Miscellaneous Delaware County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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GLENPOOL, Okla. - Mary Ann Hendricks, 76, passed away October 12, 2001 at the Glenpool Nursing Center in Glenpool, Okla. Mary was born December 3, 1924 to Elmer Julius Schmidt and Mildred Smith Schmidt in Lincoln, Neb. She attended elementary school in Wichita, Kan. On January 13, 1944 Mary and Melvin Hendricks were united in marriage. The couple lived in California until Melvin was discharged from the service. The couple moved to Wichita, Kan., and in 1967 moved to Afton, Okla. Mary was employed at Eastern state Hospital in Vinita, Okla., where she retired. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, in December 1993. 
She is survived by: a daughter, Patricia Ann Coffey, Adair, Okla.; one son, Michael Lawrence Hendricks, Mont.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 15, at Ketchum Cemetery in Ketchum, Okla. Services were under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Langley, Okla.

SPAVINAW, Okla. - Arthur Wayne Henson, 70, passed away September 12, 2001 at Grove General Hospital. Wayne was born January 31, 1931 in Spavinaw to Art Lee and Bessie Mae Conner Henson. He attended Spavinaw-Strang School and graduated in 1949. He began construction work in Tulsa for a while. On July 4, 1951 Wayne and Donna Richmond were united in marriage. The couple moved to Spavinaw in 1953. Wayne worked as a carpenter, farmer, and merchant store owner. He was a member of Adair Masonic Lodge 32 Degree Mason. He was also a member of Spavinaw Hills House of Worship. Wayne and Donna celebrated 50 years of marriage July 4. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. 
Survivors are: his wife, Donna, of the home; three sons, Rickey and wife, Karen, of Spavinaw, Randy and wife, Linda, of Eucha, and Rusty and wife, Daylene, of Grove; one brother, Don Henson, of Jay; one sister, Eleanor Gibe, of Jay, and seven grandchildren. 
Lunch will be served before the service at the church at 12 noon for those who would like to join the family.
Services will be Saturday, September 15, 2 p.m. at the Spavinaw Hills House of Worship. Officiating will be Toby Sperry and Warren Buzzard. Interment will be at the Spavinaw-Strang cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel Langley. 

JAY, Okla. - Jack Herring, 75, died Monday, July 30, 2001 in the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. The son of Hezekiah and Erma (Hutchinson) Herring, he was born on December 22, 1925 in Cleveland, Okla. Serving in the U.S. Army, he is a veteran of WWII and Korea and is a member of the American Legion. Jack was baptized in 1955 and was currently attending Faith Mission in Jay. He worked as a plumbing contractor and owned and operated Jay Plumbing and Electric since 1965. He loved working and gardening. Jack married Wanda Joellene Hutchinson in 1954.
Survivors are: his wife, Joellene Herring, of the home; four children, Jack Nelson Herring Jr. of Jay, Martha McGee and husband, Rob, of Catoosa, Okla., Kim Spence and husband, Fred, of Jay, and Dusty Herring of Jay; one brother, Merle Herring of Jay; two sisters, Wanda Cearley and Sharon Hicks, both of Jay; four granchildren, Jessica Martin, Robin McGee, Eric Spence, and Brooke Spence.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, in the Jay Community Center with Reverend Chester Crittenden officiating. The interment will be in the Eucha Cemetery. There will be veteran's rites by the Grove Veteran's Ritual Team. There will be a visitation for family and friends on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.

KANSAS, Okla. - Lillian Adair Heuser, 57-year-old resident of Kansas, Okla., died Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at her home. Born January 14, 1944 in Murray, Utah, she was the daughter of Frederick Lee Heuser and Iola Adair Green Heuser. Ms. Heuser had been a resident of Kansas, Okla., for the past month, moving here from Los Angeles, Calif. She was a retired bookkeeper and affiliated with the Nazarene Church.
Survivors are: two sons, John Binam of Kansas, Okla., and Mark Binam of Elkins, Ark.; one daughter, Aeron Campbell, of Kansas, Okla.; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Fred, David, and Terry Heuser, all of Utah; four sisters, Helen Rick of Utah, and June Gregory, Diane Roberts, and Norma Frieburg, all of Montana, and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs, Ark., with Pastor Sam Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Dickson Cemetery near Cherokee City, Ark., with services under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.

