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RONN INLOW
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.

JOE INMAN
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 OHP.
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 at Tulsa.
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 of Pryor.
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 Baptist Church.
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 Springs, Ark.

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, Bryan Stebbins.
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, Mo.

ARLINE JOHNSON
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 Genevieve Lefler.
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 military rites. 
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, Nev.
Local arrangements are through Adcock Funeral Home of Afton. Funeral services will be at Metcalf Mortuary, located at St. George, Utah.

ELMO JOSEPH
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 18, 1951.
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 and nieces.
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.

ANDY KING
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 Home.

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 grandchildren. 
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, Jay.

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, Ark.

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, Norman.
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, Okla.
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 in Grove.

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.


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