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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 28, 2012 Leon William Harman 1921-2012 Keith Allen MinshaU 1948-2012 Eugene Hampton Eugene Hampton was bum in Coyle, Oklahoma. He lived with his parents Ralph and Laura Hampton and attended ele- mentary school in Coyle. He later moved to live with his grandfather, Erasmus Hamp- ton of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and completed his education at Washington High School. He grew up with his younger brother Walter and his sisters Hazel, Reda, and Clara. His parents relocated South of Luther, Oklahoma where he visited often. During his early adult life, he had the love and care of his uncles, George and Herbert Hampton, and his aunts, Eva, Irene, Lily and Frances Hampton. He entered the US Army and served his country during World War 1I through combat in the South Pacific, and was Honorably Discharged as the war ended. Following his military ser- vice, he returned to Oklahoma and later relocated to Detroit, Michigan to join his uncles and aunts. He was employed at Chrysler Motor Company, and retired after years of success- his last days back in Okla- homa, just a few miles from his birthplace. Throughout his residency in Detroit, he was an active member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and served as an usher and choir member for many years. Eugene was married to Nina Smith for a period of time. Together, they had one son, Lawrence, who was killed during the Viemam Crisis. Eugene and Nina shared in rearing Lawrence's daugh- ter, Edith. Eugene lived comfortably at the Veterans' Home in Clare- more, Oklahoma, and enjoyed socializing with the other residents and playing pool and table games on occasion. Fol- lowing an extended illness, he made his transition on June 19, 2012 and his surviving family members are his nephew and caretaker, Ruben Vick and wife, Sharon, of Owasso, Okla- homa; granddaughter, Edith Clark, of Detroit, Michigan; beloved sister, Clara, and her husband, Calvin Vick, of Still- water, Oklahoma; and a host of Leon William Harman, while being surrounded by his loving family, went to be with God on June 22, 2012. His pres- ence blessed his family and others for 91 years. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater and public visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pro on Tuesday, June 26th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2800 Turner Rd, Ponca City, OK. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00am at First Lutheran Church, 1101 N. 4th St Ponca City, OK. This celebration will be fol- lowed by a graveside service at Resthaven Memorial p~-v Cemetery. Leon was bum April 25, 1921 to Joseph and Essie Harman in Cashion, OK. He attended Cashion High School graduating in 1939. He completed an Accounting degree from Hills Business Schoolin 1941. InMay 1942 their lives. He considered it an honor and privilege to take them to and from school each day. He loved to attend each sporting event that he could. While in attendance he even loved to put in his two cents to the umpires. His favorite sports were football, baseball, basketball, and softball. He enjoyed coaching girl's soft- ball throughout the years. He was a very big supporter of various band organizations as well. He loved camping and trav- eling with his children and grandchildren. His favorite trip was to Germany in 1987 to see his grandson Ronnie who was stationed there with recent passion was from the farm. He enjoyed long Sunday drives to go watch the harvest workers. He loved to ride the combine for hours on end. He also enjoyed helping drive the wheat trucks during har- vest and feeding the baby Keith Allen Minshall, 63, Stillwater, passed from this life Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home. Keith was born in Tryon Octo- ber 6, 1948 to Clyde and Hazel Minshall. Keith grew up in the Tryon and Still- water area. He graduated from Stillwater High School. Keith and Sally Ann were united in marriage July 14, 1984 in