Obituaries

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Joe E. Martin

Joe E. Martin, 85, of Stillwater, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was a resident of the Primrose Retirement Communities in Stillwater and took part in numerous programs there.

Joe was a member of the activities committee, led many card games, and was a champion pool player.

He also had a repertoire of one-or two-line jokes which he told every morning at breakfast.

Joe was born on May 4, 1931, in Bristow, Oklahoma, to James and Maude Martin, and was a graduate of Rocky High School, Rocky, Oklahoma.

He married his high school sweetheart, Benna, in 1951.

Joe was a retired school administrator, coach, and teacher for schools in Lookeba, Cordell, Shawnee, and Hobart.

When he retired in 1990, he was principal at Hobart High School.

During his career, he served as the state president of the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals, representing the association at state and national meetings.

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Elmer G. Dick

Elmer G. Dick was born on October 2, 1922, to Herman Dick and Marie Geisner in Bessie, Oklahoma, and passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, in the Corn Heritage Village in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Elmer was raised in Bessie and graduated from Bessie High School in 1940.

He entered the military in 1946, and spent a year in Germany serving as liaison to the American Red Cross, immediately after WWII.

Elmer returned to western Oklahoma, and settled in Bessie. He was married to Victoria Jakschich on November 16, 1947, in Germany.

They made their home in Bessie, where he spent a lifetime farming, as well as serving as postmaster for over thirty years.

He was a longtime faithful member of Peace Lutheran Church; he loved nature and farming and loved to read and learn.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Helen Jean Goeringer.

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Dale L. Jones

Dale L. Jones, 88 of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away March 1, 2017, in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He was born on February 26, 1929, in Cordell, to Frank W. and Vera Fern (Brubaker) Jones.

Dale went to school in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma, and drove the school bus his junior and senior years.

He met his wife, Zettie Lee Lapel, at Camp Spring Lake and they later married on July 1, 1955.

Dale primarily farmed and retired from John Deere after over 20 years of work, but never gave up his love for tinkering with balers and various farm equipment.

He also worked at the Cordell cotton gin and helped to build homes in the area.

Dale had a deep love for his family, especially his wife Zettie, and always understood the importance of professing his love to them.

He appreciated the little things in life such as the changing of seasons, new life into the world, and the beauty of nature.

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Loy Bernard Luekenga

Funeral services for Loy Bernard Luekenga, 87 yearold Colony, Oklahoma resident, were held Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Christ in Colony, with Bruce Mayfield officiating.

Burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery, under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

Loy was born November 5, 1929, east of Colony, Oklahoma, to Ben Henry and Jenny Lynn (Graham) Luekenga and passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was raised in Colony and attended Colony Schools.

Loy married his sweetheart, Grace Ginevra Richmond, in Dill City, Oklahoma, on March 7, 1948.

Their very special, life-long friends, Leland and Mary Lee Crissman were the best man and matron of honor at their wedding.

Loy and Grace made their home northeast of Colony for many years, where he farmed the “home place” before moving to town, in 1972.

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James Robert “Bob” Black

James Robert “Bob” Black was born August 9, 1938, to Luther and Opal (Sanders) Black in Claude, Oklahoma.

He went to be with the Lord on February 24, 2017, at his home in Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the age of 78 years, six months, and 16 days.

Bob attended school in Dill City, Oklahoma, and graduated in 1958. He married Sharon Kay Duffield on January 3, 1972, in Wheeler, Texas.

Bob worked as a lineman, and became a journeyman in 1965. He worked for various contractors, until his career with PSO.

Bob retired from PSO in 1999. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed crafting projects, including stained glass and making knives.

Bob was a member of the Elk City Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Bob’s first love was his family, and he enjoyed being Papa. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burns Flat.

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Roger Talbott Hull

Roger Talbott Hull, 64, of Clinton, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, at Grace Living Center, in Clinton, surrounded by loved ones.

Roger was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, on March 8, 1952, to the late Harley and Lorene (Snell) Hull.

He attended Cordell Schools, where he was active in speech productions, ran track, and played basketball. Roger graduated with the class of 1971.

Following high school, Roger attended SWOSU, as well as OSU. Over the years, he had many jobs.

Roger was a former proprietor of the Loose Lodge, in Weatherford, on a seismograph crew, worked for a cable company, climbing poles and splicing cable, an oilfield worker, did masonry work, construction, welding, worked for years at Security Metal Products, in Clinton, and for Walker Enterprises, and at the laundromat.

He was a well-rounded, avid reader, with knowledge on most every subject.

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Lois Glee Linn

Lois Glee Linn passed away from this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in the family home at Hollis, Oklahoma, on June 4, 1918, to the late Charlie and Agnes Smith.

Lois married JD Linn on July 27, 1935, in Dill City, Oklahoma.

She and JD farmed in Oklahoma and Colorado, returning to their home in Dill City, Oklahoma, in July, 1994.

Lois then moved to The Village in Cordell, Oklahoma, in May, of 2010, and then to St. Bernard’s Village in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 2015.

She loved the Lord and served her fellowman in many ways throughout her life.

The last decade of her life, she pieced quilts for the children’s homes; designed and sewed bibs for various nursing homes, and was a caregiver for many.

Lois was a faithful and active member of the Church of Christ. She deeply cared for and treasured her family and many friends.

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Roger Talbott Hull

Roger Talbott Hull, Clinton, was born on March 8, 1952, and died February 20, 2017. Services are pending with Advanced Funeral and Cremation in Oklahoma City.

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Imogene Holt

Imogene Holt, 90, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, in Cordell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood and Pastor Marvin J. Hudson officiating.

Burial will follow at Lawnview Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Ray and Martha’s Funeral Homes in Cordell.

Imogene was born in Cowden, Oklahoma, on December 3, 1926, to the late Carson and Otis (Treadaway) Morris.

She graduated from Cowden High School in 1945, where she played guard on the 1944-45 championship basketball team.

Following high school, Imogene attended Braun’s School of Business in Oklahoma City. Upon completion of business school, she moved to Mountain View where she was employed by First National Bank as a teller.

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Kenneth LeDon Thornbrough

Funeral Services for Kenneth LeDon Thornbrough, 77, of Mountain View were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Aaron Lawrence.

Burial followed in the Arapaho Cemetery, in Arapaho, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Kenneth LeDon Thornbrough was born October 2, 1939, to Zora and Lela (Goff) Thornbrough in Rhea, Oklahoma and passed away early Saturday, February 18, 2017, in the Integris Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Kenneth was raised in Rhea and Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1957.

He soon enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a helicopter pilot and achieved the Rank of Warrant Officer.

Kenneth married Charlene Miller on November 23, 1958, in Rhea. They have made their homes in Clinton and Mountain View.

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