Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Marian Shoemaker
Marian M. Shoemaker, 79, Edmond, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at the Edmond Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Perry. Interment will be at Grace Hill. Rev. Myron C. Maltz will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.

Shoemaker was born Aug. 12, 1921, to Clarence Ray Cottrell, Sr. and his wife Sarah Ellen (Gregg) Cottrell in Osawatomie, Kan. She married Leo W. Shoemaker Dec. 14, 1946, in Osawatomie. She had been a resident of Perry for 36 years, moving here from Frankfurt, Germany. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the local bride club. Shoemaker was an Episcopalian.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo, who died Sept. 16, 1992; her parents and one brother.

Shoemaker is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marian Elaine and Frederick J. "Rick" Kramer, Edmond; grandson, David Christopher Hook, Stillwater; niece, Deborah Ellen Millard, Ottawa, Kan.; and nephew, Stephen Ray Cottrell, Paola, Kan.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Diabetes Research.

Glen Hadley
Glen Hadley, 68, Stillwater, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Rosewood Nursing Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Strode Chapel. Leroy Hawkins will officiate. Interment will be at the Ingalls Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Hadley was born April 22, 1932, to John and Rilla (Perkins) Hadley in Westpoint. He married Jean (House) Hadley Feb. 2, 1968, in Perry. He lived in Westpoint until he was 14 and then his family moved to Ingalls.

Hadley bought a farm at Ingalls where he has lived all his life. In 1950, he worked for Oklahoma State University in the mail department. Then in 1960, he began working for the Stillwater Fire Department where he retired with 20 years of service.

Hadley was a devoted family man. He loved family gatherings and reunions. He was an avid reader and an Ingalls historian.

He loved his farm and his animals. He was an avid OSU sports fan and hardly ever missed an OSU sporting event. He was a collector of OSU sports memorabilia.

Hadley was the rain measurer for the National Weather Service for the Ingalls area for the past 30 years. He also operated Hadley's Hayride business for 33 years.

Hadley was a member of Hosanna Pentecostal, Retired Firefighters Association, and Ingalls Activity Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jim Hadley, and one sister, LaFaye Jacobs.

Hadley is survived by his wife; one daughter, Glynna Hadley, Stillwater; step-daughter, Starlynn (Susie) Anderson and husband Rodger, Stillwater; stepson, Robert Graves, Del City; one brother, John (Pete) Evertt and wife Pat, Peoria, Ill.; two sisters, LaDell Blair and husband Tilford, Stillwater; and Vivian Locklear and husband Jim, Burnett, Texas.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Oklahoma Chapter, One N. Hudson Suite 550, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73102 or the American Parkinson Disease Association, 60 Bay Street #401 Staten Island, New York 10301.

Eva Jo Bramble
Eva Jo (Montgomery) Bramble, 94, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Strode Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Bramble was born Dec. 4, 1906, to Joseph W. and Anna Maria (Zinke) Montgomery in Bartlesville. She married Robert Foster Bramble May 20, 1935, in Muskogee. He died in 1990.

She graduated from Cushing High School and studied for two years in Columbus, Ohio. She later attended the University of Oklahoma, where she studied library science. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences in 1932. She worked as a librarian while attending school.

She taught speech correction at the elementary level in Cushing for three years. Her hobbies were writing poetry and articles about family, home and oil painting. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is predeceased by her husband; one son, Hugh David Bramble; two sisters, Trilba Montgomery and Helen Ucker; and one brother, Dan. W. Montgomery.

She is survived by one grandson, Paul Curtis Bramble of San Angelo, Texas.


Shirley Marilyn Yancey
Shirley Marilyn (Harcum) Yancey, 71, of Stillwater, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Oklahoma City. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lost Creek Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Tryon Cemetery. Reverend Max Rudd is officiating. Strode Funeral Home is directing the service.

She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Kansas City to Floyd Oriam Harcum and Helen Mae Mercer. She married Edgar Duane Yancey on Dec. 12, 1949, in Oklahoma City.

Yancey attended schools in Oklahoma City and graduated from Putnam City Central High School. She then attended Draughon's Business College and later received computer training at Indian Meridian Vo-Tech in Stillwater.

In addition to being a homemaker, Yancey held many jobs. In Oklahoma City, she worked for King Transfer and Storage and at Clark-Boyle Cleaners. She worked in convenience stores for Harland Wells in Perkins, Carney and Drumright, as an apartment manager for Wells Management and at Cimarron Mechanical in Perkins. She owned a drive-in restaurant and a recreation hall. She also worked as a secretary in purchasing for Mercury Marine.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband and a half-brother.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Diane Taber of Midwest City and Teri L. Smith of Perkins; four grandchildren, William Taber, Jennifer Mefferd, Charissa Mefferd and Abbigail Smith; two great- grandchildren, Jacob and Brandon Taber; and one brother, Everett A. and Frances Harcum of Jones.

Carlene Robinson
Yale resident Carlene Holliman Robinson, 57, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Pastor Jerry Hutchins presiding, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Council Valley Advent Christian Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Cushing.

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Dalhart, Texas Oct. 1, 1943, to Zeb and Gladis Holliman.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Don; one sister, Joann Holliman, of Vernon, Texas; one son, Eric May of Valdez, Ark.; one step-daughter, Karen Clary of Houston; one step-son, Mike Robinson, of Stillwater; and eight grandchildren, Alec May, Erica May, Kelsey May, Courtney May, Jonathan Clary, Craig Clary, Kalyn Robinson and McClain Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Fred Eberhart, Doug Eberhart, Freddie Eberhart, La Roy Shaull, Dale Robinson and Jack Williams. 

