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Stilwell Democrat-Journal, Adair Co. OK
By Wanda Elliott email@example.com
July 13, 1972
Mrs. Kate Cruse GARRETT, 89, died Monday, July 10 at her home in the Peavine Community following a long illness. Mrs. GARRETT, born May 3, 1883, in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, was the widow of John A. GARRETT, pioneer Adair County farmer who died March 6 of this year. Mr. and Mrs. GARRETT were married April 16, 1905. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Stilwell.
Survivors include: two sons, Mack and Bill GARRETT, both of Stilwell; and two daughters, Mrs. Lucille HURD, Stilwell, and Mrs. Katherine STRANGE, Tulsa. Services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Roberts Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jack STEELE, minister of the Christian Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and the Rev. William TODD, minister of the First United Methodist Church in Stilwell, officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
Mrs. William (Ruby) ETTER, 64, mother of Jim ETTER, farm-area editor of the Muskogee Phoenix, died Saturday, July 8 of injuries sustained in a traffic accident June 20.
Survivors also include her husband, one daughter, eight grandchildren, her mother, one sister and one brother. Services were held Tuesday in Muskogee. Interment was in the Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee.
Mrs. Sara Jane BYRUN, 55, a sister of Marshal SMITH of Watts, died July 4 in a Wagoner hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mrs. BYRUN, a resident of Hulbert, is also survived by three sons, a foster son, three daughters, two other brothers, two sisters and six grandchildren. Services were held Friday, July 7 in Wagoner. Interment was in the Hulbert I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
July 20, 1972
B.H. SHERLEY, 91, a retired farmer, died July 9 at the Westville Nursing Home. SHERLEY, born May 23, 1881, in Arkansas, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie SHERLEY, Stigler; five daughters, Flossie AMOS, Stigler, Velma KEETER, Stilwell, Ruth HARPER, Brea, California, Bea COLLINS, Oildale, California, and Francis SCOTT, Bakersfield, California; and three sons, Bill SHERLEY, Tulsa, Allen SHERLEY, Stilwell, and Bob SHERLEY, Westville.
Services were held Wednesday, July 12 in the Roberts Funeral Chapel in Westville with the Rev. Herman ISSACS officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
Services for Mrs. Mary FISHER, 78, were held Friday, July 7 in the Roberts Funeral Chapel in Westville. Bro. Bud LACIE officiated and interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Mrs. FISHER, born September 2, 1893 is survived by: three sons, Clifford FISHER, Washington, Lt. Cmdr. Gene FISHER, Denver, Colorado, and Dwaine FISHER, Westville; six daughters, Laura ROSS and Fern WEEKS, both of Westville, Kate REBOZZRO,San Jose, California, Irene PITTMAN, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Betty SALTENBURGER, Fairview, Missouri, and Loraine WOOD, Michigan; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Alma Louise CHARTIER ROBINSON, 57, a resident of Stilwell, died Monday in the Stilwell Municipal Hospital. Mrs. ROBINSON, born October 3, 1914, in Oklahoma, is survived by: one son, Lawrence E. ROBINSON, Ft. Worth, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. George GOODSPEED, Seattle, Washington; and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Roberts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.H. RUSSELL, Ft. Worth, officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery at Scott Daugherty Mountain near Stilwell.
George WASHINGTON, 66, a Cherokee County farmer, died Saturday, July 15 in a Tahlequah hospital. Services were held Monday morning in the Washington family home at Moodys with the Rev. Woodrow SAM of Stilwell officiating. Interment was in the Greenleaf Cemetery south of Tahlequah. WASHINGTON, born April 9, 1906, in what is now Oklahoma, was a member of the Johnson Prairie Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Callie WASHINGTON of the home; two sons, Teehee WASHINGTON, Moodys, and Charlie WASHINGTON, Tulsa; four daughters, Flora BIRDTAIL and Doris SMITH, both of Gore, Onnie GRASS, Moodys, and Viola Jean GRIMMITT, Stilwell; three brothers, Jim, Blackie and Sunday WASHINGTON and his mother, Jennie WASHINGTON, all of Tahlequah; three sisters, Bessie GRASSHOPPER and Peggy SEQUICHIE, both of Tahlequah, and Laura GRIMMITT, Park Hill; 31 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
July 27, 1972
Mrs. Edith Mae BROOKS, 45 a resident of Westville, died July 15 in the Memorial Hospital, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Mrs. BROOKS, whose husband is Doyle BROOKS of the home, was born December 6, 1926, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: two sons, Michael BROOKS, Westville and Douglas BROOKS, Delaney, Arkansas; two daughters, Joanne RICH, Junction City, Kansas, and Gloria Sue LISH, San Diego, California; one brother and three sisters.
Services were held in the Assembly of God Church in Lincoln, Arkansas. Interment was in the Westville City Cemetery.
Abraham SHANKLE, 81, a resident of Westville, died July 14 in the Memorial Hospital, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. SHANKLE is survived by his wife, Zona SHANKLE, Westville; two sons, Harold SHANKLE, Big Sand, Montana and Rollin SHANKLE, San Diego, California; two daughters, Flina GWIN, Tulsa, and Alice Marie TUCKER, Tampa, Florida; one sister, Pearl DONLEY, Noblesville, Indiana; one brother, Earl E. SHANKLE, Veneta, Oregon; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held July 17 in the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville. Interment was in the Westville City Cemetery.
Webster CRITTENDEN, a retired employee of the Kansas City Southern Railway, Died July 4, 1972, in the Stilwell Municipal Hospital at the age of 67 years, 10 months and five days. He was the son of Jack and Elsie REESE CRITTENDEN. He was married to Frances WALKINGSTICK who preceded him in death in 1932. To this union were born two sons, Bruce, deceased, and Nathan of Route 3, Stilwell; and one daughter, Sadie, wife of John TORBEY Jr. of Coplay, Pennsylvania; also a step-daughter, Melinda, wife of Raymond HUMMINGBIRD of Tulsa; and three granddaughters. He is also survived by three brothers, Carl, LaVerne and George of Stilwell; and two sisters., Leona CHRISITE and Florene DOYLE of Stilwell.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Luke, and two sisters, Nancy and Nellie.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Hart Funeral Home of Westville with the Rev. COCHRAN officiating. Interment was in the Blackwood Cemetery.
Mrs. L.D. (Jeraldine F.) WILKIE, 55 died Tuesday July 25] in Oklahoma City. Mrs. WILKIE, born June 4, 1918, in Pettigrew, Arkansas, is
survived by: her husband, Loren WILKIE of the home in Harrah; four sons,
Kenneth BROWN, Yukon, Oklahoma, Roger HUME, Stilwell, Dannie WILKIE, stationed
with the U.S. Air Force in Alaska, and Bobby WILKIE, Harrah; three daughters,
Mrs. Velma BITTNER, Manter, Kansas, Mrs. Rexine GIBSON, Ft. Riley, Kansas,
and Mrs. Virginia CASEY, Yukon; her mother, Mrs. Isabell HENDRIX; two brothers,
Earl and Earnest HENDRIX; and three sisters, Mrs. Annie HUME, Mrs. Alpha
MOTEN and Mrs. Gladys BELL.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Roberts Funeral Chapel in Stilwell.
Mrs. Georgia Ann ABBOTT, 74, of Stilwell, died Tuesday, July 18 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. ABBOTT, born December 8, 1893, in Lorena, Texas, had lived in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, before moving here six years ago. She formerly lived in Watts. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Josephine THOMAS, Route 1, Siloam Springs; one sister, Mrs. Lora FITZGERALD, California; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, July 20 in the Memorial Chapel of the Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. The Rev. Kenneth PAYNE, Decatur, Arkansas, officiated. Interment was in the Bell Cemetery near Siloam Springs.
The father of one of Gov. David HALL's top advisors was killed Friday night [July 21] in a two-car accident on S.H.82, near Cherokee Landing. The accident happened near where a group of Stilwell residents have a "camper city."
J.T. WEEDMAN, 77, of Shawnee was dead on arrival at a Tahlequah hospital with a broken neck. WEEDMAN was a passenger in a car driven by James Jasper CRISS, 77, also of Shawnee which ran a stop sign as he left Cherokee Landing State Park. He pulled into the path of a car driven by Lawrence E.D. PIPPENGER, 60, of Cushing, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
WEEDMAN was the father of J.T. WEEDMAN Jr. a close friend and advisor to HALL. The young WEEDMAN has been in the governor's staff since the beginning of the Hall administration.
Services for Columbus Alexander STEVENSON, 88, a former Adair County resident who died Sunday, July 16 in Tulsa, were held Tuesday, July 18 in the Roberts Funeral Chapel, Stilwell. Bro. Arthur ESSARY officiated, and interment was in the Bunch Cemetery.
STEVENSON, a retired carpenter, also was a former employee of the Spartan Aircraft Co. in Tulsa. He was born January 21, 1884, in Marshall, Arkansas.
Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ruby STEVENSON of the home, 2416 West Archer Place, Tulsa; two sons, Carl STEVENSON, Stilwell, and D.W. STEVENSON, Tulsa; one step son, William SUTTERFIELD, Poteau; five daughters, Mina GIRDNER, Myrtle WEATHERS and Mrs. Lester WILDER, all of Tulsa, Lillian GIRDNER, Bunch and Ruby HOWELL, Skiatook; two sisters, Mandy JONES, Leslie, Arkansas, and Rose COTTON, Heber, Arkansas; 26 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Eva Mae STEPP, 82, a resident of Stilwell, died Monday [July 24] in the Stilwell Municipal Hospital. Mrs. STEPP, born February 4, 1890, in Stilwell, is survived by: her husband, Vester (Bob) STEPP, Stilwell; and three sons, Arnel Lee STEPP and James R. STEPP, both of Dalton, Georgia, and Thomas L. STEPP, Tallahassee, Florida.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday [July 26] in the Roberts Funeral Chapel with Bro. Arthur Essary officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
Mrs. Retta ALLSUP, 79, a resident of Claremore, died unexpectedly Sunday in Claremore. Mrs. ALLSUP was the grandmother of Mrs. Larry ROBERTS of Stilwell. Services were held Wednesday [July 26] in Claremore with interment in the Claremore Cemetery.
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