Obits

DeKINDER, BEN

Memorial service for Ben Elmer DeKinder, age 69, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2005, in the First Presbyterian Church, in Chickasha. Rev. Barbara Hunt, pastor of the church, officiated.

Ben Elmer DeKinder was born the son of William Edward DeKinder and Bernetta Bernice Petree DeKinder on December 8, 1935, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He died on February 24, 2005, in Chickasha of liver cancer.

DOTSON, Alma L. (McGee)

Alma Lucille McGee, 93, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2004. Alma McGee Dotson was born in Okemah, OK on February 1, 1911 to Samuel and Sarah Ellison McGee and was one of 13 children. The McGees were an Oklahoma Territory pioneer family, and Samuel was in both Oklahoma Land Rushes. Alma attended State Teachers College in Ada, taught school in Pharaoh, OK and graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women. On November 27, 1930 she married H.C. Dotson, and in 1934 they moved to El Centro, Colombia where H.C. was employed by Standard Oil of New Jersey.

DILLARD, Kathryn (Hayes)

Kathryn Dillard, 82, formerly of Sioux City died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Mechanicsville Nursing and Rehab Center in Mechanicsville, Iowa.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday July 2nd at St. James United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Bernie Colorado officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, formerly Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.

DALTON, Pamela J.

Memorial service will be conducted by the extended family and friends of Pamela Jean Dalton, age 54, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Barbara Hunt officiating. Pamela Jean was born the daughter of Robert James Dalton and Jean Schoonover Dalton on August 29, 1949, in Sioux City, Iowa. She died on Monday, May 24, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Pamela moved to Chickasha in 1982. She worked for a short time as a nurse aide then entered school at USAO. In April of 2001, she graduated with an associate's degree.

CUNNINGHAM, Betty J. (Oehlschlager)

Betty J. Cunningham, 86, Lenexa, KS, passed away October 15, 2004, at home. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 19 at Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS.

COX, Johnnie L. (Hedger)

Funeral for Johnnie Lee Cox, 89, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday June, 26, at University Church of Christ with Weldon Flanagan, Church of Christ minister and Mike Bentley, minister, University Church of Christ, officiating.
Mrs. Cox died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in a Lawton nursing care center.
Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Chickasha, under direction of Becker Funeral Home.

COWLEY, Eura B. (Lockhart)

A graveside service for Eura B. Cowley, 94, of Enid, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 in the Del Norte Cemetery, Drummond. The Rev. Bill Smith will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

She was born March 8, 1911 on a farm in Major County to D. Wade and Sarah Goldsberry Lockhart and passed away March 10, 2005, in St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

COTTER, Connie S. (Carey)

Connie Sue Carey Cotter, 63, of Mountain View, Arkansas died of stomach cancer on March 4, 2005 in Mountain View. Born August 30, 1941, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Connie attended Chickasha Public Schools and Oklahoma College for Women.

She was a homemaker and a dental assistant. Connie was a Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church of Mountain View, and was the church secretary during the 1980s.

COLLIN, Gwendolyn Margaret Francis

Gwendolyn Margaret Francis Collin, 95, of Norman passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004. in Norman, Oklahoma. Chapel Services are Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Shawnee. Minister: Father Clark Shackelford. Cemetery: Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery Shawnee, Oklahoma. Funeral Home in Charge: Gaskill Funeral Home. Gwen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 8, 1909 to Mr. Thomas William Collin II and Martha Stevenson Collin. It was 1910 when along with her parents she came to the young state of Oklahoma to settle in Shawnee.

COLE, Beverly June

Beverly June Cole, 82, of Richmond, Va., passed away Friday, September 3, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Cole, and a stepson, Delgene Phillips.

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