Miscellaneous Delaware County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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GROVE - Bettie Lagers, age 92, died Saturday, December 22, 2001 in Grove. The daughter of Martin and Josephine (Drake) Six, she was born on April 3, 1919 in Omaha, Ark. For 25 years she was a homemother for Whitaker Boys Home in Pryor, Ok. Bettie was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Claremore, Ok. She moved to Grove in 1992. Bettie married J.H. Underwood and, after his death, she later married Vernon Lagers and he also preceded her in death. A daughter Ella Coxson preceded her in death.
Surviving are two children, J.B. Underwood and wife, Elsie, of Grove, Ladena Amos and husband, Leonard, in Kearney, Az., 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great great-children.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel. Interment will be in the Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. 

GROVE - Fawn F. Lamberson, age 84, died at Integris Grove General Hospital on Sunday, August 26, 2001. Fawn was born in Wheaton, Mo., December 22, 1916, the daughter of Aud and Pearl Lamberson. She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1935. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she was employed by Sears Roebuck until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Grove. Her parents preceded her in death as did her two brothers, Laverne and Lawrence Allen, one sister, Erma Decocq, and her twin sister, Phyllis Phelan.
Survivors are: three sisters, C. Lorene Scott of Claremore, Okla., Joan Olson of Raytown, Mo., and Mary Hamm of Grove, and several nieces and nephews.
She will be missed by her family and all the many friends she made wherever she was, she knew no stranger.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Grove, with Rev. Ollie Odle and Dr. Robin Cowin officiating. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be at 2 p.m. in the Rocky Comfort Cemetery in Rocky Comfort, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Society in c/o the funeral home. Clark Funeral Home of Neosho is entrusted with Fawn's journey home. 

MONKEY ISLAND, Okla. - Memorial services for Kathy Kirtley Landers, 54, Monkey Island, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wiggs will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home, Enid, Okla. Her remains were cremated at her request.
She was born March 14, 1947 in Enid to James and May Adele Beckham Kirtley, and died at home Tuesday, June 12, 2001. She was a graduate of Enid High School and attended Phillips University. She worked in reservations at Braniff Airlines in Tulsa and Kansas City. In 1972, she opened a travel agency in Ponca City, later she owned and operated MIKA Advertising Agency until her death. On April 25, 1987 she married Mickey Landers in Enid. The couple lived in Ponca City, Colorado Springs, Colo., and later Monkey Island. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Ponca City, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce.
She is survived by her husband, Mickey, of the home; her mother, May Adele Kirtley, of Enid; three step-daughters, Lori Hughes Markes of Waukomis, Allison Hughes Eve of Tulsa, and Jennifer Landers Swart of Cushing; one sister, Rebekah Kirtley-Ambrosini of Long Island, N.Y.; three brothers, Mike Kirtley of Chester, Robert Kirtley of Folkenberg, Sweden, and Richard Kirtley of Meno, and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother. 
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First United Methodist Church.

ANDERSON, Mo. - Esther Marie Landon, 94, of Anderson, Mo., died on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at the Beverly Health Care Center in Anderson after an illness.
Mrs. Landon was born August 9, 1907 at Valley Falls, Kan., to the late Edwin L. and Eva Lena (Harvey) Heineken. She lived in Anderson for 19 years, coming from Grove. She was a homemaker and a member of the Morrison Church in Tiff City, Mo.
Her first husband, Barton W. Lybarger, and her second husband, Willard Landon, both preceded her in death.
She is survived by a host of friends and church family.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 14, at the Olympus Cemetery in Grove. Reverend Marvin Townsend will officiate.

