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Lynn Smith Mikles
Obituary for
Lynn Smith Mikles
Submitted by: Bob Chada

© The Guthrie News Leader
Thursday, December 16, 1999

Funeral services for Lynn Smith Mikles, 54, of Guthrie, Okla. will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999 at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple, 900 E. Oklahoma in Guthrie. Services will be immediately followed by a reception (lunch) at the First Baptist Church of Crescent, 220 S. Grand in Crescent. In accordance with his wishes his body will be creamated following the service. Funeral services are under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home in Guthrie, Okla. Lynn died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999 at Logan Hospital and Medical Center. Lynn was born Nov. 26, 1945 on the Journeys End Ranch in Crescent, Okla. His family later moved to Guthrie, where he attended Guthrie High School and graduated in 1963. He went on to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. After leaving OSU, he joined the United States Navy where he served during the Vietnam War on the USS Pritchett, and was a naval instructor at US Naval Base in Olathe, Kan. After leaving the military he joined Western Broadcasting, and was the youngest television station manager in their history. He worked in sales positions and was always one of the top salesmen. Most recently, he worked for Graybar Electric Company, Inc. out of Oklahoma City.
He returned to Crescent with his wife, Sharon, to live at the Journeys End Ranch where his love of fishing, hunting and the outdoors filled his last days. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a perpetual member of the Albert Pike Lodge No. 162, AF and AM, a member of the India Shriners, active in the clowns and a lifetime friend of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Bellow Mikles; a son, Todd A. Mikles of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Jill V. Mikles-Probst of Oklahoma City; a stepson, Kenneth Bellow of Minneapolis, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Kymberly Barry of Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Perry Lee Mikles of Westchester, Penn.; six grandchildren, Zachary, Mikel, Reed, Brennan, Jennifer and Seth.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Lee Mikles and father, Henry Peck Mikles, both of Guthrie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Temple Educational Foundation at 900 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie, OK 73114.
Friends may call at Abernathy Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday.

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