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Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Submitted by: Sandi Carter

© Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
February 13, 2004

Eslin Meely

Eslin Meely, a resident of Stratford was born November 11, 1929 in Garvin County, Oklahoma to Stephen and Harriett [Smith] Meely. He passed away February 13, 2004 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Integris-Baptist Medical Center at the age of 74 years.

Eslin served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

On September 7, 1951 he and Geraldine Wallace were married in Ada, Oklahoma.

They made their home in Oklahoma City. Eslin worked in the Steel Industry for Star Manufacturing and later Borden Steel Company where he retired as foreman. He lived in Oklahoma City for about 40 years until his retirement and returned to Garvin County where he has made his home in Stratford for the past 10 years. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher.

His hobbies include Bowling and Fast Pitch Softball and was a good teacher of both sports. He also enjoyed Gospel Singing. Eslin and his wife, Geraldine, were members of a quartet that they called the Arthritis Quartet. They traveled from state to state to different churches singing the Gospel.

Surviving family include his wife of 52 years, Geraldine, of the home; 6 brothers, Solomon Meely and Dewitt Meely, both of Oklahoma City; Lincoln Meely, of Pauls Valley; Gilbert Meely, of Wynnewood; Charles Ray Meely, of Philadelphia, Mississippi; and William Ray 'Bill' Meely, of Oklahoma City; 1 sister, Lucille Meely, of Oklahoma City; a host of nieces and nephews including, a special great nephew, Calvin Meely, of Maysville; and a special nephew, Jerry Meely, of Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law, Mary Meely, of Maysville; and an aunt, Beatrice Byars, of Oklahoma City.

Funeral services will be held February 17, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Dixon Chapel Presbyterian Church officiated by Pastor Joe Mitchell and Hazel Wallace. Burial will be at Dixon Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.


Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Submitted by: Sandi Carter

© Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
April 13, 2006

Geraldine [Wallace] Meely

Geraldine Meely, of Stratford was born September 25, 1932 in Byars, Oklahoma to Ben and Hannah Wallace.

She passed away April 13, 2006 at Stratford, Oklahoma at the age of 73 years.

Geraldine Wallace was married to Eslin Meely in Ada, Oklahoma on September 7, 1951. They had made their home in Oklahoma City for about 40 years until Mr. Meely's retirement. They returned at that time to Garvin County where they made their home. Eslin preceded her in death on February 13, 2004. They had been married 52 years at his passing.

She was preceded in death by Besides her parents and her husband, other family preceding her in death would include 4 brothers, Josh Wallace, Vernon Wallace, Luke Wallace and Tecumseh Wallace as well as her 2 sisters, Evelyn Amos and Anna Belle Arborson.

Surviving family include her brothers, Marvin Wallace and Frederick Wallace, both of Sulphur; 1 sister, Mary Meeley of Maysville; 2 half sisters, Pat Amos and Janice Capehart, both of Sulphur; as well as a host of nieces including, Jessica, Andrea, Jennifer and Marissa, and nephews, including, Vernon, Calvin and Daniel.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 17, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Stufflebean Chapel of Remembrance officiated by Rev. Leon C. Postoak. Burial will be at Dixon Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

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