Wanda Darlene Gelnar

January 22, 1942 - January 3, 2020
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Wanda D. Gelnar of Mangum, Oklahoma passed away on January 3, 2020 in Mangum, Oklahoma. Darlene was born January 22, 1942 to Raymond W Splawn and Esta I (Ware) Splawn in Mangum, Oklahoma. She graduated from Centralvue High School in 1960. She married Edward R. Gelnar on February 4, 1961 in Mangum, Oklahoma. She worked at Greer Downs, Dr. James MacRobert's dental office, Medical Center Pharmacy, Bratton Drug, and the Greer County Election Board until 2004 upon retirement. She was also the Secretary for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for many years. She was also known for being a wonderful seamstress. She did alterations for many people, sewed dresses for weddings and was awarded multiple times at a local, county, and state level for her exceptional sewing. She also had a love for photography and baking. She as a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mangum. She enjoyed camping, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She attended countless football, basketball, and baseball games and all other activities her grandchildren and great grandchildren were involved in.

Darlene is preceded in death by her husband Ed, her parents, a sister Kaye Strain, and a great grandson Kole David Gelnar.

She is survived by one son Junior Gelnar and wife Susan of Mangum, one daughter Stephanie Yocham and husband Calvin of Mangum; grandchildren: Wesley Gelnar and wife Ashley of Mangum, Jacob Gelnar and wife MaKenna of Mangum, Brandie Wilson and husband T.J. of Lone Wolf, Tennessee Yocham of Blair, Teri Yocham and fiance Ross Lard of Newcastle, Tyler Yocham of Blair, and Amber Harrison of Oklahoma City. She is also survived by great grandchildren: Kash, Kross, McKinleigh, Bentlee, Taytum, D.J., Gracie, Doven, Tinzlynn, Avery, Paxton, Asher, Triston, Ryan, and Colton.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Mangum, Oklahoma
Burial: Roselawn Cemetery
Mangum, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Viewing
Date: January 6, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Funeral
Date: January 7, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Interment
Date: January 7, 2020

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Melanie Atkins
Oklahoma City, OK
I'm air very sorry for your loss.
Melissa Mabry
Oklahoma City, OK
So very sorry for all of you.
She was a great lady.
Susie Hopper
Mangum, OK
Darlene was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed many laughs with her through the years. God's blessings to her family.
Tom Murta
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Peace and prayers to all of the family.
L.D. Ormand
Mangum, OK
She was a great lady.
Coy & Kim Cooper
Howardwick, TX
May God bless ya'll
Donald & Rogina Shelton
Mangum, OK
So sorry for yals loss. May God Bless u all.
Mark and Pam Cook
Elk City, OK
Sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Darlene. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Denise Dietsch Esham
Whaleyville, MD
Sending hugs and prayers for your loss.  God needed her more.
Sharon and Tom Hood
Baltimore, MD
We are so sorry for your loss.  Love and prayers for the family.
Travonna Baker Wootton
Willow, OK
My deepest sympathy to all of Darlene’s family. May the memories of love and laughter carry you through this difficult time.
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