Obituaries

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 […]


Nellie Robinson obituary: Always there with a helping hand

Nellie L. Robinson, age 92, departed this life to be with her beloved family on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was born in Tulsa Dec. 19, 1921. She married William L. Robinson, Sr., on March 19, 1938. To this union, two children were born – Julia Annette and William L. (Sonny) Robinson, Jr. Nellie was […]


Gullett: A tireless worker

Gullett: A tireless worker

Cecil M. Gullett III, a man whose work schedule knew no limits, died suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday night in Pawhuska, where he was the caretaker of the Osage County Fairgrounds. He was 39 years old, and leaves behind his wife and three children, upon all of whom he doted. The suddenness of […]


Robert Keith obituary: He was a research engineer

Dr. Robert Eugene Keith passed away peacefully on July 4 in Austin, Texas, where he lived for 36 years.  “Bobby” was the son of J.W. and Adaline Wheeler Keith who lived for decades at 421 E. 12th Street.  He was born in 1928 at 208 E. 12th.  His father was a member of First Presbyterian […]


Cecil Gullett obituary: He adored his family and rodeo

Cecil Melvin Gullett, III, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Pawhuska Hospital. He was 39 years old. Cecil was born October 3, 1974 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Cecil M. and Johnnie Mae (Cook) Gullett, Jr. On February 15, 1997, he married the former Jamie Anderson in Moore, Oklahoma. He was […]


Letty Bradley obituary: She owned cafes and raised three children

Henrietta (Letty) Sue Bradley passed away peacefully Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home in Pawhuska after a short illness with cancer. Born January 16, 1946 in Pawhuska to Vina (Couch) and Charles Johnson, she married Bliss Goad and had three children: Susie, Karen and Rusty Goad. Divorcing after nine years, she worked very hard […]


Gene Sell obituary: An oil man and active member of the community

Eugene Dale Sell was born on August 10, 1929 in LaCrosse, Kansas to Jacob and Mayme (Rickter) Sell.  Gene attended school in LaCrosse, Kansas, graduating in 1947.  In high school he excelled in all sports, especially in basketball and football.  Upon graduation, Gene accepted a scholarship to Garden State College in Garden City, Kansas.  Upon […]


Lloyd Smith obituary: A master woodworker

Lloyd Alfred Smith – born September 2, 1930 – passed away at his home on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at age 83. He was born to William S. and Rose Smith in Snomac, Okla., before the family moved to Pawhuska while Lloyd was an infant. Lloyd was one of 10 children and was preceded in […]


Mary Louise Clark obituary: Farm Bureau office manager

Mary Louise Clark, 78 years, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014, surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for, and loved on-at Ambassador Manor Nursing Home in Tulsa. Louise was born June 6, 1936, in Artesia, N.M. to Vee and Edna Virginia (Carroll) Thorp. She graduated from Artesia High School in 1954. In […]


Pete Clark obituary: He was a petroleum engineer

  Leslie Spindler “Pete” Clark, long-time Osage County petroleum engineer and former member of the Pawhuska City Council, passed away June 23, 2014, in Belleville, Illinois, after a short illness.  He was 89. Born May 11, 1925, in the Pennsylvania borough of New Bethlehem, to Leslie Spindler Clark Sr. and Ida Mae (Somerville) Spindler, he […]


Wilma Young obituary: A retired executive secretary at Phillips Petroleum

Wilma L. Young passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville. She was 88 years old. Wilma was born February 16, 1926 in Barnsdall, the daughter of Andrew and Zadie (Anthony) Grim. On June 13, 1942, she married Somers J. “Jim” Young in Tulsa. He preceded her in death on […]


Corena Osage Leland obituary: A homemaker and caregiver

Corena Ann (Osage) Leland , 74, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home in Pawhuska. Corena was born November 23, 1939 in Fairfax, Oklahoma, the daughter of Joseph and Mabel (Kihega) Osage. She attended school at Fairfax and the St. Louis Boarding School. Corena was a very active member of the Love of […]


