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Nancy Jayne Mason, 87, of Tulsa died Aug. 28, 2014. She was the wife of Rev. Bill Mason, retired.

Jayne was born on Jan. 7, 1927, in Muskogee. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She and Bill married on July 9, 1958. She was a homemaker.

The Masons retired in 1993, after Rev. Mason led Tulsa-Asbury UMC for 29 years.

Survivors include Rev. Mason; children Peggie Nash, Robin Tanner, Cameron Mason, and Randy Mason; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Service was Sept. 7 at Tulsa-Asbury UMC. Memorial gifts to: Bill Mason Scholarship Program, Asbury UMC.

Geraldine Egan, 84, of Santa Fe, N.M., died Aug. 4, 2014. She was the widow of Rev. James Albert Egan, who died in October 1981.

"Jerry" was born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Siloam Springs, Ark., and grew up in Muskogee. She was an accomplished pianist and organist. On Feb. 2, 1952, she married Rev. Egan.

The family moved from Oklahoma to Chicago in 1963, when Rev. Egan became a staff member at the University of Chicago.

Survivors include daughters Cynthia Wissel, Alison Egan, and Suzanne Egan; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts to: Doctors Without Borders.

  • Betty Lorraine Gardner, 87, of Nichols Hills died Aug. 27. She was the mother of Rev. David Gardner, pastor at Anadarko-First and Verden.
  • Erand Earl (Lucky) Blacklock, 97, of Dallas died Aug. 26, 2014. She was the mother of Rev. Grayson Lucky, retired.


Nicholas Lee, new, to Ada-First as director of student ministries (Ardmore District), effective Aug. 1.


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