Obituaries

Tue
26
Jul

Wanda Cooper

Wanda Cooper, 62, of Sentinel, Oklahoma, passed away July 19, 2016, in Hobart, Oklahoma. She was born November 27, 1953, to Melvin and Bonnie (Guffee) Duke in Cordell, Oklahoma. Wanda married Gayle Cooper on January 16, 1987, in Vernon, Texas. She raised four children. For 22 years she served as the dog catcher in Sentinel, for 18 years she worked in home health, for Elkview,  and for five years she worked at Robertson’s Factory. Wanda also had a game room for many years and was known by many as "Big Moma". She is survived by her husband Gayle Cooper of the home; two sons, Cliff Turner and wife, Christy of Rocky, Oklahoma, and Mark Turner and wife, Velda of Cordell, Oklahoma; two daughters, Misty Neeley and husband, Tony of Dill City, Oklahoma, and B.B.

Tue
26
Jul

LaVern Howard Schmidt

LaVern Howard Schmidt, age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home in Mustang after a short period of failing health. He was born May 13, 1933 in Cordell, Oklahoma, to J.B. and Elsie (Heinz) Schmidt. LaVern proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He grew up in Cordell and was a graduate of Cordell High School where he was active in FFA. LaVern and his lovely wife, Ola Dean, moved to Oklahoma City in 1958, and to Mustang in 1963. He was an active member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church and was a carpenter and window builder/installer. LaVern was a gunsmith, loved to hunt and fish, and garden with his wife. He was known far and wide for his “common sense approach” to any problem. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Ola Dean in June of this year; one son, Gregory Lynn; and one sister, Florence.

Tue
26
Jul

Steven Dale Arganbright

Steven Dale Arganbright, 56, Gotebo, Oklahoma, passed away at his home at Lake Valley, Oklahoma, on June 29, 2016. He was born June 6, 1960, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Oran and Floyce (Eskew) Arganbright. In his younger years he enjoyed building and riding in his dune buggy. Steven loved going to the Little Sahara with his buddies and camping out and having fun. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles with his buddies. Steven, one of his best friends, and his cousin, Rick Eskew, were members of the Masonic Lodge and also were Shriner's Clowns together. Being a Shriner's Clown was very important to Steve. He graduated from Gotebo High School 1978. He served on the Gotebo Fire Department for several years and retired from the fire department as the Fire Chief. Steven was instrumental in building up the Gotebo Fire Department during his years as the Fire Chief. He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and the Mountain View Masonic Lodge.

Tue
19
Jul

Billie McKee

Billie McKee born October 13, 1924 to Roy and Fern (Wells) Logsdon, and passed away Monday July 18, 2016, at the age of 91. Billie grew up and attended school in Cordell, Oklahoma. She then attended college at Southwestern in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She married Trueman McKee on April 15,1944. They made their home in Cordell and had one daughter, Dianne. Billie and her mother, Fern, began a children's clothing store, "The Children's Shop", that Billie owned and operated for over 40 years. She was an active member of the Northside Church of Christ. Billie spent the last eight years in the Cordell Christian Home. She is survived by one granddaughter, Deanna Jakubiszyn and husband, Stefano of Lawton, Oklahoma; three grandsons, Billy Dawson and wife, Carre of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Tommy Dawson of Cordell, Oklahoma; and Bobby Dawson and wife Jami of Canute, Oklahoma; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah Pierce and Peyton Dawson.

Tue
19
Jul

Harold Kliewer

Harold Kliewer went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2016, at age 86. He was at his home in Cordell, Oklahoma, with family. Harold was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was married for 65 years to DeLoris (Nickel). Together they spent their life farming, raising a family and devoting their lives to God. Harold never wanted to retire from farming, the profession he loved so dearly. He was blessed to have shared this passion with his son Jim and grandson Craig, working side by side over many years. Harold lived in the Cordell area from birth to death, son of Theodore and Bertha (Heidebrecht) Kliewer. He was a member of the Harold Mennonite Church since he was a teenager. Harold served there for many years as a true trustee; he was also active in different committees in the church. In his younger years he was able to serve God through men's missions and helping others.

Tue
19
Jul

Dorothy Evelyn Hines

Dorothy Evelyn Hines, 89, Irving, Texas, passed away on July 16, 2016. She was born on July 7, 1927, to Edwin and Corine LeMaster. Dorothy grew up and attended school and graduated in Dill City. She met and married the love of her life, Richard S. Hines, in 1946. Dorothy loved being a mother and housewife, she also loved her job as a secretary at the Gulf Port Memorial Hospital. She is survived by one son, Richard Hines Jr., of Irving, Texas; and one sister, Dolly Thompson of Cordell, Oklahoma. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Hines; two sons, Darrell Keith Hines and Randall Scott Hines; and two sisters, Sybil Clayton and Madeline Chase. 

Tue
19
Jul

Barbara Kay Fry

Barbara Kay Fry, 79, of Fremont, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at the Bellevue Hospital. She was born February 19, 1937, in Cordell, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ferdinand and Norma Opal (Woodward) Pankratz. Barbara was a graduate of Cordell High School in Oklahoma. She formerly was an active member of the Eastern Star, and a lifetime auxiliary member of both the Eagles and Moose. She is survived by her two sons, Ron (Wendy) Fry of Fremont, and James (Jacqueline) Fry of Bellevue; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Pankratz of Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Ammon “Red” Fry whom she married on November 13, 1955, in Idaho; a daughter, Patricia Carter; and brothers, David Pankratz and Wallace Pankratz. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Foos Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 504 E. McPherson Hwy., Clyde.

Tue
19
Jul

Joyce Laverne Lockwood

Joyce Laverne Lockwood was born on April 27, 1928, to Naomi and William Campbell at their home in Port. She was the youngest of 13 children. She had three daughters Johnna Harrington and Patricia Duffield. Johnna gave her a grand-daughter, Shelley Fortin and Patricia Duffield gave her Penny Rose, who would become her daughter, Tammy Nichols and Jonnetta Johnson. She played a mother’s part to Tammy and Jonnetta. These children gave her many grandchildren, She worked her whole life and retired from the City of Cordell. She loved to go on country miles. She would always find a rock to bring home. Everyone that knew her loved her. Her motto was always to get up, clean up and start your day. She brought such joy to everyone of us. Her legacy is her children, who she called all her little chickens. She adored her big beautiful family. She was a person that never turned a person away, there was always room at Wawa’s house.

Tue
12
Jul

Billy Hamlett

Billy Hamlett, 72, of Hobart, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016. He was born on March 8, 1944, in Simpson, Oklahoma, to William Richard and Alma (Jackson) Hamlett. As a child he grew up around and attended schools in the Roosevelt area. Billy married the love of his life, Wanda Lee Gilley, on July 5, 1964 in Hobart, Oklahoma. They were married for 49 years, until she preceded him in death on May 23, 2014. Billy worked for Braun and Son Implement since 1965. He was a master versatile mechanic second to none. Billy is survived by three sons, Daniel Hamlett and wife, Tracy of Dill City, Oklahoma; David Hamlett and wife, Vickie of Hobart, Oklahoma; and James Hamlett and wife, Laurie of Hobart, Oklahoma; one daughter, Tammy Hamlett of Hobart, Oklahoma; three brothers, J.D. Hamlett; Delbert Hamlett and wife, Linda; and Floyd Hamlett and wife, Robin; one sister, Ann Maxey and husband, Randy; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Tue
05
Jul

Lynn Delbert Richey

Lynn Delbert Richey, 92, of Cowden, Oklahoma, passed away July 1, 2016. He was born on March 1, 1924, in Agawam, Oklahoma, to Jeffrey H. Richey and Sallie Mc-Clellan Richey. Delbert lived most of his life in the Cowden community where he met and married the love of his life, Laura Etta Woodruff on March 17, 1945. His occupation was farming, but he also ran the Cowden Co-Op Station for 26 years. Delbert was a World War II Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger. He will be remembered for his deep love of family and friends.

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