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Donna Ryel

November 11, 1933 — September 9, 2016

Donna Rose Ryel was born November 11, 1933 near Carmen, the daughter of Hugh Green and Mabel Williamson Green. She passed from this life on September 9, 2016 in Enid. Donna and Johnie Ryel were married in Carmen on August 24, 1951. In 1969 they made their home in Conway, Arkansas where she was a construction supervisor for Nabholz Construction. They lived in Conway until they moved to Owasso in 2008. She had moved to Enid in 2012.

Donna loved society life being a member of Beta Sigma Phi Chapter XI Master. She also loved traveling in the RV as part of Good Sam's Club. She was a skier either while being at the lake or where there was snow. In addition to RV traveling, they went many places as well as on cruises to New Zeland and Australia. Family gatherings were another favorite thing for Donna. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid but had been unable to attend for health reasons.

Those who have preceded her in death are her husband, Johnie Ryel; her son, Gary Ryel; her daughter-in-law, Betsy Ryel; a grandson, Bennett Ryel; her parents, Hugh and Mabel Green and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Green.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Rita Anthony and husband, Max of Aline; two brothers, Leland Green of Caladona, Mississippi and Corky Green and wife, Loreta of Carmen; one sister, Vereta McBride and husband, Max of Aline; grandchildren, Hilary Nicholson and husband, Matt of Collinsville, Haley Anthony of Sand Springs, Wain Ryel and wife, Michelle of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Rosanna Hubbard and husband, Daniel of Bella Vista, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Jayden Howerton, Aleigh Nicholson and River Ryel as well as many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life service for Donna will be Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Carmen Christian Church. Burial will follow in Carmen City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. Viewing will be Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Arubah Community Clinic through the funeral home.

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