Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Frank Lane rites Friday at 2:21 pm
Funeral services for Francis “Frank” Lane, age 64 of Arapaho, will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Lane died late Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital. He was born on March 12, 1940, at Carpinteria, Calif., the son of Timothy and Nicandra Lane.
After spending his beginning years in Carpinteria where he attended Alisos Elementary and Dolores Catholic School, he graduated from Santa Barbara High School.
In 1957, Frank joined the U.S. Navy and served his country for six years. On March 6, 1960, he married Mary Kissinger.
Lane spent 29 years working for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Benevolent Order of Elks and Firefighters Local 2046.
He served as president of the Warriors of the Cross Motorcycle Club and chairman of the board of the Lompoc, Calif. Food Bank. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Lane was known for repairing the homes of the elderly at no cost as well as wheelchairs. He collected toys for underprivileged children and then serving as Santa Claus to help distribute the toys to the children of Goleta, Calif.
Interment will be in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; a son, David Francis Lane; a daughter, Deborah Tina Theresa Bogusch; a daughter, Aurora Lynn Lowell; a son, Anthony Chiaia; a son, Joe Chiaia; a sister, Theresa Church; four brothers, Timothy Lane, Joseph Lane, Anthony Lane, Raymond Lane; 12 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Frank Schmidt funeral slated at 2:22 pm
Graveside services for Frank Schmidt, age 74 of Bethany, formerly of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clinton Cemetery.
Schmidt died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Countryside Nursing Home in Warner. He was born on April 24, 1930 in Clinton, the son of Frank Cobb and Susie Erickson.
At a young age he contracted polio and was disabled for the rest of his life. He enjoyed working with his hands at carpentry.
Schmidt was saved, baptized and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton in 1997. He enjoyed reading the Bible.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his cousins, Bill and Mary Leppke, Beatrice Kroeker, Tony Wallace, all of Weatherford, Erma Laws, Gilbert Klemme, Paul Klemme, Kenneth Klemme, Don Klemme, Joyce Austin, all of Oklahoma City; and dear friends, Lucy Kelley, Otha Lee Kelley and Pat and Barney Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Johnson dies at 2:22 pm
Funeral services for Clennen O. “Johnny” Johnson, age 79 of Dill City, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plains Avenue Church of Christ in Dill City with Truman Teel officiating.
Johnson, a farmer who worked for Farmland Industries for 12 years and for 18 years for Producers Cotton Oil Mill, was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy from October of 1943 to December of 1945.
He died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the Elkview General Hospital in Hobart. He was born on March 1, 1925 southwest of Dill City, the son of William Oscar and Magnolia Nay (Neeley)-Johnson.
Interment in the Sentinel Cemetery is under the direction of the McClure Funeral Home in Cordell.
Saturday, July 24, 2004
Graf funeral at 10 Tuesday at 1:56 pm
Funeral services for Rhiney Graf, 83, longtime farmer and civic leader in the Corn area, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Corn.
Graf died Friday afternoon, July 23, 2004, in an Oklahoma City hospital from injuries received that morning when the tractor he was driving was hit by a truck on State Highway 152 south of Corn.
Born March 27, 1921, at Henrietta, Texas, he was the son of Karl and Magdalena (Stuckle) Graf. He graduated from Henrietta High School in 1939 and later attended North Texas University in Denton, Texas, and machinist school in Dallas, Texas.
Graf was an Army veteran of World War II.
On Dec. 28, 1947, he married Annie Lee Gossen at Corn. They lived in Texas with his parents for six months, then bought the home place near Corn from his wife’s uncle, Henry Vogt, in the summer of 1948. They had lived there since, raising wheat, alfalfa, cotton and cattle.
They also ran a dairy from 1950 until 1971, and he went on wheat harvest for many years.
Graf joined the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church in 1949 and taught adult Sunday school classes for more than 50 years. While raising his children, he led family devotionals each Saturday night. The family also had morning Bible readings and prayer.
A member of the Corn Bible Academy board, Graf served five years as chairman. He was a church deacon for 16 years and church moderator for 10 years.
He also served on the board and senate of Tabor College, on the Southern District board of trustees, and as member and chairman of the Corn Heritage Village board of directors.
