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Artie Geeslin

September 23, 2020 - 00:00
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Artie Doris Geeslin was born Aug. 30, 1926, to Joseph Everett and Minnie (Thomas) Langley in Oakdale, Tenn.

She passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher at the age of 94.

Artie graduated from high school in Oakdale and was visiting Oklahoma where she met Joe Geeslin.

They were married Sept. 14, 1947, at the Baptist parsonage in Greenfield which is the same home where they lived and raised their girls.

She worked at Garvey’s and Tyler’s Department Store in Watonga. Artie later served as postmaster in Greenfield for 27 years.

Artie was a member of Eastern Star and was a longtime member of the Greenfield Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a few years and served as church treasurer for 50 years.

She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three granddaughters, Jamie Hightower Young, Julie Baumgardner and Tracey Wilkinson; sonin-law James Hightower; and three siblings, Juanita Pierce, Jean Bowman and Arnold Langley.

Artie is survived by three daughters, Carol Ramer and husband Dick of Watonga, Ann Morgan and husband Joe of Mountain View, Ark., and Kathy Dillard and husband Moe of Loyal; six grandchildren, Todd Hightower and wife Toni of Watonga, Steve Morgan and wife Rosie of Baltimore, Md., Josh Morgan and wife Jessica of McKinney, Texas, Jason Payne and wife Jamie of Watonga, Michael Dillard of Loyal, and Keith Dillard of Kingfisher.

She’s also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, Colten Hightower and wife Sheena of Watonga, Della Morgan of Baltimore, Md., Elijah Wilkinson of Ben Wheeler, Texas, Gabriel Morgan and Isaac Morgan of Houston, Melody Morgan of McKinney, Texas, Kelcey Baumgardner of Hobbs, N.M., Kalli Baumgardner of Fairview, Kloe Baumgardner of Hobbs, N.M., Allyson, Abby, and Jaden Payne of Watonga, and Brady Dillard of Glenpool; two great-great grandchildren, James and Jesse Hightower of Watonga; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Greenfield Baptist Church with Tom Wood and Colten Hightower officiating.

Burial followed at Watonga IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Geary.

Condolences may be sent to the family at or on the Turner Funeral Homes Facebook page.