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Larry Lynn Price

Larry Lynn Price, 78, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on November 6, 2016.

He was born October 22, 1938, to Philip and Vineta (Haggard) Price in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Larry grew up in Washita County but, for the last 13 years, he's lived in Pensacola, Florida.

In his early years he worked for Shell Oil Company and Texas Instruments, then spent the rest of the time farming and ranching.

Larry adored his family and loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and working in his yard.

He also loved watching sports and was a devoted OU fan. Larry was a collector of a variety of things such as sports memorabilia, arrow heads, and loved researching genealogy and watching old western movies.

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Brenda J. Weber

Brenda J. Weber, 59, passed away November 10, 2016. She was born October 7, 1957, to Norman and Betty (Connors) Thiessen of Hobart, Oklahoma.

Brenda attended school and graduated from Hobart. She married Kenny Lee Gray on December 21, 1976, he preceded her in death on March 31, 2002.

Brenda found the love of her life, Bobby Weber, and they were married September 20, 2003, in Cordell, Oklahoma. She spent the last 35 years working for the Rocky Co-op.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Bobby Weber of the home; three brothers, Keith Thiessen and wife, Kay of Hobart, Oklahoma, Kenneth Thiessen of Mangum, Oklahoma, and Kevin Thiessen and wife, Tina of Apache, Oklahoma; nieces, Ashley Thiessen of Apache, Oklahoma, and Kallie Thiessen of Apache, Oklahoma; nephews, Skyler Thiessen of Apache, Oklahoma; Kyle Thiessen of Apache, Oklahoma, and Jarrod Thiessen and wife, Crystal of Apache, Oklahoma; and great nephews, Tristen, Tanner, and Brayden all of Apache, Oklahoma.

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Annie Mae Grubbs

Annie Mae Grubbs, 93, passed away November 11, 2016, at Autumn Leaves Memory Care Facility in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 3, 1923, in Soper, Oklahoma, the oldest daughter of 11 children of Andrew Jackson Nowell and Girtha H. Roden Nowell.

Annie Mae’s family moved to Greer County, Oklahoma, where she met and married John A. Grubbs on July 29, 1943.

Annie Mae and John then moved to Cordell, where Annie Mae lived until after her 90th birthday, when she then required assisted living. 

At the urging of her children, Annie Mae retired at the age of 80 from her job, at Clinton- Sherman, with her maintenance corporation.

Annie Mae had worked at various jobs, ranging from sewing for the public, to owning grocery stores, and to having a maintenance corporation.

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Bonnie Mae Horn

Bonnie Mae Horn was born March 28, 1923, to Paul and Rhea (Rogers) Bookout at Achille, Oklahoma.

In 1933, Bonnie lost both of her parents. She, with two brothers and two sisters, went to live at the Children's Home in Tipton, Oklahoma.

While Bonnie was living in Tipton she attended a revival, meeting and accepting Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized.

In 1941, Bonnie went to live with the Hueberts of Corn. It was while living in Corn and working in a cotton field that she met the love of her life.

She and Henry Preacher Horn were married on July 21, 1943, at the Herold Mennonite Church.

Bonnie always had bread or cinnamon rolls baking and was very generous with family and friends who came to visit.

They never left hungry or empty handed. She always had a welcoming smile and a kind word for everyone. Bonnie will be missed by all who knew her.

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Helen Brown

Helen was born in Sayre, Oklahoma, to Edith and Frank Treadway on February 3, 1932. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Elk City.

Helen loved animals growing up, especially kittens. She also enjoyed children and was a great protector of children. Helen also enjoyed cooking, gardening, travel, nature and coffee and cake, along with warm family conversations.

She was a very loving parent and did all she could to help her children. .

Helen married Laverne Frank Schneberger at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Sayre.

They farmed in the Burns Flat area and raised their children there. They attended St. Francis Church and Holy Family Church in Canute.

Later, they attended St. Mathew's Catholic Church in Elk City, before she moved to Yukon.

She graduated LPN school with top honors in Burns Flat, in 1971, and began her career as a nurse working in Clinton.

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Brenda Karol (Holman) Messenger

Brenda Karol (Holman) Messenger, 60, went to heaven Saturday, October 29, 2016, with family by her side at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brenda was born in Sentinel, Oklahoma, on November 5, 1955, to Laverne (Chambers) Holman Lundy and Ben Holman. She graduated from Cordell High School in 1974. Brenda attended the University of Central Oklahoma following high school. After graduating from Paul's Cosmetology in Oklahoma City, Brenda worked in Oklahoma City and Cordell. She moved to South Fork, Colorado, in 1985, where she met her future husband. Brenda married Russ Messenger August 29, 1986, in South Fork, Colorado.

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Bonnie Mae Horn

Bonnie Mae Horn, 93, of Cordell, Oklahoma, died on Monday, November 7, 2016, in Corn, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Herold Mennonite Church, in Bessie, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Herold Mennonite Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Cordell.  

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Mildred Christine Anthony

Mildred Christine Anthony, or Chris as she was known by many, was born January 23, 1926, and passed away on November 3, 2016. Chris was raised in Arkansas with four sisters and seven brothers. She ended up moving to California, where she met and married Tony Anthony. Chris was a waitress for most of her life, and loved every minute of it, until they moved to Oklahoma in 1979, to help son, Darryl Anthony, with the 41 Motel, as head of housekeeping and doggie babysitter. Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Anthony. She is survived by her son, Darryl Anthony of Cordell, and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.  

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Dolora Sue Hoefar

Dolora Sue Hoefar was born to Ed and Dorothy Lee (Reis) Reed on March 3, 1940, and passed away November 6, 2016. Dolora. She attended school in Cordell and graduated high school in 1958. Dolora worked at Booster Bags, Kellwoods and also as an Administrative Assistant with the Department of Human Services.

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Virgil K. Wilmeth

Virgil K. Wilmeth passed away at home in his sleep on November 2, 2016. He was born on September 21, 1921, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Levi and Mary Wilmeth. He had three brothers, Dallas, Keith, and Charles Wayne Wilmeth. Virgil attended school at Star Elementary, Mountain View, and Tuttle, (where he provided care for his Grandma Snow). Then he returned to finish high school in Mountain View, Oklahoma, where he claimed that he graduated valedictorian of his class, then laughed as he told us there were only two other classmates. He became interested in math and science as a teenager and found sheet metal work with Boeing in Kansas. During World War II, he went into the Army Air Corps, as the U.S. Air Force was then called, working as a radio instructor. He attended Southwestern State Teachers' College, graduating with a degree in Secondary Education, Physics, and Math. During that time, he worked at the college teaching physics labs.

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