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Louise Gelmers

Oct 05, 1930 - Nov 28, 2023

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Oklahoma City, OK

Louise Gelmers was born October 5, 1930 at Ruby Hospital in Ponca City, the daughter of Luther and Henrietta Ferguson. She grew up on the family farm north west of Ponca City until 1942 when they moved to Ponca City. She attended elementary school at Fairview District 57. She finished her education in the Ponca City Public School System graduating from Po-Hi in 1948. She attended St. John's Lutheran College in Winfield, KS. She married the love of her life, A. Lloyd Gelmers, on August 12, 1951 a...Read More

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Frances Colleen Hanneman

Oct 16, 1938 - Feb 20, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Frances Colleen Hanneman, age 85, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

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Peter Chang

Mar 21, 1968 - Feb 18, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Peter Chang, 55, passed away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 18, 2024. He was born in Cholon, Vietnam on March 21, 1968 to Lee Chang and Ann Ngoc Ngo. Peter worked at Tinker Air Force Base as an Electronic Engineer. Peter lovingly sacrificed for his entire family financially so each of them could have a better life. Peter leaves behind his loving parents, Lee and Ann; brother, Ming Chang and wife Niem Luu; sister, Heather Chang and husband Thanh Dang; nephew, Andrew Chang; niece, Shandel Chang; nephew, Nicholas Dang; niece, Michelle Dang; and numerous other loving family and friends.

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James Ashford Owens, Jr.

Apr 16, 1952 - Feb 19, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

James “Jim” Ashford Owens, Jr., 71, of Oklahoma City, left this earth for Heaven on Monday, February 19th, 2024. Jim was born in Corpus Christi on April 16, 1952, to James, Sr. and Elizabeth Owens. Jim’s family relocated to Oklahoma City in 1958 where they bought a home in south OKC. He attended and graduated from U.S Grant High School in 1970 and later attended UCO where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Jim married the love of his life, Barbara “Suzanne” Singleton, on April 25, 1975. They were blessed with two sons, Paul and Ross. Jim and Suzanne raised their family in a Christian home, and they were faithful members at Southern Hills Baptist Church for over 20 years and Sunnyside Baptist for many years prior. Jim worked many jobs over the years starting in construction, then oil lease acquisition, moving on to rental yard management, and ending his career in marketing and sales for various manufacturers and fabricators of custom cabinetry, store fixtures and counter tops. Jim will always be remembered for his ability to have a conversation and make friends with anybody he came across. He had a larger-than-life personality and had a funny line or comment for most he crossed paths with. He loved to fish, having no shortage of boyhood stories from either the surf of south Texas, catching redfish as long as he was tall, or from the swamps of Georgia, fishing out of a wooden boat with his father and grandfather. He would say that he and his dad would fish while his grandfather would bail water out of the boat with one hand and shoot snakes and alligators with the other. He and his sons have countless treasured memories fishing together in his two-man bass boat. The last few years, he enjoyed sending pictures of his latest catch to his sons and gloating in his retirement. He and Suzanne loved spending time at the beach, frequenting Port Aransas in south Texas. He always said that he would love to retire to the beach. He loved buying shrimp straight off the back of the shrimping boats in the morning and then frying them for dinner that evening. After they became empty nesters, they bought a Honda Goldwing trike and became quite involved with their local “gang” going to frequent meetings and get togethers as well as travelling all over the United States. Jim and Suzanne were both very much loved by and active with their friend group from church. They were known to carouse at many a local restaurant on Friday nights each week with their church friends. He will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved him. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Elizabeth, and his sister, Pam. He leaves cherished memories with his wife of 48 blessed years, Suzanne; son, Paul, his wife, Natalie, their children, Avery, Dane, Campbell, and Brylee; son, Ross, his wife, Jessica, and their children Hadley, Beau, and Rory Kate; as well as countless friends, other family members and loved ones.

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Sandra Keneda

Oct 23, 1947 - Feb 20, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be 10:00 AM, Monday, February 26, 2024 at Southern Hills United Methodist Church. Please check back for the obituary.

