MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 8, 2014

Deaths 01.09.14


— LOCAL

BREWSTER, Doenye Elaine, 80, dress shop owner, died Sunday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

EDGMON, Patsy Denise, 59, died Tuesday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

MADISON, John Christopher “Chris,” 42, musician, died Jan. 3. Rosary service 7 p.m. today, Foster’s Ivory Chapel. Services 9:30 a.m. Friday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

McGEE, Luisa Esperanza, 58, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

PATTERSON, Marjorie Taylor, 95, homemaker, died Dec. 28. Services 11 a.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

STEVENSON, Morris E., 93, retired from Griffin Grocery, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

WALKER, Ruby M., 93, house cleaner, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

WILLERTON, Cletus R., 72, farmer, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Haskell Cemetery, Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell.



AREA

CHECOTAH — ELLIS, Juanita Marie, 89, retired, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Checotah Funeral Service Chapel, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — FIELD, Minnie Ruth, 90, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — MOSS, Mirl, 97, farmer, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

EUFAULA – RICE, Sophia, 52, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Coweta Baptist Church, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — TURNER, Robert Ellis, 79, auto technician, died Dec. 26. Services 2 p.m. today, Citizens Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

GORE — TOUSSAINT, Preston Edward Jr., 57, truck driver, died Monday. Services pending, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

OKAY — LILES, Odie Lee, 85, retired from Veterans Administration Food Service, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today, United Pentecostal Church, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

OKTAHA — FRITZ, Ervin Coleman, 79, Pentecostal minister, died Monday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Friday, East Shawnee Church of God, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

PORTER — SMITH, Melanie Jane, 51, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — FERGUSON, Fred Don, 68, Shady Grove School superintendent, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today, Hart Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — LINVICK, Dennis, 59, died Tuesday. Services pending, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — JONES, “Sue,” 66, retired Sequoyah State Park employee, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Jan. 18, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — OLIVER, Trace A., 16, student, died Monday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAINWRIGHT — O’BANION, Patrick M., 17, student, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Wainwright Assembly of God, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.



LOCAL TIES

BOKOSHE — PINKSTON, Bernice Elizabeth, 73, nutritionist, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Mallory-Martin Chapel, Spiro, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (formerly of Muldrow) — MORGAN, Marjorie Ruth, 90, secretary, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (formerly of Muskogee) — MATHENY, Bobby, 66, Interior Window Coverings owner, died Dec. 23. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

MARBLE CITY — FARRIS, Naomi Ruth, 72, retired from Stilwell Foods, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

OKMULGEE — CRUTCHMER, Clara, 90, retail store clerk, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — HAYDEN, Paul Len, 59, laborer, died Jan. 3. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Biglow’s Chapel of Peace, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

OKMULGEE — HILLMAN, John Stephen, 67, human resources director, died Monday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Okmulgee Cemetery, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

REDBIRD — McHENRY, James “Delbert,” 64, cook, died Sunday. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Central Missionary Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

SPIRO — PARTAIN, Hazel Marie, 92, farmer, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Mallory-Martin Chapel, Spiro, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

TULSA — WAHLEN, Ken Marshall, 54, aeronautic engineer, died Wednesday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.



SERVICES TODAY

ELLIS, Juanita Marie, 1 p.m., Checotah Funeral Service Chapel. (Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service)

FARRIS, Naomi Ruth, 2 p.m., Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

HOWARD, Paul Wallace, 10 a.m., Muldrow First Assembly of God. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow)

HUNGERFORD, D.D., 10 a.m., Porum First Baptist Church. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

LILES, Odie Lee, 2 p.m., United Pentecostal Church, Wagoner. (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)

URBAN, Teri Lynn, 2 p.m., Dwight Mission Cemetery, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

WALKER, Ruby M., 11 a.m., Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Muskogee. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee)

WESTBROOKS, Mary Jo (Steele) Barker, 2 p.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)