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Donney P. Sullins

Donney P. Sullins, 76, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 3, 2019, at Grace Living Center in Clinton. He was born Feb. 17, 1942 to Walter F. and Jean (Mills) in Pecos, Texas.

Donney grew up and attended school at Port and graduated from Port High School in 1960. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1961, during his service he was a Tank Commander, 2nd Squad-1st Calvary (E8), and served in Vietnam.

Donney attended Phillips Junior College in Augusta, Ga., and after retiring from the United States Army he went to work in Korea for the Red Cross.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Willard Eugene Heinrichs

Funeral services for Willard Eugene Heinrichs, 83 year old, of Corn, will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at 2:30 pm at Corn Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Tim Sandy officiating. Burial will follow in Corn Mennonite Brethren Cemetery with Pastor Ken Gardner presiding and under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

Willard was born Dec. 18, 1935, three miles west of Colony, to Samuel Jacob and Emma (Willems) Heinrichs and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, with his family by his side.

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Ruth Mae Dick

Ruth Mae (Bergmann) Dick was born Feb. 14, 1924, to Cornelius and Anna (Thiessen) Bergmann at Corn. She attended Corn Bible Academy and graduated in 1941 as valedictorian of her class.

March 12, 1939, while attending CBA, she accepted Christ as her Savior. She was then baptized and joined the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church. After graduation she received a scholarship from and attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., for one year. She then attended Southwestern State College in Weatherford, where she earned her teaching certificate.

She taught school at Greenfield near Corn and also at Cutler, Calif., near Dinuba.

On Oct. 10, 1946, Ruth and Wesley Dick were married. They lived on the farm near Corn raising wheat and cattle. The Lord blessed their home with a daughter, Kathleen and a son, Loren.

She greatly enjoyed her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. Other interests included singing and studying the Scriptures.

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Audie Ruth Henderson

Audie Ruth Henderson (Young), 76, of Hobart, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. She had recently underwent a short series of hospitalization periods due to complications from a chronic heart condition.

Ruth was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Marlow, to Samuel and Daisy Bell (Haston) Young. She grew up in Marlow and moved to Cordell her junior year. She graduated from Cordell High School in 1960.

Though she would leave Cordell, she would find her way back later in life and make roots in the community for many years.

She married Charles Henderson on Feb. 23, 1963, in Washington, D.C. Due to her status as military wife, she was able to travel and live across the country various places, including: New York City, New York, Washington, D.C., Bay Saint Louis, Miss., and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She returned to live in Cordell for many years before moving to Hobart to retire in 2011.

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Mildred Ilene Jones

Mildred Ilene Jones, age 90, went to be with her dear Lord on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. She was born to Sam and Margaret Sperle on Oct. 1, 1928, in Bessie.

She graduated from Cordell High School and started her first civil service position with the Farmers Home Administration. From there she went to work at the Washita County Treasurer’s office and then transferred to Tinker AFB, from which she retired 31 years later.

Over the course of her life some of her favorite pastimes have included square dancing, bowling, painting, playing bridge, traveling, and her true love of reading.

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Gary Lynn Woodruff 68, of Carnegie

The first of three children born to Melvin and Mary Fern Woodruff, Gary Lynn Woodruff was born Tuesday, July 4, 1950, in Elk City. He left this world to enter his heavenly home Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, while on a bucket list trip with his wife Leslie to Australia and New Zealand. He died suddenly from a cardiac aneurysm at the age of 68.

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LaQueta Sue Dowdy 83, of Bakersfied, Calif.

Our beloved LaQueta Sue Dowdy was taken peacefully by the Lord on Jan. 19, 2019, capping a lifetime of service to her faith, family and community. LaQueta will be remembered for her bright smile, her compassion, her love of family, Jesus Christ, sewing and gardening. While we mourn her death, we rejoice that she is with her Lord and Savior.

LaQueta was born Feb. 11, 1935, in the vicinity of Foss and Burns Flat, to Noah Owen and Susan Irene Phillips (Adkins). LaQueta grew up in Burns Flat, helping her parents with everything there was to do on a family farm. She attended Burns Flat High School and graduated from Hills Business College in Oklahoma City.

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Robert (Bob) Sutton 89, of Burns Flat

Robert (Bob) Thomas Sutton passed away at home in Burns Flat Jan. 12, 2019, at the age of 89. Robert was born in Kuttawa, Ky., Dec. 16, 1929, to William Thomas and Nellie Elizabeth (Ogilvie) Sutton.

After Robert graduated from high school in Diehlstadt, Miss. in 1947, he joined his father in highway construction, working in Missouri, Illinois, Texas, and Arkansas.

Robert met his wife of 60 years, Edra Jarrell, in December 1957 in Dexter, Mo., while attending a wedding. At that time, they both were working in California, and after a short courtship were married in Modesto, Cali., April 20, 1958. Two children were born to this union, Elaine Marie and Thomas Raymond. Robert continued working as a highway construction foreman until 1967 when he began employment with Woodmen of the World as an insurance agent. Later that year, Robert was baptized into Christ in Marion, Ill.

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Bessie May Powers 88, of Tulsa

Bessie was born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Stradford, to Richard Thomas and Esther Ethel Goodsell. She graduated from Dill City High School in 1948 and then worked as a registrar clerk for Oklahoma State University. She married Samuel Ovis Powers on Jan. 7, 1950, in Oklahoma City.

Bessie was a member of the Stillwater Travel Club and traveled all over the country. When not traveling, she enjoyed working in her yard and took great pride in decorating the white picket fence around her house.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Samual Powers; and daughter, Diane Powers.

She is survived by daughters, Ladonna Winchell and Kerry Saladiner (Marc); grandchildren, Megan and Alex; and great-grandchildren Jackson, Ethan, Ryan, and Gabriel.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133.

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Sammie Ira Kissner 84, of Fort Worth, Texas

Sammie Ira Kissner, 84, a retired forklift driver, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

Graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd, Texas.

Sammie was born June 6, 1934, to Carl and Lavada (Camp) Kissner in Cordell. He was a forklift driver for many years at General Motors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Brandon Cole Woolsey; his brothers, Eddie and Billy Kissner; and his sister, Margaret Brown.

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