Obits

CORLEY, Carol M. (Jones)

Carol Mae Jones Corley died Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Gulf Shores. She was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Perry, Noble County, Okla., to O.W. Jones and Marcia Dawson Jones. She was a graduate of Sentinel High School, Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She taught in the Jefferson County school system for 16 years retiring in 1978. She relocated to Gulf Shores, and worked in retail sales for a number of years. She was a Methodist.

DARNELL, Barbara D. (Bowersock)

A memorial service for Barbara Dale (Bowersock) Darnell, 85, of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church with Doyle Kinney officiating. Barbara Dale Bowersock was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Hobart, the daughter of Robert David and Mary Lenora (Barner) Bowersock. She died July 8, 2010, at her home following a long battle with cancer.

MARTIN, Ardath A. (St. John)

Funeral for Ardath Arlene Martin, 87, Houston, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Whinery-Huddleston Chapel. She died Thursday, March 25, 2010, in Houston. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 25, 1922, on a farm near Minco, to Charles and Elsie Goode St. John. Ardath graduated from high school in Chickasha a member of the NHS.

Obituary - Elsie Null Served with Distinction from 1943-81

Services for Dr. Elsie Null, 93, of Chickasha are scheduled Thursday (May 6) at 1:30 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home.  Dr. Null taught for more than 38 years at this institution, spanning all three legacies -- from the World War II days at the Oklahoma College for Women, through the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts period, and into the modern University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma era.

Regent Chesley Herndon Dead at 83

Geologist Chesley C. Herndon Jr. of Oklahoma City, whose family has served or been connected to the University of Science and Arts for more than 100 years, died April 7 after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

HIMMELMANN, Zola M. (Holmes)

At the age of 92, Zola Marie Himmelmann of Bemus Point, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in Prosper, Texas. Zola was born July 19, 1916, the only child of Jessie Marie Dagle Holmes and John Oliver Holmes in Binger, Okla. Zola's husband, Clifford O. Himmelmann, preceded her death on May 1, 1977. She is survived by three children: Karen Ann Elizabeth Himmelmann Smith (husband, Charles) of Texas, Kim William Himmelmann (wife, Deborah) of Maryland, and Kathryn Lynn Ellen Himmelmann Benson of Texas.

WILSON, Winnidell (Gravitt)

Winnidell Gravitt Wilson age 88, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2009 at her home in Eagan. Preceded in death by husband, John Wilson; parents, Andy and Winnie Gravitt, and brothers, Jack and Joe Gravitt. Winnidell is survived by daughter, Joanne (Duane) Lindahl of Amelia Island, FL; son, Murray (Rebecca) Wilson of Eagan, MN; son, Ross (Margo Squire) Wilson of Bethesda, MD; 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

HODGES, Winifred B. (Ragsdale)

Winifred B. Hodges, 86, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born May 31, 1921, to George B. and Maggie L. (Creed) Ragsdale in Liberal. She married Basil L. Hodges Feb. 16, 1941, in Liberal. He died Oct. 28, 1998. She graduated Liberal High School in 1939 and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickashaw, Okla. She and her husband owned the Hodges Candy for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the CWF, Jolly Girls Bridge Club and J.U.G. Club, all of Liberal.

WADE, Wilma L. (Taylor)

Wilma L. Wade, Our mother, died peacefully on December 22, 2008, at 1:10 a.m., following a short illness. Mother was born to William B. and Sarah E. Taylor on October 22, 1914, sharing the spotlight with her twin sister, Velma. Both attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha until marriage. Mother devoted herself to her family, friends and community activities in Edmond during our childhood and was a master seamstress. Upon the dissolution of her marriage, it was necessary for Mother to reinvent herself. She attended business school in Bartlesville and soon was employed by Reda Pump.

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.

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