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Lael Hannon Geyer

October 20, 1928 — April 3, 2022

Lael Hannon Geyer

Lael was born October 20, 1928, in Sandusky, Ohio to Rachel and Harry A. Hannon. Her namesake is Numbers 3:24 meaning "belonging to God." A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she entered eternal rest with Jesus Christ on April 3, 2022, surrounded by her husband, her three daughters and her son. Lael grew up in Wellington, Ohio during the Depression and World War II. She attended Oberlin College and Ohio State University. In the fall of their senior years, Jim and Lael met; just before graduation from Oberlin College, Jim proposed on May 30, 1950. They married June 16, 1951, after Jim's first year of medical school at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 16, 2021.Lael was an extraordinary life partner to her husband including numerous moves for his medical residency and career before they came to Oklahoma City in 1962 with their four children. Throughout her life, Lael was an exceptional first teacher to her children. She was active in her children's activities including Brownies, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, PTAs (Belle Isle and Quail Creek Elementary Schools, Hoover Jr. High then Middle School and John Marshall High School, where she served as PTA president). As a Christian she was active in congregational life at First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City and then Covenant Presbyterian Church. She participated in church Circles, Sunday Schools and governance as an elder. She was also an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels. As an Oklahoman, Lael believed in civic engagement including: League of Women Voters (past president of Oklahoma City chapter), a Belle for Bellmon and a poll worker for decades. She appreciated hearing guest speakers at OU, listening to performances of the Oklahoma City Symphony and then Philharmonic, and traveling in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. And, she was a voracious reader. Lael was predeceased by her parents, brother Ovid Hannon, and son-in-law Randy Harris. Lael is survived by her husband James R. Geyer M.D. as well as her children Laura, Janet, Barbara (Phil) and Paul (Sky), her eight grandchildren Casey (Jack), Kylie (Bryan), Ryan, William (Cameron), Charles, Savannah (Austin), Bronwyn, and Stanton, her two great grandchildren Pete and Louise and her three nephews David (Gail), Chris (Nancy) and Dan (Susan). A Memorial Service to celebrate Lael's life will be held 2:00 PM Monday, May 23, 2022 at Covenant Presbyterian Church 10100 Ridgeview Drive, The Village, OK 73120 with a reception to follow.
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Memorial Service

Monday, May 23, 2022

Covenant Presbyterian Church


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