Obituaries

Carolyn R. Monroe

Carolyn R. Monroe died on January 28, 2015 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born on November 17, 1946 in Oklahoma City to John and Betty Reinhart. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Jim Monroe; devoted children Sean King, Shannon (Judy) King, Tori King, Mindy (Mark) Butler, Mikki (Desmond) Dockins, Lisa Brittian; grandchildren Peter King, Callie King, Sydney Butler, Brock Butler, Lillian Brittian, and Sarah Dockins; and brothers David and John Reinhart. Viewing will be Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 4-8PM at the funeral home. A Wake Service will be held at 6:00PM, Friday, January 30, 2015 at Vondel Smith North Colonial Chapel.

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Tom Welsh

Tom Welsh, formerly from Mills Funeral Home past away Sunday. Funeral will be held 2pm Wednesday the 14th at the funeral home chapel. Brunel-Mills Funeral Home. 1410 east Carl Albert Parkway, McAlester, ok. 918-426-0404

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B.T. Walker

We have just learned of the death of B.T. Walker. His services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel in Shawnee.

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Crenshaw obit picAl Crenshaw

Al Edward Crenshaw, one of the kindest and gentlest of men made his journey to Heaven on Thursday, September 3, 2014. He will always be remembered by all who knew him by his loving nature, his quiet personality, his dry sense of humor and his silver hair- You could always find him in a crowd of people.

Al was born to his parents Cecil and Martha Mae Crenshaw on Saturday, August 25, 1928 in his grandparents€™ home in Marlow, OK. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1947 and in his early years he worked in the oil business. He later decided that he wanted to pursue a career in the funeral business. He attended Dallas Institute-Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1954 which began his career where he served the people of OK for over 55 years with dignity and kindness. He always made his grieving families feel “all would be well”€.

He was a very proud father of sons Chris, Craig, Clay, and Rob and daughter, Sherri Elaine. He was a member in the Sertoma Club of OKC and was President from 1980 thru 1982. Al was a member of Western Oaks Christian Church OKC. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Martha Mae Crenshaw; sons Chris and Rob; grandson Seth and great-granddaughter Natalie Elaine Pearce. Al is survived by his wife Dora Ann of OKC; sons, Craig and wife Michelle Crenshaw of Choctaw, Clay Crenshaw of Stillwater; daughter Sherri and husband Paul Pearce of Carrollton, TX; 9 grandchildren; one great-great grandson; his sister Peggy Tinsley of OKC as well as many other beloved family members and treasured friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from noon to 8PM. Services to celebrate his life will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flower please make donations to The Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140-4131. We will be seeing YOU Big Al -€“ one day.

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Eric Zentner

Eric ZentnerIn Memoriam:  On6-20-14, OFDA learned of the death of Eric Zentner who owned and operated Fraley Funeral Supply with his wife, Beth.

Eric E. Zentner, age 45, Joplin, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from injuries he sustained in a one vehicle accident on S. Main Street near I-44.

Eric was born May 30, 1969, in Joplin, Mo., to Fred and Sandra Martin Zentner. He had lived in Joplin for the past eight years, moving from Springfield, where he had lived for 20 years.

While in Springfield, he worked in sales and as the head mechanic for J.J. ‘s Cycles. For the past seven years, he worked alongside his wife as the co-owner and operator of Fraley Funeral Supply in Joplin. He was also a sales representative for Bass Mollett Publishing and Hydrol Chemical Company.

Eric was an avid collector of World War II memorabilia and was a member of the War Relics Club. He was well thought of and people admired him for his knowledge of war history. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time hunting or fishing. Eric was a member of the Joplin Rifle Club, Forest Park Baptist Church and a beloved member of the “Corgi Nation”. He tinkered with old cars and raced dirt bikes as a boy. Of all his activities and hobbies, Eric was probably known for his “made from scratch” cooking. He never used recipes, but could make anything he set his mind to.

Eric was a 1987, graduate of Joplin High School. He and his wife, the former Beth Fraley, were high school sweethearts. They were married on July 28, 2007, in Joplin. She survives at the home.

