|FRANCES LOUISE WILKERSON
COLCORD, Okla. - Frances Louise Wilkerson, 74-year-old resident of
Colcord, Okla., died October 5, 2001 in Siloam Springs, Ark. Born August
16, 192 in Delaware County, she was the daughter of Jay Hugh Wilkerson
and Ethel C. Bishop Wilkerson. A lifetime resident of Colcord, Frances
was a homemaker and a member of the Mosely Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two sisters, Barbara Whitmire and Maxine Larmon,
both of Colcord; three brothers, Barney Wilkerson, Bill Wilkerson, Kenneth
Wilkerson, all Colcord, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 8, at Wasson
Memorial Chapel with Brother Lloyd Johnston officiating. Burial followed
in Blagg Cemetery near Siloam Springs. Services were under the direction
of Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
ALBA MAY WILLIAMS
GROVE- Alba May WIlliams, 83, died Sunday, July 8, 2001 at Grand Lake
Villa. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at
Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel.
Alba was born on May 17, 1918 in Barry County, Mo., to Elam and Minnie
Jane Bier Bailey. She worked as a seamstress during her adult life. Mrs.
Williams had lived in the Grove area for a year, coming from Monett, Mo.,
where she lived from 1993 - 2000.
Survivors are: three daughters, Nadean Gray, Monett, Mo., Fern Rumley
and husband, John, Oklahoma City, and Donna Gardner and husband, Bryan,
Grove; two sons, Gilbert L. McNiel and wife, Etta Jo, Cassville, Mo., and
Calvin O. McNiel and wife, Bonnie, of Butterfield, Mo.; 16 grandchildren;
20 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Mrs. Williams
was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wyatt Bailey.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway,
BONNIE LOU WILLIAMS
MIAMI, Okla. - Mrs. Bonnie Lou Williams was born January 1, 1944 to
George Robison Sr. and Lora Thornton Robison in Miami. She graduated from
Wyandotte Schools and has lived in this area all her life. She was a cook
for D.O.C. Nutrition and was a member of the Apostolic Assembly of God
Church. Mrs. Williams married Donald Leroy Williams on January 1, 1962
in Miami on her 19th birthday. She is preceded in death by her parents,
one brother, and one sister.
Survivors are: her husband, Donald, of the home; three sons and their
wives, David Leroy and Sherri Williams of Miami, Troy Don and Jane Williams
of rural Miami, and Joey Dee and Rene Williams of Miami; one brother, Virgil
L. Robison, of Riverton, Wyo.; two sisters, Vonetia V. Wilmoth of Altus,
Okla., and Lora Zetta Ross of Miami, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 pm Tuesday, October 2, at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce with the Rev. Phil Shyers officiating.
Interment will follow in the G.A.R. Cemetery of Miami under the direction
of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home of Commerce. The family will receive
friends and relatives Monday, October 1, from 7-8 p.m. at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home in Commerce. Casket bearers will be: Adam Williams, John Williams,
Scott Williams, Toni Williams, Randy Keller, Jess Stipes, Jared Miller
and Chad Ross.
ANDERSON, Mo. - Edmond Ray Williams, 75, of Anderson, Mo., died on
Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 4:45 a.m. at his home after an illness. Mr.
Williams was born on November 2, 1925 at Bethpage, Mo., to the late Reverend
Johnny A. and Lelah Pansy (Davis) Williams. He lived all of his life in
the McDonald County area. He was a member of the Tracy Community Church
in Anderson, Mo., and a member of the Republican Club, serving eight years
as Missouri State Representative from 1976 to 1982 in District #140, and
from 1984 to 1986 in District #131. He served as McDonald County Clerk
for 14 years, and was a teacher for nine years in Rural McDonald County.
He attended Southwest Baptist College Southwest and Southwest Missouri
He married Ivy Irene Stephens on May 10, 1952 in Bentonville, Ark.
She survives of the home.
