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OKLAHOMA - Custer County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 21 August 2009, at 11:11 a.m.

Dustin Tod Baker
Dustin Tod Baker was born June 26, 1971 in Weatherford ,
Oklahoma, to Travonna Hatter Baker and Jim D. Baker. He
Passed away Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Sayre Memorial
Hospital in Sayre, Oklahoma, at the age of 36 years and
seven months after a brave 10 year battle with cancer.
Dustin graduated from Edmond High School in 1989. He
attended three and one-half years at Oklahoma State
University and one year at Southwestern Oklahoma State
University where he graduated with a degree in chemistry in
1995. He pursued a career in law enforcement after college
and was employed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of
Investigation as a forensic chemist where he was respected,
admired and well liked by his fellow agents.
Dustin held a black belt in karate and was active in the
martial arts. He enjoyed golfing, snow skiing, photography,
sky diving, and exploring the mountain trails in a jeep. He
played rugby for Oklahoma State University and was therefore
an avid Cowboys fan who was always proud to display the
orange and black. He was known by all for his dry wit and
keen sense of humor as well as his polite and unselfish
demeanor. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Willow,
Oklahoma, Dustin was a devoted Christian who was saved at
Falls Creek at the age of 14. He inspired and touched many
people with his optimistic and cheerful attitude, which he
maintained throughout his ongoing fight for life. He enjoyed
being with friends and family and will be greatly missed by
those having the opportunity to know him.
Dustin was preceded in death by his grandparents and his
father, Jim Baker, who died in 2006. Survivors include his
mother, Travonna Baker of Willow, Oklahoma; his brother,
Steve Baker and wife, Roxann, of Montrose, Colorado; his
brother Rod Prather and wife, Terry of Lubbock, Texas; a
sister, Kim Haskett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his aunts,
Jimmie Grace VanVacter of Elk City, Oklahoma, Irma Jo
Jackson and husband, John, of Moore, Oklahoma; and an uncle,
Wayne Hatter and wife, Betty, of Mangum, Oklahoma. His
nieces and nephews include Chelsey Mitchell and husband,
Jamey, Kendi Jones and husband, Chris, Brittani Belardo and
husband, John, Kelli Baker, Nathan Baker, Randall Wilbur,
Keevan Prather, and Kory Prather. His great nieces and
nephew include Emma Kate Mitchell, Jordan Jones, Rhett
Jones, Madison Mitchell, Cindy Belardo, and Jennifer Belardo.
Other survivors include a very special friend, Lori Atkinson
of Sarasota, Florida and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Dustin Tod Baker will be Tuesday,
January 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Willow First Baptist
Church with Rev. Will J. Roberts and Rev. Ben Van Vacter III
officiating. Burial will be at the Willow Cemetery under the
direction of People's Cooperative Funeral Home. In lieu of
flowers, contributions are being accepted for the Dustin
Baker Memorial Science Scholarship Fund at the First Baptist
Church of Willow, Oklahoma.

Clifton O.E. Camden
Funeral services for Clifton O.E. Camden, 71, of Clinton,
retired Southwestern Oklahoma State University business
manager, who died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Oklahoma City,
will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Church of God in
Clinton with services under the direction of Kiesau-Lee
Funeral Home.

