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Death Notices/Obituaries

Linda Jane Harris
Linda Jane Harris, 64, of Burkburnett, Texas died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Wichita Falls, Texas.  She was born in Wiseman, Ark. on Nov. 6, 1947 to H. R. and Mary Lawyer Cole.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery, with Gary Riley of Turning Point Church, Wichita Falls, officiating.  Services are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Linda served in the US Navy and was an oilfield worker.  She had a passion for taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Harris.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary O'dell and husband Keith of Burkburnett; her son, Bobby Harris and wife Viola of Dumas, Texas; sisters, Betty Harris and husband George of Burkburnett, and Hazel Billington of Arizona; brother, Dale Cole of Iowa Park, Texas; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear friend, Gary Kincy of Burkburnett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com


Floyd Gene Buesking

Floyd Gene Buesking, 85, of Burkburnett, Texas died Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Sugar Land, Texas.  Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Burkburnett with Gary Simmons officiating.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Visitation will be Friday, April 13, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Floyd was born in Strasburg, Illinois, Feb. 26, 1927 to Martin and Bessie (Spannagel) Buesking.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After retiring from the Air Force he settled in Burkburnett where he was active at Grace Lutheran Church.  He liked playing cards and spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Buesking.

He is survived by his daughters, Sheryl Rumple and her husband Guy, of Sugar Land, Texas, and Genie Hubert and her husband Dave of Tucson, Arizona; a brother, and a sister; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Grace Ministries, 215 E. 3rd Street, Burkburnett, Texas 76354 or Grace Lutheran Church of Burkburnett, 309 N. Ave. E, Burkburnett,
Texas 76354 

Condolences to the family may sent to www.owensandbrumley.com     


Glo
ria Minick Buell
Gloria Minick Buell, 81, of Bryan, Texas passed away at Hospice Brazos Valley on March 28, 2012.

Gloria was born March 16, 1931 near Burkburnett, Texas. She attended the Burkburnett public schools and graduated from Burkburnett High School. She attended the University of North Texas and graduated in the class of 1952. Gloria married Frank Buell on March 29, 1952. They had one daughter, Becky. Gloria worked as a librarian at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She spent many years volunteering in other libraries where she lived in Carrolton, Hurst and most recently at Waldenbrook Estates in Bryan. Gloria served as the secretary for the Hurst, Euless, and Bedford Rotary Club for 16 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Myrtle Minick.

She is survived and greatly loved by her family; husband, Frank; daughter and son-in law, Becky and Steve Carr; and three granddaughters, Elizabeth, Jessica, and Wendy. She had many friends among the residents and staff at Waldenbrook Estates.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Waldenbrook Estates Community Room, 2410 Memorial Drive in Bryan.

John G. Morgan

John G. Morgan, 83, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John The Divine Anglican Church of Burkburnett with The Rev. John Munson  and The Rev. James Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. 

Visitation will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

John was born in Hanna, Wyoming to Sidney L. and Agnes (Gardner) Morgan, January 11, 1929.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force.  John graduated from Gillette High School in Gillette, Wyoming in 1948.  He married Joyce Vaughn in Montgomery, Alabama in 1952.  He was a founding member of The St. John The Divine Anglican Church here in Burkburnett.  John worked with the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years.  He was a National Volunteer of the year for the U.S. Forest Service. John was a Mason and worked as a Civil Service Instructor.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce Morgan, of Burkburnett; son, John Morgan Jr. and his wife Mary Alice of Early, Texas; daughter, Joy McCrary Eaton and her husband Kenneth of Terrell, Texas; granddaughter, Evaughn McCrary; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. John The Divine Anglican Church of Burkburnett

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 

Melvin Lee Riddle

Melvin Lee Riddle, 76, of Burkburnett, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Light House Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Bobby Scott officiating.   Interment will follow at Charlie Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. 

Melvin was the son of George and Minnie (Graham) Riddle.  He was born February 16, 1936 in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Melvin enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing his guitar.  He also was a collector of knives and a roofer by trade.  Melvin was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  He is survived by his wife Abbie Louise Riddle of Burkburnett, TX.; 3 sons, Allen Dale Riddle and his wife Karen of Dean, TX.; Gary Lee Riddle and his wife Dawn of Odessa, TX.; and Douglas Wayne Riddle of Burkburnett, TX.; Daughter,  Donna Marie Gonzales and her husband Pete of Burkburnett, TX.; 2 Sisters, Edna Dee Ray and her husband Edward of Whitney, TX.; and Helen Mae Gann and her husband David  of Graham, TX.; 6 Grandchildren,  Becky Newman, of Killeen, TX.; Rodney Newman of Abilene, TX.; Thomas Newman of Burkburnett, TX.; Brian Luce of Burkburnett, TX.; Brandon Riddle and his wife Tiffany of Odessa, TX.; and Kimberly Riddle of Burkburnett, TX.; and 8 Great Grandchildren. 

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

Melvin Lee Riddle, 76, of Burkburnett, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2 PM at the Light House Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Bobby Scott officiating,   Interment will follow at Charlie Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. 

Melvin was the son of George and Minnie (Graham) Riddle.  He was born February 16, 1936 in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Melvin enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing his guitar.  He also was a collector of knives and a roofer by trade.  Melvin was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  He is survived by his wife Abbie Louise Riddle of Burkburnett, TX.; 3 sons, Allen Dale Riddle and his wife Karen of Dean, TX.; Gary Lee Riddle and his wife Dawn of Odessa, TX.; and Douglas Wayne Riddle of Burkburnett, TX.; Daughter,  Donna Marie Gonzales and her husband Pete of Burkburnett, TX.; 2 Sisters, Edna Dee Ray and her husband Edward of Whitney, TX.; and Helen Mae Gann and her husband David  of Graham, TX.; 6 Grandchildren,  Becky Newman, of Killeen, TX.; Rodney Newman of Abilene, TX.; Thomas Newman of Burkburnett, TX.; Brian Luce of Burkburnett, TX.; Brandon Riddle and his wife Tiffany of Odessa, TX.; and Kimberly Riddle of Burkburnett, TX.; and 8 Great Grandchildren. 

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com


Jessie Duron


Jessie Duron, 58, of Henrietta, died on
Monday, March 26, 2012.

The memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Mr. Duron was born on November 18, 1953, in Austin, Texas. He worked for Ameron.

Survivors include: wife, Patricia Duron; daughter, Melissa Duron, both of Henrietta; sons, Jeff Duron of San Diego, CA and Kelly Duron of Burkburnett; brothers, Leon Duron, Jr. of Burkburnett and John Duron of Wichita Falls; sister, Ramona Jones of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and family at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com



Hazel Ruth Lotz

Hazel Ruth Lotz, 51, of Burkburnett, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at her home in Burkburnett, Texas.   Private Services were held Monday, March 19, 2012 at the family home. 

Hazel was a nurses Aide.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She was born in Walters, Okla. to Keith W. and Robbie (Melton) Michael, Nov. 28, 1960.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Lotz; sister, Brenda Carroll; and a son, Shannon Sanders. 

She is survived by her mother, Robbie Michael of Burkburnett; two brothers, Aubrey Michael and his wife Rose of Burkburnett, and Cliff Michael and his wife Anita of Iowa Park, Texas; and a sister, Patricia Madden and her husband of Katy, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 

 


Stephen Lewis Kinnard

Stephen Lewis Kinnard, 57, beloved husband, father, and friend, died March 16, 2012, at his home in Odessa, Texas, surrounded by his family.  The youngest son of Olan “Cotton” and Jackye Kinnard, he was born June 16, 1954 in Portales, New Mexico.  He spent his youth in Burkburnett, Texas, where he graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1972. He attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he became a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.

He began his lifelong career in the oilfield chemical business in 1977 when he went to work for NL- Baroid Treating Chemicals.  In August, 1981, he moved with NL to Odessa and began working in the McElroy Field. When NL was bought by Exxon in 1988, Steve made a transition from sales to the Odessa Exxon Chemical Technical Group. In 1995, he moved to Champion Chemicals where he worked as a sales engineer. While working for Champion, he received several individual sales awards.  In 2004, he became manager of the Champion Monahans District and held that position for four years. He retired from Kel-Tech, Inc. in December 2011 after 34 continuous years in the oil industry.  He had a reputation among his peers as a highly skilled technical oilfield chemical man, and he loved his work.

Steve was a sports fan. He followed baseball, football, and basketball. He also enjoyed participating in many sports activities with his family and friends.  He played industrial league softball in Luling and Odessa.  Later, he began to play golf, and he had a large, wonderful group of friends with whom he played.  Over the years in Odessa, Steve participated in many golf tournament charity benefit activities with these friends.

It was while working for NL Treating Chemicals in Luling, Texas, that he met Fredrica, his wife of 30 years.  They married in Odessa on February 27, 1982.

Steve is survived by his wife, Fredrica  Kinnard; son, Clifford Carpenter and his wife, Melissa of Helena, MT;  daughter, Cassandra Dillavou of Lockhart, Texas; son, Clayton Carpenter and his wife Linda of Odessa, Texas; son, Craig Carpenter and his wife Valerie of Lockhart, Texas;  son, Stephen A. Kinnard of Austin, Texas;  thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is further survived by his parents, Cotton and Jackye Kinnard of Breckenridge, Texas; brother, Rick and his wife Janye Kinnard of Fayetteville, AR; sister, Martye and husband Ernie Underwood of Breckenridge; as well as several nieces, nephews, and Kinnard family relatives.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 401 N. County Rd. West in Odessa, Texas.  The Reverend Les Jackson will officiate.

Donations to St. John’s can be made in lieu of flowers.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

 

 


Marcia "Marcy" Smalley

Marcia "Marcy" Smalley, 74, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away March 11, 2012 .  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens & Brumley chapel in Burkburnett with Kerry Finley officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Marcy is the daughter of the late Gene and Margurite Minor of Fairfax, Iowa.  Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ted Smalley; daughter, Cindy Culwell and her husband Larry of Wichita Falls, Texas; brother, Lee Minor and his wife Priscilla of Fairfax Iowa; sister, Myra Holley and her husband Bob of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two grandchildren, Lauren of Portland, Ore., and Mathew of Wichita Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

Marcy loved the outdoors and her animals; be it training horses, raising llamas or breeding registered miniature donkeys.  Marcy was a professional cow-girl, trick rider and rodeo timer for many years. She also competed in the goat tying and steer un-decorating in all girl rodeos.  Marcy held two gold cards, one in the PRCA and one in the WPRA.  Ted and Marcy and daughter, Cindy, rodeoed for many years finally settling down in Burkburnett. 

She will be greatly missed by her many rodeo friends, close friends and family and her beloved dog "Dally".

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, Texas 76309

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com     


Beth Davis

Beth Davis, 74, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Graveside Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Danny Hodgkins officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett

Beth was the daughter of Buster W. and Matie "Lorena" (Calvert) Morrison.  She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, February 18, 1938.   After graduating High School she became an LVN. 

