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Betty Ammy Scott 79, of Cordell

Betty Ammy Scott, 79, of Cordell, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Feb. 10, 2019. She was born on Sept. 22, 1939, to Thomas Luther and Ammy (Wagaman) Ellis in Dill City.

Betty grew up and attended school in Cordell, graduating from Cordell High School in 1957. She worked as a Housekeeper for Motel 41 in Cordell. She was a hard worker and considered a sweet lady.

Betty had a huge compassion for animals, especially dogs, and had several throughout the years. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, they were the joy of her life.

She had a life long relationship with the Lord, and had great love for him. Betty loved her church family and enjoyed attending events and outings with them. She loved to read, watch television and most of all attend church. Betty was a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Cordell. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Royce Lee Lowber 79, formerly of Cordell

Graveside services for Royce Lee Lowber, 79, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Cordell, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Lawnview Cemetery located in Cordell, with Mike Rasmussen officiating.

Royce Lee Lowber was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Cordell, the son of Oliver “Bill” William Lowber and Maggie Alamae (Collier) Lowber. He passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

Royce was raised on a farm south of Cordell and spent the majority of his life as a Cordell resident. Throughout his life, he was an avid tennis player, a formidable chess player, and the best guy on any dance floor. He served as a Cordell city-councilman for many years. He spent most of his free time with his children, playing games, singing songs and coaching their sports teams and he was an adoring grandfather to his four grandsons. His kindness was enjoyed by everyone he ever encountered and he gave his love to everyone until his dying day.

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Rev. Laddie Ray Adams 87, of Guymon

Reverend Laddie Ray Adams, son of Duane Kingsford Adams and Bessie Beatrice Burton, was born in Beaver City on June 14, 1931. He died on Feb. 10, 2019, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jana and David Kuehler, in Frisco, Texas.

He attended the public schools of Guymon, where both his parents taught, and in 1953 graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University. While at OBU, he sang in the Bison Glee Club and lettered as a member of OBU’s first golf team.

Three very important events changed his life forever while he was a student at OBU. He accepted Christ as his Savior in 1950; was called into the gospel ministry; and met Anita Reah Owens whose birthday, coincidentally, was also June 14, 1932. It was inevitable that they should marry on that date in 1954. Their marriage of 64 plus years was a lifelong love story.

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Donney P. Sullins

Donney P. Sullins, 76, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 3, 2019, at Grace Living Center in Clinton. He was born Feb. 17, 1942 to Walter F. and Jean (Mills) in Pecos, Texas.

Donney grew up and attended school at Port and graduated from Port High School in 1960. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1961, during his service he was a Tank Commander, 2nd Squad-1st Calvary (E8), and served in Vietnam.

Donney attended Phillips Junior College in Augusta, Ga., and after retiring from the United States Army he went to work in Korea for the Red Cross.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Willard Eugene Heinrichs

Funeral services for Willard Eugene Heinrichs, 83 year old, of Corn, will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at 2:30 pm at Corn Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Tim Sandy officiating. Burial will follow in Corn Mennonite Brethren Cemetery with Pastor Ken Gardner presiding and under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

Willard was born Dec. 18, 1935, three miles west of Colony, to Samuel Jacob and Emma (Willems) Heinrichs and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, with his family by his side.

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Ruth Mae Dick

Ruth Mae (Bergmann) Dick was born Feb. 14, 1924, to Cornelius and Anna (Thiessen) Bergmann at Corn. She attended Corn Bible Academy and graduated in 1941 as valedictorian of her class.

March 12, 1939, while attending CBA, she accepted Christ as her Savior. She was then baptized and joined the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church. After graduation she received a scholarship from and attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., for one year. She then attended Southwestern State College in Weatherford, where she earned her teaching certificate.

She taught school at Greenfield near Corn and also at Cutler, Calif., near Dinuba.

On Oct. 10, 1946, Ruth and Wesley Dick were married. They lived on the farm near Corn raising wheat and cattle. The Lord blessed their home with a daughter, Kathleen and a son, Loren.

She greatly enjoyed her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. Other interests included singing and studying the Scriptures.

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Audie Ruth Henderson

Audie Ruth Henderson (Young), 76, of Hobart, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. She had recently underwent a short series of hospitalization periods due to complications from a chronic heart condition.

Ruth was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Marlow, to Samuel and Daisy Bell (Haston) Young. She grew up in Marlow and moved to Cordell her junior year. She graduated from Cordell High School in 1960.

Though she would leave Cordell, she would find her way back later in life and make roots in the community for many years.

She married Charles Henderson on Feb. 23, 1963, in Washington, D.C. Due to her status as military wife, she was able to travel and live across the country various places, including: New York City, New York, Washington, D.C., Bay Saint Louis, Miss., and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She returned to live in Cordell for many years before moving to Hobart to retire in 2011.

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Mildred Ilene Jones

Mildred Ilene Jones, age 90, went to be with her dear Lord on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. She was born to Sam and Margaret Sperle on Oct. 1, 1928, in Bessie.

She graduated from Cordell High School and started her first civil service position with the Farmers Home Administration. From there she went to work at the Washita County Treasurer’s office and then transferred to Tinker AFB, from which she retired 31 years later.

Over the course of her life some of her favorite pastimes have included square dancing, bowling, painting, playing bridge, traveling, and her true love of reading.

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Gary Lynn Woodruff 68, of Carnegie

The first of three children born to Melvin and Mary Fern Woodruff, Gary Lynn Woodruff was born Tuesday, July 4, 1950, in Elk City. He left this world to enter his heavenly home Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, while on a bucket list trip with his wife Leslie to Australia and New Zealand. He died suddenly from a cardiac aneurysm at the age of 68.

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LaQueta Sue Dowdy 83, of Bakersfied, Calif.

Our beloved LaQueta Sue Dowdy was taken peacefully by the Lord on Jan. 19, 2019, capping a lifetime of service to her faith, family and community. LaQueta will be remembered for her bright smile, her compassion, her love of family, Jesus Christ, sewing and gardening. While we mourn her death, we rejoice that she is with her Lord and Savior.

LaQueta was born Feb. 11, 1935, in the vicinity of Foss and Burns Flat, to Noah Owen and Susan Irene Phillips (Adkins). LaQueta grew up in Burns Flat, helping her parents with everything there was to do on a family farm. She attended Burns Flat High School and graduated from Hills Business College in Oklahoma City.

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