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.
2013: In her second season on the field, Addo turned out to be one of USAO’s most significant players. She was second on the team in nearly every offensive category. She captured 11 goals for the season and helped with five assists. She tallied 27 points, 47 shots and 25 shots on goal while leading the team in shooting percentage. Her lone game-winning goal was the final game of the regular season in a 3-0 win over Northwood University. She earned All-Conference First Team and Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
2013: Wilkerson came out in her junior season with a strong start and a strong performance before sustaining a late-season injury that kept her out of the final four games. Mostly playing defense, Wilkerson’s one goal on the season was in the Drovers’ first win of the season against McPherson College.