Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Charles 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. 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 a 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. 


D. Warren Crisjohn
On Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, D. Warren Crisjohn was called home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m at the First United Methodist Church in Yale under Pastor Charlie Bauman. Interment will be follow at the Lawson Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Yale-Palmer Funeral Home. 

Warren was born March 21, 1915, in Nonsen, Pa., to Donald and Dode Crisjohn. As a youth, the family moved to Wellsville, N.Y. It was here that Warren graduated from high school.

Warren married Dorothy House Feb. 24, 1935. A year later their first daughter, Dawn Marie was born. Warren worked hard and long hours in the oil field to provide for his young family. In 1940, he relocated his family to Norman where he pursued a degree in Petroleum Engineering. This was during World War II when food and clothing were very scarce and rationed. Warren took pride in the fact he was able to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in only two and half years. It was during this time his second daughter, Linda Ruth, was born.

Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma, Warren took a position with Standolin Oil Company in Tulsa. It was during this time the couple’s third and fourth children, James William and Robert Warren, were born. While working for Standolin, Warren became fascinated with the legal aspects of the petroleum industry. He then decided to attend night school at the University of Tulsa. Warren obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1948. In 1956, the Crisjohns moved to Yale. Their first several weeks were spent living in the old American Hotel until a house could be located. Warren became a member of the Payne County Bar Association and served as Yale’s City Attorney for many years. He often referred to himself as “just a simple country lawyer,” yet those he represented and assisted knew him as anything but.

Warren will long be remembered for his determination and drive. There were never any half ways in his life. Everything he did he did with his whole heart. He became a Life Master in the American Bridge Association, the highest honor awarded to tournament bridge players. During his later years, Warren became interested in fitness and took up power walking. When dogs along his various routes began to bark as he walked by, Warren decided to make friends with each and everyone of them. Form then on, he always carried a plastic bag full of doggie treats for the numerous furry friends he met on his way. Warren always felt his greatest reward was becoming a servant of the Lord. He could often be found witnessing to friends and his behind the scenes and anonymous assistance to those in need were a great indicator of his heart and giving spirit.

Warren leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; daughters Dawn Burch, Yale; Linda Freitas and husband Bill, Tampa, Fla.; sons Jim Crisjohn, Kansas City, Kan.; Robert Crisjohn and wife Sharon, Yale; sister Jean Olskey, Wellsville, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Harold Adkison, Richard Adsit, Danny Gripe, Brent Harris, Hugh Jones, and Tom Lee. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Adsit, Roy Banks, Kenneth Carter and Frank Turner. 

John Baker
John William Baker, 80, Perkins, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the Rosewood Care Center. 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Perkins. Pastor Jim Shepherd will officiate. Interment will be at the Perkins Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

Baker was born in Perkins Aug. 6, 1920, to William Noah and Leona (Wagner) Baker. He served in the European Theater in World War II as a Seabee and worked for the Continental Oil Company. Baker owned Baker’s Dry Goods Store. He loved OSU football and enjoyed his cars. He was a patient man. Baker’s family owned the Baker’s store in Perkins. He was very active in the Lions Club and was a volunteer fireman. He loved his community and the people in it. Baker had a store full of the newest and latest items for sale; people came from all over to buy items from his store. He was a member of the Perkins United Methodist Church, Perkins Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member of the Lions Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Larry Dale Holbrook; and cousin Mildred Sherrod Cash.

Baker is survived by his sister Florence Blanche Baker Holbrook and husband Dale, Perkins; three cousins, Sue Wagner Grice, Mooreland; John P. Wagner, Bethesda, Md.; and Claude Cash, Perkins.


Richard McClure
Richard McClure, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center. 

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Danny Cavett officiating. Services were 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 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, Georgiana and her husband Andy Kincaid 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 were Larry Hobbs, Glen Leming, Butch Hill, Don Cowley, Bob Essary and Gary Freeman.

Memorials in his name may be sent to the Sulphur Foundation for Excellence in Education, Sulphur Community Bank, 1100 W. Broadway, Sulphur, OK 73086 Account No. 442-402. 

Rosalyn Clayton
Rosalyn K. Clayton, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at her home in Agra. 
Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Parkland Cemetery in Parkland. Brother Ferman Davis will preside. 

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

She was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Parkland to Perry C. and Mildred (Tolson) Howard.

She received her early education in Parkland and was a 1953 graduate of Agra High School.

She married Irven Clayton Oct. 2, 1952, in Guthrie. They lived in and around the Agra area.

She was a cook at the Agra Public School system for 12 years. She was a member of the General Assembly of the Firstborn.

She was predeceased by her father; two brothers, Henry Farish Howard and Perry C. Howard; two sisters, Hazel Porter and Irene Owsley; and one infant sister.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Randy Clayton, Of Agra, and Greg Clayton, of Overland Park, Kan.; her mother; one grandson, Josh Clayton, of Agra; one great-grandson, Devin; four brothers, Clyde Earnie Howard, of Pleasant View, Colo., Jimmie Howard, of Tryon, Fred Howard, of Agra and Elmo Howard, of Parkland; and four sisters, Bonnie Jewel Herrmann, of Tryon, Alice Marie Smyth, of Cushing, Charlotte McEntire, of Agra and Dorsalee Porter, of Guthrie. 

