THINGS TO DO

Saturday, February 16

Loureda vs Fletcher Watch Party
SBR Defensive Training
2019 Kids' Space Daddy Daughter Dance
Soulful Hangout
Estate Sale
Tyler Brant
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Zumba with Kaylon
SBR Defensive Training
Oklahoma Kids!
Donut's and Doggy's
ECC Ladies Breakfast
Sideways!!
Murder suicide house
Valentine's Dinner for Two
Oscars Celebration

Recent deaths

(Death notices and obituaries are taken from area funeral homes and presented here as-is. The respective funeral homes are responsible for their content. They are published here free of charge in chronological order by date of death.)

Jerry D. Williams Sr., 76

Born Tuesday, September 15, 1942

Died Saturday, January 26, 2019

Jerry D. Williams Sr., age 76, salesman, a resident of Muskogee, OK; slipped the bonds of this earthly realm unto eternity, Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Pleasant Valley Health Care Center surrounded by family.

A Memorial Service is scheduled, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Azalea Terrace Apartments, 250 N. 40th Street, Muskogee, OK

The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Homes, Muskogee.

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Norma J. Rose, 88

Born Sunday, March 23, 1930

Died Friday, January 25, 2019

Norma Jean Rose, 88, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed to her Heavenly home on Friday, January 25, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born March 23, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Harry and Cloe (Phelps) French. Norma attended public schools and was active in the 4H program. She was a graduate of Haskell High School.
She married the love of her life, Floyd Leon Rose, on December 5, 1949 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared many years of life and marriage together and were blessed with two children, Jerry Rose and Tricia Rose.
Norma owned her own restaurant where she enjoyed serving her customers; many of them becoming special friends. She retired in 1992.
Norma was a faithful member of Oldham Memorial Baptist Church where she was involved in many areas of ministry over the years.
She will always be remembered as a wonderful Christian wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.
Norma will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Cloe French; her husband, Leon Rose; and her brother, Bill French.
Norma is survived by her son, Jerry Rose and wife Arlene; her daughter, Tricia Rose Jones and husband Mike; siblings, Eddie French and wife Carolyn, Betty Dugger and husband Jim; grandchildren, Courtney Jones, Kylee Jones, John Church, and Charla Jackson; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations can be made to Oldham Memorial Baptist Church, 3605 Tahlequah St, Muskogee, OK 74401.
A memorial service celebrating Norma’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Little officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Patricia Ann Boulter, 65

Born Sunday, August 23, 1953

Died Friday, January 25, 2019

Patricia Ann (Scott) Boulter, 65, of Fort Gibson was born August 23,1953 in Fort Kilmer, NJ to Millard and Dorthy (Ross) Scott and peacefully passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK.
Patty grew up in Osceola, AR. and received her formal education. She later moved to Fort Gibson, where her children were raised. Patty’s life centered around her kids, grandkids, and family. Her passion in life was her family where she took the title of homemaker seriously. Her last few years found her working with the Fort Gibson Public Schools as a substitute teacher where she was loved by her peers and the children. She will be truly missed by all.
Patty is preceded in death by her daughter, Brooke Renee’ Boulter and her father, Millard Scott.
Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Dorthy Scott (Mimi) of Brookland, AR; sister, Brenda Phillips and brother in law, Barry of Jonesboro, AR; son, Matthew Scott Boulter and wife Brandie of Fort Gibson, OK; daughters, BreeAnn Rice of Broken Arrow, OK and Brittany Flowers and husband Chadd of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Corbin and Savannah Flowers of Concord, NC; Brett and Bailey Boulter of Fort Gibson, OK; Braden and Jaxon Rice of Broken Arrow, OK; extended family and many friends.
Viewing will be 11:45AM-12:15PM Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Fort Gibson Church of Christ.
Funeral services celebrating Patty’s life will be 12:30PM Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Fort Gibson Church of Christ with Elder Budo Perry and Minister Dan Rouse officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow in Citizens Cemetery in Fort Gibson with nephews; Brent Phillips, Hunter Phillips, Eric Hadley and friends; Jim Huggins, Steve Clinkenbeard and Greg West serving as casket bearers.
The daughter, Brittany of Patricia Ann (Scott) Boulter has entrusted her care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Deborah A. “Debby” Schrader , 69