Additional survivors are: five daughters, Pam Wood and husband, Steve,
of Tulsa, Debra Gosnell and husband, Michael, of Conway, Ark., Marsha Martin
and husband, Marty, of Little Rock, Ark., Linda Arend and husband, Greg,
of Tulsa, and Kathy Johnson and husband, Rick, of Tulsa; two sons, Steve
Williams and wife, Velva, of Grove, and Tim William and wife, Sydnie, of
Bella Vista, Ark.; three brothers, Vergil Williams of Stella, Mo., Jay
WIlliams of Warrensburg, Mo., and Clyde Williams of Wichita, Kan.; one
sister, Mary Ann Smith, of Grove; 15 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Terry Williams,
a son, Teddy Williams, two brothers, Rama Williams and Arvel (Cotton) Williams,
and two sisters, Edith Cox and Wilma Williams.
Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July
15, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Rev. Malcolm Mosby will
officiate. Burial will be in the Tracy Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Matt Wood, Fletcher Martin, Josh Williams,
Chase Martin, Lee Johnson, and Sean Sammons. Honorary Pallbearers will
be Brent Wood, Reid Williams and Nate Williams.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, from noon until 8 p.m.
at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends
from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be given to the St. John's Hospice, American
Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
ZELKOVA EVE VALENTINE WILLIAMS
ZENA, Okla. - Zelkova Eve Valentine Williams, infant daughter of DeWayne
and Sara (Lee) Williams, died Monday, October 1, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital
in Tulsa, Okla. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, October
4, at Newsong Church in Grove with Pastor Steve Dyer officiating.
Zelkova Williams was born on February 14 in Grove.
Survivors include: her parents, DeWayne and Sara Williams, Zena; five
sisters, Ruth Luthy, Teacia, Alyssa, Shiloh and Sierra Williams; two brothers,
Arron and Alex Williams, all of Zena; grandparents, Alvin and Margaret
Lee, Zena, and Grace Smith, Fla.; great grandparents, Joseph and Eunice
Smith, Appleton, Wash., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway,
ENOLA KATHRYN WILLIAMSON
GROVE - Enola Kathryn Williamson, 91, met her Lord Tuesday evening,
April 19, 2001. Enola was the daughter of George and Lena Lambeth of Verona,
Mo. She attended Verona Elementary School and graduated from Aurora High
School, later taking a job with Bechtel, Price and Callahan during WWII.
Taking part in the construction of the Alcan Highway, which crosses the
Yukon Territory. in 1947, Enola met Wendall Williamson, a Canadian Engineer.
They were married in a log cabin church at a town called White Horse in
the Yukon Territory. There they lived for 10 years and moved to South Carolina,
and there lived for 20 years. After their retirement they moved to Florida.
In 1994, after Wendall passed away, Enola moved to Grove to be with her
sister. Her parents, two brothers, Gibson and Eugene Lambeth, and husband,
Wendall, preceded Enola in death.
She is survived by one sister, Virginia King, of Zena, Okla., and a
nephew, Charles and wife, Hiawathe King, also of Zena, Okla.
Graveside services will be held at the Spring River Cemetery in Verona,
Mo. Tuesday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a Memorial service
held at the Grove Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27. The
family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to the Spring
River Cemetery, P.O. Box 97 Verona, MO 65679. Services will be held under
direction of Turner Funeral Chapel Grove.
MRS. ALTA (JACKIE) WILSON
GROVE - Alta (Jackie) Wilson, 89, died June 9, 2001 in the Grove Nursing
Center after an extended illness. Born June 5, 1912 in Fairland, Okla.
to Joel and Susan Jones, she lived in Tulsa for 50 years, where she retired
from Zebco. She moved to Grove, two years ago due to ill health. She was
a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.
