Our Obituaries

Emily T. Parnell

March 19, 1928 - January 27, 2018

Our sweet mother and grandmother went peacefully to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was born in Chicago to parents who came from Czechoslovakia. Her father was a cobbler and her mother was a homemaker. They moved to West, Texas and she became a big sister to Vera. The story goes that in Corpus Christi, Texas the two girls and their mother would walk to the cobbler shop to...
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Joseph Craig Dietsch

September 18, 1960 - January 26, 2018

Joseph Craig "Joe" Dietsch passed away January 26, 2018 at his home at the age of 57. Joe was born September 18, 1960 in Wichita, KS to Joseph Ron and Linda Nut Dietsch. Joe was a Law Enforcement Specialist with the US Air Force for almost 4 years. He was a faithful member of Hope Church where he loved working with the young people. Joe was a hotel auditor as well as an outdoorsman, he...
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Thomas Webster Byers

January 30, 1927 - January 24, 2018

Thomas Webster Byers Jr. "T" was born January 30th, 1927 in Blanchard, OK to Thomas Webster Byers Sr. and Pearl Scott. He was the youngest of 14 siblings. He was a World War II veteran and Navy Seaman First Class from December 1944 through July 1946. After the war, he resided in a boarding house in downtown Oklahoma City where he met Rose Marie. They were married for 41 years. "T" was a devoted...
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Michael Lee Thornton

May 20, 1977 - January 23, 2018

Michael Lee Thornton, 40, passed away in his home on Tuesday January 23rd 2018. He is survived by his mother, Leda Wetherington and sisters Jessica and Kim Wetherington, Heather Thornton as well as a niece, Cassandra Wetherington and a nephew, Baxter Wetherington. He is also survived by his Grandparents, Jesse and Millie Reinhardt of Ringling, OK. Michael was born in Phoenix, AZ on May 20th,...
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Donald Brown Wright

February 5, 1931 - January 16, 2018

Lifelong Oklahoma City resident, Donald Brown Wright, 86, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018.He graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree and spent most of his career in the oil industry. He was a member of Putnam City Baptist Church. Donald was active in the Jaycees and was a foster parent.He is survived by his brother, John; daughter, Susan; grandsons, Keaton and Connor; and great grandson,...
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Mary Pauline Hill

July 27, 1954 - January 15, 2018

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Adolf W. Peters

January 24, 1930 - January 11, 2018

Adolf Willie Peters passed away January 11, 2018 at the age of 87. He was born January 24, 1930 in Okarche, OK to Henry Rudolf and Emma Frances Caroline Thiems Peters. Adolf was a Korean Army Veteran, member of Mt Olive Lutheran Church in Austin, TX and owner of Peters Construction Co. He is survived by daughters, Arlene Ellison and husband, Jim of El Reno, Joan Ellison and husband, Guy of...
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Joshua Douglas Packham

November 7, 1989 - January 7, 2018

Joshua Douglas Packham passed away Jan 7, 2018. Josh was born on Nov 7, 1989, in Oklahoma City, and attended Putnam City High School, graduating in 2008 from Oklahoma Outreach Sober High. Josh was an active, enthusiastic participant in life. He grew up surrounded by family, with holidays, birthdays, and family game nights always proving lively. From an early age, Josh enjoyed the outdoors through...
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Homa Jean Brown

July 17, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Homa Jean Brown departed this life January 5, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born July 17, 1931 in Arpelar, OK to Homer and Ima Smith. She is survived by her husband, Ray; daughter, Janita and husband, Dr. Charles Goodwin; sister, Rose Marie Vaden; 8 grandchildren, Tanya Anglemyer, Jason Pennington, Carmel Yeater, Phillip Pennington, Joe Pennington, Ashlee Horn Baker, Lacy Pennington and...
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Laquita Lea Johnson

October 23, 1930 - December 31, 2017

We honor the life and legacy of Laquita (Teetee) Lea Johnson, who was born Oct. 23, 1930 to Harold and Virgie Bowers in Duncan, OK. The 1st of 3 children. On Jan. 15, 1947 she married her partner for life, Loyd Johnson. She was a homemaker, wife and mother the majority of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Jenny Diaz, and son Mike Johnson and wife Joni. She was a wonderful grandmother...
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Edgar Ralph Mallory

January 23, 1943 - December 30, 2017

Ed, who made his home in Mustang, OK, was born in Bellefonte, PA, January 23, 1943, the son of Edgar R. Mallory and Sarah Simmons Mallory, who preceded him in death. He died December 30, 2017, in Yukon, OK, surrounded by his family. Ed spent his life working as an electrical engineer, a quality manager, a Director of Quality Assurance at NCR Wichita, and Vice-President of Quality for BancTec...
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James Curtis Smith

December 2, 1950 - December 29, 2017

James Curtis Smith III, also known as "Booney", was born December 2, 1950 to Lena Wheeler. Besides his mother, he was predeceased by his Uncle Joe, who helped raise him. He married Earlene Johnson on July 23rd, 1971 in Denison, Texas. James was an entrepreneur by heart. He invested his career to trucking, transportation, and logistics. James was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served...
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Lillie B. Erlewine

August 4, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Lillie B. Erlewine passed away December 29, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born August 4 1933 in Newport, AR to Seth and Mary Lewellen. Lillie lived most of her life in OKC. She was a homemaker and loved doll making, crocheting, reading and gardening. Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dan, brother, J. W. Lewellen and sister, Bonnie Hale. She is survived by 5 daughters,...
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Joan C. Rush

November 15, 1920 - December 28, 2017

Joan C. Ralls Rush passed away on December 28, 2017 in Edmond, OK. Joan was born November 15, 1920 in Hugo, OK, the daughter of Ernie and Mary Ralls. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years, Bill Rush, granddaughter, Kelly Thomas, brothers, Kelly Ralls and wife, Merle, Harrell Ralls and wife, Inez and Jack Ralls, sisters, Pat and husband Oliver Keith, Dorothy and...
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July 24, 1921 - December 28, 2017

Evelyn, 96, of Bethany/Warr Acres from 1977 to 2013, died peacefully in her sleep in Lewisville, Texas. Born in July, 1921 in Pennsylvania, she is survived by two daughters; Susan Bridges and Jacqueline Ralstin, stepson Phillip Buffington and stepdaughter Penny Olivier, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition, there are at least 10 grandchildren, 20 great and 6 great-great...
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Lisa Ann Weeden

February 21, 1961 - December 26, 2017

Lisa Ann Coats Weeden passed away December 26, 2017 in her home at the age of 56. She was born February 21, 1961 to Herschell Allen and Charlotte Juree Scott Coats. Lisa was born and raised Southern Baptist and was heavily involved in the church throughout her life. At the age of 11, her Daddy bought her a flute. She joined the school band and it changed her life. She began taking lessons...
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Thomas Eugene Russell

September 17, 1938 - December 24, 2017

Thomas (Tom) Eugene RussellSeptember 17, 1938 - December 24, 2017A man of God who was a force of will, a testament to the power of prayer, and a belief in positive thinking passed away at age 79 from melanoma. Tom Russell was born in Dallas, TX to Annabel (Goldthwaite) and Wade Russell. He grew up in Arlington, TX with his surviving brothers, Al, Robert (Vicki) and Bill (Jeanne). He served in...
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Cora L. Bell

September 29, 1922 - December 24, 2017

Cora Lee Andrews Bell, 95, passed away December 24, 2017 in El Reno, OK. She was born September 29, 1922 in Southmayd, Texas to Ernest and Ella Mae Stiles Andrews and was the second of five children. Soon after her birth the family moved to western Oklahoma and settled in Delhi where she attended school and graduated high school. She attended Sayre Junior College for one semester, but due to...
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Richard L. Quindt

April 27, 1936 - December 23, 2017

Richard Louis Quindt, 81, passed away December 23, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK. Richard was born April 27, 1936 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Edward Richard and Helen L. Harder Quindt. Richard served 27 years in the United States Army, retiring in 1996 as a Sergeant First Class. He was an insurance salesman, a member of the Central Seventh Day Adventist Church and a Sooner football season ticket holder....
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Juana B. Reyes

February 15, 1921 - December 21, 2017

Salmos 23Jehová es mi pastor; nada me faltará.
En lugares de delicados pastos me hará descansar; junto a aguas de reposo me pastoreará.
Confortará mi alma; me guiará por sendas de justicia por amor de su nombre. Aunque ande en valle de sombra de muerte, no temeré mal alguno, porque tú estarás conmigo; tu vara y tu cayado me infundirán aliento.Aderezas mesa delante de mí en presencia de...
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Guy B. Kiker

October 28, 1930 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Aloma M. Turk

March 5, 1933 - December 17, 2017

Aloma Margueriette Turk passed away on December 17, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born March 5, 1933 in Oklahoma City to Gosper Lafayette and Leona Marieia Fowler Dugger. After completing nursing training at St. Anthony Nursing School, Aloma worked as an RN for 45 years. She was employed by Mercy Hospital, Dr. Otar T. Norwood and Grace Living Center. Aloma married James Edward Turk on February...
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Jackie Lee Mackey

