Jody Jackson services set at 1:08 pm
Funeral services for Jody Ray Jackson, age 26 of Weatherford and a former Thomas resident, were held Thursday afternoon at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church with Joe Wood and Darwin Hartman officiating.
Jackson died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in Cheyenne as the result of a car accident early Tuesday on State Highway 33 west of Hammon, as reported in Tuesday’s Daily News.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1978 in Thomas, the son of Harold and Lynn (Dobbs) Jackson.
Reared on a farm south of Thomas, he attended the Thomas Public Schools and graduated in 1997.
He went on to graduate from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2003.
Jackson had been living and working in Weatherford as an oil field foreman for Eagle Oilfield Services.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking and visiting with friends.
Burial was in the Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford.
Survivors include his parents, Harold and Lynn Jackson of Thomas; his fiancé, Sharon Hill and her daughter, Emily, of Weatherford; two sisters, Dana Selzer and her husband, Jeff, and their children, Quintin, Abby and Zach, of Henderson, Neb., Betty Horsman and her husband, Rick, and their children, London and Sydney, of Weatherford; grandparents, Howard and Ethel Dobbs of Americus, Kan.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jackson was preceded in death by his grandparents, LeRoy and Ruth Miller and Harold, Sr. and Opal Jackson.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Funeral held for Palesano at 2:12 pm
Funeral services for Laverne Tidwell Palesano, age 63 of Cordell, were held this morning at the First Baptist Church in Cordell with R.B. Mathis officiating.
Palesano died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at the Cordell Christian Home. She was born on May 15, 1942 at Carnegie, the daughter of Walter and Ida Tidwell.
She attended the Apache Public Schools and graduated from high school there in 1960, and married her life-long friend, Bobby Palesano, on May 3, 1964 in Apache.
The couple resided in Guymon, Sayre and Burns Flat before moving to Cordell in 1976 where she worked for Cordell National Bank and the Bank of Cordell for a number of years.
She was well known for her doll collection and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Apache.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Burial was at the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home of Cordell.
Survivors include two sons, Greg and his wife, Shelly, of Denton, Texas, Lance and his wife, Marietta, of Mustang; a daughter, Kim Weese and her husband, Shawn, of Wagoner; four grandchildren, Casey and Bobby Reynolds and Alexandra and Grant Palesano; a brother, Tommy Tidwell of Apache; and other relatives.
Roger Nation rites Tuesday at 2:11 pm
Graveside services for Roger Dale Nation, age 60 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Clinton Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Musick officiating.
Nation died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Clinton Veterans Center. He was born on Sept. 8, 1944 in Butler, the son of Hershel and Ada (Glasgow) Gray.
Growing up in Butler, Nation graduated from high school there in 1963. While in school he was active in basketball, baseball and track.
After graduation he went to work doing road construction in Mississippi.
Nation was drafted into the Army and served his country in Germany and Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge he returned to Clinton in 1968 and ran the Tradewinds Texaco.
He also worked in home remodeling and construction. In his spare time he raised horses.
He loved following University of Oklahoma football, antiquing (calling himself a “bonified junker”) and volunteering with American Legion baseball.
Also preceding him in death along with his parents was a brother, Mackie Nation.
Burial will conclude under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie Wilcox and her husband, Jim, of Hico, Texas, Linda Atkins of Ramseur, N.M.; a longtime friend, Bonnie Lee of Bessie; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Local native John Hann's death listed at 12:27 pm
A report of the death of Clinton native John Clinton Hann, Jr., age 60, was received today. He died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Bowie, Texas.
In accordance with his wishes, no formal services are planned, but friends are invited to share their thoughts by emailing them to email@example.com.
Cards and deliveries can be made to the Hann family in care of a special friend, Marca Welsh, 7110 FM 1125, Bowie, TX 76230.
Hann was born on Oct. 26, 1944 at Clinton, the son of Leona and John Hann, Sr.
The family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas in association with the White’s Auto Stores organization where the father served as senior vice president.
In later years, John Jr. worked for White’s as a personnel manager.
Hann graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1963 where he was a member of the Acapella Choir and track team.
He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas before joining the Navy during the Vietnam War and serving as a medical technician in Guam.
In later years he received certification as a surgical technologist and worked for several medical facilities in the Austin, Texas area.
John and Lynn Rene Darnell married on May 24, 1967. The family moved to Austin, Texas in 1976 where they lived until returning to Lake Amon Carter in Bowie, Texas in April of this year.
His life revolved around his love of music, water sports and people. He was particularly known for his talent of barefoot water skiing in the early 60’s.
Arrangements are under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, 1418 Highway 59 North, Bowie, TX 76230, telephone (940) 872-9993.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rene; his son, John Clinton “Clint” Hann III, and his wife, Jennifer, of Lafayette, Colo.; his daughter, Hilarie Elizabeth Holtsnider and her husband, Ken, of Pasadena, Calif.; his sister, Ramona Bittmann of Wichita Falls, Texas; nephews, John Hann of Houston, Texas, Todd Townsend of Pflugerville, Texas, Alex Yellott of Wichita Falls, Texas; a niece, Tammy Townsend of Canyon Lake, Texas; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Darnell; sisters-in-law, Jan Yellott and Dea Darnell of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Frances Roulet rites Thursday at 1:33 pm
Funeral services for former educator Frances Doreen Roulet, age 85 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Holder officiating.
Frances Doreen (Howland) Roulet was born on Jan. 13, 1920, in Geary, the daughter of Wilbur Ray and Lucy Emeline (Baker) Howland.
