BY Staff Reports
Sunday, July 15, 2012
7/15/12 at 2:44 AM
Burchette, Kathleen M., 94, retired Conoco Phillips comptometer operator, died Saturday. Services pending. Freeman Harris.
Claunts, Hazel C., 86, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 12:30 p.m. Monday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
Cothran, Orval Clay, 88, floor and tile technician, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mark Griffith-Westwood Funeral Home Chapel.
Dunbar, Mary C., 89, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
Durant, Walter W., 78, retired from Flint Steel Co. and Pete's Bar-B-Que, died Saturday. Services pending. Jack's.
Gentry, Bern Leon, 70, Pin Man Advertising Agency owner, died July 11. Service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Metropolitan Baptist Church. Keith D. Biglow.
Hine, Betsy L., 98, secretary, died Friday. Services pending. Ninde Brookside.
Howard, James G., 70, draftsman, died Friday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Hubbard, Walter Ray, 66, landscaper, died Friday. Services pending. Moore's Eastlawn.
Ladd, Harold Ray, 74, Tulsa Police Department employee, died Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark. No local services. Little Rock Funeral Home, Little Rock.
Posselt, Margaret, 90, homemaker, died July 9. Memorial service 3:30 p.m. Monday, Inverness Village. Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial.
Ppool, G.W., 88, died Friday. Services pending. Leonard & Marker, Bixby.
Rano, Delia A., 82, music teacher, died Wednesday. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow, and service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Church of St. Benedict, Broken Arrow.
Reck, Martha J., 86, homemaker, died Thursday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broken Arrow, and graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson. Moore's Rosewood.
Reeder, Betty, 70, airline customer service worker, died Friday. Private family services. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Simmons, Helen Ruth, 90, real estate investor, died Wednesday. Private family services. Cremation Society.
Smith, David Paul, 67, drug and alcohol counselor and ONEOK employee, formerly of Tulsa, died June 17 in Loveland, Colo. Service was held June 24. Viegut, Loveland.
Terhune, Richard Glenn, 79, retired American Airlines mechanic, died Friday. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry, and service 3 p.m. Monday, Sperry United Pentecostal Church, Sperry.
Thompson, David L., 64, Shelter Insurance agent, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. Add'Vantage.
Tieperman, Joan R., 84, secretary, died Thursday. Memorial service noon Monday, Community Christian Church. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Watashe, Mary M., 65, school cafeteria worker, died Friday. Wake 7 p.m. Monday and service 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church, Bixby. Leonard & Marker, Bixby.
Weaver, Robert James, 71, machinist, died Thursday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Redeemer Covenant Church. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Funeral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted.
Bartlesville - Minnie K. (Mattix) Shewmake, 82, died Friday. Services pending. Stumpff.
- Frank Ralph Stockton, 93, retired telephone company switchman, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel.
Boynton - Deborah C. Pardue, 49, homemaker, died Friday in Tulsa. Services pending. Dowdy, Haskell.
Bristow - Brice Clayton Coleman, 79, retired Creek County sheriff, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Hutchins-Maples.
Broken Arrow - Gordon Edward Suess, 85, real estate developer, died Friday. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday, Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Funeral Home, Tulsa, and funeral Mass 2 p.m. Tuesday, Church of St. Benedict.
- Willie E. "Bob" Wilson, 74, GTE division manager, died Thursday. Private family services. Floral Haven.
Checotah - Jack L. Arion, 79, died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Checotah Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church.
Chouteau - Audrey (Simpson) Hendricks, 56, Bayer Chemical Co. employee, died Friday in Tulsa. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Shipman's Funeral Home, Pryor, and service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Word Fellowship Church.
Claremore - Jackson E. Bunn, 67, retired airline mechanic, died Thursday. Graveside service noon Tuesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson. Rice.
- Joe David Griggs, 60, registered nurse, died Friday in Tulsa. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday, Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, and graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Donald Earl "Don" Myers, 66, retired Tulsa Public Schools safety director, died Friday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Rice.
Coffeyville, Kan. - Vera L. Cochran, 89, died Thursday. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Monday, Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, and graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Fairview Cemetery.
- Patricia Ann Spears, 70, retired from Jencast Manufacturing, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Sunday, First Church of the Nazarene. David W. Barnes.
Coweta - Louise Gregory, 82, homemaker, died Thursday in Broken Arrow. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Sunday and service 10 a.m. Monday, both at Wright-Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Fairfax - John L. Riley, 69, petroleum engineer, died Friday. Graveside service 9 a.m. Monday, Riverside Cemetery, Ralston. Poteet, Pawnee.
Henryetta - Kathryn VanMeter, 81, homemaker, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.
Jay - Grover Buzzard, 70, died Wednesday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Monday, Round Springs Baptist Church, Eucha.
Mannford - Theresa Reed, 79, licensed practical nurse, died Thursday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Cemetery. Lanman, Cherokee.
Miami - Sharon Ann Addis, 71, retired technical writer, died July 10. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, All Saints Episcopal Church. Cremation Society, Tulsa.
Morris - Mary E. DeArmon, 86, telephone operator, died Friday in Tulsa. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God. McClendon-Winters.
Mounds - Betty Z. Keizor, 87, Keizor Radio Ranch & Swap Shop co-owner, died Friday. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa, and service 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church.
- Cynthia Darlene (McGuire) Matlock, 53, homemaker, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Community Freewill Baptist Church, Kiefer. Smith, Sapulpa.
Muskogee - Bobby Dean Carrell, 67, heavy equipment operator, died Friday. Services pending. Cornerstone.
- Charlie Floyd Dillon, 72, ACME Engineering assembly worker, died Thursday. Private family services. Add'Vantage, Tulsa.
Nowata - Bill J. Leroy, 83, retired Phillips Petroleum Co. lab technician, died Saturday. Services pending. Serenity, Tulsa.
Okmulgee - Jack Allen, 85, veterinarian, formerly of Okmulgee, died Friday in Derby, Kan. Private family services. Add'Vantage, Tulsa.
Owasso - Isabell (Fernandez) Johnson, 91, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending. Mowery.
Park Hill - Brenda K. Fears, 56, NSU financial aid counselor, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Hart Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah.
- Mollie Washington, 90, nurse's aide, died Saturday. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, and graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson.
Pawhuska - Natalie Jo Starr, 39, died Monday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home.
Ponca City - Cynthia (McDonald) Warner, 93, died Thursday in Oklahoma City. Service 10 a.m. Sunday, White Eagle United Indian Methodist Church, White Eagle. Trout, Blackwell.
Pryor - Travis Robbins, 39, died Saturday in Tulsa. Services pending. Stephens.
Sand Springs - Rita Sue Havice, 66, Oakdale Manor housekeeping supervisor, died Thursday in Tulsa. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Sunday and service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home.
- Goldie D. Hood, 61, died Saturday in Tulsa. Services pending. Mobley-Dodson.
Sapulpa - Lilly Bell (Snow) Weins, 91, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
Tahlequah - Cathy Sue Crowe, 50, died Saturday. Services pending. Hart.
- Wilbert Locklear, 62, factory worker, died Friday. No services planned. Kennedy-Midtown, Tulsa.
- Helen Spottedhorse, age unavailable, died Saturday. Services pending. Hart.
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