Dale Lee Alsip, Webbers Falls, Oklahoma., resident formerly of Chandler, departed this life on Monday, Sept. 22,
2008, in Tulsa, at the age of 70 years. Dale was born on July 2, 1938 in Chandler. He was the son of Jesse Marion
and Zelda (Saulsberry) Alsip. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1956. Dale married Sheridan Hamilton of
Oklahoma City, on June 25, 1959. They established their home in Chandler, then moved to Duncan, then later relocated
to Webbers Falls to Fish and relax. Dale was a member of Oklahoma National Guard. He was part owner/operator of
A&S Body Shop of Chandler, in 1967; dale was employed by J.C. Hamilton Co. in Oklahoma City, where he worked
as a Sales Manager. He ended his working years by retiring from National American Insurance Co., in Chandler where
he made many friends. His parents and one son preceded Dale in death. Survivors include his wife, Sheridan of the
home; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Fredrick Murphy of Webbers Falls; sister, Joan Birkes of Chandler; brothers,
Tom Alsip of Oklahoma City, Danny Alsip of Chandler brother and best friend, David Alsip of Chandler; grandchildren,
Shanna and Dustin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special nephew, Stephen Neu of Stroud, who is like
a son to Dale; and many other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at
Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Chandler, with Brother Robert Wonn and Rev. Don Landry officiating. Burial will
follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in
Chandler resident Verna Ambler, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at
Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted
Oct. 30, 2008 @ 3:56 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Anderson, Roger "Andy"
Roger "Andy" Anderson was born July 15, 1917, in Philadelphia, PA., and flew home to his heavenly Father,
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Prague, at the age of 91. Roger, the son of Barrett Samuel and Violet Isabelle (Lawson)
Anderson, was a resident of Prague. He married Rosella Elizabeth Gray April 5, 1940, in Elam, PA. She preceded
in death Sept. 28, 2008. Roger was a member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 120, A.F. & A.M. George
Washington Masonic. National Memorial in Alexandria, VA., and a long-time member of the Prague United Methodist
Church. Andy worked for the FFA as an air traffic controller. Later in his career as a civilian employee with the
United States Air Force, he worked as a radar specialist in Germany. After retiring from Tinker Air Force Base,
he began his own business Anderson Aircraft. Andy was a licensed private pilot, flight instructor and airplane
mechanic. Rebuilding aircraft was his passion. His parents and one sister Elizabeth MacLean preceded Roger in death.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Ginger Anderson of Tulsa; daughters and son-in-law, Virginia
and Hollis Lackey of Arlington, TX, and Mariel and Jerry Hill of Oklahoma City; brother and sisters-in-law, Frank
Gray of Pennsylvania, Dorothy Baldwin of Pennsylvania, Ruth Ross of Florida, Pearl Wright of Pennsylvania, Emily
Snider of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral
service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Prague United Methodist Church in Prague with the Rev.
Owen and the Rev. Sharon Capron officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at
Arlington Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma
City. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. Memorials may be made in memory
of Roger to, Prague Memorial Hospital, Drawer S, Prague, OK 74864 or Prague United Methodist Church, 7901 NBU,
Prague, OK 74864. [Posted Oct. 3, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Beaver, Joseph Antonio Jr.
Stroud resident Joseph Antonio Beaver Jr., 11, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, in Stroud. Visitation will be 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. Wake and supper will be 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sac
& Fox Community Center, Stroud. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sac & Fox Cemetery, Stroud.
[Posted Nov. 28, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Ray H., age 70, retired postmaster of Wellston, OK, passed away in an
Oklahoma City hospital Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Wellston United Methodist Church with
burial to follow in the Wellston Cemetery under the direction of
Baggerley Funeral Home of Edmond. Ray was born May 9, 1927 in Wellston,
OK to Herman and Edith Bolz Belitz. He graduated from Wellston High
School. Ray married Ruth Ann Cloud November 25, 1948 in Wellston. Ray
served in the U.S. Army during World War II and with the 45th Division
during the Korean Conflict. Ray served as postmaster of Wellston, OK
until his retirement in 1986. He was also a retired volunteer
firefighter on the Wellston Fire Department. He was a member of Gary
and his wife, Sylvia of Broken Arrow, OK, Stan and his wife, Elaine of
Broken Arrow, OK; mother, Edith M. Belitz of Edmond, OK; 1 sister, Mrs.
Bernice Moss of Edmond, OK; 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his father. The family requests memorials to the Crohns and Colitis
Foundation Oklahoma Chapter, 3150 E. Skelly Dr. Suite 105, Tulsa, OK
74135 or the American Heart Association.
(Daily Oklahoman ~ Oklahoma City, OK ~ Friday ~ October 16, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
Prague resident Sandra Benson, 55, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 in Shawnee. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.
