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Joyce King

May 22, 1941 - Dec 05, 2023

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Broken Arrow, OK

Joyce Brent King joined her Lord and Savior peacefully at her home on Dec. 5, 2023. She was born on May 22, 1941 in Bloomington, IL to George Madison Brent and Grace Hunteman Brent. After graduating from LeRoy High School in 1959, she married Gary King in 1960. They were married for over 63 1/2 years and have 3 daughters. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister Cecile Denney; 3 brothers: Donald Brent, Glenn Brent, and Earl Brent; 2 nieces: Jeanne Denney Carlson, and Beverly Denney B...Read More

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Mary Etta Platt

Aug 14, 1927 - Feb 25, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

Mary Etta Platt, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Broken Arrow at the age of 96. Please check back for complete obituary information.

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Martha Janet Miller

Sep 08, 1943 - Feb 25, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"Martha Janet Miller, aged 80, peacefully departed from this life on February 25, 2024, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Born on September 8, 1943, to Jessie H. Skelton and Naomi N. (Raines) Skelton in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Martha lived a life full of compassion, dedication, and love. Martha\u0027s career in home health was more than just a profession; it was her passion. She dedicated herself to caring for others with unwavering kindness and empathy, leaving an indelible mark on the lives she touched. In the final stages of her life, Martha was surrounded by exceptional caregivers whose dedication mirrored her own. She cherished her clients and her family above all else. Martha\u0027s love extended beyond human companionship; she had a deep affection for animals, bringing joy and comfort to those around her. In the heavenly realm, Martha reunites with her loved ones, including her parents, a brother, two sisters, and her cherished best friend, Annetta Winn. Her memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and adored her. As Martha embarks on her celestial journey, she leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and joy. May her soul find eternal peace as she rejoices in heavenly Bingo and Cards with her dear friend, Annetta. Martha is survived by her beloved daughter, Jacqueline Davis, her grandson Justin Waters, her great-grandson Ethan Waters, and her sister Wanda F. Skelton. Their lives have been enriched by Martha\u0027s love, wisdom, and gentle spirit. As Martha embarks on her celestial journey, she leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and joy. May her soul find eternal peace as she rejoices in heavenly Bingo and Cards with her dear friend, Annetta."

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Emmitt Oliver Starr Jr.

Aug 18, 1954 - Feb 24, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"Emmitt Oliver Starr Jr., 69, passed away on February 24, 2024. He was born on August 18, 1954. More obituary information will be added at a later date, please check back."

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Jerry Edwin Evenson

Apr 02, 1936 - Feb 21, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"Full obituary to be posted at a later date. Private services will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone for their kinds and sympathy at this time"

