Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Clarence Lambert
Clarence William Lambert was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the chairman of the board of Lambert Construction Company.

He died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at his residence in Stillwater at the age of 93.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Bob Schlitt, Father Joe Townsend and Father Dick Bradley officiating.

A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Stillwater.

Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

He was born in Avoca, Iowa, Feb. 3, 1907, the only child of William and Ottille (Karges) Lambert.

He graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City and attended Oklahoma A&M College.

He married Mary Ruth Harrison Aug. 14, 1931, in Goodnight. They moved to Stillwater from Oklahoma City in 1939.

His career in construction spanned over 70 years. He built many schools, churches, commercial and public buildings throughout Oklahoma. He was a member of the Stillwater Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, RAR, Knife and Fork, OSU Posse and Knights of Columbus.

He was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, where he served as advisor, and as a member and past treasurer for the house corporation. The OSU Chapter of Sigma Nu established the Clarence Lambert Alumni Service Award in 1972.

An avid trap shooter, he won seven state championships and was inducted into both the Oklahoma and the American Amateur Trap shooters Hall of Fame. He worked with the Boy Scouts as a District Commissioner and after retirement taught construction estimating at OSU.

He was recognized as Boss of the Year by the National Secretaries Association and served on various advisory committees for the location and construction of community facilities. He was a member of the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma and was recognized as its Builder of the Year and a member of the Oklahoma Builders Hall of Fame.

He was a long-time OSU sports fan, holding OSU basketball and football season tickets since 1939.

He was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by wife, Mary Ruth (Harrison) Lambert, and eight children, Bill Lambert and his wife, Dolores, of Stillwater; Carolyn and her husband, Dick Buser, of Oklahoma City; David Lambert and his wife, Phyllis, of Stillwater; Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Pat McCoy, of Starkville, Miss.; Mike Lambert and his wife, Lisa, of Stillwater; Nancy and her husband, Dale Zellers, of Bartlesville; Bob Lambert and his wife, Kathy, of Stillwater; and Rick Lambert of Norman; 30 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers, altar boys, liturgists and vocalists. Honorary pallbearers will be Chub Bellatti and Charles Kaupke.

Memorials may be made to Clarence Lambert's Endowed Scholarship Fund at OSU for construction management students, or Judith Karman Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076.

Helen Elliot
Helen Janice Elliot, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Stillwater. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Cremation will follow the services.

She was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Love County near Marietta to Cecil and Josie (Bass) Gray.

She was a homemaker and resided in Stillwater for the last six years since she moved here from Meeker.

She was predeceased by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include one son, Terry Thomas, of Stillwater; one daughter, Delonna Mason and her husband, Richard, of Meeker; nine grandchildren, Lonnie, Gina, Chris, Joe, Terri, Teresa, Rusty, Tim and Tony; nine great-grandchildren Jacob, Joey, Taylor, C.J., Justin, Jonathan, Alyssa, Brittani and Timmy; two brothers, Winston Gray and his wife, Mary, of Oklahoma City and Tyrone Gray and his wife, Esther, of Oklahoma City; and a sister, Peggy Shreve, of Stillwater.
 
 

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Alice Orr
Cushing resident, Alice Faye Orr, 60, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center. Services will be Friday at the Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing. Interment will follow at the Avery Cemetery, south of Cushing.

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Yale July 26, 1940, to Everett and Laverna (Swider) Bingamon.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Vickie Molinar.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Orr; one daughter, Pamela Sweet; one son, Bill Orr; six grandchildren, Sidney, Nicholas, Jason Sweet, Nicole Cyndle and La Tosha Orr; mother, La Verna Swider, of Cushing; brothers, Loyd Bingamon, of Cushing, Lester Bingamon, of Stroud, and Melvin Swider, of Morrison; sisters, Ann Blancarte, of San Dimas, Calif., Debra Walker, of San Dimas, Calif., and Shirley Johnston, of Eufaula; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Sweet, Stanley Brown, Keith Granger, Nicholas Sweet, Timothy Mitchell, Loyd Bingamon Jr., Dave Higgins and Jim Cobble. 
 
