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Pawnee Chief, Pawnee Co., OK 1962 - 1972

by Rita Buford rbcats@yahoo.com
With Permission From D. Jo Ferguson, Publisher Of Pawnee Chief


1965

Services to be held Saturday for Mrs. Watson
Services for Christine Pearl WATSON will be held Saturday, March 6, 1965 at 2p.m. at the Poteet Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Watson is the daughter of Orbie M. BARNES and the late John S. BARNES. Her parents were area residents in the early
1900's but moved to Columbia, Missouri for a short time and Mrs. Watson was born there July 6, 1913. The family returned to Pawnee in 1913, while Mrs. Watson was an infant. She has lived in this vicinity all her life.
Christine Pearl Barnes married Royal W. Watson on October 10, 1934 in Perry, Oklahoma. She and her husband moved to Pawnee from Skedee in 1950.
Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband, Royal Watson, of Pawnee and four sons and four daughters: Johnnie, OK; Mrs. Johnny STEARMAN, Charles Lee Watson, Mrs. Ray HALL, and Eugene Watson, all of Texas; and Orbie Grace, Estelle and Bennie Watson, all of the home, and 16 grandchildren.
She is also survived by her mother, Orbie Barnes, of Pawnee; five brothers, Lee Barnes of Pawnee; George and Bennie Barnes, both of Oklahoma City; Barney and Hubert Barnes both of Kingman, Kansas and four sisters, Bertha Prince of Twin Falls, Idaho; Gertie Barnes of Pawnee, Zada Walter, Oklahoma City, and Ida Liles, Osceola, Missouri.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Rev. Jack Owens of First Baptist Church, Pawnee, will be in charge of the funeral.


February 25, 1965

Ed HOOVER, 75, Rites Held Monday
Funeral rites were held Monday, February 22, for Ed HOOVER, 75, who passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, February 17. Born October 16, 1889 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he married Ada on July 13, 1911, in Pawnee.
They moved to Mississippi, where they lived for some time, until moving to the Keystone community and moved here in 1950. He is survived by his widow, Ada, and a son, John of Tulsa and a daughter, Mrs. Rennie MASON of Casa Grande, Arizona, plus one grandchild and 2 great grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted by Fannie BARNES in the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. and interment was in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Mrs. HESKETT, 52, Services Held here Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, for Mrs. Jess (Meda) HESKETT, 52, who passed away here
Wednesday, February 17. Born March 27, 1912 at War Eagle, Arkansas, she married Jess HESKETT on December 10, 1928, at Pawhuska. They moved to the Pawnee community in 1935, and have lived here since. She was a member of the Baptist Church at War Eagle.
Survivors are her husband, Jess, of the home in Pawnee, and a son, John, and a daughter, Mrs. Jessie PARKS, both of Perry, plus 2 grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 sisters: Mrs. Gladys INGRAHAM of Springdale, Arkansas; Mrs. Edith GRAHAM of Rogers, Arkansas; Mrs. Susie CLAYPOOL of South Coffeyville, Kansas; Mrs. Vivian MCFADDEN of Fairfax; and Mrs. Francis OXFORD of Huntsville, Arkansas; plus a brother, Jim HUCKABY of Patterson, California.
The Rev. Jack OWENS officiated at the service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel, and interment was in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Man Killed In Tractor Accident On Dairy, Tuesday
Leroy ABINGTON was found dead beneath the wheel of a tractor on a local farm, Tuesday, and authorities say he apparently fell there while driving the vehicle.  He had been working on the GRAY Dairy, north of town, for the past 3 years, and had been pulling the manure spreader, and had gone to the butane tank to refuel the tractor. Another employee there found him pinned to the ground, face down, with the tractor wheel resting between his shoulders, it is understood.
Immediate action was taken to raise the tractor from his body, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at a Fairfax Hospital. ABINGTON, in his 40's, had several relatives in Pawnee, and had a son who is the star of the Fairfax Red Devil basketball team. The family lives in Fairfax.

Delcie WOOD, 44, Services Held In Siloam Springs
Funeral services were held in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, on Tuesday, February 23, for Mrs. Clayton (Delcie Catherine) WOOD, 44, long-time Pawneean, who passed away there Sunday, February 21, in a hospital, after a brief illness.
Born in Pawnee on June 18, 1920, she was the daughter of George and Lizzie BRUNS. She attended schools in this area and graduated from Pawnee High School and from Oklahoma State University. She was married to Clayton WOOD and they farmed north of Pawnee until 1958, when they moved to Siloam Springs, where she was a teacher in the Beaver Elementary School. She had taught the class two days before her passing.
Survivors include her husband, Clayton, a son, Mark, 2 daughters, Linda and Ruth, all of the home; and her mother, Mrs. Lizzie BRUNS and a sister, Mrs. Lee (Lila) ROGERS, both of Pawnee. Services were at the Christian Church, in Siloam Springs, where she was a member. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery there.

George MILAM Services Today At Blackburn
Blackburn pioneer, George Calvin MILAM, 76, passed away Monday, February 22, in Tulsa. Born August 16, 1888 in Horton, Kansas, he came to the Blackburn community from there in 1897 and lived there until 1951, when he retired and moved to Tulsa.
Survivors include 2 daughters and 4 sons: Mrs. Thelma ROSS and Mrs. Dorothy SPERRY, both of Blackburn; Jack MILAM of Gary, Indiana; Glenn, William and G.C. MILAM, all of Tulsa, and a sister, Mrs. Melva A. VANDRUFF, of Hominy. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services will be held today, Thursday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the Blackburn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom DOVE, of the View Acres Baptist Church at Tulsa, officiating. Interment will be in the Blackburn Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Sister Dies
Mrs. Ollie JOHNSON and Ed COLVIN were notified Tuesday of the passing of their sister, Mrs. A.C. (Mollie) JONES, 85, at Long Beach, California. Burial will be at the cemetery at Miami, Oklahoma.

