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Mary Elizabeth Herde Bachman 
BILLINGS - Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Herde Bachman, mother of Lila Logan of Ponca City died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, in Enid. She was 79.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Billings First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Dark officiating. Burial will be in the Billings (Okla.) Union Cemetery under the direction of Sisson Funeral Home, Billings.
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" (Chapman) Herde Bachman was born Sept. 8, 1917, in El Reno, the daughter of Mark and Mattie (Henderson) Chapman. She grew up there and graduated from El Reno High School.
On June 20, 1939, she was married to Arnold Herde in Enid and the couple established their home in the rural Billings area. She was active in community organizations and women's clubs and had been employed with the Billings School system, Noble Dry Goods and the Billings Fairchild Center. She owned and operated the Apple Ceramic Shop and enjoyed working with all types of crafts.
She was married to Alfred L. Bachman on May 22, 1986 and the couple made their home in rural Henrietta, Texas. After the death of Mr. Bachman she moved back to Billings in 1996 to make her home.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. David (Willie) Hale of Shawnee Mission, Kan. and Mrs. Larry (Lila) Logan of Ponca City one sister, Edna Lucas of LaMesa, Calif.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband in October 1974; her second husband in March 1996; and her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bachman's name to the Billings Ambulance Fund, c/o Sisson Funeral Homes, 101 South Pearl Street, Billings, OK 74630.

Tommie Louise Tomblin 
CASSVILLE, Mo. - Tommie Louise Tomblin, former Ponca City-Fairfax area resident, died Saturday morning, Nov. 30 1996, at St. Johns Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was 72.
The funeral was to be held today at 2 p.m. at the Cassville, (Mo.,) First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Reed and the Rev. Sid Allsbury officiating. Burial was to be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville.
Tommie Louise, (High) Tomblin was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Fairfax, the daughter of James Thomas and Myrtle (Sikes) High. She graduated from Fairfax High School.
She was married to Maurice Wayne Tomblin on Sept. 23, 1946, in Winfield, Kan., and the couple lived in Ponca City and Hutchinson, Kan., before establishing their home in Cassville in 1964. She and her husband purchased Brown Jewelry in Cassville that same year and operated the business as Tomblin Jewelry. She was a member of the Cassville First Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Chloe Nell Epperly and Dana Sue Kammerlohr, both of Cassville; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 22, 1986; one stillborn son, Thomas Wayne Tomblin; and her parents.
Casket bearers will be Charles Epperly, Cody Epperly, Chip Kammerlohr, Hank Lowe, Kent Stephenson and Steve Reid. Honorary bearers will be Bill Davis, Mac Leod, and Johnny Reid.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barry County DARE Program, c/o Williamson Funeral Home, P.O. box 544, Cassville, MO, 65625.

Doris Florence Yeary 
PAWHUSKA - Doris Florence (Kerns) Yeary, former Marland area resident, died at her home in Pawhuska, Sunday Dec. 1, 1996. She was 75.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pawhuska First Christian Church with the Rev. Ronald Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Ponca City under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Directors of Pawhuska.
Doris Florence (Kerns) Yeary was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Marland, the daughter of Albert Raymond and Millie Viola (Foreman) Kerns Sr. She grew up and attended schools in the Marland area.
On July 2, 1942, she was married to Jesse Gordon Yeary in Bay City, Texas, and the couple moved to Pawhuska in January 1946. Mrs. Yeary was employed as a sales clerk and later as secretary of the Pawhuska First Christian Church before her retirement. She and her husband were owners of Gordon's Jewelry and Watch Repairs in Pawhuska from 1957 to 1985. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Yeary of Arlington, Texas and David Yeary of Tulsa; two daughters, Janice Yeary Dunn and Gordonna Yeary Sucky, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Thelma A. Johnson of Ponca City and Velma A. Craighead of Woodward; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends in the Marland area. She was preceded in death by her husband in March 1989; her parents; and one brother, Albert Kerns Jr.