Dr. Ralph Leland Buller
Funeral services for Dr. Ralph Leland
Buller, 77, of Hydro will be 3 p.m. Monday in Bethel
Mennonite Church in Hydro with Pastor Raymond Unruh
Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in the
Saron Mennonite Cemetery in Orienta under the direction of
Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.
Family will receive friends at the
funeral home Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Ralph died Thursday, Jan.24, 2008, at
Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Ralph was born on June 30, 1930 in Waka,
Texas, to David Edward and Sarah (Kroeker) Buller.
Ralph was raised and attended school in
Cleo Springs and graduated from high school in Oklahoma
Bible Academy in 1947. He attended Grace Bible Institute,
Phillips University in Enid, and the University of Oklahoma
Medical School, graduating in 1956.
On May 29, 1952, Ralph married Lorraine
Lohrenz in Orienta. He enlisted in the Air Force as a
Medical Officer from 1957 to 1959. Ralph did his internship
in Tulsa at the Hillcrest Hospital and did he residency in
LaFayette, La.
He opened his medical practice in Hydro
in 1960 and retired in 1996. Ralph enjoyed his
grandchildren, woodworking, playing golf, fishing, playing
dominoes, and prison ministry.
It was the wish of Dr. Buller that
everyone would come to know the Lord.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Lorraine
of their home in Hydro; two sons, Nathan Scott Buller and
wife, Sherri, of Weatherford and Kevin Buller and wife,
Ginni, of Rural Retreat, Va.; two daughters, Brenda Doane
and husband, Mica, of Meno and Stephanie Buller of Oklahoma
City; two brothers, Vernon Buller and wife, Doris, of
Reedley, Calif., and Eldo Buller and wife, Nelda, of
Tremont, Ill.; six sisters, Ida Rempel of Hutchinson, Kan.,
Emily Koehn of Kingfisher, Clarine Johnson and husband, Art,
of Meno, Frances Schultz and husband, Melvin, of Enid, Josie
Slagell and husband, Daniel, of Hydro and Ruby Regier and
husband, Isaac, of Cleo Springs; and nine grandchildren,
Allen Buller, James Buller, Steven Buller, David Buller,
Luke Doane, Charli Buller, Allyson Doane, Kerri Buller, and
Sarah Buller.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
and four sisters, Delores, Elvina, Evelyn and Albua Mae.
In lieu of flowers Dr. Buller asks that each person
attend church on Sunday and donate memorial to the Lord’s
work at that church.

William Robert "Billy Bob" "Bill" Dawson
Funeral services for William Robert
"Billy Bob" "Bill" Dawson, 78. of Weatherford will be 2
p.m.Tuesday in the Federated Church with the Rev. Linda
Sherry officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery
under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.
Monday in "The Chapel" of Lockstone Funeral Home.
He died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at
Weatherford Regional Hospital in Weatherford.
Bill was born the son of Loy Ray and
Mollie (Lee) Dawson on June 22, 1929 in Clinton.
During the first year of life Bill, his
mother, father and two brothers, Charles Loy and Kenneth Lee
moved to Weatherford, where he lived the remainder of his
After graduation from Weatherford High
School in May 1947, the most important step of life was
taken on Nov. 7, 1947, when he married his long time
classmate and best friend, LaVerna Louise True.
The next few years saw the birth of their
three children, Carol Lynn, Leslie Robert, and Vicki Louise.
Upon completion of the required course
work, he earned a Bachelors degree in Business
Administration and Accounting in 1958 from Southwestern
Oklahoma State University. The major working experience was
in the banking profession, following his father’s footsteps,
for a total of thirty-two years. Community activities during
the working years included assistant Sunday School
Superintendent, Church Treasurer, member, Board member,
Treasurer and President of the Weatherford Chamber of
Commerce, member, President and Treasurer of Weatherford
P.T.A. He also served as a trustee of Weatherford Hospital
Authority (Southwestern Memorial Hospital) for more than 25
years, with a portion of the time as Chairman and as
Secretary to the Board. The prime importance to him was his
wife, children, and grandchildren. All of who provided much
joy and great satisfaction.
Bill was a member of the Western Star
Lodge A.F. & A.M. #138 of Weatherford.
Bill is survived by his wife, LaVerna of their home in
Weatherford; children, Carol Moses and husband, Rob, of
Weatherford, Les Dawson and wife, Donnie, of Hinton, Vicki
Camp and husband, Joe, of Oklahoma City; sister, Marilyn
Simpson and husband, Jim of Yukon,; sisters-in-law, ChiChi
Dawson of San Antonio, Texas, and Eleanor Dawson of Clinton;
seven grandchildren and their spouses; fourteen
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Julia Marie Harrall
Funeral services for Julia Marie Harrall, 99 year-old
Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, will be held on Saturday,
January 19, 2008, in “The Chapel” of Lockstone Funeral Home
with Earl Stephenson officiating. Burial will follow in
Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral
Julia was born on June 17, 1908 near Weatherford,
Oklahoma to Dean and Anna (Fonda) Simkins and passed away on
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at Briarwood Guest Home in
Weatherford, Oklahoma. Julia was raised and attended the
first eight years of school at Pleasant Hill School located
nine miles northwest of Weatherford then graduated from
Weatherford High School in 1926. On September 29, 1926 she
married George Harrall in Custer City, Oklahoma. They made
their home on the family farm, northwest of Weatherford,
where she was born and raised. Julia worked as an in-home
health care assistant having graduated with a certificate in
practical nursing. She also worked in the Harrall’s Sureway
Grocery and she a taught ladies’ Sunday school class for
years. Julia enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and
flowers (especially African Violets). Memorials may be made
to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Julia is survived by one son, Ivan Harrall and wife,
Jaunita of Weatherford, Oklahoma; two daughters, Carol Eaton
Greene and husband, Jack of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and
Dollie Werner and husband, Harvey of Salina, Kansas; one
sister, Adah Shepard and husband, Clarence of Houston,
Texas; twelve grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren;
several great-great-grandchildren; and special friends,
Peggy and Bob Patee. She was preceded in death by her
parents; one son in infancy; one son, Cecil Harrall; one
daughter-in-law, Marjorie Harrall; one son-in-law, Dewey
Eaton; and two grandsons, Kevin Reynolds and Caden Coltharp.

