• Ponca City

    Larry Cook

    Larry Cook, 83, of Idaho, formerly of Ponca City, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Boise, Idaho.

  • Sulphur

    Dorothy Strong Jameson

    Dorothy Strong Jameson, of Davis, passed away March 6, 2020 at the age of 96. She was born July 20, 1923 to Cy and Bertha Strong. She grew up on her family’s ranch north of Boise City, Oklahoma, and attended the one-room Garrett School through 8th Grade. She then attended Boise City High School where she was a star athlete, part of a basketball team that went to the State Tournament, and was selected as an All-State forward, even though she played guard for her team. After high school, Dorothy attended Panhandle State A&M before transferring to Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University), where she joined the Chi Omega Sorority.…

  • Ponca City

    Bonnie Dickinson

    Bonnie Dickinson, 78, of Boise, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at home after a long battle with cancer.  Bonnie was born Feb. 1, 1940, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Irvin (Duke) Lords and LaVeral (Vickie) Rowbury.  With her family, Bonnie moved to San Diego, Calif., where she graduated from high school.  Shortly after graduation, she moved back to Idaho Falls. She soon met and then married George Wilson Dickinson on June 2, 1962. A few years later, and after having their three sons, Bonnie and George moved the family to Ames, Iowa, so that George could attend graduate school at Iowa State University.  Upon graduating, they…

  • Ponca City

    Barbara Jean Shouse Burns

    Barbara, 78, of Ponca City, formerly of Blackwell, left this world on Dec. 26, 2018 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital after a short illness. She was born on Aug. 6, 1940 in Ponca City to Orville and Helen Shouse. She was raised in Blackwell, attending Blackwell Schools and graduating in 1958. She married Rex Burns in Tonkawa in March, 1968. The made their home in Ponca City. Barbara worked for TG&Y for many years as a bookkeeper. Later she worked at the Cornerstone Restaurant for many years. Barbara was an avid bowler, winning many trophies. She also enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, spending time with her grandkids and family gatherings. She…

  • Purcell

    Marie Farris

    Funeral services for Marie Farrais, 87, longtime resident of Boise City, Okla., were held July 28, 2018 at Landmark Church in Purcell. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

  • Midwest City

    Helen Marie Milgrom

    Helen Marie Milgrom was born on April 23, 1936 in Clark, Missouri to Laurel Mulvania and Estelle Andrews Mulvania. She passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017. Helen grew up on the family farm, and graduated from high school in Rock Port, Missouri in 1954. She attended Northwest Missouri State College for a year and then graduated with a nursing degree from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She was married in 1972 and travelled around the world with her military husband with an extended stay in Germany. Helen had a long, 42 year career in nursing and served on the staffs of hospitals in Missouri, Kansas and…

  • Cordell

    Brenda Karol (Holman) Messenger

    Brenda Karol (Holman) Messenger, 60, went to heaven Saturday, October 29, 2016, with family by her side at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brenda was born in Sentinel, Oklahoma, on November 5, 1955, to Laverne (Chambers) Holman Lundy and Ben Holman. She graduated from Cordell High School in 1974. Brenda attended the University of Central Oklahoma following high school. After graduating from Paul’s Cosmetology in Oklahoma City, Brenda worked in Oklahoma City and Cordell. She moved to South Fork, Colorado, in 1985, where she met her future husband. Brenda married Russ Messenger August 29, 1986, in South Fork, Colorado. They lived in South Fork, until 1988, when they relocated…

  • Chandler,  Harrah,  Meeker,  Prague,  Stroud

    L M Sullivan

    L M Sullivan, age 92, of Edmond, OK, was born on June 11, 1924, in Crescent, OK. He was the son of Roy & Lillis (Prosser) Sullivan. He left this life on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in Midwest City, OK. L M graduated from Ringwood High School in 1942. He volunteered and proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a tail gunner with the 490th Bomb Group, flying his first combat mission June 6, 1944, which was D-Day. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and many others including the French Order of Merit. While on…

  • Cordell

    Mary Alice Power Rainbolt

    Mary Alice Power Rainbolt was born October 31, 1916, in Lithonia, Georgia, to Dr. Charles Lewis and Lena McLain Power. She joined sisters Sarah and Helen and brother Charles. After the death of her mother when Mary Alice was three, she lived with her Uncle Jim Orr and his wife Cora in Mars Hill, Georgia, while the rest of the children lived with other family members. The family was reunited when her father married Lena’s sister Alice McLain in 1922. Mary Alice lived in Pontotoc, Mississippi, Cedartown, Georgia, and Shreveport, Louisiana, where her father served as pastor in Presbyterian churches. Three more brothers were born into the family: Thomas, William…

