Obituaries

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Roberta Chloe Smith

Roberta Chloe Smith 84, of Madill, Okla., passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at her home in Madill. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, and fought it for over 12 years. She was born June 26, 1934, in Shay, Okla., to the late Charlie Theodore Lowe and Marie Elizabeth Fieszel Lowe. Roberta was raised and lived her entire life in Marshall County. She graduated from Madill High School in 1953, and married Otis Evans, and he preceded her in death in 1972. She later married Charles Arthur Smith in Mannsville, Okla., on Feb. 6, 1999, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2005.

Roberta worked for 35 years at The Madill Record as a technician. She was the first person to be baptized in Trinity Baptist Church, and she loved to quilt and bake. Roberta also loved to watch OU football, the Texas Rangers, hockey, and the Madill Wildcats.

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Kenneth Willis Priddy

Kenneth Willis Priddy, of Mannsville, Okla., stepped into Heaven on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Madill, Okla., at the age of 85 years, 11 months, and six days. Kenneth was born on April 3, 1933, in Greasy Bend Okla., to the late Calvin C. Priddy and Annie (Ingle) Priddy. Kenneth was raised in the Mannsville area for most of his life.

He met and married Rachel Jones in Aug. of 1953, a union that would last 63 wonderful years. Rachel preceded him in death on March 31, 2017. In 1968, Kenneth and his family moved to California where they lived for five years. In 1973, Kenneth and his family moved back to Oklahoma where he lived the remainder of his life.

Kenneth enjoyed playing horseshoes and even had the opportunity to participate in the World Horseshoe Pitching Contest. Kenneth also enjoyed praising his Savior through singing and playing gospel music. In September of 2018, Kenneth married Oleta Rutherford, in Roseburg, Ore.

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Mar

Joel Duran

Joel Duran, 70, of Madill, Okla., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2018, at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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Shelia Faye Lindsey

Shelia Faye Lindsey, 76, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at her home in Alberta Creek, Okla. She was born July 17, 1942, in Hugo, Okla., to the late John T. Lindsey and Ellen Pearl Parks Lindsey.

Shelia was raised and spent her childhood in Vernon, Texas, where she graduated high school. She worked for Montgomery Wards for 25 years and retired in the early 1990s. Shelia enjoyed collecting glassware and going fishing.

She is survived by her husband: Albert Dwain Lindsey, Kingston, Okla.; children: Paul Reeves, Bedford, Texas; Brenda Niebling, Yukon, Okla.; Judy Cooper, Yukon, Okla.; five grandchildren: Stuart Reeves, Amanda Sathre, Matt Sathre, Bailey Reeves, and Shelby Gunsaulis; great-grandchildren: Calem Reeves, Declan Reeves, Cali Wilson, and Brycen Gunsaulis; brother: Bill Lindsey, W. Va.; sister: Elizabeth Mooreland, Whitesboro, Texas.

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07
Mar

Guy Nicholas “Nick” Beasley I

Guy Nicholas “Nick” Beasley I, 86, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at his home in Madill. He was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Madill to the late Guy Keel Beasley and Hazel Welch Beasley. Nick grew up in Madill where he graduated high school in 1950. He later graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1958 where he received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.

Nick married Patsy Linelle Smith on Jan. 12, 1957, and she preceded him in death on June 1, 2005. In 1962, he moved to Altus, Okla., and worked at the Altus Air Force Base serving as the Deputy Base Civil Engineer. Nick moved back to Madill and worked as an Area Engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mar

Arthur “Art” Leroy Hackler

Arthur, “Art,” or “Ott,” Leroy Hackler, 89, of Kingston, Okla.; passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Durant, Okla. He was born June 18, 1929, in Clinton, Okla.; to the late Arthur Loyd Hackler and Sarah “Golden” Demory Hackler.

Art was raised in Cowden, Okla., where he graduated high school. He was the owner and president of Severin Supply Company in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he managed the company’s four auto parts stores. He served a term as vice president of the Automotive Wholesalers of Oklahoma and received a number of awards in the auto parts industry. He also had investments in other small businesses: land, cattle, and quarter horses.

Art married Edna Lou Rainbow on June 2, 1956, in Oklahoma City. Edna preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2010, after 54 years of marriage. In 1973, he moved his family to Kingston while he traveled back and forth to Oklahoma City for work. He retired in 1993 and made his permanent home in Kingston.

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Mar

Orin Lee Wilkins

Orin Wilkins, 86, graduated to glory March 3, 2019. Born in Kingston, Okla., Orin spent most of his adult life in the Oklahoma City metro area.

He received degrees at OKC Southwestern College, Bethany Nazarene College, and both his Master’s and D.Ed. from OSU.

Geared to secondary education, Orin served as both professor and Dean of Academics at OKC Southwestern, and later, professor at Rose State College.

He married his wife of 65 years, Patsy, in 1953. Together they had three children, David (wife Diane), of Bethany, Okla.; Rebecca (deceased); and Ken (wife Brenda), of Yukon, Okla.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Christ’s Legacy Church, Yukon, Okla.

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Ruth Elmina (Parnell) Williams

Ruth Elmina (Parnell) Williams, 97, passed away in peace and love on Jan. 30, 2019, in Ness City, Kan. She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Hugo, Okla., to James A. “Andy” and Minnie Ann (Crawford) Parnell. Ruth grew up in the country east of Hugo. She received her education from country schools, Hugo High School, Oklahoma City University, and Eastern Oklahoma State College.

She married her high school sweetheart, Oscar Williams, on Sept. 6, 1940, in Pauls Valley, Okla. This marriage was blessed with two children, Jim Oscar and Quannah Lou. Our parents will never be forgotten, and their love will always be our guide.

Ruth was Madill’s Humpty Dumpty Kindergarten teacher for years. Teaching children was her passion and delight. She loved all her students at Humpty Dumpty, and they loved her! She was known for her important kindergarten life lesson: “Hold hands and stay together!”

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28
Feb

Gerald R. Orr

Long-time Ardmore, Okla., resident, Gerald R. Orr, 87, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore, Okla.

Gerald was born on July 13, 1931, in Lebanon, Okla., to I.T. Orr and Vera (Rutherford) Orr, who preceded him in death. As a youth, he loved hanging out with his friends, Jerrell Allen and Donald John, hunting, fishing, trapping, and being boys. Gerald was a good athlete playing football, basketball, baseball, and boxing. After graduation from high school, Gerald joined the U.S. Navy with his buddies, W.A. Mauldin and Jerrell Allen, and fought in the Korean War as a gunner on the USS Iowa.

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Donna Jeanne Bond

Donna Jeanne Bond, of Oklahoma City, Okla., left this life on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the age of 72, at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1946, in Madill, Okla., to T.H and Edwina (Henson) Williamson. The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when Donna was young, and she attended school there, graduating from Brewer High School. Donna worked at General Dynamics where her mother worked. She later moved to Willis, Okla., area and worked for attorney Tom Shaw until taking a position with Legal Aid of Oklahoma, managing the Madill Office.

In 1991, she married Hugh Bond, a Madill native, and they lived in Oklahoma City until her passing, where she continued working as a paralegal for Legal Aid until her health began failing in 2016. Donna loved Hugh, her good and faithful husband of almost 28 years. Her passions were watching tennis, and PBR on TV, and her sweet Shih Tzu, Abigail.

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