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Carol Hull went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday June 11, 2017 at the age of 82 years after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born January 21, 1935 in Oklahoma City to Loren and Xenia Timmons. She was graduated from Northwest Classen High School class of 1953 and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where she met her future husband JJ Hull Jr. of Beggs.
Carol and Jim were married on November 7, 1954 in Oklahoma City and made their home on the Hull family ranch in Beggs.
Their union was blessed with three sons James J Hull III, William Loren Hull and John Michael Hull.
She enjoyed attending OSU football games for many years with her husband, sons and good friend Joan Eaton.
The family built a cabin near Eagle Nest New Mexico where Carol camped with her family as a young girl. They enjoyed many vacations skiing and hiking in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains; and Carol looked forward to the great shopping in Taos, Red River and Santa Fe!
Carol was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at OSU. She was a member of the Okmulgee Service League, was a Pink Lady at the Okmulgee Memorial Hospital, member of the First Baptist Church Choir, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed playing golf, loved to take bus trips and travel in the US and Europe.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents Loren and Xenia Timmons, her husband JJ Hull Jr and her sister Kay Cooke.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Jim and Denise of Broken Arrow, Bill and Carol of Beggs, and John and Brenda of Broken Arrow. Seven grandchildren: Courtney Hull of Evergreen CO; James Hull IV of Broken Arrow, Chelsea Mayes of Edmond, Quinton Hull and Loren Hull of Beggs; Chris Hull and Patrick Hull of Broken Arrow; and two great grandchildren Xander and Jasper Mayes of Edmond. Also three nieces Cathy Damen of Broken Arrow, Sharon Young of Harrah and Teresa Springer of Bethany.
Carol raised her sons with a gentle, loving spirit but had a firm hand when it was needed. Her family and friends will miss her sweet smile and lovely laugh; but we know her final home is heaven as it should be.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Brookdale Assisted Living in Broken Arrow and Hospice of Green Country for their excellent, compassionate care of Carol.
A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 A.M.,Thursday, June 15, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Okmulgee with Dr. Dennis Taylor. Interment will be follow at Resurrection Cemetery 7500 W. Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Friend may visit the funeral home Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Family will be receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Green Country, the OSU Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Julius (Jerry) Mitcham, a resident of rural Henryetta passed away Sunday, May 7th, 2017 in Tulsa at the age of 76. Among survivors are his wife Marsha (Henderson) Mitcham, other survivors will be added as the information becomes available. Services are pending with Integrity Funeral Service.
Charlsye Wakefield, a longtime resident of Henryetta passed away Sunday, May 7th, 2017 in Keller, Texas at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill Wakefield and a daughter, Sherry Wakefield. Services are pending with Integrity Funeral Service.
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
Place of Residence: Henryetta, Oklahoma
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
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.
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.
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.
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.