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JENKS -- ESTER MAE RABON, 83, retired church librarian, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church of Jenks. Ninde, Jenks.
BIXBY -- Homer Rader, 58, Sunday in a Tulsa hospital (Kennard, Broken Arrow).
BIXBY -- Eunice Ileene (Wright) Ragland, 79, retired dietitian, died Monday. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel.
GLENPOOL -- Cleo Felix "Bud" Rainwater, 79, retired surveyor, died Sunday. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, March 15, 2005
RAINWATER, Cleo -- Cleo Felix "Bud" Rainwater died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Claremore Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1925 in Depew.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Schaudt's Glenpool Service Chapel with burial immediately following at Bixby Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at
GLENPOOL -- Freda Sylvetta Rainwater, 74, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Church of the Good Shepherd, Sapulpa. Leonard & Marker, Bixby.
JENKS -- Troy Ramey, 73, Ramey's Garage owner, died Monday. Viewing 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday. Ninde Funeral Home, and services 2 p.m. Thursday, Regular Baptist Church.
Services for Troy Ramey, 73, longtime Jenks resident were 2 p.m., March 15 at the Regular Baptist Church, Jenks, with Rev. Troy Hayes officiating.
Burial was in the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors, Jenks Chapel.
Pallbearers included Donnie Beeler, Darrell Beeler, Danny Beeler, Zack Beeler, Brad Ramey and Terry Ramey.
Ramey died Monday, March 12, 2001.
Born Sept. 3, 1927 in Coalgate, Okla., to Truman and Merendie Adline (Bohannon) Ramey, he was a retired volunteer fireman and ambulance driver and served in the military in World War II. He and his late wife, Betty, owned and operated Ramey's Wrecker Service and Garage. Betty preceded Troy in death Dec. 3, 1992. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lois Beeler.
Troy is survived by two daughters, Carol Lynn Ramey of Jenks and Jeanne Ann Traylor of Spring, Texas; two sons, Wendell Gene Ramey and Troy Don Ramey, both of Jenks; two brothers, Junior Ramey and Bobby Ramey and very special friend Dorothy Morris, all of Jenks; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
JENKS -- Wendell G. Ramey, 57, carpet installer, died Wednesday. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Bethel Baptist Church. Ninde Woodland, Tulsa.
Funeral services for Mary Lois (Ramey) Beeler, 64, a long-time resident of Jenks, were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Beaver Street Baptist Church.
The Rev. Troy Hayes officiated. Interment was in Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Jenks Chapel.
Mrs. Beeler died on Sunday, June 7, 1998 at her home. She was born on Nov. 21, 1933 in Coalgate, Okla. to the late Truman and Addie (Bohannon) Ramey.
She was a member of Jenks Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include her husband Leamon; three sons, Danny, Donny and Darrell Beeler, all of Jenks; three brothers, Troy, Junior and Bob Ramey, all of Jenks; and six grandchildren, Ben, Zach, Ryan, Chase, Dallas and Lacy Beeler, all of Jenks.
Pall bearers were Billy Smith, Terry Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Todd Davis, Kelly McGonigal, Tommy Jones and Josh McElhaney.
BIXBY -- Dorothy Vera Ramsey, 84, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Michael Ryan Ramsey, 27, Church on the Move director on communications, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Church on the Move, Tulsa. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, September 24, 2002
RAMSEY -- Michael "Ryan." On September 20, 2002, a great man of God began to partake of the eternal glories of Heaven. Besides his love for God and the Bible, Ryan dearly loved his wife, Sarah. He also loved biking with his friends and playing golf. Ryan will always be remembered as a man of great faith and integrity. His faith in God was an example to countless family members and friends. Ryan, we love you and our hearts are broken but we would never bring you back from your first love, Jesus Christ, and the splendor of your new home; no one we know is more worthy of such a reward. Service for Ryan Ramsey, 27, of Bixby, OK (formerly of Sand Springs, OK) will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at Church on the Move with Rev. Willie George officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Haven in Broken Arrow. Pallbearers will be Chris Ditto, Brian Binkley, Joe McGee, Ben Juster, Joe Rosario and Chris Reeves. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to ONEIGHTY Youth Center, c/o Church on the Move, 1003 N. 129th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74116. Ryan was born July 11, 1975 in Tulsa, OK. He graduated from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs in 1993. He was also a graduate of Oral Roberts University and employed at Church on the Move as the Director of Communications. Survivors include his wife, Sarah (McGee) Ramsey; his parents, Mike and Sharon Ramsey; 1 sister, Julie (Ramsey) Moore; 1 nephew, Joseph Moore; 1 niece, Hannah Moore, all of Sand Springs. Paternal grandparents are Michael Don Ramsey (deceased) and Irene Ramsey, also of Sand Springs. Maternal grandparents are F. B. Howe of Wagoner, and Jack and Louise Heffley of Sand Springs; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
JENKS -- William Pershing Ramsey, 87, retired Airco bookkeeper, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Satureday, Woodland Cemetery Chapel, Cleveland, Okla. Chapman-Black, Cleveland.
