Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Will Hancock
Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Stillwater with Rev. Stanley Warfield Jr. officiating for Will Hancock, media relations coordinator for Oklahoma State University athletics. Hancock was among the 10 killed in the Jan. 27 plane crash near Denver, Colo. He was 31. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

William Ransom Hancock III was born April 6, 1969, in Norman. He attended school in Hobart and Shawnee Mission East in Prairie Village, Kan., before finishing his education at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

He and Karen Horstman were married June 15, 1996, in Tulsa. The couple’s only child, Andrea Bailey, was born Nov. 16, 2000, in Stillwater.

Hancock worked as an intern with the Kansas City Royals, as assistant sports information director at the University of Evansville, sports information director at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and director of communications for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in Indianapolis before joining the OSU staff five years ago.

He worked primarily in men’s basketball and men’s golf and was highly regarded in his field. Two years ago he was voted the best basketball publicist in District Five - the Big 12, Big Ten, and Missouri Valley Conferences are included - by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Hancock was a musician, a writer and a humorist. He loved Mahler and Shakesphere, U-2 and Tom Clancy, The Simpsons and X-Files. He and his family enjoyed many great times such as hiking in the Grand Canyon, playing golf at Pebble Beach, witnessing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, climbing Long’s Peak, and watching their favorite movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

He was a press officer for the United States Olympic Committee at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

He is survived by his wife and daughter of the home in Stillwater; his parents, Bill and Nicki Hancock, Prairie Village, Kan.; his brother and sister-in-law, Nathan and Kristin Hancock, Hamden, Conn.; also Karen’s parents, Steve and Linda Horstman, Broken Arrow; Karen’s sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Chris Moore, Norman; his grandmother, Nellie Perry, Hobart; aunts and uncles, Jim and Diana Perry, Claremore; Allison and Javier Madrid, Puebla, Mexico; Catherine and Sedg Mead, St. Louis; Joe and Neville Hancock, Hobart; Jennie Carpenter, Bloomsburg, Pa.; as well as 14 first cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny Perry and Ransom and Annie B. Hancock, all of Hobart.

Memorials may be made to the Will Hancock Memorial, OSU Foundation, Room 100-H, Student Union, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 74078.

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


Meagan Harris
Meagen Dean Harris, 24, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Oklahoma City. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of the Nichols Funeral Home, Highway 278, Addison, Ala. Interment will follow in the City Cemetery in Moulton, Ala. 

The family will receive friends Sunday, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., in the chapel of the Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

She was born Aug. 14, 1976, in Cullman, Ala., to Burgess Clayton and Eulene (Maddox) Harris.

She was predeceased by her father who died Nov. 23, 2000.

Survivors include her mother, maternal grandfather, James O. Maddox, and maternal grandmother, Bessie Payne Maddox, all of Addison; six brothers, Jon Harris, of Decatur, Ala. Rex Harris, of Moulton, Patrick Millican, of Stillwater, Jeff McKnett, and Mark McKnett, both of Memphis, Tenn. and Eric McKnett, of Keller, Texas; one sister, Terri Anne Byars, of Moulton; nine nieces and nephews, Craig Wiggans, Jami Wiggans, Taylor Millican, Clay Harris, Margaret Harris, William Harris, Chase Byars, Emmie Byars and Anna Kate Byars; three aunts, Shirlie Jean Winfrey, of Huntsville, Ala, and Elaine Mote and Frances Harris, both of Moulton. 


Lorene Mitchell
Lorene Mitchell, 88, Cushing, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Resthaven Nursing Home. 

Services are pending and will be announced later by Davis Funeral Home. 

Mitchell was born May 8, 1912, in Soper to the late William Calvin Janoe and Axie (Merida) Janoe. She was married to William Harlon McWhorter in August 1930 in Soper. They moved to Cushing in August 1930. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church for over 35 years; a member of the VFW Auxiliary; a Gold Star Mother and a member of the Homemakers Club of Deep Rock. She has been employed by the Cushing Hospital and Deep Rock Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William Harlon McWhorter in January 1961; son Jerry Monroe McWhorter in March 1966 (Vietnam); husband Forrest Earlabaugh in June 1970; husband Henry O. Mitchell in November 1990; two brothers, Gordon Janoe and Charley Janoe; and one sister, Beatrice Schultz.

