JANTZ, Gertrude, 88, of Goltry. Services pending with Lanman Funeral Home, Helena.
DONALD WESLEY LOWDER
The funeral for Donald Wesley Lowder, 83, of Ringwood will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Funeral Home chapel. Bishop George Curtis will officiate. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc. There will be no public viewing. Friends may sign the book at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Fairview to John Wesley and Caroline Elsie Rowley Lowder and died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Fairview Regional Medical Center, Fairview.
He graduated from Fairview High School in 1941. He joined the Navy and served on the LST 339 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 as a second lieutenant. He returned to Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma A&M; in Stillwater. He received a bachelor’s degree in business. He married Jewel Glee Willits Feb. 23, 1947, in Pratt, Kan. He taught at Hazelton, Kan., then returned to Oklahoma and taught at schools in Northwest Oklahoma, and later in New Mexico. He taught math and science and was an administrator for 25 years. He was a millwright in Utah and in Oklahoma. He earned two master’s degrees and was a rancher. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, was a branch president and served in other capacities in the church. He was a member of American Legion King Hagan Post 51 and AA.
Surviving are one son, John Lowder of Ringwood; one daughter, Kathryn Duffy of Guymon; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Jewel, he was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the charity of choice.
Condolences may be made online at www.fairviewfuner alhomeinc.com.
DR. RALPH LELAND BULLER
The funeral for Dr. Ralph Leland Buller, 77, of Hydro ,will be 3 p.m. Monday in Bethel Mennonite Church, Hydro. Raymond Unruh, pastor will officiate. Burial will be 10 a.m. in Saron Mennonite Cemetery, Orienta. Arrangements are by Lockstone Funeral Home, Weatherford. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born June 30, 1930, in Waka, Texas, to David Edward and Sarah Kroeker Buller and died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City.
He attended Cleo Springs schools and graduated from Oklahoma Bible Academy in 1947. He attended Grace Bible Institute, Phillips University in Enid, and the University of Oklahoma Medical School, graduating in 1956. He married Lorraine Lohrenz May 29, 1952, in Orienta. He served in the Air Force as a medical officer from 1957-1959. He did his internship in Tulsa at Hillcrest Hospital and his residency in LaFayette, La. He opened his mdical practice in Hydro in 1960 and retired in 1996.
Surviving are his wife, Lorraine, of the home; two sons, Nathan Scott Buller of Weatherford and Kevin Buller of Rural Retreat, Va.; two daughters, Brenda Doane of Meno and Stephanie Buller of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Vernon Buller of Reedley, Calif., and Eldo Buller of Tremont, Ill.; six sisters, Ida Rempel of Hutchinson, Kan., Emily Koehn of Kingfisher, Clarine Johnson of Meno, Frances Schultz of Enid, Josie Slagell of Hydro and Ruby Regier of Cleo Springs; and nine granchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters.
L. G. COPE
The funeral for Loyd George Cope, 63, Hennessey, formerly of Ponca City, will be 1 p.m. today at Faith Tabernacle, Ponca City. The Rev. Don Stanton will officiate. Burial will be in Bryon Amorita Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Trout Funeral Home and Crematory, Ponca City.
He was born in Anthony, Kan., to Glenn A. and Roena Maxine Baldock Cope and died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, in Hennessey.
He lived in Byron until 1951 when he moved with his parents to Ponca City. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1962. In 1969, he moved to the Garber and Enid area where he worked as a pumper for well services until 2000, when he returned to Ponca City. He moved to Hennessey in 2003. He worked for Cottonwood Ranch Supply, traveling a five-state area selling tack.
Surviving are two daughters, Kim Troutman of Bethany and Latricia Schumacher of Tulsa; two stepsons, Jake Todd of Durant and Joshua Todd of Ponca City; one sister, Norene Stanton of Ponca City; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Faith Tabernacle Children’s Building Fund, 422 N. 14th, #116, Ponca City, OK 74601.
JAMES D. REDINGER
The funeral for James D. Redinger, 88, of Seiling, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Redinger Funeral Home Chapel. Orville White, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Brumfield Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 7, 1920, southwest of Seiling to N. S. and Maude VanFleet Redinger and died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Seiling Nursing Center.
