Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Clarence Elton Banning
Clarence Elton Banning, 77, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Tulsa.

Services, with Rev. George Boston and Rev. Virgie Calvert officiating, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Masham Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee.

Arrangements are under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1923, in the Watchorn area, Pawnee County, to Harley and Zella (Smith) Banning.

He married Elaine Venable Dec. 31, 1943, in Abilene, Texas.

He served in the Army from Sept. 1943 until Jan. 1946 in the European Theater.

In 1946 he moved to a farm in Pawnee County where he lived since.

He worked as a mechanic in Fairfax at Carroll Chevrolet from 1960 until 1972 and operated his own garage in Fairfax from 1972 until 1988. He retired in Jan. 1988.

He enjoyed working with his cattle, playing the fiddle and guitar and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was a member of the Masham Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent.

He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Harold Banning, and a sister, Dorothy Banning Malone.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Lina Vance and her husband, Jay, of Owasso; a son, Carl Banning and his wife, Wanda; grandchildren, Jeff Vance of Dallas, Jason Vance and his wife, Mindy, of Houston, Carla Banning and her husband, Robert, of Okinawa; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Aidan Allen, of Okinawa; sister, Deloris Robinson and her husband, Hubert, of Ponca City; brother Frank Banning and his wife, Willie, of Pawnee; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Masham Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 37, Pawnee, Okla. 74058.


Shirley Lofton Wiggs Shimonek
Shirley Lofton Wiggs Shimonek, 62, Hennessey, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid.

Memorial services are scheduled for Shirley Shimonek at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Church in Hennessey. Funeral services will be under the direction of the Cordry/Gritz Funeral Home of Hennessey.

Shimonek was born Nov. 24, 1937, to Robert and Estella Lofton in Hennessey. She married Richard E. Wiggs Feb. 5, 1957, in New Mexico. She later married Danny Shimonek in Las Vegas, Nev. and they made their home in Hennessey and have since resided. She worked for the city of Hennessey, Hennessey School System and part-time at the Easy Stop.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, two sisters, Bonnie Lofton and her husband Bill Cole, Kansas; Betty Lofton and husband Art Daugherty, Stillwater; one brother, Bobby and wife Pauline Lofton; one son, Richard Wiggs and wife Carrie, Waukomis; three daughters, Pam Wiggs and husband Butch Gay, Cushing; Robin Wiggs and husband Shane Trotter, Hennessey; Alesha Wiggs, Stillwater; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. 

Lawrence F. Alexander
Cushing resident Lawrence F. Alexander, 69, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home.

Services, with Pastor Wendy Heffington presiding, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Cushing.

Private interment will be prior to the service at Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery east of Cushing.

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1930, in Amorita to Joseph and Vida Williamson Foltz Alexander..

He married Fern Cody on Feb. 4, 1956.

He served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Chaffee, Ark., and in Germany. He was a supervisor in the Cushing Southwestern Bell Telephone office and retired after 40 years with the company.

He loved boating, camping with the Good Sams Club, fishing and loved his family.

He was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, Lloyd Fullington.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by four daughters, Wren Morefield, Anne Paige, Sandi Tollette and April Newman; three brothers, Steve Alexander, Darrel Williamson and Ronnie Williamson; two sisters, Charlene Thompson and Lois Bruce; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Forms may be obtained at Palmer Funeral Home in Cushing.


Dorcas Maurine Delano
Former Stillwater resident, Dorcas Maurine Delano, 73, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2000, at HealthSouth Rehab Hospital in Tulsa.

Services with Pastor Wayne Sanmann officiating, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Covington, Tenn., on Sept. 19, 1926, to Rev. and Mrs. Sidney Warren Owen.

In 1949, she married Billy A. Delano, who was stationed with the Navy in Tennessee, in Hernando, Miss. He died on Sept. 30, 1993.

The couple moved to Stillwater in 1950, where she worked at Hearthstone as a nurse's aide, as a housekeeper at Tri Delta and as a private duty nurse at Westhaven Nursing Home.

