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We Believe in Oklahoma
Chisholm Trail Community News
March 20, 2019
Death Notices
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Roswitha Maria “Rose” Butkiewicz ...
 Roswitha Maria “Rose” Butkiewicz, 74, of Marlow, passed away
Wednesday March 13, 2019.
A Graveside Service was held at 10 am Tuesday, March 19, 2019
at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK. Services are under the
direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan, OK.
 Roswitha Maria Bleistein was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Genesen,
Poland to Olga and Stephen Bleistien. She married Lawrence
Charles Butkiewicz on Dec. 22, 1983 in Roskilde, Denmark.
 Rose was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Lawton,
OK. She was a member of German- American Club in Lawton; en-
joyed ceramics and cooking; and especially loved spending time
with her grandchildren.
 Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Charles Butkiewicz
of the home; her children, Jasmin Cochran and husband William;
Sonja Lewis and husband Vincent and Thomas Bleistien and wife
Birgit; a brother, Heinz Bleistien; five grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Rosa-
munde Zebish.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Cancer
Centers of Southwest; 3401 West Gore Blvd.; Lawton, OK 73505.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at:
Ruth J. Morgan ...
 Ruth J. Morgan 91, of Ardmore, Oklahoma formerly of Dun-
can, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in
Ardmore, Oklahoma.
 Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the
Marlow Cemetery with Rev. Dean Hall officiating, and arrange-
ments have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart
Funeral Directors.
 Ruth was born July 16, 1927 in Fletcher, Oklahoma to Walter &
Lela Bell “McKinney” Williams and attended school in Fletcher.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a Nursing home care
giver and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
 Survivors include sons; Mical Elledge of Duncan, Oklahoma,
Jerry Elledge of Atoka, Oklahoma, Ralph Elledge of Healdton,
Oklahoma, daughters; Emma Rogers of Ardmore, Oklahoma,
Donna Glenn and her husband Tommy of Kingston, Oklahoma, 11
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
 Ruth was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, a
granddaughter and a great granddaughter and a brother, and a
Tony Lee Michael ...
 Tony Lee Michael was born March 23, 1957, in Boise, Idaho, to
Mary Louise Michael. He passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019,
at his home in Duncan. He was 61.
 Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Oakcrest
Cremation Center/Whitt Funeral Home.
 Tony was a high school graduate and then joined the US Marine
Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, in 1974 and proudly served
until 1976. He married Anita Maxine Crow on February 15, 1986,
in Kimball, Nebraska. He was employed as a truck driver and
enjoyed woodworking and mechanic work. He loved drinking his
He was preceded in death by his mother; his brother, Mike Weber;
and a granddaughter.
Tony is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anita; 3 children, Trishia
Michael of DeRidder, LA, Chris Turpin of Duncan, and Laura and
husband Terry Stephens of Ninnekah; 6 grandchildren; and 1
sister, Sandra and husband Randy Harmon of Kimball, NE.
 Online condolences can be made to the family at
Joan Marie Kuehn ...
 Joan Marie Kuehn, 83, of Duncan, loving wife, tremendous
mother and true friend to everyone she knew, passed away qui-
etly in her sleep after a brief illness, Wednesday March 13, 2019
at her home.
 Funeral Services was at 10:00 am Monday March 18, 2019 at the
Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Morgan
officiating. Interment followed at 12:30 pm at Ft. Sill Post Cem-
etery, Ft. Sill/ Lawton, Oklahoma.
 Joan was born in Fairview, Montana, the only child of Anna
Marie and Albert Ludwig Noah. Joan was raised on a farm until
she was nearly 19 when she married Ervin Lyle Kuehn. That was
September 3, 1954.
 Joan was a strong willed woman who had three children with
Ervin while supporting him through 20 years of service in the
United States Army. Often times she was left to raise the three
boys alone while Ervin spent tours of duty in combat, twice in
Korea and once in Vietnam. Each time he was away for more
than a year.
 They moved to Duncan in 1971 after Ervin retired at Fort Sill.
They almost immediately became involved in the local VFW.
Joan was a 44 year active member and served several terms as
the local auxiliary president and held some state offices and she
supported Ervin during his terms in various local, regional, and
state officer positions. She also was an active volunteer for the
Duncan Regional Hospital Auxiliary for approximately 25 years and
active member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge since 1999.
 Joan was preceded in death by Ervin, her husband of 41 years.
 Joan is survived by her three sons; Richard Ervin (Gail) of High
Point, NC; Randy Allen (Ruby) of Duncan; and Ronald LeMar (Mi-
chelle) of Stillwater, OK. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren
and 6 great grandchildren.
