Obituaries

Donald Dale Shannon

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Donald Dale Shannon was born November 26, 1947 to Charles Shannon and Margie Sutton Shannon in San Diego, California. He was raised in the San Diego area and later lived in Colorado and Oklahoma.

Sue King

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Funeral Services at First United Methodist Church, Walters, OK, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Brantley Tillery officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Burial in the Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, OK at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon.

Jerry Maxwell “Doc” Bonham

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Jerry Maxwell “Doc” Bonham, 86, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully October 6, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, following complications from a fall. Born to John and Minnie (Maynard) Bonham in Rocky, Oklahoma, Jerry attended school in Cordell, graduating as class valedictorian from Cordell High School in 1952.

Orlene Ridling

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Orlene Ridling, 86, a beautiful and faithful servant of God, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Oklahoma City. Orlene was born August 21, 1934 in Sentinel, Oklahoma to Orval and Orble (Ormand) Henderson.

Gary Lee Hileman

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Gary Lee Hileman, 77, of Cordell, Oklahoma, went to his Heavenly home on September 27th, 2020. He was born on November 5th, 1942 to Charles and Winona Hileman in Clinton, Oklahoma. Gary grew up and attended school in Clinton, graduating from Clinton High School in 1960. He married Patsy Dawson on June 3, 1961 in Clinton, Oklahoma and to this union were born three daughters: Debra, Sheila and Lisa. Gary and Patsy have been happily married for 59 years. Gary accepted Jesus as his Savior on june 30, 1968 and joined the Bessie Baptist Mission. He worked for Kiwash Electric in Cordell, Oklahoma. He loved being with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids. Gary will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include:

Helen Schmidt

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Helen Schmidt fell asleep in Jesus on September 19, 2020 at Corn Heritage Nursing Home in Corn, Oklahoma. She was born November 18, 1928, to Edward F. and Marie Jantzen Schmidt to a family of twelve children. She was raised on the farm near Bessie, Oklahoma. Her formal education through the 8th grade was at Flynn country school. After grade school she began working for her Aunt Katie, who was not well, and Uncle Barney Regier for four years, returning to the family home for the weekends. When milking cows and cleaning the hen house was no longer a challenge, she left home to explore the world.

Juanita Wham

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Juanita Wham was born April 16, 1935 in Cordell, Oklahoma to Earlene (Killer) and G.L. “Jiggs” Botchlet. She passed away Saturday, September 12th, 2020 in Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 27 days.

Bethel Hall

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Funeral Services for Bethel Hall, 89, Cleveland, OK resident will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the Burns Flat First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Cornelius H (C H) Dalke Jr.

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Cornelius H (C H) Dalke Jr., 92, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away suddenly on September 10th, 2020 at the Corn Heritage Village in Corn, Oklahoma. He was born on January 7th, 1928 to Cornelius H and Matilda (Hinz) Dalke in Washita County.

Duane Jackson

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Leon Duane Jackson who almost always went by Duane, age 78, died at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado on August 29, 2020. Funeral services were held on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 1:00p.m. at Calvary Church Aurora, Colorado. There was an open house for viewing from 12:00- 1:00 and after the service until 3:00.