Obituaries

Tue
06
Oct

Helen Faye King

Helen Faye King, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 9, 2015, in Roswell, New Mexico. She was born on December 25, 1926, to Earl Hudson and Dorothy (Jordan) Rhodes and raised in Spiro, Oklahoma. Helen had been a former longtime resident of Cordell, Oklahoma. She moved to Roswell, New Mexico, after the death of her husband, W.J. King. Helen retired as the church secretary of First Baptist Church of Cordell. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and spending time with family and friends.

Tue
06
Oct

J.A. Armitage Jr.

J.A. Armitage Jr. 93, formally of Mountain View, passed away at the Clinton Veterans Center on October 4, 2015. He was born in Cloud Chief on September 24, 1922, to J.A. and Nellie (Mealor) Armitage. J.A. was a farmer in the Mountain View area all of his life. He married Helen Faye Morris on November 14, 1942. To this union, two sons were born. On December 15, 1942, he went into the United States Army stationed at Fort Sill. J.A. was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mountain View.

Tue
29
Sep

Vera Schimmel

Vera Eloise Schimmel was born August 19, 1926, to Edwin George Horne and Alice (Rutherford) Horne in McLoud, Oklahoma.
Tue
22
Sep

Helen Adams

Helen Adams, age 85, passed away September 18, 2015, in a Yukon health facility. She was born to Frank and Alice Hatch on January 22, 1930, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Helen attended Cordell High School. She enjoyed sewing, baking, and quilting; donating many quilts to numerous people in need. Helen was a foster parent, giving love and a home to many children for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Alice Hatch; husbands, Wallis Wilmeth and George Adams, a son, Wesley Wilmeth; brothers Donald Hatch, Jay Hatch, Dennis Shelton, and Ed Shelton; and sisters, Audria Casey and Ruby Kitchens. Helen is survived by three sons, Roger Dale Wilmeth of Lone Wolf, Brian Wilmeth and Gretchen of Mustang, and Kelly Wilmeth of Dill City, Oklahoma; one daughter, Honey and husband Kenneth Adams of Deer Park, Texas; one brother, Bill Shelton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Tue
15
Sep

Oletta Jane Mandrell

Oletta Jane Mandrell was born on July 3, 1929, in Colony, Oklahoma, to Lester and Mary (Lewis) Klein, and passed away on September 12, 2015, in Elk City, Oklahoma, at the age of 86. Oletta attended school in Colony. After graduation she received a Bachelor degree in Education and taught English and Home Economics in Dill City for several years. On May 1, 1954, Oletta married Leland Mandrell, to this union three children were born. They made their home in Dill City where they raised their children. After her retirement Oletta was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, and spending time with her family and friends. She was very passionate about serving her Lord and doing church work. Oletta and Leland loved going to Port Aransas during the winter months.

Tue
15
Sep

Sandra Kay Williams Flax

Sandra Kay Williams Flax was born September 10, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and passed away September 4, 2015, in Andover, Kansas, at the age of 71. She attended school in and graduated from Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1963. Sandra moved to Sentinel, Oklahoma, in July of 1974, where she raised her family. She operated Sandy’s Beauty Shop in Sentinel for several years. Sandra was a cosmetologist and beautician. In the middle of the 1980’s Sandra and Don Flax moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. While living in Arizona Sandra started a new career. She began working for the Department of Corrections as a Correction Officer working her way up to the rank of Lieutenant. She was employed there for 18 years retiring in 2007. She received several accommodations with her favorite being “expert shot”. Troy always joked with his mom about not making her mad while she had her gun on.

Tue
15
Sep

Charlotte K. Sheffield

Charlotte K. Sheffieldwas born November 8, 1963, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Carolyn (Fitz) Steele, and passed away September 11, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charlotte attended school in Oklahoma City and graduated in 1982. She attended college and became a licensed Cosmetologist. She moved to Leedey to be closer to her family in the early 1990’s. Charlotte met Doug Shef-fieldand they married June 3, 1995, in Leedey, and then moved to Cordell, Oklahoma.  She worked many years for Ace Hardware in Cordell and Clinton where she was the Assistant Manager. Charlotte enjoyed reading, making jewelry, spending time with her family, going out to eat, and riding along with Doug on countless service calls.

Tue
15
Sep

A.C. Johnson

A.C. was born in Butler, Oklahoma, on March 5, 1928, to Walter and Lucinda (Brown) Johnson, and passed away September 10, 2015, in Dill City, Oklahoma at the age of 87. He was raised in Cordell, Oklahoma, where he attended school. A.C. married Betty Crabb on March 6, 1952, in Wheeler, Texas. He entered the Army that following June and served in the Korean War as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery man. After he served in the Army he and Betty moved to Dill City, Oklahoma. To this union four children were born, Connie Jean, Jimmie Ralph, Merle Ann, and Lisa Diane. They raised their four children in Dill City, Oklahoma. A.C. Johnson A.C. worked for many years as a builder and carpenter where he built many of the homes in the Dill City and Cordell communities, with his son Jimmie. Later, he worked for Washita County District 3 as a blade operator, retiring in the 1990’s. A.C. also served the community of Dill City as a volunteer firefighter for many years where he later retired.

Tue
15
Sep

Dacus Lavern Berry

Dacus Lavern Berry was born July 31, 1930, in the Lake Valley community, to George and Leone (Isbell) Berry. He passed from this life September 11, 2015, at the Cordell Christian Home. Dacus attended school in the Lake Valley and Cloud Chief communities through the eighth grade, finishing his high school education by correspondence at the age of 36. He went to work at age 14 at Jiggs Produce and Creamery. In 1949, he moved to California, and worked in the San Joaquin Valley on a grape ranch. In 1950, Dacus married Peggy June Ellis at Sentinel, Oklahoma, and they lived the first three years of their married life in California. In 1951, a son, Lavern, was born and a daughter, Wanelda in 1953. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1954, and he resumed work for Jiggs Botchlett at the turkey ranch where he worked for the next 23 years. Dacus went to work for the Farmers’ Cooperative Association in Cordell, in 1967, and remained in the grain elevator business until his retirement in 1996.

Tue
08
Sep

Louise Marie (Aachte) Wyatt

Louise Marie (Aachte) Wyatt was born September 23, 1928, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to William and Pearl Lee (Simmons) Aachte, Jr. and passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, at Weatherford Living Center. Louise was raised and attended school in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School. She earned her bachelor degree from Oklahoma State University in 1951. On August 22, 1948, Louise married Wesley K. Wyatt. She lived most of her life in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and attended the Presbyterian Church. Louise loved gardening, animals, especially her kitty “Sugar”, church activities, and making anything grow and stay alive. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Molly Louise Strickler; son, Dorian “Wade” Wyatt; and exhusband, Wesley Wyatt. She is survived by son-inlaw, Steve Strickler and wife, Laci and granddaughters, Hannah Grace and Ella June Strickler.

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