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Arthur M. Browning Feb 1, 1920 - Nov 19, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Inside each of us we carry an image, an image of Arthur Browning. Every one of those images may be a little different. Some of our images are of his laughter, some reflect the warmth of his friendship with us, some convey his hard work ethic, and some his extraordinary memory. But I am sure we all have one image of Arthur in common: it is his loyalty to family and his love of the Lord. He was married to Ellen Marie Baker on August 2, 1980. He raised a son, Nelson Browning; a daughter, Doyalene Stover; and had a hand in raising his grandchildren - Joe Stover Jr., Terry Stover, and Shelly Stover. He also loved Ellen's children, Bobby Tash, Richard Tash, and Carol DeAngelo, like they were his own children. He was so proud of his wife and all their children. Arthur was born in Fort Cobb, raised in Blanchard, OK by his father, Thomas, and mother, Jennie Browning. He was an only child and grew up working hard on the farm to help his parents. This was a quality that he continued to develop and instill in his boys - work hard! Arthur loved the Lord. This was reflected in his devotion to his church. He served as a Deacon for the Freewill Baptist Church for over 70 years. He was a member of SW Freewill Baptist Church. He was well- known for giving others a ride to church, lending a helping hand to fellow members of the church who needed something fixed or a yard mowed, and often stepped in to teach a Sunday school class. Arthur lived a long, healthy life. He had no childhood ailments or surgery. He attended church regularly, maintained a garden, took care of his yard (as well as others), walked his dog, Rena, even at the age of 94. We were all perhaps tempted to think he would always be here with us. After a brief illness, he died Wednesday, November 19. He was thinking of his loving wife, Ellen, right until the end, but said when the Lord was ready to take him, he was ready. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He graced our history. And for those of us who knew and loved him, he graced our lives. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Waynette; daughter, Doyalene; stepdaughter, Carol; and three grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his son, Nelson and wife Dana; his stepsons, Bobby and wife Betty and Richard and wife Nancy; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and eight great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, November 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Advantage South Chapel with burial following at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Published: 11/21/2014
Betty Lee Kinney June 30, 1929 - November 11, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Betty, 85, loving wife and mom, passed away November 11th. She was born in San Antonio, TX to George and Lillian Bruce. Moving to OKC she graduated from Classen H.S. She became an Engineering Clerk while working at Southwestern Bell. She met and married her husband while working there. Enjoying travel, she loved taking cruises and motor home trips with the Sooner Schooners. Playing bridge was her passion and she excelled at the game. Enjoying status as a "Winter Texan" she won a gold medal for bridge during the Senior Olympics in Mission, TX. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Warren Kinney and daughter, Janice Ballard Hyden of McDonough, GA. The family wants to send thanks to their church family who prayed and sent cards of encouragement during the past 2 years. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, November 22nd, at 11 a.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2001 N. Meridian, Oklahoma City. Family and friends may share personal thoughts and memories by posting condolences online at: Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough, GA, 770-914-8833 www.haistenfunerals.com
Published: 11/21/2014
Catherine S. Woodward May 25, 1927 - November 15, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY On November 15, 2014, Catherine Stewart Woodward was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she loved dearly. She was 87 years young. Born to Lyda Esther and Reuben Albert Stewart in Blanchard, Okla., on May 25, 1927, Katy attended the original Norman High School and then the University of Oklahoma as an Alpha Chi Omega. In 1949, she completed her Master's Degree in Music Education. During her sophomore year, she met the love of her life, Tom. They married nearly two years later on June 6, 1949, and celebrated their 65th Anniversary earlier this year. During the 1950s, the family grew and moved several times around the country. By 1959, they were back in Oklahoma for good, and it was the start of a new era. She taught music at Rockwood Elementary School, sang in the church choir, and, with Tom, hosted Bible studies and events across the state with the Billy Graham Association. She participated in OKC Hospitality Club, Music Club, Salvation Army Auxiliary for Women, Book Club, P.E.O., D.A.R., and Quest. Through it all, she was a loving wife, mother, teacher, and friend. She spread joy and hope to many in times of stress or despair, and she had many close friends that she loved to stay in touch with. A direct descendant of the artist Frederic Remington, arts and crafts came naturally to her - everything from painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink. She also loved knitting special items for others. Later in her life, Katy and Tom made wooden crosses for the mission teams in their church, and many others as they shared the Good News of Jesus Christ. In 1974, Katy and Tom started Woodward's Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies, a local hobby shop that served generations of Oklahomans for 34 years from 1974-2008. In 1989, they added a real train to their toy train collection: they operated an excursion train service between Hugo, Oklahoma and Paris, Texas. In addition to this work, she loved the bright wildflowers in her backyard and the scent of her rose garden. She followed OU Girls basketball, OU and OSU football, and PGA tournaments. She played a mean hand of bridge, and in between Bridge Club, would play solitaire. Her banana bread recipe was world famous among her grandkids. She was a faithful member of Crossings Community Church and worshiped weekly until her illness prevented her from attending. She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Woodward of Oklahoma City; two sons, Thomas S. Woodward and his wife Jan of Edmond and Jim Woodward of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Josh Woodward and his wife Katie of Sunnyvale, California, Tyler Woodward and his wife Jenna of Norman, Jacey Woodward of Edmond, and Sarah Woodward of Westminster, Colorado; and her two favorite Black Labradors, Duke and Teal. We are grateful for Dr. Chris Kerns, Dr. Richard Wood, and their wonderful staffs, as well as Crossroads Hospice, and Jessica, Irene, and Irma for their love, grace, and compassion. There will be a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel of Crossings Community Church on Monday, November 24th, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crossings Community Church in loving memory of Katy.
