Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Kevia E. Wright
Kevia E. (Howe) Wright, Cushing, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Cushing Regional Hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Street Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home.

Wright was born to Carl and Ida Mae Howe in Shamrock on Jan. 24, 1917. She married Woodrow W. Wright on Feb. 23, 1935.

She lived in the Shamrock area until moving to Cushing in 1975. She was employed at Cushing Regional Hospital in the kitchen for 20-1/2 years.
Wright was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church and was blessed with many friends and relatives.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; one son, Carl W. Wright; three sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include one son, Dwayne Wright of Cushing; three daughters, Mrs. Bud (Geraldine) Green of Nicoma Park, Mrs. Jim (Patsy) Morvant of Schreiver, La., and Mrs. Lloyd (Doramae) Gullett of Cushing; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.


Lucille Nguyen Brown
Lucille Nguyen Brown, 44, Glencoe, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Glencoe. 
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Brown-Sisson Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Glencoe under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.

Brown was born on July 3, 1956, in Pittsburg, Colo., to Otis Albert and Willie Louise (Hayes) Chasteen. She was an employee at National Standard in Stillwater.

She was predeceased by her father and one sister.

Survivors include her mother, of Perry; her fiance, Paul Brown of Glencoe; one son, Tony Kiem Nguyen of Perry; three daughters, Mildred Louise Bradshaw and Tammy Sheree Nguyen, both of Perry, and Angela Marie Nguyen of Glencoe; two brothers, Harold Albert Chasteen of Perry and Albert Junior Chasteen of Enid; two sisters, Shirley Ann Chasteen of Mannsville and Lesa Ann Reyes of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

Opal Sanders
Opal L. Sanders, 87, Cushing, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Linwood Village Nursing Home. 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church. Lonny Lee will officiate. A private burial will be held in the Drumright North Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Sanders is the daughter of I.H. Sanders and Mary Leann Snodgrass Sanders. She was born June 28, 1913, in Drumright. She attended Oklahoma A&M University graduating with a lifetime teaching certificate. She then attended and graduated from Central State University receiving her Masters Degree. She began teaching at Rockdale School, later teaching at Drumright, Happy Valley, Ponca City and Cushing. She retired from the Cushing School system in 1976 after teaching school for over 39 years. She was never married.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church; the Payne County Teachers Association; Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association; Cushing Exteachers; American Association University Women; and Kappa Kappa IOTA. Sanders enjoyed traveling, working in her garden, cooking for her family and friends and most of all her teaching career.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Maude Gray. 

Sanders is survived by two nieces, Pat Ernst, Drumright; Nancy Haley, Elmore City; one nephew, Jerry Kincade, Mustang; many great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.


Kathryn Campbell
Kathryn R. Campbell, 89, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Stillwater. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.

She was born Jan 26, 1911, in Stringtown, to George and Ethel (Tucker) Rogers. She attended Murray State College in Tishomingo and Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

She was married to Marshall J. “Pete” Campbell.

She was a teacher for 44 years retiring from the Corpus Christie, Texas, school system. She also lived in Wichita Falls, Texas and McAlester. Her favorite activities included square dancing, crossword puzzles, reading and playing bridge.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Leroy Rogers and one sister, Jean Damerow of Tulsa.

Survivors include her husband’s children, Don Campbell and his wife Mavis of Phoenix, Ariz. and Marilyn Ingraham and her husband Kenneth of Norman; two sisters, Ruth Shipman of Stillwater and Margaret Swank of Oklahoma City; five nieces, Ruth Carolyn Newsom of Cushing, Ellen Marie Jenkins of Edmond, Linda Shipley of Perkins, Mary Margaret Ward of Oklahoma City and Priscilla Taylor; one nephew, Jim Swank, Jr. of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


Truman Greenfield
Truman Arthur Greenfield, 70, had worked in the automotive industry for many years and since 1984 had operated his own automotive machine shop in Stillwater.

He died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Chandler.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Chandler, with Rev. Thom Chappelle officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Park Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Services in Chandler.

Greenfield was born Feb. 5, 1930, to Glen Arthur and Blanche (Ralston) Greenfield.

He married Gerry Stanfill Dec. 22, 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1951-52.

