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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 family home. 
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, 1989. 
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. Bob Gibson. 
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
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, Richardson, Texas. 
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
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 company. 
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
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 Chapel. 
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, Texas. 
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 Wichita.
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 Auto Repair.
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 Lawrence.
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 Reese.
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, OK 74631.

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 74601.
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, Kan.


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