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VIRGIL E. AHREND -----       December 30, 2002
MARY PATRICIA TRUMBLY -----       December 17, 2002
ROGER CORNELL PUCKETT -----       November 28, 2002
JAMES CLAYTON COLEMAN -----       December 9, 2002
MYRTLE PAULINE HARROLD -----       December 8, 2002
MELVIS RAY HORTON -----       December 4, 2002
HAROLD E. "SAM" CARLILE -----       December 2, 2002
JOANN CECILIA CORLE HUNT -----       November 27, 2002
JEWELL MAE CARNES -----       November 27, 2002
JERRY LEE OWENS -----       November 22, 2002
WILLIAM ALBERT WELLS -----       November 22, 2002
GERTIE HELEN CHAMBERS -----       November 16, 2002
MRS. LILY MAY (CRAIG) BOHNSACK -----       November 13, 2002
EDNA LEE HILL -----       November 7, 2002
EDWARD H. TRAMMEL Jr. -----       November 6, 2002
BEATRICE TALLCHIEF BOREN -----       October 28, 2002
KAPITOLLA "KAPPY" FULLER -----       October 25, 2002
DORIS K. LEE -----       October 20, 2002
DONALD "DONNIE" SPONSLER -----       October 20, 2002
PHYLLIS ANN KEEFOVER -----       October 18, 2002
RACHEAL LOUISE FREEMAN -----       October 6, 2002
RUBY MARIE (DeWITT) HORTON -----       October 4, 2002
CYNTHIA ANN (HAWES) COLLINS -----       October 3, 2002

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MORE OBITS   ----   July 3, 2000 to December 20, 2000

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OBITUARY ARCHIVES   -----   Pre 1999



OCNS - January 5, 2002 - Former resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma and school administrator, Virgil E. Ahrend, 87, passed away Monday, December 30, 2002 in the Northeast Medical Center at Humble, Texas.

Mr. Ahrend was born September 20, 1915 in Francis, Oklahoma, the son of James W. and Mary E. (McCall) Ahrend.   He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II.   June 6, 1953, he married Leota Hooker in Kaw City, Missouri and they moved to Pawhuska in 1959, where Mr. Ahrend served as Principal for the Pawhuska Elementary Schools until his retirement in the late 1970s.   April 13, 1988, Leota preceded him in death and September 17, 1990, he married Donnie Marie (Griffin) Overley in Pawhuska where they continued to live until moving to Texas a few years ago.

Survivors are:   His wife, Donnie Marie Ahrend of Humble, Texas; two sons, Mike Ahrend and wife, Faye, of Ada, Oklahoma and Jim Ahrend and wife, Paula, of Tulsa; a brother, Howard Ahrend; his bonus family, Don Overley and wife, Charlotte, of Humble, Texas; grandchildren, Stacey Overley Raintree, Tracey Overley Broom and husband, Gary, Darrell Vaughn and wife, Lou Ann, and Bill Jones, and wife, Linda; great grandchildren, Allison and Jennifer Vaughn, K.J. and Tyler Stanley and Justin and Kyle Jones; and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Ahrend was preceded in death by a son, Tom Ahrend and a daughter, Barbara Jones.

Funeral services were held January 2, 2003 in the Rose Wood Funeral Home of Humble, Texas with Reverend Bruce Frank of the First Baptist Church of Humble officiating.

Graveside services were held Friday, January 3, 2003 in the Pawhuska City Cemetery with Reverend Raymond Redcorn officiating.   Johnson Funeral Home


OCNS - December 20, 2002 - Mary Patricia Trumbly, 62, a lifelong resident of Hominy, Oklahoma was born October 29, 1940 in Tulsa, the daughter of Pat and Mae Penn Trumbly and the granddaughter of Albert and Dora Penn and George and Blanche Trumbly. She passed away December 17, 2002.

Mary Pat was a 1961 graduate of Hominy Public Schools and started out as a licensed cosmetologist.   She opened and operated her own business and was a CLEET (Council of Law Enforcement Training and Education) certified security guard and certified Emergency Medical Technician.   She had attended Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma and was a member of the Native American Church.   She attended Friends Church and was later confirmed into the Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Joseph's Parish.   Mary Pat's great loves were her children, grandchildren and visiting with friends.   In addition to rearing her children, she led a full and active life.

Mary Pat is survived by one son, Cory Harlan and wife, Kay, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; four daughters, Natalie Holt and husband, Kenneth, and Belinda Lasley of Hominy, and Marsha Harlan of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Taylor of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Oney Kay Timmis of Udall, Kansas.

