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James Keese

Aug 10, 1953 - Nov 26, 2023

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Enid, OK

James Carroll "Jim" Keese, 70, of Enid, Oklahoma, passed away on November 26, 2023. Born on August 10, 1953, in Massena, New York, Jim was a kind man who never met a stranger and always did his best to help those in need. He was a very selfless person, always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it was through monetary support, providing clothes, or sharing his various skills. Jim is survived by his siblings: Judy Grinstead, Rose Haggart, Wesley Keese, Barry Keese, Karen Hanes, and Kimberly ...Read More

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Kenneth Vernon Smith

May 25, 1924 - Feb 25, 2024

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Enid, OK

Funeral services for Kenneth Vernon Smith, 99, of Enid, will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Oakwood Christian Church with Pastor Alan Seibel officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home and Crematory. Kenneth was born May 25, 1924 in Durham, Kansas to Jacob and Lydia (Koehn) Smith, and passed away February 25, 2024 at the United Methodist Commons in Enid. Kenneth was raised on farms near Meno, OK. In 1943 at the age of 18, Kenneth enlisted in the US Army and served in an anti-aircraft artillery unit, fighting on Luzon Island, Philippines. After the war, he attended Oklahoma State A & M at Okmulgee studying building houses. On May 2, 1947 Kenneth married Bernadine Mae Wagoner. From 1948 to 1956, Kenneth worked for Long Bell Lumber Co.; where he learned to build cabinets. From 1956 to 1961 he lived and farmed in Coyle and built houses in Stillwater. From 1961 to 1968 he farmed in Fairmont and worked for Lee Unruh building houses. From 1968 to 1986 he founded and ran the Smith Construction Co. From 1986 to 2004 Kenneth was a master carpenter for Edgewood Arms, Winchester West and Indian Oaks apartments. In his post home building years Kenneth made various pieces of furniture and craft items. He made a roll top desk and a very nice China cabinet. He made wooden bowls using a wood lathe. He made decorative shelves for displaying glass figurines and many other household items. Kenneth is survived by seven children: Kenneth Smith Jr and wife Ruth, of Piedmont, OK; Judy Henderson and husband Eldon, of Enid; Sherrie Reed of Enid; Gayla Hopkins of Enid; Troy Smith and wife Michelle, of Enid; Deanie Jaggers and husband Matt, of Tompsons Station, TN; and Terry Smith and wife Patty, of Johnstown, CO; as well as a multitude of grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Lydia, and wife Bernadine. Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s name may be made to Oakwood Christian Church with Ladusau-Evans serving as custodian of the funds. Condolences to the family may be made and services viewed online at ladusauevans.com.

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Betty Louise Goddard

May 03, 1930 - Feb 22, 2024

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Enid, OK

Betty Louise (Sanders) Goddard was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 3, 1930. She is the daughter of Kimball Eugene and Mayme Lorena (Ahner) Sanders. Betty attended school in Osage, Oklahoma, where she completed her education. Betty was later united in marriage to James Goddard on Oct 19, 1946, establishing their home in Osage, Oklahoma, where they resided for 11 years. Four sons are in that union: Andy, Bud, Alan, and Terry. In 1957, Betty and James moved to Enid, and Betty began working at Caton Lumber Co. and, for a short time, at Munsingwear. She spent most of her life as a housewife and mother.Betty was the best mother anyone could ask for. Betty's hobbies were playing the piano, flower gardening, drawing pictures, painting, and putting jigsaw puzzles together. Playing games with Jim and her boys, camping on weekends, and taking vacations at different lakes were memorable.Betty has resided at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid, Oklahoma, since 2019. She had excellent care from all the employees at the nursing home. Betty passed away on Feb 22, 2024, at the Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid, Oklahoma.Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Kimball Eugene and Mayme Lorena Sanders; husband, James Goddard; sons, Terry Goddard and Andy Goddard; brother Bill, Ted, Dean, John, Clyde Sanders, and Hugh Smith. Survivors include her two sons; Bud Goddard and his wife Joyce of Goltry, Oklahoma, Alan Goddard and wife Kathy of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter in law Kathy (Newman) Goddard; sister, Sherry Owens of Osage, Oklahoma; several grand-kids, great-great-grand kids, she loved dearly.In lieu of flowers family request that donations to be made in honor of Betty to the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024, at the Chapman-Black Funeral Home Chapel with Dusty Giles officiating. Burial will follow in the Osage Cemetery under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home. You can visit an online memorial website for Betty at www.chapman-black.com.Copyright Notice© 2024 (Chapman-Black Funeral Home)ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This obituary is a work protected under international and federal Copyright Laws and Treaties. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution or use of this material is prohibited. No part of this compiled work may be reproduced, altered or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without express written permission from the author.The author hereby grants the newspaper the right to publish the compiled work on the dates and location provided in the submission details and further grants to the newspaper the right to reproduce the work electronically in any website or digital medium owned or controlled by the newspaper provided the copy is not altered or modified in any way. The funeral home's website domain must accompany any reproduction of the work. The work must not be used for or by any person for direct commercialized gain in competition with the author, the funeral home, or their respective businesses.Privacy DisclaimerThe information contained in this Tribute Wall is intended solely for the private use of the families and friends of the deceased to support each other and honour, respect and pay tribute to the memory of the deceased.Any and all other use is strictly prohibited. Without limiting the foregoing, any reproduction, distribution of the information contained herein, nor any contact or solicitation of any person identified in this work, nor any attempt to use the information in the work is prohibited.

