HITCHCOCK, Texas - Ronn Inlow, 61, was born in El Dorado, Kan., on
November 23, 1939 and passed away at his home in Hitchcock, Texas, Saturday,
October 13, 2001. Ronn was a 30-year employee of Enterprise Transportation
Corporation as a Safety and Security Supervisor. He also worked in the
family business, Inlow Trucking, before becomin a Pasco Washington Police
Officer and serving his country in the United States Army.He devoted his
life to his loving wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and
his "working family" at Enterprise Transportation.
Ronn was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Sarah Bird Inlow,
who passed away on August 2, 2001. He was also preceded by his father,
Chester Lee Inlow, and his mother, Opal Inlow. Ronn is survived by: his
daughters, Ronda Inlow Priutt and Jan Inlow, Sante Fe, Texas, and Debbie
Divine and Jessica Ryan, Hitchcock, Texas; brother, Duane Lee Inlow II/Conner,
Texas City, Texas, Robert Ryan Sr., Sante Fe, Texas, and Duane "Bud" Inlow,
Grove; sisters, Elaine Slaughter and husband, Rod, Grove, and Judi Hilard
and husband, Jim, Tulsa; grandchildren, Nicole Inlow, Ashley Pruitt, Robert
"Boogie" Sawyer, Crystal "Peanut" Divine, Angel, Fernando and Chucho Inlow/Conner,
Robert Ryan Jr., Joshua Ryan, and Billy Cooper; great grandchildren, Dayleon
Cooper and Robert Ryan III; father-in-law, Howard P. Broderson; mother-in-law,
Kate Bird Broderson, La Marqre, Texas; brother-in-law, Willie Bird, Jr.;
sister-in-law, Cathy Bird Stiles, Hitchcock; numerous nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James
Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Services will be Wednesday, October
17, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the James Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor
John Boone, officiating. Burial will follow at the Hypolite Perthuis "Old"
Hitchcock Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronda Inlow Pruitt, Ronald Lee
Inlow II/Conner, Duane "Bud" Inlow, Frank Chapman, Bill "Scotty" Scott
and John Tomerlin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie Bird, Jr. Mike Stark,
Howard Broderson and members of the Hitchcock and La Maque Police Departments.
NORMAN, Okla. - Mr. Joe Inman, a retired Oklahoma State Trooper, passed
away on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at his home in Norman at the age
of 65 years.
The son of the late David Marion Inman and Elsie Dorothy Tilden Inman,
Joe was born on December 19, 1935 in Grove, and was reared and educated
in several different cities, including Grove, Langley, Vinita and Jay.
He was united in marriage to Donna R. Johnston on May 22, 1955 in Quapaw,
Okla., and to this union four daughters and one son, Donna, Dorothy, Laura,
Deborah, and Joe Jr., were born.
Joe had worked for the Vinita Police Department for three years prior
to being accepted into the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Academy in 1970.
He retired from OHP in 1990.
One of his true loves was for the Highway Patrol and, even following
his retirement, he continued to be involved with them. For several years
he served as an instructor at the academy and was also an armorer for the
Joe was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by his 15 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren, who he loved to be with.
In addition to law enforcement, he loved the outdoors. He was a member
of the Noble Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason with his consistory
Surviving are: his wife of over 46 years, Donna, of the home in Norman;
four daughters, Donna Floyd and her husband, Bob, of Vinita, Dorothy Inman
of the home, Laura Ohrenberg and her husband, Robert, of Oklahoma City,
and Deborah Henson and her husband, James, of Oklahoma City; one son, Joseph
John Inman Jr., of the home; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
one foster child, Mont Huff, of Oklahoma City; four foster grandchildren,
and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by one brother,
David Charles Clinton Inman; one sister, Dorothy Anna Jane Moore, and one
grandson, Johnathon Robert Henson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 15, at 1 p.m.
in the Craig County Baptist Church in Vinita. Joe will by lying in state
in the Craig County Baptist Church on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until service
time. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita.
