Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Lorene Wise rites set at 12:28 pm
Funeral services for Lorene Wise, age 84 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Robert Wise officiating.
Wise died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on March 23, 1920 in Oklahoma City, the daughter of Frank and Rosa (Corbin) Jackson.
Reared in Oklahoma City, she attended Classen High School and graduated there in 1938. She attended the Blackwood Business College in 1939.
Married to Glen Wise on Oct. 6, 1939, they lived in Oklahoma City for a short time before moving to Clinton in 1942 where she helped organize the first private kindergarten at the Catholic Church.
She and her husband farmed for many years in the Clinton area. Lorene also worked for Montgomery Wards from 1959 to 1961 as well as for Coca-Cola until 1982.
Up to the time of her death, Wise had also been a partner with her sons in the Western Oklahoma Electric Supply Company.
And in 1981 she partnered with her son, Don, in the King Kar Kleen car wash.
After her retirement, she spent many hours volunteering with the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital Auxiliary and also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Very talented and creative, she enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing and her specialty of baking cookies.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was in the Just Older Youth Choir.
Preceding her in death were her husband in 1981 and a son, Paul Curtis Wise, as well as a brother and three sisters.
Burial will conclude at the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Wise and his wife, Pat, of Clinton, Phillip Wise and his wife, Pam, of Clinton; five grandchildren, Rickey Wise, Robin King, Michelle Bellard, Heather Mroz, Sean Wise; and five great grandchildren, Ashlyn Basinger, Landen Basinger, Jackson Bellard, Tristen Mroz, Jake Mroz.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in her honor to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Services set for Wandrie at 1:32 pm
Funeral services for Frances M. Wandrie, age 71 and a longtime Clinton businesswoman, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity Lutheran Church with minister Doyle Kinney officiating.
Wandrie died early Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Weatherford Living Center. She was born on Jan. 22, 1933 in Thorp, Wis., the daughter of Martin and Mabel (Zdrojkowski) Harycki.
Wandrie grew up in Greenwood, Wis., graduating from Withee High School in 1950.
She moved to Chicago, Ill. and worked as a teletype operator and for an insurance company.
In 1956 she moved to Clinton where she met Les Wandrie. They married on Dec. 6, 1966 at Las Vegas, Nev.
Fran was active in the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries and with the football boosters until her health failed in the last three years.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a son, Darwin Roy Wandrie.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Les, of the home; two daughters, Leslie “Ko-Ko” Harjo of El Reno, Doris Thunderbull of Clinton; two sons, Dale Wandrie of Bella Vista, Ark., Martin Wandrie of Clinton; a sister, Stella Laski of Owen, Wis.; two brothers, Frank Harycki of Glendale, Wis., Gerald Harycki of Medford, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
'Pie' Osage funeral set at 1:32 pm
Funeral services for Peter “Pie” Osage, age 45 of Hammon, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hammon High School Auditorium with Rev. Dolan Ivey, Rev. Joe Osage and Rev. Gerald Panana officiating.
An all-night wake service will be held beginning at 7 p.m. tonight at the Indian Baptist Church in Hammon.
Osage died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Midwest City Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 1, 1959 in Elk City, the son of Melvin Ray Osage, Sr. and Bertha (Lone Elk) Osage.
Reared in Hammon, he attended school there, graduating from the Missula Kicking Horse Job Corps in Wyoming in 1977.
He worked as an auto mechanic and body repairman and as a hospital orderly in Denver, Colo. He also had worked with carnivals.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool.
Preceding him in death were his father; a brother, Raymond Henshaw Osage; and two sisters, Virginia Ruth Osage and Myrna Kay O’Hair.
Burial will conclude in the Hammon Indian Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include a daughter, Kinsley Brown Osage of Riverton, Wyo.; a sister, Minoma Osage of Hammon; a brother, Melvin Ray Osage, Jr. of Arapaho, Wyo.; and his mother, Bertha Lone Elk of Hammon.
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Aldean Ernst rites Monday at 2:02 pm
Aldean D. Ernst
Funeral services for Aldean D. Ernst, age 70 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Doug Lewis and Rev. Terrell Mitchell officiating.
Aldean Dwain Ernst died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 29, 1934 at Bessie, the son of Adam and Ida (Littke) Ernst.
He started his schooling in Stafford before moving to Clinton where he graduated from high school in 1952.
Ernst then moved to Wichita, Kans. where he worked for Boeing Aircraft, moving with the company to Tucson, Ariz. and Merced, Calif.
He later worked for Land Air and Air Mod. Aircraft Maintenance. He also spent a 13-month stint in Japan working for Land Air Aircraft.
In 1959 he married Billie Jane Friese, and the young couple moved to Boise, Idaho where he was a supervisor for an aircraft maintenance company.
The couple later moved back to Clinton where Aldean worked for a company that laid a pipeline from Foss to Hobart.
In 1961, Ernst began his career with the United States Postal Service, retiring in December of 1990.
Aldean and Jane also owned and operated the Ernst Trailer Park, and they retired in 1995.
Ernst was an active member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Clinton Fire Department.
After his retirement, Ernst enjoyed traveling and joined the Western Okie Ramblers travel group.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Jane, of the home; a daughter, Lorie Rivera and her husband, Rudy, of Clinton; a son, Conley Ernst of Clinton; a sister, Deloris Schapansky and her husband, Ray, of Clinton; brothers, Norman Stehr and his wife, Charlotte, of Clinton, Fred Stehr and his wife, Jaree, of Clinton; and four grandchildren, Darren Ernst, Courtney Ernst, Jasmine Rivera, Eden Rivera.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memoria l contributions in his honor to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or to Falls Creek Camp
Friday, October 01, 2004
B.J. Frazier services set at 3:22 pm
Funeral services for Butler resident Billy Jack “B.J.” Frazier will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Butler.
Frazier was born in Butler on Feb. 15, 1926, the son of Duard and Jessie Witten Frazier, and lived there all of his life.
In 1969 he married Louise Burch. B.J. was a farmer and horse trainer. He spent 52 years as a thoroughbred horse trainer, six years as a long distance truck driver and 18 as a star route mail carrier.
He loved to play dominoes and watch ball games and television in general as well as listen to the radio.
Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were a sister, Lucille Collins; and an infant niece, baby girl Collins.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Louise, of the home; a daughter, Eva Frazier of Clinton; and a niece, Vickie Collins Masters.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in Frazier’s honor to the First Baptist Church in Butler or to the Butler Emergency Medical Services.
Monday, September 27, 2004
'Dick' Butler rites slated at 2:42 pm
Funeral services for retired educator Richard Wayne “Dick” Butler, age 72 of Butler, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church at Butler with Rev. Jack Pilgrim officiating.
Butler died early Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on July 8, 1932 in Stafford, the son of Dwight Wayne and Sadie Harriet (Stocks) Butler.
Reared in Stafford, he graduated from high school there in 1950, having been active on the school basketball team.
On Nov. 17, 1951 he married Mary Etta Frazier in Clinton.
In May of 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years in the Korean War.
After his honorable discharge in 1956 he returned to western Oklahoma and enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in education in 1959 and his masters in 1961.
He started his career in Arapaho where he served as principal before moving on to Sentinel as principal and then to Weatherford where he was promoted to superintendent.
Butler also later served as superintendent at Okemah and Comanche before taking a job with the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
On Dec. 30, 1985 he married Jo Ann Wall in Gainesville, Texas.
Upon his retirement they moved to the Foss Lake area where they enjoyed fishing and entertaining family and friends with cookouts at the lake.
Butler was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Butler. He also was a member of the American Legion, Butler Senior Citizens, Butler City Council Stafford Cemetery Board and the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators.
His wife, Jo Ann, preceded him in death in July of 2003. He also was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Butler.
Burial will conclude in the Stafford Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include five daughters, Kathy Neufeld and her husband, Rodney, of Weatherford, Sandra Teasley and her husband, Calvin, of Weatherford, Janalyn Taylor and her husband, Joe, of Clinton, Susan Rollins and her husband, Rick, of Austin, Texas, Sheri Branch and Burgin Sund of New Orleans, La.; three sons, Billy Branch and his wife, Mary, of Comanche, Alton Lynn Branch and his wife, Evelyn, of Comanche, Ricky Branch and his wife, Sherri, of Duncan; his mother, Sadie Butler of Leedey; a sister, Carolyn Price and her husband, R.J., of Coffeyville, Kans.; his twin brother, Thomas Dwight Butler and his wife, Dixie, of Waurika; 18 grandchildren, Craig Teasley and his wife, Leslie, Elizabeth Sikes, Joshua Sikes and his wife, Christy, Jennifer Chaselor and her husband, Pat, Mike Dozier and his wife, Leslie, Chris Rollins, Linsi Taylor, Gretchen Vogt and her husband, Chuck, Eban Rollins, Christopher Branch, Chadwick Branch, Courtney Branch, Bridget Branch, Chaz Ray Branch, Austin Branch, Joshua Branch, Meredith Branch; nine great grandchildren; an aunt, Florence Wass; and several nieces and nephews.
