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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News January 20, 2021 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 JimWhitt Debbie Whitt Wade Williams Chris Talley Oakcrest Cremation Center P rearrangements from another funeral home will be honored/transferred Arthur Eugene Reece ... Arthur Eugene Reece, 77, was born February 11, 1943 in Coalgate, Oklahoma to Julius T. & Golda (Driscill) Reece. Arthur passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the V.F.W. Lodge, with burial following at Miners Ceme- tery in McCurtain, Oklahoma. Arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors. Arthur married Christine Parker of Duncan on July 23, 1990. He was in the newspaper business and had lived in Duncan for 6 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; Julius & Golda Reece, sister; Lula Belle Pitts, and grandparents; Nettie Gibson Reece, Lula Belle & Charles Driskill. Survivors include his wife; Christine of Duncan, sons; Alan Re- ece of Lindsay, James Reece of Severville, Tenn., Melvin Bean of Duncan, David Bean of Tecumseh, Jerry Randell of Jacksonville, Fl. Rocky Bean of McCloud, Shane Hicks of Lindsay, daughters; Creekmore of Port Charlotte, Flordia, Tari Hicks of Lindsay, brother; Harold Reece of Canon City, Colorado, 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Helen Rice Totty ... Helen “Bernice” Rice Totty was born December 11, 1935 in Waurika, OK to Asahel and Sophia (King) Rice. She passed away January 11, 2021 in Lawton at the age of 85. Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, January 15 at Parkview Baptist Church with Rev. David Spangler officiating. Burial was at Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home. Bernice grew up on a farm in the Irving Community outside of Ryan, OK. She graduated from Irving High School. She married Kenneth Totty on September 2, 1955 and three children – Charles, Gordon, and Carletta – were born. She was a career homemaker, spending countless hours raising her children and finding ways to stretch the household budget by sewing (and repairing) clothes for her family, vegetable garden- ing and canning. She enjoyed her morning coffee on the patio watching birds. Her hobbies included arts and crafts. She enjoyed doing yard work and gardening. She spent many years collecting the family genealogy and kept a journal of her life. Bernice had been a member of Parkview Baptist Church since 1964. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Totty; her parents, Asahel and Sophia Rice; and her brother, Charles Rice. Bernice is survived by her children: Charles and wife Jan Totty of Duncan; Gordon and wife Cathie Totty of Lewisville, TX; Carletta Totty and friend Shannon McGuinness of Clinton, MO; grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Parkview Baptist Church kitchen fund or to the Chisholm Trail Hospice. Sheron Rose Page ... Sheron Rose Page was born January 27, 1946 in Lubbock, Texas to Wallace Eugene and Rosa Mary (Knight) Moffitt. She passed away at her home in Duncan on January 11, 2021 at the age of 74. A memorial service was scheduled for Tuesday, January 19 in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center. Sheron graduated high school in Tahoka, Texas and followed with business school. She retired from Duncan Regional Hospital as a supervisor of the sterile supply department after 25 years. After retiring, she taught the CNA class at Red River Vo-tech. She was an amazing cook, having started at age 6 while helping at her father’s restaurant. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Sheron was a family woman. She helped raise all of them starting with her siblings, her children, grandchildren and great grand- children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. Page; her parents; and her brother, Lynn Moffitt. Sheron is survived by her children: Loyce Solomon of Marlow; Laura Hinkle and Clifford Snow of Duncan; Stacy and Clyde Mat- thews of Marlow; grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother, Greg Moffitt; sisters: Sandra Milburn, Sarah and Les McCullough; Jane Moffitt; and many nieces and nephews. Curtis Ray Dyer ... Curtis Ray Dyer was born May 24, 1949 in Memphis, TX to Floyd Texhoma and Billie Jo (Bradley) Dyer. He passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Dun- can at the age of 71. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 A.M. at Freedom Biker Church with Bro. Billy Morgan officiating. Inter- ment will follow at the Ninnekah Cemetery in Ninnekah, OK. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home. Per family request, masks are required. Curtis attended schools in Memphis and Denton, TX and eventually earned his GED. He then attended OSU Tech where he received Diesel Mechanic certification. Curtis actively served in the US Marine Corp for four years and then transferred to the Oklahoma National Guard. On June 1, 2018 he married Susan Whealy in Duncan. Curtis loved riding his Harley-Davidson, fishing, camping and hunting. He was a very loving son, father and grandfather. His passion was his church work and sharing the Gospel with others. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Linda Kay Johnson and Thelma Ilene Dyer; and daughter, Debbie Marcella Dyer. Curtis is survived by his wife, Susan; children: Floyd Jackson and Deanna Dyer, Marlow; Billie Corine and Rod Gilbert, Duncan; Angela Maria Kayser-Dyer, Altus; Laurie Fuller, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Terri Hughes, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Bobby and Dawn Hughes, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Wayne Matthew Goodwill, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Johnny Lee Goodwill, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Sherry Marie and Lloyd Snyder, Reamis, MI; Timothy Allen Goodwill, Midland, MI; Rene Elizabeth Goodwill, Midland, MI; Chad William Goodwill, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Carrie Sue and Lincoln Wonsey, Midland, MI; Reanne Sue and Richard Keidel of Midland, MI; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; brothers: Joe Don and Mary Dyer, Ninnekah; Tommy Austin, Comanche; and nieces: Amy Lynn and Keith Remy and children, Blanchard; Erica Dawn Mann and children, Ninnekah. Former wife and friend Alice Fay Keller. Memorial contributions can be made to Freedom Biker Church or to Cross Point Biker Church. Frances Marie Minson... Frances Marie Minson, 94, was born in Jerico Springs, Missouri on February 14, 1926 to WD and Myrtle Collins. Frances went home to be with the Lord, January 14, 2021. She died peacefully leaving many family and friends. Service will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the Duncan First Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Arnold Nelson offici- ating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Vinita, Oklahoma on January 22 at 1:30p.m., with Dr. Brad Minson officiating. Arrange- ments have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home of Duncan. Frances was the baby sister to five brothers and one sister. She met the love of her life, Leroy Glen Minson, in 1945. They married three months later and had two children, Ramona Joyce Minson and John D Minson. They made their home in Ketchum, Oklahoma. Frances was a homemaker devoted to her husband and children and her extended family. Her other love and dedication was to the Lord. Frances attended the Baptist Church wherever she lived, teaching Sunday School, working on projects and greeting people. She never met a stranger and welcomed everyone into her home. After her husband’s death in 1986, Frances moved to Duncan to be near her children and grandchildren. She was active in Duncan First Baptist Church, was a Hospice volunteer, and volunteered 24 years of service to the DRH Auxiliary. One highlight of her life was serving as State President of the Oklahoma Hospital Auxiliary and traveling all over the state meeting other volunteers. She enjoyed all of these activities, but the love of her life was her three grandsons! She went to all their school activities, cooked for them and lived to see them! Frances is preceded in death by her parents, WD and Myrtle Collins; her husband, LG Minson; daughter, Ramona Minson; and her five brothers and sister. She is survived by her son, John, and daughter-in-law, Becky, of Duncan; and grandsons Dr. Brad and wife Cathy of Edmond, Rhett and wife Megan of Claremore, Dr. Lance and wife Beth of Duncan; and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christians Concerned of Duncan, 702 W Willow, Duncan, Okla- homa. Garry Wayne Towell ... Garry Wayne Towell,62, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was born October 17, 158, in Austin, Texas, to Raymond and Loretta (Faye) Towell. He passed away on January 14, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, January 22, at 10:00 A.M. in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Souther- land officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home. Garry was kindhearted, very intelligent, artistic, and funny. He could repair or build almost anything; no task seemed too big. He was very athletic and an avid sports fan. He loved the Sooners, the OKC Thunder and the New York Yankees. His other favorite pastime was playing the guitar, at which he excelled. Garry was close to his family and was always there when needed. Garry was blessed in 1984 with the birth of his son, Eric, of whom he was extremely proud. Garry is survived by Eric and Eric’s wife, Katy, two grandchil- dren, Etta and Freddie, who he adored, his sister, Pat Grace from Mabelvale, Arkansas; his brother; Randy from Little Rock, Arkansas; his sister, Cindy Green from Duncan, and his brother, Dale Towell of Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles. Garry was a great son, father, and brother. He will be greatly missed by all. Janis Wimberly Hruby ... Janis was born in Altus Oklahoma on July 9th, 1931 and was the daughter of Harrington and Myrth Wimberly. The loving life of Janis Wimberly Hruby, daughter, wife and mother of a newspaper man, has come to a peaceful closure on January 16, 2021. She was 89. In light of the pandemic, the family will announce a Celebra- tion of Life Memorial to honor Janis at a future date. Janis grew up in Altus and moved to Washington DC in 1945 when her father was appointed by President Harry Truman to serve on the Federal Powder Commission. Janis graduated from Mount Vernon Seminary, Washington DC in 1949 and attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. She later moved back to Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma and while there met the love of her life, Alexander Hruby who was getting his Master’s degree in Geology. Janis graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Jour- nalism Degree in 1954 and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and the OU Student Senate. Janis also worked for the Resource- ful Oklahoman, now the Oklahoma Today Magazine. On June 25, 1955, she married Alexander Hruby in Altus and moved with Al’s career in geology to Billings Montana, Denver Colorado and Jackson Mississippi until they landed back in Oklahoma to raise their two children in Duncan in 1965, where Al joined the family business working for the Duncan Banner. Janis was a member of Philomathic Club, The Duncan Garden Club and P.E.O. She served as President and Treasurer of Youth Services, various roles with Christians Concerned, the Mental Health Association, the Stephens County