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SAPULPA -- Estle Roach, Sr., 67, construction worker, died Thursday. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Glenwood Assembly of God. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, May 27, 3003
Estle Dale Roach
Estle Dale Roach, 67, of Sapulpa, died Thrusday, May 22, 2003 at the Cancer Treatment Center.
Mr. Roach was born June 8, 1935 in Fitztown. He had retired from the construction business and was a member of the Full Gospel Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Roach is survived by his wife Emma, of the home; his children, Dale Roach, Jr., Richard Roach and wife Bobbie Sue, Lori Zumwalt and her husband J.D., Jodi Boyles and her husband Lonnie; his mother, Jewel Roach of Cromwell; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; sisters Deana Summers, of Sapulpa, Margaret Austin of Oklahoma City; and brother Tim Roach of Holdenville.
Funeral services for Mr. Roach were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 in the Glenwood Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Dan Caldwell officiating.
Interment followed in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers were Dale Roach, Jr., Richard Roach, Lonnie Boyles, J.D. Zumwalt, Cody Roach and Mike Overturf.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
SAPULPA -- Nolah Roach, 79, retired from Bartlett Hospital, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
MANNFORD -- Amanda I. Robbins, 22, student, died Friday. Services pending. Mannford Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Clara Robbins, 75, retired from Liberty Glass, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Clara Leora Robbins
Clara Leora Robbins, 75, passed on from here Feb. 7, 2005 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa. She was born March 19, 1929.
Clara retired from Liberty Glass of Sapulpa after 20 years and worked a short time at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa before moving to Ponca City where she maintained childcare in her home for almost 19 years. She also worked in the nursery at First United Methodist Church of Ponca City for 15 years. She had been residing back in the Sapulpa area for the past year to e closer to her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Pearl and Otie Gerhard, of Enid; her husband Tomie Robbins Sr.; three children including two daughters Kathy Lynn Robbins in 1970 and Rita Kay Robbins in 2000; her only son Tomie Robbins Jr., all of Sapulpa; two grandsons James Wies Jr. and Wesley Simpson Jr., of Tulsa; and two sons-in-law Jim L. Wies Sr., of Tulsa dn Frankie McEnroe, of Ponca City.
Clara is survived by four daughters Deanna Cohenour and husband Gary, of Ponca City, Deborah Ann (Wies) Robbins, of Sapulpa, Cindy Lee Cook, of Sapulpa, and Lisa Marie Breedlove, of Broken Arrow; eight grandchildren Jennifer Cohenour, of Ponca City, Aaron Cohenour, of Norman, Michelle Voss and husband Eric, of Broken Arrow, Kathy Cook, of Adair, Jessica Cook, of Sand Springs, and Evan McEnroe, Peyton and Riley Breedlove, all of Broken Arrow.
She is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren; one brother Loyd Gerhard and his wife Lois, of Broken Arrow; two sisters Deltha Wilson and husband Bill, of Sapulpa, and Viola Burke and husband Bob, of Medford, Ore., and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Clara raised seven children and never thought of herself. She was a strong German/Irish descendent who even in the end was concerned only with her children and especially her grandchildren. She said even though she wouldn't be there for her grandchildren's graduations and weddings, she would always be there in their hearts. She wasn't sad about this, but wanted us to know it was alright by her to go on to a better place. Her passing was as her life was: full of dignity, grace and love. She bravely did what had to be done in her life and God honored her by taking her home the same way. Though her stature was small, her spirit stays large in all who knew her.
The service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa. Graveside services will be held at a later date at South Heights Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather at Cafe USA following the service and a gathering will take place at the Cohenour home following their return to Ponca City.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home in Sapulpa.
SAND SPRINGS -- Roy Robbins, 72, retired home builder, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday and service 10 a.m. Monday, both at Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home.
MOUNDS -- Susie D. (Pierce) Roberson, 49, died Jan. 13. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Calvary Baptist Church, Sapulpa. Green Hill, Sapulpa.
BRISTOW -- Isaura "Isa" Roberts, 77, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Countryside Church of Christ. Hutchins-Maples.
MOUNDS -- Linda "Suzy" Roberts, 59, Mounds Fire Department dispatcher, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. Smith, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Friday, October 8, 2004
Linda "Suzy" Roberts
Linda "Suzy" Roberts, of Mounds, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the age of 59.
She was born Oct. 18, 1944, in Sapulpa, to Wilferd and Allie Smith Granger.
She lived in this area all of her life; she was a member of the Mounds First Baptist Church and had worked 30 years as the dispatcher for the Mounds Fire Department; was a member of the Women's Club at her church; was a graduate of Sapulpa High School; and she married Junior Roberts on May 25, 1962 in Sapulpa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Ronald Granger; in-laws Gaynes H. and Dillie Roberts.
Survivors are her husband Junior, of the home in Mounds; daughter Shelley Thomas and husband Jim, of Oklahoma City; son Gary Don Roberts and wife Lora, of Sapulpa; grandchildren Nick Thomas and Brennan Thomas, both of Oklahoma City and Jeremy Roberts, of Sapulpa; brother Bob Granger and wife Sharon, of Del Ray, Fla.; and sister Sherry Estes and husband Donnie, of Sapulpa.
Funeral services for Suzy have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in the Mounds First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dick Knox officiating.
Interment will follow in the Mounds Cemetery under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Jay Sturman, Billy Don Price, Dale Newman, Jim Newberry, Bill Byrd and Ronnie Harris. Honorary bearers will be the Mounds Volunteer Firemen.
OLIVE -- Saundra Roberts, 62, homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Oak Hill Cemetery, Drumright. Michael's, Drumright.
OLIVE -- Trenton Roberts, 28, Army soldier, died Aug. 8 in Lawton. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Oak Hill Cemetery, Drumright. Michael's, Drumright.