Additional survivors include his parents, Fred and Sandra Zentner, Joplin; two brothers, Martin K. Zentner and his wife, Vicki, Westmoreland, Kan., Michael Zentner, Carl Junction; one sister, Ellen Bridgewater and her husband, David, Wichita, Kan.; nieces and nephews, Kyle Bridgewater, Joseph Bridgewater, Chrissy Zentner, Jessica Zentner, Jeffrey Zentner, Kathryn McLean, Ian McLean; aunts and uncles, Katrina and Bill Smith, G.H. and Vera Zentner; and his beloved Corgi, Princess. Eric was preceded in death by a sister, Missy McLean.

Services are planned for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Forest Park Baptist Church Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Bridgewater, Kyle Bridgewater, Luke Miller, David Bridgewater, Martin Zentner and Michael Zentner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International or to www.corgiconnection.com, in care of Parker Mortuary.

To my precious husband: “I love you so much. You were my world. I will always love you and keep you in my heart forever. I will see you again in Heaven. Thank you for loving me and always being there for me”. Beth.

Online condolences may be made at www.parkermortuary.com

Fran Sanders

OFDA has learned of the death of “€œFran”€ Sanders of Kingfisher, Ok. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rusty, Chad and Mike at this time.

Services are pending with Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher, Ok.

Brian T. Hinson

(February 13, 1939 – March 14, 2014)

image009The funeral service for Brian Tolbert Hinson, 75 year-old Enid resident, will be 11:00am Monday, March 17, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church. Reverend Andrew Phillip Long will officiate. A private family burial will precede the service in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

Brian was born February 13, 1939 in Enid to Dr. Bruce R. and Elizabeth (Henninger) Hinson and died peacefully Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital. He attended local schools and graduated from Enid High School with the class of 1957. He attended the University of Colorado where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. While at the University, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Brian was previously married to the former Janet Jones on August 20, 1960. He attended the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science graduating as Valedictorian of his class. He returned to Enid to continue working at the funeral home that his great-grandfather, H.H. Henninger, founded in 1915. He worked with Jerome Allen, and after his passing, Brian and Jerome’s son, John Allen, became partners for many years. In the late seventies, he also taught restorative art in the funeral service department at the University of Central Oklahoma.

All Brian ever wanted to do was work for the funeral home. He loved what he did and took great pride in taking care of the thousands of families he was honored to serve.

He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church. He served as past president of United Way, was an Oddfellow, and quietly supported numerous local and national charities.

Brian is survived by daughter, Katherine (Hinson) Jordan and husband, Doug of Tulsa; sons, Matt B. Hinson and wife, Betsy of Enid; Adam Tolbert Hinson of Tulsa; three step-grandsons, Cale, Connor, and Lane Daughtery, all of Enid as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousin, Dr. Barton Carl and wife, Beatrice.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bruce Hinson and infant sister, Betsy Hinson.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of St. Mary’s, Dr. Shepherd and staff, his care-givers, Vera, Lauren, Bev, Drena, and Naomi for their wonderful care. Also, thank you to the staff of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home for their support throughout this time. A very special thanks to Tom and Ruth Ann Sailors, Ruth Ann Burnett, and Janet Wright for their friendship.

Memorials can be made through the funeral home to OMRF-COPD Division or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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Mr. Windell Earl Stumpff, 73, of Bartlesville, died at 2:05 A.M. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Stumpff will be held at 10 A.M. on Monday, February 17, 2014 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Sheppard officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 P.M. on Monday at the Clio Cemetery at Jenkins, Missouri directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.

The Stumpff family will receive guests at the Stumpff Funeral Home on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 4 P.M. until 6 P.M.

A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the American Cancer Society, 4110 South 100th East Ave., Suite 101, Tulsa,Oklahoma, 74146.

