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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 30, 2014 People Catherine Sue Champion 1939-2014 John Howard Hopper 1925-2014 Heather Marie Wilson 1987-2014 Heather Marie Wilson, 27, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 in Payne County. Her funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Octo- ber 30, at Strode Funeral Home Chapel, Stillwater. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cem- etery, Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Heather was born on February 17, 1987 to Curtis Wilson and Anne Fultz in Durant, Okla- homa. She graduated from Still- water High School and went on to receive two Bachelor degrees from Oklahoma State Univerfity. Heather taught eighth grade English at Guthrie Junior High. Heather is preceded in death by her grandfathers Carl Wilson, Bill Miller and Don Fultz. She is survived by her parents, Curds and Janet Wilson, Man- sfield, Texas; Anne and Bruce Fultz, Stillwater; Rob and Jane McCalla, Tecum- seh; grandparents, Judy Wilson, Emilia Miller, Curtis and Mary Kay Dolberry and Mary Jane Fultz; siblings, Ashley Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Amanda McCalla, Sarah Prater, Kimberly Shinold and Fultz; she is also survived by a plethora of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Pallbearers will be Ryan Wilson, Cecil Dolberry, Jerry Pack, Terry Don Pack, Bret Frieden, Kelly Frieden, Rob McCaUa, Andrew Porter, and Glenn Wilson. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary maybe viewed by visiting www. slrodeth.com. Dennis D, James 1954-2014 Dennis James, 60, of Mor- rison, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 20,2014 in Oklahoma City, OK with his loving family by his side. An~ge- ments have been and his cattle. Dennis' love for cattle came at a young age. He spent more than four decades running cattle in several different coun- ties in Oklahoma. He was big into Club show cattle and raised several entrusted to the care of Palmer champions him- Marler Funeral self. It would not Home of Perry. be out of place Funeral services to see his truck wereheldonSaturday,October pulled off the side of a rural 25,2014at 10 a.m. attheWiU highway with Dennis over Miller Gym in Morrison, OK. by the fence admiring a corn- Burial followed at the Morrison plete stranger's herd of cows. Cemetery. Although he spent many hours Dennis D. James was born in working on his ranch, there Perry, OKonMay 19, 1954to was never any question as to Lenard and Betty (Ewy) James. what Dennis' Irue priority was He grew up and attended his family. From the time he schools in Morrison, grad- was a small boy Dennis had uating from Morrison High a special relationship with his School Class of 1972. Fol- mother and throughout his life lowing his graduation, Dennis he never moved far from her enrolled at Oklahoma State side. Dennis' true love was his University. During his school- boys and he was never happier ing he began alifelong passion than when he was spending for farming and ranching by time with his kids. working for Harvey Hatting Dennis made them the center at the feed store, Ed Brooks at of his life and he never missed the dairy, and working on Bill a chance to support his boys Price's ranch. He graduated in their different activities and from OSU in the late 70's with endeavors. two Bachelor's Degrees in Dennis James was a loving business related majors, son,a proud father, a protective Shortly after leaving OSU, brother, a hard worker, and an Dennis and 8 of his friends honest and trustworthy friend. purchased the #9 Ranch near His smile couldlight-up aroom Dustin, OK. In the early 1980's and brighten even the dark- Dennis purchased a ranch near est of days. He will truly be Morrison, land his family still missed by all who knew him. runs cattle on today. In 1980 He was preceded in death by he began dating Teri Garvie his father Lenard James, two and in 1984 the two were mar- uncles Fredrick and Collins fled. This marriage provided James, and his grandparents: Dennis two sons: Cale and Harold and Luella Chenoweth Dylan James. He consid- Ewy and Clarence and Kathryn ered his sons to be his finest James. accomplishment.In the 1990's, He is survived by his mother to supplement his ranching Betty Price of Perryl two sons: income, Dennis worked as Dylan James and wife Megan a mail carrier for Morrison of Stillwater and Cale James and Stillwater. He also spent and wife Nicole of Morrison. many years working as the Dennis is also survived by two bookkeeper for his mother at siblings: Galen James and Betty L. Price Rentals in Perry. wife Nancy of McKinney, TX Dennis James was an easy and Donna Jones of