SAPULPA -- Eugene Robertson, 77, retired from Postal Service, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, October 11, 2004
Eugene Robertson died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 77.
He was born April 4, 1927 in Brentwood, Ark. He grew up in Sapulpa and attended Forrest Hill Baptist Church and worked at the Criterion Theater. After graduation from Sapulpa High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, returning to Sapulpa where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 47 years.
Eugene was an avid sports fan, especially for OU, OSU and the Dallas Cowboys. He ran the chains at the Sapulpa High School football games for many years. He was a member of the Electrical Union and the Rural Mail Carriers Association.
He is survived by his wife Paula, of the home; son and daughter-in-law Wade and Susan Robertson, of Sapulpa; daughter DeeAnn Turner, of Sapulpa; and grandson Todd Turner.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Millard McGuire officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
BRISTOW -- Eva Bledsoe Robertson, 74, homemaker, formerly of Bristow, died Tuesday in Tulsa. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church. Hutchins-Maples.
KIEFER -- Ada "Belle" Robinson, 71, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday. Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
SAPULPA -- Arthur Robinson, 58, retired from Amoco, died April 30. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church. Jack's.
Avis A. Robinson
Avis A. Robinson, 84, died on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
She was born on Aug. 13, 1917 in Sallisaw to William R. Barrett and Mollie Dustman Barrett and lived in the Sapulpa and Kiefer area all her life.
She was a member of Pickett Prairie Baptist Church. She loved her family and delighted in her grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Grandma A."
Mrs. Robinson is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elbert Robinson, brother William Barrett and sisters Mae Knight and Ina Barrett.
Survivors are her son Tommy L. Robinson and his wife Donna Jo; daughters Janie Barr and her husband Bill, and Glenda Kidd and her husband Bobby; sisters Sally Troxell and Hazel Boaz; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Pickett Prairie Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Oldham officiating.
Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Acting as casketbearers are Bobby Howell, Sam Rivett, Mike Oldham, Todd Cosby, Ron Scantlin and Roger Guinn.
ROBINSON, Charles F., 80, Unit Rig & Equipment Co. welder, died Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Kellyville Cemetery. Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home, Sand Springs.
Darla Kay Robinson
Our precous daughter and sister Darla Kay Robinson passed away Thursday, April 29, 2004 at the graceful age of 36.
Darla resided at home in Sand Springs with her parents Ray and Kay Robinson. She was a 1988 graduate of Sapulpa High School and assembled at the General Assembly Church of the Firstborn. She delighted in the numerous friends made while participating in Special Olympics, square dancing, school and church.
Darla is survived by her devoted parents Ray and Kay Robinson; sisters Carol Tanten and husband Keith, of Sapulpa, Kayla Fultz and husband Kevin, of Seneca, Mo.; brother Roy Robinson and fiance Tara Nolan, of Tulsa; four nephews; one niece; aunts; uncles; cousins and loving friends.
Services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004 at Smith Funeral Home, 316 E. Lee, Sapulpa.
Through her years Darla has touched all who knew and loved her. She always had a smile on her face and love in her heart for family and friends. Our angel in life is now an angel in heaven. We will all miss her greatly.
Friends who wish may make memorials to Odyssey Hospice, 9820 E. 41st, Suite 102, Tulsa, OK 74145.
Family wil receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004 at Smith Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Gladys Mae Shelton Jennings Robinson, 90, formerly of Sapulpa, died Thursday in Sacramento, Calif. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Eastlawn Cemetery, Elk Grove, Calif.
SAPULPA -- Herman Lee Robinson, 78, Tulsa Public Schools sound technician, died Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
ROBINSON -- Ida Louise, baby daughter of Jeff and Debbie Robinson, Jennings, Ok. passed away Friday. Survived by: parents; 1 sister, Chastity; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Horton, Tulsa and Mr. & Mrs. Athel Robinson, Oilton, OK. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Moore's Memory Chapel, Tulsa. Graveside Service following 11:30 a.m. at The Oilton Cemetery, Oilton, Ok. Moore's 583-6148.
MANNFORD -- Lena Marie Robinson, 91, homemaker, died Saturday. Private family service. Mannford.
SAPULPA -- Michael Dean Robinson, 32, curb and guttering installer, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Midtown Tulsa Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
ROBINSON, Ona Lea - Funeral services wil be at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Robinson, 74, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2001. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Greenmyer of Sapulpa.
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ROBINSON, Raymond -- Raymond "Ray" H. Robinson, 58, of Sand Springs, died Monday, Setp. 6, 2004 at South Crest Hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1946 in Atkins, Ark.
Survivors are his wife Kay, of the home; children Carol Ray Tanton, Kayla Fultz and Roy L.B. Robinson; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter Darla Kay Robinson on April 29, 2004.
Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Keneth Herring and the Rev. Beth Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Parkland Cemetery near Agra.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Friday, September 10, 2004
Raymond "Ray" Robinson
Raymond "Ray" Robinson, our beloved husband, daddy and friend, left us to join our Lord Monday, Sept. 6, 2004 at the age of 58.
He was born in Atkins, Ark. on Jan. 12, 1946 and raised in Booneville, Ark. He joined the U.S. Army in 1963 and was married on May 16, 1966 in Oklahoma City to his love, Kay. He was a member of the General Assembly Church of the Firstborn.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Jean, and daughter, Darla.
He is survived by loving family members including his wife, Kay, of the home; daughters, Carol Tanton and husband Keith, of Sapulpa, Kayl Fultz and husband Kevin, of Seneca, Mo.; son Roy Robinson and fiance Tara Nolan, of Tulsa; five grandchildren and extended family and many friends.
Daddy enjoyed the blessings he received in life and always gave a helping hand or words of encouragement to those who needed him. He has touched the hearts of all who knew and loved him. We all will treasure the love he showed to his family and friends. For this, he will be remembered.
