Wynema Landers died December 31, 2014 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 82 years 4 months 2 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel with Reverend Wayne Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Washington Cemetery under the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Wynema was the youngest of 5, born August 29, 1932 at home in Woody Chapel to Jake and Sabie Lou (Bagwell) Garvin. She was raised on a dairy farm, and started her schooling at Washington. Wynema graduated from Purcell around 1950. She married Jim Landers in 1954 and lived in California, Tennessee, and back in Oklahoma while Jim was in the Army. Wynema had her first son, Jim in 1958, and her second son, Jerry in 1960. She and Jim parted ways in 1967. Wynema worked for Pritchett’s Motel, White Café, Davis Café, The Pink Poodle, Chickasaw Hills, and then in housekeeping for the Purcell Municipal Hospital. She met the love of her life, John Wesley Bucher. The couple was engaged to be married when John passed in 1977. Wynema loved dancing, and taking her kids to John’s cabin at Lake Texhoma. She also enjoyed travel, especially Branson, and spending time at church and with her friends. Wynema was baptized at the age of 17 at Union Hill Baptist Church. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.
Wynema is preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Sabie Garvin; siblings, Winston Garvin, Winifred Hughes, Wendall Garvin; fiancé, John Wesley Bucher; and niece, Debra Garvin. Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Landers and wife, Tricia, Jerry Landers and wife, Janet; 3 grandchildren, Chris Price, Amy LeBron, Ryan Eads; 9 great grandchildren, Ryan, Damian, Emily, Eden, Abby, Elan, Alex, Isaac, Owen; sister, Willodean Wells; nieces, Brenda Smith and husband, Michael DeFrank, Pamela McKinley; nephews, Fredrick Hughes, Ronald Hughes, Gary Wells; Margie Cutrell, who was like sister; and many other relatives and friends.