Obituaries

Janice Williams
B: 1949-04-04
D: 2022-05-18
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Williams, Janice
Erlinda Matres
B: 1947-06-10
D: 2022-05-14
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Matres, Erlinda
Wandola Lockridge
B: 1931-08-26
D: 2022-05-14
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Lockridge, Wandola
Andrew Goddard
B: 1948-02-27
D: 2022-05-09
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Goddard, Andrew
Michael Sunderland
B: 1957-06-19
D: 2022-05-03
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Sunderland, Michael
John Mustain
B: 1943-08-27
D: 2022-04-29
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Mustain, John
Joaquin Chavez Fuentes
B: 1966-08-16
D: 2022-04-25
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Chavez Fuentes, Joaquin
Thomas Chastain
B: 1958-12-02
D: 2022-04-24
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Chastain, Thomas
Kevin Rosecrans
B: 1955-05-24
D: 2022-04-23
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Rosecrans, Kevin
Michael Rodgers
B: 1974-03-17
D: 2022-04-22
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Rodgers, Michael
Joshua Goodpasture
B: 1983-02-18
D: 2022-04-20
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Goodpasture, Joshua
Shirley Gillenwater
B: 1931-09-09
D: 2022-04-20
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Gillenwater, Shirley
Wesley Archer
B: 1970-06-28
D: 2022-04-19
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Archer, Wesley
Tiffani White
B: 1969-10-22
D: 2022-04-17
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White, Tiffani
Mary Paige
B: 1937-01-24
D: 2022-04-17
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Paige, Mary
Jacqueline Cassaday
B: 1946-10-05
D: 2022-04-14
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Cassaday, Jacqueline
Charles Bittle
B: 1951-10-01
D: 2022-04-12
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Bittle, Charles
Donna Gailey
B: 1938-11-17
D: 2022-04-12
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Gailey, Donna
Duane Roever
B: 1932-01-22
D: 2022-04-10
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Roever, Duane
Douglas Dailey
B: 1950-05-30
D: 2022-04-10
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Dailey, Douglas
Elmer Nokes
B: 1930-06-10
D: 2022-04-09
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Nokes, Elmer

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Board of Directors

Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home first opened its doors in 1970 because of the care and concern for our community of many of our city's finest business leaders.  Among them were Dean Ladusau and Jack Evans, along with Orville Luckinbill, Bill Mayes, Rev Will Lane, Dr Earl Robinson, Earl Inselman, Eddie Kemph and Marjorie Gau. And now with our second generation of funeral care providers in place, including Dennis Luckinbill, Anna Beth Luckinbill Smith, Bob Inselman, Richard Gau, and Joe Highberger. We look forward to serving you with the same tradition of compassion and professionalism that Ladusau-Evans has provided for the past 50 years.

Dean Ladusau, Owner

Dean has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 60 years. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Chosen Funeral Director of the Year 2007-2008 from the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association. He passed away, December 29, 2021.

Joe Highberger, Manager/Funeral Director

Joe has been part of the staff of Ladusau-Evans for the past 24 years. He has a Bachelor of Science from Universtiy of Central Oklahoma. He served as the President of the Oklahoma
Funeral Directors Association in 2004-2005, President of Hospice Circle of Love in 2006, Member of Enid Mennonite Church. He is married to Desiree'(Lavicky) and has two children Hunter and Blake. He is an owner and is managing partner of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home

Sheri Francis, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Sheri Francis received a BA in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011, and an Associate's Degree from Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City in Veterinary Technology with a specialty in equine medicine.  She has lived in Enid since joining the team at Ladusau-Evans in 2014.   Prior to moving to Enid, she worked in Fayetteville, Arkansas for a family-owned firm.  She has three grandchildren, Ethan Zavion and Lillie, as well as two miniature dachunds, Annie and Finn

Landon McGhghy, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Landon McGhghy is a second generation Funeral Director and Embalmer.  He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Service.  Spent twelve years at a funeral home in the Oklahoma City metro, and then moved to Enid in April 2020.  He is married to Elizabeth,  and two daughters,  Hailey in Enid and Emily, in Midwest City. One grandson, AJ.  In June 2020 ,his  mother-in-law joined the family.  He attends Enid First Assembly of God. Pastor Dan Barrick was  a youth pastor at Crossroads Cathedral when he was a teenager back nearly 35 years ago and is appreciated  for his heart for people.
He is honored to be a part of the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home family, serving the community of Enid.  He looks forward to having an opportunity to speak to you and serve your family's needs when we are needed.

Jon Riley, Apprentice

Jon has been part of the Ladusau-Evans staff since March of 2020. He is currently enrolled in mortuary school at the University of Oklahoma, and is obtaining his degree in funeral directing and embalming.
He was previously in the oil and gas industry hauling hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid to frac locations. He has always wanted to work in the funeral industry and has always had the drive to help people in need.
Jon has been marred to his wife Meredith since 2008, and they have two children together, Abeni and Sie Riley.  Jon has lived his entire life in Enid, and considers this his home.

Linda Kuschel, Office Manager

Linda Kuschel has been with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home for 18 years, serving as office manager. She attended college in New York and has been in the Enid Community for over 30 years. They have 3 children and one granddaughter.

Courtney Fuksa, Support Staff

My most proud and rewarding accomplishment is being a mother to my three amazing kids; Ally, McClain and Hudson and recently becoming a dog mom to my rambunctious Goldendoodle, Watson.  I became a true “Okie” about 30 years ago when my family and I relocated from Texas to Oklahoma, making Oklahoma our home.

I spent the majority of my profession making a career in the Beauty Industry; from graduating from Enid Beauty College in 2004. Upon graduating, I went straight to working behind the chair and expanding into skin care and make-up; focusing more on my work as an aesthetician, then eventually moving into Beauty Retail Management.
I always had this burning passion in my heart to start a career in the Funeral Home Industry, but never knew quite where to start, so when the opportunity presented itself for me to not only pursue my dream, but also come work for Ladusau-Evans, I knew it was God, telling me it was time to take that leap and I could not be more grateful, for this journey, in this career path.
In my spare time, my family and I love to go boating and camping down at Lake Eufaula, frequent girl’s trips, concerts, shopping, indulging in my absolute favorite, Mexican food, and of course spending time with my kiddos!  

Rev Vernon Lee, Support Staff

Rev Vernon Lee joined the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home staff in 2015.  He is a licensed and ordained Baptist minister who has served churches for over 35 years, pastoring in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.  He has also served as chaplain in funeral home ministry since 2007.  He attended Panhandle State University and Chriswell Bible College.  He was born in Enid and grew up on a farm in Drummond, Ames community, graduating from Drummond High School.  In 1974 he married Bonita Bingham.  They have one son, Jason, 3 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Rev. Jim Edmison, Support Staff

Rev Jim Edmison joined the staff of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home in 2009, following a 31 year career in ministry in the United Methodist Church.  Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, Psychology and Sociology from Phillips University and Master of Divinity from Phillips Graduate Seminary.  His wife, Rev Gail Edmison, Director of Pastoral Care at The Commons and he have three sons, and 10 grandchildren.  Jim is a member of the Order of St Luke, a religious order in the United Methodist Church and the American Association of Christian Counselors.