The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

February 21, 2013

Kenneth James 'Ken' Miles

Published 2-22-13

ENID, Okla. — Kenneth James “Ken” Miles passed away at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. He was 90 years old.

His life and his victory over death will be celebrated at First Baptist Church in Ponca City on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. Internment will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.  

During WWII, he served in the ferrying division of the Air Transport Command.

He logged thousands of hours in the new B-29 Superfortress, and delivered bombers to the “Silverplate” project, a top-secret operation that ultimately dropped the atomic bomb on Japan.

Ken married Pauline Deffner in 1948.

The couple established Miles Insurance Agency in Ponca City.

In 1966, Ken, Pauline and the family embarked on a new career when they opened their first Hammond Organ Studio at Sixth and Hartford, later renamed Miles Music. Stores were eventually opened in Enid, Oklahoma City and Wichita. He also developed Miles Ridge Estates, Milestone Center office complex and Milestone II Shopping Center.

In 2006, Ken was honored as Oklahoma’s Outstanding Older Worker for his many accomplishments, and received his award at the national conference in Washington, D.C.

He continued working until 2012, when the Ponca City location of Miles Music was closed and all operations were moved to Enid.

Ken was a member of Ponca City AMBUCS. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Ken is survived by Pauline; sons, Gary and wife Alvie of Ponca City, Kip and wife Karen of Enid, Kelly and wife Shelli of Colorado Springs, and his daughter, Nikki Ephraim and husband Phil of Evanston, Ill.  He leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to honor Ken’s memory may do so by contributing to AMBUC charities or to El Faro mission program established by Phil and Nikki Ephraim. Donations may be made through Grace Memorial Chapel.

(Submitted by family)

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Helen June Greb Helen June Greb

    The funeral for Helen June Greb, 86 year-old Waukomis resident, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 in the United Methodist Church in Waukomis.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert “Bob” E. Chester

    Jan. 27, 1926 – June 30, 2014

    July 25, 2014

  • Deanna Marcella (Graybill) Barney

    Funeral service for Deanna Marcella (Graybill) Barney, 73-year-old Weatherford, Okla., resident, will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lynn Brack officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Brumfield Cemetery in Seiling, Okla., under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home, Weatherford.
    Deanna was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Hammon, Okla., to Dale Boone and Naomi “Toots” (Albright) Graybill and passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Weatherford Regional Hospital.
    Deanna was raised on the family farm in Leedey, Okla., where she attended Leedey Public Schools and graduated in 1958. She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and graduated with degrees in both business and mathematics.
    Deanna began her teaching career at Seiling Public Schools in 1961.

    July 23, 2014

  • Helen J. Greb

    Funeral for Helen Greb will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at United Methodist Church, Waukomis. Burial will follow in Bierig Cemetery, near Okeene. Arrangements are by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Melissa Big Medicine

    Service pending with Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.

    July 23, 2014

  • Loren Pollard.jpg Loren Pollard

    Funeral for Loren Pollard, 84, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Hennessey, officiated by the Rev. Keith Wilkerson. Burial will follow at Dover Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.
    Loren was born in Lovell on April 28, 1930, to Jack and Velma Sample Pollard and died Monday July 21, 2014, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.
    He was a member of Marshall Masonic Lodge, Kingfisher County Cattlemen’s Association, and was on the board of directors of Kingfisher Bank and Trust.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Evelyn Traynor 1.jpg Evelyn Marie Fuxa Traynor

    Mass of Christian burial for Evelyn Marie Fuxa Traynor, 82-year-old Enid resident, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Rajesh Mankena will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
    Our dear wife, mother and grandmother left us on Monday, July 21, 2014. Evelyn was the last of her family of John A. and Mary C. Fuxa.
    Also preceding her was Ernest who died in World war II, Henry, Virgil, Benny and Louise Conrady.
    She is survived by her loving husband, R.A. “Skeeter” and children, Linda and husband Randy Fuller of Enid and son, Dennis Traynor of Waukomis and friend Cindy Zaloudek of Tulsa. Evelyn’s grandchildren of whom she was so proud are Justin and Lauren Traynor of Yukon, Okla., Dr. Megan Traynor of Rochester, Minn., Allison Traynor RN and fiancee’ Cody Daniels of Edmond, Okla., and Stephen Fuller of Oklahoma City.
    Evelyn was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Bison, Okla., and graduated from Wakoumis in 1947. She was basketball homecoming queen, played sports and helped work the family farm.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gerald E. Murray

    Funeral for Gerald E. Murray, 75-year-old Enid resident, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Vernon Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Enid Cemetery.
    Gerald was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Enid, Okla., to Lee and Jesse (Campbell) Murray and died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home in Enid.
    At age 16, Gerald started working for the Frisco Railroad, which later became Burlington Northern. He served in many capacities with the railroad, retiring after 38 years of service.
    He served in the National Guard.
    On Aug. 24, 1959, he married Lois Colvard in Aurora, Mo. The couple made their home in Enid, where he attended Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman, liked playing card games and listening to music. But he mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.

    July 22, 2014

  • Charlene Pitcher

    Funeral service for Charlene Pitcher will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Canton First Baptist Church. Interment is 3:30 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward. Visitation is Wednesday afternoon, July 23, and Thursday morning until 11 a.m. at Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.

    July 22, 2014

  • Duglas Earl Roach

    Funeral service for Duglas Earl Roach, 68, of Dacoma, will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva, followed by a private interment.
    Duglas Earl of Dacoma, Okla., was born to Vynone (Pullan) and Floyd Roach on August 8, 1945 in Alva, Okla. He passed away on July 19, 2014, in Oklahoma City at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 11 days.
    Duglas attended The Alva School System until he joined the Army on Sept. 11, 1962, later receiving his GED while with USAR Control GP (Reinforcement) USA Admin Center St. Louis, Mo., and Btry A 4th Msl Bn (MH) 7th Arty Bergstrom AFB Texas ARADCOM and was discharged on Sept. 30, 1965.
    On July 3, 1992, he was married to Clara Mathews in Globe, Ariz.

    July 22, 2014