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Arlene Elizabeth Brtko Oct. 12, 1936 - Jul. 20, 2014 EDMOND Arlene Elizabeth Brtko, 77, of Edmond, OK, passed away July 20, 2014. Arlene was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her husband of almost 57 years, Frank; 4 daughters, Michelle Heinzig and husband Don, Cindy Brtko, Kim Wood and husband Paul, and Colleen Jackson and husband Tim; grandchildren, Chris Jeffreys and wife Belinda, Ashley Tocco and husband Jason, Kara Dry, Nikki Lamb and husband Tate, Allyson Jackson, and Wes Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Yasmeen Shannon, Lauren Jeffreys, Preston Tocco, and Bella Jeffreys. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in the Chapel of Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to: Agape Heart Hospice, 3824 N. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112. For full obituary, please visit www.chapelhill-okc.com www.chapelhill-okc.com
Published: 7/24/2014
Betty L. Russell Aug. 26, 1930 - Jul. 22, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Betty Russell was born in Larkinsburg, IL, the youngest of 10 children born to Claude and Celia Sapp. She is survived by daughters Darlene Oakley and Sherry Jameson of Oklahoma City, and Laura Posson and husband Doug of Moorpark, CA. She is survived by grandsons Chris Oakley, Erik Jameson, Ian Jameson and wife Stephanie, and great grandsons Korbyn Asencio and Caleb Jameson, as well as her brother, Larry Sapp and his wife Doris of Longview, IL. The family would like to thank the staff of Windsor Hills Nursing Center and Centennial Hospice for the superior care they provided.
Published: 7/24/2014
Cameron Wayne Wolff July 1, 2005 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Cameron Wayne Wolff, 9 years old, passed away from complications after a lengthy fight with leukemia, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He was born on July 1, 2005 in Oklahoma City to Amber Shafer. Cameron loved to play X-box and riding his bike and his scooter. He also enjoyed reading. Cameron liked to dress up in costumes and uniforms and wanted to be a Marine when he grew up. He was caring, compassionate, and was known to be a good negotiator, mainly because of his skills of negotiating with his doctors. He absolutely adored his sister! Cameron is survived by his mother, Amber Shafer; sister, Hanna Wolff; grandparents, Wayne Shafer, Kathryne Shafer, Melinda Shippman and her husband, Ernnie; uncle, Dennis Shafer and wife Tonya; and great-grandfather, Wayne Shafer, Sr. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gary Wolff. God Saw You God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered, "Come To Me." With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, and though we loved you dearly, we could not ask you to stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hands were put to rest. God touched our hearts And proved to us He only takes the best. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the John Ireland Funeral Home Chapel, 120 S. Broadway Ave., Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Services are under the direction ofJohn Ireland Funeral Home.
Published: 7/24/2014
Dr. Edward I. Lynch October 2, 1935 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Dr. Edward I. Lynch, longtime resident of Oklahoma City and a practicing Chiropractor for more than 50 years, died Wednesday, July 23, at an assisted living center. Dr. Lynch was born October 2, 1935, in Oklahoma City the son of Dr. & Mrs. H.J. Lynch. He attended Bishop John Carroll Grade School and graduated from Catholic High School in Oklahoma City. He served in the Air National Guard for 8 years. He earned a degree in Chiropractic Medicine from Carver Chiropractic College. He practiced in both Oklahoma City and Edmond. He also earned a degree in Roentgenology and was one of the most respected in his field. He enjoyed spending time with his many nephews and nieces and other relatives. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Roberta, Mary, Cecilia, Barbara and Bonnie and a brother, Harold, Jr. He is survived by his sister, Gerrie Snare, Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law, Bernadine Lynch; a number of nieces and nephews and cousins. Viewing will be Friday from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Our Lady's Catholic Church with The Reverend John Metzinger, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Published: 7/24/2014
Evelyn "Joyce" Miller March 26, 1929 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Evelyn "Joyce" Miller, 85, of OKC, passed away July 23, 2014. She was born March 26, 1929, in Douthat, OK to Robert and Chloie Pratt. Joyce enjoyed bowling, ping pong, playing cards and being with the grandkids. She was a member of Robinson Community Church. Joyce is survived by Carol Malkowski and husband, Larry; son, Tommy Miller; 3 grandchildren, Meshelle Mushinski, Amy Gamble and husband, Raider, Becky Stein; and 6 great grandchildren; two brothers, Don Pratt & wife Pearl and Joe Pratt; one sister, Jackie Crossley & husband, Jim. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen Miller; daughter, Glenda Hawkins; daughter-inlaw, Carla Miller; two sisters, Ruby Brayden and Louise Osborn; and one brother, Tom Pratt. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in the Chapel of the John Ireland Funeral Home in Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Norman, OK.
