Our Obituaries

Bonnie Sue Davenport

January 12, 1942 - January 27, 2018

Bonnie Sue (Green) Davenport, 76, of Earlsboro, passed away on January 27, 2018. Services will be held at 1:30 PM on January 31, 2018 at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 4-6PM on Tuesday, January 30th at Resthaven Funeral Home. Bonnie was born on January 12, 1942, in Shawnee, Oklahoma...
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Lloyd Edward Williams

August 12, 1934 - January 27, 2018


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Donald David Lang

September 28, 1932 - January 17, 2018

From dairy-farmer's son to Navy Sailor to steely- eyed missile man to business entrepreneur - he always looked for adventure - and continues to do so.Preceded in death by his wife Lillian Lang. Survived by his son, Donald Lange; 3 granddaughters; and sister, Eleanor Kuzelo..
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Audie Bernice Walters

October 28, 1928 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Melba I. Bowlan

July 8, 1927 - January 6, 2018

Melba I. (Fry) Bowlan, 90, of Shawnee, OK, died on January 6, 2018 in Shawnee.She was born east of Asher, OK to Everett and Ina (Greenlee) Fry on July 8, 1927. She graduated from Shawnee High School in 1945. She married Milford E. Bowlan on January 16, 1948 at her mother's house in Shawnee.In Melba's early years she lived in Oklahoma and Texas before moving to Shawnee in 1958. She and her husband...
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William McDaniel Sanders

July 24, 1989 - January 5, 2018

William Sanders III, (Will), 28, went to be with his heavenly father on Friday, January 5th, 2018. His intermittent struggle and pain is finally over and he will most assuredly rest in peace in the loving arms of those that have gone on before him.He was born to Rene and William Sanders Jr in San Antonio, Texas on July 24, 1989. He loved sports, especially football, and played soccer, basketball...
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Bruce Keith Daugherty

February 19, 1956 - January 4, 2018

Bruce Keith Daugherty was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, February 19, 1956. He passed from this life to be with his Savior January 4, 2018 in the home he lived in for over 60 of the 61 years of his life. He struggled with several disabilities, especially in the last five years of his life with Heartland Hospice providing loving care to him and his family. A number of caregivers were such a...
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Merrilee Ann Wynn

September 15, 1944 - January 3, 2018

Merrilee Ann Wynn, 73, of Shawnee departed this life on January 4, 2017. She was born September 15, 1944 in Denver, CO to Rex and Mary Farris. Merrilee went to Woodrow Wilson elementary and graduated from Shawnee High School. She moved to live with her Granny (with whom she was very close) in Washington for a short time. Merrilee joined the Army, and while stationed in Alabama, met the love of...
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Charles Jack Johnson

May 16, 1942 - December 30, 2017

Charles Jack Eugene Johnson, 75, of Shawnee departed this life on December 30, 2017. He was born on May 16, 1942 in Talihina to Stanley Johnson and Margaret Wolfe.Charles spent most of his life managing his own carpentry business mainly focusing on frame work. He was also a dedicated Dallas Cowboy fan. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Christine Johnson; daughter, Angela Johnson...
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Claudia Becker

October 16, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Carla Combs Cantrell

July 1, 1946 - December 28, 2017

Carla Cantrell was born July 1, 1946 in Elk City, Ok to Bobby and Joyce Mogg and went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family.Carla married Robert Cantrell on November, 29, 1963. Carla spent most of her later years in life in Norman, Ok. She retired from FAA in 2007. Robert and Carla then moved to Shawnee in 2008 to be closer to family. She was very...
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Peggy Joan Elms

September 12, 1932 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Carl Wendell Gann

August 7, 1943 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Peggy Jane Befort

January 1, 1953 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Diane Michelle Homer

September 24, 1957 - December 22, 2017

Diane Michelle Homer, 60, of Shawnee passed away on December 22, 2017.She was born September 24, 1957, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Jimmy Ray Tipton and Carole Ann (Blackburn) Howeth. She graduated from US Grant High School in 1975. Diane enjoyed camping, fishing, and going to the casino. She dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her...
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Charles Melvin Woods