Born Tuesday, May 24, 1949

Died Friday, January 25, 2019

Deborah A. “Debby” Schrader, 69, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Friday, January 25, 2019. She was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on May 24, 1949. She attended school at Wagoner High School.
She married the love of her life Peter David Schrader in 2001 in Hawaii, spending 18 memorable years together. Debby worked at Green Country Lanes for over 20 years. She also spent her time serving at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and in Social Security claims hearings.
Debby has been a part of Beta Sigma Phi since 1975. She loved to golf but her most successful hobby was bowling. She was part of the Muskogee Women’s Bowling Association. They were five-time city champions. She was an active and loyal member of Grace Episcopal Church and served as coordinator of cooking for meals on wheels for over 10 years. She was also a part of the altar society and the choir.
She is preceded in death by her son Scott Schrader; daughter-in-law Emily Green.
Debby is survived by her husband Peter David Schrader; children Jason Green, Amy Marks and husband Dwight of Owasso, OK, Stacy Schrader and husband Michael Bilyard of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Whitney Boyd of Owasso, OK, Blake Schrader of Muskogee, OK, Trapper Green of Muskogee, OK, Phoebe Green of Muskogee, OK, Jayden Bilyard of Muskogee, OK, and Gabby Green of Muskogee, OK; great-grandchildren Aniya and Caelyn of Owasso, OK.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Grace Episcopal Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma with Reverend Bob Wickizer officiating.
In lieu of flowers Debby’s family requests donations be made to the Muskogee County Animal Shelter.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Mary Maxine Edwards, 86

Born Sunday, November 20, 1932

Died Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mary Maxine Edwards, 86, a long time resident of Fort Gibson was born November 20, 1932 in Vivian, OK to Melvin and Minnie (Green) Wood and peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Fort Gibson, OK.
Mary received her education at Oak Grove School in Vivian, OK. On May 12, 1956 she married the love of her life Jack B. Edwards who preceded her in death on August 20, 2008. She worked for many years at Brockway Glass, Egans, Aunt Nette’s Day Care and also Wonderland Day Care. She enjoyed sewing, Blue Grass Music and her morning coffee. Her passion in life were her kids and grandkids. She was a faithful member of Fort Gibson Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Melvin and Minnie Wood; husband, Jack B. Edwards; sister, Audrey Lovelady; brothers, Bufford, Charles and Ray Wood. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Susan Branscum and husband Randy of Fort Gibson, Sondra Dover and husband Keith of Little Rock, AR; son, John Edwards and wife Sue of Fort Gibson; nephew, Ronnie Holuby and wife Carla of Fort Gibson; brother, Johnny Wood and wife Betty of Eufaula; granddaughters, Jennifer Yeager and husband Brian of Siloam Springs, AR, Crystal Thomas and husband Chris of Fort Gibson; grandsons, Stephen Edwards and wife Rachel of Collinsville, Nicholas Edwards and fiancé Sophie Farrow of Fort Gibson, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
The family of Mrs. Edwards would like to give a special Thank You to Fort Gibson Nursing Home and Hometown Hospice for their love and excellent care given to their mom.
A visitation will be held noon to 7PM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held 12:30PM Friday, January 25, 2019 at Fort Gibson Church of Christ with Minister Dan Rouse officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Citizens Cemetery in Fort Gibson with Stephen Edwards, Nicholas Edwards, Brian Yeager, Bryson Yeager, Kaden Perry and Erik Holuby serving as casket bearers.
The family of Mary Maxine Edwards has entrusted her care, services and burial to Cliff & Carmen Garrett of Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service (918) 478-2555 You may share online condolences with the Edwards family @ clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com




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Timmy Gene Crow, 64

Born Thursday, November 11, 1954

Died Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Timmy Gene Crow was born on November 11, 1954 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Thomas Jefferson Crow and Geneva Belle Bolding-Crow.
He passed from this life on January 22, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 64 years.
Timmy was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters, Aunita Taylor and Jolene Clinton; and four brothers, Norval Wayne Crow, Thomas Jefferson Crow Jr., Jess Lee Crow, and Ricky Dale Crow.
Timmy is survived by his seven children and fifteen grandchildren, Sandra Grogan and husband Rob of San Antonio, Texas and their children Taylor, Zayne, Riley and Kristen; Tamatha Adams and husband Bryan of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and her children Ammris, Ariell, Avery and Aaron; Carden Crow and wife Shronn of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Kellen Crow of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and his children Breanna, Kellen Jr., and Tyranny; Chellsiah Clark of Muskogee, Oklahoma and her children Haiven, Haisley and Holden; Paladin Crow of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and his son Zane; and Briannon Crow of Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Timmy is also survived by his brother, Ronnie Dean Crow and wife Jess Ann of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law, Christal Crow, Donna Crow and Virginia Crow; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and countless friends.
Timmy left this life peacefully and knowing he was going to a better place. Timmy was a truck driver for several years before his retirement. When he wasn’t on the road he enjoyed fishing, anything sports related, drawing and spending time with family. He was an amazing father, brother, grandpa and friend and he will be deeply missed by many.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Public visitation:
10AM-5:30PM, Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home

