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Deborah Ann (Taylor) Bahner Starks

June 27, 1950 — May 7, 2019

Funeral services for Deborah Ann (Taylor) Bahner Starks will be held 2:00PM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Davis with Brother Thomas J. Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.

Deborah was born June 27, 1950 in Alva, OK to the late Joe & Margaret (Alexander) Taylor. She died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Yukon, at the age of 68 years, 11 months & 10 days.

Deborah and her family moved to Davis in 1953. She was the valedictorian of the Davis High School, Class of 1968. Following high school, she attended East Central University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. After graduating from ECU, Deborah worked for Biddy Printing in Ada, prior to working as an executive assistant for East Central University, Health & Human Services. It was during her employment with ECU, that she continued her education and earned a Master’s degree in counseling. Deborah later moved to Yukon where she did drug & alcohol counseling, as well as counseled at the Mabel Bassett Women’s Correctional Center in Oklahoma City. Prior to her retirement in 2011, she worked as the Director of Testing for Oklahoma State University, OKC. Deborah cherished her family. Whatever activities her grandchildren were involved with, she was there to support them. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting coins, reading and watching crime/detective shows.

Survivors include two sons, Rich Bahner & wife Kelli of Ft. Worth, TX and Jason Starks of Marietta, OH; as well as three grandchildren, Isabella Bahner, Gabrielle Starks and Raylen Bahner.

In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her brother, Tim Taylor in 2000.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday from 12:30 till 1:30PM, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the University of Oklahoma, Medical Research Center.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 13, 2019

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Davis

202 South 4th Street, Davis, OK 73030

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Monday, May 13, 2019

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