Lillian Jean Plank Clendening August 12, 1927 - January 5, 2011 of Richardson, formerly of Waco, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Visitation with the family will be Friday, January 7, 2011, at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas. Services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Wildwood Chapel, Restland Funeral Home in Dallas. Family only burial will held at Bruceville-Moore Cemetery in Bruceville, Texas on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Jean was born on August 12, 1927 to Jesse and Daphne Plank in Fairview, Oklahoma. She graduated from Fairview High School in 1945.
Funeral service for Lida Lois McVey, age 94, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, formerly of Verden, will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at the Verden First Baptist Church in Verden, Oklahoma. Lida Lois McVey was born the daughter of Rufus Taylor and Drusiller Henson Taylor on February 18, 1916. She died on January 22, 2011 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. While growing up on the family farm, Mrs. McVey attended a two-room school called Ionine School through the eighth grade.
Kelly Ann (McClure) D'Amato, 46, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 7, 2011, at the Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs. Kelly was born Wednesday, April 22, 1964 in Marlow, OK, to Mickey McClure and Kay (Hutton) McClure . Kelly grew up in Rush Springs and graduated from Rush Springs High School in 1982. She later attended USAO in Chickasha and Texas Woman's College in Denton, TX.
Judy Carroll Belcher was born Jan. 28, 1964. She graduated from Moore HS in 1982 and received a BA in Communications from USAO in Chickasha and an MFA in Theater from the Univ. of Arkansas. She was intimately involved in college and Community Theater throughout her life. She acted, directed and worked backstage with many theater companies around the state, including Chickasha Community Theatre, Jewel Box and Broken Arrow Community Playhouse. After receiving her MFA, she taught Speech/Theater at ECCC in Decatur, MS for 7 years.
Josephine Everett, 93, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away on December 31, 2010 while visiting her daughter in Cookeville, TN. She was born on July 17, 1917 in Chickasha, OK to Myrtle and Perry T. Corbin, but grew up in Anadarko, OK, where she was a Girl Scout and earned the Eagle Rank, as well as being active in the school drama department and her church youth group. She attended Oklahoma College for Women (now called University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma), graduating in 1939 with a Home Economics degree and a minor in Speech and English.
Jean Ebersole, of 705 W. Spring, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas following a long battle with cancer.
She was born at Carnegie, OK the daughter of Bonnie and Gertrude (Bybee) Netherton. She graduated from Carnegie High School in 1944 and continued her education at Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in 1948. She came to Conway Springs later that year where she taught business subjects at Conway Spring High School.
Ira Willis Jr., 50, of Altus, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at English Village Manor. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Alexander, Supt. Pastor Robert Green and Elder Dwayne Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home. Ira Willis Jr. was born on Oct. 8, 1960, in Clinton to Ira and Imogene (Hill) Willis. He attended Altus Public Schools and was active in the Junior High Choir, football and basketball.
Helen Gene Delozier Woodard (February 9, 1914 - September 30, 2010) was born the daughter of a coal miner in Fork Ridge, Tennessee, the youngest of ten children of Andrew and Mattie Delozier. The family moved to Stilwell, OK, when Helen was a young child. She was allowed to enter school at the age of twelve and graduated as valedictorian of her class at age twenty-one. She then began to take college courses, one or two at a time, until she was able to graduate from the Oklahoma College for Women when she was in her mid-forties.
Harriett Louis Burhman Wooderson, resident of Blackwell, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell. She was 93. Harriett Louis Burhman Wooderson was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Vincent E. and Emma M. Naddler Doughty. In 1918, she moved with her family to Three Sands south of Tonkawa before returning to Missouri to make their home in Bethany. In 1924, the family moved to Blackwell, where she grew up attending Blackwell Public Schools and graduating from Blackwell High School in 1935.
Mrs. Jack Gladys Reba (McCormick) O'Neal was born on Feb. 19, 1907, to pioneer parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McCormick of southwest of Altus. She passed away Nov. 30, 2010. She attended grade school at Prairie Home and Olustee, later graduating from high school at Porter High. She attended college at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, and was a graduate of Altus Junior College and Southwestern State College at Weatherford. She also did graduate work in her field at the University of Oklahoma in Norman and the University of Denver in Denver, Colo.