Miscellaneous Delaware County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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JAY, Okla. - Matthew B. Rau, age 93, died in his home on Sunday, September 23, 2001. The son of Herman and Anna Mary Rau, he was born on April 13, 1908 in Hamilton County, Kan. Mr. Rau worked in Tinker Air Force Base during WWII. After WWII, he moved to Perry where he had Rau's Wielding until his retirement in 1971. In 1972 he moved to Jay because he loved to fish. He loved his two great-grandsons, calling the oldest his fishing buddy.
Survivors are: a daughter, Mary Ann Whitman, of Oklahoma City; a granddaughter, Cynthia Dee Powers and her husband, Matthew Wayne, of Edmond; two great-grandsons, Corbin Matthew, and Cameron Michael Powers.
The funeral will be at the graveside in the Duffield Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.

Frankie Margaret Flinchum Smith Redfoot died Saturday, August 11, 2001 with her daughter by her side at Walnut Place Nursing Home in Dallas, TX. Frankie was born July 23, 1914 in Tuskahoma, OK, and was a life-long resident and active citizen of Oklahoma. Frankie was fiercely proud of her Indian heritage and membership in the Choctaw nation. Her great grandparents, Turner B. Turnbull, Sr. and Jerico P. Turnbull walked the Trail of Tears in 1833.
Frankie graduated from Varnum High School in Seminole where she was valedictorian of her class in 1933. She met and married Burly Richard Smith while working and attending college in Ada. They had two children and lived in Shawnee when Burley died in 1943 while working for Stanolind Pipe Line (later known as BP Amoco). After a short business course, Frankie also went to work for Stanolind to support herself and her two young children. She transferred to Tulsa in 1944 where she raised her children. She married Don McGarr Redfoot, a fellow employee of Stanolind in 1952. Always together, they enjoyed golf, bowling, hunting and fishing. After retirement in 1969, they traveled to many foreign lands returning to build a home on Grand Lake in OK.
In Frankie's retirement years, she directed her energy into her community. She was a member of the Delaware County Historical Society, the Grove Chapter of Women of the Moose and served on the boards of the Audubon Society, Red Cross and Delaware County Republican Women's Club as president. 
A staunch Republican, Frankie drove the dusty back roads of her county to register voters. She was active o n all levels of Republican Women organizations, as State committeewoman and a 2nd Congressional District Director. She was a charter member of the Oklahoma First Ladies and honored by the OFRW and NFRW at a special Oklahoma Tribute to Women at the state capitol. 
Frankie made a point to keep up friendships and often spoke of her pipeline friends with much affection. Those who were fortunate enough to know her will remember Frankie as intelligent, determined, generous, loving and a wonderful gourmet cook who loved to entertain. She was always delighted to spend time in her gardens or to sit on her front porch watching the many birds, deer and red foxes that shared the hillside. She loved time spent with her children and grandchildren and gave them beautiful memories of summers at the lake, vacations spent camping and hiking in the mountains and holidays shared.
Frankie's husband, Don, preceded her in death. Her father and mother, William Washington Flinchum and Nora Adelaide (Delia) Leathers Flinchum, two brothers Lawson Flinchum and James Flinchum, and her sister, Julia Flinchum Wagner, also preceded Frankie in death. She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Elmer Wetsel and Mazie and Everet Gourley, and sister-in-law Joann Flinchum, all of Tijeras, NM, as well as sister-in-law, Louise Flinchum of Tulsa, OK. She is also survived by her son, Richard Carrol Smith, and wife, Grethe, of Chevy Chase, MD; her daughter, Susan Smith Sample, and husband, Joe H. Sample, of Dallas; grandson, Kim Bjoern Smith of VA; granddaughter, Stephanie Sample; and grandson, Andy Sample, both of Dallas; and a great-granddaughter, Madeline Smith; as well as many nieces and nephews whom she loved. Also surviving Frankie are stepson, Larry Don Redfoot, and his wife, Suzanne, of Oregon; Larry's two daughters Shannon Sharp and Allison Redfoot; and Larry's grandchildren. A memorial celebrating Frankie's life will be held in Grove, Ok at the Grace Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 10:00AM. 
Frankie and Don will be interred together at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee. Her family would like to thank all those at Walnut Place Nursing Home in Dallas who helped to make her last five years happy ones. Thanks also to VistaCare Hospice for their help in Frankie's transition from this earthly life. 
Memorials honoring Frankie may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, PO Box 450705, Grove, OK; Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 1140 Empire Central, suite 235, Dallas, TX 75247, or to the charity of your choice. Please leave a message or memory in the guest book by clicking on remembrance registry at www.restlandfuncralhome.com.

