Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Lucy Mary Cox
Lucy Mary Cox, 77, Yale, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the Yale Nursing Center.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in Oilton. Michael Dershem will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.

Cox was born March 16, 1923, in Oilton to George and Delemma (Roberts) Boston. She graduated from Oilton High School. She married Albert Ira Cox Nov. 19, 1941. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Yale.

She is preceded in death by her husband Albert in 1983.

Cox is survived by nieces and nephews, Karen Bickell, Phyllis Patton, Sharon Carter, Loretta Brown, Joan Speer, Donald Moore, Janice Lawson, Donna Baggert, Martha McLemore, Jim Boston, Modine Johnston, and Duane Boston; and a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Esther Cox.


Eugene Anderson
Eugene Anderson, 80, Yale, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the Yale Nursing Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Glencoe United Methodist Church. Rev. Don Brown will officiate. Interment will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Tonkawa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Anderson was born Jan. 12, 1920, to Chester and Flora (Prince) Anderson in Tonkawa. He was raised on his his grandfather's homestead southwest of Tonkawa. He was baptized at an early age in the Riverview United Brethren Church in Tonkawa and was placed on the Cradle Roll.

He graduated from the Preparatory School of Tonkawa and the Anderson family moved to Glencoe. After World War II broke out, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was medically discharged due to his health. He moved to Kansas City, Kan. where he worked building the Mitchell Bombers and teaching dance with Arthur Murray. Anderson taught dance at Oklahoma State University while working on his Masters Degree.

He received his Masters Degree in Education from OSU and taught in Perry, while continuing to teach dance at OSU. He moved to Brawley, Calif., and taught fourth, fifth and sixth grade elementary classes in Calipatria, Calif. He also served briefly as an administrator before returning to teaching.

Anderson wrote and directed plays and dramas for schools and churches in the area. In 1996, he moved to Glencoe to be close to his family. Due to his health, in July 1999, he moved to the Yale Nursing Home. Anderson was a member of the Glencoe United Methodist Church and the American Legion, California Post No. 0060.

He is preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Louise Anderson and Neva Faye (Anderson) Mitchell.

Anderson is survived by one brother, Leo Anderson and wife Wanda, Lakewood, Colo.; three sisters, Shirley Mitchell and husband Allen, Glencoe; Beulah Neumann and husband Wilmer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; and Irene Corley, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pallbearers will be Jim Brown, Kenny Atkinson, Jake Prince, Donald Anderson, Lyle Woodring, and Russell Andrews.

Ruth Harriet Huddle
Ruth Harriet (Chandler) Huddle, 80, Stillwater, died on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Stillwater Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Strode Chapel. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Huddle was born on Feb. 24, 1920 in Mundelien, Ill., to Morris A. Chandler and Violet May (Porteous) Chandler. She married Robert W. Huddle on July 17, 1948 in Mundelien. He died in January 1960. Huddle has lived in Stillwater since 1961. She worked for NAPA as a bookkeeper. Previous to working with NAPA, she worked for Custom Sign. She enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed animals, gardening, and crocheting. She was a member of Eastern Star and Amaranth.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Huddle is survived by one son, Bob Huddle and wife, Carol, Belton, Texas; one daughter, Carolyn Root and husband, Mel, Tulsa; three grandchildren, Erin Huddle; Brandt Huddle; Shala Devlin; and one brother Morris Chandler, Phoenix.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.


Teresa Jeanene Caldwell
Teresa Jeanene Caldwell, 46, Ponca City, died Sept. 15 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Foursquare Church, Lincoln Center, 700 West Broadway, Ponca City. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Dale Henshaw, Foursquare Church; Rev. Darian Catron, Trinity Nazarene Church; and Rev. Steve Bierly, First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be at the Longwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Caldwell was born March 23, 1954 in Ponca City to Herman E. Jordan and Nellie Juanita (Warren) Jordan. She received her education in Ponca City schools, graduating from Ponca City High School in 1972. she was employed with Mercruiser in Stillwater until 1989 and most recently employed with Smith Tool Co. She married Gary Wayne Caldwell on April 13, 1991 in Ponca City. She was member of the Trinity Nazarene Church. She had been active with the Walk for Life cancer support and March of Dimes organizations. Her enjoyments included garage sales, fishing, gardening, raising animals and music.

