Obituaries

Ruby Murray
B: 1949-04-17
D: 2020-07-09
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Murray, Ruby
Cecil Dodrill
B: 1933-06-14
D: 2020-07-11
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Dodrill, Cecil
Alton McCune
B: 1927-06-11
D: 2020-07-05
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McCune, Alton
Artie Smith
B: 1935-02-07
D: 2020-07-09
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Smith, Artie
Craig Bell
B: 1958-04-08
D: 2020-07-04
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Bell, Craig
Genevieve Smith
B: 1942-08-09
D: 2020-07-01
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Smith, Genevieve
John Beckman
B: 1944-06-30
D: 2020-07-01
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Beckman, John
Betty Hart
B: 1928-03-02
D: 2020-06-23
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Hart, Betty
Mike Clemons
B: 1964-04-22
D: 2020-06-14
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Clemons, Mike
Danny Middlebrook
B: 1942-10-11
D: 2020-06-24
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Middlebrook, Danny
Belinda Ives
B: 1960-01-11
D: 2020-06-18
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Ives, Belinda
Grace Cather
B: 1937-02-01
D: 2020-06-17
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Cather, Grace
George Hedrick
B: 1943-04-22
D: 2020-04-15
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Hedrick, George
Norma Rhoads
B: 1929-11-11
D: 2020-06-09
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Rhoads, Norma
Geneva Coffman
B: 1937-04-23
D: 2020-06-06
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Coffman, Geneva
Gladys Gant
B: 1918-09-19
D: 2020-06-05
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Gant, Gladys
Betty Raunikar
B: 1935-04-15
D: 2020-06-04
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Raunikar, Betty
Marie Holford
B: 1928-06-30
D: 2020-05-30
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Holford, Marie
James Vencill
B: 1938-03-09
D: 2020-05-25
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Vencill, James
Crystal Venegas
B: 1961-08-17
D: 2020-05-27
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Venegas, Crystal
James Bird
B: 1945-01-25
D: 2020-05-19
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Bird, James

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Cecil Dodrill

June 14, 1933 - - July 11, 2020

Cecil Dean Dodrill was born on June 14, 1933 near Perkins, Oklahoma to Dewey James and Nora Ruth (Johnson) Dodrill. He died on July 11, 2020 in the house he built with his own hands. He was in the United States Army during the Korean war and retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1993 after having served his country for forty years. He enjoyed raising cattle, restoring old trac ...

Artie Smith Sr

February 07, 1935 - - July 09, 2020

Artie Smith Sr., the last remaining child of Virgil and Regina Smith, was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on February 7, 1935. He passed from this life on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Graveside funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Perkins, Oklahoma under the direction of Strode Funeral Home and Cremation Service. He is survived ...

Ruby Murray

April 17, 1949 - - July 09, 2020

Ruby Jewel Murray, 71, died July 9, 2020. There are no services planned at this time. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangements. On April 17, 1949, a gift of a baby girl was born to Clara Mae (Morton) Bomesberger, mother and Marion Charles Bomesberger, father, in Oklahoma, City. A little Cherokee baby girl, light hair, dark eyes, they named her, Ruby Jewe ...

Alton McCune

June 11, 1927 - - July 05, 2020

Alton Lisle McCune left the world a much better place than what he found it when he entered his eternal resting place on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at the age of 93 years. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Boise City on Monday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m. with interment at the Boise City Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangeme ...

Craig Bell

April 08, 1958 - - July 04, 2020

Craig LaFrancis Bell, son of Obra and Beulah Bell, was born in Dover Oklahoma on April 8, 1958. His graveside service will begin 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Evans and Burns Cemetery in Dover, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He enjoyed visiting with his brothers, having ice cream, visiting with family and friends at gatherings, and his spec ...

Genevieve Smith

August 09, 1942 - - July 01, 2020

Genevieve Lynn Smith, cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, age 77, of Perry, Oklahoma left us on July 1, 2020. At her passing she was surrounded by her loving family, and those unable to be with her were present in spirit. Graveside funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2020 at Grace Hill Cemetery, 500 Memorial Drive, Perry, OK 73077. Strod ...

John Beckman

June 30, 1944 - - July 01, 2020

John “Jack” Anthony Beckman, 76, of Stillwater, OK, passed away Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the Lakeview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Eufaula, OK. His Rosary service will begin 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His Funeral Mass begins 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church ...

David Helton

March 08, 1937 - - July 01, 2020

David Lee Nephi Helton, 83, of Stillwater, OK, passed away on July 1, 2020 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. A celebration of his life will be held at the Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center, TX. David was born in Joplin, Missouri to Abraham Clyde Helton and Clara Belle Matson on March 8, 1937. He was the last of five children. David met his eternal sweetheart Donnith ...

Gordon Johnson

January 09, 1940 - - June 22, 2020

Gordon V. Johnson, 80, of Stillwater, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 21 at his home. There will be a private family memorial service. A video with service and additional tribute, will be available at a later date on the Strode Funeral Home website and the Salem Lutheran Church YouTube channel. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Gordon was born ...

William DiLorenzo

May 03, 1952 - - June 21, 2020

William Anthony DiLorenzo, born May 3, 1952, passed peacefully at his home with his family on June 21, 2020. Due to COVID spikes in the area, the family will hold a small, private memorial at their home in Stillwater, OK to honor William. In May of 2021, the family will hold a large memorial in remembrance of William. Invitations and details for the 2021 memorial will be sent ...

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