HAKE, Dr. Oren J., 82, Enid. Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
SEMRAD, Rita Marie, 87, Enid. Service pending with Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.
HOWARD, Robert Earl, 85, Enid. Service pending with Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.
A graveside service for Kathleen Smoot, 71, of Elk City will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Paradise Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Martin will officiate. Arrangements are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 15, 1934, and died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Elk City Nursing Center. She lived in Enid for many years and moved to Elk City in 2002.
Surviving are one brother, Tommy Smoot of Elk City.
AARON LEE PADGETT
The funeral for Aaron Lee Padgett, 20, of Enid will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Park Christian Church. The Rev. Alan Seibel will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Hennin-ger-Allen Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 4, 1985, at Oklahoma City to Richard and Sharon Reiter Padgett and died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.
He moved to Enid in 1995, and graduated from Enid High School in 2004 where he was active in football and wrestling. He worked for North American Stonecrafters.
Surviving are his mother Sharon Reiter of the home; two brothers, Brent and Trevor Padgett, also of the home; his grandmothers, Betty Reiter of Enid, and Mary Parker of Lake Texoma.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Aaron Padgett Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent online at www.enidwecare.com.
MARTHA JANE TABER
The funeral for Martha Jane Taber, 80, of Medford will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Naza-rene, Med-ford. The Rev. J. T. Carnell will officiate. Burial will be in Me-morial Park Cemetery, Enid. Arrange-ments are by Hills-Ely Funeral Home, Medford.
She was born Jan. 16, 1925, south of Kingfisher to William Floyd and Esther Lenora Trindle and died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at her home.
She attended school in Cashion and graduated from Wagoner High School in May 1942.
She married Franklin “Jack” Leon Taber May 2, 1942, at Tahlequah. They made their first home in Wagoner. While he was in the service, she moved to Kansas City with her parents. When he returned, they moved back to the Kingfisher area until 1955 when they moved to Enid. He preceded her in death.
She worked at Longfellow school kitchen several years until 1966 when she moved to Medford and worked for the Medford school system. She retired in May 1990.
She was a Sunday school teacher and served on her church board.
Surviving are five children, Frank Taber of Broken Arrow, Evelyn Frech of Wakita, Delbert Taber of Purcel, Marilyn Downing of Medford and Albert Taber of Wichita, Kan.; three brothers, Floyd Trindle of Yukon, Charles Trindle of Phoenix and Joseph Trindle of Bella Vista, Ark; one sister, Joy Miskovetz of Sarasota, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Jack, she was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the church.
SAM J. BRITTAIN
A prayer vigil for Sam J. Brittain, 52, of Mooreland will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peters Catholic Church. A mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Peters Catholic Church. The Rev. James Knight will officiate. Burial will be in Moscow Flats Cemetery. Arrangements are by Billings Funeral Home.
He was born April 23, 1953, at Woodward to Lyle G. and Kathryn E. Pat Dotson Brittain and died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at his home.
He attended schools in Enid, Woodward, Tulsa, Jacksonville, Fla., and Omaha, Neb, and graduated from Sharon-Mutual High School in 1971. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weather-ford, and received his commercial arts degree in 1975.
He married Margaret Ann Fussell Aug. 26, 1983. They made their home in Woodward.
He worked for Ideal Foods, then for S&H; Green Stamps as a regional sales manager, receiving many awards including “Top Sales Manager of the Year” in the nation. He later started a career in radio advertising and was sales manager for KSIW, 93 Fox and later Z92. In 1998, he went to work for Vernon Merriman as a store manager, where he retired in 2002.
He was a member of the original Crystal Christmas board, being instrumental in setting up “Family Night.” He was a former member of the library board, AMBUCS and Kiwanis. He was a member of Scared Heart Catholic Church, Mooreland.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret of the home; two sons, Timothy O’Brian Brittain of Nuremberg, Germany, and Lyle Jay Brittain of Mooreland; one daughter, DeLanda Ann Brittain of the home; mother, Kathryn E. Dotson Brittain Salisbury of Woodward; two brothers, Ronald G. Brittain of Woodward and William Lyle “Bill” Brittain of Ft. Scott, Kan..
He was preceded in death by his father, Lyle G. Brittain.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Brittain Children Educational Fund.
Condolences may be made online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com.
ELYN H. DOWNS
The funeral for Elyn H. Downs, 86, formerly of Buffalo will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Buffalo. Paul Rummage will officiate. Burial will be in High Point Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Funeral Service.
She was born May 6, 1919, at Rush Springs to Joe and Talitha Howell and died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Bluffton, Ind.
She graduated from Jennings High School in 1937, and attended Oklahoma College for Women.
She married Eldon W. Downs Feb. 14, 1947, at Madison, Wis. He was in the Air Force, and they lived several places including Buffalo and Yukon, settling in Bluffton in 2003. He died March 10, 1995.
She was a homemaker, church choir director and music teacher.
She was a former member of First Baptist Church, Buffalo and current member of Council Road Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, and A.Y.L.I. Club, Buffalo. She served as an emergency medical technician with the Buffalo ambulance service. She wrote the editorial, “The Jotting Downs,” for the Harper County Journal while living in Buffalo.
Surviving are her daughters, DeAnne Mitchum of Oklahoma City, Denise Downs of Bluffton, Ind., Danielle Donaldson of Fairmont and DeLys Wapaha of Ruidoso, N.M.; one sister, Ida B. Chapman of Olympia, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Eldon, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
BARBARA RUTH BITTLE
A memorial service for Barbara Ruth Bittle, 73, of Enid will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Sherry Shaw will officiate. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
She was born April 2, 1932, at Evanston, Ill., to Bernard and Martha Durban Lindberg and died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at her home.
She granduated from Evanston High School. She married Lauren Ray Bittle March 13, 1954, in Long Beach, Calif. They made their home in Enid.
She worked at Vance Air Force Base as an office manager in civil engineering. They later lived in California and Colorado.
Surviving are her husband, Ray of the home; two sons, James Keith Bittle and Jerry Ray Bittle, both of Graham, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Ann Bittle Long of Enid; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Hospice Circle of Love.
JOYCE DELORES ALLEN
The funeral for Joyce Delores Allen, 81, of Noble, formerly of Hardtner, Kan., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Alva. The Rev. Mark Bersche will officiate. Burial will be in Hardtner-Elwood Cemetery, Hardtner, Kan. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Kiowa, Kan. Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m.
She was born April 8, 1924, at Wichita, Kan., to James D. and Emma Kunzman Beem and died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Norman.
She married Phillip Wenton Allen May 14, 1946. They made their home in Hardtner. He died Sept. 4, 1980.
She moved to Woodward where she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church then later moved to Noble.
Surviving are two daughters, Larissa Long of Lawrence, Kan., and Linda Allen of Norman; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.
Besides her husband, Phillip, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter and two half-brothers.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.lanmanfuneralhomes.com.
The funeral for Mayme Gwendolyn Winters, 102, of Watonga will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Watonga. The Rev. Larry Masoner will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga.
She was born Sept. 6, 1903, near Carlton to William E. and Rebecca Harper Haigler and died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.
She graduated from Watonga High School in 1921. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She was a classroom teacher for 29 years in Blaine County.
She married Paul Winters June 6, 1927, in Enid. They made their home in Southard. He died in 1958, and in 1962, she moved to Watonga.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, United Methodist Women’s, Retired Teachers Association, Watonga Book Club and Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one sister, Violet Stephenson of Okeene.
Besides her husband, Paul, she was preceded in death by three brothers, and one sister.
Memorials may be made to Watonga First United Methodist Church or charity of choice.
V. KENT KRUEGER
A graveside service for V. Kent Krueger, of Taloga will be 10:30 a.m. today in Mound Cemetery, Taloga. Arrangements are by Shaw Funeral Home, Taloga.
He was born May 28, 1921, at Overton, Neb., to Ray and Juanita Krueger and died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Seiling.
He graduated from high school in Wichita, Kan., in 1939. He attended the University of Wichita for two years before being drafted into the Army, serving in the European Theater, reaching the rank of technician 4th grade. Following his honorable discharge, he completed his work and received a bachelor’s degree in 1947.
He was a member of Elk Club, and Taloga Senior Citizens. He worked for the federal government in the federal estate tax division until his retirment.
