Obituaries

Tue
17
Mar

Glen Wayne Ringo

Glen Wayne Ringo, of Mustang, Oklahoma, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on, Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born on November 3, 1943, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Rex and Dovie Ringo. Glen attended school at Dill City, Oklahoma, and Yuma, Arizona, and graduated from Dill City, Oklahoma in 1962. He attended Draughn’s Business School and received a degree in computers. He served the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. Glen retired in 2006, after working for Dayton Tires for 36 ½ years. He married Iva Ann Catlett on August 1, 1965, and they were married for 49 years seven months and 12 days. Glen and Iva have one son, Scott Ringo and wife Kim of Mustang, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Tue
17
Mar

Naemi Gossen

Naemi Gossen was born on July 14, 1925, to Cornelius and Anna (Thiessen) Bergmann of Corn, Oklahoma, and passed away early Tuesday, March, 10, 2015, at the age of 89. Naemi spent her entire life
in Corn. There she attended Grand View School before transferring to Corn Bible Academy, where she graduated in 1943. In her youth, she accepted Jesus as her Savior, was baptized, and joined Corn Mennonite
Brethren Church where she remained an active and involved member for the rest of her life. It was her salvation that set the pattern for her life, living to serve others, just as Jesus would and encouraging her
family to do the same. On February 27, 1947, Naemi married Samuel Gossen, and together they started their homestead southwest of Corn on 80 acres. Together they farmed, did custom harvesting, ran a dairy

Tue
17
Mar

JoElla (Ma) Merkey

Graveside services for JoElla (Ma) Merkey, 88 year old Thomas, Oklahoma, resident, were held on Monday, March 16, 2015, in the Mound Valley Cemetery with David Beck officiating under the direction of
Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas. Ma was born on July 9, 1926, in Thomas, Oklahoma, to John and Nora (Penland) Murray, and died on March 12, 2015, in her home. She was raised in Thomas and attended school in Thomas and Cordell. Ma married Samuel Merkey and they made their home in Cloud Chief before moving to Thomas in 1955. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by four
sons, Kenneth Merkey and his wife, Margie of Edmond, Oklahoma, Larry Merkey of Thomas, Richard Merkey and his wife, Donna of Thomas, and Darrel Merkey of Thomas; one daughter, Margaret Holmes

Tue
17
Mar

Olen D. Berrong

Funeral services for Olen D. Berrong, 90, Clinton Businessman, were held Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Robin Palesono of Oklahoma City, and Chris Fields of the First Baptist Church. Burial concluded in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Olen Dean Berrong was born to Abbie and Cortez Fernando Berrong, on July 11, 1924, in Custer City, Oklahoma. Olen moved with his family to Clinton, in 1931, at the age of seven where he lived until his death on March 15, 2015. Upon graduation from Clinton High School in 1942, where Berrong excelled in track, he
was called into military servicewith the U.S. Army. He served with the Army in the European theatre during World War II returning home in 1946. On September 5, 1948, Olen married Dorothy Jones in Clinton,

Wed
11
Mar

Marvin Forest Humphrey

Marvin Forest Humphrey was born to George and Ivy McDonald Humphrey on February 19, 1921, near Fay, Oklahoma. In the late 1920’s, the family moved to Rocky, where George worked in the wheat and cotton
harvests. Marvin attended school through the seventh grade at the Lone Star Country School. He worked in farming, wheat harvest and did mechanic work for W.O. Cannon for many years. Marvin married Audrey Elliot on October 20, 1938. He was drafted into the Army in June of 1944, where he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He served as a foot soldier in the Pacific campaign with Company F, 2nd Battalion of

Wed
11
Mar

Jake Schneberger

Jake Schneberger was born May 1, 1979, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Mary and Patrick Schneberger. He passed away March 6, 2015, in Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the age of 35 years, 10 months and 5 days. Jake grew up in Burns Flat and graduated in 1997, from Burns Flat High School. He furthered his education at Oklahoma State University. During his time in Stillwater, he met Susan Cook and they were eventually married, after ten years of dating, on May 7, 2009, at the train station by a justice of the peace named Vinnie. Jake and Susan made their home in Moore, Oklahoma, where Jake was an entrepreneur and had many of his own usinesses including property management and Oklahoma Birds. Jake enjoyed working andspending time with his family, but his two loves in life were his wife and his son, Blake. In Jake's last few days he cherished traveling to Frontier City and Disney World and spending time with them.

Tue
03
Mar

Dr. Kathryn Ann Trissell

Dr. Kathryn Ann Trissell, 57, of Elk City, Oklahoma, was born on June 25, 1957, in Elk City, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Russell Dawes and Ann Winston (Shelton) Trissell. Kathryn went to be with her
Lord and Savior on February 27, 2015, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, Elk City, Oklahoma. She enjoyed University of Oklahoma Sports, traveling, music, fishing, and was a great cook. Kathryn was
a member of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association. She loved to play the piano and sing at the Antioch Christian Church. Kathryn was a graduate of Sentinel High School class of 1975. She then graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her undergraduate degree in Arts in December of 1979. In June of 1984, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine with her medical degree,

Tue
03
Mar

James F. Champion

James F. Champion of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 96. He was born to John and Edith Champion on October 25, 1918, in Selma, Alabama. James graduated from

Tue
03
Mar

Anna Lou Parks

Anna Lou Parks passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born at Rosebud, Texas, on June 12, 1924, to Erie Thomas and Mary Frances (Sommersfield) Mock. Anna Lou was the youngest with two brothers, Haskell and Irvin and two sisters, Dorothy and Earline. The family later moved to the Roosevelt, Oklahoma, area and the children attended Roosevelt Schools. She learned many skills in
Home Economics which were used extensively in later years with a farming household and sewing for the public. Anna Lou graduated in 1942, and the following year married R.E. Parks on August 7, 1943.
To this union two sons were born. Ronald in 1948, and Richard in 1952. The family lived on farms North of Rocky for many years. Anna was a farmer’s wife, gardening and canning. Anna Lou started to work

Wed
18
Feb

Harry Floyd Leppke

Funeral services for Harry Floyd Leppke, 83 year-old Corn, Oklahoma resident, were held Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Corn Mennonite Brethren Church, with Tim Sandy and Ken Gardner officiating. Burial followed in the Corn Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Harry Floyd Leppke was born January 11, 1932, in Corn, Oklahoma, to Ezra and Selma (Flaming) Leppke and passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Weatherford Regional Hospital. Harry was raised on a farm southeast of Corn and when he began attending Pleasant View’s one room schoolhouse, he only spoke German. He finished school at Corn Bible Academy and graduated in 1950. After high school, he served in the alternative service during the war and helped his dad farm. He also did carpentry work over the years and started his own metal building business. Harry married Ida Belle Kirkpatrick on May 23, 1958, in Enid, Oklahoma, and they made their home southeast of Corn.

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