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PEGGY JO PROFFITT 
Talala resident Peggy Jo Proffitt died July 1, 2003 in Tulsa at the age of 67. Proffitt enjoyed fishing, playing cards, Blue Grass music and being a grandmother. Survivors include husband Carl of the home; three sons, Patrick Ahlborn of Tulsa, Richard Maldonado of Sacramento, CA. and William Jenkins of Texas; four daughters, Diane Henley of Grove, Dixie Jo Gottula of Owasso, Carlene Kittrell of Collinsville and Shirlene Watashe of Collinsville; sister Mary Ann Sanchez of Modesto, CA, 15 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Services were held 10 a.m., Monday, July 7 at the Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Watashe presiding. Interment followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Collinsville Funeral Home.

LINDA COOPER 
Linda R. Cooper, 64, died Sept. 14, 2003 at Hennessey. She is the mother of Bill Cooper of Oologah. She was born in Tonkawa on Nov. 9, 1938 and married Leon Cooper in Oklahoma City on March 16, 1956. She is survived by her husband Leon of the home; two sons, Bill Cooper and wife Kim of Oologah; Steve Cooper of Enid; one daughter, Laura Cooper and husband Clarence Webber of Stillwater; and five grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, Sept. 17, at First Christian Church in Hennessey, with graveside services at Red Rock Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial donations be made to the Cancer Care Clinic of Enid.

GRACE HARTMANN 
Grace Marie Hartmann, 80, of Owasso died Sept. 13, 2003, in Tulsa. She was an insurance agent and a member of the Tulsa Chapter #133 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include sons Ronald Coop of Talala and James Coop of Tulsa, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held Sept. 16 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso..

DARRELL RAY HUCHTEMAN 
Darrell Huchteman, 64, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 at his home in Grove. He graduated from Talala High School in 1958. He married Cathy Jo Webber on June 19, 1982 in Miami. As a heavy equipment operator, Darrell was involved in the construction of the Oologah Dam, Keystone Dam, Interstate Hwy 244 and many more landmarks and buildings in and around the Tulsa area. He lived in the area until he retired in 1999 and moved to Grove. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Jo Huchteman of Grove; two daughters, Kimberly Dawn Thomason and Dana Ray Kitterman both of Oologah; two sons, Scott Alan Huchteman of Broken Arrow and Billy Jack Ashwood of Oologah; his mother Helen Virginia Germain; five grandchildren, Jason Ray Thomason of Oklahoma City, Jill Nicole Walker of Tulsa, Jesse Lee James Huchteman and Joshua Scott Alan Huchteman both of Broken Arrow and Kolton Lake Kitterman of Oologah. Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 13 at First Baptist Church, Talala with Dr. Wayne Shaw and Rev. Lester Orwig officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association (Oklahoma Chapter). Arrangements were under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

VERNON PAUL WILLIAMS 
Vernon Paul Williams, father of Pastor Ben Williams of Oologah United Methodist Church, died Sept. 12, 2003 at his home in Burnsville, MN. He was 86. He entered the Brown County Bar Association in 1941 and successfully practiced law in Aberdeen, SD for fifty years. Survivors include two sons, Paul Williams and wife Patty of Inver Grove Heights, MN, and Ben Williams and wife Jeri of Oologah; two daughters Kay Klingman and husband Ron of Cohasset, Minn., and Sharon Wood of Apple Valley, MN; brother Allan Williams of Portland, Ore., ten grandchildren, including Rachel and Elizabeth Williams; and seven great-grandchildren. The family prefers memorials to the South Dakota School for the Blind. Arrangements were made through Miller-Huebel Funeral Home, Aberdeen, South Dakota.

ALBERT WAYNE SYFERT 
Albert Wayne Syfert, 73, of Talala, died Nov. 29, 2003 in Tulsa. He had been a resident of Talala since 1956, coming from Tulsa. Syfert was retired from American Airlines. He was a member of Collinsville Church of the Nazarene and the VFW. Survivors include his wife Phyllis of the home, three sons, Paul Hudson and wife Shirley of West Virginia, Harvey Reed and wife Brenda of Owasso and Michael W. Syfert and wife Delores of Grand Prairie, TX.; two step-sons, Bob Moore of Reynoldsburg, OH and Michael Moore of Columbus, OH.; one daughter, Susan Lay and husband Richard of Talala, four step-daughters, Cheryl Legg and husband Tom of Pinkerington, OH., Pat Garey and husband William of Glenford, OH., Jayne Woodruff and husband James Of Thornville, OH. and Pamela Miller and husband Chris of Powell, OH., 24 grandchildren and 19 and one-half great grandchildren. Services were to be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Church of the Nazarene in Collinsville with Rev. Wayne Thomas presiding. Interment was to follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Arrangements were made through Collinsville Funeral Home.

FRED RAYMOND DAVIN 
Fred Raymond Davin, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 in Talala. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala.

KENDICE RENE MACKEY 
Kendice Rene Mackey passed on Nov. 12, 2003. She was born to Robert and Linda Mackey on March 18, 1990, in Burbank, CA. Kendice moved to Oologah when she was 9 months old and she attended Oologah-Talala Elementary School. Kendice loved reading to her younger sisters, and riding horses. Kendice is survived by her parents and her two loving sisters, Nicole Susan Mackey and Erica Beth Mackey. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Friday Nov. 21 at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 6500 South 129th East Ave., in Broken Arrow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Oologah-Talala Public School Foundation, P.O. Box 892, Oologah.

FRED WILLIAM BOETHIN 
Fred William ``Bill'' Boethin of Oologah, 89, died Nov. 9, 2003. He served as chairman of the board of the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District. He was born July 13, 1914 in Speed, KS and had been a resident of Oologah since 1968, coming from Tulsa. He was a member of Zion Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Bill's first job as a civil engineer was to help lay out the Ammunition Depot at McAlester. In 1955 Bill opened his own surveying business with offices in the Kennedy Building in Tulsa. Bill served as Secretary/Treasurer of Oklahoma Land Surveyors for five years. Survivors include wife Bonnie Faye Boethin of the home; two sons, Steve Boethin of Wichita Falls, TX and Barry Boethin and wife Suzie of Tulsa; two daughters, Judy Casper and husband Jim of McPherson, KS. and Sharon Boethin of Houston, TX.; three step daughters, Joan Kenady and husband Pat of Houston, Pamela Risto and husband Ron of San Diego, CA., and Patricia Boling of Tulsa; two sisters, Wilma Nelms of Krebs, OK and Gertrude York of Lamar, AR. and eight grandchildren, Matt Boethin, Brooke Boethin, Britt Boethin, Tyler Boethin, Jason Casper, Jana Casper, Mark Dill and China Boling. Funeral services were be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Rev. David Priest presiding. Interment is at Wann Cemetery in Oologah. Arrangements were made through Oologah Funeral Home.

JOSHUA JOSEPH ZINGO 
Joshua Joseph Zingo, 18, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 as the result of an automobile accident. Josh was born June 19, 1985 in Albuqueque, New Mexico and was a senior at Oologah High School. He played soccer on the high school team and for West Side Alliance Soccer Club. He is survived by his parents, Sandra and Jeff Zingo, two youngers sisters, Jessie and Alli, of Claremore; paternal grandparents, John and Jane Zingo of Martins Ferry, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Glenn and Naomi Gibson of Albuqueque, New Mexico; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom loved him dearly. Mass of the Christian Burial for Joshua Joseph Zingo was Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Claremore. Father Paul Eichhoff will officiate. Interment followed at St. Therese Catholic Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Josh Zingo Memorial Fund for the Oologah High School Soccer Program, c/o 1ST Bank Oklahoma, P. O. Box 888, Claremore, OK 74018.

ROBERT HERRING 
Memorial services for Robert Alvin Herring, longtime Chelsea Reporter editor and publisher, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Chelsea. Arrangements are under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services and Crematory. Herring, 73, died July 24, at St. Francis Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. Herring began work at the paper when he was five years old, and was a great supporter of the Chelsea community. In lieu of flowers those who wish may contribute to the Chelsea Public School Band Program, 206 E. 4th, Chelsea, OK 74016.

PAUL BRAZEAL 
Paul Eugene Brazeal, 74, Collinsville, died Friday, July 9, 2004 at his home in Collinsville. He was a life-long Oologah area resident, and served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. After his military career he was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Collinsville. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at Rose Hill Community Church in Tulsa, with Rev. Charles Brazeal and Rev. Charles Jennings officiating; burial in Wann Cemetery, Oologah, under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

LARRY �JOE� JENKINS 
Larry �Joe� Jenkins, 59, of Oologah, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004. Joe was born Jan. 26, 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Green and Zida (Bryan) Jenkins. He grew up in Collinsville and later moved to Oologah. He served in the Army National Guard for 15 years. He was married for 13 years to Debbie Cooper of Oologah. Together they had one daughter, Jodi. Joe had his own dump truck business. He later went to work for Duit Construction Co., Inc., and worked for them for many years until his sudden death. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Jodi Graham and his granddaughter, Ashley Townsend, both of Oologah. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at Nick Reynolds Funeral Home in Collinsville. In lieu of a funeral the family will have a gathering of all his family, friends and coworkers. This will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11531 S. 4050 Road, Talala. Come and share the memories and celebrate his life.

LINDA �NANNY� SUE FULTON 
Linda �Nanny� Sue Fulton, 54, died Sept. 23, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Doyle; four sons, Tony Reeder, Stephen, Bruce and Brian Fulton; one daughter, Tracy Rice; eight grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. The service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 27, at A Glorious Fellowship, Collinsville, under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Service.

JANET PAYNE 
Janet Mae Payne, 46, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Claremore after a long illness. Janet is survived by a sister, Joann Johnston, of Talala; brother, Benny Robinson and wife, Karen of Talala; sister-in-law, Gwyen Ward of Oologah; four nephews; two nieces; four great nephews, three great nieces; a host of other loved ones and friends; and one dog, Missy Rae. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Payne; parents, Dewey and Betty Jo (Thomason) Robinson; two brothers, Harland and Garland Robinson; and one dog, Sweet Pea. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Liberty Freewill Church in Oologah. Interment followed at Wann Cemetery, Oologah.

BONNIE BOHNER DICK 
Bonnie Bohner Dick, 61, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at her daughter�s home in Oologah after a courageous battle with cancer. Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Harker and husband, Anthony of Oologah; son, Dr. David Dick and wife, Wendy of Broken Arrow; brother, Richard Bohner of San Antonio, TX; sister, Sharon Byers of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren: Zachary Cox of Oologah, Michael Johnson of Broken Arrow, Brandon Brown of Sayre, and Rachel and Joshua Dick of Broken Arrow, and many loved ones and friends. Memorial service for Bonnie Bohner Dick were to be held at 11 a.m., Wed., Sept. 15, at the Church of the Holy Cross, Owasso, with Father Chris Waters officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. View Bonnie�s online tribute at http://www.mmsfuneralhomes.com/ and leave your memories and messages to the family.

MARTIN COONCE 
Martin Donald Coonce, 51, of Claremore, died Aug. 27, 2004. Memorial services were held Sunday, Aug. 29, at Foyil First Assembly of God, under direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Sperry. The Rev. Jack DaMico officiated. Martin spent much of his life serving his country and community. He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division from 1970 to 1974. After his military service, Martin served as a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper, and is also a former Rogers County Deputy Sheriff. He was also a truck driver for many years in addition to working as an instructor for the U.S. Truck Driving School. He also took an active role in his family�s RV Park near Oologah. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Claremore, Parents Lloyd and Julia Coonce of Claremore; three sons, Travis Coonce and wife Tara of Stillwater, Adam Coonce of Claremore and Jared Coonce of Owasso; one daughter, Rachel Coonce of Stillwater; and one step-daughter, Jodi Roberts of Missouri. Other survivors include one grandchild, Virginia Joy Coonce, one brother Chris Coonce and wife Beth of Drumright.

Alice Willson services set Friday 
Alice Willson died Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 2004, in Oklahoma City. She was the mother of Ken Willson of Claremore, a Pixley Lumber executive, Rogers County civic leader and Oklahoma State University alumni booster. Services for Alice Willson will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at the May Avenue United Methodist Church, 2604 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City; burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation and other arrangements are pending. Services are under the direction of Guardian North Funeral Chapel, 405-752-9292.

MABEL MAE LEBOW 
Mabel Mae Lebow, 85, of Oologah, died Sunday, October 7, 2001 at Claremore Nursing Home. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the Ball Cemetery near Childers in eastern Nowata County. Arrangements are under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata (toll-free 888-273-8500).

GEORGE WILLIS JONES 
George Willis Jones, 70, of Oologah, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2001 at the Wesley Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lee at Oak, Sapulpa; burial in Wann Cemetery near Oologah.

MURIEL TROTTER 
Muriel Trotter, 89, of Oologah, died Sept. 26, 2001 in Collinsville. She was the mother of Joy Wagoner of Talala and and Jackie Upton of Claremore. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Talala; burial in Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow under the direction of Oologah Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA GUICE
Virginia Lee Guice, 74, of Oologah, died March 31, 2002. Services were Wednesday, April 3 at the Glorious Church Fellowship in Collinsville.

UTHIE HESS 
Uthalene Hess, 67, died March 27, 2002 in Claremore. She was buried on March 29, 2002 at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville.

RACHAEL CLARKSON 
Rachael Clarkson, 62, former owner of Rainbow House of Beauty, died March 10, 2002 at her home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She opened Rainbow House of Beauty at Tacora Hills with her daughter, Rosalie Boggs, in 1985. She retired and moved to Hawaii in May, 2001.

ANGIE HIXSON BROWN 
Angie Brown, 32, of Claremore, died March 25, 2002 in a traffic accident. She was a former journalist at the Pitcher and Catoosa newspapers. She worked for two years at Catoosa Flowers. Services were Wednesday, March 27. Survivors include her daughter Krystan and husband Stanley, a Claremore police officer.

JAMES HAMMETT 
JAMES B. HAMMETT, 79, former mayor of Claremore and founder of The Hammett House restaurant, died March 22, 2002 at the Claremore Veterans Center. Visitation is March 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Claremore Funeral Home, with burial at 11 a.m. on March 29 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore and services at 2 p.m. at Claremore First Methodist.

ETHEL BENEFIEL FANCHER 
Ethel Mae Benefiel Fancher, 99, died June 21, 2002. She was born in Indian Territory and was a long-time resident of Foyil, where she operated Benefiel's Caf�. Local survivors include daughter Inez Mallory of Claremore, granddaughter Jane and Greg Smith of Talala, and several great-grandchildren. Services were June 25 at Sageeyah Baptist Church, with burial at the Sageeyah Cemetery.

LOWELL "SPIKE" SCHMIDT 
Lowell Spike Schmidt, 58, of Talala died June 19, 2002 at home after a long battle with cancer. Schmidt was a 1962 graduate of Oklahoma Military Academy. He served in the U.S. Air Force, then spent 27 years with the Tulsa Fire Department, where he retired as a captain. Local survivors include Wife Connie Schmidt of Talala, stepson Clay Holly of Talala, and stepdaugther Crystal Brassfield of Talala. Services were June 22 at Talala Christian Church.

MELVEN HENDRICKS 
Melven Hendricks, 99, of Talala, died June 11, 2002 in Owasso. Services are at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 at First Baptist Church, Talala. Melven traveled to Talala in a covered wagon shortly after her birth. She taught at several area schools. Survivors include daughter Dortha and husband Wilbert Cook of Talala, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

RICHARD PAYNE 
Richard Payne, 52, died June 7, 2002. The Oologah resident was a carpenter. Survivors include wife Janet, daughter Montessa and husband Tim Young, two brothers and a sister. Services were June 11 at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Oologah, with interment at Wann Cemetery.

RUBY HAYNES 
Ruby Ellen (Lancaster) Haynes, 90, died Sept. 24, 2002 in Bartlesville. She was born March 18, 1912 in Mountain View, Ark. She married Fred Haynes on April 15, 1933 in Stratford, Ok. They had a son and two daughters. The family moved to Rogers County in 1941, where they farmed near Oologah. She was a member of Rabbs Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include dauther Phyllis Wood and husband Jerold of Bartlesville, son Junius Haynes and wife Sharon of Abilene, Texas, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held Sept. 28 with interment following at Fairview Cemetery in Talala.

JOE GREEN 
Joseph Edward Green, 38, of Collinsville, died Sept. 28, 2002 in Tulsa. He was the son of Catherine Smith of Oologah. Survivors include daughters Britany, Kimberly and Sarah Green of Collinsville; brother Alan Westerman and wife Paulette of Collinsville; sister Cherie Clay of Claremore; and his mother.

RALPH RICHARD BIRD 
Ralph Richard ``Dick'' Bird, 76, of Talala, died Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Locust Grove. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at the Claremore American Legion. Following cremation, interment will be at Quenemo, Kansas. He was a retired teacher, food service manager and a World War II Navy Veteran. Survivors include daughters Cathy Anderson of Glen Haven, CO and Debra Westerfield of Hollister, MO, step sons Harrill Parks of TX and Darrell Parks of MO, sister Nancy Hettick of Talala, 8 grandchildren and one great grandson. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

LINDA STOVALL
Linda Marie Stovall, 57, of Mannford, died July 13, 2003 in Tulsa. She taught elementary school for 36 years, the last 31 years at Mannford. She had a special talent for teaching young children to read. Survivors include husband, Larry Stovall of Mannford; two daughters, Carmen Stovall and Christina Stovall, both of Ft. Worth Texas; one sister, Marilyn Koerner and husband Bill of Oologah; one brother, Eldon Wilson and wife Judith of Fulton, Missouri; and aunt Minnie Lee Preston of Claremore. Funeral services were held July 16 at Lakeview Christian Church, Mannford with Danny Moyer officiating. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa under the direction of Moore's Southlawn Chapel.

RANDA KERBER 
Randa Kerber, 22, of Owasso, died July 17, 2003 at M.D. Anderson in Houston. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Floral Haven Broken Arrow, located at 6500 S. 129th E. Ave in Broken Arrow. Services are at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 21 at Church on the Move, located at 1003 N. 129 E. Ave., with burial to follow at Floral Haven. She graduated from Oologah in 1999 and is the daughter of Karen and Charles Kerber, swim coach at Oologah-Talala.

LOVADA BIRCH 
Lovada K. Flournoy Birch, 83, of Owasso, died July 14, 2003 in Tulsa. She spent most of her life in the retail business, owning and operating a furniture store, then later the 169 Flea Market in Collinsville. Survivors include six children: Larry Felkins and wife Liz of Talala, Randy Felkins and wife Doris of Collinsville, Dayna McComb and husband Bill of Oologah, Cheryl Wells and husband David of Sallisaw, Alladean Rogers and husband Jerry of Talala and Kent Felkins and wife Inna of Collinsville, 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one sister Velma Orman of Broken Arrow. Services were held July 16 at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Pastors Lester Orwig and David Wells presided. Interment followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville.

JOHNNY ALLBRITTON 
Johnny William Allbritton, 70, of Oologah, died July 4, 2003 in Oologah. llbritton worked as a building contractor and was a resident of Tulsa for many years. He traveled with his wife full time for eight years, which he enjoyed. Survivors include wife Glenda; three sons, Wesley Allbritton and wife Connie, Toby Allbritton and Oren Allbritton and wife Denise; eight grandchildren, John Allbritton, Jerrad Allbritton, Emily Allbritton, Josh Allbritton, Melissa Allbritton, Cheyenne Allbritton, Austin Allbritton, and Amy Allbritton; three brothers, W. H. Allbritton, Otto Allbritton and wife Ruth and George Allbritton and wife Lena; one sister Dorothy Wheeler and husband Fred; two half sisters, Rose Dartez, and Alice Parker; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 8 at Zion Hill Church in Oologah with Pastor David Priest, Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were made through Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow.

JACK GRAVES 
Jack M. Graves, 77, of Collinsville, died July 1, 2003 in Collinsville. He was a retired Civil Engineer for the U.S. Government and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Services were held 2 p.m., July 7 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

HELEN MARIE HENRY 
Helen Marie Henry, 81, of Talala passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at the Continuous Care Center of Bartlesville. She was born Feb. 7, 1927 in Delaware to David Christopher and Georgia (Wood) Patrick. She married Clarence E. Henry in 1946. She is survived by her husband, Clarence E. Henry Sr. of Talala; one son, Clarence Henry Jr. and his wife, Carole, of Bartlesville; one daughter, Lynda Atchison of Copan; one brother, Carl Patrick of Nowata; two sisters, Leona Costello of Nowata and Emmabelle (Bunny) Vann of Bristow; six grandchildren, Megan Henry, Jason Henry, Amie Holland, Melissa Chew and husband, Bret, Chuck Thornbrugh and wife, Melissa, and Dustin Atchison; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Thornbrugh and wife, Misty, Tayler Thornbrugh, Bailey Thornbrugh, Blake Chew, Branden Martin and Marissa Martin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Bartlesville with Rev. Rich Kowalczyk officiating. Burial was in Ball Cemetery, Childers under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home.

BRYAN M. �PETE� WATSON 
Former National Bait and Tackle business owner Bryan M. �Pete� Watson, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Houston, Texas. He was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Claremore to Bryan J. Watson and Elizabeth G. Eaton. He married Eva Sue Carte McLaughlin of Oologah in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Eva Sue; four daughters, Mary Jane and husband Thomas S. Brick of Houston, TX, Carolyn Elizabeth and husband Marvin Dick of Nowata, Leana Kim Webber of Tulsa and Helen Cassandra and husband Randle R. Huddleston of Claremore; three stepdaughters, Penny and husband John Littlefield of Pryor, Kim and husband Jack Shinnick of Denver, CO. and Ronda and husband Leon Wilson of Claremore; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at First Christian Church of Claremore with Pastor Randy Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

JOHN NELSON ROBERTS 
John Nelson Roberts, 86, of Talala, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in Claremore. He was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Talala to Phillip and Mary Roberts. He worked for Rogers County District Two for 32 years until retiring in 1985. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lonetta Roberts and a son, John Frances Roberts. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Hillside Christian Church in Nowata with Rev. Ben Killion officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

CHARLES SIDNEY BARRON 
Charles Sidney Barron, 83, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008. He was a Petroleum Land Man and the father of Brad Barron of Talala. Services were held April 8 at Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel in Collinsville.

PAULINE DAWSON 
Pauline Dawson, 93, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008. She was a resident of the Nowata and Talala communities for almost 88 years before moving to Huntsville, TX. in 2002 to be near family members. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church. She was survived by two daughters, Nedra Cole and Polly Brown of Huntsville, TX.; one son-in-law, J.B. Cole; one granddaughter, Lisa Channell and husband Kermit and four great-grandchildren of Benton, AR.; one grandson, Page Cole and his wife Carol and two great-grandchildren, Chad and Abby Cole of Wiley, TX. and a special granddaughter, Shannon Brown Fitch and her husband, Michael of Dallas TX. Visitation is April 10 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Benjamin Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, at Benjamin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nowata Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Home.

REV. CHARLES E. MABRY, JR. Rev. Charles E. Mabry, Jr., 87, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008. He was born June 4, 1920 to Charles Sr. and Janie Ann Strange Mabry. He was raised on the family farm in Talala until he left home to attend OSU. He served with the 45th Division during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He was director of the Livestock and Forestry Branch, Experiment Station of the University of Arkansas for 30 years. He graduated from St. Paul�s School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. in 1989 and was ordained in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Doris of Batesville, AR.; one daughter, Charlene and husband Gordon of CA.; two sons, Charles III of Batesville AR. and John and wife, Bebe of Iowa; three grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Vernon Lester and wife Kimberly of Sperry, Carolyn Lester McClellan of Washington, DC., Darla McLane and husband, John of Claremore and Vera Heuszel and husband David of Talala. Services were held March 14 in Batesville, AR. 
Helen Ward Helen Ward, 68, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2008. Visitation is Wednesday, April 9, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Oologah Dolton Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the First Baptist Church of Oologah. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.

KAREN ANN JOHNSON 
Karen Ann Johnson, 56, of Claremore, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008. She was born in Hartshorne Aug. 30, 1951 to Tommy and Lorene (Pickle) Whiting. Karen was a loving and compassionate person and enjoyed helping the elderly by volunteering at Meal on Wheels and United Way. She is survived by her husband, Ron of the home; one son, Kevin Johnson and his wife Cheryl of Oologah; grandchildren Ryan and Ashlee Johnson of Oologah; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Those who wish to honor Karen's memory may do so by contributing to the Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 92, Claremore, OK 74018-0092

HELEN MARIE HENRY 
Helen Marie Henry, 81, of Talala passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at the Continuous Care Center of Bartlesville. She was born Feb. 7, 1927 in Delaware to David Christopher and Georgia (Wood) Patrick. She married Clarence E. Henry in 1946. She is survived by her husband, Clarence E. Henry Sr. of Talala; one son, Clarence Henry Jr. and his wife, Carole, of Bartlesville; one daughter, Lynda Atchison of Copan; one brother, Carl Patrick of Nowata; two sisters, Leona Costello of Nowata and Emmabelle (Bunny) Vann of Bristow; six grandchildren, Megan Henry, Jason Henry, Amie Holland, Melissa Chew and husband, Bret, Chuck Thornbrugh and wife, Melissa, and Dustin Atchison; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Thornbrugh and wife, Misty, Tayler Thornbrugh, Bailey Thornbrugh, Blake Chew, Branden Martin and Marissa Martin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Bartlesville with Rev. Rich Kowalczyk officiating. Burial was in Ball Cemetery, Childers under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home.

BRYAN M. �PETE� WATSON 
Former National Bait and Tackle business owner Bryan M. �Pete� Watson, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Houston, Texas. He was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Claremore to Bryan J. Watson and Elizabeth G. Eaton. He married Eva Sue Carte McLaughlin of Oologah in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Eva Sue; four daughters, Mary Jane and husband Thomas S. Brick of Houston, TX, Carolyn Elizabeth and husband Marvin Dick of Nowata, Leana Kim Webber of Tulsa and Helen Cassandra and husband Randle R. Huddleston of Claremore; three stepdaughters, Penny and husband John Littlefield of Pryor, Kim and husband Jack Shinnick of Denver, CO. and Ronda and husband Leon Wilson of Claremore; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at First Christian Church of Claremore with Pastor Randy Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

JOHN NELSON ROBERTS 
John Nelson Roberts, 86, of Talala, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in Claremore. He was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Talala to Phillip and Mary Roberts. He worked for Rogers County District Two for 32 years until retiring in 1985. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lonetta Roberts and a son, John Frances Roberts. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Hillside Christian Church in Nowata with Rev. Ben Killion officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

LOY CARL BOYD 
Loy Carl Boyd, 90, of Claremore, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. He was the former Rogers County treasurer. He was born June 19, 1917 in Arkansas to James and Pearl (Drake) Boyd. Loy served in the Army, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was Rogers County Treasurer for 25 years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, of the home; children, Carleen Mitchell, James C. Boyd and his wife, Loretta, all of Claremore, and Mary Page and her fianc� Michael Kinney of N. Las Vegas; grandchildren, Shelly Jones and her husband, Rick, of Claremore, Mike Ryan and his wife, Melissa, of Collinsville, Jennifer Puckett and her husband, David, of Oologah, Jason Boyd and his wife, Jackie, of Claremore, Carrie Steffensen of Chouteau and Sarah Denney of Springfield, MO; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at First Christian Church; burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

CHARLES SIDNEY BARRON 
Charles Sidney Barron, 83, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008. He was a Petroleum Land Man and the father of Brad Barron of Talala. Services were held April 8 at Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel in Collinsville.

PAULINE DAWSON 
Pauline Dawson, 93, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008. She was a resident of the Nowata and Talala communities for almost 88 years before moving to Huntsville, TX. in 2002 to be near family members. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church. She was survived by two daughters, Nedra Cole and Polly Brown of Huntsville, TX.; one son-in-law, J.B. Cole; one granddaughter, Lisa Channell and husband Kermit and four great-grandchildren of Benton, AR.; one grandson, Page Cole and his wife Carol and two great-grandchildren, Chad and Abby Cole of Wiley, TX. and a special granddaughter, Shannon Brown Fitch and her husband, Michael of Dallas TX. Visitation is April 10 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Benjamin Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, at Benjamin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nowata Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Home.

SAM MITCHELL 
Sam Mitchell, 97, of Talala, died on Feb. 23, 2001. He was a lifelong rancher. Services were Monday, Feb. 26 at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Tulsa.

WILLIAM BERRY
William Berry, 47, Collinsville, died Feb. 14, 2001. He was the son of Herbert Berry of Oologah. Services were held Feb. 17 at Church of the Nazarene in Claremore under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

SETH AND ABBYGAYLE DONNELLY 
Seth and Abbygayle Donnelly, infant children of Natasha (Brunson) and Robert Donnelly, died Feb. 15, 2001 and Feb. 16, 2001. Graveside services were held at Floral Haven in Broken Arrown on Feb. 19. Grandparents are Keith and Denise Brunson of Oologah and Chuck and Pat Donnelly of Chouteau.

JOSEPHINE SHUE 
Josephine Shue, 80, of Talala, died Feb. 18, 2001. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 at First Baptist Church of Talala. Her children are Ron Shue of Talala and Beverly Corlett of Talala.

JOHN SNYDER 
John Snyder, 67, of Oologah died Feb. 13, 2001. Private services are pending through Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

EILEEN SMITH 
Eileen A. Smith, 68, of Oologah, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Rice Funeral Service Chapel in Claremore. Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Rice Funeral Service, 341-0376.

ROBERT HASSELL 
Robert William "Bob" Hassell, Sr., 65, of Talala, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 in Talala. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Oologah followed by interment in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Funeral Home.

LEONARD ELLIS 
Leonard Ellis, 79, of Oologah died March 9, 2001. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 at Collinsville Freewill Baptist Church.

JOE JOHNSTON 
Joe Johnston, 57, of Chelsea died March 6, 2001. The Oologah High School graduate was a farmer/stockman and a member of Rabbs Creek Baptist Church. Services were held March 9.

BETTY RUTH HENDRICKS 
Betty Ruth (Graves) Hendricks, 69, of Nowata, former Oologah School teacher, died Friday, October 19, 2001 at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nowata's First Christian Church; interment in Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata (toll-free at 1-888-273-8500).

CLETUS NOLAN WALKER 
Cletus Nolan Walker, 86, of Gore, Okla., formerly of Oologah, died Sunday, October 14, 2001 in Muldrow, Okla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Fairview Cemetery at Talala under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home (371-2516).

PAULINE DAWSON 
Pauline Dawson, 93, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008. She was a resident of the Nowata and Talala communities for almost 88 years before moving to Huntsville, TX. in 2002 to be near family members. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church. She was survived by two daughters, Nedra Cole and Polly Brown of Huntsville, TX.; one son-in-law, J.B. Cole; one granddaughter, Lisa Channell and husband Kermit and four great-grandchildren of Benton, AR.; one grandson, Page Cole and his wife Carol and two great-grandchildren, Chad and Abby Cole of Wiley, TX. and a special granddaughter, Shannon Brown Fitch and her husband, Michael of Dallas TX. Visitation is April 10 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Benjamin Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, at Benjamin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nowata Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Home.

REV. CHARLES E. MABRY 
REV. CHARLES E. MABRY, JR. Rev. Charles E. Mabry, Jr., 87, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008. He was born June 4, 1920 to Charles Sr. and Janie Ann Strange Mabry. He was raised on the family farm in Talala until he left home to attend OSU. He served with the 45th Division during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He was director of the Livestock and Forestry Branch, Experiment Station of the University of Arkansas for 30 years. He graduated from St. Paul�s School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. in 1989 and was ordained in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Doris of Batesville, AR.; one daughter, Charlene and husband Gordon of CA.; two sons, Charles III of Batesville AR. and John and wife, Bebe of Iowa; three grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Vernon Lester and wife Kimberly of Sperry, Carolyn Lester McClellan of Washington, DC., Darla McLane and husband, John of Claremore and Vera Heuszel and husband David of Talala. Services were held March 14 in Batesville, AR.

Helen Ward 
Helen Ward, 68, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2008. Visitation is Wednesday, April 9, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Oologah Dolton Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the First Baptist Church of Oologah. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.

KAREN ANN JOHNSON 
Karen Ann Johnson, 56, of Claremore, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008. She was born in Hartshorne Aug. 30, 1951 to Tommy and Lorene (Pickle) Whiting. Karen was a loving and compassionate person and enjoyed helping the elderly by volunteering at Meal on Wheels and United Way. She is survived by her husband, Ron of the home; one son, Kevin Johnson and his wife Cheryl of Oologah; grandchildren Ryan and Ashlee Johnson of Oologah; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Those who wish to honor Karen's memory may do so by contributing to the Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 92, Claremore, OK 74018-0092

BEN �BING� KELLY

Ben �Bing� Kelly, 64, of Oologah, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008. He was born in Caney, KS. on May 25, 1943 to Harold Eugene and Marie (Freeman) Kelly. He was employed by Wonder Bread until he retired in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Judy of the home in Oologah; his children, Greggory Kelly of Mound Valley, KS., Keri Workman and husband, Shawn, of Claremore, and Kim Kelly, also of Claremore; six grandchildren, Ben, Jon, Mitchell and Emily Kelly of Mound Valley, Serenity Kelly of Claremore and Riley Workman, also of Claremore; siblings, Loren Kelly and wife, Margaret of Cape Fair, MO., Connie Buster of Caney, KS., Bill Kelly and wife, Donna, of Bartlesville, Pat Kelly of Ohio, Johnny Kelly and wife, Jeannie of Bartlesville, and Kerry McIntosh and husband Bryan of Ramona; as well as many extended family members. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 1 at Church of the Nazarene with Rev. J. J. James officiating. Burial was in Oglesby Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Memorial contributions can be made to Clarehouse, 7324 E. 49th Place #3, Tulsa, OK 74145.

MINNIE LEE BAKER 
Minnie Lee Baker, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at her home. She was born in Porum Dec. 1, 1919 to Pinkney David and Ella (Woods) Denton. She attended Talala Schools and married Orville L. Baker, Sr. in Oologah on Sept. 29, 1937. She is survived by five children, Orville L. Baker, Jr. and wife Becky of Mounds, Carol Ogden of Claremore, Roger Baker of Sapulpa, Paul Baker and wife Diana of Claremore and Kathy McMains and husband Jerry of Catoosa; and three sisters, Ollie Marlin of Claremore, Benetta Johnson of CA. and Mary Washburn of Tulsa. She had 24 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Claremore Assembly of God with Rev. David Mewbourne officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

LORA WYNONA GOSVENER 
Lora Wynona Gosvener, 86, passed away March 23, 2008 in Oologah. She was born in Vera Oct. 27, 1921 to Mack and Lillie (Kaiser) Jackson. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, painting, and being with her family. She is survived by five children, Patricia Mefford and husband Billy of Talala, Eddie Gosvener of Talala, Linda Goforth of Oologah, Rita Lehman and husband Robert of Tersida, and Douglas Gosvener and wife Mindy of Tulsa; two brothers, Leonard Jackson and wife Anita of Adair, and Colin Jackson of Collinsville; 28 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, family and friends. Graveside services were to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 26 in Buck Creek Cemetery, Washington County under the direction of Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

DORIS MARIE (PUTNAM) BANKES LIBBY 
Doris Marie (Putnam) Bankes Libby, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008. She was born in Lamar, Colorado May 25, 1944 to Harold and Louise (Schwanz) Putnam. She moved to Tulsa in 1970 and Ramona in 1984. She owned Growin' Things Herb Farm, and became an advocate for herbs and horticulture in the state. In 1995 she learned how to drive a semi truck. She became a co-driver with Michael Shane Libby. They traveled all over the United States and had many good times. She was a member of Oologah United Methodist Church and Ramblin� Roses Garden Club. Doris is survived by her husband, Michael Libby of the home; two sons, Nile and his children Nathan and Ashley of Oologah and Jason and his wife, Shauna, and their children, AJ, Chris, and Emily all of Inola; sisters, Corinne Clift and her family of Eaton, OH. and Helen Jackson and her family of Colorado Springs, CO.; brother, John Putnam of Aurora, CO. and daughter-in-law, Gina Bankes of Talala. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Oologah United Methodist Church with Ben Williams officiating. After she is cremated her ashes will be scattered in her favorite flower bed. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to your favorite charity.

HELEN �NELL� GREEN GRIFFIN 
Helen �Nell� Green Griffin, 80, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Wood Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Oologah to Charles Francis and Alice Evelyn (Baldwin) Green. She attended school at Sageeyah, Oologah and graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1946. On Sept. 30, 1949 she married Walter Griffin in Claremore. She is survived by her son, Stanley Griffin of Foyil; granddaughter, Kristin Lyn Griffin of Locust Grove and siblings, George Green and wife, Judy of Claremore and Iris Marcum and husband, Gene of Kingfisher. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Cindy Robertson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

JANET QUINALTY 
Janet Quinalty, 63, Talala, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in Tulsa. She was born Jan. 13, 1945 in Lilbourn, MO. to Emmitt E. and Lorene Ivalene (Eastom) Salyers. She spent most of her life as a homemaker. She is survived by husband Bud of the home; one daughter, Sonia, and husband Harold Boggs of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Amanda Traywick and husband Bobby of Collinsville, James Chisum of Collinsville, Shanda Orrcutt of Coffeyville, KS., Ashleigh Boggs of Collinsville and Dakota Boggs of Catoosa; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Traywick, Kaycee Traywick and Emily Chisum; three brothers, Billy Salyers of Tobyanna, PA, Emitt Salyers and wife Gail of Locust Grove and Ronnie Salyers and wife Lahoma of Locust Grove; three sisters, Treshie and husband Bill Jones of Hiawatha, KS., Sharon and husband Bill Dishman of Coweta and Sheila and husband George Cochran of Little Kansas. Graveside services were held Friday, March 14 in Wofford Cemetery in Catoosa, with Pastor George Cochran officiating. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

BILL �OLD MAN BILL� DERAMO 
Bill �Old Man Bill� Deramo, 61, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008. He was born Oct. 2, 1946 in Tulsa to Alexander and Annie (Ford) Deramo. Bill had a passion for deer hunting. He is survived by his wife, Teletha Deramo of the home; three sons, Daniel Alan Deramo and wife, Angela, of Stroud, Raymond Chester Leader, Jr. and wife, Kelly, of Mabelville, AR, Randy Joe Leader and wife, Mindy, of Holdenville; one daughter, Stella Beth Leader and husband, Greg Cox, of Depew; two sisters, Joyce Johnson and Naomi Black; three brothers, Sam Deramo and wife, Pat, Doug Deramo and wife, Wanda, John Deramo and wife, Margie; ten grandchildren, Ikie Deramo, Tyler Deramo, Makaylie Wheeler, Asheleigh Wheeler, Destiny Leader, Micaila Leader, Tyler Leader, Baylee Jo Leader, Landen Cole Leader, Josie Rae Cox; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Church of God in Depew, Oklahoma with Reverend Clyde McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home in Bristow, Oklahoma.

EARL DEAN LOMAX 
Earl Dean Lomax, 56, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008 in Tulsa. He was born July 29, 1951 in Talala to J.D. and Natoma Lomax. He worked in the commercial construction field. He is survived by one brother, Gary Lomax and his wife, Vickie of Talala; three nephews; two nieces and several cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6 at Nick Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel in Collinsville. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland under the direction of Nick Reynolds Funeral Service.

JIMMIE LEE SMITH 
Jimmie Lee Smith, 60, of Oologah passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. He was born May 17, 1947 in Jerome, Idaho to Quenton and Nila L. (Carmichael) Spencer. He spent most of his life working as a mechanic. He is survived by two sons, Jayson Smith and his wife, Samantha of Silver Springs, NV and Jimmie Lee Smith Jr. and his wife, Gail of Arlington, VA.; four grandchildren, Destini Smith, Jessica Smith, Spencer Smith, Sawyer Smith and Dallin Smith; three brothers, Eldon Spencer and his wife, Faye, of Fontana, CA, John Smith and his wife, Debbie of Yucaipa, CA. and William Smith and his wife, Sue of Oologah; one sister, Gayleen and her husband, George Bach of San Bernadino, CA. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

JAMES WINSTON SUMMERLIN 
Services for James W. "Jim" Summerlin will be 1 p.m., Mon., March 3, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with the family receiving visitors from 2 to 3 p.m. 
Jim passed away Fri., Feb. 29, 2008. He was 76. 
Born Sept. 17th, 1931 in Roswell, New Mexico to Roy Lester and Lorene Summerlin (Adkins), Jim was an Inola High School graduate. He served four years in the Army during the Korean War. While he was in the Army he became one of the world's first "IBM" or computer operators. Jim went on to graduate from Northeastern University through the GI Bill. 
He and Jane Helen Rushin, also from Inola, married in 1955. They moved to Norman and worked their way through Oklahoma University Law School, where Jim received his law degree in 1958. He and Jane moved to Claremore following his graduation where he was elected the Rogers County Prosecutor, and served in that capacity for 7 years. 
Summerlin first established a law firm with John Fagins. The firm was later known as Summerlin, Williams and Marlar law firm. After his retirement he was affiliated with the Larry Steidley law firm.
Jim was known for his expertise in rural water districts and municipal law. He also served as the Executive Director for the Rogers County Industrial Development Authority, which he helped establish in the early 1980s. 
On the first Board of Regents of Claremore Junior College he devoted 10 years to that effort, helping shape the future of what would later become Rogers State University. His efforts, along with many others, helped to divert the once-scheduled sale of the facility and its proposed new operation as a minimum security prison facility. 
Jim was also instrumental in helping Claremore get its first public golf course, Heritage Hills. Jim helped develop a plan and economic strategy for Claremore's first public baseball parks, which are still very active today. Jim was instrumental in the Rogers County Housing Authority and was key in developing Rogers County Industrial Development Authority. 
Jim is survived by his wife, Jane Summerlin; daughters, Summer Summerlin, Jami Littlefield, Penny LaRosa; four grandchildren, Jeremy Grodhaus, Chelsea Jane Capps, Giovanni LaRosa, and Juliana LaRosa; his brother, Roy C. Summerlin; sister and brother-in-law, Wahlele and Wayne Waldrup; nephews Jimmy Wayne and Christie Waldrup and Larry Dale Waldrup; niece Marilyn and Dean Heinz; stepfather Allie A. Adkins; stepbrother Earl Adkins and M.C. "Red" and Hilda Adkins.
 
 

 

JERRY CLAUDE HICKOK
Jerry Claude Hickok, 75, of Claremore, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. He was born Oct. 27, 1932 in Tulsa. He graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Jerry and his wife, Nina Louise (Acklin) Hickok, moved to Rogers County in 1961. He worked for American Airlines until retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife Nina of the home; one son Brian Hickok and wife Debbie of Claremore; four daughters, Michele Vunovich and husband Ray of Kansas City, MO, Melody Hendrix and husband Jeff, Marina Sawyer and husband John, Melissa Mann and husband Brian (Tiny), all of Claremore; one sister, Naidene York of McAlester; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Washington Baptist Church. Burial was in Washington Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

FRED E. JOHNSON

Fred E. Johnson, 92, of Talala passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1915 in Checotah to Charlie and Elsie (Lewallen) Johnson. He was a farmer and worked for Ramsey Winch before retiring in 1981. He survived by his wife, Helen, of the home; daughter Peggy Rider and husband, Nathan of Talala, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother and father; four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Osage Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.

MARY JANE VANDERPOOL WELCH

Mary Jane Welch, 82, of Talala, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Mary Jane Bradley graduated from Oologah HIgh School in 1943. She married Glen Mayof Vanderpoll on Jan. 6, 1946. They raised three children on the family farm in Oologah. May Vanderpool died in 1991. Mary Jane married Butler Welch in July, 2002. She is survived by husband Butler, daughter Betty Johnson and husband Bill of Talala, daughter Geoma Pennington and husband Phil of Oologah and son Jim Vanderpool and wife Shriley of Oologah, nine grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Oologah United Methodist Church, with interment at Wann Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

COLLEEN MAY GABRIEL

Colleen May Garbriel, 46, of Oologah, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. Visitation is Monday at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. The family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Dawson Freewill Baptist Church in Tulsa, with interment at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Grove.

CHESTER LLOYD BALDWIN

Chester Lloyd �Chet� Baldwin, 91, lifelong resident of Oologah, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1916 to George and Hattie Baldwin. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Dirickson, on Nov. 23, 1936. They have three children, Jack, Judy and Linda. He retired from the state of Oklahoma at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ruth; two daughters, Judy Ashwood and her husband, Danny, of Oologah and Linda Mattison and her husband, Glen, of Skiatook; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his son, Jack Lloyd Baldwin. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Assembly of God Church in Oologah with Rev. Mark Bright and Rev. Ben Williams officiating; burial was in Oakhill Cemetery in Oologah under the direction of Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

LENORA H. BUCHFINK Lenora H. Buchfink, 102, of Oologah passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 in Collinsville. She was born Oct. 16, 1905 in Parkston, SD to Daniel and Matilda Hildebrand. She lived in the Collinsville/Oologah area since 1938. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Collinsville. She is survived by ten children, Norma Sappington of Catoosa, John Buchfink, Jr. of Tulsa, Ted Buchfink and wife Annabelle of Catoosa, Dale Buchfink and wife Zelda of Owasso, Marvin Buchfink and wife Tommie of Oologah, Charles Buchfink and wife Merrillyn of Talala, Helen Hamblin of Oologah, Harry Buchfink and wife Tommy of Broken Arrow, Richard Buchfink and wife Carol of Howe and Daniel Buchfink of Oologah; one sister, Evelyn Cummer of Yakima, WA; 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Buchfink, and one daughter, Betty Clow. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at the Church of the Nazarene in Collinsville with Rev. Tim Odom and Rev. Charla Gwartney officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

DONALD MERLE GRIGGS Donald M. Griggs, 77, passed away Dec. 2, 2007 in Hanford, CA. He was born December 4, 1929 in Kansas City, MO to John H. and Elva (Jones) Griggs. Don grew up in Mingo and attended Mingo School and Mingo Baptist Church for many years. He was a proud member of the U.S. Navy, which he joined when he was 17. He served for eight years which included the Korean War. He was a member of the Northern Cherokee Nation. Prior to his recent illness, Don had been planning on moving to Oologah to be closer to family and friends. He is survived by four brothers, Jack and wife Janet of Oologah, Charles and wife Carmella of Holden, MO, Jerry of Edgerton, MO, Larry and wife Lauretta of Independence, MO; three sisters, Mary and husband Bob Stanton of Kansas City, MO, Elva and husband, Eldred Osiek of Independence, MO, and Patricia and husband James Dean of Oceana, CA; sister-in-law Jean of Calhoun, MO; step-daughters Lorraine and husband Merrell Pettigrew of Hanford, CA, and Bernadette and husband Phil Parkhurst of Grants, NM; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Emily Silva Cardoza; his parents and brothers, Johnny and Carl.