GENTRY, Ark. - Lorene Larsen, 79-year-old resident of Gentry, Ark., died Sunday, April 15, 2001 at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark. Born June 15, 1921 in Watts, Okla., she was the daughter of Jack Beavers and Sarah Morris Beavers. Mrs. Larsen had been a lifetime resident of Gentry. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Milton Smith and William Larsen, one daughter, Elizabeth Woolbright, and one son, Billy Smith.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Smith of Sallisaw, Okla., Betty Freeman of Eutaw, Ala., Linda Jones and Brenda Little, both of Watts, Okla., Michael Smith of West Siloam Springs, Okla.; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Jim Beavers officiating. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery. Services are under he direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.

MIAMI, Okla. - Margaret "Ann" Laue, 60, of Miami, died Friday, April 6, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Laue was born June 14, 1940 in Miami, she had lived in Miami all her life. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Laue was a member of the Assembly of God and had been active in the Ottawa County 4-H before her illness. 
She is survived by her husband, James W. Laue, of Miami; two sons, Brian Laue of Miami, and Steven Laue of Branson, Mo.; two daughters, Teresa Crow and Pamela Hargon, both of Miami; father and mother, Kenneth and Ruby Sparkman of Miami; two sisters, Sherry Anderson and Vicky Sparkman, both of Tulsa, Okla., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Rev. Steve Brodrick will officiate. Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Miami. Pallbearers will be David Sparkman, Ron Sparkman, Richard Christensen, Warren Guest, Joie Sharp and Bill Ankeman. Memorial may be made to the Huntington's Disease Clinic - 654 N. Woodchuck, Wichita, KS 67212.

GROVE - Harry Clark Layman, age 73, died Thursday, November 22, 2001 at home in Grove. The son of Jess O. Layman and Elizabeth Stephenson Layman, he was born October 13, 1928 in Grove. Harry was a life long resident of Grove and was employed in oil and gas pipeline construction with Joyce Western, Inc. Harry served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Mary Layman on September 2, 1955.
Surviving: Mary Layman, Grove; son, Jesse Clark Layman, Grove; daughter, Denise Belvin and husband, Mike, of Grove; brother, Ross Layman, Grove; sister, Betty Lou Wilson, Grove; four grandchildren, Dalton Downing and Colton Downing of Grove, and Hunter Layman and Avry Layman, Mannford, Okla.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, at the Bulter Cemetery in Grove with Rev. John E. Bulter officiating. Services were under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

VINITA, Okla., - Mr. Richard D. "Bill" Layman, 80-year-old retired Vinita Public School custodian and longtime resident of Vinita, died Monday evening at Craig General Hospital.
Bill was born on April 26, 1921 in Grove, the son of Jess Oliver and Elizabeth (Stephens) Layman. He served in the Air Force during WWII. Following the service, he returned to Grove, where he and Nancy Quallate were united in marriage on October 1, 1949 in Jay. They made their home in Vinita, where they have lived since. He worked for the Vinita Public Schools as maintenance supervisor from 1953 until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church, VFW, and Dale Peace Post #90 of the American Legion. He loved to work in his workshop and was famous for his windmills and wagons.
Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 52 years; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry Dale and Sharon Layman, of Vinita; two brothers, Ross and Harry Layman, both of Jay; a sister, Betty Lou Wilson of Jay; a granddaughter, Diana Layman of Vinita; and several nieces and nephews. His parents, four brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Layman will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leland Bartlett and Rev. Jack Frazier officiating. Burial will be on the family plot at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita.

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Jack E. Leake, lifetime resident of Ottawa County, died Monday, September 10, 2001 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Okla., after a lengthy illness. He was 79. He was born February 6, 1922 to Elwood and Fannie Watson Leake, at Miami. He was a meat cutter and, in later years, earned his electrical and refrigeration licenses. He married Rosalie Lunday on August 4, 1940. They were charter members of the Bernice Baptist Church where they were active in the support of youth activities. Jack was preceded in death by his wife (affectionately known as his "girlfriend") in 1997, and a son, Jack K. Leake, in 2001.
Survivors are: two sons and their wives, James E. and Sandi Leake of Miami, and Lewis Wayne and Vicky Leake of Webb City, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Leake, of Columbus, Kan., six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 13, at Ottawa Baptist Church with Rev. Pete Hollandsworth officiating. Pallbearers will be Jack Leake, Jr., Ed Miller, Chad Masterson, Michael Leake, Joe LaCavera, and Larry Ketcher. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Boy's and Girl's Club of Ottawa County. Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland.

