Monday, June 21, 2004
Albert Rogers rites Tuesday at 12:51 pm
Memorial services for Albert Leon Rogers, age 87 of Canute, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Martin Funeral Home in Elk City with Rev. Gene Spillman officiating.
Rogers died Saturday, June 19, 2004. He was born on Jan. 19, 1917 at Oklahoma City, the son of Perry and Annie Lou Choate Rogers.
Growing up in Honey Grove, Texas and the Highway community in Beckham County, he graduated from the Highway School in 1936 and attended Cameron University for one year.
Rogers moved with his family to California and joined the United States Army in 1941, being honorably discharged as a first sergeant in Company B (745 MP Batt.) in 1945.
He spent time in Panama and South America before
coming to Canute in 1949 and marrying Imogene Inez Drake in Sayre on June 17, 1950.
Leon and Imogene farmed south of Canute. He became the Canute postmaster in 1966 and continued his postal career for 20 years. He also was a 38-year member of the Canute Lions Club.
Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were three brothers, Ralph, Earl and Roy Rogers; five sisters, Ann Britton, Mary Giest, June Tosh, Jessie Shinault, Georgia Fagan; and two nephews, Roy Lee Tosh and Tommy Rogers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday until service time.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene, of the Canute home; a daughter, Debby Sandusky of Canute; two sons, Sidney Drake and his wife, Bonnie, of Weatherford, Gene Rogers and his wife, Traci, of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Keith Burden of Canute, Roger Sandusky and his wife, Melissa, of Bridge Creek, Chad Drake of Taylor, Miss., Jeremy Drake and his wife, Angie, of Hydro, Dustin Drake of Weatherford, Coby Rogers and Carissa Rogers of Clinton; four great grandchildren, Gunnar Drake of Hydro, Jacob, Seth and Zachery Sandusky of Bridge Creek; two brother,s Ray Rogers and his wife, Joy, of Canute, Bill Rogers of Edmond; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Vance Kenney rites Tuesday at 12:50 pm
Funeral services for Vance Kenney, a longtime resident of the Edwardsville and Stafford communities, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Huber-Benson Funeral Home in El Reno.
Kenney died Saturday, June 19, 2004, in an El Reno hospital. Burial will be in a cemetery at Butler.
Marie Stamm services set at 12:48 pm
A prayer vigil for Marie Anna Stamm, age 88 of Elk
City, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Whinery-Savage Funeral Service chapel in Elk City with Mass of Christian Burial set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Elk City with Father Timothy Fuller officiating.
Stamm died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Elk City. She was born on Sept. 19, 1915 in Foss, the daughter of Katherine and Jacob Simons.
She attended the Weiss and St. Francis Schools and married Albert Anthony Stamm on Jan. 7, 1932 at Oklahoma City.
They made their home in the Foss community where they reared their family and Albert farmed before preceding her in death in 1977.
Marie loved to tend her flower beds and take care of her garden, chickens, cats and cows.
She was a longtime member of St. Francis Catholic Church and later St. Maryís Catholic Church in Clinton before moving to Elk City and becoming a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; a grandson, Junior; four brothers; and four sisters.
Burial will be in the St. Francis Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Chervenka and her husband, Norbert, of Canute, Norma Hoffman of Elk City; three sons, Clarence Stamm and his wife, Joyce, of Foss, Donald Stamm of Foss, Charles Stamm and his wife, Judy, of Iowa Park, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Klopfenstein services set at 12:46 pm
Funeral services for Floyd L. Klopfenstein, age 79 of Crescent, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church at Crescent with Rev. Marty Harkey and Rev. Brian Hayes officiating.
Klopfenstein died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City following a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 11, 1925, the son of N.D. and Matilda (Rogers) Klopfenstein.
He grew up on a farm southeast of Crescent and attended the Sand Valley School before later attaining a general education development (GED) certificate.
Inducted into the U.S. Army in December of 1944, he served as a staff sergeant in Honolulu, Hawaii until his honorable discharge in 1946.
He returned to farming southeast of Crescent and worked for the Eason Oil Co. in January of 1949.
After his marriage on Oct. 7, 1950 to Bessie Lee Wilson in Crescent, they remained there until 1971 when he was transferred to the Eason plant in Chickasha as superintendent.
In October of 1973 he returned to Crescent as plant superintendent and was active in the growth of the plant.
In August of 1981 he was promoted to the position of operations manager for natural gas processing and remained in that position until his retirement in 1984.
He began working as a consultant for Baron Exploration in 1985 and remained in that capacity until June of 2004.
Klopfenstein was ordained as a deacon in the First Baptist Church at Crescent on Jan. 4, 1956 and actively served for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Crescent for 52 years.
Klopfenstein enjoyed working on his farm northwest of Crescent and spending time with his family and friends.
Burial will take place in the Crescent Cemetery under the direction of the Abernathy Funeral Home in Crescent.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie lee, of the home in Crescent; a daughter, Susan Hodges and her husband, David, of Clinton; a son, Steve Klopfenstein and his wife, Vickie, of Crescent; a sister, Thelma Mize of Crescent; a brother, Irvin Klopfenstein of Crescent; a sister, Anna Lou Ergenbright of Del City; four grandchildren, Carolyn Hodges of Weatherford, Kyla Hodges of Clinton, Brad Klopfenstein of Crescent, Katie Klopfenstein of Crescent; and five nieces and four nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a niece, Cheryl Wright; and a nephew, Cecil Gene Mize.
