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Shiflet, Michael Anthony1991

D.O.D 01/20/2014 - Michael Anthony Shiflet, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma was born July 29, 1969, the son of Roger and Suzanne Shiflet. Michael was an Eagle Scout, obtaining this rank in 1985 from Troop 11 in Bartlesville. He was also one of two students from Bartlesville High School to attend an Oklahoma Highway Patrol weeklong camp in western Oklahoma his Jr. year of High School. Here he received an honor for his excellent marksmanship.

After graduating from Bartlesville High School in 1987, Michael attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He graduated in 1991 with a degree in Finance. After graduating from Phillips, he married his college sweetheart, Alice-Ann Haver. They were married on June 7, 1991 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Then, they moved to Tulsa where Michael obtained his degree in accounting from Langston University and obtained his CPA license. Michael then decided to apply to and attend the University of Tulsa School of Law where he graduated in May 2000 with honors. He passed the bar exam in July of the same year.

During his career at TU, he wrote an article which was published in a book titled Legal Medicine. One of God's greatest gifts to Michael was the birth of his son, William Michael. He and William could be found most Saturday mornings enjoying donuts as part of their weekend routine. He also enjoyed snow skiing and camping with his family and friends. He loved to fish and target shoot at their family cabin on the south end of Grand Lake. Michael loved to cook and eat. He loved to cook his family's favorite, steak, where he spent many years developing the perfect steak seasoning. He also looked forward to fall and winter when the weather would be perfect for a nice big pot of chili. He challenged himself by making new recipes for some of his favorite foods, which would include some type of Cajun flair. He also loved dining out, trying new and unusual foods, but still loved the basic good ole American breakfast. Michael was a devoted husband, father and son, where he was faithful in sharing his vast knowledge with his family. He never thought twice about being present with love, encouragement and support for all who sought it. His faith in God was always present in his everyday life, as he faithfully read his Bible every day. Although a man of few words, there was rarely an unkind word ever spoken. His values, ethics and success in life, left nothing less than a man of great character. Michael was an associate at Brewer, Worten, and Robinett Law firm in Bartlesville, where he worked for his last 7 years. Prior to that, he was an attorney for Frasier, Frasier and Hickman law firm in Tulsa. He also worked in accounting for Amoco Oil Company as well as Braden Winch. Michael and Alice-Ann spent several years as youth ministers at their church, First Christian Church in Langley, Oklahoma. They also served together two summers as camp counselors at Chi-Rho camp at Camp Christian, in Chouteau, Oklahoma. After moving to Bartlesville, he was a member of the noontime Rotary Club, where he served on the board. He was a member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, where he also served as a member of the board, Deacon of the Disciples Christian Church, member and secretary of the board of Hillcrest Country Club, past treasurer of Ray of Hope, past president and treasurer of the Washington County Bar Association, he was recently appointed as City Attorney of Bartlesville, served five years as a den leader for Den 3 of Cub Scout Pack 150, committee member of Boy Scout Troop 2000. He also helped coach William's t-ball and coached pitch baseball teams for 3 years.

Michael was survived by his wife, Alice-Ann and son William Michael. He died January 20, 2014.