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Cynthia Ann Smith Harnsberger

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Cynthia Ann Smith Harnsberger, 61, passed away, Thursday, July 4, 2019 at home.  Funeral services were held, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown, followed by cremation. She was born, December 15, 1957 in Fort Worth.  Cynthia was the most kind hearted and loving person you could ever know.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and most of all, her grandchildren.  Cynthia is preceded in death by her son, Kody Harnsberger and a sister, Trina Smith Gray.  She is survived by her husband, Terry Harnsberger; parents, Raymond and Wilma Smith; children, Jacob Mowrey, Lakrisha (Jose) Deluna, Trevor (Brittany) Killingsworth, Stephanie Young, Terry (Carrie) Wilson, Shynesta (Chris) Reed, Bryan (Jayme) Harnsberger and Myranda (Spencer) Shores; sisters, Melinda (Rodney) Black and Ramona Kay (Kenny) Wilson; grandchildren, Haylea, Lupita, Zayda, Xane, Anthony, Parker, Mikayla, Hailey, Nevaeh, Blake, Jozlin, Jaxon, Abel, Aubrey, Madalynn, Myla and Marlee; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Sharon Kay (Grimes) Allen

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Funeral service for Sharon Kay (Grimes) Allen, age 70, of Nocona, formerly of Ryan, was held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Ryan Church of Christ in Ryan, Oklahoma. Burial followed at Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Oklahoma. Visitation was held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. 

Sharon passed from this life Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Lindsay, TX after her 4th battle with cancer surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born on July 5, 1949 to John B. and Virginia (Puryer) Grimes in Saint Jo, TX. She was married to the love of her life, Donald Gene ‘Don’ Allen, before he passed on April 1, 1998.

Sharon graduated from Cooke County College as an LVN in 1978. She worked at a few local nursing facilities but spent most of her nursing career at Ryan Nursing Home where she developed lifelong friendships and devoted herself to all of her patients and coworkers.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and spent time enjoying music, drawing, and writing poetry for family members.

Sharon is survived by daughters: Michelle Gray and Fiancé Billy Gilmore of Muenster, Shawna and husband Gary Dankesreiter of Lindsay; son: Tony and wife Billie Grewing of Muenster; brother: Curtis Grimes of Grand Saline; sister: Marietta Poage of Ryan, Oklahoma; brother: Tommy and wife Patsy Martindale of Duncan; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Sharon is preceded in death by husband: Don Allen; parents: John and Virginia Grimes; sisters: Betty Green and Virginia Lou Grimes; and brother-in-law: Jerry Poage.

Lois Faye Phillips

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Lois Faye Phillips, 84, long-time resident of Ryan died Monday, September 10, 2018 at Westbrook Healthcare Nursing Home  in Waurika.  Lois was born April 8, 1934, in Grady, Oklahoma to Lewis and Audrey (Mitchell) Woods.  

She married William Paul ‘Bill’ Phillips September 10, 1949, in Montague, Texas and they spent most of their married life in Ryan.  He preceded her in death in 1977. She worked at the Peach Orchard in Terral and as a cook at Jefferson County Hospital for many years. 

Lois loved to cook and she probably fed every person in Ryan at one time or another.  She always made sure there was a table full of food and a houseful of family and friends to share it with.  When she moved to the nursing home she carried that tradition by offering her snacks to all who entered her room.   In addition to her grandkids, through the years Lois took many Ryan kids under her wing and became ‘Granny Lois’ to them. She was a caring, generous lady and also one who didn’t mind sharing her thoughts and opinions. Lois had a big heart and loved her kids and grandkids immensely.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe and Linda of Waurika, Rick and Robin of Ryan; sisters Joyce Bratcher and the late L. G. of Rush Springs, Sue Reed and David of Henrietta, Texas and Larry Ward and Becky of Duncan. 

Her grandchildren are Jason Phillips and wife Amanda of Ryan, Mitchell Phillips and wife Elizabeth of Meridian, Rebel Burkhalter and husband Josh of Cache, Cheryl Carter and husband John of Ryan; great-grandchildren Kristan and Gunner Phillips, Hope and Juhriee Berryhill, Destiny and Dylan Harris, William Paul Phillips, Grant, Holland and Libby Carter, and Luke, Axle and Bo Burkhalter; and great-great-grandchildren, Jaylee and Jace Berryhill.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Toby Joe Phillips, and two brothers, Dale Ward and Jim Woods.

A graveside service will be held at the Ryan Cemetery Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.  

James Otis Peck

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James Otis Peck, 87, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018 at his home.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Duncan Cemetery located at 1910 Cypress Avenue in Duncan, Oklahoma at 2:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  He will be buried with full military honors.  The celebration will continue at El Palacio Restaurant located at 1209 West Bois D’Arc in Duncan at 3:00 p.m.

James Otis was born November 21, 1930 in Hastings, Oklahoma to Benjamin Grant & Clara Ann (Kunkel)  Peck.  He was raised in Waurika, Oklahoma.  Shortly after turning 17 he joined the United States Navy in February of 1948.  He was honorably discharged in February of 1952.  While serving in the Navy he was presented with the China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Medal.  He served on the USS Norris during his service and enjoyed talking about the large 80 pound shells that they loaded continuously for many hours at a time.  

In February of 1952 James Otis was employed with Halliburton Company in Duncan, Oklahoma as a Machinist.  James Otis had a tremendously strong work ethic which he passed down to his family.  He was most proud of the proficiency of his work and received many accolades for his accuracy and speed with which he completed each and every task.  While at Halliburton he became part of the Production Control Department as a Methods Analyst.  He was extremely skilled at being the liaison between the Engineering Department and the Machinists in the Manufacturing Division.  James Otis received a certificate for completion of “Modern Techniques of Supervision” from the Institute of Management at Southern Methodist University in 1966.  During the 1970’s union strike James Otis and many others left their desk jobs and went back down to the floor and worked as Machinists for 12 and 16 hour shifts at a time to keep the Oil Field supplied with the parts that they needed for exploration and execution of oil drilling.  He retired from Halliburton in February of 1994.  

In July of 1953 he married the love of his life Janice Jean Andrews.  They had three children; Jeanetta Ann, James Robert and Karen Louise.  They remained married for 64 years until her death in December of 2017.  He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  James Otis loved nothing more than having the contentment of his family together around him and then falling asleep in his chair.

James Otis loved bass fishing with his buddies for many years.  He also loved hunting with his older brothers around Waurika and Hastings.  He was a long standing member of the Stephens County Fish and Game Commission.

 James Otis is survived by: sister, Jonnie Maurine (Peck) Parker of Lawton, Oklahoma; brother, B. G. Peck II of Duncan, Oklahoma; daughter, Jeanetta Ann (Peck) Betzen and her husband Tom of Ardmore, Oklahoma; son, James Robert Peck of Duncan, Oklahoma; daughter, Karen Louise Peck of the home.  He is also survived by grandchildren: Brandy Renee’ (Smith) Bell and her husband Justin of the home; Rebecca Leanne (Betzen) Haynes and her husband Chris of Ardmore, Oklahoma; Daniel James Peck of Duncan, Oklahoma; Elizabeth Nicole Betzen of Dallas, Texas; great grand-children, Seth-Ray Pallaton Smith of the home; Anna-Laura Halona Bell of the home; and many nieces and nephews in addition to numerous other family members.

James Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Grant and Clara Ann (Kunkel) Peck; his wife, Janice Jean (Andrews) Peck; brothers:  Jack Davis Peck, Donald Leroy Peck, Virgie Marie (Peck) Pollan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuaries & Crematoriums.  Online condolences may be sent to www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.

Dixie Fern Hammons Montgomery

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Fern Montgomery, age 79, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, in Norman, Oklahoma surrounded by her family after a strongly fought battle with cancer. She was born December 21, 1938, in Center Point, Oklahoma to Paul B. and Ruth Hammons and was the middle of three children. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her brother, Paul Hammons and wife Barbara from Oklahoma City, sister Kay Brezina and husband Charles from Waurika, children Hal Stout and wife Sherrie, John Stout and wife Yavonna and their children Brooke and Connor, and Susan Howard and her children Brittyn and Barrett, all of Norman. 

Fern was a long time resident of Waurika, Oklahoma and graduated in 1956 from Waurika High School.  She enjoyed 18 years of employment with the district attorney’s office where she was honored for her dedication, work ethic, and integrity.  She will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and faithful friend.   

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 1:00 pm at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman located at 419 South University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McFarlin to initiate a young adult program for individuals with autism. “We are who we are because of our mother, who gave us everything she could. Let our memories of our mother live on forever.”

Lou “Penny” Sheffield

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Lou “Penny” Sheffield, age 71 of Chester, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 27th at 11:00 AM in the Morningside Cemetery.  Reverend David Clark will officiate.

Mrs. Sheffield was born on February 8, 1947 in Marlow, Oklahoma.  She was daughter of the late Paul William Pennypacker and Pearl Shipley Pennypacker.  She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include:  husband-Joe Sheffield of Chester, son-Joseph Bryant (Lisa) Sheffield of Yelm, Washington, daughter-Rhonda (Rob) Stull of Hawkinsville, brothers-Randell and Jimmy Pennypacker both of Duncan, Oklahoma and 3-grandchildren-Joseph Ryan Sheffield, Jacob Bradford Sheffield and Zack Stull.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Ida Sheffield, 113 Moccasin Slide, Pitts, Ga.

Frazier and Son Funeral Home in Rochelle is in charge of arrangements.

Please sign our online registry at www.fraziersonfuneralhome.com

Faye Etheridge

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Faye Etheridge, at the age of 75, went to be with her Lord on October 17, 2018. Faye was born June 2, 1943, in Terral, Oklahoma, to Ranzie Williams and Gertie Pink (Maness) Williams. She married Robert Wayne Etheridge on October 2, 1965, and together they had four children. Faye worked 24 years at Doug’s Peach Orchard in Terral, where she enjoyed many long-time friends and truly never met a stranger. She enjoyed spending time with her twin sister Maye Ward, shopping and doing a word find puzzles.

