Norma Lee Harris, 87

Born June 12, 1933

Died December 1, 2020

Rita G. Oakley, 69

Born December 12, 1950

Died December 1, 2020

David Lee Beebe, 73

Born August 20, 1947

Died December 1, 2020

Jody Whitaker, 56

Born March 3, 1964

Died November 29, 2020

Joe Roosevelt Wallace Sr., 80

Born September 15, 1940

Died November 27, 2020

Joann Bishop, 78

Born May 16, 1942

Died November 27, 2020

Calvin Gene Taylor, 94

Born August 18, 1926

Died November 27, 2020

Sharon Kay Smythe, 78

Born May 5, 1942

Died November 27, 2020


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Monday, July 20, 2020, 7:29 AM

Jon R. Malek, 65, of Broken Arrow drowned yesterday morning on Fort Gibson Lake, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Malek was operating a 1997 Concord boat just west of Sequoyah State Park around 10 a.m., when he stopped the vessel, jumped in the water to go swimming and immediately started struggling, according to family members.

The boat’s passenger, Margie L. Malek, 57, attempted to throw a float cushion to him, but windy conditions made the throw unsuccessful. Jon Malek was face-down, and Margie Malek started the boat after several attempts and was able to drive the boat to the victim, dive into the 27-foot-deep water and hold onto him until passersby were able to stop.

Malek was pulled from the water and transported on the boat to shore, where Wagoner County EMS was waiting. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a personal flotation device.