Kelsey OSBORNE Services Set For Here Today
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday, February 25, for Kelsey OSBORNE, 75, Pawnee pioneer citizen, who passed away here Friday. He had been in ill health for the past several months.
He moved here from Missouri in 1901 as a child. He was a trader and also was the shoeshiner for the local barbershop for years. His hobby was people and he probably had the best knowledge of people, who they married, or were related to, of anyone in the area.
His wife and a daughter preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Charles OSBORNE, of Pawnee, and Renaldo OSBORNE of Wichita, plus 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
His service will be conducted at the Poteet Funeral Chapel by the Rev. R.C. JENKINS, of the local AME Church. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Riley DRAKE, 65, Services Held Here Wednesday
Long-time area citizen, Riley Leo DRAKE, 65, passed away in Pawnee on Sunday, February 21, and services were held here Wednesday, February 24. He was born on March 18, 1899, in Stillwater, and was a veteran of both the Mexican border uprising and WWI. He has lived in the Pawnee and Ralston area most of his life.
Survivors include a brother, W.C. DRAKE, of Sheridan, Wyoming, and 2 sisters: Mary E. CLARK of Ralston and Dora SHAW of Stillwater.
Walter HURT, of Ralston, officiated at the service at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, and interment was in Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

CROSS Slides On Ice, Hits Oncoming Truck
David CROSS, Pawnee High School football coach, was in an accident Tuesday afternoon, which totally demolished his car, but the only injury in the two-car crash was a minor injury to the driver of the other vehicle.
CROSS, driving a 1964 2-door Pontiac Tempest, sports model, was traveling west on US 64. He met a 1957 International Truck, driven by Weldon W. CORN, 47, belonging to the Luper Truck Line. As CROSS met the truck, he lost control of his car because of ice on the road. He skidded across the highway and the front of his car struck the left front of the truck. CROSS received no injuries. CORN had a slight injury to the left elbow.

Driver Loses Control On Ice; Hits Bridge
A one-car accident caused by slippery roads occurred shortly before noon on Wednesday. Minor injuries were received by two of the three occupants of the car.  Maxine GRENARD, of Oklahoma City, was driving a 1963 Chevrolet on Beck drive, just outside the city limits. She rounded a curve, and struck some icy and snowy spots in the road, which had been cleared up to this point. The car skidded and hit the bridge.
Mrs. GRENARD was hit over the left eye, causing a cut and a large bruise. Her stepfather, Frank MCMAHAN, of Skedee, received light cuts and bruises about the face. Carol GRENARD, the driver's daughter, was uninjured. The car was a total loss.

Rotary Elects New Officers
New officers were elected by the local Rotary Club recently. J.L POTEET will be the new president when the new Rotary year begins in July. Charles COX was elected as vice-president and Harold MARX was re-elected as secretary-treasurer. POTEET is vice-president of the club at this time and Jack PINKERTON is president. Elected to the board of directors were Jim CHEATHAM, Roy KLINE, John LAWRENCE, D. Jo FERGUSON, Klein RIDDLE and POTEET. PINKERTON automatically becomes a board member as past president.

Slips On Ice, Breaks Arm Tuesday
The freezing rain caused at least one painful personal injury in Pawnee, Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Leota CUSTER, clerk in the County Treasurer's office, slipped on the ice at her home just after work and fell on a rock. The point of impact was on the right arm at about shoulder level and the bone was broken.  She was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to the Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, via POTEET Ambulance.

Area Navy Men In Viet Nam Attack
Two county men in the United States Navy, participated in the retaliatory air strike operations, February 7, against North Viet Nam, while serving aboard separate attack aircraft carriers, operating with the U.S. Seventh Fleet, in the South China Sea.
The men are Air Controlman Second Class Henry FRYER, USN, son of Alfred H. FRYER, of Pawnee, and Radarman Third Class G.W. MILLS, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. MILLS of Jennings.
FRYER is a member of the crew of the USS Ranger and MILLS is aboard the USS Coral Sea. Navy aircraft took off from these two aircraft carriers and the USS Hancock. Of the carrier aircraft, 49 attacked Communist barracks and staging areas near Don Hoi, about 100 miles north of the border between South and North Viet Nam. Pilots reported seeing heavy fires and smoke and substantial damage to military targets in the area.

License Issued
Court Clerk Isabelle WILKINSON issued two licenses during the past week. James V. WESTON, 29, and Rose L. GATES, 29, both of Yale, were issued a license and were married by County Judge O.S. PALMER, on February 16.

Dickie Ray KIMBERLING, 19, and Shirley Frances DAVIDSON, 16, both of Canon City, Colorado, were issued a license. They were married by Judge PALMER on February 23.

Quay Youth Receives Award From Foundation (Photo)
John BALLENGER, a member of Quay High School's Future Farmers of American Chapter, was named winner of a George Washington Honor Award by Freedom Foundation,  Valley Forge, PA. BALLENGER was selected for his speech, "A Future Farmer of American Youth Challenger Communism." He won first place in the Oklahoma City State Fair in 1964 with the speech, and has presented it at various meetings and civic clubs throughout the state...

Waits In Wreck An Hour For Help
Anthony V. "Tony" WARNOCK, 19, of Oilton, was badly injured in a car accident early Monday, after he apparently went to sleep at the wheel of his car, which ran off the road into a ditch and overturned.
Tony had attempted to throw himself on the floorboard of the car when he woke suddenly and found his car out of control. After the car stopped, he pulled himself onto the seat, and discovered he was injured. He used a flashlight in the car to signal passing motorists.  The first passed by, but the second, Mr. O.R. DEWITT, stopped and then went to phone the Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred approximately at 2:00 a.m., the boy told the ambulance driver, and the Highway Patrol received DEWITT's phone call at 3:17 a.m. He was examined at the Osteopathic Hospital here, and it was determined that his condition was serious. He has a fractured back. A bone in the lower part of his spine was crushed in the accident. The pressure from this injury caused partial paralysis of his leg. He was transferred to the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa about 5 p.m. Monday, where he will be treated by a bone specialist.
Tony is the son of Rev. and Mrs. James WARNOCK of Oilton. The WARNOCK's recently moved from Masham, where Rev. WARNOCK served the Masham Baptist Church.  Tony graduated from Pawnee High School in 1963.
The accident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Monday, on SH 18, 9 miles south of the SH-US 64 junction east of Pawnee, or 4 miles south of Lone Chimney.  Investigating officers said the automobile appeared to be a total loss. Young Warnock's accident was the first personal injury accident in the county in 1965.

Jo Esta STEWART Is Finalist in Merit Scholarship Test
Jo Esta STEWART, PHS senior, received a certificate of merit after completing the semi-final examination of the National Merit Scholarship qualification test.  She is now eligible as a finalist in the scholarship program. This is quite an honor for the Pawnee schools, since top seniors throughout the nation take the examination, yet only 1/2 of one percent of all secondary school seniors in the nation score high enough to be semi-finalists. Winners of the National Merit Scholarships, which are very valuable financial, will be announced in April.
Recently, Jo Esta was the recipient of the President's Award Scholarship from Oklahoma State University, on the basis of her score on the NMSQT. This scholarship is offered only to those students who have shown superior academic ability. Jo Esta is the daughter of Mrs. Leroy STEWART.

Indian News - by Elinor FIELDS

A wedding shower was given for Jennie Lou HORSECHIEF, now Mrs. Francis EAGLECHIEF, on Saturday, February 20, at the community house. She received many nice gifts. A pink and white wedding cake and ice cream were served to the guests by Mrs. Esther GENTRY. Those attending were: Eva CUMMINGS, Kate ENOS, Geneva  SUNEAGLE, Manuella ECHOHAWK, Eleanor HORSECHIEF, Janice HORSECHIEF, Ginger LITTLESUN, Wanda KANUHO, Esther GENTRY and the honoree. Those sending gifts were: Vivian ARCHAMBAULT, Louise HUBBARD, Effie OSBORNE, Maxine WICHITA, Ruth TONEMAH,. Adeline GRANT, Dena LITTLESUN, Elizabeth GOODCHIEF and Justine RICE.
Mrs. Lou JOSE and Mrs. Vivian ARCHAMBAULT accompanied Reverend and Mrs. WASHINGTON, and a group of Chilocco students to Caldwell, Kansas, Sunday evening. The students were invited to a church dinner and to participate in a program at the Christian Church.  Miss Irena JOSE did the Lord's prayer in Indian sign language. Irena also took the part of Sylvia, in a school valentine program.

Lawrence GOODFOX, Sr., returned home last week after spending some time visiting with his daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond GARCIA and family, in Houston, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil ROUWALK of Hominy, were in Pawnee visiting last Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennie TOAHTY and daughters, of Walters, were in Pawnee visiting last Friday all day.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter PARTON of Lawton, and Herman PARTON, who is attending college at Edmond, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Tom CLARK over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie GOODEAGLE and son, of Cushing, visited with his mother, Mrs. Lenora GOODEAGLE, on Monday of this week.

Juanita ECHO of Littleton, Colorado, was a weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Basil CHAPMAN and family, enroute to visit her grandfather, Walter KEYS. Walter KEYS, who has been a patient in the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, was flown to the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee, and is doing nicely. He wants his friends to come over and visit him, and he also wishes to thank all of you who sent him cards. He thanks all of you for your prayers.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth MURIE and son of Denver, Colorado, are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stacy MATTHEWS, at this time. Kenneth finished his course at Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat MURPHREE and family of Manchester, Tennessee, are visiting with her father, Lawrence GOODFOX, Sr., and her brothers and sisters, at this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilford LEWIS with Mrs. Tom Y. JOE and daughter; also Rita LEWIS are visiting in Texas and old Mexico at this time.

Justine LEVIER, local painter, made a fast trip to Littleton, Colorado, last week.

Oak Grove News - By Lina BANNING

Thursday afternoon, February 11, the Oak Grove Club, met at the home of Mrs. Vera MAHAN, with Nettie GOINGS as co-hostess. Due to the bad weather and roads, only a few were present. The meeting was opened by President, Vera MAHAN. Mrs. GOINGS read scripture.  
Mrs. Faye BRIEN and Mrs. Gertrude MOON received silent sister gifts. Bingo was played for entertainment, with prizes going to Gertrude MOON, Jimmie NICEWANDER and Lula GILLILAND. The group with meet in March with Ruth VENABLE and Jimmie NICEWANDER, at the home of Mrs. VENABLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer BACON visited in Chandler Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Leo MALEON. While there, they saw Mr. and Mrs. Lester TRINKLE.

Mrs. A.G. GOING and Mrs. Lola GOING spent Saturday in Ponca City and Lamont, visiting relatives.

Get well wishes are sent to Homer BACON, who is in the hospital at Pawnee. Little Van NICEWANDER has been quite ill. We hope this finds him feeling better. We were so sorry to hear about Tony WARNOCK being in a car accident. Bill WEBB is to take his father, George, back to Oklahoma City for a check-up Tuesday.  George had his eyes operated on several weeks ago.  There seems to be quite a bit of sickness in the community. Frank VENABLE is recovering satisfactorily from the operation, and is up and around now.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bob CAVETT on the birth of their son.

Olive Hill News - By Julia MARLOW

The three way Heart, Red Cross and Cancer Drive is underway in this area. Mrs. Dell CROCKER, Mrs. Wm. A. MARLAND, Mr. F.O. PRICE and Julia MARLOW, County Heart Chairman, will canvass the various homes.

Joanie CROCKER is now on the nursing staff of St. Anthony's hospital.

Mrs. Gene MASON and daughter, Marlena, of Boulder City, Nevada, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Lena MARLOW and Aunt Julia MARLOW, as well as the Wm. A. MARLOW's and other relatives in Stillwater and Tulsa.

Sgt. Victor L. MARLOW, who just returned from a 3-year tour of duty with the airforce in Japan, accompanied his sister, Mrs. MARLOW here, and will spend some time in this area. His wife, Patricia, remained on the west coast to visit relatives and will come here at a later date.

Jennings News - By Mrs. V.Y. SMITH

Mr. and Mrs. Charley BURKETT, Oilton, visited Saturday with Mrs. Otto RAMEY.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy FLOYD, Stillwater, visited Sunday with his grandmother, Mrs. Jane FLOYD.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles FINLEY have moved to Tulsa, to make their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald CHADWICK, Tulsa, visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. J.H. WADLOW.

Mrs. A.R. GARRETT, Pendleton, Kentucky, Mrs. Roger SWINNEY, La Grange, Kentucky, left Friday night for their homes after spending a week with their brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. V.Y. SMITH.

Mrs. Arthur JONES is visiting in Altus with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph JONES.

