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OKbits File   Bartlesville Enterprise, Washington Co. OK

21 July 1944 P.4 Col.3

FRIES
Heart Attack Kills Pioneer

Stricken while she prepared the family's evening meal, Mrs. Jennie Viva FRIES, 76, died suddenly last night about 7:30 o'clock of a heart attack in her home in Tuxedo. Mrs. Fries had been in apparently good health at the time she was stricken. She left the kitchen and went in to lie down on a divan in the living room where her husband, George Fries, found her body.
Mr. and Mrs. Fries came to Bartlesville in 1910 from Wood County Ohio. After engaging in the oil business for sometime, Fries practiced law here until about 1920, when he retired and moved to Tuxedo.
The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary three years ago. She was a member of the Bartlesville First Christian Church.
Survivors include five sons, Claude Fries, 312 East Fourteenth: C.E. Fries of the army, stationed in Alexandria, La. George M. Fries of the navy, stationed in Brooklyn N.Y.: Dwight R. Fries, with the army in India, and Donald P. Fries of Tulsa: four daughters, Mrs. Rhea Folger and Mrs. Eva Engler both of Tulsa; Mrs Cleo Cassidy and Mrs. Frieda Hensley, both of Los Angeles; one sister Mrs. Amy Ash of Oklahoma City; two half sisters and one half brother; also seven grandchildren.
The body is at the Neekamp funeral home. Funeral arrangments are incomplete.
Submitted  by suescott@fwst.net


Examiner-Enterprise

Thursday, Mar 19, 1964

Mrs. Eula MORGAN, a resident of Bartlesville for 45 years, and wife of the late Carl Alva MORGAN, former prominent Bartlesville building contractor, died Mar 18 1964 at the Jane Phillips Episcopal Hospital, where she had been a patient several months, having suffered a fall early last year.
Eula Eva Anetta MORGAN was born Nov 29 1894 to David and Belle (YOUNG) FERGUSON, in Willow Springs, Mo. where she received her education. She and Mr. MORGAN were married there Jul 24 1915, where they lived until their move to Bartlesville in 1918.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maribel MORRISON, Bartlesville, and Mrs. Ethel SWOPE, Texas, and one son, William C MORGAN, Okla; two brothers, Joe O. FERGUSON, Pawnee, Okla. and Charles FERGUSON, Willow Springs, Mo, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Limestone Church of Christ, Mr. Wayne SMETHERS officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in the Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net


April 9, 2000

Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise
Contributed by Jodie jodie104@juno.com

Anniversaries

FITCH Celebrate 25th
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitch of Bartlesville will celebrate their 25th anniversary. Robert L. Fitch married the former Maggie G. Smith.
Robert is a native of Bartlesville and Maggie is a longtime Bartlesville resident. The couple have four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

June 25, 2000

HOLLIMAN Celebrate 50th
William J. and Mary L. Holliman celebrated their 50th anniversary June 18. William J. Holliman married the former Mary Louise Skavlen on June 18, 1950 at First Methodist Church. The couple were married by the Rev. Paul Tripp. The couple have four children, three granddaughters; and four grandsons.

LYNN celebrate 50th
Mr. and Mrs. James O. Lynn of Bartlesville celebrated their 50th anniversarry on June 24. James Oliver Lynn married the former Donna Lea Lobaugh on June 24, 1950 at First United Methodist Church of Bartlesville with the Rev. George Beasley officiating.
Jim was raised in Medford and Donna was raised in Bartlesville.

MEADOR Celebrate 50th
Vern and Nona Meador will celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married Sept. 10, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas. The couple have six children; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

WARZEL Celebrate 50th
Lawrence and Lela Warzel will celebrate their 50th anniversary. Lawrence married the former Lela E. Stadleman on July 1, 1950 in Monroe, Mich.  They have three children and three grandson.

WOLFE Celebrate 50th
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wolfe will celebrate their 50th anniversary. John W. Wolfe married the former Jane Armstrongon July 1, 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville.  They have two children.

Deaths/Obituaries

February 23, 2000

ANDERSON
Mrs. Viola Margaret Anderson, 91, died Tuesday at the home of her son in rural Wann, Oklahoma. Mrs. Anderson was removed to Port Arthur, Texas where funeral arrangements will be handled by the Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery at Port Arthur, Texas. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home. Mrs. Anderson was born on April 21, 1908 at Cokedale, Colorado to Thomas Boag and Biola Catherine (Gregory) Brown.
She was married to Walter Theodore Anderson at Port Arthur, Texas on December 24, 1930.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by one son, Tom; one sister, Katherine, TX, three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
In additiion to her husband, Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Henry Brown and Fred Brown, and two sisters, Jesse Hunt and Sarah Mathis, all of Post Arthur and one great grandchild, Tiffany Anderson.

