|Sherrill Kay Kesterson, longtime resident of Collinsville, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Tulsa, at the age of 64. Sherrill was born July 21, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois to Leroy and Mildred (Patterson) Hlavacek. She was raised and received her education there, graduating high school in Elmhurst, IL. On July 27, 1968, she and Steve Kesterson were united in marriage in Chicago. For the past 37 years, they have made Collinsville home. Sherrill preferred the catholic faith and made her family a priority.|
Those that survive and hold cherished memories are her:
Husband – Steve of the home; children – Joe Kesterson and wife Sharon of Broken Arrow, Eric Kesterson of Collinsville, Dr. Janine Kesterson, PhD of Overland Park, KS and Jennifer Marino and husband Christian of Maize, KS; her siblings – Jeanne McNally and husband Doug of Jupiter, FL, Johnny Hlavacek and wife Lynn of Lockport, IL, Dawn Bottorff of Manhattan, IL and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter in law Becky Kesterson.
There will be a rosary for Sherrill at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening, October 30, 2012 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel. A funeral mass will be recited at 10:00 AM – Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at St. Henry Catholic Church, Owasso with Father Matt LaChance officiating. Burial will follow at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
|Jack Lee Kaiser was born June 21, 1944, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Soloman Victor and Dorothy Ann (Williams) Kaiser. He died Tuesday, October 23, 2012, in Oologah, Oklahoma, at the age of 68 years. Jack was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Army. He was married March 6, 1965, in Catoosa, Oklahoma, to Sue Merley. Jack spent most of his working life in the concrete business and was the owner of Jack Kaiser Concrete Construction. After his retirement, he went back to work for Rogers County District 2. Jack enjoyed a variety of pastimes including horse racing and the Professional Bull Riders Association. He also enjoyed watching the old Western movies and University of Oklahoma football.|
Jack especially loved his family, including:
His wife of over 47 years, Sue, of the home
Son; Shane Kaiser of Denver, CO
Daughter; Deanna Kaiser of Tulsa, OK
Austin Greer of Tulsa, OK
Trevor Greer of Fayetteville, AR
Micaiah Kaiser of Denver, CO
Elizabeth Kaiser-Harris of Oologah, OK
Bob Kaiser and his wife Jean of Wagoner, OK
Ronnie Kaiser and wife Marie of Tulsa, OK
Donnie Kaiser of Catoosa, Ok
He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Naylor.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Jim Lee and Mike Helm officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be C.L. Merley, Todd Danderson, Dusty Danderson, Shawn McKinney, Trevor Greer, Austin Greer, Micaiah Kaiser and John Williams. Committal services and interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
|Julia Loris (Good) Cook and her twin sister, Jewel, were born June 3, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edison Brake and Emma Clydia (Alexander) Good. She died October 15, 2012. She grew up on a farm outside Burns, Wyoming, with her four sisters. She was a 1939 graduate of Burns High School, Wyoming. Julia worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., during World War II in the War Department. She married her high school sweetheart, 1st Lt. Harlan Leroy Cook, on August 3, 1943, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After Harlan was liberated as a POW, the couple enjoyed farming near Lockwood, Missouri, and later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Julia retired from Cities Service Oil Co. She was a long-time member of Tulsa Baptist Temple and the Tulsa Chapter of ex-POW’s. Family and friends loved her canned vegetables, raspberry jelly, lime pickles, and homemade vanilla ice cream. She lived at the Baptist Village in Owasso, Oklahoma, until moving to live with her daughter Carolyn in Collinsville, OK.|
She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; twin sister, Jewel Ford; sister, Georgeann Bastian; nephews, Gordon Ford, Kenneth Mason, John Bastian, and Douglas Mason.
