|Albert Almon Clark
Albert Almon Clark, resident of Ponca City, died Tuesday evening, Nov.
28, 2000, at the Shawn Manor Nursing Center. He was 84.
A graveside service will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. in Riverside
Cemetery in Elizabethtown, N.Y., with the Rev. Ted Monica, pastor of Church
of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated
Monday, Dec. 4. at 11 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kenneth
L. Armstrong, rector, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction
of the Trout Funeral Home.
Albert Almon Clark was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Elizabethtown, N.Y., the
son of Virgil Stanton and Stella Mae Patterson Clark. He graduated from
Elizabethtown High School and attended Gettsyburg (Pa.) College, graduating
in 1941. He was a loyal member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
He was drafted in to the U.S. Army and attended officers candidate
school for the air corps. He was sent to New Guinea, where he stayed for
2 1/2 years. He then was transferred to the Philippines before returning
home. In November of 1946, he married Phyllis Robinson, who died in 1971.
In February of 1973, he married Constance Cleary in Ponca City. They
lived in Plattsburg, N.Y., where he was counselor for the school system.
He spent summers in Underwood Club, New Russia, N.Y., where he was president
in the late 1970s. He retired in 1975. He retired from the U.S. Air Force
reserve in 1968 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Surviving include his wife of the home; a stepdaughter, Deborah Cleary
of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Marguerite Pratt of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; and
a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 109 N. Thirteenth,
Ponca City, Okla. 74601 or to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 N. Union, Suite
103, Ponca City, Okla. 74601.
Katie Elizabeth Yerger
Katie Elizabeth Yerger, infant daughter of Wayne and Paula Yerger,
died Nov. 29, 2000, in Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are with McGilley
State Line Chapel in Kansas City, Mo. Friends are welcome to visit at the
Katie was born in Blackwell on Nov. 28, 2000. She is survived by her
parents and a sister, Kristyn of Ponca City.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas
City, Mo. 64108.
Bobby Ray Simmons
NEWTON, Kan. — Bobby Ray Simmons, former resident of Ponca City and
resident of Newton, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Newton, Kan.
He was 77.
A memorial service will be held in Ponca City at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
2, at the Northeast Baptist Church with visitation between 2 and 3 p.m.
at the church. The funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in
the Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Rev. Dr. Larry
Nigh of Ponca City and the Rev. Jay Lewis of Newton, Kan., officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Bobby Ray Simmons was born April 1, 1923, in Henrietta, Texas, the
son of Hughly and Pearl Poteet Simmons. He received his bachelor of science
degree from Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Texas, and his masters of business
administration from the University of Missouri. On June 28, 1945, he married
Bonnie Sue “Susie” Tannahill.
Bob was in the U.S. Army Air Force as a B-17 pilot during World War
II, serving from 1943 through 1945. He also served in the U.S. Air Force
during the Korean War in 1951 and 1952.
Employed as credit manager for Conoco Inc., he retired from Conoco
in 1985 after 36 years of service. He resided in Ponca City from 1973 to
1998, where he was active in the Northeast Baptist Church. He was active
in the Immanuel Baptist Church while residing in Newton, Kan., achieving
the title of Deacon Emeritus.
He was survived by his wife, Susie of the home; two sons, John Simmons
and his wife Ligia of Lawrence, Kan., and Michael Simmons and his wife
April of Noble, Okla.; a daughter, Anita McLeod and her husband Ken of
Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and four nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Northeast Baptist
Church, 2200 Pecan, Ponca City, Okla. 74604.
Oleta L. Gonterman
Oleta L. Gonterman, longtime resident of Ponca City, died Wednesday
evening, Nov. 29, 2000, at Oklahoma City. She was 86.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at the First
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Ramsey presiding. Burial will be at the
IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Oleta Lorene Easky Gonterman was born Nov. 18, 1914, at Leach, Okla.,
the daughter of Eli Easky and Fannie Edwards Easky. She was married to
Raymond “Ray” Gonterman on July 5, 1932, at Claremore with the couple establishing
their home in Ponca City. Mr. Gonterman preceded her in death on Nov. 17,
The couple purchased the Pine Street Service Station in 1945 before
building the Pioneer Service Station and Car Wash on North Fourteenth in
1951. They also owned the Pioneer Liquor Store. The couple also operated
a Guernsey Dairy farm from 1934 to 1969.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women’s
Guild. In earlier years, she was active in the PTA. Her enjoyments were
her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending the National Finals
Rodeo and the 101 Ranch Rodeo as well as other rodeos.
