Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Paul Shellhammer
Paul V. Shellhammer, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001.

Services, with Pastor John Barnett officiating will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tulsa Bible Church in Tulsa.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Coyle Cemetery in Coyle.

Services are under the direction of Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home in Tulsa.

He was born in Coyle May 13, 1912, to Jacob and Maude Shellhammer.

He was a retired real estate broker and property manager specializing in residential homes and buildings.

He was a member of Tulsa Bible Church where he served in several positions, most recently that of usher.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Elsie Shellhammer who died in 1997 and 10 siblings.

Survivors include his son, Mark Shellhammer, of Tulsa; two daughters, Mary Ann Cosper, of Warrenton, Mo. and Linda Mullan, of Tyler, Texas; one brother, Buster Shellhammer, of Tulsa and one sister, June Henry, of Lawrence, Kan.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends between 6-8 p.m. Friday at Butler-Stumpff Funeral home, 2103 E. Third Street, Tulsa.
 
 

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Marcella Johnson
Marcella Louise Johnson, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, in Gilmer, Texas.

A memorial services will be held at a later date in Oklahoma.

Arrangements are being handled by Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.

She was born in Perkins Nov. 13, 1920.

Survivors include three daughters, Janette Johnson, of Brookeland, Texas, and Barbara Parish and Patricia Lancaster, both of Gilmer; a sister, Lena Mae Sahlin, of Kingston; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Pearl Best
Pearl Izola Best, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Stillwater.

Services were held at the First Christian Church in Carney officiated by Rev. Curt Bellinger and Sister Jackie Roberts. Interment was at the Carney Cemetery under the direction of Brown's Funeral Home of Luther.

She was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Wellston to Robert and Martha Goggin.

She attended Wellston High School and married Orval Best in 1929.

She worked at Oklahoma State University in the Food Service Department for 16 years and was a faithful member of the First Christian Church of Carney

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years; three sisters, Minnie Sackett, Lou Hensley and Blanche Williams; one grandson, Norman Best, Jr.; grand-son-in-law, Otis Hamilton and one great-grandson.

Survivors include daughters, Gerry and her husband Bob Skaggs, Carroll and her husband Lonnie Savage, all of Carney; son, N.J. "Bud" Best and his wife Shirley of Edmond; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren as well as other family and friends. 
 

Velda U. Murray Bowie
Velda U. Murray Bowie, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Wichita, Kan.

Services, with Rev. Carl Thomas and Rev. Almorgene Murray officiating, will be today at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel.

Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Stillwater on Sept. 19, 1953, to Julius and Artelia (Whiting) Murray.

She married Earl Bowie in 1972 in Oklahoma City. The couple later divorced.

She lived for many years in Oklahoma City and was a file clerk. She was a member of the Church of the Living God and participated in many black women's organizations.

She was predeceased by her mother.

Survivors include her father, two sons, Jay and Sayyed Bowie; a daughter Nickole Bowie; her former husband; three brothers, Glenn Murray and his wife, Gloria Murray, of Huntsville, Texas, and Danny and Luther Murray, both of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Liz Thomas and her husband, Carl and Renee Murray, all of Oklahoma City.
 
 

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Lottie Mae Bronner
Lottie Mae Bronner, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Rev. Joe Wilmoth presiding, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Hope on July 25, 1927, to Alva and Laura (Fleetwood) Emmons.

She married James Calvin Welch on Sept. 28, 1943, in Velma. He died on Aug. 19. 1961.

On Dec. 14, 1961, she married Roy J. Bronner. He died on Oct. 3, 1989.

Mrs. Bronner attended school and completed eight grades. She loved to garden, fish, sew and crochet.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God and the Women's Missionary Society.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was predeceased by one brother and two grandsons, Charles Wayne Hilburn and Ronald Kloster.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Hoffman and her husband, Lonnie, of Perry, Laura Louise Boyce and her husband, Terry, of Stillwater and Mary Lavonne Logue and her husband, J.D. of Coyle; two sisters, Clara Joe Welch and her husband, Clyde, of Healdton, and Carolyn Bingham and her husband, William, of Marlow; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

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Isabel Modene Long
Isabel Modene Long, 77, Stillwater, died on Jan. 10 at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Strode Chapel. The Rev. Aaron Cole will officiate. Interment will be at the Fairlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Long was born on Oct. 26, 1923 in Lela to Minnie (Sinclair) Long. She was born blind and attended and graduated from the School for the Blind in Muskogee. She sewed her graduation dress. Long later moved to Enid where she ran a small shop in the post office until the family moved to Tulsa. She made large afghans, sweaters and shawls for Brown-Duncan Department Store. In 1983, they moved to Collinsville where she loved singing in the church choir and raising Pomeranian dogs. She moved to Stillwater in 1995 to be near her family. She had lived at Sterling House and Renaissance and recently moved to Rosewood Care Center for skilled nursing. She was a member of the First Assembly of God.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Louise Postelwait; her step-father, Ernest Postelwait; and her uncle, Laurence Sinclair.

