Obituaries

Tue
27
Sep

Mildred Laverne Janz

Mildred Janz was born February 1, 1931, in Cowden, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Ralph Finis and Juanita (Simpson) Jones. She was raised on the family farm in Cowden, during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, and graduated from Cowden High School. She married Lewie Janz on May 14, 1957, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Once married, they moved, first to Massachusetts, and then to Wichita, Kansas. Mildred gave birth to her two children, first Retta, and then Curtis. They moved from Wichita to Oklahoma City, and then to Tuttle, where they lived for 40 years. Mildred worked as both the secretary and a teacher’s aide at Tuttle Middle School for over 20 years. She cared for the school kids as her own and had wonderful co-workers, whose friendships she greatly treasured. Mildred was the true matriarch of her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren fiercely. She embodied the true meaning of a homemaker and took great pride in caring for her home and family.

Tue
27
Sep

Ronnie Woodard

Ronnie Woodard was born March 22, 1954, in Mena, Arkansas, to Mary Lee Kelley Coffey. He became the son of Bob Coffey on April 14, 1960, when Bob and Mary were united in marriage. Ronnie passed away on September 23, 2016, at his home in Gotebo, after a courageous 14-month battle with lung cancer. Ronnie moved to Gotebo when he was less than one year old. He graduated from Gotebo High School in 1972, and started farming and raising cattle in the Gotebo area in 1974. Ronnie was a Christian and felt blessed to be able to farm God's land and raise God's cattle. He enjoyed playing the guitar, the piano, and writing gospel songs. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Mary Coffey; and his brother-in-law Venoy Foust.

Tue
20
Sep

James McCarty Robertson

James McCarty Robertson died September 15, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 85. He was born January 11, 1931, to Reuben Boyd and Jewel McCarty Robertson on a farm south of Jenks, Oklahoma. He married Jo Ann Davis March 7, 1952, and to this union was born three children, Jim, Jr., Jane Ann, and Joyce Ann. Jim was a graduate of high school at Morris, Oklaho
Tue
20
Sep

Shirley Odessa Meeks

Shirley Odessa Meeks was born on April 5, 1942, at her home in Hydro, Oklahoma, to Frank Thomas and Lillie Artis (Lumpkin) Albert. She passed away at her home in Binger, Oklahoma, with her girls at her side, at the age of 74. Shirley attended Eakly High School, and moved to Binger where she has resided. She worked at Hollytex Carpet Mills in Anadarko, as a bookkeeper for Binger Farmers 
Tue
13
Sep

Patricia Ann Hardin

Patricia Ann Wilson Hardin entered this world March 23, 1945, to parents Winford Loran Wilson and Dorothy Garrison Wilson. She departed this world September 6, 2016. She grew up in the Golden Acres community in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Tue
06
Sep

John Allen Best

Tue
06
Sep

Delorise Jeanette Vail

Tue
06
Sep

Deborah Gail Johnson

Deborah Gail Johnson was born December 8, 1959, in Illinois, to Bill and Nelda (Weber) Hall. She passed away at the age of 56 in Cordell, Oklahoma. Debbie was very outgoing and lived her life for her boys.
Tue
30
Aug

Van Willis Hall

Van Willis Hall was born in Cogar, Oklahoma, on January 12, 1921, the fifth of six sons born to James and Jewel (Hyden) Hall.
Tue
23
Aug

Chauncey Allen Diffendaffer Jr.

Allen Diffendaffer, Jr. was born two and a half miles east of Rocky, on April 23, 1922, to Chauncey Allen Diffendaffer, Sr.

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