Obituaries

Tue
19
Jan

Nita Jean Phipps

Nita Jean Sipes Phipps was born on November 15, 1932, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Austin Eugene and Verna Anita (Kirschner) Sipes and passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the age of 83 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nita was raised in Cordell and attended Cordell schools, graduating from Cordell High 
Tue
19
Jan

Lessie Dora Mayfield

Lessie Dora Mayfield was born April 6, 1932, in Smithson Valley, Texas, to Hardy and Bula (Stephens) Wren and passed away January 14, 2016, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 83. Lessie was raised in Washita County, attending school in Foss and Cordell.
Tue
19
Jan

Steve England

Stephen Lynn England was born March 14, 1950, to Millard Oral England and Joye Golda (Hadley) England in Cordell, Oklahoma, and passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Union, Nebraska. Steve was raised in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School in 1968. He continued his education at Southw
Tue
12
Jan

Glenna Taylor

Glenna Taylor was born on August 27, 1940, to Woodrow and Muriel (Evans) Ragland in Hobart, Oklahoma, and passed away January 3, 2016, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. She was raised in the Cloud Chief and Lake Valley communities and attended school in Cloud Chief. Glenna and Frank Taylor were married on December 26, 1957, in Hobart, Oklahoma, at the Methodist Church. They lived in Hobart until 1965, and then moved to North Powder, Oregon, where they worked on a ranch. Glenna and Frank moved their family back to Oklahoma, in 1969, then to Wyoming, and finally moving back to Oklahoma, in the early 1980’s. After Frank’s retirement they moved to Glenna’s family farm in the Cloud Chief Community in 1998, where they built a home. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She also enjoyed growing her roses. She enjoyed doing craft projects and spending time visiting with friends and family.

Tue
12
Jan

Elvera Schmidt

Elvera Schmidt was born November 3, 1927, at Cordell, Oklahoma, to Theodore H. Kliewer and Bertha Heidebrecht Kliewer. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 7, 2016, at the age of 88. Elvera grew up in Cordell, attended Cordell Schools and Corn Bible Academy. Her family attended Sichar Mennonite Church northeast of Cordell in the country. She loved to go to church. It was not only a place of worship, but also the place to visit together. Elvera was eight years old when she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior with her mothers guidance. She attended Catechism at church and was baptized on her profession of faith at 12 years old. Elvera married Louis Schmidt on August 8, 1947, in the Herold Mennonite Church where they have been active members since. Her many ministries in the church included pianist, organist, choir director, Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher and she especially loved Women In Missions.

Tue
05
Jan

Patricia "Pat" Woolf

Patricia "Pat" Woolf was born June 1, 1935, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Opal A. and Robert Lewis. She passed away December 29, 2015, at Amarillo, Texas, at the age of 80 years, six months and 28 days. Pat grew up in Cordell, Oklahoma, where she attended school. She was married to Bruce Woolf her junior year of high school, on December 12, 1952. That next year she graduated from Cordell High School and followed her husband's job throughout western Oklahoma, until 1965 when they settled in Hammon, Oklahoma. While in Hammon, Pat worked for the City of Hammon as a secretary and never missed one of her children's basketball games. In 1997, she retired and they moved to Elk City where they made their home. Pat was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elk City and enjoyed making quilts, sewing and watching Thunder basketball. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Opal Lewis; husband, Bruce Woolf; and one sister, Karen Stevenson.

Tue
05
Jan

Michelle Dawn (McMillin) Adkins

Michelle Dawn (McMillin) Adkins was born to the late Jimmie D. McMillin and Zoe (Sims) McMillin, of Cordell. She passed way December 28, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico Michelle was the youngest of their five children and grew up in Cordell, and attended Cordell schools. Michelle and Gary Adkins were married on February 13, 1988, in Cordell. To this union one son, Grey Derek Adkins, was born. Grey was the highlight and number one triumph of Michelle’s life. She loved and valued her role as Grey’s mother. She was so incredibly proud of the man he grew up to be and the family he created. Mi chelle’s eyes sparkled when talking about Grey, his wife and their three sweet children. Michelle was preceeded in death by her father, Jimmie D. McMillin; sister, ZoAnne (Mc- Millin) Britton; and brother Michael McMillin all of Cordell.

Tue
05
Jan

Janice L. Brown

Janice L. Brown, 70, died on October 2, 2015, at the Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas, following a brief illness. Jan was born February 8, 1945, in Revere, Massachusetts, and spent her childhood in Texico, New Mexico. She graduated from Texico High School in 1962. Jan’s father, John Adams, taught High School in Texico. Her mother, Ruby, worked at Rip’s Western Wear. Jan moved to Willcox, Arizona, in 1975. She raised her two children in Willcox, and was a Service Center Clerk at Valley Telephone for many years. Jan was very active and enjoyed playing softball and tennis. She retired to Cordell, Oklahoma, in 1994, and made many friends in the community. She moved to Olathe, Kansas, in August, 2015. Jan is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Randy) Smith of Olathe, Kansas; her son, Brian (JJ) Brown of Willcox, Arizona; her brother, Richard Adams; four granddaughters; two nieces; and three nephews.

Tue
05
Jan

Glenna Taylor

 Glenna Taylor of Cordell died at the age of 75, on January 3, 2016. Services are pending with Musick- Varner. 
Tue
05
Jan

Wileta Myers

Wileta Myers of Dill City died at the age of 91, on January 3, 2016. Services are pending with Musick- Varner.

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