Miscellaneous Delaware County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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GROVE - Kefton L. Hackler, 85, died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Grand Lake Villa. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove, with the Grove Veterans Ritual Team officiating.
Kefton Leland Hackle was born on March 20, 1916 in Tilden, Mo. to John and Berta Wilson Hackler. He married Clara Kroph on June 12, 1940 in Winfield, Kan. Mr. Hackler was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He served in World War II, The Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War before his retirement in 1962. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Clara, of Grove; one son, Kefton L. Hackler, Jr. of Rosalia, Kan.; one daughter, Jean Wellensiek of Grove; three sisters, Hilma Braman of El Dorado, Kan., and Joy Cox and Sharon, both of San Jose, Calif.; and one brother, Deacon Hackler of El Dorado, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister and one grandson.
Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway, Grove, OK 74344, 918-786-5172.

JAY, Okla. - Freda Mae Haggard passed away May 27, 2001 at St. John's Hospital Joplin, Mo. Freda was born January 1, 1931 in Chouteau, Okla. to Hosey and Lema Dyer Chidester. Freda grew up in Chouteau where she attended elementary and high school. She married Bub Haggard December 21, 1948 in Benton County, Ark. The couple moved to their farm in 1949 to begin raising cattle. While Bub worked on the pipeline, Freda cared for the farm and their two children, Kay and Marion. Bub passed away in 1995 and Freda continued caring for the farm. She loved tending to her cattle, her garden and her dog. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bub.
She is survived by her children, Kay Payden of Muskogee, Okla., and Marion Haggard of Spavinaw, Okla., and five grandchildren, Shannon Payden and wife, Rebecca, of Strang, Okla., Jason Payden of Warner, Okla., Jerry Wayne Haggard and wife, Cindy, of Disney, Okla., Shelly Payden of Muskogee, Okla., and Josie Haggard and husband, Shawn, of Topsy, Okla.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 30 at Turner Funeral Chapel Jay. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Mose Ridge Cemetery, Topsy, Okla., under direction of Turner Funeral Chapel Jay.

WEBSTER, Okla. - Vera Hagler, 88, of Webster City, died Saturday, June 9, 2001 at the Hamilton Hospital. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Monett, Mo., with Rev. Arley (Bud) Worthington officiating. Arrangements were made with the Foster Funeral Home.
Vera, daughter of Price and Edna Gifford Harris, was born September 2, 1912 at Poteau, Okla. She received her education at Wetumka, Okla. On January 21, 1930, she married Efton Hagler at Wewoka, Okla. The couple had lived in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mr. Hagler died December 28, 1988. She moved to Webster City in August of 2000.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Joyce Hagler of Webster City, Paul and Marian Hagler of Edmonton, Alberta, daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Russell Bonacker of Bella Vista, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Daisy Stilley of Grand Prairie, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren and four sisters. 
She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in Grove, and was a Gray Lady volunteer at Columbia, Mo.

FAIRVIEW, Okla. - Services for Larry Hammer, longtime publisher of the Cherokee Messenger and Republican, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001 at the Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church on East State Road in Fairview. Arrangements were under the direction of the Fairview Funeral Home, 580-227-4722.
Hammer died July 19 while on a fishing trip in Canada.
Hammer was born Sept. 7, 1937 in Tipton. He began his newspaper career as sports editor at the Okmulgee Daily Times.
In addition to owning and publishing the Cherokee Messenger and Republican, Hammer at one time owned and operated the Fairview Republican and Woodward County Journal.
Hammer was elected to the OPA Board of Directors in 1971 and served on almost every committee. He was elected OPA president in 1976. He also served on the board of trustees for the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. In 1996, Hammer was the recipient of the OPA's annual Milt Phillips Award.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Hoby and Jo Hammer, of Fairview; his daughter, Holley of Cherokee, and three grandchildren.

