Osage rites on Saturday at 1:47 pm
Funeral services for Minona Lois Osage, age 49 of Hammon, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Assembly of God Church in Hammon with Rev. Dolan Ivey and Rev. Gene Fry officiating.
Osage died early Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on Nov. 10, 1955, in Elk City, the daughter of Melvin Ray and Bertha (Lone Elk) Osage, Sr.
She grew up in the Hammon area, attending school there.
In 1979 she married DeWayne Bigfoot in Elk City.
Preceding her in death, along with her husband and parents, were four stillborn children; a grandson; sisters, Virginia Osage and Myrna Kay C’Hair; and brothers, Peter Osage and Raymond Osage.
Burial will conclude in the Hammon Indian Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include four daughters, Tabitha Battiest of Gentry, Ark., Melvina Osage of Taft, Angie Bigfoot of McLoud, Jennifer Whiteman of Oklahoma City; two sons, Horace Big Medicine and Randall Whiteman; a brother, Melvin Ray Osage, Jr.; and 11 grandchildren.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Davenport funeral set at 1:51 pm
Memorial services for James Edward Davenport, age 76 of Denton, Texas, will be held at the Argyle United Methodist Church, 308 Denton St., Argyle Texas at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Kory Knott officiating.
Davenport died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at his residence. He was born in Holdenville on Jan. 25, 1929, the son of Elmer and Nova (Kendrick) Davenport.
He spent his childhood years in Clinton where he graduated from Clinton High School in 1947. He married Naomi Ruth Coit on Dec. 22, 1946.
In 1945 he began a long career with J.C. Penney Co. In 1949 he transferred to an Oklahoma City store. This began a series of moves, including Corpus Christi, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas (20 years); Lake Charles, La. (first store manager); and Fayetteville, Ark. where he retired.
After retirement, he moved to Lakeway, Texas near Austin for 10 years.
A final move was made to Denton, Texas in 1999 to be close to his son and family.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi, of Denton, Texas; children and their spouses, Jim and Judy Davenport of Argyle, Texas., Robert and Cheryl Davenport of Elkton, Md.; grandchildren, Emily, Adam, and Sam Davenport of Argyle, Texas, R.J. of Lake Dallas, Texas, Jennifer Westlund of Austin, Texas, Ashley of Round Rock, Texas, Elizabeth Davenport of Round Rock, Texas, Kristen Shoemaker of Elkton, Md. and Jamie Buffington of Elkton, Md.; great grandchildren, Molly Buffington, Emily Shoemaker and Logan Westlund; four sisters and one brother and their spouses, Norma Dean and Hershel Snider of McAlester, Lola and Ray Hamilton of Grand Prairie, Texas, Anna Lee and Leroy Young of Drumright, Cheryl and Sonny Pfeiffer of Arlington, Texas, J.D. and Renate Davenport of Amarillo, Texas; his mother-in-law, Erma Coit Smith of Clinton; and brothers-in-law Lyle Coit of Edmond and Darrell Coit of Custer City.Preceding in death were his parents and sons, Larry Ray and Lyle David (infant).
The family has suggested that contributions be made in Davenport’s memory to the Argyle United Methodist Church building fund , 308 Denton St., Argyle, TX 76226 or to Hospice-Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. 13800 Montfort Dr., Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75240.
Mulkey-Mason Jack Schmitz and Son is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Katapodis service held at 1:39 pm
Funeral services for former area resident Barbara Johnson Katapodis, age 67 of Tulsa, were held Monday morning at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa with interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery there.
Katapodis died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at her home in Tulsa after a five-year battle with cancer. She was born on April 17, 1938, on a farm in Custer County, the daughter of Wayland and Pearl Johnson.
She started school at Stafford before moving into Clinton at the age of 9. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1956.
In 1959 she graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
She taught English and speech at various schools both in Tulsa and Albuquerque, N.M.
Katapodis also worked as a secretary for the Environmental Compliance Group at Citgo Corp. in Tulsa and as executive secretary for the president of the Commodities Trading Group at Unocal Corp. in Sugar Land, Texas.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, was a younger sister, Margie Keeth.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Leon; a son, John Katapodis and his wife, Brenda, of Topeka, Kan.; a daughter, Nancy Hicks and her husband, Trevor, of Houston, Texas; a brother, Wilford Johnson of Oklahoma City; a sister, Phyllis Lathrum of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren, Andrew and Megan Katapodis of Topeka, Kan., and Payton and Macy Hicks of Houston, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Hospice, 6600 S. Yale Suite 350, Tulsa, OK 74136.
