Dec 01, 1950 - Dec 01, 2023
Rima Dianne Gaithe
Aug 28, 1987 - Feb 21, 2024
"Rima Dianne Gaithe passed from this earth on February 21, 2024, unexpectedly at home in Tulsa Oklahoma at the age of 36. Rima was a free spirit, her zest for life was contagious to all who crossed her path. Her vibrant energy was tangible, and her laughter echoed with the joy of someone who cherished every moment. Whether it was dancing a version of flamenco under the stars, embarking on spontaneous adventures, or simply sharing stories with friends. Rima’s spirit knew no bounds. She’s preceded in death by her brother Steven West and her father Gaston Douglas Gaithe. Rima is survived by her mother Nancy Fergot (Elder), her siblings: Shawn Gotcher, Carmen DeTurk (Gotcher), Gaston A Gaithe and Summer Gaithe (Aqrabawi) and many other loved ones. Rima loved with all she had to give. She leaves behind a community of friends and loved ones who will forever cherish her memory. Rima’s legacy lives on in the countless lives she touched and the hearts she impacted. All who knew and loved her are welcome to share in honoring her remarkable journey."
Jackie Kay Starr (Kelly)
Aug 05, 1953 - Feb 21, 2024
"Jackie Kay Starr (Kelly), born on August 5, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2024, at the age of 70 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jackie, known for her loving and caring nature, was sometimes a bit stubborn but always had a heart full of love for her family. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found joy in listening to Elvis Presley\u0027s music and watching Jeopardy. Jackie\u0027s talent for baking was evident in the delicious fudge she made, which will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of tasting it. In her career, Jackie dedicated herself to the Corps of Engineers, showcasing her commitment to service and excellence in her work. She is survived by her daughter Natalie Wilfong, her grandchildren Jacquelyn Hayes and Kelly Carpenter, and her great-grandchildren Oliver Allen, Dayton Allen, and Lakelynn Allen. Jackie was preceded in death by her father Jack Kelly, mother Irene Gay, first husband Norely Wilfong, and second husband Robert Starr. A ceremony to honor Jackie\u0027s life will be held at Battlecreek Church on March 9, 2024. Serenity Funeral Home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. Jackie Kay Starr will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her memory will live on in the hearts of those she loved and who loved her."
Lenin Alexis Monasterio
Jun 02, 1949 - Feb 22, 2024
"With profound sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of Lenin Alexis Monasterio from El Tigre, Venezuela, who departed surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 22nd, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 74. Born on June 2nd, 1949, in El Tigre, Venezuela, Lenin was renowned in Valencia as a car salesman, entrepreneur, and businessman. He was also a dedicated Judoka, and this was a significant part of his life where he formed long lasting friendships and nurtured international athletes. He brought joy to every gathering with his cuatro, singing Venezuelan songs and spreading happiness to all who surrounded him. He leaves behind an enduring legacy of love and cherished memories. Lenin is survived by his sons and daughter Natalia, Alexis J, Alexis R, Lenin, Javier, and Jose R, as well as his adored grandsons and granddaughters Natasha, Antonella, Alexis E, Adrian, Leonardo, Sebastian, and Sofia. A celebration of his remarkable life will be held in March to honor the profound impact he had on those around him. Though he may have departed, his spirit will forever reside in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Con profundo pesar, anunciamos la partida física de Lenin Alexis Monasterio, oriundo de El Tigre, Venezuela, quien partió rodeado por su amada familia el Jueves 22 de Febrero en Tulsa, Oklahoma, a la edad de 74 años. Nacido el 2 de Junio de 1949 en El Tigre, Venezuela, Lenin era reconocido en Valencia como vendedor de autos, emprendedor y hombre de negocios. También fue un dedicado Judoka, y esta fue una parte significativa de su vida donde formó muchas amistades e incluso formó atletas a nivel internacional. Llevaba alegría a cada reunión con su cuatro, cantando canciones venezolanas y difundiendo felicidad a todos los que lo rodeaban. Lenin deja un legado perdurable de amor y recuerdos entrañables. Lenin es deja a sus hijos e hija Natalia, Alexis J, Alexis R, Lenin, Javier y Jose R, así como por sus adorados nietos y nietas Natasha, Antonella, Alexis E, Adrian, Leonardo, Sebastian y Sofia. Se llevará a cabo una celebración de su vida notable en Marzo para honrar el profundo impacto que tuvo en quienes lo rodeaban. Aunque haya partido, su espíritu residirá por siempre en los corazones de todos los que tuvieron la fortuna de conocerlo."
