Linda Denise Gillespie, resident of Owasso, passed away Wednesday,
February 13, 2013 at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa. She was 40 years
old. Denise was born December 21, 1972 in Tulsa to David Ray and Linda
Gay (Simmons) Gillespie. She was raised and received her education in
Sand Springs, graduating Charles Page High School in 1991. While in
high school, Denise played both basketball and softball. Denise had
worked as a clerk in the banking industry as health would allow. She
enjoyed collecting fairy figurines, scrapbooking, playing the piano,
reading and listening to music.|
Denise is survived by her mother – Linda Gay Gillespie of the home; a son Chandler Watson of Owasso; one brother and life partner David Ray Gillespie, Jr and Jovon Andrews and their daughter Hailey. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Denise was preceded in death by her father in November of 2011.
Funeral services for Denise will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 15, 2013 in the Chapel of Mowery Funeral Service with Father Chris Waters of the Anglican Church of Saint Paul officiating. Entombment will follow in the Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4pm – 8pm on Thursday, February 14th at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials in Denise’s memory may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 6600 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1310, Tulsa, OK 74136 or to LifeShare of Oklahoma, 2221 East Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74105. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Friday, February 15, 2013
Estella Washington was born August 29, 1928, in Geary, Oklahoma, to
Walter “Jack” and Agnes Estella (Hilton) Fox. She died Saturday,
February 09, 2013, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 84 years. Elaine
was reared and educated in Geary, Oklahoma, and graduated with the Geary
High School Class of 1947. She was married August 3, 1947, in Geary,
to Raymond Washington. Elaine was an avid and wonderful seamstress and
could create any design or fashion. She learned how to upholster
furniture and had her own business for several years. Elaine worked for
over 35 years at Dillard’s, beginning there when it was Brown Dunkin.
Elaine was a longtime faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in
Catoosa where she loved her church and friends there. She also enjoyed
canning the harvests from the garden. |
Loving family members include:
Son and daughter-in-law;
Stan and Sheila Washington, of West Chester, Pennsylvania
Two daughters and sons-in-law;
Dolores and Charlie Morton, of Owasso, Oklahoma
Yvonne and Terry Baker, of Wichita Falls, Texas
Two great grandchildren
Two brothers and sisters-in-law;
Olin and Gail Fox, of Everett, Washington
Paul and Shirley Fox, of Lodi, Missouri
Dorothy Jones, of Gig Harbor, Washington
Phyllis Adams, of Wilburton, Oklahoma
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Debbie Hager, and two brothers, Walter Fox, and Melvin Fox.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, February 11, 2013 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. – Tuesday, February 12th at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Catoosa with Pastor Ernie Gill officiating. Committal services and interment will be at Memorial park Cemetery in Tulsa, OK. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6465 South Yale, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74136. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Weston Ary was born April 5, 1941, at Featherston, Oklahoma, to William
Pinkney and Lois Marie Gray Ary. He died Thursday, February 7, 2013,
in Bixby, Oklahoma, at the age of 71 years. Joe was a longtime service
member of the National Guard. He spent most of his working life as a
security officer, primarily with Green Country Auto. He enjoyed a
variety of pastimes, but particularly enjoyed gardening.|
Loving family members include:
Daughter and son-in-law;
Melinda and Harry Troyer, of Claremore, Oklahoma
Jennifer McClellen and her husband Brent
Vivian Pofahl, of Haskell, Oklahoma
Wanda Keaton, of Bixby
Brother; Bob Ary and his wife Terry, of Owasso, Oklahoma
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John Ary.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Monday, February 11, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Bixby, Oklahoma, with Pastor Monte Moran officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be, Dwight Miller, Nathan Park, Logan Dallis, D J Fultz, Ed Tatman, and Brad Mowery. Committal services and interment will follow at Haskell Cemetery in Haskell, Oklahoma. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Donna Michelle “Micki” Sharp-Egbert, resident of Owasso, passed
away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at her home. She was 47 years of age.
Donna was born August 12, 1965 at Grand Forks, North Dakota to Ret.
Sgt. Larry R. and Leta Lou (Geer) Sharp. She was raised in Tulsa,
graduating from Bishop Kelley High School. Donna then attended Tulsa
Junior College, now known as Tulsa Community College. On June 7, 1986,
she and Curtis Todd Egbert were united in marriage. To this union, two
sons were born. Although primarily a homemaker, Donna was proud of the
fact that she worked as a drug dog handler for a non-profit company.
