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Saturday, 18 March 2017 18:06

Helen Marie Winn Fidler obituary

Helen Marie Winn Fidler was born Tuesday, October 6, 1925 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Byron and Helen (Mar) Winn. She left this earth on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Tulsa.

Helen attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Arkansas. She met the love of her life, Glenn Fidler, at the University of Arkansas, soon after Glenn returned from World War II. They were married March 22, 1947 and lived in Prairie Grove and Lincoln, Arkansas until they moved to Okmulgee in 1951.

They raised three children in Okmulgee. Helen was a loving wife and mother, an excellent cook, and was always kind and supportive. In addition to raising her children, she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, P.E.O., Bridge Club, Ladies Golf Day and the Garden Club. We will always remember her beautiful smile, which never faded, even in her last days on earth.

When Glenn retired, Helen and Glenn enjoyed traveling in their R.V. Helen especially enjoyed fishing in Estes Park and exploring in San Diego. As grandparents, Helen and Glenn gave each grandchild the gift of a week in Estes Park with Momo and Papa when they were nine years old. This was a week filled with hiking, picnicking, fishing and exploring. These trips are precious memories for each of the grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Mark.

Survivors include her daughter, Becky Murphy and son-in-law, Rick Murphy, son, John Fidler and daughter-in-law, Gwen Fidler, grandchildren, Brett Murphy, Mike Murphy, Matthew Fidler, Chris Fidler, Ashley Hebert and their spouses and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Shirley Winn, sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Cox Jones and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was a gentle, yet strong, woman, loved by all who knew her. Ephesians 3:14-19 MSG “not a brute strength, but a glorious inner strength”.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Plantation House in Okmulgee and Oklahoma Methodist Manor in Tulsa for the excellent loving care she received these last three years.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Roland Youngberg officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 302 S. Seminole, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Helen’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:59

Tony Rivera obit

Tony Rivera

Place of Residence:    Henryetta, Oklahoma  

Age:    73

Died:    Wednesday, March 15, 2017      

Occupation:    Glass Worker

Service Date:    1:00 PM Monday, March 20th, 2017

Place of Service:    Integrity Chapel, Henryetta, Oklahoma

Interment:    New Sonora Cemetery - Henryetta, Oklahoma

Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:57

Junior Lee Smith obit

Funeral Services are currently pending for Tulsa resident, and former Henryetta, OK resident, Junior Lee Smith, who passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Tulsa at the age of 70.  Service information and survivors will be released after the information is finalized.   Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:48

Dearrell Truman Stephens obituary

Dearrell Truman Stephens, a resident of Henryetta, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Boise, ID at the age of 79. He was born July 6, 1937 in Henryetta, OK to Henry Clay Stephens & Loy Iva (Pickle) Stephens. Dearrell grew up in Henryetta and attended Henryetta Public Schools, where he played on the varsity football team as a lineman. Dearrell was born and raised in the Nazarene Church in Henryetta.

Dearrell married his high school sweetheart, Norma McNeil in 1955. They remained married for approximately 25 years. Dearrell later moved to Idaho and married Lorain Smith in Lake Tahoe. Dearrell loved sports, especially football, loud motorcycles and his scooter. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, and the mountains where he taught his children how to pan for gold. He worked for the casinos in Las Vegas in several different capacities.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings.

Dearrell is survived by his son, Dearrell Truman Stephens Jr,
daughter, Ruby Janette Jafari of Palm Springs, California,
daughter, Loretta Jean Demmitt of Henryetta, Oklahoma,
son, Jeffery Karl Stephens of Henryetta,
son, Aaron Kent Stephens & wife Kara of Arlington, Texas,
numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren,
spouse, Lorain Stephens of Boise, Idaho,
cousin, Doyle Pickle & wife Kay of Henryetta,
the mother of his children, Norma McNeal of Henryetta,
cousin, Butch Summers & Rita of Henryetta, Oklahoma
as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta.

