The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 12, 2007

Obituaries for 3-13-07


BEIER, Emil R. Jr., 77, Perry. Service pending with Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry.





GLADYS GRACE WALTA

A graveside service for Gladys Grace Walta, 89, will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bluff City, Kan. Dan West will officiate. Arrangements are by Elliott Mortuary, Anthony, Kan.

She was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Anthony to Joseph and Josephine Kucera Walta Jr. and died Wednesday, February 28, 2007, in Wellington, Kan.

Surviving are one niece, one nephew and one special friend, all of Caldwell, Kan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Humane Society of Wichita or to Sumner County District #1 Hospital.





NANCY WALKER HUEY

A memorial service for Nancy Walker Huey, 70, of Enid, will be 4 p.m. today in Symphony Hall Theater Ballroom of the Knox Building, Enid. Doug Newell will officiate.

She was born July 18, 1936, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Babe and Jewel Walker and died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in Enid.

She grew up in Texas where she graduated from high school and attended two years at the University of Texas in Arlington. She worked in sales and catering. She moved to Enid in 1994 and later worked for Enid Symphony Center as administrative assistant.

Surviving are three sons, Joe Don Huey of Dallas, Stephen Wesley Huey of Baltimore, and John Michael Huey of Arlington, Texas; and one brother, Buddy Walker of Burleson, Texas.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Enid Symphony Center.

Condolences may be made to the family at ladusau evans@suddenlinkmail.com.





LOREN NEWELL

The funeral for Loren Newell, 81, of Enid, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Home Cemetery, Nash. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Nash to O.L. and Maude Ragains-Newell and died Monday, March 12, 2007, at his home.

He grew up and attended school in Nash. He was called into the service in 1943. He entered the Air Force and began pilot training in Valejo, Calif. He married Leora Strait Dec. 21, 1944, in California. He went on to attend Montana State University. He was honorably discharged from the service in April 1946. The couple moved back to Oklahoma. He worked as a elevator manager in Booker, Texas, and began a 20-year career in grain elevator management business. He managed elevators in Kremlin, Conway Springs, Kan., Douglas and Kingfisher. He took electronics and management courses at night. He started his own business in 1981, Newell Electro Sales and Service’s in Enid. He was a member of Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school teacher. He was a member of Lions Club and American Legion. He was a 50-year member of Pond Creek Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star. He was also a 32nd-degree Mason.

Surviving are his wife Leora, of the home; two daughters, Mickie Post of Kingfisher and Debbie Scott of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Velma Lawver of Lawrence, Kan.; one brother, Forest Newell of Parsons, Kan.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Calvary Baptist Chruch and Hospice Circle of Love.

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





DARIN LEE CLAPPER

The funeral for Darin Lee Clapper, 39, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Waynoka First Baptist Church. The Rev. David Shaw and Mike Marsalis, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Way-noka Municipal Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Marshall Funeral Home, Waynoka.

He was born April 23, 1967, in Alva, to Tama Louise Drake and Delroy Lee Holzwarth, and died Saturday, March 10, 2007.

He grew up in Waynoka where he attended and graduated high school in 1985. He attended Morning Star Baptist Church. He attended Oklahoma State University Okmulgee Tech. He worked as a shop foreman for 17 years at Clean Harbors. He married Suzanne Asche Aug. 4, 2001, in Mooreland. They made their home in Waynoka.

Surviving are his wife Suzanne; one daughter, Ashley; one son, Cody, all of the home; his mother, Tama Clapper of Orlando, Fla.; his father, Delroy Holzwarth of Salina, Kan.; three sisters, Mylee Bell of Amarillo, Texas, Kama Brune of Joplin, Mo., and Shamryn Holzwarth of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Josh Holzwarth of Phoenix; grandfather, Stuart Hodges of Waynoka; and grandmother, Marie Holzwarth of St. Frances, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his adoptive father, David Clapper.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Waynoka 4-H and FFA Booster Club.

Condolences may be made online at www.marshallfuner alhomes.com.





