RICHARD EARL WILSON SR.
A graveside service for Richard Earl Wilson Sr., 67, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Paradise Cemetery, Breckin-ridge. The Rev. Paul Brown will officiate. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born Jan. 23, 1939, in Sentinel to Z.A. and Flossie Lawson Wilson and died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Enid.
He was raised in Sentinel and graduated from Hobbs High School.
He married Sandra Lou Crawford Feb. 13, 1960, in Elk City, where they made their home. He worked for the city. They later moved to McPherson, Kan., where he worked for the city of McPherson. In 1967, they moved to Enid, where he worked at George E. Failing Co. for 13 years and later Ramco Heavy Haulers as a mechanic.
Surviving are his wife Sandra; a daughter, Eunice Dotson of Enid; three sons, Richie and Keith Wilson, both of Enid, and Ken Wilson of Norman; three brothers; five sisters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the family.
ALVIN LEE SHEFFER
The funeral for Alvin Lee Sheffer, 88, of Longmont, Colo., will be 10 a.m. today at LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont. Rick Rusaw will officiate. Burial will be in Foothills Gardens of Memory. Arrange-ments are by Ahlberg Funeral Chapel Inc., Long-mont.
He was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Hinton to L.T. and Maude Brower Sheffer and died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home.
He graduated from Garber High School in 1935.
He married Frances Note-ware May 24, 1939, in Enid. They farmed near Parsons, Kan., for 17 years before moving to Berthoud, Colo., and later to Longmont in 1973.
He worked as a truck driver for 12 years for Big R Hardware and Wheelers Hardware until he retired. He later worked on a farm for three years. He was a member of LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont. He served as vice chairman of the church board in Parsons. He also served as deacon and on the evangelistic committee, in Parsons and for Loveland Christian Church. He taught Chi Rho class. He was past chairman of the National Farmers Organization and worked a short time for Erwing Kauffman, owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
Surviving are his wife, Frances, of Longmont; two sons, Gary Lee Sheffer and Terry Gene Sheffer, both of Longmont; one brother, John Sheffer of Billings; a sister, Lou White of Billings; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorial may be made through the funeral home to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501.
HARVEY J. ‘SMOKEY’ PENINGER
The funeral for Harvey J. “Smokey” Peninger, 87, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tom Leatherman will officiate. Burial will be in Enid Cem-etery. Vis-itation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sun-day at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Belva to John H. and Minnie Cook Peninger and died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Enid Senior Care.
He moved with his family to Enid in 1937. He enlisted in the Army March 3, 1941, and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations until he was honorably discharged June 23, 1945.
He married Elva Lee Schram June 16, 1946, in Newton, Kan. They made their home in Enid where he worked for Vic Greer Neon, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., John Spomer and Larry McClure doing contracting work. He later formed Smokey’s Construction and Wrought Iron Co.
Surviving are his wife, Elva, of the home; two daughters, Connie Cude of Perry and Judy McBlair of Enid; two sisters, Hazel Nagel and Fern McGrew; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
WILLIE ‘BILL’ HEINRICH
The funeral for Willie “Bill” Heinrich, 91, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gay Cocheres will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born March 9, 1915, in Kingfisher County to Nicholas and Louise Barrett Grenz Heinrich and died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Greenbrier Nursing Home.
He was raised in Kingfisher and Blaine counties and was a farmer. He attended Liberty country school near Hitchcock and Emerson Junior High School in Enid. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps during the early 1930s, helping build Roman Nose State Park, Falls Creek and Turner Falls. He was drafted into the Army and served from 1945-1946 during World War II in Fairbanks, Alaska. Following his discharge, he worked as an auto mechanic at Ford garage in Kingfisher, and in 1980 he retired from the city of Enid as a foreman for the water department after 25 years.
He married Averille A. Tice March 25, 1939, in Enid. They made their home in Blaine County, Kingfisher and Enid.
Surviving are his wife, Averille, of the home; one son, Bill J. Heinrich of Bethany; three daughters, Darlene Hitchcock of Belgium, Donna Crawford of Moore and Cheryl Parker of Oklahoma City; a sister, Esther Rainey of Mountain Home, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by twin sons, two sisters and five brothers.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Ross Hospice of Enid.
DANIEL DAVID HIEBERT
The funeral for Daniel David Hiebert, 78, of Deer Creek, will be 2 p.m. today at Deer Creek Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Bay-ard Cem-etery, Deer Creek. Ar-rangements are by Rob-erts and Son Funeral Home, Blackwell.
He was born March 27, 1928, on a farm north of Numa to Frantz and Otillia Witzke Hiebert and died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home.
He attended Star country school and graduated from Deer Creek High School in 1948. He was a member of Deer Creek Mennonite Church. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater. He later returned to Deer Creek and continued the family farming operation.
He married Cheryle Lawrence July 10, 1970. They lived on the farm for 36 years. He served on Deer Creek-Lamont School Board and Grant County Fair Board. He was a member of Deer Creek Lions Club and was president of the Rural Water Association in Medford. He volunteered at Via Christi Health Center and worked at Oklahoma Relief Sale sponsored by the Mennonite Churches of Oklahoma. He was a deacon, trustee and member of Deer Creek Mennonite Church.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryle, of the home; a daughter, Tracie Smith of Texhoma; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631, to Deer Creek Mennonite Church.
Naomi Faye Noblitt
The funeral for Naomi Faye Noblitt, 71, of Freedom, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Freedom Christian Church. Mark Kinkel, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.
