Miscellaneous Custer County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Rose Barker funeral Tuesday
Funeral services for long-time First National Bank & Trust Co. in Clinton officer Mrs. Rose (Hohenshelt) Barker, 88, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Meacham Memorial Chapel of the First Baptist Church in Clinton with Doug Lewis officiating.
Mrs. Barker died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born on Feb. 24, 1911 in Beckham County, the daughter of Charles Albert and Emma (Benham) Hohenshelt.
She attended Beckham County schools and Southwestern State College in Weatherford, teaching school for two years before joining First National Bank.
She worked with all four generations of the Sewell family, receiving a 50-year Banker Award from the Oklahoma Bankers Association.
Mrs. Barker was very active in the Business and Professional Womenís Association and served as state president.
She also was an avid bowler in her younger years and enjoyed playing bridge and traveling.
She was married to J.Z. Barker in 1979, and he preceded her in death.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, John.
Burial will be in the Sayre Doxey Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include a neph-ew, Johnnie R. Hohenshelt of Dallas, Texas; two nieces, Zona Hohenshelt-Mears of Bushland, Texas and Rita Hohenshelt-Bisgrove of Arlington, Va.; a sister-in-law, Altie Tindell-Hohenshelt-Ro-bertson of Dallas, Texas; and a stepdaughter, Wanza Barker-Merrifield of Ponca City.

Clara Fyfe rites today
Funeral services for Clinton area native Mrs. Clara Lavera Fyfe, 80, Midwest City, were held this morning at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Midwest City.
Mrs. Fyfe died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. She was born on May 2, 1919 on a farm four miles west of Clinton, the daughter of Christian and Matilda Jantz Weil.
She grew up in Bessie and Clinton, graduating from Clinton High School in 1937 and later attending Hillís Business College in Oklahoma City.
She was married to Ivan Levi Fyfe in Clinton on Nov. 19, 1941. The couple went on to live in Clinton, Belle Plaine, Kans., Covington, Cherokee, Kingfisher, Mus-kogee, Del City and Midwest City. She retired from the Lloyd A. Frye Roofing Company.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1987.
An active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Midwest City, she participated in choir and the Christian Fellowship Club. She was an artist and also was active in a travel club, a pinochle club and aquatics.
Burial will be in the Sunnylane Cemetery in Del City.
Survivors include two daughters, Vera Aktansel Martson of Norman, Jo Ann Pelz and her husband, Dave, of Austin, Texas; and grandchildren, Suzan Aktansel, Kurt Aktansel, Elizabeth and her husband, Daryl Krause, and David Pelly.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation in her honor.

Turner rites set Tuesday
A memorial service for Mrs. Etta Lee Turner, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Dale Nease officiating.
Mrs. Turner died Saturday afternoon at the Prairie View Nursing Center in Clinton. She was born on June 21, 1913 in Ruston, La., the daughter of Henry Hamilton Alexander and Sally Hinton Alexander.
Reared in Louisiana, she was married to Earl L. Turner in 1934 at Ruston, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1991.
She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and taught primary and secondary education until her retirement.
After he retirement, she directed the Draughnís School of Business in Little Rock, Ark. for a number of years.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. Charles L. Turner of Clinton, James E. Turner of Clearwater, Fla., Richard W. Turner of Jacksonville, Ark.; four grandsons; six granddaughters; and five great grandchildren.
By request of Mrs. Turner, her body was cremated and the remains will be returned to Ruston, La. and buried later this week.
The family has suggested that those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Clinton or to the Mission House of Clinton in her honor.

Gaston rites set Tuesday
Funeral services for retired businesswoman Mrs. Pauline (Hagemeier) Gaston, 71, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Christian Church at Clinton with minister Doyle Kinney officiating.
Mrs. Gaston died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on April 2, 1928 at Cordell.
After her birth mother, Ethel, died a few days after she was born, Pauline was adopted by her motherís brother, Fred, and his wife, Dollie Hagenmeier.
She spent her early years in Roosevelt. She was married to Hubert Gaston on April 17, 1947 at Ashland, Kans., and they made their home in Woodward for a few years before moving to Clinton.
She worked at several cafés, including Pop Hicks and Richardsonís Drug Store.
She and her husband purchased Aden TV Service in 1974, operating the business until their retirement in January of 1995.
During their retirement, they enjoyed camping with family and friends at Boiling Springs State Park north of Woodward.
Mrs. Gaston was a member of the First Christian Church and Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Burial will be in the Roosevelt Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her son, Alan, and his wife, Diane, of Bethany; three grandchildren, Kari Ann Weir of Edmond, Brigette Combs and her husband, Richard, of Amarillo, Texas, Josua Gaston and his wife, Julie, of Edmond; a great granddaughter, Allison Weir; Kariís fiancé, Bobby Jackson and his son, Justin; a great grandson-to-be, Westley Brian Combs; and a special cousin, Mildred Curtis of Weatherford.

Services Pending...
Funeral services for Robert Moore-Ball, 69, are pending with the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
He died at his home in Sulphur on Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Fergason rites Monday
Funeral services for lifelong Custer County resident F.B. Fergason, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Christian Church of Custer City. Fergason died Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, 1999, at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital.

Shakespeare services held
Funeral services for the former Jody Sights, (Mrs. Nettie Jo Shakespeare, 71) former Clinton resident, were held Thursday in Kingsburg, Calif. She died Tuesday, Oct. 26 [1999].

Carrie Turner death reported
Former Clinton resident Mrs. Carrie Lou Turner, 88, Plano, Texas, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the Medical Center Hospital in Plano, it was learned here Friday.
Memorial services were held in Plano and Lubbock, Texas with a private funeral at Hobart.
Mrs. Turner lived in Clinton most of her married life. She was the owner of the N.B. Nash Clothier store here.
Survivors include a sister, Parilee Fleming of Lubbock; a son, Stacy Turner and his wife, Sue, of Dallas, Texas; a nephew, Bill Sullins of Kerrville, Texas; and a grandson, Ward Nash of San Jose, Calif.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in her honor to the American Heart Association or to the charity of their choice.

Velma Messick rites observed
Graveside services for Mrs. Velma Sallee Messick, 98, Cordell, were held Saturday afternoon at the Mountain Park Cemetery with Charles Spencer officiating.
Mrs. Messick died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Clinton. She was born on June 17, 1901 at Mangum, the daughter of J.E. and Nancy Reynolds Sallee.
She lived in Mangum for 16 years after her birth before moving with her parents to northeast of Mountain Park.
She was married to Clyde Messick on Dec. 6, 1919 in Mountain Park. She was a member of the Methodist Church there. Mrs. Messick was a homemaker.
Survivors include grandchildren, Charles Spencer and his wife, Judy, of Oklahoma City, Mari Spencer Fitzgerald and her husband, David, of Oklahoma City, Jerry Don Messick and his wife, Carolyn, of Oklahoma City, Tracey Raymond of Oklahoma City, Mike Sikes and his wife, Vickie, of Kansas, Mark Sikes and his wife, Kathy, of Kansas; a sister, Drusilla Kelley of Clinton; and a brother, Buford Sallee of Cleveland, Tenn.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband and parents, by a son, Jerry Messick; a daughter, Geneva Spencer; sisters, Callie Mc-Clure, Zula Hankins, Lennie Pearl Ernest, Alice Oleta Montgomery, Flora Quillen, Opal Miller; and brothers, T.E. Sallee and Doc Sallee.

Ella Wagner services Thursday
Funeral services for Ella Leona (Buehler) Wagner, 74, Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Clinton with minister Doyle Kinney of the First Christian Church officiating.
Mrs. Wagner died Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2000, at the Grace Living Center in Clin-ton. She was born on June 7, 1926 at Clinton, the daughter of Otto and Elizabeth (Weil) Buehler. She attended the Clinton schools.
On Dec. 17, 1944 she was married to Reuben Milton Rose. He preceded her in death in May of 1961.
In November of 1979 she was married to Bobby J. Mc-Cord. He died in August of 1981. On May 1, 1985 she was married to Lealon Wagner. He died three years after their marriage in July of 1988.
Mrs. Wagner was a housewife and loved to make quilts and embroidery for her grandchildren.
She also became a physical therapist, working at the Clinton Veterans Center for eight years and at the Methodist Health Care Center for 11 years.
Mrs. Wagner was a long-time member of the Lutheran Church, being baptized on July 1, 1926 and confirmed in the faith on May 12, 1940.
Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Waltrip and her husband, Denver, of Arapaho; a son, James Rose and his wife, Linda, of Clinton; a stepson, Craig Wagner and his wife, Delberta, of Clinton; a stepdaughter, Susie Bogle and her husband, Robert, of Clinton; a sister, Welda Intemann of Cordell; six grandchildren, Tamara Powell and her husband, Kent, of Clinton, DeAnn Sawyer and her husband, Dax, of Clinton, Sheri Mahanay and her husband, Clint, of Arapaho, Jason Rose and his wife, Sarah, of Stillwater, Julie and Jamie Rose, both of Clinton; a step grandson, Josh Wagner of Clinton; two great grandchildren, Dasha and Daci Sawyer of Clinton.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by an infant sister, Lavera Carolina Beuhler.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in Mrs. Wagnerís honor to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