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Wesley Howard Medlin

Jun 28, 1933 - Jan 29, 2024

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Enid, OK

Wesley Howard Medlin, a sweet and loyal man of God, passed away peacefully at the Baptist Nursing Center in Enid, Oklahoma on January 29, 2024. He was born on June 28, 1933, in Morton, Texas to proud parents Wesley Howard Medlin, Sr. and Grace Marie Stevens Medlin. Wesley's life was characterized by his unwavering dedication to his career, his commitment to service, and his strong faith. Wesley made a career out of working for the phone company. He dedicated many years of his life to this profession, displaying a remarkable work ethic and a genuine passion for his job. Through his hard work and dedication, he became an admirable figure within the industry. Wesley was a proud graduate of Odessa High School in the spring of 1952. His thirst for knowledge and love for learning laid the foundation for a lifetime of wisdom and intellectual growth. In addition to his professional achievements, Wesley proudly served in the U.S. Navy. His years of military service further exemplified his selflessness and devotion to his country. Wesley's contributions to the Navy will be remembered with gratitude and respect. A devoted husband and father, Wesley cherished the love and companionship he shared with his beloved wives and children. He was first married to Zora Louise Berry Medlin on November 3, 1956, in Odessa, Texas. From this union came seven children: Wayne, Debra, Pamela, Warren, Steven, Joseph and Greg. After her passing Wesley remarried Dottie Medlin on June 8, 1996 in Dennison, Texas. Together, they created a loving and nurturing environment for their children. Wesley's proudest accomplishments went beyond his professional success. He volunteered for the Rio Grande Bible Institute where they sold Bibles and provided assistance to those in need within their community. This commitment to helping others reflected Wesley's compassionate nature and desire to make a positive impact on those around him. Wesley will forever be remembered by his surviving family members including son Wayne H. Medlin of Colorado, daughter Debra J. Medlin of Garber, daughter Pamela Gilbert of Texas, son Warren Medlin and his wife Charlie of Texas. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren who will carry on his legacy with pride. Wesley's memory will be cherished by his brother Charles Medlin and his wife Judy of California, sister Joyce Banks of Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Wesley was preceded in death by his father Wesley Howard Medlin Sr., mother Grace Marie Stevens, wife Zora Medlin, wife Dottie Medlin, son Steven Medlin, son Joseph Medlin, son Greg Medlin, daughter-in-law Maria Medlin, brother O. Wayne Medlin. He also leaves behind a brother-in-law Danny Gilbert and brother-in-law Leo Banks. Although he is no longer with us, Wesley's spirit will continue to live on through the memories and lives he has touched. Wesley Howard Medlin will be fondly remembered as a dedicated professional, a loving family man, and a faithful servant of God. His humble demeanor, kind-heartedness, and unwavering faith will forever serve as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.Friends and family will gather at the First Baptist Church of Garber on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 1 p.m. to Celebrate his life and say goodbye. Pastor Tom Legrand will officiate. Navy Funeral Honors will be performed by the U.S. Navy Colorguard at the church.

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Cloyce Dean Carr

Sep 03, 1960 - Feb 23, 2024

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Enid, OK

Services for Cloyce Dean Carr, age 63, of Enid, will be 2:00 pm, Monday, March 4, 2024 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation is from 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, March 3rd at the funeral home. A full obituary will follow soon.

