Dana Lynn Mayes, loving wife and mother, and longtime Edmond teacher, was released into Heaven early Friday morning. On this final journey she was surrounded by her husband, Jerry Mayes, and her five children: Amanda Stewart, Abby Royal, Greg Mayes, Scott Mayes and Steve Mayes.
Dana was a creative person with a brilliant, sparkling mind. She was a teacher for over 30 years, primarily at Sequoyah and Cheyenne Middle Schools in Edmond. She was recognized as Edmond Teacher of the Year and was a State of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalist. Dana has had a lasting impact on the countless students who passed through her classroom where she encouraged her students to look beyond their limitations and to strive for excellence.
Dana will be remembered by her family as a bold and creative force that forever supported, enlightened and spoiled those she loved. We will always cherish Dana’s laughter, love and tremendous heart.
She is survived by her doting husband Jerry, her five children, her 13 grandchildren, her five great-grandkids, her dog and her mother, Alma Duncan.
The Family will greet friends on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book and enjoy pictures anytime Saturday or Sunday.
A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday October 20, 2014 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.
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