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    Ida Bea Cathey

    Ida Bea (Romine) Cathey, 47, died on Oct. 8, 2019, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Ida was a former Ponca City resident and was living in Hutchinson, Kan. with her husband James Dwayne Cathey. Her parents include Keith and Aleene Romine.

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    Frances Lee Fitzpatrick

    Frances Lee Fitzpatrick Frances Lee Fitzpatrick, longtime Newkirk resident and most recently of Park City, Kan., died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2019 at her home. She was 90. The daughter of Virgil Anson and Zela (Case) Davisson, Frances was born Oct. 13, 1928 at Cushing. In 1932 she moved with her family from her first home in Norman to Newkirk where she attended the first grade. She then attended OK Rural School second grade through the eighth. She received her high school education in Newkirk High School where she graduated with the class of 1946. Following graduation she became employed as an operator for the Newkirk telephone office. On Dec.…

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    Jerry Pride

    Jerry Pride, resident of Shidler, passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019. He was 67 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Marilyn G. Middlebusher

    Marilyn G. Middlebusher Marilyn G. Middlebusher, longtime Ponca City resident passed away Tuesday evening, Oc tober 8, 2019 in Ponca City with her loving family by her side. She was 75 years of age. Marilyn was born on November 9, 1943 in Logansport, Indiana to Herbert and Janet Logan Greensfelder. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 in the First Baptist Church Chapel with Brent McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Ponca City, OK. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel. Marilyn worked for Conoco as a Custodian and Yards and grounds for several…

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    Elizabeth R. Logsdon

    Elizabeth R. “Betty” Logsdon, longtime Newkirk resident, died late Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019 at Via Christi Village, Ponca City. She was 93. Cremation has been effected and service arrangements are pending with Miller-Stahl Funeral Service.

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    Raymond Wayne Whiting

    Raymond Wayne Whiting (Ray) Raymond Wayne Whiting (Ray), also known as “Buster”, was born May 6, 1938 in Bessie, OK. In 1945, he was adopted by Ross and Clodell Whiting. Ray spent his childhood working and playing on the farm just outside Newkirk. In 1957, he joined the U.S. Army and came to be based at Fort Eustis, VA. He was honorably discharged in 1960 at the rank of Corporal. He would later explain to his children that during his time in the Army, he was just like “Radar” from the television show MASH. After attending business school, Ray went to work at Conoco in Ponca City, OK, where he…

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    Betty Schwarz

    Betty Schwarz Betty Schwarz, life-long resident of Ponca City, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Via Christi Village following a short illness. She was 94 years old. Betty was born on September 7, 1925 to Lilly Rose Leach and Julius John Sherbon in Ponca City. She attended schools in Ponca City, graduating from Ponca City High School in 1943. Shortly after graduating, Betty started her long working career at Continental Oil Company. She worked in oil and gas royalty accounting for 41 years, retiring in 1985. Betty married Gilbert Schwarz on October 23, 1954 in Oklahoma City. They were married nearly 58 years before Gilbert’s passing in 2012.…

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    Dorthey Jane Murrell

    Dorthey Jane Murrell Dorthey Jane Murrell of Ponca City, Oklahoma, went home to be with her Lord on September 30th, at 1:30 PM, just 4 days short of her 85th birthday. She was born October 3rd, 1934 in Morris, Oklahoma to John Henry and Hattie Mable Murrell. Dorthey was the oldest of 9 children, Eva, Naomi, Sammy, Helen, Betty, Sharon, Margie and Theda. Her father was a preacher that started churches in Perkins and Cushing, Oklahoma. Dorthey started playing piano in the church at the age of 10. She married Eldon Burch of Lone Wolf, OK at the age of 16 and had four sons, John, Roger, Ronnie and Eddie,…

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    Dorthey Jane Murrell

    Dorthey Jane Murrell Dorthey Jane Murrell of Ponca City, Oklahoma, went home to be with her Lord on September 30th, at 1:30 PM, just 4 days short of her 85th birthday. She was born October 3rd, 1934 in Morris, Oklahoma to John Henry and Hattie Mable Murrell. Dorthey was the oldest of 9 children, Eva, Naomi, Sammy, Helen, Betty, Sharon, Margie and Theda. Her father was a preacher that started churches in Perkins and Cushing, Oklahoma. Dorthey started playing piano in the church at the age of 10. She married Eldon Burch of Lone Wolf, OK at the age of 16 and had four sons, John, Roger, Ronnie and Eddie,…

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    Jimmie Curlee Daniel

    Jimmie Curlee Daniel Jimmie Curlee Daniel of Ponca City, OK passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2019. He was 82 years of age. Jimmie was born October 29,1936 in Ponca City, OK to Pink and Trudie Daniel. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, October 7, 2019 at Albright Methodist Church. Pastor Tracy Ivy will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel. Jimmie grew up east of Newkirk and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1955. He then served in the army from 1955 to 1957 in which he served in the Korean War. Jimmie married the love of his life, Mary Jane Myers in…

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    Jimmie Curlee Daniel

    Jimmie Curlee Daniel Jimmie Curlee Daniel of Ponca City, OK passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2019. He was 82 years of age. Jimmie was born October 29,1936 in Ponca City, OK to Pink and Trudie Daniel. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, October 7, 2019 at Albright Methodist Church. Pastor Tracy Ivy will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel. Jimmie grew up east of Newkirk and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1955. He then served in the army from 1955 to 1957 in which he served in the Korean War. Jimmie married the love of his life, Mary Jane Myers in…

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    Eleanor Rose Scott Eatherly

    Eleanor Rose Scott Eatherly Eleanor Rose Scott Eatherly, 92, passed away on September 25, 2019, in The Villages, Florida. Eleanor (also known as Scottie to her friends and GoGo to her family) was born on September 6, 1927, in Studley, Kansas, as the third child of George Winfield and Margaret Pearl (Jones) Scott. Raised with six sisters and one brother, she moved to Alamo, Texas, at the age of fourteen. After graduating from PSJA High School, she joined the Cadet Nurses Corp in San Antonio, Texas, where she attended classes at College and Academy of the Incarnate Word and Santa Rosa Hospital. She married James Roland Eatherly in 1950 before…

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    Eleanor Rose Scott Eatherly

    Eleanor Rose Scott Eatherly Eleanor Rose Scott Eatherly, 92, passed away on September 25, 2019, in The Villages, Florida. Eleanor (also known as Scottie to her friends and GoGo to her family) was born on September 6, 1927, in Studley, Kansas, as the third child of George Winfield and Margaret Pearl (Jones) Scott. Raised with six sisters and one brother, she moved to Alamo, Texas, at the age of fourteen. After graduating from PSJA High School, she joined the Cadet Nurses Corp in San Antonio, Texas, where she attended classes at College and Academy of the Incarnate Word and Santa Rosa Hospital. She married James Roland Eatherly in 1950 before…

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    Billie Maxine Dale

    Billie Maxine Dale Billie Maxine Dale passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, at her home in Arkansas City, Kansas surrounded by her loving family at the age of 90. Billie was born in Fairfax, Oklahoma on August 31, 1929 to Harry and Bernice (Harp) Sisseck. Billie attended school in Cherryville, Kansas and graduated in 1947 from Cherryville High. She continued her education by receiving her Associate’s Degree in Nursing majoring in Respiratory Therapy. Billie enjoyed her career as a respiratory therapist working at the hospital in Ponca City for many years. While working and raising her daughters; Shirley Rene and Tenna Fay, she made time to support her girls and…

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    Raymond Wayne Whiting

    Raymond Wayne Whiting, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Monday September 30, 2019. He was 81 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Robert Wayne Martin

    Robert Wayne “Robbie” Martin Robert Wayne “Robbie” Martin, resident of Gordo, AL and formerly of Newkirk, died Sunday, September 27, 2019 in Aliceville, AL. He was 47. The son of Wayne Martin and Ruth Lawrence Martin Raub, Robbie was born April 22, 1972 in Wellington, Kansas. He was an employee of Lewis Brothers Lumber Company in Aliceville, AL and attended Gordo First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Hope Murko-Martin; daughters, Annie Wiechman and husband Josh of Wichita, Jessica Young and husband Tyler of Reform, AL, Lauren Grace Murko and Emma Murko both of Gordo; sons, Dustin Hollingsworth and wife Sarah, Levi Thomison and wife Kaylie, all…

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    Mary Pratt

    Mary Pratt of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Monday evening, September 30, 2019, at her home at the age of 73 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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    Lester Wood

    Lester (Dwaine) Wood Lester (Dwaine) Wood, longtime Ponca City resident, passed away Sunday September 29, 2019 in McLoud, OK with his family by his side. He was 81 years of age. Dwaine was born April 18, 1938 in Ponca City, OK to Lester C. and Bennie Ruth Barnett Wood. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City. Cremation will follow in care of Grace Memorial Chapel. Dwaine grew up in Tonkawa and he graduated in 1956. He married the love of his life Doris Huston and they made their home in Ponca City. He worked for several companies; City…

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    Paul Edward Ellis

    Paul Edward Ellis Paul Edward Ellis passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was born on April 22, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Rufus and Ethel Ellis. He graduated from Wainwright High School in Wainwright, Oklahoma and graduated with a B.A. from Northeastern Oklahoma University in 1957. Paul served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1949 and from 1952 to 1954. He served on the U.S.S. Epping Forest during the Korean Conflict. Paul moved to Ponca City in 1957 to work in the accounting department of Conoco Oil Company. In 1962, he transferred to Conoco’s mineral-lease department, where he spent the rest of his career…

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    Melvin L. Bethel

    Melvin L. “Meb” Bethel, 87, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 in Pawhuska. Meb was born January 18, 1932 to Charlie and Mamie Pearl (Yocum) Bethel in Foraker, OK. He married Linda Sue Thomison in Pawhuska, OK on September 10, 1953. They had seven children. He worked all of his life as a truck driver. When he wasn’t on the road, he was home spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and caring for his dogs. Meb is survived by his daughters Sue Ballard of Bartlesville, and Cindy Falder and husband Ken of Pawhuska; his son John Bethel of Shidler; his grandchildren Megan and Charlie…

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    William Harold Castor

    William Harold “Bill” Castor On September 25, 2019, William Harold “Bill” Castor, loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, died at the age of 76 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Bill was born on August 8, 1943, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Harold Chester Castor and Delia Catherine (Franklin) Castor. For most of his childhood, Bill and his older sister, Adelia Nell (Castor) Hanson, were raised by his mother, Delia, and her parents, Dr. William Albert “W.A” Franklin and Nell Lois “Nellie” (Baker) Franklin in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bill graduated from Ponca City High School in 1961, Oklahoma State University in 1965, and the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1968. On August…

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    Paul Ellis

    Paul Ellis, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Thursday September 26, 2019. He was 89 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Sandra Jean (Colton) Arnold

    Sandra “Sandy” Jean (Colton) Arnold passed away Sept 25,2019 in Wichita, Ks. She was born February 1, 1952 in Colby, Kansas to Kenneth & Shirley Colton. In elementary school, they moved to Oakley Kansas, where she graduated from high school in 1970. Sandy met her husband Bob during the summer of 1976 while he was on harvest and she was working as a John Deere parts girl. They were married December 18, 1976 and resided in Braman, Ok and later Blackwell. Bob and Sandy became parents to Kira, Bonnie, Sara, and Levi during their 43 year union. During her life, Sandy focused on drawing closer to God, raising her children,…

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    Primitiva Cruz Pablo

    Primitiva “Ebeng” Cruz Pablo Primitiva “Ebeng” Cruz Pablo, age 93, of Ponca City, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Frisco, TX. Friends and loved ones may pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday, September 26 from 8am-8pm with a Rosary Service at 6pm in the chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, September 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Zak Boazman officiating. Following the Mass, Primitiva will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ponca City. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Primitiva’s life began on July 23, 1926 to…