Obituaries

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08
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DeLoris Kliewer

DeLoris A (Nickel) Kliewer went to be with the Lord on August 3, 2017, at the age of 84. She was with her children at the time of her death. DeLoris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She was married for 65 years to Harold Kliewer and had two children, a son Jim Kliewer and daughter Brenda Fleischood. DeLoris worked along side her husband farming, raising children and devoting her life to God. DeLoris was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Albert and Meta (VonEssen) Nickel. She spent her entire 84 years in this area. She was a member of the Herold Mennonite Church, where she met and married her husband Harold on May 27, 1951. She was a devoted church member who enjoyed serving on the food committee and being a part of the woman's mission society. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Et Cetera Shop in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Her career was her family, but she also worked a few years at the Corn Nursing Home as an aide and hair dresser.

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08
Aug
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Vera Spradlin

Vera Lee Spradlin was born on November 13, 1933, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Hiram B. and Velma Helen (Willis) Mitchell. She passed away August 1, 2017, at her home in Clinton, Oklahoma, at the age of 83. Vera attended school in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School. She married the love of her life John Spradlin in Dill City, on July 31, 1952. They settled in Dill City and raised their children. Vera was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Dill City. She was an amazing cook, just the thought of her Sunday pot roast would make your mouth water. If you needed something mended Vera was your go to gal. If you wanted something made Vera could whip it out with her sewing machine. She had her pilot's license, and soloed with John Kleek. One of her favorite things to do was, have her son Steve pull her across Fort Cobb Lake at the break of dawn. When the water was like a sheet of glass. She could water ski forever.

Tue
01
Aug
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William Bowles

William Wesley Bowles went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 24, 2017. He passed away in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was born June 14, 1923, in Cotton County, Oklahoma. Wesley was raised in Cotton County and attended Union Valley school. He served his country during World War Two in the United States Army. After his service he returned to Cotton County where he married Dorothy Rodolph, together they made their home in Temple and farmed in Cotton County. Wesley enjoyed working, fixing and tinkering with objects and just keeping busy. He loved and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing or cooking outside. As his health began to fail him, Wesley became a resident at the Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2002.

Tue
01
Aug
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Jack Brownfield

Jack Lee Brownfield passed away peacefully at his home in Fairview, Texas, on July 27, 2017. He was 70 years old. He was born on October 29, 1946, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Gordan and Ann (Taggart) Brownfield. Jack graduated from Cordell High School in 1964. Following graduation, he attended Southwest Oklahoma State University where he graduated in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration. Shortly after graduating college, Jack moved to Dallas, Texas, and started his career in the insurance industry. He married Dorcas A. Buchanan on January 18, 1992, in Irving, Texas. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Dorcas Brownfield of Fairview; daughter, Leah Wood and husband, J.P. of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Grace and Carter Wood; step-son, Matt Buchanan and wife, Anne of Carbondale, Colorado; granddaughters, Billie Buchanan and Madilyn Buchanan; brother-in-law, Clayton Scarborough and wife, Bonnie of Pilot Point, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

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01
Aug
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Carla Turner

Carla Jill Turner, of Larkspur, Colorado, died suddenly June 28, 2017, at the age of 55, from complications resulting from her hardfought battle with breast cancer. Carla was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she is the daughter of Jimmy D. and Carol G. Sanner Turner. She attended elementary schools in Oklahoma City and Denver prior to the family’s move to Dill City, Oklahoma. Carla graduated from Dill City High School in 1980, sharing valedictory honors with her good friend Dee Ann Long (now Wellander). She then attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University, where she graduated in 1984.

