May 12, 1924 - January 15, 2021
Mr. Andrew “Andy” Wesley Vann, 96, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, died Friday, January 15, 2021. Andy was born May 12, 1924, at the Bethel Community in Cherokee County, to mother Ruby Nave. He started his education at the Bethel School, where he found his dearly loved teacher Ms. Ferrell, and continued his education with a Masters Degree from Northeastern State University. He was an educator. He taught, throughout a span of 36 years, at the Barnsdall Elementary School, where he retired in 1986. He loved the students he taught and coached, always rejoicing in reading about their individual successes in later life. Andy was proud to be an American! He served our great country in the United States Army from June 1943 to March 1946. He was known for singing along with the National Anthem at school events, even when his hearing was failing him. He loved the “red, white and blue”! He loved his mother, Ruby, and was very proud of his Cherokee heritage. Andy also loved the Barnsdall community, where he formed an infinite list of life-long friends and where he remained a Panther Fan! Andy was preceded in death by his father Arch Vann; mother Ruby Nave; and a brother Thornton Pann. He is survived by his sister Carolyn Anson, of Tahlequah and his loving companion Wilma Logue, of the home. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21 from 9 am to 6 pm and Friday, January 22 from 9 am to 8 pm. Graveside services, with military rites, will be on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 2 pm at the New Ethel Reece Cemetery. Doug Boling will be the officiant. Honorary Pallbearers include: Cleve Javine, Justin Javine, Robert Parker, Tim Parker, Jack Parker, and Jake Parker. Services are under the direction of Stumpff-Barnsdall Funeral Home.
Mr. Andrew “Andy” Wesley Vann, 96, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, died Friday, January 15, 2021. Andy was born May 12, 1924, at the Bethel Community in Cherokee County, to mother Ruby Nave. He started his education at the Bethel School,... View Obituary & Service Information
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