Serving as casketbearers will be Robbie Inman, Joe Inman, Jr., Bobby
Floyd, Bobby Floyd, Jr., Rodger Floyd, Doug Harrison, Bill Harrison, Jr.,
and Kyle Ohrenberg.
Serving as honorary casketbearers will be David Henson, William Inman,
Caleb Inman, Jhan Ohrenberg, Sammy Ohrenberg, Zack Carson, Matt Ohrenberg,
Harold Floyd, Scott Carson, and Mont Huff.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Oklahoma Medical Research
Foundation, Alzheimer's Division.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home, Cushing.
MARY VIRGINIA JACKSON
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Graveside funeral services for Mary Virginia
Jackson, age 82, formerly of Leach, Okla., will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday,
May 14, 2001 at the Elm Prairie Cemetery in Leach. Rev. Franklin Six will
officiate and services are under the direction of the Key Funeral Home
Mrs. Jackson was born on May 17, 1918 in Leach. She died on May 9 in
Siloam Springs, Ark. The daughter of Samuel W. and Margaret (Brickey) Potts,
she grew up and attended school at Leach. She was a member of the Baptist
Faith and the Order of the Eastern Star of Catoosa, Okla.
She is survived by a nephew, Bob Stilley and wife, Litha, of Lincoln,
Ark.; one great niece, Tammy Cook of Tuscon, Ariz.; two step great nieces;
two step great nephews; one great-great niece; one great-great nephew,
and numerous step great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by two husbands, Charles Chadwell and Henry Jackson, one sister, Marguerite
Stilley, and one brother, Samuel Potts.
CHARLES WILLIAM JENKS
KANSAS, Okla. - Charles Williams Jenks, 70-year-old resident of Kansas,
Okla., died Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Saint John's Medical Center in Tulsa.
Born March 25, 1931 in Gentry, Ark., he was the son of Albert Rice Jenks
and Willa Edith Medley Jenks.
Mr. Jenks had been a longtime resident of Kansas. He was a retired
aircraft mechanic for McDonnell Douglas. Mr. Jenks was in the army where
he was a veteran of the Korean War. He was affiliated with the Missionary
Surviving are: his wife, Pauline Shaffer Jenks, of the home; four sons,
Chuck Jenks and his wife, Betty, of Kansas, Kenneth Wayne Jenks of Colcord,
Tim Jenks of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Mike Jenks and his wife, Tammy,
of Siloam Springs; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Leo Jenks and his wife, Violet, and Billy Jo Jenks, all of Muskogee, and
two sisters, Louise Cowden of Locust Grove, and Faye Ricketts of Tulsa.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Wasson
Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs. Burial will follow in Gentry Cemetery,
Gentry, Ark. Services are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam
ROBERT CARROLL JOBST
GROVE - Robert Carroll Jobst of Grove died Thursday, May 24, 2001 at
the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was 75. Mr. Jobst.
was born June 11, 1926 to John and Beatrice Blackmore Jobst at Independence,
Mo. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the South Pacific,
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron. After serving his country, he attended Central
Missouri State University receiving his bachelor's degree in Education
in 1952. He continued his education and received his Masters Degree in
Administration and Supervision in 1960. Mr. Jobst's career included teaching
and retiring as principle in 1986 at Kansas City, Mo. Past professional
affiliations included: MSTA, MNEA, MAESP, KDP and PDK. He was also a member
of the Kiwanis Club, Lions, Club, and a 32 Degree Mason. He married Barbara
Stauder June 15, 1952 at Lamont, Mo. He and his wife moved to Grove in
1997 from Raymore, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jobst, of Grove; one son, Dr. Karl
Jobst of Grove; one daughter, Merriel Stebbins, Olathe, Kan.; two sisters,
Esther Sherman and Delite Bowen, both of Independence, Kan., and one grandson,
Services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove. Rev. Stephen Decker officiated. Graveside services
were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence,
MUSKOGEE, Okla.- Arline Johnson, 88, prominent antique dealer, left
this world and joined her husband in Glory on Friday, April 6, 2001.