She is survived by three sons, Jimmie C. Carter, Jr. of Pampa, Texas, Hollie M. Carter of Pampa, and Tim L. Carter of Burkburnett; stepdaughter, Cindy Henson of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Gay Word and her husband Thomas of Lubbock, Texas, Jane Morrison of Burleson, Texas, Joan Baum and her husband Larry of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mitzi Trammell of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Roye Lee Morrison of Wichita Falls, and John Morrison of Wichita Falls; four step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76310

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com   


Wilma Pauline Chambers

Wilma Pauline Chambers, 85, of Burkburnett, Texas died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Church of Christ in Burkburnett with Roy Christopher presiding. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Visitation will be Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wilma was the daughter of John and Ercie Bell Kidd.  She was born in Bauxite, Ark., Feb.12, 1927.  She was a wife, mother, and homemaker.  Wilma was married to the late Donald Wayne Chambers, April 10, 1958 in Carlsbad, N.M.  She was a member of the DAR and a member of Central Church of Christ of Burkburnett.  She had a passion for cooking and also for sewing.  Wilma wanted everyone to know "she's not gonna say goodbye, I'll see ya later". 

Wilma is survived by two sons, Donald Wayne Chambers II and his wife Debra of Lubbock, Texas, and William Sidney Chambers and his wife Kristi of Cypress, Texas; a sister, Cynthia Dunn of Bauxite, Ark.; six grandchildren, Chad Lamprecht, Michelle Sneed, Meagan Chambers, Clayton Chambers, Grace Chambers, and Andrew Chambers; four great grandchildren, Kolby, Kylynn, Olivia, and Nathanael.   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Wayne Chambers; and a brother, John Henry Kidd.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com  


Paul W. Taylor

Services for Paul W. Taylor, 64, of Payne Springs will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home. Paul was born on June 12, 1947 in Nocona, Texas to parents Carl Taylor and Helen (Gillispie). He died March 6, 2012.

Paul or “Pepaw” and “Papaw” as he was called by his grandchildren enjoyed spending time with his family and working at the State Fair of Texas which he did for 32 years. He also traveled; would scuba dive and listened to lots of music. His hobbies were researching family history, electronics, flying airplanes and entrepreneurship. Paul was a Christian man and was a member of the Texas Baptist Men’s Association.

Paul was preceded in death by his father his grandparents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, of Payne Springs, three daughters, Kelly Hunter of Graham, Lindsay Taylor of  Ft. Worth, Denise Dinkel of Mesquite; mother, Helen Taylor of Graham; brother, Larry Taylor of Conway, AR; seven grandchildren.

A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com



Elizabeth Mary Taylor

Elizabeth Mary Taylor, 91, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Divine in Burkburnett with Rev. John Munson officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be Monday, March 5, 2012 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Taylor was born to Robert and Julia Rose Shickell in TrinidadColo. Aug. 16, 1920.  She was a homemaker.  She was married to Grundy Thurmond Taylor who died in 1982.  Mrs. Taylor came to Burkburnett from Wyoming in 1959 after her husband transferred to SAFB.  She and Grundy were married June 4, 1941

She is survived by two daughters, Dawn Lindsey and Fawn Taylor both of Burkburnett; son, Neil T. Taylor of Chicago, Illinois; and her sister, Mrs. Joella Lunsford of Denver, Colo.; granddaughter, Heather Hollingsworth of Burkburnett; and three great grandchildren, Leah, Mariah, and Hannah Hollingsworth all of Burkburnett. 

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were co-founders of St. John Divine Episcopalian Church of Burkburnett.  She was a member of Altar Guild and Vestry at the church.  She was President of PTA and Treasurer here in Burkburnett and in Wyoming.  She was also a Girl Scout Leader in Wyoming and here in Burkburnett. She was a volunteer with CAC and was voted citizen of the year for Burkburnett. 

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 


Wallace Robison

Wallace Robison, 88, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away at his home in Burkburnett Friday, March 2, 2012.  Funeral services will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Burkburnett with Rev. Lamoin Champ of Nocona officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  

Wallace was born to John Mack and Josie (Crisp) Robison, Dec. 5, 1923 in Walters, Okla. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1941. He worked in the oil field as a pumper for Clark Operating Co. and was the owner of a filling station.  He and Florence Griffith were married March 21, 1980.  Wallace was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge.  He served his country proudly in the Army Air Corps during World War 2 where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He flew 33 missions over Germany

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Catherine Rozzell; and four brothers and two sisters. 

He is survived by his wife, Florence Robison; son, Wallace Robison Jr. of Devol, Okla. and his wife Linnie; step-son, Rick Bradley of Burkburnett and his wife Mindy; step-daughter, Sherry Gellner and her husband Randy of Burkburnett; step-son, Terry Bradley and his wife Susan of Burkburnett; and step-son, Jim Thomas and his wife Diane of Fort Worth, Texas.  Wallace was the baby of the family. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76309

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com


Peggy Mae Horn

Peggy Mae Horn, 74, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2012.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Church of Christ in Burkburnett at 908 Kramer Rd.,  Roy Christopher officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Peggy was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Del Norte, Colo. to the late Ernest and Gertrude Potter.  She married Leeman Wayne Horn in Childress, Texas Dec. 3, 1953.  He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ernestine McFerrin. 

Peggy graduated from Greenbelt School of Nursing in 1968 and worked in the Chillicothe Hospital prior to entering the Midwestern Nursing Program.  She worked for Wichita General Hospital while she was a student at Midwestern and then joined the staff following her 1972 graduation.  Peggy served as a Head Nurse immediately prior to being named to a supervisory position.  She retired September 2000 from United Regional Hospital

Peggy is survived by five sons, Michael Horn of Burkburnett, Bill Horn and his wife Connie of Wichita Falls, Texas, Matt Horn and his wife Kim of Burkburnett, Joe Horn and his wife Teri of Crowley, Texas, and Rodney Horn and his wife Candace of Wichita Falls;12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, TX. 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76309 or Wichita Falls Humane Society.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley


Jan S. Turner

Jan S. Tanner, 64, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Wichita Falls.  Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church of Burkburnett with Rev. Judy Brock officiating, under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Jan was born July 21, 1947 to James and Iola (Baker) Chandler in Altus, Okla.   She was employed in Home Health Services.  She enjoyed collecting ceramic dolls and really enjoyed spending time with her family. 

She leaves behind, three sons, Ronney Ross of Burkburnett, Shawn Ross of Hilton Head, S.C., and Gerald Tanner of Burkburnett; granddaughter, Brittany Ross of Burkburnett; daughter- in- law, Denise Ross of Wichita Falls, Texas; step grandson, Chris Kelley of Wichita Falls; and step granddaughter, Audey Anderson of Wichita Falls. 

She was a member of First Christian Church of Burkburnett.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com


Ruth Rozzell

A graveside service will be held for Ruth Rozzell, 82, of Walters, OK at the Walters Cemetery on Friday, February 24 at 1 p.m., under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home. Online guestbook at: www.hart-wyattfuneralhome.com
Edna Ruth Rozzell was born to Allen  Lee and Bertha Lee (Munshausen) Jones  at Stratford, OK on September 4, 1929 and departed this life in Lawton, OK on February 21, 2012 at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 17 days.

Ruth grew up in the Duncan and Velma, OK area. She married Orville Davis Rozzell on September 20, 1946 at Henrietta, TX. They made their home at Duncan until moving to Burkburnett, TX in 1966 where she operated Ruth’s Coffee Shop.  They moved to Nocona, TX in 1976 where they owned and operated the Ranch House Restaurant and eventually made their way to Walters around the year 2000.


She loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and always enjoyed serving and visiting with patrons of the restaurant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Jim Charles Rozzell; a brother, Charles Johnson; and a sister, Birdie Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Orville; a son, Randy Rozzell of Lubbock, TX; a daughter, Susan  Chavez  and husband Jessie of Burkburnett, TX; four grandchildren, Randy Ray Rozzell of San Diego, CA, Bobby Rozzell of Minot, ND, Craig Bentley and Ian Bentley both of Wichita Falls, TX; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.


Rosy Marie (Adams) Brown

Rosy Marie (Adams) Brown-Walker entered into eternal peace on Monday, February 20, 2012.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Redding officiating.  Interment will follow at Whitehill Cemetery in Jolly, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons; Steve Bennett, Butch Allsup, Peter Johnson, Craig Mooty, Bobby Haynie and Brad Bunch; great-grandsons, Jonathan Doyle and Brayden Voigt. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters; Kelly Rice and Darcy Minter; great-granddaughter, Baylee Voigt; great-great-granddaughters, Bethany Doyle and Lynnsey Murphy; nephew, Daryl Hiebert.

Rosy was born on November 21, 1916, in Bowie County, Texas, to Robert Monroe and Mary Frances (Langford) Adams. The family moved to Clay County in 1922 where she spent her early years.

On October 7, 1933, she married Robert Jackson Brown in Henrietta, Texas. They lived on the family farm in the Rock Springs Community for many years before moving to Wichita Falls where they were owners-operators of the former Dinner Bell Cafe on old Highway 287. Rosy then worked for and retired from Sprague Electric in 1981. She also worked for other local businesses.

Rosy was a member of Woodhaven Baptist Church. Her life was devoted to her faith, her family and her friends. She loved a good party with abundant food, pretty flowers and a lively dance band. In later years, she had great fun and uncommonly good fortune at the casinos, where she often outlasted her most stalwart companions. She would save her winnings and pour them into the next family celebration or calamity, whichever came first! Hers was a life well-lived and well-loved, a triumph over austerity and adversity. Fortunate were those in her company. Rosy always gave as much love as she received. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; 12 siblings and their spouses; her first husband, Robert J. Brown; infant son, Samuel Glenn Brown; a daughter, Betty Jane Brown-Allsup; and her second husband, Grady L. Walker.

Survivors grieving her passing are sons: Robert B. Brown and wife, Paula, of Henrietta, and, Michael D. Brown of Wichita Falls; son-in-law, Howard A. Allsup, of Dixon, TN; daughters, Joann B. Bennett of Wichita, Kansas, Martha L. Tucker and husband, Don, Peggy Albano and husband, Carmine, Virginia L. Brown all of Wichita Falls, Mary Sue Drake and husband, Glenn of Burkburnett, Faye Brechtel and husband Charlie of Crosby, TX, Kay Aubert and husband, Steve of McLoud, OK, Robin L. Bunch of Henrietta; stepsons; Doyce Walker and wife, Linda, of Clinton, OK, Loy Walker and wife, Virginia, Darrell Walker and wife, Carol, and Lanny Walker and wife, Brenda, all of Wichita Falls. She also leaves behind 30 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita F. Campbell of Wichita Falls; brother, Billy R. Adams of Henrietta; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com

 


Goldena B. Turner

Goldena B. Turner, 83, of Randlett, Okla. died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lighthouse Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Bobby Scott officiating, under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Randlett, Okla.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Goldena was born to Roy O. and Imma (Hurst) Williams in Randlett, Okla., December 5, 1928. She was a homemaker. She was married to Rev. Carl Turner who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister,  Sonja Green; and a son, Mahlon Turner.

