Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Bessie Dett (Dobson) Bohannon Blauser
Bessie Dett (Dobson) Bohannon Blauser, 100, was a resident of Santa Jose, Calif. for 58 years. She died at her home on Saturday, June 17, 2000.

Services were held June 23 at the Oak Hills Drawing Room Chapel in San Jose, with interment in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 29, 1900, to Charles Walter and Mollie Dobson in Fayetteville, Ark., the oldest daughter of 12 children.

She married Clarence Fernando Bohannon on Dec. 24, 1918. The couple had five children. He died in September 1962.

She was married to Roscoe Blauser in September 1963. He died in 1983.

She is survived by her children, Stella Viola Shaw of Stillwater, Leo Dale Bohannon of Newark, Calif., Ruby Alice Robertson of Roseburg, Ore., Mary Margaret Jefferson of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Barbara Jean Brown of San Jose.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Ray Lawrence Lakey
Ray Lawrence Lakey, 86, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at his Stillwater residence following a brief battle with cancer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Strode Chapel, the Rev. Hollis Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Lakey was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Glenpool to Jabe Bishop and Felia Naomi (Nelson) Lakey. In 1935, he married Dorthy Doramae Large in Stillwater. A second marriage was to Mary Katherine Robbins April 22, 1944, in Stillwater.

Lakey worked as a truck driver for Mistletoe Express and retired after 31 years of service.

He had lived in Stillwater and Enid since 1982.

Lakey was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was known to most relatives, friends and associates as "Bud".

He was predeceased by both wives; his parents; one brother, Bishop Lakey and two sisters, Lilian Johnston and Louise Hall.

Survivors include one son, Robert Eugene Lakey and his wife, Nicky, of Arlington, Texas and one daughter, Roseda Colleen Hornberger and her husband, Robert, of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild;

Also, two sisters, Aileen (Coonie) Cates and Flora Jane McDaniel.

Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, Okla., 74076.

Debbie Redding
Debbie Redding, 48, established the Salon Santa Fe in 1989 where she continued to work until her death, Friday, June 30, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Sunnybrook Christian Church, Pastor Jerry Dockery officiating.

Graveside rites will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Cemetery in Duncan under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Duncan to C.J. and June (Simmons) Carroll and graduated from Duncan High School in 1969.

After her education, she began her career as a hair stylist.

On Jan. 21, 1980, she married Rex R. Redding in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The family moved to Stillwater in 1986 and she began working at Rex VII until 1989.

She greatly enjoyed snow skiing and bowling.

Mrs. Redding was a member of Eagle Heights Baptist Church. She belonged to Stillwater Moose Lodge and the Women's Bowling League at Frontier Lanes.

She was predeceased by her father and one brother, Tommy Carroll.

Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Ryan C. Thomas of Columbus, Ga., and Rudy Redding of Stillwater; one granddaughter, Alicia Dawn Thomas; one brother, Wayne Carroll and his wife Judy of Duncan; one niece, Holly Tiner of Edmond and one nephew, Dustyn Carroll of Stillwater.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4323 N.W. 63rd, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, 73116. 

Paul D. Yost
Paul D. Yost, 65, Mulhall, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his home.

A celebration of Yost's life will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Mulhall First United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Guthrie.

Yost was born on Aug. 16, 1934, to L.B. and Clela Sylvester Yost in Mulhall. He graduated from Mulhall High School in 1952. He was a Korean War veteran. During his service in the United States Navy, he was stationed in ports such as San Diego and Hawaii.

He married Peggy Ann Towle on Sept. 5, 1953. The couple had three children, Lori, Sue, and Michael. Yost graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1959 with a degree in Business Administration.

He spent many years as Chief of Aircraft Registration with the Federal Aviation Administration. At the time of his retirement in Jan. 1999, he was auditor with the Oklahoma State Employment Securities Commission.

Yost enjoyed the outdoors. His hobbies included farming, ranching, traveling and his three granddaughters, Erin, Elizabeth, and Sarah. He was an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his father who died in December 1997.

