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Obituaries

Janette (Jann) Peck

Janette (Jann) Peck

Janette (Jann) Peck passed away March 23, 2020 at her home in Wichita, KS. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK to Gerald and Charleen (Wilson) Johnson. Jann graduated from Hinton High School and was united in marriage to Ralph Peck in her parents back yard in Hinton. They moved to Wichita, Kansas where Ralph worked. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her two children. Jann was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Derby, KS where she and Ralph were active in many areas. Their retirement years were spent enjoying each other’s company, spoiling their grandchildren and great grandchildren, and creating a lifetime of wonderful memories that will be carried with them forever. Her family was the joy of her life.

Neil S. Roberts

Neil S. Roberts

Neil S. Roberts was born on September 17, 1937 in Rexburg, Idaho. He passed away on March 14, 2020 at his home in Geary, Oklahoma at the age of 82. Neil married Belva Eads Haley on September 11, 1987, in Littleton, Colorado. Neil was an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA. He was a member of Victory Church of OKC Campus. Neil was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

John Garland Brooks

John Garland Brooks

Garland Brooks went to his eternal rest on February 28, 2020. He was born on December 3, 1926, near Calumet, Oklahoma to Allean Beverly Barker and Charles Frank Brooks and lived his entire life in Canadian County. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1944 to 1946, a WWII Veteran, after graduating from El Reno High School. His yearbook picture noted that he was known for his `smiling eyes’. After the Navy, Garland started his own farming business. He fell in love with and married Beverly Laughlin in 1952. They raised four children and moved from the country to the town of El Reno in 1960. He supplemented his farming income working at General Mills, driving a semi truck from Chicago to Houston for various local businesses and was general manager for Penwright Grain Company in El Reno Oklahoma for many years with Beverly at his side as secretary. Garland had a passion for poker and was proud that he never dipped into family funds to finance the game. He left a thriving farm and ranch operation and worked independently until the age of 90. His love of the land, hard work, honesty and a good sense of humor will long be remembered. Garland would humorously refer to life’s little setbacks as “wrecks on 5th Avenue” and admonish family members who stayed out too late as “laying out with the dry cows”. He was affectionately known to his grandchildren as Papa and had a nickname for all the members of his family.

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