Obituaries

Tue
03
Jan

Ralph Darvin Lee

When Ralph Darvin Lee of Carnegie, Oklahoma, was born on November 30, 1923, in Burlington, Iowa, his father, Cecil Lee, was 27 and his mother, Florence Cibby aka Kibby (Kinder) Lee, was 24. He had ten children with Lupe Appolline Ann "Polly" Marantos and one child with Mabel Loretta Davis. He had three brothers, S.T.,  Leon, and Jack Lee; four sisters, Mildred Lee, Hazel Lee, Darlene (Lee) Ford, and Doris 
Tue
03
Jan

Joe W. Spradlin

Joe W. Spradlin of Cordell went to be with his Heavenly Father December 29, 2016, at the age of 72. He was born in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Douglas and Weona (Bonds) Spradlin. Joe attended school in Dill City and attended college in Oklahoma and California. In 1966, Joe enlisted into the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Tue
27
Dec

Ronald B. Piercey

Ronald B. Piercey, Cordell, died on December 25, 2016, at the age of 85. Funeral services are pending under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home of Cordell, Oklahoma.

 

Tue
27
Dec

Archie Gene Flaming

Funeral services for Archie G. Flaming, 88, Corn resident, were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in the North Side Church of Christ in Cordell, Oklahoma, officiated by Kenneth Jones.

Burial followed in the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Archie Gene Flaming was the second son born to Otto and Marianna (Penner) Flaming on June 20, 1928, on the River Farm which was two miles north and two mile east of Cloud Chief, Oklahoma.

He passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016, in the Corn Heritage Village in Corn, Oklahoma.

Archie was raised in Cloud Chief and walked two miles each way to attend Grandview School where he learned to speak English, because his parents used Plautdietsch (Low German) in the home.

He had many good times during the summer in the big swimming hole on the Washita River.

Tue
27
Dec

Grace Genevra Luekenga

Funeral services for Grace Genevra Luekenga, 86 yearold Colony, Oklahoma resident, were held Monday, December 26, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., in the Colony Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

Grace Genevra (Richmond) Luekenga was born in Burns Flat, Oklahoma, on September 9, 1930, to H.W. and Marjorie “Midge” (Hawkins) Richmond. She passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, at Corn Heritage Village in Corn, Oklahoma.

Grace moved to Colony at the age of three and was raised in the Colony area. She attended school in Colony.

Grace had fond memories of mixing and baking cakes with her mother and grandmother Grace.

She also liked to reminisce about riding into town with her daddy in a horse drawn wagon, and later in a Model A Ford.

Grace married her sweetheart, Loy Luekenga in Dill City, Oklahoma, March 7, 1948.

Tue
20
Dec

Gregory Alan Cooksey

Gregory Alan Cooksey was born January 9, 1970, and went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2016. Greg was born to the late Billy Wayne Cooksey and Kathern Darline Cooksey. He grew up for awhile in Atoka, and later the family moved to Oklahoma City. At the age of 17 Greg joined the Army where he served for five years. Greg learned to play drums, bass and acoustic guitar. He was a jack of all trades, working all kinds of jobs. While working at the Hobart Sale Barn, he was kicked by a cow and became disabled, leaving him unable to work. In 2001, Greg met his soul mate and best friend, Alma Srock, they were later married on March 21, 2003. Greg was a fun loving and happy go lucky kind of guy, who never met a stranger. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, fishing and just hanging out with his friends and family. Greg was the happiest when his nieces, nephews, and grandchildren were around. He will be loved and missed by a host of family and friends.

Tue
20
Dec

Jeffrey Glenn Kupka

Jeffrey Glenn Kupka was born September 7, 1964, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Viloa Dorothy and Gerald Wayne Kupka. He passed away December 17, 2016, at Canute, Oklahoma, at the age of 52 years, three months and ten days. Jeffrey was a loving husband and father. His family was his pride and joy. He worked in the oilfield for many years and purchased his own truck and founded Kupka Trucking. Jeffrey graduated from Canute High School in 1982. He worked construction and then moved into trucking. He met the love of his life, Julie Spitz, and they were married on June 23, 1989. After their marriage they lived in Canute for four years and moved to the farm south of Canute in June of 1993. He was preceded in death by his father, two uncles, two nieces, one nephew, and one brother-in-law.

Tue
13
Dec

Eleanor Williams

Eleanor Williams of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born August 2, 1935, in Geary, Oklahoma, to Enos and Etta Lucille (Copeland) Zweiacher.

She peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, at her home surrounded by family, on December 6, 2016, at the age of 81.

Eleanor attended school and graduated high school from Geary, Oklahoma.

On June 27, 1954, Eleanor married the love of her life, O.H. Williams, at the Mennonite Church in Geary.

In 1968, O.H. and Eleanor moved their family to Cordell.

Eleanor loved to garden. If friends or family needed to find her they knew to always check the garden first.

Tue
13
Dec

Reta May Wagner

Reta May (Wrather) Wagner passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at South Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Reta was born in Elk City, Oklahoma, on February 2, 1946, to Wayne Eugene Wrather and Bonita Faye (Taliaferro) Wrather.

She married Robert “Bob” Wagner on July 21, 1963. Bob and Reta raised their three children in Piedmont, Oklahoma.

After living in California, Hawaii, Florida, Washington D.C., and finally Bermuda, Bob and Reta retired and worked a small ranch in Gore, Oklahoma.

Reta worked as a secretary in the early years of their marriage and later was a homemaker.

After the kids left for college, Reta enjoyed working as a florist.

She enjoyed her family, friends, reading, flowers, and crafts. While the kids were in 4-H, Reta was very busy as a 4-H leader, and helping the kids with their projects and animals.

Tue
06
Dec

Travis Ray Teel

Travis Ray Teel was born April 10, 1922, to Willis H. and Rosa E. Kimmel Teel, in Cordell, Oklahoma. He attended school in Port, Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942- 1944. Travis married Lilly Durland September 15, 1943, and to this union was born one daughter, Vickie Lou. Lilly passed away in 1949. Travis married Vena Werhan on May 17, 1951. Travis and Vena had two boys, Gary Dean and Mark Wayne. Travis farmed for more than 50 years in the Retrop, Chickasha, and Dill City areas. He also worked at the cotton compress in Chickasha for a number of years. Travis was a member of the Plains Avenue Church of Christ and served as an elder for many years.

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