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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 9, 2011 People Michael (Mick) Rose 1939-2011 George W. Brock, 1917-2011 Kristina Anne Singleton 1987-2011 Kristina Anne Singleton, never met a stranger. She age 24, left this world on Saturday, May 28, 2011. She was horn on February 12,' 1987 to Diana Kane and Bryce Singleton. Funeral ser- vices were held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, OK. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. She attended- school in Perkins, Oklahoma graduating Valedictorian of the class of 2005. She was a cheerleader, played basketball and softball, active in band, and stu- dent government. She attended the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University gradu- ating from OSU with a double Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Philosophy in 2010 with plans to attend Tulsa Uni- versity School of Law in the fall of 2011. Kristina was a loving daughter, granddaugh- ter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, but most of all a loving mother. Although her life was so short lived, she touched so many people's hearts with the vibrancy she car- ried with her. She was always happy no mfitter the Circumstances. She was smart, funny, and intelligent with incompa- rable ambition. She was friends with everyone and loved family cookouts and holidays, she was the life of these func- tions. She also loved sPend- ing time with friends. Most of all she loved being with her four year old daughter Karlee, who was her heart and soul. They were like two prin- cesses in one. They were best friends. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her daughter Karlee, mother Diana Kane of Perkins, Ok., father Bryce Single- ton of Stillwater, Ok., sister Chloe Kane, her devoted and loving grand- parents who raised her, Tony "papaw" and Shirley "mamaw" Saberniak all of Perkins, Ok and grandpar- ents Larry Singleton and Adelia Singleton, both of Stillwater, OK. She is also survived by aunts Tana (Danny)Tollerson, Carney, Tara (Nana) Asare, of Edmond and Lar- issa Clark, Stillwater and one uncle, Donny Ward of Arizona and numerous great aunts/uncles, cousins and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate to Kristina's daughter, Karlee A. Rodgers edu- cation fund may do so at any BancFirst, P.O. Box 1, Stillwater, OK 74076. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Johnny Stanley Knight 1955-2011 Johnny Stanley Knight, 55, died on June 3, 2011 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Funeral ser- vices will be held at 10:00 am on Thurs- day, June 9, 2011 at Eden Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor John K. Curtis officiating. Inter- ment will follow at Glen- wood Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born on Decem- ber 21, 1955 in Stillwater Oklahoma to John and Betty Knight. He attended school in Perkins, Okla- homa and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a carpenter and an ordained minister. He married Linda Kay Broomfield on October 14, '1978. They later divorced. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three sons; John Robert Knight, Gavin Levi Knight and Dakotah James Knight. One daughter; Des- tiny Lorene Knight, all of Perkins, Okla- homa. Two sisters; Betty May Driskel of Perkins, Okla- homa and Dorothy Marie Beames, brother-in-law; Calvin Greenwood Beames of Ardmore, Oklahoma and grandchildren; Rainey Michelle Knight and John Matthew Knight of Per- kins; and several nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been created for needs of the surviving minor children. Contributions can be made to the family of Johnny Knight, c/o Strode Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Still- water, Oklahoma, 74076. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www,strodefh.com. Michael (Mick) Rose, 72, of Stillwater, passed from this life on May 29, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Ser- vices have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and were held at 10:30am on Saturday June 4, 2011 'at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. in Stillwater, OK. Michael was born May 5, 1939 to Sam and Ellen Costello Rose in Sheffield, England. He was raised and graduated from high school in the Sheffield area. While in high school, Michael met the love of his life, Patri- cia Hollingsworth. After graduation, Michael attained his electrician's certification. He joined the British Army and was stationed in Germany for two years as part of the Royal Artillery. Upon his return to Sheffield, Michael married Pat and the couple had a son, Peter Rose, In 1967, the Rose Family immigrated to Canada. Michael was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad for 14 years as an electrician. In 1981, he accepted a job with OG&E and the family. relocated to Stillwater, OK. Michael worked for OG&E for 11 years