Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Audrey Gibble
Audrey Margaret Gibble, 90, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Cushing Regional Hospital. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church with Rev. Milo Steffen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. 

She was born Feb. 13, 1911, in Creek County near Depew to Robert O. and Rosetta (Sutton) Johnson. She graduated from Pawnee High School.

She married Earl Gibble in December 1929 in Lela. She lived in Morrison and Coyle before moving to Cushing in 1943.

She was a homemaker and partner in her husband’s wholesale gasoline business.

She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church. She also belonged to the Garden Club and a sewing club.

She enjoyed doing crewel and embroidery work. She was known for providing the Easter Egg hunt and the free movie and candy at Christmas for area children. She loved caring for horses as well.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Eldon Gibble; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Whalen of Cushing and Earlene Lewis of Stillwater; six grandchildren, Jeff Gaunt, Clifford Gaunt, Earl Brady Gaunt, Mimme Childs, Douglas Earl Acklin and Lorie Noonan; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family will greet friends in the Memorial Chapel of Davis Funeral Home Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund in her memory. 
 

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Frank Cundiff
Frank S. Cundiff, 82, Perkins, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Stillwater Medical Center. 

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Strode Chapel. Stanley Buckmaster and Larry Eslinger will officiate. 

Interment will be at Oak Grove in Coyle. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Cundiff was born July 23, 1918, in Perkins to Vivian and Pearl (Rice) Cundiff. He married his second wife Beulah Turner, Jan 25, 1959, in Chandler. They later divorced.

He attended IXL Grade School. He attended Perkins High School where he played football.

He graduated in 1937. Cundiff lived in Kansas for sometime, where he received many awards for boxing in the Golden Gloves for the Missouri Valley Conference and worked at a filling station to support himself.

He also lived in California where he worked as a foreman for a Commercial Diary. Cundiff was drafted March 12, 1941.

He served in World War II in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign and fought at Normandy Beach and in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a silver star.

He was honorably discharged Nov. 11, 1945, with the rank of Staff Sergeant, after which he returned to California.

In California, he married his first wife, Eva Astor and worked as a tile setter and a a foreman in a furniture upholstery shop.

After his divorce, he moved back to Perkins where he farmed and drove a grader for the county. He then went to work for Delbert Butler as a bulldozer operator.

He married his second wife in 1959 and went to work as a deputy in the Payne County Sheriff’s office.

He was later promoted to Under sheriff and was the finger print expert, trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

He was appointed Postmaster of the Perkins Post Office in 1965 and retired from that position in 1982.

Later, he took a job at Oberlin Color Press as a guard. He loved to read, garden and was a big fan of his grandchildren.

Cundiff was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the American Legion.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Pearl (Rice) Cundiff; four brothers and an infant sister.

Cundiff is survived by two sons, Troy Cundiff and wife Robin, Perkins; Todd Cundiff and wife Kimberly, Stillwater; daughter, Tracy Prigmore, Perkins; three stepsons, Clifford Johnson, Perkins; Mike Johnson, Tryon; Larry Johnson, Tryon; two stepdaughters, Tina Lynsky, Perkins; Irma Redus, Stillwater; seven grandchildren, seventeen step grandchildren, and 12 step great grandchildren and brother Jack Cundiff, Perkins. 

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Saundra Bond
Tryon resident Saundra Kay Bond, 59, died Monday, May 14, 2001, in Tryon. 

Services with Brother Jack Fick Jr. and Brother Randall Wright presiding will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Parkland Church of the Firstborn. Interment will follow at Parkland Cemetery. 

Friends may sign the guest register each evening until 5 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home in Cushing. The casket will not be opened.

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

She was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Oklahoma City and was reared by her grandmother Emma Wright.

She attended schools in Oklahoma City and Agra and was a reservations agent for Southwest Airlines..

She was a member of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn.