Masham News - By Mrs. Helen MCALISTER

Tony WARNOCK, son of Rev. and Mrs. James WARNOCK, of Oilton, was injured over the weekend in a wreck, in the Lone Chimney vicinity. Rev. WARNOCK has recently moved from Masham to Oilton. Tony, we wish you a speedy recovery.

Mrs. Clayton WOODS, former Delcie BRUNS of Pawnee, passed away at Siloam Springs, Arkansas Sunday. Mrs. WOODS was a former Pawnee teacher.

Mr. and Mrs. M.A. BISHOP visited in Tulsa Wednesday, with Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie RIDGEWAY.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert BRIEN, of Bramon, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. BRIEN.

Hallett News - By Mrs. John BEJCEK

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30, in the Christian Church for Mr. Oran (Pete) MARPLE, age 77, who passed away Saturday morning in the Municipal hospital at Pawnee. Those left to mourn his death are one brother, Clay MARPLE, Corning, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Inez ... He was buried in the Bethany cemetery at Hallett. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, who have had so much sorrow in the past three weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Babe ALEXANDER and daughters of Yakima, Washington, are here visiting with Clarence ALEXANDER and Wood and other relatives.

G.B. SULLIVAN and J.M. PASSMORE are on the sick list.  We wish them both a speedy recovery.

Skedee News - By Karen GARDNER

Jess NEWPORT, Mr. and Mrs. Howard LONG and son of Perry, were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne KITCHEN, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dilbert JONES, Mrs. Zane PECKENPAUGH and family, both of Ponca City, helped Mrs. John HARRIS celebrate her birthday with a dinner, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer POTTER of Cleveland, were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed POTTER, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bailey HICKSON were weekend guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed POTTER, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin LOUGHBOUGH and family, of Cushing, were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy WALTERS, for the weekend.

Buena Vista News - By Mrs. J.L. PORTER

We are sorry to hear of Archie OSBORN being in the hospital in Pawnee, having fallen from a building while roofing, and broke his shoulder.

Okley PORTER was surprised on his birthday. Those who came out Wednesday night and had ice cream and cake with him were Mr. and Mrs. Marion HAMBY and Mr. and Mrs. Loyd BURKDOLL.

Mr. and Mrs. Marion JOHNSON and daughter, Linda, of Tulsa, visited over the weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. W.M. COLCLAZIER and Mrs. Geo. JOHNSTON, in Pawnee.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. PORTER and Okley visited Saturday, near Stillwater, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. PORTER and family. Mr. and Mrs. J.L. PORTER and Okley were in Jennings Tuesday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil BURK. They all went to Cleveland in the evening. Okley PORTER helped his brother, Ted, drill fertilizer into wheat and alfalfa this week.

Glencoe News - By Mrs. Frank SHELL

A remodeling job is underway on the post office at Glencoe. Merle STOKES, Kenneth SHELL and Kenneth STOKES are doing the work.

The Floral Valley Club met Wednesday with an all day meeting at the home of Mrs. Merle STOKES. There were twenty-one present for lunch.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton CUMMINS and daughters of Tulsa, spent Sunday with Mrs. Alma CUMMINS.

Cherlynn CREAGER spent Friday with her aunt, Mrs. Frank SHELL.

Charles DEWITT is convalescing in a Pawnee hospital.  Mrs. Winnie LAZENBY is also a patient there. Mrs. John RATHBURN consulted a doctor in Tulsa last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester KEIRNS and Debbie moved into their new farm home Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Millard NEWTON, of Perry, visited Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Minnie FOCHT.

Quay News - By Mrs. Ernest FRICK

Photo - Rosie HENAGER, Basketball Queen - a Senior at Quay High School was crowned by Johnnie Lee PORTER, also a senior at Quay. Rosie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy HENAGER, Maramec, and Johnnie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles PORTER Jr. of Quay.

George DORL is a patient in Hillcrest Hospital at Tulsa, at last reports he was much better and they have stopped the hemorrhage of the nose.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl RIST were guests in the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth DENNIS and family of Yale, last Sunday.

Blackburn News - Mrs. Fred UPSHAW

Cal MILAM of Tulsa, passed away Monday morning. He was the father of Mrs. Bud "Dorothy" SPERRY, and a former resident of the Blackburn area.

A correction in last weeks items. I had a death of Mrs. CHAMBERS, should have read Mrs. HAMPTON of the Osage County, in Middle Enterprise Community, had passed away in the Hominy City hospital on Saturday.

Mrs. Ella CAUGHLIN of Oklahoma City, has been a patient in Mercy Hospital since Thursday of last week. On Friday she underwent surgery. Her grandson, Jerry was with her. Sunday afternoon, Ella's daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bernard CAUGHLIN, tells me she is getting along as well as can be expected at this time. Mrs. CAUGHLIN lived in the East Bend Community for many years.

Lem UPSHAW was taken to the Municipal hospital on Thursday. He is much better this Sunday afternoon.

James YINGLING was taken to the Osteopathic Hospital in Pawnee with pneumonia one day this week, and he is much improved at this time.

Mrs. Oscar BERG was transferred to the Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa. On Wednesday, she underwent surgery for her broken hip.

Jim CRAMER is in the Municipal Hospital, since he suffered a heart attack Monday. He was walking across Bert BROWN's pasture, checking on cedar trees to make posts. One of his son-in-laws was with him and went to home of Mr. and Mrs. BROWN, who took him to the hospital.

Ted OSBORN's brother is in the hospital with a broken shoulder he suffered when he fell from a house top while working. He had put a small ladder on a brace on the roof, it was decayed, and when it broke the ladder and Mr. OSBORN fell to the ground.

Mrs. Bill ROWDEN, the former Mattie Ann SCHIEHING, of Paul's Valley, came Wednesday to visit her parents, John and Nendee SCHIEHING. On Saturday, their other daughter, Mrs. Jim HAJEK and Sandra, of Renfrow, came to spend the night. On Sunday they honored Mattie Ann with a birthday dinner. Other's spending Sunday with them were Mr. and Mrs. Wes SPEARS, Mr. and Mrs. A. FRYER and Mr. and Mrs. Emerson ROWDEN of Sand Springs.

