Obits

WILCOXEN, Sarah F. (Goddard)

Sarah Frances Wilcoxen passed away March 14, 2009, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of James Madison and Sadie Ann Goddard of Caddo, Oklahoma. She was born August 4, 1923. Sarah graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1945 with a Bachelor of Music degree. She participated and placed in many piano recitals and competitions. After graduation, she traveled to New York City where she attended the Juilliard Summer Program. Upon completion of her studies Sarah moved to Muskogee where she taught music for a year. On June 6, 1947, she married Andrew Calloway Wilcoxen of Muskogee.

KELL, Sarah A. (Humphrey)

Funeral service for Sarah Ann Kell, 73, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Sharon Baptist Church.Sarah Ann Kell was born March 9, 1936 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the daughter of Holland Guidel and Mildred Lena (Taylor) Humphrey. She died February 11, 2010 in Oklahoma City. Sarah lived in the Chickasha area her entire life. She graduated from Friend High School in 1954 and attended Oklahoma College for Women. Sarah married Arthur L. Kell, Sr. September 1,1956 at Sharon Baptist Church. They owned and operated Kell Farms.

ALLEN, Sandra R. (Estep)

Funeral service for Sandra R. 'Sandy' Allen, 65, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the First Christian Church, Chickasha. Sandra R. 'Sandy' Allen was born November 9, 1944 in Horton, Kansas the daughter of Raymond and Thelma Mae (Boyer) Estep. She died February 10, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sandy came to Chickasha in 1959. She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1962. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and graduated from Oklahoma State University. She and Richard Allen were married May 29, 1965.

HELDENBRAND, Sally J. (Mulanax)

Sally Jo Mulanax Heldenbrand passed away May 23, 2007. She was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Chickasha. She graduated from El Reno High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She married Norman C. Heldenbrand on Feb. 1, 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Norman; a daughter, Anita Faye Ramey; two brothers, Guy and Jack Mulanax; and a sister, Leta M. Horner.

BOZALIS, Ruth (Russell)

Ruth Russell Bozalis was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, September 16, 1911, to Beulah Givens Russell and Fred C. Russell, who made the run into Oklahoma in 1889. She died on September 17, 2009, the day after her 98th birthday. She and her mother moved to Oklahoma City in 1917. Ruth graduated from Classen High School and Oklahoma College for Women, now University Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Ruth was married to Dr. George S. Bozalis, and they had three children, Mary Ann, John and Bill. During their 58 years of marriage, they enjoyed worldwide travels.

OWEN, Ruth

Ruth Owen, 95, Overland Park, KS, passed on Friday, July 25, 2008 at Manor Care of Overland Park. The Reverend Meg McLaughlin, Pastor at Village Presbyterian Church, will lead a memorial service on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208. Ruth was born in Rocky Ford, Oklahoma on December 4, 1912. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK. Ruth worked for several years for the U.S. Civil Service at Fort Sill, OK.

GIONTA, Ruth M. (Corbell)

Ruth Marie Corbell Gionta passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009. She was born in Okmulgee, OK on September 29, 1920, to David H. and Dessie (Fender) Corbell. Ruth graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1938 and attended Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, OK in 1938-1939. Later Ruth attended and graduated from Northeastern State University with a B.S. in Business 1943 and with a M.A. in English 1969. She taught in Braggs and Beggs High Schools from 1940-1943 and worked at Philips Petroleum Company during World War II, 1943-1947. Ruth married John B.

WINTER, Ruby V. (Attebery)

Ruby Voncille (Attebery) Winter, born August 30, 1928 on a farm near Waurika, Oklahoma, to Oliver Claude and Dovie Pearl (Booth) Attebery, passed away January 14, 2010. She attended the Waurika schools and Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, where she met and married Bill Winter, a southeastern Oklahoma boy, in 1947. They had one daughter, Patricia Ann. They came to the Del City/Midwest City area in 1948, where she resided at the time of her death, the past few years as a resident of the Arbor House in Midwest City.

FATHEREE, Ruby (Holden)

Ruby Fatheree was born June 12, 1914 in Willow, Oklahoma to Zuna Ross and John Charles Holden. Her mother died during the flu epidemic when Ruby was only five years old. She and her brother, John, and sister, Bonnie, were sent to live with aunts and uncles until her father remarried her stepmother, Pearl, and the family was reunited in El Reno, Oklahoma. Ruby received her teaching degree from Oklahoma Women's College and began her career as an educator. At that time, young teachers were to be single, never drink, smoke, play cards or dance! In 1941 she married Tom Guy Capps.

TROUTT, Roy

Troutt, Roy Roy Trout Services are scheduled Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the USAO Alumni Chapel for Roy Hartley Troutt of Norman, 87, former president of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Rice, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Norman. Roy Troutt was born on Jan. 27, 1921, in Durant, Okla., and died on Friday, Dec. 26, in Norman. Retiring from USAO in 2000, Roy Troutt's 60-year career in Oklahoma education spanned seven decades, 11 U.S. presidents and 13 Oklahoma governors.

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