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Chellie Butler

Jul 31, 1940 - Nov 17, 2023

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Owasso, OK

"Chellie Mae Butler was born July 31, 1940, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Silas DeWitt Johnson and Birdie Salmon Johnson. She died Friday, November 17, 2023, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 83 years. Chellie was married May 31, 1958, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Alan Clarence Butler. She spent most of her working life as a homemaker and caring for her family. Chellie attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including cross-stitching, reading, and workin...Read More

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Ruby “Evelyn” Gosney

Jun 08, 1928 - Feb 23, 2024

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Owasso, OK

"Ruby “Evelyn” Gosney was born on June 8, 1928, in Miami, Oklahoma to Dan Raymond Speer and Maudie Virgie (Padgett) Speer. She passed from this life on Friday, February 23, 2024, in Owasso, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years. Evelyn was raised and educated in the Miami area and graduated with the Blue Jacket High School Class of 1947. She was married on December 21, 1947, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Ernest William Gosney. Evelyn spent most of her working life in the home raising her two children, Danny and Sandra. She was a proud member of Trinity Holiness Assembly of God Church in Owasso for over 50 years. In her spare time, Evelyn enjoyed a variety of past times such as gardening, quilting, going to church, cooking, canning, and spending time with her family. She is survived by: 4 Grandchildren; Kim Wysong and husband Todd Danny Gosney and wife Melissa Heather Brynildson and husband John Olivia Gosney 10 Great Grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Maudie, husband, Ernest, two brothers, Arnold and Norman, sister, Barbara, son, Danny, and her daughter, Sandra. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Trinity Holiness Assembly of God Church in Owasso. Interment will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma."

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Joann A. Chew

Jul 29, 1926 - Feb 18, 2024

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Owasso, OK

"Joann A. Chew was born July 29, 1926, in Joplin Missouri, to Hiram Walker Atherton and Mary Ruby Atherton Garde. She died Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 97 years. Joann was reared and educated in Joplin and was a graduate of Joplin High School. During that time, she was a member of the National Honor Society. She continued her education after high school attending business school. She was married June 13, 1948, in Joplin, Missouri, to Kenneth Chew. Joann spent her professional working life as a telegram operator and finance assistant with Western Union. She balanced her work with that of homemaker caring for her family. Joann was a longtime faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including spending time gardening and birdwatching. Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include: Children; Kendall Barefoot Laurel England and husband Brent Robin Mullins Tim Chew and wife Katy Grandchildren; Jaime Moback and wife Tetsuko Christie Young and husband Jeff Darcy McDonald and husband Scott Kallie England Nyssa England Megan Mullins Reid Mullins Kyle Mullins Maine Chew Jarrod Chew She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenneth Chew, two brothers, Dale Atherton and Earl Atherton, and one sister, Merry Cabetage. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Leonard Pirtle officiating. Final resting place will be next to her husband at Osborne Memorial Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com"

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Rodney Alan Malwick

Jul 24, 1965 - Feb 25, 2024

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Owasso, OK

Rodney Alan Malwick, 58, diesel mechanic and resident of Owasso, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was born Saturday, July 24, 1965 in Stroud, Oklahoma to Dale Charles Malwick and Patricia Ann (McElroy) Malwick.No services scheduled at this time. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Rodney Alan Malwick, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Sue Scruggs

Dec 23, 1936 - Feb 24, 2024

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Owasso, OK

Sue Scruggs passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, in Owasso, OK at the age of 87. Sue was born to Carl Benton and Gena Marie (Smallwood) Scruggs in Judsonia, AR on December 23, 1936. She was a lifelong member of the area, having worked for Silvey Insurance Company for 45 years until her retirement.

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Grieving Nex Benedict

Jan 07, 2008 - Feb 07, 2024

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Owasso, OK

In memory of Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old nonbinary youth from El Paso, Texas, who tragically passed away on February 8, 2024, following a brutal assault at Owasso High School in Oklahoma, we mourn a life cut short and reflect on the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding their death. Nex, born on January 11, 2008, identified as nonbinary, using they/them pronouns. Described as a nature lover, cat enthusiast, and straight-A student, Nex enjoyed activities like watching "The Walking Dead," drawing, reading, and playing Ark and Minecraft. Their family fondly recalled Nex's love for cooking and creating unique recipes. The incident unfolded on February 7, with three older girls reportedly assaulting Nex in a high school bathroom. Despite the severity of the attack, medical assistance was not promptly provided on-site, raising concerns about the school's response to such violence. Nex was taken to the hospital by their grandmother after the fight, released that evening, but tragically passed away the next day. Amidst the tragedy, questions arise about the school's policies, the role of in-school resource officers, and the obligation to address the situation promptly. It is a stark reminder of the vulnerability nonbinary individuals often face, even in educational settings. Despite the gravity of this incident, media coverage has largely overlooked Nex's story, misgendering and deadnaming them. In contrast, sensationalized reports about a non-trans-related incident have garnered undue attention. We remember Nex not only for the unimaginable challenges they faced but as a young soul deserving of a full and happy life. Our thoughts are with Nex's family and friends. May they find peace and justice, and may Nex's memory be a catalyst for broader conversations about ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, regardless of their gender identity. Rest in power, Nex.

