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JENNIFER LEE SHOEMAKE
March 3, 2000 - Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, in The Assembly of God Church, Barnsdall, Oklahoma for Jennifer Lee Shoemake, 29, who was found dead February 29, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born March 6, 1970 in Edmond, Oklahoma the daughter of Byron Thomas and Judy (Roberts) Tinsley. Jennifer married Bransford H. Shoemake, January 21, 1998 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and they made their home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Survivors in addition to her husband, Bransford, are two children, Zackary Hunt Shoemake and Meghan Sue Moore of the home; her mother, Judy Tinsley of Barnsdall, Oklahoma; a sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Steve Richison of Yardley, Pennsylvania and a brother, Byron Tinsley, Jr. of Nelagoney, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her father, Byron Thomas Tinsley and her grandparents, Ruth Brown and Clem Roberts.

CLARENCE EARL BAKER
March 3, 2000 - Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m., in the Johnson Chapel in Pawhuska for Clarence Earl Baker who passed away unexpectedly at his home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, February 29, 2000. Mr. Baker was born July 11, 1917 in Blackburn, Oklahoma, the son of John and Florence (Brown) Baker and was married August 26, 1942 in Perry, Oklahoma to Iva V. Jordan who preceded him in death October 8, 1990. October 27, 1994 he married Meja Kelly in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and they made their home in Pawhuska. An oil field mechanic, Clarence was retired from Calumet Oil Company. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 989.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Meja of the home are: five children, Micki Williams, Midge Shipp, Alan Baker all of Pawhuska and Celestine Kerr of Shidler, Oklahoma; a sister, Ruby Bishop of St. Louis, Missouri; six step-children, Wylone Brews and Mike Kelly of Hutchinson, Kansas; Michelle Brown and Linda Kinamon of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Sheila Kennis of Perkins, Oklahoma and Marshall Kelly of Twin Falls, Idaho; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Interment will be in the Pawhuska Cemetery with Reverend Mike Chamber officiating under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

MAXINE ERWIN-KASTL
March 3, 2000 - Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2, in the Osage Indian Baptist Church in Pawhuska with Reverend Raymond Redcorn officiating for longtime Pawhuskan, Maxine Erwin-Kastl. Maxine was born September 19, 1920 in Fairfax, Oklahoma to Shelby and Millie (Sawyers) Stewart and later moved with her family to Pawhuska, Oklahoma where she attended Pawhuska schools. January 5, 1942 she married S.M. "Bill" Erwin in Fayetteville, Arkansas and assisted him in many business ventures throughout his lifetime. To this union four children were born: Billie Maxine Stiles of Okesa, Oklahoma, Sanford Phillip Erwin of rural Pawhuska, Terry Stewart Erwin of Langley, Oklahoma and Randolph Mansfield Erwin. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin owned and operated the Pawhuska Golf and Country Club from 1943 through 1956, Erwin Flight School and Charter Service from 1956-1964, Erwin heavy Equipment Sales and Services from 1942-1978 when construction of a new highway at Main and Lynn, Pawhuska, took their business location. In 1975 Bill and Maxine purchased the Pawhuska Ready-Mix company which they operated until his death in 1982. During their many years together, they operated Erwin Bonding Company, Erwin Real Estate, licensed in Oklahoma and Kansas and ranches in Oklahoma and Kansas where they developed their own bloodline of registered Aberdeen Angus Cattle. Bill and Maxine remained residents of rural Pawhuska all of their lives. February 22, 1988 Maxine married James N. Kastl who survives at the home in Pawhuska. They enjoyed several years together before her health condition forced her to become homebound. James remained at her side, caring for her at the family home and honoring her final wishes. Maxine loved to sing, dance and entertain friends and family and was active in church, civic, political and social organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Charles and Nancy (Canada) Stewart and Benjamin Terry Sawyers and Maxine (Adkins) Sawyers (listed as Fairfax Pioneers in the book "Field of Cane" pictured with children at Salt Creek Falls in front of their tent at Fairfax, Oklahoma {1903}), a sister Wonna Stone and an infant grandson. Maxine was an American Indian and her fighting spirit lives on in her descendants. Maxine is also survived by three step-children: Hildred Mae Bryant of Disney, Oklahoma, Robert Sewell Erwin of Cody, Wyoming and Elizabeth Josephine Slinkard of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, her loyal and beloved daughter-in-law, Carolyn Erwin; her sisters, Chloe Morgan of Claremore, Oklahoma; Jean McGhee of Wann, Oklahoma and a brother, Damon Stewart of Jenks, Oklahoma; her grandchildren, Greg and Day Spencer and their children, Kathryn and Steven of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Nita Lisenba of Beeville, Texas, Tonya Owens and children, Meggin, Erin, Cathlin and Samuel of Cleveland, oklahoma; Robert Christopher and daughters, Madison and Olivia of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Kristi Lynn and Casey Ride and children, Whitney and Hunter; Bill and Kristi Erwin and son Ty Garrett, all of Owasso, Oklahoma; Nikole Erwin of Ponca City, Oklahoma; Robert Guy Erwin of New Haven, Connecticut and Amity and Glenn Parks and son Briar of Missoule, Mountana; Jerry Slinkard, Joe Slinkard and son, Justin of Fort Worth, Texas, Raeann Young and Coleman of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; Kerry Yancy and daughter, Natasha of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; and step-sons Reverend James H. Kastl, Jr. and wife Dana and children of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Jerry Brandenburg and children of South Carolina. Maxine was a member of the Osage Indian Baptist Church in Pawhuska. Interment was in the family plot in the Pawhuska Cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews, Phillip Morgan, Paul Morgan, Perry Morgan, Parker Morgan and Clarence Stone, Jr. Services were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors of Pawhuska.