Services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at Smith Funeral Home.
Those who wish to make donations may send them to American Heritage Bank in honor of Ray H. Robinson, P.O. Box 1408, Sapulpa, OK 74067. Make checks payable to American Heritage Bank.
Vera Mae Gregory Robinson
Vera Mae Gregory Robinson went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2005 in Sapulpa at the age of 93. She was born on July 15, 1911 in Trask, Mo. to William Frank Dawson and Amanda Jane Land Dawson. Vera had lived in the Sapulpa and Bristow areas most all of her life, and retired from Liberty Glass after 18 years of employment. She was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed camping, sewing, fishing and quilting.
Vera is survived by three daughters Betty Slaton and her husband, Mac, of Sapulpa, Florence Welker and her husband, Edsel, of Tulsa, and Patricia Herd and her husband, David, of Raytown, Mo.; two sons Vernon Gregory and his wife, Wanda, of Bristow, and Lawrene Gregory and his wife, Janice, of Tulsa. She is also survived by one brother Jack Dawson, of Lake Charles, La.; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Emery Gregory, daughter Helen Vickers, two grandsons and one granddaughter.
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The funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Bristow with the Rev. Bob Warman of South Heights Assembly of God officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Bristow, 367-2244.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, April 5, 2005
SAPULPA -- Vera Gregory Robinson, 93, retired from Liberty Glass, died Sunday. Graveside servide 10 a.m. Wednesday, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Bristow. Schumacher, Bristow.
SAPULPA -- Vernon Dean Robinson, 69, railroad conductor, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Berryhill Baptist Church, Tulsa. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
MOUNDS -- Joan Robison, 71, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending. Moore's Eastlawn, Tulsa.
IN MEMORY OF:
Mary Lucille Roby
DATE OF BIRTH:
June 26, 1904
DATE OF DEATH:
April 30, 1985
PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:
Moore's Eastlawn Chapel (Tulsa)
Friday, May 3, 1985 - 10:00 A.M.
Rev. Bill Mason
Organist, Mary Lou Rice
Green Hill Cemetery
DRUMRIGHT -- Janie Louise Rockhold, 56, formerly of Drumright, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church. Michael's.
SHAMROCK -- Betty Rodebush, 74, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Drumright. Smith, Drumright.
SAPULPA -- David Devone Roderick, 60, dairy farmer, died Saturday. Services pending. Green Hill.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, November 23, 2004
RODERICK, David -- David Devone Roderick, 60, of Sapulpa, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004 in Sapulpa. He was born March 23, 1944 in Salem, Wash.
No services are planned.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
From "The Tulsa World," Wednesday, November 24, 2004
SAPULPA -- David Devone Roderick, 60, dairy farmer, died Saturday. No service planned. Green Hill.
SAPULPA -- Benjamin H. Rogers, 88, photographer, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, South Heights Cemetery Chapel. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, July 14, 2005
ROGERS, Benjamin -- Benjamin H. Rogers, 88, of Sapulpa, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at St. John Sapulpa. He was born Nov. 29, 1916 in Sapulpa.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2005 in the South Heights Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Glen Hood officiating. Interment will follow in South Heights cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
MANNFORD -- Caleb M. Rogers, infant son of Gary and Angela Rogers, died Monday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Euchee Valley Cemetery, Cushing. Palmer, Cushing.
Coleman O. Rogers Sr.
Coleman O. Rogers Sr., born March 19, 1933 in Sapulpa to Temia (Ternia?) Andrews Rogers and Ollie Matilda Bolin Rogers, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002 at his home in Kiefer.
Mr. Rogers lived in the Sapulpa area all his life. He married Bonnie Jean Bell on Oct. 25, 1952.
He generally spent his summers at his trailer on Grand Lake. He was an avid fisherman and liked to travel.
He was a member of the CB Club as Papa Bee and Mama Bee.
Mr. Coleman retired from Liberty Glass Company where he was employed as a foreman for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman were married 47 years when she preceded him in death in September 2000.
He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Cola Jean Rogers, his son David Wayne Rogers, two brothers, Raymond Rogers and Leo Rogers and a sister, Violet Rogers German.
He is survived by his son Coleman O. Rogers Jr. and his wife Deidri of Sapulpa; brothers Carl and wife Bonnie Rogers, Truman and wife Mae Belle Rogers and sister Vera Reed, all of Sapulpa, nine grandchilren, 16 great-grandchildren, two other children to whom he was like a grandpa and his faithful dog, Poncho.
With special thanks to Darlene McGuire for her care and devotion for the past year.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Taylor officiating.
Burial will follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Dollie Rogers, 80, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
DRUMRIGHT -- Pauline Rogers, 86, homemaker, died Tuesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Oak Hill Cemetery. Smith.
SAPULPA -- Phillip G. Rogers Sr., 60, welding shop foreman, died Tuesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Green Hill.
BRISTOW -- Eileen Rolland, 73, retired from Quickset, died Friday. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel.
DEPEW -- Bob Franklin Romine, 70, construction worker, died Sunday. Graveside service 120 a.m. Wednesday, Stroud City Cemetery, Stroud. Hutchins-Maples, Bristow.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, December 1, 2004
ROMINE, Bob -- Bob Franklin Romine, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004 in Bristow. He was born to the family of Ed and Millie Francis Conrad on April 4, 1934 in Kellyville.
He married Betty Finney.
Survivors are his wife Betty, of the home; two sons Eddie Romine, of Depew and Wilbur Romine of Sherman, Texas; two brothers Floyd Romine and Jack Romine, both of Sapulpa; and one sister Nora.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at Stroud City Cemetery with Brother Delbert R. Hinshaw officiating.
