Obits

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.

Larry McGill, Sr.

Funeral services for Larry McGill, Sr., 65, of Chickasha, will be held Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Kim Hayes officiating and Terry Jones assisting. Larry McGill, Sr. was born August 8, 1949 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the son of Sam Dexton McGill and Kathryn "Pug" Augusta (Foust) McGill. He passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 in Oklahoma City.

Gertrude C. (Berga) Scott

Jan 10, 1921 - May 21, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY Gertrude C. (Berga) Scott was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Chickasha, OK and died May 21, 2015, in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Pioneer School in 1939 and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She moved to Oklahoma City during World War II and worked for McDonnell Douglas.

Myrtice Frieberg

Myrtice Frieberg died on May 23, 2015. Born at home in Canton, Illinois on March 13, 1916, Myrtice was the first of four children of Dr. Victor G. Heller and Helen Macemon Heller. After several years in Ames, Iowa, the family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she graduated from high school at age 16.

Timothy Harold Sanders

Timothy Harold Sanders, 52, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Duncan. Graveside services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Bailey Cemetery with Mike Francis and Bobby Clark officiating. Services are under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. Tim was born Thursday, May 31, 1962, in Oklahoma City to Harold Lacy and Helen Jane (Whayman) Sanders.

Retha Deloris Castleman

Retha Deloris Castleman, of Columbia, MO, formerly of Rolla, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, exactly one week short of her 90th birthday. She was born in Rolla on April 19, 1925 to the late James Alva Wallace and Julia Ewila (Dooley) Wallace. She and her five siblings grew up near Belle, MO, on Lane's Prairie, and in Salem, MO.

Willanna Veit Klause

Willanna Veit Klause was born July 10, 1925, in Broken Arrow, Okla. She died on April 9, 2015, at Madonna Towers in Rochester. Her parents, William H. Veit of Litchfield, Ill., and Frieda Rosina Quade of Sylvan Grove, Kan., raised Willanna and her three brothers - Evain, Melvin and Orville - on a farm in Lone Wolf, Okla. The family struggled and endured the hardships of the Dust Bowl years.

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