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    Donna Strange

    Wednesday April 10, 2019   A graveside funeral service will be held for Donna Joy Strange, 64, of Clinton at 1 p.m. Thursday at Weaver Chapel Cemetery in Comanche. She died Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Strange was born Feb. 5, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, to Elvin Pratt and Stella McMinn Pratt. On April 9, 1980, she married David Strange in Hugo. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed camping, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.Strange was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Tammy and Diane; and three brothers, Michael, Ronnie and Jerry; and her grandparents, Roy and Etta McMinn.Viewing will…

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    Irene Garrett

     Funeral services for Irene Garrett, 99, of Clinton will be held at 10 a.m. today in The Crossing Church.She died … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news from Clinton Daily News. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Thank you! Read more about Irene Garrett

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    Terry Stephens

    Saturday, April 6, 2019   A memorial service for Terry Stephens, 76, of Oklahoma City, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Demuth Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.He died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at his Oklahoma City home.Clifford Terry Stephens was born May 26, 1942, at Decatur, Texas, the son of Jeff and Viola (House) Stephens. They would eventually move to Stephens County and he would go on to graduate from Empire High School.He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and would go on to work at various occupations before spending the bulk of his professional life as an instructor for various contractors of the FAA.He was an avid hunter…

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    Barabara Glazebrook

    Friday, April 5, 2019   A graveside memorial service will be held for Barbara (Davis) Glaze-brook, 81, at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Cemetery in Putnam.She died Saturday, March 30, 2019, following a sudden illness. Glazebrook was born Nov. 9, 1937, to Aquilla and Lorrayne (Cline) Davis in Putnam, where she also attended school. She and her husband, Rusty, worked side by side many years in their auto business in Enid. Glazebrook had many talents, but her greatest joy was her family. She was preceded in death by her husband.Survivors include a son, Mickey Glazebrook and wife Minh; three daughters, Rebecca Mills and husband Ernie, Tami Stone and husband Mike, and Laurie Morland and…

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    Violet McClanahan

    Friday, April 5, 2019   Funeral services for Violet McClanahan, 85, of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.She died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in her Clinton home. Violet (Skaggs) Lyons-McClanahan was born March 23, 1934, to A.E. and Mary Josephine (Smith) Skaggs in Chickasha.On Dec. 14, 1949, she married Johnie Lyons in Oklahoma City and they were married approximately 20 years.She later married William F. Allison on July 9, 1969, in Coolidge, Ariz., while she was attending Central State College in Edmond. After her graduation in July of 1970, she then moved to Coolidge. When her marriage ended in divorce, she returned to Oklahoma…

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    Jean Simpson

    Thursday, April 4, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Jean Simpson, 90, of Arapaho at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Christian Church.She died Monday, April 1, 2019, in the Corn Heritage Village in Weatherford. Jean C. Simpson was born April 2, 1928, to Troy and Pearl (Steward) Barrick in Butler. She was raised in the Butler and Arapaho areas and graduated from Butler High School in 1946. On Jan. 10, 1948, she married Chester Lee Simpson in Wheeler, Texas. They made their first home in Arapaho and later moved to the family farm west of Arapaho, where they raised their family. Simpson had been a homemaker most of her life,…

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    Samuel Castillo Jr.

    Thursday, April 4, 2019   Funeral services for Samuel Castillo Jr., 44, of Cordell will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.He died Monday, April 1, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.Castillo was born Sept. 7, 1974, in Altus to Samuel Castillo Sr. and Josefina (Marquez) Castillo. He was raised in Altus and Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School in 1993. He loved to fish, play Texas Hold’em, work on cars, and watch basketball and football games. He was preceded in death by all his grandparents.Survivors include his parents; his sister, Angela Castillo of Cordell; his brother, Bennito Castillo and wife Kimberly of Skiatook; and four…

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    Mary Harl

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019   A graveside service was held Tuesday for Mary Alice Harl, 93, at the Masonic Cemetery in Temple. She died Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Elgin.Harl was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Heavener to Roy and Josie Knecht. She grew up in Heavener and graduated from Heavener High School in 1943. Over the years she continued her education at the University of Oklahoma, Eastern Oklahoma in Wilburton, Poteau Junior College, Oklahoma State University, Texas Women’s University, and East Central University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1962.On June 12, 1948, she married Robert H. Harl in Tulsa. They spent their first year in Heavener and…

