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Aaron Edwin Moore 1872-1958

cathysummerlin  (View posts)

Posted: 22 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Moore, Rose, Yarbrough, Jones, Scott

OBITUARY -- AARON EDWIN MOORE

Aaron Edwin Moore, son of William and Sarah Moore, was born December 4, 1872 in Elk county Kansas and departed this life on January 14 at his home at the age of 85 years, one month and ten days. his entire life was spent in Kansas. When a young man, he united with the Christian Church.
On November 19, 1893 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Yarbrough, who departed this life on February 28, 1941. Also preceding him in death was one son.
He leaves to mourn his passing five children: Homer Moore, of Piedmont: Mrs. Lizzie Wade of Piedmont: Mrs. Clara Norman of Towanda, Kansas Mrs. Etta Keating Emporia and Mrs. Alice Stober. Eureka. One sister Ethel Jones, Los Angeles, Calif. one brother-in-Law Sam Yarbrough of San Bernardino, Calif. 32 grand children: 40 great grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral service was held from.
I don't have the ending of this obit. I do have a copy of what is shown.


James Yarbrough 1867-1940

cathysummerlin  (View posts)

Posted: 22 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Yarbrough, Moore, Rose, Jones, Scott

JAMES YARBROUGH
Funeral services for James Yarbrough, 73 retired Frisco railroad employee who died at his home,708 North Main, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at Pyffe's chapel Thursday afternoon, the hour as yet to be determined.
Rev. E.W. Harrison, pastor of the Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Yarbrough retired from the Frisco in July, 1938, after a period of service of more than 45 years. He had lived in Blackwell for about 30 years. being engaged as foreman of a section crew during his work from the city depot.
He was born in Memphis, Tenn. May 11 1867. His death followed a 3-month illness.
Mr. Yarbrough was a member of the Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife: three daughters, Mrs. Alma Condon, Elk Falls, Kansas, Mrs. Grace Vey, Seattle Washington, and Mrs. Ethel Paulson, Oklahoma City: two sons, Wilbur of West Plains, Mo. and William of Blackwell; one sister , Mrs. Mary Moore of Peidmont, Kans., and a brother, Sam Yarbrough of San Bernardino, Calif.


Mary Ann(Yarbrough)Moore 1874-1941

cathysummerlin  (View posts)

Posted: 22 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Yarbrough, Moore, Rose, Jones, Scott

RITES FOR MRS. A. MOORE HELD

Mary Ann Yarbrough daughter of T. C. and Hannah Yarbrough was born in Green County, Tenn. April 16 1874 and departed this life February 28 1941, at the age of sixty-six years ten months and twenty-two days.
She came with her parents to Piedmont, Kansas at the age of twelve years and spent the remainder of her life there.
On November 19, 1893, she was united in marriage to Aaron E. Moore.
To this union were born six children. five of whom are still living.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Homer Moore of Piedmont; four daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Wade, Severy, Mrs. Etta Keiting, Emporia, Mrs. Alice Stuber, Severy; one brother, Sam Yarbrough, San Bernardino, Calif.; twenty-four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held from the Christian church at Piedmont Sunday, March 2, by Rev. Michael of Augusta.
As printed in newspaper February 1941.


William Moore 1849-1906

cathysummerlin  (View posts)

Posted: 22 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Moore, Rose, Yarbrough, Jones, Scott

WILLIAM MOORE DEAD

William Moore died at his home in this city last Saturday after a lingering illness. Uncle Billie has been ailing for the past six months, but only in the last month has his case been considered hopeless. The funeral was held
Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Woodward, of that church the G.A.R. and the Odd Fellows attended the funeral to pay the last respects to their departed brother, and many of our towns people assisted in the service to this memory. The building was wholly inadequate and quite a number stood through the service, both inside and outside the church. Uncle Billie was as well known as any man in the city and was highly regarded for his probity, fidelity and unflinching honesty.
He was city treasurer for several terms and was as good a one as we have ever had.
The family have the sympathy of many friends in their great loss.
Added Jan 21, 2013 by: Kyle CondonWm. Moore died at his residence in Blackwell, on Jan. 27 aged about 67 years. He was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, when he moved at various times to Philadelphia, PA. Then to Hocking County, Ohio, to Jackson County, Kansas, to Elk County, Kansas finally coming to Blackwell at the opening of the Cherokee Strip. He was married Feb. 25, 1881, to Sarah Rose at Holton, KS and to them were six children born, one son and five daughters, five of whom with their mother survive to morn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He served in the Union army in the late civil war in Company E, 155th regiment of Ohio, and was discharged Aug. 27, 1864 at Camp Denison, Ohio. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the G.A.R. and was city treasurer of Blackwell county for several terms. He was well and favorably known and his death is greatly regretted. The funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the M.E. Church, interment in the Odd fellows Cemetery.


