Kingfisher County, Oklahoma


Cora Ash
Kingfisher - Mrs. Cora M. Ash, 72, of 1107 S. 7, died Thursday at bethany General Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hackney Funeral Home with burial in Kingfisher Cemetery. Born in Kingfisher and a lifelong resident, Mrs. Ash was a housewife and a librarian. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and PEO. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bessie A. Hale of Beaumont, California, three brothers, Arch Howe of Tucson, Arizona; Charlie Howe of Kingfisher, and Aaron Howe of Bethany.
[Note: Cora Miley Howe b. 30 December 1902, Kingfisher, OK died 30 October 1975, Bethany, Oklahoma, m. 2 June 1926 Jim B. Ash b. 23 August 1888, d. 19 September 1974. Cora was the daughter of Joseph Richard "Dick" Howe and Mary Agnes Huckaby. She was a double first cousin of Grace Agnes Howe Hensley McInnes.
Submitted by Marca Lee McInnis Murray]

Mrs. Peter Alig
Death of Mrs. Peter Alig
Mrs. Peter Alig, who had been sick for the last six weeks, died Tuesday night at her home northwest of town, aged 61 years. Mrs. Alig had been in poor health for about five years.The funeral service was held at the Catholic church this morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Father Steber. Mrs. Alig had lived near Okarche for the last twelve years and had many friends. She leaves a husband, seven daughters and two sons to mourn her loss.

Peter Alig
Peter Alig died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Meistrell in this city, Friday night, August 9, at the age of 75 years. He had been in poor health for some time and recently suffered several strokes of paralysis. The funeral was held Monday (Aug. 11), and interment made in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. Alig was born in Bavaria Germany, and when 8 years old came to America with his parents and settled in Woodford county, Illinois. He was married to Marian (sic) Kleiss in 1863, and moved with his family to Pettis county, Missouri. From there he moved to Okarche in 1894, where his wife died in 1906, since which time he has made his home with his children. He leaves to mourn his loss, two sons and seven daughters, four brothers and three sisters. Two sons and three daughters live here, one daughter lives at Vinita, Oklahoma, one at Paxico, Kan., one at Villagrove Ill., and one at Groom, Texas. All his children were at the funeral. Mrs. Joe Rund, of Villagrove Ill., Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Schumaker of Paxico, Kan., and Mrs. John Weller of Groom, Tex., came the first of the week to attend the funeral of their father Peter Alig. Mr. and Mrs. Schumaker returned to their home, Wednesday night, and Mrs. Weller leaves for her home in Texas, today. Mrs. Rund expects to leave tomorrow for her home in Illinois.

James Clark
James Clark, 67-years of age, went to the house of his daughter in Kingfisher county, and having had a cold ride, told her he wanted something to warm him up. He stepped to a dresser, upon which were two bottles, one containing liquor and the other carbolic acid. By mistake he selected the acid bottle and drank the contents. The error was immediately discovered but his life could not be saved. He died within an hour.
[The Langston City Herald, Langston City, O. T., February 22, 1896 - Submitted by Dale Donlon]

Kenneth L. Jorns

Kenneth Lloyd Jorns, a physician, went home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. He leaves behind a loving family, friends, colleagues and patients whom he helped in their wellness and healing through the years.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney Memorial Bible Church, 4805 Arborlawn Drive, Fort Worth.
Ken was a renowned physician in Fort Worth from the early 1950s until his retirement in December 1998. He was born on April 16, 1923, in Kaw City, Okla., and grew up moving from city to city throughout Oklahoma with his father, Elza, a Methodist minister; mother, Lola Mae; and brothers, Victor and Don.
Reflecting on his life, Ken remembered fond times in Turley, Miami, Guthrie and Tulsa, where he had many friends, was an Eagle Scout, liked to play, sing, dance and participate in sports. With his father being a minister, Ken was always involved with the church in one way or another. In high school he was an All-State tackle on the football team.

