Obituaries for January 24, 2008

Robert Dewey Keen

Funeral services for Robert Dewey Keen, 79, were held Friday at Grace Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City with burial in Chapel Hill Memory Gardens. Services were under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mr. Keen died Jan. 15 at his home in Mustang. He was born May 29, 1928, in Carter. He spent a short time in the Carter/Retrop area before moving with his family to Oklahoma City in 1936.

Mr. Keen served as a Merchant Marine and was a longtime member of Grace Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City. He worked 17 years at Wilson Foods before going into land development and home building.

He is survived by wife, Irene of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Barcum of Oklahoma City; sons, Ronald of Fort Worth, Texas, Jimmy of Ardmore, Terry of Yukon and Robert Dewey Jr. of West Monroe, La.; a sister, Beatrice Jenkins of Monroe, Texas; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jeanetta Sparks

Funeral services for Jeanetta Frances Sparks, 90, of Mustang, were held Friday in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mrs. Sparks died Jan. 15 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 9, 1917, in Indianapolis, Ind. She grew up and attended school in Indianapolis.

She retired from Indiana Bell Telephone Company, where she worked as a telephone operator and later in management. During World War II, she worked as an operator for Indiana Bell Telephone Company at Camp Atterbury Military Base, located near Columbus, Ind. She lived in Germany for some time before relocating to Indianapolis and moved to Mustang in 1996.

She is survived by a stepson, George Sparks of Tecumseh; sisters, Betty Wilkerson and Jacqueline Newby, and a brother, Kenneth Reed; son-in-law, Albert Johnson; and two grandchildren.

Jeffrey Freeman

Funeral services for Jeffrey Lynn Freeman, 48, were held Saturday at the People’s Funeral Chapel in Lone Wolf with Rev. Jim Hilton officiating. Burial was in the Hobart Rose Cemetery under direction of People’s Co-operative Funeral Home.

Mr. Freeman died Jan. 15 at his home in Yukon. He was born Nov. 6, 1959, in Hobart. He grew up in Oklahoma City and attended school in Oklahoma City and Mustang, graduating from Mustang High School in 1978. He worked as an electrician for many years and also helped his family on the wheat farm. He was a factory stock car racer at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and was named three-time state champion. He was a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church of Mustang.

Survivors include his parents, Jack and Dolores Freeman of Mustang; daughters, Krystal and Kayla, both of Yukon, Karley of Purvis, Miss., and Chandra of Harrah; and a sister, Laura Seabourn of Mustang.


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