Aug 20, 1950 - Sep 14, 2023
Etta Louise Osburn
Jan 20, 1933 - Dec 30, 2023
Etta Louise (Harris) Osburn was born on January 20, 1933, at home in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma to Isaac Morrisfield Harris and Carrie Louise (Morse) Harris. She was the youngest of 10 children. She lived in the country and walked to a one room school house for the first 13 years of her life. She was the valedictorian of her 8th grade class at Pharaoh School. Her high school years were completed at Okmulgee High School. After graduation, she was a telephone operator until marriage. She met her husband on a blind date, arranged by his and her best friends. They were married three months later on March 31, 1954. They relocated to Camp Chafee in Arkansas where she was a homemaker and Jim was in the military. After the military, they moved to Tulsa where they raised three children. She was a stay at home mom but was very involved in her children’s lives and school. Her home was the hub of the neighborhood. Every kid felt welcomed and loved. She was a homeroom mother, PTA President and a Teacher’s Aide at Roosevelt Junior High School. In 1972, Louise and Jim bought Hominy Auto Supply located in Jim’s hometown, Hominy, OK. They loved helping customers and having them stay for a chat after their purchase. They owned the store for 33 years when they retired. She was 71. She always talked about missing her customers the most after retirement. Louise loved writing, beading, reading, puzzles, brain teasers, games of all kinds, joke telling, going out to eat, especially breakfast. She was very musical and loved to visit with anyone. She never met a stranger. She loved unconditionally no matter the circumstances, particularly when it came to her family, and they all knew it. She is survived by a son, Butch Osburn and his wife Kay, of Hominy, OK, two daughters, Karen Hough and her husband Alan of Wynona, OK, Norma Tilley and her husband Steve of Hominy, OK. Seven grandchildren, Chris Glasgow, Heather Voss, Miranda Tuller, Gregory Hough, Rachyl Hicks, Court Tilley and Jennifer Cline, 24 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Eula Brown and Norma Ballenger both of Okmulgee, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents, four brothers, three sisters and one grandson. Memorial Service for Louise will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Hominy Nazarene Church. Arrangements made by Powell Funeral Service, Hominy, Oklahoma.
Emma Jane Hoff Wallace
Jun 13, 1950 - Jan 01, 2024
Emma Jane Hoff Wallace was born June 13, 1950, in Greenville, Texas to James E (Buddy) Hoff and Jane Marie (White) Hoff. She grew up in Greenville, Texas along with her sister, Christie Hoff, and brother Jay Hoff. Their most memorable days growing up were spent on Greenville Club Lake where their grandparents, Bill and Bartis Hoff, were proud to be charter members since 1922. Cabin life was at its finest with many days of hunting rocks and critters along with swimming, cane pole fishing, boating and water skiing. In high school Janie (Emma) was chosen for the famous Flashes Dance Team. After graduating, she attended East Texas State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Special Education and continued with courses throughout her career. Her love was always for the children by equipping them with the best education possible. She changed many lives and made lifelong connections with many of these children. Her teaching career included schools in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. After 40 years in education, she decided to concentrate on her second life which was raising paint and miniature horses, chows, rottweiler dogs and many cats and other dogs. Janie met Ben T Wallace, the love of her life, through a mutual friend. They married in Lone Oak, Texas, on October 10, 1986. After 12 years of marriage their love of horses and prairie brought them to a beautiful ranch in Hominy, Oklahoma, which is her final resting place. Janie’s love of life took them to new places exploring New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming where they made many lifelong friends along the way. They enjoyed listening to great music with favorites being the Letterman, Tony Orlando, and Mel Tillis. After a lengthy illness Janie lost her battle and is now pain free and at peace. January 1, 2024, took her to her Heavenly Home. She is preceded in death by her mother in 2001, and her daddy in 1997. Survived by her devoted and loving husband Ben T. Wallace, sister Christie Hoff, brother Jay Hoff and her extended family Gerald and Ida Deats along with her devoted friends Bobbie Bartlett, Nancy Maxwell, Patti Denman Earls and many other treasured friends. The family is planning on a memorial service in the near future and a location forthcoming. Appreciation is extended from the Wallace family to Powell Funeral Service in Hominy, Oklahoma.