MIAMI, Okla. - Phylis N. Hey died at Integris Baptist Regional health Center in Miami, Okla., on October 20, 2001 after a lengthy illness. She was 75. She was born at Pittsburg, Kan., on December 18, 1925, to William and Mary Gravitt Callow. She married Charles M. Hey on January 20, 1945. They moved to Miami in 1948, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Zeta Mother's Club, and URW Aux. She worked as a clerk for the Ottawa County Election Board for 18 years before retiring. 
She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son, John Hey, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Sherry Stoner and husband, Eddy, Fairland, Okla.; two brothers, Ray Callow, Kansas City, Mo., and Glen Callow, Columbus, Kan.; three grandchildren, Darren Stoner, Amy Stoner Lurvey, and Ryan Stoner; and four great-grandchildren, Dacie and Dryce Stoner, and Evan and Eli Lurvey.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Miami First United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Horton officiating. Pallbearers will be Leonard Munson, Bill Nance, Jack Myers, Art Guerrieri, Joe Goforth, and Ernie Green. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miami First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fairland Cemetery, Fairland, Okla. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either Miami First United Methodist Church or Integris Hospice in care of the funeral home. Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland.

MIAMI, Okla. - Thomas Sherman Heydt, Sr., 78, of Miami, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at his home after a sudden illness. Mr. Heydt was born April 30, 1922 in Wichita, Kan. to William Sherman and Martha Jane (Christal) Heydt. He has lived in Miami since 1997, moving here from Pinedale, Wyo. Mr. Heydt served with the Navy during WWII. He was a custodian for the Big Piney Elementary school, retiring in 1984. Memberships include All Saints Episcopal Church in Miami and the VFW. Two brothers, Harry Heydt and Claude Heydt, and a sister, Vivian Maxine Bevans, preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Tom Heydt, Jr. of Big Piney, Wyo.; three daughters, Judy Peell of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, Frances McNally of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Debbie Malloch of South Weymont, Mass.; a brother, Francis Heydt of Miami; a sister, Martha Sullivan of Albuquerque, N.M., and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the All Saints Episcopal Church in Miami. Father Jack Sanders will officiate. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, Kan. under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

TEMPE, Ariz. - Lorena Faye Hicks, Tempe, Ariz., died at her home July 13, 2001 after an illness. She was 68. Mrs. Hicks was born January 6, 1933 to Roy and Mary Edith Chanley Creason at Dennis. She attended school at Oak Grove, just west of Adair. She had lived at Tempe since 1975, moving there from Adair. 
She married Vernon Wells on June 26, 1948. He preceded her in death on November 9, 1969. She retired from the Motorola Corp., where she had worked on the assembly line. She married Jimmie Hicks on April 5, 1985. 
Surviving are: her husband, of the home; two sons, James P. Wells of Peoria, Ariz., and John Wells and wife, Artie, of Festus, Mo.; three daughters, Marilou Jarrett and husband, Roy, of Oklahoma City, Marcia Nolan and husband, Bobby, of Riverdale, Ga., and Glenda Keeler and husband, Richard, of El Reno; 22 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at Adcock Chapel in Fairland at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Pallbearers will be Chris Keeler, Michael Keeler, Richard Keeler, Micah Wells, Carl Wells, and Evan Nolan.
Burial will follow at Rolston Cemetery on Monkey Island. Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland.

