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Allie Gardner Jones
Homemaker Allie Gardner Jones of Shawnee died Wednesday at the age of 97.
Jones was born Dec. 7, 1899, in Neosho County, Kan., the son of Bluford James and Valariah (Cuzzins) Gardner. 
In 1920, she married Leonard Archer. She later married William Arthur Jones in McLoud in September 1993.
As the last surviving child of a Civil War soldier, she was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans and the Bible Temple Pentecostal Church. 
Survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, Johnny and Shirley Archer of McLoud, Carl Jones and Bill Jones, both of Cromwell; five daughters and two sons-in-law, Mazie Ewing and Lorene Honeywell, both of Shawnee, Nellie Smith of Oklahoma City, Rebecca and Tom Hauser of Waurika, Alta Faye and Leroy Thrower of Snyder, Texas; one stepson, Tom Jones of Shawnee; three stepdaughters, Helen Wilson and Esther Williams, both of Shawnee, and Marion Knight of Indianapolis, Ind.; 29 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, William Arthur Jones; three brothers, three sisters, and three stepdaughters.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Bible Temple Church with the Rev. Guy Cagle officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in McLoud under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 1, 1997)

Willard George Muncy
U.S. Army veteran Willard George Muncy of Shawnee died Monday at the age of 87.
Muncy was born Nov. 9, 1909, in Bowie, Texas. A World War II veteran, he served under General Douglas MacArthur during the liberation of the Philippine Islands. 
He had lived in Shawnee since 1963 and was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include four sons, Clifford Muncy of Tecumseh, Tommy Charles Muncy of Mississippi, Larry Willard Muncy of Shawnee, and Joe Paul Muncy of California; one daughter, Patsy LaDon Davis of San Jacinto, Calif.; and several grandchildren, including Charles Clifford Muncy of Fort Lewis, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.
Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. today at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. J.C. Farrand officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 1, 1997)

Dean Lee Taylor
Former Shawnee area resident Dean Lee Taylor died Thursday at his home in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 48.
He was born in Clinton, the son of Annabelle Rae Taylor and Daryl Taylor.
He was a graduate of Shawnee High School, Oklahoma State University, and Stanford University, where he received his Ph. D. 
He joined the faculty of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University in New York in 1976.
He served as associate director of Sibley School from 1991 to 1996. 
He was director of the College Computer Aided Design Instruction Facility from 1984 to 1986.
He was a researcher and educator in system dynamics, computer-aided design, design theory, micromechanical machines and concurrent engineering. Most recently he was a consultant and research partner for the Xerox Corporation through the Design Research Institute at Cornell.
He developed laboratories for research and education. The Integrated Mechanical Analysis Project Laboratory, and its successor, the Biomechanics Computing Laboratory, are used for the analysis and design of orthopaedic implants.
He received a College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching award in 1989. His textbook, "Computer-Aided Design," presented a new approach to using the computer for design and analysis.
He recently contributed to the continuing education of industrial executives through short courses taught in the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He was also active in Realization Consortium, a national engineering educational effort, and the Cornell Manufacturing Enterprise.
He was a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society.
He was a member of the Ithaca Yacht Club, their J24 Fleet. He was a member of the Bethel Grove Bible Church in Ithaca, N.Y. 
Survivors include his mother of Oklahoma City; his wife and daughter, Kathleen and Lauren Taylor, of the home; his brother, Ralph Taylor; his sister, Jean Simpson; and his maternal grandmother, Martha Rowland, all of Clinton. 
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be made to WSKG Public Television and Radio, P.O. Box 3000, Binghamton, N.Y. 13902.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Bethel Grove Bible Church in Ithaca, N.Y. with Chuck Tompkins officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bangs Funeral Home in Ithaca, N.Y. 
(Published Aug. 2, 1997)

Larry Robert Baggs
Seminole resident Larry Robert Baggs died Thursday at his home. He was 53.
He was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Shattuck, the son of Genevieve Doris Rexroad and the late Lewis Nelson Baggs.
Baggs moved to Seminole two years ago from Oklahoma City.
He worked for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for 27 years.
Survivors include his mother, Genevieve Rexroad of Shawnee; companion, Charla Byrd of the home; three daughters, Shala Putman of Moore, Jacci Denney of Guthrie, and Gina Sheehy of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Myrna Nelson of McLoud, and Vicky Downey of Woodward; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. 
(Published Aug. 2, 1997)

Edith L. Walker Brown
Shawnee resident Edith L. Walker Brown died Thursday at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was 74.
She was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Shawnee, the daughter of Ben and Dora (Benson) Walker.
She attended Dale High School, and lived in the Shawnee area most of her life.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Sanchez of Oklahoma City, Connie Lee Brown of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Walker of Shawnee; and several nieces and nephews.
Tribal rites will be Saturday evening at the Nancy Walker home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Sunday at Wakolee Cemetery in Shawnee with the Rev. Richard Nullake officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 2, 1997)