July 28, 1919 - December 20, 2017

Shawnee lost a lifelong resident and true gentleman when Charles Melvin Woods passed away on December 20, 2017, at the age of 98.Charles, known to friends and family as Charlie or Melvin, and as Papaw in his later years, was born July 28, 1919, at home in rural Pottawatomie County. He was the fifth of six children born to Earl Merrill Woods and Lottie Ann (Musick) Woods.Charles spent the...
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Naomi Naomi Winsett

February 23, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Naomi Barnett Winsett, 92 years young, went to her heavenly rest Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by her children.Naomi Barnett Winsett, 92 years young, went to her heavenly rest Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by her children.April 4, 1947, she married the love of her life and soulmate C.W. Winsett, who passed Oct. 12, 1992.Naomi was always involved in her church activities including serving as president of...
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Bernice Reynolds

December 2, 1925 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Darwin Mishler

March 25, 1949 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Albert Raymond Waller

March 13, 1946 - December 15, 2017

Albert R. Waller (Al) was born to Albert "Walt" Waller and Fay M. (Henshaw) Waller in Shawnee, Ok, on March 13, 1946.Albert graduated from Shawnee High School with the Class of 1964. Afterward, he beat the draft by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. During his four years in the Marines he served 2 tours in Viet Nam. As he frequently stated, he served in Viet Nam for "1 year, 1 month,...
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Betty Loraine Gibson

January 29, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Betty Loraine Gibson, 84, of Shawnee departed this life on December 14, 2017. She was born on January 29, 1933 in Okmulgee County, OK, to William and Maudie Vane.Betty was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 years and enjoyed volunteering at their clothes closet. She loved spending time with her family and reading. Betty married the love of her life, Dale Gibson on...
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Sue Walden

March 16, 1950 - December 14, 2017

After a valiant 18 year fight with cancer, Cora Sue Walden, age 67 passed away peacefully with her children by her side, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Anthony's Hospital.She was born on March 16, 1950 in Chandler, Oklahoma. Sue is preceded in death by her father, Leo Stone; mother, Ruth Stone; and brother, Billy Stone. She had a long fight with cancer for the last 18 years. She is survived...
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Dorothy Lee Hartley

July 24, 1918 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Rose Barbara Bliss

March 22, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Rose Barbara Bliss

March 22, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Rose Barbara Bliss

March 22, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Rose Barbara Bliss passed in peace on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 86. She was born March 22, 1931 in Augsburg, Germany to Josef Seeholtzer and Barbara (Müller) Seeholtzer.Rose received her first Holy Communion at the age of 8 at St. Paul & Peter Catholic Church in Augsburg, Germany. She grew up in Germany during WWII and her family endured many trials and hardships during the war,...
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Doris Fern Whitley

December 17, 1937 - December 1, 2017

Doris Fern Whitley, 79, of Shawnee departed this life on December 1, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on December 17, 1937 in Illinois to Leon Schwendker and Fern Auman.Doris graduated from Putnam City High School in 1956 and then married the love of her life, Franklin Whitley in Oklahoma City, OK, on June 1, 1956 and spent the last 61 years together. She was a long time member of...
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Anthony Dewayne Enochs

November 6, 1970 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Neva Jean Vanderslice

November 2, 1924 - November 18, 2017

Neva Jean Cochran Vanderslice, 93, of Shawnee departed this life on November 18, 2017 at her home.She was born on November 2, 1924 in Bristow OK to Elmer Barney and Dora Mae Cochran.Jean, the only daughter of four siblings, knew what it was like to work hard, play hard and love her family hard. She worked at a garment factory in Bristow OK and later was employed by the McDonald Douglas Aircraft...
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Elizabeth Ann Butcher

January 30, 1927 - November 13, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Butcher, 90, of Oklahoma City went home to be with her Savior on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born on January 30, 1927, in Kansas City, Kansas to Clarence and Alta Luellen.Betty met the love of her life, Orby Butcher at Oklahoma Baptist University and spent 69 years together. She spent 22 years working in the mission field in Thailand. Betty dedicated her life to helping...
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Virginia May Austin

August 28, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Virginia Romberg Austin went home to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on November 9, 2017. She was born in August of 1935 to Everett and Minute May Seaborn in Shawnee. She was the fifth of seven very loved children. Virginia worked in banking early on, then worked her way through nursing school. She worked in many areas of the nursing field, but spent the majority of her career as a...
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Patty Ann Sims

