Deborah Durall Kerr, a retired local pastor, passed away on Dec. 10, 2019. She was 67. Kerr pastored eight churches in the Oklahoma Conference from 1999 to 2017: Dacoma, Carmen, OKC-Hope Community Fellowship (now closed), Bartlesville-Grace Epworth (now closed), Ochelata, Ryan, Mutual and Sharon. Kerr retired in 2017.
Rev. Barbara Hays, a retired elder, passed away on Dec. 11, 2019 at the age of 95 in Durham, NC. She served churches in Glencoe, Randlett and Grandfield before retiring from the Oklahoma Conference in 1987. A memorial service was held on Dec. 19 at OKC-Village, where Hays used to serve as the congregation’s organist.