Saturday, June 19, 2004
Lenk services set for Monday at 12:49 pm
Funeral services for former Clinton resident Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Lenk, 72, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kan.
She graduated from high school in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Sterling College in 1953. She taught elementary school in Pittsburgh and Hutchinson, Kan.
She also helped her husband Fred Lenk with his ministry for 47 years, through seminary and four different churches, including a tenure at Clinton, in 43 years of formal ministry. She also contributed to the church through music, as she served as an organist/piano player and teacher wherever she went.
She is survived by her husband; sons, John Lenk and Jim Lenk of Wichita; daughter, Susan Eppler of Wichita; brother, Robert Leiper of Estes Park, Col.; and nine grandchildren.
For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests funds be directed to the support of her son and daughter-in-law's mission work. Funds should be designated "For the work of John and Terri" and sent to Eneterprise, Inc., P.O. Box 491030, Lawrenceville, GA, 30049-0018.
Friday, June 18, 2004
Services set for Newcomb at 12:31 pm
Graveside memorial services for Mary Magdalene (Beasley) Newcomb, 79, of Clinton, will be held at noon Tuesday, June 22, 2004 in the Butler Cemetery with the proceedings officiated by Rev. Dale Snider.
Newcomb died Friday, June 11, 2004 at the Grace Living Center in Clinton.
She was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Nocona, Texas, the daughter of Jess and Rosa (Tonetti) Huff.
In 1946 she met and married Ray H. Newcomb and they made their home in the Butler-Clinton area. She had worked at the T.B. Sanatorium. In her spare time, she enjoyed country and western music, dancing, gardening and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother Johnny Huff and a granddaughter Rosemary Nelson.
She is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Green of
Dayton, Texas, Marilyn Rae Parker of Arapaho; a son Billy Ray Newcomb of Crosby, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Doris Huff and several nieces and nephews.
Burial arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Rites slated for Kennedy at 2:08 pm
Memorial services for Barbara Kaye Kennedy, age 55 of Burns Flat, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home in Clinton with interment in the Clinton Cemetery.
Kennedy died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 25, 1948 in Clinton, the daughter of Sy and Frances (Creig) Deal.
She grew up in Clinton, graduating in 1966. On Nov. 18, 1967 she was married to James Kennedy at the First Baptist Church in Clinton.
At Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1971 and a Masterís in Education in 1973.
Kennedy was president and founder of Geological and Environmental Services. Devoted to her family and business, she liked to garden, travel and collect Fostoria and antique fruit jars.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, James Kennedy of Burns Flat; daughters, Catherine Kennedy and her husband, Troy, of Burns Flat, Christine Kennedy and her husband, Conrad Condreay of Burns Flat; and a brother, William Deal, and his wife, Jo Ann, of Bethany.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Boyd services set for Friday at 1:21 pm
Funeral services for Michael Aaron Boyd, 18 of Leedey, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday June 18, 2004 at the Leedey High School Auditorium.
Boyd died Sunday June 13, 2004 at Oklahoma City as the result of injuries suffered in a vehicle crash.
Burial will follow the funeral service at the New Hermon Cemetery under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home of Leedey.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Fite rites set for Wednesday at 1:36 pm
Funeral services for Alyce Joyce Fite, 74 of Duncan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel in Duncan.
Fite, a former Clinton resident, died June 13, 2004 at Duncan.
Saturday, June 12, 2004
Howard rites to be Monday at 1:47 pm
Funeral services for Glendon Earl Howard, age 74 of Hydro, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church at Hydro with Rev. Truman Smith, Rev. Russell Fincher and Rev. Wanda Murray officiating.
Howard died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Southwestern Memorial Hospital in Weatherford. He was born on March 12, 1930 in Clinton, the son of Earl and Nina (McAfee) Howard.
He started school in Clinton and later moved to Hydro where he attended a rural school south of Hydro before graduating from Hydro High School in 1948.
On June 26, 1949 he married Patty Bowser in Clinton.
They lived south of Hydro. He started farming and custom harvesting in 1948 and trucking later.
The couple moved to Hydro where he was the co-op manager from 1966 to 1974.
He then managed the co-op at Red Rock where he retired in 1998. Glendon and Patty were married for 55 years.
He was an ordained deacon in the First Baptist Church at Hydro and enjoyed playing cards and following University of Oklahoma football.
Burial will follow in the Hydro Masonic Cemetery under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Howard, of the home in Hydro; a son, Mark Howard and his wife, Janetta, of Perry; a daughter, Vickie Meacham and her husband, Monte, of Hydro; two brothers-in-law, Paul Bowser, Jr. of Bethany, Troy Bowser of Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law, Marie Turner of Bakersfield, Calif.; five grandchildren, Brett Meacham and his wife, Katrina, of Dallas, Texas, Brock Meacham and his wife, Lanae, of Clinton, Kizzy Howard of Stillwater, Marcus Howard of Stillwater, Joseph Howard of Perry; and three great grandchildren, David and Grace Meacham of Dallas, Texas and Madison Meacham of Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in his honor to the First Baptist Church in Hydro and the Hydro First Responders.