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Custer County, Oklahoma Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Custer County, Oklahoma Obituary Collection - 63

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Date: Friday, 3 December 2010, at 12:48 p.m.

Friday, December 15, 2006
Rites slated for McClure at 1:10 pm
Funeral services for Wilma Loraine McClure, age 84 of Corn, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Cordell with Rev. Dale Durnell officiating.

McClure died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Corn Heritage Village in Corn. She was born on July 22, 1922 in Dickens, Texas, the daughter of Clarence and Annie Dee (Hill) Parker.

A member of the United Methodist Church in Cordell, she had worked in retail sales.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Burial will follow in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Faye Devlin and her husband, Darrell, of Sentinel, Ginger Hamblin and her husband, Darryl, of Oklahoma City; a son, Rick McClure and his wife, Eileen, of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Corn of San Dimas, Calif.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Gary Coburn sevices set at 4:26 pm
Funeral services for Cordell Police Chief Gary Coburn, age 54, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cordell High School Auditorium with Dale Durnell and R.B. Mathis officiating.

Coburn died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, in his Cordell home. He was born on April 21, 1953 in Hereford, Texas, the son of T.P. and Wanda (Tisdal) Coburn.

A member of the Masonic Lodge, he had attained the rank of Master Mason.

Married to Brenda K. Black on Feb. 10, 1984, he was a member of the Fourth and College Church of Christ.

In 1978 he joined the Cordell Water Department, moving on to the Cordell Fire Department in 1979.

Then in 1980 he started his career in law enforcement with the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer.

Then, in Cordell he worked his way up the ranks with the Police Department, starting as a patrolman and then assistant chief. In 1987 he was named Cordell police chief, and was serving in that capacity at the time of his death.

Preceding him in death was his father, T.P. Coburn.

Burial will follow in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home of Cordell.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Coburn; a companion, Marcy Merkey of Cordell; three sons, Gary Marvin Harris and his wife, Jessica, of Mustang, Benjamin Charles Harris of Lawton, Grady Carson Coburn of Weatherford; a daughter, Stephanie Deidre Jane Coburn of Cordell; his mother and stepfather, Wanda and Johnnie Banks of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, Tom and Karen Coburn of Cordell, Billy and Renee Fitzgerald of Heston, Kan.; two sisters, Raylene and Wayne Wilson of Lake Jackson, Texas and Cindy and J.R. Reece of Lubbock, Texas.

Saturday, December 02, 2006
Funeral set for Hemmer at 12:41 pm
Funeral services for Joyce M. Hemmer, age 91 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton with Father Rex Arnold officiating.

Joyce Marie (Oubre) Hemmer was born Jan. 27, 1915 in Loreauville, La., the daughter of Neville and Cora (Bonine) Oubre. She died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

Reared in Louisiana, she moved to Port Arthur, Texas at a young age.

She married Otis B. Moore on April 6, 1932, and they made their homes in Dallas, Merkel and Port Arthur.

She worked as a department store sales clerk for a number of years, later marrying John P. Hemmer on March 31, 1944 in Port Arthur.

The couple soon moved to Joplin, Mo. where they made their home until his death.

In 1988 she moved to Clinton to be close to her daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Mary Ann) Hayes.

She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church.

Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mary Jaculine Webb; and four brothers and two sisters.

A viewing will be held at the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will follow Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in the Ozark Cemetery at Joplin, Mo.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Hayes and her husband, Jesse; eight grandchildren, John Hayes of Orlando, Fla., Jo Ann Pickering of Orlando, Fla., Jeffrey Hayes of Austin, Texas, Jesse Paul Hayes of Oklahoma City, Jerry Hayes of The Colony, Texas, Robin Holy of Victoria, Texas, Susan Holy of Bastrop, Texas, Cherie Solheim of Georgetown, Texas; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Fire infant services set at 1:58 pm
Graveside services for Sophie Ann Bearshield-Fire, infant daughter of Jeff Lane and Ruth Jaun (Bearshield) Fire, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Clinton Indian Cemetery.