Long is survived by one brother, Raymond Postelwait and his wife Joy, Collinsville; her aunt Beulah Sinclair; and her cousins Donald and Donna Best, Owasso.

Pallbearers will be Randy Anderson, Barney Scarbrough, Mark Passarelli, Tom Ballas, James Downy and Joe Wyatt. 
 

Mary Long
Mary Dell Long, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Golden Oaks Village.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Stanley M. Warfield, Jr. will officiate. Strode Funeral Home will direct services. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Golden Oaks Village.

Long was born to William K. and Annie Allene (Mitchell) Dollarhide May 2, 1905, in Chapel Hill, Ark. She married John Kenneth Long Oct. 11, 1929 in Cushing.

Long attended school in Wright City through the 10th grade. She graduated from Idabel High School. She received a Life Elementary Certificate from Oklahoma A&M in 1924.

She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Oklahoma A&M by attending summer sessions. She was a teacher for over 40 years.

She taught in Ralston and Stillwater and then taught in California while her husband was with the USO. When she returned to Stillwater, she was asked to return to teaching as a music teacher. She then taught fourth grade at Will Rogers Elementary for many years and was honored as Teacher of the Year.

She was very active in the First United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, Women's Christian Service Member and as a volunteer for the Continuing Education Program.

She participated in many community organizations like the Stillwater Medical Center Auxiliary, Sheerar Museum, N.R.T.A., AARP, Girl Scouts and P.E.O. She loved all music and playing the piano.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband in 1967, three brothers, one sister and one infant grandson.

She is survived by her daughter Judith Derrick and husband Bill, of Missoula, Mont.; one sister, Zelma Dollarhide of the home; three grandchildren, Todd and Deborah J. Gass of Missoula, Mont.; and W. Richard Derrick II and Suzanne V. Derrick, both of Hillsboro, Ore.; and one great grandchild, Tallah Gass. She is also survived by grand nieces and nephews Carole and Jerry Blossom, The Woodlands, Tex.; Jim and Gaye Anderson, Stillwater; Bob Anderson, Broken Arrow; and David and Cindy Anderson, Tulsa.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth and Katherine McCollum, Bob and Maxine Kamm and Tom and Sue Moore, all of Stillwater.

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

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Mohammad Haidary
Mohammad Ameen Haidary, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in St. Louis, Mo. Interment was held at Redeemer Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

He was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He came to the United States in 1981 to study economics at Oklahoma State University.

He received his Master's Degree in 1985 and then moved to Tulsa, where he received his MBA in 1990.

He taught at Oklahoma Junior College. He was an EDP Analyst for Ameren Services in St. Louis.

He married Donna L. Morgan Feb. 16, 1992. They moved to St. Louis in 1994.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; his mother, Rafia Gaylani Al-Haidary; two brothers, Haidar Haidary, Dr. Anwar Haidary; five sisters, Dr. Fareyal Al-Khoja, Thuraya Al-Haidary, Fatimah Al-Kaisi, Asma Al-Haidary and Shems Al-Amiry; and five nieces and five nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Life Relief and Development, P.O. Box 236, Southfield, Mich., 48037-9841.
 

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Lester Miner
Lester Dale Miner, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Rosewood Care Center. Cremation will be under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Services have not been set.

Miner was born Feb. 1, 1945, to Keg and Lola (Morton) Miner in Picher. He was married to Judy (Underhill) Miner Nov. 5, 1969, in Miami.

He lived in Mineral Heights before moving to Quapah where he attended school. He was a truck driver for Yellow Freight Systems for 15 years and was later self-employed as a truck driver.

He was predeceased by his father and one sister, Geneva Sweeton.

He is survived by his mother, Lola Miner, Quapah; one son, Dale Miner, Stillwater; one daughter, Heather Miner of Riverton, Kan.; and two sisters, Penny Miner Daniels and Juanita Miner Briscoe, both of Quapaw.
 

Lucas A. Lemire
Lucas Alexander Lemire, 3, Cushing, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Cushing Regional Hospital.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ, Ninth and Linwood, Cushing. The Rev. Wendyl Heffington will officiate. Interment will follow in Harrell Cemetery on East Ninth in Cushing under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home.

Lemire was born Nov. 24, 1997, in Oklahoma City to Charles Gambill and Candece Eversole.

