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Services for Lurtie Marie Deskin, 95, of Muskogee and formerly of Ada are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ruth Deskin will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Deskin died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at a Tulsa hospital. She was born March 24, 1922, in Pushmataha County to Bird Dine and Maudie Larie McCullar Smith.
She married Gene Deskin in 1942. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2002. Mrs. Deskin was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Beth Welch of Muskogee; one son, Doyle Deskin and wife, Ruth, of Jack Fork; one granddaughter, Keli Wilbourn and husband, Matt, of Fort Gibson; one great-granddaughter, Audrey Gilliam of Fort Gibson; two great-grandsons, Nolan and Maddux Wilbourn of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; parents, Bird and Maudie Smith; five brothers; and one sister.
Bearers will be J. D. Smith, Bill Hicks, Carl Smith, Jeremy Smith, Roger Stidham and Matt Wilbourn. Honorary bearers will be Jonathan Smith, John Doyle Purdom and John Michael.
Published on May 30, 2017
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