STRANG, Okla. - Clarence "Bud" Reep, 89, passed away August 9, 2001 in Tulsa. Bud was born in Conway Springs, Kan., on December 21, 1911 to S.C. and Lela Ford Reep. He attended Newton High School in Newton, Kan. Bud and Nola were united in marriage in 1944 in Newton. Bud worked and retired from Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan. He retired in 1977 and moved to the Strang area where he and his wife, Nola, were ranchers. 
Survivors are: his wife, Nola, of the home, and one sister, Lucille Keller, of Lyon, Kan.
Services were at 1 p.m. Monday, August 13, at the Turner Funeral Chapel in Langley. Officiating was Marvin Eck. Interment was at the Spavinaw/Strang Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Langley.

GROVE - Sybil Lazell Reville, 75, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at her home in Grove. Graveside services were held on Thursday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Olympus Cemetery with Rev. Sam Carper officiating. 
Mrs. Reville was born June 16, 1925 in DeQueen, Ark. to William E. and Effie Mae Mealer Caswell. She married Doyd Reville on April 27, 1949 in DeQueen, Ark. Mrs. Reville worked as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Elks Club.
She is survived by her husband, Doyd, of Grove; two daughters, Belinda Dill of Rufe, Okla., and Doylene Thompson of Paris, Texas; one sister, Kathleen Fowler of Millerton, Okla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Memorial contributions may be given to Good Shepherd Hospice, 2116 S. Main, Suite 315, Grove. Services were entrusted to the Ellis Family Funeral Home.

VINITA, Okla. - Rheta Ann (Carter) Reynolds, 64, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1937 to Lee Lorenzo and Gertrude Ellen (Rogers) Carter in Centralia, Okla. Rheta was a nurse's aide at Eastern State Hospital for 27 years. After retirement from Eastern State Hospital she began selling real estate.
Survivors include: a daughter, Brenda Rogers; a son, Steve Rogers; a niece, Kaylene Faulconer, all of Vinita; and a grandson, Joseph Lee Rogers.
Graveside services will be held Monday, October 29, at 2 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Henry "Skip" McClain officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Burckhalter Funeral Home.

MIAMI, Okla. - Hazel Nell Rhinehart, 99, of rural Miami died Monday, June 11, 2001 at a Seneca, Mo. nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Rhinehart was born January 13, 1902 in Oxford, Kan. to William and Olive (Morgan) Yeager. She has lived in the Miami area most of her life. She married W.R. Rhinehart June 15, 1920 in Miami, he preceded her in death December 4, 1971. Two sons, Louis Dale and Robert Wayne Rhinehart, and two brothers also preceded her in death. Mrs. Rhinehart was a homemaker and a member of the Ottawa Indian Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Bill Rhinehart of Seneca, Mo., and James Rhinehart of Alva, Okla.; three daughters, Helen Bernice Smith of Miami, Wilma Neal of Stewardsville, Mo., and JoAnn Blaylock of Seneca, Mo.; 28 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren, and 33 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in the Ottawa Indian Baptist Church. Rev. W.D. "Pete" Hollandsworth will officiate assisted by Brian Barlass. Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 Friday evening at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

ROSE, Okla. - Mary "Wynona" Rich, 72, of Rose, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001 at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Wynona was born on Jan. 2, 1929 on the Welch Prairie near Kenwood. She was the daughter of George "Ollie" Johnston and Ollie Lee Welch Johnston. She married Bobby Ray Rich in Bentonville, Ark., on October 27, 1950. She was a homemaker, but had worked as a school teacher, for Simmons Foods, and at the Paterson Garment Factory during her life.
Surviving are: her husband, Bobby Ray Rich, of the home; mother, Ollie Johnston, Rose; one daughter, Karen Rice, Siloam Springs, Ark.; one son, Jerrry Rice of Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers, J .W. Johnston of Leach, Robert Johnston of Vinita, and Dwayne Johnston of Inola; one sister, Ethel Lee Rogers of Pryor; five grandchildren, Anthony Rice, Joshua Rice, and Michelle Milner, all of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Jessica Rich and J. R. Rich of Mesa, Ariz.; three great grandchildren, Kristina Rice, Kyle Rice, and Lisa Milner, all of Siloam Springs, Ariz.
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel. Reverend Harold Thornton will officiate the service, with burial being held at the Welch Cemetery under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 24, from 2 - 8 p.m.

