The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 11, 2005

Obituaries for 11/11/05

ARNOLD, Mildred L., 85, Enid. Service pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

TESKE, Patsy “Pat” L., 62, Enid. Service pending with Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.


The funeral for Twila Schroeder, 87, of Thomas, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Brethren in Christ Church, Thomas. The Rev. Charles Rickel will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas. Arrangements are by Lockstone Funeral Home, Thomas.

She was born May 10, 1918, in Dewey County to Farris Clark and Maud Beatty Caldwell and died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in Oklahoma City.

She was raised in the Parallel area in Dewey County and graduated from Thomas High School in 1936.

She married George Schroeder Dec. 16, 1965. She was a cook at Thomas Hospital and later operated the U-Eat Cafe in Thomas. They lived in Oklahoma City, Vian and Southard operating restaurants in each city before returning to Thomas, where she cooked at the Weatherford Senior Center until she retired at 77. She was a member of Royal Neighbor Fraternity.

Surviving are three daughters, Judith Ann Richardson of Ponca City, Etta Mae Knisley of Forney, Texas, and Elizabeth Sue Cowling of Ramona, Calif.; one brother, Farris Dean Caldwell of Vallejo, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.


The funeral for Leon Andrew Miller, 89, of Alden, will be 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Vici. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaw Funeral Home, Vici.

He was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Alden to W.A. and Ruby E. Miller and died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005.

He lived with his family in Alden until the age of six, when they moved to Harmon where he attended grade school. In 1929, the family moved to Vici. He graduated from Vici High School in 1935.

He worked with his father and brother in a service station until 1940. He was in the Army from 1941 to 1945, serving in World War II.

He married Shirley Espy in December 1945. He began working for the U.S. Postal Service in December 1950, as a rural mail carrier. He was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also was past Master of Mason Lodge No. 465 in Vici.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Blackwell of Enid, and Nancy Lucas of Durham; one brother, Kenneth Miller of Vici; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, five brothers and one grandson.


The funeral for Walter Mark Pierce Jr., 47, of Enid, formerly of Stillwater, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home Chapel, Stillwater. Jerry Whittman will officiate. Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Walter Mark Sr., and Dorothy Ervin Sanders Pierce and died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

He received his early education in California. He was a self-employed roofer and owned Davwalt Lawn Service.

Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Ervin and stepfather, Roger Lee of Perkins; one daughter, Michelle Smith Hampton of Glencoe; two brothers, Jack Pierce of Perkins, and Tracey Lee Pierce of Enid; two sisters, Karen Haynes of Perkins and Carolyn Pierce of Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his father.


The funeral for Kathryn Louise Canon, 51, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wiggs will officiate. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. in Hinton Cemetery, Hinton. The Rev. Tony Caro will officiate. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 20, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., to Thomas B. and Allene Lent Heenan and died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at her home in Enid.

She grew up in Kansas City, moving with her family to Bartlesville in 1970. She graduated from Sooner High School in 1972 and continued her education at Northeastern A&M; in Miami. She transferred to University of Central Oklahoma, earning a bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising in 1977.

She was a member of Daughters of Diana, an auxiliary organization of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at UCO and was TKE Sweetheart of the Year.

She married James C. Canon March 19, 1977, in Edmond. They lived in Oklahoma City. While working for Phillips Petroleum Co., they lived in Houston and Bartlesville. She was a member of Jane Phillips Sorority.

They moved to Enid in 1996, where she was a homemaker and served on the board of Enid Joint Recreational Triad, Glen-wood School PTA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.

She designed and built two playgrounds at Glenwood Elementary School. She also supervised the completion of the playground designed for the kindergarten and pre-k classes.

She was a member of Junior Welfare League of Enid and worked at Return Engagement.

Surviving are her husband, Jim, of the home; three children, Elizabeth L. Canon, Samantha R. Canon and Thomas Canon, all of Enid; her mother, Allene Heenan of Bartlesville; and two sisters, Terry Heenan of Liberty, Mo., and Rita Henroid of Ironton, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, breast cancer division.


