Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Gary Day
Gary Wayne Day, 36, Sand Springs, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Bakersfield, Calif. 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Cushing. Curtis Mason will preside. Interment will follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Cushing. Funeral services are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home. 

Day was born Aug. 29, 1964, in Cushing to Carl Louis and Barbara Marie (Goforth) Day. He received his early education and was a graduate of the Cushing High School in 1983. He attended Tulsa Junior College and received an Associates Degree in Drafting. He was married to Elizabeth Anne (Beth) Lawson Dec. 3, 1999. They made their home in Sand Springs. He was employed with Thermal Solutions Inc. in Tulsa. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Cushing.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Day; sister, Carla Day; brother, Michael Day; and an infant brother. 

Day is survived by three sons, Jacob Day, Garrett Day, and John Alan Chandler; one daughter, Stacey Chandler; one brother, James Day, Cushing; four sisters, Linda Vasso, Cushing; Terry Thompson, Cushing; Alena Brasel, Cushing; Jana Laubach, Okeene; father, Carl Day, Tulsa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 

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Lloyd Brinkerhoff
Lloyd Allen Brinkerhoff, 85, died in an automobile accident in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 1, 2001. 

Services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Orem, Utah. Additional services will be held Monday at the LDS Mesa East Stake Center in Mesa, Ariz. Burial will be at the Mesa Cemetery. 

Brinkerhoff was born in Provo, Utah, July 9, 1915, to Joseph and Phoebe Allen Brinkerhoff. He married Regina Smith in the LDS Mesa Arizona Temple Feb. 4, 1938. She died March 6, 1977. He then married Ruth Ison Lamoreaux July 7, 1978, and they divorced. He married Laurice Burch Richardson April 11, 1987, in Manti, Utah.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science degree form Cornell University and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He was a botany and plant pathology professor at Oklahoma State University for 30 years. His work included research on cotton diseases in Pakistan with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. He began his career with an educational gift of $90 from his father.

Always active in the LDS church, Brinkerhoff served as a branch president, counselor in bishopric, and as a high counselor. After his retirement, he served in LDS missions in San Antonio, Texas; Portland, Ore.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1990, he moved to Orem, Utah, where he resided until his death.

Brinkerhoff is survived by his wife Laurice Brinkerhoff, Orem, Utah; two children, James Brinkerhoff and wife Nancy, Houston, Texas; MaryAnne Veals and husband Robert, Murrieta, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The family suggests donations to the Perpetual Education Fund or the General Missionary Fund of the LDS Church, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake, City, Utah, 84150. 
 

JoAn Marie Robey

JoAn Marie Robey, 72, of Perkins died in Edmond Thursday, May 3, 2001. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Friends Chapel, Merl Kinser, pastor, officiating.
The Eulogy will be given by Sam Howry. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
She was born April 18, 1929, in Oklahoma City to John and Ruby (Colclazier) Holliday.
She graduated from Central High School on the UCO Campus in 1947 and attended the university for two years.
She married Bob Robey on May 6, 1948, at the Holliday Farm southeast of Edmond. The couple lived and worked in Oklahoma City for a few years before moving north of Edmond where they reared their children and raised horses.
In 1972 they moved to a farm west of Perkins where she lived for the rest of her life.
Robey was a member of Friends Chapel.
She was a Quarter Horse rancher, loan closer and retired from Heartland Federal in Stillwater.
She was a member of Pleasant Valley club, ABWA, Oklahoma and American Quarter Horse Associations.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Joe Bob, and an infant daughter, Robin Joan, in the early 1950s; her father in 1980, and a sister, Mary E. White in 1989.
Survivors include her husband; her mother; two sons, Bart Robey and his wife Tonya and Kent Robey; one daughter, Regina (Robey) McVey and her husband Tom; two grandchildren, granddaughter Traci Melton and husband Charles and their children Dayne and Breea; and grandson, Bart J. Robey of Oklahoma City;
Also, one brother, Johnnie Holliday and his wife Susan and one sister, Eressia Jackson and her husband Jim; and a host of Robey and Holliday nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends’ children, Sam, John David and Deb Howry.
Pallbearers are Kent Robey, Jim Jackson, Samy Howry, Carl Wampler, Ivan Newby and James Franklin.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Affiliate, 3545 NW 58th Street, No. 400C, Oklahoma City 73112.
 

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Pierce McClellan, Sr.

Pierce Leonard McClellan Sr., 69, of Perkins, died at his Lincoln County residence Thursday, May 3, 2001.
Services will at Bah-Kho-Je-Chena Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Wall will officiate. Tribal customs will be conducted by Randy Whitehorn.
Burial will be at Kent Family Cemetery in Perkins under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Tribal services were held Friday and will be held again Saturday at 7 p.m.
McClellan was born on the Kent homestead on the Lincoln County line at the home of his grandparents, Frank and Emma NawayNeway Kent, on July 27, 1931, to Ernest and Bessie M. NawayNeway (Kent) McClellan. His father was a full blood Sac-Fox Indian and his mother was a full blood Iowa Indian.
As a young man, McClellan was a rodeo cowboy and had lived in Oklahoma City and Guthrie. He was considered a lifelong resident of the Perkins area.
In 1951, he married Emily Derion in Chandler. She died in January 1987.
McClellan, a truck driver and mechanic, was a member of the Baptist Church.
He belonged to the Rodeo Cowboy’s Association and the International Rodeo Association.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife; one son, Pierce McClellan Jr., and one daughter, Mary L. McClellan.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald D. McClellan, Sr. of Marysville, Wash., and Ken McClellan of Perkins; three daughters, Valerie Hudson, Patty McClellan and Carole Hayes, all of Marysville, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phoebe M. McClellan O’Dell of Perkins.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at STRODEFH@AOL.com.
 

