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Miscellaneous Osage County, Oklahoma Obituaries


April 23, 2002 – Funeral services for Charlotte Hornett Hart, 93, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Virgil Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow in Tahlequah City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home. Charlotte Hornett Hart, daughter of the late Thompson and Janeanna (Parris) Hornett, was born February 15, 1909 in Gideon, Oklahoma and departed this life on Sunday, April 21, 2002 in Tahlequah. Lifelong residents of Cherokee County, Oklahoma, Charlotte and her husband, Watie, both worked at Hastings Hospital and retired from there after fifty-two years of combined services. She and her husband were members of the Grace Baptist Church for many years and also attended the First Indian Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Hastings Hospital Auxiliary. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt who will be missed immensely. Survivors include a sister, Lorena Hall and husband, George of Denver, Colorado, two sons, Pete Goad of Farmington, New Mexico and William Ruble and wife, Charlene of Orange, California; one stepson, John Hart and wife, Darlene of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren, Dyton Goad, Jan Mitchell, Suzanne Jonas, Stan and Forest Hart, Cherokee Alexander, and James, Michael, Jennifer, Christopher, Andrew and David Ruble; ten great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Derrick Goad, Spencer and Joseph Ruble, Vanessa, Jimmy and Bryan Alexander and Angie, Starr and Kacey Hart; two sisters-in-law, Winnie and Geneva Hornett, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and loved ones. Preceding her in death was her husband, Watie, one son, Frank Ruble; one grandson, Phillip Ruble; four sisters, Mollie Hornett, Nan Lowery, Vinnie Pickup and Thelma Queton; and three brothers, Frank, James and Dan Hornett. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the W.W. Hastings Auxiliary or the
American Diabetes Association, Oklahoma Affiliate, Inc.,
6600 South Yale Avenue,
Ste. 1310, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-3346.

Otis Robert Lovett, 75, of Rogers, Arkansas died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Vici, Oklahoma to Otis Lovett and Grace Axton Lovett. He and his family moved to the Rogers area in 1989. He retired from the state of Iowa, where he worked in purchasing. He served in the U.S. Navy for twenty-two years. He commissioned the Enterprise, took part in the Cuban blockade and traveled the world. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and camping. A memorial service was held Friday, April 26, at the Rollins Funeral Chapel in Rogers with Stan Nichols officiating.

April 26, 2002 – James Fredrick Diehl, 80, former resident of Fairfax, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Talihina, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2002 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fairfax with Father Bruce Brosnahan presiding. Interment will be at the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. James Fredrick Diehl was born August 19, 1921 at Cherry hill, Arkansas, the son of Joseph Herbert Diehl and Cecelia Pauline (Steiver) Diehl. His early education was received in the Mena, Arkansas schools. He was a veteran of World War II, serving from July 28, 1942 to October 9, 1945. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Mena and the American Legion. His enjoyments included fishing and gardening. Survivors include: Four daughters, Susan Willoughby of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Mary Diehl of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Sharon Lorenz of Isabella, Oklahoma and Robin Caughlin of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mildred Christian and Lena Stuckey, both of Houston, Texas, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Ben Diehl, Paul Diehl, Lawrence Diehl, Leo Diehl and Mark Diehl and two sisters, Edna and Ann.

April 23, 2002 – Virda Lorene Crenshaw, 80, longtime resident of Fairfax, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday evening, April 20, 2002 at the Shawn Manor Nursing Center, Ponca City, Oklahoma. Virda was born April 30, 1921 at Charleston, Arkansas, the daughter of Jim Wilson and Parlie (Catlett) Wilson. She married John Curtis Crenshaw February 7, 1937 at Booneville, Arkansas and the couple moved to the Fairfax community in 1966. Mrs. Crenshaw was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, cooking, flowers and gardening. She is survived by five sons, Floyd D. Crenshaw of Hominy, Oklahoma, Denny Crenshaw of Meno, Oklahoma, Doyle Crenshaw of Booneville, John D. Crenshaw of Enid, Oklahoma and Samuel Lewis Crenshaw of Moore, Oklahoma; five daughters, Joyce Terry of Enid, Doris Doyal of Burbank, Oklahoma, Wilma Crenshaw of Fairfax, Carolyn Humphrey of Bethany, Oklahoma and Darlene White of Alma, Arkansas; two brothers, Donald Wilson of Fairfax and Lucien Wilson of Perry, Oklahoma and one sister, Lora Belle Fields of Norman, Oklahoma; fifty-seven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Virda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John on January 3, 1996, one son, Alton L. Crenshaw, one infant daughter, Lois Crenshaw, two brothers, Delbert Wilson and James Wilson and two sisters, Anna Davis and Elewe Crenshaw. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at the Full Gospel Assembly Church of Fairfax with Reverend Lewis Bernard presiding. Interment was in the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. Casket bearers were Michael Crenshaw, Aaron Crenshaw, Dale Crenshaw, Brent Doyal, Stuart Crenshaw and Quinton Crenshaw. Honorary casket bearers were Charlie Adair, Greg Emmons, Clark Kent, Jr., Rondall Crenshaw and Jon Terry.

April 23, 2002 – Mr. Robert Lee Young, 57, retired truck driver, longtime resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and husband of Pamela Jo Young, died Friday afternoon, April 19, 2002, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, in the sanctuary of the Bethel A.M.E. Church with Reverend Winfred Brown officiating. Services will be under the direction of Neekamp Funeral Home, Bartlesville. Mr. Young was born in St. Louis, Missouri, December 24, 1944 to Ethel and Kirk Young. He graduated from Sexton High School in Lansing, Michigan. He moved from Lansing to Little Rock, Arkansas where he worked as a truck driver before moving to Bartlesville, where he married Pamela Thompson in 1975. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Pamela Jo of the home; his children, Dominic Thompson and Brandon Thompson of Bartlesville, Bradley Young of Lansing, Jessica Patrick of Tulsa, Coleen Patrick of Broken Arrow and Yvonne Patrick of Tulsa; two brothers, Kirk Young of Lansing and Terry (Curley) Young and his wife, Lynette, of Chicago; twenty-one grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dave Young.

April 22, 2002 - Elizabeth Louise Boone, 75, longtime resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Medical Center following a long-term illness. Graveside services was held Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Grandview Cemetery in Kaw City, Oklahoma, with Reverend Mark Busch, Pastor of the Brookfield Avenue Wesleyan Church, Ponca City, presiding. Arrangements were under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City. Betty Boone was born April 10, 1927 in Carter Nine, Oklahoma, the daughter of Warnie Smith and Grace (Sappington) Smith. She attended schools at Bryan, Big Beaver and Webb City High School. She married Forrest Walker Boone on April 18, 1946 with the couple making their first home in Kaw City, residing there until 1968 when they moved to Ponca City. Betty was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother who immensely enjoyed the sport of basketball. Survivors include her husband, Forrest, of the home; one daughter, Sherry Stevens, Ponca City; two sons, Bill Boone of Ponca City and Jerry Boone of Great Bend, Kansas; two sisters, Virginia Long of Coweta, Oklahoma and Maxine Crawford of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; one brother, Wallace Smith of Fritch, Texas, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents and two brothers, Ronnie Smith and John Smith preceded her in death. The family will be at the home at 3112 Pecan Road, Ponca City.

April 22, 2002 – Long time and much loved, Timberhill, Oklahoma resident, Cleora (Cleo) Ima Fugate, 95, passed away at the Sunset Manor Home in Frontenac, Kansas, Saturday, April 20, 2002, after a long illness. Cleo was born April 4, 1907, in Cleora, Oklahoma, the daughter of Mark Harmon and Sadie Eubanks Weddel. She attended Bluejacket school and on December 25, 1925, married Clyde Fugate. Their union lasted until Mr. Fugate passed away in 1953. Cleo was employed for many years at the Timberhill Country School as a custodian and cook. A fine Christian woman all her life, Cleo was an active member of the Timberhill Church of Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend to everyone in the area. She enjoyed doing all types of crafts, including crocheting, tatting, quilting and embroidery, and enjoyed making gifts for family and friends. Cleo is lovingly survived by two sons, Norman Fugate of Independence, Missouri, and Laval Fugate of Long Beach, Mississippi; one daughter, Deloras James of Pittsburgh, Kansas; one sister, Lena Baily of Edmond, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, and many other loving family and friends. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents; two sons, Jerry Fugate (in 1995) and Paul Fugate (in 1994); six brothers and three sisters. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita, Oklahoma with Pastor Roy Miller officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Cleo’s grandsons and great grandsons, Jesse James, Mike James, Larry Fugate, Lane Brant, Clint James and Jason Brant. The body will lie in state at the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch, Oklahoma where the family will meet at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 22, 2002 - Robert B. "Bob" Coleman, 86, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Medical Center. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, Ponca City, with the Rev. Kenneth Armstrong, rector, as celebrant. Arrangements are under the direction of the Trout Funeral Home. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home. Robert Boisseau Coleman, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama, March 15, 1916 to Robert Boisseau and Jessie Wheeler Coleman. After graduating from high school in Birmingham he attended North Carolina State University. It was while taking the train back to college one fall when he met his future bride, Ann Alderson. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree, Robert attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He later obtained his law degree and became a patent attorney in the oil industry. While residing in Ada, Oklahoma Bob became very active in the community. He established the first Boys Club and also established the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at East Central State University. He joined Continental Oil Company in 1964. While in Ponca City he was very active in Rotary Club and helped establish the Pioneer Rotary Club. He has been named Rotarian of the Year and in 1985 was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, one of Rotary's highest honors. He was also active in Shriners, Masons, belonged to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for over 50 years, was a lay reader for Grace Episcopal Church, did public mediation and belonged to the Oklahoma Bar Association. After retirement, Bob and Ann moved to The Coves near Ketchum, Oklahoma. They thoroughly loved their lake view home and the many new friends they made. The couple enjoyed traveling, especially cruises. Bob had a great appreciation of art and enjoyed reading. In 1999 the couple returned to Ponca City and resided at Westminster Village. Bob is survived by his children, Clay Campbell and his wife Nancy of Yukon, Oklahoma; R.B. Coleman III and his wife Vickie of Grand Prairie, Texas; Claire Harrah and her husband C.B. of San Antonio; Ginger Coleman of Ponca City, Barbara Lindahl of Sapulpa; and Caroline Rogers and her husband Rikk of Ponca City. Also his brothers Tom Coleman and his wife Una and George Coleman and his wife Martha, both from Birmingham, Ala. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and 3 great grand children. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Ann, and parents R. B., Sr. and Jessie. Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

April 20, 2002 – No services are planned for Sandra Jane (Vassar) Heiden, 40, who died Thursday, April 18, at her home in Cushing, Oklahoma. Sandra was born September 21, 1961, in Cushing to Charles and Mary Vassar. Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband, Norman Heiden of the home; one son, Anthony Folks of Perkins, Oklahoma and one brother, Tony Vassar of Biloxi, Mississippi. Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is in charge of arrangements.

April 20, 2002 – Funeral services for Richard Newton Mathis, 65, of Cushing, Oklahoma, will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at the Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing with interment to follow at the Mount Hope Cemetery north of Ripley, Oklahoma. Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mathis was born August 4, 1936, in Cushing where he received his early education and attended Cushing High School. He was employed with the City of Cushing and was a member of the Keystone Pigeon Racing Club. Mr. Mathis died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the Cushing Regional Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Rick Mathis of Cushing and Rocky Mathis and wife, Debbie of Stillwater, Oklahoma; two brothers, Howard Gandy of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Kenneth Gandy of Roaring River, Oregon; three grandchildren, Aaron, Ryan and Norah Mathis. He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister, Lorraine.