A graveside service for Joseph Allen White Crow, 32, will be 2 p.m. today in Cantonment Cemetery, near Canton. The Rev. Clifford Koehn will officiate. Arrangements are by Redinger Funeral Home, Seiling.

He was born Jan. 4, 1973, in Clinton to DeWayne and LaFreda White Buffalo White Crow and died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in Woodward.

He was raised in Seiling by his grandmother, Bertha Little Coyote, and attended Seiling schools, graduating from Seiling High School in 1992.

He was a member of Seiling Indian Mennonite Church and the Bow String Clan Society.

Surviving are his wife, Vina White Horse of Woodward; five sons, Jordan Christopher White Crow of Kingfisher, Jakob, Joseph II, Zachary and Sterlyn White Crow, all of the home in Woodward; his mother, LaFreda White Buffalo of Oklahoma City; one sister, Tammy White Crow of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Jason and Sterlyn White Crow, both of Oklahoma City; and grandparents, Gerry Hutchinson of Guymon, Gilberta Hill of Seiling, and Woodrow White Crow of Anadarko.


A graveside service for Donna Louise Bailey, 73, of Enid, will be 11 a.m. today at Wakita Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Lillie will officiate. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee.

She was born near Manchester Aug. 17, 1932, to Cecil and Ruby McClaflin Smith and died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Enid.

She graduated from Wakita High School in 1951.

She married Clarence Meyer in 1954. They lived in several locations while he served in the Army. He died in 1959, in Germany, and she returned to Wakita.

She married Edward Marlin Bailey in 1971. They lived on the family farm south of Wakita. He died in 1999. She then moved to Ringwood. She moved to United Methodist Home, Enid, in 2003.

Surviving are her three children, Carla Brinson of Berlin Conn., Richard Meyer of Bancroft, Wis., and LaDonna Ragan of Moore; one sister, Jeraldine Evans of Wakita; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands.

Condolences may be sent online at


A memorial for Carla Jean Chivers, 47, of Enid, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Brad Mendenhall will officiate.

She was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Memphis, Tenn., to Flynn and Gaytha Noah Chivers and died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in Enid.

She grew up in Memphis and graduated from S.B.E.C. in Whitehaven, Tenn. She later graduated from Droughn’s Business College before going to work for Holiday Inn at the national offices in Memphis. She moved to Enid in 1981 and continued to work for Holiday Inn, later working for StarTek. She was a member of World Harvest Church.

Surviving are her parents, Flynn and Gaytha Chivers of Ringwood; grandmother, Viva Noah of Enid; and one brother, Flynn Wayne Chivers of Springville, Utah.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Enid SPCA or World Harvest Church.


A graveside service for Erma Jean Christian, 88, will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Kingfisher Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Strange will officiate. Arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Service Inc., Kingfisher.

She was born April 8, 1917, in Kingfisher to Frank and Marie “Cermak” Svoboda and died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in Country-Wood Assisted Living Center.

She lived in the Kingfisher area all her life.

She married Harold F. Christian Jan. 6, 1936, in Kingfisher. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Kingfisher.

Surviving are one daughter, Roberta Foster of Kingfisher; one son, George Christian of Kingfisher; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Kingfisher County American Legion Memorial Fund, Kingfisher American Legion Post 5, Kingfisher, OK 73750, Hugh Branscum, chairman.


The funeral for Gerald Dwayne Garman will be 1 p.m. today at Christian Church of Canton. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lakeway Church, Austin, Texas. Arrangements are by Haigler Funeral Home Inc. (Paid Obit 11-11-1)


A life of ministry and devotion to the Lord ended for Rev. James E. “Jim” Smith, age 83, of Enid, on November 7, 2005, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

