Ida Roberts obituary: Publisher of the Fairfax Chief

Ida Katherine Roberts, longtime Fairfax Chief Newspaper publisher, passed Nov. 13, 2015 in Muskogee. She was 68 years of age. Ida was born April 10, 1947 in Shidler, the daughter of Don Conner and Thelma (Carr) Conner. She attended 1st through 8th grade at Grainola and then graduated from Shidler High School in 1965. Ida […]

Wilhelm Murg obituary: An accomplished pianist

Wilhelm Louis Murg, 86, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Heritage Villa Nursing Center, Bartlesville. Mr. Murg was born August 10, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Mark Keppel High School in 1957. He attended Pasadena City College and Los Angeles State College, graduating in 1954. Louis received his Teachers Diploma from […]

Margaret Smith obituary: She baked for soup kitchens into her 90s

Margaret Jewel Corbin Crawford Smith, long time resident of Pawhuska, and many years resident of Foraker, went to be with the Lord and the love of her life Robert Creighton Smith Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at the Pawhuska Nursing Home. She was 95. Margaret was born to Jack and Myrtle Corbin on June 24, 1920 […]

Tom Anthony obituary: A longtime football, track and basketball coach

Charles Thomas “Tom” Anthony was born December 8, 1933, in Barnsdall, , to parents Everett Charles & Erma Florence Anthony. He passed away with family by his side, November 6, 2015, in Guthrie. Tom earned his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, and his Masters of Education from the […]

Joe Long obituary: A longtime volunteer with Boy Scouts

Joseph Franklin Long Jr., 96, resident of Dewey, died at 7:30 a.m. on Friday Oct. 23, 2015. Memorial Services for Mr. Long will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at the First Christian Church at 9th and Prudom Street in Pawhuska. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home […]

Juanita Hutson obituary: A switchboard operator who collected many things

Juanita Jane (Pratt) Hutson passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville.  She was 89 years old. Juanita was born March 8, 1926 in Bartlesville, the daughter of Ray and Rae Pratt.  On June 28, 1946, she married Billie Boyd Hutson in Pawhuska.  He preceded her in death Oct. 30, […]

Tommie Dahl obituary: An “oil baron,” as he used to say

Barnsdall native Tommie Dahl, 85, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, OK. Tom was born October 2, 1930 in Barnsdall, the son of Hans and Margaret (Battles) Dahl.  On September 29, 1984, he married the former Josephine “Jo” Small in Barnsdall.  Tom and Jo had lived in Grove […]

Jack Gamble obituary: He owned several businesses around Barnsdall

Jack Owen Gamble, 77, of Barnsdall, died at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at the Ethel Reese Cemetery in Barnsdall, with the Rev. Jim Johnson pastor of Barnsdall Church of the Nazarene officiating. […]

Rena Hull obituary: She did a lot for others, anonymously

Long-time Osage County resident Rena Grace (Fletcher) Hull passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at The Journey Home, Bartlesville.  She was 73 years old. Rena Was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Avant, the youngest of six children born to Walter and Lizzie (Bieri) Phelps.  On June 2, 1961, she married William J. Fletcher.  Later, Rena […]

Diane Reed obituary: She touched countless lives

Diane Lee Reed was born on July 21, 1949 in Duluth, Minnesota to John and Lorraine Borgen.  She graduated high school from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs in 1967.  She then attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, graduating in 1969.  Diane met Melvin L. Reed in Pawhuska, OK in 1970.  They were married […]

Debra Williams obituary: A waitress and sweet woman

Pawhuska resident Debra Ann Williams, 61, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in St. John Medical Center, Tulsa. Debra was born Aug. 12, 1954 in Fairfax, the daughter of Francis Marion Jech and Winnie Lavon Ammons.  On Jan. 6, 1988, she married Raymond Williams in Pawhuska.  A waitress and housewife, Debra was known to be […]

Rick Holt obituary: A loved man who excelled at rodeo and wrestling

Lifelong Pawhuska resident Ricky Lee Holt passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.  He was 46 years old. Rick was born Dec. 21, 1968 in Pawhuska, the son of George Leon and Loretta Sue (Burrows) Holt.  He attended schools in Pawhuska, graduating with the PHS Class of 1987.  While in high school, Rick excelled as a […]

Betty Reber obituary: Loved in her community, she changes the lives of many young people

Betty Reber obituary: Loved in her community, she changes the lives of many young people

Betty Ernestine Reber, of Pawhuska, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2015. She was 79 years old. Betty was born July 21, 1936, in Hominy.  She graduated from Hominy High School in 1954 and attended the University of Tulsa. Betty was married to John G. Reber on June 9, 1957, in Hominy. […]

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 […]