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A2-THF. PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 2, 2004 Ruby F. Bloom 1927-2004 Ruby E Bloom, 77, Stillwater, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at Westhaven Nursing Home, Stillwater. Services were held Wednesday, December 1, 2 p.m. at River of Life Church. The Reverend Harold Hughes officiated. Burial was at Osage Cemetery, Agra, OK. Arrangements made by Strode Funeral Home. Ruby was born August 22, 1927 to John Corbin Brown and Della Lewis Ruby F. in Coffeyville, KS. She married Leon T. Bloom, November 9, 1944 in Modesto, CA. He preceded her in death July 4, 2004. She had lived in Agra, Cushing and Ripley. She moved to Stillwater in April of 2004. She worked in the food service area at OSU for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, crocheting and music of all sorts. She also col- lected Elvis Presley memorabilia. She was a member of the Bap- !tist church. She was employed as a Food Service Aide at OSU. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leon T. Bloom. She is survived by two sons: Edward C. Bloom and wife Peggy Sue, Ft. Worth, TX; Stanley L. Bloom and wife Patti, Bloom Perry, OK; three daugh- ters: Wanda S. Webb and husband Robert; Rita Henley and husband Bob, all of Stillwater; Linda Fields and husband Larry, Perkins; and 14 grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Condolences may be e- mailed' to the family at STRODEFH@AOL.COM. Lavina Jane Hussey 1931-2004 Lavina Jane Hussey, 73, Stillwa- ter, died Tuesday, November 23, 2004, in Stillwater. Services were held Saturday, November 27, 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Stillwater. The Reverend M. Rick Hendficks officiated. Burial was at Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry. Arrangements made by Strode Funeral Home. Lavina was born March 2, 1931 in Perry, OK to Chester Swart and Lola V. Crockett. She married Henry "Ferg" Hussey on August 28, 1954, and they recently celebrated their 50~ wedding anniversary. She graduated from Perry High School in 1949 and attended Hill's Business University. She started college on a part-lime basis at age family lived for40 years. She retired in 1994 and moved to Stillwater. She was a member of First Chris- tian Church, Oklahoma Society of CPAs, Stillwater Country Club Women's Golf Association, and a volunteer at Judith Karman Hos- pice. She was an avid golfer, loved reading, traveling, sewing, and being with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her husband of the home, one daughter, Jan and husband David Pratt, Stillwater, one son, Scott and wife Nancy Hussey, Singapore; four grandchildren: Brian Pratt and wife Leann, Tulsa; Kristi Pratt, Stillwater; l auren and 35 and graduated 15 years later Taylor Hussey, Singapore; and one from State Uniyersi,with 'grandchild, Carson of Tulsa. ~fied~:~ ~.~ ~so survived by one brother- er, slae became a Certified Public-, in-law~ Hugo Friedemann, Perry; Accountamh 4md ,aftex. t t was, 4wo sist rs-in-law: Vema Lee Swart, certified as a Financial Planner. Stillwater; and Fern Swart, Modesto, She worked as a staff accountant at several acoamting fums, was Busi- ness Manager of a real estate firm, and ended her career in the trust tax deparnnent of a large bank in Oklahoma City, where she and her CA; several nieces and nephews, and many very dear friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Judith Karman Hospice, or charity of your choice. Willie Everett Sutton 1917-2004 This Thursday, Willie Everett Sutton went to his Heavenly Father's for Thanksgiv- ing. In doing so, he left behind his best friend, the love of his life and wife Hazel Sutton, who had given him the best of loving care as he battled the illness that took his physical life, November 25, 2004. Services were held at Strode Funeral Home, Monday, November 29, at 2 p.m. Inter- ment, with military honors, followed at the Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater. Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospices, 915 S. Main, Stillwater, OK 74074. He was horn January 22, 1917, in Fay, OK to James Albert Sutton and Margaret Annie (Obyme) Sutton. He grew up in the surrounding area. He was a decorated war vet- eran who served his country during World War II in the United States Army as Technician Grade Five, Troop C 125t" Cavalry. After returning from Europe, he worked in several small towns in Oklahoma where hemet and wed his wife, Hazel Delores Sutton, Oct. 8, 1949 in Fairview, OK. To this union four children were bom. The couple made their home in the Stillwater area for the past 48 years, where he worked as a construction worker for 26 years before retiring Willie Everett Sutton in 1982. He was a member of the Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 107. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God church, where he served as usher until his illness kept him at home. He enjoyed gardening, visiting with his family and in his later years, sit- ting on the front porch. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Lester, Agusta and Jim; five sisters: May, Mary, Pearl, Lillie and Rosie. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Delores Sutton; his daughter, Doffs Williams and husband Steve; daughter, Deborah Shields and husband David, all of Stillwater; son, Bill Sutton and wife Jeanie, Okmulgee; son, Rocky Sutton and wife Deseria, Perry; 11 grandchil- dren: Delores Maxon and husband Walter; Wallace Williams, Jason Sutton, Renee Williams, Kandice Murphy and husband Cody, Matt Sutton, Arlene Burk, David Shields, Chad Burk, Jayce Burk and Karsten Shields; and four great-grandchil- dren: Rachel Maxon, Ryan Maxon, Jillian Murphy and Savannah Lindley. Serving as casket bearers were his grandsons: Wallace Williams, Jason Sutton, Matt Sutton, Chad Burk, Jayce Burk and David Shields. Condolences may be e- mailed 'to the family at STRODEFH@AOLCOM. Sidney Dalton Williams, Sr. 1918-2004 Sidney Dalton Williams, Sr. went to be with his lxwd and Savior on Wednesday, November 24, 2004. He passed away at home with his family after a brief illness. Services were held Monday, November 29, 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Stillwater, with Reverend James Bond officiating. Interment was at Fair- lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. He was born on March 18, 1918 to S.D. Wil- liams and Lillie (Burris) in Wynnewood, OK and Sidney Dalton Williams, Sr. was rec- Districts ton, D.C. He traveled in this service to Ohio, Mississippi, Arkansas, and finally to Stillwater, OK where he was appointed as the Regional Attorney in charge of , Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. Sidney retired in 1976 after 35 years of government service and then became active in private practice, specializing in medical disability cases. He was also very instrumental in the development of rural water. He was a founding father of the National Rural Water Association and pioneered ognized as the first child to have a birth certificate filed in the town of Wynnewood, OK. Sidney grew up in Wynnewood and went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and graduated from OU Law School in 1941. He was the president of the senior law school class, a member of the Honorary Legal Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, and was also an athlete on the OU track team. He man'ied Anna Belle Clure on September 1, 1940 and they celebrated their 60'h anniversary in 2000. In 1941 he began a career with the USDA as an attorney in Washing- legislation that has been used as the model for the entire nation, as well as Puerto Rico and a number of foreign countries. His involvement with rural water began with his employment with the USDA. In the 1960's he helped the New Mexico Farm Home Administration (FmHA) to secure a loan to construct a rural water supply system. Then the Oklahoma FmHA asked him to research Oklahoma laws to find statutory authority to form an organization with power to operate rural water systems. He concluded that basic legislation was needed to allow for the creation of rural water districts in Oklahoma. George & Lenora Kinder - Now George & Lenora Kinder - Then IKinder's celebrating 50th George and Lenora (Zink) Baptist Church in Cushing. The Kinder will