The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 22, 2007

Obituaries for 1-23-07


HARRISON, Edward Sr., 80, Kingfisher. Service pending with Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher.



SUNDERMAN, Edna, 99, Fairview. Service pending with Fairview Funeral Home Inc.



COOK, Fay Etta, 68, Waynoka. Service pending with Marshall Funeral Home, Waynoka.



HIXON, Larry D., 52, Dover. Service pending with Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.



SALLASKA, Eugene, 85, Fairview. Service pending with Fairview Funeral Home Inc.



JUANITA PEARL NORDYKE

The funeral for Juanita Pearl Nordyke, 78, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Southern Baptist Church. Jerry Holt, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born June 28, 1928, in Aline to Paul and Hazel McNickle Seifert and died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Enid.

She graduated from Aline High School in 1945. She married Sam Leroy Nordyke Sept. 30, 1946, in Medicine Lodge, Kan. He died Feb. 27, 1989.

They moved to Enid in 1950 where she worked for Longfellow Cafeteria in the 1950s and later had a day care in her home in the 1960s and 1970s. She was a member of Liberty Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Calvin Nordyke; one daughter, Madelene Carol Mccaul; one sister, Mildred Dickson; and one brother, Clifford Seifert, all of Enid; two grandsons; five granddaughters; eight great-grandsons; and five great-granddaughters.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, one sister and one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Liberty Southern Baptist Church or American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be made online to brown-cum mings.com.



AB VANDERPOOL

A graveside service for AB Vanderpool, 85, of Enid, will be 1:30 p.m. today in Byron-Amorita Cemetery. Richard Dunn will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by the Army.

He was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Pea Ridge, Ark., to Sam and Sylvia May Thompson Vanderpool and died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at his home.

He was raised and educated around Washburn, Mo. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, entering at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Sept. 26, 1942, and was honorably discharged on March 16, 1946, in Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He received the Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.

He married Clarice Jean Puffinbarger June 3, 1946, in Kansas. They lived in Missouri and traveled to Oklahoma where he was a concrete finisher and worked on Johnston grain elevator and Carrier grain elevator. They moved to Cherokee in 1998 and in 1999, moved to Enid.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Muriel Black of Enid.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice, 10 brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Friend’s Church of Cherokee or charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences may be made online at brown-cum mings.com.



LORENE IRENE RUPE

A graveside service for Lorene Irene Rupe, 86, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Marvin Goodpasture will officiate. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Jeffer-son, and died Sun-day, Jan. 21, 2007, in Midwest City.

She married Charley L. Rupe in Jefferson. They lived in Enid then Hot Springs, Ark., for eight years before going to Waco, Texas. He died in 1993, and she moved to Oklahoma City.

Surviving are four sons, Charley Leroy Rupe of San Diego, Larry Kenneth Rupe of Arlington, Texas, Allen Craig Rupe and Brian Kent Rupe, both of Midwest City; one brother, Dean Schwartz of Arizona; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.

Condolences may be made online at ladusauevans@sud denlinkmail.com.



COZETTA ROBINSON

A graveside service for Cozetta Robinson, 72, will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. The Rev. David Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Russworm Funeral Home, Watonga.

She was born March 6, 1934, in Pawhuska to Joe Harvey and Velma Mae Moon Roberts and died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Wichita, Kan.

She was raised and educated in Pawhuska, where she graduated in 1951. She was a member of First Christian Church of Watonga. She worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office and cashier in a movie theater.

She married Jack Lee Robinson July 17, 1952, in Nowata. She was an aide in Osage County Hospital, cashier at Jim’s IGA, caterer for End-O-Main and secretary at All Day Realty.

Surviving are two daughters, Terri Simmons of Watonga and Jackie Wilson of Oklahoma City; one son, Gary Robinson of Watonga; one brother, Clement Roberts, of Pawhuska; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and one son.



DON RAY CANADAY

There will be no service for Don Ray Canaday, 66, of Fairview, at this time. He was cremated at his request. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.

He was born Nov. 23, 1940, in Los Angeles, to Carl C. and Fern Warner Canaday and died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, in Integris Northwest Specialty Hospital.

He married Barbara Ledford in 1960. He joined the Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge, he became a heavy equipment operator. He worked for Penhall Co. over 30 years, retiring in 2001. He married Alice Reynolds June 19, 1982, in Las Vegas. They lived in California until moving to Fairview in January 2001. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local Union 12.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Ann Brown of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Donna Lynn Fuentes of Fall River Mills, Calif., and Candace Fern Wright of Kearney, Mo.; one sister, Freda Metz of Fairview; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and one brother.

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

Condolences may be made online at www.fairviewfuner alhomeinc.com.



DOYLE ‘BUD’ GOBLE

A graveside service for Doyle “Bud” Goble, 63, will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell. Arrange-ments are by Day Funeral Home of Caldwell, Kan. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 6, 1944, and died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Thelma Kelly, Kathy Tuttle family, Kay Dugan family, Karen Singleton family, Chris Kelly, Karl Kelly, and the Nulik families.

Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses.

Condolences may be made online at www.dayfuneral home.info.



VANN, Mary L., 51, Enid. Service pending with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

(Paid Obit 1-23-1)



GLESSIE M. BANE

The funeral for Glessie M. Bane will be 10 a.m. today at Nash Christian Church. Burial will be in New Home Cemetery, Nash. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

(Paid Obit 1-23-1)



ELIZABETH ECK

The funeral for Elizabeth Eck will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery.

