Obituaries

Tue
17
May

Samuel Powers

Samuel Powers 88, died on May 12, 2016, in Stillwater Oklahoma. He was born on April 20, 1928, to Raymond Robert Powers and Clara M. McCullough Powers in Dill City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Dill City Public Schools. Samuel married Bessie May Godsell on January 7, 1950, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma City University, where he graduated in 1965, with a Bachelor of Industrial Arts Degree and in 1971, with a Master’s in Science degree. Samuel was a cotton picker, mechanic, truck driver, student, college professor, and mechanical consultant. He worked three summers, 1972, 1973, and 1975, at the United States Postal Service and NASA. Samuel is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sue Fox and Norma Farmer; and one brother, Johnny Powers.

Tue
10
May

Alvera L. Dickerson

Alvera L. Dickerson, 89, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2016, in Purcell, Oklahoma. She was born February 13, 1927, in Bessie, Oklahoma, to Louis and Rosa (Reinschmidt) Gerner. She was united in marriage on December 20, 1951, in Oklahoma City to her loving husband, Claude L. Dickerson. Alvera worked as an administrator for the Altec Lansing Corporation in Oklahoma City, retiring after 18 dedicated years. Prior to that, she worked in payroll and accounting at Montgomery Wards, as well as Cutchall’s Men’s Fine Clothing in Penn Square Mall located in Oklahoma City. She was a wonderful cook and she enjoyed sharing and teaching her culinary skills to her grandchildren. Alvera loved to prepare and host meals for her family and friends, and she was known to always have an array of freshly baked goods on-hand. She was a devoted grandmother, and she adored her grandchildren.

Tue
10
May

Eby Dale Walters

Eby Dale Walters, 72, died Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center, Dodge City. He was born April 2, 1944, the son of Clarence Robert and Georgia (Humphry) Walters. Eby served in the Army National Guard and received his bachelor’s in Science and master’s in Education from Southwestern College, Weatherford, Oklahoma. A Cimarron resident since 2004, moving from Oklahoma, he taught school for 22 years and was an executive for Fram, retiring in 1980. His survivors include one brother, Jerry Walters and wife Kathy of Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma; Eby Dale Walters two sisters, Linda Hirschler, Ingalls, and Barbara Darcey and husband Dan of Guymon, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. Eby was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bobby and Jimmy Walters. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place. The family suggests memorials to the Eby Walters Memorial Fund in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, P.O.

Tue
03
May

Eldred Leo Schneberger

Eldred Leo Schneberger was born January 19, 1934, in Canute, Oklahoma, to Margaret "Maggie" Barbara and Leo Norbert Schneberger. He passed away April 30, 2016, at his home west of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years, three months and 11 days. Eldred grew up in Canute, Oklahoma, and graduated from Holy Family School. After graduation he was married to Patricia Ann (Spieker) Schneberger at Holy Family Church in Canute on November 16, 1954. Eldred and Patricia moved to the family farm where they made their home and raised their family. Eldred farmed wheat, cotton and raised cattle his entire life. He enjoy having conversations and subtly inserting a joke, playing cards, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church and was a third degree honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, serving 46 years.

Tue
03
May

Jimae Lu McMillin

Jimae Lu McMillin was born in Altus, Oklahoma, on June 3, 1956, to Jimmie Dee and Zoe (Sims) McMillin. She attended school in Cordell, Oklahoma, and Lockhart, Texas, graduating from Cordell in 1974. After graduation Jimae attended college in Edmond, Oklahoma. She returned to Cordell and began her career with Robertson’s Factory in 1980. She was a supervisor at Robertson’s and worked there for almost 30 years. After Robertson’s Factory closed Jimae went to work for United and worked there until the time of her death. Jimae loved the outdoors. She loved to camp, fish, and work in her flower garden. Jimae was on the Robertson’s bowling league for many years. She was a NASCAR fan and a sports fanatic. Jimae She enjoyed visiting with friends and family, but her dogs were her children. Jimae was preceded in death by her partner, Janice Brown; father, Jimmie D.

Tue
26
Apr

Ruby Ann Ratke

Ruby was born on December 6, 1926, to Rudolf and Olga (Krewall) Schmidt on the family farm between Corn and Bessie in Rural Washita County. She passed away from this life to eternal glory on April 21, 2016, at her rural Bessie home, with her ever present smile on her face. She was given the best birthday 
Tue
19
Apr

Nelda Tome

Nelda Tome of Cordell, born August 8, 1930, died at the age of 85, on April 18, 2016. Services are pending with Musick-Varner Funeral Home of Cordell.

Tue
12
Apr

Bud Wheeler

Funeral services for Bud Wheeler, 73, Clinton resident, former businessman, and civic leader were held Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the First United Methodist Church, officiated by Reverend Roland Youngberg. Burial concluded in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. G.C. “Buddy” Wheeler, III was born August 27, 1942, to G.C. Wheeler, Jr. and Maxine (Darnell) Wheeler in Houston, Texas, and he passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, in Clinton, Oklahoma. Buddy was raised in Clinton where he attended school until the ninth grade and then he attended Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, and graduated in 1960. He continued his education at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, before entering Southwestern State College in Weatherford where he majored in Art. Buddy married Jan Dysart on December 20, 1963, in Clinton, Oklahoma, where they made their home.

Tue
12
Apr

Betty Jones

Betty Lou (Graves) Jones was born November 10, 1935, on the family farm in Dill City, Washita County, to C.B. and Agnes (Kennemar) Graves. She passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, in the Grace Living Center in Clinton, Oklahoma. Betty was raised on the family farm west of Dill City, Oklahoma, graduated from Dill City High School in 1954, and moved to Clinton, when she married Roy Jones, Sr. on July 1, 1954. Betty was employed by various retail businesses in Clinton, and worked for Clinton Public Schools for over 16 years. She retired in 1998. She was a longtime faithful and active member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Clinton. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, farm life, and spending time with her family and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Doris Burns; three brothers, W.C., Russell, and Wendale Graves; and a great-granddaughter, Maggie Dunn.

Tue
12
Apr

Bob W. Brawley

Bob W. Brawley, 81, of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born September 16, 1934, to Georgia and Robert Brawley. After graduating from Cordell High School in May, 1952, at the age of 16 years, eight-months, he rode with his two buddies to Oklahoma City with a suitcase and all his belongings. He was hired by Central National Bank as a bookkeeper. Bob was given a ledger of checking accounts with the expectation of posting all checks and deposits to the accounts starting at 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well as balancing the accounts to the penny. Although his workday started at 6:00 a.m., he always had his work posted and balanced by 10:00 a.m. In 1955, Bob accepted the position of Cashier at First National Bank of Midwest City where he, at age 25, installed the first computer at a bank in the state of Oklahoma. After laying eyes on a young lady, Bob enlisted his friends at Central National Bank in assisting him with her name and phone number.

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