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BIXBY -- William Scott "Ziggy" Caffey, 49, Kimberly-Clark employee, died Wednesday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Riverview Baptist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
CAFFEY -- "Ziggy" Scott, 49, of Bixby, OK passed away Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer. Born June 1, 1953 in Oklahoma City, OK. Ziggy graduated from high school in Moore, OK and attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK where he was president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a storm chaser and a member of the rescue team in Weatherford. As a licensed Electrical Contractor he went into business for himself as "Scott's Electric" for many years in Weatherford. He moved to Bixby in 1989 and went to work for Kimberly Clark where he was employed for 14 years. He was known at work for the silly poems that he wrote for co-workers that retired or transferred from the mill. He made many friends during his career at Kimberly Clark and his kindness and unique personality touched many lives. Ziggy was the face painter at the Bixby Green Corn Festival for many years and was a member and officer of the Bixby Optimist Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Caffey. He is survived by his wife, Jacquie Young Caffey; 2 sons, Charles Caffey and Russell Caffey of Jacksonville FL; 1 daughter, Jody Young of New York City; 2 sisters, Christine Caffey of Dallas, TX and Jan Caffey of Colorado Springs, CO; and his mother, Jan Caffey of Tulsa, OK. A celebration of Ziggy's life will be held on MOnday, 2 p.m., Riverview Baptist Church, Bixby. Bixby Funeral Service, (918) 369-1700.
JENKS -- Kathleen Marian Cagle, 76, retired secretary comptroller, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel, Bixby.
CALDERON -- Jeffrey, of Bixby, OK, passed away Friday, November 26, 2004. Funeral 10 a.m., Friday, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Mansfield, TX. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Funeral Home. Jeffrey was born in El Paso. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Jeffrey lived in Arlington before moving to Bixby. Her was a very giving person and will be fondly remembered. Survivors: mother, Rafaela; sisters, Blanca and Alicia; brother, Luis; grandmother, Catalina; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arlington Funeral Home: 817-548-1791.
BIXBY -- Jefferson Wintle Caldwell, 41, CNC specialist, died Friday. Service 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
CALL -- Viva (Bill), 89, died Sunday. Long time Bixby resident. Survived by: 2 sisters, O.D. Lee & Helen Simpson, both of California; 1 brother, Marshall Bennett, Valley Center, Kansas; several nieces & nephews. Services WEdnesday 11 a.m., Floral Haven Chapel. Intombment Floral Haven Cemetery. Leonard of Bixby.
GLENPOOL - Anna Mae Callaway, 46, document specialist, died Tuesday. Memorial services 2:30 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
GLENPOOL -- Alvin Wayne Campbell, 71, retired truck driver, died Thursday. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service Chapel.
From Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service - www.schaudtfuneralservice.com
Alvin "Wayne" Campbell, age 71, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Campbell was born June 25, 1932 in Davenport, Oklahoma to Velda Campbell and Eva Mae Brewer Campbell. He attended Claremore Military Academy but graduated from Wilburton High School and he served in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant stationed at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. On February 20, 1954 Mr. Campbell married the love of his life, Rawline Robbins Campbell and resided in Winchester, Oklahoma before moving to Glenpool, Oklahoma 2 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family just last month. Mr. Campbell was self-employed as a truck driver. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Del City. Mr. Campbell enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf -- he just loved to have fun.
Mr. Campbell's parents preceded him in death. Mr. Campbell is survived by his loving wife, Rawline of Glenpool, Oklahoma; son: Wes and his wife, Liz, of Glenpool, Oklahoma; son: Kenny, of Winchester, Oklahoma; daughter, Debra and her husband, Mark McDole, of Glenpool, Oklahoma; brother, Arlen Campbell of Wagoner, Oklahoma, sisters: Myrna Campbell and Joy McKinney of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Mr. Campbell is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Brian, Wes, Zach, Tiffiny, Amanda, Michael, Britany, Sam and Dustin. He also has 1 great grandchild: Zoey.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, March 22, 2004 at Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service Chapel, with burial immediately following at Haskell Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service. Family and friends may view the obituary and send concolences to the famly online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.
JENKS -- Howard E. Campbell, 65, retired auto salesman, died Saturday. Services pending. Schaudt's, Glenpool.
Services for Nelda Ferne Campbell, 71, of Sapulpa were 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Pastor David Priest officiating.
Burial was in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Ryan Campbell, Bob Campbell, Randy Campbell, Mike Campbell, Danny Campbell, Seth Campbell and Archie Cole, Jr.
Campbell died Aug. 5, 2002.
Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Hollis, Okla., to Alfred and Media (Donaldson) Nesmith, Campbell attended Guymon schools graduating in 1948 from Guymon High School.
She married Robert Campbell on June 5, 1948 in Borger, Texas. She spent most of her working life as an office manager with Stanfield Office Supply in Guymon.
Survivors include her husband, Robert, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Frankie Campbell of Calremore, Okla., Randy and Sandy Campbell of Junction City, Kansas and Ryan and Lisa Campbell of Jenks; one brother, Butch Nesmith of Stockton, Calif.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn and Roy Cassidy of Stockton, Calif., Yvonne and Winfred Reed of Susanville, Calif., and Jamie Sue and Jim Hughes of Stockton, Calif.; fove grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
BIXBY -- Robert C. Canaan, Sr., 75, retired precision tool maker, died Wednesday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Bixby Cemetery. Bixby Funeral Service.
Army Pvt. Dennis B. Canady, 21, was killed Saturday when he was struck by an auto near Ft. Belvor, Va.
The son of Truman Canady, 402 West Beaver (Jenks) and Mrs. Dzidra Canady of 26 North Nogales Ave., Tulsa, he attended Central high in Tulsa and was employed by Tulsa Produce Company before entering the army in April, 1970.
Other survivors include five brothers, David, Danny, Derrald, Dean and Truman Canady Jr.; two sisters, Rhonda and Lavinia Canady; and a grandfather, Cecil Canady of Tulsa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel with burial at Woodland Cemetery in Sand Springs, with military honors.
Fitzgerald Funeral Home of Tulsa is in charge.
JENKS -- MAURICE CANFIELD, 90, retired post office maintenance worker, died Sunday. Services pending. Ninde, Jenks.
Nineteen Hundred Five
Nineteen Hundred Ninety Five
Chapel of Saints' Valley
Memorial Park Cemetery
Thursday, February 16, 1995
Rev. Troy Hayes
Prelude & Postlude: Selected Hymns
Soloist: Susan Strain
"The Old Rugged Cross"
Organist: Mark Edward Childers
FINAL RESTING PLACE
(Memorial Park Cemetery)
Word has been received here of the death of Pearl M. "Peggy" Canfield of Jenks, Okla., on Dec. 23 (1990).