AFTON, Okla. - Jack Edward Richardson, 69, of Afton, died Monday, September 24, 2001 at his home after an illness.
Mr. Richardson was born August 15, 1932 in Oldfield, Mo., to William D. and Mary E. (Anderson) Richardson. He has lived in Afton for the past 17 years, moving here from Oldfield, Mo.
Mr. Richardson was the minister of the Afton Church of Christ, retiring five years ago after 12 years of service. He had also taught high school English in Chadwick and Rogersville, Mo., and special education in Sparta, Mo.
Mr. Richardson was a veteran serving in the Navy, a member of the Lions Club, and a volunteer paramedic and fireman in Sparta, Mo. He served on the city council and worked with Meals on Wheels in Afton.
Mr. Richardson married Betty Lilly on June 4, 1952 in Oldfield, Mo., she survives of the home.
Additional survivors are: two daughters, Barbara Lynn West and May Elaine McChurin, both of Afton; one brother, William Junior Richardson, of Jay; five grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 28, at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Afton. Mr. Richardson has requested cremation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Afton.

BERNICE, Okla. - Jack Leon Richardson, 60-year-old Bernice resident, passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 at his home following an extended illness. Jack was born November 7, 1940 in Tulsa to Jim and Maggie (Lord) Richardson. He was a retired machinist for Rockwell-Boeing in Tulsa. Jack was a member of the UAW Local 952 (Aero Space Divivsion). He moved to the Bernice area in 1994 from Coweta.
Jack was united in marriage to Iris Fair on February 26,1959 at Miami. She survives of the home.
Survivors are: four sons, Danny Richardson and wife, Sherri, of Owasso, Steve Richardson, David Richardson and wife, Heidi, and Mike Richardson and wife, Lisa, all of Coweta; one sister, Marcie Summers of Disney; four brothers, David Richardson of Bixby, Okla., Harvey Richardson of Calif., Robert Richardson of Moodys, Okla., and Dale Richardson of Mazies Landing; 10 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Burckhalter Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Steve Decker will officiate. Interment will be in Ballard Cemetery in Bernice.
Jack's sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Services are entrusted to Burckhalter Funeral Home of Vinita.

AFTON, Okla. - W. Keith Rider, Afton, died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident early Sunday morning. He was 34. He was born at Pocahontas, Ark., on April 27, 1967, to Joe and Helen Romines Rider. He moved to Afton with his parents in 1968, living here most of his life. He was a graduate of Afton High School. He was a construction worker employed by Jim Sellers Construction. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Afton. 
Survivors are: his parents, of the home; one daughter, Andrea Rae Trout, of Pryor; two brothers, Randy and wife, Sheila Rider, of Afton, and Rick and wife, Barbara Rider, of Oglesby, Okla.; one sister, Sandy Myers, of Jay; eight nephews, a nd one niece. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Joel Rider, in 1979. 
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Trinity Baptist Church in Afton with Rev. Herschel Barnes officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnny Turner, Mark Dugan, Eugene Gibson, Greg Tatum, and Jerry Chandler.
Burial will follow at Sixkiller Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Adcock Funeral Home in Afton. Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.

JAY, Okla. - Joe Edward Riley I was born March 25, 1928 in Bristow. He passed away on July 16, 2001 at the age of 73. 
Riley was a veteran of three wars, World War II, Korean, and Vietnam. He retired after 23 years in the Air Force. 
He is survived by: wife, Ethel Riley, of Jay; three children, Joe Edward Riley II of Salem, Ore., and Vicke Lynn Riley of Chisholm, Minn.; six grandchildren, Danny Joe Cordes of Palmdale, Calif., Jeremy Leon Zunck of Salem, Ore., Evan Crawford, and Max, Caitlin and Caleb Reed, all of Sand Springs, Okla.; one great-grandson, Joshua Tyler Zunck of Salem, Ore.; three stepchildren, Ricky Lee of Tulsa, Brenda Ely of Sapulpa, and Cynthia Millican of Sand Springs; seven step grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Reed.
Services are pending with Floral Haven of Tulsa.

