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Lafaun Locke

September 19, 1941 — May 24, 2021

LaFaun Bryson Locke was born September 19, 1941 in Ponca City, Oklahoma and passed away at her home May 24, 2021.

The daughter of Alfred Glen and LeAnna Lou Williams Bryson, LaFaun grew up on the family farm NE of Newkirk along the Arkansas River.  Her childhood years were spent helping on the farm, riding horses, and going to rodeos.

After graduating from Newkirk High School in 1959, she then went to on to graduate from Ponca City Business College in 1962.

She began working at Security Abstract Company, spending her day in the County Clerks office typing deeds, mortgages, oil & gas leases, etc.

She and Keith Locke were married October 6, 1962.

Their son, Steven R Locke, was born October 11, 1967.

In 1978 Keith and LaFaun opened Locke Auto Parts which they have operated for over 40 years. LaFaun worked until the end, never wanting to retire as she loved seeing her customers every day.

LaFaun was one of the original founders of Newkirk Main Street, serving on the Promotion Committee and Board of Directors.

She enjoyed the four seasons in Oklahoma and decorated her home to usher each season in.

She walked her entire life, enjoying the quiet and peacefulness of walking at night.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and she was baptized the same day as her father and uncle Clark Bryson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

LaFaun is survived by her husband of 58 years, Keith, her son Steven and her beloved grandson, Ryan Locke, all of Newkirk.  She is also survived by other extended family members and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Miller Stahl Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the family in attendance from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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128 S Main St, Newkirk, OK 74647

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