GROVE - Nellie Hampton, age 93, left to be with her Lord on Monday, May 28, 2001. The daughter of Stephen and Mary Medlene (Kesder) Johnston, she was born on April 13, 1908 in Maysville, Ark. Nellie was a member of the Dodge Baptist Church. She lived all of her life in the Grove area where she was a cook and homemaker. As the last of her family, she was survived by her parents, her husband, George, two sons, Charles and Donald, a daughter, Patsy Jo, three brothers, Parker, Raymond, and Harry, and four sisters, Mattie Lewis, Necie Kirkbride, Clara Curry and Cloa Hart; 
She is survived by her two daughters, Genevieve Tucker of Johnson, Kan., and Nadine Gaston of Grove; 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel. The interment will be in the Olympus Cemetery. There will be a visitation of family and friends in the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

JAY, Okla. - Funeral services for Golda Faye Hancock, 87, of Jay, Okla. were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the Southside Church of Christ in Jay, with Steve Stenzel and Bill Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Duffield Cemetery in Jay, under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Pall bearers were the men of Southside Church of Christ.
Golda was born on December 1, 1913, in Valley Springs, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Annie (Cooper) Robertson, and she passed from this life on Wednesday, September 5 in Jay. Golda grew up in Cordell, Okla., and was a schoolteacher and worked for Tri-Kim for many years.
Golda was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, George Sappington, her second husband, George Ray Hancock, and one brother, Lewis Clifford Robertson. 
Survivors include: three stepsons, David Hancock, Emory, Texas, Truman Hancock, Marshall, Mo., and Ray Hancock, Emory, Texas; one nephew, Ronnie Robertson, Bethany, Okla.; a dear friend Betty Brown, Eucha, Okla., and a host of other loved ones and friends.

KENAI, Alaska - Sharon Quandt Hanke, 57, of Kenai, Alaska, died at her home Sunday, August 12, 2001. She was born February 9, 1944 in Santa Fe, N.M., to the late Pauline M. Quandt Church and Alvin Quandt. She was a retired employee of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 17, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fairland, Okla., with the Rev. Leo Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Fairland, under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home of Fairland.
Survivors are: two daughters, Stephanie Eberhart, of Anchorage, and Wendi Stembridge, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Brian Hanke, of Kenai, and Doug Hanke, of Anchorage; her father, Bill Quandt of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; a brother, Howard Quandt of Ore.; six sisters, Gretchen Quandt and Peggy Quandt of Calif., Margie Neeley, of Dardanelle, Ark., Phyllis Poyhonen, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Virginia VanEs, of Springdale, Ark., and Sandra Davis, of Russellville, Ark.; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline M. Quandt Church, of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, William (Bill) Quandt of Bakersfield, Calif., and Calvin Quandt of Kenai Alaska, and one grandchild, Trey Stembridge III, of Anchorage, Alaska.

GROVE - Lloyd B. Hankins, 93, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at Betty Ann Nursing Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, at Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Kan., at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty Ann Nursing Center Activity Department, P.O. Box 450547, Grove, OK 74345.
Mr. Hankins was born on July 9, 1908 to Riley and Belle Hankins in Boynton, Okla. At the age of two, the family moved to Winfield, Kan., where he attended school. After graduating from high school, Hank, as he was known to all, worked for the City of Winfield for 42 years. Mr. Hankins married LaVerna Hinkley on March 23, 1933 at the Sumner County Courthouse in Wellington, Kan. She preceded him in death in 1989. Hank was active in Lions Club, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield, and was an active member of the Happy Sam's Camping Club and several other camping clubs in the Winfield area.
Survivors include: one son, Lee B. Hankins and wife, Barbara, Hattiesburg, Miss.; three grandsons, Gary, Craig and Chris, of Missippi; and three great grandchildren.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway, Grove, 918-786-5172.