Always excelling in school, especially in college at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and Tulane Medical School in Louisiana, Ken graduated with honors every step of the way. Upon graduating from medical school, Ken moved to Houston to start his residency. It was there he met his future wife, Gwyndolyn Cassel, at an Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 1947. Gwyn was a beautiful dancer, gymnast and swimming instructor. On June 23, 1949, the two married and moved to Fort Worth, where Ken was stationed as a captain at Carswell Air Force Base beginning his medical profession.
The two lived at the air base until they bought their first home in Fort Worth. On July 19, 1951, Kenneth Lloyd Jorns II was born, followed by James Michael Jorns on Aug. 4, 1952. In March 1954 the family of four moved to the new subdivision of Tanglewood into the first home built in the area. Across the street was Colonial Country Club, which drew Ken to have a passion for golf and excel in the sport. To complete the family of five, Timothy Cassel Jorns was born on Aug. 25, 1958.
In January 1957, Ken opened his own practice where he had an incredible following of patients. To this day patients, as well as colleagues, are still in awe of how knowledgeable he was in the medical field and how the majority of the time he knew what was ailing a patient and how to best get them well. That legacy will always be what Ken's children will remember him by. Helping people was always his top priority!
As the years passed, additions came to the Jorns family of which both Ken and Gwyn were very proud of. Jim married Kim and they have three lovely daughters, Rachel, Janell and Corrie. Rachel is married to Michael and they have a daughter, Pemberly. Tim's son, Christopher, rounds out the grandchildren left behind of Ken and Gwyn.
All of Ken's children, grandchildren and great-grandchild will remember the support, generosity, encouragement and love that was given to each of them throughout his lifetime. Everyone eagerly looks forward to meeting up with Ken in heaven along with other family members and friends who have left this world for a better place and eternal home with Christ Our Lord.
[Published in the Star-Telegram on 12/7/2008]
[Submitted by Marca McInnes Murray]

Lola M. Jorns
Lola Mae Jorns, a former schoolteacher, died Saturday at a Ft. Worth nursing home. She was 95.
Graveside service will be at 2 pm tomorrow at Memorial Park Cem. in Tulsa, OK. Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jorns was born in Hedrick, OK. She had lived in Ft. Worth since 1987. She was a longtime resident of Oklahoma City. She graduated from Central State Teachers College in Edmond, OK, and from Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. She taught various grades of school in several cities in Oklahoma and served as a principal. She taught about severn years. She was a member of St. Luke's UMC in Oklahoma City. Survivors: three sons, Victor Jorns of Shawnee, OK, Kenneth Jorns of Ft. Worth and Donald Jorns of Atlanta; two sisters, Doshie Lee Graham of Tulsa, OK and Roberta Burpo of Enid, Ok; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
note: A. W. Robinson, Pastor of St. Paul's UMC in Tulsa was requested to help with the graveside service. That is the church that Elza served from 1940 to 46.
[Submitted by Marca McInnes Murray]

R. Don Jorns
R. Don Jorns, age 85, of Lady Lake (The Villages), FL; formerly from Stone Mountain, GA entered into rest on Thursday, June 10, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of over 61 years, Margaret Jorns; son & daughter-in-law, Bob & Julia Jorns of Jasper, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Elizabeth & Warren Tarpley of Snellville, GA; 4 grandchildren, Michelle & Jay Wilson of Tampa, FL; Michael Jorns of Monticello, GA; Matthew Tarpley of Monroe, GA; Stephanie Tarpley of Dunwoody, GA; 3 great granddaughters; other relatives and a host of friends. Mr. Jorns was born on October 12, 1924 in Kaw City, Oklahoma to Lola Mae Ford Jorns and Elza Lee Jorns. He graduated from Tulsa Central High School and went on to graduate from Oklahoma A& M (now known as Oklahoma State University) in 1949 with a degree in Advertising & Marketing after serving his country. Before joining the US Army Air Corp he studied and had nearly completed a degree in Engineering at Oklahoma A & M. He reported on Dec. 11, 1942 to Shepard Field, Texas (Army Air Corp) and was transferred to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he taught courses that related to Aeronautics & Aeronautical Engineering. He entered pre-flight testing and training in San Antonio, TX where he qualified for pilot training. He graduated as an Army Air Corp Cadet on April 15, 1944. As a Flight Officer, he went to Fort Worth Army Air Field in Fort Worth, TX where he was trained as a B-24 Pilot. He then did training for the B-29 at Randolph Army Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. He became a Commander for the B-29 airplane and was assigned to the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was discharged as a Second Lieutenant on March 11, 1946 after World War II, and was Advertising & Marketing after serving his country. Before joining the US Army Air Corp he studied and had nearly completed a degree in Engineering at Oklahoma A & M. He reported on Dec. 11, 1942 to Shepard Field, Texas (Army Air Corp) and was transferred to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he taught courses that related to Aeronautics & Aeronautical Engineering. He entered pre-flight testing and training in San Antonio, TX where he qualified for pilot training. He graduated as an Army Air Corp Cadet on April 15, 1944. As a Flight Officer, he went to Fort Worth Army Air Field in Fort Worth, TX where he was trained as a B-24 Pilot. He then did training for the B-29 at Randolph Army Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. He became a Commander for the B-29 airplane and was assigned to the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was discharged as a Second Lieutenant on March 11, 1946 after World War II, and was discharged from the U.S. Air Force Reserves on August 17, 1955. Mr. Jorns joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1950 where is worked in the Fountain Sales Department, Marketing Department and the Fanta Beverage Division. He retired as a member of the Fountain Sales Department after a 36 years career with The Coca-Cola Company. It was often said that he had Coke syrup running through his veins. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and loved his family and many friends. He will be greatly missed by all. A Graveside Service Celebrating the Life of Don Jorns will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11:30 A.M. at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA with Military Honors. Rev. Jim Bowman will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Flowers are accepted, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097.Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville, GA 770-979-3200 is in charge of the arrangements.
[Submitted by Marca McInnes Murray]