She is survived by her daughter, Terri Whiting and husband Ray of Ponca
City; two granddaughters, Julie Fleming and Krista Barnett, both of Ponca
City; two great-grandsons, Raymond Bryce Fleming and Steven Lee Fleming,
both of Ponca City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband;
and two sisters, Eula “Poke” Hadden and Hiawatha Easky.
Casket bearers will be Loyd Hittle, Wallace Kinzie, Don Evans, Dave
Wesbrook, Dane Pryse and Bob Barnett. Honorary casket bearer will be Dr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North
Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Okla. 74601.
The family will be at 2712 Lake Road.
Lois Lanier, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend,
died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2000, at Westminster Village, Ponca City.
She was 90.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at
the Fairfax Cemetery. The Rev. George Weston, First Christian Church, Fairfax,
will preside. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Lanier was born July 13, 1910, in Texarkana, Texas, the second
of four daughters of Mr. And Mrs. O.D. Akin. After graduating high school
in New Boston, Texas, she married George Hoskins Eubank on Dec. 26, 1930.
Together, they were blessed with two sons, George David Eubank of Ponca
City and Robert Dan Eubank, Houston, Texas. Her husband preceded her in
death in 1961.
On February 19, 1966, she married James Wever Lanier and was blessed
to add to her family his two sons, James Wever Lanier Jr. of Alvin, Texas,
and Dr. Jeffrey Day Lanier, Houston, Texas.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Lanier devoted herself to her family and
her faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her
sisters, Elriece Davis and Edna Akin.
She is survived by her four sons; her sister, Dorothy Martindale of
New Boston, Texas; her daughters-in-law, Mrs. George (Virginia) Eubank,
Ponca City, Mrs. Robert Dan (Carolyn) Eubank, Houston, Mrs. James (Frances)
Lanier, Alvin, Texas, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Margaret) Lanier, Houston; her
beloved grandchildren, David and Sharon Eubank, Ponca City, Jeffrey Eubank,
Austin, Texas, Jim and Pattie Landriault, Alvin, Texas, Bob and Patti Eubank,
Dallas, Texas, Bill Eubank, Houston, Texas, Chris and Rachel Gillett, Houston,
Texas, Jeffrey Lanier, New York City; her beloved great-grandchildren,
Audrey, David and Katherine Eubank, Ponca City, Anna Catherine and Alexander
Eubank, Dallas, Brett and Mac Landriault, Alvin, Texas, Christopher and
Margaret Elizabeth Gillet, Houston, Texas; and her nephew, John Michael
Martindale, his wife, Doreen, and their sons, Chris, Jeff and Mike Martindale,
There will be a visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2000,
at Grace Memorial Chapel, 2016 North 14th Street, Ponca City.
Jack A. Snider
Jack A. Snider, 1201 El Camino, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 81.
The funeral will be Saturday, 11 a.m. in the First Christian Church
with the Rev. Kent Dorsey, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven
Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Trout Funeral Home.
Born Feb. 13, 1919, at Russellville, Okla., he was the son of Emmett
Edward Snider and Ethel Elizabeth Hooks. He graduated from high school
at Crowder, Okla.
On Oct. 31, 1942 he married the former Betty Lee Jane Wilson in Ponca
City. The couple moved to McAlester before returning to Ponca City in 1945.
He was employed as an auto mechanic.
Jack was a member of the First Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Betty, of the home; a son, Mel Snider of Enid;
a daughter, Cheryl and her husband John Moore, Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren,
Molly Smith and her husband Brad of Albuquerque, N.M., Heidi Moore of Portland,
Ore., Stuart Moore of Portland, Ore., and Hilary Batterson and her husband
Mike of Tulsa; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Batterson; and a brother,
Jim Snider of McAlester.
