Jones rites Wednesday at 2:00 pm
Funeral services for the Oklahoma City man who died in an automobile accident on Interstate 40 near Clinton early Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, have been announced.
Services for Larry Anthony Jones, age 20 of Oklahoma City, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Geary with Rev. John Copeland and Rev. Francine Big Goose officiating.
A traditional all-night Indian wake service will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tri-County Building in Geary.
Jones was born on Jan. 21, 1986 at Omaha, Neb., the son of Roger and Lydia Kay (White) Jones.
Reared in Clinton and Geary, he graduated from high school in Tahlequah with the Job Corps program in 2004.
He had worked as an electrical apprentice and for Safety Awareness in Oklahoma City and had been awarded Salesperson of the Month.
At the time of his death he was employed with Lucky Star Casino.
Jones was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Oklahoma City where he sang in the choir and attended Promise Keepers.
He also was a member of the Kit-Fox Society and the Native American Church.
Burial will conclude in the Lumpmouth Family Cemetery west of Geary under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his mother, Lydia, and father, Roger, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Laura Jones and Autumn Eneremadu, both of Oklahoma City; and three brothers, Charles Jones and Ryan Moore, both of Oklahoma City, Corey Evans of Daytona, Fla.
Private Rose services set at 1:58 pm
Private family services are planned for Mickey Lucille (Richardson) Rose, age 65 of Butler.
Rose died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at her home in Butler. She was born on June 5, 1940 at Dripping Springs near Arapaho.
She grew up at Dripping Springs until the age of 10 when she and her family moved to Clinton where she attended school.
She worked for Dairy Queen for many years.
On June 27, 1994 she married Bill Alfred Rose in Colorado Springs, Colo. She and her husband settled in Butler in 1997.
Preceding her in death were her parents; sons, Kenny Smith and Larry Smith; a great grandson, Ethan Oneale; and a brother, C.J. Walker.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the home; sons, Billy Oneale and his wife, Deborah, of Arapaho, Terry Smith and his wife, Sandra, of Louisiana; daughters, Kim Johnson of Clinton, Cheryl Tilley and her husband, Delbert, of Cordell, Angela Adams and her husband, Darren, of New Mexico; brothers, Jim Richardson and his wife, Flo, of Corn, Emery “Buzz” Richardson, Jr. of Florida; a sister-in-law, Charlene Walker of Clinton; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Barbara Stuart rites Thursday at 1:45 pm
Funeral services for Barbara Stuart, age 49 of Cordell, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cordell with Rev. Roy Dewees officiating.
Stuart died early Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the Bell Avenue Nursing Home in Elk City where she was working her shift. She was born on Jan. 24, 1956 at Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Jeff and Maxine Bernard.
Growing up in the Phoenix area, she graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1974 and later attended school toward becoming a licensed practical nurse.
She married James Stuart in Phoenix, Ariz, on May 10, 1981, and they moved to northeastern Oklahoma in 1986 before moving a year later to Cordell where she resided until her death.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home of Cordell.
Survivors include James Stuart; her longtime companion, Larry Gregory of the home; three daughters, Angela Martinez and her husband, Pete, of Cordell, Andrea and Amanda Stuart of Cordell; two sons, Adrian and Andrew Stuart of Cordell; her parents, Jeff and Maxine Bernard of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Vivian Fitch and Cindy Bernard, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Chelsea, Ryan, Megham and Emily Martinez and Jasmine Bryan.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Lucy Smith services set at 11:10 am
Memorial services for Lucy Edith Watkins Rich Smith, age 102,will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Apple House 2 Assisted Living Facility at 2301 South Hwy 17 in Crescent City, Fla.
The Crescent City Chapter No. 200 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service for Lucy, as she requested, after which Howard Cox, pastor of the Word of Faith Bible Church also will officiate a memorial service.
Smith died at the Apple House 2 Assisted Living Facility on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. She was the oldest daughter of Charles Henry Franklin Watkins and Effie Jeanette Harrah Watkins McBee, born Dec. 14, 1903 near St. Paul, Kan.
She attended school at Benedict and Erie Kan.
After moving to Clinton, she married Robert L. Rich in 1925 and worked for Southwestern Bell until 1939.
She moved that year to Washington, D.C. and lived there for about year, starting to work for the Navy Department as a telephone operator that same year, finally working her way up to supervisor.
Lucy and Robert moved to Arlington, Va. in 1940 and lived there until she retired.
They moved to Pine Bluff, Ark. after her retirement. Her husband, Robert, died of cancer in 1970.
She married Lambert Smith in 1972 and continued to reside in Pine Bluff for a few years before moving to Lake Como, Fla. in 1978. Her second husband died of cancer in 1998. They were members of a local church. She also was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter number 200 in Crescent City, Fla.
Survivors include a son, Robert Lee Rich, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Lake Como, Fla.; a granddaughter, Alcinda Russkanen of Cameron, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Frankie Jeanette; 4 brothers, Robert, Ralph, Henry and Lawrence Watkins; and 2 sisters, Hazel Watkins and Mina Walker.
Smith will be buried beside her two husbands in the Erie Memorial Cemetery in Erie, Kan.
Monday, January 23, 2006
Funeral set for Schmidt at 1:41 pm
Graveside services for Angie Schmidt, age 85 and a long-time Cordell resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart, Texas with Bob McCalister officiating.
Schmidt died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the Cordell Christian Home.
Jack Loftiss Funeral Home of Cordell is planning to release a full obituary at a later date.
Jack Litke funeral set at 1:40 pm
Funeral services for Dennis K. “Jack” Litke, age 67 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Roy Wilburn and Rev. Shane Hall officiating.
Litke died late Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on July 18, 1938 in Corn, the son of W.J. and Sarah (Vogt) Litke.
He was reared in Corn, graduating from high school in 1956.
He joined the Army Reserves while attending the former Southwestern State College in Weatherford.
Litke married the former Patsy Thiessen on March 14, 1959 in Clinton.
The young couple made their home in Clinton where he started a career with Sears.
In 1977 he was transferred to Altus where they spent the next 18 years before returning to Clinton in 1994 where he later retired with 32 years of service.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Corn.
Burial will conclude in the Corn Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy, of the home; two daughters, Denise Fleming and her husband, Dean, of Corn, Kim Bishop and her husband, Brett, of Butler; six grandchildren, DaLynn Brinkley , Brooke Fleming, Chance Fleming, Shelby Bishop, Ashlee Bishop, Allison Bishop; a sister, Betty Benton and her husband, George, of Valley Center, Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Baldwin of Clinton.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Litke’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Funeral set for Tackitt at 2:27 pm
Graveside services for Ollie Tackitt, age 88 of Clinton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clinton Cemetery with minister Pat Peters officiating.
Ollie Gertrude Royse was born on Dec. 16, 1917 in Stafford, the daughter of Ruffus and Ruth (Dawson) Royse. She died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at Southwestern Memorial Hospital in Weatherford.
Having attended school in Foss and Stafford, she graduated from Stafford High School around 1934.
Her mother died early, and she helped her father rear her four brothers and sisters.
After graduation she moved to Oakwood and did housework for teachers.
On Aug. 24, 1940 she married Coy C. “Barney” Tackitt, and they moved to the Long Beach area of California.
After their retirement in 1990 they moved to Clinton where she was a member of the Church of Christ.
Her husband, Barney, preceded her in death last year. Others preceding her in death included her brothers, Louis and Riley; and a sister, Frances Royse.
Burial will be under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Ann Gilmore of Larksburg, Calif.; a son, R. “Barkley” Tackitt of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; a sister, Ruth Ruyle of Oklahoma City; grandsons, Mark Brian Tackitt of Seattle, Wash., Christopher Ryan Tackitt of Clinton, Ron Archer of San Francisco, Calif.; a granddaughter, Sasha Caporrimo of Litchfield, Ariz.; and three great grandchildren, Micah, Dalton and Turner Tackitt.
Jim Baker rites held at 2:26 pm
Funeral services for Jim D. Baker, age 71 of Willow, were held Thursday afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Willow with Rev. Will J. Roberts and Rev. Arol Steverson officiating.
Baker died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at Sayre Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov. 24, 1934 in Woodward, the son of Elsie (Maupin) and Tod Ivy Baker.
Baker’s long career with Southwestern Bell started shortly after he was discharged from the Army where he served in the Korean conflict.
He started in 1955 as a lineman and advanced to the ranks of management. At the time of his retirement he held the position of Oklahoma City metro area manager of engineering design.
Jim met Travonna in late 1969, and they were married in the First Baptist Church of Weatherford on March 21, 1970. Together they reared four children.
After retiring from Southwestern Bell Jim and Travonna built a home in Willow where they resided for several years.
In 1994 he took the position of County Administrator in Hamilton County, Kan. He worked with the county commissioners and was instrumental in building an 18-hole golf course and renovating the Hamilton County Courthouse.
After serving there for two years he moved to Pioneer Electric in Ulysses, Kan. where he worked until 1997.
When the family moved back to Willow he served as mayor and spearheaded numerous community projects including building a new community center and park.
He was a member of the Willow First Baptist Church.
Baker was involved in many projects and served on numerous boards and committees throughout his life.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Tod and Elsie Baker, and his mother and father-in-law, Trav and Sudie Hatter.
Interment was in the Willow Cemetery under the direction of People’s Funeral Home of Lone Wolf
Survivors include his wife, Travonna of the home in Willow; one daughter, Kim, of Oklahoma City; three sons, Steve and wife, Roxann, of Montrose, Colo., Rod and wife, Terry, of Blue Springs, Mo. Dustin of Willow; eight grandchildren, Chelsey, Kendi,, Brittani, Nathan, Randall, Kelli, Keevan, and Kory; and great grandchildren, Emma Kate and Jordan.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Jim Baker’s honor to the Willow Community Development Project, City Hall, Willow, OK 73673.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Nikkel kin’s death listed at 10:50 am
Word has been received of the death of Susie Mae (Nikkel) Goerzen, age 80, at her home in Harrow, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006.
Funeral services are set for Wednesday at the Harrow Mennonite Church at 3167 County Road II Harrow with Pastor Greg Yantzi officiating.
Goerzen was a professor of home economics at the University of Windsor in Ontario from 1969 until she retired in 1990.
Preceding her in death were her brothers, Ernest, Ervin, Frank and Peter Nikkel.
Burial will conclude in the Colchester Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Gerhard Goerzen; a son, John Goerzen; a daughter, Mary, and her husband, John Sheard; and two grandchildren.
Rites slated for Viola Delozier at 10:50 am
Funeral services for Viola Louise Delozier, age 77 of Thomas, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church at Thomas with Rev. Monte Moran officiating.
Delozier died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Weatherford. She was born on July 18, 1928 north of Hydro, the daughter of John and Ruby (Kitchen) Jones.
Reared north of Hydro, she attended school in Weatherford and Thomas before graduating in 1947.
She owned and operated the Big T Drive Inn in Thomas and had worked for 15 years for the former 3M plant in Weatherford.
She was active in the First Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the Mound Valley Cemetery at Thomas under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas.
Survivors include a son, Steve Delozier and his wife, Vicky, of Yukon; three daughters, Cindy Abernathy of Edmond, Pam Magill and her husband, Mike, of Weatherford, Trudi Delozier of Baton Rouge, La.; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild; a brother, Floyd Jones and his wife, Maxine, of Edmonds, Wash.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, were her husband, Vernie; a son; and three brothers.