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J ....... ,~vh,*, ,,, , .,. " .,i. ..... *.L. ,am .~ A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, January 13, 2011 People Frieda Mae Evans 1918-2011 Lena Cypret Gullick 1915-2011 Frieda Mac Evans was born August 11, 1918. She passed from this life on January 7, .... 2011. She was Frank Thomas Rutledge born to Je e 1945-2011 Wanda Collyar ' , in Shamrock, Frank Thomas Rtttledge, in Law Enforcement foreight Oklahbma. She 65, died on January 8, 2011 years, grew up there in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His He is preceded in death by and graduated funeral service were at 10 his parents, three sisters, Alma from Shamrock a.m. Wednesday January 12, Ruth Dickey, Alice Dickey, High School. 2011 at Strode Funeral Home and Essie Jackson. TwoOn December Chapel in Perkins, Oklahoma. brothers, William Rutledge, 7, 1935 she married James Interment followed at Ft. and Troy David Rutledge. C. "Buck" Evans. They were Gibson cemetery. Strode Frank is survived by his marred for sixty-three years Funeral Home was in charge wife Karen. Two sons, Frank until his death in 1998. They of arrangements. T. Rutledge Jr, and Kenneth had three sons - Jim, Daryl Frank was born on April 10, Robert Staff. Three daugh- and Keith. She spent her life 1945 to Elijah Rutledge and ters, Regina Kathryn Stafford, devoted to Christ and to her Eveline Iva Taylor in Stilwell, DawnMarie Tinnin and Mad- family. Oklahoma. He married Karen lyn Kay Staff. Two brothers, Frieda was a wonderful Wise June 30 1998 in Eureka Bud and Roy Rutledge and homemaker. She provided a Springs, Arkansas. two sisters, Dixie Harlin, Nelly stable, loving home environ- Frank was gunner in the Rutledge. He is also survived ment for her sons, then for military for eighteen andahalf by eleven grandchildren, four her grandchildren and great years. He fired the first nuclear missile off the JFK Battleship. He was the Enlisted Man of the Year in 1972 and the Recruiter ofthe Month in 1979. After he retired from the Navy, he was great grandchildren, and many grandchildren. She was nieces and nephews. Sure-minded, hard working Condofencesmay heemailed and deeply committed to her to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www, Esther Florence DeWitt 1917-2011 Esther Florence DeWitt, 93, of Cushing, OK died on January 3, 2011 in Cushing. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thurs- day January 6, 2011 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Stillwater with Reverend Frank Kinast Jr. officiating. Inter- ment followed at Bethel Cemetery in Glencoe. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Esther was born July 20, 1917 to Fred Walter Trompler and Margie (Stephens) Trompler: She graduated from'Orlando' High School in 1936. She attended and graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, Ok in 1944 with a degree in Education. She married Charles Henry DeWitt on November 17, 1945 in Perry, OK. They made their home in rural Glencoe on the family farm,~receiving the Oklahoma Centennial Ranch award in 1997. Esther taught school in Good- night and at the Christ Lutheran School in Perry, Ok complet- ing her career at Glencoe Public Schools. Esther taught at Glencoe~from 1960 to 1982. She never forgot her students and could tell a story about each and everyone. After retiring she enjoyed cooking, family. She showed her love through her presence, through cooking; and by providing a restful haven to anyone who entered ~ home, She took an active interest in all the many endeavors of her children, andchadren, great-grandcha- dren, and even her great-great grandchildren -- travelling to sporting events, business excursions, and musical and theatrical performances of her beloved family until the very end of her long life. She was also a successful sewing, crocheting and most of all spending time with her family and teaching her grand- children. Esther is pre- ceded in death by her parents; husband; daugh- ter, Kathleen Blackwell; two brothers, Vemon and Wilbur Trompler; five sisters, Juanita Louise Melba Teakell died Droll, Joyzell Munson, on January 4, 2011at Southem Delilali Trompler, Freda May Oaks Care Center in Pawnee, Trompler and Lillie May Oklahom~ Services were held Trompler. at 10 a.nx on Saturday, January She is survived by her 8, 2011 at SunnybrookChfis, son, David DeWitt of Glen, tian Church with Rev. Paul coe, OK~ son-in-law; James Anderson presic~ing. Burial Blackwell of