Oct 13, 1922 - Jan 25, 2013 GEARY Arlene Berdell Derry was born October 13, 1922, in Geary, OK to Ezra and Sarah (Justice) West. She passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Mercy Hospital in Watonga, OK at the age of 90. Berdell graduated from Geary High School in 1940. She was united in marriage to Jesse Derry December 19, 1947, in Wichita Falls, TX, and he preceded her in death March 5, 2002, in Watonga. She lived in the Geary area all of her life. She worked as a receptionist for the Turner Funeral Homes for over 40 years. Berdell enjoyed needlework, was a member of the Eastern Star, and the First Christian Church in Geary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Sadie West; husband, Jesse Derry; and siblings, Ben, Ezra, and Robert West. Survivors include two children: Sue Crelia, of Oklahoma City; Mike Derry and his wife Julia, of Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren: Chris Crelia and his wife Nicole, of Norman; and Jason Derry, of Bakersfield, CA; great-granddaughter, Chloe Crelia, of Norman; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the First Christian Church in Geary, OK or the OMRF, c/o Macular Degeneration. Services will be at First Christian Church, Geary, OK, 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, The Rev. Truman Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at Geary Cemetery, Geary, OK, under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Geary, OK. You can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes), or condolences may be sent to the family at: turnerfh.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 30, 2013