STRANG, Okla. - Junior Lee Riley, 65, passed away July 25, 2001, at his residence in Strang, Okla. Junior was born September 7, 1936 in Mayes County to Finis and Stella (Philbin) Riley. He was a retired iron worker in Tulsa. He was a loving husband to Lila Mae, a good father, and a loving grandpa. 
Survivors are: his mother of Tulsa; his wife, Lila Mae, of the home; one daughter, Kay Sierer of Jay; three sons, Everet and wife, Sheila Riley, of Strang, Phil and wife, Janeva Riley, of Grove, and Carl and wife, Tammy Wampler, of Pryor, and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the 1st Baptist Church in Strang. Officiating will be Slade Story. Interment will be at Boatman Cemetery in Boatman, Okla.
Services are under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel of Langley.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. - Lucy Ann Riley, 71, died Thursday morning, August 30, 2001 in her home southwest of Coffeyville. She was born November 21, 1929 at Grove to Ted and Louise Ann (Wickett) Harrington. She attended school in Grove and graduated from Miami High School in 1947. In 1947 she married Robert Garber in Columbus, Kan. Following their marriage they made their home in Miami. They were later divorced. In 1954 she married Leroy Morgan in Miami, they were later divorced. On May 15, 1973 she married Daniel J. Riley in Miami. Following their marriage they made their home southwest of Coffeyville. Mrs. Riley had worked as a legal secretary for Liebert and Liebert Law Firm from 1965 to 1983. Later that year she began working for Southeast Kansas Area Vocational Technical School where she was the Board Clerk and Office manager. She retired in 2000. Mrs. Riley was involved with the Johnson O'Malley Indian Program in the Coffeyville area where she had served as their secretary and also Title 9 Program. She was also involved with the Inter Trible Pow wow held annually in Coffeyville. She won numerous awards for cooking and sewing at the Montgomery County Fair, Coffeyville. Mrs. Riley was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Coffeyville and the Quo Vadis White Shrine #14 of Coffeyville.
Survivors are: her husband, Daniel J. Riley, of the home; six sons, Robert Garber of Haltom City, Texas, Donnie Garber of Coffeyville, Kenny Morgan of Coffeyville, Jerry Morgan, of Coffeyville, Terry Morgan of Mound Valley, Kan., and Daniel Riley, of Fayetteville, Ark; three sisters, Hilda Bartdol of Norman, Okla., Heady Womac of Medford, Ore., and Sue Brashar, of Commerce, Okla.; three brothers, Henry Gering of Commerce, Okla., Jimmie Gering of Fairland, Okla., and Clay Gering of Miami., and 12 grandchildren. 
Mrs. Riley was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Gering.
Funeral Services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Coffeyville with burial Tuesday afternoon in the Butler Cemetery southeast of Grove. Friends called at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel.

GENTRY, Ark. - Ervin Otto Riley, 83-year-old resident of Gentry, Ark., died Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Veteran's Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. Born May 23, 1918 in Hoover Township, Benton County, Ark., he was the son of Henry Otto Riley and Nora Ella Ennis Riley. A lifetime resident of Gentry, Mr. Riley was the owner and operator of West Side Body Rebuilders. He was a veteran of the United State Marines, serving during World War II. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in West Siloam Springs, Okla. His wife, Louise B. Decker Riley, preceded him in death in January 2001.
Survivors are: two sons, Alan Riley of Gentry, and David Riley of Colcord, Okla.; three daughters, Gwen Powell and her husband, Bob, of Gentry, Nila Sams and her husband, Ray, of Bentonville, and Carolyn Butts and her husband, Larry, of West Siloam Springs; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Riley, of Longview, Texas; one sister, Loraine Lemke of Hayward, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Ark. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at West Siloam Springs Assembly of God Church with Pastor John Butts and Pastor Dennis Jech officiating. Burial will follow in Springtown Cemetery, Springtown, Ark. Services are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.

MIAMI, Okla. - Myrtle Mae Robbins, 99, of Miami, Okla., died Monday, September 10, 2001 at NEO Healthcare Center in Miami after an illness.
Mrs. Robbins was born June 27, 1902 in Okay, Okla., Indian Territory near Muskogee. She moved to Miami in 1917. She was a homemaker until WWII when she went to work pressing shirts for the RAF trainees and soldiers at Camp Crowder. After WWII, she worked for several Miami families as a babysitter and housekeeper.
Mrs. Robbins was a member of the American Legion Aux., VFW Aux., and the Rebekah Lodge. She was of the Southern Baptist faith.
Mrs. Robbins married Henry W. (Hank) Robbins on May 8, 1924 in Girard, Kan., he preceded her in death on February 27, 1968. A brother, Charles M. Ross, and two sisters, Ruth Wood and Dovie Green, also preceded her in death.
Survivors are: one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jim Pees, of Miami; two grandaughters, Dr. Nancy and Ronald Coleman of Oklahoma City, and Susan K. Pees of Seattle, Wash.; four nieces, Patricia Smallwood and Beth Green, both of Tulsa, Joy Snyder, of Ponca City, and Zemeta Martin of Mesa, Ariz.; two nephews and wives, Richard and Mary Green of Cullman, Ala., and Joe and Mary Marble, of Chivington, Colo., and many great nieces and great nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at the Williams Timberhill Cemetery west of Miami. Rev. Clyde Stilley will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