KALLEY SKYE GULLEY

A graveside service for Kalley Skye Gulley, infant, will be 2 p.m.Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Allen Mabra will officiate. Arrangements are by Billings Funeral Home.

She was born and died Saturday, March 10, 2007, in Shattuck.

Surviving are her parents, Jeremy and Shelly Rives Gulley; two brothers, Ethan Gulley of Woodward and Jeremiah Gulley of Omaha, Neb.; maternal grandparents, Carla Nichols and Harry Rives of Woodward; maternal great-grandmother, Barbara Bernard of Start, La.; paternal grandparents, Craig and Lisa Harrod; paternal great-grandparents, Jack and Barbara Bible; and Ada Bible, all of Wewoka.





JAN O. FRAZE

A memorial service for Jan O. Fraze, 53, of Woodward, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Billings Funeral Home Chapel. His remains were donated to University of Kansas Medical Center for research. Arrange-ments are by Billings Funeral Home.

He was born Feb. 17, 1954, in Garden City, Kan., to William Cecil and Lenora Maude Holmes Fraze and died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Woodward.

He attended school in Garden City. He was inducted into the Army in 1972 and received an honorable medical discharge in 1973. He studied drafting at Tulsa Junior College for two years in the 1970s. He worked in Tulsa, Houston, and Garden City, Kan., before moving to Woodward in 1995. He owned Jan’s Soil Testing in Woodward.

Surviving are two sisters, Cecilia Sherraden of Garden City and Susan Coester of Girard, Kan.; one brother, Willie Fraze of Plainville, Kan.; and special friend, Linda Martin of Norman.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Salvation Army.

Condolences may be made online at www.billingsfuner alhomewoodward.com.





JAMES EDWARD ARMENDOLA

A memorial service for James Edward Armendola, 2, of Enid, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Covenant. The Revs. Kent Dorsey and Bill Inglish will officiate. Visit-ation with the family will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

He was born May 27, 2004, in Enid, to John and Lindsay Armendola, and died Monday, March 12, 2007, in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

Surviving are his parents, John and Lindsay Armen-dola; one sister, Jennifer; grandparents, Steve and Debbie Whitfill; and great-grandparents, Charlie and Jo Van Boskirk and Elton and Frances Whitfill.





RUBY JUANITA HENDERSON

The funeral for Ruby Juanita Henderson, 81, will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Alva First Baptist Church. Greg Hook and the Rev. Wade Burleson will officiate. Burial will be in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.

She was born Nov. 7, 1925, near Hopeton to John William and Blanche Erma Phillips Percival and died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Enid.

She attended school in Alva. She married Neal Henderson Jan. 21, 1944. They made their home in Alva where they owned and operated United Brake and Electric and Honda of Alva. She was active in First Baptist Church in Alva.

Surviving are her husband Neal, of Alva; two daughters, Rita Cook of Enid and Connie Woodson of Oklahoma City; one son, Jim Henderson of Alva; nine grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers.

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

Condolences may be made online at www.marshallfuner alhomes.com.





VIOLA L. BROWN EDWARDS

A graveside service for Viola L. Brown Edwards, 92, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Garden Chapel of Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. John Jamieson will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Hen-ninger-Allen Funeral Home.

She was born April 9, 1914, in Woodward County to James Henry and Laura Ellen Bowlin Hamilton and died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Greenbrier Nursing Home.

She attended local schools and graduated from high school in 1932. She married Francis C. Brown Aug. 18, 1934. She later married Lea A. Edwards in 1978. She worked as a seamstress at Loomis Furniture for several years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Gillham of Wills Point, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband Francis in 1976, and husband Lea in 1985; and three brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Hospice Circle of Love.





GLADYS E. STRECK

A graveside service for Gladys E. Streck, 83, will be 1 p.m.Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery Garden Chapel. Terry Chick, pastor, will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

She was born April 1, 1923, in Hennessey, to E. Charles and Roxy Lee Smallwood Lee, and died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Enid.

