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A2- THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 8, 2010 P0000,00ple % JOan Clark Roesler, 84, of Still- ater, died on Saturday, July 3 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her memorial s&vice was held ai 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2910 at the First United Method- ist Church in Stillwater with Reverend Steve Roach officiat- ing. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Joan was born on July 14, 1925 in Oklahoma City to George Emsley Clark and Jessie Maud Skorkowsky. She married Bernard Roesler on June 10,1948 in Rosenberg, Texas. They were married for sixty-two years. Joan and Bernard lived in Sweeny, Texas and Bartles- ville, Oklahoma. They retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkan- sas before moving to Stillwater in-2000. They were members of the First United Method- ist Church and the Charitus Sunday School Class. She was an active participant in Joan Clark Roesler 1925-2010 the Duplicate Bridge Group at the Stillwater Senior Citizens Center, and she loved to read. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Roesler; two daughters, Beverly Sharp and husband, Dr. H.R. Sharp, of Olton, Texas; and Debbie Smith of Stillwater, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Michael Sharp and wife, Roherta, of Purcell; Kerri Mahan and husband, Joe, of Katy, Texas; Carol Cross and husband, Brian, of Longmont, Colorado; Erica Townsend and husband, Will, of Saint Louis, Missouri; Cheri Kemp and husband, Josh, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Sarah Sharp of Olton, Texas; and six great grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be sent to First United Method- ist Church, 400 W. 7% Slillwa- ter, OK 74074. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obit- uary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. , Clara A. Christopherson Kroutil 1910-2010 . Clara Amanda Christo- pherson Kroutil left this life June 27, 2010 at the age of 100. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stillwater with Pastor Velmer Goebel officiat- ing. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Clara was born on March 10, 1910 to Andrew and Marie Christopherson in Naples, South Dakota. She had fond memories of life growing up on a big farm in South Dakota where she was raised with 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She attended Augustana C'ollege where she received a' teaching certificate and taught in a one room sghool house for 4 years, ubtil she met and married Wesley Victor Kroutil, vho was there harvesting, oll July 12, 1933. They then moved to the Glencoe area of Oklahoma. Clara was a faithful Cihristian. She and her family were members of te Zion Lutheran Church, vith the Lutheran Wom- en's Missionary League, and Vacation Bible School. She saw to it that her chil- dren were confirmed and baptized. She gardened, did crafts, and she and Wesley loved to dance. She also worked many years in the cafeteria of the Jefferson Elementary School. A kind and gentle person, Clara will be missed by all who knew her especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Marie; husband, Wesley; two brothers; two sisters; and one son, Andrew Kroutil. She is survived by one son, Larry Kroutil, from Luther, OK; two daughters, Jan Westmoreland and hus- band, Gary of Stillwater, OK and Eileen Borland and husband, Tom of Stillwater, OK; one brother, Alf Chris- topherson of Watertown, SD; one sister, Hazel Ness of Clark, SD; seven grand- children; 13 great grand- children; and one great- great grandchild. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Mary "JoAnn" Fowler 1940- 2010 Mary "JoAnn" Fowler, 70 of Stillwater, died on Saturday, July 3, 2010 in Stillwater, Okla. A Rosary will he held in her honor on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 7 pm, followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 10 am with Father Ken Harder officiating, under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. JoAnn was born May 25, 1940 in Parsons, Kansas to Orrie Shields and Eunice Hart Shields. She graduated from Altamont High School in Altamont, Kansas and later earned a license in Cosmetol- ogy. She married Charles Fowler on July 2, 1960 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Parsons, Kansas. They were married 50 wonderful years. JoAnn enjoyed attending OSU and Pioneer sporting events with her husband Charles. She also enjoyed attending all activities her grandchildren participated in. She worked at Grace Living Center in Sfillwater as a beau- tician. Her compassion was evident as she cared