Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Paulyne E. Criswell
Paulyne E. Criswell, 85, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Stillwater. Services, with Rusty Dawson officiating, were Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Christ in Little. Interment followed in the Prague Cemetery

Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler, directed the arrangements.

She was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Haney to Hugh D. and Eva Lora (Hill) North. She married J.T. Criswell March 26, 1938, in Seminole. He died Nov. 9, 1975. Before moving to Stillwater in 1993, she lived south of Prague. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Little.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Betty Ann Jernigan and two brothers, Gene and Ray North.

Survivors include four sons, John Criswell and his wife, Nancy, of Post Falls, Idaho, Paul Criswell and his wife, Sharon, of Wautoma, Wis., Ted Criswell and his wife, Opal, of Seminole, and Jim Criswell and his wife, Angela, of Stillwater; one sister-in-in law, Earlene North, of Seminole; one brother-in-law, John Jernigan, of Bedford, Texas; six grandsons; three granddaughters; two step-granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Stillwater Church of Christ, 821 N. Duck, Stillwater, OK 74075 or Judith Karman Hospice, 824 S. Main, Stillwater, OK 74074.


Joe Maupin
Joe Maupin, 85, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital. Services, with Pastor Jerry Ray Galbreath officiating, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the University Christian Church in Enid.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. in the Morrison Cemetery in Morrison. Brown Funeral Home of Enid is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Cache March 15, 1915, to Arthur Clemmett and Ada Snavely Maupin. He moved to Enid in 1921 and attended Enid public schools.

On July 6, 1935, he married Clara Elizabeth Sayers in Enid.

They lived in Enid until 1940 when they moved to Wichita, Kan. where he worked for Boeing for the duration of World War II. They returned to Enid in 1945.

He was a machinist for the Frisco Railroad until 1952 when he joined the Oklahoma Laundry as an industrial engineer. He retired in 1978 from Tulsa Linen Service after 30 years and moved to Morrison.

Early in his life he was a member of the Enid Summer Recreation Program for two years and, more recently, was a member of the Morrison Christian Church.

He was an elder emeritus of the University Place Christian Church and was a member of the Homebuilder and Faith Builders Sunday school class.

He was predeceased by his wife, his eldest son, Joe C. Maupin, who died in 1990, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, Russell D. Maupin of Enid; Russell's sons, Mark and Chris; Paul B. Maupin, of Aurora, Colo.; Paul's children, Charlotte, Brenda, Paul and Melanie; three brothers, John, of Stroud, Wayne, of Lamar, Mo., and Carroll of San Diego, Calif.; and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom reside in Colorado.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army, C/O Brown Funeral Home, 400 W. Maple, Enid, OK 73701.


Pauline Jones
Pauline Jones, 83, Newton, Kan., died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her home.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Newton. The Rev. MyCherie Zimmerman will officiate. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Harrisburg, Ill. to James Harry and Effie Wright-Stites-Piland. She was later adopted by Dr. Joseph Richard and Mary Ellen Adams. She was raised in Stillwater and the Cassoday-El Dorado, Kan. area. She attended public school there also graduating from El Dorado High. She married Cleland Jones (Pee Wee) Aug. 4, 1935 in Wichita, Kan.

She had worked in sales for Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney's Stores, Plastic Company for Beach and Boeing Military Aircraft during World War II, the Fred Harvey Laundry and the Presbyterian Manor, Newton. Jones also had her own company, Pauline's Creations, which she enjoyed marketing her arts and crafts. She was a member of the First Christian Church where she was a part of the Christian Women's Fellowship and the "Ruth Circle." She was a member of the Newton Carriage Factory Art Association, the Newton Medical Center Community Association, and Kansas Christian Home Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by both sets of parents; her husband; her sisters Elizabeth Piland, Anna Stites, Elsie Mae Handy Ventris; and her brothers Hubert Piland and Bill Stites.

She is survived by her daughter, Terrie Portlock, Newton, Kan.; son, Don Leroy Jones, Newton; brother, Otis Adams, Ed Dorado, Kan.; sister, Juanita Panky, Romance, Ark; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Kathrine Mae Traugott
Kathrine Mae Traugott, 86, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her home in Orlando.

Funeral services will be held at Smith Memorial Chapel in Guthrie at 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Vancel Garoutte of Lawton officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Orlando directed by Smith Funeral Home in Guthrie.

