Miscellaneous Pottawattamie County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Lweda Joyce Eagleston
Lweda Joyce Eagleston of Tecumseh died Saturday in Shawnee. She was 66.
She was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Eldorado, Okla., to Jodie and Etta Cora (Moorehead) Robbins. She was reared in Reydon and lived for nearly 30 years in Amarillo, Texas, where she was supervisor of housekeeping at Northwest Texas Hospital for 17 years. Upon retirement, she returned to Oklahoma and had lived in Tecumseh since 1994.
Surviving are her son, Gary Eagleston, Shawnee; five daughters, Loretta Lyles, Red River, N.M.; Beth Wright, Seminole; Jackie Marley, Madera, Calif.; Mattie McSperritt, Etta Vawter, both of Tecumseh; brothers, Roy Robbins, Tecumseh; James Robbins, Dumas, Texas; Bill Robbins, Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Mildred Ballew, Ann Seba, both of Lubbock, Texas; Nona Miller, Snow Flake, Ariz., 12 grandchildren and many other relatives.
Preceding her in death were one son, Ivan Leroy Eagleston III, and her parents.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn C. Peck officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Memorials may be made in care of First United Bank, Tecumseh.
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Dovie L. Walker
Asher homemaker Dovie L. Walker died Sunday at the age of 72.
Mrs. Walker was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Old Fort, N.C., the daughter of Melvin and Edith Demm (Chawsawn) Lewis. Reared in North Carolina, where she married George William Walker, she later moved to Texas and finally Oklahoma.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Melvin and Katheryn Walker of Gainesville, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Leon Willoughby of Ada; brother, John Lewis of Ashville, N.C.; grandchildren, LeAnna Walker, Todd and Denita Walker, Darryl and Michelle Stevenson, Diana Kay, Andrea Dawn, David Walker and Melanie Walker; eight great-grandchildren; and several friends, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; and one son, Fred E. Walker.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tecumseh Cemetery with the Rev. Will Bentley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Bettie Lou Gibson
Shawnee nurse Bettie Lou Gibson died Sunday in a Norman hospital at the age of 66.
Mrs. Gibson was born May 11, 1931, in Okmulgee, the daughter of Walter Clark and Elmira Ann (Merckling) Ray. She attended schools in California and Tulsa but lived most of her life in this area. She lived in the Bethel Acres area for 30 years and married Billy Ray Gibson on June 3, 1949, in Sapulpa.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Gibson; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Norma and Tracy Green of McLoud, Peggy and Pete Davis of Shawnee, and Janice Jordan of Norman; six grandchildren, Amber Green of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Robert Green of the home, Billy Campbell of Shawnee, Michael Jordan of Norman, April and Tommy Jordan of Tecumseh; two sisters, Elizabeth McCaslan of Tulsa, and Marjorie Todd of California; brother, Othie Ray of Oklahoma, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one granddaughter, Mary Ann Green.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen White officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Ishmael R. Tiger
Seminole resident Ishmael R. Tiger died Sunday in Shawnee at the age of 84.
Tiger was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Seminole, the son of George Wesley and Lowilla (Spencer) Tiger. On June 23, 1950, he married Gyneva (Stubbs) Tiger in Little Rock, Ark. 
After working at the Little Rock Gazette and The Shawnee News-Star, he retired May 9, 1972. He also served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Cheyarha Indian Presbyterian Church east of Seminole.
Survivors include one daughter, Kaye Payne of Oklahoma City; one sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Robert Pulliam of Seminole; four half sisters, Senora, Clara, Nancy and Leafa, all of Seminole; three grandchildren, Tiffany Goforth, Kerry Magerus, and Jennifer Gray; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; one sister, Beatrice Pulliam; three brothers, Anderson Tiger, Edmund Tiger and Webster Tiger.
A traditional Native American wake service was held Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with the Rev. John Lively officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Milton Forrest Vaughan
Busy B Cafe owner and operator Milton Forrest Vaughan died Saturday at the age of 82.
Vaughan was born May 1, 1915, in the Wellston area, the son of A.J. and Nora Elizabeth (Bean) Vaughan. At one time a farmer, he later worked for the Crain Chemical Co., the Prague school system as a custodian and bus driver, and drove a gasoline truck for Cleo Davis. 
He was a member of the View of the Cross Free Will Baptist Church and married Edith Lucille Fisher April 8, 1939. 
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Jan Vaughan of Cleveland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melva and Paul Payne of Bixby, and Teresa and Robert Dawkins of Coweta; three sisters, Almeda Edwards Medford of Oregon, Norma Janota of Oklahoma City, and Jean Kimmell of Woodward; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, parents, one brother and four sisters.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Bob Duncan and the Rev. Carl Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the Rossville Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Bessie Beatrice Howard
Lifelong Stroud resident Bessie Beatrice Howard, 93, died Sunday .
She was born Aug. 20, 1903, in Stroud, the daughter of James S. and Rose Ella (Corbin) Hulsey. She married Robert Oliver Howard in Stroud on Oct. 22, 1924. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Stroud.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Charlotta Howard, Anaheim, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Charles Wise, Los Gatos, Calif.; June and Clyde Mathieson, Paradise, Calif.; Calma Alves, Grass Valley, Calif.; Marge and Guy Celli, Stroud; Roberta and Doug Pisarek, Las Vegas, Nev.; 32 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Preceding her in death were her husband in 1962, her parents, two sons, four daughters, one sister and six grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Stroud, with the Rev. Burl Mackey officiating. Burial will be in Stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Stroud. 
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Kenneth Wilkinson
Electrician Kenneth Wilkinson of Shawnee died Friday at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was 74.
Wilkinson was born April 15, 1923, in Oklahoma City, the son of Kenneth and Alice Wilkinson. He married Kay Wilkinson, and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was on the board of directors at Referral Center in Oklahoma City and an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Wilkinson of Shawnee; one son; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family has designated the Referral Center, 1215 N.W. 15th Oklahoma City, 73106, as appropriate for memorials.
Private services were held Sunday.
(Published Aug. 12, 1997)

