Miscellaneous Pottawattamie County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Clarice Johnson
Retired cook Clarice Johnson died Tuesday at her Shawnee home. She was 63.
Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Soldier, Kan., to John Magee and Josephine (Lewis) Moore. She married Theron Lavell Johnson in 1952, in Manhattan, Kan. 
She lived in California for several years, moving to Shawnee in 1978. 
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Art and Mary Johnson of Santa Rosa, Calif., John and Davene Johnson of Sparks, Nev., and Mike Johnson of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jessie and John Mutteloka of Shawnee, Debra and Marlon Stanfill of Vancouver, Wash., and Elizabeth and Allan Prevett of Shawnee; two brothers, Andrew and Emery Bradford, both of Manhattan, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Arlene Bradford of Shawnee; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theron L. Johnson; a brother, a sister and two nephews.
A rosary service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Massoth, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 21, 1997)

Charles H. Campbell
Shawnee resident Charles H. Campbell died Wednesday at a local hospital. He was 96.
Campbell was born Dec. 17, 1900, in Claremore, to George Lowrey and Pear Howard Campbell. He married Marion Campbell in 1970, in Oklahoma City, and had lived in Shawnee the past 30 years.
He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason with a lifetime membership in the McAlester Consistory as well as the Isis Shrine.
Campbell worked as a oil well driller and also owned and operated a grocery store at Little City, Okla., near Madill.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Campbell of Shawnee; a daughter, Flora Hill of Augusta, Ga.; two stepsons, James Herbert Williams of Lawrence, Kan. and Billy Scott Williams of Durant; a sister, Flora Forsythe of Shawnee; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several other relatives.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee with Dr. Paul Calmes officiating, under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 21, 1997)

Jimmie R. Hall
Shawnee resident Jimmie R. Hall died Friday in Henderson, Nev. He was 90.
Hall was born May 22, 1907, in Norma, Tenn. While still young, he moved with his mother and father, Samuel Grant Hall and Tempa Hall, to north Texas and then to Yale, Okla. 
He joined the U.S. Army at age 16 and achieved the rank of sergeant at age 19. In 1926, he returned to the Drumright- Cushing area to find work.
He married Lena Elizabeth Taylor on Dec. 12, 1929.
He worked several jobs, including in the oil fields, on the pipe lines, at Montgomery Ward, and at Ford in Oklahoma City.
He owned his own welding business for 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of more than 67 years, Lena; his son, Tom; daughters-in-law, Carol and Dian Hall; seven grandchildren, Julie, Jeff, and Jody Hall, Jolene Coley, Clay, Casey and Leslie Hall; six great-grandchildren, Justin and Lindsey, Sam, Zack and Taylor, and Tyler; his sister, Mattie Martin; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ova Clanton and Oma Eastep; brothers, Sam, Tom, and Link; his two infant children, Jeraldine and Jack; and a son, Lt. Commander James W. Hall on Oct. 28, 1972, in the skies over North Vietnam.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. 
(Published Aug. 21, 1997)

Joseph R. Kubicek
Former Shawnee resident Joseph R. Kubicek died June 28 at his home in Lindsay, Calif. He was 79.
Kubicek was born Nov. 13, 1917, and married Marietta Nelson on Dec. 31, 1945, in Norman. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. 
Survivors include his wife, Marietta Kubicek of the home; two sons, Joseph Kubicek of Florissant, Colo., John Kubicek of Los Alamos, N.M.; a daughter, Mava Kubicek of Lindsay, Calif.; a brother, Edward Kubicek of Tecumseh; three sisters, Emma Miller of Meeker, Hermie Dawkins of Exeter, Calif., Lily Saulsberry of Broken Arrow; one grandson and three great-granddaughters.
Private family graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. 
(Published Aug. 21, 1997)

