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January 4, 1968
The L.G. EMBRY's To Observe 60th Anniversary in Yale, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Luther G. EMBRY will be honored on their 60th wedding anniversary with an Open House from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, in Yale. Hosts for the occasion will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Embry, Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Embry, Duncan; and a family friend, Mrs. Cleo BRIGGS, of Tulsa.
Mrs. Embry, a native of Kansas came here with her parents (INGLES) in 1884. Mr. Emby came to Oklahoma from Kentucky in 1890 with his parents. The family moved to the Bethel community in 1894, following the Cherokee strip opening. The couple met at ages 8 and 11 in a log school house in the Bethel community, and were married January 5, 1908 in her parents home near Jennings.
Mr. and Mrs. Embry lived for 23 years on the same farm near Maramec, until their retirement 4 years ago. Both are in excellenthealth and state that the only handicap these days is "staying off the busy roads."
Friends of the couple are invited to help them celebrate this memorable occasion. (PHOTO)
C.E. ESHELMAN, Local Pioneer, 81, Services Held
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, January 3, for Clarence E. Eshelman, 81, who passed away at Enid on Monday January 1.
Born in Lakeview, Oregon, on September 2, 1886, he came to Pawnee at the age of 10 with his parents. He married Ida May GRIESEL on December 2, 1905 at Pawnee, and she passed away on January 10, 1938. He married Nellie LAUGHTER on January 20, 1939 at Guthrie. He has lived in the Pawnee area most of his life.
He had been a guest of an Enid nursing home only a short time before his death.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie, plus 3 sons and 6 daughters: Cecil R. Eshelman, Mrs. Ruby HOOBLER, Maxwell Eshelman and Mrs,. Joy RICHARDS, all of Pawnee; Mrs. Myrtle HERRING and Albert Eshelman, both of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Lucille CHERRY of Cushing; Mrs. Bessie MOUNT of Perry, and Miss Eunice ESHELMAN of Dallas, Texas. A daughter preceded him in death.
Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and a brother and sister: Andrew Eshelman of Pawnee and Mrs. Mildred WARE of Norman.
He was a member of the Nazarene Church of Pawnee and the local pastor, Richard VANDERMATE, officiated at the service, assisted b the Rev. F.B. JENNINGS, also of Pawnee, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
4 More PHS Seniors Guests:
Four Pawnee High School seniors will be honored by local civic clubs by being their guests during the month.
At the Lions Club, Andrea LYONS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Lyons, and Gene HEISLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Heisler, will be High School Lioness and Lion during January.
At the Rotary Club, Lana LOMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Loman and Charles CHEATHAM, son of Mr., and Mrs. Jim Cheatham, will serve as High School Rotarians at each of the January meetings.
Stacy HOWELL is First Fullblood To Head Masons
Stacy HOWELL, the first fullblood Indian in the Southwest to hold such an office, was installed as Worshipful Master of the Bent Masonic Lodge No. 42 at Taos, New Mexico, on December 27.
A native of Pawnee and a member of the Pawnee Indian tribe, HOWELL was also honored by members of his family at the installation service. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Howell of Oxnard, California, braved the snow storm to bring his father the gavel he (Joe) had made of pecan wood from the family farm northwest of Pawnee. His apron was give to him by his other children, Mr. and Mrs. Stacey Howell, Jr., also of Oxnard, Mr. and Mrs. Gene EVANS of Abilene, Texas and Mrs. and Mrs. Farrell Howell of Denver, and both were presented to him at the ceremony by his wife.
The installing officer was Tonny Morelli from Alburquerque Lodge No. 60, where Stacy had a dual membership.
A pot luck supper was served to about 70 people and Mrs. Gene EVANS and family was there to congratulate her father.
owell is the principal of the Taos Pueblo Indian School and has been a Mason for about 15 years. He is a York Rite Mason and a Shriner, and Mr and Mrs. Howell are immediate Past Matron and Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star at Taos.
J.W. ROACH, 79, services held here Wednesday
Funeral services were held here Wednesday for long-time Yale area resident, James Wilbur ROACH, 79, who passed away Saturday, January 6 at Drumright.
Born May 22, 1888 in Waynesville, Missouri, he married Dosha Ada HAMMOCK on April 22, 1911 at Waynesville. They came to Payne county to a farm south of Yale in 1922. She passed away on July 14, 1950 and he had continued living on the farm.
Survivors include 3 sons and a daughter: Alive L. ROACH; Thomas B. ROACH; George W. ROACH and Mrs. Doris MCCRACKIN, all of OK. A son, John Henry ROACH, preceded him in death in 1961.
Other survivors include 16 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. W.P. BUSH of Sand Springs officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. January 10, at the Poteet Funeral Home. Interment was in the Lawson Cemetery, near Yale, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
J.P. EASLEY, 63, services held at Blackburn
Funeral services were held in Blackburn, Monday, for John Pickard EASLEY, 63, who died in San Diego, California on Friday, January 5. Born March 12, 1904, in Kansas City, Missouri; he was a chef and had lived in Blackburn for a short time, and once operated a cafe in Hominy. For the past several years, he has been a hotel restaurant chef.
Survivors include his wife, Alice EASLEY, and his mother, Mrs. Henrietta FOREMAN, and 2 sisters: Mrs. Beuna CRISP and Mrs. Oleta TISDALE. Also, 2 other sisters: Ruby BIGHHORSE and Lahoma MELFI.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Russell OWEN in the Blackburn Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., January 8. Interment was in the Blackburn cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Thank you - Luke and Alta LAWSON
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, calls and visits during our stay in St. Francis and Municipal Hospitals.
CARD OF THANKS - Mrs. Clarence ESHELMAN and family
We wish to thank our many friends, the churches, Dr. ARTHURS, and the Municipal Hospital staff for deeds of kindness and expressions of sympathy, also for the beautiful flowers during the illness and death of our loved one.
Mrs. Ross JOHNSON shower honoree
Mrs. Carol (CATES) JOHNSON was honoree at a Come and Go bridal shower at the Chamber of Commerce building recently. She was assisted in opening her gifts by Miss Lila DOMENY and Miss Linda WILLARD. Hostesses for the event were: Mrs. Hershel MITCHELL, Mrs. Ed HEIMAN, Mrs. Clifford JESTES, Mrs. Clyde STOCKER, Mrs. Cecil KARRAKER, and Mrs. Elmer WILLARD. Carol became the bride of Ross Johnson on December 22.
Miss Anita VANCE - Eddie IRONS wed December 20
Miss Anita Louise VANCE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter VANCE, of Ardmore, became the bride of Eddie IRONS, son of Mrs. Daisy MILLER, of Pawnee, on December 21, 1967.
The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. Earnest HITT in the HITT home at 7:30 in the evening. Attendants were Miss Janel HARSHBARGER and Manuel AGUILAR.
The bride wore a street-length lace sheath with matching lace veil secured by a large bow. She carried a cascade bouquet of white mums. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl CHAPMAN.
Mrs. Emma STEWART honored at dinner on 88th Birthday
Mrs. Emma STEWART was honored on her 88th birthday Sunday, January 7, with a dinner in the home of Mrs. Leroy STEWART. Dinner was served to Mr. and Mrs. Carl UHL, Mrs. Elmer PERRY, Mrs. W.B. PAPPAN, L.C. JOHNSON, Mrs. R.S. HEDGECOCK, the honoree and the hostess.
It's A BOY
Mr. and Mrs. Pete TYSON announced the arrival of their second son, Shawn Kyle, weight 6 lbs, 14 ozs born December 18, 1967. Mr. and Mrs. Elzie SMITH are the maternal grandparents. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Vivian JOHNSON.
PFC Dennis B. RICE left January 2 to return to Ft. Hood, Texas after being home on a 15 day leave. His wife, Darlene, is living with her mother, Mrs. Ester ELLIS in Jennings.
Jo Esta STEWART returned to O.S.U. after spending the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Ruth STEWART.
January 18, 1968
Court Clerk Isabelle WILKINSON issued 6 marriage licenses during the past week.
Burns W. BIGGS, legal age, Tulsa; and Pauline HEFLIN, legal age, Tulsa; were issued a marriage license on January 15 and married the same day by County Judge O.S. PALMER.
Richard W. WEATHERS, 26, Edmond; and Mary Kay KARRAKER, 20, Oklahoma City; were issued a license on January 11 and married on January 13 by Rev. Jack H. OWENS of the Baptist Church of Pawnee.
Edgar FITCHPATRICK, legal age, Pawnee; and Bertha SMITH, legal age, Pawnee; were issued a marriage license on January 11.
Jarlon Magee, 25, and Gladys J. CROCKER, 24, both of Suitland, Maryland, were issued a marriage license on January 10.
L.F. HANLON, legal age, and Lucy EDWARDS, legal age, Valley Center, Kansas; were issued a license on January 10 and married the same day by Rev. Harold NORRIS of the First Baptist Church of Maramec.
John J. BRUMLEY, legal age, Pawnee; and Pearl Mae MITCHELL, legal age, Pawnee; were issued a marriage license on January 15, and married the same day by Judge PALMER.
Ralston News - Mrs. Buddy BURCH
Mr. and Mrs. C.J. BEASTON attended funeral services in Tulsa Saturday, for Mrs. BEASTON's cousin, Edward HANSON of Tulsa. Burial was at Rosehill Cemetery.
Mrs. Buddy BURCH received word Friday of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Myrtle HOLDERMAN, of Enid. Mrs. HOLDERMAN died in the Stillwater Hospital, Thursday, of the flu. Services were held Sunday in Stillwater, with burial at Perkins. The HOLDERMAN's were former Pawnee residents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Pawnee for James ROACH, 79, of Yale, father of Thomas B. ROACH of Ralston. The elder Roach has spent some time here lately with his son and family. Interment was at the Lawson Cemetery near Yale, under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
The Ralston community was saddened at the loss of another of it's older citizens,
Thursday, when Neal CAMPBELL, "Papa Neal" to many, passed away at
his home, after many years of failing health. He had made his home in this
community for nearly 65 years.
Miller Neal CAMPBELL, age 89 years, 2 months and 7 days, passed away Thursday, January 11, at his home in Ralston. He was born November 4, 1878 in Harville, Missouri, and moved to the Ralston community as a young man, where he has lived since and was a farmer until his retirement. He married Daisy Maude DRAKE, April 18, 1908, at Ralston. He was a member of the Ralston Federated Church.
Survivors include his wife and 2 daughters: Mrs. Agnes TEICHMER of Cushing, ad Mrs. Marie FORBES of Ralston; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ralston Federated Church, with the Rev. Virgil ETCHESON, officiating. Interment was at the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee.
E. LEMASTERS to celebrate 50th anniversary Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Everett LEMASTER of Blackburn, will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, January 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a reception in the recreation room of the Blackburn Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. LEMASTER were married January 17, 1918 at Kita, Oklahoma. They have lived most of their life in and around Blackburn. They are retired farmers.
Hosts will be their children: Mrs. Charlene FISHER, Pawnee; Mrs. Hester CARRUTH, Ponca City; Mrs. Willodean FISHER, Blackburn; Mrs. Jean MCKAY, Hebron, Nebraska; James LEMASTER, Ardmore; Hershel LEMASTER, Hayward, California, and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. LEMASTER have 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
CROCKER - MAGEE rehearsal dinner held Thursday eve
Following the rehearsal for the Crocker and Magee wedding, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. MAGEE Jr., of Alexandria, Louisiana, honored their son, Jarlon, and his bride-elect, Joan, with a dinner in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church on January 11.
The table was decorated with a bouquet of white and blue tinted mums, a miniature wedding party and white streamers with puffs of blue net tied with blue ribbons holding silver wedding bands. Jarlon and Joanie presented gifts to their attendants.
It's A Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Charles CUSHENBERRY of Tulsa announce the arrival of a son born January 13 at St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. CUSHENBERRY is the former Darlene STANEART. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Art STANEART of Pawnee.
S. HARSHBARGER celebrated 96th birthday, January 11
Mrs. Sarah HARSHBARGER, the oldest resident of the Good Samaritan Center, celebrated her 96th birthday on January 11. She shared her 2 birthday cakes with all other residents of the home.
Mrs. HAGA, administrator of the center, has taken her picture on each birthday since 1963. Mrs. HARSHBARGER is able to go to the dining room for her meals in a wheel chair. She gets around fairly well considering her eyesight is nearly gone.
Grace NORRIS, 90, services held here Monday
Funeral services were held Monday for Grace NORRIS, pioneer area mother, 90, who passed away here on Saturday, January 13.
Born February 8, 1877, in Reese, Kansas, she was the mother of area rancher-auctioneer Cecil NORRIS. She married William H. NORRIS at Reese on October 26, 1902 and they came to a farm west of Masham in 1905 where they lived for many years. Her husband preceded her in death on April 22, 1945.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include the son, Cecil, and 2 granddaughters, plus a host of other relatives and friends.
The Rev. J. Jim ANTHIS officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 15, at the Poteet Funeral Home Chapel, and interment was in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Fred SHAW, 78, services set for Friday
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for Charles Fredrick SHAW, 78, who passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, January 17.
Born April 11, 1889 in Galena, Kansas, he came to Oklahoma with his parents at the age of 8 and farmed in the Lela community until moving to Morrison in 1963. He was married to Else Lenora SHELLADY on February 17, 1915. She passed away on December 20, 1935. He married Mary Edna SHAW on April 9, 1937, and she passed away on May 14, 1953. He married Mable M. LOBAN on August 17, 1955 and she survives.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Morrison. Survivors include his wife, Mabel, of the home and 5 children: Jesse Lee SHAW of Garber; Elton Fredrick SHAW of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Fern KARRAKER of Pawnee; Vada SHAW of Waxahachie, Texas; and Mrs. Vera LEWIS of Bethany, Oklahoma.
Also surviving are a brother, Ray SHAW of Coolidge, Arizona; and a sister, Mrs. George MALTSBERGER; also a stepdaughter, Mrs. WILKEY and a stepson, Embert LOGAN, and 5 grandchildren.
The Rev. J. Ruel BAXTER, Morrison, will officiate at the service at the First Baptist Church in Pawnee at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, and interment will be in the Lela Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
PHS student wins award for short story
A short story written by Jo Beth DENNEY, PHS sophomore, won first place in a national magazine, and $30, it was announced recently.
Miss DENNEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard DENNEY, is an honor student and member of the Beta Club at PHS. She submitted the article to the National Beta Club Journal and it was accepted for their January issue as first among several student contributions.
6 Members of Local Family Escape Injury
Six member of the Verlin OHSE family luckily escaped injury Sunday afternoon when their car overturned on SH 108 in the Lela area.
Mrs. OHSE (Jacqueline) was driving their 1962 Pontiac orth on SH 108 about 8 miles south of Lelat at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, when she lost control of the vehicle. It ran off the road on the east side, skidded sideways across the roadway hitting a guard post on the west side of the road. Then it down the dirt embankment overturning one time and hitting the fence on the Bill PRICE place, then landed back on its wheels.
It was out of control for 408 feet, according to the investigating trooper, who issued no citation. The car was called a total loss.
Riding with Mrs. OHSE were her 4 daughters and son: Alta, 16; Ada, 14; Audry, 13; Verla Dean, 11; and Verlin, Jr. 6. The girls all received some head injuries, bruises and other cuts. Mrs. OHSE had numerous bruises and a cut foot. Verlin, Jr., was not injured. All were treated at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital and released except for Verla Dean who complained of her back hurting and was kept overnight at the hospital for observation.
The trooper said that the family was quite lucky.
M.N. CAMPBELL, Ralston pioneer, services held
Pioneer Ralston citizen, Miller Neal Campbell, 89, passed away there on Thursday, January 11, and services were held in Ralston on Sunday.
Born November 4, 1878, at Hartsville, Missouri, he came to Ralston in 1904 and married Daisy Maude DRAKE on April 18, 1909. They continued to make their home in Ralston, where he was a member of the Federated Church.
Survivors include his wife, Daisy, of the home; 2 daughters: Mrs. Agnes TEICHMER of Cushing, and Mrs. Marie FORBES, Postmaster of Ralston, plus 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren A grandson and great grandson preceded him in death.
The Rev. Virgil ETCHESON conducted the services at the Federated Church in Ralston at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, and interment was in the Fairfax Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
January 25, 1968
Marine Lt. Mike THOMAS, 25, killed in Vietnam action
Michael H. Thomas, 25, a U.S. Marine lieutenant from Pawnee, was killed in action in South Vietnam on Saturday, January 20. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard THOMAS were notified Sunday.
A stunned community learned of the tragic news soon after a Marine Major from Tulsa drove here to notify the Pawnee Postmaster and Mrs. THOMAS.
Lt. THOMAS joined the 26th Marine regiment of the 3rd Marine division on the front lines almost immediately after arriving in the Quang Tri Republic of South Vietnam on October 6. He was a platoon leader and it was near Khe Sahn that he was hit by rifle fire, according to an official Marine dispatch to his family.
Born in Pawnee while his father was serving in the armed forces during WWII, he attended Pawnee schools where he was outstanding in all sports. He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1961 and from the University of Oklahoma in June of 1966 with a degree in Business Administration. At OU, he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and played on several championship intramural athletic teams sponsored by the fraternity. He was a member of the Methodist Church here.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps on January 16, 1967 and went to Quantico, Virginia, where he received officer training. He was commissioned on March 23 and a former schoolmate (here and at OU), Army Lt. John BERRY, pinned on his first set of lieutenant bars during the ceremony. He took further training before being sent to Vietnam in early October.
Services are pending with the Poteet Funeral Home pending arrival of the body. Another former classmate here, 1st Lt. Larry STANEART, now at Ft. Sill, has been granted permission to go to California and accompany the body to Pawnee.
Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS have 2 other children, Steven, a student at OU and Susan, a local 6th grader.
Mrs. HOLDEMAN Services Held in Stillwater
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrthe Anna HOLDEMAN, who died January 10, 1968, at her home in Enid, were held in Stillwater Sunday, January 1, at 2 p.m. She was 60 years old.
The Rev. Larry DASHIELL and Rev. Dan PENNIE were in charge of the services and burial was in the Olivet Cemetery.
She was born at Curtis, July 7, 1907 and was married to Leslie John HOLDEMAN in Cherokee, September 19, 1932. She grew up in northwestern Oklahoma and at the time of her marriage lived near Cleo Springs. In 1935, the couple moved to Newton, Kansas; moved to a farm near Pawnee in 1940, where they lived until moving southwest of Perkins in 1953. She went back to Cleo Springs in 1962 and to Enid in 1965.
She was a member of the Christian Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Gene, in 1954, and her husband in 1957. Survivors include 5 daughters: Mrs. Ella Mae TURNER, Pawnee; Mrs. Elsie Fae BROWN, Eau Claira, Michigan; Miss Anna Louise HOLDEMAN, Gainesville, Florida; and Miss Rhoda Jane and Miss Edna Ruth HOLDEMAN of the home address.
Survivors also are 8 grandchildren and three brothers and three sisters. They are: Roy PETERSON, Oklahoma City; Ray PETERSON, Okeene; Laura PETERSON, Fort Supply; Mrs. Mable ALLEN, Cleo Springs, Mrs. Lena NOBLE, Seiling; and Mrs. Edna CASE, Jet.
CARD OF THANKS - Fred SHAW Family
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the host of friends who remembered us at the passing of our dear husband and father, with their prayers, the beautiful flowers, and food. We also thank Dr. RATLIFF and the staff of nurses for their faithfulness. Should it fall your lot to pass down this path of heartache and shadows, may you be comforted as you have given comfort.
Citians' father service held
Funeral services were held in Yukon at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, for Orvil LAMONS of Mustang, father of Mrs. M.W. LUCAS and John LAMONS of Pawnee. He was 82 and is also survived by 4 other daughters and 3 sons, 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Otto RAMEY hosts friends with open house
Old friends got together to talk about interesting experiences together in the past and to enjoy the hospitality of Mrs. Otto RAMEY at open house at her Jennings home on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. RAMEY's late husband had been associated with several of the visitors in the cattle business and she had on display some of his mementos as well as honors he earned in WWI.
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JOHNSON, Terlton; and Mr. and Mrs. Walter DOOLIN, Oilton. Johnson and Doolin had ridden horseback many miles together beginning as youngsters with the late Mr. RAMEY and had many experiences to relate.
Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Walter WERTHER, Cleveland; Rev. and Mrs. Eugene PITTMAN, Sand Springs; Mr. and Ms. C.M. BURKDOLL, Pawnee; Rev. and Mrs. Donald R. ROBERTS and family, Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON, Terlton; Mr. and Mrs. DOOLIN, Oilton; Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Ward, Mrs. Oma COTTON, Rev. and Mrs. Gene TANKSLEARY, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn ROGERS and Mr. and Mrs. Albert HANLON and Nile, all of Jennings.
Seven couples called in their regrets because of illness, etc., including Mr. and Mrs. Raymond GRIFFITH of West Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors for the beautiful flowers and many kindnesses extended to us in our recent bereavement of our son and brother. Henrietta FOREMAN and family.
Lone Chimney News - Mrs. Virgil BOYLES
Beth HOELTZEL - This community is deeply grieve by the passing of Beth HOELTZEL. It's difficult to find words to express the love and affection this community had for her and of their care and concern about her during the four long years she fought so bravely for her young life. We can truly say along with her many friends and school mates "to know her was to lover her." To her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin HOETZEL, her brothers Byron and Bruce, and sister, Brenda, and all the other family members, we send a deep and heartfelt sympathy.
Masham News - Mrs. Helen MCALISTER
Shower for ROBBINS
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne ROBBINS and girls were honored with a shower at the Masham Baptist Church Saturday evening. The ROBBINS' home burned down last week while they were gone. The loss is great in a fire. But thankful that no one was hurt. They received many lovely and useful gifts and money. They will live for a short time in the TETER home near by.
Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
On Tuesday, Mrs. Madeline MASON, Tulsa, brought her father, Rick MEANS, to spend the day with his cousin, Joe FISHER, and wife Patsy. Other dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Buster FISHER and Mr. and Mrs. Walt FISHER.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva "Bud" CARUTH, Ponca City, visited with Bud's sister and brother-in-law, Ida and Buster FISHER, for coffee and cake Sunday afternoon.
