Obits

Nettie Rachel Holt Akers

July 27, 1918 - July 12, 2015 CORDELL, OK Nettie Rachel Holt Akers, 96, died July 12, 2015. She was born July 27, 1918, at the home of her parents, Noah Gibson Holt and Anna Pauley Holt, on their farm near Cloud Chief, OK. Nettie was the youngest of 12 siblings. She attended school at Cloud Chief and graduated from Cordell High School.

Ruth Kennedy Evans

Ruth Kennedy Evans died Sunday, July 12, 2015 in McKinney, Texas where she resided.She was born February 13, 1916 to Daisy Dean Yearout and Jo Kennedy, Sr. in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. The second oldest of 4 children, Ruth moved with her family to Henryetta, Oklahoma when she was a senior in high school. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Nadine Wright

Funeral service for Nadine Wright of Chickasha, OK will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Sevier Funeral Home Chapel. Nadine Wright was born March 12, 1919 in Ada, Oklahoma to Edgar Lee and Margaret Louise (Bernsten) Higginbotham. She passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 in Norman, OK at the age of 96. Mrs. Wright married Carl Wright on March 30, 1940.

Martha P. Hudson

"Patti" was born at home in Coalgate, OK on 4/29/1925, to William Hunter and Ruth Castle Hudson. She was the oldest of 3 children. She graduated from Coalgate High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women for 2 years, then graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in English and minor in French.

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Stripling

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Stripling, aged 91, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015 in the Little Rose Nursing Home in Albuquerque, where she had been a resident for the past 18 months.

Laine H. Massey

MASSEY--Laine H. Stearns February 5, 1938 - June 4, 2015. A longtime resident of Manhattan's Greenwich Village and later Washington Heights neighborhoods, Laine was born in May, Oklahoma, daughter of Ruth (nee Lloyd) and William Marshall Harrison. She moved to New York City shortly after graduating from Oklahoma College for Women and never considered leaving.

Josephine Joy Chastain Emanuel

Josephine Joy Chastain Emanuel passed away on May 24, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Quality Inn in Chickasha, Oklahoma with Bill Lockwood officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will host a Celebration Dinner in Joy's honor at Jake's Rib.

Lilas Heitzman

Lilas Heitzman died peacefully Sunday morning, June 14, 2015. Lilas was born Aug. 31, 1926, on a homestead near El Reno to Charlie and Lottie Stejskal, first generation Czech farmers. After she attended a one-room school, Lone Star District 43, her father rented a house in Yukon so that she and her older sister, Bea could attend Yukon High School.

Jesus Moroles

 Jesus Bautista Moroles of Rockport, Texas, and truly, a beloved citizen of the world passed away June 15, 2015. Services will be under the direction of Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport along with information on wwwmoroles.com.

Flora Esther Mears

Flora Esther Mears LUBBOCK-Flora Esther Mears, age 101, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Lubbock. She was born May 22, 1914, in Ninnekah, OK, to George and Nora Jelks. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK. Flora married H. C. Mears on Dec. 24, 1937. Flora taught choir and English in high school and completed her teaching career on the elementary level.

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