Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Bull services set at 8:17 am
Memorial services for Rita L. Bull, age 66 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Meacham Memorial Chapel of the Clinton First Baptist Church with Rev. Terrill Mitchell officiating.
Rita Lee (Grant) Bull was born Nov. 11, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa and died Saturday, March 24, 2007 in the Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Rita was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa and graduated from a college in that area.
She came to Clinton several years ago, doing domestic work for numerous Clinton families and also home health care.
Bull was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were a daughter and her parents.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include a grandson.
Ray services set at 8:17 am
Funeral services for Gertrude Ray, age 85 of Burns Flat, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday at the Southeast Church of Christ in Clinton with Brother Willie Lynch officiating.
Gertrude (Taplin) Ray died early Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 9, 1921 in Summerville, Texas, the daughter of Doc and Ella (Brown) Taplin.
Reared in Summerville, Texas, she married Steve Ray on April 6, 1947, in Bryant, Texas.
They made their first home in Bryant before moving to Oklahoma and settling in Burns Flat in 1958.
Her husband preceded her in death. She had continued to live in Burns Flat.
Also preceding her in death were a son, George Ray; and a daughter, Mamie Ray.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include four daughters, Frances Ray of Burns Flat, Lillian Collins of Clinton, Helen Bennett of Edmond and Lucille Pierce of Oklahoma City; and six sons, Lewis Carter of Clinton, Travis Ray of Oklahoma City, Leon Ray of Arizona, Steve Ray of Weatherford, Harmon Ray of Yukon and Jimmie Ray of Edmond.
Pyatt services held at 8:16 am
Funeral services for Gearldine Pyatt, age 64 of Rocky, were held this morning at the Calvary Life Assembly of God Church in Hobart with Rev. Roger Reston, pastor, officiating.
Pyatt died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at her home. She was born on Oct. 3, 1942 in Antioch, Calif., the daughter of Sterling and Goldie Marie (Giffin) Harper.
Moving to Sentinel in 1956, she graduated from Sentinel High School and had worked for CR/SKF for 24 years.
She married Merle Pyatt on Oct. 17, 1960 in Cordell. Pyatt attended the Calvary Life Assembly of God Church in Hobart.
Burial followed in the Sentinel Cemetery under the direction of the Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home in Hobart.
Survivors include her husband, Merle, of Rocky; a son, Ronald Lynn Pyatt of Red Oak, Texas; three daughters, Connie Lynnette Rich and her husband, Phil, of Mustang, Jill Annette King and her husband, Kenny, of Clinton, Becky Rannette Flores of Rocky; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Wayne Harper of Duncan, Dwight Harper of Red Oak, Texas; a sister, Patsy James of Palm Springs, Calif.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Leeper burial set at Cordell at 3:32 pm
Graveside services for Mary Ann Leeper, 81, who spent most of her life in Cordell, will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Lawnview Cemetery.
Mrs. Leeper died Friday morning, March 23, 2007, at the Cordell Christian Home.
She was born April 4, 1925, in Cordell, the daughter of William S. and Rachel (Van Meter) Holden Sr. She graduated from Cordell High School in 1943.
On Dec. 2, 1960, she married J. Winstan Leeper at Cordell.
Mrs. Leeper’s membership in the United Methodist Church of Cordell dated to 1938.
She is survived by one son, Lynn Atkinson, and his wife, Gayla, of Lawton; three daughters, Vickie Hull and husband Alan, of Cordell, Ginger Butler and husband Randy, Cordell, and Geri Moffatt and husband Dyke, Edmond; grandchildren J.J. O’hagan, Wes Moffatt, Less Hull, Richie Hull, Blake Butler, Blaire Butler and Chelsey Moffatt; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, William S. Holden Jr., and his wife, Lottie Mae.
Mrs. Leeper was preceded in death by her husband; one granddaughter, Brianna Butler; and one brother, George Holden.
Rev. Dale Durnell will officiate at graveside with burial under direction of the Loftiss-Lee Funeral Home.
Sawatzky rites Monday at 3:31 pm
Graveside services for Matilda Sawatzky, age 88 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday in the Clinton Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m., Friday in the First Mennonite Church in Clinton with Pastor Dave Gerbrandt officiating.
Sawatzky died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at the United Methodist Health Care Center. She was born on May 25, l918 in Corn, the daughter of John A. and Elizabeth (DeFehr) Neufeld.
Growing up on the family farm near Corn, Sawatzky attended grade school at Springfield School. She graduated from Corn Bible Academy.
On May 11, 1941 she married Alvin P. Sawatzky. They made in Clinton for nine years before moving to Savannah, Mo. where they made their home for 31 years.
