The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 11, 2005

Obituaries for 10-12-05

FORD , Zelma G., 92, Fairview. Services pending with Fairview Funeral Home Inc.

HEFFRON , Genevieve, 74, of Enid. Services pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.


The funeral for Robert Lee "Doctor Bob" Matthiesen, 58, of Billings, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Billings school auditorium. The Rev. Floyd Westfall will officiate. Burial will be in Billings Union Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Dugger Funeral Home, Billings.

He was born Feb. 20, 1947, at Ponca City to Rex Andrew and Nellie Pearl Beck Matthiesen and died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

He graduated from Billings High School in 1965. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with his bachelor's degree in 1969. He received his master's de-gree in 1971 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1976.

He married Freda Jo Anne Wilkins Dec. 26, 1976, in Billings. He was a faculty member at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Northern Oklahoma College and Billings High School. He was a member of First Baptist Church, serving as chairman of deacons.

He also was chairman of Noble County Democrats and president of the Union Cemetery board. He was a member of American Cattle Association and Farm House Fraternity at Oklahoma State University.

Surviving are his wife, Freda, of the home; three sons, Pete Matthiesen and Trenton Matthiesen, both of Stillwater and Chance Matthiesen of Oklahoma City; his mother, Pearl Matthiesen of Billings; two brothers, Jim Matthiesen of Lexington, Mass., and Preston Matthiesen of Ft. Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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A memorial service for Billie Ruth Spencer, 73, of Mutual, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church. The Rev. Clyde Irwin will officiate. She was cremated at her request. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Mar-shall Funeral Home, Way-noka.

She was born March 4, 1932, at Waynoka to Ivan Boone and Pearl Ashcraft Hayes and died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at Enid.

She was a member of First Christian Church, active in Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion.

She married Lloyd Wayne Spencer June 14, 1947, at Alva. They moved to Colorado in 1953. After his retirement in 1987, they moved back to Woodward.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd, of Woodward; three sons, Lloyd Spencer Jr. of Lancaster, Texas, Ricky Spencer of Brighton, Colo., and Jimmy Lee Spencer of Commerce City, Colo.; three daughters, Sharon Jones of Arvada, Colo., Debbie Whit-tington and Karan West, both of Woodstock, Ga.; three brothers, Don Hayes of Waynoka, Darrel Hayes of Pauls Valley and Bob Hayes of Louisiana; one sister, Kristi Lowe of Rosemond, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.

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A graveside service for Lola Rea Hull, 92, Enid, formerly of Coffeyville, Kan., will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. Local arrangements are by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Graves Chapel, Coffeyville, with family visitation prior to services Thursday.

She was born Nov.28, 1912, at Huntsville, Ark., to Charles L. and Sarah A. Johnson Hull and died Oct. 10, 2005, at the Methodist Home, Enid.

She was raised in Huntsville and moved with her family to Wauneta, Kan. She attended Wolf Creek school. She moved to Coffeyville in 1947. She worked for Roberts Laundry, Electra Inc. and was an attendant care worker for several elderly ladies in the Coffeyville community. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Congre-gation of Coffeyville until moving to Enid in 1995.

Surviving is one sister, Laurine Smith of Caney, Kan.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

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The funeral for Margaret Elizabeth Moore, 85, of Perry will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Perry. The Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday in Kellyville Cemetery, Kellyville. Arrangements are by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry.

She was born May 20, 1920, at Barnsdall to Robert Noley and Ada Lucille Thomas Truscott and died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Perry Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Oklahoma Florists Association and Oklahoma State University Alumni Foundation.

She married Lloyd M. Moore Dec. 23, 1945, at Tulsa. They owned and operated Moore's Floral and Nursery in Tonkawa and Perry for over 50 years. He died Jan. 26, 2005.

Surviving is one sister, Sarah Mary Drake of Tulsa.

Besides her husband, Lloyd, she was preceded in death by one brother.

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The funeral for Larry S. Rumph, 58, of Enid will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Wade Burleson will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born June 27, 1947, in Omaha, Neb., to Marvin and Dorothy Lepert Rumph and died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

He graduated high school in Louisville, Neb., and attended Kearney State College. He was a graduate of Spartan Aeronautical School, Tulsa. In the late 1970s he made his home in Enid and worked in quality control for Northrop at Vance Air Force Base. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Dorothy of Enid; two sisters, Kathryn Silah of Tampa, Fla., Barbara Rumph of Dallas and one brother Lee of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the church.

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KOEHN, Clarence W., 90, Enid. Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 10-12-1)


OKEENE, OK -- The Revs David Cowden and Bruce Natsuhara will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Ann (Reisig) Schwartz, 76, of Okeene will be at 10 a.m.Thursday, October 13, 2005 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Okeene. There will be a Rosary at the church today, Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.

She was born September 7, 1929 at Milwaukee, WI to Jake and Sarah (Bierig) Reisig and died October 9, 2005 at Okeene Municipal Hospital, Okeene after a lengthy illness with heart disease, arthritis, and emphysema.

At age four, she moved to Okeene with her family. After her mother died in 1933, she lived with her grandparents, John and Anna Bierig and aunts and uncles including Henry and Marie Greb until she was 14 years old. She lived with Otto and Laura Graalman until her graduation from Okeene High School in 1947. She attended Nurses Training at St. Anthony's Hospital following high school.

She married Jack Schwartz June 30, 1949 in Okeene.

As a young woman she worked in the medical clinic for Dr. Robert McLauchlin. She was a full time mother and homemaker until her youngest child went to school. She then went to work at the First National Bank for many years.

She was an active member of St. Anthony's Church where she was a first and second grade religion teacher, an Eucharistic Minister who took communion to the sick, and an officer in the Altar Society for many years. She was one of the founders of and volunteered many hours in the Thrift Shop which operated in the old St. Mary's Building. She was one of the original officers of the Okeene Alumni Association and helped with the annual reunion every year until very recently.

She volunteered at Schallmo Assisted Living and Summit Living Center leading exercise sessions. She was trained in adult literacy and taught reading as a volunteer. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She belonged to the Loose Change Investment Group. She enjoyed watching Okeene Whippet Basketball and was an OU Football fan.

Family was very important to Shirley. She helped organize family reunions for the Reisig family, the Nault family and the John Bierig family.

Surviving are her husband, Jack, of Okeene; eight children, Mary Jac Rauh and husband, Stan, Okeene; Paula Schwartz, Stillwater; Benny and wife, Cindy, Okeene; Patti Schwartz and husband, Frank LaPrade, Okeene; Kathy Wiederstein and husband, Rick, Missouri City, TX; Angela Laubach and husband, Eric, Oak Ridge, TN; Henri Blehm and husband, Brad, Okeene; and Tracee McPhearson and husband, Ricky, Weather-ford.

Grandchildren Leanne Rauh Knight, Perkins; Barbara Rauh McEntire, Locust Grove; Sam Rauh, Okeene; Erica Rainwater, Oklahoma City; Andrea Rainwater Vitek, Tokyo, Japan; Anthony Rainwater, Stillwater; Amie Schwartz Hood, Canton; Amber Schwartz, Moore; Audre Schwartz, Okeene; Laura Reininger Yasar, San Diego, CA; Henry Reininger, Tulsa; Patrick Reininger, Jack Reininger, Stillwater; Aaron Wiederstein, Lubbock, TX; Alex Wiederstein, Missouri City, TX; Mitchell Laubach, David Laubach, Oak Ridge, TN; Katie Blehm, Thomas Blehm, Okeene; Karen McPhearson and Joseph Mc-Phearson, Weatherford.

Great grandchildren are Michael and Lyndzi Knight, Nicole and Reilly Rauh, Hunter Staten Rainwater, Hailey, Hannah, and Hopelin Hood, and Victoria Hinchey.

Sisters surviving her are Irene Nusz, Okeene; Alice Hendricks and her husband, Jay, Owasso; Helen Greb and her husband, Milton, Waukomis.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Reisig; a granddaughter, Rosemary Rauh and a brother-in-law, Virgil Nusz.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Okeene School Playground Fund or St. Anthony's Church Hall Fund or Benny Schwartz Liver Transplant Fund with State Guarantee Bank of Okeene acting as custodians of the fund. (Paid Obit 10-12-1)


Funeral today at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson-Burris Funeral Chapel, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. (Paid Obit 10-12-1)


Graveside service today at 11:30 a.m. at Enid Cemetery. (Anderson-Burris) (Paid Obit 10-12-1)


The funeral for Donald L. Norris, Oklahoma City, will be 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Hennessey. Burial will follow in Hennessey Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 10-12-1)


A memorial service for Loretta L. Klasing of New Orleans, LA will be 10 a.m. today at the Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Her request was to be cremated and her remains will be buried at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 10-12-1)


The funeral for Fred Speldie of Pond Creek will be 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Pond Creek. Burial will be in Pond Creek Cemetery under direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Pond Creek. (Paid Obit 10-12-1)