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Kathleen DeGeare

July 30, 1945 – Aug 22, 2014

Sharon “Shannon” Kathleen DeGeare went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 22, 2014, in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the granddaughter of the famous Ed and Stella Gallagher, of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

She was a loving wife and mother. Shannon loved all of her animals and living the farm life with her husband. Her passions were researching and buying antiques as well as creating her family’s genealogy for the future generations.

Shannon is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jesse DeGeare; brother, Richard Pruitt; sons, David DeGeare and Jay DeGeare; and grandchildren, Christian DeGeare, Reagan DeGeare, Jakob DeGeare, and Taylor DeGeare.

Public viewing will be held at the Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Sunday, August 24 between 2:30 and 8 p.m.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 25 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma, at 2 p.m.


  1. Our family grieves with you at the loss of such a wonderful lady. She had such a deep love for her animals we know she will be watching over them in heaven. She will be missed and affectionately remembered by all those who came in contact with her. During these difficult times we will be praying for your family.

  2. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your precious Wife and Mother. Though we never had the privilege to meet her in person–we felt like we knew her through our Grandson Garrett who had such a very deep affection for her. We pray that the Lord will give you Peace and Comfort during this time.

    Betty & Everett Allen

  3. Dear Jesse, David and Jay and All the Family,

    I am shocked and so sad that Shannon is gone from earth. She was such a great Christian woman that we know her spirit is now with God and we will be with her again for all eternity. Don and I knew Jesse and Shannon so well….our very good friends, who would do anything for us. Once Jesse helped Don rescue our car which had broken down in another state . Shannon was such a thoughtful person and cared so deeply about her community. She loved her animals, but loved people around her even more and loved to surprise them with gifts that were very thoughtfully planned. She cherished her family and delighted us with stories of happenings in her close and extended family. She loved to be in the church building to worship God. We ate many
    a meal together in various restaurants in Edmond and Guthrie and OKC. Shannon and Jesse made such a great team and worked hard together on their farm. She was always mailing beautiful cards to those who were sick or bereaved or having a birthday. It will be hard for you, Jesse, and for all your family, to go on living without Shannon, but she will be with you in a sense, and God will be your strength.
    With love,
    Carol Vinzant

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