RAMSEY, Frances (Pepin)

Graveside services for Frances Ramsey will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ramsey passed away on Feb. 6, 2008, in Kingston at home. The daughter of Frank and Hyral Pepin, she was born on Nov. 16, 1925, in Laredo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Utah Pepin and Jack Pepin She married Dee Ramsey on May 2, 1956, in Stillwater, and moved to Ardmore in 1960 where for 47 years she was bookkeeper for her husband in his business, Dee Ramsey Air Conditioning. She was past grand regent in Oklahoma Women of the Moose.


Frances R. Henderson was born May 26, 1926 in Blair, Oklahoma, and died December 31, 2009 at Kingfisher Regional Hospital. Frances graduated from Blair High School in 1944. She received her Bachelor of Science in Vocational Home Economics from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and her Masters from Oklahoma State University in Clothing Textile Merchandizing. She was employed by the Oklahoma State Extension Center as a Home Economist for 43 years. Pryor to retiring 1983 in Kingfisher, she worked in Garvin and Stephens Counties as an assistant extension home economist.

STRONG, Frances E. (Banks)

Frances Elizabeth Banks Strong, age 97, of Kent, passed away at Stow-Glen Retirement Village March 7, 2008. She was born April 18, 1910 in Hobart, Oklahoma, the youngest of the ten children of Douglas Trent and Roberta Lovelace Banks. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and married Marion Ray (Red) Strong on September 30, 1930 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She and her husband were teachers and farmers in the early years of their marriage. Eventually they moved to Oklahoma City, Wheaton, Illinois, and then to Amarillo, Texas, when her husband worked in the insurance business.

KEATING, Frances E. (Steele)

Frances Elliott Keating, 97, formerly of Oklahoma City, Okla. died May 11, 2008 in Chesterfield, Mo. Frances was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Sayre, Oklahoma to Beulah Weems (Wells) and Charles Eugene Steele. She graduated at age 16 in 1927 as valedictorian of her class at Sayre High School, attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., for one year and then completed two years at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., before having to discontinue her studies in 1930 due to the Great Depression. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

SAWYER, Florence (Carrell)

Sawyer, Florence Carrell Florence Carrell Sawyer Florence Carrell Sawyer, 94, went to be with the Lord Sept. 25, 2007. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:30-6 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2007, at Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs. Sawyer was born April 27, 1913, in Stuart, Okla., to the late Newton and Myrtle Carrell. She married Roy L.


Fern Effie Cassel, of El Reno, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008 in the Care Living Center in El Reno, Oklahoma. Fern was born January 1, 1915, at Dutton, Oklahoma, to John Emry Cassel and Effie Eva Cassel. Fern graduated from Pocasset, Oklahoma High School in 1933 and Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1939. Fern attended Scarritt College in 1945 where she became a Diaconal Minister. Fern was a Home Economics teacher in Excelsior and Cromwell, Oklahoma. After attending Scarritt College, she began her career in Christian Education working in Houston, Texas and Tennessee.

BOWMAN, Fern (Deal)

Bowman, Fern Fern Bowman, age 91, of Oklahoma City, passed away September 12, 2007. She was born September 18, 1915 in Jones, OK to Ira and Hazel (Woodworth) Deal. Fern graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women and taught in Chattanooga, OK. She married Kermit Bowman in 1937 and was a homemaker for many years. In 1955, she earned a Master's degree and returned to teaching until she retired at the age of 65 from the OKC Public Schools. She touched thousands of children's lives during her career.

LITTON, Eva L. (Chancellor)

Eva Lorraine Chancellor Litton Eva Lorraine Chancellor Litton, former resident of Ponca City and resident of Oklahoma City, was born into a family of nine children on July 30, 1918, in Shawnee to Jess and Stella Miller Chancellor. She passed away Jan. 25, 2007, in Oklahoma City at the age of 88 years 5 months and 25 days.

COLE, Eva C. (Tucker)

Eva Christine Tucker Cole, was born August 21, 1908 in the little farming town of Jet, Alfalfa Co., Oklahoma. She died in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas on April 20, 2009, at the age of 100 years, 7 months, 30 days. She was the daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary Bettie Harned Tucker. Sam was the local banker and Bettie was a wife and mother who had homesteaded and patented land close to Jet.

BROWN, Esther L. (Craine)

CHICKASHA Funeral for Esther L. Brown, 83, Chickasha, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Cement, with the Rev. Paul Kelly officiating. Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in Chickasha. She was born on Dec. 27, 1923, in Reisel, Texas. She graduated from public school in Cement. She married Arthur Brown in 1971 in Chickasha. She worked at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha as a dietician and retired after 25 years. She was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Cement.