DEWEY, Okla. - Vernon Dale Hively, 69, a resident of Dewey, Okla., died at 10:13 a.m. on Friday in the Cardiac Care Unit of the Jane Phillips Memorial Medical Center, Bartlesville.
Funeral services for Mr. Hively were held at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Sanctuary of the Dewey United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald G. "Don" Simpson and Mr. Bobby Lipscomb were the officiants. Committal prayers and interment were directed in the Dewey Cemetery by the Arnold Moore-Dewey Funeral Home.
Dale Hively was born on October 23, 1931 near Wideman, Ark. He was the son of Edgar Lee and Haley Adeline (Smith) Hively. The Hively family moved to Texas by covered wagon and farmed and ranched on the border of Oklahoma and Texas. He was reared and received his education in Wellington, Texas, and was on the Varsity basketball and baseball teams. He was vice-president of his junior class and was elected president of his senior class. He spent one year in the Texas National Guard then, at the Korean Outbreak, he joined the U.S. Air Force and spent four years in service. He received honorable discharge in 1953 as a Staff Sergeant. He and the former Wanda Haas were married in 1952 and made their home in Neosho, Mo., Pittsburg, Kan., and Anderson, Mo. In 1978, he and the former Belva Inda were married in Dewey, Okla., and made their home there. Mr. Hively was active in farming and in the floor covering business all his life. After moving to Dewey, he was an installer and storeowner for 20 years. He was manager and co-owner of Floorcraft in Bartlesville and owner of Cottage Carpets in Dewey. Mrs. Hively was formerly employed by the Phillips Petroleum Co. until she retired in 1992. Since that time, Mr. and Mrs. Hively have continued living in Dewey in retirement as well as in Grove and their winter home in Texas.
Mr. Hively was active in club and organizational activities and served all offices in his American Legion Post in Kansas. He also served as Commander of the Third District in Kansas. He was also active and served all offices including President of the Dewey Kiwanis Club. He was an avid fisherman.
Mr. Hively was a gospel singer and attended singing schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. The Hively family also had their own traveling quartet. Mr. Hively was a songwriter as well. He was a member of the Dewey United Methodist Church.
Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Belva (Inda) Hively, of the home; a son, Allen Dale, Tulsa; two step daughters, Mrs. David (Mclodie) Alleman, Bartlesville, and Mrs. Bobby (Debbie) Lipscomb, Tahlequah; a step son-in-law, Jerry Lynch, Bartlesville; two sisters, Bonnie Gay Brumfield, Neosho, Mo., and Audie Burks, Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Lavon Hively, Manchester, Tenn.; his grandchildren, B.J. and Johnnie Dye, Micah and Caseylee Lipscomb, Luke Hively, Sarah, Nathan and Joseph Dale Alleman, and a great grandchild, Lexy Lipscomb. In addition to his father and mother, Dale was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Noma Bruin.

SPAVINAW, Okla. - Vernon Leroy Hobbs, 78, passed away September 13, 2001 at his home in Spavinaw. Vernon was born September 5, 1953 to Sam and Molley Finacle Hobbs in Henryetta, Okla. He attended school in Wagoner, Okla., and at the age of 17 enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a Chief Pharmicist Mate. In 1944 he received an honorable discharge from the Navy and began his career as a pharmacist. He was employed as a pharmacist with T. Roy Barnes Drugry in Tulsa for many years. In 1983 he moved to Spavinaw and served as Mayor in 1989. He was also a member of the Spavinaw Methodist Church. At the age of 62, Vernon retired from the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Grove. During his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, camping and watersports. He was a loving father and husband. Vernon was preceded in death by three brothers: Amos Hobbs, Walter Hobbs, and Howard Hobbs, and two sisters, Bess and Edith.
Survivors are: his wife, Berta, of the home; one son, Johnny Hobbs and wife, Glenda, of Galveston, Texas; two daughters, Linda Conwell and husband, Wayne, of Wagoner, Okla., and Janet Miller and husband, Terry, of Tulsa; two stepsons, Gary Perigo and wife, Loretta, of Tulsa, and Tim Perigo and wife, Carolyn, of Neosho, Mo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Spavinaw Methodist Church. Memorial Services were held Monday, September 17, at 10 a.m. at the Spavinaw Methodist Church. Officiating was Rev. Ted Hoffman. Lunch was served after the service. Services were under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Langley.