Sophie was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at the Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, Jerald Bearshield of the home; her paternal grandmother, Lela Brill of Bethany; and maternal grandparents, Johnny and Mona Bearshield of Hobart.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Hensley rites slated at 2:02 pm
A prayer service for James Ray “Jimbo” Hensley, age 20, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Comanche Nation Funeral Home in Lawton with the funeral service set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Cameron Baptist Church in Lawton, Rev. Mike Keahbone officiating.

Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Indiahoma.

Hensley died as the result of a traffic accident Sunday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2007, at Weatherford when he was struck by a semi while trying to cross Interstate 40 as reported in the Monday Daily News. He was born Aug. 21, 1986 in Dallas, Texas.

He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, Texas in 2005 and then attended Cameron University in Lawton for one full semester before transferring to Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he belonged to the Baptist collegiate ministry.

Hensley served at Camp Hudgens as a camp counselor and went on many mission trips; He was a member of the Oklahoma Gourd Clan and was an honorary member of the Bear Claw Drum Group.

Survivors include his father and mother, Lonnie and Mary Komahcheet; eight brothers, Shawn Komahcheet and his wife, Eva, Lonnie Jerald Komahcheet Jr. and his wife, Guadalupe, Fielding Edward Hensley, Franklyn Thomas Hensley, Charles Samuels Jr., Christopher Samuels, Robert Dean Samuels, Brandon Thornton; three sisters, Cristy Komahcheet-Ludlow and her husband, David Ludlow, III, Misty Cardona-Komahcheet and her husband, David Cardona, Patricia Thornton; grandmothers Elaine Noyebad and Rowena Komahcheet; and a grandfather, James Ray Murphy.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Quackenbush funeral slated at 3:20 pm
Funeral services for Michael John Quackenbush, age 57, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Clinton Cemetery.

Quackenbush died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at the Clinton Veterans Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of the People’s Cooperative Funeral Home in Lone Wolf.

Barnard rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Leedey farmer Ashley E. Barnard, age 89, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church.
Interment will be held following the services in the New Hermon Cemetery at Leedey.

Barnard died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Midwest City.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaw Funeral Home in Leedey.

John Plank rites set
Graveside services for John Edwin Plank, age 79, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Muskogee with Rev. Gwen Fleming and Chaplain Jeff Fleming officiating.
A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chelsea.

Plank died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore. He was born on Jan. 19, 1928 in Chickasha, the son of Opie Edwin and Mabelle Blanche (Protzman) Plank.

Attending school in Lawton and graduating from high school there, he continued his education at Cameron University in Lawton before entering the Army in 1946.

He served for two years in occupied Japan and then 18 years in the Army Reserves.

On August 15, 1948, he married Mary Frances Hanes in Lawton.

On Aug. 1, 1971 he married Barbara Mooney.

He was employed by Public Service Company of Oklahoma for 38 years in various capacities at offices in Lawton, Chickasha, Hugo and Clinton, retiring as a senior systems analyst from the Tulsa office.

In retirement he went on mission trips to Hawaii, Asia, Latvia and many other destinations.

A well known volunteer in the Claremore community, Plank received the Service of Mankind award in 1995 presented by the Sertoma Club.

He spent more than 4,000 hours as a volunteer at the Claremore Veterans Center and was given the Thanks Award in 1974 for his service to the Girl Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the home; his daughter, Mary Kathleen Davis and her husband, Tim, of Arapaho; stepchildren, Angela Hayes and her husband, Danny, of Chelsea, Troy Bowman and his wife, Janet, of Nowata; two grandchildren, Jacob Davis and Adrienne Sewell, both of Clinton; five step-grandchildren, Kyle Hayes, Dustin Hayes, Dylan Hayes, Jessica Bowman, Hunter Bowman; three great-grandchildren, Luke Sewell, Andrew Sewell, and Decker Davis; a step-great-grandchild, Skyler Malone; and a brother, Bill Lee Plank and his wife, Rose, of San Diego, Calif.

Saturday, January 27, 2007
Whiteshield services set at 9:45 am
Graveside services for James Henry White Shield, 17, of Seattle, Wash., will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday in the Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.

James Henry Whiteshield, was born January 26, 1989, in Denver, Colo., to Edward White Shield and Margaret Nation, and died unexpectedly in Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 21, 2007.

