James R. “Snoball” Womack, 87, of Keota, OK entered into rest Thursday, April 23, 2020. He was born November 15, 1932 in Midland, AR to Lewis A. & Mildred (Jett) Womack.
James graduated from Cameron High School in 1953 where he excelled in basketball and baseball. James moved to Pontiac, MI where he met and married Sally L. Smith ( 4/23/1955).
They moved to Perry, OK and he worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Transportation for 26 years when he retired and moved to Keota, OK.
James was preceded in death by his parents & sister, Wanda Fulks.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Sally; four children, Craig J. (Terry) of Edmond, OK, Janell K (Harold) of Cameron, OK, Jeffery L. and David S. (Alisa) of Perry, OK; his sisters, Alice Ortiz, Margaret Walters (John), Barbara Candelaria and brother, Bob Womack (Judy); 2 grandsons, Tyrel Bryan (Nicole), Jason St. Clair; 2 granddaughters, Lisa McCarty (Earl), Billy Jo Vincent (David); 2 great grandchildren, Dakota and Mikhaila McCarty; loved ones and friends.
Interment was in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK.
John Robert Horstman
John Robert Horstman, of Perry, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully at his home on April 14th, at the age of 75. He was born on October 3, 1944 in Enid, Oklahoma, to Leo and Dorothy Horstman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kristi and his granddaughters Sierra Nida-Mills and Brianna Baldwin. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Sandy Horstman.
Lovingly remembered by his daughter Staci Amato and his son Daryl Horstman, Sandy’s daughters Alicia Dale, Alana Knott and Allison Castleberry. His brother Marvin Horstman and sisters Glenda Lundy and Charlotte Seng. His 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.
John grew up on a farm in Bison, Oklahoma where he attended school and graduated from Waukomis High School. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army. After almost 30 years of employment, he retired from Ditch Witch. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, ranching, spending time with family and watching western shows. His wit, charm and orneriness will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., April 17, 2020 at Dighton Marler Funeral of Perry. No public services planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Perry.
Dannye Sue Domnick
Beloved mother, “Grammye,” sister and aunt, Dannye Sue Domnick (75) of Tulsa, Oklahoma went to Heaven on June 11, 2019 as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 26, 1943 to Kenneth and Geraldine (Hart) Domnick Rhodes. At the time, her dad was serving overseas in the US Navy during WWII. Dannye Sue was the oldest of 4 with siblings Darrel, David and Debbie and lived in Ada, Clinton, Oklahoma City, Urbana, Illinois and Tulsa.
Dannye Sue graduated in 1961 from the brand-new Tulsa Edison High School or as she says “Cadillac High.” She then attended Oklahoma State University where she met Kenneth Garrett of Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1962, they were united in marriage at Christ United Methodist Church in Tulsa where her parents were founding members. Together they had 3 daughters, Kellye, Kristye and Kerrye in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They were small business owners of Stillwater Development Company and Aufleger-Garrett and were members of First United Methodist Church, founding members of Stillwater Country Club, Co-PTA President, and various bowling leagues, and bridge clubs.
In 1976, Dannye Sue married Gene Briegge of Perry, Oklahoma along with children Deena (Rudd) and Clay Briegge. Dannye Sue was a homemaker and devoted her life to being a good wife and mother. Her life revolved around her family and she spent much time and energy on her children’s activities such as cheerleading, band, student council, basketball and wrestling. Dannye Sue then finished college alongside her two youngest daughters. In 1992, she graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught 1st grade for Tulsa Public Schools until retirement.
Dannye Sue was a strong woman of faith and raised her children to know and love God and trust Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church and participated in bible studies, small groups and service to the church. She is currently a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Dannye Sue led by example and taught her children to live by those same Christian principles such as joyfulness, kindness, authenticity, and forgiveness. Most of all, she demonstrated and taught them to remain positive, never lose hope, and to trust God and thank Him despite any of life’s circumstances.
All of 4 foot 10, Dannye Sue stood out in a crowd! Though tiny in stature, she was giant in personality. Growing up, she was an acrobat and cheerleader and remained strong and limber her whole life. She was well-known for her backbends, headstands, and hand-walking that she would perform for a crowd at will. She could still perform a headstand at age 71 in assisted living! She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, woodworking, working puzzles, solving daily cryptoquotes and of course, going to the “picture show” complete with popcorn, Coke and Junior Mints! She will be remembered for her dancing, laughter and cheery disposition along with her ability to tell the funniest stories and give the BEST advice.
