Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Christine McGlory
Former Stillwater resident Christine (Herndon) McGlory, 52, Edmond, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the Edmond Regional Hospital.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Fairview Baptist Church, 1700 N.E. Seventh, Oklahoma City. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Okmulgee.

McGlory was born Dec. 25, 1947, in Bartlesville to Carl Herndon and Mary Lois (Cowan) Herndon Wiley. She lived with her parents in the Tulsa area until 1951. She briefly lived in Oklahoma City, then moved to Stillwater, where she finished high school.

She was married to Cleo McGlory, a former Stillwater resident.

At the time of her death, she was employed with Health Science Center EWS in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include her mother; her husband; one brother, Larry Herndon, Oklahoma City; and four step-brothers, Vincent Wiley of Oakland, Calif., Donnell of Everest, Wash., and Clifton and Timothy, both of Stillwater.


Laura Ross
Laura Ellen Ross of Yale was a homemaker.

Mrs. Ross, 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Pawnee Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lawson Cemetery, north of Yale. Services will be under the direction of the Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ross was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Yale to John Edward and Hulda (Johnson) Tindel.

She received her early education in Yale. She had lived in California for 20 years prior to returning to Yale in 1988.

Mrs. Ross was predeceased by her parents; one brother, John Tindel; and three sisters; Helen Purcell, Bethel Tindel and Gladys Sebring.

Mrs. Ross is survived by one daughter, Deborah Carrillo of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Wilmer and Remus Tindel, both of Yale; three sisters, Alice Cussner and Virginia Loftis, both of Yale and Nayden Simnitt of Freemont, Calif.; two grandchildren, Danena Flowers and Dwaine Carrillo, both of Oklahoma City; two great-grandchildren, Lane and Lindsey Flowers of Oklahoma City.

Serving as pallbearers will be Remus Cussner, Dale Cussner, Fred Cussner, Jr., Gary Cussner, Ryan Rasmussen and Mike Rasmussen.


D.H. Drymon
D.H. Drymon of Ralston was a nurseryman by trade and he enjoyed reading, gardening, landscaping and spending time with his family.

Drymon, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Ralston.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ralston with the Rev. Virgle Calvert officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Ralston.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home in Pawnee.

Drymon was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Ralston to John Calhoun Drymon and Sarah Catherine (Edwards) Drymon.

He lived all his life in the Fairfax and Ralston area.

He married Jean Agnes Warrior. She died Oct. 15, 1941.

Drymon married Madelyn Mildred Vehiller Oct. 20, 1945, at Fairfax. She died Aug. 23, 1998.

Drymon was a nurseryman by occupation, and was employed by Henderson's Nursery in Ralston for many years. He also worked in carpentry, plumbing and as a electrician.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ralston.

Drymon was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, one sister, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by five sons; Arthur Drymon of Owasso, Harry Drymon of Tulsa, Louis Drymon, Prattville, Curtis Drymon and David Drymon, both of Fairfax; two daughters, Doris Gardner and Linda LeForce, both of Pawnee; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-granchildren; three sisters; plus a number of other relatives and friends.

Donations may be made to the Caring Hands Hospice at P.O. Box 467 Pawnee, 74058 and OMRF, 825 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City 73104. 

David Cooper
David Lawrence Cooper, 53, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Stillwater.

Services, with Pastor Tom Westbrook presiding, will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. at University Heights Baptist Church. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1947, in Albuquerque, N.M. to Hampton J. and Jewel Ann (Coker) Cooper.

He married Georgia Tobe in Albuquerque in 1972. They were later divorced.

He married Page Provence April 23, 1982 in Lubbock, Texas. They were later divorced.

He graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque in 1965. He joined the Navy in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1968.

He then served in the Air Force from 1971-1974 and continued his military service in the Air National Guard from 1974 until 1975.

He furthered his education at numerous institutions including The University of Indiana at Bloomington, The University of Albuquerque, The Community College of the Air Force, Midwestern State University and Mesa Community College.

David worked for many years in the medical field as a medical technologist. He began work in 1992 as a lab technician at OSU in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

He was self-employed as a painting contractor at the time of his death. His death was the result of complications from a recent injury.

David was a person who loved the outdoors and made friends easily. His daughters were the center of his world.

He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his father and by his adopted father.

He is survived by three daughters, Averi Cooper, Jill Cooper and Heather Cooper, all of Stillwater; his mother, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Jo Deane Hollyfield and her husband, Ed, of Indianapolis, and Leah Anne Banning and her husband, Sam, of Arlington, Texas; two nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be Ed Hollyfield, Jim Blair, Mark Grimsley, Larry Gosney, Larry Kitchens and Rusty Hageman.

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


Betty Caine
Betty Louise (Willis) Caine, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Stillwater.

Services, with Rev. Bob Copeland presiding, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pawnee. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee.

Poteet Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Pawnee Jan. 15, 1920, to Ed and Rena (Irvin) Willis.

She married Grover Cain Sr. Oct. 10, 1942, in Pawnee. To that union four children, Berthena, Lucinna, Grover Jr. and Norma were born. Lucinna died in 1959 at age 16.

She lived most of her life in Pawnee where she attended school. Starting at an early age Betty was a highly regarded Christian member of Antioch Baptist Church in Pawnee.

She was always ready and willing to do whatever it took to keep the church afloat. Her dedication was everlasting as she was one of the members to rebuild the church after the original structure burned down.

She was respected by many for spiritual counseling and guidance. For years she was honored and loved by Antioch and associated churches as the "Mother of the Church."

Although it was her desire to continue attending church in the past two years she was unable to do so because of her illness.

She was a blessing to many and will be missed by those who knew her.

"MeMe," thank God for you and we will miss you.