Ernest Monroe Sweeney
Ernest Monroe Sweeney, Dyer, Ark., died Monday at his residence at the age of 82.
Sweeney had lived in Oklahoma City since the 1940s and was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Florence of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Janell Sweeney of Shawnee and Marshall Sweeney of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Doris Mathis of Oklahoma City and Martha Teague of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Southwest Church of Christ in Oklahoma City with Lewis Hale officiating, under the direction of Vondell-Smith Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Oklahoma City and the Southwest Church Meals-On-Wheels.
(Published Aug. 13, 1997)

Roger Milton Sallee
Shawnee resident Roger Milton Sallee died Friday at his home. He was 40.
Sallee was born Dec. 8, 1956, in Orange, Calif., to Kenneth Hugh Sallee and Edna Nadine (Rogers) Smithson. He lived in Seminole for several years before moving to Shawnee in 1993. 
Survivors include his father, Kenneth Hugh Sallee of Eureka, Calif.; a companion, Estelena Little Charley of Shawnee; a daughter, Melanie Rachele Sallee of Shawnee; two brothers, David Sallee of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Kenny Sallee of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Lovina Morgan of Seminole and Marilyn Sallee of Citrus Heights, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Nadine Smithson, in 1993.
Private services were held at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. 
(Published Aug. 13, 1997)

Robbie L. Mason
Tecumseh homemaker Robbie L. Mason died July 25 at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital. She was 88.
Mrs. Mason was born Feb. 6, 1909, in Sayre, to Carl C. and Martha E. Veach. She had lived in Tecumseh the past 10 years.
She married Elmer M. Mason on April 15, 1927, in Norman. 
Survivors include Jack E. Mason of Kansas City, Mo., Robert W. Mason of Mesquite, Texas; a sister, Monty Lord of Maud; four grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held July 29 at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Hinton-Gibson Funeral Home in Raytown, Mo. 
(Published Aug. 13, 1997)

Pauline (Wiggins) Bryant
Paden homemaker Pauline (Wiggins) Bryant died Tuesday in Oklahoma City at the age of 84.
Mrs. Bryant was born Aug. 6, 1913, in Dardanelle, Ark., to Jasper Jack David and Ivadell (Faulkinbury) Wiggins. She married Luther Bryant on Sept. 7, 1929, in Oklahoma City.
She lived most of her life in the Paden area. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Paden. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Rosetta Bryant and Floyd and Faye Bryant, all of Paden; three daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita Adams, Maj. Glen Davis, Ret., and Ruby and Charles Adams, all of Paden, Maxine and Merlin Vincent of Moore; 15 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Bryant, on Sept. 16, 1991; her parents; one daughter, Dorothy Davis, on Dec. 5, 1995; eight brothers, Jack Wiggins, Cass Wiggins, Earnest Wiggins, Dennis Wiggins, Lotas Wiggins, Pete Wiggins, Dewey Wiggins and Woodrow Wiggins; one granddaughter, Linda Kay (Vincent) Douglas; and one son-in-law, Casey Adams.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Paul Heard and the Rev. LeRoy Young officiating. Burial will be at the Paden Cemetery. 
(Published Aug. 13, 1997)

