Edward Robert Gelnar

October 30, 1936 - November 22, 2018
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Edward Robert Gelnar of Mangum, Oklahoma passed away on November 22, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born October 30, 1936 to Robert Gelnar and Bessie Cerny Gelnar in Brinkman, Oklahoma. He graduated from Mangum High School in 1956. He served his country in the Air Force. He spent his life as a Rancher and retired from the Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mangum. He enjoyed camping, working with his cattle and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Joe, a sister Angie Martin, a great grandson, Kole David Gelnar and a sister-in-law Kaye Strain.

He is survived by his wife Darlene of the home.
One son, Junior Gelnar and wife Susan of Mangum.
One daughter, Stephanie Yocham and husband Calvin of Mangum.

Grandchildren: Wesley and wife Ashley, Mangum, Oklahoma, Jacob and companion MaKenna, Mangum, Oklahoma, Brandie Wilson and husband TJ, Lonewolf, Oklahoma, Tennessee Yocham, Blair, Oklahoma, Teri Yocham and companion Ross Lard, Newcastle, Oklahoma, Tyler Yocham, Blair, Oklahoma and Amber Harrison, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Great Grandchildren: Kash, McKinleigh, Bentlee, Taytum, Doven, DJ, Gracie, Triston, Ryan, Colton, Tinzlynn, Avery, Paxton and Asher and a host of other Relatives and Friends

Viewing will be held at Ray and Martha's Funeral Home in Mangum, Oklahoma from 2pm till 8pm on Sunday, November 25, 2018 and 9am till 8pm on Monday, November 26, 2018. The family will receive friends from 6pm till 8pm on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 10am on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 N Byers, Mangum, Oklahoma. Interment following at Roselawn Cemetery, Mangum, Oklahoma under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home of Mangum, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Date: November 27, 2018

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Richard Blain and Mary Watkins also Wylie Blain
Mangum, OK
Sorry for your loss, Ed was such a great friend and neighbor. He will be missed very much.
Pansy Watkins
Oklahoma City, OK
Ed was such a good man. I am so sorry for his family that is left behind without him. He loves his kids and grandkids, and great grandkids. God has another Angel.
Teresa Burkhalter Cheek
Shawnee, OK
I'm so very saddened to hear of Ed's passing.  My prayers are with Darlene, Stephanie, Junior and all the family.
Jo Strang
Washington, DC
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jo, Shobhik and Chris.
Jo Strang
Washington, DC
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jo, Shobhik and Chris.
Kevin & Laura Wooster
Wichita Falls, PA
Prayers To JR. & Steph. and family. Big Ed was a good man had I lots of good times with him and the family. He will be missed. RIP Ed
Denise Williams
Bellingham, WA
Truely sorry for such a big loss to the family and community..Ed will deatly be missed.  One of my favorite customers at the feed store.
Denise Dietsch Esham and family
Whaleyville, MD
Heartfelt sympathy to your family for the loss of your father. Prayers for healing hearts.
Sending hugs from Maryland
Kay Gelnar
Edmond, OK
What can one say about our dear cousin, Ed? He loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. Just a tad ornery but with a heart as big as Texas. He was devoted to Darlene, his kids and grandkids. We will miss his smile and hearty laugh. Rest In Peace, dear Ed.
Alex Williams
Bells, TX
My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Amber Payne
Mangum, OK
Always sweet to everyone! Truly enjoyed seeing his face every day when he would come to see Wanda! He will be missed ????
W.R. Strain II
Oklahoma City, OK
He will be missed.
Jerry and Delana Wilkerson
Odessa, TX
Uncle Ed was one of a kind and he will be missed so much!!! Mangum wont be the same without him.
Jerry and Delana Wilkerson
Odessa, TX
Uncle Ed was one of a kind and he will be missed so much!!! Mangum wont be the same without him.
Crystal Gitchell
Washington, DC
We are very sorry for your loss and send our deepest condolences. We are holding your family in our thoughts and prayers. Crystal, Ryan and Violet Gitchell
Darrel & Gwyn Dominick
Stillwater, OK
Dear Darlene, Junior and Steph -
We are very sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers for peace and to remember the good times.  We had such a wonderful experience living and working in Mangum.  A big part of that was your family and the church family.  We had a lot of fun.  Working with Ed was great and sometimes challenging.  You know, he was a little stubborn at times but always got the job done.  Please know that his work and your support of it has made a difference for generations to come.  We love our memories of all of you.  Our hearts break for your loss.
Keith Borman
McLean, VA
JR, Susan and family: We are thinking of you frequently throughout the day.  Sending prayers and strong thoughts of strength and peace your way.
Wayne E. Fjeseth
Moore, OK
I worked with Ed starting in 1990. He was a good friend as well as a co-worker. He will be missed.
Amy Krouse and Familu
Herndon, VA
Your family is in our prayers this week. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Jerry Swartwood
Cheyenne, OK
Sorry to hear of Ed's passing.  I'd say he was a good man, but, instead I will say he IS a good man....always friendly and always seemed to be smiling.
Sam Sells
Moore, OK
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Ed when he and Darlene sponsored our class. Prayers to Darlene, Stephanie, Junior and their families.
We will truly miss Ed and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family.  His Mangum HS class of 1956 will sorely miss him also.
Jill Medeiros
Redondo Beach, CA
Dear JR, Susan and family,
We are truly sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers.
-Steve and Jill Medeiros
Sandra Hough
Clinton, OK
Sincerely sorry to learn of Ed's passing.  I worked with Ed for many years in an administrative capacity.  He was a model employee and helped to put lots of good conservation practices on the land.  Peace to him and the family.
Glenn and LaNelda McDaniel
Stillwater, OK
Dear Darlene, Jr. & Stephanie:
We were so saddened to hear about Ed.  We have such wonderful memories of our work days at the Conservation office in Mangum and all the hard work we accomplished together.  As we all know, Ed loved to have fun and he would get a real thrill out of pulling pranks on all his co-workers.  His laughter was contagious.  He will be dearly missed.  We send our love and deepest sympathy.
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