Washita Valley Weekly - page 3

Washita Valley Weekly  
Page 3
August 7, 2019
We Believe in Oklahoma
Death Notices
Complete Obituaries and Memorials
with pictures (when provided) are
posted on our on-line publication.
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Bernice “Bea” Hunter ...
Memorial services for Bernice “Bea” Hunter, 72, of Chickasha,
were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in the Fergu-
son Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Layman officiating.
Bernice Irene Hunter, known as “Bea”, was born November
29, 1946 in St. Louis, Oklahoma to Rhube W. Collins and Bertha A.
(Cummings) Collins. She died Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Chicka-
sha, Oklahoma. Bea graduated from Velma-Alma High School. In
1968, she married J. C. Hunter, Sr.
She owned, operated, and managed several local Chickasha
businesses through the years, including Adventureland Video
which later became Crossroads Video and Munn’s Flower Shop.
Bea was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, J.C.
Hunter and four siblings, Rhuben James Collins, Glenndel Gene
Collins, Janyce Collins-Brown and Renee Collins.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Tiffiny
Hunter, of Chickasha; sister, Kay Beverly Fields of Duncan; grand-
children, nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction
of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Charles Edwin Lucas ...
Charles Edwin Lucas, 81, of Chickasha, were held at 10:00
a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the Ferguson Funeral Home
Charles Edwin Lucas was born on March 27, 1938 at home near
Comanche, Oklahoma to Edward and Alene (Hicks) Lucas. He died
on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his home in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Charles attended school in Terra Bella, California then moved
back to Cement during his high school years.
On March 17, 1967, he married Lucy “Amy” Dodd and they had
52 years together.
Charles was a welder by trade and worked for Stidham Horse
Trailers and later worked as a service technician for the City of
Chickasha until his retirement.
He loved to hunt for arrowheads, go fishing and go camping
with the family. He also enjoyed having fish frys and crawdad
boils in the backyard with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Edward Lucas and
Alene (Hicks) Alsup.
Survivors include his wife, Amy of the home; daughter, Mae
Lucas; sons, Charles Roy Lucas and Joe Lynn Lucas and wife,
Jhona, all of Chickasha; grandchildren, Jessica Lucas and Kaden
Webster; and other extended family and friends.
Charles’ wishes were cremation following the service.
Viewing will be held at Ferguson Funeral Home on Sunday,
August 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m and Monday, August 5th
from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction
of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Wanda Gearline (Klippel) Sipe...
 Wanda Gearline Sipe, 82, of Tuttle, Oklahoma passed away
August 1, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednes-
day, August 7, 2019, Southwest Church of Christ, 3031 SW 104th
St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159.  
 Minister Ricky (Bud) Popejoy will be officiating. Burial will
follow with graveside services at Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle,
1001 E. Rock Creek Rd. Memorials may be made to the Tipton’s
Children’s Home.
 Wanda was born at home in Tuttle, Oklahoma, on November
10, 1936, to Hada and Henry Klippel. She was the second of four
children. She graduated from Tuttle High school in 1954 where
she was the class valedictorian. She worked in her parents’
restaurant, participated in band, and was a very good basketball
 Wanda married Gerald Phillip Sipe at the Tuttle Church of Christ
on November 25, 1954. Her life’s passion was her family. She
had never changed a diaper before her first child but dedicated
herself to becoming a wonderful mother. She taught all of them
to love and serve The Lord.
 She worked at many different professions during her life: home
day care, manufacturing, legal secretary and finally as the high
school registrar for Tuttle High School where she retired in 2001.
She helped Gerald ran his garage door business for an additional
11 years and completely retired in 2013. She was a lifelong
member of the Church of Christ where she taught many child and
adult classes. Her home was always open and she loved having a
family gathering or company.
 Her hobbies included: cooking: especially dessert making;
traveling (she and Gerald saw 36 out of 50 states), reading, and
OU Football.
 Wanda is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Gerald
Sipe; her parents, Hada and Henry Klippel; her brother, Ealmer
Klippel; grandson, Talon Jay Heath and granddaughter, Meghan
Andrea Heath.
 She is survived by her children Lorinda Sipe, Kathy Corlee and
husband Chris, Phillip Sipe and wife Sonja, Robert Sipe and wife
Lisa, Mona Popejoy and husband Ricky, and Tracy Sipe and wife
Sharon; 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She is also
survived by her siblings Hada Terrell, and Edith & Lex Pierce. Also
by her in-law family: Loretta & Forest O’Hara, David & Ginger
Sipe, Donna & Doyle Harryman, and Paula McDaniel. And a great
host of nieces and nephews.
