Jimmie Dawn Sissy Edwards, 39, passed away Tuesday Aug. 8, 2011. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Goldsby. Interment will be held in Washington Cemetery. Arrangements made by Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Sissy was born to Evelene C. Andrews and Jimmy Don Price on Sept. 17, 1971, in Norman. She graduated from Washington High School and attended OBU and graduated from USAO with a BA in early childhood development in 1994. Sissy married Rodney Eugene Edwards on December 3, 1993 in Cole.
JEVITA ANN KELL Known as Ann, of Yucaipa, CA, passed into the arms of the Lord on July 19, 2011. She was born in Cyril, Oklahoma, February 10, 1934 into a family of devoted teachers. Jevita's inborn passion for teaching and helping others was an unalterable trait which she demonstrated throughout her lifetime. Upon graduating from Chickasha High School in May of 1952, Jevita enrolled in the Oklahoma College for Women where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. In 1971, a Master of Arts in Teaching was received through the University of Redlands.
Elna Walker passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Via Christi Village. She was 95. Elna was born July 15, 1916, in Garden City, Kan., to Ellis and Miriam Moss. She grew up with two older siblings, David and Dora, and three younger, June, Billy and Helen. The surviving sibling, Helen Moss Litle, and Elna stayed very close throughout the years. Elna graduated Chickasha High School in 1934. She went on to attend the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. On Oct. 30, 1937, she and Bill Walker were married in Chickasha. The union lasted 54 years until his passing in 1991.
Hays, Betty J. "Toni" age 85, a resident of Irving since 1977, died July 23, 2011 at her home after a stroke on June 6, followed by six weeks of therapy. Born January 23, 1926 in Altus, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Lucien A. Pelley and Martha Kenan Pelley. As a public school student and as the opportunity arose, she tirelessly and lovingly took care of her mother who had rheumatoid arthritis. Betty graduated from Altus High School in 1944. She attended Oklahoma College for Women for two years, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1948.
2012: After redshirting a year, Addo quickly became the Drovers’ leading scorer, notching 15 goals and three assists for the season. Three of her goals for the season were game-winners, including in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament against Lubbock Christian, where she scored both USAO goals. She had a hat trick in an October win over Mid-American Christian. She also ended the season with the best shooting percentage at 0.366. She was named All-Conference First Team for her efforts.
2012: As a sophomore, Wilkerson started in every game of the season. As one of the key defenders, Wilkerson also scored three goals and had four assists on the year. Two of her goals came in back-to-back September games against Northwood University and Bethany College. Her other goal of the season was against conference foe Mid-America Christian. She earned the Bill and Pat Smith Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, which is awarded to just one male and one female athlete at USAO each year.