The Edmond Sun


October 1, 2012

Robert Stringer

EDMOND —     Robert “Bob” Stringer, 84, of Perry, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., died Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Perry. He was born January 13, 1928, in El Reno, Okla., the son of Ray Newton and Vera (Teague) Stringer.

    On August 28, 1949 Bob married his sweetheart and best friend Velta Mae Allen at the First Christian Church in Edmond, Okla.

    Bob graduated from Central State University in 1950. He worked for the Department of Transportation until 1993 when he retired as a division engineer. He worked for the state for a total of 50 years.

    He was a past post commander of the American Legion Post 111 in Edmond, past president of the Perry Rotary and a former director of the Exchange Bank and Trust in Perry. He was a Mason and a member of the Perry Historical Society.

    Bob served his country for over 40 years and was honorably discharged from the Oklahoma National Guard after serving in the 45th Infantry Division, 179th Infantry Headquarters Company, 158th Field Artillery Company and completed a tour in the Korean War.

    Bob was an active member and served as an elder of the First Christian Church in Perry.

    Bob is survived by his wife, Velta of the home; two sons, Wes Stringer of Oklahoma City, Larry Stringer of Owasso, Okla., three grandchildren, Regina Howell and her husband, Davy of Spring, Texas, Dana Stringer and Ethan Stringer both of Owasso; two great grandchildren, Allison Howell and Dalton Howell of Spring, Texas; two great- great-grandchildren, Stephani Howell and Cody Howell of Spring, Texas; sister-in-law, Virginia O’Niel of Edmond; two nephews, Steve O’Niel of Cascade, Colo., Jay O’Niel of Pueblo West, Colo.

    He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karon Byford; parents, Ray and Vera Stringer; one sister, LaVahn Childers; and two brothers-in-law, Bill O’Niel and Dave Childers.

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at First Christian Church in Perry. Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. at Kingfisher Cemetery in Kingfisher, Okla. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

    Family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

    Memorials may be made to Companion Hospice, American Legion Post 111 or the First Christian Church in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at

Text Only
  • Whitehead upload.jpg Monroe Clifton Whitehead

        Monroe Clifton Whitehead, 100, was born November 3, 1913, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to parents William Curtis and Eddie Lee (Ward) Whitehead and passed away April 10, 2014, in Edmond, Okla.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hazel Roberts upload.jpg Hazel Elizabeth Roberts

        Roberts, Hazel Elizabeth (Berrey) passed on to her Lord and Savior on April 10, 2014.  She was born on the 30th day of November, 1921, to Dr. Leo A. and Eudora (Moore) Berrey, in DeRidder, La.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pearson upload.jpg Bobbie Ann Pearson

        Bobbie Ann Pearson, 59, passed away April 8, 2014. She was born October 3, 1954 in Boise City, Okla., to Bob and Charlene Spence.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ahrend upload.jpg Wilma G. Ahrend

        Our dear mother was just passing through this lifetime on a journey to see her savior. She devoted many hours to the study of God’s Word in worship and praise for Him.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barton upload.jpg Robert William Barton

        Robert (Bob) William Barton, 67, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Edmond, Okla., was born April 2, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Kenneth and Doris Barton and passed away, with his family by his side, on Sunday April 6, 2014 in Denton.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jane Arrington upload.jpg Jane Arrington

        Celebration of Life Services for Jane Arrington, 80, of Canadian, Texas, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Canadian with the Rev. Travis Allen and Rev. Sydne Allen, co-officiating.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth Cornelius upload.jpg Elizabeth L. Nelson Cornelius

        Elizabeth L. (Beth) Nelson Cornelius, 34, of Edmond, Okla., was born February 12, 1980 to Doug and Kathy Nelson in Edmond.  She attended Edmond Public Schools and graduated from Edmond Memorial.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gary Lee Niederschmidt

        Gary Lee Niederschmidt, 69, passed away on April 7, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born on May 17, 1944 in Lincoln, Neb., to Dorothy Jean and Arnold H. Niederschmidt.

    April 9, 2014

  • Sydney Couch upload.jpg Sydney D’Ann Couch

        Sydney D’Ann Couch, 62, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Amarillo, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen Reddic upload.jpg Helen Louise Reddick

        Helen Louise Reddick, 71, of Edmond, Okla., was born April 18, 1942 in Erwin, Tenn. to Ezra and Bertha (Parter) Hensley. She passed away April 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo