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Lena Sisney
B: 1925-03-01
D: 2017-02-14
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Sisney, Lena
Diane Celarier
B: 1922-01-02
D: 2017-02-10
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Celarier, Diane
Ralph Brumfield
B: 1918-11-23
D: 2017-02-07
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Brumfield, Ralph
Louise Dodrill
B: 1928-04-13
D: 2017-02-18
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Dodrill, Louise
Phyllis Irwin
B: 1937-06-22
D: 2017-02-20
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Irwin, Phyllis
Cecil Henrick
B: 1933-02-06
D: 2017-02-21
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Henrick, Cecil
Alice Griggs
B: 1920-05-09
D: 2017-02-21
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Griggs, Alice
Herbert Kaiser
B: 1916-05-14
D: 2017-02-18
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Kaiser, Herbert
Garrell Moorman
B: 1940-09-16
D: 2017-02-15
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Moorman, Garrell
Barney Turnham
B: 1966-08-28
D: 2017-02-12
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Turnham, Barney
Mildred Hall
B: 1926-12-29
D: 2017-02-08
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Hall, Mildred
Darla Duncan
B: 1965-03-22
D: 2017-02-06
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Duncan, Darla
John Anderson
B: 1949-01-26
D: 2017-02-05
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Anderson, John
Eldon Hardy
B: 1933-11-08
D: 2017-02-04
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Hardy, Eldon
Rebecca Bigger
B: 1952-02-21
D: 2017-02-03
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Bigger, Rebecca
Hazel Sutton
B: 1928-04-14
D: 2017-02-03
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Sutton, Hazel
Timothy Reilley
B: 1948-12-25
D: 2017-02-03
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Reilley, Timothy
Faye McQuiston
B: 1928-01-23
D: 2017-01-29
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McQuiston, Faye
George Morgan
B: 1935-02-05
D: 2017-01-25
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Morgan, George
John Ritter
B: 1938-01-05
D: 2017-01-27
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Ritter, John
Robert Gilmore
B: 1925-08-18
D: 2017-01-02
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Gilmore, Robert

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What People are saying about Strode Funeral Home

These personal quotes are from families we have served over the years who have had some very kind things to say about Strode Funeral Home.  We know we are not perfect, but we always try our best to fulfill all our families wishes with the highest integrity. We appreciate all comments, the good and the bad, as they help us learn from our mistakes, and expand upon the good we can do for those we serve.

"Hayden Brumley was kind, compassionate and fully informed. He eagerly responded to special requests and treated all questions as worthy of a professional response. All staff members were cordial and accommodating - We could never have asked for better service...Hayden, LaDonna, Mike and Ron were exceptional in every aspect." - Nancy
 
"He was very considerate and kind. He listened and let me know the process of how things were usually handled. [Staff are] Very friendly, supportive and sympathetic. It's always been "comfortable". It really doesn't feel like a funeral home. Our ceremony was different. The staff allowed us and guided us through having a heartfelt service. I appreciate the staff's compassion for the family and friends." - Michelle
 
"Went beyond our expectations; very helpful...The questions, suggestions and guiding ideas of what needed done were very helpful." - Ruby
 
"I appreciate 24/7 availability. Super job in every way." - Laura
 
“Strode’s has done business with our family for 67 years, or that’s what I’ve been told!  I’m proud of that, and they are always concerned and very helpful during our difficult times.  It would be easy to take advantage; however, with their integrity and sincerity we don’t have to worry.  They are honest and trustworthy and almost part of my family!  Anyone who needs help could call on Strode Funeral Home.” - Cathy Meberg
 
“A trying time made less difficult by caring people.” - Mrs. Eva Belle Hines
 
“Mother was taken from Oklahoma to Kansas for graveside services.  I was free of concern during this time.  Mr. Bernhardt, Sr., did me an honor by traveling that long trip; he said he wouldn’t have done otherwise.  I was, and am, very grateful -- we even exchanged a warm embrace that truly warmed my heart. My mother was (and still is) the best part of my life.”
- Mrs. Lois Wedel
 
“Their thoughtful attitude was helpful.  This was a trying time, and their kindness was appreciated.” - Mrs. Lucy Daugherty
 
“Everything was great and they do a terrific job -- have known them for years so we expected better than average and we got it.” - Mr. Leon Linton
 
“We have used the services of Strode Funeral Home on several occasions over a period of many years.  I have always found their services provided with a great deal of professionalism and compassion.”  - Mr. Gene Riley
 
“The staff was excellent.  Our family appreciated all the extra services provided by them -- both at the time of the funeral and after the funeral.”  - Mrs. Edna Jungers
 
