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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 18, 2011 People Olys Eugene Boyce 1922-2011 Elberta B. Higgs 1925-2011 Katie Womack 1981-2011 Katie Womack loved life, friends, and family! She had a passion for animals and nature, learning, traveling, and for her alma mater, Oklahoma State University. Katie's adven- tures spanned the scope of family vacations to 49 states, back- packing across Europe, relaxing on tropical beaches, and being a faithful traveling fan of Oklahoma State athletics. Katie was such a good friend to many people and her influence on others will live forever. Katie was a new bride and spent the first year of their marriage making their house a home. She loved growing plants from seeds, planting her organic garden, and sharing her new Pioneer Woman recipes. Katie was committed to health and fitness and ran her first marathon last year with David. Katie fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. She is now watching over her loved ones and rocking her baby in heaven. Katherine Charlotte Reavis Womack passed away unex- pectedly of severe heart complications on August 14, 2011 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Her memo- rial service was at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater with the Reverend Gordon Edwards officiating. Arrangements have been made with Strode Funeral Home of StiUwater. Katie was bom September 15, ,00ato ....... Gary and Elodie Reavis. She , ,etr:. ai?it.., and graduatea from Woodward High School in 2000. She graduated from Oklahoma State University summa cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She would have received her Master's degree in December. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega social sorority and many campus organizations. On July 23, 2010 Katie mar- ried the love of her life, David Womack, in Cancan, Mexico. During their short marriage they enjoyed more happiness and love than most people do in a lifetime. Katie began working for the Oklahoma State University Foundation in 2006. In 2009 she moved to the president's office and began working as the scheduler for the office. She was working there at the time of her death. Katie is survived by her husband, David Womack and their puppies, Barkley and Wrigley of Stillwater, her parents Gary and Elodie Trout Reavis of Woodward, her brother Dustin Reavis and wife Melody of Stillwater, her grandmother Ella May Reavis of Edmond, her mother and father-in-law Beverly and Mack Carter of Stillwater and father-in-law Jack Womack of Morrison, sister-in-law Lori Womack and Mike Taylor and her son Caleb of StiUwater, brother-in-law Steve Womack, wife Brandi and their children Guner and Abby of Morrison. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of wonderful friends. Preceding her in death were her grandparents James and Joel Trout of Ponca City and Jess Reavis of Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be made through the Oklahoma State University Foundation for ,K. tie Womack Endowed Cholltship Fund. Giftswill wledging special appreciation for Gary Clark and Burns Hargis for their unwavering support during this difficult time. Please make checks payable to the Oklahoma State University Foundation P.O. Box 1749 Stillwater, OK 74076. Condolences may be emailed and an online obitu- ary may be viewed by visiting Norma Lee Goom Lincoln Norma Lee Goom Lincoln, a loving mother and devoted 87, of Perkins, OK died wife. While in Tulsa, Norma Sunday, August 7, 2011, at worked for Tulsa Public her home. Memorial ser- vice was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 13 at Strode Funeral Home in Still- water, OK, Don Meints presid- ing. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She grew up in Ripley, OK; and attended Oklahoma A&M where she met her future hus- band, Joe Tom Lincoln. After marrying on June 12, 1948, they traveled the western states as part of a seismograph crew. She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1960 and throughout her life she was active in Bible study and community ministry. She and her husband settled in Tulsa in 1963 where they raised their family. She was Schools as a secretary at Memorial High School. After retirement she and her husband moved to Cush- ing, OK and she was a member of the local congregation of Jehovah's Wit- nesses there until her death. She is survived by her son, Tom Lincoln and his wife Jan of Tulsa; and 2 daugh- ters, Deni Clark and Lisa Lincoln and her husband Victor Roubidoux of Per- kins; 5 grandchildren, Brett Clark, Chris Clark and his wife Kristyn, Mitchell Clark, Gary Roubidoux, and Caitlyn Lincoln. Condolences may be emailed and an online obitu- ary may be viewed by visiting Olys Eugene Boyce, 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Coyle Oklahoma. His services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Assembly of God Church in Coyle with interment fol- lowing at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pastor Merl Kinser and Rev- erend Gene Herndon will be officiating. Strode Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. He was born on October 12, 1922 east ofCoyle, Oklahoma to Ora and Amber B0yce. He married Vera Miller on May 9, 1944 in Guthrie, Okla- homa. They had two sons and a daughter. Olys attended school in Coyle, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Coyle and served as a trustee from 1948 to 1998. Olys worked on the S. F. Railroad from 1951- 1953. He worked in con- struction around OSU from 1957-1970. From 1957-1960 he drove a truck for Payton Oil. He was been a member of Soil Conservation since 1951 He was a dairy farmer for 56 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Calvin