Obits

EBERSOLE, Jean (Netherton)

Jean Ebersole, of 705 W. Spring, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas following a long battle with cancer.

She was born at Carnegie, OK the daughter of Bonnie and Gertrude (Bybee) Netherton.  She graduated from Carnegie High School in 1944 and continued her education at Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in 1948.  She came to Conway Springs later that year where she taught business subjects at Conway Spring High School.

WILLIS, Ira Jr.

Ira Willis Jr., 50, of Altus, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at English Village Manor. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Alexander, Supt. Pastor Robert Green and Elder Dwayne Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home. Ira Willis Jr. was born on Oct. 8, 1960, in Clinton to Ira and Imogene (Hill) Willis. He attended Altus Public Schools and was active in the Junior High Choir, football and basketball.

WOODARD, Helen (Delozier)

Helen Gene Delozier Woodard (February 9, 1914 - September 30, 2010) was born the daughter of a coal miner in Fork Ridge, Tennessee, the youngest of ten children of Andrew and Mattie Delozier. The family moved to Stilwell, OK, when Helen was a young child. She was allowed to enter school at the age of twelve and graduated as valedictorian of her class at age twenty-one. She then began to take college courses, one or two at a time, until she was able to graduate from the Oklahoma College for Women when she was in her mid-forties.

WOODERSON, Harriett L. (Doughty)

Harriett Louis Burhman Wooderson, resident of Blackwell, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell. She was 93. Harriett Louis Burhman Wooderson was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Vincent E. and Emma M. Naddler Doughty. In 1918, she moved with her family to Three Sands south of Tonkawa before returning to Missouri to make their home in Bethany. In 1924, the family moved to Blackwell, where she grew up attending Blackwell Public Schools and graduating from Blackwell High School in 1935.

O'NEAL, Gladys R. (McCormick)

Mrs. Jack Gladys Reba (McCormick) O'Neal was born on Feb. 19, 1907, to pioneer parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McCormick of southwest of Altus. She passed away Nov. 30, 2010. She attended grade school at Prairie Home and Olustee, later graduating from high school at Porter High. She attended college at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, and was a graduate of Altus Junior College and Southwestern State College at Weatherford. She also did graduate work in her field at the University of Oklahoma in Norman and the University of Denver in Denver, Colo.

WALLACE, George M.

George Mark Wallace, 51, of Las Vegas, Nev. passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mark was born in Miami, Okla. Feb. 6, 1959 to John D. Cob and Patty Wallace. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1977 and later on went to and graduated from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Okla. He is survived by a sister, Kelly Rion and husband Lonnie of Mound Valley, Kan.; and Paula Zimmerman Tahista of Las Vegas, Nev. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Patty Wallace, in May 1997, and father, John D. Cob Wallace in November 2001.

BLACKBURN, Gaye L. (Hill)

Graveside service for Gaye Lavenia (Hill) Blackburn, 61, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Ninnekah Cemetery. Gaye Lavenia (Hill) Blackburn was born December 24, 1949 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the daughter of Leon William and Dorothea Mae (Snell) Hill. She died February 22, 2011 in Chickasha. Gaye lived in Chickasha her entire life. She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1968 and attended USAO. She and Steve Blackburn were married October 15, 1971 in Chickasha.

JORGENSON, Frankie E. (Ford)

Frankie Edna Ford Jorgenson went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved A.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Wilkins Nursing Center in Duncan. She is now free from the pain of this earthly body and singing a strong alto beside A.J.’s baritone in the heavenly choir. Frankie was born on Aug. 6, 1929, in the community of Arthur to Inez and Hardy Ford. She grew up and went to school at Arthur through eighth grade. They moved into town in 1942, across from Immanuel Baptist church. She began attending church at Immanuel, where she gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized.

MAHONE, Frances J.

Frances Jane Mahone (Janie) from Chickasha died Thursday, the 24th day of February 2011 at Carmel Health and Living Center in Carmel, IN. Born in 1951, Janie attended Chickasha Public Schools and received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from USAO in 1997. Janie was a loving mother and grandmother who, above all else, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed photography, writing poetry, and reading. She loved animals and was rarely without a loyal pet by her side.

FELTON, Frances

I wanted to let you that my godmother, Frances G. Felton, PhD, died March 8, 2010 after a brief illness. She was 91. She was an OCW class of 39 and Hall of Fame honeree.  She and my other godmother, OCW class of 39, Crystil Jeck, were the reason I attended USAO.  They became college roommates and remained so until Crystil's death about 20 years ago. OU sent Frances a letter May 2008 honoring the 50th anniversary of her earned PhD in Microbiology.

 

Funeral arrangements are pending and I think there will be an obit in the OKC paper. 

 

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