Helen Marie Murch
Services for Helen Marie Murch, 65, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ Community Church with the Rev. Tim Lehman officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry.
Born June 11, 1932, in Perry to John and Charlotte Neuerburg Palovik, she died July 31, 1997, at her Ardmore home. She married Bill O. Murch on Feb. 26, 1949, in Newkirk. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1993.
A resident of Ardmore since 1970, Mrs. Murch was a member of Christ Community Church. She was an avid golfer and member of Lakeview Golf Club, as well as Ardmore Duplicate Bridge Club and a National Life Master duplicate bridge player.
Survivors include one son, David Murch, Great Falls, Mont.; two sisters, Deloris Patak, Perry, and Pat Lewis, Hanford, Calif.; two brothers, Duane Palovik, Perry, and John Palovik, Tulsa; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Bearers are Jim Pemberton, Jerry Blizzard, Everett Morris, Dee Bartgis, Glen Burns and Lenny Coloney. Honorary bearer is H.O. Nicodemus.
Friends and family are invited to a reception at the home of Duane Palovik, 611 Wakefield, Perry, following interment.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Izaiha Terrell Williams
Private service for Izaiha Terrell Williams, age 15 months, were at 11 a.m. Saturdayat Kirk Chapel. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.
The child was born April 10, 1996, and died July 29, 1997, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
He is survived by his mother, Tara Qualls, Oklahoma City; his father, Jarrad Watae Williams, Ardmore; a sister, Keona Williams, Ardmore; grandparents Lonnie Qualls, Madill, Mamie and Wallace Williams and Phyllis Osman, Ardmore; and great-grandparents, Evelyn Wates Freeman, Gene Autry, Frazier Freeman, Phoenix, and Letha Mae Qualls, Madill.
RINGLING -- Graveside rites for Marie Collier, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Wearthy Shank officiating.
Mrs. Collier died Aug. 1, 1997, at a Tulsa hospital following a brief illness. She married W.J. "Dub" Collier on April 7, 1951, in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Ray; a sister, Lois; and a grandson, Ronnie.
Mrs. Collier had lived in Healdton since 1952. She moved to the Tulsa area in 1990. She had been a cook at various restaurants in the Healdton area and was a longtime member of the First Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Glenda King, Oklahoma City, Fran Quinton, Lone Grove, and Paulette Hutchinson, Tulsa; two stepsons, Jerry Collier, Canadian, Texas, and Larry Collier, Sunray, Texas; one brother; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Ethel Edna Massey
TISHOMINGO -- Services of Ethel Edna Massey, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with Kenneth McCarthick officiating.
Born Aug. 23, 1908, in Flat Rock, Ill., she died Aug. 1, 1997, at a local care facility.
She married Bill Massey in Ada. Mrs. Massey was a school teacher in her early years at Flat Rock. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Tishomingo Home Extension Club and Johnston County Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She and her husband owned and operated the B&E Sporting Store for many years.
Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Mary Jane Keith
TERRAL -- Services for Mary Jane Keith, 95, a pioneer Jefferson County resident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Haynie and the Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery.
Born Jan. 7, 1902, in Illinois Bend, Texas, to John and Fannie Smith, she died Aug. 1, 1997, at a Jefferson County hospital after an extended illness. She married Frank Keith on Sept. 20, 1920, at Newport. He preceded her in death on March 10, 1969. She was also preceded in death by three children.
The youngest of five children, Mrs. Keith was orphaned at age 2 and raised by her uncle, Newt Johnson. She attended Blue Ribbon country school near Lone Grove. Following her marriage, she and her husband made their home in Carter County and later in Jefferson County. Mrs. Keith had lived in Terral for more than 30 years. She had resided at a local care facility since 1991 and had played the piano there for several years.
Survivors include one son, Shelton Keith, Terral; three daughters, Vivian Helms, Waurika, Wilma Reynolds, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Pauline Newsome, Saginaw, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Grantham-Worley Funeral Home.
Vernon William Oisten
MADILL -- Services for Vernon William Oisten, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Watts Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Donnie Lehr officiating. Interment will follow at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery.
Born Aug. 8, 1917, in Robinson, Ill., he died Aug. 1, 1997, in the Ardmore hospital following three years of declining health. He married Audrey Lois Harkrider on July 27, 1946, in Okmulgee. She preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 1995. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Oisten.
Oisten was reared in Okmulgee. He served in the military for 5Ý years and following his discharge moved back to Okmulgee. After he retired, Oisten and his wife moved in 1976 to Cardinal Cove near Lake Texoma. Oisten was a member of the Okmulgee Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include one son, Vernon Oisten Jr., Kingston; four brothers, Gerald, Chester, Donald and David Oisten, all of Michigan; three sisters, Veda Miller, Violet Steiman, both of Michigan, and Maxine Shipman, Tulsa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Jimmy Jones, Ronnie Bumpass, Scotty Croasdale, Dean Wise, Richard Ainsworth and Gene Long.
Mildred Kathryn Waddle
Graveside rites for Mildred Kathryn Waddle, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating.
Born March 6, 1910, in Coalgate to Carl and Katie Tate, she died Aug. 1, 1997 at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.H. Waddle, in 1959.