24, 2008 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cyril City Cemetery under the direction of
Resthaven Funeral Home. [Posted Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:42 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Bowers, Jimmie Lee Franklin
Meeker resident Jimmie Lee Franklin Bowers, 69, died Saturday Oct. 18, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born on
April 15, 1939, in Kingfisher to Alva and Thelma (Prickett) Bowers. He was married to Elsre Pearl Sebastian. He
served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Meeker.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Elsre of the home; son, Charlie
Howell; daughter, Janice Marie Brixey; one step-son, one step-daughter; three grandsons; three
great-grandson; one great-great-grandson; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Juanita Pierce; brother, Albert
Ray George. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial will
be at Gable Cemetery, near Meeker. [Posted Oct. 20, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Prague resident Kenneth Loyd Brauer, 55, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in Stroud. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at
Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel, in Prague. Burial will be at Prague Cemetery. Service is under the direction of
Parks Brothers Funeral Service. [Posted Oct. 31, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Bringer, Randy LeeCoffeyville –
Randy Lee Brinker, 45, of Wann, Okla., died Monday at his home.
services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church with
James Morris and Gary Linder officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m.
Friday in Parkland Cemetery in Parkland, Okla.
call Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral
suggested to the Randy Lee Brinker Memorial Fund and they may be left with the
was born Feb. 3, 1961 to Billy and Colleen (Tate) Brinker in Coffeyville. He
was a 1979 graduate of Wann High School.
graduating from high school he worked for Nowata County District 2 from 1979 to
1980, then for Jensen International until 1987. He later worked for Dixon until
1995 when he was placed on disability.
Wanda Overacker on Oct. 5, 1984 in Cushing, Okla., and she survives.
was a member of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn.
survivors include his mother, Colleen Brinker, Wann; two sisters, Pam Case,
Tulsa, Okla., and Glenda Johnson, Wann; and a brother Taylor Brinker, Wann.
(Newspaper Unknown, died October 23, 2006, transcribed from a card sent by AW)
Britton, Henry Alvin
Died June 20th. Age 46 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days Henry Alvin Brttton was born
January 18, 1893 at Cuba, Mo. and departed this life June 20, 1939, at the age
of 46 years, 5 mo, 2 days in the Shattuck Hospital, Shattuck, Okla. where he
was taken just two days before when injured by a car near his home in Follett,
Texas. He came to Chandler, Okla. in the year 1908 with his parents and resided
in that vicinity until 1926 when he moved with his family to Texas where he
lived until he met his death. He was united in marriage with Beaulah E.
Deaton, May 6, 1914. To this union were born
eleven children, three preceding him in death. He was converted and baptized
into the Baptist Church in the year 1924. He is survived by his wife, seven
daughters and one son: Mrs. Leona Eikenbary, Stroud, Okla.; Mrs. Jessie Booth,
Loveland, Colo.; Mrs. Elsie Britton, Perryton, Texas; Annabell, Faye, Bonnie,
Ruth, and Buddy all at home, one grandchild, Barbara Ellen Eikenbary, one
sister Mrs. Mollie Dodd, Cuba, Mo. and three brothers Will, Miami, Okla. ; Ruff,
Joplin, Mo.; and Press, Springfield, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and
friends to mourn his departure. Funeral service were held at the Spencer
Methodist Church and burial made in the Kolb Cemetery, Spencer, Okla. The Rev.
Karl Chapmon of the Nicoma Park Baptist Church officiating. [Lipscomb Lime
Light and the Follett Times (Follett, Tex.),Thursday, June 29, 1939]
Brooks, A. D.
BROOKS – At Chandler, Oklahoma, Saturday, May 6, 1911, A.D. Brooks a
resident of Grants Pass for the past twenty-five years, up to about six months ago, when he removed with his family
to Oklahoma to reside. Born April 17, 1822.
(Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, OR) - Friday, May 26, 1911 - Submitted by
was born on July 11, 1920 in Okfuskee County, and departed this life
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in Oklahoma City, at
the age 88. Cecil, the son of Andrew Michael and Rosa Angeline
(Whitley) Brown, was a resident of Stroud. Cecil
was married to Alta Mae Brown for 64 years and together they raised
four children. She preceded him in death Oct.
11, 2007. He was a farmer, oilfield worker, and attended the Deer Creek
Baptist Church. His parents, seven sisters,
and one son, Johnnie, preceded Cecil in death. Survivors include son
and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Brown
of Stroud; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Don Ahboah of Oklahoma
City Jane and John Davis of Prague; brother
and sister-in-law, Morris and Katie Brown of Paden; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Margrett and Sherman Clonts of
Paden, Pauline Orr of Paden, and Delores and L.T. Case of Paden; eight
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and
three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Parks Brothers
Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Mike Haines officiating. Interment
will follow at Prague Cemetery in Prague.
Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in
Prague. [Posted Oct. 16, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Burger, Trudy Mae
Funeral services were held for Trudy Mae Burger, 64,
Newcastle, formerly of Lincoln County, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1991 in
the Assembly of God Church of Chandler.
The Rev. Doyle Seeley, church pastor, officiated and
burial was in the White Dove Cemetery near Sparks. Mrs. Burger died Wednesday,
September 11 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born June 10, 1927 at
Vermossa, Ark., the daughter of Daniel and Merniva Jane (Frazier) Williams. She
was married to Delbert Burger in Oklahoma City Aug. 23, 1942, and they lived in
Lincoln County for a number of years, and had lived in McClain County the past
Surviving are her husband, Delbert, of the home; three
sons, Darrell Burger, Newcastle, Steve Burger, Rush Springs, and Eddie Burger,
Okla. City; three daughters, Darla Hanley, Newcastle, Janice Oakes, Stratford,
and Rita Venthin, Maysville; and nine grandchildren.
Curry-Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler, had charge
of service arrangements.
(The New Era, Davenport, Okla., Thursday Sept 19, 1991 -
Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
An Old Soldier Gone...... The NEWS learned with sincere
regret of the death of J.H. Chapel. The following obituary notice was handed to
us by one of his neighbors:
James Harvey Chapel died at his home near Parkland,
Lincoln County, September 2nd, 1897, aged 64 years, 8 months, and 1 day. Mr.
Chapel was born in Perrysville, Ohio. In September, 1854, he moved to Green
county, Wis. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Martin Dec. 28th, 1856,
and nine children were born to them. In February, 1865, he enlisted in company
"I", 46th Wisconsin volunteer infantry, and served until the close of the war.
In 1891, he moved to Oklahoma and got a claim in Lincoln County 10 miles
northeast of Chandler, where he remained until the time of his death. A wife and
six children survive to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and a kind
father. The funeral services were held at his residence, September 3rd under the
auspices of the G.A.R. Rev L.F. Fuqua preached the funeral sermon from
The following resolutions were adopted by Parkland post
G.A.R., of which Mr. Chapel was commander at the time of his death:
Whereas, It has pleased the Great, Commander to call from
our midst our Comrade, J.H. Chapel, our most worthy post commander.
Resolved, That in his death we lose a worthy comrade, an
exemplary neighbor, and that we, as a post, have lost one who was ever on the
alert to advance the interests of the old soldier.
Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family our
sincere sympathy in the hour of their affliction, and that these resolutions be
spread upon the minutes of the lodge and a copy presented to the family of the
F.W. Mock, Committee.
(The Chandler News - Chandler, Okla., Vol. 6, No. 53,
Ed. 1 - Friday, September 17, 1897 - Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, Nov. 2018)
Ciscell, Jerry Allen
Sparks resident Jerry Allen Ciscell, 61, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Parks Brothers
Funeral Service in Chandler. Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler, is directing
[Posted Sep. 03, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Emily Murrel (Herd)
Chandler resident Emily Murrel (Herd) Cochran, 98, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2008. Service will be 10 a.m. today
at the First Presbyterian Church, in Chandler. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service,
Chandler. [Posted Oct. 31, 2008 @ 3:42 pm -
Services for Glen Cole, 72, Carney, were held Tuesday at
Curry-Parks Funeral Chapel. Rev Don Stewart officiated. Burial was in Price
Cemetery, Price, Utah. Curry-Parks, Chandler was in charge of arrangements.
He died Saturday, December 31, 1988 in an Oklahoma City Hospital.
born May 24, 1916, in Gatewood, Mo., to John and Stella (Wadley) Cole. He
married Mary Ozetta Dowell Sept 14, 1937, in Bartlesville, and she died July 2,
1983. Cole was a veteran of World War II and a retired drilling contractor. He
had lived in the Carney area since 1982, moving there from Price, Utah. He was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Price.
Cole was preceded in death by
his parents and one sister.
Survivors include one son, Mike, Bathurst,
Canada; one daughter, Pat Cole, Magna, Utah; one sister, Avis Goodbary, Carney;
two grandchildren, Tani Cole, Magna, Utah, and Tosh Cole, Spokane, Washington,
and one great grandchild, Adam Brewer, Magna, Utah.
(The Lincoln County
News, December 1988 - Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Cole, John R.
Services for John R. Cole, 106, Carney, were held
Tuesday at Carney First Baptist Church. Rev L.B. Flanagan and Rev. Howard Nipper
officiated. Burial was in Carney Cemetery under the direction of Curry-Parks
Funeral Home, Chandler.
He died Friday, Dec. 30, in a Stillwater hospital.
Cole was born Oct. 11, 1882, in Tucker Missouri, to Peter and Purlina (Redus)
Cole. He married Stella Wadley Nov. 26, 1911, in Ripley County, Mo, and she died
Oct. 8, 1985. Cole was a retired railroad fireman, farmer and carpenter. He had
lived in the Carney area since 1918, moving there from Missouri. Cole was a
member of the Carney First Baptist Church, serving as deacon for many years.