April 19, 2002 – Former resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Lawrence Edward Cunningham, 38, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2002, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lawrence was born December 9, 1963, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the son of Alvin L. “Jack” and Rose Ann (Boone) Cunningham. He attended schools in Pawhuska, graduating with the Pawhuska High School class of 1982. During his time at Pawhuska High School, Lawrence excelled in football and wrestling. He was the recipient of the Ormand Beach Award in 1982 and was named the Outstanding Male Athlete that same year. He attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he received his degree in Psychology, and later received a degree in Social Services. On February 27, 1987, he married Karlene Selestewa in Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence had served on the Pawhuska War Dance Committee for several years and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors in addition to his wife, Karlene of the home in Albuquerque are: his son, Vernon Selestewa of Albuquerque; twin daughters, Britton Inez Cunningham and Lawren Elizabeth Cunningham, both of Muskogee, Oklahoma; three brothers, Eugene Cunningham and Darrell Cunningham, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Milton Cunningham of Pawhuska; three sisters, Jackie McCann of Glenpool, Oklahoma, Danna Blankinship of Tulsa and Asa Cunningham of Hominy, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Lawrence will lie in state at the Wakon Iron Community Center in Indian Camp, Pawhuska, until service time. Rosary will be said Sunday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Traditional Indian Services will be Monday, April 22, at 9:00 a.m., at Wakon Iron Community Center with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Pawhuska with Father Leonard Higgins officiating. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, is in charge of arrangements.

April 19, 2002 – Bobbie Brink, 61, was born in Oklahoma City to Dorothy Brink and John Chambers on March 20, 1941 and entered into rest on April 16, 2002, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Bobbie was reared and educated in Hominy, Oklahoma where he went on to raise his family. He liked spending time with his granddaughter and drinking coffee at “The Buck” with his daughter and friends. He was of the Methodist faith. Bobbie is survived by two daughters, Teresa and her husband, Michael Johnson of Oklahoma City, and Melissa Brink of Hominy; two sons, Audie Brink and Bobbie Brink, Jr., both of Hominy; one granddaughter, Sabrina Diaz of Hominy; two sisters, Kathy Chambers and Vaughn Chambers both of Taft, California; five brothers, Gene Chambers of Taft, Bill and wife, LuAnn Chambers of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Mike Chambers of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Stanley Chambers and Dale Chambers, both of Taft; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bobbie was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Zada Brink. Bobbie has been cremated and no services are planned. Powell Funeral Home of Hominy was in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 2002 – Graveside services for Claremore, Oklahoma, resident, Maggie Onia Beach, 91, who died April 16, at Wood Manor Nursing Home will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2002 at Woodlawn Cemetery with Reverend Debra Riley officiating. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Beach was born May 10, 1910, in Kellyville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Edgar and Annie Kirk. She married Paul Beach and they made their home in Binger, Oklahoma, until moving to Claremore around 1978. While living in Binger, Maggie helped Paul on the farm and loved cooking. Survivors include a son, Art Beach and his wife, Mourine of Claremore; a step-daughter, Velma Armstrong of Oklahoma City; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sons, Paul and Bobby, two brothers and three sisters.

April 18, 2002 - Justin Bob Newport, 23, Pawnee, Oklahoma, died Monday, April 15, 2002, in Pawnee, where he had lived most of his life. Justin was born February 28, 1979, in Pawnee, the son of Bob James Newport and Shirley Jane (Waggoner) Newport. He attended Rogers State University, Oklahoma State University, Mississippi Gulf Coast College, Northern Oklahoma College and Vo-Tech at Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Covenant Fellowship Church of Cushing, Oklahoma. He was the manager of the Pawnee Pipe Company. Justin was a quiet, kind and gentle person, who got along with most all people. Survivors include his father, Bob Newport of Pawnee; his mother, Shirley Slavens of Morrison, Oklahoma; his fiancé, Brandy and her daughter, Madison of Perkins, Oklahoma; four brothers, Kenan Newport and wife, Christy of Stillwater, Aaron Newport of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Sam Newport and wife, Amy of Mannford, Oklahoma, and Earl Newport of Christiansburg, Virginia; a sister, Libby Berry and her husband, Art, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandparents, Cecil and Pauline Newport of Cleveland, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews, three aunts, two uncles, numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in Eshelman Memorial Chapel, Pawnee with Pastor Bill Allton officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee. Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee, is in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 2002 – Former resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Russell Keener, 75, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Russell was born in Delaware County, November 9, 1926, the son of Heavy and Chiccowie (Cheeter) Keener. He worked at the Smith Out Post from 1970 to 1980 and later worked as a grounds keeper for Phil Hughs at Grand Point on Grand Lake. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Survivors include: Four children, Ellis Owens, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Maudie Ann Taylor, Trenton, Tennessee, Russell Keener, Jr., Richmond, Virginia and Mary Kate Dauber, Pawhuska; two brothers, Scott Keener, Miami, Oklahoma and Ben Keener of Tulsa; a sister, Jo Ann Baker, Fairland, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2002, in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel, Main and Sixteenth Street, Jay, Oklahoma, with burial in the Jumper Cemetery. Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 2002 – Beverly Anne Holloway, 70, former resident of Shidler, Oklahoma, died Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2002, in the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, in the Fairfax (Oklahoma) Cemetery with Minister Toby A. Blackstar, acting pastor of Otoe-Missouria Indian Baptist Church of Red Rock, Oklahoma, officiating. Beverly Anne was born in Shidler November 30, 1931, the daughter of Voll Austin and Vera Pearl Hall Holloway. She was reared and educated in Shidler prior to moving to Tulsa where she was employed as a custodian in Saint John Medical Center. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Tulsa and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include her mother, Vera pearl Holloway of Yukon, Oklahoma; two brothers, James W. Holloway of Oklahoma City and Marvin Lee Holloway of Corpus Christi, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

