Obituaries

Tue
14
Oct

Darrell Gene Trissell

Funeral Services for Darrell G. Trissell, 65, former Clinton educator, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014, in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Terrell Mitchell, Rev. Doug Lewis and Rev. Chris Fields. Burial will conclude in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, under the direction of the Kiesau- Lee Funeral Home in Clinton. Darrell Gene Trissell was born December 3, 1948, to Russell D. and Ann W. (Shelton) Trissell in Elk City, Oklahoma and passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, in the Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, Oklahoma. Mr. Trissell was raised in Washita County, in the Port area. He attended his first 11 years of school in Port and graduated from Sentinel High school in 1967. He continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Education in 1971. Mr. Trissell was married to Bonnie Faye Franz on June 19, 1970, in Sentinel, Oklahoma.

Tue
14
Oct

Amelia Ann “Amy” Dickens

Amelia Ann “Amy” Dickens, 73, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, was born on September 3, 1941, in Whon, Texas. She is the daughter of Willie “Bill” and Addie (Bingham) Farris. Amelia passed away on October 8, 2014, at her residence in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Amelia met and married her best friend and sweetheart, Wyley H. Dickens on September 6, 1958, in Sunray, Texas. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2012. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends enjoying a good laugh. Amelia was a member of the Church of Christ in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Adam Wright officiated. Interment followed at North Burns Cemetery in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Services were under the direction of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma. Memorials can be made to the Frank C. Love Cancer Institute and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, 600 W.

Tue
14
Oct

Elmer Jacob Kroeker

Funeral services for Elmer Jacob Kroeker, 93 year-old Corn, Oklahoma, resident, were held Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church with Tim Sandy officiating. Burial followed in Corn Mennonite Brethren Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Elmer was born April 10, 1921, in Colony, Oklahoma, to Jacob and Mary (Zielke) Kroeker and passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the Corn Heritage Village of Corn, Oklahoma. Elmer was raised four miles east of Corn and attended rural schools and in 1940, graduated from Corn Bible Academy. On January 11, 1942, he married Luella Kliewer in the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church and they made their home east of Corn.

Tue
14
Oct

Ralph Huntsberger

Ralph H. Huntsberger was born in Pryor, Oklahoma, to Ralph Herbert and Leora (Lane) Huntsberger on May 16, 1947, and passed away October 8, 2014, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 67. Ralph lived in Texas and Oklahoma. He has been a resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, since the late 1980’s. He was a self employed carpenter for many years. Ralph enjoyed playing the guitar and loved to go fishing. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Ralph always had a joke to tell and loved to make people laugh and smile. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Survivors include daughters, Peggy Mack of Paris, Texas; Tonya Cook of Hobart, Oklahoma; Jody Agee of Cordell, Oklahoma; son, Tracy Huntsberger of Paris, Texas; sister, Jennifer Kernan of New Mexico, and brother, Mark Anthony of Muskogee, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of friends and family. Private family services were under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home of Cordell.

Tue
07
Oct

Margaret F. Carpenter-Pyron

Tue
07
Oct

Angela Marie LaFleur

Tue
07
Oct

Roy Eugene Hardwick

Roy Eugene Hardwick was born to JW and Omah (Eden) Hardwick, November 24, 1923, in Missouri and passed away September 30, 2014, in Sentinel, at the age of 90. As a child, Roy and his family moved to Washita County where he was raised. He attended school in Rocky, Oklahoma. On February 25, 1944, Roy joined the United States Navy during WWII. He served in the Asiatic Pacific as a Motor Machinist’s Mate Third Class and was Honorably Discharged May 20, 1946. Roy married Ms. Bettye Jean Cox on September 7, 1947, and they raised their family in Sentinel. He was a custom harvester and carpenter for many years. Roy and Bettye have been members of the First Baptist Church of Sentinel since 1949. He served as Deacon since the early 1950’s. Roy was on the building
Tue
07
Oct

Troy Haskell Eskew

Troy Haskell Eskew was born to William Henry and Jannie (Self) Eskew on August 8, 1947, in Cordell, Oklahoma and passed away September 30, 2014, in Seminary, Mississippi, at the age of 67. Troy was raised in the Gotebo and Lake Valley area, attending school in both of those communities and graduated from Gotebo High School. He was a Geophysicist Contractor for the oil and gas industry for many years and retired in 1993. Troy enjoyed raising AQHA Horses and received many rewards and recognition for his horses. He also enjoyed raising his cattle. Troy loved to garden and spend time outside. He was also a hunter. Troy married Sandra Stevens in 1964, and to this union three children were born. He later married Carol Landry in 1970, and to this union two children were born. In 1973, he married Patricia Mooney and three children were born to this union. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Tue
30
Sep

IraDean Botchlet

IraDean Botchlet was born to Ira and Amy (Holcombe) Dowdy, March 17, 1928, in Nashville, Arkansas, and passed away September 29, 2014, at the age of 86. As an infant IraDean and her family moved to Cordell, Oklahoma. She attended school in Cordell and graduated in 1946. IraDean attended college at Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. On November 4, 1949, IraDean married Coy Botchlet in Carlsbad, New Mexico. To this union one daughter was born, Beverly Botchlet- Smith. IraDean worked in the Washita County Assessor’s office for 34 years. In 1982, IraDean was the first woman elected as the Washita County Assessor. After retiring in April of 1993, she enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed attending the shows in Branson, Missouri. IraDean enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Coy Botchlet in 1997.

Tue
30
Sep

Cody Shawn Elston

Cody Shawn Elston, 42, of Sentinel, Oklahoma, was born to Denny Elston and Debbi Rozell on September 23, 1972, in Hobart, Oklahoma, and passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, near Amarillo, Texas, in a tragic oilfield accident. Cody had worked in the oilfield industry for many years. He was raised in Sentinel, Oklahoma, and graduated from Sentinel High School in 1991. He had a passion for baseball and played on the Sentinel State Baseball team in 1991. Cody was one of the best pitchers around. He attended Seminole Junior College on a baseball scholarship and later played baseball at Western State Junior College in Altus, Oklahoma. Cody loved his family and friends and was always willing to lend a hand, especially if it included hunting or fishing. He enjoyed spending time with family, hunting, fishing and watching sports. Cody loved his four legged pets with all his heart.

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