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. - James "Jim" Leas, 66, of Southwest City, Mo. died on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 1:40 p.m. at Beverly Health Care Center of Anderson, Mo. after an illness. Jim was born on January 9, 1935 in Southwest City, Mo. to the late Frederick Roy and Sarah Irene (Drennan) Leas. He had lived in Southwest City, Mo. all of his life. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Southwest City, serving as Deacon for at least 25 years. He was a truck driver for Nichols Brothers in Southwest City for 10 years and worked as a machinist at Sibley's Engineering in Sulphur Springs, Ark. fro 26 years. He married Darlene Barnes on December 27, 1954 at Southwest City.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Barnes, of the home; son, Brent Leas and wife, Stephanie, of Bella Vista, Ark.; two daughters, Brenda Davis and husband, Larry, of Grove, and Kathy Keith and husband, A.T. "Bud," of Anderson, Mo.; a sister, Twila Stiles of Stigler, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Jim Leas will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Full Gospel Church in Southwest City. Reverend Mark Short and Reverend Jeff Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Southwest City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, until 7:00 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Full Gospel Church in Southwest City. in care of the funeral home.

WEST MAYSVILLE, Okla. - Ernest W. Lee, age 65, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at the Grove General Hospital after a sudden illness. The son of Ernest and Nina (Curry) Lee, he was born on February 8, 1936 in Buffalo, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957. Ernest was a member of the Independent Baptist Church and a missionary in Korea from 1970 to 1983. In 1985 he moved to the farm in West Maysville, Okla. He married Alma Taylor on May 30, 1956 in Ft. Smith, Ark.
Surviving are: his wife, Alma Lee, of the home; six children, Albert Frank Lee of Siloam Springs, Ark., Kimberly McCawley of Fayetteville, Ark., William E. Lee of Oklahoma City, Judith A. Collins of Ft. Smith, Ark., Robert E. Lee, of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Rebekah Lynn Wilson of Ft. Smith, Ark.; one sister, Rita Ertel of Clarence Center, N.Y.; one brother, Donald W. Lee of Orchard Park, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 10, in the Independent Baptist Church of Grove with Reverend Ray Melugin officiating. The interment will be at 5 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery near Ft. Smith, Ark. There will be visitation for family and friends at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

MUSKOGEE, Okla.- Genevieve Lefler, 86, of Muskogee died Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Health Care Center. She was born January 22, 1915 in Grove to William and Deborah (Sager) Sheldon. She grew up in Grove, where she completed her education. Genevieve married James Montell Lefler and the couple moved to Muskogee in 1948, where they had lived since. 
Mrs. Lefler was a member of Boston Avenue Baptist Church, Winsome Sunday School Class, and Oak Leaf Homemakers Club. 
Mrs. Lefler was preceded in death by her husband, James Montell Lefler, on September 22, 1991. She is survived by two sons, William Rodger Lefler of Tulsa, Okla., and John Ed Lefler of Enid, Okla.; one daughter, Letitia Ann Currie of Shawnee; one sister, Arline Johnson of Muskogee; one brother, James H. Sheldon, of Fairland, Okla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Boston Ave Baptist Church with reverend Tim Perkins officiating. Committal was at Olympus Cemetery in Grove.
Funeral service arrangements were under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