Tue
25
Jul
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Lesley “Bubba” Dan Baldwin

Lesley "Bubba" Dan Baldwin, age 56, passed from this life suddenly on July 19, 2017, in Cordell. Bubba was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, on July 10, 1961, to Dale and Peggy (McCormick) Baldwin. Bubba was raised in Cordell where he attended Cordell Public Schools and played football and baseball. He graduated with the class of 1980. He worked several years at Cordell Lumber and 17 years in shipping and receiving at Robertson’s Factory in Cordell. Bubba started working for Cordell Public Schools as the school custodian in the early 1990's. He was loved and is remembered by many teachers and many, many students. During the Summer months Bubba was always seen around town setting up and selling his family's produce and watermelons. Bubba was a cowboy at heart and he liked to take the back roads always looking to find a good local rodeo. He was also an avid OU sports fan, loved the Dallas Cowboys, but he cherished the Cordell Blue Devils and the Lady Blue Devils.

Tue
18
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Dessie Meier

Dessie Roberta Meier passed from this life on July 14, 2017, at her home at age 98. She was born on March 20, 1919, in Bessie, Oklahoma, to Buel Allen and Edna (Watson) Allen. Dessie was one of twelve children. She grew up and resided all of her life in Bessie. She was a partner to Gilbert in the farming operation, Sunday school teacher both at Bessie and Burns Flat, taught upholstery at the Vo-Tech in Burns Flat and her upholstery shop was proudly located in the chicken house. Dessie was very active in the Home Demonstration Club; she received her 50 year pin. Dessie’s club was “The Better Neighbors” and yes she was a great neighbor to have. She loved to garden, entertain and cook. Dessie was the most remarkable cook. When her hands touched dough something magical happened, (she made the best cinnamon rolls ever), but the most important thing to Dessie was her relationship with God. She taught Sunday School classes from the age of 16 to 95.

Tue
11
Jul
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Homer Adams

Homer Jackson (H.J.) Adams, 97, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday evening, July 5, 2017, from Silverado Memory Care in Kingwood, Texas. He was born February 7, 1920, to Homer Jefferson Adams and Harmon Delia McGavock in Lockney, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Eddie, Wayne, Joe, Lahoma, Helen, and Joyce. His brother, Arlye, of North Carolina survives him. He graduated from Cordell High School and then moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, just as World War II was getting underway. He was turned down for military service because of a perforated eardrum and went to work at a new startup potash mine in Carlsbad, International Minerals and Chemical Corporation. Homer was a Refinery Foreman and a loyal and hardworking employee of IMC for 42 years. Homer was married to Lindwell Vallandingham in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on December 19, 1940, and they had two children, Joe Wayne Adams, deceased, and Rev. Linda Adams Goddard of Kingwood, Texas.

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11
Jul
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Everett Dowell

Everett Neal Dowell, age 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home. Everett was born to Jesse Frank Lee Dowell and Jennie Augusta (Stout) on March 2, 1950, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Everett attended school and graduated from the Ponca City High. Everett was drafted in the US Army in 1969, and he served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. After his service he returned home where he met and married Marsha (Love) on April 10, 1976, in Ponca City. During their 17 years of marriage they had four children John, Jennifer, Marcus, and Shannan. In 2001, Everett met and later married, Peggy Mayo. They were together until her death in February, 2011. Everett moved to the Muskogee area six years ago from his hometown of Ponca City after the death of wife. He loved to go camping and he always enjoyed riding his motorcycle anywhere that he wanted to travel.

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11
Jul
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Kent Ellis

A Chapel Service for E. Kent Ellis, 78, former Dill City resident and now of Houston, Texas, will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Sidney Ellis. Burial will conclude in the Prairie Belle Cemetery in Putnam, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Earl Kent Ellis, 78, passed away after a brief illness on July 2, 2017, in Houston. He spent his final hours surrounded by loving members of his family. Kent Ellis was born in Neosho, Missouri, on November 24, 1938, to Jewell William “J.W.” and Irene Lucille (Goodson) Ellis, but he grew up on the family’s farm outside Dill City, Oklahoma. He married Oreta Cammell (Widener) on January 1, 1960, in Clinton, and they enjoyed 57 happy years together. Kent graduated from the University of Texas, in Austin, and the South Texas College of Law, in Houston.

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