Thursday, September 15, 2005
Services set for Crabtree at 1:58 pm
Funeral services for former Hinton resident Peggy Sue Crabtree, age 59 of Arapaho, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Arapaho Assembly of God Church with Rev. and Mrs. Lee Gleason officiating.
Peggy Sue Pond was born May 17, 1946, in Fowler, Calif., the daughter of Earl and Jewell Pond. She died early Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Growing up in Selma, Calif., and attending school there, she married David Eldon Crabtree on March 6, 1961.
They moved to Binger in 1968 and purchased a convenience store in Hinton that they operated for 20 years.
Her parents and husband preceded her in death.
Burial will conclude in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in downtown Clinton.
Survivors include her son, David Crabtree, and his wife, Danice, and a granddaughter, Bailey, all of Arapaho; and four sisters, Pauline of San Francisco, Calif., Vera of Selma, Calif., Wanda of Palm Springs, Calif., and Patricia of Selma, Calif.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Vincent Raab rites Friday at 1:35 pm
Funeral services for Vincent Jake Raab, age 90 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home on West Modelle Avenue in Clinton with Rev. Clarence “Sandy” Shepherd officiating.
Raab died early Thursday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton. He was born on Nov. 22, 1914 in Anthon, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Ruther) Raab.
Reared in the Vicksburg area, he attended Antioch School to the eighth grade.
He served in the Army during World War II.
On Oct. 7, 1940 he married Helen Shepherd. He farmed all of his adult life in the Custer County area.
Raab enjoyed gardening, playing cards and going to the coffee shop to visit with friends.
Preceding him in death, along with his wife, were five brothers, Frank, Joe, Al, Henry and Hank Raab.
Burial will conclude in the Arapaho Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Haggard and her husband, Curtis, of Arapaho, Sheryl Adams and her husband, Mark, of Edmond; a sister, Cynthia Raab of Idaho; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Don Elmore rites listed at 4:58 pm
Funeral services for Don Elmore, age 74 of Thomas, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Thomas with Rev. Rex Yoder officiating.
Elmore died Saturday, Sept. 10, at Weatherford. He was born on Oct. 27, 1930 at Oakwood, the son of Charlie and Georgia (Reneau) Elmore.
He was reared and attended school in Oakwood and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad on a seismograph crew.
Elmore moved to Anthony, Kan. where he worked for the city. He married Othanell Jackson on Feb. 2, 1951 in Dewey County.
In 1957, they moved to California where he built cabinets for 30 years.
After retirement he moved to Arizona and then to Thomas in 1997 where he met and married Mary Wilburg on July 27, 2005.
He enjoyed going four-wheeling, hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends at Miller’s.
Burial will follow in the Mound Valley Cemetery at Thomas.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elmore, of Thomas; two daughters, Donna Kay Madrid and her husband, Joe, of Indiana, Brenda Elmore of Houston, Texas; a brother, Darel Elmore of Watonga; two sisters, Audry Poole of Seiling, Peggy Peterman and her husband, Ernie, of Thomas; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Sauer of Ulysses, Kan.; three grandchildren, Darlene Williams, Jason Madrid, Brittany Garite; seven great grandchildren; six nieces; and two nephews.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his first wife, Othanell; a son, Michael; a brother, Bobby Dean; a sister-in-law, Karen Elmore; a brother-in-law, Bill Poole; and two grandchildren, Chucky and Chanda.
Tomas Badillo at 4:57 pm
A Mass of Christian Burial for Tomas Badillo, age 75 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton with Father Timothy Fuller officiating.
A Rosary service was scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening at the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in downtown Clinton with Deacon Pedro Malderano officiating.
Badillo died early Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at the Grace Living Center in Clinton. He was born on March 7, 1930 in New Braunfels, Texas, the son of Gregorio and Maria Adela (Quintana).
He spent his early years in Texas before moving to Western Oklahoma and living in Clinton, Foss and Butler working in gas stations and as a field laborer.
