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Funeral Service

Beaver First Christian Church
Saturday April 30th, 2022

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Perthana Belle Desper

Perthana Belle Desper was born May 28, 1926 at Dombey, Oklahoma.  She was the youngest child of 6 born to William and Carol Newell Kiser.  She was a 1946 graduate of Greenough High School and has been a lifetime resident of Beaver County, Oklahoma.  She attended Panhandle State College, Goodwell, Oklahoma two years and taught school at Eureka, Oklahoma on the War Relief Education Program. 

She married Otis Desper on June 8,1947 at Liberal, Kansas.  Otis and Perthana farmed for many years at Floris, Oklahoma. 

They moved to Beaver in 1975 and moved into their new house they built in 1976.  After they moved to Beaver, she started playing bridge.  She played bridge for about 25 years.  She loved sewing for her daughters.  Sometimes she would stay up all night sewing for a special occasion.  She could see a dress in a store and copy it and it would fit perfectly. She loved playing basketball with her grandchildren on the driveway until she was 70 and fell and Otis told her that was enough and she could only play horse. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Otis Desper, her parents, 3 sisters, Pearl Simmons, Betty DeLay, and Naomi Evans, 2 brothers, Bill Kiser and Gene Kiser, her lifetime friends and fishing buddies, Carl and Norma Jean Huling.

Perthana Belle Kiser Desper died Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Beaver County Memorial Hospital in Beaver. Oklahoma  

She is survived by three daughters Teresa  Evans and husband, Charlie of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Barbara Dowler and husband, Grant of Arnett, Oklahoma and Cathy Lockhart and husband, Jim of Beaver, Oklahoma;  10 Grandchildren Erin (Casey) Hernandez, Whitney (Ryan) Fairsheets, Colin Evans, Gina (Troy) White, Stacia (Dusty) Cole, Jaret (Elizabeth) Dowler, Christopher (Stefany) Desper, Zachary (Natalie) Jones, Nathan (Laura) Jones, Brock (Kari) Jones; 25 Great Grandchildren Harper Hernandez, Lucy Fairsheets, Hazel Fairsheets, Miles Fairsheets, Kyra Evans, Hunter (Tristen) White, Cooper White, Tyson White, Rowdy Cole, Kaylin Cole, Carlie Dowler, Jadyn Dowler, Brooks Dowler, Cody Desper, Bobby Desper, Isaiah Jones, Adam Jones, Preston Howard, Dakota Howard, Caden Jones, Blake Jones, Devan Walton, Kaelyn Niblett, Taryn Niblett, Tripp Jones. 

She is also survived by her caregiver Kelly Taylor and her housekeeper Lourdes Corralles. 

Donation may be made to the Beaver First Christian Church or the Beaver Fire Fighters Association.

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Perthana was a favorite of mine whether she came to the FSA office or just seeing her in town.
She always had a big ole smile for me.. Prayers for you girls & families.

Shirley Reddick Walter Apr 30 2022 8:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Perthana Desper

Shirley & Bob Walter Apr 30 2022 8:06 AM

Perthana was one-of-the sweetest ladies I met while at Panhandle Nutrition Site as Manager and on Wednesdays at the Senior. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Thank you, Cathy for taking such good care of your mother, I didn't know you as well as my daughter, Beth at West Texas Gas did when we were in Beaver. May God bless you. Remember, you are not orphaned if you cling tightly to our Lord's unfailing and unchanging hand. If I light a candle, this will delete the message.

Jackie Sheldon Apr 30 2022 2:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Perthana Desper

Elizabeth Taylor Apr 30 2022 2:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Perthana Desper

Catrina OReilly Apr 29 2022 10:52 PM

My love goes out to each one of you girls . I’ll pray that your pain is eased by precious memories. Love , Dena

Dena Mahaffey Apr 29 2022 9:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Perthana Desper

Dena Mahaffey Apr 29 2022 9:28 PM

We loved Otis & Perthena..prayers for the family🙏✝️💖

Karen Mills Apr 29 2022 8:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Perthana Desper

Karen Mills Apr 29 2022 8:16 PM

So. Sorry to hear about her passing, such a sweet woman.

Terry and Sandy Cooper Apr 29 2022 7:34 PM

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