Born on June 17, 1898, Mrs. Canfield had many friends in Montesano.
She is survived by her husband, Maurice H. Canfield; a daughter, Mary F. Mayo of Jenks; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren.
Three sons, Virgil Parsons, George Parsons, and Glenn Parsons, preceded her in death.
Pearl Margaret Canfield
Eighteen Hundred Ninety Eight
December Twenty Third
Nineteen Hundred Ninety
Memorial Park Chapel
Memorial Park Cemetery
Thursday, December 27, 1990
Officiating - Rev. Art. McGrew
"In The Garden"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Old Rugged Cross"
Vocalist Guitarist - Susan Strain
Organist - Geneva Lewis
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Memorial Park Cemetery
GLENPOOL -- Lester Melvin Cannon II, 39, Wal-Mart associate, died July 15 in North Carolina. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Praise Center Ministries, Sapulpa. Shumate-Faulk, Goldsboro, N.C.
From "The Tulsa World," Friday, July 26, 2002
CANNON -- Lester Melvin, II. A Memorial service for Lester Melvin Cannon, II, 39, will be held Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. at Praise Center Ministries, 5672 E. Hwy. 117, Sapulpa, OK 74066, 918-248-5776. Pastor Randy Lynn will conduct the service. Lester died July 15, 2002 at 4:20 p.m. in a motorcycle collision on Hwy. 111 and Mt. Carmel Church Rd. in North Carolina while on vacation. A resident of Glenpool, OK, native of Tarboro, NC. Son of Melvin Cannon of Goldsboro, NC and Annie Christeen Newell of Tarboro, NC. He is also survived by: stepmother, Mildred Cannon of Goldsboro, NC; brothers, Steven Warren Cannon of Rincon, GA, Christopher Paul Cannon and wife, Virginia of Glenpool, OK and John Wayne Cannon and wife, Michelle of Tarboro, NC; and 6 nephews and nieces. Lester was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. His chapter, Spirit Squad, is located in Tulsa, OK. Lester's church membership is with Praise Center Ministries. He had an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate from Rhema Bible School. Lester worked for Wal-Mart at 91st and Memorial in Tulsa, OK, 1st United Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK and he operated his own business, L&C Massage. The family will receive friends following the service on Saturday. Lester is loved much and greatly missed!
The father of Rev. Bill Cannon, pastor of Manger Baptist church died Tuesday morning May 6. He was Tom Cannon, 83, of 230 N. Market, Shawnee. He was born in Lureal, N.C., coming to Oklahoma in 1901 and has been a resident of Shawnee since 1929.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Vido Cannon, of the homep; four sons, Bud Cannon, Crowsville, Ill., Bob Cannon, Okla. City, Roy Gene Cannon of Houston, Tex. and Rev. Bill Cannon, Jenks; two brothers, John and Lee Cannon of Maud; a sister, Mrs. Gracie Mae Fitzpatrick, Bakersfield, Calif., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
BIXBY -- Celia M. Cantu, 89, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Clements Catholic Church. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY -- Ricky Joe Cantu, 32, construction worker, died Saturday. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Texanna. Smith, Checotah.
BIXBY -- Jimmie C. Carder, 63, X-ray technician, died Thursday. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Bixby Funeral Service, and graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Salt Creek Cemetery, Okmulgee.
Services for Jenks native Robbie Jean Meier Cargill, 82, of Prague were 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Prague with Rev. Steve Roach officiating assisted by Tyler Grissom.
Burial was in the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.
Mrs. Cargill died Tues., April 3, 2001, in Prague.
Born September 15, 1918 in Jenks, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Horn) Kincade, she was a resident of Prague and a member of the Prague First United Methodist Church. She was a partner with her father in the Reliable Chevrolet dealership from 1937 until 1969 and she also owned and operated the Merle Norman Top and Bottom Dress Shop in Prague from 1969 until 1990.
Survivors include two daughters, Toni Meier and Glenda Walder, both of Prague; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jvon Meier on Aug. 13, 1960. She married Glen Cargill in 1963 and he died Aug. 6, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
BIXBY -- Alfred L. Carlson, 85, funeral director, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Church of St. Mary, Tulsa. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Zell C. Carmical, 90, Syna Leah Clothing salesman, died Thursday. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Sunday and service 11 a.m. Monday, both at Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Cleveland.
JENKS -- Jack Wilbur Carnagey 88, retired carpenter, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday. Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
BIXBY -- Edward Wayne Carpenter, 51, C&C Produce owner, died Sunday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Thursday, Haskell City Cemetery, Haskell. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Violet C. Carr, 93, restaurant cook, died Saturday. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Church of Christ. Schumacher.
Funeral services for Tom N. Carroll, 86, a retired farmer in the Glenpool area were held in the Bixby First Baptist Church Wednesday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
A resident of Glenpool for 25 years, Mr. Carroll died of a heart attack Monday in a Sapulpa nursing home.
Interment was in Bixby with the Kennard Funeral Home, Broken Arrow, in charge of arrangements.
CARROLL, Wayne -- Wayne William Carroll, 53, of Tulsa, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2006.
He was born Feb. 8, 1953 in Pomona, Calif.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service and Cremation Care.
GLENPOOL -- Mack Carter, 81, retired Seminole Public Schools bus driver, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Little Chapel, Little. Swearingen, Seminole.
GLENPOOL -- Robert Earl Carter, 79, retired postal worker, died Sunday. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Southwest Church of the Nazarene, Tulsa. Ninde Garden, Tulsa.
From "The Tulsa World," Wednesday, October 19, 2005
CARTER -- Robert Earl, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2005. Earl is survived by his wife of 51 years, Grace, of Glenpool; son Rob and his wife, Pat, of Bixby; son, Alan and his wife, Nancy, of Tulsa; daughter, Roberta Hines and her husband, Sam, of Claremore; son Richard and his wife, Darla, of Glenpool; sister, Linda Holland, of Tulsa; 6 grandkids; 2 great-grandkids and a host of friends. Earl worked for 38 years as a U.S. Postal Service employee in Tulsa. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Tulsa with interment following at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa. Ninde Garden Chapel, 742-5556. www.ninde.com
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at New Testament Baptist church for six-year-old Starlyn Carter, who died in an early morning fire that destroyed the family home in Jenks last week.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carter; two brothers, Christopher and Michael Carter; a sister, Yvette Carter; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Carter; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Barbara.
Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.
From "The Jenks Journal," Thursday, February 10, 1972:
Reponse has been tremendous for the burned-out Richard Carter family, according to George Cowherd, who has been taking care of donations for the family since last week when their little six-year-old daughter died in a fire which destroyed all possessions of the family. They had earlier experienced loss in the Labor Day flood.
As soon as the news was spread last Wednesday morning, funds began pouring in. Cowherd said that as of Tuesday night a total of $4,739 had been given. Donations came from as far as Fort Smith, Ark., and other cities - not only cash, but clothing and household goods.
Cowherd expressed his own thanks in the community for being so generous in this campaign to aid the Carters.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter were both hospitalized from burns but were released Monday. The other children escaped injury. Mrs. Carter is expecting another child in four months.
At the present time they are living with his parents in Jenks.
CARVER -- Charlene Posey, went to join her Lord on November 30, 2004. She was born in Bixby, OK on December 2, 1929, and was a lifelong Tulsa area resident. She graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1947. Charlene was a loving wife and mother, a generous friend, a faithful Christian. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George B. Carver; son, Steve and wife, Pam; and granddaughters, Anna and Laura of Ithaca, NY; brothers, James Posey and wife, Rowena of Springfield and Clay Posey of Springfield, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow on December 3, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House. Floral Haven, 252-2518.
Funeral services for Dorothy Case, 68, were Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in the chapel at the Bixby Cemetery with Rev. Don Alexander of Sapulpa officiating.
Dorothy Garbey Case was born Oct. 1, 1932 in Tulsa, the daughter of John Wayne and Evelyn Marie (Shields) Garbey. She passed away at St. Francis Medical Center in Tulsa on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
Mrs. Case was married to David Case who preceded her in death in 1976. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a half-brother, Donald Sullivan. She is survived by her brother, John W. Garbey, Jr., and his wife Joyce, of the home and a sister-in-law, Ina Griffith.
Mrs. Case was a lifelong resident of the Jenks area.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors, Jenks Chapel.
Funeral services were held for Wilma Lee Casey, 67, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1999 at First Baptist Church in Jenks.
Mrs. Casey died on Feb. 3.
Mrs. Casey was born on Dec. 22, 1931 to Winnie and McKinley Watts in Okemah. She married Doyle Casey in June of 1948 in Holdenville.
Mrs. Casey retired after 20 years of service at Saint Francis Hospital.
Mrs. Casey was a member of First Baptist Church in Jenks.
Survivors include her husband Doyle James Casey; three children, Robert Casey of Altus, Mike Casey, Perkins and Teresa Oglesby, Tulsa; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a sister and four brothers.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Committal services were at 2:45 p.m. in the Highland Cemetery at Okemah under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home.
BIXBY--Noreen Castell, 78, died Monday. Services pending. Moore's Eastlawn, Tulsa.
BIXBY--Maria (Castillo) Bustos, 51, custodian, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Riverview Baptist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Freddy Joe Castle, 64, retired, died Friday. Private family services. Cremation Society of Oklahoma.
"DAN CAYWOOD of Tulsa, a salesman for S. G. Holmes and Sons, passed away Wednesday. His father owned a store here (Jenks) for many years. The two Caywood homes are on East Main. The father Caywood home is now owned by the Anglins and Mrs. Liner has owned the Dan Caywood home for several years. Dan attneded Jenks school and had many friends who regret to hear of his passing. His wife Mae survives. Also two daughters and five grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Haven."
BIXBY -- William Braxton Chaffin, 81, oil and gas data entry supervisor, died Tuesday. Service 12:30 p.m. Monday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
From "The Tulsa World," Saturday, February 28, 2004
CHAFFIN -- William Braxton, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 24 at Forest Hills in Broken Arrow after a four year battle with cancer (multiple myeloma). Born June 12, 1922 to John and Della Chaffin in Guin, AL, Braxton resided in Bixby, OK. Braxton was a graduate of Stonewall High School, Stonewall, OK. He lettered in basketball all four years. Braxton was also in the 4-H Club, Honor Society and the School Quartet. Braxton and his twin brother, Brad, received a four-year basketball scholarship to the Draughon Business University in Tulsa. He began his business career with Stanolind Oil (later Amoco) in September 1941. He served his counrty in the U.S. Navy throughout the South Pacific. In 1945, Braxton was aboard the USS Cape Gloucester, which participated in the liberation of allied prisoners of war from Nagasaki less than a week after the atomic bomb was dropped. Returning to civilian life, Braxton Chaffin resumed his work at Stanolind Oil. He continued his education at the Oklahoma School of Accounting and received a Bachelor of Commercial Science Degree. His career with Stanolind Oil took him to various locations including Ft. Worth, TX and Brownsville, TX. While in Ft. Worth, in 1953, he met his devoted wife of over 50 years at a gospel singing convention. Braxton married Verner Bee Fry on July 3, 1953. During that same year, he also became an ordained Minister of the Gospel. He organized and became the Minister of the Love Temple Free Will Baptist Church. In 1965, Braxton and his wife and daughter moved to Tulsa with Standard Oil. Later moving to his home in Bixby, Braxton enjoyed yard work and garding of organic produce which was a hobby he enjoyed until 1999. Braxton retired from Amoco in June 1982 but his retirement launched a variety of full and part-time jobs, including retail with Sanger Harris, the Elephant Trunk and then a stint with Dean Bailey Olds where he was the Top New Car Salesman of the Year for 1983. He also worked with Events Services in the Performing Arts Center, Convention Center and the Mabee Center. Braxton was a dedicated Christian who always loved serving others whether at the workplace, at church or with his family. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church and also a Stephen Minister. Braxton is survived by his wife, Verner Bee; daughter, Elaine Reusser and her husband, Jack; twin brother, Brad and his wife, Mattie; sister, Gladys Connel; niece, Kelly Vilner and her husband, Gregory; great-godsons, Christopher and Nathan Hairston; and many other nieces and nephews. Thank you for being a devoted husband, father and friend! You will be missed! Visitation will be at Floral Haven on Saturday and Sunday. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. and the memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, at Floral Haven. The Rev. Bill Mason will conduct the interment and the Rev. Mark McAdow will conduct the memorial service. Floral Haven, 2523-2518.
From "The Jenks Journal," Thursday, April 1, 2004
William Braxton Chaffin
Memorial services for William Braxton Chaffin, 81, of Bixby were held at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 1. Rev. Mark McDow officiated.
