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Sidney Lee Swinford 
Sidney Lee Swinford, 67, of Bartlesville, died at 7:07 p.m. on Thursday in the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday in the First Assembly of God Church in Bartlesville, with Pastor Billy R. Brummett officiating. Interment will be in the A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery at Hominy under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. 
Casket escorts will be Phil Standridge, Rick Standridge, Randy Standridge, Jimmy Ballard, Scott Ballard and Brad Ballard. 
A memorial has been established and those who wish to make a contribution in memory of Swinford may do so to: Light for the Lost c/o Missions Fund First Assembly of God Church 900 S. Dewey Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003. 
Swinford was born Feb. 8, 1931 at Hominy to Sidney Louis and Lucille (Phillips) Swinford. He was raised and received his education at Hominy, graduating high school there in 1951 after his military service. 
Swinford entered the U. S. Army on Aug. 27, 1946 and was honorably discharged on Sept. 9, 1947. He attended Southwestern Bible College at Waxahachie, Texas and then transferred to Central State University at Edmond where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree. Swinford was married to Fern Dilbeck on April 24, 1953 at Hominy and they moved to Umah, Ariz. area where he taught school of ten years. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1966 and Swinford taught school at Ochelata Madison Jr. High School and Central Jr. High. He also was Principal at Dewey. Swinford received his Master's of Education form the University of Tulsa while working in education. Swinford attended the First Assembly of God Church in Bartlesville. 
Survivors include his wife Fern Swinford of the family home in Bartlesville; one son Larry Lee Swinford and his wife Donna of Springfield, Mo.; his mother Lucille Baker of Bartlesville; three brothers Buddy Formby of Pawhuska, Roy Formby of Mississippi, and Rev. Stan Formby of Durango, Colo.; three sisters Mary Lou Standridge of Bartlesville, Jean Ballard of Chandler, Arizona and Ruth Winder of Mesa, Ariz.; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. His father and one son Lindy Lee Swinford preceded Swinford in death. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

E. Verne Gordon 
E. Verne Gordon, 85, of Amarillo, Texas, died Thursday at Amarillo. 
Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly, Amarillo, Texas, under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home of Amarillo with the Revs. Ron Holmes of Westminster Presbyterian and John A. Gordon, a retired Presbyterian minister. Burial was at Llano Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly, Amarillo, TX 79109-2138 or Leukemia Society of America, Inc., 2631 N. Harwood, Suite 240, Dallas, TX 75201. 
Gordon was born in Glenrose, Texas. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1932 and attended Amarillo College. He married Elizabeth Hales on Nov. 20, 1945 at Amarillo. He was a sergeant in the 400th Armored Field Artillery Battalion in May 1942. Battles included Normandy, Northern France, Ardeness, Rhineland and Central Europe in which his unit was one of the first to enter liberated Berlin in 1945. Gordon rode a tank through Paris in July when Germany was invaded. Decorations and citations include American Theater Campaign Ribbon, EAME Campaign Ribbon with five bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, a service stripe, three Overseas Service bars and a Victory Medal. 
Gordon was honorably discharged in 1945 after the conclusion of World War II. 
He was a member of Amarillo Lodge No. 731, a past elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a current member of Streamline Royal Rovers Trailer Club. 
Gordon was a bookkeeper/clerk with Phillips Petroleum Co., where he began his employment in 1941 in Amarillo. He retired Jan. 1, 1976 in Bartlesville and returned to Amarillo in 1992. 
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home; a brother, W. Durward, of California; 29 nieces and nephews; many brothers-in-law, great nieces and nephews. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Anna Pauline Barker 
Mrs. Anna Pauline Barker, 75, of Bartlesville, died at 8:35 p.m. on Friday in the Silver Lake Care Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harrisonville Cemetery Harrisonville, Kan., with Deacon Dan Willis of the St. John Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in the Harrisonville Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Barker was born July 6, 1923 at Lebanon, Marion County, and Kentucky to William Abe and Lola Catherine (Luckett) Spalding. She was raised and received her education in Lebanon. Mrs. Barker was married to Leon "Pete" Barker on Oct. 31, 1943 at Lebanon, Ky. They made their home in Independence, Kan., before moving to Bartlesville in 1975. Mrs. Barker was of the Catholic Faith. 
Survivors include a daughter Betty Lou Bevard and her husband John of Bartlesville; two sisters Frances Thompson and Mary Rita Caldwell both of Lebanon, Ky; two grandchildren Rocky Bevard and Shani Bevard both of Bartlesville; two great-grandchildren Ashley and Ryan Bevard of Bartlesville. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband Pete Barker on Sept. 21, 1991; two brothers Bill Spalding and J. A. Spalding; two sisters Elizabeth Miller and Mary Catherine Lawson. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Darrell Dean Killion 
Darrell Dean Killion, 71, of Bartlesville, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at the Jane Phillips Medical Center. 
