Obituaries

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May
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Geary Curtis

Graveside Services Geary Curtis, 79, Temple, OK will be at the Walters Cemetery, Walters, OK, Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Dr. Jack Jacob officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Geary Stanton Curtis was born to Sidney Stanton and Etha Mae (Rose) Curtis on July 6, 1938 at Tipton, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on May 24, 2018 at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 18 days. Geary grew up in the Wilson/ Weaver area near Frederick, OK before the family moved south of Geronimo, OK around 1949. He graduated from Geronimo High School in 1956, then attended Cameron College before finishing his bachelor degree at Southwestern in Weatherford. Geary went to work at Herbs in Lawton during college and continued his business career with Coca Cola, Hanover Foods, Melitta and Marylin Coffee Companies, and marketed insect repellent for Cutter.

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30
May
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Greg Burnaugh

Funeral Services for Greg Burnaugh, 66, Walters, OK will be at First Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Pastors Gary Thurman & Jack Jacob officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters with interment in the Walters Cemetery. The Family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist on Friday prior to the service. Memorial Donations may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 341, Walters, OK 73572. Gregory Taylor Burnaugh was born in Walters, OK on November 15th, 1951 to Wayne Edwin Burnaugh and Ruby Mae Sutton Burnaugh. He left this life to join his Heavenly Father on May 25th, 2018 in Lawton, OK at the age of 66. Greg grew up in Walters and attended Walters Public Schools, graduating from Walters High School in 1970. He attended Cameron University for a short time before returning to Walters to work the family farm alongside his dad. Greg started his career as a farmer.

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16
May
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W. Glen Norman

Funeral Services for W. Glen Norman, 99 of Temple, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Temple, Wednesday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Jay Driskill and Rev. Kevin Smith officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple with Interment in the Temple Cemetery. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488, Temple, OK 73568. William Glen Norman was born to James Perry “J.P.” and Verna Lea (Magness) Norman on August 28, 1918 at Temple, OK and departed this life in Wichita Falls, TX on May 12, 2018 at the age of 99 years, 8 months and 15 days. Glen was raised and attended school in the Gregg community northeast of Temple, OK, graduating from Temple High School in 1937. He married Myrtle Audene Dikes on December 6, 1941 and to the union 2 children, Glenna and Jerry, were born. They were married 76 years. The family made their home north of Temple where they were engaged in farming for many years.

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09
May
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Sue Sparks

Funeral Services for Sue Sparks, 75, Walters, OK will be at Beaver Creek Cowboy Church, Duncan, Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Gary Thurman Officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home with burial in the Walters Cemetery. Dorothy Sue Sparks was born to Charles Richard and Joyce Marie (Wainscott) Brown on December 9, 1942 at Walters, OK and departed this life in Oklahoma City, OK on May 7, 2018 at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 29 days. Dorothy grew up at Walters. She married Roger L. Studer and to the union 4 daughters were born. As a military wife she traveled the world, making her home in Alaska, Virginia, France and California. She later married Bobby Lee Sparks on January 7, 1976 at Wichita Falls, TX and to the union a son was born. As a construction wife she moved to jobs sites in Texas, Missouri and Kentucky, but made their home in Wichita Falls, Duncan, Empire, Temple and Walters. She was a member of Beaver Creek Cowboy Church.

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02
May
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Mary Vannoy

Funeral Services for Mary Vannoy, 73, Geronimo, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Pastor Ray Garcia officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters with burial in the Walters Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Hart-Wyatt. Mary Kathrine Vannoy was born to Mary Louise (Thomas) and Julius Lemuel Bowen, Sr. on March 7, 1945 in Mt. Vernon, IN and departed this life in Wichita Falls, TX on April 29, 2018 at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 22 days. Mary grew up in the Sawyer area of Southeastern Oklahoma. She married Johnny Thomas Vannoy, Jr. on October 22, 1961. They made their home in Columbus, OH and Houston, TX for a short time before settling in Walters, OK and eventually Geronimo, OK. They have recently moved to Fletcher, OK. She enjoyed bowling and volunteering on projects for young women.