Goldena is survived by two sons, Mark Turner and his wife Reba Jo of Randlett, and Matt Turner and his wife Cindy of Huffman, Texas; daughter, Carlene Morales and her husband Johnny of Devol, Okla.; 14 grandchildren, Tony, Renee, Becky, Nathan, Tori, Alan, Marcie, Regina, Clay, Megan, Markie, Keenan, Lucretia, and Paul; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Charla White of Wichita Falls, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76310 of Fairview Cemetery Association of RandlettOK.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com  

 


Hellen Lee Finley
Hellen Lee Finley, age 57, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Lexington, Okla. passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at the United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.

Hellen was born March 16, 1954 in Norman, Okla. She was the youngest of seven children born to Orval Vernon Berglan and Helen Elleta (Burnett) Berglan. Hellen grew up in Lexington and attended the Lexington schools where she graduated with the class of 1972. Two months after she graduated from high school she married the love of her life, Tony Lynn Finley. They were married on July 15, 1972 in Rosedale, Okla. Hellen lived most of her life in Lexington except for the past seven years she has lived in Burkburnett, Texas. While living in Oklahoma she had various clerical jobs. while living in Texas she worked for Howmet Manufacturing Co. Throughout her life, Hellen enjoyed going to the lake with her family, boating, camping and traveling. While her grandchildren were growing up she loved watching them play ball.  Hellen loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making Christmas candy and especially her famous fudge. She will be remembered as a friend to all who knew her and an enemy to none.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Helen Berglan; son, Ricky Finley in year 1993; granddaughter, Rachelle Finley in year 2000.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Finley of the home; daughter, Tina Mathews and husband Charles of Mustang, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Ruth Finley Morath and husband Richard of Wichita Falls; two grandsons, Reece and Reilly Hill; mother-in-law, Mona Faye Stone of Purcell, Okla.; four sisters, Wanda Keeler and husband Wayne of Wayne, Okla., Lois Crowder and husband Ron of Amarillo, Texas, Jo Ann Robson and husband Mark of Lenexa, Kan., Joyce Walker and husband Johnny of Ft. Worth, Texas; two brothers, Vernon Berglan of Lexington, Okla., Glenn Berglan of Goldsby, Okla.; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Tammy Finley of Wanette, Okla., Debbie Sinks of Purcell, Gina Finley of Tyler, Texas, Rolinda Stone of Purcell, Dale Finley of Lexington, Johnny Finley of Lexington; one aunt, Vivian Burnett of Arlington, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, several cousins, and a host of  friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Lexington. Interment will be at the Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations in her memory to McClain Bank. Arrangements will be by Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell, Okla.

 

Dorothy "Dot" Marie Thompson Lewis

Dorothy "Dot" Marie Thompson Lewis, 90, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 in her home in Burkburnett, Texas.  Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church of Burkburnett with Rev. Don Pellikan officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Funeral Home. 

 Dot was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Goldwaithe, Texas  to Blueford E. and Lula E. (Cole) Thompson.  She received her Bachelors Degree at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas and her Masters Degree at Midwestern State University.  She retired from Burkburnett High School after 25 years of dedicated service teaching College Preparatory English and Mythology. 

Dot married William Don Lewis in Dublin, Texas  October 29, 1949.  They were married 62 years.  Dot and Don traveled the United States in their travel trailer visiting every state, twice.  She traveled with her daughter, Doretha, throughout Greece, Crete and the Peloponnesus.  She also traveled Northern Europe with her sister, Mildred Reeves.  Dot and Don also took eight cruise trips together visiting many different destinations. 

 Dot attended the First United Methodist Church, weekly Bible Study and monthly Circle meetings.  She began teaching aerobic classes after her retirement and began a yearly snow skiing trip to New Mexico and Colorado.  She will be remembered as a dedicated wife and a wonderful beloved mother with a great sense of humor and a traveling spirit and an exemplary teacher. 

Survivors include her husband, Don Lewis; her children, Doretha Lewis and Donna Sue Lewis; four grandchildren, Chris Lewis, Dustin Loveless, Jessica Bailey and Adam Scheffe; four great grandchildren, Salah and Silas Loveless, Morgan Bailey and Caleb Jason Scheffe; and one sister, Mildred Reeves. 

Preceding her in death were her son, Dick Lewis; and her daughter, Debra Ann Loveless; her sisters, Edith Russell and Lila Jo Lockett; and her brother, Ezelle Thompson. 

Special thanks from our heart to Evergreen Care Center and American Hospice for their wonderful help and kind compassion.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com   


 

Stephen E. McCarty
A Memorial Service will be held for Stephen E. McCarty at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2012 at the American Legion Frye-Vaughn Post #264, Burkburnett, Texas. Stephen passed away Jan. 23, 2012.

Dorothy Lavene Perry Hunter

Dorothy Lavene Perry Hunter, 90, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Yukon Cemetery, Yukon, Okla. under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. Dr. David B. Hartman, Jr. will be presiding. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

Dorothy was born on July 11, 1921 in Kim, Colo. to Hazel Marie and Otto C. Perry. Upon graduating from Burkburnett High School she attended Draughn’s Business College in Dallas, Texas. She worked for several years at Sheppard Air Force Base in the Civil Service. There she met and married Donald J. Hunter. After devoting all her love and time raising four children, Dorothy became a realtor for Hirschi Realtors. She later found the passion and drive to graduate from Midwestern University’s Dental Hygiene Associate Degree program in May, 1979. She retired in 1991. She was a devoted grandmother and rarely missed any opportunity to see her grandchildren play sports, dance or sing. She was also an avid walker and up until a few years ago walked six miles a day.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Marcel, Truman, Lynn; and her sisters, Mary Lee Perry and Hope P. Hudspeth.

She is survived by her sisters, Colleen Galbraith and husband John of Colorado Springs, Colo., Beverly Little and husband Wayne of Belton, No., Bonnie Grogan and husband Ralph of Tulsa, Okla., Barbara Jo Cooper and husband Jackie of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sherian Brumley of Dayton, Ohio; and brother, Reginald Perry of Portland, Ore.

Survivors include children, Don Michael Hunter and wife Donna of Memphis, Tenn., David Scott Hunter and wife Maryvi of Arlington, Texas, Cheryl Hunter Appling and husband Rick of Wichita Falls, and Randal Ray Hunter and wife Teresa of Burkburnett, Texas. Her grandchildren are Michael R. Hunter, Matthew S. Hunter, Trenton S. Hunter, Colton S. Hunter, Kristen Appling Brown and husband Benton, Jason R. Appling, Trevor D. Hunter, and Tres R. Hunter. She is also survived by her great-grandson, Parker Trimble Brown.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Wichita Falls, Meals on Wheels of Burkburnett, Texas, Hospice of Wichita Falls, or the Hands to Hands Community Fund.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com



Ray Arthur

Ray Arthur, 80, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Burkburnett with Rev. Don Pellikan officiating, assisted by Rev. Paul Goodrich of First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls and Rev. Lydia Pellikan.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home

Ray was born in Denton, Texas to Russell B. and Thelma (Chastain) Arthur, April 28, 1931 in Denton, Texas.  He married his loving wife of 59 years, July 20, 1952, in Gainesville, Texas.   He was the owner of Arthur Construction and had a passion for raising cattle and wheat farming.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Burkburnett.  He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Fredrick Ezekiel Escobedo and Matthew Scott Arthur; his parents; and five brothers and four sisters. 

He is survived by his wife, Lucretia Arthur, of Wichita Falls; son, Scott Arthur of Bedford, Texas; two daughters, Cretia Smyers of Wichita Falls, and Melanie Selvidge and her husband Kevin of Wichita Falls, and their daughter Merideth Ray; two sisters, Wilda Greene of Ardmore, Okla., and Jean Hall of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76310

Condolences to the family may be made to www.owensandbrumley.com


James Travis Hock, II

James Travis Hock, II, 22, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 in Scurry County.  Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Rotan with burial at McBee Cemetery in Ovalo, Texas under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. 

Born Dec.12, 1989 in Abilene, James was a son of James Travis Hock and Debbra Ann Hasty.  James graduated from Big Pasture High School in Randlett, Okla.  He served in the Army National Guard from 2008-2011 and spent a year in Iraq.  He married Cathy Smith on May 18, 2010 in Walters, Okla.  James was employed as a truck driver for Globe Energy in Snyder since June of 2010.  He grew-up in Oklahoma and lived in Burleson, Texas before moving to Rotan where he had lived for the last eight months.  James liked playing X-Box and MW3, motorcycle riding, collecting knives, off-roading, antagonizing his younger brother and playing basketball. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Barbara Ann Hasty.

James is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Rotan; two daughters, Adalyn Hock of Rotan and Lyric Hock of Clovis, N.M.; his father, James Travis Hock of Winters, N. H.; his mother, Debbra Hasty of Randlett, Okla.; his brother, Dolphin Hock of Randlett; his sister, Ashtan Hock of Burkburnett, Texas; his paternal grandfather, Jerry Don Hock; his paternal grandmother, Peggy Lee Ballard; his maternal grandfather, Joe Hasty of Devol, Okla; a nephew, Sean Robinson of Burkburnett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


Opal Wallace

Opal Wallace, 97, formerly of Burkburnett, Texas, entered the gates of Heaven peacefully Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. The daughter of Crisa and Guy Reagan, Opal was born Dec. 3, 1914 in Corsicana, Texas. She lived her early years in Goree, Bomarton and Seymour, Texas. Before becoming a resident of The Sterling House in Wichita Falls, Texas in 2009, Ms. Wallace resided in Burkburnett for 63 years. She lived a good, full life, was rarely ill and enjoyed bragging that she had never needed prescription medication. She was a Baptist.

Many will remember Opal as their favorite waitress at Lester’s Hickory Inn, McBride and Mayo Steak Houses in Wichita Falls in the 50’s and 60’s and at Tinker’s Catfish Inn in the 70’s and 80’s. After her retirement in 1987, she loved spending time with her great grandchildren, being outdoors and keeping a neat yard.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Moins and George Washington Reagan; five sisters, Bernie Reagan, Georgianna Reagan, Hester Lillard, Clodell Ramey, Jeanette Korneygay; daughter, Peggy Wallace Cozby; granddaughter, Kimberly Dale Cozby; and infant grandson, Kevin Earl Cozby.

Left to cherish her life and her memory are daughters, Pat Hensley of Wichita Falls and Charlotte Wallace Coffey of Ft.Worth; sister, Hattie Lou Bradshaw of Oklahoma City, Okla.; granddaughters, Kari Cozby Brown of Burkburnett, and Kelly Cozby of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandson, Kyle Hensley and wife Lynn of Lewisville, Texas; three great grandchildren, Cooper Brown and Kaci Brown of Burkburnett, Hunter J. Hensley of Lewisville; great-great-granddaughter, Kimberly of Burkburnett; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to American Hospice, 4210 Kell Blvd., Suite 211, Wichita Falls, TX 76309.


Larry "Andy" Andrew Wileman II

Larry "Andy" Andrew Wileman, II, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at his home in Owasso, Okla. He was 40 years of age. Andy was born Aug. 16, 1971 in Boise City Okla.  to Larry Andrew and Judith Alleene (Clayton) Wileman.

He graduated from Union High School in Tulsa, Okla. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University as well as Oral Roberts University.

Andy began his law enforcement career on the Mounds, Okla.  police force in 1997. He was later a part of the Keifer, Okla. Police department and worked for a time for Tulsa's International Airport Police. He joined the Collinsville Police department in 2004 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2006.

