Obituaries

Tue
19
Jun

Olen Leroy Eslick, 1936 - 2018

Olen Leroy Eslick was born Feb. 8, 1936, to Olen Lewis and Florance Ruth (Gott) Eslick in Kellyville. He departed this life at his home with his wife, Dee, by his side on June 13, 2018, at the age of 82 years, four months and five days. A 1954 graduate of Gypsy High School, Leroy went on to former Central State College now University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business. He then served his country in the Army division of the United States Armed Forces from 1958 to 1960. Following his time in the service, Leroy furthered his education receiving a Master’s degree in 1982, also from Central State. On March 22, 1991, Leroy Eslick and Deanna Ross were married in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Leroy was a teacher and coach at a number of schools throughout his career. He taught special education, business classes and coached junior high basketball. He was known as one of those teachers that the kids really liked.

Tue
19
Jun

Reeseanna C. Wolfe, 1938 - 2018

Reeseanna C. Wolfe was born May 22, 1938, in Bristow. She departed this life June 13, 2018, at the age of 80 years and 22 days. Reesa, a lifelong Bristow resident, grew up attending Bristow Public Schools and was a member of the graduating class of 1957. Reeseanna Griffis and Fred Wolfe were united in marriage Dec. 29, 1964. To this union were born two children, Deanna and Ronnie. They spent 42 years together before his passing in 2006. She loved her family dearly and cherished every moment they spent together. She loved to cook, which can always bring a family together. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she made time for them as much as possible. Reesa was a 25 year associate at Wal-Mart; she had her hand in just about every department. A devout Christian, she attended Victory Christian Center in Tulsa faithfully reading Gods word every moment possible.

Tue
12
Jun

Shawn David Deeringwater, 1973 - 2018

Shawn David Deeringwater was born Sept. 18, 1973, to Gary and M. Jo Deeringwater in Phoenix, Arizona. He departed this life June 6, 2018, at the age of 44 years, eight months and 19 days. He attended Show Low High School, un Arizona, until his junior year when the family moved, and he graduated from Bristow High School. Shawn was currently working for Muscogee Creek Nation Casino. He enjoyed playing and watching sports. He was a huge Oklahoma Sooner and Phoenix Suns fan. He also enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.

Tue
05
Jun

Annette Dawnell Pettigrew, 1966 - 2018

Annette Dawnell Pettigrew was born Sept. 30, 1966, to Clyde and Judy McGuire in Bristow. She departed this life June 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She graduated from Depew High School in 1984. On Jan. 15, 2001, Annette was united in marriage to Luke Pettigrew. Annette enjoyed hunting all kinds of game animal. She was a professional Archer and was very successful winning numerous state championships as well a world title. She also loved spending time with her family and grandbabies. She enjoyed many years working as a photographer. She was a member of the Depew Church of God where she enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She is survived by her husband, Luke; mother, Judy; four children, Ashley and husband Josh; Caleb and wife, Jordan; Kristin and husband, Rowdy and Reilly; one sister, Lisa and husband, Joey; seven grandchildren, Ace, Aspyn, Kyson, Connor, Ryle, Abbey and Anney. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde.

Tue
05
Jun

Ellen Marie Mann, 1925 - 2018

Ellen Marie Mann was born July 9, 1925, to Archie and Goldie Duncan in Drumright. She departed this life June 1, 2018, at the age of 92 years, 10 months and 23 days. She attended elementary school at Iron Post and Bristow High School. On October 21, 1942, Ellen Marie Duncan and Kenneth Wayne Mann were united in marriage. From this union were born four children, Archie, Charles, Connie and Rex. Marie and Kenneth enjoyed 62 years together before his passing October 23, 2004. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church since 1966. She loved her church family and was faithful until her health would limit her ability to attend. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed taking care of others.

Wed
30
May

Kirk Aaron Black

1965 - 2018

Wed
23
May
Tue
15
May

Jimmy Wayne Strutton, 1960 - 2018

Jimmy Wayne Strutton, 57, of Mansfield, Arkansas, passed away May 10, 2018, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1960, in Bristow, to Donald Eugene Strutton and Mary (Morris) Carlton. Jimmy is survived by two children: Matthew and wife, Marcy Strutton, of Mansfield, Arkansas; Amanda and husband, Kenan Carter, of Broken Arrow; grandchildren; Makayla Strutton, Ashtyn Strutton, Jayden Strutton, Airech Clark, M'Kenzie Carter, Kenadi Carter; mother Mary and husband, Arley Carlton, of Mansfield; two siblings; Bill Strutton and wife, Donna, of Bristow; Debbie Johnson, of Greenwood, Arkansas; nieces, Beth and Michelle Strutton, Crystal Brown, Heather Johnson; two nephews, Timothy and Michael Strutton and by several other friends and family. He is preceded in death by his father Donald Eugene Strutton, brother Harold Strutton and granddaughter Heav'nlee Clark. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas.

Tue
15
May

Mary Anne Murphy , 1935 - 2018

Mary Anne Murphy was born July 1, 1935, to Glen Benny and Clara Mae Rancier in Ada. She departed this life May 11, 2018, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 10 days. She attended Ada Public Schools. On June 9, 1954, Mary Anne Rancier and George Francis Murphy were united in marriage. They were married 39 years before his passing in 1993. Mary was an accomplished seamstress. She had many hobbies which included quilting, coloring, fishing, hunting wild onions, traveling with her husband, going to the casino and most of all, spending time with her family. She is survived by four children, Mary Frances Tiger and husband, George, of Bristow; Irene Melinda Donaldson and husband, Junior, of Bristow; Floyd Wayne Murphy, of Bristow; Patrick Glen Murphy and wife, Pamela, of Bristow; 15 grandchildren, Angela Daugherty, Molly Moore, Kendra Root, Kenneth F.

Tue
15
May

Betty Lois McCollum, 1934 - 2018

Betty Lois McCollum was born March 27, 1938, to Robert and Myrtle Raney in Tuskegee. She departed this life May 13, 2018, at the age of 80 years, one month and 16 days. On April 6, 1967, Betty Lois Raney and William “Boyd” McCollum were united in marriage. They enjoyed 44 years together until his passing on Aug. 17, 2011. Betty loved her dogs and cats. She was the designated babysitter for the family watching most of her nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed flowers and was known as a good cook. She is survived by many sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, James, Charles and Bill Raney and three sisters, Erma Stiles, Janice Shelton and Irene Ward. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Bristow City Cemetery with Reverend John Tidwell officiating. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com.

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