Kathie Fierro

May 11, 1949 - Feb 05, 2024

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Owasso, OK

Kathie Fierro, age 74, passed peacefully in Owasso Oklahoma on February 5th, 2024. She was born May 11, 1949 in Inglewood California.She's survived by her husband, Armando, married 52 years, daughter Angela and sister Diane. As well has her 9 grandchildren and her 3 great grandchildren and 4 grand-dogs.Kathie retired in Owasso, Oklahoma for the last 5 years of her beautiful life with her husband Armando. They married on July 7th, 1972. Having two beautiful daughters, Tina and Angela.Kathie worked at CCI Controls as a secretary for over 20 years. She also joined weight watchers and loved her WW family, and was an avid walker.She would never forget a special day or moment and sent many beautiful hand written cards sending her love and encouragement.Kathie would often accompany her sister Diane in the summer months in San Marcos for some well needed sister time and fun.Although she never had a pets, she had befriended all the amazing pets in her neighborhood as well has her daughter Angela, 3 dogs, named Chandler, Buttercup, Baby G, and her grandsons newest puppy Sequoia.Kathie Fierro would pass peacefully next to her husband and best friend Armando Fierro on February 5th, 2024, and would soon join her oldest daughter, Tina Gamponia, who passed in 2007 of colon cancer.

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Clifford Birtton Risley

May 27, 1943 - Feb 10, 2024

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Owasso, OK

Clifford Birtton Risley, 80 years old; passed from this life on February 10, 2024 In Owasso, Oklahoma. He was born May 27, 1943 in Qualls, Oklahoma to parents Ruby Marie, and Guy Birtton Risley. Clifford married Christine (Tina) on October 25, 1962 They have been married for 61 Years. They have five children Wayne, Samantha, David, Alex and Sarah. He was a career construction sheetrock hanger. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved Hunting, anything that had a season Especially racoons and deer. He also loved to fish for anything he could catch and was known for his extraordinary patience when doing either. His famous quote (They will be along directly “drectly”) He also loved sharing these experiences with His family and especially his grandchildren. Clifford is preceded in death by his Father, Mother, one Sister Virginia Queen, Brothers Ray Risley, Floyd Risley, and Glen Risley. His son and daughter-n-law Wayne and Belinda Risley, and daughter Sarah Torrance. Clifford is survived by his wife Christine (Tina) Risley, Daughter Samantha Law Sons David and Alex Risley. Lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Leona Armor (Darrell), Wynona Cordray (Dennis), Viola Norris, and brother John T Risley.

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Terry Alan Hazlewood

Sep 15, 1945 - Jan 23, 2024

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Owasso, OK

Terry Alan Hazlewood, a cherished family man and esteemed member of the Owasso community, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on September 15, 1945, in Tupelo, Mississippi, Terry was the son of the late Edgar Alan Hazlewood and Edith Massie. His journey through life took him from his southern roots to the heart of Oklahoma, where he established a legacy of kindness and generosity that touched the lives of many.Terry's formative years in Tupelo laid a strong foundation for the man he would become—a person of unwavering integrity and warmth. His move to Owasso, Oklahoma, marked the beginning of a new chapter, where he met and married the love of his life, Florence Katherine Hazlewood. Their enduring partnership was blessed with two wonderful children, Monte and Lottie Hazlewood, who in turn filled Terry's life with the joy of five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Professionally, Terry was a skilled brick mason, known for his meticulous craftsmanship and dedication to excellence. His hands shaped not only the bricks and mortar of the structures he worked on but also the lives of those who had the privilege to work alongside him. Terry took great pride in his remodel work, transforming spaces with his keen eye for detail and his commitment to creating beauty in the world.Beyond his work, Terry's true passion lay in the time he spent with his family and the meaningful contributions he made to the AA Fellowship. For 39 years, he was a steadfast presence in the Fellowship, sharing his journey with others and offering a helping hand to those in need. His unwavering support and wise counsel were sources of comfort and inspiration to countless individuals seeking guidance on their path to recovery.Those who knew Terry would describe him as the epitome of friendliness. His kind demeanor and generous spirit were evident in every interaction. He approached life with a gentle smile and an open heart, always ready to extend a helping hand or a word of encouragement. His presence was a beacon of light, and his absence will leave a profound void in the hearts of all who loved him.As we bid farewell to Terry Alan Hazlewood, we are reminded of the indelible mark he has left on this world. His legacy will live on through the cherished memories shared by his family, the structures he built with his hands, and the lives he touched with his compassionate soul. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will continue to guide and inspire us, as we carry forward the lessons of love, kindness, and generosity he embodied throughout his life.Terry's life was a testament to the power of human connection and the impact one person can have on a community. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Florence; his son, Monte; his daughter, Lottie; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and the many friends and individuals whose lives he enriched. Though our hearts grieve, we take solace in knowing that Terry's legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those he loved and the community he served with such devotion.

