Our Obituaries

Lillian Lou Ann Boland

December 10, 1919 - January 25, 2018

Lillian Lou Ann Canon Boland of Oklahoma City, departed this life to join her heavenly father on January 25, 2018. She was born December 10, 1919, in Hinton, Oklahoma.Lillian graduated from El Reno High School at the age of 16, and won first place in the State for Interpretive Prose. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech from the Oklahoma College for Women (now the University of Science...
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Barbara Jean Bowersox

January 15, 1921 - January 24, 2018

In loving memory of Barbara Jean Bowersox, who went home to her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2018. She was born in Henryetta, OK on January 15, 1921 to Della and Earl Ingram. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, C.H. Bowersox, Jr. "Sox" and brother, Earl Ingram, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Sue Wiewall, of Houston, TX. Barbara and "Sox" had four children; Son, Stephen &...
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Margaret Lorraine Paschall

March 11, 1924 - January 23, 2018

Margaret Paschall peacefully passed from this material plane on January 23. She was under the loving care of the angels of Hospice Austin due to a recent and rapid decline in her health. Born in Durant, raised in Ardmore, she lived in Oklahoma City from 1970 until her 2016 move to Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Lena Spradlin, her brother Virgil E. Spradlin and...
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Nancy Snodgrass Plant

December 1, 1929 - January 22, 2018

Nancy Snodgrass Plant of Oklahoma City passed from this life peacefully after a lengthy illness.She was born in Little Rock Arkansas to William A. and Margaret Turner Snodgrass. After graduating from Little Rock High School in 1947, she married Charles Arthur Plant on March 30, 1948 in Benton, Arkansas. The couple made their home in Little Rock where they had two daughters, Terrie and Nancy Lynne...
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Mary Ella Ortwein

November 1, 1921 - January 22, 2018

Mary Ella (Walker) Ortwein went to be with her Lord early Monday morning January 22, 2018 Mrs. Ortwein was born November 1, 1921 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by Joe Christoper Ortwein, her husband of 60 years, her Father, Jason Walker, her mother Minnie Walker, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, Christoper Walker Ortwein and his wife Janis of rural...
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Cecile Rose Jefferson

January 6, 1927 - January 18, 2018

Cecile "Cece" Rose Jefferson passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018 at 91 years young. Cece enjoyed careers as a dance teacher and radio broadcaster after being the first of four women to graduate from Tulane University. Cece enjoyed practicing as a marriage and family therapist later in life, after returning to school at age 45 and earning her Master's degree in professional counseling. ...
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Donna Martin McMullen

August 25, 1955 - January 14, 2018

Donna Martin McMullen passed away Jan. 14th in Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by her father, Patrick, and brother, Michael. She is survived by her husband Frank, daughter Kristi, sons; Brad and Bill, mother, Virginia (Roger) Smith, brothers; David, Raymond, Richard, and Michael, sister Terry, and many nieces and nephews. Donna was born in Van Nuys, California on August 25, 1955. She...
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Stewart E. Meyers

August 4, 1934 - January 13, 2018

Stewart E. Meyers, Jr., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the age of 83. The third-generation Oklahoman was born to Stewart E. and Anna Bucklin Meyers on August 4, 1934, in Oklahoma City. His career spanned from active and reserve service in the U.S. Army to operating an insurance agency and investing 14 years as an elected member of the Nichols Hills City Council.Meyers attended Classen...
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Helen Lee Runes

February 21, 1929 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Jerry Marshall Pierce

November 6, 1934 - January 3, 2018

Jerry Marshall Pierce, 83, a longtime Edmond resident, passed away peacefully on Jan. 3 into the presence of his Lord and Savior, following a brief illness.He was born Nov. 6, 1934 in Fresno, California to Mack and Edythe Pierce. The family soon moved back to Red Oak in their native Latimer County, Oklahoma. There, he grew up riding horses, hunting with his grandfather and boyhood friends,...
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Mary Jane Harrison

March 31, 1918 - January 1, 2018

Mary Jane Harrison passed from this world on January 1, 2018. She was born March 31, 1918 in Missouri. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Vaughn "Bud" Spaeth. She is survived by one son, Michael Spaeth and wife Linda, two daughters, Paula Sorenson, and Linda Link and husband Billy. Mary is also survived by her grandchildren, Brent and Cindy Sorenson, Patrick and Cash Link and Shaun...
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Rose Merle Chavis