Orasho Nelson MARTIN

JDunten0590  (View posts)

Posted: 19 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: MARTIN, DUNSWORTH

ENID OK 18 SEPTEMBER 1941
RITES TODAY FOR RASHO A. MARTIN
Rites for Rasho A. MARTIN, 61 years old Lucien farmer, will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock i the Covington Methodist Church with Rev. Ellis officiating.
Burial will be in the Covington Cemetery. with the Fossett Schaeffer Funeral Home in charge.
Martin died early Wednesday morning in an Enid Hospital after a week's illness. He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Ralph and Russell, both of Garber, a daughter, Mrs. Dean Dunsworth of Stroud, two bother, three sisters and three grch.


RALPH MARTIN

JDunten0590  (View posts)

Posted: 19 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: MARTIN, CULP, GIBBONS

RALPH MARTIN - GARBER- 26 MAY 1994
The funeral for Ralph MARTIN, 82, will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday at the 1st United Methodist Church in Garber. The Rev. Craig Dietert will officiate. Burial will be in the Garber Cem. under direction of Sisson Fuenral Home, Garber.
He was born August 28, 1911 at Fairmont to Rasho Alvin Pat Nelson & Frona SISSON MARTIN and died Wesdnesday May 25, 1994 at Bass Memorial Baptist Hospital, Enid. He moved with the family to Guthrie at an early age started in business with a paper route and a milk route. He then moved to Billings before moving to Garber where he was a longtime owner of the Martin Food Store. He was member of the 1st Methodist Church, active in several committees, a longtime Lion and Member of the CC. He married Helen Marie CULP at Perry. She died in 1992 November 4.
Surviving are one daughter, Glenda GIBBONS of Tulsa; one son, Leroy of Garber; 2 grc and 3 ggrch.


Sarah (ROSE) Moore 1853- 1913

cathysummerlin  (View posts)

Posted: 22 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Moore, Rose, Yarbrough, Jones, Scott

MOORE- Mrs. Sarah Rose Moore was born in Iowa, Dec 2, 1853. When about four years of age whe with her parents moved to Kansas. She was married to William Moore on Feb 25 1871. Near Holton, Kansas. They came to Blackwell when the strip opened and remained here until about two years ago, when Mrs. Moore moved to Seattle, Washington. where she died Dec 3 1913 of Kidney trouble. Mr. Moore Died about eight years ago. Five children remain to mourn her loss - A. E. Moore, Piedmont, Kansas; Mrs. W. B. Jones, Seattle Washington; Mrs. ; Miss Minnie Moore. Seattle Washington: Mrs. Bertha Scott, Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. A. J. Yarbrough, Blackwell Okla. Two daughters, Miss Minnie Moore and Mrs. Bertha Scott were unable to be present at the funeral which will be held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist church, Rev. F. L. Templin officiating, Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery, beside the remains of her husband.

NOTE: notice the difference of wedding dates of Sarah and William Moore's obit's.
I have a copy of this obit from Dec. 1913.


Georgia Faye Behrens

Sandi Carter  (View posts)

Posted: 19 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: BEHRENS, Lesher, Ross

(No newspaper or date shown)

BEHRENS

Georgia Faye Behrens of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away on October 5, 1998 in Norman, Oklahoma.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 9, 1998 at the Lawson (Quay) Cemetery in Yale, Oklahoma with Reverend Tom Cox officiating. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.
Georgia was born on May 26, 1923 into the large and loving family of George and Minnie Lesher of Maramec, Oklahoma. She graduated from the Maramec High School and married Clyde V. Behrens on August 12, 1946, upon his return from service in WWII. They began their lives together in rural Pawnee County. They moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1955. Georgia worked for Continental Oil Company here entire career.
Georgia is preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Marie Ross of Ponca City, and her family, husband, Rick and sons, Jason and Justin; her son, Verland E. Behrens of Norman, Oklahoma and his family, wife, Carol and daughters, Alison and Jessica. She is also survived by (6) brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families.
She also will be remembered by many friends. She loved and was loved by all who knew her. Georgia was a lifelong Christian and was a member of the Sunset Baptist Church in Ponca City. We take comfort in the conviction that she is now reunited with her beloved husband in the company of her Lord.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma Chapter, 711 Stanton L. Young Ste. 603, OKC, OK 73104 or Family Hospice, Ltd. 4900 Richmond Square, Suite 203, OKC, OK 73118.