Clark H. Miller 
NEWKIRK - Clark H. Miller, longtime Newkirk area resident, died Monday night, Dec. 2, 1996, at St. Anthony's Hospital, Oklahoma City. He was 82.
The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Newkirk First Christian Church with the Rev. Virgil Swift, minister of Ponca City Crestview Baptist Church and the Rev. Dennis Wildman, minister of the Kildare Baptist Church officiating. Burial is to follow in the Newkirk Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service, Newkirk.
Clark H. Miller was born, June 28, 1914, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Carl Otis and Rosetta Johanna (Balster) Miller. At an early age, he moved with his family to a location east of Newkirk, just south of the land his grandfather obtained in the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run. He grew up in the area and attended Mound Valley Rural School and graduated from Newkirk High School in 1933. During his senior year, he served as State Assistant Vice President of FFA and attended spring baseball camp for the St. Louis Cardinals. Shortly before graduation he received a shoulder injury in an accident which ended a possible career in baseball. After graduation he worked in the oil fields and on pipelines.
On Dec. 17, 1938, he was married to Berniece Pauline Wallace in Ponca City and the couple established their home east of Newkirk. Miller was employed by Harold "Shorty" Cline until 1944, when the family moved to a farm in the Pleasant View area. In addition to farming Miller began employment with Continental Oil Company in Ponca City. While working for the oil company, he served as pitcher for the baseball team, enabling the team to win several trophies. After his divorce from Rosetta Miller in 1952, he moved to Texas, where he worked in the oil fields.
On April 23, 1959, he was married to Francile Bowers in Lovington, N.M. and the couple established their home in Midland, Texas. In November 1960 the couple moved to Miller's boyhood home east of Newkirk and in May 1974 they moved into Newkirk following the completion of the Kaw Dam project. Miller was a member of the Kildare Baptist Church, Ponca City Lodge 1031, Loyal Order of Moose, Golden Agers, and the Over "60" Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, and whittling his own fishing plugs. He especially enjoyed visiting with his friends at the sale barn on Mondays.
Survivors include his wife, Francile of the Newkirk home; two daughters, Mrs. Jerald (June) Hurst of Bristow, and Mrs. Wallace (Margaret) Hasty of Bascom, Fla.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Apache (Joy) Adams of Alpine, Texas, and Mrs. Al (Jeanette) Perkins of San Antonio, Texas; one step-son, Don Garen of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Marvin and Leslie; one sister, Marie Neff; one grandson; and one step-grandson.
Casket bearers will be Charles Houser, Joe Brewer, Coy Brewer, Ted Chapman, Ray Glenny and Earnest Engleking.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Miller's name to the Newkirk High School FFA, c/o Miller-Stahl Funeral Service, P.O. Box 461, Newkirk, OK 74647.

Joseph Francis Thornton 
Joseph Francis Thornton, longtime Ponca City resident, died Monday evening, Dec. 2, 1996, at his home. He was 79.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Community Christian Church with the Rev. Wayne Majors, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Joseph Francis Thornton was born Oct. 29, 1917, near the Bar L Ranch in the Bressie Community. He was the son of Talbert "Cal" and Mae (Barnard) Thornton and grew up in the Marland area, receiving his education at Rein, Marland, and Peters schools.
On June 27, 1939, he was married to Anna Mae Levings in Perry and the couple made their home in Marland. Thornton was employed as maintenance man at Leche Laundry for 19 years, then was engaged in farming and custom hay cutting and hauling for more than 20 years. In later years he was employed as custodian for the Security Bank and Trust Co. and at Wal-Mart in Ponca City, where he earned several employee awards. Thornton was a member of the Community Christian Church. He enjoyed collecting model cars, working outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae, of the home; two sons, Orville Francis and George, both of Ponca City; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Barbara) Hargraves; one brother, Harold, of Blackwell; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one grandson.
Casket bearers will be Steve Thornton, Gerry Thornton, Kevin Lawson, Keith Lawson, Willy Hargraves and Pete Epperson. Honorary bearers will be John Hasenfratz, Floyd Cantrell, Henry Sisco, Bill Phillips, Larry Speakman, Leon Ward, Charlie Ross and Larry Hughes.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Thornton's name to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.
The family will be at the home.

Mildred O'Dessa Martin 
RALSTON - Mildred O'Dessa Martin, longtime Ralston resident, died Monday night, Dec. 2, 1996, at Fairfax (Okla.) Memorial Hospital. She was 96.
The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Cemetery in Ralston with the Rev. George Weston officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, Fairfax.
Mildred O'Dessa (Armstrong) Martin was born Feb. 25, 1900 in Richwoods, Ark., the daughter of Sidney Lacargus and Laura Belle (Stringer) Armstrong. She attended schools at Mason, in Okfuskee County.
She was married to Monty Martin on Jan. 15, 1921, in Castle and they later moved to the Ralston area. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of the Ralston Federated Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Ralston Quilt Club and Ralston American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include four sons, Curtis Dale of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Jimmy Kenneth of Napa, Calif., Bobby G. of Newkirk and Jack of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; two daughters, Laura A. Gallett of Yuma, Ariz., and Monta Lu Renfro of Fairfax; one brother, Leo Armstrong of Tahlequah; two sisters, Eathel Morton of Fairfax and LaVern Little of Crystal City, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Monty on March 27, 1968; one daughter, Norma, in 1923; two grandsons; her parents; three brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Martin's name to the Ralston Bible Church, 201 South Sixth Street, Ralston, OK 74650.

