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James McBride
James E. McBride, 58, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Baltimore, Md. 
A wake was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at 210 Asp in Ripley. Services were under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Stillwater. 

He was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Slagel to Eddie and Tressie (Clemons) McBride. He was a member of the Ripley Warriors basketball team where he graduated from high school. He enrolled at Oklahoma State University.

In the early 60’s he lived in Oklahoma City; then worked as a stock trader in St. Louis, Mo. He traveled to Mexico; then moved to Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., where he entered the food service management profession. He returned to Oklahoma City in the early 70’s.

He met his life mate, Cliff Minter in 1975 and moved to San Francisco Calif., but returned to Oklahoma in 1980 when his mother suffered a heart attack. He returned to California and worked for Guckenheimer Enterprises. He and Cliff opened their own food service company in 1987.

In 1992, he returned to Perry, and opened the Boarding House Cafe in Stillwater. He sold the business in 1995, moved to Tulsa and became the food service director for Guckenheimer Enterprises.

He later transferred to the Washington, D. C. area to open its first Mid-Atlantic account in Lanham, Md.

Once in Maryland, Jim became enthralled with the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and lived in Chesapeake Beach, Md., from 1997 to 1999 when in December 1999 he and Cliff moved to Baltimore and resided there until his passing Feb. 16, 2001.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, R. J. McBride.

Survivors include: three brothers, Fred and Dee McBride, Jerry and Sherry Clemons and Kinney and Patty Clemons; two sisters, Ruby and Don Hunt and Sammie and Don Hurst, all of the Stillwater area. Jim is also survived by his life mate Cliff Minter who would like to give a special thank you the wife of Jim’s oldest brother, Diana McBride, who assisted both in their time of need. 
 

Bulah Mae Rodgers Priddy

Bulah Mae Rodgers Priddy, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Grace Living Center.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Flynn Cemetery in Cushing.
Services are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Drumright, to Earl and Cora Evelyn (Dillman) Rodgers.
She married Laurence Henry Priddy July 29, 1935, in Stillwater.
The couple resided in Kansas and Oklahoma throughout their 65-year marriage, moving to Payne County in the late 1980s.
Mrs. Priddy had a servant’s heart and used her gift of hospitality to help meet the needs of others throughout her life. Her family has been blessed by her faith and fervent prayers on their behalf.
She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband; brothers William and Donald; sister Almeda; daughters Joy Evelyn Yeager and Naomi Maxine Priddy; sons Laurence Henry Priddy Jr., and Ronald Earl Priddy; granddaughter Rhonda Conner; great-granddaughter Savannah Yeager; and great-grandson, Hunter Gavitt.
She is survived by three sisters, Lila Hendrickson and Marie Todd, both of Cushing, and Velma and Ed Parham of Lubbock, Texas; one son, Charles and Wanda Priddy of Prairie Village, Kan.; three daughters, Laura and Allen Woodward of Miltonvale, Kan., Jean and Chuck Stiemke of Moore, and Mindy Milinkovich of Stillwater; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 
 

Janice Richards

Janice Hauf Richards, 73, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Oklahoma City. 
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Stillwater. Dr. William S. Inglish will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home is directing the services.
Richards was born in Albany, N.Y., to John and Anne (Eason) Hauf Oct. 19, 1927. She married Ashton L. Richards Jr. Feb. 2, 1952, in Tulsa.
He preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1999.
She graduated from Milne High School in 1945. After graduation, she went on to attend Skidmore College for Women in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She then became an airline stewardess for American Airlines. 
She left her position as a stewardess in 1951 to marry her husband. She was a housewife and Girl Scout leader until 1967. In 1967, she entered into the medical field in various capacities. She moved to Stillwater in 1977 and continued to work in the medical field and also received her real estate license. 
In the early 1990’s she worked for G&M Property Management and worked for Select Homes until 1998, when she retired.
She loved to play bridge and swim in her spare time. She volunteered at Karman Corner Thrift Shop. She also was involved at her church as an usher and on the building committee.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Kiwi-Tulsa Chapter-Retired Flight Attendants and the Cushing D.A.R.
In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her parents and one sister, Winnifred.
She is survived by two daughters, Anne Richards, Tulsa and Marcia and Stephen Segraves, Oklahoma City; one brother, John Hauf, Schenectady, N.Y.; one sister, June Howe, Latham, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Tyler Segraves, Whitney Segraves and Brennan and Miranda Segraves, all of Chouteau; and one great-grandchild, Skylar Matthew Segraves, Chouteau.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Segraves, Brennan Segraves, Gary Morris, Justin Morris, Tom Duncan and Jeff Duncan.
Memorials can be sent to the First Christian Church c/o Building Fund, 411 W. Mathews, Stillwater, OK, 74074.