A talented musician, he played the guitar and sang. In his spare time he enjoyed baseball, watching Jeopardy and playing cards.
Failing health forced him to retire to the Grace Living Center three years ago.
Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were a sister, Pauline; two brothers, Juan and Jimmy; and two nephews, Ray Ortiz and Ross Badillo.
Burial will conclude in the Butler Cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Wanda Cook of Oklahoma City, Sylvia Badillo of Blanchard, Teresa Badillo, Leah Badillo and Susan Rolls, all of Clinton; two sons, Darin Badillo of Clinton, Robert Badillo of Duncan; sisters, Rosa Ortiz of Burns Flat, Janie Acuna of Lawton, Jessie Nunez of Drumwright, Maria Badillo of Clinton, Esther Badillo of Foss; two brothers, Mencho Badillo of Clinton, Gilbert Badillo of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; and a great grandchild.
Henry Wilhelm death listed at 4:55 pm
No services are planned at this time for Henry D. Wilhelm, age 80 of Foss, who died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at his home.
He was born on May 26, 1925 in Beckham County, the son of Archie and Gypsy (Borger) Wilhelm.
Wilhelm grew up in the Burns Flat/Clinton area and had spent the last 20 years in Foss.
He was married to Arlyne Wilson and to this union 10 children were born.
For most of his life he was a heating and air conditioning contractor.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a son, H.D. Wilhelm.
His nine surviving children included Leroy Wilhelm and his wife, Mary Beth, of Fort Cobb Lake, Terry Wilhelm and his wife, Brenda, of Clinton, Ann Green and her husband, Mike, of Shelbyville, Tenn., Sue Kinder and her husband, Gary, of Tuttle, Bill Wilhelm and his wife, Gill, of Scotland, Tommy Wilhelm and his wife, Mary, of Sentinel, Ricky Wilhelm and his wife, Mary Ann, of Broken Arrow, Larry Wilhelm and his wife, Dana, of Bryan, Ark., Jane Cosgrave and her husband, Richard, of Minco; a brother, A.C. Wilhelm of Clinton; and several grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Peggy Ford rites Friday at 1:42 pm
Funeral services for Peggy Ann Ford, age 70, longtime Clinton resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Church of Christ at 2601 Custer Avenue with Brother Roy Montgomery officiating.
Ford died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at her Clinton home after an extended illness. She was born on July 11, 1935 in Henryetta, the daughter of Curtis and Mollie (McNac) Morris.
Growing up in Henryetta, she attended Hoffman School.
She married Allen Ford in 1949 and in 1954 the young couple moved to Clinton where she worked for the Okay Turkey Plant, Collins & Aikman, the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Tradewinds Restaurant and 3M.
She retired from 3M in 1993. She was a member of the Southeast Church of Christ and Eastern Star.
In her spare time she enjoyed time with family, quilting, fishing and collecting owls.
Preceding her in death were her father; her husband, Allen; a son, Tommy; a daughter, Earline; a grandson, Garian Ford; a sister, Rena Washington; and a brother, Alfred Washington, Jr.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her mother, Mollie Washington of Clinton; daughters, Donnie Ethel Ford of Oklahoma City, Brenda Sue (Ford) Delarose of Clinton; sons, Frank, Dewayne and Willie, all of Clinton; sisters, Josephine Caldwell and Bertha Washington, both of Clinton, Doris Washington of Sacramento, Calif., Rida Romero of Concord, Calif.; brothers, Henry and Roy Washington, both of Clinton, Willie B. Murphy, Jr. of Henryetta, Troy Washington of Vancouver, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great grandchildren.
Rites slated for Williams at 1:42 pm
Graveside services for Betty Marie Williams, age 76 of Custer City, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mound Valley Cemetery at Thomas with Rev. Richard Pitt officiating.
Williams died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Edmond. She was born on Nov. 4, 1928 in Custer County, the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Blackketter) Menzer.
She was reared in the Custer City area, graduating in 1946, after which she moved to Oklahoma City where she worked for the St. Paul Companies as a human resources director.