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Terry Eugene Layton

Jun 06, 1956 - Feb 16, 2024

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Enid, OK

"The life celebration of Terry Eugene Layton will be at Anderson Burris Chapel at 10 am Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Terry was in the loving presence of his family and friends at the time of his passing. Terry will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. Terry Eugene Layton was born to Eldon and Lois Layton on June 6, 1956 and died February 16, 2024. He grew up in Enid attending Wilson Elementary, Longfellow Middle School, and graduated from Enid High in 1974. Terry loved his high school buddies as well as his beloved cousins. After high school, Terry married Toni White and from that union two children were born, daughter, Traci Layton-Conrady and son, Travis Layton. Terry enjoyed sports and coached many of Travis and Traci’s soccer, basketball and baseball teams. He enjoyed Nascar and stock car racing. He played golf with his best buddies and helped his daughter hit a hole in one at Rolling Meadows Golf course near Garber. He later married Vickie Stuart on May 17, 1995 and they worked together in the blending of a new family. He played an important role in the lives of April Thompson and Joseph Stuart. He loved Christmas holidays together as well as camping trips at the lake. He loved fishing with his family and friends. He taught both his children as well as all the grandchildren how to fish. Vickie and Terry have celebrated life together for over 30 years. Terry worked for RA White Painting and then later opened his own business where he and long time friend Shane Hulsey worked together and painted many of Enid’s newest homes. Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Elaine Layton, brother Denny Lee and son Joseph Stuart. He is survived by Vickie Layton (spouse), daughters Traci Layton-Conrady and April Thompson and son, Travis Layton; father, Eldon Layton. He leaves behind 5 awesome grandsons, Austin King, Joseph Stuart, Eric Layton, Ethan Conrady and Logan Thompson."

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Linda Sue Lyon

May 26, 1950 - Feb 14, 2024

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Enid, OK

"A Celebration of Life Service for Linda Sue Lyon, age 73 of Enid, will be Saturday, September 14, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Enid Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory. Linda was born on May 26, 1950, in Enid, Oklahoma to Robert and Turah Cline Flowers and passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 in Enid. She was an LPN and worked passionately as a nurse in Enid for many years. She devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and to being the best nurse that she could be to her patients. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Turah Matussak, nieces Leanne Dye, Jennifer Dye and Andrea Wilson. She leaves behind her three daughters, Jacque Garver, Crystal Knight and Marieta Coulson, seven siblings, Leota Musto and husband Steven, Randy Vrska and wife Jeanette, Rita Gaunt and husband Greg, Mary Wilson, David Matussak, Joseph Matussak and wife Patricia and James Matussak and wife Valerie along with many nieces nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home to help the family with expenses."

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Yovenne Marie Thomas

Sep 21, 1928 - Feb 14, 2024

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Enid, OK

"A celebration of life for Yovenne Marie Thomas, 95, of Garber will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at a later date at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery at Spring Lake, NC. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 6-7pm at the funeral home. Yovenne passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 in Enid. Yovenne was born September 21, 1928 in Flint, Michigan to James Henry and Beryl (Crawford) Ostrom. She was raised on the family farm and attended school in Flint, MI. She went on to work at Angelo’s Coney Island Restaurant which led her to meet her soulmate, James Robert Thomas, whom she married March 21, 1953 in Flint, MI, and were happily married for 58 years until his passing. She was a proud and devoted Army wife, which led them to GA where they welcomed their son Floyd; the Army led them to Vicenza, Italy as a family before coming to Fort Sill, OK where they welcomed their daughter’s Annette and Robin, after they completed their family the moved to Fort Bragg, NC. In North Carolina Yovenne was the Cafeteria Manager at Ashley Elementary School in Fayetteville, NC and waiting for her beloved to return home from secret overseas missions, while not even knowing where he was. She spent most of her time looking after her children and helping with their activities: with baseball, coaching softball, volleyball fundraisers, church bazaars, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Yovenne was also active with the Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary, Arizona Chapter of Special Military Active Retired Travel Club (SMART) which she also held several offices, and she was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge where she also held several offices. She also enjoyed many hobbies including traveling, quilting, sewing, crafting, and cooking for large groups with SMART. Yovenne was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Robert “Bob” Thomas, her parents, and all 9 of her siblings; her granddaughter Amber Stepha Hastings, and great grandson Byron James O’Rourke. She is survived by her children, son Floyd Thomas (Marlene) of Pine Hurst, NC, daughter Annette Riggins (Richard) of Garber, and daughter Robin Stalnaker (Edward) of Enid, OK. Grandchildren: Theresa Thomas, Gary Lambert (Mindy), Kevin Painter, Mark Painter (Karlene), Thomas (TJ) Painter, Karie Christner, Damien Kono-Riggins, Nathon Kono-Riggins, Micah Kono-Riggins (Paige), Melissa Kono, Michelle Kono, and Kevin Stalnaker. Great Grandchildren: LeeAnn, Gary III, Robert, Kassandra, Brady, Cayde, Brayden, Brooklyn, Callum, Madilyn, Jaxon, Jaylynn Cooper, Cambridge, Malachi, Cadence, Felicity, Zachary, Cayla, Chase, Nala, Mya, Jupiter. Great Great Grandchildren: Daegan, Zayvier, Octavya, Gary IV, Brayleigh. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Daily Bread or Loaves and Fishes."