Surviving are one sister, Grace Wolfrom of Wichita; and one brother, Bill Krueger of Sun City, Ariz.
A graveside service for Marian Elizabeth Coffield, 89, of Enid will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Moore-land Ceme-tery. The Rev. Jerry Holt will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Ander-son-Burris Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 9, 1916, at Mooreland to Eugene Orvis and Lepha May Welling Clark and died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in Woodward.
She graduated from Quinlin High School in 1935. She married Ralph Copeland in January 1936, at Taloga. They made their home in Mooreland. He died in June 1962. In August 1963, she married Ted Coffield in Woodward, and they lived in Gage until his death in June 1992. She moved to Enid in 1999.
She was past president of Gage American Legion and Gage Garden Club and a member of Liberty Southern Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, Ivan D. Copeland of Enid; one stepdaughter, Mary Peacock of Shattuck; and 10 grandchildren.
Besides her husbands, Ralph and Ted, she was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - Parkinson’s Division.
VICTOR LLOYD BARTH
The funeral for Victor Lloyd Barth, 83, of Shattuck will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Shattuck. The Rev. Marvin Garrison will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Mason Funeral Home, Shattuck.
He was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Beaver County to Max and Mary Lloyd Barth and died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Woodward Regional Hospital, Woodward.
He graduated from Shattuck High School in 1940 and was drafted by the Army into the 45th Division of the Corps of Engineers. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery.
He married Allene Pearl Stevens Aug. 31, 1952, in Oklahoma City. They made their home north of Shattuck, farming and ranching. She died Sept. 27, 1999.
Surviving are one son, Steve Barth of Delaware; four daughters, Sherry Wiggins of Owasso, Rita Gail Kerby of Woodward, Donna Victor of Afton and Peggy Barth of Anson, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Besides his wife, Allene, he was preceded in death by one daughter, one grandson and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund in care of Susan Godfrey, Shattuck National Bank, Shattuck, OK,73858.
WILLA MAE NICKELL
The funeral for Willa Mae Whitworth Nickell, 73, of Cherokee will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carmen Christian Church, Carmen. The Rev. Dennis Adair will officiate. Burial will be in City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wentworth Mortuary, Carmen.
LEROY ‘IKE’ HICKMAN
A memorial service for Leroy “Ike “Hickman, 93, of Waynoka will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Green Valley Church west of Carmen. The Revs. David Keller and David Shaw will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena.
He was born March 25, 1912, near Dacoma to Howard and Lucy Humes Hickman and died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Waynoka.
He married Dorothy Mae Murray Aug. 1, 1933, at Alva. He worked for Rose Brothers Construction for 11 years as a cement mason before becoming a contractor, retiring in 1974. He had cattle until age 91. They belonged to the Do Little Camp Club.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy of the home; one daughter, Lois Kerns of Winter Haven, Fla.; three sisters, Mildred Murrow of Shattuck, Gladys Wilt of Alva and Oleta Snow of Erick; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son and three brothers.
Condolences may be made online at www.lanmanfuneralhomes.com.
WOODY JUNIOR CLARK
A private service for Woody Junior Clark, 66, of Ponca City will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home, Stillwater.
He was born Sept. 17, 1939, at Oklahoma City to Woodrow J.P. and Zelma Davis Clark and died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at his home.
He attended school in Covington and Enid. He entered the military in October 1956, serving in Korea until March 1959, when he was honorably discharged.
He married Priscilla Ward Dec. 14, 1981, in Ponca City where they made their home. He was a professional truck driver for more that 40 years retiring in July of 2001.
Surviving are his wife, Priscilla of the home; four children, Shelly White, Scott Clark, Charlene Mercer and Monte Dale Clark; three step-children, Susan Bailey, Renee Focke and Wade Young; one sister, Pauline Solorio; and two brothers, Wayne Dean Clark and Terry Clark.
The funeral for Pearl J. Oberlender Roland will be 10 a.m. Friday at Willow Road Christian Church. Burial will be in the chapel at Enid Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
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RONALD D. ‘R.D.’ PHELPS
The funeral for Ronald D. “R. D.” Phelps, 81, Enid will be today at 2:00 p.m. in the Brown-Cummings funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Del Norte Cemetery, Drummond.