Dr. Ray Jones
Memorial services for Dr. Ray Christensen Jones, 66
year-old Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, will be held on
Friday, December 28, 2007, 2:00 P.M. in SWOSU Conference
Ray was born on March 16, 1941, in Jonesboro, Louisiana,
to William Preston and Arlie (Smith) Jones and passed away
on Monday, December 24, 2007, at his home in Weatherford,
Oklahoma. Ray spent most of his childhood in Shreveport,
Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana State University in
Baton Rouge in 1967 with a B.S. and Ph.D. in Physics. He was
a postdoctoral fellow at the University of
California--Riverside two years prior to accepting a job
teaching physics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
For 32 years Ray happily taught astronomy, digital
electronics, solid-state physics, and many other physics
courses. He was a beloved professor who influenced the lives
of many students and prepared them for successful careers
using their physics training. In 1978, he designed, did some
of the construction, and oversaw the completed construction
of the astronomical observatory, which was to serve the
university for almost 25 years. Ray dedicated much time
modernizing experiments for his Modern Physics Lab, and his
work on the Millikan Oil Drop Experiment led to a
publication in the American Journal of Physics. After
retirement in 2001 he wrote a book designed for the general
reader which expanded on material from two series of
seminars for the public that he presented in 1984 and then
in 2003. The book, Relativity Revealed: A Concrete
Approach You Can Understand
is currently being
circulated for publication.
Ray enjoyed bicycling, golf, traveling, flying his plane,
and talking to his friends. He constructed the family home
over a series of years and loved giving friends a tour
during which he could point out its superior features.
Memorials may be made to the SWOSU Foundation—Ray C. Jones
Memorial Physics Scholarship.
Ray was dedicated to his profession, but he was equally
dedicated to his family. He is survived by his wife, Jill
Tedford Jones, three daughters, two sons, and one stepson.
His daughter Kyran lives in Norman and works for Riskmetrics
Group; daughter Kinley is a senior art major at SWOSU, and
daughter Kelanie is a psychology junior at SWOSU. Oldest son
Kevin is a marketing analyst and lives in Roanoke, Texas,
with wife Teri and sons Nathan and Aaron. His son Keldon and
wife Nikki work for Hewlett-Packard and live in Ft. Collins,
Colorado. Stepson Mark Owens is an information systems
specialist who lives in Herndon, Virginia. He is also
survived by one brother, William Preston Jones, and his wife
Henrietta of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and his niece
Alicia and nephew Gary. He was preceded in death by his

