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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

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    Beulah Marie Sherron

    Beulah Marie Sherron News Staff Tue, 03/10/2020 – 13:23 In-page image(s) Body Beulah Marie Sherron passed away at her home, peacefully, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on March 4, 2020 with family at her bedside. She was born April 2, 1949 at Pawnee Indian Hospital, the daughter of Parrish and Eunice (Cries For Ribs) Williams. After graduating from Marland High School in 1967, she went on to continue her studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She was married to Ronald Lee Sherron on September 24, 1971 in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She went on to raise their 4 children before going back to school and eventually receiving her Associates Degree in…

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    Jacquline Lee Bufton

    Jacquline Lee Bufton News Staff Tue, 03/10/2020 – 13:23 In-page image(s) Body Jacquline Lee Bufton passed away Saturday afternoon the 7th of March 2020 at the age of 70. She was born to Jack and Celia (Bain) Spurlock on Friday the 19th of August 1949 in Kaw City, Oklahoma. Jackie worked at Wentz Camp during her early twenty’s. It was here she met her soulmate Daniel Bufton and on June 22, 1974 they were married at the Camp. Dan and Jackie raised two children; Kenneth and Angelia. Jackie had a heart of gold and a giving nature. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education and spent many years teaching in…

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    Michael David Ward

    Michael David Ward News Staff Tue, 03/10/2020 – 13:23 In-page image(s) Body In Loving Memory of SSG Michael David Ward. Michael David Ward was born on January 4, 1970, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Patricia and Derrell Ward. Mike went to his reward on March 6, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mike attended Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, and went on to study Finance at South Dakota State University. In 1988, Mike joined the US ARMY Reserve and went to Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Advanced initial training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, where he trained as a Specialist in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare. In 1991,…

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    Dorothy E. Brewer

    Dorothy E. Brewer News Staff Sat, 03/07/2020 – 15:23 In-page image(s) Body Dorothy E. Joeckel Brewer, age 87, resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 in Ponca City. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Humanity Hospice, 1109 N. Bryant Ave., Ste, 100, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034. Obituaries

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    William Jack Rennie

    William Jack Rennie News Staff Sat, 03/07/2020 – 15:23 In-page image(s) Body William Jack “Bill” Rennie, born in Ponca City and long-time resident, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the age of 78. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ponca City. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. A man with a love of goodnatured mischief he inherited from his father, Bill always had a glint in his eye that exposed his eagerness to share a full-bodied laugh. And, like his sister, he loved to meet people and keep friends…

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    Ramona L. DeWitt

    Ramona L. DeWitt News Staff Sat, 03/07/2020 – 15:23 In-page image(s) Body Ramona L. DeWitt of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died late Thursday evening, March 5, 2020, in the Stillwater Medical – Blackwell at the age of 94 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home. Obituaries

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    Ervin King Coburn

    Ervin King Coburn News Staff Sat, 03/07/2020 – 15:23 In-page image(s) Body Ervin King Coburn was born March 26th, 1945 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the youngest of six children born to the late Alfred and Ada (Hoskins) Coburn. Ervin was educated in the public schools of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Ervin received many awards while in school. Awards received while attending Ponca City Junior high school, included certificates for participating in Football, Basketball, and Track. Ervin continued receiving awards while attending Ponca City High School, he had the honor of serving as team Co-Captain for the wrestling team. He was the Class AA Regional champion while competing in the 98…

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    Elaine Nicole (Nikki) Irons McGee

    Elaine Nicole (Nikki) Irons McGee News Staff Sat, 03/07/2020 – 15:23 In-page image(s) Body Elaine Nicole (Nikki) Irons McGee left this world Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 4:20 a.m. at the Alliance-Health Hospital in Ponca City. Nikki was born Sept. 23, 1974, in Ponca City to parents Johnny and Jessica Irons. She attended Ponca City Schools throughout her adolescent years. In her careers, she worked at and managed various food service establishments. She made many friends daily while working at Turtles Donut Shop. So many in fact, that she would already have their favorites prepared the moment she saw them walk in. She loved to make others happy, even with…

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    Bill J. Rennie

    Bill J. Rennie News Staff Fri, 03/06/2020 – 14:39 In-page image(s) Body Bill J. Rennie, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Tuesday March 3, 2020. He was 78 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Obituaries

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    James Leslie Pedigo

    James Leslie Pedigo News Staff Fri, 03/06/2020 – 14:39 In-page image(s) Body Funeral services for James Leslie “Sonny” Pedigo, 76, Tonkawa, Oklahoma resident, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tonkawa Event Center with Pastor Phil Erwin and Pastor Josh Reese officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. James Leslie (Sonny) Pedigo was born in Blackwell Ok November 2, 1943 to William Leslie Pedigo and Alice Lovina Jensen Pedigo and passed away peacefully on March 4, 2020 at his residence. . He had 6 brothers: Wayne LeRoy, David Leon, Jerry Ludge,…

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    Elaine Nicole Irons McGee

    Elaine Nicole Irons McGee News Staff Fri, 03/06/2020 – 14:39 In-page image(s) Body Elaine Nicole (Nikki) Irons McGee left this world Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 4:20 a.m. at the Alliance-Health Hospital in Ponca City. Nikki was born Sept. 23, 1974, in Ponca City to parents Johnny and Jessica Irons. She attended Ponca City Schools throughout her adolescent years. In her careers, she worked at and managed various food service establishments. She made many friends daily while working at Turtles Donut Shop. So many in fact, that she would already have their favorites prepared the moment she saw them walk in. She loved to make others happy, even with little…

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    Fred Hilton

    Fred Hilton News Staff Thu, 03/05/2020 – 13:46 In-page image(s) Body Fredrick Beauclerc Hilton, 82, longtime sports editor of The Ponca City News, died Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020, in Tulsa. Services are pending with Grace Memorial Funeral Home. Obituaries

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    Ron Futch

    Ron Futch News Staff Thu, 03/05/2020 – 13:46 In-page image(s) Body Ron Futch, 70, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2020 at his home. Ronnie was born on January 13, 1950 in Amarillo, Texas, to Edie and Harmon Lee Futch. He developed his love of golf and football as a child growing up in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where he spent his summers winning amateur tournaments and horse-playing at the local pool. These skills (mostly golf) would earn him an athletic scholarship to the University of Arkansas where he would be awarded a Varsity Letter in golf and a BS in Business Management in 1973. After college, Ron…