Obits

RODGERS, Mary J. (Norwood)

Mary Joyce Norwood Rodgers died of cancer at age 85 on Sunday, March 21, 2010. She was born at home on December 16, 1924 in Davidson in southwestern Oklahoma, a few miles north of the Red River, and grew up in an Oklahoma pioneer family during the Depression and Dust Bowl. Her father Joseph Guy Norwood and her mother Pearl Franklin Norwood both moved from Arkansas to Davidson in their youth, and while raising their two children, Guy and Mary Joyce, they farmed and ran a dry goods store.

HARRISON, Mary E. (Goodgoin)

Mary Elizabeth (Goodgion) Harrison, 88, of Richmond, died at 3:02 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2010, at her home. Elizabeth was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Miller (Pushmataha County), Okla., the daughter of Lawrence Crawford Goodgion and Mary Elizabeth (Clinkscales) Goodgion. She was a retired elementary teacher, having taught in Ray County for approximately 16 years. Prior to that she was bookkeeper at Pollock Truck and Tractor Company in Richmond. During WWII she worked as a civilian secretary for the U.S.

SIPES, Mary A.

Mary Alice Sipes, 80, died May 20. She was the first child of James Carl Alexander Sipes and Fannie Dockey Girdner Sipes, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Sue Ann Lawson and brother-in-law Robert Lawson of Idabel, Okla., a niece, Rebecca Sue Steiner of Atlanta, Ga., and a nephew, Robert Sipes Lawson of Jonesboro, Ga. She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend.

MALTBY, Marjorie E. (Gibbs)

Marjorie Elizabeth Marge Gibbs Maltby left these earthly bonds on Sunday, May 23, 2010 in Muskogee OK. She was born in Auxvasse, Missouri, the daughter of Cordelia (Sims) Gibbs and Herbert Evan Gibbs on June 13, 1916. At age 5, her family, which included her two older brothers and her older sister moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where they established their home and remained. Mrs.

KEY, Lucy (Thornton)

Lucy Thornton Key, 98, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 20, 2010. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Arlington, 313 N. Center St., Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Harold Key Scholarship Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 152592, Arlington, Texas 76015. The fund was established in 1987 to provide college scholarships to seniors at Sam Houston High School. Lucy Thornton Key was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Ida.

BAKER, Lovelle R. (Wright)

Lovell Rowena Wright Our beloved Lovell Baker passed away on June 27, 2010 from natural causes, at the age of 94. Lovell was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, the daughter of a Methodist minister. She gave her life to the Lord at the age of nine. Her life was devoted to her family and friends, and to serve the Lord and do His will. She touched thousands of lives in countless ways. Lovell graduated valedictorian of her high school class.

COOK, Linda R.

Graveside services for Linda Ruth Cook, 62, of Chickasha, will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2010, in the Fairlawn Cemetery with Sister Alice Wendling officiating and Bill Holly assisting. Linda Ruth Cook was born April 26, 1948, in Ada, Oklahoma. She died Monday, August 16, 2010, in Chickasha. Linda grew up in Ada, Oklahoma where she attended Ada Public Schools. Linda came to Chickasha during the 1960Æs with her family. Linda married Donnie C.

IRWIN, LaVona R. (Sears)

Funeral services for LaVona Ruth Irwin will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2010, at the Carmen Christian Church with Rev. Kirk Board officiating. Interment will be in the Aline Star Cemetery under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary, LLC. LaVona Ruth Irwin was born July 17, 1925, to Samuel F. And Viva Hiatt Sears on her grandparents farm east of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, and passed away on June 22, 2010, at the age of 84 years, 11 months, and 5 days.

BUNNA, Kathleen R. (Lyons)

Kathleen Renee Lyons Bunna passed away July 9, 2010. She was born January 11, 1963, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Joseph and Linda Lyons. Kathy graduated with her Bachelor Degree in Math from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and then received her Master Degree in Business from Oklahoma Christian University. Kathy was a highly credentialed professional.

SORENSON, Kathleen Moore (Moss)

Kathleen Sorenson, 93, of College Station, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Bryan. Burial is set for 9.30 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at Klein Memorial Park, 32539 SH 249, in Tomball, Texas. An 11 a.m. memorial service will follow at Klein Funeral Home (Cy-Fair Northwest), 9719 Wortham in Houston, Texas.

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