Funeral services are under the care and direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home of Bristow.
(THANKS, MILDRED TATUM, FOR SHARING THIS OBITUARY!)
4/24/1932 - 9/20/2003
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 24, at Delano Mortuary Chapel, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 25, 1:00 p.m., Delano Mortuary Chapel, 707 Browning Road, Delano. Graveside service will be held Friday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. at Winton Cemetery, in Winton, CA.
Nellie Romine was born in Depew, Oklahoma, on April 24, 1932 and she passed away on September 20, 2003, in Delano. She settled in the California area in 1949. She lived in the Atwater area for 46 years and 8 years in the Delano area. She was a volunteer for the American Legion Auxiliary #124 of Delano.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Grace Jones; brothers, Bobby Leon Jones, Eli Jones, Jesse Jones, William Paul Jones. She is survived by her children, Richard Lee Jones Romine of Merced, Raymond Romine of Atwater, Barbara Lingenfelter of Delano, Clyde Edward Romine Jr. of Parlier, Tim Leon Romine of Turlock, Carol Sue Schaapveld of Oklahoma, Roger Eric Romine of Atwater; brother, David Jones Jr. of Oklahoma; sisters, Betty Frances Kimble, Alice Fay Bruner and Joyce Jennings all of Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; close friend and companion LC King of Delano and his children, Kimala, Mary Elizabeth, Teddy, Terry Larry, Theresa and Kay.
The family would like to extend a special note of appreciation to Dr. Salmassi and staff for the special devoted care given, also to Mary Lou and Penny of the Odyssey Health Care of Bakersfield.
Nellie was truly blessed with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the many wonderful friends who added much happiness and joy to her life. Special love and thanks to LC King for making mom's life so special during her last few years. Nellie has touched the lives of many individuals who will miss her so dearly. Our family thanks you. Donations can be made to The Hospice Odyssey Health Care of Bakersfield, 3701 Pegasus Dr., Suite 102, Bakersfield, CA 93308 and the United Cerebral Palsy Institution, P.O. Box 1286, Merced. CA.
Delano Mortuary Funeral Directors.
SAPULPA -- Loren Manz Rommann, 69, Oklahoma State University agronomy professor, died Wednesday. Private family service. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Friday, December 3, 2004
Loren Manz Rommann
Loren Manz Rommann, 69, of Sapulpa, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 in Sapulpa. He was born Aug. 7. 1935 in Flandreau, S.D. to Arthur Rommann and Lila Manz.
He received a bachelor of science degree in 1960 and a P.h.D. in 1970 from S.D. State University.
He served in the U.S. Army Military Police from 1955 to 1956 in Germany.
He married Joyce A. Lancrain Sept. 18, 1960 in Armour, S.D.
He married Gail E. Boyne April 26, 2003 in Tulsa.
He was a professor of agronomy at Oklahoma State University until he retired in 1991.
He was preceded in death by Joyce Rommann, brother Roger Rommann and his parents.
Survivors are his wife Gail; two daughters Brenda Rommann-Lee and husband Bobby, of Newalla, and Ann McAdams and husband Mark, of Tulsa; two grandchildren Ryan Austin McAdams, 12, and Devin Ann McAdams, 9.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Private Family services are being held. Floral Haven Cemetery is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Jennie Ronistal
Frances Jennie Ronistal, of Hominy, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at Parks Edge Nursing Home in Tulsa at the age of 87. Mrs. Ronistal was born June 26, 1917 in Independence, Kan. to William and Alma Irby Stover. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She had lived in Hominy for the past 20 years moving there from California.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Carl Ronistal; one son Jimmy Tarr; and her parents.
Survivors are her children Carolyn Haukebo, Surrell, Charles Tarr and wife Karen, William Tarr, Gary Ronistal and wife Patsy, Phillip Ronistal and wife Jennifer, Andrew Ronistal and wife Kriss, and Ronald Ronistal; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sister Mary Gardner.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ronistal have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in South Heights Cemetery (Sapulpa) under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Opal A. Root
Opal A. Root died Sunday, May 19, 2002 in Tulsa at the age of 81.
She was born in Milfay on March 21, 1921 to Benjamin Harrison Robbins and Agnes Woods Robbins.
She attended school in Milfay and Iron Post. She graduated from Gypsy High School and attended Bristow Community College.
She lived in the Bristow area all of her life. She married Herbert Root in Bristow on Nov. 2, 1943.
She was a welder for McDonnell Douglas during World War II, a seamstress for Gossard and managed the Howard Johnson on the Turnpike at Kellyville from 1953 until retiring in 1985.
At age 69, she obtained her real estate license and was active until her recent illness, which she fought valiantly.
She was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, the Bristow Hospital Auxillary and a volunteer at the senior citizen's center.
She was a member of the Countryside Church of Christ and was a very special person to all who knew and loved her. Her compassion for family, friends and loved ones was one of her greatest gifts.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert on Dec. 12, 1986, one brother Herchel Robbins and two sisters, Louise Morris Smith and Zelma Morton.
She is survived by two sons Richard Alan Root and his wife Linda of Bristow and H. Chris Root of Bristow; one daughter Katheryn Ann Armer and her husband Larry of Bristow; one sister Alma Reed of Bristow; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other friends and family.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the Church of Christ in Bristow with the Rev. Orville Thompson, the Rev. Virgil Russell and the Rev. Bobby Edwards officiating.
Interment will follow in the Magnolia Memorial Gardens.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Schumacher Funeral Home in Bristow.
SAPULPA -- Floyd R. Roper, Sr., 67, carpenter, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Open Door Fellowship. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, February 23, 2004
FLOYD ROBERT ROPER SR.
