Obits

RINGGENBERG, Virginia O. (Martin)

Virginia Ringgenberg ENID - Memorial service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ringgenberg will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Pond Creek United Methodist Church in Pond Creek, Okla. The Rev. Kay Buchanan will be officiating and the service will be under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Virginia Olive Ringgenberg was born March 3, 1922, in Omaha, Neb., to Elmer L. and Olive Hand Martin and passed peacefully on April 19, 2012. Due to the early passing of her mother, Virginia moved to Pond Creek, Okla., at age 6, to be raised by her Uncle Edward and Aunt Eldora Johnston.

CRUMLEY, Virginia A. (Newitt)

Donations may be made to the Sequim Library in memory of Sequim resident Virginia A. Crumley, who died April 1, 2012, at the age of 91. She was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Eldorado, Kan., to Philip and Ethel Gliddon Newitt. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English from Oklahoma College for Women and was a teacher and administrative assistant. She married Lewis Crumley on Aug. 21, 1943, in Easton, Pa. She lived in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Texas before moving to Sequim. She also lived abroad in Venezuela, Mexico and New Zealand.

BERTON, Sally M. (Meyer)

Funeral services will be held for Sally May Berton, 89, of Verden at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Verden with Roy Boyer officiating. Sally May Berton was born in Yoakum, Texas, on August 11, 1922, the daughter of Oscar A. Meyer & Julia Cecelia (May) Meyer. She died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Chickasha. Sally grew up in the Corpus Christi area and graduated from high school there in 1939. She later attended Draughons Business College, Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas, and Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas.

KLEIN, Patricia (Kerrick)

Funeral for Patricia K. Klein, 85, Lawton, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Mrs. Klein died Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Lawton. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born June 10, 1926, at Sweetwater to Lon and Pansy Latimer Kerrick. She married Vernon Klein Aug. 7, 1948 at Sayre. He preceded her in death May 20, 2007. She earned her bachelors degree from Oklahoma College form Women. She moved to Lawton in 1954.

MILLER, Mattie W. (Blevins)

Mattie Wilene Miller, 80, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Brookside Nursing Center in Madill. She was born on August 23, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Zeke Blevins and Mary Geree Reynolds Blevins. Wilene spent most of her life in Marshall County. She attended grade school at Aylesworth, graduated from Madill High School in 1949 before attending Oklahoma College for Women. Wilene worked for several law firms as a legal secretary and also for Halliburton Patent Department in Duncan, Oklahoma. She married Floyd Miller in 1957 in Madill.

DUNAWAY, Mary J. (Hines)

Mary Jo Dunaway was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and volunteer. She was born in Sallisaw, OK, October 20, 1922, to Leland and Mary Hines. The family moved to Dewey in 1940. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Oklahoma, majoring in journalism. She and Howard Dunaway were married October 19, 1946. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday school, served on the Board of Elders, was Clerk of Session and active in Presbyterian Women.

ADAMS, Mary (Twidwell)

Mary Jo Adams, 86, died on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. Born to Carl Twidwell and Cleopatra Cesar Twidwell on December 27, 1925, she was the second of Cleopatra's four children. Since her parents were both educators in small towns in Oklahoma, Jo moved often during her young years. At age 12 she was baptized and was piano accompanist for the church. A unique individual, a maverick in her life, Jo obtained her pilot's license when she was only 17, before she got her driver's license. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and then the University of Oklahoma.

BOUCHER, Mary A. (Teague)

Mary Ann Boucher Funeral for Mary Ann Boucher, 69, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with Shane Hall, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Boucher died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a Lawton hospital. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born July 16, 1943, in Lawton, to George A.C. and Betty Beatrice Barrett Teague. She grew up in Lawton and attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Central Junior High School and graduated from Lawton High School in 1961.

COURTRIGHT, Margaret E. (Smith)

Services for Margaret Elaine Courtright, 65, Ada, formerly of Reno, Nev., are 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of Christ on 33rd Street, Jimmy Smith officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Courtright died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at a local nursing home. She was born April 30, 1947, in Pittsburg, Calif., to Earl James and Dora Maxine Wallis Smith. She was reared by her mother and stepfather, James Calhoun. She graduated from Chickasha High School in Chickasha, Okla., and also graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Ms.

MEYER, Lois (Render)

Lois Meyer slipped away April 1, 2012, to celebrate Palm Sunday in heaven. Lois was 97 years old. She was born at Roosevelt, OK, the daughter of Odith and Ethel Render. She had three sisters, Edith Sears, Jewel Kovar, Aledo Brent; and one brother, W.L. Render. All preceded her in death. At three months old, following the death of her mother, Lois was welcomed into the home of her Aunt Claudie Wiley and L.W. Wiley, where she grew up as one of their own, with two sisters, Faye Campbell, Estes Higgins, and their brother, Osler Wiley.

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