Obituaries

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17
Oct
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Elton Leroy Christian

Elton Leroy Christian, 93, of Dill City, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017. He was born on June 1, 1924, to Gus and Lillian (Marriott) Christian in Forty One, Oklahoma. Elton attended school at Port and graduated from Dill City. He met and married the love of his live, Della Jo Green, on May 20, 1944, in the Alexander home near Rocky. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2014. Elton was a farmer and rancher. He drove a semi-truck for Garland Black for many years, taking locally grown crops to market. Then he drove a propane truck from 1972 to 2011. He began employment for Margaret Carpenter, John Strange and Beck & Root. Elton was a longtime member of the Dill City First Baptist Church and was an ordained Deacon where he served in various positions and committees. Elton was also a member of the Holiday rambler R.V. Club. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tue
10
Oct
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Michael Johnston

Michael Ryan Johnston passed from this life on October 2, 2017, at age 69. Michael was born on June 8, 1948, in McPherson, Kansas, the only child of Nadine and E.L. “Jack” Johnston. He graduated High School in Cordell, Oklahoma, in 1966 and continued his education at McPherson College graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in 1971. He met the love of his life Windell Joan Watkins and they were married on June 8, 1968, and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage. Throughout his life he and Joan owned and operated theaters and drive-ins in Cordell, Eureka, Kansas, and Wellington, Kansas. He purchased W-W Reloading in 1988, and moved it to Lone Wolf and operated for 36 years. He was a very active member of the Masonic Lodge #150 in Wellington, Kansas, a member of the Wichita, Kansas, Consistory, York Rite Camel Herders and Shrine, he joined the India Temple Shrine in Oklahoma City, a member of the Swookies of Altus, where he was in many parades in Oklahoma and Texas.

Tue
10
Oct
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Marla Kay Jackson

Marla Kay Jackson, 56, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away on September 30, 2017. Marla was born on November 29, 1960, to Gordon G (Jerry) and Martha A (Alles) Kilgore in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Milliken, Colorado, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979. Her loves included playing volleyball, softball, and basketball. The local schools and competitions peaked her interest with frequent attendance to the games. Marla attended Ames College in Greeley, Colorado, and was awarded certification as a Radiology Technician. Marla married the love of her life, Michael Jackson, in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 14, 1991. They originated their own company, Brazos Associates Inc., acting as a consulting firm for government regulations, and processing. In 2012, they returned to Cordell, and rejoined the family. Michael preceded Marla in death, early in 2015.

Tue
03
Oct
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Christopher Landers, Sr.

Funeral Services for Christopher Landers, Sr., 41, Clinton resident was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2017, in the First Baptist Church of Clinton, officiated by Pastor David Corley, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. By a prior request of Christopher, his body will be cremated following funeral services. Christopher Michael Landers, Sr. was born on July 14, 1976, to Mary (Williams) Landers- Allison and Mark Landers in Clinton, Oklahoma, and passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Christopher or “Bubba”, as he was known by family, was raised and attended school in Clinton. He has been employed by Hamblin Electric and most recently he was employed by the City of Cordell, as an electrical lineman. He also did home remodeling, as well as collecting junk iron and metals.

Wed
27
Sep
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Mary Ward

Mary Virginia Adams Ward was born at Burns Flat (Washita County), Oklahoma, to John and Lenora (Morgan) Adams and was the youngest of nine children.

She was educated in Oklahoma. After college, Mary was employed by the Federal Government and retired from the Naval Engineering Command in Washington, D.C. During her career with the government, she received many awards and promotions in recognition of her work.

Mary enjoyed her friends and associates gained during employment with the government. She was a people person.

Mary was a member of Easter Star, St. John's Methodist Church, National Association for Female Executives, International Association of Turtles, Inc., Red Hatters, and Cosmopolitan Club.

Her hobbies included bridge, reading, dancing, travelling, gardening, interior decorating, and cooking/entertaining.

Wed
27
Sep
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Joyce Carroll

Joyce Lee Carroll went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 23, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers.

She was born on December 15, 1929, in Gotebo, Oklahoma, to Lee and Rena Barton.

Joyce married the love of her life, Glen Carroll, on August 22, 1945.

Throughout her life she served the Lord and faithfully served in the many roles of being a pastor's wife. Her special love was teaching little children about Jesus.

She was a loving and caring mother to her three children and worked outside the home to help support her family. Many of those years were spent working in the catalog department at JCPenney. She always had a smile and hug for everyone.

She delighted in pampering her grandchildren. All of whom remember grandma's candy drawer and the special treat of breakfast with grandma: Pepsi and Honey Buns.

Wed
27
Sep
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Rosemary Spalding

Rosemary Spalding passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the age of 88. She was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Robert Gregory and Nora (Standerfer) Knie on August 8, 1929.

She graduated Cordell High School in 1947, and attended Southwestern State College where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.

Rosemary taught school in Rocky. During that time, she met the love of her life, Charles R. (Bob) Spalding. They were married October 4, 1952, at the First Baptist Church in Cordell.

In the early years of their marriage, Rosemary and Bob lived in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma City, with Bob’s job at Standard Oil. They returned home to Cordell in 1966, where they raised their two sons.

Rosemary was a homemaker, but was also involved with Knie Spalding Insurance and Real Estate, and the family farming operation.

Wed
27
Sep
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Dr. Emery Suderman

A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Emery L. Suderman of Enid, was held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church, Cordell, Oklahoma, with Reverend Kevin Creed officiating. Burial followed in the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Dr. Emery L. Suderman, D.O., 81, known to friends and patients simply as “Dr. Emery”, died on September 22, 2017, in Enid, Oklahoma.

Emery was born to Leonard and Christine (Epp) Suderman on October 7, 1935, in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He was the youngest of four boys.

He graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 1953. Emery’s high school basketball team played in the Minnesota state championship game his senior year.

He also played basketball at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, and completed his undergraduate degree in pre-medicine in 1957.

He was married to Inez Javorsky in Bessie, Oklahoma, on July 29, 1960.

Tue
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.

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