Floyd Robert Roper Sr. passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 at his home in Sapulpa. He was 67 years old. He was born Aug. 13, 1936 in Tulsa to Floyd Glen Roper and Edna Fay (Moore) Roper.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957 aboard the USS Lexington. He was stationed in San Diego and went to most major ports around the world. He was a master carpenter for 30 years.
From 1988 to 1998 he drove an 18-wheeler from coast to coast and into Canada.
Survivors are his wife, Cherri (Bailey) Roper, of the home; four children; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five step children.
They are his son, Floyd Robert Roper Jr. and wife, Rebecca; grandchildren, Rodney Glen Roper, Matt Malone, Mitchel Malone and Melanie Malone, all of Claremore; grandchildren, Dominic Floyd Roper, Simone Charlene Roper and great-grandson, Lukas Roper, of Tirschenreuth, Germany; daughter, Teresa Ann Roper, of Tulsa; daughter Deanna Lynn Saylor and grandchildren, Anthony, Clifford, Nathan and Shelby, all of Tulsa; daughter, STacey Leann Campion and husband, Bill; grandchildren Lisa Alsonsi and Jess Robert Garrison and wife, Kristen; great-grandchildren, JOley Dever, BRuce Allen Coble, Harley Leann Loving and Rusty Michelle Garrison, all of Tulsa; brothers, Arthur Roper and wife, Edith, of Tulsa, Harley Gene Roper and wife, Billie, of Kiefer, Finis Clyde Roper and wife, Linda, of Kiefer, Marvin Andrew Roper and wife, Pam, of Collinsville; five step children, Robert Davis and wife, Teresa, of Fort Worth, Thomas Davis and wife, Doris, of Fort Worth, Regina Hines, grandchildren, Holly, Hannah, and Hayden, of Oaks; step children, Beth Hodges and husband, Jay, of Sebastapole, Miss., Patricia Bone and husband, Tracy; grandchildren, Nicole and James, of Desoto, Mo.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Glen Roper; mother, Edna Fay (Moore) Roper; sister, Dora Leona (Roper) Skaggs and brother, Jack Dempsey Roper.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 at Open Door Fellowship in Sapulpa with the Rev. Steven Farmer officiating.
Interment will follow at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Camie Paige Rose, 2, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Faith Church, Glenpool. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, December 4, 2003
CAMIE PAIGE ROSE
Camie Paige Rose, of Sapulpa, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at the age of 2 years, seven months and 22 days. Camie was born April 10, 2001 in Tulsa.
Survivors include her parents, Angela Michelle Ball Parker and Terrance Jay VanHuis; brothers and sisters T.J. VanHuis, Destiny Parker, Andrew VanHuis, Donovan VanHuis, Dustin Parker, Kara Parker and Erin Parker; half sisters Kristye Rose and Cheyanna Rose; grandparents Frank and Peggy Baughman, Ellen and Curtis Bacon and Donald and Gayla Ball; great-grandparents, Irene Ball, Mildred Baughman and Russell Houck.
Funeral services for Camie have been set for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at the Faith Church in Glenpool with the Rev. Toby Youngblood officiating.
Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Casketbearers will be Dustin Parker, Donovan VanHuis, Timothy VanArsdel and T.J. VanHuis.
SAPULPA -- Loveda Eska Rose, 68, former Two Roses Day Care owner, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Loveda Eska Rose
Loveda Eska Rose passed away Monday, April 14, 2003 at St. Francis after a lengthy illness.
Loveda was born September 6, 1934 in Sapulpa to parents William Everett and Lola Sloan. She attended Sapulpa schools. She retired from Tulsa Regional Medical Center. After her retirement she owned and operated Two Roses Day Care Center in Glenpool for several years.
Loveda loved to cook and was a big fan of John Wayne.
Loveda was preceded in death by her parents and husband Eldon Bilby.
She is survived by two sons, Everett Duane Hill, of Tulsa, and William Eldon Bilby, of Taft. She is also survived by two brothers, Donald Sloan and wife Rhonda, of Anadarko, and Ron Sloan and wife Eulaine, of Sapulpa, as well as two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday April 17, 2003 at First Assembly of God Church in Sapulpa with the Rev. Larry Warnock officiating. Pallbearers will be Aaron Sloan, Brandon Sloan, Joe Sloan, Jack Sloan, Kevin Dacus and Clint Brane.
The family has entrusted the care and services to Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.
The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the staff at St. Francis hospital for their compassion during Loveda's final days.
Also a very special "thank you" to a very special person, Louise Bennett, for all her help anbd understanding during this difficult time.
Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Sapulpa.
BRISTOW -- Olie Rose, 70, retired from Liberty Glass Co., died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, March 1, 2004
Olie Rose, 70, of Bristow, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004.
Rose was born April 16, 1933 in Crew, Va., to Walter and Unize Harris. One Dec. 15, 1951 she married Omer E. Rose Sr. in Petersburg, Va. They were happily married for 52 years.
Olie worked for Liberty Glass 25 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bristow. Rose was a loving wife and mother and she loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Rose will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Survivors are her loving husband Omer; one son Omer E. Rose Jr.; three daughters Nadine Rose, Samantha Rose and Rena Holden and her husband E.J.; grandchildren, Kathy D. Kitson, Mendy D. Elliott, Dot and Jason Parrick, Dustin A. Rose, Angel D. Elliott, Frank M. Elliott Jr., Lane W. Parrick, Lance J. Parrick and Makayla S. Parrick; great-grandchildren Dorothy M. and David Stanford, Melissa K. Stanford and Phillip W. and Melissa Stanford.
Services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Olie Rose, 70, of Bristow, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004.
Olie was born April 16, 1933 in Crew, Va. to Walter and Unize Harris. On Dec. 15, 1951 she married Omer E. Rose Sr. in Petersburg, Va. They were happily married for 52 years.