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JESSIE MAE POSTIER
Jessie Mae Postier, 93, of Garber, Oklahoma, was the daughter of Leslie Lawrence and Mary Ellen (Burke) Whaylen.
She was born January 13, 1912, in Iowa and died Sunday, January 1, 2006, at the Methodist Nursing Home in Enid, Oklahoma.
Jessie and Harold A. Postier were married on August 21, 1935, in Garber, Oklahoma, and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage before his death on March 27, 1999.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving care giver who always lovingly gave care to her family and friends. She was homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Garber.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2006, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Garber, Oklahoma. Rev. Joseph Myers will officiate. Interment will be in the Garber Cemetery at Garber, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home of Garber, Oklahoma.
Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Garber, Oklahoma 73738.
Survivors are two daughters, Delores Moore and her husband, Curtis of Abilene, Texas, and Emma Lee Cerny of Enid, Oklahoma; two sons, Bud Postier and his wife, Susie of Garber, Oklahoma, and Richard Postier and his wife, Sharon of Skiatook, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Harold, Jessie was preceded in death by one son, Billy Postier; one grandson, David Cerny; one great-grandson, Casey Postier; her parents, Leslie and Mary Ellen Whaylen; two brothers and four sisters.
Condolences may be sent to the family using our online guest book at www.duggerfuneralhome.com.
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HAKE, Dr. Oren J., 82, Enid. Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Harold C. Jones
Funeral service for Harold C. Jones will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Alva Church of God. The Rev. Bob Brown and Chuck Lightfoot will officiate. Interment will be in Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Harold C. Jones, a longtime resident and businessman of Alva, Okla., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2013. Harold was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Roosevelt, Calif., to John David (JD) Jones and Mary Elizabeth Brown Jones.
Harold entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 28, 1950. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 6, 1952.
Harold married Laura Jane Morris Achemire on Nov. 8, 1952, in Clayton N.M. They had two children: stepson, Roy Achemire, and daughter, Brenda Sue Jones Nusser.
Harold managed Ken’s Truck Stop, where Ampride is today, and then Ken’s Sport Shop. He owned the Western Motel for two years and an antique and used furniture store before retiring to full-time buying, repairing, selling and trading.
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson, 83, passed from this world to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her family at Greenbrier Nursing Home, Enid, Okla. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at First Christian Church, Perryton, Texas, officiated by the Revs. Dan Anderson and Tracy Wilson. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Boxwell Brother’s Funeral Home. Also, a Celebration of Life memorial service will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Oakwood Christian Church, Enid, Okla.
Colleen was born June 18, 1930, to Andrew Franklin and Ruby Faye Milledge in Perryton. She was the first baby born in Ochiltree County Hospital and attended school in Twitchell, Perryton, and Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colo.
Johnny Louie Conley
Johnny Louie Conley, of Enid, Okla., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at age 80, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid of complications following a stroke. His immediate family members and other loved ones were by his bedside when he died.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant in Enid. The Rev. Pat Sutherlin will officiate. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 4, 1933, on the family farm, located near Midway Corner, west of Fairview. His parents were Lou Earl Conley and Grace Sterling Conley.
The family moved to Fairview a few years later, where he graduated from Fairview High School. During high school he worked in the Buick auto dealership of his future father-in-law, Walter James.
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and entered military service in 1953.
Gerald Eugene 'Gary' Tuttle
A come-and-go visitation with family to honor Gary Tuttle will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Aline Senior Center. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Helena.
Patricia Ring Romero
Service for Patricia Ring Romero, 80, of Tulsa, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa. She died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Tulsa.
Billie D. Brooks
Visitation with the family of Billie D. Brooks, 80, formerly of Enid, Okla., will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Ill. A private burial will be held at a later date in Rosehill Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.
Audrey Mae Abshire
Funeral service for Audrey Mae Abshire, 84, of Canton, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Canton Christian Church. Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery. Arrangements by Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Edward E. Schultz
Service pending with Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Thomas Jones Arnold
Visitation and viewing for Thomas Arnold, 60, of Carmen, will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Johnny l. Conley
Funeral service for Johnny l. Conley, 80, of Enid, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant.
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