VICKI LOTUS SMITH
March 3, 2000 - Vicki Lotus Smith, 38, passed away unexpectedly February 28, in St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born September 4, 1961 in Tulsa teh daughter of David Henry and Phyllis Victoria (Fair) Smith. Vicki was a 1979 graduate of Collinsville High School and graduated from Roger's State College where she studied drama. She was an active member of The New Hope Indian United Methodist Church of Dewey, Oklahoma, a former chef at the Sheridan Hotel, former employee of American Airlines and the Whirlpool Corporation. Survivors are a son, Jesse Lynn Smith and her parents, David and Victoria Smith of the home in Skiatook and a brother, David Jesse Smith of Tulsa. Services were held Friday, March 3, in The New Hope Indian United Methodist Church in Dewey, Oklahoma with entombment in the Pawhuska Mausoleum. Reverend Timothy Byington officiated under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

JAMES CORDER
February 28, 2000 - Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 29, for James Corder, 17, who died Friday, February 25, of injuries received in an automobile accident south of Avant. James was born October 19, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jimmy Corbett and Tammy Ella (Switzner) Corder. He grew up and received his elementary education in Avant, Oklahoma, until the Eighth Grade when he started attending Skiatook Public Schools where he was a student at the time of his death. James was also employed with Richard Gruenwald in Avant as a concrete worker and had just started working for Draperies To Go in Skiatook. As a young boy James was a member of the Avant Cub Scouts. He liked music and loved to play his radio loud and had just bought his car which he was very proud of. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Tammy and Tim Cornett of the home, his father, Jimmy Corder of Ramona, Oklahoma; twin sisters, Bobby Jo and Robby Ann Switzner of Avant, twin brother and sister, Gary Wayne and Cari Diane Bales; half brother and sister, Elvin Corder and Michelle Corder, grandmother, Betty King of Avant and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., in the Skiatook High School Auditorium with Mrs. Earleen Reedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors of Pawhuska.

MARY BLANCHE QUINALTY
February 28, 2000-Mary Blanche Quinalty, 78, passed away February 24, 2000 due to complications from a head injury she received in a vehicle accident on January 18, 1999 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Mrs. Quinalty was born April 17, 1921 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Joseph Alexander Bowman and Mary Adelia (Della) Chapman Bowman. She lived in Seminole, Oklahoma; Shawnee, Oklahoma; and Geary, Oklahoma, graduating from Geary High School in 1939. November 27, 1941 in Shawnee, Oklahoma she married F. Nicholas Quinalty who preceded her in death on March 30, 1982 while they were living in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Blanche was a member of the Pawhuska Church of Christ and had given over two thousand hours of service to the Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary where she was historian at the time of her death. She was a homemaker, gardener, traveler, doll collector and craft maker. Survivors include a son Larry and his wife Linda Quinalty of Cassville, Missouri; three daughters and their husbands, Karen and Robert Ramey of Wellington, Kansas; Kris and C.B. "Mack" McKinley of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; Kay and Jim Hefley of Mustang, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Angela Quinalty of Radley, Kansas; Keats and wife Laura Quinalty of Arlington, Virginia; Mark and wife Jennifer Quinalty of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Jennifer Swan of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Jacob and Charli McKinley of Pawhuska; Ericka Shutrump of Mustang, Oklahoma; and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Blanche was preceded in death by her father in 1980, her mother in 1983, her brothers, John in 1951, Ben in 1953 and Casper in 1995. Memorials may be made in her name to The Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary, Pawhuska, Hospital, 1101 East 15th Street, Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2000 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pawhuska, Oklahoma with graveside rites held Monday at 11:30 a.m. in The Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma. Lawrence Redding officiated under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

OLIN CUMMING
February 24, 2000 - Olin Cumming was born April 25, 1912 in Osage County, Oklahoma the son of William and Susanna (Murray) Cumming and passed away February 23, 2000 in the Pawhuska Hospital following an extended illness. Olin was educated in the Osage County School System and during his eighty-seven years was a farmer, owned and operated a milk route and was distributor for the Dr. Pepper and Love Flavors Bottling Works of Pawhuska and Bartlesville. He retired from the Maintenance Department of the Pawhuska School System. In 1945, in the Pawhuska First Christian Church, Mr. Cumming married Nina Rowland who preceded him death on August 11, 1999. He was an active member of The First Christian Church of Pawhuska and its men's organizations. Survivors are a sister-in-law, Pauline Rowland of Antlers, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Tom Rowland of Ada, Oklahoma, Anita Mollenkoff of Antlers, Oklahoma; Irene Johnson of Ponca City, Oklahoma; Emma May Eicher of Silt, Colorado; Nina Waltina Newman of Georgetown, Texas; Trudy Charlene Harris and Donna Elaine Barren both of Gatesville, Texas and Linda Sue Boone of Pawhuska, Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be Saturday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m., in The Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pawhuska, with Reverend Ronald Eldridge officiating, with burial in the Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Directors.