An Online Guestbook is available at http://www.integrityfuneralservice.com.

Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:46

Vito Zito obituary

Vito Zito, a resident of rural Weleetka, Oklahoma passed from this life on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Bossier City, Louisiana at the age of 86. He was born to Petro and Anita Zito on June 8, 1930 in Rockford, Illinois.

Vito was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Wanda Zito.

He is survived by his son, Richard Zito of Dewar,
son, Russel Zito of Weleetka,
son, Rockie Zito of Dewar,
daughter, Ruth Ann Burden & husband Ricky of Weleetka,
grandchildren, Joey Zito of Weleetka,
Nikki Roberson of Louisiana,
Matt Zito & wife Mary of Dewar,
Brittany Burden of Weleetka,
Chelsea Burden of Weleetka,
Stormy Burden of Weleetka,
numerous great grandchildren,
as well as other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be from 5-8pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Integrity Funeral Service.

Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00am at Westlawn Cemetery in Henryetta. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

An Online Guestbook is available at http://www.integrityfuneralservice.com.

Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:34

Marsha Ann Duncan obit

Marsha Ann Duncan, a resident of Allen, Texas passed away Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at her home in Allen at the age of 59.  She was born November 24th, 1957 to Max & Madeline "Boots" (Wade) Duncan.  She is preceded in death by her father, Max Duncan. Services are pending with Integrity Funeral Service.

Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:09

Gary Lee Yandle obituary

Gary Lee Yandle, a lifelong resident of Henryetta, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 69.  Gary was born on April 14, 1947 in Henryetta to Ira Lee Yandle and Margaret (McCombs) Yandle.  Gary grew up in Henryetta, attended Henryetta Public Schools, and graduated from Henryetta High School.

Following his high school years, Gary attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman for his collegiate studies.   Gary was drafted into the U.S. Army where he faithfully served in the 404th Radio Research Detachment in Airborne operations.   He served a tour of duty in Viet Nam and was later stationed in Japan.   After his honorable discharge and approximately 4 1/2  years of military service, Gary returned home to Henryetta.  He accepted a position with Ball Glass Corporation in Okmulgee as an electrician.   He provided Ball Glass with approximately 20 years of continuous service before his retirement when the Ball facility closed.  Gary married the love of his life, Joyce Marie Danner in Harrah, Oklahoma on October 26, 1974 and they remained happily married for 43 years until his death.

Gary was an entrepeneur and became happily involved in the antiques and collectibles business.  He and his wife Joyce, owned and operated Star Collectibles in Okmulgee from 1986 - 1996.   Gary was a member of the Disabled American Veterans organization and was a member of the First Christian Church of Henryetta.  He was a self-made carpenter and accomplished handyman which is evidenced as he designed and built his home, a greenhouse, and patio area.  He loved carpentry projects.  Most of all, Gary was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed by his family and many friends and co-workers.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father; three brothers, Buddy Lee Yandle, Randy Yandle, and David Yandle; and a nephew, Matthew Ertel.

Gary is survived by his wife, Joyce Yandle of the home; a son, Christopher Yandle and wife Jackie of Bixby, OK; a daughter, Krystal Yandle of Norman, OK; a brother, Roger Yandle of Grove, OK; a sister, Tammy Huffman of Lawton; one grandchild, Sullivan Yandle of Bixby; 5 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews; by other extended family and many good friends.

The family has designated the First Christian Church of Henryetta, Oklahoma as appropriate for memorial contributions.

Viewing for Gary will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm and on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8:00am until noon at Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta.

A graveside service for Gary will be held at 2:00pm  on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Westlawn Cemetery with Rev. Jared Dumond officiating.  Services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:06

Fred William Landgraf Obituary

Fred William Landgraf, 81 a member of the Prairie Bell Community, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully in his sleep, March 8, 2017, in Okmulgee. Fred was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on April 29, 1935, to Arthur Ernest and Marie Bertha (Eifert) Landgraf. He attended Cape Girardeau High School and later attended Oklahoma State Technical College, where he graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree in Agriculture.