May 19, 1958 - December 12, 2017

Jackie Lee Mackey was native Choctaw Indian born in Sacramento California on May 19, 1958 to Delma and Calvin Mackey. Jack resided most of his life in Oklahoma City and Amarillo Texas. He worked as a concrete finisher & in construction. Jack was giving, funny and friendly. With a loud personality. Especially if he was playing poker with his family. Once you met him he was impossible to forget....
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Kenneth G. Waddell

July 31, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Kenneth Gayle Waddell went to sleep at his home and woke up in the presence of the Lord on December 10, 2017. He was born July 31, 1934 in Weatherford, OK to Herbert and Hazel Waddell. Kenneth attended Weatherford high school where he lettered in basketball. He left high school early and served 2 years in the US Army. During this time, he met Joyce Lee Boyd and they were married on Christmas...
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Erlene Joy Schmidt

May 21, 1928 - December 10, 2017

Erlene Schmidt went to be face to face with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was a devout student of God's word and attended Maranatha Bible Doctrine Church faithfully. Erlene was born May 21, 1928 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.She was preceded in death by her parents, Bea Renfroe and Ethel Ray; two husbands, Eugene Holt and Jerome Schmidt; four brothers and one sister...
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Jerry Lee Sims

July 2, 1944 - November 16, 2017

Jerry Lee Sims, 73 has gone home to be with her husband of 41 years, Gerald who passed in 2003. She was born on July 2, 1944 in Oklahoma City, OK to Jerry C. and Maurine Chatham Butler. She worked at DPS in the intoxilizers department for over 20 years. Jerry is survived by daughter, Cheryl Smith, son, Barry Sims and wife, Amber, grandchildren, Trey Smith and fiancée, Kristyn McVeigh,...
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Lenell Abre Bacy

April 22, 2004 - November 12, 2017

Lenell Abre' Bacy was born April 22, 2004 in Oklahoma City to Crystal Lynne Bacy and Reginald Johnson, Jr. After the untimely death of his mother, Lenell was lovingly cared for by his grandmother and grandfather. He attended Telstar and Britton elementary schools in Oklahoma City. After a recent move to Paden, OK, he was continuing his education at Okemah Junior High School until an injury made...
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Engeline B. Martens

June 25, 1935 - November 11, 2017

From Bandung to BethanyEngeline Bernedette Martens, nee Engeline Bernedette Ritter was born 25 June 1935, the daughter of Gustaaf Adriaan Ritter and Engeline Arends Ritter in Bandung, Indonesia. Engeline had two brothers and two sisters. Engeline was raised with the help of her mother's sisters, Tante Dee and Tante Evie who also lived in the same house. Engeline was raised in a catholic home...
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Larry Mark Lamb

October 7, 1960 - October 30, 2017

Larry Mark Lamb passed away October 30, 2017 at his home in Guthrie at the age of 57. He was born October 7, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Darryl Deroy and Helen Ernestine Patty Lamb. Mark work as a Technical Services Manager at OSCO Controls. He loved the outdoors and his two faithful companions, Taft and Beazer. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry Lamb. He is...
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Raymond Gay Weldon

April 12, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Raymond G. Weldon, age 85 of Smyrna, died Friday at the York VA Medical Center. He was a native of Yukon, Oklahoma and a son of the late C.B. an Esther Weldon. He was also preceded in death by his wife Toni Weldon; a sister, Dorothy Hambrick; and brothers, Bobby Weldon and Charlie Bill Weldon, Jr.Survivors include a son, Mike Weldon and wife Anna of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Kim Thorne of...
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Ben Mark Stillwell

April 8, 1945 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Brenda Sue Bateman

September 7, 1962 - October 17, 2017

Brenda Sue Bateman, age 55 passed away suddenly Monday, October 16,2017. She was born in Oklahoma City to Kenneth and Mary (Chadwick) Bateman and was the youngest of three children. Brenda attended Bethany Public Schools. She was in the band for 6 years. Through the years she played many different instruments. She was Band Queen her senior year. Brenda was also in the 12 Year Club. After...
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Alma J. Lynch

November 17, 1933 - October 17, 2017

Alma grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Central High School in 1952.Alma retired from Clay Ophthalmology Inc. after 30 + years working for her best friend Richard Clay M.D. as his office manager. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Jess Hall and Bertha(Bradley) Hall, her husband B. Rex Lynch and her son Pete Lynch, siblings Jack Hall, J.D Hall, Betty Jo Hall, Dorothy Hall...
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James E. Hyatt

December 2, 1930 - October 17, 2017

Jim was born on Dec. 2, 1930 in Cleveland, OK to Edd "Shorty" and Mabel Hyatt. Jim, a Christian man, lived a blessed life with many friends and loved ones. Jim served in the United States Navy for 8 years, then as a reserve Seabee for 32 years. Jim served in both Korea and Vietnam. As a civilian, he worked for Concho Construction as a heavy duty operator and master mechanic, later forming his...
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Michael Edward Roberts