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Samang "Cookie" Bruck

Feb 01, 1952 - Feb 19, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"In Loving Memory of Samang \u0026quot;Cookie\u0026quot; Bruck Samang \u0026quot;Cookie\u0026quot; Naunan Bruck (Pet) was born to parents Chuan and Huan Naunan on February 1, 1952, at Mu 8, Amphoe Sena, Ayuthia Province, Thailand. Her Thai nickname, \u0026quot;Pet,\u0026quot; translates to \u0026quot;Duck\u0026quot; in English. She was the oldest of 13 children. Her father worked as a boatman, navigating the rivers and canals of Thailand to deliver goods to towns and villages around Amphoe Sena, while her mother tended to the household and family. Growing up, Samang attended the local school and spent time helping with household chores and caring for her younger siblings. As the eldest, she took on the responsibility of looking after her brothers and sisters. Much of their time was spent managing the household, assisting their mother, and working in the rice fields. As a teenager, Samang worked in a lumber yard in Amphoe Sena before moving to Bangkok around the age of 16. There, she lived with a friend and worked in a plastic company called Bangkok Plastic Ltd. She also worked part-time in a hair salon, where she learned the trade while on the job. In August 1969, while working in the salon, Samang was introduced to an American soldier named Bill by a mutual friend. Bill, who had served with Samang\u0027s friend\u0027s girlfriend in Vietnam, was on leave in Bangkok. After a couple of dates, Bill had to return to Vietnam, but upon his discharge in October 1969, he returned to America. In November of the same year, Bill received an airline ticket from his brother and sister-in-law and intended to visit a former girlfriend in Taiwan. However, he changed his plans in Tokyo, Japan and flew to Hong Kong instead. Missing Samang, he decided to travel to Bangkok to meet her. In late November, Samang and Bill reunited in Bangkok, where they rented a small house and lived with Samang\u0027s girlfriend. In January 1970, they sought permission from Samang\u0027s parents to marry, and on February 18, 1970, they were married at City Hall in Bangkok, with Samang\u0027s parents in attendance. The cost of the marriage license and ceremony at that time was equivalent to 25 cents US dollars. However, the marriage license was misplaced in a taxi on the way home, leading them to obtain another copy the next day. After their marriage, with the assistance of friends, Samang obtained her Thai passport, a visa to enter America, and made preparations to leave Thailand. In March 1970, with financial support from Bill\u0027s grandmother, Samang and Bill departed for America making a brief stop in Tehran, Iran to visit a friend before continuing to Berlin where they spent time with friends of Bill. They then traveled to New York City, where they initially stayed with Bill\u0027s brother Peter, and sister-in-law before eventually settling in Flushing, New York. Bill found work as a cargo agent at JFK airport, while Samang worked as a caretaker for the child of the cargo manager. After about six months, Cookie and Bill received a complimentary trip to Iceland, courtesy of Icelandic airlines. Later, Bill changed jobs and began working for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as a cargo agent. After a year, they decided to move to California, but not before returning to Thailand for a visit. Upon their return to New York, they headed to LA in December 1971, stopping in Daytona Beach, Florida, to visit Bill\u0027s relatives along the way. In LA, they initially lived with Bill\u0027s uncle and aunt before renting their own apartment in Van Nuys. Bill resumed his education at UCLA, while Cookie worked as a seamstress at Jantzen Company in North Hollywood, CA. While working at Jantzen, they meet Ramona and Val. The 4 of them became so close that they became Christine and Brigitte’s Godparents. In July of 1973, they welcomed their first daughter, Christine Wandee, followed by another daughter, Brigitte Rose, in March of 1977. Once they finalized to relocate to Broken Arrow, OK, they had 2 more children. In August of 1980, they welcomed their first son, Billy, and in August of 1984, their second son, Michael. Over the years, they made several trips to Thailand and other destinations. In 1978, Bill completed his education, and his company transferred the family to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where they settled and raised their family currently. In 1978, Bill joined the Broken Arrow Jaycees. Both Bill and Cookie were very involved with the local Broken Arrow Chapter. Samang was a mentor of the Broken Arrow Jayceettes, and eventually became Bill Bruck became the President of the Jaycee of Broken Arrow Chapter. Over the next 5 years, Cookie and Bill attended numerous Jaycee functions and meetings, both nationwide and locally. Additionally, Cookie was very well known with the Broken Arrow Soccer