Private family services for Killion will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. 
A memorial has been established to the Heart Fund, c/o Susie Tallent, WestStar Bank, P.O. Box 999, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74005. 
Killion was born on August 19,1927 at Coffeyville, Kan. to Levi Clinton and Orpha Elizabeth (Dilley) Killion. He grew up and received his education at Coffeyville and he entered the U.S. Navy on October 27,1945. Following his Honorable Discharge he returned to the Coffeyville area and was employed with Page Milk Company. He was later active in construction work. In 1984 he became employed as a truck driver for Washington County District 3 until his retirement in 1992. He was married to Maxine Deckard on March 23,1984 at Fayetteville, Ark. and they have made their home in the Bartlesville/Dewey area since that time. 
Suvivors include his wife, Mrs. Maxine Killion of the home, two sons, Carl Dean Killion and Steven Killion, both of Coffeyville, Kan., one brother, Cleo Killion of Joplin, Mo., one sister, Bernice Leonard of Coffeyville, Kan., one step-son, Gary Deckard of Dewey, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Killion was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Wayne Killion, one sister, Maudie Vannest, and one son, Michael Killion. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Mary E. Fugate 
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mary Eva Fugate, age 90, a lifetime area resident, will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday on the family plot of Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Paul Green of the First Baptist Church in Dewey will preside the services. 
Services and interment are under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Fugate is survived by her sister-in-law, Jennana E. Miller of Farmington, NM; nieces and nephews, Marilyn O'Keefe of El Paso, TX, Marvin Miller and wife, Eddie, and family of Lafayette, LA, Carolyn Sue Chaino and her daughter, Cottalene, Sandra Blevins and husband, Junior, and family, Bill Miller and daughter, Melinda of Owasso, Jackie Johnson and husband, Jim, and family of Farmington, NM; cousins, Judith Michael of St. David, AZ, Willis Buoy of Wagoner, Sherwell Buoy of Farmington, NM, Travis Buoy of Tulsa, Bob Graham and wife, Virginia, and family of Ephrata, WA; her close friend, Lou Brannon of Niotaze, KS; and the personnel at Forrest Manor Nursing Home. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley N. Fugate, December 14, 1956; her parents; a brother, Ralph W. Miller, August 15, 1993; and Fred Miller, February 19, 1966. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Mrs. Rose Adelle Carroll 
Rose Adelle (Balch) Carroll passed peacefully into the Lord's hands at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 1999 after a brief illness at the Jane Phillips Medical Center. 
A memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Colonial Chapel of the Neekamp Funeral Home with Roy Haley of the Monroe Street Church of Christ, Borger, TX., presiding. 
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2642 E. 21st St., Suite 100, Tulsa, OK 74114. 
Mrs. Carroll was born January 3, 1932, in Wonewock, WI to Jack and Lucy (Mortimer) Balch. As a young girl, she moved to Borger, TX where she graduated from Borger High School. She married Elmer LeRoy Carroll, June 2, 1950. She generously shared her talent as a pianist and organist at many religious and civic functions including several years of services at the First Presbyterian Church of Borger. She was employed as executive and legal secretary, and in her later years, earned a life masters in duplicate bridge. "RoseAdelle" and her family moved to Bartlesville in 1967 and retired to Grand Lake in 1986. Mr. Carroll preceded her in death in 1993. She married Benjamin J. Hendon of Granby, Mo., July 4, 1998. Until her passing, she and Ben continued to reside at Grand Lake. 
Survivors include her husband Ben; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Sonia J. Carroll and James L. and Mary Carroll, all of Bartlesville, OK; one grandson, Shawn D. Carroll of Edmond, OK; a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie Lou and Howard P. Valentine of Spring Valley, CA; a sister-in-law, Vonnie Mae (Carroll) Updike of Duncan, OK; and many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her husband, Elmer LeRoy Carroll, she was preceded in deathby an infant son, Gerald Lee Carroll, in 1961; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Lee (Carroll) Lambright, in 1997. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Charles Elvin "Jack" Reese 
Funeral services for Charles Elvin "Jack" Reese, 86, native Washington Co. resident, who passed away on Thursday, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday in the Arnold Moore-Dewey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ralph O. Dershem will be the officiant. Committal prayers and interment will be directed in the Dewey Cemetery by the Arnold Moore-Dewey Funeral Service. 
Mr. Reese will lie in state in the Arnold-Moore-Dewey Funeral Home where friends may call for their visitation until the service hour on Monday morning. 
