Obituaries

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08
Nov

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.

Tue
08
Nov

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.  

Tue
08
Nov

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.  

Tue
08
Nov

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.

Tue
08
Nov

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.

Tue
08
Nov

Ludene Lowry

Ludene Lowry of Cordell, was born July 26, 1938, in Mayfield, Oklahoma, to Jack and Donia (Sweet) Hall. She passed away Monday, October 31, 2016, at the age of 78. Ludene was raised in Mayfield, and graduated from Sweetwater High School. She married Billy Gene Lowry on March 15, 1956, in Wheeler, Texas. Ludene was a nurse at the Cordell Memorial Hospital until her retirement. She loved her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and all their activities, especially auto racing. Ludene loved her dog Molly, that was with her wherever she went. Molly was her baby and constant companion. Ludene was always just a phone call away to listen. She was a giver to all and wanted to see everyone do well in life. Ludene was a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church. Her contagious smile and loving nature will be missed by all who knew her.

Tue
08
Nov

Joseph Arthur Merkey

Joseph Arthur Merkey was born September 16, 1922, in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma. He was the third of six children born to Jacob Reno and Blanche (McKinney) Merkey. He departed this life on November 2, 2016, at Willow Park Memory Care in Boise, Idaho. Joe attended Lake Valley School in Oklahoma thru 11th grade. His father passed away when he was 15 years old and he then lived with his Uncle, David Merkey and his family, and graduated from Cloud Chief High School. Joe was baptized in the Washita Church of the Brethren, and was raised in a Christian home. He joined the Navy in 1941, and served six years in the Pacific, including the island of Midway, as a welder on a sub-tender. After his discharge in 1947, he returned to Oklahoma, where he farmed and lived with his Aunt Lydia Merkey, in the Cloud Chief area. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for the County Commissioner of Washita County. On February 17, 1951, he married Melba Jo (Dietrich) Perry. They have two children.

Tue
01
Nov

Gary L. Miller

Gary L. Miller, age 72, passed away on October 25, 2016, at his home.
Tue
01
Nov

Hugh E. Linn

Hugh Edward Linn was born April 3, 1934, to Jess Lee Linn and Dorothy Forrest (Goss) Linn in Dill City, Oklahoma, and passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016, in the Cordell Christian Home, Cordell, Oklahoma. Hugh was raised in Dill City, where he graduated from high school in 1953.
Tue
01
Nov

Pauline Ruth Edmunds

Pauline Ruth Edmunds, 88, of Edmond, Oklahoma, formerly of Marion, Kansas, passed away October15, 2016. Pauline was born April 6, 1928, to John L.

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