Club due to all her children playing soccer from 1981-2000. By her supporting her children’s sporting activities, she always brought her amazing home-cooked food to the games. In 1983, Cookie met Virginia Graham, former President of AVB and the two became the very best of friends. Virginia had so much faith in Cookie’s skillset that she was actually the one to encourage her to open up her own restaurant. In October 1983, Cookie opened Cookie\u0027s Thai Café in Broken Arrow, which she successfully operated for over 40 years including with her starting out of her home. Since opening her restaurant, Cookie met and made so many friends from the Broken Arrow community and was lovingly known as “Cookie” by those dearest to her. Samang’s most prized possession was her 1994 Red Convertible Mustang that she bought from one of her closest friends Jim Nelson, with Nelson Ford in Broken Arrow. Jim knew that the Mustang was a perfect fit after several weekends of letting Samang take the Mustang every weekend until she eventually bought it. Throughout their lives, Cookie and Bill traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, getting to visit countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. For the last 7 years, Private Duty Aide Carmela Burr started to work for The Gold Star Bruck Family to help step in to take care of Cookie. The both of them formed a special bond and Carmela considered Cookie as 1 of her closest friends. Carmela Burr, has done a fantastic job in taking care of Cookie and making sure she was attended to in every way possible. Carmela was also around when the Family received the worst news of their lives. On June 16th, 2019, The Gold Star Bruck Family on Father’s Day learned about the death of their son SFC Michael Charles Bruck’s death while being Active Duty while being stationed at Ft. Knox. SFC Michael Bruck, US Army 101st Airborne Ranger was a native of Broken Arrow, OK served as an Airborne Ranger Training Brigade Liaison Officer and Professional Development Non-commissioned Officer with the United States Army Human Resources Command and Infantry Branch at Fort Knox, KY. Since SFC Michael Bruck’s died while working Active Duty, the Bruck Family became The Gold Star Bruck Family. SFC Michael Bruck has served with the US Army for 17 years. The Gold Star Bruck Family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Carmela for her care. On February 19, 2024, at 2:10 PM, Samang peacefully passed away in the arms of her daughter, Christine, marking the end of a remarkable journey filled with love, adventure, and family. Gold Star Mother Cookie Bruck, is preceded in death by her son, SFC Michael Charles Bruck, U.S. Army 101st Airborne Ranger, father Huan Naunan, mother Chuan Naunan, grandmother Rose Bruck, mother in law Mary Bruck, and brother in law Peter Bruck. Gold Star Mother Cookie is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Vietnam Veteran and Gold Star Father, \u0026quot;Bill\u0026quot; William Michael Bruck. She is also survived by her daughter and Gold Star Sister, Christine Bruck Holman, and Christine\u0027s fiancée, Steve Myatt; her daughter and Gold Star Sister, Brigitte Ruckman (Bruck) and son-in-law, Scott Ruckman; her son and OEF \u0026amp; OIF 100% Disabled Veteran, and Gold Star Brother, \u0026quot;Billy\u0026quot; William James Bruck JR. Additionally, she is survived by numerous grandchildren, including \u0026quot;Cassie\u0026quot; Cassandra Holman Gonzalez and her husband Mitchel Gonzalez, William Bruck Jr, \u0026quot;Dom\u0026quot; Dominic Bruck, Destiny Bruck, Dallas Rame, Alex Ruckman, Kaylie Bruck, Lilly Bruck, \u0026quot;Bella\u0026quot; Isabella Bruck, and Alyssa Myatt. Furthermore, Cookie is survived by her Private Duty Aide for 7 years, Carmela Burr, as well as her siblings and family in Thailand, including her sister, Sirinat Eldridge, and Sirinat\u0027s husband Randy Eldridge. Cookie also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Donna McMurray, along with Donna\u0027s family, including niece Amanda Bruck and nephew Andrew Bruck and family. Gold Star Mother Cookie Bruck will be forever missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. May she rest in eternal peace. A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, at Floral Haven Funeral Home: 6500 S 129th E Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, for anyone wishing to come forward and pay respects to Cookie and her family. The family will be hosting a celebration of life for Cookie within the near future. Details will be posted here on her tribute page when confirmed. Anyone wishing to send flowers may do so by ordering through our website or by calling Floral Designs by Floral Haven at (918) 459-1525. Any independent florists may deliver flowers directly to Floral Haven Funeral Home by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in order for them to be set out and properly displayed for Cookie\u0027s visitation. Arrangements entrusted to Floral Haven Funeral Home."