She was a member of the Cherokee Nation. Her great-grandfather died on
the Trail of Tears and her grandfather worked as an interpreter between
the Indians and the government.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Schmid of Grove, Patty Davis
Grogg of Disney, Okla., and Dawn Casillas of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Lucille
Ballenger of Miami, Okla.; four grandchildren, Buzzy Roberts and wife,
Robin, of Grove, Jackie Cupps and husband, James, of Tulsa, Okla., Chris
Casillas and wife, Hillary, of Colchester, Vt., and Dawanna Davis Skytt
of Solvang, Calif.; 12 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,
three sisters, four brothers and two grandchildren; Wayne Roberts and Janice
Services will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Regency Park Church of the
Nazarene with committal at 3:30 p.m. in the Hickory Grove Cemetery near
Grove. Her grandson, D.M. "Buzz" Roberts, will officiate. Memorials may
be made to the American Cancer Society. Ninde Funeral Directors, Woodland
Chapel, 5757 S. Memorial, Tulsa, OK.
IDA FRANCIS WILSON
JAY, Okla. - Ida Frances Wilson, 83, passed away July 20, 2001 in Tulsa.
Ida was born October 9, 1917 in Eucha to George Wilhelm and Peggy Fisher
She attended the Fairview School between Eucha and Kenwood. She worked
for the Vincent Family in Claremore, and in the late 30's moved to Tulsa
and began working for Douglas Aircraft. After World War II, she worked
for Moss Seat Cover as a seamstress.
Ida was a very independent lady, although she could not speak. She
was a devoted Christian and she loved and enjoyed her family.
She is survived by her brother, David Wilson of Pueblo, Colo.; one
nephew, James Cochran of Salina; two nieces, Josephine McDaniel of Overland
Park, Kan., and Janice Sutton of the Woodlands, Houston, Texas, and several
great nieces and nephews.
Graveside service are Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m., at Duffield Cemetery
Services are under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Jay.
IVA PAULINE WILSON
DRUMWRIGHT, Okla. - Iva Pauline Wilson, 83-year-old Drumwright resident,
passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at the Drumwright Nursing Home. Pauline
was born March 10, 1918 in Shamrock, Okla. to William Edward and Sarah
Mary (Ives) Colter. She lived in Shamrock until age three when she and
her family moved to Mayes County, in the Oak Grove Community, west of Adair.
She married Oral William Wilson on August 12, 1935 in May County, 65 years
ago. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of
the Pentecostal Church of God on 4th Street in Vinita until moving to Drumright.
She is survived by her husband, Oral Wilson, of Drumright; a son and
daughter-in-law, Cletus and Arlene Wilson, of Cushing; five daughters and
sons-in-law, Lena Ruth and Bill James of Elk City, Lela Mae Wilson of Okla.
City, Earlene and Vernon Mason and Roberta Wilson, all of Vinita, and Leveta
and J.B. James of McComb, Okla.; 29 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren;
13 great-great-grandchildren, and several other relatives. Her parents,
a brother, a twin sister, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren preceded
her in death.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. in
the Old Adair Cemetery west of Adair. Rev. Ona Faye Morgan will officiate.
The family will receive and family from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27,
at Burckhalter Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of
Burckhalter Funeral Chapel of Vinita.
LEONA MARIE WILSON
COMMERCE, Okla. - Leona Marie Wilson, 54, of Commerce, died Thursday,
July 12, 2001 at her home after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Wilson was born
November 11, 1946 in Delaware County to Orvle and Francis Linn. She married
Jim Wilson on November 11, 1977 in Miami. She worked as a nurse in home
health care with D.H.S. and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist
Church in Miami. Mrs. Wilson had lived in the Commerce area for 15 years
after moving from Columbus, Kan. She enjoyed being a member of the Rebels
Car Club. Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her father.
Survivors are: mother, Francis Linn, of Colcord, Okla.; husband, Jim
Wilson, of the home; three step-daughters, Tami Higgs, of Wills Point,
Texas, Debi Scott, Forney, Texas, and Teri Cobbs, Miami; three sisters,
Lillian Leach, Grove, Flora Morrison, Tulsa, and Phyllis Phelan, Siloam
Springs, Ark.; six step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; nine
nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and relatives.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, officiated by Dewey Johnston. Interment
will follow at 2 p.m. in the Colcord Cemetery under the direction of the
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home of Commerce.