KATHRYN MARIE HILL Kathryn Marie Hill, infant daughter of Ryder and Kathryn (Trout) Hill, entered into and left this world on Jan. 2, 2008 in Pittsburg, KS. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all. She is survived by her parents, Ryder and Kathryn Hill of Pittsburg, KS; grandparents, Joe and Jowahna Hill and Mark and Pam Troutt, all of Oologah; great grandparents, Billy and Nancy Hill, Joe and Wahnee Tanner of Oologah, Jim and Kay Gray of Mansfield, AR and Wes and Esther Troutt of Talala; three uncles and two aunts, Tanner and Shawna Hill of Oologah, Justin and Angela Troutt of Talahina, and Jonathan Troutt of Oologah; two cousins, Dallie Jo and Dax Hill of Oologah; and numerous family and friends. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m., Monday Jan. 7 in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

MARY L. FOSTER ROBERTSON Mary L. Foster Robertson, 74, of Oologah passed away at home Jan. 8, 2008. She was born June 16, 1933 in Owasso to Jacob and Opal (Seward) Foster. She retired from Creekside Plants and Produce. Her favorite pastimes were going to rodeos and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Mark Robertson and wife Winnona of Oologah; three grandchildren, Lindy Robertson Calico and husband Ike, Joni Robertson and Cody Hickock and John Robertson, all of Oologah; three great grandchildren, Hadley and Brody Calico and Mackenzie Hickock; and numerous family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Robertson; parents, Jacob and Opal Foster and all of her brothers and sister. A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday (today) Jan. 10 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Collinsville. Visitation will follow at 7 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 11 at St. Therese Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Bit by Bit, Attn: Jana Walstrom, 16544 S. Hwy. 169, Oologah, OK 74053.

GEORGE STRITZKE George Stritzke, 90, passed away in Nowata Dec. 24, 2007. He was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Leonard to Paul Sr. and Kate Pregler Stritzke. At the age of four months the family moved east of Talala to a farm on the Verdigris River. He loved farm life and there wasn�t anything he put his hand on that he couldn�t do. On May 1, 1955, he married Mary Lay at the Nowata Life Assembly of God Church. They built a home five miles east of Talala and had two sons, Tommy Wayne and Anthony B. �Tony� while they lived there. In September 1959 the family moved to Nowata County at the county line and built a home where twins Penny and Jenny were born. He is survived by his wife of 52 and half years Mary; son, Tom and his wife Jolene of Nowata; two daughters, Penny Gonzales and husband Alan and Jenny Deane and her husband Walter �Bud� of Bartlesville; five grandchildren, Rob Maggard of Nowata, Randall Maggard of Bartlesville, Samantha Gonzales of Nowata, Eric Gonzales of Nowata and Tomi Jo Stritzke of Nowata. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Stritzke in 2004; his mother and dad; and brothers, Frank, Joe, Ed and Paul Jr. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28 at the Benjamin Funeral Home Chapel; burial was in Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Benjamin Funeral Home of Nowata. On-line condolences can be left for the family at www.honoringmemories.com

MITCHELL FRANK MALTSBERGER 
Mitchell Frank Maltsberger, 15, of Oologah, passed away after a skiing accident in Colorado. He was born on February 1, 1992 in Stillwater, Oklahoma and carried the name of his maternal grandfather, Frank Maltsberger, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his parents, Joe and Terri Maltsberger; his brother Micah; sister Maggie; sister Morgan and her fianc� Phillip Bogart; grandparents Bob and Charlotte Weir and Doris Maltsberger; and cat Bonecrusher.

Mitch was a sophomore at Oologah-Talala High School; he was a true renaissance man who argued for the debate team, played tennis, sparred with the wrestling team, and played a major role in the most recent one-act play. He enjoyed hiking and camping with the Boy Scouts of Troop 238 and was working toward the rank of Eagle Scout. He loved reading comics, dancing with his sisters, beating his dad at racquetball, playing computer games with his brother, and being the apple of his mother's eye. He was active in the ministries of the Bible Church of Owasso and the Harbor Church in Oologah.

Mitchell's charm was rivaled only by his altruistic heart; his ability to ignite a room with laughter was surpassed only by his personal investment in the happiness of others. His natural charisma and his Christ-focused life enabled him to reach out, build relationships, and relate to all types of people. He was a great friend to many and an inspiration to all.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., January 1, at the Oologah Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 2, at 3:30 at the Oologah-Talala High School auditorium followed by a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah. Flowers can be sent to the Oologah Funeral Home. Contributions for youth-related ministries in Mitch's name can be made to the Bible Church of Owasso.

JACK AND ELAINE DENNEY 
Jack Denney, 65 and Elaine Denney, 66, of Locust Grove, were found dead in their home Christmas day. Jack Raymond Denney was born on Oct. 29, 1942 in Broken Arrow to Ralph Eugene and Flossie (McDonald) Denney. Elaine Childress was born Nov. 24, 1941 in Wellington, TX, to Roy and Edith (Hilgenfeld) Childress. The couple graduated from Sperry High School in 1960 and was married on Jan. 21, 1961, in Tulsa. Jack recently retired from GRDA as a Superintendent of Mechanical Maintenance. Jack Denney was the nephew of Jess and Bonnie Denney of Talala. Other survivors include two children, Chris Denney and wife, Leatha of Allen, TX, and Sarah Keener and husband, Ladney of Locust Grove; five grandchildren, Kate, Rachel, Jakob, Kaelyn and Lyndsey and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Locust Grove High School Gymnasium with Rev. Rick Harms officiating. Burial was in Rose Cemetery under the direction of Locust Grove Funeral Home.

CHERYL MARLENE MCCOLLEY 
Cheryl Marlene McColley, 47, of Collinsville passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 in Owasso. She was born May 22, 1960 in Tulsa to L.D. and Patsy Lou (Howe) Chappell. She is survived by her husband, Jerry of the home, mother, Patsy Chappell of Collinsville; mother and father-n-law J.D. and Beverly McColley of Collinsville; three children, Chris McColley and his wife Kelli of Collinsville, Cherina McColley of Collinsville and Jerica McColley of Collinsville; three grandchildren, Chase, Chandler and Cameryn McColley; two brothers, Larry DeWayne Chappell of Collinsville and David Chappell of Talala and several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the First Assembly of God Church in Collinsville with Rev. Roy Lish officiating; burial in Wann Cemetery under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

SHELIA ANN PHILLIPS 
Shelia Ann Phillips, 40, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born Nov. 1, 1967 in Ft. Worth, TX. to Raymond Dale and Carolyn Ann (Bowman) Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Paul of Tulsa; two daughters, Britni and Lindsay Phillips of Nowata; her mother, Carolyn Dobbins of Tulsa; brother, Rick Anderson and Paula Ducummon of Sand Springs; and sister, Diane Anderson and Kenneth Morgan of Tulsa. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Lester Orwig officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

WILLIAM EDWARD TALLY 
William Edward Tally, 79, of Oologah, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 in Collinsville. He was born Feb. 19, 1928 in Pershing to Thomas Edward and Lillian Pauline Tally. He moved from Sperry to the Oologah area in 1969. He retired from Richardson Propane and worked as a rancher. He was past president for both Turley and Oologah Round Up Clubs. He is survived by four children, Carolyn Green and husband, Don of Rison, AR, Billy Tally and wife, Mary of NC, Phyllis Tally and Cheryle Tally, both of Oologah; four brothers, Robert Tally and wife, Mildred of Tulsa, Tommy Tally and wife, Ella May of North Little Rock, AR, Donald Tally and wife, Nancy of Edmond, and Robert Carter of North Little Rock, AR; one sister, Sue Kersey of North Little Rock AR, three sister-in-laws, Mary Ellen Tally of Marlow, Kay Tally and Barbara Tally, both of Little Rock, AR; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Wann Cemetery under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

GORDON THOMPSON 
Gordon Thompson, 63, of Claremore, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at St. Francis South in Tulsa. The son of Ben Sam and Zelma Oleta Johnson Thompson was born Sept. 17, 1944 in Oakland, CA. He graduated from Webster High School in Tulsa in 1963. Gordon married Hazel Lou Hayes in 1973. He retired after 23 years in the Oklahoma National Guard and was retired from Nordam. Family members surviving are his wife of 33 years, Hazel of Claremore; sons, Corey and wife Billye Thompson of Tulsa and Kirby Thompson of Claremore; daughter Amanda and husband Bryan Hestdalen of Claremore; brothers, Novale and wife Stacy Thompson of Oologah, Dan and wife Allison Thompson of Memphis, TN; sisters, Ann and husband Dennis Voss of Tulsa, and Bobbie and husband Rick Roberts of Claremont, FL; brother-in-law, Fred and wife Shirley Wasson of Broken Arrow; sister-in-law Ruth and husband Mike Villegas of Tahlequah; grandchildren, Greg, Josh, Jeff, Tyler, Ana, Ashya, Junior, Ryan, Hailey, Bailey, Brook, Corey, and Brett. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Pastor Elliott Dunn will officiate. Visitation will be 1 until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

CHARLES SIDNEY BARRON 
Charles Sidney Barron, 83, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008. He was a Petroleum Land Man and the father of Brad Barron of Talala. Services were held April 8 at Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel in Collinsville.

KENNITH SILAS BEAMER

Kennith Silas Beamer, 83, of Oologah passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 in Claremore. He was born March 29, 1924 in Wewoka to Henry E. and Lottie (Redford) Beamer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was an electrician for Circle L. Electric in Tulsa before retiring. After retiring he worked as a handyman and helped with the Oologah restoration. He is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Frost and husband, Don R. of Claremore, and Rebecca Beamer of Oologah; one brother, Carl Beamer and wife Jean of Bullhead, AZ; three grandchildren, Amanda Conner and husband Robert Conner of Tulsa, Brian Frost of Claremore and Kennith Fultz and wife Christy stationed in Imperial Beach, CA; one great grandchild, Elle Frost, and numerous family and friends. Private services were held in his honor under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

BILLIE ANN MAYFIELD

Billie Ann Mayfield, 63, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born June 16, 1944 in Weiner, Arkansas to Hugh M. and Lola (Renard) Norris. She was employed with the Rogers County Conservation Department. She is survived by her husband, Ernest; one son, Ernie and wife Holly of Chelsea; one sister, Etta Jane Brewer of Jacksonville, FL. and numerous extended family and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Washington Baptist Church with Pastor Charlie Lehman officiating. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

JEREMY BRENT JONES

Jeremy Brent Jones, 24, of Talala, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at Claremore Regional Hospital. The son of Kevin and Tammy Jones was born Sept. 12, 1983 in Stillwater. He played on the Mustang football team and was a member of the graduating class of 2002. After graduation, he attended Rogers State University. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Tammy Jones of Talala; brother, William Jones of Filer, Idaho; sister, Erica Sanders and husband, Jeremy of Talala; paternal grandparents, Garry and Yvonne Jones of Tulsa; maternal grandparents, Jack and Norma Tillery of Texas; aunts and uncles, Keith and Nikki Jones of Tulsa, Greg and JenAnn Westfall of Woodlands, Texas and Dennis and Angela Tillery of Yukon; dog, Beulah and numerous other cousins and family. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the First Baptist Church of Talala. Pastor Lester Orwig officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory. View Jeremy�s online tribute and sign his memory book at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com.

LINDA SUE PENNER

Linda Sue Penner, 67, of Oologah, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at First United Methodist Church in Waynoka under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Waynoka Memorial Cemetery.

KRISTOPHER BRENT BRUMLEY

Funeral service for Kristopher Brent Brumley, 28, of Oologah will be 10 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 25, at Claremore Restoration Church of God with Rev. David Metz officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 6-8 p.m. Kristopher worked as a machinist in the family business, Reliable Manufacturing Corp. He is survived by his daughters: Courtney and Kristina Brumley; parents, John and Alene Brumley; grandmothers: Wanda Morgan-Herman, and Mary Brumley; and brothers: Kevin Lee Brumley and wife, Kari, and Jason Kyle Brumley. View Kristopher's online tribute and sign his memory book at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com.

Peggy Blunt

Peggy Karen Blunt, 57, of Owasso, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. She was born June 27, 1950 in Tulsa to George Allen and Marcia Elizabeth �Betty� (Hayhurst) Garrett. She graduated from Owasso High School and earned her master�s degree in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. Peggy was an instructor at Tulsa Technology Center and was previous part-owner in Black Jaxx. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; two sons, Robert Brown and his wife Angela, and Dustin Blunt, all of Owasso; two step-daughters, Kristi Murphy and Renee Navarro, all of Broken Arrow; 11 grandchildren, Alexis and Eric Brown, Austin, Dallas and Jordan Blunt, Chris and Ashley Cox, Kim and Randy Gilliland, Brittney Powers and Candy Puente; four great grandchildren, Jaxton, Jaden, Braden and Malick; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Claudia Garrett, of Tulsa; one sister, Pamela Elliott, of Tulsa; nieces, Ronda Hatton, of San Diego, CA., Misty Elliott Brown, of Owasso and Kim Johnson, of Tulsa, and step-mother, Dr. Harriett Sherrill, of Owasso. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at The River Church in Owasso with Pastor Bill Bush officiating; burial in Sandridge Cemetery near Owasso under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Lloyd Odell Capps

Lloyd Odell Capps, 90, of Claremore, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at the VA Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Tahlequah. He served in the Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Capps Boat Sales near Oologah Lake. He had also patented several inventions. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a daughter, Cynthia �Tootsie� Masten and husband Bobby of Claremore; eight step-children; two grandsons, Ricci Partridge and wife Brenda, and Lloyd Bridges and wife Kimberly; nine great grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 5, at Westwood United Pentecostal Church. Graveside services were in Park Hill Cemetery in Tahlequah.

John Russell (Rusty) Doshier

Services for John Russell (Rusty) Doshier will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at St. Andrew�s Methodist Church in Claremore. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday at the Oologah Funeral Home. Rusty was the son of Sylvia Maxine (Baldwin) Doshier and the late John Doshier of Oologah. He was born on Feb. 25, 1956 and died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 in rural Montana. Rusty�s work took him to many interesting places. He had installed dialysis clinics in China and in many areas of the United States. Another assignment took him to Singapore to install CAT scanning equipment. Rusty is survived by his mother, Maxine, step-daughter Molly Redyke of Broken Arrow, step-grandson, Parker of Broken Arrow, sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Johnny Bussey of Oologah, nephews Andrew Bussey and wife Katie of Oologah and Spencer Bussey of Evanston, Wyoming.

LOY CARL BOYD

Loy Carl Boyd, 90, of Claremore, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. He was the former Rogers County treasurer. He was born June 19, 1917 in Arkansas to James and Pearl (Drake) Boyd. Loy served in the Army, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was Rogers County Treasurer for 25 years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, of the home; children, Carleen Mitchell, James C. Boyd and his wife, Loretta, all of Claremore, and Mary Page and her fianc� Michael Kinney of N. Las Vegas; grandchildren, Shelly Jones and her husband, Rick, of Claremore, Mike Ryan and his wife, Melissa, of Collinsville, Jennifer Puckett and her husband, David, of Oologah, Jason Boyd and his wife, Jackie, of Claremore, Carrie Steffensen of Chouteau and Sarah Denney of Springfield, MO; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at First Christian Church; burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

PAUL WILLIAM BROWN Paul William Brown, 82, of Claremore passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2008. He was a member of the Oologah Eastern Star. He was born Aug. 9, 1925 in Claremore to Thomas Henry and Lena Allie (Breeden) Brown. Paul rode in parades with the Will Rogers Round-up Club. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, of the home; daughter, Sharon Clark and husband, Terry, all of Claremore; grandchildren, Tammy Anderson and husband, Vernon, of Claremore, Terry Walker and wife, Dawn, of Broken Arrow and Jeri Sappington and husband, Jesse, of Oologah; great-grandchildren, Justin and Christopher Anderson of Claremore, Cameron Walker of Broken Arrow and Tyler and Courtney Sappington of Oologah; sisters, Sara Moore of Tulsa and Mary Olsen of Claremore; sister-in-law, Wanda Russell of Claremore; step-great-grandchildren, J.R. Hager of Broken Arrow and Leslie and Justin Caldwell of Broken Arrow; step-great-great-granddaughter, Jayci Caldwell; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; five children from his first marriage, Bill, Gene, Bob and Charles Brown and Sharon Eggliston all of Claremore. Services were held at 11a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Memorial Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Simpson officiating. Burial with Masonic rites followed in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

EDDIE LEE �COACH� HAMILTON

The founder of the Oologah-Talala wrestling program has died. Eddie Lee �Coach� Hamilton, 63, of Berryhill passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. He was born Feb. 20, 1944 in Tulsa to Alvy and Ilena Hamilton. Hamilton was an Oologah football line coach for head coach Jerry Keys in the 70s; he also started the wrestling program at the school. After leaving Oologah he became a coach and mentor for Berryhill Schools. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Michelle Hamilton of the home; three sons, Todd Hamilton, Brad Hudson and Jeremiah Hamilton all of Tulsa; four daughters, Nicole Rae of Denver, CO, Danette Deer of Tulsa, Tracey McCoy of Tulsa and Star Bible of Tulsa; one sister, Pat Horner of Tulsa; three brothers, Larry Hamilton of Tulsa, James Hamilton of Tulsa and Buddy Hamilton of Mannford and 15 grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Berryhill School Auditorium in Berryhill with John King officiating; burial was in Berryhill under the direction of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BOK Coach Ed Memorial Scholarship Fund.

JAMES ALLEN DAVENPORT

James Allen Davenport, 84, of Oologah, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at Claremore Veteran�s Center. He was born April 11, 1923 in Foster to Marshall and Lillie (Hodges) Davenport. He was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church and a 32 degree Mason. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Davenport of the home; one son, Mark �Tony� Davenport of Mounds; two daughters, Cynthia Deleese James of Talala and Colleen Renee' Montgomery of Claremore; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bilby of Shelter Freewill Baptist Church of Collinsville and Rev. Casey Warford of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church of Oologah officiating. Graveside services were conducted by James H. Teel, American Legion Post #105 of Bartlesville. Funeral services and interment were under the direction of Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

SUSAN KAREN WILLIS

Susan Karen Willis, 54, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at Hillcrest Medical Center due to complications of a stroke. She was born March 9, 1953 in Tulsa to Harley Wayne Patterson Sr. and Vista Earlen Patterson (Lane). She moved to Jacksonville, FL. shortly after graduating from Oologah High School in 1971. In 1998, she moved back to Oklahoma and fell in love with James Daniel Willis of Vera. They were married on Jan. 30, 2001. Karen is susvived by two children, Scotty Wayne Hudson, St. Louis, MO. and Angela Suzzane Taylor, Punta Gorda, FL. She is a grandmother of six grandchildren, Chelsea Korina Hudson, 17, Dakota James Hudson, 15, Austin Charles Hudson, 11, Wyatt Matthew Beall, 8, Jacelyn Claire Beall, 6, and the soon to be delivered Wesley James Taylor. She is survived by her mother, Vista Earlen Patterson; brothers and sisters, Harley Wayne Patterson of Depew, William Stanley Patterson of Foyil and Donna Jean Fendley of Oologah. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Oologah Assembly of God; burial was in the Talala Cemetery under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

BETTY L. TEACHMAN 
Betty L. Teachman, 73, passed away at her home in Nowata after a short battle with lung cancer. Betty worked as a housekeeper at United General Hospital in Northwest Washington for 30 years before retiring and returning to Nowata. She is survived by her son, Ernest Teachman Jr. and wife, Pam of Cathlamet, Washington; one daughter, Holly Rehagen and husband, Darrell of Sedro Woolley, Washington; grandchildren, G.S.E. 2 Joseph Teachman, stationed at a Naval Base in Everett, Washington, Elizabeth and Chris Huskey of Springs, Texas, Stephanie and Josh Toews-Cochran of Poway, California, Nahtanha Rehagen, of Atlanta, Georgia, Dusting Rehagen and Sasha Reinstra of Nowata, Colton Rehagen, of Nowata; great grandchildren, Gunner Huskey, Blaine Cochran, Alannah Rehagen; sisters, Marjorie Monroe of Nowata, Carol Tatum of Oologah; one brother, Jack Woods, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and many other relatives and a host of friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Nowata under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Home of Nowata.

Will Froman

Will (Bill) Arklo Froman, 78, passed away Monday, July 30, 2007. He had owned Froman Auto in Oologah. He served with the 45th Recon during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 and earned the rank of Corporal. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Froman; five children, Gena and wife Janie Froman of Owasso, Barbara and husband Mark Edwards of Lakewood, Colorado, Brenda and husband Leo Pidgeon of Owasso, Jane and husband Keith Sherill of Wagoner, Darel and wife Jeannie Hughes of Las Cruces, New Mexico; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers; two nieces and a sister-in-law. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 1 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

Fannie Hudson Pinkerton

Fannie Hudson Pinkerton, 69, of Oologah, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in Tulsa. She spent much of her working life as a seamstress and a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Anita K. Mills and her husband Walt of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Kendra Shrum and her husband Tim of Broken Arrow; one son, Johnny Parker and his wife Tandy of Sapulpa; 10 grandchildren; three great Grandchildren; daughter-in-law Carol McKenzie of Oologah; and one brother, Billy Clayton of Vera. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Lamar in the Lamar Cemetery with Greg and Kim Hurst officiating. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Lester Ray Boegemann 
Lester Ray Boegemann, 70, passed away July 10, 2007 at Southcrest Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Janet of the home; sons, Thomas Pleasants of Florida, Mark Boegemann and wife Michelle, of Sugarhill, GA. and Les Boegemann and wife Mary, of Benson, AZ; daughters, Angela Childress and husband Jerimiah, of Tulsa and Kelly Birley and husband John, of Claremore; mother, Martha Boegemann of Rosedale, IL; sisters, Nola Stocker and Vetta Day of St. Louis and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Mid-America Christian Center, with Rev. Bill Street officiating. Burial with military honors by the U.S. Navy followed in Sageeyah Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

G. L. Pilkington 
G.L. Pilkington, 82, of Oologah, passed away at his home Sunday, July 15, 2007. He was a medic in the Army in WW2 and retired from American Airlines in 1981. He is survived by his children, Debra Burchett of Talala, Gary and his wife Gail Pilkington of Oologah, Clay Pilkington of Oologah, and Zenda and her husband John Chase of Woodward; grandchildren, Dax and his wife Amber Burchett, Luke Pilkington, Matt Pilkington, Joe Pilkington and Tristan Todd; great-grandchild, Jaxson Burchett; one nephew; nieces and many loving in-laws and cousins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Willie Mae, just two weeks earlier. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Baptist Tabernacle in Collinsville under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

Walter A. Banfield Sr. 
Walter A. Banfield Sr., 77, passed away June 26, 2007. Walter began his career at the family business, Banfield Meats and later owned a variety of business including Bowl-A-Rama of Tulsa. He is survived by his children, Walter Banfield Jr. and his wife Mary Ellen of Estes Park, Colorado, Joe Banfield of Tulsa, Cindy Adams of Tulsa, Peter Banfield and wife Lisa of Tulsa and Susie McDaniels and husband Scott of Talala; grandchildren, Chris Banfield, Mike Banfield, Brian Banfield, Angie Draeger, Emily Banfield, Jeremy Adams, Joshua Adams, Haylea Adams, Megan McDaniels, Ryan McDaniels and Jazz Banfield; great-grandchildren, Madalyn Banfield, Chloe Draeger, Clair Draeger, Sophie Banfield and Gretchen Banfield. Services were held Thursday, June 28 under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry.

Allen Barnes 
Allen Barnes, 63, of Nowata, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. Barnes was an owner of the Oologah Sonic Drive-In. Funeral services for Barnes were to be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, in the Living Word Family Church with Ben Killion officiating. Interment was to follow in the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Benjamin Funeral Home of Nowata. Barnes is survived by his wife Marion of the home; by a daughter, Sheri Owens and her husband Shane of Nowata; by a son, Doug Barnes and his wife Mickey of Nowata; by eight grandchildren, Cougar Mader, Lexis Mader, Cody Owens, Lucas Owens, Justice Owens, Jakob Barnes, Dillon Barnes, and Mackenzie Barnes.

Amanda Kelley 
Amanda Amber �AK47� Kelley, 20, of Claremore passed away Friday, July 6, 2007 from injuries she suffered in an automobile accident. She was an All-Star pitcher for the Lady Zebra softball team. She was employed as a dispatcher with the Claremore Police Department. She is survived by her parents, Mark and Amy Kelley; four sisters, Brianna Kelley, Megan Wood, Stormy Kelley and Autumn Kelley, all of the home; grandparents, Tom and Sharyn Hundley of Claremore and Jack and Barbara Kelley of Skiatook; great-grandparents, Ann King of Claremore and Bertha Kelley of Sand Springs; aunts and uncles, Tom and Cheri Hundley of Claremore, Daniel and Dareth Kelley of Choctaw, Buck and Becky King of Blackwell and Suzanne Kelley of Owasso; great-aunts and uncles, Debbie King of Claremore, Owen and Margaret Condit of Locust Grove; �The Party of 5� and numerous other family members and friends. Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at First Assembly of God with Rev. Wayne Keely officiating; burial in Sageeyah Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

Doris Renee McQueen 
Doris Renee McQueen, 45, passed away Friday, July 6, 2007 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She worked at Avis Car Rental as a facility purchaser for 22 years. She is survived by her husband, Jeff of the home; two daughters, Rachael Renee and Heather Marie, both of the home; parents, Kenneth and Rosemary Hanes of Claremore; two sisters, Jolene Paget of Claremore and Rhonda Hanes of Sperry; and many other family members. Services were held Tuesday, July 10, at the Church of the Nazarene; burial was in Sageeyah Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

Diana Seratt 
Diana Kay Seratt, 42, of Owasso, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007. She completed her secondary education in Oologah and graduated with the class of 1985. She is survived by her parents, Wayne and Betty Seratt of the home; one sister, Waynette and husband Steve Long, of Oologah; one brother, Larry and wife Carie Seratt, of Glendale, Arizona; four nephews; four nieces; one great nephew; two great nieces; one great step-nephew and one great step-niece. Services were held Monday, June 9, at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with her brother, Pastor Larry Seratt officiating; burial in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Elizabeth Mae Sweeney 
Elizabeth Mae Sweeney, 89, of Collinsville, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2007. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church where she was active in The Legion of Mary Altar Society and Women�s Club. She is survived by one son, Joe Sweeney and partner Cheryl Lee Clay of Bixby; one daughter, Vicki Jolley and her husband Jack of Oologah; two sisters, Alma Blakley of Catoosa and Katy Rott and her husband Fred of Pryor; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial was Friday, July 6 at St. Therese Catholic Church with burial following in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

WILLIAM LESLIE ARMSTRONG 
William Leslie Armstrong, 58, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. He was born March 10, 1949 in Oklahoma City to William Louis and Zola Fern (Armstrong). He was employed with the T.D. Williamson Co. He is survived by one daughter, Kelley and husband, Dan Scott of Tulsa; two sons, Anthony and wife, Tavia Armstrong of Collinsville and Greg and wife, Robin Armstrong of Tulsa; fianc�, Janice Coffer of Tulsa; sister, Rita and husband, Ted Flood of Moore; grandchildren, Alexander, Natalie, Nathan, Leah; nephews, Andy Modest, Dennis Moore and former wife Rita Marlene Armstrong of Broken Arrow. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery in Oklahoma City under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

DORTHA IRENE COOK 
Dortha Irene Cook, 80, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at Alterra Sterling House in Claremore. She was born March 9, 1927 in Claremore to Raymond Louis and Melven Tempa (Paullus) Hendricks. She married Wilbert Cook on Aug. 4, 1946 in Talala, where they raised their three children on a farm. Dortha taught in Tulsa and Oologah-Talala Public Schools for 35 years. She is survived by her children, Marilyn Hinkle and husband, Norman, of Owasso, Connie Chambers and husband, Blake, of Claremore and Rick Cook and wife, Jacalyn, of Owasso; grandchildren, Hunter Hinkle of Athens, GA., Jon Hinkle of Owasso, Brandon Chambers and wife, Alicia, of Claremore, Megan Leipzig and husband, Michael, of Claremore, Jay Cook and wife, Tiffany, of Talala, Rebecca Cook of Owasso and Chris Cook of Owasso; great grandsons, Tristan Hammerton of Claremore and Kaycen Cook of Talala. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert, parents and brother, Joe Ray Hendricks. Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Talala, with Rev. Lester Orwig officiating. Burial was set in Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory in Claremore.

WANDA JEAN HUNTER 
Wanda Jean Hunter, 68, of Talala, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007. She was born August 13, 1939 in Bushyhead to Floyd and Nell (Harris) Ward. She retired from McDonnell-Douglas where she worked in inventory control. She is survived by her husband, Tony, of the home; one daughter, Michelle; three sons, Mark, Michael and Matthew Marquis; three sisters, Irene Hunter, Joyce Eberhart and Kathleen Baumann; two brothers, Floyd Ward and Billy Lewallen, and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in Resthaven Cemetery in Ninde Brookside Chapel.

JARED LAYTON
Jared Harley Joe Layton, infant son of Justin and Jessica Layton of Oologah, was stillborn Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at Claremore Regional Hospital. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Daisy; maternal grandparents, Pamela and Jonas March of Talala and paternal grandfather Larry Layton of Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Jolene Layton. Services were to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel. Burial was planned in the Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.

DONALD RAY WRISTON 
Donald Ray Wriston, 66, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at his residence in Talala. He was born June 29, 1941 to Homer and Lelo (Odneal) Wriston. He was an owner/operator truck driver most of his life and a member of the Team Roper Association. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of the home; one daughter, Gena Hampton and husband, Jimmy, of Turpin; two grandchildren, Cherie White and husband, Steve, and Jacob Hampton of Turpin; one great granddaughter, Cassondra; one brother, Ron Wriston of Colorado; two step-children, Robert Morrison and Janet Slack, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Clark officiating. Services were under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.

VICKI LEANNE SUMMERS

Vicki Leanne Summers, 56, local resident of rural Oologah, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. She was born July 4, 1951 in Tulsa to Charles Lee and Rada Anne (Ingram) Higgins. She married Thomas A. Summers April 26, 1974 in Tulsa. They lived in Tulsa and Broken Arrow before moving to Oologah in 1983. She is survived by her husband of over 33 years, Tom of the home; one daughter, Cari and her husband, Alan Aberle of Owasso; three sons, Matthew Thomas Summers and his wife, Janice of Joliet, IL, James Thomas Summers and his wife, Lydia of Joliet, IL and Daniel Thomas Summers of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Summers, Nathan James Summers, Selah Alyssa Grace Aberle, Bryson Noah Aberle and Charis Alayna Anne Aberle; one brother, Duane and his wife, Linda Higgins of Tulsa; one sister, Jana Cooley of Tulsa and parents, Charles and Rada Higgins of Tulsa. Services were held at noon Monday, Nov. 26, at First Christian Church of Owasso with Pastor Charlie Curran, Pastor Matthew T. Summers and Pastor James T. Summers officiating. Private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be to the Senior Adult Ministry, c/o First Christian Church of Owasso, 12200 East 86th St. North, Owasso, OK 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

VERBA LEONA GOUGLER 
Verba Leona Gougler, 89, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Talala, where she had been a lifelong area resident. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Judy Gougler, Jr. of Talala and Bob and Julia Gougler of Coppell, Texas; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lucille Long of Collinsville and Maxine and Paul Thompson of Claremore; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Verba was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Itis (Ramsey) Owens; husband, Norman Gougler, Sr.; two brothers, Ira Owens and Arthur Owens; and one sister, Nellie Stout. The service was held at the First Christian Church in Vera on Wednesday Feb. 9, with Bill Lawrence officiating. Interment was at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville, under the direction of the Collinsville Funeral Home.

LECELL MCCORKLE, JR. 
Lecell McCorkle, Jr., 77, heavy-equipment operator, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. Services were held on Feb. 1 at Floral Haven Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Gamble presiding. Interment was at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Lecell was born to Lecell McCorkle, Sr. and Maudie Cogburn. Survivors include his wife, Mabel (Johnson) McCorkle; and two children, Leroy McCorkle and LaQuita McCorkle, of Oologah.

CLAREMORE SERVICE SET TODAY FOR JAMES R. MAY 
The Oklahoma memorial service for newspaper columnist James R. May will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, November 17, 2005), at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220 N. Seminole, Claremore. Pastor Mark Burger will officiate. ABLE Commission Administrative Law Judge Luke Simms and Oologah Lake Leader Publisher John Wylie will deliver eulogies. A two-member ABLE honor guard will attend. May was an Oologah Lake Leader columnist for 19 years and twice was named Oklahoma columnist of the year. His career as a law enforcement officer and executive included positions with the Irving, Texas Police Department, the Dallas Organized Crime Task Force, the Rogers County (Okla.) Sheriff�s Department and the ABLE Commission. He also was the founder of It�s the Pits BBQ in Claremore. May died Oct. 27 in Dallas. The Texas memorial service was held Oct. 31 in Irving.

IRA EARL �BILL� MCMILLEN 
Ira Earl �Bill� McMillen 86, of Amarillo, Texas died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. McMillen was born on Feb. 14, 1919, in Grovespring, Mo. to John and Sara McMillen. He moved to Oologah in 1930, where he grew up. He moved to Amarillo in 1938, where he married Emma Richardson. Services were held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel. Survivors include three sons, Earl Lee and wife Faye, Carl Allen and wife Brenda, and Billy Raymond all of Amarillo; a step-daughter, Yvonne Richardson of Groesbeck, Texas; two sisters, Jean Woods of Pawnee and Ruby Willhite of Oologah; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Ruby Catherine Ballard 
Graveside services for Ruby Catherine Ballard of Talala will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2006 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah under the direction of Nick Reynolds Funeral Service of Collinsville. Mrs. Ballard passed away Monday, May 22, 2006 in Tulsa at the age of 62. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Bobby Ballard; a son, Mike Ballard; a daughter, Denise Speaks; two granddaughters, Cassie Speaks and Carrie Ballard; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Foley, and numerous other family members and friends.

Gladys Mae Rogers 
Funeral services for Gladys Mae Rogers, grandmother of Oologah Sonic manager Robert Rogers, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006 at the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore with Father Paul Eichhoff officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at the funeral home. Mrs. Rogers, 88, of Claremore, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006. She was born April 4, 1918 to Walter and Esther McConnell Coombs. She was a retired computer programmer. She is survived by her son, Jerry Rogers and wife Janet of the Claremore; grandchildren Chris Ross, Jeff Ross, Leighann Cordova, Roxanne Burch, Grover Rogers and Terry Rogers; seven great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Anna Sue Coombs of Bixby; three nieces, and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Earl Rogers and her brother Leo Coombs.

Jimmy Lee Sweet 
Jimmy Lee Sweet, 78, of Claremore, died Friday, May 19, 2006. He was born January 11, 1928 at Talala to Orlando and Ethel Wofford Sweet. He was the retired owner of Sweetco Sales. He leaves his wife, Faye, of the home; his children Marsha Reech and husband John of Rowlett, Texas, and Steve Sweet and wife Vicki of Claremore; his grandchildren Sandy Kane and husband Pete of Evergreen, Colo., Kasey Remy and Tom of Tulsa, and Matt Sweet and wife Amber of Claremore; great grandchildren Laci Sweet, Karis Kane, Benjamin Kane, AnnaBelle Remy, Ben Remy and Lillyanna Sweet; his brothers, Bill Sweet and Glenn Sweet, both of Talala, and his sister, JoAnn Compston, of Tulsa. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Annie Sweet and his brother Bob Sweet. Services were to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Talala with Earl Skaggs sharing words of comfort, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

Doris Thomason 
Doris Elaine (Worden) Thomason, 80, longtime resident of Oologah, died Friday, May 12, 2006, in Tulsa. She was born May 11, 1926, in Oologah, the youngest of nine children to John Burd and Mary (Roberts) Worden. She grew up in Oologah and was a graduate of Oologah High School. She spent over 20 years with Murphy Manufacturing Corporation. Family members include: daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and James Boyd of Claremore; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Gloria Thomason of Collinsville and Leonard and Kim Thomason of Oologah; eight grandchildren, Roberta Kickapoo and husband Collins of Collinsville, Dustin Lester and wife Bobbie of Talala, Dana Abshere and husband Glen of Neosho, Mo., Chad Thomason and wife Ami of Broken Arrow, Jeremy Thomason and wife Tawnya of Silver City, Heath Thomason and wife Ginger of Collinsville, Jessica Vivion and husband Shain of Pryor, and Jason Thomason of Pryor; eight great-grandchildren and one on the way; one sister; Bernice Kepler of Owasso. She was preceded in death by four sisters, infant sister Worden, Ola Mae Ferguson, Minnie Lula Lambert, and Beulah Fern Hostetter; three brothers, Charley Worden, John Wesley Worden, and Cleve Hubert Worden. Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, 2006, at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Oologah with Pastor Casey Warford officiating. Committal services and interment followed in Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

LARRY HUBERT 
Lawrence Arthur Hubert, 64, of Houston, Texas, died May 1, 2006 in Houston. Services are 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is in Fairview Cemetery, Talala, under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

EUNA MARIE WHITE 
Services for Euna Marie White will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 at First Baptist Church of Nowata. 
Euna White, 86, of Owasso, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006. She was born in Talala on Feb. 29, 1920 to James and Bertha Sweet. She lived in the Talala, Watova and Nowata areas. She is survived by her sons Bryan White and his wife Debbie of Talala and Robert White and his wife Kristen of Sedona, Arizona; daughers Arlene Lavender and her husband Dave of Meridian Idaho and Linda Latham and her husband Larry of Grove; 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Benjamin Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

ETTA VANCUREN 
Etta Elizabeth Vancuren, 96, long time resident of Oologah, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in Collinsville. She was born March 9, 1910, in Bushyhead to Ira Irvin and Rebecca Jane (Dillion) Carter. She married Theo Vancuren in 1935 and moved to Oologah. She had been an educator at Bushyhead, Sequoyah and Oologah Schools. She was a faithful member of the Oologah United Methodist Church since 1957 and an avid Mustang supporter. She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Bill Brunson of Oologah; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Ada Vancuren of Owasso; six grandchildren, Rick Brunson of Tulsa, Neal Brunson and Steve Foutch of Haskell, Keith Brunson and his wife Denise of Oologah, Brook Brunson of Oologah, Mark Vancuren and wife Sheila of Owasso and Angie and Zach Harbaugh of Owasso; 15 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; two sisters Louanna Evans of Chelsea and Dorothy Carney of Henryetta. A celebration of life was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the First Baptist Church of Oologah with Pastor Ben Williams of the Oologah United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Chelsea Cemetery in Chelsea. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Oologah United Methodist Church Building Fund, 210 South Locust, Oologah, Oklahoma 74053. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

ROY BALL 
Roy Ball, Jr. 68, of Big Cabin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006 at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee. He was born Feb. 14, 1938 in Stone, Kentucky to Roy and Edna (Trout) Ball. He was a minister and previously served at the First Christian Church in Talala. He leaves behind his wife Mary Ann (Barbarisi) Ball; two daughters Carmela Elizabeth Pyle of Oklahoma City and Debra Ann Thompson of Dallas, Texas; son James Christopher Ball of Cincinnati, Ohio; one grandchild Halley Ball; one sister Gloria Sue Lemieux of Forgan and several nieces and nephews as well as a host of loving family members and friends. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 at the New Hope Christian Church in Miami with Pastors Joe Garman and Max Adams officiating. Arrangements were made through Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita.

OKLA HOMMA BLACKMAN 
Okla Homma Blackman, 87, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Owasso. The daughter of Robert Ruben and Mary Belle (Knox) Homma was born July 30, 1918, in Leon. She grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Chilocco Indian School, Arkansas City. On Dec. 11, 1938, Okla married Hardy Blackman. They lived in California before moving to Oklahoma in 1976. Okla was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oologah. She was proud of her Choctaw heritage, and enjoyed sewing and art. Okla was listed in the Ripley�s Believe It or Not because of her name. Okla is survived by her son, Hardy Eugene �Gene� Blackman of California; sister, Audrey Beach of Claremore; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service for Okla Homma Blackman were Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. John Lay officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. View Okla�s online tribute and sign her memory book at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com.

ANN DUNN 
Ann Dunn, 54, Tulsa, passed away Monday, July 24, 2006. She was born Nov. 19, 1951 in Oklahoma City, to Glen and Ruby (Bradley) Bailey. She was a graduate of Owasso Beauty College but spent much of her life as a wife and mother. She married Greg Dunn Oct. 2, 1976 in Sand Springs. She leaves behind her husband Greg Dunn of the home; two daughters, Lisa Baily and Missy Mize and her husband Mark; four grandchildren, Lauren, Michael, Celina and Trevian; two great grandchildren, Anaya Tisdale and Donnovan Tisdale; two sisters, Sue Bennett and Doris Baily; two brothers, Keith Baily and Darrell Baily; and mother Ruby Bailey. Funeral services were held Friday, July 28, 2006 at the Glorious Church Fellowship in Collinsville with Pastor Lee Morgans and Pastor George Shafer officiating. Committal services and interment were in Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

WILLIE MAE PILKINGTON 
Willie Mae Pinkerton, 75, of Oologah, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 1, 2007 after a brave battle with cancer. She worked for many years as a rural mail carrier at the Collinsville post office. Services are at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at the Baptist Tabernacle Church in Talala with internment following at Oakhill Cemetery in Oologah. She is survived by her husband of almost 55 years, G.L. Pinkerton. Other survivors include daughter Debra Burchett of Talala, son Gary and daughter-in-law Gail Pilkington of Oologah, son Clay Pilkington of Oologah, daughter Zenda and son-in-law John Cahse of Woodward; grandchildren Dax and wife Amber Burchett, Luke Pilkington, Matt Burchett, Joe Pilkington, Tristan Todd; great grandchild Jaxson Burchett; siblings Jackie Kirk, Guy and Ester McCollum, Willis and Hope McCollum, Geraldine and Robert Hall, Beulah and Don Sullivan, Ray McCollum, Betty McCollum, Cornell and Nadine McCollum, Shelby and Karen McCollum, Billy and Sandy McCollum, Bobby and Kathy McCollum. Arrangements are being handled by Collinsville Funeral Home.

BETTY NORENE ELLIS 
Betty Norene Ellis, 78, died on Dec. 22, 2004. She was born on March 14, 1926, to Bryan Eugene and Estella Pearl Scott Hembree in Tecumseh. Betty worked many years as a Meat Wrapper for Safeway and Warehouse Market in Tulsa. In 1976 she obtained her real estate broker�s license and was an integral part of Western Real Estate in Oologah and Claremore until her retirement. Betty and her husband were both charter members of the Shelter Freewill Baptist Church of Collinsville, Oklahoma. She is survived by two daughters, Karla Diane Berry and husband, Jim, of Chelsea; and Rebecca Louise Slover and husband, John, of Oologah; two grandchildren, Sherry Lynn Arico and husband, Rick, of Claremore; and Rodney Lee Clark of Dallas, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Amana Diane Arico and Ashlee Danielle Arico of Claremore; one sister, Jeanne Little of Tulsa; three sisters-in-Iaw, Dot Hembree of Placentia, CA; Elba Lynch and Eunice Hale of Tulsa.

JAMES L. SONTAG 
James L. Sontag, 73, judge, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004. A Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30. Both were at St. Cecilia�s Catholic Church under the direction of Musgrove Merriott-Smith.

TONY RAY HORNER 
Tony Ray Horner, 43, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory. The son of Carl Junior and Norma Lee (Moree) Horner was born March 6, 1961, in Claremore. Tony was a graduate of Vinita High School. For the past seven years he worked for American Airlines in the interior shop. He is survived by his children: Dustin Horner and wife, Jessica, and Eric and Trenton all of Oologah; parents: Norma L. Horner-Clemmens and husband, George of Claremore; brother, Tracy Horner and wife, Teri of Collinsville; step-brothers and step-sister: Steve Clemmens of Claremore, Dave Clemmens and wife, Misty of Claremore, and Darla McDermed and husband, Ken of Chelsea.

Virginia Lee Pelley 
Virginia Lee Pelley, 72, died on Jan. 10, 2005, in Collinsville. Virginia was born on July 23, 1932, in Petersburg, Virginia, to Raymond George Harvey and Virginia Rose (Corning) Harvey. She moved to the Oologah area in 1971. Virginia worked for the Mustang Caf� from 1980 to 1992. Survivors include three sisters: Peggy Sue Jackson-Upton, of Colonial Heights, VA, Betty Ann Strack of Saranac, NY, and Shirley Louise Calloway of Long Beach, CA; two brothers: John Wayne Harvey of Hopewell, VA, and Jack Allen Harvey of Capron, VA. The service for Virginia was at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Oologah. Reverend Ronny Hardage officiated. Burial was Friday at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of the Oologah Funeral Home.