She was born in Grove on April 8,1912 to William T. and Deborah (Sager)
Sheldon. On February 11, 1929, at the age of 17, she married her sweetheart,
Carl Johnson. They were together until July 22, 1996, when he preceded
her in death.
Mrs. Johnson was an antique dealer for over 50 years. For 25 years,
she promoted national antique shows. Mrs. Johnson was a member of First
Baptist Church for over 50 years and taught the "U Need Us" Sunday School
class, the oldest women's adult class.
Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, James H. Sheldon,
of Fairland, Okla., Booker Maxwell, friend and employee for 35 years; nieces
and nephews, Ann Curie of Shawnee, Okla., John Lefler of Muskogee, Okla.,
Joanna Howerton of Wagoner, Okla., Jim Gault of Grove, Jean Sanders of
Claremore, Okla., Wanda Tyler of Colorado, Richard Sheldon of Tulsa, Okla.,
Jimmy Johnson of Enid, Okla., and Mike Johnson and Don Johnson, and numerous
great and great-great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in
death by one brother, Walter Sheldon, and two sisters, Mamie Gault and
Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001
at first Baptist Church of Muskogee with Dr. David Becker officiating.
Entombment followed at Memorial park Mausoleum.
The family entrusted the Bradley Family Funeral Service with the arrangements.
LEONARD M. (JIGGS) JOHNSON
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Leonard M. (Jiggs) Johnson died Friday morning at
Family Care Center of Fairland after a lengthy illness. He was 85. He was
born July 9, 1916 at Afton to Charles and Deddie Mullnix Johnson. He was
a graduate of Afton High School with the class of 1934. He married Pauline
Moore at Vinita on December 22, 1941. He was a dedicated farmer / rancher,
participating in many different agricultural groups in Ottawa County. He
served on the Afton Board of Education from 1953-1970. He was a member
of the Union Equity Board from 1972-1981, and served several years on the
Afton Coop Board and FHA Administration Board. He was named the Afton Outstanding
Alumni for 1999. He was a member of the Afton Masonic Lodge and the First
Baptist Church of Afton where he served as treasurer for 16 years.
He is survived by: his wife, Pauline; two sons, LeRoy and wife, Connie,
and Wayne and wife, Elsa, all of Afton; four grandchildren, Scott and wife,
Kim, Justin and wife, Nicole, Amy Johnson Ford and husband, Lee, and Eric;
three sisters, Alma Hill, Buckeye, Ariz., Juanita Martinez of DeSoto, Kan.,
and Agnes Hays, Claremore, Okla., and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Varnel, Bob, and Wilburn
Johnson, five siters, Pansey Johnson, Wilma Mackmurty, Louise George, Madge
Grimes and Ruby Ohler, and one grandson, Wade Monroe Johnson. Services
were at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at First Baptist Church in Afton with
Rev. Bill Maxey officiating, assisted by Rev. Jack Jones and Rev. Jim Drake.
Pall bearers were Scott and Kim Johnson, Justin and Nicole Johnson, Lee
and Amy Johnson Ford, and Eric Johnson. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery
in Afton. Services were under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.
WALLACE HERMAN JOHNSON
MIAMI, Okla. - Wallace Herman Johnson of Miami died at 6:46 a.m. Sunday
May 6, 2001 at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after a sudden
illness. He was 78. Mr. Johnson was born April 19, 1923 in Kingsburg, Calif.
to Alvin and Ina Louise (Back) Johnson. He worked for the Fresno California
Police Department for 19 years prior to taking medical retirement, and
graduated from the Central Union High School at Fresno California 1941.
Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He was a World War II
Veteran. He attended the Narcissa Baptist Church where he served as assistant
Sunday School director, trustee, Sunday School teacher and song leader.
He married Doris Marie Ingram on July 1, 1949 at Fresno, Calif., she survives
of the home.
He is survived by his son and wife, Mike and Charlene Johnson, Miami;
two daughters and their husbands, Julie and Rob Kimbrough, Miami, and Renne
and Larry Jahn, Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Iley Herdje, Fresno, Calif.;
eight grandchildren, Michele Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif., Kimberly and
Christopher Johnson, Miami, Kristi and Kelli Jahn, Fresno, Calif., and
Sarah Katie and Allison Kimbrough, Miami; two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Johnson,
Fresno, Calif., and Betty Goodrich and her husband, Bob, Miami; two brother-in-laws,
Floyd Ingram and his wife, Gloria, Tonkawas, Okla., and LeRoy Ingram and
his wife, Mary, Miami, and several nieces and nephews. His parents and
two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the
First Christian Church with minister Leon Weece officiating. Burial will
be in the Glen-Abbey Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of the
Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home of Miami. Pallbearers will be Harold McGuire,
Johnny Etzel and Jason Etzel, Garry Eulitt, Heath Gaines and David Ingram.
Members of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will conduct
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday,
May 8, from 7 until 8 p.m. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the
Gideons International and may be sent in care of the Funeral Home.
GAYLEN W. JONES
AFTON, Okla. - Gaylen W. Jones of Afton died Friday, June 8, 2001,
at his home of natural causes. He was 55. He was born March 18, 1946 at
LaVerkin, Utah, to Whitney and Ella Duncan Jones. His occupation was that
of mechanic; however, he had been disabled for several years. He was a
veteran of the US Navy, having served in Viet Nam. He had lived in Afton
since 1975, coming from Hurricane, Utah. He was a member of the Church
of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by two brothers, Marlowe and wife, Christine, Jones
of Laramie, Wyo., and Whitney and wife, Katherine, Jones of Santa Clara,
Utah; two sisters, Clara Wilkins and husband, Cody, of LaVerkin, Utah,
and Venice Weaver of Elko, Nev.
Local arrangements are through Adcock Funeral Venice Weaver of Elko,
Local arrangements are through Adcock Funeral Home of Afton. Funeral
services will be at Metcalf Mortuary, located at St. George, Utah.
PARSONS, Kan. - Elmo Joseph Sr., 79, Parsons, Kan., died at 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center in Parsons. He and
his wife had returned to Parsons from Grove in March.
He was born November 10, 1921 to Orran N. and Lydia B. (Good) Joseph
five and one half miles southeast of Parsons, in what is now the Kansas
Army Ammunition Plant. He graduated from Parsons High School and then graduated
from the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Mo. He was employed
by the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. at Baltimore, Md. and the Boeing Colo.
at Wichita until enlisting in the United State Army Air Forces in June
of 1942. He served 42 months in military service, including 12 with the
20th USAAF flying off North Field in Guam. He received the Bronze Star,
Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon with two
Battle Starts and the American Theatre Ribbon. After World War II, he returned
to Parsons and was employed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He then
worked for USF&G Insurance Companies in Oklahoma City and in San Jose,
Calif. He took early retirement in 1980 to serve the Homeland General Corporation
and several branches of its organization as vice-president of Field Operations.
He retired in 1986 and moved to Grove. Mr. Joseph was a Registered Professional
Safety Engineer in California and was a past president and director of
the American Society of Safety Engineers. He was a past president and director
of the Insurance Auditors Association of California and was a certified
Safety Professional and member of the California Governors Board of Safety
Advisors. He was a member of the Grove American Legion Post 178 and was
a life member of the Grove V.F.W. Post #8380. He served on the Grove Veterans
Ritual Team for over 10 years. He also was a member of the Grove Moose
Lodge and Grove A.A.R.P. He married Nola Meanor in Parsons on November
He is survived by his wife, Nola Meanor, of the home; two sons, Ronald
Joseph, Parsons, and Elmo Joseph, Jr., Coffeyville; three grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery
in Parsons, conducted by the Grove Veterans Ritual Team. The Carson-Wall
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and friends may call their at
their convenience. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society
and they may be sent to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.
