Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Capitola Smith
Long time Cushing resident, Capitola (Pilgrim) Smith, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000.

Services, with Rev. Tony Black presiding, will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Park Place Baptist Church, 321 N. Hartman, Cushing.

Interment will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.

Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Dyersburg, Tenn. Sept. 12, 1912, to Robert Lee Pilgrim and Jennie Pilgrim Norton. She was reared and educated in Dyersburg.

She married Jessie R. Smith Sept. 26, 1936, in Dyersburg. She lived in Dyersburg while he served during World War II. After he returned, they lived in Tennessee until they moved to Cushing in 1959.

She was a member of the Park Place Baptist Church in Cushing. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and working with all kinds of crafts.

In addition to her husband, of 62 years, she was predeceased by her parents and four brothers, Charles, Elvin Lee, Walter B. and M.L. Pilgrim.

She is survived by her nieces, Jana Fairbanks and her husband, Jimmy, and their daughter, Skyler, of Stillwater, Mae Gaskins, of Cushing, and Debbie Murlin and her husband, Lee Ray; one sister-in-law, Lois Pilgrim, of Cushing; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Alpha Lorett
Former Yale resident, Alpha Marie Lorett, 95, a resident of Rosewood Care Center died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Michael Dershem officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Yale. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, southeast of Yale.

Yale-Palmer Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born south of Yale Jan 2, 1905, to Jess and Alice Fitch

She attended Yale schools and married Lambert Lorett July 21, 1923, in Yale.

She was a beautician and owned Apha's Beauty Shop in Yale.

She was predeceased by her father, mother, husband, one son, Robert, and two brothers, Leo and Everett Earl Fitch.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Moffatt of Oklahoma City; two sons, Don and his wife, Betty, of Stillwater and Pat and his wife, Darlene of Kildare; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many friends.

Her grandchildren will be pallbearers.
 
 

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May Human
May (Fry) Human, 98, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at the Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Residence in Yale.

Services, with Dr. Bill Inglish and Joe Ledgerwood officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, 411 W. Matthews Street, in Stillwater.

Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Perry June 29, 1902, to Leander Allen and Eliza Phoebe (Aker) Fry. Her parents moved from Perry to a farm southwest of Stillwater in March, 1904. She lived in the Stillwater the remainder of her life.

Mrs. Human attended grade school at Pleasant Valley School District 15 and was a graduate of Stillwater High School.

After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught at Pleasant Valley School in 1923 and 1924.

She married Joseph "Joe" Rusaw Human Sept. 7, 1924, at her parents' home southwest of Stillwater.

Her husband was a County Commissioner for many years and the couple operated a dairy farm until 1966 at which time they retired and moved to town.

Mrs. Human joined the United Brethren Church in 1914. She was a member for many years until it consolidated with the Methodist Church.

She then joined the Southern Heights United Methodist Church where she attended until it became a Mission.

She transferred her membership to the Ninth Avenue Christian Church and, in 1995, became a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)

Mrs. Human was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning.

She loved sharing her fresh and canned vegetables with family and friends.

She liked to sew, crochet and travel. She took several tours with friends of the Rebekah Lodge and her Extension Club. She joined the jet set in her 70s and traveled with her family.

Her main hobbies were cooking and baking. She loved to cook and prepare meals for large family gatherings.

She was a member of Payne Center Extension Club for more than 55 years and was a long time member of Rebekah Lodge 37. She continued her lodge membership until her death.

Mrs. Human was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1973, her father, who died in in 1951, her mother, who died in 1963, her brother, George Bernard Fry, who died in 1990 and a great-grandson, David Allen Ledgerwood who died in 1982.

Survivors include a son, Maynard Human and his wife, Wilma (Van Ness), of Stillwater; a daughter, Betty (Human) Ledgerwood and her husband, Oman of Edmond; two granddaughters, Kay Lynn (Human) Murray and her husband, Charles, of Walkersville, Md. and Sue Elaine (Human) Watson and her husband, Eric, of Indianapolis; one grandson, Joe Allen Ledgerwood, and his wife, Glenda (Anderson), of Edmond; five great-grandchildren, Jamie Gail Frampton, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., Kelly Michael Frampton, of Charles Town, W. Va., Lorelei Machael (Corbett) McGrew and her husband, Patrick, of Rowlett, Texas, Summer Christen Corbett, of Edmond, and Sarah Ann Ledgerwood of Edmond; two great-great granddaughters, Mackenzie Leigh Frampton, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va. and Lauren Elaine Corbett, of Rowlett, Texas; and her dear friend and caretaker, Maralee Dennis, of Yale.