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Alva Dean Blackwell, 86

Born Saturday, June 4, 1932

Died Saturday, January 19, 2019

Alva Dean Blackwell passed away peacefully at his home in Braggs, Oklahoma on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the age of 86.
Dean was a plumber in Big Bear City, California until his retirement after 42 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Blackwell; his parents, Alva and Margaret Blackwell; and his sister, Anna Faye Jackson.
Dean is survived by his son, Billie “Bill” Dean Blackwell and wife Nickie Jo Blackwell of Braggs, OK; grandson, Nickolas Dean Blackwell of Braggs, OK; granddaughter Billie Jo Farris of Braggs, OK; great-granddaughter, Saige Violet Farris of Braggs, OK; brother, Eldon Lee Blackwell of Braggs, OK; sisters, Louise Hackett of Wichita, Kansas, Alma Jean Buchanan of Fargo, OK, and Betty Long of Braggs, OK; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Dean’s family will receive friends 5:30PM-7:30PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Dean’s life will be 2PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with his nephew, Rev. Jerry Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. with Nickolas Blackwell, Michael Isbell, Brett Caple, Brian Walker, Taylor Mooreland and Steve Kelley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Hayworth and Jerry Brassfield.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Matthew Robert Elliott, 34

Born Thursday, October 18, 1984

Died Thursday, January 17, 2019

Matthew Robert Elliott, age 34, passed from this earthly life on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Matt was an intelligent, handsome kid with a great sense of humor. He was blessed with the gifts of leadership and athleticism. He loved music, sports (especially baseball), and any living creature. He truly delighted in God’s creation, constantly taking notice of an interesting insect or a lost cat. He loved playing video games and had friends across the globe with whom he interacted regularly. While he may have struggled heavily with his own sadness, bright glimpses of his tender heart would regularly make an appearance. He cared deeply for his niece and nephews, and would often help out those less fortunate. Matt was born Thursday, October 18, 1984, in Houston, Texas, to parents Glen and Robin Elliott, the oldest of three siblings. He is survived by both Glen and Robin, brother Kristopher Elliott of Tulsa, sister Rachel Archer and husband Colton of Fort Gibson, nephews Carter and Jonathan Archer, and niece Juliet Archer. Surviving grandparents are Linda and Jerry Greenwood of Oklahoma City, Shirley Elliott of Tahlequah, and Joe and Bonnie Riddle of Okeechobee, Florida. Matt is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Matt is preceded in death by grandparents Jack and Helen Day of Pawnee, and Donald Elliott of Concord, California. Matthew will be greatly missed by many. Godspeed my son, you are finally free. A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Fort Gibson Church of Christ with Ministers Steve Parker and Dan Rouse officiating. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in Matthew's name to Fixem Inc. PO Box 158 Fort Gibson, OK 74434, 918-869-1463 or to Fur Babies Adoption & Rescue PO Box 3883 Muskogee, OK 74402. (918) 910-3791. The family of Matthew Robert Elliott has entrusted his care, cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555 Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Charlotte Jackson, 75

Born Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Died Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Charlotte Marie Jackson, age 75, went to her heavenly home on January 16, 2019. She was born September 21, 1943 to Edward and Clara Boston.

Charlotte retired from The Oklahoma School for the Blind where she worked as a Direct Care Specialist, a job she enjoyed very much. Charlotte enjoyed going out to eat with family, giving her brother Bobbie a hard time, spending time with her granddaughters, Addi and Emmy, visiting with close friends, watching her cooking shows, Property Brothers and never missed watching Nascar races or when her favorite team the Oklahoma City Thunder was playing on television.

Charlotte will be remembered for her great sense of humor, how she listened with an open mind and heart, her encouraging words and the love she had for her family and friends.

Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Clara Boston and her sister, Judy Hanson.

Charlotte is survived by her sons, Mark Jackson and wife, Linda, Brian Jackson, Ronnie Jackson and wife, Tina and Tommy Jackson, her grandchildren, Wade Jackson and fiancé, Lindsey, Christin Storm and husband, Justin, great grandchildren, Addisyn and Emery Storm, her brothers, Bobbie Boston, Perry Boston and wife, Sherry, niece, Denise Dunn and husband, Danny, nephew, Damon and wife, Malinda, great nieces and nephews, Parker, Gracie, Curtis, Lahna, Cameron, Myanah, and Cody. Along with a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Charlotte was loved by many and will be truly missed.

