Obits

MONTGOMERY, Thomas O.

Funeral service for Thomas Orin Montgomery, age 80, of Chickasha was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2010, in the New Life Christian Church. Rev. Ezell Nelson officiated. Thomas Orin was born the son of John Everett Montgomery and Verna Opal Gourley Montgomery on September 3, 1929 in Bartlesville and died on July 15, 2010 in Chickasha. Tom served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War. On May 3, 1953, he married Katherine Colleen Pelham in Berkeley, California.

KERN, Ruth B. (Edington)

Graveside service for Ruth Bernice Edington Kern, age 90, of Chickasha, will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Fairlawn Cemetery. Ruth Bernice Edington Kern died May 22, 2010. Bernice had a persevering personality that led her down life’s path of spirituality, appreciation of education, and entrepreneurship. She rejoiced daily in her God-given blessings that she could share with family, friends and community.

HILL, Ruby L.

RUBY LEE HILL Ruby, age 82, of Fresno, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 15, 2010. She died with loving family by her side. Born May 5, 1927 in Lindsay, Oklahoma, she was the second daughter of R.C. and Nancy Hill. She was raised on a farm and knew the value of hard work. She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1944, received a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma College for Women.

CLOUD, Peggy D.

Cloud, Peggy Dean Peggy Dean Cloud was born February 1, 1931, to Annabelle and Harold Cloud in Mangum, OK. She departed this life on March 21, 2007.

 

ANDROCKITIS, Patricia M. (Callaghan)

Patricia M. (Callaghan) Androckitis, 63, of Syracuse, went to be with the Lord on Sunday surrounded by her loving family. Born in Syracuse, she was a life resident of the area. Patricia was a 1964 graduate of St. Anthony of Padua High School and a 1969 graduate of Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts. Mrs. Androckitis was a caseworker for the American Red Cross, with 30 years of service. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Rosemary Callaghan.

BIBLE, Myrtle O. (Moyer)

Funeral for Myrtle Orpha Bible, 100, Cyril, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cyril Church of Christ with Adrian Smith officiating. She died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Chickasha. Burial will be in Celestial Gardens Cemetery, Cyril, under direction of McRay's Cyril Funeral Home. Myrtle Orpha was born Nov. 23, 1909, in Eureka, Kan., the daughter of John Calvin Moyer and Lillie Drusella Cockrell Moyer. When Myrtle was a child, she left Kansas and moved to Texas for two years then moved to Rush Springs.

ZACHARY, Mildred (Campbell)

Mildred "Mickey" (Campbell) Zachary, age 103, passed from this life on March 27, 2010 in Yukon, OK. Mickey was born on March 21, 1907 to Erick and Jennie Campbell. She grew up in the Pryor, Oklahoma, area and attended college at Oklahoma College for Women and Oklahoma State University. She began teaching school in Ocheleta, where she met fellow teacher, Leroy H. "Hal" Zachary. They were married on June 1, 1929 in Stillwater, OK.

SCOTT, Mary L. (Trammell)

Funeral service for Mary Linn Scott, 86, of Chickasha will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Chickasha. Mary Linn Scott was born April 13, 1924 in Chickasha, the daughter of Clark and Willie Mae (Ramsey) Trammell. She died April 29, 2010, at her home with her family at her side. Mary Linn graduated from Chickasha High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She moved back to Chickasha in 1962 and worked for Colvert Dairy and Lonnie Jordan, CPA.

LEMONS, Mary L. (Pruet)

Funeral Services for Mary L. Lemons, 90, of Broken Arrow were held at 11 Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Wilke officiated. Burial was at 2p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home. She died Thursday, May 27, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Lemons was born Dec. 5, 1919, in El Reno, Okla., the daughter of Robert and Emma (Morrison) Pruet. A 1937 graduate of Chickasha High School, she attended Lindenwood College in St.

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.

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