Fred raised chickens and sold eggs to many local grocery stores in Okmulgee. He also sold eggs to many friends and neighbors. After closing his egg business, he went to work at Oklahoma State University Technical College. He worked in the Ground Maintenance Department for 22+ years. He retired in 2001 as Ground Maintenance Supervisor at OSU TECH. He received an A Standard of Excellence Employee Award in 1992. This award was treasured by Fred, since employees voted who should receive it every year.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He served Trinity as an officer, a choir member and many other areas of the church. He married his wife Ruth Lillian Bogie Deem at Trinity, on August 25, 1991.
Fred enjoyed spending time with his family, he is survived by his wife Ruth Landgraf; and step-children Lisa Cline (Tom), Eric Deem, Anita Allen, and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his sister Lida Mueller of Brenham, Texas; and brother Jim Landgraf of Scott City, Missouri; nephews Tom Mueller (Pam) of Katy, Texas, and Jeff Mueller of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; three great-nephews and one great-niece.
Visitation will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. McClendon-Winters Funeral Home 303 East 7th Street, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Service of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p. m. on Monday, March 13th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 East Sixth Street, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Pastor Christian C. Tiews of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made in Fred Landgraf’s name to “Trinity Lutheran Church”, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Fred Landgraf’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Sunday, 12 March 2017 14:26

Weeta Joycelyn Tucker obituary

Weeta Joycelyn Tucker, 80 year old resident of Okmulgee, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 in Okmulgee. She was born April 23, 1936 in Paola, Oklahoma to the late James Claude and Mary Florence (Keener) Whitaker. She married Clyde J. Tucker on July 3, 1953 in Purcell, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2011. Weeta was a Charter Member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Morris, co-founder of AGAPE Pregnancy Center and was a member of the Baptist Village Bell Choir. She was also a Red Hatter and formerly active in the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce. Weeta was a longtime Okmulgee area real estate agent. She cherished the time she spent with her family.

Weeta was preceded in death by her parents, husband and eleven siblings.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Tucker and wife Lori of Okmulgee, Rick Tucker and wife Sherrie of Wayne and David Tucker and wife Debbie of Davis, a brother, Stanley Whitaker of Baytown, Texas, sister, Betty Shanahan, five grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Trinity Baptist Church with Reverend Richard Kerr officiating. A private family interment will follow. Casket bearers will be Brian Tucker, Steven Tucker, Nathan Gassen, Robert Doughty, Danny Lesley and Troy Caudle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the AGAPE Pregnancy Center in Weeta’s memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Weeta’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:10

Phyllis Jean Qualls obituary

Phyllis Jean Qualls, a longtime resident of Dewar passed away Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in Dewar at the age of 82. She was born January 12, 1935 in Dewar, Oklahoma to Link Fred Shoun and Bertha Louise (Hale) Shoun. She worked for many years at Ball Brothers Glass Company in Okmulgee.
She married Matt Floyd Qualls April 21, 1979. She was a member of Dewar First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Link & Bertha Shoun and one son, Gary Don Summers.

She is survived by her husband, Matt Qualls of the home in Dewar;
Three children: Brenda Bible & husband Lewis of Henryetta;
Matt Corey Qualls of Oklahoma;
Paul Brett Qualls of Lake Eufaula;
Five grandchildren: Jenny Hunnicutt & husband Lewis of Dewar;
Mandy Loyd of Dewar;
Jimmy Dale Qualls of Morris;
Matthew Qualls of Morris;
Nathan Qualls of Oklahoma;
Five great grandchildren: Braxton Loyd of Dewar;
Jacob Hunnicutt of Dewar;
Garrett Loyd of Dewar;
Stephen Kurt & Stormy Dawn a.k.a. Sissy of Dewar;
Two brothers: Bobby Shoun & wife Juline of Owasso;
Jack Shoun & wife Rita of Henryetta;
As well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Services are pending with Integrity Funeral Service.

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