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Robert Milton “Bob” Coleman, 74, of Henryetta, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at 74 years of age. He was born May 30, 1942 in Hartner, Kansas. He attended High School in Vinita and joined the U.S. Navy in 1961, serving in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bob then returned to Vinita and worked at an aircraft plant in Coffeyville, Kansas. In 1970, he attended OSU Tech for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and worked at Montgomery-Ward in repair service for several years. Bob worked for over 30 years as a Campus Police Officer at OSU IT. He loved his law enforcement job, especially helping others. He enjoyed guns, hotrods and Harley Davidson’s. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and great grandparents. Survivors include his son, Jason Coleman and wife Sandra of Afton, granddaughters, Molly, Maggie, Amelia and Emma, his longtime companion and friend, Virginia Carter and her son, Jay Carter and wife Tamara of Marshfield, Missouri, a brother, Don Coleman of Michigan and many friends.
Friends may visit the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ray Moffeit officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Bob’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Funeral Services are currently pending for Russell Howe, a resident of Dewar and former store manager of Love's Country Store in Henryetta, who passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home in Dewar at the age of 51. Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information is finalized. Services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, passed away January 1, 2017 in Burleson, Texas. He was born August 22, 1937 to the late Charles and Helen (Bebe) Rouk in Beggs, Oklahoma. Dale was the founding member of the Pan Handle Team Pinners Association of Amarillo and instrumental in the creation of two horse sales organizations, Ocala Breeders Sales and Keenland Sales Company, of which he was part of for 45 years. He was also two time Breeder of the Year of the Texas Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association.
Preceding Dale in death are his parents, former wife Jane Marie Jones and brother Bill Rouk. Left to cherish the memories of Dale are his children Scott Rouk and wife Amy of Elk Ridge, Maryland and Cindy Cowell and husband Brent of Amarillo, grandchildren Taylor, Rachel, Bailey, and Zachary, great granddaughter, Olivia, sisters Nancy Jackson and husband Gary of Beggs, Billie Ruth Zavesky and husband Danny of Hallettsville, Texas and Jeanie Lester of Bakersfield, California, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may visit the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Services for Dale will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Beggs with Reverend Chris Gore officiating. Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Matt Jackson, Gary Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Pete Jackson, and Scott Rouk.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Dale’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Junior Dee Gardenhire, 81 passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Tulsa. Junior was born August 22, 1935 in Hulbert, Oklahoma to the late Joe and Francis (Rusk) Gardenhire. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and retired after twenty years in 1973. Junior was a Boomer Sooner and Dallas Cowboy football fan. He enjoyed watching baseball, barbequing, fishing, and camping. Junior was a member of the VFW Post 1189 and a proud Vietnam Veteran.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clyde Gardenhire, Fred Gardenhire, Cecil Gardenhire, and Bill Gardenhire, sisters Willa Mae, and Imogene, daughters Connie Gardenhire, Debbie Pearson, and Linda Schleppi. Left to cherish the memories of Junior are his children Jerry Gardenhire and wife Theresia of Carrollton, Lana Berger of Tulsa, Johnny Gardenhire and wife Judy of Okmulgee, Vickie Yates and husband Terry of Purcell, Jimmy Gardenhire and wife Doris of Fairview, sister Virginia Kelso of Mounds, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
A graveside service for Junior will be held 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Okmulgee Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Junior's Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Beverly L. (Johnson) Lewis, longtime Okmulgee resident, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Funeral Services are currently pending for Jeremy Hamilton, a longtime Henryetta resident and pipeliner, who passed from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Tulsa at the age of 43. Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information has been finalized.
Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Charles Andrew Keller, a resident of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 24th, 2016 in Magnolia at the age of 64. He was born November 24, 1952 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Andrew Jack Keller and Betty Ann (Johnson) Keller.
Charles grew up in Henryetta and was a graduate of Henryetta High School Class of 1971. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 and studied on scholarship at the University Intensive Language Program at Tianjin in the Peoples Republic from1986-87. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a doctorate in History in 1996 and was presently employed at Southern Arkansas University. Charles' long term goal was to teach Chinese and American History courses at a junior college or small four year college. Charles reached his goal in life.
Charles loved nature and loved being outdoors. He loved hunting, particularly duck hunting, fishing and golfing.
He is preceded in death by his mother Betty Ann Keller November 20, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, San San Keller of the home in Magnolia, Arkansas;
A step daughter, Angela Zhu of China;
His father, Jack Keller & wife Sylvia of Henryetta;
Two brothers, Richard Keller of Pleasant Valley;
Steven Keller & wife Michelle of Waco, Texas;
An uncle, Murl Keller of Buffalo, Minnesota;
Also by nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Toby Notley, Carl Keller, Jimmie Crain, Philip Crain, Randy Thompson & Robert Harris.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Integrity Chapel with Rex Walcher officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
Bill Deo Jr., a longtime resident of Henryetta, passed away in Tulsa on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 68. Bill was born on March 9, 1948 in Hanna, Oklahoma to Billy William Deo, Sr. and Sarah Spaniard. Bill grew up in the Hanna area attending Hanna Public Schools, before moving to Weleetka Public Schools where he graduated high school.