Mrs. Waddle was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Haskell and Herley Waddle, both of Ardmore; two daughters, Marilene White, Ardmore, and Vera Finley, North East, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Richard D. 'Dick' Fronterhouse
TULSA -- Memorial services for Richard D. "Dick" Fronterhouse, 68, Okmulgee, will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home Southlawn Chapel, 9350 East 51st Street.
Born May 30, 1929, in Healdton, Fronterhouse died Aug. 1, 1997, in a Tulsa hospital.
A 1948 graduate of Healdton High School, Fronterhouse served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He received a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1960. During his career, he worked for Sun Oil Company, Cotton Petroleum Company and Harold Energy. During the last 10 years of his career, he did consulting work. He married Shirley Whiteside on June 13, 1992, in Okmulgee. He was a member and past president of the Knights of St. Patrick, an active board member of the Okmulgee County Rural Water District 2, and had coached several Little League sports during his son's youth.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Doren Jeffrey Fronterhouse, Phoenix; two stepdaughters, Rachelle LaFoe and Stacey Marquez, both of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Jo Long, Ardmore; three brothers, Paul Fronterhouse, Dallas, David Fronterhouse, Denison, Texas, and Tommy Fronterhouse, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four stepgrandchildren.
Paschell Aaron Noble
SULPHUR -- Services for Paschell Aaron Noble, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Malphrus officiating. Interment will follow at McGee Cemetery, Stratford.
Born Sept. 19, 1925, in Stratford to Ernest Sr. and Lena Donaho Noble, he died July 31, 1997 at a Stratford care facility. He married Lavada Joy Husband in 1968. She preceded in him death. He was also preceded in death by his father.
Noble lived in Sulphur all of his life. He was a salesman. Noble was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Sulphur Bulldog Booster Club.
Survivors include one son, Gary Noble, Kansas City, Mo.; his mother, Stratford; five sisters, Imogene Foster, Fort Smith, Ark., Connie Solow, Tulsa, Ruth Harris, Elmore City, Elaine Sinco, Blanchard, and Barbara Thomas, Dallas; three brothers, Ernest Noble Jr. and Robert Noble, both Stratford, and Tommy Noble, Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Tommy Richmond, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating.
Born March 8, 1925, in Hartshorne to Lacy Edward and Maggie Lee Manous Richmond, he died Aug. 1, 1997 in Sulphur. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lacy F. Richmond.
Richmond had lived in California and Sulphur. He was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include two sisters, Lenora Cooley, Mustang, and Birtie Lorine Beltram, South Gate, Calif.; three brothers, A.W. Richmond, Stratford, Donald Joe Richmond, Sulphur, and James Edward Richmond, California.
Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Kathryn M. Stamps
TISHOMINGO -- Service for Kathryn Mildred Stamps, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Schoonover officiating. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Wapanucka.
Mrs. Stamps died Aug. 2, 1997, in Wapanucka. She was born Dec. 27, 1911, in Wolfe City, Texas, to Minet and Neoma Roddam.
Married to Roy G. Stamps Nov. 1, 1930, at Wapanucka, she retired as a nurse from the Johnston County Hospital and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; three sisters; and a grandchild.
Survivors include a son, C.W. "Pete," of Allen; a daughter, Fern McCurry, Wapanucka; four brothers, Weldon Roddam, Tishomingo, M.H. Roddam, Carson City, Nev., Betherl Roddam, Corona, Calif., and Jack Roddam, Riverside, Calif.; five grandsons, and ten great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home will direct services.
Caddie D. Day
Services for Caddie Delores Day will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church with the Rev. J.W. Thomison officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Day died Aug. 3, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born July 31, 1914, in Ardmore, to John and Minnie White Maloy.
She married Jess A. Day Dec. 22, 1931, in Madill, and had lived in the Ardmore area all her life. She was a homemaker and member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband July 4, 1986; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Tice, of the home, and Karen Burge, Ardmore; three sons, John J., Lubbock, Texas, Ronnie, Bethany, and Kenneth, Ardmore; a sister, Ethel Shelby, Comanche; a brother, W.L. Maloy, Oregon; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Bearers will be Stacey Green, Bill Hitt, S.L. and Mike Wilson, Tim and Jimmy Day.
Vincent L. Harmon
Services for Vincent L. Harmon will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ with Virgil Trout and Roy Hannah officiating. Interment will be at Pooleville Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Harmon died Aug. 4, 1997, in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Sep. 28, 1920, at Harmonville, to Younger and Eva Reed Harmon.
He married Novella "Pat" Harris March 13, 1940, at Graham and had lived in Ardmore since 1953. He retired from Samedan Oil Co. in 1983, and was a member of Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Larry, Ardmore; a sister, Donna Sunberg, Florida; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1988.
Bearers will be Don Segler, Ronnie Walters, Travis Rayburn, Cecil Johnson, Ronnie Byrd and Gary Smith.
Hazel M. Berryman
MARIETTA -- Services for Marietta native Hazel M. Berryman, 86, Euless, Texas, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Gardner officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Mrs. Berryman died Aug. 3, 1997, in the North Richland Hills, Texas, hospital. She was born Dec. 28, 1910, in Marietta, to Andrew J. and Aletha A. Armstrong Brown.
She married William T. Berryman in 1969 in Fort Worth and had lived in Euless, Texas, one year. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William M. Brewer; and a daughter, Sharon Tate, in 1982.
Survivors include a sister, Gertrude Cunningham, Irving, Texas; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.