Mary Pat was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, George Otis Trumbly, Bob Leon Trumbly, Charles Francis Trumbly and Patrick Monroe Trumbly Jr.

Native American Services for Mary Pat Trumbly were held at 8:30 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2002 at her home with Harry Roy RedEagle officiating.   Catholic Mass followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Bruce Brosnahan officiating.   Casket Bearers were Brent Maker, George Trumbly, Jon Trumbly, Jim Timmis, Jim Hopper and Jess Hopper.   Mary was laid to rest at A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy under the direction of Powell Funeral Home.


OCNS - December 18, 2002 - Roger Cornell Puckett, 49, was born August 30, 1953 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Theopolus and Elaine (Johnson) Puckett, Sr. and departed this life November 28, 2002.

Roger completed high school at Pawhuska High School and attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.   He enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1975-1976.   He united with the Lord in 1996.   He was preceded in death by his father, Theopolus Puckett, Sr., a sister, Janice Cunningham, his maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Gordon and an uncle, Lawrence Sizemore.

He leaves to morn his passing:   His mother, Elaine Johnson Puckett of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Theopolus Puckett, Jr., of Oklahoma City, Lawrence Puckett of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Johnny Ray Shaw of Detroit, Michigan; one sister, Jeanette Elaine Smith of Gary, Indiana and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2002 in the Pawhuska City Cemetery with Reverend J.O. Lang officiating.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska was in charge of arrangements.


Graveside services for Pawhuska, Oklahoma rancher and oil field worker, James Clayton Coleman, 90, will be held at 10:00 a.m., December 12, 2002 in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman passed away Monday, December 9, 2002, in the Barnsdall Nursing Home where he had been a resident since November 26.   Prior to his move to Barnsdall, Mr. Coleman had resided for several months, in Fairfax, Oklahoma with his son, Jack Coleman.

James Clayton Coleman was born March 16, 1912 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the son of Oscar Clayton and Emily Susan (Smith) Coleman and graduated from Pawhuska High School with the Class of 1932.   James and Viola May Tweedy of Bartlesville, Oklahoma were married June 15, 1931 in Pawhuska.

Survivors are:   his wife, Viola May Coleman of the Barnsdall Nursing Home; his son, Jack Clinton Coleman of Fairfax; his daughter, Mary Cook, of Fairfax; eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Coleman and Floyd Coleman; three sons, James Clayton Coleman, Jr., Ronald Carl Coleman and Raymond S. Coleman and one granddaughter, Dawn Marie Morris.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska is in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - December 10, 2002 - Myrtle Pauline Harrold, 83, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2002 in the Pawhuska (Oklahoma) Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Myrtle was born August 28, 1919 in Amarita, Oklahoma, the daughter of E.B. and Anna Miranda (Flowers) Folk.   August 5, 1951, in Huntsville, Arkansas, she married Bert William Harrold who preceded her in death May 16, 1993.   She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include:   a sister-in-law, Julia Provance and husband, J.L. of Pawhuska, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Mrs. Harrold's nephew, John Hooper officiating.   Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska is in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - December 10, 2002 - Melvis Ray Horton, better known as "Mel" to his friends and family went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 4, 2002 at the age of seventy years, one month and twenty-six days.

Services were held Saturday, December 7, in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church in Prue, Oklahoma, with Reverend Garry McDevitt officiating.   Burial was in the family plot at Prairie View Cemetery in Prue under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Inc, Cleveland, Oklahoma.

Mel was born October 8, 1932 in Osage, Oklahoma, the son of Commador Velt and Vera Mae (Cochran) Horton and was reared and educated in the Prue area.   He had to drop out of school at a young age to help his family on the farm.   In the late 1940's, the school did not have a mascot so Mel entered a contest and submitted the name "The Prue Rockets" and that is how the current name came about.   He returned to school where he was active in sports, playing ton the basketball team.   He graduated in 1953.   A few years later, Mel became a member of the Prue School Board, a coach and was instrumental in helping the school borrow money, signed notes and save money in numerous ways.

In 1945 Mel was "born again" was baptized and joined the Prue Baptist Church.   May 26, 1953, during the Korean War, Mel was called to serve his country.   August 21, 1955 Sergeant First Class Mel Horton received an Honorable release from active duty and returned to make his home in Prue.

Mel's first job after being released from the service was as building superintendent of the First Christian Church in Cleveland, Oklahoma.   For thirty-three years, Mel was employed with Goodman Church Builders and traveled to many different places building churches.

