Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Ed Zemp
Ed Zemp, 76, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Perry Memorial Hospital. 
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Perry with Pastor Roy Fleshman officiating. Interment will be at Billings Union Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home. 

He was born March 19, 1924, southwest of Morrison to Henry and Sue (Bamberger) Zemp and graduated from Perry High School.

He married Imogene Coker May 8, 1982, in Morrison.

He was a machinist at Conoco in Ponca City for almost 29 years before retiring.

He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge and a member of the S & D Sunday School class of the First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one son-in-law, Judge Neal Beekman.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Diane Beekman of Ponca City, Connie Dunagan and her husband Eddie of Wagoner, Sheila Conner and her husband Dale of Ponca City, Janet Bales and her husband Albert of Morrison; one son, Raymond Coker and his wife Flora Zell of Perry; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and Gerald Krauleidis, who lived with the family as a child.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at the First Christian Church, Perry. 
 

Sarah Elnora Dry

Sarah Elnora “Ella” Dry, 98, Stillwater, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Rosewood Care Center. Services will be at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Aaron Cole will officiate. Interment will follow at Clarkson Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
She was born to Louis Providence and Lettisha Wagoner Harraman on Dec. 11, 1903 southwest of Stillwater. She married Gilbert Walter Dry in Guthrie on Dec. 13, 1921.
She attended Clarkson School in Guthrie. She worked for Stillwater Medical Center, the Ethyl Forehan Boarding House and worked for several families doing domestic housework.
She lived in Stillwater since the death of her husband in January 1957.
She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, William and Earl Harraman; three sisters, Edna Lewis, Myrtle Spalding, Rose Lantz; one son, Walter Louis Dry; one daughter, Geraldine Fern Higgins; one grandson, Gary Wayne Silvers; and one granddaughter, Donna Key Dry.
She is survived by one son, Chester Orval and Patty Mae Dry, Perkins; one daughter, Mary Ellen and Bob Silver, Stillwater; one daughter-in-law, Betty Dry, Stillwater; one son-in-law, Howard Higgins, Stillwater; and six grandchildren, Larry and Jan Dry, Dean and Faye Silvers, Don and Brenda Silvers, Sam and Debra Hatter, Carol Dry, Donna and Randy McCarlson.
She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Amy Kinzie, Deanna Dry, Colt Silvers, Bailey Silvers, Ria Silvers; and two great great-grandchildren, Taylor Williams, Telane Williams.
She is also survived by two brothers, Roy Harraman, Guthrie, Monroe Harraman, Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Ethel Meier, Guthrie, Dollie Webber, Stillwater.
Pallbearers will be Dean Silvers, Don Silvers, Larry Dry, Debra Hatter, Carol Dry and Donna McCarlson.
Memorials may be made to Rosewood Care Center or the First Assembly of God Church in Stillwater. 

Scott Jones

Scott Robert Jones, 48, died Friday, March 9, 2001, in Anderson, S.C.
Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Central Presbyterian Church, Anderson, S.C. with Dr. David Bailey officiating. 
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Cemetery with Dr. Gordon Edwards officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., to Leonard and Joan Jones. He grew up in Royal Oak, Mich., and graduated from Kimball High School. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He married Jo Ellen Fenimore Dec. 27, 1980, in Stillwater.
He was employed by Robert Bosch Corp. at the time of his death. He served as an elder in the Shawnee Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Anderson, S.C.
Survivors include his parents; his wife of the home; one daughter, Kathryn Jones of Anderson, S.C. and one sister, Whitney Knight of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 1404 N. Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

Eula May Hayhurst
Longtime Cushing resident Eula Mae Hayhurst, 79, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Perry Nursing Home. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing with Ralph Hickman officiating. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Cushing.

Hayhurst was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Pawnee County near Pawnee to Alf and Victoria (Hestand) Long. She was raised in the Pawnee area and attended the Sagerville, Lone Elem and Glencoe school systems.

She eventually moved to Seattle, Wash., where she lived for several years before moving to Cushing in 1982.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Sarah Elnora Dry
Sarah Elnora “Ella” Dry, 97, Stillwater, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Rosewood Care Center. Services were at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Aaron Cole will officiate. Interment will follow at Clarkson Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of the services. 
She was born to Louis Providence and Lettisha Wagoner Harraman Dec. 11, 1903, southwest of Stillwater. She married Gilbert Walter Dry in Guthrie Dec. 13, 1921. 

She attended Clarkson School in that community. She worked for Stillwater Medical Center, the Ethyl Forehan Boarding House and worked for several families doing domestic housework.

She lived in Stillwater since the death of her husband in January 1957.

She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, William and Earl Harraman; three sisters, Edna Lewis, Myrtle Spalding, Rose Lantz; one son, Walter Louis Dry; one daughter, Geraldine Fern Higgins; one grandson, Gary Wayne Silvers; and one granddaughter, Donna Key Dry.

She is survived by one son, Chester Orval and Patty Mae Dry, Perkins; one daughter, Mary Ellen and Bob Silvers, Stillwater; one daughter-in-law, Betty Dry, Stillwater; one son-in-law, Howard Higgins, Stillwater; and six grandchildren, Larry and Jan Dry, Dean and Faye Silvers, Don and Brenda Silvers, Sam and Debra Hatter, Carol Dry, Donna and Randy McCarlson.

She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Amy Kinzie, Deanna Dry, Colt Silvers, Bailey Silvers, Ria Silvers; and two great great-grandchildren, Taylor Williams, Telane Williams.

She is also survived by two brothers, Roy Harraman, Guthrie, Monroe Harraman, Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Ethel Meier, Guthrie, Dollie Webber, Stillwater.

Pallbearers were Dean Silvers, Don Silvers, Larry Dry, Debra Hatter, Carol Dry and Donna McCarlson.

Memorials may be made to Rosewood Care Center or the First Assembly of God Church in Stillwater. 

Jamie White
Jamie Gene White, 25, Oklahoma City, died on Friday, March 9, 2001, in El Reno. 
Services are scheduled for noon Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1500 E. Ninth, in Cushing. Rev. Raymond Petties, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at the Silver Star Cemetery. 

White was born in DeRidder, La., July 9, 1975, to Marcus and Lola White. He grew up in DeRidder and later the family moved to Spring Lake, N.C., where he attended school and graduated in 1995 from the Pine Forest Senior High School. White accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Miracle Temple Holy Deliverance Christ of God in Spring Lake, N.C., under the leadership of Dr. Bennie L. Kelly. He was very active in the music department. He later moved to Cushing where he lived with Grandmother Cleo (Lane) White and he attended the First Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. James Manuel, Jr.

He attended and graduated from Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater. He majored in carpentry and architecture. White drove for Big Trucking Co. in Stillwater. He also worked at Mercury Marine in Stillwater for one and a half years. He then worked for Evans in Cushing. He later was transferred to Evans in Oklahoma City where he worked for two years. At the time of his death he was employed at Tuboscope Vetco International in Oklahoma City.

White is survived by his father and mother, Marcus Gene White Sr., Chandler; Lola Faye White, Spring Lake, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Cleo Denese (White) Godwin and Alex, Vicenza, Italy; three brothers, Marcus Gene White, Jr., Spring Lake, N.C.; Marcus J. White, Oklahoma City; and André M. White, Chandler; two grandmothers, Cleo (Lane) White, Stillwater; JoHelen Hinton, DeRidder, La.; seven aunts, Shelia T. White, Stillwater; Julia S. White, Stillwater; Vicki McCallop, DeRidder, La.; Patricia Hinton, DeRidder, La.; Cynthia Hinton, DeRidder, La., Lisa Hinton, DeRidder, La., and EmmaRay Hinton, DeRidder, La.; four uncles, Robert M. White, Stillwater; André C. White, Stillwater; Ronald Hinton, Tampa, Fla.; and Donald Hinton, Leesville, La. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Curtis Tucker, Darren Mooreland, Andre Tucker, Marcus Cook, Montez Cook and Sheldon Hagler. Flower bearers will be Cynthia Hagler, NiQuetta Tippett, Deneen Cook, Renita Martin, Toyna Willis and Tanyana Willis.

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Jerrell Hallman
Jerrell “Jerry” Emerson Hallman, 62, Stillwater, died in his home Monday, March 12, 2001. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Lay-minister Raymond Wood will officiate and Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the services. 

Hallman was born in Quay April 3, 1938, to Delbert and Juanita (Huff) Hallman. 

He moved to Stillwater at the age of four, where he attended school until the second grade. He then attended Perkins Schools and graduated from there in 1956. After graduation, he took care of his parents and watched over them until their deaths. He enjoyed traveling with his parents and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed a good ball game and sitting on his front porch and watching people drive by his house. He was always willing to help someone in need.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by two brothers, Daryl and Norma Hallman, Stillwater, and ElRoy and Lois Hallman, Edmond; four aunts, Mildred Adams, California, Cecile Ramsey, Cushing, Betty and Jim Aggi, California and Darla and Harold Parrish, Oregon; and one uncle, Herbert and Phyliss Huff of Idaho.

He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Norman and Elizabeth Hallman, Laredo, Texas; and their children, Eric Hallman, Carly Hallman and Kimberly Hallman, Amarillo, Texas; and Laurie Hallman of Sherman, Texas.

Memorials can be sent to Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK, 74076. 

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Betty Staines
Betty Jean (Becky) Staines, 74, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at her Stillwater residence. 

Memorial services, with Dr. Emlyn Ott presiding, will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Bennett Chapel on the OSU campus. 

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Hominy Jan. 24, 1927, to Carl and Pearl (Cowan) Beckham.

She was reared in Hominy and graduated from OSU in 1947 with a B.A. in business education.

She married Richard O. Staines Jan. 31, 1948, in Tulsa. He died in 1966.

After their marriage the couple lived in Tulsa.

From 1978 until she retired in 1993 she worked as assistant to the head administrator, Sister Mary Blondine, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. In 1995 she moved to Stillwater.

She was an active member and past president of the Tulsa Boys’ Home, Cerebral Palsy Association, Tulsa Garden Club and Pi Beta Phi Alum Club.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents and one brother.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane Graalman and her husband, Bob, of Stillwater, Catherine Hart and her husband, Corey, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jennifer Hyams and her husband, David, of San Jose, Calif.; five grandchildren, Travis and Sarah Graalman, of New York City, Jarret and Corey McNeill of New York City, and Jenna Case, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and one sister, Viola Burnett and her husband, Claron, of Mobile, Ala.

Memorials may be made to Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2408, Stillwater, OK 74076. 

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Irene Tuton
Irene Audrey Tuton, 97, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Grace Living Center, Stillwater. 

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Strode Chapel. Interment will be 2 p.m. at Arcadia Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born March 16, 1903, in Fairland to Fred. L. and Clara P. (Preston) Montgomery and attended schools in Welch.

She married Griffin C. Hutchinson in 1917 in Picher. They later divorced. She remarried Roy J. Tuton in 1935 in Guthrie. He died in 1969.

She worked in Oklahoma City as a waitress and in Detroit, Mich., as a parts person, building airplanes during WW II. She also worked as a sales clerk at Lerner’s Department Store, Grants Department Store and John A. Browns Department Store. She moved to Roxie Weber Plaza in Stillwater in 1992. She enjoyed reading, shopping, sewing and crocheting. She was a member of Walker Ave. Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one husband, two sons, one daughter, two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include: one daughter, Dorothy Bryan of Stillwater; one granddaughter, Sherri O’Conner of Kansas City, Mo.; one great-grandson, Aaron Combs and great-granddaughter, Kim Combs, both of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Brook Montgomery of Mich. and one sister, Bernice Trent of Appomattox, Va.


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