Obituaries

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22
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Jack Riffe

Jack Ellis Riffe, 77, of Hobart, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 8, 2017. Jack was born on May 5, 1940, in Aberdeen, Washington. Jack was baptized in Olympic View Community Church in Washington at the age of ten. He served in the United States Army in 1969, and Air National Guard, Honorably Discharged in 1986, as Staff Sargent Jack Riffe. He was a member of the Coos County Mounted Sheriffs Passe in Coos Bay, Oregon. Jack was proud of his appaloosa horses. They were used as mounts for the sheriffs posse. He was also a proud member of the Eagles Lodge in Coos Bay, Oregon. Jack was well known in our community. He has helped many family, friends and anyone who asked. Jacked loved his animals, and he was always known to have four to five dogs, he even fed stray cats. Jack was loved by many, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Palm Riffe; parents, Andrew Jackson and Loraine (McCoy) Riffe.

Tue
22
Aug
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Kenneth Leggett

Kenneth Newton Leggett, 88, of Abilene, Texas, and longtime former Cordell, Oklahoma, resident passed from this life on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Abilene, Texas. Kenneth was born on October 10, 1928, in Norphlet, Arkansas, a son of Ona and Lona (Dees) Leggett. He was raised in Norphlet and Smackover, Arkansas, and attended school there graduating in 1946. Kenneth served in the United States Air Force for 20 years retiring in 1968. Kenneth married Dorothy Creamer on August 8, 1949, in Cordell, and they raised their family there. He attended Southwestern State in Weatherford, and received a Master’s in Education. Kenneth taught Business Administration and American History for many years at Binger High School, retiring in 1984. Kenneth enjoyed restoring cars and tinkering with things. He also enjoyed keeping up with his beloved Razorbacks and was an avid reader of Louis L’Amour westerns.

Tue
15
Aug
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James (Jim) Walter Crane

James Crane was born on May 26, 1930, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Lydia Helen and Byron Elmo (B.E.) Crane of Roosevelt, Oklahoma. He received the middle name of Walter in honor of his grandfather, Walter Hawkins. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sons, Randall Joe and Richard Allan; and his ex-wife Jo Lee Francis Sewell. He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Ann Crane Morgan of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and his grandson, Jason Luke Morgan of Norman, Oklahoma. He had no siblings stating that as he was born during the Great Depression, he felt his parents were worried about the financial support of adding more children to the family. Jim was baptized during his eighth grade year of school at the Methodist Church. Jim's parents bought the Bessie Telephone Company in 1934, where they operated and managed the company including maintaining the phone lines out to the farmers. At that time, only about half of the farmers in the area actually had phone lines.

Tue
15
Aug
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Perry Merz

Perry Merz was born December 15, 1972, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Mary Lou (Simpson) and James Laverne Merz. He passed away on August 6, 2017, at Elk City, at the age of 44 years, seven months and 21 days. Perry grew up in Canute, Oklahoma, and graduated from high school in 1991. After graduation he began his career in the oil field. Even though Perry had a career in the oil field, his joy and passion was helping his dad farming and ranching on the family farm. Perry was a "people person" and knew and loved everyone in Canute and could call them by name. In turn, people could always count on Perry for a good laugh or a joke here and there. Perry was a perfectionist and enjoyed caring for machinery and equipment and made sure that they were ready when needed. He also enjoyed spending time with his children, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Tue
08
Aug
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Charlotte Dodson

Charlotte E. Dodson, 92 passed away on Saturday August 5, 2017. She was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, on May 26, 1925, to Harvey Leslie and Marie Goldie (Fisher) Day. Charlotte was raised in Cordell graduating from Cordell High School and briefly attending OU and OSU. Charlotte married the love of her life Joe Austin Dodson, Sr., on September 4, 1943. Together they shared 71 years of marriage until his death in 2015. Charlotte and Joe, along with their family operated Dodson’s Cafeterias and Dodson Art Galleries for nearly 50 years, their early experiences being chronicled by Charlotte at age 85 in “Life on the Line”. A faithful Christian, she was a member of the Memorial Road and Oakcrest Church of Christ.

Tue
08
Aug
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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.

Tue
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.

Tue
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.

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