Cole was preceded in death by one daughter, Clara Mae Cole; his parents,
two bothers and three sisters. His son, Glen Cole, followed him in death on Dec.
Survivors include one daughter, Avis Goodbary, Carney; one sister,
Verda Douglas, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and
(The Lincoln County News, December 1988 -
Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Stroud resident Cleo Edward Coleman, 92, died Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008 in Stroud. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Service. Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church, Stroud,
with the Rev. Jeromye Jackson, the Rev. Don Wilburn and the Rev. Jim Beird officiating. Burial will be at Stroud
Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. [Posted Aug. 21, 2008 @ 4:15
Funeral services for Melba
Conner, Mesquite, Texas, wife of former Davenport resident Harold Conner, were
held Thursday, Sept. 12, 1991, in Mesquite. Mrs. Conner died suddenly due to a
heart attack last week. A retired nurse, she is survived by her husband, of the
home; one daughter, Betty; one son, Harold Conner Jr; three sisters; two
brothers; three granddaughters and one grandson. Additional information was not
available at press time.
(The New Era, Davenport, Okla., Thursday Sept 19, 1991 -
Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Chandler resident Roscoe Barbour Cox, 83, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the
First Presbyterian Church, Chandler. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler.
[Posted Sep. 26, 2008 @ 4:04 pm - www. news-star.com/obituaries]
Lifelong Lincoln County resident Harold Dean Crawford departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Oklahoma
City at the age of 75. He was born June 8, 1933, in Oklahoma City to Pete and Alice Francis (Benedix) Crawford.
Harold was a member of the Chamber of Commerce where he received "Man of the Year." He was a member of
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Verma Jo Behrnes, and nephew,
Connie Benedix. Survivors include his nephew, Steve Behrnes and his wife Kim of Prague; nieces, Allyson Smith and
her husband Steve of Eufaula, Debbie and Roan Pittman of Oklahoma City and Trina and Randy Hall of Albuquerque,
N.M.; brother, Conrad Benedix and his wife Yvonne of Oklahoma City. A Rosary will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday at Parks
Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic
Church in Prague with Father Shane Tharp officiating. Burial will follow at Prague Cemetery in Prague. [Posted
Aug. 16, 2008 @ 5:19 pm -
Funeral services for Ida Belle Crisp, 103, Prague,
Lincoln County's oldest living resident, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
1, 1991 at graveside in the Prague Cemetery.Mrs. Crisp died Monday, September 16
in a Shawnee nursing home. She was born March 4, 1888 at Keithville, La., the
daughter of Ned and Isabelle Salone. A housewife, she had lived in the Prague
community for many years before her health required living in a nursing home.
Surviving is one niece, Elizabeth Morgan, of Three Rivers, Michigan. Parks
Brothers Funeral Home, Prague, had charge of service arrangements.
(The New Era, Davenport, Okla., Thursday Sept 19, 1991 -
Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Wellston resident Albert N. Danker,72, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wellston
Gymnasium, Wellston. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted
2008 @ 3:11 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Prague resident Cynthia Mae Davis, 43, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in Prague. Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday
at Parks Brothers Chapel, Prague. [Posted Aug. 18, 2008 @ 4:41 pm -
Lavina Baldwin DeFraine was
born Dec. 12, 1843, in Gentry County, Missouri; departed this life March 8,
1925, at her home in Fallis, Okla., aged 81 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was
united in holy matrimony to S.W. Leverich in January 1864. To this happy union
were born four children, three of whom survive; Mrs. Minerva Hopkins, Albany,
Mo.; Mrs. Sarah Murphy, Fallis, Okla., Mrs. Meribe Taylor, Cushing, Okla. Ben
Leverich, the eldest of the children preceded his mother in death, Nov. 2, 1907.
S.W. Leverich, her good mate, departed this life, Nov. 10, 1892, aged 81 years,
2 months and 29 days. Mrs. Leverich went to Oklahoma in October 1902. Two years
later, in November - Thanksgiving Day - 1904, she was united in holy wedlock to
Joseph DeFraine and they have made their peaceful home in the vicinity of
Fallis. Mrs. DeFraine dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and as her
favorite hymn, she sang, "Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken." Besides her children
she has two sisters and three brothers who survive; Mrs. Mary Lay, Kirksville,
Mo.; Mrs. Clara Osborn, McLoth, Kansas; John Baldwin, Pacific Junction, Iowa;
Clark Baldwin, also of Pacific Junction, Iowa. As to other relatives there are
twenty-four grand children.
