Obits

Betty M. LaPierre

Betty LaPierre Oct. 6, 1939 - Jan. 18, 2014 Resident of Sunnyvale Betty Maxine Sullivan LaPierre passed away January 18, 2014. She was born to Robert Leroy Sullivan Sr. and Charlie Evelyn Jones in Chickasha, Oklahoma on October 6, 1939. She was raised in Chickasha, but moved to California in 1960.

Jean Z. Henry

FLETCHER - Jean Z. Henry passed away in the early hours of Dec. 30, 2013. Her passions were music, young children, and especially her family. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

Donald R. Cherry

Funeral for Donald Ray Cherry, 64, Lawton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Church of Christ with Monte Ginnings, minister, officiating. Mr. Cherry died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in a Lawton hospital. Burial with military honors will be at Highland Cemetery under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home. Don was born June 21, 1949, in Long Beach, Calif., to Elton and Carmel Cherry.

Florene F. Barker

Florene Faye Barker June 9, 1917 - January 22, 2014 Florene Faye Lackey Barker was born June 9, 1917 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Frieda and Milton Kurtzey. She passed away January 22, 2014 at Sayre, Oklahoma at the age of 96 years, 7 months and 13 days. Florene grew up in the Sayre area where she graduated from Sayre High School.

Phyllis G. Baker

NORMAN - Phyllis Gayle Baker, 87, of Norman, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Poteau to Frank Preston and Elizabeth Young. Phyllis grew up in Poteau and attended Poteau High School, where she was a majorette and band queen.

Winona M. Miller

Winona Marie Miller Winona Marie Miller (20 Feb 1926-14 Jan 2014) Winona Miller was born Winona Fugate in Hobart, OK to Omar and Duchesse Fugate. Duchesse had contracted smallpox from one of her students and was near death when she gave birth. Winona contracted smallpox three days later and both nearly died, but were nursed back to health by a lady doctor who gave them specialized care.

Donna M. Kelsey

Donna Mae Kelsey, Ponca City, left this life at age 90 on Jan. 16, 2014 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born April 4, 1923, in Burbank, in an old two-story house which she called "the old big house." Donna was the second child born to Arthur and Susan Mae Butler Jacques.

Kathleen V. Beatty

Beatty, Kathleen V. Kathleen V. Beatty, age 66, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, after a long illness, under the care of Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County. Born on April 4, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was a graduate of P.S. Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware. She attended Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts on full scholarship.

Cassandra Wand

FREDERICK - Funeral for Frederick resident Cassandra Wand, 58, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson Funeral Home Chapel in Frederick with Pastor Sam Moyd, Zoe Christian Center, officiating. Ms. Wand passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Lawton. Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick.

Betty L. Smiley

Betty Lou Smiley, 75, of Tulsa, passed away, Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Betty was born January 28, 1938 in Lindsay, OK, daughter of the late George Clyde and Hattie Elizabeth (Anderson) Ridings. She majored in music at the Oklahoma College for Women. She was a member of Kirk of the Hills Church, active in the church choir and a longtime member of Tulsa Symphonia Chorus.

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