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    Vicki Nickel

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Vicki Dee Nickel, 73, of Cordell at 10 a.m. Thursday at Herold Mennonite Church in Bessie. She died Monday, April 1, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Nickel was born July 4, 1945, to Alfred and Hazel (Green) Maddox in Cordell. She grew up and attended school in Cordell, graduating in 1963. On May 10, 1968, she married Robert Nickel in Cordell.She was a member of the Herold Mennonite Church and enjoyed watching basketball games, working on puzzles and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a great-grandson, Creed Maddox Sherrill. Survivors include two daughters, Denise Intemann…

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    Delores Lantz

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019   Delores Ann (Gerner) Lantz was born in Clinton, Oklahoma to Reinhold Julius “R.J.” and Opal Claire (Stewart) Gerner on July 29, 1937. She passed at the age of 81 on March 30, 2019, surrounded by her family.Delores started her career working as the Executive Secretary for Dale Carnegie, author of How to win Friends and Influence People, which led to a love of reading self-help books. She then went on to own and operate her own business, A.C. Personnel, for twenty years before selling the business and retiring. Finding that she wasn’t very good at sitting still, she went to work for AT&T at the…

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    Muriel “Lee” Hodges

    Saturday, March 30, 2019   Muriel Lee Hodges, 81, former Clinton resident residing in Goodyear, Arizona has gone to be with her Lord and Savior, born August 10, 1937, died March 25, 2019 after a long illness of heart related problems. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Hurtt, three brothers, Philip, Robert, and Paul of Oklahoma City, father and mother-in-law Carlos V. Hodges and Velma E. Hodges, later Florence Hodges, and Bill Hodges of Clinton, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Virginia Sherman and Darlene Lewis of Oklahoma City, and brother-in-law David Hodges and wife, Susan, and sister-in-law Carla Cruson and husband, Gary, of Clinton and…

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    Silvestre Lopez

    Saturday, March 30, 2019   Funeral services for Silvestre Lopez, 93, of Clinton will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.He died Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Clinton.Lopez was born in San Alberto, Durango, Mexico, to Jose and Demencia (Lira) Lopez. He was raised in Mexico and moved to Oklahoma in 1991. He was a farmer rancher and attended the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to the casino, and romances.Lopez was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; six brothers; his wife, Ignacia; seven sons; and three daughters.He is survived by a daughter, Lylvia Lopez of Durango, Mexico; three sons, Francisco Lopez, Romaldo…

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    Corey Youngbull

    Saturday, March 30, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Corey Youngbull, 30, of Hammon at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Hammon Indian Community Building. He died Thursday, March 28, 2019, in the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.Corey Martin Youngbull was born April 9, 1988, to Edmond Wayne Youngbull and Deanna Raw Standingwater in Clinton. He was raised in Elk City, El Reno and Hammon. He graduated from Hammon High School in 2006, where he exceled in basketball and art. He continued his education at Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. For the past several years he had worked as a firefighter for the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He…

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    Mary Schimmels

    Thursday, March 28, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Mary Pauline Wade Schimmels, 81, of Duncan at 10 a.m. Friday at Parkview Baptist Church in Duncan. She died Friday, March 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City.The service will be officiated by Rev. Roger Bennett. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Arapaho Cemetery. Schimmels was born July 4, 1937, to Stanley Newman Wade and Bernice Stanley Wade Gibbs in Duncan. She graduated from Empire High School in 1955. In high school she, her cousin and another classmate formed an evangelical team that ministered in the area.While a student at Oklahoma Baptist University, she met Clifford Dean Schimmels and they married on…

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    Donnie Wilson

    Thursday, March 28, 2019   A memorial service will be held for Donnie Ruth (Strom) Wilson, 80, of Lockhart, Texas, at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Lockhart.She died Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Wilson was born Jan. 30, 1939, to Frank and Frankie Nell (Fulcher) Strom in San Angelo, Texas. She was raised in San Angelo and El Paso, Texas, before moving to Clinton, where she graduated from Clinton High School in 1957.After graduating she married John M. Wilson of Canute.She continued her education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and in 1965 graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 1975, she earned her…

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    Barbara Hummel

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019   Chapel services will be held for Barbara Jean Hummel, 83, of Cordell at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.She died Monday, March 25, 2019, at Cordell Christian Home.Hummel was born Feb. 7, 1936, to James Smith and Iva (Jackson) Smith in El Dorado, Kan., where she attended grade school and high school. She served on the journalism staff as a proofreader for the school paper and was also a business manager for the school’s annual. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1954.On Sept. 27, 1952, she married Robert Eugene Hummel, also from El Dorado, in Arkansas. Hummel was a stay-at-home mother for…