On Sept. 21, 1946 she married Glen Williams in Wichita, Kan.
Williams made her home in several places, including Glendive, Mont., Farmington, N.M., New Orleans, La. and Las Vegas, Nev.
She loved sewing, cooking and caring for her cats.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas.
Survivors include a son, John Williams of Tooele, Utah; husband, Frank Edwards of Edmond; a brother, Jim Menzer of Blackwell; and four grandchildren, James Williams, Michelle Williams, Michael Knight and Cheryl Knight.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, was a daughter, Pat Elliott.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Johnny Lau services set at 1:25 pm
Funeral services for Johnny Wayne Lau, age 42 of Cordell, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peace Lutheran Church in Bessie.
Lau died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Funeral set for Wilson at 1:25 pm
Funeral services for Leedey rancher Marshall E. Wilson, age 82, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Leedey.
Wilson died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Leedey.
Interment will be in the New Hermon Cemetery at Leedey following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaw Funeral Home of Leedey.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Sylva Sauer funeral held at 1:30 pm
Graveside services for Sylva Grace Sauer, age 97, were held Saturday morning at the Custer City Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Charles Murphy officiating.
Sauer died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born on Aug. 2, 1908, in Custer City, the daughter of Homer and Bessie (Andrews) Roush.
Growing up in Custer City, she graduated from high school there in 1926.
She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated from there in 1931, going on to teach in a one-room school at Custer City.
Marrying Otis Petty in Custer County, she continued to teach for many years.
She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Clinton and of Eastern Star.
Sauer enjoyed sewing for her nieces, being a caregiver and homemaker.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, were two brothers, Russell and Chuck Roush; a sister, Glenna Heise; a daughter, Emma Ruth Bell; and two nephews, Gene Roush and Terry Catlett.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include a sister, Florence Wright of Dallas, Texas; a granddaughter, Tamara Bell of Belen, N.M.; five nieces; and two nephews.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Cecil Brown services set at 12:54 pm
Funeral services for Cecil Evret Brown, age 95 of Clinton, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Kiesau Memorial Chapel in the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home on West Modelle Avenue in Clinton.
Brown’s parents homesteaded 160 acres northeast of Butler in Oklahoma Territory in the fall of 1896, and he was born there on Nov. 18, 1909, just two years after Oklahoma became a state, the eighth of 10 children born to Charlie Sanford Brown and Mary Magdalene Miller Brown. Brown died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.
He attended grade school and high school in Butler where he graduated in 1927. As a young man he worked in the Butler Hardware that his parents established together with Willie Bryant.
The Browns moved the hardware business to Custer City in 1928. In Custer City Brown worked at the hardware, the gin and for several years at the D. Wilson Dry Goods Store.
He married Vivah J. Earles on May 19, 1940. Vivah had been teaching for several years and continued her career teaching for more than 30 years.
Cecil was drafted into the Army Air Corps for service during World War II. He served in England, France and Southern Germany, ending his military career as a tech sergeant in Army supply.
After the war, Cecil and D. Wilson established a real estate and insurance agency in Custer City.
Within a few years Brown began purchasing mineral rights and continued active involvement in the mineral rights business until the time of his death.
In the 1970’s Brown closed his agency office, and he and Vivah moved to Oakwood where he raised peaches, some grains, hay and cattle.
On May 19, 1989 Vivah preceded Cecil in death.
At the age of 82, Brown convinced a teenage sweetheart, Abbie Cline, to come back to Oklahoma to share his remaining years.
Abbie, originally from Stafford, had been retired in San Diego, Calif. from more than 40 years of teaching.
They were married in San Diego on Oct. 25, 1991 and moved to Clinton where they had more than a decade of good years together.
His second wife preceded him in death on April 11 of this year.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Jessie Earles and Lou Riden; and 15 nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Brown’s wishes, memorial gifts in his honor may be directed to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, telephone 1-800-522-0211.