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David R Barnes
David R Barnes
Class of 1977
Passed Oct 10, 2014
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 3:25 pm
David Randal Barnes, 55, met his Lord and Savior on October 9, 2014. He was born March 13, 1959 in Altus, Okla., to Shelby and Jean Barnes.
David was an exceptional father, husband, son, brother, uncle, teacher and friend. He loved American history, eating out, telling jokes, spending time with family, teaching and crossword puzzles.
David is survived by his wife and son, Lynda and Drew; parents, Shelby and Jean; brother, Danny and his wife Garva; sister, Shelley; father-in-law and mother-in-law Bob and Kathy Precure; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dan and Marie Waters, Cindy and Steven Swann, Rob and Angie Precure, Rick and Claudia Precure, and Shannan and Amy Stewart. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews: Shawn, Ryan, Patrick, Nathan, Kyle, Kari, Jaymichael, Taylor, Bri, Shelby, Sara, Susan, Becca, Lizzie, Annie, Katy, Molly, Emily, Paige, Cole, Kaitlyn, Jimmy, Ethan, Evan, and Erin; as well as a host of friends who will miss him dearly.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents and brothers, Rick and Steve.
When David was 3 years old, the family moved from Hollis, Okla., to Oklahoma City. The family then moved to Deer Creek area when David was in the 4th grade. He lived the remainder of his life in the Deer Creek area. David graduated from Deer Creek High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from Central State University (now UCO) and his law degree from Oklahoma City University. He practiced law as a sole practitioner for 15 years. In 2008, David followed God’s calling and became a 7th grade social studies teacher. He taught 5 1/2 years at Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School until he was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2014. There are no words to describe how much he enjoyed teaching and challenging his students to work hard. David often said he couldn’t believe he was paid to do something he enjoyed so much. Although he loved teaching, his love of family was incomparable. He was the entertainment and light of all family gatherings and he will be greatly missed.
A come-and-go visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Sunday, October 12, at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond. A service celebrating his life will be 3 p.m. Monday, October 13, at United Methodist Church of the Servant, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City.
James (jimmy) Sterlng Turner Iii
James (Jimmy) Sterlng Turner III
Class of 1981
Passed Jul 05, 2011
Jimmy died in early July, 2011.
Jeanette Elaine Fisher Rodman
Jeanette Elaine Fisher Rodman
Class of 1973
Passed Dec 22, 2009
Memorial services for Jeanette Elaine Fisher-Rodman were held Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at Iron Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Dibble. Jeanette fought and won many battles with Cancer, beginning at the age of 42 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, years later, bone and liver, and then brain cancer.....she fought and won those battles, then the cancer returned to her brain in 2009. She did her best, and the Good Lord called her home on Monday, Dec. 22nd. She is survived by her daughter, Adena Marie and Brett Brooks, and two grandchildren Jacie and Jordie, Kristi, Lorie and Shannon, her stepdaughters, Morgan, Jacob and Ayden and Robert , her step grandchildren. Also her sisters, Donna Kay and Lorretta Ann, her brothers, Jimmie Dean and Hal.
Linda L. Carver Sanders
Linda L. Carver Sanders
Class of 1978
Passed Mar 28, 2016
Linda Leigh Sanders blessed this world when she was born on October 15th, 1960 in Albuquerque, NM. She married her high school sweetheart, Terry, on March 22nd 1980. She gave birth to their son, Grant on April 15th, 1984. Linda was an accomplished nurse and had a profound love of horses, in particular, showing Morgan horses. She loved her cabin in the mountains of Chama, it was and always will be her special place. She was an incredible, selfless, wife, mother, nana, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She held many titles for different people and she was and always will be greatly admired and loved. Linda left this world to be with God on the night of March 28th. She is survived by her husband Terry, son Grant and wife Rachel, grandson Jameson, mother Jeanene, sister Julie (Ed), brother Mike (Diane), and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded by her father, James, who we know she is so happy to see again. We will have heavy hearts for now and greatly miss her, but Linda would want us all to remember we will see her again and she will be watching over us until that time. Try to smile, she loves to see us all smile. The celebration of life for Linda will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, April 2nd 2016 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. "If you wish to send flowers please send to St. Luke's United Methodist Church at 222 NW 15th Oklahoma City, OK. If you wish to make a donation, Linda would like those sent to the Arthritis National Research Foundation or Coffee Creek Riding Center."