She is survived by: son, Leroy Cook and wife Mary of Oologah; son, Jerrold Cook and wife Betty of Bradenton, FL; daughter, Carolyn Davis of Collinsville; daughter, Rebecca Gafford of Owasso; grandchildren, Jimmy Cook of Broken Arrow, Steven Cook of Pryor, Jerred Cook of Claremore, Sondra Bailey and Joshua Davis of Collinsville, Sheila Edwards of Tulsa, Jordan Gafford of Ft. Hood, TX, Tyler Gafford of Wichita, KS; great grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley and Lauren Cook, Darran, Christian and Seth Cook, Brock and Corbyn Bailey, and Hunter and Logan Edwards; one great great granddaughter, Aurora Cook; sisters, Eloise, Hasenkamp Atascadero, CA, and Mary Kay Mason of Laramie, WY; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso, OK. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, with Pastor Rocky A. Harrill officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery, Owasso. The family requests memorials to Tulsa Baptist Temple - Missionary Fund, 1203 South Columbia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104. A special thank you to Carter Hospice for her care. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso, Oklahoma. www.moweryfs.com
Thursday, October 25, 2012
March 21, 1939 - October 23, 2012
Jerry is survived by his daughters Debra Hair and husband Dennis of Ft. Worth, TX and Cindy Murphy and husband Patrick of Collinsville; 5 Grandchildren, Christopher and Danielle Tibbits, Jacob, Austin, and Grace Murphy; 5 siblings, Charles Downing, Jr., Carnita Garroutte, Violet Bartee, Carlotta Hoskins, and Ollive Short; and a host of family and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jonyce Lee Downing. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home, (918) 371-2111
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at St. Therese Parish Cemetery in Collinsville.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Charlcie Mae Cummings, longtime resident of Collinsville, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her home. She was 67 years of age. Charlcie was born March 10, 1945 in Sandersville, Mississippi to Hubert and Katie (Simpson) Hill. She was raised and received her education in both Mississippi and in Florida.|
Charlcie is survived by her son – George Schmidt of Jenks, OK, her daughter Kathryn Savage and husband Malcolm of Edmond, OK; 3 sisters – Patricia Clark of Bonifay, FL, Lealer Frost of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Mary Thompson of Fort Walton Beach; one brother Jackie Hughes of Freeport, FL; and three grandchildren Claire Savage, Chloe Savage and soon to be born Caia. Charlcie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Kathieleene Odom.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the sanctuary of the Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle, Collinsville, OK with Pastors Wilbur L. Tucker, SR and Gary Cate officiating. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Friday, October 19, 2012
Lewis Ray Zeigler, resident of Owasso, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Lewis was born December 29, 1930 in New Castle, PA to Norman Grant and Irene (Hogue) Zeigler. He was raised there and graduated with the Class of 1948 from New Castle High. He entered West Point Military Academy, but later transferred and completed his Petroleum Engineering degree at Oklahoma A&M College, (now Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater, OK. Following his education, Lewis served in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Joyce Means on December 19th, 1956 at First Baptist Church in Tulsa. After his release from the Army, he began his career in petroleum engineering. Because of this, he and his family lived in a variety of locations in the U.S. and around the world. Since 1998, Owasso/Tulsa has been his home. Lewis was an avid football fan and enjoyed gardening. He was a member of the Lambda Chi fraternity and the Society of Professional Engineers.
Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are his children: Teresa Rae Bechtelheimer "Dutch" of Tulsa, Lisa Diane Zeigler "Liza Jane" of Tulsa, Cynthia Ann Chapman "Pistol Ann" of Owasso and Rick Allen Zeigler "Rick the Stick" also of Tulsa. Also surviving are his ex-wife and friend Joyce Zeigler of Tulsa and eight grandchildren – Shannon Easton, Shane Zeigler, Sean Bechtelheimer, Chris Chapman, Caleb Chapman, Austin Kan, Nicole Chapman and Mackenzie Lewis. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Kenneth Zeigler and a sister Roseanne Voisey.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM – Monday, October 22, 2012 in the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Lew Voisey officiating. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
|Emmett Newton Gilliam was born on July 7, 1948, in Greenville, Mississippi, to Everett Berkley and Bessie Floree (Carnes) Gilliam, Sr. He left us unexpectedly to join his Father in Heaven on October 16, 2012, at the age of 64 years, and will be missed deeply. As a young child, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Emmett graduated with the Nathan Hale Class of 1966 in Tulsa, and also attended the Oklahoma Military Academy. He then moved to and worked in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. His line of work in the music industry brought him back to Oklahoma. He worked in the music industry most of his adult life, which gave him the opportunity for travel and adventure. His career began with Asleep at the Wheel in the 70’s. He worked with Waylon Jennings, Mel McDaniel, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, and many other artists. In 1992, he went to work for Garth Brooks and served him faithfully in many capacities. He was the most devoted son a mother could ask for, and he took care of and loved all his family members. Emmett was a perfect husband in every way and never hesitated sacrificing for others. He earned the love, respect, and trust of all who knew him.|
Loving family members surviving include:
His wife: Shirley Anne
Daughter: Angela Smith and her husband, Jesse
Grandchildren: Trace, Baylor, Venice and Isabelle
Mother: Bessie London
Brothers: Ronnie Gilliam and his wife, Peggy
Jeff London and his wife, Darnelle
Nieces: Amanda McMillan and her husband, Josh
Erin Biggars and her husband, Dave
Nephews: Josh London and his wife, Shannon
Nic London and his wife, Kim
Great Nephews and Niece: Holdan, Rhyan, and Gunner
Sister in Law – Carol Gilliam
And his beloved dog, “Tipsy”
He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Everett Berkley Gilliam, Jr.; and stepsons, Daniel Bostick and Gabriel Graves.
Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Owasso, Oklahoma, with Minister Mike Schroeder and Pastor Chris Wall officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Bryan Timmons, David Frasier, Garth Brooks, Jesse Smith, Ronnie Gilliam, Josh McMillan, Randy Brock, Brad Wathne, Gaylon Moore, and Jim Payne. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Kingfisher Cemetery, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Emmett to The Rogers County Youth Services, ATTN: Deb Harris, 2680 North Highway 88, Claremore, OK 74017. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.
|Dennis James Curtis was born August 21, 1954, at Waynoka, Oklahoma, to Homer Henry and Lois Edna (Hinderliter) Curtis. He died Monday, October 15, 2012, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 58 years. Curtis was reared and educated at Alva, Oklahoma, and was a 1972 graduate of Alva High School. He continued his education attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and Tulsa Jr. College. He spent much of his working life in the telecommunications industry with several companies including Southwestern Bell, Wiltel, and Nortel. After his retirement, he started his own lawn business called Curtis Lawn Service. He loved watching football and loved music and jamming on his guitar, dreaming someday to be a rock star. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his boys play ball.|
Loving family members include:
His wife; Sandy, of the home
Corey Curtis and his wife Tricia, of Owasso
Cole Curtis, of Bristow, Oklahoma
Justin Curtis and his wife Tammy, of Owasso
Devin Moore and Emily Moore, both of Owasso
Hayden, Haleigh, Trenton, Jordan, Kash, and Justis
Laureene Gantz and her husband Roger
LaVon Hoefer and her husband Roger
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Danna Kaye Curtis.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Committal services and interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 995, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74182. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Loving family members include:
His wife of over 56 years; Ann, of the home
Beverly Saturday and her husband Mike, of Evans, Georgia
Sandy Vossen and husband Kevin, of Owasso
Sister; Mabel Skidmore, of Owasso
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Dan Schnell officiating. Serving as honorary casket bearers were Don Heaslet, Don Keith, Jerry Lewis, Larry Hammond, Phil Mitchell, and Tom Tolbert. Committal services and interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Loving family members include:
Daughter; Sue Ann Hannon and her husband Benny, of Oologah, Oklahoma
Raymond Lofton and his wife Shanna, of Skiatook, Oklahoma
Mark Alan Reed and his wife LeeAnn, of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tara Lofton, of Oologah, Oklahoma
Amanda Thomas and her husband Allen, of Alva, Oklahoma
Marium Hannon, of Lenapah, Oklahoma
Josie, Hadlee, Cade, Colt, Levi, Corbyn, Addison, and Macy
Larry Hobbs and his wife Gloria, of Corsicana, Texas
Ronnie Hobbs, of Lookeba, Oklahoma
Sister; Pat Hill, of Owasso, Oklahoma
Longtime special friend; Linda Ator
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruth Ann Hobbs, son, Johnnie Joe Hobbs, and two sisters, Priscilla Brown and Jeannie Thorton.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Oologah, Oklahoma, with Pastor Casey Warford officiating. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Loving family members include:
He husband of over 53 years: Leo, of the home
Monte Evans and his wife Laura, all of Owasso
Great granddaughter: Alice Grace Evans
Sister: Barbara McWilliams, of Hobbs, New Mexico
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Shirley to the Owasso Community Resources, 109 North Birch, Suite 109, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Loving family members include:
Son: Mark Townsend and his wife, Jill, of San Diego, California
Daughter: Cynthia Hinckley and her husband, Ryan, of Owasso, Oklahoma
Aidan Hinckley, age 8
Justice Hinckley, age 3
Grant Townsend, age 5
Katelyn Townsend, age 2
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, December 30, 1947 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
At the families request, a service will be held in Wisconsin at a later date.
Jerry Sina was born December 30, 1947, in Fon du Lac, WI to Arnold David Sina and Beatrice Belinda Marie Holman. He was the oldest son in an extremely large family. Jerry could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He was a very hard and dedicated worker. He was an employee at Lee Beverage of Wisconsin, a local beer delivery company in Oshkosh, for over twenty years. Jerry loved farming, bowling, baseball, collecting beer memorabilia, and gardening. He adored his grandchildren and had recently moved to Oklahoma to be near them. He is survived by his daughter Jenny Marie Adamus, son in law, Brian Keith Adamus, grandchildren Meghan Kathleen Sina, Elisabeth Marie Adamus, and Cade Michael Adamus, brother Glenn Sina (Nancy), sisters Patty Felder (Al), Jackie Enli, Janet Jole (David), and Victoria Robbins (Jim), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Sina, Beatrice Platta, brothers David and Steve Sina, and his beautiful niece Angela Robbins. Condolences may be sent to Adamus Family, 11834 North 107th East Place Collinsville, OK 74021.
