Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Helen Fleming
Longtime Cushing resident, Helen F. Fleming, 84, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Cushing Regional Hospital. 
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing. 

Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Milan, Tenn., March 30, 1916, to D. A. Wheeler and Essie Mays Wheeler.

The family moved to Cushing when she was a small child and she lived there since.

She attended and graduated from Cushing High School.

On Nov. 19, 1938, she married Lawrence “Buz” Fleming. He died June 1, 1995.

She worked as a bookkeeper for several different companies including Mays Oil Company, Industrial Services, the Cushing Daily Citizen and Gayle Motor Company.

She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Circle at the Church. 

Survivors include three sons, Gerald Fleming, of Arlington, Va., Mike Fleming, of Houston, Texas and David Fleming, of Cushing; one sister, Sara Fox, of Oklahoma City; and several nieces, relatives and friends. 
 

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Rosanna Morales
Rosanna L. Morales, 46, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center. 

Services, with Pastor Tom Arnold presiding, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Good News Church. Cremation will follow. 

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born Jan. 18, 1955, in Clinton to Burgess and Carolyn (Thunderbull) Prentiss.

On July 29, 1977, she married Danny Morales in El Reno. He died April 19, 1991.

She graduated from Tecumseh Private School and in 1994, moved to Stillwater to be close to her family. She enjoyed cooking.

She was a homemaker and a member of the El Reno Indian Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents and an infant son.

Survivors include two sons, Toby and his wife, Robin (Andrews) Morales, of Stillwater and Reuben Morales, of Stillwater; one daughter, Mercedes Morales, of Yukon; one stepson, Danny Morales and his wife, Theresa, of Yukon; one stepdaughter, Carmen Morales, of Norman; one brother, Burgess Prentiss Jr., of Stillwater; one sister, Gloria Brown and her husband, David, of Stillwater; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The Family Memorial Fund, in memory of Rosanna Morales, C/O Strode Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Stillwater, OK 74076. 
 

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Clyde Lewis
Clyde E. Lewis, 83, Agra, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at his home after a long illness of thyroid cancer. 

Graveside services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Cemetery, two miles east and five miles south of Yale. Tillman Ryan and Dub Mowery will preside. The casket will be closed at the funeral service. Friends were allowed a viewing at the Palmer Funeral Home in Cushing until 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m. Funeral services are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home, Cushing. 

Lewis was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Yale to James Henry and Luella (Nasalroad) Lewis. He was united in marriage to Wilma R. Krebs Sept. 15, 1945. The couple had four children, Linda, Jim, Tom and Lenita.

He was a long time member of the Church of Christ. He served his country in World War II for almost five years in Iceland and the European Theater. He served as a volunteer fireman for Agra for over 20 years.

Lewis loved his family and working on and restoring small engines. He worked on the turnpike and was a security guard at the Deep Rock Refinery. He also drove a gasoline transport for Gibble Oil Co.

He and Wilma leased three service stations and then in 1966 they built and operated a Phillips Service Station in Agra for the next 17 years. They sold it to retire in 1982.

He and his wife delivered the Shop and Swap for 16 and one half years, retiring in 1998 due to Lewis’ health.

He is preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, six sisters and a great grandson, Clayton Ray Saucier.

Lewis is survived by his wife Wilma of the home; children Linda Jester and husband Bill, Yale; Jim Lewis and wife Kay, Yale; Tom Lewis and wife Paula, Martha; Lenita Gillespie and husband Glenn, Cushing; grandchildren, Tammy Jobes and husband Allen; Jennifer Grau and husband Paul; Amanda Walters and husband Steve; Joseph Jester; Dustin Lewis, Aaron Lewis, Andrea Lewis, Coy Gillespie, Cole Gillespie and Vicki White; seven great grandchildren, Rachel, Austin and Walker Jobes, Faith and Gabrielle Grau, Alexis Walters and Daegan Saucier.

Pallbearers will be Allen Jobes, Joseph Jester, Dustin Lewis, Aaron Lewis, Coy Gillespie and Cole Gillespie. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Walters, Bill Jester, Paul Grau and Glenn Gillespie. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Judith Karman Hospice. 
 

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Robert Fickel
Robert W. Fickel, 83, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 S.E. Washington Boulevard with Rev. Ray Hickman and Rev. Dale Scott officiating. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Osawatomie Cemetery in Osawatomie, Kan. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post No. 156 Ceremonial Detail of Paola, Kan. Interment will be under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. 

He was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Somerset, Kan., to Walter and Mae (Southard) Fickel. He married Wanda Ricketts Feb. 11, 1940, in Paola, Kan. He was a member of the National Guard from 1937 to 1940 until called to active duty with the U.S. Army. He served in six major battles in the European theater as a staff sergeant.

He was a retired electrician from Phillips Petroleum Co. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved working in his yard.

He was a member of The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post No. 105.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin Bill Fickel and Jim Fickel and one sister, Mildred Brune.

Survivors include: his wife of the home; one son, Gary Fickel and his wife Marilyn of Bartlesville; one granddaughter, Jan and her husband Devin Wilson of Stillwater; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Wilson of Stillwater; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A memorial has been established in his name at The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. 

Correspondence can be sent to 801 S.E. Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006, c/o The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. 
 

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Orvella Rollins
Orvella “Jerrie” Geraldine Rollins, 72, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Norman Richmond officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Norman IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Cleveland County to Richard Lewis and Ruby Gladys (Clay) Hamilton. She attended Banner Elementary School, Norman High School and Oklahoma State University.

She married James Lee Rollins July 6, 1947, in Norman.

She was a property manager/owner and a member of the Apartment Owners Association, Business and Professional Women’s Association and the National Association of Realtor’s. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, Beauceant and Mother Advisor of Rainbows. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

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

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Rollins and his wife Debby of Duncanville, Texas and Ronny Rollins and his wife Linda of Tulsa; one daughter, Judy and her husband Dan Gaygen of Ithaca, N.Y.; two grandsons, Chip Rollins of Duncanville, Texas and Ryan Gaygen of Ithaca, N.Y.; one brother, Wendell Hamilton of Tulsa; three sisters, Lorain Southern of Granbury, Texas; Jackie Murnan of Stillwater and Diana Defibaugh of Granbury, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Affiliate, 3545 N.W. 58th St. No. 400 C, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

Barry Williams
Lifelong Cushing resident Barry Alan Williams, 26, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at University Hospital in Oklahoma City. 
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Cushing. Pastor Robert Adams will preside. 

Interment will follow at Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Cushing July 7, 1974, to Al Williams and Bonnie (McKight) Williams.

He was educated in the Cushing schools and graduated from Cushing High School in 1992.

He and Tonya Michelle Adams were married in Cushing Aug. 4, 1995, and the couple lived in Cushing since.

He was a longtime member of the Cushing Assembly of God Church where for several years he directed and played for the Bell Choir. He was currently the senior pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Perkins.

He loved the outdoors whether it was fishing, playing golf or just relaxing.

In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by his parents, his father and mother-in-law, Pastor Robert and Angie Adams of Cushing; three sisters, Jane Williams and her husband, John, of Edmond, Debra Reineke and her husband, Kirk, of Yukon, and Amber Novotny and her husband, Kenny, of Moore; one brother, Bret Williams, of Claremore; paternal grandmother, Morene Williams, of Cushing; maternal grandparents, C.A. and Arline Adams, of Webber Falls and Rev. Clifford and Freda Elliott, of Moore and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 628, Cushing, OK 74023. 

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Jerrie Rollins
Jerrie Rollins, 72, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Norman Richmond officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Norman IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Cleveland County to Richard Lewis and Ruby Gladys (Clay) Hamilton. She attended Banner Elementary School, Norman High School and Oklahoma State University.

She married James Lee Rollins July 6, 1947, in Norman.

