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Alvin Kenneth "Ken" Chism Feb 11, 1932 - July 27, 2014 BLANCHARD Alvin Kenneth "Ken" Chism, of Blanchard, OK, passed away at the age of 82 on July 27, 2014, at the Veterans Center in Norman, OK. Ken was born on Feb. 11, 1932, in Pharaoh, OK to Alvin and Norma Chism, their only child. He grew up in Pharoah, attending school there until graduating high school. After that, he served in the Army for two years. After his discharge, Ken went to work for The Daily Oklahoman, where he worked as a pressman for thirty-three years. He enjoyed the outdoors and working on cars, especially Studebakers. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Druscilla; his daughters, Patricia Clark and Mary Zlomke and husband Michael; his son, John Chism and wife Toni; adopted daughters, Linda Chism, Cherise Bowen, and Annette Hammons and husband Quincy; stepsons, Max McCurdy and Mike McCurdy and wife Sherri; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mike Chism; daughter, Chris Chism; and granddaughter, Jennifer Perrin. Visitation will be 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Lynlee Mae Chapel, Moore, OK. Interment will be 1 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the Newcastle Cemetery, Newcastle, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.
Published: 7/28/2014
Darrell D. Lanham Oct 11, 1946 - July 26, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Darrell Dwayne Lanham, 67, passed away July 26, 2014, in OKC. He was born on October 11, 1946, in Mooreland, OK, the son of Luther Henry and Evelyn Naomi (Secrist) Lanham. Darrell graduated from Woodward High School in 1966. He attended University of Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene University. He was a member of Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene. Darrell retired from the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture. He enjoyed growing flowers, visiting museums, taking pictures, people-watching, and caring for his aquarium. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Fern Lanham; and sister, Elaine Vaughn. Survivors include sisters, Loretta Lanham, of OKC; Alveta Rogers and husband Kelly, of Buffalo, OK; Donna Rushing, of OKC; Evelyn Lanham, of Yukon, OK; and Rhonda Lee and husband David, of Bethany; brother-inlaw, Bob Vaughn, of Bethany; and girlfriend of 30 years, Melain Eavenson, of OKC. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mercer-Adams, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, OK. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene, 3900 Lake Overholser Drive, Bethany, OK. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward, OK.
Published: 7/28/2014
Darrell L. McFarland March 2, 1949 - July 25, 2014 YUKON Darrell Lee McFarland, 65, of Yukon, OK, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Integris Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon, OK. Darrell was born in Milan, IL on March 2, 1949, a son of the late Dale and Jean (Nixon) McFarland. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Yanda & Son Chapel, Yukon, OK, with interment following at the Yukon Cemetery. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com
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Jean Patricia Burke March 26, 1936 - July 26, 2014 EDMOND Jean Patricia Burke was born on March 26, 1936, to Edward and Mary O'Connor in Bronx, New York. Jean married James T. Burke on September 10, 1955, and they were blessed with five sons, Edward, Christopher, James, Kevin, and Kenneth. The family resided in Bay Shore, New York, until January 1973, when they were moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Jim's employer, Metropolitan Life. Following her husband's death in 1985, Jean continued living in Tulsa until she relocated to Edmond, Oklahoma, where she lived in retirement until her death on July 26, 2014. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward and Robert; and sister, Joan. Jean was also preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Jim; and one son, Kevin. Jean is survived by a large and loving family, including her sisters, Theresa, Carol, and Lillian. Jean is also survived by son, Ed and wife Cindy, of Bartlesville, OK; son, Chris and wife Alison, of Tulsa, OK; son, Jim and wife Kim, of Edmond, OK; and son Ken, also of Edmond, OK. Jean was also the proud grandmother to Katie, Timothy, Maureen, Kevin, Tricia, Jessica, Theresa, and Edward; along with many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 12 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Calvary Cemetery in Tulsa, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the donors' favorite charities. Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.
Published: 7/28/2014
Jo Ann Oberst April 13, 1934 - July 28, 2014 NORMAN Jo Ann Oberst, 80, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Norman. She was born April 13, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Albert Siddens and Mary (Mollman) Siddens Manley. She retired from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jo Ann is survived by her five sisters, Mary Jean Nashert and husband Jack, Patricia Konarik, Kathy Hamilton, Mary Ellen Scoles, and Eloise Schafer; two brothers, Frank Manley and Dick Manley; her four sons, Chris Oberst and wife Johnnie, Michael Oberst and wife Debbie, Danny Oberst and wife Dawn, and Rick Oberst and partner Leo; daughter, Mary Ann Myers; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the St. Thomas More University Parish, 100 E. Stinson Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73072. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the St. Thomas More University Parish, 100 E. Stinson Street, Norman, Oklahoma, with Father Jim Goins officiating. Arrangements for Jo Ann and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.HavenbrookFuneralHome.com www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com
Published: 7/28/2014
John Francis Keating November 23, 1921 - July 27, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY John was born in Huxton, Colorado, to Grace Work Keating and Francis Joseph Keating. He spent his formative years in Loveland, Colorado. He graduated from Woodbury College, Los Angeles, California, in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy ten days later and was assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence. He was recommended for Officers Training and studied engineering at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and later reassigned to the University of Oklahoma NROTC. In May of 1945, he graduated with a degree in Naval Science and received his commission. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Curtis and served in the Pacific during World War II. On January 1, 1958, John founded Topographic Engineering Company in Duncan, Oklahoma. He used the emerging availability of aerial photography as the basis for offering additional land surveying services to the oil and gas industry. Under John's leadership Topographic became a leader in the use of surveying and mapping technology. John never retired from Topographic and proudly enjoyed working there until June 6, 2014, the day he was admitted to the hospital with his medical problem. John was named a Pathmaker in 1999 by the Oklahoma County Historical Society. John's life was documented by Bob Burke and Kate Seney in the book, "Beyond Metes & Bounds - The Life of John Keating." The book was published by The Oklahoma Heritage Association and released in 2008. John was an ordained Presbyterian Church Elder. He was a Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a longtime member of The Economic Club, the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, and OU Associates. In 2012, he enjoyed an Oklahoma Honor Flight for World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. He was a kind and generous man who loved his family. The following quote describes well his outlook on life, "I have been truly blessed with an outstanding family, good health, sound mind, and the opportunity to build a successful business. But my most prized possession is the love of my family." John loved dancing to big band music and was a regular at the Saturday dances at Ingrid's. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom Wheeler; and siblings, Joseph Keating, Paul Keating, and Margaret Hartman. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara; daughter, Janie Cole and husband Don; son, Robert Keating and wife Sharon; son, Jim Keating and wife Rosemary; son, Bill Keating and wife Kelly; daughter, Carolyn Jenkins and husband Dennis; and son, Gordon Keating and wife Stacy. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers who provided loving care on John's last days. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 North Shartel. Memorials to Westminster Church or the charity of your choice.
Published: 7/28/2014
LaVerne V. Warren June 28, 1918 - July 26, 2014 YUKON LaVerne V. Warren passed away on July 26, 2014, in Yukon, OK. Mom was born in Lawton, OK on June 28, 1918, the fourth of seven children of Roy and Agnes Atwood. She graduated from Classen High School in 1937 and married Albert E. Warren on June 4, 1938. After Dad's retirement in 1980, they purchased 80 acres in Adair County, built a home and moved to "Huckleberry Hill." Mom loved the 18 years they spent there caring for her garden, flowers and herbs. She and Dad helped establish the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Westville. She won many ribbons at the Adair County Fair for canned vegetables, dried flower arrangements and herbs. They moved to Edmond in April of 1998. In 2001, Dad was moved to Grace Living Center, where Mom stayed, daily caring for him until his death in 2007. She later adopted a 10-year-old Maltese named Curly, whom she loved more than anyone. Mom was cared for on a daily basis by her granddaughter, Cheryl Lassiter, for several years. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Al; Curly; her parents; and her sisters, Pauline Gordon, Pearl Sampson, Gertrude Spivey, LaJunta Atwood, and Martha Lou Atwood; and a stillborn brother. She is survived by her children, Phyllis Irwin, Yukon; Terry Wallace and husband Bob, Oklahoma City; and Michael A. Warren, Colorado Springs; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four greatgreatgrandchildren. Her end of life care was provided by Epworth at Home Hospice. Special thanks to Pam, Bridggette and the hospice team. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4-8 p.m. at Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon, OK. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 30, 10 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church Chapel, Yukon, OK, followed by interment at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com