MRS. MABEL (PIGG) LITTLE
February 22, 2000-Mrs. Mable (Pigg) Little, 87, widow of the late Hugh Carter Little, died at 9:28 a.m., Monday, February 21, 2000 in the Barnsdall Oklahoma Nursing Home. A native of Valley Springs, Arkansas, Mabel was born April 12, 1912, the daughter of Samp and Odie Pigg and was reared and received her education in Valley Springs where she graduated with the Senior Class of 1930 from Valley Springs High School. May 13, 1938 she married Hugh Carter Little at Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Mr. Little was employed with his father in the Little Hardware Store and also operated Little's Dairy Farm and was employed by the Oklahoma Department of Highways and Public Safety until his retirement in 1970. Mrs. Little was formerly employed by the Leo Diehl Grocery in Barnsdall and by the Barnsdall Board of Education for several years, where she served as Treasurer. Mr. Little died in Barnsdall in 1984 and Mrs. Little continued to live in the Barnsdall community until her retirement. Mrs. Little was an active member of the Barnsdall First United Methodist Church and the Outlook Study Club as well as the Webster Schrack American Legion Post #227 Auxiliary. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Ann) Payne, of rural Bartlesville, Oklahoma and three grandchildren, Mrs. Tommy (Wendy) Ward, Wallace R. Payne and Mrs. Robert (Angela) Watson and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Little was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Maude Wallace, Delia Nichols, Helen Russell and Walsie Pitt and three brothers, Dallas Pigg, Homer Pigg and Willard Pigg. Mabel will lie in state in the Arnold Moore - Barnsdall Funeral Home where friends may call for visitation until she is removed to the Sanctuary of the Barnsdall First United Methodist Church for services which will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 24, with the Reverend M. L. Teel officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Ethel Reece Cemetery under the direction of Arnold Moore-Barnsdall Funeral Service.

WILLIAM S. "BILL" McFADDEN
February 22, 2000 - Born October 5, 1909 in Wheeling, Missouri, the son of Noah A. and Ella M. (Howard) McFadden, Bill McFadden passed away February 20, 2000 in the Pawhuska Nursing Home following a prolonged illness. In 1912, Bill moved with his family to Pawhuska, Oklahoma where he graduated from Pawhuska High School and October 2, 1932 married Hazel M. Noel who preceded him in death on June 8, 1996. Bill retired as head cashier in October, 1974 from The First National Bank in Pawhuska with forty years service. He had five years service with the First National Bank in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was active in The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, the Pawhuska Round-Up Club and was an avid fisherman. Survivors are six children and their spouses: Michael and Agnes McFadden of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gaynell and Jack Richey of El Dorado, Kansas; John McFadden, Noel and Cynthia McFadden and Ann Angel all of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and Mary and Del Shroyer of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2000 in The Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, in The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska with Father Leonard Higgins officiating. Burial will follow in The Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

DEBORAH JANE McCULLOUGH
February 22, 2000 - Visitation services for Deborah McCullough will be held until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, at the Shipman Funeral Home in Wagoner, Oklahoma. Deborah was born to Charley and Velma "Jerri" (Bay) Helvey, April 6, 1951 in Salina, Oklahoma and died at her home Friday, February 18, 2000 at the age of 48, while surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. Debbie was a homemaker and adored her kids and family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her,She enjoyed listening to the 1960's Rock and Roll music as a hobby. She had been a member of the Hominy, Oklahoma community for three years, moving there from Casa Grande, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her adobtive parents, Harley and Mona Mason. Survivors include her husband, Ivan of the home in Hominy; three sons, Michael Dalgarn and Shawn McCullough both of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Evan Dale McCullough of Pacacho, Arizona; three daughters, Janea and Jerri McCullough of the home in Hominy and Debbie Lee Mumme of Arizona City, Arizona; three brothers, Dennis Helvey of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Charley Helvey, Jr., and Tony Helvey both of Cushing, Oklahoma; three sisters, Glenda Gullett of Cushing, Oklahoma; Virginia L. Daniels of Colcord, Oklahoma and Carol Carmichael of Muskogee, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory of Wagoner, Oklahoma.

DONALD LEE KEENE
February 22, 2000 - M. Donald Lee Keene, 50, resident of Claremore, Oklahoma, died at noon, Friday, February 18, 2000 in St. Francis Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday in the Dewey Oklahoma Cemetery with Reverend Ross Adkins of Bartlesville, Oklahoma officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home of Bartlesville. Mr. Keene was born December 2, 1949 at Butler, Missouri to Robert Lee and Alice (Atterberry) Keene. A member of the Baptist faith, he was raised and received his education in the Bartlesville and Dewey, Oklahoma area and was employed with various construction companies until 1990 when he began a career with Tul-Sat Electronics in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is survived by his mother, Alice Norton of Tulsa; two sons, Troy L. Keene of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Shawn L. Keene of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one daughter, Brandy Gilliland of Dewey; three brothers, David Vich, Lynn Vich and Clifford Vich all of Springfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Keene was preceded in death by his father and one stepbrother, Wesley Joe Larmore.