March 20, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, Mel was united in marriage to Viola Elizabeth (Hatfield) and in 1976, they moved to Lawton, Oklahoma then later moved to Prue, where he continued to make his home.

Mel was a perfectionist in all of his endeavors and loved playing the fiddle, guitar and harmonica.   He was a true peace keeper with many board members and friends.   On each Fourth of July, Mel always had a retreat at Keystone Lake for all his friends and family.   He was also a member of the Prue Baptist Church and the American Legion.

Survivors include:   His wife, Bobbie Horton of the home; children, Ellen Marie and husband, Ed Gray, of Groom, Texas; Samuel Ray Horton of Prue; Regina Carol Wells of Groom, Texas; Virgil Lee and wife, Valerie Traster of Prue; Jill Lynn and husband, David Molton, of Paris, Arkansas; Douglas Earl and wife, Michelle Horton of Prue; Angela Shawn and husband, John Goss of Sulphur Rock, Arkansas; mother, Vera Mae Horton of Prue; sisters, Naomi Youtsey of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Mary Ruth Combs of Osage, Oklahoma, Martha Reeves of Glencoe, Oklahoma and Carol Pickle of Cleveland, Oklahoma; brother, Monroe Horton of Oklahoma; twenty-five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many numerous friends and family.

Mel was preceded in death by is dad, son Melvis Wayne and a sister, Virginia Tilley.


OCNS - December 3, 2002 - Harold E. "Sam" Carlile, 89, went to be with the Lord this December 2, 2002.   He was born March 3, 1913 at HaHa Tonka, Missouri to Mary Sylvia (Cullen) and Alva Ura Carlile.   On December 25, 1937 Sam and Mary Ann Sweeden were married in Barnsdall, Oklahoma by Elmer D. Schmidt, Justice of the Peace.   From this union of love were born three surviving children, Mary Frances (Carlile) Downey and husband, Frank, of rural Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Harold Alva (Sammy) and wife, Minney, of rural Sperry, Oklahoma and Marjorie Ann (Carlile) Moore and husband, Gerald of rural Pawhuska.

Frank and Mary have three children:   Larry F. Downey and his children, Christopher, Shawn and wife, Christian and daughter, Freva Augustine; Jennifer Rene Downey; Brandon Scott Downey and wife, Michele, and daughter, Carly Bella; and Matthew Kyle Downey all of Oklahoma City and Norman.

Harold Jr. and Minnie have four children:   Sherri Lynn (Carlile) Barnes and her children, Anna Marie Barnes Carlile, husband Dennis and sons, Dennis and Floyd; Heather Diane and son, Dakota and Ashlee Nicole all of Bartlesville and Skiatook, Oklahoma; Sammy Eugene Carlile and wife, Deidra Ann and son, Samuel Brady of Skiatook; two stepsons, Hurbert Eric Priest and wife, Cindy and children, Amanda, Darren and Megan of Skiatook and Mark and Amie Priest of Tulsa.

Gerald and Marjorie have two children, Russell Lee of the home and Reta LeAnn of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

Sam attended schools in Crescent and Pawhuska, Oklahoma, served in the United States Navy as Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class, completing Diesel Training at Gulfport, Mississippi and Cleveland, Ohio.   He was in service at the Naval Training Station, San Diego, California USS LSM 288 and was honorably discharged on November 21, 1945, at which time he returned to his family in Pawhuska.

Sam was a truck driver for Love Bottling Company in Bartlesville and Pawhuska and for Tri State Motor Transit in Joplin, Missouri.   He retired from Phillips Petroleum Company in 1976 and moved back to Pawhuska.

In addition to his children and grandchildren, Sam is survived by two sisters, Sylvia E. Trent of Pawhuska and Stella Marjorie Carriger of Del City, Oklahoma and many nieces, nephews and friends.   He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Ann, his father, Alva Ura, mother, Mary Sylvia, three brothers, Noah Merrit, Jessie Marvin and Carl Eugene; two sisters, Goldie McClure and Ruby Mitchell and a granddaughter, Samantha Jane Carlile.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, will conduct graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, in the Pawhuska City Cemetery with Reverend Frank Mundy officiating.

Honorary casket bearers are: Hubert and Irma Sweeden, O.M. Duncan, Betty Sweeden, Jim and Beverly Sweeden, Jim and Martha Heflin and O.J. and Pat Sweeden.


OCNS - December 3, 2002 - JoAnn Cecilia Corle Hunt, 50, passed away November 27, 2002 after a long bout with cancer.