Alberta Wright

Volunteer  (View posts)

Posted: 23 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Wright, Liscomb, McClellan

Kay County, OK

Alberta Wright
Alberta Wright, 66, 1013 Boyd Ave., homemaker, died Thursday (Dec. 17, 1998) at Friendly Acres Retirement Community.
She was born April 8, 1932, in Henrietta, Okla., to Hobart and Gladys (Liscomb) McClellan. She married Floyd E. Wright Oct. 5, 1956, in Ponca City, Okla. He survives of the home.
She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Ponca City.
Other survivors include: two sons, Antoine Roland and Keith Wright, both of Wichita; three daughters, Andrea Christine Hollis and Alberta Mathews, both of Newton, and Robin Roland of Wichita; six brothers, Ernest McClellan of Newton, Fredrick McClellan of Tulsa, Okla., Billy Joe McClellan and Joseph McClellan, both of Los Angeles, Oliver McClellan of Dallas and Richard McClellan of Ponca City, Okla.; four sisters, Dee Ritdau of Ponca City, Okla., Artist Garrett of Kansas City, Mo., Emily Christ of Tulsa, Okla., and Wilma Watkins of San Francisco.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced later by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.


Vera Mae Fain

Mary  (View posts)

Posted: 30 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: FAIN, Hoisington, Combs, Totty, Rushing

April 19, 2001
Shawnee News Star
Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co. OK

Vera Mae Fain, 70, Shawnee, died Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born Nov. 24, 1930, in Kaw City, Okla., to Freddy Franklin Hoisington and Birdie Lorena (Combs) Hoisington….
On Sep 28, 1946, she and Cliffton Reaves Fain were married in Shawnee.
Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; three brothers, Freddie Hoisington, Trueland Hoisington and D.J. Hoisington; and her sister, Lorena Pearl Totty.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Frances Lee and Jerry Rushing, Andrews, Texas; two sons, Cliffton Eugene Fain of Fort Stockton, Texas, and Jack Reaves Fain of Shawnee; two brothers, Aubrey Gene Hoisington of Shawnee and Ken Hoisington of Alaska…
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Cemetery. Leroy Kerbo will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.


Bessie Warden Willis (1912-1974)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 11 Oct 2001 4:57AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Willis, McCleary, Randolph, Maybry, Warden, Lytle, Ellis

From
The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Friday, April 26, 1974

Bessie M. Willis
Funeral Saturday
Mrs. Bessie M. Willis, 61, died Thursday morning shortly after admission to Grandview Osteopathic Hospital.
Born Nov. 20, 1912, at Wann, she attended schools at Maramec. She was married to Lester Willis in 1928 at Pawnee. They farmed near Maramec for two years before moving to Ness City, Kan., where they resided for eight years.
In 1941 they moved southeast of Ponca City where Willis was employed with the Bar-L Ranch. They later resided in Marland for two years before being employed at the Big-V Ranch. The Willises moved to Ponca City in 1951.
Mrs. Willis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include her husband, of the home, 229 Mercer; three sons, Frederick L. Willis, Arkansas City, Raymond Willis of Elkhart, Ind., and George E. Willis of Blackwell; two daughters, Mrs. Robert McCleary (Lillie) Randolph of Blackwell and Mrs. Roy (Wuanita) Maybry of Beggs; one brother, Earl Warden of Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lytle of Pawnee and Mrs. Mildred Ellis of Maramec; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one son.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on East Hartford with Bishop M. Lytle Slade officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park cemetery under direction of E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Directors.


Royal R. (Roy) Vandruff (1901-1955)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 6 Oct 2001 4:41AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Vandruff

From
The Cedar Vale Messenger
Cedar Vale, Kansas
Thursday, September 8, 1955

Last rites Held For
Reece Vandruff
Funeral services for R. Reece Vandruff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vandruff, 312 West Cleveland, Ponca City, Okla. (Ed. note: Kay County), were held in Cedar Vale Tuesday morning, conducted by W. Dale Pearson, minister of the Ponca City Church of Christ.
Vandruff, a resident of Ponca City since August, 1954, died Friday morning at his home. He moved to Ponca City from Cedar Vale where he was superintendent of schools for 17 years.
Pallbearers were Edward Voss, Arthur Kennedy, Clarence Northcutt, Jack Edwards and Kenneth McKee of Ponca City and George Beggs of Cedar Vale.
Honorary pallbearers included Ray Foster, Clarence Marshall, R. D. Oltjen,, C. C. Cable, all of Cedar Vale, and Halsey Davis and Bob Petty of Ponca City
Songs were Sweet Bye and Bye; I Need Thee Every Hour and Guide me O Thy Great Jehova by quartet Maurice Smith, O. B. Stark, Kent West, and Pale Voss.
OBITUARY
Royal Reece Vandruff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vandruff was born at Hewins, Kans., on April 17, 1901 and died September 2, 1955 at his home in Ponca City, Okla., at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 16 days.
Reece as a young man obeyed the gospel and was a member of the Church of Christ, Hewins, Kans. He was a good Christian throughout his entire life and was always eager to help in church work.
He attended elementary school at Hewins. Received his secondary education in Cedar Vale. He received a position as cashier at the Hewins Bank after graduating from High School and remained with the bank as cashier for four years. However, he had a sincere interest in young boys and girls, their welfare and a better education in his community. Reece continued his own education by attending Southwestern College at Winfield, Kans. Received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg, Kans. His Masters degree at Kansas University and continued hius education at Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee.
Reece spent nearly one-half of his life teaching the youth of this community. He taught two years at Hewins, hree years at Chautauqua, three years a principal and 17 years as Superintendent of schools in Cedar Vale, completing 25 years of teaching in Chautauqua County. He continued his teaching career by accepting a position in Alturas, California but resigned due to the illness of his father and returned to Cedar Vale.
His wisdom was demonstrated as he influenced the lives of many boys and girls that attended school under his supervision. His advice was always sincere and for the betterment of the many that came to him to seek assistance and encouragement. Whenever possible he stressed the importance of continuing an education and in many cases gave help where it was needed. His greatest enjoyment was the success and happiness of all those he taught and helped.
Along with his education duties he was interested in raising purebred cattle and developed many fine Hereford cattle.
Reece leaves to mourn his departure, his gentle and loving father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vandruff of Ponca City, Okla.; a number of relatives and a multitude of friends, who feel deeply grieved at his passing. He was a loving son; a good neighbor and friend who will be sadly missed both within and without the home. (in same issue)
Mr. Kirke Smith and Mr. Alfred Hopper of Bartlesville, Okla., were here Tuesday to attend the funeral of Reece Vandruff. Kirke and Alfred formerly lived in Cedar Vale and graduated from high school with Reece.