Surviving Mr. Reese are three sons, Charles d. Reese, rural Dewey, Arthur Lee "Doc" Reese, rural Pawhuska, Okla. and Elvin Alfred "Hoppy" Reese and his wife Zora, Dewey; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva May Eoff, Springdale, Ark. and Mrs. Ron (Waynetta Jean) Barrett, Bartlesville; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne A. Reese, rural Dewey and one sister, Mrs. Viola Hildebrand, Ochelata, Okla. 
Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his parents; one son, William Melton Reese; two brothers, John William "Willie" Reese and Elmer Reese and three sisters, Mrs. Frances Shull, Mrs. Martha Cooksie and Mrs. Llewellyn Taylor. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Philip S. Benz
Funeral services for Philip Sitterman "Phil" Benz, 90, retired Phillips Petroleum Co. executive, who passed away on Tuesday, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the graveside in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Robert "Bob" Bogue will be the officiant. Comittal prayers and interment will be directed by The Arnold Moore Funeral service. 
Mr. Benz will lie in state in the Drawing Rooms of The Arnold Moore Funeral Residence where friends may call for their visitation until he is removed for graveside rites on Monday afternoon. 
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Patrick C. (Catherine) (Cathy) (Benz) Sheeran, Manchester, New Hampshire; two granddaughters, Miss Kate Elizabeth Sheeran and Miss Susan Diana Sheeran; five nieces, Ms. Barbara Jean Reynolds, Norman, Okla., Mrs. M.E. "Bud" (Ann) (Benz) Scheib, Tampa, Florida, Mrs. John (Susan) (Benz) Krehbiel, Canyon, Texas, Mrs. Margaret B. Nordstrom, Fresno, Calif. and Mrs. Judith Throm, Washington D.C.; four nephews, Bob Benz, Jackson, Wyoming, George Robert "Bob" Benz, Woodstock, Vermont, Edward Benz, Borger, Texas and Charles Moore, Overland Park, Kansas. 
He was preceded in death by his father; mother; two brothers, Lewis W. Benz and George R. Benz and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara (Benz) Throm and Mrs. Margaret (Benz) Moore. [Published Jan. 24, 1999]

Anna Barker 
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna "Pauline" Barker, 75, resident of Bartlesville, were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the Harrisonville Cemetery Harrisonville, Kansas, with Deacon Dan Willis of the St. John Catholic Church officiating. Interment was in the Harrisonville Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Barker is survived by one daughter Betty Lou Bevard and her husband John of Bartlesville; two sisters Frances Thompson and Mary Rita Caldwell both of Lebanon, Kentucky; two grandchildren Rocky Bevard and Shani Bevard both of Bartlesville; two great-grandchildren Ashley and Ryan Bevard of Bartlesville. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband Pete Barker on September 21, 1991; two brothers Bill Spalding and J. A. Spalding; two sisters Elizabeth Miller and Mary Catherine Lawson. 
Graveside services and interment were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. [Published Jan. 26, 1999]

Max E. Kissell 
Memorial services for Mr. Max E. Kissell, age 76, a longtime resident of Bartlesville and retired President of Phillips Petroleum Foundation, Inc., will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Bob Bogue, associate pastor of the church, will preside the services. Inurnment will be in the columbarium of the First Presbyterian Church. 
Mr. Kissell has been removed for cremation under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
Memorials in Mr. Kissell's name have been established, and those who wish to contribute in his memory may do so to either the first Presbyterian Church, 505 S.E. Dewey, Bartlesville, OK 74003; or the Akdar Shrine Transportation Fund for Crippled and Burned Children, in care of the Akdar Temple, P.O. Box 945, Bartlesville, OK 74005. 
Mr. Kissell is survived by his wife, Marcile, of the home; four sons, Peter, Spencer, Mark and Paul; and six grandchildren.  [Published Jan. 26, 1999]

D. D. Hayes 
D. D. Hayes, 52, of Bartlesville, died Thursday at his home. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Greater First Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Jackson officiating. Services are under the direction of Sloan's Funeral Home of Tulsa. 
An Oklahoma native, Hayes was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Bartlesville to D. D. Hayes Sr. and Beulah O. Farmer. 
Survivors include his mother, Beulah O. Farmer; his step-mother, Helen Hayes; two sisters, Wanda Wilson of the home and Margaret Steagall of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers, Everett of Hinton and Wilbert of Kokomo, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  [Published Jan. 27, 1999]

Charles S. DeWhitt 
Charles S. DeWhitt, 76, a longtime Bartlesville resident, died Sunday evening in a local convalescent facility. 
Graveside committal rites will be accorded at 10 a.m. Thursday on the family plot of Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by the James H. Teel American Legion Post 105. 
DeWhitt was born in Buffalo, Kan., on Dec. 15, 1922 to Joe and Mary (Miclean) DeWhitt. He received his schooling in Ponca City and Ringwood, graduating from Ringwood High School in 1938. 