He graduated from Seiling High School in 1937. He attended American Business College, Wichita, Kan. He married Ramona Ruth Jordan March 3, 1940, in Wichita. They made their home in Seiling, where he worked in the family business. He joined Seiling Volunteer Fire Department and served as a fireman until his retirement. They moved to Wichita in 1942, where he worked at Boeing Aircraft. He entered the Army Sept. 20, 1943, and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He helped set up Camp Lucky Strike, which processed prisoners of war after their release. He was honorably discharged March 19, 1946.
He moved his family to Seiling, where he and his brother entered into a partnership in the family businesses begun by their parents, Redinger Funeral Home and Redinger Hardware. He retired from the hardware business in 1974. He continued working as a funeral director with his son, and they also operated the ambulance service until 1981.
He served 18 years as treasurer for the city of Seiling, as well as two terms as city concilman. He was appointed chairman of Seiling Municipal Hospital Board when it was built. He was involved in the planning and construction of Seiling-Chester Center for Senior Citizens, where he was treasurer 10 years and volunteered through the RSVP program. He was a member of Seiling Lions Club and served over 50 years on Brumfield Cemetery board. He was a member of Seiling Public Library board and a lifelong member of Seiling Friends Church, where he taught Sunday school and served on numerous committees. In 1994, he was inducted into Dewey County Hall of Fame.
Surviving are his wife, Ramona; one daughter, Saundra Powell of Fort Collins, Colo.; one son, Ronnie Redinger of Seiling; one brother, Willard Redinger of Seiling; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, and one great-grandson.
Condolences may be made online at www.redingerfuner alhome.com.
VICKY SUE LACY
The service for Vicky Sue Lacy, 60, of Pond Creek, will be at a later date. Arrange-ments are by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 15, 1947, to Wilma Jean Chadwick in Fairfax and died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
She attended various schools in Oklahoma City. She married Herb Lacy May 16, 1969, and they made their home in Pond Creek. She graduated from Northern Okla-homa College in 1992 and went on to be a registered nurse. She worked in Medford, Wakita, Greenbrier and the last six years at Highland Park Manor.
Surviving are her husband, Herb of Pond Creek; one daughter, Lesley Dollarhide of Tonkawa; one son, Dalton Lacy of Pond Creek; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and one daughter.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, cancer division.
Condolences may be made online at www.enidwe care.com.
A graveside service for Frank Alexander “Cut” Cutsinger, 91, of Perry, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry. The Rev. Roy Jones will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born May 31, 1916, in Joplin, Mo., to Frank Glenville and Bessie Edith McGuire Cutsinger and died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Green Valley Nursing Home, Perry.
He and his family moved several times in his early years before settling in Tonkawa. He married Hazel Marie Parrick in 1932 in Perry. They made their home in Kay County, where he attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College from 1934-1935. In 1935, he was Oklahoma A.A.U. Golden Gloves heavyweight boxing champion. He moved his famiy to Perry in 1936. He was drafted into the military and assigned just before the end of World War II.
He owned and operated Cutsinger Pipe, Tool and Nipple Supply. He was also a carpenter. He was active in the community as a sports mentor and booster, a Teen Town chaperone and was active in Perry Camp Fire and Boy Scouts programs. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel; one daughter, Pastor Sally Anne Weiesnbach of Muskogee; one brother, Bob Cutsinger of West Plains, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one son.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077 to the charity of choice or First Presbyterian Church, Perry.
Condolences may be made online at www.brown-dugger funeralhome.com.
The funeral for Viola Shuyler will be 2 p.m. Monday at Prairie View Assembly of God Church, Lamont. Burial will be in Lamont Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek.
(Paid Obit 1-26-1)
MARTHA H. WRIGHT
Funeral 10 a.m. today at Anderson Burris Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur. (Anderson-Burris)
(Paid Obit 1-26-1)
ELIZABETH ANNA FRANCES ECK BLISS GOODMAN
The funeral for Elizabeth Anna Frances Eck Bliss Goodman will be 10 a.m. today in the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery, Meno.