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Jerry Leon Harris

Sep 18, 1940 - Feb 20, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"Jerry Leon Harris, born on September 18, 1940, in Meeker, Oklahoma, bid farewell to this world on February 20, 2024, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and dedication to his family and community. Jerry was a man of many passions, finding joy in traveling, especially to the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, where he cherished every moment. His love for the outdoors extended to trout fishing and nurturing his garden, where he found solace and contentment. A true handyman, Jerry thrived in maintaining his rental properties and took pride in ensuring they were in top condition. As the owner of Consumers IGA, he dedicated himself to his business and served his community with diligence and care. Above all, Jerry\u0027s heart belonged to his family. Following the loss of his beloved wife, he exemplified extraordinary strength and devotion as a single father to his children, two of whom were still minors. His compassionate nature extended beyond his immediate family, as he became a father figure to many in his community, offering support and guidance whenever needed. Jerry\u0027s passion for soccer was unwavering, and he immersed himself fully in the soccer community, eagerly learning and contributing all he could to the sport he loved. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Judith “Judy” Harris, along with other family members and friends. He is survived by his children Todd Harris and his wife Kelly, Kerry Harris and his wife Taura, Aaron Harris and his wife Kari, Kyle Harris and his wife Michelle, and Dara Harris; grandchildren Zach Harris and his wife Catherine, Nate Harris and his wife Grace, Kaleb Harris, Caleigh Trotter, Jonathen White, Koral White, Aden Harris, Bailey Harris, Judith Harris, Jude Harris, Alana Daniel, and Meleah Daniel; great grandchild Lucy Grace Harris; brother Dan Harris and his wife Carol; along with other family members and friends who will forever cherish his memory. Jerry\u0027s life will be celebrated during visitation at Floral Haven Funeral Home on February 26, 2024, from 5pm to 7pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2pm in the Floral Haven Rose Chapel, followed by burial and a reception to honor his life and legacy. Though he may have departed from this world, Jerry\u0027s spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him dearly."

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Cynthia D. Abraham

Dec 05, 1957 - Feb 24, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

Cynthia D. Abraham, 66, homemaker and resident of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024. She was born Thursday, December 5, 1957 in Fairfield, California to Bill Wright and Geraldine (Larson) Wright.No services scheduled at this time. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Cynthia D. Abraham, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Janice LaVern Smith

Jan 23, 1946 - Feb 22, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

Janice LaVern Smith, age 78, resident of Broken Arrow, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, February 22, 2024, at her home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was born on January 23, 1946, in Stockton, California to Chester “Lindy” and Billie Faye (Lloyd) Duncan. Janice's life was a tapestry of love, dedication, and joyful moments that touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Janice grew up in Chandler, Oklahoma, where she graduated from Chandler High School. Her early education laid the foundation for a life characterized by hard work, resilience, and a caring spirit. Janice's journey led her to a fulfilling career as a manager at K-Mart, where she was known for her leadership, warmth, and the genuine connections she made with both staff and customers. The love story of Janice and Francis Martin "FM" Smith began in Chandler, Oklahoma, where they were united in marriage on September 17, 1965. Together, they built a life filled with adventure and happiness, often found camping, and creating unforgettable memories with their loved ones. Janice's passion for the outdoors was only matched by the joy she found in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were the light of her life. Janice's legacy is carried on by her son, Rick Smith, and his wife Amber of Haskell, Oklahoma; her adored grandchildren, Montana Smith, Fancy Smith, and Gavin English; and her cherished great-grandchildren, Newt Smith, Gus Smith, Raylan Smith, Roper Smith, and Willow Campbell. She also leaves behind her loving sister, Linda Barbee, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives who will miss her deeply. Janice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, FM Smith, her parents, Chester "Lindy" and Billie Faye (Lloyd) Duncan, her brother, Russell Duncan, and her sisters, Carol Odom and Wanda Butler. Janice leaves behind a legacy of love, a commitment to family, and a life that was lived with purpose and joy. Her infectious laughter, unwavering support, and the wisdom she imparted will continue to resonate with all who were fortunate enough to know her. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Brown Funeral Home in Coweta, Oklahoma. A graveside service honoring Janice’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Wellston Cemetery in Wellston, Oklahoma. Family and friends are invited to share their memories and condolences online at www.brownfamilycares.com. The family of Janice LaVern Smith has entrusted her care and services to Brown Funeral Home & Cremations, 210 S. Broadway, Coweta, Oklahoma 74429, 918-486-5515. To to the family or in memory of Janice LaVern Smith, please

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Dale Reese

Jul 03, 1937 - Feb 19, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"Full obituary to be posted soon. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 5-7 PM Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Floral Haven Funeral Home - Chapel Interment will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens - Garden of Serenity"

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Mary Ellen Wilson

Jul 30, 1951 - Feb 19, 2024

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Broken Arrow, OK

"Full obituary to be posted soon. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 29th, 2024 from 3-7 PM at Floral Haven Funeral Home Funeral service will be held Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 12:30 PM at Floral Haven Funeral Home - Chapel with Pastor James Lacey officiating. https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/98117"

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