Kenneth Wayne Trusty ...
Kenneth Wayne Trusty, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019,
in Rush Springs, at the age of 84.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 30,
2019, at the Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. David Hale,
officiating. Burial followed in the Westview Cemetery under the
direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs. There
was a family visitation on Monday, July 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 at the
funeral home.
Kenneth was born Sunday, June 9, 1935, in Rush Springs, to
John Ezra and Opal Lee (Mannor) Trusty. He had attended The Pea
Ridge, Rush Springs, and Cox City Schools and had lived in the
Grady county area for 75 years of his life. He married his lovely
wife Merrell on May 28, 1966. Kenneth worked as a metal sheer
operator for Cline’s Manufacturing in Rush Springs for 10 years
he also worked for Arthur Base Construction several years. He
worked several years for Baker Oil and retired from Grady County
District 3 as a road grader operator after many years of service.
Kenneth loved playing guitar and singing along with the
Rag-timers Country Western Band. Kenneth had a fierce love of
farming and ranching matched only by his love for his son Kevin
his grandkids and both of his dogs Bitty and Peety. He also loved
spending time with his grandkids on the basketball court. He
helped build the Rush Springs Baseball Fields in the Jeff Davis
Park along with Don Hayes and several other parents. He also
coached many years in the little league baseball arena. He will
be missed dearly by everyone. Kenneth was also a member of the
Denton Baptist Church.
Survivors include, a son, Kevin Wayne Trusty and wife Laura of
Rush Springs, 2 sisters, Ila Stewart and her husband Bud of Rush
Springs, Shirley Sweat and husband James of Rush Springs, his
brother, Troy Trusty of Rush Springs, 6 grandkids, a great-grand-
child, as well as many faithful friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Kenneth was preceded in
death by his sister, Lolamae Kimbro, 2 brothers, Emitt Trusty and
Eugene Trusty, and grandchild Autumn Trusty.
Pallbearers will be: Ron Hayes, Scott Hayes, Skipper Fitzger-
ald, Landon Luttrell, John Morrow, and Hunter Trusty
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ems, Fire and Police, and the rest
of the City of Rush Springs employee’s.
Special mention to his dearest friends Duane Hayes and the
late Bill Fox.
Online condolences may be made to
Gary Lee Preston ...
Private services will be held by the family at a later date for
Gary Lee Preston, 64, of Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Gary Lee Preston was born December 5, 1954 in Paducah,
Kentucky, the son of James Preston and Lillian (Brasher) Preston.
He died Monday, July 29, 2019 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
On October 7, 1977 he married Sylvia “Ann” Marotti and to
this union their two daughters, Anna and Danielle were born.
He was a hard worker and won several awards for his service
in the commercial long-haul trucking industry. He was an avid
outdoorsman and his favorite thing to do was go fishing. He loved
his family very much and was a devoted father to his daughters.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Preston and
wife, Ann Preston.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Mark
Hicks of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter and grandson, Danielle
and Noah Preston of California; mother Lillian Brasher of Tennes-
see; sister Sue Woodard of Michigan; and other extended family
and friends.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson
Funeral Home.
Lois Marie Holder ...
Lois Marie Holder, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, passed away on
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at her home in Chickasha. She was
born May 15, 1937 in Hammon, Oklahoma to Buel Albert and
Dorothy Alice (Hammond) Darnell.
Lois graduated from Ninnekah High School in 1955. She mar-
ried Dennis Holder on June 9, 1956 in Chickasha and to this union
3 children were born: Denetta, Bill and Gary. She worked several
years as a seamstress. She was a Girl Scout Leader, ran conces-
sion stand for the CHS Band from 1972-1975. She retired from
Delta Faucet after 20+ years.
She volunteered for the Food Pantry and Crisis Center and a
member of the Busy Hands Quilting group. She attended church
all her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis
Holder and her son, Gary Holder.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Denetta Still and her hus-
band, Randy, of Ninnekah, OK; Son, Bill Holder and his wife,
Vivian, of Chickasha, OK; Brother, Albert Darnell and his wife,
Marilyn, of Alex, OK; Several grandchildren, great grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Willa "Shorty" Faye Clay ...
Willa Faye Clay, 86, of Newcastle, died Sunday, July 21, 2019,
at her home. Graveside Service were on Thursday, Jul 25, 2019,
11:00 AM. The daughter of Willard Orville “Dick” Bryant and
Erma Faye (Minnick) Bryant, she was born November 8, 1932, in
Oklahoma City.