She was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Freedom to Dwight Garold and Hattie Maxine Province Conn and died Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Alva.
She attended Freedom schools. She married Donald Ray Noblitt April 18, 1953, in Freedom. They lived in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to Wyoming in 1956. She worked as a clerk at several small stores and then at Safeway. After retiring, they moved to Freedom in 1993. She was a member of Boyd Baptist Church in Wyoming and Freedom Baptist Church. She attended Freedom Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Don, of Freedom; four sons, Garold Noblitt of Casper, Wyo., Stan Noblitt of Jakarta, Indonesia, Mike Noblitt of Phoenix and Dirk Noblitt of Modesto, Calif.; one brother, Garold Conn; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Freedom ambulance.
Raymond H. Storm
The funeral for Raymond H. Storm, 78, of Kingfisher, will be 10 a.m. today, May 12, 2008, in Emanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Kingfisher Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher.
He was born Feb. 24, 1930, to John and Erna Boeckman Storm and died Friday, May 9, 2008, in Kingfisher Regional Hospital.
He grew up on a farm near Dover. He attended Excelsior school and graduated from Dover High School in 1947. He attended Oklahoma A&M and served in the Air Force in 1951-52. He married Fern Christians May 6, 1956. He worked at Tu Lakes and farmed west of Dover. They moved to Kingfisher in 1987. He served on Dover school board and ASC committee. He was a member of Kingfisher Elks Lodge, Kingfisher County Cattlemen, Wheatgrowers Association, American Legion and Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife, Fern, of the home; a daughter, Deborah Myers, of Edmond; two sons, John and David Storm, both of Kingfisher; four grandchildren: and three stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Steven James Armstrong
Enid, OK — There will be no service or viewing for Steven James Armstrong, 55, of Cherokee. He was cremated at his request. Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.
He was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Klammoth Falls, Ore., to Milburn and Lillian Moore Armstrong and died Monday, May 12, 2008, at his home in Cherokee.
He graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, Calif., and received his degree in forestry from North American School of Conservation and Ecology in Anahiem, Calif.
He married Dee Seachris Jan. 22, 2001, in Arizona. They moved to Oklahoma in 2002, then to Cherokee in 2005. He did home improvement and operated the sale barn cafe in Cherokee. He was a semi-professional bass angler, fishing numerous tournaments and charity events. He was involved with casting kids events to help young anglers and was a member of B.A.S.S. as well as Northern Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Anglers.
Surviving are his wife, Dee, of the home; two daughters, Sally of Minneapolis and Valerie of Hutchinson, Kan.; and one brother, Bud Armstrong of Lufkin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to American Cancer Society or to help with medical expenses.
The funeral for Ruth Alta Gould Wilson, 90, of Cherokee, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at First Christian Church, Cherokee. Ron Hansen will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. There will not be viewing but a guest book will be available to sign at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today.
She was born Oct. 9, 1917, west of Cleo Springs to Samuel Kay and Ethel Ione Webster Gould and died Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
She attended Golden Valley rural school and Cheyenne Valley school. She married Glen Wilson June 1, 1936, in Alva. They lived in Cheyenne Valley until 1942, when they moved to Cherokee. She worked at TG&Y from 1952 to 1960 as bookkeeper and assistant manager. She worked in the Cherokee High School cafeteria from 1965 to 1986 as head cook. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was involved with Promise Group and Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge for more than 45 years and was past noble grand.
Surviving are her children, Sterling G. Wilson of Paris, Texas; Glenda R. Stuckey of Ponca City and Linda Lou Turner of San Antonio; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, and two sisters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First Christian Church.
KAYLA ADRIENNE GAFF
The funeral for Kayla Adrienne Gaff, 17, of Colman, S.D., will be Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Colman-Egan High School Gymnas-ium in Colman. Burial will be in New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone, Minn., under the direction of Skroch Funeral Chapel in Colman. Visitation will be 5 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
She was born May 1, 1989, in Enid, to Brett and Jodi (Pankonen) Gaff. She died Saturday, May 6, 2006, from injuries sustained in a car accident southeast of Colman.
She started school in Enid, and in August of 1999 moved to Colman. She was a junior at Colman-Egan High School. She was in the band, was a flag girl and participated in basketball, track and golf. She worked parttime at Staurolite Inn in Brookings, S.D.
Survivors include her mother, Jodi (Jay) White, of Colman and her father, Brett Gaff, of Helena; one brother, Dustin Gaff, of Colman; grandparents Terry Pankonen of Pipestone, Adrienne Schultz of Pipestone and Bill and Merry Gaff of Jet.
The funeral for Edward Cason, 57, of Canton, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Canton Christian Church with Steve Driskill officiating. Burial will follow in Canton Cemetery under the direction of Haigler Funeral Home Inc.
He was born Nov. 24, 1948, in Watonga to Scott Edward and Edna Ames Cason. He died Sunday, May 7, 2006. The family lived in the Eagle City community, where his dad operated a service station until he was killed in an automobile wreck. At that time, the family moved to Canton, where he completed the 11th grade. He later attained a GED.
He married Sharon Ayers in Wichita Falls, Texas. They lived in El Reno before moving to the Calumet area. He worked for Rock Island Railroad for many years, then was employed by Mabar Co. in Fairview. He was a welder and electrician.
Survivors are his children, Lorena Pittman of Geary, Brenda Brown of Geary, Scott Edward Cason of Amber and Bryan Cason of Greenfield; one sister, Della Hoffman of Enid; one brother, Cletus Cason of Coweta; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Canton Christian Church.