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Helen LaJune Spears

Helen LaJune Spears    Helen LaJune Spears, 91, died Friday morning at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after almost two months of declining health resulting from a hip fracture.
    She professed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age, and had been a resident of Golden Oaks Retirement Village for a number of years following her retirement from First National Bank, where she had worked since 1958.
    She was a widow of the Rev. Paul Bert Spears, who died on June 27, 1990.
    Mrs. Spears, who was born on June 2, 1916 in Prospect, was the only child of the late Nick and Della (Barker) Birk. She was graduated from high school in Conrad, in 1934, and was married to Paul Spears, pastor of the First Christian Church there, on Feb. 6, 1944.
    They later moved to Enid and then to Waukomis, where the Rev. Spears was  pastor of the Christian Church, and later to Snyder, where she was a teller at First National Bank for approximately 14 years. The family returned to Enid in 1958, and Mrs. Spears finished out her long years in the banking industry at First National Bank of Enid.
    Mrs. Spears is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Evalee and Heinz F. Poellet, of Oak Creek, Wis.; a stepson, Allen Spears and his wife, Colleen Sheppard, of Nashville, Tenn.; and a stepdaughter, Valdean and her husband the Rev. H. Wallis Dobson, of Greeneville, Tenn. Survivors also include a grandson, Maj. Derek Jon Poellet of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, his wife Jennifer and their three daughters, Anna, Aleksia and Amelia, of Sanford, N.C. and a granddaughter, Capt. Keira Ayn Poellet, of the US Air Force stationed in the Azores; step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren who survive are:  Jeff Keller, of Charlotte, N.C., and his daughter Sarah Keller, of Greeneville; Mrs. Phillip (Laurie) Evans and her sons, Eric and Andrew Evans, of Greeneville; Jacque Lyons, of Greeneville and her children Jordan Wilson, of Bristol, Tenn. and Courtney Wilson, of Greeneville; Mrs. Gary (Pamela) Waddell and her son, Cory Ryan Mathes, of Greeneville; Mrs. Mike (Stacey) Wallis and her daughter, Samantha, of Warner; Becky Westbrook, of Muskogee and her daughters, Lindsay and Emily, both of Clute, Texas; Mrs. Jeff (Andrea) Harsha and daughters, Miranda and Cassidy, of Clute and Mrs. Sharon (Stephani) Factor and her son, Stephen, of San Jose, Calif.; two nieces and one nephew; and cousins in Minnesota.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m., Oct. 4 at Golden Oaks Retirement Village, where the Rev. and Mrs. Spears lived in their retirement years. Norman “Shorty” Unruh, the chaplain at Golden Oaks, will conduct the service and burial will follow immediately in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
    Memorials may be made to the Golden Oaks Retirement Village Chapel or to favorite charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be emailed to the family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .