Obituaries

Cora Jean Gilkey Brown obituary: She loved ministering God’s word through music

Mrs. Cora Jean (Gilkey) Brown passed away Oct. 28, 2014 after a short battle with cancer in Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, OK.  She was 72 years of age. Mrs. Cora Jean (Gilkey) Brown was born Jan. 16, 1942 to Benjamin and Alice Gilkey.  Mrs. Brown came to the Lord at an early age and […]


Mark McCartney obituary: A lifelong wrestling loyalist who announced the Huskie matches

Lifelong Pawhuska resident Mark William McCartney, 57, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the Caney Nursing Home, Caney, Kansas. Mark was born Oct. 31, 1957 in Pawhuska, the son of George William “Buddy” and Clara Louise (Hazen) McCartney.  He graduated Pawhuska High School with the Class of 1975, where he was a member of […]


Edna Blue obituary: A spectacular gardener

Edna Mae Blue, Pawhuska, age 87, went to heaven to join in grandpa’s 90th celebration.  She passed at her residence in Pawhuska. Edna was born September 6, 1927 in Wynona to Roy Edward Gould and Laura Rachel Gould.  She married James Franklin Blue on July 13, 1944 in Pawhuska.  They were married for 66 years […]


Roy Thomas obituary: 45 and a veteran, he worked in the oilfield.

Roy Lee Thomas, born December 31, 1968, to Tommy and Linda Kay Bookout Thomas in Pawhuska. He died October 22, 2014 at his home in Wynona. He grew up in the Wynona/Pawhuska area and graduated from Wynona in 1987. He joined the Oklahoma National Guard his senior year of high school and was Honorably Discharged […]


Mabel Mayola Waggoner obituary

Funeral services for Mabel Mayola Waggoner, 74, of Pawhuska will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Pawhuska, with Pastor Jeff Laughlin of the First Baptist Church officiating. Services and cremation are under the direction of McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska. A dinner will be provided […]


Mikey Lynn obituary: A young man known for his humor and love of the outdoors

Michael “Mikey” Kelly Lynn Jr. was born April 13, 1998, in Bartlesville to Michael and Tina Lynn. Mikey lived in Pawhuska, where he was raised. Mikey passed away October 18, 2014. He attended Pawhuska schools where was active in wrestling and cross country. Mikey was known for his smirk of a smile, humor, and always […]


Ernest Garcia obituary: He died doing what he loved – bicycling

Ernest Anthony Garcia passed away on October 14, 2014, doing just what he was passionate about, riding his 10-speed bicycle down the Tulsa Riverside bike trails. Born August 1, 1953 in Thornton, Colo., the son of Helen Kavanaugh and Ernest Garcia, Ernest grew up in Colorado where he delighted in hiking and snowboarding in the […]


Andrew ‘Chico’ Rivas obituary: A veteran and longtime Phillips employee

Andrew “Chico” Rivas went to be with his Lord on Oct. 6, 2014 in Bartlesville at the age of 74. He was born on June 9, 1940 to Manuel and Guadalupe Corona Rivas in Oklahoma City. Andrew attended school in Seminole for several years, but graduated in 1958 from Corn, Okla. From his marriage to […]


James Hendrix obituary: A plant mechanic who loved to play the guitar and banjo

  Mr. James William “Jimmy” Hendrix II, 56, of Avant, died at 12:23 P.M. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Barnsdall on Tuesday morning.      Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at […]


Evelyne Corley obituary: An active member of First Baptist Church

Evelyne A. Corley passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Pawhuska Hospital, Inc.  She was 95 years old. One of 12 children born to Ed and Sadie Harris, Evelyne was born in Haskell on Oct.  29, 1918.  The family moved to Kilgore in East Texas, where Evelyne graduated from Leveretts Chapel High School in […]


Louis Davis obituary: His passion was being a cowboy

Louis “Red” Davis, 88, passed away on Sept. 27, 2014.  He was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Nelagoney, one of 11 children born to John and Dossie (Betten) Davis. Louis grew up in Osage County, where he met and later married Maretta Nunneley on June 26, 1943. Although Louis worked in the oilfield and in […]


Floyd Allison obituary: A World War II veteran and carpenter

Mr. Floyd Everett Allison, 89, of Barnsdall, son of Charlie and Lawrence Rachel Allison passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, with his children at his side. Floyd was born May 29, 1925 in Osage County near Barnsdall.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart, the […]