celebrate their 50" couple now retired from OSU, wedding anniversaryon Saturday, George after 32 years service Dec. 11, with areception from 4-6 and Lenora 14 years. They spend p.m. in Fellowship Hall of First their time on the farm home- Baptist Church, Agra. stead, where they first began Hosting the occasion is their their marriage. Together, they children and grandchildren: Lynn are active members of the First and Kelly Kinder and children, Baptist Church in Agra. In their Linden, Anna, Kyle, and Kristen; spare time they enjoy gardening, Pam and Bobby Carroll and chil- camping, and attending their dren, Brian, Chris, Hannah, and grandchildren's events. Halley, all of Perkins; Sharon and The couple and their family David Silvers of Cushing, and invite all relatives and friends children Sarah and Brian Cox, to come and share in this time of Richardson, TX and Amanda celebration. The couple requests Silvers, Ada. no gifts, but the gift of your pres- George and Lenora were mar- ence to help them celebrate this fledon Dec. 11, 1954 at Park Place splendid occasion. Double Tickets on Layaways & Gift Certificates Triple Tickets on Cards & Jellies or Antiques Gifts Sasser & 147 S. Main Perkins During the 29'h Oklahoma Legisla- who knew him. ture in 1%3, this anal water legisla- In addition to his tion was first introduced. Since the Anna Belle Williams, origination, Sidney Williams, St. Miriam and brother continued to assist the rural water ceded him in death. association in many ways. In 1976 He is survived the Oklahoma Rural Water Associa- Dr. Sidney tion asked him to set up the National Williams, Dr. John Rural Water Association (NRWA), wife Peggy, all of so he drafted the proposed bylaws daughters: and articles of incorporation under lyn Wilson and the Oklahoma Nonprofit Act. The of Tulsa; Anna National Rural Water Association honored him in 2003 as one of the 15 grandchildren: founders of the NRWA. liarns, Jennifer Sidney served on the board of Proj- ect HEART and also was interested Wilson. in the Sunshine Seniors program and Williams assisted with the purchase of three ChristinaWilson buses for them. Sidney received Jamie Williams, his 60-year pin in May 2001 from Jamison Williams, the Oklahoma Bar Association and Mariani, and Elizabetla! continued his membership until his three death. He was a member of the Elks Kazungu, Dalton Club, Lions Club, IOOF, and the Cody Williams. National Rifle Association. by an extended family He remained an active practicing friends: Anne attorney until his recent illness. He Jim and Judy touched many lives with his gener- Nate and Laurel ous, giving spirit and he had an Adam, and encouraging, loving way of inspir- Claire Kyle, ingothers to reach theirpotential. He He will be sorely was friend to all as well as a devoted forgotten. husband, father, grandfather and great Condolences grandfather. He is deeply loved and mailed to the f is an inspiration and blessing to all Robert Dale "'Mac" 1921-2004 Robert Dale"Mac" McKenzie, 83, former resident of Muncie, IN, died N. Thursday, November 25, [ 2004 at Stillwater Medi- Scan, cal Center in Stillwater, of Ft. OK, of complications a arising from Parkinson's Disease. Memorial ser- vices were held at Strode were his Funeral Home Chapel, M~y 10:30 a.m Tuesday, sister November 30.Falls, and! He had lived with his Alan daughter, Kimberlee, for neth the past three years. He Calling~ was a retired Muncie Robert Dale "Mac" 6 to 8 fireman and Bali State McKenzie University employee. He gradu- Mortuary, Muncie, IN, ated from Muncie Burris High service at 10 a.m School in 1941 before entering the bet&--Burial will be United States Army, serving during ,~qleqe4ery, Muncie, 11~. World War II. ~orials Surviving are a daughter; Dr. Indiana High SchOO Kimberlee K. McKenzie and'hus- Hall Fame band Dr. Jerry Woodall, owners of Condolences Perkins Road Pet Clinic in Stillwa- mailed to the ter and Perkins Veterinary Clinic in | Saturday, Dec. 4 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Door Prizes Refreshments Santa & Snowmen Iter ]~IeCall's Candles ]~erling Silver Jewelry ~insettia Plants ~. ~llday Fresh Arrangements 518 N. Main Perkins 4q