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A2- THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, January 17, 2013 People Raymond Lee Benedict, Jr. 1929-2013 Raymond Lee Benedict, Jr. (R.L.), 83, died on Friday, Janu- ary 11,2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His funeral service will be held at 2: 00  o.Thurs- day, ffanU 17, 2013 at e First United Method- ist ?Ch],l:ir::-in Perkins. Inter- ment will follow at Perkins Cem- etery. Strode Funeral Home is in c[mrge 0f.armngements. R:L,was born Dec. 25,1929 to Edith Arm Benedict and Raymond Lee Benedict, Sr. in Tulsa County between Leonard and Bixby. His family moved to Perkins, Oklahoma in November 1939. He was a 1947 graduate of Per- kins High School and attended Oklahoma A&M College earning a BA in Journalism and Advertising. Through the ROTC program, he was com- missioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. After 22 years of active and reserve duty, he retired at the rank of Major. He was married to Orvalyn Ynona Ingram on June 6, 1954 and after release from active duty the family moved to Ponca City where R.L. worked for Conoco Inc. for 31 years. He retired from Conoco June 1, 1985 as Director of the Land Department Division Order Section where they determined and maintained Royalty owner- ship records for all leases from which Conoco produced or purchased oil or gas. In September 1985, he moved his family back to Perkins to live on and enjoy the new Cimarron Trails Golf Course designed by their son, Kevin. He is survived by his wife, Ynona, of Midwest City; a son, Kevin, and his wife, Mindy, two grandsons, Ryan and Blake, all of St. Augustine, Florida; a step daughter, Donna Aiken, of Midwest City, and her children, Corey Aiken of Galveston, Texas and Andrea Haynes of Midwest City. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Perkins Senior Citizens Center at 114 Kirk St., Perkins, OK 74059. Condolences may be sent and an obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. James Arthur Jackson, Sr. 1942-2013 James Arthur Jackson, Sr., 70, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at 11 a.mm on Satur- day, January 12, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Pastor Calvin Miller officiating. Inter- ment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. James was bom February 18, 1942 to Joe Jackson and Bea- trice Vick in Stillwater, Okla- homa- He joined the U.S. Army in April 1960 where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged April 1968. While in the Army, James met Clara Bolden. They mam'ed onDecember 23,1963 in Stillwater and were married for49 years. James and Clara had two children, James, Jr. and Betty. After discharge, James worked for the City of Stillwater for 35 years, until his retirement. James is pre- ceded in death by his parents, Joe and Beatrice Jackson; tWO brothers, Ray and Elmer Jackson; and two sisters, Betty Bolden and JoAnn Jackson. He is survived by his wife of the home, Clara Jackson; son, James Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Chelly; daughter, Betty Jackson; sisters, Bobbi Lewis and Wilma Vick; three grandsons, Tony Johnson, and Nathan and Ryan Jackson; two step-grandchildren, Alex and Virginia; and numerous nephews, nieces, friends and extended family. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obit- uary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Richard Albert Anderson 1927.2013 Richard Albert Anderson, 85, passed from this life on December 30, 20 12 in Perkins. Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home and will be held 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Perkins funeral home chapel (304 N. Main) with Pastor Leroy Hawkins presiding. Richard was born on March 28,: 1927 to Carl and Jessie Anderson in Fairbanks, Alaska. He grew up in the Fairbanks ar and graduated in 1945, After school, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during the start of the Korean War. He later married the love of his life Mary Ruth Anderson, a marriage that would last 54 years until her p'sing in 2007. Richard was known as a hard- w0rking man and drove trucks for nearly his entire life. Richard is survived by two sons, Richard A. "Rick" Anderson and wife Sherri of Tulsa, and Ronald A. "Ron" Anderson of Fitzhugh, OK; four grandchildren Jennifer, Kristen, Hunter, and J.J.; three great grandchildren, Laynee, Andi, and Trace; as well as many friends and neighbors he had acquired in his travels. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by hiswife, Mary Ruth Ander- son; son, Randall A. Anderson, and sister, Bemice Desmond. Friends' may leave con- dolences for his family via an online guestbook at wwwpmcfh.com Michell Marie Anastasia 1963-2013 Michell Marie (Alexan- der) Anastasia, 49, of Per- kins went to be with the Lord on Janu- ary 10, 2013. Services were entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Still- water and were held on Satur- day, January 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Greater Vision Church in Perkins with Pastor Rick Alexander officiating. Michell Marie Stapleton was born on May 28, 1963 in Sioux Falls, SD to John R. and Sharon Ann (Ball) Stapleton. She grew up and attended school in Colorado Springs, CO. Following her schooling, Michell got mar- ried and had two beautiful children, Jesse and Misty. In the early 1980's, Michell and the kids relocated to Payne County, OK and Michell began a long career of caring for the elderly as a cook at Renaissance and Grace Living center in Stillwater. She enjoyed her job and she was loved by her co-workers. She was often referred to as "The Source," because she always had an answer for any question. Michell was ornery, strong willed, and could best be described as a firecracker. She was an easy going and happy go lucky woman who loved to make others smile. She loved watching Denver Broncos football games, but was never hap- pier than when she was spending time with her grandchildren, especially her granddaugh- ter and side- kick, Rainey. Michell packed more life into 49 years than most people experience in 100 years. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Michell is survived by her parents: John and Sharon Stapleton of Colorado Springs, CO. Her two chil- dren: Misty Knight (John) of Perkins, OK and Jesse (Christy) Alexander of Perkins, OK. Two Broth- ers: Ryan (Suzie) Stapleton of Lake Havasu, AZ and Scott Stapleton of Colorado Springs, CO. Six grand-, children: Rainey Knight, John M. Knight, Austin Alexander, Dylon Alexan- der, Mason Alexander and Suzy Q. Alexander. She is also survived by best friend and sister-in-law Gina Grif- fin and close friend Loyed Alexander. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donation be made to Grace Living Center at 1215 W. 10th Ave. Stillwater, OK 74074. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/ pmcfh. Evelyn Marie Crenshaw 1943-2013 Evelyn Marie Crenshaw, ing time with her kids and 69, of Coyle, passed into the grandkids. arms of her Lord on Janu- Evelyn is survived by her ary9, 2013 at husband Gary her ..... hme. of the home; Services were daughter Sher- entrusted to rie Brown of Palmer Marler Coyle; son Jay Funeral Home Crenshaw and of Stillwater. wife Leslie of Services were Coyle; siblings held on Monday Kathryn Bos- January 14, tian of Texoma, 2013 at 2 PM at J.D. Longanand the Friends Chapel Church wife Loretta of Sumner. and (Redlands road mile Carolyn Sullins of Perkins; south of Highway 33) with grandkids Bri Curry, Jacob Pastor Merle Kinzer offici- Crenshaw, Morgan Brown, ating. Interment followed and Abigail Crenshaw; and at Oak Grove Cemetery. great grandkid Riley Curry, Evelyn was born on as well as a host of other August 14, 1943 to Virgil friends and relatives. and Dorthey Longan in She was preceded in death Stillwater, Oklahoma. She by her parents and a brother, grew up around the Coyle Donald Longan. area where she graduated Memorial Donations may from high school in 1961. be made to Judith Karmen A month later she married Hospice c/o Palmer Marler her high school sweetheart Funeral Home (5106 N. GaryCrenshawonSeptem- Washington, Stillwater, ber 22, 1961 at the Friends OK 74075). Chapel Church. There Friends may leave con- marriage lasted 51 years dolences for the family until her passing. The via an online guestbook at light of her life was spend- www.pmcfh.com Emma Alyce Adler 1918-2013 Emma Alyce Adler, 94, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Funeral ser- vices will be held at 10:30 am on Thurs- day, January 17, 2013 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Emma was born June 27, 1918 in Asher, Oklahoma to Robert Nelson and Sennica M. (Whitlatch) Montgomery She received her early education in Pot- tawatomie County. She married William "Bill" J. Adler on November 20, 1937 in Tecumseh, Okla- homa. They made their first home on the Adler home place, and later made a permanent move to Still- water. The couple lovingly raised three children, and enjoyed over 70 years of marriage until Bill's death in 2009. Emma was a member of Disciples of Christ First Christian Church, but later moved her membership to the Zion Luther Church in Perry, Oklahoma. She was an active member of both churches. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and a good game of golf. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sennica Montgomery; four brothers; three sisters; one daughter-in-law; and her husband, Bill Adler. She is sur- vived by her son, Billy Kenneth Adler, and wife, Jean, of Longview, Texas; daugh- ter, Naomi Ger- aldine Smith, and husband, Jack, of Pear- land, Texas; and daughter, Caroll Lea VanDeventer, and husband, Bob, of Cleveland, Oklahoma. Emma is also survived by ten grandchildren, Stacy Smith; Sean Smith and wife, Susan; Karrie Pet- tyjohn and husband, Paul; Douglas VanDeventer and wife, Julie; Sue Todd and husband, Jim; Sherri Williams and husband, Dana; Timothy Adler and wife, Shauna; Ann Pauls and husband, Phil; Kenny Adler; and Celia Moore and husband, Jeff; seventeen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchil- dren; dear friends, Elnora Burks, Emily Sprunger and Dea Rash; and many more nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in Emma's name to the church of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Lisa L. Kelso 1966-2013 Lisa L. Kelso, age 46 of Per- kins, passed away on Thurs- day, January 10, 2013 at her home in Perkins. Funeral"twices were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Church of God in Yale. Brother Mike Clark officiating. Interment fol- lowed at Euchee Valley Memorial Park in Cushing, Ok. Arrangements were entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Yale, Oklahoma. Lisa was born on March 31, 1966 in Winchester, Kansas to Perry and Genevieve (Bates) Miller. She grew up in Yale; graduating from Yale High School in 1984. She worked for Oberlin Color Press for a while and Eskimo Joe's T- shirt. Lisa married the love of her life Gerd Kelso on June 19, 1998 in Taylorsville, Oklahoma. She later began working for Sudden Link as a warehouse manager. She gave her life to Christ in 2002, and had attended the Church of God in Yale since. Lisa liked to frequent the casino near her home and to shoot pool. She loved spending time with her grandchil- dren and nieces and nephews, and especially her niece and nephew Destiny Herring and London Honey- buss. Lisa is survived by her husband Gerd of the home, sons Eli McDowell of Perkins, Marcus Kelso and wife Rose of Per- kins, daughter Crystal Kelso : of Guthrie, mother Genevieve , , Miller of Jennings, brothers Wes Brown of Drumright and Jeff Allen of Jennings, sisters Star Herring and Tim of Stillwater and Anna Romero and Miguel of Yale, sister-in-law Joyce Penning- ton of Tulsa, grandchildren Devon and Dylan Kelso; God Children, Ashley Campbell, Vincente' Willis and Tierra Willis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences and online : guest book are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com. OP##'