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Doris Belle Valentine, beloved wife, mother, grandmother "Mi-Mi," and aunt "Dot," died peacefully at home Monday, Nov. 28, 2005.
Doris was born in Huntington, N.Y. in 1918 and was a long time resident of Tulsa and Broken Arrow.
She is survived by daughters Ruth "Val" Bode and Jayne Swift and husband Derek; granddaughter Lara; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death earlier this year by her loving husband Walter; and in 1988 by her only son Kenneth.
She created a nurturing home for her family, and always welcomed unexpected guests to her dinner table. Her life was centered on her family, and she taught us compassion, grace, faith, and unconditional love.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church in Sapulpa.
Floral Haven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MANNFORD -- Emily May Valliquette, 82, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending. Davis Funeral Home, Cushing.
IN MEMORY OF:
Mrs. Sarah E. VanDee
March 9, 1911 -- June 9, 1966
2:00 P.M. Friday
June 10, 1966
Owen Funeral Chapel
Maj. George Marshall
Capt. Walter McClure
ORGANIST: Mrs. E.C. McMichael
SOLOIST: Mrs. Robert Swyers
Brig. Jack Key --- Maj. Art Ward
Capt. James Ham --- Capt. Donald Watts
Capt. Robert Swyers --- Lt. George Harry
Green Hill Memorial Gardens
Owen Funeral Home
BRISTOW -- Bennie Van Meter, 68, mechanic, died Monday. Private family service. Hutchins-Maples.
SAPULPA -- Mamie Van Meter, 93, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Mamie M. VanMeter
Mamie M. VanMeter died Sunday at St. John Sapulpa at the age of 93. Mrs. VanMeter was born in Oklahoma City April 1, 1911.
She attended Oklahoma City Schools and Oklahoma State University where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She graduated from Central State University in 1934. She taught in Taft, Calif. High School for 15 years. She was active in Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Taft, Calif. and active in the women's group and Altar Guild. She belonged to the American Association of University Women and Eplison Sigma Alpha Sorority.
She moved to Sapulpa in 1978 and was a member of the Episcopal Church Of The Good Shepherd. She was active in Episcopal Women's Guild and was a member of the American Association of University Emanen Study Club and XI Beta MU Sorority.
Survivors are one son Frank D. VanMeter Jr., of Aptos, Calif.; daughter Elizabeth Ann VanMeter, of Tulsa; grandson Phillip William McAllister and granddaughter Vanna Elizabeth McAllister.
Funeral services for Mrs. VanMeter have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 in the Episcopal Church Of The Good Shepherd with Father John Norris officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casket bearers will be Richard Adams, Lee Harrison, J.D. Lee, Jerry Naifeh, Gene Plummer and Troy Richardson. Honorary bearers will be Roberta Hilder, Lucille Leachman, Juliette Updike and Betty VanLandingham.
KIEFER -- Dorothy M. Vanarsdel, 75, homemaker, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Dorothy Marine Vanarsdel
Dorothy Marie Vanarsdel, of Kiefer, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 at the Glenpool Nursing Home at the age of 75. Mrs. Vanarsdel was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Texas and had lived in Kiefer since 1967. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leroy in 1993; her parents; five brothers and four sisters.
Survivors are her children Cecil Vanarsdel and wife Andra, of Houston, Texas, Harold Vanarsdel, of Kiefer, and Janice Dermaus and husband Dewaine, of Beggs; grandsons Clayton Vanarsdel and wife Lisa, Cory Vanarsdel and wife Lindsey, Casey Vanarsdel, Troy Dean Vanarsdel, Jerome and Jason Dermaus; great-grandchildren Victoria and Allicia Dermaus, Bradley and Cody Vanarsdel; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vanarsdel have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Troy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Serving as casket bearers will be her six grandsons Clayton Vanarsdel, Cory Vanarsdel, Casey Vanarsdel, Troy Dean Vanarsdel, Jerome Dermaus and Jason Dermaus.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BRISTOW -- Janice Arleeen (Walls) Vandevort, 47, graphic artist and Pioneer Trucking driver, died Sunday. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Schumacher Funeral Home Chapel.
A Sapulpa man, Stewart Vandermeer, 45, died in a Tulsa hospital late Thursday night of gunshot wounds.
District attorney's investigator Jack McKenzie said the victim apparently shot himself in the head with a pistol.