Marilyn Juanita Curry
Feb 06, 1926 - Feb 28, 2024
Marilyn Juanita Curry, age 98, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at her residence. She was born on February 6, 1926 in Bemis, Tennessee to Frank and Mary Lee Wise (McKenzie). Marilyn was known as a sweet, caring lady, and always properly dressed, whether in a formal setting or camping with her family. She lived in Tennessee until she moved with her family to Sand Springs, Oklahoma when she was 14. She was a graduate of Sand Springs High School, now known as Charles Page High School. Marilyn was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs until later in life when she joined Southern Hills Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her faith was the cornerstone of her life. She taught second grade Sunday school for more than 20 years and was always very active in her church. Marilyn married Milton Kitchens, Sr. and they were married for 42 years. Later she was married to Johnny Rauser of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following his death, she met and married the love of her life, Richard Curry of Tulsa. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Lee Wise, her brothers, Frank Wise and Allen Wise, her husbands, Milton Kitchens, Sr., Johnny Rauser, and Richard Curry, and her son Milton Kitchens, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Frances Cabioc of Sand Springs, her son and his wife, John Stanley and Edie Kitchens of Jenks, Oklahoma, one niece, Kara Hendricks of Sand Springs, and one nephew and his wife, Steve and Linda Wise of Richardson, Texas, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Stanleys Funeral Service, 3539 East 31st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135. Internment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5111 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lunch will be served at the home of Stan and Edie Kitchens following the service and internment. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .
Linda Sue Bankston
Jul 29, 1941 - Feb 29, 2024
Linda Sue Bankston of Tulsa, Oklahoma, peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the age of 82. She was born on Tuesday, July 29, 1941, to Jewell “JL” and Jewel (Bratton) Herndon in Tulsa. Linda grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Edison High School in 1960. She moved to the Dallas area with her sister and mother soon after, worked for Texas Instruments, and attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University, in Waxahachie, TX. This is where Linda met the love of her life, Alvin W. Bankston. They were soon married on April 24, 1964, in Oklahoma City where her brother pastor Russell Herndon presided the wedding. The couple moved to Enid, Oklahoma where they lived for over 35 years. Upon the passing of her husband in 1998, she moved to Broken Arrow, OK to live near her son Kirt; and eventually finished her years living in Tulsa with her son.Linda, in her life in Enid, was always seen out with her husband around town, restaurants, and daily activities. She always enjoyed sitting on her front porch while her husband read books. She enjoyed day trips to Oklahoma City, and weekend trips to visit family in Tulsa area and Fort Smith, Ark. She was well known by her son’s closest friends from grade school to graduation. Later in life when living in Tulsa, she looked forward to weekends spent with her son and family, and all his dogs over the years. Many things brought joy to her, she loved being outdoors and all the species of trees, seeing mountains and forests, sightseeing, watching nature, birds and backyard critters, taking long drives, and short weekender trips to see the sights. She especially loved ice cream and dessert on a regular basis. She also enjoyed gospel songs and hymnal music, reading her Bible, and quoting scripture. She loved Jesus.Linda was preceded in death by her parents Jewell and Jewel (Bratton) Herndon, husband Alvin W. Bankston, daughters Dacia Marie and Toni Danae, sisters Marie Urban, June Pickering, Christy Westbrook, and brothers Russell Herndon and Billy Herndon; and recently sister-in-law Joy Hachtmeyer, Thelma Herndon, and Tona Herndon. She is lovingly survived by her son, Kirt W. Bankston, of Tulsa; sister Cheryl Venable and her husband Jerrel Venable; brother-in-law Mel Westbrook; sister-in-law Karen Gorman; brother-in-laws Joey Patrick Bankston, Tim Bankston, Charles Hachtmeyer, and Jeff Gorman; Linda had the love and admiration of numerous nieces and nephews from the Herndon and Bankston families, and many others over a lifetime of acquaintances and friends.Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Garrett Funeral Home Broken Arrow. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in the Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home Broken Arrow. Burial will follow at Park Grove Cemetery for family and close family friends.You may share online condolences with Linda’s family @ www.garrettsfuneralhome.com. The family of Linda Sue Bankston entrusted her care, services, and burial to John & Kim Garrett & dedicated staff of Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 222 West Broadway Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, (918) 251-6464.
