The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 4, 2007

Obituaries for 2-5-07

CERNY, Nellie P. “Bonnie,” 88, Hennessey. Service pending with Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.


The funeral for Annabelle C. Tuttle, 93, of Enid, formerly of Fort Smith, Ark., will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Smith. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 1, 1913, to Levi Big Eagle and Amy Mae Corey and died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in Enid.

She was a retired child guidance counselor for the civil service. She served the Department of Interior Flandreau Indian Vocational High School. She was a member of the Tribe of Lower Yanktonnai Dakota Indians. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fort Smith, where she was active in St. Margaret’s and St. Anne’s Guild. She was active in R.S.V.P. and A.A.R.P.

Surviving are one daughter, Ardis W. Rives of Enid; two grandsons; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 215 North 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Condolences may be made online at www.edwardsfuneral


The funeral for Larry Dean Stahlman, 70, of Fargo, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fargo United Methodist Church. The Rev. Aaron Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Fargo Cemetery. Arrangements are by Billings Funeral Home.

He was born June 7, 1936, in Shattuck to Howard Eugene and Stella Bandy Stahlman and died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at his home.

He graduated from Gage High School in 1954. He served in the Army at Fairbanks, Alaska. He married Jean Peoples June 9, 1956, in Sharon. They made their first home in Anchorage, Alaska. They returned to Fargo in 1958 and ran a dairy farm north of Fargo until 1973. In 1978, he traveled overseas to work for Parker Drilling in Algeria. He worked in the oil field until retiring in 1998. He was a member of Fargo United Methodist Church and served on Fargo School Board for 10 years.

Surviving are his wife Jean, of the home; two sons, Steve Stahlman and Monte Stahlman, both of Fargo; one daughter, Denna Bridal of Woodward; two brothers, Clinton Stahlman of Shattuck and Phil Stahlman of Hayes, Kan.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, cancer research, or Woodward Hospital Hospice.

Condolences may be made online at www.billingsfuneral


The funeral for Opal Shoemaker, 78, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Jamieson will officiate. Burial will be in Enid Cemetery.

She was born May 28, 1928, in Enid to Everett and Rachael McMahan Jones and died Sun-day, Feb. 4, 2007, in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

She was a graduate of Enid High School. She married William F. Shoemaker. They made their home in Enid. She was a member of Church of God, past president of NCO Wives Club at Vance Air Force Base, member of Imo Neighbors Club and Imo Neighbors Election Board.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen, Kathy, Cindy and Janie; three sons, Mike, Rod and Brad; five brothers, David Jones, Jerry Jones, Paul Jones, Jeff Jones and Wayne Jones, all of Enid; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; one grandson; four sisters; and two brothers.

Condolences may be made online at


Funeral services for Patrick Leroy Long will be 2 p.m. today at Abundant Life Family Worship Center. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

(Paid Obit 2-5-1)


Funeral services for Laverne McIntosh Luckinbill will be 10 a.m. today, Feb. 5, 2007, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

(Paid Obit 2-5-1)


A graveside service for William David “Bill” Kenyon Jr. will be 2 p.m. today in Dover Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.

(Paid Obit 2-5-1)


The funeral for Martha Jean Case Moore will be 2 p.m. today at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. Her remains will be cremated following the service.

(Paid Obit 2-5-1)


A memorial service will be held for Sergeant David A. Bidwell, Air Force Retired, 77, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Byron Neufeld will officiate.

David was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Lima, Ohio, to Laurel David and Lottie Ione (Ashby) Bidwell, and died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at his home.

David married Rose Alexander on Feb. 2, 1951, and they were married 56 years.

He served in the Air Force during World War II. It was an honor to serve his country. He served in Vienna, Austria; Tucon, Ariz.; Alaska; Suffolk County Air Force Base, New York and in the Panama Canal Zone. After retiring from the military, he owned Dave’s Pipe and Tobacco and Vacu-Maid of Enid. He was a member of Meadowlake Men’s Golf Association where he made a Hole in One. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Fishing and hunting were also activities he enjoyed.

He is survived by his wife Rose, of the home; daughters, Barbara Hume of Tampa, Fla. and Pamela Schibi and husband Mike of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Joshua Hume of Atlanta, Ga., Hayley Hume of Tampa, Fla., Nicole Rubenstein of Atlanta, Ga., Danielle Presti and Gregg Schibi of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Devaney and Lia Presti and sister, Gwen Edmiston of Lima, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

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

Condolences may be emailed to the family at ladusauevans@sudden

(Paid Obit 2-5-2)


A graveside service for Wilma Fern Benkendorf, 78, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, west of Enid. Rev. Gary Hendrick-son will officiate. Arrange-ments are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Wilma was born on a farm west of Enid on July 19, 1928, to W.C. and Emma (Brainard) Benkendorf, and died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the United Methodist Home.

She attended the Vernon Grade School and Medford High School. She entered the Fairview Fellowship Home, Fairview in 1978, and moved to the Methodist Home, Enid in 1994. Wilma was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, west of Enid.

She is survived by one brother, Bill Benkendorf and wife Thea of Enid; sister, Mary Lou Moehle and husband Richard of Carrier; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Home or the Fairview Fellowship Home.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ladusauevans@sud

(Paid Obit 2-5-1)