Letha May Haynes Finfrock 
Letha May Haynes Finfrock, 91, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. Born in Stone County, Arkansas on Dec. 5, 1913 to Walter and Dessie Poff Lancaster, Letha moved to Stratford, Oklahoma as a young woman. She married Orval E. Haynes. The couple made their home in Rogers County in 1942. Letha came to be known as the �Basketball Mom,� always ready with needle and thread to repair uniforms and cheer on her girls� teams. On Feb. 24, 1970, Mr. Haynes passed away. In 1972 she married Howard Finfrock and they continued to reside in Oologah when not traveling. Eight years after Mr. Finfrock�s passing in 1982 Letha moved to Montana to be near her daughter, Barbara. In recent years, Letha made her home at the Frances Streitel Senior Care Center in Collinsville. Letha is survived by her daughters, Barbara Huber and her husband, Jack, of Polson, Montana; Maxine Rowden and her husband, David; and Anita Jackson and her husband, Leonard, all of Oologah; her stepson Wayne Finfrock of Grand Lake; grandchildren, Wayne Sitton, Glenda Messimore, Ronnie Huber, Carla Strong, Roger Sitton, Teresa Huber and Danny Jackson; 17 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren; her siblings, Jennie Bradshaw of Lebanon, Oregon, Clara Womack of Norman, Oklahoma, Catherine Peery and her husband, Dean, of Laddonia, Missouri, John R. Lancaster of Killeen, Texas, Geneva Watkins and her husband, Lloyd, of Claremore, and Dalton Lancaster, Mexico. Services for Letha May Haynes Finfrock were 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Talala.

HELEN ADAMS CARR 
Helen Louise Adams Carr, 86, passed away in her sleep last Sunday morning after a prolonged illness. Helen was born in Ozona, Texas to William (Bill) Minicke and Luther Bernard (L.B.) Adams Aug. 2, 1918, one of five children. Helen�s younger sister, Florene, is still living in San Antonio, Texas. Helen lived the last 2-� years with her daughter and son-in-law, Coni and Lance Houghtling, on their ranch just north of Talala. Active until the last six months, Helen enjoyed people in Claremore, Talala, and Oologah, where she attended Oologah United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Oologah United Methodist Church, Pastor Ben Williams officiating.

LETHA (HAYNES) FINFROCK 
Services for Letha Finfrock will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Rice Funeral Home in Claremore. Graveside service will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Talala.

PATRICIA ANN LEWIS 
Patrician Ann Lewis, 63, of Chelsea, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at Claremore Indian Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Miami. Patricia grew up in Tulsa, and graduated from Central High School. On March 11, 1994, she married Douglas Russell Lewis in Gravit, AR. They have made their home in Chelsea and she was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Douglas of the home; children Lisa Collins and husband Paul of Oologah, Vicki Lahocki and husband, David of Chelsea, Brian Goodman of Claremore, and Wendyl Goodman and wife Cindy of Claremore; grandchildren Becky, Steven, April, Jessica, Nicole, Leeanna, Blake, Joshua, Tony, and Zachary; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Shiloh. A memorial service for Patricia was to be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Church of Christ in Chelsea. Arrangements were made through the Chelsea Funeral Home and Crematory.

VONDA LEA HILL 
Lifelong Oologah resident Vonda Lea Hill, 65, died Jan. 6, 2005. Violet was born on August 23, 1939, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Willis and Violet Mae (Earnshaw) Drumm. She was a retired nurse and a member of Collinsville Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons: Jeff Hill of Oologah, Jason Hill and Jamie Hill, both of Joplin, MO; two step-sons: John Hill and Jack Hill, both of Tulsa; four daughters: Peggy Summers of Oologah; Sally Hill of Purcell; Betty Forbes of Oologah; and Barbara Nelson of Grove; two brothers: Bill Seabolt and Marvin Seabolt, both of Ramona; three sisters: Lillian Workman of Ramona; Teresa Trissler of Texas; Joy Lucas of Ramona; eighteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Church of Christ in Collinsville, with Carl Harris officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Oologah Funeral Home.

WILLIAM LEWIS BELL 
William Lewis Bell, 78, passed away on Jan. 4, 2005. Bell was born on Sept. 17, 1926, in Owasso. He was a longtime lineman for Verdigris Valley Electric. His parents were Corbin and Christine Bell. Bell is survived by his wife, Donita, of the home in Oologah; two sons, Lt. Commander William L. Bell of Virginia, and Freddy Bell of Collinsville; one sister, Eileen Coe of Collinsville; sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Baptist Tabernacle in Collinsville with interment in the Fairview Cemetery in Owasso. Military graveside rites were by Collinsville V.F.W. Services were under the direction of Nick Reynolds Funeral Home in Collinsville.

BETTY NORENE ELLIS 
Betty Norene Ellis, 78, died on Dec. 22, 2004. She was born on March 14, 1926, to Bryan Eugene and Estella Pearl Scott Hembree in Tecumseh. Betty worked many years as a Meat Wrapper for Safeway and Warehouse Market in Tulsa. In 1976 she obtained her real estate broker�s license and was an integral part of Western Real Estate in Oologah and Claremore until her retirement. Betty and her husband were both charter members of the Shelter Freewill Baptist Church of Collinsville, Oklahoma. She is survived by two daughters, Karla Diane Berry and husband, Jim, of Chelsea; and Rebecca Louise Slover and husband, John, of Oologah; two grandchildren, Sherry Lynn Arico and husband, Rick, of Claremore; and Rodney Lee Clark of Dallas, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Amana Diane Arico and Ashlee Danielle Arico of Claremore; one sister, Jeanne Little of Tulsa; three sisters-in-Iaw, Dot Hembree of Placentia, CA; Elba Lynch and Eunice Hale of Tulsa.

JAMES L. SONTAG 
James L. Sontag, 73, judge, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004. A Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30. Both were at St. Cecilia�s Catholic Church under the direction of Musgrove Merriott-Smith.

TONY RAY HORNER 
Tony Ray Horner, 43, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory. The son of Carl Junior and Norma Lee (Moree) Horner was born March 6, 1961, in Claremore. Tony was a graduate of Vinita High School. For the past seven years he worked for American Airlines in the interior shop. He is survived by his children: Dustin Horner and wife, Jessica, and Eric and Trenton all of Oologah; parents: Norma L. Horner-Clemmens and husband, George of Claremore; brother, Tracy Horner and wife, Teri of Collinsville; step-brothers and step-sister: Steve Clemmens of Claremore, Dave Clemmens and wife, Misty of Claremore, and Darla McDermed and husband, Ken of Chelsea.

Peggy Blunt 
Peggy Karen Blunt, 57, of Owasso, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. She was born June 27, 1950 in Tulsa to George Allen and Marcia Elizabeth 'Betty' (Hayhurst) Garrett. She graduated from Owasso High School and earned her master's degree in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. Peggy was an instructor at Tulsa Technology Center and was previous part-owner in Black Jaxx. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; two sons, Robert Brown and his wife Angela, and Dustin Blunt, all of Owasso; two step-daughters, Kristi Murphy and Renee Navarro, all of Broken Arrow; 11 grandchildren, Alexis and Eric Brown, Austin, Dallas and Jordan Blunt, Chris and Ashley Cox, Kim and Randy Gilliland, Brittney Powers and Candy Puente; four great grandchildren, Jaxton, Jaden, Braden and Malick; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Claudia Garrett, of Tulsa; one sister, Pamela Elliott, of Tulsa; nieces, Ronda Hatton, of San Diego, CA., Misty Elliott Brown, of Owasso and Kim Johnson, of Tulsa, and step-mother, Dr. Harriett Sherrill, of Owasso. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at The River Church in Owasso with Pastor Bill Bush officiating; burial in Sandridge Cemetery near Owasso under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Lloyd Odell Capps 
Lloyd Odell Capps, 90, of Claremore, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at the VA Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Tahlequah. He served in the Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Capps Boat Sales near Oologah Lake. He had also patented several inventions. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a daughter, Cynthia 'Tootsie' Masten and husband Bobby of Claremore; eight step-children; two grandsons, Ricci Partridge and wife Brenda, and Lloyd Bridges and wife Kimberly; nine great grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 5, at Westwood United Pentecostal Church. Graveside services were in Park Hill Cemetery in Tahlequah.

John Russell (Rusty) Doshier 
Services for John Russell (Rusty) Doshier will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Claremore. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday at the Oologah Funeral Home. Rusty was the son of Sylvia Maxine (Baldwin) Doshier and the late John Doshier of Oologah. He was born on Feb. 25, 1956 and died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 in rural Montana. Rusty's work took him to many interesting places. He had installed dialysis clinics in China and in many areas of the United States. Another assignment took him to Singapore to install CAT scanning equipment. Rusty is survived by his mother, Maxine, step-daughter Molly Redyke of Broken Arrow, step-grandson, Parker of Broken Arrow, sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Johnny Bussey of Oologah, nephews Andrew Bussey and wife Katie of Oologah and Spencer Bussey of Evanston, Wyoming.

DORTHA LEE MARTIN 
Dortha Lee Martin passed away on Feb. 24, 2005 in Tulsa. She was born on March 3, 1911, in Craig County, Missouri. Dortha had been a resident of the Talala/Oologah area since 1927. She was also the oldest member of the Rabbs Creek Southern Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, March 1, at the Rabbs Creek Southern Baptist Church in Oologah, with Rev. Bryan Keeth officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Collinsville Funeral Home.

JIM HANNER 
James Lee "Jim" Hanner, 69, longtime resident of Owasso, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005. He earned his bachelor�s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He was married Sept. 5, 1958, at Perry to Janie Lou Gregg. He served with the United States Air Force. He obtained a degree in meteorology from Penn State University while serving in the Air Force. After his discharge, he worked for the Carbon Black Plant where he developed a loading system for which he held the patent. He had worked for Skelly Oil and Gas then worked for Foxboro as a regional sales manager. Family members include: his wife of 46 years, Janie, of the home; four children: Joy Wadsworth, of Owasso, Jim Hanner, Jr. and his wife Robin, of Owasso, Gregg Hanner and his wife Janell, of Tulsa, Jan Buehler and her husband Shon, of Oologah, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: Jeremy Rosenquist, Josh Buehler, Shannon Wadsworth, Matthew Wadsworth, Trey Hanner, Joel Hanner, Jessica Hanner; two sisters: Joyce Eubanks and her husband Lorell, Joann Shafer; one brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Saundra Hanner, all of Sand Springs. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the First Baptist Church in Owasso with Pastor Bill Eubanks officiating. Interment followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.

Velma Jean Alberts 
Date of Service: Tuesday, August 5, 2003 
Location of Service: Cremation 
Velma Jean Alberts died Sun., August 3, 2003, at the Inola Health Care Center at the age of 93. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home.

The daughter of Angus and Clara Mae (Newland) Bethune was born March 6, 1909, in Waverly, KS. The family moved to California when Velma was a year old. They lived in several cities and she attended school in the Bay area. Velma married Charles Edward Alberts and they made their home in Santa Barbara. Velma worked as a bookkeeper in various jobs in the L.A. area. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.

Velma is preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Merle, Ruth, and Grace.

She is survived by her children: David Charles Alberts and wife, Sally of Monument, CO, and Karen Holland and husband, Gerald of Inola; sister, Kathryn Conliffe of Keno, OR; 4 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Kathleen M. Arnold 
Date of Service: 2 PM Tuesday, August 12, 2003 
Location of Service: First Assembly of God, Beggs 
Location of Burial: Honey Creek Cemetery, Wilson 
Viewing Information: Monday, 1-5 p.m., at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith, Claremore 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Green Country, 1005 W. Archer Dr., Claremore, OK 74017. 
Funeral service for Kathleen Arnold will be 2 p.m., Tues., Aug. 12, at First Assembly of God, Beggs, with Revs. Bill Storie and L.D. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Honey Creek Cemetery, Wilson, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore.

Kathleen died Fri., Aug. 8, at Wood Manor Nursing Home, Claremore, at the age of 77.

The daughter of Leonard and Doris (Coombs) Turton was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Bromsgrove, England. Kathleen married Lewis Franklin Arnold in May of 1945 in Bromsgrove, and shortly thereafter made their home in Oklahoma. For the last 25 years Kathleen resided in Beggs. She was an active member of Beggs First Assembly of God. Kathleen had served as president of women�s ministries within the church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; and her parents.

Kathleen is survived by her sons: Stewart Arnold and wife, Ann of Claremore, and Robert Arnold and wife, Sue of Watts; grandchildren: Megan and Patrick Arnold both of Claremore, and Tim Arnold of Catoosa; and great-grandchildren: Cody Arnold of Claremore, and Lillie Arnold of Catoosa.

T.A. Applegate 
Date of Service: 11 AM Friday, August 1, 2003 
Location of Service: Assembly of God
Location of Burial: Highland Cemetery 
Viewing Information: 1-8 p.m., Thurs., July 31, 2003 
Services for T.A. Applegate will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Assembly of God Church in Inola with Pastor Charles Whitekiller officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home. 
T.A. passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at his home in Inola at the age of 58 
The son of Eddie and Hazel Holt Applegate was born October 10, 1944 in Wagoner. He attended Wagoner and Inola Schools. As a young man T.A traveled to California where he worked picking peaches. While working in California he met Julia Ann Ory. They were married June 18, 1966 in Hughson, California. Shortly after their marriage They moved back to Inola. Once back home he began working as a muscle diver. He dove in area lakes and streams and sold his catch to area buyers. In his spare time T.A. loved to spend time in the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were his two favorite pastimes. 
He is preceded in death by his parents. 
Survivors include his wife Ann of the Home; daughter, Tonya Cox and her husband Steven of Inola; sons, Johnny Applegate of Inola, and Thomas and wife Sandy Applegate of Wagoner; grandchildren, Holly and Ethan Cox, Tommy, Amanda, Aaron, and Jeremy Applegate and T.J. Cobb; brothers, Tommy and Edward Applegate of Inola, Jimmy of Modesto, and Harry Applegate of Wagoner, and sisters, Linda Luster of Inola and Stella Whitten of Catoosa.

Fay Aileen Akin 
Date of Service: 2:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2007 
Location of Service: Graveside 
Location of Burial: Oakhaven Memorial Gardens 
Graveside service for Fay Akin will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Pastor Todd Bergman will officiate. Services are under the direction of the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

Fay A. Akin passed away Thursday February 15, 2007 in Claremore at the age of 79.

The daughter of Everett F. and Virgie Kidwell Dunn was born August 17, 1927 in Versailles, Missouri. As a young girl she moved to Knobknoster. There she attended and graduated from Knobknoster High School. After graduation she moved to Kansas City, where she began working. On a trip back to her hometown of Versailles, she became reacquainted with Maynard �Fritz� Akin. Once married they lived in Belleville, Illinois. As a military wife they moved to several areas. While living in the Washington DC area she began working in real estate. This would eventually lead to her opening her own real estate firm in Kansas City. After several years in Kansas City she and Fritz moved back home to Versailles, before moving to Claremore to be near there daughter a few years ago. She was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church in Versailles. Her family was a charter member there. Her hobbies include reading, working crossword puzzles, and visiting with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Wendell and Ben Dunn.

Survivors include her husband Fritz of the home; daughter, Terry (Trujillo) Carter and husband Wayne of Claremore; granddaughter, Tiffany (Trujillo) Mann and husband Daniel of Owasso; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Isaac Mann of Owasso; brother, Gary Dunn and wife Marilyn of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, Norman Akin of Versailles, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.

Judith Ann Appelman 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2006 
Location of Service: Foyil Baptist Church 
Location of Burial: Snider Cemetery 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wed. 1-8 p.m. 
Services for Judith Ann Appelman will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16. 2006 at Foyil Baptist Church. Pastor Mike Clark will officiate. Burial will follow in Snyder�s Cemetery under the direction of the Chelsea Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be held Wednesday until 8:00 p.m. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m.

The daughter of Raymond �Guy� and Lora Bryan Rutledge was born August 22, 1946 in Yuma, Arizona. As a young girl she lived a short time in Arizona, before moving to California. She attended school in San Diego and was a member of the graduating class of 1964. After graduation she spent her time between California, and Arizona. In the late 1960 she moved to Oklahoma. She began working in finance, She was employed by companies such as CFS where she was department leader, NCO formerly CRW where she was collections manager. In 1987 she moved to Chelsea. There she became active in her community making lots of Chelsea bears, and giving them to people in the area. Her hobbies also included spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, and playing with her dogs checkers, and Lilly.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lora Bryan and nephew Terry Campbell.

Survivors include her parents Guy Rutledge and Sylvia; sister, Myrna Campbell; children, Kim Miller and husband Eddie of Chelsea, Tandra Barnes and husband Sam of Foyil, Che� Morris and wife Lora Jean of Owasso, and Lora Morris of Chelsea; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kyle and Nathan Miller of Chelsea, Alexandra and Samantha Barnes of Foyil, and Kira and Keaton Morris of Owasso; sister, Anita Ratliff, niece, Sissy Rico; great nephews, Matt and Sean; special friends, Debbie, Josh, and Jenny Temple of Chelsea, and dog, Lilly.

Annie Faye Alba 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007 
Location of Service: Oologah Assembly of God
Memorial service for Annie Faye Alba will be 2 p.m., Fri., June 22, at Oologah Assembly of God with Rev. Kent Jensen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory.

Annie died Fri., June 15, 2007, at her home at the age of 67.

The daughter of Bay Orvan and Fannie Lee (Dennis) Beene was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Springhill, LA. Annie made her home in Oologah. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion Post 141 Auxilliary, Claremore.

Annie is survived by her children: Aluandra Cobb and husband, Gerald, and Ricky Thayer all of Claremore; grandchildren: Christopher Baldwin of Kentucky, Nicholas Baldwin of Virginia, and Danielle and Brittany Thayer of Maine; and great-grandsons: Austin, Corbin, and Kaleb Baldwin of Virginia, and Max Baldwin of Kentucky.

Mary Jean Avery
Date of Service: 11 AM Wednesday, December 17, 2003 
Location of Service: Trinity Baptist Church, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Cremation-Leach, OK 
Viewing Information: 1-8 p.m., Wed., Dec. 17, 2003 
Ultimate Tribute: 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to Willieo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, Inola, OK 74036. 
Comments: Funeral service for Mary Jean Avery will be 11 a.m., Wed., at Trinity Baptist Church, Claremore, with Rev. Phil Dark officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues., 1-8 p.m.

Mary died Sat., Dec. 13, at Inola Health Care Center at the age of 83.

The daughter of Jim R. and Jasey E. Smith was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Leach. She attended Lowery schools. Mary married James W. Avery and they moved to the Verdigris area in 1950. James pastored many churches in the Claremore area including an Indian Mission Church, Hilldale Baptist, and Willieo Baptist. Mary was a devoted pastor�s wife, and played the piano at most of the churches her husband pastored. She was currently a member of Willieo Baptist Church. Mary loved to fish, and pick mushrooms and wild onions. She was a quilter, loved to sew, and enjoyed going to garage sales.

Mary is survived by her son, James D. Avery and wife, Cheryl; daughter-in-law, Chaya Avery; sister, Dana Terry and husband, Jim; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 5 nieces.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James; son, Lloyd Dale Avery; and infant sister, Wilma Avery.

Christine Anderson 
Date of Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2003 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Oakhaven Memorial Gardens in Claremore 
Viewing Information: Tuesday, November 11, 1 PM until 8 PM 
Services for Verdigris resident Christine Anderson will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Chapel in Claremore. Rev. J. R. Sumter, pastor of the New Life Tabernacle, will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. A reception will follow immediately following the services at the homeplace.

Christine was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 7, 2003. She was 69.

She was born on Silk Stocking Road in Verdigris, Oklahoma on December 17, 1933, the daughter of Barty and Edith Miller Holman. Christine was reared and educated in Verdigris and graduated from Catoosa High School in 1951. She married Air Force Ssgt. Richard Elwood Swinney in 1951. Richard died while in the airforce in 1956. In 1958 she married Andy Anderson in Claremore.

Christine received her nursing degree and began work at St. Johns Hospital in O.B. delivery. She was a member of the New Life Tabernacle Church in Chelsea. She spent many years of her life in nursing, serving on church boards, Verdigris School reunion committees, and organizing family holiday events. She was a founding member of the Rogers County Appaloosa Horse Club, raising horses and cattle on a ranch on Hwy 66 in Verdigris, and recently ran the A & A Equipment Company with her husband Andy. She loved children, plants, gardening, bowling, bird watching, and raising animals. She was called �mom� by many, and her passing has left her family with many memories. She will be greatly missed.

Christine is preceded in death by her parents, Barty and Edith Holman; brother, Mathew Holman, husband Richard E. Swinney, and step-mother Fanny Gourd.

Family members surviving are her husband of 30 years, Andy Anderson of Verdigris; siblings, Mary Ann Wolf and husband John of Claremore, Jerry Wayne Holman and wife Nancy of Claremore, Joy Ann Milehan of Chandler, and Glenda Jean Thompson of Arlington, TX; sons, Richard Elwood Swinney II and wife Jerri of Claremore, David Lee Swinney of Claremore, Donald Eugene Swinney of Verdigris, John Wayne Anderson of Stillwater, Bob Leon Anderson and wife Debbie of Claremore; granddaughter and great-grandson that Christine raised Shannon Dawn Swinney and Mathew Austin Simpson; and 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frank Ferguson Alioto 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007 
Location of Service: Graveside 
Location of Burial: Ward's Grove Cemetery 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wed. 1-5 p.m. 
Graveside service for Frank Alioto will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Wards Grove Cemetery; under the direction of the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

Mr. Alioto passed away Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Southcrest Hospital at the age of 56.

The son of Frank and Mable Traylor Alioto was born November 21, 1950 in Houston, Texas. As a young boy he and his family moved to California. There he attended California Public Schools. He then began working as a baker in several area bakery�s. In his spare time he enjoyed deep sea fishing, and surfing. In 1984 he moved to Oklahoma to be near his family. He worked a short time for Ann�s Bakery in Tulsa, before starting to work at the Claremore Veterans Center. His hobbies included fishing and watching NASCAR on TV.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his brothers, George Wood and wife Charlotte of Broken Arrow, and Richard Wood and and wife Joy of Sand Springs, and sister, Cathy Gibson and husband John, and numerous nieces nephews and cousins.

Randall Lee Tillock 
Date of Service: 11 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2003 
Location of Service: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore 
Viewing Information: 1-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2003, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore 
Family Request for:

Comments: Funeral service for Randall Lee Tillock will be 11 a.m., Wed., Oct. 29, at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Kory Boster officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues. 1-8 p.m.

Randall died Fri., Oct. 24, 2003, at Claremore Indian Hospital at the age of 40.

The son of Bert Frederick and Helen Sue (Barry) Tillock was born September 5, 1963, in Claremore. As a child, he was in Boy Scouts. He graduated from Claremore High School and attended Rogers State University. On March 12, 1988, Randall married Helen Elaine Coffman in Foyil, where they have made their home. Randall was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Cherokee Tribe. He enjoyed fishing with his children, gardening, wooodworking, camping, reading, and playing his flute. Randall sold his crafts at Pow wow�s for 6 years.

Randall was preceded in death by his grandparents: Ethel Francis (Barry) Tate, and Albert Lee �Jack� Barry; uncle, John Samuel �Jack� Barry; and aunts: Mable Gene Gabberd and Terry Fifer.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, and children: Rebecca, Christopher, and Jennifer Tillock all of the home; parents: Bert and Helen Sue Tillock of Claremore; brothers: Darrall Tillock and wife, Cindy of Broussard, LA, Jerry Tillock and wife, Terry of Catoosa, and Kevin Tillock and wife, Jennifer of Moore; and nieces and nephews: Cindy Rose and Darrall Tillock, Jr. of Broussard, LA, and Kara and Timothy Tillock of Catoosa; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Young and husband, Earl Wayne of Foyil.

Augusta Aleshire
Date of Service: 1 PM Wednesday, June 30, 2004 
Location of Service: First Baptist Church, Chelsea 
Location of Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa 
Funeral service for Augusta Maureen (Snider) Aleshire will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Gerald Biswell officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of Chelsea Funeral Home and Crematory.

One of fourteen children of William �Bill� and Mary Elizabeth (Locke) Snider, Augusta was born December 30, 1904, in Freemont, Missouri. She passed from this life on Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Claremore Regional Hospital, at the age of 99. Mrs. Aleshire had been a Chelsea resident since 1974.

As a child, Augusta moved from Missouri to Arkansas in a covered wagon, and in 1919, traveled by train to Tulsa with her family, where her father was an iron worker. On December 28, 1921, Augusta and William Harley Aleshire were married . A talented homemaker who loved playing cards and dressing up in her costume jewelry , Augusta lived alone and did all her own cooking , gardening, and driving until her death. An avid Bible reader, she had just finished reading the entire Bible through. She especially loved her Fidelis Sunday School class at First Baptist Church.

Augusta was preceded in death by her parents, twelve siblings, her husband, and two children, Imogene Aleshire Ishmael and Floyd Glen Aleshire.

She is survived by one sister, Ida Donohew of Tulsa, one granddaughter, Phyllis McIlroy of Arlington, VA, two great-grandchildren: Heather Cook-Whaley of Irving, TX, and Javan McIlroy of Dallas, TX, niece Joan and husband J.L. Harrell of Chelsea, and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Victoria B. Abromitis 
Date of Service: 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2004 
Location of Service: Vermulen Funeral Home, Plymouth, MI 
Victoria Barbara �Vicki� Abromitis was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Detroit, MI. On Jan. 4, 1944, Vicki married Edmund Edward Abromitis in St. John Nepomucene, Detroit, MI. She resided in Taylor, MI, until moving to Claremore 5-1/2 years ago to be with her daughter, Adrienne.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; parents, Anthoni and Veronica (Cupel) Krasuski; and 5 siblings.

Vicki is survived by her daughters, Adrienne Gripado and husband, Carlos of Claremore, Kathleen Konczal and husband, Bruce of Livonia, MI; grandchildren: Karlos and wife, Jennifer of Verdigris, Gina, Aprill, and Robin Gripado of Oklahoma, Erik Konczal and wife, Katherine of West Palm Beach, FL, and Adrianne Konczal of Livonia, MI; and great-grandchildren: Adam, Kayla, and Kirsten Konczal of West Palm Beach, FL, and Romney and Tia Gripado of Verdigris.

Francisco Louis "Frank" Hernandez 
Date of Service: 11 a.m.Thursday, January 24, 2008 
Location of Service: St. Cecilia's Catholic Church 
Location of Burial: Lone Elm Cemetery 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wed. 1-7 p.m. 
Mass of Christian Burial for Francisco Louis �Frank� Hernandez will be 11 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 24, at St. Cecilia�s Catholic Church with Father Daniel Perlinski officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. A rosary service will be held 7 p.m., Wed., at the funeral home.

Frank died Mon., Jan. 21, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 88.

The son of Luis Beyette and Juana Hernandez was born on Oct. 10, 1919, in Laredo, TX, where he was raised and attended high school. Frank served in the U.S. Army in World War II and Korea. On Feb. 24, 1945, while on leave, he married Estela Valdez. They lived in Laredo, TX, until 1959 when they moved to Tulsa. In 1979, they moved to Claremore, OK. Frank worked as an electrical engineer for North American Aviation, Systems Engineering, and Furlow and Associates retiring in 1993. Frank then went to work with Wal-mart in Claremore in 1998 until 2005. He enjoyed working in the yard and tinkering with guns. Frank has been a member of St. Cecilia�s Catholic Church since July 1979.

He is survived by his sons: Frank L. Hernandez and wife, Lynn of Carrollton, TX, and Elmo G. Hernandez of League City, TX; grandchildren: Dr. Brian N. Hernandez of San Antonio, TX, and Karen M. Hernandez of Carrollton, TX; and extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Estela; parents; brothers, Tomas H. Vela and Eddie Beyette; and sister, Anita Acevedo.

Rev. Eakle Peyton Allen, Jr. 
Date of Service: 3 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007 
Location of Service: Inola United Methodist Church 
Location of Burial: Kansas 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children's Fund. 
Funeral service for Rev. Eakle P. Allen, Jr., age 80 will be 3 pm Saturday Oct. 13, 2007 at the Inola United Methodist Church under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Eakle died Tues., Oct. 9, 2007, at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, at the age of 80.

The son of Eakle P. and Olive F. (Thompson) Allen was born on Jan. 6, 1927, in Florence, CO. He married Barbara W. Castleberry on Aug. 8, 1948 in Atlanta, KS, after serving in the Navy during WWII. She preceded him in death in June of this year. Prior to the ministry Eakle was a teacher, basketball coach, and worked for Boeing Aircraft for 18 years. He was active in the Lions Club, an amateur Ham Radio Operator, the American Legion, DAV and scouting. He was scout master in Braman, OK, Rose Hill Methodist Church, Tulsa, and restarted a troop in Inola, OK.

Eakle was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara; daughter, Venice Fischer; and sisters: Virginia Groom and Dorothy B. Allen.

His survivors include sons: Michael Allen and wife, Tawanda, Kenneth Allen and wife, Tilitha, Robert Allen, Roger Allen, Jack Allen and wife, Linda, and Steven Allen and wife, Debbie; son-in-law, Charles Fischer; brother, Harold Allen; sister, Marjorie Sullivan; grandchildren: Michael Allen, Jr. and wife, Tabitha, Stacy Boyd and husband, Jeb, Jason Allen and wife, Kari, Anthony Allen and wife, Alexion, Danny Allen and wife, Shawna, Melanie McClain, Jeremy Allen and wife, Rebekah, Mandy Garcia and husband, Pedro, Serena Straka and husband, Ben, Toby Fischer, Joshua Allen, Jeff Long, and Marty Long; and great-grandchildren: Kruize McClain, Korienna McClain, Kiara McClain, Angelica McClain, Kristian McClain, Kaleb Allen-Garcia, Kieshia Allen-Garcia, MaLeaha Allen-Garcia, Bentura Allen-Garcia, Gabriel Allen, Danielle Allen, Angelisa Allen, Dylan Allen, Marissa Allen, Alana Allen, Anthony Allen, Jr., Ashtin Allen, Hanna Boyd, Grant Allen, Austin Allen, Alex Allen, Eli Allen, and Ashlyn Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children�s Fund.

Nellie Lorine Bryson Allen 
Date of Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2007 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa 
Memorial service for Nellie �Lorine� Allen will be 10 a.m., Sat., Aug. 25, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. David Ray Newlun officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lorine died Thurs., Aug. 16, 2007, at Claremore Regional Hospital at the age of 92.

The daughter of Sam Alonso and Dora Victoria (Cotton) Bryson was born Dec. 13, 1914, in Decatur, AR. Lorine was married to William Lester Newlun from 1931-36. In 1942, Lorine married Jess Allen in Tulsa. They made their home in Tulsa, and she has lived the past 14 years in Claremore. She was a champion rivetor with Douglas Aircraft during World War II, and worked in manufacturing electronics most of her working life. Lorine retired from Davis Oil Field Equipment in 1975.

Lorine is survived by her sons: Donald Ray Newlun and wife, Barbara of Edmond, and Gene Newlun and wife, Dee Ann of Claremore; brother, Sam Lon Bryson, Jr. and wife, Esther of Collinsville; grandchildren: David R. Newlun, Micheal Newlun, Star Fernetta Newlun, Philip Gene Newlun, Rhonda E. Campbell, Kevin M. Newlun, and Joe Don Newlun; 16 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; half-sisters: Lonetta Bryson Davis and Janice Bryson Walker both of Arkansas; step-sister, Reba Hill of Arkansas; and niece, Pamela Sue Pilgrim and husband, Stanley of Rogers County.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sisters that died in infancy: Henryetta and Vera Claudine.

Barbara Willidene Allen 
Date of Service: 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2007 
Location of Service: Inola United Methodist Church 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the Inola Funeral Home Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.
Memorial service for Barbara Willidene Allen will be 3 p.m., Sun., July 1, at the Inola United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Hay officiating. Visitation will be held at the Inola Funeral Home Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.

Barbara died Thurs., June 28, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 74.

The daughter of Albert Denver and Grace Elizabeth (Speck) Castleberry was born July 27, 1932, in Oologah. Barbara attended Dieterle School in Inola. As a young adult Barbara moved to Kansas where she met Eckel Allen. They were married August 8, 1948, in Atlanta, KS. They made their home in Kansas before moving to Oklahoma in 1958. Eckel and Barbara began a ministry in 1974, and in 1994 moved to Inola. Barbara was a past local president of the United Methodist Women, and was the current district president. Barbara enjoyed making arts and crafts.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Venice Fischer; siblings: Floyd Castleberry, Linda Rogers, Betty Lee, Irene Honeycutt, Ruby Molder, Elva Neely, Oscar Molder, Cecil Molder, David Molder, Wilbur Molder, and Virgil Castleberry; and step-mother, Inola Castleberry.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Eckel; children: Michael Allen and wife, Tawanda, Kenneth Allen and wife, Talitha, Venice Fischer and husband, Charles, Robert Allen, Roger Allen, Jack Allen and wife, Linda, and Steven Allen and wife, Debbie; grandchildren: Michael Allen, Jr. and wife, Tabitha, Stacy Boyd and husband, Jeb, Jason Allen and wife, Kari,Anthony Allen and wife, Alexion, Danny Allen and wife, Shawna, Melanie McClain, Jeremy Allen and wife, Rebekah, Mandy Garcia and husband, Pedro, Serena Straka and husband, Ben, Toby Fischer, Joshua Allen, Jeff Long, and Marty Long; great-grandchildren: Kruize McClain, Korienna McClain, Kiara McClain, Angelica McClain, Kristian McClain, Kaleb Allen-Garcia, Kieshia Allen-Garcia, MaLeaha Allen-Garcia, Bentura Allen-Garcia, Gabriel Allen, Danielle Allen, Angelisa Allen, Dylan Allen, Marissa Allen, Alana Allen, Anthony Allen, Jr., Ashtin Allen, Hanna Boyd, Grant Allen, Austin Allen, Alex Allen, Eli Allen, and Ashlyn Allen; and siblings: John Castleberry, Albert Castleberry, Jr., Lloyd Castleberry, Ray Castleberry, Mary Jo Thornberg, and Alberta McGuire.

Jack E. Gordon, Sr. 
Date of Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2004 
Location of Service: First Christian Church, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to Foyil School, P. O. Box 49, Foyil, OK 74031. 
Jack Elliott (Tod) Gordon, who practiced law in his native Claremore more than five decades, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004. 
A memorial service, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, where he had been an elder and deacon. 
Born January 1, 1917 in the family home on the corner of 4th and Seminole, he was delivered by his father, Minor Henry Gordon, one of Claremore�s earliest physicians. His mother was Pearl Elliott, a registered nurse his father met working at a hospital in Missouri. 
Growing up on the eastern edge of Claremore, he rode his pony to Hiawatha Elementary School. He graduated from Claremore High School and earned a law degree at the University of Arkansas. His father died before he went to college and he and his older brother, Minor, who earned his degree in medicine at the University of Arkansas, made their college money doing custom harvesting with two stead powered threshing machines. 
Gordon was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1940. His first job was assistant district attorney for the late Judge H. P. Daugherty. 
He joined the Army in 1941 and was commissioned as a captain after completion of Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. He deployed to Europe with the 77th Division (the Lightning Division) in 1943, serving in the Division Headquarters as the Assistant G-3. That Division was involved in heavy fighting in France and Germany until VE-Day in 1945. 
He was married May 29, 1942 to the former Janelle Stallings, who died in 1994. 
After the war, he returned to Claremore and began practicing law. He and G. Raymond Bassmann formed a partnership. In 1976, he and his son, Jack Jr., formed Gordon & Gordon, where he remained a partner until his death. 
Gordon was active in the Bar Association, serving on the Board of Governors. 
He was the original chairman of the Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority board, housing subdivision developer and developed Verdigris Industrial Park. He originated a Foyil School Entrepreneur Program. 
The brothers Gordon inherited not only their father�s imposing stature, but his compassion for the Claremore community and its people and love of the land. He traveled the world fishing. 
Jack was also preceded in death by his brother, M.E. Gordon, M.D. 
Survivors are four sons, Jack Jr. and his wife Elise of Claremore, Mike and his wife Needra of Broken Arrow, Todd of Boston, Mass., and P.S. (Pat) of New York City; grandchildren, Casey Gordon Gaudet and her husband Derek, of Frisco, Texas, Jacob Gordon and his wife Amy of Claremore, Stephanie Brasel and her husband Ben of Broken Arrow, Melissa Kindt and her husband Alan of Stillwater, and Emily Gordon and her fiancee Mike Ferrell of Winston Salem, N.C.; sister-in-law Terry Stallings and her sons, Jack of Claremore and David of Tulsa and Minor�s sons, Minor William of Claremore and Elliott of Tulsa; and five great-grandchildren.

Kenneth "K.D." Anderson 
Date of Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2004 
Location of Service: Chelsea Funeral Home Chapel 
Location of Burial: Chelsea Cemetery 
Family Request for: Memorials may be made to the OMA Museum Endowment in Memory of K.D. Anderson at RSU Foundation Office of Development, 1701 West Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017-3252. 
Memorial service for Kenneth D. �K.D.� Anderson will be held at the Chelsea Funeral Home 1:00 p.m Wednesday, August 25, 2004.

Mr. Anderson passed away Sunday, August 22, 2004 at the Colonial Care Center in Chelsea at the age of 71.

The son of Kenneth Anderson and Clara Hurst Edmondson was born April 3, 1933 in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was raised in rural Oklahoma near the town of Old Alluwe. He attended Old Alluwe School before transferring to OMA (Oklahoma Military Academy) his junior year. In 1951 he became one of the high school graduates of OMA. He continued his education at OMA taking two years of college. In January of 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country for 8 years before being discharged in March of 1962. After his discharge he lived a short time in Nebraska, before settling in Topeka, Kansas. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, starting as a mail carrier, and later being promoted to supervisor. In 1991 he retired at the age of 58. After his retirement he began traveling and spending time with his family. In his spare time he enjoyed attending OMA reunions, going to casinos and visiting his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Dave and Ethel Coble, and his parents Kenneth Anderson and Clara Edmondson.

Survivors include his sisters, Kathy Girten and husband Bob of Chelsea, and Pam Henry and Husband Darrell of Bartlesville.

Mary Nelle Anglen 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2004 
Location of Service: First United Methodist Church, Claremore 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Wing of First United Methodist Church, 1615 N. Hwy. 88, Claremore, OK 74017. 
Memorial service for Mary Nelle Anglen will be 2 p.m., Wed., Oct. 6, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Crawford officiating.

Mary Nelle died Sun., Oct. 3, 2004, at Claremore Regional Hospital at the age of 88.

The daughter of Jesse James and Leta (Knox) Worthington was born April 17, 1916, in Weleetka, OK. She grew up in Weleetka, and later moved to Joplin, MO, where she graduated from high school in 1934. Mary Nelle attended business college in Joplin. On Feb. 19, 1939, she married Clem Henry Anglen. During WWII Mary Nelle worked as a secretary for the U.S. Army. In 1974, Mary Nelle and Clem moved to Claremore. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a past president of the United Methodist Women�s organization. Mary Nelle enjoyed sewing, working crossword puzzles, giving and receiving cards, and spending time with her dog, Pirate Patch.

Mary Nelle is survived by her daughter, Melanie Gillmore and husband, Jim of Claremore; brother, Jim Worthington and wife, Betty of Auburn, AL; granddaughters: Mandy Sanders and husband, Russ of Tulsa, and Suzy DeCoux of Claremore; great-grandchildren: Robby Sanders of Tulsa, and Brittney DeCoux of Claremore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990; and her sister, Virginia Allen; and her parents.

Leland Floyd Alford 
Date of Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2004 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Claremore 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be Thurs. 1-8 p.m. Family will greet friends 6-8 p.m. 
Funeral service for Leland �Fat� Alford will be 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 20, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Entombment with military honors will be held at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thurs. 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 6-8 p.m. 
Leland died Fri., Nov. 12, at the age of 82. 
Leland "Fats" Alford was born to Joseph and Charlotte Burgess Alford in Mayes County, Oklahoma on July 30,1922. He attended schools in Chouteau and Wagoner. He was drafted into the military and served in the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II and lost a limb fighting for our country in 1945. 
While in the Army he received the Victory Good Conduct Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, a Bronze Campaign Star and a Purple Heart. 
After he was discharged from the service, he moved to Claremore to be near his parents where he worked for Rogers County Bank. Upon leaving the bank he became an independent hauler until his health failed. 
Leland was an avid fisherman and loved the Casino. 
His parents, seven sisters and four brothers preceded him in death. 
He leaves to mourn: one son Dennis of Rancho Palace Verde, Calif., one daughter of Texas, one brother Clarence of Las Vegas, Nevada, three grandchildren Ledene Charlotte Alford, Nita Doakes Alfred, and Roderick Doakes Alford all of Tulsa, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael Roy Alberty 
Date of Service: 10 AM Wednesday, June 16, 2004 
Location of Service: Church of the Nazarene, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Lone Elm Cemetery, Claremore 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues. 1-8 p.m. 
Funeral service for Michael Roy Alberty will be 10 a.m., Wed., June 16, at Church of the Nazarene, Claremore, with Rev. Wayde Normandin officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues. 1-8 p.m.

Mike died Fri., June 11, 2004, at the age of 26 and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

He was named for and preceded in death by his father, Michael Eugene, Jan. 16, 2004.

He was the youngest child of Michael Eugene and Linda Kay (Schritter) Alberty born March 26, 1976, in Pryor. Everyone fondly called him �Mikey�. He grew up and attended school in Claremore where he participated and excelled in wrestling, soccer, and football. He loved and was always proud of his children. He liked fishing and playing pool. He worked as a concrete finisher most of his adult life. He had a wonderful sense of humor that everyone enjoyed. He loved joking around and making everyone laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Brandie of the home; children, Michael, Gage, and Jayce Alberty of the home; mother and step-father, Linda and Bryan Holstrom of Troutdale, OR; brother, Bucky Will Alberty of Claremore; sister, Lanette Michelle Alberty of Claremore; grandparents, Jessie and Jimmie �Sarge� Shields; aunts and uncles, Bill and Bobbie Alberty of Inola, and Jim and Annette Diggs of Topeka, KS; and many more relatives that loved him and will miss him.

Rebecca Ann Anderson 
Date of Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002 
Location of Service: First Baptist Church- Claremore 
Location of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery 
Funeral service for lifetime Claremore resident Rebecca Ann �Becky� Wallis Anderson will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the First Baptist Church with Brother Sam Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday 1-8 p.m.

Becky died Friday, Nov. 15, at her home at the age of 43 following a lengthy illness.

The daughter of Richard Calvin and Mary Jean Davis Wallis was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Claremore. Becky graduated from Sequoyah High School, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rogers State University. She worked at Claremore City Hall for 12 years as an administrative assistant, and had also worked at Jayrambo Co. as an office manager, Centrilift in their purchasing dept. and as an engineering assistant, and Darr-Equipment as a secretary. Becky had been active with her son, Casey, in Boy Scout Troop 88 where she served as committee chair, and the 4-H Club. She was multi-talented, making many beautiful things.

Becky is survived by her son, Casey James Anderson, and mother, Mary Wallis both of the home; siblings: Linda Kay Washburn of Chelsea, and John Richard Wallis and Calvin Douglas Wallis both of Claremore; nephews and nieces: Kyle Wallis, Jeremy Wallis, Jessica Wallis, Jacob Wallis, Rachel Wallis, and Christopher Washburn; uncles: Austin, Raymond, Marvin, Jerry, and Hosea Wallis, and John Davis; aunts: Nadine Genzel and Louise Jantzen; numerous cousins, and many wonderful supportive friends.

Becky is preceded in death by her father, Richard Wallis, paternal grandparents, Homer and Dorothy Wallis, and maternal grandparents: Zeke and Emma Davis.

Pearl Leona Ash 
Date of Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2005 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Timber Ridge Cemetery, Catoosa 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m. Family will greet friends 4-6 p.m. 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer�s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, or online at www.alz.org. 
Funeral service for Pearl Leona Ash will be 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 6, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Timber Ridge Cemetery, Catoosa. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m. Family will greet friends 4-6 p.m.

Pearl died Wed., Aug. 31, 2005, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Catoosa, at the age of 93.

The daughter of Dolf and Molly Mae (Way) Bray was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Cushing. Pearl grew up in Albuquerque, NM. On April 11, 1933, Pearl married Dan Harvey Ash in Fayetteville, AR. They made their home in Catoosa before moving to Claremore in 1972. Pearl and Dan enjoyed going to church, and singing in area nursing homes.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Bart Ash; grandson, Donnie Lynn Hoffman; and brother, Benny Bray.

