Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

Robert Lloyd Cox, 47

Born June 23, 1972

Died May 17, 2020

Leon Gilyard, 77

Born February 8, 1943

Died May 16, 2020

Earnest L. Edwards, Sr., 81

Born February 8, 1939

Died May 16, 2020

Rhunella Lillian Bailey, 83

Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Ray K. Gaines, 81

Born July 29, 1938

Died May 12, 2020

Hoy Gene Parson, 78

Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

Louise Ward, 91

Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

Anna Belle Perry, 82

Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020


Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.

Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:03 AM

Camp Cherokee participant Ella Mounce baits the hook of a turtle trap as fish and wildlife camp instructor Dr. Paul Shipman observes during the 2018 residential camp.

The Cherokee Nation will begin taking applications for the 2019 Camp Cherokee on Friday, March 15. Camp Cherokee offers day camps for elementary students and a week-long residential camp for middle and high school students.

Camp Cherokee is free to Cherokee Nation citizens and exposes youth to arts, culture, traditional games, storytelling and activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Day camps are for Cherokee Nation students entering grades 1-6 during the 2019-20 school year. They will be offered in six locations throughout the Cherokee Nation in May, June and July.

Residential camp is held at Camp Heart O’Hills in Welling July 21-26. This overnight camp is for Cherokee Nation citizens entering grades 7-12 during the 2019-20 school year. Students will attend morning and afternoon classes based on their areas of interest. Cherokee Nation youth who live outside the tribe’s 14-county service area are also welcome at the residential camp.

Applications for day camps and residential camp are available online at beginning March 15.

For more information, call 918-453-5224 or email Space is limited for the residential camp and early applications receive preference.

Campsite locations, dates and deadlines to apply for Camp Cherokee camps:

  • Nowata: May 28-31, application closes May 3
  • Rogers State University in Claremore: May 28-31, application closes May 3
  • Dwight Mission: May 28-31, application closes May 3
  • Kansas: June 11-14, application closes May 17
  • Stilwell: June 11-14, application closes May 17
  • Heart O’Hills in Welling (day camp): July 22-25, application closes June 28
  • Heart O’Hills in Welling (residential camp): July 21-26, application closes June 28