Obits

COOPER, Dorothy W. (Mitchener)

Celebration of life service for Dorothy Willou Mitchener Cooper, 89, Okmulgee, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee with the Rev. Craig Denslow officiating. She died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Private family burial will be held under direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Dorothy Willou Mitchener Cooper was born March 21, 1921, at Okmulgee Hospital, to Helen Grizzell Swain and Benton Belchet Mitchener.

KIRK, Doris (Cunningham)

Doris Kirk died June 19, 2010, at her home in Afton. She was born in Afton, Oklahoma, on January 21, 1922, to Wilton and Ethel (Williams) Cunningham. Doris graduated from Afton High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1939. She obtained her B.S. Degree from Oklahoma College for Women located in Chickasha. Graduate work was from O.S.U. in Stillwater and N.S.C. at Tahlequah. She was the first business teacher at Afton Public Schools and taught there for 34 years.

POWELL, Darren L.

Funeral services for Darren Lee Powell, 46, of Chickasha will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2010, in the Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ross officiating. Darren Lee Powell was born August 23, 1963, in Guymon, Oklahoma the son of Dickey and Marie (Rosson) Powell. He died April 13, 2010, at his home in Chickasha. Darren came to Chickasha at age 5 years old. He grew up and attended Chickasha Public Schools, graduating from Chickasha High School in 1981.

CHRISTIAN, Colleen (Dickerson)

Colleen Christian, 83 of Duncan, died on Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Duncan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phil Ware officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery. She was born Oct. 7, 1926 in Chickasha, the daughter of John Lewis and Thelma Dickerson. Colleen graduated from Chickasha High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She married James Dwain Christian on Feb. 21, 1945 in Chickasha.

NORMAN, Carolyn F. (Keel) (Brief)

CAROLYN FAYE KEEL NORMAN Jan. 23, 1948 - April 10, 2010 - Carolyn Faye Keel Norman, 62, of Beech Grove, Arkansas, died Saturday, April 10, 2010 at her home. She was born January 23, 1948, the daughter of the late Lewis and Zola Chambers Keel. Carolyn graduated high school at Bradley, OK, and graduated college from OCLA (now USAO). Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.

CORLEY, Carol M. (Jones)

Carol Mae Jones Corley died Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Gulf Shores. She was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Perry, Noble County, Okla., to O.W. Jones and Marcia Dawson Jones. She was a graduate of Sentinel High School, Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She taught in the Jefferson County school system for 16 years retiring in 1978. She relocated to Gulf Shores, and worked in retail sales for a number of years. She was a Methodist.

DARNELL, Barbara D. (Bowersock)

A memorial service for Barbara Dale (Bowersock) Darnell, 85, of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church with Doyle Kinney officiating. Barbara Dale Bowersock was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Hobart, the daughter of Robert David and Mary Lenora (Barner) Bowersock. She died July 8, 2010, at her home following a long battle with cancer.

MARTIN, Ardath A. (St. John)

Funeral for Ardath Arlene Martin, 87, Houston, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Whinery-Huddleston Chapel. She died Thursday, March 25, 2010, in Houston. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 25, 1922, on a farm near Minco, to Charles and Elsie Goode St. John. Ardath graduated from high school in Chickasha a member of the NHS.

Obituary - Elsie Null Served with Distinction from 1943-81

Services for Dr. Elsie Null, 93, of Chickasha are scheduled Thursday (May 6) at 1:30 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home.  Dr. Null taught for more than 38 years at this institution, spanning all three legacies -- from the World War II days at the Oklahoma College for Women, through the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts period, and into the modern University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma era.

Regent Chesley Herndon Dead at 83

Geologist Chesley C. Herndon Jr. of Oklahoma City, whose family has served or been connected to the University of Science and Arts for more than 100 years, died April 7 after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

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