OLA MAE PROCHASKA
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Funeral services for Ola Prochaska were scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow. Dr. Art Spomer officiated. Burial was at the Olympus Cemetery in Grove under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Ola Mae Prochaska was born January 20, 1923 at Bernice, Okla., the daughter of Frank and Amanda (King) Dillinger. She died at Forest Hills Health Care Center on Sunday, December 30, 2001. She was 78 years of age.
The former Miss Ola Mae Dillinger was a 1940 high school graduate of Bernice High School. She married William Henry Prochaska on August 10, 1940 at Bernice. He preceded her in death on December 10, 1990. She moved to Broken Arrow eight years ago from Grove. Ola was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, sewing and was a member of the Good Sam Travel Club. She attended First Baptist Church in Grove. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6440 S. Lewis, Suite 100, Tulsa, OK 74136.
She is survived by: two daughters, Donna Koepsel of Broken Arrow, and Joyce Smith of Beaumont, Texas; one son, Bill Prochaska of Pomona, Kan.; grandchildren, Tom and Angela Koepsel, Kris Koepsel, Sandra Smith, Codie Prochaska and Caitlin Prochaska; one great grandchild, William Edward Koepsel; three sisters, Opal Roberts of Pryor, Okla., Jessie Long of Afton, Okla., and a twin, Nola Chamberlain, of Afton; and one brother, Leslie Dillinger of Miami, Okla.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lela Barnes, and a brother, Wilber Dillinger.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Stephen Quentin born September 27, 1949 passed away as a result of an extended illness. He will be deeply missed by all. Not a day went by that Stevie was not happy to be here, but he is now in God's hands and smiling once again.
Stephen is survived by: his mother and step-father, Joanna and Gene Kizziar; father, Kermit Turner; brother, Michael Turner, and three sisters, Debi Van Nostrand, Robyne Rohde, and Jackie Morris and their wife and husbands. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles that loved him dearly.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2002 at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Guardian West Funeral Home, Oklahoma City, Okla.
DECATUR, Ark. - Barbara Quinn, age 47, died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. Born July 2, 1954 in San Jose, Calif., she was the daughter of "Doc" Quinn and Clara Williams Quinn. She had been a resident of Decatur since 1995, formerly a resident of Los Banos, Calif. Ms. Quinn was an accounting clerk for Peterson Industries and attended Shepherds Chapel in Noel, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lilburn Quinn.
Survivors include: two brothers, Bill Quinn of Redmond, Ore., and Jeff Quinn of Salinas, Calif.; four sisters, Mava Sallaberry of Gentry, Ark, Marilyn Hulsey of Kansas City, Mo., LaReye Brownell of Fresno, Calif., and LaNell Nunes of Colcord, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services was Monday, February 4, at Wasson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Stuart Bell officiating. Services were under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-9990.
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Bill Randolph, 71-year-old long-time resident of Siloam Springs, died Saturday, February 9, 2002 at his home. Born March 23, 1930, in Watts, Okla., he was the son of Walter Randolph and Kate Lee Dunlap Randolph. Bill was raised in Watts, graduating from Watts High School. He was a career Navy man with 20 years of service, and retired as Chief Petty Officer from the submarine force serving both in Korea and Vietnam. Bill served aboard the USS Guavina, USS Tusk, USS Amberjack, USS Ethan Allen and the USS Bream while on active duty. As a civilian he worked at the U.S. Pentagon for nine years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Siloam Springs, the V.F.W. and the American Legion. Bill was also a member of Submarine Veterans Association and Fleet Reserve Association.