Pearl is survived by her husband, Dan of the home; sons: Bobby Ash and wife, Donna of Tulsa, and Harvey Ash and wife, Marilyn of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Doris Figart and husband, Donald of Sperry; brothers: Tommy and Charles Bray of Eugene, OR; sisters: Ruby Hall of El Reno, and Goldie Ross of Roswell, NM; half-sister, June of Roswell, NM; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Blanche Mary Adams 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Lone Elm Cemetery 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues. at the funeral home 
Blanche Mary Adams, the daughter of Joseph and Jessie (McCormick) Wachdorf was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Chicago, IL. She was baptized as a child in the Catholic faith. A faith she embraced into her adulthood. 
Blanche met her husband, Louis while working in a department store in Chicago. Their dates were spent with many hours dancing on skates at the Midway in Chicago. A popular pastime during the war days. They married in 1943. 
Blanche also worked at Helicrafter as a grinder making artillery casings alongside her husband. Years later Blanche assisted Louis in his self-employed work as a photographer. This allowed them to travel to several different states as their children grew. 
The mother of four children Blanche was devoted to her family. Her fun-loving nature was shared by her family and they spent their times together playing games, going on picnics, fishing, hunting, and early morning breakfasts cooked over outdoor fires. After the children were grown Blanche and Louis continued their fun activities joining a bowling league. 
Later in years Blanche and Louis made their home in Lawrence, KS, where she worked at Kansas Color Press. She retired in Housekeeping at Lawrence Memorial Hospital where her giving and caring nature was able to shine. 
In 1980, while visiting her daughter Laurie in Claremore, OK, Blanche attended a tent revival at Victory Tabernacle Church. With her young granddaughter Lisa praying at her side she rededicated her life to God. With friends and family looking on, her son-in-law, Bill, later baptized her at Spencer Creek. 
In 1996, she made her home in Claremore. Living a year or so with her daughter, Laurie and husband, Bill. While living there she volunteered at Second Impression Resale Store, which benefits the Domestic Abuse Shelter. She enjoyed many fun times with her co-volunteers. 
When her daughter Shirley moved to Claremore Blanche then relocated moving in with Shirley where she lived out the rest of her remaining days. Blanche passed gently into the Lord�s arms Thurs., April 28, 2005, at the age of 85. 
Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Louis. 
Survivors include her sons: Louis H. Adams, and Robert L. Adams and wife, Sandra all of Kansas, OK; daughters: Shirley A. Adams, and Dolores M. �Laurie� Timberman and husband, Rev. Bill Timberman all of Claremore; 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral service for Blanche Mary Adams will be 2 p.m., Tues., May 3, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Bill Timberman officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Geraldine Rae Adkins 
Date of Service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Graveside service 5 p.m., Wed., at Mountain Station Cemetery, near Hartshorne, OK 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Tues., at Chelsea Funeral Home 
Funeral service for Geraldine Rae Adkins will be 2:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 29, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Chaplain Jim Collier officiating. A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. at Mountain Station Cemetery, east of Hartshorne. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Tues., at the Chelsea Funeral Home & Crematory.

Geraldine died Sat., Dec. 25, at Claremore Regional Hospital at the age of 51.

The daughter of Gerald Rae and Barbara Janette (Shepherd) High was born Oct. 30, 1953 in Seattle, WA. On Oct. 20, 1989, Geraldine married Eddie Wayne �Ed� Adkins in Yakima, WA. In 1991, they moved to Chelsea. Geraldine worked the last 7 years at the Claremore Veterans Center in the kitchen and as cook. Ed died April 21, 2001. Geraldine later married Dale Junior Rose, and he died July of this year. Geraldine enjoyed gardening, animals, and had a passion for collecting things. Most of all Geraldine had a love for people and was always there to help anyone she could.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ed Adkins and Dale Rose; her parents; and her grandmother, Clara Elizabeth High.

She is survived by her boyfriend, Bobby Rose of Tulsa; daughter, Corie Price and husband, Joe of Yakima, WA; sons: George Duncan of Walla Walla, WA, and Robert Duncan and wife, Antha of Alluwe; brother, Gerald High and wife, Leann of Onalaska, WA; sisters: Tikey Manjarezz and husband, Sam of Topinish, WA, and Cheryl McDaniel and husband, Mike of Onalaska, WA; grandchildren: Tori Price, Lyle Duncan, Ryann Duncan, Raelyn Duncan, and 2 grandchildren on the way.

Robert Eugene Shell 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Monday, December 13, 2004 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Owalla Cemetery, Claremore 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Mon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Funeral service for Robert Eugene Shell will be 2 p.m., Mon., Dec. 13, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. David Erwin officiating. Burial will follow at Owalla Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Mon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Robert died Wed., Dec. 8, 2004, in Pryor at the age of 40.

Robert was born June 23, 1964, in Denver, CO. In 1985, Robert married Dana Wells. They made their home in Clovis, NM, before moving to Foyil 7 years ago. Robert was a member of the Claremore Round Up Club; and enjoyed working on vehicles and listening to country music. He worked in road service and as a truck driver.

Robert is preceded in death by his mother, Phylis Pauline in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Dana of the home; sons: Robert and Dustin Shell of Foyil; daughters: Claudia Morris of Melbourne, AR, and Dawn Shell of Pryor; brothers: Howell Merdith of Wyoming, and Cal Merdith of Colorado; sister, Doris Henry of Limon, CO; and 3 grandchildren.

Geraldine Rae Adkins 
Date of Service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Graveside service 5 p.m., Wed., at Mountain Station Cemetery, near Hartshorne, OK 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Tues., at Chelsea Funeral Home 
Funeral service for Geraldine Rae Adkins will be 2:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 29, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Chaplain Jim Collier officiating. A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. at Mountain Station Cemetery, east of Hartshorne. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Tues., at the Chelsea Funeral Home & Crematory.

Geraldine died Sat., Dec. 25, at Claremore Regional Hospital at the age of 51.

The daughter of Gerald Rae and Barbara Janette (Shepherd) High was born Oct. 30, 1953 in Seattle, WA. On Oct. 20, 1989, Geraldine married Eddie Wayne �Ed� Adkins in Yakima, WA. In 1991, they moved to Chelsea. Geraldine worked the last 7 years at the Claremore Veterans Center in the kitchen and as cook. Ed died April 21, 2001. Geraldine later married Dale Junior Rose, and he died July of this year. Geraldine enjoyed gardening, animals, and had a passion for collecting things. Most of all Geraldine had a love for people and was always there to help anyone she could.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ed Adkins and Dale Rose; her parents; and her grandmother, Clara Elizabeth High.

She is survived by her boyfriend, Bobby Rose of Tulsa; daughter, Corie Price and husband, Joe of Yakima, WA; sons: George Duncan of Walla Walla, WA, and Robert Duncan and wife, Antha of Alluwe; brother, Gerald High and wife, Leann of Onalaska, WA; sisters: Tikey Manjarezz and husband, Sam of Topinish, WA, and Cheryl McDaniel and husband, Mike of Onalaska, WA; grandchildren: Tori Price, Lyle Duncan, Ryann Duncan, Raelyn Duncan, and 2 grandchildren on the way.

Velma Jean Alberts 
Date of Service: Tuesday, August 5, 2003 
Location of Service: Cremation 
Velma Jean Alberts died Sun., August 3, 2003, at the Inola Health Care Center at the age of 93. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home.

The daughter of Angus and Clara Mae (Newland) Bethune was born March 6, 1909, in Waverly, KS. The family moved to California when Velma was a year old. They lived in several cities and she attended school in the Bay area. Velma married Charles Edward Alberts and they made their home in Santa Barbara. Velma worked as a bookkeeper in various jobs in the L.A. area. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.

Velma is preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Merle, Ruth, and Grace.

She is survived by her children: David Charles Alberts and wife, Sally of Monument, CO, and Karen Holland and husband, Gerald of Inola; sister, Kathryn Conliffe of Keno, OR; 4 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Michael Roy Alberty 
Date of Service: 10 AM Wednesday, June 16, 2004 
Location of Service: Church of the Nazarene, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Lone Elm Cemetery, Claremore 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues. 1-8 p.m. 
Funeral service for Michael Roy Alberty will be 10 a.m., Wed., June 16, at Church of the Nazarene, Claremore, with Rev. Wayde Normandin officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tues. 1-8 p.m.

Mike died Fri., June 11, 2004, at the age of 26 and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

He was named for and preceded in death by his father, Michael Eugene, Jan. 16, 2004.

He was the youngest child of Michael Eugene and Linda Kay (Schritter) Alberty born March 26, 1976, in Pryor. Everyone fondly called him �Mikey�. He grew up and attended school in Claremore where he participated and excelled in wrestling, soccer, and football. He loved and was always proud of his children. He liked fishing and playing pool. He worked as a concrete finisher most of his adult life. He had a wonderful sense of humor that everyone enjoyed. He loved joking around and making everyone laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Brandie of the home; children, Michael, Gage, and Jayce Alberty of the home; mother and step-father, Linda and Bryan Holstrom of Troutdale, OR; brother, Bucky Will Alberty of Claremore; sister, Lanette Michelle Alberty of Claremore; grandparents, Jessie and Jimmie �Sarge� Shields; aunts and uncles, Bill and Bobbie Alberty of Inola, and Jim and Annette Diggs of Topeka, KS; and many more relatives that loved him and will miss him.

Dan Harvey Ash 
Date of Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel 
Location of Burial: Timber Ridge Cemetery, Catoosa 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wed. 1-8 p.m. Family will greet friends 2-4 p.m. 
Family Request for: Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer�s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl.17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, or online at www.alz.org. 
Funeral service for Dan Ash will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Rev. Johnny Walden will officiate. Burial will follow at Timber Ridge Cemetery in Catoosa.

Dan died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at his daughter�s home in Sperry, at the age of 92.

The son of Andy and Alma Smith Ash was born August 22, 1913 in Bragg, Oklahoma. Dan married Pearl Bray in Fayetteville, AR on April 11, 1933. They were married 73 years before Pearl died August 31, 2005. The couple made their home in Catoosa before moving to Claremore in 1972. Dan was retired from Jetco. Dan and Pearl were faithful members of Cornerstone Community Church. They loved music and often would sing in the area nursing homes. They gardened together and always shared what they grew with their family and friends.

Family members surviving are sons, Bobby and wife, Donna Ash of Tulsa, and Harvey and wife, Marilyn Ash of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Doris and husband, Donald Figart of Sperry; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pearl; son, Bart Ash; grandson, Donnie Lynn Hoffman; and 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Clinton Thomas Aaron 
Date of Service: 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 
Location of Service: First Baptist Church, Chelsea 
Location of Burial: Chelsea Cemetery 
Viewing Information: Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thurs. 1-8 p.m. Family will greet friends 4-7 p.m. 
Funeral service for Chelsea resident, Clinton Thomas Aaron, will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Chelsea, with Rev. Gerald Biswell officiating. Burial will follow in Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Chelsea Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, from 1-8 p.m. 
The son of Claude and Hettie (Vaughn) Aaron was born July 27, 1920, in Haskell, TX. He departed this life on Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at the age of 85. 
Clinton moved from Haskell, TX to Tulsa at the age of 20, and later made Chelsea his home. He worked as a plumber, and also was employed by Douglas Aircraft. He was a member of the Plumber's Union and the First Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendant. He enjoyed working outdoors, raising cattle and fishing. He also was a little league coach and coin collector. 
On June 26, 1943, Clinton married Betty June Schmoll in Sapulpa. Two sons were added to this union. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters. 
Family members surviving are his wife, Betty of the home, sons: Gary Thomas Aaron of Tulsa, and Mark Clinton Aaron and wife Linda of Philadelphia, PA, grandchildren: Angela Atalee Zarzycki and Andrew Marcus Aaron, both of Philadelphia, great-grandchildren: Peyton Edward Zarzycki and Palmer Clinton Zarzycki, both of Philadelphia, sister: Lula Belle Johnson of Mission, TX, and many friends and loved ones.

Kenneth Arden Atkins 
Date of Service: 10 AM Saturday, April 12, 2003 
Location of Service: Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Claremore 
Location of Burial: Chelsea Cemetery 
Viewing Information: 1-8 p.m., Friday, April 11, at the funeral home 
Funeral service for Kenneth Arden �Red� Atkins will be 10 a.m., Sat., April 12, 2003, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. David Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday 1-8 p.m.

Red died Wed., April 9, at Claremore Regional Hospital at the age of 89.

The son of Earl M. and Hallie H. Calloway Atkins was born Sept. 15, 1913, in Chelsea. He graduated from Chelsea High School. On Oct. 31, 1934, in Chelsea, Red married Josephine Lorene Williams. They moved to Claremore 26 years ago from the Skiatook area. Kenneth was retired from working Shell Pipeline Company where he was a station operator at Wild Horse. Red was a 50 year member of the Frisco Masonic Lodge #24, Fairland. Red enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening, and was a member of St. Andrew�s United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Don Atkins, daughter, Hallie Jane Ennis, and 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Red is survived by his wife, Josephine of the home; son, Kenneth J. Atkins of Liberal, KS; sister, Mildred Wolf of Wilburton, OK; and 6 grandchildren.

Thelma Eagle

Thelma Eagle, age 72, of Gore, passed this life on Dec. 4, 2007, at her home while surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. She was born on Aug. 13, 1935, in Baxter Springs, Kan. to John William and Thelma Lucille (Smith) Padgett. Thelma had previously been a resident of Claremore until she moved to Gore with her husband Cecil five years ago. Thelma had been in the restaurant business at one time. She liked to socialize and enjoyed being around people. She also had a soft spot for critters and was always worried about her granddaughter�s Jersey calf. Thelma loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and she will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Thelma Padgett. Her husband Cecil Eagle, daughter Mary Ruth Harner and her grandson Joshua Underwood.

Survivors include one son, Jack Eagle and his wife Rhonda of Gore. One daughter, Cynthia Vandenameele and her husband Wayne of Claremore. One brother, Bill Padgett and wife Sybil of Fort Smith, Ark. One sister, Ruth Mullnack of Salem, Mo. Special companion, Gary Clements of Gore. Eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 7 in Braggs at the Braggs United Methodist Church. Interment followed at the White Cemetery, Gore. Arrangements were under the direction of Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

Jack Wolff

Services for Jack Wolff will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Jack passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. He was 72.

Born in Kansas City, Mo. on Feb. 25, 1935 to Ernest and Almaretta (Carron) Wolff, Jack received his education in St. Louis. After completing his formal education, Jack served in the U.S. Army before beginning his career in management with Goodyear.

On Aug. 27, 1988, Jack and Judith Mikesell married in a Reno, Nev. ceremony. In 1989 the couple moved to Claremore and Jack took up his second career with Drysdales Western Wear which spanned ten years.

Jack�s interests included composing and playing jazz piano, he was a member of the PRCA, trained roping horses, rode bulls, and later enjoyed golf. Jack will be remembered for his great sense of humor and love of family. He is survived by his wife, Judith, of their home in Claremore; his son, Michael Wolff and his wife, Kathy, of Bonne Terre, Mo.; his siblings, Mary Jo Lavin and her husband, Tom, of Plano, Texas, Jeanette Wolff, and Alice Tuhro and her husband, Arthur, of St. Louis, Mo., Cathy Eskew and her husband, Chip, of Grubbville, Mo., Dick Wolff and his wife, Ann of St. Louis, and Gene Wolff and his wife, Pam, of Summerville, S.C.; his stepsons, Jay Christman and his wife, Jenny, of Topeka, Kan., and John Christman and his wife, Ninette, also of Topeka; three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions in Jack�s honor may be made to the City Animal Shelter, 815 Ramm Road, Claremore, OK 74109.

Edward Winford Browning

Funeral service for Edward Winford Browning will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Blue Starr Church of Christ with Minister Mike Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory.

Edward died Friday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Forest Hills Nursing Home, Broken Arrow, at the age of 91.

The son of Calvin Sidney and Martha Viola (Turpin) Browning was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Collinsville, Texas. Edward graduated from Coleman High School, and then went to work as a foreman of Teleweld Corporation out of Chicago from 1936-52. Edward then worked as a conductor and brakeman for the Union Pacific, Rock Island, and Burlington Northern Railroad. On May 10, 1940, Edward married Imogene Kendrick in Durant. Edward is a member of the Blue Starr Church of Christ. He loved country, bluegrass, and gospel music, and enjoyed playing his harmonica. Edward loved all his children, their mates, and grandchildren singing and having �pickin� & grinin� parties�.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene Browning; sons: Gary Browning and wife, Sherry of Tulsa, and Glenn Browning and wife, Anna of Kirksville, Mo.; daughter, Pamela Bell and husband, Nathan of Broken Arrow; brother, George Browning; sisters: Merle Bush, Stella Watson, and Della Jones; grandchildren: Sheridyn Breedlove, Shantyl Cooke, Zane Browning, Katie Coldwell, Sarah Coldwell, Alisha Linder, Janelle Browning, Clint Browning, Benjamin Browning, Cash Browning, Toni Browning, Gina Hurley, Lathan Findling, Jennifer Neilson, Heather Askew, and Matthew Bell; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Tom, Benson, and Weldon Browning; and sisters: Esty Keithley, and Irene Browning.

Terri Jean Casey

Funeral service for Terri Jean Casey will be 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Robert Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday, 8-10 a.m.

Terri died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital at the age of 51. She fought a good battle against cancer, and is finally at peace.

She is survived by her father, Gene Casey of Tulsa; brother, Kevin Wade Casey and wife, Connie, of Tulsa; and sisters: Connie Joyce Casey of Tulsa, and Kelli Leona Fullerton and husband, David, of Tulsa.

Vinona Francis Smithey

Services for Vinona Francis Smithey will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Vinona will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery beside her husband, Guy. Vinona passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at the age of 90.

Born Sept. 18, 1917 in Rolla, Mo. to John and Cora (Jackson) Harlan, Vinona and her family made the move to Oklahoma in a covered wagon when she was just six months old. On July 25, 1936, Vinona and Jerry Guy Smithey were married. They became the proud parents of one daughter, Laverne.

Most of Vinona�s long life was spent in Rogers County. She helped her husband in his business by serving as his bookkeeper for many years until his passing in 1973.

Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, Vinona is survived by her daughter Laverne Dorsey and her husband, Bill; her granddaughters, Pamela Robinson and her husband, Steve, and Debra McKay, all of Claremore; great-granddaughters, Stephanie (Robinson) Stidham and her husband, Stewart, of Fayetteville, Ark., Bailey Robinson and Marcy McKay, all of Claremore; her brothers, Fountain Harlan of Claremore, and Jack Harlan of Turlock, California; and her sister-in-law, Eulah Crutchfield of Claremore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Smithey, her parents, five sisters, Elva, Rita, Nancy, Wilma and Jean, and her brother, Clyte Harlan.

George Alvin Cheek

Memorial service for George Alvin Cheek will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

George departed this world on Dec. 21, 2007 at the age of 59.

The son of George Harvey and Frances Hunt Cheek was born Sept. 3, 1948 in Tulsa. He was a 1966 graduate of McClain High School in Tulsa. George worked in Tel-Com for 39 years. After retiring from AT&T, he also worked at Williams (WilTel). George was a member of the Claremore Elks Lodge and Claremore Masonic Lodge. He was an avid football (OU) fan, loved traveling, golfing, boating, and spending time with family.

He is preceded in death by his father, George Harvey Cheek.

Survivors are his wife, Diana Marie of Claremore; sons, Scott Ryan and wife, Sophia Cheek of Ocala, Fla., Randy Kyle Cheek of Tulsa; stepson, Jeffrey Lee Matousek; grandchildren, Kaley Ariana Cheek of Ocala, Fla., Richard Lee Starr of Claremore, and Aubrey Rose Matousek of Neillsville, Wis.; his mother, Frances Cheek of Tulsa; brother and sister-in-law, Harvey Eugene and Jamie Faith Cheek of Skiatook, and a number of aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Oliver Jacobs

Funeral service for Oliver Jacobs will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at the Bethel AME Church. Rev. Rodger Cutler, will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

Mr. Jacobs passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at Claremore Regional Hospital at the age of 88.

Survivors include his stepson, Calvin Brown of Claremore; niece, Minnie Craig and husband Isiah of Carthage, Ark.; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.

Billy Ray Shanholtzer

Graveside services for Billy Ray Shanholtzer will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at Pittsburg Garden of Memories in Pittsburg, Kansas under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, Dec. 26 from noon to 8 p.m., with the family receiving visitors from 6�8. Bill passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. He was 72.

Born in Pittsburg on June 12, 1935 to A.L. and Ella (Thompson) Shanholtzer, Bill attended school in McCune and graduated from McCune High School. His first employment was with McCune Co-op. On June 26, 1955, Bill and Peggy Kious married and three children were born to their union. Bill and Peggy divorced in 1975 but remained devoted to their children.

Following a move to Oklahoma, Bill went to work in the propane industry, a career which spanned 15 years. His next career was with Pratt-Whitney, retiring in 1995. Bill next took employment with Rogers County Dist. 1 as an equipment operator. He retired from the County in 2006.

On Aug. 21, 1985, Bill and Erma Cline married in a ceremony in Miami, Okla. Erma passed away in 2005.

In addition to the formal work that Bill did, he also raised cattle on his rural property. Though hard work, Bill enjoyed caring for his cattle. He also loved traveling to rodeos. He attended the National Finals in Cheyenne, Wyo. several times, but the most important part of his life was his beloved family. He taught by example the value of hard work to both his children and grandchildren.

In his recent illness, Bill was tenderly cared for by his children�s mother, Peggy, with whom he had a close friendship.

Family members who survive include his children, Don and Patte Shanholtzer of Coupeville, Wash., Pam and Neal Robertson of rural Chelsea, and Darrell and Tammy Shanholtzer also of Chelsea; his stepchildren, Kathy (Bill) Parrett of Nowata, Harold Cline of West Virginia, and Raymond Cline also of Nowata; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; his siblings, Norma Andrew of Pittsburg, Kan., Charles (Kathryn) Shanholtzer of McCune, Kan., and Roberta Nutt also of Pittsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Erma.

William C. "Bill" Clanton, 75 year old Claremore resident passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at South Crest Hospital, Tulsa.

Bill was born Feb. 16, 1932, at McAlester to Zena (Cope) and Carl Clanton. He married Anita Jean Ridgley, Oct. 20, 1956, in Vinita. Bill was a member of First Christian Church of Vinita.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a machinist at Rockwell International and Boeing where he retired.

Bill loved his grandchildren, horses, fishing, camping, telling stories and jokes. He had a great sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Anita Jean of the home; two daughters Anita Westfall and husband Sam of Chelsea and Tina Francis and husband Brent of Claremore; a son Kevin Clanton and wife Kathryn of Mannford; a sister Betty Lay of Tulsa; grandchildren Brandon and Riley Westfall, Connor and Brook Francis, Justin, Dakota and Hunter Clanton.

His parents; a daughter Ginger Clanton; two sisters Patsy Clanton and Mary Alice Hildebrand; and a brother Zane Clanton preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Burckhalter Funeral Home.

Family request memorials be made to Rogers County 4-H Club in care of Rogers County OSU Extension Office in Bill Clanton�s name.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at Cowboy Junction Church at 3 p.m. with Dr. Wade Markham officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Military Honors will be conducted by Grove Veterans Ritual Team.

Casket bearers will be John Christian, Brandon Westfall, Sam Westfall, Brent Francis, Connor Francis, Shawn Christian, Justin Clanton and Riley Westfall. Honorary casket bearers are Bob Taylor and Vince Ridgley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burckhalter Funeral Home of Vinita.

Ruby Mae Ragan

Services for Ruby Mae Ragan will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at First Assembly of God Church were she was very active. Her pastor Reverend David Mewbourne will share words of comfort. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Ruby passed away Friday, July 28, 2006. She was 68.

Born June 11, 1938 in Tupelo, Okla. to Harvey and Carrie (Landis) Bullard, Ruby was reared and educated in her birth community. Following her high school graduation she began working at Brockway, a glass company in Ada, Okla.

It was Ruby�s brother that introduced his friend, Kenneth Ragan, to her. They began dating and later were married on Feb. 14, 1959. The couple made their home in Moscow, Kan.

Later, Ulysses, Kan. became home and this is where they raised their family. With Kenneth�s retirement he and Ruby moved to Claremore and this has been home since.

While living in Claremore Ruby began working for the area Weight Watchers Group as their receptionist. Her loving and caring personality was just the right fit for the job. Ruby gave of herself as well to her church. She was not only active with the church in Ulysses but as equally involved here in Claremore. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

When time allowed Ruby enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was so wonderful in the kitchen that her famous peanut patties were renamed �Ruby Rounders.�

Helping the grandchildren to decorate ginger bread men became a Christmas tradition. She also known for her delicious cinnamon rolls and chocolate pies.

Ruby loved to travel and meet people. Her ability to make friends at the first meeting made them feel as if she had known them a life time. Although she had many friends and kept in touch with each of them, her children and grandchildren were most important to her. Her love for them was evident in the way she cared for them.

Even with her illness, Ruby was looking forward to getting better and taking another vacation. She never gave up; always steadfast in her walk in life, Ruby was a fighter. Her kind and gentle spirit will live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind.

Her beloved family that survives are her husband Kenneth of their home in Claremore; her daughters, Shelley Miller and husband Scott of Thornton, Colo. and Sharla Winger of Wichita, Kan.; her grandchildren, Shana and Shane Miller of Thornton and Madison and Mason Winger of Wichita; her siblings, Jodie Atwell of Tulsa, Claira Anderson of Tupelo, Roy Lee Bullard of Mission, Texas, R.C. Bullard of Hugoton, Kan., Nancy Smith also of Tupelo and Mary Felkins of Ada and many nieces and nephews.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents.

Those who wish to honor Ruby�s memory with a memorial contribution may do so by contributing to the First Assembly of God Church building fund, 2100 W. Blue Starr Drive, Claremore, OK 74017, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Shirley Epperson Blevins

Shirley Epperson Blevins, born July 17, 1921, went to heaven on Dec. 2, 2007. She was the daughter of William Henry Epperson and Estelle Harriet (Douglas) Epperson and the wife of Paul Edgar �Pete� Blevins, who preceded her. She was also preceded by her brother Norton. She is survived by her son, Paul Edgar Blevins, Jr., her daughter-in-law, Nancy (Nesbitt) Blevins, and her granddaughter, Emily Claire Blevins. She was a lady of great style and beauty, having spent most of her working years in the ladies� retail clothing business as a couture buyer at Miss Jackson�s and elsewhere in Tulsa and Kansas City, but her proudest achievements were her son and granddaughter. We will miss her but know that she is with Jesus and her loved ones who passed before her.

Private family services were held with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore.

Vedah Bernice Rodebush

Services for Vedah Bernice Rodebush will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Edgar, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home until 8 this evening. Vedah passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. She was 81.

A Claremore native, Vedah was born Aug. 29, 1926, the youngest daughter of Roscoe and Alma (Smith) Talbert. Following high school graduation in 1944, Vedah took at job at OMA, before beginning her life-long career as a legal secretary with the law firm of Raymond Bassman in Claremore. She then took employment in the same field in Tulsa in 1951. With an exceptionally strong work ethic Vedah continued in this occupation until her retirement in 2006.

Vedah and Edgar Rodebush married in 1971 and made their home in Tulsa. After his passing she continued to reside in Tulsa.

Always ready with a joke from her extensive collection�three file cabinets full�Vedah loved people and especially loved making them laugh. Birthdays and other special occasions were remembered with a greeting card from the assortment she kept at hand, and often a homemade cake as well. Vedah was active in her church family at Tulsa First Baptist where she served as a greeter and spread her good cheer with visits to the sick and shut-in.

Family oriented and loving, Vedah is survived by her son, Curtis Beard and his wife, Debra; her grandchildren, Jennifer Beard of Broken Arrow, Catherine Hubbard and her husband, Richard Hubbard of Wagoner and step-daughter Sandra and Gordon Godfrey, of Claremore; her sisters, Joy Mullins and Ruth Beard and her husband, Clarence, all of Claremore; her brother, Roscoe Talbert and his wife, Phyllis, of Tulsa; her brother-in-law Nelson Lewis; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, her parents, a brother and two sisters.

Jack E. Hamilton

Services for Jack E. Hamilton will be 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Jack passed away at the Oklahoma Veteran�s Center on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007. He was 86.

Born Nov. 28, 1921 in Craig County, Jack was the son of Ruby and E.L. Hamilton. He served his country in the armed forces during WWII. He and Naomi Mae Baker married Dec. 13, 1941 in Claremore. They lived in Oklahoma communities moving to Claremore in 1957. Jack worked for Ingersoll-Rand in Broken Arrow until his retirement.

Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Naomi, of their home in Claremore; his two children, Rickey E. and Becky Hamilton, Chelsea, and Sharleene and Michael E. Nichols, Vinita; two grandchildren, Michelle Coe, Adair, and Timothy Hamilton, Claremore; eight great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ardileene Baker of Albuquerque and Laverta Harris of Owasso.

Murel LeFan

Graveside services for Murel LeFan, 92, of Longview, Texas, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Nowata. Friends may visit at Rice Funeral Service from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. Arrangements are entrusted to Rader Funeral Home of Longview and Rice Funeral Service. Mrs. LeFan died Sunday, Oct. 15 in Longview following a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 19, 1914, in Cass, Arkansas to Patrick Joseph and Lottie May Goznell Griffin, she attended schools in Winganon, Okla. In 1935, Murel married Ellis Redmon Clymore and settled in Ponca City, Oklahoma where they raised three children, Leon, Carol and Garland.

Murel was a homemaker and seamstress. Everything she did was done wth laughter. She loved her family, church, gardening and cooking.

At the death of Mr. Clymore in 1969, Murel moved to Claremore to be near her family. She was an active member of the Claremore Church of Christ where she met and married L.C. LeFan in 1976. Mr. LeFan preceded her in death in 1993.

With the onset of Alzheimers disease, Mrs. LeFan moved to Longview, Texas in 1996.

She is survived by a brother, John Griffin of Tulsa; son, Leon Clymore and his wife, Luella, of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Carol Park and her husband, Jack, of Longview; son, Garland Clymore and his wife, Paula, of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren, Shara Kipp of Longview, Brenda Alexander also of Longview, Trisha Clymore of Decatur, Ga., Lewis Clymore of Snellville, Ga., Mark Clymore of Loganville, Ga.; ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Summer Meadows for their kindness and support during Mrs. LeFan�s long illness.

Mary Sue McCollum

Memorial service for Mary Sue McCollum will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Mike Clark officiating.

Mary lost her battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at her home at the age of 62.

She is survived by her children: Peggy Williams and husband, Kevin of Foyil, Jerri Massey and husband, Rowdy of Chelsea, and Jim McCollum of Claremore; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister and best friend, Cherokee Herd and husband, Henry of Foyil.

Ruby Powell

A graveside service for Ruby Powell was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Ruby passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Grove Nursing Home where she had been a recent resident.

Ruby was born Oct. 20, 1918 in Baxter Springs, Kan., to Burt and Tillie (Kelton) Pratt and received her education there. In 1935, Ruby and James D. Powell married. Four children blessed their union. The family moved to Claremore in 1950.

A devoted family woman, Ruby was an accomplished seamstress and cook. She was skilled at both handwork � embroidery, and sewing. She could cook many dishes without ever using a measuring spoon or cup. She simply had a feel for what would taste good. And everything always came out perfectly. She expressed her love by selflessly caring for her family.

In 1993 Mr. Powell passed away and on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, Ruby joined him.

Family members who survive Ruby and carry treasured memories of a beloved mother and grandmother include her children, Paul Powell and his wife, Colleen, of Enid, Becky Roberts and her husband, David, of Grove, and Judy Kelley and her husband, Tom, of Claremore; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her son-in-law, David Louderback of Tiawah. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Louderback who passed away in 2001.

Jean Kreager

Services for Jean Kreager will be 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at Claremore Assembly of God. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Her pastor, Rev. Dave Mewbourne, will officiate. Friends may visit at the funeral home from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Jean passed away at her home Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007. She was 81.

Born in Tulsa on Aug. 4, 1926 to Charles and Mary (Biby) Walker, Jean attended school in Tulsa, graduating from Webster High School. On Jan. 15, 1949, she and Bill Kreager were married in Coweta. They lived in Tulsa for a few years before moving to Claremore in 1968. Two daughters blessed their union, and when they were born, Jean left her work at American Airlines and became a full-time homemaker. After the girls were grown, Jean took at job as a cashier at Wal-Mart and worked there for a number of years.

In addition to raising her family, Jean enjoyed painting, making floral arrangements and ceramics.

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Jean is survived by her husband, Bill, of their home in Claremore; her daughters, Debbie Howell and her husband, Rusty, Vickie Propst and her husband, Richard; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren with one on the way. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Wayne Charles Dorsey

Services for Verdigris native Wayne Charles Dorsey will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at Verdigris Assembly of God. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his wife, Bea, who passed away on March 28 of this year. Friends may visit at Rice Funeral Service from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. Wayne passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. He was 86.

On Aug. 16, 1921, Wayne was born into the large and loving family of Albert and Stella Dorsey. After his school years, Wayne began working alongside his brothers.

As a young man he entered the Air Force, serving during WWII. After receiving an honorable discharge, Wayne made his home in New York.

On Nov. 24, 1945 he married Beatrice Caron and began a career as a machinist with Gleason Works. After more than 30 years he retired and returned to Oklahoma, where he spent his days taking care of his beloved Bea.

Those activities that occupied his spare time through the years were hunting, fishing and golf.

Wayne is survived by his siblings, Rev. Buford and Dorothy Dorsey, Albert �Chick� and Ellen Dorsey, and Wanda Dalton, all of Verdigris; Rev. Don and Norma Dorsey and Bill and Laverne Dorsey of Claremore; Ima Butler and Wesley of Wichita, and sister-in-law, June Dorsey, Verdigris. He was preceded by his parents, his wife, Bea, brother Jody and sister Rema Scott.

ROBERT EUGENE MATHEWS, SR.

Robert Eugene Mathews, Sr., resident of Claremore, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in Claremore, at the age of 58.

He was born Oct. 23, 1949 in Exeter, Calif., to Edward and Willa Dean (Wallace) Mathews. He was reared and completed his high school education while living in California.

Robert was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Army. He was married Aug. 1, 1970 in Dillon, S.C., to Paula Vath. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics and earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree as a quality control technician in 1992.

In 2003 he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Quality Control and Quality Assurance at Kennedy-Western University. He spent most of his life as an aeronautical and quality assurance manager for over 30 years.

Robert enjoyed woodworking and a variety of outdoor pastimes including fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

Loving family members include his wife of 37 years, Paula, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert E. Mathews, Jr. and his wife Angela, and Paul Mathews and his wife Tammy, both of Claremore; one daughter, Cara Ogden, of Claremore; eight grandchildren, Brittany Mathews, Ashley Mathews, Zachary Lewis, Stephanie Mathews, Michael Mathews, Emilee Mathews, Erin Mathews, Justin Jones, and a soon-to-be great-grandchild; two brothers, Larry Mathews and Richard Mathews, both of Joplin, Mo., and one sister, Colleen Fugate, of Joplin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Steve Mathews.

Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 29, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, with Pastor Dean Tucker officiating. Committal services and interment followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Serving as casket bearers were Robert E. Mathews, Jr., Richard Mathews, Jason Coleman, Michael Mathews, Zackary Lewis, Paul Mathews, Bobby Coleman, Craig Wright and Justin Jones. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

SHEARER, JOSEPH A., 80, Claremore died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial, Washington Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ROBBINS, RAYMOND ELLSWORTH, 73, Big Cabin, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his home. He was an aeronautical engineer. Service 4 p.m. Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

GARDNER, RUBY LEE, Bluejacket, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. Servuce 10 a.m. today, Thomas Funeral Home, Welch. Burial, Bluejacket Cemetery.

INTEMANN, WALTER WALDEN, 85, Tacora Hills community, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Talala Christian Church. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

TAYLOR, GERALDINE "GERRY", 85, of Tulsa and formerly of Claremore, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Church of Christ, Claremore. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

WALKER, PATSY M., 51, Claremore, died Thursday, January 13, 2000. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial Tuesday 11 a.m., Weaver Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. Vistation at the funeral home noon until 6 p.m. today.

LEWIS, CHESTER O., 80, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000. Services held Friday at First Baptist Church, Turley.

HICKS, HAZEL S., 96, Claremore, grandmother of Richard Hicks of Tulsa, died Saturday, January 15, 2000. Services Tuesday 3 p.m., Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. She was a retired warehouse supervisor for the government.

BROWER, LLOYD HENRY, JR., 74, Tulsa, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. Services 2 p.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery. Moore's Southlawn Chapel.

WALKER, PATSY M., 51, Claremore, died Thursday, January 13, 2000. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

COOPER, LINDA, 45, Tulsa, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. She was a sales representative. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Chapel. Burial, Winganon Cemetery. Vistation available at funeral home today until 8 p.m.

CAMPBELL, CATHERINE CLARA, 92, Big Cabin, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, sanctuary of the White Oak Foursquare Church. Burial, family plot in at Big Cabin Cemetery. Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.

EDWARD VERNON WEBB, 60, Claremore resident and crew chief mechanic for American Airlines, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel; burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday until 8 p.m.

CHARLES "CHARLIE" MARVIN MALAN, 58, Claremore resident and supervisor at Gaffey, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at the Ft. Gibson national Cemetery under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

MATTHEWS, LUCILLE, 94, Claremore. died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2000. She was a waitress. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Claremore. Burial, Sallisaw City Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RUGGLES, ROBERT L., former Claremore resident, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Services 11 a.m.Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Rev. Dennis Ritchie officiating. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery.

POPE, OPAL A., 81, Claremore, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999. Memorial services 10 a.m. Saturday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, Claremore. Rice Funeral Service.

PARKS, DORCAS JENETTA, 90, Chelsea, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Bethel Holiness Church, Chelsea. Burial, Dawes Cemetery, Chelsea. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

RUGGLES. ROBERT, 77, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Retired engineer. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery.

MATTHEWS, LUCILLE, 94, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Claremore Indian Hospital. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CALICO, DENISE JANE, 46, Inola homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Highland Cemetery. Pastor John Arthur officiating. Inola Funeral Home.

NAVECK, RAYMOND THOMAS, JR., 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.

RAYBON, ERIE ANDERSON, 88, Claremore, died Monday. Memorial service, 2 p.m., New Hope Church of God, Claremore. Burial, Opp, Ala. Claremore Funeral Home.

JOHNSTON, JOANNA, 74, Talala homemaker, died Monday, Jan 3, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Rabbs Creek Baptist Church. Oologah Funeral Home.

MULLINS, BEATRICE JESSIE, 82, Claremore housewife, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Claremore Funeral Home. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

CLYMA, DOROTHY, Houston, Texas, formerly of Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Claremore. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery.

Edgar Samuel Rubrecht

Edgar Samuel Rubrecht was born July 16, 1917 to Edgar Lafayette Rubrecht and Daisy Conner Rubrecht in Bowie, Texas.

He died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at his home at the age of 89.

Ed is survived by his wife Jean of the home. His children, Sharon Kaye Pratt and her husband Robert of Weatherford, Okla., Bobbie Anne Haller of Loco, Okla., Carolyn Renee Morris of Talihina, Okla., and Johnnie Edgar Rubrecht and his wife Melissa of Loco, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW 5th District Rifle Squad.

Richard Floyd �Rich� Dawes

Funeral service for Richard Floyd �Rich� Dawes will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Cowboy Junction, Vinita, with Pastor Wade Markham officiating. Burial will follow in Dawes Cemetery, Chelsea, under the direction of the Chelsea Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be at the funeral home 1-8 p.m. Friday, and the family will greet friends 6-8 p.m.

Rich died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at his home in Vinita at the age of 60.

He was survived by his wife, Bert of the home; daughter, Karri Dawes and husband, J.J. Puente of Garland, Texas; son, Rich Dawes and fiancee, Courtney Allen of Vinita; sister, Betty Brookshier of Chelsea; brothers, Jim Dawes and wife, Audrey of Chelsea, and Bob Dawes and wife, Beverly of Claremore; one granddaughter; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Billy Ray �Bill� Ogden Sr.

Services for Billy Ray �Bill� Ogden Sr., will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 at First Assembly of God. Rev. Jack Covert and Rev. Earl Skaggs will share words of comfort. Burial will follow under the direction of Rice Funeral Service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m.

Bill went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006. He was 62.

Born in Tulsa on Sept. 16, 1944 to Buell James �B.J.� and Bertha Lucille (Rutherford) Ogden, Bill was reared and educated in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School. As a student at Tulsa Technical College, Bill met classmate Carol Baker and both knew immediately that their futures lay together. On Dec. 29, 1964 the two were married. Tulsa was their first home, then Claremore and Las Vegas. After two years in Las Vegas, where Bill worked as a carpet cleaner, the family returned �home� to Claremore. Bill worked for 15 years as plant manager at Anchor Concrete, six years as manager of Mistletoe Express, he was a temporary mail carrier, and was a school bus driver for Claremore Public Schools. Bill found time to be heavily involved in Boy Scouts of America. More than 30 Eagle Scouts were mentored by Bill as they worked to achieve that lofty goal.

Three sons and one daughter blessed the Ogden home, and Bill kept them close, involving his three sons in all his favorite activities � scouting, outdoor activities, four-wheeling, and hunting. As a booster club volunteer, he worked in various concession stands to help raise funds for Claremore High School �s dance team. He became known as �the concession stand police� because of his careful accounting for each drink cup and every bag of chips.

Lovingly called �Mr. O� by many Claremore students, Boy Scouts and family friends, Bill was known as a character who always had a trick up his sleeve. His yodeling or Donald Duck impressions were guaranteed crowd pleasers. There wasn�t one time that he didn�t make his grandchildren laugh by picking on the waitress� at various restaurants. Bill attended all of his grandchildren�s events and had a special relationship with each of them and many of their friends.

�Mr. O� or �Pa� is survived by his best friend, wife, Carol, of their home in Claremore; his sons and their wives, Billy and Cathy Ogden of Claremore, Tobby and Janel Ogden of Black Forrest, Colo., and Buddy and Kristi Ogden, of Claremore; ten grandchildren, Bethany, Alex, J.J., Sammi Jo, Kacee, Tyler, Gregory, Meredith, Chris, McKenzie and soon to be born, Cade; his sister, Betty Hickman of Hot Springs, Ark.; his mother-in-law, Minnie Baker, of Claremore; several brother and sister-in-laws, several nieces and nephews and many more who lovingly called him Grandpa or �Pa.�

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.J., and Bertha, daughter, Beth who passed away on Dec. 9, 1967; his sister, Opal; and two nephews, Steven and Tony.

FICKEN, KYLE MICHAEL, 9, a student from Sand Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. Service Friday, 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Research. Claremore Funeral Home.

FAULKNER, FOREMAN, 94, Pawhuska, Claremore native, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Pawhuska Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home.

CLONINGER, LELIA, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIS, WARNER D., 55, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. He was employed by Tulsa Refurbishment. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

BRUMBACK, WILLARD FRANCIS, 83, Chelsea, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000. Retired from Heston Corp. Service Tuesday 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Chelsea. Rev. Gary Conner officiating. Visitation Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

STOLHAND, RUSSEL VICTOR, 72, Boise, brother of Marcia Easterling of Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000. Service held Friday, Cloverdale Funeral Home. Burial, Cloverdale Memorial Park.

HENRY, ARVIE H., 88, Duncan, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Service Tuesday 9 a.m., Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore.

BITSKO, LOTTIE, --, Claremore, retired teacher, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HOLMAN, J.R., 93, Claremore, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000. Retired machinist. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Hilldale Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BITSKO, LOTTIE M., 71, a retired teacher for Claremore Public Schools, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LAWSON, MINNIE MARY, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bethel Tabernacle. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery.

HARALSON, DONITA, 42, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Service Wednesday, 2 p.m., Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIS, DANNY, 55, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. He was an employee of Pratt and Whitney Tulsa Refurbishment. Service Monday, 10 a.m., Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Tuesday, noon.

BRUMBACK, WILLARD FRANCIS, 83, Chelsea, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his home. Retired from Heston Corp. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Chelsea. Rev. Gary Conner officiating. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ROBERTS, DAVID GENE, 42, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott Smith Chapel. Burial, Sixkiller Cemetery, near Afton.

HARALSON, DONITA, 42, Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIS, WARNER D., 55, Claremore, employee of Tulsa Refurbishment, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

HOGAN, CHANCE MICHAEL, infant son of Julie and Michael Hogan, Broken Arrow, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at St. John's Hospital, Tulsa. Service held Friday at Calvary Cemetery Chapel, Tulsa. Nick Reynolds Funeral Service.

CHAISSON, LINDA M., 68, Claremore died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HEIDEL FRANCES, BERWIN, 85, Claremore, wife, of William Heidel, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Tulsa. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Floral Haven chapel, Broken Arrow.

ROBERTS, DAVID, 42, Claremore, a construction worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WEIBEL, FRANK, 86, Claremore, a carpenter, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PENNY, RICHARD "RICKY, 42, Claremore, a welder and brother of Patricia Castle, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000. Service 11 a.m., Thursday Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service.

ROTRAMEL, ROY FOSTER, 80, Claremore, an electrician/inspector, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PRICE, LOUIS J., 94. Albuquerque, N.M., died Saturday, Jan.22, 2000. Service Friday, 2 p.m., Imannuel Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque. Burial, Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque. French Mortuary, Albuquerque.

CHAISSON, LINDA, 68, Claremore, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. Service pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARSHALL, CHARLES R., 82, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Enid. Service 2 p.m. today, Woodlawn Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, Anthony, Kan.

SETTERS, FLORANCE, 87, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000. She was a homemaker. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

CRAWFORD, RICHARD, 75, Chelsea, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at the Claremore Veterans Center. He was a retired truck driver for Safeway Stores, Inc. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Chelsea. Reverends Richard Billings and Duane Cowan officiating. Burial, Dawes Cemetery, Chelsea. Visitation held today until 8 p.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PETERSON, DONALD F., 61, Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Chapel of Garden at Rice Funeral Service.

DECKARD, KENNETH GENE "PETE", 61, Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Faith Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BELLER, JUDY LEWIS died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden. Rice Funeral Service.

BUMP, NORMA JEAN, 62, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Bethel Tabernacle. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

McSPADDEN, HAROLD CAP, 84, Chelsea, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

DAWES, LULA, 72, Tulsa, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000. She was a homemaker. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Chelsea. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

COX, BLANCHE LOUISE, 75, Claremore, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Oologah. Claremore Funeral Home.

BUMP, NORMA J., 62, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. She was a homemaker. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

BRYANT, MARILYN "JUNE", 65, Inola, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. She was a retired machine operator. Service 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Inola with Rev. Mike Butler officiating. Burial, Highland Cemetery, Inola. Inola Funeral Home.

