Obituaries

Tue
13
Feb

Frances LoAnn Howard, "Dink," , 1942 - 2018

Frances LoAnn Howard, "Dink," died peacefully in Owasso, at the age of 75. LoAnn is survived by her children, Steven Mann, and his wife, Amy Mann, of Pearland, Texas, and Kevin Mann and his wife, Sarah Mann, of Owasso, Oklahoma, and her grandchildren Elizabeth and Braden Mann of Pearland, Texas. She is preceded in death by her second husband, Ray Mann and their daughter, Sheila Rhae Mann. She is also preceded in death by her third husband, Mark Howard. LoAnn was born in Oklahoma City to Wayne H. King and Loretta A. Farrar. She graduated from Bristow High School in 1960. Following graduation LoAnn began what would become a 40-year career in the banking industry. Her first banking job was in Bristow. She went on to work with banks in both Tulsa and Muskogee as well. In each of these communities, LoAnn enjoyed fellowship with her church family; most recently Heatherridge Baptist Church in Tulsa. LoAnn loved many things, but most of all she loved her boys.

Tue
13
Feb

Cecil Deere, 1964 - 2018

Cecil Deere was born Aug. 1, 1964 to Henry Deere and Minnie Johnson in Bristow. He departed this life Feb. 8, 2018, in Okmulgee. He was a longtime resident of the Sapulpa and Tulsa area. He had previously worked as a tree trimmer and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking his great nieces and nephews to the park. He is survived by brothers, Little Tommy Johnson and Albert Johnson; sisters, Reba McDermott and Ruby Johnson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wilbert Johnson and Nathan “Bob” Johnson and one niece, Cheryl Lindsey. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Hutchins Maples Matherly Chapel with interment to follow at the Cloud-Johnson family cemetery. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

Tue
06
Feb

Charles “Chuck” Andrew Blackbourn, 1943 -2018

Charles Andrew Blackbourn was born July 24, 1943, to Earl and Mary Blackbourn in Coffeyville, Kansas. He departed this life Feb. 2, 2018, at the age of 74 years, six months and nine days. He attended school in Coffeyville, Kansas. He served his country in the United States Marines. On Nov. 22, 1968, Charles Blackbourn and Judy Elaine Copeland were united in marriage. They enjoyed over 38 years together before her passing Nov. 22, 1968. He owned and operated Landstar Trucking Company for over 24 years before retiring. His hobby consisted of prospecting for gold. He is survived by two daughters, Tina Hoggatt, of Tulsa and Deanna Lynn Langley and husband, Clint, of Bristow; one son, Brent Brooks and wife, Marci, of Coffeyville, Kansas; two brothers, Barry and Gary Bonham; one sister, Donna; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, Larry Bonham and one sister Linda. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. , Tuesday, Feb.

Thu
01
Feb

Roy Eugene McCollum, 1930 - 2018

Roy Eugene McCollum was born Nov. 26, 1930, to William Newton and Jessie (Langham) McCollum, in Blackburn. He departed this life Jan. 30, 2018, at the age of 87 years, two months and four days. He attended Bristow Public Schools and then enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He retired after 25 years as a chief petty officer. He also worked in the oilfield on Transworld rig #64 and later as a parts manager for a Heating and Air Conditioning company. He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking and watching Oklahoma Sooner Football. He is survived by his wife, Eunice McCollum, of Freemont, Ohio; five sisters, Dora Sawyer, of Bristow, Donna Raney, of Bristow, Glenda Haulcomb, of Bristow, Debra McCollum, of Bristow and Phyllis Cheatwood, of Okemah. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, J.V. McCollum, William Boyd Mc- Collum and Edward Ray McCollum as well as one sister, Marie Denham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Feb.

Thu
01
Feb

Trela (McGuire) McKinzie, 1935 - 2018

Trela (McGuire) McKinzie was born May 22, 1935, in Kellyville, to Lorn and Denzyle Irene (Staiger) McGuire. She departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at her home in Depew at the age of 82 years, eight months, and eight days. Trela was the oldest of four children. She grew up and attended school, through the eighth grade, in Kellyville. The family then moved to Depew where Trela attended and graduated Depew High School in 1953. On July 4, 1954, at the Depew Methodist Church, Trela McGuire and Jess Basil McKinzie were united in marriage. To this union was born 11 children. Basil preceded his wife in death on Jan. 5, 1998. The couple had been married for over 43 years. Trela was a longtime member of the Depew Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and had been a member of the Rainbow Girls when she was younger. She lived the majority of her life in Depew, where she raised her family.