August 28, 1937 - December 29, 2017

Rose Merle Chavis, a former Oklahoma City Public School teacher, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Chavis was born August 28, 1937, in North Carolina to parents who were teachers, Reverend Henry Williams and Hazel Neal Williams. She was their only daughter. Like her parents & her only sibling, Dr. Henry Neal Williams, an internationally-recognized professor of...
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Allen Wayne Koehn

September 21, 1935 - December 25, 2017

Allen Wayne Koehn passed away December 25, 2017. He was born September 21, 1935 in Fairview, Oklahoma to Cornelious and Katherine Koehn. He went to grade school and high school in Fairview. He achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern State College in Alva, Oklahoma and served in the U.S. Army. Allen moved to Oklahoma City and was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration...
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The Right Reverend D. Bruce MacPherson

July 24, 1940 - December 21, 2017

The Rt. Rev D. Bruce MacPherson, retired 3rd bishop of Western Louisiana passed away on December 21, 2017 at 77 years of age. He was suddenly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and began receiving hospice care at his home in Edmond, OK. He was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, and moved to the United States in his teen years. Prior to entering the ministry, Bishop MacPherson was in corporate...
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Hai Van Tran

September 10, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Audrey Ilene Koeppe

February 19, 1918 - December 19, 2017

Audrey Ilene Koeppe was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on February 19, 1918, to Vaughn and Erna White. She and her twin sister, Evelyn, were only 2 pounds each and were not expected to live. Obviously, they had a strong will to live so they conquered the odds and lived a full life. Audrey died on December 19, 2017. Audrey was married on April 14, 1944 to Gene Koeppe. Their three children and...
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Martha Louise Clark

April 23, 1923 - December 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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John Vernon Weatherford

September 18, 1951 - December 13, 2017

John Vernon Weatherford passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 13, 2017. He was born on September 18, 1951 in Oklahoma City and graduated from U.S. Grant High School. John was owner of Automotive Maintenance Products, but his passion was his family; his wife Donna, sons Matt and Justin Westphalen, he was an amazing grandad to Jackson and Hudson and already loved his...
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Faridali G. Ramji

July 1, 1956 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Larry Joe Leverich

June 12, 1954 - December 13, 2017

Larry Joe "L.J." Leverich was a longtime resident of Oklahoma City and graduate of Northwest Classen in 1972. He went on to play baseball at Eastern Oklahoma State and Bethany Nazarene College. He was a longtime civilian contractor at Tinker Air Force Base. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and loved NASCAR. Larry is survived by Gayle Lewis; her children and grandchildren; father, Hank Leverich...
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Allan Donald Clark

October 5, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Allan D. Clark, 91, died on December 9, 2017. He was born on October 5, 1926, at home in Covington, OK. He was one of seven children, born to Lee B. and Margaret (Blair) Clark. He spent his boyhood in Covington and after graduation from high school in 1944, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After being honorably discharged in 1947, he enrolled at Oklahoma A&M (now OSU) graduating in 1952, with a BS...
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Jay Thomas Edwards

June 27, 1931 - December 8, 2017

Major General Jay Thomas Edwards, III (USAF, Retired), went to his Heavenly Home in the quiet peacefulness of the pre-dawn hours on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. He was surrounded by his wife, Pat, of 63 years, his daughters, Linda and Lisa, and his beloved dog, Caesar. His son, Whit, who predeceased him, sent special signs that he was there too and waiting to show him the Glory of the Kingdom. Jay had...
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Arlene Wilma Funk

November 16, 1926 - December 6, 2017

Arlene Wilma Funk passed from life on this earth on December 6, 2017. Arlene was born on November 16, 1926 on a farm just east of Union City, Oklahoma, to Albert and Ella Wieman. Arlene was a child of the Depression who learned first hand of the importance of hard work and a supportive family. After graduating from Union City High School, she moved to Oklahoma City where she worked for a short...
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Susan Margaret Herlihy

April 6, 1962 - December 4, 2017

Susan Margaret Herlihy, 55, passed away on December 4, 2017 in San Diego, California. Susan was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on April 6, 1962 to Mary Provaznik Herlihy and Robert Moran Herlihy, MD, who preceded her in death. Susan graduated from Enid High School in 1980. In her years at Enid High, Susan was a member of the Aquaettes synchronized swimming team and was selected by her peers to the May...
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Charlotte Ann Potter

April 28, 1934 - December 3, 2017

Charlotte Ann Potter passed away December 3, 2017. She was born in Oklahoma City on April 28, 1934, to Emmitt and Ora Shackelford and was a Librarian for the Metropolitan Library in Oklahoma City for 22 years. Charlotte liked to read, she loved animals, and animals loved her! Charlotte is survived by her husband Lawrence, daughter Cindy Potter, granddaughter Carole, grandsons William and Chase...
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Merry Carol Payne