Helene Sisemore Tanner (1896-1980)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 23 Sep 2001 4:09AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Tanner, Sisemore, Svanas, Bateman

From
The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Tuesday, April 8, 1980
Funeral services for Helene Tanner, resident of Ponca City for over 30 years, will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. The Rev. G. Kenneth Gates, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park, under direction of E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Tanner died Monday morning in Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City, following a short illness.
Born February 10, 1896, in Aurora, Ark., she was the daughter of John and Mary Sisemore. At the age of one she came with her family to Oklahoma and resided in Bartlesville while growing up. She received her early education in Bartlesville, and later attended the St. Louis (Mo.) Business College.
She and Homer N. Tanner were married Sept. 23, 1923, at Chicago. The couple later lived in New York City before coming to Oklahoma, and to Ponca City in 1942. At one time Mrs. Tanner was an employee of The Ponca City News.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Association of Retired Persons, Ponca City Art Association, Pioneer Historical Society, and the Ponca City Woman's Club of which she was president at one time.
She had served as president of the Garden Club Council, was president of Petal Pushers Garden Club, and had served on the Ponca City Library Board for 15 years..
Surviving are her husband of the home, 310 North Fourth; a son, Homer Tanner Jr. of Daingerfield, Texas; a daughter, Gloria Svanas of Odessa, Texas; five grandsons, two great-grandsons, and two great-granddaughters; also a sister, Mrs. Bob Bateman, Bartlesville.
A memorial fund has been established with the Ponca City Library, and contributions may be made in Mrs. Tanner's name directly to the library.


Evelyn Carson Kirkpatrick (1910-1988)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 14 Jul 2001 5:46AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Kirkpatrick, Carson, Leever, Stafford, Willis, Rheinheimer, Trant, Geiger, Kratz

From the
Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Wednesday, March 9, 1988
Mrs. Evelyn M. Kirkpatrick, 843 North Birch, died Tuesday morning at the Norman Municipal Hospital. She was 77.
The daughter of Edward W. and Mary Leever Carson, she was born July 11, 1910 at Winfield, Kan. where she received her education.
On July 11, 1945, she and Dean F. Kirkpatrick were married at Newkirk. The couple lived in Albuquerque, N. M. where her husband worked as an auto mechanic. After he retired in October 1958 the couple came to Ponca City. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1985.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick attended the Sunset Baptist Church. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Auxiliaries, Big Hill Quilting Club and the JOY Club.
Survivors include one son, James D. Kirkpatrick of Ponca City, three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Terri) Stafford of Norman, Mrs. Raymond (Anne) Willis and Mrs. Barbara Rheinheimer, both of Elkhart, Ind., two step daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Trant of Ponca City, Mrs. Hugh (Patti) Geiger of Albuquerque, N.M., one brother, Cecil Carson of Sunnyvale, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Albert (Merle) Kratz of Filer, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of the Chimes, Grace Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. David Waganer, pastor of Sunset Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be sent in Mrs. Kirkpatrick's name to American Cancer Society in care of the Trust Department, Security Bank and Trust, Third and Grand, Ponca City.
The family will be at 526 Virginia on the day of the service.