GROVE - John Young Holcombe, 96, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, at The First Baptist Church in Grove. John was laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hiwassee, Ark. Services were under the direction of the Turner Funeral Home.

VINITA, Okla. - Opal Ladosca Holden, 86-year-old Vinita resident, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Craig General Hospital. Opal was born February 11, 1915 in Tamaha, Okla. to Robert and Ethel McCoy. Opal was a retired owner and operator of a laundry/dry cleaning business. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vinita. Opal was united in marriage to O.D. "Ted" Holden in 1935 at Haskell, Okla. They moved to this area in 1946. He preceded her in death November 10, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one son, James A. Holden.
Opal is survived by one daughter, Nancy Morin of Vinita; daughter-in-law, Paula Lassiter of Tulsa; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Graveside services were 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, at Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Dr. Henry Haynes officiated. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Burckhalther Funeral Home. 

JAY, Okla. - Alta Hollenback, age 80, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 in the Northwest Arkansas Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. The daughter of Albert and Mattie (Potter) Hendren, she was born on March 15, 1921 in Delaware County at their family farm on Spavinaw Creek near Colcord. She married Claude Hollenback on March 15, 1941 in West Maysville, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Valda Hendren, and Stasha Hensley, and three brothers, Clarence (Buster), Lon and Joe Hendren.
Surviving are her husband, Claude Hollenbeck, of Jay; three children, Betty Turner and husband, Tommy, of Decatur, Ark., Jim Hollenback and wife, Cathy, of Spavinaw, Okla., and Barb Barnes and husband, Barney, of Eucha; a brother, Bill Hendren of Colcord; two sisters, Della Roach of Tahlequah, and usie Cockrell of Colcord; nine grandchildren, Dale Harris, Tina Denny, Penny Kumm, Jamie Stewart, Leah Morgan, Jimmie Hollenback, Jason Hollenback, Billy Barnes, and Ben Barnes; 12 great-grandchildren, Michael Harris, LaDale Harris, Terrill Denny, Brittany Denny, Cody Kumm, Courtney Kumm, Shelby Stewart, D.J. Stewart, Jacob Morgan, Taylor Morgan, Jimmie Hollenbeck, and Hadlee Hollenbeck. 
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Larry Hendren officiating. The interment was at the Rowe Cemetery near Colcord. The services were under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay. 

CRIDERSVILLE, OHIO - Edith A. Hopkins, 83, Cridersville, Ohio, died at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Otterbein-Cidersville retirement community. She was born Aug. 11, 1917 in Fowler, Colo. to Preston B. and Edith Ann (Johnson) Pettypool. Both parents are deceased. On July 22, 1945 she married Virgil C. Hopkins.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil C. Hopkins, of Otterbein-Cridersville, Ohio; a foster son and daughter-in-law, Boyd and Claudith Burkey, of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Helen Larson, Greiss Valley, Calif., and Ruby Fenley, Auburn, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Arletta Brandon and Beulah Pettypool. 
Mr. Hopkins was a homemaker and had been a typist for a credit bureau. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grove.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. at the Neosho IOOF Cemetery, Pastor Robin Cowan will officiate. Friends may call Monday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Contributions in memorial of Mrs. Hopkins may be made to the Otterbein-Cridersville or to St. Rita's Medical Center Hospice Program, c/o Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Local arrangements under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

GROVE - Fern Evelyn Houck, age 85, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001 in Joplin, Mo. The daughter of William Todd and Edna (Malo) Todd, she was born on September 11, 1915 in Missouri. Fern married Herman Houck and he preceded her in death in 1983. She lived most all her life in the Starr Community near Grove, where she was active in community functions. Fern worked for 18 years in the 1960-70's at the Burlington Garment Factory in Miami.
Also preceding in death were her parents, a brother, Fred Todd, and a sister, Ruth Wagoner.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
The funeral was at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 29, at the graveside in the Southwest City Cemetery with John E. Butler officiating. The services were under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