August 26, 1951 - October 16, 2017

Michael Edward Roberts left this world peacefully early Monday morning, October 16, 2017. He was 66 years old, born August 26, 1951 in Oklahoma City. He was the youngest son of Leo L. Roberts and Edna Faye Roberts who preceded Mike to heaven. Mike had three older siblings, a sister Judith Ann Dunn who died in 1970 and two brothers Loy Roberts and wife Carolyn of Edmond, OK and Larry Roberts...
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Stephen L. Gadd

February 9, 1963 - October 15, 2017

Steve was born February 9, 1963 in Lincoln, NE to Nancy and Ben Gadd, Jr. The family moved to Oklahoma City in 1968 where Steve became a lifetime Oklahoman and Sooner fan. He loved sports and as a youth was active in several sports at the Tri-City Athletic Association. Steve was a 4 time Tulsa Nationals Wrestling Champion and a Putnam City Original 3 year wrestling letterman, graduating from...
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Joy E. Kief-Lyman

July 3, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Guthrie resident, Joy E. Kief-Lyman, 90, passed away October 12, 2017.She was born July 3, 1927 on the family farm in Guthrie to Clarence Arthur and Rosetta Helf. She was the baby girl of 10 children. Joy had beautiful flower beds and spent every morning tending to her plants and flowers. She was an excellent cook and took great pride in taking care of her family. She was cute and will be...
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Sylvia Sue Nelson

July 19, 1936 - October 11, 2017

Yukon resident, Sylvia Sue Nelson, 81, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017.She was born July 19, 1936 in Gould, Oklahoma to Bert and Mildred Sampson.Sylvia was a proud graduate of OSU and received her master's degree at OU. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and cheering on the Cowboys.Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents and husband,...
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Vernon Jack Smith

June 22, 1937 - October 8, 2017

Vern Smith(Vernon J. Smith) passed away October 8, 2017 at the age of 80. "Smitty" was born June 22, 1937 in Grand Junction, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford Thurman and Elizabeth Frances Stevens Smith and his brother, James Burdett. Vern married the love of his life, Frieda M Lowry on march 27, 1965. They had four children, Kim Clinton and spouse, Greg, Misty Dalke and...
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David A. Tinkle

May 15, 1950 - October 7, 2017

David Arthur Tinkle was born on May 15, 1950. He was a kind soul that liked to make people happy. He never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand or to talk and visit with family and friends. David led a simple life and was unfettered from the stresses that impact most of us. You could often find him enjoying the pleasures of dropping a fishing line in the water to see what was biting. ...
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Rosemary S. Dunkin

October 31, 1928 - October 2, 2017

Rosemary Schneider Dunkin, 88, of Oklahoma City, passed away on October 2, 2017 after a brief illness. A devoted mother and grandmother, she adored her two granddaughters, was a lifelong learner, loved nature, and was an avid OKC Thunder fan. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio to Joseph Donald and Ethel Ione Schneider. She graduated from Liberty Center High School and Ball State University with a...
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Dorothy Jean Norwine

December 16, 1926 - September 26, 2017

Dorothy Norwine passed away peacefully on Sept. 26. She was born Dec. 16, 1926 in Pawnee, OK. Her parents and 15 older siblings preceded her in death. She was married in 1950 to Roy F. Norwine, who preceded her in death in 1999. She lived most of her life in Oklahoma City. Dorothy is survived by her two children, Tommy (Vickie) Norwine, North Richland Hills, TX., and Susan (Cal) Berggren, Olathe,...
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Janice Gates

November 30, 1936 - September 25, 2017

Oklahoma City resident, Janice L. (Durham) Gates, 80, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. She was born on November 30, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia to Oscar and Virginia Blatt. Janice grew up in West Virginia and graduated from High School. She moved to Oklahoma in the early 60's and made a home, where she raised her children. She retired from the Oklahoma State Insurance Fund.In her...
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Clarkie A. Hickman

September 25, 1920 - September 22, 2017

Clarkie Anice Hickman survived several bouts with cancer, a serious work accident and a broken hip to live on to 96. Clarkie was born September 25,1920 to loving parents Monroe and Maud Boyd. She had 12 siblings - Naomi Kelly, William Boyd, James Boyd, Linda Poor, Turk Boyd, Mildred Olive, Barbara Poor, and Paul Boyd have died. Howard Boyd, Wanda Wade, Maudi Smart and Mary Anderson are still...
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Ruby Lee Eaves

