Lana Mayer Wyche
Services for Lana Mayer Wyche, 74, of Afton and formerly of Ada are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Larry Hawkins will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wyche passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tulsa.
Lana Sue Templeton was born May 14, 1945, to Oscar Ward "O.W." Templeton and Mildred Milford in Pauls Valley. She was the youngest of three and the only girl.
Her two older brothers took their jobs as older brothers seriously when it came to Lana. Even as adults, the three siblings were always there for each other in times of need. The saying "to know her was to love her" was exemplified with Lana. She had a way of making everyone feel at ease and made you feel like you were the only one in the room when she spoke to you.
Lana met and married Walter Joseph Mayer Jr. on Aug. 24, 1963. Walt and Lana had two sons together, Walter Joseph Mayer III and Michael David Mayer. The two boys were Lana's true loves. She loved being a mother and later a grandmother.
During their life together, Walt and Lana did many things together, from running the Mayer family ranch to owning a lumber yard in Stonewall to owning Ada True Value in Ada. Lana taught elementary school in Stonewall for several years during all of this. Her former students still speak fondly of Lana and what a positive part of their life she was.
After retiring from teaching, Lana sold real estate with her sister-in-law, Margaret Barton, until 2004, when she retired completely. Over the years, life happened, children grew up, moved away and came back home. Walt passed away in 2004.
Lana married Jim Wyche on May 23, 2006, near their home on Grand Lake in Afton.
Lana enjoyed her retired years and spent summers at her home in Angel Fire, New Mexico, fishing and playing golf with Jim.
Lana is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Julian Noland; her husband Walt; and her son Walter Joe.
Lana is survived by her son Michael, his wife, Jayna, and their three children, Olivia, Owen and Carter Mayer of Broken Arrow; her brother, Jerry Noland of Arizona; her husband Jim Wyche of Afton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones that Lana cared about deeply. Her family is left with a large hole in their hearts, and she will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks that you make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma Chapter, 2448 E. 81st St., Ste. 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137, or to cancer research and aid.
Published on February 24, 2020

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Missy Lenhart
Mar 14, 2020
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Lana Wyche. Lana wasn’t mom’s next door neighbor at the Abbey and had a special place in my heart. Lana always recognized me when I would visit, and always wanted to give me a hug or hold my hand on the couch. She would point to me from across the room to indicate she wanted me to come over. I sure miss seeing her at the Abbey. She was a special lady. Prayers for her family!
Robert Krumme
Mar 02, 2020
My wife entered the Abbey at Tulsa's Montereau in August 2019. I thereafter got to know Lana, as she and my wife became "best friends". They ate together, walked the halls holding hands, and occasionally got into spats. To the end, I could usually get Lana to reveal that beaming smile when she seemed sad. I never knew her when she was healthy, but she became my friend when she was sick. I will miss her.
Robert Krumme
Feb 28, 2020
My wife entered the Abbey at Tulsa's Montereau in August 2019. I thereafter got to know Lana, as she and my wife became "best friends". They ate together, walked the halls holding hands, and occasionally got into spats. The the end, I could usually get Lana to reveal that beaming smile when she seemed sad. I never knew her when she was healthy, but she became my friend when she was sick. I will miss her.
Diana McGehee Bird
Feb 25, 2020
My deepest condolences to Michael and Mr. Wyche and family.

Mrs. Wyche was my third grade teacher the same year my mom babysat pre-school aged Walter Joe, so I rode to and from school every day with the then Mrs. Mayer. All my Stonewall Elementary teachers were wonderful, but Lana Mayer was especially memorable. I will never forget her sweet smile and gentleness and the way she made my third-grade year special. We loved her dearly.