Mitchell is survived by her son, Joe McWhorter and wife June Fair, Cheverly, Md.; sister, Inez Chambers, Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Sam McWhorter, Murray, Ky.; Pamela Little and husband Bill, Texarkana, Ark.; Meghan and Karin McWhorter of Cheverly, Md.; great-grandchildren Karla and Susan Little, Texarkana, Ark.; and numerous nieces , nephews and other relatives and friends. 


Leona Leggett
Leona Naydean Leggett, 71, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Covenant Fellowship Church, 1022 N. Little in Cushing with Rev. Bill Alton, Jr. presiding. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Melrose, Kan. Services are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing. 

She was born April 7, 1929, in Picher to Everett and Isla Leola (Betzer) North. Her early education was in Blue Mound, Kan. where she lived until 1945.

She married Ken Leggett in 1955 at Oswego, Kan. They moved to Cushing, to Ponca City and then returned to Cushing in 1977.

She was a nurse and secretary at a Ponca City nursing home for 18 years and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Cushing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Imogene Hanes.

Survivors include her husband of the home; one step-son, Kenneth L. Leggett and wife Mary of Commerce; one step-daughter, Phillis J. Callison and husband Larry of Commerce; one brother, Raymond Joe North of Tulsa; one sister, Bettye Alexander of Cushing; six step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. 

Wayne H. Dee
Wayne H. Dee, 68, was a quiet, sensitive man with a great sense of humor who loved to play cards along with lotto and keno.
He died at Normal Regional Hospital Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Mayes Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Norman under the direction of Mayes Funeral Home.
Dee was born March 6, 1932, in Wetumka to Horace and Iva Dee. He attended elementary through high school in the Shawnee Public Schools. Following high school he worked for the Oklahoma Seismograph Co., in Shawnee. He served with the 197th Airborne Regimental Combat Division in the Korean War then owned and operated North Flood Auto Sales for many years. After selling his business he worked as a driller for Shephard Engineering.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Thomas Lewis Dee.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelley Dee Lewis and her husband Joe Bailey Lewis of Blanchard; a granddaughter, Chelsea Dior Lewis; three sisters, Georgia Dee Franklin and her husband Ben of Norman, Jean T. Dee of Norman and Brenda Muth and her husband Rudi of Lakeview, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Essie M. Ketring
Essie M. Ketring, 82, Cushing, died on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at the Stillwater Medical Center.
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Cushing. The Rev. Lonny Lee will preside. Ralph and Christy Hickman will sing “How Great Thou Art” and a “I Come to the Garden Alone.” Interment will be at the Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, east of Cushing. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home.
Ketring was born on Aug. 3, 1918 in Meeker to Clarence and Cory (Ash) Jones. She was married to Archie Ketring on Dec. 5, 1937 in Rossville. They made their first home in the Oklahoma City area and lived for nine years prior to moving to Cushing in 1946. She worked at C.R. Anthony Store for 28 years retiring in 1980. She was volunteer in the Cushing Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years. She was a member of the first Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Archie of the home; one son and daughter-in-law Roger and Barbara Ketring, Tulsa; two grandsons Randal Ketring and family, Broken Arrow; Steven Ketring and family, Broken Arrow; seven grandchildren, Ryan, April, Ashley, Cory, Jenny, Brandi and Jacob; seven nieces and nephews; and many loyal and caring friends.

Tony Gene Scott
Tony Gene Scott, 59, had worked for 25 years as an enforcement officer for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, had been a Pawnee Police officer, loved hunting and fishing with his brother Cliff and raised horses.
He died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 in Tulsa.
Services will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Poteet Funeral Chapel, the Rev. George Boston and the Rev. Virgle Calvert officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.
Scott was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Skedee to Clinton Henry and Gladys (Harmon) Scott Sharp. He grew up in Fairfax and moved to Pawnee where he attended high school and had lived since.
His church affiliation was the Baptist Church.
He was predeceased by his mother and one brother, Gary Scott.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Danielle Scott of the home, Jennifer Scott of Independence, Kan., and Heather Bebrens and her husband, Keith, of Dallas; his father C.H. “Boob” Scott of Pawnee; two brothers, Clifton H. Scott and his wife Gloria of Tecumseh and Clint Scott of Tulsa, and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Masham Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 37, Pawnee 74058.

