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Maxine Loretta Geller,

1930 - 2019

Funeral services for Maxine Loretta Geller will be held Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Okfuskee Cemetery.

Maxine Loretta Geller was born June 8, 1930 in Mason, to George William "Dugan" Deaton and Lola Dewel (Fox) Deaton. She passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Okemah, Oklahoma at the age of 88.

Mrs. Geller was a lifelong resident of Okfuskee County and 1948 graduate of Mason High School. She and Raymond Eugene "Gene" Geller were married Oct. 16, 1947, in Fort Smith, Arkansas; he later preceded her in death July 7, 2015. Mrs. Geller worked for many years as a supervisor for the Miss Elaine Garment Factor in Bristow and also as a cook for Mason Schools.

She enjoyed sewing, reading (especially her bible) and completing word search puzzles. She also taught Sunday school for Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the Okemah Freewill Baptist Church.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Lauryne Hensley, Geraldine Winters and Sharon Jones; two brothers, Leroy and Bill Deaton and one great-grandson, Nathan Wofford.

Survivors include her three daughters, Donna Lambeth, of Broken Arrow, Kathryn Rasmussen and husband Jim, of Mason and Mary Janell Basden,of Mason; two brothers, Don Deaton of Okemah and Duane "Herb" Deaton, of Edmond, ; one sister in law, Norma Rae Deaton of Welty; five grandchildren, Ronna Lambeth, of Coweta, Mary Wofford and husband John, of Coweta, Jessica Leal and boyfriend Michael Paddock of Waterbury, Vermont, John-David Meissner and wife Corrie, of Owasso, and Christopher Basden and wife Amy, of Tulsa and three great-grandchildren, Connor, Jaden and Caroline Meissner, all of Owasso.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Bill Deaton, Rick Deaton, Kevin Jones, Brince Rodriguez, Clyde Walker and Christopher Basden.

Honorary bearers were Phyllis Keener, Eugene Campoli, Tammy Farris, Eddy Mae Thompson, Betty Stanley, Nikki Crowe and Briar Rodriguez.

Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by Rev. John-David Meissner and Bro. Jamie Perry.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Builders for the Cross, PO Box 2623, Ada, Oklahoma 74821.

Online condolences may be made at

Bristow News Record

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