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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News November 23, 2022 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 Jim & Debbie Whitt Wade Williams Chris Talley Glen Kortemeier Daniel Ramirez Oakcrest Cremation Center Preplanning can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. www.whittfh.com Joe Carl Schwartz, Jr. ...  Joe Carl Schwartz, Jr. was born November 15, 1939, in Addington, Okla- homa, to Joe H. and Mar- ion Schwartz. He passed away November 20, 2022, in Duncan at the age of 83.  Funeral service will be held at New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, No- vember 26, at 10:00 a.m. and be offici- ated by Billy Morgan and Randy South- erland.  Joe graduated from Duncan High School in 1957. After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. He served in Okinawa, Japan and received several awards, including the sharpshooter award.  After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, Joe returned to Duncan and began working as a machinist for Halli- burton.  On June 7th, 1976, he married Gayle Newman in Duncan.  Later, he founded Schwartz’s Machine Shop, which became a successful business he operated until his retirement. Those who knew Joe, knew that his shop was not only just a place of business, but a place of ministry and refuge for a great number of pastors, family members, and friends. Over the years, countless people found rest and spiritual comfort at “the creek” under the tree or poking the fire for an “attitude.”  Joe’s interests included hunting, fishing, and shooting, but he particularly enjoyed studying the scripture and discussing the finer points of theology with his family and friends. He was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church and participated in countless mission trips and other ministry opportunities over the years.  Joe was preceded in death by his dad Joe, mother Marion, sister Freida Joyce Smithey, and niece Viola Sanders.  He is survived by his wife Gayle of Duncan; daughter and son-in- law Crystal and Dr. Billy Elkins of Owensboro, KY; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; Gayle’s sib- lings: Wynona and Dale Evans of Duncan, Karen Newman of Dun- can, Robert Newman of Oklahoma City, Richard and Mary Kay New- man of Duncan, and many nieces and nephews.  Joe has left behind many other family and friends he enjoyed spending time with (including his police friends), particularly his good friend Patrick Norton and nephew Mark Newman.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Gary D. Wilson ...  Gary D. Wilson, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born June 22, 1938, in West Baden, Indiana, to Alonzo and Violet (McDonald) Wilson. He completed his earthly journey and joined the heavenly ranks on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. He was 84.  Graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the Rock Creek Cemetery near Lawton with David McAllister officiating. Arrangements have been entrust- ed to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.  Gary was a 1956 graduate of Wallace High School in Indiana. He was inducted in the US Army on December 4, 1958, and served for 2 years when he was honorably discharged on December 3, 1960.   He married Sharon Shepard on February 22, 1964, in Glen Park, Indiana.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, and playing golf. Gary loved the Lord and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Gary is survived by his wife of 58 years Sharon; daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Scot Keenan of Comanche; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brother Larry Wilson of Spring, TX; and sister Joann Wilson of Spring, TX.   He was preceded in death by his parents; son Jeffrey Michael Wilson; brother Dave Wilson; and sister Carol Yurko.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Richard Conway Tucker ...  Richard Conway Tucker was born August 31, 1955, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to Louis Conway and Geneva Roxie (Duckworth) Tucker. He passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, in Wichita Falls, Texas at the age of 67.  Graveside services are planned for Wednesday, No- vember 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Hope Cemetery with Rev. Harold Metheny officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Stephens County Honor Guard. Arrangements have been en- trusted to Whitt Funeral Home-Duncan.  Richard joined the US Navy on June 5, 1973, and served on the USS Midway as an AMS3 until he was honorably discharged on March 3, 1976. He then transferred to the Naval Reserve in New Orleans, Louisiana. He helped take care of his parents until they passed.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sharon Davis and Regina Tucker.  Richard is survived by his sister, Connie Kincannon of Tuttle; 4 nephews; 2 nieces; and his cousin, Velda and husband Jim Green of Marlow.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . JR Webb ...  JR Webb was born April 11, 1936, in Cyril, Oklahoma to Connie Dwight and Annie (Earl) Webb. He passed peacefully Wednesday, November 16, 2022, in Duncan. He was 86.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Bethel Church with Pastor Ron Meador officiating. Burial followed at Fletcher Cemetery, 14429 North Drive, Fletcher, Oklahoma.  JR graduated from Ninnekah High School and received his Bach- elor of Science in Geology and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He was employed by Halliburton for 33 years. While in retirement, he served as an Adjunct Professor at OU.  He married the love of his life, Joyce Moss, on June 7, 1957, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. They were married for 65-½ years. Their family was completed with the births of their sons - Lonnie Gene, Shawn Ray, and Jackie Don.  