December 24, 1931 - December 3, 2017

Merry Carol Schneider-Payne (maiden name Opp) born December 24, 1931 passed away December 3, 2017 surrounded by her 4 favorite children who happened to be her only children. She is survived by Glady Rowan and spouse John, Kelly Dommel and spouse Volker, Laura Gaines, Gary Schneider, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was a proud graduate of Classen High and raised 4 children with...
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William Kellogg Veazey

December 17, 1928 - December 2, 2017

William "Bill" Paul Kellogg Veazey died suddenly Saturday morning, December 2, 2017. Veazey was CEO of Veazey Drug Company from 1954 to 1963 when the company sold. Veazey then bought an Abbey Rents franchise to open in Oklahoma City in 1964. A few years later he dropped the franchise; the store was renamed Bill Veazey's Best Rents. The business was split in 1988; the medical side became Bill...
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Maurice L. Aldridge

August 13, 1954 - December 1, 2017

Maurice L. "Rusty" Aldridge was born August 13, 1954 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He passed from this life on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the age of 63. His father and mother were Robert S. and LaVerne "Bun" Aldridge.He is survived by his son, Ian Wright Aldridge, Ian's wife, Arya Claire, and two beautiful grandchildren, Ava and Apollo, his father, two sisters, Parris Nicholson of Marietta, GA, Mickie...
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Robert Morris Hoffman,

December 7, 1933 - December 1, 2017

Robert M. Hoffman, Sr., loving husband & dad, lost his long battle with Alzheimer's on Friday, December 1st, 2017, at home and travelled to the other side of "Glory" to spend eternity with his Lord. Bob was born December 7th, 1933 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the son of Eugene P. & Sue Hoffman. Bob was preceded in death by his three siblings, Regina Novak, Eugene P. Hoffman, Jr. & Dorothy Lynch; his...
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Joycelyn Lunday

September 4, 1944 - November 29, 2017

Born to loving parents, Lavern "Bunny" and Sylvia "Babe" Moulton of Enid, Oklahoma on September 4th, 1944.Growing up in Enid, Oklahoma, Joycelyn was always one to bring a smile to those around her, with her red hair and mischievous personality. She attended high school and graduated from Oklahoma Bible Academy in Meno, Oklahoma, where she enjoyed great times with friends. Joycelyn enjoyed a...
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Eletha N. McCollum

October 25, 1927 - November 27, 2017

Eletha Nadine Dawson was born in Blackwell, Okla. on Oct. 25, 1927 to William J. Dawson and Dora P. (Oliver) Dawson . Eletha was born the year Lindbergh crossed the ocean. While she was growing up in a small Kansas town, most of the transportation was still horse drawn wagons with only a few cars. Eletha lived a long rich life filled with wonderful experiences, successes and contribution. Eletha...
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Richard Jolly Hudlow

August 20, 1925 - November 26, 2017

USAF (Ret) COL RICHARD J HUDLOW, B-52 PILOT, OKLAHOMA NATIVE, LOCAL AIRCAFTRESTORER AND AUTHOR DIESWhether it was USAF B-52 pilot in command during Strategic Air Command's Cold War defenseof the USA, Director of International Sales at Rockwell Aircraft Co, Commander Division inOklahoma City, the leader of a Oklahoma Douglas A26 aircraft restoration in association withthe Commemorative Air Force ...
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Shirley May Surdick

December 23, 1933 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Claudia Gurfinkel

April 3, 1940 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Pat Sullivant

July 1, 1953 - November 12, 2017

David Patrick "Pat" Sullivant, aged 64, of Oklahoma City, died peacefully in his home on Nov 12, 2017. Born July 1st, 1953, Pat was the middle son of Howard R. and Barbara Lou Sullivant. Pat attended John Marshall High School where he was an avid wrestler and member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America). Pat attended the University of Oklahoma. In his leisure time he loved playing golf,...
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Yvonne Cox

September 23, 1926 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Kenneth D. Humphrey

October 30, 1925 - November 8, 2017

Kenneth D. Humphrey passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Kenneth was an honorable, considerate, hard-working, Christian man, who will be greatly missed. He was a perfect gentleman, a thoughtful, supportive, committed husband and father, who always put his family first. Ken was outgoing; he never met a stranger, and had a great sense of humor. He and Lou lived life...
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Lutie May Davidson

November 18, 1925 - November 6, 2017

On November 6, 2017, Lutie May "Lou" Davidson died peacefully and with the same grace as she lived her life. She was born November 18, 1925, in Olathe, Kansas. Lou married the love of her life, Charles David "Jack" Davidson, July 9, 1947. They shared over 70 years of life together, living in many interesting, faraway places such as Argentina, Columbia, Singapore, and Norway while Jack worked...
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Beverly Ann Short

September 2, 1937 - October 31, 2017

Beverly Ann (Thomas) Short was born September 2, 1937 in Oklahoma City but, home for her was on the farm in Hammon, Oklahoma where she spent her summers with her Grandma and Papa Turner. She is preceded in death by her parents, John "Gray" Thomas and Hetiwa Ina (Turner) Thomas, husband, Nicholas Max Short and sister, Carolyn Sue Campbell. She will be greatly missed by her children; Tim Roberts...
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J. Rodman Seely

July 28, 1927 - October 27, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of J. Rodman Seely, MD, PhD announces his death on October 27, 2017. He was happily married to Susan Holmes Seely for 31 years and died at home.Dr. Seely will be remembered for his love for and devotion to his wife and family, for the many lives he touched as a caring pediatrician, and for his witty sense of humor that brightened our lives right up to the end...
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Myra Vermelle Delhotal

October 1, 1931 - October 27, 2017

Myra Robberson Delhotal, age 86, died on Friday, October 27, 2017 in her home at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City. She was born in Oklahoma City to Vermelle and P.B. Robberson and was the eldest of two children. She attended Harding School and later graduated from Classen High School in 1949. For one year she attended Ward Belmont in Nashville, TN before transferring to the University of Oklahoma....
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Leon Unger

October 7, 1933 - October 24, 2017

Leon Unger was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 7, 1933. His parents, Abraham and Rose Unger, emigrated from Russia, and instilled in their son a strong work ethic, love of learning and lifelong passion for education.Leon earned his Bachelor and Master degrees at Brooklyn College in New York, followed by a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. While in Illinois, Leon met his...
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Georgena Langham

May 4, 1923 - October 20, 2017

Georgena Langham was born on May 4, 1923 to George Cain and Alvena Kratky Cain. She grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Classen High School. During World War II she lived in Long Beach California and worked as a civilian teletype operator. She was one of the first civilians to learn of the end of the war as it came across the wire. She moved back to Oklahoma City in 1945. She was married...
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Shakeel Mazhari Syed

July 28, 1965 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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James Carl Elder

March 11, 1947 - October 13, 2017

James Elder was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 11, 1947, to Alta Mae Bradley Elder and Carl Wesley Elder. James graduated from Norman High School in 1965, University of Oklahoma in 1969, and received his Juris Doctorate from OU School of Law in 1972. He practiced law in Oklahoma City until he retired in 2013.James was active in Scouting since his youth, earning his Eagle Scout at Scott Air...
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James D. Funnell,

August 24, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Dr. Funnell was born in Corydon, Iowa to Joseph W. Funnell and Alice Kelso Funnell. He spent his early years like many farm boys, riding a horse every day and doing chores around the farm. During World War II his family moved to San Diego, California. After finishing high school in San Diego, he worked his way through college, graduating with a degree in Zoology from San Diego State...
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John Clark Tomlin

November 10, 1934 - October 8, 2017

John Tomlin passed away peacefully from this world at home with his loving family by his side. John, or J.T. as he was known by his many dear friends, was an avid golfer and held the record of 7 holes-in-one at the Surrey Hills Golf & Country Club. John was a very kind, caring and generous man. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the family jewelry business until his retirement. ...
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Beverly Sue Conzelman

September 17, 1935 - October 2, 2017

Beverly Sue Conzelman was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 17, 1935. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Cora Russell and by her husband of 37 years, William Conzelman. She is survived by her son, Mark Conzelman and wife Lori Conzelman of Toronto and by her daughter, Lynn Lax of Oklahoma City. Sue had four grandchildren, Logan Lax and wife Tiffany Lax of OKC, Ethan Lax and...
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Karen Lee Allen

February 20, 1947 - October 1, 2017

Karen Lee Allen passed away peacefully at her home on October 1, 2017, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born February 20, 1946 in Nebraska. Karen graduated from John Marshall High School in 1965 and Baylor College of Dentistry in 1969. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for over 40 years. Karen was a proud mother to two daughters, Michelle and Kourtney. While Michelle was still in...
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Janice Armstrong ANDERSON