Mr. Stumpff was born at Jenkins, Missouri on December 29, 1940 the son of Edgar Paul Stumpff and Pluma M. (Patton) Stumpff. He grew up and received his education at Cato, Missouri and graduated from Cassville High School at Cassville, Missouri in 1958. He was married to Carol Louise Shetley in April of 1959 at Cassville, Missouri. They made their home in Bartlesville and Mr. Stumpff attended Tulsa Barber College where he graduated in 1959. He was active as a barber at Ashley’€™s Barber Shop in the Pennington Hills Shopping Center, then with Bill Boatright at the 14th Street Barber Shop in Bartlesville and later operated his own shop in Nowata for a short time. He then moved to Springfield, Missouri where he was a representative of the Latta Distributing Company until returning to Bartlesville in the late 1960’€™s. He served as a Dewey Police Officer for two years and then was active in his own painting and home remodeling business for a number of years. In the mid 1980’€™s he became employed at the Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville as a funeral assistant until his recent illness. Carol Stumpff preceded him in death on August of 1992. Windell was also an avid antique collector for many years and made many trips to surrounding states and localities in search of antiques and shaving mugs. He married Frances Marie Miller on October 24, 1992 at Roaring River, Missouri and they have made their home in Bartlesville since that time.

Mr. Stumpff is survived by his wife, Frances of the home in Bartlesville, his four children, Angie Berry and husband Jerry of Wann, Carrie Stumpff of Tulsa, Danny Stumpff of Bartlesville and Kendell Stumpff of Bartlesville, three step children, Michael Payne, Chris Payne and Melissa Payne all of Bartlesville, five brothers, Paul Stumpff and wife Joann of Bartlesville, Larry Stumpff and wife Linda of Bartlesville, Keith Stumpff and wife Ruth of Tulsa, Jerry Stumpff and wife Carol of Hominy, Okla., and Ron Stumpff and wife Joyce of Bartlesville, 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in 1947, his mother in 2009 and a sister, Elizabeth Stumpff as an infant.

Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.

 

 

 

Floyd M. Foster, 70, a resident of Tulsa and formerly of Okmulgee and Muskogee, died Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2013 at St. John Medical Center.  Floyd was born October 5, 1942 in Mountain Home, Arkansas to Wayne and Louise (Alley) Foster.  He married Dindy Wise on February 7, 1967 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Okmulgee.

Floyd graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1960 and received his commission in the United States Army while at OU, then served in Italy.  Floyd returned to OU and completed his Bachelor’€™s Degree in Business Administration before pursuing his Funeral Service Education at the University of Central Oklahoma.  He became a licensed funeral director in 1971 and was involved in the family funeral business for a number of years.  He later spent many years as an accountant before his retirement.  Floyd was also very involved with his wife’€™s business, Dindy Foster Interiors in Tulsa.  He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at OU and loved OU Football.  Floyd was also a licensed Lay Reader in the Episcopal Church.  He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dindy Foster, of the home, his mother, Louise (Alley) Rigney, of Tulsa, a son, Gilbert York and wife Lisa of Bixby, brothers, Joe Foster and wife Linda of Muskogee and Roger Foster and Fiancée Kaki Lybbert of Dallas, a grandson, Christopher Gage York, his mother-in-law, Anne Wise of Okmulgee, a brother-in-law, Chris Wise of Okmulgee, and nephews and nieces, Jim Wise of Okmulgee, Melanie Bigbie of Norman, Taylor Foster of Muskogee and Aimee Sacco of Owasso.

The funeral service for Floyd will be held 3:00 P.M. Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer with Father Noel Doherty officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 A.M. -€“ 8:00 P.M. and Friday until 1:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’€™s or the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, in care of the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Floyd’€™s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

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In Memoriam, Ray L. Curtis – Graveside services for Ray L. Curtis, 83, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Ok. under the direction of Jim Thomas , Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, Ok.  He will lie in state at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami where visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013.

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Herbert H. Clark of Durant, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, July 26,  2o13 at the age of 84.  Mr. Clark graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1950.  Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Sally Clark; sons Roger Clark of Tishomingo, OK and Kelly Clark of Moore, OK.

 

Family hour will be from 7-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home in Durant, OK.  The service to honor his memory will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Durant.  Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Durant. Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
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