Obituaries

Tue
11
Oct

U.L. Smith

U.L. Smith, 96, of Dill City, Oklahoma, left this earthly life on Sunday, October 9, 2016. U.L. was born in Hollis, Oklahoma, on April 7, 1920. He attended school at Bitter Creek and Dill City, Oklahoma. U.L. married the love of his life, Ladonia Teel, on December 21, 1945. They spent the next 37 years farming south of Sentinel, and raising their three children. U.L.
Tue
11
Oct

Gordon Lee "Johnny" Baldwin

Gordon Lee "Johnny" Baldwin, 70, Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Cordell Christian Home. He was born on December 23, 1945, at Bessie, Oklahoma, to Lee and Opal (Henry) Baldwin. Johnny attended Cordell High School and worked in various gas stations here in Cordell. He married Etta Jane Attaway on May 15, 1987, in Vernon, Texas.
Tue
04
Oct

Ruby Evelyn (Hicks) Hinds

 
Tue
04
Oct

Arthur Joe Smith

 
Tue
04
Oct

Janice Ann Brence

Janice Ann Brence, born May 22, 1960, passed away September 18, 2016, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Janice graduated from Cordell High School and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She was a faithful member of the Cameron Baptist Church. She was extremely involved in the church’s singles ministry and taught a ladies Sunday school class. Janice had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help in any way to serve her church. She worked as an accountant and dispatcher for PCI at Fort Sill. Janice was a very supportive mother and enjoyed art and pencil drawing, cooking, shopping, being around people, and loved playing with her dog, Bailey. She liked having fun with her family and friends and was always ready for a good laugh. Janice is survived by her son, Micah Gase; her parents, B.L.

Tue
04
Oct

Loraine Kamphaus

Loraine Kamphaus was born September 25, 1928, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Elizabeth and Noah Atchley. She passed away October 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Canute, Oklahoma, at the age of 88 years and 7 days. Loraine begin school at Ravia, Oklahoma, before the family returned to Elk City, where she graduated from Elk City High School. She was employed at the Green Frog Café before beginning her career in banking, working as cashier. Loraine moved to San Francisco and remained there for several months before returning to Oklahoma and working at First National Bank of Elk City. She was married to LeRoy E. Kamphaus at Clayton, New Mexico, on November 11, 1956, and they lived in Elk City for a short time before moving to Canute, to make their home. Loraine continued to work at First National Bank until becoming employed at First State Bank of Canute.

Tue
27
Sep

Mildred Laverne Janz

Mildred Janz was born February 1, 1931, in Cowden, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Ralph Finis and Juanita (Simpson) Jones. She was raised on the family farm in Cowden, during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, and graduated from Cowden High School. She married Lewie Janz on May 14, 1957, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Once married, they moved, first to Massachusetts, and then to Wichita, Kansas. Mildred gave birth to her two children, first Retta, and then Curtis. They moved from Wichita to Oklahoma City, and then to Tuttle, where they lived for 40 years. Mildred worked as both the secretary and a teacher’s aide at Tuttle Middle School for over 20 years. She cared for the school kids as her own and had wonderful co-workers, whose friendships she greatly treasured. Mildred was the true matriarch of her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren fiercely. She embodied the true meaning of a homemaker and took great pride in caring for her home and family.

Tue
27
Sep

Ronnie Woodard

Ronnie Woodard was born March 22, 1954, in Mena, Arkansas, to Mary Lee Kelley Coffey. He became the son of Bob Coffey on April 14, 1960, when Bob and Mary were united in marriage. Ronnie passed away on September 23, 2016, at his home in Gotebo, after a courageous 14-month battle with lung cancer. Ronnie moved to Gotebo when he was less than one year old. He graduated from Gotebo High School in 1972, and started farming and raising cattle in the Gotebo area in 1974. Ronnie was a Christian and felt blessed to be able to farm God's land and raise God's cattle. He enjoyed playing the guitar, the piano, and writing gospel songs. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Mary Coffey; and his brother-in-law Venoy Foust.

Tue
20
Sep

James McCarty Robertson

James McCarty Robertson died September 15, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 85. He was born January 11, 1931, to Reuben Boyd and Jewel McCarty Robertson on a farm south of Jenks, Oklahoma. He married Jo Ann Davis March 7, 1952, and to this union was born three children, Jim, Jr., Jane Ann, and Joyce Ann. Jim was a graduate of high school at Morris, Oklaho
Tue
20
Sep

Shirley Odessa Meeks

Shirley Odessa Meeks was born on April 5, 1942, at her home in Hydro, Oklahoma, to Frank Thomas and Lillie Artis (Lumpkin) Albert. She passed away at her home in Binger, Oklahoma, with her girls at her side, at the age of 74. Shirley attended Eakly High School, and moved to Binger where she has resided. She worked at Hollytex Carpet Mills in Anadarko, as a bookkeeper for Binger Farmers 

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