(Paid Obit 1-26-1)
ANNE G. LARSEN
The funeral for Anne Louise Gottschall Larsen will be 10:30 a.m. today at Davis Park Christian Church. Burial will be in Enid Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
(Paid Obit 1-26-1)
CHARLES ALLEN BUDZENE
Charles Allen Budzene, 71, of Perkins, OK died on Thursday, January 24, 2008, in Perkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2008, at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Monta Lynn Brown officiating. Interment will be in Morris Heights Cemetery, Orlando, OK. Family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2008, at Strode Funeral Home. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on April 21, 1936, in Orlando, OK to Carl Albert Budzene and Emma Mae (Phillips) Budzene. He attended school in Orlando and graduated in 1954. He then entered the military where he served with the 47th Infantry Regiment. When he returned from the service he began custom harvesting for several years before working for Swan’s Manufacturing. After working awhile for Swan’s, he went to work for OSU in the Animal Science Department until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing and especially gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donnie Budzene; one sister, Billie June Cowger; two brothers, Harold Budzene and Carl Budzene, Jr.
He is survived by one son, Wayne Budzene and his wife, Elana, of Buckner, MO; two daughters, Gwen Budzene, of Perkins, OK, Barbara Driskel and her husband, Tim, of Stillwater, OK; eight grandchildren, Aerial Budzene, Dustin Budzene, Angela Budzene, Dalton Budzene, Jacob Mack, Ashley Mack, Madison Driskel, Josh Driskel; three sisters, Erma Hall, of Stillwater, OK, Anna Coffey, of Enid, OK, Wilma Dry-Hall, of Perkins, OK; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to American Cancer Society, c/o Karen Ward, 106 E. Marie, Stillwater, OK 74075.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
(Paid Obit 1-26-1)
JANTZ, Gertrude, 88, of Goltry. Services pending with Lanman Funeral Home, Helena.
Harold C. Jones
Funeral service for Harold C. Jones will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Alva Church of God. The Rev. Bob Brown and Chuck Lightfoot will officiate. Interment will be in Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Harold C. Jones, a longtime resident and businessman of Alva, Okla., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2013. Harold was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Roosevelt, Calif., to John David (JD) Jones and Mary Elizabeth Brown Jones.
Harold entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 28, 1950. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 6, 1952.
Harold married Laura Jane Morris Achemire on Nov. 8, 1952, in Clayton N.M. They had two children: stepson, Roy Achemire, and daughter, Brenda Sue Jones Nusser.
Harold managed Ken’s Truck Stop, where Ampride is today, and then Ken’s Sport Shop. He owned the Western Motel for two years and an antique and used furniture store before retiring to full-time buying, repairing, selling and trading.
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson, 83, passed from this world to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her family at Greenbrier Nursing Home, Enid, Okla. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at First Christian Church, Perryton, Texas, officiated by the Revs. Dan Anderson and Tracy Wilson. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Boxwell Brother’s Funeral Home. Also, a Celebration of Life memorial service will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Oakwood Christian Church, Enid, Okla.
Colleen was born June 18, 1930, to Andrew Franklin and Ruby Faye Milledge in Perryton. She was the first baby born in Ochiltree County Hospital and attended school in Twitchell, Perryton, and Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colo.
Johnny Louie Conley
Johnny Louie Conley, of Enid, Okla., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at age 80, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid of complications following a stroke. His immediate family members and other loved ones were by his bedside when he died.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant in Enid. The Rev. Pat Sutherlin will officiate. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 4, 1933, on the family farm, located near Midway Corner, west of Fairview. His parents were Lou Earl Conley and Grace Sterling Conley.
The family moved to Fairview a few years later, where he graduated from Fairview High School. During high school he worked in the Buick auto dealership of his future father-in-law, Walter James.
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and entered military service in 1953.
Gerald Eugene 'Gary' Tuttle
A come-and-go visitation with family to honor Gary Tuttle will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Aline Senior Center. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Helena.
Patricia Ring Romero
Service for Patricia Ring Romero, 80, of Tulsa, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa. She died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Tulsa.
Billie D. Brooks
Visitation with the family of Billie D. Brooks, 80, formerly of Enid, Okla., will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Ill. A private burial will be held at a later date in Rosehill Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.
Audrey Mae Abshire
Funeral service for Audrey Mae Abshire, 84, of Canton, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Canton Christian Church. Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery. Arrangements by Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Edward E. Schultz
Service pending with Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Thomas Jones Arnold
Visitation and viewing for Thomas Arnold, 60, of Carmen, will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Johnny l. Conley
Funeral service for Johnny l. Conley, 80, of Enid, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant.
- More Obituaries Headlines
- Harold C. Jones