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Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM January 20, 2021 Donald E Johnson ... Donald E (DJ) Johnson, 80, was born Wednesday, May 29, 1940 in Marlow, to Clyde and Nancy (Perrine) Johnson. Donald passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Wheat Ridge, CO. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 22, 2021, at the Marlow Cemetery with Joey Wages officiating. Burial will be the direction of Callaway-Smith- Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Don and his family moved to Wichita, KS., and he was a 1958 graduate of West High School.  He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corp from 1959 to 1965. After exiting the Marine Corp, he continued his education at Wichita State University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Don worked as a buyer for several different companies through- out his career including Fleming Inc., Nobel-Sysco Food Services, and Leprino Foods. Don deicded to make Colorado his home for over 45 years, and he enjoyed the mountains and adventures of all that Colorado had to offer. Don often spent his free time at car shows, flea markets, and the Palisade’s Peach Festival. On any day of the week, you could find ‘DJ’ passing time with his friends and acquaintances, discuss- ing the events of the day, politics, and cheering the Denver Broncos on to victory. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jack Cowger, and sister, Shirley Ford. Survivors include Donald’s 2 nieces, Debbie Tucker and husband Greg of Fairview, TX., and Diane Stroud and husband Keith of Duncan, nephew, Willie Cowger and wife Sharlene of Ada, and numerous great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Folds of Honor, Dept 13, Tulsa, OK., 74182 Death Notices Memorials Betty Lois Whitten ... Betty Lois Whitten was born December 4, 1927, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She went home to the Lord Sunday, January 17, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, at 2:00 PM in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with the Reverend Bryan Pain officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home. At age five, Betty and her parents, John M. and Ruth “Deede” (Hiner) Whitten, moved to Duncan. Betty, an only child, was loved by her parents and greatly benefited from their deep faith and Christian influence.  She attended Duncan schools and graduated in 1945 from Duncan High School. Betty’s outgoing and vivacious personal- ity made her quite popular, and she forged lasting friendships wherever she went. Betty then attended Oklahoma A&M and then Oklahoma College for Women.  She married her lifelong love, Jerry Don Whitten, Sr., on March 27, 1948, in Henrietta, Texas. Betty and Jerry raised four children: Steve, John-Bob, Missy, and J.D. “Butch.” She enjoyed being a stay-at-home, hands-on mother. I  In February 1975 she went to work beside her husband Jerry at Whitten Insurance Agency to help out after Duncan suffered a devastating tornado. Betty’s natural spark led her to connect with her community. She was a proud 61-year member of Chapter EE of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, where she always added a bit of levity to every meet- ing. She was an accomplished knitter and needle pointer of knit- ted coats, needlepoint purses, pillows, and rugs which her family will forever treasure. Betty found a love for golf relatively late in life. She enjoyed participation in the Duncan Ladies’ Golf As- sociation, always walking the course and often golfing barefoot.  Betty and Jerry raised their children at Duncan First Baptist Church, where they were members for over 70 years.  In retirement, Betty and Jerry enjoyed their vacation home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they spent many happy days with family and friends. Betty was always generous with her time, her love, and her advice. Her last four years were spent at Elk Crossing Nursing and Rehabilitation where she became a favorite among the staff because of her sweet and sassy personality. Preceded in death by her parents, Betty is survived by her husband of 72 years, Jerry and their children: Steve and wife Darlene of Duncan; John Bob and wife Socorro of Grand Prairie, Texas; Missy Whitten Craig and husband Hal of Brandon, Florida; and J. D. “Butch” and wife Jamie of Duncan. She is also survived by grandchildren plus 12 great-grandchildren, and many trea- sured friends. Memorial contributions can be made to Stephens County Hu- mane Society, PO Box 669, Duncan, OK 73534. Barbara Sue Logue ... Barbara Sue Logue, 79, was born Sunday, August 3, 1941 in Dun- can, to Otis and Daisy (Bratcher) McGuire. Barbara passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Duncan. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. David Woods and Rev. Ron Maxfield officiating. Burial was in the Marlow Cemetery under the direc- tion of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Barbara attended Duncan Schools growing up, and later on graduated from Bradley High School. Barbara met the love of her life, James “Jim” E. Logue, and they married on June 7, 1959, in Wichita Falls, TX., and celebrated 61 wonderful years of mar- riage. Barbara and her husband Jim had been co-owners of Logue Plumbing since 1970. She also owned several businesses of her own throughout the years including Petals and Lace for 16 years, Logue Real Estate for 10 years, and L & L Lights. Barbara was a Charter Member of the Marlow Sigma NU, she served on the Board of Directors for the Marlow Chamber of Commerce, and she was also a member of the Duncan Antique Car Club. Barbara was also a former Woman of the Year for the Marlow Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed going to Lake Murray, flower gardening, reading, shopping, interior decorating, and she enjoyed social- izing with everybody she could. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers, Glendon McGuire, and Jeff McGuire. Barbara’s survivors include her husband, Jim of the home, daughter, Dana Bailey and husband Lynn of Marlow, son, Lynn Logue and wife Kristi of Marlow, 3 grandchildren, Megan Bailey and Jeremy Thompson, Rowdy Logue, and Eric Bailey, and broth- er, Allen McGuire and wife Geraldine of Duncan. Other survivors include her precious dog, Sadie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlow Senior Citizens, Inc., 325 West Main St., Marlow, OK., 73055 Susan Peterson ... Susan Lowain Petersen, 75, was born Sunday, April 15, 1945 in Tulsa, to David H. and Florence (Steciak) Henderson. Susan passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Duncan. Cremation has taken place at the family’s request. No services are planned at this time in order to help stop the spread of Covid. Cremation and all arrangements have been entrusted in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Susan graduated from Central State University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. She met the love of her life, Lester “Les” Petersen, and they were married on November 9, 1968 in Oklahoma City, and they celebrated over 52 years of marriage. She was employed by Marlow Schools as a teacher for over 28 years, before retiring in 2000. Susan taught at Cameron University for a brief period during her retirement. She loved helping others, and had one of the kindest, most caring hearts a person could possibly have. Susan made a great impact and influenced a countless number of students throughout her career. She loved gardening, and taking care of her dogs and cats, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Susan’s survivors include her husband, Les, son, Zach Petersen of Marlow, 2 grandchildren, Sage Minard and Easton Petersen, brother, David H. Henderson Jr.and wife Lois of Warren, Tx., sister Jeanne Charitan of Marlow, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Monte Stahl and brother John Paul Henderson. Thomas Randall ... Thomas J. Randall, 73, was born Friday, June 27, 1947 in Pawnee, to Alex Wesley and Mary Mable (Coe) Randall. Thomas passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 in Duncan. Cremation has taken place at the request of the fam- ily. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Febru- ary 23, 2021, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel, with Rev. Chris Stinnet officiating. Cremation and arrangements have been entrusted in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Thomas Thomas met Nancy L. Jackson in 1973, and they mar- ried on February 23, 1974 in Enid, and celebrated 46 years of marriage. He worked as a welder and was a lifelong cowboy.    Thomas was an Army Veteran, and was involved with the Scottish Rights in Guthrie, Red River Scottish Rights, Marlow Masonic Lodge 103, Comanche Masonic Lodge 41, Duncan Shriners club, and was an India Shriners Center Driver for Children. He always loved helping others, especially children. Thomas enjoyed riding horses, roping, hunting, working cattle, and attending and participating in rodeos with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Mary Fran- ces Randall, Charlene Bryan, and Wyoma Richards, and brother, Wesley Randall. Survivors include, wife, Nancy, 2 sons, Mitch Randall and wife Antoinette of CO, and Jeremy Randall of Rush Springs, 1 daugh- ter, Cindy Randall and husband Jildo of TX., 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Carol Morgan of TX., and Grada Trimble of OH, 2 broth- ers, Bud Randall and wife Thi of MI, and Jack E Randall and wife Sally of OK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the India Shriners Patient Transportation Fund at 3601 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Sharon Kay Headley ... Sharon Kay Headley, 69, was born Tuesday, August 7, 1951 in Lawton, to Curtis Wesley and Margaret Lavada (Williams) Eakins. Sharon passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Meridian. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, on Wednesday, Janu- ary 20, 2021, at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel with Rev. Gerald Helms officiating. Cremation and arrangements have been en- trusted in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Sharon attended school at Fletcher and Sterling. Sharon met Ronnie Joe Headley, and they married on June 28, 1968 in Sterling, and celebrated 46 years of marriage until his passing in 2015. She spent her life working as a homemaker and tending to her family. Sharon enjoyed sewing, gardening, and playing ten thousand, and tropical fish with her grandchildren. There was nothing Sharon loved more than being a wife and mother and she will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 brothers, Wayne Eakins, and Steve Eakins, mother-in-law, Javan Headley, sister-in-law, Pam Eakins, sister-in-law, Judy Bortell, and brother-in-law, Billy Pierce. Survivors include, 3 daughters, Anita Young and husband Randy of Comanche, Rhonda Archer and Johnny of Comanche, and Kerri DeGreef and husband Charles of Oak Grove, KY, 13 grandchild, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Linda McBane and husband Weltha of Noble, Doris Ann Austin and husband Mick of Apache, and Hootie (Virginia) Pierce of Duncan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Other survivors include, father-in-law, Clyde Headley, sister-in-law, Aquila Helms and husband Gerald, and brother-in- law, Rodney Headley and wife Darlene. Natalie Rutherford ... Natalie (Baker) Richards Rutherford was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 5, 1934 to Bud D. and Cleffie Jewel (Phillips) Baker. She died on January 14, 2021 in Duncan, Oklahoma. She grew up in south Texas and Oklahoma. Graveside services for Natalie Richards Rutherford, 86, of Duncan, were held on Monday, January 18, 2021 in the Bradley Cemetery. Interment in Bradley Cemetery was under the direc- tion of Ferguson Funeral Home. As a young woman, Natalie settled in Corpus Christi where she met and married Enright Richards. They lived in Corpus Christi for several years where they formed their family of yours, mine and ours, raising six children with four girls and two boys. They later moved to Oklahoma to be closer to family, where she re- sided until her death. Natalie enjoyed dancing and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her parents Bud Baker and Cleffie Jewel Havens; step-father Lester A. Havens; husbands, Enright Richards and Bobbie Rutherford; sons Porter Richards and Sunny Richards; daughter Marsia Wilson; brothers Buddy Baker, Wiley Baker, Austin Havens and Allen Havens; and sister Ruby Mitchell. Natalie is survived by daughters Cleffie Schoolfield of Dun- can, Constance Ingram of Guthrie, and Sharon Ingram of Corpus Christi, TX; sisters Linda Richards of Bradley and LaVerne Alex- ander of Lindsey; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Barry Kent Foster ... Barry Kent Foster, 59, was born Tuesday, May 9, 1961 in Pauls Valley, to Coach S.J. and Betty (English) Foster. Barry passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 in Oklahoma City. There are no events scheduled at this time. After graduating from Lindsay High School in 1979, Barry furthered his education while playing baseball, first earning an Associate’s Degree at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wil- burton, and finally earning his Bachelor’s Degree at East Central University in Ada, where he continued his baseball career.  Barry met the love of his life, Lesa Jennings, and they mar- ried on October 19, 1985 in Rush Springs, and recently celebrated 35 wonderful years of marriage.  