Casketbearers: Dan Leach, Kevin Williams, Bob Tompkins, Freddy Cobbs,
Rick Higgs, and David Leach.
Honorary Casketbearers: Gary Leach and Rick Rider.
CLARENCE E. WISEMAN
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Clarence E. Wiseman, rural Fairland, died at Family
Care Center in Fairland Wednesday evening after a lengthy illness. He was
79. He was born at Petersburg, Ill., on August 18, 1922 to Clarence and
Faye Wiseman. He worked as an auto mechanic and then became a machinist,
working for Sperry-Vickers in Joplin until retirement. He was a veteran,
having served in the U,S, Army. He married Bertilla Urban on September
5, 1942. He later married Mary J. Smith on February 14, 1981 at Miami.
He moved to Fairland in 1963, coming from Wichita, Kan. He was a former
member of the Miami VFW and the Grove Moose Lodge.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary, of the home; three daughters, Barbara
Carpenter and Patty Deck, both of Wichita, Kan., and Charlotte Estes of
Grand Prairie, Texas; two step-daughters, Janice Wisely of Catoosa, Okla.,
and Carol Matukewicz, of Findley, Ohio; two half-brothers, Edwin Wiseman
of Cushing and Wallace Wiseman of Denver, Colo.; two half-sisters, Clarice
Dixon, of Tulsa, and Marion Dies of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren,
and eight great-grandchildren.
A visitation / memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December
8, at Adcock Funeral Home Chapel in Fairland. Arrangements provided by
Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland.
EMILY MARIE WOFFORD
JAY, Okla. - Emily Marie Wofford, 85, died November 22, 2001 at Monroe
Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Wofford was born on February 21, 1916 in Rudy, Ark., to Andy and
Nancy (Douglas) Ball. She was married to Dan Wofford, Sr. and was a homemaker.
She has lived in the Jay area since 1946, coming from Rudy. Mrs. Wofford
received a special award from the State of Oklahoma in 1999 for making
850 baby quilts for the Women & Infant Care. She served on the Fair
Board and Election Board and enjoyed writing poetry.
Survivors include: one son, Ben Wofford, and one daughter, Martha Gann,
both of Jay; three brothers, Clayton Ball, Redding, Calif., Andy Ball,
Ark., and Bill Ball of VanBuren, Ark.; one sister, Norma Dyer, of Little
Rock, Ark.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by Dan Wofford, Sr. and Dan Wofford, Jr in 1998.
Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home, Jay.
RONALD LEON WOLFE
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Ronald Leon Wolfe, 73, of rural Fairland, died Friday,
June 22, 2001 at his residence after an illness. Mr. Wolfe was born June
25, 1927 in Bristow, Okla. to Ronald Leonard Wolfe and Velma L. (Taffner)
Wolfe Jones. He has lived in the Fairland area for the past 20 years. He
had previously lived in Louisville, Ky. and Atlanta, Ga. His father, Ronald
Wolfe, preceded him in death. Mr. Wolfe worked in management in retail
furniture sales. He was also a photographer, fisherman and liked to fly
Mr. Wolfe served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict,
and attended the First Christian Church in Fairland.
Survivors include: mother;,Velma Jones of Fairland; his children's
mother, Betty Ulbricht of Kokomis, Fla.; two sons, Ronald Lee Wolfe of
Fairland, and Mark Wayne Wolfe of Ferncreek, Ky.; three daughters, Debbie
Ann Snow of Greencastle, Ind., Rhonda Carol Cunningham of Chetopa, Kan.,
and Connie Kay Stovall of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Jesse Joseph Wolfe
of Indianaolis, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Miami, Okla. Brian Gibler will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Southeast of Fairland, under
the direction of Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Military graveside
rites will be presented by the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Detail.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 Monday evening at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Miami.
