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Lebanon Oregon Funeral Home, Cremation, Burial & Funeral Planning

Jerold C. McGuffin – Lebanon, OR

Jerold Clifford McGuffin

October 12, 1929 – September 24, 2017

Lebanon, Oregon

Jerold Clifford McGuffin was born on October 12, 1929 in Willamina, Oregon, the second son of John and Iva McGuffin. He lived there in a community surrounded by relatives until around the age of ten. During that time, he had a paper route several miles long across gravel roads, quite an adventure for such a young guy. Somewhere in this time, the family moved to the farm at North Santiam. Jerold’s work ethic continued to mature, as he began cleaning the school he attended when he was twelve years old. As he got a little older, he started working for a nearby farmer, eventually leasing land from him and farming for himself, raising pole beans. It was there that he met Colleen Hopson, and they soon married, producing five wonderful children. Eventually, Jerold switched from farming to working in mills, first in plywood then in sawmills. He owned a gas station for a while, but was too soft-hearted to make money at it, so Colleen convinced him to give that up. In the late seventies, they purchased a farm at Scio. His love of the land was finally satisfied. But for those who assisted him during haying time… wow! Jerold always had (very) used equipment, so if the baler wasn’t breaking down or throwing oil, it was the rake or the tractor! (But mostly it was the baler.) In later years Jerold accepted the Lord as his Savior. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the evening of September 24th, 2017. Jerold is survived by five children, (in order of appearance, not importance), Lynnette Taylor of Portland, Clifford McGuffin and wife Susan of Silverton, Darcy McGuffin of Alsea, Shannon Martin of Lacomb, and Michael McGuffin of Mill City; seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen. Memorial services for Jerold Clifford McGuffin have been scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Stayton Christian Church. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Gary K. Cullin – Lebanon, OR

Gary Keith Cullin

July 23, 1933 – August 27, 2017

Lebanon, Oregon

Gary Keith Cullin, 84, long time resident of LaPine – and most recently, Lebanon, passed away on August 27, 2017. Gary was born in Belleville, Michigan to Harold and Ethel (Pearce) Cullin on July 23, 1933. Gary thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and softball, both of which kept him active.  For many years, he was also very involved in watching his daughters play sports during their High School years. They could always depend on him rooting them on from the sidelines. While living in LaPine, Gary enjoyed bowling, hunting, camping, fishing, and snowmobiling. Gary is survived by his loving daughters; Shelly (Steve Case) Cullin of Salem and Kristy (Tim Rose) Cullin of Lebanon, Grandsons; Elliott Cameron of Salem and Tyler (Cassie) Cameron of Lafayette. A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held next summer in the LaPine area.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

James Edward Barnhart – Lebanon, Oregon

James Edward Barnhart

October 17, 1934 – May 21, 2017

Lebanon, Oregon

Family to hold a private memorial service.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Lola Mae McMullen – Lebanon, OR

Lola Mae McMullen

January 28, 1938 – January 19, 2017

Lebanon, Oregon

LEBANON – Lola Mae McMullen, died on January 19, 2017 at the age of 78. Lola was born on January 28, 1938 to Matthew and Edith (Smith Nemchick) Edmonds. Lola proudly worked as a CNA for several years. She raised five children; John, Robert, Joe, Judy, and Donald Jr. She enjoyed collecting anything to do with chickens, coloring doilies, and took pride in having a nice yard. Lola loved her children and grandchildren, and always had a dog around to spoil. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, and her children Judy, and John. Lola is survived by her children; Robert, Joe, and Donald Jr., sixteen grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. A memorial service is pending at this time.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Robert Rogers – Lebanon, OR

rogers-robertRobert “Bob” Warren Rogers

August 3, 1921 – January 1, 2017

Lebanon, Oregon

Robert “Bob” Warren Rogers, 95, died Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at the Oregon Veteran’s Home in Lebanon, Oregon. He is survived by his daughter Susan Williamson, son-in-law Stan Williamson, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Carol Rogers; daughter, Christine Thornbrue; Father, Leon Rogers; mother, Millie Rogers; and sister, Eva Bretthauer.

Bob was born to Leon and Millie Rogers on August 3rd, 1921 in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from High School and had some college before joining the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Carol Terway in April 1951 and moved to Portland Oregon to work with his father at Portland Rug. Bob and Carol had two daughters, Christine and Susan. They moved to Lincoln City in 1969, where Bob started his own Servicemaster franchise. He worked hard and had a successful business until retiring in 1984. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, watching sports, and collecting rocks, coins and stamps. After his daughter, Chris, passed away in 1994, Bob gave his life to Jesus and ensured he would see her again someday. In that same year, Bob and Carol moved to a house on the river in Otis where Bob and many of his friends would fish and he and Carol loved feeding the ducks that came up to their back yard. They had wonderful neighbors who often visited each other during their morning coffee.   In 1996, Carol died in Bob’s loving arms. He continued to reside, have coffee with neighbors, fish and feed the ducks, in Otis for 5 more years until moving in with Susan’s family in Jefferson. During this time, he enjoyed working on his coin and stamp collections, spending time with his family, attending his grand children’s school and sporting events, fishing and watching sports. Until he was in his late 80’s he drove to Lincoln city weekly to visit his friends there. Bob faithfully attended Jefferson Baptist church until 2013 when he moved to an Assisted Living Home in Lebanon. There he made new friends and was loved by the residents and staff. In 2016, he relocated to the brand new Oregon Veteran’s Home, also in Lebanon, where he received outstanding care. Bob knew how to love well. He was incredibly sweet and kind; he made everyone feel special. Bob leaves behind many on this earth who love and miss him dearly. However, we look forward to the day when we will see him in glory, where he is experiencing joy beyond measure.