Boyce, two sis- ters OvaLee Bentley and Vyrl Notting- ham and one brother, Vemon Boyce. He is survived by one daugh- ter, Martha Sissons of Coyle; one son Wayne Boyce of Coyle; one sister Esther Nottingham of Perkins; five grandchildren Dwain Sissons of Arkansas, Teresa Moss of Perkins; Michael Boyce of Guthrie, Candy Boyce of Florida, Holly Boyce of Coyle; five great-grand children Coltan, Daniel and Emily Sissons, Jackson Webb, Cody Moss, and one to be born in Febru- ary. Memorials may be sent to Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076 or Coyle Assem- bly of God Youth Building Fund, P.O. Box 276, Coyle, OK 73027. Condolences may be emailed and an online obitu- ary may be viewed by visit- ing Linda Jo Egner 1947-2011 Linda Jo Egner, 63, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla- homa. Funeral services for Mrs. Egner were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2011 in the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Oklahoma with Dr. Norman Richmond officiating. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Linda was born on Sep- tember 6, 1947 in Alva, Oklahoma to Sylvia and Ray Gannon. She married Kerry Gene Egner Sr. on June 1, 1969 in Alva, Oklahoma. They had two sons. Linda attended Northwest- ern Oklahoma State Univer- sity and earned a Bachelor of Science. She was a substitute teacher. She was a member of the Stillwater Porcelain artist and the World Organization of China Painters (WOCP). She is preceded in death by both of her parents. She is survived by her hus- band, Kerry Egner Sr. of StiU- water and sons, Kerry Egner Jr. and Alex Egner. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in Linda's honor to Relay for Life, American Cancer Soci- ety c/o Karen Ward 106 E. Made Drive, Stillwater, OK 74075 Condolences may be sent and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting Robert Gene Culie 1964-2011 Memorial Services for Robert Gene Culie, age 46, of Wellston were held Sat- urday, August 13, 2011, at 2: 00 p.m., at the Hayes Funeral Home Chapel in Guthrie. Robert passed away Monday, August 8, 2011, from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born on December 24, 1964, in Chicago, IL, to Pete and Bonnie (Grissom) Culie. Robert is survived by his Mother Bonnie Culie of Wellston, seven children, Edward (Jessica) Culie of Wellston; Robby Culie of Edmond; Michael (Sara Phillips) Culie of Stillwater; Tyler Culie of Broken Bow; Karen Fox of Erie, PA; Jes- sica (Christopher) Pierce of Stillwater and Ashley Culie of Tulsa. He is also survived by his brother Donald (Diana) Culie of Wellston; five grand- children and his girlfriend Linda Rahn of Wellston. Services are under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at Elberta B. Higgs, 85, passed into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Stillwater. Ser- vices have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater and will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. in the Church of Christ of Perkins with Pastor Richard Poe presiding. Elberta was born on Octo- ber 6, 1925 in Abilene, Texas to Gerald and Jettie Cline. She grew up in the area, graduating from Abilene High School. She then married the love of her life, Ordis Clinton Higgs, a union that lasted until her passing. The couple then made their home Louisville, Kentucky. After Louisville they lived in Arkansas for over 35 years, and after a short time in Louisiana moved to Stillwa- ter in the early 90's. Elberta worked as a seamstress for many years in department stores. In her spar time, she enjoyed writing poetry, teaching Bible gchool, and making quilts for each newb0rm in the Chutrch of Christ of Per- kins, where she was a member since 19492. Elberta was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Jettie Cline, and brother Gerald Howard Cline. Elberta is survived by her husband Ordis, tw sons: David Higgs and wife Shelia of Stillwater, and Bruce Higgs of Cumberland, Mary- land, three grandchildren: Wesley Higgs and veife Pam of Tulsa, Chanda Spencer of Stillwater, and Sheryl Boutz of Sherwood, Arkansas, nine great grandchildren, and one great.great grandchild, as well as many friends. Friends may leave con- dolences for the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.corn Priscilla and Tom Kinnick Kinnicks Celebrating Anniversary Tom and Priscilla (Wash- inka) Kinnick, Stillwater, are celebrating their 50th anniversary throughout the year. In April, they took a trip to New Orleans. They met their daughter, Jacqueline, and her family at Lake Tahoe for a combined celebration of their 50th anniversary and the younger couple's 25th anniversary. Later this year the Kinnicks are planning a trip to Italy. They were married July 21, 1961. They have two children, Jacqueline Anderson, who lives with her husband, Kyle, and their two children, Charlie, 17, and O (Olivia), 13, in Fort Collins, Colo.; and Thomas Jackson "T J," who died in 1992 of AIDS at the age of 28. While Kinnick served; in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, the couple and their children lived in San Diego, Calif., twice and in Long Beach, Calif.; New London, Conn.; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, twice; the Republic of Singapore in Southeast Asia; and Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb. Upon his retirement from the Navy, the Kinnicks returned to Stillwater, where he taught at Stillwater High School and she taught at Stillwater Middle School as well as at SHS. Kinnick also co-owned and operated Silver Slug- gers sports card shop until it was sold. Since retiring from teach- ing, Kinnick has managed Kinnick Properties, LLC, the old Kinnick farm, which now builds and leases ware- houses. SERVG r STILt.WATER AREA $JNCE:I "