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Funeral services for Della Beers, 91, formerly of Canton, OK will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Longdale Community Church with Pastor Ray Schoonmaker officiating. Interment will be at 4:00 p.m. in Harmon Cemetery, Harmon, OK under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. Della Mae Cooper was born April 11, 1923 at Aspermont, TX to Charlie and Frances Cooper. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Midwest City, OK. She married Matthew Beers on July 20, 1941 in the home of his parents. Matthew and Della moved to Canton in 1953 to pastor the Full Gospel Church on Main Street from 1953 to 1970. They also pastored the Longdale Community Church from 1980 to 2000. They moved to Okeene for several years, then moved into the Fairview Fellowship Home and was there for several years. They later moved into the nursing home in Midwest City to be near Della's sister. Della and Matthew were married for 72 years when Matthew departed this life on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Midwest City, OK. Della was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Matthew; Survivors include one sister Ethel Dotson of Vancouver, WA; sister-in-law, Darlene Lynes of Vici, OK; and several nieces and nephews; Memorials may be made to the Harmon Cemetery Association, with the funeral home serving as custodian at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724. Condolences may be offered online at www.haiglerpierce.com.
Published on  January 30, 2015
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