GROVE - Clyde Elmo Roberts of Grove went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 26, 2001. He passed away at Grove General Hospital. He was 89. Clyde was born July 14, 1912 to Jess and Becky (Snell) Roberts in the Carr Community east of Grove. He was a lifetime area resident and worked as a farmer. He graduated from Grove High School. Clyde was a member of the Carr Baptist Church and led the singing at the church for many years. 
One daughter, Rose Ann Roberts, preceded him in death July 28, 1999.
Survivors are: his wife, Ruby Webster Roberts, of the home; five children, Bob Roberts of Grove, Nell Youngs of Dewey, Okla., and Don Roberts, Jim Roberts, and Tom Roberts, all of Grove; 14 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Carr Baptist Church. Rev. Ed McFall officiated. Interment was at the Olympus Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were: Stephen Roberts, Brent Youngs, Jeff Roberts, Tim Roberts, Mike Roberts, Todd Roberts, Matt Roberts, Kirk Roberts, Rick Roberts, Brad Roberts, and Craig Roberts.
Services were under the direction of the Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. .

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Hazel Juanita Roberts of rural Fairland died Saturday, May 12, 2001 at her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Roberts was born November 29, 1919 in Chelsea, Okla. to Joseph and Pearl Ann (Hall) Barker. She has lived in the Afton-Fairland area all of her life. Mrs. Roberts married Clarence Dawson, he preceded her in death on May 28, 1968. She married Wayne Roberts on December 2, 1968 in Miami, Okla. Mrs. Roberts was the owner and operator of the Jon-Daw Beauty Salon in Afton. After her retirement she spent many hours in her garden, for she loved the flowers. She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Roberts, of the home; three daughters, Sandy Baker and Beckie McDougle, both of Afton, Okla., and Brenda Barnhart of Chetopa, Kansas; one sister, Ruth Slusher of Illinois; five grandchildren, and seven granddaughters. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded Mrs. Roberts in death.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 15, in the Hickory Grove Cemetery northeast of Grove under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Afton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 Monday evening at the Guildford-Thomas Funeral Home in Afton.

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Wayne Morris Roberts, 85, of rural Fairland, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at his home after an illness. Mr. Roberts was born March 14, 1916 in Fairland to Robert E. (Bob) and Kate (Jordan) Roberts. He has lived in the Fairland-Afton area since 1968, moving here from Cutbank, Mont. He served in the Navy during WW II and was a member of the American Legion. 
Mr. Roberts married Hazel Juanita Barker on December 12, 1968 in Miami, Okla., she preceded him in death May 12, 2001. Mr. Roberts was a rancher and member of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by one son, Dexter Roberts, of Mont.; five daughters, Ann Roberts of Az., Nina Alldridge of Rigby, Idaho, Sandy Baker of Afton, Okla., Beckie McDougle of Afton, Okla., and Brenda Barnhart of Chetopa, Kan.; two brothers, Gene Roberts of Fairland, and Harry Jordan of Tulsa, Okla.; four sisters, Bonnie Troutt of Springfield, Mo., Laura Boe of LaBarge, Wyo., Dorcus Hillman of Miami, Okla., and Olive Field of Cutbank, Mont. A brother, Enoch Roberts, and a sister, Zenobia Tipton, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Hickory Grove Community Center northeast of Grove. Rev. Clyde Stilley will officiate. Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, northeast of Grove, under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Afton Okla. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Gerald Tipton, Frank Tipton, Jeff Tipton, Steve Baldwin, Terry Fink and Jason Earls.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Afton.

