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Custer County, Oklahoma Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Custer County, Oklahoma Obituary Collection - 56

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Date: Friday, 3 December 2010, at 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, July 13, 2006
Anna Guthrie rites set at 1:59 pm
Chapel Services for Mrs. Anna Guthrie, 92, Clinton resident will be held 10 a.m. Friday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Larry King and burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Anna Hastings (Greeley) Pope-Guthrie was born Aug. 4, 1913 to John Fields Greeley and Nellie Hastings Greeley in Morristown, N.Y. and passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2006 in the Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton.

She was raised in New York where she graduated from Morristown High School in 1930.

She was married to Professional Football Player, Mr. Lewis L. Pope in 1932. Her husband played for the Green Bay Packers Football team as well as for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team for six years. Therefore, they spent many of their early years traveling all over the United States.

The young couple moved to California in the early 1940’s, and she worked for the Lockheed Aircraft. Anna has always been a very small lady which allowed her to work as a riveter on the planes. She could get into very small places and was able to reach places and do repairs when others could not.

They moved to Oklahoma in 1944 and settled in Clinton in 1946. Mr. Pope preceded her in death and she soon moved back to New York. She later married Mr. Claude Guthrie, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She moved back to Clinton to be near her daughter, Mary Ann Hays and son-in-law, Dr. Gary Hays.

She attended the First United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church while living in Clinton and is a member of the Eastern Star in New York. She was baptized as a child in the Methodist Church, Morristown, New York.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, her parents, a sister Dorothy Bordean, two granddaughters, Cappy Hays and April Hays and her step daughter, Gwen (Guthrie) Putman.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Hays and husband, Dr. Gary Hays; step

daughter, Gail Guthrie of Canton, N.Y.; step son, Gary Guthrie, Skinnyapolis, NY and grandchildren Dr. Gary Lynn Hays and Susan, Oran Hays and wife, Donna, all of Clinton; her great-grandchildren, Scott Hays, Ryan Hays and Katelyn Caprice Hays, all of Clinton, and Devin and Daren Hays, both of Oklahoma City.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other family, Todd Chamberlain, Watertown, NY; Noreen Wagner, Harrisburg, PA; Amy Jo Shumway, NJ; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Chamberlain, Clayton, NY; and John Putman, Canton, NY.

Smith Diel rites held at 1:59 pm
Funeral services for Sue Smith Diel, age 88 and a resident of Yukon, were held Friday, July 7, at the Mercer-Adams Chapel in Bethany with burial in the Fairlawn Cemetery at Cushing.
Diel died Monday, July 3, 2006. She was born in 1918 at Little Rock, Ark., the sixth child born to Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Bailey.

She met her first husband at Southern Methodist University in 1940.

Sue and Rev. Robert W. Smith were married June 24, 1941.

Following his service as a Navy chaplain during World War II, they served churches together in Missouri, Texas, Indonesia and across Oklahoma.

Sue Diel went on the work as a Realtor/broker in Oklahoma City.

The couple moved to Spanish Cove in Yukon in 1984 where she spent many years directing the choir.

In 1995 Dr. Robert Smith preceded his wife in death. She married M.A. Diel in 1996.

In addition to her first husband, Sue Diel was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn; and a son, David.

Survivors include her husband, M.A. of Yukon; a son, Stephen Smith and his wife, Carol, of Tulsa; grandchildren, Rev. Jeremy Smith of Boston, Mass., Matthew Smith of Tulsa, Miranda Sexton of Tulsa; a great granddaughter, Chasidy of Tulsa; stepdaughters, Joi Dell Salisbury and her husband, Wayne, of Tulsa, Sue Ayn Moore and her husband, Don, of Clinton.

The family suggests that memorial contributions can be made in Sue Smith Diel’s name to the First Methodist Church Building Fund, 400 Elm, Yukon, OK 73099.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Services set for Robinson at 12:17 pm
Graveside services for Dee Robinson, age 60 of Mead, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Union-Hatchett Cemetery north of Bessie with Rev. Fred Waldrep officiating.

Robinson died Monday, July 10, 2006, in Temple, Texas. She was born on October 20, 1945 in Clinton, the daughter of John and Annie (Brown) Meget.

Robinson attended school in Clinton and was self-employed.

She married Tim Robinson on Jan. 1, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nev. Dee, along with her husband, owned and operated Lakeside C Store near Lake Texoma. She was of the protestant faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Roy Meget.

