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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 5, 2010 i ..... I ]1111 r i People Sandra Kay "Sandy" Schatz 1937 - 2010 Sandra Kay "Sandy" Schatz, age 72, passed away July 27, 2010 in Stillwater, OK. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 31, 2010 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Kenneth Harder officiating. Inter- ment followed at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Sandy was born September 3, 1937 in StiUwater to Cecil and Fern Henrick and grew up in Stillwater around an extended and loving family. She attended Washington Grade School and graduated from Stillwater High School before attending Okla- homa State University. Sandy was united in marriage to her childhood friend, Charles Rea Schatz on June 15, 1957 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was a life- long parishioner. After mar- riage they moved to southem California where Charles was stationed in the U.S. Navy. After Charles's service, they returned to Stillwater where they raised two children. Sandy was employed at Okla- homa State University starting at the Chemistry Department before moving to the Student Union and finally the payroll department in Whitehurst Hall. She retired in 1991. She was also active in the St. Francis Financial Council and Alter Society. To fill her time after retirement, Sandy volunteered at Elite Repeat and enjoyed tending her garden. She passionately baked cookies for her grandchildren, and occasionally "encouraged" Charles to repaint the house. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who loved and cared for her. Sandy is survived by her husband, Charles; her brother Cecil; her daughter Deborah Rabinovitz and husband Joel of TX; son Jeffrey Schatz and wife Mary of WI; and her four grandchildren Kailee Rabinovitz, Zachary Rabino- vitz, Michael Schatz and Hali Schatz. She was preceded in death by her parents. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to the Sandra Schatz Memorial Fund at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, P.O. Box 909, Stillwater, OK. 74076, or to Judith Karman Hospice, Inc. at P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK. 74076. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family and an online obit- uary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Melinda "Beth" Johnson 1956 - 2010 Melinda "Beth" Johnson, 53, passed away on July 28, 2010 in StiUwater, Oklahoma. Her service was held Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 2:00 pm, at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Norman Richmond offici- atingl Interment followed at Fair- lawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Beth was born on December 27, 1956 to Arvel and Mattie Lena Sumpter in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She married Philip Johnson on December 16,1977 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Beth graduated from Meeker High School in 1975, attended Seminole Junior College, eam- ing an associate degree, continu- ing her education at Oklahoma State University where she stayed to work as a secretary for many years. However, after her second grandchild was bom she made the decision to stay home and help raise her grandchildren. A majority of her time was devoted to caring for her family and others around her. She even worked at Com- munity Access assisting handi- capped adults. She was a very talented indi- vidual. She was an excellent cake decorator and loved any art or craft, as well as animals and children. She is survived by her par- ents, Arvel and Mattie Lena; her husband, Philip, of the home; one son, Michael Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska; one daugh- ter, Mishelle Johnson-Sanogo and husband, Moustapha of Stillwater, OK; four grand- children, Carli B. Winchester, Quinton M. Johnson, Nicholas S. R. Johnson, and Katelin A. Sanogo; one sister Jannie Bar- rington and husband, Joe of Okemah, OK; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Margie Louise Ray 1940 - 2010 Funeral services for Margie Louise Ray, 69, of Stillwa- ter were held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Glencoe United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Weathers offici- ating. Services were entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Stillwater, OK. Margie was born on Decem- ber 20, 1940 in Haworth, OK to Thomas Franklin and Rose (Waters) Murray. She grew up and attended school in Tipton, OK, graduating from Lange High School. Margie married Charles Ray on Dec 6, 1974 in Waiters, OK. In 1986 Margie and Charles moved to Stillwa- ter, OK. She became a very she loved more than anything. Margie went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Alamosa, CO. She is survived by her children: Debbie Hudman and husband, Chris of Geronimo, OK, Ruth Ann Harp and husband, Blair of TulM, OK, Charles Andrew "Chuck" Ray, Jr. and wife, Amanda of La Conner, WA, Adrean Sturgess of Alamosa, CO, and Kevin Sturgess and wife Denise of Alamogordo, NM; one brother, Haskell Murray; two sisters, Flora Young and Charlyne Stafford; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may active member of the Glencoe be made in Margie's name to United Methodist Church where she was involved in the missions and food ministries. Her hobbies included fishing and traveling to New Mexico in her camper. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, who the Glencoe United Methodist Church or the Walters Cemetery Association c/o Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Stillwater. Condolences may be sent to the family via our online guestbook at www.pmcth.com Lucretia (Kris) Thomas 1948 - 2010 Lucretia (Kris) Thomas passed away Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at the OU Medi- cal Center in Oklahoma City. Lucretia Ann (DeLong) Thomas was born on March 3rd, 1948 in Still- water, Oklahoma to Walter Delong and Virginia (Keller) Delong. Kris married Robert (Bob) Thomas on March 3rd, 1967 and to this union two children were born. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, yard work, decorating her home, and lavishing her 2 dogs with time and toys. Kris leaves behind one son, Brian Thomas and wife Ginger of Perry, OK; one daughter, Leesa Thomas Silver of Dallas Texas ; sister Janette Stromberg and husband Dave of Stillwater, OK; uncle, Ted Keller of Roff , OK ; aunt, Elsie Engelke of Wichita, KS. Grandchildren: Shawn Newell of Orange, TX, Brady Thomas of Little Elm, Texas, Luke and Jake Thomas of Perry, OK. The family will be follow- ing the direction of Kris's last wishes of no service. The family does request all contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent using our online guestbook at www.perrycares.com. Lemons-Bickell to Wed Meagan Elizabeth Lemons and Brian Lee Bickell will wed Sunday, August 22 "d at 4 p.m. at the Marland Mansion in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Beth Thompson of Shaw- nee and the granddaughter of Shirley Thompson andthe late Kenneth Thompson of Shawnee, Oklahoma. The groom-to-be is the son of Tom and Sue Bickell of Perkins, Oklahoma and the grandson of Ray and Carolyn Allison of Parkland, Oklahoma. Lemons graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Bickell graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006. Robert Dale Fenimore 1925-2010 Robert Dale Fenimore, the OSU College of Edu- 84, died on July 28, 2010 cation Hall of Honor, the in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Memorial services will be held at 2: O0 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the First Presbyte- rian Church in Stillwater with Dr. B. Gordon Edwards offi- ciating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Bob was born in Wood- ward, Oklahoma, on October 6, 1925, the first child of Orris and Maude Fenimore. He attended Woodward Public Schools and graduated in 1947 from Oklahoma State University (then called Oklahoma A&M College) where he received a B.S. degree from the college of Edu- cation majoring in Social Studies. During his college career, Bob was Oklahoma A&M College's first two-time All-American and played on both the winning 1945 Cotton Bowl and 1946 Sugar Bowl football teams. The Daily Oklahoman named him Player of the Year in 1944 and 1945. In 1947, he was selected as the first round choice in the NFL draft and was third in the Heisman Award. Following his graduation from Oklahoma A&M, Bob was drafted by the Chicago bears and played profes- sional football one year. He then returned to Oklahoma and began his career with the Massachusetts Mutual Life insurance Company in Oklahoma City. In 1953, he and his family moved to Stillwater, where he worked as a district manager for the company until his retire- ment in 1985. During his 40 years with Mass Mutual, Bob was named a National Quality Award Winner for 17 years and a member of the Leaders Club for 15 years. He was a past presi- dent of the Northern Okla- homa Chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU). Bob's football legacy at Oklahoma State University included his induction into the National Football College Hall of Fame, the Helms Football Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, OSU Distinguished Alumni Award, the OSU Track Hall of Honor as well as the OSU Founda- tion Board of Governors. Bob was actively involved in his church as well as his community. He served as an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater for four 3- year terms and Deacon for two 2-year terms. He served as President of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, President of the United Way and a member of the Stillwater Parks and Recreation Board of Directors. Bob was a life- time member of the OSU Alumni Association and former vice-president of the Payne County Alumni Association. Bob clearly distinguished himself with his accom- plishments and dedica- tion to his college, work, church, community and family. He and Veta Jo, his wife of 63 years, made their home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the past 50 years. Survivors include their two daughters, Eliza- beth Ann Atess and her husband, Robert Dale, and Jo Ellen Jones, all of Stillwater. Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Kathryn Jones McNeill and her husband, Ran, of Dallas, TX; Sarah Atess of Cincinnati, OH; and David Atess of Stillwater; his brother, Harry Fenimore, of Stillwater; and his sister, Shirleinne Jennings and her husband, Bud, of Woodward, OK. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made in Bob's name to First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan, Stillwater, OK 74074; Judith Karman Hos- pice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwa- ter, OK 74076; Oklahoma State University School of Education or Iba-Fenimore Society of Oklahoma State University c/o the OSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076 Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com TATER'S servg ood Ole otmtry ooktngl land breaded thlcken rled teak, latfisb, specialty, burers and sandwiches. 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