She was a property manager/owner and a member of the Apartment Owners Association, Business and Professional Women’s Association and the National Association of Realtor’s. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, Beauceant and Mother Advisor of Rainbows. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

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

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Rollins and his wife Debby of Duncanville, Texas and Ronny Rollins and his wife Linda of Tulsa; one daughter, Judy and her husband Dan Gaygen of Ithaca, N.Y.; two grandsons, Chip Rollins of Duncanville, Texas and Ryan Gaygen of Ithaca, N.Y.; one brother, Wendell Hamilton of Tulsa; three sisters, Lorain Southern of Granbury, Texas; Jackie Murnan of Stillwater and Diana Defibaugh of Granbury, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Affiliate, 3545 N.W. 58th St. No. 400 C, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. 
 

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Nora Lauderdale
Cushing resident Nora Josephine Lauderdale, 65, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. 

Services will be at the Scott home east of Cushing on Thursday evening. Interment will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery east of Cushing. 

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Pawnee Dec. 15, 1935, to Lee and Ella (Butler) Barker.

She received her early education at the Oak Grove schools and graduated from Drumright High School.

She married Marvin Lauderdale in Miami and they made their home in the Cushing area.

She was a seamstress and a member of the Native American Church.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by three brothers, Scott, Everett and Lee Barker Jr. and one sister, Nadine Barker Sloan.

Survivors include two sisters, Maxine Cobb and Christine Williamson, both of Cushing and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Opal Burke
Opal Cheesman Burke, 89, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the Cushing Regional Hospital. 
Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until noon at Davis Funeral Home. 

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery. Dr. Lonny Lee, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will preside.

Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born Feb. 14, 1912, in Kellyville to Delbert and Allie Glenn Cheesman.

She was educated in Kellyville and Cushing schools.

On May 13, 1932, she married Charles Burke in Cushing. The couple was married for more than 64 years and enjoyed traveling and going everywhere together before his death Dec. 1, 1996.

She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Cheesman, and a sister, Marie Snyder.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Ryan and her husband, John, of Stillwater; one son, Charles Burke and his wife, Betty, of Stigler; six grandchildren, Timothy Charles Burke, Bobby Lynn Burke, Debbie Jenkins, Jan Weisenfel, Stephen Brett Ryan and Lance Alan Ryan; nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. 
 

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Charles Booker
Charles Esque Booker, 52, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in Stillwater. 

Services, with Rev. William Myles officiating, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Auditorium in Chandler. Interment will follow at the Sweet Home Cemetery. 

Parks Brothers Funeral Service is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Chandler Feb. 7, 1949, to Herman and Ann Lee (Caldwell) Booker.

He served proudly in the Air Force.

He was predeceased by his father and one brother. 

Survivors include his mother and step father Ann Lee and James Heath, of Edmond; three daughters, Mia Dee Jones and Mickey M. Jones, both of Oklahoma City and Charlene Willis of Stillwater; three sisters, Christal Grabeal, of Oklahoma City and Donna Health and Rosaland Ross, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and other relatives and friends. 
 

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Clois Huffer
Sapulpa resident, Clois E. Huffer, 85, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the Ranch Terrance Home in Sapulpa. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery north of Cushing. 

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Bells, Texas Aug. 2,1915, to David Walter and Bessie (Nelms) Huffer.

He grew up and was educated in Oklahoma and was a graduate of Manitou High School in Manitou.

He attended Cameron College and received his B.S. and Masters degree from Oklahoma State University.

He married Laura Harmon in 1937. They lived most of their married life in Sapulpa.

He was a farmer and school teacher and was teaching at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington School when he was 84.

He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Arville Huffer and a sister, Naomi Marsh.

In addition to his wife, of Sapulpa, he is survived by two sisters, Leota Smith of Irving, Texas, and Pauline Fisher, of Ada.

Pallbearers will be Vick Stall, Dwight Sellers, Dwain Sellers, Lonnie Sellers, Leon Howell and Billy Fisher.


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