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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 27, 2012 People Clara Lou Simnitt Smith 1950-2012 Heather McNutt Corbett 1971-2012 Heather McNutt Corbett, 41, went to be with her Lord and Savior December 23, 2012 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma city, Okla- homa. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Sunny- brook Christian Church in Stillwater, Okla- homa with Jonathan Dorst and Mike D0dson presiding. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Heather was born on August 6, 1971 in Ponca City, Okla- homa to her proud parents W. Malcolm and Sharon Neal McNutt. She attended Ponca City Schools, graduating in 1989. She graduated from OSU in May 2000 with a degree in Education and began her teaching career in August 2000 at Skyline Ele- mentary School. One of her greatest joys was teaching and developing her relation- ships with her students. She married Tracy Corbett on February 19th, 2005 in Ponca City. She is survived by her husband, Tracy Corbett, daughter, Carson Johndrow, and sons, Carl and Calvin of Stillwater; mother, Sharon McNutt of Ponca City; sister, Michele McNutt of Ponca City; in-laws, Gary and Garalyn Corwin; sister- in-law and hus- band, Megan and Greg Stol- hand of Ponca City; uncle and aunt, Roy and Janet Neal of Bartlesville; cousins, Robert, Lauren, and Lillian Neal of Bartlesville. She was preceded in death by her father, W. Malcolm McNutt in February, 1998. With her many years of teaching and her community work through her church, Grace Church Stillwater, Heather truly blessed many people. Her sense of humor, listening ear, and compas- sion for others will truly be missed. Memorials may be given in her name to the Stillwater Public Education Founda- tion, Endowment Fund, 314 S Lewis, Stillwater, OK 74074 or Wings of Hope 3800 N. Washington, Still- water, OK 74075 Condolences may be emailed to and an obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Clara Lou Simnitt Smith passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at St. Francis Hospi- tal at the age of 62. Clara was pre- ceded in death by her beloved husband; James R. "Jim" Smith, Jr. They met at Smith's Caf6 which was located for many years on the northeast corner of 6th and Main in Stillwater. When he closed the cafr, he founded Action Real Estate Agency and AREA Property Management in Stillwater. Clara earned her real estate license so she could work with her husband. Clara also earned her bail bonds license. Both were bondsmen for his com- pany Jim Smith Bail Bonds in Stillwater. The daughter of the late Clarence L. Simnitt of Stillwater and previously of Yale and Juanita Marie Wright of Yale, Clara was born in Yale on August 1, 1950. She attended schools in Oklahoma and in Blythe, California. She earned her cosmetology license in Stillwater. Clara was united in mar- riage to Jim Smith on June 30, 1970. They enjoyed 24 years of marriage until his passing in 1994. She is the stepmother of four children: James Richard Smith III (Shannon) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Jamie Ron Smith of The Colony, Texas, Jodi Rae Smith Poore (Larry) of Spring, Texas, and Jason Russell Smith (Sonya) of Jenks, Okla- homa. Clara is the grandmother of ten grandchil- dren: Jesse and Crystal of Still- water, Alecia of The Colony, Texas, and Jillian of Jenks, Oklahoma, Saundra of Stillwater, Clint Baxter of the Tulsa area and Lauren Baxter of the Oklahoma City area, Ryan and Amber DiGiovanni and Rebecca Poore of Spring, Texas, She has seven great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Brooklyn, Logan, Jaxtyn, Isabella, Hugh, and Henry. She is survived by her sister, Connie Sue Smith, of Pawnee; her brother, Jerry, of San Francisco, California; and her brother, Danny Elliott, of Perry, Oklahoma. Clara is also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Keith Simnitt. A graveside service was held at Lawson (Quay) Cem- etery in Yale, Oklahoma at 2 pm on Friday, December 21, 2012. Dr. Tim Walker of the First Baptist Church of Still- water officiating. Services were under the direction of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater. You may share your con- dolences with her family at www.strodefh.com. OSU Arts and Science Out- explain story construction a much deeper and more//asoutreach.okstate.edu/ reach will take writers and by examining the structure, meaningful reading experi- community/popular-fiction. bibliophiles to a whole new or "formula," used in these ence." Arts & Sciences Outreach level of reading this Spring different types of fiction. The non-credit series is reserves the right to cancel with a new series, "Explora- Students will discuss their $79.00 and intended for the this course. tions in Popular Fiction for favorite types of fiction and general public. Students For more information, Readers&Writers." Instruc- writers with fellow readers, are responsibleforpurchas- please email Christine tor Jessica Glover will teach thentry their hands at writing ing the class textbook, "The Nichols at christine.nichols the classes at the Stillwater stories in specific genres. Readers' Advisory Guide @okstate.edu or call (405) Public Library each Monday "We are excited to be part- to Genre Fiction," 2nd ed. 744-8459. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., nering with the Arts and Sci- by Joyce Saricks. Saricks' The Stillwater Public beginning Feb 4, 2013. ences Outreach department book is available online at Library is located at 1107 S. In the eight week series, to provide this opportunity stores like Amazon.com. Duck St.' (the corner of Duck students will explore the for our community," said Students also have the option and 12th Ave.). Library work of a wide variety of Lynda Reynolds, Stillwater of arranging to purchase the hours are Monday-Thursday, authors and books in dif- Public Library Director. book through the Outreach 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and ferent genres, including "Studying different genre department. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; adventure, fantasy, histori- styles is obviously invalu- Seating for this series and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. cal fiction, horror, mystery able for beginning writers, is limited. To regis: Visit the library online at and more. Glover will but it also gives readers ter, please visit http: http://library.stillwater.org. Jessie May Schritter-Shields 1929-2012 Jessie May (Eyler) Schrit- ter-Shields, a former Cush- ing resident, passed away on December 16, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 83 years. Funeral ser- vices have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing, OK and were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 in the Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel, Cushing, OK with Reverend Larry Eslinger officiating. Burial followed in the Euchee Valley Memo- rial Park in Cushing, OK. The daughter of the late Ralph Eyler and Merl (Moore) Eyler, Jessie was born May !3, 1929 in Still- water, OK and graduated from Sumner High School. She worked at Swan Hose in Stillwater for several years and also drove a bus for Per- kins School System. Jessie had been a member of the Mehan Union Church and a member of the Cushing VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Jessie was united in mar- riage to LeRoy Schritter and later married Jimmie "Sarge" Shields. She loved growing her own flowers and watching birds and butter- flies. Jessie will be remembered as an avid OSU Cowboy fan. In addition to her parents, Jessie was pre- ceded in death by her husband Jimmie "Sarge" Shields, two sisters, Carol Tate and Charlene Westmoreland and two brothers, Roy Louis Eyler and Lefty Eyler. Jessie is survived by her children, Katie Curtis and her husband David of Broken Arrow, Frank Schritter and his companion Camilla Stephens of Perkins, Linda Holstrom and her husband Bryan of Loveland, CO, Tommye Woolley and her husband Chris of Tennessee, and Esther Schritter of Tali- hina; one sister, Marybell; 10 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.PalmerMarlerFH.com. Tanya Louise Stone-Noles 1955-2012 Tanya louise Stone-Noles, 57 of Stillwater, OK went to be with the Lord on December 20, 2012 at home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was bom April 24, 1955 in Ponca City, OK, the daughter of Melvin Eugene & Nancy Louise Stone. Tanya graduated from Chaparral High School in Harper, KS in 1973. ON May 22, 1973, she married Michael Noles in Harper, KS and moved to Chicago, IL. They were married 36 years. They moved to Stillwater, OK in 1977. She worked at Stillwater Medical Center tmtil retirement in 2009. In her spare time, Tanya was an accomplished baker, and an avid scrapbooker. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. She served others and touched the lives of many. She dedicated her life to caring for the ill by becoming a personal caregiver. She is survived by both par- ents, one brother Rocky Stone and wife Madai of Garden City, KS; sister Melva Hawkins and husband Allen of Ponca City, OK; sister Pamela Curtiss and husband Jerry of Circle, MT; Four sons, Jeffrey Noles of Winfield, KS, Jason Noles of Ft. Worth, TX, Jonathan Noles and wife Catie of Stillwater, OK, Jared Noles and wife Natalie of Stillwater, OK, and daughter Jackie Padgett and husband Rick of Stillwa- ter, OK. She is also survived by grandchildren Michaela Noles of Winfield, KS, Nathan Noles of Ft. Worth, TX, Jaden, Kai, and Gatlin Noles of Stillwater, OK, Matthew and Stephanie Padgett, Remington and Stet- son Adkins all of Stillwater, OK. Tanya's passions were her four sons, daughter, and grand- children. The loveshe had for them will always bepressed in their hearts. She will be greatly missed by her parents, brother and sisters, children, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tanya's memory to Judith Karmen Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076. Friends may leave condolences for the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com or by commenting at www.facebook.com/pmcfh.