Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Otis A. Allen
Otis A. Allen was a cattle rancher who raised catfish, loved to raise a garden and be with his family.

He died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his home south of Cushing at age 81.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Cushing, with former pastor the Rev. David Plank and Lowell Hall officiating. Interment will be at Stroud Cemetery under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

He was born June 6, 1919, in Kendrick to Ura and Jessie (Dye) Allen. He received his early education in Kendrick.

He married Mabel R. Stubblefield on Dec. 29, 1938, in Kendrick.

He was a lifelong resident of the Kendrick and Cushing areas.

He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Cushing.

He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Patricia Hart, brothers Jack and Bill and a sister, Lorene Heizelman.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel R. Allen, of the home; one son, Charles O. Allen of Phoenix; one daughter, Carolyn J. Siegfried of Oklahoma City; one sister, Mary Gompf of West Cliff, Colo.; four grandchildren, Anthony Hart, Randy Allen, Kari Ware and Rebecca Allen; and three great-grandchildren, Sarah Ware, Maggie Hart and Jared Ware.
 
 

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Daniel Craig Anderson
Daniel Craig Anderson attended Oklahoma State University and was a veteran of Desert Storm.

He died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, in Cushing at age 30.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing. Brother Johnny McCoy will preside. Services are under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

He was born Nov. 16, 1969, in Augsburg, Germany, to Leroy and Donna (Mason) Anderson. He received his early education in Texas and was a graduate of the United High School in Laredo, Texas. He graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree. He received his master's in creative writing and English. He was a veteran and served in the Army in the 82nd Airborne during Desert Storm.

He was a member of the General Assembly and the Church of the Firstborn.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Doc Anderson, and Joe and Bertha Mason.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Garcia and her husband, Enrique, of Laredo, Texas; his father, Leroy Anderson and his wife, Nancy, of Nogal, N.M.; brothers Michael Anderson of Dallas and Danny, Joseph and Jessie Garcia, all of Laredo; and by Ricky Garcia of Laredo; grandparents, Ludene Anderson Coonce of Tryon and Dominique Garcia of Alice, Texas.
 
 

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Luke Anthony Troy
Luke Anthony Troy was a self-taught guitar player who raised Akita dogs.

He died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, in Tulsa at the age of 41.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. today at Strode Funeral Chapel, with Father Chris Dagle officiating. Interment will be at Memory Gardens in McAlester on Tuesday under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

He was born in McAlester on Oct. 18, 1958, to Patrick J. Troy, Sr., and Mary Ellen (Leonard) Matthews. He was a concrete finisher and a member of the Catholic church. He lived in McAlester, Stillwater, Tulsa, Sacramento, Calif., and Atlantic City, N.J.

He worked in the Stillwater area in recent years as a concrete finisher for contractors. He enjoyed his music and raised Akita dogs, hoping to train them for rescue duties. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Michael K. Troy, Edward Henry Troy and Lincoln Edward Troy.

He is survived by five brothers, Patrick J. Troy, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Chester, N.J.; James R. Troy and his wife, Jane, of Logansport, Ind.; Jeff Troy and his wife, Melanie, of Stillwater; Peter Troy of Stillwater; and Jonathan Troy and his wife, Betsy, of Owasso; and two sisters, Kathy Troy of St. Louis and Judy Bryant of Owasso; nephews and nieces, Michele, Taylor and Ryan Troy, Jennifer Troy, Rachael Bryant and Skye Troy, Heather and Jason Troy.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Troy, Jim Troy, Jeff Troy, Peter Troy, Jonathan Troy and Donnie Hicks.

Memorials may be made to Starting Point II, 608 High Point Drive, Stillwater, 74075. 
 

Fronzie Tuttle
Memorial services for Fronzie Leigh Tuttle, 75, of Cushing will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, 1148 E. Main in Cushing. Interment will follow at a later date at Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Cushing.

She died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at the Rest Haven Nursing Center in Cushing.

She was born Feb. 19, 1925, to William P. and Lora (Peak) Neal. She moved from Kansas as a small child to the south side of the Cimarron River where her family were sharecroppers. She attended Round Grove Elementary School until moving to Cushing where she attended Cushing High School.

She married Burt L. Tuttle Dec. 15, 1941, in Cushing. They moved to California where she worked at the Goodyear Rubber and Tire Co. during World War II. They moved back to Cushing in 1954 where they have since resided.

She was also employed by the Rest Haven Nursing Home.

They were active members of the First Freewill Baptist Church on Main Street and then later the Trinity Baptist Church on Luella where she was pianist for 30 years.

Her priorities were God, family, music and sports of all kinds.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Maurice and Jack Neal.

She is survived by three sons, Mike Tuttle and Jon Tuttle, both of Cushing, and Don Tuttle of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; one daughter, Jerry Koelsch of Cushing; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Music Department at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Cushing.
 
 

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Pete Pappas
Pete C. Pappas, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at his home in Stillwater.

