Mary McPherson, surviving spouse of Rev. Doug McPherson, passed away on Jan. 8. She was 87 years old. Rev. McPherson, who passed away in 2017, was a former district superintendent for the South Oklahoma City District and served several churches in the conference between 1962 and his retirement in 2000. A funeral was held on Jan. 14. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Shared Table in Taos, NM or Skyline Urban Ministries in OKC, OK.
Rev. Gary Holdeman passed away on Jan. 15 at the age of 70 after contracting COVID-19. Holdeman served in seven churches throughout the Oklahoma Conference, including Enid-First, Laverne/Rosston, Woodward-First, Guymon-Victory Memorial, and Fairview/Catesby. He was also the Enid District Superintendent from 2006 to 2011. Visitation was held on Jan. 20, and services were held on Jan. 21.
John Cramer, a retired local pastor, passed away on Jan. 22. He was 82 years old. He pastored Lawton-Aldersgate Redemption and between 1989 and 2004. Visitation was held on Jan. 28, and a funeral was held on Jan. 29.