Obituaries

Carole Vernon obituary: A loving light

Carole Vernon 10/17/1950-8/29/2015 Carole Vernon, 64, of Pawhuska passed away in her home late Friday evening. Carole loved to travel, listen to music, watch soaps, gamble, but above all else, she loved her family and friends with a fervent heart.  She gave of herself always and never asked for anything in return.  She was very […]


Joe Cook obituary: A veteran and active community member

George Joseph “Joe” Cook, Jr., 87, of Barnsdall, retired Petrolite Corporation Chief of shipping, died at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 28, 2015 at the Barnsdall Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Jim Johnson, pastor of the Church, and the Rev. Paul Overholt, former minister of […]


Mary McCartney obituary: An energetic volunteer, singer and mother

Mary Evelyn (Severns) McCartney, 83, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at her home in Pawhuska following a lengthy illness. Mary was born September 13, 1931 in Tulsa,the youngest of six children to Joseph Clive and Mabel (Byrne) Severns.  Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Pawhuska.  Mary attended schools in Pawhuska, graduating from […]


Les Stark obituary: An artist and teacher

Leslie Darrel Stark, Jr., better known as “Les”, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 at his home in Bartlesville. He was 75 years old. Les was born March 5, 1940 in Pawhuska,  the son of Leslie Darrell “Deb” Stark and Telitha Iris (Waller) Stark. On March 12, 1960, he married the former Elaine Slinkard in […]


Nancy Smith obituary: An active member of Barnsdall’s First Baptist Church

Nancy Ann Smith, 77, resident of Barnsdall died at 1:00 A.M. on Sunday in Bartlesville. Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the Barnsdall First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Spencer and Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery in […]


Caitlan Diane Doty obituary: She worked at Dillards and volunteered helping those with disabilities

Caitlan Diane Doty obituary: She worked at Dillards and volunteered helping those with disabilities

Caitlan Diane Doty, 19, of Barnsdall, died Thursday morning, July 16, 2015 in a traffic accident near Nelagoney in Osage County. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Barnsdall. Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Barnsdall Funeral […]


Joyce Ann Wadsworth obituary: She was a great cook

Joyce Ann Wadsworth Cole passed from this earth Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, David and Elizabeth Sell. Joyce was born December 3, 1945 in Barnsdall, the daughter of John Riley and Gertie Beatrice Wadsworth.  She attended school in Nelagoney.  When Joyce was a small girl, the family traveled […]


Marguerite Dennison obituary: During World War II she was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’

Marguerite Harriet Pease Dennison passed from this life and into the arms of her Lord on July 14, 2015 at the age of 100 years. She died peacefully at her home in Cleveland, Okla., surrounded by family.  Marguerite was born on May 2, 1915 in Tulsa County  to George W. Pease Sr. of Kansas and Minnie […]


Beth Dahl obituary: A nurse, she tended to those in hospice

Elizabeth Gail “Beth” Dahl, 58, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her home near Barnsdall. Beth was born November 20, 1956 in Bartlesville, the daughter of John Lee and Lucille (Shaw) Dahl.  A registered nurse, she was a specialist in AIDS training and was a well-known hospice nurse in the area.  In her spare […]


Franklin “Gene” Kohpay obituary: He worked as a cowboy

Franklin Eugene “Gene” Kohpay passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville.  He was 74 years old. Gene was born March 6, 1941 in Pawhuska, the son of Loretto Wan and Bethel Barbara (Spencer) Kohpay.  He attended schools in Hulah until the 6th grade, then attended school in Pawhuska, graduating […]


Shoemake: He was a force

Shoemake: He was a force

When Shockley Shoemake found out he had terminal brain cancer three weeks ago, he had no regrets. “I’ve done everything I need to do, and I’m not afraid of death,” he said. He had, in fact, lived a life so full that it is hard to capture. He was a child of the Depression, who […]


Randall Kidder obituary: He was a longtime drug counselor for the Osage Nation

Randall Brent Kidder, 57, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 in the St. John Medical Center, Tulsa. Randy was born October 6, 1957 in Cushing, the son of Dennis and Virginia Lee (Shelly) Kidder.  He attended school in Pawhuska, graduating with the Pawhuska High School Class of 1975.  Randy later graduated from Rogers State University […]


Dave Barnhill obituary: He taught family how to avoid hardships he had faced

David “Dave” Eugene Barnhill left his earthly body to join his mother in heaven for Mother’s Day on Thursday May 7, 2015. Dave was born September 23, 1951 in Rayville, La., to Anna and Phillip Ray Barnhill. A longtime resident of Pawhuska, he worked most of his life in the oilfield across Oklahoma, Louisiana, and […]