Victor Jorns
Born Jan 17, 1918 & Died April 6, 2008
Victor L. Jorns, 90, of Keller, formerly of Shawnee, OK passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008. Nancy, his wife of 66 years, was by his side.
FUNERAL: Private
Victor was born Jan 17, 1918, in Perkins, Oklahoma to Elza Lee and Gladys Jorns. Due to complications from childbirth, Gladys passed away 17 days after the birth of Victor. So, Victor was loved and cared for by his paternal grandparents. Albert Lee Jorns, Victor’s grandfather, was one of the early pioneers of Oklahoma who staked his claim near Parkland, Oklahoma, in the land run of 1891. Victor’s heritage includes pioneering strength and determination and pride in the opportunities in America. After his father, Elza married Lola Mae Jorns, Victor was reunited with his father and was raised in their home. Victor has two brothers, Kenneth of Ft Worth and Don of Lady Lake, Florida. Elza Jorns, a Methodist Minister moved his family from one small town in Oklahoma to another as he went from one church to another within the conference. Add then, to that which helped to makeup the heritage of Victor, a faithfulness to a calling and faith which remained steady and which can be seen reflected in Victor’s own life. After graduating from Miami Oklahoma High School in 1936, Victor enrolled in Oklahoma A&M College—now known as OSU. White there, Victor was also active in army ROTC and he became the founding president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity on the OSU campus. In later years, he was honored by the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in recognition of his founding leadership. Graduation from OSU came in 1942 as Victor earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Also in 1942 Victor wooed and won his bride. Nancy Jane Pollard became Mrs. Victor Jorns on January 30, 1942. For 66 years, Victor and Nancy were one together in love and strength.
Having enlisted in the Army reserve with a rank of 1st Lieutenant, Victor felt a strong call of duty and when WWII had begun, he was ready for active duty. In a letter that Victor wrote on May 25, 1942, Victor wrote, “There must be a place in the Army for me during this War, where I can serve in some capacity”. However, he was found to have a rapid heart beat and was medically discharged in June, 1942. Due to his strong patriotism and desire to serve his country, Victor took steps to get his medical records cleared and in enlisted once again, this time as a Private since his officer status had been lost at discharge. In June, 1944, Victor was reinstated as an officer—a victory not won easily. After going back through ROTC training and then Officer Candidate School, he was finally an officer again at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Perseverance and persistence came to be an integral part of Victor’s makeup, not just part of his inheritance from father and grandfather.
Victor went on to serve in the Philippines and then in Seoul, Korea as our military prepared for an invasion of Japanese. It is from his time in Korea that the story was told first by Victor and then by sons and grandchildren and will continue to be told as you preserve his memory, of a special “welcome banner”. It seems that as his command moved in to a small village in the middle of the night with the task of disarming the Japanese after the surrender, the Korean people of the village were so excited to see the American GI’s that they brought chairs out of their homes for the soldiers to sit in, and they had made a banner in English that read, “Welcome Democratic Party”. The wording on that banner provided Victor with many a chuckle. After all, he was a “ Registered Republican”. Victor was honorably discharged from active service in October of 1946 with the rank of Captain.