Chaffin died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Forest Hills in Broken Arrow after a four-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer.
Interment was in the Garden of St. Paul, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, officiated by Rev. Bill Mason.
He was born June 12, 1922, the son of John and Della Chaffin in Guin, AL and had lived in Bixby.
Chaffin served his counrty in the U.S. Navy throughout the South Pacific.
He and Verner Bee Fry married on July 3, 1953. During that same year he also became an ordained minister.
He organized and became the minister of the Love Temple Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Elaine Reusser and her husband Jack; a twin brother, Brad, and his wife Mattie; a sister Gladys Connel and many other relatives and friends.
BIXBY -- James W. Chambers Sr., 69, died Tuesday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, and graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Bixby Cemetery.
BIXBY -- Betty Jane Chancey, 76, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 10 am. Monday, Bixby Cemetery. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY -- Shane D. Chancey, 50, Shaneco owner, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
Arley B. Chappell, 56, died Friday.
Survivors include his wife, Wathena Chappell; one daughter, Mrs. Arlena Hamilton of Jenks; one son, Roger Chappell of Jenks; his mother, Mrs. Mary Chappell; five sisters, Mrs. Katherine Rizzo of Wagoner; Mrs. Opal Hall of Howell, Ark., Mrs. Estelle Robertson of Murray, Kan., Mrs. Sue Hamilton of Tulsa and Mrs. Agnes VanCleve of Blytheville, Ark.; three brothers, Floyd Chappell of Tulsa, Oscar Chappell of Lyons, Kan., and Marvin Chappell of Bakersfield, Calif.; one grandchild, Clayton Wade Hamilton.
Services were held Monday at First Methodist church with interment in Floral Haven, under the direction of Ninde's Colonial of Jenks.
A funeral service for Leon Christian was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Duck Creek Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Henry Kellog. Leon Christian was born on April 19, 1942, in Liberty Mounds to Sam & Ida (Wilson) Christian. He died Dec. 23, 2004, in Tulsa. He was 62. Mr. Christian had spent most of his life in this area. He recently retired as a drill operator for the Hughes-Anderson Heat Exchange Co. Hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and working in his yard. He is survived by his wife, Mary M. (Wilson) Christian, whom he married on November 6, 1963; daughters Lisa Ailey and her husband David, and April Rush and her husband Steve; son Jeff Christian and his wife Trish; sisters, Dorothy Antle, Dolores Perkins, Josie Madden, and Shirley Mashburn; brothers Johnny Christian, Bernard Christian, and Bob Christian; six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.
Services by Leonard & Marker Funeral Home of Bixby.
BIXBY -- Carl Christiansen, 75, rancher and farmer, died Thursday. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Bixby Funeral Service, and service 2 p.m. Monday, Bixby Funeral Service RiverCrest Chapel.
GLENPOOL -- Joshua B. Christy, 58, welder, died Saturday. Graveside services 3 p.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Moore's Memory.
GLENPOOL -- Rubye W. Chupco, 90, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending. Green Hill, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Daily Herald," Monday, August 7, 2006
CHUPCO, Rubye -- Rubye W. Chupco, 90, of Glenpool, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, in Tulsa.
She was born Aug. 3, 1916 in Maud, Okla.
Services are pending.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, August 8, 2006
GLENPOOL -- Ruby W. Chupco, 90, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
GLENPOOL -- Ellen Louise Clark, 66, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending. Cremation Care Centers.
From "The Sapulpa Daily Herald," Wednesday, March 8, 2006
CLARK, Ellen -- Ellen Louise Clark, 66, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006.
Mrs. Clark was born Nov. 18, 1938 in Meeker, Colo.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006 at Enid Cemetery in Enid, Okla.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Crematiion Care.
Services for Eugene "Bitsy" Clark, 88, of Claremore were March 21 at the Claremore Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Al Morgan officiating.
Burial was in Bixby Cemetery under the direction of the Claremore Funeral Home.
Clark died March 18, 2001 in Claremore where he had lived for the last two years. He was a former long-time resident of Jenks.
Clark was born July 23, 1912 in Bixby, the son of William George and Daisy (Turley) Clark.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Flora, in 1987 and a son, John, in 1948. He is survived by his second wife, Margaret, of the home in Claremore; four sons, Wayne and Jim Clark, both of Claremore, Bob Clark of Sand Springs and Keith Clark of Adair; four daughters, Norma Novotny of Claremore, Helen Walker of Glenpool, Betty Epps of Jenks and Beverly Michael of Harrah; 33 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, also a number of nieces and nephews.
GLENPOOL -- Harold Wayne Clark, 22, security guard at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, died Saturday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bixby Cemetery, Bixby Funeral Home.
BIXBY -- Henry F. "Hank" Clark, 90, retired butcher, died Wednesday. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Bixby Funeral Service, and graveside service 10 a.m. Monday, Morris Cemetery, Morris.
JENKS - Lorene Clark, age unavailable, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Bixby Funeral Service, Bixby.
From "The Jenks Journal," Thursday, September 30, 2004
Izzie Lorene Clark
Graveside service for Izzie Lorene Clark, 85, was 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in Bixby Cemetery. Rev. Don Ford officiated the service, under the direction of Jack Selby, Bixby Funeral Service.
Mrs. Clark was born Jan. 22, 1919 in Bates, Ark., daughter of Sherman Forest Clark. She died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 at her home in Jenks. She was a homemaker and resided her entire life in Jenks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ben Clark in Feb. 1989, and one son, Melvin Clark.
She is survived by one son, William Clark and wife Carole of Mt. Home, Ark., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
JENKS -- Joe Cecil Clark, 88, retired postal clerk, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
JENKS -- Leonard Clark, 87, transportation and management worker, died Saturday. Services pending. Rose Hill, Tulsa.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, November 9, 2004
CLARK, Leonard Lawrence, 87, Red Wing Transportaton general manager, died Saturday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kan. Rose Hill.
BIXBY -- G. P. "Buddy" Clay, 80, Okmulgee Livestock Auction former owner, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
LIBERTY MOUNDS -- Ruby Catherine Clay, 88, homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Duck Creek Cemetery. Leonard & Marker, Bixby.
JENKS--Edna "Marie" (Clay) King, 95, retired St. John Medical Center nurse's aide, died Wednesday. Visitation 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Ninde Funeral Home, and service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Regular Baptist Church.
Services for Edna Marie Clay Foster King, 95, were 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at the Jenks Regular Baptist Church with the Rev. Troy Hayes officiating.
Burial was in the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors, Jenks Chapel.