GROVE - Patricia "Patsy" Leonard, age 59, died Friday, June 14, 2001 in the Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. The daughter of William and Virginia (Senter) Hunkapiller, she was born on October 8, 1941 in Dyce, Ark. Patsy worked as a waitress at the Stockyards Cafe in Amarillo, Texas until moving to Grove in 1997. She worked at the Grove Jiffy Mart for a short while. She was a member of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by two children, Jerry Alan Leonard of Daytona, Fla., and Sandy Gail Tate of Grove; one brother, William Ray Hunkapillar, of Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Wilda Hunkapiller of Amarillo, Texas, Wanda Pace of Amarillo, Texas, and Charlotte Hunkapiller of Tulsa, Okla., and one granddaughter, Devanie Lee Ann Tate, of Grove.
The funeral was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel. The services were under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

GROVE - Gary Lewis, age 54, Sunday, December 9, 2001 in the St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo. The son of James O. and Mary O. (Blevins) Lewis, he was born on January 22, 1947. Gary is a disabled American Veteran serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He worked for the police department in Washington, D.C., Afton, Okla., and Lansing, Kan. He also worked for the prison in Lansing. He is a member of the Cave Spring Church and the American Legion in Grove. He married Kristia Cromer on June 11, 1989 in Haskel, Okla.
Surviving his wife, Kristia Lewis, of Grove; 10 children, James Manning Lewis, Jeffery Scott Lewis, Tina Maria Lewis, Cherisima Dudly, Amanda Lewis, Asa Dey-Rayle Lewis, Morgan Travis Lewis, Candice Lewis Brannigan, Jonathan Lewis, and Sarah Jane Lewis; four sisters, Carolyn Sue Jackson, Sharon Kay Dollarhide, Irvina McCoy, and Sandra Kay Self; and six grandchildren, Dashone Lewis, Serina Lewis, Andrew Dudley, Raven Lewis, Trinity Lewis and Charles Lewis.
The funeral will be at the graveside at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, in the Zena Cemetery. There will be veterans rites by the Grove Veterans Ritual Team. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

FAIRLAND, Okla. - James Howard (Jack) Lewis, 80, of Fairland, Okla. died Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Baptist Regional Health Center after a sudden illness. Mr. Lewis was born November 18, 1920, in Geary, Okla. to Henry and Maggie (White) Lewis, he has lived in the Ottawa County area most of his life. He was a farmer and attended the Hudson Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis married Ila Hanna on December 24, 1941 in Miami, Okla.
He is survived by his wife Ila Hanna of the home; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lisa Lewis of Bluejacket, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Bill Hughes of Fairland, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Skip Lingle of Jay, Okla.; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson also survive. Five brothers and one sister preceded Mr. Lewis in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in the Hudson Creek Baptist Church south of Miami, Okla., Rev. Kenneth Duffell will officiate. Burial will be in the Williams Coal Creek Cemetery west of Miami, Okla. under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Miami. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, James Hughes, Craig Oakley, Rusty Lewis, Clinton Oakley, Christopher Widick, Tony Wiseley, and Terry Estes. Honorary Pallbearers, JW Sample, Morris Merit, and Dr. Fred Ray. The family received friends from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Miami.

CLAREMORE, Okla. - Mrs. Ollie Mae Lewis, age 95, formerly of Adair, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001 in Wood Manor Nursing Center, Claremore, where she has been a resident for the past several years. Mrs. Lewis, the daughter of Henry J. and Neppie (Blackstone) Hamilton, was born near Muskogee, Indian Territory on October 24, 1906.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis were conducted Monday, December 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Garner's Jim Green Funeral Home with Reverend Carl Helmuth officiating. Interment followed in the Old Adair Cemetery, northwest of Adair, with family and friends serving as casket bearers. Funeral service arrangements were under the care of Garner's Jim Green Funeral Home, Pryor. 
Mrs. Lewis was born and lived her early childhood just east of Muskogee where she attended Frozen Rock Community School. At the age of 13 the family moved to Adair and Mayes County where she completed her education at Rock Creek Rural School and Adair Public Schools. She married Guy B. Lewis in Jasper County, Mo., on June 23, 1939. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1976. As a young lady she and her sisters worked in several cafes in the Vinita area and for many years she worked in the dietary department of Eastern State Hospital, Vinita. For the past several years she had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Verdigris. Ollie was proud that she was of Cherokee heritage and received land allotment from the Daws Commission. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, vegetable gardening, canning, reading, shopping and gospel music. She enjoyed cooking from scratch all of her pies, cakes, breads, cobblers and other food items. Ollie will be remembered as a hard-working, Christian, early pioneer lady who loved the Lord and her family.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by: her daughter, Neppie Moore, Claremore; her sisters, Nellie McDonald of Vinita, Maude Pierce of Grants Pass, Ore., and Mary Louise Judd of Joplin; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, three sisters, four step-brothers, and two step-sisters.
In lieu of other remembrances, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.