RAYMOND ALLEN KALVIG
GROVE - Raymond Allen Kalvig, Grove, died at his home Tuesday, April
3, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was 60. Mr. Kalvig was born to Vern
and Anna Marie Thiel Kalvig on December 18, 1940 at Fertile, Iowa. He had
worked as an LPN for the past 10 years, with the majority of that time
spent working with elderly people in nursing homes. His last place of employment
was at Monroe Manor in Jay. He moved to Grove in 1997, coming from northwest
Arkansas. He married Judy Burton in Harrington, Kan. on July 26, 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Burton, of the home; two sons, Jesse
Kalvig of Salina, Kan., and Kerry Kalvig of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter,
Justine Speigle, of Abilene, Kan.; a step-daughter, Janie E. DeWall of
New Franklin, Mo.; five brothers, Donald, Arthur, and Carl, all of Northwood,
Iowa, David of Mason City, Iowa, and Elmer of Clear Lake, Iowa; three sisters,
Verna Weitzel of Northwood, Iowa, Dorothy Schoolcraft of Hudson, Iowa,
and Rachel Gatelleto of Orlando, Fla.; a sister-in-law and her husband,
Dorothy and Bill Tinsley, of Trenton, Mo. and five grandchildren.
The body has been cremated. Arrangements were provided by Adcock Funeral
Home of Afton.
DOROTHY JEAN KENNEDY
VINITA, Okla. - Dorothy Jean Kennedy, 71, retired school teacher, died
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at her home after a courageous battle with
lung cancer. Dorothy was born on February 10, 1930 in Todd, Okla., the
daughter of Tom and Madge Shelton. She married Richard Kennedy May 1, 1954.
He preceded her in death in 1987. They moved to Arma, Kan., where they
owned and operated a pharmacy. They returned to Vinita and owned and operated
Kennedy Drug Shop. She returned to college, received her teaching degree,
and taught a Ketchum Elementary School. After her retirement she turned
her love for antiques into the Nine Patch Antique Shop. Prior to her illness
she worked at the Antique Mall of Vinita. Her love and enjoyment of life
were her family, fiends, the outdoors, quilting and sewing. She was a member
of the Pilgrim Presbyterian Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She now
joins her husband, parents, sister and brother in heaven.
Dorothy is survived by: her daughter, Kim Kennedy-McDonald; granddaughter,
Jeanette Lea McDonald; sister-in-law, Melba Shelton; nephew, Jim Shelton
and wife, Sara, all of Vinita; a brother, Clarence Shelton, Claremore;
niece, Jan Winton and husband, Tony, of Grand Lake; and several great nephews
Graveside services were held Friday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in the Fairview
Cemetery with Pastor Charles J. Freeland, III officiating. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements
were under the direction of Burckhalter Funeral Home.
CARRIE NADINE KERNS
MIAMI, Okla. - Carrie Nadine Kerns, 66, of Miami, died Wednesday, July
18, 2001 at the home of her sister in Coffeyville, Kan. after an illness.
Mrs. Kerns was born January 16, 1935 in Craig County, Okla., to Alvin
Kerns and Pearl (Palmer) Kerns Wilson. She lived in the Miami area most
of her life. She married Raymond L. Kerns, he preceded her in death. Her
father and a brother, Carl Leroy Kerns, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kerns was the activity director at the Betty Ann Nursing Home
in Grove for several years.