August 20, 1939 - September 21, 2017

Ruby Berry-Eaves was born August 20, 1939 to John and Eva Berry in Charleston, WV. Ruby met the love of her life Cecil Eaves in Williamson, WV, and moved to Indianapolis in the late 50's, later to relocate to Oklahoma. She began her career with Western Electric, which later became Lucent Technologies, and later retired in May 2000 after fulfilling 28 years of service. Ruby loved to watch...
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Lillian LaVerne Sanderson

November 5, 1938 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Debra Jo Licastro

March 4, 1954 - September 10, 2017

Debra Jo Licastro, age 63, of Yukon, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday September 10, 2017. Debra was born March 4, 1954 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A memorial service for Debra will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel, 6201 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008. An inurnment will occur Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Yukon Cemetery, Yukon , Oklahoma....
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Alfred Lee Epperson

May 19, 1927 - September 5, 2017

Alfred L. Epperson entered into rest on September 5, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born May 19, 1927 in Oklahoma City, OK to Arlie Lee and Mary Maude Childers Epperson. Alfred was an Army veteran and a mail carrier in the Capitol Hill area for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Naomi Epperson, 2 sons, David Wayne Epperson and Alan Lee Epperson and siblings...
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Martha Carolyn Sebastian

February 9, 1934 - September 5, 2017

Martha Carolyn Sebastian age 83 received her angel wings on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by Morris Daniel Sebastian, her husband of 64 years and 21 days. Siblings: Dorothy Jean Hunter, Pat Stiles and husband Alfred, Don Elliott and wife Marilyn and Sonny Elliot (deceased)Children: Carolyn Sholly and husband John, Linda Rowe and husband Lawrence "Dean"...
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Caryolyn Hampton

June 11, 1934 - August 29, 2017

Oklahoma City resident, Carolyn "Gayle" Hampton, 83, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born in Oklahoma City to Johnny and Lida Mousner. Gayle loved to travel and take cruises with her family. She loved being a mother and grandmother, and cherished her time with all of them. She was a woman of strong faith and was a member of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. Gayle was preceded in...
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John William Ervin

July 16, 1929 - August 28, 2017

Oklahoma City resident, John William Ervin, 88, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 surrounded by his family.He was born in Hartshorne, Oklahoma to Dallas and Angelina (Carletti) Ervin.When John was a child, they moved to California. During the summer, he would come back to Oklahoma where he would play baseball with his cousins. He saved up enough money from his paper route to start college at St....
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August 3, 1927 - August 23, 2017

Walter Junior Cochran, 90, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma fulfilled his mission, and left his earthly home on August 23, 2017. Walter was born to Walter Samuel and Della Frances (Bonham) Cochran on August 3, 1927 in Atoka, Oklahoma. Walter, became a farmer at the age of nine, and he was thrilled when he got his first ride behind the plow. Walter served in the Merchant Marines and was also an Army...
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August 3, 1946 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Billie Joe Abner

December 11, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Robert G. Kasper

July 18, 1929 - August 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Jennifer Lynn Perkins

June 26, 1972 - July 29, 2017

Jennifer Lynn Perkins, 45, born June 26, 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on July 29, 2017. Jennifer, a longtime resident of Oklahoma City since 1983, graduated from Yukon High School.Jennifer is survived by 1 daughter, Ashley Barbour, and 2 sons, D'Anthony Perkins, and Je Ronn Conn, and 1 granddaughter, Nevaeh Fuller. Jennifer is also survived by her mother, Wanda Lowry, 1 brother,...
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Opal M. Stroud

March 23, 1928 - July 26, 2017

Opal Marvell Shipp Stroud passed away July 26, 2017. She was born March 23, 1928, South of Hydro, Oklahoma to James Swepton and Emma Folks Shipp. Opal was a homemaker and school cafeteria worker. Opal married Marvin T. Stroud January 1, 1949. Three children were born to this union, Mike, Phil and Denise. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Albert and sisters May Stange,...
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William Davis Jones

June 1, 1928 - July 20, 2017

William D. (Bill) Jones, 89 of Piedmont, OK passed from this life to his eternal home July 20, 2017, the son of Rodney P. and Josephine Radcliff-Jones. He graduated Putnam City High School and married Claudine P. Rouse. Following her death, he married Ella Whitworth-Nelson. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, both of his beloved wives, his sister Nadine Fearnow and husband Jerry. He is...
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Susan Elaine Simons

January 26, 1956 - July 19, 2017

Susan "Suzi" Elaine Simons, age 61, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left us in body after a long illness, on Wednesday July 19, 2017. Suzi was born January 26, 1956. Suzi lived in Oklahoma City for approximately 18 years. She loved her dogs Molly and Dory, gardening, painting, sewing and crafting.Suzi is survived by her loving lifetime partner, Kelly McKinnon, 1 daughter, Tyeliah Duncan and husband...
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Erma Loree Reeves