Rites slated for Naranjo at 1:39 pm
Funeral services for Kevin Wayne Naranjo, age 27 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church at Clinton with Rev. Ramus Hicks, Rev. Joe Martinez and Rev. Paul Beartrack officiating.
A traditional Indian all-night wake service will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Indian Pentecostal Mission.
Naranjo died early Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, in Clinton. He was born on Jan. 19, 1978, in Clinton, the son of Velva (Fulsom) Naranjo Hernandez.
He grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1996. Naranjo was active in football, wrestling, track and basketball.
Moving to Kansas for awhile, he worked in construction before moving back to Clinton where he furthered his education at the Canadian Valley Tech Center, learning cabinet making.
He married Nizhoni Fletcher on Oct. 3, 1999, in Dexter, Kan.
Naranjo had been working for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Housing Authority.
He was a member of the Native American Church and the Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission.
Naranjo ran for his grandfather at the traditional Cheyenne Sundances.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife Nizhoni of the home; daughters, Kaylan, Kenzie and Jessica Slinkey; a son, Kevin II; his parents, Vearl and Velva Fulsom of Clinton; sisters, Jessena Fulsom of Enid, Emerald Stevenson, Jada Fulsom and Amanda Hernandez, all of Clinton; brothers, Alfredo and Josh Hernandez of Clinton; and grandparents, Joe and Jean Fulsom of Dexter, Kan., Ervin and Bernice Bull of Clinton.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Larry Rollins rites Friday at 1:44 pm
Funeral services for Larry Thomas Rollins, age 39 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Broadway Heights Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Lanny Ketchum officiating.
Rollins died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, in Clinton. He was born on Nov. 17, 1965, in Burns Flat, the son of Charles Rollins, Jr. and Rosa (Barker) Gross, both of Clinton.
Spending his early years in Morris, he graduated from high school there in 1982.
He had worked for Wright Tree Service and Dolese Concrete.
Burial will conclude in the Butler Cemetery under the direction of Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include a daughter, Shelby Ann Rollins of Illinois; his parents, Charles Rollins, Jr. and Rosa Gross, both of Clinton; a sister, Angela Brandes and her husband, Larry, of Missouri; and a brother, Mark Bernard of Clinton.
Pending at 12:34 pm
Funeral services for Hurshal Belknap, age 91 of Clinton, are pending with the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home on West Modelle Avenue in Clinton.
Belknap died today, Dec. 19, 2005, at the Grace Living Center in Clinton.
Shirley Cottrell death reported at 12:34 pm
Shirley Cottrell, age 73 of Custer City, died early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at the United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton.
She was born Dec. 13, 1932 in Paso Robles, Calif., the daughter of Chester and Anita (Bayner) Sherman.
Cottrell had worked as a food service director in a nursing home.
She was married to Lloyd Cottrell, and they had lived on a farm near Custer City.
She had been a resident of the United Methodist Health Care Center since 2002.
Her husband preceded her in death last year.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Marie Miller and Julie Miller of Texarkana, Ark.; and three sons, Peter Miller of Cayucos, Calif., Tommy Miller of Locksburg, Ark. and Paul Miller of California.
Lea Javorsky services held at 12:33 pm
Funeral services for Lea Javorsky, age 86 and a Corn Heritage Village resident, were held this morning in the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church at Cordell with Rev. Kevin Creed officiating.
Lea (Wedel) Javorsky died late Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the Corn Heritage Village. She was born on Feb. 17, 1919 in Bessie, the daughter of Henery and Amanda (Kiehn) Wedel.
Reared in the Bessie area, she attended the Flynn Country School through the eighth grade before continuing her education at the Corn Bible Academy.
She married Adolph Javorsky on Sept. 5, 1937 on her parents’ farm, and they were married for more than 60 years before he preceded her in death in 1997.
She lived her entire life in the Bessie area where she and her husband farmed.
Javorsky was a member of the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church.
Preceding her in death were two infant grandchildren; a sister, Malinda Brown; and four brothers, Arnold, Harry, Rueben and Art.
Burial followed in the Bible Mennonite Brethren Cemetery northeast of Cordell under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include two daughters, Inez Suderman and her husband, Emery, of Cordell, Iris McNeil and her husband, Ed, of Silverthorne, Colo.; a son, Ken Javorsky and his wife, Carolyn, of Bessie; two sisters, Susie Horn and her husband, Art, of Midwest City, Rosella Horn of Hinton; two sisters-in-law, Edna McNeil and Jessie Wedel, both of Cordell; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Delmar J. Cagle services Tuesday at 12:32 pm
Graveside services for Delmar J. “D.J.” Cagle, age 45 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Russell Cemetery near Cordell with Victor Adams officiating.
