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Family And Bikers Remember Grandmother Killed In Shawnee

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Family members say the 91-year-old grandmother killed in her Shawnee home was full of life. So on Sunday, a group of bikers rode into town to honor her life. Family members say the 91-year-old grandmother killed in her Shawnee home was full of life. So on Sunday, a group of bikers rode into town to honor her life.
SHAWNEE, Oklahoma -

Family members say the 91-year-old grandmother killed in her Shawnee home was full of life. So on Sunday, a group of bikers rode into town to honor her life.

“My mother was a feisty 91-year-old,” said Martha Buehring.

Buehring says it was this feistiness which gave her mother the courage to fight for her life.

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“She put up a good fight and that made me very blessed,” Buehring said. “I really haven't started my grieving process.”

Florence Fife died on Saturday, Oct. 23, inside her home. Police arrested 37-year-old Johnnie Henson and 38-year-old Joseph Langford in connection with the death. Police say the pair allegedly broke into her home and stabbed her in the neck.

“My grandmother was one of my heroes for her determination for life, her unwavering strength and her will to help anyone,” said Paula Waller, Fife’s granddaughter.

Waller found her grandmother’s body.

“She was a sweet, loving and kindhearted lady that should have never been a part of such senseless act of violence,” she said.

That’s why on Sunday, an act of kindness by total strangers was appreciated. Ride Oklahoma Charities rode into Shawnee, 75 bikes and roughly 125 people, to support the family.

“It's about remembering and paying our respects for a tragedy, for a woman we don't know but who needs to be remembered,” said Wayne Duty, with Ride Oklahoma Charities.

The group placed wreaths and flowers on the porch - while also raising money to help other victims of crime.

“It's sad and it's tragic but it's what we do, we're here for other people,” said Duty.

And with them, they hoped to bring some closure to the family.

“It's a little bit hard but this helps, this just helps,” Buehring said. “It helps us move on.”

Ride Oklahoma Charities plans to make a donation to the Shawnee Police Department’s Crime Stoppers.

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