Services Held for Mrs. OYLER:
Graveside services were held here in the Blackburn Cemetery on Monday for Mrs. Harvey OYLER of Maramec. Mrs. OYLER had been in ill health for quite some time and passed away Saturday in Tulsa. Services were held in Cleveland under direction of Chapman's Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Rites For Maggie MCCRAY:
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Maggie MCCRAY of Stillwater on Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Blackburn at 2:00 with Rev. Waldo YOUNG of Cushing, assisted by Rev. Bill BOYD, officiating. Mrs. MCCRAY passed away January 17 in a Stillwater Hospital at the age of 84 years and 28 days. Burial was in the Bell Cemetery near Ralston, under direction of the Stroud Funeral Home.
Many people are still fighting the flu bug around here and in other communities. Your reporter's mother, Mrs. Tommie RHODES, is a patient in the Cleveland Area Hospital since Tuesday. She had the flu and almost has pneumonia. My sister, Minnie MANDERSCHIED of Tulsa, spent Friday night here and we visited our mother Saturday afternoon. She wasn't feeling much better, but was improved.
Mrs. Raymond HUNT has been back on the job working at Hissom the past couple of weeks following a broken ankle accident 2 or 3 months ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett LEMASTER celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday, January 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 with a reception in the recreation room of the Blackburn Baptist Church. They were married January 17, 1918 and spent most of their life in the Blackburn community. They are retired fathers and since leaving the farm have their home in the southwest part of town.
Hosts were their children: Charlene FISHER of Pawnee, Hester CARRUTH of Ponca City, Willodean FISHER of Blackburn, Mrs. Jean MCKAY of Hebron, Nebraska, James LEMASTER of Ardmore and Herman LEMASTER of Hayward, California, and their families.
H.D. CUMMINGS observe 59th anniversary January 15
Mr. and Mrs. Hary D. CUMMINGS quietly observed their 59th wedding anniversary, January 15. The were married in home of Mr. Cummings' aunt, Addie WRIGHT. Mrs. Maggie PAPPAN, who lives in Pawnee, attended the wedding. They have lived in Pawnee all their lives. They have 3 daughters, 4 sons, 28 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.
Daughters are: Adeline MATLOCK, Oklahoma City; Ester HESKETT, Pawhuska, and Hazel SHUNATONA, Wichita, Kansas. Sons are: Ray and Henry of Tulsa, Lowell, Covington, Louisiana; and Lloyd of Mescalero, New Mexico.
Beth HOELTZEL, Maramec, 16, services held
Beth Ann HOELTZEL, 16, of the Maramec area, passed away at her home Saturday night, January 21. She had been ill for four years.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin HOELTZEL, she was a Junior at Quay High School and had been an A student. She attended her first eight years of school at Maramec. She had come to the Marameck area from Enid, where she was born February 4, 1951. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors aside from the parents, include two brothers, Byron and Bruce HOELTZEL, and one sister, Brenda HOELTZEL, all of the home. Also surviving are her grandmother, Mrs. Lydia HOLZ, and a great grandmother, Wilhelmine HEINTZ. Two sisters, Roberta and Beverly HOELTZEL, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 24, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Enid, with the Rev. Alan HOLTZ, Cushing, officiating.
Mrs. POTEET's brother dies
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Guthrie for Roy V. BURNS, 76, who passed away there Monday. Brother of Mrs. Grace POTEET, Pawnee, he is also survived by his wife, Emma, of the home in Guthrie and 2 daughters.
February 1, 1968
Wm. M. YOUNG, 68, Glencoe, services held here Saturday
Funeral services were held here Saturday for William M. YOUNG, 68, who passed away at Glencoe on Wednesday, January 24.
Born May 5, 1899 in Glencoe, he lived in that area all of his life. He married Lulu WELLS at Enid on April 16, 1934. Survivors include his wife, a brother, Leonard YOUNG of Stillwater and 4 sisters: Mrs. Joe GILLER of Stillwater, Bess SPRINGER of Hominy, Pearl DICK of Kingsburg, Colorado and Daisy BERGEN of California.
Also surviving are a number of nephews, nieces and a host of friends. The Rev. H.E. HITT officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 27 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Union Cemetery near Glencoe under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DOUGAN have returned home from Wellington, Kansas after visiting her son, Nelse MAVITY, who is convalescing from a recent heart attack.
Mrs. Ethel EDWARDS, mother of Gail EDWARDS is critically ill at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she underwent major surgery.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. ALEXANDER and their daughter, Nancy Sue, from Albuquerque, New Mexico were weekend visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROBERTS and Mrs. Vivian ARCHAMBAULT. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are the parents of Mrs. ALEXANDER, and Mrs. ARCHAMBAULT, her aunt.
Sidney MOORE, Jr., student at Haskell Institute, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Moore, and other relatives.
George WILLIAMS, son of Mr. Wema WILLIAMS graduated from Chilocco at the end of the first semester. George has enrolled at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas.
Masham News - Mrs. Helen MCALISTER
Wedding: Myrtis BOWEN and Carl WILLS were married Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Masham Baptist Church. A large group of friends and relatives attended the wedding. Congratulations
There will be a House Warming Shower, at the Masham Baptist Church, Saturday night, February 3, for Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILLS. Anyone that wants to come is welcome.
Harry WILLARD Honored on 83rd Birthday
Harry WILLARD was honored on his 83rd birthday at his home in Morrison. Mr. WILLARD was formerly from the Masham community.
Ira DUFF of Enid, spent the week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil DUFF in Pawnee. Chris MCALISTER spent Saturday with the grandparents and Ira DUFF.
Patty FRAZER spent the week with her grandparents. Patty is from Tulsa. Sunday Mrs. Pat FRAZER and Brenda came to take her home and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Vernie TAULMAN.
Mrs. Ira HALLETT just returned from California. It was her first plane ride.
Cyrus Frank SEWARD was born July 22, 1900 in Dewey County, Oklahoma
to Mr. and Mrs. John Albert SEWARD. The family moved to Osage county in 1917
and a few years later came to Ralston, where Frank has lived for over 40
He is survived by 4 brothers: Charlie of Stillwater, and Henry, Albert & George, all of Ralston. He passed away at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital, Friday, January 26, of a heart attack after years of failing health.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Hunsaker Funeral Home with Rev. C.C. MORGAN officiating. Interment was at the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of Hunsakers.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles BRANDENBURG are the proud grandparents of a new grandson, born Friday at the Ponca City Hospital. The big 8 pound boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat BRANDENBURG, of Ralston, but his daddy is presently stationed with the Army at Hunter Air Force Base in Georgia. His other grandmother is Mrs. Dollie WHITE of Ponca City.
P.F. DOOLEY of Big Bend is back home and doing fine after spending the past week as a patient in Pawnee Municipal Hospital.
Linda TANNER, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin TANNER, underwent a tonsilectomy Friday at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital, and was dismissed Saturday.
Frank DUROY underwent major surgery Wednesday at the Ponca City Hospital.
Card of Thanks: We wish to thank each one for all the good deeds and words of comfort, also the food that was prepared, Dr. and Mrs. RIEMER and Brother HITT for their comforting words. All this will always remain a sweet memory. May God Bless each one. Mrs. Bill YOUNG and family.
ELSTON - SMITH to wed February 10
Mr. and Mrs. Louis ELSTON, Arkansas City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter to John D. SMITH, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. SMITH, II of Wellington, Kansas.
Miss ELSTON is the granddaughter of Mrs. Nolia JOHNSON and the late Bill JOHNSON of Pawnee.
The bride-elect attends Arkansas City High School and the prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Wellington High School and is presently attending the Cawley County Community Junior College.
Mr. and Mrs. John DAWES observe 60th wedding anniversary, January
Mr. and Mrs. John DAWES of Council Valley rural community, 6 miles north of Cushing, observed their 60th anniversary at their home Monday, January 29.
Mrs. DAWES, 77, was born 4 miles north of Ripley at Olive homestead. Mr. DAWES, 79, was born in Vernon County, Missouri and came to Oklahoma in 1906. They were married in her parents home 7 miles west of Yale by Rev. John B. MCCLAIN who was also rural mail carrier, and he stopped enroute of his duties to perform the ceremony. The couple left soon, by wagon, for their farm home south of Pawnee. Mrs. DAWES is a sister of Hugh OLIVE of Pawnee.
The couple lived south of Yale from 1911 until 1919 then moved to Cushing and moved to their present home in December 1928, where Mr. DAWES resumed farming, his loved occupation, until his retirement. He was employed in Oil Field drilling over all of Payne County during the years 1917-1929.
Mrs. DAWES is still active in the Council Valley Baptist Church, maintains flower and vegetable gardens, has a few chickens and keeps a well-stocked home freezer and cellar of home canned vegetables and fruits.
A true Oklahoma pioneer, Mr. DAWES has been in failing health for several years.
The DAWES' have three children, Mrs. Sidney LINSEY; Mrs. Clarence BILLINGS; Glen DAWES 5 grand children and 7 great grandchildren.
CARD OF THANKS - Family of Beth Ann HOELTZEL
We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness shown during the long illness and passing of our beloved daughter and sister, Beth Ann. We especially want to thank all those who sent cards, food, lovely floral tributes and gifts and for the many prayers offered. We are indeed grateful. God Bless you all.
Services Held Monday for Lt. Mike THOMAS
Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon for Marine Lt. Michael H. THOMAS, 25, who was killed in action in South Vietnam on January 20.
A platoon leader, he had been on the front lines almost from the day he arrived there on October 6. He served with the 26th Marine regiment of the 3rd Marine division in the Quang Tri Republic and as hit by rifle fire near Khe Sahn.
Born in Pawnee on January 6, 1943, he attended school here and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1961 where he was active in all sports. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration in June of 1966, enlisted in the Marine Corps on January 16, 1967, was commissioned on March 23 and took further training before leaving for South Vietnam.
Upon commissioning, his first set of Lieutenant bars were pinned on him by a former schoolmate here and at OU, Army Lt. John BERRY, who was stationed nearby. A former classmate, Army Lt. Larry STANEART, Ft. Sill, escorted the body from California to Pawnee, arriving here Friday, January 26.
He is survived by his parents, Pawnee Postmaster, and Mrs. Howard THOMAS and a sister, Susan, all of the home in a Pawnee, and a brother, Steven, a student at OU. Also surviving are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. THOMAS and Roy JESTES, all of Pawnee, and Mrs. Harry GRAHAM of Fontana, California, plus a number of other relatives and friends.
He was a member of the local First Methodist Church and services were held here at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, with the Rev. Bob DOTSON, minister and Navy Chaplain C. Robert KELLEY, Tulsa, officiating. Interment with full military rites, was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Flags flew in his honor in downtown Pawnee during the afternoon.
February 8, 1968
Jamesetta LAWRENCE is 1968 First Baby of Year
Jamesetta LAWRENCE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lawrence, Pawnee, is Pawnee's First Baby of the year. Even though she was born on February 2, she is the first child born in a local hospital in 1968 to qualify for the title.
She is the 22nd First Baby since the contest was begun by the CHIEF and most of the others were born near Jan 1. Last year the daughter of Emmett and Pat WRIGHT of Hallett was born on January 3 to win the many prizes.
To be more specific, Baby 1968 was born at 8:34 p.m, February 2, at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital and weighed 6 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces. She has a brother, Troy, at home. They live with Mrs. Lawrence's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jim ROBERSON. The father works in Enid.
1 Called for February Draft
Pawnee County will be sending one man for induction for February, according to Mrs. Viola PALMER, county selective service clerk. Verlyn Edward TUCKER, Pawnee, has been called to fill the 1-man quota, she said.
W.T. HUGHES services held here Monday
Walter Thomas Hughes, 78, passed away in Pawnee on Friday, February 2, and services were held here Monday afternoon.
Born June 1, 1889, in Texas County, Missouri, he moved to western Oklahoma with his parents as a boy. He lived in Yale from 1916 to 1934 when he moved to the Watchorn community where he lived since. He married Loma GRIMES on September 12, 1922 in Yale.
He was a member of the IOOF in Drumright and had worked for the Magnolia petroleum company for 40 years, retiring in 1954.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Thelma (HUGHES) OWENS of Corpus Christi, Texas and 2 grandchildren. Service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim WARNOCK officiation. Interment was in Lawson Cemetery, near Yale.
J.D. BRIGHT, 90, services held here Monday
Jessie Dee Bright, 90, long-time local citizen, passed away here Sunday, February 4, and services were held Wednesday, February 7.
Born October 20, 1877 in Stanley County, North Carolina, he married Annioe Bell LANGLEY at Sentinel, Oklahoma on October 12, 1902. They moved to Pawnee County from Hughes County in 1923 and have lived here since. He was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Bell BRIGHT, and 5 daughters and 2 sons: Mrs. Jeff WOMACK, Mrs. Floyd BEAGLE, Mrs. Alvin SMITH, Mrs. Billy Joe WALENCIAK, Arvie BRIGHT and Clifford BRIGHT, all of Pawnee and Mrs. Juanita SMITH of Bartlesville.
Also surviving is a brother, Benjamin F. Bright of Hobart and 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. The Reverend L. Jim ANTHIS officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Daisy FRYER, 86, services at Blackburn, Sunday
Funeral services were held Sunday in Blackburn for Mrs. Daisy Dean Johnson FRYER, 86, who passed away on Friday, February 2, at Cleveland.
Born July 12, 1881 in Cass County, Missouri, she married Horace Greely HAMPTON on June 25, 1901 at Harrisonville, Missouri and they moved to Oklahoma that year. He passed away in 1935 and she married A.M. FRYER in 1948. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Blackburn, a member of the Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors.
Survivors include the husband, Ace M. FRYER of Blackburn and a son, Leo D. HAMPTON of Oklahoma City, plus 3 step children: Mrs. Mattie L. SPEARS and Mrs. Nendee SCHEIHING, both of Blackburn and Ben FRYER of Westport. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.
The service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 4 at the Blackburn Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell OWEN officiating. Interment was in the Blackburn Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Services Held For Father of Mrs. CARLTON
Funeral services were held in Pryor, Wednesday, for Andrew TROUT, 60, Grand River Dam employee who had been missing since December 22. His body was found about a mile below the dam on Saturday.
He was the father of Mrs. Pat (Jerry) CARLTON, Chickasha. Carlton was formerly a coach here.
TROUT apparently drowned when he fell into the water while working at the dam. An intensive search was carried on at the time, then about a week ago the search was resumed when a fisherman found the victim's wristwatch.
Surviving besides Mrs. CARLTON is the widow, and 2 other daughters, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and 5 grandchildren.
Ethyl BLAKNEY services held in Stillwater
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Ethyl Gladys BLAKNEY, 71, of Stillwater, who died Friday, February 2, 1968 in the Stillwater Municipal Hospital. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee.
Mrs. Blakney was born near Stockton, Missouri, November 4, 1896, the daughter of George and Sadie KIRKMAN. She was married to Bill Blakney in Perry, June 12, 1935. The couple lived in Pawnee until coming to Stillwater in 1952. She taught rural schools in Pawnee County for 20 years and had a kindergarten in Stillwater for a number of years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, and one step-daughter. She has 2 nieces, Mrs. Orville MCLAUGHLIN, Pawnee, and Mrs. Christine WEST, Springfield, Missouri.
Tribal Group Sets March 2 for Ceremonial
The Pawnee Tribal Historical Society will sponsor a Young Dog Dance Ceremonial on Saturday afternoon, March 2, at the Fairgrounds Women's Building.
This is one of the few remaining Ceremonials practiced by the tribe and is another in a series of events promoted by the Historical Society in an effort to preserve some of the tribe's customs and rituals.
The Young Dog Dance Ceremonial is kept for the tribe by Delbert HORSECHIEF, Sr., who will preside at the event. A noonday feast will open the affair and the dance will be held in the afternoon.
Many tribal members from out-of-state will return to take part in this Ceremonial, and the Wichita tribe of Anadarko, close ethnic relative to the Pawnee's, is being invited to attend and participate.
Mrs. Otto SHUPE, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Henry PANSZA, Mary Jeanne and Susan, returned to Pawnee Sunday afternoon. Mrs. SHUPE has been in Oklahoma City for the past 3 months convalescing from a broken knee and has been staying with the Panszas and the Joe KIMBERLINS. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SHUPE and family of Ponca City visited with them Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor CALDWELL are returning to Hominy, where he will resume his job as auto mechanic, a position he held before going ito the Army.
Lola COCHRAN, accident victim, services Monday
Funeral services were held Monday morning in Blackburn for Mrs. Lola Lloyd COCHRAN, 73, who was killed in an accident west of Cleveland, Friday evening.
She was the mother of Mrs. Glen MILAM and had been making her home with the Milam's at Tulsa and Blackburn since the death of her husband late in 1965.
Born October 1, 1894 in Cook County, Texas, she married Knox Otis COCHRAN on September 27, 1916 at Walters, Oklahoma. He passed away on December 8, 1965. As a child, she had lived in several communities, attending schools at Shamrock, Davenport, Oakwood and others. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Cushing.
Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Aileen BLACKBURN of Cushing, Mrs. Venita SAPPINGTON of Eucha and Mrs. Wanda MILAM of Tulsa and Blackburn. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 2 brothers: Ernest Lloyd of Crowley, Louisiana and Lowell Lloyd of Walters, Oklahoma.
The Rev. Bill BOYD officiated at the service at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 5, at the Methodist Church in Blackburn and interment was in the Fairlawn Cemetery near Cushing, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Former resident, Ida MCDONALD, died in Tulsa
Mrs. Ida MCDONALD, a former resident of Pawnee, died at her home in Tulsa last week after an illness of several weeks.
A heart ailment was given as the cause. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee, Monday afternoon following services in Tulsa.
Born in Texas in July, 1902, she came to Pawnee County with her husband in the early nineteen twenties, locating on the George SMITH farm between Skedee and Blackburn. They remained there five years then moved to Pawnee where they lived until 1942, when they went to Tulsa. They had lived there since.
Surviving are the husband, Adam, a son, Ed, both of Tulsa; her father, Ed GOLDSMITH of Perry; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two of the grandsons are in the armed forces, one in Vietnam. A daughter preceded the mother in death.
Ella MONTGOMERY, formerly of Maramec dies
Mrs. Ella MONTGOMERY, 66, formerly of Maramec, passed away Saturday, February 3, in Drumright. Services were held in Yale on Tuesday, February 6.
Born February 9, 1901 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, she married James W. MONTGOMERY on September 4, 1924 at Sapulpa. They lived at Welty and Silver City until 1952 when they moved to Maramec. They moved to Yale in January of 1967. She was a member of the Free Holiness Church at Welty.
Survivors include the husband, James W. MONTGOMERY of Yale and 3 daughters: Mrs. Ludy May BARTON of Lee's Summitt, Missouri; Mrs. Lorena THURMAN of Yale; and Mrs. Helen RUSHING of Cocoran, California.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandsons, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Services were held Tuesday at the Church of God in Yale with Brother Edgar YODER officiating. Interment was in Lawson Cemetery, near Yale, with the Poteet Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Beverly BILYEU - Lynn MENNEM to wed March 23
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Bilyeu of Skedee wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Beverly, to Mr. Lynn MENNEM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer MENNEM of Medford.
Miss Bilyeu is a 1963 graduate of Pawnee High School. She was graduated from Northern Oklahoma College in 1965 with an associate degree in Commerce and recently received her bachelor of science degree in Education from Central State College. She is now teaching in the Pawnee Junior High School.
Mr. MENNEM is a 1964 graduate of Medford High School, attended Northern Oklahoma College and is a senior at Oklahoma State University, where he is majoring in Agriculture Economics.
The wedding will be an event of March 23 at 7:00 in the evening at the First Methodist Church of Pawnee. Friends are invited to attend.
Thank You - Mrs. Cora BOSS
I want to thank the Pawnee Municipal Hospital and their staff for the care and kindness shown me, and a special thanks to all my friends for the visits, cards, flowers and prayers. Thank you.
Card of Thanks - Mrs. Audra CLARK
I would like to thank Dr. STAFF and all the nurses for the good care they gave me while I was a patient there. Also, I want to thank all my friends and relatives for the nice cards, flowers, and visits. A special thanks to Mrs. Bessie WATERS and Mrs. FERN WATERS for all of the nice things they have done for me.
Masham News - Mrs. Helen MCALISTER
The community honored Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILLS with a House Warming Shower, Saturday night at the Masham Baptist Church.
There were two deaths in our community this week - Walter HUGHES of Watchorn and J.D. BRIGHT of Pawnee. J.D. BRIGHT was a resident of the Masham community, before moving to Pawnee.
Mrs. Vernie TAULMAN flew to Houston, Texas to attend the services of her brother, Ernie BERRY.
Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
Mrs. A.M. FRYER passed away in the Cleveland Rest Home, Friday morning
around 2:00 after complications following the flu some 4 or 5 weeks ago.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Blackburn Methodist Church with Rev. Russell OWEN officiating. To Mr. FRYER, Mrs. FRYER's son, Leo HAMPTON, and 3 step children, Mattie SPEARS, Nendee SCHEIHING and Ben FRYER, our heart felt sympathy is extended. Burial was in the Blackburn Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee.
This community was shocked at the tragic car accident Friday evening west of Cleveland, when a car driven by 2 men went around some cars and hit head on into the car driven by Mrs. Glen MILLAM of Tula. Mrs. MILAM was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. COCHRAN. They were on their way to Blackburn to attend the pink and blue shower of Mrs. Bobby FISHER.
Mrs. COCHRAN received a broken neck and Mrs. MILAM received a fractured skull, broken bones, crushed elbow, ankle and was in shock. She was treated in the new area Cleveland Hospital before being transferred to a Tulsa Hospital in serious condition.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10:00 a.m. for Mrs. COCHRAN in the First Baptist Church of Blackburn and interment in the Cushing cemetery. To Mrs. COCHRAN's 3 daughters and families, heart felt sympathy.
David SCHIEHING is still in the St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SCHIEHING and Aunt and Uncle, Mattie and Wes Spears, have visited with David several times this week.
Mrs. Helen ALLEN received a letter from her son, Jerry, who is in a hospital in Vietnam with malaria fever. Jerry has been in a lot of action in the To Hoa area.
My mother, Mrs. Tommie RHODES, Cleveland, is feeling a lot better and looking forward to going home from the hospital soon.
Mrs. Bob FISHER was guest of honor at a Pink and Blue Shower in the recreation room of the Blackburn First Baptist Church at 7:30 Friday evening.