(Obituary clipping from unknown newspaper of Great-Great
Grandmother of Lynda Murphy - Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Chandler resident Elizabeth Ann Duffy, 65, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in Chandler. Graveside service will be
2 p.m. Monday at Bethel-Greenwood Cemetery, Chandler. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks brothers Funeral
Service, Chandler. [Posted Oct. 13, 2008 @ 3:58 pm -
Edwards, Carl Morris
Funeral services for Carl Morris Edwards, 75, Milfay,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 1991 in the Stroud Holiness Church
with the Rev. Glen Rice, church pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Stroud
Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Saturday, September 14 in Stroud Hospital. He was
born March 7, 1916 at Hobart, the son of John and Cozy (York) Edwards. He was
married to Helen Vivian Loyd in Bristow July 30, 1938, and he was employed as a
carpenter before his retirement. His parents and three brothers preceded him in
death. Surviving are his wife, Helen, of the home; one son, Kenneth Edwards,
Milfay; two daughters, Vera Clark, Stroud, and Charlene Deister, St. Louis, Mo.;
a brother, Sam Edwards, Porterville, Calif.; a sister, Maggie Brock, Abbeville,
Miss.; four grandchildren and four great-granchildren. Curry-Parks Brothers
Funeral Home, Stroud, had charge of service arrangements.
(The New Era, Davenport, Okla., Thursday Sept 19, 1991 -
Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Hugh D. "Lucky" Ellis died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Oklahoma City at
the age of 79.
He was born April 13, 1929 in Hamilton, AL., to Fred and Clista Ellis.
He was reared in Hamilton, AL. He met his
wife in Wissconsin. Following his marriage, he lived in Alabama and
Shawnee. He had resided in Meeker since 1976.
On Feb. 12, 1955, he married Glen Champeau in Wisconsin. He began his
military service in the U.S. Navy and later
served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in CA. He served both World War
II and the Koren Conflict. During his civil
service career, he worked at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, AL. In
1967, he transferred to Tinker AFB and retired
from there. Mr. Ellis was also also worked as an auctioneer; cabinet
making; and small engine repair. He was a
member of the Masonic Lodge in Meeker and was also a Shiner. He enjoyed
fishing and singing. During the 1950's,
he spent time at the Grand Ole Opry as "Lucky Ellis and the Blue Eagle
Boys." He was preceded in death
by his parents; two brothers, Jimmy Ellis and Eugene Ellis; and one
sister, Verlene Ellis. Survivors include his
wife Glenn Ellis of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Shirley
Ellis of Tecumseh; grandchildren, Tanya
and Mark Stone of Stillwater and Stefanie Ellis of Noble;
great-grandchildren, Saria Glenn Stone, Patrick Allen
Stone and Hunter Wayne Ellis; close friends, Slim and Pat Henderson and
Don Collier and Bob and Patti Reynolds,
and Johnny Kimberly; a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
26, at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Nagle officiating.
[Posted Nov. 24, 2008 @ 3:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
MAYOR OF FALLIS BURIED AT SUMMIT VIEW
Judge William H. Fallis died at his home in Fallis
Tuesday. He was mayor of Fallis. In the early days, the deceased was a resident
of Guthrie and served as the city council. He was born December 22, 1838.
Mayor Fallis came to Oklahoma at the opening. He was
identified with developement of the country and had an active part in the
progress of Lincoln County. He was an affable, kindly man and had legions of
The body was buried in Summit View Cemetery beside the
wife, who passed away four years ago. The officials of Fallis and the relatives
of the deceased accompanied the remains to this city. The officials of Fallis
held a special meeting and adopted resolutions commemorating the life and
services of the deceased.
(The Guthrie Leader,
October 7, 1914 - Transcribed by Lynda
Murphy, September 2018)
Added Notes: Summit View Cemetery is located in
Guthrie, Oklahoma. Mr. Fallis was born in Trimble County, Kentucky. He married
Jennie Rebecca Hodge in Bethany, Missouri. He passed away on October 6, 1914.
Stroud resident Odessa B. Flanagan, 92, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in Stroud. Visitation will be today 11 a.m.
until 9 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m. until noon. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Assembly
of God Church in Stroud with the Rev. Jeromye Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Stroud Cemetery under the
direction of Parks Brother Funeral Service. [Posted Sep. 20, 2008 @ 5:36 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Meeker resident Emma Hamilton Fletcher, 90, died Dec. 20, 2008. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
[Posted Dec. 22, 2008 @ 4:01 pm -
W. A. Flint, long time resident, died at the home in Chandler, last Sunday night aged 78 years. Funeral services
were conducted from the first Christian church at 10:30 o'clock, Tuesday morning, by Rev. Goff, assited by Rev.
James Cage, of Davenport, and Rev. Carpenter, of Oklahoma City. Interment was made in Oak Park Cemetery. William
A. Flint was born in Forsyth County, North Carolina on April 10th, 1849. His death came on the 87th anniversary
of his birth. He was one of thirteen children. Shortly after the close of the civil war he moved, with his parents,
to Indiana, where he resided until 1880, at which time he moved to Augusta, Kansas. He moved to Lincoln County,
Oklahoma, in 1891 locating upon a farm near Kendrick, but moved to Chandler shortly after, where he has since resided.
At Lyndon, Kansas, on October 19, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Denton. Ton this union five children
were born, two girls and three boys. One of the girls, Tula, died in infancy, the others all reside in Chandler,
and were constantly with their mother, at the bedside of the father all during his illness. They are Mrs. Ross
J. Tharp, Earnest A. Ginty E. and Elmo D. deceased was a member of the First Christian church and of the A.H.T.A.
As a church member he lived in conscientious, Christian life. As a member of the A.H.T.A. he was held in the highest
esteem by every member who knew him and, for years, served upon, the executive board. As a citizen he was universally
loved and respected. Revs Goff, Cage and Carpenter each paid a glowing, and richly deserved, tribute to his memory.
The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings numerous and very beautiful, mute testimony of the great
love and esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens. Besides the wife and four children, deceased is survived
by one brother, Phil., of Chandler; and a member of other relatives in North Carolina and Missouri. Phil. Is the
last surviving member of the thirteen children. [Date: April 10, 1930 - submitted by Sherri Hale]
Floyd, Lucus Allen
Lucus Allen Floyd, age 3 months, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Parks Brothers Funeral
Chapel Prague. Interment will be at Kellerby Cemetery.
Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague is in charge of arrangements.
(Shawnee News-Star ~ Wednesday ~ December 7, 2016 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
Stroud resident Jara Fondren died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the age of 29. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, nov.
29, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Chandler. Parks Brothers Funersl Service in Chadler is directing
arrangements. [Posted Nov. 24, 2008 @ 4:09 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Jacob Frazier, aged 81, died at his home at Meeker after an illness of several weeks.
(Daily Oklahoman (30 Jan. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ)
Prague resident Mary Jane Fridrich, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Prague. She was Born
on Dec. 20, 1916, in Prague. She was the daughter of John and Marie (Unger) Pernicka, and was a life-long reisdent
of Prague. She married Carl Ernest Fridrich on Nov. 30, 1940 in Prague. Both Carl and Mary were descendents of
immigrant Czech families. Mary's paternal grandparents immigrated in the 1800s, first settling in Neb. They came
to OK in 1891 to participate in the land run and homesteaded west of Prague. Mary's maternal grandparents and mother
immigrated in the early 1900s. Mary was a housewife, but also worked in the floral business from which she retired
in 1978. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Prague Historical Society, a member of the WFLA/ZCBJ
Lodge #46 for over 70 years, and of the Methodist faith. Mary was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 14,
1999, her parents; one daughter; Luella Jane Fridrich, four sister; and two brothers. Survivors include her sons
and daughters-in-law, Carl John "Butch" and Ann Fridrich of Shawnee; Wayne and Deanna Fridrich of Prague;
daughter, Cindy Lou Fridrich of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kelle and Kelly McEwen of Edmond,
Karrie and Steve Davis of Shawnee, Aaron and Genise Fridrich of Prague, Kirk and Tina Fridrich of Tulsa, Nicki
Rohling of Prague, Sarah Massie of Tulsa; 11 Great-grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, April, Brett, Morgan, Beau, Lindsey,
Kelsie, Preston, Joshua, John Thomas. The Fridrich Family will receive friends at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on
Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec, 12, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Parks Brothers
Funeral Chapel in Prague with Brother Tim Emmons officiating. Burial will follow at the Czech Nation Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Dec. 10, 2008 @ 2:36 pm -
Gatlin, Iola E.
Iola E. Gatlin, 80, of Meeker, Okla., died Wednesday,
February 7, 2001 at her home.
Mrs. Gatlin was born on Oct. 29, 1920 to Charles W. and
Bonnie Mae (Cunningham) Decker. She was raised in Lincoln County and graduated
from Sparks High School.
She married Earl Cleo Gatlin on April 10, 1937 at Sparks,
Okla. She and her husband moved to Meeker in 1972 after spending 20 years in
Coffeyville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in
Survivors include her three sons, Calvin of Meeker, Carroll
of Tulsa, Donnie of Guthrie, Okla.; her daughter, Linda of Meeker; three
brothers, Cecil Decker of Midwest City, Charles Decker of Meeker Melvin Decker
of Edmond; one sister, Dorena Swearingen of Meeker; 11 grandchildren; 19
She is preceded in death by her husband and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Assembly of God Church in Meeker. Committal services will follow at the New
Hope Cemetery in Meeker. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers
Funeral Service, Prague, Okla.