Memorial Service with Military Honors will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Jefferson Baptist Church followed by a potluck.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Gladys S. May – Beaverton, OR

Gladys S. May

Nov. 29, 1919 – Oct. 25, 2016

Gladys May was born on November 29, 1919 to Jack and Sophia Magel in Winnepeg, Canada.  She passed away on October 25, 2016 at the age of 96.  As a child, Gladys came to the United States with her parents.  She had worked as a meat wrapper for Safeway, albertsons and Big C Markets in Portland before retiring in 1980.  She has lived in Broadmead, Amity, Salem, Portland, Eugene, Medford, Belknap Hot Springs, Newberg and (Charbonneau) Wilsonville before moving to Beaverton in 2010.  She enjoyed traveling and gardening.  She is survived by her sons, Michael and Randy Sikorski; daughter, Stephanie Brown; brother, Jack Magel; sisters, Rhoda Hollway, Lou Temple and Sylvia Phillips; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Sat. Oct. 29th at 11:00 am at Lincoln Memorial Chapel 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd. Portland.

Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.



Timothy A. Colbert – Lebanon, OR

Timothy “Tim” Allen Colbert

July 25, 1951 – August 14, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon

Private family gathering to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

 Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Clarence “Tiny” Goodell – Sublimity, OR

Clarence “Tiny” Frank Goodell

March 19, 1921 – July 16, 2016

Sublimity, Oregon

Public Viewing was held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery with Military Honors.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Arthur F. Johnson – Wilsonville, OR

Arthur Francis Johnson

July 14, 1927 – June 27, 2016

Wilsonville, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Thomas Metz – Stayton, OR

Thomas Arthur Metz

November 15, 1944 – May 27, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

Tom was a happy man who lived a happy life. He and his beautiful wife Joan spent 35 wonderful years growing their love for one another and for God. Tom had many passions in his life. He was a state wrestling and football champion at the high school level as well as at the college level. Tom attended Southern Oregon University, but wasn’t afraid to let you know he was a Duck fan. Tom also had a deep passion for Ham Radio and would spend hours out in his Ham shack just meeting people from around the world and talking to them over the radio.  He would come running into the kitchen with a big smile on his face because he couldn’t wait to tell us who he just spoke to and what country they were from. Tom truly love his friends, but most of all, he loved his family. Being the devoted father and grandfather he was, when Tom and Joan had finished raising their own children, God gave them the blessing of adopting their grandson, now son, Cole Smith. They raised him and their granddaughter, Paige Smith and enjoyed every minute of it because as Tom said, “you kept us from getting old”. Family was so important to Tom. Nothing would make him happier than visits from his brother, his kids, grandkids, and even great grandkids. One of his favorite moments was talking with his brother, Ted Metz. They would talk of fond memories they shared about family, friends, and everything else that came to mind. Those two could talk for hours and never run out of things to say. Not only did Tom love when family would visit, he had an adventurous side of his own. He loved to road trip with his wife Joan and their dogs, Jessie and Tucker. Although it was never said, Jessie was his favorite. On their last adventure, they drove from Oregon to Colorado, visiting their son, Tim Smith, and daughter-in-law, Robyn Smith, and granddaughter, Tawny Gates. After visiting, they continued their journey to Kansas to visit Joan’s side of the family and proceeded to head back home.  Tom would practically fill up the memory card on his phone and camera with pictures of every new view they saw, every beautiful sunset, and every cool sign they passed. He lived his life with a smile and truly loved every moment.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Foothills Church in Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Jack McDaniel – Lebanon, OR

Jack Raymond McDaniel

June 29, 1935 – May 18, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon

A private family service was held on June 20, 2016. Interment at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Robert W. Gaskey – Lebanon, OR

Robert Wayne Gaskey

March 11, 1959 – May 3, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Patti M. Sanders – Lebanon, OR

Patti May Sanders

June 7, 1934 – April 3, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Gideons International.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Douglas “Doug” Drushella