Pallbearers were grandsons, David Francisco, Jim Francisco, John B. Wallace, Joe Wallace, Bobby Hillburn, Jerry Hillburn, Allan Foster, Frank Foster Jr. and Mike Foster.
Memorials can be made to the Jenks Regular Baptist Church, 11808 E. Elm, Jenks, OK 74037.
Mrs. Foster died Feb. 20, 2002, at the Grace Living Center in Jenks after an extended illness.
Mrs. King was born the oldest of eight children to Patrick Henry and Clara (Moon) Clay on Aug. 24, 1906, in Franklin County, Ark.
The family moved to the Jenks area in the 1930s and lived there the rest of her life except for a few years when she lived in Okemah.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jenks and the Baptist Church in Okemah.
She worked for a number of years at St. John Medical Center as a nurse's aide.
Survivors include daughters, Wilma Helscel and Kay Cooper, both of Kiefer, and Sue Wallace of Sapulpa; and sons, George R. Foster of Tulsa and Franklin D. Foster of Jenks; a brother, Carl Clay of Okemah; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.
GLENPOOL -- Grace Dawn Claybrook, infant daughter of Erin and Mark Claybrook, died Saturday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
JENKS -- G.D. "Russ" Clodfelter, 76, retired Amoco Oil Co. draftsman, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Trinity Baptist Church, Tulsa. Mark Griffith-Westwood, Tulsa.
JENKS--Rosella (Cobb) McGehee, 67, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Heath-Griffith Funeral Service Chapel, Tulsa.
BIXBY -- Marguerite Cohea, 89, retired from Murphy Safety Switch Co., died Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa. Bixby Funeral Service.
JENKS -- Raymond Colbert, 62, died Friday. Services pending. Nindes, Jenks.
COLBURN -- William Scott, 16, of Tulsa, died Thrusday, October 24, 2002. He was a student at Bixby High School. He is survived by: his mother, Vicki Davis and her fiancee, Larry Atchley; father and step-mother, Frank and Susan Colburn; brother, Bradley Shirley; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin Colburn and Lisa; sister and brother-in-law, Sophie McKinney and Collin; step-brother, Joshua Diehl; step-sisters, Jessica, Jordan and Jullie Ann Diehl; grandparents, Ann Stout, Cliff and Carolyn Stout, Helen Colburn, Billie Gardner; nephews, James and Daniel McKinney; niece, Hunter Colburn. Funeral service is 12:30 p.m., Monday at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 252-2518.
BIXBY -- Vida Marie Cole, 89, retired farmer, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel.
BIXBY -- Wanda Nell Cole, 71, retired Heinderliter Industries business administrator, died Friday. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday and service 10 a.m. Tuesday, all at Bixby Funeral Service.
COLE -- Wanda Nell Martin, 71, of Bixby, died Friday, April 25, 2003. Retired Business Administrator for Heinderliter Industries. Survived by 4 sons, Walter Wolfram, Jr., Amarillo, TX, Robert Clay Wardlaw, Christopher Wardlaw and Kenneth Wayne Cole, all of Bixby; 1 grandson; 5 granddaughters; 1 great-grandson; and 2 great-granddaughters. Visitation Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service Tuesday, 10 a.m., Bixby Funeral Service Chapel, 369-1700.
JENKS -- Bonnie C. Marion Ridge-Collins, 81, Ted's Restaurant and Jenks Tastee Freez co-owner, died Tuesday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Beaver Street Southern Baptist Church. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith, Claremore.
RIDGE-COLLINS -- Bonnie C. Marion. Funeral service for Bonnie C. Marion Ridge-Collins will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2003 at the Beaver St. Southern Baptist Church, Jenks. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service, Claremore. Visitation will be held 1-8 p.m., Friday, at Nindes Funeral Home, Jenks. Bonnie died Tuesday, September 23, at Southwestern Medical Center, Tulsa, at the age of 81. Bonnie and her husband, Ted Marion co-owned Ted's Restaurant and Jenks Tastee Freez from 1960 - 1975. Survivors include her husband, Gene of the home; daughter, Connie Crain of Jenks; and son, John T. Marion of Trophy Club, TX. Friends may view Bonnie's tribute and leave memories at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com. Musgrove-Meriott-Smith Funeral Service, 341-2487.
GLENPOOL -- Barbara D. Collyar, 65, retired secretary, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service.
GLENPOOL -- Paul Collyar, 68, retired, died Tuesday. Services pending. Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service.
From "Schaudt's Funeral Service & Cremation Care Centers"
Paul Le Roy Collyar
(April 30, 1936 - September 7, 2004)
Paul Le Roy Collyar, 68, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2004 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Collyar resided in Glenpool for the past 9 years moving from Jenks, Oklahoma.
Mr. Collyar was born April 30, 1936 in Blackwell, Oklahoma; graduated from Shidler High School and served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1959 as Sergeant 1st Class Artillery Mechanic during the Korean War. Mr. Collyar worked and retired in 2002 from Terminex Pest Control as a pest control operator. Paul was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Glenpool.
On November 26, 1982, Mr. Collyar married the love of his life, Barbara Dean Collyar. His lovely wife went to be with her Lord on February 2, 2004.
Mr. Collyar was preceded in death by both parents, Floyd Collyar and Lulla Rollins Collyar. He is survived by sister: Loraine Randall, Kingfisher, OK; brothers: Bill Lyons, Okmulgee; Roy White, Blackwell, Frank White, Oklahoma City; Herman White, Perry; daughters: Cindy Denham, Ft. Worth, TX; Rhonda Huffman, Wynfield, KS; step-son: Ken Perkins, Mannford and step-daughter Ronda Perkins Palmer, Glenpool. Mr. Collyar has 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Glenpool, Oklahoma with the Reverend Brett Allen officiating.
Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schuadt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care Center. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, September 9, 2004
9-9 Death Notices
COLLYAR, Paul -- Paul Le Roy Collyar, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 in Tulsa. He was born April 30, 1936 in Blackwell.
On Nov. 26, 1982 he married Barbara Dean Collyar. His wife died Feb. 2, 2004.
From "The Tulsa World," Friday, September 10, 2004
GLENPOOL -- Paul Collyar, 68, retired Terminex operator, died Tuesday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church. Cremation Care Centers.
BIXBY -- Cheyanne Elizabeth Conley, infant daughter of Elizabeth Hubbard and Travis Conley, died April 11. Graveside service was held April 13. Bixby Cemetery. Leonard & Marker.
Caolyn Bernice (Conley) Ridgeway died at her home Jan. 22, 2002. She was 83.