JENKS--S. Roscoe Randall, 72, Oklahoma Natural Gas data processor, died Friday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
RANDALL - S. Roscoe, 72, of Jenks, passed away Friday, January 11, 2002 at his residence. He was born in Tulsa on April 27, 1929, to Allen L. and Thelma Osa (Jones) Randall. Roscoe went to work for Oklahoma Natural Gas right out of high school, then served his country later in Korea in the U.S. Marine Corps before returning to O.N.G. and after approximately 39 years, retired in 1986 from the Data Processing Department. Roscoe married Wilda M. Lasson on March 4, 1950 in Tulsa. She survives as well as daughter and son-in-law, Scheryl and Rick Weirick of Tulsa; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cindy Randall of Owasso; brother and sister-in-law, Kermit and Donna Randall of Tulsa; 2 grandchildren, Allen Weirick of Tulsa and Jenna Randall of Owasso; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, 252-2518.
BIXBY--Elmer Wayne Randle, 92, retired electrical engineer, died Tuesday. Graveside services 3 p.m. Wednesday. Bixby City Cemetery. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY -- Robert Charles "Bob" Ranner, 64, real estate broker, died Feb. 25. Memorial service 3 p.m. Monday. Victory Bible Institute, Tulsa. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Wauthena Presley Ratcliff, 72, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 5 p.m. Friday, New Beginnings Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
JENKS -- Ruby Rathbone, 101, retired retailer, died Sunday. Services pending. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, May 17, 2005
RATHBONE, Ruby Mae, 101, retired Ben Franklin Store owner, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Beaver Street Southern Baptist Church, Jenks, and graveside service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Mo. Moore's Southlawn.
JENKS--Gertie Ratliff, 87, homemaker, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Tulsa. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
Gertrude (Gertie) Ratliff, 87, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 in Jenks.
Born March 21, 1914 in Alma, Ark. to James and Maud Kidd. Member of Central Baptist Church in Owasso. Beloved mother of her son, Bill Ratliff and wife, Georgia of Jenks; a grandson, Brian Ratliff and wife, Amy, of Jenks; also survived by sisters, Norma Jean Massey of Tulsa, and Doris Tabor of Bristow; brothers Calvin Kidd, and Jim Kidd, all of Tulsa and Reeves Kidd of Fresno, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. Moore's Southlawn Chapel 663-2233.
BIXBY -- Arlene M. Ray, 84, died Saturday. Services pending. Shurden, Henryetta.
BIXBY -- Delma D. Ream, 54, St. Francis Hospital licensed practical nurse, died Feb. 7. Private family services. AdamsCrest Cremation, Tulsa.
Jess Frank Reese, 58, an 11-year employee of the Braden Winch Co., Broken Arrow, died here Tuesday.
Reese was born in Mountain Home, Ark. Funeral arrangements under direction of Hendricks Funeral home, had not been completed Wednesday morning.
Survivors include the widow, Ruby; four sons, Jess, Kenneth, Ruel Lee and Justine R.; four daughters, Etha Mae, Mrs. William Praitt, Mrs. Vesta Taylor and Mrs. Caroline Bevenne; three step-sisters, Mrs. Emily Duensing, Mrs. Alta Conger and Mrs. Alma Yates; two brothers, Floyd and Don Reese and Bill Thompson, a half-brother.
Charles E. Reid, Jr., 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reid Sr. of Glenpool, was killed Sunday in a motocycle accident near Mystic, Conn. Reid, with the U.S. Navy, had been stationed at New London, Conn., about six months serving aboard U.S.S. Gato.
