Casey, Shirley (Rusk) passed from this life on April 28, 2008, at St. John Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 78 years. Shirley was born August 18, 1929, in Ralston, OK to Walt and Iva (Capps) Rusk. At the age of 4 months her family moved to Oklahoma City. Shirley attended Central High School in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma College of Women. She was united in marriage to 2nd Lt. James M. Casey on November 10, 1951, in Fairview Baptist Church near Dadeville, MO. He survives her.
Sherry Sue Williams Summers, 59, of Duncan, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, in her home in Duncan. Private family memorial service was held. She was born on Oct. 26, 1948, in Duncan, to George Elmer and Maxine B. Harris Williams. She married Allen D. Summers on Dec. 12, 1989, in Duncan. Sherry earned a bachelors degree from USAO in Chickasha. She worked as the office manager for her husbands trucking company. Sherry was also an artist.
Selma Franklyn (Woody) was born December 13, 1938 in Oklahoma City to the late Willie Walter Woody and Willie Johnson. Selma was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Bernita Smith and Lillian Nichols. She accepted Christ at a young age and attended Fairview Baptist Church under the late Rev. S.S. Fairly, and present Pastor John A. Reed, Jr. She was faithful in her church work, where she played both the piano and organ, as well as sang in the choir. She attended Douglass High School graduating in 1956, where she excelled in academics and other activities.
Sarah Frances Wilcoxen passed away March 14, 2009, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of James Madison and Sadie Ann Goddard of Caddo, Oklahoma. She was born August 4, 1923. Sarah graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1945 with a Bachelor of Music degree. She participated and placed in many piano recitals and competitions. After graduation, she traveled to New York City where she attended the Juilliard Summer Program. Upon completion of her studies Sarah moved to Muskogee where she taught music for a year. On June 6, 1947, she married Andrew Calloway Wilcoxen of Muskogee.
Funeral service for Sarah Ann Kell, 73, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Sharon Baptist Church.Sarah Ann Kell was born March 9, 1936 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the daughter of Holland Guidel and Mildred Lena (Taylor) Humphrey. She died February 11, 2010 in Oklahoma City. Sarah lived in the Chickasha area her entire life. She graduated from Friend High School in 1954 and attended Oklahoma College for Women. Sarah married Arthur L. Kell, Sr. September 1,1956 at Sharon Baptist Church. They owned and operated Kell Farms.
Funeral service for Sandra R. 'Sandy' Allen, 65, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the First Christian Church, Chickasha. Sandra R. 'Sandy' Allen was born November 9, 1944 in Horton, Kansas the daughter of Raymond and Thelma Mae (Boyer) Estep. She died February 10, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sandy came to Chickasha in 1959. She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1962. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and graduated from Oklahoma State University. She and Richard Allen were married May 29, 1965.
Sally Jo Mulanax Heldenbrand passed away May 23, 2007. She was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Chickasha. She graduated from El Reno High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She married Norman C. Heldenbrand on Feb. 1, 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Norman; a daughter, Anita Faye Ramey; two brothers, Guy and Jack Mulanax; and a sister, Leta M. Horner.
Ruth Russell Bozalis was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, September 16, 1911, to Beulah Givens Russell and Fred C. Russell, who made the run into Oklahoma in 1889. She died on September 17, 2009, the day after her 98th birthday. She and her mother moved to Oklahoma City in 1917. Ruth graduated from Classen High School and Oklahoma College for Women, now University Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Ruth was married to Dr. George S. Bozalis, and they had three children, Mary Ann, John and Bill. During their 58 years of marriage, they enjoyed worldwide travels.
Ruth Owen, 95, Overland Park, KS, passed on Friday, July 25, 2008 at Manor Care of Overland Park. The Reverend Meg McLaughlin, Pastor at Village Presbyterian Church, will lead a memorial service on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208. Ruth was born in Rocky Ford, Oklahoma on December 4, 1912. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK. Ruth worked for several years for the U.S. Civil Service at Fort Sill, OK.
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.