Henderson services set at 3:39 pm
A memorial service for Chiquita L. Henderson, age 66 of Midwest City, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Meadowood Baptist Church.
Family will be receiving friends until 8 p.m. today at Candlewood Chapel, 315 S. Sooner Road in Midwest City.
Henderson died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. She was born Jan. 28, 1940 in Frederick, the daughter of J. M. and Joyce Smith.
She grew up and attended high school in Clinton and has some relatives in the area.
A nursing home administrator for more than 20 years and a cancer survivor for 10 years, she was involved in Grief Share and Masterís Market with Meadowood Baptist Church and served on the Board of the Mid-Del Group Homes.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ford Funeral Service in Midwest City.
Survivors include her husband, Tom; one son, Thomas and his wife, Ruth; one daughter, Cynthia Henderson; and two grandsons, Trip and Brady.
The family suggests that donations in Hendersonís honor may be made to the Mid-Del Group Homes.
Esther Holly services set at 3:37 pm
Funeral services for former Clinton resident Esther H. Holly, age 94 of Oklahoma City, were held this morning at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany.
She died on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, in her home. Holly was born in Mountain View on Oct. 22, 1911, the youngest of 12 children born to James Thomas Moseley and Hilda Jane Moseley.
On Nov. 24, 1929 she married Troy Holly. They moved to Oklahoma City from Clinton in 1968. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, were all of her siblings; two sons, Bobby Holly and Lamar Holly; and a grandson, Bobby L. Holly.
Burial followed at the Resurrection Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 76 years, Troy Holly; a daughter, Joyce Lee and her husband, Emmitt, of Bethany; a son, Ted Holly and his wife, Karen, of Oklahoma City; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Services set for Hutchins at 2:58 pm
Graveside services for Lewis Allen Hutchins, age 79 of Cordell, have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell with Rev. Buck Nicholson officiating.
Hutchins died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, in Vernon, Texas. He was born on Oct. 15, 1926 in Texola, the son of Joe and Virgina (Armfield) Hutchins.
He graduated high school in 1944 and married Virgina Sumpter on Oct. 14, 1946.
Hutchins worked as an airline engineer and was a member of the American Legion.
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Debra Brent Hutchins; and a brother, James Hutchins.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include his wife, Virgina, of the home; three sons, Joe Frank Hutchins and his wife, Donna, of Simi Valley, Calif., Michael Allen Hutchins and his wife, Sandi, of Battle Ground, Wash., Jerry Armfield Hutchins of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Claire L. Smith of Cordell; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Todd Sargent services set at 2:58 pm
Funeral services for Todd C. Sargent, age 47 of Burns Flat, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Duwan Mearns officiating.
Sargent died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on March 30, 1959 in Oklahoma, the son of John and Margie Sargent.
A 1971 high school graduate, he was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat.
His mother, Margie Sargent, preceded him in death.
Burial will follow in the Boggy Cemetery east of Burns Flat under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include his father, John Sargent and stepmother, Pat, of Oregon; and close friends, Julia Metcalf, Johnny Metcalf, Jamie Metcalf, Ruby Buck, all of Dill City.
Rites held for Sonntag at 2:57 pm
A service of remembrance, hope and resurrection was held for Clinton native Charles W. Sonntag, age 80 of Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque with Rev. David Okerberg officiating.
Sonntag died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at his home. He was born on Nov. 5, 1925 in Clinton.
Reared on the farm, he completed a Masterís Degree and became a teacher for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, retiring after more than 30 years of service.
He had been involved in West Mesa Little League, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lions Club, New Mexico Athletic Association High School Baseball and Softball, City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Softball, American Softball Association.
Also, National Association of Softball Officials, DeMolay, Rainbow, Order of Eastern Star, Masons, New Mexico State Grand Lodge, Order of the White Shrine, Amaranth, Ballut Abyad Shriners, First United Methodist Church and Los Volcanes Senior Citizens Center.
He had been an AARP 55 Alive driver safety course teacher.
Preceding him in death was his wife of 44 years, Jo Ann Sonntag, who died in 1989.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Leon Sonntag of Santa Fe, N.M., Larry C. Sonntag and his wife, Carla; a daughter, Lois J. Wickam and her husband, Dan; grandsons, Alan and Daniel Sonntag of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, L.C. Sonntag of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Mary Cordial of Aeia, Hawaii, Elsie Palmera of Martinez, Calif., Marjorie Pigg and her husband, Don, of Altus.
The family suggests that donations in memory of Sonntag be given to any of the organizations listed above
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Pending at 3:52 pm
Funeral services for Geraldine Kincaid, age 87 of Butler, are pending with the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Kincaid died this morning, Aug. 16, 2006, at the Thomas Nursing Center.
Albert Gabriel graveside set at 3:51 pm
Graveside services for Dr. Albert H. Gabriel Jr., age 77 of Weatherford, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Walters Cemetery,
Albert Henry Gabriel Jr. was born to Henry and Mable (Thomas) Gabriel on Aug. 22, 1928, in Grandfield. He died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at a Lawton nursing center.
He grew up in the Chattanooga area and graduated from Apheatone High School.
He received his bachelorís degree from then Central State University and masterís degree from the University of Oklahoma. He went on to complete his doctorate at Michigan State University.
After receiving his bachelorís degree, he taught briefly in Winfield, Kan. before finishing up his masterís degree in 1956.
He came to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1956 and retired from the Weatherford university in 1994 as chairman of the Business Administration Department in the School of Business.
While at SWOSU, Gabriel served as long-time sponsor of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. Gabriel was involved in the Faculty Senate and served on the universityís Athletic Council and various other committees.
He served as SWOSU menís tennis coach at one time. He worked under four presidents at SWOSU. He was hired by Dr. R. Harold Burton and taught under the administrations of Dr. Al Harris, Dr. Leonard Campbell and Dr. Joe Anna Hibler.
In the SWOSU School of Business, Gabriel taught all classes except accounting classes.
Some of his most well-known students are Mangum native Skip Cypert, who authored several books on effective communications, and successful Oklahoma City businessmen Jerry Grizzle and Everett Dobson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.
Survivors include his niece and caregiver, Sue Otis Wigington, and her husband, Dan, of Lawton; other nieces and nephews; grand and great-grand nieces and nephews; and special friends, Brian Adler, Joe Anna Hibler and Homer Trimmons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lorene Kimrey, Bonita Maier, Doris Otis; and a brother, Donald Gabriel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Albert Gabriel Scholarship Fund, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, 100 Campus Dr., Weatherford, OK 73096.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Rites slated for Heinrichs at 11:45 am
Funeral services for Lonnie Dean Heinrichs, age 65 of Thomas, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church at Thomas with Rev. Jeff Brock officiating, assisted by Randall Kourt and Brad Perkins.
Heinrichs died Saturday morning, Aug. 12, 2006, at his Thomas home following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Having spent his early years in Butler and rural Arapaho, he graduated from Arapaho High School in 1959.
He married Mary Jane Son of Arapaho on Aug. 6, 1960, and worked at the Clinton Daily News for many years as a pressman and for 3M Company at Weatherford.
On Sept. 11, 2000, he married Kathy Chambers in Carrizozo, N.M.
He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Clinton and was employed by J&C Aviation in Thomas at the time of his death.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a sister, Dortha Dickerson.
Visitation was scheduled to continue until 5 p.m. today at the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton before moving from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening to the Lockstone Funeral Home in Thomas.
Burial will conclude in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of Stanley-Lee.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of the home; a daughter, Christye Steigman of Clinton and her husband, Michael; sons, David Heinrichs and his friend, Gayla Brackage, of Drummond, Dean Heinrichs and his wife, Yvette, of Katy, Texas; stepsons, Brent Chambers and his wife, Tonja, of Conroe, Texas, Brad Chambers of Ruidoso, N.M.; a brother, Arden Heinrichs and his wife, Kathy, of Washington, Okla.; two sisters, Ruby Wiebe and her husband, Harold, of Marengo, Ohio, Judy Schmidt and her husband, Jerry, of Arapaho; and six grandchildren, Candi, Shane, Brett and Jacob Steigman, Paige Heinrichs and Jenna Chambers.
Shepherd services held at 11:45 am
Funeral services for Dan Shepherd, age 74 of Sterling, were held this morning at the First Baptist Church in Sterling with Rev. Jack Pilgrim, pastor, and Rev. Clarence Shepherd of Clinton officiating.
Shepherd was born July 24, 1932, in Arapaho, the son of Jim and Mabel (Spencer) Shepherd.
He grew up in Arapaho and graduated from Arapaho High School in 1950.
