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Washita Valley Weekly  
Page 3
February 20, 2019
We Believe in Oklahoma
Death Notices
Complete Obituaries and Memorials
with pictures (when provided) are
posted on our on-line publication.
Donnie Lynn Funk ...
 Funeral service for Donnie Lynn Funk, age 56, of Rush Springs,
were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019, at the
Southern Baptist Church of Rush Springs, with Reverend Paul
Phipps officiating. Interment followed in the Westview Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel
of Rush Springs.
 Donnie was born October 7, 1962 in Kingwood West, VA,
to Harry and Jean (Weyrick) Funk. He, passed away Tuesday,
February 12, 2019 in Oklahoma City.
 He lived in the Rush Springs area all of his life and graduated
with the Class of 1980 from Rush Springs High School. Donnie
married his loving wife, Cynthia Turner on April 10, 2015 in Rush
Springs. They were married for three short but wonderful years
before his passing. Donnie was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed
going camping, fishing, and deer hunting. He was a farmer that
enjoyed driving his tractor. Donnie was a family man that enjoyed
spending as much time as possible with his family. He was a
member of the Southern Baptist Church in Rush Springs.
 Donnie was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Allen Funk, and
his grandparents.
 Survivors include his wife, Cindy Funk of the home; two sons,
Michael Funk and wife Jessica of Marlow, Jaxon Black of Rush
Springs; two daughters, Amber Raney and husband Raymond
of Daisey, Shelby Britton and husband Nick of Rush Springs; 13
grandchildren, Madison, Whyatt, Preston, Peyton, Aiden, Korbyn,
Alexis, Christian, Emily, Johnathon, Colton, Hayden, and Brynlee.
He is also survived by three sisters, Becky Childress and husband
Doug of Rush Springs, Jennie Woods and husband James of Broken
Bow, Jennifer Collier and husband Keith of Rush Springs, as well
as numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of good friends.
 Condolences may be made at
Oral Gregory Richardson ...
 Memorial service for Oral Gregory Richardson, 64, of Anadarko,
was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Ray
and Martha’s Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements were entrusted
to Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home of Anadarko.
 Oral Gregory Richardson was born on February 4, 1955, to Oral
Luther and Nova Deane (Sturdivant) Richardson in Lawton. He
passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Anadarko.
 He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law
and father-in-law Edith and Harold Hutzel. Also preceding him in
death was his niece Holly Kuykendall.
 He is survived by his wife Sandra of Anadarko; two daughters
Jessica Perry and Bernard of New Orleans, LA, and April Williams
and husband Robert of Anadarko; his grandchildren McKenzie
Richardson of Anadarko, Kori, Kamri, and Kenli Williams of
Anadarko, and Kaylee Perry of New Orleans, LA. He is also
remembered by his brothers Bobby Richardson of Anadarko, and
David Richardson of Chickasha, as well as his sister, Johnnie
Lou Kuykendall and husband Scooter of Lawton; sister-in-law
Randi Wright and husband Walter of Hot Springs, AR; uncle Gene
Sturdivant of Walters; nieces Jennifer Meason and husband Clint
of Walters, and Amanda Richardson of Anadarko; nephews Eddie
and Matthew Tselee of Anadarko.
 Condolences may be made at
Geraldine Ann Kaler ...
 Geraldine "Jeri" Ann Kaler, age 77, of Marlow, passed away
Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Marlow.
 Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February
15, 2019, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow, with
Reverend Rocky Keck officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlow
Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-
Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Visitation
will be held at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow on
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 Jeri was born November 13, 1941 in Chickasha to Lester
Lee and Rita Lee (Plowman) Roberts. She lived in the Marlow
and Duncan area all of her life. She continued her education
at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University
were she earned her Associate’s degree. She and John Reynolds
were married in Duncan. Later, she married Ben Kaler at Lake
Humphrey. Jeri worked for the Stephens County Youth Services as
a child care worker for over 25 years. She was an avid gardener
who enjoyed planting flowers and gardening. She enjoyed sewing
and riding around on the lawn mower with her great-grandson
Remi. She enjoyed fishing and camping. Jeri was an advocate for
shelter animals and abused children. She donated to the Boys
Ranch, Saint Jude's, and Chickasha Animal Shelter. She loved
spending time with her family, who were her entire world.
 Along with her two husbands, Jeri was preceded in death by
her parents and a sister, Monte Joyce McCabe.
 Survivors include her two sons, Johnnie Dale Reynolds and
wife Janice of Velma, Randy Wolf and wife Linda of Chickasha;
daughter, Tonya Ann Graham and husband Jess of Marlow; eight
grandchildren, Jana Marie, Chris Hinsley, Joe Dale Graham,
Jalena Dale Stewart, Blake Graham and wife Ami, Layce Kepp
and husband Joseph, William Church, John Wolf; three great-
grandchildren, Landry Hinsley, Blaine Hinsley, Remington Graham,
a brother, Ronnie Roberts and wife Pat of Marlow. She was also
survived by numerous other children that she considered her
own, nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends and a
loving friend, Scott Root.
