Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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John L. Maitlen
John L. Maitlen, 71, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his home east of Cushing.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Cushing with Rev. Milo Steffen, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Euchee Valley Cemetery east of Cushing under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home.

Maitlen was born June 3, 1929, in Cushing to Cassius and Grace (Gee) Maitlen. He received his early education at the Norfolk school and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1948. He attended Oklahoma A&M, which became Oklahoma State University.

He married Dorothy "Dot" Griffeth Aug. 24, 1952, in the Presbyterian Church in Cushing. They made their home in Cushing, where they lived since.

Maitlen worked in the oilfields. He retired from Transcon and owned Maitlen Dozer and Backhoe for the past 20 years.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Cushing and served as a deacon until his health made it necessary to resign.

Maitlen was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Darrell.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Maitlen, of the home; four daughters, Debbie Tuggle and her husband Jerry of Kelleyville, Beverly Maitlen-Barnes and her husband Johnny of Tulsa, Pamela Lynch and her husband Tom of Stillwater and Edie Rogers and her husband Danny of Cushing; one brother, Gene Maitlen and his wife Peggy of Cushing; two sisters, Bonnie Pope of Bartlesville and Ruth Holmes and her husband Dale of Cushing; six grandchildren, Shelley Rogers, Jon Tuggle, Andrea Rogers, Jennifer Lynch, Marc Tuggle and John Barnes; a sister-in-law, Dorothy "DiDi" Maitlen of Denver, Colo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ray Gordy of Inola.

Pallbearers will be Jim Roe, Randy Maitlen, Cash Maitlen, Jon Tuggle, Marc Tuggle and Tony Maitlen. Honorary pallbearers will be Herb Chastain, Scott Chastain, Jerry Tuggle, Johnny Barnes, Tom Lynch, Danny Rogers, Gene Maitlen and Mason Maitlen.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 300 E. Moses, Cushing, Okla., 74023.

Marion Carr
Marion Carr, 72, of Cushing was a retired small appliance repairman who also worked many years in the oil fields. He died at his residence Sunday, July 9, 2000.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Carr was born on Jan. 23, 1928, in Park Hill to Roy Lee Carr and Eleanor Dunn Carr. He was reared and educated in the Park Hill and Tahlequah areas.

Carr is survived by one daughter, Kathy Pollard and her husband Thel of Mannford; seven brothers and sisters including Marilyn Martle of Kansas City, Mo., Darrell Carr of Cushing, Allene Redus of Shawnee, Clorene Thompson of Stillwater, Lorene Whitaker of Mannford, Willis Logan Carr of Oklahoma City and Sandra Davidson of Checotah; one granddaughter, Shanese Pollard; several nieces, nephews and other relatives including a special friend, Ruby Carr.

Carr was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Mary A. Dobson
Mary A. Dobson, 95, came with her family to Oklahoma in 1921 in a covered wagon which she drove the team of horses part of the way.

She died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Yale Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lawson Cemetery, north of Yale, Brother Michael Dershem and Brother Darrell Brien presiding. Services are under the direction of Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.

She was born July 28, 1904, in Ozark, Mo., to James Matthew and Ruth Ella (Strong) Robison. She received her early education in Loney, Mo. She married William Shelby Dobson in 1934 and they made their home in Yale.

Mrs. Dobson loved to garden, work with flowers, fishing and cooking. She was a member of Yale Christian Church.

She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Edgar, Jimmy and Silas; two sisters, Mae Loftis and Sarah Coffman; one stepsister, Rosetta Priddy and a grandson, William Bruce Oberbeck.

Survivors include one son, Harry Lee Oberbeck of Cushing; one stepson, Bill Dobson of Cushing; one daughter, Eulene J. Hixson of Yale; one brother, William Paul Robison of Yale; two sisters, Cynthia Dobson and Lottie Lacey, both of Yale, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Rena Pauline Fieldcamp
Rena 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.

Mary Minnix
Mary Minnix, 95, longtime former Cushing resident now of Tulsa, enjoyed sharing her cooking with her family and neighbors. She died Friday, July, 7, 2000 in Tulsa.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home in Cushing. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 11, 1904 in Brownwood, Texas to James and Cora Seay Staton and was educated in that area.