Lebanon, Oregon

January 14, 1941 – February 11, 2016

Doug was born in Dakota City, Iowa on January 14, 1941. His family relocated to Oregon when Doug was very small. After graduation, Doug enlisted in the military serving as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army. After his discharge he went  to work at Simpson Timber Plywood Mill in Albany. He worked there for 27 years until the plant closed in 1989. Doug then became an Independent Contractor until his retirement in 2011. Doug enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Doug is survived by his wife, Karen of Lebanon; daughter Robin of Albany; step-son Tony Bender of New York; step-son Tim Engel of Albany; step-daughter Tracy Stearns-Church of Tacoma, WA; and step-daughter Marcy Engel Christensen of Albany. Doug is also survived by brother, David Drushella of Albuquerque, NM; sister Paulette Lockard of South Bend, WA; brother Clinton LeeRay Drushella of Dinosaur, CO, and sister Patricia Sayer of Port Angeles, WA. Doug is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Two siblings preceded Doug in death.

No public service will be held. There will be a private family service only.

Contributions may be made in Doug’s name to Evergreen Hospice in Albany or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Anklam, DonaldDonald Raymond Anklam Jr. 


December 16, 1948 – February 7, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon

Cheech was born to Don and Zora Anklam on December 16, 1948 in West Branch, Michigan. He joined a one-year-old brother, who was unable to say his real name, and thus began the start of who we’ve known as “Cheech” in many parts of the country.  Four years ago, “Chong”, his dog,  joined the family and continues to bring laughter to the home.

Cheech graduated from Carrollton High School in Michigan achieving high honors as a Co-Captain in football.  He was well loved in school and an all around fun person, known for his contagious laugh and sense of humor.  After school, he became an IBEW Journeyman and used that skill to travel the USA and explore this interesting country, making many friends, laughing and loving the freedom of his trade. 

In 1976 while on his travels, he met the love of his life, Londa Nelson.  Cheech and Londa celebrated 38 years of marriage last August and to that God blessed them with two amazing daughters:  Anna Hamburg and Amy Daniels.  They blessed them with two wonderful son-in-laws: Rob Hamburg and Matt Daniels plus four grandchildren; Amelya and Leah Hamburg of Lacomb, Oregon; Parker and Corbin Daniels of Melbourne, Florida.   

Oregon became home base for the Anklam family but did not stop them from traveling.  Homes were established in several locations, but Coos Bay was by far his favorite in the end.  They lived there for over a decade and were immersed in work, church and water activities in the Pacific Ocean and Lakeside.  Work was often very limited in his trade at home, so when he got a job in Corvallis, Oregon at HP, they moved to a small hobby farm in the foothills outside of Lebanon.  This has been home base for the past 20 years and up until he left the morning of Super Bowl Sunday to dance with the Angels.  And, he probably watched the game with his beloved/departed cousin Jimmie Anklam, who passed away five years ago on this same day.

He is also survived by two sons; Matt Anklam, Chris Anklam and his family, and seven siblings; Sue Kapke, Dan Anklam, Lisa Tribble, Dennis Anklam, Joe Anklam, Mari Ostrander and Patti Madaj.

He is preceded in death by his parents and older brother, John Anklam.

No memorial services will be held at this time, but a Celebration of Life will take place sometime in July on the Oregon Coast.  He loved the ocean and it was his wish to be buried at sea, so some of his ashes will be spread along the waters he loved with his family and friends at that time. 

If you wish to give a memorial in his honor, please consider donating to a Medical Marijuana Research program in your area or state.  He lived over a year past any hope from traditional medicines with the help of cannabis oils treating the cancers.  It could not catch up with the damage already done, but gave him extra time and comfort while he remained in this world.  RIP dear Cheech.

 Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.




Lester David Wallace

February 20, 1930 – January 17, 2016

Show Low, Arizona


Viewing was on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

PEGGY S. COLE – Lebanon, OR

Peggy Sue Cole

June 24, 1936 – January 8, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon


Private Family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Geneva M. Handsaker – Aumsville, OR

Scan0002Geneva Mae Handsaker

December 20, 1921 – December 8, 2015

Aumsville, Oregon


Graveside Service to be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Lone Oak Cemetery. Full obituary to follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Best Funeral Home of Mid-Valley 2015


Readers’ Choice: Best Funeral Home


Weddle Funeral Home


1777 N 3rd Avenue


by Special to the Statesman Journal


Weddle Funeral Services is honored to have won Best Funeral Services two years in a row and has served the Stayton area since 1917. Even though the business changed hands in 2008, the new owners are folks rooted in Stayton, and Weddle’s continues to be family owned and operated. The friendly staff are experienced and kind, helping maintain a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. They do their best to honor all requests of any family traditions or practices. Because it is important to serve the entire family, they also provide toys and activities to keep children occupied. Weddle’s offers affordable services and exceptional value with compassion and care.

Weddle Funeral believes we achieve "Best" Funeral Home awards 4 years in a row for Salem (OR.) by providing outstanding Burial Services along with Cremation, Cremation and Funeral Planning and of course the Funeral Services.