Obituaries

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10
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Helen Wyatt

Graveside Services for Helen Wyatt, 92, Duncan, OK were held at Walters Cemetery, Walters, OK on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Helen Jo (Stamper) Wyatt was born to William Curry and Eva Madeline (Wash) Stamper on December 27, 1926 at Walters, OK and departed this life in Duncan, OK on January 5, 2019 at the age of 92 years and 9 days.

Helen grew up at Walters and graduated with the WHS Class of 1944 before attending 2 years at OBU. She married Justice Tillman “J.T.”  Wyatt on February 22, 1946 at Walters. Upon J.T.’s graduation from mortuary school the couple made their home in Temple and soon began a family. They moved to Walters in late 50’s and Helen was employed at Cotton Electric for a time. In 1969 they bought out their partner in Pearson Funeral Home, renaming it Wyatt Funeral Home. Helen kept books for the business until she and J.T. retired in 1984.

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03
Jan
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Steve Burns

Memorial Services for Steve Burns, 62, Walters, OK were held at First United Methodist Church, Walters, OK, Thursday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Brantley Tillery officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Inurnment will be held at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK, that same afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Date to be announced for a memorial service in Ohio at a later time.

Mark Steven “Steve” Burns was born to Norman Dwight and Janice Marie (Stoudinger) Burns on June 17, 1956 at Bowling Green, OH and departed this life in Lawton, OK on December 22, 2018 at the age of 62 years, 6 months and 5 days.

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03
Jan
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Donna Reene (High) Goode

Services for Donna Reene Goode were Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:00 AM at The Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Tolbert officiating. A visitation for family and friends was Wednesday evening from 6-7 PM at Craddock Funeral Home.

Donna was born March 14, 1947 in Walters, Oklahoma to Charles Walters High and Pauline Francis (Uselton) High.

She passed from this life on December 23, 2018 in Ardmore at the age of 71.

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03
Jan
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Donald Simpson

Funeral Services for Donald Simpson, 78, Walters, OK was held at First United Methodist Church, Walters, OK on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., nephews Rev. Kevin Simpson and Rev. Kent Simpson officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home with burial in the Walters Cemetery. Viewing was held Sunday from 1-8:00 pm with visitation on Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 pm.

Donald Lee Simpson was born to Hubert T. and Frances Ellen (Reece) Simpson on April 23, 1940 at Walters, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on December 27, 2018 at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 4 days.  

Thu
27
Dec
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Darrell Wayne Dilks

Darrell Wayne Dilks, Sr., retired OG&E Guthrie District Superintendent , was born to Eolie Earl and Ledonia Blanche (Cochran) Dilks on June 30, 1924, north of Temple, Oklahoma, in his beloved short grass country as the third of eleven children. He passed away in Edmond, Oklahoma on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Darrell grew up in Temple attending Pioneer School before graduating from Temple High in 1942. He married his childhood sweetheart, Ernestine Lillian Shaw on September 11, 1943. He reported for active duty in the U.S. Army on October 12, 1943.

Thu
27
Dec
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Marquita Taylor

Marquita Gail (Whittington) Taylor was born to Charles H. and Betty (Wade) Whittington on November 10, 1949 at Newton, KS and departed this life in Oklahoma City, OK on December 19, 2018 at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 9 days.

Marquita came to Walters from Kansas at the age of five, around 1955, and began working at the local dairy queen at age 16. She graduated from Walters High School in 1968 and went on to beauty school. Upon receiving her beauty license, she went to work For Shirley Cooper. She married Richard Jess Taylor on March 20, 1970 at Walters.

Thu
20
Dec
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JW Keesee

Funeral Services for JW Keesee, 75, Walters, OK were held at Bible Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. John Carlisle officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Burial in the Walters Cemetery with Military Honors.

JW “Wes” Keesee was born to James and Ruby (Oakley) Keesee on June 8, 1943 at Shawnee, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on December 15, 2018 at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 7 days.

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20
Dec
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Joyce Harden

Graveside Services for Joyce Harden, 89, Temple, OK were held at the Odessa Cemetery, northwest of Gotebo, OK on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple, OK. Viewing was held on Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm.

Joyce Aileen (Morgan) Harden was born to Reuben Benjamin and Gertrude Violet (Cox) Morgan on March 14, 1929 in the Odessa Community of Kiowa County, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on December 13, 2018 at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 29 days.

Joyce grew up at Odessa and graduated from nearby Lake Valley High School in the late 1940’s. She married Floyd Lavern Harden on July 31, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Butler, OK and to the union a daughter, Vangela Kaye, was born. The family lived at Cloud Chief for a time before moving to Gotebo where she resided until moving to Cordell in 2000 and on to Temple, OK in 2007.

Thu
06
Dec
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Eric Everett

Funeral Service for Eric Everett, 39, Walters, OK was held at First Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30, Rev. Jack Jacob and Rev. Paul Metcalfe officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Eric Lynn Everett was born to Richard Lynn and Laura Beth (Cargill) Everett on April 13, 1979 at Lawton, OK and departed this life at Walters, OK on November 27, 2018 at the age of 39 years, 7 months and 14 days.

Eric grew up at Geronimo through the 4th grade then moved to the Bray-Doyle area, graduating in 1997. He worked in the medical field, then worked for Rent-X before attending culinarian school. He graduated from OSU-Okmulgee in August 2004 with an Applied Science and Culinarian Degree. He married Jennifer Lynn Burrow on October 16, 2004 at Tulsa. They made their home at Tulsa, Marlow, Grove and Walters.

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29
Nov
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Franklin Tunnell

Franklin “Buddy” Tunnell passed away suddenly at his home in Temple, OK on November 15, 2018 at the age of 69.

Franklin was born January 23, 1949 to Franklin and Lily Tunnell. He was raised from an infant by his loving parents Joseph and LaRue Green. He attended school in Temple. Franklin married Linda Terry in 1968 and to that union were 3 children.

Franklin worked for Cross Construction for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and his dog, Sampson. He was a proud member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.

Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Lester Tunnell, Brent Edwards and Vincint Edwards.

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