The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

May 4, 2013

Leta Audrey Kerfoot Williams Maggard Beasley

Published 5-4-13

ENID — Graveside service for Leta Beasley, 94, was held Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Vassar Cemetery, Vici, Okla. Arrangements by Shaw Funeral Home, Vici.

Leta was born May 1, 1918, in Aline, Okla., to David and Ada (Hughes) Kerfoot and died Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Ponca City, Okla.  

Preceded are two sons, four brothers, one sister and both husbands, Lester Maggard and Ike Beasley.

Surviving are sons, Leon Williams and wife Delores of Montgomery, Texas, and Leonard Williams and wife Lynda of Ponca City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other family and a host of friends.

Condolences online at shawfuneralhome.net.

 

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  • Alfred Lloyd 'Jake' Jacobs

    Alfred Lloyd “Jake” Jacobs was born March 27, 1925, in Alfalfa County, Okla., to Arthur E. and Anna L. Rader Jacobs.  He passed away April 17, 2014, at the age of 89 years and 20 days. Funeral service will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kiowa Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa, Kansas. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com
     Jake attended Glendale rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Kiowa High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the 3159th Signal Service Battalion in the Philippines and Japan. Upon returning from the service, he worked with his father at Jacobs Implement Co. On Nov. 24, 1950, he and Norma Jean James were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Alva, Okla. They were the first couple married in this church. Unto this marriage, three children were born, Lois, Jim and Gary. He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He and brother in-law, Alvin Herren, also owned and operated J&R Electric company from 1958 to 1966. He was a member of Cosmos Masonic Lodge No. 278, the VFW, American Legion and Congregational United Church of Christ. His hobbies included radio-controlled airplanes and amateur radio. For many years, he enjoyed being the head set builder for Border Line Theatre. In 2010, he participated in the Honor Flight visiting the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. He always seemed to have some kind of project he was working on when he wasn’t helping someone else. He was an avid sports fan.

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  • Billie H. Long Robison

    Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Clifton L. Smith

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  • LarryHighfill.jpg Larry Gene Highfill

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    After high school, he attended college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., where he received a degree in mechanical engineering.
    Larry was commissioned in 1965, upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and served for 24 years in the Air Force.
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  • DorothyPralle.jpg Dorothy I. Pralle

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  • Jackie "Ray" Brown

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  • KeithBreckenridge.jpg Keith D. Breckenridge

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  • DeLawrence 'De'Hamilton

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