Willa married Harold Maurice Clay on May 7, 1953, in Rush
Springs. She worked for many years as a clerk for the FAA. In her
spare time, she enjoyed traveling and going on bus tours, and
watching and feeding the hummingbirds in her yard. Willa was
very artistic and spent countless hours painting, doing ceramics,
quilting, crocheting, and knitting. She will be greatly missed by
all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mau-
rice Clay; one grandson, Joshua Clay; one sister, Jane White; and
three brothers, Bud Bryant, Johnny Bryant, and Jim Bryant.
She is survived by three daughters, Karen Mosmeyer, of
Dibble, Twyla Franks and her husband, Deke, of Fort Cobb Lake,
and Beverly Clay of Blanchard; one son, Butch Clay, of Newcastle;
seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three great-
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margie Brown and her husband,
Mickey, of Newcastle and Jeannie Stone and her husband, Terry,
of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Donna Bryant of Newcastle and
Vickie Bryant of Massachusetts; and many other loved ones and
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July
25, 2019, at the Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City. Ar-
rangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of
Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.
Joyce Ann Giles ...
 Joyce Ann Giles, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Marlow,
at the age of 78.
 Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 1,
2019, at the Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. David Hale
officiating. Burial followed in the Marlow Cemetery under the
direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
 Joyce was born Saturday, August 3, 1940 in Marlow, to Verlon
and Dorian (Williamson) Coffee. She graduated from Rush Springs
High School and had lived in the Marlow and Rush Springs area all
of her life. Joyce married the love of her life, George Gallagher
Giles in Oklahoma City on September 8, 1967. They were married
for 37 wonderful years before his passing on November 18, 2004.
Joyce owned and operated Dorian’s Foods for more than 30 years
before retiring. She loved gardening and being outside as well as
working in her yard. Joyce enjoyed canning and spending time
with her family. She was a member of the Vimy Ridge Baptist
 Survivors include, a son, Stephen Giles of Oklahoma City, a
daughter, Elizabeth Levulett of Marlow, 2 grandchildren, a great-
granddaughter, a brother, Sonny Coffee of Marlow, as well as
numerous nieces and nephews.
 Along with her husband, Joyce was preceded in death by a son,
John Maddox Giles, her parents, and an uncle, John Maddox.
 Online condolences may be made to
Shirley Welch ...
 Funeral services for Shirley Welch, age 87 of Chickasha, OK was
held at 10:30 am on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Trinity Baptist
Church. Rev. Billy Elkins officiated.
 Shirley Welch was the youngest of 4 children born to W.J. and
Emily Smith. She was born on October 6, 1931 in Frederick, Okla-
homa. She died on August 1, 2019 at her home in Chickasha.
 Shirley married Alvah (Al) M. Welch, Jr. on May 3, 1947 in Sher-
man, Texas. Together they had five children: Alan, Phillip, David,
Denise and Kent.
 Shirley graduated from Tishomingo High School in 1948. She
spent the next years of her life being a mom and homemaker.
In 1967, she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from the
Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, now USAO. After college,
Shirley began teaching elementary school in the Chickasha school
system. In 1977 she continued her education by earning a Masters
Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She retired in 1992,
after 25 years of teaching.
 Anyone who knew Shirley knew she loved football. Not just any
football, University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys. She shared
her love of football with her children and grandchildren. Many
hours were spent as a family in lively discussion and animated
enjoyment of games.  
 Shirley had many other interests. She spent hours outdoors
gardening and watching the birds in her back yard. She had a love
for reading, and in her later years especially enjoyed the writings
of C.S. Lewis.
 Shirley was a follower of Jesus Christ. She was a faithful mem-
ber of Trinity Baptist Church, Chickasha where she taught Sunday
school for many years. Shirley never stopped learning. She read
her Bible faithfully, studying the Scriptures to know and apply
more and more to her life. Her faith and her burden for others
to know Christ caused her to be very generous to organizations
who minister to the needy while spreading the gospel. She often
encouraged her family to give to these ministries rather than give
her gifts.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Shell-
man, one sister, Billie and two children, Alan and Phillip.
 Survivors include: Children: David and wife, Lisa of Chickasha,
Denise Wallace of Norman, Kent and wife Helen of Oklahoma city;
daughter-in-law Vanda of Oklahoma city; brother Tom Smith of
Denison, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren
and nieces and nephews.
 Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Service will be
under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church,
Samaritan’s Purse or Campus Crusade for Christ.
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