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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 25,2014 People Wayne Henderson Moore 1930-2014 Wayne Henderson Moore, 84, passed from this life on Monday, December 15 at his home in StiUwa- ter, Oklahoma. His memorial service was at 10 aan. on Friday, December 19 at the First United Method- ist Church, with Pastor Dianna Matli and the Reverend Steve Roach offi- ciating. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. Wayne was bom on Sep- tember 11, 1930 to Jacob Coleman and Jessie Florence enthusiastic OSU fan, buying season tickets to five different O.S.U. sports. He especially loved O.S.U. football. In 1953, Wayne enlisted with the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant and served in Korea. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Ser- vice Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. e is preceded in death by his parents,J.C.and Jessie Moore; brother, Bill Moore; niece, Leisa Moore; and nephew, (Soliday) Moore in Taloga, Randy Matli. Oklahoma. He married Ruby He is survived by his wife of Marie Matli on September 2, the home, Ruby Moore; son, 1951 in Watonga, Oklahoma. Neal Owen Moore; daughter, Wayne attended the Cam- Jessie Luann Marie (Moore) argo schools. He went on Bowman;grandchildren, Tyler to Oklahoma A&M (now Stearman, Caleb Bowman, Oklahoma State University), Joseph Moore, Jessica Moore Colorado University, and Heath Bowman; brothers, Kansas State University. He Bob (Shirley) Moore, Dennis received his B.S. in Agricul- (Glenda) Moore, and Martin tural Education and a B.S. (Mary Francis) Moore; and in Animal Science, He was sister-m-law, Gerry Moore. Chief of the Farm Program Honorary pallbearers will be for the U.S J)A. A major part Ronald Roberts, Floyd Hawk, of Wayne's life was farming Bob Matli, Tyler Stearman, in the Camargo area. His Caleb Bowman and Joseph commitment to fanning was Moore. prevalent in his vocation as In lieu of flowers the family a Farm Program Chief for requests donations be made USDA as well as a lifetime in Wayne's name to the First farmer. United Methodist Church Wayne was a member of Foundation, 400 W 7th Ave, the First United Method- Sfillwater, OK 74074 ist Church of SfiUwater, the Condolences maybe emailed Kiwanis, the O.S.U. Alumni to the family and an online Association and a member of obituary may be viewed by NARF. He was also a very visiting www.strodefh.com. NM. "Mac" McKelvey 1934-2014 N.H. "Mac" McKelvey has accepted a position as Jesus's gardener. While his family will miss him dearly, they know he is once again growing his beautiful roses, colorful hibiscus and delicious toma- toes. Services will be held December 24 at St. Francis Xavier Church at 9:00 aan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Strode Funeral Home. Mac was bom in Tulsa on January 14, 1934 to Willis H. and Pauline McKelvey. He passed from this life on December 21, 2014 at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 7 days. In 1952 he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in San Diego before transferring to Kingsville, TX, where he served at the base fire depart- ment. There he met Smoky Slover and his daughter Car- olyn. Mac and Carolyn were married on October 20, 1956. To this rnarriage, two children were born. After the Navy, he worked at T G & Y in Tulsa and OTASCO in Tulsa, Law- rence, KS, Stillwater and Cushing. He also worked at National Standard and Mercury Marine until his retirement in 1997. Mac was an avid gardener. He was a former Oklahoma Botanical Garden Ambassa- dor and a Master Gardener in Creek and Payne Counties. He was a member of the and noodles for the annual Chicken and Noodle dinner. Mac was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Lady Elks. He was named Man of the Year for the Lady Elks in 2001. Additionally, he served three terms (one as president) on the Sfillwater Senior Citizen Center Board. Mac loved his family and took pride in their accom- plishments. His common sense approach to life will be carried on for years to come. He was once overheard saying,'~romatoes and kids... I can raise'em." Truer words have never been spoken. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mac is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn, of the home, his son, Andy (Irene) of Stillwater, his daugh- ter, Maggie Yates (Rance Johnson) 'of Bethany, grand- children, Lisa McKelvey of Norman, David McKelvey of Stillwater and Brendan and Caitlin Yates of Bethany. Additional survivors include his sister, Harriett Smith of BartlesviUe, John McKelvey (Liz) of Sand Springs, his sister, Kay of Allen, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contribu- tions be made to the Judith Karmen Hospice, PO Box 818, Stillwater, OK, 74076. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an Cherokee HCE. He enjoyed online obituary may viewed making pies forthe kitchen by visiting www.strodefh. at the Payne County Fair com. Alexander Lee Vierling 1993-2014 Alexander Lee Vierling, 21, of Stillwater passed from this life on Sunday, Decem- ber 21, 2014 in Oklahoma City, OK with his loving family by his side. Ser- vices have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and a ser- vice celebrating Alex's amazing life will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Lifechurch.tv in Sfillwater. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 12 to 8 pan. on Tuesday with the family greeting friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pan. on Tuesday evening. Alex was born on July 15, 1993 in Liberal, KS to Keith and Kelly (Beardsley) Vier- ling. The family relocated to Perkins where Alex attended school through the 6th grade. Alex's passion for sports came at a young age. He was a sports statistic machine and could tell you who won any game, anytime, anywhere. Most people attribute this to the fact that he went to sleep watching ESPN and retained almost everything he took in with his brilliant memory. While in Perkins, Alex played football, basketball, and base- ball, a sport he began playing as soon as he was old enough to hold a bat. He was a proud member of the Perkins Bandits football program. In the 7th grade Alex trans- ferred to Stillwater Public Schools. He continued to excel at baseball and made many wonderful friends in Stillwater. In September of 2011 Alex met his best friend and the love of his life, Jen- kyns McAfee. Alex and Jen- kyns have been inseparable soul mates for the last three years and she truly was his high school sweetheart and the most important person in Ray Roland Matoy he wasn't with Jenkyns then he was at the gym. When he wasn't working out or training, Alex could usu- ally be found playing Xbox, watching ESPN, eating ketchup, and breaking cell phones. He also enjoyed teasing and spending time with his 3 yr old niece Korbyn or playing with his dogs Bentley and Otto. Alex was an intelligent and fun loving guy who lived life to the fullest and lived with- out regret. He was stubbom, consistent, independent, and brutally honest. Alex knew the difference between right and wrong and didn't live his life in the gray. Everything was either black or white. You never had to wonder where you stood with him. ff you were a friend, you knew he had your back through any- thing you were going through. Alex could always be trusted to give good advice and he always saved his words for the perfect moment. Alex Vierling was a good man who knew who he was and where he wanted to go in fife. He loved to make others happy and he had a smile that lit up any room and a bigger than life personality that made him many amazing friends. Alex lived each day of his 21 years to the fullest and made the most out of what he was given. He was a loving son, a protective brother, a loyal boyfriend, an honest friend and a hardworking employee whose legacy of selflessness and compassion will live on through the fives of those he touched during his amazing 21 years of life. He will be missed by all who those who knew and loved him. Alex was preceded in death by his grandma Linda Beard- Ray Roland Matoy died Dec. 14, 2014, at the age of 96. Born in Guthrie, OK, he was the second of three sons born to George Clar- ence and Jennie Belle Thurman Matoy. During WWII on April 16, 1942, he married Helen Louise Springer when Ray was a Captain in the U.S. Army stationed in Georgia and Oregon. They were married 69 years before Helen's death in 2011. They had four children: Ray Monroe, who died as an infant; Robert Levan Matoy of Saginaw, Mich.; Elizabeth Anne Matoy of Stillwater, and Linda Sue Matoy Rieser