Koebelen dies at 2:41 pm
Funeral services for former area businesswoman Veleta Koebelen, age 83 of Weatherford, were held this afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Sentinel with burial in the Sentinel Cemetery.
Koebelen died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the Little Bird Nursing Home in Weatherford. She was born on Jan. 14, 1921 in Rocky, the daughter of Freeman and Izora (Rasor) Holloway.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in her honor to the Trinity Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Peck rites set at 2:41 pm
Funeral services for Catherine Manerra Peck, age 86 of Leedey, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church at Leedey with burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery at Leedey.
Peck died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Vici. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaw Funeral Home at Leedey.
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Speelman rites Monday at 2:46 pm
Funeral services for Sylvia Chloe Speelman, age 90 of Enid, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel at 2800 N. Van Buren in Enid with Rev. Lesly Broadbent officiating.
Speelman died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid. She was born on May 29, 1914 in Arapaho, the daughter of George R. and Pearl Harrison Gossman.
On April 9, 1939 she married Clarence “Red” Speelman in Clinton and lived there until 1954 when the family moved to Enid.
During a very active life, she taught Sunday school for pre-schoolers at Davis Park Christian Church.
She was a member of the Garfield County Democratic Women’s Association, Friscoettes and the Central Garden Club.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 55 years, Clarence, who died on May 1, 1994; her parents; and three brothers, Charles, Floyd and Cleo Gossman.
Survivors include her daughter, Bob Clemens and his wife, Georgia “G.G.”; granddaughters, Sindy Clemens and Sandy and Brian Perry of Enid, Michelle Clemens of Harker Heights, Texas, Sue and Carl Evans of San Antonio, Texas; great grandsons, Austyn Perry of Enid, Alex Evans of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Gerry Smith and her husband, Bill, of Fremont, Calif.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in her honor to the Hospice Circle of Love with the Funeral home serving as fund custodian.
Friday, September 24, 2004
Rites held for McNeill at 2:56 pm
Funeral services for Thomas businesswoman Julia Mae McNeill, age 78, were held Friday afternoon in the Assembly of God Church at Thomas with Rev. Charles Harness officiating.
McNeill died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at the Southwestern Memorial Hospital in Weatherford. She was born on Jan. 5, 1926 in Thomas, the daughter of Milton Walkup and Helen Ogden Herring.
Julia Mae (Judy) was reared and attended school in Thomas, graduating in 1944.
She then attended St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in Oklahoma City where she earned a degree to become a registered nurse in 1947.
On May 2, 1948 she married Ross McNeill at the First Christian Church in Thomas, and they established a home in Haswell, Colo. where they owned a cattle ranch for six years.
In 1955, the family moved back to Thomas where they continued wheat farming, cattle ranching and helping manage the McNeill Grain Co.
In 1956 the family had the opportunity to lease the largest ranch in Colorado and decided to move to Rifle, Colo. where they established the Square S Cattle Co.
Upon returning to Thomas, the family built the home in which they would continue to live until Ross died in 1997 and Judy’s failing health caused her to move to Weatherford Assisted Living in 2003.
During her life, McNeill was an active member of the Assembly of God Church, 700 Club, several other Christian outreach organizations and the Republican Party.
She served the GOP as precinct chairman then delegate to county, district and state conventions, as well as attending four national conventions and serving as a delegate for the Republican Party during the Ronald Reagan campaign.
Burial followed in the Mound Valley Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Rita Owens and her husband, Steve, of New Braunfels, Texas, Andra McNeill of Edmond, Jody Reed and her husband, Bruce, of Weatherford; a son, Mark McNeill and his wife, Marcie, of Thomas; seven grandchildren, Matt Reed and his wife, Candy, Erin and Tyler Reed, Heather Keenan and her husband, Benjamin, Alexandra McNeill, Mason and Morgan McNeill; two great grandchildren, London Williams, Mattox Reed; and two brothers, L.B. Herring and his wife, Beth, of Elk City, Don Herring and his wife, Wanda, of Thomas.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Ross McNeill; and a brother, Richard.