She is preceded in death by her mother; stepmother Mildred Jordan; and father-in-law James Caldwell.

Caldwell is survived by her husband; her father; two children Haley Dawn Misiura, Ponca City; and Jason Walenciak, of the home; three step-children Rodney Caldwell, Ponca City; Randy Caldwell and wife, Charity, Ponca City; Beth Petrie and husband, Chad, Ponca City; four brothers Robert Jordan and wife, Maureen; L.D. Hicks and wife, Sandy; Gary Jordan and wife, Genie; Terry Jordan and wife, Tammy; one sister Deanna Raulston; four step-brothers Raymond Raulston; John Allensworth and wife, Polly; James Allensworth; two stepsisters Aretta Saunders; Nancy Bradbern; eight grandchildren Alyssa Ullery; Zachery Misiura; Dristen Misiura; Rheanna Sanders; Garrett (Bubba) Caldwell; Savannah Caldwell; Michael Caldwell; Baby Evan Petrie; mother-in-law Opal Caldwell; brother and sister in-laws Tom and Pasty Wynn; Jerry and Karen Caldwell; numerous nieces and nephews.

Casketbearers will be Chad Petrie, Eugene Keeler, Gary D. Jordan, Ken Hoover, Jimmy Neilson, Travis Jordan, and Forrest Hicks. Honorary casketbearers will be Vicky Neilson, Evelyn Grimbley, Betty Allen, Carla Hodges, Cathy Cain, Gail Dummer, Shallon Dummer, Tina Thompson and Carla DeNoya.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Okla., 74601.


Violet Irene Tarpey
Violet Irene Tarpey, 92, Stillwater, died on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Shawnee Care Center.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the First Christian Church.

The Rev. Bill Inglish will officiate. Interment will be at the Fairlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Tarpey was born on Dec. 6, 1907 in Coyle to James William and Minnie Amney (Fouts) Lowe.

She graduated from high school in 1929. After graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University for two years and received her teacher's certificate.

She married William Paul Tarpey on Dec. 24, 1930 in Stillwater.

He died in 1944.

Tarpey taught elementary school throughout Oklahoma until 1935.

In 1935, she and her husband bought a farm where she resided. All four of her children graduated from OSU and all her grandchildren have college degrees. She enjoyed traveling and has been to 48 states plus numerous foreign countries. Her hobby was crocheting. She made everyone an Afghan and pillows including her unborn great-grandchildren.

She was a member of First Christian Church, B&PW past president, Payne County Extension Club secretary, and Pleasant View 4-H leader for 60 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and sister Gladys.

Tarpey is survived by two sons Paul Rex Tarpey and wife Cheryl, Glenn Carbon, Ill.; Richard William and wife Teresa M., Shawnee; two daughters Mable Jean Maxon and husband William H., Peculiar, Mo.; Martha Joyce Waters and husband Roy, Pawnee; eight grandchildren Stephen Paul Tarpey; Bruce William Tarpey; Jennifer Elizabeth Tarpey; Sophia Joyce Smither; William Paul Maxon; Randy William Tarpey; Russell Wayne Tarpey; and Rex Wade Tarpey; brother Leonard L. Lowe and wife Thelma, Stillwater; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Payne County 4-H Tarpey Hall of Fame OSU Extension Office.

Celestina Vail Featherston Jones
Celestina Vail Featherston Jones, 90, Stillwater, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

A Rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, September 18, at St. Francis Xavier Church with Fr. Robert Schlitt, officiating.

A Latin Requiem Mass scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, will be officiated by Fr. George Gabet of the Parish of St. Peter at St. Augustine Church, 1720 East Apache in Tulsa followed by internment at 1:30 p.m. in Stillwater at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Born October 19, 1909 at Featherston to Lucius Cassius Featherston and Mittie Arlie Vail Featherston, both original enrollees of the Choctaw Tribe on the Dawes Roll, with the Choctaw name of Pocola she was the tenth and youngest of her family.

She attended high schools at Atoka and Pershing in Oklahoma, and in Colorado, graduating from Central High School in Pueblo, Colorado in 1927.