She loved working alongside her husband, who owned a private sanitation company, and enjoyed collecting sea shells, and working with arts and crafts, puzzles, making earrings and needle crafts.

She was also an avid reader.

She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, one brother and a grandson, Jody Pate.

Survivors include four sons, Billy O. Delano and his wife, Carla, of Oklahoma City, Vance T. Delano and his wife, Nelda, of Killeen, Texas, Andy J. Delano, of Stillwater, and Tim W. Delano, of Killeen, Texas; three daughters, Brenda L. Pate, of Tulsa, Hazel A. Pendergrass and her husband, Ronnie, of Perkins, and Katie Maurine Jarvis and her husband, Terry of Broken Arrow; 14 grandchildren, Bruce Delano, Jenni Delano, Stephanie Delano, Kelly S. Pate, Lisa Tuckwood and her husband, Brian, J.R. Delano and his wife, Mary, Randy Pendergrass and his wife, Tosha, Rebecca Pendergrass, Kristopher Jarvis, Nicholas Jarvis, Jeffry Lee Delano, Christina Delano, Jennifer Delano and Andrew Delano; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Anita Price, of Coldwater, Miss. and Warrene Koonce and her husband, Jeff, of Covington, Tenn.

Roscoe E. Bailey
Roscoe E. Bailey was a loving husband and father who enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.

He died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the Yale Nursing Home at the age of 71.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Perkins Church of the Firstborn with Brothers Roger Lane and Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkland Cemetery at Parkland under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

The son of the late Owen Jasper Bailey and Lula Mae Cox Bailey, Roscoe was born May 5, 1929, in Davenport. He was reared and educated in the Davenport area.

He married Daphne Tinnie July 10, 1956, in Drumright. The couple had lived in several different cities before coming to Cushing in 1963. She predeceased him Feb. 7, 1991.

Roscoe had worked as an oilfield unit operator, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the Perkins Church of the Firstborn.

He was predeceased by his parents, wife, one son, Thomas Bailey, two sisters, Mona Woods and Ann Young, and one grandson, Greg Bailey.

He is survived by two children, Roscoe E. Bailey, Jr., "Rocky," and his wife, Nancy, of Stillwater; one daughter, Donna Potter, of Stillwater; three brothers, Bob Bailey and Sherman Bailey, both of Davenport, and Clyde Bailey, of Michigan; one sister, Marie McElfresh, of Chandler; eight grandchildren, Eric Potter, Christy Potter, Debra Potter, Crystal Bailey, Bruce Bailey, Aaron Bailey, Tasha Boyle and Alicia Boyle; two great-grandchildren, Katrina Bailey and Cassidy Bailey; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Alma Jewel 'Pat' Anderson
Alma Jewel, "Pat" Anderson, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Rev. Bill Smith of the Orlando Christian Church officiating, will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born Sept. 13, 1933, in Orlando to James Arthur and Vadin Aaron (Stagner) Phillips.

She married Howard Forrest Anderson March 3, 1956, in Chandler.

She attended school in Orlando and worked at the Leachman Theater and Horton Cafe. After she was married she worked for IGA of Stillwater and Villa Theater. For many years she was an active member of the Orlando Christian Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed fishing and camping and was a volunteer at Stillwater Medical Center.

She was a member of the Christian Church of Orlando and was a housewife.

She was predeceased by her parents and four sisters.

In addition to her husband, of the home, she is survived by three sons, Steve and his wife, Margie, of Perkins, Arthur and his wife, Lovella, of Stillwater, and William and his wife, Leslie, of Mount Pleasant, Texas; one daughter, Debra Ann Bunny, of Stillwater; six grandchildren, Stefanie Chapell, of Stillwater, Courtney Baer, of Tulsa, Tia Robison, of Moore, Blake Aaron Anderson, of Cushing, Sarah Adeline Anderson and Hannah Nicole Anderson, both of Mount Pleasant, Texas; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cloye Bode, of Stillwater.