Published: 7/24/2014
Francis R. Thompson June 22, 1918 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Francis was born at St. Anthony Hospital to Jesse & Audrey Thompson. He lived most of his life in OKC, but his fondest memories were in his teen years when his family lived in Wagoner, OK. While there he starred in stage plays, musicals and various sports, specifically football. In August, 1939 he married Ruby Andes. After graduating from Central High School in OKC, Francis went to work on "Film Row" in downtown OKC. He worked with Columbia & Paramount Pictures. His career there was interrupted by his military service at Camp Barclay Texas during WWII. Francis was proud to serve his country and was thrilled to reminisce of those days. Draughn Business School opened a new career path upon his return from the military. Being the academic he was, he became quite involved with accounting which began a lifelong career. He worked for several large companies: Black, Sivils & Bryson; Robinson, DeCordova & Phillips, and Bachman Chemical were a few. Francis joined First Christian Church in 1947 on NW 10th & Robinson. His greatest delight was praising the Lord in choir where he sang for 50 years. He married Lucretia Frantz on October 14, 1995. They attended services and served in many capacities to this day. Family survivors are his devoted wife: Lucretia; dear cousin: Charlotte Shannon; neices & nephews: Deana Clement (John), Cecily Challis (Terry), Julie Meadows (Hoyt), Daniel Turrentine (Trish), Charley Turrentine, Jeff Shannon (BJ), Paddy Shannon; and many great nieces & nephews: Dana Lamey, Rene Donnell, Melissa McLaughlin, Ari Turrentine, Jake Turrentine, Zack Briggs, Carla Forton & Danielle Brown. Funeral services will be at 10:30am, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at First Christian Church, 3600 N. Walker and interment in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church.
Published: 7/24/2014
Guadalupe H. Flores November 16, 1927 - July 23, 2014 BETHANY Guadalupe H. "G.H." Flores, much loved by his family, passed into God's warm embrace on July 23, 2014. G.H. was born November 16, 1927, the identical twin son of Panfillo and Soledad Flores. Guadalupe and Francisco (Frank) were the oldest of their four children. He grew up in Premont, TX and graduated from Falfurrias HS in May 1948. After high school, he joined the Air Force, serving as Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged from the service in 1952. Both he and Frank then moved to OKC and he began a long and satisfying career as a civilian employee of Tinker Field AFB, retiring in 1986. After retirement, he returned back to country life with a new hobby in caring for numerous horses, along with devoting his time to family functions and time with the grandchildren. During a holiday visit home in 1956, he met Leonor Vasquez, a relative by marriage of his cousin. It must have been love at first sight because two short in person visits later and many letters, he proposed and they were married in June 1957. On June 22, they celebrated 57 years of committed, loving wedded life. G.H. is survived by his wife, Leonor; his daughter, Melissa (Curtis); son, Steve (Lisa); daughter, Julie (J.R.); and Ilua, his devoted daughter and care giver of 20 years; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Brandon), Ian, Jacob, Olivia, Kristina, Caroline; three precious greatgrandchildren, Emma, Quinn and coming in March 2015, another great-granddaughter or great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Frank, Eusebia and Alfredo. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 10:00am at the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery Chapel. The Wake will be held at Mercer-Adams Funeral Home on Friday, July 25, at 7:00pm. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published: 7/24/2014
Harold G. Boggs Jr. April 19, 1918 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Harold G. Boggs, a man with great character and courage from "The Greatest Generation", passed from this life on July 23, 2014. He was born on April 19, 1918 to Harold and Gertrude Boggs. Harold was a truly joyful and humble man who deeply loved God, his family, and his steel guitar. Harold played many luaus and delighted people with his Hawaiian music. He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi and three brothers, twin-Paul, Richard and Charles. He is survived by one sister, Jane Hastings. He is also survived by three children: son, Dalton and wife Barbara Boggs of Edmond, OK; son, Paul Boggs of Oklahoma City; and daughter Marsha and husband Dan Vann of Edmond, OK. "Granddaddy" leaves his legacy with four beloved grandchildren: David and wife Gail Boggs of Louisville, KY, Jennifer and husband Bryan Morland of Dallas, TX, Emily and husband Ryan Baker of Edmond, OK and Natalie and husband Phil Brandenburg of Edmond, OK. Ten great-grandchildren also were blessed to know and love Harold as their special "Granddaddy." A small family service will be held Monday; however they request you visit ChapelHill-OKC.com to share your memories and messages. And as Harold would always say, "Don't say goodbye, say Aloha!" chapelhill-okc.com
Published: 7/24/2014
Leon Henry Catron March 12, 1925 - July 20, 2014 RICHARDSON, TX Leon Henry Catron, 89, was born on March 12, 1925, in Oklahoma City to George and Grace (Pearl) Catron. He retired from working at Robberson Steel Company for 30+ years and attended First Christian Church in OKC. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters, two wives, one grandson, one son-in-law, and one daughter-in-law. He is survived by children, Linda McFadin (late husband Jerry), Dale Catron (Brenda), Lee Catron (late wife Janet), Gary Williams (Shirley), Toni Thompson (Bill), Kimberly Fitz (Lane), and Sherry Hadley (LaJuan); 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held July 25, 2014, 12 noon - 8 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with family present 5-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held July 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. To view the full obituary, please visit www.chapelhill-okc.com www.chapelhill-okc.com
