Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church



Glennda Louise Main, widow of retired elder Gerald Main, passed away Sunday, June 18. She was a pianist who directed children’s ministry as her husband served as pastor. The Mains served many churches, including Springer, Cheyenne, Keyes, Muskogee St. Paul, Stroud, and more. The couple founded a business on their retirement from ministry.

Dianna Bradford, who served as a pastor in the Oklahoma conference and whose late husband, James Bradford, also served as a pastor, passed away June 11. Dianna pastored at Ketchum for many years. James served as a lay pastor at Otterbein, Randlett, and Grandfield. A celebration of life was held on July 22, at Kingston UMC.

Rev. Dr. Glen O. Miller, retired elder, and his wife Yvonne Miller, passed away within a day of one another on July 11 and 10, respectively. The Millers served many churches in Oklahoma, beginning in 1950, at Marshall UMC, and moving to Anadarko, Tahlequah, Midwest City, and many more. Dr. Miller then served as the vice president of university/church relations at Oklahoma City University. Their combined memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Enid.

Abby (Abigail) Dobie, daughter of Revs. Carol and Alex Txipama, pastors at Mooreland, Buffalo, and Txipama, was killed in a car accident Aug. 1. Mrs. Dobie was a Kentucky teacher who won Teacher of the Year. She leaves behind a husband and three children. The Txipamas and other family members have traveled to Kentucky for services.

Shirley Chace, widow of Rev Bill Chace, passed away July 31, 2023. Services were held August 8, at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater. The Chaces served many churches across the state, beginning in Davidson, and retiring after Medford. Stops along the way include Jenks, Stillwater Highland Park, Maramec, and more. Rev. Chace passed in 2019.

Myrna Wilson, wife of retired pastor Rev. C.M. Wilson, passed away July 11, 2023. Rev. Wilson has served at Cleo Springs, Braman, Lucien, Granite, and Lone Wolf. The couple also served in churches in Kansas, Indiana, and North Carolina. An outdoorswoman, Myrna worked with plants and flowers, and won city competitions with her Christmas decorations.


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