Aug 28, 1979 - Oct 17, 2023
Michael Wayne Stokes was born on August 28, 1979, to Thomas Henry Stokes and Marilyn Sue Stokes (Ward) in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He grew up in the Hominy area with one brother and two sisters. From a little boy he was always playing with cars and wanted to be outdoors. Michael played football in high school in Hominy. Childhood was not easy for Michael, and it had lifelong effects on him. Michael loved being outdoors. Rather he was fishing, hunting or just relaxing around the campfire and sleeping in a tent, it brought him peace. He was not one who needed lots of people around him, instead he just enjoyed nature and all it had to offer. Most people would consider him to be a rebel, with his multiple tattoos and his carefree life. Michael couldn’t get enough of working on cars. He was always tinkering on some vehicle. There were certain things in life that he loved with all his heart; his children, his family, his friends and almost any animal that came around. Michael always had pets and many of them were not domesticated; potbellied pigs, rabbits and even a skunk found his way into his home (his mom wasn’t to happy about it). Michael had some health issues and on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, in a Wendy’s parking lot, he was found in his pickup where he had passed away. Michael is survived by his four children Zeke, Michael Jr, Kaysen, and Jiah; his sisters Jennifer Neal and Tamie Matthews; his brother Thomas Stokes Jr; his ex-wife Beverly Boren; his nieces and nephews Joannie, William, Corey, Ashley, Courtney, and Tevin; plus, numerous other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Stokes and Marilyn Stokes; his cousin Leon Stokes. A memorial service has been planned for Michael Stokes on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Hominy, Oklahoma. Arrangements have been provided by Powell Funeral Service in hominy.
Nov 14, 1930 - Nov 04, 2023
Robert C. "Bob" Schwenker Robert (Bob) Schwenker was born in Bartlesville, OK on November 14, 1930, to Clarence & Grace (Dallas) Schwenker. He is the grandson of Rosa Secondine and great grandson of Fillmore Secondine and Rachel Logan and descendant of Chief James Secondine and Chief John Killbuck. Bob was an enrolled member of both the Delaware and Cherokee Nations. Bob attended school in Bartlesville and Barnsdall, OK, before enlisting in the US Navy. He also received his associate degree in chemistry from Connors State College. He married his high school sweetheart Wilma Howell on July 7, 1952, in Claremore, OK. To this union, they were blessed with a son Robert and twin daughters Jeanie and Lynn. Bob worked for National Supply Co. as a field service manager in northern Kansas, until being transferred back to his home state, making their home in Hominy since May of 1960. He retired from National Supply in 1986. Bob loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family, taking many enjoyable and memorable trips to the Illinois river and surrounding lakes. After retirement, he and Wilma enjoyed traveling together to watch bull riding events out west, sometimes taking their camper so they could stop at various lakes and fish. During their travels, family members were always visited along the way. Another favorite pastime was taking cruises, especially to Puerto Rico. Bob was quite skilled and built a covered porch around the side and back of their home and rocked their home in native stone. When people came by, he could always be heard saying "come on in this house". And somehow Bob could always find time to watch old westerns. When grandkids came along, he taught them to play blackjack, garden and telling stories from the past. Bob passed away at his home on Saturday evening, November 4, 2023, at the age of 92. Those that survive and hold many cherished memories include his wife Wilma of 71 years; son Robert C. Schwenker Jr (Yoely), of rural Hominy; daughter Jeanie Harman of Florence, AL; and daughter Lynn Cook (Terry) of Florence, AL; three sisters Rose Bienroth of Pampa, TX, Shirley Bailey and Sue Biddle, both of El Dorado, KS; ten grandchildren Rachel Underwood, Becky Schwenker, RC Schwenker, Jennifer Brumley, Codi McGill, Amy Thomas, Jessica Jordan, Jared Harman, Jose Schwenker, Maria Schwenker and fourteen great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Betty Brown and Marie Keesler and one brother Bill Schwenker. Memorial services for Bob will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 14th in the chapel of the Powell Funeral Home with Dusty Giles officiating. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, to honor Bob’s memory, consider donations to the Demetia Society of America and the American Heart Assoc. Arrangements for final disposition were entrusted to the Powell Funeral Home of Hominy, OK. www. powellfuneralservice. com