Marvel Dean Brown
Marvel Dean Brown of Houston, Texas, daughter-in-law of Anna Jean Brown of Shawnee, died Aug. 10 after a battle with cancer. She was 48.
She was born Jan. 11, 1949, in McAlester to Nathan Brown and Ethel Chatman Brown. She was salutatorian of her graduating class at McAlester's L'Ouverture High School and received a bachelor of arts degree at Northeastern State University.
She married Ronald D. Brown on Sept. 28, 1973, and she was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mrs. Brown was owner and operator of Sew Marvelous, a window covering and custom sewing business.
Surviving are her husband, Ronald, and a son, Stephen, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Ronald Rhea, Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughter and stepson, Tiffany and Ronald Steven Brown, Tulsa; mother-in-law, Anna Jean Brown, Shawnee; sisters including her twin, Barbara Harrison, Watauga, Texas; Dorothy Fleming, DeNoah Davis, Patricia Giles, Irene Johnson, Mable Austin, McAlester; Juanita Charles, Linda Murrell, St. Louis, Mo.; Shirley Pardue, Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Alonzo Mosley Jr., Detroit, Mich., and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and father-in-law, Edward L. Brown.
Services were held in Humble, Texas, and in McAlester. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester.
(Published Aug. 21, 1997)

Lillian Harden South
Longtime Shawnee resident Lillian Harden South died Monday in Visalia, Calif., at the age of 67.
She was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Shawnee to Charlie and Lillie Margaret (Cook) Harden. She lived in and around Shawnee most of her life and attended Oakland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Perry Miller, Sawyer, Kan.; sister, Ola Mae Staton, Visalia, Calif.; brother, Onus J. Harden, Shawnee; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many other relatives.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter and four brothers.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Stock officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 21, 1997)
 
N. Paul Knox
Shawnee businessman N. Paul Knox died Wednesday at the age of 46.
He was born Nov. 29, 1950, in Monahans, Texas, and spent his early childhood in Farmington, N.M., and Odessa, Texas.
Later his family moved to Shawnee, where he graduated from Shawnee High School in 1969. He received a B.B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1973. He worked in Phoenix, Ariz., and then joined the Peace Corps, serving two years in El Salvador.
Early in his career, he worked in banking, marketing, and establishing small businesses. He collected stamps and coins.
Knox owned and operated Paul's Jewelry for 18 years, during which time he earned many awards in jewelry design. He was a member of First Christian Church, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum Auxiliary and several organizations related to the jewelry, stamp, and coin industry. 
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jean and Bob Szostkowski, and his father and stepmother, John D. and Joann Knox, all of Shawnee; his sister, Jona "Cici" (Knox) Mitchell, nephew, John-Paul Mitchell, and niece, Katie Mitchell, all of Arlington, Texas.
His brother, John D. Knox Jr., preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. The Rev. Dan Reihing and the Rev. Larry Goins will officiate. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or Liberty Baptist Church.
(Published Aug. 22, 1997)

Margie Mae Lehman
Longtime Seminole resident Margie Mae Lehman died Wednesday at a Sapulpa nursing home. She was 91.
She was born in Denton County, Texas, Feb. 13, 1906, the daughter of George Harvey Coffey and Allie (Lee) Coffey Kelly. She lived most of her life in Seminole and was a homemaker.
She married Roland R. Lehman on July 5, 1947, in Fort Smith, Ark., and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Lehman was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Church of God.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Les Hughes, Sapulpa, and grandson, Thomas Hughes, Sapulpa.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, George Thomas; three brothers, Bartley, Eaph, and George Coffey, and three sisters, Bessie White, Mattie Davis and Feeby Estep.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. The Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.
(Published Aug. 22, 1997)

Mary Hansen
Hospital volunteer and former nurse Mary Hansen of Shawnee died Wednesday in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 76.
She was born June 16, 1921, in Eau Claire, Wisc., the daughter of Norman Rae and Mabel (Evenson) McNair. She graduated from Eau Claire High School and Columbia School of Nursing, Milwaukee, Wisc. She was a surgical nurse at Milwaukee and served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps during World War II.
She married Robert Hansen in Milwaukee, on July 24, 1950. Mrs. Hansen was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a Pink Lady at Shawnee Regional Hospital and a past member of the Red Bud Club.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hansen, of the home; five children and their spouses, Eric and Susan Hansen, Grafton, Wisc.; Steven and Pamela Hansen, Copperas Cove, Texas; Susan and John Robinson, Peter and Linda Hansen, all of Shawnee; Douglas Hansen, Pottsboro, Texas, and 11 grandchildren, Krista and Matthew Hansen, Steven Michael Hansen, Eric Robert Robinson, Jeffrey, Jennifer, and James Hansen, Amber, Bradley, Aaron and Mary Hansen.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, Jeffrey Scott Hansen.
Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. Karen Fowler-Lundemulder officiating. The casket will be open until service time. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 22, 1997)

Silas Duncan
Silas "Sie" Duncan died Thursday at his Seminole home. He was 81.
He was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Earlsboro to Andrew Jackson Duncan and Florence Turentine. He moved from Earlsboro to Seminole in 1934, where he lived most of his life. He married Dortha "Dorothy" Houck on Jan. 24, 1944, in Wewoka. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a Baptist.
Duncan was retired from Wrangler.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Duncan, of the home; sons, Jimmy Duncan, Earlsboro, and David Duncan, Seminole; daughter, Mary Hagerty, Lexington; brother, Ed Duncan, Seminole; sister, Bonnie Schlueter, Seminole; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His parents, three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole, with the Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in Little Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 22, 1997)

William Zack Morgan
William Zack Morgan died Wednesday at his Shawnee home at the age of 76.
He was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Tribbey to Samuel and Zue (Yandell) Morgan. He attended Tribbey School and Murray State College. On May 9, 1953, he married Bettie Jean McCraw.
Morgan enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served during World War II. He was employed by Oklahoma Gas & Electric from 1953 until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He had lived in Shawnee and Tribbey all his life and is survived by 20 nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Bettie, in April; his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Bentley officiating. Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery. 
(Published Aug. 22, 1997)

Bobby Ray Capehart
Longtime Seminole County resident Bobby Ray Capehart died Tuesday at the age of 63. 
He was born Feb. 5, 1934, at Okemah, the son of Frank James Capehart and Josie Mae (Harrington) Capehart. He attended the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist University. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and became a Christian at a Billy Graham rally while serving in Korea.
He was a resident of Seminole County most of his life and was a local rancher. He also retired from Exxon Oil in 1986.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen Orr, Oklahoma City; sister, Lucille Mitchell, Tulsa; and his granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sr. Airman Lindy and Johnny Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah, with the Rev. Frank Young officiating. Burial will be at Sand Creek Cemetery. 
(Published Aug. 22, 1997)

Lenora Robison
Lenora Robison died Thursday at her Meeker home at the age of 76.
She was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Shawnee to Sam and Nora (McInturff) Deel. She attended Anderson School and had lived in the Choctaw and Meeker areas all her life.
She married Benjamin Robison on Dec. 28, 1936, in Macomb and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Choctaw.
Survivors include her husband, Ben Robison, of the home; son, Jim L. Robison, Choctaw; grandchildren, Jim Robison Jr., Cathy Friday and Shawn Robison, all of Choctaw, and Connie Albert, Texas; sister, Mattie Hargus, Choctaw; brother, Robert Deel, Ada; seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one son, one daughter, one sister and one brother.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Cemetery with the Rev. Don Stewart officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 23, 1997)

Irene Cosar
Homemaker Irene Cosar of Sapulpa died Thursday at the age of 90.
Mrs. Cosar was born Feb. 6, 1907, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Jessie and Anna Jane Bacon Walker. She moved to Sapulpa as a child and remained there most of her life.
She had been married to Galvos Cosar for more than 50 years and was employed by Frankoma Pottery and by Southwestern Bell Telephone.
Survivors include a son, Galvos Cosar Jr. of Prague; two brothers, Paul Walker of Afton, and Clarence Walker of Tulsa; two sisters, Bessie Rennaker of Kansas City, Mo., and Audrey Osburn of Anaheim, Calif.; three grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Little Cussetah Baptist Church, northwest of Sapulpa, with the Rev. Felix Tiger officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cussetah Cemetery under the direction of Owen Funeral Home of Sapulpa. 
(Published Aug. 23, 1997)

Gwendolyn Hamilton
Asher resident Gwendolyn "Peggy" Hamilton died Friday in Asher at the age of 72.
She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Roy R. and Vera (Higley) Luper. She was a graduate of Shawnee High School.
She married Gerald Harp in November of 1942. He died in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge in France. 
She married Claude "C.L." Hamilton in September of 1945. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1989.
Mrs. Hamilton was reared in Shawnee. She also lived in Germany, Panama and throughout the United States. She lived in the Tecumseh area for the past eight years.
She was a housewife and professional consumer. She was a member of the Shawnee Junior Service League and the Shawnee Eastern Star, and she served as a Hospice volunteer.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and John Fleming of Asher, and Tanya and Ray Speights of Macomb; grandchildren, John Fleming II, Bill Fleming, Tom Fleming, Dan Fleming, Tedi Odom and Ivan Esau III; eight great-grandchildren and other family.
She also was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
There will be no local services. Arrangements were made through Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 
(Published Aug. 24, 1997)

Michael Wayne Babb
Ada resident Michael Wayne Babb died Friday in Ada at the age of 30.
He was born Nov. 12, 1966, in Holdenville, to Wayne Babb and Betty Romine. He was a Wewoka High School graduate.
Babb lived in Seminole, Hughes and Pontotoc counties, and was employed as territory coordinator for the Pepsi Cola Co. in Ada for the past seven years.
He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Wayne and Sherri Babb of Wewoka; his mother, Betty Romine of Seminole; two sons, Jared Michael and Tyler Nicolas Babb, both of Holdenville; grandparents, L.C. Ligon of Wetumka and Bernadine Ligon of Shawnee; one sister, Linda Babb of Wewoka; and numerous aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Ruth Babb.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole with the Rev. George Carter officiating. Burial will be at Holdenville City Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 24, 1997)

Florence Smith
Shawnee resident Florence Smith died Saturday in a local hospital at the age of 87.
Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 27, 1909, in Lehigh, the daughter of Thomas W. and Gertrude (Hodges) Cowan. She moved to Shawnee in 1935. 
On Jan. 17, 1937, she married John M. Smith in Claremore. Mrs. Smith, a member of the Open Door Church of God, moved to Enid for several years and then returned to Shawnee.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Col K.V. Carey of Springfield, Va.; two grandsons, Scott and Steve Carey; granddaughter, Debra Houge; great-grandson; great-granddaughter; and friends, Dennis and Donna Brown.
Preceding her in death were her husband, parents and one son.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Gaylan Brumley officiating. The body may be viewed until 10 a.m. Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.
(Published Aug. 24, 1997)

Nora J. Dighton
Homemaker Nora J. Dighton of Ardmore died Thursday at the age of 89.
Mrs. Dighton was born April 25, 1908, in Lodi, Okla., the daughter of Jim Erwin and Elizabeth Berger. She attended Lodi, Wilburton and Red Oak schools.
In 1926, she married Haskell M. Dighton in Wilburton. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church for more than 60 years and was a member of the Maranatha Free Will Baptist Church, Ardmore. A former Ada resident, Mrs. Dighton had lived in the area since 1931.
Survivors include three sons, Earl Dighton of Shawnee, Haskell Dighton Jr. and J.W. Dighton, both of Ardmore; two brothers, Bill Erwin of Sapulpa and Ed Erwin of Claremore; two sisters, Fay Ray of Ada and Dorothy Volkmar of Greenville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband in 1992; a sister, Doris Henley; and three brothers, Jack, Adalin and Marshall Erwin.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Ada with the Rev. Keith Burden, the Rev. Steve Dighton and the Rev. Leroy Holman officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Criswell's Funeral Home, Ada.
(Published Aug. 24, 1997)

Gerald W. Matthews
World War II Army veteran Gerald W. Matthews of Van Buren, Ark., died Saturday. He was 88.
Matthews was born Aug. 31, 1908, in Crawford County, Ark., the son of Sperry Matthews and Fannie (West) Matthews. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Shawnee and a retired employee of the Riverside Furniture Co.
Survivors include his wife, Drusilla, of the home; four daughters, Betty Williams of Van Buren, Ark.; Jeanne Conger and Kay Goodman, both of Cabot, Ark., and Faye Bogan of Pasadena, Texas; one son, the Rev. William Gerald Matthews of Shawnee; one sister, Helen Scott of Van Buren, Ark.; two brothers, Carl Matthews and Jack Matthews, both of Fort Smith, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family has designated The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1751, Van Buren, Ark., 72956, or Alzheimer's Association Western Arkansas Chapter, 322 N. Greenwood, Fort Smith, Ark., 72901, as appropriate for memorials.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial will be at the Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
(Published Aug. 24, 1997)

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