He entered the aircraft industry, building aircraft for Douglas Aircraft until 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II, flying combat as a tourette gunner in an A-20 attack plane. He and his crew were shot down on the mission prior to being rotated back to the United States. He was the sole survivor of his crew and was a Prisoner of War for three months until being liberated by the 3rd Army. DeWhitt received his honorable discharge in 1945 and attended Kansas University. He earned his degree as a pharmacist and began his 47 year career as a pharmacist in Lawrence and Kansas City, Kan., and Ponca City prior to moving to Bartlesville. 
He retired as manager of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in 1988 and had continued his home in Bartlesville since that time. 
Survivors include his daughter, Carla, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, on Nov. 18, 1994.  [Published Jan. 27, 1999]

E. Arnold Garner 
E. Arnold Garner, 81, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday in Bartlesville. 
Arrangements are pending with the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.  [Published Jan. 27, 1999]

Germaine Gordon 
Germaine (Dunn) Gordon, 91, a longtime Bartlesville resident, died Tuesday morning in a local convalescent facility. 
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the sanctuary of St. John Catholic Church with Father Steve Austin as the celebrant. Final committal rites will be accorded on the family plot of the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. Rosary prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Colonial Chapel of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
A memorial has been established for the St. John Catholic School Adopt A Student Program, c/o St. John Catholic Church, 715 S. Johnstone, Bartlesville, OK 74003. 
An Iowa native, Mrs. Gordon was born on the Dunn Settlement, near Saint Anthony, on Dec. 1, 1907 to William H. and Mary (Harrington) Dunn and attended local schools. She continued her education at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's of arts degree in 1932. 
During her teaching career, she taught schools in Wyoming, Iowa, Texas and Oklahoma. 
She married Jay Gordon Dec. 25, 1936 and they made their home in Amarillo, Texas, where Mr. Gordon was associated with Phillips Petroleum Co. They moved to Bartlesville in 1941 and Mr. Gordon retired from Phillips in 1978. 
Mr. Gordon preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1989 and Mrs. Gordon continued to live in Bartlesville since that time. She was a resident of Sterling House II since June 1998. Mrs. Gordon was a member of St. John Catholic Church. 
Survivors include her children, Robert J. II of Bells, Texas, Mary G. Thornton of Austin, Texas, John C. of Aspen, Colo., and Margaret McDonald of Bartlesville; a sister, Eleanor Corkery of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.   [Published Jan. 27, 1999]

Hattie A. Hale 
Hattie Arnett Hale, 94, a longtime Bartlesville resident, died Wednesday morning at her home following an extended illness. 
Arrangements are pending with the Neekamp Funeral Home.  [Published Jan. 27, 1999]

Robert L. Staley 
Robert Lee Staley died Tuesday at Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville. 
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Town and Country Christian Church of Bartlesville. Services will be 10 am. Tuesday at McDonald Chapel in Beloit, Kan., followed by interment and military honors at Elmwood Cemetery. 
Donations may be made to the Cancer Research Center. 
Staley was born Jan. 21, 1926. 
Survivors include his wife, Geneva, of Bartlesville; children and their spouses, Donna and Dennis of Dewey, Joan of Cameron, Mo., Kenneth and Joann of Ellsworth, Kan., Henry and Sharon of Downs, Kan., Barbara and Kenny of Salina, Kan., Russell of New York, N.Y., Dwight and Ruth of Salina, Kan., Dema of Bartlesville and Dorothy and Michael of Kellyville; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, three brothers, James, Richard and Harold; and three sisters, Ruth, Lila and Judy. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Beulah Staley; two sisters; a brother; a son, Francis Gail; and two grandchildren.  [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Jack D. Whitelock 
Jack Decker Whitelock, 87, of Tulsa, died Tuesday evening at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home in Bartlesville. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Southside Christian Church in Tulsa with the Rev. Jay Baldwin officiating. Committal prayers and interment will be in Tulsa Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Funeral Home of Tulsa. 
Whitelock was born in Pond Creek on Aug. 26, 1911 to Ollie Marian and Grace Vivetta (Decker) Whitelock. He spent his childhood in Douglas, moving to Enid in 1923. He graduated from Enid High School in 1930 and attended Oklahoma Military Academy at Claremore for two years. 