 Condolences may be made at
Hazel Ann Bentley ...
 Services for Hazel Ann Bentley, age 80, are pending with Smith
Funeral Home of Anadarko.
 Hazel Ann Bentley was born on April 7, 1938 and passed away
Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
 Condolences may be made at
Ricky Frank Osborn ...
 Funeral service for Ricky Frank Osborn, 66, of Chickasha,
were held at First Baptist Church of Chickasha, at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Interment followed in the
Fairlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of
Sevier Funeral Home of Chickasha.
 Ricky Frank Osborn as born October 25, 1952 in Chickasha to
Glen and Wanna Fae (Robertson) Osborn. He passed away on
Friday, February 8, 2019, in Chickasha.
 Rick graduated from Pocasset High School and earned his
Bachelor’s from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He
lived in Oklahoma City for several years working for Kerr-McGee.
 He and Donna Lowery were married on June 20, 1981, and in
1983 they moved back to Grady County. He farmed and worked
for the Grady County Assessor’s office and later he worked for the
Chickasha Public Schools.
 Rick was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church.
 He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jonathan
 Rick is survived by his wife, Donna; children: Joseph Osborn,
Jilene Blasingame and her husband, Evan; and Jennifer Johnson
and her husband, Jake; five grandchildren: Baylee Osborn, Aubree
Osborn, Lane Osborn, Aiden Blasingame and Easton Blasingame.
He is also remembered by his brother, Bob Osborn and his wife,
Tresa; and his sisters: Donna McDaniel and Glenda Richardson and
her husband, Steve.
 Condolences may be made at
Timothy Wayne Cook ...
 Timothy Wayne Cook was born on June 6, 1965, in Anadarko, to
Bobby and Mitzi Cook. He passed away peacefully at his home in
Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. A private memorial
service will be held at a later date.
 Tim grew up in Chickasha and attended Chickasha schools. He
was a member of Cub Scout Pack 306 and played Mighty Mite
football on the Cowboys team. He also played Little League
baseball on the Dodgers and Stephens Oil teams from 1973-1976.
He was selected a member of the All-Star team when they won
the state championship in 1976. Tim was also an avid golfer
like his dad. He played on the Chickasha High School team and
placed 2nd for the Chicks in the state tournament when he was a
junior and placed 3rd in championship flight in the Washita Valley
Tournament in 1984.
 Tim graduated from Chickasha High School in 1983 and from
Oklahoma State University in 1988. He and Stacy Ross were
married May 10, 2010 in Key West FL. In April 2018, Tim was
appointed as President for the North and Central American,
Caribbean and Mexico business of Sato America.
 Tim was preceded in death by grandparents Maurice and
Maydell Cook of Chickasha and James and Opal Costello of Binger. 
 He is survived by his wife Stacy of the home; his parents Bobby
and Mitzi Cook of Chickasha; brother and sister-in-law Thome and
Deanne Cook of Norman; niece and husband Ashley and Kenny
Keeton of Verden; niece Morgan Cook of Dallas Texas; niece
Sydney Cook of Edmond; great-nephews Karter and Channing
Keeton of Verden; uncles Dale Cook and wife Kaye of Norman,
Roy Cook of Chickasha, Johnny Cook of Oklahoma City, Joe Cook
and wife LaVeta of Ninnekah, Gary Cook of Bray; and aunt Nancy
Reding and husband Jerry of Chickasha; as well as many, many
friends all over the world and his beloved pets Ivan and Baxter.
KimArchilta ...
 Funeral service for Kim Archilta, age 61, of Anadarko, was
held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 18, 2019, at the Squaretop
Baptist Church, in Anadarko. Interment followed in the Memory
Lane Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ray and
Martha’s Funeral Home of Anadarko.
 Kim Elizabeth Masters-Moran was born on October 19, 1957 to
Sam and Dorothy Masters in Wichita Falls, TX. She passed away on
Monday, February 11, 2019, in Anadarko.
 Kim was a well-known and a proud 1975 state champion
barrel racer and a graduate of the class of 1975 from Anadarko
High School. She went on to open her own western boot store
in Anadarko, and soon after joined her mother at their family-
owned bail bondsman business in Anadarko. She also managed a
few local restaurants and assisted her elders with daily activities
along with being a dependable volunteer at the Grace Christian
Fellowship Church. She was currently employed with Williamsons
Enterprises. She was an active member of Squaretop Baptist
Church and was always wanting to help people.
 Anybody that knew Kim knew what a wonderful and positive
impact she had on everyone’s life and that she was always
smiling, always happy, singing a tune and had nothing but love
for everyone. You could always depend on Kim to have a upbeat
positive attitude, a smile and ready to take on the day. She was
the ultimate example of what good intention and unconditional
love truly meant. She enjoyed the outdoors and nature, horses
and planting her flowers. Kim was very creative and authentic
with everything she did. She cherished every opportunity and
moment with her grandchildren and had unconditional love for
her family.
