Obituaries

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24
Mar

Alfred Bishop Knight

Alfred Bishop Knight was born on January 6, 1920, in Dill City, Oklahoma, to Earl M. Knight and Minnie Belle (Bishop) Knight. Al passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the age of 95. A Tulsa attorney for more

Tue
24
Mar

Barbra Jean Ellison

Funeral services for Barbra Jean Ellison, 81, Lawton, were held Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Olivet Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma, with Pastor George C. Malloy of Heaven Way Apostolic Church, Lawton, officiating. Mrs. Ellison passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at her home. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home. She was born June 25, 1933, in a half-dugout in Dill City, Oklahoma, to John Stewart and Candis Mae “Dolly” (Baker) Cain. Barbra was one of seven children. She married Major (Retired) Robert D. Ellison on February 2, 1957, in Lawton. He passed away December 26, 2003. She started working for the Vernon Company in 1975, was manager from 1983, until 1993, and was Senior Account Executive with over six million dollars in sales at the time of her death.

Tue
24
Mar

Lucy Helen Jane Bartel

Lucy Helen Jane Bartel was born October 9, 1937, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Weatherford Regional Hospital. Her parents were Ewald

Tue
24
Mar

Donna Sue Skelley

Donna Sue Skelley was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 19, 1940, to Paul and Ruth (Porter) Kissinger. She departed this life on Friday, March 20, 2015, in Elk City, Oklahoma, at the age of 74. Donna went to school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she graduatedfrom Edison High School in 1958. After graduation, she continued her education at Oklahoma State University, where she studied Business. While at Oklahoma State
University, she met and married her husband of 43 years, Gomer Skelley. After graduation from college, Gomer and Donna moved to Rocky, Oklahoma, to help with the Skelley family farming operation.

Tue
17
Mar

Glen Wayne Ringo

Glen Wayne Ringo, of Mustang, Oklahoma, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on, Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born on November 3, 1943, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Rex and Dovie Ringo. Glen attended school at Dill City, Oklahoma, and Yuma, Arizona, and graduated from Dill City, Oklahoma in 1962. He attended Draughn’s Business School and received a degree in computers. He served the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. Glen retired in 2006, after working for Dayton Tires for 36 ½ years. He married Iva Ann Catlett on August 1, 1965, and they were married for 49 years seven months and 12 days. Glen and Iva have one son, Scott Ringo and wife Kim of Mustang, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Tue
17
Mar

Naemi Gossen

Naemi Gossen was born on July 14, 1925, to Cornelius and Anna (Thiessen) Bergmann of Corn, Oklahoma, and passed away early Tuesday, March, 10, 2015, at the age of 89. Naemi spent her entire life
in Corn. There she attended Grand View School before transferring to Corn Bible Academy, where she graduated in 1943. In her youth, she accepted Jesus as her Savior, was baptized, and joined Corn Mennonite
Brethren Church where she remained an active and involved member for the rest of her life. It was her salvation that set the pattern for her life, living to serve others, just as Jesus would and encouraging her
family to do the same. On February 27, 1947, Naemi married Samuel Gossen, and together they started their homestead southwest of Corn on 80 acres. Together they farmed, did custom harvesting, ran a dairy

Tue
17
Mar

JoElla (Ma) Merkey

Graveside services for JoElla (Ma) Merkey, 88 year old Thomas, Oklahoma, resident, were held on Monday, March 16, 2015, in the Mound Valley Cemetery with David Beck officiating under the direction of
Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas. Ma was born on July 9, 1926, in Thomas, Oklahoma, to John and Nora (Penland) Murray, and died on March 12, 2015, in her home. She was raised in Thomas and attended school in Thomas and Cordell. Ma married Samuel Merkey and they made their home in Cloud Chief before moving to Thomas in 1955. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by four
sons, Kenneth Merkey and his wife, Margie of Edmond, Oklahoma, Larry Merkey of Thomas, Richard Merkey and his wife, Donna of Thomas, and Darrel Merkey of Thomas; one daughter, Margaret Holmes

Tue
17
Mar

Olen D. Berrong

Funeral services for Olen D. Berrong, 90, Clinton Businessman, were held Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Robin Palesono of Oklahoma City, and Chris Fields of the First Baptist Church. Burial concluded in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Olen Dean Berrong was born to Abbie and Cortez Fernando Berrong, on July 11, 1924, in Custer City, Oklahoma. Olen moved with his family to Clinton, in 1931, at the age of seven where he lived until his death on March 15, 2015. Upon graduation from Clinton High School in 1942, where Berrong excelled in track, he
was called into military servicewith the U.S. Army. He served with the Army in the European theatre during World War II returning home in 1946. On September 5, 1948, Olen married Dorothy Jones in Clinton,

Wed
11
Mar

Marvin Forest Humphrey

Marvin Forest Humphrey was born to George and Ivy McDonald Humphrey on February 19, 1921, near Fay, Oklahoma. In the late 1920’s, the family moved to Rocky, where George worked in the wheat and cotton
harvests. Marvin attended school through the seventh grade at the Lone Star Country School. He worked in farming, wheat harvest and did mechanic work for W.O. Cannon for many years. Marvin married Audrey Elliot on October 20, 1938. He was drafted into the Army in June of 1944, where he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He served as a foot soldier in the Pacific campaign with Company F, 2nd Battalion of

Wed
11
Mar

Jake Schneberger

Jake Schneberger was born May 1, 1979, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Mary and Patrick Schneberger. He passed away March 6, 2015, in Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the age of 35 years, 10 months and 5 days. Jake grew up in Burns Flat and graduated in 1997, from Burns Flat High School. He furthered his education at Oklahoma State University. During his time in Stillwater, he met Susan Cook and they were eventually married, after ten years of dating, on May 7, 2009, at the train station by a justice of the peace named Vinnie. Jake and Susan made their home in Moore, Oklahoma, where Jake was an entrepreneur and had many of his own usinesses including property management and Oklahoma Birds. Jake enjoyed working andspending time with his family, but his two loves in life were his wife and his son, Blake. In Jake's last few days he cherished traveling to Frontier City and Disney World and spending time with them.

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