Sue Lynn Kanady 
Sue Lynn Gassert Kanady, Ponca City resident, died at her home, Dec. 3, 1996. She was 55.
A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ponca City First Christian Church Chapel with the Rev. Charles Heyer and the Rev. Gerald Klaus, pastor, officiating. At her request, Mrs. Kanady's remains were donated to the Medical Center at the University of Oklahoma for research.
Sue Lynn (Hansen) Gassert Kanady was born Sept. 30, 1941, in Ponca City the daughter of Richard "Dick" and Ethmer "Mike" (Diener) Hansen. After graduation from Ponca City High School, where she was listed on the Po-Hi honor roll, she attended Women's College in Denton, Texas, and Oklahoma State University. She also attended the Blackwell Hospital School of Practical Nursing.
She was married to Robert L. Gassert in 1960 in Ponca City and later married Malcolm Kanady. During her nursing career, Mrs. Kanady was employed as coordinator for nursing excellence at Windsor Oxford Place in Coffeyville, Kan.; a field nurse for Health Care and a staff nurse at Mercy Hospital at Independence, Kan.; a nurse at St. Frances Regional Hospital in Wichita, Kan.; and as a staff nurse in coronary care at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She had also served as assistant director of nursing and director of Cardiology and the Pulmonary Departments at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Ponca City.
Mrs. Kanady was a member of the Church of the Brethren and the Alzheimer's Association, Chapter 0100. She is listed in the Marquies "Who's Who in American Nursing 1996-97."
Survivors include two sons, David Gassert of Independence, Kan., and Paul Kanady, Tulsa; three daughters, Marisu Gassert Trendel of Olathe, Kan., Donna Weaver Vineyard of Ponca City, and Rene Kanady Mason of Barstow, Calif.; her mother, Ethmer "Mike" Hansen of Ponca City; 11 grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father, one sister; one brother; and two aunts.
Mrs. Kanady requested no flowers be offered but that all remembrances be sent to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601; First Christian Church, P. O. Box 270, Ponca City, OK 74601; or to the Church of the Brethren, Billings, OK 74630.
The family will be at 844 North Fourth Street.

Harold R. Jones 
MORRISON - Harold R. Jones, former Ponca City resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was 69.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison (Okla.) Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Stein, officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Ponca City, at 3 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Harold R. Jones was born May 1, 1927, in Bucannon County, Mo., the son of Charley and Gladys (Burch) Jones. He attended schools in Missouri and Kansas and graduated from high school in Atchison, Kan. Jones served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48 in the Philippine Islands.
On Nov. 17, 1949, he was married to Kathleen Gardner in Troy, Kan., and the couple moved to Ponca City in 1959. Jones worked in the heating and air-conditioning business for several years before employment with Conoco Inc. The family moved to Morrison in 1975, where they established their present home. Jones was a member of the Morrison Christian Church, DAV, Christie Jones American Legion Post 343, and the Paralyzed Veterans. He enjoyed working on the computer, coin collecting, fishing and visiting with people.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, of the home in Morrison; one son, Larry of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Linda Nelson of Morrison and Lisa Groom of Round Rock, Texas; his parents, Roy and Gladys Filbert of Morrison; one brother, Roy Filbert of Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Charley Jones; and one infant granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Jones' name to the Morrison Christian Church, Stained Glass Window Fund, P.O. Box 69, Morrison, OK 73061 or to Muscular Dystrophy Foundation c/o Bank of Oklahoma-Lewis Center, P.O. Box 271, Tulsa, OK 74101.

