The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 7, 2006

Obituaries for 2-8-06

CHALOUPECK, Lucille, 78, Canton. Service pending with Redinger Funeral Home, Seiling.


The funeral for Wilbert L. Helberg, 85, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Breckin-ridge. The Rev. Art McCor-mick will officiate. Burial will be in Im-manuel Lutheran Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 25, 1921, near Breckinridge to Wilhelm and Bertha Geffken Helberg and died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid.

He attended Immanuel Lutheran School. He married Virginia Ruth Schwab Oct. 27, 1946, in Enid. They made their home on the family farm at Breckinridge. He was a custom wheat harvester from 1943 to 1984. He was a square dance caller from 1961 to 1995. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Breckinridge.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth of the home; one son, Paul Helberg of Malvern, Ark.; three daughters, Bernita Helberg of San Antonio, Roberta Helberg of Oklahoma City and Cindy Helberg Sharp of Enid; one sister, Leonora Brandt of Enid; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Immanuel Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.


The funeral for Mary Ann Turner, 69, of Kingfisher, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kingfisher. The Rev. David Krepel will officiate. Burial will be in Kingfisher Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher.

She was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Kingfisher to Glen and Myrtle Jones Bollenbach and died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Kingfisher Regional Hospital.

Surviving are her husband, Fred of the home; her children, Jim Turner of Naples, Fla., Sherri Friedbery of Mansfield, Texas, and Larry and Dave Turner, both of Kingfisher; two brothers, Claude and Roy Bollenbach, both of Kingfisher; and one sister, Donna Jech of Kingfisher.

Memorials may be made to Retired Educators Fund, 912 W. Fay Ave. Kingfisher, OK 73750; Kingfisher Regional Hospital, 500 S. 9th St., Kingfisher, OK 73750; or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Main and Douglas, Kingfisher, OK 73750.


A memorial service for Lavona R. Keck, 76, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Enid, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Fruita United Methodist Church. She died Feb. 6, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction, Colo.

She was a legal secretary.

Surviving are two sons, John Keck of Fruita and Buckley Keck of Denver; one daughter, Kay Bruno of Portland, Ore.; one brother, Bob Jenkins of Brentwood, Tenn,; one sister, Emajene Moore of Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen, Fruita, CO 81521.


The funeral for Benny Ray Love, 70, of Laverne, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Laverne. The Rev. Michael Wilcox will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Funeral Service, Buffalo.

He was born March 27, 1935, in Friona, Texas, to Elva and Odessa Foote Love and died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, in Beaver County.

He graduated from Laverne High School. He married Joann Marker Nov. 22, 1953, in Laverne. She died in 1966.

He was a rancher, worked in the oil fields and operated a dog kennel.

He married Laura Miller June 20, 1983.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Laverne.

Surviving are his wife, Laura of the home; two sons, David and Matthew, both of Laverne; two daughters, Elizabeth Jo of Laverne and Andrea Leatherbury of Alva; two stepchildren, Paige Johnston and Kelly Miller, both of Amarillo, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

In addition to his first wife, Joann, he was preceded in death by one son, two brothers and two sisters.


A memorial service for Josephine “Josie” Daughtery, will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Garber Cemetery. The Rev. Tom Corrigan will officiate. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home, Garber.

Surviving is one brother, Dr. Manuel Ramirez of Arkadelphia, Ark.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Memorials may be made to Circle of Hope Hospice, 314 South 3rd, Enid, OK 73701, or Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 337, Tonkawa, OK 74653.


The celebration of Life service for Jon Carl Oliver will be Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kansas under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 2-8-1)


The funeral for Bob Marsh will be 10 a.m. today in Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be 3 p.m. in Wetumka Cemetery. (Paid Obit 2-8-1)


Memorial services for Elric Kane “Binky” Manning will be 4 p.m. today in Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. (Paid Obit 2-8-1)


Funeral services for Doris Marie Jenlink Evans, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2006, at the Cherokee First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Cooksey officiating. Burial will be in the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of the Goodwin Funeral Home of Cherokee. Visitation at the funeral home will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

She was born January 11, 1915, on a farm southwest of Jet to Charlie and Luella Dunsworth Jenlink and died Monday, February 6, 2006, at Share Nursing Home in Alva.