OLATHE, Kan. - William "Bill" E. Limes, 59, of Olathe, Kan., passed away at the Olathe Medical Center on Wednesday, October 3, 2001. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 8, at the St. Patrick's Church in Parsons, Kan. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Olathe. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the Courntey Kelley Scholarship Fund c/o First National Bank 444 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061 and/or St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe, KS 66061. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 143rd and Blackbob Rd. (913) 768-6777 is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born November 20, 1941 in Iola, Kan., living the past 28 years in Olathe. He was a 1959 graduate of Labette County High School in Altamont, Kan. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees of Science from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.
He was a Navy Veteran serving as Hospital Corpsman at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Ca.
He taught science at Meadowbrook Junior High School in Shawnee Mission, Kan. He retired in September this year from Olathe North High School. He also served as the boys and girls golf coach while at Olathe North. He had taught at Olathe South High School and Johnson County Community College.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Olathe and the Clockwinders Optimist Club and the Earl Collier Post #153 of the American Legion in Olathe.
He also served as City Council Member and a Volunteer Fireman in Grove. He worked and played at the Gardner Golf Course in Garner, Kan.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah K. Limes, in 1962.
He leaves: wife, Sharon Limes, of the home; daughter, Pamela K. and husband, Gary Jobe, Fort Lewis, Wash.; son, Mark W. Limes, of the home; sister, Donna Sue Carson, Parsons, Kan.; brother, Christopher Limes, Wiesbaden, Germany; and grandchildren, Jordan Jobe and Haley Jobe.

GROVE - Lealand C. Lincicome, 89, died May 5, 2001 at his home in Grove. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the First United Methodist Church, Grove, with Rev. Randy Hamill officiating. Burial will be on Wednesday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita, Kan. The family will greet friends on Monday, May 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove.
Lealand C. Lincicome was born on April 17, 1912 to Francis and Rosa Johnson Lincicome in May, Okla. He married Frances Hedrick on December 26, 1934 in Wichita, Kan. He worked as a superintendent and built restaurant equipment for Ablah Hotel and Restaurant Supply for over 50 years. Mr. Lincicome was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife, Frances of Grove; two daughters, Barbara Ott of Grove, and Patricia Parke of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Frances Hix of Las Vegas, Nev., Ula Griep of San Diego, Calif., and Abbie Lively of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home.

COLCORD, Okla. - George Barney Linn, 63-year-old resident of Colcord, Okla., died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at Grove Memorial Hospital in Grove. Born March 1, 1938, in Delaware County, he was the son of Lee Linn and Lena Foreman Linn. A retired truck driver, Mr. Linn had been a lifetime resident of the Colcord area. He was a Peacetime Veteran, serving in the United States Navy. Mr. Linn was a Baptist.
Survivors are: two sisters, Aline Scraper of Colcord, and Laura Trammell of Tahlequah; special friend Anna Lue Wood of Colcord; stepson Johnnie Linn, and stepdaughter Billie Linn, both of Joplin, Mo.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 21, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Ark. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at Wasson Memorial Chapel with Larry Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Row Cemetery, Colcord. Services are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.