On March 30, 1934, Whitelock married Winnie Davis Humphries at Perry. After living briefly in Carmen and San Francisco, Calif., they moved to Tulsa in 1944 and spent the rest of their lives there. Whitelock retired as cost production manager with Southwestern Porcelain and Steel in 1971. He and Mrs. Whitelock were members of Southside Christian Church of Tulsa. 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bette Ann and Harry Farnsworth of Bartlesville; four grandchildren; a son-in-law, Dave Mason, of Reklaw, Texas; a sister, Olla Gene Goodwin, of San Antonio, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Winnie, and a daughter, Judith Ann Mason. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Nathaniel Kennard 
Nathaniel Kennard, 50, of rural Nowata, died Tuesday evening at the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Benjamin Funeral Chapel of Nowata with the Rev. Nathaniel Jones officiating. Interment will follow at the Hickory Creek Cemetery north of Lenapah under the driection of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. 
Kennard was born March 28, 1948 at Lenapah to James Nathaniel and Georgia Mae (Moore) Kennard. He grew up around Lenapah, Noxie and Wann and received his education from the Lenapah Schools, graduating from Lenapah High School in 1966. He began his 13-year employment with Sherwin-Williams in Coffeyville, Kan. He then began his 14-year career with Union-Pacific Railroad. Kennard was also a rancher. He married Rosie M. Clark on Dec. 27, 1976 at Miami. 
He was a member of the Baptist faith and the Railroad Union. 
Survivors include his wife, Rosie M., of the home; two sons, Tegrin Jermaine and Christen Marshawn, both of the home; a daughter, Courtney LaRaye, of Coffeyville, Kan.; a grandson; three brothers, Prentis Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Jerry of Coffeyville, Kan., and Robert of Lenapah; two sisters, Rosie Ledman of Coffeyville, Kan., and Naomi Sweeney of Tulsa. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Raymond, and a sister, Jamesanna Thomas, in 1987. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Betty J. Fine 
Betty June (Boyer) Fine, 72, of Bartlesville, died Wednesday at the Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. 
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola, Kan., with the Rev. John C. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Iola, Kan., under the direction of Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Funeral Home of Iola, Kan. 
Memorials may be made to the Iola, Kan., Area Symphony Orchestra. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home's memorial chapel, 16 N. Buckeye in Iola. 
Mrs. Fine was born Oct. 18, 1925 in Iola, Kan., to Frank and Dorothy (Moore) Boyer. She graduated from Iola High School in 1943. She married Bill F. Fine on Oct. 19, 1944. Mrs. Fine graduated from Allen County Community College on May 6, 1984 with an associate of arts degree. She attended Kansas University where she studied French and violin. 
With a few short excpetions, she was a lifelong resident of Iola. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where she served on the board of trustees. She was a member and past president of the Iola Music Club. She played violin in the North Iowa Area Community Symphony Orchestra and in the pit orchestra for Community Theaters in Iola and Chanute. Mrs. Fine served on the board of the Allen County Country Club and was past president of the Ladies Golf Association. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served on the board which established the Allen County Community College Endowment Program. 
Mrs. Fine was active in sports including swimming, tennis, golf and sometimes bowling. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, the organ, cello and piano. She also played the bass drum in the Iola City Band. 
When her health failed, the Fines moved to Bartlesville in August 1998. 
Survivors include her husband, Bill; two daughters, Cynthia L. Zornes and Shelley Ann Guatney, both of Bartlesville; and four grandchildren. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Earnest A. Garner
Earnest Arnold Garner, 81, died at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday in Bartlesville. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Memory Chapel of The Arnold Moore Funeral Residence with the Rev. Ralph O. Dershem officiating. Final rites will be directed by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service. 
A memorial has been established with the Akdar Shrine Transportation Fund for Crippled and Burned Children c/o Akdar Temple, P. O. Box 945, Bartlesville, OK 74005. 
Garner was born Oct. 8, 1917 in Ramona in Washington County to Herbert H. and Allie May (Holloway) Garner. When he was 2 years old, he moved to Bartlesville with his family where he was reared and received his education, attending the Jefferson and Garfield Elementary Schools and graduated from Bartlesville Central Junior-Senior High School in 1936. 
During World War II, Garner enlisted in the United States Army on June 4, 1942 and he received his honorable discharge on Oct. 17, 1945. 
On Feb. 14, 1982, he married Ethel Marie (Marler) Holkum in Bartlesville and they made their home here. Garner retired as a master electrician from Holtz Electric and since that time, the Garners lived in Bartlesville in retirement. 
Garner was a member of the Eastern Heights Baptist Church; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Union No. 584 from 1949 until 1982; the Bartlesville Masonic Lodge No. 284 A. F. & A. M.; Scottish Rite of Tulsa; Akdar Shrine of Tulsa; the James H. Teel American Legion Post No. 105 and the Loyal Order of the Moose. 