Bill Mattingly obituary: A veteran, former district attorney and judge

William H. “Bill” Mattingly, age 84, Pawhuska, retired Associate District Judge of Osage County, and practicing attorney in Pawhuska, died on April 15, 2015 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  A lifelong resident of Pawhuska, he was born June 20, 1930, the son of the late Judge E. H. Mattingly and Opal Lee […]


Daryle Alsup obituary: An Army veteran who worked as a lab technician

Daryle Keith Alsup, born to Eldridge “Shorty” Alsup and Ethel J. Javine Alsup July 27, 1936 in Barnsdall ,Oklahoma. He was married to Delores Arlene Charter Alsup on June 19, 1959 in Barnsdall. Daryle took the Lord’s hand and went home to be with him eternally on April 13, 2015. Daryle served his country in […]


Bill Parker obituary: A WWII veteran who loved his hometown of Barnsdall

William (Bill) Parker, 94, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Barnsdall. Bill lived in the Barnsdall area all of his life except for 3 years, 7 months, and 5 days that he served in the Army as a medic during WWII.  Bill, the oldest son of Dewey Parker and Lucy Parker (Letterman), was born March […]


Lawrence “LT” Brown obituary: He had a long career in corrections

Lawrence "LT" Brown obituary: He had a long career in corrections

Lawrence “LT” Brown passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Barnsdall Nursing Home. He was 77 years old. LT was born Dec. 21, 1937 in St. Charles, Ky., the son of Jesse Lewis Brown a coal miner and farmer and Nell Frances Elizabeth (Rudolph) Brown, a school bus driver and homemaker. While serving the […]


Angela Robinson obituary: Former leader of the Southern California United Osages

Angela Cecilia Clavier Robinson, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, consoler, and child of God, passed away on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 in Tulsa, after a brief illness.  She was just over 90½ years old. Angela was born in San Diego on Oct. 2, 1924.  She grew up in San Diego, Los Angeles, Pawhuska, and […]


Daniel St. John obituary: A proud Marine

Daniel Julian St. John was born on June 11, 1963 in Canoga Park, Calif., to Julian and Maureen St. John.  He died on March 25, 2015 in Pawhuska of a sudden heart attack. Daniel was raised in Simi Valley, California, graduating Simi Valley High School in 1981. He attended college in Moorpark, Calif., and worked […]


Goldie “Jenny” Gipson obituary: First in her family to graduate from high school

Goldie Virginia (Jenny) Gipson, 94, of Skiatook, went to meet her lord on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015 at the Sequoyah Pointe Living Center in Owasso.  She was born on August 17, 1920 in the Fairfax Hospital to Dee and Goldie Mae (Bridges) Martin.  Jenny was the second daughter of eight children. The family moved […]


Janet Loftis obituary: From Little Miss Pawhuska to General Janet

Janet Joy (Jech) Loftis Janet was born New Year’s Day January 1, 1943 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Lucinda and Henry Jech and selected as Little Miss Pawhuska 1943.  She graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1961 and sang soprano in the acappella choir.  On August 6, 1960, she married Jerry Don Loftis in the First […]


Chuck Wachtman obituary: A WWII POW who escaped, oilman and fellow who loved life to the fullest

On the evening of January 30, 2015, Henry Charles “Chuck” Wachtman Jr., 91, passed away peacefully at La Loma Care Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Chuck was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Vera, the son of Henry and Lena Wachtman.  He graduated from Vera High School in 1941.  After graduation, he enrolled at Oklahoma A&M and joined […]


James Weigant obituary: He was a pharmacist

James Michael Weigant, Sr., one day shy of 62, passed away in his home of a sudden heart attack on January 31st, 2015. James, best known by all as Jim, was born in Portland, Ore., on February 1st, 1953 to Margaret and Kas Weigant. He spent his youngest years in northern California and moved to Tulsa, […]


Wauneta Wells obituary: She was very active in Barnsdall

Wauneta Wells obituary: She was very active in Barnsdall

Lola Wauneta Wells took her much anticipated journey home on January 22, 2015 at 6:15 am. She was 88 years old. Funeral services will be Monday at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Barnsdall with Jim Brunk and Pat Andrews officiating under the direction of the Stumpff Barnsdall Funeral Service. Wauneta was born on February […]