EARLINE WEIBEL NEWTON
The funeral for Earline Weibel Newton, 86, of Enid will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Matthew Hendersn will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
She was born March 16, 1919, at Enid to Earl and Pauline Streck Weibel and died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Fairview Fellowship Home, Fairview.
She graduated from Enid High School and attended Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. She married Harold Newton Nov. 16, 1942. They made their home in Enid. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Holt of Oklahoma City and Nancy Zehner of Buffalo; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Besides her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Hospice Circle of Love, Enid and Fairview.
JACK W. DEVLIN
The funeral for Jack W. Devlin, 65, of Chandler, Texas, will be 10 a.m. today at the Chandler Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bill Stuart will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Chandler Memorial Funeral Home, Chandler, Texas.
He was born June 23, 1940, at Kansas City, Mo., and died Jan. 19, 2006, at Tyler Hospital, Tyler, Texas.
He graduated from Waukomis High School in 1958. He worked in road construction for Cummins Construction, Enid. He was in the Army and was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jaque Jones of Houston and Brandi Malloy of Chandler, Texas; one brother, Robert Ramey of Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Julie Robbins of Covington; and one grandchild.
LYNDA D. ANDERSON
Graveside service for Lynda D. Crawford Anderson, 54, of Mooreland, will 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mooreland Cemetery with the Rev. Gaylon Cox officiating. Arrange-ments are by Billings Funeral Home, Woodward.
She was born Dec. 26, 1951, in Winfield, Kan., to Paul Maynard and Cleta Lucille Lundy Crawford and died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Woodward Regional Hospital.
She lived in Cambridge, Kan., and Alva before moving to Mooreland in 1958. She attended Mooreland schools and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1970. She attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University and received her bachelor of science degree in 1974. She received her master’s degree in the early 1980s.
She taught kindergarten and special education classes in Freedom in the 1980s. In 1991, she served as a counselor for Vici Public Schools and taught there until she had to take medical retirement due to rheumatoid arthritis in 2000.
She married Troy L. Anderson on Dec. 31, 1995, in Lipscomb, Texas, and they lived in Mooreland.
Surviving are her husband, Troy Anderson, of the home; one brother, Alan Crawford, of Houston; stepdaughter, Katie Anderson; and stepson, Robert Chase Anderson.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Lynda Anderson Scholarship Fund.
A graveside service for Helen Zook, 91, of Pond Creek will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in White Cemetery, Hunter. The Rev. Darrin McCarty will officiate. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek.
She was born July 9, 1914, at Hunter to Joseph M. and Laura Belle Beeson Williams and died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid.
She graduated from Enid High School in 1931. She attended Phillips University and graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1937 with a degree in education. She taught in Custer, east of Hunter, Grove High School and Institute of Logepedics, Wichita, Kan.
She married William Zook Dec. 18, 1937, in Tulsa. They lived in numerous states while he was in the Army and with Boeing Aircraft Co. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of Pond Creek United Methodist Church, and Sunshine Community Center.
Surviving are two nieces, Betty Williams of Hunter and Doris Leonard of Grand Junction, Colo.; and two nephews, Monty Williams of Enid and Bruce Williams of Hunter.
Besides her husband, William, she was preceded in death by one daughter.
Memorials may be made to Pond Creek Firemens Association.
RUTH P. HONER
The funeral for Ruth Pearl Honer, 85, of Noble, formerly of Alva will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Whatron Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Alva Municipal Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 30, 1920, at Plainville N. J., to Elsworth and Alice Folly Schenck and died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Norman Regional Hospital.
She graduated from Plainville, N.J., High School. Her family then moved to Anaheim, Calif. She married Herb Delight.
She came to Oklahoma in 1970, and later to Alva. She married Paul Honer Aug. 25, 1978, at Liberal Kan. They made their home in Alva. He died Jan. 7, 1998.
She attended College Hill Church of Christ and was a member of the senior citizens. She moved to Nobel in 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Dan and Herb; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Paul, she was preceded in death by one daughter, and two brothers.
MAXINE ADELL WILBER
Graveside services for Maxine Adell Wilber, 84, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2006, at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery for all family and friends. Officiating will be conducted by Reverends Jim and Gail Edmison. Following the service, visitation will continue from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cherokee United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Maxine Adell Hague Wilber was born December 18, 1921, on a farm 3/4 mile east of Ingersoll, Oklahoma, to the parents Alfred Brown and Gail Bernice Millspaugh Hague. She died Sunday, January 22, 2006, in Enid, Oklahoma.
From the family of early settlers to Oklahoma Territory, Maxine attended Riverside School at the age of 5 and was graduated from Cherokee High School in 1939. She continued her education at Oklahoma State University where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and met Richard (Dick) Philip Wilber at the sorority’s dance hour. She and her friends, Lois Ford and Mary Lou Dunnington, traveled to new York City where she worked as a secretary.
Upon returning to Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Dick Wilber where they lived in Enid and Shattuck before returning to Cherokee to the A.B. Hague Implement Company. To this union, Maxine was blessed with three children: Sally Gail, Jefferson Philip, and David Grant. Living the last 21 years of her life in Enid, she courageously battled cancer in the last years.