GROVE - Orvel R. "Monk" Hannon died Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Integris Grove General Hospital. He was 90.
Monk was born August 13, 1911 to Lee A. and Shelly M. (Lacey) Hannon in Joplin, Mo. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He worked as a farmer most of his life and was a lifetime area resident. He married Mabell (Reno) Hannon, she survives. 
Other survivors include: one sister, Eula Thompson, Joplin, Mo.; and neighbor and caretaker G.T. Landrum, Jay, Okla.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, at the Worley-Luginburel Funeral Home in Grove. Rev. John E. Butler will officiate. Interment will be at the Zena Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

AFTON, Okla. - Douglas E. Hanson, minister at First Christian Church of Afton, died Saturday, August 11, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was 59. He was born July 8, 1942 at Breckenridge, Minn., to Wilbur and Bernice Kluck Hanson. He was a graduate of Chokio, Minn., High School with the class of 1960. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965. After serving in the armed forces, he worked as an estimator for a construction company. He then went to Dakota Bible College where he met his future wife, Marilyn Knight. They married on July 4, 1970 at Eminence, Mo. While in college, he had a student ministry at Pipestone, Minn. After finishing school, he ministered at Park Church of Christ in Goldfield, Iowa, from 1974-79. In 1979 he went to Shenandoah, Iowa, and established the New Testament Church of Christ, where he ministered until 1993. In 1993 he moved to Afton to minister at the First Christian Church, where he has had a very influential ministry to the entire area. He was active in many areas, including the ministerial alliance and the Meals-on-Wheels program. He worked with the school system in many ways, especially enjoying watching his son play football.
Survivors are: his wife, Marilyn, of the home; his mother, Bernie Hanson, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; three sons, James Allen and wife, Jennifer Hanson, of Joplin, Mo., Michael Hanson of Welch, and Bill Hanson; five brothers, Larry Hanson of Norfolk, N.D., Dick Hanson of Rosemount, Minn., and Bill Hanson of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lynn Hanson of Kansas City, Mo., and Paul Hanson of Roseville, Minn.; one sister, Lois Shivers of Altoona, Iowa; and two grandchildren of whom he was especially proud, Julia and Jacob Hanson of Joplin.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, at the Afton High School gym with Dr. Harold (Bud) Clapp and Minister Lee Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Martin, Terry Miller, Bill Birdsell, Brian Speer, T.J. Miller, and Jerry Chandler. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Afton with the Grove Veterans Ritual Team performing military rites. 
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Afton. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the First Christian Church Educational Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.

GROVE - Nelda Ruth Hardy, age 65, died Thursday, August 9, 2001 in the Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness. The daughter of Charles and Grace (McKnight) Riggs, she was born on May 1, 1936 in Bartlesville, Okla. She married Jerry Dale Hardy and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1996. Nelda Ruth lived in the Grove area all her life. She was also preceded in death by a son, Carl McMahan, on November 30, 1992.
Survivors are: three children, Calvin McMahan and Teresa Wood of Grove, Patricia Nave and William Brown, Canadian, Okla., and William McMahan and wife, Annette, in Anderson, Mo.; a brother, Lawrence Melvin Riggs in Chetopa, Kan.; two sisters, Ester Kubly in Madison, Wis., and Victoria Jenkins in Wyandotte, Okla.; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at the graveside in the Buzzard Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

OLATHE, Kan. - Maurice D. Hargrove, 92, passed away on June 20, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center in Olathe. Mr. Hargrove was born on May 6, 1909 in Neosho, Mo., but spent a number of years in old Bernice, Okla., as a child. After his retirement from the Keebler Company, he was a long time resident of both Grove and Miami, Okla., until 1998. He lived at the Grand Court in Overland Park, Kan., prior to his transfer to the Good Samarian Center in Olathe. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy and active in the Masonic Lodge in Grove. 
He is survived by his two sons, Dean Hargrove of Los Angeles, Calif., and Phil Hargrove of Olathe, Kan.; four grandchildren, John, Joanne, Matthew, and Caitlin Hargrove; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Brynna Hargrove. 
Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 2, at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Iola, Kan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heartland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 3846 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

