Nancy Faye Hoots was born March 28, 1951 to Richard and Elnora Hoots. Nancy grew up in the Canton community, and attended Canton Public Schools. Nancy was involved in many school activities as well as a local watermelon heist. She graduated with the Class of 1969. After high school, Nancy worked at a few different jobs but spoke mostly about her time at Tinker Air Force Base. In March of 1973 she wed Gary Lynn Meier. They resided in the Texas area for several years. Their marriage would take them all across the United States pursuing Gary’s passion of custom wheat harvesting and later as an over the road trucking team, all while raising three children. In 1989, they moved back to the Okeene area to care for family and continue farming. Nancy worked at the Okeene Nursing Center for 15+ years as their dietitian where her fantastic cooking skills would be shared with numerous people within the community. Following her years at the nursing home, Nancy served as a food tech supervisor at Integris Bass in Enid, OK. Later she would move to the Loyal area and continue her greatest passion of supporting her grandchildren and baking famous “grandmas cookies” as well as an active member of the Okeene First Baptist Church. Nancy’s church family was near and dear to her heart. Nancy was a person who, even through her long cancer treatment, kept a positive attitude and set an example of faithfulness for others.
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Nina Jean Weber was born June 24, 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her family moved several times during her childhood eventually settling in Okeene, Oklahoma. After Nina graduated high school, she went to college at Southwestern Oklahoma State university where she majored in elementary education. While in college she decided to expand and challenge herself, so she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Before beginning basic training, Nina worked part time at the Campus Corner Diner where she met a handsome bachelor named Danny Oneal Weber. Danny and Nina dated while she was in Okeene and continued to correspond while Nina was in basic training in Maryland. When Nina was transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas Danny began to visit her regularly. It was in Corpus Christi where they were united in marriage November 19, 1969. Nina was honorably discharged in the summer of 1970 after she discovered she was pregnant. Nina and Danny moved back to Okeene where their daughter Wendy was born in March of 1971. Nina and Danny farmed and cared for Danny’s father Willie until he passed in 1977. It was not long after when Nina began her extensive career in health care. She worked as a Medication Administration Technician in a nursing home in Okeene until her husband became ill and was diagnosed with cancer. Nina cared for her husband Danny until he passed form this earth November 15, 2002. Not long after his passing Nina began working at the Okeene Hospital where she touched many lives and made several close friends. Nina Enjoyed working for 15 years at the hospital until her health began to significantly decline. She was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and after an exhausting battle with the disease she finally passed on July 23, 2020. Nina was always an avid animal lover and understood just how much animals can touch and support people through difficult times. She was very fond of her small dog Dryfus who helped her cope with her husband’s illness and death. After Dryfus passed away she adopted little Tater and significantly helped her daughter Wendy and her husband Robert Archer form Old Paws Rescue, a sanctuary for senior dogs. It was at the ranch where Nina spent her final days relaxing in the hot tub, knitting, and watching the birds and squirrels. Nina passed from this world very peacefully thanks to the wonderful staff of Hospice Circle of Lovel. Nina wanted all of her friends and family to remember her life and not her funeral, so she insisted that no service be performed. Instead she would like for everyone to enjoy and appreciate how wonderful life is and how much she enjoyed living. Instead of flowers Nina asked that people donate to Hospice Circle of Love or Old Paws Rescue Ranch in her name. Nina was the strongest, Kindest, most enjoyable person and she will be missed.
Beverly Jo (Greb) Kopf was born November 24, 1935 to Ezra and Clara (Geis) Greb on the family farm south of Isabella, Oklahoma. She departed this life on June 22, 2020 at the age of 84 years at her home north of Southard, Oklahoma with her family at her side.
LaDonna Westfahl was born on May 23, 1958 in Borger, Texas and died June 8, 2020 in Oklahoma City after an 11 year battle with cancer.
Franklin Delano Nault was born November 20, 1935 to John L. and Christina (Kotsmith) Nault in Okeene, OK and passed in peace on June 11, 2020 at the age of 84 following a short illness. He was the youngest of six children, including three brothers and two sisters. He began his education attending Pleasant Valley Country School northeast of Okeene and graduated from Okeene High School in 1953.