before his retirement. In 2000, he accepted a job as the"electrical pro" with Lowes, retir- ing in 2005. When he was not working, Michael enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren. He was also a member of the local Knights of Columbus. Michael Rose is sur- vived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Rose. A son: Peter Rose and wife Miriam, of Mulvane, KS. Three grandchil- dren: Brittany, Daniel, and Catherine Rose, all of Mulvane, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for friends to make a donation in Michael's name to the Leukemia Foundation, in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washington. Stillwater, OK 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestb0ok at www.pmcfh.com June Lewis 1923-2011 June Lewis, 87, died on Monday, May 30, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3,2011 at Sunset Memo- rial Gardens in Stillwater, Oklahoma with Dr. B. Gordon Edwards officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born in Duncan, Oklahoma on July 13, 1923 to Sterling and Mary Helen (Hollingsworth) Wiles. She attended Duncan High School, and married Clar- ence Ray "Buddy" Lewis in Altus, Oklahoma on June 5, 1942. June was the first woman to be employed by Western Electric, as a switchboard operator, when it first opened its plant in Oklahoma City. She retired from Western Electric in 1980 and moved to Stillwater to be near her daughter and grandchil- dren. She sold Avon for a while, and she enjoyed being a member of the Presbyterian Church, Still- water Hospital Volunteers, Alpha Bells Home Exten- sion Club and the Telephone Pioneers. She is pre- ceded in death by her parents and her husband of more than fifty years. She is survived by her son, Dr. Gary Ray Lewis, of San Diego, CA; daugh- ter, Janna, and husband, Allen Murphy, of Still- water, OK; granddaugh- ter, Rebecca, husband, Scott, and sons, Andrew and Lance Petermann, of Stillwater, OK; and grand- daughter, Katherine, hus- band Tim, and son, Jacob Levi Katzung, of Keystone Colony at Lake Keystone, Cleveland, OK. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. George William Brock, age 93 of Saint John, Missouri and formerly Stillwater, Oklahoma, died on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Saint John. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 6, 2011, at Bible Baptist Church in Stillwater. Burial followed at Elm Grove Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange- ments. He was the beloved hus- band for 58 years of the late Wilma L. Brock (nee Burris); dear father of Carol (Neal) Hamilton, Connie (Roy) Stevens, Kathy Teson and David (Cathy) Brock; dear grandfather, great- grandfather and great-great- grandfather; dear brother of Marjorie Powell, Tom and Kirby Brock and the late Ellen Sumner, Roy, Phillip and Jon Brock; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Brock was a retired employee of McDonnell- Douglas and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Maryland Heights, Missouri and Bible Bap- tist Church, Stillwater. Memorials may be made in his name to the Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1985, Stillwater, OK 74076. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com Wilkins Graduates Magna cunl Laude Kimberley Jo Taylor Wilkins graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College on May 19 with an AAS in Pre- Nursing. Her honors included Magna cure Laude, Phi Theta Kappa - Mu Delta Chapter, Honor Society and a 4.0 grade point average. She resides in Prairie Village, Kansas with her daughter Halley. Kimberley is the daughter of Patrick and Yvonne Taylor of Perkins, OK. Photo provided Lyndall Stout Inducted Lyndall Stout of Stillwater was inducted into the Arkansas Tech University Hall of Distinction during spring commencement ceremonies at John E. Tucker Coliseum on Saturday, May 14. Stout is the first woman and only the third person to be inducted into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction under the Outstanding Young Alumnus category. Selection for the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction is the highest honor that the university can bestow upon art alumnus. Originally from Pawhuska, Stout has built her career in the television industry since completing her bachelor's degree at Arkansas Tech in 1994 and her master's degree at Louisiana State University in 1998. She worked at television stations in Texas, Arkansas and Pennsylvania before returning to her native Oklahoma in October 2010 to serve as host and senior producer for SUNUP, a weekly agriculture television program that airs on public broadcasting stations around the state. SUNUP is produced by the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Services and Natural Resources. She is the daughter of Perry and Marilyn Stout of Stillwater and Brenda Gates of Tulsa. 304 N Main St. Perkins, !'! (405) www.pmcfh.com "People care" SERVING THE 1889