Andy fought a two and one-half year battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Wileman of Randlett, Okla. and his maternal grandparents the Reverend Roy and Mrs. Ruth Clayton of Wichita, Kan.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and children: Tyler Philips, Brandon Long, and Brianna Long, all of the home.

He is also survived by his parents, Larry and Judy Wileman of Tulsa, Okla., as well as his sister, Courtney Fellars of Manhattan, Kan., and his brother, Jared Wileman of Lawrence, Kan.


Stephen E. McCarty

Stephen E. McCarty, 67, passed away Jan. 23, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas

Stephen was born Oct. 4, 1944, and lived in the Wichita Falls area for 30 years.  He served his country in the United States Air Force, and worked at PPG Industries as a line worker until he retired.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by three sisters, Bee Haley of Olathe, Kan., Barbara Britten, and Brenda Pixley; and a brother, Fred Britten.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations/memorials be made to the American Legion Frye-Vaughn Post #264 in Burkburnett, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fallsfuneralhome.com.


Teresa Lynn (Gallagher) Speir

Funeral Services will be held for Teresa Lynn (Gallagher) Speir, age 52, of Devol, Okla. on Jan. 24, 2012, at 11:a.m. at First Baptist Church, Devol, with Pastor Ronnie Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Devol Cemetery under the direction of Hart Wyatt Funeral Home of Walters, Okla. A memorial fund has been established at First Bank of Burkburnett, Texas, or contributions can be made to Devol Cemetery. Online guest book available at www.hart-wyattfuneralhome.com.

Teresa Lynn (Gallagher) Speir was born in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 21, 1959 to Doris L. and William J. Gallagher and went to be with Jesus Jan. 8, 2012 in Devol, Okla.

Teresa graduated from St. Frances DeSales High School, Columbus, Ohio in 1977. After becoming a mom, she poured every part of her heart and soul into raising her children Chris and Amanda. After marrying her soul-mate in 1999, Teresa, Richard and the children made their home just two miles south of the Devol Cemetery. Being in the country, Teresa quickly became known as the “dog lady”. She enjoyed her dogs no matter what breed or how old and was quick to adopt any dog she could. Teresa’s main focus in life was always her family. Whether it was cheering at a bull riding event or cheering at a basketball game, people always knew when she was in the stands! Growing up with three sisters, Teresa took pride in being the rock for them all even when she didn’t realize she was. She was a loving mom, sister and friend that always had a beautiful smile on her face and a positive outlook on any situation in life.

Teresa was predeceased by her husband, Richard Lynn Speir, July 24, 2011; and her parents. She and her husband were both members of the United Methodist Church in Grandfield, Okla.

Teresa was employed at the Grandfield Library where she was the head librarian until 2007, Wal-Mart where she was a bakery associate until 2010, and E-Z Go where she was employed when she departed from this earth. Teresa has always been a hard worker and always succeeded at any job she had.

Survivors include her two children, Christopher McCombs of Duncan, Okla. and Amanda McCombs of Lubbock, Texas; one grandchild, Cayden McCombs of Duncan; sisters, Lorraine Ocker and husband Leo Ocker of Grandfield, Karen Pope of Heath, Ohio, and Patty Brown of Newark, Ohio; four brothers, William J. “Billy” Gallagher, Micheal P. Gallaher, Timothy “Timmy” Gallagher, and Dennis J. Gallagher, all of Ohio;  nieces, Kristina Ocker and son Ryland May of Grandfield, and Colleen Kennedy of Newark, Ohio; nephews, Aaron Ocker and daughters Kimberly and Summer Ocker of Okla., Chad Pope of Fla., Jeremy Pope of Ohio; step-son, Heath Kenyon of Grandfield; and sister-in-law, Peggy Jo Speir of Henryetta Okla.; and several family members in Ohio and numerous friends.


William G. "Bill" Appleton

William G. "Bill" Appleton, 77, of Burkburnett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

Interment will be held at 10:0 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla. under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

A son of the late Gracey and Julia (Carney) Appleton, he was born on Oct. 23, 1934 in Clarksville, Tenn.  He served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  On Feb. 11, 1967 he married Barbara Moore in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Bill was an avid golfer, loved water skiing, and enjoyed bowling.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Lee; step-son, Stephen Rice; his sister; and his granddaughter, Chloe Appleton.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Appleton; his son, William S. Appleton and wife Kristeen all of Burkburnett; his daughter, Debbie Newmister of Arcadia, Colo.; two step-daughters, Pam Harper and husband Bob of Duncan, Okla., and Karen Chancellor and husband Jerry of Wichita Falls; his brother, Charlie Appleton of Clarksville; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com

Pauline Varner

Pauline Varner, 89, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at Abundant Life Chapel of Burkburnett with Rev. Anthony West officiating.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the funeral home.

Pauline was born on July 10, 1922 in Poolsville, Okla. to the late Jesse and Jennie (Harrelson) Stubblefield.  On March 15, 1942, she married Wilbert Varner in Walters, Okla.  Pauline previously worked as a manager for the NCO Club and the Airman's Club at SAFB for many years, and later, owned and operated many businesses in Burkburnett.  A mother to all, she was very influential in many people’s lives.  She always had a smile on her face, and was a great story teller.  She was also preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Kathy Irwin; two brothers, Newton Dempsey, and Wifred Stubblefield; and a sister, Lorene English.

She is survived by her sons, Dewayne Varner and wife Linda, and Michael Varner all of Lake Arrowhead; two daughters, Connie Goettman and husband Randal of Burkburnett, and Debbie Varner of Wichita Falls; six grandchildren, Darla Taylor and husband Bucky of Rayland, Christy Fletcher and husband Chris of El Paso, Paula Brown and husband Michael of Ft. Worth, Jennifer Davis and husband Chris of Savannah, Georgia, Shane Weaver of Iowa Park, and Stacey Ferrente and husband Paul of Wichita Falls; and eight great-grandchildren, Jake, Toby, Mylisa, Sydney, Chloe, Joshua, Austin, and Jared.

For those desiring, the family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com

Pauline Varner, 89, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at Abundant Life Chapel of Burkburnett with Rev. Anthony West officiating.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the funeral home.

Pauline was born on July 10, 1922 in Poolsville, Okla. to the late Jesse and Jennie (Harrelson) Stubblefield.  On March 15, 1942, she married Wilbert Varner in Walters, Okla.  Pauline previously worked as a manager for the NCO Club and the Airman's Club at SAFB for many years, and later, owned and operated many businesses in Burkburnett.  A mother to all, she was very influential in many people’s lives.  She always had a smile on her face, and was a great story teller.  She was also preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Kathy Irwin; two brothers, Newton Dempsey, and Wifred Stubblefield; and a sister, Lorene English.

She is survived by her sons, Dewayne Varner and wife Linda, and Michael Varner all of Lake Arrowhead; two daughters, Connie Goettman and husband Randal of Burkburnett, and Debbie Varner of Wichita Falls; six grandchildren, Darla Taylor and husband Bucky of Rayland, Christy Fletcher and husband Chris of El Paso, Paula Brown and husband Michael of Ft. Worth, Jennifer Davis and husband Chris of Savannah, Georgia, Shane Weaver of Iowa Park, and Stacey Ferrente and husband Paul of Wichita Falls; and eight great-grandchildren, Jake, Toby, Mylisa, Sydney, Chloe, Joshua, Austin, and Jared.

For those desiring, the family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com


Sylvia D. Davis

Sylvia D. Davis, 66, of Burkburnett, Texas died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. at Central Church of Christ in Burkburnett with Roy Christopher and Bill Luttrell officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Sylvia was born Aug. 27, 1945 to Lonnie and Anna (Shepherd) Meek in Wichita Falls.  She was a homemaker.  Sylvia had a great talent for painting and loved garage sales.  She married Billy E. Davis, Aug. 19, 1961 in Wichita Falls.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles Meek and Johnny Meek; and sister-in-law, Jane Meek.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Billy E. Davis of Wichita Falls; son, Anthony Davis and wife Cheryl and children Michael and Caleb of  Grand Prairie, Texas; two daughters, Amy and Layne Brumley of Dean, Texas, and Andra and Leland Odneal and son Tyler of Edgewood, N.M.; brother, Lonnie Ray Meek of Lake Eufaula, Okla.; four sisters, Glynda Maness and husband Bill of Las Vegas, Nev.,  Etta Miller and husband Dick of Lake Jackson, Texas, Mary Dodson and husband Gary of Rowlett, Texas, and Cathy Blair and her husband David of Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was loved dearly by her numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis or Central Church of Christ of Burkburnett, TX.
Condolences to the family may be made to www.owensandbrumley.com 


Curtis M. Hervey

Curtis M. Hervey, 39, passed away in Seymour, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Burkburnett, Rev. Danny Hodgkins officiating, under direction of Owens & Brumley of Burkburnett, Texas.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Curtis was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to James and Buren (Terry) Hervey Feb. 9, 1972.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, John and Nettie Hervey, and Lonella and Curtis Terry. 

He is survived by his sister, Ronda Wilson and her husband David of Seymour, Texas; two brothers, Randy Hervey of Burkburnett, and Cody Hervey and his wife Jenny of Aurora, Colo.; three nephews, Jarod Wilson of Dallas, Texas, Collin and Donovan Hervey, both of Aurora, Colo.; and a niece,  Ashley Hervey of Aurora, Colo.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com


Mary Ellen Coble

Mary Ellen Coble, 78, formerly of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Longview, Texas.  Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery with Pat Bintner officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Mary was born in Greensboro, N.C., June 27,1933 to Jerome and Rosa (Walters) McNeal.  She was a homemaker.  She married Warren G. Coble Oct. 4, 1954 in Greensboro, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Warren G. Coble Jr. 

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Woodard and her husband Howard of Longview, Texas; three sisters, Carlene Barbee of Greensboro, N.C., Martha Ward and her husband Randy of Gibsonville, N.C., and Linda Jean McNeal of Greensboro, N.C.; brother, Robert McNeal and his wife Maggie of Summerfield, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Courtney and her husband Brian Selph of Gilmer, Texas, and Joseph Woodard and his fiance, Ashley Foster, of Longview, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of  Wichita Falls, Texas 4909 Johnson Rd. 76309.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com


Lorene "Granny" Wilkerson

Lorene "Granny" Wilkerson, 89, passed away in Wichita Falls, Texas, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett with Connie Goettman officiating.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Lorene was born in Randlett, Okla. July 5, 1922 to Walter Manley and Sallie (Darland) Shaver.  She loved watching the Rangers and the Mavericks for she was an avid sports fan. She also enjoyed working outside.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville "Doc" Wilkerson; and her daughter, Carol Weatherford. 

She is survived by her son, Tommy Wilkerson and his wife Sharon of Burkburnett, Texas; sister,

Vera Barker of Bakersfield, Calif.; granddaughter,  Dee Dee Pulliam and her husband Rodney of Richardson, Texas; two great grandsons, Cole McCullar of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Cameron McCullar of Bowie, Texas; and 2 great great grandsons, Zachary and Triston of Wichita Falls.