Donald W. Dissinger (1912-1997)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 27 Oct 2001 7:53PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Dissinger, Winebrenner, Akin, Jones, Montgomery, Popp

From
The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Thursday, April 10, 1997
Donald W. Dissinger, Ponca City resident, died Tuesday evening, April 8, 1997, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 85.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan, and no visitation will be held here. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.
Donald W. Dissinger was born Feb. 16, 1912, in South Elkhorn, Ill., the son of Harry Wilmer and Elsie Ellen (Winebrenner) Dissinger. He worked his way through college as a brick mason tender and graduated from Nothern Illinois State Teachers College in 1934. Dissinger began a 40 year teaching career in Chicago and Kansas City, Kan.
He was married to Nedra Akin on May 25, 1940 in Kansas City. Dissinger was employed with the Manistique, Mich., Schools as an industrial arts teacher. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant and returned to Manistique, where he continued his teaching careers as a junior high math and shop teacher. He spent 20 years of his career as the junior high principal, retiring in 1974. In addition to his teaching career, he served 17 summers as a Michigan State park ranger.
Mr. Dissinger and his wife began spending winters in Ponca City in 1990 and returned to their home in Manistique each summer, until his health began to fail in 1995. He attended the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ in Ponca City.
Dissinger was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Order of Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge in Manastique. He was also a member of the Manistique Retired Teacher's Association. Dissinger had traveled abroad several times and was an avid bird watcher.
Survivors include his wife, Nedra Dissinger, of the home; one daughter, Linda Jones of Edina, Minn.; one son, Michael Akin Dissinger of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Geraldine Montgomery of Kingston, Ill.; and nine grandchildren. His parents and one sister, Marguerite Popp preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Dissinger's name to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.


Lester P. Willis (1905-1985)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 11 Oct 2001 4:59AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Willis, Randolph, Mackey

From
The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Sunday, May 12, 1985
Lester Parley Willis, 79, formerly of 414 East Fourth Street, Newkirk, died Friday morning at Newkirk Nursing Home.
The son of Ernest and Agnes Willis, he was born June 22, 1905, in Yale, Okla., where he grew up. He married Bessie Warden in Yale in 1927.
They moved to Kansas and in 1940 back to Oklahoma where he worked for the Bar L Ranch and the Big V Ranch until it was sold. Then he moved to Uncas where he worked for the railroad. Later he moved to Ponca City and worked for the George Turvey Meat Packing Company. They lived at 229 Mercer until 1974 when his wife died. Then he moved to Kildare and later to Newkirk.
He is survived by three sons, Fred Willis of Kildare, Ray Willis of Indiana and George Willis of Blackwell; two daughters, Lillie Randolph of Blackwell and Wuanita Mackey of Newkirk; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Henry Cox officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Directors.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Monday.


Velma Lucille ALLEN - Obit

weather321  (View posts)

Posted: 10 Feb 2002 5:17AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: ALLEN, Shepherd, McMahan

From the Medford (OR) Mail Tribune 02-09-02 at www.mailtribune.com

Velma Lucille Allen
The funeral service for Velma Lucille Allen will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Medford First Church of the Nazarene. The Revs. Kevin Gowland and Craig Rench will officiate. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park's Garden of Honor.
Mrs. Allen, 74, of Medford, died Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2002) at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Payette Church of the Nazarene, 239 N. 10th St., Payette, ID 83661.
She was born March 3, 1927, in Tonkawa, Okla., a daughter of Charles and Edith Shepherd. The family moved several times before settling in Southern California. She attended high school in Pasadena, Calif., and moved to the Rogue Valley in 1944 from Pasadena. On Dec. 22, 1945, in Pasadena, Calif., she married Arthur H. Allen, who survives.
During World War II, Mrs. Allen worked in the box factory at Timber Products.
She was a lifetime member of the Medford First Church of the Nazarene and was active in Compassionate Ministries at her church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Bruce D., Medford, and Rev. "Mike" Michael H., Payette, Idaho; two brothers, Gene Shepherd, Anaheim, Calif., and Roy Shepherd, in Montana; a sister, Dorothy McMahan, Medford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Chapel, Medford


Rodney E. Smith (1916-1992)

Gerald_Hobson  (View posts)

Posted: 8 Feb 2002 1:20AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Smith, Elder, Pate, Iraggi, Miller, Lohman

