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Friday 03/27/2015
Corydon Eugene Cochran
Posted: March 27, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Corydon Eugene “Gene” Cochran, 88, of Edmond, Okla., was born June 3, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Corydon D. and Ruth M. Cochran. He passed away March 26, 2015, surrounded by family, in Guthrie, Okla.

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Jimmy Ray Harris
Posted: March 27, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Jimmy Ray Harris, 76, passed away at 1:33 a.m. March 24, in the presence of his loved ones.  He was born on June 14, 1938, in Tipton, Okla., to Carl and Aline Lindsey Harris.

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Darryl Keith Junior
Posted: March 27, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Darryl Keith Junior, 52, a resident of Euless, Texas, died unexpectedly on March 15, 2015 due to an automobile accident in Dallas.

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Thursday 03/26/2015
Roger F. Canada, Jr.
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Roger F. Canada, Jr., 57, of Edmond, Okla., passed away on March 24, 2015.

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Hank Blackburn
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm

May 31, 1987-March 23, 2015

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Dean E. Hoffman
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Dean E. Hoffman, 89, of Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Chapman, Kan., passed away March 19, 2015.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
June Marion Huddleston
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 12:47 pm

February 4th, 1929 – March 22, 2015

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Monday 03/23/2015
Oklahoma Hall of Fame owner/breeder McNeill passes
Posted: March 23, 2015 - 7:32 pm

Don McNeill, the Edmond, Oklahoma-based commodities broker with a lifelong love for breeding and racing horses, passed on Saturday.

McNeill grew up on his family farm in Thomas and immersed himself in the business of breeding racehorses at a young age. Once pari-mutuel wagering became legal in Oklahoma in the early 1980s, McNeill was immediately involved in supporting the state’s newest sport.

When Remington Park opened in 1988, McNeill Stables was primed for victory in its home state. Under the guidance of trainer, Donnie Von Hemel, McNeill runners won four races in the track’s first season. In the second season, the spring of 1989, one McNeill homebred would make history.

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Joetta L. Rappé
Posted: March 23, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Joetta L. Rappé, 69, passed away Friday, March 20th, 2015 at her home in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born March 7th, 1946 in Del Norte, Colo., the daughter of Arthur Merle Smalley and Ila Lucille Arndt-Smalley.

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Dirk Alan Shafer
Posted: March 23, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Memorial service for Dirk Alan Shafer, 52, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Mayflower Congregational Church, 3901 NW 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Jack Smart
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Jack Smart was born on Sept. 14, 1930 to Ira and Zoe Smart in Manitou, Okla. In the early morning hours of March 12, 2015, Jack took his final earthly breath, with his wife by his side, and entered into the presence of his Savior.

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Larry B. Case
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Larry B. Case, 73, son of Frank and Ella Case, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home in Edmond, Okla. after a year-long battle with cancer.  Larry was born November 27, 1941 in Cherokee, Okla.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Barbara Rose Klepees
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 1:44 pm

September 14, 1939 - March 17, 2015

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
John P. Bridwell, Jr.
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

John P. Bridwell, Jr., 82, , passed away peacefully March 17, 2015, at Epworth Villa Nursing home after a long illness. John was the oldest child born October 26, 1932, to John and Lorene Bridwell at Lindsay, Okla.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Dolores Louise McDaniel
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Dolores Louise McDaniel, 96, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2015. She was born December 2, 1918 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Claudell and Mabel Marshal. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Orven Marshal, sister Vera Wise, daughter Darlene Wren grandson Troy McDaniel, great-grandson J.A. Wilson, and great-great-grandaughter Jacksyn Kate Hamilton.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Rose Mary Duffle
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Rose Mary Duffle, 96, passed away on March 14, 2015 in Ponca City, Okla. A Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, Okla. Mass of Christian burial will be  10 a.m. March 19, 2015 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater. Interment will be 2 p.m. at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, Okla., under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

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Stanley A. Garinger
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Stanley A. Garinger, of Edmond, Okla., passed away on March 11, 2015.  He was 85.

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Norma June Allen
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Norma “June” Allen, 91, passed away Friday morning, March 13, 2015, in the home of her daughter, with all of her children present. Norma June TeBockhorst, she was born in rural Washington County, Iowa, to Leo and Mary Shalla TeBockhorst.  June attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and Kalona High School where she was drum majorette and valedictorian of her class.   After graduation, she attended business school in Davenport, Iowa.  When World War II broke out, she returned to Washington County, and worked at the Kalona, IA post office.

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Friday 03/13/2015
George Fancher Jr.
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Funeral Services for George “Butch” Fancher Jr., 73, former Butler, Okla., resident were 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 in the Butler Baptist Church officiated by Patrick Peters.  Burial followed in the Butler Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

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Harold Floyd Huggins
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Harold Floyd Huggins, 90, died March 12, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born in Braggs, Okla., on August 19, 1924, and was the oldest of three children.

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Joseph Komuro
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 1:47 pm

August 2, 1925 – March 9, 2015

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Dorothy Dee (Scott) Summar
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Dorothy Dee (Scott) Summar went to be with Jesus on March 9, 2015.  She was born and raised in Wellington, Texas, on June 15, 1924.  She married Melvin H. Summar on July 3, 1946 in Amarillo, Texas.  Dorothy had a sweet and gentle spirit and was loved by all who met her.

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Monday 03/09/2015
Paula Kay Moore
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Paula Kay Moore, 59, died on March 6, 2015 in Edmond, Okla. She was an adored mother, grandmother and she loved her family very much.

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Beatrice Louise Gaddis
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Beatrice (Bea) Louise Gaddis, of Edmond, Okla., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after a lengthy illness.  Bea was born June 21, 1943 to M.L. (Tobe) Trumbull and Hazel A. Trumbull in Guthrie, Okla.

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Matthew Christopher Simpson
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Matthew Christopher Simpson, 44, of Guthrie, Okla., was born on May 27, 1970.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Joan Stubblefield
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 7:58 pm

Joan Stubblefield, 74, passed away March 4, 2015 in Edmond, Okla. Joan was born in Wright City, Okla., on Sept. 16, 1940 to Wilburn Isaac Keen and Lillie Bell Keen (Hollingsworth).  Joan married John Robert Stubblefield on December 21, 1958.

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Rev. Steven Lane Edwards
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Reverend Steven Lane Edwards, 62, was born October 3, 1952, in Pontiac, Mich., to parents Eldon and Bonnie (Hendricks) Edwards.

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Mary M. “Mimi” Howell
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 1:07 pm

October 25, 1946 – February 27, 2015

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Monday 03/02/2015
Thomas Philip Watson
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Thomas Philip Watson, 81, was born August, 31, 1933 in Nashville, Ark., the youngest child of Jordan Franklin and Frieda (Pryor) Watson.  

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Vincent Gregory “Greg” McLain
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 3:05 pm

February 20, 1962 – February 26, 2015

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Armando Carro, Sr.
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Armando Carro Sr., 80, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  He was born July 19, 1934 to Manuel and Aurora (Garcia) Carro in Camaguey, Cuba.  On December 9, 1958 he married Hady Regueiro Carbonell.

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Rita Joyce Andreas
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Rita Joyce Andreas, 80,  of Edmond, Okla., was born September 22, 1934, in Beaver, Okla. to Albert Hodges and Leota (Thomas) Hodges. She passed away February 24, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Ona Jean Hardy Childers Steidl
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Ona Jean (Jeanne) Hardy Childers Steidl, 89, of Edmond, Okla., passed away February 24, 2015. She was born February 21, 1926, in Hominy, Okla., and was the first child of Gordon and Violet Hardy.

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Robert Hugh McWherter
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Robert (Bob) Hugh McWherter was called to his heavenly home on Feb. 20, 2015, at the age of 89.  Bob was born on November 29, 1925, to Hugh Porter and Almyra (Vaughan) McWherter in Davis, Calif.  In 1943, after graduating high school, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served in the South Pacific until 1946.  In 1947 Bob married Gladys Goette of Woodland, Calif.  They resided in Davis until 2001 when they moved to Edmond, Okla.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Roy Bryan Jackson II and Roy Bryan Jackson III
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 6:12 pm

A memorial service for Roy Bryan Jackson III and Roy Bryan Jackson II will be 2-4 p.m. February 28, 2015 at the home of Gladys Jackson in Texas.

