Jo Elaine Sproule, 68

Born December 29, 1950

Died August 20, 2019

Georgia Belle Waggoner, 85

Born October 3, 1933

Died August 19, 2019

John W. Shiew, 75

Born September 19, 1943

Died August 18, 2019


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Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:46 AM

Tara Nichol Wixom

Tara Nichol Wixom, 35, of Muskogee is charged with felony child neglect in Muskogee County District Court after her three children, 12, 9 and 3 were found in a house that was filthy and dangerous, according to information filed with the case.

The house in which they were living had dangerous power and hand tools laying within reach of the children, trash and feces on the floor and “large holes in the floor” that led to a 10-foot drop to a basement floor.

The house also had mold on the walls, no running water and the only lighting available was provided by an extension cord that was moved from room to room, according to police.

A warrant has been issued for Wixom’s arrest.