Obituaries

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.

Tue
29
Dec

Grace Irene Ellis Broadhurst

Grace Irene Ellis Broadhurst, Rocky, 93, died on December 28, 2015. Services are pending with Musick-Varner Funeral Home.
Tue
29
Dec

Margaret “Maggie” Gore

Margaret “Maggie” Gore, Cordell, 81, died on December 26, 2015. Services are pending with Musick-Varner Funeral Home.
Tue
22
Dec

Ruth Beth Martina

Ruth Beth Martina was born October 31, 1938, in Reno, Nevada, as the fourth child and second daughter to Clarence (C.Q.) and Amy Johnson. Her first years were spent in Reno, and since October 31 was statehood day as well as being Halloween, the family would enjoy the trip to Carson City to watch the parade. In 1947, the family moved to Herlong, California, to the Sierra Ordnance Depot where Ruth’s father was the fiscal officer. At this time Ruth was in the fourth grade and continued with her schooling until her high school graduation in 1955. She met a handsome young man in the Air Force, and married Rex Crider Bond of Cordell, Oklahoma, in July of 1955, at the Methodist Church in Reno. The wedding was the social event of the year. In the fall she attended Lassen Jr. College, (where she was elected homecoming queen) until she and Rex moved to Reno. In 1957, Ruth and Rex moved to Oklahoma, where their son Keith was born, and four years later daughter Ellen arrived.

Tue
22
Dec

JB Couch

Funeral services for JB Couch, 74, Corn resident were held Friday, December 18, 2015, in the Calvary Baptist Church, officiated by Tim Merchant. Burial followed in the Corn Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. JB Couch was born October 5, 1941, to O.T. Couch and Viola Hilda (Harder) Couch in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma, and passed away Monday, December 14, 2015, east of Cordell, Oklahoma. Mr. Couch was raised in Cloud Chief and attended school in Cloud Chief, Cordell and graduated from Corn High School in 1959. He began mechanic work right out of high school and he soon opened and operated JB’s Garage. Mr. Couch was married to Mary Anne Vogt March 20, 1964, in Corn, Oklahoma, and they made Corn their home. He began a career with the Washita County road crew in 1986, and he has served both District I and District II until his death. Mr. Couch was a longtime faithful member of the Calvary Baptist church and a member of the retired Fire Fighters.

Tue
22
Dec

Joan (Pyron) Berry Simpson

Joan Kay (Pyron) Berry Simpson was born on November 1, 1936, to J.D. "Jiggs" and Deva Pyron of Dill City, Oklahoma. She began her life as a country girl with many friends. At an early age, she developed a talent and a love for music. Joan graduated high school at Dill City, in 1954, and continued her education on a scholarship in music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She graduated with honors, in 1957, with a degree in music education. Joan married Jack Berry, originally of Cordell, Oklahoma, on May 24, 1957. They began their teaching careers in Geronimo, Oklahoma, where Jack was a coach and Joan taught music. Later, the couple moved, and taught at Oakwood. Joan and Jack had two sons, Brett and Blake. The family moved to Lawton, then later moved to El Reno where Joan assisted in the family business. Later, the family returned to the Lawton area, where Joan assisted teachers at the Douglas Learning Center.

Tue
15
Dec

Wayne C. Boothe

Wayne C. Boothe, of Cordell, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 91 years, seven months, 16 days. Services will be held at the Cordell First Baptist Church, Saturday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m., with Terrell Romberg and R.B. Mathis officiating. Burial will be at the Cordell Lawnview Cemetery, under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home. Wayne Claude Boothe was born April 28, 1924, to Berniece and Claude Boothe of Cordell. He was raised on the family dairy farm west of Cordell. He attended Cordell High School and graduated in 1942. Wayne married Mary Lee Stafford on December 4, 1943. Wayne C. Boothe They moved to Stillwater, where he attended Oklahoma A&M. He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, graduating in 1950, with a degree in Animal Husbandry. Wayne was Oklahoma’s first national FFA Star Farmer of America in 1943. He served as the Oklahoma state FFA Secretary in 1942, and State FFA President in 1943.

Tue
08
Dec

Geneva Massey Langford

Geneva Massey Langford, age 99, of Wellington, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Geneva was born on December 26, 1915, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Ode and Mollie Peters Massey. She was the granddaughter of Nealas and Tennie Brown Massey. Geneva married Henry Langford on August 17, 1934, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He died in 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She had worked at Ingram’s Fabrics and Hatch Dry Goods. Geneva was preceded in death by two sons Loyd Ray in 1995, and Dan in 2012. She is survived by two sons, H.C. Langford and wife Frank- Geneva Massey Langford ie of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Donald Langford and wife Carol of Valencia, California; two daughters, Janelle Fielding and husband Garland of Garland, and Jan Chambers and husband Eddie of Graham; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.

Tue
08
Dec

Della Rogers

Della Rogers was born June 17, 1928, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Otilla and Albert F. Schneberger. She passed away December 3, 2015, in her home at the age of 87 years, five months and 16 days. Della grew up on the family farm west of Burns Flat and attended St. Francis Catholic Schools and also Burns Flat High School. She was married to Clifford Ledbetter in January, of 1947, and they made their home in the Canute area where they farmed for themselves and others. After Clifford's death on December 24, 1970, Della continued to live on the farm until she was married to Keith Rogers and they made their home in Elk City and Burns Della Rogers Flat. They owned and operated Rogers Grocery in Elk City and later Rogers Grocery and Western Wear in Burns Flat before their retirement in 1983. She served as president and vice president in Womens Aglow and held numerous prayer meetings in her home.

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