BELL
Vernon Jackson Bell, 86, of Seminole, died Monday at Norman Regional Hospital. Services will be Thursday in the First Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.
Bell was born Oct. 16, 1913 to William Earl and Della (Ryan) Bell in Bethesda, Ark. He me Ireta Otto in Snomac, and they married on May 14, 1943 in Snomac. He was in the U.S. Army from March 19, 1941 until March 30, 1942. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mike; a daughter ,Peggy; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and a brother.

August 1, 1999

MORRELL
Robert C. Morrell Robert Carter Morrell, 82, husband of Mrs. Maxine Croley Morrell, died Friday in Bartlesville. Funeral services are incomplete awaiting on the arrival of family members from distant points and will be announced by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.

MORTON
Memorial services for Mrs. Marilyn Reed Morton, age 62, formerly of Bartlesville and daughter of Mrs. Mary Reed and the late Winnie Reed, will be held Tuesday in the Sneed Chapel of the First United Methodist Church. Final committal rites will be at the family plot of Memorial Park Cemetry. Services and interment are under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home.
Survivors included her mother, Mrs. Mary Reed; a son, David; a daughter, Brenda; two granddaughters.

RALPH
Mrs. Cleo Arine (Thomason) Ralph, 80, wife of Ovid E. Ralph, died Saturday at the family residence in Bartlesville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in the Memory Chapel of the Arnold Moore Funeral Residence.  Interment at Schulter Salt Creek Cemetery
A native of Oklahoma, Mrs. Ralph was born in rural Henryetta in the Schulter community on Oct. 13, 1918. She was the daughter of the late William D. and Dovie Louisa (Swafford) Thomason.  She and Ovid Elwood Ralph were married on Oct. 31, 1942 at Schulter and they made their first home there.
Survivors include her husband, Ovid E. “Toby” Ralph; a son Charles David; a granddaughter, a grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille (Thomison)Minyard and Mrs. William L. (Wille Lee Thomison) Wilson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Leola (Thomison) Johnson, and an infant brother.

TATUM
Effie Almeda Tatum, 93, of Childers, died Friday in Oologah. Funeral services will be Monday at the Benjamin Funeral Chapel in Nowata. Interment will be at memorial Park Cemetery. The daughter of John L. and Ola Parrish Smith. Tatum was born Feb. 22, 1906, in Lead Hill, Arkansas. She grew up in Arkansas then moved to Bixby as a young woman. She married William E. “Bill” Tatum on Nov. 11, 1924 at Lead Hill. She eventually moved to Nowata then to the Childers community. She moved to Oologah five years ago.
Survivors include a son, William Paul; four daughters, Bonnie Jean, Luciretta, Louise, and Barbara; a grandson, Arthur Eugene; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 9, 1970, and four brothers and four sisters.

TOPPING
Funeral services for Mrs. Dolly Maxine Reynolds Hallett Topping, 75, were held Saturday at the First Church of God in Nowata. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Bartlesville under the direction of the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.
Mrs. Topping is survived by five sons, James H., Richard L., Johnnie, Gary, and Roger; one daughter, Dolly;   three brothers, Lester Reynolds, Johnnie Reynolds, and Carl Reynolds; two sisters, Darllis and Lela. A sister-in-law, Alma Raynolds. 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Marie, Lila, and Ada, and three brothers, Vernon, Elmer, and Walter. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

August 16, 1999

BOYD
Funeral services for Mr. William Terrance Boyd, 78, were Monday in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic rites were accorded by the Bartlesville Masonic Lodge #284 A.F. & A.M. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery where full military rites were accorded by the James H. Teel American Legion Post #105.
Funeral services and interment were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.
Mr. Boyd is survived by one brother, Archie Boyd: several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his parents.

BRIDGE
Homer Nelson Bridge, 74, of Bartlesville, died Saturday morning at his home.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday in the sanctuary of St. John’s Catholic Church. Final committal rites will be accorded on the family plot of the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home.
Bridge was born in Hooker on Aug. 31, 1924 to Nelson and Laura (Burk) Bridge. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; children; grandchildren; and a sister.