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    Jack Warner

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019   Jack Doyle Warner, 97, of Hammon, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hammon. He was born at Hammon on Oct. 9, 1921, to E.J. and Rebecca Jane (Cox) Warner. Warner proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December 1939 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was a prisoner-of-war for 42 months while serving in World War II, during which time he escaped twice.He married June Elaine Brown on March 4, 1946, in Elk City. Warner was preceded in death by his wife. Memorials may be made to Hammon First United Methodist Church or Hammon Senior Citizen Center, in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707,…

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    Melissa Hatch

    Friday, March 22, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Melissa Ann Hatch, 49, of Clinton at 10 a.m. today in the Hammon Indian Community Building in Hammon.She died Monday, March 18, 2019, at AllianceHealth hospital in Midwest City.Hatch was born July 3, 1969, to Mark Hatch Sr. and Freda Ridgebear Hatch in Clinton. She was raised in Hammon and graduated from Hammon High School. On Oct. 1, 2010, she married Larry Howling Buffalo in Clinton. She was employed as a waitress with the Ute Mountain Casino in Towaoc, Colo.Hatch was a member of the Baptist Church and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.She was preceded in death by…

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    Arlie Arther

    Friday, March 22, 2019   Funeral services for Arlie Arther, 88, of Hydro and formerly of Clinton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.Arther died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Maple Lawn Manor Nursing Home in Hydro.Arlie Edward Arther was born May 30, 1930, to Edward and Lavernia (Cariker) Arther in Shamrock. He was raised in Oilton, where he attended school. His family moved to Ada during his senior year and he graduated from Ada High School in 1948. He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma, where he worked on a degree in music. Arther later moved to California and was employed by United…

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    Michael Robertson

    Thursday, March 21, 2019   A memorial service will be held for Michael Dean Robertson, 54, of Clinton at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Clinton.He died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Midwest City.Robertson was born Sept. 11, 1964, to Marion Wayne and Elshirlene Mae (Powers) Robertson in Oklahoma City. He was raised in Cogar and graduated from high school in Binger. On Aug. 14, 2004, he married Sarina Pool in Cogar. Robertson was a member of the Country Chapel Church in Cogar. He loved guitars and riding his Harley, and had a reputation as a very hard worker.Survivors include his wife, of Clinton; a step-daughter, Kandi Pool, and…

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    Delfred White Crow

    Thursday, March 21, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Pastor Delfred White Crow, 74, local evangelist, at 1 p.m. Friday in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Community Building east of Clinton.He died Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Burns Flat.White Crow was born Nov. 22, 1944, to Susie (White Turtle) and Alfred White Crow in Abilene, Texas, and he attended school in Clinton.As a young man he worked for Sequoyah Mills Furniture Factory in Elk City and the Eismen Mud Company in Clinton. He accepted the Lord in 1969, and that became his focus for the next 50 years. As a pastor he impacted many lives on reservations in the U.S. and Canada.…

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    Nancy Kirkpatrick

    Thursday, March 21, 2019   Nancy Lou Kirkpatrick, age 71 of Moore, passed from this life Monday, March 18, 2019 in Sand Springs.A celebration of life service will be Saturday, 2:00 p.m., March 23, 2019 at Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs with Reverend Blake Canterbury officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Mobley-Groesbeck Funeral Service of Sand Springs.Nancy was born on August 21, 1947 in Hollis, Oklahoma to Herbert (Hub) and Juanita (Harvill) Stanley. She graduated from Hollis High School class of 1965 where she was in band and was a baton twirler. Nancy married Larry W. Kirkpatrick February 18, 1967 in Hollis. They moved to Clinton, Oklahoma…

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    Roberta Wermy

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019   Funeral services for Roberta Wermy, 85, of Clinton will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church. She died Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the Southwest Memorial Hospital in Lawton.Roberta Ann Wermy was born Aug. 13, 1933, to Edward G. Burns and Birdie (Kias) Burns in Concho. She was raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. On Aug. 16, 1958, she married Glenn Wermy in Clinton, where the couple also made their home. Wermy retired after 45 years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services in medical records administration.She was a faithful and active member of the First…