Casket bearers will be nephews E.J. Wilson, Kenneth Wilson, Delbert
Grassman, Charles Condit, Jerry Snider, and Jerry Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 210 N. Fifth Street,
Ponca City, Okla. 74601.
The family will be at the home, 1201 El Camino.
Neva Lorene McVicker Logan
BLACKWELL— Neva Lorene McVicker Logan, longtime Blackwell resident,
died Friday, March 30, 2001, at her home. She was 87.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Roberts
Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Keirn of the Ponca City Grand Avenue Church
of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery under
the direction of Roberts and Son Funeral Home.
Neva Lorene McVicker Logan was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Woodward, the
daughter of Everett and Blanche McVicker. She grew up on the Hennessey
area and graduated from Pioneer High School. She married Clarence Robert
Loga,n Dec. 2, 1933, in Enid and they made their first home in the Hennessey
area. They moved to Deer Creek in 1947. In 1988 they moved to Blackwell,
where they remained. She was a longtime member of the Deer Creek Methodist
Church and the First United Methodist Church of Blackwell.
Survivors include two sons, Clarence Robert Logan Jr. and Carl Loyd
Logan of Ponca City; three daughters, Virginia Rose McCollom of Roosevelt,
Okla.; Mary Ann Jennings of Tuttle; and Janet Marie Trenary of Blackwell;
12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Ernest, Byron,
William, Clinton McVicker and an infant brother; one sister, Lois Bailey;
one grandson and one great-grandson.
Casket bearers will be Brent Logan, Randal Logan, Jennings, Brad Logan,
Rick McCollom, Jay Trenary, Brian Logan, Mark Jennings, and Joey Trenary.
Alene Shufelberger, former Newkirk and Ponca City resident, died Friday
afternoon, Mar. 30, 2001, at the Shawn Manor Nursing Home. She was 82.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Newkirk Cemetery
under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Alene (Boxley) Shufelberger was born Dec.19, 1918, at Kaw City, the
daughter of Jesse Boxley and Nellie (Newberry) Boxley. She attended the
Little Beaver School near Kaw City. She was employed many years at the
Newkirk Grocery Store. She enjoyed shopping, traveling and being with people.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Leo Frank
(Buck) Belair, Allen Wilson and Chris Shufelberger; five brothers, Virgil
Boxley, Besil Boxley, Glenn Boxley, Emmett Boxley and Otto Boxley; six
sisters, Zela Aney, Zeta Cook, Veta Lyons, Nomy Reaves, Georgianna Grimley
and Opal Grimley.
Jon Dale Hasselbring
NEWKIRK — Jon Dale “Tooter” Hasselbring, longtime Newkirk area resident,
died Friday night, March 30, 2001, at his home in Newkirk. He was 64.
The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 in Christ’s Church
with the Rev. Craig Ortwein, the Rev. Gale Rider and the Rev. Mike Sweetman
officiating. Burial is to follow in Newkirk Cemetery under the direction
of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service. The body will lie in state Sunday from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The casket will
not be opened at the church.
The son of John and Ethel (Little) Hasselbring, he was born Nov. 2,
1936, in Estancia, NM. In 1941 he moved with his family to Newkirk where
he grew up and received his education, graduating from high school with
the class of 1957. He then began working for Goldenstern in Ponca City,
and later he became employed at Atlas Tank in Tonkawa. In 1961 he was employed
by Apco-Total and had retired in September 1996, after 35 years with the
On Oct. 30, 1960, he and Sharon Mae Helsel were married in Arkansas
City, and they made their home there until January 1969 when they moved
to Newkirk to raise their family.
He was a member of Christ’s Church in Newkirk. He so loved his family,
grandchildren, woodworking, camping, working outdoors and church activities.
He is survived by his lovely wife, Sharon; his three children and their
spouses, Shelly and Phil Kemmerer of Little Elm, Texas, Charles and Tammy
Hasselbring of Rustenburg, South Africa, and Leigh Anne and Clint Johnston
of Newkirk; his eight grandchildren, Dusty Thompson, Angel Ariel, Levi
and Taner Kemmerer and Kayla, Audrey and Jaycee Johnston; his brothers
and sisters, Colleen Pappan of Stillwater, Dannie Hasselbring of Peckham,
Emogene Kay, Betty Turner, Elmer Hasselbring, Patsy Rowe and Helen Meloy,
all of Newkirk; and a great number of nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one half brother
and one grandson.
