Obituaries

Tue
27
Oct

Jewel Geraldine Igo Baird

Jewel Geraldine Igo Baird, of Cordell, went very peaceable to be with her heavenly father Friday,  October 23, 2015, just six short days before her 99th birthday. Geraldine was born October 29, 1916, to Mason and Osie (Slatten) Igo. On October 28, 1932, one day before her 17th birthday, she married her  husband William Archie Baird. To this union one daughter was born, Lynda Guynell Baird. Archie died September 14, 2002, after a long and happy marriage to his wife and best friend. Geraldine worked at various places, but her greatest passion was cooking great meals for Archie and Guynell, and did she ever spoil them both rotten. She loved spending time with all her family, and loved the family holidays, and Thanksgiving Day was always spent at the Baird’s. Geraldine was not only a great cook, she was a fantastic seamstress and loved sewing for her family and friends. She and Archie enjoyed gardening and then canning their crops.

Tue
27
Oct

Leland Mandrell

Leland Mandrell was born May 12, 1929, in Dalhart, Texas, to Bernice Carroll and Lola Mae (Whitby) Mandrell, and passed away October 22, 2015, at the age of 86. As a young child Leland’s family moved to Dill City, Oklahoma, where he was raised north of town. Leland graduated from Dill City High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Oletta Jane Klein May 1, 1954, in Dill City, Oklahoma. Leland and Oletta made their home in Dill City where they raised their three children. He was a member of the Dill City First Baptist Church, American Legion, and the Dill City Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed boating, water skiing, and fishing. Leland and Oletta enjoyed spending the winter months in South Texas.

Tue
27
Oct

Dala Ruth Whinery

Dala Ruth Whinery was born July 26, 1934 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Bessie (Elam) and Henry Hamer Wyatt. She passed away October 21, 2015 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 25 days. Dala grew up on her parents farm East of Sentinel, Oklahoma where she attended school graduating in May of 1952. Dala was married to Alvin Lavern (A.L.) Whinery at Sentinel, Oklahoma on July 31, 1952. After their marriage they farmed in the Retrop community until a crop failure when they moved to Oklahoma City where A.L. found work with Farmers Union. In 1953, they moved to Dallas, Texas where Dala worked nights as a long distance operator for Southwestern Bell to put her husband through mortuary school. After his graduation in 1955, they returned to the Tulsa area where Dala found work with Pan American Research as a PBX operator. Dala and A.L.

Tue
27
Oct

Gary Wayne Husband

Gary Wayne Husband was born January 3, 1944, in Hayward, California, to Arthur Woodrow and Edith Viola (Bradford) Husband, and passed away October 19, 2015, in Cordell, Oklahoma at the age of 71. When the Second World War ended in 1945, Gary’s parents moved back to Cordell, Oklahoma, (Gary’s father worked in the shipyards in California during the war). Gary attended school in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School in 1962. After graduation, Gary worked in the Palm Springs, California area for two years, before returning to Cordell to attend South Western Oklahoma State University for three semesters and OSU for one semester. Gary then joined the National Guard and spent six months in training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and then Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After guard training he moved back to Palm Springs, California, to work for Pacific Telephone Company and then Edison Electric for four years.

Tue
27
Oct

Wanda Juathena Findley

Funeral services for Wanda Juathena Findley, 89 year-old Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Grace Assembly of God Church with Brother Wes Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Hinton Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Wanda was born March 26, 1926, in Payden, Oklahoma, to John William and Jessie (Killman) Powell, and passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Weatherford Regional Hospital. Wanda was raised in the Payden area and attended Prairie Dale Schools. On September 6, 1946, she married Loren Findley in El Reno, Oklahoma, and they made their home in Hinton, Oklahoma. Loren and Wanda were both licensed ordained ministers with the Pentecostal Holiness Church. They pastored churches in Hobart, Clinton, Butler, Hinton, and Brownwood, Texas. She retired in 1969, and moved to Weatherford. Wanda enjoyed her church activities, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Tue
20
Oct

Edna M. Allen

Edna M. Allen, age 93, formerly of Midwest City, Oklahoma, was born on September 9, 1922, and passed away peacefully on October 13, 2015, after an extended illness. She is survived by her daughter, Gaynell Coil; sister, Mildred Jones; two grandsons, Jeff Siegel and his wife Angie, and Travis Siegel; three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Bailey, and Jarrett Siegel; sister-in-law, Bobbi Mier; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Richard Allen. Edna was a retired beautician who loved watching her "Cubbies" and the Oklahoma City Thunder play. She also enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. The family would like to thank Edna's caregivers who provided comfort and care until the time of her death. Services were held Saturday, October 17, 2015, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Tue
13
Oct

Wendale Graves

Wendale Graves was born to Clarence Banner and Agnus Mamie Kennemer-Graves, at the home place on February 2, 1934, and passed away peacefully on October 7, 2015, at his home, surrounded by many family members. Wendale moved to Akron, Colorado, in 1954, from his home in Dill City, Oklahoma, where he was born and raised. He met and married Glenda Louis Moots and had three daughters: Kay, Debbie, and Gwen. Wendale worked at the Experiment Station while running his own business Graves Insulating and Roofing. Wendale Graves His life was changed forever in 1979, when he fell off the court house in Akron, Colorado, while roofing, met his future wife Betty Golden, and became a grandfather for the first time. He then retired from the Experiment Station, sold his business, began working for the Town of Akron Weed District, was a Bus Driver, did many other jobs aound town, and was an active member of the Elks. Wendale was a hard worker, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Tue
13
Oct

Julie DeLynn Etris Todd

Julie DeLynn Etris Todd was born November 5, 1963, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Jerry and Janet (Black) Etris. She passed away Monday, October 5, 2015, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 51. Julie attended school in Cordell, and graduated in 1982. In 1983, Julie and Michael Todd were married in Cordell, Oklahoma. To this union two sons were born. She worked many years for Lavena’s restaurant and The Dairy King. Julie DeLynn Etris Todd Julie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, had a great love for her dogs, and enjoyed praying. In her early 20’s she modeled for Bob Taylor, and the photos were published in Woman’s Touch Magazine. Julie is survived by step father, Oliver “Slug” Bartel of Cordell; sister, Jennifer Etris of Cordell; son, Michael Dewayne Todd and wife Melissa of Dill City; and a host of dear family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Bartel in 2005; father, Jerry Etris in 2008, and an infant son, Justin Lee Todd in 1988.

Tue
13
Oct

Judith Rosalyn Hagen

 
Tue
13
Oct

Jimmy Ray Thomas

Memorial services for Jimmy Ray Thomas, 50 year old, former Clinton, Oklahoma, resident were held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Cordell, Oklahoma, with Pastor Terrell Romberg and Pastor Mike Southerland officiating under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford, Oklahoma. Jimmy Ray Thomas was born on January 13, 1965, in Mangum, Oklahoma, and started his journey with his Lord and Savior on October 9, 2015, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, after a lengthy illness. Born to Homer and June (Murdock) Thomas of Mangum, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children. He graduated from Mangum High School in 1984, and obtained his Associates Degree from Western Oklahoma State College in Altus in 1986. Jimmy then moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma and attended SWOSU and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. In 1987, Jimmy began a 22 year career working at Sawatzky Construction.

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