Brown’s Durant Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Durant from 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

Survivors include her husband, Tim, of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Walker of Mead; a son, Rocky Nichols of Shawnee; a granddaughter, Cheyenne Walker of Mead; and a sister, Geraldine Meget of Clinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Please reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.

Memorial held for Bennette at 12:16 pm
A memorial service for former Clinton area resident Lise Lottie Bennette, age 75 of Joplin, Mo., were held on July 5 at the Pilgrims Way Baptist Church in Sanger, Texas with Clarence Barten officiating.
Bennette died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Gainesville, Texas. She was born on April 12, 1931 in Karlfruhe, Germany, the daughter of Otto and Marie (Fredricka) Schorpp.

She was a retired supervisor with the former Collins & Aikman plant in Clinton.

She married Arthur W. Bennette on Dec. 25, 1954 in Karlfruhe.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Leedey under the direction of the Coker Funeral Home of Sanger, Texas.

Survivors include daughters Linda Barten of Valley View, Texas, Rose Ann Shrum of Joplin, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Rites Friday for Elva Dyer at 9:27 am
Funeral services for Elva Dyer, age 62 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Indian Baptist Church in Watonga with Rev. Ramus Hicks officiating.

A traditional Indian wake service is set from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Abundant Life Worship Center (former Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission) at 18th and Hayes in Clinton.

Dyer died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital. She was born on Dec. 26, 1943 in Lame Deer, Mont., and was adopted by Edward White Thunder and Jane (Blackburn) White Thunder.

Reared in Watonga, she graduated from Watonga High School in 1961 and continued her education at the Western Technology Center in Burns Flat, studying nursing.

She moved to Clinton in 1998. A Jehovah’s Witness, she spent time caring for her 27 grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, along with her parents, were two daughters, Erika and infant Paula; three brothers, Eugene White Thunder, Edward White Thunder, Jr., Robert White Thunder; a sister, Lillian White Thunder; and a granddaughter, Courtney.

Burial will follow in the Watonga Indian Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Survivors include her companion, Henry Arthur, of the home; four daughters, Sandra Turtle, Pamela Turtle, LaDonna Dyer, all of Clinton, Marcella Hart of Montana; a son, Byron Dyer of Clinton; a sister, Frances Beard of El Reno; 26 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Monday, August 21, 2006
Alta Schantz services set at 2:35 pm
Funeral services for Alta Alfreda Schantz, age 88 of Weatherford, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Pleasant View Mennonite Church of Hydro with Rev. Joe Wood officiating and Rev. Darwin Hartman assisting.

Schantz died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at the Corn Heritage Village in Weatherford. She was born on Feb. 2, 1918 in San Antonio, Texas and was adopted by John and Catherine (Stutzman) Johnson.

Reared northwest of Hydro, she attended Hopewell Rural School.

She was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church and worked with her mother and brother on the family farm.

On Feb. 20, 1953 she married Bill Schantz, and they made their home north of Hydro where she worked alongside her husband on the family farm.

Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery in Hydro under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Johns and his wife, Glenna, of Weatherford, Eddie Schantz of Oklahoma City, Stanley and his wife, Orvilla, of Weatherford; two daughters, Marty Ralston and her husband, Steve, of Weatherford, Carol Wichert and her husband, Steve, of Weatherford; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, was a brother, Paul Johns.

The family suggests that memorial contributions in Alta Schantz’s honor be made to the Corn Heritage Village of Weatherford.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Pending at 3:47 pm
Funeral services for former Clinton resident Albert Mack Armstrong, age 82, are pending with the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Armstrong died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at his home in Iowa Park, Texas.

Funeral set for Genevieve Holman at 3:46 pm
Funeral services for Genevieve Holman, age 87 of Cordell, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church in Cordell with Brother Norman Rutherford officiating.
Holman died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at her home. She was born on July 18, 1919 in Edinburg, Ind., the daughter of Otto and Etta Mae (Cooley) Hicks.

Married to Wade Ray Holman on March 30, 1935, they made their home in Cordell.

She was active in the Church of the Firstborn at Weatherford.