RE Lovett obituary: A veteran and early master of computers

RE Lovett, born April 23, 1930, expired Friday morning, June 20, 2014 at Jane Phillips Medical Center after a fast decline in health. RE was 84 years old when he passed away quietly in his sleep. He was a long-time resident of Pawhuska. Originally from Talonga, Okla., he moved to Pawhuska as a child around […]


Carl Taylor obituary: The John Wayne of cowboys

Carl Frederick Taylor passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his home in Wynona. Carl was born April 30, 1949 in La Junta, Colorado to Dorothy Irene Fulton Taylor and Don Frederick Taylor. The family later moved to Osage County in 1954. Carl attended schools in Shidler and Pawhuska growing up Carl entered the Army […]


Theresa Kelly obituary: A Headstart teacher who fought cancer for 19 years

On April 22, 1971, in Wichita, Kansas, Regina Kay Hendren was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Theresa Marie. A few months later, the family moved to Pawhuska,. Theresa attended Pawhuska Schools, graduating with the “class of ‘90”. Two weeks later, she married Timothy Eugene Weathers in Fairfax. To this union were born two beautiful […]


Mary Fish obituary: She had been a missionary and loved to sing, play piano

Mary Elizabeth Fish, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at her home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Mary was born November 13, 1926 in Pawhuska, the daughter of Girard and Pauline (Williams) Blackbird. In 1945, she married Buck Thompson Fish in Fairfax, OK. He preceded her in death. In her younger years, Mary served as a […]


Freddie Spotted Bear obituary: A great baseball and basketball player

Freddie Ray Spotted Bear passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center of Bartlesville.  He was 75 years old. Fred was born March 12, 1939 in Pawhuska, the son of Joseph and Audrey Stibeis Spotted Bear.  On Oct.  22, 1968, he married the former Martha Pepper in Miami, Okla. Fred worked […]


Gary Dean Cox obituary: A retired soldier and fire volunteer

Gary Dean Cox passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at his home in Pershing, Oklahoma.  He was 76 years old. Gary was born October 16, 1937 in Pawhuska, the son of Hiram and Vivian Elizabeth (Webb) Cox.  On October 10, 1957, he married May Jane Parker in Van Buren, Ark.  A veteran, Gary served in […]


Barbara Cheves obituary: A career in medical records

Barbara Anne Frazer Cheves passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Bartlesville. Barbara was born August 26, 1935 in Jersey City, New Jersey to James Bernard and Anne Elizabeth (Kennedy) Frazer.  She lived in Jersey City until the age of nine, when her family made moves to Alabama, Arkansas and eventually settled in Burns Flat, […]


Shireld Dilley obituary: A profession truck driver

Shireld W. Dilley, 86, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Medicalodge in Dewey. Shireld was born December 20, 1928 in Mannford, the son of William and Vella (Wilson) Dilley. In 1959, he married the former Stella Mae Garrison in Bartlesville. She preceded him in death Sept. 25, 2000. Shireld lived all his life […]


Larry Carpenter obituary: He loved being a cowboy

Longtime Pawhuska resident Larry Oran Carpenter passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at his home. He was 64 years old. Larry was born May 13, 1950 in Woodward, Oklahoma, the son of Orvan and Vera Mae (Barnett) Carpenter. On January 19, 1986, he married the former Pamela D. Wynne in Cedarvale, Kansas. Larry loved being […]


Carl “Chico” Sellers obituary: He loved to travel

Carl Lee “Chico” Sellers of Pawhuska, OK died Thursday, May 15, 2014.  He is survived by his wife Denise Keahtigh Sellers of the home.  He is also survived by his five daughter; Ashlee Walker, Devon Sellers, Dena Sellers, Brandy Shipp of Pawhuska and Nicole Clark of Huntly, Virginia plus two step sons; Alex Horn and […]


Edgar Bruce Ramsay obituary: A veteran and construction superintendent

Edgar Bruce Ramsay, 67, resident of Barnsdall, died at 7:55 PM, Wednesday in Bartlesville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ethel Reece Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff-Barnsdall Funeral Home. Military honors will be accorded by the Webster-Schrack Post # 277 at the graveside Edgar Bruce Ramsay was born […]