He is survived by his mother, of Cushing; his father, of Cushing; one brother Houston Lemire of the home; maternal grandparents, Joanne Eversole of Ripley and Edgar Eversole and Daniel Sims, both Cushing; paternal grandparents, Jimmy Lemire of Stillwater and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gambill of Tulsa; paternal great-grandparents, Mable Stafford of Cushing and Pete and Letha Flagor of Yale; and maternal great grandparents, Julia and Jake McKee of Ripley.
 
 

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Mary Dell Long
Mary Dell Long, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Golden Oaks Village.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Stanley M. Warfield, Jr. will officiate. Strode Funeral Home will direct services. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Golden Oaks Village.

Long was born to William K. and Annie Allene (Mitchell) Dollarhide May 2, 1905, in Chapel Hill, Ark. She married John Kenneth Long Oct. 11, 1929 in Cushing.

Long attended school in Wright City through the 10th grade. She graduated from Idabel High School. She received a Life Elementary Certificate from Oklahoma A&M in 1924. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Oklahoma A&M by attending summer sessions. She was a teacher for over 40 years.

She taught in Ralston and Stillwater and then taught in California while her husband was with the USO. When she returned to Stillwater, she was asked to return to teaching as a music teacher. She then taught fourth grade at Will Rogers Elementary for many years and was honored as Teacher of the Year.

She was very active in the First United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, Women's Christian Service Member and as a volunteer for the Continuing Education Program. She participated in many community organizations like the Stillwater Medical Center Auxiliary, Sheerar Museum, N.R.T.A., AARP, Girl Scouts and P.E.O. She loved all music and playing the piano.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband in 1967, three brothers, one sister and one infant grandson.

She is survived by her daughter Judith Derrick and husband Bill of Missoula, Mont.; one sister, Zelma Dollarhide of the home; three grandchildren, Todd and Deborah J. Gass of Missoula, Mont., and W. Richard Derrick II and Suzanne V. Derrick, both of Hillsboro, Ore.; and one great-grandchild, Tallah Gass. She is also survived by grandnieces and nephews Carole and Jerry Blossom, The Woodlands, Texas, Jim and Gaye Anderson, Stillwater, Bob Anderson, Broken Arrow, and David and Cindy Anderson, Tulsa.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth and Katherine McCollum, Bob and Maxine Kamm and Tom and Sue Moore, all of Stillwater.

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

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Virginia Hendricks-Hunter
Former Stillwater resident Virginia Dale (Johnston) Hendricks-Hunter, 77, Pawhuska, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in Stillwater.

Services, with Pastor Scott Fischer officiating, will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in First Christian Church of Pawhuska. Interment will follow in Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Hendricks-Hunter was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Okemah to Bruce R. and Lillian B. (Towery) Johnston. When she was 5, the family moved to Watonga. She graduated from Watonga High School and received a full merit scholarship to Phillips University in Enid. She attended her last years of college at Oklahoma A&M, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

After graduation, she worked as an airline hostess for Continental Airlines, where the policy was rewritten to raise height restrictions to 5 feet 7 inches so she could meet regulations.

She married Bruce A. Hendricks on Aug. 14, 1949, in El Paso, Texas. They made their home in Pawhuska where she was a lab and X-ray technician at Loy Clinic for 33 years before retiring. She was a member of First Christian Church.

After her husband's death in 1983, she moved to Stillwater, where she met Errol Hunter. They married on March 27, 1993. After his death in 1995, she returned to Pawhuska

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marci Hendricks of Pawhuska; three stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, John and Trish Hunter of Sapulpa, Paul and Melissa Hunter of Fort Worth, Texas, and David and Linda Hunter of Dallas, Texas; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Mary and Corky Mitchell of Altus; 13 grandchildren and spouses, Haley, Allie and Jeni Hendricks, all of Pawhuska, and Josh Hunter, Jason and Shelly Hunter, Michael Hunter, Carissa Hunter, Bryan Hunter, Sheryl Hunter, Molly and Jeff Thompson, Rosemary and Darrin Harwick, Melissa and Rafe Hall and George and Toye Mitchell; one brother, Robert Johnston, Cushing; and one sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Jim Edwards of Cushing.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Covington, Jack Miles, John R. Smith, Harvey Blue, Chuck Hall and Ben Christenson.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Affiliate, 3545 N.W. 58th, No. 400C, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73112; the American Cancer Society, in care of Frankie Boger, 5015 Woodland Drive, Stillwater, Okla., 74074; or the American Diabetes Association, 6600 South Yale, No. 1310, Tulsa, Okla., 74136.


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