Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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WALLACE — Donna Jean Wallace, 75, of Oklahoma City died Aug. 13, 2015. She was the widow of Rev. Charles P. Wallace Sr., who died in 2010. Donna and Charles met at Asbury College in Kentucky and married on Aug. 18, 1962, at Roseville, Ohio.

A reading specialist, Donna had a long career as a teacher in a number of Oklahoma schools. She also served for a time as a social worker in the state.

Among survivors are daughter Deborah Jean Wallace and son Charles "Chip" Wallace Jr.

Service was Aug. 18 at Arlington Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City.

BULLOCK — Vera Bernice Kelln-Bullock, 89, of Weatherford died Aug. 3, 2015. She was the widow of Rev. Bob Bullock, who died in 2012.

She worked as a nursing professional for over 50 years. Vera and Bob married on Feb. 2, 1991. Vera was an active church member, certified lay speaker, a Volunteer In Mission, and a United Methodist Woman. Among survivors are daughter Faye and sons Tom and Steve.

Service was Aug. 8 at Weatherford-First UMC, where she was a member. Memorials to: Circle of Care, VIM, UMW, or Weatherford-First UMC bell choir.

MATHES — Clarabelle Burks Mathes, 92, of Oklahoma City died June 25, 2015. She was the widow of Rev. W.C. Mathes, who died in 1999.

Clarabelle and W.C. married on Christmas Day 1943. They helped raise over 100 children during the seven years he served as superintendent of the Methodist Children’s Home, Tahlequah. W.C. also was superintendent of Tulsa and Woodward Districts.

Among survivors are her sister June Mathes and son-in-law Delbert Clancy.

Service was Aug. 17 at Epworth Villa, Oklahoma City. Memorials to: Circle of Care Children’s Home or OCU’s W.C. & Clarabelle Mathes Endowed Religious Scholarship Fund.



NSABIMANA — Twins Alexia and Nadine were born Aug. 6, 2015. They are the daughters of Alina and Rev. Gerard Nsabimana, pastor at Stroud.


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