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Kathy (Beckel) Meyer

March 23, 1953 — November 22, 2021

Funeral Services at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK, Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson officiating with burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.

Margaret Kathleen “Kathy” Meyer was born to Henry Franklin and Kathleen (Martin) Beckel on March 23, 1953 in Ft. Smith, AR and departed this life in Ardmore, OK on November 22, 2021 at the age of 68 years and 8 months.

Kathy grew up in Oklahoma City until the family moved to Ardmore in 1964, graduating from Ardmore High School in 1971. She went on to receive an associate degree from Grayson County College, Sherman-Denison, TX and her bachelor degree from Central State in Edmond, OK.

She worked as an interpreter for deaf and hearing impaired at East Central in Ada from 1974-1976. She later taught deaf and hearing impaired from 1980-2006 in several Lawton schools including Taft, Howell and Whittier for 26 total years and then finished up with a few years of special education at Temple Elementary. She married Kenneth Paul Meyer on December 12, 1990 in Lawton.

Kathy loved doing various crafts, and watching and feeding birds. She and Kenneth were very active in their churches and Kathy started deaf ministries in 3 churches, Edmond FBC, Ada FBC and Cameron Baptist in Lawton. She usually worked in children’s departments as Sunday school teacher, interpreter, VBS worker, Falls Creek and children’s camp sponsor. She also interpreted at Lawton Community Theater for deaf and hearing impaired.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Meyer in 2016; parents, Henry F. and Kathleen Beckel; her baby brother, David F. Beckel; and a niece, Kristi Beckel.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Debbie Beckel of Ardmore; a special niece, Kim Murillo and husband Joe, and their children Gavin and Madison; her stepson, Dusty Meyer of Oklahoma City; her grandson, Bradly Taylor of Oklahoma City; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Bevilyn, and John Meyer all of Temple, Barbara and Dickie Wann of Walters; and many dearly loved friends.

 

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