Funeral services for Maxine Loretta Geller will be held Monday, June 3, 2019
at 10:00 AM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah, Oklahoma.
Interment will follow at the Okfuskee Cemetery.
Maxine Loretta Geller was born June 8, 1930 in Mason, Oklahoma 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
October 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 Factory 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,
Oklahoma, 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, Oklahoma; one sister in law, Norma Rae Deaton of Welty; five
grandchildren, Ronna Lambeth of Coweta, Oklahoma, Mary Wofford and husband
John of Coweta, Jessica Leal and boyfriend Michael Paddock of Waterbury,
Vermont, John-David Meissner and wife Corrie of Owasso, Oklahoma 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 will be Phyllis Keener, Eugene Campoli, Tammy Farris, Eddy
Mae Thompson, Betty Stanley, Nikki Crowe and Briar Rodriguez.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah,
Oklahoma 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,
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.