Jean (Thomas) Lynch departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. She was born July 20, 1923, to Charles Cruce Sr. and Frankie Thomas of Ardmore, Oklahoma.


Jean (Thomas) Lynch departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. She was born July 20, 1923, to Charles Cruce Sr. and Frankie Thomas of Ardmore, Oklahoma.

After graduating high school at Dickson, she ventured to Oklahoma City during the war to work at Douglas AFB as a true “Rosie the Riveter.” Later she began a position as secretary at a small medical clinic in Lindsay, Okla. It was there she met and married Lindsay’s most eligible bachelor and the love of her life, J.D. Lynch, on August 30, 1947. J.D. was principal of Mustang High School until his untimely death in 1971, and after 23 years of being in the home, Jean went to work as a secretary with the Western Heights School District and bravely accepted the challenge of raising her children as a single mother.

It was in these difficult days that her true character and strong faith in God were clearly evident. She has been a wonderful example to her family of what sacrificial love and devotion really mean. She will be greatly missed not only by her family, but by the many friends who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Cruce and Ted Thomas.

Survivors include daughter, Susan Russell and husband, Errol of Edmond; son, Robert Lynch and wife, Kris of Mustang, daughter, Leah Heinrichs and husband, Doug of Broken Arrow; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, Eddie Russell, Steven Russell and wife, Stacey, Kelly Russell, Katie Lynch, John Lynch, J.D. Heinrichs, Hannah Heinrichs, and Titus Russell.

The family will receive friends and extended family on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang, Okla.

Services will be conducted on Monday, March 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mustang with 2 p.m. burial in Greenhill Cemetery, Lindsay, Okla.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.