On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Joe HIGGINS, with a well-filled basket of good food and a delicious cake drove to Pawhuska. As they drove through Wynona they stopped for Lowe's brother and wife, John and Cora RUTHERFORD, and all were guests of Mr. and Mr. George SHOOK. Mrs. SHOOK is Lowe's and John's sister and it was her 70th birthday anniversary.

Mary HAMMER and Mrs. Fred UPSHAW drove to Tulsa on Tuesday. Mary spent the night with her sister, Anna GUTHRIDGE, and I with my sister, Minnie MANDERSHEID.

On Tuesday, Minnie received a package of pictures, taken at the South Pole, Deep Freeze, by her navy son, Harold HEMPHILL, who has spent the past three winters, October to the first of March at the South Pole. Two of the photos were mountain ranges, and because of some outstanding work Harold did, one of these mountains is named for him. It is called Mt. HEMPHILL. Harold will arrive back in the states on  March 3. His family, Margie and 5 sons live in Rhode Island.

Mr. and Mrs. E.B. "Shorty" HAMRICK, Donna and Steve, of Smyrna, Tenn., arrived Sunday morning for a few days visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flint HAMRICK.

The community sends warmest congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Mark MOORE of Tulsa. They were married Saturday evening at 7:00 in the Church of Christ Church in Pawnee. They will make their home in Tulsa, where both are employed.

Westpoint - Brockman News - By Mrs. V.W. STROME

The announcement has been made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Sandra GOULD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. KEEVER, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Virgil Lee GOULD, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen GOULD of this community and Cushing. The wedding will be an event of March 6th at 4:00 at the Downtown South Side Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. A reception will be held following the ceremony at the Highland Terrace Gardens. Miss GOULD is a graduate of Butler High School of Huntsville, where she was elected Miss Butler High, selected as football queen her senior year, and served as cheerleader for three years. Miss GOULD is presently a senior student at the University Hospital School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama, where she will graduate in September as a registered nurse. Mr. GOULD is a graduate of Cushing High School and Oklahoma State University, where he received a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management...It is one of those things, that the young couple both have the same name; yet, are not related. The GOULD family farm borders the STROME farm on the north.

Gerald W. CULLERS is a medical patient in the Cushing Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. V.W. STROME received word that their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lloyd STROME, of Iowa Park, Texas, is in the hospital undergoing a number of tests.

Watchorn News - By W. WHITLOW

Mrs. Gene RIPLEY underwent surgery in the Stillwater Hospital last week.

Mrs. Harold LAIRD and Mrs. Paul DENNEY attended the council meeting in Pawnee last week. Mrs. Harold LAIRD left recently for LaSalle, Illinois, to be with Mr. LAIRD while he is ill.

Mrs. Clarence TAULMAN and Gary, Mrs. Paul DENNY and Randy went to Ponca City Monday on business.

Misc. Local News:

Don JOHNSON, manager of the Pawnee Chamber of Commerce, attended the winter meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Chamber Executives in Stillwater, on February 19.

 Mrs. R.W. ALRIDGE of Yukon, was a weekend guest of Mr.and Mrs. C.M. BURKDOLL. She also visited with her mother, Mrs. May HOWE and Miss Mildred GRUBB.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph CALDWELL spent Sunday in Oklahoma City where they visited their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don MOSIER.

Mrs. Faye VOORHEISS of Oklahoma City, is here visiting her mother, Mrs. Bertha ISSACS, who is a patient in the Municipal Hospital.

Mrs. Bill NEWPORT, and daughter, Lisa, of Tulsa, visited over the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Klein RIDDLE and with Gail EDWARDS.

Mrs. Frank HOOPER and children, of Sand Springs, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jo O. FERGUSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray YAGHER observed their 25th wedding anniversary by spending the weekend in Tulsa, with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan MCINTOSH. Ray Jr. accompanied them to Tulsa. While there, they attended the St. Paul-Tulsa hockey game and the matinee of "Gold Finger."

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie CROCKER have as their house guests, her mother, Mrs. Ralph JOHNSON, Duluth, Minn., and Mrs. William MATTSON of Auora, Minn.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert FRYER of Pryor, and son, Sidney of O.S.U., visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alfred FRYER.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred TIDEMAN of near Temple, Texas, visited last week in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM.

Mr. and Mrs. Tim WALKER returned home Sunday evening from Amarillo, Texas, where they visited over the weekend with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard KLINE, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill VARNER, Sheryl and Mike of Oklahoma City, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl GAMBILL. Sunday afternoon visitors were Merle HADLEY and son, Dale and wife and family of Stillwater.

Weekend guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis PORTER were Mr. and Mrs. Harry PORTER and Mike of Wichita, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter AVANTS and daughters of Ponca City.

Ralston News by Mrs. Clarence KENNEDY

The First Baptist Church at Ralston was the setting Saturday evening, February 13, for the wedding of Miss Janis Arlene BROWN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. BROWN of Ralston, to Jerry Scott WELKER, of Fairfax.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark WELKER of Alamogordo, New Mexico....(photo)

Douglas KENNEDY was guest of honor at a party given by his mother, Mrs. Clarence KENNEDY, February 16, for his 5th birthday...

Jess DAVIS was taken to the hospital last Thursday with pneumonia, but reported as doing some better Monday.

Ray GIBSON was pretty sick with pneumonia when they took him to Pawnee to the hospital Saturday, but Clara said he was much better Tuesday.

Ralph WILSON underwent surgery last Monday evening in the Pawnee Osteopathic hospital, and I understand he is getting along fine.

Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Mary CLARK, whose brother, Riley DRAKE was found dead in his home in Pawnee Monday. He was about 65.

Emory SITTERLY and his mother, Mrs. Anna SITTERLY of Fairfax, were called to Pampa, Texas, Sunday due to the serious illness of their brother and son, Claude SITTERLY. He had pneumonia and then suffered a heart attack. Emory was to come home Tuesday, but his mother stayed for awhile.

Tommy HURT and friend, Jim KELLY, who are stationed at the Naval Air Station, Memphis, TN, spent the weekend with Tommy's folks, Rev. and Mrs. Walter HURT.

As this is my last week as your Ralston correspondent, I want to give a special thanks to Dan JENNINGS and Dr. RATLIFF for taking my correspondence to Pawnee for so many years. Irvaline KENNEDY.