JR was a great man of God who was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa. He enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, woodworking, spending time with friends, and attending his grandchildren’s ac- tivities.  JR is survived by his wife Joyce; sons: Lonnie Webb of Duncan, Shawn Webb and wife Tracy of Rush Springs, Jack Webb and wife Lisa of Fort Worth, TX; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Connie and Annie Webb, and siblings: Harold Lloyd Webb, Peggy Jo Webb, Lonnie Ray Webb, James Webb, Sandra Webb, and Barbara Lloyd.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Mary Francis Morrow ...  Mary Francis Morris Morrow, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born Oc- tober 2, 1949, in Hanford, California, to William Otto and Ruby Mae (Langdon) Morris. She passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the age of 73 in Oklahoma City.  A graveside service was held on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Morrow officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.  Mary graduated from Comanche High School. She was married to the love of her life, David Orr Morrow, and was a loving wife.   She was employed as a housekeeper for Duncan Regional Hospi- tal. She was an artist who loved crafts and crocheting. Very active in church, she taught the 8–9-year-olds at Faith Church, where she was a member. She was a very caring person who took care of all her family in their hour of need.  Preceded in death by her parents; husband of 31 years, David; and brother Eugene Hubert Morris.   Mary is survived by her brother Bill and wife Madeline Morris of Juneau, AK; half-brother Kenneth Morris; sister-in-law Donna Mor- ris; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.   Although she and David had no children of their own, Mary spread her love to many other children.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Gary Richard Gear ...  Gary Richard Gear, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born January 19, 1946, in Shawnee to George Harold and Edith Lavon (Bennett) Gear. He passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the age of 76.  A memorial service was held on Monday, November 21, 2022, in the parlor at New Hope Baptist Church West with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Whitt Fu- neral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.  Gary graduated from Shawnee High School in 1964, where he was a very gifted athlete. While in high school, Gary was a legendary pitcher and was drafted straight out of high school to the MLB. He eventually attended Oklahoma Baptist University.  He was employed in various sales positions over the years. Gary enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren, at the lake.  He married Debra Scifres on December 29, 2008, in Duncan.  Gary is preceded in death by his parents and stepdaughter Di- onne Watson.  He is survived by his wife, Debra; children: Jon Gear of Plano, TX, Jami and husband Brady Jones of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jenna Andrae of Plano, TX; 5 grandchildren; brother Rusty and wife Dianna Gear of Paden, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Nelda Louise Hines ...  Nelda Louise Hines was born on June 21,1963, to Nelda Jo and Leonard Martin. Later, Nelda was adopted by Billie Moore Rich- ardson and Earl Richardson where her birth- day was changed to June 26, 1963. She died on November 9, 2022, in St Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, at the age of 59.  Nelda attended Meridian High School.  She married Kirk Hines on October 11, 2008. Nelda had two daughters, Teresa Marshall and Tara Graham, two stepsons, Michael and Chris Hines.  Nelda is survived by her husband Kirk; children: Teresa, Tara, and Chris; 7 grandchildren; biological siblings: Rodney Martin, Da- vanna Tillman, Rondel Keith Martin, Kevin Martin-Meyers, Michael Martin, Tammy Groves, Debbie Repp, and Kristy Goswick; 25 neph- ews and nieces, and 17 great nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelda and Leonard Martin, as well as parents Billie and Earl Richardson; her brothers Randy Richardson and Tracy Mitchum and two nephews. Norman R. Root ...  Norman R. Root was born on March 12, 1954, in Corry, Pennsylvania, to Betty (Jew- ell) and Theodore Root. He was raised by his step-father Kenneth Jewell. He passed away from heart complications and multiple myeloma on November 6, 2022. He was 68.  A celebration of life was held on Novem- ber 19, 2022, at the Varsity Club, 570 N. Main, Oshkosh, WI, 54901.   He attended Corey High School. He mar- ried Cindy Jones on February 23, 2010, in Oshkosh,Wisconsin. He worked as an Elec- tronic Technician and later worked as a school bus driver for nine years until he retired.  Norman greatly enjoyed his cabin up north, he spent as much time as possible there, hunting, fishing with his children, camping, cribbage and spending time with family and friends. He was always willing to give a helping hand. Norman loved to shoot pool with his buddies at the Varsity Club. Most times if he wasn't up to his cabin, he could be found there shooting pool.  Norman is survived by his wife Cindy Root; mother Betty Jewell of Duncan, OK; sister Tammy Prince of Duncan, OK; daughter Ronya Dehn, of Oshkosh, WI; sons, Kenneth and Tiffany (Turner) Root of Oshkosh, WI and Glenn Root of Oshkosh; step-children, Tisha Leyh of Fond du Lac, Laura Leyh of Appleton, Vernon Oppermann of Oshkosh, WI; step-sisters, Gloria, Lynn, and Lori; 23 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, all of which deeply loved him.  He was preceded in death by his sister Sandy Bates; step-father, Kenneth Jewell, and brother Owen Jaggi. Phyllis A. Routon ...  Phyllis A. Routon was born on May 12, 1933, to parents Maude Allie and Verna C. Algrim of Montezuma Kansas. On Monday, No- vember 14, 2022, Phyllis Ann Routon, beloved Mother and Grand- mother, went home to be with her Lord. She was 89.  Memorial services will be Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Bible Methodist Church at 281356 E. 1780 Rd. Duncan, Oklahoma.   