  • Chandler,  Harrah,  Meeker,  Prague,  Stroud

    Charles Frederick Listen

    On May 5, 2016, our loving husband, daddy, and grandpa passed on to be with Jesus. He was born February 18, 1926, to Herbert and Zetta Listen in Jones, OK. He attended Jones schools through 11th grade, graduating from Boise City HS. Charles served his country during WW II on the USS Windham Bay. After his return home, he began his life of marriage and farming with Vivian Wolfe. Out of the marriage of 67 years, three children were born, Cathy (Listen) Thrift and Mike, of Jones; Herb Listen and Angie, of Jones; and Sherrie (Listen) Loewen and David, of OKC. Charles loved and was loved by14 grandkids and 23…

  • Clinton

    Maxine Johnson

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 A private funeral service will be held for Maxine Johnson, 86, of Clinton. Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the United Methodist Health Care Center. Martha Maxine Miller was born March 11, 1930, to Harry E. “Pete” Miller and Carthel (Dower) Miller. Although she was born in a sod house in northern Oklahoma, the attending physician was from Kiowa, Kan., so her birth was registered in Kansas. She was raised in Woodward by her father and step-mother, Rose Miller. She married Homer F. Johnson in Portales, N.M., in 1949, and they made their first home on a farm near Boise City. In 1959 they…

  • Sulphur

    Rev. Ronald D. Austin

    Rev. Ronald D. Austin, of Sulphur, passed away March 13, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 59 years. Ronald was born November 4, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Henry David and Anne Lorraine (Brashears) Austin. He grew up in Oklahoma City. On May 9, 1975 he entered the United State Marine Corps from Oklahoma City and served until May 8, 1978; he earned the rank of Corporal. His tour of duty then led him into the U. S. Marine Corp Reserves where he served until April 16, 1981. For many years he has been Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church in Sulphur, Oklahoma. He furthered his education by attending the Mid-American Technical School where he earned his certificate as an Electric Technician. He was married to Susan Lynette Austin…

  • Stillwater

    Ruth Mckey

    Ruth Ella Burton McKey, age 94, went to sleep in the Lord on March 5, 2016 at her residence at the Brookdale Living Center, Stillwater OK. Ruth was born the youngest of 7 children to Rose Elizabeth Bostian Burton and James Andrew Burton on December 29,1921 in Perkins, OK. She attended school on the family farm with her siblings until her older brother came home from college, met, courted, and married the school teacher. She then attended IXL Rural School and graduated from Perkins High School in 1941. Following high school she boarded a train to Madison, Tennessee and 4 years later completed her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Madison…

  • Norman

    Rev Michael Vaught

    Reverend Michael Vaught, 70, died of a heart attack on January 6, 2016 in Norman Regional Hospital. Father Vaught, born on July 29, 1945, in Boise, Idaho, the oldest of J.D. and Dorothy Vaught’s four children, was raised in Norman, Okla. He spent his first two years of college at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary in Oklahoma City, his third year at Cardinal Glennon Seminary in St. Louis and his fourth year at St. Louis University. He completed his theological studies in Belgium at the American University of Louvain.  Father Vaught was ordained at Saint Joseph Church in Norman on August 17, 1973. Since his ordination, his “ministry and concern…

  • Cordell

    Dedra Dawn (Owen) Grant

    Dedra Dawn (Owen) Grant was born in Manchester, Connecticut, on December 25, 1965, and passed away on December 25, 2015, at the age of 50, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dawn attended school in Sentinel where she was a member of the Washita County 4-H, she showed sheep and played basketball. Dawn graduated from Sentinel High School in 1984. On August 1, 1986, Dawn and Bill were united in marriage in Wheeler, Texas. They raised their family in Sentinel where Dawn held several jobs. She worked for Corbin’s Northside, Big A Burger, Geralds, Cordell Memorial Hospital, Pearce’s Southside, FBC Nursery, Owned Dawns Diner, GA’s, volunteered on Sentinel Ambulance…

  • Barnsdall,  Bartlesville,  Nowata

    Roy Peck

    ROY PECK Roy Edward Peck left this life quietly and in peace, Sunday December 27, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Roy was born September 28, 1930 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to Roy Robert and Vera Taylor Peck. He graduated Valedictorian of his senior class from Strong City, Ok high school in 1948. He married Geraldine (Gerry) Jacqueline Woolever on September 7th 1952 in Mountain view, OK. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary this year. Roy entered the Navy in 1950 during the Korean conflict. He made two tours to the Far East aboard the USS Hamul, AD 20. In 1953 he was stationed in Pensacola, Florida aboard the U.S.…

  • Elmore City,  Pauls Valley

    Ben A. Ealey Sr.

