Obits

GIONTA, Ruth M. (Corbell)

Ruth Marie Corbell Gionta passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009. She was born in Okmulgee, OK on September 29, 1920, to David H. and Dessie (Fender) Corbell. Ruth graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1938 and attended Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, OK in 1938-1939. Later Ruth attended and graduated from Northeastern State University with a B.S. in Business 1943 and with a M.A. in English 1969. She taught in Braggs and Beggs High Schools from 1940-1943 and worked at Philips Petroleum Company during World War II, 1943-1947. Ruth married John B.

WINTER, Ruby V. (Attebery)

Ruby Voncille (Attebery) Winter, born August 30, 1928 on a farm near Waurika, Oklahoma, to Oliver Claude and Dovie Pearl (Booth) Attebery, passed away January 14, 2010. She attended the Waurika schools and Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, where she met and married Bill Winter, a southeastern Oklahoma boy, in 1947. They had one daughter, Patricia Ann. They came to the Del City/Midwest City area in 1948, where she resided at the time of her death, the past few years as a resident of the Arbor House in Midwest City.

FATHEREE, Ruby (Holden)

Ruby Fatheree was born June 12, 1914 in Willow, Oklahoma to Zuna Ross and John Charles Holden. Her mother died during the flu epidemic when Ruby was only five years old. She and her brother, John, and sister, Bonnie, were sent to live with aunts and uncles until her father remarried her stepmother, Pearl, and the family was reunited in El Reno, Oklahoma. Ruby received her teaching degree from Oklahoma Women's College and began her career as an educator. At that time, young teachers were to be single, never drink, smoke, play cards or dance! In 1941 she married Tom Guy Capps.

TROUTT, Roy

Troutt, Roy Roy Trout Services are scheduled Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the USAO Alumni Chapel for Roy Hartley Troutt of Norman, 87, former president of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Rice, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Norman. Roy Troutt was born on Jan. 27, 1921, in Durant, Okla., and died on Friday, Dec. 26, in Norman. Retiring from USAO in 2000, Roy Troutt's 60-year career in Oklahoma education spanned seven decades, 11 U.S. presidents and 13 Oklahoma governors.

GARRETT, Rowena (King)

Rowena Garrett, age 70, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was born on July 7, 1939 and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Rowena Jean King was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and was the only child of Robert King and Lorraine Rains King. She graduated in 1957 from Chickasha High School and then earned an Associate degree in business from Oklahoma College for Women. On June 1, 1958, Rowena married her husband of 51 years, Bobby Lee Garrett. For 35 years she was church secretary and later secretary to the pastor at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

BOLING, Rosemary (Barton)

Mrs. Rosemary Boling, 82, of Rogers, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Chickasha, Okla., to Earl and Frances (Wendt) Barton. She lived in Chickasha, Okla., for 39 years, and was a graduate of Oklahoma College for Women with a bachelor degree in art. Fayetteville was her home for 25 years. She was an award-winning artist, homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

DIVER, Roberta L. (Briscoe)

Diver, Roberta L. Roberta Lucille (Lucy) Briscoe Diver, 86, of Claremont, CA passed away Sunday June 10, 2007. She was born September 4, 1920 in Oklahoma City, OK to Saphrona and Richard Briscoe. During her childhood, Lucy liv ed on the Briscoe Family Sooner Farm near Mustang, Oklahoma. Lucy graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1942. She served as a Service Club Director for the civil service at Ft. Belvoir, VA and Obersdorf, Germany. While serving in Germany, Lucy met and fell in love with Lt. Richard B. (Dick) Diver from Meyersdale, PA. They were married on October 23, 1948.

FRENCH, Robert E. Sr.

Memorial services for Robert Earl French Sr., 56, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, at First Assembly of God. The Rev. David Toppan will officiate. Burial will be in Anadarko, Okla. French died Jan. 14, 2010, in Gallup. He was born May 21, 1953, in Lawton, Okla. French graduated from Anadarko High School and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with B.A. Political Science University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. During his professional career, he consulted tribes from across the U.S. and served as Director of Ethics and Rule for the Navajo Nation for 9 years.

RITTHALER, Rickie C.

RICKIE CAROL RITTHALER A graveside service for Rickie Carol Ritthaler, 60, of Oklahoma City, will be 10 a.m. Friday in Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion at Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry. The Rev. Jack Atkinson will officiate. Arrangements are by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry.

HUBBARD, Richard B.

ANADARKO -- Funeral for Richard Braton Hubbard, 55, Poston, Ariz., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Anadarko with Marvin Delaware officiating. Mr. Hubbard died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Phoenix. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

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