She was born in Jenks, Jan. 27, 1918, to Tillman and Jessie Annis (Wilson) Conley, and was a salesperson.
No services were planned. She was cremated and the ashes were buried in the Conley family plot in the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors.
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 6600 S. Yale, Tulsa, OK 74136.
She married Wilson Ridgeway. After his death 27 years ago, she returned to her native Jenks where she made her home till her death.
Survivors include her niece Paula (Claypool) Noyes, and her husband, John, of Jenks; and a sister, Fannie Meek of Liberal, Kansas.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
GLENPOOL -- Charles Wayne Cook, 51, carpenter, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Oldham Memorial Church, Muskogee. Lescher-Millsap.
BIXBY -- Elizabeth Marie (Deweese) Cook, 92, homemaker, died Tuesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Resthaven Cemetery, Sperry. Christian-Gavlik, Broken Arrow.
BIXBY -- Robert K. Cook, 83, photographer, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Moore's Eastlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
Lidie E. Cook, 80, died June 4 in Moore, Okla. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Monday at Bixby Cemetery.
Mrs. Cook moved to Jenks from Weber Falls in 1911 where she lived until moving to Moore last year.
She is survived by Peggy Clingelsmith of Moore; a son, C. D. Mitchell of Houston; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Dee Watson from New Mexico.
Riverside Funeral Home was in charge.
COOPER -- Callie Irene, 95, passed away early Saturday morning, June 1, 2002, at the Grace Living Center in Jenks, OK (5 miles south of Tulsa), due to complications following a colon operation. She was born in Agency, IA, September 17, 1906, the daughter of William and Minnie Headman. The family moved to Texas and then to Green Forest, AR before she was 5 years old. In 1926 she met and married A.E. "Pee Wee" Cooper, who preceded her in death in 1954 in Dawson, OK. Mr. Cooper had 1 son, Jimmy Leon by a former marriage. Mrs. Cooper joined Dawson Baptist Church in 1935 and worked in many departments including the Choir. The church changed names several times but she never changed her membership. Jimmy and 1 granddaughter, Loretta, as well as all of her immediate family except 1 sister preceded her in death. Those remaining are grandchildren, Jerry Cooper of Joplin, MO, Leta Chris Millikin of Eucha, OK, John A. of Silver City, OK, Wilma Marie of Sumter, SC, Lavella and James of Mannford, OK; many great-grandchildren including Virginia Beth Cannon of Glenpool; and a host of great-great-grandchildren; also 2 nephews in Iowa, Joe Overturf of West Des Moines, and Glenn Hill of Fairfield; 1 sister, Leta Headman Crow of Heatheridge Assisted Living Center in Tulsa. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Second Chance Baptist Church (formerly Maplewood Avenue Baptist Church), the Rev. Chase Bales officiating. Graveside service 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Green Forest, AR. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Ninde Funeral Directors, Ninde-Whisenhunt Chapel, 592-3666.
BIXBY -- Cleo L. Cooper, 91, homemaker, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Bixby Funeral Home Chapel.
BIXBY -- John R. Cooper III, 24, surveyor, died Wednesday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday and service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Juanita G. Cooper, 83, seamstress, died Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday, Bixby Cemetery. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Robert Lee Cooper, 78, retired auto parts salesman, died Sunday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home and service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Midwest Agape Chapel.
BIXBY -- Shirley Copley, 68, retired bookkeeper, died Friday in Tulsa. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Hayhurst Funeral Home, Broken Arrow, and service 10 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Broken Arrow.
BIXBY--Willard Ray Cordle, 68, retired Tulsa Public Schools building maintenance supervisor, died Thrusday. Visitation 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Monday, Shellenbarger Free Will Baptist Church.
BIXBY -- Rowland Corwin, 61, automotive body repairman, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel.
CHARLES F. COSBY
Charles F. Cosby, 67, passed away Nov. 17 at his home in Jenks. Burial this week is pending, scheduled for a private cemetery under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home.
Cosby was born in Jenks, Sept. 15, 1936 the son of Guy and Leita Cosby.
He served in the Marine Corps and graduated from Northeastern State University. He taught history at Edison High School and later owned Pioneer Stone Masonry Co.
He recently moved back from Kansas City, Kan.
He is survived by his sons Clayton and Clint, daughters Vicki, Tammy and Tonya, three grandchildren, one brother, Bill Cosby and a sister, Marge Roberts. He was preceded in death by his sister Wanda Simmons as well as his parents.
GLENPOOL -- Hattie L. Cothern, 69, homemaker, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service Chapel.
BIXBY - Sandra Sue Cotton, 47, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel.
GLENPOOL -- Frank Cougler, 77, electrician, died Feb. 22. Services pending. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
BIXBY -- Jesse Willard Courtney, 84, self-employed, died Wednesday. Private family service. Rose Hill, Tulsa.
GLENPOOL -- John Eric Courtney, 44, Dave's Crown & Bridge Inc. lab technician, died Friday. Visitation 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Schaudet's Glenpool Funeral Service, and graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson.
TULSA -- James Marvin Covey, 93 retired real estate sales manager, died Thursday. Services pending. Moore's Memory.
COVEY, John Marcus Sr., 77, retired Sun Oil Refinery chaplain, died Tuesday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Mark Griffith-Westwood.
COVEY -- Lucille "Lucy," 83, passed away July 28, 2001. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church since 1949 and an avid bowler for 45 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Survived by: daughter, Darla Hall; sister, Lorena Hollis, both of Tulsa; grandsons, Del Gann and his wife, Debbie, Broken Arrow, Rusty Gann and his wife, Debbie, Tulsa; granddaughters, Dena Byrd, Tulsa, Brandy Hickerson and her husband, Bryan, Terlton; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Covey; a daughter, Beverly Gann; a great-granddaughter, Amber Gann; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Service 10 a.m., Wednesday, Trinity Baptist Church. Interment, Covey Cemetery (Jenks). Mark Griffith Memorial-Westwood. 446-0010.
GLENPOOL--Alice C. Covington, 87, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Glenpool First Baptist Church. Mobley-Dodson, Sand Springs.
BIXBY -- Alta F. Cowan, 81, interior decorator, died Sunday. Services pending. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, May 17, 2005
COWAN, Alta F., 81, interior decorator, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel.
