Funeral service for Mary Sue Silk, 93, of Lawton, was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Jones, retired pastor, and Rep. Don Armes officiating.
Mrs. Silk passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Lawton.
Burial was at Highland Cemetery under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
There was a special viewing and visitation for family and friends on Monday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home.
Mary Sue was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Lawton, to J. Allan and Mary Katherine (Figge) Lowry.
She grew up in Lawton, and attended and graduated from Lawton High School. She and Wesley Neil Silk married June 9, 1940, in Lawton.
She received her bachelor of science degree from Central State Teachers College and received her Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Before coming to Lawton Public Schools, she taught at Faxon, Cache and Chattanooga.
In 1946, she began working for Lawton Public Schools and spent 40 years as a counselor at Lawton High School before retiring in 1986.
Mrs. Silk was a leader in education for the State of Oklahoma. She worked with the governor, Oklahoma Education Program and legislators to promote better pay and benefits for teachers.
From 1965 to 1966, she served on the Oklahoma Education Association and served as president.
She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Iota, Delta Kappa Gamma and Alpha Delta Omicron organizations for teachers. She was a member of the Lawton Heritage Association, and volunteered her time at the Mattie Beal Home and the Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Silk also worked along side her husband in their ownership of the Wesmar Angus Farm and was a supporter of the FFA.
She was a board member of the Comanche County Health Board, a member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club and the Angus Association.
Mrs. Silk was a long time member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a niece, June Barrington; great-nephews: Allan Barrington and his wife Janna of Lawton, and Neil Barrington and his wife Darlene of Tulsa; great-great nephews: Justin and Cody Barrington of Lawton; and numerous other nieces, nephews, family members and other care givers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Aline Lowry; and her husband, Wesley Neil Silk.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 704 SW D Ave., Lawton, OK 73501.
Jan. 3, 1920 — Jan. 11, 2013
Ernest Alexander, 87, of Duncan, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Sterling House in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Dean Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner
Funeral Services for Mrs. Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner, 76, of Ringling are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Church of God in Divine Order of Ringling with Rev. Ellen Abshire and Rev. Virgil Ridenour officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Powell Cemetery in Marshall County. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Erin Springs Baptist Church, located on highway 76 South of Lindsay, Okla., with Pastor Clay Hicks officiating and Pastor Gail Gardner assisting. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, Okla.
Michael E. Smith
Services for Michael E. Smith of Camargo, Okla., will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Camargo. Interment will be at the Marlow Cemetery.
Jennie Marie Johnson
Jennie Marie Johnson, 46 of Duncan, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at her home.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at City Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Arson officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home
Benny Joe Renfro
Benny Joe Renfro, 93, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, in Duncan.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial is under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Fred E. Gibbons
Fred E. Gibbons passed away peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was 63 years old.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle officiating. Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Marlis Edith Fyfe
Marlis Edith Renate Karin Jutta (Nolte) Fyfe, 70, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Duncan, Okla., where her ashes will be interned.
Fred L. Tinsley
Memorial services for Fred L. Tinsley, of Ardmore, will be Friday, March 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory, Ardmore, Okla.
Fred was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Shamrock, Texas, to Murray Wilson and Maryian Leotta (Lewis) Tinsley. He died at his Ardmore, Okla., residence on March 4, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Betty Jean Hamilton Cochran
Funeral services for Betty Jean Hamilton Cochran will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Duncan City Cemetary.
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