Pallbearers will be Steve Anderson, Arthur Anderson, William Anderson, Terry Axton, Blake Anderson and Dusty Bode.

Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <STRODEFH@AO>.COM>.


Edwin Louis Fick
Edwin Louis Fick, 87, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Linwood Nursing Center in Cushing.

Services, with Pastor Merlyn C. Lohrke presiding, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Laverne Morris will provide the prelude and postlude and will accompany the congregation singing "Amazing Grace" and "Be Still My Soul."

Interment will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends Monday at the Davis Funeral Home from 6-7:30 p.m.

He was born July 26, 1913, near Cushing to Louis Michael Fick and Christina Kosted Fick.

He married Mildred Iola Prescott April 26, 1936. The couple settled on a farm near the family home.

He was a life-long member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and was very active in the life of the church, serving as volunteer caretaker of the church grounds and the church cemetery. He was employed as a farmer and as a pipe line worker for Texaco Cities Service. He retired from Texaco Cities Service after 39 years of service and enjoyed fishing and keeping things in shape on the farm.

He spent many hours in volunteer work, helping others in the community.

He was predeceased by his parents; step-mother, Elsa Kluck Fick, who raised him; and brothers Martin and Herbert Fick.

In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by four children, James Fick, of Houston, Mary Ann McMurdo, of Perry, Mo., David Fick, of Oklahoma City, and Kenneth Fick, of Humble, Texas; son-in-law, Jim McMurdo; daughters-in-law, Gerrie, Ruth and Carol Fick; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma MaCiula and Louisa Nolan; two brothers, Henry and Melvin Fick; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Serving as casket bearers will be Emery Retherford, Charles Watkins, John Sims, Bob Dickinson, Rex Coyner and Arthur Gerfen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 730 East Cherry, Cushing, OK 74023.


C. Tom Holleyman
C. Tom Holleyman was an entrepreneur who owned Inhouse Solutions, Inc., and founded the American Coupon Co. He died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the age of 41.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond. Services are under the direction of the Baggerley Funeral Home, Edmond.

He was born Oct. 7, 1958, in Duncan to Charles and W. Mae Holleyman.

He married Kimberlee Nordhaus in St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 23, 1995.

He was a member of the Henderson Hills Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberlee, of the home; son Coleton Holleyman, of the home, and daughters Daireth Holleyman and Whitney Holleyman, both of Stillwater; his parents, Charles and Mae Holleyman, of Edmond; brother Greg Holleyman, of Edmond; and sister Daireth Headley, of Madison, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Edmond.


Lloyd Kenneth Cummings
Lloyd Kenneth Cummings won the state championship twice in the mile run in high school, and worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a forester.

He died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Tulsa at the age of 73.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church in Pawnee, with the Rev. James Eubanks, Bill Littlesun, Mary Fish and Willie Houston officiating. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Pawnee, under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

He was born June 8, 1927, in Pawnee to Harry Cummings and Eva Duncan Cummings. He graduated from Pawnee Public Schools in 1945, and excelled as an athlete in high school.

He married Lillie Realrider in Pawnee Dec. 18, 1955. They lived in Colorado, California, Washington, Montana, and New Mexico before moving back to Pawnee in 1987. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. While living in New Mexico, they also hosted a Christian TV Show in Albuquerque for three years.

He was predeceased by his parents, one son, Lawrence Cummings, four brothers, Raymond, Lowell, Wallace, and Ted Cummings, and two sisters, Adeline and Hazel.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie, of the home; son Lloyd Cummings Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughter Dr. Linda Cummings Horn and her husband, Jimmy, of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren Sena, Harris, and Sharlae Cummings, of Santa Fe, N.M., and Micah Horn, of Springfield, Mo.; sister Esther Heskett, of Pawhuska; brother Henry Cummings and his wife, Martha, of Tulsa; and nephews Douglas Gardipe, of Tulsa, Sam Gardipe, of New Mexico, and Francis Eaglechief, of Pawnee, plus numerous other nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.

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