Obituaries

Tue
17
Jul
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Orel Duane Sallaska

Funeral services for Mr. Orel Duane Sallaska, age 67, of Corn, Oklahoma will begin at 10:00am Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church, 100 West Main Street with Pastor Earl Stephenson and Pastor Tim Sandy officiating. The Sallaska family will greet friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home, 2500 West Modelle Avenue in Clinton, Oklahoma. Orel was born November 5, 1950 in Beaver, Oklahoma the son of James Francis and Miriam (Gossen) Sallaska. He passed away on Sunday morning, July 15, 2018 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. Orel was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed his friends, the OU Sooners and his Chihuahua companions. Orel moved to Corn with his family at age five, where he attended Corn Bible Academy. He excelled in sports, lettering in track, basketball and softball. After graduation, Orel was united in marriage to Miss Jeanne Marie Bailey in 1970.

Tue
10
Jul
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Herbert Eugene “Jack” Cheves

Herbert Eugene “Jack” Cheves passed away June 30, 2018 at his home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Jack was born January 2, 1934 in the family farm house in the red hills South of Dill City, OK. Jack was born to Herbert Eugene and Lena Belle “Abrams” Cheves. He attended Dill City schools where he excelled in baseball, basketball, and track. Jack graduated Dill City High School in 1951. He married Barbara Anne Frazer on February 24, 1952. Jack worked with his father on the farm until 1956 when he took a job with Schofield Shorthorn Ranch in Austin, Texas. After a three year stint in Austin, Jack moved his wife and three sons to the Bridwell Hereford Ranch in Windthorst, Texas. For ten years he exhibited registered Hereford cattle at major shows across the country and became one of the most respected herdsman in the American Hereford Association. In 1968 a daughter joined the family in Archer City, Texas.

Tue
10
Jul
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Jimmie Wayne “Jim” Franklin

Private memorial graveside service for Jimmie Wayne “Jim” Franklin, age 54, of Fairview, Oklahoma, formerly of Frederick, was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Bessie, Oklahoma, with Rev. John Horton officiating. Mr. Franklin passed away Wednesday, July 04, 2018, at an Oklahoma City hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home, of Frederick. He was born December 10, 1963, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Jim and Faye (Mosier) Franklin. He grew up in and graduated from Cordell High School, in 1982. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Business Management/Marketing. He worked the last 20 years in the agriculture cooperative industry. He was the current CEO/GM of Sooner Co-op Jimmie Wayne “Jim” Franklin in Northwest Oklahoma. Previously, he was the CEO/GM of Tillman Producers Co-op in Frederick, Oklahoma. He also served as director and member of various Ag industry boards.

Tue
03
Jul
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Ryan Christopher Soviar

1Ryan Christopher Soviar was born October 6, 1985 in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Karen Lyn (Jordan) and Ronald Soviar. He passed away June 26, 2018 at Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the age of 32 years, 8 months and 20 days. Ryan grew up in Burns Flat where he attended Burns Flat High School. After graduation in 2005 he furthered his education at Bacone University in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he had a wrestling scholarship. In 2008, Ryan returned to Burns Flat where he found employment working for in- Ryan Christopher Soviar dependent contractors and also was a farm hand working for Davis Angus Farms. In his spare time Ryan enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the lake, working on vehicles and spending time with his family, especially his nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, half-sister, Page Lopez, grandparents, Jodie and Walterine Jackson and Paul and Alice Soviar.

Tue
03
Jul
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Rosella Horn

12, 1920 in Bessie, Oklahoma, to Henry and Amanda (Keihn) Wedel. She passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Maple Lawn Manor Nursing Home in Hydro, Oklahoma, at the age of 97. She was united in marriage to Paul Horn on April 26, 1943 at the Mennonite Church in Bessie, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death September 11, 1985 in Cordell, Oklahoma. Rosella lived in Cordell, Bessie, Hydro, and the Sickles area all of life except for two years when Paul was in the service in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was a nurse for 26 years at the Cordell nursing home and hospital. She loved caring for others. She was a member of the Sickles Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Amanda Wedel, her husband Paul Horn, two sons, Larry Horn and Eddie Paul Horn and seven siblings.

Tue
26
Jun
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Herman “Sonny” Regier

Herman “Sonny” Regier was born on August 6, 1937 on a farm just east of Cordell on Boggy Creek. He was the middle child born to Herman and Emma (Balzer) Regier with older sister Agnes Marie and younger sister Emma Jean. While living on Boggy Creek, he attended Flynn School east of Cordell, but later graduated from Cloud Chief in 1955 as his family had moved to a new home east of Cordell on Highway 152. At Cloud Chief, he enjoyed basketball and baseball with his classmates. He then attended Bethel College in Newton, Kansas for a short time, but was called home to work on the farm when his father had a heart attack. Sonny was an active member of Herold Mennonite Church of Bessie, Oklahoma. He accepted Jesus as his savior when he was about 12 years old at Sichar tent revival and was later baptized by Reverend Richard Tschetter on May 8, 1960. Sonny married Linda Jo Hoffman in Clinton, Oklahoma on May 14, 1960 and established their home half a mile east of his parents farm.

Tue
19
Jun
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Robert “Bob” Nathan Chafins

Robert “Bob” Nathan Chafins, 60, of Dill City, Oklahoma, passed away on June 12, 2018. He was born on February 27, 1958 to Nate and Ruth (Keller) Chafins in Roswell, New Mexico. Bob attended school in East Liver Pool, Ohio, graduating in 1975. He moved to Western Oklahoma in 1994 with the love of his life wife, Ruth and their four children. Bob loved the Pittsburg Steelers, spoiling their dogs and spending time with their grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In honor of Bob’s great love for the Steelers the family request that you wear your favorite team’s jersey to his service. He is survived by his wife Ruth, four Children; Richard Chafins, Angela Ross and her husband Michael, Gerri Meyers and Robert Chafins and 10 Grandchildren; Alyssa, Jason, Machayla, Ruthie, Nathan, Alexxis, Coda, Kelci, Ryleigh and Reagan.

Tue
19
Jun
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Janis Pauline Swiantkiewicz

Pauline Swiantkiewicz, 77, passed away June 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 7, 1941 to Paul and Susie Hertzler in Clinton, Oklahoma. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Swiantkiewicz and David Swiantkiewicz and wife Rosie; sisters, Judy Golledge and husband Jerry and Billie Marlin; brother James Hertzler; and grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla, and Jacob Swiantkiewicz. Visitation will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Village Park Baptist Church 3002 Village Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78251 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It will be followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m.`

Tue
12
Jun
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Emily Earlene (Mackey) Gay

Emily Earlene (Mackey) Gay, which everyone knew as Cricket, was born November 11, 1962 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Doyle and Viola (Stevens) Mackey and passed away at her home in Cordell, Oklahoma on June 6, 2018 at the age of 55 years old. She is survived by her Fiancé Marcus Seward of Cordell, Oklahoma. She was raised in the Eakly area south of town. She attended Eakly schools and later Hydro schools. She married Hurschel Gay on July 13, 1984 in Weatherford, Texas and they made their home in Carnegie, Oklahoma. They lived in Brundidge, Alabama in 1988. She attained her CDL in 1996 and started cross country trucking. Family moved many times because of employment. She was currently living in Cordell, Oklahoma. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time with her grandsons, and hunting in her lifetime.

Tue
12
Jun
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James Donald Reeder Sr.

James Donald Reeder Sr. was born May 26, 1932 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Lena Ruth (Pruitt) and Edward Foster Reeder. He passed away June 09, 2018 at Norman

 

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