(Paid Obit 1-23-2)



ROY WESLEY BIGGS JR.

Graveside services for Roy Wesley “Shorty” Biggs Jr., age 88, will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Burleson presiding. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillsdale Bible Church with the Rev. Meredith Sides and the Rev. James Porterfield officiating. The casket will be open at the funeral home until 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Shorty was born Oct. 1, 1918, near Hillsdale, Okla. to Roy and Lois (Holmes) Biggs, and died Jan. 19, 2007, in Enid.

He graduated from Hillsdale High School and was a graduate of Enid Business College. He attended Oklahoma A&M; College.

He married Ruth Vada Hartman on Aug. 25, 1939, in Enid, Okla. and they lived on the family farm north of Hillsdale.

Shorty was a tremendous husband, father, grandfather, friend, wheat farmer, shepherd, carpenter, craftsman, sports fan and most of all child of God. He believed in his Heavenly Father, his family and country with a deep passion. Shorty was an active member of Hillsdale Bible Church serving 26 years as a deacon, treasurer and trustee. Shorty held several positions on the Hillsdale Public School Board. He and Ruth were active in the Hillsdale Development Corporation and in the establishment of the Hillsdale Christian School. He also served on the Hillsdale Equity Board, the Grant County Soil Conservation Board and the Southwest Rural Water Board. Shorty received the Grant County Pioneer Conservation Award in 1996 and was a recipient of the Alfalfa Electric Co-op Award for continuous service dating back to April 16, 1937.

He is survived by daughters, Nancy Hayes and husband Dale and Lois Gray and husband Richard, all of the Kremlin-Hillsdale community; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Nichols of Pond Creek, Okla.; sister-in-law, Wilma Bowers of Chelan, Wash.; brother-in-law, Lynn Bowen of Hillsdale and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.

Memorials may be made to Hillsdale Bible Church missions account with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be emailed to the family at ladusauevans@sudden linkmail.com.

(Paid Obit 1-23-1)



JOSEPH DANIEL SMITH

Dan Smith passed from this earthly life into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Jan. 20, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, Jan. 23, 2007, at Enid Mennonite Brethren Church with Rev. Al McVety officiating. The casket will be open until 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, and not at the church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Joseph Daniel “Dan” Smith was born Sept. 12, 1949, in Amarillo, Texas to Alfred and Irene Cantrell Smith. He attended and graduated from Caprock High School in 1968. He attended Phillips University.

Dan married Susan Elliott on July 17, 1971, in Oklahoma City.

Dan came to Enid in 1969, worked for Danny’s Datsun where he became the General Manager later becoming a partner with Danny’s Nissan. In 1990, he moved to Northcutt Toyota as the sales manager.

He was a member of the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church.

He is survived by his wife Susan, of the home; three daughters, Holly Lyon and her husband Jon of Dallas, Texas, Jenny Smith of Enid, Katie Smith of the home; one son, Jay Smith of Austin, Texas; his mother, Irene Daugherty and her husband Bob of Amarillo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the fund.

Condolences may be made to ladusauevans@sudden linkmail.com.

(Paid Obit 1-23-1)



TEDDY VAN HUFFER

Teddy (Ted) Van Huffer, 70, of Edmond, Okla. went to be with our Lord Jan. 20, 2007. Ted was born May 25, 1936, in Marshall, Okla. to Howard and Ella Huffer. Ted was a self-employed welder fabricator throughout his life and also worked for the George E. Failing Company for many years.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include his wife Joyce, of the home; son, Brian and wife Susan of Edmond; one brother, Don and wife Evadeen of Marshall, Okla. and a sister-in-law, Helen Huffer of Crescent. He also is survived by two grandchildren, Lucas and Madison Huffer of Edmond, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at the First Christian Church of Edmond, Okla. located on the corner of 2nd St. and Boulevard. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the First Christian Church Building Fund.

Services are under the direction of the Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, Okla.

(Paid Obit 1-23-1)



MARCELLA A. JONES

Funeral services for Marcella A. Jones, 85, will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bobby Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Wau-komis Cem-etery, Waukomis. The casket will be open until the time of the service.

Marcella was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Waukomis, Okla. to Joe Hromas and Anna Pospical and died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital.

She graduated from Waukomis High School and attended Phillips University.

Marcella married D. W. Jr. “Jim” Jones Sept. 28, 1946. They have been married 60 years.

She worked at Pillsbury Mills then at Groendyke’s for 17 years until retirement. She then was associated with her husband at the Sage Room Restaurant.

She loved gardening, watching birds and wildlife, and her pets. She was well known for her family heritage’s culinary art.

She is survived by her husband D.W. “Jim” Jones Jr., of the home; a sister, Evelyn Hampton of Enid; two nephews, Joe Neal Hampton and wife Joan of Waukomis, Okla., Hal Brent Hampton and his wife Carol of Dallas, Texas, and one niece, Claudia Kinman and her husband Dan of Houston, Texas; one great nephew, Jason Hampton and his wife Amanda of Waukomis; one great niece, Jennie Brinkley and her husband Michael of Enid; and one great nephew, Cooper Brinkley and two great nieces, Hannah and Jessica Hampton.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be emailed to the family at ladusauevans@sudden linkmail.com.

(Paid Obit 1-23-1