Lester H. Parker 
Lester H. Parker, resident of Ponca City, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, 1996 at his home. He was 80.
The funeral service will be Friday, Dec. 6, 1996 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 2000 East Hubbard Road. The Rev. David L. Bigger, pastor of the church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Gerald Broadway of Independence, Kan. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery under direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Lester H. Parker was born Sept. 23, 1916 at Copan, Okla., the son of John W. Parker and Elva (Walker) Parker. He received his early education in the Copan Public Schools. He was united in marriage to Marjorie A. Moore on Aug. 22, 1938 at Bartlesville, and established their first home there.
The couple moved to Ponca City in 1950 at which time Mr. Parker began employment with Continental Oil Co. He retired from Continental in 1976 after 27 years of employment.
Mr. Parker enjoyed his farming and being with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie of the home; two sons, Donus and Gerald, both of Ponca City; one brother, Ernest of Bartlesville; three sisters, Alice Graham of Ponca City, Leoria Kimbley of Pampa, Texas and Margurette Rickard of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clarence, and a sister, Orleta Jackson.
Casket bearers will be Harold L. Parker, Jerry B. Parker, Jimmy McPherson, Kevin Kraemer and Ernest Mullins. Honorary bearers will be members of the Mountain Climbers Sunday School Class.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 2000 East Hubbard Road, Ponca City, OK 74604.
The family will be at 2917 Canterbury.

Clinton M. Gearhard 
BLACKWELL - Clinton M. Gearhard, resident of Blackwell, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at his residence. He was 78.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996 in Blackwell IOOF Cemetery. The Rev. Raymond Cooley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Blackwell will officiate. Members of the Blackwell American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the flag presentation.
Clinton M. Gearhard was born Oct. 6, 1918, in Blackwell, the son of Harry C. and Sarah Rebecca (Eudaily) Gearhard. He grew up in Blackwell and attended Blackwell public schools, graduating in 1938. He was a member of the 1937 state championship football team. Following graduation, he attended Temple University and Tulsa University on a football scholarship.
He married Erma Ruth Marshall on June 19, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pa., while he was working on a survey crew. He then entered the U.S. Marine corps and served in the South Pacific during world War II. Following his discharge, he returned to Blackwell and entered into business with his father in Gearhard Plumbing. He operated the business until 1982, when he retired. Erma Gearhard preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 1981.
On July 29, 1983, he was married to Thelma Welsh in Blackwell, where they established their home. He was a member of the Blackwell First United Methodist Church. Gearhard was an avid golfer and a member of Blackwell VFW, American Legion and Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Gearhard of Blackwell; one daughter, Julie Boersma of Stillwater; one step-son, John Welsh of Braman; one sister, Leota Hartman of Littleton, Colo.; and six grandchildren. In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Gearhard; and one sister, Bernice Bernadine Ward.

Hubert Lee Moulton 
Hubert Lee Moulton, former Ponca City resident was found dead at his home recently in Walnut Springs, Texas. He was 59.
A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ranch Drive Baptist Church, Ponca City, and burial will follow in the Longwood Cemetery, east of Ponca City. Lawson Funeral Home, of Meridian, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
Hubert Lee Moulton was born Oct. 4, 1937 in Ponca City, the son of Raymond and Myrtle (Blevins) Moulton. He attended TCJC in Fort Worth, Texas where he earned his associates degree in electronics.
He was married to Willie Mae Brown in Ponca and the couple made their home in Ponca City in the early 1950s. Moulton was employed as an auto mechanic and in TV and small appliance repair and maintenance as well as in insurance sales during his working years. He was married to Nancy May in 1970. He was a member of the Baptist church. Moulton enjoyed making jewelry, hand carving wood, fishing, music, and helping and visiting with people.
Survivors include three sons, Kenny, Ricky and Hubert Jr.; two daughters, Connie Moulton and Lee Anne Lounsbury; two brothers, Robert and Raymond; one sister, Rose Marie Lewis; and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Enise Ray.
The family will receive visitors at the Raymond Moulton Home, 306 South Ninth Street.

Fern B. Weber 
TONKAWA - Fern B. Weber, lifelong Tonkawa resident, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 1996, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Ponca City. She was 83.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Tonkawa First United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Kanary, pastor, and Dr. Eldon Moelling, minister of the Duncan First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery under the direction of McCafferty-Bolick Funeral Home.
Fern B. (Leffler) Weber was born Nov. 24, 1913 in Blackwell, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Stover) Leffler. She grew up and attended schools in Tonkawa, graduating from University Prepatory School (Now NOC). In 1930, she began her teaching career at Richland Rural School and later taught in other rural schools. During the summers she attended Central Oklahoma State Teacher College at Edmond.
On Jan. 12, 1946, she was married to Edward R. Weber at Kingfisher. Mrs. Weber taught in Tonkawa Public Schools at the elementary level and retired as principal of Washington Elementary School in the spring of 1980, completing a 50-year career. Mrs. Weber had been a member of the Tonkawa First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women. Other memberships included the National and Oklahoma Educational Associations, Retired Teachers Association, National English Teachers Association and she had served on the Tonkawa Library board for many years.
Survivors include one sister, Helen Pickard, and one brother, Kenneth Leffler, both of Tonkawa; two nieces; two nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 8, 1984; her parents; and one brother, Dean Leffler.
Casket bearers will be Ron Hodges, Vernray Humphries, John Baum, John McIntyre, Brandt Harris and Mike Owen. Honorary bearers will be Will Miller, Gib Mason, Bill Robinson, Gene LaFitte, Dr. Gerald O'Mealey and Dr. Paul K. Davis.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Weber's name to the Tonkawa First United Methodist Church; c/o McCafferty-Bolick Funeral Home, 400 East Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74637.