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    Carmileta Hughes

    Saturday, March 16, 2019   Funeral services will be held for Carmileta Hughes, 83, of Arapaho at 10 a.m. today at the Church of Christ, 2601 Custer Ave. in Clinton.She died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the Weatherford Regional Hospital.Carmileta May ( Kenney) Hughes was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Canute. She was raised on the family farm, where she helped her father with the cattle and did many other farm chores. She attended Stafford Schools and graduated from Stafford High School in 1953. On June 20, 1953, she married Jim Hughes at Foss. The couple first made their home in Clinton but soon after returned to the Foss Lake area to…

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    George Dinkle

    Friday, March 15, 2019   A memorial service will be held for George Edgar Dinkle, 87, former New Mexico resident and now of Corn, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Berean Baptist Church in Albuquerque, N.M. He died Friday, March 8, 2019, at Corn Heritage Village in Corn.Dinkle was born Aug. 29, 1931, to Herman and Etoyle (Jacobs) Dinkle in Hereford, Texas. He was raised in New Mexico and graduated from Stanley High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served for four years. He was honorably discharged in April of 1955. On Aug. 29, 1959, he married Cowena Price and the couple made their home in Albuquerque. Dinkle was a…

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    Richard Settles

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 A funeral service was held for Richard L. Settles, 82, at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel. He died in March of 2019 in Weatherford.Settles was born Nov. 7, 1936, to Richard and Dorothy (Lindsey) Settles in Putnam. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1955 and then enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. Following four years of service he attended college and then began working at Tinker Air Force Base. He married Charlotte Hutson in Ridgecrest, Calif. Settles loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Sherryl Rudder and husband Will, and Melody K.…

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    Josephine Giles

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 Graveside services will be held for Josephine Traudt Giles, 100, at 2 p.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Cemetery near Clinton.Giles died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Nowata. She was born Aug. 8, 1918, on a farm outside of Corn to Henry and Margaret (Seitzman) Traudt. She attended a country school two miles from her home until the eighth grade. She completed her education in the 1970s by obtaining a GED, an accomplishment she was very proud of.She began working in Clinton and married Clifford Giles, a local farmer. They farmed together for 30 years until his passing in 1970. She then began a second career working at Clinton…

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    Terrence Davis

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 Memorial services will be held for Terrence Shawn Davis, 59, of Clinton at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. He died Sunday, March 10, 2019, in his home in Clinton.Davis was born June 7, 1959, in Pomona, Calif., to Robert L. and Loydale (Tompkins). He was raised in Pomona and graduated from Garey High School in 1978.  He worked at the Red Collar dog food plant in Clinton and enjoyed keeping up on current events and spending time with his family.He was preceded in death by his parents.Survivors include two sisters, Teresa Davis of Clinton and Cynthia Harper of Windsor, Colo.; two brothers, Forrest Oates of…

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    Wally Watt

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 A viewing for Wally Watt, 85, of Clinton will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday in the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.She died Sunday, March 10, 2019 in her Clinton home.Watt was born March 19, 1933, to Friedrich and Friedereka (Kessler) Noll in Giessen, Germany. She was raised in Germany and attended school during World War II. She married  Kenneth D. Watt in Germany, and in 1965 the couple moved to Oklahoma. Watt was a member of the Lutheran Church and enjoyed bowling and coloring.She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Getrud.Survivors include three daughters, Ingrid Williams and husband Tom of Arapaho, Christiane Lawton of Clinton,…

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    Hermina Klein

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019   A mass of Christian burial will be held for Hermina Klein, 94, of Custer County at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Klein died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Corn Heritage Village in Weatherford. She was born June 1, 1924, to Otto and Anna (Schmalz) Huber in Independence, and was raised and attended school in the Independence and Custer City areas. She began farming at a young age on her family’s farm. On Sept. 28, 1943, she married Clements Klein in Anthon, where the couple made their home. They lived for a short time in San Angelo, Texas, while Mr. Klein served in the military.…

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    Gilberto Roque

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019   Gilberto Roque, 60, of Chicago, Ill., and formerly of Butler, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at his home in Chicago.He was born Aug. 5, 1958, to Manuel Roque and Luisa Baca in Rochelle, Ill., and was raised in Butler by his mother and older siblings. As a teen Roque was a migrant worker in Teresa, Wis., and each summer picked strawberries, tomatoes and cherries in Oklahoma. At 18 he began working in the oil fields on the seismograph crew. He worked in the oil fields several years, moving to Pomona, Calif., for a time before moving to Chicago, where he worked at Lakefront Roofing Supply for 23…