LEWIS, MAXINE, 71, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Claremore. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LUNSFORD, GLEN DEAN, 64, Nowata, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Oologah United Methodist Church. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Talala. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

SHEARHART, MAXINE, 60, Claremore, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Fairview Cemetery, Vinita. Rice Funeral Service.

SMITH, ELLA MARIE, 80, Chelsea, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. She was a nursing aide at Eastern State Hospital, Vinita. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. Burial, Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

WILLIAMS, MYRTLE MAY, 99, of Mulberry, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000 at the Thorne Care Center in Hutchinson, Kan. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mulberry United Methodist Church. Burial, rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry. Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, Kan.

TUCKER, BILLIE ROBERT, 63, Avant, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Friends Church, Ramona. Burial, Ramona Cemetery. Collinsville Funeral Home.

SORENSEN, GENE, 75, Claremore, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Baptist Church, Tulsa. burial, Lone Elm Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

GORMAN, IRENE H., Catoosa, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. Memorial service 7 p.m. Saturday, Moore Funeral Home Eastlawn Chapel, Tulsa.

ALLEN, ANTHONY JOSEPH "TONY", 31, Claremore, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Moore Memory Chapel, Tulsa. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.

NEELY, OPAL MARIE, 77, Claremore, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. She was a retired certified nursing aide. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Condon Grove Cemetery, east ofTishomingo. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service

ALANIZ, ALFREDO "FRED", 42, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 in Tulsa. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Washington Cemetery, Claremore.

FRANKLIN, MARTHA B., 89, Claremore, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Hilldale Baptist Church, Claremore. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

KENDRICK, ETHEL MABLE, 86, Skiatook, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at the Sequoyah Pointe Living Center. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Chapel, Broken Arrow. Burial, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Garden of Faith.

COBB, MARY LOU, 55, Catoosa, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000. She was a bookkeeper for Admiral Auto Salvage. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church, Inola. Burial, Highland Cemetery, Inola. Inola Funeral Home.

GORMAN, IRENE, 86, Claremore, mother of Pamela and husband Lee Closson, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Rolling Hills Care Center, Catoosa. Memorial service 7 p.m. Saturday at Moores Eastlawn Chapel, Tulsa.

COBB, MARY L., 55, of Catoosa, died Friday, February 18, 2000. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BUNN, ELVA KATE, 81, Bartlesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Colonial Chapel, Neekamp Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore.

BULLOCK, PEGGY, 52, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kellyville First Baptist Church. Rice Funeral Service.

MASON, FLORA LUELLA, 80, Chelsea, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

McCLENDON, BESSIE OLETA, 87, Claremore, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, Nowata. Burial, Nowata Memorial Park. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

MULLEN, O.H. "Kayo", 88, Arlington, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. Service held Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington..

LONG, J.B., 72, Turley, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000. Service Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, Turley United Methodist Church. Burial, Osage Gardens Cemetery, Skiatook. Johnson Funeral Home.

GARVEY, JAMES S., 72, Claremore, father and father-in-law of Claremore residents Mark and Mary Garvey, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Rice Funeral Service.

BUSTER, FRANK D., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Salina. Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.

LEHMAN, HOWARD DEAN, of Claremore, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. today, Memorial Park Chapel. Oliver-Whisenhunt.

GARVEY, JAMES S., 72, Claremore, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. He was a retired funeral director and truck driver. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Rice Funeral Service.

BECK, LOUISE, 73, Chelsea, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Chelsea Epworth United Methodist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

SNYDER, BILLIE RUTH, 62, Catoosa, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. She was a homemaker. Service 3 p.m. Monday, Catoosa Church of Christ. Burial, Wooford Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

SNETHEN, BERT E., 69, Claremore, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. Service 3 p.m. Tulsa Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Rice Funeral service.

FRY, ALICE MAY, 76, formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000. Services held Feb. 3, 2000, at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg, Ohio. Burial, Miami Valley Memory Gardens.

FRY, LLOYD C., JR., 77, formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000. Services held Feb. 3, 2000, at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg, Ohio. Burial, Miami Valley Memory Gardens.

GARVEY, JAMES S., 72, Claremore, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

RICE, CHEYENNE FAY, 18-month-old infant of Lewis and Katrina Rice of Nowata, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. Service Thursday, 2 p.m., Benjamin Funeral Chapel, Nowata. Burial, Nowata Re-located Cemetery.

WEBBER, HAROLD A., 88, Gainesville, Texas, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. Service Wednesday, 3 p.m., Dewey Cemetery. Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

DAVIS, JOSEPH "WALT', 79, Chelsea, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. He was a retired builder. Private family services will be held. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ENGLAND-THOMPSON, NORMA, M., 67, died Dec. 23, 1999. Service held at Lone Chapel church, Dec. 26, 1999. Burial, Lone Chapel Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, MEREDITH EDWIN "BUD" Jr., 71, Claremore, died at his home Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. He was the director of the City of Claremore and Rogers County Planning Commission. Service pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

COX, GEORGE W. , 75, retired Rockwell International, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

DUNLAP, EFFIE, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

LEWIS, J.W., 78, retired builder and Lewis Grocery owner, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sequoyah Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

COOK, JUANITA ELARIE, 78, died Saturday, April 1, 2000. Service held Tuesday, April 4, 2000, Chapel of the Garden. burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

JONES, DOROTHY, 61, Claremore, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church, Beggs. Burial, Beggs City Cemetery. Spivey-McClendon Funeral Home, Beggs.

GUADAGNO, CHARLES "CHUCK", 83, Claremore, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

TURNER, RONNIE HOWARD, died Saturday, April 1, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Washington Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

HURST, OTHEL "BOB" NELSO, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Claremore First United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

ROBERTS, EDWARD G., 79, Delaware, died Saturday morning, March 25, 2000, at the Claremore Indian Hospital. Service is 2 p.m. today, Benjamin Funeral Chapel, Nowata. Burial Ball Cemetery, Childers, Okla.

LAWHORN, A.D., 79, Claremore resident and retired construction superintendent, died Friday, March 24, 2000 at his home. Services are pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CARACCI, AUGUST P. "AUGIE," 56, Chelsea resident and assistant manager at Git-n-Go, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. today, at the American Legion Hall, Claremore. Services under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

McDONALD, ERNEST CLIFTON, 86, Claremore, died Friday, March 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Okmulgee cemetery. Rice Funeral Serivce.

PATRICK, RUTH, 68, died Friday, March 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Sageeyah Baptist Church. Burial, Sageeyah Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CARACCI, AUGUST P., 56, Chelsea, died Frid ay, March 24, 2000. Service pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LAWHORN, A.D., 79, Claremore, died Friday, March 24, 2000. Retired construction worker. Service pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HOLLAND, HOUSTON H., 80, died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Tulsa. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Claremore. Claremore Funeral Home.

BOONE, DANIEL, 82, Collinsville, died Tuesday, March 21. Graveside rites are today at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rice Funeral Service.

MORGAN, CHLOETTA D., 72, died Wednesday, March 22. Service pending with Rice Funeral Service.

BIBLE, RUBY IRENE, 79, longtime Chelsea resident died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Colonial Care Center, Chelsea. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, march 22, First Baptist church with Rev. Richard Billings officiating. Burial at Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday until 8 p.m., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services, Claremore.

WALKER, EVELYN, 79, died Monday, March 20, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Burial to follow. Family will receive friends at Rice Funeral Service 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

STEIN, ROBERT "ROBBIE" Michael, 14, Verdigris, died Friday, March 17, 2000. Services Tuesday, March 21, Church of the Nazarene. Visitation Monday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family from 5-8 p.m. Burial at Graceland Memorial Park in Owasso under the direction of Rice Funeral Service

MCCAW, CRYSTAL BELLE MILLER, 90, Collinsville homemaker, mother of Annabelle Vanaman of Claremore, died Friday, March 17, 2000. Services pending, Collinsville Funeral Home.

YOUNG, Bill "Willie," 67, Oologah, mechanic, died Friday, March 17, 2000. Service 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 21 at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial Washington Cemetery, Foyil, Claremore Funeral Home.

SANTEE, ADA MARIE, 86, Chelsea, mother of Lil Cochran and mother-in-law of Jim Cochran, died Thursday, March 16, 2000. Service Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, Chelsea. Burial Chelsea Cemetery, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

MAY-TOWER, TABITHA, 30, Chelsea, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. Service pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SANTEE, ADA MARIE, 86, Chelsea, mother of Lil Cochran and mother-in-law of Jim Cochran, died Thursday, March 16, 2000. Service pending with Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

MAY-TOWER, TABITHA, 30, Chelsea, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. Service pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ALDRIDGE, W. M. (Speedy), 79, Claremore, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

FOWLER, BERNIECE M., 88, mother of Larry Fowler and wife, Cheryl, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000. She was a retired cook. Service 2 p.m.Friday, Oswego Cemetery, Oswego, Kan. Friends may visit the funeral home Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6:40 to 8 p.m.

GARZA, MANUEL VINCENTE, Sr., 58, an oil field rigger, died Saturday, March 11, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lone Elm Cemetery, Claremore. Claremore Funeral Home.

CASEY, NANCY MARIE, 41, Claremore, a waitress, died Sunday, March 12, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Washington Cemetery, Claremore.

TRICKEY, JEWELL, 84, Claremore, died Friday, March 10, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Big Cabin Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BRUCE, DONALD RAY, 44, Claremore, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000. He worked for Yuba Heat and Transfer, Tulsa. Service1 p.m. Friday, Memorial park Cemetery. Rev. Chris Philbeck officiating. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HENSON, DREW ZANDER, 21/2 months, Chelsea, child of Jonathan and Coella McClure Henson, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. Graveside services Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m. Visitation schedule Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon at Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

LAYTON, Jolene "Mikie," 52, Talala, Western Clothing Store manager, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, Fairview Cemetery, Oologah Funeral Home. FANCHER, LEONA M., 92, of Sayre and former Claremore resident, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Ward's Grove Cemetery, Foyil. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARTIN, CLIFFORD EUGENE, 85, a farmer and rancher from Chelsea, died Friday, Mrch 3, 2000. Service was held Monday, First Baptist Church, Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

RAGER, MILDRED, 79, Claremore, mother of Joy Kay Rager, Claremore, died Friday, March 3, 2000. Cremation. Floral Haven Funeral Home, Broken Arrow.

KANADY, ROY McCLURE, 90, Claremore, died Sunday, March 5, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Resthaven Memory Gardens.

FANCHER, LEONA, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Sayre. Service pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EBARDT, TOMMY LEE JR., 24, Claremore, died Saturday, March 4, 2000. He was a horsetrainer and jockey for Wayne Selles. Memorial Service held Monday in Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel

FISHER, BOBBY CHARLES, 71, Chelsea, died Thursday, March 2, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

KNIGHT, NOLA B. (WOFFORD), 82, Collinsville, died Wednesday March 1, 2000. She was a retired nursing aide at Collinsville Memorial Hospital. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Collinsville First Baptist Church. Collinsville Funeral Home.

FAULKNER, ANNA MAY 79, Claremore, died Sunday, April 30, 2000. She was a homemaker. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow. Claremore Funeral Home.

KEY, GLENN E. 85, Claremore, died Sunday, April 30, 2000. Graveside service Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rice Funeral Service.

HORNER, "BILL" W.P. 94, died Sunday, April 30, 2000. He was a railroad man. Services Thursday 10:30 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church. Burial , Memorial Park Cemetery , Muskogee. Rice Funeral Service.

BITSKO, JOHN JACKSON, 74, died Friday, April 28, 2000, in St. John's Hospital. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Victory Temple. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JONES, THELMA THOMPSON, 85, Inola homemaker, died Wednesday, April 28, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, First Baptist Church, Inola. Rice Funeral Service.

DREW, REUBEN, SR, 80, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000. Services 11 a.m., Monday, May 1, at Mt. Zion Church, Claremore. Burial at Brushy Creek, Chouteau. Claremore Funeral Home.

HUBBARD, DELBERT ODELL, 47, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000. in Boone, Iowa. Graveside service Monday, May 1, at Highland Cemetery, Inola, under the direction of Inola Funeral Home.

SINOR, PRESTON LEON, SR., 48, woodcutter, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000. No services planned. Rice Funeral Service.

HENDREX, JAMES WILLIAM, 32, Inola, formerly of Adair, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Hillcrest Medical Center. Service is 2 p.m. Friday in the North Elliott Church of God, Pryor. Burial in the Old Adair Cemetery, west of Adair, under the direction of The Jim Green Funeral Home, Pryor.

KELLY, THOMAS WILLIAM JR., 78, Claremore, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000. Service Friday, 1 p.m., in the Floral Haven Chapel, 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow.

CARNES, CLARA NICHOLS, 90, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000. Service Friday 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

SHARP, PAULINE, 99, Chelsea, died Thursday, April 20,2000, in Northwest Nursing Center in Oklahoma City. Services Saturday 11 a.m. in Chelsea Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial in Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MATTINGLY, CARL B., 77, retired from Agrico, died Sunday, April 23, 2000. Private family service was held 10 a.m., today at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

UPDEGRAFF, CECIL W., 91, longtime Claremore resident, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MILDREN, DWIGHT EDWIN, 80, Foyil resident died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his home. Services were held today 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Chelsea. Burial at Ward's Grove Cemetery, Foyil, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SETTERS, DELBERT LEE, Claremore, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Lone Elm Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GLADFELTER, VICTORINE, Emporia, Kansas, died April 5, 2000. Graveside servide 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Patio Garden of Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia. Memorial Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Carlson Funeral Home.

HAMBRICK, FRANKIE, Catoosa, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Denbo Cemetery, Catoosa. Rice Funeral Service.

GRIFFITH, VIRGINIA MAE, 89, Grove, died Friday, April 14, 2000. Services were held Monday at the Grove First Baptist Church. Interment in the Olympus Cemetery under the direction of Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay.

DOYLE, DEBRA L. (SISCO), 48, Claremore resident, died Tuesday April 18, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Service 11 a.m. Friday in Word Outreach Center in Verdigris. Burial Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SETTERS, DELBERT L., 78, Claremore resident, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Claremore Nursing Home. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HANEY, DOUGLAS EUGENE, 54, lifetime Claremore resident and cabinetmaker, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at the Claremore Indian Hospital. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Lone Elm Cemetery. Visitation today until 8 p.m. at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

FORSYTH, ETTA GORDON, 93, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services Thursday, April 20, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

WILSON, ROBERT, 65, Johnson City, Tenn., nephew of Jessie Lingenfelter of Claremore, died April 13, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Pryor.

PENNY, HERBERT, 73, Wagoner (formerly of Claremore), died Sunday, April 16. Services today at First Baptist Church. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

GARDNER, WILLIS WAYNE, 72, Craig County resident, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital, Muskogee. Service was today at 10 a.m. in the Thomas Chapel, Welch. Burial in the Bluejacket Cemetery. The Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, directing.

WILSON, ROBERT, 65, formerly of the the Claremore area and nephew of Jessie Lingenfelter, died. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

TURNER, BETTE J., 66, died Friday, April 14, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Inola First Baptist Church. Burial, Highland Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

SELBY, RON, 64, Claremore died Tuesday, April 11, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church. Burial, Lone Elm Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

MAJORS, CONNIE JO, 56, Vada Point, northeast of Talala, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Ball Cemetery, Childers. Benjamin Funeral Service.

WEST, HENRY "BUDDY" ELDON, 81, a Chelsea farmer, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000. Graveside services Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m., at the Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

COOPER, BEATRICE AMANDA, 73, Claremore, a homemaker, died Thursday, April 6, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sand Ridge Cemetery, Claremore. Jim Green Funeral Home, Pryor.

DYER, SANDRA "SANDI", Oologah, died Saturday, April 8, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Cleveland. Rice Funeral Service.

PATTON, EVADEN MOHN, a former Chelsea resident, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Carson City, Nev. Service Saturday, 2 p.m., April 8, 2000, at the Chelsea Methodist Church, Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Walton's Funeral Home, Carson City, Nev. and Claremore Funeral Home.

TRAPP, LILLIE FAYE, 62, Foyil, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Service Friday, April 7,2000, Owalla Road Baptist Church. Burial, Garden of Chimes East, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BEAR, FRANK CHANDLER, 66, died Monday, April 3, 2000. memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday, Ashbury Methodist Building Church, Tulsa. Moore's Southlawn Chapel.

BARD, JENNIE MAY, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services were today, Tuesday, April 4, at the Chelsea Presbyterian Church, Rev. Ann Wasson officiating. Burial in Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SUMMERS, RONALD E., 61, Oologah truck driver, died Sunday, April 1, 2000, at his residence. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.\

DAVIS, FRANK "DAV", 71, Claremore, died Saturday, April 1, 2000. He was retired from theU.S. Army. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Woodlawn cemetery.

GANGNIER, JESSE MAXINE, 66, Tulsa, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at St. John's Medical Center. Services are pending, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

COX, OSCAR WHEELER, 82, Claremore, laundry attendant at Tubs "n Suds, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Spirit of Grace Fellowship. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GARDNER, TOBY KEITH, infant son of Timothy and Martha Gardner, Chelsea, died Friday, May 26, 2000, in Tulsa. Graveside services Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Shady Grove Cemetery, near Chelsea, under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home.

CONLEY, VIRGINIA HAZEL, 77, Chelsea, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Craig General Hospital. She was a retired employee of Eastern State Hospital. Services Thursday, 2 p.m., in the sanctuary of Bethel Holiness Church, Chelsea, Bro. David Perry officiating. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Service.

JOHNSTON, ROBERT WILLIAM JR., 83, Blue Mound, Kan., died Monday, May 29, 2000, at St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Memorial service Friday, 11 a.m., at the Coffel-Schneidor Chapel, Mound City, Kan.

REED, RUBIA OPAL, 94, Nowata, brother of Cleetus Ward of Claremore, died Saturday, May 27, 2000 at her home. Services today at Hilldale Christian Church of Nowata under direction of Benjamin Funeral Service.

CHERYL L. SIMS, 47, receiving manager for Claremore Wal-Mart, died May 25. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel; visitation Sunday 1-6 p.m., Monday noon-6 p.m., and Tuesday 8 a.m.-noon.

JOE TRACY BOWERS, 43, former Claremore resident died May 25 in Glencoe. Services 5 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Stillwater, Strode Funeral Home.

BOWERS, JOE TRACY, 43, Glencoe, son of Frank and tracia Bowers and brother of Beverly Cheshier of Claremore, died Thursday, May 25, 2000. Service pending with Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater.

McDARIS, THELMA J., 38, Claremore, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services are Friday, at 10 a.m., at Wright Funeral Home Chapel in Coweta. Rev. Junior Replogle officiating.

MELL, WALTER F. SR., 68, Tulsa, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000. He was retired, from Trinity Industries as a machinist. Friends may visit until 8 p.m., tonight, and until 11 a.m., Friday, at the Rice Funeral Home. Services are Friday, 2 p.m., at Inola United Methodist Church. Burial, at Highland Cemetery, Inola.

KESTER, JOHN, ROBERT, 57, Oologah, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital, in Muskogee. Services are Friday, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, in Nowata, under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service.

TANDY, JERRY, R., 56, Claremore, died Thursday, May 18, 2000. Memorial services Saturday, at 2 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

MELL, WALTER, 68, Claremore, (husband of Betty McKinney Mell), died Tuesday, May 23, 2000. Services are pending, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

AZIERE, JOHN CELESTINE, 85, Tulsa, died May 20, 2000. Services Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Memorial Mass at St. Frances Xavier Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church.

MASHBURN, RONALD, 63, Claremore, died early Wednesday, May 17, 2000. Graveside services are Friday, at Owalla Cemetery, under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

LAW, IRVIN WAYNE, 62, former Claremore Progress press room superintendent, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

BEAL, EMMERY WILLIAM, 75, Inola, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. He was a retired lead mechanic for Continental Airlines. Graveside services Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Floral Haven Cemetery, Rev. Tommy Landsaw officiating. Under the direction of Inola Funeral Home.

THOMAS "GILLY" WILLIAM, 91, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. He was a former employee, with Douglas Aircraft. Graveside services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

DRAKE, IMOGENE FERN, 71, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Claremore Indian Hospital. She was a nutritionist. Services Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at Piney Baptist Church, in Jay. Revs. John Gonzales and DeWitt Teehee officiating. Burial at Piney Cemetery, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PATRICK, JoANNE, 66, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at her home. Services Tuesday, at 10 a.m., Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Combs Cemetery, in Combs, Ark.

LITTLEFIELD, JAMES "ELDON," 58, Claremore, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Services Friday, 10 a.m., Chapel of the Garden, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Burial, at 4 p.m., Verden Cemetery.

BRIDWELL, EVA JEAN, 75, Claremore native, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Hilltop Nursing Home, in Harrison, Ark. Graveside service Wednesday, 11 a.m., Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott Smith.

MINNIEAR, ISAAC, OSCAR "CHIEF" JR., 84, Cherryvale, Kan., died Sunday May 7, 2000. He worked as a oil field and crane operator, for Chanute Manufacturing. Services Saturday, June 10, 2000, 2 p.m., Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

WHITNEY, ALVIN, 68, Claremore, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service Thursday, 10 a.m. Victory Temple Assembly of God Church. Rice Funeral Service.

DOZIER, CAROL M., 46, Claremore, died Friday, May 5, 2000. Services were today at 10 a.m., Chapel of the Garden, at Rice Funeral Service. Burial at Winganon Cemetery, in Chelsea.

WILSON, FLORENCE MARIE, 63, Claremore, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. Services were Monday, at 2 p.m., Good News Tabernacle, Chelsea. Claremore Funeral Home.

FERGUSON, LLOYD W., 86, Claremore, died Thursday May 4, 2000. Graveside service Monday, 10 a.m., Llano Cemetery Chapel, Amarillo, Texas. Earthman's Southwest Chapel.

WILSON, FLORENCE, 63, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. Memorial service Monday 2 p.m. at Good News Tabernacle, Chelsea. Under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

THOMAS-RIGGS, CHRISTINA MARIE, 28, sister of Elizabeth Nottingham, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, in Arkansas. Services were Saturday at Wright Funeral Home Chapel in Coweta. Burial in Vernon Cemetery.

DELOZIER, CAROL, 46, homemaker, died Friday, May 5, 2000. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Winganon Cemetery, Foyil, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

SMITH JR., C.H., 71, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. at his home. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at First Baptist church. Burial at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

HAUGHT, JOHN RAYMOND, 84, Claremore, died Monday, May 1, 2000. Graveside services were Thursday, 2 p.m., Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

DENNIS,MONTANA LAVELL, infant son of Mike and Jennifer Dennis of Foyil, died Wednesday, May. 3, 2000. Service Friday 2 p.m., Foyil Baptist Church. Graveside service at Washington Cemetery, under the direction of Rice Funeral Home.

MELLETT, JOYCE E. 77, died Sunday April 30, 2000. No services are planned.

SMITH, C.H., 71, died Wednesday May 3, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

PEBSWORTH, SHIRLEY, 59, died Wednesday May 3, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

VOSBERG, LARRY, 64, died Tuesday May 2, 2000. Memorial service Saturday, 2 p.m., First Christain Church. Claremore Funeral Home.

JENKINS, ROSA ELLA, 104, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Claremore Nursing Home. Services are Friday 2 p.m. at Butler-Stumpff Chapel, Tulsa, 2103 E. 3rd St. Graveside service is private.

STEPHENS, MARY O., 94, Henryetta, died Sunday, June 25, 2000. She was a retired nurse. Services Wednesday, 10 a.m. Jones Funeral Home, in Wilburton.

THOMAS FRANKLIN OSMENT JR., 74, Claremore native and former resident, died Friday, June 23, 2000, in Nowata. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery of Claremore, Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

FORMHALS, OOWALA (RIDER), 80, died 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2000. at her family residence in Albuqueque, N.M. Services were Saturday at the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery. Arnold Moore Funeral Service, Bartlesville.

DAUGHERTY, MARION F., 90, Vinita, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Grove Medical Center. He had owned and operated his own contracting company. Services Saturday, 10 a.m., at the chapel of Luginbuel Funeral Home. Burial at the family plot, Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.

PHILLIPS, OLETA A., 82, Claremore, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa. She was a retired assembly worker at Tinker Air Force Base. Services Thursday, Falling Springs Church (west of Decatur, Ark.), 2 p.m. Burial at Decatur Cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home, Rogers Ark.

CLARKE, W.L., 82, Collinsville, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000. He was a welder/inspector for Pipeliner's Local #798. Services Friday, 10 a.m., at Collinsville Community Church.

Martin, John D., 92, Claremore, died Saturday, June 17, 2000. Services are pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

Moore, Vivian, 75, Foyil, died Friday, June 16, 2000, in Tulsa. Services, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, Miracles of Love Church in Foyil. Visitation, Monday, 1-8 p.m. at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home. Burial, Ward's Grove Cemetery in Foyil.

BUCKALOO, RAYMOND CLARENCE, 70, died Thursday, June 15, 2000 in Tulsa. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Washington Cemetery.

INGRAM, DAVID ROBERT, 64, of Tulsa, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000. He was a retired Master Sargent for the U.S. Air Force. Graveside services Friday, 10 a.m., Resthaven Cemetery, Sperry.

BROWN, ROBERT JAMES, 38, Claremore, son of Lowell Brown, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000. Graveside services 10 a.m., Friday, at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday 1-5 p.m.

CROWDER, KATHERINE, 77, Claremore housewife, died Monday, June 12, 2000. Graveside service Tuesday 2 p.m., Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor. Interment following at Graham Memorial Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

PARKER, ETTA, 91, Claremore, a nurse aide, died Monday, June 12, 2000. Service Wednesday, 10 a.m., Claremore Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

DeVORE, EMMETT C., 86, longtime Big Cabin resident, farmer and minister, died Sunday, June 11, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Service Wednesday, 2 p.m., Condry Chapel, in Chelsea. Burial at Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m.

WALKER, NANCY SLOAN, 50, longtime Claremore resident, died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at her home. She was a realtor/owner of Robert Walker and Assoc. Private family service at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARTIN, GARY MICHAEL SR., 46, Inola resident and project developer for Tulsa Technology Center, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his home. Graveside service Wednesday 2 p.m., Highland Cemetery in Inola. Inola Funeral Home. Visitation from 1-6 p.m., at the funeral home.

CAMPBELL, DOLORES "LOLA," 81, Claremore native, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. She was a beautician in Claremore more than 50 years. Her parents, Agapito (Pete) and Torbia Rodriguez immigrated from Spain (her father in 1916, her mother two years later) and operated the Royal Cafe. Services Saturday, 10 a.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Father Paul Eichhoff officiating. Burial, Woodlawn cemetery. Visitation Friday from 1-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

CROUCH, LOWELL L., 66, retired upholsterer, 1952 Claremore graduate and member of the Nimmo family, died Friday, June 2, 2000, in San Jose, Calif. Born Dec. 7, 1933 in Claremore he has lived in Concord, Calif., and Port Townsend, Wash.

MINNIEAR, ISAAC OSCAR "CHIEF" JR., 84, resident of Cherryvale, Kan., oil field and crane operator for Chanute Manufacturing, died Sunday, June 4, 2000. Memorial service Saturday, 2 p.m. Seaman Blanke Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.

WHITAKER, ZETTA PEARL, 90, of Tulsa, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Convalescent Center in Tulsa. She was a retired machinist for LaBarge Steel Co. Graveside service, Friday, 10 a.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery with minister Robert Schulpe officiating. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CAMPBELL, DOLORES (LOLA), 81, lifelong Claremore resident, died Thursday, June 8, 2000. She was a beautician in Claremore for over 50 years. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CORLEY, LEO, 75, Claremore, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000. Graveside services 11 a.m., Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

CANTRELL, MARION C., 67, Tulsa, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in Tulsa. He was a local 205/welder. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Robert Simons Funeral Home, Henryetta. Interment at Sonora Cemetery.

WHITAKER, Zetta Pearl, 90, homemaker, formerly of Claremore, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000. Service pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

THOMAS DESSIE MARIE, 84, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Rosary service 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Mass of christian Burial 10 a.m., Thursday, June 8. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BATTENFIELD, RANDY DALE, 37, died Friday, June 2, 2000, in Muskogee. He was a diesel mechanic. Services were today at Foster's Ivory Chapel. Internment following at Boudinot Cemetery, Tahlequah, under the direction of Foster -Petering Funeral Home.

THOMAS, DESSIE MARIE, 84, Claremore, died Monday, June 5, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Claremore. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

SPRAGUE, NANCY TAYLOR, 88, died Sunday, June 4, 2000. Service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at First Baptist church. Visitation tonight until 8 p.m. at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery .

HUDSON, IMOGENE "IMO', 74, died Sunday, June 4, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Interment in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

HANSON, CHARLES FREEMAN, 73, Claremore, died Thursday, June 1, 2000. Services, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Chapel of the Garden. Rice Funeral Service. Interment,Washington Cemetery.

WERGIN, LENA, 94, Catoosa, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000. Richard Wergin and his wife Martha of Claremore. Graveside services, at Winner Cemetery in South Dakota.

ALEXANDER, AUDREY MAE, 82, homemaker and lifetime Rogers County resident, died Thursday, June 1, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BALLARD, LEROY, "RED" 70, former Chelsea resident, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home in Duluth, Minn. Services were Tuesday, May 2, at Duluth Gospel Tabernacle.

GANGNIER, JESSIE MAXINE, 66, formerly of Chelsea and Claremore, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa. Memorial service 2 p.m., Saturday, at First Christian Church, Chelsea, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WERGIN, LENA, 94, Claremore homemaker, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000. Service pending with Rice Funeral Service.

LEWIS, MARIE, wife of Billy Joe Lewis, died Monday, May 29, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

RIGGS, HARRY LEWIS, 77, Inola, retired accountant, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Inola Health Care Center. Services Thursday 10 a.m., Inola United Methodist Church. Burial will follow, at Highland Cemetery, Inola, under the direction of Inola Funeral Home.

LEWIS, WILLIAM RODNEY, 54, Claremore, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his home. He worked in sales at Redbud Bay Marina on Lake Oologah. Memorial services Wednesday, 11 a.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bristow, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith. Rev. Swift officiating.

KELLAMS, LeLAND LUCIUS, 90, Inola, retired carpenter, died Sunday, May 28, 2000. Graveside services Wednesday, 11 a.m., Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Rev. Paul Newton officiating.

DANIELS, GRACE M., 86, former Claremore resident, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. Graveside services Monday, 10 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Sand Springs. Claremore Funeral Home.

SHATTO, MARY M., 97, Claremore, died Friday, July 28, 2000. She was a homemaker. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

LOGSDON, NELL "LORENE," 77, Oologah/Talala, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000. Services Monday, 10 a.m., Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Visitation Sunday 4-6 p.m. Rice Funeral Service.

HICKS, RICHARD EDWARD SR., 79, Talala, died Friday, July 21, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Christian Church in Talala. Burial at Winganon Cemetery. Oologah Funeral Home.

MOORE, LESTER LEON, 63, Chelsea, died Saturday, July 22, 2000. Services 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial will follow in Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor at 12:30 p.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GRUBBS, KATHRYN "KAY," 59, Claremore, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa. She was the owner of Pink House Restaurant. Services Wednesday 2 p.m., St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Rev. Galen Lassiter officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MORGAN, MARY ELLEN, 89, Claremore, died Monday, July 24, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church in Claremore. Her nephew, Rev. Michael Bryant will officiate. Entombment at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service. Visitation until 8 p.m. today.

HICKS, RICHARD EDWARD, SR., 79, died Friday, July 21, 2000. Services pending. Oologah Funeral Home.

MOORE, LESTER LEON, 63, Chelsea banker, died Saturday, July 22, 2000. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Funeral Service.

DAVIDSON, DONNA, 71, died Friday, July 21, 2000. Service10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Monday, July 24, with family from 6-8 p.m. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

FARMER, BETTY JO NADINE, 76, Broken Arrow, died Sunday, July 16, 2000. Services Wednesday 10 a.m. Floral Haven Chapel, Broken Arrow. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery.

DeWITT, SADIE, 93, Chelsea, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000. She was a nurse's aide. Graveside service Saturday 10 a.m., at Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Claremore Funeral Home.

FOWLKES, FLORA E. (TRIGGER), 71, Inola resident, retired Rockwell International employee, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at home. Visitation until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services Wednesday, 10 a.m., Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow. Inola Funeral Home.

DICKSON, JACK DONALD, 69, Chelsea resident, retired Equifax employee, died Monday, July 17, 2000. Visitation Wednesday until 8 p.m. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SPRAGUE, ALLIE, 101, Chelsea, died Saturday July 15, 2000. She was a homemaker. Services Tuesday, 10 a.m., Assembly of God Church in Chelsea. Burial at Snider Cemetery, Chelsea. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

EMERICK, MARIE IDELLE (DAVIS), 95, Bartlesville, died Thursday, July 13, at Silver Lake Care Center in Bartlesville. Services were Monday at 10 a.m., in the sanctuary of Talala Christian Church. Pastor Tom C. Jones presided. Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Talala.

BOYD, HAZEL, 87, Claremore, died Saturday, July 15, 2000. Services Wednesday 10 a.m., First Baptist Church in Claremore. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

HALL, CORBIN ROY (BILL), 87, Adair, died Saturday July 15, 2000. He was a carpenter. Services Tuesday 2 p.m. Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Adair. Burial at Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RHEA, MAPEL GERTRUDE, 87, died Friday July 14, 2000. Services were Monday. Burial at Skiatook Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

LAFFERTY, MAMIE JOSEPHINE, 99, Stillwater, died Saturday July 15, 2000. Services Wednesday 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, 3:30 p.m. Strode Funeral Home.

SAUNOOKE, EVELYN L., 86, Claremore, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. She retired as a licensed practical nurse from Claremore Indian Hospital. Visitation Thursday 1-6 p.m. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Antler's Cemetery in Antler. Burial will follow. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HAWKINS, VERNA, 83, died Monday, July 10, 2000. She was a laborer with Ball Glass. Services today at the Church of Christ, Henryetta. Burial at Salt Creek Cemetery. Shurden Funeral Home, Henryetta.

KINSER, WILL J., 78, Inola, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. He was a retired mechanic. Services are pending. Inola Funeral Home.

PEDERSEN, NAOMI OUITA SHINN (PETE), widow of M.L. Pedersen, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, in Tulsa. Services held today at Moore's Eastlawn Chapel. Burial at Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

Roberts, Lula Virginia, 92, Claremore, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Claremore Funeral Home. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore.

Bradley-Adams, Ryan Scott, 21, Owasso, died Thursday, July 6, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Owasso. Interment, Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery, Owasso.

McSpadden, Trent, 64, Chelsea, died Friday, July 7, 2000. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Chelsea United Memorial Methodist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

KURSEY, GEORGE W., 71, Foyil, died Sunday, July 2, 2000. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Foyil. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

THOMPSON, KIMBERLY, 36, Claremore homemaker, died Sunday, July 2, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Tiawah Baptist Church. Burial Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RAKE, SHIRLEY ANN, 64, died Saturday, July 1, 2000. She was a charge aid at Collinsville Nursing Home. Services Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Collinsville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Collinsville Ridgeway Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

DUNLAP, PHILIP, 81, owner of Dunlap Body Shop, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Broken Arrow. Services 2 p.m. Friday, July 7. Rice Funeral Service Chapel.

ROSE, MARILYN Sue, 53, died Monday, July 3, 2000, died at her home in Foyil. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, Washington Cemetery, Foyil. Family will be at Rice Funeral Service Wednesday 6-8 p.m.

ALEXANDER, CHARLOTTE "CHARDI," 80, Owasso homemaker, died Thursday, June 29, 2000. Services Monday, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Collinsville. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m., on Sunday. Collinsville Funeral Home, Inc.

BROWN, JOE B., 52, Claremore, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Tulsa. Graveside services 10 a.m., Saturday, at Owalla Cemetery in Claremore. Claremore Funeral Home, Inc.

KIZER, WILMA E., 70, Claremore, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000. Services are Friday, 2 p.m., at the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

JOHNSON, RICHARD LEE, 62, Chelsea, died Saturday, June 24, 2000. He was a shop chief mechanic. Memorial services are Saturday, 4 p.m., at Assembly of God Church, Chelsea. Interment at Wann Cemetery, Oologah. Claremore Funeral Home.

BROWN, JOE B., 52, Claremore, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000. He was a machinist and in the Air National Guard of Claremore. Graveside services are Saturday, 10 a.m. Interment at Owalla Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

LOWTHER, RAY R., 92, Inola, died Sunday, June 25, 2000. He was a carpenter. Services Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial at Highland Cemetery, Inola.

STOKES, CINDA L., 57, Claremore, died Monday, June 26, 2000. Services Thursday, 10 a.m., Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.

Orvel P. Underdahl, 78, Claremore, died Aug. 22, 2000. Service on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

Bert Quigley, 86, died Aug. 23, 2000. Service on Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

John B. "Benny" Cooper, 60, died Aug. 23, 2000. Services pending at Rice Funeral Service.

Gerald Glenn "Jerry" Riddles, 59, died Aug. 23, 2000. Service on Friday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, Owasso.

BROWN, ROBERT "GRUMPY' V, 63, Peru, Kansas former owner-operator of Lacy D Cafe and Silver Dollar Tavern in Oologah, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kansas. Visitation 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Graves Chapel, 1117 W. 8th, Coffeyville. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

UNDERDAHL, ORVEL, 78, reitred from Chrysler, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000. Service pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ELLIOTT, NORMA JEAN, 69, Joplin, Mo., mother of George and David Elliott of Claremore, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at the St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Joplin. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oswego Christian Church, Oswego, Kan. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego. Murdock Funeral Home.

LAPLANT, JACKIE "JACK" LEE, 60, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000. Service Monday in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.

JONES, GRAT THOMAS, 77, tile setter, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home, Tulsa.

HOWARD, VIRGINIA T., 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000. Service Friday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. at Verdigris United Methodist Church. Burial at Floral Haven Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday evening, 8 to 8, and Thursday, 6-8. Rice Funeral Service.

STALLINGS, H.G., 74, Claremore, longtime newspaper carrier, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

CRICE, GERALD EDWARD, 69, of Grove, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Grove General Hospital. He is the stepfather of Michelle VanDam and Thomas Olari of Claremore. Full military service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Olympus cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove.

ROHLAND, MARY LEE, 89, ownber of Applewood Mesa Realty, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Claremore Indian Hospital. Graveside service 10 a.m., Thursday, Chelsea Cemetery with Rev. Gary Conner officiating. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

STACY, JESSIE J. , 93, Claremore, retired Westside School cook, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. Graveside services were Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BRASSFIELD, LULU M. , 81, Claremore, homemaker, died Saturday, Aug. 12. 2000. Graveside services were Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

HOWARD, VIRGINIA T., 77, Claremore, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

MATTHEW HUNTER TENNYSON, six-month-old son of Michael and Kimberly Tennyson, died Friday, August 11, 2000 in a Tulsa hospital. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Monday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ISKADES, OPAL M., 89, Claremore homemaker, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

CHAMBERS, WILLARD LAWTON, 79, Catoosa, father of Barbara Christmann of Claremore, died Aug. 6, 2000. Service today, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow. Burial in Veterans Field of Honor, Floral Haven memorial Gardens.

WOOD, LLOYD T., 80, retired carpenter from Local 1015 and Millwright, Collinsville, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Talala. Collinsville Funeral Home.

GRIFFITH, GEORGE THOMAS, 81, Chelsea, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. Service was Monday, Aug. 7, at the United Pentecostal Church, Mena, Ark. Burial in the Pinecrest Memorial Park, Mena. Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

SINOR, MICHAEL TERRY, 39, Inola, supervisor at Boeing, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Tulsa Regional Hospital. Service today, Aug. 8, at First Baptist Church, Inola. Dr. Mike Butler officiating. Burial Highland Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

BURRIS, CHLOIE MARION, 85, Claremore homemaker, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, Select Specialty Hospital, Tulsa. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Rev. Mark Newman officiating. Burial Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.

MORGAN, THELMA CALLOWAY, 91, Claremore native, died Monday, July 24, 2000 in Denver, Colo.

HOWARD, ELIZABETH ANN "FAN", Claremore real estate sales associated, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VANOVER, ROBERT B., 50, Tulsa, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Tulsa. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Claremore Funeral Home Service.

HAMBY, MARILYN KAY, 51, Foyil, retired postal worker, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Wards Grove Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

COLEMAN, WILLIAM T. "BILL," 80, Claremore, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000. He was retired from American Airlines. Services Friday, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church in Claremore. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

SMALYGO, MILLARD S. SR., 86, Collinsville, died Sunday, July 30, 2000. He was a retired dairy farmer. Services Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Henry Catholic Church, Owasso. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville.

DEMING, ROGER EUGENE, 50, Claremore, died Monday, July 31, 2000. He was a Tuloma Stevedoring employee. Services 2 p.m., Wednesday in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Wednesday 8 a.m.-noon.

BIRD, STEVEN "NEAL," 41, former Claremore resident, died Monday, July 31, in Claremore. He worked for Harding Glass Co. in Tulsa. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Rev. Gerald Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MASON, VELMA GEAN, 72, Claremore, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa. She was a homemaker. Services Tuesday 11 a.m., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Rev. Steve Cloud officiating. Burial at Lone Elm Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SMALYGO, MILLARD S., SR., 86, died Sunday, July 30, 2000. He was a self-employed dairy farmer. Services Thursday 10 a.m., St. Therese Catholic Church in Collinsville. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville, under the direction of Oologah Funeral Home.

DUKE, CARL WAYNE, 65, Chelsea, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. He worked in auto sales for Crager GMC in Tulsa. Services Monday, 11 a.m., Seaman-Blanke Funeral Chapel in Chelsea. Burial, Snider Cemetery in Chelsea. Visitation Sunday 1-6 p.m., Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

MEDLOCK, ELSIE DELORIS, 81, Inola, homemaker, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. Services Monday, 2 p.m. First Baptist Church, Inola. Dr. Mike Butler officiating. Burial, Highland Cemetery, Inola Funeral Home. Visitation Sunday 1-6 p.m., Inola Funeral Home.

GEORGE, BERT A., 82, Claremore, retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol tooper died Friday, July 28, 2000. Graveside services Monday, 1:30 p.m. Oakhaven Cemetery in Claremore. Claremore Funeral Home.

SHATTO, MARY MAE, 97, Claremore, homemaker, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. She was a homemaker. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Monday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Rice Funeral Service

ADAMS, JAMES "SHORTY", 66, Claremore, died Friday, July 28, 2000. Services Tuesday, 2 p.m. Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Monday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Rice Funeral Service.

SMITH, DONALD L., 69, Wayne, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Norman Regional Hospital. He was a former employee of Southwestern Bell. Services Saturday, 10 a.m., Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. Burial at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

POTTER, CHARLIE MARVIN, 68, Tulsa iron worker, Local 584, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000. Service Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church in Chelsea, Bobby Jasper officiating. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore.

PRATHER, RALPH PHILLIP SR., 59, Claremore, Mid-West Carbide employee, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SUTTON, MARCY, 21, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

WILSON, MARY EVELYN, 90, died Sat., Sept. 30, 2000. Services Tuesday afternoon, Floral Haven Chapel, Burial Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

GOSS, Jean Eula, 90, sister of Zona Cardenas and Lloyd Capps of Claremore, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, Muskogee. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service, Muskogee.

NOBLE, Pansy D., retired bookkeeper, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, Claremore. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-4 p.m. at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday in Westside Church of God, Wichita, Kan. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita. Rice Funeral Service.

LEMONS, HAROLD EUGENE JR., 51, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services pending with Inola Funeral Home.

BUCKNER, LINDA MICHELLE "SHELLEY," 38, of Tulsa, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000. Services Wednesday, 2 p.m., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, burial Lone Elm Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

GOODWIN, JERRINE B., 76, of Claremore, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000. Services were held Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, under direction of Ninde Woodland Funeral Home of Tulsa.

RUSSELL, IVA INEZ (MORTON), 82, Claremore, formerly of Tulsa, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000. Services were held Tuesday, University United Methodist Church in Tulsa, burial in Floral Haven Cemetery under direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home, Tulsa.

RADER, ALFRED ERNEST "WHACK," 75, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 in Claremore. Services were held Tuesday, Sequoyah Baptist Church, burial Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DENA BASSMANN, 87, lifelong Claremore resident, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000. Services Monday, 11 a.m., First Christian Church. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

TODD ORR, 28, lifelong Claremore resident and Centrilift electrician, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, burial Sageeyah Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

ALFRED ERNEST "WHACK" RADER, 75, retired from Peabody Coal, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000. Services Tuesday, 2 p.m., Sequoyah Baptist Church, burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

GLORIA JEAN "COOKIE" READ, 54, Vinita rural mail carrier, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000 at her home. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Vinita First Baptist Church. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Burkhalter Funeral Home.

GABLE, CHARLES THOMAS, 87, brother of Leonard and Deloris Gable of Claremore, died Sept. 19, 2000. Service Saturday, 10 a.m., in Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Nowata Cemetery in Nowata, under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

GARREN, MARJORIE D., 76, senior services provider for State of Oklahoma, formerly of Claremore, died Sept. 7, 2000. Memorial service Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Wards Grove Cemetery in Foyil, under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

ST. JOHN, LEWIS, 86, Talala rancher, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000. Service 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Talala. Rice Funeral Service.

WOFFORD, LOIS, 85, Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000. She was a homemaker and retired dental assistant. Graveside service is Monday, Sept. 18, at Fairview Cemetery, Talala. Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith, Ark.

CHISUM, BAILEY JOE, infant son of Joe and Tabitha Chisum of Collinsville, was stillborn Sept. 7, 2000. Graveside rites were held Sept. 11, 2000 with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Talala.