A special thank you to Valerie who was not only her provider and took great care of Charlotte, but was a greatly loved friend.

A Memorial Service is scheduled, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Mountain View Baptist Church, 6401 W. Hancock Road, Muskogee, OK; with Gary McElmurry, officiating.

The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Homes.

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Alice Jean Ricketts-Culp, 91

Born Friday, July 15, 1927

Died Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Alice Ricketts Culp
1927-2019

Alice J. Ricketts-Culp, 91 of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019. She was born in Tahlequah OK on July 15, 1927 to Bob F. Ring and Pauline Ring. Alice worked on the family dairy farm, Brockway Glass, and later retired from Ricketts Piano, a family business.
Alice was a classy lady that loved her flowers and gardening, loved to travel, was a connoisseur in the kitchen, loved doing word searches, puzzles, and loved music and dancing. Her favorite pastime was sitting around the kitchen table visiting with family and friends. She was a founding member of Muskogee Church of Christ, where she attended until her passing. Alice was a woman of strong faith. As her health started failing she told everyone that she was ready to go home.
Alice loved to make those around her laugh and she will greatly be missed.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers and 3 sisters; husbands, Roy Bunch Jr., Virgil J Ricketts and Troy Culp; daughter-in-law, Linda Bunch.
Those left to cherish Alice’s memories are her sons, Bob Bunch and wife Crystal, Mike Bunch and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Cindy Reed, Gina Jones and husband Randy, Brandy White and husband Matt, Brady Bunch and wife Kristin, Brittany Allen and husband Tyler, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-4PM, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Alice’s life will be 10AM, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Randy Willingham officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Ron Ramming, Dan Compton, John Johnson, Roy Ramsey, Wayne Herriman, and Don Daniels serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David White, Bill Johnson, and Cleo Guthrie.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Visitation
Saturday, JAN 19. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Sunday, JAN 20. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Family Visitation
Sunday, JAN 20. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Service
Monday, JAN 21. 10:00 AM
Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel
1830 N. York St.
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

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Joy Rogers, 84

Born Tuesday, December 18, 1934

Died Tuesday, January 15, 2019



Joy (Miesner) Rogers, 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on December 18, 1934 to Otto and Edna (Rhotramel) Miesner in Wagoner County, Blue Mounds Township. Joy graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the Class of 1953. She was a budget clerk for 26 years at OG&E then worked at Muskogee County Treasurer’s Office for 20 years until her retirement in 2015.
Joy loved her family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Joy was preceded in death her parents, Otto and Edna Miesner; siblings, Ralph Miesner, JoAnn Reynolds, and Shirley Peebles; sisters-in-law, Rose Miesner and Betty Miesner; and nephew, Paul Arcee.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Jorski and husband Don of Oklahoma City, OK, Karen Del Tatto and husband Marc of Katy, TX, and Mark Davis of Muskogee, OK; grandson, Jason Jorski of New Berlin, WI; brother, Richard Miesner and wife Dee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Joy’s Good Shepherd Hospice team and Cathy, her caregiver and friend, for their loving care.
Joy’s family will be receiving friends 5:30PM-7:30PM, Monday, January 21, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Joy’s life will be 10AM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Pryor, Oklahoma.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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William Ford Dillon Sr., 76

