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    Jay Thomas Underwood

    Jay Thomas Underwood News Staff Thu, 03/19/2020 – 13:10 In-page image(s) Body Jay Thomas Underwood of Ponca City passed away early Sunday evening, March 15, 2020 in Oklahoma City, surrounded by family and love. Jay was born to Tony and Jean Underwood on December 18th, 1991; he was 28 years old. Jay graduated from Ponca City Senior High School in 2010. Jay enjoyed every minute of high school life, from playing varsity basketball to spending time with friends. He then moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Upon graduation, Jay accepted a position…

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    Debra Lea Yates Cannon

    Debra Lea Yates Cannon News Staff Wed, 03/18/2020 – 12:48 In-page image(s) Body Debra Lea Yates Cannon, 67, of Ponca City, OK, passed away on March 16, 2020. A Family Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, March 20, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Debbie was born in Guymon, Oklahoma on June 12, 1952, to parents, Vernon and Barbara (Kimbell) Yates. Her sister, Ruth Ann, was waiting on her at home. The family moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico when Vernon accepted a position as the basketball coach. Debbie started her education in Las Cruces. Another coaching move led…

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    Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson News Staff Wed, 03/18/2020 – 12:48 In-page image(s) Body Mark Thompson of Ponca City passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 with his mother by his side. He was 57 years of age. Mark was born September 3, 1962 in Dallas, Texas to Bernie and Dianna Bassett Thompson. The traditional noon feast is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the OtoeMissouria tribal complex with burial to follow in the Otoe Missouria tribal cemetery under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City. Casketbearers will be Joshua Black, Brad Childs, Joey Hill, Mike Black, John Shotton and Tim Bassett. He grew up in Garland Texas graduating from Lakeview…

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    Glen Olen Adkins

    Glen Olen Adkins News Staff Wed, 03/18/2020 – 12:48 In-page image(s) Body Glen Olen Adkins, 88, formerly of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away early Saturday morning, March 14, 2020 at his residence at Brookdale Bartlesville Assisted Living. Glen was born May 25, 1931 at Ralston, Oklahoma to William McKinley “Bill” Adkins and Ethel F. (Marshall) Adkins. He attended school in Hominy, Grayhorse and Fairfax, graduating with the Fairfax High School Class of 1951. Glen joined the U.S. Air Force on June 19, 1951 and on December 26, that same year, married his high school sweetheart, Dora Agan in Fairfax. Upon his honorable discharge in 1955, Glen went to work in…

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    Sherri Joanne (Adcock) Wiseley

    Sherri Joanne (Adcock) Wiseley News Staff Tue, 03/17/2020 – 12:52 In-page image(s) Body Sherri Joanne (Adcock) Wiseley, 66, of Ponca City, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Sherri was born Dec. 4, 1954, to Elbern and Helen Adcock. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. There will be no funeral scheduled scheduled to to Sherri’s request to be cremated. Obituaries

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    Colleen Agnes Coatney

    Colleen Agnes Coatney News Staff Tue, 03/17/2020 – 12:52 In-page image(s) Body Colleen Agnes “Tibby” Coatney passed away at the age of 90 on March 14, 2020. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 29, 1929 in Ponca City, the daughter of Helen (Schatz) and Rellon Shannon. She graduated from Ponca City High School and attended Stephens College and NOJC where she met her future husband, Kenneth “Red” Coatney. They were married on December 27, 1948. She and Red enjoyed attending bible study with John Young and their lifelong friends the Mertzs, Bradens, and Miles’. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, St.…

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    David Alan Strah Sr.

    David Alan Strah Sr. David Alan Strah Sr. Tue, 03/17/2020 – 12:52 In-page image(s) Body David Alan Strah Sr. passed away at his home, surrounded by his wife and children on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A Rosary Service will be held Tuesday, March 17th, at 6pm at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. David will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery following the Mass. Friends and loved ones may pay their respects on Monday, March 16th, from 1-8pm and Tuesday, March 17th, from 8am-8pm. Pallbearers will be Jack Strah,…

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    Darrell Kirkwood

    Darrell Kirkwood News Staff Tue, 03/17/2020 – 12:52 In-page image(s) Body Darrell Kirkwood, resident of Ponca City, died on Friday, March 13, 2020. He was born on Dec. 4, 1940, in Stratford, Texas, to Benny Kirkwood and Fern Clinkenbeard. His body will be donated to the United Tissue Network. Obituaries

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    Debra Cannon

    Debra Cannon News Staff Tue, 03/17/2020 – 12:52 In-page image(s) Body Debra Cannon, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Monday March 16, 2020. She was 67 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Obituaries

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    Richard Adkins

    Richard Adkins News Staff Sat, 03/14/2020 – 05:56 In-page image(s) Body Richard Adkins, longtime Ponca City resident, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 in Stillwater with his loving family by his side. He was 77 years of age. Richard was born December 21, 1942 in Ponca City to Henry and Bess Harris Adkins. Cremation arrangements are in care of Grace Memorial Chapel and a private service was held. Richard grew up in Ponca City and he graduated from Po High in 1960. Richard met the love of his life Pat Thompson and they were married June 15, 1962 in Ponca City and they made their home in Ponca City. Richard…

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    H. Marie Tapp

    H. Marie Tapp News Staff Sat, 03/14/2020 – 05:56 In-page image(s) Body H. Marie Tapp, longtime Ponca City resident died Monday, March 9, 2020 in Murphy, Texas. She was 92. She moved from Ponca City to Murphy, Texas in 2012. Mrs. Tapp was born January 19, 1928 Northwest of Ponca City, the daughter of Fred E. and Hattie M. (Godberson) Cox. She went to Excelsior rural school and Ponca City schools, graduating from Ponca City High School in 1945. She and William L. Tapp were married May 16, 1948 at the Second Baptist Church in Ponca City. He preceded her in death March 30, 2002. In her early years, she…

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    Fred George Spellman

    Fred George Spellman News Staff Fri, 03/13/2020 – 13:04 In-page image(s) Body Fred George Spellman, 88, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away on March 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020, at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Interment will follow at the Alva City Cemetery, Alva, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Fred was born on November 27, 1931 in Alva, OK, to Fred Braxton Hollingsworth and Bea (Hollen) Spellman. Fred…

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    Randall Jon Schermerhorn

    Randall Jon Schermerhorn News Staff Fri, 03/13/2020 – 13:04 In-page image(s) Body Randall Jon Schermerhorn, Ponca City resident, died Friday, February 28, 2020. He was 80 years old. Randall was born April 26, 1939 in Hugoton, KS. He and his parents, Arnita and Vane, later moved to Larned, KS where he would live until he graduated from Larned High School. Upon graduation, Randall joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served from 1957-1963. During his time in the service, he worked as a sonarman aboard the USS Nicholas, making many lifelong friends. He later attended Kansas State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and eventually a Master’s…

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    Paul Hoecker

    Paul Hoecker News Staff Fri, 03/13/2020 – 13:04 In-page image(s) Body Paul Hoecker of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, in the AllianceHealth – Ponca City at the age of 75 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home. Obituaries

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    David Strah

    David Strah News Staff Fri, 03/13/2020 – 13:04 In-page image(s) Body David Strah, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Thursday March 12, 2020. He was 76 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Obituaries

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    Roberto Urioste

    Roberto Urioste News Staff Thu, 03/12/2020 – 12:22 In-page image(s) Body Roberto Urioste of Ponca City passed away Monday evening at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 72 years of age. Roberto was born April 30, 1947 in Clovis, New Mexico to Joe and Mary Urioste Jr. The memorial mass will be recited 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Cremation arrangements are in care of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City, OK. Roberto grew up in Portales, New Mexico and during that time he met the love of his life, Mabel Garcia and they…

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    Geraldine Francis Matney

    Geraldine Francis Matney News Staff Thu, 03/12/2020 – 12:22 In-page image(s) Body Geraldine Francis “Gerry” (Shierrey) Matney, 79, of Arkansas City, died Tuesday (March 10, 2020) at the South Central Kansas Medical Center of Arkansas City. Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday (March 13, 2020) at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home Chapel. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Cremation has been effected. Gerry was born October 4, 1940, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Harvey and Opal (McAninch) Shierrey. She was reared and educated in Newkirk, graduating from Newkirk High School 1958. She later graduated from American Business College of Wichita. A memorial has been established…

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    Robert Charles Wildgrube

    Robert Charles Wildgrube News Staff Wed, 03/11/2020 – 05:08 In-page image(s) Body Robert Charles Wildgrube, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in Ponca City. Robert Charles Wildgrube was born 5-13-32 in his family home in Peckham. His mother, Alma Bersche and his father Aldof Wildgrube lived on a farm east of Blackwell what was once called Peckham, where they were blessed with twin boys, Robert and William Wildgrube. Robert was the oldest. Robert was from Blackwell class of 1950 where he was a member of the FFA. He served in the US army, raised livestock, milked cows, raised chickens, farmed wheat, soy beans, prairie hay and had the best tomatoes…

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    Robert Andrew Wachtel

    Robert Andrew Wachtel News Staff Wed, 03/11/2020 – 05:08 In-page image(s) Body Robert Andrew “Andy” Wachtel, was born in Jerusalem on December 7, 1962. His favorite joke was that he was born in the same town as Jesus. His father, Alex Wachtel, was a Jewish man who came to know the transforming love of Christ, and his mother Hallie Roberts, a kindhearted woman from Hominy, Oklahoma. Andy went on to marry the love of his life, Pamela Sue Schmelzenbach, on December 31, 1982. They had two daughters together, Jennifer and Amanda, who helped create a family of love and laughter. Following a long career in healthcare, Andy considered one of…

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    Fred B. Hilton Jr.

    Fred B. Hilton Jr. News Staff Wed, 03/11/2020 – 05:08 In-page image(s) Body Fred B. Hilton Jr., age 82, formerly of Ponca City, Oklahoma died March 3, 2020 at his home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma surrounded by his family. Dad was born on May 13, 1937 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Frederick Beauclerc Hilton Sr and Alice Velma Green Hilton. His siblings are Betty A Gidden of Arkansas and John Richard “Ricky” Hilton of Mississippi. He graduated high school in Louisiana and received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Dad went back to school in his 70s to earn his Masters in Psychology from…

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    James Leslie Smith

    James Leslie Smith News Staff Wed, 03/11/2020 – 05:08 In-page image(s) Body On the mild, sunny Thursday afternoon of March 5, 2020 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, James Leslie “Jim” Smith peacefully passed away at the age of 66 from pancreatic cancer that he had been fiercely battling for the last 18 months. Jim was born on November 24, 1953 in Raton, New Mexico to Norman Leslie and Viola Marie Buck Smith. Jim’s father worked for Conoco on the seismograph crew traveling the country for oil exploration. Thus, Jim and his sisters were each born in different states: older sister Joyce in Riverton, Wyoming and younger sister Jo Ann in Houston, Texas.…

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    Marie Tapp

    Marie Tapp News Staff Wed, 03/11/2020 – 05:08 In-page image(s) Body Marie Tapp, resident of Murphy, TX, passed away on Monday March 9, 2020. She was 92 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Obituaries