LILLIAN MAE SCHMIDT GAGE
A graveside service for Lillian Mae Schmidt Gage, 88, will be 4 p.m. Tuesday in Covington Cemetery. The Rev Don Tines will officiate.
She was born May 14, 1920, to Charles A. and Mary Jane Leece and died Dec. 17, 2007.
She was raised by her grandparents in Germantown, Ohio, and graduated from high school in 1936, when she moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she worked for Delco-Remy for five years. She married Henry J. Schmidt June 14, 1941, in Dayton. They moved and made their home in Los Angeles. He died Dec. 3, 1987. She married Charles Alphaeus Gage May 21, 1991, in Great Bend, Kan., and later moved to Enid. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Enid.
Surviving are one stepson, Rodney Gage, of Phoenix.
RAYMOND L. MILLER
The funeral service for Raymond L. Miller, 82, of Enid will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Carrell E. Still of Willow Road Christian Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cem-etery. The family will receive friends, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Ray was born June 19, 1925, near Waukomis, OK to Virgil R. Miller and Eleanor Elizabeth Perry Miller. He died on Thursday Jan. 10, 2008.
Ray attended the Morningstar Elementary School, Waukomis High School, 1943, and graduated from Oklahoma A&M.
He was married July 29, 1946, to Martha McGann Miller, who preceded him in death in 1993. Martha was stricken with polio in 1952, and was cared for by Raymond till her passing after a long life. Together they were active for many years in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Enid, where Raymond served as a Sunday school Teacher, Lay Leader and other service positions.
Ray is a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Navy and was a radio man First Class with service in the Pacific Theater.
Raymond was actively employed over his career primarily with service both at Vance Air Force Base, leaving there as Chief Supervisor, Quality and Reliability Assurance for the Aircraft Maintenance Division where he formed many good friendships, took great pride in the team with whom he directly worked and then after leaving there he went on to serve as Chief Engineer/Technical Advisor for KGWA and affiliated radio stations. Raymond was active in the Amateur Radio Community as W5REC. He served as ARRL Assistant Director West Gulf Division and 23 years as league director appointee.
The center of Rays life was his faith and was seen in Sunday School teachings through the years. Over his lifetime Ray was active first in the original Bethany Chapel, then in Trinity United Methodist, Bethany EUB and finally Ray returned to the Christian denomination of his roots and was a member of Willow Road Christian Church. Ray retired from Sunday school teaching service this past summer after some 57 years of service.
Ray is now survived by a son, Richard J. Miller (Dick), of Dallas, Texas, a son, Robert D. (Bob) Miller and his wife, Sheryl, of Tulsa, OK; his very special friend, Della Mondick, Enid; and her daughters, Marla, of Clarksville, TN, and Cheryl and Debra, both of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Lisa Savage, Brooklyn, NY, Julie Wilson, Oxford, Miss., Sarah B. Williams, Broken Arrow, OK, and Zachary Miller, Norman; four great-grandchildren, Paschal P. Trip Wilson and Caroline Wilson, Oxford, MS, Lucy Savage, Brooklyn, NY, and Ella Beth Williams, Broken Arrow; two half brothers, Doyle Miller, and wife Elsie, of Enid, Milton Miller, and wife, Eleanor, Enid; and one half sister Merlene, and husband Lee, Enid.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife Martha, his parents, his half sister, Trula Dean Dillinghah and by numerous beloved friends and former in-laws.
Memorials may be made to Willow Road Christian Church with Ladusau-Evans acting as custodian for the funds.
VERLA M. FORSHEE
Funeral services for Verla M. Forshee, 73, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. today in the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Lester Lowry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Waukomis Cemetery.
Verla was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Moline, Ill., to Clinton and Lucille Metz Crawford and died late Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2008, in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
She grew up in the Moline area where she attended school and later married Earnest Forshee Oct. 8, 1955. At her death they had been married for 52 years. In 1975 they moved to Enid. She was a member of Evangel Assembly of God Church.
Verla is survived by her husband, Earnest, of the home; five children, Ron and Tim Forshee, both of Enid, Sande Barton of Waukomis, Mike Forshee of Pratt, Kan., and Jeanine Chattam of Enid; two sisters, Sharon Rowland and Monna Younger; and a brother, James Crawford; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Brian Barton and two sisters, Faith Anderson and Helen Hyde.
Memorials can be made through the funeral home to Evangel Assembly of God Church.
MARY JO SCOTT
A memorial service for Mary Jo Scott, 60, of Caldwell, Kan., will be 2 p.m. Friday at Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 24 S. Main, Caldwell.
She died Monday, Jan. 7, 2007.
She was a cook.
Surviving are one son, Daniel Goodman of Olathe, Kan.; three daughters, Rhonda Goodman and Holly Goodman, both of Emporia, Kan., and Kristy Winter of Topeka, Kan.; one stepson, Terry Rau of Caldwell; two brothers, Bob Elmore of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Bill Elmore of Wichita, Kan.,; her companion, Ron Rau, of Caldwell; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or CHS Alumni Association.
DONALD RAY BYERS
The funeral for Donald Ray Byers, 71, of Gage, will be 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Gage. Pastor Rick Floyd, of Arnett, will officiate. Burial will be in Gage Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Good Samaritan Funeral Service, Shattuck.
He was born Sept. 3, 1936, on the family farm, northwest of Gage to Jesse Fred and Agnes Leora Crowder Byers and died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at his home in Gage.
He married Kay Hallett Jan. 28, 1958. He served in the Air Force for 22 years, stationed in the United States, France, Vietnam, Japan and Thule, Greenland. Following his retirement, they moved to Salinas, Calif., where he worked eight years for Nestle Chocolate.
He returned to Gage in 1985 and married Sharon Holt. They operated a ranch and broke and sold horses.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon, of the home; three daughters, Donna Kay Baker, Debbie Lynn Abasto and Linda Fay Novotney; two brothers, Charles Kenneth Byers and Richard Forrest “Frosty” Byers; one sister, Ruby Irene Hughes; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister and one brother.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Gage Baptist Church or Gage Memorial Cemetery.
CURTIS ‘COTTON’ GATEWOOD
The funeral for Curtis “Cotton” Gatewood, 70, of Watonga, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Greenfield Baptist Church, Greenfield. The Rev. Charley Sappington will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga.
He was born July 22, 1937, in Fittstown to Elzie and Lucille Keenan Gatewood and died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008.
He lived in the Watonga community for 23 years. He retired from the Army as a staff sergeant in 1970 and returned to Tinker Air Force Base in 1999.
He graduated from St. Elmo (Ill.) High School and obtained an associates degree from El Paso Community College, Colo-rado Springs, Colo. He attended Greenfield Baptist Church and was a member of Watonga Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He married Lenore Scott May 30, 1957, in St. Elmo.
Surviving are his wife, Lenore, of the home in Watonga; one son, Mike Gatewood of Winfield, Kan.; one daughter, Pat Gatewood of Waukomis; his mother, Lucille Gatewood of Watonga; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to S.P.C.A. or the Humane Society.
BEATRICE G. REMBERT-BODE
A graveside service for Beatrice G. Rembert-Bode, 81, of Mulhall, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Enid Cemetery Chapel. Bill Smith will officiate. Arrangements are by Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater.
She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Wetumka to Gus and Arkie Ricketts Doshier and died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, in Perry.
She married Harry Lee Rembert in 1944. He died in 1979.
She married Howard Bode in 2002 and moved from Enid to Mulhall.
Surviving are her husband, Howard, of Mulhall; one son, Harold “Skip” Rembert of San Angelo, Texas; one stepson, Dusty Bode of Mulhall; one daughter, Rashelle Kelley of Enid; five grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; four great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson.
In addition to her first husband, Harry, she was preceded in death by one son.
MAXINE A. VARNELL
The funeral for Maxine A. Varnell, 91, of Enid, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Biggs will officiate. Burial will be in Pleas-ant View Cemetery, Jet.
She was born May 4, 1916, in Knowles to Richard and Ida Mae Ferris Rhodes and died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
She attended Timberview school in Helena.
She married Carl E. Varnell July 17, 1938, in Enid. She was ordained by Ministry Living Way Ministerial Association in 1954. She was an evangelist in Tulsa from 1954 to 1970 and was pastor of Living Way Pen-tacostal Church, Chanute, Kan. She was chairman of True Gospel Temple Inc. in Tulsa from 1970 until her death.
She wrote two songs in 1969, “Forever I’m Yours Dear,” and “Give me One More Chance Before We Part,” and authored one book in 1976, “Bread for the Hungry by Hearing His Voice.”
Surviving are her husband, Carl, of the home.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
MARY ELEANOR RICHARDSON
A graveside service for Mary Eleanor Richardson, of Houston, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, with arrangements handled by Stanley Funeral Services, of Tulsa. The Rev. David Wiggs of Enid will officiate.
She was born in Tulsa on May 7, 1918, to Guy and Dessie Reed and died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at her home in Houston.
She married Wil-liam C. Richardson July 28, 1938. They made their home in Tulsa before moving to Houston in 1966. She attended the University of Tulsa, majoring in music and taught piano for many years. She also accompanied many musical performers and groups. She will be remembered for her artistic talents, her great sense of humor, her love of family and her fondness for reading and playing cards and board games.
Surviving are daughter Judy Smith, of Enid, and her husband Gordon (Bud); and grandchildren, Kelly McClendon and her husband Carter and their children Kara and Cole of Topeka; Kevin Halstead and his wife Tonya and their daughter Jordan of Tulsa; and stepgrandchildren, Jenny Watts and her husband Rob of Dallas; and Eric Smith and his wife Jody of Tulsa.
Also surviving are daughter, Nancy Lang of Houston and her husband Robert (Skip); and grandchildren, Jason McFall and his wife Kim; Kristy Azadi and her husband Mory and their children William, Gabriel and Christopher, all of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother.
LOVETA E. COOK BOOZE
A graveside service for Loveta E. Cook Booze, 91, of Cherokee, will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, north of Carmen. The Rev. Matthew Yoder will officiate. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m.
She was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Carmen to Jacob Frost and Mary Eugenia DeArmound Barker and died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Forrest Manor Nursing Center, Dewey.
She attended Carmen public schools.
She married LeRoy A. “Juggie” Cook May 27, 1937, in Alva. They made their home on farms near Dacoma and Lambert. They moved to Cherokee in November 1967, where they lived until his death on April 1, 1971.
She worked at Cherokee Masonic Hospital and later as a clerk at McIntire Insurance Agency and was an Avon sales representative. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church, Cherokee, where she taught in all departments and was the church pianist and song leader.
She married Charles E. Newlin June 27, 1981. He died Aug. 31, 1981. She married Sidney G. Booze Oct. 3, 1992, in Enterprise. They made their home in Oklahoma City and divorced in 2003. She returned to Cherokee and on April 7, 2007, she moved to Cherokee Manor and then to Forrest Manor Nursing Center in Dewey on Sept. 30, 2007.
Surviving are one son, Leroy A. Cook of Bartlesville; one brother, Raymond E. Barker of Issaquah, Wash.; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Juggie and Charles, five sisters and four brothers.
Memorials may be made to City Rescue Mission, Box 960021, Oklahoma City, OK 73196-0021 or through the funeral home.