for the residents there for 33 years. She spent most of her time loving and supporting her family. She was totally devoted to her loving husband, family and the Catholic Church. JoAnn was pre- ceded in death by her parents and brothers Bob Shields and Raymond Shields. She is survived by her hus- band Charles of the home, daughter Karen Cryer and husband Rudee of Stillwater, son, Kevin Fowler and wife Kris of Stillwater, son, Khristo- pher Fowler and wife Peggy of Cushing, Oklahoma. She was a loving Mother and Grand- mother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her name to the "Capital Cam- paign Fund" care of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 601 S. West St. Stillwater, Ok. 74074. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obitu- ary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com Edna 1926 Edna Harris, 83 of Perkins, Oklahoma, died on Saturday, July 3,2010 in Cushing, Okla- homa. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Tues- day, July 6, 2010 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Still- water, Oklahoma. Interment fol- lowed at Mount Hope Cemetery in Ripley, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born on December 18, 1926  Hugo, Oklahoma to Waydaon Wallar and Beckie Lyons. She married Lester Lemon Harris in 1952 in Amarillo, Texas. She was a homemaker, liked crocheting, playing bingo, Irav- eling, spending time at the lake with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. Harris - 2010 She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Tex Parker, two grandsons, eight brothers, and one sister. She is survived by son, Rusty Harris and wife, Leona, of Per- kins, Oklahoma; daughters, Glenda Bunch and husband, Billy, of Sham- rock, Texas; Ruby Thiebaud and Glenn Kirtley of Grand- bury, Texas; Betty Wiles and husband, Samuel, of Perkins, Oklahoma; and Rebecca Underwood and husband, Tom, of Perkins, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-six great grandchil- dren. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodeffi.com. ThankYou! Your subscription is important to us. Thank you's go to the following people who have renewed, or are new subscribers, to The Perkins Journal: Perkius-Tryon: Jean Aresco Clairlee Evans Stillwater: Virginia Matheson Cynthia Mueggenborg Andrew Clower Raymond Ely Richard Goldstein Linda Perkins James L. Casey In State: Robin Knight, Oklahoma City Harry Buckles, Ripley Vicky Windiate, Coyle Out of State: You've got a friend*. Want to buy a friend a subscription and save $4? See form on page four... To: Ray Hickey, Stillwater From: Kyle & Gaye Lynn King LaDona Colene Gibson 1939 - 2010 LaDona Colene Gibson, age 71 of Wellston, Oklahoma passed away suddenly early Friday morning, July 2, 2010, at her home. Her funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perkins and were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July, 6, 2010 at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel in Per- kins with Brother Robin Foster officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment followed in the Perkins Cemetery at Perkins, Oklahoma. LaDona was bom on April 13, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Okla- homa and was the daughter of James L. and Rose Catherine Gibson. She grew up in Okla- homa City and graduated from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City. She attended college for a time where she studied art. She loved to design clothing and her best designing was dresses. She worked for twenty years as an operator for AT&T. She enjoyed cooking, watching reli- gious programs on TV, animals especially cats, her family and playing on the computer. She lived in Wellston since March of 2007 moving from Oklahoma City. She is survived by a son Michael Cypert and his wife Kriss of the home; a daughter, Julie Workes and husband John of Littleton, Colorado; two sis- ters, Pat Hammond and husband Jay of Bethany, Oklahoma and Erlene Wells of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Online condolences and guest book are available at pmcfla@yahoo.com Rodeo Royalty Courtney Murray was named the 2010 Perkins Round-Up Club Rodeo Queen during a brief ceremony during Friday night's performance of the 56 th annual event. Presenting her with her crown and sash is 2009 queen Tori Downey. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick FRIDAY NIGHT ALL YOU CAN EAT NOW we are serving your TEXMEX favorites! I ........ Of Your Family" TATER'S at Lucky Chopstix Restaurant 251 E. Hwy33, Suite B-l, Perkins, OK 74059 (405) 547-401 4 THE STILLWATER AREA SINCE 1889 'i ,,':: 304 N Main Perkins, (405). www:00, cfh.com "People00 r