Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Pauline Jewel Shingleton
Pauline Jewel Shingleton, 75, Stillwater, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in Stillwater.

Services will be held at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Richard Poe officiating. Interment will be in Jameson Cemetery near Meeker.

Services are under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.

Shingleton was born July 25, 1925, in Buffalo, Mo., to Carol and Hannah Elizabeth (Tucker) Quigley.

She married Charles "Max" Shingleton on Nov. 1, 1947, in Bristow. They later moved to Stillwater.

Shingleton was a member of the Church of Christ. She worked as a bookkeeper for Katz Department Store for 30 years.

Her hobbies included reading, sewing and cooking. In addition, she greatly enjoyed the time she spent volunteering at the St. Andrew's thrift shop.

Civic organizations with which she associated included American Business Women's Association and Business and Professional Women.

She was predeceased by both of her parents.

Shingleton is survived by her husband, Max; two daughters, Judi Edminson of Oklahoma City and Beverly Beran of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Quentin Quigley of Hudsonville, Mich.; one sister, Maxine Rockwell and her husband, Melvin, of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren.


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 Maramec Cemetery, north of Yale.

Colonial Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Behrens 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.

Behrens 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 Oklahoma State University 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.

Behrens 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. 
Dallas Cotham
Dallas Clyde Cotham, 90, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Ninnescah Manor in Clearwater, Kan.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Strode Funeral Chapel. Ted Gibson will preside.

Interment will follow at Tryon Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Oregon County, Mo., Feb. 18, 1910, to Sular Emit Cotham and Rachel Catherine (Underwood) Cotham.

He married Irene Matthews in Stillwater June 18, 1938.

They lived in Stillwater until 1941 when they moved to California until he went into the service in 1943. He was a Technician Fifth Grade with the 808 Engineer Aviation Battalion, Army Engineers. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon, and one Bronze Star.

He received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in the Asiatic Pacific Theater in June, 1944. He participated in battles and campaigns in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon.

When he returned they lived in Guthrie until 1948 when they moved to Stillwater.

He worked for Manhattan Construction Co. and other companies. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was a member of the Christian Union Church in Tryon, Guthrie Lodge number 35 and Guthrie Scottish Rite 32 degree. He received his 50 year pin for both in 1998.

On Nov. 4, 2000, they moved to Clearwater, Kan., to be close to their son and his family.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Willard H. Cotham.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Eldon R. Cotham and his wife, Nina, of Clearwater, Kan.; two grandchildren, Lee A. Cotham and his wife, Andrea, of Clearwater, Kan., and Ann Cotham and her husband Cayle Eurton, of Haysville, Kan.; five great-grandchildren, Cole, Brady and Alexa Cotham, of Clearwater, Kan. and Austin and Javan Eurton, of Haysville, Kan.; one brother, Homer L. Cotham and his wife, Veretta, of Richardson, Texas; and a sister in law, Mrs. Willard (Mary) Cotham, of Cushing.

Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice, Inc. P.O. 818, Stillwater, OK 74074.


Elsie Thomas
Yale resident Elsie Irene Thomas, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Rev. Steve Lopp and Brother Michael Dershem presiding, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Yale. Pianist Jessie Lynn will accompany vocalists Cindy Williams and Prince Hixson.

Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.

Arrangements are under the direction of Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.

She was born in Yale July 17, 1923, to Bennie and Bessie (Harris) Powers. She received her early education at the Council Valley School and attended the Norfolk School. She attended Cosmetology school in Stillwater.

She married J G Thomas in Norfolk Oct. 3, 1941. They moved to Yale in 1976 where they resided since.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church in Yale.

She was a beautician for 37 years and ran a beauty shop in her home in Yale.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Bessie Jane (Reimer) Hart; her parents; four brothers, Kenneth, Clifford, Buddy and Ben Jack Powers; and three grandchildren, twins, Jessie and Heath Thomas and Russell Don Reimer.

In addition to her husband of 59 years she is survived by three sons, J G Thomas Jr. and Harold Thomas, both of Yale, and Thomas Thomas of Cushing; one daughter, Marquita Adair, of Mannford; two sisters, Opal Kelley, of Cushing, and Helen Austin, of Bartlesville; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 East Boston, Yale, OK 74085


Ada Malernee
Ada Marie Malernee, 85, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her Cushing residence.

Services, with Rev. Robert Adams officiating, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until service time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

The daughter of the late Eli Thompson and Stella (Rogers) Thompson, she was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Parkland. She was reared and educated in the Shamrock area.

