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GUFFY, Marie (Claiborne)

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September-23-2012

Marie C. Guffy, age 95, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. She was born September 17, 1917 in Humphrey, Oklahoma to James F. Claiborne and Esther A. Pottorff Claiborne. Marie graduated from Humphrey High School in 1936. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1940. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, where she received a Master's Degree in Education in 1953. Marie married Luther Kenneth Guffy on December 22, 1941 in Humphrey, Oklahoma.

PIKE, Rheta N. (St. John)

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September-21-2012

Rheta Nadine St. John Pike June 14, 1926 - Sept. 21, 2012 Graveside service for Rheta Pike, age 86, of Chickasha, was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha. Ron Blankinship officiated. Rheta Nadine St. John Pike was born the daughter of Charles St. John and Elsie Goode St. John on June 14, 1926 in Minco. She died on Sept. 21, 2012 in Chickasha. Rheta moved to Chickasha as a young child and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1944. She attended Abiline Christian University and OCW, graduating from OCW with a teaching degree.

GLANDON, Mary F. (Wilcox)

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September-18-2012

Funeral for Mary Frances Glandon, 79, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Terry Marsh officiating. Mrs. Glandon died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Lawton. Burial will be in Cache Cemetery under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born July 14, 1933, in Rocky, to John A. and Eula Spears Wilcox. She grew up in Lawton and attended Lawton High School until moving to Chickasha, where she was a graduate of Chickasha High School. She later attended Oklahoma College for Women. She married Jerry Whitley Glandon on Nov.

WHYTE, Martha A. (Hershel)

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December-25-2011

Martha Ann Whyte of Williamsburg died on Christmas Day after a brief illness. She was born in 1921 to Ward Hershel and Martha Jones in St. Louis, Mo. Her family later moved to McAlester, Okla., where she grew up. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Oklahoma College for Women and a master's degree from Syracuse University. While at Syracuse she met her future husband, James P. Whyte, whom she married in 1948. She began a career as a speech teacher while her husband practiced law. In 1957 the Whytes moved to Williamsburg and had lived here ever since. Mrs.

LARGE-TOEHAY, Cathy D.

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September-08-2012

Funeral for Cathy Diane Large-Toehay, 60, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Ticeahkie and the Rev. Fred Ticeahkie officiating. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery. Cathy went to her heavenly home Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Lawton. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Cathy was born Jan. 10, 1952, in Fort Washakie, Wyo., to Stanley and Margie (Leasie Aunquoe) Large Sr. She grew up, attended and graduated from Goodland Indian School in Hugo. Cathy also attended USAO in Chickasha studying business.

BILLUPS, Helen (Smith)

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September-01-2012

Helen was born to Josie Eula Smith and Cheadle Smith on April 15, 1920 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Helen was raised by Josie Eula Rawlins and Philp A Rawlins in a household full of brothers and sisters in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Helen graduated from Ardmore High School, and then attended Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in Chickasha. Helen moved to Tulsa to begin her professional career as the Executive Assistant to the Division Attorney for Stanolind Oil & Gas. Helen took great pride in helping set the stage for women with careers.

PIERCE, Horance Arnett III

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August-08-2012

Horace Arnett Pierce III June 3, 1984 - Aug. 8, 2012 Former Drover basketball player Horace Pierre, 28, died suddenly in the Bahamas on Aug. 8. Pierre played basketball from 2001-04 and graduated from the University of Science and Arts in 2006 with a degree in business. He was a kid with good character. He was just a really good person, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Brisco McPherson said. He got along well with everybody. I am saddened by the news of his passing. He will be missed by many. Horace Arnett Pierre III was born June 3, 1984, to Horace Jr.

BITSCHE, Zolene H. (Taylor)

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April-24-2012

Funeral service for Zolene H. Bitsche, 91, former Chickasha resident, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. Zolene H. Bitsche was born January 31, 1921 in Verden and died April 24, 2012 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Zolene was a graduate of Chickasha High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She and George W. Bitsche were married January 29, 1943 in Las Cruces, New Mexico during World War II. They lived in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas returning to Chickasha after the War.

MCPEAK, Wylodine (Owen)

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May-22-2012

Wylodine Owen McPeak, 92, died peacefully Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Gambrell Street Baptist Church with Chaplain Lindell Anderson officiating. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Pallbearers: Kenneth Barnes, Kenneth Cates, Harold Christenberry, George Thompson, Mike Webb and Irwin Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers: Wayne Evans and Johnny Hickson. Memorials: Should friends desire, contributions in her name may be given to the Building Fund at Gambrell Street Baptist Church or a charity of choice .

RINGGENBERG, Virginia O. (Martin)

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April-19-2012

Virginia Ringgenberg ENID - Memorial service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ringgenberg will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Pond Creek United Methodist Church in Pond Creek, Okla. The Rev. Kay Buchanan will be officiating and the service will be under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Virginia Olive Ringgenberg was born March 3, 1922, in Omaha, Neb., to Elmer L. and Olive Hand Martin and passed peacefully on April 19, 2012. Due to the early passing of her mother, Virginia moved to Pond Creek, Okla., at age 6, to be raised by her Uncle Edward and Aunt Eldora Johnston.


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