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GARRETT, Mary J. (Randall)

Mary Joan Garrett, former resident of Blackwell, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. She was 83. The graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in Blackwell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Miller and Rev. Craig Castleberry of Broadway Baptist Church officiating. Mary Joan Garrett was born July 2, 1925, in Blackwell, the daughter of Glen T. and Mary Faye Hill Randall. She grew up in Blackwell attending Blackwell schools and graduated in 1943. She then attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She married Cleo Owen Garrett on Jan.

BRAUER, Mary J. (Andrews)

Memorial service for Mary Janice (Andrews) Brauer, age 80, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009, in the Epworth United Methodist Church. Rev. Rockford Johnson will officiate, and Rev. Don Horton will assist. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Mary Janice was born the daughter of Foster Findley F.F."" Andrews and Lutie Lee Lindsey Andrews on September 19, 1928, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. She died on April 16, 2009 in Chickasha. Janice was born and raised in Anadarko.

BARTLETT, Mary J. (Brasiel)

Funeral service for Mary Jane Guinn Bartlett, age 81 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2009, in the Bible Baptist Church. Rev. Mike Butler will officiate and Rev. Kim Hayes will assist. Mary Jane was born the daughter of Otis Crawford Brasiel and Bertha Quattlebaum Brasiel on July 24, 1927, in Meeker, Oklahoma. She died on May 25, 2009, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mary Jane lived in the Minco-Cogar area most of her life and later moved to the farm north of Verden. She worked as a cook in the cafeteria at USAO for many years until retiring in 1995.

ROADSTRUM, Mary H. (Pryor)

Roadstrum, Mary Helen Mary Helen Roadstrum, formerly of Holden, passed on December 4, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Roadstrum was born Mary Helen Pryor in Ardmore, Oklahoma and was the wife of the late WPI Professor William Henry Roadstrum. Mrs. Roadstrum is survived by two daughters, Ruth Kraner of Palmetto, Florida and Martha Moffett of St. Paul, Minnesota. Mrs. Roadstrum is a graduate of Oklahoma College for Women, with a degree in home economics, and organ. She taught home economics in public school.

PHILLIPS, Mary H. (Drake)

Phillips, Mary H. Phillips, Mary H. Mary Helen Phillips, 81, of Kelso died March 22, 2007. She was born April 2, 1925, in Tulsa, Okla., to Dale and Helen (Leeds) Drake.

She attended Oklahoma College for Women. Mrs. Phillips was a teacher for 27 years in Lawton, Okla. She taught primary grades, first through sixth, retiring in 1980. She moved to the local area 20 years ago.

TIPPETT, Mary E. (Douglass)

Mary E. Tippett, 82, of 122 N. Locust, Astoria, Ill., passed away at 7:03 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008, at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born July 1, 1925, in Hot Springs, Ark., a daughter of Kavanaugh and Clara Vivian (Hargrave) Douglass. On Nov. 18, 1951, she married James Tippett in Hot Springs, Ark. He survives. Also surviving are her son, Mark (Jill) Tippett of Lewistown; her grandson, Tyler Tippett of East Peoria; her granddaughter, Lauren Tippett of Lewistown; her brother, Jim (Barbara) Douglass of Buford, Ga.; and her sister, Mary Eilene Goins of Mississippi.

COCHRAN, Mary D. (Coleman)

Mary Delores Coleman Cochran was born March 1, 1918 in Waco, TX and died in Dallas, TX on August 29, 2008. 'Dee' Cochran, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and dearest of friends, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Dee, as her friends knew her, spent the first six years of her life in Waco and Weatherford, TX and then moved to Oklahoma City.

McCALLISTER, Mary B. (Masterson)

MARY BETH MCCALLISTER May 19, 1920 - June 2, 2008 CORPUS CHRISTI - Mary Beth McCallister joined her beloved husband, Jake Adam, in their heavenly home on June 2, 2008 in Corpus Christi. Beth was born May 19, 1920 in Ada, Okla., to William B. and Maxine (Reed) Masterson and sister to William B. Masterson Jr. (deceased) and Maxine Theda Graalman (deceased).A private graveside service was held at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi, June 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be celebrated at Lakeway, Austin on Aug.

POSEY, Mark A.

Graveside service for Mark Alan Posey, age 49, of Carson City, Nevada, will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Mark Alan Posey was born the son of William T. Posey, Sr. and Dorothy Nare Posey on September 21, 1959, in Morristown, New Jersey. Mark died on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in Carson City, Nevada. Mark was a 1978 graduate of Chickasha High School and later graduated from USAO. He lived in Chickasha until 2003, when he moved to Wilcox, Arizona. In 2006 he moved to Carson City, Nevada. Mark was an advocate and supporter of World Vision.

MORFORD, Marjorie M.

Marjorie M. Morford was born to Benjamin Frank and Roxie Mae Morford, May 27, 1925, in Aztec, N.M. She died early Sunday morning, May 10, 2009, just short of her 84th birthday. After spending her early years in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, she graduated from Classen High school in Oklahoma City, and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., majoring in physical education (but she really wanted to be a nurse). Margie was swept off her feet by a young 2nd lieutenant, William A. Roehl, at a Valentine Dance held at the college.

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