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    William “Bill” Pfannenstiel

    William “Bill” Pfannenstiel, 75, of Pittsburg, Kansas, passed away at 11:57 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1944, in Lebanon, Kansas, to Jacob and Magdalen (Geist) Pfannenstiel. On September 4, 1965, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Susan Bittel at St. Mary’s Church in Ellis, Kansas. Bill’s education included a BA in political science from Fort Hays State University in 1966 and a BS in education from University of Kansas […]

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    Lenora “Ruth” Stephens

    Lenora “Ruth” Stephens, 65, a longtime Miami resident and Pastor’s Wife passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at her home.Ruth was born April 30, 1954 to George and Mary (Buzzard) Davis in Ukiah, California. She graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1972, just after marrying Mike Stephens in December of 1971. Together, they traveled across America, preaching and singing the Gospel. In 1996, Ruth and her husband Mike settled in Oklahoma.Ruth loved playing the piano […]

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    Mary Ellen (Knighten) Reichstadt

    The daughter of Robert Franklin Knighten and Cora Esther (Miller) Knighten, Mary was born the eighth of eleven children in Pawhuska, Osage County, OK, on May 29, 1927. During the Great Depression, to better their family situation, her family moved from Oklahoma to Arizona, where the family ran a small dairy farm, near Peoria, AZ, and where Mary also attended grammar school. Her mother, Esther, thought they could again better themselves, so the family ran a grocery […]

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    Ralph E. Wilburn

    Ralph E. Wilburn, age 71, lifelong resident of Miami, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Freeman Hospital.Ralph was born on October 18, 1948 to Edward and Wilma (Jones) Wilburn in Miami, Oklahoma and graduated from Miami High School.  He received his Pharmacy Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK.  Upon graduation, he returned to Miami, where he founded Wilburn Pharmacy, which he owned and […]

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    Susan Louise Bagby Ott

    Susan Louise Bagby Ott of Hartshorne, Oklahoma passed away October 11, 2019.  Funeral will be Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10 a.m. at Assembly of God church in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Graveside service will be Monday, October 28, 2019, 2 p.m. at Glen Abby Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma. 

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    Kayla Shawn Billings

    Kayla Shawn Billings 10, of Miami Oklahoma passed away on October 15, 2019. She would have been 11 years old November 7th.Kayla was born on November 7, 2008. She loved music, art and was secretly a mermaid and loved to swim. She loved to dance, sing and dress boldly. She enjoyed to get into her sisters closet and play dress up with her clothing and do make overs with her sister and friends. She was compassionate. She was stubborn but caring. Kayla loved telling imaginative stories, […]

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    Raymond Laverne Judkins

    On October 20, 2019, Raymond Laverne Judkins regained his memory and his freedom from his toughest opponent ever, Alzheimer’s. His battle has ended and he remains a champion. His greatest fans throughout this battle and his entire life were his wife Judy Judkins, his brothers Gene Judkins, David Judkins and Wayne Judkins, children Mike and Terie Judkins, Tim and Edie Ingram, Brett and Becky Crowe, his grandchildren Matt Judkins, Todd and Brianna Judkins, Brittany Crowe and Bailey Crowe […]

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    Eldon Arnold Gibson

    Eldon Arnold Gibson, seventy-five-year-old Narcissa, Oklahoma, resident passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Joplin, Missouri.Eldon was born on February 15, 1944, in Fairview, Oklahoma, to Irvin and Voyed (Parmentor) Gibson, the youngest of eleven brothers and sisters. Eldon proudly served his country in the United States Army. It was in the Army that he learned to be a Lineman. After the Army Eldon worked as a Lineman for REC, OGIE and the City of Miami, as well as being […]

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    Laura Loehr

    Laura Loehr, 95, of Fairland, OK passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family as she made her entrance into heaven. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, October 15, 2019 at the Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairland between 6 – 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church in Fairland, Wednesday morning, October 16th at 10:00 am. With Pastors Truman Brady, Gary […]

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    Dorothy Mae Sherwood Hinshaw