LACEY, Wash. - Paul H. Roehrich, 87, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash. Surviving are: his wife, Doran, Lacey, Wash.; two daughters, Evelyn Mathews, Racine, Wis., and Penny Roehrich, Lacey; two brothers, Edward Roehrich, Chicago, Ill., and Melvin Leis, Burbank, Calif.; three sisters, Alma Honstien, Scotts Bluff, Neb., and Leona Majercik and Elise Kraft, Anderson, Calif.; two granddaughters, Candice Kopecky and Doran Groski, and one great granddaughter, Alexandria Greg. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Visitation is Tuesday, October 23,at Woodlawn Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wash. 
He had seved in the U.S. Army during WWII, was captured in the Battle of the Bulge, and had been a POW. He received the Bronze Star. He married the former Doran Pruitt and they had made their home in Chicago, Ill., and Grove before moving to Lacey, Wash., three years ago. Mr. Roehrich had been general manager of Ford and Chevrolet dealersips in Chicago and then owned his own car dealership in Chicago and in Grove. He had been a member of the VFW and American Legion, the BPOE and Loyal Order of Moose. He was a 30-year resident of Grove.

ASHGROVE, Mo. - Bonnie (Hanson) Roughton, 82, of Ashgrove, Mo., formerly of Grove, died Friday, August 31, 2001 in Ashgrove after an illness. Mr. Roughton was born August 27, 1919 in Short, Okla., to Orville and Ola (Howell) Hanson. She had lived in the Grove area most of her life, moving to Ashgrove last year. Mrs. Roughton was a homemaker, seamstress and gardener, she was also of the Baptist faith. She married Kenneth Roughton March 25, 1937 in Pineville, Mo., he survives of the home.
Survivors are: three sons, Billy Ray Roughton of Jarrett, Va., Marvin Gale Roughton, of Joplin, Mo., and Richard Kenneth Roughton of Concordia, Kan.; two daughters, Shirley May Smith and Ellen Grace Wolfe, both of Ashgrove, Mo.; two sisters, Mary McMillan of Fayetteville, Ark., and Wanita Beesly of Goodman, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Gravette. Services were under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Miami.

GROVE - Anita N. Russell, 87, passed away April 12, 2001 at the Lakewood Heights Nursing Home in Wichita, Kan. Anita was born on November 17, 1913 in Manitou, Okla. to Harry Dale Butcher and Maude Montgomery Butcher. November 12, 1933 Anita and John F. Russell were united in marriage and had 63 happy years together. Anita retired from Safeway Food Stores and after her retirement she spent 21 winters in South Texas with her husband. She loved gardening and fishing. She is preceded in death by her husband, John; one brother, Al Butcher, of Borger, Texas; one sister, Billie Courtney of Corpus Christi, Texas; and one great grandson, Jason Hall of Whittier, Ark.
She is survived by her children, Frankie N. Mapp of Chandler, Ariz., Ray Nell Clark of Columbia, S.C., and Dale Russell of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, James Buthcer of Wichita, Kansas; six sisters, Corinna Schrener, Dossie Fisher, Larue Church, Marita Cronin, all of Frederick, Okla., and Ann Woods of Granbury, Texas and Pat Robertson of Wimberly, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 
A private graveside service was held April 14 at the Buzzard Cemetery in Grove. Services were under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Grove.

GROVE - Bettie June Russell, 71, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, at Carr Baptist Church with Rev. Don Black officiating. Burial will follow at Olympus Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Friday, August 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ellis Family Funeral Home.
Bettie Russell was born on January 1, 1930 in Tulsa to Charles and Lucy Cook Steele. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Aircraft Accessories before retiring. She lived in the Grove area for 10 years, coming from Tulsa. Ms. Russell was a member of Carr Baptist Church.
Survivors are: one daughter, Diana Russell, of Sapulpa; one son, Charles Emmitt Russell, of Wagoner; and one brother, Kenneth Steele, of Las Vegas, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William E. Russell III.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove.

MIAMI, Okla. - Inez Marie (Duty) Rutledge, 85, of rural Miami, Okla., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness. Mrs. Rutledge was born October 13, 1915 near Sallisaw, Okla. to Andrew Houston and Minnie (King) Duty. Except for 10 years, from 1963 to 1972, she had lived in Ottawa County most of her life. Mrs. Rutledge was a homemaker. She married Pete Rutledge on June 8, 1935 in Picher, Okla., he preceded her in death January 3, 1963. A son, Larry Rutledge, two brothers, Kenneth and Clayton Duty, and two sisters, Irene McDade and Edna Rutledge, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Jerry and Jay Rutledge both of Miami, and Jack Rutledge of Santa Teresa, N.M.; brother, Clyde Duty of Orange, Calif.; sister, Lucille Thornton of Corona, Calif.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa, Kan. Marion Trone officiated. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Commerce.

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