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 Deena Biffle Nickerson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in the Sapulpa area, graduating from Sapulpa High School. Her light for the funeral industry was ignited as a funeral assistant in Tulsa. After helping families through the grief process for a time, it became very apparent to her that this “work” at the funeral home was more than just a job, it is her calling and serving is her life. She furthered her education at The University of Central Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelor of Funeral Science and Embalming. Deena is excited to be in Yukon and feels blessed to be part of God’s plan for Smith & Turner. Deena cherishes time spent with her family: her daughter Elizabeth and granddaughter Vega. She also takes her mommy responsibilities to heart with her two Chihuahuas, Simon and Chi Chi. She loves being outdoors and meets new friends as she wanders.
Melissa Swegles is the foundation of organization in the Smith & Turner family. Smith & Turner was proud to welcome her in January 2019 as their Office Manager. Melissa has lived in Oklahoma City since she was 3 years old and graduated High School from Putman City Original. She holds an associate degree in Office Management from Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. Melissa has extensive business office expertise including experience as a Customer Service & Merchandise coordinator and a field representative for a Fortune 500 company. Tim, Christy, and Deena are grateful for her friendly personality and attention to detail as she maintains an efficient office. Melissa enjoys helping & serving others, spending time with her family and friends, and promoting Smith & Turner. Now having worked in the great city of Yukon for the last 4 years, Melissa is proud to finally call Yukon her forever home.
Breanne Strawn is Yukon born and bred. She and her husband Derick raise their 3 children, Josh, Justin, and Jessalyn, in the town they love surrounded by the people they love. They enjoy serving at Vandament Avenue Baptist Church where their children also attend school. Breanne joined the Smith & Turner family in December 2018 and is excited to serve in many capacities. As the Tribute Coordinator, Breanne creates each funeral or memorial tribute as an individualized and unique celebration of life. Breanne also connects with families who desire to plan their services in advance. The Strawn family love to support Smith & Turner and the Yukon community at their various yearly events.
Tim D. Ingram is a jack-of-all-trades and wears many hats at Smith & Turner. As Funeral Director Tim’s Father, he comes every week from Okmulgee where he and his wife Cheryl live and raised their three sons. He is proud to maintain the lawn and building, drive limos for services, utilize his culinary skills for caterings, and build our elaborate displays for community parades and events. His favorite job, however, is being “Poppy” to the three little Ingrams while he visits for a few days.
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