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Velma "Jolane"  Gardner
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Obituary for Velma "Jolane" Gardner

Velma “Jolane” Gardner passed away peacefully on June 5 2018. She was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on August 2, 1940 to Jay N. Russell and Thelma Annice Bell.

She was a long time member of Meadowood Baptist Church of Midwest City. Earlier in life, Jolane worked for the postal service and later had her own small advertising and sign business. When retired she involved herself in many activities such as Hugs and Card Projects for the soldiers, Red Hat Club, Square Dancing, and she also taught a T-Shirt making class and made teacup flower arrangements for nursing homes.

She spread her "LOVE" in all her projects because she loved people. We will always remember her beautiful smile and laughter when she talked.

Jolane was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Thelma Russell; husband, Terry Gardner; brother-in-law, John Allen Kirchenbauer; and sister-in-law, Sharon Kay Russell.

She is survived by sons, Donald Wayne Staley and wife Carolyn, and Gary Lee Staley and wife Dena; grandson, Brandon Staley and wife Nancy; great grandson, Liam; granddaughter, April Graham and husband Micah; great granddaughters, Makala, Clara and Reagan; grandson, Tyler Wegner; 2 Sisters, Mary Jane Kirchenbauer, Rita Francis Breuninger and husband Kenneth Lee; 3 brothers, Jayn Neil Russell and wife Jo Ann, John Paul Russell, Ronald Frank Russell and wife Beverly Carol; 7 nieces and 5 nephews.

Viewing will be from 8AM-8PM Wednesday and Thursday at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home. A funeral service to celebrate Jolane’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City.


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Viewing

Wednesday

13

Jun

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Viewing

Thursday

14

Jun

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Funeral Service

Friday

15

Jun

11:00 AM
Meadowood Baptist Church

2816 N Woodcrest Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73110

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