In addition to her daughter, Lucinna, she was predeceased by her husband, parents, five brothers, three sisters, and grandson, Derel Green.

She is survived by two daughters, Berthena Green and her husband, R. D., of Pawnee, and Norma Caine, of Pawnee; one son, Grover Caine Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Tulsa; a sister, Juanita Willis, of Santa Rose, Calif.; grandchildren, Ed and Wanda Green, of Pawnee, Randy and Paula Green, of Spiro, Tony Green and his wife, Cheryl, of Pawnee, Stephne and her husband, Kevin Hockenhull, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Ladell Terrell, Armon Terrell and Norma of Wichita, Kan., Lucinna Wortham and Ladonna Jordan, of Tulsa; great-grandchildren, Gene and Keysha Williams, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Jason Black, of Austin, Texas, Sajsah, Melissa and Nikia Ferguson, of Alta Loma, Calif., Brenda Crockett, of Wichita, Kan., Ashley and Chace Green and Kelsie Green, of Pawnee, Jerrecia, Claudesha, Tailesha, Everett and Yahzmen, all of Tulsa; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends

Memorials may be made to the Betty L. Caine Memorial Fund, C/O Security Bank, N.A., Pawnee Branch, 551 Harrison Street, Pawnee, OK 74058.


Raymond Behrens
Raymond Behrens, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Graveside services, with Rev. Carlton Riemer presiding, will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Lawson Cemetery, north of Yale.

Colonial Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Glencoe May 17, 1924, to Steve and Sally (Flannery) Behrens.

He married Beulah Correll in Cushing in 1944. They were later divorced.

He married Linda Kelly in Miami July 27, 1984.

He attended school in Clayton and after his education he traveled extensively throughout the southwestern United States where he worked on construction.

In 1948 he moved to Cushing and began his career as an electrician. He later become employed at OSU as an electrician and remained in that capacity for 12 years.

In the 1970s he became affiliated with Field and Wilson Electric where he was employed at the time of his death.

He was very active with and was instrumental in the formation of the Ripley 4-H Club. He loved cattle, horses and farming and for many years was an active participant in the sport of rodeo. He also enjoyed attending auctions.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth and a son, Bobby.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; one son, Joe and his wife, Tara, of Stillwater; one daughter, Aliena LaFollette and her husband, Robert, of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Brian Behrens and his wife, Candy, of Sand Springs, Gena Burwell and her husband, Jimmy of Dewar, Pam LaFollette, of Oklahoma City and Robbie LaFollette, also of Oklahoma City; and four great-grandchildren.


Barbara Rust
Barbara Sue (Bays) Rust, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at her Tulsa home.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Sequoyah Hills Baptist Church, 714 N. Harvard, in Tulsa. Interment will be at IOOF Cemetery in Maramac.

Moores Eastlawn is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Stillwater Sept. 2, 1940, to Walter Franklin and Ocealine Bays.

She graduated from Glencoe High School in 1958.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald R. Rust, formerly of Stillwater, and a daughter, Debra K. Fix, of Tulsa.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth D. Rust; daughters, Donna S. Rust and Darla R. Whittaker, of Tulsa; brothers, Gene Bays, of Perkins, Dale Bays, Jack Bays, Rex Bays, Mike Bays and Ronnie Bays, all of Stillwater, Ernest Bays, of Broken Arrow, and Roy Bays, of Dodge City, Kan.; sisters, Gladys Roe (Bays) of Burleson, Texas, Doris Garrison (Bays), of Mannford, Pat Ward (Bays), of Claremore, and Connie Booth (Bays) of Stillwater; eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.


JoAnn Franz
JoAnn "Jody" Dowdy Franz, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Private services will be held with Rev. David Bagwell presiding. Calling times are 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at Kitch Funeral Home. Interment will be in Liberal, Kan.

Kitch Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Liberal Aug. 13, 1926, to Oscar Thomas and LaUna Foltz Dowdy.

She graduated from Liberal High School in 1944.

Mrs. Franz was a lifelong Liberal resident and was a rancher, farmer and business woman.

She had a vast love and knowledge of the cattle and quarter horse industry. She was an avid and knowledgeable collector of antique dolls.

Since 1989 she. supplied working cattle to her daughter's Walking F cutting horse ranch in Stillwater.

In 1997 she moved to live with her daughter in Stillwater where she lived until her death.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Liberal and a board member of the Citizens State Bank.

On Dec. 25, 1947, she married Eugene H. "Gene" Franz in Liberal. He and his son, Alan, died March 2, 1979.

Mrs. Franz felt it a great honor to be able to work with her husband on the farm and her ranch.

Her second greatest joy was to raise her children. She was very proud of her grandchildren, who are Kansas University graduates, Miles Alan, who is pursuing a career in Overland Park, Kan. and Alex Gene who is currently continuing his studies in Phoenix, Ariz. and Denver, Colo.

She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Jo Franz, of Stillwater, one sister, Jean Maupin, of Guymon; and two grandchildren, Miles and Alex Franz.

Memorials may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, American Diabetes Association M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, C/O Kitch Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.


E.L. Williams
Wichita, Kan. resident, E.L. "Bus" Williams, 90, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000.

Prayer services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway, Wichita. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 6500 South 129th Street East, Broken Arrow.

Arrangements are under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home.

He was born July 24, 1910, in Stillwater to Elbert and Lillie (Lytton) Williams.

He married Laura Bird Fidler Feb. 19, 1933, in Pawhuska. She died June 5, 1996.

He was a retired Bow Industries purchasing expediter. He was a former resident of Tulsa and Stillwater.

He is survived by a son, Gary Williams, of Trinidad, Colo.; a daughter, Charlotte Crandall, of Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Monroe Williams, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Doris Smith, of Olympia, Wash.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 2100 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214.

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