Obituaries

Ruby Kuhlenschmidt
B: 1981-01-17
D: 2022-05-09
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Kuhlenschmidt, Ruby
Zella Beers
B: 2002-12-08
D: 2022-05-22
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Beers, Zella
Jacob Big Soldier
B: 1947-11-11
D: 2022-05-21
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Big Soldier, Jacob
Danial Shelton
B: 1965-03-09
D: 2022-05-12
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Shelton, Danial
Norman Durham
B: 1927-02-14
D: 2022-05-13
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Durham, Norman
Deborah Dunbar
B: 1957-10-17
D: 2022-05-10
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Dunbar, Deborah
James Breazile
B: 1934-12-31
D: 2022-05-05
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Breazile, James
Lavenia Hutchinson
B: 1937-11-27
D: 2022-05-01
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Hutchinson, Lavenia
Mary Pickney
B: 1941-12-22
D: 2022-04-30
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Pickney, Mary
Layne Kent
B: 1958-02-21
D: 2022-05-02
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Kent, Layne
Billie Lile
B: 1940-09-27
D: 2022-04-22
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Lile, Billie
Landon Aufleger
B: 1997-03-25
D: 2022-04-14
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Aufleger, Landon
Linda Yu
B: 1943-02-07
D: 2022-04-22
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Yu, Linda
Norma Knight
B: 1933-10-12
D: 2022-04-19
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Knight, Norma
Walter Allen
D: 2022-04-15
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Allen, Walter
Carol Lynn Allison-Rogers
B: 1945-05-17
D: 2022-04-08
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Allison-Rogers, Carol Lynn
Edith Friedle
B: 1924-03-28
D: 2022-04-12
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Friedle, Edith
William Jones
B: 1936-03-19
D: 2022-04-10
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Jones, William
Jane Temple
B: 1946-10-17
D: 2022-04-10
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Temple, Jane
Norma Toles
B: 1944-09-20
D: 2022-04-06
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Toles, Norma
Dale Ringwald
B: 1922-10-13
D: 2022-02-20
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Ringwald, Dale

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Zella Beers

December 08, 2002 - - May 22, 2022

Zella Rhiannon Beers, 19, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, passed away in her home on May 22, 2022. A celebration of her life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, OK. Zella was born December 8, 2002 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to parents David and Emily Beers and her two older siblings, Nicole and Zen. As a little girl, Zella was often a ...

Jacob Big Soldier Jr

November 11, 1947 - - May 21, 2022

Jacob Big Soldier, Jr. was the last surviving grandson of the hereditary Ioway Chief Frank Nawanahway (Two Hands) Kent. Jacob passed away on May 21, 2022 at the age of 74. His funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Iowa Community Hall south east of Perkins, Oklahoma, with Michael Deer officiating. Burial will be at the Kent Family Cemeter ...

Nicholas Chesley

September 15, 1980 - - May 16, 2022

Nicholas Jeremy Chesley was born September 15, 1980, in Grand Forks, ND and passed with his family by his side on May 16, 2022, in Stillwater, OK. Nick is survived by his parents, Dave and Jan Chesley, brothers David, Tony (Ryan) Chesley, and Kate (Jarod) Pollard. Nieces Taylor, Maddison and Kinsley Chesley and Jolee Pollard. Nephews Tristen and Blake Chesley, and soon to arriv ...

Norman Durham

February 14, 1927 - - May 13, 2022

Dr. Norman Nevill Durham was born on February 14, 1927, in Ranger, Texas, to Harold and Bernice (Griffith) Durham. He died peacefully Friday, May 13, 2022 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Interment will be at Marena cemetery. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Norman grew up ...

Danial Shelton

March 09, 1965 - - May 12, 2022

Danial Leon Shelton, 57, died on May 12, 2022 at his Stillwater, OK home. His memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Boomer Lake. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation has been entrusted with his care. Danial was born March 9, 1965 to Melvin Shelton and Dolores Smith in Enid, OK. The family relocated to Stillwater where he attended school and on Ap ...

Willa Pickering

December 26, 1941 - - May 11, 2022

Willa Earline Pickering, 80, passed away in Issaquah, Washington on May 11, 2022. Interment will take place at the Ingalls Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangements. Willa was born to Earl and Martha Pickering in Stillwater on December 26, 1941. They lived in Ingalls on the homestead where her grandparents, Dr. J. H. Pickering and Charlotte Picke ...

Deborah Dunbar

October 17, 1957 - - May 10, 2022

Deborah “Debbie” Lynn (Haley) Dunbar left us all too soon on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, in Batesville Arkansas. Her sudden and unexpected passing has stolen one of the most loving, caring and talented souls we will ever know. A family visitation will be Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow Monday, May 16, 2022 at the ...

Otis Hammack

October 17, 1947 - - February 24, 2022

Otis Marion Hammack, 74, of Coyle, Oklahoma, died on February 24, 2022, at Stillwater Medical Center, surrounded by family. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Coyle Cemetery, in Coyle, Oklahoma under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Otis was born to Jr and Phyllis Hammack on October 17, 1947, in Muskogee, OK. He attended John Marsh ...

Barbara Newport

July 13, 1948 - - February 21, 2022

Barbara Joyce Newport, age 73, of Stillwater went to her new home in heaven early Monday morning, February 21, 2022, at Linwood Village, Cushing. Funeral Services for Ms. Newport will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Tim­ E. Walker of Stillwater First Baptist Church officiating. Casket bearers will be members of the St ...

Dale Ringwald

October 13, 1922 - - February 20, 2022

Dale Lamoine Ringwald died at 3:50 pm on February 20, 2022, in Temple, Texas, at the age of 99. He had been living in the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, where he was honored with a flag and final salute. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Oklahoma followed by a graveside service ...

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