Maxine is remembered as a cute, petite little girl who later became a marvelous bridge player. She enjoyed the invitational dances at West Point when she lived in New York, Christmas time, and her children’s birthday parties. She loved a good cup of coffee and exciting bridge game, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are one daughter and two sons and their families; Sally and Kevin Leonard, Edmond, and their children, J.B. Foster and Nathan Foster; Jeff and Patti Wilber, Cherokee and their children, Philip, Becky, and Dane; and David and Orla Wilber, Cherokee, and their children, Kaleb, Sabrina, and Grant; and numerous friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Alfred Donavon Hague.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Heritage House, Greenbriar Nursing Home, and Hospice of Enid for their loving care. Memorials may be made through the Goodwin Funeral Home in Cherokee to Hospice of Enid, Oklahoma, or the Cherokee Ministerial Alliance for the Maxine Adell Wilber Angel Fund.
JERRY LEE SCHOLTEN, III
Funeral services for Jerry Lee Scholten III, infant son of Jerry Lee Scholten Jr., and Melissa M. Knox, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ladusau-Evans Chapel with Tim Knox officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
He was born and passed away on January 20, 2006, in the Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
He is survived by his parents, Jerry L Scholten Jr. and Melissa M. Knox; maternal grandparents, Obie and LaDeanna Knox; paternal grandparents, Melinda Anderson and Dwayne Lucas; great-grandparents, Donna Rust, Stephen Rust, Beth Knox, Mary Scholten and Ednah Beauchamp; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers, Jerry Scholten and Edwin Knox; one uncle, Logan Knox; and two aunts, Madison Buffalo and Lalie Knox.
ELLIS H. NICKELL
Ellis H., 82, of Cherokee died January 21, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, at the First Christian Church in Cherokee with Dr. Ron Hansen officiating. Internment will be at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be conducted. There will be visitation with the family present today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born December 3, 1923, in Chandler, Oklahoma. Following graduation from high school, he enrolled at Oklahoma A&M, but enlisted in the Army Air Corps following Pearl Harbor. Ellis was a fighter pilot with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, he earned his degree in agricultural education. In 1946, he married Betty Moulin in Chandler. They moved to Cherokee in 1949, where he became the vocational agriculture teacher at Cherokee High School. He joined Cherokee’s National Guard Battery and served in Korea when the 45th Infantry Division was activated. His son David was born while he was transiting the Panama Canal on the way to Korea. After returning from Korea, he resumed his position as the vo-ag instructor in Cherokee.
Ellis continued to serve in the Oklahoma National Guard, serving as commander of Cherokee’s Battery B and the 189th Artillery Battalion, retiring in 1966, as a Lt. Colonel. In 1968, he accepted a position as Area Loan Manager for the Equitable Life Assurance Society making farm and ranch loans over northern Oklahoma. Ellis was a member of First Christian Church in Cherokee where he served as a deacon and member of the Board of Trustees. He served on the school board for Cherokee Public Schools and was chairman of the Board when the High School Auditorium was built. He also served as a member of the Alfalfa County Board of Equalization.
Betty died in 1974. In 1975, he married Willa Mae Whitworth. She died January 1, 2006. A son, David Nickell of Oklahoma City, a daughter, Nancy Roby and her husband Jim of Tulsa and grandchildren, Claire Roby, John Roby and Brad Roby survive him. He is also survived by two step-sons, Larry Whitworth of Newkirk and Sam Whitworth of Seiling and their families.
In addition to his wives, a brother Frank Nickell of Enid and a sister, Mary Catherine Roark of Wellston, Oklahoma preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation through the funeral home.
MARGARET R. BALL
The funeral for Margaret R. Ball, 82 of Ponca City will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlands Christian Church. The Rev. Paul Krueger will officiate. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. in Gypsum Hills Cemetery, Salina, Kan. Local arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home, Tonkawa.
She was born Sept. 27, 1923, at Manchester to Raymond and Faye Brower Page and died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at Shawn Manor Nursing Home.
She graduated from Enid High School in 1941 then attended Brown and Mackey Business College.
She worked for S.H. Kress Co., Pioneer Telephone and Longbell Lumber Co. She was in Rainbow Girls and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Enid.
She married Joseph Crisler May 5, 1941. She married Cecil E. Ball Jan. 7, 1949, in Enid. They later moved to Salina, where she was an executive secretary to the president of Farmers National Bank amd worked at Morrison Grain Co., and Western Auto Distribution Center, where she retired. She was local and state president of Business and Professional Women.
Surviving are one son, David Earl Ball of Ponca City; one daughter, Sharon Crisler Bruno of Enid; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Cecil, she was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, Inc., 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.
A memorial service for Irvan Lansdown, 82, of Alva will be 11 a.m. Friday at Alva First Baptist Church. Dr. Greg Hook will officiate. He was cremated at his request. Burial will be at a later date. Arrange-ments are by Mar-shall Funeral Home, Alva.
He was born Aug. 29, 1923, at Waynoka to Ezra Ray and Irene Bush Lansdown and died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at his home.
He graduated from Alva High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He served in the Army’s 1874th Engineer Aviation Battalion in New Guinea and Southern Philippines during World War II and earned a Bronze Star.
He married Amy Grace McCrary Aug. 2, 1947, at Dewey. He taught at Capitol Hill High School from 1956 to 1957, then returned to Alva and worked for Wiegand Brothers Construction Co., then became a self-employed contractor. He worked on Alva and Cherokee First Baptist church buildings. He was a member of Alva First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Grace of the home; two sons, Mark Scot Lansdown of West, Texas, and Marvin Ray Lansdown of Canyon City, Colo.; one daughter, Marsha Lea Paris of Alva; three brothers, Paul Lansdown of Enid, John Lansdown of Ponca City and Joe Lansdown of Alva; two sisters, Stella Bullard of Enid and Laura Mae Tolle of Geary; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers, two sisters and one granson.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Liberty Lyon Love Fund.