Alice Mae Rains 
BLACKWELL - Alice Mae Rains, Blackwell resident, died Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 1996, in the Blackwell Regional Hospital. She was 90.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hackler Funeral Home Memory Chapel in Blackwell. The Rev. Bill Kalfas, pastor of the Blackwell First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be in the Blackwell IOOF Cemetery.
Alice Mae (Fisher) Rains was born Jan. 4, 1906, in southwestern Texas, one of nine children born to William and Martha (Moody) Fisher. She moved to Oklahoma at the age of 15 with her family and settled in the Pawnee area.
On June 17, 1925, she was married to the Rev. Jess Leo Rains at Pawnee, and the couple shared in the Nazarene Church ministry in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. After her husband's retirement in 1976, the couple resided in Amarillo, Texas, until moving to Blackwell in 1983. Mrs. Rains was a member of the Blackwell First Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include nieces Kathryn Maxey of Bethany, Joyce Jones of Decatur, Texas, and Marian Rhoane of Lakeland, Fla.; nephews Earl Rains of Chelmsford, Mass, Bill Crites of Oklahoma City, and Everett Fisher of Hope, Ark.; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rains was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Jess Leo Rains, on Aug. 20, 1993; four sisters; four brothers; one niece and one nephew.
Casket bearers will be Bill Wente, Bob Jernigan, A.C. Pratt, Tom Spence, Ryan Martin, and Colbey Chittenden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of The Nazarene or the Blackwell Nutrition Center, c/o Hackler Funeral Home, 301 West Blackwell, Blackwell, OK. 74631.

Ellsworth Kemble 
Ellsworth "Chick" Kemble, Ponca City resident, died Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 1996, at the Blackwell Regional Hospital. He was 72.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Ponca Indian Cultural Center at White Eagle. The traditional Indian feast will begin at noon Sunday, at the Center, and the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Roughface will officiate. Burial will be in the Ponca Indian Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home, Ponca City.
Ellsworth "Chick" Kemble was born Feb. 20, 1924, in White Eagle, the son of Willie and Mary Horsechief (Eagle) Kemble. He attended Ponca City schools, White Eagle School, and graduated from Chilocco High School. Kemble served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
On July 23, 1947, he was married to Lucy Cornell in Newkirk. Kemble was employed at Boeing and the Coleman Company in Wichita, Kan., and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years of service. He was a member of the United Indian Methodist Church of Wichita and a past member of the Ponca Indian Tribal Council.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy, of the home; two sons, Kirby of Wichita, Kan., and James of Ponca City; two daughters, Sue Kemble and Terri Kemble, both of Ponca City; two brothers, Sylvester and Drew, both of Ponca City; one sister, Dawn Marie Sloss of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lansing and Edmond.
Casket bearers will be John Kemble, Sylvester Kemble, Kirby Kemble, James Kemble, James Kemble Jr., and Joseph R. Feathers.

Wynona F. Brinson 
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Wynona F. Brinson, former Ponca City resident, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 1996, in a Bloomington, Ind., hospital. She was 84.
The funeral was held graveside in the Rose Hill Cemetery, in Bloomington, on Nov. 30. Arrangements were under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Inc., Bloomington.
Wynona F. (Woodall) Brinson was born Sept. 11, 1912, in Bloomington, Ind., the daughter of Noble and Jenny (Billmeyer) Woodall.
She was married to LeRoy Brinson Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Brinson had been employed as a registered nurse in Riverside, Calif., where she retired. She was a member of the Stanford Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 18, VFW Auxiliary 604, Eagles Auxiliary 1085 and Moose Auxiliary 1082. While living in Ponca City she was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn E. Manning of Ponca City; three sons, LeRoy A. Brinson of Barstow, Calif., Donald E. Brinson of Riverside, Calif., and William Brinson of Bloomfield, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Harrison and Katie Palmer.


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