Fern Effie Cassel, of El Reno, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008 in the Care Living Center in El Reno, Oklahoma. Fern was born January 1, 1915, at Dutton, Oklahoma, to John Emry Cassel and Effie Eva Cassel. Fern graduated from Pocasset, Oklahoma High School in 1933 and Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1939. Fern attended Scarritt College in 1945 where she became a Diaconal Minister. Fern was a Home Economics teacher in Excelsior and Cromwell, Oklahoma. After attending Scarritt College, she began her career in Christian Education working in Houston, Texas and Tennessee.
Bowman, Fern Fern Bowman, age 91, of Oklahoma City, passed away September 12, 2007. She was born September 18, 1915 in Jones, OK to Ira and Hazel (Woodworth) Deal. Fern graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women and taught in Chattanooga, OK. She married Kermit Bowman in 1937 and was a homemaker for many years. In 1955, she earned a Master's degree and returned to teaching until she retired at the age of 65 from the OKC Public Schools. She touched thousands of children's lives during her career.
Eva Lorraine Chancellor Litton Eva Lorraine Chancellor Litton, former resident of Ponca City and resident of Oklahoma City, was born into a family of nine children on July 30, 1918, in Shawnee to Jess and Stella Miller Chancellor. She passed away Jan. 25, 2007, in Oklahoma City at the age of 88 years 5 months and 25 days.
Eva Christine Tucker Cole, was born August 21, 1908 in the little farming town of Jet, Alfalfa Co., Oklahoma. She died in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas on April 20, 2009, at the age of 100 years, 7 months, 30 days. She was the daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary Bettie Harned Tucker. Sam was the local banker and Bettie was a wife and mother who had homesteaded and patented land close to Jet.
CHICKASHA Funeral for Esther L. Brown, 83, Chickasha, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Cement, with the Rev. Paul Kelly officiating. Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in Chickasha. She was born on Dec. 27, 1923, in Reisel, Texas. She graduated from public school in Cement. She married Arthur Brown in 1971 in Chickasha. She worked at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha as a dietician and retired after 25 years. She was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Cement.
ESTHER HODGES REGAN (Age 90) A retired Prince Georges County School Teacher, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 of cardio-respiratory failure at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, MD. Mrs. Regan was born in Pratt, Kansas in 1918. After receiving her elementary and secondary schooling there she attended the Oklahoma College for Women and received her degree. She then joined the Women’s Army Corps and was stationed at Fort Myer, VA during World War II. During this time she met and married Staff Sgt. Philip A. Regan of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The couple then moved to Adelphi, MD. Mrs.
Ramsey, Esta Lee Esta Lee Ramsey, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Fitzgerald, had four brothers, Joe, Floyd, C.N. and Loy. All have preceded her in death except brother, Loy Fitzgerald and wife Connie. Esta Lee Ramsey leaves a son, Dr. Steve Ramsey and wife, Lynda and grandsons Ben and Bart Ramsey, who brightened her life.
Elsie Marie Boothe-Hoover passed away in the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 following a short illness. Elsie Marie had made her home at Bradford Village Retirement Center in Edmond for the past four years. She had moved to Edmond from Chickasha, Oklahoma to be close to her son, Dwain and his wife Sylvia and her sister, Maybelle Coffman, who was in the nursing home in Edmond. Mrs. Coffman passed away two weeks after Elsie Marie's move. Elsie Marie had an apartment in the same Retirement Community for two years before moving into Bradford Village Nursing Home.
Eloise Lucia Penoi Schafer, age 94, a 66 year resident of Needles, Calif., passed away quickly Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Bullhead City. Mrs. Schafer was born Dec. 30, 1913, near Anadarko, Okla. to Mark Penoi (a Pueblo Indian from Laguna) and Eloise Butler Reese Penoi (a Cherokee of the Aniwodi Paint Clan). Upon graduation from Oklahoma College for Women, Mrs. Schafer taught several years at Albuquerque Indian School. After her marriage in 1938 to George Schafer, she devoted herself to raising her family and actively supporting the Needles community.
Elma Iles Robson, Ponca City resident, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at her home. She was 91. Elma Robson was born July 13, 1918, in Prague, the daughter of Frank and Nettie Hull Iles. She attended schools in Prague and graduated from Prague High School. Her parents and grandparents were pioneer Oklahomans. Her grandfather, Harry C. Iles, was a physician who came to Oklahoma from Kansas. Her grandparents who encouraged her in her love of music raised Elma. At age 15 Elma played the piano for silent movies at the Prague Theater.