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GARRETT, Rowena (King)

Rowena Garrett, age 70, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was born on July 7, 1939 and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Rowena Jean King was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and was the only child of Robert King and Lorraine Rains King. She graduated in 1957 from Chickasha High School and then earned an Associate degree in business from Oklahoma College for Women. On June 1, 1958, Rowena married her husband of 51 years, Bobby Lee Garrett. For 35 years she was church secretary and later secretary to the pastor at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

BOLING, Rosemary (Barton)

Mrs. Rosemary Boling, 82, of Rogers, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Chickasha, Okla., to Earl and Frances (Wendt) Barton. She lived in Chickasha, Okla., for 39 years, and was a graduate of Oklahoma College for Women with a bachelor degree in art. Fayetteville was her home for 25 years. She was an award-winning artist, homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

DIVER, Roberta L. (Briscoe)

Diver, Roberta L. Roberta Lucille (Lucy) Briscoe Diver, 86, of Claremont, CA passed away Sunday June 10, 2007. She was born September 4, 1920 in Oklahoma City, OK to Saphrona and Richard Briscoe. During her childhood, Lucy liv ed on the Briscoe Family Sooner Farm near Mustang, Oklahoma. Lucy graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1942. She served as a Service Club Director for the civil service at Ft. Belvoir, VA and Obersdorf, Germany. While serving in Germany, Lucy met and fell in love with Lt. Richard B. (Dick) Diver from Meyersdale, PA. They were married on October 23, 1948.

FRENCH, Robert E. Sr.

Memorial services for Robert Earl French Sr., 56, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, at First Assembly of God. The Rev. David Toppan will officiate. Burial will be in Anadarko, Okla. French died Jan. 14, 2010, in Gallup. He was born May 21, 1953, in Lawton, Okla. French graduated from Anadarko High School and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with B.A. Political Science University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. During his professional career, he consulted tribes from across the U.S. and served as Director of Ethics and Rule for the Navajo Nation for 9 years.

RITTHALER, Rickie C.

RICKIE CAROL RITTHALER A graveside service for Rickie Carol Ritthaler, 60, of Oklahoma City, will be 10 a.m. Friday in Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion at Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry. The Rev. Jack Atkinson will officiate. Arrangements are by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry.

HUBBARD, Richard B.

ANADARKO -- Funeral for Richard Braton Hubbard, 55, Poston, Ariz., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Anadarko with Marvin Delaware officiating. Mr. Hubbard died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Phoenix. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

FLEMING, Rhonda

Rhonda Fleming, 49, of Altus, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Kincannon Funeral Home with Elder D. Jones and Elder Bennie Alexander officiating. Burial will follow services at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. She was born on April 2, 1958 in Altus to John A. and Earlene (Pollard) Fleming. She attended Altus Schools, graduating in Roswell, N.M. in 1975. She attended WOSC and was trained in Oklahoma City as a professional nanny. She worked at S.W.O.D.A.

COOPER, Ree P. (Snider)

Ree Cooper A Celebration of Life service for Seminole resident, Ree Perry Cooper is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Sulphur. Interment is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday at Sulphur Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

STEPHENS, Ramah (Linder)

Stephens, Ramah Linder Ramah Linder Stephens, 79, passed away Monday, July 9, 2007 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born September 14, 1927 in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma to William and Beulah (Jackson) Linder. She graduated from Capitol Hill High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women, Northeast Louisiana State University and The University of Houston, majoring in Art Education. Ramah was an award winning artist with art in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

CRANTON, Phyllis J. (Andersen)

Cranton, Phyllis Jean PHYLLIS JEAN CRANTON Funeral service for Phyllis Jean Cranton, 78, of Oxford, Mississippi, formerly of Chickasha, were held Monday, April 14, 2008, at 10:00a.m., in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Jeffrey B. Cranton, Phyllis' grandson, will officiate. Phyllis was born November 9, 1929 in Concordia, Kansas, the daughter of Anton C. (Tony) and Victoria Andersen. She died Wednesday, April 09, 2008, in Oxford, Mississippi following a brief illness. Phyllis grew up in Salina and after graduating from high school attended Oklahoma College for Women.

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