Obits

SPOTTS, Wilma J. (Perry)

Surrounded by her children and dear friends, Wilma Jane Perry Spotts passed away on January 16, 2009 in Oklahoma City. Born in Chickasha, on July 22, 1944, she was the only child of Dewey Lee and Reba Virginia Perry. Jane graduated from Chickasha High School in 1962 and attended the Oklahoma College for Women. An administrative professional, Jane worked for the Chickasha Public School system, Grady Memorial Hospital, and most recently, St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City where she was the Continuing Medical Education Coordinator.

KIRBY, Wanda L. (Pulis)

WANDA LORENE PULIS KIRBY Funeral service for Wanda Lorene Pulis Kirby, age 81, of Chickasha will be held 10:00 am Monday, January 15, 2007 at the First Assembly of God Church in Chickasha. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm Monday at the Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Wanda Lorene Pulis Kirby was born June 29, 1925 at Colony, Oklahoma the daughter of Ray and Lula (Gyles) Pulis. She died Tuesday, January 9, 2007 in Chickasha.

OCHIS, Wanda B. (Morgan)

Funeral for Wanda Ball Ochis, 72, Lawton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Willoughby, associate pastor, officiating. Mrs. Ochis died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in Lawton. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, under direction of Becker Funeral Home. She was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Rush Springs, to James Thomas and Ruby Hazel Morgan. Following her graduation from Ninnekah High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.

THOMAS, Vivian R. (Henson)

HEALDTON Services for Vivian Rosamond Thomas, 92, will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, in the United Methodist Church with Brother Joel Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley. Vivian was born in Wanette, on July 1, 1915, to Clyde and Rose Clergett Henson. She passed from this life on Monday, March 3, 2008, at home. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Forrest Thomas; and son-in-law, Warren Roberts. A graduate of Healdton High School, Vivian attended one year at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.

KEELY, Vivian (Norman)

Vivian Norman Keely was born May 31, 1910, and died on July 28, 2009 at the age of 99. She was born in Luther, OK, the first child of George and Florence Norman. The family later moved to Oklahoma City where she graduated from Classen High School in 1928. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha in 1932 and went to her first teaching job in Arcadia, OK where she met her husband, Preston Keely. They were married in 1937 and after living in Okmulgee, and El Reno, they returned to the Keely family farm in 1948 where they lived until Preston's death in 1996.

McKEE, Virginia (Reily)

Virginia McKee McKEE - Virginia, passed away August 9, 2009, in Odessa. TX, were she spent the last 6 years near family. She was born September 13, 1921, in Ponca City, OK. She was the daughter of Ed and Opal Reily. Virginia was a granddaughter of a pioneer who ran in the Oklahoma Sooner Run of 1896. Virginia married Frederick Calvin McKee on June 13, 1941, at First Christian Church in Ponca City, OK. They lived in Tulsa. OK from 1942 to 2003, and were members of the First Christian Church their entire life in Tulsa.

EMBREE, Virginia L.

Virginia Lenora Embree, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009, in the First Christian Church. Virginia Embree was born to William Ratleoff Embree and Cora Alice Shaffer Embree on November 7, 1914, in Hobart, Oklahoma. She died on January 5, 2009, in the arms of her loving family in Chickasha. She taught more than a generation of women, especially her nieces and students, to expect and receive more than the best from themselves. Virginia graduated from Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in Chickasha in 1938.

SWIFT, Virgil H. Jr.

Funeral for Virgil Hume Swift Jr., 62, Anadarko, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Mr. Swift died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Oklahoma City. Burial will be in Wichita Tribal Cemetery, northeast of Anadarko, under direction of Steverson Funeral Home, Anadarko. He was born April 13, 1947, in Lawton, and graduated from Anadarko High School with the Class of 1965. He was a lifetime resident of Anadarko. He attended Cameron State Agricultural College for two semesters, participating in the ROTC program.

COYER, Violet (Puckett)

Violet Puckett Coyer of Wilburton, Oklahoma, died on Monday September 28, of natural causes. Born April 19, 1925 in Guion, Arkansas, the daughter of T.H. and Mary Leah Helm Puckett. Mrs. Coyer graduated from Rosedale High School and Oklahoma College for Women. She taught at the Jane Brooks School for the Deaf in Chickasha, Oklahoma and as a special education teacher for the deaf in the Mesa, Arizona public school system. Married to Roger L. Coyer, Sr., mother of Judith Kinney of Thomaston, ME; Roger L. Coyer, Jr.

GARY, Vinita (White)

Gary, Vinita W. Vinita W. Gary passed away gently from this life Friday, July 17, in Norman. Memorial services will be held at the Portland Avenue Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23. In lieu of flowers she requested that donations be made to medical research. The daughter of John and Laura, she was born Vinita Marie White, June 22, 1921 in Bentley, Atoka, Oklahoma. Her father was killed in an on the job accident when she was a child. Her stepfather was Herman Case.

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