Obits

ROADSTRUM, Mary H. (Pryor)

Roadstrum, Mary Helen Mary Helen Roadstrum, formerly of Holden, passed on December 4, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Roadstrum was born Mary Helen Pryor in Ardmore, Oklahoma and was the wife of the late WPI Professor William Henry Roadstrum. Mrs. Roadstrum is survived by two daughters, Ruth Kraner of Palmetto, Florida and Martha Moffett of St. Paul, Minnesota. Mrs. Roadstrum is a graduate of Oklahoma College for Women, with a degree in home economics, and organ. She taught home economics in public school.

PHILLIPS, Mary H. (Drake)

Phillips, Mary H. Phillips, Mary H. Mary Helen Phillips, 81, of Kelso died March 22, 2007. She was born April 2, 1925, in Tulsa, Okla., to Dale and Helen (Leeds) Drake.

She attended Oklahoma College for Women. Mrs. Phillips was a teacher for 27 years in Lawton, Okla. She taught primary grades, first through sixth, retiring in 1980. She moved to the local area 20 years ago.

TIPPETT, Mary E. (Douglass)

Mary E. Tippett, 82, of 122 N. Locust, Astoria, Ill., passed away at 7:03 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008, at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born July 1, 1925, in Hot Springs, Ark., a daughter of Kavanaugh and Clara Vivian (Hargrave) Douglass. On Nov. 18, 1951, she married James Tippett in Hot Springs, Ark. He survives. Also surviving are her son, Mark (Jill) Tippett of Lewistown; her grandson, Tyler Tippett of East Peoria; her granddaughter, Lauren Tippett of Lewistown; her brother, Jim (Barbara) Douglass of Buford, Ga.; and her sister, Mary Eilene Goins of Mississippi.

COCHRAN, Mary D. (Coleman)

Mary Delores Coleman Cochran was born March 1, 1918 in Waco, TX and died in Dallas, TX on August 29, 2008. 'Dee' Cochran, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and dearest of friends, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Dee, as her friends knew her, spent the first six years of her life in Waco and Weatherford, TX and then moved to Oklahoma City.

McCALLISTER, Mary B. (Masterson)

MARY BETH MCCALLISTER May 19, 1920 - June 2, 2008 CORPUS CHRISTI - Mary Beth McCallister joined her beloved husband, Jake Adam, in their heavenly home on June 2, 2008 in Corpus Christi. Beth was born May 19, 1920 in Ada, Okla., to William B. and Maxine (Reed) Masterson and sister to William B. Masterson Jr. (deceased) and Maxine Theda Graalman (deceased).A private graveside service was held at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi, June 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be celebrated at Lakeway, Austin on Aug.

POSEY, Mark A.

Graveside service for Mark Alan Posey, age 49, of Carson City, Nevada, will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Mark Alan Posey was born the son of William T. Posey, Sr. and Dorothy Nare Posey on September 21, 1959, in Morristown, New Jersey. Mark died on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in Carson City, Nevada. Mark was a 1978 graduate of Chickasha High School and later graduated from USAO. He lived in Chickasha until 2003, when he moved to Wilcox, Arizona. In 2006 he moved to Carson City, Nevada. Mark was an advocate and supporter of World Vision.

MORFORD, Marjorie M.

Marjorie M. Morford was born to Benjamin Frank and Roxie Mae Morford, May 27, 1925, in Aztec, N.M. She died early Sunday morning, May 10, 2009, just short of her 84th birthday. After spending her early years in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, she graduated from Classen High school in Oklahoma City, and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., majoring in physical education (but she really wanted to be a nurse). Margie was swept off her feet by a young 2nd lieutenant, William A. Roehl, at a Valentine Dance held at the college.

WADE, Marjorie E. (Messenger)

Funeral Mass for Marjorie E. "Madge" Wade, 92, Lawton, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Kirk Larkin, pastor, Holy Family Catholic Church, serving as celebrant and the Rev. John Wade as con-celebrant. The rosary with the family will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mrs. Wade died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in Lawton. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. She was born March 25, 1916, in Lawton, to John S.

TAYAR, Marguerite

Healdton, OK Funeral services for Marguerite Tayar, 85 of Healdton will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Healdton, with Rev. Harold Hunt officiating and Rev. Dan Patman assisting. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton. Marguerite was born to Frank F. and Emily (Massad) Tayar on Oct. 5, 1924 in Healdton. She passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2009 in the Ardmore hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Healdton, where she attended school, graduating in 1942. She then received her B.S.

BASSEL, Marguerite (Spencer)

Funeral for Marguerite Spencer Bassel, 93, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Koehn, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Bassel died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in Lawton. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home. She was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Love County, to Conrad Eugene and Maude Virginia Nance Spencer. She was a graduate of the Oklahoma College for Women. She taught fourth grade at Sheridan Road and Brockland Elementary until her retirement.

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