Published: 7/24/2014
Lula Mae Kramer Aug. 15, 1929 - July 21, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Lula Mae Kramer, 84, of Oklahoma City, joined her mother, husband, son, siblings and countless family members on Monday, July 21, 2014. She was born August 15, 1929 in Earlsboro, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith S. Kramer; mother, Mary J. Garner; siblings, LD and Ello Weaver, JD Weaver; son, Ron Kramer; son-in-law, Larry Bates; as well as countless other friends and family members. She was survived by her sister-in-law, Johnny Weaver; sons, Stan and Kenny Kramer; daughter, Anita Bates; daughter-in-law, Leslie Kramer; grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle Kramer; great grandchildren, and countless other friends and family members. She loved traveling and spending time with friends and family. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Published: 7/24/2014
Mildred L. Johnson March 13, 1927 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Mildred Johnson, of OKC, passed away July 23, 2014 at the age of 87. Mildred was born March 13, 1927 in Hartshorne, OK to Clifton and Elsie (Dobson) Curbow. She worked as a hairdresser before her retirement. She enjoyed painting and especially loved fishing at Lake Texoma. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. She leaves cherished memories with her husband: John; children: Rick and Gale Gilbert, Michael and Ronell Gilbert, Mike and Donna Johnson, Jerry and Billy Johnson, John and Cindy Johnson, Jack and Kathryn Johnson; 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be 3-8 pm today at Resthaven Funeral Home. Services to celebrate Mildred's life will be 2:00 pm Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home with interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Published: 7/24/2014
Pamela Shirlene Ortiz October 11, 1957 - July 22, 2014 GUTHRIE With family by her side, Pamela Shirlene Ortiz, age 56, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2014. Pam was born on October 11, 1957, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She lived in Guthrie, Oklahoma with her husband, Manuel Ortiz, for the past 35 years. Pam loved spoiling her grandkids and spending as much time as possible with her family. She also loved taking road trips with her husband, Manuel and her cousin, Madalene. Pam enjoyed spending time at the lake and playing Pokeno with family and friends. Pam had the heart of an angel - she was a kind and giving person whose heart was full of love. She saw the best in everyone and treated everyone just like a member of the family. Pam is survived by her husband, Manuel Ortiz; sister, Ruby Meziere; and brother, Danny Davis; son and daughter-inlaw, Manuel and Jennifer K. Ortiz; and her daughter, Jennifer L. Ortiz and fiance, Casey Jones. She had 6 grandchildren, Destin, Morgan, Allie, Ashley, Addison and Natalia. Pam is preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Taylor; brother, Brian Davis; cousin, Madalene Moore; and son, Richie Ortiz. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Bible Baptist Church, 4820 S. Division, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Interment to follow at Summit View Cemetery, in Guthrie. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, in Moore, Oklahoma.
Published: 7/24/2014
Price Pooler Sept 4, 1932 - July 22, 2014 NORMAN Price, 81, departed this earthly life on July 22, 2014. He was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Marlow, OK to Irl Alva & Evie Devada (Ritter) Pooler. Price graduated from Capitol Hill HS, where he lettered in football, and later, attended Southern Nazarene University, where he received a bachelor's degree in religion. He married Wanda Jean Young on June 20, 1954, and started their family. He was a resident of Norman, where he owned The Garden Center. Preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters; he is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughter, Annette Palmer, and her daughter, Cassidy Fagan; son, Mark & wife Kaydonna; and sister, Coleen Rosebrook. Services to celebrate his life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 7301 S. Walker, with burial following at Heritage Burial Park. Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published: 7/24/2014
Robert Young Aug. 31, 1947 - Jul. 23, 2014 EDMOND Walter Robert Young, 66, peacefully passed away at home on July 23, 2014, with his family at his side. He was born on August 31, 1947, in Peoria, IL to John and Louise Young. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as an iron worker for 45 years. His favorite pastimes were playing golf and drinking Starbucks coffee. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Young, Harry Young, Michael Young, and Willie Young. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Young; his four children, Timothy Young, Aaron Young and wife Shevaun, Amy Oden and husband Craig, and Justin Young; his four grandchildren, Abe Young, Lucas Young, Olive Oden, and Knox Oden; siblings, Susan Crites, Tommy Young, and Mary Curran. Visitation will be held from 12-6 pm Saturday and 8 am-8 pm Sunday. Services will be 10:30 am Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Arcadia I.O.O.F. Cemetery at 2:30 pm.