October 10, 1948 - November 8, 2017

Patricia Anne Sims, 69, of Shawnee went home to be with her savior on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1948, in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Don and Margie Medley. Patty graduated from Shawnee High School in 1966 and spent most of her life working in the banking industry. She spent the last 32 years with her husband Gerald Sims. Patty faithfully attended Life Church. She loved...
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Constance Colleen Read

January 1, 1920 - November 5, 2017

Constance 'Colleen' Read, 97, of Wichita, KS, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 1, 1920, in Vivian, LA, to Kate and Ulysses Smith. Colleen lived in Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona before settling down in Kansas in 2000. She worked most of her life as a telephone operator and was a member of the Pioneers. Colleen married the love of her...
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Johnny Bret Smith

June 27, 1960 - November 5, 2017

Johnny Bret Smith, 57, of Tecumseh, OK, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 27, 1960, in Wewoka, OK, to Edmond and Ester (Davis) Smith. Johnny attended New Lima High School and graduated in 1978. He moved to the Shawnee area several years ago. Johnny married Denise Lackey on November 3, 2002. Johnny work for the Pott County District 1 for 14 years....
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Annette Lucille Armstrong

May 18, 1957 - November 1, 2017

Annette Armstrong, 60, of Shawnee, OK completed her work here peacefully on November 1, 2017. An OBU alumni, decades of servicing the local hospital, late nights selling roses, and community involvement lead to her next assignment. She received an offer she couldn't refuse. This new journey comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends. It is located in paradise where she...
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Charles Edward Bell

February 6, 1942 - November 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Glenda J. Tarr

May 29, 1936 - October 31, 2017

Glenda Jean Tarr was born the only child of Albert and Mae Keys on May 29th, 1936 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She attended Earlsboro Public School, graduating in 1954 and attending East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma for one year. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leroy Tarr. She is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Sabrina & Phillip Curry (MWC) and...
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Brian Travis Buchanan

September 6, 1975 - October 30, 2017

Brian Travis Buchanan, 42, of Tecumseh passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born on September 6, 1975, in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Billy and Judy Buchanan. Brian spent most of his life working as a Chef for Shawnee Country Club. He loved to cook for his family every time they had a family event. He was known for always putting others before himself. He enjoyed spending time with all the...
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Shirley Ann Lewis

April 17, 1935 - October 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Braxton Andrew Berndt

October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Bobbie June Bristow

June 30, 1938 - October 24, 2017

Bobbie June Bristow, 79, of Shawnee passed away October 24, 2017. She was born on June 30, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri to John and Pearl Trosper.Bobbie loved hunting, fishing and farming. She loved all animals especially Chihuahuas and goats. She enjoyed taking care of her family and always provided a meal for anyone in need. Bobbie loved spending time with her family and enjoying a cup of coffee...
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Juanita Grace Unger

March 17, 1935 - October 22, 2017

Juanita "Grace" Unger, 82, of Shawnee passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born on March 17, 1935 in Pittsboro, Mississippi to Mary and Leonard Murphree.She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William John Unger Sr.Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, William John Unger Jr., Randy Unger and Robert Unger; daughter Pamela Copeland; sister, Faye Cheatwood;...
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James Stratton White

August 29, 1940 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Ruby Jean Sherwin Kolar

December 18, 1922 - October 14, 2017

Ruby Jean Sherwin Kolar, 94, of Shawnee passed away October 14, 2017. She was born on December 18, 1922 in Oklahoma to Roy and Annie Simpson.Ruby retired from the Shawnee Public Schools after many years of service. She was very talented and enjoyed oil painting. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jess Lee Sherwin Jr.; second husband, Alfred Kolar; brother, Otis Simpson;...
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Robin Denise Butler

July 18, 1964 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Mary May

February 16, 1918 - October 12, 2017

Former Shawnee Public School teacher, Mary Louise (Polston) May, died on October 12th, 2017 at Rose Manor Nursing Home. She was 99 years old. Mary was born on February 16th, 1918 in Bartlesville, Ok to James Edwin and Clara (Gurley) Polston. She moved from Drumright, OK with her parents to Shawnee in January 1930 and has resided there for most of that time until her death. She married Harold...
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T. J. Bierd

December 10, 1936 - October 7, 2017

TJ Bierd, 80, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born December 10, 1936 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Rufus and Bertha Lumley.TJ was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist. She also owned and operated TJ's Kids Daycare for 25 years before retiring. TJ is preceded in death by her parents; and two sons Bryan and Chris Bierd who both passed away on September 21, 1982.She...
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Gerald Sidney Kelly