He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and entered the Navy after graduation from Glenpool high school.
His wife is the former Karma Bradley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe John Bradley of Jenks.
In addition to his widow and parents, he is survived by a son, Brent, 8 months; a daughter, Tracey Lynn, 3; two brothers, Reece Reid of Tulsa and Lloyd Allen, also serving aboard the U.S.S. Gato; two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Roberts of Tulsa and Nita Deaton of Glenpool; grandmothers, Mrs. Sylvia Biffle of Glenpool and Mrs. Eva Jane Reid of Broken Arrow.
Full military services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the First Church of God in Tulsa, with burial at Wetumka, Okla. Ninde Colonial Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora B. Reinert, 82, of 406 East Apache, were held Thursday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist church. Interment was in Floral Haven.
Mrs. Reinert had lived in Jenks since 1939. She was with her daughter, Mrs. Edra Gough in Kansas City, Kan., at the time of her death. She was the widow of Charles A. Reinert, who died Feb. 7, 1966.
She was a member of the Pioneer Club of Jenks, and attended First Baptist church in Jenks.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edra Gough, Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Loveta Setterberg, Apple Valley, Calif., Mrs. Vera Tripp, Casper, Wyo., and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Harper of Tulsa.
JENKS -- Marlene Resetz, 61, retired sales representative, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
BIXBY -- Velma L. Reynolds, 90, homemaker, died Sunday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday and service 10 a.m. Friday, both at Leonard & Marker Funeral Home.
GLENPOOL--Becky Lynn (Egbert) Rhea, 51, accountant, died Tuesday. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
GLENPOOL -- Clara M. Rhyne, 74, homemaker, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker, Bixby.
BIXBY -- Gary W. Rice, 54, retired machinist, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel.
RICE, Kenda Lynn, 40, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Sharon Church, Gotebo. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Manger Baptist Church. Ray & Martha, Hobart.
JENKS -- Longtime City Clerk Kenda Lynn Rice died Wednesday following a short illness, city officials said. She was 40.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Church, north of Gotebo, under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home in Hobart.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Manger Baptist Church in Tulsa.
Rice had worked in the municipal offices since 1992 and also was the city's finance director.
"Kenda has been a key member of the city's management team, which has dealt with bond funding and projects such as the Oklahoma Aquarium," City Manager Randy Ewing said.
Rice also was a trustee and former chairwoman of the Metropolitan Environmental Trust.
She is survived by one son, Kyle, of the home; her mother, Ruby Rice; and a brother, Michael Rice, of Gotebo.
Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Friday at Bell Broadway Funeral Chapel of Costa Mesa, Calif., for Michael Everett Richard, 19. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Richard and brother of Mrs. Peggy Carmona and Lee Richard, all of Costa Mesa.
He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anglin of Jenks and Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Richard of Tulsa and nephew of Betty Anglin, Mrs. Darlene Wiley, Mrs. Doris French, Sammy Anglin, Danny Anglin, Mrs. Juanita Melton, Mrs. Wanda Barber of Jenks.
He died as a result of cerebral palsy. Burial was in Harbor Rest Memorial Park, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Mrs. Sam Anglin, Sammy Anglin, Mrs. Doris French, Mrs. Juanita Melton and Mrs. Darlene Wiley and daughter Sonya Lea attended the funeral.
JENKS -- Ruby Lwanda Richards, 82, died Monday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Wolf Cemetery, Wolf. Swearingen, Seminole.
BIXBY--Shannon Richardson, 26, died July 19. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Morris Heights Cemetery, Orlando. Brown-Dugger, Perry.
BIXBY -- Mary Gail (Stevens) Richison, 61, homemaker, died Monday. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Church of the Nazarene, Tulsa. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Glenpool -- Don Ricketts, 74, of Glenpool died today at his home.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Church, Glenpool, with the Rev. Bob Thomas officiating.
Burial will be at the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 15, 1912, in Marion County, Ark. He had lived in this area since 1940.
Mr. Ricketts was a member of the Kiefer Masonic Lodge No. 488 and he was a Baptist.
He operated heavy equipment for Tulsa County District No. 2 for 25 years.