Published: 7/24/2014
Sharon (Davis) Hammond July 26, 1942 - July 23, 2014 SHAWNEE Sharon Davis Hammond passed away on July 23, 2014 in Norman, OK. She was born on July 26, 1942, in Shawnee, OK, to Houston and Oveta Davis. She enjoyed painting, golfing, making jewelry and going to Las Vegas in her spare time. Sharon was also an avid OU fan. She taught X-Ray at the United Technical Business School, she also served as a major in the Civil Air Patrol. She started several successful businesses. Sharon is survived by two sons, Jerry and Paul Campbell; three daughters, Michelle Tapp, Debbie Walker and husband, Gene, Dava Peters and husband, Steve; one stepdaughter, Dawn Bell; sisterin-law, Erlene Davis; 13 grandchildren; and 7 greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Oveta Davis; one brother, Merle Lee Davis; one step-daughter, Dana Gentry. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Regency Park Baptist Church, 2001 N. Janeway, Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Shawnee, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.
Published: 7/24/2014
Sylvia L. Anderson Sept. 27, 1928 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Sylvia Lorraine Anderson, 85, of Oklahoma City, went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born September 27, 1928, in Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, to Ernest and Cynthia Gonzales. In 1954, she married Richard Anderson, Sr., and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage next week. She is survived by her husband, Richard Anderson, of the home; two sons, Richard Anderson, Jr. and his wife Lori, and Robert Anderson, both of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Jason Anderson and Larinda Crosslands; two greatgrandsons, Joaquin and Jason Anderson. She is also survived by one sister, Inez Santiago and husband, Eddie, of Arkansas City, KS; one brother-in-law, Jimmy Anderson of Holdenville, OK; and countless beloved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings: Marcus Gonzales, Thelma Sanders, Angeline Wells, Kathryn Begay, Theodore Gonzales, Daniel Gonzales, and Virginia Rodriquez. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Central Baptist Church, 829 NW 8th, Oklahoma City, with Pastors Leon Postoak and Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
Published: 7/24/2014
Terence Wilken August 30, 1945 - July 23, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Terence Ray Wilken, 68, died of natural causes July 23 in Oklahoma City. Terry was born to Henry and Marion Wilken in Garden City, Kan., August 30, 1945. His father worked for Kansas Natural Gas, and Terry moved around northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas before graduating from high school in Tyrone, Okla., in 1963. Terry met and married his wife of 47 years, Susan Taylor, while attending Oklahoma State University. They were married on November 18, 1966. After graduating from Central State University in 1967, he served in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1969-70, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. A lifelong Corrosion Engineer, Terry was president and owner of Schmoldt Engineering Services Company in Bartlesville from 1990 until his retirement in 2006. He previously held management and engineering positions for Cathodic Protection Services in Chicago, Harco Technologies Corporation in Chicago and Atlanta, and Cathodic Protection Services in Houston. He conducted extensive research throughout his career and was an accomplished public speaker, presenting papers and teaching more than 100 courses at eight universities. Terry is survived by his wife Susan of the home; son Taylor Wilken and wife Tiffany, and daughter Tessa Wilken Gross and husband Jon Gross, all of Oklahoma City; as well as grandchildren Jack and Cora Wilken, and Marlena and Terence Gross. He is also survived by twin brother Timothy Wilken of Carmel, California, and sister Darcy Mecay of Kerrville, Texas. "Grandpa" loved tending to his Bartlesville acreage and watching the birds and animals who wandered through. He was an avid Bears fan. He enjoyed watching movies and sports, playing cards and board games, telling stories and jokes, and spending time with his family - usually with a big batch of his homemade popcorn. He was a lifetime learner who passed down his passion for analyzing, building & fixing things by hand to his children. To sign the guestbook & leave a message for the family visit vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published: 7/24/2014