell.

She enjoyed camping and the outdoors and loved spending time with her family and her Lord.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Epperly Sr. of Braman; three sons, Ralph Epperly Jr. of Braman, Robert Epperly of Blackwell and Paul Epperly of Blackwell; a sister, Angie Reece of Blackwell; a brother, Larry Butzbach of Blackwell; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild to be born this spring.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mae Epperly; a brother, Albert Butzbach Jr.; and two sisters, Judy Chaney and Patsy McCollum. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 19th from 9:00am - 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 20th in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Justin Epperly, Robert “Scooter” Epperly, Jesse Epperly, David Epperly, Derrick McNamara and Tyler Clark.

A memorial has been established in her honor with the Stillwater Medical Center – Blackwell in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631. On-line condolences can be made at