Police were called to Vandermeer's home at 120 S. Birch shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday night and he was rushed to Bartlett Hospital and then tranferred to St. John's in Tulsa where he died less than two hours later.
Services are pending with Owen Funeral Home.
VANGORDEN, Margaret -- Margaret Anita Vangorden, 71, of Mounds, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005 at the St. John Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1933 in Tulsa.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 in the Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. David Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m.
From "The Tulsa World," Friday, January 14, 2005
MOUNDS -- Margaret Anita "Ann" Vangorden, 71, retired from Bama Pie, died Tuesday. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Bible Baptist Church, Sapulpa. Smith, Sapulpa.
OILTON -- Grace VanHorn, 88, homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Highland Cemetery. Smith, Drumright.
BRISTOW -- Carl Leonard Vann, 52, oil field pumper, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. Smith, Drumright.
SILVIA MARIE VAN SICKLE
Silvia Marie VanSickle, of Sapulpa, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003 at Cedar Crest Nursing Center in Broken Arrow. She was 86. She was born June 21, 1917 in Vian and moved to Sapulpa from Bristow in 1941.
Mrs. VanSickle worked for Bartlett Collins Glass Company for 25 years and retired in 1967. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are her children, Shirley Ann Ellis, of Sapulpa, Patricia Marie Settle, of Tulsa, Carolyn Sue Clark, of Edmond, and Lenny W. VanSickle, of Broken Arrow; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Goldie VanSickle.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 in the South Heights Cemetery Chapel with interment to follow under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, September 9, 2003
SAPULPA -- Sylvia Marie VanSickle, 86, retired from Bartlett-Collins Glass Co., died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, South Heights Cemetery Chapel. Smith.
SAPULPA -- Betty VanWinkle, 62, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
MANNFORD -- Virginia Vardeman, 83, retired First National Bank check filer, died Saturday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Moore's Eastlawn, Tulsa.
MANNFORD -- Gene Varnell, 80, Friendship Community Church minister, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Friendship Community Church. Mannford Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Jerry Lee Varnell, 39, mining operation driver, formerly of Sapulpa, died Monday. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Friday, May 30, 2003
Jerry Lee Varnell
Jerry Lee Varnell, 39, was born Sept. 14, 1963, in Yale, and died on Monday, May 26, 2003, in Red Lodge, Mont.
Jerry was preceded in death by his natural father, Gerald L. Varnell; grandfather Gerald O. Varnell; and grandparents Clyde and Evelyn Robinson.
He is survived by his daughter, Jasmine Skye Varnell, of Minerva, Ohio; his mother and father, Rose and Jim Douglas, of Sapulpa; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Tom New, of Tulsa; Tawanda and Felipe Fuentes, of Sapulpa; nieces Sara Birge and Katie Davidson; nephew Garrett Fuentes; grandmother Beulah Varnell Parks, of Stillwater; four stepbrothers; one stepsister, and one step-grandmother.
Jerry attended Mannford Public Schools through his sophomore year. While there he played football and baseball, and was in Boy Scouts, FFA and 4H. In 1979 Jerry moved to Okmulgee and graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1981.
Jerry was a quiet, compassionate, sensitive and caring man who could be a little stubborn at times. Nothing was more important to Jerry than his family, especially his daughter, Jasmine, who was his greatest joy in life. He cherished every moment spent with her. Jasmine never doubted his love for her and the special place she held in his heart -- even when she pulled a "duh" and he would call her his "Jerry's Kid."
Jerry had a wonderful, loving relationship with his mother and adored her. He always felt a special connection because he was born on her birthday. In fact, it was his mother's prayer that Jerry be born on her birthday. His sister Brenda was special to him because she was the big sister who always watched out for him. When Jerry first learned to talk he could not pronounce her name correctly and it came out as "Meemaw." This always remained his special name for her. They also shared an enjoyment for nature.
Jerry was an avid sports fan. He loved the Denver Broncos and the OU Sooners. His favorite rival was his sister Tawanda who is an OSU fan. Taunting her over OU victories gave him great pleasure. They also shared a very special bond because they too shared their birthday.
Jerry enjoyed going to the gym to work out and spending time with friends. He enjoyed bicycling and often rode to neighboring communities. In the past he spent many hours on his motorcycle and spoke often of owning a Harley-Davidson by his 40th birthday.
Funeral services for Jerry will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2003, at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
MANNFORD -- Paul "Ed" Varnell Sr., 78, retired machinist and minister, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service Chapel, Sand Springs.