Glencoe, OK; followed at Sunset Memorial and daughter-in-law, Sylvia Gardens Cemetery. Palmer DeWitt pf Olenco, OK. Marler Func Home 0f ttU- She is also survived by 8 water was entrusted with the grandchildren, Brett Black- arrangements. well, Beau Blackwell, Josh Louise Melba Teakell was Blackwell, Christopher born on September 16, 1929 Blackwell, Candice Black- in Cincinnati, Ohio to Edward well, Rachel Lovekamp, Jen- and Hazel Hamel. They nifer Haken and Joey DeWitt; moved to lllinois when Mrs. 4 great-grandchildren, Paige TeakeU was 10 years old. She Kathleen Blackwell, Gunnar attended schools there and Ray Lovekamp, Alexis Grace worked at several banks and Lovekamp and Emma Kay airline companies in Chicago, Haken; 2 brothers Fred and IL, Donald Trompler and 3 sisters, She owned and flew her own Eleanor Delbeck, Caroline plane. She also worked in the Bullock, and Vicky Davis. music business and taught Condolences may be e-mailed piano accordion. After to the family and an online moving to San Antonio, TX, obituary may be viewed by she married John R. Teakell visiting, on February 23, 1952: They had three children: Lou Ann Killough, John R, Teakell, and Tammy Jo Will. She returned to employment in 1965 at the Seminole County Treasurer Office and in 1966 she was employed at the Department of Human Services as a social worker for the State of Okla- William Lee "Bill" Hiatt 1936-2011 Willian~Lee "Bill" Hiatt, He is preceded in death by his 74, died on January 4,2011 in pments. Perry, Ok. His funeral services William is survived by his will he held at 10:30 on Friday, wife; son, William Lee Hiatt January 7, 2011 at Orlando and wife Sheryl; son, Jon United Methodist Church in Hiatt and wife Andi; daughter, Orlando, Ok. The service will Jodi Tracy and husband Tom; he officiated by Pastme Adrian daughter, Jeana Bateson and Pollard. Strode F~ Horne is husband Brent; i4grandchil- in charge of arrangements, dren, Christopher, Josh, Mat- He was born on June 6, 1936 to Lawrence Hiatt and Martha Hamann Hiatt in Douglas, Okla. He graduated from Fairmont High School and went on to become a Salesman. He married Barbara Hiatt in Enid, Okla, on June 27, 1969. William was a member of the Orlando United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and was an amateur inventor. thew, Kayla, Elizabeth, Katie~ Drew, Hunter, Hannah, Bree, Joe, Nick, Allie, and Zoe; and brother, Vemeal Hiatt. Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Tracy, Brent Ba!eson, Jon Hiatt, Lee Hiatt, Hunter Bateson, and Drew Kastl. Condolences may he emailed to the family and an online obit- uary may be viewed by visiting www.Strodcfl rL businesswoman. She owned Frieda's Flowers from 1969 to 1975 and then worked for a number of flo- fists in Perkins and Stillwater. She attended Perkins First Baptist Church since 1969. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 13th at 1:00 pm at FBC Perkins. Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her mother and father, Jesse and Wanda Collyar; two brothers, Ray Collyar and Bud Collyar,, asister, Hazel Canada; her husband Buck; and son, Daryl Evans. She is survived by sons James "Jim" Evans of Mus- tang, Oklahoma, and Keith Evans of Troutdale, Oregon; by her sister Minnie Johnson; by grandchildren Rick Evans, Trica Gordon, Carla Lester, and Amy, Audrey and Lane Evans; fourteen great grand- children, and eight great, great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons- Rick Evans, Caleb Lester, Shane McClain, Lane Evans, Scott Lester and Larry Gordon. Memorial Contributions may he made to First Baptist Church, Perkins. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting Lena Cypret Gullick, 95, died on January 8, 2011 in Stillwa- ter, Oklahoma. Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Janu- ary 13, 2011 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lore Starling officiat- ing. Interment will follow at Carney Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Lena was born on Septem- ber 30, 1915 to Noah Coram Hackworth and Della Sadler Hackworth in Oregon County, Missouri. She married James Willard Cypret on December 8, 1938 in Chandler, Oklahoma. She attended schools in Oregon, County Missouri and Lincoln County, Oklahoma. She was a housekeeper in the OSU dorms for 13 years, worked at the bakery in the Student Union for eight years and worked at City Drug Store for five years. She attended church at Calvary Assembly of God and was active in the Women's Church Group, Bible Study Group, Home League, and Quilting at Roxie Weber. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, two grand- daughters and a great- grandson. She was also indeath by two sons Ted and Leroy Cypret and three sisters, Reva Martin, Pauline Tyler and Ruth Schmidt. Lena is survived by her two sons, Larry Cypret and wife Fay, Ray Cypret and wife Margaret, and two daughters Goldie Hockett and husband Gary, and Peggy Johnson and daughter-in-law Katherine Cypret. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and numer- ous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as two brothers Hanford and Donald Hackworth and sister Iua Boling. Memorials may be given in her name to Judith Karmen Hospice, P.O~ Box 818; Still- water, OK 74076. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting Robert "Bob" Thomas 1920-2011 Robert "Bob" Thomas, 90, athletes throughout his career, went to be with his Savior severaloftheseplayersbecom- Sunday morning, January ing coaches themselves. Many 9, 2011 at his residence in ofhis players kept in touch with Louise Melba Teakell Duran4 OK. "Coach" throughout his life. In Bob was born in Okmulgee, 2001 Bob was inducted in the 1929-2011 OK, Febmary 8,1920 to Denny Tulsa University Hall of Fame B. and Lula Idela Thomas. A as part of the 1941 Sun Bowl homa. She retired October two time all state football player Championship team and was 1, 1990, with 24 years of at Okmulgee High School, he inducted into the Oklahoma service to the state. She was a attended Tulsa University on Coaches Hall of Fame in people person and active in her a football scholarship in 1940 1981.BOb was a faithftd fol- church. Her greatest joy was and in 1941 played in the Sun lower of his Savior Jesns Christ her children, grandchildren, Bowl on the championship and he and wife Erma arelong and great grandchildren. She Tulsa squad before entering time members of the Commu- enjoyed quilting and made the U.S. Army in 1942. During nity ChristianChmchofDurant, quilts for all her family. Her his tenure with the Army, Bob Bob serving as an Elder and friends were also a great joy landed at Omaha Beach on I)eacon over the years. to D-Day and later earned the Bob pmccdedin death by Survivors include a daugh- BronTe Star and Purple Heart his parents and I sister Dorothy ter, Lou Ann Killough and serving 28 months in combat Holland. husband Dave of Martinez, in several campaigns through- He is survived by his wife GA; son, John R. Teakell, Jr. out Europe. After the war Bob Erma of the home, daughters and wife Carolyn ofSouthlake, returned to Tulsa University Stefani Wright of Spokane, TX; and daughter Tammy Jo playing an additional 2 years WA, MaryAngeline Dinwiddie Will and husband Randy of including the Sun Bowl in ofDallas, sonRobert andwife Morrison. Her Grandchil- 1945 before graduating in KarynThomas of Tulsa, sisters dren are DeAnna and Jeremy 1947. Bob started his vocation Helen Brock, Domlea Dooley, Bmbaker, Angela and Brad as a teacher and coach in 1947 Leota Markham, Cleota Hof- Belcher, Maddie Teakell, at Vinita as the head football meister and brothers Denny GeorgiaTeakell, AdamBraly, coach eventually becoming the Thomas and Benny Thomas Aaron Braly, and Andrea Jo head coach for Okmulgee and all of Okmulgee, OK as well Braly; two great grandchildren then Elk City, OK. Bob was the as 8 grandchildren and 2 great HazelBmbaker and Annaleigh first Oklahoma All State player grandchildrerL Belcher and a brother, Robert to return and coach an all state Memorial Services will he 11 Hamel of Port Charlotte, FL. team coaching the North all AMSamrday, January 15,2011 She was preceded in death stars in 1949. atCommtmityCS_fistianChurch by her parents and a brother, Bob married Erma Shaffer in with Pastor Jim Blevins offici- Richard Hamel. 1949 and they were married for ating and Pastor Jim Hodson Her Lord was very close to a loving 61 years. In 1962 Bob delivering the eulogy, Memon- her. She leaves many, many arrived in Durant and became ais can be sent to Community wonderful friends. Southeastem's head football Christian Church or SOSU In lieu of flowers, you may coachas well as Wack coach for Foundation Athletic Dept. donate to the American Heart the next 10 years. In 1971 Bob Condolences may he sent to w Association. became Dean ofMen for SOSU Condolences may be leftretiringin 1985. It is esfimated Services are under the direction online at www.pmcfh.comthat Bob coached over 1,000 of Brown's Funeral Service. i !:i: :! ~: !:! ........