Edna L. Reasor
Former Shawnee resident Edna L. Reasor died Wednesday in Wichita, Kan. She was 103.
She was born, Feb. 23, 1894, in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Marie (Weis) Ladenberger.
She was raised in Great Bend, Kan. and Hoisington, Kan.
She married Christopher Drake "C.D." Reasor on Sept. 23, 1933, in Oklahoma City.
During the war years, she served as a Red Cross instructor in Hoisington. She was a member of Riverside Christian Church in Wichita as well as PEO-EI Chapter of Wichita. and Order of the Eastern Star, Cypress Chapter No. 255, Harper, Kan.
Survivors include one brother, Carl Ladenberger of Calabassis, Calif.; a nephew, Harold Harrison of Beaumont, Calif.; and nieces, Sandra Lehning of Wichita, Kan., Aldean Cates of Great Bend, Kan., and Virginia Morrison of Santa Anna, Calif.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 2, 1997)

Carolann Speers
Shawnee resident Carolann Speers died Friday at a local hospital. She was 43.
Born Aug. 8, 1953, in Shawnee, she was the daughter of Paul and Jessie "Millar" Koehler.
She married Richard Speers on Sept. 7, 1985, at St. Benedict Catholic Church.
She attended St. Benedict Grade School, graduated from Shawnee High School and earned a degree as a licensed practical nurse at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech School.
Mrs. Speers was employed at Shawnee Regional Hospital for 13 years.
She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Altar Society, the C.C.D. Staff, and she served as a district officer.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Speers; a son, Paul-Albert Speers; a daughter, Jessica Speers, all of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Trish Koehler; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and David Shatto; mother-in-law, Katherine Speers, all of Shawnee; nieces and nephews, Misty Brown, Jennifer and Michael Koehler, John and Leann Shatto, all of Shawnee; special friends, Jackie Gray of Pine Ridge, S.D., Cheryl Benton, Maurice and Mary Ellen Walsh, and Bernice Jones, all of Shawnee.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Shawnee, Cancer Research, or St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Benedict.
A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Monday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Father Lawrence Stasyszen, OSB, and Father Charles Massoth, OSB, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 3, 1997)

Ida Kathirne Brooks
Tecumseh resident Ida Kathirne Brooks died Saturday at the age of 88.
Mrs. Brooks was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Clay County, Mo., the daughter of Samuel Jacob and Mary Ethel (Brown) Offoot. She worked as a cook at New Hope School, Sunset Estates Nursing Home and retired from COJAC in 1972. 
She was also a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Tecumseh. On Sept. 13, 1923, she married Jewell Brooks in Excelsior Springs, Mo. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Floyd DeWeber of Tecumseh; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Maxine Brooks of Tecumseh, Willie G. and Bea Brooks of Bethel Acres, and Lonnie L. and Lana Brooks of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; son, Wilbert R. Brooks; daughter, Donna Marie Brooks; and a brother, Harry Offoot.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roger Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 3, 1997)

Hazel Whiteside
Shawnee resident Hazel Whiteside died Thursday at the age of 87.
Mrs. Whiteside was born July 26, 1910, in Leadhill, Ark. She lived in McLoud for 47 years before moving to Shawnee two years ago. On June 14, 1929, she married P.K. Whiteside in Arkansas.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of McLoud and did volunteer work at the Senior Citizens Center in McLoud.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dollie and Mack Gellen of Harrison, Ark., Edith Riggs of Cowiche, Wash., Sarah and Nick Andres of Calapati, Calif., and Clair and Paul Bristow of Shawnee; 39 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, C.A. Kissee, Coy Kissee and Archie Kissee all of Orville, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; two sons, Raymond and Batie Whiteside; two daughters, Lucille Holmes and Jewell Dean Sailor; one stepson, Keith Whiteside; two granddaughters; and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of McLoud.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in McLoud with the Rev. Dan Weaver officiating and Rev. Bill Derrick assisting. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 3, 1997)

David C. Carruth
Owner of oil field service and production companies David C. "Dave" Carruth of Seminole died Friday in Russellville, Ark.
Carruth was born March 8, 1914, in Wayne, the son of George Younger and Ethyl (Claxton) Carruth.
A cattle rancher, he married Elsie Owens on Feb. 16, 1935, in Pauls Valley.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole and a member of Mason and Elks Lodges.
Survivors include his two sons, Phil and Craig Carruth, both of Russellville, Ark.; two daughters, Davene Shipman of Seminole and Diane Knox of Oakton, Va.; grandchildren, Phil Carruth Jr. of Fayetteville, Ark., Doug Shipman of Seminole, Brian Knox of Washington, D.C., Jim Carruth of Little Rock, Ark., David, Amanda and Courtney Carruth, all of Russellville, Ark., Lana Adkins of Russellville, Ark., Susan Knox of Denver, Colo., Lisa Carruth of Russellville, Ark., and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding his in death were his parents; wife; one sister; and one grandson, David Shipman.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Gallaher officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 3, 1997)