MIAMI, Okla. - Nancy E. Harkins of Miami died at 11:18 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001 at the Miami Nursing Center after a long illness. She was 99. Nancy Harkins was born April 27, 1902 at Russellville, Ark., to George Washington and Ida Irene (Davis) Harden. She had moved to Miami from Russellville in 1923, where she had been a homemaker and housewife. Mrs. Harkins was married to the late C.J. "Cade" Harkins on April 9, 1919 at Russellville. She attended the Church of Christ.
Survivors are: two daughters, Clydene and husband, Tom Bond, Miami, and Flo Wilcox, Miami; a half-sister, Elsie VanHouten, Hazen, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1969, and four sons, C.J. Harkins, Jr., Billy Joe Harkins, James Marshall Harkins and Jack Dennis Harkins.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Chuck Price officiating. Burial will follow in the G.A.R. Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Wilcox, Geoff Bond, Steve Bond, Warren Harkins, John Harkins, and Paul Snodgrass.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel Monday evening from 7 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Diabetes Association of the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 

GROVE - Charles L. Harless of Grove died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at this home after a long illness. He was 66. Mr. Harless was born July 2, 1934 to Ruffus and Lorena Moore Harless at Siloam Springs, Ark. He worked for American Airlines in Tulsa for 37 years, starting as a junior mechanic then worked his way to management. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Eastgate #543, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a 32nd degree Mason, all of Tulsa.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Harless, of Grove; one son, Steve Harless; daughter, Dana Ezell of Joplin, Mo.; daughter, Lou Ann Pfeifer of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Florene Nuckolls of Claremore, Okla., Mary Williams of Medicine Lodge, Kan., Sue Stogsdill of Grove and Shirley Marsh of Claremore; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. Rev. Mark Lynn to officiate. Interment will be at the Buzzard Cemetery in Grove.

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Graveside services for Ethel F. Harris have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2001 at Floral Haven Memorial Garden Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Rev. Mike Cooper will officiate under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Ethel F. Harris was born December 1, 1903 at Juniper, Ga., the daughter of Andrew and Dora (Leach) Ramsy. She died Monday, July 30, at Grove General Hospital in Grove. She was 97 years of age.
The former Miss Ethel Florence Ramsey was married to Carl Luther Harris, who preceded her in death. Ethel was a long time employee of Broken Arrow Hospital and the Broken Arrow Nursing Home. She moved from Broken Arrow in 1992 to Monkey Island on Grand Lake. She liked to sew and was a member of Good Neighbors. In lieu of flowers please donate to her favorite charity, Meals on Wheels, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
Survivors are: one sister, Elizabeth Graham, Tampa, Fla., two sons, Oscar and wife, Cleora Harris, Monkey Island, and Orin and wife, Shirley Harris, Tyler, Texas; daughter-in-law Mary Lee Harris, Tulsa; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Luther Harris; son, Carl Luther, Jr.; daughter, Geraldine "Jerry" Nill; niece, Bobbie Graham; and three grandchildren, Mike Nill, Elizabeth Stephenson and Earline Nill.

AFTON, Okla. - Jay C. Harris died Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at Sayre Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 60. He was born December 28, 1940 at Coweta, Okla., to Reuben and Rhada McCracken Harris. He worked as a truck driver for the Leggett and Platt Company out of Carthage. He married Sharon Long on December 24, 1959 at Miami. He moved to Afton from Tulsa in 1997. He was a member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church of Afton. 
He is survived by: his wife, Sharon; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Steve Mushrush, Tulsa; a brother, Donald J. Harris, Haskell, Okla.; Geraline Backman, Atwater, Calf.; and Jerry Lamb, Tulsa; and four grandchildren, Kelli, Jennifer, Jeff, and Michael Mushrush. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Harris, in 1980. 
The funeral service was at 1 p.m. Monday, October 29, at Trinity Southern Baptist Church of Afton with Rev. Wendell Brown and Rev. Tony Randol officiating. Pallbearers were Chester McBride, Brian Arterburn, Brian Gibson, Charles Gibson, David Dillingham, and Henry Frellick. Burial followed at Glen Abbey Cemetery in Miami. 
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.