Survivors include: his wife, Louise, of the home; three sons, Ronald Randolph and wife, Terry, of Oakdale, Conn., Dennis Randolph of Chantilly, Va., and Douglas Randolph of Lake Worth, Fla.; five grandchildren, A.J. Mador of Connecticut, Kimberly, Dennis, Jr. and Alyson Randolph of Virginia, and Scott Randolph of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; two brothers, John Randolph of Jay, Okla., and Jim Randolph of Watts; three sisters, Ruth Cummings of Grove, Crystean Reed of Big Cabin, Okla., and Betty Scott of Poteau, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ray Randolph, and a sister, Velma Swank.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs, with Rev. Michael Sutton and Rev. Curtis Randolph officiating. A military scattering ceremony will be held at sea at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Twin Springs, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
BERTHA AUDREY RANSOM
GENTRY, Ark. - Bertha Audrey Ransom, age 91, of Gentry, Ark., died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab Center, Siloam Springs, Ark. Born July 7, 1910 in Texhoma, Okla., she was the daughter of Ruben Boles and Grace Dubbs Boles. She was employed by Twiggs IGA in Gentry for 35 years and lived most of her life in the Cherokee City Community. Mrs. Ransom was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gentry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will "Doc" W.K. Ransom, in 1994 and one son, Lloyd.
Survivors include: one son, Howard Ransom of Riverton, Kan.; four grandchildren, Debra Wilkens, Michael Ransom, Randy Ransom, and Cindy Godin, all of Gentry; eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Wasson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Melton officiating. Burial followed at Gentry Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of the Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
HELEN FAYE REEGER
GROVE - Helen Faye Reeger, 86, of Grove, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at home in Tulsa, Okla.
Helen Reeger was born on January 8, 1916 in Sandstone, Okla., to Joe and Mary Irene (Smith) Andris. She married Monte R. Reeger on June 27, 1936 and he preceded here in death. She lived in Vinita for 25 years before moving to Grove and then to Tulsa. Mrs. Reeger was a member of the Methodist Church in Vinita.
Survivors include: three daughters, Monte Ruth Allen, Frisco, Texas, Vickie Grammer, Tulsa, and Helen Parker, Vinita; one sister, Kay Wormington, Marble Hills, Mo., and one brother, Jack Andris, Neosho, Mo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 13, at Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Mo., with Rev. Dick Weaver officiating.
Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.
LARRY J. REIFF
WICHITA, Kan. - Larry J. Reiff, resident of Wichita, died at his home July 8, 2002 after a sudden illness. He was 60.
He was born July 19, 1941 at Kansas City, Mo. He had lived in Wichita since 1972, coming from McPherson, Kan. He was an automobile salesman for Davis-Moore Auto Sales in Wichita. He married Ginger Davis on January 7, 1983. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Michal Stewart of Houston, Texas, and Ryan Stewart of Olathe, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Brenda Wilson; and his mother-in-law, Ethel Davis, of Bernice.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Ballard Cemetery in Bernice with Rev. Gene Jones officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.
CARROLL E. RHODES
MIAMI, Okla. - Carroll E. Rhodes, 83, of Miami, Okla., a retired cattle rancher and contractor, died at his home Tuesday, September 3, 2002.
Visitation will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 5, at the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Miami. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Galena, Kan.
Services are under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.
ETHEL MAE RICE
GROVE - Ethel Mae Rice, age 88, died Saturday, January 26, 2002 at her home.
Ethel Rice was born on October 2, 1913 in Benton County, Ark., to Clark Cleveland and Luetta (Wells) Callis. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Rice lived in Grove most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Joy Sunday School Class, and a volunteer at the Grove Senior Center. Her favorite past times were bowling, fishing, and traveling.
Survivors include: one sister, Velma Jones of Woodland, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son, Roger Callis, two brothers, and one sister.
Services will be held at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Grove on Wednesday, January 30, at 10 a.m. with Dr. Robin Cowin officiating. Burial will follow in the Wyandotte Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home of Grove.
JERALD ALAN RILEY
WATTS, Okla. - Jerald Alan Riley, 53, of Watts, died October 7, 2002 at his home. Born January 2, 1949 in Siloam Springs, Ark., he was the son of Ervin O. Riley and Louise Decker Riley. He was raised in Springtown, Ark., and graduated from Gentry High School in 1967. He lived in Oklahoma City prior to moving to Watts six years ago. He was a mechanical engineer for Nance Machine in Siloam Springs and was affiliated with West Siloam Springs Assembly of God Church. Alan was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Louise Riley.
