Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News September22, 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 www.whittfh.com Seeking a Church Home? Join us on Facebook.com/hesmyhope/ Sunday 11:00 AM Wednesday 7:00PM Small Group of Believers seek Like-Minded to Join in Worship & Praise 1009 South 9th Corner of Park & South 9th, Duncan John Croy, pastor 580-656-5011 Grace Baptist Church 100.1 FM & 91.5 FM For the best music this side of heaven Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ One Song at a Time! Audiology & Hearing Aid of Duncan 1206 N. Hwy 81 Chisholm Mall *South Entrance ••Hearing Evaluations: Hearing Aids • All Brands Free Service Batteries $3 pkg. • Insurance Accepted Cynthia Reidenbach - Aid Technician • Matt Campbell M.S.,CCC-A--Audiologist 580-252-9005 Special Revival Services Jared Marshall - Speaker Friday - September 24 ~ 7:30 pm Saturday - September 25 ~ 6:30 pm Sunday - September 26 ~ 10:30 am United Church 1015 West Plato R.E. Pitts, Pastor 580-255-5429 Opal Mae Williams Trent ... Opal Mae Williams Trent (86) was born Opal Mae Williams on November 18, 1934 in Coalgate to Wilson Williams Jr. and Cristal “Fern” Baker. She passed away Sept. 15, 2021 in Duncan, Okla- homa. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 20th, at Whitt Funeral Home. Interment was at Duncan Cemetery. Opal was one of 14 children born in the family. Opal attended school at Pine School in Coalgate until 6th grade when she had to withdraw because she needed to help her family at harvest time on the farm. She married Charles Alvin “Pete” Trent at the age of 18 in Sept 12, 1953 in Wichita Falls. Pete and Opal made their lives in the Duncan community, where they had a farm, Pete worked at Duncan Iron and Metal — and they raised their 3 children, Terry, Teresa, and Brenda. During their marriage, Opal was a homemak- er and enjoyed working in her yard, fishing, and crocheting. In 1989, Pete and Opal opened T and T Pipe & Steel, which remained operating until Pete’s death in 1994. Pete and Opal had been married 41 years when he passed away. After Pete’s death, Opal moved from the farm to a house in town where she continued to love nurturing her beautiful yard, playing at the casino, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was her life’s greatest joy. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Vera, Cristeen, Helen, Wilson “Pete” Jr., Jay W., W.C., Billy Gene “Cub”, Maurice, Jackie, Loretta, and Betty. Opal is survived by sisters: Tammy and Bernice; her son, Charles “Terry” Trent and his wife, Kelly of Chickasha; daughter, Teresa Ann Wiggins and her husband, James of Velma; daughter, Brenda Kay Trent and her partner, Roger Phelps of Lawton; six grandchildren: and eight great-grandchildren. All will remember “Nanny Trent” as a loving, beautiful, witty person. We will miss her tremendously, but will continue our lives here with the certainty that we will see her again in Heaven. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Ilene Mae Bruce ... Ilene Mae Bruce was born June 28, 1961 in Woodward, Okla- homa to Charles Norton and Shirley Jane (Westenhaver) Canfield. She completed her earthly journey on September 13, 2021 in Ardmore at the age of 60. Funeral services were Monday, September 20, at 2:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Southerland offici- ating. Live streaming of the service can be seen at www.whittfh. com. Ilene attended Woodward High School. She married Ronnie Bruce on July 3, 1979. Together they raised two children – Mi- chael and Sheila. Ilene was a dedicated employee who worked as a cashier and cook for 31 years at Marty’s Karry Out Korner in Ratliff City. She loved all animals but especially dogs. She loved her dog, Buddy, and enjoyed keeping her granddaughters’ dog, Roscoe. She enjoyed going fishing with her husband and children. Her favorite television programs were Antique Road Show and Judge Judy. She also enjoyed going to the casinos, playing Facebook games, playing Dobbing Bingo, swimming with her granddaughters, and visiting her mom and sister in Woodward. She was known by all of her family as “Nana”, and she loved her three granddaughters with all her heart. Ilene is survived by her mother, Shirley Canfield of Woodward; son, Michael Bruce of Duncan; daughter, Sheila Bruce of Velma; 3 granddaughters: brother, Kenneth Canfield; and sisters: Linda Jackson, Debbie and Kent McAdoo, and twin sister Jolene Martin, all of Woodward. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Canfield; husband, Ronnie Bruce; daughter-in-law, Carrie Bruce; brother, Chuck Canfield; brother-in-law, Marty Martin; mother-in-law, Carlyn June Wheeler; and special friend, Dewayne Woodford. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Ste- phens County Humane Society, PO Box 669, Duncan, OK 73534. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Shirley Gene Smith ... Shirley Gene Smith was born Saturday, May 15, 1937 in Moore, to Lloyd and Zula (McMaster) McAlister. She passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Marlow at the age of 84. There are no services planned at this time. Burial will be in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Crema- tion Services in Marlow. Shirley lived in California until she made Marlow her home in 2003. She married Charles Herbert Smith, March 3, 1967 in Las Vegas, NV, and they celebrated 43 years of marriage until he preceded her in death on June 3, 2010. Shirley was fluent in the Choctaw language and was even a certified Western Indian Historian. Shirley also served in the United States Coast Guard, and she attained the rank of Captain. She had her picture taken with numerous movie stars and even former Presidents, Bush and Reagan. Shirley enjoyed reading, studying her Bible, fishing, and going to garage sales and thrift stores. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Allen Taylor and wife, Debby, and Wendall Bronell Barnes, both of Marlow, one daughter, Debbie Bradley of Olathe, CO, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great- grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her brother, Merl McAlister. Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Letha Diane Stroud ... Diane, as she preferred to be called, was born to Robert and Shirley Ford on August 22, 1957 in Marlow, Oklahoma. Letha Diane Stroud was taken from this world by cancer on September 13, 2021, with family by her side. She is deeply missed. Most of her childhood was spent in Marlow where she graduated Marlow High School in 1975. Diane met Keith Stroud in January of 1982 and knew he was the love of her life. Diane and Keith were married on August 6, 1982 and became an instant family. Together they had 4 children – Christopher, Jeremy, Alicia, and Robert. Diane had the most demanding job ever, taking care of the home and family. Even after the last child left home, Diane’s life- time commitment was to her family, children, and grandchildren. Diane leaves behind her soul mate of 39 years, Keith; Children: Christopher and Alissa Beck of Tulsa, Alicia Koenke of Edmond, Robert and Paige Stroud of Duncan, and Jeremy Stroud; Sister, Debbie and Greg Tucker of Allen, TX. The Sun, Moon, and Stars in Diane’s eyes were always her 8 Grandchildren; Diane also had a special love for her Nephews and their families. A glorious family reunion was held with her parents, grandpar- ents, aunts, and uncles when Diane walked through the gates of Heaven. A Celebration of her Life will be held for the rest of us at Whitt Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to come and meet with family and share lifetime stories about Diane will be welcome. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Donnie Lester Alsobrook ... Donnie Lester Alsobrook was born August 4, 1936 in Bailey, Oklahoma to Ernie and Hazel Winnie (Palmore) Alsobrook. He passed away of Monday, September 13, 2021, in Midland, Texas. He was 85. Funeral services were Saturday, September 18, at 2:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home in Duncan with Rev. David Hale officiating. Live streaming of the service can be seen at www.whittfh.com. Interment followed at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home. Donnie graduated from Bray High School. He married Faye Karol Lewis on July 18, 1958 at Corpus Christi, Texas. Together, they raised two children – Donnie and Byron. He was employed as a Division Manager for Koch Oil Company. In 1991 he and Faye relocated to Midland where he retired from AT&T. He enjoyed playing golf on Hogan Park where he was well known. He was also a hunter and fisherman. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and watching westerns on television. He was a man of integrity. Donnie was a good husband, father and grandfather. Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Faye; two sons: Donnie Alsobrook of Ardmore, Byron Alsobrook of Midland; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Bill and Oley Alsobrook, Ernie and Linda Alsobrook; and sisters: Joan Alexander, Helen Aldridge. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lynn Also- brook; and sister, Mildred Lee Swanson. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Wanda Faye (Shelton) Boles ... Wanda Faye (Shelton) Boles, 88 of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born on Thursday, July 27, 1933 to Ruben and Dora Shelton in Elk City, Oklahoma, in her grandmother Moore’s home. She passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Heritage Oaks Nazarene Church with Rev. Eddie Stark of Yukon, Oklahoma assisted by Eric Nahass, Pastor of Heritage Oaks, inter- ment followed at the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors. Wanda She was a member of the Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene, Wanda Shelton married Bill Boles on January 13, 1952 in Elk City, Oklahoma, to this union were born two daughters; Tawana and Sonja, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Suvivors include her husband of 69 years; Bill of the home, daughters; Tawana Dodd and her husband Roger of Duncan, Okla- homa, and Sonja Moore of Duncan, Oklahoma, her twin sister; Verna M. Shelton of Duncan, Oklahoma, five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Charles Lee Jewell ... Charles was born October 28, 1942 in Man West, Virigina to Cornwallis & Mamie (Toler) Jewell. Charles 78 of Duncan, Okla- homa, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Duncan Regional Hospital. Cremation arrangements were provided by Carter-Smart Funeral Directors of Duncan. He was the owner of the City Taxi in Duncan. Charles was a Viet Nam Veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a step daughter;Jackie Carlile of Duncan, Oklahoma and 2 grandchildren. Hope Community Church Hope Community Church begins with 2 Chil- dren & 2 Adult Sunday School Classes at 9:45 am. Morning Worship is at 10:55 am with Kim Spivey leading music and Beth David sharing special music. Pastor Jack Greenwood’s message will be on “PRAC- TICAL GUIDE TO BOLD FAITH” from Selected Scriptures. On September 28th at 5:50 pm on Wednesday night is AWANAS – Ice Cream Sundae Night. At 6:30 pm will be Bible Study and Corporate Prayer Time. Located at the corner of Hope Road and Clear Creek Lake Road (5915 Hope Road, Marlow, OK). Call 580-255-1482 or 580-736-3460 for more infor- mation. Oklahoma to get 1,800 refugees The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. States with a historically large number of Afghans who resettled in the U.S. over the last 20 years — including California, Maryland, Texas and Vir- ginia — are again wel- coming a disproportion- ate number of evacuees, according to the data. Oklahoma, which over the course of the 20- year war had resettled a relatively small number of Afghans, is slated to resettle 1,800 new arriv- als. “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ― Matthew 5:16 Two men were walking their dogs when they decided to get something at the local bar. The doorman refused to let them in with their ani- mals, so the first guy with a big labrador says, “This is my seeing-eye dog.” So, he was admitted. When his friend tried to get in he told the doorman that this was his seeing-eye dog. “You expect me to believe that Chihuahua is your seeing-eye dog?” The fast thinking guy says. “What? They gave me a Chihuahua?” Good judgement comes from ex- perience and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.