NAPOLEON G. BYRD
February 18, 2000-Napoleon G. Byrd was born March 26, 1896 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of John and Martha (Hawkins) Byrd and passed away February 15, 2000 at the age of 103, in The Pawhuska Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Byrd moved to Pawhuska, Oklahoma a few years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas where he had been a service station attendant prior to his retirement. Surviving are seven children: Eddie McBurl of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; George McBurl of Washington; Martha McBurl of Arkansas City, Kansas; Christine McBurl, Robert McBurl, Lillie Finley and Peggy Owens, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola V. Byrd in June, 1984. Graveside services were held Friday, February 18, 2000 in The Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Directors.

ALVIN LEROY "PROMISE" BROWN
February 16, 2000 - Alvin Leroy "Promise" Brown, 66, passed away February 11, 2000 in Larned, Kansas. He was born February 14, 1933, the son of Oscar "Sonny Boy" and Pearl Evitt Howze and spent the bulk of his adult years as a native of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. His primary occupation was as a cook and most will remember him as the head chef at the Pawhuska Golf and Country Club until 1970. Alvin is survived by two sons, Gaylan L. Brown of Clarkesville, Tennessee, and Ronald G. Brown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Vanessa A. Brown and a stepdaughter, Betty Smith both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Arlene M. Brown. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2000 in The Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pawhuska, Oklahoma with burial to follow in The Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

MARY ANN SIMPKINS
February 16, 2000 - Mary Ann Simpkins passed away February 15, 2000 in The Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was born January 9, 1928 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the daughter of Clifford and Rose (Neal) Hill. An Osage Indian, Mary Ann attended the Pawhuska Catholic School, the Mary Mount Boarding School, Salina, Kansas and graduated from The Mt. Carmel Boarding School in Wichita, Kansas. Mary Ann was married May 29, 1970 in Mentone, Texas to Francis E. "Buddy" Simpkins who survives at the home in Pawhuska. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Klash Kah She Club. Survivors in addition to her husband are three children and their spouses: R.E. & Nola Yarbrough, Lee Ann and Larry Ammons and Melissa and Rex Curry all of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, James Walker Martin, Robert Ezekiel Yarbrough III, Elijah McCord Daugherty, Iris Christine Daugherty, Ahren James Currey and Morgan Rose Currey; four great grandchildren, Skylar James Martin, Kendall Lawrence Martin, Alexis Paige Martin and McKenna Nicole Martin; a sister Mildred Trough and a host of other relatives and friends. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Aloysius Hill and Raymond Hill, two sisters, Clara May Neal and Pauline Hill. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 17, in The Wakon Iron Community Building, Indian Camp, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 18, 2000 in The Immaculate Conception Catholc Church in Pawhuska with burial to follow in The Pawhuska Cemetery. Father Leonard Higgins will officiate under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

RALPH REVARD ADKISSON
February 14, 2000 - Ralph Revard Adkisson passed away February 12, 2000 in Tulsa Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born January 19, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas and attended Marquette Catholic School and Central High School in Tulsa before joining the U.S. Army and serving in Japan. Upon returning home, Ralph attended Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa University Law School in 1956. He practiced law in Tulsa and in 1964 he was appointed Assistant City Prosecutor and in 1965 was appointed Chief Municipal Judge and later was Assistant to Tulsa Mayor James Maxwell. In 1973 he was elected to the Osage Tribal Council, served twenty years and was re-elected in 1998, serving until his death. Ralph was a member of the Holy Family Cathedral, Oklahoma Bar Association and American Legion Post 198 in Pawhuska. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Katherine Mathes Adkisson of the home in Tulsa; a son, Louis Alred and wife Kay of Tulsa; a brother, Ray Adkisson of Palm Springs, California; grandchildren, John Louis and Mary Kay Alred and Jill Sykes all of Tulsa; great grandchildren, Lauren C. Brown, Zachary A. Alred and Dylan A. Sykes all of Tulsa and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Leahy and Cleo Revard Leahy, Tulsa and his father, E. Ray Adkisson, Sr., Longview, Texas; a sister, Virginia Lee Barnett, Tulsa and a son, Jack Alred, Jr., Pawhuska. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Johnson's Funeral Home in Pawhuska. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska with Johnson Funeral Director's in charge of arrangements.

ROGER DEAN THOMPSON
February 14, 2000 - Roger Dean Thompson, 70, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, passed away February 11, 2000 at Coffeyville Regional medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born September 15, 1929 in Buffalo Center, Iowa to Clifford and Beulah (Iverson) Thompson He completed elementary school in Buffalo Center and Graduated from Mason City (Iowa) High School. In 1948 Mr. Thompson enlisted in The United States Air Force and January 18, 1950 married Dorothy Burk in Enid, Oklahoma. Following his military discharge, after six years service, he began civil service work as a crash rescue fireman at Air Force bases in Enid, Oklahoma and Amarillo, Texas. He retired in 1965, moved to Coffeyville, Kansas and retired from Funk Manufacturing in 1976. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Coffeyville, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; two sons, Gary Thompson and Danny Thompson both of Coffeyville, Kansas; two sisters, Verlaine Anderson of Buffalo Center, Iowa and Zola Smith of California; two brothers, Keith Thompson and Dick Thompson both of Waterloo, Iowa; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one step granddaughter and one step great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, February 14, at St. Paul's Lutheran church with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. The family would welcome memorials to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church or The American Heart Association. Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service of Coffeyville, Kansas was in charge of arrangements.