Henry Hendrix services held
Funeral services for William Henry Hendrix, 89, Thomas, were held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Thomas with Rev. Monte Moran officiating.
Hendrix died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at the Thomas Nursing Center. He was born on March 27, 1911 in Arapaho, the son of George A. and Anna (Tons) Hendrix.
He was reared and attended school in Arapaho, marrying Pearl Jinkins on Sept. 11, 1933 at Arapaho. He continued to live and farm in the Arapaho area until 1945.
In 1946, Hendrix was employed by the Public Service Company in Custer City, and he moved to Thomas in 1952 where he worked for the Water Department before retiring in 1976.
After retirement, he continued to help area farmers. He attended the First Baptist Church in Thomas, and the family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions in his honor to that church.
Burial was in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Thomas.
Survivors include three sons, George Hendrix and his wife, Millie, of Lexington, Richard Hendrix and his wife, Wanda, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Bill Hendrix and his wife, Tinky, of Elk Grove, Calif.; a daughter, Ruby Lee McLinn and her husband, Dale, of Americus, Kans.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters; and a sister, Geneva Ruyle of Tulsa.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents and wife, by a son, H.B. Hendrix; four brothers, Charles, Burt, Lester, Chester; and two sisters, Mary Hendrix and Vivian Spencer.

Dixie Schroder services held
Funeral services for former Vici resident Mrs. Dixie Lee Schroder were held Friday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Vici.
Mrs. Schroder died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at the Prairie View Living Center in Clinton. She was born on May 7, 1905 near Fargo, Okla., the daughter of Wm. Solon and Mamie Porter.
A 1922 graduate of Fargo High School, she went on to continue her education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva for two years.
She began her teaching career in a one-room country school near Harmon. It was there that she met and later married Clarence Schroder.
In 1927 the Schroders moved for a time to Weatherford where she continued her education and he worked on the campus driving a team of horses while helping in construction of one of classroom buildings that still remains in use there.
After completing requirements for a lifetime teaching certificate, she and her family returned to the Harmon area where she resumed her teaching career until the needs of a growing family forced her to give up classroom teaching. She continued giving private piano lessons in her home.
In 1935 the family moved to the old family homestead four miles southeast of Vici where they continued to live until 1993 when failing health forced them to move to Clinton to be near their daughter and her family.
Mrs. Schroder continued to teach piano and guitar throughout her life and was always active in the musical activities of the community. She also was an avid reader and in later years took up oil painting as a hobby.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by her only sister, Blanche Porter; a son, Dale Schroder; and two grandchildren, Richard Waddle and Jacqueline Schroder.
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Waddle and her husband, Gerald, of Clinton; a son, Clare Schroder of Casper, Wyo. and his wife, Frances, of Campo, Colo.; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a special caregiver for the past seven years, Lela Mae McGill.

Jack Wickizer funeral Friday
Funeral services for Jack L. Wickizer, 73, Elk City, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Whinery-Savage Funeral Home Chapel in Elk City with Tom Harguess officiating.
Wickizer died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City. He was born on April 21, 1927 in Brookfield, Mo., the son of Ruth Emily (Selle) Wickizer and Mont Wickizer.
He was reared near Gotebo where he attended a one-room school before later moving to Mangum where he graduated from high school.
Wickizer served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 in the special services. He was married to Leona Francis Reece (Poston) Wickizer on Feb. 7, 1974.
He worked as a radio announcer for several different stations including four years at KTJS Hobart, four at KWHW in Altus, 15 at KWOE in Clinton and at radio stations in Quanah and San Angelo, Texas as well as at Elk City for four years.
He also was a technical engineer for 16 years at KVIJ-TV in Sayre.
Wickizer was preceded in death by his wife and parents. He was a member of the Second And Adams Church of Christ in Elk City.
Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his fiancé, Aggie Abney of Elk City; and other relatives.