JoAnn was born July 4, 1952 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the daughter of James R. and Juanita (Elias) Corle.   JoAnn and James (Jim) S. Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hunt of Sedan, Kansas, were married on March 21, 1976.   James was in the military and JoAnn followed him to various military assignments in California and Germany, before returning to Pawhuska in 1983.

A lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a Pawhuska High School graduate, JoAnn began working at The Pawhuska City Library after graduation from high school and resumed her career there upon returning to Pawhuska.

JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.   She leaves her husband, James S. Hunt, son James S. Hunt, Jr., daughter, Alicia Hunt and mother, Juanita Corle, all of Pawhuska; granddaughters, Hannah and Mackenzie Corle Hunt of Kansas City; nieces and nephews, Ryan Corle, Jerod Ryan and Jennifer Ryan McBride and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to mourn her passing.

Rosary was December 1, 2002 in The Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pawhuska.   Mass was celebrated Monday, December 2, in The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska with Father Leonard Higgins officiating.   Burial was in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, was in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - November 30, 2002 - Jewell M. Carnes was born June 22, 1912 in Peggs Oklahoma the daughter of Warren David and Della Mae (Harris) Norwood.   As an infant, she moved to the Cleveland, Oklahoma area with her family and attended rural school before attending Cleveland schools and graduating from Cleveland High School in 1932.

Jewell was married to Carl S. Carnes in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 24, 1933 and the couple made their initial home in Cleveland, working together and operating Carnes Exchange Grocery Store for almost five years before selling it in 1938.   They then purchased a farm near Bear Creek (Cowskin Bay area) where they also operated a dairy/creamery.   In 1943, the Carnes family moved to a farm east of Cleveland on the Arkansas River basin where they grew watermelons and continued to operate the dairy business.

In 1947, Carl established an oilfield trucking service company and Jewell worked alongside Carl as the dispatcher for the company.   She continued to assist in the daily operating of Osage Oil and Transport until the couple retired in the mid 1970s.   Carl and Jewell enjoyed spending time together and traveled extensively, including an around the world cruise and, on a couple of occasions to the Holy Lands.   For many years after their retirement, they spent their winter months in Florida.

Jewell was baptized into the family of Christ on March 23, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland.   For many years she served with Aretha Meigs as second grade Sunday School teacher.   She has been active in the church throughout her life until failing health prohibited her from attending.   Jewell was a devoted wife and mother and was courageous and untiring in the care of Carl after he suffered a stroke several years ago.   She enjoyed spending time with her family and church family.   In addition to traveling, her hobbies included sewing, cooking and reading.

Jewell passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the Cleveland Area Hospital at the age of ninety years, five months and five days.   She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty-nine years; a son, Dwain Carnes of Cleveland, Oklahoma; granddaughter and her husband, Kim and Jerry Brady of Cleveland; grandson David Carnes of Hallett, Oklahoma; great grandson, Ryan Brady of Cleveland; and two great great-grandchildren, Kayden and Kylar Brady of Cleveland.   Jewell was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Norwood and a sister, Mildred Summers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland with Dr. Larry Wilson and Reverend George Boston officiating.   Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland under the direction of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Visit an online obituary and guest book for Jewell Carnes at Chapman-Black Funeral Home


OCNS - December 5, 2002 - Mr. Jerry Lee Owens, 47, construction worker and resident of Tulsa, died at 10:40 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2002 in the Saint John Medical Center, Tulsa, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Survivors include one son, Jerry lee Owens, II of Tulsa; two daughters, Angel Grace Owens of Wagoner, Oklahoma and Katrina Dianne Owens of Tulsa; his mother, Virginia Owens of Barnsdall; four brothers, Bill Owens of Tulsa; Benny Owens and Harry Owens of Barnsdall and Danny Owens of Dewey, Oklahoma; seven sisters, Barbara Taylor and Joann Selvidge of Barnsdall, Johnnie Mae Roberts of Wynona, Oklahoma, Iona Huddleston of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Ruby Martin and Amey Watters of Bartlesville and Wanda Todd of Joplin, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cierrah Kaelynn Owens, Daniel Lee Owens and Ronnie Olen Wilbourn and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.   Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his father, John Quincy Owens.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 26, in the Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall, Oklahoma with Pastor Barry Gott of the Lighthouse Family Worship Center officiating.   Military rites were conducted by the Webster-Schrack American Legion Post #227 of Barnsdall.   Services and interment were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home, Barnsdall.


OCNS - November 30, 2002 - Mr. William Albert "Bill" Wells, 85, long time resident of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, and retired owner/operator of Wells Service Station, went to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2002 at the family residence surrounded by his family.

