Obits

RICHARDSON, Lena E. (Render)

Lena Evelyn (Render) Richardson was born November 13, 1928 in Eldorado, Oklahoma and passed this life on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in the Hardeman County Memorial Hospital, Quanah, Texas. Lena Evelyn was the fourth child born to James Olin ôChumö and Lena Leslie (Gardner) Render. She was the only one who survived to adulthood. A 1946 graduate of Eldorado High School, Lena Evelyn attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and Oklahoma A & M University in Stillwater.

DECKER, Lee R.

Lee Roy Decker, age 70, of Mead, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services will be at Streetman Road Baptist Church, Mead, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2008, with the Rev. Darren Wallace officiating, assisted by the Rev. Buddy Hunt. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Duncan under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. He was born on May 23, 1937, in Stillwater, the son of Roy E. and Hazel (Paxton) Decker. He married Barbara Burnett on Aug.

KEPHART, Leah C. (Neugebauer)

Funeral for Leah C. Kephart, 85, Lawton, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Mayer, pastor, and Andrew Yeager, vicar, officiating. Mrs. Kephart died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in a local hospital. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Indiahoma , to Alexander and Rosina Nitschke Neugebauer. She married Earl Kephart in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Dec. 2, 1940. He died March 10,1960.

JEWELL, Lajunta J. (Chastain)

LaJunta June Chastain Jewell, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at her home in Guthrie. Memorial service was to be at 10 a.m. today in Faith Bible Church in Edmond with the Rev. Dr. Mark Hitchcock officiating. Committal prayers and interment will be at 2 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa. She was born July 27, 1925, in Sand Springs, the daughter of Ernest and Jewell Hale Chastain. She married Robert Conrad Jewell in July of 1945. They were married 55 years when he preceded her in death May 19, 2000. They made their home in Duncan, where her husband was affiliated with Halliburton.

MUELLER, Lahoma J. (Crabtree)

Lahoma Jean (Crabtree) Mueller, 75, entered this life on October 3, 1934 born to W.O Tedö and Evelyn (Grimes) Crabtree in Wayne, Oklahoma and entered eternal life on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at St. Anthony Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Jean grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma where she attended Shawnee Schools until her senior year. Her family moved to Purcell in 1951 where she graduated high school. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics.

ATTOCKNIE, Kenneth D.

LAWTON, OKLA. Kenneth Devere Attocknie Born May 27, 1952, in Lawton, Okla. to Kay Attocknie of Apache, Okla. and Justina Joyce Guy of Fort Cobb, Okla. He was a registered member of the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma was also an active member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma. He was a direct descendent of Albert Attocknie ôLone Tipiö, the Comanche chief Ten Bears, and the last sub-chief of the Caddo Tribe, Harry Inkinish ôDuscutö. Most of his childhood was spent in Valdosta, Ga., where he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior while a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

DAVIS, Keitha L. (McCoy)

Keitha Lee Davis, resident of Westminster Village, Ponca City, Oklahoma and former longtime resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died September 19, 2009 at the age of 93. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Bartles-ville, Oklahoma with Rev. Andrew Odom officiating. Interment will follow in the Dale Cemetery in Dale, Oklahoma under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. A family visitation will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel.

MUNDEN, Kaye E. (Stoughton)

Munden, Kaye Elizabeth Kaye Elizabeth Munden, 76, a retired librarian, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at a Bedford hospital. Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 745 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, her memory may be honored with a gift to the Alzheimer's Association, 4144 North Central Expwy., Suite 750, Dallas 75204. Kaye was a native of Battle Creek, Mich., and also lived in Perry, Okla., before moving to Texas in 1949.

TOMLINSON, Katie L. (Smith)

Funeral services for Katie Lue Kay Tomlinson will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, Dec. 30th at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Concordia, Kansas. She died Dec. 24, 2008 at Cloud County Health Center. Kay was born on Jan. 11, 1917 in Altus, Oklahoma to George S. and Sophia K. Smith. She married A.J. Tommy Tomlinson at Guthrie, OK. in 1938. The Tomlinsons were both lifetime educators in Oklahoma and Kansas. She taught English and Home Economics at Milan, Vinland, Woodbine, Dwight, and Burns, Kansas. Kay received her BA from Oklahoma College for Women and a MA from Emporia State.

SIMMONS, Katie C. (Bishop)

Funeral for Katie Colleen Bishop Simmons, 77, Cache, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Becker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Oates, Lighthouse Church of God, and the Rev. Don Barnes, First Assembly of God, officiating. She died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Field of Honor. She was born March 18, 1932, south of Wilson at their farm, to Theodore and Beulah Blackburn Bishop. She moved with her parents and brothers to the present home place east of Cache on Dec. 7, 1941. She attended Black Jack School at Wilson, then Cache Public Schools.

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