Deborah June Phariss

June 21, 1958 - April 12, 2019
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Deborah Phariss Celebration of Life
Deborah June Phariss, 60, of Anadarko, Oklahoma passed away peacefully at her home on April 12, 2019 after a short illness. She was born June 21, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia to James T. Stokley and Joyce (Isaacs) Stokley. She attended high school in Anadarko, graduating with the class of 1976. June married Mark Phariss April 19, 1991 in Apache, Oklahoma, and they lived on Mark’s family farm in Broxton until Mark’s death in 2011. June enjoyed the solitude of living on the farm (not so much the chores she had to do when she got home from work!), but when Mark passed, she decided to move to Anadarko to be closer to work and family.
June worked for Anadarko Bank and Trust for over twenty years in many capacities even working for a time as the Carnegie branch manager. She loved her co-workers and many of them remained her closest friends. She was an artist and poet and after retirement she spent many hours journaling and sketching. Mark introduced June to the world of Nascar, and she loved keeping up with the car races and her favorite racers. Football, basketball, golf…she loved all sports, and would spend many hours following her favorite teams. If she was with the Stokleys, her favorite team was OU. If she was with the McGugans, her alliance switched to OSU…she loved ALL Oklahoma teams!
Her love of Jesus never wavered. She was saved at an early age and attended the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Apache until she moved to Anadarko, and then she became a member of the Anadarko First Baptist Church. Everyone who came in contact with June commented on her sweet spirit. She had a ready smile and a kind word for everyone.
She is survived by:
Father: James Stokley and wife, Margie of Anadarko, Ok
Mother: Joyce (Isaacs) Rutledge of Tahlequah, OK
Sister: Sandy Harris and husband, Roger of Anadarko, OK
3 Brothers: Michael Stokley and wife, Cathy of Talala, OK
Mark McGugan and wife, Terri, of OKC
Donnie McGugan and wife, Julie, of Shelbyville, Indiana
Nieces and Nephews:
Jessie (Harris) Peach and husband, Eric of Anadarko, Oklahoma and their children Pryce and Paicyn
Taylor (Harris) Clarke and husband, Case of Anadarko and their daughter, Clare.
Garrett, Addison, and Greysen Stokley of Talala, OK
Kellen McGugan and wife, Julie of OKC
Cameron McGugan of Shelbyville, Indiana
Dawn Collins of Shelbyville, Indiana
Brother-In- Laws: Carroll Phariss and wife, Paula of Anadarko and their son, Carey
Larry Phariss of Mississippi
Russell Phariss of Mississippi
The family would like to give special thanks to Larry Smith for always being there for June.

June was preceded in death by husband, Mark Phariss, and maternal grandparents, Dorothy and J.B. Isaacs and paternal grandparents, Emory and Beula Stokley and nephew, Leslie Phariss

Funeral Service: 2:00pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019
First Baptist Church, Anadarko, OK
Interment: Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, OK
Officiating: Rev. Lynn Bellamy and Rev. Bud Jones

Services under the direction of Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home, Anadarko

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Margie Hamilton
Anadarko, OK
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all. May the Lord be with y’all during these difficult days.
Paula Phariss
Anadarko, OK
I truly feel like I have lost a sister, not just a sister-in-law. June, I hope you know how much I loved you and I will miss you until we see each other again. If you can see this, please say hi to everyone there in heaven! The things and people you are seeing now are things we here on earth can only imagine!
Steve and Peggy Evans
Fort Cobb, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.  We are so sorry to hear about June's death.  This was quite a shock. She was a wonderful person, and will be missed. RIP our friend.
Kay Muse
Apache, OK
So very sorry for such a great loss.  She was a joy to be around.
Sonja Hamill
Anadarko, OK
Hugs and prayers for the family of this lovely, sweet lady. She touched many lives and her smile was contagious.
Sonya Timmons Springer
Oklahoma City, OK
Love you dear friend.  Peace be with you.
Martha Garrett
Gracemont, OK
She was truly the kindest person I have ever known.  Her faith was very strong. On her Spare time at work she would read her bible.  Mark was her true love and she loved her family so much. I will miss her smile and her kind heart. Rest In Peace my friend...
Nancy Salyer
Anadarko, OK
June was the sweetest. She always had a
smile and a kind word. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.
Terri (Grider) Alexander
Ponca City,, OK
June was one of the sweetest people I have ever known or met! Anytime OR anywhere I ever saw June; she always spoke and had a smile on her face! God gained a very sweet and loving Angel when he received June in Heaven!
Kay (Petrausch) Wright Burt
Marlow, OK
Sending prayers for comfort and strength to family. She was a very lovely sweet lady. Was blessed to have known and worked with her.
Peggy Carr
Anadarko, OK
June, I know you are in the arms of Jesus right now and the angels are rejoicing.  It was a blessing to be your friend so many years at the bank and working beside you.  Your smile and laughter would always brighten our days.  So many wonderful memories.  Much love and prayers for your family.
Lyn Freeman
Poolville, TX
I am just blown away, I Loved Sweet June.  Prayers for all the family, especially Sandy.
Melanie Morris
Apache, OK
So sorry for the family's loss. June was such a kind, sweet and soft spoken person. Heaven gained an angel.
Carolyn Coleman
Ponca City, OK
June was such a loving person. She will be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with the family.Love Max and Carolyn Coleman
Beverly Savage
Anadarko, OK
My dear friend, June. You are one of the sweetest people I ever met and I’m truly going to miss you!! See you again one day! Love you!

Charlene Harris
Anadarko, OK
Oh Ms June you will be missed by so many. From being a friend from high school to loving my kids from birth an my granddaughters also. We will miss your sweet face and smile. I know you are in a much better place. You will forever be in our hearts.
Ron and Janet Kimball
Anadarko, OK
You will be missed. Your sweet smile and pleasant personality.
Dale Pound
Miami, FL
A great loss. Rest In Peace and god bless
Beverly Kenedy
Anadarko, OK
Such a sweet lady.  She had a beautiful smile.  May God's place His arms around the family.
Kathy (Thomas) Gudgel
The Colony, TX
June was such a good friend and sweet soul.  So sorry about her passing; she was one of my best friends in high school.
Larry Gudgel
The Colony, TX
June and I were friends in High School. She was a very sweet person. May she be in Heaven right now. She will be missed by all.
Mark and Rose Moreland
Wichita, KS
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Terry & Ruth (Tustison) Oliphant
Anadarko, OK
I'm so sorry to hear of June's passing to her Heavenly Home.  We were in band together in high school and I will cherish the fond memories I have with her.  To her family - may peace fill your heart in the days to come.
Deborah Myers
Knightdale, NC
She was such a sweet caring person. My late husband David enjoyed the many years they worked together at KRPT.
Prayers for the family.
Sandy Harris (Sister)
Anadarko, OK
June loved each and every one of you.  Thank you for these precious comments and memories.  We knew we had a treasure, and we're so happy that others realized what a gem she was as well.
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