Obituaries

Tue
06
Feb
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Pearl June Klaassen

Pearl June Klaassen passed away on January 30, 2018. She was born on November 22, 1937, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to David and Edna Reimer. Throughout her life, she was best known for loyalty to family and friends, an abiding faith, her musical talent, and a great sense of humor. She was intelligent, insightful, and hard working. A graduate of Corn Bible Academy, June went on to receive a Master of Science in Financial Services in later life. She was married to Denver James Klaassen on February 15, 1957, and they had two daughters, Kerry and Leslie. June loved visiting their children and grandchildren as well as traveling, going to China and Europe. She was musically talented, serving as church organist and pianist. She and Denver were longtime members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Wed
31
Jan

Morris Neal Wilmeth

Morris Neal Wilmeth

Morris Neal Wilmeth

 

Morris Neal Wilmeth, 83, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Integris Hospice House following a brief illness. He was born February 3, 1934 in Cordell, Oklahoma to Thurman and Hattie Wilmeth. He was the oldest of four boys. 

After graduating from Cordell High School, Morris served in the Air Force as a radar technician for 20 years before retiring in 1973. He met and married Barbara Yetman in 1955 while stationed in Newfoundland, Canada. Barbara and Morris had three children. 

They were stationed in many countries during his Air Force career, including the United States, Canada, Spain, and Turkey. They returned to Western Oklahoma after retiring, where he worked as a Dill City police officer and at the Burns Flat golf course. 

Tue
30
Jan
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Gene Dee Patton

Gene Dee Patton, 87, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma passed away January 22, 2018 at Cordell Memorial Hospital with family by his side. He was born on July 25, 1930, on the family farm near Putnam, Oklahoma, to Ervin Virgil and Ionia Anna (Dilocker) Patton. Gene graduated in 1948 from Independence School, which was located between Custer and Putnam. He married the love of his life, Vanda Davis, on August 28, 1954, in Thomas, Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army. Gene studied electronics and graduated from the Okmulgee Vocational School. After graduation, he went to work at Convair where he worked on the B-58 bomber. After that he owned and operated Gene’s TV Sales and Service in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. He also worked at MODA and retired from Wagner. After retirement, Gene taught a knife making course at the Burns Flat Vo-Tech. He enjoyed knife making and wood working. He also enjoyed going to the coffee shop to see his friends. Gene and Vanda had been happily married for 63 years.

Wed
24
Jan
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Auma Jean Holt

Auma Jean Holt of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away January 17, 2018, in the Elkview Hospital in Hobart, Oklahoma, at the age of 93. Auma Jean was born September 22, 1924, on a farm near Rocky, Oklahoma, to Amos James and Winnie (Baird) Price. At an early age, she moved to Cloud Chief where she attended Cloud Chief Public Schools graduating in 1942. She married Henry Ray Holt on March 18, 1944, in Cordell, Oklahoma. She enjoyed many lifelong friends from Cloud Chief and was actively involved in the school activities there. She and Hank served as class parents to several classes at Cloud Chief through the years. They were chiefly responsible for the first all-school reunion in 1980 that was held every other year for several years. At an early age, she began pulling (not picking) cotton for her dad, and she loved talking about it to anyone who would listen.

Wed
24
Jan
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Ruby Isabelle Thiessen

Funeral services for Ruby Isabelle Thiessen, 93-yearold Eakly, Oklahoma resident, were held Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Assembly of God Church in Eakly, Oklahoma with Pastor Michael McDaniel officiating. Burial followed in Eakly Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Ruby was born June 24, 1924, in Cordell, Oklahoma to Arthur Justin and Rufina Frances (Sandefer) Newton. She was called home to her beloved Savior on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Maple Lawn Manor in Hydro, Oklahoma. Ruby was raised and attended school in Cordell, Oklahoma. On November 15, 1942, she married Jesse Louis Bowen in Cordell. Ruby worked as a Nanny for many years before becoming a CNA, (Certified Nursing Assistant). She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Cordell Memorial Hospital for 15 years and assisted with numerous newborns during this time.

Wed
17
Jan

Alton G. "Nick" Nicholson

Alton G. “Nick” Nicholson

 

Alton G. “Nick” Nicholson, 73, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away on December 14th, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 15th, 1944 to Corbett and Eva Nicholson in Warren, Arkansas. 

Nick came to western Oklahoma in 1964 when he was in the Airforce and stationed in Burns Flat.

Nick graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974 with a double major in Accounting and Business. 

He farmed and worked for over forty years for Washita County driving a road grader. Since retiring he has enjoyed tinkering on lawn mowers, walking for his health, and watching hummingbirds. 

Since April of 2016, the joy and passion of his life was his grandaughter, Temperance. He was a proud father, an even prouder grandfather and wonderful friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Tue
16
Jan
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Viola Dorothy Kupka

Viola Dorothy Kupka, 83, of Canute, Oklahoma, was born on August 7, 1934 in Calumet, Oklahoma to Dewey Laws and Mary Elizabeth (Brooks) Nix. She went to walk with her Savior in heaven on January 11, 2018 the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, Oklahoma. Viola married Gerald W. Kupka on June 23, 1953 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Canute, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on December 3, 2011. Along with her husband she owned and operated Kupka Texaco Station in Canute for over twenty years. She also worked at the local tag agency for twenty-four years. Viola enjoyed cooking, taking care of her plants and spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Her family was her life and she savored every moment with them. She was an active member of the Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Tue
16
Jan
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Treva Roberta Williams

Treva Roberta Williams, of Cordell, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Clinton, Oklahoma, at the age of 80. Treva was born April 27, 1937, to Robert and Mary (Martin) Isbell. She was raised in Cordell and attended Cordell schools. She married Jack Williams on October 1, 1954, in Cordell and to this union two children were born. Treva worked many years at the Farmers National Bank in Cordell and the Washita County Extension Center, retiring in the early eighties. She enjoyed playing the piano and loved being involved in her church. Treva volunteered her time to help others when she was able. She really enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren. She married Curtis Maloy September 13, 1979, in Cordell and became a loving stepmother to Curtis' son, Curt. Treva was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary Isbell and brother Ortiz Isbell in 1955.

Tue
16
Jan
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Donna Lee Harbuck

Donna Lee Mitchell Harbuck was born June 17, 1935 in Geary, Oklahoma to Hazel Parrish and W.W. Mitchell. Donna attended high school in Sickles, Oklahoma. Soon after she met J.W. Harbuck and they were married on December 27, 1955. When J.W. was discharged from the army, they moved to Colorado, where they worked for a while then moved to Hydro, Oklahoma. They later moved to Borger, Texas before finally ending up in Dill City, Oklahoma in 1962 and have been there ever since. Donna worked for M.O.D.A. and the Dill City School System for 13 years. She quit working to take care of their grandson, Taylor Harbuck, she also worked at the First Baptist Church for 40 years. Survivors include her husband, J.W. Harbuck of the home, Sons: Ricky Harbuck of Dill City, Oklahoma, Mitchell Harbuck of Dill City, Oklahoma, David Harbuck and his wife Nancy of Dill City, Oklahoma, and Grandson: Taylor Harbuck of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Tue
16
Jan
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Kathleen “Kat” (Beech) Kenimer

Kathleen “Kat” (Beech) Kenimer, of Cordell, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Cordell, Oklahoma at the age of 94. Kat was born October 27, 1923, in Port, Oklahoma to John J. and Callie (Powers) Beech. In 1932, as a child she moved with her family to a farm southeast of Cordell. Kat attended Cordell High School and graduated in 1942. While in high school she played basketball on the Lady Blue Devils 1941 state semifinalist team and the 1942 state champion team. Kat’s graduating class went to Galveston Beach for their senior trip, but to get there they all loaded up in a make shift bus which was an open top cattle truck. Kat was raised on the farm in a loving family with her six brothers and a sister. At a young age she learned how to work hard and the art of “Good Ole Home Cooking” which she carried throughout her life.

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