She was united in marriage to John W. Malernee July 9, 1950, in Cushing. The couple lived in Cushing since then.

She was a longtime member of the Assembly of God Church and loved music and sang in a quartet for many years. She also enjoyed painting, walking and being with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, of over 50 years; three children, Cindy Doak and her husband, Mark, of Cushing, Deena Brandenberget and her husband, Lynn, of Weslico, Texas, and Carol Hittle, of Tulsa; one brother, Joe Thompson, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Christy Doak, Ilex Brandenberget, Kyle Brandenberget, Calysta Alsborg and Greg Terra; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Casket bearers will be Mark Doak, Lynn Brandenberget, Ilex Brandenberget, Kyle Brandenberget, Greg Terra and Tom Alsborg.


James King
James C. King, 58, better known as "Happy," a retired school teacher and a Navy veteran died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at his Cushing residence.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing. Rev. Tony Black of the Park Place Baptist Church will preside.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday morning until 9:30 a.m.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Cushing.

The son of the late J.C. King Sr. and Felma Louise (Koble) King, Happy was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Cushing and was reared and educated there. He graduated from Cushing High School.

He received his bachelor's degree in science and taught at Olive High School for several years before he retired.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Saxton, of the home; two brothers, Sam King and his wife, Kathi, and Russell King and his wife, Deborah of Tulsa; two sisters, Robin Bradley and her husband, Terry, of Cushing, and Carleta Killiam of Corpus Christi; several nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Jasmin Taye and Rich Saxton.


Patricia Workman
Patricia "Patsy" Workman, 68, Perry, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at the Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Perry. Interment will be at the Grace Hill Cemetery. Rev. Buddy Hunt will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.

Workman was born on June 28, 1932, in Perry to John J. and Cora (Kasl) Pricer. She graduated from Perry High School in 1950. She married Bill Dean Workman Sept. 27, 1952, in Oklahoma City. Workman was housewife and had been a child care provider for 43 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Perry and the Perry Elks Lodge.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Debi, seven brothers, and four sisters.

Workman is survived by her husband Bill of the home; four sons, Mark Workman and wife Rhonda, Woodward; Mike Workman and wife Guyla, Perry; Marvin Workman and wife Paula, Perry; Rob and wife Karen Cockrum, Milford, Mass.; three daughters, Pam Workman and very dear and special friend Tonya Reynolds, Oklahoma City; Rita Groom and husband Duane, Perry; Bev Dunn and husband Jerry, Perry; brother, John J. Junior "Jake" Pricer, Enid; sister, Norma Lee Stanford, Stillwater; three sisters-in-law; six granddaughters, 11 grandsons, 2 great-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made the American Diabetes Association.


Ella Crow
Ella Mae Crow of Oklahoma City worked as a bookkeeper.

Mrs. Crow, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Grace Living Center in Stillwater.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Douglass officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.

Mrs. Crow was born July 27, 1920, in Yale to Alva Cross Quier and Anna Elizabeth (Dawes) Quier.

She married Jennings Bryan Coomer Jan. 14, 1942, in Bowling Green, Ken. He died April 12, 1943.

She married Fred Wallace Crow June 20, 1950, in Creek County.

Mrs. Crow worked as a bookkeeper for Casa Bonita for 11 years and she also worked for Judge Berry in Oklahoma City for many years.

She was a Methodist and was a member of the Duplicate Bridge Club, Sooner Unit 167 of Oklahoma City, where she was secretary and bookkeeper.

Mrs. Crow is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Vogle of Morrison.; two grandchildren; Justin Vogle and Ashleigh Vogle, both of Morrison; one brother, Gene Quier of Yale; two sisters, Janie Wilson of Norman and Ida Belle Quier of Oklahoma City.

She was predeceased by her parents, one brother, Dewey Quier and her husbands, Jennings Bryan Coomer and Fred Wallace Crow.

Pallbearers will be; Troy Vogle, Bob Vogle, Wesley Goforth, Bobbie Quier, Don Erwin and Robert Wells.

Maxine Oldham
Maxine Meta Oldham was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Stillwater to W.H. and Mamie Kuechenmeister.

She died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000.

On March 24, 1940, she married Perry D. Oldham.

Mrs. Oldham was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Mrs. Jean Watts.

She was a long time member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, loved her family, home, garden, books and music.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Perry Oldham Jr., and his wife Sue of Oklahoma City and Bill Oldham and his wife Marietta of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Benjamin, Alison, Melissa, Samuel and Michelle;

Also, sisters, Mrs. June Williamson and her husband Wilburn of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Helen German of Stillwater.

The family expresses special thanks to Vickie Riley and Sue Loftis and to the caregivers from Mercy Hospice.

Memorials may be sent in her name to Mercy Hospice.

Guardian Northside Funeral Home of Oklahoma City was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Dorothy King
Former Cushing resident Dorothy Lucille King, 83, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at her home in Wichita, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Zion Cemetery, north of Cushing, the Rev. John Pottorff presiding.

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

Born Nov. 21, 1916, in Cleveland to George and Nellie (Bennett) Colbert, Mrs. King was a beautician and had owned a beauty shop in Tulsa for several years.

Mrs. King was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Wichita.

She was predeceased by one son, Paul Robert Turner; three sisters, Grace, Cecil and Dorlean and one granddaughter, Cynthia Miller.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Anglus F. King of the home; one daughter, Lucille Maxine Turner of Sand Springs; grandchildren, Debbie Lemmons, Kelley Boggs, Angela Haynes, Paulette Hieghtmyer, Travis Turner, Bobby Turner, Gene Miller and Loretta Miller and one great-grandson, J.R. Dove.


George Hale
Parkland resident George E. Hale, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

Graveside services, with Brother Jerry Dowe Pruitt presiding, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Parkland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

He was born in Parkland Sept. 8, 1916, to Irvin and Elizabeth (Fish) Hale. He lived in the Parkland area all of his life

He married Ethel Louise Matthews in 1940. She died in 1982.

Mr. Hale worked in the oil fields. He loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his wife he was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include numerous nephews and nieces.


Raymond Willingham
Raymond A. Willingham died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Edmond Church of Christ. Graveside services will follow in Holdenville at 3:30 p.m.

Willingham was born June 12, 1918, to Bob and Lola Mae Willingham in Yeager. He married Reba Haney Dec. 24, 1938, and from that extremely close marriage was produced six children, 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Willingham was a graduate of Fairview High School (Holdenville) and East Central State College. He received his Master of Education Degree from University of Oklahoma. He served as superintendent of Fairview (Holdenville), Maud and Carrier public schools. He retired from the State Department of Education where he served as director of the Title I Program for a number of years. Willingham loved and enjoyed the love of his Lord, his wife, his family, his church, Edmond Church of Christ and the many children he influenced through education over the years. He faithfully served his lord and his church as an elder in various places where he lived.

Willingham is survived by his wife Reba; sister, Yvonne Kelley, Detroit, Mich.; sons, Alton Willingham and wife Noveeta, Oklahoma City; Steve Willingham and wife Kristy, Perkins; Ross Willingham and wife Candace, Stillwater; daughters, Joyce Uhlich and husband Floyd, Ponca City; Jane Nelson and husband Ronald, Goltry; Janet Lang and husband Robert, Las Vegas, Nev.; his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to "Search" in care of the Edmond Church of Christ.


Cleo Bailey
Cleo Doreen (McCamey) Bailey died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Rosewood Care Center.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Interment will be at Coyle Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Coyle Feb. 8, 1920, to Loyde D. and Pearl Marie (Arnett) McCamey.

During her early years she attended Coyle School and was a member of the Christian Church. In 1925, her family moved to Oklahoma City where she finished her schooling.

She was married to Charles "Bus" Osborn in Frederick June 7, 1936. The couple lived in California for a while but moved back to Oklahoma City.

To this marriage two daughters, Marie Elizabeth and Faye "Lorraine" were born. The marriage ended in divorce.

During WW II, Cleo worked at Tinker Air Force Base. In 1948 she married William Washam. To this marriage William Loyde was born. The marriage ended in divorce.

Later, Cleo married Charles Raymond Bailey. To this marriage, Charles Loyde Bailey was born.

She moved to Guthrie where she lived until 1984 when she moved to Rosewood Care Center.

She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Twila Marie McCamey; a brother, John Arthur McCamey; a daughter, Faye "Lorraine" (Osborn) Cundiff; and a grandson, William Edgar "Eddie" Long Jr.

Survivors include a daughter Marie Elizabeth (Osborn) Jones and her husband, Marvin, of Stillwater; two sons, William Loyde "Bill" Washam, of Vinita, and Charles Loyde Bailey Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Ripley; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Thomas Long, of Newcastle, Charles Loyde Bailey Jr. and Jake Henry Bailey, of Ripley, David McKee, David McKee Jr. and Joe McKee, all of Coyle.

John Leverich will be honorary pallbearer.

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