2600 NW 55th Place
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

Leon Francis Clymer

Leon Clymer

July 30, 1937 – July 1, 2008

Leon Francis Clymer, Oklahoma City, was born July 30, 1937 in Crescent, Oklahoma to Walter and Berta Mae Clymer.

Leon went to be with His LORD on July 1, as a result of an accident on Yellow Breeches Creek while attending the 2008 Messiah Conference in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Leon has attended this National Conference of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America since 1983. It was there that he and his wife Leslie caught the messianic vision that Jewish people can retain their Jewish identity while believing that Yeshua (Jesus) is The Messiah. A messianic gentile with a servant’s heart, in 1992 he founded Kehilat Rosh Pinah, a Messianic Jewish congregation in Oklahoma City and has served as an elder there since 2000. He has also served the congregation as Beginning Hebrew and Jewish Roots instructor.

Leon graduated from Crescent High School. After finishing his U.S. Army term stationed in Bamburg Germany, Leon returned to Oklahoma where he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Leon then earned an MBA from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. Leon had worked in the insurance industry for 43 years, most recently as an Agent with Wesco Insurance Agency in Yukon, OK.

Leon’s last moments in this life were a reflection of his real nature. He was looking out for the good of others, even at his own peril. He was doing something he loved doing and was with people he loved being with. We are thankful that Leon’s last day and hours were spent being himself, in the very best sense, that wonderful, thoughtful, gentle man of GOD we know and love. Leon was a man who loved family, nature, sports, and the friendship of many from all walks of life. He will be fondly remembered as a father who was completely generous with his support and love, and through both his words and his deeds, showed the people around him in his life how to be responsible, humble and compassionate.

He is survived by wife Leslie of the home; one daughter, Renee Holoubek and her husband Joe of Summerville, SC; two sons David Clymer and his wife Melissa of Oklahoma City; and Steve Clymer and his wife Ginger of Norman; and one stepson, Christian Lutton of San Antonio, TX. Leon was also a grandfather to six, Dustin Hendrix, Joey, Molly, Allissa and Avery Holoubek, Reed Clymer and one great granddaughter, Hannah Hendrix. He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Braatz, Newcastle, PA, Wilma Weber, Dover, OK and one brother, Jerry Clymer of Tuscon, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clifford Clymer, Guthrie, OK.

Gary Max Beasley

Gary Beasley

October 6, 1946 – November 28, 2010

Gary Max Beasley went home to be with his LORD and Savior Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Messiah, on Novemeber 28, 2010. Gary was born October 6, 1946 in McPherson, Kansas, the oldest child of Max and Wilma Beasley.

He is survived by his wife Michele Beasley, daughters Mary Monden, Keren Beasley, and Sarah Beasley, stepdaughters Becky Cronister, Melanie Mallory, and Laurie Jennings and their families, his brother Steve Beasley and his family, his aunt Mildred Ring and her family, his uncle Bud Anthony and his family, and numerous extended family members.

Gary was preceded in death by parents Max and Wilma Beasley and sister Rhonda Beasley.

Gary earned an Associates degree in Metallurgy from Oklahoma State University. He served in the United States Air Force at Travis Air Force Base. He had a metal salvage business for many years before retiring on medical disability. Gary loved hiking, the outdoors, hunting, baseball, history, and talking politics.

Gary was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and his congregational family of Kehilat Rosh Pinah Messianic Jewish Congregation.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and other staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center for the wonderful and compassionate care they provided to Gary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Kehilat Rosh Pinah, The Amerian Syringomyelia Alliance Project, or the charity of your choice.

Vernon Jean Justus

Vern Justus

August 1, 1932 – April 30, 2010

Vernon Jean (Vern) Justus, 77, no longer walks by faith, but by sight. He has exchanged the temporary for the eternal. He went to be with Jesus (Yeshua) on April 30, 2010. Vern was born August 1, 1932, in Omaha, NE to Vernly V. and Eva N. Justus. His sister, Mary Jane, was also born there before the family moved to Detroit, MI in 1942, and then to Oklahoma City in 1944. He graduated from Putnam City Hight School in 1950 and attended Oklahoma City University before joining the Army in 1953. While stationed at SHAPE Headquarters in France, he met Anna Maria (Mia) James, who served in the Dutch military, and they were married in Louveciennes, France on September 3, 1955. They moved to Edmond, OK where their son Vernon Robert was born in 1957. Vern worked as an industrial engineer at Aero Commander. He also worked servicing medical equipment inOklahoma City, and upgrding radar sites all over the U.S. for FAA.

Vern and Mia both met Yeshua on May 2, 1971, while attending Springdale Alliance Church. In 1992 they helped establish Rosh Pinah Messianic Jewish Congregation where Vern served as an elder and finally as treasurer. After his love for Yeshua and his family, Vern loved photography, ham radio, electronics, reading and talking. As Vern grew in his relationship with Yeshua he became a godly man and began to realize how precious the people in his life were. Vern is survived by his wife, Mia, sister, Mary Jane and husband, Paul McCullough; son, Vernon and wife, Deby; and children Jessica, Evan, Keith; nephew, Rob Lake; neice Amy Gilpatrick and son, Preston.

James Don Reeves

Don Reeves

June 16, 1946 - September 6, 2012

It was on September 6, 2012, our beloved friend, Rosh Pinah Elder and brother in Messiah, Don Reeves, went to be with the LORD after a battle with leukemia. Don left an exemplary legacy of faith, godly actions, wisdom, generosity and victory for all who knew him. The word, mishpacha (family) was an important one for Don. He dearly loved his wife of 45 years, Priscilla, and his family while laboring tirelessly for his spiritual mishpacha at Rosh Pinah. Don was a servant among servants. He learned and then taught Hebrew, offered hospitality and counsel to many, made wise decisions as an Elder and faithfully oversaw congregational finances. Don was instrumental in the process of purchasing our congregational facility, hoping to 'zero out' our current mortgage as soon as possible. He was trustworthy and dependable.

Don and Priscilla have always been tender hearted towards fellow believers and in particular the believing community in Israel. Don spent over twenty years in the military. Significantly, Don was a faithful part of the LORD's army of praisers and worshipers at Rosh Pinah. We miss seeing his hands elevated to the Risen King in our sanctuary at Rosh Pinah. Yet, we are thankful to the LORD for the blessed memories we have of our brother, Don, and for the example he set for us all.

Dr. James "Don" Reeves, of Midwest City, was born June 16, 1946, and died Sept. 6, 2012. He was a retired Air Force Colonel of 23 years; elder at Rosh Pinah congregation; a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, his five children, eight grandchildren and two sisters.