HERSHEL 'JAKE' WOLFENBARGER
MIAMI, Okla. - Hershel "Jake" Wolfenbarger died Sunday, October 21,
2001 at 4 p.m. at Eastwood Manor Nursing Center of Commerce, Okla., after
an illness. He was 73 years of age. He was a lumberyard worker. Mr. Wolfenbarger
was born March 1, 1928 in rural Ottawa County, Okla., to Homer and Eva
Marie (Fisher) Wolfenbarger. He lived in the Miami area most of his life.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He had worked
for several different lumberyards as a yardman.
His parents, four brothers and two sisters all preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one sister, Nina Wolfenbarger, Pama, Texas, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Hershel "Jake" Wolfenbarger will be Wednesday,
October 24, at 10 a.m. at Council House Cemetery northeast of Grove. Rev.
Larry Pickard will officiate. Military rites conducted by the NEO Veterans
Funeral Detail. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas
Funeral Home of Picher, Okla.
JACK ROBERT WOOD
MIAMI, Okla. - Jack R. Wood, 49, passed away at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday,
October 13, 2001 after a short illness. He was admitted to St. John's Medical
Center, Joplin, Mo., on Thursday, October 11.
Jack was born on November 4, 1951 in Tulsa, Okla., to Dr. Marion W.
Wood and Dorothy Elizabeth (Thompson) Wood. He lived in Pryor, Okla., until
the age of six when his parents moved to Miami. He lived in the Miami area
the rest of his life. He graduated from Miami High School in 1970 where
he was the captain of his high school football team and President of his
Senior Class. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,
Okla., where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
During the summer of 1973, he went through Officer's Candidate Training
with the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. He was employed by
Day & Zimmerman Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kan., and as a Real Estate
Agent for Nancy Garrett Realty, Miami, at the time of his death. He was
employed by B.F. Goodrich from 1974 until the plant closed in 1986. He
was a member of First United Methodist. He was a loving father and spent
much time with his children at their various sporting events as they were
growing up. He was actively involved in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) and
TAC (The Athletic Congress) Track & Field events with them and they
traveled to many local and national meets.
He is survived by: a daughter, Stephanie (Wood) Thomas and son-in-law
Jason Thomas, Monkey Island, Okla.; a son, Chris White, Miami; a sister,
Linda Martin and husband, Clifford, Garland, Texas; and a brother, Donald
E. Wood, Miami. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. Marion
W. Wood and Dorothy Elizabeth Wood. The family will receive friends for
visitation on Tuesday, October 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Thomas
Funeral Home, Miami. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October
17, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 "B" St. N.W.,
Miami. The family will be at the Jack Wood residence at 1121 6 N.W., Miami.
JAMES H. (JIM) WOOTEN
GROVE - James Howard (Jim) Wooten, age 70, went to be with our Lord
on Friday, October 5, 2001 after a courageous and determined battle with
heart disease and related illness.
Jim was born December 30, 1930 in Buffalo, Mo., to Hervey and Mable
(Smith) Wooten. Raised and educated in Carthage, Mo., he entered the Marine
Corps at an early age, spent three years in the U.S. Air Force, and three
years in the U.S. Navy. Upon discharge from the Navy, he was then a member
of the Naval Reserve, being called to active duty during the Korean War.
Jim also served on tour of duty in Vietnam as a civilian helicopter mechanic
training South Vietnamese soldiers in sheet metal work.
On August 13, 1955 he married Billy Jo Swindle in Lamar, Mo. To this
union were born a daughter, Julie Ann in March 1960, and Jeffrey Howard
in April 1962. He and Billy were brought back together and remarried in
1994. Jim spent many years in law enforcement with the Carthage Police
Dept., served as Chief of Police in Hominy, Okla., and was employed by
the Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. until retiring in 1990. He was former
owner of Jim's Key Lock and Alarm in Carthage and sold the business in
1994 to retire in Grove. He was Past Commander and Life Member of the VFW
Post 2590 in Carthage, a member of the American Legion #1078, Grove, and
the Loyal Order of Moose #862 in Tulsa, Okla. He was also active on the
late model stock car racing circuit for many years, and remained a race
fan, and avid fisherman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in
Hominy where he was saved and baptized in 1975.