Surviving are: son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Sheila Kerns, of
Copan; daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Mike Sexton, and Crystal and
Arnold Hale, all of Miami; mother and stepfather, Pearl and Jim Wilson,
of Chetopa, Kan.; sister, Sharon Mann, of Coffeyville, Kan., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kerns will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
July 21, in the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Bro. Ron Frazier
will officiate. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Edna, Kan.,
under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 Friday evening at
the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
CALVIN BLAIR KIDWELL
MIAMI, Okla. - Calvin Blair Kidwell, Sr., died Sunday, June 3, 2001
at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. after in illness. He was 63. Mr. Kidwell
was born October 5, 1937 in Ottawa County, Okla. to Sammie B. and Jean
(Moreland) Kidwell. He was a graduate of Miami High School in 1955. He
then served in the U.S. Navy. After discharge he spent six years with the
Kansas City, Mo. Police Department, rising to the Rank of Corporal and
becoming one of the first officers on their mounted patrol and K-9 Corps.
After leaving the police department, he started a career as a over-the-road
truck driver which would take him to 48 states and Canada and Mexico. He
was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Grove Post. He was preceded in death by
his father, Sammie Blair Kidwell.
He is survived by three sons, Calvin Blair Kidwell, Jr. of White Hall,
Ark., Stewart Burton Kidwell of Miami, Okla., and Stephen Mark Kidwell
of Blaine, Washington; his mother, Jean Kidwell of Grove, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church in Seneca, Mo. Rev. Aaron Weible will officiate. Burial
will be in the Seneca Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marvin Chester, Clinton
Clark, Paul Surridge, Kent Ketcher, Charles Lofland and Jimmie Moreland.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
the Paul Thomas Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of the Paul
Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla.
AFTON, Okla. - Andy King of Afton died Saturday, June 9, 2001 after
a short illness. He was 64. Mr. King was born at Afton, October 23, 1936,
to Leon and Esther Lenox King. He has worked in maintenance at the Northeast
Votech School and was retired. He served in the US Army. He was of the
Baptist faith and had lived in Afton his entire life.
He is survived by a brother, Lonnie and wife, Janie, King of Afton;
two sisters, Faye and husband, Cecil, Moody, and Martha and husband, Gale,
Rider, all of Afton, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12,
at Adcock Funeral Home Chapel in Afton with Rev. Bret Luellen officiating.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery
in Afton. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Adcock Funeral
MARY HELEN RUCKMAN KING
JAY, Okla. - Mary Helen Ruckman King, 76, passed away October 10, 2001
at Monroe Manor Nursing Center in Jay. Mary was born August 29, 1925 in
Delaware County to Jack and Minnie Jones Kline. She grew up in Delaware
County and attended Taylor School. Mary and Ira Wesley King were united
in marriage in 1942. She was a factory worker all her adult life. Mary
enjoyed crocheting and knitting and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira King, her husband Richard
Ruckman, and one daughter, Patricia Jewel King.
She is survived by: four sons, Bob and Eddie King, Taylor area, and
John and Ivan King of Gravette, Ark. ; two brothers, Don Denny, Maysville,
Ark., and Robert Denny, Ojave, Calif.; two sisters, Evelyn Allen, Wichita,
Kan., and Ruby Patterson, Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren and great, great
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, October 12, 6
until 8 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel, Jay. Services will be Saturday,
October 13, at 10 a.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel, Jay. Officiating will
be John Gonzales. Mary will be laid to rest at the Row Cemetery. Services
are under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Jay.
LARRY EUGENE KINSLOW
GROVE - Larry Eugene Kinslow, age 30, died Thursday, June 21, 2001.
The son of Jerry Donaldson and Connie Sue (Kinslow) Donaldson, he was born
on May 4, 1970 in Joplin, Mo. Larry was a graduate of Fairland High School
and served three years in the army.
He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Connie Donaldson; grandmother,
Wilma Golden; brother, Clovis Owen Long; sister, Julie Pratt, and several
aunts and uncles.
The funeral was Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel
in Grove with Rev. Roy Scribner officiating. Interment was at the Council
House Cemetery in Grove under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral
Home in Grove.