Graf enjoyed gardening, working with his peach and pecan trees, woodworking, and fishing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annie Lee Graf, of the home; one daughter, Jolene Thiessen (and her husband Leon), of Fresno, Calif.; three sons, Harlan Graf (and wife Betty), San Ramon, Calif., Dr. Lyndon Graf (and wife Debbie), Marlow, and Mark Graf (and wife Vonda), Corn; grandchildren Ryan and Dr. Melissa Thiessen, Shawna and Phillip Weathers, Jason and Sheri Graf, Nathan and Amy Graf, Andrea Graf, Dr. Tristan and Dr. Kathy Graf, Gatz Graf, Diana Graf, Mitchell Graf, Marissa Graf and Micah Graf; two great-grandchildren, James and Samantha Graf; two brothers, Albert Graf, Henrietta, Texas, and Marvin Graf (and wife Beth), Wichita Falls, Texas; and one sister, Elsie Strange (and husband Gene), Vienna, Va.
Graf was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and Raymond Graf; one sister, Zelma Graf; and a sister-in-law, Louise Graf.
Burial will be in the Mennonite Brethren Cemetery at Corn under direction of Kiesau Marler Funeral Home of Clinton.
Friday, July 23, 2004
Lewis funeral to be Monday at 1:48 pm
Funeral services for Victo-ria M. Lewis, age 43 of Norman, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, in the Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Mucker and Rev. Jealdean Carr offici-ating.
Lewis died unexpectedly Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born on Oct. 27, 1960 in Clinton, the daughter of Lee James and Willie Mae (Smith) Jones.
She grew up in Clinton and attended Clinton High School, moving to Kansas where she met and married Frank Lewis in 1980.
Her husband was in the Army so the couple trav-eled extensively, living in Germany for four years.
She moved back to Clinton in 2000 and to Norman in 2001. While in Clinton she worked as a nurse’s aide at the former Highland Park Manor.
Preceding her in death were her father in 1986 and a brother, David Smith.
Survivors include her par-ents, Nolan and Willie Mae Randle; a daughter, Amelia Wooden of Norman; her companion of three years, Melvin Igner; five brothers, Floyd Jones, Ralph Jones, Nolan Randle, Jr., Nathan-iel Randle, Kevin Randle, all of Clinton; and a grand-child.
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Services set for Campbell at 2:03 pm
Graveside rites for Wesley Howe “Red” Campbell, age 64 of Perkins, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Perkins Cemetery.
Campbell died at a Grace Living Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1939 at Enfield, Ill., the son of Whel Edison and Sarah Lena (Sanders) Campbell.
He married Jeralyn Hilbert, and they later divorced.
After attending Ripley High School where he graduated in 1959, he worked in the oil field and attended Oklahoma State University, earning an associate degree in engineering.
He then worked for Ralph’s Packing in Perkins for several years before beginning a job with Lincoln Life Insurance for six years.
Later he worked with the King-Lindsey Allis Chalmers dealership in Cordell until his retirement in 1991.
Campbell loved to hunt, fish and do woodwork. He also was a great storyteller.
Preceding him in death, along with his father, was a brother, Allen Dale Campbell.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater.
Survivors include his mother Sarah Lena Campbell; two sons, Wesley C. Campbell and his wife, Donita, of Clinton, Timothy W. Campbell and his wife, Diana, of Weatherford; a daughter, Jerri (Shelly) Harris and her husband, Kevin, of Drumright; six grandchildren, Jennifer Campbell, Laramie Campbell, Christopher Campbell, Robbie Harris, Justin Salinas, Trevor Harris; three brothers, Donald Lee Campbell and his wife, Patsy, of Indiana, Whel Edison Campbell Jr. and his wife, Janie, of Indiana, Leonard Henry Campbell and his wife, Rhonda, of Indiana; three sisters, Alice Janell Hall of Perkins, Phyllis Jane Dotter and her husband, Lee, of Wellston, Marlena Belle Hodson and her husband, Mark, of Carney.
Emma Gunter rites Monday at 1:38 pm
Funeral services for Emma Jean (Connie) Gunter, age 80 of Canute, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Elk City with Jim Fisk officiating.
Gunter died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at her home north of Canute. She was born on March 15, 1924 at Tecumseh, Neb., the daughter of Clara (Horn) and Clyde Lape.
She married Oscar (O.F.) Gunter on July 4, 1941 in Boise, Idaho.
In 1945 they moved to the family farm near Canute after Oscar was discharged from the military.