 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
 Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral
Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.
Evie Marie Richardson ...
 Evie Marie Richardson 68, of Duncan, passed away Saturday,
March 9, 2019 at Duncan Regional Hospital.
Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019
at the Moose Lodge with Rev. Dennis Hall officiating, and arrange-
ments have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart
Funeral Directors.
Marie was born August 23, 1950 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Jack
and Willie “Cook” Moore, she attended Duncan Schools., she was
a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother,
Survivors include her husband; James “Jim” of the home, her
mother; Willie of Altus, Oklahoma, daughters; Susan Rogers & her
husband Kenny of Altus, Oklahoma, Rhonda Miracle & her husband
Keith of Kentucky, Jamie Hartsfield-Hammond & her husband
Shannon of Oklahoma City, a son; Tony Buchkol & his wife Anita
of Indiana, a stepson; Kevin Miller & his wife Roxanne, and 4
She was precede in death by her son; Tracy Hartman, a step-
son; Bryan Miller, her father; Jack Moore, brothers Troy Moore
and John Moore, sisters; Delores, Elaine Streiff and Jazmine
Online Condolences may be sent to
Juanita Ellon Billups ...
 Juanita Ellon Billups 94, of Keller Texas, a former Duncan
resident, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Brookdale
Community Center, Richland Hills, Texas.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20,
2019 at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Oklahoma, arrange-
ments have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart
Funeral Directors.
Juanita was born on Wednesday, January 14, 1925 in Coman-
che, to Logan & Mollie Damron. Juanita married Charles Billups
on March 20, 1943 to this union were born two children, Vicki
and Charles, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, they owned and operated Billups Chevrolet in
Marlow and later owned Big D Mattress Company in Euless, Texas
until their retirement in 1988.
Juanita is survived her daughter; Vicki Cash of Katy, Texas,
and a son; Charles Billups and his wife Paula of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Also, by 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
 Online condolences may be sent to
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Dr. James Willard “Jim” Suiter ...
 Dr. James Willard “Jim” Suiter died on March 13, 2019 at Elk
Crossing in Duncan following a long illness. He was 78.
 He leaves his wife of 47 years, Edith (Brown) Suiter; his son,
Rob and wife, Debra Shuwarger; his daughter Diane Cassinelli; his
daughter, Pam Pease and husband, Don Pease; his two grandsons,
his sister, Andrea (Suiter) Brown and husband, Bob; and many lov-
ing cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents
and his infant son, Russ.
 Born on November 19, 1940, and raised in Tipton, OK, the son
of Clifton “Tip” and Geraldine (Kelly) Suiter, he was a longtime
resident of Duncan.
 In his early years, he spent most of his time outdoors, either
working on his family’s farm or playing sports, his favorite of
which was baseball. After graduating from Tipton High School in
1959, he attended Oklahoma Christian College followed by South-
western Oklahoma State University, where he played baseball and
was named All American in 1963 and 1964, and graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1965. He played for
and managed the Lubbock Hubbers semi-professional baseball
team from 1966 to 1968. He met his wife, Edith Brown, in 1969
at Andrews, TX where they were both teachers and he was also
coaching baseball and football. He served in the United States
Army Reserve from 1964 to 1970.
 He made a career change and enrolled in Palmer Chiroprac-
tic College, graduating in 1974 with Doctor of Chiropractic. He
established a home in Duncan, where he maintained his practice
for 33 years, until he retired in 2009.
 Son of pioneers, he was happiest spending time exploring the
pasture of his family’s land, observing wildlife and watching sun-
sets. He also loved cheering on OU and Dallas Cowboys football
and Oklahoma City Thunder. He was inducted into the Southwest-
ern Oklahoma State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.
 The family expresses gratitude for a full life lived, his example
of courtesy and caring, his interest in his heritage and being a
steward of the land, and his passion for health.
 A memorial service will be held at Whitt Funeral Home on
Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 am . A graveside service will be held on
Saturday, April 6 , at Tipton Cemetery at 3:00 pm .
 In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Duncan Can-
cer Center as an expression of appreciation for their compassion
and care during his battle with prostate cancer; or the Stephens
County Humane Society whose tireless rescue and adoption ef-
forts connected him with his beloved dog, Mattie.
George William Clopton ...
 George William Clopton was born February 22, 1928, in rural
Comanche County to William Alexander and Eva Clopton. He
passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Duncan.