She married Samuel Minnix in 1919 in Nobility, Texas. The couple came to Cushing in 1922, where he was employed for the Santa Fe Railroad for many years prior to the couple owning and operating a cab company. He died on June 15, 1959.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church; a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Harris and her husband Bill of Sand Springs; two grandchildren, Sam Harris of New York City and Matt Harris of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Halen Harris; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband she was predeceased her parents, one son, Darrell Minnix; one daughter, Mary Lou Minnix; one brother and two sisters.

Donald Gene 'Moose' Meloy
Donald Gene "Moose" Meloy, 68, a descendent of an early Stillwater family, died June 27, 2000, at his home in Casper, Wyo.

Services were Friday at the First Christian Church in Casper and interment was at Highland Cemetery, also in Casper. Dr. Bryant Badger officiated. Bustard's Funeral Home and Crematory directed the arrangements.

He was born April 24, 1932, in Quay to Harley Alcephus and Eva Pauline (Keller) Meloy. The family moved to Casper in 1947 and he graduated from NCHS in 1949.

He married Katherine B. Lochner on Oct. 1, 1952.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from Oct. 1952 to Oct. 1954. He was a pipe fitter and master plumber. As a proud member of Local 375, Fairbanks, Alaska, where he lived from 1950 to 1985, he worked on many jobs in Alaska, Wyoming and other locations around the country. Workers on his jobs always remembered his yodeling.

He enjoyed his work, loved his family and appreciated the many blessings in his life. He was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

He was predeceased by his parents; one brother; Robert H. Meloy, Sr.; and one granddaughter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Theresa K. Morrison and her husband of Fairbanks; two sons, Robert D. Meloy and Clifford G. Meloy, of Casper; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild, all of Phoenix; a sister, Elaine Rossow, of Casper; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Casper area.

Memorials may be made to the Donald Meloy Memorial fund.

Josephine Hoffer
Josephine Hoffer, 91, was an active and devoted Christian and a professor emeritus of Oklahoma State University. She died Friday, July 7, 2000, at her home in Stillwater.

Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stanley M. Warfield Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

She was born Nov. 1, 1908, in Waldron, Ark. to Joseph B. and Clarion (Sullivan) Watson.

She was married to Kelly Glenn Hoffer Sr. June 6, 1932, in Yuma, Ariz. He died Jan. 31, 1969.

She graduated from Cameron State School of Agriculture in Lawton and received a Life Elementary Certificate for Oklahoma Public Schools. She earned three degrees at OSU: a bachelor's in home economics with a major in child development in 1947; a master's in family relations in 1949; and an Ed.D. in higher education with a double major in early childhood education and psychology in 1958.

In 1947, she studied at the Merrill Palmer Institute for Family Life in Detroit, Mich., and served as a counselor for elementary children in summer camp. In 1950 at the University of Chicago, she studied family life with Evelyn Duvall, national leader and author in the field.

She worked for 19 years as a teacher and elementary principal in Oklahoma Public Schools, 26 years as an OSU professor and nine years as head of OSU's Department of Family Relations and Child Development, a post from which she retired in 1974. For the past 24 years she had been director of family services and a counselor to families being served by Strode Funeral Home. She advised various support groups and agencies in the Stillwater area, including two groups for depression. Her articles on parent/child relationships have been published in the monthly journal "Break Thru."

She gave many long hours to the First United Methodist Church weekday preschool child care program, which started in 1951, and served as chair of the church's early child care board for many years. She was a founder of the local unit of the Stephens Ministry, an in-depth caring ministry to those in crisis situations.

In 1989, the church established the Dr. Josephine Hoffer Scholarship Fund and dedicated the children's area of its Church Beyond the Walls as the Hoffer Children's Wing in honor of her years of ministry to children and their families and her work as an educator, mentor, counselor and advocate for young children.

She served as president of the Southern Association on Children Under Six, and was the first president of the Oklahoma Association of Children Under Six, receiving numerous awards from both organizations. She was twice named the state's delegate to the National Conference on Children and Youth, and was chosen to develop curriculum for the state-approved childhood education program.

She consulted for Head Start, directing the first Head Start training program in home economics in the United States. She was named OSU home economics Outstanding Teacher of the Year and OSU Teacher of the Year. While at OSU she served as faculty advisor to Pi Zeta Kappa and Kappa Phi.