From "The Tulsa World," Thursday, July 15, 2004
VARNELL -- Paul E. "Ed" Sr., 78, passed away July 12, 2004. Before retiring he worked as a Machinist for Western Supply Co. and was Pastor of the Ray of Light Church in Sand Springs. March 29, 1944 he married Juanita Murray. He is survived by 1 brother; 2 sisters; 2 sons, Gary N. Varnell Sr. and wife, Patsy of Mannford and Paul Jr. and wife, Jodie of Tulsa; 5 grandchildren, Kelli Varnell, Gary N. Varnell Jr., Chad Varnell, Kerry Varnell and Jeremy Varnell; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Juanita, daughter, Patricia, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Memorial service, Friday, 10 a.m., Mobley-Dodson in Sand Springs. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mannford.
MANNFORD -- Pauline Varnell, 90, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Full Gospel Church. Poteet.
STROUD -- Charles E. Vaughan, 57, painter, died Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Stroud Cemetery. Parks Brothers.
SAPULPA -- Elsie Treadwell Vaughan, 74, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Hutchins-Maples, Bristow.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, July 13, 2005
VAUGHAN, Elsie -- Elsie (Treadwell) Vaughan, 74, of Sapulpa, died July 11, 2005 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 3, 1930.
Funeral serivces are 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2005 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Bristow with the Rev. Gene Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Cemetery in Kellyville.
Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
From "The Tulsa World," Friday, July 15, 2005
SAPULPA -- Elsie Treadwell Vaughan, 74, homemaker, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Bristow. Hutchins-Maples, Bristow.
SAPULPA -- Frances M. Vaughn, 81, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Pickett Prairie Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Monday, April 5, 2004
Frances M. Vaughn
Frances M. Vaughn, 81, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2004 at The Gardens. She was born Jan. 10, 1923 in Jay.
At the age of 5 she moved to Slick, crossing the Arkansas River with her family over the natural bridge in a covered wagon. Her father was an oil pumper in the Slick and Kellyville areas.
She moved to Sapulpa in the 1930s after marrying Orville Vaughn. She was a member of the Pickett Prairie Baptist Church, she loved to garden, sew, embroidery and write poetry. She sang in the church choir and read her Bible daily.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anderson and Laura Ann Henson; husband Orville Vaughn; daughter Kathleen Vaughn; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Jess Campbell, of Sapulpa; nieces and nephews Linda and Homer Rideout, Bob and Mary Cochran, Kenny and Donna Cochran, Shirley and Leon Cooper, Connie and Bill Clostio, Jimmy Cochran, David and Kay Cochran and Joe Willard, all of Sapulpa; Jerry and Judy Cochran, of Kiefer; host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at the Pickett Prairie Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Oldham officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under direction of Smith Funeral Home.
The family will headquarter at the Linda and Homer (Rideout) residence.
(Note: Obviously the paragraph that lists Frances' survivors is all mixed up with those that predeceased her.)
A Depew woman died in a traffic accident in Creek County early Sunday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Regina Mae Vaughn, 39, was driving a 1991 Toyota Corolla south on 449th West Avenue about 12:30 a.m. and struck a concrete bridge rail, causing the car to roll over 2 1/2 times and come to rest in a creek, troopers reported.
Vaughn, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, the OHP reported. A passenger, Linda Chaves, 14, of Depew, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa for treatment.
Seat belts were not in use, troopers reported.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, July 20, 2004
DEPEW -- Regina Vaughn, 39, food service worker, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Grenn Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, July 20, 2004
VAUGHN, Regina -- Regina Vaughn, 39, of Depew and formerly of Sapulpa, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 at Sapulpa. She was born Aug. 11, 1964 in Henryetta.
Survivors are her parents Raymond and Darlene Vaughn and fiancee Randy Whitehouse.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nathan HanoHano.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
Jesse Woodrow Vermillion
Funeral services for Jesse Woodrow Vermillion have been set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brad Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Vermillion was born on Sept. 9, 1916 in Hominy to Joe and Nancy Vermillion.
He died on Sept. 15, 2002 in Tulsa.
Mr. Vermillion was a member of Westside Baptist Church, the Sapulpa Historical Society, the American Legion and past member of the Oklahoma Dry Cleaning Association. He was the former owner of Renwood Cleaners in Sapulpa.