Survivors include wife Opel, daughter Mary Bell of Glenpool, two grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
BIXBY -- Yvonne B. Rickner, 68, Watkins Sand Co. dispatcher, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Beginnings Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
BIXBY -- Selma O. Riddle, 87, homemaker, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel, Abilene, Texas. Bixby Funeral Service.
Services were held for Lisa Gay Rider, 35, April 8, at the Bixby Funeral Service Colonial Chapel officiated by Rev. Fred Beesley. Interment was at the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Jack Selby - Bixby Funeral Service.
Mrs. Rider was born July 16, 1960, in Tulsa. She was the daughter of Jackie and Irma Morris Beene. She died at Broken Arrow Medical Center from injuries received in a one-car accident near Coweta April 4.
Mrs. Rider grew up in the Liberty Mounds area and attended Liberty Mounds High School.
She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Troy Morris and her father, Jackie Beene.
Mrs. Rider is survived by her husband, Jim Rider, and two daughters, Jamie and Lacey Rider of the home; her mother, Irma Beene, Bixby; maternal grandmother, Mary Bell Morris of Bixby; paternal grandparents, Dalton and Erma Beene of Bixby; and one brother, Scott Beene of Bixby; one sister, Shelly Martin, Bixby.
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.
Funeral services for Mrs. Leesia Alice Riggs, 81, who died in a Broken Arrow nursing home Saturday, were held in the Holiness church at Georgia, Tex., Tuesday.
Mrs. Riggs, a native of Nashville, Tenn., had lived with her daughter, Mrs. S. T. Brackeen, in Jenks for the past three years, having come here from Grove, Tex. She was a member of the Honey Grove Church of Christ.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Brackeen are two sisters, Mrs. Annie Broome, Brownfield, Tex., and Mrs. Georgia Meadows, Waxahachie, Tex., 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Interment was at Georgia with Hendricks funeral home in Jenks in charge of arrangements.
RISNER, Gloria -- Gloria Jean Risner, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 in Tulsa. She was born March 21, 1941 in Ravenna, Ohio.
Services will be kept private.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.
BIXBY -- Louvernie V. Roach, 89, homemaker, formerly of Bixby, died Wednesday. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita, Kan.
ROACH -- Louvernie V., 89, homemaker, died Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Born April 19, 1916 to Frank C. and Lucy A. (Porter) Roat in Bixby, OK. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS. Preceded in death by husband, Garnett. Survivors: sons, John of Newton, KS, Dale and Edward, both of Wichita; daughters, Frances Tiemeyer of Enfield, CT, Linda Roach of Wichita,; brothers, Howard Roat of Eufaula, OK, Harold Roat of Oklahoma; sister Effie Carr of Phoenix, AZ; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. A memorial has been established with Douglas Avenue Assembly of God, 4501 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67212.
Mrs. Pearl I. Roach, 72, died in a Tulsa hospital August 20, after an illness of several months. She suffered from a heart condition.
She was the widow of Charles A. Roach, who died in 1942. She was a member of the First Methodist church of Jenks, and a native of Jefferson county, Mo.
Survivors include one son, J. D. Roach, Tulsa, and one brother, William Hoagg, Kansas City, Mo.
Services were held August 22, at the First Methodist church in Jenks. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Tulsa, with arrangements by the Hendricks Funeral Home.
BIXBY -- Anna Robelo, 90, homemaker, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, June 17, 2003
STEVEN WILLIAM ROBERSON
Steven William Roberson, 34, of Tulsa, died Saturday, June 14, 2003.
Steven was born Sept. 27, 1968 in Rifle, Colo. and had lived in Tulsa for the past six years. He was a forklift operator for Mathis Brothers Furniture, had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his parents Nancie Roberson of Apache and Albert Roberson of Craig, Colo.; children Brook Nicole Roberson, Kyle Mathew Roberson and Kody Shawn Roberson, all of the home; brother and sisters Devin Roberson of Craig, Colo., Stacey Roberson, of Wynnewood, and Lois Hann, of Bixby; and fiancee Shanna Waltoobaugh.
Graveside services have been set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at Bixby Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Ohls officiating.
Interment will follow under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
BIXBY -- Aaron Bradley Roberts, infant son of Michelle and Brad Roberts, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Beginnings Baptist Church. Leonard & Marker.
