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Clifford M. Kettler Dec 5, 1923 - April 15, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY Cliff, 91, received his Heavenly reward on April 15, 2015. The son of Henry & Grace Kettler, Cliff was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Tuttle, OK. After graduating from Tuttle HS in 1942, Cliff honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. On June 1, 1947, he married Ladine Smith and together, shared more than 62 years of marriage. He worked as a hydraulic mechanic for Fleming Foods, retiring at age 65. Then, he began working with his youngest son in the pallet jack business for almost 20 years. He served as a Deacon in the Baptist Church for 60 years. Preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; four sisters; wife of 62 years, Ladine Smith Kettler; and foster son, William Abbott. He is survived by two sons, Larry Kettler & wife Jerri and Jeff Kettler & wife Angela; daughter-in-law, Joyce Abbott; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; along with many other loving family and friends. Viewing will be at Vondel Smith Mortuary South Lakes, 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 12-8 p.m. Sunday with the family greeting friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Services to celebrate his life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at South Lakes Chapel of Vondel Smith Mortuary with burial following at Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle, OK. Friends may leave their condolences for the family at vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published: 4/17/2015
Elizabeth "Bette" Posey Oct 12, 1940 - April 15, 2015 DEL CITY Elizabeth J. "Bette" Posey, 74, of Del City, passed away Wednesday at home in her loving husband's arms. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Posey; one daughter, Bet; her three sons, Raymond, Brad, and Brian; 10 grandchildren, Torie, Mistina, James, Keegan, Rachel, Jessica, Joshua, Ryan, Mary, and Alyssa; and 12 great-grandchildren. Bette was a beloved tutor at Rose State College for many years. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at Ford Funeral Service in the Candlewood Chapel.
Published: 4/17/2015
Eulene Ellen Wilkerson Dec. 17, 1920 - April 16, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY Eulene Ellen Wilkerson, 94, of OKC, passed away April 16, 2015. She was born December 17, 1920. She was a devout Christian and life-long servant of the Lord & was a member of the Friendship PH Church. Eulene was a member of the Mobile Villa RV Club. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her 2 sons, Roy Wilkerson and wife, Loretta and Keith Wilkerson and wife, Doris; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; sister, Darlene Wilkes; a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Wilkerson; daughter, Janice Kaye Wilkerson; son, Meredith Eugene Wilkerson; 4 siblings. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, April 20, 2015, at Friendship Church, 11301 SE 104th, Oklahoma City, OK. Interment to follow at Schwartz Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.
Published: 4/17/2015
Joy M. Sparks January 14, 1938 - April 13, 2015 DALLAS, TX Joy Mae Sparks, 77, of Dallas, TX, passed away on April 13, 2015. She was born on January 14, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK to Jack and Sadie Jones, the second of five children. Joy graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1956. In 1960, she married Wylie Sparks and they had three children, the loves of her life. She was very close to her family and talked to her siblings, her children or her mother every day. She spent lots of time with her grandchildren over the years. Joy was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, friend and grandmother. Joy was an excellent seamstress and talented at matching fabrics to patterns. She was a gifted singer. She and her sister Jackie attended the Stamps School of Music in Dallas, TX and participated in their all- night radio broadcast. They performed all around Oklahoma, first as The Jones Sisters and later, as part of the Gospelettes. Joy continued her singing in a church group with longtime friends Bill and Vera Hedrick and Kenneth and LaWanda Bell. Along with her husband, Joy owned two restaurants, Del Rancho in Stillwater, OK and JW and Company in Garland, TX. After those businesses sold, she worked as a Title Clerk for several car dealerships in the Dallas area and finally for the Dallas County Tax Office, where she retired. Joy made friends wherever she went. She was a natural entertainer and would hold court with stories and jokes that kept people laughing hysterically with her quick-witted repertoire. She loved to dance to country music and wear hats bejeweled in bling. She was up to date on politics and current events and was an avid reader. We will all miss her and her sparkling, fun loving personality. Joy is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Sadie Jones of Oklahoma City, OK and brother, Kelly Jones of Oklahoma City, OK. She is survived by her daughter Gayle Bakken of Plano, TX; daughter Julie Randolph and husband Troy of Lubbock, TX; son Mike Sparks and wife Laura of Plano, TX; sister Jackie George and husband Mike of Dallas, TX; sister Faye Wright and husband Larry of Seminole, OK; brother James Jones and wife Joyce of Oklahoma City, OK; 7 grandchildren Danielle and Marshall McDowell, Shelby, Dustin and Derrick Leach, Andrew Randolph, and Lacee Sparks; and great-granddaughter Sophia Grace Zeneli. Visitation will be Friday, April 17 from 4 - 8 p.m. Services will be Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Vondel Smith Mortuary South, 6934 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK with burial following at Sunny Lane Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published: 4/17/2015
Joyce Ann McBride March 16, 1934 - April 16, 2015 EDMOND Joyce Ann Warren McBride was the second child born to Clarence Burton Warren and Aline Mattie Helton Warren. She grew up in Cowan, Tennessee, attending David Lipscomb, where she completed a double major in elementary education and home economics. She married Bailey McBride on April 28, 1956. Since Joyce was a college student, she has been dedicated to helping children learn about God through stories in His Word. As the McBride children married, Joyce and Bailey began to travel, which became a passion for them both. Joyce is survived by her husband, Bailey; three children, Melissa Roe (Phil), Lynette Brown (Pat), and Michael McBride (Karen); eight grandchildren, Jennifer Thurman (Joe), Luke Roe (Rachel), Savanna Millikan (James), Kailey King (Josh), Brady McBride, Ashlyn Brown, Connor McBride, and Garrett McBride; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Roe and Amos Millikan. Joyce loved us all so well. She was a friend to everyone and always believed we were better than we really were. She introduced so many to Jesus and modeled service and love every day of her life. She adored her family and her sweet husband. Well done good and faithful servant. We celebrate her sweet life and her victory. The family will greet friends 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Matthews Funeral Home with a Memorial Service to be held Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Road Church of Christ.
Published: 4/17/2015
Verda M. Kenworthy Nov. 17, 1932 - April 8, 2015 EDMOND Verda Kenworthy (82) was born on November 17, 1932 and passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Verda was a resident of Edmond, Oklahoma. Verda was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Troy Kenworthy. Since her retirement from Amoco she spent most of her time volunteering for various organizations including the Edmond Police Department, Edmond Historical Society, AARP, the Oklahoma County Election Board and knitting children's blankets for the Ronald McDonald House. She was survived by her son Bob Kenworthy and grandchildren, Robert Kenworthy, Jennifer Kenworthy, Alyssa Kenworthy and Teddy Kenworthy.
Published: 4/17/2015