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
Charles Luther Heaton ‘Ole Luke/Duke’
Charles Luther Heaton passed away on March 9, 2014, at his home.
Luke as many knew him, or “Ole Luke”or “Luke Duke” as he referred to himself, leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Harlee Beth Heaton; son, Michael Chance Heaton; mother, Laura K. Carter; father, Danny L. Heaton; step-father, Sam Carter; and his brothers: Adam and Daniel Heaton. Luke’s entire family would rival the sports section, so I’ll leave it at that.
Memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel.
Edith Lucille Nunnally Hoard
Edith Lucille Hoard, 97, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Country Club Care.
Graveside funeral will be Wednesday, March 12, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Schlein officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.
Janet Kincannon Carpenter
Janet Kincannon Carpenter, 81, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Duncan, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Donald Lee Stewart
Donald Lee Stewart, 79, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Jacqulyn Ann Wallick
Jacqulyn Ann (Jackie) Wallick, 80, was embraced by the Lord on Sunday March 2, 2014 at the OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, after a short illness and with her family all around her.
Jackie was born Jan. 10, 1934 to Jack and Violet Slaton in San Angelo, Texas. She was married to Gene (Fox) Wallick on Sept. 4, 1952 in Russeville, Ark.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Charlie was born on Feb. 4, 1938 in Comanche, Okla., to Emma and Herman Jones. He grew up in a large family with three sisters and five brothers. As a boy, he loved to play baseball, basketball and hunt with his brothers and close friends.
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.
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