Olie worked for Liberty Glass 25 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bristow. She was a loving wife and mother and she loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Olie will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Survivors are her loving husband Omer; one son Omer Rose Jr. and wife Nadine, of Checotah; daughters Kathy D. Kitson, of Bristow, and Dorothy M. Stanford and husband David, of Bristow; grandchildren E.J. Holden and wife Rena, Mendy Elliott, Dot Parrick and husband Jason, Dustin A. Rose, Samantha Rose, Melissa Stanford, Phillip Stanford and wife Melissa; great-grandchildren Angel Elliott, Frank Elliot, Lane Parrick, Lance Parrick and Makayla Parrick; sisters Ethel Taylor and Sarah Spencer, both of Hopewell, Va. and Lizzie Spencer, of Pamplin, Va.; brothers Joe Henry Harris, of Hopewell, Va., Levi Harris, of Petersburg, Va. and Frankie Harris, of Pamplin, Va.
Services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Archie Rivers officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
(NOTE: I chose to list this obituary again because the survivors listed are different)
SAPULPA -- Rosemary Rose, 58, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Rosemary Lynn Watson Rose
Rosemary was born to Earnest (Buck) and Golden Watson in Tulsa on Sept. 19, 1945. She passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2003 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Sapulpa.
She is preceded in death by her brother, David, and her sister, Barbara.
She is survived and loved by her husband, Gary Gene Rose, of Sulphur, La.; her daughters Cora Ann Rose, of Cushing, Elizabeth Kane, Sharon Kane, and Cindy Rose, of Drumright; and her son, Gary Jr., of Sulphur, La.; her sisters, Nancy Main and Kathy Rumner; her brothers Jim Watson and his wife Annie, Tom and Joyce Watson, all of Sapulpa, and Mike and Sue Watson, of Locust Grove. She is also survived by 15 loving grandchildren.
She is loved and missed by many close and loving family members and friends from Pleasant Manor, Sapulpa and Tulsa, as well as Texas and Louisiana.
Rosemary attended high school in Sapulpa and graduated in 1965.
She married Gary on Oct. 1, 1976.
Rosie loved to fish, cook and eat fish. She enjoyed visiting her family in Sapulpa after she, Gary and Cora moved away.
She and Gary made homes in several localities west of Tulsa and near Lake Charles, La.
Rosemary dreamed for all her children to be happy and loving. One of Rosie's greatest blessings is that most of her dreams came true.
She inevitably concerned herself about others before herself. She was a loving and faithful wife, mother and friend.
The gifts she leaves with her children include a strong moral foundation, a loving and patient nature and much laughter and love.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Green Hill Funeral Home.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Willie D. Rose, 90, retired from Vigo, died Friday. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Ridgeway Baptist Church. Smith.
Willie D. Rose
Willie D. Rose, 90, of Sapulpa, died Friday, May 2, 2003 at St. John Sapulpa.
Mr. Rose was born Oct. 25, 1912 in Pryor Creek to George Washington Rose and Jullie Ann Hurley Rose.
He had retired from the Vigo Plant in Sand Springs and then went off to work for the Sand Springs School System.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Willie D. Rose was a loving husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his wife Millie Jane Rose, his parents and one son, Darrell Rose.
Survivors are his children, Jane Wilmott and husband Jack, of Glenpool, Cleda Howell and husband Bill, of Luther, Joann Chambers and husband Avery, of Sapulpa, Jerry Lee Rose and wife Christina, of Sapulpa, and Billy Gene Rose and wife Linda, of Glenpool; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Grayson, of California.
Funeral services for Mr. Rose will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2003 in the Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Hamilton officiating.
Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Jim Harris, Mike Rose, J. Don Rose, David Chambers, Blane Rose and Stephen Chambers. Honorary bearers will be Phillip Greer, Bill Gilbert, Zane Rose, Butch Dellis, Mike Barbarousse and Jim Frazier.
TULSA -- Ross, Lillian M., 96, retired from Veterans Affairs hospital, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Wright Funeral Home Chapel, Coweta.
From"The Tulsa World," Wednesday, February 9, 2005
ROSS -- Lillian Maybelle, was born January 3, 1909, in Sapulpa, OK, the younger daughter of Nola May and Sam J. Teague. She was educated in the Tulsa and Sapulpa schools and baptized in the First Christian Church of Sapulpa, OK. She was employed by L.B. Jackson Oil Co. from 1932 to 1945, when she resigned and married Emanuel R. Ross of Summit, NJ, on September 6, 1943. They made their home in New Jersey from 1945 until 1974, when they retired and returned to reside in Broken Arrow, OK. Lillian was employed by the U.S. Veterans Administration from 1946 until 1972 as an Accountant in the Fiscal Division of the V.A. Hospital of Lyons, NJ. She was a past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, July 14, 1984 and her only sister, Ruth Calvert, December 27, 1987. She is survived by nephew, Gordon L. Everage. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Wright Funeral Home Chapel, Coweta with burial at Vernon Cemetery, Coweta.
ROSS, Nay -- Nay Dean Ross, 60, of Preston, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Interment will be at Tuskegee Cemetery in Bristow.
MANNFORD -- Norma June Ridley Ross, 72, journalist and author, died Wednesday in Centerton, Ark. Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Keystone Crossroads Historical Society and Museum. Stockdale, Rogers, Ark.
MANNFORD - Rex E. Ross, 83, retired technical sales representative, died Friday. Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Mannford. Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Tulsa.
MANNFORD -- Violet Lorene (Reich) Ross, 56, waitress, died Monday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka. Hudson-Phillips, Holdenville.