October 10, 1958 - September 28, 2017

Janice Marie Anderson, 58, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Southeast Memorial-Herman Hospital in Houston, TX. Janice was born October 10, 1958 in Tulsa, OK, daughter of Clara Mae & Lee Vester Armstrong. She graduated from McLain High School with the Class of 1975 although she was in the class of 1976. She received her Associates Degree from TJC and later her...
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Erma Jean Payne

May 13, 1924 - September 27, 2017

Erma Jean Payne, entered heaven peacefully on September 27, 2017.Erma Jean was born on May 13, 1924, in Wilson, Oklahoma to Lexie (Batt) and George Howard Thompson. Her youth and formal education were spent in Oklahoma (the state she loved). In 1947, Erma Jean met the love of her life, William V. "Bill" Payne in Ardmore, Oklahoma. They married in 1948 and spent 57 years of devotion to one...
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Elizabeth Douglass White

May 19, 1928 - September 27, 2017

Elizabeth Douglass White (Betsy) died peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. A native Oklahoman, Betsy was born on May 19,1928 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She was predeceased by her parents, Orl Hubert (OH) and Octavia Parchman Douglass and her younger siblings Marion Octavia Swaim (Mary O) and Orl Hubert Doulass III (Sandy).After graduating from Okmulgee High School, Betsy attended the...
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Mary Nell Phillips

November 30, 1931 - September 22, 2017

Mary Nell Phillips, of Oklahoma City, passed away on September 22, 2017. Mary Nell was born November 30, 1931 in Tyler, Texas to R.W. and Hattie Foshee. She grew up there attending school most of her life in Chapel Hill, Texas. She graduated high school from John Tyler High School in 1950 where she excelled in volleyball. Also, while attending school at Chapel Hill, she met her husband to be,...
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Robert Lee Arrington

December 6, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Born in 1937 in Newport, TN to Jim and Imogene Arrington, Bob was one of 4 brothers, Wayne, Jimmy and Gene Arrington. Bob graduated from Oak Ridge High, Oak Ridge, TN in 1955. After high school he followed work which lead him to Nashville, TN and then to Oklahoma City. Where in 1957 he met and married Joyce Martin and they had 2 beautiful daughters, Gina and Jill. During his career at the...
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Leona Clara Marchbanks

October 22, 1930 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Frances Ann Perdikis

June 16, 1938 - September 16, 2017

Frances Ann Perdikis was born June 16, 1938 to Earnest Colston and Mildred Winn in Robeline, La. On September 16, 2017, God called one of the most loving individuals from this earth to her heavenly home. Fran never had a negative thing to say about anyone or anything. During her years of sickness you never heard her complain, instead she always asked how everyone else was doing and to tell...
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Larry Dean Whittle

December 9, 1946 - September 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Larry Dean Whittle, Pop, shares the news of his passing on Saturday, September 16, 2017 surrounded by his family, at the age of 70. Larry was born in Mt. Pleasant TX, to Charlie and Bernice Whittle on December 9, 1946. He was one of six children, being survived by the other five siblings, Marquette Betts, Janice Young, Kenneth Whittle, Randy Whittle...
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Minh Van Luong

May 20, 1922 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Irene Samaras Panos Conkling

December 12, 1930 - September 14, 2017

Irene Samaras Panos Conkling fell asleep in the Lord on September 14, 2017. Irene was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on December 23, 1930. She was the second child of Greek immigrant parents Evangelos Samaras, of Cesme (Smyrna), the Ottoman Empire and Kalliope (Kate) Karmiris, of Chios, Greece, who had immigrated to America to escape hardship at home, and experience the American dream. The...
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JoAnn Curry Schmidt

September 16, 1922 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Wanda Jean Phipps

December 11, 1932 - September 11, 2017

Wanda Phipps passed away September 11, 2017. She is now in heaven with the love of her life, Cecil. She is survived by daughter Tricia Phipps and her friend Howard Kerr, son Terry Phipps and his wife Mary, daughter Rita Beisert and her husband Dennis, grandchildren Katherine Hubbard and her husband Josh, Laura Bowman and her husband Paul, Kyle Beisert, Megan Bosworth and her husband Collin, great...
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Ted B. Wolfe

January 17, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Ted B. Wolfe "Granddaddy", age 88, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather andfriend, passed away peacefully September 11, 2017. Ted was born January 17, 1929, in OklahomaCity to the late Oma Inez Fariss Wolfe and Elvin D. "Wattie" Wolfe. A lifelong resident of Oklahoma City, he attended Putnam Heights Elementary School, Harding Junior High and Classen High...
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May 2, 1941 - August 29, 2017

