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
Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith
Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith went home to be with Jesus Christ on Dec. 7, 2013, at 6:09 a.m. She was 24 years old, born July 11, 1989, and was a professional photographer. Abby impacted more people in her short time on earth than many do in much longer lifetimes. Her bright red curly hair and friendly personality made her everybody’s friend.
Mildred “Memaw” Edwards
Mildred “Memaw” Edwards, 92, of Duncan died peacefully at her home Monday, Dec. 8, 2013, with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel at Don Grantham Funeral Home with Marty Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery. There is no visitation scheduled.
Jerry Keith Clark
Jerry Clark, 47, of Durant passed away Nov. 30, 2013, in Sherman, Texas after an illness.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colbert at the Texoma Cowboy Church.
Jerry was born May 2, 1966, in Denton, Texas to Harvey and Marilyn Clark. Jerry attended grade school, junior high and part of high school in Duncan and graduated in 1984 at Velma-Alma high School in Velma.
J. W. Barker
J. W. Barker, 93, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at the Henrietta Care Center in Henrietta, Texas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.
Billy Blaine Schlein
Billy Blaine Schlein, 83, of Duncan passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Nathan Tate and Jerl Joslin officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Lula Mae Mitchell
Lula Mae Mitchell, 84, of Terral passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Terral First Baptist Church with her nephew, Tim Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Ryan Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.
Verna Lee Brumley
Verna Lee Brumley, 62, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Duncan.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Southern Baptist Church in Rush Springs, with the Rev. Richard McCormack officiating. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
Mary Louise Swanson
Mary Louise Swanson, 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Duncan.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Glory Bound Church, with the Rev. David Woods officiating. Burial will be in Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Laverne Dickey, 82, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at River Oaks Baptist Church in River Oaks. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is open.
Laverne was born to Jesse and Minnie Beck on Aug. 28, 1931, in Duncan. She met and married Truman Dickey on Nov. 22, 1951. During their 62 years of marriage, they raised two children together.
Sherman Dowl Roden
Sherman Dowl Roden passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Arlington, Texas, where he resided.
There will be no services or ceremonies. Alpine Funeral Home of Fort Worth, Texas handled the arrangements. His children and their spouses will travel to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, Dec. 13 for a “Celebration of Life” in his honor.
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