“Everyone was very friendly and compassionate.  They were willing to arrange anything we wanted without question.  They were prompt with the arrangements and went above and beyond with their service -- Great Job.” - Mrs. Linda Byrd
 
“My husband had known the Bernhardts for a number of years and thought highly of them.  I have been impressed by the counseling services for grief.  Although I have lost older members of my family, this is the first time I have had to plan the service and make the arrangements.” - Mrs. Myrtle Juhlin
 
“John Key was supportive and helpful during this unexpected venture into funeral planning.  He offered upgrades, but never pushed them.  He expedited the military honors for our WWII Marine mother.  The whole staff was helpful and friendly.  John experienced a loss of his favorite aunt during our planning.  He handed us off to Bill flawlessly upon his departure to be with his grieving family.  All-in-all, they made a difficult time easier allowing us the ability to say good-bye properly.” - Beth Tillman
 
“The loss of our son was unexpected and devastating.  By chance, Bernhardts’ Funeral Home was called and John Key answered the call.  He knew my son and walked us through every possible step of the way.  He was a Godsend to our hearts and handled the entire process in the most caring and professional way.  My son had a beautiful tribute to his life due to John’s helpfulness and understanding. He gave us ideas but didn’t push us in a way we didn’t want to go.  The rest of the staff was equally kind and professional.  We felt blessed to have called them first -- I cannot say enough about how wonderful they were and have continued to be.” - Mrs. Jacque Lochmiller
 
“I have recommended pre-planning and pre-financing to several people already.  There is security and peacefulness in all the pre-planning.  You’re confident you’re doing what your loved one wanted and agreed to.  It really made such a difficult time easier. The Bible given to us was a nice surprise -- and is being treasured by my son.  Thanks.” - Sandra Gallimore
 
“I really appreciated all the help with Buck’s funeral.  No one else could have known all about Buck’s accomplishments, but his good friends at Strode Funeral Home.  Thanks again.  I felt that I was among friends.” - Mrs. Fayra Dean McCray
 
“The services rendered before and after the funeral were excellent.  My whole family was pleased.” - Mr. Robert Ahring
 
“Strode Funeral Home has served my family since 1918.  Everything was much as I expected them to be.  Since I am a senior citizen, I have prepaid my expenses and have arrangements made.  Thank you.” - Mrs. J. C. Sewell
 
“The staff was excellent, very professional yet personable.” - Donald Johnson
 
“The owners and part of the staff have been family friends for many years.  Their service and response was absolutely flawless and I didn’t expect that it would be anything less than the best. I continue to have strong feelings of friendship and respect for the family owners of Strode.  They are a first class organization and have always served the needs of their community with the utmost professionalism.” - Mr. James Dobson
 
“Strode’s are as good as they come, the Best in Oklahoma”. - Mr. Carl Kinkade
 
“Strode Funeral Home, Inc. is a very, very nice funeral home. They make you feel so comfortable, when one is so very depressed.  I could never say enough about this funeral home.” - Mrs. Katherine Weir
 
“The Bernhardts’ have a sincere attitude during the whole process.  I was greatly impressed with the whole funeral process. I will highly recommend this firm!”  - Mr. Larry Collins
 
“On every occasion which we had to contact Strode we were treated with kindness, courtesy, and helpfulness.”
 - Anonymous
 
“Even their follow up was Super.” - Mr. Sam Aubrey
 
“Our family was very pleased with all funeral arrangements, especially the caring attitude of the staff and owners.”
- Mrs. Helen McWherter
 
“A most excellent, caring, and well-run business.” - Mrs. Mary Decker
 
“They (Strode’s) were very thoughtful, kind and helpful.  Absolutely no force on changing what I wanted, but had helpful suggestions.” - Mrs. Mildred Naff
 
“They were very caring and courteous at Strode Funeral Home -- Stillwater, OK.  They prepare the deceased better than anyone I’ve ever seen in all my 70+ years.” - Mrs. Wanda Friedemann
 
“We got all the information we needed, and they were not “pushy”.  We were very pleased with every aspect of our dealings with Strode Funeral Home.  They were able to help in ways we never expected.  Their recommendations were perfectly in line with what we were interested in doing, and they saw to all the details we were in no state to remember.  You should be proud to have them among your membership.” - Dr. Carla Aldrich
 
“Everything was conducted in a manner I and my family were very pleased and comfortable with.  And the follow up visit was very much appreciated. Also the letters and invitations to different meetings. When I told some friends and acquaintances about this they were surprised and pleased.” - Mrs. Kim Hinkle
 
“They showed us such compassion and love, during this trying time.  I don’t think we could find anything to complain about.”
  - Mrs. Anita Stewart
 
“Strode Funeral home not only provides a service needed, they do it with great compassion and delicate guidance.”
- Mrs. Johnna Hasenfratz
 

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