HARWELL, GLORIA MAURINE, 77, homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 in Claremore. Graveside service was held Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore.

PURVIS, WALTER VERNON, 65, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at home. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith. Burial will follow at Ward's Grove Cemetery, Foyil.

CLINE, JAMES R., 74, of Claremore, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 in Tulsa. Service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Oologah. Interment will be at Bixby Cemetery in Bixby, under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

GREER, PEARL, 82, of Collinsville, retired Homeland checker and mother of Eddy Greer, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000. Graveside service Thursday, 11 a.m., Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville. Interment under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home, (918) 371-2516.

DUDLEY, FLECCIE F. Bickford, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 in Tualatin, Oregon. Service held Tuessday at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park in Washington.

MORGAN, BEULAH FAYE, 66, Foyil homemaker, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000. Service Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

RILEY, JESSIE FAYE, 62, Claremore, retired cook at Dot's Cafe, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Service Friday, 11:30 a.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Revs. Robert Calvert and Jessie Jackson. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation at funeral home, Thursday, 10 a.m.-8p.m.

BLACKBURN, JUNE, 82, Claremore hairdresser, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000 in Claremore. Service Tuesday, 10 a.m., at First Christian Church in Claremore. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

HELMS, GALE ANDERSON, 66, Inola resident, retired Rockwell supervisor, died Thursday, August 31, 2000. Graveside service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, at Highland Cemetery in Inola, under the direction of Inola Funeral Home.

RILEY, JESSIE F., 62, Claremore homemaker, died Thursday, August 31, 2000. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service in Claremore.

MORROW, LEWIS ALLEN, 73, Claremore, retired laborer, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000. Service was held Aug. 28, 2000, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

SMITH, IVA FAY, 83, Claremore, homemaker, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000. Service Wednesday, 2 p.m., Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Tuesday until 8 p.m. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service

SWARTZ, RUTH, Claremore, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

KING, TERRY L., 49, Chelsea, factory worker, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in Claremore. No services will be held. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

TENNYSON, HERBERT L. SR., 80, Foyil, carpenter and farmer, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at his home. Service Wednesday, 10 a.m., Claremore Family Worship Center, Pastor Tom Anderson officiating. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CLEMONS, MARY KATHRYN, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Lawson Cemetery, north of Yale. Palmer Funeral Home, Cushing.

QUIGLEY, BERT E., 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn. Claremore Funeral Home.

HENSON, MARIBA DAVIS, 52, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at First Christian Church. Burial in Oakhaven memorial Gardens. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

COOPER, JOHN BENJAMIN "BENNY", 60, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, on his 60th birthday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the Burkhart Cemetery in Racine, Mo. Rice Funeral Service.

DAVENPORT, JULIE LANETTE, 24, of Miami, formerly of Inola, employee of Turnpike Chrysler and student, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000. Service Thursday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Inola. Interment at Highland Cemetery under direction of Inola Funeral Home.

SPACE, EVERETT EDGAR, 76, of Nowata, mechanic, electrician and welder, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000. Service is Friday, 1 p.m., in Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Carter of Redeemer Lutheran Church at Claremore officiating. Interment at Ward Grove Cemetery at Foyil with military rites, under direction of Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

CAPPS, CURTIS HOWARD, 47, of Vinita, horseman, rancher and rodeo stock contractor, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000. Service is Saturday, 1 p.m. at Cowboy Junction Church, Dr. Wade Markham officiating. Interment at Timpson Chapel Cemetery under direction of Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita.

GUTENKAUF, JACQUELINE, 39, of Claremore and Tulsa, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000. Memorial service is Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Claremore Christian Fellowship, Pastor Ted Estes and Father Paul Eichoff officiating. Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Chicago, Ill.

HERIFORD, RUSSELL W., 75, of Claremore, pilot, minister, teacher and farmer, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 11 a.m., Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home until 8 p.m., Tuesday.

LITCHENBERG, MARY MARGARET, 77, homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Claremore Funeral Home. Visitation with the family is 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday.

PAYNE, ERNEST HOWARD, 71, of Claremore, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

TARN, BETTIE SUE JOYNER, 75, of Claremore, formerly of Wake Forest, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. Interment will be on Saturday in Salina, Kans. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home and Cremation of Wake Forest. Visitation with family at the funeral home Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

NEEL, CAROLYN BESSIE, 79, Chelsea. Died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000. Graveaside service Monday 2 p.m., Winganon Cemetery. Visitation, Sunday 1-6 p.m. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

WORLEY, MARY, 74, Tulsa. Died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. Service Tuesday, Boswell, Okla. Claremore Funeral Home.

VEST, BERTHA, 86, Claremore. Died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. Services Monday 2 p.m., Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service,

SHULANBERGER, JANET M., 28, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

COREY, MAMIE B., 96, Claremore, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000. Service is 11 a.m., Thursday, at First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dennis Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation at funeral home Wednesday until 8 p.m.

HENDRYX, DENNIS D., 49, Claremore, mechanist at Centrilift, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Claremore. Service 2 p.m., Friday, Claremore Funeral Chapel. Interment at Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook, under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

WILLIS, DR. RONALD LEE, 65, Claremore, clinical psychologist, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000. Private family service, under the direction of Stephens Memorial Chapel of Pryor.

CULP, NADINE, 78, Claremore, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 1 p.m., at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday until 8 p.m., and Wednesday morning, 8-11.

HENDRYX, DENNIS, 49, Claremore, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. Services pending with Claremore Funeral Home.

HUTCHINS, UAL ROSS JR., 69, Tulsa, retired attorney, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000. Service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, at First Presbyterian Church in Claremore, Rev. Dennis Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, 1-8 p.m.; family will greet visitors from 1-3 p.m.

RADKE, Laura Anna Auguste, 93, Chelsea homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church in Chelsea. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service

Reif, Clara A. 90, Osborne, Kansas, homemaker and mother of Alice Snider of Oologah, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 in Osborne, Ks. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Monday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Osborne. Burial St. Aloysius Cemetery. Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne.

HUBBARD, MARVIN EDGAR, 74, Chelsea, retired Crane Carrier employee and barber, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. Service Thursday, 2 p.m., at Rice Funeral Service Chapel. Visitation Wednesday until 8 p.m., and Thursday 8 a.m.-Noon. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

VIERHELLER, VERNA, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Franciscan Villa in Tulsa. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LUNSFORD, PEARL, 93, long-time Talala area resident, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000. Services Thursday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Talala. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in Talala under direction of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata.

PAULSON, LOIS A., 83, Claremore homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000. Service was held Tuesday at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

WICKHAM, LOLA JUNE, 66, Claremore, retired from McDonnell-Douglas, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000. Service Wednesday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Inola, Rev. Gerald Dyer officiating. Interment at Highland Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore.

RIGGS, TOM LUNDY "T.L.", 86, lifetime Inola resident, businessman and community leader, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000. Service is 2 p.m., Friday, at Inola United Methodist Church. Masonic rites at Highland Cemetery and burial will follow under direction of Inola Funeral Home. Visitation at funeral home Thursday, 1-8 p.m.

FRY, ALLEN F., 65, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BREEDEN, GEORGE WILLIAM, 69, of San Angelo, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2000. Graveside services 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Robert Massie Funeral Home.

PAULSON, LOIS, 83, Oologah died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Claremore. Funeral pending. Claremore Funeral Home.

INGERSOLL, WINTHROP, 82, test pilot and rancher, father of Inola rancher Win Ingersol, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000. Graveside services Monday, 2 p.m., Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery, under direction of Kirby Boaz Funeral Home, Mountain Home, Ark. Local arrangements by Rice Funeral Service.

CLARK, LILBURN "L.C.", 80, Claremore, longtime Claremore businessman and actor many years in the Chamber of Commerce gridiron, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Sunday, noon-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

WELCH, JON ALLEN, 45, Claremore, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000. Service Tuesday, 11 a.m., First Christian Church. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation Monday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

COLLIER, EDMOND JAMES "ED", 70, Claremore farmer and truck driver, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Friends may visit at funeral home until 8 p.m. Friday. Burial in Dawes Cemetery, Chelsea, under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

INGERSOLL, WINTHROP SR., 82, Inola rancher, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service, Claremore.

WELCH, JON ALLEN, 45, Claremore, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

CARTER, CARTER, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000. Visitation Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BLAIR, DON, 95, a photojournalist and owner of the Blair Galleries in Taos, died Sept. 18 in Santa Fe, N.M. He was married to the late artist Bettina Steinke.

PRATHER, RALPH PHILLIP, 59, Claremore, Midwest Carbide employee, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. Graveside service Friday, 1 p.m., Chimes West at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, David Metz officiating. Burial under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ROBERSON, JIMMY, 34, Claremore, bricklayer, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in Claremore. Service Thursday, 10 a.m., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Rev. Steve Cloud officiating. Burial, Washington Cemetery, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SIMMONS, BENJAMIN S. JR, 86, Claremore, City Service Company operating engineer, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Catoosa. Service is 11 a.m., Wednesday at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

STRACK, MARY K., of Claremore and Inola, 85, homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000. Services were held Tuesday in Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

VAUGHN, NORMA "COLLEEN", 66, Claremore, cardiac care nurse aid, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000. Service is 10 a.m., Wednesday in Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment is Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Stroud Cemetery, in Stroud, under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

KEY, EDITH, 79, Claremore, retired owner of Key Shoe Store and recent widow of Glenn Key, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000. Service is Sunday, 2 p.m., at Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.

DARY, DONALD LEE, 60, Kirkland, Wash., formerly of Tacoma, Wash., retired shoe repair shop operator, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000. Full military memorial service is Dec. 14, 11 a.m., at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., under direction of American Memorial Funeral Home, Renton, Wash.

PURCELL, EDNA, 88, longtime Claremore resident, homemaker, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at a Slupher hospital. Service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Stigler First Assembly of God, with Rev. Leo Guthrie officiating. Interment at Tamaha Cemetery under direction of King & Shearwood Funeral Home, Stigler.

CARTWRIGHT, LOIS FLORENE, 73, Tulsa, customer service provider and care giver, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000. Service is Thursday, 11 a.m., at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 4701 W. Edison, Tulsa. Interment at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs, under direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home, 211 E. Broadway, Sand Springs, 245-6644, Wednesday at 5 p.m. with family, and Thursday, 9 a.m.

GRANT, WANDA, 58, Claremore, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000. Services pending with Claremore Funeral Home.

MAGEE, GLADYS A., 100, Claremore Nursing Home resident, formerly of Nowata, retired teacher, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000. Interment at Nowata Cemetery in a private graveside family service.

CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES WILLIAM "CHARLIE," 83, Claremore, retired C.R. Anthony store manager, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000. Service is 1 p.m., Wednesday in Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday 8-11 a.m.

LARISON, WALTER, 76, Chelsea, retired oil field worker and farmer, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000. Service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, at First Christian Church of Chelsea with Rev. Larry Cox officiating. Interment at Winganon Cemetery under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore.

ROBERTS, MARY ALICE (JORDAN), 96, formerly of Chelsea, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000. Graveside service Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Chelsea Cemetery, under direction of Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

WALKER, LEONARD H., 30, Claremore, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

WALKER, PAUL EDWARD, 85, Claremore, husband of Mildred Walker, retired home builder and dry cleaning service owner, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000. Service is Monday, 1 p.m., Chapel of the Gardens at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at 4 p.m., at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Okla., under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, noon-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

LANG, LUTHER DELANO, 58, Wagoner, Rogers County planner, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. Service is Friday, 10 a.m., at Owasso First Assembly of God, Pastor Arvle Knight officiating. Interment at Hulbert Cemetery under direction of Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

AMMONS, RUTH, of Broken Arrow, mother of Denise Nelson of Claremore, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

CHAPPELL, JIMMY DEAN, 64, Locust Grove, retired owner/operator of Jim's Body Shop in Claremore, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000. Memorial service Wednesday, 2 p.m., at First Freewill Baptist Church in Locust Grove.

HARMON, HOWARD E., 93, of Wichita, Kans., retired Claremore High School science teacher, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. Service Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West Chapel, Wichita, Kans. Visitation Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the funeral home.

MATTHEWS, BILL, 78, Claremore, aircraft sales and salvage, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m.

CARTER, NORMA LOIS, 89, Chelsea, retired teacher, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000. Service Monday, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Methodist Church in Chelsea. Interment Chelsea Cemetery under direction of Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

PRESTON L. PAYNE, 67, truck driver, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Services 3 p.m., Tuesday, Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville.

JAMES WESLEY HARRIS, 84, retired homebuilder, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Services 10 a.m., Monday, Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.

ITRIS LOREAN ROGERS, 73, Chelsea, retired bookkeeper, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Services Monday, 2 p.m., Chelsea Assembly of God. Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Tulsa, under direction of Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

DYER, REV. JOHN C., 74, Tulsa, Baptist minister, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000. Service Saturday, 1 p.m., First Baptist Church in Temple, Okla., Rev. Arol Steverson officiating. Interment at Fort Cobb, Okla., Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, Temple.

JUSTUS, LOUIE DWAIN, 62, Claremore, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000. Service is Saturday, 10 a.m., at Little Rock Church in Foyil. Interment at Washington Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation today until 8 p.m., with his family present from 6-8, at the funeral home.

YOUNGER, CONNIE B., 58, Ruidosa, N.M. (formerly of Claremore), artist and restaurant manager, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 in Texas. Service is Monday, 2 p.m., in Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home with family, Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

GARNER, JAMES EDWIN "JIM", 61, Claremore, salesman, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. Graveside service Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at funeral home until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday 8 a.m.-noon.

KELLEY, JOHN W., 85, self-employed carpenter, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000. Private memorial service. Claremore Funeral Home.

PRITCHARD, RUBY GERALDINE (ROBINSON), 86, of Tulsa, formerly of Seminole, retired secretary, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Claremore Nursing Home. Service Tuesday, 11 a.m., Swearingen Chapel, Bret Prichard officiating. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery under direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

RIPLEY, HOMER J. "JIM" JR., 71, Claremore, retired oil field worker and locksmith, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000. Memorial service is Wednesday, 11 a.m., St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Claremore.

DEYOE, MARJORIE ALENE SMITH, 76, retired administrative assistant, University of Houston dean of graduate school, and personnel director with Veteran's Administration, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000. Memorial service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Christ Presbyterian Church sanctuary.

KELLY, JOHN W., 85, self-employed carpenter, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000. Private memorial service. Claremore Funeral Home.

LICKTEIG, JESSIE MARIE, 64, retired administrator and tax preparer, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000. Memorial service Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Inola United Methodist Church in Inola. Interment at Highland Cemetery in Inola, under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

BOONE, ERMAL LOUISE, 83, grocer and homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000. Graveside service is Thursday, 2 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, 8 until 5 and Thursday, 8 until noon.

HORNER, ERVIN LEWIS MACK, 67, retired Rogers County road construction worker, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 10 a.m., in Bethel Tabernacle, Reverends Duane Nelson and Calvin Casey officiating. Interment at Sageeyah Cemetery, under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation at the funeral home until 9 Tuesday evening.

HAROLD EUGENE BRASIER, 71, retired JCPenney manager, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Rev. Sam Nichols officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

BEAM, GLEN E., 74, builder, salesman and custom hay baler, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000. Visitation is at Bixby Funeral Service in Bixby, Sunday, 1-5 p.m. and Monday 9-11:30 a.m. Service is Monday, 2 p.m., at Riverview Baptist Church in Bixby. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under direction of Bixby Funeral Service.

ROSE, COLLEEN ANN, 69, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

ARCHER, VIRGINIA MAE, 87, of Claremore, owner of Archer's Cleaners, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000. Service is Friday, 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Claremore, with Rev. Ray Crawford officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation is Thursday, 1-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

MARY STILL, 80, died November 10, 1998. Services pending with Claremore Funeral Home.

EDITH (HAGEBUSCH) RIMMER, 93, of Wentworth, Mo., mother of Rosa Lee Kaiser of Claremore, died October 28, 1998. Services October 31 in Pierce City, Mo.

CARL ZUEL, 33, employee of Family Loan Company of Claremore and resident of Coffeyville, died November 3, 1998.

AHNIWAKE JENNINGS, 78, former Claremore resident died November 8, 1998. Services 9:30 a.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Key Funeral Home.

MARGARET "ENA" STOUT 92, retired cook, died November 3, 1998. Services November 9 in Soap Lake, Washington.

THOMAS EDWARD WOODRUFF, 63, mechanic, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Lone Elm Chapel, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DOROTHY MAXINE STEIN, 78, Salina, Kansas, mother of Larry Stein of Claremore, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998 in Salina. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina.

VERNON L. BOYCE, 76, died November 5, 1998. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Inola Funeral Home.

MARY MARTHA JOHNSON, 72, of Spavinaw, died November 4, 1998. Services Friday afternoon, Topsy Assembly of God Church, Mose-Ridge Cemetery of Topsy, Luginbuel Funeral Service , Vinita.

BILL TRAVIS JAMES, 56, finance manager, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

BILL NELSON, 83, retired rural Inola farmer, died Tuesday, November 3, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Inola United Methodist Church, Highland Cemetery of Inola, Rice Funeral Service.

CLARIS MAE KING, 73, retired bookkeeper, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Assembly of God, Rose Hill Cemetery of Tulsa, Rice Funeral Service.

MARGARET AGNES KAPPUS, 98, homemaker, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Burial El Reno Cemetery in El Reno, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JACK FOSTER ALTON, 77, died November 1, 1998. Services Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church. Graveside at Howe Cemetery, Charleroi, Pa., Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SMITH, VERA LUCILE "GINGER," 85, Claremore, homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. Service is Wednesday, 10 a.m., in Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Claremore Funeral Home. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

JAMES, CARL LEE, 64, retired heating and air technician, died Friday, died, Friday, Dec. 22, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Eastland Assembly of God Church, interment at 2 p.m., Ft. Gibson National Cemetery, Ft. Gibson.

CULVER, HAROLD, 64, Chelsea, retired Safeway produce manager, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Holiness Church. Burial Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore, Tuesday 1-8 p.m.

GORE, MAGGIE, 99, homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at her home. Services 1 p.m., Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial Ward's Grove Cemetery, Foyil.

SMITH, VERA "GINGER' LUCILLE, Claremore homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

HERNANDEZ, JOHN, 54, Claremore, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service.

THOMAS, DONALD LEE, 63, evangelist and Collinsville resident, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at his home. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Woodlawn.

PRATHER, GERALD "VERNON' SR., 62, Claremore, Blue Circle Cement control room operator, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Musgrove-Merriott Smith Chapel. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

HOLLAND, RONALD L., 61, Collinsville, former Claremore convenience store owner, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service.

ATTEBURY, ROBERT L., 74, longtime Claremore resident, retired crew chief with American Airlines, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m., Friday in Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Brother Bryan Long officiating. Entombment in Chapel Mausoleum at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation at funeral home Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

JAMES, MARY E., Claremore, former Navy Nurse, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000 at the Veterans Hospital in Talihina. Service 10 a.m., Friday at Kennard Funeral Home in Broken Arrow. Interment, Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

PADGITT, JACKIE DEAN, 65, Locust Grove, formerly of Claremore, retired truck driver, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000. Services held earlier today at Key Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. Burial, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Key Funeral Home, Pryor.

REED, GRACE A., 85, longtime Claremore resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000. Service 2 p.m., Thursday at First Nazarene Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore. Visitation at funeral home Wednesday, 1-8 p.m.

GEIGER, FLOYD F. "TUFFY" SR., Chelsea, county worker, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, Winganon Cemetery, Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.

SHELTON, RAYMOND L. , Claremore, owner Ray's Glass, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000. Services were Tuesday at Moore's Owasso Chapel. Burial in Shamrock, Moore Funeral Home.

PRATHER, GERALD "VERNON" SR., 62, longtime Claremore resident, controlling engineer with Blue Circle Cement Co., died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at his home. Service is 11 a.m., Friday in Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel with Rev. Wayne Keeling officiating. Burial in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore. Visitation at funeral home Thursday, 1-8 p.m.

JACKIE DEAN PADGITT, 65, of Locust Grove, retired truck driver, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000. Services 10 a.m. Wed., Dec. 27, Key Funeral Home, Pryor, burial to follow in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

MARY McKEEMAN, 97, former Claremore resident and homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, in Tulsa. Services pending with Claremore Funeral Home.

JAMES DAVID JONES, 82, Claremore resident and retired glass company employee, died Thurs., Dec. 21, 2000. Services 2 p.m. Wed., Dec. 27, First Assembly of God in Claremore. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

VERNON TAYLOR, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000. Services Wed., Dec. 27, 10 a.m., Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation with family members, 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Dec. 26, Claremore Funeral Home.

WANDA MAY LEWIS, 57, CMA at Wood Manor Nursing Home, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel.

CHARLES EUGENE "GEN" KRAUSE, 74, oil field roughneck, died Dec. 12, 2000. Memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel.

PEELER, BESSIE GUILLIAMS, 97, Chelsea homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 at Colonial Care Center. Services 1 p.m., Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Interment, Dawes Cemetery in Chelsea, under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DREZEK, MARY KATHERINE, 73, store clerk and sister of Marie Phillips of Claremore, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000. Service 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Jackson, Tenn. Local arrangements under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

MARIE NELSON, 79, homemaker, died Thurs., Dec. 14, 2000, in Tulsa. Services 11 a.m. Saturday Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

ELMA CROWSON, 76, Oologah, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999. Services are pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VIVIAN LENORE WOOTEN, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999. Services are Friday, 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Chelsea, directed by Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

ANITA MAXINE STEVENSON, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. Services 10 a.m., Friday, directed by Rice Funeral Service.

DAVID HENRY PETER LAVERDA HANKINS, 64, formerly of Claremore and sister of Wanda Vinzant Nobles, died Sept. 18, 1999 at her home in Visalia, Calif. A private family memorial service was held in California.

JERRY LEE HESS, 51, Claremore, died Oct. 12, 1999. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday, Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow. Directed by Moore's Eastlawn, Tulsa.

MAUCK, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. He is the father of Marilyn Mauck and Marjorie Rice of Claremore. Services are Friday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., in El Dorado Springs, Mo., directed by Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.

MYRTLE LEONA MUSHANEY, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. Services pending with Seaman-Blanke, Chelsea.

NICK ROBSON, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Asbury Methodist Church, 5838 S. Sheridan. Moore Funeral Home, Tulsa, directing.

FRANK SANDERS, 64, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. Services were in Collinsville First Baptist. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oologah under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

JIMMY JOE ATCHLEY, 81, Chelsea, retired farmer, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999. Service today at Assembly of God, Chelsea. Burial in Dawes Cemetery, Chelsea. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service directing.

CHESTER L. PEACE, 75, Foyil. Area horse trainer. He died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hulbert. Claremore Funeral Home directing.

HERBERT HENRY HART, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. A memorial service for Herbert Henry Hart, 77, Claremore will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Claremore Central Christian Church, 611 S. Brady.

CRAIG EARL McKINNEY, 28, Locust Grove construction carpenter, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

SAM BREEDEN, 88, rural Claremore, retired Oklahoma State Highway Department, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso.

SARAH VIRGINIA HAUSE HUTCHISON, 78, Claremore, retired educator, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LLOYD BRIGGS, 80, of Catoosa, former owner-operator of Muskogee grocery store and retired from Oklahoma Turnpike authority, died November 26, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, interment 2 p.m. Monday, Holland Cemetery of Woodall, Rice Funeral Service.

MABEL FOSTER-DELAY, 89, retired hospital dietician, died November 25, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, burial Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

LLOYD WALKER, 69, longtime Claremore business owner, died early Wednesday, November 25, 1998. Services 10 a.m., Saturday Rice Funeral Service Chapel.Burial Woodlawn.

ETHEL MAE SWEET, 91, lifelong Talala area resident, died November 20, 1998. Services Tuesday in Talala, Collinsville Funeral Home.

RUTH M. BASSETT, 76, retired nurse aide, died November 22, 1998. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

WILLORD L. ANDREWS, 74, retired supervisor for Phillips Petroleum, died November 22, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, Ward's Grove Cemetery.

EUNICE ANN BURROW, 73, retired nurse, died November 22, 1998. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ERNESTINE BIVENS, 77, longtime Claremore resident, died November 22, 1998. Graveside services 3 p.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EDITH WAUNETTA ESTES, 85, longtime Chelsea resident, died November 23, 1998. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Talala Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EVA MAE GROVES, 92, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Trinity Baptist Church, burial in Chelsea Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

ROBERT DALE, 74, United Airlines employee, former Claremore resident son of John adn Lillian Dale, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at Yorba Linda, Calif. Private family services Tuesday. Rice Funeral Service.

ROBERT LEE "TY" WEBB, 93, retired IBEW executive officer, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial in Woodlawn. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LEE GOOD, 70, executive director of J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at the Museum. Services First Christian Church, 913 S. Boulder, under direction of Stanley Funeral Home, day and time pending.

DONNA PRESCOTT, 63, homemaker and co-owner P/C Med, died November 19, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, Rice Funeral Service.

EULAH THURMAN, 65, Claremore native and retired airport security supervisor, died November 16, 1998 in New Hampshire. Memorials to American Cancer Society.

LINDA SHERWOOD, 54, of Grove, former Claremore beautician, died November 14, 1998. Services Tuesday, First Christian Church of Grove, Memorial Park Cemetery of Tulsa, Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home.

OMER CHRISTOPHER "CHRIS" PENNER, 31, of Nowata, died November 15, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church of Nowata, Fairview Cemetery of Talala, Benjamin Funeral Service.

HELEN IRENE CONN, 76, homemaker, died November 15, 1998. Services Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Washington Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Chapel.

HELEN GERTRUDE RUBLE, 79, died November 15, 1998. Services Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

DON F. JORDAN, 77, retired auto parts worker, died November 15, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

JOSEPH EDWIN HOWELL, 89, Claremore, retired Tulsa Tribune reporter, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998 at his home. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, Centenary Untied Methodist Church, 631 N. Denver, Tulsa. Rice Funeral Service.

BILLY JOE "BILL" CHERRY, 59, co-owner Cherryland Day Care, died November 11, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Woodlawn Cemetery.

KENNETH CLAYTON DAVIS, 67, author, died November 11, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

WAUHILLAU B. BILLINGSLEY-CAREY, 87, Claremore native and Bartlesville resident, died November 10, 1998. Services Thursday, East Cross United Methodist Church, Stumpff Funeral Home.

EAST, DAIRL WAYNE, 52, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999. He was a truck driver and Vietnam veteran. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BRESHEARS, JIM L., 56, Chelsea, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. A retired salvage owner and horseman. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, Burckhalter Memorial Chapel, Vinita.

HUDSON, VIOLA MARIE, 73, Claremore, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999. She was a homemaker. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, United Pentecostal Church, Chelsea. Rice Funeral Service.

BAKER, JESSE STEVEN, 17, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. He was the son of Robert and Ann Albertson Baker. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the Sequoyah High School gymnasium. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ARMSTRONG, EUGENE MILTON, Tiawah, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Retired from the City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation Division. Private memorial service.

STANART, BENJAMIN MICHAEL, 2 years and 10 months, of Big Cabin, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial, Wiganon Cemetery.

BURCHFIEL, CHARLES 'ED', 87, longtime Oklahoma publisher, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Cordell. Burial, Lawnview Cemetery. Loftiss Funeral Home.

BOYDSTON, LAURA, 101, of Claremore, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 199. She was a homemaker. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

FREEMAN, PAUL ISAAC, 73, Chelsea, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. He was a Reogers County employee. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Chelsea Cemetery.

KEETER, BERNICE MAUDE, 91, of Inola, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999. She was a former teacher. Services 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Catoosa Baptist Church. Burial Dick Duck Cemetery. Kennard Funeral Service, Catoosa.

FREEMAN, PAUL, 73, of Chelsea, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. Services are pending with Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

KING, CHARLES EDWARD, 58, Oologah, retired Public Service Co. supervisor, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hillside Christian Church, Nowata. Burial Memorial Park Cemetery, Nowata. Benjamin Funeral Service.

HARMON, RUTH ANN O'NEAL BUSBY, 89, Garland Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999. She was a seamstress. Graveside services held 2 p.m. Monday Claremore Woodlawn Cemetery. Williams Funeral Directors, Garland, Texas.

DOWNS, JOHN E., 77, retired college professor and son of former Oklahoma Military Academy president Walter Edward Downs, died Thursday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, Lone Elm Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BERG, MARY R., 82, Inola, died Friday at Inola Health Care center. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, Inola First Baptist Church. Inola Funeral Home.

LANHAM, EVERETT, Foyil, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at his home. Graveside services 3:30 p.m. in Bohannon Cemetery, south of Stuart. Rice Funeral Service.

DORSEY, JOYCE, Verdigris, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, after battle with cancer. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Verdigris Assembly of God Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

DOBRINSKI, ROGER, 69, Claremore, died Oct. 29, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.

DORSEY, JOYCE ELAINE (MRS. DARRELL), 53, Claremore, American Airlines representative, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Verdigris Assembly of God Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

DOWNS, JOHN E., 77, retired college professor, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Claremore Nursing Home. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DAVIS, RUBY I. DANNER SHACKELFORD, 85, of Richardson, Texas and formerly of Pryor, died Oct. 25, 1999, in Dallas, Texas. Services set Friday, 1 p.m. at Key Funeral Home Chapel, Pryor. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore.

WOOTEN, HAROLD LEE, 71, of Sand Springs, died Friday. Services were Tuesday, 2 p.m., Oct. 26, 1999, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Adams officiating. Burial followed at Woodland Cemetery under direction of Moble-Dodson funeral Service.

DRAEGER, ROY W., 83, of Chelsea, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his home. Services are pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WILSON, RONNIE NEAL, of Claremore, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Griffin Memorial Hospital, Norman. He operated a mobile home repair and set-up business. Private service set Friday, 6 p.m., at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Claremore.

NEWMAN, ELI, 71, of Claremore, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1999. Services, 10:30 a.m. Thursday,Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment in the Veterans Garden of Floral Haven Cemetery.

THURMAN, RAY ALBERT, 73, of Claremore, died Friday in Tulsa. He was a retired electronics technician with American Airlines. Services will be Monday, 10 a.m., Oct. 25, 1999, at First Assembly of God Church, Claremore, under direction of Moore's Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa. Burial in Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

LINDUFF, KARRIE, 36, died Friday at Tulsa Regional Hospital. Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., Oct. 26, 1999, at the First Assembly of God Church, Claremore. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under direction of Rice Funeral Service.

CONDER, JAMES LAWSON, 74, formerly of Inola, died Wednesday Oct. 20, 1999. Retired welder for the U.S. navy. Services today, 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church. Burial in the Highland Cemetery. John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore.

PIQUET, FRANK "FAT", 62, owner of Harvard Wheel Alignment, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Tulsa. Services today, 10 a.m., Moore Funeral Home Memory Chapel, Tulsa. Burial in Timber Ridge Cemetery, Catoosa.

PARR, CONNIE, 66, Claremore, Claremore school paraprofessional, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, Rice Chapel of the Garden. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice funeral Service.

THOMAS RAY BUCHANAN, 58, Big Cabin, Gaffey Crane steelworker, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Saturday. Luginbuel Funeral Chapel, Vinita. Burial will be in the Military cemetery.

ERNEST MONROE HILTON, formerly of Claremore, died Tuesday. Services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., Keystone Hills Baptist Church. Rev. Bob Post and Rev. Andy Finch officiating. Burial in Talala Cemetery, drected by Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Sand Springs.

JAMES WARNER SR., 73, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 in Tulsa. Serivces are 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Bethel AME Church with Rev. W. R. Parker officiating. Burial in Lone Elm Cemetery directed by Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WILLA JEAN EANS died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999. Private family services were held with Father James McGlinchey officiating.

LOYD EDWARD ROBERTSON, 85, farmer, Chelsea died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Chelsea First Church Church. Burial Chelsea Cemetery. Vistation Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon.

HAROLD "BUD" STUTSMAN, 79, of Chelsea, died Saturday. Services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., in the Chelsea First Christian Church under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Stutsman was a retired engine mechanic from Spartan Aircraft.

JAMES WARNER, SR., 73, died early Saturday morning at his Claremore residence. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JACK PRATER, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., in the Rejoice Freewill Baptist Church, Owasso with Pastor Leonard Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

E. T. KING, 57, Claremore, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. Funeral services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PARHAM, WALTER FRANKLIN, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999. Services were held Monday, Dick Duck Cemetery, Catoosa. Kennard Funeral Service.

HORTON, CRISTEL MARIE, 18, Nowata, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, from injuries sustained in a automobile/train collision. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Hillside Christian Church, Nowata. Burial, Re-Located Cemetery. Benjamin Funeral Service.

CALHOUN, JAMES ORVILLE, 60, of Inola and formerly of Durango, Colo, died recently in Claremore. Memorial service 10 a.m. in Durango, Dec. 29.

SHAWNEE, LEWIS BERNARD, 49, Vinita, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. Graveside service 4 p.m. today, Shawnee Cemetery. Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.

WILLSEY, LINDA, 52, Locust Grove, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. Services 10 a.m. today, Wann Cemetery, Oologah. Claremore Funeral Home.

LARUE, JOHN MORTON, 59, Claremore, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999. Services 3 p.m. today, Claremore Funeral Chapel.

SWEETIN, NADYNE, 76, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tiawah Community Baptist Church. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa. Rice Funeral Service.

BOOKOUT, GRACE A., 95, Chelsea, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Chelsea Church of Christ. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GRISHAM, JOE R., 78, Claremore, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Retired from Wiliams Pipe Line Co., Tulsa. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LANE, DR. THOMAS P., 77, a Claremore native and brother of Jessie Lou Smart, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, Memphis, Tenn. He was a minister of music. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PHILLIPS, W.K. "KAY", 75, Pryor, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Chouteau. Burial, Chouteau West Cemetery. Key Funeral Home, Pryor.

CALHOUN, JAMES ORVILLE, 60, Claremore, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at his home. No services will be held. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BROWN, ADA DEAN, 83, Chelsea, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Chapel. Burial, Wignanon Cemetery, Chelsea. Visitation, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ROLLMAN, GEORGE, Chelsea, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999. Services pending. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

SUE V. ABBOTT, 77, Chelsea, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at the Colonial Care Center in Chelsea. Private family services will be held at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CARRIE IDELLA MCSPADDEN, 103, Bella Vista, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at the Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista, Ark. Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Resthaven Memory Garden Mausoleum in Oklahoma City, OK.

Romeyn LeRoy (Bud) Baker, 66, Welch, OK, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at his residence. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Welch, OK.

ALICE FAY HASKINS, 47, Tulsa, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999. Services were held at Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.

AHENS, BEN H., 85, Chelsea, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa. He was the owner of Ben H. Ahren's CPA. Memorial service 10 a.m., St. Paul's Episcopal church. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RHINEART, DELLA ROSE, 57, Pryor, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999. Services 9 a.m. Friday, Fairview Cememtery, Vinita. Luginbuel Funeral Home.

VINCENT, PATRICIA KING, 66, Greeneville, Tenn., died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999. Interment, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27, 1999, Woodlawn Cemetery. Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn.

SALLEE, ODELL W., 69, of Gold Hill, Ore., died Oct. 18, 1999. Services were held at his home. Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.

SMITH, ROSALIE GORHAM, of Claremore, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999. Services 10 a.m. today, New Hope Assembly of God Church, Dewey. burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville. John Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso.

SHANKS, JOY A., 82, of Claremore, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery.

SCROGGINS, RANDALL B., 78, Chelsea, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

ELROD, BILL B., 76, Tulsa physician more than 40 years and Claremore native, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999. Services Saturday, Moore's Eastlawn, Burial, Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.

BARRY, JOHN SAMUEL, Claremore, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden. Rice Funeral Service.

GROVER, ARNOLD M., Claremore, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Claremore Nursing Home. He was a retired wholesale milk distributor. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Verdigris Assembly of God Church. burial, Wednesday, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard, Illi. Visitation today, 1 to 6 p.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GILBERT, LOIS MAE, 77, Claremore, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999. She was a homemaker. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ANDERSON, JEWELL MARIE, 81, of Claremore, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999. She was a homemaker. Graveside services Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Claremore Funeral Home.

TAYLOR, JOHN ROBERT, 79, Claremore, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999. He was involved in the manufacturing of metal items. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Chapel of the Garden. Rice Funeral Service. Visitation today until 8 p.m. at Rice Funeral Service.

MINOR, RITA MARIE, of Grand Prairie, Texas and formerly of Owasso, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, Owasso.

CULVER, NENA BELL, Inola, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, Inola Health Care center. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Shirley Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Inola Funeral Home.

DUTY, WILLIAM CLAYTON, 73, Norco, Calif., a Rogers County native, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Crestlawn Chapel, Riverside, Calif. Burial, Crestlawn Memorial Park. Todd Memorial Chapel, Pomona, Calif.

WIENEKE, FRANK RAYMOND, 76, Denton, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Services were Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, Elmwood Cemetery, Hartshorne. Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

NORTHCUTT, BRUCE DWAIN, 55, former circulation manager of the Claremore Progress, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. Private services were Saturday. Claremore Funeral Home.

FUNK, AGATHE FROESE, 91, Inola, died Wednesday. Services 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, Eden Mennonite Church. Burial Eden Mennonite Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

GOFF, JAMES RAYMOND, SR., 71, of Catoosa, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999. He was an automobile mechanic. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

FUNK, AGATHE, of Inola, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. Services pending, Inola Funeral Home.

SCOTT, KATHERINE "KAY", 72, Chelsea, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, chapel of Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.

MENKEL, JOHN P., 94, Aurora, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. Services Saturday 11 a.m., Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora. Burial, Maple Park Cemetery.

JOHNSON, WILLARD "BILL", 70, Chelsea, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. Services Monday 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Chelsea. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MORRIS, JACK, 70, Claremore, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999. Graveside service 2 p.m., Monday, Fort Gibson Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

SCOTT, LISA, 11, Claremore, daughter of Roxanne Scott, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

WRIGHT, FOREST LEON, 70, Inola, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Retired from TK Int., Tulsa. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow. Rev. J.L. Canafax officiating. Vistation Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. Inola Funeral Home.

WOOTEN, ROBERT C. JR., 73, Claremore, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Claremore Veterans Center. Retired welder from Heston Corp. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Church Church, Chelsea. Rev. Richard billings officiating. Burial, Washington Cemetery. Vistation Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JOHNSON, WILLARD "BILL", 70, Chelsea, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. Retired coach for Chelsea public schools. Services pending Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WOOTEN, ROBERT JR., 73, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. He was a retired plumber. Services pending Musgrove-Merriot-Smith Funeral Service.

WRIGHT, FOREST. Services pending Inola Funeral Home.

WEBB, MRS. ERMA FERN , 58, Big Cabin, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999. Services under direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.

ALUMBAUGH, ROBERT CHARLES, 74, Claremore, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Mo. Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City, Mo.

POPE, OPAL A., 81, Claremore, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

DOLLARHIDE, ETTA MAY, 77, Chelsea, died recently. Born Nov. 15, 1923. Restaurant worker. Services today, 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Chelsea.

CIKEL, JOSEPH, 78, Racine, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. Retired engineer. Graveside services 2 p.m. today, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Mark Newman officiating. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HENSON, OSCER H., 47, Claremore, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999. Laborer. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

JACOBIA, MAE IRENE, 96, Claremore, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore. Claremore Funeral Home.

McNAIR, MAGAN RENEE, infant of parents Tracy and Ricky McNair, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999. Graveside services Friday, 10 a.m., McNair Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

CHARLES, WILLARD D., 69, Oologah, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, Talalah Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Oologah. Rice Funeral Service

PARKS, JACK EUGENE, 69, Claremore, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa. Services Monday, First Presbyterian Cbhurch, Skiatook. Burial, Osage Gardens Cemetery. Sien-Shelton Funeral Home, Skiatook.

CHARLES, WILLARD, 69, Oologah, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999. he was a barber. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

KNIGHTON, DOROTHY ANN, 72, Claremore, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Verdigris United Methodist Church. Burial, Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GOUGER, JOSEPH DANIEL, 23, Chelsea, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, at his home. Services 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PRINT SCOTT SPOTTED BEAR, 35, a Tiawah laborer/horseman, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Inola Health Care Center. Services were held today, New Hope Church of God, burial at Piney Baptist Cemetery, east of Jay under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CASSIE MELSON, 87, retired Chelsea Schools cafeteria worker, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Platte Valley Medical Center, Brighton, Col. Graveside services Thursday, 2 p.m., Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JOSEPH CIKEL, 78, a retired engineer, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in Racine, Wisc. Services are pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JACK REMO RATHSAM, 66, a CPA and Claremore resident, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, burial at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CHAPMAN, WARREN G., 78, Shreveport, La., and Tahlequah native, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Centuries Memorial FuneralHome Chape. Shreveport, La. Burial, Centuries Memorial Park.

BISHOP, EDWARD DEAN, 46, Claremore, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, from a sudden illness. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel, Grove. Burial, Buzzard Cemetery, Grove.

SPITLER, JUANITA S., 54, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999. Services pending, Inola Funeral Home.

FIELDS, RUFUS, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999. Services 2 p.m. at Ellis-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Grove. Burial, Fields Cemetery, Dodge.

FORD, DOROTHY, 87, of Claremore, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999. Services 10:30 a.m. today, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore.

WILSON, NEDRA BURKHART, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Floral Haven Cemetery, Tulsa.

HENDRICKS, PEARL VIOLA, 87, Claremore, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999. Services held Monday, Dec. 13.

YANDELL, JOHNIE, 87, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Blue Starr Church of christ. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service

COWHERD, OMA LEE, 84, Miami, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Fairland Cememetery. Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.

McKINLEY, MARIE, 90, formerly of Gowen, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Services 2 p.m. today, Mills Chapel, Hartshorne.

LANE, DR. THOMAS P.,77, a Claremore native, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Memphis, Tenn. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Claremore. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MEHAULIC, DAVID, 51, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

MARY ALYCE HARRELL, 75, retired from First National Bank of Chelsea, died Saturday, March 20, 1999. Services, Monday, First Christian Church in Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

RENA REAGAN MASON, Leavenworth, Kansas, formerly of Claremore died Monday, March 22, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

GEORGE MARSHALL SMITH, 74, retired Tulsa McDonnell Douglas, died Monday, March 22, 1999. Services, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa. Claremore Funeral Home.

ARCHIE V. MOFFEIT, 83, Claremore, owner of Moffeit Motors for 50 years, died Saturday, March 20, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., today (Tuesday), Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEON GREEN, 56, retired Bernice truck driver, died Sunday, March 21, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Ballard Cemetery in Bernice. Claremore Funeral Home.

DOROTHY KELLY, 75, Claremore, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999. Service, 10 a.m., Saturday, Church of the Nazarene in Claremore. Burial, Oakhaven Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

DOUGLAS BUCKLES, 61, Claremore, died Monday March 15, 1999. Memorial Service, 2 p.m., Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Visitation from 7-9 p.m., Thursday at Claremore Funeral Home.

JOAN "JO" LANDWEHR, 66, retired machine operator of Claremore, died Sunday, March 14, 1999. Memorial services, 1 p.m., Friday, at Rice Funeral Service, Chapel of the Garden. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIAM DIVINE PATTISON, 93, Chelsea farmer-rancher of Chelsea, died today, March 17, 1999. Graveside Service, 2 p.m., Friday at Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.MAX MARVIN HUMPHREY, 62, Claremore, died Friday, March 12, 1999. Memorial services, Monday, Sequoyah Baptist Church. Rice Funeral Service

DEBRA LOUISE EASTERBY, 45, owner of Swif-T-Mart, died Saturday, March 13, 1999. Service, today, Hilldale Baptist Church. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso.

BEULAH MAE SUMMERLIN, 89, Pryor, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in Mannford. Services, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Key Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. Burial, Rose Cemetery. Key Funeral Service.

ROBERT RILEY JOHNSON, 56, Chelsea, self-employed telemarketer, died Friday, March 12, 1999. Services pending with Seaman- Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

ED MOHLER, 72, Claremore, retired Centrilift, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

ELLIE MAY MORRIS, 97, Chelsea homemaker, died Monday, March 8, 1999. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Friday, at Epworth Methodist Church in Chelsea. Burial in Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation, today and Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

LYNDELL WAYNE LANHAM, 31, son of Chelsea and Muskogee residents, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Burial, Bohannon Cemetery, south of Stuart.

GERALD LESTER MILLS, 78, retired mechanic of Claremore, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at his home. Service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

JAMES "HOMER" JOHNSTON, 63, retired electrician, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Winganon Baptist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

VERNIE LEE WILLIS, 86, of Claremore, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Services 11 a.m., Saturday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Ross Cemetery in Salina. Rice Funeral Service.

JEWELL "JUDY" HUMPHREY, 87, homemaker, Claremore, died Thursday, March 4, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Monday at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ROGER DOYLE McSPADDEN, 40, Tulsa construction worker, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Services 11 a.m., Monday, First Presbyterian Church in Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

CHARLES A. MURPHY, 82, former Claremore resident, retired Air Force, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Fairland. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

WANDA INMAN POLITTE, 69, of Claremore, died today, March 5, 1999. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

COURTNEY LEIGH PARRISH, 16, Oologah-Talala sophomore, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, O-T Will Rogers Auditorium. Burial, Talala Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VERA IVA WILLHOITE, 89, longtime Claremore area resident, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, Sequoyah Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

FLETA (HENDRICKS) SHRUM, 91, native of Claremore, died Thursday, March 4, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Saturday, at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

CLAY ALLEN YOCUM, 38, Inola, Services 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, 1999, First Baptist Church of Inola. Burial, Sweeten Cemetery . Inola Funeral Home.

ED LEVAY RANKIN, 78, Claremore, retired American Airlines employee, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his home. Services, 10 a.m., Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

RAYMOND WILLIAM BRUNSON, 83, longtime Inola resident, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Claremore Veterans Center. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Seventh Day Church of God in Claremore. Burial, Highland Cemetery in Inola, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation until 8 p.m. today.