Yost is survived by his wife, daughters, Lori Dow and her husband Bob, Katy, Texas; Sue Young and her husband Barry, Willow Park, Texas; son, Mike Yost, Mulhall; mother, Clela Yost, Mulhall; granddaughters, Erin and Elizabeth Dow, Katy, Texas; Sarah Young, Willow, Texas; brother, Ralph Yost and his wife Lenora, Coyle; brother-in-law, Roy Towle and his wife Betty, Lubbock, Texas; sister-in-law Pat Diehl and her husband Don, Enid; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family request that any memorials be directed to the Mulhall-Orlando Public School Foundation or the Mulhall First United Methodist Church.

Bert Wilson
Bert Wilson, 75, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Pawnee, with the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

He was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Maramec to Harvey Wilson and Martha Jackson Wilson.

Wilson married Bonnie VanArsdell on Sept. 7, 1946, in Pawnee and has been a lifetime resident of the Pawnee area. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Pawnee, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He served as an infantry scout with the United States Army from 1942 until 1946, and received two purple hearts. He was a member of the Pawnee VFW No. 7966.

Wilson began working in the Pawnee National Bank as an apprentice, and retired after 34 years as owner and president of the bank. After retirement Wilson and his wife enjoyed traveling across the United States. He enjoyed ranching, farming, fishing, hunting, building birdhouses, and playing dominoes, but most of all, he enjoyed his family and friends.

Wilson is survived by is wife of the home; one daughter, Martha Ray and her husband Chan of Pawnee; one son, Mike Wilson and his wife Chris of Pawnee; grandchildren, Kena and Craig Dean of Tulsa, Billy and Cheri Ray of Bishop, Texas, Shane Wilson of Pawnee, Danny and Julie Ray of Yale, Bryon and Nick Thomas of Yale; great granddaughter Bailey Ray of Bishop, Texas; one sister, Opha (DeeDie) Smith and her husband Olen of Pawnee plus a number of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Loy, Luther, James, and Rader Wilson, and one sister, Minnie Martin.

Memorials may be made to Cimarron Baptist Association, Camp Lela Fund, 1244 E. Main, Cushing, OK 74023.

Alma Elenora McDermed
Alma Elenora (Gillaspy) McDermed, 78, Cushing died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Resthaven Nursing Center in Cushing.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday at the Osage Cemetery southwest of Agra.

McDermed was born on April 8, 1922 in Agra to James Alford and Christeen H. (Pogue) Gillaspy. She received her education in Agra and Nash. She was married to Clyde R. McDermed on July 12, 1941. She retired from Pacific Missile Test Center in Point Mugo, Calif.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one daughter, Sharon K. McDermed.

McDermed is survived by one son, Richard McDermed, Oxnard, Calif.; one brother, Alvin Gillaspy and his wife Pauline, Oxnard, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma "Jean" Harris, Cushing and Rosemary Dixson, Okeene; two granddaughters, and five great grandchildren.

Rean Pauline Fieldcamp
Rean Pauline Fieldcamp, 84, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the Drumright Nursing Home.

Services with Rev. Victor Morlan and Rev. Danny Oliver presiding will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Drumright.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Oilton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

She was born in Joy Coy, Colo., on Feb. 20, 1916, to George Bruno and Pauline Katherine (Marrs) Yeager. She spent her early years in and around Pritchett, Colo.

She married John Willis Fieldcamp of Terlton on June 2, 1936. They were later divorced.

She was employed for several years as a nurse's aide by the Cleveland and Drumright hospitals and also was employed by the Drumright Senior Citizens Center.

She was retired and, until 1997 when she became a resident of the Drumright Nursing Home, lived on her farm in Jennings. She enjoyed gardening, caring for her pets and reading the Bible.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Jean Winfrey and Georgie Freeman; three brothers, Wayne, Harold and Donald Yeager; and her son-in-law, Bill Ryker.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Ann Anderson and her husband, Jay, of Tulsa, and Rose Mary Ryker, of Jennings; three brothers, Delbert Yeager, of Denver, Homer Yeager, of Canyon City, Colo., and Jack Yeager, of Nampa, Idaho; five granddaughters, Pamela Anderson Weaver, Jaylene Weaver and Melissa Wedlake, all of Tulsa, and Debora Morris and Robin Wessel, both of Cushing; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Maurice Wessel, Bill Weaver, Roger Morris, Brian Wedlake, Tyler Morris and Austin McDonald.

Marilyn Bechtold
Marilyn (Miller) Bechtold, 71, was a native of Stillwater but had lived in Texas for a number of years.

