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Marlow City Cemetery
Stephens County, Oklahoma

Submitted by:

© The Chickasha Express-Star
Friday, 14 September 2007

Deanna Junell [Beller] Kirkes

Deanna Junell Kirkes, 66, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2007 in Rush Springs.

Services will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at the Eastside Baptist Church in Marlow with Rev. Jerry Couch officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway~Smith~Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.

Junell was born Tuesday, August 5, 1941 in Byars, Oklahoma, to Howard Beller and Rossie [Covell] Beller.

Deanna married Derrell Kirkes on September 2, 1983 in Marlow, OK. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1992.

Junell was a lifelong resident of the Rush Springs area.

She graduated from Pocassat High School in 1959.

Junell retired from the Grady County Dept. of Human Services in the child welfare office after 22 years of service. She was the coordinator of the Grady County Children's Advocacy Team (CAT) and a certified domestic and sexual violence response professional. Junell enjoyed her CAT team.

She loved her grandkids and enjoyed watching them play sports. She loved to travel and cook at Falls Creek.

She was an active member of the Eastside Baptist Church. Survivors include, two Sons; Johnny Pelley & wife Barbara of Chickasha, OK; Guy Huggins & wife Debbie of Chickasha, OK; two Daughters; LaNell Hill & friend Hank Tillian of Marlow, OK; Carolyn Hill & husband Charlie of Marlow, OK; five Grandchildren; Kaila Pelley, Lance Hill, Lezlie Hill, Trey Hill, Cody Hill; two Great Grandchildren; Miya Hill, Maddie Hill; Brother; Coy Beller of Tulsa, OK; two Sisters; Norma Davis & husband Oris of Oklahoma City, OK; Bernice Loyd & husband Charley of Rush Springs, OK; Many Nieces, Nephews and Friends; Friend and Companion; Ray Doughty & sons Brandon Carlin and Zachary Doughty; Best Friend; Barbara Gail Smelly.

Junell was known as "Mema" to Harley Clement and to many children in her work at DHS and also to most all the Rush Springs Redskins, Marlow Outlaws, Oklahoma State AGR Fraternity and the Oklahoma State Wrestlers.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Son-Jerry Pelley, Parents, Brother-Ace Beller, Sister-Vonda Smith.

Pallbearers: Guy Huggins, David Spencer, Lynn Lee, Jeff Carroll, Casey Brooks, Rick Hinshaw, Honorary Pallbearers: Dent Dysart, Tanner Keck, Clay Hutson, Tyler Richey, Corey Krawtzow, Dustin McClenney, Zach Jordon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grady Co. CAT Team, PO Box 1539, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Online condolences may be made to callawaysmithcobb.com

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