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Gayla Yvonne Seaney

May 01, 1963 - Jan 30, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

"Gayla Yvonne Seaney, 60, of Wynnewood, Oklahoma was born on May 1st, 1963 to J.E. Sweetin and Helen (Adkins) Byrd in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She went to be with the Lord on January 30th, 2024 at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma surrounded by her loving family. Gayla grew up in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, where she attended and graduated from Wynnewood Public Schools. Gayla was the assistant manager at Family Dollar in Wynnewood, where she was known for being a dependable and hard-working employee who took the time to speak to and welcome every child who walked through the doors. Gayla had a tender and loving heart, especially when it came to her children. She was a devoted mother who made each child feel special, loved, and cared for. Gayla put the needs of her children, grandchildren, and family before her own needs, often going without so that those she loved were cared for. Her positivity, kindness, and ability to listen left her children knowing that they had the best mom in the world. She was the greatest woman they have ever known and they will miss her tremendously every day. She loved to spend time outdoors with her grandchildren, whom she cherished more than anything in this world. She could often be found playing horseshoes, collecting rocks, or gardening with them. Gayla will be remembered for her quick wit, wonderful personality, and kindness to others. She accepted each person for who they were and saw the best in everyone and every situation. She made everyone feel loved and cared for. Cherishing her memory are her children, Thomas Joe (TJ) Lewis, Dakota Appleton and Steven Lewis; grandchildren, Chance, Chase, Chandler, Madison, and Carly; brothers, Farron Sweetin, Terry (Deanna) Sweetin, Joshua Sweetin; sisters, Jolynn (Marcus) Mikeska, Sherry (Danny) Powell, Tina (Paul Bailey) Filkins and Stacy Sweetin. She was preceded in death by her parents; J.E. Sweetin, Helen Byrd; step-father, Junior Byrd; brother, Robin Sweetin and sisters, LaQuita Sweetin and Cindy Sweetin. A celebration of Gayla’s life will be held on February 22nd at 2:00 pm at the DeArman Funeral Home Chapel in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Don\u0027t cry because it\u0027s over. Smile because it happened."

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Frank Ireland Moore II, Ph.D.

Oct 21, 1938 - Feb 15, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Frank Ireland Moore II, Ph.D., passed away surrounded by the love of family on Thursday, February 15, 2024. In his 85 years, Dr. Moore transformed the lives of hundreds of people through his teaching, leadership, counsel, listening, and love.Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1938 to Hazel Robinson and Voris Moore, Frank’s family was in the publishing business. His grandfather, Frank I. Moore I, was the President of the United Publishing Company, which issued the leading agricultural bulletin in the area. Following his parents’ divorce, Frank, age 7, and his mother moved to a wheat farm owned by his stepfather, Gordon Ahsmuhs, in Helena, Oklahoma. Life on the farm suited young Frank. He actively participated in the care and feeding of the livestock and learned to drive a tractor at an early age. After Gordon’s passing, Frank continued to manage the farm, which stayed in the family until 2010. After graduating from Helena High School in 1956, Frank attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry in 1960, and a Masters’ of Science Degree in psychology in 1962. His earliest career work was as a clinical psychologist at the Payne County Guidance Center, and a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Lawton. He developed an interest in functional job analysis early in his career as he re-engineered jobs so they could be performed by workers with different physical or mental abilities. At OSU, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, as well as the Oklahoma Young Democratic Club, where he was awarded the honor of Outstanding Local President in 1961. Frank began studying for his doctoral degree in psychology at OSU, but later transferred to the University of Oklahoma. He was selected to be a Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Fred R. Harris, 1965 to 1966. While in Washington DC, Frank’s background in vocational rehabilitation caught the attention of Massachusetts Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Senator Kennedy invited Frank to join him in drafting legislation to expand employment opportunities for developmentally-disabled Americans. When Senator Kennedy declared his candidacy for President of the United States, he asked Frank to lead his campaign in Oklahoma. Robert F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination in June 1968 ended this opportunity, but not Frank’s lifelong commitment to public service and expanding opportunities for marginalized communities.Frank completed his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma, in June 1968. He began a decades-long career as an assistant professor of family health and population dynamics at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where he lectured and supervised graduate students on topics that included organizational development, health manpower planning, and community participation. He directed the Tulane Center for Health Manpower Research at Tulane’s Health Services Research Institute, and he was named the Acting Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health, serving until 1977.Dr. Moore joined the faculty at the University of Texas School of Public Health as Associate Dean for Administration in 1977. There he founded the Center for Health Manpower Policy Studies. Dr. Moore’s research took him across the state, including South Texas, where he worked to improve the public health workforce, and increase access to preventive and primary care services, especially for underserved populations. In 1989, Dr. Moore moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he continued his public health leadership at the San Antonio campus of the UT School of Public Health. There he served as the regional dean. In 2001, he was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. Also, that year, the World Bank engaged Dr. Moore on a team developing loan programs in the People’s Republic of China, with the goal of redesigning medical education for primary care providers in six rural provinces. Later, Dr. Moore worked with consultants funded by the World Health Organization to conduct research and health system redesign in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colombia. Multiculturalism was one of Dr. Moore’s highest values. He was a global citizen: sponsoring international students, collaborating with in-country colleagues, and creating and nurturing diverse and inclusive communities everywhere he traveled. During his 43-year career, Dr. Moore also was devoted to the advancement of public health education in this country. For many years he served on the Board of Counselors for the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) including serving as its President. Dr. Moore retired in 2011, and moved to Windsor, California, closer to family and friends. In 2020, he returned to his beloved Oklahoma, spending the last few years with a Pistol Pete lawn ornament proudly displayed on the front yard. There he enjoyed watching football games, playing chess, and entertaining family and friends old and new, younger and older, sharing his adventures of a life well-lived. Above all else, Frank Moore was a gifted educator. He will be remembered for his gift of first listening to understand a student’s interests, abilities, and developmental stage, and then generously connecting them to information, resources, and opportunities that would advance their learning journey. Surviving him is his wife Jean Setzer, as well as his son Jon Moore, daughter Melanie Moore, daughter-in-law Robin Moore, cousin Ron Ahsmuhs and his wife, Nancy; plus five grandchildren - Marlena, Gordon and his wife, Alexis, Caitlyn, Eva, Theresa; and five great-grandchildren - Kollin, Layla, Grayson, Tristan, and Max. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melinda Moore.The family extends our deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff on the 8th Floor of the OU Medical Center Hospital who cared for Dr. Moore in his last days. A Celebration of Life is planned for later in the Spring.