November 10, 1918 - July 18, 2017

Erma went "HOME" to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ July 18, 2017. She was born in SE Colorado in a "Dug-Out" near Pritchett, CO to Ora McCollum Reeves and Ralph Reeves, growing up near Vici, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Olive Keyser, Iva Sheets and Lois Brown. She is survived by five sisters, Juanita Sanders, Ruth Mason and husband Bob, Elvie Thayer and...
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Faber Ross Brewer

December 4, 1918 - July 14, 2017

Faber Ross Brewer was born on December 04, 1918 in Cumberland, OK and passed away on July 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Evelyn Brewer, his parents, William and Sara Brewer and 11 of his 12 siblings. He is survived by son, Danny Brewer and wife Jody, brother, Buddy Brewer, 1 granddaughter, Rebecca Burd and husband Randy, and 3 great grandchildren. Faber...
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Carolyn A. Renner

February 20, 1932 - July 13, 2017

Carolyn A. Renner passed away July 13, 2017 at her home at the age of 85. She was born February 20, 1932 in Carson, Iowa to Raymond Leonard and Wilda Iowa Miller Hooker. Carolyn has lived in OKC since 1963. She retired from SW Bell after 30+ years of service. Carolyn was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church; she loved to sew, read, play cards and board games and refurbish antique...
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Jerry Mack Price

September 16, 1936 - July 12, 2017

On September 16, 1936, Jerry Mack Price was born in Oklahoma City to Lawrence and Mary Price. As an adult he resided in Bethany, Oklahoma, where he selflessly served in various roles throughout his community, primarily within his local church. He generously volunteered his time and energy teaching children's Sunday school, driving buses for children's ministries, and leading AWANAS curriculums...
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William James Miller

May 23, 1952 - July 5, 2017

William "Jim" Miller, 65, was born May 23, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Betty Jo Newman. Jim married Suzzie Waldenville on August 7, 1975 in Oklahoma City. Their marriage produced one child, James Nikolis Miller. Jim educated himself in what would become CAD computer work, designing drawings for installation and operations of jobs. His greatest achievement was the WIPP (Waste...
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Clifford Eugene Minster

October 30, 1926 - June 27, 2017

Clifford Eugene Minster died at 90 years of age peacefully in his sleep on June 27, 2017 at South Pointe Care Center in Oklahoma City. Clifford or "Gene" was a hard working ember of his community and a parishioner of Northwest Church of Christ. He owned and operated Gene's mobile Service, a full service station, located at Meridian Avenue and N. W. 43rd Street. He was an old school mechanic...
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Ruth Terronez

May 20, 1934 - June 27, 2017

Ruth G. Terronez passed away June 27, 2017 at home after a long and courageous battle against Parkinson's. She was born May 20, 1934 in Guthrie and lived in the OKC area over 60 years. She was a homemaker, retired from the Air National Guard and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Leonard, 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and many other...
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Toai Trung Hoang

January 14, 1951 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Lois Ann Hodges

February 27, 1935 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Edytha Effie Bacon

July 23, 1929 - June 2, 2017

Edytha "Edie" Unsell Bacon passed away on June 2, 2017 in Oklahoma City at the age of 87. She was born July 23, 1929 to Charles and Emma Lawson Unsell. Edie is survived by Jack her husband of 63 years, 3 children, daughter, Jackie Peliti and husband, Robbie of Mustang, twin sons, Tim Bacon and wife, Lissa of Bethany and Rick Bacon of Warr Acres, 3 grandchildren, Kimberly Roark of Enid, Nate...
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Richard Douglas Hill

November 1, 1936 - May 28, 2017

Richard Douglas "Dick" Hill died on Sunday, May 28 at the age of 80. Dick was born on November 1, 1936, in Oneida, NY to parents Ethel and Gordon Hill. He had no siblings, but a cousin Patti that he was very fond of and named his own daughter after. Dick met his wife, Janet, in the 5th grade when he moved to North Syracuse. They later became high school sweethearts and married September...
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Helen Claire Watson Bell

September 23, 1922 - May 27, 2017

.On May 27, 2017 Helen Watson Bell of Oklahoma City passed away with quiet dignity. She was 94 years old. Helen was born on September 23, 1922, in Caldwell KS to Jean and Earl Mitchell. She was predeceased by her parents and husbands, Cecil Watson of Loyal OK and Ben Bell of Oklahoma City, two sisters, Earlene and Betty, her brother Earl, and a daughter, Shirley Eubank Derrick. She is...
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Iva Olene SHEETS