October 23, 1932 - October 4, 2017

Gerald Sidney Kelly was born Oct. 23, 1932, in the Pumpkin Center community near Boynton, Oklahoma. He was the fifth child of R.J. and Etta May Kelly.He married Iva Ellen Shelton on Dec. 23, 1951, in First Baptist Church of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Two sons, Mark Alan and Brian Timothy, were born to that union.He was a 1959 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and served as pastor of churches in...
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Edgar Albert Mathews

February 21, 1951 - September 26, 2017

Edgar "Eddie" Albert Mathews, 66, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born February 21, 1951 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Walter and Jannie Mathews.Eddie spent most of his working life at Tinker Air Force Base. He loved building cars, camping and taking care of his gun collection.He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Jannie.Eddie is survived by his...
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Margaret E. Buckles

January 12, 1951 - September 25, 2017

Margaret Emaline Buckles, 66, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, in Blanchard, Oklahoma. She was born January 12, 1951 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Grover and Kate Benton.Margaret spent most of her working life at Tinker Air Force Base. She spent most of her time tending to her flower garden. She loved to spend time with her daughter and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; and...
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Paul E. Clark

July 3, 1924 - September 16, 2017

Paul Eugene Clark born July 3, 1924, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was ninety-three years young. He served his country during WWII as a Lieutenant on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer as a Corsair Fighter Pilot. He held onto his dream and continued flying, teaching at the University of Oklahoma as chief flight instructor at Max Westheimer Airport, moving on to the FAA as an airman...
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Jimmy Wade Armitage

April 28, 1942 - September 12, 2017

Jimmy 'Wade' Armitage, 75, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born April 28, 1942 in Chandler, Oklahoma to Fay and Pauline Armitage.Wade grew up around the Lincoln County area and spent most of his career as a truck driver.He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sylva 'Jan' Armitage; and brothers, Donnie Armitage and Mont Armitage.Wade is survived by...
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Ineva Ayers

August 6, 1925 - August 19, 2017

Ineva Ayers, 92, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.Ineva was born August 6, 1925 in Boggy Depot, OK to Noah and Bell Hines.Ineva Ayers was preceded in death by her parents; husband Doyle Ayers; siblings, Geneive Horton, Helen Lenora Cullison, Lecoma Daniels, Jewel Hines, Ozeal Hampton, Dotsie Pots and Clara Collins. Ineva is survived by her children, Carmelita 'Doyleen'...
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Marjory May Marsh

October 18, 1928 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Barbara Joan Hester

May 18, 1934 - August 14, 2017

Barbara Joan Hester, 83, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK.Barbara was born May 18, 1934 in Fitzhugh, OK to Julius and Adell Houchen. She married her best friend, James Hester, in 1955. Together they lovingly raised their two children, Ron Hester and Pam Churchwell.Barbara worked for Southwestern Bell for 30 years before retiring. She loved to crochet and spend time with...
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Donald Lester Hockett

August 6, 1930 - August 9, 2017

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Ronald Stanley Minion

February 2, 1941 - August 9, 2017

Ronald Stanley Minion was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 2nd 1941 and died August 9th 2017 at home after a long illness. Ronald lived at Bonnie Brae Boys' Farm, Millington, N.J. from the age of 12, graduating from Bernards High School of Bernardsville, N.J. He served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, worked at the Pentagon as well as serving on the USS Saratoga. He retired after 23 years...
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Mary Ann Kennedy

September 1, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Mary Ann Kennedy, 72, of Shawnee passed away August 8, 2017. She was born September 1, 1944 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Melton and Verna Hubbard.Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a long time member and Sunday School teacher at Downtown Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Joe Kennedy; and 5 brothers.She is survived by her husband of...
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Shirley Willoughby Canham

August 22, 1926 - August 7, 2017

Shirley Willoughby Canham, 90, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, passed away on August 7, 2017. Shirley was born August 22, 1926 in Valdosta, GA to Broadus and Olga Willoughby and grew up in Colquitt, GA. She married Richard Canham on August 23, 1952 in Annapolis, MD. They would have celebrated 65 years together. Shirley graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA after attending Bessie Tift College. She...
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JoAnn M. Boyce