Tryon, Oklahoma. Services were held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday June 27, 2012 at the Christian Union Church in Tryon, Oklahoma. Burial followed in the Tryon Cemetery. Keith owned and operated the Minshall Con- struction Company. Keith enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved hunting deer, float- '-'e, t ~-~ ~Jao x"i ver with his sons and their boys, and cooking ribs with the family. Keith was all about family and work. He is survived by his wife Sally Ann of the home, Chil- dren: Shane and Dawn of Stillwater. Blake and Heather of Tulsa. Tony and Nickie of Stillwater. Staci and Aaron of Tuttle. Wayne of Tulsa. Broth- ers and Sisters, Darrell Minshall of Monett Mo. Larry Pritchard of Stillwater. Lori Butler of Stillwater. Denice and J.D. Roberts of Monett,Mo. Danny and Julie of Glencoe. Grandchildren Korbin, Jordan,Ryan,Kylie, Hannah, Ayden, Drue, Taylon, Kaitlyn, Leah and Aison, One Great Grandchild: Greyson. Keith was preceded in death by his parents. Contributions can be made to Family Care Hospice, in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home. 5106 N. Washington Stillwater, Oklahoma. Ser- vices were entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater. Marleta (Campbell) Ramsey Marleta (Campbell) Ramsey, and other coaches. he joined the U.S. Air Force calves. 84, passed away peacefully at She is precededin death by her ~", and was stationed in San Leon is survived by his herhomeonJune23,2012.Her parents, husband, two brothers, : Bemadino, CA. He received wife Kathern of the home, funeral service brother-in-law, ~i his honorable discharge in five daughters, & their fami- was at 10:00 a.m. sisters-in-law, - May 1943 and relocated to lies. His daughters include on Wednesday, and nephew. : Oklahoma City, OK. On Delores & Earl Shortridge, June 27, 2012 at She is survived November 28, 1943 he was Kathleen & Pete Hopkins, Strode Funeral by her daughter, ,~ ful service. Eugene returned devoted nieces and nephews united in marriage to Mary Sandra Foster, Brenda & Home Chapel in Cheryl Ramsey, to Oklahoma often, and lived residing in Oklahoma, Texas, Kathern Huntleman at her Shawn Lewis, & Linda &Stillwater, OK. and husband, ' in Oklahoma for brief periods. NewMexico, Louisiana, Utah, parent's home in Cashion, RogerKelle. Grandchildren Interment was at Christopher While living in Stillwater, he Mississippi andlllinois. OK. He was employed byinclude James Shortridge & Sunset Memorial D. Szlichta; became a member of Mt. Zion His funeral service will be R.D. Cravens in Oklahoma Heather Altman & family; Gardens. Strode granddaughter, , Missionary Baptist Church and held at 11:00 a.m. on Tues- City until 1956 when he Lynette & Greg Humphreys Funeral Home Jennifer Meyer , servedontheusherboardashis day, June 26, 2012 at Mt. Zion and his family relo ated to& family; Tonya & Kevin was in charge of arrange- Hanson, and husband, Jason; health allowed. Missionary:Baptist Church in Ponca City, OK. Hd~c~ntin' Prosch & family; Katiements, three great grandchildren, Jack, He loved his home state and Stillwater, Oklahoma. Inter- ued his profession~eerPalmer & family; Ronnie & She was bum and raised in Jaylee, and Jett Hanson; nieces, , maintained close ties with his iment~;will follow at Sunset with Conoco Oil c0~i~y. Lavonna Hopkins & family; Davenport, OK to Troy and Carla Campbell of Sfillwater, Leon worked for Conoco Oil KaLyn & Danny Burris &Hazel Campbell. She married and Melissa Atkinson, and =' until he retired on January 1, family; Brent & Kari Hop- Clyde Ramsey on March 15, husband, Lance; and nephews, 1981. kins & family; Shasta & 1947. Gary, Dale, and Randy Camp- Upon retirement, LeonAdam Belty & family; Kyle There was never a St. Lo~s bell, and Mike James. enjoyed many various & C hr!~sti Foster & family; !Cardinals gme she djdnt The family th~DrlTodd" activities. He served on the Jason~& T,~rna Fosktejr &i want to watc~OSUsport- Greeri mld:hi~staff, Judith ~.