LOUIS WAYNE "LOUIE" DIRICKSON, 76, of Claremore, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Friday, at the Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Home, with full military rites to follow at 1 p.m., in Vinita's Fairview Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Rice Funeral Service.

KENNETH WILLIAM ROGERS, 80, retired print setter of Claremore, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

VERA WILLHOITE, 89, homemaker from Claremore, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, at Sequoyah Baptist Church, N. of city. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

J. BARRY JONES, 30, of Tulsa, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at his home. Services, 1 p.m., Thursday, Calvary Nazarene Church in Jenks and graveside, 10 a.m., Saturday, at Herman Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark. Floral Haven Funeral Home of Broken Arrow.

CLAY YOCUM, 38, Inola resident, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at his home. Services pending with Inola Funeral Home.

ENGLAND-THOMPSON, NORMA, M., 67, died Dec. 23, 1999. Service held at Lone Chapel church, Dec. 26, 1999. Burial, Lone Chapel Cemetery.

SCOTT, LISA M., 11, Claremore, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Claremore Westside Holiness Church. Burial, Dawes Cemetery, rural Chelsea. Vistation Sunday noon until 6 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Rice Funeral Service.

WOOTEN, ROBERT C., 73, Claremore, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Claremore Veterans Center. Retired welder for Heston Corp. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Washington Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JANZ, PHILBENA, 95, a homemaker from Inola, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Inola Health Care Center. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Eden Mennonite Church, Inola. Burial, Eden Mennonite Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

HARDISON, LINDA FAE, 59, Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

HUNT, MILES GRADY "BUCKSHOT", 25, Chelsea, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Chelsea. Burial, Winganon Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

ADA E. LAMB, 83, originally from Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Cimarron Point Nursing Home in Mannford. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

RALPH A. COURSEY, 77, retired from Rockwell International, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Tulsa. Graveside services 11 a.m., Friday. Collinsville Ridgelawn Cemetery. Collinsville Funeral Home.

THOMAS EUGENE CULLISON, 81, retired butcher and resident of Claremore since 1992, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in Owasso, Services to be held in Calif. Visitation from 10-6, today, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

CLYDA PAULINE WEEKS, 71, retired cook and Claremore resident, died Monday, Jan.17, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, Claremore Funeral Home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

WILLIAM L. "BILL" STRATTON, 76, retired American Airlines engineer and 36-year member of Claremore-Rogers County Planning Colmmission, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Claremore Funeral Home.

GLEN HENSON, 75, retired electrician of Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m., Wednesday, Rice Chapel. Services 1:30 p.m., Thursday, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

RUTH BACON, 74, homemaker, Foyil, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, First Baptist Church of Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RAYMOND EDWARD BUTLER, 70, grocery meat department manager of Chelsea, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999. Private family graveside rites, Weaver Cemetery in Ornogo, Mo. Rice Funeral Service.

CATHERINE DOLORES McCALL, 76, former Chelsea resident, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Graveside Services, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, 1 p.m., Talala Cemetery. Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford.

LORILLA "RILLIE" JANE REED, 93, homemaker, longtime Chelsea resident, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Heritage Villa Nursing Center in Bartlesville. Graveside service Saturday at Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

IVA PEARL CHRONISTER, 76, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Hillcrest Medical Center. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service Chapel. Burial Woodlawn.

HERMAN V. McDANIEL, 65, of Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999. Graveside services today, Jan. 15, 1999, at 4 p.m., Wards Grove Cemetery, Foyil. Rice Funeral Service.

ERMA LOUISE RITCHEY, 83, of Chelsea, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Services Monday, Beck Funeral Home, St. Clairesville, Ohio. Local arrangements with Rice Funeral Home.

MARY GONYEA SHELL, 86, retired nurse of Claremore, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. Private family services with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

RAYMOND EUGENE DENSMORE, 84, father of Cheryl A. Shelton of Claremore, retired Skelly Oil employee, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in Claremore. Graveside services 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow.

ELMO W. TANNER, 85, former mayor of Claremore, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Services 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at the First Christian Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service, Claremore.

VERA ROBERTSON BEARD, 84, retired beautician and former Claremore resident, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in Fresno, Calif. Services and burial in Fresno.

JOHN L. BECK, 81, of Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1999. Services Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Claremore. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

MYRTLE ELIZABETH LEDBETTER CORLEY, 96, homemaker of Claremore, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

JOE LEE NOE, 84, retired farmer and rancher, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Oaks Cemetery, Jones Funeral Home, Locust Grove.

MAXINE ATTEBURY, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

WEBSTER RAWLINGS, 55, retired radiologist of Claremore, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in Tulsa, Services Monday St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial in Rawlings family cemetery, rural Claremore. Rice Funeral Service.

NATHAN CHARLES THOMAS, 24, cook from White Oak, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Graveside services Thursday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Thomas Cemetery at White Oak, Burckhalter Funeral Home of Vinita.

HELEN GLOVER, 84, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Memorial services 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, First Presbyterian Church, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

WILLIAM "BILL" M. OZBUN, SR., 71, retired postal worker from Claremore, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Methodist Church, Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

MARGARET E. HARRIS, 84, Claremore resident, retired postmistress at Oologah, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, services today First United Methodist Church in Claremore. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah. Oologah Funeral Home.

LARRY W. KATZER, 61, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999. Memorial service last Saturday of March, Rice Funeral Service.

MELINDA J. MELINDER HARRILL, 49, Claremore resident and nurse, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday, 11a.m., Claremore Elks Lodge. Rice Funeral Service.

BETTY JONES HADDOCK CANTRELL, 71, Claremore, homemaker and employee at daughter's restaurant, Shirley's Kitchen; died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at her home. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of Garden. Burial in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

DOUGLAS DRUE WAGONER, 61, lifetime resident of Talala and son of Beatrice Bell Wagoner of Claremore, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in Berryhill. Services, 2 p.m., Saturday, First Baptist Church in Talala. Interment, Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEE HICKS, 79, whose daughter Rita Carol McCurdy lives in Claremore, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in Canton. Graveside services, 2:00, today, in the Canton Cemetery. Haigler Funeral Home.

EVELYN E. THOMPSON, 89, homemaker, formerly of Claremore, died today Thursday, April 1, 1999. Services are pending. Rice Funeral Service.

DONALD JAMES FOX, 59, retired teacher, Claremore, died Monday, March 29, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

NELLIE JANE DOOLITTLE, 89, Chelsea resident and retired nurses aide, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Grove Nursing Center. Services, 11 a.m., Friday, First Christian Church of Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith directing.

MABEL J. KNOX, 89, retired Arkla Gas Co., died Friday, March 26, 1999. Services in Blanchard, La., under direction of Rose Neath Funeral Homes. Local arrangements under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

FRANK FRANTZ NEEDHAM, 91, died Friday, March 26, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Chelsea First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARTHA SMRSTIK, 88, died March 25, 1999 in Chelsea. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Oakhaven Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

ALMA LORETTA JACOBS, 81, retired nurse of Chelsea, died Thursday, March 25, 1999. Service, 2 p.m., Monday, March 29, 1999, Epworth Methodist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

SYLVIA MAE HENRY, 94, homemaker of Claremore, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Friday, Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ROY CHARLES GARIS, 78, of Chelsea, retiredTulsa Jetco employee and former Claremore resident, died September 22, 1998. Private family services, arrangements by Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home, Bartlesville.

SYLVIA MAE PHINNEY, 77, longtime Chelsea resident and retired school cook, died September 21. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24., Assembly of God Church in Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JETTIE BOX, mother of Judge David Box, died September 22, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Church of Christ, Haskell Cemetery, Dowdy Funeral Home, all in Haskell.

CHARLIE ROCK, 86 of Inola, father of Flo Walters Guthrie, died September 17, 1998. Arrangements pending, Rice Funeral Service.

BILL EVANS, 78, died September 16, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Rice Funeral Service.

DONALD GOODMAN, 68, of Foyil died September 15, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Foyil Baptist Church, Wards Grove Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RUTH "DREW" WAGGONER, 72, widow of Leonard Waggoner, died September 15, 1998. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, Ewing Cemetery, Black's Funeral Home, Eufaula.

ARCHIE LEE STRADER, 88, longtime Talala resident and retired Rogers County employee, died September 15, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church , Fairview Cemetery, Benjamin Funeral Service, all of Talala.

CHARLES W. BATTENFIELD, 57, died September 14, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, Oakhaven Cemetery.

CARL OLSON, 78, retired cement finisher, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, graveside military rites in Woodlawn Cemetery.

DAVID DEAN PARRISH, 38, construction worker, died September 13, 1998, in an auto accident. Services Tuesday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Ralston Cemetery on Grand Lake, Rice Funeral Service.

MARY KATHERINE MUSGROVE MUTZIG, 79, Claremore native and longtime Duncan resident, died September 13, 1998. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Duncan City Cemetery, Don Grantham Funeral Home.

LEO HAMIL, 81, retired maintenance worker, died September 13, 1998. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Skiatook Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

QUINN COLEMAN BEITH, 82, Milam Building resident and mother of Gloria Lederman, died September 12, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Roller Citizen Funeral Home, West Helena, Ark., Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

STELLA WOFFORD, 89, died September 10, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Verdigris Assembly of God, Wofford Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

BRIAN MATTHEW THORNTON, 19, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, Sweeten Cemetery.

OPAL GAGE, 82, San Antonio, Texas, mother of Jack Spinks, Claremore developer, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998. Services Saturday in Huntsville, Texas, Huntsville Funeral Home.

MARTIN KENNETH KRAFKA, 85, Ozark, Mo., father of JoAnn (Mrs. Philip) Sample of Claremore, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998. Services today in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark.

ALPHONSE W. "AL" SZYMKOWICZ, 75 of Wichita, Kansas, father of Duffy Hoagland of Claremore, died September 6, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Church of the Magdalen, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Cochran Mortuary, all in Wichita.

HAROLD "BUSTER" H. CUMMINGS, 76, construction worker and former Claremore resident died Sept. 3, 1998 in Pryor. Private family services, Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.

DENNIS JERNIGAN, 48, Terra Nitrogen employee, died Sept. 4, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Woodlawn, Rice Funeral Service.

JUANITA HENDRICKS, 63, died Sept. 4, 1998. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

CORRIE MYRTHA MEACHAM, 95, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

JACK BUCKMAN, 83, Claremore, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

CHESTER ELICK, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.

MARGARET BELL FISHER, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998. Services Saturday in Joplin, Mo., memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, Owasso. Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

LARRY CATHERWOOD, Stillwater educator and 1954 Claremore graduate, all-state football player, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 in Stillwater.

VERA "LAVERNE" FLINT GARINGER, 84, former Claremore resident, retired nurse and teacher, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Salem, Ore. Graveside services were Jan. 27, 1999, in Salem.

PEARL SHARP, 94, longtime resident of Claremore area, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

CLARENA "KAY" ICE, 79, retired cook and Claremore resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, Services 2 p.m., Friday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery . Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Smith.

WILLIAM JOSEPH LANE SWISHER, infant son of Sarah and Jason Swisher, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Key Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. Burial 2 p.m. Redden Cemetery. Key Funeral Home in Pryor.

CHARLOTTE DORSEY, 80, Pryor homemaker and former employee of the Cherokee Housing Authority, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Services 10 a.m., Thursday, First Church of God in Pryor. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Key Funeral Home of Pryor.

BERT LEON FIELDS, 76, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m., Friday, Lone Elm Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home .

CLARENA "KAY" ICE, 79, retired cook and Claremore resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RUBY BARROW, 65, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Services 11 a.m., Thursday, The Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Home. Burial,Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BERT LEON FIELDS, 76, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Services pending. Claremore Funeral Home.

SEWARD GLEN GILCHRIST, 90, of Chelsea, retired county foreman for Haskell County, Kansaa, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Funeral Service Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., First Christian Church in Chelsea. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

MARY MARIE MARCUM, 88, formerly of Chelsea, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in Wellington, Kan. Graveside and Burial services 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service directing.

EDNA MAY McBROOM, 82, Chelsea resident, retired nurses aide for Tulsa Christian Nursing Home, died Monday, Jan. 21, 1999. Graveside and Burial services Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service directing.

OTIS A. "BUD" ANDERSON JR., 78, retired American Airlines employee, died October 28, 1998. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EDITH BURNELL ALLISON, 92, Chelsea homemaker, died October 27, 1998. Services, Chelsea First Christian Church and Dawes Cemetery, date and time pending, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

GOLDA "IVA" DANIELS, 89, Claremore resident and housewife, died October 25, 1998. Graveside services Tuesday aftrernoon, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

TOINETTE REAVIS, 62, retired nurse of Tahlequah, died October 25, 1998. Services Tuesday afternoon, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah.

FLORENCE AGUIRRE, 68, retired office manager, died October 22, 1998. Rosary 8 p.m. Saturday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Mass 10 a.m. Monday, St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BARBARA ANN DELOZIER, 66, of Chelsea, died October 24, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Memorial United Methodist Church of Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LUCILLE PHILLIPS, 77, former Claremore resident, died October 17, 1998 in Valdosta, Ga. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Methodist Church, Williamson, W. Va., burial Phillips Family Cemetery, Burnwell, Ky., Weaver Mortuary, Williamson, W. Va.

ELLEN WILCOX, 72, died October 19, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, burial 2 p.m. Woodland Cemetery of Cleveland, Rice Funeral Service.

CARMELITA D. SMITH, 84, died October 19, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BONNIE PADGETT, 72, Inola homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, as the result of an auto accident. Services 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church of Inola, Highland Cemetery of Inola, Rice Funeral Service.

ANN WHITE, 94, Pryor homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998. Services 2:30 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EDITH LUCILLE MARTIN, 74, Foyil homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial Washington Cemetery.

GARY COOK, 46, Rogers County reserve deputy and jail officer and dispatcher, killed Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 1998 in the line of duty. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

HAROLD LEE SEALS, 65, Claremore native, died October 14, 1998. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Oliver Whisenhunt Funeral Home.

IRA MAE MILLIGAN, 73, homemaker, died October 14, 1998. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, Lone Elm Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BARBARA ANN CLUSSMAN, 51, homemaker, died October 12, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, Woodlawn Cemetery.

DOYLE ELMA FISHER, 84, former Claremore resident, died October 12, 1998. Services 10 a.m., Oakwood Christian Church, Evergreen Cemetery, Haigler Funeral Home of Canton, Mo.

RANDALL WADE SELLERS, 33, computer systems analyst, died October 10, 1998 as result of auto accident. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, Highland Cemetery of Inola, Rice Funeral Service.

BERTIE MAE DARK, 92, Inola resident and mother of Willeo Baptist Church Pastor Phillip Dark, died October 13, 1998. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service and Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home of Del City.

LINDA DARLENE CHAPIN, 53, Claremore homemaker, died October 11, 1998. Services Tuesday, Lone Elm Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

JESSIE LEON WILSON, 75, Chelsea resident and retired Chelsea Cemetery employee, died October 12, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Chelsea Free Holiness Church, Chelsea Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

LYDA ODOM, 93, Claremore, homemaker, died October 11, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tulsa Memorial Park Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

IDA MAE DOLINA, 86, of Tulsa died October 12, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Moore's Funeral Home Chapel, Henryetta Cemetery.

SOULEN LEE MILLER, 68, Chelsea farmer-rancher, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Chelsea First Christian Church. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

BUNNY LEWALLEN, 64, Claremore, retired Sun Oil dispatcher and supervisor of transportation, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, Baylor University, Dallas, Texas. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, burial Floral Haven Broken Arrow. Rice Funeral Service.

LAWRENCE EDWARD DOBSON, 71, Inola, retired Tulsa World warehouse manager, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Inola First Baptist Church. Burial in Highland Cemetery. Inola Funeral Service.

JEWELL CHERRINGTON, 101, Beaumont, Texas, retired gift shop owner and grandmother of Thomas and Raymond Shank of Claremore, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 in Beaumont. A native of Vinita, she was married into the family for which Cherrington Street in Claremore is named.

SUE GATES, 61, retired Rogers County court clerk deputy, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998. Services Tuesday morning, First Christian Church. Burial Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

HOWARD BASIL KIGHT, 82, retired Inola teacher, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998. Services Tuesday, First Baptist Church of Inola. Burial Highland. Inola Funeral Home.

JAMES HARRISON, 66, retired Oklahoma Steel Castings, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

MICHAEL STEPHEN "MIKE' SIMS, 49, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. service manager, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998. Family will receive friends at Rice Funeral Service 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial ceremony in Indiana.

ASHLEY ROSAMOND, 2, died October 1, 1998, in an auto accident. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

BESSIE ANN HASS, 87, died October 2, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service, Woodlawn Cemetery.

ANNIE M. MOORE, 83, died September 26, 1998. Memorial service September 28 in Oakhaven Cemetery.

ROBERT SCOTT BRIGGS, 35, died October 1, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Ironman Memorial Stadium, Nowata, or in case of rain, in the high school gym, Benjamin Funeral Service.

DR.VERNON O. JACKSON SR., 83, Tulsa, retired Tulsa schools admihnistrator and father of Mary Bea Drummond former Rogers State College public informtion officer, died Sunday, Sept. 27. Services last week in Tulsa.

MARTY PHILLIPS, 25, died Monday, September 28, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Collinsville Church of Christ, Lone Elm Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ESTER JONES STONE, 91, died Monday, September 28, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

ESTHER M. BERRY, 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas, died September 24, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel, Fairview Cemetery, both of Coffeyville.

JOHN WAYNE GILLUM, 53, of Chelsea, self-employed truck driver, died July 6, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Floral Haven Cemetery of Broken Arrow, Rice Funeral Service.

WANDA SEIFRIED, 66, died July 1, 1998. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service.

CONA J. TIGER, 67, died July 3, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Seventh Day Adventist Church of Sapulpa, South Heights Cemetery of Sapulpa, Rice Funeral Service."

LESSIE WETHERELL, 97, died July 3, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service."

GLADYS HARRELL, 89, of Chelsea, died July 2, 1998. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church of Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service."

INIS PEARL LAWHORN, 90, Chelsea homemaker, died July 1, 1998. Graveside services 10 a.m. Monday, Chelsea Cemetery, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

WILDA C. LACY died July 9, 1998 at a Claremore nursing home. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ROY DENTON, 85, died Friday, April 30, 1999. Services 2 p.m. today at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

O.L. "BOB" ROBINSON, 78, retired American Airlines aircraft mechanic of Claremore, died Sunday, May 2, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Claremore Baptist Temple. Burial in Winganon Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

DIANE (DICK) RICHARDSON-CLINE, 48, resident of Jay and mother of Krista Richardson and sister of Nancy Sisk, both of Claremore, died Friday, April 30, 1999. Memorial service Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Jay's Hinderliter-Woodward Chapel.

FRED L. McMINN, 94, retired grocery store operator of Inola, died Saturday, May 1, 1999. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Inola United Methodist Church. Burial, Weaver Cemetery, Webb City, Mo. Rice Funeral Services.

BERT L. WHITE, 72, of Claremore died Monday, May 3, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

EVERETT AUSTIN DeLAY, 84, retired electrician and boilermaker of Claremore, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Specialty Care. Services, 2 p.m., today, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

BERNICE ALBERTA ANDERSON, 82, retired clerical worker of Claremore, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the University Village in Tulsa. Services, 1 p.m., Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Memorial Heights Baptist Church in Claremore. Burial, Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JOHN ANTHONY HOOGEWIND, 82, retired electrical engineer of Claremore, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, Christ Presbyterian Church. Burial, Sageeyah Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RALPH HERSELL ROBY, 74, retired truck driver of Claremore, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Claremore's Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

NANNIE C. MOREAU, 86, former Claremore resident died Tuesday, April 20, 1999. Graveside Services and interment, 2 p.m., today at Collegedale Memorial Park in Chattanooga, Tenn.

VIRGINIA MARGARET LAUGHTON, 85, homemaker and mother of Claremore resident Virginia Bruner, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Tulsa. Memorial Services, 2 p.m., Tuesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Claremore.

JACK GRADY McCOMBS, 75, Claremore, retired American Airlines. Died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Claremore Veteran's Center. Services, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Chapel of the Garden of Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

GEORGIA B. McCALL, 82, homemaker of Chelsea, died Thursday, April 15, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Monday, First Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial, Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ELIZABETH NICHOLE COOPER, infant daughter of Brandy Brown and Bill Cooper, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999. Services, Saturday, at 1 p. m., in the Chapel of the Garden, at Rice Funeral Service.J

AKE WILLIAM BROWN, 80, retired ranch hand , died Monday, April 5, 1999, at his Claremore home. Graveside Services, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oakhaven Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DONNA LaVET REID McCASLIN, 38, homemaker and Claremore native, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Clinton, Ark. Services, 1 p.m., Friday, in the Chapel of the Garden of Rice Funeral Service.

BRUCE ANTHONY MORAVETZ, 31, died Monday, April 5, 1999, automobile accident. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith chapel. Burial, Claremore's Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LUCIE BRYAN STRADER, 84, longtime Talala resident, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Pheasant Run Residential Home in Foyil. Services today,Talala First Baptist Church. Interment Talala Fairview Cemetery. Benjamin Funeral Service.

DONALD FLOYD JONES, 71, farmer and rancher of Inola, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Inola Nursing Care Center. Services Monday, Inola Calvary Baptist Church. Interment in Choteau Cemetery. Rice Funeral Services.

GENE GUNNELLS, 73, floor covering contractor, died Friday, April 2, 1999. Services today, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. Claremore Funeral Home.

FANNIE HAUSE, 101, longtime Claremore resident, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at her home. Services, 11 a.m., Wednesday., Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ALLIE MEACHAM, 91, Claremore resident, died Sunday, April 4, 1999. Services, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Washington Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

BEULAH A. VOSS, mother of Claremore resident Latricia Lingenfelter, died Saturday, April 3, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Hardwick Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, Ark. Interment, Minnow Creek Cemetery, Lamar, Ark.

DANIELLE EDITH BERGSTROM, infant daughter of Michael and Robin Bergstrom, died April 1, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Oakhaven Cemetery

OLLIE IOLA CHANEY, 81, homemaker, died April 1, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Chapel, burial Lone Elm Cemetery

BOBBY DODWEN, 37, Utility Cable employee and former Northwest District Fire Chief, died April 1, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church; burial Oakhaven Cemetery. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

TOMMY W. JOHNSTON, 71, oilman and Morris resident, died October 31, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Baptist Church of Morris, Morris Cemetery, McClendon Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEE WELCH, 78, retired typesetter, died October 30, 1998. Graveside services Tuesday, Highland Cemetery, Inola Funeral Home.

THOMAS CURTIS, 70, died Thursday, October 29, 1998. Graveside services Saturday, Adair, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

SILBA BRYANT, 82, Claremore native, died Friday, October 30, 1998 in Las Cruces, N.M. Services Monday in Las Cruces, Graham Funeral Home.

OTIS "BUD" ANDERSON, 78, retired American Airlines crew chief, died October 28, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church of Claremore, Fairview Cemetery of Vinita, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CHARLES CECIL ROACH, 60, auto mechanic from Chelsea, died October 27, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Chelsea Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

AMERIGO MORSANI, 91, retired pipeline welder from Talala, died June 2, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Memorial Park Cemetery, Benjamin Funeral Service, all in Nowata.

RUTH I. DONAGHE, 75, died May 30, 1998. Services Tuesday morning, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Woodlawn Cemetery.

BILLYE MAXEY MOREHEAD, 74, former Claremore resident, died May 30, 1998. Services Tuesday in Virginia.

JOHN HILL, 77, died June 1, 1998. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

CINDY MILLER, 46, died June 1, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, Rice Funeral Service.

STACY LEE POPE, 29, died May 31, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Winganon Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JANICE RINES, 73, former Claremore resident died July 31, 1998, in Enid. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Ladisau-Evans Funeral Home in Enid.

DOROTHY LACY died late Friday, July 31, 1998, after a battle with cancer. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

DEMPSEY LEE NICKERSON, 79, died Thursday, July 30, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

VLADIMIR 'VAL' ZIVKOVICH, 80, died July 29, 1998 at the Claremore Veterans Center. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Chouteau Cemetery.

DEMPSEY LEE NICKERSON, 79, died early July 30, 1998, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services 10 a.m., Saturday, First Christian Church, Rice Funeral Service.

THOMAS LLOYD "JACK" FORBES, 66, school administrator for Oklahoma Public Schools in Berryhill and Fairland resident, died July 24, 1998. Services Tuesday, graveside in Sulfur Bend Cemetery near Grove, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

ANCIL NEAL HAYES, 87, retired American Airlines employee, died July 24, 1998. Services Tuesday, Lone Elm Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARGIE ENGLAND GRASS, former Foyil resident died July 25, 1998. Service Tuesday, House of Prayer, Lone Chapel Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MAUDE KEITH, 83, homemaker, died July 26, 1998. Graveside services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, A Ark. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ERICA NICOLE HODGES, 12, of Malvern, Ark., died July 25, 1998, auto accident. Services Tuesday, Daniels Chapel Baptist Church, Dumas, Ark., Walnut Lake Cemetery, Dumas, Griffin Funeral Home.

HERBERT GERALD LADD, 89, former Claremore resident, died July 26, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fairlawn Burial park, Hutchinson, Kansas, McCafferty-Bolick Funeral Home.

LUELLA L. BACKWARD, 65, of Salina , former nurse at Claremore Indian Hospital, died July 25, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, New Jordan Baptist Church, Salina. Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.

MORNA LOUISE CLINDINING, 71, Pryor, former Claremore businesswoman, died Thursday, July 23, 1998 at her home. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Southside Christian Church of Pryor. Burial Memorial Park in Tulsa. Jim Green Funeral Home of Pryor.

VIRGINIA 'GINGER' KISSLER, 61, Inola, died Thursday, July 23, 1998 in Tulsa. Services 10- a.m. Monday, Inola Assembly of God. Inola Funeral Home.

ANCIL HAYES, 87, Claremore, retired American Airlines, died Friday, July 24, 1998. Services 10 a.m.Tuesday, graveside, Lone Elm Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CLARK LEE "PETE" GAYLORD, 72, Oologah-Talala, retired American Airlines, died Thursday, July 23, 1998. Services 2 pm. Monday Collinsville First Baptist Church. Collinsville Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA ANN KISSLER, 61, Inola homemaker, died July 23, 1998. Services pending, Inola Funeral Home.

EVELYN STOKES HAUSE NICKLES, 74, died July 22, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.EVELYN STOKES HAUSE NICKLES, 74, died July 22, 1998. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

JESS COMBS, 78, salvage yard owner, died July 18, 1998. Services Tuesday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, Woodlawn Cemetery.

BEATRICE SMITH, 83, former Claremore resident, died July 19, 1998. Services Tuesday, Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola, Kansas, Highland Cemetery.

DOROTHY LOUISE CLARK, 61, Chelsea homemaker, died July 18, 1998. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Chapel, Chelsea Cemetery.

CONSTANCE STARKEY, 73, died July 15, 1998. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

IMOGENE "GENE" VANCE, 72, died July 15, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, Woodlawn Cemetery.

LORRAINE MAYTUM, 88, died July 12, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MADGE MAY HELTZEL, 90, died July 12, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church east of Claremore, Ketchum Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BERTIE ISABELLE RHINE, 76, died July 13, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

LUKE SAMUEL SHAW, infant son of Chris and Patty Shaw, died July 13, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Cecilia Catholic Church chapel, Rice Funeral Service.

JESSIE PEARL HORNER, 88, died July 10, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God in Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JACK WALKER JR., 72, died July 9, 1998. Memorial services 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church of Chelsea, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

L.P. "TOBE" BRIGGS, 83, died July 9, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Hilldale Baptist Church, Lone Elm Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

RAYMOND E. LEE, 70, rancher and minister, died July 8, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, North Elliott Church of God in Pryor, Key Funeral Home, Pryor.

MILDRED D. YOUNG RENKE, 74, of Tahlequah died July 6, 1998. Services 2 p.m.

JAMES SMOKEY TANNER, 79, of Chelsea, former Alluwe school teacher and mechanic, died July 7, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church in Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service."

PEARL HALEY, 78, former Claremore resident, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Cushing. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

PRISCILLA J. DREADFULWATER, 52, of Chelsea, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m., today, at Snider Cemetery in Chelsea. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

LUCILLE K. "LU" CASEBIER, 66, Kansas resident and sister of Ruth Thurman of Claremore, died Monday, May 3, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, at Barnett Funeral Home. Burial, Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Barnett Funeral Home.

BERT LOUIS WHITE, 72, retired employee of International Metals in Sapulpa and resident of Claremore, died Monday, May 3, 1999. Graveside services with military honors 11 a.m., Thursday, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Services.

JESSIE AMANDA DAILEY DAVIS, 89, died June 30, 1998. Memorial services 10 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church.

DONNA SUE GRAY, 49, longtime Claremore resident, died June 27, 1998. Services Monday. Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita.

TERRI LYNN HARPER, 42, computer lab coordinator for Oologah-Talala Public Schools, died June 27, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oologah-Talala School Auditorium, Fairview Cemetery, Benjamin Funeral Service.

DENNIS CUMMINS, 61, Reed Computer Systems analyst, died June 27, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Church of Christ in Claremore, Highland Cemetery in Inola, Rice Funeral Service.

WALTER BYRD RODGERS, 62, of Tulsa, died June 30, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Moore's Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa, Oakhaven Cemetery of Claremore, Moore Funeral Homes.

HAZEL WYONELL SMITH, 79, Claremore, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church. Burial in Woodlawn. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ALFRED RAY HOWELL, 72, retired mail carrier, died Friday, June 26, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Locust Grove. Jones-Wilson-Cunningham funeral Home, Locust Grove.

MARY FLORENCE STOUT, 77, Sperry, sales associate Sears and Vandevers and election board clerk, died Thursday, June 25, 1998. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Johnson Funeral Chapel, Sperry. Burial Resthaven Cemetery, Sperry.

VIRGINIA RUTH CAGLE, 68, homemaker, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

DOLLY FAYE DOTY, 80, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998 in car wreck. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Chelsea United Pentecostal Church. Bureail in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

LaRHONDA JO RHOADS, 39, Sapulpa, formerly of Claremore, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998 in Sapulpa. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sapulpa.

Taylor Shawn Gonzales, infant son of Jeremy and Jenny Gonzales, died Saturday, June 20, 1998. Graveside services today, Washington Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

James H. 'Jim' Bickford, 73, minister, died Friday, June 19, 1998. Memorial services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church. Rice Funeral Service.

Oleta C. Phillips, 86, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998. Service pending. Rice Funeral Service.

Gladys L. Carter, 79, homemaker, Oklahoma City, former Claremore resident, died Saturday, June 20, 1998. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service Chapel.

Nina Cox Adair, 68, Vinita, former Claremore resident, retired Safeway checker. Graveside service today, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

OWEN 'SI' WARD, 79, retired from T.D. Williamson and the City of Oologah, died June 17, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Oologah United Methodist Church, Oologah Funeral Home.

ALTIE R. BOYD, 73, died June 17, 1998. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

LEON TIMMERMAN, 63, died June 15, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Family Worship Center of Claremore, Buffington Cemetery of Sallisaw, Rice Funeral Service.

NINA FORREST BROWN, 88, of Big Cabin died June 13, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Big Cabin, Lone Chapel Cemetery near Pryor, Jim Green Funeral Home of Pryor.

LEWIS GORDON McMANNIS, 78, of Hutchinson, Kansas, died June 13, 1998. Services Tuesday in Halstead, Kansas, Kaufman Funeral Home.

JACK T. MORRISON, 75, field superintendent for Sun Oil, died June 13, 1998. Services Tuesday in Chelsea, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

RUTHIE MAE MARTIN, 83, Chelsea homemaker, died June 8, 1998. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church of Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WILLIAM A. 'BILL' RAGAN, 82, of Chelsea, died June 8, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel, Winganon Cemetery.

ARCHIE S.M. 'DOCK' JORDAN, 89, died June 6, 1998. Services Tuesday, Benjamin Funeral Chapel, Fairview Cemetery, Nowata.

MARIE HEAPE, 89, died June 7, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Faith Baptist Church, Rice Funeral Service.

MARGARET IMOGENE MAY, 60, homemaker, died June 6, 1998. Services Tuesday, First Baptist Church in Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

THOMAS RICHARD 'TOM' MONTGOMERY, 76, died June 7, 1998. Graveside services Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

GRACE PAYNE, 93, died June 9, 1998. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

WINIFRED TIMMONS died June 6, 1998. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

WILLIAM A. 'BILL' RAGAN, 82, Chelsea school bus driver and maintenance, Services 10 a.m. Friday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Winganon Cemetery.

MARY LORENA MYNATT, 82, homemaker, died June 4, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, Oologah Funeral Home.

JAMES FRANKLIN 'JIM' CARNAHAN, 70, developmental technician for McDonnell-Douglas , died June 3, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden.

JOHN HILL, 77, died June 1, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Rabbs Creek Church, Oologah, Oologah Cemetery Claremore Funeral Home.

EDITH WILSON, 85, retired school and nursing home cook, died May 30, 1998. Services Monday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Woodlawn.

CORINE ETHEL DOWNING, 81, homemaker of Chelsea, died Friday, May 28, 1999. Services, 1 p. m., Thursday, Chelsea's First Christian Church. Burial, Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a. m.-7 p. m. today, 9 a. m.-7 p. m. on Wednesday and 9 a. m.-11:30 a. m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

ELLA DORA ADAMS, 94, retired educator of Foyil, died Sunday, May 30, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Wednesday, Foyil Baptist Church. Burial, Talala's Fairview Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service in Chelsea.

RONALD DEAN BALL, 55, electrician and contractor of Claremore, died Sunday, May 30, 1999. Services, 12 p. m., Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, St. Paul Garden at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Floral Haven Funeral Home in Tulsa.

VIRGINIA MAXINE DUNCAN, 81, retired employee of Denbo's Jewelry from Claremore, died Monday, May 31, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Thursday, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GREGORY J. FRYE, 46, resident of Claremore, died Thursday, May 27, 1999. Memorial services, 10 a. m., Saturday, at Victory Tabernacle and at Friends Mission, in McCloud with interment following. Local arrangements, Rice Funeral Service.

ZENOBIA BRICE "BOBBIE" VINCENT, 90, former Claremore resident, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 2 p. m., tomorrow, in the Chapel of the Garden, of Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Lone Elm Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

EDNA TELIA "DUTCH" CASITY, 92, Pryor,. Died Thursday, May 20, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor. Graveside, 2:30 p.m., Woodlawn Memorial Park, Cleveland.

DOROTHY JANE POPE DAVENPORT, 64, Grove. Died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial 2 p.m., Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee.

GLEN DOYLE BAILEY, 69, Bixby, retired Magic Empire Express. Died Thursday, May 20, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, A Glorious Church Fellowship, Collinsville. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Oologah. Oologah Funeral Home.

PEARL FRANCES MOST, 89, Chelsea, retired teacher, died Thursday, May 20, 1999. Service, 2:30 p.m. today (Sunday), Chelsea First Christian Church. Burial, Big Cabin Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

MARY JOYCE COEN, 58, office manager, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services were Saturday at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

ZENITH STEPHENS, 86, retired Claremore Health Center, died Friday, May 21, 1999. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

VIRGA HAZEL JONES, 91, resident of Chelsea, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Memorial services, 2 p. m., Saturday, Bethany Christian Church in Tulsa. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service in Chelsea.

IRIS PORTER, 75, homemaker of Inola, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services, 9 a. m., Monday, May 24, 1999, in Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Gage Memorial Cemetery in Gage. Rice Funeral Service.

ANGELA JO TARPLEY, 32, registered nurse of Claremore, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services, noon Friday, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DOROTHY J. DAVENPORT, 64, resident of Grove, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIAM "JUDD" CHEW, 74, retired music educator, Claremore, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999. No services planned. Rice Funeral Service.

REVA MARIE MOORE, 83, homemaker of Inola, died Monday, May 17, 1999, in Pryor. Graveside services 10:30 a. m., Thursday, at Inola's Highland Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

WILMA JEAN IRWIN, 78, resident of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Memorial services 2 p. m., Thursday, at the Church of Christ. Burial, Oak Haven Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ANNETTE A. KINCADE, 63, homemaker of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at Specialty Care of Claremore. Services, 1 p. m., Friday, at Christview Christian Church in Tulsa. Burial, Tulsa's Memorial Park Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

MARGARET TRAIL, 77, homemaker of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Wednesday, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

MARY CRIDER, 75, homemaker of Claremore, died Friday, May 14, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., today, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Floral Haven in Broken Arrow. Claremore Funeral Home.

ANNETTE A. KINCADE, 63, of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

ELLEN E. HOLMAN, 77, died Sunday, May 16, 1999. Graveside services, 11 a. m., Wednesday, at Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor. Stephens Memorial Chapel.

RICHARD LEE JAMES, 77, retired American Airlines employee of Tulsa, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Service, 10:30 a. m., today, at Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

GARY BENIGAR, 52, retired Oklahoma Natural Gas, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, First Assembly of God Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

DAVID GORDON, 59, Broken Arrow building and developer, former Rogers State College regent and vice chairman of Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Broken Arrow First United Methodist Church. Hayhurst Funeral Home.

J. W. KILPATRICK, 72, father of Cindy Drake-Simms and Lorrain Collins of Claremore, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Tulsa. Services will be Friday, May 14, 1:30 p. m. at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow.

VIVIAN FILES SIMS, 79, mother of Barbara Ingram of Claremore, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in Tulsa. Memorial services 2 p. m., Saturday, in Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Interment at a later date in Henryetta. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

GARY BENIGAR, 52, of Claremore, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Saturday, First Assembly of God on West Blue Starr. Rice Funeral Service.GENEVA EMALINE ONEAL, 71, mother of Geneva Hanes of Claremore, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in Tulsa. Services 2 p. m., today, in the Peggs Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, Peggs' New Home Cemetery. Key Funeral of Pryor.

VIVIAN SIMS, 79, homemaker of Claremore, died Monday, May 10, 1999. Memorial services 2 p. m., Saturday, in the Chapel of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

DAVID BRASSFIELD, 43, aircraft mechanic of Claremore, died Monday, May 10, 1999. Graveside services, 1 p. m., Thursday, Lone Elm Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

LOLA SIMS MOEBES, 95, retired educator and member of Claremore United Methodist Church, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Brady, Texas. Graveside service 10:30 a. m., Saturday, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home in Brady, Texas.

NORMA IRENE ARCHER, 77, resident of Chelsea, died at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Saturday, May 8, 1999. Services, 10:30 a. m., Wednesday at Chelsea's First Christian Church. Interment will follow at 2:30 p. m., Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City, Mo. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

JEROME HERMAN RINK, 87, resident of Collinsville, died at Frances Streitel Senior Care Center in Collinsville, Sunday, May 9, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p. m., Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

PATRICIA ARCHER, 66, former Claremore resident and more recently of Collinsville, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 1 p. m., Thursday, at Mowery Funeral Chapel in Owasso.

WILLIAM HIGLEY, 86, father of Claremore residents John and Carolyn Bunt, died Sunday, May 9, 1999. Visitation this evening at Rice Funeral Home until 8 p. m. Burial arrangements to be made in Caldwell, Idaho.

DR. DAVIS B. CECIL, former pastor of Claremore's First Presbyterian Church, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Dallas, Texas. Services, today in Dallas. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

ELGIN RADER, 82, Claremore homemaker, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Claremore. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Burial, Oowala Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BETTY LOU CORLEY, 70, Claremore resident and retired bookkeeper, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999. Graveside services, 11 a. m., Friday, Woodlawn Cemeter. Rice Funeral Service.

OLIVER D. DELOZIER, 78, former Chelsea resident, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Reno, Nev. Memorial service held June 22, 1999, in Reno. Interment, Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev.

JERRY OLIVER, 62, land salesman of Claremore, died Saturday, June 26, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p. m., Tuesday, Dawes Cemetery in Foyil. Claremore Funeral Home.

EDNA LUCILLE MAYES, 72, retired registered nurse of Claremore, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Hillcrest in Tulsa. Services, 2 p. m., Wednesday, Rose Hill Funeral Home in Tulsa.

MARK TODD WHITE, 17, high school senior of Owasso, died Saturday, June 26, 1999. Services, 1 p. m., Wednesday, Shipman Funeral Home in Wagoner. Interment, Wagoner's Pioneer Cemetery. Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory.

MIRANDA DYAN ADAM, 16, of Owasso, died Saturday, June 26, 1999. Services, 11 a. m., today, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Lone Elm Cemetery in Claremore. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARTHA ELIZABETH WILLHOITE, 70, of Claremore, died Saturday, June 26, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Thursday, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

FRANCES L. CONGER, 53, Claremore resident, died June 25, 1999. Graveside service 9 a.m. Monday, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LARRY BROOKSHIEF, 56, Chelsea resident and former postmster, died June 24, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Monday, First Baptrist Church, Chelsea, Dawes Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

LOLA SCRUGGS, 99, Chelsea resident and homemaker, died June 24, 1999, Service 10 a.m. Monday, Free Holiness Church of Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BETTY FLETCHER, 65, died JUne 24, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Monday, First Assemblyof God, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Rice Funeral Service.

MARIE JO SKIDMORE, 69, Claremore resident and homemaker, died Thursday, June 24, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Monday, June 28, 1999, in Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

LOIS MARGARET SCRUGGS, 99, Chelsea resident and homemaker, died Thursday, June 24, 1999. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LARRY BROOKSHIER, 56, Chelsea resident, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

FRANCES L. CONGER, 53, Claremore resident and employee with RCB Bank, died today, June 25, 1999. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

BETTY JO FLETCHER, 65, Claremore resident, retired from Southwestern Bell, member of First Baptist Church, died Thursday, June 24, 1999. Services, 11 a. m., Monday, June 28, 1999, First Assembly of God. Burial, Oak Haven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

AMY MARIE SCHAROSCH, 15, Oklahoma City resident, granddaughter of Bill and Mary Parker of Chelsea, died Wednesday June 23, 1999. Graveside services, Monday, June 28, 1999, 10 a. m., at Sunnyland Cemetery. John M. Ireland Funeral Home in Moore.

GREGORY LaVON JORDAN, 53, Pryor resident, died Sunday, June 20 , 1999. Memorial service, 11 a. m., Friday, at the First Christian Church in Langley.

GERMAINE R. "GERI" VAUGHAN, 69, Sand Springs resident and mother of Dennis Vaughan of Claremore, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 10 a. m., Friday, in Mobley-Dodson Funeral Chapel in Sand Springs. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, under the direction of the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service.

HANSEL B. COLLINS, 85, Chelsea resident and retired auto mechanic, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Saturday, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CHEYENNE ALEXANDRA ROBINSON, 16 month, Chelsea, died Monday, June 21, 1999. Service, 2 p. m., Friday, at Assembly of God in Chelsea. Burial, Winganon Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

JOHN EUGENE NEIGHBORS, 81, Foyil resident and retired mechanical engineer with Williams Pipeline, died Monday, June 21, 1999. Graveside services, 11 a. m., tomorrow, at Ward's Grove Cemetery in Foyil. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

Fred Tanner, 75, Claremore resident, died June 18, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel.

Leon Wood, 65, retired from St. John Medical Center, died June 18, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Faith Baptist Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

Bill Mersch Jr. , 49, Claremore resident, died June 18, 1999. Services 2 2 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

BOBBY D. WILLIAMSON JR., 29, Inola resident and former salesman with Pixley Lumber, died Thursday, June 17, 1999. Graveside services, 10 a. m., Saturday, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah. Rice Funeral Service.

TOMI WILLIAMSON BOWMAN, 78, former longtime Claremore resident, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999. Memorial services, 9 a. m., Friday, St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Tucson, Ariz.

DARLEEN COFFMAN, 62, resident of Foyil, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Graveside service, 2 p. m., Friday, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

EDNA LORETTA SUMTER, 79, former longtime Claremore resident, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. Services, 2 p. m., Thursday, at the First Assembly of God Church. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

GLENN LESTER CLAGG, 75, founder of Claremore Industrial Tool Co., died Tuesday, June 15, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Friday, at the Central Church of Christ and graveside, 3 p. m., at Memory Gardens in McAlester. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MUSGROVE, JOSEPHINE A., 88, Claremore resident, died Sunday, June 13, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

TOMMIE A. (TUCK) ARCHER, 60, son of Virginia Archer of Claremore, died Monday, June 14, 1999. Interment, 10 a. m., Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Celebration service, 3 p. m., at First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville.

EDITH I. DAWES, 75, Chelsea resident, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Craig County Hospital in Vinita. Services, Today, at the First Baptist Church of Chelsea. Burial, Dawes Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DOROTHY KASSICK , 73, wife of Al Kassick, retired Safeway store manager, homemaker of Claremore, died Thursday, June 10, 1999. Services, 11 a. m., Monday, at St. Cecilia Catholic Chur ch. Burial, White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville. Claremore Funeral Home.

JASON LEE WOLFE, 21, son of Deirdre and John Brown of Claremore, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999. Services, Friday, at the First Christian Church of Claremore. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PHYLLIS SHIELDS, 66, resident of Chelsea, died Sunday, June 6, 1999. Graveside services 2 p. m., Wednesday, Winganon Cemetery. Family visitation from 6 p. m. until 8 p. m. today at Claremore Funeral Home.

LEO PIERCE, 72, Chelsea resident and resort owner in Grove, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa. Graveside service, Wednesday, at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WILMA MARTIN ROBARDS, 72, Chelsea resident, died Monday, June 7, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Thursday, at United Memorial Methodist Church in Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.FRANCES JACKSON, 87, Claremore resident, died Friday, June 4, 1999. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

PAUL HAMILTON, 71, retired Claremore police officer, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in Grove Hospital. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Claremore. Claremore Funeral Home.

NONA BOROTA, 87, mother of Dawn Keeter of Claremore, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999. No local services planned. Rice Funeral Service.