Services, with Rev. Stan Warfield officiating, will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

He was born April 14, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to Glen Pappas and Alexandra (Calbos) Pappas.

He married Nancy Owen Aug. 12, 1950, in the Old Mission Methodist Church in Fairway, Kan.

He graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, Calif. He completed his education at the University of Missouri with a degree in economics. He served in the Korean War and was assigned as an instructor at the Army Finance School in Indianapolis, Ind.

Pappas worked for General Motors in Kansas City, Mo., for eight years and was with National Automotive Parts Assoc. as warehouse manager in Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.

The family moved to Stillwater in 1966 where he became owner of four NAPA stores in Stillwater, Pawnee, Stroud and Cushing. He retired in December of 1990.

He was an active Sunday school teacher of sixth graders and in recent years was a teacher in the adult class he attended for 34 years. He was active in Boy Scouting and his sons' swim team activities.

He was proud of his Frontier Rotary membership. He served on national boards for the NAPA organization. He was a member and president of his college fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, University of Missouri.

He loved the outdoors and camping trips across the country and Canada that he took with his family. He shall be remembered for his sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye.

He was predeceased by his parents, one brother and a daughter.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; two sons, Glen Pappas and his wife, Deborah, of Stillwater, and Thomas Pappas and his wife, Michele, of Dallas; one daughter, Laurie Effinger and her husband, Charles, of Harrah; seven grandchildren, Owen, Matt, Anthony, Phillip, Alexandra, Daniel and Lilian; one brother, Gregory and his wife, Adrian, of Washington, D.C. and one sister, Tenia Gikas, of Washington, D.C.

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

Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <strodefh@aol.com>.
 
 

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Donnie Lynn Graham
Donnie Lynn Graham, 41, Coyle, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, southwest of Stillwater.

Graveside services were today at 10:30 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery with Marlin McNeal officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Graham was born July 14, 1959, in Guthrie to Ted and Elsie (Arthur) Graham. After attending school in Coyle, he worked for Manhattan Steele in Oklahoma City and later for Sheetmetal Enterprises in Stillwater.

He married Lisa Doyle June 21, 1980, in Perkins. They had two children, Adam and Karlie. The couple later divorced.

Graham enjoyed hunting for arrowheads, collecting marbles and other old relics and hunting and fishing. He loved his family and friends. He was engaged to Denise Ditsch, a very special person.

He was predeceased by his father.

Survivors include his mother; one son, Adam Graham of Norman; one daughter, Karlie Graham of Perkins; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Donnie Cundiff of Bartlesville and Marilyn and Larry Winburn of Perkins; three nephews, David Cundiff and wife Kristine of Edmond, Teddy Cundiff and wife Tricia of Tulsa and Tyler Winburn of Perkins; and one niece, Samantha Winburn of Perkins.

Pallbearers were Bobby Priess, Randy Bostian, Ted Cundiff, Allie Cundiff, Tyler Winburn, David Cundiff, Mike Oyler and Donnie Luster.

Memorials may be made to the college fund of Adam and Karlie Graham in care of Payne County Bank, 202 S. Main, Perkins, Okla., 74059.

This obituary is being reprinted because the day of services was inadvertently left out.
 
 

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Ava Tarlton
Ava Tarlton, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Pastor Marvin Skinner officiating, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Tryon First Baptist Church.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Myrtle, Mo., Nov. 25, 1901, to John and Melissa (Bennett) Wheeler.

She married Charley David Tarlton Nov. 21, 1920, in Oregon County, Mo. He died March 8, 1978.

Mrs. Tarlton was the last living child of 10 children. She loved quilting and gardening in her flower and vegetable gardens. She taught Sunday school for many years in the First Baptist Church of Tryon. Mrs. Tarlton was active in her church and spent many hours visiting those who were sick.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three sons, Waldo, J.D. and Bill Tarlton; one grandson, Steve Scoggins; one great-grandson, Jamie Scoggins; and four brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by one son, Howard Tarlton and his wife, Dolores, of Tryon; two daughters, Wanda Hart and her husband, Cleo, of Stillwater and Joyce Scoggins and her husband, Joe, of Norman; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Tarlton's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Tryon First Baptist Church, 122 N. First St., Tryon, OK 74875.

Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <strodefh@aol.com>.
 
 

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Gary Miller
Gary G. Miller, 59, of Stillwater, died at his home Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, the Rev. Aaron Cole officiating. A military service burial will be at Fosterburg Cemetery in Fosterburg, Ill., under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Miller was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Alton, Ill., to Elmo and Ruth (Donaldson) Miller, where he grew up and attended school. He joined the Army in 1959.

After his discharge in 1967 he returned to Fosterburg and married Lois Williams Aug. 28, 1968. After their marriage the couple lived in the Fosterburg area, moving to Perry in July 1981, and later to Stillwater in 1985.

Miller worked for Gene Vanbiber in Perry and Stillwater Oil Field Construction and Dozer Services.

He retired in 1994 due to ill health.