May 7, 1918 - May 20, 2017

Iva completed her life journey joining God in his glory on May 20, 2017. She was born in Pritchett CO on May 7, 1918 to Ralph and Ora McCollum Reeves. The family moved to Vici OK when she was 3 years old. Iva married Dale Sheets in 1948 and they had two children, Jack and Bill. They lived and raised their family in Bethany Ok. Iva was a servant of God she was a caretaker of family and friends of...
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Winthrop Page Coats

May 13, 1943 - May 17, 2017

Winthrop "Topper" Coats went home to heaven May 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father Winthrop Reynolds Coats and daughter Karen Jones. He leaves behind his wife Kathryn Coats of Bethany, OK., daughter Sheri Coats and grandson Kyle Coats of Midwest City, OK., daughter Amanda Jordan of Anchorage AK., son Jason Coats wife Emily Coats and grandsons Franklin and Nolan of Moore, OK. Also...
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Betty J. Cabe

May 30, 1922 - May 9, 2017

Betty Jean Patterson Cabe was born May 30, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Lester H. and Thelma L. Mangram Patterson. Betty married Kenneth M. Cabe June 2, 1940 in Seminole, Oklahoma. They were married 54 years. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, sisters; Joy Patterson, Marilyn Cooper, nieces; Cheryl Hutchinson, Cindy Davis, granddaughter; Rhonda Stiegler and great...
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Karen Ann Poag

July 22, 1947 - April 28, 2017

Karen Poag 69 passed away, Friday, April 28, 2017. She leaves behind her adored children son, Kyle Poag of Bethany, Oklahoma, daughter Stephanie Boyd and her husband Gavin Boyd of Big Cabin, Oklahoma , her long-time partner, Fred Scrivner, her grandson, Kolton Poag as well as two brothers, Jim Riley and his wife Linda Riley and David Lee Riley and his wife Ann Riley. Karen is preceded in death by...
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Richard Alexander Woods

July 29, 1975 - April 26, 2017

Richard "Rich" Alexander Woods 41, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born July 29, 1975 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Richard attended Putnam City Schools and last attended Putnam City West. He was employed by Jump Transportation as a heavy haul truck driver. Richard earned his CDL from Central Tech Truck Drivers Training and a certificate in welding from...
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Edward Claude Orr

February 22, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Edward Claude Orr 75 passed away, April 24, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born to Edward C. and Emily Margaret Orr on February 22, 1942 in St. Josephs, Missouri. Edward lived in Plattsburg, Missouri before coming to Oklahoma and spent 20 years in the United States Air Force. He worked in Civil Service with the State of Oklahoma after retiring from the military. Edward was involved in...
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Joe Kindred

January 25, 1921 - April 21, 2017

Our Dad was a small town guy who loved his family and was always active in the community. He grew up in Blanchard and Snyder, Oklahoma. He worked hard all his life; starting at an early age picking and hoeing cotton with his sisters, Faye and Louise. He loved farming, along with training and riding horses. He told us growing up that he took a job in January one year; working for a neighbor. ...
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Leona Marline Urschel

November 2, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Leona Marline Urschel passed away April 20, 2017 in OKC at the age of 80. Leona was born in Butler, OK to Clarence Delmar and Ethel Pearl Miller Byfield. She was born and raised in Butler, OK and came to Oklahoma City in 1974. Leona was a homemaker as well as holding many different types of jobs with a variety of companies. She was an avid gardener, loved cooking and crafts and her house was...
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Kendall B. Galegor

October 9, 1969 - April 19, 2017

Kendall B. Galegor, 47 of Oklahoma City, OK, peacefully "Won" his battle over cancer on April 19, 2017. Kendall was born on October 9, 1969 to Stephen and Christine (Clausing) Galegor, Sr. in San Diego, CA. Kendall is survived by his loving wife, Tina, daughter Hannah McBath and spouse Samuel with granddaughters Sadie and Emilynn, sons Austin Galegor, and Noah Galegor, parents Dr. Stephen and...
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Cleota F. McClure

March 25, 1920 - April 17, 2017

Cleota McClure, March 25, 1920 - April 17, 2017 passed at age 97. She was the daughter of Callan and Euna Fay Foster in Temple, Oklahoma. She spent most of her life in Bethany, Oklahoma. She graduated as valedictorian from Putnam City High school class of 1938. She married her high school sweetheart Alfred McClure. She had four children; Lonnie, Fay (John) Shaffer, John D. (Raydra) McClure, and...
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Phyllis Ann Reeves

February 8, 1943 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Bennie C. ALLEN