Those serving as casket bearers are Joe Clark, Danny Sampson, Gene
Orlaingor, Leslie Johnston, Harry Wayne Johnston, Travis Locke, Wesley
Wood, Carl Riley and Rich McHaffie.
A memorial fund has been established with Hospice of Ponca City.
Contributions may be made in Mr. Hasselbring’s memory through Eastman
National Bank, Box 468, Newkirk 74647-0468.
Neil Smith, longtime Ponca City resident, died Thursday morning, March
29, 2001, in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 85.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grace Memorial Chapel
with the Rev. J.D. Ward, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial, with Full Military Honors by U.S. Navy of Wichita, Kan., will follow
in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Kan., under the direction of Grace Memorial
Born Olen Neil Smith on March 13, 1916, in Wauneta, Kan., he was the
son of Matt A. and Dorothy Lee (Myers) Smith. He grew up and attended schools
in Cedar Vale, Kan., graduating in 1933. On June 16, 1937, Neil and the
former Laura Lucile Foust were united in marriage in Independence, Kan.,
and they made their first home in Caney, Kan. In July of 1941, the couple
moved to Ponca City and Neil joined Conoco. On April 26, 1944, he was inducted
into the U.S. Navy and served in the Philippines during World War II. Upon
returning to Ponca City he rejoined Conoco. During his 37 year career with
Conoco he served in Kansas, Idaho and Texas, as well as Oklahoma. He was
an operations foreman in Ponca City when he retired on April 1,1978. He
was a member of the First United Methodist Church. His hobbies were woodworking,
fishing and camping.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lucile, of the home; one son,
Richard N. Smith, and wife, Donna, of Sulphur, Louisiana; two grandchildren,
Melissa Kay and Melinda Rae; and one brother, James C. Smith of Borger,
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Max.
The family will be at 1313 West Chestnut Avenue to receive friends.
Doris Irene Shafer
CRESCENT — Doris Irene Shafer, Crescent resident, died Friday, March
30, 2001, at Edmond Regional Hospital in Edmond. She was 81.
The funeral will be held at the Smith Memorial Chapel in Crescent at
2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. John E. Randell of Oaktree Assembly of God
Church of Edmond officiating. Burial will follow in Victor Cemetery in
Mulhall under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Guthrie.
Doris Irene Shafer was born on Oct. 24, 1919, in Waterloo, the daughter
of Albert and Ethel Major.
Survivors include six sons, Glen Shafer, and wife Angie, of Ponca City,
Albert Shafer, and wife Maxine, of Houston, Texas, Alan Shafer, and wife
Pat, of Wellston, Roy Shafer, and wife Glenda, of Ponca City, Arnold Shafer,
and wife Patsy, of Perry, and Ivan Shafer of the home; two daughters, Ruth
Wolf and husband Paul of Guthrie, and Fern Elmore and husband Loy Don of
Crescent; two brothers, Ernest Major of Del City and Virgil Major of Orlando;
two sisters, Hazel Wright of Guthrie and Tillie Humphries of Crescent;
a daughter-in-law, Ronda Mae Shafer of McAlester; seventeen grandchildren
and nineteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen Shafer;
one son, Neal Shafer; one brother; one sister; and one grandson.
Allen Franklyn WhiteCloud
Allen Franklyn "Chebon" WhiteCloud, former Red Rock resident, died
Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa. He was 50.
The traditional Indian feast will be as noon Monday, Dec. 2, 1996,
in the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cultural Center. Burial will be in the Otoe-Missouria
Tribal Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home. A prayer service
will be held at 7 p.m.
WhiteCloud was born April 10, 1946, in Perry, to Douglas and Rena (Gray)
WhiteCloud. He graduated from McClain High School in Tulsa in 1964. He
attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan., and Okmulgee Tech, Okmulgee,
where he graduated with a double major. He had been employed with Phomac
Plastic Engineering. WhiteCloud had worked as shipping and receiving clerk
with Sheridan Skyline East in Tulsa, and at one time was an x-ray technician.