GROVE - Bess Ruth (Roughton) Hart, born March 20, 1914, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at the age of 87. She was the youngest child of Thomas and Lettie (McKissick) Roughton. A lifelong resident of Delaware County, she attended school at Minnehaha and Colcord High, where she graduated in 1933. A firm believer in education, she received a teaching degree from Northeastern State Teacher's College in Tahlequah. After receiving her degree, she spent 10 years teaching the children at Row, Long Prairie, Beaver, and other communities in the Colcord area. She retired in 1978 after 33 years of employment for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Hart (1968), brother, Henry Roughton (1985), sisters, Willa Etris (1987), Mary Jarvis (1990), and Polly Cannon (1995).
Survivors are: her son, Donald Hart and wife, Sharon, of Grove; daughter, Sara Woodfin and husband, Tom, of Tulsa; granddaughters, Alayna London and Jennifer Hart, both of Tulsa; grandsons, John Cloud and family of Chetopa, Kan., Scott Cloud and family of Hopkinsville, Ken., and Chris Cloud and family of Tyler, Texas.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22, at the Southside Church of Christ in Jay, with Steve Stenzel and Bill Richardson officiating. Interment will be at the Duffield Cemetery in Jay. The services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. 

VINITA, Okla. - Irene Ireson Hartley-Larson, 99, of Vinita, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at Craig General Hospital. Irene was born January 6, 1902 at Stockton, Mo., to Robert E. and Inez (Cowan) Ireson. She graduated from Stockton High School and Missouri University at Columbia. Mrs. Larson taught high school mathematics at Stockton and Richards, Mo., Fort Scott, Kan., Centralia, Okla., and 22 years at Aurora, Mo. She married Thomas H. (Jot) Hartley, September 2, 1926. He preceded her in death June of 1943. She married Dr. Howard Larson of Aurora, Mo., in 1952. He preceded her in death in 1976. Mrs. Larson was a charter member and past regent of the Elkhorn Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution and International "Who's Who" of Geneva Switzerland. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a 75-year member of Eastern Star.
Survivors are: a son and daughter-in-law, Robert I. and Jane Hartley, of Vinita; three grandchildren, Thomas Jot Hartley and wife, Renee, Clay Everett Hartley and Robert Edward Hartley, all of Vinita, and three great grandchildren, Travis, Jimmy and Lindsay Hartley, all of Vinita.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 4, at the Pilgrim Presbyterian Church of Vinita. Dr. Henry Haynes will officiate. Graveside rites will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stockton City Cemetery in Stockton, Mo.
Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Hartley, Jimmy Hartley, A. Clark Montgomery, Richard Montgomery, Jot Hartley, and Clay Hartley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clark I. Montgomery, Scott Montgomery, John Mahoney, Ted Christian, and Bobby Hartley.
Services are entrusted to the Burckhalter Funeral Home. 

GROVE - Lillian Bertha (Hauser) Kaiser Hayes, 93, died at her home Monday, July 23, 2001. Lillian was born in Conway Springs, Kan., to Karl Hauser and Edith Miles February 11, 1908. Lillian attended school in Douglas, Okla., and learned to farm with her parents near Covington. Lillian met Fredrick Kaiser and the couple were united in marriage in 1926. They moved to Redrock, Okla., where they farmed and in 1940 moved to Newkirk, Okla., where they farmed until Fred's death in 1971. Lillian moved to Ponca City and became a member of the First Christian Church where she met Earl Hayes. The couple were united in marriage and moved to Enid, where they lived until Earl's passing in 1985. Lillian later moved to Grove with her daughter and attended the First Christian Church.
Lillian is preceded in death by her husbands, Fredrick Kaiser and Earl Hayes, two sisters, and one brother. 
Surviving are: two daughters, Fredia and Don Fadely of Grove, and Gladys Cororay of Hominy, Okla.; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. 
Services for Lillian will be Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Grove, and graveside services will be Friday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at Newkirk Cemetery in Newkirk.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the First Christian Church, Grove. Services are under the direction of Turner Funeral Chapel, Grove. 