He worked as a teacher and coach at Rush Springs, Marlow, Cache, and Duncan schools until his retirement. Barry was a proud member of the Rush Springs Church of Christ. His 30 years of coaching accomplishments include: Oklahoma High School All State Coach (West) 1998; Oklahoma-Texas Oil Bowl Head Coach 2008; OCA Football Coach/Year 2007; Oklahoma Football Coaches Association (OFBCA) Past President 1999-2000, OFBCA President 1998-1999, OFBCA Vice President 1997-1998, OFBCA Secretary 1996-1997, Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) Region 5 Rep 1994-1996; OCA President 2004-2005, OCA Vice President 2003-2004, and OCA Region 5 Rep 2000-2003. His final moment was in 2018, when he was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall Of Fame. Once happily retired, Coach Foster spent time running his own lawn mowing business with his son, Kyle, taking care of numerous yards across south central Oklahoma. He had a servant’s heart and enjoyed buying gifts for loved ones, babysitting grandchil- dren, making food for others, and talking to people. Barry never failed to attend sporting events for his son, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Most importantly, and above all, was his love and faithfulness to God. Barry was preceded in death by his father, Coach S.J. Foster, his grandparents GW and Jessie Foster and JT and Bea English and three angel granddaughters, Amilia, Ava, and Harper. Survivors include, wife, Lesa Foster, son, Kyle Foster, three daughters, Skye Wortham and husband Caleb of Marlow, Stormi Patterson and husband Trent of Yukon, and Summer Hale and husband Austin of Chickasha, 8 grandchildren, two brothers, Joe Keith Foster of TX, and Kevin Foster of OK, sister, Beth Anne Legare of Lindsay, and a host of family members. Other survivors include his best friends, Coach Joe Tunnell, Coach Kyle Fowler, and Robert Carlton. Death Notices Memorials Photos may be included with obituaries for a nominal fee. Have your funeral home director or family member contact Chisholm Trail Community News at 580-255-2428 for more information. Naomi Fox ...  Naomi Fox, 89, of Skellytown was born on November 21, 1931 in Duncan, Oklahoma to William Forest and Jennie Ellen Blanken- ship Mooney. She passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Skellytown, Texas.  Services were Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Skellytown with Rev. Carter Pirtle, pastor, officiating. A private burial followed on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Duncan Cemetery in Duncan, Oklahoma with Rev. Jim Fox, pastor of First Baptist Church in Howardwick, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Livestream will be available on the church’s Facebook Page.  She attended school in Duncan until she got married her senior year. Naomi married Ralph Fox, Jr. on January 14, 1948 in Wichita Falls. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2004.  She earned her GED later in life and she was very proud of her accomplishment. Naomi worked for Clint & Sons in the early 1960’s before going to work at Marie Foundations for many years. She volunteered at the Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger for 20 years. Naomi was a member of First Baptist Church in Skellytown where she taught Sunday school and Training Union. She also led the Women’s Ministry Union. Naomi was well known for singing in the choir and the specials she sang at church.  She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Ralph Fox, Jr.; an infant son, William Fox; and a brother, Bill Mooney.  Naomi is survived by her 3 children, Jim Fox and wife Nancy of Skellytown, Becky Fox O’Steen and husband Earl of Sunset City West, Arizona, and Susan Fox Hennessey of Skellytown; 6 siblings, Marvin Mooney and wife Sherry of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Carl Mooney and wife Judy of Amarillo, Linda Mooney Tiller and hus- band Ed of Nashville, Tennessee, Johnny Mooney and wife Peggy of De Soto, Danny Mooney and wife Sandra of Grove, Oklahoma, and Virginia Cannon and husband Mike of Velma, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Skel- lytown, 306 Roosevelt St, Skellytown, TX 79080 and White Deer-Skellytown Snack Pak for Kids, SP4K, 701 Park Place Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101. Duncan Bands Mattress Sale set for Jan. 30 By Derrick Miller  People interested in purchasing a new mattress will get the opportunity to do so next weekend.  The Duncan Bands Mattress Sale is coming up Jan. 30 at the Duncan Middle School. The sale is sched- uled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..  This is the eighth year for the mattress sale, which is a major fundraiser for the Duncan band program. Everything sold benefits the Duncan bands.  The mattress sale will feature all sizes with more than 25 styles on display, including adjustable bases. There are also options for accessories including luxury pillows and mattress protectors.  Mattress prices start at $199 for twin size, $249 for full size, $299 for queen and $499 for king.  All of the mattresses come with full factory warran- ties. Also, mattress purchases more than $399 include a full set of sheets and a protector.  For information, check out the sale site at beds4duncan21.