She grew up and attended schools in Hennessey. She married James M. Streck July 4, 1939, in Hennessey.

Surviving are five children, James Lee Streck of Nevada, Charles Michael Streck of Tulsa, Daniel Graig Streck, Debbie Lynn Streck, and Sherry Ann Streck, all of Enid; one brother, Charles E. Lee of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, cancer division.

Condolences may be made online at www.andersonbur ris.com.





JUANITA BARTLETT

The funeral for Juanita Bartlett, 91, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Perry, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Perry. Duane Snavely, chaplain, and Rev. Ed Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry. Arrange-ments are by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry.

She was born July 2, 1915, in Arkansas City, Kan., to Stacy and Mary Alpharetta Parr Stultz and died Friday, March 9, 2007, in Oklahoma City.

She married Earl F. Bartlett Oct. 19, 1936 in Arkansas City. He died Dec. 19, 2006. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Perry and Morrison Dance Club.

Surviving are three sons, Bill S. Bartlett of Houston, Richard Earl Bartlett of Orinda, Calif., and Gary L. Bartlett of Medford, Ore.; one daughter, Judy Bartlett of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bartlett, one son and two brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Phil K. Bartlett Memorial.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.brown-duggerfuneral home.com.





DENNIS EARL GIBSON

A graveside service for Dennis Earl Gibson, 55, of Shawnee, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kingfisher Cemetery. The Rev. Dave Lewis will officiate. Arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Service of Kingfisher.

He was born April 4, 1951, in Salem, Ill., to Envis Earl and Allean Mary Harper Gibson and died Friday, March 9, 2007.

He graduated from Kingfisher High School and was employed at Tinker Air Force Base. He had lived in Oklahoma City most of his life and in Shawnee for the past three years.

Surviving is one brother, Dan Gibson of Shawnee.





VANSILL, Steven, 55, Enid. Service pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 3-13-1)





FRED G. HUDSON M.D.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

(Paid Obit 3-13-1)





PAUL T. SISSEL

Funeral 10:30 a.m. today at Central Assembly of God Church. Burial in Fairfax Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. (Anderson-Burris). (Paid Obit 3-13-1)





FAITH JEANINE ANDERSON

A graveside service for Faith Jeanine Anderson will be 2 p.m. today in Waukomis Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 3-13-1)





WILLIAM ‘BLAKE’ CULP

The funeral for William “Blake” Culp will be 3 p.m. today at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

(Paid Obit 3-13-1)





LORETTA GALE MCELFRESH HAIGH

A funeral service for Loretta Gale McElfresh Haigh, 54, of Wichita, formerly of Enid, will be 10 a.m. today, March 13, 2007, in Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rick Milan will officiate. Upon her request, she will be cremated.

Loretta was born August 27, 1952 in Enid to James Albert and Coy Mae Milan McElfresh, and died early Friday morning in St. Francis Hospital of Wichita, Kan.

She was raised in the Enid area and attended school in Ames. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister to her family and will be deeply missed.

Loretta was self employed doing various types of painting which she did up to the time of her death.

She is survived by three children, Lisa Dean, Kansas, David Dean and his wife Tessa and Sharmae Keith and her husband Donald, all of Wichita. She is also survived by four brothers, Anthony McElfresh and his wife Madonna of Enid, Albert McElfresh and his wife Debbie of Burns Flat, Okla., Jimmy Wendt and his wife Sherry of Turon, Kan. and Mike Wendt and his wife Shannon of Gueda Springs, Kan.; four sisters, Pat Black and her husband Gene, Diane Winkleman and her husband Pat, Pamela Jones and her husband Mike, and Betty Ann Petty and her husband Steve, all of Enid; nine grandchildren, Kyle, Kelci, Cody, Dakota, Alyssa, Makala Gale, Joshua, Angel and Donald Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a sister and a brother.

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

Condolences can be made to the family at ladusau evans@suddenlinkmail.com. (Paid Obit 3-13-1)