Vester Gordon Kliewer
Funeral Services for Vester Gordon Kliewer, 85-year-old
Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, will be held on Monday,
December 24, 2007, 10:00 A.M. in Pine Acres Mennonite
Brethren Church with Pastor Brian Harris officiating. Burial
will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of
Lockstone Funeral Home.
Vester was born on October 16, 1922 in Weatherford,
Oklahoma to George P. and Gertrude (Bergen) Kliewer and
Passed away on Friday, December 21, 2007 at Weatherford
Regional Hospital in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Vester was
raised and attended school in Corn, Oklahoma, graduating
from Corn High School in 1941. He received Jesus Christ as
his Savior at the age of 15 and was baptized on October 8,
1939 where he then became a member of the Mennonite Brethren
Church. After graduation, he traveled north looking for work
and settled in La Fountain, Kansas. There Vester met the
love of his life, Vivian Mae Kroeker and they married on
June 3, 1945 in Elk City, Kansas. They were married for 62
years and were blessed with two daughters, Judi and Donna.
Vester worked for his father on the farm and then for his
uncle at International Harvester. His interests in machinery
lead to a job as parts man for Schutes Buick. Continuing to
expand his knowledge he became an employee at the
Weatherford Post Office, where he eventually worked his way
up to Postmaster. He served as Postmaster at Corn, Oklahoma
from 1975 through 1979 and then served Hydro, Oklahoma from
1979 until his retirement in 1989. Vester and Vivian are
charter members of Pine Acres Mennonite Brethren Church. He
was active in all areas of the church ministry. His greatest
joy was helping and serving others; only his Lord knew the
many acts of kindness he showed as he continually looked for
ways to meet other people’s needs.
All memorials can be made to Pine Acres Church or Gideons.
Vester is survived by wife, Vivian Kliewer of
Weatherford, Oklahoma; two daughters Judi Huebert and
husband, David of Moore, Oklahoma; Donna Heath and husband,
Dan of Enid, Oklahoma; four grandchildren Mike Huebert and
wife, Allison of Jefferson City, Missouri; Scott Huebert and
wife, Carmen of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Andrew Heath and wife,
Christen of Southport, North Carolina; Julia Reneau and
husband, John of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and six great
grandchildren; Seth, Will, Paul, and Maggie Huebert of
Jefferson City, Missouri; Tyler and Trey Huebert of Shawnee,
Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents and his
brother Bill Kliewer.

Kenneth D. Javorsky
Funeral Services for Kenneth D. Javorsky,
67, a Bessie farmer, will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Bible
Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Kevin Creed and
James Suderman.
Burial will conclude in the Bible
Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in Bessie under the direction of
the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
He died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in the
Southwest Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Kenneth Dale Javorsky was born Feb. 5,
1940 to Adolph and Lea (Wedel) Javorsky west of Bessie.
Mr. Javorsky spent his entire life around
the Bessie area. He attended Braithwaite country school,
Bessie school and he graduated from Corn Bible Academy in
1958. He began his farming career before marrying Miss
Carolyn Gossen Dec. 29, 1959 in Corn. They have made their
homes in the rural Bessie area where they farmed together.
In 1973 he built a stock trailer and revised a field
cultivator. He did work for neighbors and that triggered a
business idea. He started doing jobs large and small. He
also did custom wheat and cotton harvesting as well as
custom hay baling for a number of years.
He was a devoted and active member of the
Bible Mennonite Brethren Church in Cordell, where he served
as deacon. He was an active Gideon and he was a past board
member of the Corn Bible Academy.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
and two infant daughters, Sandra Jane and Karrie Dawn and
two brothers in law, Larry Grunau and Roland Schmidt.
His passion in life was his
grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting,
restoring and tinkering with antique tractors. He often said
the three most important things in life were "his faith in
God, his family and John Deere Tractors."
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of
the home; his daughter, Cathy Javorsky, Edmond; two sons,
Keith Javorsky and wife, Racquel, and Kenton Javorsky and
wife, April, all of Bessie and two sisters, Inez Suderman
and husband, Emery, Cordell and Iris McNeil and husband, Ed,
Silverthorne, Colo.; five grandchildren, Wesley, Kimberly,
Taylor, Renee and Phillip, all of Bessie.
The family has suggested those wishing to give memorial
contributions may do so to the Western Oklahoma Christian
School or Corn Bible Academy.

Richard Goodwin
Richard Stanly Goodwin, 87 year-old
Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, passed away on Tuesday,
December 11, 2007 in St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. There will be no services.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sara Lee (Thurlby)
Goodwin of Weatherford, Oklahoma; one son, Peter Alan
Goodwin of New Braunfels, Texas; one daughter, Susan Al-Jarrah
and husband, Radwan of Weatherford, Oklahoma; one sister,
Barbara Woods of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; four
grandchildren, Summer Bateiha and husband, Zeyad, Thamer Al-Jarrah,
Abdul Al-Jarrah, and Sarah Al-Jarrah; and one
great-grandson, Joseph Bateiha.