Lone Chimney News - Mrs. Virgil BOYLES
Mr. and Mrs. Wilber ROBINSON and family and Mr. and Mrs. Millard GRIPE attended funeral services in Mannford, Sunday, for Cecil SHUMAKER. Mr. SHUMAKER was Mrs. ROBINSON's cousin.
Jimmie FREEMAN has enrolled in college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and started his classes there this week.
Mrs. Tim FLORA, who has spent several weeks in the hospital at Enid and at the home of her daughter there returned home Saturday.
Mrs. Ella WINGO and Mrs. Cleo BOYD came home Friday, from Tulsa, where they had spent the past week, while Mrs. WINGO was taking treatments.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil FLAGOR attended the wedding of Miss Kathleen RYAN to Tim DAVIS at Council Valley, Sunday afternoon.
Tracy and Mike FOCHT, Stillwater, spent Thursday night with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert FOCHT.
Shorty COLLINS Home Scene of Reunion, Sunday
Sunday, February 11, the HALEY sisters had a family reunion in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shorty COLLINS.
Attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.C.R. RADSDALE, St. Elmo, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Jack WHOMBLE, Oleata and Ricky; Mr. and Mrs. Dale WHOMBLE, David, Gail and Cathy; Mr. and Mrs. Val JENKINS and Douglas PAULS, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Webb, Floyd Jr., Lonnie and Bonita, Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse SHAW, Garber; Mr. and Mrs. Herman HANSON, Don, Ed, Janice, Steven, Lydia and John, Morrison; David and Jeannie RIPLEY, Glencoe; Glen and Mike Collins, Pawnee.
Card of Thanks - Walter T. HUGHES
I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Drs. RIEMER and DUNFORD and all the nurses at Pawnee Municipal Hospital who cared so efficiently for my father, Walter T. HUGHES. Also, J.L. and Mrs. POTEET and staff for their kindness and efficient services. To Rev. WARNOCK and the many friends who remembered with flowers, kind words of sympathy, cards and fine food during my sorrow and great loss of my beloved father. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Thelma HUGHES OWEN
February 15, 1968
B.A. WHEATON graveside rites held Wednesday
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Bert Albert WHEATON, 70, who passed away Sunday, February 18, in Tulsa.
Born October 25, 1898 in Summera, Arkansas, he and his wife, Ruth S., were married on October 21, 1931. They moved to Tulsa from Jennings in 1950. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife and 3 daughters and 5 sons: Mrs. Maxine FOSTER of Santa Monica, California; Mrs. Mona TULL of Jennings; Mrs. Wanda Driskill of Orlando, Florida; Loyd D. WHEATON of Claremore; Gene WHEATON of the U.S. Army in Vietnam; Ronald L. WHEATON of Tulsa; Donald WHEATON of Santa Monica, and Glen R. WHEATON of Stillwater, and a number of grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at the Lawson Cemetery near Yale, at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, with the Rev. FREEMAN of Tulsa officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.
I.L. GROOM, 84, services held here Tuesday
Pioneer Glencoe area resident, Isaac Lora GROOM, 84, passed away in Pawnee on Sunday, February 18, and funeral services were held Tuesday, February 20.
Born October 31, 1883 in Stanberry, Missouri, he came to Oklahoma with his parents as a child, and has lived in the Glencoe area since.
He married Emma May HOWARD on July 5, 1916 at Pawnee and she survives. Also surviving is a son, Cleo GROOM of Glencoe and an adopted son, Kenneth GROOM, of California; a granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn WELLS and a great granddaughter. Also, 2 sisters, a half-sister and 2 half-brothers: Iva BRANDON of Washburn, Missouri; Mae WYCKOFF of Stillwater, Edrie POUND of Washington, and Frank and Emmitt GROOM of Montana.
Conn SADLER officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment was in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
C.R. DOLEZAL services held here Monday
Funeral services were held Monday for Charles R. DOLEZAL, 71, who passed away here Saturday, February 17. Born May 1, 1896 in Riverside, Iowa, he came to Tonkawa from Kansas in 1901. On May 14, 1917, he married Nellie May SNYDER. They lived in Tonkawa until 1921 when they moved to Pawnee. In 1923 they moved to Texas, where they made their home until 1943, when they returned to Pawnee. Mrs. DOLEZAL passed away on May 16, 1960.
He is survived by 3 sisters: Mrs. J.L. SULLIVAN of Wagoner, Oklahoma; Lillian and Sylvia DOLEZAL, both of Ponca City; and a number of local friends.
Services were conducted Monday, February 19, at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. James WARNOCK at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Masham Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
J.F. RICE, 91, services to be here today
Funeral services will he held this afternoon for Joseph F. RICE, 91, who passed away Tuesday, February 13, at Stillwater.
A member of the Potowatomi tribe, he was born in Mayetta, Kansas, on February 8, 1876. He married Columbia ROUBIDEAUX in Falls City, Nebraska, and she passed away in 1937. He moved to Pawnee in 1939 from Mayetta and has lived here since.
Survivors include 3 daughters and 3 sons: Norris RICE of Pueblo, Colorado; Faith STARR and Francis OGDEN, both of Parkville, Missouri; Venas BURGERMEIR of Reno, Nevada; and Charles R. and Robert J. RICE, both of Pawnee. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment will be in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
February 22, 1968
Jenning News, by Mrs. F.E. CHAPMAN
Awarded Purple Heart
Captain Donald V. FREEMAN, who was killed in ambush on October 3, 1967 in Vietnam, was awarded the purple heart medal on February 10. Captain FREEMAN had 4 sons, the sons received the medal honoring their father. Capt. FREEMAN had already earned the medal of commendation and the bronze star with V for valor. Capt. FREEMAN's family live in Boonville, Indiana. His mother, Mrs. Edna FREEMAN, lives in Jennings.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, February 20, in the Yale Church of Christ for Mrs. Orpha GRAVEN, 59, who passed away Friday night in the Cushing hospital, after a long illness. Survivors are the husband, Earl GRAVEN, of the home west of Jennings; one daughter, Mrs. Mary BRADY of Tulsa; 4 grandchildren, 3 stepsons, 2 stepdaughters, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Interment was in the Lawson Cemetery.
Sandra, Barbara and Janice CARVER, Owasso, spent Sunday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. BLACKBURN.
Mrs. Edith MURPHY, Tulsa; and Mrs. E.D. BLACKBURN visited their mother, Mrs. Rose SALA and Mrs. Goldie BLESSING in the Drumright nursing home Friday.
Jeannie HOLDER, Tulsa, is spending her vacation with her family, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. SIMPKINS.
Morrison News - Mrs. Ed BENES
Katie SCHRITTER has been named 1968 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Morrison. She will compete for the state title and the state winner will go to the national contest.
Ralston News - Mrs. Buddy BURCH
A bridal shower was given Sunday afternoon in the Rebekah basement for Mrs. Ray BARNES (the former Rita BRANDENBURG) of Stillwater, at which an estimated 60 persons attended or sent gifts.
Funeral: Mrs. Ralph CLARK attended the funeral of her Uncle, Kie BLACK, in Moffitt, Oklahoma Wednesday.
Miss HARSHBARGER - Manuel AGUILAR to wed in April
Mr. and Mrs. Bert HARSHBARGER announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Janel, to Mauel Louis AGUILAR, son of Mrs. Gerald NORRIS of Pawnee. Miss HARSHBARGER is a graduate of Pawnee High School and is employed by Globe Life Insurance Company in Oklahoma City.
Mr. AGUILAR is serving in the U.S. Army and is presently stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. An April wedding at the Skedee Methodist Church is being planned.
Card of Thanks - The children of Clara REED
To those who expressed their sympathy in so many beautiful and practical ways during our recent bereavement, we extend our heartfelt thanks.
Card of Thanks - Mrs. J.L. PORTER
I want to thank the Municipal Hospital for the good care I received while I was there. Thanks to the nurses and to Dr. RATLIFF and to those who visited me, sent flowers, cards, and letters.
Some of those who attended the dance in Ponca City, honoring Sgt. Craig LEIB, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry LEIB, and is ow discharged from the service were: Mr. and Mrs. Adam PRATT, Mr. and Mrs. Marcissus MASQUAT, Mr. and Mrs. Bill BOTONE, Mrs. Mamie ECHOHAWK, Mrs. Elizabeth HAMILTON, and also Mr. and Mrs. Bat BAYHYLLE of Cushing.
Pvt. Lynn D. EAVES, son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. EAVES left Thursday from Ft. Dix, New Jersey, for Germany. He is in the Airborne Division and will take his training in Germany.
Heartfelt sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. James LITTLESUN and family, who lost their youngest son, Tommie, who gave his life in Vietnam. He was with the Marine Corps.
Mr. and Mrs. George ARKEKETA of Marland, and her son, Pat SHIELDS, were in Pawnee Monday visiting his mother, Mrs. Lina DEROIN, who is a patient at the Indian Hospital.
Mrs. Agatha (HORSECHIEF) HOUSE, and her mother, Mrs. Marie PRETTY PAINT of Crow Agency, Montana, visited her aunt, Mrs. Charlotte, in Norman over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles EAVES and family of Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas; and Mr. and Mrs. Archie SUNEAGLE and children of Drumright, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. EAVES, over the weekend.
Lester L. PRATT visited his wife, Iva, Sunday at the Claremore Indian Hospital. She recently underwent surgery and is reportedly doing fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill MATTHEWS of Tulsa, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Anna MINTHORNE and Gracie. Their children, who had been visiting with their grandmother, Anna, for a week, accompanied them back home.
Lone Chimney News - by Mrs. Virgil BOYLES
Mr. and Mrs. Wilber ROBINSON and Mr. and Mrs. Millard GRIPE attended funeral services in Oilton, Thursday for Floyd SHOEMAKER, uncle of Mrs. ROBINSON. They also attended burial services for him at Coyle.
February 29, 1968
Jerry Wilson BRIEN, 18, passed away Friday, February 23, in a Pawnee hospital and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Methodist Church. He had been in ill health for the past several months.
Born July 9, 1949 in Pawnee, he attended schools here, was active in sports and graduated with the class of 1967 from Pawnee High School. He married Vicki Lou KLOXIAN on July 15, 1966 in Pawnee. She survives as does a daughter, Michelle Lynn BRIEN, both of Pawnee.
Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George BRIEN, and sister Patti, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. BRIEN, all of Pawnee. Also, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. WILLIAMS of Ochelata, Oklahoma, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church and services were held there at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, with the Revs. Bob DOTSON and Jack OWENS officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
CANADAY Hurt in Vietnam
A wire was recently received by Earnest CANADAY recently, advising him that his son, Kenneth D. CANADAY had been injured in South Vietnam. Young CANADAY had fragmentation wounds in both legs earlier this month, the telegram said, but advised that he had healed and now returned to duty.
Services Held for Mother of Gail EDWARDS
Funeral services were held Monday in Tulsa for Mrs. Ethel EDWARDS, 79, who passed away in a Tulsa hospital, Saturday. She was the mother of Gail EDWARDS, Pawnee businessman. A native of McMinnville, Tennessee, she moved to Chickasha in 1906 then to Bixby in 1911, here she lived until 1949 when she moved to Broken Arrow, where she has lived since. She was a member of the Broken Arrow Church of Christ.
Other survivors include 2 daughters and a son of Broken Arrow: Mrs. Tim Linihan, Mrs. Wayne Wilson, and Jack Edwards plus Neal Edwards of Tulsa and Gail of Pawnee. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
In regard to the appeal of the estate of Jacob F. HOUSTON, a pre-trial conference was held and the hearing was continued to March 18, 1968, at 10:00 a.m.
Mrs. GRAVEN, 59, Jennings, Rites Held at Yale
Long-time Yale/Jennings area resident, Mrs. Orpha Gladys GRAVEN, 59, passed away at a Cushing Hospital on February 16, after a lengthy illness. Services were held in the Church of Christ at Yale, on Tuesday, February 20.
Born May 12, 1908 at Mountain Aire, New Mexico, the daughter of the late Arthur and Maye COKE, the family returned to the Yale area when she was a baby and she has been a resident of the Yale and Jennings area since.
Survivors include her husband, Earl GRAVEN, Jennings; a daughter, Mrs. Mary BRADY, of Tulsa; and 5 stepchildren: Clair GRAVEN of Blackwell; Van GRAVEN of Wichita; Leon GRAVEN, Yale; Genevieve BLAIR, Tulsa; and Laura STONE, Wichita.
Also surviving are 4 grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren and 4 sisters: Blanche DAVIS and Anis SATTERFIELD, both of Jennings; Francie FRICK, Jennings; and Wilma FRICK, Tulsa; and 2 brothers: Cleo COKE of Yale and Arley COKE of Stillwater, and other relatives and friends.
Services were held at the Church of Christ in Yale, where she was a member, with Brother Bob FITZGERALD and Brother Carl ALEXANDER officiating. Interment was at the Lawson Cemetery near Yale.
Ceremonial is Postponed
The Young Dog Dance Ceremonial, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 2, has been postponed indefinitely, according to Delbert HORSECHIEF, Sr., keeper of the Ceremonial. The Ceremonial was postponed in respect for the tribe's bereavement of their first Vietnam casualty, PFC Thomas LITTLESUN, who was a near relative of HORSECHIEF. A new date will be announced as soon as the family and tribe's mourning period is complete.
Coach CARLTON's Mother Died
Funeral services were held in Shawnee on Tuesday for Mrs. Russell CARLTON, mother of former Pawnee coach, Jerry CARLTON, now of Chickasha.
Blackburn News - by Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
Mrs. Clara ARNOLD passed away Wednesday night in a Tulsa Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in the Poteet Funeral Home. Interment was in the Hallett Cemetery. To the children, our deepest sympathy.
Max UPSHAW received a letter Tuesday from her sister, Johnnie, of Muskogee, telling her of the death of her husband, following a stroke. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 1. Johnnie and her husband were married December 23, 1967. To her and all the family deepest sympathy.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tobe SPERRY of Tulsa on the birth of their first daughter. On Tuesday, at 9:40 a.m. Anita Marie arrived in the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital, Tulsa. She weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces. Anita has one brother, Ronnie, and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud SPERRY.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal WRIGHT of Wichita, Kansas, arrived Friday night to spend the weekend with Mrs. Wright's sister and husband, Azul and Glenn PERSHALL. The Wright's were returning home from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, after spending two weeks vacation in the home of Hal's sister and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan TIMS and Danny, of Kansas City; and Elvin IRWIN of Cleveland, were callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bud SPERRY and family. Mrs. TIMS is the former Linda IRWIN. They had come from Kansas City to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester IRWIN and Alvin.
Come Get Your Striped Kittens Free
Mr. and Mrs. Everett LEMASTER, Mr. and Mrs. Roy SPEARS, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie MILLER and perhaps others here in town, and Mr. and Mrs. Rex JAMES and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn PERSHALL, west of town have plenty to spare.
The skunks have dinned under their floors and at times the odor is almost
too much for them. Especially at the LEMASTERs, since Mr. LEMASTER shot one
climbing on their screen Tuesday morning. He wasn't taking a chance on it
getting under the floor again.
Burning Cedar limbs, rolled up newspapers, and burning incense candles hasn't helped in removing all the odor. Mrs. LEMASTER thinks moving out and leaving for a while might be best, providing the house could be left open to air out.
Thank You - The BRIEN family
It would be impossible to list each person who was so kind in so many different ways during and before our recent bereavement, but we are humbly thankful for those acts of love and kindness.
Especially we want to thank Rev. Bob DOTSON, Dr. P.R. RIEMER, the nurses, the blood donors, relatives and the Baptist and Methodist Churches.
Card of Thanks - The Family of Clara ARNOLD
To those who expressed their sympathy in so many beautiful and practical ways during our recent bereavement, we extend our heartfelt thanks.
Ira OLINGHOUSE honored with birthday dinner
Mrs. Ira F. OLINGHOUSE honored her husband with a birthday dinner on Sunday, February 18, at their home south of Pawnee.
Relatives and friends helping him celebrate were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold OLINGHOUSE, Steven and Gary of Norman; Mr. and Mrs. Donald WOOD, Cynthia and Carolyn of Bartlesville; Mr. and Mrs. D.W. VASSAR, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis VASSAR and son, Wade, Cushing; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin COMBS, Teresa and David of Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. Robert DITCH and children of Bethany; Mr. and Mrs. Loyd WOOD and Sherry of Collinsville; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth JOHNSON, Judy MARTIN and Jimmy and Johnny Johnson, all of Yale; Velma Jean WOOD and Mr. and Mrs. Donald WOOD and children of Tulsa; and Mr. and Mrs. George MOORE and Mary of Pawnee.
The afternoon was spent taking pictures, visiting, and the honoree opening gifts.
Thank You - Jimmie PHILLIPS
I want to thank Dr. STAFF and the nurses of the Municipal Hospital for the good care, also thanks to those who visited me while I was in the hospital.
It's A Girl!
Mr. and Mrs. Gary ADKINS of Bettendorf, Iowa, announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born February 18, 1968 in the Davenport, Iowa hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. and has been named Tracy Lynn.
Maternal Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MINNEY of Maramec. Mr. and Mrs. Neal ADKINS of Cushing, are the paternal grandparents.
March 7, 1968
Rites set for Pfc LITTLESUN - Pending for Lt. LAWRENCE Pfc LittleSun
Funeral services will be held here tomorrow, Friday, March 8, for Marine Pfc. Thomas Lee LittleSun, 20, who was killed in action in Vietnam on February 16. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James LittleSun, he had served 23 1/2 months in Vietnam.
The body arrived in Pawnee Tuesday, 17 days after his death, and was taken to the LittleSun residence to lie in state, Wednesday. The service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church and burial will be in the veterans' plot at Highland Cemetery with full military honors, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Pfc. LittleSun was born in Pawnee on August 20, 1947, and lived here all his life. He attended elementary school and part of high school in Pawnee, then finished high school at the Chilocco Indian School. Soon afterward, January 17, 1965, he joined the Marines and took his basic training at Camp Pendleton, California.
On May of 1965 he went to Vietnam and upon completing his year asked permission to remain another 6 months, which was granted. When these 18 months were completed he again asked for a 6 month extension of duty in Vietnam, but this request was denied and he was returned to Camp Pendleton in November of 1966. After being at home on leave, he again requested permission to return to Vietnam and went back in September of 1967.
A member of the Pawnee Indian tribe, he was also a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his parents, James LittleSun and Lucy Morgan LittleSun, east of Pawnee, and 5 brothers and 2 sisters, George LittleSun, Rev. Bill LittleSun and James LittleSun, Jr., all of Pawnee; Robert LittleSun of Enid; Morgan LittleSun of Ponca City, Mrs. Colleen HENDRICKS of Claremore, and Mrs. Elaine NoEar of Shawnee, plus a number of other relatives and friends.
Official word was received Friday, March 1, that Army Lt. John R. LAWRENCE, 24, has been killed in action in Vietnam, on February 22. First report was received here on Tuesday, February 27, by his parents, Pawnee High School Principal and Mrs. John LAWRENCE, that he was missing in acton. They left immediately for Ft. Worth, Texas, where the lieutenant's wife, Jeannie, lives with her parents and teaches in nearby Hurst, Texas schools.
Lt. Lawrence was serving the the 1st Air Calvary. He had been in the army since December, 1965. He attended elementary school at Okemah and Tonkawa, then high school at Earth, Texas, where he was an outstanding and active student and earned several honors.
He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee in June of 1965, where he was editor of the university newspaper, served on the Governor's Council, was president of the Young Democrats, member of Phi Eta Sigma, honor fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Soon after graduation he was accepted for an internship at the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, which he served until joining the Army in December of that year.
Served will be held at the First Baptist Church in Okemah, pending arrival of the body. Other survivors besides his wife and parents, include a sister, Mrs. Bob FOWLER of Stillwater, and a brother, Jim, a Pawnee High School Senior.
Nolan PEERY, 58, services held in Maramec, Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, 1968, at the E.U.B. Church in Maramec, Oklahoma for Nolan F. PEERY, age 58, who died unexpectedly Thursday, February 29, 1968, at Tulsa, here he lived for several years.
He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 4, 1909 and came to Oklahoma with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Finis PEERY where they settled on a farm near Maramec. He graduated from Maramec High School and attended Wichita Business College. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was married to Thelma Rae COATS on January 29, 1931 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Lee. Survivors include one daughter, one son, three granddaughters and a brother, F. Neil PEERY of Cushing, Oklahoma, two nephews and a niece.
The Rev. Harold NORRIS officiated at the service and interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Maramec.
L.L. LOCKWOOD graveside rites at Masham, Friday
Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, for former Pawneean, Lloyd Lyle LOCKWOOD, Edmond, 75, who passed away Monday, February 26, 1968, while visiting here.
Born August 19, 1898 in Abilene, Kansas, he came to Pawnee county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. LOCKWOOD, in 1898, living in the Masham community. He married Margaret Ellen HAWS on December 24, 1914. They farmed near Masham for a few years, then went to work for Shell Oil Company at Jennings. From 1921 to 1939 they lived at Denoya (Osage County) and from 1939 to 1955 in Ellenwood, Kansas. He retired in 1955 and moved to Edmond where had lived since.
He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife preceded him in death on January 1 of this year.
Survivors include 3 daughters and a son: Mrs. Mayra WESTROPE of Watonga; Mrs. Maxine EDWARDS of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Lucille ADAMS and Lloyd L. LOCKWOOD, Jr., both of Edmond. Also surviving are 5 sisters and a brother: Mrs. Faye BRIEN and Mrs. Ferne SCHONE, both of Pawnee; Mrs. Mona SHORES of Fairfax; Mrs. Elsie JOHNSTON of Pauls Valley; Mrs. Rae FORD of Ellenwood, Kansas and Floyd H. LOCKWOOD of Clayton, Oklahoma.
There were 10 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Services were held in Edmond followed by graveside rites at the Masham Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. March 1.
Lina DEROIN, 75, services at Red Rock, Saturday
Lina A. DEROIN, long-time area resident, age 75, passed away here Tuesday, and services will be held Saturday, March 9, near Red Rock.
Born July 17, 1892, in Perkins, Oklahoma, she married James DEROIN in Noble County. He passed away in 1964. Having had 3 sons who served in the Armed Forces, she was a Silver Star War Mother.
Survivors include 4 sons and 4 daughters: George ARKEKETA of Marland; Edison DEROIN, Mrs. Edna MOORE, Patricia DEROIN, Emmett DEROIN and James DEROIN, Jr., all of Red Rock; Mrs. Caroline KNIFECHIEF of Enid, and Mrs. Emily MCCLELLAN of Oklahoma City.
Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 brothers: George KIHEGA of Red Rock and Lewis KIHEGA of Chandler, and 2 sisters: Mrs. Mable OSAGE of Fairfax, and Mrs. Annie K. TOHEE of Stillwater.
Services will be held at her home east of Red Rock at 2 p.m. Saturday and interment will be in the Otoe Indian Cemetery near Red Rock, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.
Lone Jack - Blue Valley News - By Mrs. W.H. SCHONE
Deaths: My nephew, Jerry BRIEN, passed away February 23 in Pawnee. Funeral services were Monday, February 26, and he was layed to rest in the Pawnee Cemetery.
My brother, Lloyd Lockwood, Edmond, passed away February 26 at Pawnee. Funeral services were at Edmond, and he was laid to rest in the Masham Cemetery.
One of my best friends, Mrs. Hazel HAGA passed away March 2 at her home in Pawnee. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Poteet funeral home.
Ralston News by Mrs. Buddy BURCH
Mrs. Ray BROWN, formerly of Ralston, now of Blackburn, underwent major surgery, Tuesday, at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, after being taken there from the Pawnee Municipal Hospital. She is getting along good and is expected to be released soon.
Fred STUART has been a patient at the Ponca City Hospital for the past few days. He has been a patient at the Fairfax Nursing Home for several weeks.
Mrs. Mabel GRADY is feeling much better, after receiving treatment for the past 3 weeks at the Fairfax Memorial Hospital.
Birth: 8 lb. 3 1/2 oz. son was born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nels Harry at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital. Little Hershel Todd became ill and was taken to an Oklahoma City Hospital Friday, with pneumonia. He is reported to be getting along fine and may be able to come home this week. His grandparents are Mrs. Ruth Harry of the home, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cook of Dumas, Texas. The Harry's have 6 other children.
Funeral: Mr. and Mrs. James R. Clark attended the funeral of Mr. Clark's father, J.W. Clark, 86, in Muldrow, Saturday. He passed away Monday at his home in Muldrow.
The Ralston community spent 5 very anxious hours, Wednesday morning when Chad AKERS, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wally AKERS, decided to have a little adventure and leaving the house before the rest of the family were awake, proceeded to do so. The Pawnee County Sheriff's Department and highway patrol were notified and a plane from Pawnee was also called for the search. An estimated 40 high school boys, several concerned mothers, and many of the men of the community also joined in. He was finally located about a mile East of town, apparently on his way home. Searchers who had found his tracks and followed them estimated that he had walked about 8 miles. He was found in good condition and couldn't quite figure out what all the fuss was about. Everyone was thankful and relieved that he was found safe.
Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne HOLLOWAY, Philadelphia, PA, a boy, weighing 16 pounds and 14 ozs., February 22. The baby has been given the name of Andrew Dominick. Wayne is stationed at Philadelphia, in the Navy. Mrs. Catherine HOLLOWAY is Andrew's grandmother.
Born to Master Sgt. and Mrs. Danny CAUGHLIN, a boy, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ozs., on March 1st. The baby was named Scott Daniel. Danny is head of communications at President Johnson's Ranch at Stonewall, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard CAUGHLIN are Scotty's grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. Flint HAMRICK attended the funeral of Leslie WILLAFORD in Ponca City, Monday. Mr. WILLAFORD was killed in a rock slide or cave in while working with a bulldozer at the rock quarry east of Burbank, at the the time of his death.
To the family deepest sympathy. While Mr. and Mrs. HAMRICK lived in Ponca, they were next door neighbors of the WILLAFORD family and were close friends.
Rev. Paul BOWYER, Cleveland, took charge of the Blackburn Methodist Church, this Sunday morning, March 3rd. We welcome Rev. BOWYER, and wish him and his family much happiness and success while here.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HINDS will be ready to move into their trailer in the next few days. They have lived with Mrs. Hinds' aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Luther FLETCHER, since the first of January.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther FLETCHER spent Sunday in Locust Grove with his sister and husband and Dad Fletcher. They also visited with Mom Fletcher in the rest home there.
Indian News - Mrs. Leo ELLIS
The funeral for Pfc. Thomas LITTLESON, Marine Corp, will be Friday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence GOODFOX, Jr. and son, Larry, attended a funeral in Houston, Texas for a friend, Gordon LATOUR, Jr., 16 years old. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon LATOUR, Sr., of Houston, Texas.
Funeral services for Mr. Fred BOTONE, 84 year old Kiowa Indian, father of Bill BOTONE, was held last Thursday at Carnegie. Those from Pawnee who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Bill BOTONE, Mr. and Mrs. Adam PRATT, Mrs. Mamie ECHOHAWK and daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth HAMILTON, and also Mr. and Mrs. Bat BAYHYLLE of Cushing, and Mrs. Cora LEVIER of Yale.
Card of Thanks:
We want to thank our many friends for their expressions of comfort and sympathy offered during the death of our brother, also for the nice food and beautiful flowers. Thank you all so much, you will always be remembered.
The family of L.L. LOCKWOOD
We wish to thank Dr. Ratliff, the hospital staff and friends who helped us before and during George's stay in the hospital. Words just can't express our appreciation.
George CREVLING and family
I want to thank all my friends who remembered me while I was in the hospital, for their continued interest in my welfare. For their cheery cards, letters, and for all of their prayers in my behalf, I just can't tell you how much they all meant to me.
May God bless each and everyone of you. Mildred GRUBB
Leap Year Twins Born to Glencoe Couple
Out went the cigars and a big grin shown on the face of the father. February 29 was a great day for Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie PORTER of Glencoe. Twin girls Christiana Marie, 4 lbs. 4 1/2 ozs. and Regena Lee, 4 lbs. 6 1/2 oz. were born at 7:25 and 7:28 a.m. at the Stillwater Hospital.
Betty is the daughter of Mrs. MORRIS of Glencoe and Jimmie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Meryl PORTER, Glencoe. The arrival of the twins was not too surprising as Jimmie's father is a twin and Jimmie's sister has twin boys. Betty's sister has twin boys.
The couple live in a block where there are all girls except for one boy. It is hoped that the couple will not get too many gray hairs, for the girls will get their driver's license when they are 4 years old.
WADLOW Family Reunion held in Jennings, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. WADLOW of Jennings were hosts Sunday, March 3, for a family reunion and birthday celebration honoring Mr. WADLOW's sister, Mrs. Frank SHUPE and her daughter, Mrs. A.C. FRANCIS of Tofield, Canada who have been here visiting with relatives and friends.
Also attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Lee HILL and Devin, Tula; Mr. and Mrs. C.R. WADLOW, Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. Keneth WADLOW, Collinsville; Mr. and Mrs. Albert WADLOW, Evelyn and Alberta, Osage; Mr. and Mrs. A.M. DAUGHERTY, Maramec; Mr. and Mrs. Loyd DAUGHERTY, Larry and Gary, Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. G.F. CHADWICK, Enid; and the hosts.
Miss Linda LAIRD - Leon LEFORCE married Sunday
Miss Linda LAIRD became the bride of AMN Leon LEFORCE in a ceremony performed Sunday, March 3, in Stillwater by Rev. James E. Still in the parsonage of the Southside Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. LAIRD, Morrison, are parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter LEFORCE, Rt. 1, Pawnee.
The bride is a graduate of Pawnee High School and attended Northern Oklahoma College at Tonkawa, where she completed a secretarial course.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Pawnee High School and completed a year at Oklahoma State University before joining the Air Force. He received his training at the Amarillo and Denver Air Force bases and is presently stationed at Tripoli Air Force Base in Lybia, where he will return at the termination of his leave.
The bride will be employed in Pawnee at the present time.
Services Monday for Mrs. HAGA, Pawnee native
Hazel Florence HAGA, 73, passed away at her home here Saturday, March 2, and services were held Monday, March 4. Born in Pawnee on January 16, 1895, the daughter of the late John and Helen TIPTON, she had lived in the Pawnee community all of her life. She was married to Clyde B. HAGA on February 15, 1917. He preceded her in death on August 9, 1963.
She was affiliated with the Followers of Christ and later attended the local Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters: Mrs. Elvena SYLVESTER of Ponca City, and Mrs. Geraldine HART of Sulphur, Louisiana, plus 6 grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers: Tom and Ralph TIPTON and a sister Nellie TIPTON, all of Pawnee.
Services were held at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Jack OWENS, officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
J.G. TATE, 91, services held here Wednesday
Joseph Garland TATE, 91-year-old long-time local resident, passed away here Sunday, March 3, and services were held Wednesday, March 6, at the First Baptist Church.
Born April 14, 1876 in Red River County, Texas, he married Nora B. MOCK on October 9, 1898 at Tecumseh, Oklahoma. They moved to Pawnee in 1924 and have lived here since. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Nora TATE of the home, 3 sons and 3 daughters: Mrs. Ralph VANDEVENTER of Stillwater, Alva TATE of Glencoe; Roy TATE of Muenster, Texas; Vernon TATE of Odessa, Texas; Mrs. Bill TULL of Pawnee and Mrs. J.V. MCCROSKY, Stillwater.
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren and 2 brothers and a sister: D.D. TATE of Lockney, Texas; Mrs. Etta KENDALL of Dexter, Kansas and Hatlon TATE of Bakersfield, California.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Pastor, Rev. Jack OWENS, officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
March 14, 1968
Skedee News - Angelia GARDNER
Aden W. (Dutch) Smith was born and raised in Skedee, passing away February 27, 1968 at South West Medical Center at Liberal, Kansas, after a short illness. Burial was at Shawnee, Oklahoma on Friday, March 2, at the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mae, of the home, a brother, Norman SMITH, of Noel, Missouri, and a sister, Grace, in California.
He attended and graduated Skedee High and was presently employed by Rainbow Service Company, Liberal, Kansas.
Skedee friends that attended the funeral were Alice and Nora HARSHBARGER. Art BRENSING attended from Garden City, Kansas; Minnie Jo PENNY from Pawnee, and Oliver H. BRENSING, from Stillwater.
Card of Thanks:
We want to express our appreciation for all those who helped in the fire fighting near Marameck last Saturday morning, and to the men who came with tractors and the Maramec fire truck. Words cannot express our appreciation. John WARDEN
Mr. and Mrs. Henry HOWELL and children of Okmulgee, visited his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah STONEROAD over the weekend.
Miss Sue MORGAN is spending a few days in Oklahoma City visiting her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo MORGAN.
Some of those from Pawnee attending a dance in Pawhuska, given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold REDTURN and family for their son, Donald, who recently returned from Vietnam, were: Mr. and Mrs. Sam OSBORNE, Mr. and Mrs. Adam PRATT, Mr. and Mrs. Jim WATERS, Mrs. Mamie ECHOHAWK, Mrs. Elizabeth HAMILTON, George ROBERTS, and Mr. and Mrs. BAYHYLLE of Cushing and Mrs. Cora LEVIER of Yale.
Visiting in the Leo ELLIS home last Thursday and Friday was Bill Davis. Sunday visitors were his sisters, Mrs. Edgar WAKOLEE and Mrs. Martha EDWARDS and Cheryl of Seminole.
Lone Chimney News - Mrs. Virgil BOYLES
Mrs. Don WINGO entered the Stillwater hospital Tuesday afternoon and had surgery there on Wednesday morning. She is improving well at this time.
Henry BEHRENS is improving very well from the eye surgery he had at St. Frances Hospital in Tulsa, a couple of weeks ago. He has been convalescing at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert FOCHT. He will re-enter the hospital on Monday, the 11th for test and x-rays and will possibly have other surgery later. His son, Clyde, of Ponca City, will go to Tulsa with him Monday.
Mrs. Tim FLORA is recuperating very well in St. Mary's Hospital at Enid, from surgery she had there Friday morning.
Mrs. Ella Wingo completed a series of treatment last Thursday, she has been taking in Tulsa. She has taken 32 treatments and the doctors say she is responding extremely well to them.
We send deepest sympathy to the Floyd DELP family in their sorrow.
Dew MASH received word Sunday of the passing of his brother, Arch MASH, of Ft. Worth, Texas. Mr. Mash died Sunday morning. We extend our sympathy to them also.
Funeral services were held in Perry, Sunday, for Charlie ZEMP, a former Lone Chimney resident. We send our condolences to this family too.
Card of Thanks:
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. RIEMER and Dr. DUNFORD and the nurses at Pawnee Municipal Hospital, who cared so efficiently for our husband and father. Also J.L. and Mrs. POTEET and staff for their kindness and very efficient services, to Brother Jack OWENS, and friends who remembered with flowers, cards, kind words of sympathy, fine food and for their prayers during our sorrow and loss of our loved one. Also to the First Baptist Church for such a nice noon meal. Your kindness will never be forgotten. The family of J.G. TATE
Card of Thanks:
We are sincerely grateful to relatives and friends for their many kind acts of sympathy during our sad bereavement. We also want to express our thanks to the Pawnee Indian veterans. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed. Mr. and Mrs. Bill BOTONE
Melody JOHNSON honored with birthday party:
A birthday party was given for Melody Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Johnson. Those attending were: Jan JONES, Beck DAY, Diana JOHNSON, Mrs. Opal WICHITA and daughter Kathy, and Mrs. and Mrs. John JENNINGS of Tulsa.
Mrs. Clarence BARNES hosts Thursday bridge
The Thursday bridge club met in the home of Mrs. Clarence BARNES, March 7.
A dessert course, using the St. Patrick theme, was served to Miss Alberta BARNES, Mrs. Loyd MARX, Mrs. Maurice MARX, Miss Margaret BERRY, Mrs. Tony THOMAS, members; and to guests Mr. Leonard KLINE and Mrs. Leroy STEWART.
Mrs. STEWART won high at bridge and Mrs. KLINE bingoed.
Stars & Stripes
Pensacola, Florida - Marine Reserve Second Lieutenant, Wils L. WILKERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wils P. WILKERSON, of Rt. 1, Jennings, Oklahoma, and the husband of the former Miss Elizabeth L. MCCUTCHEN of Tulsa, was designated a Naval Aviator and Helicopter Pilot during ceremonies at the Ellyson Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. He received his designation after successfully completing the Naval Air Training Command Flight training program.
Card of Thanks - Family of Tommy LITTLE SUN
Even in our dark hours, our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness to our many relatives and friends who stood by us from the beginning to the minute we buried our beloved son and brother, Tony LITTLE SUN. We appreciate all that has been done is is still being done in your expressions of love and friendship, and from our hearts we say "thank you," and though we do not name you each one we know that your kind thoughts, prayers, work put out for us in cooking and other deeds, food brought to our home, flowers, contributions to the Tommy LITTLE SUN Memorial Fund, words of comfort, and your hands placed upon ours in sympathy will not be overlooked by our Father in Heaven, who alone can bless you. May His blessings flow upon each and everyone of you.
Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
Get Well Wishes are sent to Mrs. Joe FISHER, a patient in the Municipal Hospital at Pawnee, since Tuesday evening, when she suffered a heart attack. We are happy she is feeling better.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Blackburn Methodist Church for Mrs. Elizabeth FIPPS who passed away in a Healdton Rest Home Wednesday morning.
Rev. Bruce DYE of Tulsa officiated at the service. Survivors are three daughters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Interment was in the Blackburn Cemetery under directions of the Healdton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnny SCHIEHING returned home Monday evening from Rochester, Minnesota, where she spent 3 or 4 weeks with their son, David, whom is in Saint Mary's Hospital. David will be coming back to Oklahoma before very long we hope. His letter, first of the week, tells us he is feeling just fine and waiting and wanting to come home.
Mrs. Bill ROWDEN and daughter, Keri, of Wichita Falls, Texas have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SCHEIHING this week.
Ralston News - Mrs. Buddy BURCH
Illness: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack NELS, Harry, was released from Children's Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, after recovering from pneumonia. He was returned to the hospital Sunday, with a high temperature. He is reported to be some better.
Funeral services were held Saturday, in Shidler, for George Elmer SUTTON, 79, of Shildler, formerly of Ralston. Mr. SUTTON operated a shoe repair shop here wand was for a time, city lawyer. Burial was at Ralston Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. D.M. DRYOM received word Thursday, on the death of her sister, Mrs. Else BOGGS, of Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held there Monday morning, with graveside services at Fairfax Cemetery, Monday afternoon.
ANDERSON - TEICHMER
Mr. and Mrs. Walter TEICHMER were notified last week of the death of their grandson, David ANDERSON, of Billings, Montana. The 18 year old marine had been in VietNam since February 28, and was one of 48 men killed when a transport they were on crashed and burned last Wednesday at Kah Sanh. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard ANDERSON, of Billings, Montana.
Blanche KAIL received word from Effel LETZKUS' daughter, Mrs. Amil DRUTSCHE, that Effel had passed away last Tuesday and was buried Saturday in Basin, Wyoming. She was the former Effel SCHENSKS, and grew to womanhood in Ralston. She is Blanche's cousin.
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry NIX included all of their children and grandchildren, the first time together in 3 years. They were: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Glenn NIX and family of Minco; Janet Ann NIX of Hominy, Mrs. Thomas LANE and Linda of Fairfax; Mrs. Sue DOBBS and children, who recently arrived here San Diego, California; Mr. and Mrs. Corky NIX and children and Pam and Raymond. Also visiting was Mackey BUTLER of Fairfax.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony HUNT of Granville, Iowa, surprised their cousin, Mrs. C.O. WALKER with a short visit Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry OLIVER of Jefferson, Ohio, arrived Friday for a visit with their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harold BURCH and family.
Roy WILSON arrived home last week from Pleasanton, California, after graduating from the job corp training he was taking.
A grass fire burned its way to the home of George BROCK, Tuesday afternoon, doing considerable damage. The Ralston Fire Department responded quickly and had it under control quickly. Several neighbors and fireman were able to save all of Mr. BROCK's belongings.
The fire department was called to the Clyde WOOD home Sunday night as a precaution when sparks and heat became intense due to sawdust burning in the fireplace. The siren interrupted church services at the Federated Church, they continued as usual as the danger passed.
Lt. J. LAWRENCE Services Today at Okemah
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Okemah for Army Lt. John R. LAWRENCE, 24, who was killed in action in South Vietnam on February 22.
Survivors include his wife, his parents, a brother and a sister.
Lt. Lawrence attended elementary schools in Okemah and Tonkawa and high school at Earth, Texas, where his father was principal. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1965, worked on a Texas newspaper for a while, then joined the Army later that year. He had been in Vietnam since January.
The service had originally been set for Tuesday, but was postponed because of the heavy snow.
Thomas Jefferson ELLINGTON, 83, passed away in Blackwell on Monday, March 11, and services will be held Friday, March 15, at Yale.
Born December 30, 1884 in Ridgley, Missouri, he married Viola Pearl BALLINGER on December 6, 1908 at Glencoe. He worked at the Hazel-Atlas glass plant in Blackwell and then in the oilfields of Dilworth, then he farmed until 1950 when he moved to Maramec after retiring. He moved back to Blackwell in 1960 and has lived there since.
He was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Blackwell. Survivors include his wife, 5 daughters and 3 sons: Mrs. Lela Boyd, Mrs. Beula Flager and Keneth Ellington, of Long Beach, California; Roy Ellington, Erma McBrain and Neva Rourk, all of Blackwell.
Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and a brother, Chesney Ellington, of Maramec.
The Rev. Dan Rainbolt of Blackwell will officiate at the service at the service at the First Baptist Church in Yale at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, and interment will be in the Ingles Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
A 101-year-old pioneer of the Bristow area, Mrs. Ida BRADSHAW, died Saturday at the Oklahoma Christian Home in Edmond. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sayre, with burial in the Sayre Cemetery.
Born in Greenbay, Iowa, Mrs. Bradshaw came to the state from Winfield, Kansas, in a wagon. Her first home was a dugout on her late husband's claim at Berlin, north of Sayre. They later moved into town, where Mrs. Bradshaw was a seamstress, and early day member of the Christian Church.
A son, the late Rev. A.J. Bradshaw, served the local Christian Church two different times. She had been a widow since 1940 and a resident of the Christian home in Edmond since 1957.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. A.J. Bradshaw, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Ray Couch, both of Bristow; a greatgrandson, Alan Couch, of Norman, a great granddaughter, Mrs. Louis Lopez, of Tulsa, and three great great granddaughters.
Funeral services were held here Sunday for pioneer area citizen, Mrs. Laura YOUNG, 82, who passed away here on Thursday, March 7. Born December 12, 1885 in Shell City, Missouri, she came to this area with her parents when she was 11. She married Sam Young in 1907 at Pawnee and they lived on a farm northeast of town. He passed away in January of 1947 and she moved to town where she lived since.
Survivors include a son, Fred Young, and a daughter, Mrs. Joyce (James) Goodrich, both of Pawnee, plus 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters: Mrs. Nellie Broomfield of Tulsa and Mrs. Irene Davidson of Enid.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and her services were conducted by her minister, the Rev. L. Jim Anthis, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Angell L. FALLS passed away following a heart attack on Monday afternoon, March 11, in Palmdale, California, according to word received by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Curtis Glass of Pawnee. His wife is the former Gladys LONG, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Long, of Pawnee, and taught school here at one time.
He was a teacher, principal and administrator of the schools in Palmdale for some time prior to his retirement because of ill health.
He is survived by his wife, 3 sons and 9 grandchildren.
Paul THOMAS, Jr, of Kemper Military College in Boonville, Missouri is visiting this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul THOMAS.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike MALTSBERGER of Okmulgee visited over the weekend with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maltsberger and other relatives.
G.F. RIDGEWAY Services Held Here Monday
George F. RIDGEWAY, 67, passed away here Friday, March 8, and funeral services were held Monday afternoon.
Born January 30, 1901 in Mexico City, Missouri, he came to Oklahoma with his parents as a child. He worked in the oilfields of Oklahoma and Texas and moved back to Pawnee in 1949 where he has lived since. He was a member of the Christian Church, the Rosecrucians and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Survivors include a sister and 4 brothers: Mrs. Edith Kibbie of Marland; Roy Ridgeway of Bruni, Texas; Willard Ridgeway of Marland; Cecil Ridgeway and Harold Ridgeway of Pawnee, plus 8 nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Jack Owens conducted the service at 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Alta Jewel, 75, Pioneer Mother, Services Held
Long-time local citizen, Mrs. Alta Delilah JEWELL, 75, passed away here Friday, March 8, and funeral services were held Monday afternoon.