Kenneth Ray Stout
Kenneth Ray Stout, 62, along with his wife, operated Stout’s Greenhouse in Guthrie for 38 years.
He died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001.
Services will be Monday at Bible Baptist Church in Guthrie with burial following at Summit View Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Stout was born in Logan County on June 29, 1938, to Otis D. and Grace A. (Brown) Stout. He graduated from Guthrie High School in 1956.
On Oct. 23, 1959, he married Donna Bentley at the First Christian Church in Coyle.
He was a lifetime resident of Guthrie.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Eugene and Donald.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenton Mitchell and Kim Michael, their wives Dana and Donella; and six grandchildren, Zachary, Krisha, Kimberly, Kaylah, Keely and Kaitlyn.
Memorials may be made to the Lakeview Baptist Church Building Fund, 5420 Ellie Mae, Guthrie 73044, American Heart Association of Diabetes Association.

Gladys Mae Wooten
Gladys Mae Wooten, 70, had been a resident of the Orlando area for 41 years and had lived in Borger, Texas.
She died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church of Orlando, Bill Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Morris Heights Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.
Wooten was born March 20, 1930, in Spearman, Texas to Alex and Bethal Goodson. On March 25, 1960, she married Donnie Wooten in Clayton, N.M.
From 1970 to 1993, she was a bus driver for the Mulhall-Orlando school system.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Orlando, member of the Moose Lodge and member of a bowling league and square dance clubs.
She was predeceased by one son, Louis Edward Karns, who died in 1984, one brother and one sister.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Donna Graves of Orlando; grandchildren Ty Graves, Britni Graves and Louis Karns; one brother, Weldon Goodson of Liberty Hill, Texas; and nieces and nephews. 

Larry Wayne Fowler

Larry Wayne Fowler, 57, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 in Tulsa.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Strode Chapel with Dr. David Chapman officiating. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens is under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
He was born March 17, 1943 in Yale to W.D. and Orpha (Sneed) Fowler and resided in Oklahoma his entire life. He had lived in the Perkins and Stillwater area since 1963.
His marriage to Carla Jo Roth ended in divorce. He later married Donna Slavens on April 8, 1975 in Stillwater.
He was a truck driver for Stillwater Sand and Gravel and a member of Free Will Baptist Church. He liked to refinish furniture and collected antiques and belt buckles.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his half-sister, Joetta Cline.
Survivors include: his father; his wife of the home; two sons, Travis Lee Fowler and wife Tammy of Stillwater, Larry W. Fowler, Jr. and wife Michelle of Stillwater; one daughter, Treva L. Fowler of Odessa, Texas; two brothers, Stanley Fowler and his wife Jimmie of Perry, Jerry Fowler and his wife Linda of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Judy Dawes and her husband of Broken Arrow, and six grandchildren.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at <STRODEFH@AOL.COM> 

Richard McClure

Richard McClure, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at Stillwater Medical Center.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Danny Cavett officiating. Services are under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home of Sulphur.
He was born July 28, 1909 in Davidson to James Arthur and Elloy (George) McClure. He graduated from Sulphur High School and furthered his education at Hills Business College in Oklahoma City.
He married Georgia Lowimore on Sept. 11, 1937.
He worked 49 years and seven months starting at Farmers National Bank in 1929, which later became 1st National Bank and is now BancFirst. 
He was also a rancher. He was a member of the Oklahoma Banker’s Association, the American Angus Association and the Southwest Cattleman’s Association. He was a Methodist and lived most of his life in Sulphur.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Lena Myers, Edna Alexander, Merle Smith and Maude McClure; three brothers, H.W. McClure, Wesley McClure and Milton George McClure.
Survivors include: one daughter, Georgiann and her husband Andy Kinkaid of Stillwater; one grandchild, Noal Patton and his wife Julie of Shawnee; one step-grandchild, Angela Kincaid of Stillwater; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Tanner Patton of Shawnee; one sister, Dorothy Reynolds of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Larry Hobbs, Glen Leming, Butch Hill, Don Cowley, Bob Essary and Gary Freeman.
A scholarship fund is being established by BancFirst of Sulphur. 