She was born April 1, 1914 in Mulhall to Samuel and Lena Frey.

She is survived by two sons, Darel Traugott and wife Pam of Stillwater and William Harold Traugott and wife Mary L. of Woodward; one daughter, Kay Gregg of Orlando; three brothers, Fred Frey of Mulhall, William Frey of Mulhall and Harold Frey of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two sisters, Frances Fent of Mulhall and Viola Smith of Orlando; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Smith Funeral Home in Guthrie until 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to Judith Karman Hospice of Stillwater.


Geraldine 'Jerry' May Kinkead
Life long Cushing resident, Geraldine "Jerry" May Kinkead, 81, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Cushing Regional Hospital.

Graveside services, with Bob Vaught officiating, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Harrell Cemetery in Cushing.

Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Cushing July 20, 1919, to Pat O'Bryan and Maude (Harlan) O'Bryan.

She was reared and educated in Cushing.

She married Raymond Rodgers in Cushing in 1938. She married Harold R. Kinkead, in Cushing, April 10, 1955. He died Jan. 9, 1986.

She was a retired waitress and loved to draw and read in her spare time.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by one sister, Anita Daughtery.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Lemieux, of Wagoner, Carolyn "Sue" Tinney and her husband, James, of Duncan, and Sheila Wheat and her husband, Dempsey, of Jenks; one son, Robert "Bob" Rodgers and his wife, Andrea of Walsenburg, Colo.; two brothers, Donald O'Bryan and his wife, Vera, of Cushing, and Eugene O'Bryan and his wife, Geraline, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two sisters, Kathline Ward and her husband, Alvis, of Cushing and Betty Powers, of Edmond; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

Peggy Darlene Hill
Peggy Darlene Hill, 55, enjoyed caring for children in her home and was involved in her church. She died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Tulsa.

Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glencoe with Pastors Virgil Calvert and Dale Gowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Glencoe. Services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

She was born July 25, 1945, in Marshall to Don and Opal (Mack) Haken.

She was married to Jerry Hill in May 1964 in Pawnee. The couple later divorced.

She attended Marshall schools and graduated from Glencoe High School in 1964. After marrying, she moved to Beverly, Kan., where her husband taught school. In 1967, they moved to Morrowville, Kan., and later to Florence, Kan.

The couple started their own custom harvesting business in 1968 and moved to Glencoe in 1970, closing the business in 1985.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glencoe. Her greatest love was her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Justin Hill and his wife, Sherry, of Stillwater; three daughters, Janet Holcomb and her husband, Robert, of Stillwater, Michelle Bisby and her husband, Phillip, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Melinda Hill of Glencoe; and seven grandchildren, Robbie Lee, Shelby, Tyler and Trey Holcomb of Stillwater, Kia and Jordan Hill of Stillwater, and Abby Bisby of Fort Worth.

She is also survived by three brothers, Max Haken and his wife, Rhonda, Irvin Haken and his wife, Lois, and Mark Haken and his wife, Kevin, all of Glencoe; and one sister, Donna Dalton and her husband, Don, of Glencoe.

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Ruth Evelyn Mueggenborg
Yale resident, Ruth Evelyn Mueggenborg, 77, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Rosary services are scheduled for today at 7 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home Chapel.

Services, with Fathers Dan Mueggenborg, Bob Schlitt, Edward Weisenburger and Bill Moler officiating will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Okarche.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in a farmhouse three miles northwest of Glencoe March 20, 1923, to Percy Ray Jack and Laura Laveda Ann (Penny) Laughlin.

She married Tony Mueggenborg July 15, 1943, in Oklahoma City. He died March 27, 2000.

After she graduated from high school in 1940 she moved to Oklahoma City where she went to Draughn Business School. She worked at Tinker Air Force Base in 1942 and 1943. After she was married the couple moved to Yale where they resided since.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Payne County Extension Service and was a retired homemaker.