October 19, 1932 - August 4, 2017

JoAnn Mae Boyce, 84 of Shawnee passed away August 4, 2017. She was born October 19, 1932 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Harvey and Esther Long. JoAnn loved her family and her greatest joy was making sure they were all taken care of. She enjoyed canning, painting and reading romance novels, which she had many. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Donald Boyce; son, Donny Boyce;...
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Corinna Parsons

March 23, 1935 - August 1, 2017

LaNora Corinna Parsons, 82, known to friends and family as "Corinna" died peacefully of natural causes on August 1st, 2017 in her Tecumseh, Oklahoma home, surrounded by family. Corinna was born one of five siblings in St. Louis, Oklahoma on March 23rd, 1935 to Charley Monk and Nora "Big Momma" Monk. She is survived by her husband, Buck Parsons, of 61 years. Together they have three children,...
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Peggy Lois Hamilton

September 26, 1947 - July 29, 2017

Peggy Lois (Glenn) Hamilton, 69, passed from this life into the arms of her Savior, the Almighty God, Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Meeker Nursing Center in Meeker, OK.Peggy lived most of her life in Tecumseh, OK.Peggy was born in 1947 to Wayne and Edna Glenn in Shawnee, OK.She graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1965.On December 16th, 1968 she married her husband Rickey Hamilton.She loved...
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Patricia Ann Boatwright

February 2, 1935 - July 27, 2017

Patricia Ann Boatwright, 82, died Thursday, July 27 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.She was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Alfred Earl and Salina Louise (Forman) Williams. On January 29, 1950 she married her soulmate Doyle J. Boatwright in Fort Worth Texas. They relocated to California in 1953 where they raised their family and Patricia was a successful real estate agent. She...
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Carroll Larson

December 21, 1935 - July 26, 2017

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George J. Schwegman

November 7, 1944 - July 19, 2017

Longtime Tecumseh resident, George "John" Schwegman, Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.John was born November 7, 1944 in Little Rock, Arkansas to George Schwegman Sr. and Lila Louise (Harper) Schwegman. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He married Donna May Clifton on January 14, 1986...
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Curtis Fletcher

May 28, 1968 - July 14, 2017

Seminole resident, Curtis Glenn Fletcher, 49, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.He was born May 28, 1968 in Shawnee to Vernon Lee and Carolyn (Rimer) Fletcher.He was preceded in death by his wife, Lori Ann Baker Fletcher; grandparents, R.C. and Iva Rimer; and sister, Iva Lee Fletcher.Curtis is survived by his sons, Lucas Kyle Fletcher, Zachary Glen Fletcher, and Joseph Daniel Fletcher;...
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Elizabeth A. Graves

April 5, 1945 - July 13, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Graves was born on April 5, 1945 in Bristow, Oklahoma to the parents of Mattie and Curtis Lynch. She attended Edward and Moon Public School, graduating Douglas High School in 1963.Elizabeth and Timothy were married August 13, 1971 and raised three boys, Layfatte, Xavier and Dale. Elizabeth will be fondly remembered as a devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend...
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Jo Ann Haddock

January 8, 1930 - July 13, 2017

Jo Ann Haddock, 87, of Shawnee went to be with the Lord July 13, 2017. She was born January 8, 1930 in Frederick, Oklahoma to Ted and Hattie Talley. She married Leon Haddock in 1951 and moved several times before settling in Shawnee to start a family.Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon Haddock; son, Alan Haddock; and sister, Barbara. Jo Ann is survived by her son, Lewis and...
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Weber Junior Crow

May 12, 1931 - July 10, 2017

Weber passed from this life on July 10th at the age of 86. He was born May 12, 1931 in Harrison, Arkansas to Weber and Thelma Crow. He attended Shawnee High School, served in the US Army, and retired from Tinker Air Force Base. In 1955 he married Aileen Riddle, of which two sons were born.He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Bunt and Raymond Crow; and sister, Venita Ailey...
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Emma Grace Green

October 25, 1947 - July 8, 2017

Emma Grace Green of Shawnee passed away at her home on Saturday morning, July 8, 2017, at the age of 69. She was a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Delia Acorn and her sister, Reba McCabe.She is survived by her brothers Wallace Acorn of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Franklin Acorn of Redwood, California, Zeke Acorn of Tahlequah,...
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Bobby Mogg

December 4, 1924 - June 28, 2017

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Betty Robison

December 22, 1930 - June 28, 2017

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Nancy Landrum

August 10, 1925 - June 27, 2017

Nancy Bell (Hornsby) Landrum was born August 10, 1925 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma to Joseph Pinkney Hornsby and Rosey Augusta Tarver. Nancy went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2017 at a local hospital after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents: Pinkney Hornsby and Augusta Beam; step-parents: Aline Hornsby and Harold Beam; brothers: Marion, Robert, Joe, and Leroy...
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Eula Jane Gaskill

March 1, 1915 - June 26, 2017

Eula Jane (Taber) Gaskill, daughter of Isaac ("Ike") and Emma Jane Taber, was born March 1st, 1915, in Dent, a very small town near Belmont, OK. She and her brothers, Elmer & Pete, learned the principles of hard work early on. Their father died at a very young age, leaving their mother the responsibilities of running a farm while raising her children. She & Pete picked cotton,...
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Carmen Canada

March 26, 1936 - June 26, 2017

Carmen Kay Canada, 81, of Chandler passed away June 26, 2017. She was born March 26, 1936 in Oklahoma City to Linus and Katherine Rouscha.Carmen attended school at St. Mary's in Oklahoma City and graduated in 1954. She was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Carmen enjoyed traveling until she soon adopted her two grandchildren, Catherine and Amber, then her devotion was set on...
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Jack Carter

November 10, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Jack Troy Carter, 88, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away peacefully June 25, 2017 in McKinney, Texas. He was born November 10, 1928 in Bryce, Texas to Alvis and Della Carter. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Viola Marie Carter; one son, Jack Troy Carter, Jr.; granddaughter, Brittney Meisner; son-in-law Paul Nash; siblings: Willie Carter, Earline Martin, Otis Newton,...
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Osyth L. Downing

June 14, 1924 - June 25, 2017

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Paul Pritchett

January 6, 1959 - June 17, 2017

Paul Leon Pritchett, 58, of Shawnee passed away June 17, 2017. He was born January 6, 1959 in San Pedro, California to Walter Leon and Mildred Irene Pritchett.Paul was a simple man who liked to watch NASCAR and rebuild old, fast cars. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years. He loved animals, especially his dog Festus.Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Irene Pritchett and his...
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Elmer R. Wetsel

December 14, 1921 - June 15, 2017

23rd PsalmThe Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of Righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley Of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table...
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Linda Sue Turner

May 27, 1953 - June 11, 2017

Linda Sue Turner, long-time Earlsboro resident, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the age of 64 peacefully in her sleep at home.She was born May 27, 1953 in Norman, Oklahoma to Joseph and Genevie Barnard. She married Curtis Ray Turner on October 8, 1971 in Moore, Oklahoma. Soon after they married the couple moved to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina while Curtis served in the United Stated Marine...
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Louise DeAnn Thomas

July 20, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Shawnee resident, Louise DeAnn "Tomi" Thomas, 91, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.Tomi was born July 20, 1925 in Shawnee to Clinton E. and Celia E. (Lakin) Thompson.In her younger years, she would skate at the local skating rink and enjoyed swimming at the municipal pool and the OBU pool. She attended Shawnee schools and was on the girls tumbling team in high school. She belonged to the Shawnee...
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Betty Jean French

October 28, 1926 - May 28, 2017

Betty Jean Dodderer French was born October 28, 1926 in Hebron, Texas, and passed away May 28, 2017 in Guthrie, Oklahoma at 90 years of age. She was the second daughter of Jesse Woodard and Mary Edna Graham Dodderer. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Frances Dodderer, her husband, Ivan French and a grandson, Christopher Hogan. Betty spent her childhood in Atoka, and later...
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Audrey Ann Delozier

February 17, 1948 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Vonnie D. Spurgin

January 27, 1936 - May 18, 2017

Vonnie D. Spurgin, 81, of Meeker went to be with the Lord May 18, 2017. He was born January 27, 1936 in Meeker, Oklahoma to Roy and Mary Spurgin. Vonnie was a life-long Meeker resident. He was always there for his family and had tremendous love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Vonnie worked as a truck driver for a long time. With his wife, Kitty by his side, he also ran a dairy farm...
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Cliff R. Nail

