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Al D & Lela Thelma (Beadle) Racer

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Hennessey Cemetery
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
W Carlile

Mar 1, 1913 - Mar 31, 2014
Obit for Lela posted by Jo Aguirre

Enid News & Eagle
Published April 3, 2014  

Hennessey, OK — HENNESSEY — Funeral for Lela Thelma Racer, 101, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at First Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Jimmy Berkenbile.

Burial will follow in Hennessey Cemetery, under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

Lela was born on a farm west of Hennessey, Okla., on March 1, 1913. She passed away at Hennessey Care Center on Monday, March 31, 2014. Her parents were Millard Ray and Linnie Mae Grimes Beadle.

She was a life long and oldest member of First Baptist Church of Hennessey.

She attended Brick School and Hennessey High School, graduating in 1930. She received her lifetime teaching degree from Central State College in Edmond and later her master’s in teaching from the same college.

She taught in several rural schools, Lacy Public School and as a fifth-grade teacher at Hennessey Public School for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma until her death. She married Al D. Racer July 31, 1938.

Surviving are their children, Bennie D. Racer and wife Nettie and Vernon L. Racer and wife Linda; grandchildren, Beverly Hatcher and husband H.K., Bret Racer and wife Becky, Dan Racer, Alisa Reimer; great-grandchildren, Blake and Kyle Hatcher, Casey, Carson and Colton Racer, Olivia and Tristen Reimer; one brother, Delmar Beadle; nieces, Anita Beadle, Ann Boggs, Janice Glaherty, Barbara McAllister, Diana Duckett; and nephew, Clark Racer.

Lela was preceded in death by her husband, Al D. Racer; granddaughters, Connie Sue Racer and Monica Jane Racer; her parents; brothers, Raymond and Horace Beadle; and sisters, Gladys Baginski and Stella Beadle.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Hennessey Education Foundation, with the funeral home serving as custodian of the funds.

(Submitted by family)
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Obit for Al D Racer posted by Jo Aguirre

Enid Morning News
Nov 23, 1982

Al D. Racer 76, a lifetime resident of the Hennessey, OK. area was born June 23, 1906.

He married Lela Beadle July 31, 1938 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hennessey and the Flying Farmers.

Was Grandfather to Beverly, Connie, Bret, Monica, Alisa and Dan.

Al is survived by his wife Lela; two sons, Bennie Racer and Vernon Racer; two brothers, Clarence Racer and Orrile Racer; four sisters, Elva Wright, Dollie Cupp, Bobbie Norton and Muriel Randolph.

His funeral was in the high school gymnasium with burial at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordy and Son Funeral Home.

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