Reared in Geary, she graduated as valedictorian at Geary High School in 1937.
She continued her education at Southwestern State College in Weatherford (now Southwestern Oklahoma State University) where she graduated around 1940 with a teacher’s certificate.
Roulet started her teaching career in the Independence one-room school for two years.
When World War II started she moved to Oklahoma City and worked at Douglas Aircraft.
She married Paul Wray Roulet on June 6, 1943 in the Methodist Church at Custer City, and they moved to Cape Cod for a short time before moving back to Oklahoma and farming in the Stafford area.
In 1951 they moved to Custer City and purchased a farm where she helped her husband farm and taught school at Greenfield.
She continued her education, earning a Masters Degree in 1958 and also taught school in Custer City and Geary before retiring in 1984 after a 32-year teaching career.
She continued to live on the farm until her husband preceded her in death in 1991. She moved to Clinton in 1993.
An active member of the First United Methodist Church, she also served as a literacy tutor and was the first tutor in Custer County to take a student through the entire course.
She was active in the Custer County Extension Homemakers, AARP and served as a volunteer at the Wear It Again store.
Burial will conclude in the Custer City Masonic Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald Roulet and his wife, Ruth, of Sand Springs, Gary Roulet and his wife, Gail, of Anadarko; a sister, Irene Hopkins of Altus; three grandchildren, Chris Roulet of Sand Springs, Dezra Edwards of Corinth, Texas, Audra Price of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three great grandchildren.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Janet Bartel rites Tuesday at 1:39 pm
Funeral services for Janet Carol Bartel, age 61 of Cordell, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church in Cordell with Kevin Creed and Jim Bartel officiating.
Bartel was born on March 12, 1944, the daughter of Woodrow and Mary (Murphy) Black.
She attended school in the Washita County area. During her junior high years she moved with her family to Cyril and graduated from Cyril High School in 1962.
Bartel was of the Southern Baptist denomination.
She worked for Safeway, Erv’s Quickstop and Kellwoods, where she rose to the position of supervisor.
In 1987 she met Oliver Bartel, and they were married on April 26, 1996, at Sayre.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Billy Ray and Abijah “Badger” Black; and a stepson, Barry Bartel.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include her husband, Oliver Bartel of Cordell; two daughters, Julie Todd and Jennifer Etris, both of Cordell; a stepson, Brent Bartel of Norman; a grandson, Michel Todd, Jr. of Dill City; a brother, Jerry Black and his wife, Marketa, of Dill City; and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles.
Manderscheid services held at 1:38 pm
Graveside services for Bertha M. Manderscheid, age 90 of Clinton, were held this morning in the Brumfield Cemetery near Seiling with Patrick Peters officiating.
Bertha Marie Cope was born Jan. 18, 1915, east of Seiling, the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Drake) Cope. She died late Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton.
She attended grade school at the Guy Country School and graduated from Seiling High School where she met her future husband, Ivan.
They married on May 21, 1933, and had been married for more than 72 years.
In 1982 they moved to Clinton to be close to their children. During her failing health with Alzheimer’s, she spent the last 8½ years in the nursing home.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Preceding her in death were all four of her siblings, George Cope, Joe Cope, Annabelle Cope and Ollie Mason.
Burial was under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Ivan, also of the Methodist Health Care Center; her son, Chester Manderscheid and his wife, Evelyn, and a daughter, Ivanna Livingston and her husband, Allan, all of Clinton; six grandchildren, Donita Folsom, Debbie Radke, Mike Livingston, Cheryl Lowder, Mark Manderscheid and Cathy Sprague; 10 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
June Kress rites set for Monday at 1:33 pm
Funeral services for June “Win” Kress, age 83 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home on West Modelle Avenue in Clinton with Todd Anderson officiating.
June Winnette (Buzbee) Kress was born on June 2, 1922 in May (Brown County), Texas, and died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at the United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton.
She was the daughter of Ocie Hutson and Pearl Celestine (Reynolds) Buzbee.
Reared in May, she soon moved to a small town called Thrift, Texas.
She attended a one-room school in the first through 12th grades at Fairview, Texas, graduating around 1940.
Kress was active in school as a cheerleader.
She married Gilbert Edison Kress on Sept. 12, 1942, in Texas. He had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and they traveled for the next 20 years.
He was stationed at Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base in 1950 and retired from there in 1964.
The couple moved to El Reno where they operated an insurance business until his death in 1976. She moved to Clinton in 2003 to be near her daughter.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death, along with her husband, was a daughter, Phyllis Lisherness, who died in a drowning accident in 1996.
Burial will conclude in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan Wolfe and her husband, Gene, of Clinton; a son-in-law, Robert Lisherness of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Maxine Hunziker of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and seven step great grandchildren.
Dub Husband services held at 1:32 pm
Funeral services for A.W. “Dub” Husband, age 68 of Cordell, were held Friday at the First Baptist Church in Cordell with Marvin Kehl and R.B. Mathis officiating.
Husband died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the Cordell Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 31, 1936, in Weatherford, the son of Arthur and Edith Husband.
Completing his public schooling at Cordell and graduating in 1954, he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in California and Guam.
After returning to Cordell he met and married Deanna Edsall in January of 1965 at Las Vegas, Nev.
He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1970 and retired as an office manager from Kiwash Electric Cooperative in 1994.
During this time he was active in Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Electric Cooperative Accountants Assn.
His parents preceded him in death.
Burial was in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include his wife, Deanna, of the home; a daughter, Wendy Putman and her husband, Robert, of Cordell; a grandson, Rhett Putman of Cordell; and two brothers, Perrie and Gary of Cordell.