Troy Phillips
Shawnee resident Troy Phillips died Saturday at his home. He was 95.
Phillips was born Sept. 5, 1901, in Jasper, Ark., to John and Mariah (Self) Phillips. He attended school in Jasper, Ark., and served in the U.S. Army.
He married Vera McFerrin in Arkansas.
Phillips owned several grocery stores. He served as under sheriff, and was serving as jailer when he retired.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Jasper, Ark., Order of Odd Fellows, Shawnee, and Sheriff and Peace Officers Association of Oklahoma.
Survivors include a son, Franklin D. Phillips of Shawnee; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia (Marshall) and Opa Boyd of Shawnee; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Alta Gorden and Leveda Hutchens, both of Jasper, Ark., and Vineta Welch of Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Phillips; his parents; one son, William "Bill" Phillips; his stepmother, Cora Phillips; and five brothers and sisters.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Williams officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. 
(Published Aug. 5, 1997)

Gladys Deltha Williams
Shawnee resident Gladys Deltha Williams died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was 90.
Williams was born Sept. 23, 1906, in Centeridge, Ark., to Joseph and Rebecca (Vaughn) Williams. She attended school at Fox, Ark.
She married George Williams Sept. 29, 1945, in Oklahoma City.
She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God and was a homemaker. 
Survivors include a son, Audie Hinesley of Hartford, Ala.; three grandsons, two granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren; nephews and their wives, Odie and Alice Hinesley of Muskogee and Henry and Velma Williams of Carthage, Mo.; a niece, Marcella Hinesley of Shawnee; and several nieces and nephews from Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Williams, on Dec. 26, 1971; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Tecumseh Cemetery with Pastor Ellis Gregg officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 5, 1997)

Ethel King
Shawnee resident Ethel King died Monday at the age of 93.
She was born Dec. 23, 1903, in Indiaola, Indian Territory, to William and Lizzie (Gestes) Bland.
King attended Liberty Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Bob Chambers of Midwest City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Onis and Ann King of Keanie, Alaska, and Kenny and Reba King of Shawnee; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis King; one son, Max L. King; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Little Cemetery with Bill Matthews officiating, assisted by Phil Thompson. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 5, 1997)

Clyde Edwin Fowler
Lifelong Meeker area resident Clyde Edwin Fowler died Sunday in Meeker at the age of 91.
Fowler was born Feb. 24, 1906, in Belmont, Okla., to Edwin and Laura (Gilpin) Fowler. 
He married Lois May Wallace Nov. 3, 1934.
Fowler was a member of the First Christian Church in Meeker and was a farmer all his life.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Evelyn Fowler of Meeker; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Louise and Glendon McCarter, June Fowler, and Nancy and Warren Ford, all of Meeker; one sister, Louella Brown of Prague; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois May, on Sept. 27, 1990; his parents; five brothers, Walter, Roy, Elvis, Theodore and Orvel; and three sisters, May Seaton, Faye Guinn and Opal Dawkins.
Visitation will be 8 a.m. Wednesday at Parks Brothers Chapel in Meeker.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Meeker with the Rev. Glen Walters and the Rev. Don Campo officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.
(Published Aug. 5, 1997)

Hobert L. Davis
Okfuskee County resident Hobert Lee Davis died Sunday in Tulsa at the age of 79.
Davis was born Jan. 13, 1918, in Heavener, to John and Ruth (Kimbro) Davis. He was a resident of Okfuskee County, moving from California in 1984.
He married Edith Martin July 29, 1939, in Okemah. 
Davis was a member of the Church of Christ in Okemah, where he served as an elder. He also served as president of Morse Cemetery. He worked in heavy equipment.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Edith Davis, of Okemah; one son and daughter-in-law, Martin Keith and Terry Davis of Houston, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna J. and Roy Cunniff of Las Cruces, N.M.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Jerri Davis of Rogers, Ark., and Dennis and Lilly Jo Davis of Roseville, Calif.; four sisters, Elsie Payne, Ima Adams and Nila Ray Vitosky, all of Okemah, and Almina Branscum of Mountain View, Ark.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Linda Davis.
Memorials may be made to the Westville Boys Home or the Turley Children's Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Okemah with Roger Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Morse Cemetery in Okfuskee County under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah. 
(Published Aug. 5, 1997)

Irvin Conover Page
Irvin Conover Page died Saturday in Shawnee at the age of 79.
Page was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Crabtree, Ark., to Floyd and Ruthie (Denny) Page.
He married Eva Loydale Gravitt June 11, 1938, in Earlsboro.
Page was a resident of the Prague and Shawnee areas most of his life, and he was a farmer. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee. 
Survivors include his wife, Loydale Page of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Carol Ann Page of Broken Arrow and Jack and Patty Page of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Larry Mahorich of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Arvel and Dorothy Page of Midwest City, and Dexter Page of Prague; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Olgie Fawcett and Lucille and Marvin Good, all of Prague; two sisters-in-law, Lowsie Page and Ruby Page, both of Prague; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sara Lavina Page; one sister, Viona Chapman; and three brothers, Curtis Page, Rufus Page and Vester Page.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Bob Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Prague Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 5, 1997)

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