Cagle died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, in Clinton. He was born on Jan. 16, 1960 in Hinton, the son of Delmer and Sylvia (Springer) Cagle.
Reared in McLoud, he graduated from Moore High School.
He was employed in the oilfield and worked for several years as a roughneck.
Cagle married Catherine Ashley on June 21, 1982 in Clinton. They made their home in Clinton, and he worked for Kauk Construction in Leedey.
In failing health for several years, he was seriously ill for the past year.
Cagle was of the Baptist faith.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in downtown Clinton.
Survivors include a son, “Little Joe” Cagle of Clinton; three brothers, David Cagle of Weatherford, Daniel Cagle of Reydon, Donald Cagle of Oklahoma City; and three nephews, Brett Cagle of Reydon, John Cagle of Montana and Jeffrey Cagle of Moore; and a niece, Kaitlyn Shepherd.
Javorsky’s funeral set at 12:29 pm
Funeral services for Lea Javorsky, age 86, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church in Cordell.
Javorsky died at the Corn Heritage Village. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton. Further details are scheduled to be released Sunday.
PENDING at 12:28 pm
Former Clinton resident Lodema Fisher, 51, died Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City following a massive heart attack.
Ms. Fisher was living in Oklahoma City at the time of her death. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Lodema Fisher rites Monday at 12:48 pm
A “celebration of life” for Thomas native Lodema Fisher, 51, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the South Colonial Chapel of the Vondel Smith Mortuary, 6934 S. Western, in Oklahoma City.
Ms. Fisher died Wednesday, Dec. 14., 2005, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City following a heart attack. She was a resident of Oklahoma City.
Born Nov. 14, 1954, at Thomas, she was the daughter of Langburn Fisher Sr. and Imogene (Chapman) Fisher.
After spending her formative years in the Deer Creek and Custer City communities of northern Custer County, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Southern Nazarene University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Following her retirement from the Oxy Corp., Ms. Fisher did volunteer work at St. Anthony’s Hospital and in Oklahoma City soup kitchens, advocating for the homeless and those in need.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Grewell, of the home; one son, Eric Hernandez, of Ohio; one step-daughter, Nikki Thiel, Tulsa; two brothers, Wilbur Sprang of the home and Langburn Fisher, Anadarko; and six sisters, Erma Tsotaddle, Carnegie, Norma Fisher, Clinton, Kari Boyce, Oklahoma City, Carol Smith, Sapulpa, Yvonneda Thompson, Montana, and Carol Strawn, Houston, Texas.
Ms. Fisher was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Deva Fisher; and three brothers, Jimmy Dean Housermann and Bobby and Lionel Fisher.
Cremation will follow Monday’s service.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Don Owen’s funeral services held at 1:31 pm
Funeral services for Donald R. Owen Sr., 70, who grew up in Clinton and operated a Mexican restaurant here in the 1980s, were held Tuesday at the Rose Chapel of Humphrey’s Mortuary in Chula Vista, Calif.
Owen died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, of pneumonia in Chula Vista, where he and his wife had moved to be near their son.
An older brother, Leroy Owen, died just a month earlier, on Nov. 8, in Oklahoma City.
Don Owen was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Charley and Gloie (White) Owen. After his graduation from Clinton High School, he joined the Navy and later made his home at various times in Clinton and Pryor in Oklahoma and at San Diego, South Lake Tahoe and Chula Vista in California.
He was a salesman and worked for 25 years as a security officer at Caesar’s Palace in South Lake Tahoe.
On Nov. 6, 1954, he married Ila Franco in Oklahoma City. After his long tenure with Caesar’s, they returned to Clinton and opened El Sombrero Restaurant in the early 1980s.
Owen is survived by his wife, Ila, of Chula Vista, Calif.; one son, Donald Owen Jr., Chula Vista; one daughter, Linda Howard, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; four grandchildren, Donald Owen III, Brenda Owen, Kristi (Howard) Matties and Machele (Howard) Smithhart; four great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Smithhart, Griphon and Hunter Matties, and Ryan Owen; and one brother, Ron Owen, Clinton.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Leroy Owen.
Pastor Yoalmo Saravia presided at the funeral. Following cremation, Owen’s final resting place will be the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.