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Donald Floyd Layne of Yukon passed from this life on March 3, 2014.
He was born Sept. 12, 1945 in Gorman, Texas. Donald married the love of his life, Sharon Brown, on July 26, 1968 in Fresno, Calif. After attending Texas Bible College, he became an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal church International, pastoring churches in Texas and Oklahoma. Donald was an avid fan of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys, gospel music, old time radio and westerns.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Dorothy Layne; brothers Garvin “Scoper” Dean and Rev. Murray Layne; nephew and best friend Rev. Keith Layne; and sister-in-law Lila Pound Layne.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sharon Layne of Yukon; children LaVonda Snelling and husband Glenn of El Reno; Daryle Layne of Yukon and Sharla Layne of Mustang; and only grandchild, Michael Reynolds of Mustang, as well as several nieces.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at Life Tabernacle, 601 E. state Highway 152 in Mustang.
Donald Leroy Segler was born March 18, 1935 in Duncan, Okla. to Granville Matthew and Nettie Mae (Pinson) Segler. He passed away March 2, 2014 in Mustang, Oklahoma.
When he was one year old the family moved to Oklahoma City. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1953 and attended Oklahoma City University. He was passionate about his country and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 22, 1956, he married the love of his life, Carole Ruth Becker. In 1966, he joined Chisholm Heights Baptist Church by letter. Don worked for 33 years as a civilian employee at Tinker Air Force Base. In 1988, he retired as computer operations supervisor.
In 2013, Don humbly received his 50-year service pin at the Masonic Lodge in Mustang. He was active in his lodge, having quickly received his 32nd degree and loved his lodge brothers. Don also joined and participated in the Shriners. Among other things, he was intrigued with games and puzzles of all kinds. Don routinely completed the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. On special occasions, there would be a jigsaw puzzle spread out on a folding table where the family could sit around and enjoy company and conversation. Sometimes you had to look in his pocket for the last piece. Don was a man of few words with a quick wit, he loved to tease. He and Carole were fortunate enough to travel domestically and to many foreign countries. Among other places, they went to the Baltic, England, New Zealand, Canada and Panama. Don was, to say the least, outspoken about politics. Although strong in mind, Don died March 2 after a valiant and poignant struggle with health issues.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Nettie Mae Segler; son, Gary Mark Segler; and a sister, Christa Mae Vaughan.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole Ruth Segler; children, Linda Gayle (Mike) Herron and Mike (Sherri) Segler; brother, Troy (Billie) Segler; sister, Carolyn (Jim) Bruza; brother-in-law, Jerry (Christa) Vaughan; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang. Interment will follow at Mustang Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com.
Funeral services for Jesse Don Gorbet will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Jenks Simmons Field House with Pastor Jason Smith of Westgate Christian Assembly in Yukon officiating. Burial will be in the El Reno Cemetery under direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.
Jesse died March 2, 2014, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 12, 1997, in Oklahoma City. Jesse lived all of his life in El Reno and was a member of Westgate Christian Assembly in Yukon. He was a sophomore at El Reno High School where he was a member of the wrestling and football teams and participated in FFA and 4-H. He was an avid 4-wheeler, enjoyed shooting, music, going to the river, weightlifting, and was a health and fitness enthusiast. Jesse also enjoyed watching his dad race cars and was a member of his pit crew. Jesse worked at the El Reno Tribune and Cutting Edge Signs.
Jesse is survived by his parents, Travis Gorbet of El Reno and Denise Gorbet and Chris Bromlow of El Reno; brothers, Ryan Gorbet of Mustang and Austin Gorbet of El Reno; grandparents, Jim and Pam Roberts of Yukon,
Sean and Donna Dyer of El Reno and Larry and JaVonna Gorbet of Moore; great-grandparents, Ruth Reusser, Derald Miller and Pat Dyer, all of El Reno; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Jesse Gorbet Memorial Fund, c/o Rock Island Credit Union, 320 S. Rock Island, El Reno, Okla. 73036.
Linda Elaine Anderson-Burnett passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Disease.
Linda was born April 12, 1947 to Lee Anderson and Helen Anderson. Linda was a very sweet and loving wife, mom, grandma, daughter and sister. She leaves behind many good memories, friends and loved ones.
She is survived by her husband Ron Burnett; daughters, Rhonda Magruder and Lora Sides; four grandchildren, Pierce, Alina, Elara and Dresden; her mother, Helen Anderson; her sisters, Lillian and Bonnie; and her brother, Jim.
A private family service was held at the graveside.
Chad Charles Daniel Young, 35 years young, suddenly passed early Sunday morning, Feb. 23, in Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Chad came into this world in Norman on May 6, 1978 to the loving arms of his parents, Ray Young and Karen (Reynolds) Young. Growing up in the Yukon/Mustang Area, Chad quickly became known for his outgoing personality, giving heart, and strong family devotion.
Chad had a long list of hobbies, from a young age Chad had a passion for riding and racing motocross, in his early years with his Granddad (Charles Reynolds) to the time he became a father himself and rode with his two kids. Chad also loved spending time on the lake wakeboarding, striper fishing, snow skiing, cooking for his family and friends and always wanted to make sure he was a part of anything his kids wanted to experience.