Born August 31, 1892 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, she came to Oklahoma with her parents, as a child, and had lived here since. She married James W. JEWELL on May 10, 1910 in Pawnee, and he survives. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
A son preceded her in death and surviving besides the husband are 2 sons and 4 daughters: Paul JEWELL of Skedee; Bobby Jewell of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Orpha Spence of Gridley, California; Mrs. Esther Fenton (Pawnee City Clerk); Mrs. Ruth Helen Secoy of Cushing and Mrs. Thelma Jeane Branch of Cleveland.
Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 brothers: Tuck Hawkins of Enid and a sister, Mrs. Leona Rimby of Pawnee.
The Rev, Loyd McGuire conducted the services at 1:00 p.m., Monday, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Floyd DELP, 56, Services Held Here Saturday
Floyd Chancy DELP, 56, passed away Tuesday, March 5, in Oklahoma City, and funeral services were held here Saturday, March 9.
Born July 16, 1911 in Pawnee, he married Mildred Mable CATHER on August 17, 1942 at Claremore. He was a veteran of WWII and they moved back to Pawnee in 1951 and have lived here since. He is survived by his wife and a son, Chancy Otis Delp of Ponca City; his mother, Mrs. Grace Delp of Pawnee; a granddaughter and a sister, Mrs. Lela Silvils of Buttomswillow, California.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Owens at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, and interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Mary HARRISON Services Today
Funeral services will be held at Ponca City today for Mary Kent Pettit Harrison, 80 year old Red Rock native and member of the Otoe-Missouria tribe, who died in Pawhuska, Sunday, March 10.
Born in Red Rock on June 15, 1888, she married John P. Harrison at Hominy in 1959 and was making her home there. She was a member of the Pentecost Church.
March 21, 1968
Jess Winnfred GOLDSMITH, daughter of Amanda and John R. ROBERTS was born near Mayfield, Kansas on November 19, 1890. She came with her parents to the Cherokee Strip where they lived near Deer Creek. She grew to womanhood and was married in Medford, Oklahoma to E.C. Goldsmith, December 2, 1912. At 22 years of age, she was baptized into the Church of Christ and was a member of the Church of Christ in Cleveland at the time of her passing.
She passed away March 2, 1968 in the Cleveland hospital following a short illness at the age of 77 years, three months, and 13 days old.
She is survived by her husband, Edward, of the home, two sons, C.R. Goldsmith ,TX; and J. Parker Goldsmith of CA. A daughter, Mrs. C.E. (Eileen) Reid, OK , six brothers, Roland Roberts, Oregon; Tom Roberts, Kansas; Harold Roberts and Clayton Roberts of OK; William Roberts, Kansas; and Eugene Roberts, Illinois; three sisters, Mrs. R.D. Dunlap of KA; Mrs. Marion Nelson of OK, and Mrs. R.F. March of KA.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Proceeding her in death were her mother, father, sister, and grandson, Donald Reid.
Mr. and Mrs. Goldsmith lived in Pawnee for several years prior to moving to Cleveland.
Wayne DEFFANBAUGH officiated at the funeral services in the Cleveland Church of Christ at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 1968.
Graveside rites were held in the Nardin Mount Olive Cemetery at 2 p.m. Pallbearers were Merble Bachman, Wallace Cole, Wayne Wilson, Joe Craft, Ervin Hiebert and Willard Moore. Chapman Funeral Home conducted the services and the interment.
LAWRENCE - Card of Thanks
We would like to express our grateful appreciation to our friends in the community for your every kind act, for your prayers, for the floral offerings, and for your many thoughtful expressions of sympathy in our time of sorrow at the death of Lt. John R. Lawrence. The family.
CREAGER - Card of Thanks
I want to thank the Municipal Hospital and the Annex for the wonderful care they gave me, also the nurses at both places were so kind to me. I want to thank Dr. Ratliff for such good care, and Brother Owens for his visits, they helped so much. May God Bless all of you. Mrs. Belle Creager
Letter from late Pfc LITTLESON to niece, published
(Editor's Note: Following is a letter written by the late Tom LITTLESUN, 20, who was killed on February 16 in Vietnam after serving there for 23 1/2 months. It was written to a niece, Charlene HENDRICKS, whose nickname is "Baby Girl." The letter was read at his service on March 8, and because of interest shown by so many people, relatives of the former Marine Pfc have granted permission for it to be published.)
Dear Baby Girl:
I was very glad to hear from you. I realize it's been a long time since I've written to you and I'm sorry.
I haven't forgotten all of you at home. I was wondering if all of you still remember me.
Baby Girl, one of these days you'll be a young lady, old enough to know what love and hate is. I hope then, there'll be Peace for your generation. I'm still a kid, although people call me a man because of my uniform and responsibilities I have to accept here.
One of these days your brothers will have to serve their country as your grandfather, father and uncles have done. Pray for them, Baby Girl, as I would have you to pray for my fellow Marines and me. The guys I'm with here, want to return home to their families just as I do. Some of them have had to make sacrifices and others in the future will have to, in order for the Country we believe in to remain free.
These are the ones whose families need to be comforted, for they have lost someone very dear to them. Don't worry, Baby Girl, I believe in God, just as all of you do. He has brought me this far and will continue watching over me, guiding me through each and every day as long as He wishes for me to remain on this, His earth.
Baby Girl, I will gladly lay down my life if, because of my doing so, all of you there at home will still be able to live in freedom.
There are some there in the States who are against what we're doing here. These people have to be overlooked because they don't know what it's like here...how it feels when you go into a village and you are welcomed by all of the people...the way kids hug and tag along behind you, holding on to you. These people are very grateful for what's being done for them, more than those in the States who are being protected from what's happening here, but don't realize it. It makes many of us made to read in the papers or hear on the radio about the demonstrations at home
It doesn't hurt our morale, though, because we believe in what we're fighting for.
So, you be good. Continue going to church and remember me in your prayers. One of these days I'll be coming home. Until then, take care of everyone. Love, Uncle Tom
Stars & Stripes
Major Johnie L. PRICE, son of Mrs. George Price of Ralston, Oklahoma,
is on duty at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. Major Price, a supply staff officer,
is a member of the Pacific Air Forces.
Before his arrival in Vietnam, he was assigned to Oklahoma City Air Force Station, Oklahoma. The major, a 1940 graduate of Ralston High School, was commissioned in 1947 upon completion of Officer Candidate School.
His wife, Lola, is the daughter of Lula HUNT .
Pat TAYLOR Wed to Tulsan in Texas Ceremony
Mrs. Alma Marcelle TAYLOR, and Mr. John Derrel RICHARDSON were united in marriage at the University Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas with the Rev. LeBron Free performing the nuptials.
Miss Shari Taylor, daughter of the bride, and Johnny Richardson, son of the groom, were attendants. Following a trip to Las Vegas and California, the couple will make their home in OK.
Sharon CAVETT - David IRWIN Plan Summer Nuptials
The engagement and approaching marriage of Sharon Cavett, the daughter of Mrs. Herschel Cavett, and the late Herschel Cavett, to Mr. David Irwin, the son of Mrs. Robert R. Irwin of Stillwater and the late Robert R. Irwin, is being announced by Mrs. Cavett.
The wedding will be an event of July 6, 1968, in the Baptist Church of Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Morrison News - Mrs. Ed BENES
Robert Bruce VITEK Rites
A wake was held March 12, 8 p.m. in the Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater and a funeral mass held March 13 in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater for Robert Bruce VITEK, 14, who died Sunday morning March 10, in an Oklahoma City Hospital as a result of a cycle accident Saturday March 9 evening on a county road south of Morrison.
Rev. Howell, Stillwater, officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater.
Robert was born June 6, 1953 in Stillwater, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert VITEK, Perry. He was a Freshman in Morrison High School and a member of the F.F.A. Chapter.
He is survived by his parents, two brothers, James and Thomas, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Vitek; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Harkey, Schuyler, Nebraska; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The junior high basketball boys and their coach, Mr. Will Miller, were bearers and honorary bearers. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Miss Kara Lynn KINNICK, Puerto Rico, was a recent visitor in her parents home, Mr. and Mrs. Bill KINNICK.
Maramec News - Mrs. Wayne OYLER
Mrs. Minnie LESHER Celebrates her 74th Birthday
Mrs. Minnie Lesher accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BEHRENS to their home two weeks ago Friday to spend the night. Saturday, Clair Graven came to take her to their home. Mrs. LESHER and her family celebrated her 74th birthday Saturday. Eight of Mrs. Lesher's nine children were present. After dinner, they returned to the Clair GRAVEN's for birthday cake, ice cream and gifts.
Mrs. Lesher accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Whitaker and family home for a visit. She visited the Melvin Leshers and the Oscar Leshmars to finish her two week visit. Mrs. Oscar Lesher brought her home Friday.
Surprise Baby Shower
A surprise baby shower was held for two young ladies at the Baptist Church, Thursday afternoon. The honorees were Mrs. Walter (Martha) DEWITT and Mrs. Charles (Joyce) BEAVER.
Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fisher on the birth of their son, Robert David, who was born the early morning hours of March 12th. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Famus HAGLE and Mrs. and Mrs. Buster FISHER. Mr. and Mrs. Joe FISHER are the great grandparents. Mrs. Fisher (Judy) and baby son returned home Sunday and Grandma Gladys will help care for their first grandson until his mother is able to care for him herself.
Mrs. Luther FISHER tells us she has a grand Nephew, Joseph Scott, born to her niece and husband who are stationed in Massachusetts. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie AUSBERN; and great grandmother, Mrs. Elma AUSBERN.
Maxine SPERRY returned home Friday night from a weeks stay at the home of her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Sperry. Maxine was keeping her nephew, Ronnie, while his Mommie was gone to the hospital to be with his baby sister, Anita Lynn, who had to have a blood transfusion at about the age of one month. Anita went home from the hospital Saturday morning, doing just fine.
Mrs. Patsy FISHER was released from the Pawnee Municipal Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. She was happy to be home and is feeling real well.
Seaman STRADER left Thursday, March 7, for South Carolina for the beginning of his six years re-enlistment into the Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob DREW and baby, T.W., arrived last Sunday to visit with Mrs. Drew's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HINDS.
John HOPPER is in the Municipal Hospital in Pawnee. He has suffered during the week with pneumonia.
Mrs. Alma FRALEY brought her mother, Mrs. Bessie CALLOWAY home Saturday night after spending a 10 day visit in Oklahoma City and Hominy.
Lone Chimney News - Mrs. Virgile BOYLES
Clarence "Hank" DAWES is very seriously ill in an Oklahoma City hospital. He is Mrs. Bill FITZPATRICK's father, and brother of Vernon DAWES of our community.
Service Man On Way Home
Vernon PRATT, who has been in Vietnam for the past several months, called Mrs. PRATT Sunday evening. He was in Hawaii on his way home. He will arrive in the states the 23rd and expects to be in Oklahoma by April 12. We are so thankful that another serviceman from our community is returning home safe.
Mrs. Albert FOCHT spent Thursday thru Saturday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, with her father Henry BEHRENS, who is a patient there. Albert went down Saturday and brought her home.
March 28, 1968
Bud HYSON Will Retire
Former Pawneean, Frank "Bud" HYSON, athletic director of the Gallup, New Mexico High School, and his wife, Lesta, have announced that they will retire when this term of school is over, on June 2.
Brother of Mrs. Rose SPARLIN and Opal HYSON, Pawnee, he has coached for 33 years in Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico.
He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1925, lettering in 5 sports, and then attended Central State, receiving his degree in 1929 after 4 more years of active sports.
HYSON first taught in Wynona (a town of around 7,000 then). In 1936 he went to Barnsdall. In 1939, he went to Cleveland where coached for 4 years before going to Dewey. From there he moved to Okmulgee and because of their son's asthma moved to Arizona, then New Mexico. He has coached at Galup since 1952.
They plan to travel, hunt and fish and will probably try to spend some time back at the old stomping ground, visiting his relatives and old friends.
Mike MITCHELL of Ralston, spent the weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BRUMLEY.
Callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John BRUMLEY Saturday were her nieces, Mrs. Floyd WALKER and children of Skedee and Osa JENNINGS and Mrs. Steve JENNINGS and son of Wichita, Kansas, and M.S. RANEY of Shidler. Sunday visitors were her great niece, Mrs. Viola SARTWETT and two children from Moore, and Mrs. Wayne MITCHELL and Wayne RAY of Ralston.
Mrs. Art STOKES and her mother, Mrs. C.H. NEFZGER, visited in Hallett with Mrs. Kenneth VANHOY and family and in Jennings with Mrs. Ed Blackburn, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy HOWE of Tonkawa, visited his mother, Mrs. M. May HOWE, Sunday afternoon.
It's A Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. STACKHOUSE, Tucson, Arizona, announce the arrival of a 5 lb., 10 1/2 oz. daughter, Diane Marie, born March 3, 1968. Mrs. STACKHOUSE is the former Eileen CATES of Pawnee.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ward CATES, Pawnee. Mr. and Mrs. Robert STACKHOUSE, of Tulsa, are the paternal grandparents.
CARD OF THANKS - The family of T.J. ELLINGTON
We would like to express our grateful appreciation to our friends for the food, the prayers and the flowers, and for your many thoughtful expressions of sympathy in our time of sorrow at the death of our father.
CARD OF THANKS - DELP Family
Our heartfelt thanks to all who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. For the beautiful service, floral offerings, food, and other kindnesses, we are deeply grateful.
Mrs. E.J. DECKER Hosts Coterie Club
The Coterie pitch club met Tuesday in the home of Mrs. E.J. DECKER.
A dessert course was served from tables centered with daffodils to: Mr. and Mrs. Benie FISCHER, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. JONES, Mr. and Mrs. Lee PALMER, Mr. and Mrs. Oma PRICE, Mr. and Mrs. Tony THOMAS, Mrs. Otto SHUPE, members, and to Mrs. George WATERS, a guest.
The winning tallies were held by Mrs. Oma PRICE, Tony THOMAS and Bennie FISCHER.
Poteet Named B&PW Man of Year for 1967
J.L. POTEET was named Man of the Year for 1967 by the local Business and Professional Women's Club at their special dinner held Monday night, March 25, at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
A native of Pawnee, Poteet is owner of the Poteet Funeral Home. He was born here, attended schools in Pawnee, and served in the Navy from Pawnee during WW2.
He is a past president of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors association and ow serves the group as a board member. He has served on the Pawnee County Selective Service Board for 5 years and has been a member of the Pawnee Municipal Hospital board for several years. He is a past president of the local Rotary club and active in other organizations.
Poteet is the 6th local man to receive the honor and the engraved silver letter opener from the club. First to be chosen was Jo O. FERGUSON, Editor of the Chief. Next was pioneer local physician, Dr. C.H. HADDOX. Third recipient was long-time Baptist leader and minister, the Rev. H.E. HITT. Fourth was former Pawnee postmaster, the late W.R. "Billy" MARLIN and last year's Man of the Year for the club was former Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice, Thurman HURST, ow a local attorney.
Following the dinner, entertainment was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Basil CHAPMAN and daughter, Liana.
After the award was made, Mildred presented Mrs. Oressa DOWNING $54 to be used as a memorial in the local Catholic Church in memory of the late Mary SPELMAN. The money was a love gift from members.
5 Fire Calls Here Recently
Pawnee's volunteer Fire Department has been busy in recent days making fire calls, but of the 5 only one involved much damage.
On Saturday night, March 16, they put out a small fire on the roof of John GREEN's Cafe in the east side of town before damage was very great.
The most damage happened Monday from a fire in a garage at the Alfred TANNAHILL property. The tin building was damaged considerably and most of the contents were lost. It was not wired for electricity and cause of the fire is not known.
On Tuesday, the high winds fanned a grass fire at the Jimmy ALLENBAUGH property at 8th and Denver and the department was called to put it out before it got out of hand.
April 4, 1968
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Lucinda "Lula" CROWDER, 77, who died here Thursday, March 27.
Born March 23, 1891 in Seneca, Missouri, she married Ira Harrington on October 24, 1909 in Goodman, Missouri. They lived in Cherokee county, Kansas, then moved to Pawnee in 1930, where she has lived since. Her
husband passed away on December 9, 1964.
Survivors include 2 daughters and a son: Mrs. Goldie Friel HARRINGTON of Pawnee; Claude William HARRINGTON of Marceline, Misouri, and Mrs. Rozell (John) REEVES of Pawnee.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 4 sisters: Mrs. Lucy WALLIS and Mrs. Lilah SUTTON of Carthage, Missouri; Mrs. Margaret LUNDERMAN of Seneca; and Mrs. Ola WESTWOOD of Miami, Oklahoma. Also a brother, Wiley CROWDER, of Miami and 2 stepsons: John and Gale HARRINGTON, both of Broofield, Missouri.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Jack OWENS at the First Baptist Church, where she was a member, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31.
Interment was in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday for Mrs. Laura M. WILSON, 92, who passed away here Wednesday, March 27.
Born October 16, 1875 in Lynn County, Missouri, she came to Payne county in 1891 and to Pawnee in 1927. She married Henry WILSON on November 4, 1928 and has lived here since. He passed away in July of 1957.
One son, a daughter, and her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Etta J. ELLIOTT of Tulsa, plus nieces and nephews. She was a Jehoval Witness and G.D. RICHTER officiated at her graveside service at Highland Cemetery, which was under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
Pawnee police investigated 2 minor accidents within the city limits Monday
One involved the car driven by Mrs. F.P. STAFF as she was backing away from the curb in the 500 block on 6th Street when her car ad the car driven by Mrs. Doralyn GOAD, who was driving down the street, collided.
The other involved the car driven by Glen CANADAY which was struck
by Mrs. J.T. ADAMS at the unmarked intersection of 8th and Denver
There were no apparent injuries and damage was not extensive.
Notice....Because the City lake level has risen, we are asking that all trot-lines be removed by April 15. After that date they will be confiscated. Your cooperation is appreciated. Glenn WOOD, Mayor.
6 Called For Draft Physicals
Six county young men have been ordered to report for pre-induction physical examinations on April 15, according to Mrs. Viola PALMER, local Selective Service Clerk.
Called were: Philip Leroy MORGAN, Billy Ray SMITH and Kelly Norman SPENCER, all of Cleveland; (Spencer transfered to the county from Wichita). Also, Steven Scott POTTER and John Wayne MINOR, both of Pawnee; and Richard Walter TAYLOR, Chinle, Arizona, formerly of Jennings.
Belle O'KELLEY, pioneer mother, services held
Pioneer area mother, Mrs. Bele R. O'KELLEY, 86, passed away here Wednesday, March 27, and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.
Born November 18, 1881 in Paris, Texas, she came to Pawnee county with her parents as a child and has lived here since. She married Robert Lee O'KELLEY on November 17, 1898 in Pawnee. He passed away on February 14, 1960.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pawnee. Survivors include 5 daughters and 3 sons: Mrs. CLARA FISCHER, Mrs. Naomi BYRD, Earl O'KELLEY and Robert Lee O'KELLEY, all of Pawnee; Mrs. Lillian PIPKIN of Tulsa; Mrs. Davie TRUJILLO and Mark O'KELLEY, both of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Maxine GILLETTE of Santa Rosa, California.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and 3 sisters: Mrs. Clara WHEELER of Paris, Texas and Mrs. Katie KELLEY and Mrs. Ethel TRUSSELL, both of Pawnee. Two sons preceded her in death: Cecil O'KELLEY of Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1965, and a son in infancy.
The Rev. Lloyd MCGUIRE officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Assembly of God Church. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held in Cushing on Friday, March 29, for Orval M. DILLETT of Route 1, Cushing, who passed away at a Shawnee hospital on March 28.
He had been in ill health for some time and leaves his wife of the home and 3 sisters: Mrs. Minnie MALONE and Cecile GOODWIN, both of Borger, Texas; and Stella (Mrs. Bud) BREWER, Pawnee.
Mrs. LINKSWILER services held
Funeral services were held March 22 for Mr. C.H. LINKSWILER, former area resident, 81, who passed away in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 19. She was a member of the Westwood Christian Church there and is survived by her husband. They moved from this area to Madison in 1960 and would have been married 60 years in October of this year.
The L.E. CORRELL's to observe 50th anniversary, April 7
Mr. and Mrs. L.E. CORRELL, Arkansas City, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary April 7 with a reception in the parlor of the First United Presbyterian Church there. The couple was married at Pawnee and made their first home at Stillwater, where both were students at Oklahoma A&M College.
They moved to Chilocco in 1919, where Mrs. CORRELL taught home economics in the Chilocco Indian School for 7 years, then served as Chilocco postmaster for 20 years.
CORRELL was director of agriculture at the Chilocco Indian School until he was appointed superintendant of the school in 1926, a post he held until his retirement in 1956.
The CORRELL's have many friends in this area, especially among a large group of former students of Chilocco.
Mrs. Stanley DOUGAN honored on birthday
Mrs. Stanley DOUGHAN was honoree at a birthday held in her home Saturday evening. Those attending the celebration besides Mr. DOUGAN were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Ted CROCKER, Mr. and Mrs. Les CROCKER, Mr. and Mrs. Dell CROCKER, Mrs. Effie JONES, Opal WOLFE, Mr. and and Mrs. Truman MAVITY of Carmen, and Harold WOLFE of Enid.
Judy COX of Bartlesville, visited over the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles COX.
Martha TARPEY enaged to wed Roy L. WATERS, Jr.
The approaching marriage is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. June 1 in the First Christian Church in Pawnee, with the Rev. Jim ANTHIS officiating.
Miss TARPEY is a 1958 graduate of Stillwater High School and holds a BS degree in Home Economics Education from Oklahoma State University. She will receive her MS Degree in Housing and Interior Design from OSU on May 26. She is presently employed as Extension Home Economist in Pawnee County.
Mr. WATERS is a 1952 graduate of Pawnee High School and spent two years of active duty with the Army in France. The prospective bridegroom is a rancher east of Pawnee, where the couple will reside.
CARD OF THANKS - Mrs. Lee RATHBUN
I wish to thank everyone for the nice cards and letter, the doctors and the nurses, Maramec Baptist Church and a special thanks to the blood donors during my stay in the hospital. Your kindness will not be forgotten.