Elvin J. Davis
Funeral services for Elvin J. Davis, 77, of Putnam, who
died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in
the First Christian Church in Putnam under the direction of
Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Rev. Alvis O. Merrill
Funeral services for the Rev.
Alvis O. Merrill, 95, of Clinton, who died Thursday, Dec. 6,
2007, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Heights Baptist
Church in Clinton under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral

Nancy Carolyn (Fletcher) Fry
Funeral services for Nancy Carolyn (Fletcher) Fry, 99
year-old Thomas, Oklahoma resident, will be held on Tuesday,
December 11, 2007, 2:00 P.M. with David Beck officiating.
Burial will follow in Mound Valley Cemetery under the
direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas.
Carolyn was born on February 23, 1908 near old
Independence, Oklahoma to Oliver Perry and Winnie Ann (Kent)
Fletcher and passed away on Friday, December 7, 2007 at
Thomas Nursing Center in Thomas, Oklahoma. Carolyn attended
school at Pleasant Hill, a one-room school, until the 8th
grade when she moved to the Independence Consolidated
School. She was raised on the farm and worked along side her
family. Carolyn met Floyd Vinton Fry at a basketball game,
fell in love, and married on July 24, 1926 in Arapaho,
Oklahoma. They made their home in the Pleasant Dale
community where they raised five children before moving into
Thomas in 1959. Carolyn became a member of the First
Christian Church in 1927. She was a Past Worthy Matron and a
50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of
the Sunny Circle Club for many years. Carolyn loved to
garden and raised many beautiful flowers. Memorials may be
made to the First Christian Church.
Carolyn is survived by two sons, Elza Elton (Linda) Fry
of Seattle, Washington and Larry Lynn Fry of Thomas,
Oklahoma; one daughter, Lea Elma Slagle of Thomas, Oklahoma;
two sons-in-law, Bill West of Thomas, Oklahoma and Bud Ames
of Eckert, Colorado; six grandchildren, Jeanne (Donnie)
Lewis, Doug (Katie) Ames, Roger (LaDonna) Ames, Susan (Gary
Howard) Godwin, Deborah (Charlie Clark) Slagle, and Stacy
Ayala; eleven great-grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Harris,
Alen West, Angie (Micah) Hazel, Nikki (Travis) Bates, Lisa
(Rick) Compton, Jj (Chad) Williamson, Lorna (Michael)
Altland, Casie Jordon, Heather, Caleb, and Chelsie Ames; and
ten great-great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Chad West, Garrett
Hazel, Peyton Johnston, Chelsea, McKenzie, and Chandler
Bates, Kaycee and Heidie Williamson, and Zoie Altland. She
was preceded in death by parents; husband; sister, Flossie
Emmaline Hagin, two daughters, Twana Mae West and Lela Gay
Ames, two grandchildren, James Allen West and Cheryl Lynn
(Ames) Ankenman; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Lea
and Landon Ray Godwin; and a son-in-law, Lue Warren Slagle.

Opal Marie Blakley
Funeral services for Opal Marie Blakley, 80, of
Weatherford will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2007, in the
Nazarene Church with Rev. Danny Ringer officiating. Burial
will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of
Lockstone Funeral Home.
Opal was born on July 10, 1927, in Putnam City, Oklahoma
to Clarence and Levi (Lindsey) Harris and passed away on
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Heart Hospital in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Opal was raised and attended school
in Hydro and Weatherford. On December 18, 1941, in Clinton,
Oklahoma, she married Oadis Blakley making their home in
Weatherford. Opal enjoyed dancing, her dogs, following her
children and grand-children in their sport activities, and
watching OU football. Memorials may be made to the American
Heart Association or the Diabetes Research.
Opal is survived by her husband, Oadis Blakley of their
home in Weatherford; three sons, Larry “Dode” Blakley of
Weatherford, Gary Blakley and wife, Kathy of Weatherford,
and Jerry Blakley of Corn, Oklahoma; six daughters, Elfrieda
Odell and husband, Bud of Washington, Mickie Mallard of
Guymon, Oklahoma, Loretta Schnell and husband, De-Wane of
Watonga, Oklahoma, Deborah Huddlestone of Weatherford, Dedra
Longoria and husband, Frank of Weatherford, and Tonya
Winters and husband, Reeve of South Carolina; two sisters,
Betty Franklin and husband, Gene and Veta Holmes; thirty
grandchildren; and forty-five great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Carl and

Cecil Russell
Services for Cecil Russell, 82, who died Saturday,
Nov. 24, 2007, in California will be 2 p.m.Saturday in The
Chapel of Lockstone Funeral Home. Burial will follow in
Hydro’s Masonic Cemetery.