Survivors include: his wife, Kathy Adams Riley, of Okmulgee, Okla.; three sons, Justin Riley of Okmulgee, Charlie Riley of Stillwater, Okla., and Daniel Riley of Okmulgee; three sisters, Gwen Powell and husband, Bob, of Gentry, Ark., Nila Sams and husband, Ray, of Bentonville, Ark., and Carolyn Butts and husband, Larry, of West Siloam Springs, Okla.; one brother, Larry David Riley and wife, Lynda, of Colcord, Okla.; three great nephews; and two great nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 11, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, with Pastor John Butts, Pastor Dennis Jech, and Rev. Doug Little officiating. Burial will follow at Springtown Cemetery, Springtown. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Wasson Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.
KENNETH LEROY RILEY
COLCORD, Okla. - Kenneth Leroy Riley, age 78, of Colcord, Okla., died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Born September 15, 1923, in Delaware County, Okla., he was the son of Mack Riley and Lillie Cockrell Riley. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during WWII in U.S. Company L 329 in Belgium as an infantryman and later as a munitions worker for the Ground Air Force. He had been married to Juanita King Riley for 58 years, having married on June 9, 1943. Mr. Riley was a car salesman with Bob Gray Pontiac Buick, Siloam Springs, Ark., prior to retirement. He was affiliated with First Christian Church of Siloam Springs. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Riley.
Survivors include: his wife, Juanita, of the home; one son, Leon Riley, of Colcord; one daughter, Karen, and husband, Max Billingsly of Collinsville, Okla.; one granddaughter, Kimberly Bell, and husband, Lawrence, of Siloam Springs; one grandson, Kent Riley, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Clemens, of Siloam Springs.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 17, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. Funeral services will be Monday, March 18, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Larry Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Allen Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of the Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
TEANNE PAYTON RILEY
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Teanne Payton Riley, 48, of rural Fairland, died Friday November 22, 2002 at her home after an illness.
Ms. Riley was born April 22, 1654 in Welch, Okla. to Leland and Betty (Bright) Riley. She has lived in Ottawa County all her life. She was a 1972 graduate of Miami High School and received her nursing degree from Afton area Vo-tech in 1994.
Ms. Riley was a member of the Miami Church of the Nazarene and the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
Ms. Riley worked for Dr. Sally Berge, Tender Loving Care Home Health, and Country Style Home Health until her cancer was diagnosed in 2000. She loved caring for people and missed her work very much.
Survivors include: her companion, Cecil Bedford of the home; three sons, Jesse Payton of Miami, Okla., K.J. Payton of Fairland, Jakeob Payton of Bentonville, Ark.; one sister, Connie Pierce of Bentonville, Ark.; one grand child ,Randy Michael Boyd.
Ms . Riley's parents, a son, Riley Payton, brother, Ivan Riley and sister, Phyllis Brown preceded her in death.
Funeral services here held 10:00 am Monday November 25, at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Jerry Von Moss officiated. Ms. Riley 's wish was to be cremated and her remains returned to her farm where her love of wildlife and nature filled her life since childhood. Arrangements were under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
THOMAS E. 'GENE' ROBERSON
GROVE - Thomas E. "Gene" Roberson, age 85, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in the Grove General Hospital. The son of Thomas E. and Cordealia (Cates) Roberson, he was born on July 9, 1916 in Ripley Co., Mo. He married Ollie B. Artz on November 4, 1942 in Dewey, Okla. He had served in the CCC in 1938. Gene was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army as a Tech Sergeant in Europe. He had Roberson Grocery in Moran, Kan., for almost 20 years, retiring in 1981. In the early 1980's he was Mayor of Moran. They moved to Grove in August of 1981. He attended the First Baptist Church in Grove. Gene was a member of the VFW in Moran and Grove. His parents and a daughter, Linda Marcelle Roberson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his wife, Ollie Roberson, of Grove; two brothers, Ray Roberson of St. Louis, Mo., and Bill Roberson of Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Lessie Bennett of Carthage, Mo.; one grandson, Tom Roberson; and one great-grandson, Thomas Eugene Roberson.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the graveside in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville, Okla. The Ceremonial Team of the James H. Teel American Legion Post #105 will give military rites.
The services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.