She grew up on a farm southwest of Jet and graduated from Jet High School in 1933.

She married Tommy J. Evans July 18, 1934, in Alva. They farmed south of Cherokee and raised cattle. He preceded her in death in November 2000.

She was a homemaker and member of Cherokee First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Metcalf Unruh of Cherokee; seven grandchildren; Jayne Cloud of Lake Charles, LA., Joy Reed of Cherokee, Tom Evans of Cherokee, Rashelle Metcalf of Great Bend, KS, LaDonna Metcalf, Great Bend, KS, Austin Evans of Plano, Texas and Jennifer Kiker of Plano Texas; 15 great-grandchildren, Coy Reed, Chase Reed, Carly Reed, Clay Reed, Cara Evans, Christa Evans, Kelsie Harmon, Seth Harmon, Kelly Cloud, Emily Cloud, Abby Cloud, Zoey Evans, Harrison Evans, Jack Kiker and Julianne Kiker; and one great-great-granddaughter, Callie Schartz.

In addition to her husband, Tommy, she was preceded in death by a son, Harry C. Evans, and two brothers, Willis and Willard Jenlink.

Memorials may be given in her honor to either Share Hos-pice or the Cherokee First Baptist Church Youth Fund through Goodwin Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 2-8-1)


Funeral services for Wanda Jean “Jeanie” Leamon, 75, will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2006, at the Dacoma United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Garri-son Cem-etery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.

Jeanie, daughter of the late John William and Violet Grace (Newman) Whittet, was born March 10, 1930, at Dacoma, Oklahoma, and passed away February 7, 2006, at Alva, Oklahoma.

After Jeanie graduated from Dacoma High School with the Class of 1948, she attended Enid Beauty College. On September 3, 1948, she was united in marriage to Wayne A. Leamon at Dacoma, Oklahoma, where they made their home. Jeanie worked for a short time at the ASCS office, Central National Bank, and Merle Norman in Alva.

Jeanie was a member of the Dacoma United Methodist Church where she served as the choir director for many years. She enjoyed drinking coffee with her friends, playing cards, and shopping for her three girls and later her grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Maybel Reynolds; and two brothers, Charles (Bud) Whittet, and Billy Wayne Whittet.

Jeanie is survived by her husband, Wayne of Dacoma; three daughters, Connie Mitchel and her husband, Mike of Alva, Cathy Hickman and her husband, Steve of Cherokee, and Christa Hughes and her husband, Dean of Carmen; seven grandchildren, Representative Jeffrey Hickman of Dacoma, Jeremy Hickman of Enid, Mikela Jean Mitchel of Norman, Jay Mitchel of Edmond, Jared Mitchel of Edmond, Andrea Jean Hughes of Oklahoma City, and Aaron Hughes of Grove; two sisters-in-law, Floy Whittet of Dacoma, and Velma Whittet of Alva; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Dacoma United Methodist Church, or Share Medical Center Hospice.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at (Paid Obit 2-8-1)


Virginia Lee (Edith) Smallwood Easley went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 6, 2006.

She was born in Tishomingo, OK on July 2, 1930. Her father was Troy A. Smallwood and her mother was Vada Lee Clark Smallwood. She went to Tishomingo High School. Edith married Noah (Cork) Easley September 10, 1949. They lived in Tish-omingo until they moved to Sherman, TX, then back to Oklahoma to live in Sulphur, OK. They later moved to Enid where their children attended school. After they retired, they moved back to Tishomingo, where they resided until 2004. They were members of Emmanuel Baptist Church and later, First Baptist Church of Tishomingo.

She worked for 10 years at the Garfield County Lenders Exchange. Edith was a homemaker and later owned several motels in Enid. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She was a good Christian woman and loved attending church as well as teaching Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church in Sulphur when her children were young.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, as well as her children, Doug and Sharon Easley, Roy and Brenda Easley and Barbara and Terry Ryan, and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery on N. Highway 81 in Enid, OK. Visitation will be at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home in Enid until her services. (Paid Obit 2-8-1)