July 13, 1937- July 11, 2014 EDMOND Franklin Joe Pavel, 76, of Edmond, Oklahoma, previously of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed from this life on July 11th, 2014. He was born in Crete, Nebraska to Joseph and Sadie (Chrastil) Pavel. Franklin had a long and successful career in the insurance industry including Midwest Life of Nebraska in Lincoln and Standard Life and Accident in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Verneta Pavel; son, Theron Pavel; daughter, Therine (Todd) Nelson; and their mother, Irma Pavel. Franklin was also a parent to Loren Wickstrom, Dale Gribble, Anita Brumley, Curtis Gribble and Tiffany (Jason) Smith. He also leaves behind 12 precious grandchildren; a brother, Leland (Dorothy) Pavel; a brother-in-law, Stan Loibl; nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn Loibl. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma, from 12 noon - 8 pm, with family present from 6 pm - 8 pm. Funeral services will be 10am on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, at New Covenant Methodist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Memorials to New Covenant United Methodist Church.
Matthews Funeral Home
601 South Kelly Avenue Edmond, OK 73003
Published in The Oklahoman on July 15, 2014