CARTER

Funeral services for Mr. A.L. “Deece” Carter, 76, will be held Tuesday at the Hillside Christian Church at Nowata. Interment will be in the Dewey Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife; two sons, Jess , Jim, one step son, Bill, five sisters, Hazel, Amy , Sarah Jo , Dorothy and Mary Sue , three brothers, Jess, Bob and Jerry, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
In addition to his first wife, Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joe Carter and James Orville Carter, three sisters, Ethel Delozier, Nellie Nance, and Eva Mae Miller, and one son, William Paul “Bill” Carter on December 3, 1997.
Funeral arrangments are under the direction of the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

GAYLOR
Truman J. Gaylord, 74, of Bartlesville, died Friday at his residence. Services were today at the First Assembly of God Church in Bartlesville, bBurial was at the Pawhuska Cemetery. Military services were presented at the grave site by the American Legion and the VFW. Services were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home in Pawhuska.
Gaylord was born on Oct. 19, 1924 in Collinsville to Truman Clyde and Alpha Rosine (Heston) Gaylord. Gaylord served in the US Army in
Europe and made the landing at Omaha Beach. He was member of the VFW and Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Larry and Jimmy; a daughter, Linda LuAnn; a sister, Ermel; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nine nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Wayne; three brothers, Donald Richard, Kenneth Leon and Marvin Laverne; a sister, Winifred Ruth; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

HENSLEY
Oweda Hensley, 87, of Nowata, died early Sunday morning at the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center in Nowata. Graveside services will be 10 am Tuesday at the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Huntington officiating. Interment will be at the Nowata Memorial Park under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. Memorials are requested to the Nowata 10-33 Emergency Team, 321 East Cherokee, Nowata, OK 74048. Hensley was born Sept. 30, 1911 at Claremore to John William and Effie Elizabeth Towler Graves She was raised in Lenapah and Childres and attended local schools. She moved to Nowata when she was young and had lived there ever since that time. She married A.V. Hensley on Nov. 1, 1926 at Independence, Kan. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Helen and Lavern Stroud and Frances June Cody, all of Nowata; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.V. on Aug. 24, 1960; a son, Howard on Dec. 31, 1990; two brothers, Bill Graves and Clarence Graves.

JARED
Howard Evans Jared, 85, of Dewey, died Sunday at the Jane Phillips Medical
Center. Services are pending with the Stumpff Funeral Home.

MACDONALD
Virginia E. MacDonald, 83, of Bartlesville, died Saturday evening in the Jane Phillips Medical Center. Services will be Wednesday at the Neekamp Funeral Home. Final committal rites will be accorded Mrs. MacDonald on the family plot of the Acasia Park Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. MacDonald was born on Sept. 5, 1915 in St. Paul, Minn., to Christian and Hilda M. (Moe) Gran. She married Joseph D. MacDonald on Dec. 6, 1945 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Survivors include two sons, Garan D. and Ronald H.; a sister, Eleanor Fabor; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

VANDORN
Everett Vandorn Everett Vandorn, 86, died Saturday at the Forrest Manor Nursing Home. Vandorn was removed to the Graves-Baird Funeral Home at Sedan, Kan., where services are pending. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.

February 23, 2000

KEENE
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Lee Keene, 50, resident of Claremore, were held Wednnesday in the Dewey Cemetery. Graveside services and interment were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.
Mr. Keene is survived by his mother Alice Norton; two sons Troy L. and Shawn L.; one daughter Brandy; three brothers David Vich, Lynn Vich and Clifford Vich; two sisters Linda and Debra; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Keene was preceded in death by his father and one stepbrother Wesley Joe Larmore.
Graveside services and interment were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.

WOOSTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Grace (Servin) (DeShazo) Wooster, 74, wife of Marvin Jay Wooster, who passed away on Saturday, will be held Wednesday at the graveside in the Dewey Cemetery.
Surviving Mrs. Wooster are her husband, Marvin Jay; three daughters, Barbara, Nancy and Janet; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Albert Servin and an Uncle, Everett Masias,

February 24, 2000

SETH
Funeral services for John Randall Seth, 92, who passed away on Monday in Rogers, Arkansas. , were held at the Memorial Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment in the Memorial Park Cemetery
Survivors include his wife of seventy-two years, Mrs. Evelyn (Hill) Seth; two sons Jan L and Gary R.; six grandchildren; five great- grandchildren.
Mr. Seth was preceded in death by his father; mother; one son, John W. Seth and one brother, Kenneth Seth.

TAGGART
Louise (Lawson)(Miller) (McManus) Taggart, 94, died Wednesday in Bartlesville. Services will be Friday at the graveside in the Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. Interment will be directed by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.
A native of Bimble, Knox County, Kentucky, Lawson was born on Aug. 20, 1905 to James Wesley and Mary Frances (Grey) Lawson. She married Oscar Lee Miller in 1926 in Louisville, Ky., and they made their first home there. They then moved to Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky.
In 1948, she and George McManus were married in Coffeyville, Kan., and they made their first home there, prior to establishing their home in the Sunset Lake Community. She later moved back to Coffeyville for two years.
On Dec. 7, 1976, she and William Harold “Bud” Taggart were married in Bartlesville and made their home in the Sunset Lake community. The past three years, she has lived in the home of her daughter, Zelma.
Survivors include a son, Roscoe H. ; two daughters, Norma Aileen and Zelma Irene; a step-daughter, Gloria; a step-son, George Owen; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Harold H. Miller; a stepson, Grant McManus; three sisters and a brother.