The couple supported the Girl Scout movement in Lincoln County for more than 35 years by donating a portion of their farm north of Chandler for a day camp and troop activities.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Annette Greenfield and Larry and Sherrell Greenfield of Chandler, and Michael and Toni Greenfield of Henderson, Nev.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Mick Jones of Chandler and Teri and D.R. Shipley of Tecumseh;

Also, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Jewel Greenfield of Chandler and Ola Wayne and Mary Greenfield of Hemphill, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie Elliott and Opal and Marvin Contway of Chandler; two sisters-in-law, Bertha Greenfield of Enid and Louise Greenfield of Parkland; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Caring Hands Hospice at Stroud.


Richard Cates
Richard J. Cates, Sr. 73, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at his home in Ripley.

Graveside services, with Pastor Larry Eslinger presiding, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Tryon Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born May 31, 1927, in Wynona to Tipton N. and Alta A. (King) Cates.

He married Dorothy Kendrick June 6, 1945, in Sedan, Kan.

He attended schools in Pawhuska and attended Bowering High School. He entered the Army at the end of World War II and was trained as a surveyor. He later was an instructor for this course.

He made the Army his career.

He was a Protestant.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Richard J. Cates, Jr. and his wife, Lois, of Yale, and Duane A. Cates, and his wife, Pat, of Cushing; one daughter, Rebecca McIntire and her husband, Gary, of Ripley; 11 grandchildren, Duane R. Cates and his wife, Diana, of Ripley, Kimberly Howard and her husband, Daniel, of Drumright, Preston McIntire and fiancee, Danielle Rodgers, of Stillwater, Aaron, Hali, Hilary and Heather McIntire, of Ripley, Crystal, Jackie and Melanie Cates, of Pa., and Lisa Sample and her husband, John, of Stillwater; six great-grandchildren Amanda and Dylon Cates, of Ripley, Bailey and Colby Howard, of Drumright, Mason Yeager, of Drumright, and Scott Sample, of Stillwater; two brothers, Ted Cates, of Borger, Texas and Paul Cates, of Del City; and one sister, Sadie Lippit of Oakhurst.


Mary Wallace
Mary Christine Wallace, 83, retired Norman educator died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Norman Municipal Hospital.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

She was born in Blair in 1917 to C.A. and Emma Russell Dillingham.

She was the widow of Wayne S. Wallace, Norman insurance executive, Moore bank president and Clinton legislator.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Oklahoma A and M and taught elementary school in Clinton and Norman until she retired in 1955.

She served on the board of directors of the Exchange National Bank of Moore and several Norman life insurance companies her husband founded.

She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church of Norman and served as president, secretary and treasurer of the Norman chapter of the Parents and Educators Organization.

She was predeceased by her older brother, Vernon Dillingham

Survivors include her son, David B. Wallace; a sister, Helen Jo Stephenson, and her husband Omer; a brother, S.R. Dillingham, of Altus; granddaughters, Wendy Wallace and Heather Wallace Siewert, of Oklahoma City, and Heaven Siewert.


Martha Millington
Martha Fay Millington, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 at Westhaven Nursing Home in Stillwater.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin Funeral Chapel in Sayre with Rev. Lin Sylvester officiating.

Interment will follow at the Berlin Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1904, in Elk City to James Franklin and Nancy (Mittie) Abernathy. She attended Elk City schools and Southwestern College at Weatherford, then taught at the Missouri Valley elementary school.

She married Chester Millington Jan. 1, 1927, and devoted the rest of her working life to their farm in Berlin.

She was a member, Sunday school teacher and song leader of the Berlin Methodist Church. Her greatest pleasure came from relationships with family and friends. She brought moments of joy to all who knew her. She made her home in Stillwater since 1993.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, James Lee and one sister, Tina Mae.

Survivors include her son, Clayton Blake Millington and his wife Pat; one sister, Ruby of Hanford, Calif.; two grandsons, Philip Allen of Ellicott, Md. and Eric Lee of Tulsa and five great-grandchildren.

V. Louise Foster
Valeria Louise Foster, 89, fondly known by all who knew her as “Mama Lou” died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. 
The celebration of her life in Christ will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Stillwater. Interment immediately follows at Fairlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. 

Not much, if anything, was left to be accomplished by this amazing woman who never knew she couldn’t do anything to which she set her mind. A member of the New York Fashion Group, former Stillwater Municipal Hospital dietitian, catering director for the Oklahoma State University Student Union and long-time retail store manager are only a few items from her long list of accomplishments.

She was a devoted pastor’s wife and mother. She always balanced her commitments graciously to see that anyone who was in need had her fullest attention.

She was born Dec. 4, 1911, to Chesley McDonald and Hannah Caledonia Hill Plummer in Coaldale, LeFlore County. The youngest of nine children, she learned early in life of her gifts as a doer, a helper and a servant. July 4, 1930, she married Rev. David Christopher Foster and together they ministered in numerous Southern Baptist churches throughout Oklahoma prior to retiring in Stillwater. Avid Airstream travelers, they toured 48 states and several foreign countries together.

Mrs. Foster is preceded in death by her parents, spouse and siblings.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Gerald Bradshaw of Stillwater; grandchildren, David Christopher Bradshaw of New York, NY, Ann Elizabeth Bradshaw of Houston, Texas, Sara Bradshaw Ray and Steve Ray of Stillwater; her twin great-grandchildren Steven Adam and Ann Katherine Ray, of Stillwater. 

Memorials may be made to the Eagle Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2528, Stillwater, OK 74076 or Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2408, Stillwater, OK 74076.


Leona Stoddard
Vinita resident Leona June Stoddard, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. 
Services, with Clint Stoddard presiding, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing. Interment will follow at the Flynn Cemetery south of Cushing. 

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

She was born in Austin, Colo., to Ollie and Flo (Myers) Stoddard.

She was predeceased by her parents, one sister, Nina Burton and one brother, Elmer Stoddard.

Survivors include three brothers, Dorsey Stoddard, Clint Stoddard and Charles Stoddard, all of Bristow, and two sisters, Elvira Ralston, of Cushing and Pat Heilman, of Ponca City.


Jennie Haight
Graveside services for Jennie Majorie Haight, 70, of Perry, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Mulhall. Sam Jerome of Orlando will officiate. 
She died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her home in Perry. 

Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Guthrie.

She was born May 9, 1930, in Mulhall to Ralph and Verna Griffey.

Mrs. Haight was a member of several Methodist churches, Marshall, Guthrie and Joplin, Mo., during some of her moves. The last church she was a member of is the Baptist Church in Mulhall until her health prevented her from attending.

She was predeceased by both previous husbands, Harold Foraker of Baxter Springs, KS. and Henry G. Haight of Guthrie; her daughter, Majorie Susan Foraker of Mulhall; two sisters, Rachel Burchart of Guthrie, Irene Speaker of Carmen; two brothers, William Griffey and Paul Griffey of Marshall.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Foraker and Virgil Foraker of Perry; two sisters, Ellen Cox of Ponca City and Wallace Major of Mulhall;

Also, six brothers, Ralph Griffey of Carmen, James Griffey of Casper, Wyo., Wayne Griffey of Carthage, Mo., David Griffey of Edmond, Peter Griffey of Oklahoma City and Roy Griffey of Lufkin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.


Gusta Reedy
Gusta Ann (Hale) Reedy, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at her daughter’s home in Enid, where she had lived for the past five years. 
Services, with Brothers Jack Robinson, Louis Wright and Dewayne Hale presiding, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Parkland Church of the Firstborn. Interment will follow at the Parkland Cemetery. 

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Parkland Sept. 17, 1913, to E. B. “Bird” and Allie Hale.

She grew and attended eight years of school at Parkland.

She married M.E. “Dock” Reedy in Pawnee July 22, 1930. They lived in Waukena, Calif., before moving to Parkland.

She was a farmer’s wife and loved to work in the fields. She milked cows for many years. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook.

She was baptized in the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn Sept. 10, 1967, at Parkland. She had great enthusiasm and loved the Lord. She loved to go to church wherever she could. She loved going to the Tahlequah and Colorado camp-outs.

She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to get involved with their sports, showings at the fair or anything they would do.

She was predeceased by her husband, six brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include her children Junior, and his wife Billie Jean, Billy and his wife, Wilda, and Louie and his wife, Nancy, all of Agra; Lorene and her husband Hubert, of Enid; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends and brethren.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Reedy, Paul Reedy, Mark Reedy, Shawn Reedy and Scott Reedy. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Carmichael, Marvin Castor, Darrell Lair, Chris Hubbard, Marty Goforth and Kenny Adams.

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