Bill worked as a furniture mover for approximately 15 years for Mathis Brothers Furniture in Oklahoma City. Bill married Susie Watson on August 24, 2004 in Morris, Oklahoma. He loved to play golf, enjoyed almost any board game, cherished reading his bible, and tackled many projects as an accomplished woodworker. Bill especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son and he will be missed by his family and many good friends.
Bill is preceded in death by both his mother and father; a sister, Margo Deo; a brother, Wallace Deo; a step-sister, Lena Tiger; and step-brother, Lawrence Josie.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Susie Deo of the home in Henryetta; a daughter, Serena Deo of Louisiana; a son, Billy Deo and wife Nancy of Okemah; a son, Phillip Deo and wife Tina of Beggs; a daughter, Tamrah Earls and husband Jordan of Henryetta; a step daughter, Roberta Lindsey of Allen; a step-son, Little "Cho" Lindsey of Henryetta; a step-son, Chebonnie "Rocky" Lindsey and wife Cheryl of Sapulpa; a step-daughter, Geebee Ratliff and husband Robert of Glenpool; step-daughter, Liza Lindsey of Okmulgee; Step-daughter, Tumissah Lindsey of the home in Henryetta; one brother, Paul Haynes of Henryetta; one sister, Josephine Francis and husband Robert of Glenpool; by 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and by a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many good friends.
Viewing for Bill will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta. A wake service for Bill will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00pm at Weogufkee Church, near Hanna, Oklahoma.
A funeral service for Bill will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 1:00pm at Weogufkee Church in Hanna with Rev. Oscar Harjo officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Weogufkee Church Cemetery in Hanna under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Charles Jal Harley, Jordan Earls, Jordan Hicks, Steve Yargee, Jeffery Scull, and Michael Evans. Honorary bearers will be William Gouge, Jacob Hill, Danny Lindsey, Mitch Jacks, and Jacob Lewis.
Floyd "Gene" Eugene Lewellen, 63 passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was born October 9, 1953 to Rex Lewellen and Yoneko Yamashita Lewellen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gene married Mary Harlan on April 1, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gene enjoyed baseball coaching and officiating, golf, and all kinds of sports. He was an avid reader. He was a member of OSSAA Officials Hall of Fame 2014. Gene was also a Rotarian and a member of the United Methodist Men.
Preceding his death was his father, Rex. Left to cherish the memory of Gene is his wife, Mary of the home, daughters, Courtney Lewellen of Shawnee, Whitney Lewellen of Tulsa, son and wife, Eric and Steph Lewellen of Fort Mill, South Carolina, daughter and husband, Maggie and Brent Bailey of Okmulgee, mother, Yoneko Lewellen of Oklahoma City, brother, Terry Lewellen of Oklahoma City, and brother and wife, David and Patty Lewellen of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by grandchildren, Mason Bailey of Okmulgee, Ethan Gallagher of Tulsa, Maryl and Justin Lewellen of Shawnee and Charlotte and Audrey Lewellen of South Carolina.
A memorial service for Gene will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee. Rev. Roland Youngberg will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brent Bailey, Andrew Harlan, Alex Hess, Jackson Hess, Mark Hess, Tyler Lewellen, Shane Lewellen, Harold Fox, Dave Gibson, Jered Jones, Daryl Maxville, Mike Sexton and Mat Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee or Okmulgee Main Street.
Arrangements and cremation services have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Gene’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Edna L McCullar, a longtime resident of Hanna passed away Monday, December 19th, 2016 in Checotah at the age of 83. She was born December 31, 1932 in Stanley, Oklahoma to Goldie Houseworth and Ora (Farmer) Houseworth. Edna worked for the Ammunition Depot for several years, also at the sewing factory in Eufaula and later at various area grocery stores. She was a member of the Fundamentalist Baptist Church in Eufaula.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Goldie & Ora Houseworth, her first husband Alford Peters, second husband O. J. McCullar, two brothers, Leland Houseworth and Loren Houseworth.
She is survived by three children: Kathy Ford & husband Calvin of Meeker;
Tommy Peters & wife Robena of Wetumka;
Ed Peters & wife Vickie of Eufaula;
Three stepsons: Jackie Dale McCullar & wife Debbie of Oktaha;
James Dwight McCullar of Norman;
Jessie David (Skip) McCullar and wife Carolyn of Henryetta;
Eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren;
Six step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren
Two brothers: Lenvil Houseworth of Eugene, Oregon;
Norman K. Houseworth of Portland, Oregon;
As well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Greg Ford, Jon Ford, Matthew Peters, Jason Peters, Gage Askew & Dillon Peters.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2016 at Integrity Chapel with Chaplain Tony Hodgson officiating. Interment will follow in Lenna Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service'.