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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, February 12, 2015 People Graham Steedsman Kime 1936-2015 Graham Steedsman Kime made his final jour- ney home to be with the Lord he loved and served on February 4, 2015. During his final weeks of life, he was surrounded by loving family, churchfriends, and dance friends. His Celebration of Life ser- vice was at Eden Chapel United Methodist Church, 9211 Fairgrounds Road, Perkins, Oklahoma, on February 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Graham was born on May 22, 1936, to mis- sionary parents, Dallas Spencer Kime and Gen- evieve Graham Kime, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The family was serving in Celebes, Indonesia, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Soon after, they spent eighty- three harrowing days escaping from the Japa- nese. Although Graham was only six when it hap- pened, he remembered incredible details of the escape. During'WWII, the family lived in Tacoma Park, WA, Washington, DC, and Waco, TX. After WWII, they traveled to Jakarta and Java to resume mis- sionary service. In 1950, they moved to Gaston, Oregon, where Graham attended high school. Gfaham later attended Southwestern Junior Col- lege in Texas and sang in a quartet during his college years. As a young adult, Graham worked for a pine mill and as a draftsman in Oregon. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1961 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX and Ft. Lewis Base, Tacoma, WA, and was honorably discharged. He remained proud to serve and patri- otic throughout his life. He worked as a Lab Tech in the service and continued that occupation at several hospitals. Graham married Delma Dunn in 1959 and they had one child, Shelly Kime (Gourlay). They divorced when Shelly was young. He later married Shir- ley Patrick, and helped rear her children, Sharon Warren and Shawn Pat- rick.Graham and Shirley had an Arthur Murray franchise and they spent many years teaching ball- room, dancing. Graham achieved certifications in Bronze, Silver, and Gold. He earned many trophies and awards during his dance career. Graham worked as a Kenny's Shoe Store man- ager and also worked for the University of Oklahoma. Shirley died in 2005. In 2009, Graham married Stillwater native Barbara Wells. Graham gained a step-son, Clint Liles, with this union. Graham and Barbara shared a love of dancing and 'continued to teachin their Stillwater studio and at OSU. Graham and Barbara also shared a love of travel and took several cruises and road trips together, building many beautiful memo- ries. Graham loved Eden Chapel Church, and was active in the choir, bible studies, prayer groups, and other activities. Graham was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Genevieve Kime; brother, Spencer (Bud) Kime; and sister, Barbara Kime (Lewis). He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wells and her son Clint Liles; Graham's daughter, Shelly Kime Gourlay (husband Mike), granddaughters, Maddy and Sophie. He is also survived by Shirley's chil- dren, Sharon and Shawn. In addition, special friend, Candi Boone, has been like a daughter for many years. More recently, LaNell Davis, assisted Graham and Barbara through the ordeal of Graham's health issues and suffering; she is also like a daughter. Graham's dance career spanned more than 50 of his 78 years. During his last days as he was entering the dream world of transition, he counted dance rhythms, teaching rumba, fox trot, swing, and cha-cha to people that his bedside sitters could not see. Music was always important to Graham. and sometimes he would direct a choir in his dream world. Dance friends are expect- ing to be reunited with him on "God's Great Dance Floor." In lieu of flowers, the family requests memo- rial contributions to Eden Chapel Church, PO Box 441, Perkins, OK 74059. Condolences may be sent and obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh. com Betty Jo Trimble 1924-2015 Betty Jo Trimble, 90, passed from this life on Sunday, February 08, 2015 in Guthrie, OK. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perkins. A memorial ser- vice will be held at 2:00pm on Thurs- traveled all across the United States and even ventured over the pon d to see parts of Europe. Betty was a kind, loving woman who loved her Lord and Savior, her family and every- thing about her life. She was loved by many and day, February 12, 2015 at will be missed by all. Immanuel Baptist Church in Perkins, OK. Betty was born on December 13, 1924 in Johnson, Arkansas to Frank and Ather (Craw- ford) Stanphill. She grew up in Arkansas and Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ather Stan- phill; three husbands, Gene Wasson, Doyle Rus- sell, and Harland "Roy" Trimble; three sisters, Glenna, Dorothy Nell, and graduated from Alpena Veneita. High School. After high Betty is survived by school, Betty worked as a Six children, Sherman waitress. She enjoyed the Russell and wife, Mar- restaurant scene, which garet, Norman Russell, inspired her to open her Darrell Russell and wife, own. Betty started the Perkins Caf6. She made some of the best burgers, chicken, and chili in the Perkins area. Throughout Betty's adult life, she had three hus- bands; Gene Wasson, Doyle Russell, and Har- land "Roy" Trimble, from which she had six chil- dren. She was family oriented and loved spend- ing as much time possi- ble with her children and grandchildren. Betty had many hobbies, including gardening, oil painting, traveling, and watching the Oklahoma State foot- ball and basketball teams. She spent hours making sure her garden looked Picture perfect. Betty Martha, Denzel Russell and wife, Gaye, Roy K. Trimble, Billie Gray and husband, Mike; three sib- lings, Nadine Dill, Alta Reeser, Leo Stanphill; twelve grandchildren, Linda, Jenny, Christine, Eric, Paul, Dena, Shelley, Christy, Patty, Cindy, Ashley, Connor, and numerous great grand- children. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions can be made in Bet- ty's name to the Susan G. Komen charity, in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washing- ton. Stillwater, OK 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www. pmcfh.com. Antiques o:o Gi00s ":" Collectibles Sasser & Company 147 S. Main operkins (405) 547-5298 Layaway .lo Gift Registo, 4 Gift Certificates "i I DOC Continued from Page A1 tinued to struggle, suffering a ruptured abscess after his neuter surgery as well as pneumonia and failure to t00ve. We ha ve since learned that Doc suffers from a genetic conditiori called craniomandibular osteop= athy, which is a bone dis- ease of growing dogs. It affects the bones of the skull, including the lower jaw, and results in irregular enlargements of the affected bones. The abnormal bone growth slows as the dog ages, and usually stops by one year of age. The cause is unknown and it is not cancerous or caused by inflammation. It is an inherited condition in West Highland white ter- riers, and also occurs more commonly in other terrier breeds, including Scottish, Cairn, and Boston. It has also been reported in the Boxer, Labrador Retriever, Great Dane, and Doberman Pinscher. " Basically, Doc had to grow out of the condition, which unfortunately created many painful days. We are so grateful for the McTiernan family being able to help Doc through his growing pains. The shelter is lucky to have a network of rescues and people like Farah Pay- ton-Snider and the McTier- nan family, who provide assistance when they can. Because of them, Doc now has a wonderful life in a loving home. He has completed basic obedience training, and is going to begin preparing to earn his AKC Canine Good Citizen certification. There are currently three dogs currently available for adoption at the Perkins Animal Shelter, including Odie, who is a young wire- haired dachshund that is super sweet and smart. We believe that he is house- trained, and has shown an eagerness to learn which should make training easier. Odie is neutered, dewormed, vaccinated, heartworm, and has been checked by a veter- inarian. If you are interested in meeting and hopefully giving Odie a forever home, please telephone (405) 714- 7778. The adoption fee is only $50. Please remember to register your dog with the City of Perkins, so that if they ever get lost and are found that you can be contacted. To register your dog you will need to bring proof of vac- cinations to City Hall. The cost is just $8 for spayed or neutered dogs and $10 for intact dogs. The fee includes a tag for their collar to pro- vide easy identification. The Perkins Animal Shelter is the municipal shelter for the City of Perkins. We are not a no-kill facility, but we tirelessly work with local rescues and utilize caring foster homes to find loving forever homes for our dogs. If you are a non-profit rescue and are interested in helping to find a home for one of our dogs, please contact Colleen Crummy at freedomdog- sok@gmall.com. Roger Stevens ,.. )El By Cath Fowler i )s: mtique t Street. Perkins ;' "''# .... " ' 'rill 1 I ' t