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Kian Mikel Garcia

Died : Feb 19, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Kian Mikel Garcia, 19 of Vernon, Texas passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 10:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Kian Mikel Garcia, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Maxie J.R. McKee

Apr 10, 1931 - Feb 17, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Maxie J.R. McKee, 92, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2024, at his home at Sommerset Neighborhood. Max was born on April 10, 1931, in Macomb, Oklahoma, to Edgar E. and G. Mae McKee. Max served 5 years (1948-1953) in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer, stationed in Berlin, Germany and South Korea. He has resided in Oklahoma City, OK since 1953. He retired as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service and worked as a paint contractor for 50 years. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Church of God and the Full Gospel Fellowship of Church’s and Ministers International. He was active in ministry at the V.A. hospital in Oklahoma City, OK for 15 years and associated with Global Missions for many years. Some of Max’s fondest memories were growing up as a child with his sister and four brothers working, playing, hunting, riding horses, and swimming and fishing at Little River. The McKee legacy has a storied history and has always been anchored by love. Max loved his family and relatives very much, exceeded only by his passion for spreading the Gospel and overwhelming love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is survived by his daughter, Carol McFarland, and spouse, John; son, Steve McKee, and spouse, Toni; daughter, Tammy Brown, and spouse, Jerry; step-son, Chuck Jones, and spouse, Candy; step-son, Jack Jones; step-daughter, Terrie Tuckey; 10 grandchildren (and spouses); 12 great-grandchildren (and spouses); brother Edgar (Dutch) McKee, and spouse, Martha; and loving sister , Pat Kunard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia McKee, and brothers Glen, Swive, and Ben McKee. Max’s life will be celebrated by funeral services at 1:00p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Living Love Christian Center in Shawnee, OK. Viewing will be on Thursday, February 24, 2024 from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home. Interment will follow services at Mars Hill Cemetery in Macomb, OK, under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

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Donald Michael Allison

Apr 05, 1942 - Feb 20, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Donald Michael “Mike” Allison of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 81. Mike was born in Oklahoma City on April 5, 1942, to Ernie Lee Allison and Dorothy LaRue “Honey” (Jenkins) Allison, both of whom have preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his baby brother, Jimmy Allison. Mike was a faithful member of Southgate Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma. His memory will be forever cherished by his wife of 61 years, Bonnie; sons Russell Allison and wife Robbie, and Ronnie Allison and wife Michele; his grandchildren, Robert Allison and wife Michelle, Kyle Allison and wife Amanda, Reese Allison, Halley Glowka, and Cara Glowka; great-grandchildren Austin Flanagan, Claire Allison, and Madelyn Allison; sister, Janet Nobles and husband Steve; niece Angel Yunker, nephew Scott Nobles, and many other loving family and friends. For 42 years, Mike owned and operated his own small business, Allison’s Transmission Service. He enjoyed spending his free time exploring hobbies like power lifting, cycling and running. Specializing in ultra distance running, Mike was a five-time Ironman Triathlete, something he trained hard for and enjoyed. He also enjoyed bicycle road racing and had 18 successful years as a dirt track race car driver throughout the South. Mike lived his life well and he will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm at the John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel in Moore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Funeral services begin at 10:00am Friday, February 23, 2024, at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. To to the family or in memory of Donald "Mike" Allison, please

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Rodney Kent Heckart

Apr 03, 1950 - Feb 18, 2024

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Oklahoma City, OK

Rodney Kent Heckart, 73, of Oklahoma City passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Rod was born in Beaver, Oklahoma on 4/3/1950 to Keith and Winifred Heckart. He married ReDawna Mitchell on 6/2/1984. The two made their home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Rod graduated from Forgan High School in 1968 and then attended both Northwestern and Panhandle State University. He served his country in the US Army during the Viet Nam War as a Medic. He earned both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart among others. He returned home having made lifelong friends and continued to be a proud veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Heckart and his mother, Winifred Heckart. He is survived by his wife, ReDawna Heckart, his three children, Alicia Barton and husband, James of Mustang, OK, Ryan Heckart and wife, Karmyn of Woodward, OK, Brendan Heckart and wife, Michelle of Yukon, OK. He has ten grandchildren; Brianna Dull and husband Winston, Trinity Heckart, Peyton Heckart, Emma Heckart, Grant Heckart, Dawson Heckart, Kaelyn Heckart, Jackson Heckart, James Heckart, and Elliott Heckart. He was also blessed with three great grandchildren: Emmerson, Leighton, and Samuel. Rod is also survived by his brother, Terry Heckart and wife, Donna, and his sister Sharyn Hester and husband, Roger. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home and Cemetery on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 10:00am. Grave side services to follow. 500 SW 104th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73139.

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