He married Raylene (Thurman) in Arapaho on Sept. 11, 1952. Shepherd was self-employed as a farmer and rancher from 1952 until his retirement in 1999.
For several years he served on the Arapaho School Board and was elected to serve on the Comanche County Farm Service Agency Committee in Lawton.
He was a church trustee and served on several committees at the First Baptist Church in Sterling.
Interment was held at Sterling Cemetery under the direction of the Hodge Funeral Home in Elgin.
Survivors include his wife, Raylene, of the home; two sons Brad Shepherd and his wife, Bebe, and Greg Shepherd and his wife, Melba, all of Duncan; a daughter, Danette Shepherd of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Danielle and Kaci Shepherd of Stillwater and Derek Shepherd of Laurel, Md.; three sisters, Eva Sprott of Clinton, Betty Jane Hoffman of Custer City and Madelyn Patton of El Reno; and one brother, Wink Shepherd of Fort Cobb.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Danís honor be made to either the American Heart Association or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6, Sterling, OK 73567.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Betty Pope services set at 1:37 pm
Chapel services for Betty Jean Pope, age 69 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel at the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Lawrence Hart officiating.
A traditional wake is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pope died early Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital. She was born June 7, 1937, the daughter of Howard and Mary (Coyote) Riggs.
On Aug. 15, 1968 she married Herschel L. Pope, and they made their home in Clinton. She worked for many years as a nurseís aide and was a member of St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, John David Riggs; and a sister, Ella Mae Riggs-Penn.
Burial will conclude in the Orion Cemetery near Seiling with visitation starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include numerous cousins and other relatives.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Ralph Hall funeral set at 4:25 pm
Funeral services for Ralph Raymond Hall, Jr., age 71 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of God in Clinton with Rev. Roy Dobbs and Rev. Wendell Folsom officiating.
Hall died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on Aug. 7, 1935 in Clinton, the son of Ralph Raymond and Elsie Mae (Goucher) Hall, Sr.
He grew up in Clinton and Foss, attending school in both areas.
On Nov. 13, 1954 he entered the U.S. Air Force and served until Sept. 12, 1958.
In 1956 he married Alma Addie Jones, and she preceded him in death in 1984.
After his discharge from the military, he worked for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Clinton and later for Dr Pepper Bottling Co.
Retiring in 1984, he started buying and selling scrap metal.
In 1985 he married Frances Annette Bowdon in Wheeler, Texas.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his first wife, were his father, Ralph Raymond, Sr.; his stepfather, Arlin ďJohnnyĒ Balentine; and a son, John Henry Hall.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Annette, of the home; daughters, Kimberly Digby of Clinton, Patricia Hall of Oklahoma City; a son, Raymond Dale Hall of Okarche, his mother, Elsie Balentine of Clinton; brothers, Benjamin ďPatĒ Hall of Clinton, Gary Hall and his wife, Diane, of Altus; and grandchildren, Jeffery and Jennifer Hall and Emily and Clayton Digby.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Pending at 3:39 pm
Funeral services for Ralph Hall, age 71 and a lifelong Clinton resident, are pending with the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Hall died Tuesday evening, Aug. 8, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Bernadette services held at 3:38 pm
Funeral services for Sister Mary Bernadette (Janning), SSM, were held Saturday, Aug. 5, in the chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows Convent in Broken Arrow.
Internment was in the Calvary Cemetery at Tulsa.
Sister Bernadette died Aug. 2, 2006 at the age of 89 at St. Clareís Convent in Broken Arrow.
She lived most of her religious life in Wichita, Kan. and Broken Arrow. She was the director of Saint Frances School of Nursing in Wichita and was president and CEO of Saint Frances Medical Center in Wichita and assistant director of Saint John Medical Center in Tulsa.
She also served as Provincial Superior of the Tulsa Province and executive director of the Oklahoma Catholic Health Conference.
The sister retired on April 1, 1994, to Our Lady of Sorrows Convent in Broken Arrow, and was transferred to the Health Care Center at Saint Clareís in January, 1997, until her death.
Sister Bernadette is survived by one sister, Helen Guthrie of Washington D.C.; sisters-in-law, Marcella Janning of Clinton, Lorene Janning of Austin, Texas, Henrietta Janning of Canute; 23 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Frank and Mary Janning of Anthon; six brothers, Raymond, Frank (Tex), John, Earnest, Leonard, and George; and one sister, Viola Weiss.