Historical Society and the Citizens Advisory Board for Child Welfare Services. She was also a member of the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae group. Janis was deeply committed to her family, friends and the com- munity. She was very involved in the First Presbyterian Church since joining in 1965 and served as an Elder and volunteer with the Youth Club and numerous committees over the years. She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends to Europe, Mexico and Asia. She and Al also participated in a National News- paper study mission to Germany and Czechoslovakia. Her favorite spots were trips to the mountains in Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico where she would meet her family and the Cousins Club. She and Al had a home in Keystone, Colorado and spent many years there enjoying summer golfing trips and winter skiing. Janis is survived by her daughter Alison Hruby Whittaker of Los Gatos, California and her two grandchildren, Clay Whittaker of Petaluma, California and Sarah Whittaker of Oregon City, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents Harrington and Myrth Wimberly, sister Mary Margaret Wheeler, husband of 55 years Alexander Joseph Hruby, son John Alexander Hruby, daughter-in- law Tinker Stein Hruby and granddaughter, Katherine Anne Hruby. Janis’s family is forever grateful for the loving care given by Andrea Arrington, Willie Dean, Tina Spann and Ashley Savage. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for those to please con- sider making a charitable donation to The Katherine Anne Hruby Scholarship Fund through the Duncan Public School Foundation, PO Box 21210, Oklahoma City, OK 73156 or the First Presbyterian Church, 704 W Ash Ave, Duncan OK 73533. Donald Poucher ... Donald Eugene Poucher was born September 24, 1953 to Joseph and Eavlyn (Zeigenbein) Poucher in St Louis, Missouri. He passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Comanche, Okla- homa at the age of 67. A memorial service in Odessa, Texas will be held privately by family at a later date. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitt Funeral Home/ Oakcrest Cremation Center. Donald graduated from the Cabot High School in Arkansas. He lived in Odessa, Texas for many years before moving to Duncan two years ago to be with his son, Paul Poucher and family, who were also his caregivers. Donald worked many years as a mechanic in the oilfield repair- ing pump jacks, as well as being a tire service hand. He enjoyed working on just about anything he could get his hands on. Donald loved the outdoors, especially fishing and would drive for hours just to fish in Lake Ivy with his children. He loved mov- ies and had a rather large collection of every kind of movie you can think of. Donald liked to read especially fishing and hunting magazines. He was a sweets man that loved many kinds of candy. Donald cherished hanging out with his children and grand- children and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, including all his friends and family in Missouri and Arkansas. Donald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by son: Donald Ray Poucher of Oklahoma; mother of five of his children, Kathryn R. Clubb of Waurika, Oklahoma; five children: Kymberlee Sheanna Poucher of Duncan, Oklahoma; Wesley Eugene Poucher of Odessa; Matthew Rae Poucher of Odes- sa; Hannah Janae Poucher of Waurika; Paul Joseph Poucher and wife Jessica of Duncan; nine grandchildren; and two brothers: Joseph E. Poucher and Thomas Allen Poucher, both of Odessa. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Margie F. Anderson ... Margie F. Anderson departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on January 15, 2021 at the ripe old age of 100 years, 2 months and 1 day. A graveside service was scheduled for Tuesday, January 19 at Duncan Cemetery with Charley Weaks officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home. Margie was known by all who knew her as “Grandma” and ev- eryone loved her. Grandma taught Sunday school at Fair Baptist Church for 15 years and was a founding member of Beaver Creek Cowboy Church. She was very well known for her quick wit and sense of humor though she could be a little opinionated and outspoken! Life has hit her hard at times but her faith has never wavered. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family, and we are comforted by knowing she is in her heavenly home with Jesus and her loved ones that have passed before and that is something she honesty looked forward to. Margie was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; her husband, G.L Anderson; son, George Ray Anderson; grandson, Kim Edward Anderson; granddaughter, Kaycee Rae Anderson; and great grandson, Dylan Cade Anderson. She is survived by her son and his wife, LeeRoy and Cookie An- derson; grandsons: Mike Anderson and wife Diedra; Jody Anderson and wife Diahanna; Will Anderson and wife Holly, all of Duncan; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers Margie requested that donations be given to Beaver Creek Cowboy Church, 174127 N 2720 Rd., Duncan, OK 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. Richard Rowe ... Richard Rowe was born on December 8,1954.He passed at the V.A. hospital in OKC on January 9, 2021 in Lawton Oklahoma. He was born and lived in Duncan most of his life. Richard Rowe went to be with the Lord early in the morning. He had an evangelist heart. He led many people to the Lord in his lifetime. He was a man of great love and a forgiving heart! He is everything he ever wanted to be and couldn’t be in this earth! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! I Thes- salonians 4:14. He was buried at the V. A. Cemetery in Elgin. No services were held, but he is held in the hearts of many.