The world lost a truly special person August 29, 2017 when Lynne Franklin passed away peacefully in her sleep at her beloved cabin in Westcliffe, Colorado. Born in Torrance, California on May 2, 1941 to Victor and Faye Hrbacek, the family moved back to Oklahoma in 1947. Graduating from Northwest Classen High School in 1959, Lynne went on to graduate from OU in 1962 with a Special Education degree...
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D.L. La Roy Seffel

January 24, 1928 - August 25, 2017

D. L. "Dan" SeffelOur husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, mentor and friend went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2017. A life well lived, he was born on January 24, 1928 and raised by his mother and father Edith and Fred Seffel, in Oklahoma City with his two brothers, Joseph and Ralph, who preceded him in death.they certainly were a trio. He graduated from Central High School. ...
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Mamie Edra Randall

April 19, 1921 - August 22, 2017

Mamie Edra (McEntire) Randall was born on April 19, 1921 in Canute, Oklahoma to Paul Preston McEntire and Mary Lottie (Prickett) McEntire. She graduated from Canute High School in 1939. Mamie married the love of her life, Samuel Benjamin Randall, on May 11, 1947. They had one daughter, Melanie Delece Randall, on October 8, 1952. Mamie worked at the phone company in downtown OKC for many years...
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Jean Burnham Dale

May 4, 1927 - August 19, 2017

Jean was born in Dustin, Oklahoma to Robert and Jennie Burnham. Moving to Oklahoma City at the age of three, she would eventually attend Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.On December 1st, 1949, Jean married Everett E. Dale, Jr., her loving husband of 56 years. Not long after the wedding, Everett was called into service and the...
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Robert Terry McLain

July 19, 1929 - August 18, 2017

R.T. McLain passed away on August 18th, 2017 at the age of 88. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, 1212 Bedford Drive, Nichols Hills, OK. He was born in Spearman, Texas on July 19th, 1929, the second child of Maynard and Vivian McLain, moving to Oklahoma City while a young child. He married his beautiful wife, Janet...
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Carl Ernest Schroeder

January 26, 1925 - August 14, 2017

Carl E. Schroeder, Jr. passed away August 14, 2017 at the age of 92. Born January 26, 1925 in Montgomery, Alabama, he grew up in Safford, Arizona and attended schools there. He is a veteran of World War II as he served aboard a Coast Guard LST in the South Pacific. He spent more than 30 years in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Ponca City, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas as a Mechanical Engineer and...
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Patricia T. Jones

January 3, 1921 - August 12, 2017

Patricia Thompson Jones (Patty), a truly gracious lady, passed away on August 12, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Patty was born January 3, 1921 in Oklahoma City to Jane Hardenstein and Risk Thompson, Sr. Her grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Frank W. Hardenstein and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Thompson came to Oklahoma City before statehood. Patty was in the first graduating class, 1932, of Nichols Hills...
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Harold Leon Hodges

July 19, 1932 - August 12, 2017

Harold L. (Jack) Hodges Jack Hodges lived large and loved large. He had a huge heart, loved the art of the game and loved a challenge.He was generous with his family and happy to share his good fortune whether donating to philanthropic causes such as Myriad Botanical Gardens or OCU, political campaigns (purchasing the carpet for the Oval Office when Ronald Reagan was elected President), buying...
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Heather Kay Sims

March 13, 1977 - August 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7, 2017 God opened His arms and welcomed Heather Kay Sims into heaven. Heather was born March 13, 1977 to Mark Sims and Gina Claybaugh Sims. She was a graduate of Heritage Hall and Oklahoma City University where she earned a degree in Criminal Justice. Heather loved music. It became a family joke as she often frustrated her music teacher at recital time because she couldn't...
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Jack Sheldon

August 31, 1930 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Corliss Jeanne Johnson

August 15, 1921 - August 3, 2017

Corliss Jeanne Ingram Johnson, 95, a long time resident of Oklahoma City died on August 3, 2017. She was the Artistic Director of Ingram Ballet Theater School. "Mrs. Ingram" as her students knew her, and her husband John Ingram were directors of Ingram Ballet Theater School for decades, developing a dance culture in Oklahoma City and enhancing the lives of hundreds of students. She is revered in...
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Clayton Lee

October 10, 1921 - August 2, 2017

Clayton Lee was one of the great men of the greatest generation. He was born to John and Calis Lee in Hardin, Kentucky and worked as a young boy on his family's farm in the early years of the depression. Taking the advice of a close relative, he left home at the age of 14 and moved to Oklahoma to get a better education. He lived with his aunt and uncle in the south part of Oklahoma City,...
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Mildred Ellison

