KNUDSEN, Martha S. (Stoltenberg)

Martha Ellen Stoltenberg Knudsen 1925 ~ 2013 Ellen Stoltenberg Knudsen passed away in Orem, Utah, on March 15, 2013, surrounded by her adoring family. Ellen was born on a farm outside Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, on July 8, 1925, to Richard Heinrich Stoltenberg, a German immigrant, and Grace Talbot, a school teacher who instilled a love of good books.

OTEY, Donna G. (Baker)

Graveside service for Donna Gayle Otey, 66, of Alex, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Alex Cemetery. Donna Gayle Otey was born Dec. 21, 1946 in Chickasha, the daughter of Dial Edwin and Frances Ellen (Peavey) Baker. She died March 26, 2013 at her home in Alex. Donna lived in Alex her entire life. She graduated from Alex High School in 1964 and attended East Central University and Oklahoma College for Women. She and Larry Joe Otey were married March 1, 1968 in Alex. They farmed in the Alex area from 1968-1985. Donna worked at Chickasha Bank from 1985-1997.

MAVITY, Debra Ann

Funeral service for Debra Ann Mavity, 61 of Lawton will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Evans, Lead Pastor of Dayspring Community Church and Dr. Charlie Bear, officiating.

Debbie passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Lawton.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.


Funeral service for Ted Stallbaumer, 44, of Chickasha, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Holy Name Catholic Church. Ted Stallbaumer was born January 11, 1969 in Tulsa. He was the son of Mark and Sue Ann (Timberlake) Stallbaumer. Ted died March 19, 2013 in Oklahoma City. Ted graduated from Chickasha High School in 1987. While in high school, Ted played drums in the Chickasha High School band and was active in the weight-lifting program. He was also student announcer in the press box for the Junior Varsity football games and High School games.

Campus Mourns Death of Regent Ed Hicks

Chickasha restaurateur Ed Hicks, a former member of the USAO Board of Regents, died early Friday. Appointed by Gov. Frank Keating, Hicks served on USAO’s governing board from 1999-2006.

Services are scheduled March 20 at 2 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.

INGERSOL, Lillian Nadine (Browning)

Lillian Nadine (Browning) Ingersol of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away peacefully in her sleep February 14, 2013. She was born in Amber, Oklahoma, September 12, 1924, to parents Lilly Baxter Browning and Edward E. Browning. She was one of eleven Browning children raised in the Pocasset, Oklahoma community.

EVANS, Dr. Coeta (Grimes)

A celebration of life service for Dr. Coeta Grimes Evans will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Greg Hook and Mike Taylor officiating. Interment will be prior to the service in Alva Municipal Cemetery, under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home, Alva. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Coeta Grimes Evans, daughter of the late Mertle (Hulett) Grimes/Gastineau and Crayton Grimes was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Lenora, Okla., and passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Woodward, Okla., at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 9 days.

BURNETT, Jessie Bell (Russell)

Funeral Services for Jessie Bell Burnett, 89 of Chickasha will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Shepherd Street Christian Church with Pastor Jerome Burrus officiating. Our dear mother Jessie Bell Burnett left her earthly body February 14, 2013 with family and friends by her side. Jessie was born October 26, 1923 in Belton, Texas; she was the daughter of Mike and Della Russell. Jessie moved to Chickasha when she was 25 years old, she worked at Lugi's, Roys Bar-B-Q, and at USAO. She enjoyed life to the fullest; she loved the Lord and her family.

McDaniel, Charlotte Naomi (Hite)

Charlotte Naomi Hite McDaniel died peaceably in her home March 5, 2013. She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, November 19, 1927 to parents, Harry Blythe Hite and Julia Wilhelmina Vollmar. She attended Wheaton Academy in Chicago, Illinois and then continued her college years at Wheaton College and Oklahoma College for Women where she graduated with an education degree. Over the years her educational career included first teaching Physical Education, then she later taught kindergarten and 1st grade at Sudie L. Williams in Dallas ISD from 1967 to 1988.

Keith, Pamela Sue (Weber)

Pamela Sue Keith, age 61, of Chickasha, OK was born the daughter of Eugene William Weber and Doris L Martin Weber on February 4, 1952 in Bay City, Michigan. She died on March 2, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK. Pamela moved to Chickasha in 1972 at the age of 20. She earned her Associate Degree from the Oklahoma College for Women which is now USAO. After earning her degree, she worked for Special Young Adults for over 10 years. Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Eugene William Weber. Survivors include two daughters Angela Williams and Rebecca Keith; mother Doris L.