Zelma Dollarhide
Zelma Lee Dollarhide, 98, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Golden Oaks Village in Stillwater. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Stanley Warfield officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Sept. 22, 1902, in Hochatown, Indian Territory, to William K. and Annie Allene (Mitchell) Dollarhide.

She attended Eagletown Indian School and Wright City School before graduating from Durant High School. She received her B.A. as well as her master of arts from Oklahoma A&M.

She married Henry Stockemeyer in 1921 in Wright City. They later divorced.

She taught school in Broken Bow, Pine Valley, Muse and Oklahoma City. She also taught across the nation: Alaska before it became a state; Arkansas, during WWII at a Japanese internment camp; California; Florida and 17 years in New Mexico before returning to Broken Bow.

She was a member of the National Educators Association, Ruth Sunday School Classes and 42 Domino’s Club. She was active in her church, taught Sunday school, enjoyed cooking, being with her family, playing piano and singing. She was a big Cincinnati Reds fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

She had no survivors.

Pallbearers will be Bob Anderson, Jim Anderson, David Anderson, Jerry Blossom, Steven Anderson and Richard Derrick.

Memorials may be made to Idabel United Methodist Church, 302 S. E. Jefferson, Idabel, OK 74745.

Mary Elizabeth Gabehart

Mary Elizabeth (Moon) Gabehart, 40, who had worked as an account, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Chandler.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Chandler with Father David Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Otoe Cemetery in Red Rock under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Chandler.
She was born Oct. 27, 1960, in Oklahoma City to James Edward and Lois (Kihega) Moon. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Gabehart was predeceased by her parents and husband, Allen Gabehart.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher Gabehart of Beaumont, Texas and Cole Gabehart of Wellston; three daughters, Tara Gabehart of Arkansas, Trena Gabehart of Perkins and Tresa Gabehart of Wellston;
Also, one brother, James Moon of Perkins; two sisters, Frances Moon of Wellston and Kathryn Moon of Los Angeles; and one grandson, Austin. 

David Lebow

Glencoe resident, David William Lebow, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Glencoe Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Del Norte Cemetery in Waukomis.
Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
He was born in Ames Oct. 12, 1921, to Walter and Amanda (Randolph) Lebow.
He and Mary Maxyne Birkes were married in Enid Oct. 31, 1942.
He graduated from Ames High School, in Ames in 1940. He attended welding school and went to work for Vance Air Force Base in Enid as an aircraft welder. 
In 1960, he transferred to Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City. He retired in 1973.
He and his wife moved to Glencoe to a family farm she inherited from her parents. The couple lived there since.
He was known as an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family.
He was a member of Followers of Christ.
He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Don Lebow, an infant brother and an infant son.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, David Wesley Lebow and his wife, Kitty, of Yale, and Michael Alan Lebow and his wife, Sharon, of Glencoe; one daughter, Pamela Reagan, of Glencoe; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Willa Mae Grace and her husband, Leo, of Enid; and sister-in-law Glenda Lebow, of Ames.

Gary Holleman

Gary Edward Holleman, 36, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001.
Viewing, at Parks Brothers Funeral Service will be Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Monday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.; and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until noon.
Prayer services, with Father Lafferty officiating, will be at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Stroud at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services, with Rev. Randy Ethridge and Father Lafferty presiding, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Stroud High School auditorium. Interment will follow at the Stroud Cemetery.
He was born in Midwest City Aug. 20, 1964, to Eugene and Shirley (Melson) Holleman.
He and Kim Hurst were married in Chandler on April 7, 1989.
He had lived in the Stroud area for many years and was working in sales.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by one son and one daughter, Zachary Levi Holleman and Jennifer Holleman, both of the home; his parents, of Chandler; one brother, Charles Holleman, of Chandler; two sisters, Beth Nichols and her husband, Charles, of Chandler, and Deborah Norman and her husband, Russell, of Davenport; and other relatives and many friends.

Otto O’Kelley

Otto Wayne O’Kelley, 57, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in the Cushing Regional Hospital.
Services, with Pastors Art Fox and Bill Allton, Jr. presiding, will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Covenant Fellowship Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.
Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
He was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Drumright to Otto Moncy O’Kelley and Annabell Virginia (Linch) O’Kelley.
In 1960 he graduated from Fairfax High School and later attended Tulsa University.
He married Ruth Shipley June 9, 1979, in Tulsa.
After working for Shell Oil Company for more than 30 years, he retired in 1994. Following his retirement he worked, until his illness prevented it, at Action, Inc.
He was a member of the Covenant Fellowship Church. He enjoyed working with computers and spent a lot of time helping people organize and put together web pages.
He was predeceased by his parents.
In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by three sons, Christopher Wayne and Brett Alan O’Kelley, both of Cushing, and Charles Moncy O’Kelley, of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Bruce and Jim O’Kelley, both of Cushing, and Lee O’Kelley, of Alaska; one sister, Doris Conn, of Enid; five grandsons; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends
Pallbearers will be Donna Rouse, Carol Pressfield, Pam Gay, Jim Thoma, Wayne Fancher and John Paul Martin. Leslie Johnston will be honorary pallbearer.

Lloyd Rice

Lloyd Glenn Rice, 50, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Rosewood Care Center.
Visitation will be Monday at Strode Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Cremation will follow.
Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
He was born in Austin, Texas, Dec. 8, 1950, to Dollie Harvey Ventris.
He was married to Leslie Rice. She died in 1998.
Survivors include one brother, George Rice, of Stillwater; three sisters, Linda Rice, of Casper, Wyo., Diana Chisum, of Shattuck, and Helen Hall and her husband, Robert, of Bastrop, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Lloyd Glenn Rice
Lloyd Glenn Rice, 50, Stillwater, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center. 
Visitation will be at Strode Funeral Home today from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Rice will be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

Rice was born Dec. 8, 1950, to Leslie Vernal and Dollie (Harvey) Ventris in Austin, Texas. He was married to Lessa K. Rice, who died in 1998. He was a sanitation worker.

He was predeceased by his wife.

Rice is survived by one brother, George Rice of Stillwater; three sisters, Linda Rice of Casper, Wyo., Diana Chisum of Shattuck and Helen Hall and husband Robert of Bastrop, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.


Billie Jean Parr
Billie Jean Parr, 72, Stillwater, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. 

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Strode Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Sanmann will officiate. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

Parr was born June 1, 1928, in Little Rock, Ark., to Jasper and Minnie (Boydston) Corn.

She married Robert E. Parr on Dec. 15, 1946, in Little Rock. He died Aug. 13, 2000.

Parr lived in Stillwater, Yale, Tulsa and Turpin in Oklahoma; Beaver, Rogers, Arkadelphia and Little Rock in Arkansas; and Fort Worth and Wichita Falls in Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Billie W. Gale.

Parr is survived by two sons, Robert G. Parr and wife Pamela Throop of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Randale E. Parr and wife Doeva of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Lynette M. Parr Regier and husband Bob of Turpin; six grandchildren, Benjamin Parr and wife Sarah, Heather Parr Burnside and husband Glenn, Nathan Parr and wife Andrea, Brandi Regier and husband Chad, Matthew Parr and Cody Regier; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Benjamin Parr, Nathan Parr, Matthew Parr, Cody Regier, Chad Parker and Terry Plunk.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3345 N.W. 58th, Suite 400C, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73112.


Nora Ethel Reed
Morrison resident Nora Ethel Reed, 61, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Morrison. 

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Baptist Church of Sumner with Pastor Albert Quick officiating. Interment will follow in Morrison Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

Reed was born in Stillwater on Sept. 2, 1939, to Lowell D. and Ada Mae (Davis) Carpenter. She lived in Stillwater and attended school in Stillwater for 12 years. She also lived in Morrison

She and Wayne Reed were married in Stillwater on May 21, 1957.

Reed took after her father, as she loved to garden and give her family and friends the things that she grew in the garden. She was always up early on Saturday mornings to go shopping at garage sales. She wanted to get there early so she could get the good things.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, her parents and an infant brother.

Survivors include her husband; one son, David Reed of Afton; one daughter, Waynita Beth and her husband, Bill, of Harrison, Ark.; two grandchildren, David Beth and Cindy Beth of Harrison; one brother, Lowell L. “Bud” Carpenter and his wife, Carol, of Glencoe; three sisters, Marrilee McCoy and her husband, Archie, of Chelsea, Margaret Logsdon and her husband, John, of Fittstown and Dolores Ward and her husband, Clem, of Glencoe; an aunt Nina Mae Davis of St. Joseph, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Orpha Vivian Turner
Orpha Vivian Turner, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Rest Haven Nursing Home in Cushing. 

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in First Baptist Church in Cushing. Dr. Lonnie Lee, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. 

Turner was born in Avery on Oct. 24, 1909, to Iota and Geneva Maude (Perry) Rider. She was raised and educated in the area.

She married Gilbert Turner in Cushing on May 6, 1933. The couple lived in Cushing before moving to Farmington, N.M. They returned to Cushing in 1976.

Turner was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed going to Keenager activities at the church. She also enjoyed knitting and quilting for her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and one brother.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; one daughter, Marilyn Campbell and her husband, Ron, of Houston, Texas; one son, Miles Turner and his wife, Margaret, of Plano, Texas; five grandchildren, Miles D. Campbell and his wife, Dawn, of Houston, Mila D. Haberman and her husband, Jerry, of Orlando, Fla., Michael Turner and his wife, Allyson, of Aledo, Texas, Catherine Zulch and her husband, Jim, of Plano and Tom Turner of Highland Village, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nicole and Courtney Haberman, Kayleigh Campbell, Lesley Zulch, Haley Zulch, Parker Turner and Reed Turner; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Judith Karman Hospice in Stillwater. Forms are available in the office of Davis Funeral Home.

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