May 9, 1941 August 30, 2010
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Name = ROY AND MARILYN WALTON
Comments = Where would you ever begin? Family friends forever!!! All of the hamburger
cookouts, the wheatfields, the coffee shop with Roy and Bill, story after story, never ending,a
man who would do anything for you - he will be missed by all.
Name = Pamela Davis-Blazek
Comments = Please accept our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family. You have
always been special people to us and the Okeene community.
Name = Alvin Rauh
Comments = Elaine, John & Melinda: you are all in my prayers. May the Lord grant you
comfort and peace.
Name = Ol Gizzard
Comments = My condolences goes out to the Clester Family on the Passing of A Great
Husband,Father,Grandpa, Friend.I will miss his smile,Laugh and good memories when I
worked with him At Silly Willie's. I will always be Ol Gizzard since he was the one who thought
that nickname for me.. Rest in Peace My Friend.This is not goodbye.WE will see you again in
Name = Mike & Terri Fox
Comments = Your Family is in Our thoughts and prayers! Elaine, I will never forget when i
told you how scared i was of Bill and you laughed at me and told me he was a "big teddy bear"
and then when you told him he got such a big kick out of me being scared of him and he
assured me that you were right and he told me his bark was bigger than his bite!!!! He will be
greatly missed!!! If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to call!!!
Name = Elaine Clester
Comments = Thanks to each of you for these memory memorial of Bill.
|Okeene-Celebration of Life Service for Bill Lane Clester, 69, will be Thursday,
September 2, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith Center Fellowship in Meno with Pastor
Cody Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery east and south of
Okeene with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Okeene. Viewing will
be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The casket will
be open before the service at the church. Memories may be shared with the
family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
Bill was born on May 9, 1941 in Okeene to Albert and Vinita Blunk Clester and
passed from this life on August 30, 2010 in Okeene. He graduated from Okeene
High School in 1960. Bill married Elaine Richardson at Homestead in 1961 and to
this union two children were born: John and Melinda. Bill was awarded Kiwanis
Farmer of the Year and Blaine County Farm Family of the year in 1980. Bill was on
the Cimarron Electric Cooperative Board for over 35 years, serving as the current
president. He was an avid farmer, did custom haying, built over 40 stock trailers
and was a partner in DBH Helicopter Spraying Service. Bill and Elaine owned and
operated Silly Willies Restaurant in Okeene for over 9 years. Bill barbequed at
many community and charitable events with a “Bill Clester” original cooker.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine of Okeene; son, John Clester and wife, Angela of
Okeene; daughter, Melinda Westfahl and husband, Ralph of Ringwood; six
grandchildren, Audra Davis and husband, Josh, Deidra Clester, Zoe and Trinity
Clester, Chad Westfahl, Beau Westfahl; one brother, Bob Clester and wife,
Caroleen; uncles, Virgil Laubach and Glen Blunk; aunt, Beatrice Davis; sister-in-
law, Freda Richardson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Those who have preceded Bill in death include his parents; two infant brothers,
Don Edward and Johnny Lee.
Memorials may be made Okeene FFA Chapter to build community grill or to the
funeral home on behalf of the family.
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209 N. Main
Okeene, OK 73763