Life was full and busy, growing up on the western plains of Kan- sas. Phyllis met and married L. Kenneth Routon from Fowler Kan- sas in 1949. Kenneth and Phyllis started their growing family in that small Southwestern Kansas town. Rodney, Gary, and Denise were born as Kenneth worked for his dad, Carmine (Shorty) Rou- ton, husband of Carrie E. Routon, shared owner of Pioneer Motors. Phyllis started raising her children and looking after her family on those dusty streets of Fowler. This is just the first short chapter of what was to follow.  Kenneth, with many prayers from his mother, turned to Christ and felt the call to the Pastorate during those days. Kenneth and Phyllis packed up the family and moved to Haviland Kansas to pur- sue an education and a life dedicated to the Ministry. Phyllis pur- sued her love of music as Kenneth studied for the Ministry. There are several programs where Phyllis performed the lead with her beautiful Soprano voice. She was selected many years at Easter to sing ‘The Holy City’, one of her favorite’s. Kenneth completed his educational training for the ministry and Phyllis began the life long journey of supporting her Husband and family on what would end up totaling 6 different Friends Churches across Kansas, Okla- homa, and Iowa. Along the way, she gave birth to three additional children, Martin, Carrie, and Tracy.  True Grit, with an amazing sense of educated, loving, grace and style. Phyllis’s family duties included plucking chickens by hand, gathering eggs from the henhouse, growing gardens, picking sand- hill plums, and canning all her own fruits and vegetables, fresh from the trees and garden. The table was always full of home cooked produce and the house kept spic and span. On Sunday mornings, Phyllis dressed her children in smartly ironed and most often times, hand sewn garments that rivaled the best wear any shop could produce.  To date, Phyllis has 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and just recently, a new born great-great-grandchild! Her legacy of family is without question.  Phyllis not only extended immensurable grace and duty to her family, but to her community as well. In her spare time she also dedicated herself to such things as being a local Cub Scout Den Mother, actively supporting both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in which her children participated. Phyllis volunteered decades of service to local Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and opened her home to foster care for those in need. The list goes on and on. Personal hobbies include her masterful art of sewing. Her love of Hand Sewn Quilts spans generations. Many homes, including each of her grandchildren, has been the recipient of her beautiful, hand sewn, one of a kind quilts.  Along with each blessing, Phyllis has endured many hardships throughout her life. With each challenge and seemingly over- whelming grief, she continually turned to her personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for solace. The outcome of each blessing and heartache produced a soul polished by the hands of time. God’s grace is unending and His love does prevail. The day before Phyl- lis’s Heavenly departure, she was heard singing, “All I Need Is Jesus” at the end of her daily devotions. True Grit. True Polish. True Love. Cheryl Ann Braden ...  Cheryl Ann Braden, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, on August 24, 1951, to Vernon and Marilyn Langford. Cheryl, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, passed away in Duncan on November 12, 2022. She was 71.  There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center in Duncan.  Cheryl graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1969, took college classes, and work for several different companies, includ- ing Bank of America, Eskimo Pie Corp., and several Public Service agencies in addition to several other jobs during her lifetime. She retired from the City of Corona as Information Systems Manager in 2001.  Cheryl and Danny Braden were married in 2003, in Riverside, California, before settling in Duncan in 2008. She loved spending time with her family and they were very important to her.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Langford and Marilyn Beverly (Wade) Posey, and her deceased husband, Jerry Anderson.  Survivors include her husband, Danny Braden of the home; son, Rick and Trulayne Anderson of Surprise, AZ; two daughters: Tricia and Tony Hull of Oglesby, TX, and Deborah Anderson of Bixby, Okla- homa; two sisters: Karen and Ron Himes of Mena, AR, and Kathy Nee of Duncan; two stepsons: Jacob Braden of CA, and Billy Braden of TX; stepdaughter Kimberly and William Massengale of Missoula, MT; 6 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchil- dren.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Peggy Sue Hulsey ...  Peggy Sue Hulsey was born on October 26, 1933, the daughter of Hi Byrd and Gus Renfrow Byrd. She left this world on November 16, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. She was 89.  Funeral arrangements are private. Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb.com .   A fourth generation Marlowite, she was the granddaughter of Mac Byrd and Mary Ella Sparks Byrd and O.B. Renfrow and Bethany Tennessee Heath Renfrow.  She married the love of her life, Woody Hulsey on December 10, 1952. He predeceased her in 2000.  Peggy attended OSU and joined the staff of the Marlow Review where she was a reporter and an integral part of the operation of the newspaper. She left the Review to become the Marlow City Clerk and then joined the Halliburton Legal Department. She was elected to Outstanding Young Women in America in 1965. She was active in many civic organizations.  Peggy was well known as a gracious hostess and a kind woman.   She is survived by her daughter Kathy Hulsey of Marlow; son and daugher-in-law Benjamin and Eileen Hulsey of Washington DC and Rhode Island, 2 granddaughters; and 2 great-grandchildren. 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