Gertie Jane Elvira Chisum Smith-Shaw
Nov 10, 1933 - Mar 01, 2024
Gertie Jane Elvira Chisum Smith-Shaw was born November 10, 1933 and passed from this life March 1, 2024 after a brief illness at 90 years old. She was born in Sugar Holler, Oklahoma. A small community, nestled in the hills between Muskogee and Braggs, Oklahoma. Now part of Camp Gruber, Army National Guard Training Center. Gertie, was born the third of seven children, to Albert and Carolina Chisum. All of whom proceed her in death except, one brother, Albert Chisum of Beggs Oklahoma. May 31, 1952, Gertie married the love of her life Homer Smith. Together, they had four children, Beverly DeRooy of Silvana Washington. Kay Brashear of Mannford, Oklahoma. Homer Smith, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Terry Moening of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Six grand children, Tina & Daniel Brashear, Phillip Childs, Jason Creel, Homer Smith, and Derek DeRooy. 14 great grand children and 5 great great grand children and a numerous amount of nieces, nephews and extended family. Viewing will be held at Mobley-Groesbeck Funeral Service on Tuesday March 5, 2024 between the hours of 1 and 8 pm. Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday March 6, 2024 at 11 am, with Reverend Ken Horn officiating. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .
Barbara Ann Strobel
Aug 04, 1935 - Feb 18, 2024
Barbara Ann Strobel, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, left this earth peacefully after a short illness at age 88 on February 18, 2024. She will be greatly missed but is now in heaven. Barbara was born to Euphemia and Arthur Cocklin on August 4, 1935, in Massillon, Ohio. She married Jack Strobel on August 23, 1952. They made their home in Massillon, Ohio, and then Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Jack's job was transferred to Tulsa in 1971. Her most treasured role in life was being a loving, supporting mother and grandmother. She cherished God's word, church, and serving her family. She was an excellent cook, loved football and crossword puzzles, quilting, and had a great sense of humor. After her children were older, she managed Trippets Shoe Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents: Euphemia and Arthur Cocklin; her brothers: Virgil Cocklin, Ronald Cocklin, Richard Cocklin; her sisters: Doris Hauger, Peg Rearick: her oldest son: Kirk Strobel, and her grandson: Jack Strobel III. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Jack Strobel, Jr., Wade Strobel and his wife, Tammy; Brad Strobel and his wife, Tammie; her sister: Evelyn Fichter; her brother: Robert Cocklin; seven grandchildren: Reid and his wife, Edna, Arron, Trent, Cody, Ryan, Brennan and his wife Krista, Christine; five great-grandchildren, her best friend Judy Marquis, other relatives, friends and acquaintances. The family has planned a private family remembrance for Barbara in Ohio later this summer. Arrangements were entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service & Cremation Care. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com
Jerry C. Puryear
May 12, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024
In Loving Memory of Jerry C. PuryearOn May 12, 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jerry C. Puryear was born to Insull and Lorayne Puryear, marking the beginning of a life filled with love, adventure, and cherished connections. On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the age of 78 years, Jerry bid farewell to this world, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, friendship, and unforgettable memories.Jerry's devotion to his family was unmatched. He adored his children, Lisa Roth, her husband Rob, and Ernie Puryear, and took immense pride in his grandchildren, Jonathan and Audrey Roth. His journey began in Tulsa, where he attended Will Rogers High School before bravely serving his country in the Air Force. It was during this time that he met Loreen Pazaski, his beloved wife and the mother of his children. After his service, Jerry pursued higher education, earning an accounting degree from Northeastern State University. True to his promise to Loreen, the family relocated to her hometown of Olympia, Washington, where Jerry worked as a controller for JD Dutton Construction for many years.In 1992, Jerry returned to Tulsa, where he established his business of boat storages on the family property in Sand Springs. His vibrant presence lit up every room he entered, and his distinctive deep voice left an unforgettable impression on all who knew him. Jerry valued friendship above all else, maintaining lifelong bonds from his high school and college days. He cherished his dogs as cherished companions and considered his friends as family.Jerry's zest for life knew no bounds. An accomplished water skier, he dazzled crowds with his slalom, trick skiing, and barefoot skills. His love for adventure extended to his passion for Harley Davidsons, a lifelong companion that accompanied him on countless journeys. As the "cool dad" to his children's friends and even his grandchildren's friends, Jerry's genuine interest in their lives and knack for remembering names made him a beloved figure to all.A true entrepreneur at heart, Jerry developed a computer program, Post & Profit, in the 1990s, showcasing his innovative spirit and intellect. He understood the value of quality time spent together, whether it was playing cards, cooking, or simply enjoying each other's company. His gift for making others feel important through his genuine presence will be deeply missed but forever treasured.As we bid farewell to Jerry, let us celebrate a life well-lived-a life characterized by love, laughter, and unwavering friendship. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service, where family and friends may share kind words of comfort, special memories, and condolences online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.
Jeffrey Dale Deys
Dec 11, 1969 - Feb 20, 2024
In Loving Memory of Jeff Dale Deys December 11, 1969 - February 20, 2024 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Jeffrey Dale Deys, a cherished husband, devoted father, and loyal friend passed away February 20, 2024, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 54. Jeff was born on December 11, 1969, in Lakeland, Florida, to his parents, Lois and Roger Deys. Jeff spent his formative years in Lakeland, Florida, and graduated from Lakeland Christian School in 1988. After high school, he furthered his education at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. It was during his time at Harding that Jeff met the love of his life, Lisa. Their enduring love story began during his junior year and she was no easy catch. He had to work hard to keep her interest, eventually winning her over with his persistence. Jeff wholeheartedly supported Lisa as she pursued her education and together they were a team. They were married on August 8, 1992, in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, and they embarked on a journey together that spanned over three decades. The family enjoyed taking vacations together to Disney World and SeaWorld and many other places. Jeff was a man of unwavering dedication and profound love for his family. After completing his Doctor of Chiropractic Program in Dallas, Texas, Jeff and Lisa settled in Oklahoma, where they welcomed two precious daughters, Kayden Joy and Alexa Mae, into their lives. Family was Jeff's top priority, and he cherished every moment spent with his beloved wife and daughters. Tragically, in 2022, Jeff and his daughters faced the devastating loss of Lisa after her courageous battle with cancer. Jeff thought that she hung the stars and the moon for him and their girls. His profound love and admiration for Lisa knew no bounds, and his unwavering support during her illness was a testament to his character and devotion. Jeff was a pillar of strength for his daughters, Kayden and Alexa, whom he cherished beyond measure. He wholeheartedly supported them in their endeavors, attending Alexa's sporting events and cheering her on as her biggest fan. If you ever got in a conversation with Jeff, he loved to brag about Alexa, showing off her artwork, drawings, to telling you about how amazing she is at Taekwondo. Alexa appreciates all he did for her and her best friend Daysha. He helped them live out their dreams together and took them wherever they wanted to go, even taking both to Disney World. Alexa loved her critters and he let her have all that she wanted, such as spiders and snakes. She has since grown out of keeping such exotic pets, but it was her dad that allowed her to have anything that she wanted. It takes a very special person to take care of his children like he did. Jeff loved his oldest daughter Kayden with all his heart and whatever she wanted was hers. He knew that she would not be able to enjoy some of the same things that other people take for granted, so he would seize every opportunity to make moments special for her. From Kayden's HUGE collection of stuffed animals, to arranging to have a pink limousine for her 16th birthday, Jeff never failed to impress. He would try to do at least one small thing for her every day to make her feel special. Jeff took great pride in his daughters' accomplishments and ensured they felt loved and valued every day. His boundless love and selflessness extended to every aspect of his life, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew him. A man of integrity and authenticity, Jeff was known for his straightforward nature and genuine compassion. What you saw is what you get type of person and if you didn't like his personality then you can move on. He was not going to change who he is to make you like him. He valued honesty and loyalty above all else and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Jeff's infectious laughter and playful demeanor brought joy to those around him, and his unwavering generosity touched countless lives. He enjoyed people, he loved having them around to entertain, and he loved to pick on the people that he loved. If he was picking on you then he liked you. He had a passion for cooking and enjoyed hosting gatherings, where he delighted in sharing his culinary creations, especially his signature smoked brisket with family and friends. His moto is go big or go home! He loved sharing his food and always said if you go home hungry, it is your own fault. He frequented several restaurants around the Tulsa area and would make friends at all of them. Jeff was a giver, and loved to make peoples day from leaving big tips, or giving you an envelope full of cash because he knew they were going through some struggles. He was one of the most selfless people you could ever know, and he would go