She was predeceased by one son, Sean Patrick Bond; a granddaughter, Kaylee Sarai Morris; and a great-grandchild, Sara Jessica Godwin.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Bond of Agra and Christopher Bond of Hobbs, N.M.; two daughters, Angelia Herrmann of Cortez, Colo. and Emalee Morris of Delta, Colo.; three brothers, Danny Martinez and Charles Martinez, both of Texas and Cleo Martinez of Oklahoma City; a sister, Darlene Herrmann of Agra; and 15 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Travis Herrmann, Kevin Herrmann, Michael Herrmann, Fred Richard Thompson, Ada Herrman and Joshua Bond. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Greenfield and Jason Sweet.

Pauline Winter
Pauline Winter, 66, retired associate professor of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Science at Oklahoma State University, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at her home in Stillwater. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Strode Funeral Chapel. Rev. Rusty Stowe, Exchange Avenue Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, will officiate. Interment will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City. 

Winter was born April 23, 1935, in Vardeman, Miss. In 1957, she earned her undergraduate degree in recreation and sociology from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. In 1960, she received her Masters of Arts degree from Texas Woman’s University with a major in health, physical education and recreation.

After receiving her graduate degree, she accepted an assistant professorship with Kansas State College in Pittsburg, Kan., where she taught until coming to OSU in 1965. During her 32 year tenure in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Science, she developed a variety of courses, taught both graduate and undergraduate classes, served on numerous university and faculty committees and coached women’s intercollegiate softball, field hockey and swimming.

She served as chairman of the Department of Leisure Studies from 1976 to 1984. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, she was very active at the state and national levels in her professional organizations.

Winter has been recognized by her peers via numerous awards and honors, including the outstanding HPEL Faculty Award, Recreation Professional of the Year (OAHPERD), Distinguished Service Award (ORPS) and Fellow Award (Southwest Regional Council, NRPA). Her most recent honor was the “Pauline Winter Celebration Day” held Aug. 20, 2000, at the OSU Softball Complex.

Her absolute dedication to her students and her profession, her love of life, her deep affection for her family and her enduring friendship will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Walter and Hollie Mae; three brothers, Walt, Wendell and Robert; and two sisters, Mary Francis and Cleytus.

Winter is survived by her brother, Melvin Orlando Winter, Lexington; sister, Martha Samuels, Oklahoma City; and her godchildren, Shane and Shauna Summers. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Pauline Winter Scholarship Fund, OSU Foundation. 
 

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Marie Tyner
Marie (Harris) Tyner, 87, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Cushing Regional Hospital. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sac and Fox Tribal Cemetery, Stroud. Rev. Thomas Morris will preside. Visitation will be held at the Palmer Funeral Home in Cushing from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today. Services are under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home. 

Tyner was born Dec. 18, 1913, in Stroud to John and Grace Harris. She attended school in Pawnee at the Pawnee Indian School. She was married to Raymond R. Tyner in March 1930. To this union one son and five daughters were born. They made their home in and around Cushing. She was always a homemaker with many hobbies. She loved sewing, gardening, canning, baking, crocheting and she could never pass up a garage sale.

She and her husband were both active members of Veterans of Foreign War Post 1118 in Cushing. Tyner was a member of the Baptist Church.

She had lived at Stroud South Care Center for the past five years and recently moved to the Linwood Village in Cushing.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; two daughters, infant Tammy Tyner and Virginia Rae Cummins; and one son, Eugene Tyner. 

Tyner is survived by her three daughters, Connie Pennington, Cushing; Darlene Downing, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mary Lee Brown, Stroud; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 
 

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Wade Harris
Wade Andrew Harris, 84, Perkins, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center. 

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Stanley Buckmaster will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

Harris was born April 13, 1917, in Dalton, Ga., to Houston and Virginia (Camel) Harris. He married Retha Uthene Mercer Oct. 15, 1941, in Newkirk. Harris moved to Stillwater when he was four years old. He attended Stillwater Schools. He began working in restaurants while in school and worked his way up to chef, which he did until he retired in 1979. He entered the Army in 1942, serving until 1945. Harris liked music and playing dominoes. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one baby, one brother and three sisters.

Harris is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, Donald Harris, Perkins; Timothy Harris and wife Elizabeth, Virginia; David Harris, Buffalo; 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother, Randolf Harris and wife Mary Lou, Bakersfield, Calif.; and one sister, Mary Francis Peckham, Eufaula.

