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Agnes Anne Morse 89, of Burns Flat

Agnes “Miss Nancy” Anne Morse was born February 08, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland to Joseph McGarrigle and Catherine Docherty. She passed away March 10, 2019 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 89 years 1 month and 2 days.

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Jim C. Couch, M.D. 82, of Norman

Jim C. Couch, M.D. was born Sept. 25, 1936, to parents Letha Elnora Ball and Lawton Thompson Couch in Ada. He was raised in many towns, as his family followed work in the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma, graduating from Duncan High, Oklahoma Baptist University, then University of Oklahoma Medical School. Jim was a family practice physician in Cordell, American Samoa, Weatherford, and for the Indian Health Service. He met and married LaRita Kaye Dawson 62 years ago, while attending OBU. He served six years in the Oklahoma Army National Guard 45th Infantry Brigade, and he was a member of First Baptist Church, Norman.

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Saundra Jean Randol 76, of San Antonio, Texas

Saundra Jean Randol, age 76, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma to William, Jr. and Betty Jo (Killian) Price.

Saundra worked beside her husband Eddie in their family owned insurance agency. She later retired to be housewife and fulltime grandmother.

Saundra is survived by her husband, Edwin Michael Randol; her children, Michael Floyd Randol and wife Erin, Vicki (Randol) Reeves and husband Rick, Gary Randol and wife Sylvia, GayLynne (Randol) Crosby and husband Jonathan, William Dale Randol and wife Laura and Shari Diane (Randol) Lozano; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held in San Antonio, Texas, Friday, March 1, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of San Antonio, 10223 McAllister Freeway, #100, San Antonio, TX 78216.

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Ronald LeRoy Wesner 90, of Corn

Ronald LeRoy Wesner died peacefully on Feb. 25, 2019 at Corn Heritage Village, Corn.

Ron was born to Jess and Lillian Wesner on July 26, 1928, in Cordell. Due to Jess’ military service, Ron attended school in Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, and Oklahoma. He ran track, was on the tennis team and football team.

Ron graduated from Cordell High School in 1946. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Navy ROTC and was later commissioned as a midshipman after he completed training as a Navy pilot in Pensacola, Fla.

During his time in Norman, he met and fell in love with Eleanor Joy Houk. They married on May 31, 1952.

Ron graduated from the University of Oklahoma law school in 1953. He, Eleanor and their son, Mark, moved to Jackson, Miss., where son, Bruce, was born.

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Arthur Leroy Hackler 89, of Kingston

Arthur “Art” or “Ott” Leroy Hackler 89, of Kingston, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Durant. He was born June 18, 1929, in Clinton, to the late Arthur Loyd Hackler and Sarah “Golden” Demory Hackler.

Art was raised in Cowden, where he graduated high school. He was the owner and president of Severin Supply Company in Oklahoma City, where he managed the company’s four auto part stores. He served a term as Vice President of the Automotive Wholesalers of Oklahoma and received a number of awards in the auto parts industry. He also had investments in other small businesses, land, cattle and quarter horses.

Art married Edna Lou Rainbow on June 2, 1956, in Oklahoma City. Edna preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2010, after 54 years of marriage.

In 1973 he moved his family to Kingston while he traveled back and forth to Oklahoma City for work. He retired in 1993 and made his permanent home in Kingston.

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Funeral Notice for Ron Wesner

Ron Wesner, 90, of Cordell, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Funeral services to be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell. Memorial services to be scheduled at a later date. Under direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home in Cordell.

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Rev. Donnie Bence 85, of Piedmont

Rev. Donnie Veldon (Don) Bence, 85, of Piedmont, passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2019. His last spoken thoughts were of love and comfort for his wife and family. A public celebration of life service will be held in his honor at 11:00 a.m., March 9, 2019, at Eagle’s Crest Fellowship Church, 5956 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City.

Don Bence was born on Aug. 16, 1933, in Dill City, to Clemon Blumer (C. B.) Bence and Verna Mae Bence. He grew up on his father’s cotton farm and graduated from Dill City High School in 1951. Don served two years in the Army reserves and graduated in 1957 from Oklahoma A&M College, now Oklahoma State University. Don married Daisy Marie Hennessey on May 10, 1957, at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Okla. City. He was later ordained there as a minster and continued his theological training at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1959 to 1962.

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Jackie Ray Hymer 59, of Cordell

his disability stop him, he bucked hay, built fence, and helped his dad farm. He loved to hunt and to be outside. In Jackie’s spare time he started his own taxidermy business and spent countless hours doing custom mounts.

Jackie married the love of his life, Tana Strutton, Nov. 29, 1985, in Cordell.

Jackie was the Dispatcher for the Cordell Fire Department for 22 years. In 2016 he transferred to the city office as the safety coordinator and customer service representative. Everyone love to be greeted with his smile and friendly hello.

Jackie was preceded in death by his mother June Hymer.

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Esther McGolden 79, of Hobart

Esther McGolden, 79, of Hobart, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Feb. 21, 2019 in Oklahoma City. She was born on March 8, 1939, to Charlie and Vergie (McCormack) Wisdom in Gotebo.

Esther grew up and attended school in Hobart, graduating in 1958. In 1973, She married the love of her life, John Harding McGolden, in Vernon, Texas. Esther worked for CR Industries and Kmart in Clinton, but most of all she loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Esther will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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LaRita Kaye Dawson Couch 81, of Norman

LaRita Kaye Dawson Couch was born April 18, 1937, to parents LaNora Alma Wright and Allan Cline Dawson in Hobart. She was raised in Port and Putnam City, attending schools in Port, Putnam City, and later Oklahoma Baptist University. LaRita married Jim C. Couch, M.D. and they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Norman.

LaRita is survived by her husband Jim and children Jeffrey Alan Couch and his wife Susan, Carol Renee Thompson and husband Craig, and Cynthia Kaye Rodriguez and husband Jose; daughter-in-law Melissa Couch; sister Betty Yvonne Dawson Bishop Wolfard and husband Robert; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and close family friends Julie Crawford and Roscoe Buckley, who she helped raise.

Preceding LaRita in death are son Steven Thomas Couch, grandson Jay Alexander Couch, brother Johnie William Dawson, and her parents.

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