Lucy Marcella Mccollom
Lucy Marcella McCollom
Class of 2013
Passed Apr 21, 2019
On a beautiful Easter Sunday, April 21st of 2019, one of God's brightest lights left this earth to shine on in Heaven. Lucy Marcella was born July 24th, 1995 in Fairfield, California, to Vance and Susie McCollom, and became Alyssa's little sister. Her name had been thought of carefully before her birth; Lucy Marcella means "shining warrior". She was unique from the beginning; fiercely independent, loving, and determined. She was homeschooled for many years, and graduated from Deer Creek High School in 2013. Lucy never knew a stranger, and would be your friend as soon as you met her. She always wanted people to feel loved and welcome. If you needed anything, Lucy would do everything in her power to help you. She was authentic to the very depths of her soul. She never tried to impress people; those that know her would see her in a tee shirt, flannel, and jeans and without any makeup. Her most striking beauty was in her terrific smile; you couldn't help but smile yourself when you saw it. Music was without a doubt her greatest love and source of soul expression. This was evidenced in how she diligently practiced her guitar, wrote songs from the depths of her heart, and in her worship. She began playing in youth band as a pre-teen, and quickly advanced to the church worship band at North Pointe Church in Edmond. Her music minister, Matt Blagg, recognized her talent and passion for music, and helped to develop her talents, write music, and involve her in ministry opportunities even beyond the church. She worked with the youth girls for a time, taught other aspiring guitarists, and was active as a worship leader at Falls Creek for her church youth group even after high school. She occasionally filled in for other music ministers at some local churches. She has written and co-written with Matt several original songs, some of which were recorded on North Pointe's first worship album entitled A Thousand Suns. She had an adventurous spirit and lived life to the fullest. One item on her bucket list that she accomplished was skydiving over the Grand Canyon. On the first day of college, she learned they had a flight school, and quickly changed her major from business to aviation. She pursued a career as a pilot, earning her private license, flight instrument license, multi-engine license and flight instructor certificate. She was active on the OSU flight team for several years, and a member of Alpha Eta Rho, Women in Aviation, and the Flying Aggies. She began to teach at the OSU flight school following her college graduation in 2017. Her family has been overwhelmed by the beautiful posts and legacies people have written about her, and realize that Lucy has impacted the world around her more than perhaps Lucy even realized. Without a doubt the source of her light is Jesus, in Whom she put her faith in as a young girl. She learned as she grew in her faith that she simply cannot ever be "good enough" to earn a place in heaven. She had struggles here on this earth that all of us have. However, she realized that is why God sent His son as our Savior; to be "good enough" for all of us and pay the penalty for our sin. "For God So loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life." This gift of grace given to Lucy was eagerly received and she played out that grace in her life in the way she poured into others. Her greatest desire in life was for her friends to know the grace and salvation found only in Christ. Lucy is rejoicing and worshipping in Heaven now, but leaves behind so many that will miss her every day; her mother Susie Moore and step-dad Bob Moore, her father Vance McCollom and step-mom Jennifer McCollom, her sister Alyssa McCollom, grandparents Gene and Betty McCollom of Edmond, aunt and uncle Francis and Wanda Jean Baxter of Edmond, aunt Marcella Melton of Edmond, uncles Steve McCollom and Todd McCollom of Edmond, step-siblings Brandon and Alexa Land, Lucas and Alexandra Shank, Olivia Todd, Randi Moore-Dunning, Amber Bonds, Monica Moore, and numerous extended family members. North Pointe Church has set up a memorial fund in Lucy's honor that will give scholarships for youth to attend Falls Creek youth camp, and to purchase musical instruments at Little Light Christian School for underprivileged children who have incarcerated parents. Donations can be directed here in lieu of flowers, and checks may be made out to North Pointe . Please designate "I Love Lucy" in the memo portion of the check. To give online with card please visit:

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019, at North Pointe Church.