He is survived by: his wife, Billy, of the home; daughter Julie, and
husband, Jim, Martin, Wynona, Okla.; son, Jeff and wife, Michele, Palo,
Iowa; three grandchildren, Ryan Wooten, Hominy, and Chase and Chandler
Bolton, Palo, Iowa; his mother, Mable Ford; sisters, June (and Edwin "Bud")
Cooper, Virginia (and Kenneth) Spencer, all of Carthage; one brother, Carrol
Ford (and Linda) of Louisburg, Mo.; two half-sisters, Loretta Wooderson
(and Max), Prairie Village, Kan., and Elaine Clark (and Cecil), Springfield,
Mo., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father,
and a brother, Dale.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, at the Ulmer Funeral Home
Chapel. Rev. Don McGonigal will officiate. VFW Post 2590 will serve as
pallbearers. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Monday at Ulmer Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Contributions may be made to
the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by the Ulmer Funeral Home.
GROVE - Neta Woodward passed away on Friday, March 29, in Irving, Texas.
She lived in the Grove area for many years before moving to Texas. She
attended the Grove Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ernie Woodward, a son, Ronnie Woodward, two sisters, Edrah Bell Robards
and Bertha Davis, and one brother, W A Oliver, Jr., and her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Oliver, Sr. of Miami, Okla.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gee and Bob Campbell,
of Irving, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and B.K. Woodward, of
New Mexico; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in Columbus, Kansas on Monday, April,
2, at 10:00 a.m. Services will be conducted by Murdock Funeral Home of
CODY SIMON WYRICK
AFTON, Okla. - Cody Simon Wyrick, 14, of Afton, died Monday, June 18,
2001 in Plant City. Fla. from injuries he received in a bicycle-automobile
accident. Cody was born November 24, 1986 in Miami, Okla. to Kenneth Wayne
and Tammie (Tipton) Wyrick. He has lived in the Afton area most of his
life. He had attended Afton schools and had been attending Konawa schools
where he played football. Cody attended the Dupree Baptist Church where
he played northwest of Vinita.
He is survived by his father, Kenny Wyrick, of the home; mother, Tammy
Tipton Wyrick of Henryetta, Okla.; sisters, Shandie and Candice Beckwith
of Sapulpa, Okla.; brothers, David Allen Berry of Dustin, Okla., and John
Dallas Tipton of Henyretta, Okla.; paternal grandmother, Margie Chandler
of Afton, and maternal grandfather, Roy Tipton of Vinita, Okla. He was
preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Chester Wyrick, maternal
grandmother, Eva Tipton, and paternal great-grandparents Simon and Lillie
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Afton, with Rev. James Wethey officiating. Burial was in
Sixkiller Cemetery, Afton, under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral
ROBERT O. YAEGER, SR.
PITTSBURG, Kan. - Robert O. Yeager, Sr., 76 of Pittsburg, Kan., died
at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the St. John's Medical Center.
He was born March 15, 1925 in Chicopee, Kan., the son of Arthur and Grace
Divine Yaeger. He attended area schools and was a veteran of W.W. II, entering
the Army Airborne division in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On June 12, 1943 he was united in marriage Pearl Crowe in Pittsburg. She
survives at the home. Mr. Yeager was employed as a superintendent at Freeto
Construction for 20 years, he also was employed by the City of Pittsburg
as the Director of Public Works. He was a lifetime resident of the area
and a member of the Frontenac United Methodist Church. Lifetime membership
was held in the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64 and the V.F.W.
He also loved boating and traveling.
He is survived by one son, Robert O. Yeager, Jr., of Thayer, Mo.; three
daughters, Sharon K. Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., Peggy Yeager of
Ft. Meyers, Fla., and Phyllis of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Irene Davis
and Patsy Bowman, both of Pittsburg; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arthur and James
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Friskel Funeral
Home with Rev. Verl Strong officiating. Services were under the direction
of the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, Kan.