He was baptized at Cedar Creek Church near Coweta, and in 1961, at the
age of 15, he was ordained as a deacon.
He is survived by his mother, Rena; three brothers: Chink, Johnny and
Nakose; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
father in January, 1994.
Francis Marion Mowdy
WICHITA - Francis Marion Mowdy died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996, in Wichita,
Kan. He was 80.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Baptist
Church in Wichita under the direction of the Broadway Mortuary, Inc. of
Mowdy was a retired Cessna Aircraft structural engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mowdy; two sons, Frank Mowdy of
Wichita and Stan Mowdy of Conway, Ark.; one daughter Elizabeth Mowdy of
Ashburn, Va.; two brothers, John Mowdy and Hill Mowdy, both of Ponca City.
He was also survived by four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.
Ted L. Frick
NEWKIRK - Ted L. Frick, longtime Newkirk resident, died Saturday afternoon,
Nov. 30, 1996, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 65. Survivors
include his wife, Gracie of Newkirk. Arrangements are pending and will
be announced by Miller-Stahl Funeral Home.
Joy Dean Sears
Joy Dean Sears, Ponca City resident, died Friday evening, Nov. 29,
1996 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She was 64. Survivors include
her husband, Cecil, of their home. Arrangements are pending with Grace
Memorial Chapel of Ponca City.
Alice Pearl Grantham
Graveside services will be held for Alice Pearl Grantham Tuesday, Dec.
3, 1996 at 2 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery in Kaw City. Services will be under
the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Teddy Leroy Frick
NEWKIRK - Teddy Leroy "Ted" Frick longtime Newkirk resident died early
Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30, 1996, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
in Ponca City. He was 65.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller-Stahl Funeral
Service Chapel with the Rev. J. Craig Ortwein, minister of Newkirk Christ
Church, officiating. Burial is to follow in Grandview Cemetery, Kaw City,
under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service.
Teddy Leroy "Ted" Frick was born Dec. 7, 1930, the son of Charlie Leroy
and Leona Gladys (Wright) Kelly in Mervine. At age one, his father died
and he was raised by his step-father and took his name. He grew up and
received his education in the Kaw City area, except for short periods of
time, when the family lived in Caldwell, Kan., and Atoka. After leaving
school he worked on area farms and later worked as a mechanic for the Chevrolet
Garage and ran the projection booth for the movie theater in Kaw City.
He was married to Etha Rose Martin in 1952 in Newkirk and the couple
established their home in Ponca City. Frick was employed by Al Neville
in his lumber yard and on his farms. He later was employed for a short
time by Wayne Bristow in his body shop. Frick then moved back to Newkirk
where he was employed as a mechanic for the Chevrolet dealership, and remained
there through several owners. In 1961 he opened his own business, Ted's
On May 25, 1964, he was married to Gracie Harper Byrd in Bartlesville
and the couple established their home in Newkirk. Frick continued to operate
his business until ill health forced his retirement in 1982. He enjoyed
singing and playing the guitar, mostly for his own enjoyment, but on occasion
filled-in at dances. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Gracie, of the home; one son, David Wayne
Byrd of Newkirk; two daughters, Jerhonda Kay Wanko of Newkirk and Roselie
L. Redford of Augusta, Kan.; his stepparents, Jim and Lillian Frick Creason
of Newkirk; one sister, June Martin of Ponca City; a cousin with whom he
was raised, J.C. McCune of Newkirk; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his natural parents; a step-father; and one
sister, Wanda Joan Frick.
Casket bearers will be grandsons, Kirk Brown, Christopher Redford,
Bobby Redford, Zack Byrd, Mike Peevy and Lance Owen. Honorary bearers will
be Jerry Evans, Bill Southern, Charles Houser, Keith Locke and Clifford
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Frick's name to the Newkirk
Preschool, c/o Eastman National Bank, P.O. Box 468, Newkirk, OK 74647.
The family will be at 516 North H Street, Newkirk, Tuesday.
Ineva May Reinking
BLACKWELL - Ineva May Reinking, lifelong Blackwell-Nardin area resident,
died Saturday evening, Nov. 30, 1996, at the Blackwell Regional Hospital.