Margaret Roberts Craft
Margaret Roberts Craft
Class of 1977
Passed Sep 18, 2010
Margaret Roberts CraftOur Margie went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 18, 2010. She is loved and missed by all that knew her. She was born to Len & Nancy Roberts on May 10, 1960 in Houston, TX but her roots are pure Oklahoman. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Craft; three sons, Joe, Steve and Chris Roberts; two step-children, Jason Craft and Jillian Christensen; three grandchildren, Colten and Bryson Roberts and Mavea Christensen; her parents, Len and Nancy Roberts; brothers, Lenny (Paula) and Mike (Kim) Roberts; father-in-law, Bill Craft; daughters-in-law, Brooke, Jenny, Princy and Leah; and son-in-law, Dave. Viewing will be at Corbett Funeral Service on Thursday & Friday with the funeral service to be held at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, Saturday September 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Marion Hanlin Poindexter Hunt
Marion Hanlin Poindexter Hunt
Class of 1964
Passed May 31, 2011
(no additional information)
Mark Mccleery
Mark McCleery
Class of 1977
Passed Dec 02, 2014
April 2, 1959 - Dec 2, 2014 ARLINGTON, TX Mark Kevin McCleery, 55, of Arlington, TX, returned to our Lord December 2, 2014, following a short illness. He was born in Anthony, KS but grew up in Oklahoma, graduating from Deer Creek High School and The University of Oklahoma. Upon graduating, he enjoyed careers with Johnson Wax and Scholastic Book Fairs. During his life, he enjoyed fishing, golf and was an avid biker. In recent years, he enjoyed spending time with close friends as well as rekindling relationships with old friends. Mark was a generous supporter of religious and children's charities.Mark is survived by brothers, Jay Scott McCleery, Craig Lee McCleery, and Jeffrey Dale McCleery; and sister, Jill Paige Horswell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at First Christian Church in Edmond, OK on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. A reception will be held at the Edmond American Legion Hall following the services. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to Joel Osteen In-Touch Ministries.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 13, 2015 - See more at:
Meredith Burdick
Meredith Burdick
Class of 2001
Passed Jul 28, 2011
Meredith Suzanne Burdick lost her battle with cancer on July 28, 2011 at Mercy hospital.  Meredith was born June 23, 1983 in Duncan, OK.  She attended Deer Creek schools for 13 years and graduated in 2001.  Meredith was continuing her education at UCO and Rose State in the Nursing program.  She was preceded in death by her precious Grandma, Willie Burdick, her Granddad Wayne Scantlin and her baby niece Karley Burdick.  She is survived by her boys Mason age 10 and Graham age 3, the loves of her life, her parents Jim and Connie Burdick, and Grandmother Rosa Scott all of the home, her brother David Burdick and his wife Debbie, nieces Hailey and Kylie, Grandpa Jim Burdick and his wife Pauline of Edmond, Grandmother Jeanette (Jenny) Dorset of Texas, along with many relatives and friends.  Meredith fought hard to stay on this earth for her boys, but after 5 months she grew weary and was ready to be with Jesus.  Meredith’s battle with cancer touched and inspired many people and she will forever be remembered for her journey and the love she had for her boys.  Meredith’s family would like to give special thanks to all that kept us in their prayers, to Dr. Robert Reynolds and the many special nurses and caregivers on Mercy’s 4th floor.  She so loved you and you made this journey easier for her and her family.  There will be a memorial service at Edmond First Church of the Nazarene August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. 3001 S. Boulevard under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home.