Published: 7/28/2014
Nora F. (Hall) Weber Jan 30, 1933 - July 26, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Visitation today 4-8 p.m.; the family will greet friends 6-8 p.m. at Vondel Smith Mortuary, 6934 S. Western. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the South Colonial Chapel of Vondel Smith Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Head & Neck Center at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
Published: 7/28/2014
Stephens Royce "Steve" Phillips Sept 16, 1928 - July 26, 2014 BETHANY Stephens Royce "Steve" Phillips, 85, went to be with his Heavenly Father July 26, 2014, with his loving wife, his precious daughter and granddaughter by his side holding his hand. He was born on September 16, 1928, in Mankin, TX to Annie Josephine and David Ezra Phillips. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Ellen; daughter and husband, Sheila and Cary Amundsen; granddaughter, Cassidy Rice; and two sisters, Lois Baird, of Longview, TX; and Beatrice Macdonald and husband John, of Charlottesville, VA. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Loyd Phillips and J.N. Phillips; two sisters, Jewel Baldridge and Frances Gruner Streight; and two nephews, Eddy Baird and Neil White. Steve was the sixth of seven children and came from a hardworking farm family. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he entered sales, calling on industrial and commercial accounts across Oklahoma. Later, he started his own business selling oil-field supplies. Steve's passion was going to the lake with his family. He especially enjoyed taking his daughter and her many friends, teaching them to water ski and making homemade ice cream. He adored his granddaughter and was so proud of her achievements. He was actively involved with Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, taking youth groups to the lake for water skiing and boating. Supporting the SNU basketball program was a high priority for many years, never missing a game or special activity. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Thunder basketball. Steve was a man of few words who was always behind the scenes making things happen, never wanting to be acknowledged for his endeavors. He was a strong Christian, wonderful husband, loving father, father-in-law, and "the best Poppa ever!" Viewing will be Tuesday, July 29, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m. at MercerAdams. Services will be Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m. at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, interment in Resurrection Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.merceradams.com www.mercer-adams.com
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William "Bill" Morgan June 2, 1922 - July 26, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Bill went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, July 26. He was born, the second of 12 children, in the blackjacks south of Comanche in Stephens County, OK to William Frederick and Otha Ellen (Williams) Morgan. He was a longtime resident of Oklahoma City and was loved by everyone who knew him. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Bill retired with the rank of chief petty officer. He served his country in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Bill is survived by his eldest son, W. Kurt Morgan and wife Kathy; and daughter, Becky Sue Hardeman and husband Chris. Also surviving him are five stepchildren, Carolyn Page, Carol Pomplin, Julie Coffman, Charles Centers, and Donald Hill; five siblings, T.C. Morgan, Margaret Helen Holmes, Louise French, Ruby Eastwood, and Geraldine Richardson; daughter-in-law, Gayle; eight grandchildren; six greatgreat-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Maggie. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael D. Morgan; six siblings, J.P. Morgan, Joyce Morgan, W.F. Morgan, Joy Kinzinger, Barbara Matthews, and "Little Otha"; his wife of 34 years, Anita (Vande) Hill; and two ex-wives, Johnny Lou (Connell) and Joe Dane (Connell). Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the chapel of John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, OKC, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.
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Youline Hale July 31, 1928 - July 27, 2014 JONES Youline Hale was born July 31, 1928, to Willard Oliver Hale and Nina Jane (Vernon) Hale in Lanton, MO and passed away July 27, 2014. His mother passed away when he was only two years old. He moved to Oklahoma with his dad and siblings when he was a young boy. Youline attended school at State Center and Jones. He joined the Marine Corps in 1946 and served in the Korean War. On June 18, 1954, Youline married Dalpha Dean Harrell. They were married for 60 years. They had two children: a daughter, Rebecca Sue; and a son, Emery Dean. Youline worked at TAFB for many years. After retiring from Tinker, he worked for the State of Oklahoma and at Stone's Grocery store in Choctaw. Youline has been a member of Jones Assembly of God Church since 1952. He served as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, Royal Rangers Leader and Deacon. Youline was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Clint; and two sisters, Maxine Edge and Ruth Richardson; also nieces and nephews. Youline is survived by his loving wife, Dalpha Dean; daughter, Rebecca Sue and her husband Robert Kozak; son, Emery Dean Hale and his wife DeAnna; granddaughter, Crystal Marie and husband Kenneth Millemon; and Youline's special little love, his great-granddaughter, Ava Leigh Millemon. He will also be missed by other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Jones Assembly of God with burial to follow at the Jones I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Published: 7/28/2014