Obituaries

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Myrtie Correne Henley

Myrtie Correne Henley, 86, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at her home in Kingston. She was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Brady, Okla., to the late Otey Frank Simmons and Elva Leana Ensey Simmons. Myrtie was raised in Hobart, Okla., where she attended school. She married Robert Ray Henley on Feb. 26, 1950, in Hobart. In 1982, they moved to McBride where she lived the rest of her life. Myrtie was affiliated with the Holiness Faith, and she enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, and taking care of the kids. She is survived by her husband: Robert Ray Henley, Kingston, Okla.; children: Robert Clarence Henley, Del City, Okla.; Brenda Corene Cosby, Gerty, Okla.; Kenneth Dwayne Henley and wife, Rebecca, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother: Edward Capps and wife, Juanita, Weatherford, Okla.; sisters: Rachel Lynsteadt, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Nancy Capps, Clarksville, Ark.

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Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Parker

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Parker, 93, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. She was born on Feb. 12, 1925, in Springfield, Mo., to the late Christopher A. Jones and Ester Williams Jones. Betty was raised in Missouri and moved to Seminole, Okla., at the age of 10. She attended Carr City School where she graduated in 1943. Betty worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” in Wichita, Kan., before moving to Arkansas where she worked as a dental assistant. She moved back to Oklahoma and married Jesse Melton Parker in Ada, Okla., on May 7, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2010. They lived in Seminole and California before moving back to Oklahoma. She also lived in New Mexico and Texas before moving to Kingston in 1980. Betty was an active member at the First Assembly of God Church in Madill where she taught the adult Sunday School class and helped in the Women’s Ministries.

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Joe Carl Scheller

Joe Carl Scheller, 75, of Gordonville, Texas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Carrus Hospital in Sherman, Texas. He was born on Sept. 10, 1943, in Boise City, Okla., to the late Carl Arthur Scheller and Minnie Lee Jones Scheller. Joe was raised in Hobbs, N.M., where he attended school. He started working for Furrs Cafeteria at the age of 13, and he later worked for Buffets Incorporated and retired in 1993. In 1985, he moved to Gordonville, where he lived the rest of his life. Joe married Shelia Kay Coffey on June 26, 1993, in Gordonville, and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2014. He was a member of the Powell Church of Christ and enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating, and being with his family. His greatest love was his dogs.

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Margaret Elizabeth Parker

Margaret Elizabeth Parker, 93, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the Family Care Center in Kingston, Okla. She was born on Dec. 10, 1924, in Lone Wolf, Okla., to the late Virgil Herman Mitchell and Alice Afalee Paramore Mitchell. Margaret was raised in Lone Wolf where she attended school. She married Elmer Straub in 1942, and graduated high school in 1943. Margaret moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., where she attended Blackwood Business College and graduated with honors. Her first job was working for an insurance company for about two and a half years. Margaret moved to Shawnee, Okla., where she worked at the 1st State Bank for two years. She later married William Parker, and he preceded her in death. Margaret also worked for Tinker Air Force Base for 10 years before she retired on June 2, 1979. She lived in Tecumseh, Okla., for several years before moving to the Rivermont Retirement Home in Norman, Okla.

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Lane Lloyd Lester, 41

Lane Lloyd Lester, 41, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Services were Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Tishomingo First Baptist Church. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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Ross Stroman Cook, 79

Ross Stroman Cook, 79, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Services were Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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Mary Jo Kaney, 79

Mary Jo Kaney, 79, of Madill, Okla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Services were Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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David Ryan

David Ryan, 65, of Ravia, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Services are pending at this time. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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Danny Lewis Gray

Danny Lewis Gray, 75, of Madill, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the hospital in Ardmore, Okla. He was born on Aug. 27, 1943, in Sayre, Okla., to the late John Allen Gray and Della Mourene Sanderson Gray. Danny was raised in the Panhandle of Texas and graduated from Sayre High School. He joined the United States Air Force and served for four years. Danny married Ann E. Hope on Oct. 22, 1985, in Durant, Okla. He moved to Madill where he worked for Sparlin Hot Oil and then later worked for Marshall County Dist. #2 where he retired after 18 years. Danny enjoyed hunting, and tinkering with things. He is survived by his wife: Ann Gray, Madill, Okla.; children: Richard Gray, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Russell Gray and wife, Kathy, Durant, Okla.; Robert Gray, Durant, Okla.; Roman Gray and wife, Christy, Washington D.C.; Curtis Eddington and wife, Diane, Huntsville, Texas; Patsy Nichols and husband, Tod, Marietta, Okla.; several grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

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Gary Lee Cooper

Gary Lee Cooper was born on Jan. 4, 1948, in Duncan, Okla., to Iris and Harold Cooper. He peacefully passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. Gary grew up in Duncan in a loving family, including his two older doting sisters, Carol and Brenda. He married Angela Baker in 1967, and they shared many adventures as a young couple, including living in Vail, Colo. During their time together, Gary’s two children, Jeff and Leigh, were born. Later in life, he married Anita White in 1989, and was blessed with two more sons, Bryan and Daniel. He attended Duncan High School where he excelled in sports and developed his love for music. He was a talented drummer in his younger years and an air guitar player and dashboard drummer to the end. He attended the University of Oklahoma before beginning his career path which included retail, the restaurant and bar business, and ultimately the oil and gas business. Developing friendships was Gary’s true calling.

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