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DEAN, Robert E.

Memorial service for Robert Errol Dean, 62, Medicine Park, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Medicine Park Music Hall, where his first buffalo sculpture is displayed. Mr. Dean went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Arrangements are under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Duncan, to Horace Dean and Ruth Parker Dean. He was born and raised in Waurika and g r a d u a t e d from Duncan High School in 1966. He was in the Fort Sill National Guard for three years. In 1975, he received an honorable discharge.

WOOD, Doris M. (O'Bar)

Memorial service for Doris M. Wood, age 82, of Chickasha, Okla., will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2004, in the St. Luke s Episcopal Church. Rev. Hal Greenwood will officiate. Doris M. Wood was born in Ninnekah, Oklahoma, on August 30, 1922, the first of three children born to Jesse Rector O Bar and Iva M. Lindsey O Bar. She died on October 18, 2004, in Chickasha. Doris moved with her parents to Okarche, Union City, and finally in 1938, established permanent residence in Chickasha. She graduated from Chickasha High School.

WITCHER, Jane Baptist (von Storch)

Jane von Storch Baptist Witcher passed away December 26, 2004, in Paris, Texas after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30th, at 2:00 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 501 N. Broadway in Shawnee. The Rev. Clark Shackelford will officiate. She was born in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvannia on July 11, 1912. After the death of her mother, at the age of five, she was brought to Shawnee, Oklahoma to be raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Watrous.

WILKS, Irma (Remple)

Irma Remple Wilks of Oklahoma City was born July 25, 1909, and died March 15, 2005.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Gordon Wilks, and is survived by her loving son, Norman G. Wilks, of the home. Her parents were Jake and Inie Remple of Gotebo.

Mrs. Wilks attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and the University of Oklahoma.

WELCH, Julian

Services were held on Wednesday, June 4 in Roellen, Tennessee for Julian Welch. He is the father of Julie Bohannon, USAO’s grant writer and director of the Title III programs. He was a military veteran and retired teacher, farmer and preacher. Services were under the direction of Johnson’s Funeral Home in Roellen.

WARD, Lela A. (Worley)

Mrs. Lela Ann Worley Ward, 81, of Clovis, N.M., died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at her home. Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.

She was born on March 15, 1923, in Wauhillau, Adair County, Okla., to Arthur and Maud Sellers Worley. She moved with her family to Stillwell, Okla. in 1924. They moved to Portales in 1935.

WALKER, Merrell Francelle McGregory (Garrett)

Graveside service for Merrell Francelle Garrett McGregory Walker, 83, of Bowie, was to be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at Brushy Cemetery in Bowie, Texas. Marsha Engle-Middleton and Howard Walker were to officiate. Visitation was to be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home in Bowie.
Walker died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Bowie, Texas.

WALDORF, Louise Francelia

Louise Francelia Waldorf was born to William A. and Flora Mae Hall Waldorf on Oct. 23, 1909 in Indianapolis, Ind. She died on June 24, 2000, at her home in Chickasha.

At the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., she was one of the most important figures in the college’s music department history. She taught instrumental music here from 1932-73.

WADE, Florence (Ellegood)

Funeral Mass for Florence Ellegood Wade, 86, of Lawton, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. James D.M. Stafford, pastor, and the Rev. John Wade, Tulsa, officiating.

A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Wade died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Lawton.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.

VLIET, Dale R.

NORMAN -- International business law ex­pert R. Dale Vliet died Sunday, April 19, 1998, in Norman at age 84. Vliet was one of Oklahoma's most widely traveled and experi­enced legal minds who served 36 years on the law school faculty at the University of Oklahoma. He addressed audiences in 48 countries, including five engagements at Oxford University.

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