Harry Mendel Jeffers, 82

Harry Mendel Jeffers, 82, of Antlers, Okla., and formerly of Brady, died Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Antlers. Born June 16, 1919 in Brady, he was the son of Kid and Lorena Jeffers. He was raised and schooled in and around Brady and spent one year of college at Tarleton State College in Stephenville. He served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the United States Army. He married Juanita Broad in Brady in March 1941. The Jeffers moved their family to Oklahoma in 1948 and settled in the Moyers community. He was a rancher by trade and also owned and operated other businesses in the area. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; four children, Eddie Jeffers of Richardson, Robert Jeffers of Pottsboro, James Jeffers of Denison and Jan Jeffers of Fort Smith, Ark.; a brother, Dee Jeffers of Roswell, N. Mex.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Hal Jeffers, who died in 1983; his parents, two sisters, Mary Jeffers and Stella Olson and a brother-in-law, Odell Olson.

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