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~Author Unknown
|Nathan Dale Andrews was born on December 19, 1975 to Brenda Nell and Donald Dale Andrews in Chillicothe, Missouri. At the age of five, his family moved to Electra, Texas, and later Wichita Falls, Texas. As a child, Nathan enjoyed playing baseball, football, and skateboarding. He was also highly involved in youth groups at church and was baptized when he was 10 years old. As a teenager, he was raised in Tulsa, OK. He enjoyed doing manual labor jobs and working with his hands. He had a hard work ethic that followed him into adulthood. Upon graduating from Union High School in Tulsa, he moved away to attend college at Northwest Missouri State University for two years. After two years of college, Nathan continued to live in northwest Missouri and then eventually returned to the Tulsa area. He began his career working for well-known construction companies in Tulsa. He held titles such as superintendent, project manager and estimator. Nathan developed a love for motorcycles. A day of no work and nice weather was the perfect excuse to go for a long ride. He entered into heaven on October 4, 2012, and he is survived by his loyal dog, Abner, his sister Megan Walters and her husband Berek along with his two nephews Brevin and Zade, as well as his aunt, Verna Wilson, all of Collinsville, OK. Funeral services were held on October 8, 2012 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso, OK and the spreading of his ashes will be on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Luteston Cemetery at Sheridan, Missouri. Arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso, OK. www.moweryfs.com|
Sunday, October 7, 2012
|Thursday, February 25, 1932 ---- Wednesday, September 26, 2012|
Bobbie June Yates, resident of Owasso, passed away Wednesday,
September 26, 2012, at the age of 80 years. Bobbie was born February
25, 1932 in Huntsville, Alabama to Jessie and Effie (Richardson) Cason.
She was raised and received her education in both Alabama and Texas.
On December 26, 1982, Bobbie and Hank Yates were united in marriage in
California. They made their home in Dallas, Oregon and on June 16,
2003, Hank preceded her in death. Shortly after his death, Bobbie moved
to Owasso, and has resided here since. While living in Oregon, she was
an active member of the Grace Baptist Church. Bobbie enjoyed travel,
collecting “Precious Moments” figurines and spoons, as well as listening
to God’s word.|
Bobbie is survived by her children – Betty Mason and husband Dennis of Dallas, OR, Donald McCully and wife Megan of Broken Arrow, OK, Frank Eric McCully of Tulsa and Richard McCully and wife Donna of Owasso; one brother Gene Cason and wife Eloise of Broken Arrow and a sister Jessie Hudgins of Ft. Gibson, OK. Also surviving are grandchildren – Eric Devericks, Tonya Williams, April Brown, Cara Crawford, Eric McCully, Aaron Gregory, Daniel Huckabay and Michael Gregory; great grandchildren Amara, Sully & Finn Devericks, Lily and Madelyn Williams, Evan and Noah Brown, Andrea McCully and Skyline Huckabay. Besides her husband, Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Robert Cason, a sister Mary Wrenn and three great grandsons – Hayden Gregory, Noah Devericks, and Christian Huckabay.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. , Monday, October 1, 2012, in the Chapel of Mowery Funeral Service. Burial will be next to her husband in the Fairview Cemetery, Owasso. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Dean Cooper was born August 7, 1944, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Charlie
Cleveland and Ruth Edna (Worley) Cooper. He died Wednesday, October 3,
2012, in Oologah, Oklahoma, at the age of 68 years. Eldon was a veteran
of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United
States Air Force. He was married November 22, 1968, in Owasso,
Oklahoma, to Linda Attebery, and together they had two children. Eldon
attended Oklahoma Baptist University where he majored in music. His
most recent occupation was working as a dispatcher for Guardian
Security. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes such as collecting toy
trains, reading, working on cars, and watching westerns, especially John
Wayne movies. Loving family members include:|
His wife: Linda of the home Son and daughter-in-law:
Craiton and Terrie Cooper of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Daughter and son-in-law:
Carolyn and Billy Trude of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grandchildren: Gabriel Cooper, Emily Cooper, Ethan Trude, and Samuel Trude
Sister: Belinda McNeil of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Brother and sister-in-law:
Elmer and Peggy Cooper of Oologah, Oklahoma
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2012, at Rest Haven Cemetery, Sperry, Oklahoma, with Pastor Chuck Horton (of First United Methodist Church) officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Eldon’s memory to First United Methodist Church Piano Fund, 13800 East 106th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.