Jim was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Enid, Mississippi to W.O. and Lillie H. Moore Smith. He was raised in Mississippi where he graduated from high school. He attended college and graduated from Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss., Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Doris Hales on March 29, 1952, in Pinola, Miss. He served as a United Methodist Minister in Mississippi from 1951-1964. They moved to Oklahoma to serve in United Methodist Churches in Billings, Wilson, Turpin, Madill, Wakita and Anadarko, where they retired from the Oklahoma Annual Conference in 1978. They moved to Guymon where he served as associate minister for Victory Memorial United Methodist Church from 1978-1989. He later served as interim minister in the Presbyterian Church and Church of God in Guymon and United Methodist Church in Keyes, and the Christian Church of Hooker. They moved to Enid from Guymon in June 2002 to live at Golden Oaks Village.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the home; two sons, James Edwin “Ed” Smith of Amarillo, Texas, and Gary Allen Smith of Wakita; two granddaughters, Tiffany Smith of Amarillo, Texas, and Lindsey Marshall of Guymon; one great-grandson, DaMontrae Marshall; two strepgrandsons, Charles Moore of Winfield, Kan., and Russell Moore of Ponca City; one stepgreat-grandson, Christopher Moore; two brothers, Joe Smith of Morton, Miss., and Benny Smith of Laurel, Miss.; and one sister, Ann Arinden of Frisco, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Allen, Bill and Cliff.

A private family graveside will be Saturday morning at Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, with longtime friend Rev. Bob Moody officiating. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Enid with Rev. David Wiggs and Rev. Eldon Moelling officiating. Arrangements are made by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

There will be a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church and Wakita Educational Foundation with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3501, Enid, OK 73702 as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be sent to the family at (Paid Obit 11-11-1)


Funeral services for Elaine Burright McDanel, 72, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Central Christian Church. The Revs. John McLe-more and Don John-son will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

She was born June 24, 1933, in Alva to Frank E. and Grace Hammerstead Burright and passed away at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Wednesday, October. 26, 2005.

Elaine attended rural Englewood School and graduated from Helena High School. She received a secretarial degree from Enid Business College where she was a member of Phi Beta Gamma Sorority. Among other Enid companies, she also worked for W.B. Johnston Grain Company for 14 years and Phillips University for eight years.

On September 3, 1977, she married O. Rex McDanel in Enid. Elaine was named Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association in 1971. She was a member of Central Christian Church and served as a volunteer with Hospice Circle of Love.

Elaine is survived by one stepson, Mike McDanel and his wife, Diana, of Norman; two brothers, Lloyd Burright of Albuquerque, N.M., and Frank Max Burright and his wife Mary Ann of Planto, Texas; three sisters, Betty Templeman and husband Keith of Medford, Ore., Patricia Hintergardt and husband Allen of Bluejacket, and Delores Collins and husband Ernest of Sulphur; three stepgrandsons, Brian McDanel and wife Jennifer, Brett McDanel and Grant McDanel; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Justin McDanel and Taylor McDanel; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Circle of Love or the American Cancer Society with Henninger Allen Funeral Home acting as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be made at (Paid Obit 11-11-1)


The funeral for Peggy L. Roberts, 81, of Enid, will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2005, in the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kevin Choate officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cumm-ings Funeral Home.

Peggy was born on April 21, 1924, in Latham, Kan., the daughter of C. Arthur and Mary Fern Scates Brannon, and died early Tuesday morning, November 8, 2005, at Highland Park Manor. She grew up in Latham, and in 1929 moved to Enid, where she graduated from Enid High School. Peggy married William G. “Red’ Roberts in Enid on July 24, 1942. They were members of several camping clubs and traveled. Red died on September 12, 2002. Peggy is survived by four sons, William G. “Bill” Roberts Jr. and wife Janie of Ponca City, Jack and wife Deborah Roberts of Las Vegas, Nevada, John and wife Judi Roberts of Zapata, Texas, and Bob and wife Chris Roberts of Enid; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Maxine Streich of Enid, Ruth Cunningham of Midwest City, and Lois Ransford of Fremont, Neb.; one brother, Kenneth Brannon of Lakeside, Calif. In addition to her husband, Peggy was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Memorials may be made in Peggy’s memory to Hospice Circle of Love with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the fund. Condolences may be made to the family online at

(Paid Obit 11-11-1)