Leonard Woolworth
Leonard Woolworth, 90. Stillwater, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Strode Chapel with Richard Poe officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
Woolworth was born Nov. 8, 1910, in Slagel to C.A. and Rose (Greathouse) Woolworth. He married Ollie Z. Pool Nov. 8, 1929, in Anadarko. She preceded him in death July 3, 1993.
He attended school in Slagel where his family owned and operated a grocery store. He also attended Cushing schools. During World War II, he did defense work in ship yards. He was drafted into the Army Air Corp and served for 13 months before being honorably discharged. After moving to Stillwater, he worked as a paint foremen at various places including the Vet Village, Student Union and Stillwater Library. He was elected as the Business Agent for the Stillwater Local Painters Union. After his retirement, he repaired rods and reels working out of his home where he enjoyed entertaining his friends and customers. He served as a Boy Scout master for five years and enjoyed the Senior Citizens and Elderly Nutrition Center.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and six brothers.
Woolworth is survived by his son, Wesley Woolworth and Ruth, Brentwood, Tenn.; daughter, Darlene Nelson, Stillwater; four grandchildren, Garry Nelson, Daton, Texas; Rick Nelson, Afton; Brian Woolworth, Nolensville, Tenn.; Scott Woolworth, College Grove, Tenn; six great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gary Stanton, Harold Stamper, Robert L. Costner, Shane Rains, Sonny Rains and Sonny Apperson.

Jaunita Stokes
Jaunita Mae Stokes, 76, enjoyed crocheting, cooking, hand making quilts and playing bingo.
She died at Stillwater Medical Center Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Strode Chapel, Johnny R. Cawlfield, minister, officiating. Burial will follow at Ingalls Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
Stokes was born in Cushing June 7, 1924, to Theodore Alvin and Zella (Gatewood) Dawes. She attended Cushing, Council Valley schools and Yale High School.
On July 10, 1966, she married Albert Stokes in Heavner.
Mrs. Stokes was a housewife, and member of Yale First Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, one son, Al Sweeny and one brother.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph Sweeny and his wife Linda of Stillwater, Jerry Sweeny and his wife Doris of Pawnee; one daughter, Carmelita June Cramer and her husband James of Stillwater; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren;
Also, one brother, Leon Dawes of Tulsa and two sisters, Imogene Eschbach of Skiatook and Wanda Taylor of Sapulpa.
Pallbearers are Vernon Cramer, Ricky Cramer, Jack Sweeny, Nick O'Daniel, Chris Wooten and Cody Sweeny. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Cramer and G.W. Davis.

Robert Bruce
Robert Edmond Bruce loved people and worked hard.

He died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Grace Living Center at the age of 53.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Strode Funeral Chapel, with Brother Jerry Kruckenburg officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Services will conclude at the chapel; there will not be a procession to the cemetery.

He was born Oct. 23, 1947, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Anna (Spore) Bruce. He married Paula Crull in 1973 in Iowa.

He moved to Stillwater in the mid seventies and opened his own scrap metal yard. He was a very hard working man.

He married Claire Bruce March 3, 1990. He then began attending church and had a soft heart for people.

He was a workaholic, and after hours he helped build the River of Life Church of Perkins and helped rebuild the Restoration Fellowship Church of God. Bob and his wife opened a store called "The Jesus Wearhouse" which helped families in need of household items and clothing.

He was a contract construction laborer and in his spare time, Bob bowled in a league at Frontier Lanes in Stillwater and always sponsored a co-ed and men's softball team. Also, he enjoyed getting out his tools and teaching his grandson Jayden, 2, how to fix things. It did not matter if it was fun or not, Bob loved working. We love you Bob.

He was predeceased by his father, one son, Brett Bruce, and one sister, Patty Bruce.

He is survived by his wife, Claire Bruce, of the home; three sons, Robert Bruce, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bobby Bruce and his wife, Kelly, of Stillwater; and Jayson Crull, of Stillwater; one daughter, Paula Bruce and her husband, Mitch, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two step-sons, Josh Fields, of Stillwater, Mike Fields, of Stillwater, and one step-daughter, Crystal Albright and her husband, Corey, of Stillwater; he was also survived by his mother, Anna Bruce, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and two sisters, Kay Hunter and Anna May Wage, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to the Family Memorial Funds, c/o Strode Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Stillwater, OK 74076.

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


Agnes Russell
Agnes Russell, longtime former Cushing resident, later of Edmond, enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

She died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the age of 85.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Manley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

The daughter of the late William Burleson Miller and Emma Ura Mathews Miller, Agnes was born Aug. 15, 1915, at Trousdale. She was reared and educated in Cushing, graduating from Cushing High School.

She married William V. "Bill" Russell Jr. March 21, 1936, in Cushing.

The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary just prior to his death in March of 1986.

She lived in Cushing until 1989, when she moved to Yale and in 1998, moved to Edmond.

Agnes was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her parents and husband and one brother, Merdith Miller.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Kaye Russell Williams, of Edmond, and Emma Lou Russell Hensley and her husband, Carl, of Yale; two sisters, Descygne Wise of Drumright, and Burlene Willison, of Yukon; one brother, W.B. Miller Jr., of Bracketville, Texas; six grandchildren, Cynthia J. Hensley, of Yale, Russell W. Hensley, of Stillwater, Carl W. Hensley, of Yale, Nichole Diane Williams of Tulsa, Bradley Williams of Tulsa and Natalie Ford, of Tulsa; three great-grandchildren, Micah D. White and Jason E. White, both of Yale, and Jacob Ford, of Tulsa; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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