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Georgia Evern Fuchs

Sep 28, 1933 - Feb 13, 2024

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Enid, OK

"Georgia Evern Fuchs, 90, passed peacefully from this earthly life on February 13, 2024 in Enid, Oklahoma. Georgia was born in Aline, Oklahoma on September 28, 1933 to Everett Louis and Margaret Helen (Morehead) Daily, just 45 years after Grandpa Libby settled the territory in the Land Run of 1889. Everett, as an employee of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC\u0026amp;GS), provided a remarkable life of travel to Margaret, Georgia and her younger brother Jimmy. Georgia graduated highschool in Flint, Michigan and met her husband James Elmer Fuchs (Jim), at a USC\u0026amp;GS party in Ladysmith, WI in 1952. Jim and Georgia were married on March 5, 1954 in Brenham, Texas and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary before Jim’s final move to Heaven on January 10, 2014. They had four children: Douglas Bruce Fuchs (Maryann) of Conroe, Texas; Joel Raymond Fuchs; Leanna Carol Sheppard (Larry) of Houston, Texas; and Janet Lynn Roberts (Lee) of Wakita, Oklahoma. Georgia and Jim moved around the nation a remarkable 100 times before retiring to Enid in 1992. She lived at Burgundy Place in Enid since 2019. The last of her generation, Georgia was preceded in death by Jim; her parents; brothers Everett Jr. and Jimmy; son Joel (2020); grandson Preston (1985); and son-in-law Larry Michael Sheppard (2021). Georgia and Jim leave a legacy of grandchildren: Zachary James Fuchs (Tiffany) of Yukon, OK; Daniel James Fox (Helen) of Conroe, TX; Bradley Fox of Houston, TX; Peter Sheppard (Christina) of Baytown, TX; Georgia Elizabeth “Beth” Barnard (Ty) of Nash, OK; Ryan Sheppard (Hannah) of Houston, TX; James Moody (Lauren) of Stillwater, OK. Great-grandchildren include: Wyatt James Fox; Laramie and Wilder Sheppard; Thomas Sheppard; Nolan and Mark Barnard; and Piper Moody. Georgia is survived by her dear in-laws Ed \u0026amp; Vi Fuchs of Bismarck, ND; Ken \u0026amp; Mary Ann Fuchs of Williston, ND; Carole \u0026amp; Paul Wogen of Minneapolis, MN; nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the employees of Burgundy Place for their many kindnesses over the last years of Georgia’s life. Graveside service will be held Monday, Feb 19, 2024, 1 PM, Square Cedar Cemetery, Cleo Springs, OK. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the funeral home to OMRF-Heart Division. Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris.com."

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Mildred Marie Huey

Sep 17, 1930 - Feb 01, 2024

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Enid, OK

"Mildred Huey 9/17/1930 – 2/1/2024 Midred Marie Huey went to be with her Lord who say, “Whoever liveth and believe in me, shall never die”, John 11:25 Graveside service for Mildred Huey, will be Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm in Memorial Park Garden Chapel with Kendon Mulanax officiating. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory. Mildred was born in Chester, Oklahoma to LeRoy and Georgia (Mangus) Hughes. They moved to Longdale, Oklahoma when she was 3 and finally to Enid in 1944. During this time, she met Floyed Clifton Huey and they married and had 3 children, Donna, Noland and Glenn. In 1963, they started the Huey Nursery and Landscaping that was their life. They were founding members of the Calvary Assembly of God Church. She is survived by sons Noland and wife, Karen Huey and Glenn and wife, Robbie Huey of Enid; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; daughter, Donna (Huey) Ventonis; grandson, Jacob Scott Huey. Memorials may be made through Anderson-Burris to Salvation Army of Enid."

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Karl Wayne Girty

Dec 07, 1964 - Jan 22, 2024

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Enid, OK

"Graveside service for Karl Wayne Girty, age 59 of Enid, is 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024, in the Enid Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Karl was born December 7, 1964, in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Jerry and Evalyn Chew Girty and passed away Monday, January 22, 2024 in Enid. Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses."

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