Born Thursday, June 11, 1942

Died Monday, January 14, 2019

William Ford Dillon, Sr., 76, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, January 14, 2019
He was born on June 11, 1942 to Floyd “Pat” and Marbie Ann (Wyatt) Dillon in Brewer Bend. Ford attended Brewer Bend and McLain elementary schools. He graduated from Warner High School in 1959. He married the love of his life, Janice La Delle Foreman on November 21, 1964. They shared over 54 memorable years together. From this union, they had three wonderful children.
Ford worked very hard to provide for his family, holding down 2 to 3 jobs at a time. He was an assemblyman at Acme Engineering for 38 years until his retirement in May of 2005. He also worked at WP Milling in various areas. He served in the National Guard for 7 years.
Even though Ford worked day and night, his family was very important to him. He always made time for family activities. He helped coach Little League Baseball, was a Boy Scout Troop Dad, and regularly took his family for trips to Mohawk Park and Woolaroc. He especially enjoyed taking his family to Silver Dollar City every year.
Ford loved to plant a big vegetable garden. He loved baseball and his two favorite baseball teams were the New York Mets and whoever was playing the St. Louis Cardinals.
The one thing Ford cherished most of all in his life were his four grandbabies, Carlissa, Brooklyn, Trey, and Blaize.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Marbie; his sisters, Lilly Smith, Loretta Benson, and Diana Dillon; his brothers, Charlie Dillon, Gail Dillon, and Mark Dwain Dillon; his brother-in-law, Jim Benson; his father-in-law, Gene Foreman; and his mother-in-law, Bug Foreman.
Ford is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; his children, Ford Dillon Jr. and wife, Ann, of Pearland, TX, Kristy Herriman and husband Bobby of McLain, and Steve Dillon of Seattle, WA; his grandchildren, Carlissa Dillon, Ford Dillon III (Trey), Brooklyn Herriman, and Blaize Herriman.
He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Luther Smith; his sister-in-law, Terry Dillon, his sister-in-law, Natalie Medlin and husband Stanley; his nephews, Paul Vidacak and wife Shannon, Jay Suggs and wife Kelsey, and Cody Medlin; his niece, Lacey Medlin; and special neighbor and cousin, Margie Mayes; as well as numerous family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Fort Gibson Nursing Center and Hometown Hospice for the loving care they provided to him. A special thanks to Dr. Paul Matthews, Randy and the staff of the Geri Unit at Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee. Also thank you to Wayne Herriman for keeping our yard looking so pretty.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Ford’s life will be 2PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sam Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery with Ford Dillon Jr, Steven Dillon, Bobby Herriman, Trey Dillon, Blaize Herriman, and Cody Medlin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlissa Dillon, Brooklyn Herriman, Luther Smith, Stanley Medlin, Lacey Medlin, J. B. Herriman, Wayne Herriman, Paul Vidacak, and Jay Suggs.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


visitation
Friday, JAN 18. 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403


Saturday, JAN 19. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Sunday, JAN 20. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Monday, JAN 21. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Family visitation
Monday, JAN 21. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Service
Tuesday, JAN 22. 2:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel
1830 N. York St.
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Patricia Ann Turner, 84

Born Tuesday, February 27, 1934

Died Monday, January 14, 2019

Patricia Ann Turner, 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Monday, January 14, 2019. She was born on February 27, 1934 in Emmetsburg, Iowa to George Richard Reynolds and Della Rose Reynolds.
Patricia was the manager for Winchell’s Donuts for 38 years. She also worked at Burger King for 5 years. The most important job she ever had was being a mother to 9 children, whom she loved deeply.
She was Catholic along with all her children. She loved dogs and cats. She loved to go fishing, camping, and shopping. Most of all she loved her family.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents George Richard Reynolds and Della Rose Reynolds; sister Marlene Reynolds; brother Don Reynolds and his wife; brother Bill Reynolds and his wife Elaine.
She is survived by her brother John Reynolds and wife; daughter Cheryl Ann Marnach; son Jim Marnach and wife Patty; son Wayne Marnach and wife Michelle; son Michael Marnach; son George Marnach; son Larry Martin and wife Mary; son John Martin; son Chad Martin; son Richard DeWayne; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Tony and Tiffany Hosmer and children Matthew, Emily, Serenity, Bobby and Della Rose and children Blake, Lexi Michael, Aiden, and Braden, Jon Martin, James Marnach, Josh Reynolds, James Reynolds, Tyler Reynolds, and Ashley Reynolds.
Visitation will be held 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Hubert Lee Schaffer , 82

Born Thursday, October 22, 1936

Died Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hubert Lee Schaffer, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was born on October 22, 1936 to Lemuel Schaffer and Thelma Arnold in Blaine County, Oklahoma. He attended high school in Ada, Oklahoma. He graduated from High School and continued his education at East Texas Baptist University, where he graduated in 1962. He married the love of his life Vickye Dunn on September 12, 1967 in Shreveport, Louisiana. They shared more than 51 memorable years together.
Hubert spent most of his life as a pastor. He pastored part-time at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Rolla, MO and at Gasconade Baptist Church, Gasconade, MO. He pastored full-time at High Point Baptist Church, High Point, MO and at Westside Baptist Church, Waynesville, MO, where he retired in 1999. During his lifetime Hubert also served as the Director of Investigation at Missouri Human Rights Commission, as a Pardon and Parole Officer- Felony Division in the city of St. Louis, and at the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Hubert was also a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Muskogee.
Hubert is preceded in death by his parents Lemuel and Thelma Schaffer, and sister Gwen Schaffer (Woolley).
He is survived by his wife, Vickye Schaffer (Dunn); sister Georgia Anne Loftin Sowards of Greenville, TX; son Stephen Schaffer of Cheyenne (WY); daughters Cynthia Noone (Schaffer) of Centennial, CO and Heather Dean (Schaffer) of Eagle River, AK; and grandchildren, Jennifer Schaffer of Cheyenne, WY, Madison and Jason Noone of Centennial CO, Skyler, Sierra, and Ryker Dean of Eagle River, AK.