GERLDEAN BESSIE REED
February 14, 2000 - Gerldean Bessie Reed passed away February 10, 2000 in The Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was born November 16, 1929 in Wynona, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jessie Herbert and Annie Edith (Fleschute) Reeb. Gerldean attended Wynona Schools and October 7, 1949 married Billie Joe Swift in Bartlesville. He preceded her in death September 13, 1987. December 9, 1992 she and Jimmie L. Reed were married in Bartlesville and made their home in Wynona where she was a member of The Wynona Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband, Jimmie of the home in Wynona; five children and their spouses: Anna Mae and Andrew "Butch" Newton and Jesse Ray and Glenda Swift of Holdenville, Oklahoma; Billy Earl and Barbara Swift and Sammy Joe and Connie Swift of Pawhuska; Lala Darlene and David Toon of Wagoner, Oklahoma; three brothers, Wilbur Reeb of Yuba City, California; Jack Reeb of Shamrock, Oklahoma and Leon Reeb of Enid, Oklahoma; a sister, Betty Renfro of Perryton, Texas; fifteen grand children, eleven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Lucille Wadsworth and Beulah Cagle and a brother, Ernest Reeb. Services were held Monday, February 14, 2000 in The Pentecostal Holiness Church of Wynona with burial in The Ethel Reece Cemetery in Barnsdall, Oklahoma with the Reverend Charley Thomas officiating. Johnson Funeral Director's of Pawhuska were in charge of arrangements.

MILLARD F. McFADDEN
January 3, 2000 - Millard F. McFadden Passed away February 2, 2000 in The Forrest Manor Nursing Home, Dewey, Oklahoma. He was born on October 9, 1912 in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the son of Kay and Hattie West McFadden and was married to Ruby Opal Hicks on April 8, 1936 in Hominy, Oklahoma. She Preceded him in death in 1970. He married Robinett Smith on August 6, 1977 and she preceded him in death in 1978. Mr. McFadden was a diesel mechanic.
Surviving are: 7 Daughters: Rose Dillinger of Franklin, PA.
Rita Sumter of Bartlesville, OK.
Donna LaVaughn Lee of Bartlesville, OK.
Cheryl Calclesure of Kansas City, KS.
Annie Tew of Perry, OK.
Phillis Martindale of Kansas City, KS.
Susie Aster of Kansas City, KS.
4 Sons: Melvin "Bud" McFadden of Shawnee Mission, KS.
Pete Peterson of Kansas City, KS.
Paul V. McFadden of Kansas City, KS.
Henry Lee McFadden of Chanute, KS.
A Sister: Thelma Wingo of Independence, MO
43 Grandchildren ----- 64 Great Grandchildren --- And numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his 2 wives, a son, Charles Kay McFadden, his parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 6, 2000 in The Jchnson Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M.
Graveside Services will be Monday, February 7, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in The Peculiar, Missouri Cemetery. Reverend Jerry Harnden will officiate.

REVEREND BERT D. PAPPAN
REVEREND BERT D. PAPPAN, 47, longtime Wynona Resident, passed away February 1, 2000 at his residence in Wynona, Oklahoma. Bert was born on December 4, 1952 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the son of Sterling Edward and Lela (Moler) Pappan. He attended The Wynona School System and graduated The Wynona High School in 1970. He and Vicki Swindell were married on April 10, 1970 in The Wynona Assembly Of God Church. A Licensed Assembly Of God Minister, Bert was a member of The Wynona Assembly Of God Church, was President of The G and P Round-Up Club and had served in The Oklahoma National Guard.
Surviving are: Wife: Vicki Pappan of the home in Wynona, Oklahoma
3 Children: Linda and her husband Kevin Green of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Will and his wife Sissy Pappan of Wynona, Oklahoma
Faith and her husband James Allison of Barnsdall, Oklahoma
A brother, James Pappan and his wife Paula of Hominy, Oklahoma
3 Grandchildren --- Kirsty Pappan, DeWayne Pappan and Michala Allison and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna.
Services will be Thursday, February 3, 2000 at 1 1:00 A.M. in The Wynona Assembly Of God Church, with burial in The A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy, Oklahoma. Reverend Dan Edens, Reverend Terry Jarrard and Reverend David Downing will officiate under the directions of Johnson's Funeral Directors.

