Obits

SAMPSON, Mozelle (Armstrong)

Funeral services for Mozelle Sampson, 91, of Stillwater, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday in the Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha. Mozelle Sampson was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Cement, the daughter of Stanley and Mattie (Luton) Armstrong. She died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at her home in Stillwater. She grew up near Cement and southwest of Chickasha. She attended and graduated from Pioneer Public Schools in 1935. Mozelle married Blanchard Sampson on Sept. 17, 1937. They were blessed with five children, Phil, Mary Anne, Gary, David and Kent.

BRAND, Mozelle K. (Keyes)

Kathryn Brand Mozelle, known by many as Monker, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. She was 90 years young. Mozelle was born in Naples, Oklahoma, on January 27, 1919, to Pauline O. and William L. Keyes. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women. In 1945 Mozelle married the love of her life Joseph K. Brand in El Reno, Oklahoma. From this union they had 2 daughters, Paula and Kathy. Mozelle was always devoted to her family, placing each member's needs above her own. She always had a positive outlook on life showing both strength and compassion to all that she met.

EHN, Mita A. (Minnett)

Mita Ann Minnett Ehn, 78, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in Arlington after a courageous battle with vascular dementia. Memorial service: 1p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Sevier Funeral Home, 702 W. Chickasha Ave., in Chickasha, OK. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104, or the Alzheimer's Association. She was born in Chickasha, OK, on Oct. 30, 1931, to Henry and Norma Collins Minnett.

GRAHAM, Mildred O. (Smith)

NOBLE -- Funeral for Mildred Odell Graham, 85, Noble, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha. Mrs. Graham died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Noble. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. She was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Waurika, to Franklin Burl and Eula Alta Doggett Smith. She graduated from OCW, now University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha. She lived in Lawton from 1948 until 2007. She taught school at Woodrow Wilson Elementary.

PARKEY, Mildred M. (Stogsdill)

Iowa Park Mildred Marie (Stogsdill) Parkey, 93, of Iowa Park, Texas, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Iowa Park. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park. Alvis Edmondson of Arlington, Texas, will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home of Iowa Park. Mildred was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, June 10, 1915, to James Robert and Maria (Funk) Stogsdill. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women obtaining a Bachelors Degree.

RILING, Mildred E.

Mildred Elizabeth Riling, 101 Memorial service for Mildred Elizabeth Riling, 101, of Lawton, will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with Rev. William B. Carlin II, pastor, officiating. Ms. Riling died on Feb. 25, 2008, in Lawton. She was born April 10, 1906 in Chicopee, Kansas, to Albert Ernest Riling and Josphine (Hudson) Riling. She received her B.A. Degree from Oklahoma College for Women in 1925, her M.A. from The University of Oklahoma in 1926 and did graduate work at The University of Minnesota from 1938 through 1940.

McKAY, Michael D.

McKay, Michael Duane Michael Duane McKay Funeral service for Michael Duane McKay, 57, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2008, in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. Michael Duane McKay was born January 3, 1951, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the son of R. C. and Betty (Miller) McKay and died October 14, 2008, in Chickasha. Mike graduated from Chickasha High School and attended USAO. He was an avid OU fan and loved his Irish heritage. Mike loved to spend time with his grandchildren and watch Logan play sports.

GARRETT, Melva J. (McGuire)

Memorial service for Melva Jo Garrett, 78, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Arthur Blount, pastor, First Baptist Church, Carnegie, and the Rev. Charlie Blount, pastor, First Baptist Church, El Reno, officiating. Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her home. She was born July 21, 1931, in Lawton, to John Ed and Willie Juanita Guthrie McGuire. She attended Cameron State Agricultural College and graduated from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts at Chickasha. She received her masters degree at the University of Oklahoma.

MERCER, Melba M. (Schmidt)

Funeral for Melba Mae Mercer, 83, Norman, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church, Indiahoma. She died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Norman. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery under direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Corn to Theo and Minnie Klassen Schmidt. She was raised in the Corn and Gotebo communities. She graduated from Gotebo High School, where she attended Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church, and entered Oklahoma College for Women as an education major.

GRAHAM, Maye (Jobe)

Funeral service for Maye Graham, 84, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Bible Baptist Church, Chickasha. Maye Graham was born May 2, 1925 in Ninnekah, Oklahoma to Doc and Donnie Jobe. She was the youngest of 10 children. She died February 7, 2010 in Chickasha. She attended school at Union Hill and Ninnekah. During World War II, she worked as a beauty operator in Chickasha. She married Reid Doss, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp, in 1946. Maye and Reid began their family shortly after.

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