Now, can we go back and take up where we left off with his college days and “the rest of his life”? While still a student in Stillwater, Victor began his career in 1940 when he went to work at the Stillwater Milling Company. Hired in as a clerk, he made $100.00 per month. He remained there until his entry into active duty in 1943 and then returned there after his discharge in 1946. In 1948 he went to work at the Shawnee Milling Company and he became an integral part of that company, finally retiring in 1994. His years in the Shawnee Milling Company covered an expanse of 48 years during which time he was promoted to General Sales Manager for the entire company, served many years as a senior executive and member of the Board of Directors. In his 56 years in the flour & feed milling business, he was widely recognized and honored both for his achievements in the feed milling industry and community leadership. Accomplishments included:
President of the Oklahoma Feed Manufacturers Association
Board Member of the National Feed Manufacturers Association
Long term Rotarian
Member of St Paul’s Methodist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma
This still is not all of the story.
Father of three sons, David Lee – born in January 1944; Steven Donald—born in August 1948; and Daniel Allen – born in April 1953, Victor moved his family first to Hugo, OK, his first assignment after joining the Shawnee Milling Company. Then in 1950 after his promotion to General Sales Manager, he and Nancy raised their family there in Shawnee. And, he was a good father. The family attended Sunday School every week as a family where there faith could be fostered and built. With all of these Victor still had time to develop his hobby – GOLF. Yes, he played golf all of his adult life and enjoyed it tremendously. In the fashion of a “true golfer”, Victor suffered a heart attach—while on the golf course. Fortunately his family physician was was in his foursome that day in 1985 when Victor was 67 yrs old and he was able to recover. Golf was such an important part of his life that once his family was grown and he had fully retired, Nancy and Victor moved to a place that they had enjoyed vacationing at since 1980—LEISURE WORLD IN Mesa, AZ. There he pursued his interests in golf and Nancy, you pursued your love of bridge and both of you enjoyed the many visits by children and grandchildren. OH THAT FAMOUS GOLF CART—not maintained to have a functional part of Victor’s golf game, but maintained so that the grandchildren could drive it around. How many times did Victor say that if he had a niche for every time he drove you around in that cart, he would be a rich man? ACTUALLY, VICTOR, YOU WERE A RICH MAN with riches that cannot be calculated by dollars.
And then there was the move to Texas to be closer to children and grandchildren.
And, even this is not the end of the story. You, his beloved family, have described Victor as :
AN OKLAHOMA STYLE WIT: Example is when in his 80’s and while golfing he offered a service to his friend golfing with him. His friend was losing his eyesight, so Victor said, “I tell you what. I’ll watch to see where your ball goes for you.” His friend probably replied with a “thank you”. And, then Victor completed his statement with, “Of course there is no guarantee that I will remember where the ball went.
What a monument to have raised to your memory, Victor.
All of these things you will remember and pass on—you, the survivors:
1. Nancy, beloved wife of 66 years: And what A GOOD, LOVING HUSBAND HE WAS even to understand you as a woman and wife and love you enough that he would willingly take back the purchases that you brought home and then decided that you didn’t want them.
2. Sons
a. David and wife Audrey of Oakland, ILL
b. Steven of Southlake
c. Daniel and wife Beverly of Keller
d. Eight grandchildren
e. One great-grandchild
3. Brothers
a. Kenneth of Fort Worth
b. Donald of Lady Lake, FL
Victor’s legacy is here in this room—all of you, his beloved family.
He has shared with you ALL that he could give you through his life and love. Keep it active in your memories and lives. Tell his stories, remember him audibly, talk about him and enjoy the pictures in family gatherings to come. Keep him alive in your hearts.
[Submitted by Marca McInnes Murray]