Pallbearers are Don Harris, Timothy Harris, David Harris, Andrew Harris, Joseph Harris and Devin Harris.

Memorials may be made to the Adventist Community Services, 3823 W. 19th Stillwater, 74074.
 

Joe Guess
Joe Francis Guess, 61, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at his residence in Estes Park, Colo. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakewood Nazarene Church, Lakewood, Colo. with the Rev. Harlan Moore officiating. Interment will be at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of Allnutt Funeral Service. 
He was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Chickasha to Joe D. and Mary (Thompson) Guess. He graduated from Bethany High School and received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Bethany Nazarene College. He earned a masters of science degree and a doctorate in philosophy from Oklahoma State University. 

He married Mary Posey Nov. 27, 1964, in Stillwater. He was a former resident of the Denver area, but resided in Estes Park since 1989.

He worked as a engineer at Sylvania Corp. in Boston, Mass., and was a professor at Trevecca Nazarene College. He also worked at Turner Microphone Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Johnson and Johnson Medical Systems and Bio Sounds in Englewood, Colo.

He founded Sonovolt Company, spending much of his time traveling to his clients, UltraSource Corp. in Tulsa and Applied Technology Labs in Bothell, Wash. He was a member of the Acoustical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

He loved being a father, grandfather and husband. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, hiking, singing and music.

He had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and attended Estes Park Wesleyan Church and Mountain View.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include: his father of Colcord; his wife of the home, two daughters, Mary Frances and her husband Wayde Sandell of Castle Rock, Colo. and Kathryn Janette Guess of Greenwood Village; two brothers, Jim Guess of Colcord and John Guess of Colcord and three grandchildren, Brittany, Joshua and Rebecca Sandell of Castle Rock, Colo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Project Cure, the American Brain Tumor Association or the National Brain Tumor Foundation, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. 
 

Carolyn Rowens Bridenstine 
Carolyn Rowans Bridenstine, 85, of Edina, Minn., died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Edina, Minn. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Friends Chapel Church. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coyle. Pastor Merl Kinser will officiate and Strode Funeral Home is directing the services. 

She was born near Haviland, Kan., March 14, 1916 to Henry E. and Edith Marie (Allen) Davis. She married Emmett Valdemar Bridenstine on August 21, 1938 in Haviland, Kan. He predeceased her on April 20, 2000. 

She attended Victory School near Haviland, Kan., and graduated from Haviland High School in 1934, where she was the salutatorian.

She graduated from Friends Bible College in 1936 and attended Ft. Hays State College where she earned a Teacher’s Certificate. She taught school at Lost Valley School, a one-room country school with eight grades in 1936 and taught at Victory School in 1937 until she married in 1938.

After her marriage, she lived and worked in Wichita, Kan. while her husband finished his degree at Friends University.

She assisted him in his ministry at Timbercreek Friends Church near Atlanta, Kan., from 1940-1943; Cold Springs Friends Church in Cold Springs from 1943-1950; and at Community Friends Church in Roosevelt from 1950-1960.

She was a pastor’s wife in Topeka, Kan., from 1960-1968 and in Great Bend, Kan., from 1968-1976.

They moved to the home place in Perkins when her husband retired from 1976-1978.

She became a pastor’s wife again from 1978-1980 when they pastored at Community Friends Church in Roosevelt; at Friends Chapel in Coyle from 1980-1984; and retired again from 1984-1989.

She moved with her husband to Wyandotte in 1989 where he served as interim director of the Friends Center and pastor of the Friends Church.

She assisted her husband in 45 years of active ministry.

Her hobbies included reading, sewing and painting.

She painted pictures of the Progress School as her husband painted the school itself.

She moved to Guthrie to Edina, Minn., last July to be near her family.

She was a member of Friends Chapel Church, Farm Club and WCTU-Missionary Society.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband and one brother.

She is survived by two sons, Stanley Bridenstine and his wife Pat of Riverside, Calif., Lester Bridenstine and his wife Elaine if Edina, Minn.; one sister, Delpha Clarkson, Pratt, Kan.; one brother, Justin Davis of Weatherford; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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