Al D & Lela Thelma (Beadle) Racer
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.
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)
Obit for Al D Racer posted by Jo Aguirre
Enid Morning News
Nov 23, 1982
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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