Funeral services for William Ernest Stone, age 51, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday , December 16, 2010 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha, Oklahoma. William Ernest Stone was born May 26, 1959 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Alvin Curtis Stone and Evelyn Juanita Stephens. He passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 at his home in Sulphur, Oklahoma. William worked for Chickasha Cotton and Oil for around 15 years and later worked at USAO in the cafeteria. He then worked at Traders Manufacturing for over ten years.
Bingham Virginia February 7, 2011, age 92. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear mother of William R., Stephen P. (Lisa) and Barbara Jones (Jim). Loving grandmother of Michael and Eric Jones. Virginia attended the Oklahoma College for Women, was a charter member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Dearborn Chapter CP, and honorary member of the Dearborn Players Guild. Funeral Saturday 11 am from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Friday 5-9 p.m."
Dr. Sidney DeVere Brown, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Oklahoma, died at age 85 at his home in Norman on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, after a long illness. Born on January 29, 1925, in a farmhouse near Douglass, Kansas, he grew up on a wheat and cattle farm not so far from the Flint Hills in Butler County, Kansas. He graduated from Augusta High School, Augusta, Kansas, in 1941. His undergraduate education at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, was interrupted by World War II.
Long time La Habra and Brea resident, Ruth Schermitzler died on February 25, 2011; she was 87. Mrs. Schermitzler was born in Oklahoma and after graduating from Oklahoma College for Women with a BA in Speech, she attained her teaching certification and moved with her family to La Habra in the 1940's, where she met and married Lyle Schermitzler, who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. La Habra became home until the mid 1970's when they moved to Brea. Ruth was an "activist".
Graveside service for Rosemary Rayl Parmenter, 93, Lawton, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Parmenter died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in Snyder. Burial will be under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Mrs. Parmenter was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Tulsa to Charles C. and Axah Blanche Kimball Rayl. After the early death of her father, she and her mother moved to Lawton to live with her grandfather, A.P. Kimball. She attended Lincoln Grade School and graduated from Lawton High School in 1934. She was the first Miss Lawton that year.
Memorial Services for Roger G. Greg Cox will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday February 22, 2011 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. ROGER GREGORY COX was born January 15, 1949 in Chickasha, OK the son of Boyd Lee and Helen Nancy (Rogers) Cox. He died February 18, 2011 at his home in Chickasha. Greg lived in Chickasha his entire life. He graduated from Chickasha High School in 1967. He attended USAO, and University of Central Oklahoma. He also attended The University of Oklahoma where he received his Masters Degree.
Roger Edward McMasters, 77, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2010. He was born May 1, 1933 in Tabler, Grady Co., OK to Mary Geneva (Massey) and Carrol Edward McMasters. He attended Lucile School through 8th grade and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1951. After attending one year at Oklahoma A&M College, Roger attended one year at Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) the first year local young men were allowed to attend. In 1954, Roger married Wanda Barrett, and they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this past October.
Heidlage, Robert Robert Heidlage, legendary in Rogers County and Oklahoma horse circles, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was largely responsible for maintaining the integrity of the site of the Claremore Expo Center to use as a Rogers County Fair Grounds for all generations.
Mrs. Rachel Simmons, age 92, a resident of Columbia, passed away September 22 at her residence. Born March 16, 1918 in Ft. Cobb, OK, she was the daughter of the late George and Ethel Moore Pierce and wife of the late Claude A. Simmons. Mrs. Simmons held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma College for Women and was a music teacher for the Knoxville City School System. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbia. She was a kind and wonderful mother, excellent teacher and she encouraged her family and many students to pursue their musical interests. Mrs.