Obituaries

Roger Dustin Lance obituary: He loved music, the Sooners and the Thunder

Roger Dustin Lance, age 39, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Traditional Osage Services will be held at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Grayhorse Chapel with Steven Pratt officiating. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the First Osage Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Rhodes […]


Judy Taylor: She worked tirelessly to preserve Osage County history

Pawhuska resident Ida June “Judy” Taylor passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in the OSU Medical Center, Tulsa. She was 88 years old. Judy was born June 7, 1928 in Barnsdall, the daughter of John K. and Dossie (Betten) Davis. On Nov. 3, 1946, she married James Elbert “Cotton” Taylor in Sedan, Kan. He preceded […]


Jean Helmer obituary: A voracious reader

Bonnie Jean Tucker Helmer, known to her friends as Jean, passed away on Nov. 11, 2016 at age 89. She was born on Sept. 29, 1927 in Marion, Kan., to Emmett and Bess (Boice) Tucker. She lived in Bartlesville at the time of her death but always considered Pawhuska her home. She was preceded in […]


Doug Cowan obituary: He had a strong work ethic

Douglas “Doug” Cowan, 61 years, of Hominy, Oklahoma passed away at 4:24 AM on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at St John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after losing his courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by those he held dear to his heart at the time of his passing. Douglas was born on October […]


Jim Rector obituary: He founded Recreational Surfaces Inc.

Jim Rector peacefully passed from this life Sunday, October 16, with his wife, Christine and son, Josh at his side. Born James Frederick on March 26, 1945 in Pawhuska, OK to Fred and Hazel (Landon) Rector. He was raised in the Pawhuska area, attending Lynn School then Pawhuska High School. Jim played football & basketball […]


Gunner Justice obituary

Gunner Chase Rane Justice passed through this world at 2:12 a.m. on Oct.  20, 2016. His family includes: His parents Troy Justice and Heather Swindell; half siblings Troy Justice, Jr., Ryan Lee Justice, Sara Buck Justice and Lucy Swindell; Grandparents Ronnie and Shirley Swindell and Shannon Justice; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, […]


Andrew Thomas obituary: He loved sports and had a baby on the way

Pawhuska resident Andrew Ross Thomas, 24, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Andrew was born November 12, 1991 in Bartlesville, the son of Michael Ross Fields and Andrea Don Thomas.  He was a graduate of Hominy High School, where he was active in track, baseball and football.  Andrew […]


James Ikenberry obituary: Best dad in the world

James E. Ikenberry, 87, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 in the Bartlesville Care Center. James was born Feb. 17, 1929 in Barnsdall, the son of William Franklin and Lillian Cecil (Jones) Ikenberry.  On May 4, 1945, he married the former Wanda A Whitchurch in Berryville, Ark., a union that lasted for over 71 years.  […]


Josephine Dahl obituary: A homemaker who loved animals

Josephine L. Dahl, 79, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville. Jo was born April 21, 1937 in Winchester, Va., the daughter of Philip Lester and Lucy Keyes (Dean) Small.  She received her BA from the University of West Virginia.  On Sept. 29, 1984, she married Tommie Dahl in […]


John Anderson obituary: A master Santa Claus

John Kimrey Anderson passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 in the Barnsdall Nursing Home.  He was 76 years old. John was born April 23, 1940 in Pawhuska, the son of Helen Anderson.  Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  John was retired from Southwestern Bell, where he had performed all types […]


Jeffrey Schupbach obituary: A veteran, roofer and former Jenks quarterback

Jeffrey Mark Schupbach, 51, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Pawhuska Hospital, Inc. Jeff was born March 25, 1965 at Edwards Air Force Base in Lancaster, Calif., the son of John and Jo (Boyer) Schupbach.  The family later moved to Jenks, where Jeff attended high school and was quarterback for the Jenks Trojan […]


David Conley obituary: An intrepid journalist

David Payne Conley, 64, of Pawhuska, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4:20pm Friday, April 29th in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. David was born to John Merle Conley Sr. and Ann Kathleen Payne in the Pawhuska City Hospital on Friday, September 28th, 1951. David leaves behind two daughters, […]