    Dorothy Mae Sherwood Hinshaw, 92, went into the arms of her precious Savior Monday, October 15, 2019, in Miami, Oklahoma. She was born in the family house near Wyandotte, Oklahoma, on May 24, 1927, to James and Rosa Sherwood and attended the Wyandotte Schools through all 12 grades. On August 5, 1947, she married Harold Neal Hinshaw from Rose Hill, Kansas. They were married 53 years before he passed away. They raise six children in Wichita, Kansas. She […]

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    Bonnie Lee Melton

    Bonnie Lee Melton1931-2019Bonnie Lee (Blackburn) Melton, age 88, passed peacefully at home in Miami, Oklahoma on October 9, 2019. Bonnie was born September 7, 1931 in Hallett, Oklahoma to Edward and Lena (Burton) Blackburn. Raised on the family farm in Hallett, Bonnie moved to Tulsa shortly after graduating from high school. While working in Tulsa, Bonnie met her future husband, Bill Melton. Bonnie and Bill were married on April 5, 1956, and were […]

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    Daniel G. “Danny” Randolph

    Daniel G. “Danny” Randolph, 65, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. at his home lovingly surrounded by his family. Danny was born January 29, 1954 in Afton, Oklahoma the son of Carl and Betty (Walden) Randolph. He married Sharon O’Grady in 1983 in Miami, Oklahoma, she survives in Marion. He worked in maintenance for local hospitals. Danny enjoyed coin collecting, spending time with his grandson Xander building things, taking long walks […]

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    Marc Alan Holderfield

    Funeral services for Marc Alan Holderfield age 47 of Branson, Missouri will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Pastor Phil McKinley officiating.  Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery in Branson.He passed away on October 5, 2019 at Cox Health Center in Branson.He was born on November 20, 1971 in Joplin, Missouri the son of Jimmy and Deborah Cruzan […]

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    Cleo LeRoy Mills

    Cleo LeRoy Mills 85, of Girard, KS died 4:45am Saturday October 5, 2019 at his home following an illness. Cleo was born October 6, 1933 in Southwest City, MO to Clifton and Lillian (Parrish) Mills. Cleo grew up in North Miami, Oklahoma and has been a longtime resident of Southeast Kansas. Cleo was a Veteran of the United States Army retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant serving from 1954-1974.On October 28, 1980 Cleo married Judy K. Graham in Miami, OK; she survives at the home. […]

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    Charles T. Williamson

    Charles T. Williamson, 92, of Miami, passed away October 3, 2019. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 7, at the First Christian Church in Miami. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, also at First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Williams Timberhill Cemetery. Services entrusted to Thomas & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Welch.

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    Paul Russell Fisher

    Paul Russell Fisher, 89, of Miami passed away at Higher Call Nursing Center in Quapaw on Friday, October 4, 2019. Mr. Fisher was born on January 2, 1930 in Comstock, Nebraska to George R. and Zona Viola (Morris) Fisher. He was born and raised on a farm in Comstock and graduated high school there. Paul attained his Master’s in Education and worked for many years as a teacher, coach, and principal in Kansas. While he lived in Oswego he was active in the Senior Center there. Mr. Fisher […]

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    Orletha May Gray

    Orletha May Gray, 94, of Jenks, Oklahoma, died Oct. 1, 2019 in Tulsa. A former longtime resident of Afton, Oklahoma, and Loveland, Colorado, she was born June 22, 1925 to Clifford and Lennie Ellis of Centralia, Oklahoma. Orletha married Everette W. Gray in 1948 and they lived on a farm south of Afton for 30 years before moving to Colorado in 1978. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Afton, and Derby Hill Baptist Church in Loveland, Colorado. […]

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    Mary Doris Orcutt Payton Brewer

    Mary Doris Orcutt Payton Brewer of Miami, Oklahoma passed from this life Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Integris Miami Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 85. Mary was born May 4, 1934 in Borger, Texas to Vernon and Lucille (Haughn) Orcutt. Her first marriage to Fred L. Payton of 21 years ended in divorce. She then married Captain Kenneth H. Brewer, he preceded her in death in 1989. She is also preceded in death by her parents, a brother Vernon (VJ) Orcutt […]