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    Herminia Klein

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019   A mass of Christian burial will be held for Herminia Klein, 94, of Custer County at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Klein died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Corn Heritage Village in Weatherford. She was born June 1, 1924, to Otto and Anna (Schmalz) Huber in Independence, and was raised and attended school in the Independence and Custer City areas. She began farming at a young age on her family’s farm. On Sept. 28, 1943, she married Clements Klein in Anthon, where the couple made their home. They lived for a short time in San Angelo, Texas, while Mr. Klein served in the military.…

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    Laura Anderson

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019   Funeral services for Laura J. Anderson, 78, of Clinton will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.Anderson died Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.Laura Janette (Ross) Anderson was born April 19, 1940, to Riley and Laura Jo (Wynn) Ross in Elk City. She was raised in the Sayre area and graduated from Sayre High School. On March 7, 1987, she married Lonnie Anderson in Clinton. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and enjoyed interior decorating, arts, crafts, refinishing furniture and family gatherings.Anderson was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Linda Laws.Survivors…

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    Marlene Pauls

    Saturday, March 9, 2019   Funeral services for Marlene Faye (Dick) Pauls, 83, of Corn, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church. She died Thursday, March 7, 2019.Marlene Faye (Dick) Pauls was born Sept. 4, 1935, to C.H. Dick and Marie (Gossen) Dick. She grew up on the farm with her brother Wesley and three sisters Linda, Orpa, and Margaret.She went to Greenfield Elementary School and graduated high school from Corn Bible Academy. She put her faith in Christ as a youth, was baptized, and joined the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was a church librarian. She married…

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    Aaron Avery

    Saturday, March 9, 2019   A Celebration of Life service was held Thursday for Michael “Aaron” Avery, 41, of Edmonds, Wash., at Smith-Wright Adult Family Group Home in Edmonds, Wash. He died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Wash. Avery was born June 8, 1977, to Drake McDannold and Deborah Avery in Seattle, Wash., where he was raised. His sense of humor and positive attitude gained him many friends over the years. Spending time with his family, friends and caregivers was one of his greatest joys in life.Avery was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dwain Avery; his step-grandfather, Don Scofield; his great-grandparents, Alonzo and Elsie Avery, Robert Gibbs Sr. and…

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    Judy Lauer

    Friday, March 8, 2019   Memorial services for Judy Lauer, 78, former Arapaho resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hillcrest Congregational Church in Montrose, Colo.She died Feb. 24, 2019. She was born Judy Ellen Gorshing on March 31, 1940, in Arapaho, to Mildred and Albert Gorshing. After finishing Arapaho High School in 1958, she attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she was a part of the Women’s Honor Society. She graduated with a BA in chemistry and English in 1962. She furthered her education at Western State Colorado University, where she earned a master’s in counseling in 1974. Over many years she taught chemistry and English and even…

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    Hester Smith

    Thursday, March 7, 2019   Funeral services for Hester Mae Smith, 94, former Clinton resident, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bethany Baptist Church. She died Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Landmark Nursing Home in Midwest City.Hester Mae (Townsend) Smith was born July 16, 1924, to Willie and Martha (Kerr) Townsend in Caldwell, Texas. She was raised and attended school in Tunis, Texas, until she was 15 and then moved to Caldwell where she completed high school.She married Jewel Lee Smith Feb. 1, 1942, in Caldwell and in 1945 they made their home in Clinton. She worked as a nurse’s aid at the Tuberculosis Sanitarium starting in…

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    Robert Anders

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019   Funeral services for Robert Earl Anders, 67, former Weatherford fire chief, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Herold Mennonite Church in Bessie.He died Monday, March 4, 2019, in Clinton.He was born Sept. 11, 1951, in San Augustine, Texas, to Aubrey and Billie (Wade) Anders.He was raised in Texas, but moved to Clinton his sophomore year and graduated Clinton High School in 1970.He began his career in firefighting as a volunteer with the Bessie Fire Department and joined the Weatherford Fire Department in 1981. He worked his way to the chief position, retiring in 2006.Mr. Anders was a member of the Herold Mennonite Church,…

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    Derman Shepherd

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019   Funeral services for Derman Lyle Shepherd, 80, of Clinton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Free Will Baptist Church in Clinton.He died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at his home.Mr. Shepherd was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Marysville, Calif., the son of Devert and Geraldeen (Clifton) Shepherd. At the age of 3, they relocated to the Custer City area. He went to Independence School until consolidation where he then graduated from Custer Schools in 1956. Shortly after graduation, he married Betty Friesen July 24, 1957. They established a home and moved as needed for his job in road construction, including his help with building a portion…