FRANK FOREMAN FAULKNER
Frank Foreman Faulkner, son of David Jesse and Jen McClellan (Foreman) Faulkner was born December 23, 1905 in the Oowala District North of Claremore, Oklahoma. He attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri and the University of Oklahoma at Norman. While at OU he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. September 16, 1928 he married Hiliary Martin of Pawhuska. She preceded him in death on January 31, 1994. Also preceding him in death besides his parents were his brothers Rogers Faulkner, Dave Faulkner (longtime Tulsa County Sheriff), Taylor Faulkner (longtime Rogers County Commissioner} and sisters Teanie Fronkier, Oolucha Barrett and Ahniwake Jennings. He is survived by one sister, Cooleela Faulkner of Claremore and 13 nieces and nephews. One of his first jobs was as manaqer of a ranch near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma owned by I. S. Robson. Later he worked in Osage County until he bought his own ranch West of Pawhuska where he resided for over 60 years. His hobby and great love was attending and competing in Rodeos. He won The World Championship Steer Roping at Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1937 . He was active in the Osage County Cattleman's Association and the Steer Roping Hall of Fame in Pawhuska. Graveside Services will be Friday, February 5, 2000 at 2iOO P.M. in The Pawhuska Cemetery. Reverend Scott Fischer will officiate.
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DAMON "DOC" RENFRO
February 1, 2000 - Damon "Doc" Renfro, 81, was born July 6, 1918 in Charlie, Texas, the son of W.O. and Iona (Benson) Renfro and passed away January 30, 2000 in Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan, Oklahoma following a prolonged illness. Doc played football at Pawhuska High School and was named to the first All-State Football Team in Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and retired with thirty years service from Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Doc was a member of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and The American Legion Post 198 and was a former member of the Pawhuska City Council. He was married June 19, 1940 in Independence, Kansas to Betty Cheshewalla who survives him. Survivors in addition to his wife, Betty of the home in Pawhuska are three daughters, Julie Greer of Denver, Colorado, Bette and her husband Don Creel of Duncan, Oklahoma and Nita Grisham of Oklahoma City; a sister, Mary Green of Pawhuska; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Doyle Renfro. "PoPo" was loved and cherished by his Grandchildren and will always be remembered by them for the joy he provided in their lives. Christ went to prepare a home for all of us and now PoPo is with Christ and is at Peace at Last. Rosary will be Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 2, in The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Pawhuska Cemetery. Father Leonard Higgins will officiate under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors. The American Legion and Veteran's of Foreign Wars will present Military Graveside Services.

HELEN MARGARET TERRILL
February 1, 2000 - Helen Margaret Terrill, 81, was born on Christmas Day 1918 to Dr. Wilbe J. and Johnnie (Graves) Gier at Independence, Kansas. Early on her father had been a physics, chemistry and woodwork teacher in LeRoy, Kansas and her mother was a professor at Teacher's College at Emporia, Kansas. She attended grade school and junior high school at Independence. The Gier family moved to Oklahoma City and Helen graduated from Classen in a class of 1000 in 1936. She attended Oklahoma University 1936-37 and Central State College 1938-40, graduating with a B.S. in Elementary Education. While at Central State she was active in several organizations and was editor of the school yearbook, "The Bronze Book". In 1940 she was selected as the outstanding student. She received her M.S. in Reading Education from Oklahoma State University in 1969. Further graduate work included Oklahoma State University, Kansas State Teacher College, Southeastern State University and Tonkawa Junior College Travel Studies. Following graduation she was hired at Carmen, Oklahoma. Her teaching assignment included fifth and sixth grades, art and physical education to the entire grade school and to coach girl's basketball. The irony of this was that under North Central rules, Classen High School was not allowed to offer girl's basketball, so Helen knew nothing about girls' basketball. With the assurance that the boy's basketball coach would take care of the girls' team, this elementary major who had done her student teaching in a first grade classroom, set out to conquer this feat. However, she did not take the job as she and Oren Terrill were married July 29, 1940 in Putnam City. They celebrated 59 years of marriage prior to his death on December 13, 1999. They have two daughters, both teachers, and four grandchildren. Oren retired in 1978 after 43 years of teaching with the last 28 years as superintendent of The Pawhuska Public Schools. Helen's varied teaching experiences included: Reading Specialist and Clinician with the Osage County Special Services, Title III Project 1966-69, Pawhuska Public Schools including five years of a split third and fourth grade class at Lynn Elementary, two years as a reading specialist for grades one-seven, reading clinician and reading lab for grade seven, 1973-83 (in 1975 she was a special reading consultant for the state) and her final year of teaching 1983-84 was as a science teacher for seventh graders. She was selected Osage County Teacher of the Year in 1975. Her memberships have included: National Education Association, Oklahoma Education Association, International Reading Association (served on the Studies and Research Committee and presented at the New Orleans and Anaheim IRA conventions), Oklahoma Reading Council (where she served as state president in 1975-76 and was a delegate four times to the IRA convention and was published often in the Oklahoma Reader), Northeastern Reading Council (charter member, first president and first delegate to IRA), Delta Kappa Gamma, and Osage County Retired Educators (where she has had several positions including a two year term as president and selected VIM for 1998-99). Over the years she served on many committees and presented several state and international seminars including the following: Advisory Committee State Right to Read, Standards for the State of Oklahoma, development of certification tests for reading teachers, development of the Reading Curriculum Guide for the State Reading Commission. Helen enjoyed Bible study, foreign travel, bridge and antiques. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, PEO, Eastern Star and an investment club. Surviving are: two daughters and their husbands: Janet Kay and John Lee Main of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jean Ann and Dan Simmons of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, John Terrill and Lea Main, Jonelle and Brad Booth and Terrill Gier Simmons; a sister-in-law and her husband, Freda and Lyle Disch of Vera, Oklahoma; and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, January 31, 2000 in The First United Methodist Church of Pawhuska under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors. Memorial may be made to The Oren Terrill Scholarship Fund c/o The First National Bank, P.O. Box 809, Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056.