of New Glarus, Wis. Ray Matoy became a Boy Scout at the age of 11 , technically age 12 accord- ing to his insurance agent Scoutmaster. In eighth grade he received a ride to the junior high from the local Deputy Scout Executive and decided that professional Scouting was the career for him. Professional Scouting required two years of col- lege, a problem during the depression, but he was promised a room and job in return for help with a Boy Scout troop in Still- water. Ray graduated from Oklahoma A. and M. Col- lege in 1942 and began a lifelong career in profes- sional Scouting. He was the first camp director of Will Rogers Scout Reservation in 1939 and was present last spring for the 75th anniversary. He served as a Council Executive in Tulsa, Ft. Worth, Stillwater and Ponca City before moving to Heidelberg, Germany, to serve as the Boy Scout Executive for Transatlantic Tracks: An Early History of the Will Rogers Coun- cil, Boy Scouts of Amer- ica," served on the Board of Directors and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He was a member of Stillwater and Madison, Wis., Rotary Clubs and served as pres- ident of the Ponca City Rotary Club. He was also a deacon in First Presbyterian Club of Ponca City and member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge. Ray is survived by his children, Bob, Anne, and Sue and their spouses: Gay Matoy, Mike Banks, and Bob Rieser. He has 11 grandchildren and their spouses: Heather and Clay Berger (Bella Vista, Ark.), Kirsten Matoy Carlson and Dwayne Jarman (Detroit, Mich.), Aaron Carlson (Stillwater), Kendra Carl- son (Bentonville, Ark.), Alyson and Matt Lynch (Madison, Wis.), Russell and Kate Matoy (Atlanta, Ga.), Heidi and John Brey (Waupaca, Wis.), James Matoy (Saginaw, Mich.), Eric and Jenny Matoy (Orion, Mich.), Jason Matoy (Waterford, Mich.), Sarah Kalise and Ryan Horst (Waunakee, Wis.), and Lisa and Zach Bahr (Olathe, Kansas). There are 15 great grandchildren: Brooke Berger, Dayna Brey, Caroline Berger, Autumn Banks, Grace Jarman, Abigail Carlson, Caden Carlson, Payson Horst, William Jarman, Kaylee Bahr, Max Brey, Katie Matoy, Avery and Callen Horst, and Caleb Bahr. Services are under the direction of Palmer Marler funeral Home and were sl~,,-2:~i~, survived by his Council serving the youth h~14 at 11:30 a.m. on Sat- prffu~;Keith and Kelly members of Armed Ser-'% urday~..Dec: 20.,at the First his life. VFexliiig:.SflSiiilwater, girl- vices and Embassy person- Pres~terian Church~n Still- Alex graduated from Still- fr~en'd and:~!gve 0f h ':life' nel stationed in 15 coun- waterl : water High School in 2012 and received his Certified Personal Trainer designation. He began his personal training career training people out of the Body Works Gym in Stillwater. He also enrolled at Oklahoma:State Univer- sity and pursued a degree in Nutritional Science before joining the crew at Les Pierce Pumping a couple of months ago. He was very proud of being a personal trainer and loved to help others by shar- ing his knowledge of proper technique and form. You never had to wonder where Alex was, chances are that if JenkynsMcAf~ee0fStillWater, tries in Europe and North ' in lieu of flowers, dona- a brotheri B~don V{erling Africa. Upon returning to tions can bemade to Cimar- of::[:/erkins, a sister Kacey: the United States, Ray was" ron Com~CfliBSA for refur- Vierling and Brad Ward of the Scout Executive inSag-, bishm~n(of'th6~dihing hall S "fill. water, ,glTandparents Keith inaw,.Mieh, and MadisQn~ :at W,j[]:~Rogers"SC~.0RVReser- and JudieVierling of S t~w~- Wis. before ret'~g tO iStill;~', :\~Vfft~fft~:~d sent ~.~-~. almer tercA ni6ce,:Korbyn Vi/Cri~ water_i::.:.~. ,;i!~.!~!ii:.:i .~ i.~i!!.~@~unera~'~(, 5106 of:i.per~m, well as~y , Rayi's,lffelon?gdedicatio~"i;:iNort~;~W~~;~Stillwa- ~g atm~.~, uncles,~ cous- ins, and other family. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alex Vierling Scholarship Fund in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Wash- ington, Stillwater, OK 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guest- book at www.pmcfh.com to Sc0tlfing extended irit0 ;iter, OK17.'4075~'::;;;:' his retirement when heCondolences may be sent served as a volunteer with to the family via an online the Will Rogers Council. guest book at www.pmcfh. He authored "Thunderbird corn