~ Conoco Credit Union Loan family;Sara & Casey Smith ing event she didn't Want to KarmunHospiceandthe:won-;~ ~ Board. He was a member& family; Shane Lewis; attend, or a bridge table where derful caregivers she ~ hadi'~ ,I of Prince of Peace Lutheran Heather & Jason Peck; Josh she didn't want to play. She over the last two months. , Church where he served as & Sarah Kelle & family; worked for Freeman Dilbeck. Condolences may be ,m a treasurer for several years. Jared & Ashley Kelle. Marleta had her dream job at emailed and an online .~- ~,411al He served the Ponca City The family requests that, the OSU Athletic Department obituary viewed by visiting !~ ~:~ . community by deliveringm ll~tff flowers, memonal working for Tommy Chesbro www.strodefh.com. bakery items to various non- cont~ti~tions be made to profit organizations. Prince Of Peace Lutheran ~' The Lord blessed Leon was Church, 2800 Turner Rd, blessed with 5 wonderful Ponca City, OK 74604. daughters, 15grandchildren, Condolences may be 24 great-grandchildren (soon sent to the family via to be 25), and 2 great-great- an online guestbook at grandchildren. He absolutely www.pmcfh.com or on face- adored each and every one of book at www.facebook.com/ them. He was very active in pmcfh TaI g Care Ofrom" Fa lj " IIIIE 48S-3"n4JR8 810 S Ozalcan, THE TER 188a Oklahoma roots. Family and Memorial Gardens. Strode friends grew to anticipate his Funeral Home is in charge of annual visits, and the excite- arrangements. ment of his stories about life The family requests that those in the big city of Detroit. His wishing to do so may make remm visits were filled with donations to the Claremore, family events, reunions, and Oklahoma Veterans Home, memories of his youthfifl days P.O. Box 988, Claremore, as a football hero at Wash- OK 74018 in the name of ington High School. While Veteran Eugene Hampton. in Michigan, Eugene lived in Condolences may be close proximity to his aunts and emailed and an online obitu- uncles, all of whom preceded ary may be viewed by visiting him in death. Eugene spent www.strodefh.com. Lorena Smallwood 1947-2012 and Jerri Branson. She is survived by her hus- band, Clifford Smallwood; two sons, Craig Harris, and his wife, LauriLyn, of Stillwater, and Clifford James Smallwood, of Stillwater; one daughter, Tamie Miller, and her husband, Steve, of Perry ;and two stepsons, Wade and Darren Smallwood, both of Oklahoma City. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Justin Crispin, Blake Crispin, Nick Hams, Chris Harris, Rylee Miller, Jacob Miller, and Amy Lagnese; two great grand- children, Wyatt Crispin and Blake Crispin; one brother, Gene Boyce, and wife, Jennie, of Stillwater; and two sisters, Joann Austell, and husband, Jim, of Stillwater, and Lavena Young, and husband, Jerry, of Stillwater. Condolence may be emailed and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Lorena Smallwood, 65, passed away on June 23, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her funeral ser- vices willbe at 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stillwater, Okla- homa. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pastor Rusty Rhoads will be officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was bom on January 4, 1947 to Harry Boyce and Susan Wood Boyce in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She married Clifford Smallwood on August 10, 1990 in Miami, Oklahoma. She attended Morrison Public Schools and the Oklahoma Beauty Academy in Stillwater. Lorena worked as a beautidan. She liked to garden, as well as canning, and she was a master fretworker. She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Hellen Homberger, Carolyn Godfreed Jerry Dunning 1942-2012 Jerry Dunning, 69, died Home was in charge of on June 19, 2012 in Carney, arrangements. He was born Oklahoma. His memo- September 19, 1942 to Lester rial service was at 10:30 Jackson Dunning and Eunice a.m. on Saturday, June 23, Marie Dunning in Poplar 2012 at the Strode Funeral Bluff, Missouri. He leaves Home Chapel in Stillwater, behind many loving family Oklahoma. Strode Funeral members and friends. Gr ve Liner starting at $3,730 t