THANK YOU - Ella WINGO
I wish to thank everyone for the cards, gifts, visits, flowers, and prayers during my illness, they will always be remembered.
It's A Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Mark MOORE of Tulsa announce the arrival of a 7 pound, 9 ounce daughter, Julie Leann, born March 28, 1968.
r. and Mrs. Lex JONES of Pawnee are the maternal grandparents. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard MOORE and Mrs. Lou RHODES of Blackburn.
Ralston News - Mrs. Buddy BURCH
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy HOPPER, of Fairfax, became the parents of a 6 lb. 15 oz. son, Wednesday, March 27, at Pawnee Municipal Hospital. The baby was named Roy Dee and is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Heath of Fairfax and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben HOPPER of Ralston.
Mrs. Ophelia SIMPSON was a patient at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital from Wednesday through Sunday.
George BROCK is convalescing at the Good Samaritan Center following his dismissal from the Pawnee Municipal Hospital, where he was a patient for 2 weeks.
Benny HUTCHINSONS was admitted to the Fairfax Memorial Hospital Saturday, for treatment and was released Sunday.
Mrs. Charles BRANDENBURG was admitted to Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Sunday.
Monty MARTIN, 73, died Wednesday, at the Stillwater Hospital following a long illness. He and his wife, Dessie, came to Ralston in 1936 and engaged in farming until his retirement. Monty loved to hunt and fish when he was able. He will be missed not only by his loved ones, but by his many friends.
Monty MARTIN was born in Paris, Texas, October 18, 1894. The son of Silas Hand and Alice MARTIN, he died in Municipal Hospital, Stillwater, at age 73 years, 5 months and 9 days. He was a veteran of World War I and served in France during the war. He was a member of the American Legion for 47 years and a charter member of Don Hart Post 333 of Ralston. He has resided in Ralston for the past 32 years. He married Dessie ARMSTRONG January 15, 1921 at Okemah, and to them were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. His parents and 1 daughter preceded him in death, also 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy WILSON have moved to Pawnee where he is employed at the Pawnee Sale Barn.
Mr. and Mrs. E.N. BRYANT attended the funeral of Mrs. C.W. ODOM in Oklahoma City, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. SWILLING from Valley Center, Kansas, visited her mother, Mrs. Lucille PLUMMER, and his mother, Mrs. George SWILLEY of Blackburn, who was in the hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Buddy BURCH spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Wayne COOPER and children, near Lubbock, Texas. Mrs. Cooper's husband is quite ill in a Lubbock hospital.
April 11, 1968
Ralston News - Mrs. Buddy BURCH
Mrs. Nellie NIXON was notified of the death of her sister, Mrs. Bessie Edna ROBBINS in a hospital in Durango, Colorado, Friday. Services were to be held in Pawnee, Tuesday, with burial at the Masham Cemetery.
We are sorry to hear of the death of Ed NORTON, of Pawnee, in an automobile accident at Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Friday. Mrs. NORTON was also injured and is in a Siloam Springs Hospital. She is well known here where she has helped with Bible School, illustrated bible stories with flanel graphs and taught Bible verses to the children. They call her "The Bible Lady." She and Mr. NORTON were with the American Inland Mission.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church for Albert SMITH, 81, who died Sunday after a long illness. Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery, under the direction of the Whitlock Funeral Home of Shidler. He came to Ralston in 1908 and made a living as a farmer and rancher until his health forced him to retire.
Albert SMITH, son of Nanny and George Smith, was born October 25,
1886 in Ozark County, Missouri, and died March 31, 1968 at the age of 81
years, 5 months and 6 days.
Mr. SMITH had been ill for several years and was in the Fairfax Hospital at the time of his death. Two brothers, Jeff and Sam, preceded him in death. He was married to Mabel IRELAND, May 20, 1922 at Pawnee, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ralston. He served his country in World War I and was a charter member of American Legion, Don Hart Post #33.
Those who mourn his passing are his wife, Mable, ad foster son Charles, of the home, East of Ralston; a brother, Grover, of Castro Valley, California, a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.
A bridal shower was give for Linda HENDERSON Thursday eveing in the Rebekah Basement with an estimated 45 attending or sending gifts.
Locals: Mrs. Mary URCISON accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Cy TANNER to Poteau, Tuesday, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Tanner's aunt, Mrs. Lucy URCHISON.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Ralston for Mrs. Mintie Mae MARTIN, 66, who died there Sunday, April 7.
Born July 4, 1901 in Berryville, Arkansas, she married Lester L. MARTIN on November 16, 1919 at Mason, Oklahoma. They moved to the Ralston area from Binger in the fall of 1932 and have lived there since.
Survivors include the husband, Lester MARTIN, plus 5 daughters and a son: Mrs. Elmer RICE, Ralston; Mrs. W.E. PITTS of Newkirk; Mrs. Jack BROWN and Mrs. Bill WALLS, both of Hominy; Mrs. Ronnie ROGERS of Arkansas City; and Junior MARTIN of Aspermont, Texas.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Omer CURRY of Okemah.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Federated Church in Ralston, where she was a member, with former pastor Joe URBON (now of Little Rock) officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6, for Paul Henry, 74, who passed away at Midwest City on Tuesday, April 2.
Born May 12, 1893 in Hennesey, Oklahoma, he married Jewel Juanita DANIEL in Pawnee. She passed away in 1954.
He was a retired pumper, having worked for the Magnolia Oil Company for 37 years and was a member of the Davenport, Oklahoma First Baptist Church.
Survivors include 8 sons: Jack Paul HENRY and Max Leon HENRY, both of Wichita; Vachel Glen HENRY of Enid; Merlin Lynn HENRY at the Selfridge Air Force Base at Detroit, Michigan; James HENRY of Spencer; Bobby Lee HENRY of Oklahoma City; Charles Frank HENRY of the U.S. Army in Germany; and Rickey Earl HENRY of Davenport, Oklahoma.
Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church at Davenport with the Rev. G.H. Chritendon, of Muskogee, officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, near Pawnee, under the directions of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Court Clerk Isabelle WILKINSON issued one marriage license during the past week.
Truman F. LORENTZ, 24, Lawton; and Janice F. COLSON, 21, Granite; were issued a license on April 5 and married the same day by County Judge O.S. PALMER.
Funeral services were held in Pawnee, Tuesday, for Mrs. Bessie E. Robbins, 77, who passed away on Friday, April 5, at Durango, Colorado.
Born March 25, 1891 in Granola, Kansas, she married George V. ROBBINS on June 20, 1910 at Pawnee. They lived here until 1936 when they moved to Durango. He passed away on uly 28, 1959.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
A total of 91 direct descendants mourn her passing and they include 7 sons and 3 daughters: Ernest ROBBINS of Pawnee; Mrs. Ray WALKER and Alfred ROBBINS, both of Durango; Rev. Frank ROBBINS of Palmdale, California; Mrs. Edwin HICKMAN of Bayfield, Colorado; Mrs. Nellie KINSLOW of Roy, Utah; Rev. Ralph ROBBINS of Woodland Park, Colorado; and Donald ROBBINS of Tharton, Colorado.
Also surving is a brother, Roy HINES, of Tulsa; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie NIXON, of Ralston, plus 41 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
The Rev. Jim WARNOCK officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment was in the Masham Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, April 11, in Colorado Springs for Mrs. Lillie SCHWARTZTRAUBER, 79, who died there Sunday, April 7.
Mother of Mrs. Elwood SAYRE of Pawnee, she had lived in Pawnee for several years and was the daughter of pioneer Pawnee property owner, Mrs. C.A. BINNING.
Also surviving is a daughter of Colorado Springs. Her husband passed away about a year ago.
A Pawnee missionary, Ed NORTON, died early Friday morning in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, following a 2 car accident near Gentry, Arkansas on Thursday night, April 4.
A missionary for the Inland Mission of Gentry, Arkansas, his services were held Tuesday in Minnesota, from whence the Norton's came to Pawnee several years ago. Mrs. Josephine NORTON, his wife, was active in the
work here with local schools, etc., and in the summer they worked at the Mission's summer camp near Gentry.
They were enroute there for a planning session prior to the camp and had as a passenger, another camp worker, Martha Etheridge COLCORD, who was also killed. Two men in the other car were seriously injured and reports were that one also died but this was not confirmed.
Complete information as to how the accident happened was not available.
Mrs. NORTON attended the funeral in Minnesota, Tuesday, then was flown here that evening and is resting at home. She has a broken arm and foot, a cracked wrist and multiple lacerations and contusions about the face.
Beverly BILYEU - Lynn MENNEM Unite in Double-Ring Ceremony
Double-ring vows exchanged in the First Methodist Church of Pawnee united Miss Beverly BILYEU, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan BILYEU, Skedee, and Lynn D. MENNEM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer MENNEM of Medford.
Reverend Clyde STAGE, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Skedee, officiated the ceremony at 7:00 p.m., March 23, before an altar graced with tiered candelabrum holding white wedding tapers and tied with white satin bows. The altar was banked with palms and centered with a large basket of yellow roses and large satin bow.
A program of traditional nuptial music was rendered by Mrs. C.J. LYON, organist; and she accompanied Edward PRYOR of Tulsa, cousin of the bride, as he sang.
The bride chose for her wedding a floor-length white crepe gown styled with batteau neckline, long tapered sleeves and empire waistline. Appliques of alencon lace trimmed the skirt and formed a wide band at the hemline. The gown featured a watteau train. Her elbow-length bouffant veil of illusion was secured by a flower shaped headpiece with sheer pearl trimmed petals. She carried a cascade of white roses, centered with a white orchid.
She was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Doris BILYEU, Odessa, Texas and Miss Pat OSWALT of Edmond. Their floor-length gowns were empire sheaths of chiffon and venice lace. Their illusion headpieces were caught with yellow satin bows and they each carried a long-stemmed yellow rose.
Ronnie BILYEU, newphew of the bride, was ring bearer and wore white coats and black tie as did the groomsmen.
Loren MENNEM, Stillwater, served his brother as best man. Another brother, Gary MENNEM, also of Stillwater and Dale BILYEU, Odessa, brother of the bride were ushers. Candlelighters were Bethol HAROLD an OSU fraternity brother and Jim EARLY, friends of the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan BILYEU were hosts to a reception in the Fellowship Hall of the church following the ceremony.
The bride's table was covered with a white lace cloth and centered with an arrangement of yellow roses, flanked by silver tapers. A five tiered wedding cake, topped with white satin wedding bells and a crystal punch bowl completed the table decor.
The couple is now residing in Stillwater, where Mr. MENNEM is finishing his senior year at OSU. Mrs. MENNEM is a member of the Pawnee Junior High faculty.
CARD OF THANKS - HUTCHENS
I wish to thak everyone for the nice cards and letters I received while in the hospital, the nurses, and a special thanks to Dr. RATLIFF and Rev. Robert E. DOTSON. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Mrs. Opal HUTCHENS
CARD OF THANKS - RATHBUN
I wish to thank everyone for the nice cards and letters, the doctors and the nurses, Maramec Baptist Church and a special thanks to the blood donors during my stay in the hospital. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Mrs. Lee RATHBUN
It's A GIRL
Dr. and Mrs. Sam LUSK of Bermuda have chosen Torrey Wheeler LUSK as the name for their first child, a daughter, born April 5, 1968. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Mr. and Mrs. E.F. LUSK of Pawnee are the paternal grandparents.
April 18, 1968
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. RIEMER and Dr. DUNFORD and the nurses at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital who cared so efficiently for our mother. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. POTEET and staff for their kindness, and Brother Jack OWENS and friends who remembered with flowers, cards, kind words of sympathy, prayers and for the fine food by the Baptist Church and friends. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Goldine HARRINGTON, Mrs. Rozell REEVES, Claud HARRINGTON
It's A Boy! 14 Living Grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wayne MORRIS of Ponca City anounce the arrival of an 8 lb., 7 1/2 oz. son, Loy Wayne, born Tuesday morning, April 16, 1968 at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital.
Not many babies arrive in this world who can claim 14 living grandparents. On the maternal side are grandparents Mr. and Mrs. L.M. TRISDALE of Fairfax; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. TRISDALE an
Mr. and Mrs. R.E. CURTIS of Drumright.
On the paternal side are grandparents Mr. and Mrs. G.F. MORRIS, Jr., Ralston; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.F. MORRIS, Sr., Pampa, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. G.F. JOHNSON, Albany, Texas; and great great grandmothers Mrs. Mary CLARK of Ralston and Mrs. I.N. JOHNSON of Crain, Texas.
PERSHALL Reunion Held On Easter Sunday
Attending the PERSHALL reunion at the Women's Building at the Pawnee Fairgrounds Easter Sunday were the following:
Mr. and Mrs. Evert Pershall, Blackburn; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pershall and daughter, Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Bud Pershall and Sam, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pershall and family, Skellytown, Texas; Mrs. Elsie Goodsell, Ponca City; Linda Sue Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Pershall, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baer and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stone and family, Oklahoma City; Linda Brown and Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Pershall, Texarkana, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pershall, Snyder, Mrs. Mildred Moreman, Norman; Jim Pershall, Fort Worth, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Determan and family, Irving, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jennings and family, Pawnee, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wood and family, Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Haws and family, Stillwater.
Card of Thanks - ADLER
I want to thank everyone for their prayers, gifts, cards, and letters I received while in the Municipal Hospital and Annex. Also for the visits from friends and the good care by Dr. RIEMER and nurses at both places. Mrs. Bert ADLER
Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, for Edwin Vandervoort BAYHYLLE, Sr., 61, who passed away here Thursday, April 11.
Born in Pawnee on January 9, 1907, he lived here until 1950 when he moved to Enid where has made his home since.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, whom he married on June 10, 1967, and 3 daughters and 4 sons: Juanita Bayhylle and Charles Bayhylle, both of Palm Springs, California; Edwin V. Bayhyyle, Jr. of Aztec, New Mexico; Joyce and Myron Bayhylle, both of Enid; Julia Bayhylle of Oklahoma City and Byron Bayhylle of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Also surviving is a step-son, Jimmy WHEELER, of Melburne, Florida; 11 grandchildren and a sister, Rachael Bayhylle PARTON of Lawton, and a brother, Batiste L. Bayhylle of Cushing.
He was a member of the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church and services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Freeman, Pawnee, officiating. Interment was in the North Indian Cemetery, near Pawnee, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Henry Clay WHILES, long-time Big Bend area citizen, 77, passed away in Pawnee, Wednesday evening and services are scheduled for this afternoon here.
Born September 11, 1890 in Fairfax, he married Ethel RAMBO on July 4, 1914 in Ralston and has lived in Osage County all of his lifetime.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel, of the home, plus 4 sons and a daughter: William Howard WHILES of Jennings; Lewis Allen WHILES of El Paso, Texas; Daniel Arthur WHILES of Cleveland; Henry Clay WHILES of Pawhuska and Mrs. Anthony Mae CULVER of Driver, Virginia; plus 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
Also surviving are 4 sisters and a brother: Mrs. Susie Brinkley of Fairfax; Mrs. Clara Johnson of Pilot Point, Texas; Mrs. Birdie Irons of Stephenville, Texas; Mrs. Julia Friddle of Richmond, California; and Dennis Whiles of San Dumas, California.
He was a member of the Ralston Federated Church and services will be conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Virgil ETCHESON, at 2:30 p.m., April 18, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery near Ralston under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, at Ralston for Mrs. William L. (Edith) CALLAHAN, 62, who passed away in a Cleveland Hospital, Monday, April 15.
Born June 12, 1905 in Lenapah, Oklahoma, she married William CALLAHAN on January 29, 1929 in Coffeyville, Kansas, and they made their home in Hominy until 1958 when they moved to Ralston where they have lived since.
Survivors include the husband, William, and a daughter, Mrs. Jim NUNN of Ralston and a granddaughter. Also surviving is a nieced, Mrs. Harold BETTES of Overland Park, Kansas, who spent much of her childhood with the CALLAHANs.
A sister, Mrs. Bertha PHEGLEY of Ralston and a brother, Ira CRUM of Lenapah, also survive as do a host of other relatives.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and her service was held at 2:00 p.m. at the Ralston Baptist Church with the Rev. Hollis LOCKABY, pastor, and Rev. Virgil ETCHESON, pastor of the Ralston Federated Church, officiating.
Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery near Ralston under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
April 25, 1968
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Perry for Louis Radford JORDAN, 75, of Lucien, who passed away at his home there Saturday afternoon, April 20.
Born in Urbana, Missouri, on October 20, 1893, he married Delia FREEMAN at Gainsville, Missouri, on December 14, 1913. They lived in Sumner and Pawnee and in 1965, moved to Lucien.
He retired as a section foreman on the Frisco Railway in 1958 after working on the section gang since 1919, or 39 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home in Lucien, 2 sons and 2 daughters: Ira JORDAN of Hunter; Harlin JORDAN of Midwest City; Mrs. Glen PERRIN of Orlandon and Mrs. Dorothy OVERTON of Nash, plus 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are 3 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters: Bill, John and Othel SLOAN and Mrs. Carl SMITH, all of Perry; and Mrs. Leona WILLIAMS of Stillwater.
The Rev. Vancel GARROUTE officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Parker Funeral Home in Perry and interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, near Enid.
Funeral services were held this month in Burtrum, Minnesota for Arthur L. MARTIN, former Skedee area resident.
He passed away on April 6 and services were held on April 9. Survivors include a brother, Claude A. MARTIN of Skedee, besides his children, most of whom live in Minnesota.
Funeral services were held last week for Wardie Allen GRUBB, 74, who passed away at his home near Oilton, on April 15, following a heart attack. He was a brother of Pawnee County Treasurer, Mildred GRUBB.
Son of Millard F. and Eva GRUBB, he was born in Utopia, Kansas on October 16, 1893 and came to Pawnee with his parents in 1900 and grew to manhood near Maramec.
He married Emma REDBURN on July 20, 1914, and to this union a daughter and 3 sons were born. She passed away on January 25, 1928 and on October 6, 1930 he married Minnie ARMOUR and they had 3 children. He was employed by the Sinclair Oil Compay for 37 years, retiring in 1959.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie, plus 2 daughter, 5 sons, and 18 grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. Mildred HOLLON and Winford GRUBB, both of Cleveland; Kenneth GRUBB of Sapulpa; Clifford GRUBB of Elkins, Arkansas; Monnie Lou GOODMAN of Springdale, Arkansas; Forrest GRUBB of Garber; and Jack GRUBB of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Also surviving are 3 brothers and a sister: Glen GRUBB of Oklahoma City; Melvin GRUBB of Eugene, Oregon; and Everett and Mildred GRUBB, both of Pawnee.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oilton, and services were held there on Thursday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. John R. RIGGIN, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Oilton Cemetery.
Thank You - MASH
We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the friends and neighbors who remembered us on our 50th wedding anniversary with many cards and letters of thoughfulness. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey MASH.
Thank You - GOODFOX
I want to thank all my friends and relatives for the many cards I received while I was a patient in the Claremore Indian Hospital, also the Church of Christ and the Pawnee Indian Service Club. These words of encouragement helped so much towards my recovery. Your kindness will always be remembered. Hattie GOODFOX
Thank You - WILL
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Riemer and the nurses for the wonderful care I received while a patient in the Municipal Hospital recently. Mrs. Bert WILL
Linda PHILLIPS is Engaged to Austin HADDOX, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim PHILLIPS, Pawnee, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Linda Marie PHILLIPS to Austin Haddox, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Austin HADDOX, Sr., Antlers.
Miss Phillips is a graduate of Pawnee High School where she was a member of the Beta Club, Band, F.B.L.A. and State Honor Society. She is a student at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.
Mr. Haddox is a graduate of Antlers High School where he was president of the student council, member of State and National Honor Societies and participated in track. He is presently attending Oklahoma State University.
No wedding date has been set.
Top-Conyers Vow Recited April 22
Wedding vows were recited in an informal ceremony Monday morning, April 22, at 10:30 in the sancutary of the First United Methodist Church of Pawnee for Miss Mary TOP of Temple Texas; and Jennings CONYERS of Monett, Missouri. Rev. Bob DOTSON officiated the double ring ceremony.
Mrs. E.R. PHILLIPS, organist, presented a program of traditional nuptial music.
Attending the bride was her sister, Mrs. Fred TIDEMANN of Hearne, Texas. Candlelighters were Miss Chris CONYERS, daughter of the groom, and Janie BYERS of Tulsa.
Tom CONYERS served his father as best man.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM.
Out-of-town guest attending the weddine were Major John Top, Ft. Riley; Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Fort, Vinita; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Green, Bartlesville; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Conyers, Memphis, Tennesse; Miss Chris Conyers, Monett, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Oldham, Stillwater; Mrs. Schultz, Mrs. Harold Kulhman, Mrs. W.L. Overholer and Mrs. J.W. Lee, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ballaine, Mr. and Mrs. Byers and Janie, Miss Junile Saunders, Tulsa; Mrs. Glenn Yahn, Perry; Mr. and Mrs. Dixie Overman, Cleveland; Bill Farmilo, Calgary, Alberta; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tidemann, Hearne, Texas.
Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW
Bill and Bud SPERRY received word on Thursday morning of the death of their sister, Mrs. Ada JACKSON, of Muskogee. Mrs. JACKSON had been in ill health for many years. Mr. and Mrs. June HARRINGTON, Tulsa, came early Saturday morning for Bud and Dorothy and Bill and Madge and all went to Muskogee where they attended the funeral services in the funeral home. Interment was in the Choteau cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, some children, and all of her 10 brothers and sisters, who were at the funeral. Deepest sympathy to all the families.
Get well wishes are sent to Mrs. Ray TISDALE, a patient in the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital, Tulsa. Mrs. Tisdale (Mabel) suffered a stroke on Tuesday. At latest news, she was able to move her foot, but not her arm and hand.
The community wants to say "Thank you" to Oillie KEETON, Flint HAMRICK, Bill SPERRY, Buster FISHER and Dillard MCCLARY, who worked all afternoon Tuesday, filling in the graves that had sunken in during the winter rains and snows.
Mrs. Guy H. DAWES celebrated her birthday on Friday. Then, on Sunday she was honored with a birthday dinner. Those spending Saturday night and among Sunday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd DAWES of Oklahoma City.
Ones there on Sunday for a bountiful dinner and helping Doris celebrate were: Mr. and Mrs. Fran Suess and Louise, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wawman of Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert O'Neal and Linda of Sand Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Don Lewis, Bartlesville; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dawes, Jennings; and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Christy, also Guy Dawes and Billy.
CARTER - 65th Anniversary
On Monday, April 15, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. (Clarence) CARTER, of Hominy, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Their family surprised the couple Sunday evening with a large anniversary cake, prepared especially for the occasion by their longtime friend, Mrs. Bessie BECKHAM.
The Carter's were united in marriage at Blackburn on April 15, 1903. They lived in this community for two years, then moved to Pawhuska in 1906, where Mr. Carter worked at the courthouse. In the Spring they moved to the State of Washington, where they made their home until May, 1912, returning to Osage County in 1912, and in 1921 Mr. and Mrs. CARTER moved to Hominy. They opened a furniture and upholstery shop. Mr. Carter still repairs furniture, but they discontinued the upholstery business in 1958.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter have two children, Emory Carter and Mildred Clark, and four grandchildren, Emory (Jim) Carter, Juanita Eddings, Marilyn and Michael Clark.
One June 12, Mr. Carter will celebrate his 88th birthday - June 27th, Mrs. Carter will celebrate her 81st birthday.
Congratulations and many happy returns for the special occasion just past, and Happy Birthday wishes come June.
Mrs. Clifford BEVINS spent Thursday with her hister, Mrs. Georgia RICHARDSON of Maramec. Georgia had been a patient in the Pawnee Municipal hospital recently.
Your reporter wants to say thank you to Mr. and Mrs. FEASTER and foster children of Pawnee for the invitation to accompany them to Warsaw, Missouri to visit our children, Jimy and Peggy UPSHAW, Bill, Jerry, and David over the Easter holiday, returning home on Monday.
Thanks to Dorothy SPERRY for finishing out the news items and mailing them in for me.
Mrs. Tommie RHODES and daughter, Mrs. Minnie MANDERCHEID, Cleveland, spent Thursday with Ruby and Fred UPSHAW. Minnie and Ruby finished setting tomato plants just before the rains started.
Carol GRANTHAM, Cleveland, spent Easter vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON, just west of town.
Mrs. John (Ida) HORN, Bristow, spent last week with Mrs. Bessie JORDAN. Wednesday, Bessie returned to Bristown to spend a few days with Ida and John.
Pvt. Bruce FUNKHOUSER came home for a few days visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud FUNKHOUSER and sister, Diane. Bruce has finished bacic camp.
Mrs. Charlie ROE spent Monday thru Wednesday in Hominy, and with the help of her sister, Opal CHASE, were redecorating one of the Roe's rent houses.
Samp MILLER went to Stillwater on Friday to spend a few days with his brother, Doc and wife, Mary. Dock is ill and not able to get around to care for himself at this time. He has been in the hospital and a rest home, but wanted to go home for a while. Get well wishes are sent to Doc from friends and old-time neighbors of our town.
Eating Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Joe HIGGINS were their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parker HIGGINS, Peggy, Debbie & Joey. The HIGGINS daughter, Mrs. Stella PATTERSON called from New Mexico to wish them a Happy Easter.
Mr. and Mrs. Wes SPEARS spent Sunday afternoon with her father, A.M. FRYER, near Lake Keystone.
Mrs. Dale HIGGINS, Gary, Janet, Ronnie and Larry of the Osage spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Bill and Made SPERRY.
Mrs. John SCHEIHING and son, David, left Saturday for Rochester, Minnesota. David was to be at St. Mary's hospital Sunday afternoon for a checkup on his hip and a change in the cast.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gene WHITE last week was Mr. and Mrs. Doc MCCOLLOUGH of Oklahoma City. Mrs. White and Mrs. McCullough are sisters. Friday afternoon, Gene's brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell WHITE and Cynthia arrived from Corpus Christi, Texas. Spending the weekend with the White's was her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HILL and son, Mr. and Mrs. Joe HILL of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Leonora UPSHAW is expecting company some time in June. Her daughter Violet and husband, Doc BLANCHARD of Biloxi, Mississippi, will spend their leave time here with Lenora. Violet likes fresh cucumbers, and as most mothers are, they want to do things for their children when they come home. So, a few weeks ago Lenora planted cucumber seeds in two milk cartons. The seeds came up and grew, now there are tiny cucumbers on the vines ready for the blooms to open. Lenora hopes these vines will really grow and produce a bountiful crop of cukes in the garden by the time Violet gets here.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther FLETCHER left real early Sunday morning on their way to Tahlequah to spend the day with her mothers and sister, Mrs. Elma AUSBERN an Mrs. Jessie BRADLEY. On their way home, they went by way of Locust Grove to Luther's sister and family, to Dad Fletcher's and called at the rest home to see Mom Fletcher before coming home.
Lone Chimney News - Mrs. Virgil BOYLES
Mrs. Carl SWANSON and Mrs. Bill MCKINNEY are in Tulsa to be with Mrs. Leon DILBECK who is to have back surgery at the Osteopathic hospital Monday the 22nd. Our prayers and best wishes are with her for tyhe operation to be a success.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey MASH were pleasantly surprised with a card or call shower from their many friends and relatives in honor of their golden wedding anniversary which was Monday, April 15. They received 158 cards and many phone calls wishing them a happy day. Their son, Rev. and Mrs. Bob MASH and boys, Bartlesville, and their daughter, Mrs. Bob HIDDLETON of Shrevesport, Louisiana, spent the day in the MASH home.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmert DECKER, Mr. and Mrs. Azel HARNED and Mrs. Alta JAMES attended funeral services in Oilton Thursday for Wardie GRUBB.
May 2, 1968
Funeral services were held Monday, April 29, for Levi Gay MOORE, 84, who passed away Friday, April 26.
He died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in his room in the Graham Hotel that afternoon. Friends said that he was very despondent about having to move from the hotel where he had lived for several years. The hotel was closed last week prior to being sold at auction this week.
Born April 19, 1884 in Jackson County, West Virginia, he had lived in Pawnee County for several years. He farmed south of Maramec for some time then northeast of Pawnee until about 1960 when he retired and moved to the Graham Hotel.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary E. WALKER, of San Dimas, California, and several nieces and nephews.
David RITCHTER of Ponca City officiated at the service at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, and interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday for Mrs. Wm. (Daisy ROUBEDEAUX) DEROIN, 64, who passed away Tuesday, April 30, at Ponca City.
Born July 30, 1903 in Red Rock, she married Wm. F. DeRoin on June 4, 1920 at Perry. They moved to their farm on SH 15 north of Morrison in 1921 and have lived there since.
She was a member of the Otoe Indian tribe and of the Native American Church.
At one time, she wrote a column for the Pawnee Chief but had to quit because of her failing eyesight.
Survivors include the husband, Wm. F. DeROIN and 2 sons and 5 daughters: Jonathan DeROIN and Clarice RICKMAN, both of the home; Carnelia YELLOWFISH of Germany; Stella ROWE of Ponca City; Willene ROSS of South Dakota; Wilma GULADDLE of Carnegie and Lewis DeRoin of California.
Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, one great grandson and a brother, John R. ROUBEDEAUX of Ponca City, and a sister, Teresa CARSON, of Red Rock.
The service will be held at the DeRoin residence Friday afternoon, May 3, and interment will be in the Otoe Indian Cemetery, near Red Rock, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today in Ponca City for Fred HOWARD, 73, who passed away there Monday. A brother-in-law of Mrs. Ralph CALDWELL of Pawnee, his service will be held in Ponca City at 2:00 p.m. and burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee, about 3:30.
Announcement was made this week that Charles CHEATHAM, PHS senior, has been awarded the highest possible national academic commendation when he was named to a National Merit Scholarship.
This is the first time that any PHS student has received this honor, while at least 2 other have been finalists in the nationwide competition. They are Jo Esta STEWART, now an OSU Junior, and Jim LAWRENCE, a PHS Senior. Cheatham plans to attend OSU and major in English.
Young CHEATHAM is valedictorian of his graduating class. He is editor of the school yearbook, was editor of the school paper, past president of the Beta Club, member of the National Beta Club for 4 years, State Honor Society for 4 years, Future Business Leaders 1 year, Junior and Senior class plays and has taken part in various other school activities.
Ralston News - Mrs. Buddy BURCH
Mrs. R.L. HOLT is a patient in the Fairfax Hospital. The HOLT's son, John, and daughter, Jennifer, from Oklahoma City spent the weekend and took Mrs. HOLT to the hospital Saturday night when she became ill. She is feeling some better now.
John SCOTT underwent major surgery, Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. Sunday evening he still remainded in intensive care.
Mrs. Dora SAWYER, of Fairfax, underwent major surgery at the Stillwater Hospital, Friday. She seems to be getting along quite well according to her daughter, Mrs. Junior LONDON.
Fatal Accident - Mrs. Effice RICE was notified last Saturday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry STARK of near Los Angeles, California, Friday, in an automobile accident, near El Centro California. Services were held at Englewood, California, Wednesday. Mrs. Rice's brother was badly injured and remains in a Lynnwood, California hospital, but is expected to recover. Mrs. STARK was the former Ora DUNCAN and was raised and educated in Ralston. She was the niece of Mrs. John BRUMLEY, Sr. of Pawnee and Mrs. Earl PITTS of Newkirk.
Sanys MILLER returned home Friday after a weeks stay with his brother, Dock and wife Mary, of Stillwater and planned to go back this Sunday to stay during the week. Saturday evening, about 6:00 Doc passed away.
Funeral services were Tuesday morning at 10:00 in Stillwater at the funeral home. When Doc MILLER lived here he was a barber.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim GANT returned to Oklahoma from Blanchersville, Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. Mrs. GANT is Mrs. Edna JOHNSON's daughter. They sold their cattle and rented their farm and will live here in Oklahoma.
Citizens of Jennings and other area communities will honor Mrs. G.D. (Lethia) BERG next Sunday, May 5, at the Jennings school, according to Principal Riley BOURNS. The Appreciation Day and Shower is being sponsored by the Jennings Parent-Teacher Organization from 2:00 to 4:00 in honor of her retirement from teaching, after spending 39 years in the profession.
Bourns said, "Everyone who knows Mrs. BERG, and especially the people who have been her students, are invited to attend. Jennings school will miss Mrs. BERG. She is a dedicated teacher."
Editors Note: Upon learning of her retirement, Mrs. BERG was asked to write something of her experiences over the years and following is her story:
Two pictures always fascinated me when I was a child. One of the pictures was the "Lone Wolf" and the other was "The End of the Trail." I just couldn't imagine why the "Lone Wolf" was howling and the Indian and the horse seemed so depressed in "The End of The Trail." Now I understand, for I have come to "The End of the Trail" in my teaching career.
It has been a rewarding one in many ways as in Jennings I have taught from the 12th grade to the first grade and sometimes have taught the mother and all of her children, or the father and all his children. That has meant so much to me. It has been a pleasant drive between my home and Jennings School and the total mileage of those drives probably exceed 60,000 miles.
I was born 7 miles north of Pawnee while Oklahoma was still a territory and was only 4 years old when Oklahoma became a state. I attended a one-room school until I was in the 5th grade. My parents, E.O. and Lillie MANNING, then bought a place one mile west of Pawnee. I lived there until both my father and mother passed away. I attended the Pawnee schools and graduated from PHS in 1924. I then took the county teachers examination and passed it and taught my first school the following fall at Hopewell, the same school in which I learned my ABC's.
To make a long story short, I taught school in the winter time and sent myself to Oklahoma State University in the summer until I received my Bachelor of Science degree. Finances were real difficult at times, for my pay for teaching during that time varied from $65.00 to a high of $90 per month. I regret my parents did not live to rejoice with me the receiving of my degree. Two years after my father's death, I married Glendyn BERG and we have a son, Lieutenant Jr. Grade David BERG, serving in the U.S. Navy.
I have taught 36 years in Pawnee county and 3 years in Payne county. This makes my 13th year in the Jennings school. Two special wishes of mine have been: to teach in rural communities, where I could most help little children and to teach in Jennings school until my retirement age. I most humbly thank the people of Jennings for making my last wish come true. As General McArthur once said, "An old soldier never dies. They just fade away. I feel "An old teacher dies - they just fade away.
And so I, Lethia BERG, will be glad to have more time at our farm home north of Maramec, Oklahoma to keep a better house, to be with my husband, as he takes care of the registered polled hereford cattle, and to raise the flowers I love, and as they grow and bloom they will remind me of the precious children I have taught.
May 9, 1968
Mrs. W. WALKER Services Set For Tomorrow
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 10, for Beatrice L. WALKER, 44, who passed away here on Tuesday, March 7.
Born October 16, 1923 at Ralston, she married Walter WALKER on May 2, 1953 in Yale. They lived in Ponca City then moved to Yukon where they lived since. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include her husband and 2 sons, a son by a former marriage, and 2 grandsons. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. MITCHELL of Yale, her grandmother ROBERSON of Stillwater, and 4 brothers and a sister.
The Rev. ATTWELL of Oklahoma City will officiate at the service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
Wilbert TUBBS, 35, Services Held Here Monday
Funeral services ere held here Monday afternoon for Wilbert James TUBBS, 35, who passed away on April 28 in Los Angeles, following a heart attack.
Born February 2, 1933 in Payne County, he had lived in Pawnee most of his life. He attended and graduated from Lincoln High School here in 1951 and then attended Langston University. He married Cora THOMPSON in Tulsa and they left Pawnee in 1961 and moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska, in February of 1966.
He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, 4 children, 6 step-children, plus his father, Charley TUBBS and stepmother, both of Pawnee. Also surviving are 3 sisters and a brother.
The Rev. T.B. BROWN officiated at the service at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, and interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
James ROY, Sr. Services held in Ponca City Sunday
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 5, for James ROY, Sr., 63, who passed away here on Thursday, May 2. Born August 30, 1904, at Ponca City, he was a member of the Ponca Indian tribe and lived in Kay and Noble counties all of his life. He was married to Florence ARKEKETA and she passed away in 1934. He was a member of the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include 3 sons and a daughter, 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 2 sisters: Mollie CERRE of Ponca City and Mrs. Helen MASHBURN of Fairfax.
Services were held at the Fern LITTLESUN residence at Ponca City at 2:00 Sunday, and interment was in the Ponca Indian Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
R.T. ALLEN, 68, Rites In Arkansas
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Springdale, Arkansas, for Raymond Thomas ALLEN, 68, who passed away Sunday. He had lived in this area at one time and worked on farms here. Survivors include 17 children and 14 grandchildren. Also a brother, Bill ALLEN, of Cleo Springs and a sister in Las Animas, Colorado.
Mrs. Eva DAVIS Services To Be This Morning
Funeral services will be held his morning at 10:00 a.m. for Mrs. Eva Minerva (Wilbur) DAVIS, 73, who passed away here Monday, May 6.
Born February 6, 1895 in Richland, Kansas, she came to Pawnee with her parents, Alex and Ada OHSE, as a child. She married Wilbur DAVIS on December 24, 1914 in Pawnee and has lived here since, mostly on their farm south of town. She was a Christian Scientist and member of the Pandora Club and was long active in the Democrat women's work in the area.
Survivors include her husband and a son, Hobert DAVIS, of Lawrence, Kansas. Also surviving is a granddaughter, and her mother, Mrs. Ada OHSE of Pawnee and 2 brothers: Walter OHSE of Santa Ana, California, and R.F. OHSE of Pawnee.
The Rev. L. Jim ANTHIS will officiate at the service at 10:00 a.m. today, May 9, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Ima LAYTON, 75, Services Set For Today, Here
Funeral Services will be held this afternoon for Mrs. Ima Elvina LAYTON, 75, who passed away here on Monday, May 6. The mother of Pawnee businessman, Wayne LAYTON, she was born on August 29, 1892 in Richfield, Kansas, and married Lonnie Andrew LAYTON on February 25, 1914 in Beaver County, Oklahoma. They lived on their homestead there until moving to the Lela area in 1935, where she has lived since. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Pawnee.
Survivors include the husband, and 3 sons. A daughter, Della, preceded her in death. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, a brother, Carl C. FOSTER, of Brush, Colorado and a sister, Mrs. Ruby ANDERSON of Whittier, California.
The Rev. Robert DOTSON, pastor of the local Methodist Church, will officiate at the service at 2:00 p.m. today, May 9, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, near Glencoe, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Are Pages In House Last Week
Two Pawnee High School served as Pages in the House of Representatives last week as patrons of Speaker Rex PRIVETT. They were Matt HENRY and Dennis SCHULZE. Matt is the son of Dr. and Mrs. R.E. HENRY and his grandfather, Ray D. HENRY was Representative from Pawnee County a few years ago. Dennis is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Milton SCHULZE.
Mrs. Otto SHUPE returned home last Tuesday after visiting the past 3 weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Henry PANSZA and daughters. They all attended Hemis Fair in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. SHUPE spent a week in Richardson, Texas with Mr. and Mrs. Bob SHUPE.
Visitors in the home of Miss Adeline FUSS, Wednesday, were here aunt, Mrs. Ida May JORDAN and cousin, Mrs. Theo PASSMORE, of Jennings.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley REEVES, Stephanie and Mikeal and Mr. and Mrs. Donald GUTHRIE and Jeff, Mr. and Mrs. Merle LYTLE, Louise RICE and children, Eddie Dale and Teresa, and June LYTLE all camped out and fished at Keystone Lake on Saturday and Sunday.
BERG is Member
D.G. BERG, Route 1, Pawnee, recently became a lifetime member of the American Polled Hereford Association, according to the association's headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to the news release, the association has grown, as has the breed, considerably in recent years. They noted that a recent exportation to Chile of more than 3,500 American Polled Herefords is the largest such exportation to any country in history of any breed cattle from the U.S.
Changes Made in S.W. Bell Repair People Here
Art ROHRS is the new Combination man for Southwestern Bell's Pawnee and Ralston offices. He will have responsibility for all installation and repair jobs.
ROHRS has been with the Bell System for thirteen years. He started work in West Palm Beach, Florida, and came to Stillwater in 1965. While in Stillwater, he held jobs as a station installer and a PBX installer.
He and his wife, Patricia, have 5 children. They are presently living in Glencoe, where they are members of the First Christian Church.
Art is replacing Kenneth HARDY, who has been Combination man in Pawnee since 1959. Kenneth has recently been promoted to Installation Foreman in Stillwater. His new job will place him in charge of installation jobs for Stillwater, Morrison, Glencoe and Perkins.
Kenneth and his wife, Gayle, and their three children will continue living on their farm north of Pawnee.
25th Wedding Anniversary - WOLF
An open house will be held Sunday, May 19, from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Clarence WOLF home, 8 miles north of Morrison, honoring the couple on their 25th wedding anniversary. Hosts will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. James THURBER and son, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Glenda HAMILTON and daughter, Stillwater; Adam and Debbie WOLF of the home. Friends and relatives are invited to join in the celebration.
Honored at OBU - SPEARS
Barbara SPEARS, Oklahoma Baptist University senior from Blackburn, is pictured as she accepted an award at a recent banquet held as part of OBU's Women's Day. Miss SPEARS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy SPEARS, was honored as one of 12 Outstanding Senior Women. (Photo)
Barbara SPEARS To Wed Fred KERR in Shawnee (Photo)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy SPEARS, Blackburn, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Barbara, to Mr. Fred KERR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest KERR, Montee, Arkansas.
Miss SPEARS is a 1964 graduate of Pawnee High School and will receive her B.A. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University on May 25.
Mr. KERR is a 1960 graduate of Monette High School and attended Arkansas State for 2 years. After four years of serving in the Air Force, he is present6ly at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, where the couple will reside.
The wedding will be at 8:00 p.m., May 31, at the Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee, with Rev. GAY officiating.
District Deputy Visits Royal Neighbors Thursday
The Royal Neighbors met in the home of Mrs. Emma STEWART at 2:00 p.m., May 2. Mrs. Juanita WHITE, of Edmond, District Deputy, was a special guest.
Following the business meeting, refreshments of cake and ice cream were served to the following members: Mrs. Stanley SMITH, Mrs. Anna JONES, Mrs. Lula HILLMAN, Mrs. Alta WALDROP, Mrs. Georgia LONG, Mrs. Grace POTEET, Mrs. Mae STONEBURNER and Mrs. Sam WINROW.
Lone Chimney News - Mrs. Virgil BOYLES
We send heartfelt congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Loyd DUFF, longtime Maramec residents, who celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary April 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Duff were married April 22, 1900, at what is now known as the Herbert KRAMER farm. Mrs. Kramer's mother, Mrs. Edna KRAMER was Mrs. DUFF's sister and lived there at the time. She prepared the home for the wedding and cooked the wedding supper for the newlyweds.
Mr. DUFF was born and raised in Illinois. His occupation was farming and carpenter work. Mrs. DUFF was born in Missouri, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward BURTON. After Mr. BURTON's death, Mrs. BURTON and her son-in-law, Tom WHYBACK, came to Oklahoma territory and staked their claims southeast of Maramec. Mr. WHYBACK's claim was the farm that is now owned by Leland BERTRUM. Mrs. Burton's claim was across the road, south. She even drove the stake herself. Mrs. DUFF still knows the exact spot. This farm is still known as the BURTON place.
Mr. and Mrs. DUFF had three children, all still living. They are Alta GRUBB of Eugene, Oregon; Doyl DUFF of Cunningham, Kansas and Cecil DUFF of Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. DUFF have seen many changes over the years. They saw the town of Maramec come into existence, the first train to go through Maramec, old families move away and new ones move in.
Mrs. DUFF is 88 and Mr. DUFF is 90 years young. Again, we say congratulations and best wishes for many more years of happiness.
Birthday Surprise: NELSON
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett NELSON were pleasantly surprised Saturday evening when a group of friends came to celebrate Emmett's birthday. Those present to enjoy the cake and ice cream were Mr. and Mrs. Azel HARNED, Mrs. Alta JAMES, Leland BERTRUM, Mr. and Mrs. Casey STAFFORD, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil FLAGOR and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson.
Alfalfa Cutting Time
Farmers in the area have been busy this past week putting up alfalfa hay. Both quality and quantity have been very good this cutting. Those having alfalfa in this vicinity are: Don WINGO, Virgil BOYLES, Cecil FLAGOR, Emmett NELSON and Millard GRIPE.
May 16, 1968
Mrs. TYLER, 91, Services Held in Morrison
Funeral services were held Tuesday, in Morrison, for long-time Morrison area citizen, Mrs. Lorene Goodwin TYLER, 91, who passed away in Perry on Sunday, May 12.