    Ben A. Ealey, Sr. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was born to Lawrence W. and Thelma Oleta (Grimes) Ealey on April 7, 1942 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on September 27, 2015 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma at the age of 73 years. Ben grew up and attended school in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He served his country during the Vietnam Era in the U. S. Air Force as a Chaplain Assistant. Ben met and married Sue Kim in Korea. He later made his home in Ada, Oklahoma and McAlister, Oklahoma. He worked as a manager in the restaurant business for many years. Ben loved entertaining, playing piano and…

  • Clinton

    Franklin Lynch

    Friday, October 2, 2015 Funeral services for Franklin “Frank” Delano Lynch, 81, were held Sept. 18 at St. Paul’s United Church in Boise City. Lynch died Sept. 9, 2015, at Amarillo, Texas. He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Newburgh, N.Y., the son of Joseph M.  and Laura (Bowen) Lynch. His parents died when he was young and he lived with his brother, Joe and his wife, along with his other siblings in Louisville, Ky. In 1948, he moved to a farm in Indiana with his foster parents, Walter and Alice Cowles. Lynch attended Ahren’s Trade School and studied printing before joining the U.S. Navy. He served as a crash,…

  • Edmond

    J. David Lawson, PhD

        J. David Lawson 1943-2015 J. David Lawson was born March 8, 1943 in Oklahoma City to Ernest and Frances (Meinert) Lawson. In 1965 he graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. In 1970 David received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from Austin, David worked for Amoco Production Company supervising a group of engineers responsible for natural gas and oil field production operations. In 1979 he started Lawson Engineering, an engineering consulting company based in the Oklahoma City area and serving…

  • Sulphur

    Melvin Robert Clark

    Funeral services for Melvin Robert Clark will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Davis, with Brother Bobby Allison officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur. Arrangements will be under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Melvin was born on February 6, 1925 near Ft. Towson to the late Charles Frank and Bessie Lora (Bayless) Clark. He died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in Sulphur, at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 17 days. Melvin and Marion Davis were married on Aug. 24, 1948 in Davis. Melvin grew up in the Shawnee area where he graduated high school in the mid 1940’s. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in Occupational Forces in Japan…

  • Edmond

    Francis G. Craven

    Francis G. Craven 1920-2015 Francis George Craven went to be with The Lord on January 10, 2015. Francis was born April 9, 1920 in Boise, Idaho. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Boise High School in 1938. He then attended Boise Junior College and became one of ten selected for the first class of the Primary Civilian Pilot Training Program. His interest in aviation started when he witnessed Charles Lindbergh’s landing at the Boise Airport in 1927 at age seven. He graduated in 1941 from BJC and was accepted into the Army Air Corp Aviation Cadet Program in December 1941. He met Abbie Louise Lightfoot in…

  • Bartlesville,  Grove,  Jay,  Langley,  Nowata,  Vinita

    Barbara Watkins

    Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita – 918-256-5555, Barbara A. Watkins, 93 year old Chelsea resident, died early Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014, at the Heartsworth Nursing Center in Vinita. She was born on December 14, 1920 in Chelsea to John Richard Beard Parks and Anne (Waldrop) Parks. Barbara was a graduate of Chelsea High School and attended OSU secretarial school for two years. She was married to Jay Watkins in 1940, he preceded her in death in 1993. Barbara was a very active member of the Chelsea community, helping plan and build the Pocket Park, Christmas Decorations and Flags for the city. She loved driving around and exploring Oklahoma with…

  • Edmond

    Bobbie Ann Pearson

        Bobbie Ann Pearson, 59, passed away April 8, 2014. She was born October 3, 1954 in Boise City, Okla., to Bob and Charlene Spence. View Full Notice → Bobbie Ann Pearson

  • Edmond

    Karen Bernice Oppelt

    Karen Bernice Oppelt, 41, of Edmond, Okla., passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Edmond Specialty Hospital. She was born on November 28, 1971 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to her parents, Richard Leo and Frances Elizabeth (Trahar) Oppelt. Karen loved her family and spending time with them. She was preceded in death by her mother Frances Elizabeth (Trahar) Oppelt. Karen is survived by her daughter, Jessi Nelson of Oklahoma City; son, Robert Watkins of Edmond; father, Richard Oppelt and wife Rhonda of Boise, Idaho; brother, Richard Oppelt Jr. and wife Dawn of Oklahoma City; sister, Melissa Oppelt of Hinton, Okla.; grandparents, Thomas Joseph Oppelt and Bernice Mary Oppelt; nieces…