Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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LEVERIDGE — Rev. Harold Dean Leveridge, 91, of Oklahoma City, died July 5, 2016.

He served as superintendent for both the Ada and Woodward Districts. He pastored at Verden, Lawton-Cameron, Temple, Grove, Yukon-First, Tulsa-Centenary, OKC-Mayfair Heights, Alva-First, Tulsa-University, OKC-May Avenue, and Tahlequah. His ministry career stretched from 1949 until retirement in 1991.

Among survivors are his wife of 68 years, Rose Marie Leveridge, sons Marc and James, and daughter Jacque Fiegel.

Service was July 11 at OKC-Quail Springs UMC. Memorial gifts to: Skyline Urban Ministry or Quail Springs UMC Building Fund.

NORRIS — Rev. Douglas Patrick Norris, 73, of Tulsa, died June 17, 2016.

A Local Pastor, he served at Davidson and Colbert/Calera in the late 1970s. Earlier in his career he pastored in Nebraska and Kansas. He officially retired in 2005.

Among survivors is a brother, Donald Norris.

Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa.

LEAMING — Juanita Mae Johnson Leaming, 87, of Conifer, Colo., died June 25, 2016. She was the wife of Rev. Dr. Marcus Paul Leaming, retired.

They helped launch St. James UMC in Tulsa.

Among survivors are her husband of 65 years and three daughters, Rebecca Hackworth, Michelle Short, and Heather Leaming.

Service will be held at St. James later this summer. Memorial gifts to: United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti.

SOUDER — Fredonia Souder Draper, 96, of Tulsa, died May 9, 2016. She was the widow of Rev. Franklin C. Souder.

Among survivors are sons Franklin and Sherman and daughter Margaret Moore.

Service was May 16 at Biglow’s Chapel of Remembrance in Muskogee.


Evelyn Anderson of Kearney, Neb., died June 30, 2016. She was the mother of Rev. Lisa Anderson, pastor at Manchester and Wakita.

Alice White of Oklahoma City died June 23, 2016. She was the mother of Rev. Jacki Banks, pastor at Lindsay.


"Markie" Quavion Walton Chaffin, age 9, was adopted on June 14, 2016, by Leanne and Rev. Mike Chaffin, senior pastor at Stillwater-First.


• David Wheeler, from associate pastor at OKC-Church of the Servant to personal leave, effective July 1.





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