Ronald K. Prince
Ronald K. Prince of Anadarko died Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 50.
He was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Anadarko to Ben and Aline (Taylor) Davis. He attended Anadarko High School and retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He was employed as a computer technician at Telos Corporation in St. Louis, Mo.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Norma and L.J. Taylor, Anadarko; Jim and Nita Prince, Beverly and Larry Wilkins, Chuck Davis, all of Shawnee; Becky and John Stotts, Hydro; Robbie Davis, Salt Lake City, Utah, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Shirley Alkire.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating. The casket will be open until 10:30 a.m. and not opened at the service. Burial will be 3 p.m. at the Binger Cemetery. 
(Published Aug. 13, 1997)

Bill Ryan
Tecumseh resident Bill Ryan died Saturday at the age of 53.
He was born July 25, 1944, in Independence, Ky., to John L. and Rose Ella (Young) Ryan. He was reared in Independence and married Barbara Ann Ryan there on Feb. 8, 1984.
Ryan was a machinist at a steel factory and had resided in Tecumseh since 1985.
He is survived by two sons, Baron Ryan, Tecumseh, and Dion Ryan, Independence, Ky.; daughter, Kelly Ryan, Independence, Ky.; brothers, Joseph Ryan, Florence, Ky.; Troy Lucey and Lee Lucey, both of Independence, Ky.; sisters, Helen Ryan, Covington, Ky.; Suzanne Lucey Loman, Walton, Ky.; and Rose Ann Canafax and Gladys Fulton, both of Grant County, Ky.; mother, Rose Lucey, Independence, Ky., one grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Barbara Ann Ryan, on Jan. 9, 1995, his father and one sister, Patricia Ryan.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Dale Cemetery with Bob Anderson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Rilla Spencer
Shawnee resident Rilla Spencer died Tuesday at a local hospital at the age of 85.
Mrs. Spencer was born June 14, 1912, in Tecumseh, to W.D. and Grace Shelly. She attended and graduated from Tecumseh High School.
She worked at the Pottawatomie County Courthouse, where she met her husband, Jack Spencer, who was mananging editor for The Shawnee News-Star and was also owner of the Kickapoo Motel and the Handy Dandy Store.
She was a member of the VFW and the Arthritis Foundation.
Survivors include her friends, Krystal Pool Woodley, Darrell and Susan Parsons, Jim and Connie Bowers and Dorothy Vogler. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, Jim Spencer, in 1982.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Tecumseh Cemetery with Doyle Loveland officiating, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
The casket will not be opened at the cemetery.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Gary D. Rolette
Shawnee resident Gary D. Rolette died Tuesday at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was 42.
Rolette was born Aug. 13, 1954, in Pawnee, to Lawrence and Christine (Grant) Rolette. He graduated from Shawnee High School and attended Oscar Rose Junior College and Texas Tech.
He was employed at TDK for six years.
Survivors include his parents, Lawrence and Christine Rolette of Shawnee; two sons, Dustin R. Rolette and Stuart Rolette, both of Shawnee; a sister, Sandra Rolette of Shawnee; his nieces and nephews, Dana, Arlan and William Haumpy.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther and Ella Rolette, Fred and Amelia Grant.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wakolee Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Bert C. Compton Sr.
Former Shawnee resident Bert C. Compton Sr., Tarpon Springs, Fla., died Sunday in a Florida nursing home. He was 94.
Compton was born July 15, 1903, in Wanette, to Mack and Annabelle Compton. He married Thelda Tierney and was a member of the First Church of God Church in Shawnee. 
He retired from Scrivner Wholesale Grocers in Tulsa. Compton had lived in Shawnee and Tulsa, moving to Florida from Shawnee in December of 1993.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bert Jr. and Jessie Compton of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a granddaughter and spouse, Paula and Dick Maxey of Sarasota, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Ryan Maxey of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Nora Burton of Marysville, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1988; five sisters, Ova Compton, Ermin Wickerson, Lena Rush, Ada Roe and Vera Shields; two brothers, Aza and Herbert Compton.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. at Wanette Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Faircloth officiating, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
The casket will not be opened at the service.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Margaret Hoglund Bell
Shawnee resident Margaret Hoglund Bell died Tuesday in Boulder, Colo., at the age of 65.
She was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Elis and Helen Klinger Hoglund.
Mrs. Bell was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee.