April 16, 2002 – Imogene Irons Bailey, 68, longtime resident of Fairfax, Oklahoma, died at her home in Fairfax, Monday morning, April 15, 2002. Born Imogene Cecelia Jefferson in Fairfax on June 1, 1933, she was the daughter of Omer Jefferson, Sr. and Louise Butler Jefferson. She was reared in Fairfax and graduated from Ralston, Oklahoma, High School. She then attended four years at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, majoring in sociology. On June 11, 1951, Imogene was united in marriage to Belford Irons and the couple made their home in Fairfax. Imogene went to work for the City of Tulsa as a Clerical Clerk. May 18, 1983, Imogene was united in marriage to Donald Ray Bailey and the couple continued to make Fairfax their home. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Order of Eastern Star and she enjoyed her family. Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Christine and Charlie Roan of Sand Springs, Sylvia and Danny Butler of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Tincy and Butch Fish of Tulsa; two sons, Barry Irons of Ponca City and Jeff and wife, Theresa Irons of Oklahoma City; her grandson whom she raised as her own son, Michael and wife Allyson Irons of Stillwater, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Omer Jefferson, Jr. and two husbands. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2002, in the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home Chapel in Fairfax with the Reverend Lewis Bernard, Pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. Casket bearers will be John Holloway, Jr., King Bowman, Brad Irons, Jimmy Grigg, John Kolmonce and Dave Bennett. Honorary Casket bearers will be Bill Bennett and Brian Bennett. The family will be at 430 Mason Drive in Fairfax to receive Friends.

April 16, 2002 – Fess Ervin “Shorty” Waller was born June 4, 1915 in Roff, Oklahoma, one of twelve children of John Calvin and Cora Waller. During his childhood, Fess moved frequently with his family as they worked as share croppers. Shorty attended school, completing the eighth grade at Checotah, Oklahoma. Upon completion of his schooling, Fess started a career in farming in which he continued until the onset of World War II. Shorty was married to Helen Francis Hamm in Checotah on June 14, 1936 and during the war the couple made their home in Tulsa where he worked as a welder for McDonnell-Douglas. When the war ended in 1946, the couple moved to Talala, Oklahoma, where they reared their three children, Fess Ervin, Jr., Sue and Bobbie. Fess owned and operated a dairy farm in Talala for nearly twelve years at which time he established a right of way clearing business, Waller’s Saw Service. Shorty relocated his family and business to Cleveland, Oklahoma, in 1969. His company contracted right of way clearing services for the Indian Electric in Cleveland for many years. Additionally, Fess repaired and sharpened chain saws as part of his services. He retired in 1980, however he continued to provide knowledge to other family members who continued in the contracting business. Shorty was a longtime and faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Cleveland where he served as Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. Although his life was filled with much happiness, his family seemed to be his pride and joy. He enjoyed his relationship with his brothers and sisters, but was especially proud of his grandchildren. He loved taking them on trips and spending as much time as possible with them. Additionally, Fess liked traveling to Beaver Lake where he would fish for trout. He was fond of gospel music and spent countless hours going to gospel singing throughout the area. Through his career, Fess developed an intensive knowledge of horticulture especially in the area of trees, plants and shrubs. Shorty passed away Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center at the age of eighty-six years, ten months and eight days. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jess Ervin Waller, Jr., five brothers, Dennis, Carl, Cordle and two infant brothers and three sisters, Bertha, Helen and an infant sister, Dovie. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters and their husbands, Sue and Jerry Smith of Cleveland, and Bobbie and James Haile of Edmond, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Rob Harper and Dusty Harper both of Talala, Sandy Harper and Terri Day both of Cleveland, Stacy Haile of Kansas City, Kansas, Andrea Richardson of Edmond; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Waller of Oregon; two sisters, Grace Frazier of Checotah, Oklahoma and Irene Browning of Winslow, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, at the First Assembly of God Church in Cleveland with Pastor Dan Edens officiating. Committal service was held later at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Nowata, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers were Dusty Harper, Rob Harper, Stacy Haile, Jeff Richardson, Travis Harper and Kelby Edens. Honorary pallbearers were Toby Day, Tucker Day, Brandon Harper and Zachary Richardson. Visit an online obituary and guest book for Mr. Waller at Chapman-Black Funeral Home

April 16, 2002 – Graveside services were held Monday, April 15, at the Fairfax Cemetery for George N. Funk, 81, longtime resident of Fairfax, Oklahoma, who passed away Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. Reverend George Weston officiated under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. Mr. Funk was born August 28, 1920 at Hillsboro, Kansas, the son of Peter D. Funk and Bertha (Nichols) Funk. He was a 1938 graduate of Hillsboro High School, later attending Wichita State University, Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) and Indiana State University. March 6, 1942, in Tulsa, he married Maymie Lou Harrell and the couple recently celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Mr. Funk served twenty years with the United States Army (C.I.C.) retiring in 1962. He then worked as a claims adjuster for All State Insurance Company in Terre Haute, Indiana, until 1971 at which time the couple moved to Fairfax and he was a case worker with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services until 1982. Mr. And Mrs. Funk owned and operated the Harrell’s Grocery and Land Laundry on North Main Street in Fairfax. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine Lodge, the Moose Lodge and the C.I.C. Agents Association. His enjoyments included reading, working crossword puzzles and, in earlier years, playing golf. In addition to his wife, Maymie, of the home, he is survived by one son, Gary Funk of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Vicki Jane Funk Koble and husband, David of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

