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Washita Valley Weekly  
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May 23, 2018
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Kingstyn Lamont Hoffman ...
 Services are pending for Kingstyn Lamont Hoffman,
infant twin of Sharod and Krystan Hoffman. Kingstyn was
born May 10, 2018 and passed away on May 11, 2018. 
 Condolences may be made at www.
Kyran Lord Hoffman ...
 Kyran Lord Hoffman, infant twin of Sharod and Krystan
Hoffman, was born on May 10, 2018, and passed away
May 11, 2018. Services are pending with Brown-Thomas
Funeral Home.
 Condolences may be made at www.
Franklin Michael McElroy ...
 Franklin Michael “Mike” McElroy, departed this life on
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Carrolton, TX at the age of
 Services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 19,
2018, at the Alex Public Schools Commons Building,
with Rev. Tracy Wilson officiating. Burial followedin the
Westview Cemetery in Rush Springs. All arrangements
were entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush
 Mike was born Monday, December 16, 1940 in Alex, to
Barclay and Helen (Barnes) McElroy. Mike was raised in
Alex and graduated from the Alex High School. He went
on to attend Eastern Central University where he earned
his masters degree. Later, Mike earned his superintendent’s
certification from OU. He married the love of his life,
Sandra Kay Landrum on August 3, 1963 in Rush Springs.
His 35 plus year career as an educator, coach and school
administrator, inspired many students and staff members
to be the best they could be. He loved all sports, especially
football. Although he was not much of a golfer, Mike often
bragged about being published in Golf Digest Magazine.
His publish worthy accomplishment? He once received a
trophy for having the highest score in a tournament!
 He was passionate about watching and listening to
music and also had a talent for playing the guitar. Mike
loved people and always wanted to know where they were
from so he could find some common ground with which
to visit about. He was a family man that loved his kids and
adored his grandchildren. Mike was a good natured man
who was loved by many and will always be remembered
for his positive influence in other peoples’ lives.
 Mike was preceded in death by his parents, and brother,
Jack McElroy.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay McElroy of the
home; son, Kevin McElroy and wife Kim of Oklahoma
City; daughter, Kimberly Cook and husband Chris of
Flower Mound, TX; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Cook,
Kelsey Cook, and a brother, Bob McElroy. He is also
survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews as well as
many friends that will miss him dearly.
 In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mike
McElroy Memorial Scholarship, 222 W. Blakely, Rush
Springs, OK 73082. 
 Condolences may be made to www.
Charlene F. McDaniel ...
 Charlene McDaniel, 99, was called home by the Lord on
Friday, May 11, 2018. She was born January 22, 1919 in
Cooperton, OK to Charles and Opal (Jester) Doughty.
 In her younger years, she lived in the Caddo County area
but lived most of her life in Texas. She returned back to
Caddo County in the late 1990s. She owned and operated
her own retail store for many years. Charlene was a very
active lady. She was still mowing the church lawn in her
nineties. Her hobbies included sewing, making Christmas
decorations and fishing. She was a member of the Square
Top Baptist Church.
 Charlene is preceded in death by her children: Pauline,
Marie, Bridgette, Floyd Jr and an infant brother.
 Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Lillian Long
of Square Top along with numerous nieces, nephews and
 Funeral services were Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2:00
P.M. at the Square Top Baptist Church with Rev. Brian
Doughty officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Lane
Cemetery of Anadarko. Services were under the direction
of Smith Funeral Home.
 Condolences may be made at
Linda Kay Ruder-Marsh ...
 Services for Linda Kay Ruder-Marsh, 50, of Chickasha,
are pending with Brown-Thomas Funeral Home. Linda
was born to Ralph and Deborah Ann Ruder on Oct 13,
1967 in Burns Flat, OK. She passed away May 14, 2018 in
Oklahoma City.
 Condolences may be made at www.
Barbara Jean King ...
 Barbara King, 88, of Verden, was called home by the
Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Barbara was born March
11, 1937 in Wister, OK to Frances and Letha (King)
Clinton. She grew up in Stilwell, OK and was one of
sixteen children. She met and later married the love of her
life, Austin A. King on September 20, 1954 in Talequah,.
 Barbara enjoyed going to yard sales and antiquing,
especially glass. Barbara chose her lifelong profession
as being a homemaker and mother to her children. She
was always ready to lend a helping hand and help out in
any way she could. She was a member of the Full Gospel
Church in Chickasha.
 Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; husband,
Austin King, 12 brothers and sisters.
 Left to cherish her memory are her children: Micky
King and wife, Judy of Verden; Joyce Hood of Verden;
three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She
also is remembered by her three sisters: Betty Combs of
Stilwell, OK, Margie Conrad of Claremore, OK and June
Vanbuskirk of Owasso, OK; as well as numerous, nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
 Graveside services were Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00
P.M. at the Verden Cemetery. Sister Alice Wendling will
officiate. Funeral services are under the direction of the
Smith Funeral Home, of Anadarko, Oklahoma.
 Condolences may be made at
Lois Reyes ...