ETHEL MARY YOUNG
MONKEY ISLAND, Okla. - Ethel Mary Young, 96, of Monkey Island, died
Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at her home after an illness. Mrs. Young was born
May 27, 1904 to Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Kelley in Ironton, Mo. She has lived
on Monkey Island since 1963, moving here from Kansas City, Kan. She married
Dewey Blake Young on March 13, 1930 in Tahlequah, Okla. He preceded her
in death May 5, 1978. Mrs. Young was a homemaker and member of the St.
Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairland, Okla.
Mrs. Young was also preceded in death by three sons, Eual and Earl
Cathey and James Young; daughter, Pauline Welch; seven brothers, Silas,
Paul, Lewis, Fred, Joe and Herb Kelley, and two sisters, Toots Tierney
and Myrtle Guthrie. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert
and Lanece Young, of Tulsa, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren;
four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 18, in the
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Afton, Okla. Pastor Leo Schroeder will officiate.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Tahlequah
City Cemetery in Tahlequah, Okla. under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Afton.
ANNA ELIZABETH (DUNN) YOUNGBERG
CHANUTE, Mo. - Anna Elizabeth Youngberg, 93, died Monday, August, 20,
2001 at Heritage Health Care Center. She was born July 29, 1908 at Otterville,
Mo., the daughter of George Charles and Pearl Lena (Brown) Dunn. When one-year-old
she moved with her parents to Fortuna, Mo. She later lived in Muscotah,
Kan., Independence, Kan., and Dewey, Okla. She moved to Chanute with her
parents in 1920. She attended St. Patrick's School, Royster Jr. High and
graduated from Chanute High School in 1927. While attending school, she
worked at Hickey Drug and Roscoe Drug Store. After graduation she worked
at Rosenthal Mercantile Co. On October 29, 1933, she married Leonard M.
Youngberg at Chanute, Kan. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1980. In
1936 they bought the Youngberg Family home at 801 North Grant where she
resided until moving to Heritage Care Home in 1998. After her marriage,
she worked for 25 years for the Retail Credit Bureau in Chanute. After
retirement, she and her husband worked for many years as volunteers at
the St. Patrick's Church Bargain Store. She was a member of St. Patrick's
Catholic Church, Chanute.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy and husband, Kermit, Nelson
of Parsons; Helen and husband, Lynn, Ranabargar of Chanute; one son, Howard
Youngberg and wife, Bonnie, of Topeka; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruel Youngberg and wife, Mabel, Woodrow
Youngberg and wife, Margaret, Edgar Youngberg and wife, Mary, all of Chanute,
Dale Youngberg and wife, Mary, of Independence, Kan., Karl Heinz of Overbrook,
Kan., and Pauline Dunn and Juanita Dunn of Grove.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Irene,
and two brothers, Wayne and Charles Dunn.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, August 23, at St.
Patrick's Catholic Church will Father Thomas F. Scaletty presiding. Interment
will be in Saint Patrick's Catholic Church Cemetery, Chanute. The rosary
will be recited at 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, at the church. The family
suggests memorials to St. Patrick's School and may be left in care of the
funeral chapel. Gibson-Kock-Friskel is in charge of the arrangements.
SYLVIA P. ZWINGLE
CHICKASHA, Okla. - Graveside services for Sylvia P. Zwingle, age 83,
formerly of Chickasha, were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, at the
Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Charles Herndon of Vinita officiated. Sylvia was
born on April 3, 1918, the daughter of Floyd VanSchuyver and Bertha Skipworth
VanSchuyver, Chisum, Okla. She died on October 20, 2001 in Vinita, Okla.
Sylvia married Earl Zwingle on September 23, 1933 in Chickasha. She
was a member of the Vinita First United Methodist Church. She was preceded
in death by her parents and three brothers.
Survivors include: husband, Earl Zwingle; daughter, Welena Wadley,
Grove; daughter, Scherry Cone, Tuscon, Ariz.; sister, Golda Bogle, Yukon;
sister, Martha McReynolds, Yukon; brother, J.C. Van Schuyver of Chickasha;
four grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Service was under the direction
of the McRay Funeral Home.