No funeral services are planned at this time.

Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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V. Marie Bishop, 81

Born Saturday, October 16, 1937

Died Saturday, January 12, 2019

Violet Marie Bishop, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s Gates on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Muskogee. Marie was born on October 16, 1937 to Chester and Mary Elizabeth Honeycutt in Okay, Oklahoma. Marie graduated valedictorian of Okay High School, class of 1955. She was married to Felton Dillion Bishop, Jr. and together they had three children, Beverly Renee, Marion Graham and Keith DeLayne. After her husband’s completion of twenty years of service at various Air Force bases around the United States and Portugal, with final destination at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, Marie and her family settled back in Oklahoma in 1975. Marie worked for several banking institutions spanning 20 plus years in the human resources area. In 1998, Marie joined Whitlock Packaging Corporation in Fort Gibson as Human Resources Manager, retiring in 2012.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mary Elizabeth Honeycutt, her first husband, Felton in 1980, her son, Marion in 2006, and her granddaughter Elizabeth Marie Raines in 1986. Marie was also preceded in death by her brothers, Walton, Dewayne and Ronnie Honeycutt and sisters, Joyce Bass and Wilma Dean Roller.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Renee Bishop and Larry Hoover of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, her son, Keith Bishop and his wife Sue Ann of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. She is survived by grandchildren, Julie Montgomery and her husband, Mark of Warrensburg, Missouri, Kyle Bishop and fiancée, Jessica Black of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Kristen Nicole Bishop of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Marie is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Michaela Bishop of Norman, Oklahoma. Great grandchildren include Tagan Pinkston, Morgan Montgomery, Shelby Webb and Wyatt Montgomery, all of Warrensburg. Brothers and sisters include Billy Honeycutt of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Carolyn Catron of Okay, Oklahoma, Chris Honeycutt of Okay and Marybeth Sullins of Hume, Missouri. Marie is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to Sarah Leath who was a companion and source of comfort to her.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Marie's family will receive friends 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A celebration of Marie’s life will be 10AM, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. David Burris officiating. Interment will be at Greenhill Cemetery with Kyle Bishop, Wyatt Montgomery, Mark Montgomery, Jason Jenkins, Stephen Radanovich and Bo Sanders serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Buckmaster, Doug Orick and Bob Wright.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Maria Marcelina “Cella” Dean, 67

Born Tuesday, February 13, 1951

Died Saturday, January 12, 2019

Maria Marcelina “Cella” Dean, 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed to her Heavenly home on Saturday, January 12, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born February 13, 1951 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Steven Dean and Maria Veneranda Romero Lopez. She attended public schools and graduated in 1969 from Santa Fe High School. Cella furthered her education at North Carolina College receiving her Associates Degree in 1974.
She married Bruce Seaman on February 12, 1982 in St. Paul, Minnesota. They shared more than 36 years marriage together and raising their family. Cella and Bruce also ran their business, B & C Construction; she was the bookkeeper.
Cella’s passion for children and her heart for serving played a major role in her work at Boulevard Christian School. She was involved and helped in many areas of the church for more than 30 years. She loved to travel, swim, ceramics and painting, sewing, and making jewelry. Cella also loved having her yard full of flowers.
She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Patricia Ortiz and Gloria Jean Dean Topia.
Cella is survived by her spouse, Bruce A. Seaman; children, Stephen R. Ortiz and wife Elisa of Muskogee, Christina M. Brower of Philadelphia, PA, Monique T. Beech of Muskogee, Jeremy A Seaman and wife Wendy of Forked River, NJ, Nichole S. Swindle of Las Cruces, NM, and Daniel J. Dean and wife Amy of OKC, OK; grandchildren, Dillon, Branson, Aubrey, Brianna, Elisabeth “Lissie”, Faith, Austin, and Aaron; siblings, James Romero of Mesa, AZ, Mary Alice Lopez of Santa Fe, NM, and Regina Menning of Grants, NM; along with other family members and friends.
A family conducted memorial service celebrating Cella’s life will be 2PM, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Boulevard Christian Church.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Norma Jean Peters, 95