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

Survivors include three sons, John Andrew Mueggenborg and his wife, Chrystal, Lewis Vernon Mueggenborg and his wife, Tammi, and Darrel Ray Mueggenborg and his wife, Jennifer, all of Yale; two daughters, Virginia Ann Cussner and her husband, Dale, of Yale and Mildred Marie Overholt and her husband, Mac, of El Reno; 11 grandchildren, Christy Poe, and her husband, Jeff, of Sand Springs, Tracy Hill and her husband Rob, of Perkins, Mike Mueggenborg and his wife, Michelle and Ryan and Matt Mueggenborg, all of Yale, Amy Overholt, of Mannford, Stephanie Branch and her husband Richard, of Washington, Lori Cussner, and Dustin and Derrick Mueggenborg, all of Yale; three great-grandchildren, Huston and Lindsay Poe, of Sand Springs and Morgan Mueggenborg, of Yale; and one sister, Edna Gravitt, of Harrah.

Pallbearers will be Philo Gravitt, Dan Gravitt, Mike Gravitt, Paul Hart, Joe Tytanic and Virtes Penny.

Memorials may be made to: Stillwater YMCA, 204 S. Duck, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074.

Pamela Sue Skidgel
Pamela Sue Skidgel, 47, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at her Stillwater home.

Services, with Ministers Robert Canon and John Talley officiating, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Services will conclude at Strode Chapel. There will be no procession to the cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born in Stillwater on June 10, 1953, to Gladys N. Higgins.

She married Billy Don Skidgel on Jan. 14, 1980, in Pawnee.

She was a member of University Heights Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church.

She was a cashier at the OSU Bennett Hall cafeteria.

She was predeceased by her mother; step-father, Marshall N. Hatch; two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include one son, Brian Scott Skidgel, of Stillwater.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Terry, Wayne Prater, James White, John Williams, John Mills and Paul Jones.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 1600 E. North, Cushing, OK 74023, The Department of Human Services (for needy kids), 711 E. Krayler, Stillwater, OK 74075, or Christopher's Youth Center in Tulsa, C/O Strode Funeral Home, 610 S. Duncan, Stillwater, OK 74074.

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


Maggie Maydell Bethel
Maggie Maydell Bethel, 80, Cushing, died on Sunday, July 30 at the Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.

Private family services are planned. The Rev. Warner Dyer will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

She was born on May 17, 1920 to Leonard and Sammy (Rasco) Dyer. She married Chester Lee Bethel on June 3, 1936. She lived in Irving, Texas for most part of her life.

She worked for Hickumbockan Bailey dress factory until her retirement. She was one of the dress designers that designed for the first costumes for Disney World. Mrs. Bethel moved to Cushing in May 1999 to be close to her daughter. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, watching bowling and golf.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister.

Mrs. Bethel is survived by her daughter Gwen Smith and her husband Charles, Cushing; her two sons Roland Bethel, Irving, Texas; Stanley Bethel and his wife Janet, Gunbarrel City, Texas; two brothers the Rev. Warner Dyer and his wife Frances, Lancaster, Texas; Jimmy Dyer, Metford, Mass.; four grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.


Clarence E. (Bud) Munday
Clarence E. (Bud) Munday, 82, of Cushing died July 30 at his home. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

He was born to Gene and Emma (Lockwood) Munday Nov. 14, 1917 in Cushing. Munday was reared and educated in Cushing and married Bonnie (Heaver) Aug. 19, 1938 in Cushing. He was employed with Kerr-McGee until they closed in 1972.

Munday was a member of the First Christian Church, the O.W.I. Union and the V.F.W. He served in WW II for three years in the Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard.

Munday is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home; two sons, Mickey Munday and wife Anita of Ft. Worth, Texas and Danny Munday and wife Nancy of Marrowbone, Ky.; two sisters, Esther Reiley of Oklahoma City and Lucille Crowley of Florida; two sister-in-laws, Elsie Swiggart and Lois Munday and several nieces and nephews.

Munday was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Munday's name to the First Christian Church, 300 East Moses, Cushing, Okla., 74023.


Marie Keeth
Marie Keeth, 97, of Wichita, Kan., died on July 30.

Keeth was born Dec. 26, 1902 in Guthrie to William M and Ethel A. (Phenis) McWethy.

Keeth is survived by one son, Walter E. Keeth of Pueblo, Colo.; one daughter, Judith A. Clancy of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchilden and five nieces and nephews.

She married Jess Keeth on June 28, 1925 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1963. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and daughter Ruth Housley.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5 at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee.

A memorial has been established with Westlink Church of Christ Library Fund, 10025 West Central, Wichita, Kan., 67212.

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