Aileen Winifred Hardwick, 95, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Enid, Okla.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Lamont First United Methodist Church. Rev. Vera Walton, pastor, will officiate. All those attending the service are invited to a light luncheon, hosted by the family, following the service. Interment will be in Lamont Cemetery following the luncheon. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Aileen was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Salt Fork, Okla., to Ernest O. and Myrtle Smalley Brewer.
She attended grade school in Salt Fork and the first three years of high school in Lamont. During her high school years, the family moved to Lamont, where her father was the local banker. Her senior year, she transferred to Tonkawa High School, where she graduated in 1933. She continued her education at Northern Oklahoma College, graduating with a business associate’s degree in 1935.
In 1936, Aileen was united in marriage to Archel M. Muegge. To this union, three children were born, Don, Sharon and Susan. In 1962, Archel died of a heart attack.
Immediately after his death, she began working at the State Exchange Bank in Lamont, holding the office of cashier, vice president and president during her banking career.
In 1964, she married Merle Hardwick, the local postmaster, who himself was a widower with three children, Gary, Merlene and Tim.
Aileen retired from the bank in 1982. The couple continued their involvement in the Lamont community with their families, investing much of their time and resources in the work of Lamont First United Methodist Church. Aileen served as church organist for more than 50 years. In addition, she was a member of Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary and United Methodist Women.
Aileen was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Myrtle Brewer; her first husband, Archel Muegge; daughter, Sharon Muegge Hall; brother, Eugene O. Brewer; sister, Ernestine Brewer Mendenhall; and half-sister, Ruby Brewer Schug.
Surviving are husband, Merle of the home; Don E. Muegge and wife Bonnie of Lamont; Susan A. Mohler and husband David of Shell Knob, Mo.; Gary Hardwick and wife Gwen of Byers, Colo.; Merlene Hardwick Smith and husband Stan of Stoutland, Mo.; and Tim Hardwick and wife Janice of Altus, Okla. Aileen also is survived by 13 grandchildren, Dea Muegge Rash, Chad Muegge, Clay Muegge, Nancy Hall Hohmann, Mark Hall, Sara Hall Smith, Kevin Mohler, Jason Mohler, Chris Hardwick, Carrie Hardwick Reinhold, Michelle Hardwick Kilgo, Ross Smith and Angie Smith Lasley; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Condolences for the family may be sent to CMuegge@sebok.us.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Lamont First United Methodist Church, with State Exchange Bank, P.O. Box 7, Lamont, OK 74643 acting as custodian, or charity of donor’s choice.
(Submitted by family)
Aileen Winifred Hardwick, 95, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Enid, Okla.
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Herman Leroy Davis
Funeral service for Herman Davis, 71, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Lyle Buller officiating.
Burial will follow in Enid Cemetery.
Herman was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Clinton, Okla., to Herman and Berdeen (Hays) Davis and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Herman graduated from Clinton High School and attended college at SWOSU in Weatherford.
Inez Mae Peters Viers
Memorial service for Inez Mae Peters Viers will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tom Pullin will officiate. A private burial of her cremains will follow in Covington Cemetery.
Inez was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Covington, Okla., at the home of her parents, C.D. and Inez Peters. She died in Enid, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the age of 93.
Inez Mae Peters grew up in Covington, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Covington High School in 1938.
Inez Mae joined Covington Free Methodist Church as a young child. She was quite active and played the piano, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society.
After high school, Inez Mae went to Central College in McPherson, Kan. She majored in education and teaching. She attended for two years.
After two years, she came home to be with her mother who was then alone with the death of her father in 1940.
Robert Dale Miller
Robert Dale Miller, born Oct. 16, 1951, in Enid, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Martha (McGann) Miller.
Surviving are his brother, Richard Miller of Dallas; his wife, Sheryl; daughter, Sarah and family; and son, Zachary and wife.
Bob attended Coolidge and Longfellow, graduating from Enid High in 1969.
Larry Earl Henderson
Larry was born Aug. 26, 1949, and passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Service will be at the Columbarium at Fort Sill National Cemetery at a later time.
He is survived by three children, Angela Goodman, Larry W. Henderson and Brian Henderson; five grandchildren, Chandler Henderson, Julie and Jeffery Glenn, Zackary and Adin Henderson, all of Hennessey; one brother, David Henderson of Edmond; and two sisters, Mary Fiala of Texas and Nancy Mann of Enid.
Raymond Buck Parrack
Graveside service for Raymond Buck Parrack, 96, of Waukomis, Okla., will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Calvin Cemetery, Calvin, Okla., under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, Okla.
Buck was born Sept. 22, 1917, and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
James E. Terrill
A memorial service will be held at a later date for James Terrill, 65, of Fairview, Okla.
James was born Sept. 26, 1948, in Wichita, Kan., and died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Enid, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and James Balding, and wife, Laura.
Frances M. Willenbring
Mass of Christian burial for Frances M. Willenbring will be noon Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Irwin will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Frances was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Enid, Okla., to Louis H. Willenbring and May Virginia (Roever) Willenbring and died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at The Commons.
James Edward 'Jim' Goddard
James Edward “Jim” Goddard was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Coffeyville, Kan., while his mother was visiting her sister. He was the son of Floyd Vernon and Bessie Eva (Knight) Goddard.
Jim was raised and attended school in Osage, Okla., graduating in 1943.
Shortly after graduation, Jim enlisted into the service of his country into the United States Army Air Corp on June 15, 1943. Upon completion of basic training, Jim was further trained in his specialty as a cook and in aerial combat as a tail gunner on a B-27 bomber. He spent most of his military service in central Burma and India, attached to the 51st Fighter Control Squadron. To provide better protection for the growing Allied offensive into north Burma, a forward relay station was established at Fort Hertz, Burma, on Oct. 20, 1943, and a fighter control center was established at Jorhat, India, on Jan. 8, 1944. This also helped to give more protection to American transport airplanes flying supplies over the “Hump” to China. Following closely behind the advancing forces of Gen. Stilwell, an area control center was established at Shingbwiyang, Burma, on March 13, 1944. Ground control intercept stations also were established at Titabar and Digboi, India, for the purpose of making better interceptions of Japanese aircraft. Sgt. Goddard often moved between these stations.
Ada Zeva Newsom
Ada Zeva Newsom was born June 9, 1917, in Major County, west of Fairview, to Earl and Hazel Slater. Ada grew up on a farm near Lone Mountain in the Gloss Mountains.
She was home-schooled by her mother, Hazel, for her first year and then attended the one-room school in Media, Okla. She attended high school at Cheyenne Valley, a consolidated school about 15 miles from her home.
She adopted her mother’s dream of becoming a teacher and entered Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva in the fall of 1935. She helped finance her education by working for the National Youth Administration during her freshman year for her room and board.
After two years and one summer term in college, she earned her one-year state certificate and began teaching at the age of 20 in a one-room country school in Fairbanks, Okla., where she was known as Miss Ada.
Raymond Dean 'Ray' Coulter
Funeral service for Raymond Dean “Ray” Coulter, 81, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Timberlake High School Auditorium, Helena, with his son, Pastor Len Ray Coulter, officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, near Helena. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 11, at the funeral home with family present from 6-8 p.m. Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
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