out of his way to make someone smile. Jeff's had a love for trout fishing on the Little Red River in Arkansas. He had a dream of one day owning a cabin by a stream that reflected his appreciation for nature and tranquility. He cherished moments spent at concerts, creating lasting memories with his loved ones. Throughout life's challenges, Jeff remained steadfast in his faith and resolute in his commitment to his family. He was a source of strength and inspiration to all who knew him, and his legacy of love and kindness will forever endure. Jeff is preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Lisa Kay Deys. He is survived by his daughters Kayden Joy Deys and Alexa Mae Deys, his mother Lois Zimmerman and husband Tom, his sister Katrina Hoopes and husband Roger, Lisa's parents, Kay and Doug Wilson, Grandma Deys, aunts, uncles, cousins, along with a host of family, friends, and co-workers. In lieu of flowers the family ask to make donations in Jeff's or Lisa's name to the following. Leukemia Foundation: https://givenow.lls.org/give/342076/?ds_rl=1278572&gad_source=1&ds_rl=1278572&gclid=CjwKCAiAivGuBhBEEiwAWiFmYS8hjShSCItcYP0fuj0a0yoSs2mtV2YAQ3UInFGRSydCHm1_2HlmCBoC_w4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#!/donation/checkout?preset1=50&preset2=100&preset3=250&preset4=500 Inner City Mission: https://innercitymission.net/donate Pathways Core Training: https://www.pathwayscoretraining.org/ A celebration of Jeff's life will be held at the Greenleaf Barn (6815 S 321st E Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74014) on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM, with a reception to follow. Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service, where family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, share special memories, and offer condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com. In honoring Jeff's memory, may we strive to embody his spirit of compassion, generosity, and unwavering love for family and community. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered in our hearts. May he rest in eternal peace.
Lonnie Wayne McGuire
Jan 02, 1938 - Feb 21, 2024
Lonnie Wayne McGuire, a veteran and proud Oklahoman, peacefully passed away on February 21, 2024, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born on January 2, 1938, in Drumright, Oklahoma, Lonnie was the son of Stanley and Mabel McGuire, lifetime Creek county residents.When Lonnie was about 8 years old his family relocated to Sapulpa. After graduating from Sapulpa High School, Lonnie went to college, worked in west Texas oil fields, took a job in the W.C. Norris Inc. purchasing department, and served in the Air Force reserves. The Air Force activated him just weeks after meeting the love of his life, Janene Caudle. They communicated during his time of service, and upon his return, they quickly married and shared nearly 63 years of companionship.Lonnie's love for God and devotion to his faith was evident, living out its principles daily with grace and humility. Lonnie also had a profound appreciation for the outdoors, particularly the water. Whether fishing, bird hunting, or living on his houseboat, he felt most alive in the great outdoors. His adventurous spirit led him on many fishing trips, including to Mexico, Canada, Alaska, and countless USA lakes. Lonnie enjoyed bird hunting in the fall with his beloved dogs, much to the dismay of many quail and dove.In addition to his love for God and nature, Lonnie enjoyed starting and growing businesses; from his beginnings in metal fabrication with friend Jim Thompson, Lonnie expanded into the HVAC business with his nephew Jack, pursued specialty powdered metal fabrication, making parts for Zebco reels and first generation computers, and ended his career as an early adopter and distributor for Royal Purple. Lonnie's entrepreneurial spirit and natural ability to win over and service customers propelled him to success.A proud graduate of Sapulpa High School and the University of Oklahoma, Lonnie valued education and lifelong learning. He instilled these values in his children, Mike and Pat, who carry on his legacy with pride. However, family was his greatest joy. He was a loving father to his children, his daughter-in-law's Deborah and Suzanne, a beloved grandfather to Dr. Dehra (McGuire) Bradshaw and husband Max and to Caleb McGuire and wife Jessica, and great-grandfather to their son Declan McGuire. He also strived to stay in contact with all his cousins and extended family.Lonnie is reunited in eternity with his parents, Stanley and Mabel McGuire, and his siblings, Jack McGuire, Pat McGuire, and Connie Hufft. He is survived by his sister Gerry Cowan and a host of beloved family members and friends who will miss him dearly.Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were blessed to know him.