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Marie (Marler), of the home here; a son, Garry Carl; a step-son, Jerry Lee Reed, of Dallas, Texas; a granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Clifford (Jenniev) Allin, of Kirkwood, Mo. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Horner and Frances. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Lelah I. Herrington
Lelah Icle (Rhodus) Herrington, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the home of her son in Grove. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Memory Chapel of the Arnold Moore Funeral Residence with the Rev. Ralph O. Dershem officiating. Committal prayers and interment will be directed in the Memorial Park Cemetery by Arnold Moore Funeral Service. 
Visitation will be until the service hour Monday afternoon at the drawing rooms of Arnold Moore. 
Mrs. Herrington was born on Sept. 26, 1920 south of Barnsdall in Osage Co. to Verna and Agnes M. (Wooten) Rhodus. The Rhodus family came to the Dewey community during her youth where she was reared and received her education, graduating from Dewey High School in 1937. She continued her education and studied business administration at the Success Secretarial School. She was employed by Phillips Petroleum Co.. 
On Aug. 26, 1939, she married Kenneth Owen Herrington in Dewey and they made their first home in Bartlesville. Mr. Herrington was employed by the Phillips Petroleum Co. in the Engineering Department. Mr. and Mrs. Herrington moved to Tulsa in 1947 and Mr. Herrington was active in real estate sales until 1949 when the Herringtons returned to Bartlesville and Mr. Herrington resumed his employment with Phillips Petroleum Co. Mrs. Herrington was associated with the Lazy H Western Store and Herrington's Furniture Store. 
Mrs. Herrington was a member of the First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth O., of the Bartlesville home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Russell and Sally, Dean Alan and Deborah, all of Grove; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Leola) Mitchell of Northville, Mich., and Mrs. Clarence E. (Willetta) McBride of Caney, Kan. 
Mrs. Herrington was preceded in death by a sister, Marvell Rhodus, and an infant brother, Robert Clay. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Hattie A. Hale 
Hattie Arnett Hale, 94, a longtime resident of Bartlesville, died Wednesday morning at her home following an extended illness. 
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Colonial Chapel of the Neekamp Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Long, pastor of the Pentecostal Tabernacle, presiding. Final committal rites will be accorded on the family plot of the White Rose Cemetery under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
Casketbearers will include Thurlow Craggs, Gary Arnett, Larry Arnett, Steve Arnett, Randy Arnett and Robby Arnett. Honorary casketbearers will be Justin Ransbottom and Misty Ransbottom. 
A memorial has been established for the Jane Phillips Hospice c/o Bluestem Regional Medical Development Foundation, 3500 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006. 
Mrs. Hale was born in Idabell, I.T., Aug. 6, 1904 to J. and Lillian (Stanford) Gilmore. She married Ronel T. Arnett on May 20, 1923 in Quinton. Mr. and Mrs. Arnett moved to Dewey in 1929 where Mr. Arnett worked as a carpenter and later with the City of Dewey, retiring in 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Arnett moved to Bartlesville in 1940. He preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1963. She married Ellis Hale in 1969 and they continued to live in Bartlesville. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1979, and Mrs. Hale continued her home here since that time. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty (Arnett) and Robert "Bob" Craggs of Grizzly Flats, Calif.; her daughter-in-law, Deanie Arnett, of Bartlesville; six grandsons; a granddaughter; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews residing in California and the Bartlesville area. 
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, Herman James Arnett in 1945 and Carlos Arnett on Nov. 23, 1986; five sisters; and two brothers. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Germaine Gordon 
Mrs. Germaine (Dunn) Gordon, age 91, widow of Robert J. Gordon, and a longtime resident of Bartlesville, died Tuesday morning in a local convalescent facility. 
Rosary prayers for Mrs. Gordon will be recited 7:00 p.m. thursday in the Colonial Chapel of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Friday in the sanctuary of St. John's Catholic Church with Father Steve Austin as the celebrant. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Services and interment are under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
A memorial in Mrs. Gordon's name has been established for the St. John's Catholic School Adopt A Student Program, and those who wish to contribute in her memory may do so in care of the St. John's Catholic Church, 715 S. Johnstone, Bartlesville, OK 74003. 
Mrs. Gordon is survived by her children, Robert J. Gordon, II of Bells, TX, Mary G. Thornton of Austin, TX, John C. Gordon of Aspen, CO and Margaret McDonald of Bartlesville; a sister, Eleanor Corkery of Austin, TX; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1989; three brothers and two sisters. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Charles S. DeWhitt 
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Charles S. DeWhitt, age 76, a longtime resident of Bartlesville and retired manager of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy, were held 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the James H. Teel American Legion Post 105. 
Services and interment were under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, November 18, 1994. 
Mr. DeWhitt is survived by his daughter, Carla DeWhitt, and a host of nieces and nephews. [Published Jan. 28, 1999]

Liddie E. Barnes 
Liddie Ethel (Neely) Barnes, 84, mother of Juanita Herrin, died at 5:15 a.m. today in Cushing. 