March 18, 1945 - May 18, 2017

Clifford Rudolph Nail, 72, of Shawnee passed away May 18, 2017. He was born March 18, 1945 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Austin and Pearl Nail.Cliff was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandkids. He loved to travel and did not like to stay in one place long. His greatest hobby was his music and playing his guitar.He was preceded in death by his parents;...
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Haru Hanson

March 20, 1928 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Danny Corley

August 16, 1943 - May 15, 2017

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Velma Harder

May 12, 1930 - May 9, 2017

Shawnee resident, Velma I. harder, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017.Velma was born May 12, 1930 in Pottawatomie County. She attended school in Dale and graduated from Dale High School. She was very close to her sister, Joyce, and they would spend time together rolling their hair, watching American Band Stand, ironing, cooking, and laughing. She loved to bake and her brownies and milkshakes...
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Marietta Jean Griggs

September 17, 1941 - May 9, 2017

Shawnee resident, Marietta "Mary" Jean Griggs, 75, passed away Monday, May 9, 2017.Mary was born September 17, 1941 in Cucamonga, California. When she was three, they moved to Wellston, Oklahoma and lived with her grandparents. She was active in drama class and was in all of the plays. She worked at a local drugstore until she graduated from high school. In her adult life, she earned her CNA/CMA...
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Judy Shamblin

April 27, 1938 - May 6, 2017

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Celia Ann Card

January 10, 1950 - May 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Memorial Park.
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Donald L. Wright

August 8, 1942 - May 2, 2017

Donald Lee Wright, 74, of Shawnee passed away May 2, 2017. He was born August 8, 1942 in Friedens, Pennsylvania, the fourth son of John Henry and Leona Mae (Shaulis) Wright. He came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to school at Milwaukee School of Engineering, receiving his Electrical Technician Degree. While in school he started working for Allen-Bradley Co., when the company moved its Ferrite Division...
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Gregory D. Loman

May 28, 1958 - April 29, 2017

Greg Loman, 58, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 after a battle with cancer.Greg was born May 28, 1958 in Shawnee to Don and Evie Loman. He attended South Rock Creek Schools and graduated from Shawnee High School.He married his best friend, Susie Street, on September 15, 1978. Together lovingly raised their two sons.Greg operated a 2nd generation local water well business that will continue with the...
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Randel Cast

June 1, 1962 - April 25, 2017

Randy was born on June 1, 1962 in Oklahoma City to Ronald Gene and Mildred Christine Cast. He passed away at his home in Moore on April 25, 2017.Randy graduated from Del City high school in May of 1980. He later went to work at Tinker Air Force Base. He was an electronic technician and worked on the Cruise Missiles. He was a very patriotic young man. This was emphasized by the fact that he had an...
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Belle B. Hixenbaugh

January 21, 1937 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Kermit Byford

May 5, 1950 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK.
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Jereda P. Kizzia

August 1, 1926 - April 15, 2017

Jereda P. Kizzia went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee, OK. Visitation will be available Tuesday, April 18th from noon until 8:00 p.m.Jereda was born in Pauls Valley, OK on August 1, 1926. She married Jack W. Kizzia on July 14, 1946. Early in her career she worked for Finley and...
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Earnest Littleton

December 10, 1930 - April 7, 2017

Earnest Thomas Littleton, 86, of Del City died April 7, 2017. He was born December 10, 1930 in to A. Earnest and Flora Littleton. Earnest was a retired Assembly of God minister and was also retired from Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech as a teacher. He and June spent retirement traveling in their motor home. Earnest was a well-loved and special person and will be greatly missed. He was...
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Alvin E. Varley

June 5, 1925 - April 1, 2017

Funeral services for Alvin E. (Pat) Varley, who died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at age 91 in Colorado Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shawnee with Pastor Lewis Walters officiating. Visitation will be 8a-5pm Friday at Resthaven Funeral Home and with the family at the church prior to the service. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park....
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Frank Thomas Crawley

August 14, 1933 - March 29, 2017

Frank Thomas Crawley, III, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Washington, Oklahoma. He was born August 14, 1933 in Shawnee to Frank Thomas Crawley, Sr. and Jacqueline (Cowen) Crawley.He attended school in Shawnee and graduated from the Oklahoma Military Academy where he was a Golden Glove Heavy Weight Boxer. He went on to attend Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship. Frank...
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