From
Unidentified newspaper
October 11, 1992
Clipping provided by
Ponca City Public Library
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Rodney E. Smith, 740 Marland Dr., died at his home Thursday evening, Oct. 8, 1992. He was 76.
Born June 11, 1916, in Turon, Kan., he was the son of Lester L. and Helen Genevieve (Elder) Smith. After graduation from Protection (Kansas) High School in 1934 he served as an apprentice typesetter on the local newspaper and then worked as a linotpye operator at newspapers in Emporia, Kan., and Warrensburg, Mo. From 1942 to 1945 Smith served in the U. S. Army.
On June 17, 1945, he married Billy Lou Pate at Cedar Vale, Kan. where they made their first home and Smith operated a Mobil Service Station. In 1950 the family moved to Ponca City where Smith was employed at the Conoco Refinery for 28 years.
Smith was a member of the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ. His hobbies were fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Billy, of the home; one daughter, Carol Iraggi of Ponca City; one brother, Maurice Smith of Tulsa; two sisters, Maxine Miller of Riverside, Calif., and Norma Lohman of Elgin, Kan.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, in the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ with Mr. Carl Maples officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Cedar Vale (Kansas) Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home of Ponca City. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 a.m. Monday. The casket will not be opened after the service.
Casket bearers will be Jack Boren, James Key, Jim Kinney, Glen Riley, Del Rowe and Joe Smock. Honorary casket bearers will be Kent Allen, Howard Hulsey, Clarence Logan, George McPherson, Louis Riebe, George Underwood and Jake McNiece.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Smith's name to Oklahoma Cancer Research, 825 Northeast Thirteenth, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
The family will be at the home, 740 Martland Drive. They will receive friends at Trout Funeral Home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday.


Ellen Hand d 1908

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Posted: 10 Apr 2002 3:25AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: HAND

Lancaster, Herald
Dallas County, Texas
May 8, 1908
p.2, column 5
Found His Mother Dead.
Braman, Ok.: Mrs. Ellen HAND, mother of W.M. HAND, who lives two and one-half miles south of town, was found dead in her bed. Mr. Hand had been over to Salt Fork and when he returned home he heard his baby daughter; who was sleeping with her grandmother, making a noise and went into the room to see what was the matter. He called to his mother and then discovered she was dead.


Oliver Running-Over-Water d 1908

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Posted: 10 Apr 2002 3:23AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Running-Over-Water

Lancaster, Herald
Dallas County, Texas
March 6, 1908
p.3, column 5
Indian Athlete Expires
Ponca City, Okla., March 5. - Oliver Running-Over-Water, a Ponca Indian and track athlete at Haskel Indian institute, died here of Tuberculosis.


Gladys Opal Hill 1901-1999

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Posted: 9 Apr 2002 2:17AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: HILL, Smithers, Melvin, Bullard

MODESTO BEE
1 May 1999
covering Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mariposa and
Tuolumne Counties in the Great Central San Joaquin Valley of California.
HILL, GLADYS O. 11 September 1901 - 5 March 1999
GLADYS OPAL HILL, 97, of Modesto, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Arbor Valley Convalescent Hospital.
Mrs. Hill was a native of Nardin, Oklahoma. She lived in Modesto 13 years. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her children, Bill Hill of Apple Valley; George Hill of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jane Smithers of Harris, Oklahoma, Paul Hill of Oklahoma City, Phil Hill of Bethel Island, and Martha Melvin of Modesto; sister, Lanore Bullard of Midwest City, Oklahoma; and 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and seven great-great-great-grandchildren.
No local services were held. Burial services were held at Sunnylane Cemetery, Del City, Oklahoma.


George Franklin KLINE

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Posted: 2 Sep 2002 2:57PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: KLINE, DeLuchi

From the Medford (OR) Mail Tribune 29 Aug 2002 at www.mailtribune.com
George Franklin Kline
George Franklin Kline, 85, of Klamath Falls, died Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2002) at Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford. A private service was held. Inurnment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the A-O-K Club, 550 South Eighth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601.
He was born May 19, 1917, in Blackwell, Okla. He moved to Medford in 1970 from Salinas, Calif., and to Klamath Falls, in 1987.
Mr. Kline was a pressman at the Medford Mail Tribune, retiring in 1979.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Kline was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Blackwell, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Klamath Falls.
He enjoyed visiting with people.
Survivors include a son, Harry Franklin, Eugene; a daughter, Barbara DeLuchi, Medford; a sister, Thelma, Springfield, Ill.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.


Dean F. Kirkpatrick (1893-1985)

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Posted: 31 Aug 2002 9:15PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Kirkpatrick, Barker, Hunter, Trant, Geiger, Stafford, Willis, Rheinheimer

From the
Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
(Kay County)
Wednesday, September 25, 1985
Dean F. Kirkpatrick of 843 North Birch died late Monday afternoon at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 92.
The son of Isaac and Matilda Kirkpatrick, he was born Sept. 14, 1893, near White City, Kan. As a young man, he worked as a cowboy on the LeMaster Ranch near Cedarvale, Kan.
During World War I he served overseas in the Army from May 8, 1918 to May 12, 1919.
After his discharge he worked for the Harry Bayless-LeMaster drilling company, drilling oil wells in the Rainbow Field northwest of Arkansas City and later in the Burbank Field.
He married Etta Mae Barker on March 20, 1921, in Winfield, Kan. She died May 29, 1933.
On July 11, 1945, he married Evelyn Hunter in Newkirk. They made their home in Albuquerque, N.M., where he worked as an auto mechanic.
In October 1958 he retired and moved to Ponca City.
Kirkpatrick was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and World War I Veterans Organization.
His hobbies were gardening and making flag poles.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a son, James Kirkpatrick of 4 Overcrest Road, five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Trant of 2121 Joe, Mrs. Hugh (Margeurite) Geiger of Albuquerque, Mrs. Harold (Terri) Stafford of Norman, Mrs. Ratmond (Anne) Willis and Mrs. Barbara Rheinheimer, both of Elkhart, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Kirkpatrick of Ponca City and Wolford Kirkpatrick of Prineville, Ore.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, five brothers, a son and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Grace Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Casket bearers will be grandsons.
Memorial funds have been established in his name with Hospice of Ponca City, Inc., P.O. Box 2525, Ponca City OK 74602, and Boys Ranch in Perkins, OK.
The family will be at the home of Rodney Trant, 939 North Fourth the day of the funeral.
(Ed. note: Mr. Kirkpatrick died September 23, 1985, per the Social Security Death Index)


