Funeral service for Effie Lou Hulsey, 89, of Chickasha, Okla., will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Epworth United Methodist Church. Effie Lou was born in Chickasha, Okla., to Thomas Lester Carr and Cleo Fay Carr. She attended Chickasha Senior High School and the Oklahoma College for Women. In her Chickette uniform, she met Everett Elwood Hulsey at Clarences Dance Hall, where they began their love of dancing. She married Everett on June 28, 1941, at the First Christian Church in Chickasha. They were happily married for over 50 years.
Funeral for Bessie Irene Sanmann, 99, Geronimo, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herschel Lindsey officiating. Mrs. Sanmann died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Lawton. Private burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. She was born Sept. 10, 1912, in Cutler, Ill., to William and Verrena Kell Sprague. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1933 with a BA in math. She began her teaching career in Valley View in the fall of 1933. She married Everett Lowell Sanmann July 23, 1936, in Waurika.
Funeral for Verda Marie Seyfert, 95, Grandfield, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Grandfield, with the Rev. Tiffany Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Grandfield, under direction of Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield. Verda passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Lawton. Mrs. Seyfert was born April 23, 1916, in Grandfield to John and Agnes (Rodgers) Champion. She moved to Fort Cobb, at an early age and attended Sunset Elementary School. She graduated from Fort Cobb High School with the Class of 1934.
Serelda Kneeland Cody passed away on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 1, 1943 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Leo Claude and Blanche Louise (Smith) Kneeland. She married Derrill Cody on Jan 25, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was looking forward to celebrating their 49th year of marriage. Serelda loved her family and especially her grandchildren. Serelda was a proud member of the Seminole High School Marching Band. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She was a homeroom mother many times for her children.
Funeral for Norma Jean Twohatchet-Hotema, 63, Carnegie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel, Lawton, with the Rev. Milton Otis and Pastor Billy Harris officiating. Burial will be at Twohatchet Cemetery, Fort Cobb. Norma died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at her home, in Carnegie, with her loved one by her side, Prayer Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel. Norma was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Lawton, to Wallace and Dorothy (Wolf) Twohatchet. She graduated from Anadarko High School.
Mildred (Millie) A. Allin passed away on Monday, November 7, 2011. Millie is survived by her husband, William B. Allin; three sons and families; Tom and Nancy Allin, David and Bonnie Allin and their children Taylor, Jordan and Danielle and James Allin and his children, Alexandra, Timothy and Amy; and many nieces and nephews. Millie was born on June 20, 1926 in Temple, OK. While attending Oklahoma College for Women in 1945, Millie met Lt. Bill Allin. Millie and Bill married in Oklahoma City on February 24, 1946 and the newlyweds then moved to Tucson.
Graveside service for Menyoun Freda McWhorter, age 81 of Chickasha, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 in the Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View. Trulan Clark will officiate. Menyoun Freda McWhorter was born the daughter of Harold Clark and Lillian Leonard Clark on Dec. 9, 1929 in Mountain View. She died on Nov. 16, 2011 in Odessa, Texas. She married John Farris in 1947 at Mountain View. He preceded her in death in 1963.
Jimmie Ruth (Adair) Carson was born in Piney, Oklahoma, in rural Adair County, on December 12, 1932. She passed away in Tulsa in the early morning of November 6, 2011. Her death was a result of complications from Parkinsons Disease, from which she had suffered for more than two decades. Jimmie Ruth was the eldest daughter of Virgil and Golda Adair. She was born at the home of her parents, who lived on a small farm in the close-knit community ten miles from Stilwell, Oklahoma. She attended school in Pineys one-room schoolhouse, alongside many of her relatives.
Cleo B. Shook March 20, 1925 - Nov. 16, 2011 Cleo B. Shook was born March 20, 1925 at Marlow, and died Nov. 16, 2011 in Norman, at the age of 86. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Marlow Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. Cleo had been a longtime resident of Marlow but had resided in Blanchard, for the last 10 years. She obtained her B.S.
Willa Jean Diddy Pennington, 84, of Muskogee, passed away Saturday October 22, 2011 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 13, 1927, to Zeno and Grace (Campbell) Casto in Vinita, Oklahoma. She graduated from Vinita High School and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She retired after working twenty years as the executive secretary for the Muskogee City/County Port Authority. She loved to garden, read, travel, OU football and their pool. She was active in the Service League of Muskogee, Kiwanis Kickers and Wednesday Winos.