Born Thursday, March 29, 1923

Died Friday, January 11, 2019

Norma Jean Peters, 95, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born March 29, 1923 in Gore, Oklahoma to Oscar E. and Nettie N. (Runyon) Henry where she grew up and attended public school.
Norma married Aaron Odell Peters on August 14, 1954 in Carson City, Nevada. They shared many years of life and marriage together and were blessed with 4 children.
She enjoyed gardening, camping, four wheeling, cooking, and canning. She loved nothing more than making a home for her family and spending time with them.
Norma will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aaron (Doc) Peters; and her 8 siblings.
She is survived by her children, Aaron B. Peters, Sandra N. Davidson and husband Gary, Larry David Peters and wife Martha, and Cheryl A. Peters, all of Muskogee; grandchildren, Robert Clark, Jeff Clark, Zachary Peters, Dustin Peters, Megan George, Sarah Peters, Catherine Wiedel, David Peters; great-grandchildren, Michael Clark, Alec Clark, Avery Clark, Hailey Peters, Cooper George, Caleb George, and Carson George, Kateri Jone, Stevie Henry, Brody Wiedel, and Wyatt Wiedel; 2 great-great grandchildren; along with other family members.
Funeral services celebrating Norma’s life will be 1PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kurt Henry officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Public visitation:
1-5PM, Sunday, 1/13/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

9AM-8PM, Monday, 1/14/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

Family visitation:
5-7PM, Monday, 1/14/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

Service:
1PM, Tuesday, 1/15/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Charlene T. Johnson, 93

Born Monday, April 27, 1925

Died Thursday, January 10, 2019

On April 27, 1925 a bundle of joy was born to the union of Levi and Luebertha Mayes. They named her Charlene, affectionately known to many of her family and friends as "JAP". Charlene grew up in Nuyaka, OK; and attended grade school at Pleasant Grove and high school in Slick, OK: in Creek County. She also joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, accepting Christ as her personal savior at an early age. During high school, she met and married, Daniel L. Johnson, November 7, 1940. This union continued seventy-eight years until her death. To this union eight children were born.

Charlene did domestic work for many years in Okmulgee and in the Nuyaka community. She also did civic work, helping D.P. Lilly get residents of Okmulgee community registered to vote. Until her health began to fail, Charlene was an excellent homemaker who had a passion for cooking, baking, canning and crafts. She loved selling Avon and her crafts, because it afforded her a chance to meet and talk to people. She never met a stranger. Charlene loved "dressing up" and wearing her fancy hats and her makeup. Most of all Charlene loved family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, four aunts and one uncle.

Charlene leaves to cherish her loving memory her devoted husband, Daniel L. Johnson, who has always been by her side, eight children, Dannie Mae Carlis of Tulsa, OK; Doris L. Adams, (John), Tulsa, OK; Charlie Johnson, Jr., Tulsa, OK; Daniel L. Johnson (Burma), Aurora, CO; Ron Johnson (Linda), Okmulgee, OK; Glenda J. Golden (Rodney), Tulsa, OK; Kasandra G. Clark (Larry), Tulsa, OK; and Jackie J. Tate (Roy), Tulsa, OK'; her "one and only" sister, Silverta Livington, Coolidge, AZ; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and some great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, a very special cousin, Theresa Clayton, Midwest City, OK; and five special friends of the family who she treated like daughters, Frances Martin Hall, Marcelle Phillips, Thomasine Alexander, Veola West and Dorothy Winbush.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church South, Beggs, OK with interment following in Okmulgee cemetery. Visitation, Friday, 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Precious Memories Chapel-Okmulgee.

The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Home-Okmulgee.

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David Scott Fletcher, 72

Born Sunday, February 10, 1946

Died Wednesday, January 9, 2019

David Scott Fletcher, 72, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born February 10, 1946 to John David Fletcher and Clara Lenora (Ditzler) Fletcher in Muskogee, Oklahoma. David was a high school graduate. He married the love of his life, Carol Lynn Adcock, on December 31, 1989 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared over 29 years of a happy life and marriage together.
David was a construction supervisor at Curt’s Oil until his retirement in 2009 at the age of 62. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing. David adored his grandchildren and was very active in their lives. He loved teaching them all many sports and spending time with them. David will always be remembered as a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather by everyone who knew and loved him.
David was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Fletcher; and brothers, Clifford A. Fletcher and Jerry E. Fletcher.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol Fletcher of the home; children, Olin Smith and wife Jennifer of Muskogee, OK, Denny Charboneau of Park Hill, OK, and Kevin Charboneau and wife Susi of Park Hill, OK; grandchildren, Raelynn Smith, Hayden Smith, Steffan Smith all of Muskogee, OK, Magen Charboneau and Amber Charboneau of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, George Fletcher and wife Pat of Muskogee, OK, and Johnny Fletcher and wife Maria of Madrid, Spain; sisters, Becky Shires and husband Randy of Fort Worth, TX, and Mary Ellen Massing of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law, Daytha Murr and husband James and their family; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A celebration of David’s life will be 1PM, Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with his brother, George Fletcher and other family members officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Childress, Brian Alexander, Bryan Page, Luke Toney and Jaidyn Toney.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Virginia “Lynn” Robinson, 60

Born Wednesday, November 5, 1958

Died Tuesday, January 8, 2019

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

Virginia “Lynn” Robinson of Muskogee, Oklahoma peacefully transcended from this life on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 surrounded by loved ones, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 5, 1958 in Kilgore, Texas to the late Jerry Eichler Sr and Genele (Stalcup) Eichler.
She received her Master’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University. Lynn worked as a teacher at Dillingham Intermediate Sherman ISD in Sherman, Texas and later for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Claims Examiner.
She married Amanda Blayne Robinson on July 5, 2017 in San Rafael, California.
Lynn loved ephemera and crafting. She enjoyed selling on Etsy with her instagram group – The Vintage Rebels. Most important to her was traveling with her wife and spending time with her Grandson, Hunter, and family.
Lynn will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her wife, Amanda Robinson; Mother Genele (Stalcup) Eichler; children, Melissa Thompson of Sherman, TX, Kaili Brock, Nathanael Brock, both of Muskogee; grandson, Hunter Thompson of Sherman, TX; brothers, Jay Eichler and wife Vicki of Emory TX, and Clay Eichler and wife Tanya of Denison, TX; mother-in-law, Peggy Jones of Muskogee, other family members and friends.
The family requests for memorials to be made to the American Cancer Society, 4110 S 100th East Ave Ste 101, Tulsa, OK 74146 or online at www.cancer.org in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to express a very special “Thank You” to Peggy Jones, all the friends and family that has helped over the last 7 months, and the staff at Landmark Cancer Center; especially Dr. Vasireddy, Jasmine, Shawna, and Katie.
A family conducted memorial celebration of her life will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 218 N 6th St, Muskogee, OK 74401.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Glenda R. Ridge, 69

Born Monday, February 14, 1949

Died Monday, January 7, 2019

Glenda Ruth Ridge, 69, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed to her Heavenly home on Monday, January 7, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born February 14, 1949 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Utah and Lorene Freeman. Glenda attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee Central High School.
Glenda married her best friend and love of her life, Donald Robert Ridge on July 1, 1972 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared more than 46 happy years of life and marriage together.
She worked as a telephone operator for AT&T and retired in 1993 after many years of service.
Glenda was a faithful, lifelong member of Muskogee First Assembly of God where she loved working and being involved with her church family. Above all, she loved the Lord and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Utah and Lorene Freeman; in-laws, Donald and Dorothy Ridge; brothers-in-law, Mike Moore and Ronald Ridge; sisters-in-law, Pam Ridge and Ann Enkey.
Glenda is survived by her husband, Donald of the home; daughters, Michelle Milligan and husband James of Owasso, OK, Kristie Ridge of Muskogee, Andrea Lanham and husband Scott, of Chouteau, OK; grandchildren, Drew, Sidney, and Jake Milligan, William and Isaiah Lanham; brothers, Don Freeman and wife Beverly, Ron Freeman and wife Jan, Troy Freeman and wife Paula, Mike Freeman and wife Nancy, Steve Freeman and wife Lana; sister, Carolyn Truster and husband Jim; sister-in-law, Debra England; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
The family will be at Cornerstone Funeral Home to receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Funeral services celebrating Glenda’s life will be 2PM, Friday, January 11, 2019 at Muskogee First Assembly with Dr. Steve Rose officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Don Freeman, Mike Freeman, Ron Freeman, Steve Freeman, Troy Freeman, and Dusty Campbell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be William Lanham, Isaiah Lanham, Jake Milligan, Drew Milligan, and Sidney Milligan.
The family requests memorials can be made to the Muskogee First Assembly Royal Rangers, 3100 Gulick St, Muskogee OK 74403.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Visitation
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403


Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Family Visitation
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Service
Friday, January 11th, 2019 - 02:00 PM - Muskogee First Assembly of God
3100 Gulick St - Muskogee, OK - 74403

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