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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 14, 2012 Dorothy Ann CoUyar David "Keith" Humphrey 1931-2012 1951-2012 r 'i Moran "Abe" Shuckakosee 1941-2012 Moran "Abe" Shuckakosee, 70, died on Friday, June 8, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. iris funeral service were held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednes- day, June 13, 2012 "at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Inter- ment was at Iowa Tribal Cemetery in Perkins, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Abe was born on September 3, 1941 to Frank C. and Inez Dorothy Ann CoUyar, 81, of ' her daughter, Dorothy Scar- David"Keith"Humplarey, 60, to be a great father and always Stillwater, OK, passed from brough and her husband Terry, of S611water passed from this prioritized his relationship with this life on Monday, June 11, of Stillwater; a son, Steve life on Monday June 11,2012 Margaret and Andmw over work 2012 at Stlllwater Collyar and his with his family and hobbies. Medical Center wife Dana, of by his side. Ser- He was a long- surrounded Edmond; grand- vices have been time storm spotter by her loving children Tyler entrusted to the and volunteer for family. Her ser- served as a lifetime member vices have been of the Salvation Army, and entrusted to the was a member of the l%deral Care of Palmer Order of Police. Marler Funeral He was the great- Home of Still- great grandson of water and will Daniel~ Tohee, be held on Thursday, June 14, Chiefofthelowa 2012, at 10:00 AM at Palmer Tribe that signed Marler Funeral Home Chapel the treaty for the in Stillwater. Interment will land surrounding follow at Sunset Memorial Perkins, whose Gardens south of Stillwater. Scarbrough and care of Palmer the Stillwater his wife Lauren, Marler Funeral E m e r g e n c y of Moore, Home of Still- Coordination and OK, Jenny water and will be Communication Scarbrough, of held at 3:0Opm on Center. He was Stillwater, Jes- Thursday, June also a member sica Collyar and 14, 2012 at the of the OSU Kevin Collyar, of Edmond; Palmer Marler Fire Protection great grandchildren Paige, Funeral Home Chapel. Alumni Association, as well as Christopher, and Madeleine Keith was born on October the StiUwater Rifle and Pistol Scarbrough, of Moore. She 31, 1951 to Boyce LeRoy Club. is also survived hy special and Betty Jane Humphrey in KeithHumphreywasapmcti- friends Art and Brenda Per- Winston Salem, NC. He grew cal joker who loved living life. kins, of Perkins, OK; and up and attended grade school He was always up for an adven- Karen and Bob Thurman, of in Kemersville, NC. When ture and was an open-minded Perkins, OK. he was 10 yrs old his family and loyal friend. He took his Dorothy was preceded in relocated to E1 Paso, TX, where civic responsibility very seri- death by her husband, Leroy Keith graduated from lrvin High ously and he never missed the Collyar in 2003. She was School. After graduafion, Keith opportunity to vote in any and also preceded in death by enlisted in the U.S. Army and every election, from presidency her parents, as well as three was stationed in the Netherlands. tolocalschoolboards.Keithwas son, Robert A public visitation will be held Tohee, was the from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on father of Abe's mother, Inez Wednesday, June 13. Tohee-Shuckakosee. Abe was Dorothy was born on April loved by many nephews and 1, 1931 in Mt. Pleasant, PA nieces, brothers and sisters, and to Frank Benjamin Miller and a devoted wife who stood by Emma Helen Stefl. In 1966, Lydia (Tohee) Shuckakosee him until the end. His memory she relocated to Stillwater. in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He will live on. She held many various jobs, He is preceded in death by but was employed by North- graduated from Tryon High ing degree. His first marriage Shuckakosee; brothers, Bob ended in divorce, and on Sep- F. and Jake L. Shuckakosee; tember 23, 1993 he married sisters, Cynthia A. Shucka- Dianna Louise Crow in Tulsa, kosee-Cramer, Sandra L. Oklahoma. He was a master Shuckakosee-Bell-Savery, and at crossword puzzles, and he Josie I. Shuckakosee-Money- read every book in the Perkins maker-Brake; and one child, Library as a teenager. He was Pemell Shuckakosee. offered several scholarships in He is survived by his wife, basketball, baseball, football Dianna L. Shuckakosee; three and track with numerous uni- sons,"Duke" Abraham Shuck- versifies. As an adult, he made akosee, Jr., Joseph Shuckako- it his personal mission to feed, see, and Flint Shuckakosee; clothe and comfort the home- three stepchildren, Tommy less. In one instance, he opened Monks, Maria Snider, and his home and gave shelter to a Tammy Snider; and one homeless man, a complete brother and sister. stranger. He was a member of Condolences may be emailed theNative American Church, to the family and an onlihe obit- and an elite member of Mensa, uary may be viewed by visiting High IQ Society. Abe also w,~.strode~fla.com. ,,~R , ' ,,-r= Karen Hawkins Miler 195212012 ................................. to youth and college students. She was a part of the Desk and Derrick Association and volunteered at the Stillwater Medical Center Auxiliary. She is survived by her par- ents, Richard and Kathryn Hawkins; her husband, Lynn Miler; one son, Joshua Miler; two daughters, Stephanie Collins and Katie Dowty; one brother, Hunter Hawkins; and seven grand- children: Caleb Dowty, Jacob Dowty, Lacie Dowty, Beau Dowty, Katelynn Collins, Madison Collins, and Reagan Miler. Pallbearers will be Brent Tate, Joey Gerke, Matt Boggs, Ben Brown, T.J. Burger, Wyatt Smith, Clayton John- son, and Mark Roberts. Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Heights Baptist Church Building Fund at 2617 North Jardot Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma Karen Hawkins Miler, 59, passed away June 10, 2012 in S611water, Oklahoma. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Brent Prentice will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma. There will be a visitation held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Karen was bom on August 26, brothers, and a sister. The He served in both the Viemam a dedicated father, a caring hus- family would like to thank War and as a communication band, a mischievous brother, and ..... .,,,rr~ +~,~,mh- a refiablepublic servant. High- over 35 years, and worked flaeir excellent and compas- out Europe. way 177 North willnot be same there until just before her sionate care of Dorothy, and Following his discharge from without Keith being available passing. Dorothy was a feisty would like to request in lieu the Army, he returned to North to stop and help any stranded woman who loved nurturing of flowers, that donations Carolina where he found a motorist on the side of the road. her family, cooking, and fish- be sent to Encompass Home passion for firefighting. He Keith's life could best be sum- ing. She enjoyed her garden Health. Friends may leave began his career as a volunteer marized by the phrase "anyhhing, and growing beaufiful flowers, condolences for the family firefighter in Kemersville, NC foranyone, anytime." Dorothy was proud to be one via an online guestbook at while obtaining his Associate's David "Keith" Humphrey of Tiger Woods' greatest fans www.pmcfh.com or by post- Degreein Fire ScienceTechnol- was preceded in death by his and enjoyed watching golf on ing to our facebook page, ogy from the Forsyth Technical parents. He is survived by his television. She is survived by www.facebook.com/pmcfh. Institute. wife: Margaret Betts and his In 1978, Keith moved to son, Andrew Graeme Hum- Stillwater, OK to pursue a phrey, both of SfiUwater, OK. Bachelor's Degree in Fire Pro- Two sisters: Nadine Humphrey tection and Safety Technology Atkins of Stillwater, OK and at Oklahoma State University, Annette Humphrey Marshall Following his graduation, he and husband Dennis, of Garland, worked for several years for TX. Four nieces and nephews: the Oklahoma State University Josh and Nathan Atkins ofNorth Safety Department. Carolina and Christi and BJ :i Shurtz, Vencl to :Wed Sarah Bridget Shurtz and Chase Tyler Vencl will marry at 6:30 p.m. on June 30, 2012 at The Kirkland Chapel at Camp Loughridge in Tulsa, OK. Pastor Chris Harrison will officiate. Parents of the couple are David and Linda Shurtz of Perkins, OK, and Wendell and Judy Vencl of Garber, OK. Grandparents are Darla Shurtz-Woody of Perkins, OK and the late LeRoy Shurtz, Alice Shears of Tulsa, OK and the late Jack Shears, Tony and Lora Vencl of Garber, OK, and the late Delores Heitfeld. Sarah is a 2005 graduate of Kingwood High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently practicing as a Pediatric Oncology RN at St. Francis Children's Hospital in Tulsa, OK. Chase is a 2006 graduate of Garber High School and a 2011 graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering, and a minor in Petroleum Engineering. He is currently a Mechanical Engineer at Webco Industries, Inc. in Mannford, OK. While at OSU, Keith met the Marshall of Garland, TX. One love of his life and his wife for i ~ nephew: Hyde Atkins, of more than 26 years, Margaret '~orth Carolina. Betts. In 1984, Keith accepted[ ~['lieu of flowers, the family a position as a Fire Protection,+ ~;~requested that donations be Engineer with ConocoPhillips ~~ +lli+~!e in Keith's name to Judith in Ponca'.City, OK where ~ Hospice or The Leuke- remained employed until his mia and Lymphoma Society. passing. In 1995, Keith and Condolences may be left for the Margaret had a son, Andrew, family via an online guestbook who became Keith's main focus at www.pmcfh.com or on face- and best friend. Keith never book at www.facebook.com/ overlooked his responsibility pmc~ 1952 to Richard and Kathryn "Kitty" Hawkins in Shreve- port, Louisiana. She married Lynn Miler on December 30, 1977 in Houston, Texas. She attended school at Ste- phen F. Austin University, Northern Oklahoma Junior College, and Oklahoma State University. She worked as a Petroleum Land Techni- 74075. cian. 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