Billy George Ketchum Jr. of Rush, Springs died Friday, October 29, 2010. He was born April 8, 1970 in Key West, Florida, the son of Billy (George) and Barbara Ketchum. Billy was a member of the Eastern Delaware Tribe. He graduated from Copan High School in 1988. Billy was active in football, hunting, fishing, gardening, and hanging out with his big sister. Billy married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth (Kraft) Ketchum on Jan. 1, 1988 and had two lovely children, Sarah and Kimberly. Billy was an active and loving father in the livesÆ of his girls.
Annabelle Lee Ross Nieman, 85, passed peacefully into heaven on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Tulsa, OK. Annabelle was born to Ashby G. Ross and Annabelle Hollis Ross on February 15, 1925 in Kusa, OK. Annabelle graduated from Henryetta High School and Oklahoma College for Women. In 1948, while working for American Airlines in Mexico City, Annabelle met and married Ernesto Ornelas, Jr. In October 1962, Annabelle became affiliated with World Book Encyclopedia. In 1971, Annabelle and Lester John Nieman were married.
HICKORY, Alicia Ruth Comby Dunn, 87, of 29th Ave. NE, Hickory died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at a residence in Hickory. She was born August 24, 1923 to her parents, the late Henry Burchard and Alice Mae Little Comby. Alicia was a graduate of Chickasha High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. She worked for the American Red Cross and the U.S. Government in many capacities, including the Department of Agriculture. Two stepsons, Michael Dunn and Pat Dunn, both of Oklahoma; a brother, William J. ""Bill"" Comby of Conover survive her.
Services for arts enthusiast Judy Carroll Belcher, 46, who died on Sept. 6 while traveling in Aruba, are set for 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.
Funeral for Zella Logan Beauchamp, 101, Gainesville, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Indiahoma Church of Christ with Kirk Givens, minister officiating. Mrs. Beauchamp passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at her daughters home in Gainesville, Fla. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Indiahoma, under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born July 14, 1908, in Lawton to W. Arthur and Emily Lee Logan.
Yvonne Kidd Kilgo, 97, formerly of Midwest City, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Regency Nursing Home in Springfield, IL.. She was born December 12, 1912 in Wanette, Oklahoma to Eva and Claude Kidd. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Clyde Earl Kidd and one sister Lois Marie.
Winifred Knight Thompson IRCC, Viera Winifred Knight Thompson died peacefully on July 19, 2010. She was born in Norman, Oklahoma on June 28, 1921. She received a BS in Home Economics from Oklahoma College for Women and a Masters degree from Drexel University, PA. During WWII she served three years as a Navy WAVE Disbursing Officer. She married Lewis Thompson in 1946, and lived in Newtown Square, PA, Huntington, NY, and Cherry Hill, NJ. She taught high school Home Economics in PA and NJ.
Winifred (Garvin) Hughes went to be with her heavenly family on August 10, 2010 at the age of 89. She was born on Nov. 20, 1920, to Jacob and Sabie (Bagwell) Garvin at her grandparents’ home in rural Pontotoc Co., OK. At the age of 6 weeks they moved to McClain Co., OK. She graduated from Washington High School, attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK, and Draughons Business School in OKC, OK. Winifred was very proficient in shorthand and an excellent speller and typist.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Virginia Mae Smith Rowley, 80, died August 6, 2010 at the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born April 22, 1930 in Sayre, Oklahoma, to Charles M. and Bernice W. Smith. As a young girl, she moved throughout Oklahoma and Kansas with her family.
Memorial service for Virginia E. Estill Ritchie, 98, of Enid, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory. Virginia was born March 4, 1912, in Carrier, Okla., to Joseph Hume and Mable (Jones) Estill and died Friday, June 11, 2010, in Enid. She grew up near Carrier and graduated from Carrier High School. Virginia graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. She later attended nurse’s school at Massachusetts General Hospital.