She attended Oklahoma A&M, graduating with an Arts and Sciences Degree in Literature and a Teacher's Certificate in May of 1931.

While staying at Jessie Thatcher Dorm, the ROTC building at present, she met her future husband, Orval Madison Jones, across the street at Swim's Drugstore on the corner of Knoblock and Elm, site of the Cowboy Book Store now.

They were married at Olustee on January 3, 1931 and remained married for 64 years until his death in 1995. For 61 of those years they lived a little more than 3 blocks north of where they had met.

Jones gave birth to 5 children, 4 of them living.

While dedicating herself principally to her children as a devoted mother, she did work for a time at the Audiovisual Dept. of OSU.

She was an avid reader and organized and belonged to various book clubs early on. In later years she spent a part of every year in Mexico, delighting in learning new things and about new cultures.

She also taught English to the wives of OSU foreign students for several years.

Very proud of her father and his founding of a town at statehood she was writing at the time of her death a book about him and Featherston.

A descendant of the Choctaw Folsom family she was proud of her native American heritage and was relearning the language at the time of her death.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Altar Society of St. Francis Xavier, The Catholic Union of the Sick of America (C.U.S.A.), the American Association of University Women and the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents and all her siblings and one son, Gary Lynn.

She is survived by 3 sons, Ronald Dale Jones of Kansas City, Missouri; Marvin Vail Jones and his wife Juliette A. of Washington, D.C.; and Larry Deane Jones and his wife Ileana of Houston, Texas; and one daughter Peggy Jolynn Salas and husband Salvador; 13 grandchildren, Angelica Vail Salas, Sara Michelle Salas, Sean Michael Salas, Steven Ryan Jones, Jon Darren Jones, Leah Gail Jones, Carole Lynne Jones, Douglas Deane Jones and wife Jennifer, Lisa Lynnette Sobalvarro, Daniel Jones, Kenneth Charles Jones, Kaylin Jones and Kristen Jones. 4 great-granchildren, Travis Evan Sobalvarro, Kirsten A. Jones and Ryan Hoyt Jones and baby son of Daniel Jones.


Lloyd Spyres
Lloyd Spyres, of Yale, was an X-ray technician for the pipeline and a veteran.

He died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at the Yale Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Yale, with the Ref. Jeff Craig officiating. Interment will follow at the Lawson Cemetery north of Yale, under the direction of the Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include Don Spyres, Jerry Don Spyres, Jerry Spyres, Sam Dennis, Jacob Gibson, and Brett Pickens.

He was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Yale to William and Vica Spyres.

He married Rosetta Scott McGrew. He later married Dorothy Anderson.

He worked for the pipeline and served in the Army during World War II.

He was predeceased by his father, William Spyres, his son, Michael Herring, and two granddaughters, Shelley Rich and Janie Rich.

He is survived by his sons, Eugene McGrew, David Herring and Phillip Ingram, and daughters Kathryn Elliott, Sandra Troxtell, Kathy Tinney and Karen Herring; his brothers, Don Spyres and Otto Spyres; his sister, Pauline Sharpton; his mother, Vica Spyres; and 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Dorothy Tipton
Dorothy Tipton, of Davenport, was an active member of the Nazarene Church and a Lincoln County resident all of her life.

She died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at the Cushing Regional Hospital at the age of 80.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Nazarene, Davenport, with the Rev. Rodney Amos officiating. Interment will be at the Kendrick Cemetery under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

She was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Avery to James and Gertrude (Baker) Hamilton. She was a graduate of the Kendrick High School Class of 1938.

She married Floyd Daniel Tipton on Sept. 10, 1939, in Avery. They resided in Lincoln County all of her life.

A homemaker, Mrs. Tipton was active in her church and a member of the Good Neighbors Quilting Club.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Floyd Daniel Tipton on Nov. 18, 1999, son Floyd Danny Tipton, and two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by three daughters, Laverna and her husband Larry Sherman, of Chandler, Rosemary Darlin, of Davenport, and Florene and Claude Adams, of Blue Springs, Mo.; four grandchildren, Floyd Courtney, Brenda Bolm, Greg Sherman, and Danny Sherman; and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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