Dec 11, 1974 - Nov 08, 2023
It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, and friend Zakary Dwayne Denton who passed from this life on November 8, 2023. Zak was born December 11, 1974 to Cate Haney Newman and Gary Denton. He grew up in Oklahoma City, attending John Marshall High School, graduating in 1993. Zak had been living in Guthrie, Oklahoma for many years now. He had a community there that he knew as family. He found his true calling in Guthrie, becoming a bartender and bar manager at The Jungle in historic downtown Guthrie. He loved what he did and the people he interacted with on a daily basis. He loved meeting new people and never met a stranger. Zak had many interests and hobbies. He grew up riding skateboards around the neighborhood with his friends. He began playing the bass guitar in high school and continued making music the rest of his life. He was a huge fan of all kinds of music and had a vast vinyl record collection. He loved riding his bicycle around Guthrie Lake and hitting dirt roads on his motorcycle. He was always down for a Sunday drive on backroads. He loved to hike and camp. He also loved to read and learn new things. Every time you’d see him he’d have something new to share he had just learned. He was funny, witty, quirky, goofy, and an all-around fun guy to be around. Zak was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jodie and Elsie Denton, Charlene Hubbard, and Bell Charles Haney. He is survived by his parents, Cate Haney Newman of Choctaw, OK and Gary Denton of Oklahoma City, his stepdad Bill Redding of Oklahoma City, his grandmother, Leona Lott Goodman of Yukon, OK, his siblings, Will Hesston Redding and wife Summer, of Harrah, Veronica Redding of Choctaw, Benjamin Denton and wife Stacie, Nathaniel Denton, and longtime friend and brother, Matt Biggers, all of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins Sean, Michelle, Melissa, Justin, and Jade, and many Osage relatives and cousins. Zak was a proud Osage Nation citizen and enjoyed attending his tribal dances and going on the heritage site visits with the tribe. Zak was descendant of Opatunkah, Olo-hah-walla, and Charles and Cora Big Elk. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 11 a. m. in the Big Elk Cemetery (Haney Family Cemetery) in Hominy. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Service of Hominy, Oklahoma.
Apr 24, 1972 - Nov 25, 2023
Herman Anthony DeRoin was born on April 24, 1972, in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Herman Modesta DeRoin and Claudia (Rowland) DeRoin. He grew up in the Hominy area with his two sisters and one brother. Herman attended Hominy Schools, where he was in the band. He loved playing his trumpet. Herman graduated from Hominy High in 1990. For college he started at OSU but then transferred to Haskell College in Kansas where he received an associate degree. Herman greatest achievements in life where his two children; Haven Anthony and Gracelynn Faith. He was so proud of them and loved them with all his heart. Herman was always up to something, he just liked having fun, but it was good clean fun (at least for the most part). Herman was very passionate about being Osage and participating in tribal activities. He was also passionate about the sweat lodge. He enjoyed being involved in advocating for drug/alcohol counseling. He loved death metal music. Herman lived life to the fullest. He was very charismatic and loved to encourage other people. Herman passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, in his home. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Herman is survived by his two wonderful children, Haven Anthony and Gracelynn Faith; his mother Claudia DeRoin; his sister Maria DeRoin and his brother Joel DeRoin; six nieces and nephews Anthony, Paul, Josh, Alyssa, Denver, and Joseph; one great nephew Jeremiah Johnson. He is preceded in death by his father Herman DeRoin; his sister Stacey Bruton; his grandma Viola. Herman DeRoin Services will be Thursday, November 30, 2023. 8:00 am a traditional Osage Service at the Hominy Indian Community Building. 10:00 am a Catholic Funeral Service at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hominy. Followed by burial at A J Powell Memorial Cemetery. A traditional Osage Meal will be served after burial at the Hominy Indian Community Building. Arrangement have been made by Powell Funeral Home in Hominy, Oklahoma
Jul 10, 1926 - Nov 27, 2023