She died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin, Texas.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Strode Chapel with Minister Paul Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Bechtold was born May 5, 1929, in Stillwater to Sid and Helen (Blumel) Miller. She attended Stillwater High School and was Pioneer Queen. After graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University's school of commerce where she was Commerce Queen and received a bachelor's degree.

After graduating in 1951, she went to work in Dallas for M&H Marr Oil Co., returning to Stillwater and marrying Dwight Kirk in 1953.

After his death in the Korean War, she worked for the VA office in Stillwater.

She and her second husband, Robert, were married in the Student Union Building on the OSU campus in 1957.

The couple moved to Midland, Texas for eight years then to Corpus Christi, Texas for 3 1/2 years.

They then moved to Houston for 20 years and after his retirement, moved to Lakeway, Texas where they had since lived. Bechtold enjoyed spending time with her son and playing golf.

She was a member of First Christian Church and Kappa Alpha Theta.

Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Robert Scott Bechtold and his wife, Jill, and three grandchildren, Ryan, Ross and Hunter Bechtold, all of Austin.

Dora A. Adkison
Dora A. Adkison, 90, was a former Yale resident who loved flowers, sewing and crocheting.

She died Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Cleveland.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Yale with the Rev. Mike Dershem officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Maramec.

She was born Nov. 26, 1909, to John and Wilhelmine (Rosenbauer) Meyer in Cushing.

She was married to Amos F. Adkison on Jan. 13, 1927, in Newkirk. He preceded her in death April 23, 1971.

She worked with youth groups at the First Baptist Church, also serving as youth department and vacation Bible school secretary for many years. She was a member of the WMU.

She is survived by a sister, Eda Beagle, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Emma Metts, Freda Parker, Marie Schmidt and Lena Elliot; and four brothers, Fred Meyer, Henry Meyer, Ed Meyer and Martin Meyer.

C. Jean Hamburger
C. Jean Hamburger died Friday, July 7, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born in Kansas City on Dec. 14, 1921, to Gustav and Viola Blaich.

Services with Rev. Scott Keneda presiding will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Pawnee. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery.

Poteet Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She completed her associate degree in business while working in her father's sheet metal company office.

During World War II, she worked in a defense plant and, after she was married, was secretary to the dean of animal husbandry at Oklahoma A&M. Later she was the secretary to the superintendent at Chilocco Indian School.

She met her future husband, J. James (Jim) Hamburger at Forrest Park Church camp in Topeka, Kan., in 1938.

While he was serving overseas as an Army Air Corps. pilot she wrote him every day, and included the comic strip, "Terry and the Pirates" in letters. This made her popular with the squadron.

Three weeks after he returned from the war, on March 17, 1946, they were married in Kansas City.

Her mother made her wedding dress, four other dresses and other items from a bolt of Japanese silk Jim brought home.

They lived in Vet Village at Oklahoma A&M while he completed his master's degree and then took positions at the Chilocco Indian School. They enjoyed reunions with the squadron and with friends from Vet Village and Chilocco.

Before moving to Pawnee in 1963, they lived in Clinton.

She was active in every city in which they lived. In Pawnee, she was dedicated to the First United Methodist Church and served the church in many ways including Sunday School teacher, secretary and UMW president

She also sang in church for more than 60 years and was often the featured soloist.

Twenty-seven years ago, she started the first blood drive and probably helped to donate close to 5,000 units. She recently retired as Red Cross Bloodmobile chairman

She was also an officer of the PEO sisterhood and served as the Republican member of the election board for many years. She retired only because she did not want to learn computers.

During the 1960s and 1970s, she was active in school projects and the Band Boosters and organized the Pawnee Parade directors dinner.

She also enjoyed playing bridge, theater and traveled extensively. She was a tireless worker and a kind and loving friend to all.

She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Erma Hall and Thelma Bolles; a daughter, Jill Thrasher, and a son, Jeff.

In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by a daughter, Judy Echenrode and her husband, Robert; two grandsons, Evan and Avery, of Berryhill, Ark; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist, P.O. Box 248, Pawnee, 74508, or the American Red Cross, 505 S. Main Street, Stillwater, 74074. Personal memorials of blood donations will also be greatly appreciated.

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