A native of Osage County, Oklahoma William Albert Wells was born at Avant on May 31, 1917, the son of John H. and Grace Darling (Masterson) Wells.   He was reared and received his education in the Avant community and was graduated from the Avant High School.   he and Miss Edna Elene Griggs were united in marriage at Pawhuska, Oklahoma on December 18, 1939.   He was an employee of the Barnsdall Oil Company for nine years prior to his owning and operating the Wells Service Station in Barnsdall for twenty years.

Mrs. Edna Wells preceded Bill in death August 22, 1960 and on June 15, 1961, he and Wauneta Wynn Kelley were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Barnsdall and continued to make their home in Barnsdall.

Following his retirement from the service station and mechanic business, Mr. Wells began his employment with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as a Gasoline Inspector.   He was retired from the State of Oklahoma following seventeen years of service and remained living in retirement in Barnsdall.

Mr. Wells was a member and faithful servant of the First Baptist church, Barnsdall where he served as a Deacon and in many other places of service.   He was a past president of Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce, a City Councilman, president of Barnsdall Ambulance Association.   He had served on the Board of Barnsdall Development Corporation and, for thirty-five years, was known as the "voice" of Barnsdall Panthers.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wauneta Wynn Kelley Wells of the home; three sons, Danny Wells and his wife, Norma of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Bob Kelley and his wife, Linda, and Larry Kelley and his wife, Evelyn, all of Barnsdall; twelve grandchildren, twenty-three grandchildren; a brother, John E. Wells and his wife, Delphine of Bixby, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Mardell Snively of Confluence, Pennsylvania and by his uncle, Melvin A. Wells and his wife, Lillian of Miami, Oklahoma and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first wife, Edna, Bill was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Ruth Hamby and her husband, Dale, and by a son, Jerry L. Kelley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 26, in the Barnsdall First Baptist Church with the Reverends James Brunk, Joe Reeves and Norman Hamby officiating.   Committal prayers and interment were in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall under the direction of Arnold Moore-Barnsdall Funeral Home.   A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church of Barnsdall, Drive Way Fund.   Those who wish to remember Bill in this way may forward their gifts to the:

First Baptist Church
P.O. Box 939
Barnsdall, OK   74002


OCNS - November 30, 2002 - Mrs. Gertie Helen Chambers, 100, retired cook, died Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the Barnsdall (Oklahoma) Nursing Home.

Gertie was born August 8, 1902 at St. Mary's, Ohio, the daughter of Orville and Blanche (Stroud) Parker and came to Barnsdall as a child.   She married O.K. Chambers in 1917 and he preceded her in death.   Mrs. Chambers had worked as a cook in several cafes in the area and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnsdall.

Survivors include three sons:   Paul Chambers, Wesley Chambers and Van Russel Chambers, all of Barnsdall; one daughter, Helen Louise Lowery of Dewey, Oklahoma; one sister, Sarah Jane Mosley of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was held in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnsdall with Father Leonard Higgins officiating.   Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - November 30, 2002 - Mrs. Lily May (Craig) Bohnsack, 79, widow of the late Clayton R. Bohnsack and a resident of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, died at her family home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on Wednesday morning, November 13, 2002.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bohnsack will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, in the chapel of the Arnold Moore - Barnsdall Funeral Home.   Committal prayers and interment will be directed in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall by the Arnold Moore - Barnsdall Funeral Home.

Lily May Bohnsack will lie in state in the Drawing Rooms of the Arnold Moore - Barnsdall Funeral Home where friends may call for their visitation until the service hour, Tuesday afternoon.

Lily May Craig was born March 28, 1923 at Florence, Kansas, the daughter of Douglas and Lily (Barker) Craig.   She was reared and received her education in the Skiatook, Oklahoma schools and was graduated with the Skiatook High School Senior Class of 1941.   Lily and Clayton Robert Bohnsack were united in marriage at South Coffeyville, Oklahoma on October 25, 1941 and made their home in Barnsdall where Mr. Bohnsack was employed with the Barnsdall Refinery and the Defense Corps.   During his tenure in the Defense Corps, the Bohnsacks resided in Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.   They returned to Barnsdall in 1946 and Mr. Clayton was an employee of the Harlem Oil Company until going into business for himself as a driller and oil producer.   The Bohnsacks retired in 1986 and continued their residence in Barnsdall.   Mr. Bohnsack preceded her in death on May 17, 2002.   Mrs. Bohnsack had been a resident of the Tall Grass Estates since February, 2002.   She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Skiatook.