Morrison. going man who enjoyed the Uncle Melvin Ewy and wife simple things in llfe. He was Naomi of Perry, Aunt Vicky an avid OSU Cowboys fan, Beier and husband Ralph of although it is believed that he Perry, Uncle Dan Ewy of Mor- enjoyed the tailgating more rison, Step father Bill Price than the actual games. He of Perry. Four step siblings: spent many weekends at the Larry Price of Owasso, Gary Lake of the Arbuckles with his Price of Perry, Jim Price and friends and family. He was a wife Diana Price of Glencoe, generous man who enjoyed Jane Carter and husband Ron serving his community by of Stillwater. serving on the Noble County The family asks that dona- Fair Board, volunteering as a tions be made in Dennis' 4H and FFA leader in Mor- name to the Morrison FFA in rison and being a member of care of Pahner Marler Funeral the Morrison School board Home 203 Fir Street, Perry, where he had served a term as OK 73077. President. ' Condolences may be sent to The two major passions in the family via an online guest- Dennis's life were his kids book at www.perrycares.com Catherine Sue Champion, 75, passed away on October 28, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla- homa. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 aan. Thursday, Octo- ber 30th at the Church of Christ in Perkins with Mr. Richard Poe officiating. Inter- ment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Perkins. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sue was born March 12, 1939 in Northview, Missouri to Gilbert and Mary (Kammerer) Cruise. She attended grammar school near Springfield and high school in Rogersville, Missouri. She became a Christian in her teens and remained a faith- ful member of the Church of Christ her entire life.January 6, 1958shemarried Frank Cham- pion and they made their home in Missouri, New Jersey, and Oklahoma, where she resided the last 26 years in Perkins. Besides being a loving mother of three, she worked outside the home in various positions such as banking, owner of a paint store, retail, office staff, and eventually retiring from Oklahoma State University pion, Jr and wife Susan; eight grandchildren, Christa and Dusty Collum, Kristyn and David Hoff- hines, Stephanie and Benjamin Gibbs, Steven and Gabby Man- deville, Stepha- nie and Trevor Fry, Brandon Sharp and Jac- queline Cole, Bryan and Stephanie Cham- pion, and Alexis Sharp. Also, five great grandchildren, Riley Kate and Ty Collum,and Anis- tyn, Kate, and Londyn Hoff- hines. She is also survived by eight brothers and sisters, Doris and Cecil Jones, Jerry and Pat Cruise, Linda and Bill Blazer, Joan Jackson, Terry and Verba Cruise, Sandy and Leroy Chaille,John and Brenda Cruise, and Jim and Brenda Cruise, and two sister-in-laws, Margaret Hardnack and Fran Bennett. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steven Mandeville, Brandon Sharp, David Hoffhines, Ben- j~main Gibbs,Bryan Champion, Trevor Fry,Dusty Collum, and Ty Collum. Sue will forever be remem- bered for her love of her family. Granny was a term that meant John Howard Hopper, age 89, passed to heaven on October 25, 2014 in Perkins, OK. A funeral service was held at 10 aan. on Wednes- day, October 29 at Lost Creek United Methodist Church, Stillwa- ter. Interment was at Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Cush- ing. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. John was bom Oct. 10, 1925 near Mountain Home,Arkansas to Alfred & Lucy (Lovelady) Hopper. He was the youngest of 10 children, all who preceded him in death. He was a gradu- ate of Excelsior High School near Cromwell, Oklahoma. He married Virginia Farmer in 1949. They had two children, John Daniel and Rebecca June. Daniel preceded him in death April 2007. In 1976, John mar- fled Doris Seitz and welcomed her children Charles, Kristi & Brenda into his life. He was a member of Lost Creek United Methodist Church in Sfillwater. John was a graduate of Okla- homa State University. He was a career educator, whose career started as a Vo-Ag teacher in in 2008 from the admissions so much to her, when she Wellston and then 14 years at department. She was an excel- heard them call for Granny she Stroud, where he was also a Jr. lent seamstress, very skilled at always lit up. She was always High Principal. After working crocheting, a wonderful cook, loving, caring, compassionate for two years with the Dept of knowledgeable of farming and and exhibited a giving spirit. Labor, John joined Dr. Francis cattle, and quilted many gifts for One word would not begin to Tuttle at the Oklahoma Depart- her grandchildren, define her,but if you could only ment of Vocational Education She is preceded in death by chooseone,itwouldbeservant; and