BILLY JOE COOPER, 67, retired air-traffic controller and father of Brenda Buchanan of Claremore, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in Tulsa. Graveside services, 10 a. m., Friday, Tulsa's Memorial Park Cemetery. Moore Funeral Home, Tulsa.

MONA BELLE McNABB, 86, Catoosa resident, died Sunday, July 25, 1999. Services, 10:30 a. m., Wednesday, First Baptist Church of Catoosa. Interment, Catoosa's Timberidge Cemetery. Kennard Funeral Service.

JOHN E. WRIGHT, 70, Claremore resident, died Monday, July 26, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

MARY BARKLEY McGRAW, 85, formerly of Foyil, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, Cedar Creek Nursing Home in Norman. Services, 11 a. m., today, Foyil United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EDITH "PERKY" PEARL SHOVER, 98, formerly of Inola, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, Rosewood Terrace Nursing Home in Vinita. Services, 2 p. m., Wednesday, Inola First Baptist Church. Burial, Highland Cemetery, Inola. Luginbuel Funeral Service, Vinita.

MAURICE "BOOMER" McSPADDEN JR, 54, educator, formerly of Chelsea, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City. Memorial service today, Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

LAVERNE SUNDAY, 64, retired from Claremore Indian Hospital, died July 22, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Little Rock Indian Cemetery, Key Funeral Home, Locust Grove.

KATHLEEN MELTON, 72, died July 22, 1999. Services noon Monday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel, burial 2:30 p.m. Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

"JIM" MABERRY, 68, died July 23, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Woodlwan Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

MICHAEL LEROY WELLS, 8, of Claremore, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Children's Hospital, Denver, Colo. Services, 2 p. m., Saturday, at Midway Baptist Church. Interment, Washington Cemetery. Jim Green Funeral Home, Pryor.

CHARLES RUSSELL BRUNSON, 62, Inola resident, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Friday, at First Baptist Church of Inola. Burial, Highland Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

GLADYS NADINE THURSTON, 63, of Claremore, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999. Graveside services, 11 a. m., tomorrow, at Foyil's Washington Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

Lee Thurman, 74, of Tulsa, former longtime Claremore resident, died Saturday, July 17, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Burial 1:30 p.m. Ft. Gibson National Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

CONWAY WADE GROGAN, 16, died Thursday, July 15, 1999 in car wreck. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Washington Baptist Church. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MAXINE LAMBERT, 81, Inola, retired Dillard's and Apple Shack, died Friday, July 16, 1999. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Highland Cemetery, Inola. Inola Funeral Home.

ANNA MAUD GEORGE, 88, Claremore resident and retired nanny for the Dr. Jennings family, died July 14, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Saturday, Bethel Tabernacle Church. Burial, Washington Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JACK COLLINS, 78, member of pioneer Verdigris farming and ranching family and longtime Verdigris school board member, died Monday, July 12, 1999. Services, 10:30 a. m., Thursday, at the Jack Collins Fine Arts and Sports Complex in Verdigris. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore. Rice Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Verdigris Schools through Rice Funeral Service, Box 8, Claremore 74018.

RICKY FRANCES CLEEK, 40, of Claremore, died Monday, July 12, 1999. Services, 11 a. m., Friday, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Owalla Cemetery in Claremore. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CHARLES LLOYD DAVIS, 90, of Greensburg, Kansas and father of Beverly Batman of Claremore, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Larned, Kansas. Services, 2 p. m., Thursday, Fleener Chapel, Greensburg. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.

THOMAS ROBERT GRAHAM, 58, of Claremore, died Sunday, July 11, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Memorial service, 11 a. m., Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JOE RICHARD LEWIS, 66, Chelsea resident, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at his home. Service, 10 a. m., Wednesday, Cowboy Junction in Vinita. Burial, Ward's Grove Cemetery in Foyil. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

WALDO TAFT FUNK, 90, of Inola, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at the Inola Health Care Center. Service, 2 p. m., today, at the Eden Mennonite Church, Inola. Burial, Eden Mennonite Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

RICKY FRANCES CLEEK, 40, of Claremore, died Monday, July 12, 1999. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RUBY MAE SEAMANS, 83, of Bentonville, Ark., and sister of Paul Hoffman of Claremore, died July 8, 1999, at Concordia Care Center, Bella Vista, Ark. Graveside services, 11 a. m., Saturday, Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore. Burns Funeral Homes, Inc., Bentonville, Ark.

SHIRLEY RUTH CRUSE, 64, of Claremore, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p. m., Friday, Claremore's Sandridge Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

JIMMY DEAN BEGGS SR., 46, of Claremore, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Services, 2 p. m. Saturday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Inola's Highland Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

RUBY ODELL MULLEN, 93, of Inola, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Friday, Inola United Methodist Church. Burial, Highland Cemetery in Inola. Rice Funeral Service.

LOUISE KILGORE, 78, retired loan representative of Claremore, died Monday, July 5, 1999. Graveside services, 10:30 a. m., Saturday, Ward's Grove Cemetery in Foyil. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIAM RICHARD LEWIS, 78, of Claremore, died Sunday, July 4, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Ward's Grove Cemetery in Foyil. Claremore Funeral Home.

JIMMY DEAN BEGGS, 46, of Claremore, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Services pending with Claremore Funeral Home.

PAUL MARTIN, of Chelsea, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Albuquerque, N. M. Services, 10 a. m., Saturday, 1st Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

JUNE M. (McPETERS) McCOLLOUGH, 81, former Claremore resident, died Friday, July 2, 1999. Memorial service, 1 p. m., Wednesday, Ketchum Cemetery. Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita.

HAROLD DEAN MAJOR, 62, of Pine City, Minn., son of Claremore's Margie Corp, died June 30, 1999. Cremation.

JOE W. STREET, 65, retired Air National Guard of Claremore, died Saturday, July 3, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Wednesday, Tulsa's Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

LOUISE KILGORE, 78, retired loan representative of Claremore, died Monday, July 5, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

CYE WEBB, father of Donna Dirickson, Shawnee resident and retired builder, died Thursday, July 1, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Tuesday, Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee.

EDITH ELNORA WHITE, 86, Catoosa resident and homemaker, died thursday, July 1, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, at the Catoosa Church of Chirst.

CORDIE MARIE MAGEE, 93, retired bookkeeper and mother of Chester Magee of Claremore, died Tuesday, June 30, 1999, in Specialty Care of Claremore. Services, 10:30 a. m., Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sapulpa. Interment, South Heights Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.

HELEN B. KISNER, Simms, Texas, former Claremore resident and widow of former OMA teacher Hugh William "Dub" Kisner, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 in Simms. Service 2 p.m. Monday graveside, Woodlawn. Claremore Funeral Home.

ETHEL ELEANOR MOORE, 84, Oologah, retired postal worker, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. Oologah Funeral Home.

SHIRLEY ANN GREGORY, 61, Chelsea resident and Eastern State Hospital nurse aide, died September 7, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Seaman- Blanke Funeral Chapel, burial Winganon Cemetery.

HALEY LYNN NICKERSON, infant daughter of Randy and Erica Nickerson, died Friday, September 6, 1999. Graveside services 10 a.m., Friday, at Washington Cemetery, Foyil.

GRACE A. PEYTON, 88, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999. Services 10 a.m., Saturday at the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial at Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor.

CLARENCE NEES, 71, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, Claremore. Graveside service Friday 2 p.m., Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

LIZZIE MAE INGLE, 80, died September 6, 1999. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Hilldale Baptist Church. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Hilldale Baptist Church. Burial Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

WILLIAM J. "BILL" MILLER, 71, of Claremore died Sept. 2, 1999, in Tulsa. Services were held Tuesday, September 7, 1999, 11 a.m. at the Dick Duck Cemetery in Catoosa. Interment under the direction of Kennard Funeral Service.

RANDY ROBINSON, 49, Bixby, son of O'Dora Denbo Robinson of North Richland Hills Texas, died Sunday, August 29, 1999. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lynn Lane Baptist Church, Broken Arrow.Interment will be at the New Home Cemetery, Peggs, under the direction of Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, Bixby.

VELMA ANN GILLUM, 89, of Locust Grove, former Claremore resident, died August 26, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Church at Claremore, Locust Grove Funeral Home.

COLEMAN LeROY BLEVINS, 68, Jay, father of Conia Shelton of Claremore, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999 at Grove. Services Saturday at Mount Hermon Church. Burial, Mount Hermon Cemetery. Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service of Jay.

CARL JACK UNDERWOOD, Chelsea, 79, died early Saturday, August. 28, 1999. Services are Tuesday, August 31, 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.

VERNON LAFFON, Oklahoma City, 75, died Saturday, August 28, 1999. Services pending.

MYRTIE M. McCOY, 92, of Chelsea, died Monday, August 23, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Thursday, Chelsea First Baptist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

ROBERT HICKS, 72, Claremore, hospital representative, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 in Oklahoma City. Graveside service Saturday in College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ill.

JESSE CORNELIUS BURRIS, 85, Claremore, retired minister and carpenter, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Monday, Chelsea Cemtery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JAMES LOYD BIBLE, 79, Chelsea, farmer-stockman and oilfield worker, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999. Services, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chelsea First Baptist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

EMMA LEE HASTINGS, 64, homemaker of Claremore, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, in Pryor. Services, 10 a. m., Saturday, Floral Haven Chapel in Broken Arrow. Burial, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

SANDRA KAY OLIVER, 53, of Claremore, died Thursday, August 19, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Tuesday, August 24, 1999, in Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ADA JARMAN, 64, homemaker of Claremore, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, in Shawnee. Services, 10 a. m., tomorrow, Claremore Funeral Chapel. Interment, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ESSIE CATES, 78, retired nurse aide for Claremore Hospital, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at Claremore's Specialty Care. Services, 10 a. m., Friday, at the Restoration Church of God. Burial, Sandridge Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ARTHUR NELSON ENGLISH, 82, died August 13, 1999. Services pending with Inola Funeral Home.

BILL SCHLOSS, 70, retired restaurant owner, died August 12, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church, Oakhaven Memorial Garden, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

KATYE MARY ANN WHEAT, 91, homemaker of Oologah, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at Specialty Care of Claremore. Services, Wednesday, 10 a. m., Zion Hill Freewill Baptist Church, Oologah. Burial, Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

ALFREDA MAE MACKEY, 82, homemaker and mother of Jim and Bob Mackey of Claremore, died August 4, 1999, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kansas. Graveside service, held yesterday, at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations for cancer research may be sent to Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045-0595.

LENIA MILLER, 80, retired cook of Claremore, died August 9, 1999. Service, 10 a. m., Thursday, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Lone Elm Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

WANDA MAE SPURLOCK, 68, of Claremore, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa. Service, 11 a. m., Thursday, Eden Mennonite Church of Inola. Burial, Eden Mennonite Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VICTOR (VIC) KING SCARTH, 96, father of Claremore attorney Bill Scarth of Claremore, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, in Amarillo, Texas.

DONALD GEORGE McCLURE, 66, formerly of Claremore, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, in Norman. Graveside service, 2 p. m., Friday, August 13, 1999, at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

WILLIE CHILES, 95, of Claremore, died Thursday, August 5, 1999. Graveside service, 11 a. m., Monday, August 9, 1999, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

RICHARD W. SORENSEN, 54, of Claremore, died Thursday, August 5, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Sequoyah Baptist Church. Burial Lone Elm. Rice Funeral Service.

KATHERINE "KATHY" LUCILLE BRUMLEY, 44, homemaker of Claremore, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 11 a. m., Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Bixby Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

HATTIE DUPY JONES DUGONE, 88, of Claremore, retired extension home economist and educator, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999. Service, 10:30 a. m., Saturday, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Graveside service, 3:30 p. m., Saturday, Billings Union Cemetery in Billings. Rice Funeral Service.

FANNIE M. KNIGHT, 70, formerly of Tiawah, a registered nurse, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Grace Living Center in Tahlequah. Graveside Service, 10 a. m., Wednesday, Claremore's Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GENE DITTRICH, 58, of Claremore, vice president and general manager of Controls Components, died Saturday, July 31, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., today, in the Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

SHARYN LEE PRICE, 54, former Claremore resident, died July 30, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Assembly of God, Muskogee, Haskell Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

HAROLD E. LAFFERTY, 77, of Claremore, retired promotion advertising manager for Spartan Grocers, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999. Services, 11 a. m., Monday, August 2, 1999, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Ward's Grove Cemetery in Foyil. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

GERALD JUBIE, father of Kathi Ragsdale of Claremore, died in route to a family reunion in Oregon. Services, today, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

JOHN EDWIN WRIGHT, 70, Claremore resident, died Monday, July 26, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Thursday, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

RAYMOND WILLIAM BRUNSON, 83, longtime Inola resident, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Claremore Veterans Center. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Seventh Day Church of God in Claremore. Burial, Highland Cemetery in Inola, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Visitation until 8 p.m. today.

LOUIS WAYNE "LOUIE" DIRICKSON, 76, of Claremore, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Friday, at the Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Home, with full military rites to follow at 1 p.m., in Vinita's Fairview Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Rice Funeral Service.

KENNETH WILLIAM ROGERS, 80, retired print setter of Claremore, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

VERA WILLHOITE, 89, homemaker from Claremore, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, at Sequoyah Baptist Church, N. of city. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

J. BARRY JONES, 30, of Tulsa, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at his home. Services, 1 p.m., Thursday, Calvary Nazarene Church in Jenks and graveside, 10 a.m., Saturday, at Herman Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark. Floral Haven Funeral Home of Broken Arrow.

CLAY YOCUM, 38, Inola resident, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at his home. Services pending with Inola Funeral Home.

DARRELL "BUD" ANDERSON, 57, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999. A Claremore resident he worked as a security officer. A memorial graveside rite is scheduled 2 p.m. Friday at the Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

HUGH EDWARD BIBLE, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999. Services are 10 a.m. Friday in Winganon Baptist Church. burial will follow in Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ETHEL MAE LOSHBAUGH, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999. Services are scheduled 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JAMES EDWARD REED, 72, Big Cabin, who worked as a shovel operator for Peabody Coal Company, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999. Graveside services are Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m., under the direction of Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial in Big Cabin Cemetery.

WILMA MARIE FRY, 89, died early Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. in the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation until 8 p.m. today.

JAMES GORDON WATKINS, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service.

NELLIE HENRYETTA CREAMER, 81, homemaker, Inola, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Highland Cemetery, Inola. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

WILMA MARIE FRY, 89, homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999 at Specialty Care of Claremore. Service pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

CLEO WARRINGTON, 78, former parts distributorship owner, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Tulsa. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

ETHEL EZELLA COOMBES, 83, Vinita resident died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Vinita. Service2 p.m. Monday, Luginbuel Funeral Chapel Buria, Big Cabin Cemetery.

NELLIE CREAMER, 81, homemaker, died Thurs., Sept. 30, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services pending with Inola Funeral Home.

CLEO MAE WARRINGTON, 78, died Thurs., Sept. 30, 1999, at Southcrest Hospital in Tulsa. Services pending with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service

BOB LEERSKOV, 77, died day, Sept. 29, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Blue Starr Church of Christ, Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VIOLA MAE DAVIS, 80, died Wed., Sept. 29, at Rosewood Terrace in Vinita. Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday at the First Christian Church of Chelsea. Burial at Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DOROTHY JEAN DEGNER, 75, died September 23, 1999. Graveside services Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Moore's Owasso Chapel.

CHARLES L. "CHARLIE" DORRIS, 66, retired from American Airlines, died September 25, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel.

GERALDINE GABLE, 80, died September 27, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Inola, Woodlawn Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

CHARLIE JOHN RICHARDSON, 54, Tiawah resident, died September 25, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Funeral Chapel.

JIMMY DEAN CLANTON, 66, of Chelsea, machinist for Public Service Company, died September 26, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Chelsea Cemetery, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

ETHEL LAVERNE WILSON, 86, of Bartlesville, died September 26, 1999. Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Green Country Retirement Village, graveside 3 p.m. in Fairlawn Cemetery of Cushing, Neekamp Funeral Home.

MONA MAXINE MORRISON, 88, Chelsea resident and homemaker died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. Services Thursday 2 p.m., graveside, Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

FRANCES SAWYER PEARSON, 86, of Claremore, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999. Private prayer services are scheduled with Claremore Funeral Home, burial in California.

RICHARD HENDRICKS, 77, retired coal miner Rogers County employee, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999. Services pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

LOUIS ROBERT MOORE, 81, retired gasoline and oil truck driver, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

ORA PHILLIPS, 92, Catoosa, died Friday, Sept17, 1999. Sevices are scheduled 10:30 a.m., Monday, Catoosa's First Baptist Church. Burial, under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home, will follow at Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

BILL EASTER, 60, Austin, Texas, former Claremore resident, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999 at his home. Services are with Cook-Walden Funeral Home of Austin.

LEVI S. WILSON, 74, died Thursday morning, September 16, 1999. Services pending with Rice Funeral Services.

PEARL MAE SHOUSE, 59, Chelsea, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999. She worked as a registered nurse at Eastern State Hospital. Services are Friday, 10 a.m., at the Chelsea Assembly of God. Burial in the Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

JUANITA STREETER, 91, died Monday, September 13, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

SHERRY HENSLEY, 60, died Monday, September 13, 1999. Services pending at Rice Funeral Service.

EDWINA (MRS. SAM) HADDAD, 92, Edwina's Gift Shop owner, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodlawn, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LYNDON MICHAEL LESTER, infant son of Donny Ray and Shannon Lee McKnight Lester, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service Chapel. Burial Ward's Grove Cemetery, Foyil. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ROBERT DALE MOSS JR., 44, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 in Tulsa. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

OLLIE IOLA CHANEY, 81, homemaker, died April 1, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Chapel, burial Lone Elm Cemetery

BOBBY DODWEN, 37, Utility Cable employee and former Northwest District Fire Chief, died April 1, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church; burial Oakhaven Cemetery. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DOUGLAS DRUE WAGONER, 61, lifetime resident of Talala and son of Beatrice Bell Wagoner of Claremore, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in Berryhill. Services, 2 p.m., Saturday, First Baptist Church in Talala. Interment, Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Oologah Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEE HICKS, 79, whose daughter Rita Carol McCurdy lives in Claremore, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in Canton. Graveside services, 2:00, today, in the Canton Cemetery. Haigler Funeral Home.

EVELYN E. THOMPSON, 89, homemaker, formerly of Claremore, died today Thursday, April 1, 1999. Services are pending. Rice Funeral Service.

DONALD JAMES FOX, 59, retired teacher, Claremore, died Monday, March 29, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

NELLIE JANE DOOLITTLE, 89, Chelsea resident and retired nurses aide, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Grove Nursing Center. Services, 11 a.m., Friday, First Christian Church of Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith directing.

MABEL J. KNOX, 89, retired Arkla Gas Co., died Friday, March 26, 1999. Services in Blanchard, La., under direction of Rose Neath Funeral Homes. Local arrangements under direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

FRANK FRANTZ NEEDHAM, 91, died Friday, March 26, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Chelsea First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

MARTHA SMRSTIK, 88, died March 25, 1999 in Chelsea. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Oakhaven Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

ALMA LORETTA JACOBS, 81, retired nurse of Chelsea, died Thursday, March 25, 1999. Service, 2 p.m., Monday, March 29, 1999, Epworth Methodist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

SYLVIA MAE HENRY, 94, homemaker of Claremore, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Friday, Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

MARY ALYCE HARRELL, 75, retired from First National Bank of Chelsea, died Saturday, March 20, 1999. Services, Monday, First Christian Church in Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

RENA REAGAN MASON, Leavenworth, Kansas, formerly of Claremore died Monday, March 22, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

GEORGE MARSHALL SMITH, 74, retired Tulsa McDonnell Douglas, died Monday, March 22, 1999. Services, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa. Claremore Funeral Home.

ARCHIE V. MOFFEIT, 83, Claremore, owner of Moffeit Motors for 50 years, died Saturday, March 20, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., today (Tuesday), Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEON GREEN, 56, retired Bernice truck driver, died Sunday, March 21, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Ballard Cemetery in Bernice. Claremore Funeral Home.

DOROTHY KELLY, 75, Claremore, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999. Service, 10 a.m., Saturday, Church of the Nazarene in Claremore. Burial, Oakhaven Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

DOUGLAS BUCKLES, 61, Claremore, died Monday March 15, 1999. Memorial Service, 2 p.m., Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Visitation from 7-9 p.m., Thursday at Claremore Funeral Home.

JOAN "JO" LANDWEHR, 66, retired machine operator of Claremore, died Sunday, March 14, 1999. Memorial services, 1 p.m., Friday, at Rice Funeral Service, Chapel of the Garden. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIAM DIVINE PATTISON, 93, Chelsea farmer-rancher of Chelsea, died today, March 17, 1999. Graveside Service, 2 p.m., Friday at Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.MAX MARVIN HUMPHREY, 62, Claremore, died Friday, March 12, 1999. Memorial services, Monday, Sequoyah Baptist Church. Rice Funeral Service

DEBRA LOUISE EASTERBY, 45, owner of Swif-T-Mart, died Saturday, March 13, 1999. Service, today, Hilldale Baptist Church. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso.

BEULAH MAE SUMMERLIN, 89, Pryor, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in Mannford. Services, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Key Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. Burial, Rose Cemetery. Key Funeral Service.

ROBERT RILEY JOHNSON, 56, Chelsea, self-employed telemarketer, died Friday, March 12, 1999. Services pending with Seaman- Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

ED MOHLER, 72, Claremore, retired Centrilift, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

ELLIE MAY MORRIS, 97, Chelsea homemaker, died Monday, March 8, 1999. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Friday, at Epworth Methodist Church in Chelsea. Burial in Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation, today and Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

LYNDELL WAYNE LANHAM, 31, son of Chelsea and Muskogee residents, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Burial, Bohannon Cemetery, south of Stuart.

GERALD LESTER MILLS, 78, retired mechanic of Claremore, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at his home. Service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

JAMES "HOMER" JOHNSTON, 63, retired electrician, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Winganon Baptist Church. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

VERNIE LEE WILLIS, 86, of Claremore, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Services 11 a.m., Saturday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Ross Cemetery in Salina. Rice Funeral Service.

JEWELL "JUDY" HUMPHREY, 87, homemaker, Claremore, died Thursday, March 4, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Monday at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ROGER DOYLE McSPADDEN, 40, Tulsa construction worker, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Services 11 a.m., Monday, First Presbyterian Church in Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

CHARLES A. MURPHY, 82, former Claremore resident, retired Air Force, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Fairland. Services pending. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Services.

WANDA INMAN POLITTE, 69, of Claremore, died today, March 5, 1999. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

COURTNEY LEIGH PARRISH, 16, Oologah-Talala sophomore, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, O-T Will Rogers Auditorium. Burial, Talala Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VERA IVA WILLHOITE, 89, longtime Claremore area resident, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, Sequoyah Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

FLETA (HENDRICKS) SHRUM, 91, native of Claremore, died Thursday, March 4, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Saturday, at Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

CLAY ALLEN YOCUM, 38, Inola, Services 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, 1999, First Baptist Church of Inola. Burial, Sweeten Cemetery . Inola Funeral Home.

ED LEVAY RANKIN, 78, Claremore, retired American Airlines employee, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his home. Services, 10 a.m., Friday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ANNETTE A. KINCADE, 63, of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

ELLEN E. HOLMAN, 77, died Sunday, May 16, 1999. Graveside services, 11 a. m., Wednesday, at Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor. Stephens Memorial Chapel.

RICHARD LEE JAMES, 77, retired American Airlines employee of Tulsa, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Service, 10:30 a. m., today, at Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

GARY BENIGAR, 52, retired Oklahoma Natural Gas, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, First Assembly of God Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

DAVID GORDON, 59, Broken Arrow building and developer, former Rogers State College regent and vice chairman of Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Broken Arrow First United Methodist Church. Hayhurst Funeral Home.

J. W. KILPATRICK, 72, father of Cindy Drake-Simms and Lorrain Collins of Claremore, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Tulsa. Services will be Friday, May 14, 1:30 p. m. at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow.

VIVIAN FILES SIMS, 79, mother of Barbara Ingram of Claremore, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in Tulsa. Memorial services 2 p. m., Saturday, in Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Interment at a later date in Henryetta. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

GARY BENIGAR, 52, of Claremore, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Services, 10 a.m., Saturday, First Assembly of God on West Blue Starr. Rice Funeral Service.GENEVA EMALINE ONEAL, 71, mother of Geneva Hanes of Claremore, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in Tulsa. Services 2 p. m., today, in the Peggs Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, Peggs' New Home Cemetery. Key Funeral of Pryor.

VIVIAN SIMS, 79, homemaker of Claremore, died Monday, May 10, 1999. Memorial services 2 p. m., Saturday, in the Chapel of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

DAVID BRASSFIELD, 43, aircraft mechanic of Claremore, died Monday, May 10, 1999. Graveside services, 1 p. m., Thursday, Lone Elm Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

LOLA SIMS MOEBES, 95, retired educator and member of Claremore United Methodist Church, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Brady, Texas. Graveside service 10:30 a. m., Saturday, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home in Brady, Texas.

NORMA IRENE ARCHER, 77, resident of Chelsea, died at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Saturday, May 8, 1999. Services, 10:30 a. m., Wednesday at Chelsea's First Christian Church. Interment will follow at 2:30 p. m., Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City, Mo. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

JEROME HERMAN RINK, 87, resident of Collinsville, died at Frances Streitel Senior Care Center in Collinsville, Sunday, May 9, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p. m., Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Benjamin Funeral Service, Nowata.

PATRICIA ARCHER, 66, former Claremore resident and more recently of Collinsville, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 1 p. m., Thursday, at Mowery Funeral Chapel in Owasso.

WILLIAM HIGLEY, 86, father of Claremore residents John and Carolyn Bunt, died Sunday, May 9, 1999. Visitation this evening at Rice Funeral Home until 8 p. m. Burial arrangements to be made in Caldwell, Idaho.

DR. DAVIS B. CECIL, former pastor of Claremore's First Presbyterian Church, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Dallas, Texas. Services, today in Dallas. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

ELGIN RADER, 82, Claremore homemaker, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Claremore. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Burial, Oowala Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

PEARL HALEY, 78, former Claremore resident, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Cushing. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

PRISCILLA J. DREADFULWATER, 52, of Chelsea, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m., today, at Snider Cemetery in Chelsea. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

LUCILLE K. "LU" CASEBIER, 66, Kansas resident and sister of Ruth Thurman of Claremore, died Monday, May 3, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, at Barnett Funeral Home. Burial, Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Barnett Funeral Home.

BERT LOUIS WHITE, 72, retired employee of International Metals in Sapulpa and resident of Claremore, died Monday, May 3, 1999. Graveside services with military honors 11 a.m., Thursday, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Services.

BERNICE ALBERTA ANDERSON, 82, retired clerical worker of Claremore, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the University Village in Tulsa. Services, 1 p.m., Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Memorial Heights Baptist Church in Claremore. Burial, Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JOHN ANTHONY HOOGEWIND, 82, retired electrical engineer of Claremore, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, Christ Presbyterian Church. Burial, Sageeyah Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RALPH HERSELL ROBY, 74, retired truck driver of Claremore, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Claremore Regional Hospital. Services, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Claremore's Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

NANNIE C. MOREAU, 86, former Claremore resident died Tuesday, April 20, 1999. Graveside Services and interment, 2 p.m., today at Collegedale Memorial Park in Chattanooga, Tenn.

VIRGINIA MARGARET LAUGHTON, 85, homemaker and mother of Claremore resident Virginia Bruner, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Tulsa. Memorial Services, 2 p.m., Tuesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Claremore.

JACK GRADY McCOMBS, 75, Claremore, retired American Airlines. Died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Claremore Veteran's Center. Services, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Chapel of the Garden of Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

GEORGIA B. McCALL, 82, homemaker of Chelsea, died Thursday, April 15, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Monday, First Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial, Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ELIZABETH NICHOLE COOPER, infant daughter of Brandy Brown and Bill Cooper, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999. Services, Saturday, at 1 p. m., in the Chapel of the Garden, at Rice Funeral Service.J

AKE WILLIAM BROWN, 80, retired ranch hand , died Monday, April 5, 1999, at his Claremore home. Graveside Services, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oakhaven Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DONNA LaVET REID McCASLIN, 38, homemaker and Claremore native, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Clinton, Ark. Services, 1 p.m., Friday, in the Chapel of the Garden of Rice Funeral Service.

BRUCE ANTHONY MORAVETZ, 31, died Monday, April 5, 1999, automobile accident. Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith chapel. Burial, Claremore's Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

LUCIE BRYAN STRADER, 84, longtime Talala resident, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Pheasant Run Residential Home in Foyil. Services today,Talala First Baptist Church. Interment Talala Fairview Cemetery. Benjamin Funeral Service.

DONALD FLOYD JONES, 71, farmer and rancher of Inola, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Inola Nursing Care Center. Services Monday, Inola Calvary Baptist Church. Interment in Choteau Cemetery. Rice Funeral Services.

GENE GUNNELLS, 73, floor covering contractor, died Friday, April 2, 1999. Services today, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. Claremore Funeral Home.

FANNIE HAUSE, 101, longtime Claremore resident, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at her home. Services, 11 a.m., Wednesday., Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ALLIE MEACHAM, 91, Claremore resident, died Sunday, April 4, 1999. Services, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Washington Baptist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

BEULAH A. VOSS, mother of Claremore resident Latricia Lingenfelter, died Saturday, April 3, 1999. Services, 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Hardwick Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, Ark. Interment, Minnow Creek Cemetery, Lamar, Ark.

DANIELLE EDITH BERGSTROM, infant daughter of Michael and Robin Bergstrom, died April 1, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Oakhaven Cemetery

ERMA LOUISE RITCHEY, 83, of Chelsea, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Services Monday, Beck Funeral Home, St. Clairesville, Ohio. Local arrangements with Rice Funeral Home.

MARY GONYEA SHELL, 86, retired nurse of Claremore, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. Private family services with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith.

RAYMOND EUGENE DENSMORE, 84, father of Cheryl A. Shelton of Claremore, retired Skelly Oil employee, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in Claremore. Graveside services 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow.

ELMO W. TANNER, 85, former mayor of Claremore, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Services 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at the First Christian Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service, Claremore.

VERA ROBERTSON BEARD, 84, retired beautician and former Claremore resident, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in Fresno, Calif. Services and burial in Fresno.

JOHN L. BECK, 81, of Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1999. Services Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Claremore. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

MYRTLE ELIZABETH LEDBETTER CORLEY, 96, homemaker of Claremore, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

JOE LEE NOE, 84, retired farmer and rancher, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Oaks Cemetery, Jones Funeral Home, Locust Grove.

MAXINE ATTEBURY, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

WEBSTER RAWLINGS, 55, retired radiologist of Claremore, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in Tulsa, Services Monday St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial in Rawlings family cemetery, rural Claremore. Rice Funeral Service.

NATHAN CHARLES THOMAS, 24, cook from White Oak, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Graveside services Thursday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Thomas Cemetery at White Oak, Burckhalter Funeral Home of Vinita.

HELEN GLOVER, 84, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Memorial services 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, First Presbyterian Church, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

WILLIAM "BILL" M. OZBUN, SR., 71, retired postal worker from Claremore, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Methodist Church, Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

MARGARET E. HARRIS, 84, Claremore resident, retired postmistress at Oologah, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, services today First United Methodist Church in Claremore. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah. Oologah Funeral Home.

LARRY W. KATZER, 61, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999. Memorial service last Saturday of March, Rice Funeral Service.

MELINDA J. MELINDER HARRILL, 49, Claremore resident and nurse, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday, 11a.m., Claremore Elks Lodge. Rice Funeral Service.

BETTY JONES HADDOCK CANTRELL, 71, Claremore, homemaker and employee at daughter's restaurant, Shirley's Kitchen; died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at her home. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of Garden. Burial in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

CORINE ETHEL DOWNING, 81, homemaker of Chelsea, died Friday, May 28, 1999. Services, 1 p. m., Thursday, Chelsea's First Christian Church. Burial, Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a. m.-7 p. m. today, 9 a. m.-7 p. m. on Wednesday and 9 a. m.-11:30 a. m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.

ELLA DORA ADAMS, 94, retired educator of Foyil, died Sunday, May 30, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., Wednesday, Foyil Baptist Church. Burial, Talala's Fairview Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service in Chelsea.

RONALD DEAN BALL, 55, electrician and contractor of Claremore, died Sunday, May 30, 1999. Services, 12 p. m., Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, St. Paul Garden at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Floral Haven Funeral Home in Tulsa.

VIRGINIA MAXINE DUNCAN, 81, retired employee of Denbo's Jewelry from Claremore, died Monday, May 31, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Thursday, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

GREGORY J. FRYE, 46, resident of Claremore, died Thursday, May 27, 1999. Memorial services, 10 a. m., Saturday, at Victory Tabernacle and at Friends Mission, in McCloud with interment following. Local arrangements, Rice Funeral Service.

ZENOBIA BRICE "BOBBIE" VINCENT, 90, former Claremore resident, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Tulsa. Services, 2 p. m., tomorrow, in the Chapel of the Garden, of Rice Funeral Service. Interment, Lone Elm Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

EDNA TELIA "DUTCH" CASITY, 92, Pryor,. Died Thursday, May 20, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor. Graveside, 2:30 p.m., Woodlawn Memorial Park, Cleveland.

DOROTHY JANE POPE DAVENPORT, 64, Grove. Died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial 2 p.m., Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee.

GLEN DOYLE BAILEY, 69, Bixby, retired Magic Empire Express. Died Thursday, May 20, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, A Glorious Church Fellowship, Collinsville. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Oologah. Oologah Funeral Home.

PEARL FRANCES MOST, 89, Chelsea, retired teacher, died Thursday, May 20, 1999. Service, 2:30 p.m. today (Sunday), Chelsea First Christian Church. Burial, Big Cabin Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

MARY JOYCE COEN, 58, office manager, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services were Saturday at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

ZENITH STEPHENS, 86, retired Claremore Health Center, died Friday, May 21, 1999. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

VIRGA HAZEL JONES, 91, resident of Chelsea, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Memorial services, 2 p. m., Saturday, Bethany Christian Church in Tulsa. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service in Chelsea.

IRIS PORTER, 75, homemaker of Inola, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services, 9 a. m., Monday, May 24, 1999, in Rice Chapel of the Garden. Burial, Gage Memorial Cemetery in Gage. Rice Funeral Service.

ANGELA JO TARPLEY, 32, registered nurse of Claremore, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services, noon Friday, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

DOROTHY J. DAVENPORT, 64, resident of Grove, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIAM "JUDD" CHEW, 74, retired music educator, Claremore, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999. No services planned. Rice Funeral Service.

REVA MARIE MOORE, 83, homemaker of Inola, died Monday, May 17, 1999, in Pryor. Graveside services 10:30 a. m., Thursday, at Inola's Highland Cemetery. Inola Funeral Home.

WILMA JEAN IRWIN, 78, resident of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Memorial services 2 p. m., Thursday, at the Church of Christ. Burial, Oak Haven Cemetery. Claremore Funeral Home.

ANNETTE A. KINCADE, 63, homemaker of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at Specialty Care of Claremore. Services, 1 p. m., Friday, at Christview Christian Church in Tulsa. Burial, Tulsa's Memorial Park Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

MARGARET TRAIL, 77, homemaker of Claremore, died Monday, May 17, 1999. Services, 2 p. m., Wednesday, Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

MARY CRIDER, 75, homemaker of Claremore, died Friday, May 14, 1999. Services, 10 a. m., today, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Floral Haven in Broken Arrow. Claremore Funeral Home.

SUSIE MAY TEAGUE, 83, homemaker, died April 4, 1998. Private family services, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

ROSE CADLE, 81, died April 7, 1998. Services pending, McCafferty Funeral Home in Tonkawa.

LEROY E. FULTZ, 79, mailman and farmer, died April 7, 1998, at Claremore Veterans Center. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Church of Christ, Blackwell, Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

MATILDA M. PODPECHAN, 88, retired secretary, died April 3, 1998, in Tulsa. Graveside service Tuesday, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kansas, Claremore Funeral Home.

CHARLES THOMAS GRUBBS, 80, retired carpenter, died April 3, 1998. Services Monday, Church of Christ, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Claremore Funeral Home.

RUTH BARNES, 76, retired medical assistant, died March 27, 1998, in Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial services, First Christian Church of Claremore , 11 a.m. Saturday.

FLOYD THURMAN RIDDLE, 74, retired building contractor of Foyil, died April 5, 1998. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Foyil Baptist Church, Claremore Funeral Home.

JAMES C. GUTHRIE, 63, horse trainer, died April 2, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Lone Elm Cemetery.

SUSIE MAY TAGUE, 83, homemaker, died April 4, 1998. Private family services, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VIVIAN LAVERNE RICE, 67, of Salina, died April 3, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Salina, Mayes Cemetery of Salina, Key Funeral Home, Pryor.

R. VANCE McSPADDEN, 80, Tahlequah, died April 2, 1998, in Muskogee. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Tahlequah. Tahlequah City Cemetery, Hart Funeral Home.

MATILDA PODPECHAN, 88, Frontenac, Kansas, died April 3, 1998 in Tulsa. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburg, Kansas, Claremore Funeral Home.

MATTIE FISHER, 94, died April 3, 1998. Local arrangements pending, Claremore Funeral Home.

MANULA WILLHOITE LUTZ, 87, former Claremore resident, died March 31, 1998, in Rogers, Ark. Graveside services 3 p.m. Friday, Lone Elm Cemetery.

MICKEY DON GRAVES, 22, died March 31, 1998 as result of auto accident. Memorial services 1 p.m. Friday, First Southern Baptist Church in Vera, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VERA "LAVERNE" FLINT GARINGER, 84, former Claremore resident, retired nurse and teacher, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Salem, Ore. Graveside services were Jan. 27, 1999, in Salem.

PEARL SHARP, 94, longtime resident of Claremore area, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, Services pending. Rice Funeral Service.

CLARENA "KAY" ICE, 79, retired cook and Claremore resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, Services 2 p.m., Friday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery . Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Smith.

WILLIAM JOSEPH LANE SWISHER, infant son of Sarah and Jason Swisher, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Key Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. Burial 2 p.m. Redden Cemetery. Key Funeral Home in Pryor.

CHARLOTTE DORSEY, 80, Pryor homemaker and former employee of the Cherokee Housing Authority, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Services 10 a.m., Thursday, First Church of God in Pryor. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Key Funeral Home of Pryor.

BERT LEON FIELDS, 76, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m., Friday, Lone Elm Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home .

CLARENA "KAY" ICE, 79, retired cook and Claremore resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RUBY BARROW, 65, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Services 11 a.m., Thursday, The Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Home. Burial,Woodlawn Cemetery. Rice Funeral Service.

BERT LEON FIELDS, 76, Claremore, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Services pending. Claremore Funeral Home.

SEWARD GLEN GILCHRIST, 90, of Chelsea, retired county foreman for Haskell County, Kansaa, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Funeral Service Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., First Christian Church in Chelsea. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service, Chelsea.

MARY MARIE MARCUM, 88, formerly of Chelsea, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in Wellington, Kan. Graveside and Burial services 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service directing.

EDNA MAY McBROOM, 82, Chelsea resident, retired nurses aide for Tulsa Christian Nursing Home, died Monday, Jan. 21, 1999. Graveside and Burial services Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, Chelsea Cemetery. Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service directing.

ADA E. LAMB, 83, originally from Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Cimarron Point Nursing Home in Mannford. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

RALPH A. COURSEY, 77, retired from Rockwell International, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Tulsa. Graveside services 11 a.m., Friday. Collinsville Ridgelawn Cemetery. Collinsville Funeral Home.

THOMAS EUGENE CULLISON, 81, retired butcher and resident of Claremore since 1992, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in Owasso, Services to be held in Calif. Visitation from 10-6, today, at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home.

CLYDA PAULINE WEEKS, 71, retired cook and Claremore resident, died Monday, Jan.17, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, Claremore Funeral Home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Claremore Funeral Home.

WILLIAM L. "BILL" STRATTON, 76, retired American Airlines engineer and 36-year member of Claremore-Rogers County Planning Colmmission, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Claremore Funeral Home.

GLEN HENSON, 75, retired electrician of Claremore, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m., Wednesday, Rice Chapel. Services 1:30 p.m., Thursday, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial, Woodlawn. Rice Funeral Service.

RUTH BACON, 74, homemaker, Foyil, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999. Services 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, First Baptist Church of Chelsea. Burial, Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

RAYMOND EDWARD BUTLER, 70, grocery meat department manager of Chelsea, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999. Private family graveside rites, Weaver Cemetery in Ornogo, Mo. Rice Funeral Service.

CATHERINE DOLORES McCALL, 76, former Chelsea resident, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Graveside Services, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, 1 p.m., Talala Cemetery. Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford.

LORILLA "RILLIE" JANE REED, 93, homemaker, longtime Chelsea resident, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Heritage Villa Nursing Center in Bartlesville. Graveside service Saturday at Chelsea Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

IVA PEARL CHRONISTER, 76, Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Hillcrest Medical Center. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service Chapel. Burial Woodlawn.

HERMAN V. McDANIEL, 65, of Claremore, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999. Graveside services today, Jan. 15, 1999, at 4 p.m., Wards Grove Cemetery, Foyil. Rice Funeral Service. 

LARRY LLOYD BABER, 54, died April 28, 1998, at Sallisaw. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Agent Chapel, Akins Cemetery, Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

CHRISTIE WINTERS, 48, scrub tech, died April 27, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Park Grove Cemetery of Broken Arrow, Claremore Funeral Home.

BUTCH CANTRELL, 54, died April 29, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel, Washington Cemetery.

RUBY JOE DEAN, 54, died April 29, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

LOUIS EDWARD CANTRELL, 54, died April 29, 1998. Services pending, Rice Funeral Service.

RONNIE CUMMINS JR., 36, died April 24, 1998, in Texas. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Rice Funeral Service Chapel of the Garden, Highland Cemetery of Inola.

ROBERT JEFFREY LINCOLN, 36, died April 24, 1998, in Arkansas. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Ark.

O.A. JACK THURMAN, 81, former Claremore resident and retired car dealer, died April 22, 1998.

GREGORY WAYNE RILEY, 17, died April 24, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Chelsea Cemetery, Rice Funeral Service.

MARGARETTE WARD, 58, seamstress, died April 23, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Monday Winganon Baptist Church, Winganon Cemetery of Chelsea, Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service.

ROY E. RAFFETY, 87, of Independence, Mo. died April 24, 1998. Private memorial service in Independence, Speaks Suburban Chapel.

ROBERT C. "B.G." BURDGE, 72, of Hooker, died April 22, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church of Hooker, Roberts Brothers Funeral Home.

VIOLA SANDERS, 79, homemaker, Claremore, died April 21, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Friday Rice Chapel of the Garden, burial in Lone Elm Cemetery.

BARBARA JEAN KILPATRICK NOBLE, 67, Claremore, died April 19, 1998. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Rice Chapel of the Garden, burial in Oakhaven Memorial Cemetery.

STEVE MILLER, 37, health care worker, Houston, died April 19, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Baptist Church, burial Memorial Park in Tulsa. Rice Funeral Service.

ADDIE FAY LIGHTHILL, 88, retired farmer and homemaker, died Monday, April 20, 1998. Services 2:30 p.m. Thursday, graveside Woodlawn Cemetery. Musgrove-Merriott Smith Funeral Service.

JESSE HOCKENBERRY, 93, retired machinist Daiey Air Rifle, died Saturday, April 18, 1998. Services Tuesday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel.

BARBARA JEAN NOBLE, 67, retired nurse aide and security guard, died Sunday, April 19, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Thursday Chapel of the Garden, burial Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Rice Funeral Service.

IDA MAE SHRUM, 80, Claremore, died April 21, 1998. Serving pending Musgrove-Merriott-Funeral Service.

WILLA GRAY, 99, died April 16, 1998. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Claremore Funeral Home Chapel.

HOWARD JAMES 'JIM' ABRAMS, 36, of Chouteau died April 15, 1998. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor, Stephens Memorial Chapel.

FLOYD J. MILLISER, 74, died April 15, 1998, in Foyil. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Saturday in Ward's Grove Cemetery.

DOROTHY DALE WALLIS, 89, died April 11, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of the Garden, Rice Funeral Service, Woodlawn Cemetery.

THOMAS. L. INGRAM, 80, retired Nabisco salesman, died April 12, 1998. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday Calvary Baptist Church of Tulsa, Floral Haven Cemetery, Fitzgerald Funeral Service.

IRENE ELIZABETH STEWART, 82, retired nurses aide, died April 14, 1998 at Wood Manor Nursing Home. Services pending, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

JOAN HUNTER, Claremore resident, died April 14, 1998. Services pending with Rice Funeral Service.

WILLIAM 'BILL' MITCHELL ENGLAND, 84, retired salesman, died April 11, 1998, at Wood Manor Nursing Home. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel, Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

LEROY EARL FULTZ, 79, retired mail carrier and farmer, died April 7, 1998, Claremore Veterans Center. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Church of Christ in Blackwell, Blackwell Cemetery, Roberts and Son Funeral Home of Blackwell.

RALPH F. CAGLE, 54, farmer and tractor trailer driver of rural Oswego, Kansas, died April 7, 1998. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Fairview Cemetery near Oswego, Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego.

MAGGIE CULVER FRY, 97, author, died April 7, 1998. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Verdigris United Methodist Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore Funeral Home.

BLYNN WALLER, 88, native of Waller Community, died April 6, 1998 in Midwest City. Graveside service in Chelsea (no date available).

NOEL LOGAN 'JIGGS' DAVIS, 82, retired oil field worker from Chelsea, died April 4, 1998. Services Tuesday, First Christian Church of Chelsea, Chelsea Cemetery, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

VALGENE FREEMAN, 73, of Vinita, died April 6, 1998. Service�s 2 p.m. Wednesday, Frank Burckhalter Memorial Chapel, Fairview Cemetery, Burckhalter Funeral Home of Vinita. 

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