April 15, 2002 – Hershel “Pete” Flowers, 72, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord at 9:58 p.m., April 10, 2002, at Saint John’s Hospital, Tulsa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Ruth Flowers, December 20, 2001. Hershel, known to everyone in Broken Arrow as Mr. Pete or Mr. Flowers, operated/owned a DX Station at Main and Houston and, for many years, was a truck driver for M.F. Bales. He also worked for Broken Arrow public schools at Haskell Middle school and then to northeast elementary (known as Rhodes Elementary). He loved everyone, had many friends among his coworkers. Pete worked for public schools for over fifteen years as custodian and was very proud of his job. He was a member of Northside Freewill Baptist Church in Broken Arrow where funeral services were held Monday, April 15, under the direction of Christian-Gavlik Funera Home. Survivors include one sister, Iva Cutbirth, 94, of Broken Arrow; one brother, J.C. Flowers of Phoenix, Arizona; five sons, Robert Flowers and wife, Karen, Mike Flowers and wife, Connie, “Skip” Roberts and wife, Janet, Ronnie Roberts and Jerry Roberts; three daughters, Kathy McElroy and husband, Jim, DeAnn Meeder and husband, Harold; twenty-one grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and a host of friends. “We will miss him dearly, but to see the smile on his face when he met Jesus and went to be with his wife, mother, father, sister, brothers and many other loved ones who have gone to be with our Savior Jesus Christ and will meet you again, Dad, Grandpa and Uncle Pete”.

April 14, 2002 – Funeral services for Orville E. Nail, 83, were held Friday, April 12, 2002 at First Baptist Church in Skiatook, Oklahoma, with ministers Kenneth Pittman and Jim Haas officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery, Skiatook, under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home. Music selections for the service were Amazing Grace and Hallelujah Square, performed by organist Darla Neighbors and Soloist Matt Neighbors. Casket Escorts were bob Nail Richard Barnes, Rusty Nail, Sonny Earl Clark, Ron Davis, Gary Butler, Randy Randolph and Jerry McDow. Orville was born July 18, 1918 in Skiatook, to Charles and Mary (Bible) Nail and died at 5:19 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2002, in Skiatook Nursing Home. He was reared and received his education in the Skiatook School System. He served in the U.S. Army and in the Coast Guard. February 5, 1944, in Florida, he married Bernice McCarson, who preceded him in death. In Orville’s early years, he was employed in the oilfield and in the 1960’s went to work for the City of Tulsa, sanitation department, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Skiatook and of the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Gary Nail of Skiatook; brothers, Doren Nail of Skiatook and Richard Nail of Clay City, Illinois; a sister, Lorene Weathers of Texas and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a son, four brothers and three sisters.

April 15, 2002 – Graveside services for Karen Sue Clifton, 35, were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Ramona (Oklahoma) Cemetery with Mr. Roman Ward and Mr. Bob Bett officiating. Sien Shelton Funeral Home, Skiatook, Oklahoma, was in charge of arrangements. Karen was born July 20, 1966, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Kenneth W. and Dorothy M. (Russell) Clifton. She grew up and received her education in the Skiatook public schools. She died Sunday, April 7, in a Bartlesville house fire. In 1993, in Miami, Oklahoma, Karen married Todd Cornett and the couple made their home in Bartlesville where Karen was employed as a waitress at Glen’s Grill. Karen is survived by her three children, Kyle Scott Clifton and Felicia Nicole Clifton both of Bartlesville and Emily Ann Cornett of Collinsville, Oklahoma. her mother, Dorothy Clifton of Bartlesville; her father, Kenneth Clifton of Vera, Oklahoma; two brothers, Rick Clifton of Vera and Glen Clifton of Bartlesville; one sister, Cathy Elam of Ochelata, Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends. Honorary casket escorts for the services were Kyle Scott Clifton, Felecia Nicole Clifton, Emily Ann Cornett, Bill Owens, Eric Slagle, Rick Elam, Casey Elam, Corey Elam, Troy Reed, Rodney Bell and Tony Bell. Music was under the direction of Tony Bell.

April 14, 2002 – Mr. Wilbur F. Marshall, 91, retired Business and Sales Manager for National Zinc Company, and former longtime resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died Saturday, April 6, in Dallas, Texas. Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 9, in the Sneed Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Bartlesville, with Dr. Paul Bowles presiding. Family graveside rites preceded the memorial services. Mr. Marshall was born in Whiting, Kansas, March 9, 1911, the son of Frank and Ruth Blair Marshall. He attended schools in Dewey, Oklahoma, graduating from Dewey High School in 1928. In 1930 he began a career with National Zinc that spanned fifty years, retiring in 1976 as Business Manager and Sales Manager. Following his retirement, he continued his association with National Zinc on a consulting basis. January 21, 1939, in Dewey, Mr. Marshall and Mhyretta Angela Wright were united in marriage. She preceded him in death August 21, 1988 and March 14, 1989 he married Dorothy Jeanette Cook, who survives at the home. Mr. And Mrs. Marshall continued their home in Bartlesville until moving to Dallas, Texas in 2000 to be near family. Mr. Marshall was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was an active civic leader, dedicated to the city of Bartlesville. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1951 and was a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants; a member of the Bartlesville Masonic Lodge No. 284 A.F. and A.M., serving as Worshipful Master in 1955 and elected to the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1971. He was a member of the Bartlesville Rotary Club, serving as president in 1960 and served on the Board of Directors; a member of the Washington County Memorial Hospital Board, having served as chairman; was in the Who’s Who in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a member of the Elks Club, Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, served as President of Bartlesville Association of Certified Public Accountants, was a member of Bartlesville School board for seven years and served two terms as president, a member of the Hillcrest Country Club and served as Chairman of Bartlesville Financial Affairs Committee. He was an avid golfer and was most proud of having shot two holes in one at the Hillcrest course. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made in Mr. Marshall’s name to the American Cancer Society in care of Kathy Loeper, P.O. Box 1094, Bartlesville, OK 74005. In addition to his wife, Dorothy of the home in Dallas, Mr. Marshall is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia M. and David W. Craig of Plano, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul F. and Nancy Marshall of Borger, Texas; his grandchildren, Shelly and John Julian of Aurora, Illinois, Dr. Jennifer L. and Charles Bailey of Dallas, Robert F. and Lourdes Marshall of San Jose, California and Jeffrey P. and Lachelle Marshall of Joplin, Missouri; seven great grandchildren, Brittany and Bobby Marshall, Harrison and Cara Marshall, Sabra, Gino and Dominic Julian; and his brother and sister-in-law, E.H. and Martha Marshall of Independence, Kansas.