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02
May
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Dorothy Mae (Bridges) Ille

Dorothy Mae (Bridges) Ille was the daughter of Abbie Mae (Hart) Bridges and Luther Albert Bridges. She was born April 2, 1931 on their bottomland farm on the Red River in Oklahoma. She was the Mother of five: Joan, Charles, Janet, Camille and Patricia. Raymond and Dorothy celebrated their 65th anniversary on August 23, 2017. She was the Grandmother of eleven and the Great-Grandmother of eight. She lived from coast to coast as her husband, Ray, served in the U.S. Air Force. She held down the family fort while he flew many missions to Germany and Saigon and later with Bank of America as a Federal Bank Examiner in seven states. When her last child was nine years old she started working at Merced Junior College as an audio and media clerk. Later she worked full time with California Canadian Bank as a bookkeeper. Then helped run the Walnut Creek, CA School District library system where she worked in the Junior High facility. In 1987 Dorothy and Raymond moved to Roseville.

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02
May
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Sandra “Sandy” Hart

Funeral Services for Sandra “Sandy” Hart, 74, El Reno, OK were held at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, OK, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with burial in the Walters Cemetery. Sandra Sue “Sandy” (Cleaver) Hart was born to Harrell Willard “Bill” and Alice Vivian “PeeWee” (Brownlee) Cleaver on December 10, 1943 at Monroe, LA and departed this life in El Reno, OK on April 26, 2018 at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 16 days. Sandy grew up a military child, living in Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Nebraska and Oklahoma to name a few of the places. She graduated from Altus High School in 1962 and eventually became the managing editor of the Altus Times. She married Bob Hart on November 20, 1973 at Altus. Eventually with the kids raised, the couple moved to El Reno, OK in 1984 where she worked as the advertising director for the El Reno Tribune until she and Bob opened and operated a printing company known as New Age Graphics for a number of years.

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25
Apr
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Jamie Silcock

Funeral Services for Jamie Silcock, 46, Devol, OK were held at First Christian Church, Walters, Tuesday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Brantley Tillery officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters with burial in the Walters Cemetery. Jamie June (Hooser) Silcock was born to James and Kathy (Whitehead) Hooser on November 5, 1971 in Lawton, OK and departed this life in Oklahoma City on April 20, 2018 at the age of 46 years, 5 months and 15 days. Jamie grew up in Walters through the second grade when the family moved to Lawton. There she attended Lawton Christian School before graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1990. She attended OU for 2 years, then transferred to Purdue University where she received her undergraduate degree in nursing. She worked as an RN for several years in the Dallas area before completing her Masters Degree at the University of Texas at Arlington then receiving her Nurse Practitioner license.

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25
Apr
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Frances Reece

Funeral Services for Frances Reece, 79, Walters, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Jay Driskill and Rev. Jack Jacob officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters with burial in the Walters Cemetery. Frances F. (Dobbs) Reece was born to Wayne Leonard and Voyse Mae (Hale) Dobbs on October 2, 1938 south of Temple, OK and departed this life in Walters, OK on April 17, 2018 at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 15 days. Frances grew up south of Temple until age 12 when the family moved to town, and she graduated from Temple High School in 1957. She married Russell Dean Reece on April 12, 1959 at Grandfield, OK and made their home in Wichita Falls for a time before settling in Walters in January of 1960. Frances worked in various grocery stores as produce manager, but eventually returned to homemaking with the kids and helped raise the grandkids on the tractor.

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18
Apr
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Theta Boren

Funeral Services for Theta Boren, 100, Temple, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK, Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Larry Shields and Rev. Jay Driskill Officiating with interment in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Hospice of Wichita Falls or First Baptist Church, Temple, OK. Theta Dollie (Clingman) Boren was born November 12, 1917 east of Walters, OK, to Edward Benjamin and Dora Leah (Johnson) Clingman and departed this life in Wichita Falls, TX on April 15, 2018 at the age of 100 years, 5 months and 3 days. The twelfth of fifteen children, Theta grew up at Walters, Temple and Lindsay, OK. She married Hoyt Juan Boren on April 17, 1938 and to the union 5 children were born. Through the years she worked at Yielding’s Department Store, Scott’s Level Best, Haggar Slacks, waitressed in Lindsay, and eventually retired after several years as a Store Manager for 711 Corporation.

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