assisted in the formation her husband; parents; brother, servant to her family, servantto of the first five Area Vo-Tech DavidCruise;soninlaw,Steven thosearoundher,andservantto Schools in Oklahoma. His Sharp; and grandson, Gregory the Lord. career culminated as Superin- Watkins. Condolences may be emailed tendent of Central Vo-Tech in Sue is survived by her daugh- to the family and an on line obit- Drumright from 1967 to 1993. ters, Sherri Sharp and Cindy uary may be viewed by visifing At Central Tech, he was consid- Davis; and son Frank Cham- www.strodefh.com. if~ , Ruby Maxine Harlow 1936-2014 Former Perry resident Ruby Maxine Harlow,78, most recently of Stillwater passed from this life on Saturday, Octo- ber 25, 2014 with her family by her side. Ser- vices have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry and a funeral service for Ruby Harlow was held at 2 pan. on Wednesday, October 29, 2~014 at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel in Perry. Burial followed at Grace Hill Cem- etery. Ruby Maxine Brown was born on August 28, 1936 to Harvey and Lula (Joy) Brown in Woodward, OK. She was raised in the Mulhall area and graduated from the Mul- hall-Orlando High School. Shortly after her graduation she began dating a local soldier and in 1954 she married George Harlow Sr. She devoted her life to being a mother and she raised six wonderful children. George was a truck driver and was gone most of the week, leaving Ruby to raise her six children by herself for at least 5 days a week and Ruby gladly did so. She cooked, cleaned, and even made the clothes the kids wore, although her eye for trend fashion was sometimes questioned by her kids. She was very stubborn, independent, and she loved to laugh. When she had free time,Ruby enjoyed reading novels, watch- ing NASCAR, Oral Roberts', soap operas, and listening to her old time country music. She had a quiet nature about her unless she was watching OK State or Dallas Cowboys football. Ruby was an ornery woman who loved attending social activities with her kids, and rarely missed a chance to go camping at Perry Lake or at the Moose Lodge Campground at Lake Carl Blackwell. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Harlow Sr., four sib- lings: Pearl Shelton, Richard Day, Lewis Day, and Meryle Bames. She was also preceded by a daughter in law Sandy Shrum Harlow and a son in law Bruce Burleson. Ruby is survived by six chil- dren: George (Gerri) Harlow Jr., Betty Burleson, Helen (Jim) Slavens, Richard (Lisa Ward) Harlow, Denham (Beverly) Harlow, and Beverly (Rick) Burkett. 15 Grandchildren: Judy, John, MiKayla, Preston, and Jesse Harlow,Josh, Shelby, and Lacey Ward, Deanna Lewis, Vanessa Codner, Tyler, Nicholas, and Hannah Burkett, Keuny and T~. Kukuk. Ruby was also survived by 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild: The family requests that dona- tions be made in Ruby's name. to Judith Karman Hospice, the Alzheimer's Association, or the ASPCA in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home 203 Fir St. Perry, OK 73077. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guest- book at www.perrycares.com ered an innovator, developing programs such as learning labs for students lacking math and reading skills, programs for electro-mechan- ical technology, and an outstand- ing truck driver training program. Among his awards were Career Tech Hall of Fame, 1999; Outstanding National Regional Administrator, 1967; Dr. Fran- cis Tuttle Career Excellence, 1989; the Arch Alexander Uni- versity of Oklahoma Award, 1990; Citizen of the Year, Dammght Chamber of Com- merce, 1983. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Doris; his daughter, Rebecca Hopper of Edmond; step-children, Col. Charles & Sherrie Seitz of Oklahoma City, Kristi & Greg Latcham .of Bogota, Colombia, Brenda Seitz of Tulsa; daughter-in- law, Denise Hopper of Broken Arrow; and beloved grandchil- dren, Whitney & Chet Gfinaldi of Tulsa, John Ethan Hopper of Broken Arrow, Jeremy & Aileen Latcham of Los Ange- les, Jessica & Ryan Seitz-Fan- ning of Washington DC, and Jared Seitz of Oklahoma City. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Career Tech Foundation (3 CT Circle, Dnnnfight, OK 74030); Judith Karman Hospice (PO Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076) or Lost Creek Methodist Church Build- ing Fund (8002 S Washington St, Stillwater, OK 74074). Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obit- uary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. .............. '_ ....... . ' ........................................................ ...................... ................................ ! ....................................................... i