Burial will follow in the Lonestar Cemetery north of Rocky under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Holman and his wife, LoRita, of Cordell, Don E. Holman and his wife, JoEllen, of Sapulpa; and six daughters, Patricia Cannon of McAlester, Diane lathrom and her husband, Danny, of Thomas, Sharon Williams of Cordell, Vonda Tripp and her husband, Robert, of Cordell, Genny Holman and her husband, J.R., of Cordell, Wathena Owens and her husband, Don, of Elk City.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were two sons, Otto Ray and Wade Odgen; and two daughters, Catherine, and Sharon Gurtrude.

Funeral set for Choplin at 3:45 pm
Funeral services for Juanita June (Haney) Choplin, age 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton with Dickie Haney officiating.
Choplin died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at the Beadles Nursing Home in Alva. She was born on June 6, 1925 in Hammon, the daughter of James C. and Josie (Britt) Haney.

She grew up in Butler and attended school there, marrying Doyel Dee Choplin on Dec. 25, 1941 in Butler.

Choplin and her husband made several transfers while he worked for TG&Y Stores in Clinton, Woodward, Elk City, Alva in Oklahoma and at Anaheim, Calif.

She was reared in the Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death, along with her parents and her husband in 1982, were brothers, Ernest Haney, Jesse Haney, Jack Haney; and sisters, Lois Buttrey and Iola Dye.

Burial will conclude in the Butler Cemetery.

Survivors include daughters, Linda Erikson and her husband, Russell, of Alva, Donna Perry of Perkins; grandchildren, Stacy Claxton of Mustang, Tom Erikson of Alva, Gary Perry of Stillwater, Clint Erikson of Capron, Mandy Clepper of Enid; and great grandchildren, Rylan and Teagan Claxton, Zoie and Garin Perry and Ruston Erickson.

One great grandchild, Trenton Clepper, is on the way.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her honor to the American Diabetes Association.

Rutherford rites Friday at 3:45 pm
Graveside services for James W. “Jim” Rutherford, age 85 and a long-time resident of Cordell for more than 60 years, will held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell with pastor Buck Nicholson officiating.
Rutherford died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at his home in Cordell. He was born on Feb. 4, 1921 in Van Buren, Ark., the son of John C. and Retha (Perkins) Rutherford.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from October of 1942 through November of 1945. Rutherford was in the South Pacific with Company H, 160th Infantry, for 35 months as a heavy machine gunner.

His military decorations included Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Star.

On June 15, 1946 Rutherford married Pauline Burns in Cordell.

They were married for more than 60 years. A member of the American Legion and VFW, he worked as a mechanic for Alexander Tire and Cornell Construction.

Preceding Jim in death, in addition to his parents, John C. and Retha Rutherford, were one son, William James Rutherford; one sister, Grace Rutherford; and one great grandchild, Dalton Jeffery Carter.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McClure Funeral Home of Cordell.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Rutherford of the home; five daughters, Betty Bailey and her husband, Jody, of Abbyville, Ala., Paula Leffingwell and her husband, Bruce, of Cordell, Mary Ann Ivy and her husband, Robert, of Cordell, Sally Jane Washington of Muskogee, Mae Anderson and her husband, John, of Cordell; a daughter-in-law, Katheryn Rutherford of Emory, Texas; two brothers, J.C. Rutherford of Cordell, Calvin Rutherford and his wife, Thelma, of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Colleen Gwaltney of Duncan, Lorene Black of Cordell; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Pending at 2:32 pm
Funeral services for Juanita June Choplin, age 81 of Alva, are pending with the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Choplin died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at the Beadles Nursing Home in Alva.

Monday, August 28, 2006
Services set for Burlingame at 4:38 pm
Funeral services for Wynema Rae Quick Patton Burlingame, age 51 of Oklahoma City, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kingfisher First Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Horse and Jeff Flournoy officiating.

Wake services will begin at 7 p.m. today at the church.

Burlingame died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. She was born on Oct. 2, 1954 to Victor and Gladys RomanNose Quick in Clinton.

Burial will follow in Kingfisher Cemetery under the direction of the Comanche Nation Funeral Home of Lawton.

Survivors include her husband, Delbert McKim of Oklahoma City; one son, Richard Patton, Jr. of Kingfisher; and one brother, Virgil Roger Quick of Kingfisher.

Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Mark Burlingame; one son, Victor Ray Tabor; five brothers, Jesse Allen Quick, Victor Quick, Jr., Alfred Thomas Quick, Leslie Ray Hawk and Frankie Anthony Quick; and four

sisters, Edna Thelma Quick, Mary Virginia Quick, Victoria Elizabeth Quick and Edna Velma Quick.

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