Survivors include one son, Sean Bell of Louisville, Colo., and two brothers, Peter K. Hoglund of Jackson, Wyo., and William E. Hoglund of Naples, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 501 N. Broadway, Shawnee.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee with the Rev. Janie Kirt Morris officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Crist Mortuary in Boulder, Colo. 
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Florence M. Peake
Stroud resident Florence M. Peake died Wednesday at her home. She was 67.
Mrs. Peake was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Buffalo, Kan., to John E. and Clara (Howell) Barker. She graduated in 1947 from Attica High School in Kansas. She married Urban J. Niemann on April 20, 1948, in Sharon, Kan. They owned and operated the Otasco Store in Attica, Kan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1971.
She moved to Stroud from Kansas in 1972. She married Clyde Peake on July 13, 1973, in Oklahoma City. They owned and operated the skating rink.
Mrs. Peake was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stroud.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Janna Niemann of Cypress, Texas, Jerry and Esther Niemann of Benbrook, Texas, and Jeff and Janet Niemann of Stroud; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Delbert McDaniel of Benbrook, Texas; a stepdaughter, Gail Nelson of Tulsa; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Wanda Barker, Dennis and Judy Barker, and Larry and Barbara Barker, all of Attica, Kan.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Margie McKee of Waldron, Kan., and Bettie and Bill Robertson of Stroud; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Hospice, P.O. Box 530, Stroud, OK 74079.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Stroud with the Rev. Burl Mackey officiating. Burial will be 4 p.m. Friday at Attica Cemetery in Kansas under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Home in Stroud.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Hazel (Grisso) Streets
Seminole resident Hazel (Grisso) Streets died Tuesday at a Seminole hospital. She was 83.
Streets was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Viola, Ark., to Bert and Della (Brown) Grisso. She moved to Seminole in 1922. In 1933, she graduated from Varnum High School. She married Lyle W. Streets in 1940.
She worked for the county clerk's office in Wewoka, then as a secretary to R.T. Harber. After Harber's death, she worked as a legal secretary in the offices of Frank Seay from 1963 until her retirement at age 77.
Streets was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association and an organizer of Varnum High School alumni affairs.
Survivors include her husband, Lyle W. Streets, of the home; two sons, James Streets of Burke, Va., and Jerry Streets of Seminole; two daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and eight nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Audy Grisso.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Gerald Lee Timmons Sr.
Lifelong Seminole resident Gerald Lee Timmons Sr. died Monday in an Arlington, Texas, hospital. He was 52.
He was born Dec. 16, 1944, in Seminole to Lloyd James and Minnie Ruth (Coble) Timmons. He married Judy Carol Young in Seminole on March 16, 1968.
Timmons had retired from Wrangler where he was a mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Timmons, of the home; two sons, Gerald Lee Timmons Jr., Joplin, Mo., and Lloyd James Timmons II, Grand Rapids, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Judith Ann and Bobby E. Conley II, Grand Prairie, Texas; brothers, Bobby Timmons, Seminole, and Phil Timmons, Mansfield, Texas; sisters, Christine Easley, Raytown, Mo., and Latricia Houck and Nell Spencer, both of Seminole; grandchildren, Alisha and Robin Conley, Trace, Ashley and Ashton Timmons, and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joyce Lackey.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Temple of Praise, Seminole, with the Rev. Harold A. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

Nono Mae Wright
Lifelong Shawnee resident Nono Mae Wright died Wednesday in a local hospital at the age of 88.
She was born in Shawnee on July 4, 1909, the daughter of Charles H. and Lillie Mae (Wilson) Richardson. She graduated from Shawnee High School.
She married Carl E. Wright on June 12, 1927, in Shawnee and was a retired secretary.
Mrs. Wright was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are her daughter, Reta Wilson, Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Marcie Bullard and David Herron, both of Durant; Steve Wilson, St. Louis, Mo.; John and Beckie Wilson, Arlington, Texas; Kelly and Carla Wilson, Guthrie, and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sam Hendry officiating. The family will receive visitors at the chapel from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The casket will remain open until service time and will not be opened after the service.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church 
(Published Aug. 14, 1997)

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