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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, February 14, 2013 People Jackie "Jack" Ray Delaney 1949-2013 Jackie "Jack" Ray Delaney, 63 of Stillwater, OK, followed his beloved grandson Scotty into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 08, 2013. Services were under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry and were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Perry First Church of the Nazarene in Perry, OK, with the Rever- end Steve v. Smith officiating. Interment was be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, OK. Jack was born March 10, 1949 in Ponca City, OK, the son of James Aaron Delaney and Gladys Delone Kirchner Delaney. Jack attended Ponca City Public Schools and gradu- ated from Ponca City High School in 1967. Jack volun- teered to join the United States Army September 30, 1968. He served his counlry as a Pioneer and Atomic Demolition Expert; he qualified as an M-14 Sharp- shooter. Jack served during the Viemam War and received the National Defense Service Medal. Following his service in Germany, he transferred to the United States Army Reserve. Staff Sergeant Jack Delaney's military career ended Septem- ber 20, 1971 with an honorable character of service. Following his Army career, Jack served as Deputy Sheriff in Marland, OK. Jack was a skilled brick mason. He worked for Conoco in the lab for a time. Jack was employed with OG&E as an operator for 15 years and never missed a day of work. He worked at National.Standard for several years where he was critically injured in 2000. By the grace of God and the strength He gave, Jack survived. Jack began a life-long com- mitment to the love of his life, Barbara Kay Delaney in 1977. Together, they raised their children Marci, Tracie, and Mark Delaney. Having given their lives to Christ, the couple married March 16, 1984 at St. Luke's Church of the Nazarene in Ponca City. Jack was an avid outdoor sportsman and an expert marks- man who enjoyed hunting and fishing. A hard worker, Jack enjoyed woodworking, remod- cling, construction projects, and gardening. The most important interest of Jack's life was his family; he cher- ished time spent with his wife, three children, l0 grandchil- dren, and 6 great grandchildren. Jack is survived by his wife, Barbara, three children, Marci Delaney Bowman and husband John of Perry, Tracie Delaney Klingaman and husband Scott of Perry, Mark Delaney and wife Julie of Ponca City. Pa Jack will be missed by grand- children, Brittaney Davis Ward and husband Frank of Perkins, Amanda Bowman, John L. Davis, J.R. Bowman, Alecia Bowman, and Brendan Klin- gaman of Perry, Mark Aaron (Delaney) Champlin and Cody Delaney of Ponca City, Abby Jo Keltner of Tonkawa, and great grandchildren, Kaylee Riddle, Isabella Cooksey, and Alva Cooksey of Perry, Faith Ward of Perkins, Landon Pruett and Madalynn Champlin of Ponca City. In addition, Jack is survived by his brothers Walter Delaney and wife Carolyn of Newkirk and Buddy Delaney and wife Molly of Ponca City. Jack will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Everett Delaney and James A. Delaney, sister Linda June Delaney and his grandson Scott "Scotty" Riddle. Pallbearers are grandsons Mark Aaron (Delaney) Champlin, John L. Davis, J.R. Bowman, Cody Delaney, Brendon Klingaman, and Frank Ward. Honorary Pallbearers are Walter Delaney, Bud Delaney, Richard Delaney, Ronnie Brown, Norm Resch, Jim Kirkendall, Tommy Con- nelly, Jeff"Rowdy" Meyer and Nonnie Rowe. The family will be at the home of Scott and Tracie Klin- gaman 316 2nd Street (2nd and Delaware) #6, Perry, OK. Memorial Contributions may be made in care of the Perry Church of the Nazarene 829 Jackson, Perry, OK 73077 to provide Bibles in Jack's memory through Gideon International. Alan Rey Snyder 1952-2013 Alan Rey Snyder, 60, of Stillwater, passed from this life on February 11, 2013 in Edmond, Okla. Services have been entrusted to the care of Strode Funeral Home and will be held February 14, 2013 at 10:30 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater with Pastor Reed James officiating. Alan was born on June 17, 1952 in Alva, OK. He spent the latter of his life working at MPower, formally the Sheltered Workshop for Payne County doing various jobs. He loved Dr. Pepper, going out to eat, and going for car rides. Alan was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Snyder, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Hard- ing, a brother, Brett Snyder, and his life-long roommate, Zeke Cable. He is survived by many friends and coworkers. Honorary pall bearers are: Blaine Bowers, Melinda Wilson, Crystal Widener, Sandi Wright, Mike Ndi- rangu, Edward Manda, Tony Manning, Minerba Cerda, and Christi Hall, Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Bessie Kathryn Bostian Everett 1917-2013 Bessie Kathryn Bosfian Ever- ett, 95, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Services were held on Wednesday, Feb- ruary 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Perkins, Okla- homa. Interment followed at Elm Grove Cemetery in Perkins. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. Bessie was born on September 17, 1917, the first of seven chil- dren, to Roy and Ida Bostian. She was born at home on a farm southwest of Stillwater. Preceding her death were her husband, Orville Everett, one infant sister, and three broth- ers, Lavem Bostian, Roy Bos- fian Jr., and Wyman Bostian. Surviving siblings are Danah Cundiff and Pete Bostian. Also surviving are two chil- dren, Janice Fly and Wendell Everett, and six grandchildren, Denise, Michael, Jason, Gary, Troy and Keri. There are 21 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren with a third due any day. Bessie married Orville Ever- ettin 1939. They were married nearly 59 years. Before retire- ment, they lived in Tulsa where Bessie was cafeteria manager at Madison Junior High School. They returned to Sfillwater tD retire and build their dream home. They enjoyed many years on their farm which was located four miles north of where Bessie was raised. For the past two years, Bessie has lived a very happy life at Golden Oaks in StiUwater, Oklahoma. She made many dear friends in her time there. Bessie was known as "Mammaw" to all her grand- children, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and so many countless others she adopted along the way. She was deeply loved and appreci- ated by all who knew her. Memorial contributions can be made to The Elm Grove Cemetery Association at 1012 East 92nd St. Perkins, Okla- homa 74059 or to Gideons International at 324 S Hoppy Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075 in her honor. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Martha Valk Harvey 1928-2013 Martha Valk Harvey, 84, died Friday, February 8, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Feb- rnary 15, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Inter- ment will follow at Sunset Memo- rial Gardens. Reverend Kyle Anderson will officiate. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrange- ments. Martha was born on Octo- ber 7, 1928 to David Carl Valk and Lula Ann Willey in Talala, Oklahoma. She married John Elton Harvey in Claremore, Oklahoma in April 1949 and were together until his death in 2005. She was member of First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, the Social Order of Beauceant, the Eastern Star, the VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Martha is preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, David and Lula Ann Valk; brother, Earl Allen Valk; and sisters, Fern Lightle and Sarah Renfroe. She is survived by her sisters, Margie Melton and her hus- band, Bob, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Joie Taylor and her husband, Charles, of Willis, Texas; her brother, Roger Valk, and his wife, Margaret, of Oologah, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, James Renfroe, of Bartles- ville, Oklahoma; and numer- ous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contribu- tions to be made in Martha's name to First United Meth- odist Church, 400 W 7 th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Rodman services Friday Rose Marie (Walter) Rodman of Perkins died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Bartlesville, OK. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Christian Church of Perkins with John Talley officiat- ing. Interment will follow at the Perkins Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made in Rose's name to the Perkins Community Foundation, PO Box 667, Perkins, OK 74059 for the restoration of the Old Church Center at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza. A full obituary will be published in next week's Journal. Ronald Arthur Todd 1945-2013 Ronald Arthur Todd, 67, of Piedmont, OK, passed away on January 16, 2013. Services were held January 19 Westside Chris- tian Church, Yukon. Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden, Okla- homa City. Arrangements were provided by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Okla- homa City. 'Ron was born Febru- ary 9, 1945, at home six miles east of Perkins, OK. He graduated from Ripley High School. Ron married Carolyn Koelsch on December 12, 1975 in Tulsa, OK. After graduation Ron worked as a tile setter's helper in Stillwater for 9 years. He then started his own business, Ron's Tile and Carpet in Cushing, OK where he worked until 1983. Ron and Carolyn moved to Garber, OK, continuing his tile business and assisting Carolyn's father, Ed Novy, in his farming operation. Ron and Carolyn, since 2000, have traveled and sold western wear at Vari- Ous horse shows and events. In 2008 they began selling collegiate wear at OSU football games. Ron enjoyed his OSU cowboys, collecting antique cars and trucks, going to the cabin at Lake Eufaula, fish- ing for sandbass and his new horse Sadie. Ron is survived by Caro- lyn of the home, sons Doug Todd; granddaughters Alex and Olivia Todd; Donny Todd; grandsons Colton and Brody Todd; step- children Shawn Koelsch; grandson Mason Koelsch and Amy Brown and hus- band Craig; grandson Jack Brown and granddaughter Maggie Brown. Sisters, Ladema Todd and Sherry Clemens and husband Jerry Clemens; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends. Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Eileen Todd; his sister Lodene Chesmore Ball and his brother-in-law Jim Chesmore. Buddy G. Johnson Buddy G. Johnson, 85, of Glencoe, passed from this life peacefully on February 8, 2013 with his family by his side. Services were entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and were held at 2:00pm on Monday, Feb- ruary 11, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater. Buddy was born in Still- water, OK to John and Ann Johnson. He grew up and attended school in the Stillwater area, eventually graduating from Stillwater High School. He attended Oklahoma State Univer- sity before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1952. On March 14 1952, Buddy married the love of his life, LouAnn Greene. Buddy was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country as a Corpsman. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Buddy returned to Stillwater and began a family and a successful career as a painting contrac- tor. He joined his brother Max Johnson and formed Johnson Brothers Paint- ing. After several years, the brothers separated and he began Buddy Johnson Painting and served the Stillwater community for over 45 years. Buddy was a member of Believers Fellowship and several other organizations in the Stillwater area. He was an avid hunter and an excellent golfer, but his true love was his wife of 60 years and 11 months, LouAnn. Fol- lowing his retirement in 2007, he enjoyed reading and being around his family. Buddy Johnson was a perfectionist when dealing with his trade. Although his talent and ded- ication will fade away, his spirit will continue to guide and impact the family and friends he leaves behind. Buddy is survived by his dedicated wife LouAnn, of the home. A daughter Don- nell Patten and husband Charles, of Glencoe, OK. A son Kelly Johnson and wife Debbie, of Oklahoma City, OK. A son Kyle Johnson and wife Kelly, of Stillwa- ter, OK. A son Ken Johnson and wife Rebecca, of Tulsa, OK. 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 3 neph- ews, and 3 half brothers. He preceded in death by his parents, step father Joe Stampley, a brother Max Johnson, a grandson John Bryan Johnson, and a grand- daughter Emily Patten. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com a Two-Piece G ave Liner : SERVING THE 81'1LLWATERAREA SINCE1889