 

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Harvene Turner
Harvene Wells Turner, 84, Stillwater, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 in Stillwater. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6301 Nall Avenue, Mission, Kan. Interment will be at the Hubbell Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie, Kan.

Turner was born Feb. 8, 1916, to Harvey and Mary (Rankin) Wells in Henryetta. She married Roger Parkhurst Turner in 1934 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Her family moved to Ft. Worth, where she graduated from Central High School Then she went on to NTAC where she met her husband. She graduated from NTAC in 1934. The couple moved to Gulfport, Miss. and then to Ft. Worth, where she stayed while Roger served in the Sea Bees during World War II. After his return, they lived numerous places until 1960 when they moved to Roeland Park, Kan.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband died Jan. 4, 1978.

Turner is survived by one daughter, Deacon Helen Mountford, San Francisco, Calif.; four sons, Roger Linn Turner, Dallas, Texas; J. Scott Turner and wife Dorcas, Stillwater; Lee Cutler Turner and wife Kay, Mt. Holly, NJ; Ward Turner and wife Dr. Denise Turner, Jersey Village, Texas; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society.
 

Don Berger
Don Berger, 60, Yale, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the Alzheimer Center in Tulsa.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m Friday at the Lawson Cemetery, north of Yale. Services are under the direction of Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.

Berger was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Quay to John and Eunice Berger. He received his early education in Quay and graduated from Quay High School class of 1958. He attended Warner Junior College on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree..

He taught science, math, and coached girls' basketball in Mannford. He also held teaching positions at Central High in Tulsa and Agra. He pipelined for F.D. Curtis, Cleveland X-Ray, Chuck Burch, Central X-Ray and Don Edwards, Edwards Pipeline. In 1986 he moved to Vallejo, Calif., and was employed by Mare Island Navel Shipyard as a Health Physicist, later with Westinghouse/Hanford, Richland, Wash. He returned to Yale in 1996.

He married Jerry Edwards Clayman Feb. 7, 1959. He later was married to Carol Nelson Nov. 11, 1976. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Yale and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Johnice Berger Hedrick in 1959.

Berger is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Karl McGregor, Waldorf, Md.; two grandsons, Keegan and Kolin McGregor, Waldorf, Md.; his parents, John and Eunice Berger, Yale; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Lonnie Austin, Oklahoma City; niece and nephew, Sherry Ann Ray and John Austin, Oklahoma City.
 
 

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Jack Keller
Jack Hall Keller, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Ardmore.

Services and interment will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Rosemound Cemetery in Medford.

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Medford June 25, 1924, to Homer H. and Ethylene (Hall) Keller.

He was a member of the Navy from 1942 until 1945.

Until his retirement he managed lumber yards in Medford, Oklahoma City and Ardmore.

He was a Catholic.

He was predeceased by his parents and one infant son, Kerry Kyle Keller.

He is survived by his wife, Patti, of the home; two sons, Jim Keller, of Augusta Kan. and John Keller, of Ponca City; five daughters, Jacque Conway, of Houston, Texas, Janice Wheatley, of Stillwater, Sami Cole, of Oklahoma City, Shannon Weidmer, of Oklahoma City and Shea Crain, of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Keller, of Medford; four sisters, Betty Kretchmar, of Grand Lake, Jill Thomas, of Grand Lake, JoAnn Zieman, of Denver, Patsy Hedrick, of Arkansas City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
 
 

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Harvene Turner
Harvene Wells Turner, 84, Stillwater, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Stillwater.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6301 Nall Avenue, Mission, Kan. Interment will be at the Hubbell Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie, Kan.

Turner was born Feb. 8, 1916, to Harvey and Mary (Rankin) Wells in Henryetta. She married Roger Parkhurst Turner in 1934 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Her family moved to Ft. Worth, where she graduated from Central High School Then she went on to NTAC where she met her husband. She graduated from NTAC in 1934. The couple moved to Gulfport, Miss. and then to Ft. Worth, where she stayed while Roger served in the Sea Bees during World War II. After his return, they lived numerous places until 1960 when they moved to Roeland Park, Kan.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband died Jan. 4, 1978.