JAMES ELVIN KIRBY
JAY, Okla. - James Elvin Kirby, 72, died Thursday, August 9, 2001 at
his home after a lengthy illness. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday,
August 13, at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Jay with Rev. Kelvin
Limbocker and Rev. John Crawley officiating. Burial followed at Mose Ridge
Cemetery in Eucha.
James Elvin Kirby was born on April 22, 1929 in Round Springs "Topsy",
Okla., to Rollie Steven and Roxie Viola (Henderson) Kirby. At the age of
19 he moved to Tulsa, then returned to the Jay area in 1980. Mr. Kirby
was a truck stop manager for 25 years and also worked as a trucker. He
enjoyed fishing and hunting for raccoon and bobcat with his brothers and
friends until he was disabled.
Survivors are: his devoted and beloved companion, Bernice Andoe, of
the home; two sons, Jimmy Dale Kirby and his wife, Jennifer, of Collinsville,
and Billy J. Andoe of Tulsa; two brothers, E.A. (Took) Kirby of Pryor ,and
Raymond S. (Cork) Kirby, of Eucha; one sister, Wanda M. West of Eucha;
one sister-in-law, Rosslean Kirby; four grandchildren, Joshua Jetton Kirby,
Jessica Grace Kirby, Nicholas Wayne Stallings, and Angela Nicol Stallings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Claude and A.E.
(Augie) Kirby, and Bernice's daughter, Carol Dee Stallings.
Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation.
Services were under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home,
KATHLEEN C. KIRTLEY
HOWARD, Kan. - Kathleen Cecil Kirtley passed away on Friday, April
27, 2001 at the Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kan. She was 77, a resident
of Howard, Kan., formerly of Grove. Kay, as she was known, was born on
January 31, 1924 at Dodge, Okla. to Curtis and Jewel Alice (Graham) Wright.
She attended elementary school in Dodge and high school in Grove.
Kay married Joe David Potter and to this union was born two daughters
and one son. This marriage later ended. On August 25, 1963, she married
Lewis Scott Kirtly at Grove. They made their home in Grove where Kay was
employed by a nursing home as a certified nurse assistant. Mr. Kirtley
preceded her in death on December 2, 1985. Kay remained a resident of Grove
until moving to Howard in September of 1996 to be near her family.
She was a member of the Flint Hills Assembly of God in Howard.
She is survived by her son, Joe Potter of Choctaw, Okla.; her daughters,
Linda Kay Chapman of Howard, and Janey McDonald of Elk Falls; her sister,
Dean Lewis of Augusta; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the
Bud Fields Cemetery in Dodge, Okla. with Pastor Robin Haines of the Flint
Hills Assembly of God in Howard officiating. A memorial has been established
with the Flint Hills Assembly of God. Contributions may be left with the
funeral home. The funeral arrangements are being made with the Zimmerman
Funeral Home of Howard.
EVA E. KLAUS
COMMERCE, Okla. - Eva E. Klaus of Commerce died Saturday, April 21,
2001 at Baptist Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness. She was
92. Mrs. Klaus was born at Exeter, Mo. on August 20, 1908 to Robert and
Flora (Knight) Long. She married Henry (Buck) Klaus at Jay on November
11, 1929. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1951. She was a homemaker.
She had lived in Commerce since 1995, coming from Miami. She was baptized
at Old Baptist Church on July 23, 1927 and was a member there.
She is survived by a son and his wife, Douglas and Harriett Klaus,
of Afton; a sister, Jean Bruner, of Locust Grove; two grandchildren, Allen
Klaus and wife, Barbara, of Okmulgee, and Melanie Blankenship of Miami,
Okla.; four great-grandchildren; seven nieces, and two nephews. She was
also preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Trinity
Southern Baptist Church of Afton, with Rev. Clyde Stilley and Rev. Tony
Randol officiating. Pallbearers will be Henry Frellick, E.J. Markes, Dan
Fisher, Charley Gibson, Phil Oakley and John Shaw. The Men's Bible Class
will serve as honorary pallbearers. Burial will follow at Rolston Cemetery
on Monkey Island. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Adcock
Funeral Home of Afton. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested the
memorials be made to the Trinity Southern Baptist Church Cabin Fund. Arrangements
are provided through Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.
ELIZABETH A. KRAUSE
JAY, Okla. - Elizabeth A. Krause of Jay died Tuesday, April 24, at
Grove General Hospital. She was 61.
Mrs. Krause was a computer specialist for Fabricut Inc. in Tulsa. She
was a 1956 graduate of Central High School in Tulsa and a First Class Girl
Scout. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
She is survived by her husband, Leslie Krause, of the home; one daughter,
Anita Krause Davis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Kenneth A. Krause,
of Broken Arrow, Okla., and four grandchildren.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Ocker Memorial Chapel
in Van Buren, Ark. Interment will be at the Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam,
PATRICK BLAINE KUNKLER
NORMAN, Okla. - Patrick Blaine Kunkler, 23, of Norman, died Friday,
May 25, in Mustang, Okla.
Memorial Services will be held at the Independent Baptist Church in
Grove at 10:30 a.m. June 22. Arrangements are with Havenbrook Funeral Home,
Mr. Kunkler was born March 20, 1978 at Gravette, Ark., the son of Leon
Gale and Anne Charlene Russell Kunkler. He attended high school at Afton,
Mr. Kunkler went to Norman in 1995 from Afton. He graduated from Snyder
Truck Driving Center, receiving his truck driving license.
He attended The Church of the Rock in Norman where he was active with
the church basketball team.
Mr. Kunkler was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ivan Richard Russell.
He is survived by his parents of the home; sons Sloan and Slade Kunkler;
paternal grandparents Russell and Ila Jean Kunkler of Joplin, Mo.; maternal
grandmother Ethel Lewis of Grove; a sister, Damaris Kunkler, of Norman,
and a brother, Lindell Kunkler, of Pittsburg, Kan.
LOUIS BENJAMAN KYLE
GROVE - Louis Kyle, age 92, died at his home after a sudden illness.
The son of Daniel M. and Katherine (Gurland) Kyle, he was born on January
9, 1909 in Festus, Mo. Louis was a member of the Moose Lodge in Grove.
He worked as a machinist for McDonald Douglas and Boeing for 25 years,
retiring at age 65 in 1984.
Survivors are: two children, Daniel Murry Kyle and Ila Lou Robbins;
a brother, Ed Kyle Sr., and two grandsons, David and Daniel Kyle.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 24, in the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home. The interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sand Springs.
The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home
MAYME RUTH KYSER
MIAMI, Okla. - Mayme Ruth Kyser died at 5:30 Monday, October 22, 2001
at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness. She was
80. Kyser was born June 2, 1921 at Welch, Okla., to Will and Vina (Grimm)
Ritchel. She had lived most of her life in this area except when she and
her late husband, Eugene W. Kyser, moved to California in 1957, they returned
in 1968. Mrs. Kyser had worked while in California in production work in
factories, but when she returned to Miami she worked as a health care provider
for several families in Miami. Mrs. Kyser was a member of the Community
of Christ Church and also the Bethany Christian Church of Miami. She married
Eugene W. Kyser on December 8, 1938 at Commerce, Okla., he preceded her
in death on April 24, 1993.
Survivors include: a daughter, Sue A. Kyser, High Springs, Fla.; a
sister, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Miami; seven nephews and two nieces. Funeral
services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at the Community
of Christ Church, East B.J. Tunnell and E. Street Northeast, with elders
Robert Kyser and Rick Adams officiating, assisted by the Rev. Fred Rohlfs.
Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery. The family will receive friends
at the funeral home from 5 until 6 p.m. Wednesday.