 Lois was born August 26, 1931 in Anadarko, to Esiquio
and Lucille Medrano. She grew up in Anadarko. She
retired after 22 years working for the Department of
Human Services and also serving as a translator for the
State of Oklahoma.
 She raised four children of her own and adopted two of
her granddaughters. An excellent seamstress, she enjoyed
sewing, making her sons’ shirts and her daughters’ dresses.
She began at a young age, making clothes and helping
keep the home while her younger siblings grew up. Also
an outstanding cook, her tortillas and other homemade
foods delighted all who sat at her table. Later in life, Lois
enjoyed making quilts for her family as a hobby.
 As she raised her family, she made homes in Colorado,
Oklahoma, Maryland, and at last returning to Oklahoma.
In Oklahoma, she lived in Carnegie, Gracemont, Anadarko,
and Weatherford. All who knew her loved her quick wit
and feisty attitude. Her sisters will always appreciate her
graciousness, acceptance, and the great value she placed on
 Lois was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints in July, 2015. She enjoyed the
fellowship of the congregation in Clinton, and attended
there as often as her health would permit.
 She is preceded in death by her son, Robert L Guerra;
her brothers, Joe and Jerry Medrano; and her great-
granddaughter, Jessica Shultz.
 Lois is survived by her sons Roger L. Guerra and
Richard L. Guerra of Oklahoma City; daughters Karen S.
Melton of Lexington; Lois Monica Quezada of Ohio; and
Angela R. Reyes of Lahoma. She also leaves behind 24
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren,; as well as her
brothers Bill, Zeke, Julias, Mike, Sammy, and Johnny; and
her sisters, Geneva, Frances, Phyllis, and Louise.
 Condolences may be made at
Clarence Lenard “Lefty” Maher, Jr. ...
 Clarence Lenard “Lefty” Maher, Jr., of
Chickasha, passed away at his home on Friday,
May 11, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born
February 14, 1930 in Chicago, Il to Clarence and
Mabel Maher.
 Lefty was a 1948 graduate of Woodruff High School.
He was captain of the track team and the All City Football
Team. Lefty served in the United States Army during
the Korean War. Lefty received his law degree from the
University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Sigma
Nu Fraternity at OU.
 He married Jane Sumner on June 11, 1955 in Rush
Springs, and to this union they had six children. Also in
1955 he began his career as an attorney with Walt Allen
and Sam Williams. During his career, Lefty served as
the County Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, County
Judge and the Associate District Judge. In 1980 he became
a Probate Attorney which he has practiced until recently.
Throughout his career he was a crusader for children and
human rights for which he started Lefty’s Lighthouse,
which was for adolescents in trouble. Lefty was a member
of the Holy Name Catholic Church of Chickasha.
 He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant
daughter, Patricia Josephine; a brother, Bill Maher; and an
infant sister and brother.
 Lefty is survived by his wife of 63 years, Olga Jane
Maher; his children, Tom Maher, Mary Cagniard, Michael
Maher, Jill Lyles and Steve Maher; nine grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren.
 Funeral Mass was 10:00 A.M.,Tuesday, May 15, at
Holy Name Catholic Church, under the direction of Sevier
Funeral Home.
 Condolences may be made at
Wanda Mae Sumrill Linam ...
Wanda Linam stepped inside the Eastern Gates and left
this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, May
17, 2018, at the age of 90.
 A funeral service was held at 10:30 p.m. Monday, May
21, 2018 in Marlow, at the First Baptist Church with Rev.
Joe Ligon officiating. Burial was in Marlow Cemetery
under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral
Home of Marlow.
 Wanda was born September 5, 1927, in Duncan, to
John Edwin “Ed J.” Sumrill and Ada Mae Beatrice Adkins
Sumrill. She lived her entire life in Stephens County and
was a 1945 graduate of Duncan High School. On April 3,
1944 in Waurika, she married her high school sweetheart
and captain of Duncan High School football team, T.J.
Linam. The couple spent the next 60 years together raising
their family until his passing. God blessed Wanda and
T.J. with four wonderful children; Tom, Dick, Harry, and
 Wanda lived a good Christian life and was saved,
baptized and a devoted member of the First Nazarene
Church for over 70 years. She was a loving wife, mother,
daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-
great-grandmother, aunt, and sister-in-law; she will be
greatly missed by all.
 She is survived by one daughter, Sonja Linam Glover
and her husband, David, of Marlow; her sister, Addie Jo
Sumrill Garrett of Marlow; and a daughter-in-law, Patricia
Ann Linam of Marlow.
 Wanda is also survived by, eight grandchildren; 26
great- grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and
nine nieces and nephews.
 Preceeding her in death, is her husband; three sons,
Thomas “Tom” Edwin Linam, Richard “Dick” Dwayne
Linam, Harry Dale Linam Sr.; her granddaughter Cindi
Jane Farmer; her parents; one brother, Richard Edwin
Sumrill; great-grandson, Christopher Blaney Linam; as
well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
 Condolences may be made to www.
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