Thelma Bennett obituary: 102, she had a good life

A long, long life well lived! Thelma Agatha Owens Bennett joined her husband Roy O. Bennett, daughter Jo Bennett Dunham, son-in-law J.T. Dunham and granddaughter Paulette Cox as well as a host of family and friends in the loving arms of the Heavenly Father on April 27, 2016. Her prayers for a peaceful, pain free […]


Sherry Nave obituary: The Mother Hen of Barnsdall schools

Sherry Eugena Nave, age 56, went to her heavenly home on April 20, 2016 at 12:52 a.m. while surrounded in love by her family. Sherry was a lifelong resident of Barnsdall, and served her community as the school secretary since graduating from her alma mater. Sherry was born to Leonard and Marilyn Nave on February […]


Adele Hanna obituary: She worked at Safeway for almost 30 years

Longtime Pawhuska resident Adella E. Hanna passed away Feb. 24, 2016 in Morganfield, Ky., following a short illness.  She was 92 years old. Adella was born April 7, 1923 in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of Joe and Jessie (Spaur) Garcia.  On March 26, 1966, she married John A. Hanna in Pawhuska.  He preceded her in […]


James “Nick” Nichols obituary

James Wesley “Nick” Nichols was born to Frank and Della Nichols on August 22, 1934 in Barnsdall.  He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Good Friday morning March 25, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Wilford Nichols. He was married for 59 years to […]


RoseAnn Hartness obituary: She loved being with her family

Pawhuska resident RoseAnn Hartness, 65, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 at her home in Pawhuska. RoseAnn was born Nov. 12, 1950 in Pawhuska, the daughter of R.B. “Buddy” and Delores (Garrett) Hartness.  While in school, she enjoyed taking ballet lessons.  On December 31, 1977, she married Gary W. Wilson in Pawhuska.  He preceded her […]


Gary Klopp obituary: The much-loved coach of the Red Devils and Cougars

Gary “Coach K” Klopp longtime Coach and educator in Fairfax, has passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 in Tulsa. He was 72 years of age. Gary was born on May 19, 1943 in Ponca City, to Edgar C. and Veeva M. Jordan Klopp. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 in […]


Rose Hardy obituary: An Air Force veteran and ordained minister

Rose M. Hardy passed away Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 in the Select Specialty Hospital, Tulsa. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Hardy was born Nov. 12, 1941 in Washington Court, Ohio, the daughter of Floyd and Edith Bennett. On June 23, 1961, she married George Arron Hardy in San Rafael, Calif. He preceded her in […]


Robert Moore obituary: A master woodworker and pipeliner

Robert Henry Moore, age 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in the comfort of his home in Pawhuska. Robert was born in Pawhuska on March 31, 1945 to William Franklin and Ruby Lucille (Reed) Moore.   A graduate from Pawhuska High School with the Class of 1963, Robert was a pipeline journeyman […]


Vernon Peel obituary: A decorated veteran of the Navy and Army

Vernon W. Peel, Retired US Army LTC, known affectionately as Gube, left this world to join his beloved wife on Feb. 21, 2016 at the distinguished age of 90 in Pawhuska. He was born in Pawhuska to Freda Whiting and Sam Peel on Feb. 10, 1926. A devoted brother, son, and grandson, he spent his […]


Dolly Lane obituary: She adored the Osage dances

Eunice Cecelia ”Dolly” Lane was born to Thomas Green Jr. and Mary Osage Green in Fairfax, Okla., on Nov. 14,1929. She was 86 years old and has lived the majority of her life in Fairfax. She is the granddaughter of Amos Osage and Eliza Osage Bigheart. She has two living sisters, Dolores Goodeagle and Beverly […]


Freda Thomas obituary: She worked at the Pawhuska clothing factory

Freda Virginia Thomas, 99, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, passed away on January 14, 2016, at her residence.  She was born on August 17, 1916 in Shreveport, Louisiana. to John Logan and Sarah Melissa (Aubrey) Ward.   She was a graduate of Acorn High School. Virginia married Edward “Pete” Elmer Thomas in 1935; he preceded her in death […]


Phyllis Riley obituary: A lifelong resident of Barnsdall

Phyllis Jane Riley, 78, resident of Barnsdall, died at 8:40 p.m., Friday at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the Ethel Reece Cemetery Pavilion with her brothers, Dake and Herbert Shreffler officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff-Barnsdall Funeral Home. In lieu […]