Obituaries

Tue
28
Jul

Roy Clifford Feland

Roy Clifford Feland was born May 18, 1941, in Dill City, Oklahoma. He was the first born son of Raymond Clifford Feland and Clara Alice (Martin) Feland. Roy spent his early years in Oklahoma, until the family moved to California, during  his early school years. He graduated from Manteca High School in California in 1959. Roy joined the Navy on January  7, 1960, and served four years of active duty and two years in the reserves. He received an honorable discharge on January 7, 1966.  Roy married Kathleen Marie Overturf in 1966 and to this union two daughters were born. Darla Marie Feland Sharp and  Diana Lee Feland Carroll. He moved back to Dill City in 2003.  Roy was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Kathleen Bazaldua of Arizona in 2014, and his grandson, Jeffery ScottStroud in 2008.

Tue
28
Jul

Sharon Lynn Reimer

Sharon Lynn Reimer, 61, passed away July 20, 2015, at her residence. She was  born on July 8, 1954, to Leroy and Rallene (Watkins) Linstead in Hobart, Oklahoma. Sharon graduated from  Hobart High School and went on to receive a Bachelor  Degree from SWOSU in Education. In high school she was a  Worthy Advisor in Rainbows, went on to be a member  of Beta Sigma Phi, and was a member of the  Washington Street Baptist Church.  Sharon loved her job at Southwest Technology  Center in Altus, Oklahoma, where she had an integral  role in the development of the facility.  She was later united in marriage to Carl Reimer on  December 30, 1995. In 1977, Sharon was diagnosed  with diabetes. She received a kidney transplant in 2002, which led to her retirement.  Sharon was a shining light who never complained and  always had a smile on her face.

Tue
28
Jul

Maybelle Hulett

Maybelle Hulett, age 91, a resident of Gotebo, Oklahoma, passed away at the Elkview General Hospital in Hobart, Oklahoma, Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  Maybelle was born in Hobart, Oklahoma, on September  13, 1923 to H.E. Holmes and Effie Mae (Baggett)  Holmes. On June 9, 1941, she married the love of her life, Jesse  Earl Hulett, and together they had a son Larry Earl  Hulett. Maybelle was a member of the Gotebo First Baptist  Church and a United States mail carrier for over 32  years. She was thought of asa workaholic and the best  cotton chopper anyone had ever seen.  In her spare time, she always enjoyed watching  the Lawrence Welk Show. Her true passion in life was spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend who will be deeply missed.

Tue
21
Jul

Karol Kay Sewell

Karol Kay was born October 24, 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Alice Margaret Earnst and Charles D.
Tue
14
Jul

Gerald Leon Holland

Gerald Leon Holland died at his residence in San Angelo, Texas, on June 26, 2015. Hewas 86 years old. He was born on February   4, 1929, on the family farm in Cowden, Oklahoma, to Dolphus and Maude Holland. Leon received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954 fromOSU. He served as an officer in the Army Signal Corps in Germany from 1954 to 1956. Gerald Leon Holland After his military service he returned to OSU and obtained a PhD in ruminant nutrition with a minor in biochemistry, graduating in 1960. After graduation, he accepted a position as an animal science professor at an OSU extension in Ethiopia where he was soon promoted to head of the Department of Animal Science.In 1970, Dr. Holland became the first head of the Angelo State University Department of Agriculture and served in that position for 23 years. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph and Noel; and one sister, Jewel.

Tue
14
Jul

Marjorie Juanita Janzen Heinrichs

Marjorie Juanita Janzen was born March 5, 1936, to John and Katie Janzen. The youngest of ten children, Marjorie grew up on her parents’ farm northwest of Corn, Oklahoma.She recalled many fun times there with her sisters and brothers and their families. That home place and the creek nearby meant so much to her that when she had grandchildren later in life, she wouldrevisit her childhood memories by taking the grandkids there and telling them the stories of her youth. Marjorie first went to the country school near her home, and later attended Corn Public School, graduating in 1954. During her school years, Marjorie fell in love with a tall, dark-haired young man named Wallace Heinrichs. They were married on December 28, 1954. That day proved to be especially memorable for many reasons. A severe blizzard swept into western Oklahoma that day. People managed to arrive at the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church for the wedding and Marjorie Juanita Janzen Heinrichs reception.

Tue
14
Jul

Byron “Barney” Dale Gore

Byron “Barney” Dale Gore was born to Flora Mae and Noble Allan Gore on July 28, 1933,in Lake Valley, Oklahoma. Barney grew up in the Lake Valley community where he attended public school. After graduating from Lake Valley High School in May 1951, he attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He joined the military after two years of college to become a Naval Aviation Cadet, then traveled to Pensacola, Florida, to report for active duty. On May 28, 1954, he successfully accomplished six carrier landings on the USS Monterey. He became a Marine Naval Aviator pilot in 1954, an achievement he was very proud of. Barney soon married Margaret “Maggie” Smith, his high school sweetheart. He instructed other pilots while serving in the military, which led him to discover his  love for teaching.In 1958, he returned to Southwestern Oklahoma State Uni- Byron “Barney” Dale Gore versity, to finish his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and receive a minor in Math.

Tue
14
Jul

Nettie Rachel Holt Akers

Nettie Rachel Holt Akers, 96, died July 12, 2015. She was born July 27, 1918, at the home of her parents, Noah Gibson Holt and Anna Pauley Holt on their farm near Cloud Chief, Oklahoma.Nettie was the youngest of 12 siblings. She grew up in the country, enjoying riding horses and helping on their farm. She attended school at Cloud Chief and graduated from Cordell High School. Nettie then went to the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma, for two years after which she returned home to help care for her mother. She returned to school at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. In 1940, she married William(Bill) F. Akers of Cordell, Oklahoma.  They were in love and best friends for over 62 years,until his death in 2003. Bill and Nettie first lived in Chicago while Bill earned his Doctorate in Optometry, and then moved to Norman, Oklahoma,in 1942, where he started his first practice.

Tue
07
Jul

Byron (Barney) Gore

Byron (Barney) Gore, 81, of Cordell, died Monday, July 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in the Sharon Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Musick-Varner
Funeral Home.
Tue
07
Jul

Joe A. Dodson, Sr.

Joe, 91, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2015. The son of Benjamin Davis and Ruby Lee (Austin) Dodson, Joe was born May 20, 1924, in Cordell, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Joe was a soda jerk at Taylor Drug and played the clarinet in the Cordell High School Band.

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