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James Otis Sams

James Otis Sams, 56, Cushing, died on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Park Place Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Black will preside. Interment will follow at the Harrell Cemetery, east of Cushing. Funeral services are under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home.
Sams was born on March 19, 1945 in Cushing to Seth and Maybelle (Thompson) Sams. He received his early education in Cushing. He was married to Roberta McNeal in Cushing, where they made their home. He loved to coon hunt.
He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Charles, Kenny, Dallas, Glen and Dennis Sams; two sisters, Armolee Sams and Sandra Turner; and by one granddaughter, Sethlen Sams.
Sams is survived by his wife Roberta of the home; one son, Tim Sams, Colo.; two daughters, Lorena Creasey and Elizabeth Sams, Cushing; two brothers Bobby Sams, Stillwater and Bill Sams, Cushing; four sisters, Thelma Thompson, Cushing, Beverly Sprauge, Cushing, Phyllis McMillian, Cushing, and Linda Wright, Olive; and seven grandchildren.
 

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Benjamin Ray Foulks

Benjamin Ray “Ben” Foulks, 86, died Friday, May 4, 2001 in Stillwater.
Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Forrest Cemetery near Chandler. The Rev. Jim Blair will officiate. Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler is directing the arrangements.
He was born in Poteau on Jan. 2, 1915, to Charles and Lillie Belle (Southern) Foulks. He married Lenore C. Smith in 1953 in San Francisco, Calif.
He lived in the Chandler/Meeker area for many years before he moved to Perkins. He was a welder and fitter. 
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, three sons, two sisters and one brother.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanetta Pressley and her husband C.D. of Perkins; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. 

Juanita Probasco

Longtime Cushing resident Juanita Viola Probasco, 76, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Oklahoma City.
Services, with Dr. Lonny Lee, pastor, presiding will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cushing.
Mrs. Christi Hickman, pianist, will provide the prelude and postlude and will accompany soloist Diana Sue Young as she sings “The Twenty-Third Psalm,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” and “Amazing Grace.”
Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m., Monday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
She was born in Stroud on June 8, 1924, to Sim Peyton and Ruby Laughlin Peyton. 
She was educated in Stroud and graduated from Stroud High School.
She married George Probasco in 1946.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Pam Christ of Wewoka, Sharon Peery of Cushing and Chrystal Little of Granby, Colo.; a sister, Leta McLemore and her husband Jim, of Monroe, La.; a brother, Dr. Marvin Peyton and his wife Sandra, of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Travis Peery and his wife Christina, Clint Peery, Ryan Christ, Blake Christ, Autumn Little and McKayla Little; one aunt, Wynona Hayward and her late husband, Orville Hayward of Ottawa, Kan.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Travis Peery, Michael Clint Peery, Ryan Christ, Blake Christ, Brent McLemore and Mike Peery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. 
 

Georgia Pittser
Georgia Helen Pittser, 71, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at her Cushing home. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing. 

Palmer Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Oilton July 8, 1929, to George and Eva (Tinnie) Cunningham.

She was married to Cleo Russell Pittser.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son, Russell Franklin Pittser and a grandson, Shelby Wayne Helvy. 

Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Helvy of Cushing: four grandchildren, Charley Elbert Helvy III, Clayton Dewayne Helvy, Latricia Ann Helvy and Tessica Lynn Derr. 
 

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Ray Grindstaff
Ray Gordon Grindstaff, 93, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Tulsa. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at South Glencoe Cemetery in Glencoe. 

Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel in Tulsa is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Glencoe June 17, 1907, to Jacob and Mattie Malloy Grindstaff.

He moved to Bartlesville in 1931 and 1938 started Grindstaff furniture. He closed the furniture store in 1957.

Before owning the furniture store he was employed by Montgomery Ward, was a real estate broker and although he never practiced law had passed the Oklahoma Bar Examination.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ellen. 

Survivors include his sons, Gordon Grindstaff of Bartlesville and Boyd Grindstaff of Grove; a daughter Bartiece Armstrong of Tulsa; and 10 grandchildren. 
 

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Johnny Moery
Johnny Lee Moery, 58, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in Houston, Texas. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 2 at the First Christian Church. Rev. Mickey Moery officiated. Interment was in Hennessey Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. 