Published: 11/21/2014
Charles "Charley" Miskovsky Jan 29, 1928 - Nov 19, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Charles "Charley" Miskovsky, 86, passed away November 19, 2014. He was born January 29, 1928, to William and Matilda Miskovsky. Charley had an impressive All-City and All-State football career at Central High School, where he graduated in 1947. On November 10, 1949, Charley married the love of his life, Lee Marie Sestak, thus celebrating their 65th anniversary this year. Charley worked at Southwestern Bell for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, baking pastries, was a self-taught taxidermist, and prided himself on keeping a beautiful yard. Charley was a faithful member of Draper Park Christian Church, where he mowed the lawn, drove the bread van and greeted members at the door every Sunday. Charley was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Miskovsky; and sisters, Rosie McDermott and Mamie Pedicord. He is survived by his loving wife, Lee; daughters, Charlene Underwood and husband Freddie, and Patti Williams and husband George; son, Ray Miskovsky and wife Angela; grandchildren, Quinton and Tera Underwood, Ben and Candace Williams, Nola and Joe Johnson, Brandy and B.J. Mullins, and Allison Sprague; and his great-grandchildren, Andrew Underwood, Josie and Evey Williams, Afton Johnson, and Brooklyne Sprague. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11 a.m. at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Please leave online condolences at www.ResthavenOKC.com
Published: 11/21/2014
Park William Lamerton, Jr. March 4, 1930 - Nov 19, 2014 EDMOND Park William Lamerton Jr. was born March 4, 1930, in Enid, Oklahoma, the eldest son of Julia Margaret and Judge Park William Lamerton Sr. Born with an adventurous and mischievious spirit, Park loved hunting geese and ducks on the salt plains as well as running traplines as a young boy. He raised many pets, among them was a pig named "Porky" and a pet racoon named "Sally." Park attended Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He served in the USN as a hospital corpsman during the Korean Conflict and returned home to receive his BA degree in geology and biology from Phillips University in Enid. Park was fortunate to have worked as a well- site geologist and reservoir engineer in Venezuela for Core Laboratories after graduating from college. In 1960, he married Helen Francis Shimanek, of Hennessey, Oklahoma, and began his 31-year career with Parke-Davis as a medical service rep in the Oklahoma City area. He retired from Parke-Davis in 1991. In 1971, Park moved his family to Edmond, where they built their lifelong home. He enjoyed raising horses and watching his three sons play football on Friday nights. Park was a lifelong Sooner fan, attending OU games religiously for more than sixty years. In 1978, Park's spiritual walk led him to a committed relationship to His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with whom he now resides. Shortly before his passing, he testified that this relationship was first and foremost, above all things to him. Park had a genuine love for people and enjoyed talking to friends as well as complete strangers. His colorful personality and sense of humor were qualities that earned him countless friends. He also had a great love for the outdoors, which he passed on to his sons. Park loved to bird hunt and fly-fish and in later years, took great pleasure in taking trips to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado with Helen, his wife of 47 years. Park enjoyed volunteering and was a member and twice president of the Edmond Exchange Club. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Prevention of Child Abuse and served with his wife, Helen, for the Meals on Wheels program. He was also a member of the Oklahoma City Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club, Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Park leaves behind his brother, John David Lamerton; and his sister, Susie Cameron; as well as three sons, Park William Lamerton III, Todd Andrew Lamerton, and Eric Joe Lamerton. Park had four grandchildren, Natalie Lamerton Hersperger, Park William Lamerton IV, Lauren Elizabeth Lamerton, and Ella Catherine Lamerton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at St. Monica's Catholic Church.
Published: 11/21/2014
Patricia Steele Dove Feb 25, 1931 - Nov 17, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Patricia Steele Dove, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, November 17. Pat was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 25, 1931, the oldest of two daughters born to Robert and Dorothy Steele. While attending high school there, she met the love of her life, George W. Dove, and they married on December 22, 1951. Pat is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, George; sons, Scott and his wife Ceil, of Flint Hill, Virginia, and their four sons, Justin, Brian, Jenkins, and Reed; son, Chris and his wife Julie, of Hurst, Texas, and their sons, Patrick, Daniel, and Andrew; and son, Mark and his wife Becky, of Denver, Colorado, and their daughters, Emily and Shelby, and son, Steele; sister, Jackie Jackson, and her husband Bob and their three children, Dale, Gary, and Judy. Services will be held at a future date. More Information can be found at www.corbettfuneral.com www.corbettfuneral.com
Published: 11/21/2014
Sandra Lee Parks Dec 26, 1946 - Nov 14, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Services at Sunnylane Southern Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. To read full obituary, please see www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published: 11/21/2014