Funeral services for Alphonso K. Roberts, 70, 324 S. 6th, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Airview Assembly of God church. He died June 23.
Roberts is survived by a son, Clifford Roberts of 222 E. Duncan. Services were under direction of Riverside Funeral Home.
Services for Clifford Harold Roberts, 73, of Jenks, were noon, Oct. 31, at the Woodlake Assmebly of God Church, Tulsa, with Rev. H. A. Brummet officiating.
Burial was in the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors, Jenks Chapel.
Pallbearers included J.B. Rogers, Jim Rogers, Fred Jordan, Larry Small, Troy Chisum and Don Cosson.
Roberts died at his home in Jenks on MOnday, Oct. 28, 2002.
Born April 3, 1929 in Oklahoma City to Alfonso Kleaver and Mary Marie (Phipps) Roberts, he worked as a pipe fitter for Sun Oil Company for 35 years. Roberts' family made their home in the Drumright area until he was 10 years old moving to Jenks in 1939 where he has made his home ever since.
He and Betty Katheleen Keeton were married on May 5, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1990 after 39 years of marriage.
Survivors include a daughter, Cliffonia Kay Merchant of Lewisville, Tex.; a son, David Allen Roberts and wife Tanya of Jenks; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter.
BIXBY -- Freeda G. Roberts, 83, retired salesclerk, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Hough Chapel Church, Lebanon, Mo. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Roberts, Press D., 86, retired farmer, Friday. Services today, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel.
BIXBY -- John Robertson, 76, retired, died Tuesday. Services pending. Bixby Funeral Service.
From "The Tulsa World," Thursday, November 20, 2003
ROBERTSON -- John, 76, of Bixby. Retired NAPA Auto Parts Owner. Passed away Tuesday, NOvember 18, 2003. Servived by wife, Jo Helen, daughters JoAnna Gillette, Montgomery, AL, Karen Johnson and husband, Philip, Bixby, grandchildren, Kacey Lysdale and Rachel Johnson; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; and 5 sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Visitation Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Service 2 p.m., Friday, First United Methodist Church, Bixby. Memorial tributes may be left at www.bixbyfuneralservice.com. Bixby Funeral Service, 369-1700.
GLENPOOL -- Alan Robinson, 51, sheet metal worker, died Friday. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
Mrs. Anna Mae Robinson, 86, who lived in the Liberty Mounds area, died Friday in a Sapulpa hospital. She had been an area resident since 1930, moving here from Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rube, who died in October, 1978. She was a Baptist.
Surving are three daughters, Wratha Jensen of Inola, Imogene Adkinson of Route 1, Mounds, Maxine Bradley of Tulsa; two sons, Glenn Robinson of Tulsa and Lavern Robinson of Shidler; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Leonard Funeral Home Chapel at Bixby with the Revs. Jim Goines and Dalton Beene officiating. Interment will be in Duck Creek Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Clarence Brown, Junior Stice, Marvin Jones, Fred Tuttle, J. M. Cox and Shy Ketchum.
Funeral service for James E. Robinson, 67, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Manger Baptist Church, with burial the following morning at Floral Haven.
Mr. Robinson was a retired auto trimmer and a member of Manger Baptist Church.
He came to this area from Texas 51 years ago. The family home is at 10401 South 33rd. West Ave.
Survivors include the widow Betty Jo; four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Ashton, Mrs. Mary Anita Faucoult, Mrs. June Tonney, and Mrs. Wylodean Smith; and four sons, Paul, Kenneth, Eddy and Laverne; two stepsons, Leonard Massey and James Massey; 27 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Ninde Colonial Funeral Home directed.
Memorial services for Lloyd K. Robinson, 49 of Tulsa were 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Redeemer Covenant Church, Jenks, with Rev. Bill Clark officiating. Services were under the direction of Jack Selby, Bixby Funeral Service.
Robinson died Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Tulsa.
Born May 30, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, to Lloyd and Annie Mae Johnson Robinson, he graduated at the age of 16 with honors from Lindblom Techinical High School receiving a full academic scholarship to attend McMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. There he majored in mathematics graduating with a bachelor's degree at the age of 19. Upon graduation he was offered a management position with Aetna Insurance Company.