He is survived by his father, Edward T. Whiteshield; his mother, Margaret J. Nation; brothers Benjamin D. Whiteshield, Robert T. Whiteshield, Edward T. Nation, Fredrick Nation; a sister, Dawn E. Whiteshield; his paternal grandparents, David Whiteshield of Watonga and Ercel Lou Whiteshield of Thomas; maternal

grandparents, Franklin Lowell Nation, Pearl Yellow Hawk Nation, Vivian Lynnda, and Loretta McCrath; and his fianceé, Maria.

Harrison rites set at 9:45 am
Funeral services for Donald K. Harrison, 74, of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tyrone Methodist Church in Tyrone.
A former maintenance worker for the Clinton public schools, Harrison died Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2007, in Castle Pines, Colo.

He was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1932, to Keith and Helen (Compton) Harrison at Tyrone in the Oklahoma Panhandle, a short distance from the Kansas state line.

A man of varied interests, Harrison was a philosopher, artist, a founding member of the University of Oklahoma’s first judo organization, and a veteran of the Korean War.

He was a Christian.

Harrison is survived by his wife, Kay; six children, Brett, Brian, Beverly, Becky, Tim and Cheri, and their spouses; one brother, Arnold; one sister, Karen; and several grandchildren.

Rev. Gary Moody of Welch will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in the Tyrone Cemetery under direction of the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home of Hooker.

The family will be available at the funeral home in Hooker for visitation from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday, January 26, 2007
Funeral set for Rempel at 4:04 pm
Funeral services for Eva Maxine Rempel, age 61 of Clinton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Herold Mennonite Church near Bessie with Rev. Eugene Thieszen officiating.

Rempel died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at her Clinton home. She was born on Sept. 26, 1945 in Clinton, the daughter of John and Erna (Harms) Rempel, Jr.

Rempel grew up on the family farm near Corn and attended the Clinton Schools, graduating in 1965.

She had lived in Clinton most of her life with the exception of a few years in Yukon.

Preceding her in death was her father, John Rempel, Jr.

Burial will conclude in the Herold Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Survivors include her mother, Erna Rempel of Clinton; aunts, Margie Rempel Schmidt of Sterling, Kan., Martha Harms of Clinton; her grandmother, Jessie Rempel of Corn; and numerous cousins.

Thursday, January 25, 2007
Barbara Gist services set at 2:35 pm
Barbara Mills Gist, beloved wife and mother, died at dawn on New Year's Day. She was 81.

Born and raised in Clinton, OK, Barbara attended Oklahoma College for Women. After graduating with honors, she worked as a medical technologist in Oklahoma City. Barbara moved to California in 1949 as a newlywed. Married to her beloved husband Joseph for 56 years, she lived in Redding until 1968, in San Jose for 4 years, and in Palo Alto since 1972.

Barbara loved her years in Clinton, and told her own children many stories of her family life and friends there. She was the daughter of Walter S. Mills, an attorney, and Myrta Swihart Mills. Myrta was an artist who taught classes at the former Southwestern State College in Weatherford, and in her home after Barbara was born.

Barbara was an organist for the Methodist Church for over 60 years, beginning in her early teens at First United Methodist Church in Clinton: she is Organist Emeritus at Wesley United Methodist Church in Palo Alto, CA, after 20 years of service there.

Barbara truly enjoyed her work in the church, and was also a PEO sister for over 50 years. She treasured family and friends far and wide, and her connections with people were her greatest pleasure.

Barbara recently said, “I do believe in looking for the good in people, and in the world,” and this was how she lived. Survived by husband Joseph and children Barby and Herschel, she will be forever remembered by many as a radiant light in both body and soul.

A memorial service was held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Palo Alto on January 12. Wesley is a small, charming church with a talented and caring population, who helped make this last service for Barbara as spirited and touching as were the many she participated in during her lifetime.

Donations may be made to the Music Department of her church, at 463 College Ave,

Palo Alto, CA 94306, or to Pathways Hospice, 408-730-5900.

Daughter Barby (Barbara Hannelore) may be reached at P.O. Box 1096, Goleta, CA 93116.

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