 A graveside service was held Monday, March 18, at 2:00 pm at
Letitia Cemetery near Lawton. The service will be officiated by
Ryan Sims and assisted by Arden Smith. Arrangements have been
entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
 George graduated from Marlow Central High School in 1945 and
attended Cameron University studying agriculture. He married
Florence Kathern Sparkman on April 24, 1948, in Henrietta, Texas.
George was employed as a machinist for Halliburton. He enjoyed
playing golf and going to garage sales. He was a member of the
Gideons men’s group and volunteered at Christians Concerned.
He also took care of cattle for Dr. Keller.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; his parents;
and two sisters, Bessie Bee Tullous and Janice Jean Clopton.
 George is survived by his four children, Robert and wife Nancy
Clopton of Edmond, Eva Dulworth and companion Steve Preslum-
sky of Norman, Lyndol and wife Lynn Clopton of Lake Charles,
LA, and Cherri and husband Chris Lambert of Cache; 20 grand-
children; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; and
sister-in-law, Betty Caldwell of Lawton.
 Memorial contributions can be made in George’s name to the
Gideon Bible Program, C/O Gideons International, PO Box 97251,
Washington, DC 20090-7251, phone 1-866-382-4253, or to Chris-
tians Concerned, 702 W. Willow, Duncan, OK 73533.
 Online condolences can be made to the family at
Doris Louise Fischer ...
 Doris Louise Fischer passed away peacefully on Sunday, March
17, 2019 in Duncan. She was 86.
 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 21,
2019, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Mar-
low with Terry Newell officiating. Burial will follow in the Poage
Cemetery near Eakly. All arrangements have been entrusted to
Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services of Marlow.
 Doris was born Monday, June 6, 1932 in Hydro, OK, to Thomas
Arthur and Gladys (Hedrick) Klein and lived most of her life in the
Eakly area. She attended schools and graduated with the class of
1950. In 1952, Doris married Eugene Avants, whom she later di-
vorced. In 1986, she married Charles Fischer. He preceded her in
death on October 21, 2014. Doris left Eakly and moved to Marlow
in 1960. She loved to spend time with her family, and could al-
ways be counted on to help others who where in need. Doris was
well known for being a great cook and spent many hours serving
her meals for others. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include, 5 sons, Kelsey Avants of Marlow, Charles Lynn
Fischer of Nuyaka, Kevin Karl Fischer of Newcastle, Jon Fredric
Fischer of Wagner, Jaime Wayne Fischer and his wife Lorena of
War Acres. 3 daughters, Kelly Jo Atkins and her husband Brandon
of Byars, Karen Lee Canary of Oklahoma, City, Angela Gayle Hood
and Terry Walsh of Bethany, 22 GrandChildren, 26-Great Grand-
children and 2 Great Great GrandChildren. Also, 1 sister, Sherri
Klein Rowe of Rush Springs.
 In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in
death by 2 brothers, Albert Klein, and Wayne Klein, and 1 sister,
Mildred Arnold.
 Online condolences may be made to
Sharon Kay Fica ...
 Sharon Kay Fica, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in
Marlow, at the age of 67.
 At the family’s request cremation has taken place and no
services are scheduled at this time. All arrangements have been
entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Ser-
vices in Marlow.
 Sharon was born Friday, September 14, 1951 in Marlow, to
Raymond Bruce and Peggy Joyce (Pryor) Flynn. She was a life
long resident of Marlow. Sharon enjoyed reading books. She loved
spending time with her family and friends as well as being able to
play with her grandchildren.
 Survivors include, 2 sons, Michael Dee Davis and wife Krista of
Duncan, Casey Baggett and wife Melinda of Farmington, NM, 8
grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by
2 brothers, Monty Fica of Marlow, Tommy Flynn of Oklahoma City,
and 3 sisters, Christy Cease of TX, Karen Kimbrell of TX, Virginia
Hunt of TX, as well as numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Sharon was preceded in death
by her parents, a step-father,
Fritz Fica, and an infant sister,
 Online condolences may be
made to
Eleanor Carol Bowden (Dye) ...
 Eleanor Carol Bowden (Dye), of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away
at her home on the February 18, 2019. 
 Graveside Services will be held at 12:00pm Saturday March 23,
2019 at the Murray Cemetery in Binger, Oklahoma.
 Carol is survived by her husband Daniel Bowden; her children,
Darin, Renee, William, Patrick; seven grandchildren; as well as
her sister Lynn; and brother George Jr.
 She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers. 
 Carol was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Wife. She was an
Oklahoma native and graduated from Binger High School in 1969. 
 Carol was known as a witty, caring and most of all loving
 Don Grantham Funeral
Home, Duncan, assisted her
family with cremation arrange-
ment. Online condolences may
be sent to the family at: www.
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