During his tenure with Aetna, he met and married his wife Tina of 27 years. He went on to work for Hanover Insurance in Tulsa where he retired in 1996.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, of the home; one son, Christopher Robinson; one brother, Marc Robinson of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Deborah Robinson and Linda Haynes of Chicago, Illinois and nine nieces and nephews.
BIXBY -- Margie Robinson, 83, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel.
JENKS -- Robbie D. Robinson, 42, Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. employee, died Monday. Service 12:30 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
JENKS -- Lonzo Andrew Robison, 78, retired construction superintendent, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Manger Baptist Church. Ninde.
ROBISON -- Lonzo Andrew, born September 1, 1923, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, September 28, 2001. survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marie Robison. Lonzo was a man of many successes, starting a job that required him riding his bike several miles to the job site. A true American, he loved his country and served proudly in WWII. He worked as Building Superintendent for Francis Construction Co. for 33 years. He loved life and oh how he loved people. He was an active volunteer with D.A.V. It gave him joy to bring a little happiness into the lives of our vets. A gardener, could he grow a crop! And neighbors and kinfolk could testify to that with all the goodies he freely gave. He loved his fellowship at Manger Baptist Church were he was a member and Deacon for 32 faithful years. We will miss him, the words of wisdom, the joy he expressed from watching the birds on the feeder. Missed but never forgotten. A man who cared, who gave, who truly loved and now is at rest with Jesus. He is also survived by a sister, 4 brothers and many loved ones. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Manger Baptist Church. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville, Ninde Funeral Directors, Jenks Chapel, 299-5001.
ROCHAU -- Cathern Beth, of Las Cruces, NM, formerly of Tulsa and Bixby, OK died September 14, 2004 in Las Cruces. Born January 23, 1915 n Okmulgee, OK. Preceded in death by her husband, Harley A. Rochau. Survivors are son Ray A. Rochau and wife, Arlene of Grove, OK and daughter Doris H. Moore and husband, Richard of Las Cruces, NM. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Beth was a 50 year member of PEO, Chapter EG. Interment and graveside service to be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City at a date yet to be determined. Arrangements are with Graham's Mortuary and Mesilla Valley Crematory, (505) 526-6891.
Services for Steven Thomas Roeber, 49, of Tulsa, were 10 a.m., June 7 at Sheridan Avenue United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Eastlawn.
Roeber died June 3, 2001 at his home.
Born June 9, 1952 to Wilburn J. and Mary L. Roeber of Tulsa, Roeber graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1972.
He became a Mason in 1988 and was a member of the Tulsa Scottish Rite, Knights of St. Andrew, Tulsa Moose Lodge #862, Tulsa Moose Legion #147, Saba Grotto of Tulsa, Amritian Grotto in Ft. Smith, Ark., Delta Lodge #425, Daylight Lodge #542, Akdar Shrine, Akdar Indian Unit and Ducks Unlimited. Roeber was Worshipful Master of Daylight Lodge in 1999 and Monarch of Saba Grotto in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, and his mother, both of Tulsa, and a daughter, Stephanie Cagle of Norman.
He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, David.
BIXBY -- Leo F. Rogers, 79, retired from Lee C. Moore Co., died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Downtown Church of Christ. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Margie M. Rogers, 69, died Monday. Services pending. Leonard & Marker.
Graveside services for Violet Jean Rogers, 70, of Beggs, Okla., were held Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jim McCullough officiating.
Mrs. Rogers was born on November 1, 1930 in Tulsa, the daughter of John William and Cecil Julia (Collins) Ward and passed from this life on Tuesday, Ded. 5, 2000 at her home in Beggs.
Preceded in death by her former husband Bill Rogers, Violet was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Jimmy Ward and one sister, Betty Ward. She is survived by two sons, Bill Rogers and his wife, Nancy of Liberty Mounds and Tony Rogers of Jenks, one brother, Leonard Ward of Tularossa, New Mexico; four sisters, Dorothy Burgess and Linda Evans, both of Beggs; Judy Hibbs of Rogers, Ark., and Diana Smith of Porter; three grandcihldren, Shelly, Nikki and Colby and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Rogers had been a resident of Beggs since 1990 and had lived in Jenks prior to that time. She worked 10 years in the shipping department of Murphy's Safety Switch and then retired after working 15 years as a custodian for the Jenks' Schools. When she was not working, Violet enjoyed genealogy, collecting ceramic houses and thoroughly loved being outdoors and working in her yard.