Local News:

Mrs. Margaret SMITH and Mrs. Charles COX were in Oklahoma City, Sunday, where they attended the joint meeting of the Oklahoma State Florida Association and the FTDA at the Sheraton hotel.

Nell WALKER, Pawnee, and Mr. and Mrs. M.E. WAY and Margaret BERRY, Pawnee, were callers in the Lena MARLOW home during the week. Mrs. MARLOW has been ill several days, but is reported much improved.

Here for the weekend to visit their parents, the William A. MARLOW's, and John and Barbara, were JEAN MARLOW, O.U., Anny and Don HASTINGS, O.S.U., and a niece, Jane PRICE, also O.S.U.

Sharon NEET, an airline hostess stationed in New York, flew into Oklahoma City during the week and called her parents, the Claude NEET's. Sharon, with a group of friends, will leave next week via air for a 10-day vacation in the Scandavian countries.

Delleen CROCKER, who is on the teaching staff of the Oklahoma City schools, visited her parents the past weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen MAGGERT and Jo Lynn visited their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Bill PRICE, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Doat BIRD and family spent the weekend in Haworth visiting her parents.

Mrs. Dell CROCKER has returned from Tucson, Arizona, where she visited her son, Bill and grandchildren, Guinn and Gregg.

Mrs. Rose SALA is still in a Drumright hospital. She is reported to be much improved.

Dr. and Mrs. F.P. STAFF attended the funeral of Mr. H.K. ANDREWS, in Stratford Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee ROGERS returned from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Wednesday, from attending the funeral services of her sister, Mrs. Clayton WOOD.

SANFORD Praised On Phase-down of Ft. Chaffee...Complimenting Mayor General Teddy H. SANFORD, commanding general of Chaffee and native of Pawnee for the excellent execution of the inactivitization....

Births:

Son, born 2-20-65, 8 lb. 2 oz. to Mr. and Mrs. George CORNELL, Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Son, born 2-22-65, 7 lbs. 9 oz. to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert VANMETER, Ponca City, Oklahoma.

2-22-65 - Wt. 8 lbs. 4 ozs. son, Robert Dale to Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. CAVETT, Pawnee.

Baby daughter, Donna Michele to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry WILLARD, February 17, 1965 weight 7 lbs. 6 oz.

Photo - Four young women escaped death and were not even injured seriously when the car in which they were riding about 4 a.m. Saturday, skidded out of control over 400 feet before striking a culvert broadside and flipped 20 feet through the air, landing on its top.  Highway Patrolman, Ken SOUTHARD, said the driver, Jeannie K. BROWN, 22, apparently went to sleep as the car entered the south edge of Glencoe on SH 108. It traveled down the roadway 282 feet out of control and 129 feet down the shoulder and into a bar ditch before striking the culvert. Also in the car were Ella LEADINGFOX, 22, Adeline GRANT, 22, and Jeane GREGORY, 20. The quartet apparently escaped with only minor bruises, although the driver was kept overnight at the Pawnee Indian Hospital, for the study of a leg injury.

Photo - The Pawnee Church of Christ was the setting for the exchanging of marital vows by Miss Jan JONES and Mr. Mark MOORE, of Tulsa, Saturday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex JONES of Pawnee. Mr. and Mrs. Richard MOORE of Rt. 2, Pawnee, are parents of the groom...

Legal Notices:

In the County Court of Pawnee County, Oklahoma in the Matter of the Judicial Determination of the Death of Nellie L. SWEARINGEN, Joint Tenant, No. 3611............

In the District Court...Walter E. HEISLER, Plaintiff, vs. the unknown heirs, executors...if any, immediate and remote, of Paul EVINGER, deceased....No. 11268....

...David J. BEAVER, Jessie L. BEAVER and Ruby I. JOHNSTON, as defendants, have been sued by Irene BEAVER MCCOLLUM and Irene BEAVER MCCOLLUM, as guardian of David Ed BEAVER, an infant under the age of 13 years, as plaintiffs, in Case No. 11263...

Card of Thanks - I want to thank all my friends, relatives and everyone who sent flowers, cards and gifts to me while I was a patient at St. John's hospital for eye surgery. Your concern was appreciated and may God bless each and everyone. Thanks a lot. Mrs. H. E. JONES

Card of Thanks - I want to thank Dr. RATLIFF, Municipal Hospital and the Nursing Center, for their thoughtfulness and service given my father during his recent illness. Stella LEFORTE.

Thank you card - I would like to thank those who sent me cards and visited me while I was a patient in the Pawnee Municipal Hospital. Also my thanks to Dr. RATLIFF and the hospital staff for their kindness. Mrs. Hale BROWN.

Mrs. Mary FUGATE Hosts B.A.P. Club, Thursday
Mrs. Mary FUGATE was hostess when the B.A.P. club met Thursday evening in her home. A dessert course was served to Mrs. Lee BROWN, Mrs. Effie BISHOP, Mrs. Ted CROCKER, Mrs. Leota CUSTER, Mrs. Stanley DOUGAN, Mrs. Nora HARSHBARGER, Mrs. Effie JONES, Mrs. Ruth KIMBERLIN, Miss Elsie PLUMLEE, Mrs. Otto SHUPE, Mrs. Laura STAPLETON, Mrs. Bessie WHITLOW, Mrs. Marguerite WILKERSON and Mrs. Jack WELKER. The next regular meeting will be March 11, in the home of Mrs. Harry WHITLOW.

Prairie View Club Met with Mrs. H. DALLAS
The Prairie View H.D. Club met in the home of Mrs. Henry DALLAS for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was conducted by Mrs. W.H. PASLEY. Election of officers was held. Mrs. Spence BROOKS was elected vice-president, Mrs. PLATZ and Mrs. REYNARD, Flower Committee, and Mrs. Sue BERGE, devotional leader.