Mrs. Andrew Laub
Mrs. Andrew Laub Sr. Passes Away
Rev. Don Kanaly To Conduct
Services Here Friday
Mrs. Andrew Laub, Sr., Calumet, Route 2, died on Tuesday morning at Okarche after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted by Father Kanaly of Calumet, at Holy Trinity Church at 11:00 a.m. Friday morning. Mrs. Laub was born March 26, 1886 in Sedalia, Mo. She came to Canadian county in 1901 and had lived in the Calumet-Okarche area since. Survivors include her husband Andrew Laub sr., of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Mansfield, Okarche, and Mrs. Leo Koetter, Elgin; eight sons, Paul, El Reno; Andrew, Peter, John, Matt, Joe, Frank and Lawrence Laub, all of Calumet, route 2; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Meistrel [sic] Tulsa, and Mrs. George Alig Okarche and 30 grandchildren.
[From the Thursday, Jan. 4, 1951 issue of the Okarche Chieftain, Vol. 48 No. 4. ]

Anna Wittrock
Mrs. Anna Wittrock died at her home at an early hour Wednesday, January 28th, 1925, following an illness of a year. She was first taken ill with rheumatism and arthritis, last January, and never fully recovered from the effects. She was aged 54 years, 5 months and 9 days, and has been a resident of Okarche since the opening of the township of Okarche. Anna was born in Westphalia, Germany, and grew in young womanhood in her native country. She was united in holy wedlock to Anton Henry Wittrock who preceded her in death. She was the mother of 11 children, ten of which are living: Joe, Anna (now Mrs. Joe Lechtenberg of Granville, Iowa), Anton, Bernard, Paul, Frank, Marie, John, Thresia, and Michael. One died in infancy.
Mrs. Wittrock was a devout member of the Catholic church, a loving mother, a kind friend, and her death will be deeply deplored by her sons and daughters who have spent many years together as a quiet but happy family. Funeral services were held at the Holy Trinity church and burial took place in Catholic cemetery. May she rest in peace.
[The Okarche Times, Friday, February 6, 1925 ]

Anton "Tony" Wittrock
Mr Anton "Tony" Wittrock, 78, was born to Henry and Anna (Springer) Wittrock and had lived most of his life in the Okarche area. He married Betty Wittrey April 9, 1934 at Butte, Neb. He was a retired farmer, member of the Holy Trinity Catholic church, Holy Name Society and the Catholic Foresters.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home, two sons, Major Ralph Wittrock of Merced, Calif., and Marvin Wittrock of North Carolina; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Paul and John Wittrock of Okarche and Mike Wittrock, Carol [sic] Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lechtenberg and Mrs. Theresa Werner of Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Leroy and two grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.
Wake service: Holy Trinity Catholic church, Okarche. Father Beckman officiating. Funereal Mass and interment in Holy Trinity cemetery under direction of the Hackney Funeral Home
Picture in possession of Gary Mumper

Henry Wittrock
The death of Henry Wittrock occurred at his home last Wednesday, December 5th after a lingering illness of heart trouble and dropsy. In the death of Mr. Wittrock we lose another of our first settlers who came here a year after the opening of this country. Henry Wittrock was born March 14th, 1861, at Dinklaye [Dinklage], Oldenberg, Germany. While still a young man, he immigrated to America and settled down in Petersburg, Nebraska, where he remained for several years and then moved to Okarche, where he lived about 5 years, from there he moved to the farm east of Okarche where he resided until his death.
In the year 1893 he married Miss Anna Sprenger, and to this union were born eleven children, one of whom preceded him in infancy. The remaining children are Anna, (now Mrs. Joe Lechtenberg of Granville, Ia.), Anton, Bernard, Paul, Frank, Marie, John, Thresha and Michael. Mr. Wittrock was an industrious farmer, was highly respected, and did much to foster the upbuilding and settling of this locality. He went through the hardships of the pioneer days when it was sometimes hard to even provide a living for a family, and he saw many changes made during his years as a resident. His death is deeply mourned by his wife, children, and four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Thresia Siemer of Panama, Iowa.
[The Okarche Times, Friday, December 14, 1923]

John A. Wittrock
Funeral mass for John A. Wittrock of Okarche was said at the Holy Trinity Church in Okarche, with the Rev. Marvin Leven officiating. Burial was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home. Mr. Wittrock died at his home in Okarche. He was a longtime area resident and was a retired farmer-rancher. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Coletta (SMITH) Wittrock, of the home, his sons; Harold, Henry and Raymond, all of Okarche and Mark of Yukon; his daughters, Ruth Knecht and Joan Wittrock of Okarche, Edna Elemenhorst of Moran, Kan., Irene Garrett of Kingfisher, Clare Scott of Pryor and Anita Kowaisly of North Ridgeville, Ohio; his brother, Mike Wittrock of Carroll, Iowa; his sisters, Theresa Werner and Ann Lechtenberg, both of Omaha, Neb.; 31 grand-children and 18 great-grandchildren.

