• Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Joe Leach

    Funeral service for Benny “Joe” Leach will be 10 a.m., Fri., Dec. 4, at Cedar Point Church with Pastor Rick Burke officiating. Burial with military honors by the U.S. Army will follow at Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thurs. 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 6-8 p.m. Joe passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Claremore Veterans Center at the age of 69. View Full Notice → Joe Leach

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    James Lee Shultz

    Services for James L. Shultz will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the U.S. Air Force. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 1pm-8pm, with family receiving visitors from 6pm-8pm. James passed away on Nov. 9, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital at the age of 83. Born June 10, 1932 in Britt Iowa to Carelton Rueben and Hattie Belle (Smith) Shultz. James was reared and educated in Mason City, graduating from high school there. In 1950 he enlisted with the Air Force and proudly served his country.…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    W.R. Garner

    Service for W.R. “Dub” Garner will be 2:00p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at Catoosa Christian Center, burial will follow at Dick Duck Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1pm–8pm, with family receiving visitors from 6pm–8pm. W. R. passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at the age of 81. William “W. R.” Garner was born November 5, 1934 in Humphrey, Arkansas to Veston and Jimmy Lillie Marie (Brown) Garner. He graduated from White Hall High School near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Following his graduation, W. R. enlisted in the US Army and proudly served…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Janice Ermagene Cox

    Funeral service for Janice Ermagene Cox will be 10 a.m., Fri., Nov. 18, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Denton Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow at Ward’s Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thurs. 1-5 p.m. Janice passed away Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, at Hillcrest Heart Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 70. The daughter of Albert Martin Armstrong and Faye (Branch) Armstrong was born Nov. 23, 1944, in Ardmore. Janice graduated from Riley County High School in Riley, KS, and continued her education at Rogers University. On July 12, 1994, Janice married Franklin “Roy” Cox in Miami, and they made their home in Chelsea.…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Vance Douglas Smith

    Vance Douglas Smith was born in Vinita December 2, 1949 to parents C.H. Jr., and Betty Rider Smith. He passed away November 17, 2015, at the age of 65. A funeral service will be held in Spavinaw at the Powell-Dodd-Johnson American Legion Post #192 at 1:00 on Friday, November 20, 2015. Interment will follow at the Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Claremore. Vance graduated from College High School, Bartlesville, in 1967. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany and Viet Nam in the intelligence sector and received a Purple Heart and various medals of honor. First employed by Phillips Petroleum…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Tommy Jay “Tom” McQueen

    Memorial service for Tom McQueen will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Claremore. Dr. Ray Crawford will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the U.S. Army. Services are under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Tom passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at the age of 87. Tommy Jay McQueen, the son of C.C. and Florence Mondy McQueen was born September 20, 1928 in Trusdale, Kansas. There he spent his childhood as one of four McQueen children. As he became old enough he began attending Trusdale Schools. Graduating high school in 1946. He then began his…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Agatha Angela Lang

    Funeral Mass for Agatha A. Lang will be at 11:00a.m., Monday, November 30, 2015 at St. Cecilias Catholic Church. Father Michael Schemm and Deacon Vince Mrasek will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Visitation will be 1pm–5pm, Sunday, November 29 at the funeral home, a prayer service will begin at 5pm. Agatha passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Hillcrest Medical Center with family by her side. She was 89. Agatha “Aggie” Pfannenstiel was born December 30, 1925 in Munjor, Kansas to Mary (Korbe) Pfannenstiel and Peter Pfannenstiel of Volga-German ancestory. She attended St. Francis Catholic Grade School…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Naomi Jean Horton

    Memorial service for Naomi J. (Sumter) Horton will be 2:00p.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel. Naomi passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the age of 71. Naomi Sumter Horton was born October 18, 1944 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Henry William Sumter, Sr. and Hazel Ida (Eagleton) Sumter. Naomi was the 11th child out of 12, (6 boys and 6 girls). She worked as a bookkeeper for Pixley Lumber Company for 17 years and as office manager for Rural Water District #5 for 15 years until she retired. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Naomi enjoyed all types of arts and crafts,…

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Judy Randolph

    Judith Ann “Judy” Morgan Worley Randolph passed away Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, at her home at the age of 74. Private family services will be held. View Full Notice → Judy Randolph

  • Claremore

    Leonard Eugene Ghere

    Leonard Eugene Ghere, born Aug. 29, 1930, passed away on Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 in the presence of his wife Connie Ghere and son Bobby Ghere View Full Notice → Leonard Eugene Ghere

  • Chelsea,  Claremore,  Inola

    Jerry Wayne Pittman

    Memorial service for Jerry Wayne Pittman will be 11 a.m., Mon., Nov. 30, at First Baptist Church, Inola, with Pastor Bradley Davis officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m., and family will greet friends 4-6 p.m. Jerry passed away Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 73. View Full Notice → Jerry Wayne Pittman

  • Claremore

    Edward Francis Smith

    Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Francis Smith will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Father Sylvanus Amaobi will officiate. Rosary will be held on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2015 at the MMS-Payne Chapel. View Full Notice → Edward Francis Smith

  • Claremore

    Norman D. Vetter

    A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Norman D. Vetter will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Norman, who lived 90 happy years, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 in Tulsa.   View Full Notice → Norman D. Vetter

  • Claremore

    Area Deaths 11/22

    HALL, ROBERT E., 90, Talala, machinist, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Fairview Cemetery. Collinsville-Dolton, Collinsville. View Full Notice → Area Deaths 11/22

  • Claremore

    Richard “Dick” Louis Fumi

    A mass of Christian Burial for Richard “Dick” Louis Fumi will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. A prayer service will be held in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral View Full Notice → Richard “Dick” Louis Fumi

  • Claremore

    Area Deaths 11/19

    COX, JANICE ERMAGENE (ARMSTRONG), 70, Claremore, retired sales, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Services 10 a.m. Friday, MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Wards Grove Cemetery, Foyil. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Thursday, MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. View Full Notice → Area Deaths 11/19

  • Claremore

    Reverend Kenneth H. Smith

    Funeral services for Reverend Kenneth H. Smith, 91, of Owasso will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015, 10 a.m. at Baptist Village of Owasso Chapel, Owasso, Oklahoma. Chaplain Steve Williams will officiate. A graveside service will be held on Friday, 2 p.m. at Restlawn Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kansas.  Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care, Pryor, Oklahoma View Full Notice → Reverend Kenneth H. Smith