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Jerry LaGrow

Jerry LaGrow, 79, of Jet, Oklahoma, departed this life to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017, two days shy of his 80th birthday.   Jerry was born March 11, 1937 in Cherokee to Francis and Eunice LaGrow.  He attended and graduated from Jet High School, where he was a four-year starter on the football team and served as the team captain his senior year.   

After graduating high school, Jerry attended Oklahoma A&M College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1959.   He married his high school sweetheart, Connie Joan Shaklee, on July 13, 1957.  Together they moved back to their home town of Jet to begin their life of farming and raising a family.   Jerry and Connie were married for 59 wonderful years.

Jerry worked for the law firm of Morford and Benson for 43 years as an accountant.  He also used his accounting skills by serving as treasurer for various clubs and organizations.  Jerry served on the Jet-Nash School Board and the Alfalfa County ASCS board.  He was a Lions Club treasurer for 37 years.  He served as a Jet UMC trustee and was a Farm Trust member, a Lay Leader, a District Lay Servant Speaker and a long-time adult Sunday school teacher.   He thoroughly enjoyed giving sermons to the surrounding community churches.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Eunice LaGrow.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Connie of Jet; daughter, Penny Gregory and husband, Ron of Houston, Texas and son, Jeff LaGrow and wife, Alana of Edmond.   His five cherished grandsons include Blake LaGrow and wife, Jennifer of Edmond, Tyler Gregory and wife, Lauren of Houston, Texas, Daniel Gregory of Dallas, Texas, Austin LaGrow of Edmond, and Collin LaGrow and wife, Barbara of Dallas, Texas.  Jerry also leaves behind two great grandsons, Tripp and Dax LaGrow of Edmond, and numerous friends and relatives.   

Funeral services will be held at the Jet United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Viewing will be Monday 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. 

Memorials may be made to Jet United Methodist Church through the funeral home. 

Expressions from friends and relatives

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May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff


please know that our hearts and prayers go out to you and all your family at this most difficult time. Our parents are our anchors,to lose one can cause us to feel adrift. Our faith helps anchor us anew. The foundation that they helped us build is always there, to draw on at times like these.
All our love
Roy and Joan
Roy and Joan Simmons Jr.


Was so shocked to here about Jerry. I remember our school days and during college always riding back to Jet in Jerry\'s car. We had a lot of fun during those times.  We will miss him. Sorry we can\'t make it to the service but will be thinking of you Connie and your family.  Prayers and Peace to all of you.
Janice and John Hitchcock


Our thoughts and prayers to your families at the loss of Jerry.   Many fond memories.
Shirley, AK Armstrong


Our thoughts and prayers to you Connie.
Ann and Stan Moffat


Thinking of you and your Family and sending our prayers that time will help dry all your tears and the loving memories will heal your sadness.
Melanie and Ward


May you feel the Lord's loving presence today...keeping you close in His heart, assuring you of His tender mercies, and covering you with His grace.
Mary Louise


May God give you peace during this time of loss of your beloved husband and father. As in the song..."Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things on earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace."
Paula Sieber



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