Obituaries

Tue
26
May

Norman O’Halloran

Norman O’Halloran was born on April 5, 1926, and passed away on May 16, 2015. He was a native of Cordell, Oklahoma, graduating high school in 1943. He served in the Army and Army Air Corps and as a member
of the Army of Occupation in Japan. Norman attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) using the G.I. Bill, married Barbara Alice Hopper on June 3, 1949. He graduated in January, 1952, with a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Norman’s business career panned four decades beginning in Oklahoma City, in various hotel and club management

Tue
19
May

Walter Jerry “Slick” Jones

Walter Jerry “Slick” Jones was born on September 27, 1929, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Woodrow Rumsey and Allie Frances (Conner) Jones. He went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2015, at the age of 85.

Tue
19
May

Jerry Lee Shields

Jerry Lee Shields was born on October 29, 1941, in Yuma, Arizona, to Marion Earl and Mamie Alene (Patterson) Shields. Jerry passed away on May 12, 2015, at his home. He was raised in Lake Valley, attended school and graduated there. After graduation he attended Southwestern College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Jerry worked many years for the Dolese Rock Quarry in Granite, Oklahoma. He farmed many years in the

Wed
13
May

Walter Jones

Walter Jones, 85, Cordell, died May 10, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cordell under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home

Wed
13
May

Mildred Millie Harsh

Mildred Millie Harsh was born on June 20, 1920, in Odell, Oklahoma, to William Marcus and Lizzy (Lovell) Murray. Millie went to meet the Lord on May 7, 2015, at the Cordell Christian Home in Cordell, Oklahoma. She lived in California before retiring and moving to Cordell. After retirement Millie did volunteer work in several businesses. Millie was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two sisters; one brother; one daughter, Lola Brey; and three grandchildren.ray of California, and Norman Murray of Colorado; thirteen grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and a host of dear family and friends. Millie’s family would like to thank all the nurses, doctors, and staff at the Cordell Christian Home for their care and kindness to Millie. Funeral services for Millie Harsh are pending for a later date with Musick-Varner Funeral Home of Cordell

Wed
13
May

Joe Wilmeth

Joe Max Wilmeth was born May 6, 1935, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Thurman and Hattie (Lowe) Wilmeth. Joe attended school in Cordell, and graduated in 1952, from Cordell High School. He then attended college at Southwestern in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where he obtained a degree in history. Joe taught History, was a school counselor, and coached football in various school districts in Oklahoma and Kansas until, 1971. During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Joe operated the Loftonian Restaurant and Motel in Cordell. After his stint at the Loftonian, Joe spent many years as a Director/Counselor of several Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Southwest Oklahoma. Joe enjoyed fishing and was an avid OU fan. He also enjoyed spending time and visiting with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Wed
13
May

Velma Ruby Hoock

Velma was born to Jacob I. and Margaret (Reimer) Johnson on February 24, 1924, in Felt, Oklahoma. She passed away in Corn Heritage Village Apartments in Corn, Oklahoma, on Friday, May 8, 2015. Velma was a sister to Marvin, who was born in 1922, and Harvey, who was born in 1931. Jacob Jr. passed away at the age of one and a half years when Velma was seven. After living in the dusty panhandle, the Johnson family moved to the Corn community in 1931. Velma accepted the Lord as her personal Savior while in junior high school and was baptized in Siemen’s pond. She attended school in Corn and graduated from Corn High School in 1943. Velma would work many long and hard hours for her parents in the Johnson Grocery and Meat Market. While working in the market, she caught the “eye” of John Hoock, who was working for Gene Hamm at his gas station across the street from the grocery store.

Wed
13
May

Mary Jane Cox

Mary Jane Cox was born on November 23, 1953, in Sumter, South Carolina, to Minnie Lou and Page Albert Sparks. She passed away on May 6, 2015, in Clinton, Oklahoma, at the age of 61 years, five months and 13 days. Mary grew up moving around the United States while her father was in the U.S. Air Force. She spent her high school years in Lawton, Oklahoma, graduating from Lawton Eisenhower in 1972. After graduation, she began attending college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she met, and was eventually married to, Terry Dean Cox in Dill City, Oklahoma, on February 3, 1973. Mary and Terry made their home in Dill City, Oklahoma, where she ran a childcare service and was a stay-at-home mother until her children began school. She began working for Burns Flat schools as a paraprofessional working with children with special needs. In 2001, Mary returned to Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 2004.

Tue
28
Apr

Michael Allen Jackson

Michael was born in Bryan, Texas, to George and Dixie (Bateman) Jackson on February 27, 1958, and passed away April 12, 2015, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 57. He was raised in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Honey Grove, Texas. He attended Honey Grove High School, graduating from there in 1976. Michael then attended East Texas State University, graduating in 1980, with a BS Degree in Business. On September 14, 1991, Michael married the love of his life Marla Kilgore in Estes, Colorado. They moved to Cordell, Oklahoma, in 2011, to be closer to family throughout the United States. In 1996, Michael and Marla founded Brazos Associates Inc. This company is a regulatory consulting firm for environmental chemical research firms throughout the US. Michael enjoyed spending time outdoors golfing, fishing, and hiking. He loved spending time in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Outdoor landscape photography was a very enjoyable hobby.

Tue
28
Apr

Bruce McKinley Welch

Bruce McKinley Welch, age 56, a resident of Willow, Oklahoma, passed away at the Elkview General Hospital in Hobart, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Bruce was born in Tularosa, New Mexico, on September 29, 1958, to Vernon McKinley Welch and Mildred F. (Bingham) Welch. Bruce was raised in La Luz, New Mexico, and later moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, with his family in 1973. He graduated from Velma Alma High School in 1976. He enjoyed gardening, old cars, truck driving, and spending time with his family and friends. On September 6, 1980, he married the love of his life, Brenda Annette Neece at Prairieview Baptist Church Elk City. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dill City. Bruce was a devoted husband, father, and friend who will be deeply missed. He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jamie Welch; and father-in-law, Glen Neece.

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