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Joseph "Joe" Geeslin

Submitted by Jo Aguirre
©Enid News and Eagle (OK)

Enid News and Eagle
Publish Date April 24, 2009


The funeral for Joseph "Joe" Geeslin, 90, of Greenfield will be 10 a.m. today, April 25, 2009, at Greenfield Baptist Church. The Revs. Tom Wood and Charles Sappington will officiate. Burial will be in Watonga IOOF Cemetery under direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton.

He was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Cleo Springs to Fenton P. and Pearl Ann Chapman Geeslin and died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at his home in Greenfield.

He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1936. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict, serving four years.

He married Artie Langley Sept. 14, 1947, in Greenfield.

He lived in the Greenfield area most of his life. He worked on P51 Mustangs in California, owned Geeslin Equipment Co. in Watonga for three years and farmed.

He served on Central Northern Conservation District Board and Greenfield school board. He served as Greenfield's mayor and was instrumental in developing Greenfield Utility Co.

He was a 62-year member of Masonic Lodge and Greenfield Baptist Church. He served as Sunday school superintendent and deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Artie, of the home; three daughters, Carol Ramer of Watonga , Ann Morgan of Asheboro, N.C. and Kathy Dillard of Loyal; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Greenfield Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at turnerfuneralhomes @gmail.com.

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