Obituaries

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.

Tue
05
Jul

Thomas Sidney Greenwood

Thomas Sidney Greenwood was born February 18, 1924, in Knox City, Texas, to Thomas and Josie Greenwood and died on June 29, 2016. He was the oldest of five children and the family moved to Hale Center, Texas, when he was very young. Thomas attended schools in Hale Center and Plainview, graduating from Plainview High School in 1941. He attended and graduated from Texas Tech College in 1949, with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering and was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Tom served as a Corpsman in the US Army as a surgical tech in WWII. He was stationed in Belgium France in a MASH unit. He married Patsy Ruth Brownd on May 26, 1946, in Abernathy. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Memorial Day weekend, 2016, in Amarillo with family and friends. Tom was a successful manager of several textile factories and enterprises. He retired in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 72, in 1993. He and Pat moved to Amarillo in December, 2005, and are current members of St.

Tue
28
Jun

Mary Frances McClure

Mary Frances McClure was born on February 11, 1920, in Purcell, Oklahoma, to Word and Sarah Eliza Cromwell. She left this earth on June 22, 2016, at the age of 96 in Denver, Colorado. Mary was raised in Eastern Oklahoma and attended high school in Stillwater, and graduated from Oklahoma State A & M, in 1941, with a Master’s Degree in Home Economics. Mary began her travels as a beautiful young lady. It was pretty unusual for someone to travel alone, but Mary loved her adventures. She traveled from California to New York, but made her way back to Oklahoma and began working as a dietician at the Baptist Hospital in Muskogee. Mary met the love of her life, Charlie McClure, in March, 1946, as he was on an ambulance call at the hospital that night. It was love at first site, in less than three months they were married. Mary and Charlie married May 10, 1946. They moved to Sentinel, in April of 1954, with their family and continued with their caring funeral careers.

Tue
28
Jun

Jimmie Dale Lemmon

Jimmie Dale Lemmon, Sr., 66, of Mountain View, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at his home. He was born to J.C. and Lee Merle (Rhodes) Lemmon, December 17, 1949, in Hereford, Texas. Jimmie was united in marriage to Charlene Haworth, June 29, 1978, in Hobart, Oklahoma. In 1965, Jimmie and his family moved to Sentinel, Oklahoma, where he grew up, attended school, and worked learning body shop skills at Watsons Body Shop. He later settled in Oklahoma City, with his wife and children, where he worked for Charlie's Automotive Machine Shop for ten years. Jimmie was an avid fan of Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Fords. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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