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Megan Lynn Delk

Megan Delk

Maegan Lynn Delk blessed the world with her presence on April 13, 1999, at 4:55 p.m. From birth she showered her family, her friends and the world with her beauty and laughter. Maegan loved with a love that was more than love. She had a kind heart and the voice of an angel. The world is a much sadder place without Maegan in it.

Maegan left this world in the arms of angels on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents, Helene and Blaine Condreay of Mustang and Steven Delk of Yukon; her beloved big brother, Colten Delk; her Nana, Beatrice Hackett of Midwest City; her grandparents, Jimmie and Lois Delk of Jamestown, Tenn., Patsy and Larry Eades of Mena, Ark., and Phil and Trudy Condreay of Seiling; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her PawPaw, Bill H. Hackett, and aunt, Robin Lynn Hackett.

Though we all feel her loss greatly, we are so thankful to have had 15 wonderfully beautiful years with our Baby Girl. Our love follows her on her journey HOME, and she will forever be in our hearts. Maegan was our rose in a field of dandelions.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Mustang.

Contributions in memory of Maegan may be made at Cornerstone Bank, Account No. 6007448. Make checks payable to Blaine or Helene Condreay.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Rev. John G. Hall

Hall, Rev. John G

Rev. John G. Hall, age 97, longtime Assembly of God pastor and prophecy teacher, passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on Sunday August 10, 2014 from his home in Newcastle, OK. He was born August 21, 1916 in St. Paul, VA to Jim and Elizabeth (Robinett) Hall.  He grew up and attended school in St. Paul and was a graduate of Zion Bible Institute, Zion, Illinois.  The Halls spent most of their adult life in ministry to the Lord, serving churches in Virginia, North Dakota, New York, Illinois and Canada.    Rev. Hall worked many years as instructor for the Thomas Staley Foundation at different Bible Colleges throughout the United States, England, Canada and South Korea. The last 50 years of his ministry was spent on the evangelistic field teaching prophecy. He was the author of four books on prophecy and was known worldwide for his famous “Chart of Bible Prophecy”. Brother and Sister Hall moved to Newcastle in 1980.  He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and sisters and one son Bobby.  Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Louise of the home, one daughter Donna Brownell and husband Floyd of Newcastle and one granddaughter Candace Brownell of Dallas, Texas.  Visitation will be 1-8pm on Wednesday, with family greeting friends from 5-8pm.  Services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at The Bridge Assembly of God, Mustang, OK with interment following at Heritage Burial Park in Oklahoma City under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang, Oklahoma.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com

Kenneth Wayne Jackson

Kenneth Wayne Jackson, 83, of Yukon, passed away Aug. 8 at his home. Mr. Jackson was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Seminole to Lattie and Mary (Davidson) Jackson. He had been living in Yukon since 1973, moving from Yale. He served in the U.S. Army while serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, American Legion Post 34 in El Reno, worked for Mustang schools in the maintenance department and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Jim and Pearl Davidson; brothers, Jerry and Floyd Jackson; and son-in-law, Kenneth Shelton.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline of the home; son, Derreck and wife, Jennifer of Yukon; daughter, Kennita Shelton of Yukon; brother, Jim Jackson and wife, Cherry of Broken Arrow; sisters, Marilyn Wright of Cushing and Virginia Mauser and husband, Kenneth of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren, Ashley Jackson, Dawson Jackson, Carissa Shelton and husband, Bobby, and Brandon Shelton; great-grandchildren, Payton Shelton and Cort Shelton. Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 13 in the chapel of Smith and Turner Mortuary, with burial following in the Yukon Cemetery.

Wesley Dale Matney

Wesley Dale Matney, age 66, died Sunday Aug. 10, at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born March 2, 1948 in Parsons, KS to Jake and Sarah (Bishop) Matney. Wes was drafted in to the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War, earning 2 Bronze Star Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Gallantry Cross. He and his wife Shirley (Moore) moved to the Mustang area in 1976, he served as a volunteer fireman with Mustang and was a diesel mechanic by trade. But the true passion of Wes’ was that for his wife and taking his boys out fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Ronald and Carl. Wes is survived by his wife Shirley, sons; Darrin of Mustang and Kenneth and wife Susanna of Yukon, five grandchildren; Karissa, Jacob, Amanda, Braiden, David and great-grandchild Jordynn. Also by brother Don and sister Sharon Strong. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at McNeil’s Funeral Service with interment to follow at the Mustang Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com

Olga Vesta (Sooter) Button

Olga Vesta (Sooter) Button, age 93, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Vista, Calif. with her family by her side.

Olga Vesta (Sooter) Button

She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Weatherford, Texas, to John Franklin Sooter and Hattie Blanche (Tussing) Sooter (Creekmore). Olga grew up in the Choctaw/Harrah/Oklahoma City area. She married Charles Button, and they moved to Mustang in the 1960s. She worked for Western Electric. Olga had a passion for writing and published three novels, plus her own autobiography.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two sons, Paul and David Burkhalter; a granddaughter, April; two brothers, Rudy and Earl Sooter; and five sisters, Evelyn Morrow, Lavern Wyatt, Lula Burke, Bessie Brewer and Lonita Sooter.

Olga is survived by her son, Charles and wife Jeannie; two grandsons, Shelby and Jeffrey Button; two granddaughters, Helen Fernandez and Laura Nixon; and a sister, Ola Breeding.