Born December 5, 1876, in Gower, Missouri, she married James P. TYER in 1911. He passed away in 1933.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Morrison and of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Howard P. TYER, of Morrison and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the First Christian Church, in Morrison. Grave side services were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, at the Allen Cemetery at Gower, Missouri, under directions of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.
E.H. HOVER, 81, Services Held
Grave side services were held May 2 at Lawson Cemetery, near Yale, for former area resident Earl Henry HOVER, 81, who passed away on April 29, at Hesperia, California, after a long illness.
Born in Indiana on July 12, 1886, he came to Oklahoma with his parents and they made their home 10 miles east of Stillwater. He was married to Zerah FREEMAN on January 29, 1908, by the Rev. D.E. SEWELL, at Pawnee.
Three of their 5 children preceded him in death: Edith FROST, John and Ella.
Survivors include his wife and a son, George, of Hesperia, and a daughter, Ruth EDWARDS of Van Buren, Arkansas; plus 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Carl HOVER, of Yale.
Jeanne HAGLE To Wed Bill GIBSON in June Vows
Mr. and Mrs. Famus HAGLE, Blackburn, are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jeanne, to Mr. Bill GIBSON, son of Mrs. Myrtle GIBSON of Covington.
The bride-elect is a 1966 PHS graduate and will receive her associate degree from Northern Oklahoma College at Tonkawa this month. She has accepted a position with Continental Oil Co. in Ponca City.
Mr. Gibson is a graduate of Covington High School and and will also receive an associate degree from NOC this month.
Rev. Bill BOYD will officiate at the wedding, which will be held in the Blackburn Baptist Church at 8:00 p.m. June 21.
Dr. and Mrs. C.H. HADDOX are visiting in Antlers with their son, Dr. and Mrs. Austin HADDOX, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd MARX spent Mother's Day in Stillwater with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. John DEARINGER.
George BRIEN Honored On Birthday, Sunday
A surprise birthday dinner honoring George BRIEN was held in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. BRIEN, Sunday, May 12.
Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. George BRIEN and Patti; Mr. and Mrs. Jack BRIEN, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman BRIEN, James BRIEN, Lynn BRIEN and Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Jr. TATUM, Brenda and Rickey; Rose VENABLE, Bryan and Page; Mr. and Mrs. L.B. TUCKER, Susie, Janet, Sam and Mark; Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Jo BRIEN, Darrell and Mike; Vicki BRIEN and Machell, Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. Teck BRIEN, Mrs. Buleah CULBERTSON, Fairfax; Mr. and Mrs. Larry KIZZIER, Altus; Mr. and Mrs. Gary BRIEN, Tulsa; and Katheryn STOVER.
Council Tea Honors Miss Martha TARPEY
The County Council of the Pawnee County Extension Homemakers honored Miss Martha TARPEY, bride-elect of Roy WATERS, Jr., with a tea Saturday afternoon, May 11.
The tea table was covered with a lace cloth with pink underlay, with a centerpiece of yellow mums accented with pink ribbons. The guest book table displayed a silver tea service, a gift to the honoree from the County Council.
Those attending the event were: Mrs. Violet TARPEY, Mrs. B.H. KELLEY, Mrs. Olin ROGERS, Mrs. Albert CATES, Mrs. Fred MEYERDIRK, Mrs. Estille DAVIS, Mrs. Alvin BERG, Mrs. Tommy F. LENTZ, Mrs. Don F. HUDSON, Mrs. Howard MARLOW, Mrs. Rex WATERS, Mrs. Jack WATERS, Mrs. Roy WATERS, Sr., Mrs. T.W. TAYLOR, Mrs. Spence BROOKS, Mrs. Jack PINKERTON, Mrs. Charles PLATZ, Mrs. A.R. GARLINGTON, Mrs. W.L. WILSON, Mrs. Earl COLCLAZIER, Mrs. B.F. KELLEY, Mrs. Art MULLENAX, Mrs. Andrew ESHELMAN, Mrs. Wayne TAGUE, Mrs. Jimmie BROWN, Mrs. Louis BENES, Mrs. Charles STEVENS, Mrs. Wesley REEVES, Mrs. Roy BYNTER and Mrs. Faye MCMILLEN.
WADLOW Family Reunion Held In Collinsville
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WADLOW, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn BRIEN and Vicky and Frank HUDSON attended the WADLOW family reunion at the Collinsville Park, which was held Sunday, May 5, 1968...
Mary OSBORN Honored on 80th Birthday, Sunday
Mrs. Mary OSBORN, Beck Drive, celebrated Mother's Day and her 80th birthday, Sunday, May 12. Present for the happy occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Carl CROWDER, Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Mack WHEATLEY, and Mr. and Mrs. B.M. LAWSON, Amarillo, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. George HARRIS, Wapanucka; Mr. and Mrs. John LAWSON, Ralston, and Mrs. Maudie STRETCH of Pawnee.
Mrs. C.H. HADDOX Entertains Thursday Luncheon Club
Mrs. C.H. HADDOX entertained the Thursday luncheon club in her home May 9. Red roses, grown by Dr. HADDOX, were used as table centerpieces.
Following the luncheon, bridge was played with Mrs. Harvey SACKETT winning high and Mrs. Roy ELSEY, the bingo prize. Members present were Mrs. Merle MENTZER, Mrs. W.R. MARLIN, Mrs. E.R. PHILLIPS, Mrs. SACKETT, Mrs. E.F. LUSK, Mrs. ELSEY, Mrs. C.H. LEHEW and Mrs. Harold MARX.
Mrs. Lizzie PLUMLEE Honored on 96th Birthday, Sunday
Mrs. Lizzie PLUMLEE was honored by relatives and friends over the Mother's Day weekend in observing her 96th birthday. She received several cakes, gifts, flowers and cards.
Weekend guest and Sunday visitors in the home of Mrs. PLUMLEE, Elsie and Susie, were Mr. and Mrs. H.F. STOVER, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson PLUMLEE, Tulsa; Miss Jess PLUMLEE, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis PLUMLEE, Joe PLUMLEE and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. PLUMLEE, Jim, David and Steve, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. J.R. WELKER, Pawnee, and Mr. and Mrs. John PARTON, Ponca City.
Card of Thanks - Mrs. Harry WILLARD
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr. RIEMER and all the nurses who so kindly assisted in caring for me while I was a patient in the Pawnee Municipal Hospital. Also, many thanks to all my friends and relatives for their prayers, visits, cards and flowers. I am deeply grateful.
THANK YOU - Wilbur DAVIS and Family
We are truly thankful to Dr. RIEMER and staff and all who assisted in the care and comfort of our loved one. We also thank relatives, friends and neighbors, and the Pandora Club for the lovely food and beautiful floral offerings and other kindnesses shown us during our recent bereavement.
Thank You - Elsie PLUMLEE
Thanks to our many friends for their telephone calls, cards, cakes, gifts and flowers on my mother's 96th birthday.
Thank You - Mrs. Wayne CATES
I want to take this means of thanking each and everyone for all the cards, gifts, flowers and visits. Especially Dr. RATLIFF and all the hospital staff for the wonderful care which I received while a patient. It will all be very deeply remembered.
Mrs. Jack CROCKER Hosts Tally-hi Club
The Tally Hi bridge club met in the home of Mrs. Jack CROCKER Thursday evening, May 9 for dessert and bridge. Prize winners for the evening were Mrs. Jerry JAMES, Mrs. Bill ADAMS, Mrs. Floyd SCHANBACHER and Mrs. Bob VANDEVENTER. Also present were Mrs. Gary HENDERSON, Mrs. Joe PRICE. Mrs. ADAMS was a guest.
Hallett News - Virginia BEJCEK
Mrs. Clifford INMAN and Mrs. John BEJCEK visited last Thursday afternoon with Mr. J.C. MCGUINN at the Cleveland Area Hospital. At this report, she is very much improved, and we hope she will soon be home again. We miss her very much here.
Mr. Albert KELLEY was dismissed Saturday from the Cleveland Area Hospital. Mrs. Clifford INMAN, Mrs. John BEJCEK and Boyd LONG visited him last Thursday. Mrs. KELLEY was with him at the time.
Mrs. Ada MCMILLAN fell and injured her back last Thursday, and Mr. and Mrs. COX took her to the Cleveland Area Hospital Sunday night for x-rays and treatment. We hope she will begin improving soon.
History Recalled As School At Blackburn Closes Doors
Members of the first and second class to graduate from Blackburn High School (1929 and 1930) were in charge of the promotion ceremonies for the last class to attend Blackburn grade school, there on the evening of May 7. As of May 15, the Blackburn school was closed.
As members of the first and second High School class, Made SPERRY, Mattie SPEARS and Howard MARLOW took part in the program where Wilma Lee MALONE, Charles Cecil MOLES, Terry Lee SOUTHERN and Perry Linn SOUTHERN completed their 8th grade work and composed the last class to graduate there.
T.A. BROWN, Mr. BOST and George TYNER took part in the ceremonies, and a former student, later teacher, Mrs. Ollie KEETON, also spoke. Mrs. SPERRY told of the class of 1929, MARLOW spoke of past memories and Mrs. SPEARS gave a history of the Blackburn schools. The graduates also took part in the program.
Following is the text of Mrs. SPEARS' history of Blackburn schools: The closing of the Blackburn school on Tuesday, May 7, 1968, has a unique meaning for this community . . . . because it is for the last time. I am sure that tonight each of us have our own private memories about our connection with the Blackburn School. Many are mingled both with joy and pain . . . . and as the last class closed the door it opens another door for a great number of people to a vast reservoir of memories.
So tonight we take inventory of our sensations and recollections in a sort of nostalgic way. As we revive the memories of the closing of previous school terms, and as words float back and forth connecting different levels of time and experiences. . . .as we take up the narrative of the beginning of the first school in Blackburn, we find . . .
The very first beginning and early history of the community started with the opening of the Strip in 1893. Several people whose parents participated in the Strip opening still lie around Blackburn and in the surrounding area. Shortly after the opening of the Strip, a school house was build in Blackburn. In fact the complete period of time after the Blackburn settlement there were 2 school houses before the rock building came into existence. One was remembered as the "little Red Schoolhouse." The other was a white wooden structure and Mrs. Florence (Ollie) KEETON of this community attended this school. She has a school picture with about 60 pupils with 3 teachers posed in front of the building. Mrs. KEETON remembered that there were no hot lunches, no school buses in those days. Many children in the family ate together out of a syrup bucket at noon. She recalled that 2 little boys had to stay after school - got into trouble with the teacher and said that boys in those days were no different from boys today. Mrs. KEETON said that the man teacher's name was PITTSENBERG and that he lived at Kaw City until his death which was after the Keeton's retired from teaching. Another teacher was Mrs. SAUNDERS.
People still living in Blackburn who attended this school besides Mrs. KEETON was Clay HIGGINS, Joe FISHER, Chloe GOSNEY, the SCHEIHINGS and others that are not mentioned and those who were pupils that attended this school who are still represented by their descendants.
Everyone I had conversation with that attended the white school building mentioned a partition that could be lowered then raised out of sight, dividing the large room when necessary.
The rock school building, erected in 1904, has become a landmark, familiar and dear to the hearts of many people around Blackburn. It is true that is is only 4 square walls of stone with its long, narrow windows and is hopefully outmoded by more modern school buildings in most neighborhoods, but it st6ill stands as a monument to efforts that were made early in the history of the community . . .efforts which in a very great measure have supplied to some degree the educational needs of the people of this territory.
How many feet have worn down the steps of the stairs as they rushed in and out at recess and trooped more slowly to the more serious business of reading, writing and arithmetic? How many times the old bell has clanged forth the call that summoned the youngsters for a new day of play and work? How many generations of sparrows have nested or attempted to nest in the windows, much to the disgust of the successive janitors?
Even the woodpeckers have tried their beaks on the shingled part of the upper halls. Yes, there are many reasons why the old building has served its time and purposes and probably should be replaced by a more modern structure - but we still maintain that it has served its purpose and served it well.
Mr. and Mrs. KEETON were both teachers in this rock building and still live in this community, having retired after many years of teaching.
I have found records (school yearbooks) where in 1920 the school board where in 1920 the school board or officers were O.N. MOORE, Reuben UPSHAW and R.A. GILLILAND. The school faculty were: Ralph E. PARSONS. (The Gold Book - yearbook - mentions that he comes from Edmond, presides over the destiny of the Blackburn school, a gentleman of wide experience, strong in scholarship, lofty in aim, of untiring energy and attractive personality.)
Miss Glessa JOHNSON (now Mrs. Carl MCGEE) of Pawnee was intermediate teacher and was described as belonging to the class of individuals known as progressives, industrious and was one of shining virtue, never idle, looks after her work with a fidelity that never fails, was very faithful to help the girls in the basketball activities. She was a teacher that was greater than her hire.
When a vacancy occurred in the primary room at Christmas time, Miss Opal LEMERT resigning, Mr. Parsons found Miss Wanda NEWELL, of Skedee, to replace her. The choice was a good one and Miss NEWELL won an enviable place in the hearts of pupils and patrons alike.
Miss Mae HUSSY was County Superintendent in 1920. Members of the Gold Staff that edited the Gold Book that year were: R.E. PARSONS, editor in chief; Alton FUGATE, assistant editor; Glessa JOHNSON, business manager; Eunice L. O'KIEF, assistant business manager; Wanda NEWELL , society and art; Daisy LOPER, humor; and Raymond TROWER, athletics.
The Blackburn High School was opened for its first term of school in September of 1926. It was a shiny new brick building in which the whole community did take great pride. I do remember that 2 of the teachers were Adolph BURKET from Billings and Clarence BEVINS of Blackburn. They were with us for several years and we have many memories of a profitable, pleasant association with them.
During the early years of our high school's existence, and for several years thereafter, the basketball teams, both boys and girls, did quite well for themselves. They set an enviable record, winning the Cushing District tournament, went to the Oklahoma City tournament, etc. Mrs. Edna FRANKLIN and Mr. C.O. BURGE were coaches.
I can still remember the crowded auditorium, the hysterical yells and wild cheering as Madge CARTER (now Mrs. Bill SPERRY) and Bonnie CALLISON (now Mrs. Clifford BEVINS) who were real wizards at shooting the basketball through those baskets and also they were ably assisted by other members of the team. Mr. BURGE was an untiring and capable coach. He is retired from teaching and still lives in Blackburn. I am sure that victories were won by a display of good sportsmanship - encouraged by Mr. BURGE, they had few defeats and the memory of those games are still a source of great delight.
We have had able 4-H leaders in the community and because of their coaching, Wilma and Mattie SCHEIHING won trips and scholarships. Karen and Delphene WEAVER were also outstanding in this work.
The first class to graduate from Blackburn High School was in 1929. The baccalaureate service was held on May 12 of that year in the Blackburn School. The members were: Madge CARTER, Melva CARTER, Erma STONE, Jessie ROBINSON, Juanita GOFF. This was a class of all girls. M.J. NICHOLS and his wife were teaching in the school at this time and he was also the superintendent.
The first Junior-Senior banquet was held on May 10, 1929. Quoting from the Blackburn School news in the Pawnee newspaper (I have kept a copy in my scrapbook for 38 years). "The first Junior and Senior banquet ever to be held at Blackburn school was celebrated by the 8 graduating seniors, the 12 juniors, 6 teachers and their husbands or wives, and the members of the board and their wives. The auditorium was elaborately decorated and an enjoyable time was reported by all."
The 12 Juniors of that year were: Howard MARLOW, Maxine DAVIS, Floyd LAKE, Bonnie CALLISON, Clayton SCHROEDER, George LOPER, Viola LOWE, Mattie FRYER, Glendora HAMRICK, Pauline O'KIEF, Robert MOORE and Maydee MURPHY. Many banquets have succeeded that one but I doubt if any juniors and seniors were as thrilled and excited and enjoyed it as much as we did.
The practice of each departing class hanging a class picture in the hall started with the first class of 1929 and has persisted all the years. It has really become a hall of memories and many visitors returning to Blackburn after many years absence have been delighted to walk down the hall and renew old memories by gazing at their classmates' likenesses in class pictures. Many times, saddened because one had been claimed by death. Several have passed on, including 2 of the first class. Some of the boys who graduated here have paid the supreme sacrifice by dying on foreign battlefields.
The school carnivals have become a tradition for Blackburn. They were always held as near the last day of October as possible and the Halloween decorations were always evident. The lucky lass who became carnival queen was crowned with great ceremony and felt honored, indeed. Merchants in nearby towns were "raided" for bingo prizes - the carnival was always a gala event. There was the smell of frying hamburgers, the aroma of the great coffee pots, the stacks of pies and cakes, the cake walks, thump of the balls on the doll racks, the noise of the crowd, and the happy milling youngsters make the memory one of a joyous experience.
So, tonight as we remember, much we have learned in the Blackburn school . . .the past school closings, the past enrollments . . .to the many different teachers who have served with dedicated selfless service . . .we remember F.L. DAVIS, the PATTONs, the WELKERs, Mr. HOWARD, Mrs. KUNE, Thelma HOSEY, Clifford BEVINS, the BURTONs, Mrs. JAMES, Mr. BOST, Mr. TYNER - to mention a few - the list is long.
We can say with sincerity, with deep reverence and heartfelt gratitude for all who had a part in sacrificing and maintaining this school. . .we thank them for a wealth of eternal memory of the Blackburn School.
We also feel that as the children go from this school as the last class, they will accept the challenge as did the first class - to solve problems that have been left unsolved and that they can look forward to an interesting and exciting lifetime, that in spite of tension and frustrations, we live in a period of hope and that they will also find a way to build a More Excellent World.
June 20, 1968
Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, 1968 for Mrs. Elizabeth J. Cameron, 82, who passed away here Wednesday, June 12.
Born February 6, 1886 near Solomon, Kansas, she came to Pawnee county as a child with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George NEIL, and they lived north of Skedee. On December 2, 1928, she married Samuel B. Cameron.
They operated the grocery store in Skedee for several years. He passed away in 1952, and she moved to Pawnee in May of 1953 and has lived here since.
Survivors include a brother, John W. NEIL, of Ponca City, 2 sister-in-laws and 3 nephews. Watson Boyle, Pawnee businessman, is a cousin.
The Rev. L.L. McGuire, Assembly of God pastor, officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Mother of Mrs. NARRY Dies
Funeral services were held recently for Mrs. Selma GLOVER, 83, of Los Bonos, California, mother of Mrs. Irene NARRY of Pawnee, who died June 5, 1968.
Born November 15, 1884 in Minnesota, she married Frank GLOVER in 1910 and he passed away in 1942. She had lived most of her life in Clovis, New Mexico and Dutch Mills, Arkansas.
Survivors include 5 other daughters and 4 sons, mostly of California, and 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church and services were held in the First Baptist Church in Elmonte, California. Interment was in the cemetery there.
John E. Scott, 73, Ralston, Services Held at Binger
John Emsley SCOTT, 73, Ralston passed away Thursday, June 13, 1968 and services were held Sunday afternoon at the Binger, Oklahoma Baptist Church.
Born January 22, 1895 near McAlester, he moved with his parents to Okfuskee county in 1899 to near Castle, Oklahoma, where he attended school and grew to manhood.
He married Nellie MARTIN at Castle on October 18, 1914 and they moved to Caddo County in 1921 and lived in and around Binger until 1944, when they moved to Ralston where they lived at the time of his passing. He was a farmer and worked as a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie, of the home in Ralston and a son and three daughters: Glen Scott of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Earl Young of Binger; Mrs. James Brien of Pawnee and Mrs. Cecil Hemken of Ralston. One son preceded him in death.
Also surving are 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and his stepmother, Mrs. Francis Scott, Binger, plus 2 brothers and 4 sisters: Elmer Scott of Binger; Kenneth Scott of Lawton; Myrtle Wilson, Binger; Lena Watson of Gravette, Arkansas; Goldie Turney of Mountain View and Bonnie Cash of Danville, California.
He had been a Jehovah's Witness for many years. His service was conducted by the Rev. David Pinnard, Oklahoma City, at the Binger Baptist Church. Burial was in the Binger cemetery.
Card of Thanks - NEWPORT
I wish to take this means to say thanks to Dr. Riemer, the entire staff at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital, and friends who made my stay in the hospital more pleasant. Sandie NEWPORT
Card of Thanks - OSBORN
We are sincerely grateful to friends and neighbors for their kind acts of sympathy during our sad bereavement. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed. The Family of Beatrice Catherine Osborn.
Card of Thanks - BROWN
I want to express my thanks and appreciation to Dr. Staff and the staff at the Municipal Hospital for the care I received while a patient there. I also want to thank each of my friends for the interest and thoughfulness they have shown and for the nice gifts. A special thank you to my mother for her help and thoughfulness. Mrs. Jimmie BROWN
Card of Thanks - GONZALES
Words cannot adequately express our heartfelt thanks to the many people who were so kind to us during our recent loss of our loved one. For the encouraging workds, and for the meals prepared for us. It is comforting to know that one is not alone at a time as this. To the Pawnee Indian War Mothers, Star Club, Service Club, Native American Church, Pawnee Indian Veterans, Pawnee Business Council, Indian Baptist Church women and all the other kind people. May God bless each and everyone of you. Mrs. Howard GONZALES and children
WATERS - Essay Winner Returns From Washington Tour
James WATERS returned home Monday after a "walk through history" visit to Washington, D.C., with 55 other tired and happy Oklahoma teeners who won in the 5th annual Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour essay and speech contest.
James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Waters, represented the Indian Electric cooperative of Cleveland.
He said..."It was very interesting to see how our government works. After we met the congressional delegation of Oklahoma, we toured the White House and the U.S. Capitol building. We visited the famed Iowa
Court Clerk Isabelle Wilkinson issued 4 marriage licenses during the past week.
David Ed BEAVER, 16, Pawnee; and Sharon Richards, 18, Pawnee; were issued a license on June 12.
Steven TUCKER, 17, Pawnee; and Rebecca STOKESBURY, 18, Pawnee; were issued a marriage license on June 12 and married on June 15 by Rev. William M. Boyd of the Blackburn Baptist Church.
Mauel L. AGUILAR, 20, Pawnee; and Janel HARSHBARGER, 19, Pawnee; were issued a license on June 14.
Shelby Keith LAVENER, 19, Oilton; and Donna May HALSTEAD, 19, Oilton; were issued a marriage license on June 13
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