Faye was a long-time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ryan, and most recently of the Faith Fellowship of Waurika. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Buster Williams, Steven Williams, Lloyd Williams and Jewell Williams and her sisters Billie Williams and Janice Owen.

She is survived by her twin sister Maye Ward of Waurika, her children Larry (Vicki) Etheridge, Stacy (Don) Dalton, Kenneth Etheridge and Kimberly (Curtis) Plant, all of Waurika, seven grandchildren, Kyle (Keri) Etheridge, Brett Etheridge, Travis Etheridge, Zach Dalton, Brandon Dalton, Lauren (Jason) Hobbs and Tyler Plant, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the First Assembly of God Church in Ryan, with Curtis Plant and Lynn Plant officiating. Interment will follow the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Viewing was Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, noon to 8 p.m. at Dudley Funeral Home, Waurika, with family receiving guests from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials: First Assembly of God Church in Ryan and Chisolm Trail Hospice.

Geraldine “Jeri” Rebecca Anderson

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Geraldine “Jeri” Rebecca Anderson passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Lewiston, Idaho. She was born June 13, 1926, in Ringling, Oklahoma, to Danial and Lessie (Driskell) Cathey.

Jeri was raised in Ryan, Oklahoma, and moved to Brawley, California, where she married James Earl Anderson April 25, 1943. They lived in Porterville, California, where they raised two children – Patricia Jean and Jimmy Ray. They returned to Ryan after they retired. James passed away July 8, 2007.

In 2010, Jeri moved to Clarkston, Idaho to be close to family. She was affiliated with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lewiston.

Jeri is survived by: her brother, James (Goldie) Cathey of Duncan, OK; sister Jenny (Bob) Durham of Ryan, OK; daughter Patricia Jean Adelsbach of Clarkston, WA; son Jimmy Ray and Lesli Anderson of Lewiston, ID; grandson Greg and Stephanie Adelsbach of Clarkston, WA; two granddaughters – Kristi and Chris Herzberger of Bonney Lake, WA, and Alexandria and Derek Peters of Lapwai, ID; four great-granddaughters – Kayla Ann Kasper of Seattle, WA, Josilin Lanae Peters of Lapwai, ID, Danae and Luke Olson of Clarkston, WA, and Danielle and Joe Robinson of Clarkston, WA; three great-grandsons – Kurtis James Kasper of North Bend, WA, Bailey Boyd Peters of Lapwai, ID, and Doug Adelsbach of Seattle, WA; great-great-grandsons Ty and Lincoln Robinson of Clarkston, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Anderson; brothers Charles (Chick) Cathey and Douglas Cathey; and son-in-law Pete Adelsbach. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma. Memorials may be sent to Kindred Hospice, 1610 N.E. Eastgate Blvd., Suite 610, Pullman, WA 99163; (509) 332-2236.

Sandra Lee (Whitmore) Cerney

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Sandra Lee (Whitmore) Cerney, 74, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life Saturday, May 25, 2018. She was born March 27, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to Carl and Bertha (Elliott) Whitmore. Sandra worked in long-term care facilities for over thirty years. She was a collector of knick knacks, roosters were her favorites.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles Porter.

Survivors include: her son Charles “Chuck” Porter and his wife Billie; sister Florence Giles; grandchildren Charlie and Amanda; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Waurika Cemetery with Mike Bates officiating.

Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Conner

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Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Conner

June 28, 1967 – February 14, 2018

Age: 50

Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Connor, 50, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior February 14, 2018. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 28, 1967, to John and Michelle (Zales) Walling.

Shawn graduated from Tuttle High School in 1985 and attended OCCA College in Oklahoma City. She was a systems analyst for the Federal Judicial System in Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed water skiing (anything that had to do with water), decorating and landscaping and motorcycle riding.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Melba Zales, grandparents John Walling, Sr. and Maudell Walling, and great-grandparents John and Stella McAfee.

Survivors include: her parents John and Michelle Walling of Oklahoma City, OK; her brother John Walling and his wife Candice of Waurika, OK and children Gracie and Mayzie Walling and Alexandra Walling; her sisters Pat and her husband Gary Robinson of Hastings, OK, and Jill and her husband Dale Bates of Waurika, OK, and children Megan, Sean and Amber Hall; her grandfather William E. Zales Sr. and his wife Yvonne of Oklahoma City, OK, and son Rick Randall and family of California; her uncle William E. Zales, Jr. and his wife Edwina of Birmingham, AL; and aunt Denise Zales of Seattle, WA; her cousins Melissa Prince and her daughter Lexi Brewer, Kristi Alexander and her son Cade Williamson, and Matthew Bomhoff; and other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Southwest Baptist Church, 1300 SW 54th St, Oklahoma City, OK, with Pastor Sam Binswanger officiating. After the memorial service the family will travel to Waurika for a graveside service at the Waurika Cemetery with Curtis Plant officiating. Services will be under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika.