Obituaries

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19
Sep
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Noma Price

Noma Mae Price was born November 22, 1919, in Washita County, Oklahoma, to Dovie Belle (Brown) and Fred Trader. She passed away September 17, 2017, at Elk City, Oklahoma, at the age of 97 years, nine months and 25 days. Noma Mae grew up in Burns Flat and Borger, Texas. She attended Burns Flat High School where she played basketball and was a member of the graduating class of 1937. The day after graduation, May 1, 1937, she was married to Clyde Boone Price at Cordell. Together they primarily lived in the Burns Flat and Canute area. In 1947, they moved to the Price Farm where they raised their family. In 1972, she was part of the first graduating class of the LPN program at Western Oklahoma Area Vocational Technical Center. She later worked at the Sentinel Nursing Home and the Cordell Christian Home for 20 plus years.

Wed
13
Sep
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MaryAnn Wiest

MaryAnn Wiest, 78, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Corn Heritage Village. MaryAnn was born on July 31, 1939, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Orval and Willie (Mc- Donald) Morris. She attended school in Rocky, Oklahoma, graduating in 1957. A year later MaryAnn married her sweet heart Clayton Edwin Wiest on March 14, 1958, in Cordell. She worked for the Department of Human Services. A few years later she became supervisor and worked for a total of 35 years, retiring in 2001. MaryAnn was a member of the 4th and College Church of Christ. She loved being with her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

Wed
13
Sep
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Lanny Holman

Lanny Leon Holman, a longtime resident of Washita County, Oklahoma, died August 8, 2017, at the age of 56. Lanny was born on November 6, 1960, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Charles and Idell (Madden) Holman. He was raised in Rocky and attended school in Cordell. Lanny was an artist and enjoyed painting and welding. He also enjoyed camping and spending time with family and friends. Lanny is preceded in death by his father Charles Holman; one Sister, Gayla Humphrey; one infant sister, Vicki; two sons, Jackie Ray and Wyatt Owen. He is survived by his mother, Idell Holman of Rocky; two daughters, Destiny Holman of Hinton and Kattie Dobbs of Cordell; one son, Jake Dobbs of Rocky; twelve grandchildren; three sisters, Dwan Elston and husband, Dickie; Dixie Byrd and husband, Brad; Hilda Humphrey and husband, Keith, all of Rocky; and a host of dear family and friends.

Wed
13
Sep
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Jolando Hill

Jolando (Jo) Gayle (Deeds) Hill was born on June 28, 1936, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to David Bennett and Grace Opal (Galloway) Deeds, and passed away on September 11, 2017, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, at the age of 81. Graveside services are set for 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky, with Buck Nicholson officiating and Steve Strickler also speaking. Services will be under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Jo grew up on her family’s farm outside of Rocky, where she enjoyed riding on the tractor with her father, climbing trees and watching the clouds float by. She was a talented singer and piano player and performed numerous recitals as a child. Jo was a proud Rocky Buffalo, graduating from Rocky High School in 1954, where she played basketball and was a cheerleader. The previous year, at the age of 16, she had married her high school sweetheart, Benny Joe Hill, on May 1, 1953.

Tue
12
Sep
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Nona Penner

Nona Vinita (McLemore) Penner of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed to eternal life on September 5, 2017. She was born April 28, 1925, to Henry and Mary (Cross) McLemore, and raised on the farm near Colony, Oklahoma. She attended Cobb Creek School and Colony High School. Nona worked at Douglas Field, now Tinker Air Force Base, as a “Rosie the Riveter.” She married Daniel Penner on September 7, 1946. They lived on a farm at Dill, and then moved to Catoosa, where nephews Phil and Chris Reimer became a part of their family. Daniel and Nona moved their family to Yukon, in 1956. Nona was very active in her church community at First United Methodist Church of Yukon. She was a part of Scouts, Ladies Circles, Helping Hands, Groundhog Committee, Youth Group, Meals on Wheels, Vacation Bible School and a member of the Caddo Nation. Nona had such a passion for caring and loving children that she felt a call to start the Mother’s Day Out program at her church, which is active to this day.

Tue
05
Sep
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Elsie Jones

Elsie Marie Jones, a longtime resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, departed this life on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the age of 96. Elsie was born north of Rocky, Oklahoma, on the family farm, February 21, 1921, to James Oscar and Anna Blanche (Cook) Ridling. She attended school in Rocky. Elsie married Morgan Jones on November 27, 1937, in El Reno. Together they raised their family in Cordell and Dill City. She was a homemaker and her labor of love was raising her five children. Later in life she was employed at several places including Robertson Factories and Kellwood Co. Elsie enjoyed reading and watching television. She enjoyed keeping up with current events and politics and going to the coffee shop to visit with friends. Elsie greatly enjoyed spending time with her dear family, especially her grandchildren. Elsie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cordell. She taught Sunday School for many years in Cordell and in Dill City.

Tue
29
Aug
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Daniel Dodd

Graveside Services are pending for Daniel W. Dodd, 90, former Washita County resident, now of Portales, New Mexico, with Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Daniel William Dodd was born October 23, 1926, to Everett and Veda (Kilain) Dodd in Carnegie, Oklahoma, and passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, in his Portales, New Mexico home.

Tue
29
Aug
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James Lee, Sr.

James Howard Lee, Sr., passed from this life on August 21, 2017, in Oklahoma City, at age 67. James was born on July 14, 1950, in Richmond, Kentucky, to Paul Lee and Marie (Howard) Lee. He grew up in Lewis County, Kentucky, and graduated from Lewis County High School. After graduation James joined the United States Army and served his country. James and Jane Thurman were united in marriage on July 4, 1970. They moved to Sentinel in 1981. He was a correctional officer at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite and retired after 17 years. Aside from the army and corrections, he was a gunsmith, roughneck and carpenter. James loved to hunt, especially deer, dove and quail. He also loved fishing and he was also an avid gun collector. His greatest pleasure was his grandchildren whom he loved to spend time with.

Tue
29
Aug
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Judy Dobbs

Miles City StJudy Dobbs, a long-time resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, departed this life on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 72. Judy was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday, January 28, 1945, to Virgie Anderson Tate and Lem A. Tate, Jr. Upon her fathers discharge from the Navy, the family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, and lived on the campus of Hardin College (now known as Midwestern University) while he completed his degree in the college of Horology. Judy spent all her school years in Wichita Falls, leaving with her husband and son, Gregg, to move to Oklahoma, in 1964. The couple had another child, a daughter, Shannon, in 1968. In 1976, Judy embarked on what would be her career for the following 25 years, Commercial Construction. She was proud of the fact that she was the first female Commercial Construction Superintendent for Bank Building and Equipment Corporation of America.

Tue
22
Aug
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Tommy Schmidt

Tommy Schmidt, 68, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away in the Integris Baptist Medical Center on August 19, 2017. He was born on September 10, 1948, to Herb and Angie (Hines) Schmidt in Hereford, Texas. He grew up, attended school and graduated in Hereford, Texas. Tommy married Eunice Ricketson in FairView, Oklahoma, and later moved to Cordell. He stayed busy as a Sales Representative for Coastal Energy. In his free time he loved traveling, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Tommy will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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