Obits

McDANIEL, Ronnie K.

Funeral services for Ronnie McDaniel, 58, of Chickasha, will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the First Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Wallace Boyd and Rev. Roscoe Strunk officiating. Ronnie Keith McDaniel was born Oct. 29, 1953 in Clinton, the son of Cleo and Louise McDaniel. While surrounded by his loved ones he went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Ronnie graduated from Chickasha High School in 1971 and attended Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and graduated with an Associates Degree in Business in 1973.

WALLACE, Peggy L.(Ramsey)

Peggy L. Wallace was born on March 30, 1926, in Beggs, Oklahoma, to C. W. (Ceaf) and Walsie Bea Ramsey. She died in Tulsa on September 26, 2012. Peggy moved around a lot in her younger years, attending school in Beggs and Okmulgee before graduating from Seminole High School. She studied briefly at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, before going to work at the DX Sunray oil refinery in Tulsa, where she was named Miss DX Sunray. While there, Peggy raised an eyebrow or two when her then-beau, Robert N.

GUFFY, Marie (Claiborne)

Marie C. Guffy, age 95, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. She was born September 17, 1917 in Humphrey, Oklahoma to James F. Claiborne and Esther A. Pottorff Claiborne. Marie graduated from Humphrey High School in 1936. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1940. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, where she received a Master's Degree in Education in 1953. Marie married Luther Kenneth Guffy on December 22, 1941 in Humphrey, Oklahoma.

PIKE, Rheta N. (St. John)

Rheta Nadine St. John Pike June 14, 1926 - Sept. 21, 2012 Graveside service for Rheta Pike, age 86, of Chickasha, was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha. Ron Blankinship officiated. Rheta Nadine St. John Pike was born the daughter of Charles St. John and Elsie Goode St. John on June 14, 1926 in Minco. She died on Sept. 21, 2012 in Chickasha. Rheta moved to Chickasha as a young child and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1944. She attended Abiline Christian University and OCW, graduating from OCW with a teaching degree.

GLANDON, Mary F. (Wilcox)

Funeral for Mary Frances Glandon, 79, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Terry Marsh officiating. Mrs. Glandon died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Lawton. Burial will be in Cache Cemetery under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born July 14, 1933, in Rocky, to John A. and Eula Spears Wilcox. She grew up in Lawton and attended Lawton High School until moving to Chickasha, where she was a graduate of Chickasha High School. She later attended Oklahoma College for Women. She married Jerry Whitley Glandon on Nov.

WHYTE, Martha A. (Hershel)

Martha Ann Whyte of Williamsburg died on Christmas Day after a brief illness. She was born in 1921 to Ward Hershel and Martha Jones in St. Louis, Mo. Her family later moved to McAlester, Okla., where she grew up. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Oklahoma College for Women and a master's degree from Syracuse University. While at Syracuse she met her future husband, James P. Whyte, whom she married in 1948. She began a career as a speech teacher while her husband practiced law. In 1957 the Whytes moved to Williamsburg and had lived here ever since. Mrs.

LARGE-TOEHAY, Cathy D.

Funeral for Cathy Diane Large-Toehay, 60, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Ticeahkie and the Rev. Fred Ticeahkie officiating. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery. Cathy went to her heavenly home Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Lawton. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Cathy was born Jan. 10, 1952, in Fort Washakie, Wyo., to Stanley and Margie (Leasie Aunquoe) Large Sr. She grew up, attended and graduated from Goodland Indian School in Hugo. Cathy also attended USAO in Chickasha studying business.

BILLUPS, Helen (Smith)

Helen was born to Josie Eula Smith and Cheadle Smith on April 15, 1920 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Helen was raised by Josie Eula Rawlins and Philp A Rawlins in a household full of brothers and sisters in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Helen graduated from Ardmore High School, and then attended Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in Chickasha. Helen moved to Tulsa to begin her professional career as the Executive Assistant to the Division Attorney for Stanolind Oil & Gas. Helen took great pride in helping set the stage for women with careers.

PIERCE, Horance Arnett III

Horace Arnett Pierce III June 3, 1984 - Aug. 8, 2012 Former Drover basketball player Horace Pierre, 28, died suddenly in the Bahamas on Aug. 8. Pierre played basketball from 2001-04 and graduated from the University of Science and Arts in 2006 with a degree in business. He was a kid with good character. He was just a really good person, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Brisco McPherson said. He got along well with everybody. I am saddened by the news of his passing. He will be missed by many. Horace Arnett Pierre III was born June 3, 1984, to Horace Jr.

BITSCHE, Zolene H. (Taylor)

Funeral service for Zolene H. Bitsche, 91, former Chickasha resident, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. Zolene H. Bitsche was born January 31, 1921 in Verden and died April 24, 2012 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Zolene was a graduate of Chickasha High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She and George W. Bitsche were married January 29, 1943 in Las Cruces, New Mexico during World War II. They lived in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas returning to Chickasha after the War.

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