 Kim was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeff and Timmy
Masters and her parents. 
 She is survived by her children: Rocky Moran and fiance Amber
of Choctaw, Sami Moran of Anadarko, Steven L. Moran, Jr. of
Anadarko; grandchildren: Miya Wright, Aubrey Wright, Jeremy Jr.
Wright, Jorian Moran, Mason Moran and Everlei Moran. She is also
remembered by her sister Debbie DeJong of Farmington, Utah.
 Condolences may be made at
Ronnie James Byfield ...
 Funeral services for Ronnie James Byfield, 43, formerly of
Chickasha, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February
20, 2019, in the Full Gospel Church with Sister Alice Wendling
officiating. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. Services are
under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
 Ronnie James Byfield was born on October 23, 1975 in
Chickasha, the son of Ronnie Byfield and Gena Maria Brougham.
He passed away, Thursday, February 14, 2019, in Lexington, OK.
 Ronnie grew up and attended schools in Chickasha and in 1996,
he married Machelle Austin and to this union his daughters were
 He worked in the oilfield and liked the outdoors, fishing, and
riding 4-wheelers. He loved playing the guitar and was good at it.
Ronnie loved spending time with his family.
 He was preceded in death by his mother Gena; his grandmother
Virginia Hoosier; and his paternal grandparents Thelma Dean
Byfield and Allen Lee Byfield.
 Survivors include his daughters Kylee Byfield and Katlyn Byfield
of Chickasha; son Dawson Byfield of Missouri; father Ronnie
Byfield of Duncan; brother and sister-in-law Adam and Kathy
Brougham of Oklahoma City; sister Cacey Brougham of Pauls
Valley; brother Bobby Blevins of Meeker; grandchildren Kayonna
Byfield and Major Byfield; several nieces and nephews and other
extended family and friends.
 Condolences may be made at
Washita Valley Weekly’s Weird and
Wacky Holidays for this Week!
 In addition to the well-known holidays we
typically observe such as Washington’s birthday, etc.,
several odd holidays have sprung up over the past
few years. Many are comical and we have listed some
to help you celebrate and to spread their popularity.
 Wednesday, February
20 is National Hoodie
Hoo Day and National
Love Your Pet Day!
Friday, February 22 is
National Margarita Day.
 National Hoodie Hoo
Day was established in
the late ‘80s by Thomas
Roy, a researcher for a morning show on central
Pennsylvania’s WIOV-FM. Hoodie Hoo Day is
designed to help people overcome winter-time blues
and prepare them for spring. To celebrate, at noon
on February 20, one must put their hands above their
head and yell “Hoodie Hoo” for all the world to hear.
(Explanation may be needed afterward, but it has
caught on in other parts of the country.)
 Wednesday, February 20 is also set aside as
National Love Your Pet Day. It is an unofficial
holiday that seems fairly self explanatory. Simply
spend quality time with your pets and show them the
love and affection they deserve. Give your pet a little
attention. Buy them a new toy or favorite treat. After
all, they may be just a small part of your life, but you
are their entire world.
 Friday, February 22 is
National Margarita Day!
It’s origins are debateable;
one story says Carlos
Herrera, a restaurant
owner developed it in
1938. Others claim that
a bartender named Don
Carlos Orozco came up
with the concoction in
1941 and named it after
the daughter of German
ambassador. Yes, you may celebrate with a virgin
margarita too! Salud!
Bushwood welcomes musicians T.A.
Brauer and First Look and Ryan Dorman
 T.A. Brauer and First Look Music and Ryan
Dorman will be performing live at the Bushwood
Golf and Country Club Ballroom, 2900 S. 16th
Street, in Chickasha on Sat., Feb. 23, from 6:30 p.m.
to 11:30 p.m. This is the first musical event in the
renovated Ballroom. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
 Creek Bottom Burgers food truck will be set up by
the patio. Alcohol and other beverages will also be
available for purchase.
 Members of the club are admitted without charge,
for others there will be a $10 cover charge.
 For more details, call Bushwood Golf and Country
Club at (405) 224-1250.
FNBT gives a contribution for CASA
volunteer training in May
 To assist the training volunteers in May, First National
Bank Manager Beverly White (far right) and Assistant
Compliance/CRA Officer Hether Guinn presented a $2,000
donation to CASA’s representative Donna Sampler on
February 4.
 “Thank you for this contribution; this will really help
these volunteered individuals going to training in May,”
Stamper said.
 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Voices for
Children is a local non-profit organization funded entirely
by grants and donations. Gifts are tax deductible and
volunteers serve children who are in DHS care in Grady
 The volunteers attending this training represent the eyes
and ears of the court system, and the voices of abused and
neglected kids in Grady County. Currently only two-thirds
of the kids in Grady County can be served by CASA; more
volunteers are needed.
Did You Know...
•Oklahoma City records an aver-
age of 9.5 inches of snow, ice and
sleet in a year.
1,2 4,5,6,7,8
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