Survivors include a son:   Daniel C. and Liana Bohnsack of Nowata, Oklahoma; a granddaughter, Mrs. Kevin (Deana Bohnsack) Crane of Tulsa and two sisters, Mrs. Daisy DeLay of Skiatook, and Mrs. Dorothy Footer of Tulsa.   In addition to her husband, Clayton Bohnsack, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms Shelley Bohnsack in June, 2002.


OCNS - November 30, 2002 - Former longtime resident of Wynona, Oklahoma, Edna Lee Hill, 89, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2002 at her residence in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Ms Hill was born February 24, 1913 in McKinney, Texas to James Leonard and Anna Elizabeth (Capps) Cay.   Before retiring, she was a seamstress for over thirty-five years.   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:   two daughters, Glenda Rogers and Betty Glenn of Pawhuska; a son, Oliver Junior Hill of Pawhuska; a brother, Bill Cay of Tulsa; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Services were held November 12, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Pawhuska with Pastor Julie Capranica of the First United Methodist Church officiating.   Interment was in the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy, Oklahoma.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - November 30, 2002 - Edward H. Trammel, Jr., 36, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at his residence in Barnsdall, Oklahoma following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Eddie was born February 14, 1966 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the son of Edward II and Mary Ellen (Hazlett) Trammel, Sr..   He graduated from Barnsdall High School with the class of 1948.   December 19, 1992 Eddie and Nicole Ann Merritt were married in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.   His favorite pastime was riding around in and working on his Corvette.   He was always a loving husband and father.

Survivors include:   His wife, Nicole Trammel and his three children, James, Tara and Cierra of the home; his parents, Edward and Mary Trammel of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three sisters, Linda Brixie and Beverly Stone, both of Pawhuska and Lisa Fibeash of Berryville, Arkansas; his two grandmothers, Pauline Hazlett of Pawhuska and Louise Trammel of Bartlesville and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Services were held November 9, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Pawhuska with Reverend Ron Hight and Reverend Ron Robinson co-officiating.   Interment was in the Ethel Reece Cemetery at Barnsdall.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - October 30, 2002 - Beatrice Tallchief Boren, 76, passed away Monday afternoon, October 28, 2002 at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa.

A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Fairfax (Oklahoma), with funeral services to be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 31, at the same church.   Interment will follow at the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, Fairfax.

Beatrice was born May 7, 1926 at Oklahoma City, the daughter of Eves Tallchief and Rose (Ware) Tallchief.   She was educated in the Fairfax schools and was a 1945 graduate of the Haskell Institute of Lawrence, Kansas.   Bea was a resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma from 1947 to 1978 at which time she moved to Tulsa where she was employed as a mail and file clerk with Professional Investor Insurance Company of Tulsa until her retirement in 1988.   She returned to Fairfax in 1990.   Bea was a member of both the Sacred Hart Catholic Church of Fairfax and the Immaculate Conception Church of Pawhuska.   Her enjoyments included her grandchildren, reading, fishing, horse and dog racing as well as playing bingo.   She especially enjoyed her beloved dog, "Mary".

Beatrice is survived by her daughter, Lorena Woosypiti of Edgewood, new Mexico; two brothers, George Tallchief and John Tallchief, both of Fairfax; five grandchildren, Mary Margaret Woosypiti-Caywood, Timothy Tallchief, Frederick Boren, John F. Boren, Jr. and Beverly Boren; three great grandchildren, Haley Ann Woosypiti-Caywood, Dylan John Caywood and Amber Lynn Woosypiti and one step great grandchild, Ivory Latter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bea was preceded in death by one son, John F. Boren, Sr. in August of 1998; three sisters, Helen Robertson, Mary Tallchief and Clara Tallchief; and four brothers, Timothy Tallchief, Andrew Tallchief, Harry "Patch" Tallchief and Enoch Tallchief.

Casket bearers will be nephews, Timothy Mark Tallchief, Timothy Russell Tallchief, Joel Tallchief Lemon, Mark Tallchief, Bobby Tallchief, John G. Tallchief, Talons Goode and Tonka' Goode.   Honorary casket bearers will be Charles Arthur Rector and Peter Poweska.

Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, Fairfax, is in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - October 28, 2002 - Kapitolla "Kappy" Fuller, 90, passed away Friday, October 25, 2002 in the Saint Joseph Medical Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Kapitolla was born August 17, 1912 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jefferson and Sadie (McWhirt) Trent.   She was married to Charles Fuller, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include:   two nieces, Donna Hurowitz of San Francisco, California and Bobbye Oberly of Ponca City; a nephew, Marc Bigheart of Tulsa; two great-nieces, Tammy Branch of Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Sarah Oberly of Ponca City; a great-nephew, Jon Oberly of Pawhuska; great great-nieces, Jennifer Wormington of Kansas City, Missouri, Holly Branch of Sand Springs and Danielle Oberly of Ralston, Oklahoma; great great-niece and nephew, Allie and Fletcher Wormington of Kansas City, Missouri, and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Kapitolla was preceded in death by two brothers, J.R. Bigheart and Joel Trent and a great-great niece, Brandolyn Branch.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 28, in the Pawhuska City Cemetery with Reverend James Hager of the Love of God Tabernacle officiating.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, is in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - October 24, 2002 - Mrs. Doris K. Lee, 95, resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and former owner/operator of the Scottie Donut Shop, died Sunday, October 20, 2002 at the Silverlake Care Center in Bartlesville.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, with Mr. Art Henley and Mr. Dave Hammond officiating.   Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home, Bartlesville.

Doris was born September 22, 1907 at Caney, Kansas the daughter of William Lawman and Adda (Allen) Killion and was reared and received her education in Caney.   She married Chester Earl Lee who preceded her in death January 18, 1996.   Mrs. Lee taught school for a few years, worked for Phillips Petroleum Company, the Zofness Clothing Store, the Ace Glass Company and she and her husband owned and operated the Scottie Donut Shop for many years.   She was a member of the Adams Boulevard Church of Christ.

Survivors include:   two sisters, Georgia Brock of Bartlesville and Lenora Tribble of Hawthorne, California; one nephew, Bill Brock, and his wife, Kitty, of Bartlesville and one niece, Patricia White, of Muskogee, Oklahoma.   In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.


OCNS - October 21, 2002 - Donald "Donnie" Sponsler, 48, passed away, Sunday, October 20, 2002 at his residence in Bartlesville, Oklahoma following a battle with cancer.

Donnie was born April 14, 1954 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma the son of George Donald "Slick" and Betty Louise (Neptune) Sponsler and graduated from Pawhuska High School with the Class of 1972.   He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and an ardent outdoorsman who loved fishing, hiking and camping.

Survivors include:   His daughter, Lacey Dawn Sponsler of Edmond, Oklahoma; his mother and step-father, Betty and Don Stuart of Pawhuska; his special friend, Cindy Conley of Bartlesville; his sisters, Linda Sponsler and husband, Dennis Cummings, and Karen Gross and husband, James, all of Tulsa; his maternal grandmother,
Mrs. H.J. Neptune of Pawhuska; his uncle, Tom Neptune of Arkansas City, Kansas; his nieces and nephews, Kaylor Gross, Austin Gross and Conor Cummings and a host of other family and friends.   Donnie was preceded in death by his father, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sponsler, and his maternal grandfather,
H.J. Neptune.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel,
221 East Sixth Street, Pawhuska, with Pastor Julie Capranica of the First United Methodist Church officiating.   Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Johnson Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


OCNS - October 24, 2002 - Mrs. Phyllis Ann Keefover, 55, resident of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, died Friday, October 18, 2002 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22, in the Bible Holiness Church in Barnsdall with Pastor Rick Hollenbeck officiating.   Interment was in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home, Barnsdall.

Phyllis Ann was born October 29, 1946 at Oklahoma City, the daughter of LeRoy and Lola Clarice (Shreffler) Lanphear and moved to Barnsdall in 1967.   She had worked at the Barnsdall City Library and was a member of the Bible Holiness Church.

Mrs. Keefover is survived by one daughter, Ginnie Huckleby of Skiatook, Oklahoma; two brothers, Jim LeRoy Lanphear of Barnsdall and William Norman Lanphear of Cashion, Oklahoma; one sister, Patricia Lynn Swanson of Barnsdall; her mother, Lola Lanphear of Barnsdall and two grandchildren, Jeremy and Kendra Bersche.   She was preceded in death by her father, LeRoy Lanphear.


OCNS - October 7, 2002 - Racheal Louise Freeman, 24, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 6, 2002 at the family residence in Hominy, Oklahoma.

Racheal was born February 19, 1978, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Raymond Joseph and Margueriete Ann (Maker) Freeman.   She was a graduate of Hominy High School, graduating with the Class of 1996.   Racheal was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hominy.