Condolences to the familly may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310     

 

Elvin E. Bangs

Elvin E. Bangs, 89, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Don Pellikan officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Randlett, Okla.  Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Elvin was born Aug. 15, 1922 in Enloe, Texas to Elmer C. and Ora L. (Johnson) Bangs.  He and Nita Rodgers were married in Detroit, Texas in the back of a shoe shop, Nov. 9, 1943.  He and Nita loved to square dance.  He served his country proudly during World War ll in the United States Air Force.  He worked at Municipal Airport for 17 years as a Flight Mechanic and as an Electrical Engineer for First Wichita National Bank in Wichita Falls.  He was a long time resident of Burkburnett.  He had a great passion for his family and his many friends. 

Elvin is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Nita (Rodgers) Bangs;  his daughter, Gay Thompson and her husband Jerrell of Randlett, Okla.; son, Roger Bangs and his wife Connie of Wichita Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren, Todd Thompson and his wife Carla of Burkburnett, Jerry Thompson and his wife Karri of Randlett, Jeff Thompson and his wife Anne of Burkburnett,  Terry Thompson and his wife Becky of Randlett, Dawn Hall and her husband Leam of Leesburg, Ga., Krista Ferrell and her husband Doug of Mineral Wells, Texas, Lonnie Bangs of Wichita Falls, and David Bangs and his wife Charmaine of Wichita Falls; nine great grandchildren; and eight great great Grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Fowler of Dallas, Texas, and Morene Billups of Skiatook, Okla.

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil & Ora "Johnson" Bangs; two brothers; and six sisters.

In lieu of flowers you may make donations to Hospice of Wichita Falls, TX. 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76309

Condlolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 

 

Shannon Kramer

Shannon Kramer, 36, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at his home in Burkburnett.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Lighthouse Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Bobby Scott officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Shannon was born in Wichita Falls, Texas April 1, 1975 to Bobby and Debbie (Bigford) Kramer.  He was a graduate of Big Pasture High School in 1994.  He worked as a custodian supervisor.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl and Betty Bigford; his paternal grandparents, Theodore and Alta Kramer; and his aunt, Karen Bigford.  Shannon had a great passion for his family and loved going to church and studying his Bible.

Shannon is survived by his wife Penny; his parents, Bobby & Debbie Kramer of Burkburnett, Texas; three sons, Ryan and Jesse Cantu and Noah Kramer, all of Burkburnett; two daughters, Savannah Cantu and Serenity Cantu of Burkburnett; two brothers, Dillon Kramer and Johathan Griffith of Burkburnett; sister, Brandy Kennedy of Electra, Texas; uncle, Rickie Bigford of Florida; and two aunts, Joyce Snyder of Burkburnett, and Linda Dilger of Wichita Falls, Texas  and her husband Ed; numerous cousins and many friends.   

 

Mary Ann Deutsch

Mary Ann Deutsch, 80, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.  Daughter of the late John and Marie (Wirtzfeld) Phillipp, Mary Ann was born on Feb. 10, 1931 in Moorhead, Minn.  Mary Ann married Al Deutsch on Aug. 6, 1955 in Phoenix, Ariz.  After Al’s retirement from the United States Air Force, they made their home in Burkburnett where they raised their six children. 

Mary Ann taught in the Burkburnett Independent School District for 30 years.  After her retirement, she continued teaching religious education classes at St Jude Catholic Church and was active in the Texas Retired Teachers Association and her cancer support group.  Additionally, she volunteered at Grace Ministries in Burkburnett.

Preceding Mary Ann in death were her husband, Al; her parents; sister and two brothers: Elaine (George) Krabbenhoft, Arthur (Patricia) Phillipp, Alfred (Delores) Phillipp. 

She is survived by her four daughters, Teresa Brady and her husband Robert, Margie Poole and her husband Dave, Patty Coker and her husband Jerry of Burkburnett, Texas and Jeanne Ballard and her husband Chris of Vernon, Texas; two sons, Reverend Paul Deutsch, SJ of Lake Dallas, Texas and Joseph Deutsch and his wife Missty of Frisco, Texas; fifteen grandchildren, Kristen Morris and her husband Michael of Minneapolis, Minn., Kellie Lara of Burkburnett, Texas, Mary, Julie, Patrick, and James Brady of Burkburnett, Texas, Katie, Alex, Garrett and Nicholas Deutsch of Frisco, Texas, Aaron, Kasey and Caden Coker of Burkburnett, Texas, Taylor and Caleb Ballard of Vernon, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Sarah Morris of Minneapolis, Minn.

Visitation and Rosary were held on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7:00 pm at St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Burkburnett.  The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, with burial at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76310; St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 600 Davey Drive Burkburnett, Texas; or The Jesuits, 710 Baronne Street, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70113.

James Ruckman

James Ruckman, 67, of Burkburnett died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. 

James was born in Greenville, Texas March 13, 1944 to Jesse and Beatrice (Cadenhead)) Ruckman.  He was a retired truck driver. He married Virginia Gowan November 3, 1961.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Virginia Ruckman of the home; daughter, Shirley Watson of Vernon, Texas; two sons, Jimmy Ruckman of Burkburnett, and David Ruckman of California; 10 Grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin Ruckman of Hereford, Texas; and David Ruckman of Duncan, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to American Hospice 4210 Kell Blvd.  Wichita Falls, Texas 76309

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com   

Gladys Kemp

Gladys Kemp of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Duane Perkinson officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Interment was at Randlett, Okla. 

Gladys was born Fe. 20, 1922 to W.O. (Oscar) and May (Coffee) Branson, in St. JoTexas.  She was a farmer and homemaker.  She married Glen Kemp July 28, 1937.  He preceded her in death in 1983.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Gladys was very active at Central Baptist Church where she attended for the past 60 years.  Gladys is survived by her son, Jerry Kemp and his wife Norma of Burkburnett, TX.; two grandchildren, Kirk Kemp and his wife Candice of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Kelli Lamb, also of Wichita Falls, Texas; and six great grandchildren; brother, J.D. Branson of Fort Worth, Texas; and a sister, Lois Thornton of Burkburnett, Texas.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Central Baptist Church 814 Tidal St. Burkburnett, TX. 76354

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

 
Brenda Goins Greenthaler

Brenda Goins Greenthaler, 58, of Granbury, Texas died Dec. 23, 2011 in Durant, Okla.  Memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at First Baptist Church in Burkburnett with Rev. Joe Coombes officiating.  Visitation Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett.

She was the daughter of Wendell Ray Goins and Mary Dreda Miller Goins of Burkburnett.  She married her sole mate, Ronald K. Greenthaler, March 27, 1987.  Brenda loved life, animals, the outdoors and everything wonderful nature had to offer.  Her life centered around her family, friends and pets.  She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. 

She attended Burkburnett schools for 12 years and graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1972.  During her life, her work consisted of accounts receivable and payables, secretary, and more, but the job she enjoyed most was just being a housewife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wendell Goins; her mother, Dreda Goins; a son, Bobby Campos; and her grandparents, Mintie Mae Miller, Carl Miller, J.M. "Doc" Goins, and Mary Ella Goins.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Greenthaler; a daughter, Dreda Renee Ford and husband Charley of Sulphur Springs, TX; a son, Eddy Ray Campos of Burkburnett; three grandsons, Adam Cole Ford, Dalton Rylie Ford, and Garret Lane Ford all of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Wendlyn McNew of Burkburnett; a brother, Terrell R. Goins and wife Janice of Burkburnett; three nieces, Lori Stokes, Kris Simmons, Pam Hite; six nephews, Scott Cornstubble, Lonny Goins, Ben McNew, Timmy McNew, Jimmy McNew, and Frank Greenthaler.

The family will be at 728 Gayle St. in Burkburnett.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cal Farleys Ranch or 1st Baptist Church of Burkburnett.  Condolences to the family may be sent to www. owensandbrumley.com   

 

Mary Elizabeth Chastain

Mary Elizabeth Chastain of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett with Rev. Fred Robinson officiating.   Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Mary was born in Cedartown, Ga. on December 20 1927.  She married the love of her life Charles Chastain, March 25, 1967 in Burkburnett.  She worked as a sales clerk as a supervisor at the BX at SAFB for 17 years. 

She is survived by her husband, Charles, of the home; son, Butch Clyburne and his wife Dottie of Visalia, Calif.; two daughters, Gail Robinson and her husband Fred of Glendale, Ore., and Sheree Clyburne of Neotsu, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com  


Daniel Carl Osborne III

Daniel Carl Osborne lll, 66, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Friday December 16, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church in Burkburnett at 10.00 a.m. with  Rev. Kerry Finley and Pastor Danny Medford officiating.

Daniel was born January 31, 1945 in Conneaut, Ohio to Daniel C. and Edna M. (Eaton) Osborne ll.  He married Janet E. Neff in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1979.   Daniel loved playing the guitar and enjoyed gardening, but most of all he had a great passion for his grandchildren.  He was active in Childrens' Church Ministry.  Daniel was employed by WFISD and was custodian for 24 years.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet, of the home; four sons, Daniel A. Osborne of Chickasha, Okla., Donald C. Osborne Geneva, Ohio, Terry Osborne of Abilene, Texas, and Darell A. Osborne of Cincinnati, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

 

Claudie Mae Robbins

Claudie Mae Robbins, 95, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Burkburnett.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at Walters, Okla. Cemetery with Rev. Deacon David Bunch officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Claudie was born in Joplin, Mo. to William J. and Holland (McArty) Swinford.  She came to the Walters. Okla. area in the early 20's in a covered wagon.  She attended Lonestar School in Cotton County.  She had a passion for cooking and lived each day for her family.  She was the owner of Blackie's Restaurant in Burkburnett during the 60's. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Burkburnett. 

Claudie is survived by her daughter, Georgie Ellen Kelley of Surprise, Ariz.; four sisters, Ethel Stubblefield of Pampa, Texas, Nellie June Foster, Pampa, Jessie Jackson of Burkburnett, and Essie Faye Baldas and husband Athas of Lawton, Okla. Grandchildren include Cindy Fleegle of Surprise, Ariz., Judy Lynn Swartz of Phoenix, Ariz., Milton Ray Kelly of Pocahontas, Iowa., John Kelley of Phoenix, Ariz., Mark Kelley of Surprise, Ariz., and Gregory Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Condolences to the family may be made to www.owensandbrumley.com 


Sadie Margaret Waddell

Sadie Margaret Waddell, 99, formerly of Burkburnett, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 in Carrollton, Texas.  Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Danny Hodges, of Calvary Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs Waddell was born to James and Ona (Stiggins) Waddell August 31 1912 in Comanche, Okla.  She was a homemaker. She married Otis Waddell in Wichita Falls May 23, 1938.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Burkburnett.

She is survived by four sons, Otis Waddell of Arlington, Texas, David Waddell of Oklahoma, Ronald Waddell of Carrollton, Texas, and Daryl Waddell of Burkburnett.;10 grandchildren and numerous greatgrandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Otis Waddell.


Bennie Kay Bedford Schlabs

Our Angel, Bennie Kay Bedford Schlabs, received her wings Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.  Her final moments were spent surrounded by family and friends.  Those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.  Her gentle smile, warm heart, and forgiving soul brought so much joy to our family and to all those who had the pleasure and honor to know her.  A small woman with big Faith, she gave us all such courage and hope, and reminded us of the preciousness of life. 

