Ouida Dixon, 103, of McAlester, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at a local nursing home. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester. Born Sept. 28, 1904, in Haileyville, Indian Territory, she was the daughter of Oville and Clara (Freeman) Wilder. She was Valedictorian with Haileyville High School Class of 1922. She entered the Oklahoma College for Women of Chickasha to become a teacher. She taught school at Haileyville Public Schools. She married Vernil Dixon. She was an entrepreneur in every sense of the word.
Olive Elzada Phillips Dobbs, age 80, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Grace Church in Wichita Falls, with Tom Rodgers and Reggie Coe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. Mrs. Dobbs was raised in Maud, Oklahoma, and graduated from Maud High School. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Accounting. Mrs.
Funeral for O’dessa Birdwell, 98, Fletcher, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Fletcher First Baptist Church. She died Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Chickasha. Burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery, Fletcher, under direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. She was born Feb. 3, 1911, in Wanette, the daughter of Frank and Margaretta (Haun) Murray. She was raised in and around the Maysville area before moving to Rush Springs where she graduated from high school. She received her bachelors degree from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1933.
Longtime faculty member and former Chickasha Mayor Sam Evans – who taught here from 1947-80 -- died Sunday in Chickasha. Evans is one of only a handful whose careers spanned all three institutional legacies: the Oklahoma College for Women, the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He was 93.
Services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, for Evans in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel in Chickasha. Leon Dennis will officiate.
Truss, Norma Norma Truss, 92, of Oklahoma City, passed away December 10, 2007. She was born to Lennie 'Inez' Muncrief and Horace C. Pool on May 5, 1915 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She graduated from Classen High School & attended the Oklahoma College for Women. She was a faithful charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as Sunday school teacher and pianist and was active with her Women's Circle as well as Women of Westminster. She also helped found the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday school class. Norma married Nash P. Truss, Jr.
Norma Smiley Stern, born in Dallas on December 9, 1918, died on in Plano. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Milton Leo Stern; her son N. John Stern of Toronto, Canada; her parents Eli and Rose Smiley of Dallas; and her brother Sidney Smiley of Dallas.
Weaver, Norma Lea Funeral service for Norma Lea Weaver, 76, of Lone Grove, Oklahoma, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2009 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. NORMA LEA WEAVER was born October 1, 1932 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the daughter of Harold Thomas Hurst and Norma Elsa (Smith) Hurst. She died July 6, 2009 in Bethany, Oklahoma. Norma grew up in the Chickasha area and graduated from Friend High School. She worked as a nurses aide for 12 years. She returned to college with four children at home and graduated from USAO with a degree in Vocational Home Economics.
Mrs. Norma Lea Sanderson, 75, of Bartlesville, died at 4:52 p.m. Friday at the Jane Phillips Medical Center. Memorial services for Mrs. Sanderson will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2007 at the Binger Congregational Church at Binger, Oklahoma with Rev. Jake Hicks officiating. Local arrangements and cremation were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Norlynne Lee Baker, 86, died Sunday, May 10, at Oklahoma Methodist Manor. Norlynne was born September 4, 1922, in Altus, OK, the daughter of Lee and Nona Baker. She attended Altus High School and Oklahoma College for Women. Her life in Tulsa was active with raising her children, volunteering at Saint Francis Hospital for 33 years, the MS Society, and a founding member of The Sewing Club. She was preceded in death by: husband, Jewell Wood; and son, Aaron. Survivors include: children, Michele and husband Bob Bartnick, Kerri and husband Jim Bynum, Brent and wife Jacque Wood.
Word has been received of the death of N'Keigh Diane Hodges, 28, Lawton. Graveside service was held on Thursday. Ms. Hodges died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Lawton. Arrangements were under direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. She was born Nov. 24, 1978, in Amarillo, Texas. She attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, where she received a bachelor of arts in history.