Services are pending with the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.  [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Mary K. Link 
Mary Kathryn "Katie" (Lilburn) Link, 71, of Nowata, died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital of Tulsa. 
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hillside Christian Church of Nowata with the Revs. Ben Killion and Jim Layton officiating. Interment will follow at Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service. 
Mrs. Link was born Dec. 30, 1927 in Pampa, Texas, to E. A. and Neva Rosalie (Barr) Lilburn. She moved to Nowata as a small girl where she has lived ever since. She graduated from Nowata High School and Bartlesville Business College. She married Bill Theodore Link on Oct. 3, 1947 at Independence, Kan. She had been employed with Phillips Petroleum Co. as a secretary for 25 years and was employed as a transcriptionist for eight years with Dr. Fesler at Bartlesville Medical. 
Mrs. Link was a member of Hillside Christian Church. 
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Allen of Nowata and Jerry Wayne and Carol of Nowata; a daughter and son-in-law, Anita Jean and Butch Moorehead of Inola; four brothers, Jack Lilburn of Jacksonville, Fla., Jim and Ralph Lilburn of Nowata and Mike Lilburn of Bartlesville; four sisters, Bonnie Layton of Ochelata, Rose Marie Smith of Delaware, Nancy Summers of Nowata and Carol Smith of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Theodore.  [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Tommy C. Smith 
Tommy Charles "Charlie" Smith, 55, of Nowata, died Saturday at the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery with Jim Winslow officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Benjamin Funeral Service. 
Donations may be made to the 10-33 Emergency Team in Nowata. 
Smith was born April 21, 1943 in Nowata to Jeff and Mildred C. (Aver) Smith. He grew up in and around Nowata, graduating from Nowata High School in 1961. Smith was a disabled truck driver and machinist. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. 
Survivors include his mother, Mildred, of Nowata; two brothers, Jay of Edmond and Jack of Nowata; a cousin; three nieces; and two nephews.  [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Donald J. Mock 
Donald Joseph Mock, 52, of Nowata, died Saturday. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church of Nowata with Father William Skeehan officiating. Interment will follow at the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today. 
Mock was born Sept. 26, 1946 at Nowata to Joseph William and Catherine J. (Rohrs) Mock. He graduated from Nowata High School in 1964 and entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Germany, Washington, El Paso and Georgia. While in Germany he drove a truck hauling missiles. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers Union. 
Mock was employed as a welder with Leaven Steel, Parmac, Peabody Coal, a mechanic and a farmer. 
He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his mother, Catherine, of Nowata; a special friend, Carolyn Stanart, of Nowata; a step-son, David Alan Norris and his wife Rex Anne of Nowata; two brothers, James of Nowata and William of Coffeyville, Kan.; two sisters, Marjorie White of Broken Arrow and Phillis and Bill Temple of Nowata; three grandsons; three nieces and three nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lee, on Jan. 11, 1998; a daughter, Gail Ann, on Dec. 21, 1998; and a sister, Geralyn Marie Heath.  [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Sylvia Hill 
Mrs. Sylvia Walter Hill, a resident of Chesterfield, Missouri, passed away at St Johns Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Thursday, January 28. She was a former Tulsan and frequent Bartlesville visitor. 
Mrs. Hill was born October 19, 1910 to George and Sarah Able Walter in Tacoma, Washington. Her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then to Portland, Tennessee where she received her education, graduating from Portland High School in 1927. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee school of nursing. 
Mrs. Hill is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Clear, with whom she made her home in Chesterfield, Missouri; her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Don Creel of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; grandchildren Stacey Clear and wife Stephanie of St. Louis, Sylvia Clear Fox and husband John of St. Charles, Missouri, Jeff Creel and wife Nicole of Webster Groves, Missouri, Betsy Creel Patton and husband Grant of Overland Park, Kansas; great grandchildren Hallie Patton and Sam Patton of Overland Park and Sarah Fox of St. Charles. She is also survived by four sisters and one brother and their families. 
Funeral services will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.   [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Patricia A. Adams 
Memorial services for Mrs. Patricia Ann Adams, 49, resident of Dewey, will be held at a late date. Cremation arrangements will be under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband Tom Adams of the family home in Dewey; one daughter Crystal Larson of Bartlesville; her parents Albert and Janet Brady of Las Vegas, Nevada; three grandchildren Destiny, Ashley, and Joseph Larson; one brother Roger Brady of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters Sandy Owens of Las Vegas, Nevada, Pam Vickers of Owasso, Oklahoma and Peggy Chase of Edison, Ohio; her maternal grandfather James Paxton of Findlay, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. 
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.   [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Elmer M. Maness 
Funeral services for Mr. Elmer Muriel Maness, 71, resident of Bartlesville, and former resident of Kansas City, Kansas were held at 2:00 PM on Monday in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Kansas City, Kansas under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. 
Mr. Maness is survived by his wife Goldie Maness of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; three sons Elmer Leland Maness and his wife Vickie of Hutchinson, Kansas, Danny Odell Maness and his wife Mary J. of El Dorado Springs, Missouri and Michael Eugene Maness of Texas; two daughters Judy Wilson and her husband Bobby of Ft. Worth, Texas and Sharon Sue Goodman and her husband Roy of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; three step-sons Lonnie Taylor and his wife Linda of Kansas City, Kansas, Steve Knapp and his wife Sandria of El Dorado Springs, Missouri and Bradley Knapp and his wife Judy of Tonganoxie, Kansas; one step-daughter Goldie Margaret Shaw of Olathe, Kansas; his twin brother Delmer Burl Maness and his wife Joann of Valiant, Oklahoma; two sisters Dorothy Laverne Jackson and her husband Joe H. of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Hazel J. Miller of Bartlesville; thirty-nine grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; twelve nieces and nephews. Mr. Maness was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers Hubert Lee West, Odell West, Aubry Gene Maness and James Maness one brother-in-law James R. Miller; two stepdaughters Ramona Marie Knapp and Marilyn Rose Knapp and one grandchild Dana Marie Maness. 
Graveside services and interment were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.   [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Rosa L. Murray 
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lee (Ware) Murray, age 98, a native of Pawhuska and a longtime resident of Bartlesville, were held 1:00 p.m. Monday in the Colonial Chapel of the Neekamp Funeral Home. Rev. Gary Hagan, pastor of the First Christian Church, presided the services. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Murray is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Virginia Murray of Bartlesville; a granddaughter, Susan Ketterman of Tulsa; and great-grandson, Kit Ketterman. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lee Murray; three brothers, David A. Ware, Henry Ware and Jim Ware; and four sisters, Julia "Tody" Wells, Marie Standlay, Buelah Mae McKinney and Nancy Anderson.  [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Claudine R. Inman 
Mrs. Claudine Rosella (Coombs) Inman, age 64, a native of Bartlesville, died Thursday morning in the local medical complex. 
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Claudine Rosella (Coombs) Inman, age 64, and a native of Bartlesville, were held 10:00 a.m. Monday on the family plot of the Silverlake Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Dershem, pastor of the Rose Hill Community Church, presided the services. 
Services and interment were under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home. 
Survivors include her children, Rick Inman of Las Vegas, NV, Debra (Inman) Hodgins, and husband, J. R., of Jacksonville, FL, and Alan Inman, and his wife, Kimberly, of Copan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Earline (Coombs and Felix Silva and Norma (Coombs) and Dave Chapman, both of Bartlesville; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.   [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Lelah I. Herrington 
Funeral services for Mrs. Lelah Icle (Rhodus) Herrington, 78, wife of Kenneth O. Herrington and mother of Gary R. Herrington and Dean A. Herrington, who passed away on Wednesday, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the Memory Chapel of The Arnold Moore Funeral Residence. The Rev. Ralph O. Dershem was the officiant. Committal prayers and interment were directed in the Memorial Park Cemetery by The aRnold Moore Funeral Service. 
Casket bearers for Mrs. Herrington included Messrs. Stephen A. Herrington, Kevin B. Herrington, A. Dale McBride, Richard E. mcBride, David L. Smith, Jr. and Justin S. Majors. 
Surviving Mrs. Herrington are her husband, Kenneth O. Herrington, of the Bartlesville home; two sons, Gary Russell Herrington and his wife Sally and Dean Alan Herrington and his wife Deborah, all of Grove, Okla.; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Leola) Mitchell, Northville, Michigan and Mrs. Clarence E. (Willetta) McBride, Caney, Kansas. 
Mrs. Herrington was preceded in death by one sister, Marvell Rhodus and an infant brother, Robert Clay Herrington.   [Published Feb. 1, 1999]

Milo R. McClintock 
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Milo Ross McClintock, 91, who passed away on Friday in Tulsa, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday in White Rose Cemetery, Bartlesville. Rev. Ralph O. Dershem will be the officiant. Interment will be directed by The Arnold Moore Funeral Service. 
Mr. McClintock will lie in state in the Drawing Rooms of The Arnold Moore Funeral Residence where friends may call for their visitation until he is removed to the graveside for final rites on Tuesday afternoon. 
Mr. McClintock is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Kathy S.) Smith, Tulsa, Okla.; two granddaughters, Miss Kristi White, Wewoka, Okla., and Kandi White, Aransas Pass, Texas; and one great-grandson, Hunter Kyle Bertosen.   [Published Feb. 1, 1999] 


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