FAIRLAND - Louise Deanna Loehr, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., of Fairland was called home to be with her Lord Jesus Saturday, February 3, 2001 at her home. She was 73. 
Mrs. Loehr was born July 28, 1927 to Otto and Mary Hampton Detherage of Grove. She attended school at Grove and Fairland, then graduated from Northeastern A&M College in Miami. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University in 1965. She then received her Masters (MSW ACSW) from the University of Oklahoma in 1967. After graduating from OU with a Masters in Social Work she had a long and distinguished career working with adoptions for the Oklahoma Dept. of Social Service for five years, therapist for Ozark Mental Health for six years, and private practice in four counties in northeast Oklahoma for five years. She married Adolph Loehr in 1945 in Syracuse, KS. Together they raised four children. 
Survivors include her husband Adolph; three sons, Dr. Anthony Loehr and wife Annette of Tulsa, Randolph Loehr and wife Debbie of Paris, TX, and John Loehr and wife Renee of Florence, AZ; one daughter, Patricia Oeltjen of Brighten, CO; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairland. Pastor Leo Schroeder officiated. Interment was at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

MIAMI, Okla. - Minnie "Mae" Lomax, 91, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2001 at the Leigh Manor Nursing Center, Picher, Okla., following an illness.
Mrs. Lomax was born September 15, 1910 on the family farm north of Afton to George and Charlotte (Fields) Payton. She attended the Lone Star School for several years and then Miami Public Schools, where she played basketball during her high school years. She married Ray Lomax May 2, 1937 in Vinita. Mrs. Lomax was a homemaker and active member of the P.T.A. while her children were in school. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a part of the Women's Missionary Union, as well as a Sunday school teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. Mrs. Lomax loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, knitting, fishing, cooking, horse races, and attending baseball games in Tulsa. She also had a special love for country music events she and her husband frequently attended.
Mrs. Lomax is survived by: three sons: John and wife, Sarah Lomax, Miami, Ray and wife, Teresa Lomax, Grove, and Wayne Lomax, Picher; one daughter, Jane and husband, Roy Gannaway, Ardmore, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; three brothers, Lee Payton, Joe Payton, and Floyd Payton; and three sisters, Bessie Skaggs, Ruby Brawlay, and Elizabeth Payton.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Lomax will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, at the Fairland Cemetery with Rev. Joe Don Olds officiating. A visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday, November 2, at the First Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

JENKS, Okla. - Carl T. Londagin, 82-year-old resident of Jenks, Okla., died Friday, December 28, 2001 at University Village Health Center in Tulsa, Okla. Born October 1, 1919, at Beck Prairie near Colcord, Okla., he was the son of Walter Londagin and Lizzie January Londagin. Mr. Londagin had been a resident of Jenks for the past five years and was a former longtime resident of the Colcord area. He was a retired rancher. Mr. Londagin was a former member of the Colcord School Board and the Delaware County Farm Home Administration Board. He was a member of the Colcord Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Lou Ann Londagin of the home; one daughter, Judy Johnson of Jenks; one granddaughter, Lesley Jennings of Brooklyn, New York; one grandson, Michael Johnson of Phoeniz, Ariz.; three brothers, Hubert Londagin of Colcord, J.R. Londagin of Tulsa, Jack Londagin of Tulsa; one sister, Ruby Spencer of Colcord.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wasson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Wasson Chapel. Burial will be in Row Cemetery with funeral services under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home. 

