Obits

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.

Joyce Harriett Alexander

Joyce Harriett Alexander was born in Edmond, OK on September 8, 1937 to Harry and Joyce Taylor. Her siblings were Tom Taylor, Xandra Brown & Richard Taylor. Joyce had a wonderful childhood growing up in the small town of Edmond, riding horses and playing in the family home.

Lilas Heitzman

Lilas Heitzman died peacefully Sunday morning, June 14, 2015. She was born on August 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.

Luella Kelly

Luella Kelly, 93 of Clovis, NM, passed away May 28, 2015, in Clovis, NM. She was born to Chester and Lucia Hamilton on December 26, 1921, in Ft. Collins, CO. She graduated from Oklahoma College of Women with a Master?s degree in Education and a Bacholor?s degree in music. Luella taught at several different schools including Gattis Jr. High, in Portales, and at Ranchvale.

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