Agnes V. (HILL) HAWKINS died 22 Nov 1979 age 77 of Ponca City, OK

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Posted: 18 Jan 2005 10:01PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: HAWKINS, HILL

Obituary: Ponca City News. Fri., 23 Nov 1979 pg 7:
"Agnes HAWKINS Rites Monday:
Mrs. Agnes V. HAWKINS, 316 East Brookfield,
died Thursday morning in St. Joseph Medical
Center. She was 77.
Born March 5, 1902 in Rolla, Mo., she was the
daughter of Levi and Mary HILL. Educated in Joplin,
Mo., she worked as a young woman in a bakery in
Joplin. She married Roy D. Hawkins in Joliet, Ill.,
August 15, 1923, and the couple made their first home
at Topeka. They later resided in Joplin and Tulsa before
coming to Ponca City in 1935. Hawkins was employed
by Continental Oil Co. He died July 28, 1961.
Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the First Christian
Church, Beauceant, Dauber's China Painters, and Fine
Arts Department of Ponca City Women's Club.
Surviving are a son, Jack HAWKINS, Dallas, one daughter,
Mrs. Joyce LEONARD, 1709 Holbrook; a brother, Roy HILL,
Caliente, Nev.; four sisters, Mrs. Jim CORRENT, Pine, Ariz.,
Mrs. M. RIDDLE, Mrs. Tony Arnini and Mrs. Willard STONEY, all of Montebello, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday in Grace
Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bill Masters, Pastor of First
Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset
Memorial Park.
The casket will be closed following the service, but
friends may call at the chapel until 12 noon. The family will
be at the Leonard residence on Holbrook.
A memorial fund has been established with the Heart Fund,
and contributions may be made in Mrs. Hawkins' name
through the First National Bank and Trust Co." ---end---
Please contact me with info about any of the above: Mary K. Ward, 1432 Yeardley Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23225. Thanks!


Roy Dixon HAWKINS of Ponca City, 65, died 28 Jul 1961 in Monterey, CA

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Posted: 17 Jan 2005 9:41AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: HAWKINS, HILL

Obituary: Roy Dixon HAWKINS; Ponca City News; Sunday, July 30, 1961; Page, 6A.

"Retired Conocoan Dies Unexpectedly: Roy D. HAWKINS, 65, former head of the machine maintenance department at Continental Oil Company, died unexpectedly early Friday afternoon. He was vacationing in Montebello, Calif. when he suffered a heart seizure.
He was born Oct. 11, 1895, in the Indian Territory, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins. He received his education in Joplin, Mo., and was married to Agnes HILL on Aug. 23, 1923 at Joliet, Ill.
They lived in Topeka, Kan, Tulsa and Joplin before moving to Ponca City in 1934 when Hawkins went to work for Continental. He worked in the mading and stationery department as well as machine maintenance. He also maintained many office machines for business concerns and individuals in Ponca City.
Hawkins retired at Continental in 1960. He was a member of the first Christian Church and active in Masonic Lodge 83 A. F. & A. M., of which he was a past master. He also was a member of the York Rite. Hawkins was a veteran of World War 1 and an avid sportsman.
Surviving are his wife of the home, 316 East Brookfield; one daughter, Mrs. Bill LEONARD, 1700 Holbrook; a son, Jack, Bartlesville; a brother Ray J. and two sisters, Mrs. Freda PAYNE and Mrs. Jessie STURMER, all of Joplin; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Carlton D. Garrison, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel." ---end---
Please contact me with info about any of the above: Mary K. Ward, 1432 Yeardley Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23225. Thanks!


Marion L. Irons

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Posted: 29 Apr 2007 4:27AM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Harvey Irons Montgomery Ray Talbot Watkins

The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma
Wednesday 03 Jan 2001
Marion L. Irons, former longtime Ponca City resident, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Terrace Gardens Retirement Center in Wichita, Kan. He was 83.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the chapel of Trout Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Michael Kear, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marion L. Irons was born in Osage County on Nov. 2, 1917, the son of Samuel and Mary (Ray) Irons. He was raised in Osage and Kay counties. He married Maxine Montgomery at an early age. She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1985. Marion worked for Conoco for over 35 years and retired in February 1985 as a supervisor. He married Lovona Harvey on June 18, 1994, in Enid. Marion enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapshooting. He also attended Eastern Heights Christian Church for a time.
He is survived by his wife of Ponca City; two daughters, Karen Watkins of Bonham, Texas, and Tammy Talbot of Wichita, Kan.; two sons, Fred Irons of Fort Gibson and Monty Irons of Plano, Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother, and a daughter, Barbara Peterson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 70 East Lake Street, Chicago, Ill. 60601



Margaret Powell Dunford

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Posted: 29 Oct 2007 6:51PM GMT

Classification: Obituary

Surnames: Powell, Dunford, Adams, Vowell


Mountain Democrat
Placerville, El Dorado, California
Thursday 9 Sep 1999
Page A-5
Margaret Powell Dunford, 87, died in her Shingle Springs home on Sept 7.
Mrs. Dunford was born on Feb 12, 1912 in Blackwell, Okla , and resided in Shingle Springs for the past 20 years.
Her hobbies included lapidary study (precious stones), gold panning, reading and cooking.
She is survived by her husband, Earl “Jerry” Dunford, sons Joseph, Charles and Richard Dunford, sisters Virginia Adams, and Elizabeth Vowel, for grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be at 9:30 a m , tomorrow, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in El Dorado Hills. Interment will be at Green Valley Cemetery in Cameron Park.
Arrangements were made by Green Valley Mortuary.


Journal-Tribune ~ Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma ~ Sunday, February 25, 1996 ~
Page 14, col. 2 & 3 ~ DEATHS ~
GERALD A. ALBERS ~
  Gerald A. Albers of Blackwell died in Norman Municipal Hospital Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, at the age of 54.
  Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Geoffery Pfaff, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Newkirk Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
  Casket bearers will be Bud Coffman, Danny Janda, Bob Sattre, Marvin Keatlind, Doug Klinger and Johnny Burnett.
  Mr. Albers was born March 20, 1941, in Ponca City to John Albert and Aileen (McFall) Albers.
  He grew up in Kildare, attending schools there until the eighth grade, then attending Ponca City High School, graduating in 1959.
  He then attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa for two years.
  He married Joy Marie Murray, June 27, 1970, in Hillsdale and they settled in Blackwell, living here since.
  He began farming at that time until his death. He also worked for the ASCS office, co-ops at Tonkawa and Billings, and was insurance agent for Prudential and American General companies.
  He was active in the Takedown Club of Blackwell High School. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Joy; one daughter, Tina Albers; two sons, Ty Albers and Jeff Albers, all of the home; one sister, Nancy Albers of Newkirk; Three brothers, LeRoy Albers and Jay Albers of Newkirk, and Max Albers of Kildare.
  He was preceded in death by his parents.    Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group, or Blackwell wrestling.
 

WILSON, Mabel Lockhart
The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma Friday,
November 13, 1981 Pg. 8, Col. 2
Mable Florence Wilson, 206 South Tenth, died Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Ponca City. She was 80. Born May 23, 1901 in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, she had resided in Tonkawa since 1937. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Her first husband, Roy Crook, died in 1941. Her second husband Aaron Wilson also proceeded her in death. Surviving her are 4 sons, Virgil Crook of Ponca City, Floyd Crook of Tonkawa, Ray Vern of Aurora, Colorado and Aaron Wilson of Blackwell; five daughters, Imogene Cross, Vera Freye and Elvira Burns, all of Tonkawa, Mildred Turner and Dororthy Teachman, both of Wichita, Kansas; 30 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Assembly of God Church, Tonkawa with the Rev. Jack Covert officiating. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tonkawa under the directions of McCafferty-Bolick Funeral Home.


FABIAN, Lola Pearl

Lola Pearl Fabian, formerly of 1705 Little Lane, died at 6:40 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Ponca City Nursing Home. She was 76.
Born in Cashion, Okla. On August 24, 1912, she was the daughter of Jacob and Maude Bernhardt. She graduated from Blackwell High School and the University Prep School at NOC (Northern Oklahoma College at Tonkawa, Okla.)
On May 29, 1998 she married Earl James Fabian in Gainsville, Texas. The Fabians came to Ponca City in 1946 and made their home on Little Lane.
They owned and operated the Marland Grocery Store from 1950 to 1961.
Mrs. Fabian was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church and was past president of the 55 and Older Club. She enjoyed painting and volunteer work at the hospital.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Culp of Houston, and 2 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trout Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Post of St. Paul United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Trout.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Golden Villa Center - Adult Day Care at 615 West Grand in Ponca City.
The family will be at the home of Fred Reginer, 2221 John.
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