Obits

SMITH, Jeanette (Owen)

Smith, Jeanette Owen Jeanette Owen Smith May 18, 1922 ù June 9, 2009 Jeanette Owen Smith, 87, of Duncan, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, in her home in Duncan. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Duncan City Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Ware officiating. Interment is under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. She was born May 18, 1922, in Chickasha, to Walter Gutherie and Maud Dodds Owen. She married J. Kenneth Smith on Sept. 3, 1966, in McCloud. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2007.She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women with a bachelor's degree in economics.

PEPPERS, Jean A. (Dobbs)

Jean Ann Dobbs Peppers, 80, of Arlington, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, after a hospitalization in Oklahoma City. A private memorial will be held in Duncan on April 20. Jean was born June 3, 1928, in Hollis, Okla., to Oren Dobbs and Faremene Shook Dobbs Ellis. She graduated from Duncan High School in 1946, attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., and married James M. Peppers in 1947. After his Navy tour, they moved to Houston, where James completed his engineering and law studies. They returned to Duncan in 1960, when he accepted a position with Halliburton.

POOL, Janet K. (Wigley)

Funeral Services for Janet Pool, 55, of Chickasha will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel. Janet Pool was born was July 13, 1952 in Ponca City, Oklahoma the daughter of Alvie E. Wigley and Katherine (Brooks) Wigley. She died April 4, 2008 at her home in Chickasha. Janet moved to Chickasha in 1958 where she attended grade school and graduated high school. She then attended USAO for one year and Oklahoma State University. After college she met and married John W. Tucker in March of 1973.

HAYMES, Jane V.

Haymes, Jane HAYMES,, JANE VANCE MATHIS Jane Haymes died peacefully on September 19, 2007. She was born on January 26, 1914 in Frederick, Oklahoma. She graduated form Oklahoma College for Women with a Bachelors in mathematics. She married Carl Orville Haymes in 1939. After his untimely death in 1960 she returned to teaching in DISD until retiring in 1979.

ODEN, Jane (Hazlitt)

Jane Oden, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, revered friend and respected advocate for the poor, imprisoned and hungry, passed away Sunday, June 22. She was 76. Rebecca Jane Hazlitt was born in Garden City, Kan., in the depth of the Great Depression, the daughter of John M. Hazlitt and Mary Blanche Hightower Hazlitt. Her family moved to southern Illinois for several years before returning to Pauls Valley where she graduated from high school. Jane attended Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Oklahoma, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education.

FITZGERALD, Jane (Wanstreet)

Jane Fitzgerald, 87, of Vandalia, passed away at 1:54 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2008 at Tri-County Care Center. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Waters Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery. Dorothy Jane Fitzgerald was born Aug. 13, 1921 in Mexico, the daughter of Joe and Esther (Rodhouse) Wanstreet. She graduated from Vandalia High School in 1939. She received her BS in education from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. She married John Fitzgerald of Vandalia on Feb.

BARRETT, Jajaye (Preston)

Jajaye Preston Barrett, 88, passed away December 8, 2009 in Houston. Born October 17, 1921 in Oklahoma City to James Clarke and Margaret May Lewis Preston; she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry and Home Economics from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma and retired from Armco Steel after over 30 years as an Executive Assistant.

COFFEY, Ivy M.

Ivy Mae Coffey was born to Ivy Joseph and Nellie Mae Coffey at Comanche. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and received a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She worked for the Duncan Eagle and Halliburton before moving from Duncan to Ponca City. She worked at Continental Oil Co. in public relations and was city editor of the Ponca City News. She joined the Oklahoma City Times and The Daily Oklahoman working as a reporter and editor. She held positions as Sunday magazine editor, book editor, food editor, women's editor and state staff reporter.

McKEE, Irma N. (Craig)

McKee, Irma Nadine Craig Former longtime Duncan resident, Irma Nadine Craig McKee, 87, was born in Cordell, OK on February 2, 1922 and died in Dallas, TX on June 7, 2009. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Don Grantham Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma. Nadine grew up in Cordell with her two sisters Opal and Elaine and it is also where she met and fell in love with Bob C. McKee. They were married May 5, 1941 in Cordell and had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

RICHARDSON, Irene M.

Irene Margaret Richardson, born January 29, 1936, in Soper Bluff, Oklahoma, died July 24, 2009 at the age of 73, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A funeral mass was held at The Holy Name Of Jesus Catholic Church in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to memorialize Ms. Richardson on July 28, 2009, Father Goin officiating. Ms. Richardson was cremated, at her wish, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 29, 2009. A graveside service will be held August 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Chaplain Everett E. Stropes, Jr. and Reverend Iris G.

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