Verldine "Geri" Huston

May 31, 1944February 5, 2020

Verldine “Geri” (McClure) Huston died peacefully in St. Anthony Hospital on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 75. Geri was born on May 31, 1944 in Shawnee at the old A. C. H. hospital to Haskell R. and Freeda (Knappenberger) McClure. She was raised in Spaulding, Oklahoma and moved to Seminole in 1956. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1962. She attended Oscar Rose Junior College and Oklahoma City Community College. She moved to San Pablo, California, spent time in Berkeley and worked for the Richmond Independent Newspaper in Richmond, California. She then moved back to Oklahoma to raise her son, Michael Lee. She worked for the Oklahoma Journal and for St. Anthony’s Hospital. In 1980, Geri moved to Shawnee where she received her Real Estate Associate License. She married Charles E. “Buddy” Huston in Oklahoma City in 1982 and had a daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Huston. Geri also worked for 2 radio stations in Shawnee, at KGFF and KIRC. She then went on to work for the Shawnee News-Star where she worked in the Sales department and retired after 10 years. Geri was a loving mother and grandmother. She was outspoken and funny. Her friends and family enjoyed being around Geri. Her kind heart for people also extended to animals especially rescue cats. Geri enjoyed music, dancing and playing cards. One of her favorite artist was Elvis. She was an avid OSU fan! GO POKES! She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt Arline Bell; brothers: Clay McClure and Chub McClure; and husband Charles E. “Buddy” Huston. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael Lee; daughter Carrie Huston of the home; step-children: Kelli Ross and Chase Huston, both of Ripley, Oklahoma; grandchildren: Tristi Lee, Matthew Cross and Michaela Cross, all of Shawnee; step-grandchildren: Cody and Kellin Sheehan, Ashlynn and Madison Huston, all of Ripley, Oklahoma; sister Carrie Jean “C.J.” Brasier of Plano, Texas; nieces: Pam McClure, Donita Parker, Jona Moritz, Kellea Akkah, Keisha Hover, Melissa Eckstein, and Holly McNeely; and nephews: Terry Boen, Barry McClure, Keith McClure, Dustin Huston, and Jeff Stephens. Visitation will be held 5-8 pm, Friday, February 14, 2020 at Resthaven Funeral Home. A funeral Service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Resthaven Funeral Home with a burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Kellea Akkah

February 9, 2020

I have many cherished memories of my Aunt Veryl. There are a couple special memories I will never forget.

Whenever I visited Aunt Veryl I wore an OU Sooners shirt. Soon as I walked in the house she would aways say ”yuck why are you wearing that ugly shirt”. Unfortunately Aunt Veryl was an OSU Cowboys fan.

Aunt Veryl knew I didn’t like cats and every year for my birthday she would send me a birthday card with cats on it. She always had a good laugh when she did this.

Thank you Aunt Veryl for all my wonderful memories we share.
I Love you and will miss you very much, Your niece Kellea