Tue
30
Jan

Shirley Jean Groom, 1938 - 2018

Shirley Jean Groom was born Nov. 6, 1938, to John Buster and Ollie Belle Dowdy in a log cabin south of Bristow. She passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at her Bristow home. She graduated from Bristow High School in 1957. Shirley Jean Dowdy and Franklin Ewing Groom were united in marriage Sept. 20, 1958. From this union was born one daughter, Reni. Shirley had previously worked as a vital statistician for the City of Arlington for over nine years. They moved back to Bristow in 1997. She was involved in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Bristow Historical Society and the Bristow Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Bristow First United Methodist Church and part of the Ladies’ Prayer Shawl Ministry where she shared her gift of knitting with others. She also enjoyed making doilies and pot holders for the members of her sorority group.

Thu
25
Jan

Frances Maurine Strong, 1933 - 2018

Frances Maurine Strong, 84, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. Maurine was born March 16, 1933 in Sapulpa to Marvin Lester Murphy Sr. and Lillian Western Murphy. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church. Maurine was a very active member of the Arlington Woman’s Club and has been a member of The Bridge Club since 1961. Her family would like to thank them for their love and support during this time. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bob Strong; son, Robert F. Strong and wife, Vickie; grandson, Bryan Strong and wife, Angela; brother, Marvin Murphy Jr.; sister, Colleen Hall; brotherin- law, Charles W. Strong; niece, Mindy Miller and nephew, Mark Miller. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Collins, Arlington, Texas. Entombment will be at Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Friday, Jan.

Tue
23
Jan

Cleo Wayne Pinson, 1939 - 2018

Cleo Wayne Pinson was born Aug. 22, 1939, to Elmer Lee and Malee Ellastine Pinson in Tuskegee. He departed this life Jan. 21, 2018, at the age of 78 years, four months and 30 days. He graduated from Bristow High School. Cleo loved his church family and was the church greeter for over 40 years. There wasn’t a Sunday go by that you didn’t see Cleo open the door for you and add a joke to get a laugh. He enjoyed going to see the Purple Pirate ballgames and listening to Hank Williams songs. There were not many places around town that Cleo didn’t visit on a daily basis; especially Taste Toppers and Kemp’s Drug. He loved people and was never bashful about stopping those he saw to share a joke or two, always wanting to make people’s day a little better. He is survived by three brothers, Jim Pinson and wife, Peggy, of Bristow; Don Pinson, of Bristow and Rick Pinson, of Bristow; one sister, Beverly Langley, of Bristow and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tue
23
Jan

Baby Ava Lou Moses, 2018 - 2018

Ava Lou Moses was born Jan. 19, 2018, to Kalvin Daniel and Ludie Melinda Moses in Tulsa. She departed this life Jan. 20, 2018. She is survived by her parents, Kalvin and Ludie Moses, of Bristow; maternal grandmother, Judy Smallwood, of Bristow; paternal grandparents, Joe and Lorie Shrewsbury, of Bristow; Uncle, Eli Smallwood, of Bristow; two aunts, Felicia Hibbs, of Claremore and Kylie Shrewsbury, of Bristow. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bob Smallwood. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the Bristow City Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com.

Tue
23
Jan

Kelly Don Groom, - 2018

Kelly attended Putnam City High School where he graduated in 1971. He was a student at Oklahoma State University before transferring and graduating from Tulsa University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked as an accountant for many oil companies including Phillips, Conoco, and Amerada Hess. He retired as an accountant, but kept busy with substitute teaching. Kelly beamed with pride and admiration for his children and grandchildren. He was the family videographer, often looking to capture sweet moments on film. He was always quick with a kind word and a smile. He was thoughtful, intelligent and always willing to listen. An avid music lover, he had a hidden talent for singing and playing. He enjoyed taking family and friends on his pontoon boat. He liked RV camping and target practice at the shooting range. He had a love for the Lord. He will be remembered as a gentle soul and missed dearly by those who truly knew him.

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