Survivors include:   her parents, Joe and Ann Freeman of the home; her sisters, Arlandra Freeman, Christiana Freeman and Whitney Freeman, all of the home; her grandmother, Virginia Maker of Hominy; her step-grandfather, Jess Freeman Jr. of Moore, Oklahoma; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, at the family home located at 1534 North Fallin, Hominy.   Traditional Indian services will be at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, also at the family residence.   Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Hominy with Father Bruce Brosnahan officiating.   Interment will be in the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, is in charge of arrangements.


Ruby Marie DeWitt was born January 21, 1921 in Okemah, Oklahoma, the daughter of Columbus Edward and Ethel (Lankford) DeWitt.   She was reared in the Okemah area and attended school in Moss, Oklahoma. &nbslp; Ruby, 81, passed away October 4, 2002.

While residing in Horntown, Oklahoma (east of Holdenville), Ruby met and then married Willie P. Horton on November 9, 1938 in Calvin, Oklahoma.   After their marriage, Ruby and Willie established their initial home in Johnson Holler near Prue, Oklahoma.   Within a couple of years they moved to Phoenix, Arizona for a short time before returning to Prue when Willie accepted employment driving a school bus for Prue School.

In 1945, the Horton's moved to the Will Rogers Scout Reservation, west of Cleveland, Oklahoma where Willie was employed building cabins and facilities.   The couple reared their four children, Kathryan Marie, Virginia Lee, Patricia Louise and Jerry Leon while residing west of Cleveland.   Nearly eighteen years later in 1964, the couple moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.   At that time, Willie and Ruby began taking care of children through the Child Foster Program of the State of Oklahoma.   During the next twenty-five years, they shared their love and touched the lives of over one hundred and twenty foster children, many of whom still remain in contact with the couple.   In 1984, Ruby and Willie were recognized by the State of Oklahoma as exemplary foster parents for twenty years.   Prior to Ruby's death on Friday, October 4, 2002 at her home in Tulsa, the couple had rarely been without a house full of children during their sixty-four years of marriage.

Ruby was a faithful member of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and was a longtime member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cleveland and, at the time of her death, had been a faithful member of the Vest Pentecostal Holiness Church in Tulsa for many years.   Although Ruby was a devoted mother and foster mother and spent all her life dedicated to children, she still found time to enjoy quilting and collecting antiques.   She also was an avid rock hound.   Ruby had a work shop where she maintained her rock collection including cutting and polishing equipment.

Ruby is survived by two daughters, Kathryan Marie Harness of Cleveland and Patrician Louise Duff of Tulsa; a son, Jerry Leon Horton of Mannford, Oklahoma; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; and one great great-grandson; five brothers, Hiram Madison DeWitt of Holdenville, Oklahoma, L. C. DeWitt of Port Angeles, Washington, Kenneth Edward DeWitt of Newalla, Oklahoma, J. R. DeWitt of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Earl Thomas DeWitt of Seattle, Washington; two sisters, Dorothy Lee Horton of Bristow, Oklahoma and Edna Mae Dixon of Tulsa; numerous foster children and foster grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Virginia Johnson; two grandsons, Robbin Leon Duff and Ira Loyd Duff; and a brother, Harold Odell DeWitt. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at the Vest Pentecostal Holiness Church in Tulsa with Pastor Gale Ellis and Eugene Goodman officiating.   Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland under the direction of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home.

Visit an online obituary and guest book for Ruby Marie Horton at Chapman-Black Funeral Home


OCNS - October 4, 2002 - Cynthia Ann (Hawes) Collins, 33, former resident of Pawhuska, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 3, 2002 at her residence in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cynthia was born March 14, 1969, in Cushing, Oklahoma, the daughter of Michael Lee and Nancy Lee (Phillips) Hawes.   She married Joe Duane Collins in October of 1991 in Harrison, Arkansas.

Survivors include:   Her husband, Joe Collins and her daughter, Chelsea Collins, both of the home; her parents, Michael and Nancy Hawes of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; her sister, Michelle Moles and husband, Steve, of Hominy, Oklahoma; her brother, Brian Hawes and wife, Maggie, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma; her grandparents, Howard and Ann Phillips of Cushing, Oklahoma and Bonnie Hawes of Bristow, Oklahoma; her mother-in-law, Sharon Baker, of Branson, Missouri and her grandmother-in-law, June Radcliff, of Kirbyville, Missouri; her sister-in-law, Sissy Phillips, and husband, Don, of Wichita, Kansas; eight nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 7, in the Assembly of God Church, Wynona, Oklahoma with Reverend David Downing officiating.   Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, is in charge of arrangements.