The Edmond Sun


April 9, 2013

Manuel E. Kuta

EDMOND —     Manuel Edward “Mark” Kuta, 83, of Edmond, Okla., passed away April 4, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the son of Willie Joe and Rose Kuta of Montgomery, Texas. After high school, Mark attended Texas A&M University majoring in Agriculture. He owned a feed mill in Crockett, Texas, before moving the family to Tucson, Ariz., where he worked at Copper State Chemical Co. while obtaining his Master’s degree at the University of Arizona so he could teach high school agriculture classes. He worked his way up to a national sales manager position, living also in New York, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Iowa and Texas again, before moving to Oklahoma in 2007.

    Mark was a good husband, excellent dad, great provider, honest and fair.

    He is preceded in death by his parents and by the love of his life, Theresa Mae Kuta, whom he married on November 5, 1955.

    He is survived by his daughter and husband Kathy and Rick Ault of Edmond, Okla., son and wife, Mark and Flavia Kuta of Denver, Colo., son and wife Dane and Tomoko Kuta of San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter and husband, Kelsey and Chris LaPlante; grandsons, Andrew Ault, Nicholas Ault and Calvin Kuta; granddaughters, Daniela Kuta and Cristina Kuta; great-grandchildren, Jackson LaPlante, Mackenzie LaPlante, Dawson LaPlante; sister and husband, Mary and Valentine Mock; sister, Frances Swonke, and many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Baggerley Funeral Home, 930 S. Broadway, Edmond, with interment following at Gracelawn Cemetery.

Text Only
  • John Shinn upload.jpg John Albert Shinn

        John Albert Shinn was born January 3, 1941 in Edmond, Okla., to Luther Todd Shinn and Beryl (Nichols).  He passed away July 27, 2014 in Carney, Okla., at the age of 73.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • LaVerne Warren upload.jpg LaVerne V. Warren

        LaVerne V. Warren, 96, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Yukon, Okla. She was born in Lawton, Okla. on June 28, 1918 the fourth of seven children born to Roy and Agnes Atwood.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Mattingly upload.jpg John Mattingly

        John Mattingly, 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2014 after a brief illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emma Marie Pridemore

        Heaven gained a sweet new angel in the early morning hours of July 21, 2014 in Emma Marie Pridemore.

    July 25, 2014

  • George Herschell Fancher, III

        Funeral services for George “Little George” Herschell Fancher, III, 41, of Edmond, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Butler Baptist Church, Butler, Okla.

    July 23, 2014

  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Curtis Hayes upload.jpg Curtis Joseph Hayes

        Curtis Joseph Hayes, 78, long-time resident of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 17, 2014. Curt was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Ponca City, Okla., to Bernard and Virginia Hayes. He was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the U.S. Army.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo