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Beverly Jan Bales

January 23, 1938 — May 6, 2022

Beverly (Jan) was born on January 23, 1938, in Morrison Oklahoma to Paul and Elnora Schlehuber.
Morrison was always her home. She grew up, attended school, and graduated high school from Morrison, in 1956.
On June 23, 1956, she married William J Bales. (Bill) at the Morrison Methodist Church. They spent the first few years of their marriage moving around to different towns, before coming back to Morrison in 1965 and settled in to raise their family.
They had four children together, Monica, Rex, Donna, and Debra. They adopted their eldest granddaughter, April Bales.
Mom loved to sew. Her mother bought her first Singer sewing machine under the agreement she would make clothes for Grandma, which she happily agreed. Mom made clothes for her children, and grandchildren over the years. She also loved to crochet. She has made many Afghans, and bedspreads for her grown children, and baby blankets for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also loved to play Bingo, a pass-time that she spent many hours with her own mother, and youngest daughter, Debra.
Bill and Jan were married 45 years before Bill passed on Sept. 22, 2001, and Jan passed on May 6th, 2022.
Jan is survived by four daughters and one son. Monica Bales, Rex & Pam Bales of Harra OK. Donna and Bob Walter of Morrison, Debra Long of Morrison, April Bales of Morrison. 18 Grandchildren and 32 Great-grandchildren, and 2 Great-great grandchildren.
Jan was preceded in death by her husband Bill Bales, her parents Paul Schlehuber and Elnora Sappington. Her Brother Leroy Schlehuber. Her in-laws, Henry & Roberta Bales, and one brother-in-law, Bobby Bales.
A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Morrison United Methodist Church. The family respectfully request that in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Mom’s name to the Morrison Methodist Church.
Services have been entrusted to Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.
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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Morrison United Methodist Church

, Morrison, OK 73061

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