April 11, 2002 – Mrs. Jewel Marie (Gilbert) Townley, 87, former long time resident of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, died at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, in the Bartlesville Care Center. Jewel Marie Gilbert was born June 12, 1914, at Nauvoo, Alabama, the daughter of John David and Mary Bell (Plunkett) Gilbert. She was reared and received her education at Nauvoo where, on January 6, 1933, she and Lucian Monroe Townley were married. They established their first home at Bear Creek, Alabama in Marion County where they farmed until later moving to Deering, Missouri, where they continued their farming interests until they moved to Barnsdall. Mr. Townley passed away January 13, 1999 and Mrs. Townley remained a resident of Barnsdall until she moved to Bartlesville about a year ago. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons; Virgil Lee Townley of Wynona, Oklahoma, Delbert Dee Townley and Edith of Bartlesville and William Hollis Townley of Barnsdall; two daughters, Mrs. Louise (Motley) Dunaway and Ira of Vinita, Oklahoma and Mrs. Mary Alice Downing and Levi of Barnsdall; nineteen grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and seventeen great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Kenneth Earl Townley, a daughter, Mary Jane Townley, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2002we in the Barnsdall Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Edgar Beaver officiating. Committal prayers and interment will be directed in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall, by the Arnold Moore-Barnsdall Funeral Home.

April 11, 2002 – Floyd E. Coday, 76, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, April 8, 2002, in Sallisaw. Mr. Coday was born October 10, 1925 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, the son of Claude and Josie (Dorsey) Coday. On December 23, 1946, in Sallisaw, he was married to Kathirene Gibson. He enjoyed working with cattle , employed with Crown Zellerbach, was a construction worker and former union member. Survivors in addition to his wife Kathirene are: Three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Paul Shaddox of Bixby, Oklahoma, Jo Ann and Jerry Lowery and Charlotte and Michael Barrett all of Sallisaw; five sons and two daughters-in-law; Claude Coday, Felix Coday, Billy Coday and Rick and Margarita Coday, all of Sallisaw and Raymond Coday, Sr., and Sandra of Vian, Oklahoma; one brother, Kenneth Coday of Byron, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Lizzie Mae Todd and Zeb and Ruby Gene Jackson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Felix Denton; two sons, Floyd Henry and Kenneth Wayne Coday and one great grandson, Floyd Gabriel Coday. Services were held Wednesday, April 8, at the Blunt Baptist Church, north of Sallisaw, with Reverend Leroy Reid officiating. Burial was in the McCoy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, with military honors provided by the American Legion, supported by Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Coday was a veteran of World War II. Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was in charge of arrangements.

April 9, 2002 – Paul E. Coleman, 56, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away at 10:35 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Integris Baptist medical Center in Oklahoma City. Mr. Coleman was born April 6, 1946 at Grant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to Harold and Elsie Coleman. He grew up and received his education in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, graduating from College High School in 1964. He received a BA in Sociology in 1968 and in 1969 a BS in Hospital Administration from Oklahoma Baptist University. September 14, 1969, Paul married Judy Cook and, for the last eighteen years they made their home in Edmond. Paul was in hospital and clinic management from 1969-1978 and insurance sales from 1978-present. He was an Eagle Scout who served his community as a Cub scout Master, Sunday school teacher and an active Republican. Survivors include: His wife Judy and daughter Emily, both of the home; his son, John and his wife, Sara and their daughter Olivia of Edmond; his brother, Kenneth Coleman and his wife, Lynda of Bethany, Oklahoma; his sister, Cathy Fox and her husband, Philip of Rich Hill, Missouri; his parents, Harold and Elsie Coleman of Bartlesville; two nephews, four nieces, two great nieces and one great nephew. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 12, at First Baptist Church, Fourth and Cherokee, Bartlesville, with burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Nazih Zuhdi Transplantation Institute of Integris Baptist Medical Center, 3300 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK and sign their organ donation option on their driver’s license. Walker-Brown Funeral Home of Bartlesville is in charge of arrangements.

April 9, 2002 – Ernest Leon Yates, 61, died Sunday, April 7, 2002 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville with Pastor Orville Moody of the Rose Hill Community Baptist Church officiating, directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home. Mr. Yates was born July 2, 1940 at Bartlesville, the son of William J. and Louise M. (Benefiel) Yates. He moved to California when he was a teenager and graduated from the Baldwin Park high School there with the class of 1958. he lived most of his life in California, moving back to Bartlesville in 1993. Paul had worked as a truck driver for the Bekins Moving and Storage Company and later for the McDonald-Douglas Aircraft manufacturing Company. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. Mr. Yates is survived by his mother, Louise M. Yates, of Bartlesville; two brothers, Billy C. Yates and his wife, Pat, of St. Augustine Beach, Florida, and Gary A. Yates of Portland, Maine; one sister, June Braden and her husband, Bill of Glenview, Illinois; two nieces, two nephews, many aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father.