Kay was born Dec. 27, 1947 in Wichita Falls to the late Bennie and Jerrie Bedford.  She was raised in Burkburnett and later moved to Graham where she resided just short of 37 years. 

Kay is survived by her loving children, James Schlabs and wife Lara of Graham; Melissa Morgan and husband Billy also of Graham; and Paul Schlabs and wife Dawn of Wichita Falls.  

She is also survived by her wonderful sisters, Mickie Miller and husband Bobby of Wichita Falls, and Vickie Wilson of Wichita Falls.  Loving nieces include Raynae Long, Jenifer Burns, Brandi Terry, Bobbie Lee Harrell, Kristi Camp, Schonda Bedford, Debbie Jones, Darla Tamez, LaDonna Bedford, and nephews Bennie James Bedford, Bobby James Miller, and Mason Schlabs. 

Kay's eight grandchildren include Tawnie, Alyssa, Kylie, Neely, Colby, Gavin and Ethan Schlabs and Josh Logsdon.  She is also survived by great grandchildren, Ty James Russell, and a blessed forthcoming addition. 

She rejoins loved ones, nephew Charlie Miser, father Bennie Bedford, mother Jerrie Bedford, and brother Larry Bedford, as well as numerous other loved ones in God's Kingdom.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3rd at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home located at 101 S. Ave. D in Burkburnett with Interment service to follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

Sadie Margaret Waddell, 99, formerly of Burkburnett, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 in Carrollton, Texas.  Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Danny Hodges, of Calvary Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.

Carolyn Kay (Cash) Winkler

Carolyn Kay (Cash) Winkler, 61, of Burkburnett, Texas, passed away in Wichita Falls, Texas early Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.

A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at River Assembly  of God church in Burkburnett, Texas.  Rev. M.F. Hankins will be officiating.  Interment will follow in Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett

Carolyn was born in Terral, Okla., June 12, 1950.  She was the daughter of Ozella Williams and Orba L. Cash.  Carolyn grew up and attended school in Burkburnett, Texas.

Carolyn married Michael Ray Winkler, the love of her life, April 20, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev.  They resided in Wichita Falls. Carolyn worked for many years as a caregiver to many people both through employment and as a private caregiver at Evergreen Health Care Center and United Regional Health Care Center in ICU. She really felt like she found her calling when working in ICU and truly loved her work family. 

Due to an unfortunate car accident in 2006 and numerous health issues, she was unable to return to the job she loved.  Carolyn, whom Mike liked to call Hyde, was well taken care of by her loving husband, whom she called her knight in shining armor.

She really enjoyed family gatherings and was known as "Nanny" to her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved spending time with her grandkids.  She was always the one we went to for advice or a shoulder to cry on.  She always stood up for what she thought was right and always put others before herself.  She will be dearly missed by everyone.

Carolyn was a strong woman and was an inspiration to all the lives she touched.  She had overcome a lot of adversity in her life, having lost two sons, one at the age of two-and-a-half months, Johnny Ray Bales, Jr., and one at the age of 12, Jason Ray Bales.  She was also preceded in death by her father, Orba L. Cash in 1996 and her brother, Melton Dean Cash in 2009.

Survivors include her husband of many years, Mike Winkler of the home; two daughters and sons with their spouses, Lori and Gary DeVore of Devol, Okla., Lisa and Jerry Galliton of Burkburnett, James and Jessica Winkler of Iowa Park, and Jason and Tasha Winkler of Wichita Falls.  Also to be included are eight grandchildren, Jessica and Brady Whitney, Tyler Galliton, Kirsten, Kyle and James Mark Winkler, Timothy and Levi Payne.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at www.owensandbrumley.com  

 
Gary Kelley


Gary Kelley, 54, of Mizzoula, Mont. died Nov. 11, 2011 at Mizzoula after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

There were no services held.

He is survived by his mother, Joy Kimball of Burkburnett; father, James Kelley of Helena, Mont.; a brother, Danny Kelley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Cass Cabel of Mizzoula; and two grandchildren, Chala and Callen, both of Mizzoula.

Lucille Perry O'Rourke

Lucille Perry O'Rourke, "Beloved Mom and Granny", of Yukon, Okla. and former longtime resident of Burkburnett, Texas was born on Oct. 26, 1923 in Boerne, Texas to Willie Ann and James Perry the youngest of 13 children. She left this life for a better one on Nov. 23, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer's and is finally at peace.

She married William Edward O'Rourke on Oct. 25, 1940 and they enjoyed 61 wonderful years together. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2002. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, William Edward O'Rourke, Jr.; and 12 siblings.

Lucille and "Ed" as he was lovingly know traveled extensively during his 24 year career in the United States Air Force. They settled in Burkburnett, Texas in 1966. Lucille was a wonderful stay at home wife and mom and later worked alongside Ed in their businesses in Burkburnett, Ed's Minute Mart and later Ed's Tire Mart. She enjoyed family, travel, gardening, and coin collecting as well as tending to the special "pups" that she and Ed had during their life together. She was dearly loved by her family and we will deeply miss her bright blue eyes, her keen sense of humor, and her kind and giving nature.

Lucille is survived by her son, William Frank "Bill" O'Rourke and Annis of Burkburnett, Texas; daughter, Nancy Velletta and Steve of Yukon, Okla.; six grandchildren, Trudy O'Rourke of Wichita Falls, Texas, Troy Duhon of Burkburnett, Dawn and Rick Ledesma of McKinney, Texas, Leslie Settle and Jorge of Oklahoma City, Okla., James Velletta and April of Yukon, and Sharon Banta and Mark of Edmond, Okla.; three great grandchildren, Braiden Velletta of McKinney, Makenzie Fallis of Yukon, and Brody Velletta of Yukon, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to our "Angel" and mom's caregiver Sandra Dick. Thanks are also extended to the compassionate and caring staff of Spanish Cove in Yukon, Oklahoma and Shepherd Hospice who so lovingly cared for her during her final months and days. A visitation will be held Monday Nov 28 at Smith & Turner Mortuary from 12 noon until 8 pm with the family greeting friends from 5:30pm until 8 pm. Graveside services will be held Wed. Nov 30 at 9:30am at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Friends may sign our online guest book at www.smith-turnermortuary.com. Services are under the direction of Smith & Turner Mortuary, Yukon, OK.  Another special angel called home-Rest in Peace Momma.

 Rose Berry

Family and friends of Rose Berry, of Wichita Falls, Texas, will gather to recite the Rosary at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street, Lubbock, Texas, followed by a time of fellowship from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. A service to celebrate her life of 72 years will be at 12:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, also at Lake Ridge Chapel. She died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

Survivors include her son, Charles Berry and his wife, Kristi; daughter, Barbara Berry; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Mary Berry. Rose is also survived by her sister, Sharon Spurlock.

She is preceded in death by her husband, who died on Jan. 4, 2011.

A tribute page is available at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave expressions of sympathy for her family. A live webcast of her service, 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, is also available at her tribute page.


Patricia Ann Ellis

Patricia Ann Ellis, age 78, of Midland, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Garden of Memories, Sweetwater, Texas with Pastor Billy Raies officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Patricia was born on March 23, 1923 in Francis, Okla. to Cyril and Opal Gee. She married Wayne O. Ellis on July 31, 1954 in Burkburnett, Texas. She and Wayne moved to Sweetwater in 1961 and were long time residents of Sweetwater where she taught in the Sweetwater Independent School District for many years before retiring and moving to Midland.

Patricia was so deeply loved by her family and friends. Her love for and faith in God through Jesus Christ inundated her life and is a treasure cherished by each who knew her.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Donald Gee and wife Jill of Graham, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Jan Gee of Shawnee, Okla. and June Hunt of Poplarville, Miss.; two sons, Michael W. Ellis and wife Ginger of Belton, Texas, and Patrick Ellis and wife Lori of Midland, Texas; and daughter, Mary Ann Reeves of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, Brenna Rylee, Sarah Roberts, Kris Ellis, Kayce Street, Elizabeth Albers, and Jason Albers; and great grandchildren, Elle, Ian, Trystin and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cyril and Opal Gee; husband, Wayne O. Ellis; brother, Jerry Gee; and son-in-law, Mike Reeves.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


Fernando M. Rodriguez


Fernando M. Rodriguez, 70, of Grandfield, Okla. passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Danny Hodgkins of Calvary Baptist Church in Wichita Falls officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett, Texas.

Fernando was born in Durango, Mexico on May 30, 1941 to Sylvester and Catalina (Rodriguez) Maldonado.  He married Gloria Tobias. 

He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Grandfield; two daughters, Adela Franco, of Grandfield, and Maria Mendoza of Burkburnett; son, Jesus Maldonado, of Grandfield; son, Mack Wright and a brother, Daniel Rodriguez of Blum, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association 2315 North Main, Suite 320 Fort Worth, TX. 76106


Faye Durant Stafford

Funeral services for Faye Durant Stafford, age 80, of Plano and formerly Lufkin and Burkburnett, were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Bro. Roger Francher officiated and interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery north of Centerville.  Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all arrangements.

Faye Durant Stafford was born on November 25, 1930 in Buffalo, Texas to Benjamin Franklin and Clara Lee (Parsons) Durant.  She had lived in Lufkin, Texas for the past 33 years.  She was a member of the Bald Hill Baptist Church.  Her most significant contribution in life was being a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Mrs. Stafford passed away November 14, 2011 in Plano, Texas.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel Thomas Stafford; and 3three brothers, Frank, Lawrence and Elton Durant.

Survivors include daughters, Janis Stafford of Plano, and Sharon Wisener and husband, Larry of Lufkin; son, Darrell Stafford of Carrollton; eight grandchildren, Robert Stafford and wife, Laura, Angela Stafford, Shelly Reynolds and husband, Ryan, Lindsey Walker and fiancé, Joe McArthur, Lacy Bland, Laura Beam and husband, Wayne, Luke Wisener and Lesli Bynum and husband, James; and six great grandchildren, Taylor Craddock, Kaylee, Kayden and Kelsey McArthur, Charlee Lynn Stafford and Austin Stafford.

Additionally, she is survived by three brothers, Melton Durant and wife, Evelyn of Jacksonville, Reagan “Eddie” Durant and wife, Barbara of Oakwood, Robert Durant and wife, Dene of Lufkin; two sisters, Annie Mae Nettles and husband, John of Palestine and Virginia Harrell and husband, David of Bandera; three sisters-in-law, Mable, Dorothy and Lucy Durant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family of Mrs. Faye Stafford wishes to thank the staff and volunteers of Life Care Center of Plano and New Century Hospice of Dallas for their help and support.

Please log onto www.waltersfunerahome.com to sign the online guestbook and view a memorial video tribute.

 

Rayford Lloyd Young

Rayford Lloyd Young, 77, of Burkburnett, Texas died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at his home.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, in Burkburnett with Rev. Tim Kohlmeier officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Rayford was born Dec. 2, 1933 to W.M. Young Sr. and Grace (Miller) Young. in Devol, Okla.  He married Wanda Mills Jan. 29, 1957 at Grace Lutheran Church in Burkburnett.  Rayford served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956.  He was a farmer by trade and a collector of miniature farm equipment and cars and trucks.  His passion for life was farming.  His 99 brand is listed at Texas A & M University.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tommy L. Young; and a brother, Donald Lynn Young.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Wanda Young, of the home; two daughters, Traye Mason and her husband Rick of Holliday, TX.