Mrs. Gatlin will lie in state at the Parks Brothers Funeral
Service Chapel in Meeker from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. (Newspaper unknown,
transcribed from a card submitted by AW)
Stroud resident Mary Sue Grammer, 65, died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 in Cushing. Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 26, 2008 at Rock Island Cemetery with Rev. Dorsey Hightower. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers
Funeral Service in Stroud. [Posted Nov. 25, 2008 @ 10:15 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Wellston resident Alene Genevieve Green died Oct. 5, 2008, in Wellston, OK, at the age of 85. Service will be 2
p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wellston with the Rev. Andrew Eckert officiating. Burial will follow
at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.
[Posted Oct. 6, 2008 @ 4:16pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Death of Mrs.
Emmaline Gripe - C. A. Gripe of this city, returned home last Saturday from Thomas, Okla., where he had been alled
by a message announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. Emmaline Gripe, at that place. Funeral services were held
at her late home and interment made at the Thomas cemetery.
A husband and
eight children, two daughters and six sons, survive the wife and mother. At the time of her death, Mrs. Gripe was
in her 75th year. The husband is also well advanced in years having passed the four-score and five milestone of
Mr. Gripe has
the sympathy of the community in the loss of his mother.
(The Prague News, Thursday, May 17, 1917)
Stroud resident Modell Hall, 88, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Cushing. Visitation will be 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
today until Saturday and 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Stroud Christian Church
with Will Fine and Bryan Vandever officiating. Burial will be at Parkland Cemetery under the direction of Parks
Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. [Posted Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:38 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Hanshew, George Washington
Washington Hanshew, 99, Emporia, Kansas, died Sunday morning, December
15, 2013 at the Holiday Resort Care Center, Emporia, Kansas.
graveside service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 1:30
P.M. at the Wellston Cemetery, Wellston, Oklahoma. The service will be
conducted by Rev. Michael Burkett, United Methodist Church of the Good
Shepherd, a member of the family, from Yukon, Oklahoma.
pay their respects at the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia,
Kansas after 5:00 P.M. Thursday through Sunday evening.
Hanshew was born in Wellston, Oklahoma on February 17, 1914, the son of
James Marion and Rebecca Allen "Allie" (Vaughan) Hanshew. He married
Thelma Brannan on December 18, 1937 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, She
died November 8, 1988 in Fallon, Nevada. He married Eula May Barnes,
who was a classmate from Wellston High School class of 1934, in October
of 1989, at Bartlesville, OK, she died in January of 1991. His later
companion, Betty Nunnallee passed away in May of 2013.
family members include; Sons; Paul Hanshew, and his wife, Diane,
Emporia, KS, Jon Robert Hanshew, and his wife, Gail, Oakland, CA, and
daughter; DeAnn Reeves, Ronald, WA, eight grandchildren, thirteen
great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.
moving to Emporia in 2012 Mr. Hanshew lived in Bartlesville, OK,
Arkansas City, KS, Oklahoma City, OK, and Wellston OK. He retired in
1979 from the John Morrell Meat Packing Company in Arkansas City, KS.
Hanshew was a member of the United Methodist Church, Bartlesville, OK,
the Rodeo Key Club for retired employees of Rodeo Meats in Arkansas
City, KS, and the oldest living member of the Wellston (Oklahoma) High
School Alumni Association. He was a graduate of Hills Business School,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and he was a private pilot.
retirement in 1979, and that of his wife in 1980 from teaching at
Chilocco Indian School, they purchased a motor home and began to
travel. They traveled extensively in the North American continent
including Mexico. Following Thelma's death he continued to travel and
made several trips to Europe.
He enjoyed playing cards with friends,
especially "Bridge". He was a family man and treasured time with his
children, grandchildren and great, and great-great grandchildren.
memorial has been established with the Wellston Alumni Association,
Wellston, Ok. Contributions may be sent to Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral
Home, PO Box #175, Emporia, Kansas 66801.
(Bartlesville Examiner ~ Enterprise, OK ~ Thursday ~ December 19, 2013 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
Prague resident James Emil Heinzig, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, in Prague. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at
Deer Creek Baptist Church, Prague. Burial will follow a Kellerby Cemetery. Service in under the direction of Parks
Brothers Funeral Service, Prague. [Posted aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:03 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Capt. O. H.