July 27, 1919 - August 1, 2017

Mildred Ellison, 98, of Hefner Mansions Senior Living died August 1. She was born July 27, 1919 to Emil F. and Angie S. Stolte in Girard, Kansas. She married Harold L. Ellison on May 5, 1940 and they were married for 65 years. The couple moved to Oklahoma City in 1944 after living in Joplin, MO and Hobbs, NM. After arriving in Oklahoma City, the couple started Ellison Paraffin Service, an oil...
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Verena Griffin Ellis

August 10, 1924 - August 1, 2017

Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me." - Fred Rogers, television personality Rena Griffin Ellis of Oklahoma City passed away on August 1, 2017; she was 92. Born in Alabama, she moved to Oklahoma with her husband Richard in the late 1940s. While raising her three children she began volunteering in the Diagnostic/Therapeutic Nursery, a laboratory school for the Child...
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Robert Dee Allen

October 13, 1928 - August 1, 2017

Robert D. ("Bob") Allen was born on October 13, 1928, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Harve and Olive Jean Allen. He grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Classen High School in 1946. During high school, he worked at a local grocery store, becoming a union meat cutter. When he was 17, he enlisted in the Army and saw active duty in World War II, serving in Yokohama, Japan in 1947 to 1948 as a...
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Marion Patricia Bowlan

April 20, 1927 - July 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Cecil Merritt Pirrong

September 16, 1928 - July 28, 2017

Cecil Pirrong was born on September 16, 1928 to Clarence Jr. and Olivia Pirrong in Harrah, Ok. He went to his eternal home on July 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roger Sr. Cecil graduated from Classen High School in 1947 and Oklahoma City University in 1950 with a degree in Mathematics. Cecil taught math at Newcastle Junior High and Webster Junior High (OKC)....
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Jody Noll

April 22, 1931 - July 26, 2017

Jody Noll was born April 22, 1931 to William C. Noll and Mildred M. (Shaffer) Noll and was the older sister to Don C. Noll. She passed from this life on July 26, 2017. She married Richard T. Schraeder in 1953 and had two children, Scott T. Schraeder and Terry L. Schraeder, and two grandchildren.Jody excelled throughout her life from school to sports to theatre and a professional broadcast career...
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Leamon Freeman

February 16, 1929 - July 17, 2017

Born February 16, 1929 to Abraham Lincoln Freeman and Myrtle Campbell Freeman in Ft. Cobb, OK. Like most people born in the depression era, he was born into poverty. He and his younger brother, James, knew early on that education was the key to success and were determined to achieve a better life. Both earned advanced degrees and became very successful. Leamon lettered in high school in...
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James Dennis Herlihy

August 29, 1957 - July 14, 2017

James "Jim" Dennis Herlihy, 59, passed away on July 14, 2017, in Tulsa, surrounded by loving family members. Jim was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on August 29, 1957 to Mary Provaznik Herlihy and Robert Moran Herlihy, MD, who preceded him in death. Jim graduated from Enid High School in 1975. He was a tremendous athlete, playing football and excelling in track. During his senior year, he set...
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Anastasia Marie Chehak

July 22, 1953 - July 13, 2017

Anastasia Marie Chehak, R.D, L.D,C.D.E., was a nationally-known diabetes expert, speaker, author, radio/podcast host, a respected visionary, researcher and medical community leader for more than 30-years. She dedicated herself to inspiring all people to embrace healthier lifestyles. She passed away July 13. Anastasia was an innovator in diabetes education, among the first to craft patient...
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Henry Franklin Coffeen, Jr.

March 20, 1932 - July 13, 2017

Henry Franklin Coffeen, Jr. was born March 20, 1932, in Tulsa, OK to Henry Franklin Coffeen and Rexie Crawford Coffeen. His family moved to Oklahoma City when his father opened the Coffeen Oldsmobile car dealership in downtown Oklahoma City.Henry attended Edgemere and Nichols Hills Elementary, Harding Jr. High where he was class president and graduated from Classen High School in 1950 where he...
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Abdul-Halim HAFIZ

February 19, 1972 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Joan Thomson

December 5, 1925 - July 4, 2017

Joan Nayfa Thomson fell asleep in the Lord on July 4, 2017. Joan was born December 5, 1925 in Depew, Oklahoma to Fred and Adeena Nayfa. She moved to Oklahoma City at the age of 13 and attended Central H.S. where she was a valedictorian. Joan married at the age of 16 and had her 2 wonderful children, Jana and Michael Laham. As a rare single mother in the early 60's she dedicated herself to...
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Peggy Jo Akins