WESTVILLE, Okla. - Funeral services for Jody Hayworth were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001 at the Johnson Cemetery, West Siloam Springs, Okla., with Rev. John Crowley officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Jody Hayworth was born May 9, 2001 in Grove to Joey Dewayne and Lena (Ellis) Hayworth. She departed this life July 10 in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of two months and one day.
She is survived by her parents, Joey and Lena Hayworth; three sisters, Stacie, Minny Joe, and Jolena, all of Colcord; her grandparents, Buddy and Nina Johnson of Colcord, and Billy and Anita Ellis of Baron; several aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Cathryne Ann Heaton, 60, died Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Grove General Hospital. Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 8, at Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel, Grove. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton. 
Cathryne Heaton was born on September 8, 1941 in Canton, Miss., to Kenneth and Helen (Lobaugh) Fowler. She was married to Merton Heaton. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Heaton moved to the Miami area in 1965 working as a Lab and X-ray Technician at the Bradshaw Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church, Afton. 
Survivors include: one daughter, Georgia Stogsdill and husband, Jake, of Rochester, Minn.; one sister, Anita Fowler, Fairland; two granddaughters, Nicholle and Kaitlyn Stogsdill, and one grand son, Dylan Stogsdill, all of Rochester, Minn. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Red Cross. Services were entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway, Grove, 918-786-5172. 

MIAMI, Okla. - Allen L. Hedstrand, 73, of Miami, died Saturday, April 28, 2001 at St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. after an illness. Mr. Hedstrand was born October 25, 1927 in Warren, Pa. to Alfred Nathaniel and Cora Mae (Crippen) Hedstrand. He has lived in Miami since 1984, moving here from Huntington Beach, Calif. He was a retired tool and die maker for the Baz Houston Tool & Die Co. and of the Baptist faith. 
Mr. Hedstrand married Linda Golden in 1964 at Maywood, Calif. She survives of the home. 
Additional survivors include one son, Jeff Hedstrand, of Miami; six daughters, Linda Almquist and Cindy Robbins of Westminster, Calif., Kathy Rocha of Fountain Valley, Calif., Cheryl Benton of Miami, Donna Beehler of Fairland, and Sandra Stephenson of Monkey Island; one sister, Louise Golden of Warren, Pa.; two sons-in-law, Joe Moore of Westminster, Calif., and Bill Burris of Miami; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. 
Two daughters, Joy Moore and Brenda Burris, preceded him in death. 
Memorial services will be held in the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Pastor Royce Hutson will officiate. A private family burial will take place in the Ottawa Indian Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

NEOSHO, Okla. - Alexis G. Hembree, five-months-old, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2001 after an illness since birth. She was born on March 9 to Timothy Wayne and Tara L. (Fischer) Hembree in Joplin. 
Survivors are: maternal grandparents, Coral and Randy Haggard of Neosho, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Doug and Brenda Bridges of Neosho, Mo., and Frank and Karen Hembree of Baxter Springs, Kan.; maternal great grandparents, Carl and Wilma Handshy of Columbus, Kan., Raymond and Marjorie Haggard, of Neosho, Mo., and Earl and Helen Fischer, of Harlan, Iowa; paternal great grandparents, Claude and Mary Hamilton of Wyandotte, Okla., Elnora Childress of Neosho, Mo., and Fred and Della Bridges of Neosho, Mo.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 27, at the New Salem Cemetery, West of Neosho, Mo. The casket will be closed at all times.
The family requests that memorial contribution in Alexis' memory be made to the Alexis Hembree Memorial Fund to help defray doctor and hospital expenses. Contributions may be sent c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

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