Ruth C. Isch
Ruth C. Isch
Class of 1982
Passed Oct 08, 2010
Ruth was well known in the Deer Creek area for many things. She was instrumental in starting several things namely the DC band boosters, the DC phone book, and she helped start the DC Farm and Barn Tour. She was a proud parent of 4 graduates of Deer Creek. Mom lost her couragous battle with brain cancer on October 8th 2010. Her passing was her ultimate gift to her family. She has allowed us to carry on knowing that her job as "Mother" was complete. She will always be missed.
Sheila Trowbridge Cochran
Sheila Trowbridge Cochran
Class of 1978
Passed Mar 31, 2018
Sheila Annette Cochran was born October 14, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Madison “Mac” and Atha (Coker) Trowbridge. She passed away March 31, 2018 in Oklahoma City at the age of 57.

Sheila grew up in Deer Creek where she graduated high school with the class of 1978. She worked in printing as a type setter, eventually owning and operating Printers Express in Oklahoma City. She also worked for the Lincoln County News typing, worked as a secretary, and most recently owned and operated The Power Line in Carney where children hung out playing pool, video games, eating pizza and renting videos. Sheila enjoyed singing gospel music with her husband traveling and later recorded as a solo artist. She was a minister of the Lighthouse Revival in Carney and will be missed by many.

Sheila was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Ethel Coker, Gleneva Trowbridge, father, Mac Trowbridge; and husband, Rodney Cochran, Sr. Survivors include her son, Rodney Lewis Cochran Jr. and wife Jesse of Bethany; mother, Atha Trowbridge of Carney; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Gwen and husband Melvin Skaggs of Chandler, Robert Trowbridge and wife Charlotte of Yukon, Neal Trowbridge and wife Cindy of Perkins, Tamara Stokes and John Wilkerson of El Reno, Lanell Hobbs of Carney; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Lehman Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Carney Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.
Sherri Carr Bardrick
Sherri Carr Bardrick
Class of 1979
Passed Aug 12, 2014
Sherri Bardrick, age 53, passed away peacefully August 12, 2014 at her home in Farmersville, Texas. She was born September 22, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Phil and Marie Pledger Carr.

Sherri was preceded in death by her father, Phil Carr; and her sister, Dianne Tingler-Carr.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sarah Bardrick and Caitlyn Bardrick; her mother Marie Carr; sister, Jan Brooks; niece, Alexis Miller; the father of her daughters, Chris Bardrick; and other family members.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 8:00 P.M., Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 404 N. Ballard Avenue, Wylie, Texas 75098. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 404 N. Ballard Avenue, Wylie, Texas 75098. Reverend Andrew Semler Celebrant. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery, Lavon, Texas.

Friday August 15, 2014, 8:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church
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Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church
Susan Ringer Slane
Susan Ringer Slane
Class of 1988
Passed Dec 05, 2008
Please keep Susan's family in your thoughts and prayers over the holiday season while they are dealing with her sudden passing. She will be greatly missed by all.
Tammie Lee Wycoff Boles
Tammie Lee Wycoff Boles
Class of 1977
Passed Jun 09, 2006
Tammie Lee Boles - Born on October 23, 1959, passed on June 9, 2006 due to lung cancer. Survived by son, Tanner Lee Boles, brother, Randy Wagner, and parents Ramona and Billy Wagner. Attended grade school at Guthrie and finished at Deer Creek of Edmond. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all. Currently employed at the Edmond Sun. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society. A Funeral service will be held at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Services are under the direction of the Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on 6/12/2006.
Teresa Kaye Andrews
Teresa Kaye Andrews
Class of 1984
Passed Nov 21, 2004
Passed away after nearly 16 years in a coma following a car accident. Was married to Mark Ayers. No children.
Theresa Marie Neese
Theresa Marie Neese
Class of 1977
Passed Mar 19, 2010
(no additional information)
Vanda Lee Hoover
Vanda Lee Hoover
Class of 1951
(Passed date unknown)
Died April 16, 2009, at Veterans Hospital, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Vanda was a twenty-year veteran having served in both the regular army and the paratroopers.

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