In 1984 they retired and moved back to Clinton where they were active in the First Mennonite Church and Clinton AARP. She was a member of the quilting groups at the church and AARP. Sawatzky also volunteered at the ETC Shop in Weatherford and helped with the AWANA program.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; five sisters, Sarah Sherar, Katherine Megert, Bertha Gatzke, Mary Flaming, Minnie Miller; and a brother, Jake Neufeld.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include three daughters, Janet Wilson of Bakersfield, Calif., Pauline McElroy and her husband, Dr. George L. McElroy III, of Jefferson City, Mo., Peggy Hughes of Clinton; three grandchildren, Michelle Wilson Brown, Kristina McElroy, Kelly McElroy; and l great grandchild, Andrew Richard Brown.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Virginia King rites set at 3:43 pm
Funeral services for Virginia King, age 85 of Elk City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Second and Adams Church of Christ in Elk City with Tom Harguess officiating.
King died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Elk City. She was born on March 21, 1922 in Sentinel.
Growing up in Sentinel, King graduated from Sentinel High School in 1939, and after graduation moved to Oklahoma City where she attended and completed Hill’s Business College.
On Feb. 5, 1943 she married Willard King at Cordell. After their marriage they moved to Sentinel for one year before moving to the Highway Community for 11 years and later to Elk City in 1956 to make their home.
She helped her husband of 56 years with the farming and ranching operation and was a member of the Second and Adams Church of Christ.
King was a hospice volunteer and sewed quilts for babies with AIDS.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, were three brothers, Omar, J.L. and Carl Celsor; a sister, Leon Young; and a grandson, Bradley Dwight Barnett.
Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery at Elk City under the direction of the Whinery-Savage Funeral Service in Elk City.
Survivors include a son, Jim King and his wife, Sally, of Celina, Texas; two daughters, Donna Baumwart and her husband, Alvin,. of Arapaho, Mary Barnett and her husband, Kenneth, of Elk City; nine grandchildren, James Lee King, Randall Willard King, Clayton Alan King, Angela Kay DuBois, Ryan Dale Baumwart, Chad Aaron Baumwart, Barry Kenneth Barnett, Beth Coy Barnett, Berret James Barnett; and 16 great grandchildren, Jada, Remington, Payton, Riggs, Colton, Katie, Kenzie, Bryce, Kyla, Iris, Brooklynn, Brenna, Baylar, Blakely, Brett and Breegan.
Funeral set for Dewees at 3:42 pm
Funeral services for Randall G. Dewees, age 60 of Arapaho, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Clinton with Rev. Dale Nease officiating.
Randall Garland Dewees died late Thursday, March 23, 2007, at his Arapaho home. He was born on March 28, 1946 in Clinton, the son of Bill A. and Marie (Horst) Dewees.
Reared in Clinton, he graduated from Clinton High School in 1964.
He married Linda Black on May 20, 1967 in Clinton.
Dewees had been employed with Pepsi-Cola and Little Debbie’s before working with his father in the family business — Dewees Sales and Service, a service station equipment repair and sales firm.
Preceding him in death was his father, Bill.
A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, he had served the church as an elder.
Burial will conclude in the Union-Hatchett Cemetery north of Bessie under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of the home; a son, Shawn Dewees and his wife, Carrie; two daughters, Shelley Fox, Shayla Schoeppach and her husband, Steven; his mother, Marie; two sisters, Beverly Summerford and her husband, Duncan, Camille Stewart and her husband, Mark; and a brother, Kent Dewees and his wife, Beth. All of the listed survivors are from Clinton.
Also surviving are six grandsons, Avery Fox, Tanner Fox, Dylan Fox, Chase Dewees, Colby Dewees and Ryan Schoeppach.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Walter Dunn rites Monday at 3:31 pm
Graveside services for Walter J. Dunn will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Clinton Cemetery.
Dunn died early today at Georgetown, Texas. Whinery-Savage Funeral Service of Elk City plans to release a full obituary later this week.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Colchado-Reza rites set at 3:25 pm
Mass of Christian Burial for Antonio Colchado-Reza, age 39 of Weatherford, will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton with Father Rex Arnold and Deacon Pedro Maldendaro officiating.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in downtown Clinton.
Colchado-Reza was born Feb. 12, 1968, in Simon Bolivar, Durango, Mexico, the son of Ricardo and Carolina (Reza) Colchado. He died March 17, 2007, in Clinton.
Reared in Durango, Mexico, he attended school there and moved to Oklahoma at the age of 17.
He had worked in the oilfield for 18 years and was employed by Gateway Pipeline as a spacer foreman at the time of his death.
On Dec. 11, 1986, he married Tracy Palmer in Oklahoma City, and they made their home in rural Weatherford where he raised roosters and horses.
Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Tracy, 3 daughters, Ana, Carolina, Ashley, and a son, Ricky, all of the Weatherford home; his parents, Ricardo and Carolina of Mexico; sisters, Marelena, Letisia, Estela, and Minerva; and brothers Javier, Juan, Jaine, and Oscar, and one granddaughter Autumn Lee Colchado.
Bert Reimer services set at 3:25 pm
Funeral services for Bert Lane Reimer, age 68 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peace Lutheran Church at Bessie with Rev. Russell Lambert officiating.
Reimer died late Monday, March 19, 2007, at the Cordell Christian Home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1938 in Clinton, the son of George W. and Clara Grace (Isaak) Reimer.
Reared on the family farm, he attended most of his schooling in Clinton and married Jonetta Kay Sperle on May 10, 1962.
Drafted into the U.S. Army in July of 1962, he received his discharge in July of 1964.
He was engaged in farming and ranching most of his life and also drove a truck for a short time. Reimer was a member of the American Legion.
Burial will conclude in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery at Bessie under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Jonetta Reimer of the home; two daughters, Denise Henderson and her husband, Arin, of Clinton, Jimi Ann Robinson and her husband, Robert; two sons, George Wayne Reimer and Brenda Mueller of Bessie, Bryan Reimer of Clinton; five grandchildren, Kasidy Grace, Joseph Bradley, Jack, Christi, Jessica; and three sisters, Lorene Flaming and her husband, Vern, Phyllis Sawatzky and her husband, Dick, and Wanda Goossen and her husband, Bob.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Red infant rites held
A graveside service was held for Paul Thomas Red, infant son of Johnny and Anne (Meacham) Red on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Clinton Cemetery with Rev. Terrill Mitchell officiating.
Paul Thomas was stillborn on March 6, 2007 in Oklahoma City.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his parents; and two brothers, Brooks and Mason.
Gaile Stein services set
Graveside services for Gaile D. Stein, age 86 and a resident of Clinton, formerly of Elk City, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Paige Cemetery in Burns Flat with Rev. Larry Holder officiating.
Stein died Monday, March 19, 2007, in Clinton. She was born on Aug. 22, 1920 in Foss, the daughter of James B. and Trula (Adams) Davis. She was an alumnae of Burns Flat High School.
On April 5, 1973 she married Leonard H. Stein, and they were married for more than 34 years before her death.
Preceding her in death were her parents, James B. and Trula Davis; and one brother, Charles D. Davis.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard H. Stein of Clinton; a daughter, Shirley Burgtorf and her husband, Alan, of Clinton; four grandchildren, Jim and Laura Butcher, Jon and Jackie Butcher; and three great grandchildren, Gage, Sydney and Reid Butcher.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Gaile D. Stein’s honor may be made to the United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton.
Goodblanket services set at 3:17 pm
Funeral services for Martin Dean Goodblanket, age 67 of Clinton, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church at Clinton with Rev. Lawrence Hart and Edwin Pewo officiating.
There will be a traditional Indian wake service from 7 until 10 p.m. Thursday in the Indian Community Building east of Clinton.
Goodblanket died Sunday, March 17, 2007, in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital Emergency Room. He was born July 25, 1939 in Clinton, the son of Tennyson and Ethel Crane (Stoneroad) Goodblanket.
Reared in Clinton, he graduated from Clinton High School and enlisted in the U. S. Army before transferring to the U. S. Navy, serving 23 years.
He retired after serving in the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Goodblanket married Zoe Hutchison in August of 1974 at Colorado Springs, Colo.
He had been a resident of Clinton since retiring from the Navy in 1994.
A member of the Cheyenne Tribe, he was fluent in the Cheyenne language. Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Stephanie; brothers, Toby and Richard; and sisters, Wilma and Charlene.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Indian Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will start at 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Zoe, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Autumn Lea Christoff of Battle Creek, Mich., Michele Barcenas of Amarillo, Texas, Delphine Goodblanket of Tucson, Ariz., Minnie Goodblanket of Fairbanks, Alaska; a son, Martin Dean Goodblanket of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Eugenia Whiteskunk of Clinton, Pat LoneMan of El Reno, Clarice Espararea of Bessie, Virginia Stone Calf of Clinton; brothers, Adrian Goodblanket of El Reno, Kelley Loneman of Oklahoma City, Wilbur Goodblanket of Clinton; and 8 grandchildren.