Billy Joe “Bill” George
Graveside services for Billy Joe “Bill” George, 78
year-old, longtime Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, will be
held on Monday, December 3, 2007, 11:00 at Restland Cemetery
in Waskom, Texas. Visitation will be at Lockstone Funeral
Home on Thursday and Friday. Visitation at Sullivan Funeral
in Marshall, Texas will be on Sunday.
Bill was born on February 24, 1929 in Jonesville, Texas
to Charlie Barber and Jenny (Spradlin) George and passed
away on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in Weatherford
Regional Hospital. Bill was raised and attended school in
Waskom, Texas. On March 24, 1960, he married Virginia
Roberts in Greenwood, Louisiana. He worked for Arkla Gas
Company for 43 years in Texas, Louisiana, and 33 years of it
in Oklahoma, retiring in 1990. Bill enjoyed bird hunting,
training bird dogs, participating in field trials; and was a
fan of Elvis Presley.
Bill is survived by his wife, Virginia George of their
home in Weatherford, Oklahoma; one brother, C.B. George of
Henderson, Texas; one sister, Mary Lee Baker of Marshall,
Texas; he dearly loved his Shitzu “Shanika”; and a host of
nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by
his son, parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

Emma Lapel
Funeral services for Emma Lapel, 92, of
Cordell, a former Weatherford and Thomas resident, will be 2
p.m. Tuesday in Weatherford at the First United Methodist
Burial will follow in Mound Valley
Cemetery in Thomas under the direction of Lockstone Funeral
Home of Thomas.
She died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at the
Cordell Christian Home in Cordell.
Emma was born to Charlie and Ruthie
(Cushing) Calkins Feb. 10, 1915 in Leonell. Emma was raised
in the Taloga area and attended No. 10 Rural School. Later
she moved to the Thomas area, attended the Union Ridge Rural
School and graduated from Thomas High School in 1934.
On Jan. 12, 1935, Emma married Gerhardt
(Dutch) Lapel in Cheyenne and made their home on a farm east
of Thomas.
Emma worked as a baker, baking cinnamon
rolls for Southwestern Oklahoma State University from 1971
to 1980. Emma moved to Weatherford in 1973.
She also spent many of her days visiting
nursing centers and providing bananas for the residents.
Emma enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and helping
Emma is survived by a daughter, Zettie
and her husband, Dale Jones, of Cordell; two grandchildren,
Terry Jones and his wife, Donna, of Cordell; Randy Jones of
Cordell; a great-grandchild, Jessica Jones of Cordell; a
brother, Melvin Calkins of California, a sister; Ina Belle
Halle and her husband, Carl, of Thomas and three
step-great-grandchildren, Michael Martin, Lindsey Martin and
Allen Martin.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and
Ruthie; her husband, Gerhardt "Dutch"; three brothers,
Edwin, Fred and Bob; three sisters, Ruthie, Nora Ellen and
Essie; and two siblings in infancy

Yolanda Faye Holcomb
Graveside services for Yolanda Faye Holcomb, 54, of
Weatherford will be Monday, November 12, 2007, 10: 00 A.M.
Taylor Lee, Jr. officiating, under the direction of
Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Yolanda was born on December 18, 1953 in Anadarko,
Oklahoma to Harry and Virginia (Baucomb) Holcomb and passed
away on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at OU Medical Center in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Yolanda was raised and attended
chool in Weatherford, graduating from Weatherford High
School in 1971. She received her Pharmacy degree from
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1977. Yolanda
moved to California after college for 5 years and returned
to Oklahoma. She worked for the Oklahoma City Veterans
Hospital for 19 years. Yolanda enjoyed sewing and her
Yolanda is survived by her mother, Virginia Holcomb of
Weatherford, Oklahoma; her father, Harry Holcomb of Watonga,
Oklahoma; two sons, Kevin Holcomb of California and Toriano
Holcomb of Anadarko, Oklahoma; and one daughter, Leslie
Kecskemety of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Dwight Holcomb
of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Willie Holcomb of
Weatherford, Oklahoma; two sisters, Noel Holcomb of Long
Beach, California and Sonya Holcomb of Wichita, Kansas; and
three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three
brothers, Gary, Harry, and Virgil.

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