Obits

PROCTER, Genelle L. (Lanier)

Genelle L. Procter, 78, died January 10 at her home in Highlands Ranch, CO, surrounded by her family. Graveside service is 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23 at the Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, OK. Arrangements are under the care of Ellis Family Services of Littleton, CO. A retired teacher and the wife of Dan H. Procter, Hazel Genelle Lanier (named for her Aunt Hazel) was born November 25, 1931, at her family's home on Dakota Street in Chickasha. Genelle graduated from Chickasha High School, where at age 16 she met her future husband, Dan.

BEETS, Freeman H.

Memorial service for Dr. Freeman H. Beets, 90, former President of OCW of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. Beets was born April 19, 1919, in Chickasha, Oklahoma the son of Daniel and Ida Belle (Alverson) Beets and died September 29, 2009 in Chickasha. Dr. Beets had lived in Chickasha most of his life. He and Margaret Edwards were married December 25, 1941 in McAlester, Oklahoma. He served as president of OCW. He also worked for the Baptist General Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr.

JONES, Fredy N.

Former longtime Duncan, Okla., resident Fredy Nell Jones, 84, of Wichita, Kan., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Riverside Village Nursing Home in Wichita. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Duncan Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment is under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Fredy Nell was born April 14, 1924, in Fox, Okla.

WAUAHDOOAH, Frankie L.

Funeral for Frankie Lee Wauahdooah, 60, Fletcher, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Little Washita United Methodist Church in Fletcher with Rev. Videll Yackeschi officiating. Mr. Wauahdooah died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Lawton. Burial with military honors will follow at Little Washita Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Prayer service will be 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Frankie was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Lawton, to Forrest Chasenah and Rita Jean Wauahdooah. He was raised in Fletcher and attended school there for ten years.

WILKINSON, Frances V. (McQuiddy)

Wilkinson, Frances Vivian McQuiddy WILKINSON Frances Vivian McQuiddy Wilkinson, 91, went to her heavenly home on January 9, 2009. Born March 24, 1917 in Springfield, MO to Rev. Garrett and Clara Carroll McQuiddy. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years Edwin Wilkinson, Brother Winston McQuiddy, Son Edwin Wilkinson, Jr., Granddaughters Sherry Tucker and Angela Wilkinson, Great Grandson Jerry Don Stevens and Great Great Granddaughter Taylor Brazell.

RAMSEY, Frances (Pepin)

Graveside services for Frances Ramsey will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ramsey passed away on Feb. 6, 2008, in Kingston at home. The daughter of Frank and Hyral Pepin, she was born on Nov. 16, 1925, in Laredo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Utah Pepin and Jack Pepin She married Dee Ramsey on May 2, 1956, in Stillwater, and moved to Ardmore in 1960 where for 47 years she was bookkeeper for her husband in his business, Dee Ramsey Air Conditioning. She was past grand regent in Oklahoma Women of the Moose.

HENDERSON, Frances R.

Frances R. Henderson was born May 26, 1926 in Blair, Oklahoma, and died December 31, 2009 at Kingfisher Regional Hospital. Frances graduated from Blair High School in 1944. She received her Bachelor of Science in Vocational Home Economics from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and her Masters from Oklahoma State University in Clothing Textile Merchandizing. She was employed by the Oklahoma State Extension Center as a Home Economist for 43 years. Pryor to retiring 1983 in Kingfisher, she worked in Garvin and Stephens Counties as an assistant extension home economist.

STRONG, Frances E. (Banks)

Frances Elizabeth Banks Strong, age 97, of Kent, passed away at Stow-Glen Retirement Village March 7, 2008. She was born April 18, 1910 in Hobart, Oklahoma, the youngest of the ten children of Douglas Trent and Roberta Lovelace Banks. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and married Marion Ray (Red) Strong on September 30, 1930 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She and her husband were teachers and farmers in the early years of their marriage. Eventually they moved to Oklahoma City, Wheaton, Illinois, and then to Amarillo, Texas, when her husband worked in the insurance business.

KEATING, Frances E. (Steele)

Frances Elliott Keating, 97, formerly of Oklahoma City, Okla. died May 11, 2008 in Chesterfield, Mo. Frances was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Sayre, Oklahoma to Beulah Weems (Wells) and Charles Eugene Steele. She graduated at age 16 in 1927 as valedictorian of her class at Sayre High School, attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., for one year and then completed two years at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., before having to discontinue her studies in 1930 due to the Great Depression. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

SAWYER, Florence (Carrell)

Sawyer, Florence Carrell Florence Carrell Sawyer Florence Carrell Sawyer, 94, went to be with the Lord Sept. 25, 2007. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:30-6 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2007, at Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs. Sawyer was born April 27, 1913, in Stuart, Okla., to the late Newton and Myrtle Carrell. She married Roy L.

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