Pallbearers will be Bill Fry, Melvin Fry, David Fry, Richard Meyer, Jay Craft and Kent Fletcher.

Memorials may be made to Carter Hospice Care, One West 36th Street, Suite One, Tulsa, OK 74016 or to the First Christian Church, 411 W. Mathews Street, Stillwater, OK 74074. 
 

Alice Clark
Alice M. Clark, 90, enjoyed cooking, sewing and taking care of her flowers and watching the birds in her back-yard. She died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fairlawn Cemetery with Ralph Hickman officiating.

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

The daughter of the late Sherman Wait and Lillie Street Wait she was born Nov. 12, 1910, in White Cloud, Kan. She came to Cushing as a teenager from Breckenridge, Texas, and had lived in this area since that time.

She was united in marriage to Virgil O. Clark Jan. 25, 1930, in Cushing and to this union one son, Troy, was born. Virgil preceded her in death March 17, 1999.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, loved her Sunday school class and enjoyed going to the "Keenagers" luncheons and activities.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Everet Wait and two sisters, Bessie Corber and Ethel Hendron.

She is survived by one son, Tray and his wife, Pam, of Piedmont; one grandson, Dale Clark and his wife Cynthia, of Oklahoma City; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
 
 

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May Human
May (Fry) Human, 98, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at the Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Residence in Yale.

Services, with Dr. Bill Inglish and Joe Ledgerwood officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, 411 W. Matthews Street, in Stillwater.

Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Perry, Oklahoma Territory, June 28, 1902, to Leander Allen and Eliza Phoebe (Aker) Fry. Her parents moved from Perry to a farm southwest of Stillwater in March, 1904. She lived in the Stillwater area the remainder of her life.

Mrs. Human attended grade school at Pleasant Valley School District 15 and was a graduate of Stillwater High School.

After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught at Pleasant Valley School in 1923 and 1924.

She married Joseph "Joe" Rusaw Human Sept. 7, 1924, at her parents' home southwest of Stillwater. Her husband was a County Commissioner for many years and the couple operated a dairy farm until 1966 at which time they retired and moved to town.

Mrs. Human joined the United Brethren Church in 1914. She was a member for many years until it consolidated with the Methodist Church.

She then joined the Southern Heights United Methodist Church where she attended until it became a Mission. She transferred her membership to the Ninth Avenue Christian Church and, in 1995, became a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)

Mrs. Human was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning. She loved sharing her fresh and canned vegetables with family and friends.

She liked to sew, crochet and travel. She took several tours with friends of the Rebekah Lodge and her Extension Club. She joined the jet set in her 70s and traveled with her family.

Her main hobbies were cooking and baking. She loved to cook and prepare meals for large family gatherings.

She was a member of Payne Center Extension Club for more than 55 years and was a long time member of Rebekah Lodge 37. She continued her lodge membership until her death.

Mrs. Human was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1973, her father, who died in in 1951, her mother, who died in 1963, her brother, George Bernard Fry, who died in 1990 and a great-grandson, David Allen Ledgerwood who died in 1982.

Survivors include a son, Maynard Human and his wife, Wilma (Van Ness) Human, of Stillwater; a daughter, Betty (Human) Ledgerwood and her husband, Oman of Edmond; two granddaughters, Kaye Lynn (Human) Murray and her husband, Charles, of Walkersville, Md. and Sue Elaine (Human) Watson and her husband, Eric, of Indianapolis, Ind.; one grandson, Joe Allen Ledgerwood, and his wife, Glenda (Anderson) Ledgerwood, of Edmond; five great-grandchildren, Jamie Gail Frampton, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., Kelly Michelle Frampton, of Charles Town, W. Va., Lorelei Michelle (Corbett) McGrew and her husband, Patrick, of Rowlett, Texas, Summer Christen Corbett, of Edmond, and Sarah Ann Ledgerwood of Edmond; two great-great granddaughters, Mackenzie Leigh Frampton, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va. and Lauren Elaine Corbett, of Rowlett, Texas; and her dear friend and caretaker, Maralee Dennis, of Yale.