Chad is survived by his devoted wife and friend, Beth (Sanders) Young; one daughter, Payton Paige Christine Young, age 9 of Noble, Okla.; and one son, Zane Charles Young, age 6 of Mustang; as well as his mother, Karen Young of Yukon; father, Ray Young and wife Ronda of Yukon; and one brother, Ryan Young of Dallas. Chad is also survived by one step-sister, six nieces and four nephews.
Services to celebrate Chad’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at The Bridge Church in Mustang. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at Morgan Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark., under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online Condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.
Robert “Bob” V. Dundas, age 75, died Thursday, Feb, 20, 2014 after an extended illness.
He was born June 17, 1938 in Enid, Okla. to Basil R. and Martha C. (Moore) Dundas. He was a graduate of Enid High School and attended Rose State College, as well as the University of Oklahoma. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked in television news for over 23 years in the Oklahoma City, Wichita and Great Bend, Kan. markets. He also worked 14 years for Southwest Airlines and recently worked for Diffee Motor Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Yukon.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Basil, Charles and John; three sisters, Grace, Ellen and Katherine; and two grandsons.
Survivors include his wife Margaret (Wagner) of the home; three sons, David Stout of El Reno, Aaron Stout and wife Brenda of Oklahoma City and Sean Dundas; two daughters, Tonya Fowler and husband Myke of Yukon and Saudia Ellis and husband Robert of Ft. Worth, Texas. Also by 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.
Gercina “Jessey” Alves Alexandre, age 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 after a short illness.
She was born March 15, 1933 in Maceio, Brazil. She grew up in Brazil and came to the United States in the early 1950s, settling in Redwood City, Calif., where she worked many years for Stanford Hospital. Jessey and Joe moved to Mustang in 2005 and were members of Lakehoma Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several other relatives in Brazil.
Survivors include her husband Jose (Joe) of the home in Mustang; one daughter, Josie Koonce and husband Kyle of Mustang; and two grandchildren, Hunter and Deaken.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Lakehoma Church of Christ with interment following in Mustang Cemetery. Arrangements are by McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.
Stephanie Denae McDaniel, age 39, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 after a short illness.
She was born Oct. 31, 1974 in Oklahoma City to Frederick and Kathryn (Folmer) McDaniel. She grew up in Oklahoma City and was a graduate of Grant High School. Stephanie has lived in Mustang since 2010 and was a Baptist. She was the owner of Red Sky Cleaning Services.
She was preceded in death by her father and one daughter, Sedaeha Denae.
Survivors include three sons, Matthew McDaniel of Yukon; Seth McDaniel of Mustang; and Austin Loomis of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Kaedyn McDaniel of Mustang; and her mother, Kathryn Wilkerson of Lewisville, Texas. Also by one granddaughter, Hazel Ann McDaniel; two brothers, Randy McDaniel of Oklahoma City and Zack Wilkerson of Lewisville, Texas; one half-sister, Rachel Felber and husband Wes of Waukomis, Okla.; and lots of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.
Marjorie May Root, 78, was born July 16, 1935 in St. Louis, Mo. to Oscar Gerald and Florence Elizabeth (Andrews) Kinkead. She passed away Feb. 16, 2014 in Oklahoma City.
On Jan. 14, 1956, Marjorie married William Raymond Root. They lived in the Mustang/Yukon area since the 1950s. Marjorie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Yukon where she helped with the youth group. She loved gardening, flowers and was an avid sports fan.
Marjorie is survived by her sons, Brian Root and Billy Root of Yukon; brother, Alan Kinkeade and wife Janet of O’Fallon, Mo.; son-in-law, Richard Scammahorn of Yukon; daughter-in-law, Carla Root of Arcadia; grandchildren, Cory Scammahorn and wife Chrissy of Yukon, Ashley Roberts of Yukon, Jessica Root of Stillwater and Dakota Frerrie of Marlow; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Trever and Leah Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Billy” Raymond Root; son, Mark Root; and daughters, Renee and Deborah.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at the First United Methodist Church of Yukon. Interment will follow at Mustang Cemetery.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon.
Irene M. (Elder) Becker age 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
She was born December 6, 1926 in Salina, Kan. to Henry and Martha (Benny) Elder. Irene graduated high school from Salina, attended beauty school and received a business degree from Brown Mackey Business School. She worked in the Salina High School cafeteria to allow her summers off with her children and later used her business degree keeping books for First National Bank in Oklahoma City and J.C. Penney. She loved to fish, travel and cook and was best known for her “famous” German chocolate cake. People often commented on her quirky sense of humor, for having the sweetest smile and, “Oh, Boy!” and “Oh, Really!” were some of her favorite sayings. Irene was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis LeRoy DeWitt (1959); husband, Wesley Becker (2008); her parents; sister, Julia; brother, Harry; and step-son, Randyl Becker.
Irene is survived by her children, Vicki Morgan and husband David; Dennis DeWitt and wife Cindy; and Sheryl Mugg. Also by step-daughters, DeAnn Mills and husband Bill; Sharon Weese; Janet Machin and husband Gerald; and Cathy Stiebens; brothers, Bob Elder and wife Wilma; Richard Elder and wife Pauline; sister, Martha Arbuckle and husband Ralph; six grandchildren, 22 step-grandchildren and many precious great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Chapel at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina, Kan. with interment to follow.