Turner is survived by one daughter, Deacon Helen Mountford, San Francisco, Calif.; four sons, Roger Linn Turner, Dallas, Texas; J. Scott Turner and wife Dorcas, Stillwater; Lee Cutler Turner and wife Kay, Mt. Holly, NJ; Ward Turner and wife Dr. Denise Turner, Jersey Village, Texas; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society.

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

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Lillian Adkins
Lillian Irene Adkins, 73, Perkins, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at her home.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lost Creek United Methodist Church. Max Rudd will officiate. Funeral services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Adkins was born Sept. 26, 1927, to Fred and Angie (Matheson) Reddout in Ripley. She married Earl R. Adkins Feb. 9, 1947, in Cushing. Adkins graduated from Perkins High School in 1946. She was a member of the school choir and sang at weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Lost Creek United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher and a Prayer Warrior who prayed daily for others. Adkins was a member of the church choir and taught her children to sing in harmony. She loved to knit and crochet and was an avid bird watcher. She made and sold many craft items for the church. Adkins loved to give to others.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Adkins is survived by her husband Earl of the home; five daughters, Elizabeth (Beth) Howey and her husband Richard, Brenham, Texas; Evelyn McCaslin and her husband Rob, Perkins; Elaine Lynch and her husband Michael, Stillwater; Emily Joyce Winston and her husband Matthew, Perkins; Ellen Long and her husband Tony, Tryon; one son, Ernest Adkins and wife Patty Crumm, Ada; eight grandchildren David Howey and wife Kristi (Langdon), Enid; Katherine Howey, San Marcos, Texas; Tammy McCaslin, Perkins; Scott McCaslin, Perkins; Lisa (Deichman) Bagg and husband Mike, Newkirk; Sara Deichman-Adkins, Ada; Travis Adkins, Ada; Erin Winston, Perkins; one great grandchild, Bailey Bagg, Newkirk; two brothers Dale Reddout and wife Wilma (Westfall), Bartlesville; Kenneth Reddout and wife Ima Jo (Williams), Bartlesville; Pauline (Reddout) Kirby and husband Doyle, Perkins.

Ushers for the memorial service will be provided by Lost Creek United Methodist Church.

Memorials can be made to the Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater 74076 or Lost Creek United Methodist Church, 8002 S. Washington, Stillwater 74074.

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

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Clara Young
Clara Isaphene Young, 59, of Waynoka, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Strode Chapel in Stillwater. Interment will be at the Marena Cemetery in Marena. Pastor Marvin Skinner will officiate. Services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Young was born April 8, 1941, to Alma and Bertha (Whitmore) Harshman, in Stillwater.

Young graduated from Perkins High School in 1959. After high school, she worked at Stillwater Laundry and then waitressed at the Stillwater Cafe. She married George Young April 9, 1964, in Stillwater. The couple moved to Enid, where she kept the books for their family business, George's Tire Service. In 1982, they moved to Salt Plains where she worked as a cook for Jack and Mary's Cafe. The couple eventually divorced. Young suffered a stroke in 1994 while working at Cherokee Manor. She resided in Waynoka, where she was the manager of the Little Sahara Motel.

She was a member of the Helena Baptist Church and the Quilting Club at the Helena Senior Citizens Center. In her spare time, she volunteered in 4-H, homemakers, Bible School, and county and state fairs. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting and outdoor activities with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father.

Young is survived by one son, Dale Young and his wife Tammie, Enid; three daughters, Carrie Adams and her husband Warren, Jr., Lillian, Texas, Marsha Brown, Anthony, Kan., and Sarah Young, Helena; one sister, Evelyn Kindschi and her husband, Bud, Stillwater; two brothers, Bill Harshman and his wife Karlanne, Coyle, and Bob Harshman and his wife Louella, Stillwater; and 13 grandchildren, Deah, Brittany, Joshua, John, Talitha, Reba, and Dalton, Enid, Casey, Camee, and Lane, Lillian, Texas; and Matthew, Marcus and Kyra, Anthony, Kan.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.


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