Obituaries

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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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Nelson Lee Landgraf

Nelson Lee Landgraf, 74, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Norman Okla. He was born on Feb. 22, 1944, on his parent’s farm in Madill, to the late Roy Lee Landgraf and Tennie Marie Rutherford Landgraf. Nelson was raised in Madill where he graduated high school in 1963. He married Linda Allen, of Madill, on Feb. 6, 1965. After a short period in Dallas, Texas, Nelson and Linda moved back to his family farm, and he worked as a farmer and rancher until 1991. Nelson began working heavy machinery for large construction sites located in Mississippi and various other states. Nelson moved back to Madill in 2008, where he worked ranch hand jobs for local farmers. In 2014, Nelson was admitted into Four Seasons Rehabilitation Center where he underwent treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s. In Nelson’s last days, he was admitted into Cedar Creek Care Center in Norman. Okla.

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Lesley Artel Green

Lesley Artel Green, 58, of Madill, Okla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the hospital in Ardmore, Okla. He was born on Dec. 17, 1959, in Ardmore to the late Joseph Eugene Green and Margie Darlene Lesley Green. He married Sandra Patton on Nov. 16, 2007, in Durwood, Okla. To those who cared, don’t mourn his death, dry your tears, exchange his memories with smiles and laughter. Share a happy memory with each other. Our hearts have many of the best times with him; times a memory was made just for each of us. He was in such ill health, yet he was joyful and giving with comfort and support to all of those he loved. He had an unconditional love for many, He didn’t want a funeral; he felt all who cared came to visit while he was alive. We give sincere thanks to all those who cared. His kids and three very dear friends: Steve Shebester, George French, and Chappy Chapman.

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