Services will held be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Howard Everett Jensen

Howard Everett Jensen, born Sept. 20, 1925, died July 31 in Yukon, after a long battle with dementia. He was 88 years old.

Howard Everett Jensen

Howard was a California native, who spent much of his life in Ventura County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving his country during World War II. He spent the last 21 years of his life living in Oklahoma with his wife of 53 years, Norma.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Jensen.

He is survived by his wife, Norma; his three sons, Larry Prebble of Oxnard, Calif., Ron Prebble of Mustang and Ken Prebble of Yukon; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

A private military funeral is planned at a later date in Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Howard’s name to the Veterans Administration.

 

Ronnie Leo Williams

Ronnie Leo Williams, age 72, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after an extended illness.

Ronnie Leo Williams

He was born Sept. 3, 1941, in Comanche, Okla., to Woodrow and Geneva (Petty) Williams. He grew up in Comanche and was a 1959 graduate of Comanche High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended SWOSU, Cameron State College and Central State College after high school. Ronnie worked several years for Humpty Dumpty Foods, before starting his career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1973. He was a letter carrier for over 25 years, before retiring in the late 1990s. He was a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Roy Biffle; five stepbrothers, Roy, Robert, Lee, Jerry and Charlie; and one stepsister, Dovie.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patsy (Pat) of the home; two daughters, Lorrie Williams of Oklahoma City and Kerri Cole and husband Keith of Mustang. Also by three grandchildren, Ashlea, Kirk and Brady; one sister, Shirley Bush and husband Jerry of Claremore; and by one stepbrother, Price Biffle of Fort Worth.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, either the Building Fund or Youth Ministries.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang. Interment will be in Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

 

Michael Scott Sanders

Michael Scott Sanders, age 48, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Mike grew up in Moore, Okla., the son of Don and Sue Sanders.  He graduated from Moore Christian Academy and attended OCCC for a time.  Mike married Brenda Wright on March 15, 2001 in Mustang.  Mike worked at Tinker Air Force Base as landscaper/carpenter for 18 years.  He attended Clear Springs Free Will Baptist Church.  He enjoyed making others happy, undertaking special projects and generally just family time.  Mike’s pride and joy were his wife and girls.

Mike is survived by his wife, Brenda of the home; two daughters, Brooklynn Nicole and Savanna Marie of University of Oklahoma; mother, Anita Sue Sanders; a brother, Gregory Dean and wife Kristi; a sister, Donna Sue and husband Tony Wildman; and several nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Don; grandparents, Bill and Edith Harkins, Earl and Elsie Sanders; and one niece, Morgan Wildman.

Graveside services will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle on Thursday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. McNeil’s Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

 

Paula LaKay (Apple) Gilpen

Paula LaKay (Apple) Gilpen, age 67, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home in Oklahoma City.

Paula LaKay (Apple) Gilpen

Paula was born April 14, 1947, in McKinney, Texas, to Clifford and Mabel Irene (Isaacs) Apple. Paula grew up in Frederick, Okla., married Walt “Tom” Gilpen in 1964 and settled in the Mustang/Oklahoma City area in 1968. She was a teacher at the Mustang United Methodist Preschool for many years, as well as a Cub Scout leader and a vacation Bible school and Awana’s teacher at her home church, First Baptist of Mustang. Paula was very involved with her boys’ and grandchildren’s activities, as well as spending time with a special group of ladies. Her time was spent with her grandchildren, doing crafts, and scrapbooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Paula is survived by her husband, Tom, of 49 years and 11 months; two boys, Tommy and wife, Misty of Tuttle and Bruce of Oklahoma City; also by grandchildren, Rebekah Thomas, Bailey Gilpen and Christopher Thomas; and one brother, Jerry Apple and wife, Sandra.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at First Baptist Church of Mustang, with interment to follow in Mustang Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Douglas John Burkert

Douglas John Burkert, Sr. was born Oct. 3, 1932 to Lebo and Annette Burkert in Clinton, Iowa.

Douglas John Burkert, Sr.

Doug was raised in Rock Island, Ill. He was the youngest of five children: William (deceased), Betty Jane Mankoski (deceased), Rosemary Johnson, Moline Ill.; and Norma Jean Pierson, Pueblo, Colo. He was a graduate of Rock Island High School and Black Hawk College.

He married Ruth Wisdom from Geneseo, Ill. on June 5, 1955. They were married 59 years. They have two children, Douglas Burkert, Jr., wife Mary and three daughters – Lauren, Elyse and Brianne, all living  in Richardson, Texas; and daughter, Nancy Rateliff, husband Jeff and their children, Jacob and daughter Jamie, living in Mustang.

Douglas and his wife Ruth were small business owners, running Annette’s Interiors until 1978, when he closed the business and went to work for John Deere, retiring in 1987. To keep busy, he worked for Project Now Community Action Weatherization Program through 1993, then Rock Island Public schools a short time before retiring and moving to Oklahoma to be closer to his kids and grandkids.

Doug loved bowling, golfing, fishing and watching his grandchildren compete in various sports. He attended Mustang United Methodist Church. He also loved traveling, particularly to family reunions.

A memorial service is planned for Thursday, July 24, at Mustang United Methodist Church, at 3 p.m., with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made to Mustang United Methodist Church, in care of Skyline Ministries, or United Methodist Women, for their care and support of other families in their time of need.