In 1974, OSU's family relations and child development department established the Josephine Hoffer Award, given each year to an outstanding student selected by faculty and fellow students. She received the Outstanding Service Award from Cameron University for her service to families and children. In 1991, she was inducted into OSU's Hall of Fame for home economics.

She is survived by one son, Kelly Glenn Hoffer Jr. and his wife, Jule, of Fair Oaks, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Erin Hoffer and her husband, Rafik Mitry, of Dallas, Texas, Kelly Glenn Hoffer III and his wife, Kathy, of Loomis, Calif., and Brion Hoffer of Sacramento, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Memorials may be made to the Jo Hoffer Memorial Fund c/o First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Seventh, Stillwater, Okla. 74074; or to the Josephine Hoffer Scholarship, c/o OSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1749, Stillwater, Okla. 74076.


Arline Hazel Carriger
Arline Hazel Carriger, 82, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Private services will be held for the family only with her cremains to be buried in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Arline Hazel (Kochenower) Carriger was born April 15, 1918, on the family homestead northwest of Blackwell to Benjamin Franklin and Clara May (Woodruff) Kochenower.

She married G. Albert "Deak" Carriger July 29, 1935, in Watonga. They lived most of their lives in Kay County.

During World War II she helped her husband drive cattle trucks to the Kansas and Oklahoma City markets. In 1948 she began working at the Sears store in Blackwell where she worked until 1951 when she moved to Ponca City to open a Sears store there.

In 1976 she received the Outstanding Citizenship Award from Sears and Roebuck Company. She retired from Sears in March 1977 after 28 and one half years service.

She was a member of the Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Ponca City, an active member and past president of the Sorptiminst International and served as treasurer of the Agrarian Organization.

She was also an officer of Women of the Moose number 802, was a member in the Rebekah Lodge, Westerners of the Osage, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce and the Finley, Round Grove and Braden Card clubs.

She was one of the first women to serve on the Ponca City United Way Board, an active member of the Cimarron Business and Professional Women in Stillwater and received its Woman of the Year award.

She and her husband were active members of the Fountainhead Lodge Partners club, the 101 Ranch Association and the Twin Territories of Oklahoma Land Run.

She traveled to all fifty of the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, Nova Scotia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and Ireland. She also cruised the Caribbean where she enjoyed the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. She also had the excitement of floating the Panama Canal.

She was predeceased by her husband, a daughter, Joyccaline, a grandson, Rocky Moreland, her parents and two brothers, Richard and Herschel Kochenower.

Survivors include a daughter, Rogene Moreland and her husband, Carl, of Stillwater; four grandchildren, Ronay Meyers and her husband, Dwight, of Chickasha, Penny Spillman and her husband, David, of McAlester, Carla Pittman and her husband, Mark, of Edmond, and Barry Moreland and his wife Cindy, of Stillwater; eight great-grandchildren, Amy Moreland, of Dallas, Daniel and Jeremy Hoover, of Colorado, Mandy and Beau Smith, of Stillwater, Nicole and Mark Pittman, of Edmond, and Addie Moreland, of Stillwater; and one brother, Ben Kochenower and his wife, Gloria, of New Iberia, La.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 N. Union, Ponca City, OK 74601.


Clifford 'Hatch' Randall
Longtime Cushing resident Clifford "Hatch" Randall, 88, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at the Linwood Village Nursing Center

Services, with Dr. Lonny Lee, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Davis Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Cleveland to Benjamin and Dora Randall and was reared and educated in Cushing.

He married LaVeta Myrick Oct. 1, 1938, in Sapulpa. They established their first home in Cushing where they lived since. She died July 22, 1998.

Hatch worked in the refinery business all his life and retired from Kerr McGee. In his early days he was well known in the area as a good baseball player and loved to share his memories with his family and friends.

He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and was a loving father and loyal husband.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Mason; one brother, Alfred Randall; and one sister, Lola Bell Williams.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Martin, of Broken Arrow; one son-in-law, Wilbur Mason, of Moore; three grandchildren, Brett Martin and his wife, Dawna, Teresa Jackson, and Jeffrey Mason and his wife Laura; five great-grandchildren, Dennis Lewallen, Sandi Lewallen, Kayla Lewallen, Brenda Lewallen and Alex Jackson; two great-great- grandchildren, Maribel Rodriguez and Austin Warden; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Gene Rubenstein, Norman Rubenstein, Brett Martin, Wade Shaw, Doug Baker and Bea Young.

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