Vera Beberniss rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Mae Beberniss, age 88, Custer City resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford with Brother Todd Derbyshire officiating.
Mrs. Beberniss was born on Nov. 24, 1912 at Indianapolis, Okla., the daughter of Lewis and Lamana (Taylor) Blunck.
Reared in the Indianapolis and Custer City area where she attended school, she graduated from Custer City High School in 1930.
She was married to Emil Rudolph Beberniss on Aug. 15, 1931 in Custer City where they made their home. She had lived in Shawnee and Weatherford as well as Custer City.
Burial will be in the Green-wood Cemetery at Weatherford under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Beverly Wil-lis and her husband, Richard, of Lubbock, Texas, Janet Sehi and her husband, Wes-ley, of Weatherford; three great grandchildren, Kathleen McMurray and her husband, Ed, of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., Justin and Kirk Sehi of Weatherford; a great-great granddaughter, Kasey McMurray of New Jersey; a son-in-law, Clarence (Bud) Endres of Payson, Ariz.; a special friend, Donna Farm-er; and a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by a daughter, Phyllis Endres; and a brother, Elgin Blunck.

E. Leon Boggs death reported
Former Clinton resident E. Leon Boggs, age 72, Woodward resident, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, it was learned Tuesday.
He was born on April 19, 1928 at Rhea, the son of Virgil and Octavia Higgins Boggs.
He grew up in Leedey before the family moved to Iowa where they lived for a few years before returning to Leedey where he attended the Rhea and Leedey schools.
On Aug. 22, 1948 he was married to Imogene Forsythe of Leedey and they lived in Clinton for three years where a daughter, Cheryl Jean, was born.
They moved to Woodward in 1951 and a son, Larry Leon, was born there in 1952.
While living in Woodward, Boggs owned two Mobil service stations and Woodward Glass Company.
He was an independent truck driver and raised cattle. Other employment included Raizen Metal Company, Tomís Peanut Co. and Bruce Electric Co.
After retirement, he drove a school bus for the Woodward Public Schools. He was a very active member of the Jaycees, having served for a time as president.
He accepted Christ at the age of eight and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodward, having at one time served as a Sunday school teacher.
Boggs was married to Patricia Joyce Cochran on March 21, 1981 and the coupleís home continued to be in Woodward.
In addition to his first wife, Imogene, and his father, Virgil, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Lee.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Woodward; a daughter, Cheryl Mayfield and her husband, Rex, of Millersville, Md.; a son, Larry Boggs and his wife, Lee Ann, of Richmond, Ind.; a grandson, Christopher Crabtree of Millersville, Md.; his mother, Octavia Boggs of Leedey; a sister, Regina Hicks and her husband, Leon, of Broken Arrow; a brother, Kenneth Boggs and his wife, Debbie, of Leedey; an aunt and uncle, Thelma and Dink Driscoll of Clinton; a brother-in-law; stepchildren, Buddy Cochran, Donna Brown, Peggy and Larry Mathes, Jay Cochran; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Melba Scott funeral held
Funeral services for Mrs. Melba Mae (Rogers) Scott), age 86, Thomas resident, were held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Thomas with Brad Perkins, Rev. Monte Moran, Charlie Blount and T.C. Perkins officiating.
Mrs. Scott died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Thomas Living Center. She was born on March 18, 1915 at Oologah, the oldest of four children of John Hogue and Elizabeth (Miller) Rogers.
She came to Clinton as a teen-ager to live with her aunt and uncle, P.O. and Letha Rogers before moving to Thomas where she graduated from high school in 1935.
While attending high school she met John Lloyd Scott and they were married on Dec. 8, 1935 in Thomas.
The couple lived and farmed southeast of Thomas their entire married lives.
In 1936 her niece and nephew, Jack and Eloise Cloud, came to live with them.
On May 16, 1937, a daughter, Zetta Elizabeth, was born. She accepted Christ at an early age. Mrs. Scott enjoyed working with young children and teens.
Later she became Associational G.A. Director and went to Glorietta, N.M. on several occasions. She was a faithful member of the Womenís Missionary Union, having served as president as well as other offices.
Burial will be in the Mound Valley Cemetery at Thomas under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter, Beth Perkins and her husband, Eddie, of Thomas; four grandchildren, Brad Perkins and his wife, Carmen, of Thomas, Tammy Perkins of Childress, Texas, T.C. Perkins of Watonga, Michelle Pruitt and her husband, Benny, of Thomas; five great grandchildren, C.B., Zack and Loren Perkins and Tanner and Anna Pruitt; two nieces, Eloise Keller and Peggy Cloud and many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by two brothers, Robert and Richard Rogers; four nephews, Dickie Rogers, Jack Cloud, H.L. Hawkins, Doyle Comer; and a niece, Jo Comer-Engle.

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