April 11, 2002 – Jewel Mae Eaves, 90, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mrs. Eaves was born May 11, 1911, in Lodi, the daughter of Henry Jackson Erwin and Sarah Ethel (Hunt) Erwin. She married Robert L. Eaves on February 23, 1933, in Wewoka, Oklahoma and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Red Oak First Baptist Church Survivors include her sons, Charles Robert Eaves and Dick Eaves and wife, Shirley, all of Red Oak; a daughter, Saundra Bigelow of McAlester, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers, Delbert Erwin, Asa Erwin and Charles J. Erwin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10, at North Rock Creek Baptist Church with Reverend James Carpenter and Reverend Jim White officiating. Pallbearers were Wesley Gray, Clint Gray, Robert Eaves, Martin Eaves, Donnie Eaves and David White. Burial was in the Red Oak Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Harkins Funeral Home of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

April 11, 2002 – Edith J. Hall Tilley, 85, of Hominy, Oklahoma, died Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, Illinois. The former Edith Boswell was born August 14, 1916 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma the daughter of James & Eliza Hiser Boswell. On November 3, 1932, in Hominy, Edith married Travis Hall who preceded her in death May 25, 1976. June 7, 1978, in Wynona, Oklahoma, Edith was united in marriage to Buck Tilley and he preceded her in death May 14, 2001. Edith worked on the family farm then later worked as a cook in the Hominy Public Schools as well as for Munsingwear and the Senior Citizen’s. She was also very active in the First Assembly of God Church in Hominy where she taught the Junior Girl’s Sunday School and was President of the Women’s Ministries. She also attended the Assembly of God Church in Genesceo, where she had moved in 2001 to live with her son. Survivors include: Her son Tom and his wife, Gloria Hall of Geneseo; daughter, Clara and her husband Charlie Hudspeth of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter; sisters, Winnie Howell of Republic, Missouri and Paula Shook of Yuma, Arizona; and a brother, James Boswell of Billings, Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, son J.B. Hall and a sister, LaVerne Nucero. Services were held Wednesday, April 10, at the Assembly of God Church in Hominy with burial in the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Cleveland, Oklahoma.

April 8, 2002 – Thornton W. York, Sr., 79, lifelong resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, passed away, Friday, April 5, 2002, in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Thornton Wesley York was born November 17, 1922, in Cleveland, Oklahoma, the son of Albert and Rebecca (McFall) Hishaw. On June 3, 1942, he married Ernestine R. Reid in Pawhuska, where they made their home. Mr. York was retired from Cargill Industries, where he had worked as a truck driver. At the time of his death, he was working in the maintenance department of the Pawhuska School System. Mr. York was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Pawhuska, where he excelled as a member of the school’s basketball team. At one time during his basketball career, Thornton had played against basketball legend Marques Haynes . Thornton was a member of the American Legion, having served in the United States Army during World War II, and was also a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He was a thirty-nine year member of the Bethsaida Baptist Church in Pawhuska and also the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Hominy, Oklahoma. Survivors include: His wife, Ernestine York of the home; his daughters, Gigi Rogers and Nancy Ann Rogers both of Bartlesville, Marva Stith of Denver, Colorado and Thressa Rowland of Pawhuska; his sons, Thornton York, Jr., of Bartlesville, Reginald Ray York of Denver, and Sherman Lee York of Del City, Oklahoma; an uncle, Leon McFall of Battle Creek, Michigan; sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Services will be held Friday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m., in the First Baptist Church, Sixth and Prudom, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with Reverend Oluf Holder officiating. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery where graveside military rites will be presented by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 8, 2002 – Mrs. Georgia Mae (Cole) Smith, 71, widow of Mr. Emmett Samuel Smith, Jr., and a native area resident, died at 5:05 a.m., April 5, 2002, in the Heritage Villa Nursing Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where she had been a resident since January 28. Mrs. Smith will lie in state in The Arnold Moore – Barnsdall Funeral Home where friends may call for their visitation until she is removed for final rites on Tuesday afternoon. An Oklahoma native, Georgia Mae Cole was born at Sand Creek in Osage County, the daughter of Rance and Elvia Rosetta (Carpenter) Tullock) Cole. She was reared and received her early education in Sand Creek schools and completed her education at Claremore, Oklahoma. She and Emmett Samuel Smith, Jr., were united in marriage on June 5, 1950, in Bartlesville and made their home on the Emmett Samuel Smith Ranch in Osage County. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on May 31, 1998, at the family ranch. She was a former resident of the ranch home in Osage County and moved to Barnsdall, Oklahoma, for a short residency before moving to Bartlesville in October of 2000 to continue living in retirement. Survivors are a daughter, Ms Sandy Putman of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sons, Alan Ray Smith of Norman, Oklahoma, and Michael Wayne Smith of rural Barnsdall; three grandchildren, David Smith of Dewey, Oklahoma, and Carol Smith and Steven Smith both of Bartlesville; a great granddaughter, Brooke Smith of Dewey; a brother, Jim Tullock of Houston, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy F. Smith of Barnsdall. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Latha “Hope” Cole, Evelyn Cole and Mrs. Margie Grass. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, in the First Methodist Church, Barnsdall, Oklahoma, with Reverend M.L. Teel officiating. Committal prayers and interment will be directed in the Ethel Reese Cemetery (Barnsdall) by The Arnold Moore - Barnsdall Funeral Home.