October 6, 1928 - April 12, 2017

Following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease, Bennie Allen left his earthly home on April 12, 2017 in Oklahoma City. Bennie was born to Marshall and Essie Allen on October 6, 1928 in Vinita, Oklahoma. Upon graduation from Lake Valley Schools, Bennie farmed, and built roads and dams in western Oklahoma. He married the love of his life, Wilma Jean Jones on August 27, 1950. Bennie worked for...
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Steven Alan Eppler

August 27, 1960 - April 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Jennifer Danielle Pennington

February 5, 1984 - March 31, 2017

Jennifer Danielle Pennington 33 of Bethany, Oklahoma went home to our Lord on March 31, 2017. She was born on February 5, 1984 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma and is the daughter of William and Carolyn Pennington of Bethany, Oklahoma. She was working on her Literary Degree at Oklahoma City Community College. Jennifer worked in customer service for; Walmart, Williams/Sonoma and Farmers Insurance and was...
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Kynlee Rayne Howard

March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Margaret A. Foutch

November 8, 1938 - March 27, 2017

Margaret was born to Luther B. and Rhoda Hendricks in Oklahoma City on November 8, 1938. A graduate of Capitol Hill High School she married William (Bill) Foutch on January 9, 1961. Margaret raised 3 sons, and 3 daughters with Bill and they have 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Margaret retired in 1987 from Mercury Marine in Stillwater, OK where she was employed for 8 years as...
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James Grant Cullen

May 21, 1928 - March 25, 2017

Grant Cullen was born in Essex, Ontario Canada on May 21, 1928. He was the only boy of 5 children to C.W. Cullen & Marjorie Fox.Grant met and married Doris McMulkin in 1951 while Grant was in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The family moved to Oklahoma in 1966, so that Grant could start a new job at Western Electric, General Electric, and Grant spent the rest of his working life in and around...
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Christopher Alan Kongs

August 30, 1952 - March 25, 2017

Christopher Alan Kongs passed away March 25, 2017 in Oklahoma City at the age of 64. Chris was born August 30, 1952 in Wichita, KS to Clarence Henry (Al) and Arlene Ruth Ableson Kongs. Chris was a 1970 graduate of NW Classen High school. He was a credit manager for many years and most recently a sales manager. Chris is survived by his wife, Linda of the home, son, Lucas Kongs of Los Angeles, CA...
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Elsa Louise Steele

December 25, 1924 - March 22, 2017

Elsa Louise Steele, 92, of Oklahoma City, passed away March 22, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Funeral service will be held at Highland Hills Baptist Church on March 25, 2017 at 10:00 am with Reverend Greg Jones of Highland Hills Baptist Church officiating. She will be buried at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. Bill Merritt Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.Louise, as she was...
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Cary Marsh Coody

February 4, 1950 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Robert Harold Smith

February 18, 1941 - March 11, 2017

Robert H. Smith passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the age of 76 surrounded by his family. Robert was born February 18, 1941 in Weatherford, Oklahoma to James Harold and Edna Marie (Davis) Smith. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1966. Robert was a Systems Analyst for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Survived by son; David Allen Smith, daughter; Diane...
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Eugene Possenriede

June 5, 1922 - March 10, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - Eugene Bernard Possenriede, 94, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Carriage House Assisted Living in Denton, TX. He is survived by family and friends who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by family and friends who welcomed him home. Eugene was very proud of his military service in the United States Navy and also of his 35 years as an Avionics Inspector for the FAA. He...
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Debra Kay McNamara

October 21, 1957 - March 10, 2017

Debra Kay McNamara passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 59. Debra was born October 21, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ernest Franklin and Loretta Pauline (Beleele) Maxey. Debra loved caring for her animals and took them with her everywhere she went. She also loved gathering enormous amounts of pecans from her yard and giving them away. Debra loved being outside and especially...
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Thelma Jean Routon

October 25, 1928 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Allah May Avant

May 27, 1913 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Esta Ordella Smith

May 12, 1930 - March 5, 2017

Esta Smith passed away March 5, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born May 12, 1930 in Oklahoma City to Ralph and Lois Ada Holliman Sandy. Esta lived in OKC all of her life except for the 2 years she lived in Anchorage, AK. Esta was a longtime member of Resurrection Free Methodist Church and volunteered for many years at Skyline Ministries. She had been a bookkeeper but spent most of her life...
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Betty E. Thompson

December 6, 1927 - March 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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Elaine Webster

December 18, 1929 - March 3, 2017

Elaine Webster, most recently of OKC, passed from this life on Fri, Mar 3rd, 2017. She was born in Wewoka, OK and spent most of her life in the OKC area. She was a 1948 graduate of Central High School, and attended Lindenwood College. Elaine married her high school sweetheart, Bill Webster, on Oct 21, 1949 at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. They have been married 67 years! She and Bill were...
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Terrence Wayne Evans

February 9, 1958 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.
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