ROSS, Virginia -- Virginia McAnally Ross, 76, of Sapulpa, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 in Chickasha.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 in Restland Cemetery, Olney, Texas, with Harvey McQueen, of Megargel, Texas officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Novella F. Rowan, 57, formerly of Sapulpa, died Sunday. Services pending. Green Hill.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, March 17, 2005
ROWEN, Novella -- Novella F. Rowen, a former resident of Sapulpa, died March 13, 2005 at Nacadoches, Texas where she was residing in a nursing home. She was born in Shawnee May 7, 1937.
Memorial serivces will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2005 at the Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
DRUMRIGHT -- Edna M. Rowell, 90, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Olive. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, November 18, 2004
ROWELL, Edna -- Edna Rowell, of Olive, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at the age of 90. She was born April 17, 1914.
She is survived by her son Kenneth Rowell, of Olive; daughters Violet Wilson, of Sapulpa, and Karen Sparks, of Texas.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jessie Rowell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at the Olive Baptist Church officiated by Mark Jackson. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Drumright.
Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Drumright.
OLIVE -- Wayne Rowell, 71, rancher, died Saturday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Euchee Valley Memorial Park, Cushing. Michael's, Drumright.
DRUMRIGHT -- Frances Rowland, 92, retired business owner, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Smith.
SAPULPA -- Amos Roy, 82, retired, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
BRISTOW -- Clifford Ruggles, 75, mail foreman, died Friday. Services pending. Moore's Rosewood, Tulsa.
SAPULPA -- Lewis R. Rule, 76, business owner, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church. Smith.
OILTON -- Barbara Runk, 68, died Sunday. Service 3 p.m. Thursday, Free Will Baptist Church. Palmer & Marler.
TULSA -- Richard Earl Ruse, 42, truck driver, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, MidWay Full Gospel Church, Oakhurst. Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa.
SAPULPA -- Ella Rush, 85, retired from Jenks Public Schools food service, died Tuesday. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, February 10, 2005
RUSH, Ella -- Ella Lee Rush, 85, of Jenks, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005. She was born Dec. 9, 1919 in Mena, Ark.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 in the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Troy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GERALD E. RUSH
Gerald E. Rush, of Tulsa, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 in Rhome, Texas at the age of 79. Mr. Rush was born January 15, 1924 in Sapulpa to Harry and Florence Byers Rush.
He retired from S.W. Bell in 1984 after 35 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Sapulpa High School in 1942. He was a former Sapulpa City Commissioner and was on the planning board, and he was a member of the Pioneer Club.
After his retirement he went to work for the Roy Baxter Real Estate Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bobbie, on September 14, 1999; one son, Harold Rush and one grandson, Robert Rush.
Survivors are his daughter, Patti Stump, and husband, Douglas, of Rhome, Texas; grandchildren, James Smith, Jr., of Glenpool, Caroline Smith, of Stigler, Christi Smith, of Pryor, and Gerald A. Rush, of Locust Grove; great-grandchildren, Jessica Smith, of Stigler, Taylon Smith, of Pryor, Chance Smith, of Pryor, and Saul Rush, of Locust Grove; sister, Jane Miller of Sapulpa and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Rush have been set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glen Hood officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Charles Hasley, James Hopkins, Logan Gantz, Gordan Ladwig, Roy Charles Rugh and Charles Bean. Honorary bearers will be J.V. Frazier, Dee Ausmus and LeRoy Young.
SAPULPA -- James Matthew Russell, 85, cattle broker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel, Skiatook.
DEPEW -- Lillian (Hanley) Russell, 82, retired Lillian Russell clothing manufacturer, formerly of Depew, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Chapel Hill Methodist Church, Oklahoma City. Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper, Oklahoma City.
From "The Tulsa World," Saturday, September 25, 2004
RUSSELL -- Lillian, died September 23, 2004 after a long illnes. She was born in Depew, OK in 1921 to Aden and Lillian Utter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Jack Russell and her twin sister, Vivian Hanley. After attending the Univeristy of Oklahoma she spent several years with her twin sister as a professional dance team in New York City. After marrying Jack they opened their first Lillian Russell, manufacturing ladies ready-to-wear plant, in Mobile. AL. In 1957 they moved back to Oklahoma and opened two factories in Wewoka and one in Konawa. The companies were sold in 1982 and they moved to Oklahoma City. Since moving to Oklahoma City, she had served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and as Executive Secretary for two years. She also served on the Pardon and Parole Board and as Director of the Fashion Group of Oklahoma City. She was also past President of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Council. She was on the Arthritis Foundation Board for six years and as Executive Secretary for the Oklahoma Diamond Jubilee Commission for two years. She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter B W and Blue Flower Garden Club. She was voted into the University of Oklahoma Alumni Hall of Fame and selected as one of the "Women in the News" and "Corporate Women of the Year." Our family would like to thank Hospice of Oklahoma County and the Stephens Ministry at Chapel Hill for all of their wonderful care and support. She is survived by two sons, Jerry and his wife, Pam and Van and his wife, Melanie. She had two grandchildren, Madelyn and Jackson Russell. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Hefner Road or the Arthritis Foundation of Oklahoma. Service will be held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-848-3744.
SAPULPA -- Mildred Russell, 74, homemaker, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Midway Full Gospel Church, Oakhurst. Green Hill.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, October 12, 2004
RUSSELL, Mildred -- Mildred Lois Russell, 74, of Sapulpa, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004 in Tulsa.
She was born July 6, 1930 in Sapulpa.
Funeral services are pending with Green Hill Funeral Home.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, October 13, 2004
She lived in the Sapulpa area all of her life. She was a member of Midway Full Gospel Church in Oakhurst. She married George Canady Aug. 24, 1950. They were marred for 25 years and had four children together. She later married Jack L. Russell and was married to him for 23 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Stella and Raymond Wolfe; husband Jack Russell; sisters Wanda Broughton, Helen Turner and Fern Broughton; and brothers, Luther Wolfe, Howard Wolfe, Clifford Wolfe, Hester Wolfe, Marvin Wolfe and Melvin Wolfe.