Mr. Vermillion served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an avid golfer, bird watcher and gardener. His sense of humor and loving kindess will be missed by all.
Mr. Vermillion was preceded in death by his parents, one son, George, three sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Faye M. Vermillion, sisters Addie Mae Sells of Hominy, Bertha Walker of Oklahoma City, Viola Mylton of Tulsa, Lela Cramberg of Gore, JoAnn Grimes of Oklahoma City and 10 nieces and 17 nephews.
MOUNDS -- Helen E. Vickers, 73, retired from the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, died Saturday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Green Hil Memorial Gardens, Sapulpa. Smith, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Monday, April 19, 2004
Helen E. Vickers
On April 17, 2004 Helen E. Vickers joined her heavenly Father. Helen was born September 30, 1930 to Vera Mae Gregory Robinson and Jonn Emery Gregory in Bristow. Helen retired from the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
She was preceded in death by her father John Emery Gregory, son Andy Vickers and husband Charles Franklin Vickers.
Survivors are her children Carletta "Vickie" Vickers, of Glenpool, Elizabeth Kirkwood and husband Gary Ashbrook, of Bristow, Gary and wife Kathy Vickers, of Sapulpa, Candy and husband Robert Standley, of Avant, and Susan and husband Larry Spring, of Twin Hills; grandchildren Amber Barnes, Clinton and Blake Spring, Jennifer and Cortney Standley, Michelle and Daniel Vickers, Kenny and Greg Gordon and Katy and Jacob Ashbrook; great-grandchildren Sierra Rose, Andrew, Ciera, Avery, Peyton, Eden and Braden; her mother Vera Robinson, of Sapulpa; sisters Betty Slaton and husband, Mac, of Sapulpa, Patricia Herd and husband, David, of Kansas City, Mo. and Florence Welker and husband, Edsel, of Tulsa; brothers Vernon Gregory and wife, Wanda, of Bristow, and Lawrence Gregory and wife Janice, of Tulsa; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Grace Hospice of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 33234, Tulsa, OK 74153. Graveside rites will be performed by Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa at the Green Hill Memorial Cemetery. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today.
The Rev. John Fixico will be officiating at the service. Serving as honorary casketbearers will be Kenny Gordon, Greg Gordon, Clinton Spring, Robert Standley, Larry Spring, Gary Ashbrook, Blake Spring, Andrew Gordon, Jacob Ashbrook and Daniel Vickers.
MILFAY -- Donald Eugene Victory II, 41, self-employed carpenter, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Free Holiness Church, Bristow. Schumacher, Bristow.
SAPULPA -- Wanda Victory, 87, homemaker, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
SAPULPA -- Ruby Viefhaus, 88, homemaker, died Wednesday. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sunrise Cemetery, Kellyville. Smith.
BRISTOW -- Albert Vogelpohl, 69, retired from Kwikset, died Friday. Service 11 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Hutchins-Maples.
TULSA -- Wanda Louise Voight, 77, retired social worker, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church. Green Hill, Sapulpa.
From "The Tulsa World," Saturday, December 27, 2003
VOIGHT -- Wanda Louise, passed away December 25, 2003. She was born on August 19, 1926 to Tolliver and Rena Lister in Kellyville, OK. Wanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 and in 1969 she earned a Master of Arts degree from Tulsa University. While a student she was active in the Tulsa University Sociology Club, served as Vice President and President of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and received the Bill Mitchell Award for outstanding scholarship in the field of sociology. After graduation Wanda served as a volunteer counselor with Tulsa Youth Services, receiving a citation for outstanding service to the youth of the Tulsa community. She also served as a consultant to the Timothy-Varick Day Care Center. In 1971 she helped institute the family therapy sessions at Vianney School for Girls where she served as a Counselor until 1978. In 1980 she became Social Services Director at Ambassador Manor Convelescent Center and held that position until her retirement. Wanda is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; 1 brother, Dempsey Lister of Sapulpa, OK and 1 sister, Betty MaGee of Avant, OK; children, Deidra Simmons of Tulsa, Linda Willis of Tulsa, Pamela Caldwell of Tulsa, Elizabeth Anne Voight Barske of Munich, Germany and Larry Voight of Tulsa. She also leaves 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Monday, First United Methodist Church of Tulsa. Green Hill, Sapulpa, 224-2312.
SAPULPA -- Ruth Edna Voland, 83, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carbondale Assembly of God, Tulsa. Smith.
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