The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 26, 2006

Obituaries for 12/27/06

ABERNETHY, Mary Ruth, 85, Enid. Service pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

DENNIS, Margaret Ann, 53, Kingfisher. Service pending with Sanders Funeral Service Inc., Kingfisher.

CLARK, Christia, 34, Fargo. Service pending with Johnson’s Good Samaritan Funeral Service, Woodward.

EZELL-LOUTHAN, Ruth, 92, Chester. Service pending with Redinger Funeral Home, Seiling.

STRECKER, Allie, 99, Chester. Service pending with Redinger Funeral Home, Seiling.


A graveside service for Wallace “Bud” Dalton Riggs, 84, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Laverne, will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Cline Cemetery, northwest of Laverne, with military graveside rites by Laverne/Buffalo American Legion. The Rev. Wes Peterman will officiate. Arrangements are by Myatt-Seeger Funeral Home, Laverne. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born July 16, 1922, on the family farm west of Laverne to Arles P. Sr. and Anna I. Salwaechter Riggs and died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles.

He graduated from Dacoma High School in 1940 and received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1947. He received his master’s degree in Greeley, Colo., and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 327 and Elks Club, all in Long Beach.

He married Esther Mae Huckaby April 18, 1946, in Alva. She died June 24, 1997.

Surviving are two sisters, Billie L. Bell of Wichita, Kan., and Alberta R. Bliss of Carmen.

In addition to his wife, Esther, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Cline Cemetery or Laverne Ambulance.


The funeral for Otilda R. Cink, 92, of Wakita, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church, Wakita. The Rev. Mike Wheelahan will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City, Kan. Arrangements are by Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Anthony, Kan. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 22, 1914, in St. Joseph, Kan., to Robert A. and Catherine Ciskowski Conrady and died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Wakita Community Health Center.

She married Louis Cink Sr. Aug. 2, 1933, in Clyde. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church, Altar Society and EHU.

Surviving are one son, Louis Cink Jr. of Wakita; two daughters, Joan Pentz of Kiowa, Kan., and Delores Mattingly of Anthony; two brothers, Edwin Conrady of Wakita and Louis Conrady of Jenks; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1969, five brothers and six sisters.

Memorials may be made to Wakita Community Health Center or St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church.


The funeral for Mary E. Meyer, 89, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Covington Christian Church. The Rev. Connie Schlarb will officiate. Burial will be in Billings Union Cemetery. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 14, 1917, on a farm west of Billings to Orville and Nora Williams and died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Greenbrier Nursing Home.

She graduated from Billings High School and attended college in Tonkawa. She taught school near Billings for one year.

She married John T. Meyer June 25, 1940, in Sterling. They moved to Covington in 1946. She taught third grade in Covington schools while attending Central State University, graduating in 1953. She was honored as Garfield County Teacher of the Year in 1969. She was a 4-H leader and active in Home School Club. She retired in May 1977. She was a member of Garfield County Retired Teachers Association and became a board member of Tri-County Senior Citizens. She was a member of Covington Christian Church and Enid Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She moved to Greenbrier Nursing Home in March 2006.

Surviving are one son, Dean Meyer of Cleo Springs; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Covington Christian Church or Hospice Circle of Love.

Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris .com.


The funeral for Flora “Sis” Juanita Arganbright, 89, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Friends Church, Cherokee. The Revs. Ken Keeling and Tom Cooksey will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Ar-rangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born May 3, 1917, in Cherokee to Wheeler and Lottie Ferbrache Harper and died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, in Enid.

She married Roy A. Argan-bright Oct. 23, 1937, in Buffalo. He died in 1977. She lived in the Cherokee area all her life.

She worked at Van’s Cleaners, Cherokee Manor and Bob’s Retail and was a member of Friends Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bill Arganbright of Sayre and Don “Butch” Arganbright of Cherokee; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Roy, she was preceded in death by one brother, one grandson and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Friends Church.


The funeral for Vola Wilma Kinney will be 2 p.m. today at Aline Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wentworth Mortuary, Carmen. (Paid Obit 12-27-2)


A Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will be in Hennessey Cemetery. Arrangements are by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 12-27-2)


Raymond K. Garis, 81, of Bothell, Wash., passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006. He was born in Enid on July 13, 1925.

Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a paint contractor in home construction for many years.

Mr. Garis is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Jane Garis; sons, Alvin D. Garis and Marion Joe Garis; daughters, Sharon Kay Holderby and Vickie R. Garis; five granddaughters; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil Garis; sister, Mildred Trent. Raymond is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 N.E., Bothell, WA 98011. Private inurnment was held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Seattle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Raymond’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Research Fund. Arrangements are by Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home, Bothell, WA. (Paid Obit 12-27-1)


Max D. Long was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Salt Fork, OK and died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, in Breckinridge, OK.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family was served by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

Max D. Long has left the playing field; but yet many sounds will be heard. On and on he made a difference in one life that will live on to tell the many things he did while here, such a short time hardly a blink in God’s eyes. So don’t shed a tear rejoice in life. Dad always did. In music, in friends, in war and work he lived. As will he always, in my heart and soul. Till we meet again papa. (Paid Obit 12-27-1)


The funeral services for Velva L. (Collins) Swaim, 93-year-old Enid resident, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Ted Kuschel will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Ceme-tery.

Velva was born June 23, 1913, on a farm near Douglas to Sylvester Collins and Allie Victoria (Mincks) Collins and died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Golden Oaks Nursing Home.

She attended local schools and graduated from Enid High School in 1931.

On Jan. 28, 1934, she married Harold Swaim in the Central Christian Church in Enid. The couple made their home on the family farm near Douglas. She was a homemaker, worked at St. Mary’s for nine years, as well as owning the Bridal Shop in downtown Enid.

Upon the couple’s retirement, they traveled extensively across America and Mexico in their mobile home. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a charter member of the Junior Farmerettes.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Anderson of Enid, and Janice Hermanski of Tulsa; her grandchildren, Mason Anderson and wife Rebecca of Oklahoma City, Jeff Hermanski and wife Pamela of Edmond, and Jason Hermanski of Tulsa; her great-grandchildren, Melissa and Garrett Hermanski of Edmond; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Memorials may be made to Golden Oaks Chapel with Henninger-Allen acting as custodian of the funds. (Paid Obit 12-27-1)