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Maria Vassiliou

Oct 10, 1934 - Feb 01, 2024

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Owasso, OK

"Maria Vassiliou was born on October 10, 1934, in Athens, Greece to Christos Vassiliou and Anastasia Vassiliou. She passed from this life on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at her home in Owasso, Oklahoma at the age of 89 years. Maria was raised and educated in Athens and on the island of Mytilene in Greece where she graduated from the Girls High School of Mytilene in 1953. In 1961 she married her first husband, Stelios Zacharopoulos, and in 1963 birthed her first child Christos. In 1965, she moved to the United States with them where her daughter, Loretta was born in 1966 in Chicago. The family moved to Queens, New York in 1967 when she got a job working for the Greek Mission to the United Nations. While working full time and raising her children, she furthered her education by earning a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in NYC, and a master’s degree from New York University in NYC. Maria devoted her life to fighting for and defending human rights. She started as a Human Rights Expert working for decades for the Greek Mission to the United Nations, representing Greece on the 3rd committee of the UN in NYC. In 1991, she was chosen to serve as first assistant to the High Commissioner of Human Rights to the United Nations and moved to Geneva, Switzerland. In 1996, she “retired” to Greece where she started and ran her own Non-Governmental Organization for over 20 years “The Human Rights Defense Center.” In these years, she helped many Greeks (both children with anti-bullying work and adults), many people in Balkan countries, including Cypriot prisoners in Turkey, girls and women who were trafficked throughout Europe and so many others. She was married on July 8, 1993, in Geneva, Switzerland to Harry Psomiades, the love of her life. In her spare time, Maria loved spending time with her children, and then her grandchildren, as well as various pastimes such as swimming, playing tennis, reading, and most of all helping others. She is survived by: 1 Child, Loretta Anastasia Zacharopoulos Farrell; 3 Grandchildren, Michael Christos Farrell, Joshua Thomas Farrell, Anastasia Zoe Farrell; Siblings, Constance “Toto” Tagopoulos, Demetra Egan, Julia Roussou. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christos and Anastasia Vassiliou; her husband, Harry Psomiades; and her greatest devastation was the loss of her son, Chris Zacharopoulos, at the age of 26, in December 1989. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Both the visitation and the funeral service will be in the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel."

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Bonnie Jeannine Shackelford

Apr 24, 1958 - Jan 28, 2024

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Owasso, OK

"Bonnie Jeannine Shackelford was born April 24, 1958, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Jack Edward Stewart and Phyllis Jo (Picaman) Stewart. She passed from this life on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at her home in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 65 years. Bonnie was raised in Tulsa, and attended Mclain High School, but transferred to and graduated from Edison High School. After graduation, Bonnie got a job with Bank of Oklahoma as a receptionist. She worked there throughout her entire career, retiring as Financial Systems Administrator as well as Assistant Vice President, after 44 years of service. Her favorite past times after retirement were talking to neighbors, phone calls with friends that would last hours, and playing Red Ball slot machines at the casino. Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include daughters, Catrina Shackelford, of Owasso, Oklahoma, and Brooke Shackelford, of Joplin, Missouri; grandchildren, Silas Shackelford, of Oologah, Oklahoma, and Jadyn Newman, of Ketchum, Oklahoma; brothers, Jack Stewart, Jr., of Germany, and Jimmy Lee Stewart, of Skiatook, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Phyllis Stewart. The memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso, with Reverend Kevin Laufer officiating."

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