Miller was a member of First Baptist Church of Fosterburg. He was a loving father and loved his whole family. His hobby was small engine repair.

He was predeceased by his parents and son, Donyan Lee Masden.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Richard Miller and his wife Teresa of Stillwater, Thomas Miller and his wife Misty of Stafford, Mo., and Richard Miller and his wife Carol of Perkins; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren;

Also, two brothers, Gerald Miller of Bethalto, Ill., Kenneth Miller of Rolla, Mo., and one sister, Judith Otto of St. Ann, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Family Memorial Fund. 

Gary Miller
Gary G. Miller, 59, of Stillwater, died at his home Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, the Rev. Aaron Cole officiating. A military service burial will be at Fosterburg Cemetery in Fosterburg, Ill., under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
Miller was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Alton, Ill., to Elmo and Ruth (Donaldson) Miller, where he grew up and attended school. He joined the Army in 1959.
After his discharge in 1967 he returned to Fosterburg and married Lois Williams Aug. 31, 1968. After their marriage the couple lived in the Fosterburg area, moving to Perry in July 1981, and later to Stillwater in 1985.
Miller worked for Gene Vanbiber in Perry and Stillwater Oil Field Construction and Dozer Services.
He retired in 1994 due to ill health.
Miller was a member of First Baptist Church of Fosterburg. He was a loving father and loved his whole family. His hobby was small engine repair.
He was predeceased by his parents and son, Donyon Lee Masden.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Richard Miller and his wife Teresa of Stillwater, Thomas Miller and his wife Misty of Stafford, Mo., and Raymond Miller and his wife Carol, of Perkins; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren;
Also, two brothers, Gerald Miller of Bethalto, Ill., Kenneth Miller of Rolla, Mo., and one sister, Judith Otto of St. Ann, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Family Memorial Fund.
This obituary is being reprinted for the family due to incorrect information provided the NewsPress.

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Camilla Boyd
Camilla Boyd, 31, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.
The Native American Church will hold a prayer service Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Covenant Fellowship Church in Cushing. 
Services, with Rev. Greg Davis officiating, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Covenant Fellowship in Cushing. Interment will follow at Silver Star Cemetery in Cushing.
Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
She was born Nov. 24, 1968, in Cushing to Eddie Allen Boyd and Anita (Goodson) Stewart.
She attended schools in Cushing and graduated from Cushing High School. She also attended Upward Bound at Langston University.
She was very creative and enjoyed sewing, sports and ran track and played baseball at Cushing High School.
She was a homemaker, a member of Covenant Fellowship Church and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma in Perkins.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Josephine Boyd; maternal grandmother, Norma Jean (Twoguns) Goodson; and maternal great-grandparents, Lorenzo George and Velinda (Murray) Twoguns.
Survivors include her mother, Anita Stewart, of Stillwater; father, Eddie A. Boyd, of Cushing; fiance, Curtis Tucker Sr.; one son, Curtis M. Tucker Jr.; two daughters, Vanity Renee and Daria Tucker, all of Cushing; two brothers, Eric Lee McVay, and Lorenzo Boyd, both of Stillwater; and special aunt, Cleo Lane, of Stillwater, and numerous other relatives.
Curtis Tucker would like to offer a very special thank you to all of the many friends and relatives and others, too numerous to mention, who have been a tremendous help to him and his family during this time.
Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <strodefh@aol.com>.

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Lois Moon
Lois Lorene Kihega Moon, 70, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.
Services are scheduled for noon Thursday at the Otoe Tribal Community Complex in Red Rock. Interment will be at the Otoe-Missouria Cemetery. Father David Lafferty will officiate.
A Catholic Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Catholic Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday by Lafferty.
All services will be held at the Otoe Tribal Community Complex.
Moon was born Oct. 31, 1929, in Red Rock to Louis J. Kihega and Eunice (Whitehorn) Kihega. She married James Edward Moon April 24, 1954. The couple lived in Farmington, N.M., for many years before returning to the Oklahoma area in 1978. They lived in Oklahoma City before settling in Chandler in 1981.
Her church affiliation is with the Catholic Church and the Native American Church. Moon is a member of the Otoe-Missouria and Iowa tribes.
While Moon was in Farmington, she was recognized by the "Who's Who in American Junior College" from the San Juan Community College, a division of New Mexico State University in 1976.
She obtained her Associates Degree from San Juan Community College before receiving her Bachelor's Degree from CSU. Moon was an active member of the Altar Society and Legion of Mary of the Roman Catholic Church in Farmington, N.M. and in Chandler. She took pleasure in charitable work for the church and particularly enjoyed donating her time and resources to her tribes and other Native American causes and organization.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother James Louis Kihega.
Moon is survived by her son, James E. Moon, Jr., Perkins; her daughters, Mary Gabehart, Chandler; Frances Moon, Chandler; Kathryn D. Moon, Barkeley, Calif.; sister, Marlene EchoHawk, Albuquerque, N.M.; nine grandchildren; one great grandson; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.


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