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David Bruce Love
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 5:25 pm

David Bruce Love, 58, with his family by his side, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his home in Glenview, Ill., after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  

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Monday 02/23/2015
Sidney Marshall Groom Jr.
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Known for his zest of life,  determination and fortitude, Sid M. Groom, Jr. passed into Heaven February 22, 2015.  He lived his life to the fullest and made this last journey with that same strength of spirit that characterized his entire life.

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Brian Clay Burdette
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Brian Clay Burdette, 35, of Broken Arrow, Okla., was born June 17, 1979 and passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

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Dorothy Leona Scheidt
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Dorothy Leona (Wallace) Scheidt, 78, daughter of David and Daisy F (Hawkins) Wallace, born January 16, 1937, in Watonga, Okla., went to her heavenly home February 18, 2015.

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G. Bernice Moslander
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 1:53 pm

G. Bernice  Moslander, 86, of Edmond, Okla., passed away February 18, 2015.  Bernice was born July 2, 1928  to Horton and Thelma Tracy in Sherman, Texas.

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Earlene Robison
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Earlene (Deaton) Robison went to Heaven in the early hours of February 14, 2015.

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Friday 02/20/2015
Jerry Burnstein Sr.
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Long-time Edmond, Oklahoma, resident, Jerry Burnstein Sr., 81, died on February 17, 2015.   Jerry Donald Burnstein Sr. was born in Jefferson City, MO, to Al and Bess (Strauss) Burnstein on July 24, 1933.  He was raised in Claycomo, MO, until joining the Army in the 50s.

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JoAnn Hail
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 3:17 pm

JoAnn Hail went to be with her Lord on February 18, 2015. Born July 29, 1931 in Blackwell, Okla., to Joe and Lorna Patton, JoAnn was one of four children (older brother and sister deceased) and her youngest brother, Loran Patton, resides in Tahlequah, Okla. today. She graduated high school in Billings, Okla. at age 17 and was salutatorian of her class.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Donovan LeRoy Gant
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Donavan LeRoy Gant, 79, of Edmond, Okla., was born April 22, 1935 in Edmond

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Bonnie Evelyn Elsner
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Bonnie Evelyn Elsner was born July 30, 1933 in Okemah, Okla., to John and Maude Scrimshire. She went to her heavenly home Monday, February 16, 2015. Bonnie was the youngest of five children and played basketball and softball at Pharoah High School. It was in high school that she met the love of her life, Ken. They married in 1955 and moved to Shawnee where Ken was attending OBU. They had three children and made a home in Cromwell, Okla., where Ken was a coach and school administrator. She enjoyed those years being a homemaker and mother.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
Beverly Wynn Whiddon February 11, 1935 — February 13, 2015
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 8:50 am

Beverly Wynn Whiddon of Edmond, Okla., passed away just two days after her 80th birthday.  She was an active member of the Edmond Church of Christ for the past 40 years.  She spent 23 years as a department secretary at Oklahoma Christian University.  

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Monday 02/16/2015
Rex Tomlinson
Posted: February 16, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Rex Tomlinson, a.k.a. “Mr. T”, a.k.a. “Wrecks”, a beloved husband, son, father and brother, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  A life so well lived that no matter the “title” we gave him, he exceeded it. Rex has been an inspiration to so many and in countless ways.

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Jerry Michael Wall Sr.
Posted: February 16, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Jerry Michael Wall, Sr. was a warm, charismatic man who loved his family and church.  He was a longtime resident of Edmond and a former member of City Council, helping develop the master plan of Edmond, including the creation of Lake Arcadia and revitalizing the downtown area.

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Clifford Clark Dougherty Jr. February 9, 1935 — February 14, 2015
Posted: February 16, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Clark Dougherty of Edmond, Okla., passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015 with his family by his side to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Clark was born in New Eagle, Pa., to Clifford Clark Dougherty Sr. and Sarah Jessie McChain Dougherty. Clark’s father was employed by HJ Heinz Company.

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Peggy R. Long
Posted: February 16, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Peggy R. Long, 81, passed away on February 15, 2015. Visitation will be noon until 7 p.m. Friday, February 20 at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond, with family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 21, at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

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