April 8, 2002 – Mr. C. Winfred Beavers, 78, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, retiree of the Phillips Petroleum Company, died at 5:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2002 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center. A native of Oklahoma, Clarence Winfred Beaver was born October 9, 1923 in Osage County near Tallant, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Rosa Qumile (Edwards) Beaver. He was reared and received his education in the Barnsdall schools, graduating with the 1943 Senior Class of Barnsdall High School. He later attended the Tulsa Business College where he studied Business Administration. In 1943 Winfred enlisted in the United States Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in 1945. He and B. Virginia Pinney were married November 17, 1945 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and made their first home in Barnsdall. He was an employee of the Cities Service Company at Tallant, Oklahoma, for seven years before joining the Phillips Petroleum Company in the Research and Development Department. He retired from Phillips in 1985 and he and Virginia continued living in retirement in Barnsdall. Winfred was a member of the Webster Schrack American Legion Post #227, the Pawhuska Oklahoma Wah Sha She Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree of the Valley of Tulsa. He was a member of the Barnsdall First Baptist Church and had served as an elected city councilman for the City of Barnsdall. Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home in Barnsdall and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William Beaver and two sisters, Mrs. Margie Bonnell and Mrs. Delphine Williams. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, in the Barnsdall First Baptist Church with Reverends Joe Reeves, Scott Hill and Jim Brunk officiating. Committal prayers and interment was in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall. Full military graveside rites were accorded Mr. Beaver by the Webster Schrack American Legion Post #227. The Arnold Moore-Barnsdall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

April 8, 2002 – George Anthony Love, 64, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died February 1, 2002, in the Jane Phillips Medical Center after losing a battle with a long term illness. Mr. Love was born October 8, 1937, in Springfield, Illinois, to Charlie Monroe and Edith Marie (Wilson) Love. He was reared and educated in Muskogee, Oklahoma, graduating from Muskogee High School in 1955. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1960 and his Masters in Education in 1967 from Northeastern State College. Mr. Love served his country in the United States Army from 1960 until 1963. Upon completion of his military service, he taught school in Mission, Texas, until 1966. He moved to Bartlesville and began teaching school in the 1966-67 school year. He met and married N. June (Tiger) Thomson on June 5, 1970, in Bartlesville. Mr. Love earned the Teaching Excellence Award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge in 1971 and received the High School Teacher Recognition Award from the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1987. He was a member of Copan Masonic Lodge #442, Bartlesville Knights Templar, Tulsa Scottish Rite and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He retired from the Bartlesville school system in 1992. Survivors include his wife, N. June Love of the home; their sons, Charles Love of Bartlesville, Tommy Thomson of Choctaw, Oklahoma, and Kenneth Love of Humble, Texas; a daughter, Lori Cook of Phoenix, Arizona, nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held February 6, at the Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Bartlesville with Reverend Mark DeMoss officiating. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home. A memorial was established in memory of Mr. Love, with the Bartlesville Fire Department, c/o Billy Phillips, 401 South Johnstone, Bartlesville, OK 74003. The family wishes to recognize Bartlesville Ambulance Service for their service to the community.

April 5, 2002 – Mary Lou Roberts, 63, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2002, in The Vandever House, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Ms Roberts was born September 8, 1933, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the daughter of Fred and Emma Lou (Wasson) Newberry. A medical librarian, she was a member of the Arrow Heights Baptist Church in Broken Arrow. Surviving are: Two daughters, Susan McComas and husband, Charles of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Laurel Sherwin and husband, Craig, of Broken Arrow; two sons, Andy Roberts and wife, Cindy and Stephen Roberts, all of Tulsa; her cousin, Marjorie Greene of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m., in the Pawhuska City Cemetery, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with Murray McComas officiating. . Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 5, 2002 – Former resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Marcialyn V. Tayrien, 75, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2002, in the Siloam Springs (Arkansas) Memorial Hospital. Marcialyn V. Siddons was born February 27, 1927, the daughter of George and Anne (Hardin) Siddons and on March 30, 1948, in Pawhuska, she married Andrew R. Tayrien. She was a registered nurse, receiving her education at Memphis State University and the Methodist hospital of Memphis, Tennessee. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include: Her husband, Andrew, of the home; her son and daughter-in-law, Andrew “Drew” Tayrien and Elaine Willard-Tayrien of Siloam Springs; two sisters, Georgia Saylor of Benbrook, Texas, and Shirley Younce of Valparaiso, Indiana; a brother, George Siddons of Weiner, Arkansas; her granddaughter, Tiffany Tayrien of Siloam Springs; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 8, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska with Father Leonard Higgins officiating. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 3, 2002 – Henrietta “Pete” Payne Ward, 81, resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday morning, April 2, 2002, in Ponca City. Henrietta was born August 12, 1920 at Stillwater, Oklahoma, the daughter of Dave & Bessie (Pooler) Barton and attended Stillwater schools. January 25, 1937 at Cushing, Oklahoma, she married Ervin W. (Cobb) Payne and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1964. August 25, 1967, at Tulsa, Oklahoma, she married J.B. (Bud) Ward, who preceded her in death on April 21, 1991. Mrs. Ward was a homemaker who enjoyed her grandchildren, growing flowers, playing cards, yahoo and bingo. Survivors include: Her six children, Ervin (Sonny) Payne and wife, Carol, Larry Payne and wife, Shirley, Jim Payne and wife, Marylin, Max Payne and wife, Sue, Mary Owens and husband, Tommy, all of Ponca City and Dale Payne and wife, Dianna, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; one sister, Hazel Warren, Ponca City, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. In addition to her two husbands, Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Glenna Maxine Payne and two brothers, Roy Barton and Jim Barton. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 4, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Ponca City, with Hospice Chaplain, Mike Sweetman presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.

April 3, 2002 – Addabelle Kekahbah, 78, resident of Newkirk, Oklahoma, passed away Monday morning, April 1, 2002, at Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Addabelle was born June 26, 1923, at Kaw City, the daughter of Guy Lee Ballagh and Addie May (Auald) Ballagh. she attended Kaw City schools and on July 3, 1957, at Ponca City, married Arthur R. Kekahbah. The couple made their first home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mrs. Kekahbah was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing embroidery and crossword puzzles. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at the Grandview Cemetery in Kaw City under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City.

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