William “JR” Ricketts obituary: Wherever he went, there was joy

William B. Ricketts, Jr., known as JR, of Pawhuska, passed away on Saturday, Sept.  27, 2014 at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a lengthy illness.  He was surrounded in death by his closest family and friends.  He was born to Mary Elizabeth Hopper Ricketts and the late William B. Ricketts (Blackie) on […]


Nancy Engel obituary: She had been the house manager for Women and Children in Crisis

Nancy Kay Engel, 68, resident of the Barnsdall area, died at 6:31 AM, Wednesday in Bartlesville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday in the Barnsdall First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff-Barnsdall Funeral Home. Nancy […]


Fred Stoabs obituary: A banker, rancher and commodity broker

 Mr. James Frederick (Fred) Stoabs, 78, of Barnsdall, died at 3:10 p.m.. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2014 at his home at Barnsdall. Funeral services for Mr. Stoabs will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13  at the First Christian Church in Barnsdall with Mr. Leon Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Ethel […]


Paul Lemley obituary: A WWII veteran who loved to run hounds

Paul James Lemley, 94, of Barnsdall, died at 8:40 A.M. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at his home. Funeral services for Mr. Lemley will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Barnsdall with Rev. Bill Spencer officiating. Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery at Barnsdall […]


Donnie Schroeder obituary: His passion was his family.

DONALD CARL SCHROEDER passed the binds of earth and entered into eternal life on August 26, 2014. Donnie was born July 3, 1954 in Pawhuska. He leaves his beloved wife, Marianne and adoring children, Kevin and Anna. Donnie began his career in oil production at Wachtman-Schroeder at a young age. He personified hard work and […]


Larry Bell obituary: A tax manager at Cities Service and Williams Co.

Larry Bell obituary: A tax manager at Cities Service and Williams Co.

Larry Richard Bell was born on Oct. 30, 1943 to W. A. (Red) and Mary Marjorie Young Bell and passed away at his home in Barnsdall, August 19, 2014 surrounded by family. Services were held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Barnsdall.  Services were officiated by Pastor Stu […]


Carl Garrett obituary: Active in Barnsdall ambulance and a retired fire chief

Carl Garrett obituary: Active in Barnsdall ambulance and a retired fire chief

Carl James Garrett, age 68, died on August 20, 2014, at his home in Bartlesville. Carl was born on January 27, 1946 at the family home in Barnsdall, the middle son of Jesse S. and Jaunita (Lytle) Garrett.  He was raised and received his education in the Barnsdall schools, graduating with the class of 1964.  […]


F.M. Boone obituary: A U.S. Air Force veteran

Boone, Francis Maynard (F.M.), of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Pawhuska, age 71, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Lubbock. Francis was born March 27, 1943 to George and Cynthia Boone in Fairfax.  He attended schools in Fairfax, Haskell University and served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by:  Sisters, Mary Agnes (Bill) […]


11k raised for fallen friend

11k raised for fallen friend

Chunks of dirt flew through the air Sunday afternoon at the Osage County Fairgrounds Arena as a community came together in support of a fallen colleague. Osage County Fairgrounds manager Cecil Gullett III died of a heart attack earlier this month at age 39, leaving behind a wife and three children. In response, several area […]


Leroy Cass obituary: A welder by trade, he also made Osage regalia

Leroy Newton Cass, 76, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at his home in Sperry. Leroy was born May 30, 1938 in Bartlesville, the son of Charles Arthur “Roy” Cass and Myrtle Daniels Cass. On Aug. 21, 2002, he married the former Carolyn Peace in Tulsa. A welder by trade, he attended Chilocco Indian School. […]


Hortense Dixon obituary: To the very end, she loved to garden

Hortense M. Dixon went to be with her Lord and Savior July 25, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. Hortense was born on Feb. 10, 1926 to O.B. & Myrtle Hurt in Barnsdall. She married U.F. (Mutt) Dixon in Russell, Kan., on May 18, 1944. They settled in Rangely, Colo., in 1946 […]


Kelly Wade obituary: He was a die-hard OU fan

Kelly Gene Wade passed away at the age of 48, in his home in Tulsa on July 23, 2014, after an extended illness. He was born to T. S. “Turk” Wade and Betty Currey Wade on March 18, 1966, in Pawhuska. Kelly played basketball and baseball during his school years. He was also in the […]