Johnny Joe Glenn
Johnny Joe Glenn, 61, Cushing, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Grove Baptist Church west of Drumright with Brother Johnny McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Drumright Cemetery North under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.
Glenn was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Lubbock, Texas, to John Marshall and Velma Francis (Baldree) Glenn. He received his early education in Lubbock.
He married LaQuita Byers on Jan. 28, 1989, in Agra.
He worked for Fruehauf in Oklahoma City and S.W. Trailers in Tulsa as service mechanic. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Lubbock. He was veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army First Airborne. He had lived in Oklahoma city prior to moving to Cushing in 1989.
Glenn is survived by his wife, of the home; one son, Wesley John Glenn of Oklahoma City; two stepsons, Tim Ishmael of Jones and Tony Ishmael of Sand Springs; his mother, of Granbury, Texas; three brothers, Jimmy Glenn of Evadale, Texas, Bobby Glenn of Granbury and Jesse Glenn of Crosbyton, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Maxine E. Clark
Maxine E. Clark, 88, Stillwater, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Stillwater.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church in Muskogee with the Rev. Connell R. Ghormley Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
Clark was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Inola to Claud C. and Eleanor (Hayden) Clark. She attended schools in Boynton and later attended Draughn’s Business College in Tulsa.
From 1931 to 1939, she was employed by the First National Bank of Boynton, first as a bookkeeper and later as a cashier. In 1939, she went to work for the York Oil Corp. in Okmulgee. From 1943 to the time of her retirement, she was employed by the Regional Office of the Veterans Administration in Muskogee. At the time of her retirement in 1979, she was personnel management specialist (assistant personnel officer).
She moved to Stillwater in 1996. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Muskogee.
She was predeceased by her parents and one sister.
Clark is survived by one sister, Eva Belle Wilson-Hines of Stillwater.

John Pakard Vaughan
John Pakard Vaughan, 87, Glencoe, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in his daughter’s home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Colonial Chapel Funeral Home’s chapel with the Rev. Norman Richmond officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.
Vaughan was born Sept. 19, 1913, to Hugh and Lillie (Ketchum) Vaughan and spent his childhood in various towns in Texas and southern Oklahoma., where he came to have a great love of the land and farming.
On Dec. 31, 1935, he married Frieda Scharnhorst in Woodward. They moved to a farm just outside Stillwater in 1947. She died Sept. 17, 1995.
Vaughan attended Highland Park Freewill Baptist Church for more than 20 years.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents; one son, J.R. Vaughan of Stillwater; and one granddaughter, Nova Vaughan of Stillwater.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Roberta and Jerry Baker and Glenda Treat, all of Glencoe, and Linda and James Lease of San Angelo, Texas; seven grandchildren, Robbie Vaughan of Stillwater, Gary and Kerry Baker of Ripley, Summer Jordan of San Angelo, Kaleb Lease of Waco, Texas, Todd Treat of Glencoe and Amy Johnson of Midwest City; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Vaughan’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice, 915 S. Main, Stillwater, Okla., 74074, or Highland Park Freewill Baptist Church, 1402 E. Sixth, Stillwater, Okla., 74074.

Charles Leonard Dudley
Charles Leonard Dudley, 85, longtime Cushing resident and member of Park Place Baptist Church, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in his home.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Park Place Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Black will officiate. Burial will follow in Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. Masonic services will be performed at the cemetery by Cushing Lodge No. 111.
Dudley was born Jan. 16, 1916, to Charles and Hettie (Belt) Dudley in El Dorado, Kan., where he was raised and educated. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1934.
He married Norma Martin on Aug. 12, 1936, in El Dorado, and they had two children, Karen and John. The Dudleys would have celebrated their 65th anniversary later this year.
After their marriage, the Dudleys moved to Valley Center, Kan., in 1942. They moved to Cushing in 1958 and lived there since.
Dudley had worked for the Texaco City Service; he retired in January 1980.
Dudley was a deacon of Park Place Baptist Church for more than 41 years and was very faithful in visiting hospitals and nursing homes. He was very active and faithful member of the Cushing Regional Hospital Auxiliary, serving as chairman of the nominating committee for the last two years. He had served on the Cushing Housing Authority board and was a member of the Valley Center Masonic Lodge in Valley Center and Drumright Chapter Eastern Star.
He enjoyed delivering meals on wheels, bowling in the Senior Center bowling league and playing in the Senior Citizen Kitchen Band. He also enjoyed fishing with his family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and one son, John Charles Dudley.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one daughter, Karen Dudley of Cushing; one daughter-in-law, Rita Dudley of Cushing; one sister, Ruth Hill and husband Delbert of El Dorado; two grandchildren, John Michael Dudley and wife Tabatha and Karin Michele Dudley; three great-grandchildren, Coleton Tyler Dudley, Garin Michele Dudley and Ashlynn Nichole Dudley; and other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Park Place Baptist Church; Cushing Regional Hospital Auxiliary; or Judith Karman Hospice in Stillwater. 

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