GROVE - Berneide "Bea" Geraldine Howery, 86, passed away June 19, 2001. The family is gathering in Grove for a memorial service Saturday, August 11, at 11 a.m., at the First Christian Church, 4th and Grand, Grove, where Bea and her husband attended for over 20 years after they retired to Oklahoma. 
An invitation is extended to all Bea's friends to attend and share in a celebration of her life.
The couple were active workers for the Cookson Hills Christian Ministry. Memorial gifts may be made to that ministry at: Cookson Hills Christian Ministry, Route 3, Box 200, Highway 10 South, Kansas, OK 74347. 

GROVE - Earl Leroy Howland of Grove died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at the Grove General Hospital. He was 74. Mr. Howland was born June 29, 1926 to Earl and Marie Johnston Howland at Arkansas City, Kan. He lived in Longton, Kan. until enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, serving from August 11, 1944 to August 25, 1946. He then served in the reserves from 1950 to 1953. He married Edith Hall May 17, 1958 at Wichita. They moved to Grove in 1983 after he retired as diesel mechanic at the Foley Tractor Co. in Wichita, Kan. Mr. Howland was a member of the American Legion, first and second Marine Division, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Howland, of Grove; two sisters, Dorothy Moor of Amarillo, Texas, and Jeneane Luke and husband, Harry, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five sister and brothers-in-laws, Thelma of Kansas City, Kan., Ada Bronough of Miami, Okla., Betty McCray of Calif., Jean Roseberry of Bartlesville, Okla., and Sharon and James Williams of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Afton, Okla. Bro. Leland Mooney to officiate. Family will receive friends from 7-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. Donations may be made to the St. John's Hospice in care of the funeral home.

FITHIAN, Ill. - Aaron A. Huckaby, 82, of Fithian, died at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan campus, Danville.
Graveside services with military rites were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stearns Cemetery, Fithian.
Mr. Huckaby was born June 19, 1919 at Adair County, Okla., a son of William D. and Ethel Peters Huckaby. He married Pearl Marie Husong on April 29, 1946, in Columbus, Kan. She survives of the home.
Also surviving are: two sons, William A. and Donald J. Huckaby, both of Fithian; a brother, Charles Huckaby of Chouteau, Okla.; four grand children, and two great grand children.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Mr. Huckaby served in the Army. He worked for 23 years in civil service, was employed by a defense contract supply agency in Chicago, and was stationed in Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. He was village clerk in Fithian, and active in Boy Scout Troop 29 of Fithian-Muncie, and Troop 24 of Oakwood.
Mr. Huckaby was a member and quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8380, Grove.
Services were entrusted to the Kirby Funeral Home, Fithian.

GROVE - Loyd "Bud" Martin Hudson died Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the Grand Lake Villa Nursing Home in Grove. He was 85.
Bud was born January 19, 1916 to Alfred Buck and Jane Tersa (Martin) Hudson at Kingman, Kan. He worked most of his life as a farmer / rancher in Kansas and Oklahoma. He married Gladys (Doll) Hudson June 4, 1938 at Boise, Kan. He and his wife have lived in the area since 1961.
Survivors are: his wife, Gladys, of the home; three sons, Donald Hudson and wife, Dortha, of Bartlesville, Martin Hudson and wife, Patricia, of Owasso, Okla., and Jerry Hudson and wife, Connie, of Clearwater, Kan.; four brothers, Paul Hudson and Lester Hudson, both of Talala, Okla., Cecil Hudson of Strang, Okla., and Zell Hudson, Penn.: one sister, Leona Williams, of Collinsville, Okla.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 12, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. Pastor Carlin Thompson will officiate. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Collinsville, Okla.