Karl Slavens

Karl Lee Slavens, 69, of Cushing, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Resthaven Nursing Home in Cushing.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Rev. Rodger Green will officiate. Interment will follow at Marena Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is directing the services.
Slavens was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Stillwater, to Clarence and Anna (Barton) Slavens.
He married Darlene McQluire in 1950. They later divorced. He married Pegg Castro in 1957. They later divorced. He married Barbara Stephens in 1972.
Slavens attended school in Stillwater. He was a cook for the Rains Cafe in Stillwater, the Ril Cafe in Stillwater, and the Cushing Cafe in Cushing. He loved to fish and it was a big part of his life. He also worked on his farm and enjoyed his family.
He is predeceased by his parents, one sister, four brothers and an infant daughter.
He is survived by two brothers, John Slavens, Perry; Fred Slavens, Tryon; one sister, Mary Ringwald, Norman; five sons, Karl Lee Slavens Jr., Stillwater, George Lee Slavens, Cushing, Junior Lee Slavens, Marland, Charles Ray Slavens, Marland, Karl Ugene Slavens, Morrison; two daughters, Rosanna Marie Slavens, Florida and Leanna Merie Morgan, Pawnee; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Randel Rosiere

Randel Jay Rosiere, 37, of Ripley, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at his home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mehan Christian Union Church. Rev. Larry Eslinger will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral home is directing the services.
He was born Aug. 19, 1963, in Cushing, to Robert and Doris (Kautz) Rosiere. He married Teresa Marie Phibbs in Arkansas Jan. 23, 1993. They later divorced.
He attended school in Ripley and graduated from Ripley High School. He attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa.
He worked for his father in the family business, Bob’s Tank Truck Service and took the business over in 1993.
He was a team roper for many years and won many awards. He loved to hunt and fish and was a loving and adoring father.
He is predeceased by one brother, Joe Rosiere.
He is survived by his parents; two sons, Jesse Clay and Nathan Andrew, Stillwater; one unborn son; three daughters, Rachel Nicole, Amanda Jo and Emily Kay, Stillwater; one step-daughter, Katlin Phibbs, Stillwater; one brother, Robert Rosiere, Ripley; five sisters, Debbie Rosiere, Ripley, Brenda Hardnack, Perkins; Marilyn Burke, Ripley, Carolyn Young, Stillwater and Patty Hood, Stillwater.
Pallbearers will be Rick Hall, Jimmy Hicks, Mike Rosiere, Robert Rosiere, Robby Vaughn and Terry Adkinson.
Memorial contributions for a trust for his children can be made in his name to The Family Memorial Fund c/o Strode Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Stillwater, OK, 74076.

Charlene Eikenbary

Charlene Elizabeth Eikenbary died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Cushing Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lawson Cemetery north of Yale. Pastor Mike Clark will officiate and services are under the direction of Yale-Palmer Funeral Home.
She was born in Pawnee County March 30, 1941, to Lester N. and Sylvia Marie (Dennis) Skinner. She was married to Jimmy Eikenbary in November 1958.
She received her early education in Quay and attended Yale schools. She and her husband lived most of their lives in Yale.
She is preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by husband Jimmy of the home; one son, Jimmy Eikenbary, Great Falls, Montana; four daughters, Christine Lee of Yale, Pamela Birdsong of Oregon, Kay Williams of Sand Springs and Dana Nash of Lawton; one brother, Lester Skinner of Yale; one sister, Oleta Ellington of Yale; her mother, Sylvia Skinner Perkins of Yale; and 11 grandchildren.
 

Ethel Dooley
Ethel Mae Dooley, 82, Cushing, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at the Linwood Village Nursing Home. 
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Avery Cemetery. Wendyl Heffington, Cushing Church of Christ, will officiate. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. 

Dooley is the daughter of the late Eli Dooley and Victoria Elizabeth Nance Dooley. She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Cushing. She was reared and educated there. She never married. Dooley was a member of the Church of Christ. 

She is survived by two brothers, Sherman Lesley Dooley, Tempe, Ariz.; and Donald Dooley, Cushing; her sister, Lillian Hanson, Cushing; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 
 

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Theodore Mott
Theodore Rollin Mott, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Westview Manor, Derby, Kan. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Strode Chapel. 

Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Lela to Benton Elmer and Mary (Adsit) Mott. He married Maurine Weber Feb. 7, 1953, in Los Angeles, Calif. She died Dec. 26, 1986.

He worked at McGraw-Hill as a typesetter in Los Angeles. After the death of his wife, he resided with his sister and her husband in Stillwater. For a short time he lived in Cushing.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude and J. D.