She and Todd were members of Church on the Move until health issues
forced her to be mostly at home. Donna enjoyed many hobbies over the
years including needlepoint and quilt making. Donna was an avid reader
and an aspiring writer. She wrote short stories, poems, and novels, and
even had one of her stories published. She was an animal lover,
especially her dogs.|
Donna is survived by her husband Todd – of the home; sons – Alex Egbert and wife Jennifer and their daughter Everlee, all of Oklahoma City and Zack Egbert of the home. Also surviving are her father Ret. Tulsa Police Sgt. Larry R. Sharp and wife Charlotte of Coweta and three sisters – Jessica, Rachel and Allyson all of Coweta. She was preceded in death by her mother Leta and infant brother Erik.
Private family services for Donna were held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa. She was laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Flora Jean (Lau) Snider, 82, passed away Monday, February 04, 2013
at her home near Owasso. She was born March 10, 1930 near Bessie, OK to
Mike and Myrtle (Grimma) Lau. Flora Jean grew up near Bessie, and
graduated from Cordell High School, Cordell, OK in 1952. After high
school, she began work for Oklahoma National Bank as a bookkeeper and
teller for four years. In 1956, she and Cecil Snider were united in
marriage at Clinton, OK. They were happily married for 56 years. She
was a member of the First Christian Church, Owasso, and enjoyed spending
time at her sewing/embroidery machine and was an accomplished
seamstress. Flora also enjoyed being associated with Newmar Kountry
Klub, an RV group, with whom she and Cecil were very active, using this
as a field of ministry for their Lord.|
She is survived by her husband – Cecil of the home; three sons: Mickey, of the home; Terrel and life partner Sue Ball of Stillwater, OK and Gregg of San Antonio, Texas; a brother Dale Lau and wife Bobbie of Yukon, OK; three grandchildren – Kara Statum and husband Shane of Owasso, Kyle Snider and wife Jennifer of Vera, OK and Eric Snider of Skiatook. Also surviving are five great grandchildren Hunter, Connor and Skyler Statum of Owasso, Ellie Goldston of Bixby and Kylea Snider of Vera; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives. Flora Jean was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Leo Lau.
The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 5pm – 8pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Mowery Funeral Service. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church, Owasso with Pastors Ben Killion and Charlie Curran officiating. There will be no graveside services, but she will be laid to rest at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery, Owasso.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 10100 N. Garnett, Owasso, OK 74055. Condolences may be left on the Mowery Funeral Service website at www.moweryfs.com Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Elta Ann Love, resident of Owasso, passed away Monday evening,
February 4, 2013, four days past her 93rd birthday. She was born
January 31, 1920 at Iola, Kansas to Herman and Martha (Norden) Huner.
Elta was raised and received her education in both Garden City and
Deerfield, Kansas. She was a graduate of Deerfield high school. On
November 19, 1939, Elta and George L. Love were united in marriage at
Deerfield. They made their home in Camden, Missouri until moving to
Kansas City, MO where she worked in the cutting room of a garment
industry. She retired in 1982. Owasso has been home since July of 2011.
Elta was raised in the Lutheran faith and enjoyed collecting cat
Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are her children – Marylyn Rockhold of Owasso, Martha Bronson of Owasso and Dennis Love of Tulsa. Also surviving are one sister Maxine Campbell of Longview, Texas; eleven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in February of 1975, a brother Martin Huner and one sister Val Dunsworth.
Graveside services were held 11:00 AM Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Cravens Cemetery, Camden, Missouri under the direction of the Polley Funeral Home of Richmond, MO. Local arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso, OK. www.moweryfs.com
Sam Overstreet, Sr., resident of Owasso, passed away Saturday, February
2, 2013 at his home. He was 91 years of age. Kyle was born March 19,
1921 at Nona, Texas to Arthur and Viva (Youngblood) Overstreet. He was
raised and received his education at Kountze, Texas. Kyle worked in the
shipyards at Beaumont, Texas for several years, later receiving
training in construction engineering, eventually working for Zurn
Industries as Construction Superintendent, retiring in 1989. He was a
member of the Apostolic Worship Center in Catoosa and the International
Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union, Local 587. He enjoyed working in his
yard and fishing. Children were a great joy to him, especially his
grand and great grandchildren. |
Those that survive and hold cherished memories are his: Wife - Betty of the home; Children - Brenda Tomnitz and husband Tom of Verdigris, OK, Kyle Overstreet, Jr and wife Gemma of Owasso, Paul Overstreet of Bristow, OK and Allysa Overstreet of the home. Also surviving are grandchildren Adam, Kara, Kaitlin, Andrew, Alyssa and Ashley Overstreet; great grandchildren Asia and Brooke; as well as two brothers - Joe and Walter Ray Overstreet, both of Kountze, Texas. Kyle was preceded in death by his parents, a son Kevin Michael and a daughter Kyle Ann.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am - Thursday, February 7, 2013 in the chapel of Mowery Funeral Service with Pastor Sam Dougherty officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Owasso. There will be a visitation from 4pm - 8pm on Wednesday, February 6th at the funeral home. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso