Obituaries

Tue
03
Jul
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Rosella Horn

12, 1920 in Bessie, Oklahoma, to Henry and Amanda (Keihn) Wedel. She passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Maple Lawn Manor Nursing Home in Hydro, Oklahoma, at the age of 97. She was united in marriage to Paul Horn on April 26, 1943 at the Mennonite Church in Bessie, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death September 11, 1985 in Cordell, Oklahoma. Rosella lived in Cordell, Bessie, Hydro, and the Sickles area all of life except for two years when Paul was in the service in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was a nurse for 26 years at the Cordell nursing home and hospital. She loved caring for others. She was a member of the Sickles Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Amanda Wedel, her husband Paul Horn, two sons, Larry Horn and Eddie Paul Horn and seven siblings.

Tue
26
Jun
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Herman “Sonny” Regier

Herman “Sonny” Regier was born on August 6, 1937 on a farm just east of Cordell on Boggy Creek. He was the middle child born to Herman and Emma (Balzer) Regier with older sister Agnes Marie and younger sister Emma Jean. While living on Boggy Creek, he attended Flynn School east of Cordell, but later graduated from Cloud Chief in 1955 as his family had moved to a new home east of Cordell on Highway 152. At Cloud Chief, he enjoyed basketball and baseball with his classmates. He then attended Bethel College in Newton, Kansas for a short time, but was called home to work on the farm when his father had a heart attack. Sonny was an active member of Herold Mennonite Church of Bessie, Oklahoma. He accepted Jesus as his savior when he was about 12 years old at Sichar tent revival and was later baptized by Reverend Richard Tschetter on May 8, 1960. Sonny married Linda Jo Hoffman in Clinton, Oklahoma on May 14, 1960 and established their home half a mile east of his parents farm.

Tue
19
Jun
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Robert “Bob” Nathan Chafins

Robert “Bob” Nathan Chafins, 60, of Dill City, Oklahoma, passed away on June 12, 2018. He was born on February 27, 1958 to Nate and Ruth (Keller) Chafins in Roswell, New Mexico. Bob attended school in East Liver Pool, Ohio, graduating in 1975. He moved to Western Oklahoma in 1994 with the love of his life wife, Ruth and their four children. Bob loved the Pittsburg Steelers, spoiling their dogs and spending time with their grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In honor of Bob’s great love for the Steelers the family request that you wear your favorite team’s jersey to his service. He is survived by his wife Ruth, four Children; Richard Chafins, Angela Ross and her husband Michael, Gerri Meyers and Robert Chafins and 10 Grandchildren; Alyssa, Jason, Machayla, Ruthie, Nathan, Alexxis, Coda, Kelci, Ryleigh and Reagan.

Tue
19
Jun
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Janis Pauline Swiantkiewicz

Pauline Swiantkiewicz, 77, passed away June 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 7, 1941 to Paul and Susie Hertzler in Clinton, Oklahoma. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Swiantkiewicz and David Swiantkiewicz and wife Rosie; sisters, Judy Golledge and husband Jerry and Billie Marlin; brother James Hertzler; and grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla, and Jacob Swiantkiewicz. Visitation will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Village Park Baptist Church 3002 Village Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78251 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It will be followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m.`

Tue
12
Jun
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Emily Earlene (Mackey) Gay

Emily Earlene (Mackey) Gay, which everyone knew as Cricket, was born November 11, 1962 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Doyle and Viola (Stevens) Mackey and passed away at her home in Cordell, Oklahoma on June 6, 2018 at the age of 55 years old. She is survived by her Fiancé Marcus Seward of Cordell, Oklahoma. She was raised in the Eakly area south of town. She attended Eakly schools and later Hydro schools. She married Hurschel Gay on July 13, 1984 in Weatherford, Texas and they made their home in Carnegie, Oklahoma. They lived in Brundidge, Alabama in 1988. She attained her CDL in 1996 and started cross country trucking. Family moved many times because of employment. She was currently living in Cordell, Oklahoma. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time with her grandsons, and hunting in her lifetime.

Tue
12
Jun
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James Donald Reeder Sr.

James Donald Reeder Sr. was born May 26, 1932 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Lena Ruth (Pruitt) and Edward Foster Reeder. He passed away June 09, 2018 at Norman

 

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Tue
12
Jun
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Holly Lynn Holman

Holly Lynn Holman was born January 5th, 1973 in Hobart, Oklahoma. She passed away June 6th, 2018 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Holly was the youngest of three children born to Billy Ray and Rosetta Holman. She was several years younger than her siblings and soon earned the titled “Spoiled” by all. Holly was a very sweet and mischievous child. She loved being the center of attention and could always wrap everyone around her little finger. Animals was one of Holly’s greatest passions. She could always be seen carrying around a puppy from her Dad’s kennels. She worked with her dad helping him at the kennels off and on during her life. She had a cat named Max that she adored. She became ill and wasn’t able to care for him any longer and worried about him until she found a good home and was loved as she loved him. Holly enjoyed bead work and spent many hours making key chains and jewelry. The bead work was a source of peace and tranquility for her.

Tue
12
Jun
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Clifford Sanders

Cordell native Clifford H. (Bud) Sanders 94, died June 2nd, in his home in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by his family. Following his graduation from Cordell High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War, in India, China and Burma, ‘flying the hump”. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA and MA. He then taught and coached at Adams High School in the 1950’s. Moving to Denver, he taught in the Denver Public School System and served as an assistant principal, retiring in the early 1980’s. He frequently attended Cordell High School class reunions. He is survived by his daughter Terry Crowther and her husband Sam, of Laguna Niguel, California; sister-in-law Margaret Duggins; brother-in-law Bill Cox; and several nieces and nephews.

Tue
12
Jun
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Melinda Lou Moore

Melinda Lou Moore was born August 15, 1937, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Ella and Clarence Jensen and passed away April 27, 2018 in the Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 12 days. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Union-Hatchett Cemetery in Bessie, OK with officiant Donald K. Moore. Linda was raised in and around Council Bluffs and attended the Iowa School for the Deaf. When she was 25 years old, she went to Burns Flat to visit her cousin. Linda was introduced to the man she would marry. She married Jesse Leon Moore on June 17, 1962 in Elk City, OK and they lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa for a short time before moving back to Foss to make their home and raise their family. Linda was a homemaker, quilter, loved to crochet, and was devoted to her family. Linda moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 2007 to be near her oldest daughter, Candy McCain.

Tue
12
Jun
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Tiffani Amber Patterson

Tiffani Amber Patterson, 26, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly on June 2nd, 2018 at her home. She was born on December 12th, 1991 to Glenn Brown and Stacey (Maynard) Cox in Sayre, Oklahoma. Tiffani grew up and attended school in Sayre, Oklahoma. After high school she worked at the North Fork Prison as a Correctional Officer. She met the love of her life Preston Patterson and they were married August 21, 2015 in Weatherford, Oklahoma and the couple made their home in Cordell, Oklahoma. Tiffani was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dill City, loved reading, painting and arts and crafts. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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