Survivors include one sister, Ella Mae and her husband Gene Morrow of Stillwater. 

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Harriet Hoot
Harriet Hoot, 85, died Saturday Feb. 24, 2001, at Perry Memorial Hospital. 

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Perry with Father Bill Powell officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home. 

She was born March 12, 1915, in Wheaton, Ill., to Arthur N. and Irene F. Bean. She married Delmar C. Hoot, September 1943 in St. Paul, Minn.

She lived in Perry for 54 years, moving from Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Altar Auxiliary, Ladies Golf Association, a 50-year member of the Friday Bridge Club, PEO and Perry Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband April 15, 1988, one brother and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Hoot of Altus and Phil Hoot and his wife Marian of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Francie and her husband David Chandler of Blackwell; two sisters, Barbara Akins of Siloam Springs, Ark. and Margaret Piper of St. Paul, Minn.; two granddaughters, Angela Boese and her husband Ray and Currie Hoot and two great-grandchildren, Chandler and Trey Boese. 

Capt. Justin Sanders
Capt. Justin Brian Sanders, 26, a 1992 graduate of Jenks High School and a 1996 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001. 
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Tulsa with Rev. Ken Warren officiating. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Cushing. Burial will follow at a later time at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

He was born May 24, 1974, in Oklahoma City to O.M. “Bud” and the late Judy Sanders. While at Jenks High School he was active in football, wrestling and choir, receiving a state championship in vocal his junior and senior years. He was an active member in the First Baptist Church in Tulsa.

He married Carrie Lynn Carter Sept. 12, 1998, in Tulsa.

Before entering Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT). He received the U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service. He graduated from UPT at Vance Air Force Base in Enid Feb. 20, 1998 with class 98-05 as a First Assignment Instructor Pilot in the T-37. He started his career as a line instructor pilot (IP) in the 8th Flying Training Squadron (FTS) and was selected to stand up the 33rd FTS as line IP. He was the Assistant Pilot Commander of Standard Evaluation for the 33rd FTS. After three years of service, he was scheduled to begin training in October 2001 in the F-15C Eagle.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include: his father of Jenks; his sister, Greta Remington and her husband Greg of Chickasha; grandparents, A.C. and Nadine Watkins of Cushing and Dorcus Sanders of Mannford; great-grandmother, Lois Farmer of Mannford; several aunts and uncles, Jan and Liz Watkins, John and Barbara Sanders, Jim Bob and Donna Sanders and Lee and Earnie Sanders; one nephew, Zachariah Remington and other relatives and friends. 

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Mary Hollinshead
Mary Emeline Hollinshead, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at her daughter’s home in Walters. 

Monday, a memorial service was held to celebrate her life at the First Baptist Church in Perkins. Interment will be at the Perkins Cemetery. 

She was born in Quincy, Mass., June 11, 1904, to Peter Lucien and Mary Elise (Demers) Bertrand. She married Thomas Frederick Hollinshead in Dorchester, Mass. July 16, 1926. They spent 73 years together before he died Feb. 7, 2000.

She was employed by Quincy Reliable Shoe Store as a sales clerk from about 1943 until 1963, when they moved to West Covina, Calif. They moved to Walters in 1974 after Mr. Hollinshead’s retirement.

She enjoyed camping with her family, traveling, going often to Quebec to visit relatives and baking. She was well known to family and friends for her Christmas fruitcakes.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Peter, Paul, Julius, Wilbert, Wilfred, Henry and Francis; sisters, Sister John Berchmans, of the Ursiline Order, Priscilla Albonetti and Gertrude Haggerty. 

She is survived by her children, Betty L. Lewis, Thomas Jr. and Richard W. of Walters and Robert F. and Elise A. Coffman, of Perkins; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
 

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James Van Doren
James R. Van Doren, 61, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Wheatridge, Colo. 

Services were held Feb. 18 at Clear View Community Church with Brian Garrett and William Swegart officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of All-States. 

He was born May 16, 1939, at Webster City, Iowa, to Robert and Cora Van Doren.

He married Sharon Myers in June 1961 in Webster City, Iowa. They later divorced. He married Ruth Waite in Denver, Colo.

At times he worked in private business, but spent most of his career teaching in higher education. His doctorate was in computer science. He taught at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1966-1970; Oklahoma State University, 1970-1984; and Metropolitan State College, 1988 until retirement. He was a member of the Agape Fellowship.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three sons, Steven of Columbia, Mo., Thomas of Fredricksburg, Va. and Matthew of Southbury, Conn.; one brother; one sister and five grandchildren.


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