Obituaries

Tue
13
Dec

Reta May Wagner

Reta May (Wrather) Wagner passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at South Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Reta was born in Elk City, Oklahoma, on February 2, 1946, to Wayne Eugene Wrather and Bonita Faye (Taliaferro) Wrather.

She married Robert “Bob” Wagner on July 21, 1963. Bob and Reta raised their three children in Piedmont, Oklahoma.

After living in California, Hawaii, Florida, Washington D.C., and finally Bermuda, Bob and Reta retired and worked a small ranch in Gore, Oklahoma.

Reta worked as a secretary in the early years of their marriage and later was a homemaker.

After the kids left for college, Reta enjoyed working as a florist.

She enjoyed her family, friends, reading, flowers, and crafts. While the kids were in 4-H, Reta was very busy as a 4-H leader, and helping the kids with their projects and animals.

Tue
06
Dec

Travis Ray Teel

Travis Ray Teel was born April 10, 1922, to Willis H. and Rosa E. Kimmel Teel, in Cordell, Oklahoma. He attended school in Port, Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942- 1944. Travis married Lilly Durland September 15, 1943, and to this union was born one daughter, Vickie Lou. Lilly passed away in 1949. Travis married Vena Werhan on May 17, 1951. Travis and Vena had two boys, Gary Dean and Mark Wayne. Travis farmed for more than 50 years in the Retrop, Chickasha, and Dill City areas. He also worked at the cotton compress in Chickasha for a number of years. Travis was a member of the Plains Avenue Church of Christ and served as an elder for many years.

Thu
01
Dec

Jerry McGhee

Funeral services for Jerry McGhee, 63, Dill City resident, were held Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in the First Christian Church in Clinton, officiated by Rex Yoder and Travis Imboden.
 
Burial followed in the North Burns Cemetery in Dill City, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
 
Thu
01
Dec

James Edward Scott

James Edward Scott, 39, of Cordell, was born November 8, 1977, to Jimmy Lee Scott and Betty Ellis Scott, and passed away November 22, 2016, in a trucking accident.
 
James was raised in Cordell and attended school there. After school James pursued his dream and got his CDL licenses.
 
On August 23, 2003, James married the love of his life, Kendra Schmidt. 
 
Tue
22
Nov

Dean Frank Smith

Dean Frank Smith, 85, a longtime resident of rural Welch, Oklahoma, passed away November 16, 2016, at his daughters home in Cordell, Oklahoma, after a short illness.

Dean was born May 22, 1931, in Sac Township, Iowa, to Ed Smith and Elzora (Ingraham) Smith.

He was raised by his Aunt Mabel and Uncle Matt Dye, and was later adopted by Mabel in his late teens.

Dean always knew Mabel as his mother and his children knew her as grandma.

He was a graduate of Fairland High School. Dean attended NEO A&M College then he continued his education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where he received his Master’s Degree.

He attended Pitt (Pittsburg) State where he obtained his Science and Chemistry Degree.

Dean taught elementary school in Granby, Missouri.

On July 3, 1952, Dean married the love of his life, Dorthy Lavern Colleen Thomas.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Wed
16
Nov

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.

Wed
16
Nov

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.

Wed
16
Nov

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.

Wed
16
Nov

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.

Wed
16
Nov

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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