Past Matron Club Met with Mrs. E. HEIMAN
The Past Matrons Club met in the home of Mrs. Ed HEIMAN, February 16. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Ernest ANDERSON, Mrs. W.B. PAPPAN and Mrs. Carl UHL.  Refreshments of cherry pie and coffee were served to Mrs. George DAVIS, Mrs. G.W. GATWOOD, Miss Mildred GRUBB, Mrs. HEIMAN, Mrs. Ernest KELLY, Mrs. Leonard KLINE, Mrs. G.C. LEONARD, Mrs. Hazel LYNCH,. Mrs. Oral MANNING, Mrs. Laura OSBORN, Mrs. D.D. OSBORN, Mrs. PAPPAN, Mrs. Cecil PERRY, Mrs. Otis PORTER, Mrs. J.L. POTEET, Sr., Mrs. A.L. PRIVETT, Mrs. Otto SHUPE, Mrs. UHL and Mrs. Howard MUCK. Mrs. Art MULLENNAX became a member of the club.

Esther Circle Has Monthly Meeting
Esther Circle of the Methodist W.S.C.S. met Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Joseph DULANY. Mrs. A.L. PRIVETT was in charge of the afternoon program. Following the business meeting presided over by Mrs. Raymond FRANKLIN, refreshments were served to Mrs. Allen LANCASTER, Mrs. Ralph DECKER, Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM, Mrs. Hazel RAYMOND, Mrs. R.G. BERRY, Mrs. PRIVETT, Mrs. FRANKLIN, Mrs. Charlie MILLER, and Miss Margaret BERRY.

Coterie Pitch Club
The Coterie pitch club met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie FISCHER Tuesday evening, February 23. Guests for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond WILSON.  Members present were Mr. and Mrs. Oma PRICE, Mr. and Mrs. Lee PALMER, Mr. and Mrs. Tony THOMAS, Mrs. A.L. PRIVETT and Mrs. Otto SHUPE.

Residence To Sell - Former HARSHBARGER Residence -Lots 28 & 29, Block 14, Original Town of Lemert, now Skedee, Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Will be sold at partition sale: Tuesday, March 2, 1965. Robert J. SCOTT, Attorney.


August 24, 1967 - Pawnee Chief

Marriages: Court Clerk Isabelle Wilkinson issued one marriage license - August 18, 1967 to: Melvin Roy NEGELEIN, 19, Pawnee; and Sherry Linn CROSIER, 18, Cleveland.

Ida BARNES LILES Rites Tomorrow
Word was received in Pawnee, Wednesday, of the passing of Ida Barnes Liles, 48, at Osceola, Missouri.
Servives will be held there at 2:00 p.m. today and graveside services will be held here at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery with the Poteet Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by great-niece, Rita BUFORD - rbcats@yahoo.com

Ralph ALLEN, 62, Services Pending
Services are pending for Ralph Weeks Allen, 62, Pawnee Indian actor-entertainer, who died in New York City on Monday, August 21.
The above photo was taken during the New York Worlds Fair, where he met Virgil HARRINGTON, left, Muskogee area director of BIA, and J.L. POTEET, right, Pawnee, on Oklahoma Day at the fair.
The talented Pawnee has appeared on TV, the stage, and in movies and was named the American Indian of the Year a few years ago. He made his home in New York City.
Services will be held tomorrow, Friday afternoon, with the Poteet Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Brother Dies In Texas
Funeral services were held in San Angelo, Texas on August 15 for Perry S. JOHNSON, 68, brother of Mrs. Viola GILLOCK and Mrs. Harry RAYMOND, both of Pawnee.
Born in Yale, Oklahoma, he had lived in San Angelo for the past 6 years and was a retired oil driller. He married Eleanor Janet GORDON in 1934 and she survives as do 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Also surviving besides the 2 local sisters is another sister, Mrs. C.B. WILLIAME of Brooks, Indiana, and 4 grandchildren.

New Pharmacist at PHS Hospital
The Public Health Service, Pawnee Indian Hospital, now has the services of a full time pharmacist who went to work on August 17, 1967.
He is Richard J. KOWALSKY of Hartfort, Connecticut. His wife, Louise, is from Windsor, Connecticut.
The new pharmacist has his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and interned in the VA Hospital at West Haven, Connecticut.


August 31, 1967 - Pawnee Chief

Ida BARNES LILES Graveside Rites Here Friday
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. in Osceola, Missouri, for Ida E. Barnes Liles, 48, who passed away at the Osceola Medical Hospital on August 22.
The daughter of John S. and Orbie M. Barnes, she was born in Pawnee on May 8, 1919 and attended schools here. She married Andrew Liles on November 11, 1948, and they moved to Missouri, where she had lived until the time of her passing.
Survivors include her husband, Andy, of the home; 3 sisters and 3 brothers: Gertie Barnes, Pawnee; Zada WALKER of Oklahoma City; Bertha PRINCE of Twin Falls, Idaho; Bennie and George Barnes of Oklahoma City; Barney and Hubert Barnes of Kingman, Kansas, and Lee Barnes of Pawnee.
Graveside rites were held prior to interment in Highland Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, with the Rev. Jack Owens officiating.
Submitted by Rita F. BUFORD, great-niece - rbcats@yahoo.com

Card of Thanks - LILES and BARNES Family
We wish to thank everyone who helped us through the loss of our wife, sister and aunt, Ida LILES. To the neighbor ladies who served food, to those who sent flowers, the pallbearers and to Rev. Jack Owens, for his prayers and kind words and to the Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, Missouri. God Bless and watch over each one. Andy LILES and the BARNES Family.

Card of Thanks - MARLOW Family
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the concern and many kindnesses shown by our friends during our bereavement. The family of W/O John P. Marlow

Card of Thanks - MILLER - DAWES - WAYMAN
We are sincerely grateful to the doctors and staff at the Municipal Hospital and all those who showed loving kindness during the illness and passing of our dear mother. Words cannot express our thanks to the Poteet Funeral Home, to those who sent flowers, cards and the abundance of food, the prayers and sympathy shown in the loss of our mother.

Pawnee Locals:

Capt. Jean E. MARLOW and her sister, Mrs. Donald HASTINGS and Mr. Hastings, who have been with their parents Mr. and Mrs. W.A. MARLOW, the past two weeks after receiving word of the death of their brother W/O John Paul Marlow, have returned to their homes.
Capt. Marlow was taken to Tulsa Sunday by her aunt, Julia Marlow, and sister, Barbara, where she took a plane to Fort Carson, Colorado. The Hasting's, who are on the high school faculty of Claflin Schools in Kansas, left Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph CALDWELL spent Sunday in Oklahoma City visiting their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don MOSIER.


Click here for the Pawnee Chief 1968 issues.


October 30, 1970 - Pawnee Chief Newspaper

Ella WINGO, 80 Services Held in Maramec, Saturday
Pioneer Maramec area resident, Mrs. Ella B. Wingo, 80, passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, September 23, and services were held there on Saturday afternoon.
Born July 2, 1890 in Ramona, Indian Territory, she had been a Maramec resident for 60 years. She married George E. Wingo on January 12, 1910 in Pawnee and he passed away on October 17, 1967.
Survivors include a son and daughter, Don Wingo of Maramec and Mrs. Ruby BOYD of Glencoe, plus a grandson, 2 great grandchildren, 2 step grandsons and a step granddaughter and some newphews and nieces.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Maramec, where she was a member, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, with the Rev. Harold Norris officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery near Maramec, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Submitted by great-niece, Rita BUFORD - rbcats@yahoo.com


May 20, 1971 - The Pawnee CHIEF - Page 1

Bertha PRINCE Services Held Here Wednesday
Mrs. Bertha Mae Prince, 66, passed away in Pawnee on Sunday, May 16, and services were held Wednesday, May 19.
Born November 11, 1904 in Pawnee, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Orbie BARNES. On August 1, 1933 she married Arthur Prince at Des Moines, Iowa. They moved to Twin Falls, Idaho from Pawnee in November of that year. Arthur passed away in March of 1958. She returned to Pawnee in November of 1970 to make her ome with her daughter, Mrs. Robert LEFORCE, north of town.
Other survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Clinton JENSEN of Keyburn, Idaho and 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 5 brothers: Gertie Barnes and Lee Barnes, both of Pawnee; Mrs. Zada WALKER, Sr., George Barnes and Bennie Barnes, al of Oklahoma City; plus Barney and Hubert Barnes, both of Kingman, Kansas.
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jim WARNOCK of the Masham Baptist Church. Interment was in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Great-niece, Rita BUFORD rbcats@yahoo.com

Mrs. J. COLEMAN Services Held at Prague Wednesday
Funeral services were held in Prague Wednesday afternoon, May 19, for Virginia Lee (Mrs. Jack) Coleman, age 47, who passed away in Tulsa, Monday.
It is understood that her death was attributed to spinal meningitis, following 2 spider bites.
The Colemans were residents of Pawnee in the early 1950's while he was a SouthWestern Bell telephone maintenance man here. They were transferred to Blackkwell, then he was promoted to a position in Tulsa, where they lived at the time of her death. They had often considered Pawnee as their home.
Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter ...


May 27, 1971 - The Pawnee CHIEF

Card of Thanks
Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Staff and the entire staff of the Municipal Hospital for the wonderful care given during the illness and passing of our mother and sister, Bertha PRINCE. To Rev. Jim WARNOCK for his comforting words and prayers, to Poteets for the service and many ways they helped. To pallbearers and those who sent cards and flowers and to all the neighbor ladies who prepared dinner. We are forever grateful. God Bless each and every one. Mrs. Robert LEFORCE, Mrs. Clinton JENSEN and family, BARNES family.
Submitted by great-niece: Rita BUFORD rbcats@yahoo.com

Thank You
I would like to express my thanks to the eighth grade mothers who helped with the decorations, food and entertainment for the successful eight grade party. Eleanor TAULMAN

Mrs. WHEATLEY Hosts Past Noble Grands
The Past Noble Grand Club met in the home of Mrs. Alta Wheatley with Mrs. Evelyn SMITH as co-hostess.
Mrs. Carl WILLS presided over the business session. New officers were elected. Mrs. W.L. HUMPHREYS was elected president; Mrs. J.O. SULLINS, vice president; and Mrs. Wheatley, secretary.
Refreshments of angelfood cake and ice cream were served to Mrs. Stanley Dougan, Mrs. P.A. FLETCHER, Mrs. Ed HEIMAN, Mrs. Effie Jones, Mrs. Cecil KELLEY, Mrs. Bill MCCALL, Mrs. W.W. ROSE, Mrs. Evelyn SMITH, Mrs. A.M. STONEBURNER, Mrs. Carl UHL and Mrs. WHEATLEY.
Rook was the diversion of the evening, with Mrs. WILLIS winning high, Mrs. DOUGAN low, and Mrs. MCCALL, the traveling prize.

CWF May Breakfast and Book Review
The CWF May breakfast and book review was held in the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church Wednesday, May 19. Hostesses were: Mrs. Elvin BRYANT, Mrs. L. PALMER, Mrs. P.R. RIEMER, Mrs. Oma PRICE, Mrs. Jack CROCKER, Mrs. Brian SMITH, Mrs. Jack BUTERBAUGH, Mrs. Merle MENTZER, Mrs. Thurman HURST and Mrs. E. DECKER. The invocation was given by Mrs. Jim ALLEMBAUGH. Miss Josephine CROSSFIELD, of Ponca City, presented the review "Close Your Eyes When Praying." Attending were 14 guests and two members.

U.T.D. Annual Party Held in KLINE Home
The U.T.D. study club held their annual party in the home of Mrs. Leonard KLINE, Sr., Monday, May 24.
Angelfood cake, sherbert and coffee were served to Mrs. Francis VANDERVOORT, a guest, and members: Mrs. C.A. BARNES, Mr. J.O. FERGUSON, Miss Mildred GRUBB, Mrs. Albert JUDY, Mrs. C.R. KERR, Mrs. Ray LYNN, Mrs. L. MARX, Mrs. Brad MOSS, Mrs. C.C. MCCOLLUM, Mrs. E.R. MCNEIL, Mrs. C.K. MITCHELL, Mrs. J.A. PETER, Mrs. G.C. THOMAS, Mrs. Leroy STEWART and Mrs. George WATERS.
Rook was the diversion of the afternoon. The club adjourned for the summer, the next meeting will be in September.

Around Pawnee:

Dr. and Mrs. F.P. STAFF visited in Ponca City Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Roy WATTS, while enroute home from Manhattan, Kansas.

Sgt. Thurman BISHOP left for Viet Nam May 25th. This will be his second tour of duty, after which he plans to retire from the Air Force. Sgt. Bishop spent his leave visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bishop, other relatives and friends.


Rita Buford

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