Terrie Moore and her husband Terry of Wichita Falls, Texas; a brother, W. M. Young Jr. and his wife June of Randlett, Okla.; six grandchildren, Bryan, Melanie, Aaron, Amanda, Brennen and Justin; and five great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church of Burkburnett, TX. 309 N. Ave. E Burkburnett, TX. 76354

Condolences to the family can be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

 


John Kenneth Parker, Jr.

John Kenneth "Kenny" Parker Jr., 62, passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Burkburnett, Texas.  Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Burkburnett with Rev. Harvey McMurray officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.  Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

"Kenny" was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Galveston, Texas to John Kenneth Sr. and Elise Parker.  Kenny was a graduate of Burkburnett High School and continued his education at Grayson County College.  He was a life-long Master machinist.  He married Kathy Kincaid in 1972 at Burkburnett's First Christian Church. They had three children, Melissa, Jennifer and John III. If he wasn't in his recliner watching old westerns, or the Cowboys, Kenny could be found in his garage tinkering. 

Kenny was preceded in death by his son, John, and his parents. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kathy Kincaid of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Mahon and her husband Joshua of Punkin Center, Texas, and Melissa Parker of Vernon, Texas; a brother, Randy of San Antonio; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76309.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 



Carol Weatherford

Carol Weatherford, 66, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at her home.  Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Chapel in Burkburnett with Randy Torres officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery.

Carol was born in Grandfield, Okla. on Sept. 21, 1945 to Orville and Lorene (Shaver) Wilkerson She lived the last 20 years in Bryan, Texas where she was employed as an Administrative Assistant for the City of Bryan.  Carol was an avid sports fan who loved the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.  After retiring she moved back to Burkburnett. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Orville "Doc" Wilkerson; and her husband, Bobby Wilkinson. 

She is survived by her mother, Lorene Wilkerson of Burkburnett; her brother, Tommy Wilkerson and his wife Sharon of Burkburnett; niece, Dee Dee Pulliam and her husband Rodney of  Rchardson, Texas; and two great nephews, Cole McCullar of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Cameron McCullar of Bowie Texas

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, TX.  4909 Johnson Rd.  Wichita Falls, TX. 76310
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

Kathleen Morris Yarbrough

Kathleen Morris Yarbrough passed from this life on Oct. 31, 2011.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Burkburnett with Bro. Joe Combs officiating and providing music. Interment will follow at the Burkburnett Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Kathleen was born on Oct. 26, 1931, in Sunset, Montague County, Texas, to the late William E. and Pearl Jackson Morris.

She graduated from Poly High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and later graduated from nursing school at Wichita General Hospital in 1950.

Kathleen and Dale C. Yarbrough were married on Aug. 9, 1952, in Vernon, Texas. They enjoyed 59 plus years of a lovely marriage. Kathleen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burkburnett.

Kathleen began her career at Wichita General Hospital. She later became co-manager of Central Supply Service at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She was named manager of Central Supply Services at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Duncanville, Texas, until her retirement from Charlton Methodist.

Kathleen enjoyed interior decorating and was a great gourmet cook. She loved to entertain her family at the holidays.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Pearl Morris; brother, Floyd J. Morris in 2001; niece, Vivian Lee Morris; sister, Leewayne Nix; brother-in-law, Paul J. Nix; and nephew, Jimmy Nix.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, the love of her life, Dale C. Yarbrough; daughter, Joyce Ann Staats and her husband, Charles, of Wichita Falls; nephew, Robert J. Morris and his wife Jan of Kingwood, Texas; niece, Brenda K. Copeland and husband Rodney of Tulsa, Okla.; her beloved sister-in-law, Ruth Morris of Cedar Hill, Texas; sister, Estelle Austin of Burkburnett, Texas; many great-nieces and nephews; as well as many, many friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends and family from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.

For those desiring, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church

Building Fund or to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com

 

Mitchell Trimm Brown

Mitchell Trimm Brown, 26, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Sumner, Wash..  Services will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at Owens & Brumley Chapel in Burkburnett, Texas at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Darrell Highsmith officiating. 

Mitchell was born April 22, 1985 in Seattle, Wash. He attended Burkburnett schools and graduated from Tahoma High School in June of 2003.  Mitchell was an outstanding artist and loved to play the guitar. He was a thrill seeker who enjoyed skateboarding and snow boarding.  He loved nature, the outdoors and hiking, lived life to the fullest.  He was a welder by trade working for Crystal Distribution. 

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Kelly and Lee Goff of Burkburnett; his father, Russell Brown of Maple Valley, Wash.; two brothers, Randall Brown of Pacific, Wash., and Ray Goff of Burkburnett; three sisters, Kaillee Brown, Kellee Brown, and Kim Goff, all of Burkburnett; and maternal grandparents, Phil and Joyce Larson of Burkburnett; a nephew, Adam Brown of Burkburnett; and three uncles, Lyle Larson, Richard Larson, and David Larson; and an aunt, Leann Jorda.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com  

 

Lilly Harriet Dodge Tyler

Lilly Harriet Dodge Tyler, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 in Sacramento, Calif. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls, Texas with Dr. Isaac Butterworth officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett, Texas. Interment will be in La  Plata, Mo.

Lilly was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Eagle Lake, MN to Lillian and Harold D. Dodge. She lived in Burkburnett for 55 years and in Rancho Cordova, Calif. For six years. Lilly was an amazing person, adored by family, friends and all she met. (She never met a stranger). A talented piano teacher, Lilly taught at least three generations of children and adults in her home. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Burkburnett Chapter #655 OES; Harmony chapter #385 OES and Shelomi Temple #43 Daughters of the Nile. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, and her daughter, Nancy Grondin Worrell.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Taylor and her husband John; her sister, Eloise and her husband Bob; her brothers, Harry and his wife Cynthia, Marv and his wife Maureen, and Gordy, and Michael and his wife Mary; her sisters-in-law, Lois, Diane, and Josie; and countless nieces and nephews.

She celebrated her 89th birthday with Pat and John, her grandchildren, John P., Pam and her husband Dan, Jill and her husband Itzik, Michael, Matt and his wife Kathy, and Amy and her husband Jason, and friends. She had seven great-grandchildren, Chad, Mitchell, Brian, Kyle, David, Karena, Savoy, Jessica and Rebecca; and one great-great-grandchild, Jayden.

A donation to your favorite charity or Kidney Trust/Kidney Awareness would be appreciated.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com.


Karen Marie Bigford

Karen Marie Bigford died on Oct. 31, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas following a lengthy illness. Karen’s body has been donated to Baylor of Dallas for research.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Church of Burkburnett with Bro. Aubrey Ritter of Cookietown, Okla. officiating.

Karen was born on May 31, 1957 in Carrizzo, N.M. She moved to Burkburnett, Texas in 1967 where she attended Burkburnett schools.

She is survived by two sisters, Joyce Snyder of Burkburnett, and Debbie Kramer and husband Bobby; one brother, Rickie Bigford of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Bigford; and her father, Earl Bigford.


Joe Ray McCluskey

Joe Ray McCluskey, 83, of Burkburnett died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in Burkburnett, Texas.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Burkburnett with Rev. Don Pellikan officiating. Interment will follow at Randlett Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Joe was born to Joe and Azzie (Moore) McCluskey April 25, 1928 on the family farm east of Randlett, Okla. in Cotton County, that he later purchased and owned till his death.  He graduated from Temple High School in 1946.  Joe married his loving wife Frances Bizzell Feb. 21, 1949 in Temple, Okla.  They moved from Randlett to Burkburnett in 1958.  Joe Ray and Frances started a construction business in 1960 and continued for 40 years, at first building homes and later building commercial buildings which included the Burkburnett Community Center, and several buildings for Preston Dairy.  They also renovated several local churches in the Burkburnett area.  After forming a partnership with Hertis Baber they developed several housing additions.  He was also active in farming and ranching.  Together they had four children, all boys. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances of the home;  three sons, Gordon McCluskey and his wife Benja of Woodville, Texas, Jay McCluskey and his wife Linda of Wichita Falls, and Mark McCluskey of Burkburnett; three grandchildren, Paul McCluskey of San Francisco, Calif., Karen McBride and her husband Keith of Houston, Texas, and Chris McCluskey and his fiance Caitlin Kennedy of Dallas, Texas; brother, Glen McCluskey and his wife Mari of Temple; and sister, Peggy Darter and her husband Reeford of Temple. He was preceded in death by his son Phillip; his parents; and a brother, Melvin. 

Joe was a Member of First United Methodist Church of Burkburnett for 51 years, a former member of Burkburnett City Council the Burkburnett Volunteer Fire Department, and was named Citizen of the Year in Burkburnett.  Joe Ray was an avid skeet and trap shooter and a longtime member of NW Texas Field and Stream Association and serving as President of the Gun Club.

In Lieu of flowers Memorials may be sent to 1st United Methodist Church of Burkburnett Building Fund.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

 


M.H. (Bill) Anderson

M. H. (Bill) Anderson, 85, of Burkburnett, Texas, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011, in Wichita Falls.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011, at the Grandfield Memorial Cemetery, Grandfield, Oklahoma, with Rev. Bobby Scott, pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Burkburnett, officiating.

Services are under the direction of Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield, Oklahoma.

Bill was born March 9, 1926, in Grandfield. He was the son of M.C. and Lois Anderson. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Business. At the time of his death he was the owner of Anderson Oil company in Burkburnett. He was a member of the Smith & Wesson Club; a golfer and had a passion for flying.

Bill is survivrd by his wife, Janel; two daughters, Cindy Black and Sondra Perry and husband Rick; six grandchildren, Zandy Luig, Zack Marsh, Ryan Black, Corey Perry and Chad Perry; six great-grandchildren, Bennet, Brody, Beckett, Aiden, Ronan and Caden; and his sister, Lou Ann Noel.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Marsh.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310, or to the Grandfield Memorial Cemetery, 223 S. Main, Grandfield, OK 73546.

Thoughts and memories may be shared online at grayfuneralhome@grayfuneral.com

An online guestbook and sympathy cards are available at GrayFuneral.com.



Michael Leslie Gough


Michael Leslie Gough died Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas following a lengthy illness.  Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Byers First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Johannas officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett, Texas.  Interment will be at Round Timber Cemetery in Round Timber, Texas.  

 Michael was born December 18, 1959 to Donald Howard and Jackie Beatrice (Damron) Gough.  He attended schools in Burkburnett and graduated in Edna, Texas in 1978.    He then attended Wayland Baptist College to become a Baptist Minister.  He married Sharon McGlothlin March 2, 1985. He loved his church and helping others through his charity work.  He also enjoyed playing golf and riding his motorcycle but mostly enjoyed spending time with his grand nephew and nieces, Hunter, Asa and Carlie Clark of Burkburnett, Texas; and Monica, Morgan, Amber and  Shelbey Gough of Ft. Worth, Texas.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh.  His proudest memories in life  was getting to preach to his fellow parishioners.  Michael will be remembered for his love of God and very close family. 