April 14, 1936 - July 2, 2017

Peggy went to be with her Lord Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was born April 14, 2017 in Calista, Kansas to Mel and Rachel Foulk. She graduated from Kingman High School and studied further to become a RN. On October 26, 1957 she married Bert Akins and worked to put him through the Engineering College at OU. They shared almost 60 years of marriage together. Peggy and Bert loved to travel and together...
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Marshall Webster Weir

October 6, 1942 - July 1, 2017

There is a special kind of toughness one must embody to truly be considered a pioneer. The word "pioneer," itself conjures images of grit and strength; determination and dedication; boots and a cowboy hat. Men like John Wayne come to mind. In the state of Oklahoma though, one might argue that no man embodied the essence of the word pioneer and toughness quite like Marshall Webster Weir IV. ...
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Susan Jane Pitts

October 29, 1932 - June 28, 2017

Susan "Sue" Jane (Hartman) Pitts was born to Frances Donnelly and Edgar Allan Hartman 10/29/32 in Tulsa Ok. Sue, with older brothers Bob and Don Hartman, spent time in Spavinaw, OK with grandparents. After a move to OKC, Sue attended Gateway Elem, Taft JH, and graduated Classen High School in 1950. Sue ran around with a group of friends from JH - Sr adulthood, sharing a chain letter...
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Max Mitchell Schiff

March 24, 1923 - June 27, 2017

Max M. Schiff was born in Oklahoma City in 1923 to Bessie Steinman Schiff and Ben Schiff. Max's parents said that Max was born on March 25 but his birth certificate read March 24. Therefore, to be absolutely certain that he was celebrating his correct birthdate, Max celebrated two birthdays each year. The Schiff family belonged to Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City. Max remained a member of...
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Janice Singer Jankowsky

August 5, 1935 - June 24, 2017

Janice Singer Jankowsky, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend died on June 24 in Oklahoma City. She was 81 years old. Janice Sylvia Yarchin was born on August 5, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts to Abraham and Goldie Yarchin. She graduated from Brookline High School, Mt. Ida Junior College and the Hickox Secretarial School. Janice worked briefly in retail and for her father's...
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John Thomas Walker

August 3, 1961 - June 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Glen Le Vern Denny

November 22, 1919 - June 19, 2017

Glen Le Vern Denny passed away June 19, 2017 at the age of 97. He was born November 22, 1919 to Stanford and Mary Magdalene Denny at their home, Skillet Fork, outside of Orchardville, Illinois. Vern is survived by his wife of 70 ½ years, Mary Lou; their two children Blair Denny and his wife Deanna, and Joanna S. Denny; three grandchildren, Grant, Phillip and Greg; as well as his brother...
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Kendall Scott Simpkins

June 25, 1962 - June 17, 2017

Kendall Scott Simpkins was born on June 25, 1962 to Miss Ella Grace West. He died at home on June 17, 2017 with the knowledge of knowing that he was loved and adored by his family and friends.He attended Eisenhower Middle school and John Marshall High school, before graduating from Putnam City High school in 1980. For 3 1/2 years he studied at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee Oklahoma...
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Gwynelda Rue Pruitt

August 3, 1933 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Oleta Bell Bogle

January 29, 1929 - June 6, 2017

Oleta Bell Bogle was born in Clinton, Oklahoma to Clara Gertrude Kitchell and Henry "Harry" Clay Reynolds where she attended and graduated from Clinton High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bernice Moore; brothers, Lawrence, Eugene "Gene," Thomas "TW" and Harold Reynolds; husbands, Udell S. Jones and Alton R. Bogle. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Harden and...
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Gene Hedgcock Binning

October 28, 1927 - June 2, 2017

Gene H. Binning was born October 28, 1927 in Casper, Wyoming, the middle child of three of Lloyd Cecil Binning and Vera Eleanor Rhodes. His father soon moved the family to Bairoil (six miles southeast of Whiskipeak) Wyoming where his father was an oil field supervisor for Sinclair. At the age of five, they moved back to Casper. After graduating from Casper's Natrona High School, he enrolled in...
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Kristopher Richard Crook

December 3, 1971 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Betty Rose Mann

March 31, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Betty Rose Goodall was born near Omaha on March 31, 1927 to Roy and Lillian Goodall. Betty lost her mother at age 12 and moved to Oklahoma with her father, first to El Reno and then Oklahoma City. Betty shared many stories of her childhood, performing gymnastics at Soldier Field in Chicago, Hawaiian steel guitar lessons as a student and then teacher. Her two half-sisters and mother died of...
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Ioudif Samuilovna Fridman

December 15, 1917 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.
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