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i0 t',k)'w"alsa,00 R , WWmDAY, MARCH 16, 2005 Payton Otis L. Payton, 87 year old Nowata resident, passed away at 2:40 p.m,, Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. Funeral services for Mr. Payton were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 1 I, 2005 at the Benjamin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Derrick Bohn officiating. Interment was held in the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the 10-33 Emergency Team, 321 E. Cherokee, Nowata, OK 74048. Otis Payton was born October 23, 1917 in Alluwe, Oklahoma the son of John S. Payton and Olga Jones-Payton. He attended school at Alluwe and later married Eunice Hamil on December 28, 1938. Mr. Payton would go on the serve his country in the United States Army. Afterward, he began work in the oil fields. Mr. Payton worked as a Roustabout for Forrest Oil for several years. In 1970. he went to work with Funk's in Coffeyville and worked there until his retirement. Mr. Payton loved the outdoors. He spent some of his younger years racing horses. He also enjoyed making lures for his many fishing trips, as well as re- loading ammunition for hunting and skeet shooting. Mr. Payton spent a great deal of time carving and widdling monkeys and squirrels out of peach seeds, and absolutely loved spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Payton is survived by his wife, Eunice Payton of Nowata; by a son Roger Payton of Nowata; by two brothers, Bert Payton of Oregon and Bill Payton of Montana; by two sisters, Mildred Clasby of Vinita and Dorothy Flood of Vinita; by five grandchildren, Stacy Hutchison and husband Mike of Houston; Siobhan Kingren and husband Lars of Norway; Becki Haggerman and husband Patrick of Nowata; Jack Payton of Springdale, Arkansas and Jocelyn Stroud and husband Shane of Nowata; and by great- grandchild, Carter Stroud of Nowata. He was preceding death by one son, Gary Payton and three brothers John Payton, Ruben Payton and Lewis Payton. Williams Gaynell Williams, 68 year old Nowata resident, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. Funeral services for Ms. Williams were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2005 at the Hillside Christian Church with Ben Killion and Cal Swickard officiating. Interment followed at the Martin Cemetery under the direction of the Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Nowata Volunteer Fire Dept. Gaynell Williams began this life on February 10, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the daughter of Joseph D. West and Lucille lllingsworth-West. She attended schools in Nowata and was a member of the Hillside Christian Church. In 1991. Ms. Williams received her Associates Degree from Rogers State University. She loved doing ceramics and other craftwork. Though she wasn't known as the best cook, she excelled at making homemade bread and rolls. Ms. Williams is survived by two children, Cindy and her husband Chuck Miller of Nowata and Dewight Bell of Washington. By one brother Harley West of Yukon, Oklahoma; by one sister Donna West of Miami, Oklahoma; and by four grandchildren, Chris Miller, Adam Miller and Lori Miller all of Nowata and Summer Bell of Sapulpa. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Joseph West Jr. and by a grandchild Curtly Miller. Blanke John Wayne Blanke died March 2, 2005 in Tulsa, OK. John was born in Nowata January 4, 1953 to Oran {Brownie) and Wilma Blanke. Funeral Services were held March 4, 2005 at Claremore Funeral Home, Claremore, OK. Interment followed in the Chelsea Cemetery, Chelsea, OK. Survivors include Linda Blanke, wife; Pam Blanke, daughter and Robert BIanke, son all of Foyle, OK. Oran (Brownie) Blanke, father of Holyrood. KS. and Charlotte Hutton, a sister of Nowata, OK. John was preceded in death by his mother, Wllma Blanke and a brother, Bill Blanke. Deloris R. Snider Snider Deloris R. Snider passed into God's hands on March 9, 2005 in Edmond, OK. She was born January 31, 1924 in Helena, OK, the daughter of Arthur 0. and Vera Packard. Deloris graduated from Helena High School and married Floyd "Cotton" Snider in August of 1939. She lived 49 years in Nowata, OK serving as a Doctor's. Assistant, past President of both the Christian Women's Fellowship and Youth Guider's Club and a faithful member of First Christian Church. She was an avid golfer, a terrific cook and a good homemaker. In 1997, she left Nowata to move closer to family in Enid where she lived until 2001 when she moved to the Oklahoma City area for health reasons. Deloris was preceded in death by her parents. Art and Vera Packard; her husband, Cotton Snider; and sons Neff and Steven Snider. Survivors include daughter, Debbie Snider of San Antonio, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bernie McNickle of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in- law, Helen Hubbell of Helena, OK; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Alisa and Alan Eaton and great-grandson, Logan of Choctaw, OK; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jeff and Marianne Snider and great- grandsons Josh and Colby and great-granddaughter Mackenzie of Willis, TX; and several nieces and nephews. In addition, Deloris leaves behind a host of cousins, friends and acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the facility that cared for Deloris so lovingly, the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute, Attn. 1003445, 3300 N.W. Expressway Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112-448 i. Funeral services were held at I0:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the First Christian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma with Reverend Billie Lee and Reverend Chris Shorow officiating. Burial followed in the Good Hope Cemetery, Helena, OK at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2005. Ironhawk Madelyn Kay (Berry) Ironhawk 48 year old Nowata, OK resident "died March 5, 2005 at Claremore. OK. Madelyn was born November 20, 1956, Claremore OK the daughter of Herbert Allen Berry and Mary Katherine (Roberts) Berry. Madelyn was a retired school teacher and she enjoyed playing bingo, reading and watching movies. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her father Herbert Berry of Oologah, OK; a son, Eldon Ironhawk of Nowata, OK; a daughter, Elizabeth Ironhawk of Claremore. OK; two sisters and brothers-in-law. Doris Annette and Robert Walker of Nowata and Elizabeth and Kenneth Rickner of Ft. Gibson; five grandchildren. Bailee Allen, Blayne Allen. Blake Ironhawk. Bryson Ironhawk and Brawnson lronhawk. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Katherine Berry and two brothers, Junior Allen Berry, and William Eugene Berry. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Fairview Cemetery, Talala, OK. The Reverend Warren Roberts will officiate. Services are under the direction of the Oologah Funeral Home, Oologah, OK. McDade Sadie Marie Elliott McDade, 102, of Nowata OK died Tuesday evening January 25, 2005 at the Nowata Nursing Center of Nowata. Funeral services for Mrs. McDade were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery in Pryor, OK with Pastor Conn Davis of the Southern Baptist Believers Church at South Coffeyville, OK officiating. Graveside services and interment were under the direction of Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home. A memorial has been established and those who wish to make a contribution in memory of Mrs. McDade may do so to: Southern Baptist Believers Church, PO BOX 543, South Coffeyville, OK 74072. Mrs. McDade was born April l, 1902 in Adair, Indian Territory, OK to James Edward and Eva Wickham Elliott. She attended school in Pl-yor. She graduated from Northeastern State Teacher College in Tahlequah. OK in 1939. She taught school for 24 years in OK before moving to California where she taught for 27 years. After she retired she taught part time for another 17 years. On July 4, 1927, she married Thomas McDade of Locust Grove, OK. They were later divorced. Mrs. McDade was one of the original enrollees in the Cherokee Indian Nation. She was a member of the Christian Church at Adair. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Pryor for over 85 years. Survivors include her sister-in- law Kathryn Elliott of South Coffeyville, OK; a niece Jean (Donl Daniels of Muldrow. OK; a nephew George (Georgia) Elliott of South Coffeyville, OK; one niece and four nephews of California. Also many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Rowley Mrs. Mary E. Rowley, 95, of Nowata, died at 11:45 p.m.. Monday at the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. Memorial services for Mrs. Rowley were held at I0:00 a.m. Thursday at the Hillside Christian Church with Rev, Ben Killion officiating. In keeping with Mrs. Rowley's wishes her body was donated to medical school for anatomical study. Arrangements were under the Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the 10-33 Emergency Team, 321 E. Cherokee, Nowata, Oklahoma 74048. Mrs. Rowley was born on March 19, 1909 at Hutchinson Kansas to William Edgar and Sarah Bowman. She grew up and received her education in Illinois and Colorado. She attended teachers college at ..H O N O RI N G.. Family. Memories '' * " fu l p prepla " 7_Tt hearmg about nera rearrangment.., nmng. Setting up my funeral service mysel)? I didn't think I needed to go and do something like that.., until I understood I wasn't doing it for me. " Greeley, Colorado where she received her Bachelors Degree. She was married to Clarence L. Rowley in 1929 at Genoa, Colorado. They made their home in Colorado and she was active in teaching in the public education system there until her retirement. Mr. Rowley preceded her in death in 1965 and she moved to Nowata to make her home in 1974. Mrs. Rowley was then active in private teaching and tutoring in Nowata until 1995. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Loveland, Colorado. Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Stipe of Nowata, four grandchildren, Colleen Park, Sona Beisley, Dennis Stipe and David Stipe; two great grandchildren, Jennifer Stipe and Jessica Lieb and one great great grandchild, Adrian Stipe. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Shouse Jess Shouse, 98 year old long time Nowata resident passed away at 9:50 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. Funeral services for Mr. Shouse were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2005 at the First Christian Church in Nowata with Pastor Robert Crawford and LaVern Draper officiating. Interment followed at the Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received visitors Thursday at the funeral home. Services were under the direction of the Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Lodge #52 or to the 10-33 Emergency Team, 312 E. Cherokee, Nowata, OK 74048. Jess Shouse was born March 17, 1906 in Fairland. Indian Territory to F.S. Shouse and Ethel Wilson-Shouse. He moved with his parents several places in Oklahoma and Kansas. He came to the Nowata area in 1932. Mr. Shouse started driving when his father bought a 1918 Model T truck. For several years he and his brothers hauled hay to the hay masher in Coffeyville, Kansas.. Mr. Shouse was a trucker all of his life. When he married Rena Moore on November 15, 1939 at Henryetta, he was an independent grain dealer. Later, he began leasing to E.L. Powell & Sons where he hauled pipe out of their Kansas City Yard. He later leased to C & H Transportation Co. of Dallas hauling heavy machinery out of Dallas. Mr. Shouse retired from C & H in 1974. Mr. Shouse was Deacon Emeritus of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. He also served as Post Master for the Sunset Lodge #59 AF&AM of Nowata. Mr. Shouse was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Tulsa and a member of the Sunrise Chapter #22 Order of the Eastern Star in Nowata. Mr. Shouse is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rena of the home; by two sisters, Rena Schafer and Lola Moore of Erie, Kansas; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Forneris Mary Boyd Forneris was born on the family farm near Kenefic, in Southeastern OK, to Lewis and Mac (Guthrie) Colbert on October 11, 1911. She passed from this life March 9, 2005, in Cofffeyville, Kansas, after reaching the age of 93 years, four months and 25 days. She received her High School diploma from Francis High School in 1929. After spending many summers swimming m Blue Creek near their home, Mary pursued her education by attending the College of The Ozarks, in Clarksville, Arkansas; where she resided and received her first new pair of shoes, from her Aunt Lena that she lived with. After receiving her 2 year certificate, she returned to the Coalgate, OK area where she started teaching at Round Hill, which "was a one room school. She taught at Round Hill for 5 years. In 1935 she married Jim Forneris and continued to teach at Round Hill as well as several other small schools in the area. In 1949 they relocated to Nowata. Mary substituted at several Nowata County schools while continuing her education at Tulsa University and East Central State University, in Ada, OK. There she received her teaching degree. She then started a career with Nowata schools that spanned for more than 20 years. In 1944 a son, Jimmie David was oorn to Jim and Mary, and he passed away suddenly on May 3, 1951. In 1945 a daughter Annette was born and still resides with her husband in the last home built by her dad. Mary was the second child born into a family of seven children, of which one brother and one sister are still living. She was the proud grandmother of one granddaughter, Jamee Winzenburg, and one great granddaughter, Shelbie. Mrs. Forneris is survived by one daughter, Annette McArtor, and husband Ed, of Nowata, granddaughter Jamee Winzenburg, and husband John, of Sand Springs, OK, and great granddaughter Shelbie Winzenburg, of Sand Springs, a sister, Mac Ferguson, of Durant, OK, and a brother Paul Colbert of Arlington, Texas. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Jim, son Jimmie David Fomeris, as well as several brothers and sisters. Funeral services for Mrs. Forneris were held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Nowata First Methodist Church with Rev. Linda Baggett officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Nowata. Arrangements were under Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. Basketball Tournament Basketball tournament for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will be March 24 through 26, 2005. Games will be played at Wann Community Center and Oklahoma Union High School. Register your teams now! Registration of $50 due March 18. All proceeds to benefit CYSA. For information call Carl Shufeldt 918-255-6391 or Email or Jon Stone 918-467-8344 Ole Time Photos OIe Time Photos will be taken at the Boys & Girls Club at 300 South Pine on April 2, 2005. Purchase your coupon for an 8 x I0 from Darla Alspach, Gina Thompson, Jodi Peck, Teresa Wright, Christy Inman, Terri Bartholomew, or Sherrie Howell, Deadline nears for Disaster Loan applications Farmers and ranchers in Craig, Nowata and Ottawa counties who suffered a physical and produc- tion losses caused by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes from June 12, 2005 through July 25, 2004, are reminded of the up- coming loan application deadline. According to Mark Huntington, Farm Loan Manager, producers have untiIApril I I, 2005, to apply. The loans will be made to assist farmers in recovering from physi- cal and production losses. Farm and ranch operators who have suffered losses may be eligible for FSA emergency loans to cover ac- tual physical and production losses. To be eligible, an applicant must have suffered losses as a direct result of the disaster. 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