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A2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Laveda "Sue" Garrett 1942-2019 Melissa Lewis 1960-2019 Theda Ruth Schutt 1933-2019 Theda Ruth Schutt, age 85, died January 29, 2019 at her home in Stillwater. She was born August 5, 1933 to Harold and Daisy (Reaves) Bechtel in Glencoe, OK. Daisy married Frank "Swede" Swalander while Theda was still a small child and he raised her as if she were his own. She worked at OSU as an administrative assis- tant, first in Financial Aid and later at the college of Home Economics, retiring in 1998. Theda had a real pas- sion for genealogy and she traced the family history for all branches of her imme- diate family, as well as the family histories for many extended family members and friends. Theda is survived by her son Bradley Schutt of Littleton, Colorado; her daughter Mar- ianne (Randy) McFarlin of Ada; grand- daughter Sarah Kle- packi of Choc- taw, grandson Kevin McFarlin of Ada , great-granddaughters Landry, Carter and Sutton, of Choctaw; numerous beloved cousins and many dear friends. She also leaves behind her special "girls" Pixie, Penny and Hope, of the home. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Dighton Marler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dighton- marler.com. John Marshall Jobe John Marshall Jobe passed away on Wednesday, Janu- ary 30, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on February 8, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Still- water, Okla- homa. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrange- ments. He grew up in Ponca City and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1951. He was selected as an All- State basketball player and attended Boys State. Following high school, John attended Tulsa Univer- sity on a four-year basket- ball scholarship and gradu- ated from TU in 1955 with a BS in mathematics. There he met Caryl Aibin. They were married in August 1954. Together they had six children and were married for almost 65 years. After graduating from TU, John taught math and coached baseball/basketball at Ponca City High School for 7 years. In 1962, the family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he began graduate studies in mathe- matics at Oklahoma State University. He graduated in 1966 with a PhD in math. He was hired by OSU as a math professor that same year, earning full professor- ship in 1979. In 1977, he directed and hosted a 45-minute film/video rifled, "Henry P. Iba". It is in the Oklahoma Basketball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a member of the OSU Athletic Council for two periods of time in the 1970's and 1980"s. John served on the OSU Faculty Council and was very active in the OSU Mathematics Graduate Program. John innovated teaching by ut'tliz- ing video tape (OSU's Edu- cation Television Systems: ETS) to visually demon- strate how to work through math problems, equations, and theories. He retired from OSU in 1994. During his retirement he wrote over 1,000 brief sto- ries in rhyme. Eleven books were self-pub- lished, each of which con- tained about 50 of his poems. John was known as "The Old Timer" and performed songs and rhymes through- out Arkansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. In Stillwater, he coached numerous little league bas- ketball and baseball teams. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was a volunteer at Our Daily Bread. He was a member of the Stillwater Antique Classic Car Club through which he enjoyed showing off his 1930 Ford Model A Roadster and 1930 Ford Phaeton. His greatest pas- tkne love was spending time at their cabin in Pitkin, Col- orado. Numerous summers were spent with family and friends hiking,jeeping, fish- ing, and sitting by the fire. He is survived by wife, Caryl; children, Marcus Jobe, Jody Jobe (Carol Medo), Amy Nelson,Jenny Farrar (Troy) and Hutch Jobe (Trish); grandchildren Rob, Jake, Rachael, Hutch, Zach, Levi, Sam, Austin, Shiloh, and Trace; great grandchildren, D J, Piper, Pierce, Preston, Davis, Hazel, Jewel, Addison and Sylvia. John was dearly loved by all family and friends and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be emailed to the family and on online obituary may be viewed by visiting www. strodefh.com Laveda"Sue" Garrett, 76, passed away peacefully at her home Monday morn- ing, February 4, 2019. A Memo- rial service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb- ruary 8, 2019 at Lost Creek United Method- ist Church, with a family com- mittal following in Sunset Memorial Gar- dens. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Sue was born in Stillwater on October 16, 1942 to Carl and Laveda (Eaton) Miller. She was a graduate of Still- water High School, and was a longtime Administrative Assistant at PepsiCo. She was also a member of Lost Creek United Methodist Church. Members of her family include her beloved hus- band Wilson Garrett, whom she married in 1970; her children: Mark Bunch and wife Jill, Bill Bunch and wife Julie, Steven Bunch and wife Marie, and Jami Grantz and husband Arron; her brother Bill Miller; grandchildren Justin Bunch and wife Andi, Cole Bunch and wife Tiffany, Tara Elliott and husband Tyler, Kristin Brown and husband Kyle, Brettney Graham and husband Austin, Grace Heslep and husband Jona- than, Thomas Bailey and wife Hannah, Kate- lyn, Taylor, Chance, Connor and Joseph Bunch and Garrett and Emma Grantz; great-grandchil- dren MaKyla, Aubri, Eli and Gavin Bunch, Tenlee and Teagan Elliott, Daphne Brown, and Renee and Riley Rumford; and numer- ous other family members and friends. Sue is predeceased by her mother, father, and step-fa- ther, as well as her sisters Donna and JoAnn, and her son Gerald Brent Bunch. Those wishing to honor Sue's memory may do so by contributing to the Lost Creek United Methodist Church Alaska Mission. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be Offered and an obituary may be viewed at www. strodefh.com. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Weathers Weathers, Lucas wed Ryan Weathers, Coyle, and Tara Lucas, Blackwell, were wed December 22 in the Blackwell Event Center. Parents of the couple are Shane and Julie Weathers, Coyle, and Herb and Tammie Lucas, Blackwell. Grandparents are George Sexton, Blackwell; Donal Weathers, Hinton; and Harold and Joy Flasch, Coyle. The Rev. Terry Ballard of Tonkawa officiated at the wedding. Maid of honor was Kristen Simunek, and bridesmaids were Brooke Bergman, Brittany McBrain, Andrea Angle,Autumn Lambert, and Katie Billings. Best man was Jared Weathers, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brendon Weathers, brother of the groom, Jordan Flasch, cousin of the groom, and Cole Burchett, Dalton Graham, and Dalton Anderson. Jax Lucas, nephew of the bride, was ring beater. Flower girls and boy were Emily and Audrey Moeder, Kollins and Kobi Gray, and Leighton and Carter Morgan, cousins of the bride and groom. Anna and Luke Cory, cousins of the groom, kept the guest book. The bride is a graduate of Blackwell High School and holds an Associate Degree from NOC, Tonkawa, where she and Ryan represented the Association of Christian Athletes and she was named Homecoming Queen. She is a graduate of the Meridian Technology Center, Sfillwater, and is a certified radiologic technologist. She is employed at Diagnostic Radiology in Edmond and McBride's Orthopedic Hospital, Oklahoma City. The groom is a graduate of Coyle High School, has an Associate Degree from NOC, Tonkawa, and was graduated in December from Oklahoma State University with a B S. in physical education. He is employed by Coyle Schools as mathematics instructor, head baseball coach, and assistant coach for the boys' b,~ske~ team. The couple has established a home in Coyle. ClMARRON VALLEY COOP 247 S Main Si mt, Perkins (405) 547-2423 Melissa Lewis, 58, died January 29, 2019, at her home in Pawnee. A ser- vice will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan- uary 8, 2019, at the Lost Creek United Method- ist Church with interment fol- lowing at Sunset Memorial Gar- dens. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangements. She was born in Wich- ita Falls, Texas on July 22, 1960, to Frank Ross and Jane Grimsley Ross. Melissa and Curtis Lewis were united in marriage on October 13, 1979, in Aberdeen,Washington. She attended Oklahoma State University earning an asso- ciate degree in business which led to her work as a payroll clerk. The First Methodist Church in Idabel, Oklahoma, held her mem- bership. A die-hard OSU Cowboy fangirl, shopping enthusiast, and a lover of gardening, Melissa was first and foremost a dedi- cated mother and wife. She held her family close, and treasured every moment with them. She especially loved being Nana to her grandchil- dren. Hers ~vas a full, vibrant person- ality, always taking each day and each person as they wrre. Animals, too, as she'd always had a soft spot for them. Her children used to joke that in the next fife, they wanted to come back as one of her pets. Whether it was her family, her home, or her work, she jumped in and took care of everyone and everything, and she always tried to brighten everyone's day wherever she went. She was preceded by par- ents Frank and Jane. She is survived by her husband, Curtis and children Curtis and Jessica atJd her grand- children Gabriel, Ian and Ariella, as well as, a brother Marls. Condolences maybe emailed to the family at www.strodefh.com. Kimberly Gay Perkins 1960-2019 .I nberly "Kim" Gay Per-, heart was always shining kins passed away Monday, through. For to not have January 14, 2019 in Okla- had any children of her oWn, h o m a C i t y, that "Motlier- Oklahoma after ing"instinct was a strong and' always present. courageous fight On Decem- with cancer, ber 10, 2007 She was 58. Kim and Steve Services have Perkins were been entrusted m a r r i e d,i n to the care of Eureka Springs, Dighton-Marler Arkansas. They Funeral Home of enjoyed 1 1 Stillwater, Oklahoma. happy years together. She A celebration of Kim's life loved him dearly and was was held at 2 p.m. Friday, his caretaker while he battled January 18, 2019 in the cancer himself. Her untimely Chapel at Dighton-Marler passing has left a great void Funeral "Home. Interment in many people's lives. She followed at Oak Hill Cem- will be greatly missed. etery in Drumright, Okla- Survivors include her hus- homa. Pallbearers were band, Steve; Sister, Frannie Roger Cannon, Tyler Sipes, Milacek and partner M arty Caleb Stanley, Lil Joe Kyle, Robinson of Enid, Ok, la- Marty Robinson, Bobby homa; special nieces, Ann Butler. Honorary pallbear- Butler of Mannford, Olda- ers were Hunter Gather, and homa, Alison Cannon' of Kevin Gather. Atoka, Oklahoma, and Misty KimwasbomJuly 12,1960 GatherofAntlers,Oklahoma; in Drumright, Oklahoma other nieces and nephews, to Floyd R. and Annabell Dusty, Joe, Josh, and Caleb; (Nees) Stanley. She grew numerous other relatives and up and attended school in friends. She was preced~ in Drumright. She worked deathbyherparents;brother, as a waitress all her adult Randy Stanley; three sisters, life. Doing what she loved Prissy- McDaniel, Nancy to do. Kim had a heart of Rowell, and Kathy Dillard; gold. She loved people, nephew, HossRowell;niece, You could always find her Sunny Podobensky. . taking care of someone else. Condolences may he sent Whether it was one of her to the family via an online sisters, a niece, a nephew, or guestbook at www.digh '~n- a good friend. Her servants' rnarler.com. Tag Sale Saturday ONLY, Feb. 9, 8am-2pm (Closed 12-12:30pm) / / 924 Tobacco Rd Stillwater / Watch for signs - NO EARLY SALES / Concrete Buffalo, JD Sabre'id- ing Mower, Queen Bed, oak table, chairs, small tables Yard/Patio, household, Curio, home/holiday d6cor, Nativity Sets, plus more! This is only a partial listing! Team 2 by The Tag Ladies www.thetagladies.com 405.612.2016 Sale ' 405.714.2421