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Marion R. Outon, 87, passed away Friday, July 6, peacefully in his sleep.
He was born July 9, 1920 in Kansas City, Mo., to William S. Outon and Ida Mae (Scrogham) Outon.
After growing up in Pleasant Hill, he attended Glad Tidings Bible College in San Francisco, Calif., where he was ordained as a minister in 1938.
Marion Outon and Robert Oney founded the Richmond Assembly of God Church in 1938. He spent the next 20 years working in home missions and pioneering numerous churches in Missouri, Indiana and Oklahoma, where he settled with his family in 1954. Approximately seven of these churches are still thriving churches. An accomplished musician and dedicated teacher, he was the church organist and taught many classes at Crossroads Cathedral for more than 20 years. After retiring, he spent most of his time studying, researching and writing books and articles about topics such as prophecy, healing, salvation and the Holy Spirit. He loved his family, OU football and pizza, but his greatest passion was to lead hungry people to the Lord and spread the “Good News!”
He will be greatly missed by many family and friends who loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maryfran (Stevens) Outon of the home. He is also survived by three sons, James Outon and wife Shirley; Steve Outon and wife Cheryl, both of Blanchard, Okla.; Paul Outon and wife Linda, of Waxahachie, Tex.; and two daughters, Betty Gutel and Deborah Hinman, both of Oklahoma City.
His journey to heaven was preceded by his mother, father, brother Russell C. Outon, sister Helen M. Linthicum and son-in-law Joseph M. Gutel Jr. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many other friends and loved ones.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. at Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard, Okla., with burial at Blanchard Cemetery.