MARTHA D. COWHERD
Nineteen Hundred Five
November Twenty First,
Nineteen Hundred Ninety
River Oaks Christian Church
Monday, November 26, 1990
Officiating ----- Rev. Dick Creek
"Because He Lives"
"Beyond The Sunset"
Vocalist ----- Leann Rockwell
Organist ----- Charlotte Grove
Warren Ray ----- Boyce Schrack
Don Volkl ----- Bob Pereff
Tom Bailey ----- Bob Parks
The Adelphian Group Of
The River Oaks Christian Church
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Memorial Park Cemetery
(Ninde Funeral Directors)
A piece of Jenks has left us - Rollin L. Cowherd died Feb. 6.
He and his wife, Martha, who died in November 1990, lived in the two-story white house at the corner of First and A Streets. They joined with others to help weave the fabric of Jenks.
Through their role in banking, the Cowherds were an integral part of building early in Jenks. In the later years of their lives, when physical limitations kept them from an active role in community affairs, they shared their knowledge and continued making contributions for which they wanted no credit.
The man called "Mr. Cowherd" out of love and respect served three terms as Mayor and was at the helm of many orginazations.
Months before Martha's death, they were asked to share some of their accomplishments with a writer. In the very kindest way he could, Mr. Cowherd said he would not want anyone to think he was "blowing his own horn." The lady he called "Mama or Mother" patiently listened and finally said, "R.L., you help that girl, it will be okay."
The man whose family had lived in a dug-out when building materials were few, had indeed lived a life most would be proud to tout. Always humble and modest, he liked to do the giving, he just did not seem to enjoy the praise that followed.
His tales of bank robberies, baankers trading money on county section lines - before armored trucks - and stories about customers of the bank reflected a life he and Martha had truly enjoyed.
Rollin and Martha shared a marriage of 66 years, raised two sons and assisted in the education of many.
After entering the banking business in Commerce, Oklahoma, he moved up the ladder of management until purchasing interest in the Jenks Bank of Commerce in 1948, where he stayed until retiring in 1975.
He and Martha became very involved and busy. They helped charter the River Oaks Christian Church and continued the support the rest of their lives. Minister Mike Harenza said that long after Mr. Cowherd's health was failing, he would come to summer Bible school to be with the kids, even if it meant being out in the heat.
Mr. Cowherd held every office in the Jenks Masonic Lodge and the Jenks Lions club. One of his favorite events was the Lions Club Pancake Breakfasts. Well into his 80's, he could be found wearing an apron and serving pancakes or washing dishes. Of course, that would only be after he had been out selling tickets up and down the streets of Jenks.
He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge and the Oklahome State Bankers Association, which honored him for his 50 years of service to banking.
The Tulsa County Fair Board, FFA, Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Girl Scouts, and Civil Defense Corps were among the groups who had awarded him so many honors. Martha said he kept them upstairs so visitors could not see how many there were.
The both loved the memory of being able to give kids loans from the bank so they could belong to FFA and buy animals. The pride came from telling about kids who had learned valuable skills from the care and exhibiting of their animals and used those skills in leadership positions.
Not being able to attend church was hard for both Cowherds. When Mr. Cowherd was able, you could see his Mercedes, Cadillac or four-wheel drive headed to church. A friend said Mr. Cowherd once stopped him on the street and asked if he wanted to go to breakfast. The meal was donuts and coffee at Church. The gentleman said he enjoyed the meal and friendship.
When Martha became ill, Rollin became nurse and housekeeper. He also tok pride in his garden, flowers and yard. As long as he was able, he could be found caring for the home and yard that he loved so much. When asked how he was doing, he had a fairly standard reply, "Better than I have a right to be."
When told his days could be measured, he never once appeared bitter about his fate. He could find no fault in the opportunity to join his beloved Martha. He said he had tried to live a good life and he had no fear of his next calling.
The Cowherds are survived by two sons, R.C. and George R.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
GLENPOOL--Clyde A. Cox, 76, retired dairy farmer, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel, Bixby.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," January 21, 2002
COX, Clyde A. - funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in the Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel.
Leonard & Marker Funeral Home of Bixby was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cox, 76, of Glenpool, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002. He was a dairy farmer.
BIXBY--Danny Michael Cox, 45, plumber, died Sunday. Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
BIXBY -- Donald R. Cox, 66, retired Oryx Energy financial analyst, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY -- Ila V. Cox, 88, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY -- Mary Frankie Adeline (Beade) Cox, 67, hairstylist, died Sunday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, and service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shellenbarger Free Will Baptist Church.
BIXBY -- George Francis Coyle 84, retired Sinclair Oil-Arco purchasing manager, died Wednesday. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Clement Catholic Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Clea A. Craig, 94, homemaker, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel.
CRAIN - Brenda Joyce, 53, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 9 2001. Born December 18, 1947 in Claremore, OK, the daughter of J.W. "Jack" and Lena Agnes (Godsey) Van Arsdel. Married Cecil Lee Crain on September 30, 1966. They made their home in Jenks where they were Co-Owners of Crain-Wilson Inc. Mini-Storage. She was a devoted wife and mother who always had a positive outlook on life. Survivors: husband of 34 years, Cecil; daughter Kelli Leann Crain Stewart and her husband, Samuel Reed Stewart of Jenks; son, Brian Keith Crain and his wife, Lisa Ann of Jenks; sisters, Ruby Petty of Tulsa and Barbara Ann Van Arsdel of Jenks. Service Wedensday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Jenks Regular Baptist Church with interment in Bixby Cemetery. Memorials: Jenks Regular Baptist Church. Ninde Funeral Directors, Jenks Chapel, 299, 5001.
BIXBY--Susie Cramp, 88, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God. Lescher-Millsap, Muskogee.
GLENPOOL -- Lawrence Gene Crandell, 57, Lexus of Tulsa master technician, found dead Sunday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday, Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
May Twenty Eighth
Nineteen Hundred Twenty
May Twenty Sixth
Nineteen Hundred Ninety Three
Jenks United Methodist Church
Friday, May 28, 1993
Rev. Ed Coy Light
"My God And I"
#378 --- "Amazing Grace"
Vocalist --- Joan Downer
Organist --- Barry Krueger
Don Lenaburg --- Delbert Dewey
Arnold Overton --- Norman Ryser
Charles Maple --- Paul Jenkins
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Ninde Funer Directors
BIXBY -- Smitty Crawford, 68, retired W.R. Grace Chemical Co. computer programmer, died Monday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Leonard & Marker Funeral Home.
BIXBY -- Ralph Craycraft, 61, retired meat cutter and The Vinyl-Man II co-owner, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, downtown Church of Christ. Leonard & Marker.
JENKS -- Grady N. Creech, 76, carpenter, died Monday. Service p.m. Friday, Ninde Woodland Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
Services were held Saturday in Manger Baptist Church for Mrs. Elsie Creekmore, 62, who died Thursday.
Survivors include three sons, Loy Creekmore and Wayne Creekmore, both of Jenks, and Jim D. Creekmore of Tulsa; two daughters, Mrs. Dorcus Crenshaw of Jenks, and Mrs. Luther Metcalf of Bixby; three brothers, Claude Simmons of Bixby, Cal Simmons of Maryville, Mo., and Roy Simmons of Alma, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Ullrich of Vera, Mrs. Delcy Walkup of Rosewell, N. M., and Mrs. Susie King of Sallisaw.
Interment was in Bixby Cemetery under direction of Riverside Funeral home in Jenks.
CRINER - Earl Gene, 65, of Bixby, retired American Foundry employee, died Friday. Survived by: his wife of 32 years, Arlene Criner; his daughter, Tammy Owens; and 4 grandchildren; his mother-in-law; 4 brothers; 1 sister; various nieces, newphews and friends. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been set up at Citizens Security Bank P. O. Box 130, Bixby, OK 74008, acct. #250035 to help the family with expenses. Graveside service, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Bixby Funeral Service, 369-1700.
JENKS -- Ginger B. Crittenden, 33, homemaker, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Fitzgerald's Southwood Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
BIXBY -- Ernest E. Crocker, 96, retired teacher, died Sunday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, and service 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church.
BIXBY -- Velma H. Crocker, 90, teacher, died Saturday. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY--Pauline Mae Crofford, 75, homemaker, died Friday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Christian-Gavlik.
BIXBY -- Anthony Joe Crook, age unavailable, landscaper, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Friday, All Tribes Community Church, Tulsa. Midtown, Tulsa.
BIXBY--Carl Raymond Crow, 85, retired railroad worker, died Saturday. Services pending. Johnson, Sperry.
BIXBY -- Mildred A. "Joy" Crowder, 84, retired Avon manager, died Thursday. Service was held Saturday. Bixby Funeral Service.
JENKS -- Elmo Crowell, 66, died Sunday. Visitation 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday; both at Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, Bixby; rosary 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and service 11 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Clements Catholic Church, Bixby.
Services for Elmo Hill Crowell, 66, were Oct. 16, at St. Clements Catholic Church. A Rosary service was also held. Father Dan Mueggenborg officiated.
Burial was in Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Leonard and Marker Funeral Home.
Elmo Hill "Moe" Crowell was born Aug. 8, 1936 to James and Goldie (Hill) Crowell. He died Oct. 13, 2002, in Tulsa.
He graduated from Liberty-Mounds High School in 1955 and afterward worked for Medco Products and Patterson Steel. He was also a surveyor and inspector for the Corps of Engineers at Lock and Dam 18.
Crowell's survivors include his wife, Jerre Crowell; a son, Ronald and his wife, Sylvia Crowell, of Hectorville; a daughter, Cathern and her husband, Kenneth Hazelwood, of Jenks; brothers Pat and his wife Almeda Crowell, of Liberty Mounds and Mike and his wife, Jeanette Crowell, Blue Jacket and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jim Crowell.
BIXBY -- Leonard G. Crumbliss, 76, Leonard's TV Service owner, died Saturday. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday. Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, and service 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church.
CUMBLEY -- Rozella Hazel, 89, of Reno, NV, died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Washoe Medical Center. Born June 17, 1912, to Charles M. Inhofe and Carrie Six Inhofe. Preceded in death by her huband, Joseph William Cumbley; sister, Lavonne Ingersoll; 2 brothers, Charles Inhofe and Lloyd Inhofe. Survived by a son, William Joseph Cumbley of Sun Valley, NV; brother, Allen Inhofe of Sapulpa, OK; and 2 sisters, Clarice Creekmore of Jenks, OK and Dixie Huffman of Tulsa, OK; 3 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral to be held at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, 6500 South 129th East Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK on April 1, 2002 at 2 p.m. ross, Burke & Knobel Mortuary, 775-359-0440.
CUNNINGHAM -- Marie, 78, of Jenks. Service was held Friday, December 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Tulsa. Pastor Keith Cressman officiated with service under the direction of the Locust Grove Funeral Home. Mrs. Cunningham was born March 5, 1922 in Jenks to William J. and Julia Etta Allen. She passed from this life on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 in Tulsa. She grew up in Jenks, graduating from Jenks High School in 1939. She married Marvin E. Cunningham on January 25, 1940 in Tulsa County. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the Jenks area. She was a member of the Jenks Methodist Church and of Jenks Chapter #407, Order of the Eastern Star. She especially loved spending time at the family cabin on Grand Lake. She was a great Mom and Grandma who will be truly missed. She is survived by a daughter, Marietta Knight and husband, Mel of Jenks; son, Gary E. Cunningham of Jenks; sister, Anne Woolworth of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jeanne, Diane, Steve and Kelly Cunningham, Marvin and Chip Knight; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: both parents; her husband, Marvin E. Cunningham; son, Marvin L. Cunningham; and daughter Marian Bradakis. In lieu of other remembrances Marie's family suggests that donations be made to Meals On Wheels.
JENKS -- Evelyn Mae Phillips-Cuplean, 91, retired bookkeeper, died Saturday. Services pending. Schaudt's, Glenpool.
From "The Sapulpa Daily Herald," Wednesday, January 18, 2006
CUPLEAN, Evelyn -- Evelyn Mae Phillips-Cuplean, 91, died Satureday, Jan. 14, 2006. She was born Nov. 17, 1914 in Jenks.
Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 at Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service Chapel.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.
CURTIS -- James H., 66. passed away November 3, 2002, at Grace Living Center in Jenks, OK. Born in Tulsa, OK in 1936 to parents, Lee and Sylvia (Pruitt) Curtis, Jim graduated from Webster High School in 1956 and retired from a long career as a Welder. He was also a member of Local 798 Pipeliners Union. He is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Judy and grandson, Brittan Curtis. Survivors include sons, Jeff Curtis and wife, Cathy of Scott AFB, IL, and Jamie Curtis and wife, Krista of Tulsa, OK; daughters, Jennifer Combs and husband, Mark of Sachse, TX and J.J. Curtis of Sachse, TX; brothers, Douglas Curtis of Tucson, AZ and Orrell Curtis of Pineville, MO; sister Norma Newman and husband, Benny of Tulsa, OK; and 7 grandchildren. Rosary will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., Thursday, both at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Interment following at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, 585-1151.
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