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Anna Mae Looney July 31, 1949 - October 22, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Anna Mae Looney entered into eternal life on October 22nd, 2014. She was born July 31st, 1949 in Big Springs, TX to Olen & Nevada Barker who preceded her in death. Anna loved to work with her hands. Her favorite pastime was beading and other arts and crafts related to her Native American heritage. Those she left behind included her life-long companion, John "Baker" Looney; her son, Richard Looney and his wife Elizabeth; her son, Robert Looney and his wife Melinda; her daughter, Belinda Taber and her husband William; her brother, Bobby Barker and his wife Marilyn. Anna was also a proud grandmother to Jacob and Blake Looney, and Brandon Taber. A Celebration of Life for Anna will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1st, at the Paylor Family Funeral Care of Midwest City, OK.
Published: 10/30/2014
Billy E. Ledford Nov 2, 1951 - Oct 14, 2014 Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Hillcrest Christian Church, 1501 SW 59th, OKC.
Published: 10/30/2014
Elizabeth D. "Lib" Vernon August 13, 1927 - October 21, 2014 ENID The services for Elizabeth D. "Lib" Vernon, of Enid, will be 1:00PM Saturday, November 1, 2014, in the Waukomis Christian Church. Pastor Dave Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in Waukomis Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. She was employed by Macklanburg-Duncan for 43 years as an executive secretary. In 1989 she made her home in Enid. She was a member of the Waukomis Christian Church. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Homer E, Dowdy. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Waukomis Christian Church. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.enidwecare.com
Published: 10/30/2014
James A. Barton Mar. 11, 1931 - Oct. 28, 2014 NEWCASTLE James Albert Barton, age 83, of Newcastle, OK, died peacefully 10-28-14 with his children at his side. James was born on 3-11-31 in OKC. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, worked in the oil fields for many years, and then retired from the Post Office as a supervisor. James loved growing his own beef and a large garden. He was an avid reader and a life-long member of the NRA. James was preceded in death by his wife, Margie, of 55 years, his parents, P.W. Barton and Mettie Barton, 4 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by children, Becky Barton, and Vic (Shawn) Barton, 5 grandkids with spouses, 11 great-grandkids, and 2 great-great-grandkids, and 1 sister, Mildred Capps, of Colorado. Calling hours are 1-5 pm 10-30-14 and 9 am- 8pm 10-31-14 at Advantage. A Celebration of James' life will be held Saturday, 11-1-14, at 2:00 P.M. at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, in Newalla, OK.
Published: 10/30/2014
Kenneth C. Messenger May 8, 1929 - Oct. 29, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY On October 29, 2014, with family at his side, Kenneth C. Messenger went to his heavenly home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ken was born May 8, 1929, in Lawrence- ville, IL, to parents Hershel & Ethel (Petty) Messenger. Ken loved God, his family, and was very active in the Ridgecrest United Methodist Church and with Mobile Meals. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Greens Country Club. Ken and his wife Lois founded Builders Insulation in 1958 and operated it until their retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Assoc. and the Board of Directors for Insulation Contractors Assoc. of America. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Edith Wells. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years: Lois; daughters: Nancy Haun & husband Charlie and Terry Bartholomew & husband Bart; grandchildren: Chele Haun, Ashley Craft & husband Charles, Sommer Skinner & husband Grant, and Colton Bartholomew & wife Megan; seven great- grandchildren; sister: Lucille Fiscus; brother: Wendall Messenger; sister-in-law: Wanda Blair; niece: Cindy Hill & husband Frank, who often spent time with Ken; and many other family members and friends. They will all miss his love, support, and dry sense of humor. Ken loved spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. Viewing will be at Baggerley, Friday, from 4pm to 8pm. A Celebration of Ken's life will be 10am, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mobile Meals at Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and hospice staff of Mercy Health Center and Encompass Home Health Care. Visit Ken's online memorial at www.Baggerley.com
Published: 10/30/2014
Leonard "Len" H. Ferguson July 20, 1918 - October 28, 2014 COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI Leonard "Len" Haden Ferguson died in Columbus, Mississippi on Oct. 28, 2014 following a long battle with Alz- heimer's Disease. Len was born July 20, 1918 in Ava, MO. She married Jack W. Ferguson on January 5, 1936 & after graduating high school in Yale, OK they moved to Okla. City. Both Jack & Len were Federal Employees working together for over 30 years. She retired from the Federal Aviation Assn. at Tinker Air Force Base in 1975. They were longtime members of St. Mark's Cumberland Presbyterian Church where both served as Deacons. Len is preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Ferguson; sons, Jack W. Ferguson, Jr. & Mark Del Ferguson; & grandson, Bryant Del Ferguson. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kaylan Ferguson; five grandsons; one granddaughter; five great- grandsons & one great- granddaughter. Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer Assn. Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL. 60601. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 1, 2014, at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published: 10/30/2014
Mary M. Pape Oct. 13, 1921 - Oct. 28, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Mary Maxine Pape, 93, of Oklahoma City, passed away October 28, 2014. She was born October 13, 1921 in Bigheart, OK. Mary graduated from the St. Anthony School of Nursing and served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp during World War ll. She retired from Southwest Medical Center in 1986. Mary and her husband Henry enjoyed traveling across the United States and trips to their home at Lake Tenkiller. Mary's greatest enjoyment was the time she spent visiting with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Henry Pape; parents, Henry and Edna Jensen; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Mary is survived by her sons Paul and wife Elizabeth, Philip and wife Helen, Perry and wife Brenda; as well as grandchildren Tiffany Wilken and husband Taylor, Mary Melissa Babbit and husband Lance, Amber Cole and husband Ken, Lacey Pape, Sarah Pape and Jacob Pape; 6 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. We will miss you "Mom". Last respects may be paid at Resthaven Mortuary. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Published: 10/30/2014
Nora Mahlke-Holloway March 21, 1918 - Oct. 28, 2014 MIDWEST CITY Nora was born in Stonewall, Oklahoma to parents Albert and Octavia Skaggs. She was the youngest of 12. After moving to Midwest City she worked at the Douglas Plant during the war as "Rosie the Riveter". Later in life she did nursing work. Nora was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Jack Mahlke, Jim Holloway and grandson Daniel Mahlke. She is survived by son Gary Mahlke and wife Amy of Lewisville, TX; daughter Phyllis Young of Midwest City, OK; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the special Emerald Hospice angels Melissa, Shannon and Kayla and special nurses from Midwest City Nursing Center, Kristi, Mary, Lona and Allison for their loving care to our mother. Services will be held 1 PM, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens.
Published: 10/30/2014
Vivian S. Johnson May 9, 1924 - October 28, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY In Loving Memory Services Saturday at 11:00 AM at New Chance Missionary Baptist Church, Spencer, OK. Arrangements entrusted to Pollard Funeral Homes, Inc.
Published: 10/30/2014