FRED TAYLOR, SR.
February 1, 2000 - Fred Taylor, Sr., 80, was born April 23, 1919 in Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma to Grand and Annie (Boston) Taylor) and departed this life January 27, 2000. Fred was educated in The Oklahoma School System of Rentieville, Oklahoma and joined the U.S. Armed Services in 1942. He served as a member of Veterans Legion of Foreign Wars Post 198 in The Southwest Pacific and received several medals of honor and an Honorable Discharge in January, 1946. He was united in marriage to Erma Dean May 11, 1946 in Checotah, Oklahoma and to this union eight children were born. In 1948 the couple resided in Oklahoma City, late moving to Pawhuska. Fred was employed by Schlumberger Oilfield Services 1948-1956. He worked for the United Postal Services from 1957 until his retirement in 1989. Fred confessed his life to Christ as a young man and served as a member of Mt. Zion and First Baptist Churches of Pawhuska. He was a faithful deacon for forty two years. Fred leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of fifty-three years, Erma of the home in Pawhuska; his children, Armisteen and her husband T.C. Davis, Etoyce and her husband, Patrick Johnson and Jerri Kay and her husband C.J. Harris all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gayle and her husband William Graham of Oklahoma City; a son, Terry Ray Taylor of Pawhuska, a son-in-law, J. Mitchell of Kansas City, Missouri; twenty-three grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents Fred was preceded in death by three children, Doris Mitchell, Fred Taylor, Jr. and Dale Taylor. The family of Fred Taylor wishes to express their sincere gratitude to everyone for their prayers as well as to those who sent flowers, cards and other expressions of kindness with a special thank you to Maurice Roberts, LaDonna Johnson and Oobie Stover. May God continue to bless each of you in a special way. Services will be Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 1:00 p.m., in The First Baptist Church, 302 East Sixth Street, Pawhuska, Oklahoma with burial to follow in The Pawhuska Cemetery. Reverend Leon Davis will officiate under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors with the American Legion and the VFW presenting Military Graveside Services.

ROBERT EDWIN PARRISH
January 25, 2000 - Robert Edwin Parrish, 69, was born August 9, 1930 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Floyd R. Parrish and passed away January 22, 2000 at his residence in Ramona, Oklahoma. He was a psychologist by profession. Survivors include a daughter, Summer Neel and granddaughters, Sydney and Addison Neel all of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a brother, Dr. Jack Parrish of Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Kelli Parrish Costa. Services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ninde Garden Chapel, 3841 South Peoria, Tulsa with cremation to follow in the Ninde Crematory. Dr. Roy L. Griggs of the First Christian Church will officiate under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors.

ALVIN ROY McCULLOUGH
January 25, 2000 - Alvin Roy McCullough, 58, of Barnsdall, died January 21, 2000 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Muskogee. He was born October 24, 1941 in Collinsville, Oklahoma, the son of Leonard and Margarte Viola (McPherson) McCullough. Alvin grew up and received his education in Collinsville prior to entering the Viet Nam War in November 26, 1963. He was discharged May 5, 1964 and reentered the U.S. Army on February 11, 1965 and was discharged February 5, 1968. Alvin married Pat Salkil August 29, 1961 and they made there home in Barnsdall, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Pat of the home in Barnsdall, a son Russell and wife Carolyn of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; a son Randy McCullough of Barnsdall daughter, Toni Moles and her husband David of Barnsdall, step son, Larry Shaw of Barnsdall and step daughter, Konni Cooper of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; four sisters, LaVetta Reynolds and husband, Jim of Collinsville, Mary Pittman of Tulsa, Leona Reeves of Texas and Luann Hennessy and her husband, Steve of Owasso, Oklahoma; his mother-in-law, Ethel Salkil of Barnsdall, sisters-in-law, Betty Phillips of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Ina Gardner and husband Wayne of Hot Springs, South Dakota; brothers-in-law Jack Salkil and wife Faye of Oklahoma City, Terry Salkil and wife Billie of Claremore, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren, one great grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a very close friend, Ronald Coppege. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at the Barnsdall Assembly of God Church with Jack and Terry Salkil officiating. Interment will follow in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home of Skiatook. Casket escorts will be Gary Allen, John Phillips Jr., Steve Hennessey, David Moles, Dustin Cooper and Keith Cooper. Music will be performed by Ann Smith.

JOHN O. "WHITEY" MOORE
January 24, 2000 - John O. Moore, 86, longtime Wynona, Oklahoma resident, passed away January 21, at his residence in Wynona. "Whitey" was born September 9, 1913 near Grenola, Kansas, the son of Scott and Mary Elizabeth (Arbuckle) Moore. He married Anna Grace Stiles March 8, 1934 in Howard, Kansas. She preceded him in death April 18, 1994. Whitey and Mary Alice Bryant Gullett were married November 5, 1994 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. John was retired from Williams Brothers Pipeline Company and later worked with The City of Wynona Water Department. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wynona.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Mary Alice of the home in Wynona are four daughters, Jane Johnson and Patsy Lay of Wynona, Jean Thornton of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Carol Neely Wright of Joshua, Texas and a son, John Richard Moore of Wynona; six step-children, Cecil M. Gullett, Jr. of Moore, Oklahoma, Karen Glendenning, Janice Bruno, Dorothy Kraemer, Bobby Gullett and Tommy Gullett all of Pawhuska; a sister, Neoma Clark of Eureka, Kansas; thirty-three grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Dale Moore, his parents, two sisters, Dorothy Corder and Ellen Sunset; two brothers, Claude Moore and Howard Moore; two great grandchildren, Courtney Magealene Haught and Trudy Jolene Ratliff. Services were held Monday, January 24, 2000 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pawhuska followed by interment in The Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola, Kansas. Reverend John White and Gene Pratt officiated under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Directors.

