Campus flags will fly at half-staff through the weekend to honor the memory of longtime friend of the college Sen. Helen Cole, who died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, in Moore. She served two terms in the Oklahoma State Senate and once as mayor of the city of Moore. Her son is Tom Cole, who is serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Shawnee resident Mary Belle Coffman, 91, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Edmond. She was born Sept. 12, 1912, in Shawnee to Charles Wesley Wolsey and Elsie Bohannon-Wolsey. Coffman received a bachelor of music arts degree from the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, now known as the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She lived in Shawnee for many years and taught at Will Rogers School for 35 before retirement. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church where she played the organ. She also played for other area churches.
The campus family mourns with the family of Yvonne Christian, whose husband died Sunday morning. Yvonne has been employed in USAO Food Services since 1994. Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 for William W. Christian, age 81, in the Cyril Assembly of God Church. Christian was born the son of Jesse Christian and Viola Mahan Christian on Nov. 13, 1922, in Geary, Oklahoma. He died on Jan. 25, 2004, in Chickasha. Bill married Yvonne Robertson on Jan. 15 1960, in Henrietta, Texas.
Funeral for Janie Mary Callahan, 72, of Lawton, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Barnett Chapel AME Church in Lawton with Michelle Moulden, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Callahan died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, after a lengthy illness. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under direction of Jefferson Funeral Home. A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral service for Ann Smith Calhoun, age 86, of Ninnekah, Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in Epworth United Methodist Church. Annie Laura Ann Smith, the daughter of Della Mattie (Hendrix) and James Allen Smith, was born July 14, 1917, west of Gracemont in the Whitebread community. She died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at her home east of Ninnekah.
Funeral services for Rosemond Moore Butterfield, 70, of Chickasha, will be held Friday, October 8, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel. Rosemond Butterfield was born December 13, 1933, in Chickasha, the daughter of Raymond Johns and Bertha Mae Taylor Johns. She slipped away to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 2, 2004.
The campus family mourns with our bookstore manager, Dana Poag ,in the death of her father, Larry Bush of Chickasha. Services for Larry Joe Bush, 65, are scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha. Mr. Bush was born the son of Joseph Shelby Bush and Gladys Marie Parks Bush on August 25, 1938, in Arkansas City, Kan. He died on February 1, 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He married Veda Pike on June 26, 1960, in Clearwater, Kansas.
VELMA IRENE OLIVE BURNS, died December 27, 2004. She was born in Paoli, OK to the late Beulah Moore Olive and the late Walter Olive. A graduate of Oklahoma College for Women and a physicist at the National Bureau of Standards, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odis N. Burns. She is survived by her son, Walter Burns daughter, Sandy May and grandchildren, Stephen, Carolyn, Lindsey, and Jeremy May. The memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 804 Gammon Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Mrs.