- Owasso Reporter Jan 28, 1999
Thomas Charles Keener, 80, of Owasso, died Jan. 16, 1999 at the Evergreen Care
Center, Mr. Keener was born July 9, 1913 in Bartlesville to Charles A. and Mary
Arta (Godwin) Keener.
He grew up and received his education in the Bartlesville school system. He
married Lois M. Minick on May 23, 1969. He spent most of his life in the
Bartlesville and Tulsa areas. His family owned and operated Keener Electric Co.
In his younger years he worked with his father. They owned and operated farms
and ranches, always the true love of his life.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bartlesville where his
family was very active and where they have many lifelong friends.
Survivors include his wife Lois of the home; two daughters, Charlene Kaye Steele
and husband Ronnie; and Patricia Anne Hames and husband Charles, both of San
Angelo, Texas; one son Eric S. Keener of Tulsa; four grandchildren, Laura Chafin
of Angel Fire, N.M., Carl Thoruald of Arlington, Texas, Troy Murphy of Tulsa and
Travis Murphy of Bartlesville, two great- grandchildren and one nephew, Barney
Keener of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at the Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel
with Mr. Jim King Officiating. Interment followed in the Floral Haven Cemetery
in Broken Arrow. Full military rites were accorded by the Tulsa American Legion
Prescott "Scotty" Reid Tulsa
World 28 Dec 2000
REIB -- Prescott F. (Scotty), 81, of Tulsa,
passed away on December 26, 2000. He was born to Anna Marie and LeRoy L. Reib in
Franklin, PA on October 1, 1919. Scotty moved with his family to Tulsa in 1934.
He retired from Public Service Co. of Oklahoma as Manager of Internal Auditing.
Scotty graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1937 and later from Oklahoma
School of Business. In WWII he served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the U.S.S.
Admiral E.W. Eberle. Scotty was preceded in death by his parents and sister,
Patty Warner. He is survived by: his wife, Alma Jean of the home; son, Jim Reib
and wife, Diane of Owasso, OK; grandson, Scott Reib and wife, Bebe of Denton,
TX; grandson, Jeff Reib and wife, Julie of Kansas City, MO; and his great-
grandson, "Jake" Reib of Denton, TX. Scotty was a longtime member of the First
United Methodist Church and the Beacon Class. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2000, Moore's
Southlawn Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Beacon Scholarship Fund or
the Prayer-Card Ministry at the First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. Moore's
Southlawn Chapel, 663-2233.
Jeanna Kemp Tulsa
KEMP JEANNA L.- age 68, of Tulsa, died Tuesday. She was born October 10, 1930 in
Geary, IN to
Maynard and Margaret Jackson. Jeanne was a longtime Tulsa area resident, living
in Owasso much of
her life. She graduated from Central High School, Tulsa, in 1950. Jeanne was
active in Girl Scouts,
where she received an Appreciation Award and was also involved with Camp
Friendship and the Red
Cross. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church. Jeanne was a loving and
grandmother, sister and friend. Survivors include a son, Charles Frederick and
wife, Trudy Kemp of
Owasso; 2 daughters, Virginia Fowler and Rebecca and husband, Michael Jefferson
of Tulsa; 9
grandchildren, Tracy, Stephen and Michael Fowler, Rachel, Andrew, Jessica and
Christina and Charles Jefferson; 2 brothers, Maynard Harlan Jackson, Jr. of
Denver, CO and Jay Scott
Jackson of Owasso; a sister, Lorelei Jackson Hanks of Tulsa; and loving friend,
Doris Finn of Tulsa.
Memorial ser ice is scheduled for 11a.m., Friday at the First Nazarene Church,
12th and Delaware.
Moore's Eastlawn Chapel, 622-1155.
|KENDRICK-- Vivian, 66, of Springdale, died December 1, 1997 at a local nursing
center. She was
born September 15, 1931 at Stevens County, KS to Hardy B. and Louise Ritter
Webb. She had been a
Secretary for State Farm Insurance; moved to this area 10 years ago from Owasso,
OK. Her hobbies
were gardening, hiking, arts, crafts and was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Lowell and the
Christian Women's Club. Survivors include: her husband, Bob Kendrick of the
home, to whom she
was married September 11, 1951; 3 sons, Daryl Kendrick of Fayetteville, David
Piedmont, OK and Duane Kendrick of Ardmore; 1 daughter, Dawn Phillips of
Collinsville; 2 brothers,
Melvin Webb of Moscow, KS and Don Webb of San Pedro, CA; 2 sisters, Neva Murphy
of Jones, OK
and Kara Beth Gosnell of Fayetteville, AR and 7 grandchildren. Funeral service
will be Wednesday,
2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lowell with Daryl Kendrick, David Kendrick
Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to the First
Baptist Church, 409 Johnson Avenue, Lowell, AR 72745 or the Central Baptist
Church, 1301 North
Gregg, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Arrangements by Sisco Funeral Chapel of
Alice Kenny - Owasso Reporter Jan 21,
Alice Faye Kenney, local resident of the Baptist Retirement Center in Owasso
since 1983, died Jan. 8, 1999 in Tulsa at the age of 92. She was born Aug. 14,
1906 in McAlester, Indian Territory to Charles E. and Alice Palmer Kenney.
She attended elementary school in McAlester, then graduated from Okmulgee High
School. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1923 from Oklahoma Baptist
University, her master's degree in 1937 from Colorado State University, then
later attended the University of Southern California.
She taught business education in many Oklahoma cities including serving as
associate professor of business education at Northeastern State University from
1928 to 1942.
During World War II she trained WAVES for the U.S. Navy at Oklahoma A&M from
1942 to 1945. She supervised employee training at the V.A. Regional Office in
Muskogee from 1945 to 1954.
She also served as legal secretary for Judge Eugene Rice U.S> District Judge for
the Eastern District of Oklahoma. For 13 years. She had been a member of the
First Baptist Church in Owasso, the Oklahoma Retired Teacher Association, and
the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Loving family members include her nephew, Curtis E. Kenney of San Angelo, Texas;
three cousins, Robert C. Palmer of Owasso, Eugene Palmer of Corpus Christi,
Texas and Barbara Whittier of Vista, Calif.; several cousin' children and great
She was preceded in death by one brother, C. Eugene Kenney.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at the Baptist Retirement Center in Owasso.
Serving as officiating ministers were Dr. Roger Ferguson and Dr. Perry Cox.
Committal services and interment were held later at Okmulgee Cemetery.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Services of Owasso.
Burl Kight- Owasso Reporter April
Burl Warren Kight of Owasso, passed away April 8, 1999. He was born May 9, 1924
to Otis and Nellie Wood Kight in Saskwa, Okla.
He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran and was retired from American Airlines.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of the home; four sons, Steve, Richard and
Terry of Owasso, and Eddie of Charleston, W.V.; mother, Nellie Kight of Owasso;
nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harold of Owasso and
Jack of Collinsville.
Rev. Joe Goodin officiated services April 9 at Moore's Owasso Chapel. Interment
was at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.
Katherine Kinsey - Owasso Reporter
Feb. 4, 1999
Katherine Goldie Kinsey, 81 of Owasso, passed away Jan. 27, 1999. She was born
May 6, 1917 to George and Elizabeth VanMeter in Porum, Okla.
She was a retired Ranch house restaurant cook. She worked in Owasso restaurants
for many years.
Survivors include on daughter, Jean Kelley of Owasso; two sons, George of Owasso
and Earl Kinsey of Claremore; one brother Buddy VanMeter of Arizona; four
sisters, Lucille Lloyd of Schulter, Okla., Margaret Blow of Collinsville, Betty
Barton and Peggy Carson both of Owasso; 12 grandchildren and 21
Services were officiated by Rev. Larry Brinkley at Owasso Nazarene Church Jan
30. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Funeral
KORNEGAY-- John H., local Owasso resident, died Thursday, December 25, 1997
at the age of 84.
Born April 4, 1913 at Chriesman, TX. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Married the former Olive
Slaght, June 19, 1943 at San Francisco and made their home in Owasso in
1952. Founded Owasso
Realty in 1962 and was Agent for MFA Insurance (now Shelter Insurance) until
his retirement. He was
active in Owasso community formerly serving on the Owasso School Board and
Owasso Chamber of
Commerce. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was an Elder at Disciples
He was a kind, giving, loving man and will be dearly missed by his wife of
54 years, Olive Kornegay.
Family members also include: 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Janyce and Dave
Duncan, Cheryl and
Ronnie Chaloupek; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Kornegay, all of
grandchildren, Kelly Duncan and wife, Leanne, Dusty Duncan and wife, Laura,
Dallas Duncan, Darlee
and Amber Chaloupek, Chance and Chase Kornegay; 3 great-grandchildren,
Ashton Duncan, Dylan
Duncan, Austin Duncan; 1 sister, Beatrice Boedecker of Texas; many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, December 29, 1997 at the Owasso Disciples
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso. In lieu of flowers the
family requests that
memorial contributions be made to the Owasso Disciples Christian Church
Building Fund, 6526 N.
129th E. Ave., Owasso, OK 74055. Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso (918)
Harley Knecht - Tulsa World
KNECHT-- Harley P., 86, Owasso, OK, died Thursday, March 5, 1998 in an area
nursing home after
a lengthy illness. Born in Crescent, OK on August 21, 1911 to Jacob and
Elizabeth Knecht. Harley
attended Crescent Schools before moving with his parents to Enid in 1928. He
was graduated from St.
Josephs Catholic School in 1929. He graduated from Enid Business College and
courses for three years at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Knecht
Director for Family Finance Offices in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Missouri.
He retired in 1973
after 39 years of service. The company for which he worked was subsequently
purchased by Great
Western Bank in California. He married Ollie May Ray on November 23, 1935 in
Tulsa and the
couple lived in various cities due to his employment. Harley and Ollie May
moved to Oklahoma City
in 1956 and resided there until December, 1994, when they moved to Owasso,
OK to be close to
family members. A Veteran, he served in the Army and was stationed at Camp
Walters, TX. Harley
was a member of St. Eugene's Catholic Church in Oklahoma City and a member
of St. Pius X Church,
Tulsa. Survived by: 2 sisters, Mrs. Pete (Faye) Storms, Wellington, KS, Mrs.
Morgan, Perry, OK; 2 brothers, Warren J. Knecht, Enid, OK and John D. Knecht,
Owasso, OK and
many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: his wife of 61 years on
January 5, 1997; his parents
and brother, Clifford. A Scriptural Rosary Wake Service will be held at
Moore's Eastlawn Chapel at
7 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 1998. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Monday,
March 9, 1998 at
Moore's Eastlawn Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers
donations be made to St.
Pius X Church Building Fund. Moore's Eastlawn Chapel, 622-1155