Leonard and Marker Funeral Home of Bixby was in charge of services.
BIXBY -- Norman Rohde, 95, retired manager, died Thursday. Visitation 8:30 a.m. - noon Saturday, Bixby Funeral service, and service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Tulsa.
ROHLEDER, Michael James. November 14, 1949 - September 2, 2001. Mike Rohleder, beloved husband of Addie and father of Will and Charlie, died on Sunday evening at his fine woodworking shop in Bixby, OK. He was born on November 14, 1949 to Gilbert and Patricia Rohleder in Tulsa, OK. Mike's brothers and sisters include: Chuck Rohleder (married to Betsy; their daughter, Julie, her husband, Bret and their son, Joshua, live in Houston; their son Marc and his wife, Jennifer and children, Emma and Luke live in Sammanisch, WA); his sister, Shan, (married to Clyde Glandon of Tulsa, their son, Andrew lives in Dallas, TX); and his sister, Emily, and her son, Nicholaus, who live in Tulsa. Mike was deeply loved by everyone who knew him. He was known to all as a man who worked with his hands and endlessly created finely crafted things of beauty. He learned to build things as a young boy working with his father on projects that including among other things, buliding a house. He began collecting woodworking tools at this time, setting him on a path to his career designing and building custom cabinetry and furniture and constructing buildings. He began his cabinetry business in 1980 and later opened his own shop in Bixby. He recently took pride in building a handsome showroom for the company, J. Rohleder, Fine Woodworking. Mike attended Oklahoma State University, where he studied business and the University of Tulsa where he studied art, majoring in Ceramics. In addition to his love for making things, Mike loved the outdoors and found great pleasure in the countryside, the woods, and the mountains. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and observing nature with his sons, family, and friends. Family and friends remember Mike's infectious spirit, recalling his love for extravagant fireworks displays on the 4th of July, for playing cards, his love of entertaining friends around the grill and spending time on his parents farm near Independence, KS, where he planted trees and quarried rocks for garden walls, and especially for retaining a youthful spirit. Blessings flowed from Mike's heart automatically, coming from his deep and abiding faith and exceptional generosity of spirit. Everyone knew him as a wonderful, soulful person who loved life, and his family, church, and friends. Mike will be deeply missed and his life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Thursday, September 6 at 11 a.m. at Church on the Move at 129th East Avenue and I-44. Donations in his memory will be gratefully appreciated and will benefit the 180 Building Project, a youth outreach of Church on the Move, 10838 East Marshall, Suite 152, Tulsa, OK 74116-5631. Leonard & Marker Funeral Home, 366-8288.
Funeral services were conducted last Thursday for Harriet Rohman, a 57-year-old Jenks woman who died on September 29. Rev. Wayne Kent, minister of 41st Street Christian Church, presided at the service. The deceased was buried at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rohman is survived by two daughters, Bonita Harris and Teresa Wade; a son, Steve Rohman; and two grandchildren.
BIXBY -- Alberta M. Roland, 85, retired credit manager and homemaker, died Wednesday. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Memorial Park, Norman. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Clifford H. Roselle, 83, retired Army officer, died Tuesday. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
ROSENCUTTER, Bob Dean, 77, Creek County Landill and Clary Fields Golf Club founder, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mark Griffith-Westwood Funeral Home Chapel.
ROSENCUTTER, Virginia Mae, 73, passed away January 30, 2001. Jenny was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Her last hand has been dealt and we give her to God, who must have wanted a fourth for his partner in Heaven. Go in peace, Jenny, and we know you are at His table. Survived by: husband of 54 years, Bob; daughters, Glenda O'Brien, Sharon Morrison, Lou Ann Brinsfield; sons, Robby, Danny and Randy Rosencutter; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m., Friday, Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home's Westwood Chapel, 446-0010.
