Obituaries

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.

Tue
05
Jan

Margaret “Maggie” Gore

Margaret “Maggie” Gore was the daughter of Pauline and Claud Smith. She was born on December 30, 1933, and grew up in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Maggie enjoyed many activities in high school, especially basketball. She played the guard position and was quick on her feet. Maggie would eventually meet her future husband at one of her basketball games. After graduating from Sentinel High School, she married Byron “Barney” Gore on May 30th, 1954. At this time, her husband was serving as a Marine Naval Aviator pilot and they lived in Pensacola, Florida. She soon became a mother to Patsy Jo, and her second daughter, Crystal, was born in 1967. Maggie relished being a mother, and she attended many school activities in support of her children. Taking her daughter Crystal to livestock shows and rodeos were some of her favorite bonding activities. She later served as a substitute teacher in Mountain View, Oklahoma, then also worked at Robertson’s Curtain Factory in Cordell, Oklahoma.

Tue
05
Jan

Esther Maude Birckett

Esther Maude Birckett was born in the Florence hospital in Cordell, Oklahoma, on June 23, 1940, to Samford and Esther Anna Birckett. She went to be with the Lord on November 20, 2015, at the Borger Health Center, Borger, Texas. Esther grew up in Cordell and graduated with the Cordell Blue Devil class of 1958. During her life she lived in various locations, but, always considered Cordell her home town. Esther was employed for many years as a health care giver. She enjoyed many hobbies including reading, sewing, and embroidering special gifts for her family and friends. Her great love of pets brought great comfort and joy to her throughout her life.

Tue
05
Jan

Agnes Luttmer

Agnes Luttmer was born June 29, 1929, in Canute, Oklahoma, to Frances Catherine and John Henry Ziegenfuss. She passed away January 3, 2016, at Canute, Oklahoma, at the age of 86 years, six months and four days. Agnes grew up in Canute and attended Holy Family Schools. After leaving school she remained home and cared for her siblings and snapped cotton on the family farm. Agnes was married at the age of 18 to Walter Ben Luttmer at Holy Family in a double wedding January 20, 1948, along with her sister and Walter's brother. After their marriage, they moved to Littlefield, Texas, southwest of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, and Hammon, Oklahoma, before settling west of Canute in 1962, where they raised their family. Agnes volunteered her time at the Elk City Community Hospital where she was a service volunteer, drove the bus for St. Matthew Catholic School and worked for a local Canute retail store. She  was a member of the St.

Tue
29
Dec

Dedra Dawn (Owen) Grant

Dedra Dawn (Owen) Grant was born in Manchester, Connecticut, on December 25, 1965, and passed away on December 25, 2015, at the age of 50, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dawn attended school in Sentinel where she was a member of the Washita County 4-H, she showed sheep and played basketball. Dawn graduated from Sentinel High School in 1984. On August 1, 1986, Dawn and Bill were united in marriage in Wheeler, Texas. They raised their family in Sentinel where Dawn held several jobs. She worked for Corbin’s Northside, Big A Burger, Geralds, Cordell Memorial Hospital, Pearce’s Southside, FBC Nursery, Owned Dawns Diner, GA’s, volunteered on Sentinel Ambulance Service for numerous years. Dawn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sentinel. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her pride and joy Berkli Jo, planting flowers, Red Lobster, and ballgames.

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