Hill, an old soldier, died at his home in Sparks, Saturday, May 5th. Interment was made at Chandler. (The Prague
News, Thursday, May 17, 1917)
Lifelong Prauge resident Ruby Juanita Hill departed this life on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Prague at the age of
72. She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Paden to Rollins Callaway and Opal M. (Gilbert) Warden. She graduated from Prague
High School with the class of 1954. She married Alvin J. Hill on Aug. 5, 1966 in Prague. He preceded her in death
on April 7, 2005. Juanita retired from Wrangler in 1989, She was a member of the Prague Church of Christ and the
Red Czech Divas. Her father and sister, Frances Moses, also preceded Juanita in death. Survivors include her sons,
Zack Mitchell of Prague and Terry Mitchell of Prague; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and James Craft of Oklahoma
City and Jan Blankenship and Jerry Grounds of Prague; mother, Opal Warden of Prague; brother and sister-in-law,
Jerry and Patti Warden of Renton, WA.; brother-in-law, Merla moses of Prague; six grandchildren and their spouses,
Shane and Alicia Sala of Shawnee, Matt and Tara Mitchell of Rockwell, TX, J.C. and Jamie Mitchell of Shawnee, Lyn
and Junior Craddock of Oklahoma City, J.C. Craft of Oklahoma City and Trish and Brian Schulz of Moore; 12 great-grandchildren;
nieces and their spouses, Sherry and Eugene Lakins of Prague and Regina and Mike Kem of Moore. Service will be
10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at the Calvary Way Church in Prague with the Rev. Starland Davis and Pastor Rodney
Fouts officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers
Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Hillbolt, Christopher Dean
Prague resident Christopher Dean Hillbolt died Saturday, Nov. 9, 20008,
in Oklahoma City at the age of 17. Service
will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at First Baptist Church
Prague, OK. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.
[Posted Nov. 12, 2008 @ 2:41 pm -
Hodde, Emma B
Funeral services for Emma B. Hodde, 78, McLoud, a
longtime resident of southwestern Lincoln County, were conducted at the Roesch
Funeral Home in Shawnee Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1991 at 2 p.m. Burial was in the
Lutheran Cemetery in southwestern Lincoln County north of McLoud.
Mrs. Hodde died Saturday, September 14 in a McLoud
nursing home whee she had resided in recent times. She was born Nov. 16, 1912 at
Harrah, and reared and educated in that community. She was married to Otto F.
Hodde Nov. 14, 1929, and they lived most of their married life in the McLoud
She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in
Shawnee. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1984. Surviving are a son,
Allen Hodde, McLoud; a sister, Clara Baxter, Oklahoma City; a grandson, Jeffe
Hodde, Shreveport, La.; and a granddaughter, Tammy Hodde, Tahlequah.
(The New Era, Davenport, Okla., Thursday Sept 19, 1991 -
Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, June 2018)
Longtime Prague resident E. Maxine Hoffman died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Meeker at the age of 86. Service will
be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Glen Pence and Bro. Tim Emmons officiating.
Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague is directing arragements. [Posted
Sep. 22, 2008 @ 4:11pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Stroud resident Christopher Allen Hyde, 34, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in Bristow, OK. Visitation will be 8
a.m. to 9 a.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. at the Hyde Family
Cemetery in Stroud with the Rev. Greg Jones officiating. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral
Service, Stroud. Donations can be made at Stroud National Bank. [Posted Aug. 28, 2008 @ 3:59 pm -
Mrs. Lizzie Keybolt, who was an Iowa Indian, fell dead
while washing dishes in ther home near Fallis last Tuesday
(Chandler Tribune, Chandler, Okla. Vol. 6, No. 97, Ed. 1
- Tuesday, Feb 5, 1907 - Transcribed by Lynda Murphy, October 2018)
(Last grandson of the famous Black Hawk)
The last grandson of the famous
Black Hawk, died near Bellemont,Lincoln
Oklahoma, four years ago. Kack-Kuck
was a nearly perfect red man; that is physically, intellectually and morally. He was exceedingly polite, generous,
aristocratic and a Christian gentleman. He spoke proper English, never got drunk on whiskey or peyote, and he never
looked sour nor grunted.
[Historia, Vol. 8, Issue 6, April
1, 1921, Noted Indian Deaths, by Matt Durh]
Submitted by Cathy Danielson
Ben Leverich died at this home in Fallis last Friday
after an illness of about a weeks duration. He was a sufferer of Asthma for many
years but had not considered it serious. He had many friends at Fallis and
vicinity who regret to learn of his death. He leaves a wife and 4 small
children, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
(Tryon Star, Tryon, Okla., 7 November 1907 - Transcribed
by Lynda Murphy - October 2018)
Chandler resident William Ray Lickliter, 65, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Service is pending under the direction
of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Aug. 12, 2008 @ 3:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Chandler resident Jeffery Allen Logan, 21, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in a farming accident at his home. He was
born Oct. 29, 1986, in Shawnee to William Harold Logan Jr. and Linda (Manning) Logan. He graduated from Meeker
High School in 2005. He worked as a diesel machanic for Rush Peterbuilt in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed farming, semi
trucks, and Formula 1 racing. He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, William Harold Logan Sr. and Gerald
Vencil Manning. Survivors include his parents, William and Linda Logan of Chandler; on e brother, Christopher William
Logan of Edmond; one sister, Jennifer Rene Logan of Chandler; two grandmothers, Doris Marie Logan of South Boston,
Va., and Ima Manning of Meeker; and numerous aunts, cousins, other family and friends. Graveside services will
be 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Cemetery, Meeker with Terry Newell officiating. [Posted Sep. 2, 2008 @ 4:51pm -