She was predeceased by her mother and father. She is survived by daughters, Kellye (Todd) Johnson of Tulsa, Kristye (Chuck) McKinney of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Kerrye (Michael) Morrison of Jenks, Oklahoma; grandchildren Hunter, Hannah, Hayden and Hallye Johnson of Tulsa, Garrett and Macye McKinney of Sapulpa, Jansyn (Jacob) McKinney Lewis of Dallas, TX, and Matthew, Mason and Katye Morrison of Jenks; sister Debbie Domnick Snider of Jenks; brothers Darrel (Ellen) Domnick of Stillwater and David (Nicole) Domnick of Plainville, Georgia as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was expecting her first great-grandson (Leo Lewis) in July.
In lieu of a formal service, please join the family in celebrating Dannye Sue’s life at a Come and Go reception Saturday, June 15 between 2:00-4:00 PM at 180° Kitchen Design, 225 E. Main St, in Jenks, Oklahoma. CASUAL dress. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Simeon’s Foundation of Tulsa where Dannye Sue lived and was well loved and taken care of these last several years.
Dustin 'Dusty' Holt Kroll
Dustin “Dusty” Holt Kroll was born November 6, 1976 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Perry, OK to Nicky and Georgianna Kroll and passed away June 8, 2019 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Dusty’s education was received in the Garber School system. He attended Northeastern A&M College for one year. After college he returned home to Garber and continued farming with his dad and granddad. Dusty was a fifth generation farmer who grew up on land passed down through his family.
Dusty was baptized in the Garber Immanuel Lutheran Church and later confirmed by Pastor Hein. He participated in the church youth group. In school Dusty participated in FFA in which he was an officer for three years and received his State Farm Degree. He was a member of the football team and received “co-offensive lineman” of the year in 1994. He also was state runner-up in the discus in 1995. His classmates voted him “wittiest” for three years in a row.
Dusty enjoyed the family vacations to Las Vegas with grandparents and cousins every summer while growing up. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and visiting with his family and friends. He had a very special relationship with all his nieces and nephews – sharing his laughter and wit.
Surviving Dusty are Travone Robinson-Kroll, Nicky and Georgianna Kroll, Paula (Kroll) Wickham and husband Brian, Jamie (Kroll) Klusmeyer and husband Shelby, and Barbara Holt. Nieces and nephews are Austin and Maggie, Zac, Tyler, Jordan, Jayden and Julia, Taylor, Davontye, and Djon. Great nieces and nephews are Dawson, Remi, Journey, Hardy, and Jameson. Aunts and uncles are Deanne and Teddy Bentz, Monty and Marilyn Kroll, Terry and Mike Tatro, and Cindy Jones. Great-Uncle and aunts are Joyce Moody, Louise Holt, and Judd and Cleo Kopp, as well as numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Kroll grandparents, Clarence and Gay Kroll, known to Dusty as “Granddad and Grandma Gay,” Grandpa Paul Holt, and niece Rylea Jean Powell.
Everybody who has ever met Dusty has a “Dusty story” so please keep that memory of our loved one.
#1 Grandson will be laid to rest next to his Grandpa Holt in the Billings Union Cemetery. Services will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:00 at the Garber Immanuel Lutheran Church. Casual dress is requested. Memorials may be made to the Garber Immanuel Lutheran Church, Garber Fire Department or the Garber FFA. Viewing will be at the Dugger Funeral Home in Garber on Wednesday and Thursday.
Dusty was somebody who’d bale a family together with soft strong bonds of sharing, who’d laugh and then sigh…and then respond with smiling eyes, when he says he wants to spend his life “doing what his dad does.” So God made Dusty a farmer!
Wanda Lou Blocker
Today our hearts are heavy. Our beloved Wanda Lou Blocker has gone to heaven. A funeral service will be held at the 1st Christian Church of Perry on June 14th beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery also of Perry. Dinner for the family will be served after the service. Minister Alan Dunn will officiate. Casket Bearers will include Jimmy Turner, Michael Hefner, Dewayne Matt Lee, Shane Mills, Jesse McHughes, and Waylon Bolay. Wanda Blocker will lie in state at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friends are welcome to pay their respects then or join the family at a reception at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Wanda was born on September 13, 1952 in Perry to William Joseph Graham and Avelina Cora Ward Graham. She grew up with a large happy family. She attended Red Rock schools up until the 10th grade. In 1977, Wanda met the love of her life, Douglas Blocker. On April 21, 1978 at the Lutheran Church of Perry they were joined in holy matrimony. The couple enjoyed 41 years of wedded bliss.
Wanda wanted a big family of her own and Douglass never denied her a thing. Together they raised five children. She enjoyed cooking and drinking coffee. She had a nack for catching catfish and made the best pies in the world and potato salad.
She was reunited in heaven with her parents, several siblings and 2 great grandbabies Celeste Maner and Easton Maner.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Douglas of the home, son Steward Bode of Perry, Son Brian Blocker and his wife Jennifer of Oilton, Son Jesse Blocker and his wife Amber of Perry, daughter Brenda Hotson and her husband Jason of Perry, Son Paul Blocker and his wife Alicia of Perry, and considered as son Brad Savoie, 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
Linda Stewart, age 75, of Perry, passed away of ovarian cancer June 7, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and daughters by her side.
Linda Lou Wilson was born to Evelyn (Grammer) and H. Paul Wilson on November 16, 1943 in Sherman, Texas. The family moved to Guymon, Oklahoma when Linda was five. She graduated from Guyman High School in 1962 and married Gerald Wayne Stewart June 9, 1962.
Throughout most of their marriage, Gerald served as minister of the Church of Christ in Keyes, Guymon and Perry. Linda was a supportive minister’s wife, homemaker and mother. She always showed great love and concern for her family, and even as she lay in her hospital bed during her final months, she always made sure her husband was being taken care of.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Evelyn Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Stewart, daughters Patricia Rozell and husband Robert of Tulsa, OK; Cheryl Messenger and husband Chad of Garden City, KS; four grandchildren, Ross Rozell of Tulsa, OK; Caitlyn Ellison and husband Troy of Tulsa, OK; Alex Messenger of Garden City, KS; Michael Messenger of Garden City, KS; sisters Cynthia Rodman of Guymon, OK; and Nancy Kinslow and husband Mike of Bastrop, TX. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends. Her first great-grandchild, Tucker Ellison, is expected in July.
There will be no public service. We know that Linda- wife, mother, grandmother- will be remembered for her kind and loving demeanor and sweet smile.
Jonathan Starling 'Doc' Miller
Jonathan Starling “Doc” Miller, Jr. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Perry. He was 84. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry.
Visitation will be 9AM to 8PM Thursday, June 13, 2019 and 9AM to noon Friday, June 14, 2019 at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home. Family will greet guests on Thursday evening from 6PM to 8PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2PM Friday, June 14, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in Perry with Pastor William Metz officiating. Private family interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Britton Hobbs, Taylor Hobbs, Tillmon Miller, Derek Hines, Jeremy Hines, Jordan Hooper.
Starling was born to Jonathan Starling Miller, Sr. and Gertie Marie (Smith) Miller on October 6, 1934 in Lindsey, Oklahoma. He graduated from Chickasha High School in 1953. After graduating he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University in 1963, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from OSU in 1965. After graduating from OSU, Starling joined Dr. Paul Edmondson at the Perry Veterinary Clinic until he changed careers.
Starling married Joan (Thiele) Gottschalk on January 21, 1977, and in 1980 they opened Starling Miller Real Estate and Auctions. Over the next 37 years, Starling worked as an auctioneer, real estate broker, and appraiser from his headquarters on the east side of the square in Perry until he retired in 2017.
Starling was a long-time member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Perry and was actively involved in the Perry Community. Starling held many roles on the Perry Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 2007. Starling’s other honors include Cherokee Strip Honorary Parade Marshal, Perry Citizen of the year, and numerous 4-H and FFA honors and awards. He was also active in Perry Lions Club and was inducted into the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 1998.
Survivors include his son, Kendell Miller of Stillwater, Oklahoma; three daughters, Delinda Hobbs and husband Royce of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Debbie Hooper and husband Tim Dolezal of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Diane Hines and husband Eric of Perry, Oklahoma; two sisters, Margie Smith of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Mary Ann Webb of Blanchard, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren, Mandie (Marty), Angela (Nick), Leslie (Chris), Britton (Candace), Derek (Carol), Reagan (Justin), Jeremy (Jessica), Taylor (Casey), Casey D., Jordan (Sydnee), Seneca, Tillmon, and Shylo; nineteen great-grandchildren, Chase, Kolby, Bailey, Trey, Jaidyn, Addison, Alex, Joanna, Jesse, Timothy, Ryan Kate, Shepherd, Evan, Cayleb, Aiden, Owen, Haidyn, McKinley, and Teegan.
Memorial donations may be made to Operations Smile or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in c/o Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 189, Perry, Oklahoma, 73077.
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved daughter, mother, niece and friend Lindsey Story of Orlando, Oklahoma. She was 32 years old.
A memorial service celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. on June 5th, 2019 at the Methodist Church of Orlando, OK. The Methodist minister, Aridan, will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers are her cousins : Dustin Smith, Tony Smith, Connor Smith, Noah Smith, Sylus Smith, Archer Smith and Dean Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown-Duggar Funeral Home of Perry.
She was born to Mr. Chris Freeman and his wife Jana Elaine Smith Freeman on May 25, 1987 in Oklahoma City . She was raised in Oklahoma and settled down in Perkins OK. Lindsey attended Perkins Schools. She worked as a hair stylist after earning her cosmetology license. She also earned her degree in nursing as a CNA.
She was a beautiful soul with a kind heart. She will be missed beyond measure. She was always there to brighten the lives of others. She loved country music especially anything by Miranda Lambert. She also loved some classic rock such as Elton John, Tracy Chapman and Michael Jackson. Her most prized possession were her three daughters. She loved them to the moon and back. It was in April of 2006 that she became a mother for the first time. Then in May of 2009, she was blessed with her second bundle of joy. Finally in September of 2015 she received her last little blessing. Every day spent with her girls was filled with love, laughter, warmth, and gratitude.
She rejoins with her loved ones in heaven including her Mother Jana Elaine Smith, grandmother Raylene Smith and grandfather Roy Benningfield.
Left behind to cherish her memory and mourn her loss are her three daughters, Brooke Elaine Story, Bailey Blaine Story, and Blakely Jean Story. Her dad Ronal Benningfield, brother Andrew Benningfield and his wife Sarah, soon to be born niece Lylah Benningfield, grandfather Delmar Smith, grandmother Mary Benningfield, Uncle Randy Smith and his wife Robin, uncle Kelvin Smith, uncle Eric Smith and his wife Teri, Aunt Stacey and her husband Larry Meeker, Aunt Ronda Benningfield and a host of cousins as well as a special Boston terrier named Girlfriend.
Charlotte R. Bay Rupp
Charlotte R. (Bay) Rupp, age 91, passed peacefully in her sleep at the Green Valley Nursing Home with her family at her side on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
The celebration of her life will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Trout Funeral Home of Perry Chapel, with Rev. William Metz officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
She was born on October 31, 1927 to Floyd and Faye (Goodwell) Bay on their farm near Perry. Charlotte attended Fourdee School for several years until her family moved to a farm north of the Sumner community. Charlotte liked playing basketball while attending Sumner School where she graduated from in 1945. She was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church as a young woman.
Charlotte married Art Rupp on November 10, 1946 in Sumner where they farmed and raised their family. Charlotte drove the Sumner school bus for 25 years until the school closed. Family loved to get together, especially the Fourth of July cookout and fireworks. She has always been a wonderful cook which she learned from her mom. Some of the family’s favorites are her fried chicken, pickles, pickled beets, salsa, angel food cake, bread pudding, pumpkin pie and many more.
Wheat harvest was always a busy time for Charlotte. In addition to her cooking meals, she also drove the wheat trucks to town. When Art would take the combines on the road from Texas to the Dakotas, Charlotte would stay home to take care of their children, the farm and chores. Refinishing furniture and making wooden crafts has always been a love of Charlotte’s. Many of the items she made and redid were sold at flea markets and at Bill’s Corner Trading Post operated by Art and her.
She is survived by her sons: John and wife Lisa Rupp of Aubrey, TX, Marvin and wife Mary Rupp of Perry; two daughters: Barbara and her husband Jerry Rose of Middleburg, FL, Benita and her husband Rod Lighty of Perry; grandchildren: Amy, Evan, Jason, Kyle, Amanda, David, Travis, Lexi, Seth and Zach, and sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Rink; sister-in-laws: Lila Bay and Wynema Bay; brother-n-law, Donald Keith.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; five siblings: Floyd, Raymond, LaVern, Donald and Karen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church (cemetery fund), in care of Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077. Family would love to read your condolences at
Patricia 'Patty' Clem
Services for Patricia (Patty) Clem, 76 years, of Perry, are 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home with Reverend Vernon Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Patricia (Patty) Clem was born in Edinburg, Texas, on November 29, 1942, to Juanita and Woody Brewer. She married K.D. Clem on September 9, 1978. Patty was the mother to three daughters: Leigh Ann, Nanette, and Jamie. She was also the second mother to Pam and Brent.
Patty moved to Enid at the age of 4 where she attended Enid Schools and graduated in 1961. She had a wonderful childhood growing up in Enid and worked at many businesses including Newman’s, Pack-a-Sac, dental assistant to Dr. Forney to name a few. She also loved traveling with her brother, Gary, going to CB radio conventions and selling jewelry.
In 1967 Patty went to work at Vance Air Force Base in the Civil Engineering department for Contractor Serv Air. Patty loved her work and continued working at Vance through many changes eventually retiring from Northrup Worldwide after 33 years. After retirement, she worked briefly for DynCor and traveled to Dallas and Washington D.C. While working at Vance, she met the love of her life, K.D. Clem. It was definitely love at first sight; they dated two years before marrying in Reno, Nevada.
After retirement in 1999, K.D. and Patty moved to their place at Lake Eufaula. Patty loved living at the lake and always being together with K.D. They enjoyed boating, entertaining family and friends, and feeding all the animals that would come around including deer, squirrels, ducks, and geese. Patty also loved to try her hand at the casino and was not afraid to get up at karaoke night and belt a tune or two and play tambourine.
Patty enjoyed all of her family but most of all enjoyed her grandchildren. She never passed up an opportunity to see and spend time with them.
Together Patty and K.D. had a wonderful family including their five children; Leigh Ann Hardage and husband Kenneth, of Little Rock, Arkansas; Nanette Winkler and Landrum Johnson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Jamie Layne and husband Roger of Perry, Oklahoma; Brent Clem of Los Angeles, California; and the late Pam Darby of Enid, Oklahoma. They had twelve grandchildren; Aaron, Jeffery, Hammond, Jessica, and Patricia Hardage; Erica, Chase, Corey, and Clayton Winkler; Trey and Raegan Layne, and Michelle Kokojan; five great-grandchildren, Miles, Eden, Oren and Doyle Hardage, and Bobby Kokojan. Patty is survived by a brother, Gary Brewer and wife Linda, of Oklahoma City.
Memorial contributions in Patty’s name may be made to Companion Hospice with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.
C. LaVaughn Lawson
C. LaVaughn Lawson, longtime resident of Perry, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Perry surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry.
Visitation will be 9AM to 8PM Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home. Family will greet guests from 6PM to 8PM at the funeral home. A Celebration of LaVaughn’s life will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2PM at the First Christian Church in Perry with pastor Josh Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry. Pallbearers will be Randall Oswald, John Miner, Darryl Habben, John West, Garryl Keel, and Edward Dolezal.
LaVaughn was born April 27, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ernest Albert, Sr. and Della Marie (Stevens) Lawson. He grew up in Perry and graduated a Maroon of Perry High School in 1951. He joined the United States Navy in July 1950 and served his country for three plus years. Upon completion of his enlistment he worked for Halliburton Co. for four years. After several harrowing experiences on the job, he decided to rejoin the Navy in October 1958, applying for Submarine School and qualifying, served on USS Sea Poacher and USS Mackerel in Key West Fla. during the Cuban Crisis. Upon recommendation for Warrant Officer he was promoted to WO1 and attended school to become a Deep Sea Diver. He served as Chief Bosun on USS Florikan in San Diego and USS Penguin in Key West in charge of salvage operations. He retired in 1975 after a tour in Washington D.C. as instructor at the Navy Diving School and a tour at Pearl Harbor in charge of the Escape Training tank for divers.
LaVaughn and Jandryd Casey were married May 26, 1952 at the University Christian Church in Enid, Oklahoma. They were blessed with 66 wonderful years of marriage.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F Lodge #27 for 40 plus years, during which time he served his lodge in many offices and in all elected offices at the State level, going on to serve the Order as Sovereign Grand Master in 2005. He was also a member of the Perry Rotary Club. Working in the yard, watching TV, reading, and playing Solitaire were all favorite pastimes of LaVaughn’s during his later years. After retirement he worked for Kathy Lewis and David Dolezal as Deputy County Assessor, during which time he got to know many people in the county.
Survivors include his wife Jandryd of the home; four children, Judy Marie Cadle of Perry, Oklahoma, Carolyn Jo West and husband John of Springfield, Missouri, Mark R. Lawson of Perry, Oklahoma, and Marisa J. Lawson of Sp5 dringfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Tracy Keel, Brian Cadle, Anthony Cadle, Marie Cadle, and Joseph French; twelve great-grandchildren; and one brother, Michael Lawson and wife Betty of Mustang, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parent; grandson, Justin Montgomery; six siblings, Ernie Lawson, Jr., Charles Lawson, Eugene Lawson, Mary Grace Warner, Sarah Elizabeth Lawson, and Mark Anthony Lawson.
Family request that memorial donations be made to the Perry Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in C/O Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 189, Perry, Oklahoma, 73077.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at
Holly Marie Butzbach
Holly Marie Butzbach went to heaven May 22, 2019. She was born on November 19, 1982. The Daughter of Verna Riggs and Ricky LeClair.
Holly went to Enid school before moving to Billings. She married the love of her life and best friend Larry Butzbach on February 23, 1999. They made their home in Garber, OK. They had four children which were her world. She worked as a CNA-Medaid at Via-Christie in Ponca City until her unexpected death. She loved her job taking care of people. Holly loved her family and friends. She loved family time with her husband and kids, whether it be fishing, throwing a ball in the yard or just snuggling up to watch a movie. Holly will always be remembered for her humor, raw truth telling, and the unbelievable love for her family and friends she saw as family. Holly was a very proud mother of all her children. She was extremely proud of her oldest son Matthew’s accomplishments and the man he is becoming.
Funeral Services will be held on May 29, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Garber, Oklahoma at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held at Dugger Funeral Home on May 28, 2019 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Services have been entrusted to the care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.
Holly is survived by her husband Larry of the home. Son Matthew of Anchrage, Alaska, Son Alex, Daughters, Haley and Ava of the home, Mother Verna Riggs of Ponca City, Father Ricky LeClair of Garber, Brother Jason Tarkington (Lindsy) of Enid, Sister Chessie Tarkington (Mike) of Garber, Brother Ronnie LeClair of Garber, Sister Tabitha Horton of Tennesse, Among numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Holly is proceeded in death by her grandparents, Michael Riggs, Hazel Riggs, and Betty Cramer, Also one brother Lewis Roberts and Cousin Christopher Daniels.
Virgil Almont Winters, Jr.
Virgil Almont Winters, Jr. was born November 2, 1934 on the family farm in Lucien Oklahoma and gained his wings on April 25, 2019. Virgil was the middle child born to Virgil Almont Winters Sr. and Beatrice Wilma Miller-Winters. Virgil had an older sister, Wilma Bea Winters-Keller (deceased) and a younger brother, Edwin Riley Winters of Hayward, Oklahoma.
Virgil graduated Hayward High School in 1952. and earned an Agriculture Education degree at Oklahoma A & M (OSU) in 1956. He taught school at Arkansas City, KS; Hugoton, KS; and Jay, Mill Creek, Bing and Maud, Oklahoma.
Virgil was drafted in the US Army and spent 2 years as a Cryptographer and drove a mobile command unit in Germany where he was also Boy Scout Master and worked enlisted Officers children. He served as a Scout Master and district executive officer for the Boy Scouts in Oklahoma.
Virgil retired from Ditch Witch in Perry, OK from where he worked for many years.
Virgil married Frances Lee Watson in 1961. They had 5 children, Carl Winters of Enid, OK; Michael Winters of Perry, OK; James Winters (deceased) and wife, Tanya of Garber, OK; Sonya (Chris) Winters (deceased) and Brian Winters, Sr. and wife, Elizabeth of Lucien.
Virgil had the blessing of having many grandkids and great grandkids. Ryan Winters (deceased); Lavona Bischoff of Perry, OK; Justin and Morgan Thayer and children, Ryan; Camden; Braden and Owen Thayer of Perry, OK; Casey and Krystle Winters with children, Paxton; Alex; Korben and Emery of Covington, OK; Jackie Sanders and Dustin Tillotson and daughters, Joselynn (deceased); Wilma and Jazmine of Blackwell, OK; Tambra Winters and children, Kyla and Alyk of Garber, OK; Matthew Gilbert of Lacey, OK; Robby and Tessa Winters and Tread of Lucien, OK; Billy and Melissa Winters of Florida and Jeff Winters of Enid, OK; Brian Winters, Jr. and wife, Lee of Lucien, OK; Matt Seward of Crescent, OK; Latasha Gilbert and Christian Guerra and children, Ariyanna and Christian, Jr. of Garber, OK; Jeffery and Lorena Jordan of Tucson, AZ; Baylee Jordan of Hayward, OK; and Dalton Jordan of Lucien, OK; and many adopted kids and grandkids. He welcomed everyone with open arms and never turned anyone away.
Virgil was a lifetime member of Lucien United Methodist Church, he loved his church family. He loved to fish, work on the farm, and spend time with his family.
Special Thanks to Fresenius of Enid, St. Mary’s ICU nurses, and Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Vijay for taking amazing care of him.
The memorial service for Virgil will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Lucien United Methodist Church.
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Roberta Jean Warner
Roberta Jean Warner, 82, of Billings, Oklahoma, was born on October 27, 1936 to Eugene Fredrick and Florence Mae (Holcomb) Smith. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 25, 2019 at her residence in Billings, Oklahoma surrounded by her family.
She graduated from Tonkawa High School in 1954 then attended Northern Oklahoma Jr. College in Tonkawa from 1954-1956 where she played basketball, softball, tennis and sang in the choir. After finishing college she married Harry Clifford Warner Sr. on August 3, 1956 in Augusta, Georgia.
She worked as a nurse at the Billings Fairchild Center for over forty years where she enjoyed caring for all the residents there. One of her many passions was taking care of elderly people in their homes. Roberta enjoyed mowing the lawn, flower gardening, crocheting, reading books, and puzzles.
Roberta is a member of the First Baptist Church in Billings, Oklahoma.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Billings, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Billings, Oklahoma. Rev. Kurtis Stoll will officiate Rev. Floyd Westfall will assist. Interment will be at Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, Elk City, Oklahoma.
Cherishing her memory is her son Harry Warner of Billings, Oklahoma; three daughters, Jeannie Mencke and her husband, Troy of Blair, Nebraska, Cindy Westhoven and her husband, Lawrence of Tucson, Arizona, Linda Stoll and her husband , Kevin of Billings, Oklahoma; one brother, Earnest Smith and his wife, Sharon of Fritch, Texas; three sisters, Sharon James and her husband, David of Catoosa, Oklahoma, Barbara Haskins and her husband, Homer of Amarillo, Texas, Eugenia Lunsford and her husband, Bob of Colorado Springs, Colorado; eleven grandchildren, Robert Warner, Mike Stoll, Bryan Stoll, Kyle Hoffer, Daniel Hoffer, Kurtis Stoll, Andrew Westhoven, Casey Westhoven, Lance Stoll, Travis Westhoven, and Gavin Stoll; eighteen great-grandchildren, Auston, Marissa, Drake, Lucas, Langsten, Elizabeth, Addelyn, Madison, Aden, Alyk, Brealee, Maddox, Hadlee, Maci, Asher, Benjamin, Rhett, and Baby Hoffer.
Preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Florence, husband, Harry and one grandson, Travis Westhoven, two brothers, four sisters, one half brother, and three half sisters.
Memorials can be made to the Falls Creek Fund First Baptist Church in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at Funeral Home.
Mary Francis Jandera
Mary Francis Jandera, age 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday morning, May 20, 2019 at the Green Valley Nursing Home where she had resided since 2004.
She was born to Rudolph and Dorothy (Casebier) Jandera on July 21, 1943 in Perry, OK. Mary loved going to church at the nursing home, playing bingo, bowling and many other activities that were provided, and she especially enjoyed the annual Christmas party when Santa came to visit.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at the Green Valley Nursing Home conference room to have a time of sharing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the OU Children’s Hospital, care of Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077. Online condolences may be made at
The family would like to thank all the nurses and caregivers at Green Valley that took care of Mary and treated her so special. She loved all of you.
Burgess Charles 'Charlie' Primeaux
Burgess Charles “Charlie” Primeaux passed peacefully at his new home in El Reno, OK to his eternal home on the beautiful spring morning of May 16, 2019.
He was born on November 18, 1947 in Pawnee, OK to Burgess Primeaux and Virginia Wabaunsee Primeaux.
He was the grandson of the late Lamont and Rozanna Delodge Primeaux and William Wabaunsee and Rose Pipestem.
In March of 1971 Charlie married his wife Freda Ann Roman Nose and through their union they had four children, Burgess Fred, Patrick Kirk, Alison Lynn, and Jennifer Riggles.
Charlie also took the role of father to many of his nieces and nephews whom he deeply cared for.
Charlie was a proud member of the Ponca Tribe where he served several terms throughout the years as a council member and as a healthcare administrator.
He was also Osage and Prairie Band Potawatomi and loved his people and cultural ways. For a number of years he danced in the Ponca Hethuska and Osage Inlonschka dances until he health stopped him.
In 1974 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern State University and attempted a master’s degree coming up just short a few hours. While living in Tahlequah, OK, Charlie became an ordained deacon and served many churches in this capacity.
He had a love for sports, for Oklahoma Sooner Football and for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He is survived by his son Patrick Kirk, daughters, Alison Lynn, and Jennifer Riggles; his grandchildren, Kaleb Vaughn and Tarrah Fallon “Jean” Primeaux; Chandler Ashton, Logan Reece, and Paige Kristen Primeaux; Jacob Samuel Henry Sleeper, Akira Clark; Jalen Evan, Shelby Danielle, Madison Grace, and Jude Easton Black; Aidon Zachary and Annabelle Mae Riggles, Zachary Lloyd and Kelly Albert Dunn; and two great grandchildren, Brielle Joan and Theoden Grey Primeaux.
He is also survived by his loving siblings Kathleen Leadingfox, Lora Taheri, Mike Primeaux, Paul “Duncan” Primeaux, and his baby sister Angela Primeaux.
Charlie is preceded in death by his father, beloved mother, wife, son Burgess, and a sister and many other relatives.
He will be put to rest in Grayhorse cemetery, close to his mother and the dance harbor so he can always hear the June dances.
Services were held Monday with the Indian service being held at 8 a.m. with Eddie RedEagle Jr. officiating.
The traditional service was held at 10 a.m. with Rev. Lynn Eaves officiating, both services were held in the in the Grayhorse Chapel, Fairfax, Oklahoma.
Burial followed in the Grayhorse Cemetery, Fairfax, Oklahoma, services were entrusted to the Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Friends can leave a memory for the family at
Dr. Don Edwin Malzahn
Dr. Don Edwin Malzahn, 73, of Wichita, Kansas was the son of Gus Edwin George Malzahn (Ed) and Mary (Corneil) Malzahn. Don was born in Perry, Oklahoma on June 8, 1945 and passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas with his family by his side.
Don graduated from Perry High School in 1963 and also participated in the Boy Scouts of America. After high school, he completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1967. He went on to obtain a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management in 1973. He devoted his career to teaching students at Wichita State University for 46 years. While teaching, he met the love of his life, Phyllis George, and they were married on February 14, 1978 and celebrated 46 years of marriage together.
Don also served on the Board of Directors for The Charles Machine Works, a family company founded by his father. He was a champion for women in STEM disciplines, and an advocate for individuals with disabilities. In addition to teaching, he had a passion for painting and gardening. Don was a devout member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and his strong faith set the values for his life. Through his life experiences he developed the mantra, “Fear Not, Be Still, Know Joy, Have Fun!”
Don adored his family and his favorite role was that of a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Malzahn of Wichita, Kansas. He has three daughters, Courtney Darrah and her husband, Will Darrah, of Wichita, Kansas; Sarah Malzahn of Englewood, Colorado; and Perry Malzahn and her husband, Jason Brammer, of Wichita, Kansas. He has five grandchildren, Ella Darrah, Rowan Darrah, Genevieve Darrah, Friedrich Darrah, and Riley Brammer, all of Wichita, Kansas.
A visitation with family will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15, at Broadway Mortuary. A celebration of Don’s life will take place at 3:00 pm, Thursday, May 16, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Independent Living Resource Center, 3033 West 2nd St N., Wichita, Kansas 67203 or to the FSH Society (www.fshsociety.org). Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Kenneth Lee Breuninger
Kenneth Lee Breuninger, age 77, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Ken was born in Orlando, Oklahoma on May 8, 1941. He was born to Willie Henry and Beatrice Mae (Smith) Breuninger.
Ken graduated from Orlando High School in 1959, and in 1963 he joined the Army Reserve where he served as Supply Sergeant in the 95th Division until 1969.
In 1965, Ken married the love of his life Rita Russell, and they were married 54 years. From this union came two children Marty and Lisa. In 1966, Ken became a letter carrier for the USPS until he retired in 1992. After retirement, he went on to finish his BBA in Sociology in 1994 from Oklahoma State University.
Ken served as deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater where he was a faithful member for over 40 years. In his younger days, he enjoyed skiing, building houses and furniture, cutting wood, making model airplanes and later took up golfing. Ken also loved his cats Peanut and Jerry.
Ken was predeceased by his parents Willie and Mae Breuninger, his sister Nadine Betchan and her husband Pete.
He is survived by his wife Rita of Stillwater, his son Marty Breuninger of Edmond, his daughter Lisa Breuninger Bozeman of Goodyear, AZ, his grandchildren Kelsey (23), Clay (18), Brett (15), and Max (17), his aunt Leola of Topeka as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater at 524 S. Duncan St. in Stillwater, at 3:00 Saturday, June 1st.
Memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread at 701 E. 12th Ave. Stillwater, OK 74074 (ourdailybreadstillwater.org) or to Stillwater Pioneer Pantry ao Vanessa Wedlake, 400 S. Drury St. Stillwater, OK 74074.
Tecumseh resident TJ Lamirand, 94, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Tecumseh.
TJ was born June 3, 1924 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas the son of Oscar and Lillie Mae (Newell) Lamirand. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He worked as a civil engineer technician for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Soil Conservation, retiring in 1982.
He later worked for Jim Stacy Surveying Co. On April 26, 1946 he married Deloris Patterson. After her death, he later married Winona Geraldine (Shorter) on August 18, 2006. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, VFW, and the American Legion.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a wife, Deloris, and several siblings and in-laws.
He is survived by his wife: Winona Geraldine “Jerrie” Lamirand of Tecumseh, three sons Thomas Jackson Lamirand of Perry, Gerald Ray Lamirand and wife Kathy of Independence, LA, Charles Michael Lamirand and wife Georgia of Edmond; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends at Walker Funeral Service on Thursday from 6-7 p.m.
Services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Craig officiating.
Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.