February 25, 2000

HOLLINGSWORTH
Peggy Joyce Hollingsworth, 68, of Antlers, formerly of Bartlesville, died Tuesday in Paris, Texas. Services will be Friday in Rocky Poin Cemetery. Hollingsworth was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Kennet, Mo.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis and Doug; a daughter, Brenda; a sister, Vivian and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D. J.; and an infant son, William Delford.

RAPACZ
Bob Rapacz, 72, died Thursday at his family residence in Bartlesville. Services will be Sunday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Rapacz was born Nov. 28, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minn. He was enlissted in the United States Navy in 1945 and served during World War II. He received his honorable discharge on Aug. 6, 1947 at Oakland, California. He returned at Minneaplois and in 1954, moved to Chicago, Ill. He married the former Ann Marie McCarthy on Dec. 6, 1958 in Chicago, and they made their home in Cicero, Ill. In 1965, they moved to Twin Lakes, Wis., until 1975 at which time they moved to Grand Junction, Colo., where he was employed as an automobile salesman. In 1979, they moved to Bartlesville.  They served as full time ministers iin the Bartlesville area for the Jehova’s Witnesses.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Honeycutt and Steve; two daughters, Rita and Renay; seven granchildren; a brother, Andrew; and two sisters, Ruth Ronald and Mrs. Gene Ostlund

ROLAND
Doyle Roland Doyle Roland, 78, of Nowata, died Thursday in the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. Services are pending with the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.

WALKER
Cora Bell Walker, 91, died Wednesday in Dewey. Services will be Monday at the Greater First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.
Walker was born July 17, 1908 to Harvey and Myrtle (Smith) Mills in Muskogee. She married Alex Walker on Sept. 30, 1033 in Wagoner. They moved to Arizona and later moved to California. She moved to Bartlesville in March of 1984.
Survivors include two sisters, Beatrice Pollard Bullock and Catherine Surrett ; two brothers Harvey Mills, Jr. and Robert Mills and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, a newphew and a niece.

April 9, 2000

LAWSON
Memorial services for Mr. S. Dayton Lawson, Sr., age 84, of Bartlesville will be Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Service and interment are under the direction of the Neekamp Funeral Home.
Mr. Lawson is survived by his wife; two sons Shelby Lawson, Jr. and Robert “Bob”; a sister, Doris Knapp; four grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.

LITTLE
Funeral Services for Mrs. Mabel (Pigg) Little, 87, widow of the late Hugh Carter Little, who passed away on Monday, will be held on Thursday in the Barnsdall First United Methodist Church. Interment will be directed in the Ethel Reese Cemetery by the Arnold Moore- Barnsdall Funeral Service.
Surviving Mrs. Little are her daughter, Ann; and three grandchildren; five great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; mother; four sisters, Maude Wallace, Delia Nichols, Helen Russell, and Walsie Pigg and three brothers, Dallas Pigg, Homer Pigg, and Willard Pigg.

MAYNARD
Funeral Service for Mr. H.C. “Soda” Maynard, 75, resident of Bartlesville, will be held Monday at the Double Springs Cemetery near Tahlequah. Graveside services and interment will be under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home.
Mr. Maynard is survived by one son Jimmy Earl; two daughters Pat and Susie; two sisters Tug Calahan and Nonnie Mitchell; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Maynard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jewell Louise Maynard on September 21, 1993; two sons Jack Maynard and Gary Don Maynard; one grandson; one great-grandson and one brother Bim Maynard.
Graveside services and interment will be under the direction of the S. Funeral Home.

RAYNER
Mrs. Velva (Hale) Rayner, 73, wife of J.D. Rayner and native area resident died Thursday in the St. John Hospital in Tulsa. Funeral services will be held Monday at the graveside in the Dewey Cemetery. Interment will be in the Dewey Cemetery.
A native of Dewey, Velva Hale was born Oct. 7, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Orson and Indiana Sophrona (Graham) Hale. She was reared in Dewey and received her education in the Dewey Schools, where she graduated with the Senior Class of 1944 from the Dewey High School. She was united in marriage to Joseph Dryden Rayner on July 31, 1947 at Dewey.
Surviving Mrs. Rayner are her husband; three sons, Kenny Joe , David Jay and John Alan; two daughters, Lisa Diane and Karen Lee; eight graandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vivian L. Short; and two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Mary Hale and Mrs. Virginia Hale.

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