Survivors are her children Kenneth Canaday and wife Evelyne, Rodger Canady and wife Karen, Joe Canady, Karen Evans and husband Josh, all of Sapulpa; grandchildren Shannon Canady, Dana Linker, Steven Campbell, Monty Campbell, Chad Canady, Mike Canady, Jennifer Canady, Kamie Evans and Kaylie Evans and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 at Midway Full Gospel Church with Rev. Leroy Sewell officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.
Serving as casketbearers will be Steven Campbell, Monty Campbell, Matt Noble, Chad Canady, Kevin Wolfe and Johnny Wolfe. Honorary bearer will be Mike Canady.
Our mother was a precious angel from heaven that God lent to us for 74 years. We will miss her very much.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to Green Hill Funeral Home.
KELLYVILLE -- Monte Ray Russell, 47, tree trimmer, died Saturday. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
Mildred Ruth, 83, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2002 with her two daughters at her side. She was born Dec. 4, 1918 in the Sand Springs area to William and Mary Stokes.
She attended the old Limestone School and then married Andrew David Ruth on Jan. 2, 1936 in Berryhill.
Mrs. Ruth was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, gardening, and genealogy and she was very active in her church. She taught Sunday school for many years in California before retiring to be with her family in Oklahoma.
Her children felt it an honor that their mother went to be with the Lord on Mother's Day. She will now be especially remembered on each Mother's Day to come as she was considered a beloved mother and "Granny" not only to her entire family but by her church family, her community and all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew in 1993; her parents and two sons, Jimmy Ruth and Phillip Ruth.
Survivors are her children Dorothy Mattimore and husband Jim of Sapulpa, Deloris Conway and husband Clement of Sapulpa and Richard Ruth and wife Gloris of California; grandchildren Barry Conway, Susan Hyde, Jennifer Richardson, Deborah Ruth, Jimmy Ruth, Rachelle Buoscio, Stephanie Seldhause, Valerie Fuller, Julia Mattimore; great-grandchildren Rachele Ruth, Ramanda Ruth, Neriah Jim Ruth, Sadie Ruth, Lyla Ruth, Hannah Ruth, Ezra Ruth, Derrick Ruth, Christopher Conway, Sean Conway, Matthew Richardson, Stacey, Danny Fowler, Laurent Hayes, Megan Hefley, Zane Hefley, Lynsey Buoscio and Sarah Fuller; great-great-grandchildren Shelly Whitman and Christopher Hayes.
Funeral services have been set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in the Allen Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Bilby officiating.
Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
MOUNDS -- Hope Rutherford, 88, retired shoe repairman, died Sunday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Center Ministries, Mounds. AdamsCrest Cremation, Tulsa.
RYAN, Wilson H., 82, retired logger, died Wednesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Kellyville Cemetery. Sloan's Funeral Home.
BRISTOW -- Juanita Oleta Ryel, 83, retired accountant, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Sunday, First Christian Church, Cleo Springs (Major County). Schumacher.
BRISTOW -- Loren E. Ryel, 87, retired Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, died Tuesday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, Cleo Springs (Major County, OK). Schumacher.
8-27 Death Notices
RYKER, William -- William "Billy" Dee Ryker, of Sapulpa died Friday Aug. 27, 2004 at the age of 50. Billy was born Oct. 6, 1953 in Sapulpa. He retired from the Sapulpa Police Department in September 2001.
Funeral Services are pending and will be announced by the Smith Funeral Home.
From "The Tulsa World," Saturday, August 28, 2004
SAPULPA -- William "Billy" Ryker, 50, retired Sapulpa Police Department sergeant, died Friday. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, North Heights Free Will Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Tulsa World," Sunday, August 29, 2004
RYKER -- William D. (Bill), of Sapulpa, born on October 6, 1953, passed from this world on Friday, August 27, 2004. He was born to Bill and Zelma Ryker, who preceded him in death. A life-long Sapulpa resident, he graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1972 and married Lesa Spiller on December 27,1976. Bill retired as Lieutenant from the Sapulpa Police Department in September, 2001 after 25 years of service. Bill and Lesa have two children, Billy Dale and Melissa Jane. Bill is survived by wife, Lesa of the home; son Billy Dale Ryker and wife, April of Sapulpa; daughter, Melissa Camp and husband, Shilo of Glenpool; and two grandsons, Garrett Logan Camp and Zackary William Camp, also of Glenpool; brother, Larry Ryker and wife, Joy of Sapulpa; mother and father-in-law, Mildred and Eldon Spiller of Sapulpa, and grandmother, Goldie Bock of Sapulpa. Bill is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and many treasured friends. Bill was an active member of North Heights Freewill Baptist Church, worshipping and working for the Lord, enjoyed time with family and being Papa, hunting, fishing and restoring old muscle cars. Service is scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2:30 p.m. at North Heights Freewill Baptist Church in Sapulpa, 925 N. 8th St. under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa. Immediate family viewing only.
(Note: This same obituary was published in the "The Sapulpa Herald," Sapulpa, Oklahoma, on Monday, August 30, 2004.)
RYNEARSON -- Charles W., formerly of Tulsa, died March 10, 2004 in Oklahoma City. He was born March 9, 1918 in Sapulpa, the son of William Wesley and Minnie Lenora (Conner) Rynearson. He is survived by his son, Jim Rynearson and wife, Karen of Edmond; daughter, Carolyn and her husband, Herchel Avra of Pryor; grandchildren, Matt Avra and Sara McNew; sisters-in-law, Reba Tubb, Mary Willis and Vera Rynearson. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 15 at Putnam City United Methodist Church with burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Under the direction of Guardian West Funeral Home, Oklahoma City, (405) 495-9292.
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