Mary Jo Dunaway was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and volunteer. She was born in Sallisaw, OK, October 20, 1922, to Leland and Mary Hines. The family moved to Dewey in 1940. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Oklahoma, majoring in journalism. She and Howard Dunaway were married October 19, 1946. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday school, served on the Board of Elders, was Clerk of Session and active in Presbyterian Women.
Mary Jo Adams, 86, died on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. Born to Carl Twidwell and Cleopatra Cesar Twidwell on December 27, 1925, she was the second of Cleopatra's four children. Since her parents were both educators in small towns in Oklahoma, Jo moved often during her young years. At age 12 she was baptized and was piano accompanist for the church. A unique individual, a maverick in her life, Jo obtained her pilot's license when she was only 17, before she got her driver's license. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and then the University of Oklahoma.
Mary Ann Boucher Funeral for Mary Ann Boucher, 69, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with Shane Hall, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Boucher died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a Lawton hospital. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born July 16, 1943, in Lawton, to George A.C. and Betty Beatrice Barrett Teague. She grew up in Lawton and attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Central Junior High School and graduated from Lawton High School in 1961.
Services for Margaret Elaine Courtright, 65, Ada, formerly of Reno, Nev., are 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of Christ on 33rd Street, Jimmy Smith officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Courtright died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at a local nursing home. She was born April 30, 1947, in Pittsburg, Calif., to Earl James and Dora Maxine Wallis Smith. She was reared by her mother and stepfather, James Calhoun. She graduated from Chickasha High School in Chickasha, Okla., and also graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Ms.
Lois Meyer slipped away April 1, 2012, to celebrate Palm Sunday in heaven. Lois was 97 years old. She was born at Roosevelt, OK, the daughter of Odith and Ethel Render. She had three sisters, Edith Sears, Jewel Kovar, Aledo Brent; and one brother, W.L. Render. All preceded her in death. At three months old, following the death of her mother, Lois was welcomed into the home of her Aunt Claudie Wiley and L.W. Wiley, where she grew up as one of their own, with two sisters, Faye Campbell, Estes Higgins, and their brother, Osler Wiley.
Marlow: LaDonna Joyce Kimbro, 55, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 in Oklahoma City. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Marlow Cemetery with Rev. Gene Jorgenson and Rev. Lawrence Gresham officiating. Services will be under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. LaDonna was born Tuesday, April 17, 1956 in Lindsay, OK, to Marion W. and Naomi (Inglish) Searcy. LaDonna lived in the Bray and Marlow area all of her life.
Jo Ann (Dyatt) Pickering was born in Manhattan, Riley County, Kan., on Sept. 19, 1925, the first of two daughters to Louise Olga Dugan and Andrew Earl Dan Dyatt. Jo Ann was called home by our Heavenly Father on July 6, 2012, in Round Rock, Texas. Jo Ann was a generous soul, loved by many. Jo Ann's father, Dan Dyatt, worked as a civil engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration, which meant many moves during Jo Ann's formative years. She lived in Topeka, Kan., and Amarillo, Perryton, and Ft. Worth, Texas. Despite all these moves, Jo Ann made friends easily with each new move.
James Burk, 1931-2012 James Mack Burk, 80, of Columbia died Monday, June 4, 2012. He was a 45-year resident of Columbia. Burk Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at the Columbia Cemetery. James was born July 1, 1931, to John Dee Burk and Marie Kyle Burk in Muskogee, Okla. He attended public school in Muskogee, graduating from Central High School with the Class of 1949.
Iris Elaine (Graham) Mustion died on July 31, 2012 at the age of 92. She was born to Sally Wright and Reuben Graham on July 31, 1920 in Pauls Valley. Iris was the seventh of eight children. Her father was a Methodist minister and the family frequently moved during her adolescent years. She attended eleven different schools and graduated from Snyder High School in May 1938. Iris attended college at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. After graduation in May 1942, she began her teaching career in Tipton.
Eloise Leora Elsea, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Eloise was born on April 20, 1924, in Mangum, Oklahoma, to Alfred and Leora Freeman and was youngest of nine children. It was during her years growing up in Mangum during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl that she would meet the love of her life, O.C. "Buck" Elsea, Jr., while in grade school. Eloise's college career at the Oklahoma Women’s College in Chickasha was interrupted by the start of WWII. She obtained a job as secretary in Oklahoma City for Judge Jarman and later in Washington, D.C., for Rep.