GROVE - Lois Hulland, 87, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Grove General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Carterville Cemetery, Carterville, Mo., with Tony Besmer officiating. Family will greet friends Wednesday, July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ellis Family Funeral Home.
Lois Hulland was born on July 20, 1913 to Jesse Thomas and Mary Dunlavay Webb in Locust Grove, Okla. She received her Bachelor's Degree in education from Phillips University, Enid, and her Master's Degree from Wichita State University. Mrs. Hulland married Phelps Hulland in 1950 in Wichita, Kan., at the Presbyterian Church. She was a teacher for 42 years, teaching in the Wichita ISD and Red Rock ISD. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir.
Survivors are: two sisters, Vera Sporlein of Antioch, Ca., and Ina Estes of Las Vegas, Nev.; six nephews, Jesse Webb, Zena, Carl Webb, Altus, Okla., and Darrell Sivley, and Greg Sivley, both of Gateway, Ark., Gary Sporlein, Las Vegas, Nev., and Tommy Sheehy, Antioch, Calif; six nieces, Carolyn Crunk, Marlyn Blackwood, Judy Estes, Lois Joan Grillo, Connie Lunt, all of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sara Webb, Jay; and several great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hulland was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters; Thelma Webb, Nelda Marshall, Verla Sivly and Valene Webb; and three brothers, Alvin, Basil and Floyd Webb.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway, Grove, OK 74344, 918-786-5172.

VINITA, Okla. - Cleo Humble, 83-year-old Vinita resident, passed away Friday, April 6, 2001 at Rosewood Terrace Nursing Center in Vinita. N. Cleo Humble was born February 1, 1918 to James Carl and Nannie Ellen (Allen) Chaney at Ottawa, Okla., east of Miami. She grew up in the Welch area and attended Schools at Prairie Center, Pleasant Valley and Welch. She spent most of her life in Craig County except for several years when she was employed in Kansas City and made her home there. Later she was employed at Eastern State Hospital in Vinita. She was a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She married Riley Humble December 24, 1935 at Vinita. They had 54 years together and they lived on the same farm for 42 years and moved into Vinita in March of 1988. She was preceded in death by Riley and their son, Gene Humble, her parents, five sisters, four brothers and a granddaughter.
She is survived by one granddaughter, Gina Miller and husband, Clyde; two great grand children, Jennifer Batchelor and Michael Gene Miller; two step great grandchildren, Gary and Vanessa, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Burckhalter Memorial Chapel. Rev. Will Busch officiated. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lee Simmons, Fred Madl, Joe Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Eugene Jinks and Roy Lee Faulconer. Services were under the direction of Burckhalter Funeral Home.

MAMMOTH SPRING, Ark. - Marjorie Ellen Hutchinson, age 77, was born December 23, 1923 in Lucas County, Iowa, and passed away August 13, 2001 at the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Mammoth Spring. She also served as a Home Missionary beside her husband with Baptist Church Planters, and was a loving and faithful wife and mother.
Survivors are; her husband of 58 years of the home, Lee Hutchinson; four sons and their wives, Rodney and Patty Hutchinson of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Tim and Dixie Hutchinson of Decorah, Iowa, Steve and Rhoda Hutchinson of Austin, Minn., Jeff and Shannon Hutchinson, of Grove, Okla.; one daughter and her husband, Sheryl and Tivis Lute of Great Falls, Mont., daughter-in-law and her husband, Diane and Wayne Roberts; 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vera Rodgers-Simpson; two sons, Titus James Hutchinson and Rodger Lee Hutchinson; one great-grandson, Brennan Hutchinson; and one granddaughter, Louann Lute.
Services will be Friday, August 17, at 2 p.m. in the Clary Chapel with Bro. Bud Johnson officiating, Dwight Hickman - soloist, Eunice Johnson - pianist, Mike Eason and Ronnie Warren - ushers, and Pam Eason - guest book. Interment will be in the Bronaugh Cemetery under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring, Ark. Pallbearers will be several of the grandsons. Reception to follow at Camp Hosanna of Mammoth Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Hosanna, P.O. Box 431, Mammoth Spring, Ark. 72554.

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