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Charles and Jackie Davey of Burkburnett; brother, Donald L. Gough of Fort Worth; sister, Sharon Clark of Burkburnett; twin sister, Michele Dressler of Burkburnett, TX.; Half brothers Donald H.Gough of Lake Arrowhead, TX.; and Terry L. Gough of Jackson, Ohio; and special aunts, Dena Price of Burkburnett, and Wynema Taggart of Panama City, Fla. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Howard Gough and maternal grandparents, Asa Leon and Dolly Hampton Damron, and wife, Sharon, and beloved Uncle Leon Damron. 

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Byers, TX. 

 Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com  

 

 
Jane Frances Kelekolio Wiles

Jane Frances Kelekolio Wiles, 74, of Wichita Falls, Texas died peacefully in her home October 11, 2011.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011, with Dr. Bob Rogers, officiating. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Jane was born June 16, 1937, in Honaunau, Hawaii, to Joseph and Julia Kelekolio. She graduated from St. Francis of Assisi in 1956, and later, graduated from Vernon Regional Junior College in 1985 where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She went on to marry the love of her life, Jesse Wiles, on July 21, 1956.  He preceded her in death in 1999.

Jane moved to Burkburnett, Texas in 1970 following Jesse’s retirement from the Navy.  She later moved to Wichita Falls where she went on to have a long and distinguished career in Civil Service and was recommended by all of her Bosses to receive numerous awards for Outstanding Performance. She was especially fond of her time at the 80th Flight Training Wing and the Chaplain’s Office. She retired in 1999 after 33 loyal years of faithful service.

 In the Hawaiian community, Jane was lovingly referred to as "Aunty Jane".  In 1982, she was a co-founder with three other families of the performing group, "Na Ohana O Hawaii Nei", which means, "The Families of Beloved Hawaii".  She was proud of her Hawaiian Heritage and was one of the few remaining pure Hawaiians.  To further the awareness of the Hawaiian and other cultures, she advocated for and spearheaded several Asian-Pacific festivities held at Sheppard Air Force Base.  Her extended family or "Ohana" consisted of families near and far, spanning nine states, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, and also Hawaii.  "Makamae" as she was known to her hula sisters, was an inspiration to those eager to learn from her vast knowledge of the hula and Hawaiian culture.

Jane, an Evangelical Christian, had a very strong spiritual side and loved her church family at First Assembly of God of Wichita Falls. Her pride and joy in life were her children and grandchildren. Jane often spoke of her children to her church family and asked for prayers on their behalf.  She especially enjoyed her Sunday Evening Bible study. Jane loved the Bible and often quoted her favorite Psalms as a source of comfort. She is also the Founder of the Sisters in Christ, where she freely watered and mentored women of all denominations to become Spiritual Warriors.


She loved to travel and also enjoyed daylong shopping trips to Dallas with her friend, Pat Lippard.  Jane was larger than life and was a force of nature when something needed to be organized and accomplished. She strove for excellence in every endeavor she undertook. She was outspoken if she perceived the unjust treatment of any minority. She was truly one of a kind. Jane will be remembered for her love of God and love for people.

Jane is survived by two brothers, Thomas Kelekolio of Honaunau, Hawaii, and Gabriel Kelekolio of Honolulu, Hawaii; and one sister, Kavehi Ho'omana of Honolulu, Hawaii. She has five surviving children, Germaine Francine Wiles of St. Anthony Idaho, Noella Marie Savey and husband Paul of Pocatello, Idaho, Jessica Lynne Parke and husband Stacy of Honaunau, Hawaii, Jolene Faith Weiss and husband Kenneth of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jason Jerome Wiles and friend Crystal of Burkburnett, Texas; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com






 

Carl R. (Baldy) Brothers


Carl R. (Baldy) Brothers, 88, of
Burkburnett, Texas passed away Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Memorial Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at Owens & Brumley Chapel in Burkburnett at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Danny Hodgkins of Calvary Baptist Church in Wichita Falls officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Carl was born in Birmingham, Ala. July 22, 1923 to William L. and Ethel (Arnold) Brothers.  He served his country proudly in the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He worked for Preston Dairy for 20 years before retiring.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and work in the garden. 

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Anderson) Brothers of Burkburnett; two sisters, Maurine Buckly of Mississippi and Betty Lou Switzer of Gulfport, Miss.; son, Everett Ager and his wife Katherine of Frisco, Texas; and two daughters, Diane Wilson of Wichita Falls, and Lisa Benningfield and her husband Kevin of Deer Park, Texas; and four grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76310

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com  


Isaac Bundy Quick Jr.

Isaac Bundy Quick Jr., 66, of Burkburnett, Texas passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Issac was born to Issac B. Quick Sr. and Margaret (Wilson) Quick in Rockingham, N.C.  April 14, 1945. He was employed by Howmet of Wichita Falls in facility maintenance for 29 years.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam conflict. 

He was preceded in death by his wife C.T. (Todd) Quick and his parents. 

He is survived by three daughters, Chareese Quick, Kimberly Quick, and Dana Quick, all of Burkburnett; six grandchildren, Christian Quick, Justin Lee Quick, Haley Morgan Bruner, Stormie Meadow Griffith, Cooper Todd Quick, and Cynthia Eloise Mathis.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX. 76310

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

 
Brendon Heath Holtzen

Brendon Heath Holtzen, 17, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 in an automobile accident in Katzenbach, Germany. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at River Assembly of God Church in Burkburnett, Texas. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Lawton, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Brendon was a senior at Ramstein High School in Germany. He was on the football team, enrolled in the Air Force JROTC program and in an intensive culinary arts programs. Brendon was also involved in band and guitar. His favorite pastime was playing the guitar. Brendon was a great friend to countless classmates at his school and German community. Brendon could always make you smile and he was the comic of them all. He loved life and touched the lives of many people young and old. He loved living in Germany. He called Germany "His home." Brendon was an amazing son and brother. His passion of life will continue through his family and friends.

Brendon,

Dad, Mom, and Sis will miss you but will count the hours till we meet again in heaven.

(P.S. Dad requests a corner lot)

Brendon is survived by his parents, Cody and Julie Covert of Germany, and Heath and Shannon Holtzen of Burkburnett, Texas; two sisters, Charessa Culbertson of Florida and Alexandra Holtzen of Burkburnett;  four grandparents, Archie and Shirley Covert of New York, Mark and Yvonne Reprogal of Minnesota, Larry and Jan Holtzen of Burkburnett, and Monty and Carlene Morrison of Burkburnett; two great grandparents, Cliff and Jo Reprogal of Michigan, and Jack and Patricia Cullison of Burkburnett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is joined in heaven with; grandparents, Gail Covert and Gwenda Hutchinson; great grandparents, Carl and Helen Shirley, and Walter and Lola Cooke, and great grandmother, Christine Cullison.

A memorial fund has been established for Brendon Holtzen, Community Bank, Julie Covert, Brendon Holtzen Fund. ACC#3681996802, ABA#112017714.


Freddie L. Patrick, Sr.

Long time resident of Burkburnett, Freddie L Patrick Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.  Memorial Services will be conducted Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church of Burkburnett with Rev. Bobby Scott officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett..

Freddie was a high school graduate and worked for Fresno Oil Co. as a pumper and later as a Superintendent.  He and the former Betty West were married Feb. 19, 1949.  Freddie was born May 16, 1928 to J.H. Patrick Sr. and Maggie Lou (Tarver) Patrick.   He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1949. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Patrick; four children, Patsy Sparkman of Bowie, Freddie Kay Hutchinson of Burkburnett, Kenneth J. Patrick of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Freddie L. Patrick Jr. Burkburnett; three sisters, Mary Lou Neely of Dickinson, Texas, Sue Vashol of San Point, Idaho, and Angelea Roberts of La Grange, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 13  great grandchildren.


Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 

 

Bruce E. Leitch Jr.

Bruce E. Leitch, Jr. 77, of Burkburnett, Texas  passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Burkburnett with Fr. Joseph Meledom officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday Sept. 29, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Mr. Leitch was born to Bruce and Ruby (Feeley) Leitch Sept. 6, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating high school, Bruce, served his country proudly in the United States Army.  He worked for General Motors in Detroit for 34 years.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Rita Leitch, of Burkburnett; three sons, Christopher Leitch of Burkburnett, John Leitch of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Patrick Leitch and his wife Elizabeth of Bedford, Texas; two grandchildren, Kayla Leitch of Bedford, and Andrew Leitch of Cleburne, Texas; sister, Mary Ann Brown of Westland, Mich.; and brother, Thomas Leitch and his wife Kathy of Detroit.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Humane Society of Wichita Falls, 4360 Old Iowa Park Rd. Wichita Falls, TX 76305 or Muscular Dystrophy Association 2910 Kemp Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com

 



Charles "Chock" Smith

Charles "Chock" Smith 83, of Burkburnett, Texas died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Graveside services will be held at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daryl Waddell of Jubilee Christian Church officiating under direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

"Chock" was born in Erick, Okla. on April 30, 1928 to Charley W. and Eula (Edwards) Smith.  He was employed by Wichita County in addition to being a long time Rough Neck in the oil business.  He was the owner and operator of the Dixie Drive-In here in Burkburnett.  You could always talk him into going fishing as he was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed growing his tomatoes and loved to show off his rock collection.  Chock had a great passion for his family and enjoyed listening to country music. 

Chock was married to Ellen "Dink" Smith who he married in Grandfield, Okla. September 4, 1949.   She preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Duran; and his son, Charles DeWayne Smith; and three brothers and a sister. 

Chock is survived by three grandsons, David Thomas of Burkburnett, Terry Johnson of Baycliff, Texas, and Brian Smith of Burkburnett;  three granddaughters, Angel Ramsey, Cindy Crain, and Randi Smith, all of Burkburnett; eight great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Sissy Sands and Fern Elliott, both of Burkburnett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76309

 Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com 

 


Betty Bowman Lionberger

Betty Bowman Lionberger, 83, of Burkburnett, Texas went home to be with the Lord and join her beloved husband, Dwight, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.

A celebration of her life was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Christ United Presbyterian Church, on Loop 11, with the Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Randlett, Okla. under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Betty was born Jan. 31, 1928 to Ramey and Nela (Willham) Bowman on a farm south of Randlett. She graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1946 and attended Alladin Beauty School. Betty worked as a beautician at Style City, Continental Hairstyling and The Silk Purse. She and Dwight Lionberger were married on Jan. 31, 1958. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her husband.

Betty was actively involved in her church and in Camp Fire. She was a Camp Fire leader and a deacon at Christ United Presbyterian Church. She was well known for her baked goods especially around the holidays. She was also known for her persistence when it came to selling Camp Fire candy. She loved life which was always filled with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her and were touched by her kindness.

Survivors include one daughter, Dana Lionberger Wood of Burkburnett; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Airicca (Perritt) and Nathan Roddy; her much-loved adopted family at Texoma Christian Care Center; numerous extended family; friends at Christ United Presbyterian and Camp Fire; and her beloved dog, Pal.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the staff at TCCC for making Betty’s last two years memorable and fun.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.owensandbrumley.com.


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