Joseph Nichols Wittrock
Joseph Nichols Wittrock was born March 17, 1895 near Okarche and was reared and educated in this community. He died at the El Reno sanitarium Jan. 31, 1947 at the age of 51 years, 10 months and 14 days. He had been ill since August 1946 and was hospitalized since January 14 at the sanitarium. On Sept. 25, 1916 he was married to Rose Walburga (Nieland) Wittrock at Breda, Iowa. She preceded him in death on August 26, 1935. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Pappe of Oklahoma City, and Rita Wittrock of the home; five sons, Cletus, Herbert, Lawrence and Carlos of Okarche and Louis of Carroll, Iowa; two sisters Mrs. Anna Lechtenberg of Petersburg, Nebr., and Mrs. Theresa Werner of Omaha, Nebr.; six brothers, Tony, Frank, Paul, Ben and John Wittrock of Okarche and Mike of Carroll, Iowa. He also leaves four grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Anton Smith preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services were held Feb. 4, in Holy Trinity church with Rev. F. Wernke officiating. Interment was made in Holy Trinity cemetery. The six surviving brothers were pallbearers. Attending the funeral from out-of-town were Mike Wittrock and Will Nieland of Carroll, Iowa.]

Katherine Wittrock
Katherine Wittrock, 87, of Okarche, died at her home. A wake service was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche with Mass of the Christian Burial at Holy Trinity with Rev. Edward Weisenburger officiating. By burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery under direction of Sanders Funeral Service. She was born to Geroge and Katherine Otis Alig. She had lived most of her life in the Okarche area. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, altar society, Catholic Daughers of America, and Happy Homemakers Extension Club. She was a graduate of St. Anthony's School of Nursing in Oklahoma City. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Ann) Coffey of Okarrche; Ms. Ron (Mary) Reub of Oklahoma City and Agnes Wittrock of Broken Arrow; two sons, Paul G. "Butch" Wittrock of Josephine, Texas, and Bill and Mary Jane Wittrock of Bethany; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Alig of Okarche, Florence Stangl of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Mary Stipe of McAlester.

Paul A. Wittrock
Services for Paul A. Wittrock, 85, of Okarche were held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche; Father Alan Loth officiating. Burial in the Holy Trinity Cemetery under the direction of the Sanders Funeral Service of Kingfisher. He was a retired farmer and resident of the Okarche area all of his life. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Foresters. Survivors include his wife, Katherine A.(ALIG) Wittrock, of the home: two sons, Paul G. of Richardson, Texas, and Bill of Bethany: three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Annie) Coffey of Okarche, Mrs. Ron (Mary) Reub of Oklahoma City and Miss Agnes Wittrock of Broken Arrow; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lechtenberg and Mrs. Teresa Werner, both of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, John of Okarche and Mike of Carroll, Iowa; and 13 grandchildren.

Rose Wittrock
Mrs. Rose Wittrock, 40, died at the El Reno sanitarium following an appendix operation which she underwent nine days previous to her death. Funeral services were held at Holy Trinity church with Msgr. Z. Steber officiating. Wife of Joseph Nichols Wittrock; Married 09-25-1916 in Breda, Iowa. Mother to and survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Pappe of Oklahoma City, and Rita Wittrock of the home; and five sons, Cletus, Herbert, Lawrence and Carlos of Okarche and Louis of Carroll, Iowa.Burial in the Catholic cemetery.Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Arthur Braun of Alton, Ia., Mr. And Mrs. Jake Whittery of Litterdale, Ia., Mr. And Mrs. Joe Nieland, William Nieland and Herman Nieland, all of Breda, Ia., Mike Wittrock and Mr. Stahlman of Carroll, Ia., Mrs. George Warner and daughter of Humphrey, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. George Hoebing and Miss Beatrice Hoebing of Chickasha.

Mrs. J. F. Roberts
The death of Mrs. J. F. Roberts, mother of ex-Attorney General J. C. Roberts, is reported from Kingfisher. She was ill for some time and most of the family was present when she passed away. La grippe and other complications was the cause of the death. Mrs. Roberts was eighty seven years old and her husband who is old and feeble, has been ill for some time.
The Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, OK; March 9, 1907

Ira P. Clough
Ira P. Clough, aged 42, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Beattie near Home Gardens last Monday. Funeral services have been delayed awaiting the arrival of a sister in California. He leaves a wife, one son and a daughter. Rev. L. L. Brannon will conduct the funeral services which will be held at the chapel of the Tulsa undertaking company Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Following the funeral sermon the local Aurora lodge of the Odd Fellows will have charge of the services. The body will be taken to Kingfisher Saturday for burial.
The Morning Tulsa Daily World; Tulsa, OK; August 4, 1922