GEORGE L. BOWMAN
January 24, 2000 - George L. Bowman, who was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, February 26, 1936, the son of George Virgil and Edna Frances (Caldwell) Bowman, passed away January 17, 2000 in Theodosia, Missouri. He was a retired Product Conduct Planner with Allied Signal and served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors are his wife, Sandra Stevenson Bowman of the home in Theodosia; four sons, George Lewis Bowman of Bangkok, Thailand, Randy Blair and wife Jennie Bowman of Arvada, Colorado, James Robert and wife, Nancy Bowman of Adrian, Missouri, Michael Glenn Bowman of Denver, Colorado; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Dennis and wife Sue and William Blake and wife Sue all of Kansas, Oklahoma, John Clark Duncan of Houston, Texas and numerous other relatives and friends. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Janaury 22, in The Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

TOMMY JOE WAMEGO
January 18, 2000 - Tommy Joe Wamego, 52, passed away January 12, 2000 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma from injuries received in an automobile accident. Tommy was born March 23, 1947 in Oklahoma City, the son of Harry and Charlotte (Bruno) Wamego. He attended the Pawhuska, Oklahoma school system, belonged to The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a welder by trade. Tommy is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Shaw and three grandchildren, Brittni, Beau and Summer Ann Shaw all of Barnsdall, Oklahoma; two sisters, Geneive Smith and Gladys McCune and two brothers, Paul Wamego and Raymond Wamego all of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary was held Sunday, January 16, in The Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Pawhuska. Mass was celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2000 in The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by interment in the Pawhuska Cemetery. Father Leonard Higgins officiated under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

AUDRIE KYLEEN HUNT LETZKUS
January 8, 2000 - Audrie Kyleen Hunt Letzkus was born June 25, 1999 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jimmi Kylene Hunt and Christopher Letzkus and passed away, unexpectedly, January 8, 2000 in The Pawhuska Hospital. Survivors are her parents, Christopher and Jimmi Kylene Letzkus of the home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma; maternal grandmother, Joyce Arnce of Pawhuska, maternal grandfather, Harry Letzkus of Ada, Oklahoma; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.. Jimmy Hunt of Pawhuska; paternal great grandmother, Bertie Arnce of Pawhuska; maternal great grandfather, Bill Hunt and maternal great grandmother, Wilda Meek both of Pawhuska and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held Tuesday, January 11, 2000 in The Johnson Chapel with burial in The Nelagoney Cemetery with Jimmy Hunt officiating under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

HAZEL L. ROBINSON
January 18, 2000 - Hazel L. Robinson, 74, passed away unexpectedly January 5, 2000 at her home in Pawhuska. She was born January 2, 1926 in Harrison, Arkansas, the daughter of James and Maggie Margaret (Graham) Robinson. A longtime Pawhuska resident, Hazel had worked as a cook and waitress in various Pawhuska cafes before her retirement. Hazel was preceded in death by a husband, Homer Jack Big Eagle, her parents and several brothers and sisters. Survivors are a son, Homer Troy Big Eagle of Pawhuska; two grandchildren, Troy Big Eagle of Pawhuska and Lisa Big Eagle of Tulsa, four great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Reverend Raymond Red Corn officiated at graveside services in The Pawhuska Cemetery, January 10, 2000 under the direction of Johnson Funeral Directors.

LAIRD DANIEL HELMER
January 18, 2000 - Laird Daniel Helmer, 59, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, passed away unexpectedly January 3, 2000 in The St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa. He was born October 10, 1940 in Marion, Kansas, the son of Dan and Frances (Kelsey) Helmer and married Carolyn Wagner January 7, 1962 in Rush Center, Kanasas. The couple moved to Pawhuska, Oklahoma the day after their marriage. Laird began working on an oil field drilling rig at the age of seventeen and was Vice President of Green Country Supply, an oil field pipe and supply store in Pawhuska, at the time of his death. He was an active membre of The First Christian Church were he served as a Deacon, Chairman of The Finance Committe and an officer in The Christian Men's Fellowship. For several years, Richard Gibson and Laird sponsored The September Fish Fry at the church. Laird was the first treasurer of The Elk's Lodge in Pawhuska where he was a Charter Member and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Survivors in addition to his wife, Carolyn of the home, are two daughters and sons-in-law, Shari and James Coldren of Foraker, Oklahoma and Shannon and Chuck Lawrence of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; a son, Shawn Helmer of Oklahoma City; his parents, Dan and Frances Helmer of Marion, Kansas; a sister, brother-in-law and nephew, Kay Raymond and Kevin Stice of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Amy and J.D. Coldren and Tiffany, Brandon and Trent Lawrence; and numerous other relatives and friends. Laird was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Helmer, grandparents Helmer and grandparents Kelsey. Burial was January 6, in The Pawhuska Cemetery with Memorial Services at the First Christian Church. The Reverend Ronald Eldridge officiated with music by Mary and Michael McCartney accompanied by Susan Rucker as organist. Casket bearers were Richrd Gibson, Gary Weyl, Jerry Loftis, Jerry Kern, Larry Wisehart and Tom Steele. Johnson Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


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