Obituaries

Tue
15
May
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Betty Louise Young Sutton

Betty Louise Young Sutton was born on the 6th of July 1944 in Ft. Smith Arkansas. Her parents, Stanley and Lorene Young, and her younger sister Sue Young McLerran lived in several places in Oklahoma and Texas as Stanley was a bridge contractor. However, much of Betty’s youth and teenage years were spent in Dill City where she enjoyed working in the family-owned Cotton’s Café and playing basketball. Betty graduated in 1962 from Dill City High School and was married to Jerry Sutton who was serving in the US Air Force at Clinton- Sherman Air Force Base in Burns Flat. Over the years, Betty lived in numerous places around the world including returns to Dill City, Burns Flat, and Cordell. She and Jerry had two sons, Eddie and Mauri Sutton. In 1985 she moved to Mesa, Arizona where she remained for 33 years.

Tue
08
May
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Robert Joe Nickel

Robert “Bob” Nickel, of Cordell, Oklahoma entered his Heavenly home on April 4, 2018 at the age of 74. Bob’s service was at 10:00 am, Monday April 9 at Herold Mennonite Church in Bessie, Oklahoma with Reverend R. B. Mathis Officiating. Bob was born in Clinton, Oklahoma on January 11, 1944 to Edwin and Darlene Nickel of Cordell, Oklahoma and grew up on the farm outside of Bessie. He attended school in Flynn, Cordell and Oklahoma Bible Academy in Meno. Bob was in the United States Air Force stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois and served in the Air National Guard in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bob married Vickie Maddox on May 10, 1968. They would have celebrated their 50 anniversary this year. He farmed in the Bessie area before obtaining a job with Glasscock Motors in Cordell and later went to work as Assistant Administrator at Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton. For many years he was self employed as a Computer Programmer, writing software for veterinarians and hospitals.

Tue
08
May
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Thomas Earl Crider

Thomas E. Crider 86-yearold resident of Choctaw, Oklahoma, passed away April 1, 2018 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Born June 12, 1931 in Cordell, Oklahoma, he was the son of Hugh Tom Crider and Agnes Lorene (Ward) Crider. Tom was a longtime employee at Tinker Air Force Base working in data automation. He loved doing yard work, being outdoors, bird watching, and his dogs. He would take in any stray that came to his home and soon it was his dog. Tom proudly served his country, serving in both the Navy and the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Christy Mead; two grandchildren, Jackie and Michael Richardson; one sister, Jackie Ayres; and one brother, Ted Crider.

Tue
08
May
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Judith Ann Boggs

Judith Ann Colclasure was born November 14th, 1944 in Cordell, Oklahoma in the Old Florence Hospital to Clarence and Tressa (Ward) Colclasure. She went to her eternal reward Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at her home in Cordell at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 17 days. Judy did all of her public schooling in Cordell, graduating from high school in 1963. After high school Judy attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Judy spent most of her working life at the Washita County Court House as the Court Clerk, where she served faithfully for many years. After retirement, Judy became a full-time yard dresser, and not only her own yard , but many of those up and down Crestview that looked like they might need a little attention. Judy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother James.

Tue
01
May
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Mildred Adams

Mildred Adams of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, in Cordell at the age of 94. Mildred was born October 12, 1923 in Foss, Oklahoma, to William and Willie (Reeder) Adams. Mildred was raised in Foss and Cordell. She attended school in Burns Flat, Oklahoma and graduated High School from Burns Flat in 1941. After High School she attended college at Southwestern for a short while and realized her true passion was to be a Homemaker. Mildred’s husband worked for Boeing Aircraft, so they raised their family in many locations Kansas, California, Louisiana and Seattle. After retiring in the early 1980’s and moving to Cordell. Mildred enjoyed baking, bowling and she really enjoyed her grandchildren. She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Cordell. Mildred is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Eugene Adams, one brother, two sisters and one son in law Ray Ribaud.

