Ivan's Story

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Funeral service for Ivan is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Cleo Springs Nazarene Church. Burial follows at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery west of Aline, with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., Helena.
Viewing is 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday. www.LanmanMemorials.com. Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Ivan was born December 19, 1936, to Gene Renshaw and Pauline Melton Renshaw, and passed from this life December 11, 2017, in Enid. Ivan graduated from the Sulphur School for the Deaf in 1956.
August 15, 1958, he married Carolyn Smith in Enid. Ivan and Carolyn had two sons, Jerry and Randall.
Ivan was a typesetter for a newspaper. After he went to night school to become a welder, he worked for Waldon and in the oil field. The last phase of his career was the House Director for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Ivan had lived in this area for over 50 years. He served as an officer in the Oklahoma Association for the Deaf, a voting delegate for the NationalAssociation for the Deaf and was a charter member and officer for the "Happy Deaf Campers."
Ivan enjoyed fishing, welding and making metal art work. He also loved visiting with family and friends. Ivan and Carolyn traveled to over twenty states in their motor home with family and many deaf friends from all over the United States.
Those who preceded Ivan in death include his wife, Carolyn; father, Gene Renshaw; mother, Pauline Melton and stepmother, Ann Renshaw.
Survivors include his sons, Jerry Renshaw and wife, Jogay of Elgin, and Randall Renshaw and wife, Lisa of Beaver; seven grandchildren, Malanda Renshaw Rust, Micah Huey, Nichole Renshaw Jackson, Jared Huey, Brandon Renshaw, Jared Renshaw and Ryan Renshaw; great-grandchildren, Jade Jackson, Jorelyn Jackson, Raynie Renshaw and Jaxon Renshaw.
Memorials may be given to Deaf Missions, through the funeral home.
Published on December 13, 2017
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