Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President is the Chair of the OkMEA committee that communicates with ill or bereaved members of our association. Send the name of the member and their best e-mail address to her. Janis also maintains an email list of those who would like to receive information about members of the association.


Posted on February 21

George Mechling, Del City music teacher Brenda’s husband, is to have open heart surgery (triple bypass) on Friday, January 22.  Brenda is going to take a 4-6 week leave of absence to take care of him. They both would appreciate our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Mechling
10217 SE 23rd ST
Midwest City, OK 73130
Recent Deaths

Posted on August 15

Our colleague and friend JoAnn Barker lost her husband unexpectedly and mother-in-law this past summer.  Her mailing address is:
7810 E 4th street
Tulsa, OK 74112.
She is at Childers Middle School in Broken Arrow.  This will be a really tough school year and I’m sure she needs all the condolences we could give her.

Posted on August 15

Miami High School choir director, Ron Stowell’s wife recently passed away from her battle with cancer.  They had been married 53 years.  We need to surround him with our prayers, thoughts, cards, emails, and words of encouragement. 
Ron Stowell
1414 12th Ave NE
Miami, OK 74354-3804

Posted on July 8

Both the father and mother of Randy Hurst, executive secretary of OMAA, owner of Midwest Music, and retired band director of El Reno, passed away on different days last week.  Randy is so faithful to keep us informed of former band directors who have passed away, as well as the backbone of OMAA, and we need to surround him with our love, thoughts, prayers, condolences, and encouraging words. 
Randy Hurst
2604 S Reno Ave
El Reno, OK 73036

Posted on June 23

Choral director at Edmond North and OkCDA President, Rondal (Ron) Wallace’s mother passed away Wednesday.  Services will be Monday at 10 AM at:
Demuth Funeral Home
1145 W Britton Rd.
Okla. City, OK 73114. 
Please send your condolences, thoughts and prayers to:
Ron Wallace
6125 N Warren Ave
Okla. City, OK 73112

Posted on May 9

From Lisa Cullison’s post on Oklahoma Choir Directors:  Wanted to share that my dad , Jack Pearson, passed away Sunday in Shawnee. He was a retired voice teacher at Oklahoma Baptist University, and the Bisonette Glee Club Director for 33 years. Many in this organization knew him and had him as a director or a teacher at OBU. His service will be Monday May 6 at 3:00 PM at University Baptist Church in Shawnee.
Send condolences, thoughts and prayers to:
Lisa Cullison
PO Box 91
Geronimo, OK 73543-0091
1-580-2767 (texts)

Posted on March 23

Send your thoughts and prayers to retired Durant choral director, Carolyn Wilkins, at the death of her older sister, Paula.

Carolyn Wilkins
115 Lynn Haven Dr
Durant, OK 74701

Cathy Crawford has retired from 19 years at Westside in Claremore and she taught at Ft. Gibson before that.  Send your congratulations to her for her years of service to our Oklahoma students.
Cathy Crawford
2600 Holly Rd
Claremore, OK 74017

Deborah Clements is retiring from Durant High School.

Deborah Clements
834 Butterfield Trail
Durant, OK 74701-8401

Pam Turbull is retiring from Sadler in Muskogee

Pam Turnbull
2960 N 24th St W
Muskogee, OK 74401-2258


Debbie Wood is retiring from Lawton Eisenhower

Debbie Wood
5521 NW Eisenhower Drive
Lawton, OK 73505-5826


Lisa McLean is retiring from Newcastle

Lisa McLean
PO Box 758
1205 N Doris Avenue
Newcastle, OK 73065-0758

Becky Lindley is retiring from Classen SAS in OKC

Becky Lindley
1116 NW 199th Street
Edmond, OK 73012-3402


Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

6721 Stonycreek Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 720-0889