Tue
01
May
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Judith Ann Schwab

Judith Ann Schwab, age 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 10, 2018, in Denton, Texas. She was born July 16, 1946 in Cordell, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her mother LouEllen Mc- Daniel and her father Hugh McDaniel. Judy is survived by her husband, Max L. Schwab, of Corinth, Texas and two children, Tamra L. Schwab of Tioga, Texas and Mark L. Schwab and his wife Lynn of Denton, Texas. She was also blessed with two grandchildren Kaitlyn Schwab and Brooke Schwab and one sister, Donna Hamel and her husband Gordon of Peoria, Arizona. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her very much. Judy attended school Judith Ann Schwab in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School in 1964. It was then she met the love of her life. On March 14, 1965, Max and Judy were married and they spent 53 wonderful years together.

Tue
01
May
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Holly Dawn Winters

Early in the morning of Saturday, April 21, as she lay sleeping, Holly Dawn Winters went home. She was not alone as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was gently holding her hand. She was known by many as a Christian servant, wife, mother, and friend. Born in Houston on December 18, 1970, Holly spent the early years of her youth in Cordell, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Clinton, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1989. She attended Oklahoma State University where she joined the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and graduated with a degree in Sociology. High school and college were great times for Holly where she made many great friends that she spoke of often. After graduating, she moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma where she married Aaron Winters. It was during this time that she attained a masters degree from SWOSU in Psychology, worked at Foss Lake Adventure Program, and started a family. With the birth of her first child, Holly found her true calling as a homemaker.

Tue
24
Apr
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Marian Merkey

Marian Merkey, 90, of Wellington, Kansas, formerly of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kansas. Marian S. Merkey was born October 13, 1927 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. At a very young age she was adopted by David and Elizabeth (Garman) Shearer. Marian graduated from Mt Joy High School in 1945. After graduation she worked for Elizabeth College and then for Continental Press where she became manager of one of the departments and worked there for 11 years. Jean Geyer, a very good friend of hers went to McPherson, Kansas for college where she met Esther (Merkey) Neher. Together, the two of them got Marian to start corresponding with Esther’s brother, George Merkey who lived on a farm in Cordell, Oklahoma. They wrote letters to each other for some time and when they were finally able to meet, they fell in love and were married on November 12, 1961 in Mt Joy, Pennsylvania.

Tue
27
Mar
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Mary Lou Knox

Mary Lou Prickett Knox, 89, passed away in Dallas, Texas on March 22, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Her passing was peaceful, painless, and ready for Glory. She was born on September 24, 1928 to John and Mamie Prickett on a farm outside of Dill City, Oklahoma. She was the seventh of 10 children and second of three girls. She attended Dill City schools all twelve years of her education and graduated in 1946 and honored with a special certificate for perfect attendance. After graduation she attended OSU for her Freshman year, when she got a call from Stan Keas, one of her former Dill City principals. He had transferred to be head of a small country school in Adrian, Texas and asked her to come teach for him. She accepted and began teaching at a very early age. She promptly enrolled at nearby West Texas State in Canyon, Texas to complete her college courses. While at Adrian, she was introduced to the son of a fellow teacher, Alberta Bones, and soon after became Mrs. Ted Bones.

Tue
27
Mar
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Dessie Mae Wilson Sutterfield

Dessie Mae Wilson Sutterfield, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died at the age of 105, at St. John’s Medical Center on Friday, March 23, 2018, in the company of her family. Dessie was born in Murray, Kentucky, on October 22, 1912, to Celina McDaniel Wilson and James Robert Wilson. She married O.C. Sutterfield, a Southern Baptist Minister, on April 4, 1931. Her many years were devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren along with being a minister’s wife and a wonderful nurse. Dessie was preceeded in death by her husband, O.C. Sutterfield, one son, Donald Wayne Sutterfield, who died at birth, her parents, one brother and four sisters. Dessie is survived by son, Perry Sutterfield and his wife, Barbara, of Duncan, Oklahoma, her daughters, Mary Sutterfield Stark of Denton, Texas and Jean Sutterfield Grady and husband, Ken, of Collinsville, Oklahoma.

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