Pallbearers will be Bill Fry, Melvin Fry, David Fry, Richard Meyer, Jay Craft and Kent Fletcher.

Memorials may be made to Carter Hospice Care, One West 36th Street, Suite One, Tulsa, OK 74016 or to the First Christian Church, 411 W. Mathews Street, Stillwater, OK 74074.
 
 

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Wayne Bland
Cushing resident, Wayne Bland, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Rev. Milo Steffen presiding, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Cushing.

Organist Marilyn King will accompany Susan Karns as she sings "The Lord's Prayer" and "Amazing Grace."

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Memory Gardens at Ft. Scott, Kan.

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

He was born in El Dorado Springs, Mo., March 31, 1921, to Freddie Franklin and Gladys Griffin Bland.

When he was two, the family moved to Ft. Scott in a covered wagon. He graduated from Ft. Scott High School where he excelled in athletics where he set a state quarter-mile record that stood for nearly two decades.

He continued his education by graduating from Ft. Scott Junior College and attended Kansas State University where he majored in business, ran track and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Upon declaration of World War II, he joined the Navy and served in Baimbridge, Md., where, as a Chief Petty Officer, he commanded a company of athletes. One of the athletes was Stan Musial.

After the war he returned to Ft. Scott and opened an automobile dealership. He remained active in athletics playing softball for the Campbell's Laundry Team. The owner, coach and pitcher for the team was Roscoe "Popeye" Campbell.

In 1948, he married Roscoe's daughter, Effie Joann Campbell in Ft. Scott. They were divorced in 1981 and he never remarried.

In 1949 they moved to Stillwater where he was sales manager for Noske Lincoln Mercury, Chrysler Plymouth Agency. Within a year he became sales manager of Harley Thomas Ford. Both of his children were born in Stillwater.

In 1954 the family moved to Pawnee where he owned and managed Wayne Bland Ford Company. The agency sold and the family moved to Shawnee in 1964 where he owned and managed Wayne Bland Ford Company.

In 1967 he became lease and fleet sales manager for Dub Richardson Ford. In 1970, an opportunity presented itself to own a car dealership in Cushing. The Wayne Bland Ford Agency was open until 1975.

He continued to work in the automobile business at Harley Thomas Ford and then Wayne Bland Enterprises.

He was licensed in real estate and real estate appraising and worked for Bell Realty, now Rogers Realty for nearly 20 years.

He was a member of the Missouri Valley Officials Association, the "Big 6" Officials Association, Oklahoma Athletic Officials Association, Masonic Lodge,

The First Christian Church in Cushing, the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, the VFW and the OSU Posse Club.

He was also the Democratic campaign chairman for Pawnee County in 1960, vice president for the Oklahoma Junior Chamber of Commerce, director of the Will Rogers Boy Scout Council, secretary of the Shawnee Rotary Club, and secretary, treasurer and president of the Cushing Rotary Club.

In 1963-1964 he served on the National Dealers Council for Ford Motor Company.

He was also president of the Cushing Board of Realtors and chairman of the Park Committee.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Merchant and a daughter-in-law, Shauna Dee Florence Bland

He is survived by a daughter, Linda (Suzie) Bland Davis and her husband, Steve, of Overland Park, Kan.; a son, Wayne C. Bland, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a grandson, Jeff Davis and his wife, Karolyn, of Edmond; granddaughters, Hailee Bland, of Leawood, Kan. and Anna Davis, of Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Harry Bland of Shawnee; a sister, Margaret Brown, of Carthage, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Holderread, Steve Davis, Dr. Frank Denney, Marty Muck, Harry Bland and Melvin Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Fielding, Tanya Rhoten, Jeff Davis, Hailee Bland, Anna Davis and Karolyn Davis.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cushing Rotary Club, for use in the Rotary Park that Mr. Bland was in charge of, C/O Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing, 800 S. Linwood, Cushing, OK 74023.


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