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Gearldean Heavener (Fisher) Thrift Obituary Featured

Written by  Thursday, 11 January 2018 22:39
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Gearldean Heavener (Fisher) Thrift of Heavener, Oklahoma was born on November 24, 1918 in Heavener, Oklahoma to Joseph and Ora (Milligan) Heavener and passed away on January 9, 2018 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 99.

She is survived by:


Two daughters:
Carolyn Doris Avila (Leo) of Modesto, California
Linda Rae Henry of Conser, Oklahoma

One son:
David Fisher

Three brothers:
Dave Heavener of Conser, Oklahoma
Herman Ray Heavener and wife Phyllis of Conser, Oklahoma
LeRoy Heavener and wife Mary of Howe, Oklahoma

One sister:
Doris Jean Jahn of Modesto, California

10 grandchildren

10 great-grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, loved ones, and her church family at Perry Chapel Baptist Church


She was preceded in death by her parents. Gearldean was a life-long resident of the area, was a member of Perry Chapel Baptist Church, and a retired nurse’s aide. She was also a member of the Reichert/Summerfield Quilting Club. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Gearldean will be deeply missed.


Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2018 at Perry Chapel Baptist Church with Mr. LeRoy Heavener and Brother Jerry Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.


Pallbearers will be: Family


Viewing will be from noon until 8:00 p.m., Saturday; 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Sunday; and 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday.


The family will be visiting with friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.


To sign Ms. Thrift’s online guestbook please visit


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