ROSS - Gayle, age 18, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2001, in Tulsa. Gayle was born in Tulsa and was a senior at Jenks High School. She is survived by: her parents, Dr. William B. and Patti Ross; brothers, David R. Ross of St. Louis, MO and John W. Ross of Los Angeles, CA; maternal grandfather, Norbert Mahnken of Stillwater, OK; paternal grandparents, Joe Roy and Mary Ross of Chickasha, OK. Gayle lost her spirited battle with leukemia, but never lost her positive outlook on life. Her joy of life and sense of humor were felt by those close to her. Her joy is now complete in the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2001 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church. The family requests memorial be made to the Gayle Ross Memorial, Camp Lutherhoma, P. O. Box 1672, Tahlequah, OK or to the American Cancer Society, Camp OK Corral, 6440 S. Lewis, Suite 100, Tulsa, OK. Firzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 291-3500.
BIXBY -- Janis Elizabeth Ross, 58, office manager, died Wednesday. Service noon Saturday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
BIXBY -- Kenneth Ray Ross, 54, car salesman, died Tuesday. Service 11 a.m. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
BIXBY -- Samuel Vincent Ross, 24, cook, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
JENKS -- Joe C. Rossiter, 74, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Evangelistic Temple. Ninde Garden, Tulsa.
JOE C. ROSSITER
Nineteen Hundred Twenty Seven
Two Thousand Two
GOD'S GARDEN MUST BE BEAUTIFUL
God looked around the garden
and found an empty space.
He looked down upon the earth,
and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you,
and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
for He only takes the best.
He knew that you were weary,
and He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never,
be well on earth again.
He saw the roads were getting rough,
and the hills were hard to climb.
so He closed your weary eyelids,
and whispered peace be thine.
Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Reverend Dan Beller
Vocalist - Dana Acevedo
Pianist - Pastor Ann Irwin
PRIVATE FAMILY COMMITTAL
Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
BIXBY -- Lorrie Ann Roth, 41, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Bixby Funeral Service Chapel.
BIXBY -- Geneva Row, 95, homemaker, died Sunday. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
From "The Tulsa World," Tuesday, October 12, 2004
ROW -- Johnnie Geneva Stewart, 95, of Bixby passed away Sunday, October 10, 2004 at St. John Hospital of an apparent heart attack. She was born in Republic, MO. She was a housewife who helped her husband, Carl in many ways wherever she was needed, such as feeding chickens, helping to cook meals at different farm homes when it was wheat threshing time and working by his side in the dairy and anything else that needed to be done. Geneva had belonged to the Easter Star, Rebekah's for many years and the Farm Club until bad health caused her to have to drop out. Geneva is survived by: daughter, Carol Row of the home; 3 grandsons, Kenneth Carl Row, Harold Leon Row and wife, Angela and children Carl Lee and Colton Leon Row and Russell Lee Row and wife, Debra and children Hannah Grace, Tucker Lee and Arden Faith Row; and daughter-in-law, Ida Kay Row of Bixby; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: husband, Carl Row; parents, Jacob Taylor Stewart and Lydia Riggs Stewart; 1 son, Ronnie Lee Row; sisters, Anna Johnson, Lucy Riggs; half sister, Jura Crawford; brothers, Taylor and Ruel Stewart; plus many nieces and nephews. Service, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 11 a.m., Bixby Methodist Church. Interment, Bixby Cemetery. Memorial Tributes may be made to the American Heart Associaton or Charity of your choice. Bixby Funeral Service, 369-1700.
BIXBY -- John William Rowan, 60, retired U.S. Army sergeant, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Haikey Park Baptist Church. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY--Antonie Runnels, 77, Stanley Home Products representative, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Wedensday, Downtown Church of Christ. Bixby Funeral Service.
BIXBY -- Susan Bredouw Russell, 65, horticulturalist, died Saturday, Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
BIXBY -- Daborah Gail Russell-Adams, 51, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 7 p.m. Monday, First Assembly of God. Bixby Funeral Service.
GLENPOOL -- Claude W. Rutledge, 102, retired truck driver, died Tuesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Mobley-Dodson, Sand Springs.
GLENPOOL -- Minnie E. Rutledge, 90, PBX operator, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Glenpool Christian Church. Mobley-Dodson, Sand Springs.
BIXBY -- Bill Ray Rutter, 79, electrician, died Sunday. Graveside service 1 a.m. Thursday, Ninnescah Cemetery, Udall, Kan. Bixby Funeral Service.
GLENPOOL--Margaret E. Ryan, 91, cafeteria worker, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.
LEONARD -- Arles Ryel, 91, welder, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Hayhurst, Broken Arrow.
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