She was 85.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackwell First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Ryser, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Nardin under the direction of Roberts
and Son Funeral Home of Blackwell.
Ineva May (Hall) Reinking was born Sept. 9, 1911, in Nardin, the daughter
of Harry E. and Ida F. (Braden) Hall. She grew up in Nardin, attending
Prairie Home and Nardin High School
On June 25, 1929, she was married to Jesse Martin Reinking in Winfield,
Kan., and the couple established their home in Nardin. They moved to Blackwell
in 1941. Mrs. Reinking was a homemaker and was a member of Blackwell First
United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women
and Kum Dbl Sunday School Class. She also taught Sunday School classes
there when her children were small.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Sharon) Mason of Bartlesville
and Mrs. Dale (Eva) Wooderson of Blackwell; one sister, Gloria Ann Hall
of Blackwell; one brother, Dean Hall of Blackwell; five grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on
May 5, 1961; her parents; one brother, Lorin Hall; and one sister, Hazel
Casket bearers will be Steve Wooderson, Kyle Wooderson, Drew Wooderson,
James Finch, Garlan Terry and Darrell Reese. Honorary bearers will be Ray
Turvey, Ed Dwinell, Earl Tolle, John Bontz and Frank Reese.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Reinking's name to the First
United Methodist Church, c/o Roberts Funeral Home, 120 West Padon, Blackwell,
Joy Dean Sears
Joy Dean Sears, Ponca City resident, died Friday evening, Nov. 29,
1996, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She was 64.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Memorial Chapel
with the Rev. Doug Scott officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Joe
Muniz. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Joe Dean (Holloway) Sears was born April 21, 1932 in Rosedale, Ark.,
the daughter of Harry and Oatha (Quinton) Holloway. She received her early
education in the Morrow, Ark., area.
She was married to Cecil M. Sears on April 30, 1946, in Columbus, Kan.,
and the couple established their first home in Yakima, Wash. They moved
to Ponca City in February 1956, then later to Ventura, Calif. in 1968.
They moved back to Ponca City in 1993. Mrs. Sears was a homemaker most
of her life and in earlier years, enjoyed craft painting. She was a member
of the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church of Ponca City.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil, of the home; one son, Garyon
C. of Ponca City; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Phyllis R.) McKay of Ponca
City, Mrs. Leroy (Sandra L.) Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Carl
(Nancy K.) Thornton of Ventura, Calif; her mother, Oatha Harrison of Fayetteville,
Ark.; one half-brother, Harry Leon Holloway of rural Fayetteville, Ark.;
six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one nephew and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her father and one grandson.
Casket bearers will be L.D. Sears, Kevin Sears and Bill Punches and
grandsons, Jason Miller, Matthew Anderson and Mark McKay.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joy Dean Sears, to
the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church, 114 North Oak, Ponca City, OK
The family will be at 2321 Glenmore Place.
Alice Pearl Grantham
Alice Pearl Grantham, former Ponca City resident, died Thursday, Nov.
28, 1996, at Castle Garden Nursing Home, North Glenn, Colo. She was 96.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandview
Cemetery at Kaw City, with the Rev. Warren Smith, Winfield, Kan., officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City.
Alice Pearl Grantham was born Nov. 12, 1900, near Cambridge, Kan.,
the daughter of William and Laura (Miller) Correll.
She was married to Ira Kenneth "Babe" Grantham on May 25, 1918, at
Newkirk, and the couple established their first home in El Dorado Kan.
They moved to the Fritch, Texas, area in the early 1930s then lived in
Elkhart, Kan., from 1961 to 1979. In 1979, they moved to Ponca City. After
the death of her husband in 1992, Mrs. Grantham moved to the Brighton,
Colo., Community. Mrs. Grantham was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Bob Grantham of Brighton, Colo.; three grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by two brothers and one sister.
Doris S. Yeary
PAWHUSKA - Doris S. Yeary, former Ponca City-Marland area resident
died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 at her home in Pawhuska. She was 75. The funeral
has been set for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pawhuska First Christian Church
under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska.
Francis Marion Mowdy
Funeral to be held at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Baptist Church in Wichita,
Kan. Arrangements are under the direction of Broadway Mortuary of Wichita,