Clara Bell (Noel) Clark was born on July 10th, 1926, in Hominy, Oklahoma to Ark and Grace Noel. She lived in Hominy, Oklahoma her entire life and most of that time on Pettit Street. She married the love of her life Charles Leonard (Precious & Sweet) Clark on August 24, 1946. Charles and Clara Bell made their home in Hominy, Oklahoma and had two daughters, Linda A. Collier and Sandra J Brown. Charles and Clara Bell had their own business, Clarks Shamrock Gas Station and had a wonderful business there. They gave a case of pop to customers who paid their charge accounts. Clara Bell and Charles worked side by side there until they were acquired Arco Oil and Gas Wholesale. Clara and Charles had a successful business and they decided to retire and live the Farm life where they raised cattle, chicken’s, dogs and grandchildren. They had a wonderful life and shared that life with all their family and friends. All the grandchildren and family remember all the four-wheeler and three-wheeler rides, the picnics, the Fishing at the Lake and Ponds, and all of the delicious food made by Clara Bell’s own hand. Her famous Chocolate Cakes, Carrot Cakes, Cherry Chip Cakes, Chocolate Pies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Homemade Noodles and Gigi Rolls! What a wonderful life they had and shared with many family and friends. Clara Bell started coming to the Nazarene Church when she was just six years old, someone came to their home and knocked at the door and asked them to come to Church. That day started a new life for Clara Bell and her entire family. They always walked to church and were very faithful in attendance. Clara Bell has been a part of the Hominy Church of the Nazarene all the rest of her life. God has been her number one all of her life! Her Husband and her children were her life. Clara Bell and Charles were a wonderful team teaching Childrens Church and Childrens Sunday School together for many years. She always had a close relationship with her many siblings and Charles side of the family. They had more parties and trips to the Hominy Lake and Bar B Que’s where everyone gathered together on both sides. Clara Bell had a Wonderful and Long Life and was Blessed by God her many 97 years! Clara Bell is survived by her daughters Linda Collier, Sandra Brown (husband Carl), Grand Children Larett Collier, Natasha Venable, Alicia (husband Cesar) Escoto, Christina (husband Danny) Ferguson, Bryant (wife Charity) Brown. Great Grandchildren Vernon, Chanlyer, Carson, Cydnee, Bella, Trinity, Timberly, Kobe, Sadie, Abigail, Connor, Landon, Christian, Giovana, Adalynn, Braxton, Stella, Alayna, Kara, Garrett. Great-Great Grandchildren Ariana, Braelynn, Jayvier, Kingston and Blaire. And numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful Friends. Clara Bell was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles (Precious & Sweet), her parents; Ark and Grace Noel, Brothers; Charles Noel, Floyd Noel, Granddaughter; Tiffany Schenck, Great Grandsons; Abram Brown and Landon Schenk Visitation for Clara Bell will be Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel from 1pm till 7pm. Funeral services will be Friday, December 1, 2023, in the sanctuary of the Hominy Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Carl Brown officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Charles in the A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery following the church services. Those wishing to honor Clara Bell’s memory may do so by contributing to her church – Hominy Church of the Nazarene in her memory. Powell Funeral Home was entrusted with her care and services.
Sep 13, 1973 - Nov 29, 2023
Martin Anthony "Tony" DeRoin passed from this life on November 29, 2023, in his home in Hominy, Oklahoma after a long illness. Tony was born September 13, 1973, in Winfield, Kansas to Ervin Anthony DeRoin and Sharon Kay McCallie Deroin. He grew up with one brother and three sisters. He attended school in Hominy, Oklahoma. Tony enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent the last twenty plus years in California. Tony had a career as a security guard. Martin DeRoin is survived by three sisters Teresa Ward, Tonya DeRoin, and Laura Buck; one brother Darian Wesley; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Kay DeRoin; one sister Lynne DeRoin. Arrangements were made by Powell Funeral Home in Hominy, Oklahoma.
Mar 20, 1936 - Sep 21, 2023
Donald Clemishire of Hominy, Oklahoma passed away on Sep 21, 2023. His loved ones are composing his obituary, which you will be able to read here.
Mar 20, 1936 - Sep 23, 2023
Donald Clemishire of Hominy, Oklahoma passed away on Sep 21, 2023. His loved ones are composing his obituary, which you will be able to read here.