In 1956 they moved to Anchorage, Alaska before returning to the family farm north of Canute in 1958 where they lived for the remainder of their lives.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, were a son, four brothers, one great granddaughter and two great grandsons.
Interment will follow in the Canute Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Gunter of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister-in-law, Vi Lape of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a brother-in-law, E.K. “Happy” Gunter of Clinton; four children, Dyanne Thompson and her husband, Joe, of Burns Flat, Lynn Gunter of Canute, Debby Burks of Hinton, Layne Gunter and his wife, Ronate, of Canute; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Rites slated for Opal Hail at 1:36 pm
Funeral services for Opal (Fletcher) Hail, age 80 of Yukon, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Glorieta Baptist Church at 7308 South Western in Oklahoma City with Rev. Max Malone officiating.
A wake service will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Rock of Restoration Church near Geary.
Hail died late Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on Feb. 17, 1924 in Clinton, the daughter of John and Naomi (Wolf in the Middle) Fletcher.
She grew up in Clinton and attended grade school there before going on to graduate from the Concho Indian School where she served as a drum major in the band.
Hail furthered her education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.
In 1945 she married Willie Hail in Shawnee, and the young couple made their home in Oklahoma City before moving to El Reno and finally settling in Yukon in 1973.
Hail worked as an instructional aide at the school in Concho, served on the health board of the Clinton Service Unit and was the Cheyenne director of the American Indian Exposition from 1980 to 1993.
In her spare time she enjoyed traditional Indian beadwork and singing.
Preceding her in death, along with her husband, were two great grandchildren; and two brothers, Willie and Roe Fletcher.
Burial will conclude in the Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two daughters, Marianne Hail of Yukon, Olivia Hail-Buckley and her husband, Michael, of Oklahoma City; a son, Riley Hail of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Dionne and Mary Frances; seven great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jr., Noah, Bryan, Bayork, Orion, Vivianna, Skyla; and a great-great grandchild, Jeffrey III.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Ruth Voth rites Friday at 1:42 pm
Funeral services for Ruth (Penner) Voth, age 87 of Newton, Kans., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grace Community Church in Newton with Pastor Dave Reimer and Pastor Steve Friesen officiating.
Voth died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kans. She was born on Jan. 5, 1917 in rural Whitewater, Kans. on the family farm of her parents, Jacob and Anita (Schroeder) Penner.
Following her birth, the family moved to Washita County on a farm south of Clinton where she attended the Bear Creek School and Corn Bible Academy where she graduated in 1935.
She was baptized at the Herold Mennonite Church.
Following high school she moved to North Newton, Kans. to attend Bethel College.
During this time she met Hilmar T. Voth, and they married on Aug. 24, 1940 at the First Mennonite Church in Newton.
She went on the graduate from Bethel College in 1939 and much later received a Master Degree in elementary education from Emporia (Kans.) State University.
Voth taught for 24 years at Sumit School near Peabody, Kans., Pleasant Acres near Newton and third grade in the Newton Public Schools.
She was a former member of the First Mennonite Church in Newton, Kans. where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school.
The educator also taught Good News Clubs with the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Kansas.
At the time of her death she was a member of the Grace Community Church and the Christian Educators Association International.
She also was a member of the Beta Delta chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority.
She enjoyed gardening with her husband, sewing for the family, cooking and playing the piano. She served as an accompanist for the Hilmar’s Quartet for many years.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, John Penner.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Petersen Funeral Home of Newton, Kans.
Survivors include her husband, Hilmar T. Voth of Newton, Kans.; two daughters, LaDeen Stucky and her husband, Gordon, of Newton, Kans., Carol Mychalishyn and her husband, John, of Mill Creek, Wash.; a son, Gerald Voth of Roeland Park, Kans.; a sister, Dorothy Janz and her husband, Joe, of Inola; a sister-in-law, Elsie Penner of Clinton; five grandsons, Doug Stucky and his wife, Robyn, of Newton, Kans., Brad Stucky and his wife, Lynda, of Fayettesville, Ark., Chris Breen of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Aaron Voth of Newton, Kans., Benjamin Voth and his wife, Nicki, of Roeland Park, Kans.; two granddaughters, Tammy Holdeman of Denver, Colo., Amy Stucky of Kansas City, Mo.; and nine great grandchildren.