Archive for August 2011
John Donald Ansell, 70 of Midwest City died Monday, August 8, 2011. John was born November 19, 1940 in Fairchance, PA, the son of Joseph Ansell and Alice Moore. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sabra Cherrill Ansell; son, Craig and his wife, Susan and their children, Garrett, Cooper and Stephanie; son, Derek and wife Andrea and their children, Stephanie and husband David Bailey and daughter Aubrey, Jessica and husband Jamin Moses and son Jude, and Caleb; daughter, Sabra Gadberry and husband, Derek and their sons, Ryan and Jason; son, Chad and wife Reagan and their children, Summer, Justin and Tristan; daughter, Carmen Funderburk and husband, David and their children, Cydnie, Megan, Samuel, Lydia and Asher. John served his country in the United States Air Force, worked for several railroads including Rock Island and Sante Fe, and retired from the City of Midwest City water department. He was acting National Director from Oklahoma for the National Railway Historical Society, a volunteer Conductor/Engineer for the Oklahoma Railway Museum and Midland Railway in Kansas. He was awarded Presenter of the Year three times for Operation Life Saver. John was an avid blood donor and donated tissue to LifeShare after his death.