Moery was born Jan. 24, 1943, in Granite to Otto and Jean Moery. He moved with his family to Hennessey in 1945 where he graduated from Hennessey High School. He also attended the University of Oklahoma then returned to work with his father in the construction business. He was a member of First Christian Church and was also a civic and volunteer leader, serving on the City Council. His passion was working with youth baseball. He coached Little League and American Legion teams for more than 15 years. Later, Moery lived in Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston serving as president of the surveying equipment firm of Moery Ltd.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Moery is survived by his wife, Cindy, of the home; sons, J.P. and wife Diane and granddaughter Grace, Alexandria, Va.; Chris and wife, Jill, and grandchildren Clay Ryan and Maggie, Hennessey; stepdaughter Patricia Lynn McGill and stepson Patrick Michael McGill, both of Houston, Texas; mother Jean Jones and stepfather Marvin Jones, Hennessey; brothers Jack Moery, Hennessey; Charley Moery, Piedmont; and Mickey Moery, Ames; former wife Beverly Moery, Kingfisher; as well as 13 nephews and nieces; stepbrothers David and Doyle Jones, Hennessey and stepsister Donnis Moore, Denver, Colo.

Pallbearers for the funeral service included Jim Moery, Jason Moery, Nicholas Moery, Jerry Jones, Art Davis and Silas White. Honorary pallbearers included Derek Moery, Ralph Choate, Fred White, Rodney Crosswhite, Larry Craun, Gary Pittenger and Tim Kerr.

In lieu flowers, the family asks that donations or memorials be made in care of the funeral home to the Johnny Moery Youth Baseball fund to help benefit the youth baseball leagues of Hennessey.
 

William Hart
William Stafford Hart services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Agra. Interment will follow in Osage Cemetery. 
Hart was born in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 19, 1931, to Cleo J. and Mary L. Hart.

They moved to Agra where he graduated from Agra High School in 1949. He served in the Army occupation forces in Germany. He completed his formal education at Central State University and Oklahoma State University and received his degree in accounting.

He is survived by his sisters Clara Ann Jones and her husband Richard L. of Morrison, Colo. and La Verna L. Cobb and her husband Jim of Oklahoma City; an aunt, Jessie Taylor of Woodburn, Ore.; one uncle Henry Heer and his wife Ruby of Montrose, Colo.; four nephews and three nieces.

Donations may be made to the Agra School Scholarship Fund.
 

Eldon Sisney
Eldon Ernest “Ernie” Sisney, 79, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Cushing Regional Hospital. 
Services, with Paul Anderson presiding, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Strode Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Glenpool March 4, 1922, to John Wesley and Dicie Rae (Reed) Sisney.

He married Peggy Garton Nov. 22, 1949, in Tulsa.

His family moved to Stillwater when Ernie was very young and he attended Stillwater schools. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1939.

After graduation, he attended college and was drafted in 1943. During the war, he flew a B-17 Bomber with the Eighth Air Force, 391st Bomb Squadron in England. He earned the rank of 1st Lt. , Army Air Corps. After the war, he was a flight instructor at West Point,

After he was discharged, he returned to Oklahoma A and M College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in 1951.

After he graduated, he went to work for the Game and Fish Department.

He then worked for Eaton Laboratories as a pharmaceutical detailer.

He later worked for John Deere Chemical before going into the oil field business. He owned C and C Tank Truck in Garber until his retirement..

Sisney was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and feeding the birds. He also enjoyed bowling and being with family and friends.

He was a Christian who loved his Lord.

He was a member of the 34 Bomb Group H Association.

He was predeceased by his parents.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Georgia Sisney of Burnet, Texas, and Linda Turner and her husband Steve of Yale; two brothers, E. R. Sisney of Tulsa, and Bob Sisney and his wife Helen of Arizona; and one sister, Lena Sisney of Stillwater.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3545 NW 58th, 400C, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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Terry Catlett
Terry LaVon Catlett, 44, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at her residence. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Strode Chapel with Pastor Larry Eslinger officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Dec. 30, 1956, in Stillwater to Albert and Doris (White) Sylvester. She attended and graduated from high school in Woodbridge, Va. She married Vernon Moneymaker and moved to Oklahoma. They later divorced.

She married Art Catlett and later divorced.

She attended Tonkawa Junior College in the 80’s and earned an associate degree in business. She later worked as a secretary at Oklahoma State University in the USDA offices. She retired early due to a physical disability. She enjoyed working with ceramics.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Survivors include: her father of Woodbridge, Va.; one son, Corey Vernon Moneymaker and his wife Angyl of Stillwater; three grandchildren, Gabryel Moneymaker of Stillwater, Tessla Brook Barnett of Stillwater and Seth Daniel Flack of Stillwater and one sister, Dawn Price of Woodbridge, Va. 

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Lena Jackman
Lena Jackman, 89, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Durant. 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Wapanucka and under the direction of Watts Funeral Home of Tishomingo. 

Jackman was born April 21, 1912, in Stonewall, Texas. She was a cook at Wapanucka Schools.

She is survived by three sons, Houston Jackman, Grove; Burl Jackman, Atoka; and Ronald Jackman, Union City; and six daughters, Billie Parker, Grove; Lovonia Short, Claremore; Carolyn Couch, Stillwater; Diane Perrymore, Moore; Joyce Adams, Milburn; and Johnnie Gail Knight, Atoka.


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