GROVE - Thelma Nell Loop, 69, passed away at her home in Buffalo Shores July 5, 2001. Thelma was born June 28, 1932 in Wellington, Kan. to George Timmis and Nettie Evans. She graduated high school in Wellington, Kan. In 1954, Thelma and Don P. Loop were united in marriage. Thelma enjoyed being a full time wife and mother. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don. Survivors are: three sons, Charles J. Loop of Jonesboro, Ark., Steven J. Loop and wife, Drusilla, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Paul J. Loop of Grove, and wife, Debra, of Enid; one daughter, Virginia McElroy of Franklin, Wis.; one sister, Mildred Chitwood, of Conway Springs, Kan.; one brother, Galen Bacon, of Tulsa; three grandchildren, Sara Naomi Loop of Enid, Adam Christopher of Enid, and Cierra Jane Loop of Hot Springs, Ark., and a host of friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at the Turner Funeral Chapel, Grove. Officiating will be Skip McClain. Interment will be Monday, July 9, at the Little Rock National Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark. Services will be under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Grove.

GROVE - Eugene L. Louters, 73, of Grove, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001 at the home of his daughter in Rocky Comfort, Mo., following a long illness. 
Mr. Louters was born May 29, 1928 in Ridgefield, Wash. He served in the U.S. Army and moved to the Grove area five years ago from Iowa, where he had worked at the Public School system in LeMares, Iowa in the Maintenance Dept. 
He is survived by two daughters, Vicky Arnes, LeMares, Iowa, and Beth Edmonds, Rocky Comfort, Mo.; one son, Scott Lauters, Lemares, Iowa; his mother, Laura Lauters of LeMares, Iowa; one sister, Mary Adler, Freemont, Neb.; six granddaughters; one grandson; one great granddaughter, and one great grandson.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lauters, and his father, Frank Lauters. 
The body has been taken for cremation and memorial services will be held at LeMares, Iowa on July 27. Contributions in memory of Mr. Lauters may be made to the Plymouth Co. Museum or Pheasants Forever, C/O Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Local arrangements under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

AFTON, Okla. - Gary Dean Lowe, 60, of Afton, Okla., died Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Okla., after a sudden illness.
Mr. Lowe was born December 22, 1941 in Neosho, Mo., to Ralph and Marion (Johnson) Lowe. He has lived in Afton since 1965, moving here from the Anderson / Seneca area.
Mr. Lowe was an equipment operator for the Kempstone Co. in Pryor, Okla., and he worked at the Fairland, Okla., branch. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, was a member of the NRA and the Labor Union of Tulsa. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Afton.
Mr. Lowe married Donna Woody on December 22, 1967 at her mother's home in Afton, she survives of the home.
Additional survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Lisa Lowe, of Afton; a son, Sherman Lowe, of Bernice, Okla.; two sisters, Connie Worster of Colton, Calif., and Jenny Strader of Arlington Heights, Ill. 
A brother, Jerry Lee Lowe, and a sister, Mary Lee Clements, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, in the First Baptist Church, Afton. The Rev. Jim Drake will officiate. Mr. Lowe will be cremated after the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Afton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 Friday evening at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Afton.

JAY, Okla. - JoAnn Lynn of Jay, Okla., died Sunday, December 2, 2001 at her home. She was 68.
Mrs. Lynn was born October 19, 1933 to Byron Mathews and Minnie Hopkins Wilson at Gravette, Ark. She opened the Boot Box in Grove among other businesses while her and her husband had a farm. She has lived in the area most of her life, while being in Jay for five years. JoAnn enjoyed fishing and her grandchildren. She attended the Mt. Hermon Church in Jay. JoAnn married Gerald D. Lynn October 5, 1951 in Medicine County, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1990.
Survivors include: her mother, Minnie Wilson of Jay; two daughters Judith Lynn of Jay and Suzanne Samons and her husband, Audie, of Western Grove, Ark.; six grandchildren, Anna Lynn, Christina Lynn, Byron and Houston Lynn, and Thomas and Lynn Samons; two sisters:, Judy Thornton of Jay, and Betty John and husband, Pinky, of Joplin, Mo., and one brother, Allen Mathews of Springfield, Mo.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay. Rev. Larry Kingfisher to officiate. Interment will be at the Southwest City Cemetery in Southwest City, Mo. Family will receive friends at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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