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Janie passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was 72.
Jane Kay Deal was born Oct. 7, 1944 at home in Barnsdall, OK. She weighed only two and a half pounds. Raised in the Osage environment with three other sisters, Jolene Campbell, Julia Seals and Jinx Geurin. Jane had two children Penny Kay and Timmy Ray. She lived around many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and lots of cousins.
She was schooled at Barnsdall, attended and participated in the Osage Indian dances, feasts and ceremonies until moving to Claremore, Okla. in 1959. Jane resided at the J.B. Milam senior citizens apartment building for the last fourteen years. She knew everyone that lived there and made many friends.
Her favorite thing was animals, squirrels, rabbits, ducks, geese and bird watching. Janie as we all called her was a very special person who liked to help people in need. She made many friends in her lifetime who will never forget her. Her father James C. Deal (Osage/Cherokee Indian) and her mother Josephine (Williams) Deal (Osage/Cherokee Indian) spoiled and took good care of her. She was so tiny they didn't know if she would make it or not but she did and grew up to be a very fine daughter.
Janie took her journey after a short stay at a Tulsa hospital to be with her great spirit at the age of 72. We will all miss her and keep her close to our hearts.
Those that remain are her children, Tim and Penny Geurin, numerous grandchildren, brother, Sam Deal, sisters, Julia Seals and husband Edward Campbell, Jinx Geurin and Florence Deal, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles "Sonny" Deal, sisters Joy, Jeannie, and Mary Deal, and Jolene Campbell.
In lieu of flowers or other condolences, please consider making a donation in Janie's name to the American Cancer Society at 4110 S. 100th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74146.
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