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Virginia Lakey

Dec 24, 1941 - Dec 05, 2023

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Wichita Falls, TX

Virginia Carol Lakey, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 with her husband and grandson by her side. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend, and Wife. Virginia was born to Robert Kiser and Florence Wolford in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She Graduated High School from Tombstone Union High School in Tombstone, Arizona. She Attended Western New Mexico University before moving to Texas where she graduated with a nursing degree from Midwestern State University. Virginia wo...Read More

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Frances L Lake

Jul 06, 1942 - Feb 28, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Frances L Lake, age 81, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. A funeral mass for Frances will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1501 9th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Don Elvin Sheppard

Sep 03, 1944 - Feb 28, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Don Elvin Sheppard, age 79, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. A visitation for Don will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home, 1917 Archer City Highway, Wichita Falls, Texas. A funeral service will occur Monday, March 4, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel, 1917 Archer City Highway, Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Nelda Morath Schreiber

Dec 01, 1953 - Feb 27, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Nelda Morath Schreiber, 70, of Wichita Falls, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024.A Rosary and Vigil service will be 6:00 p.m. followed by a visitation until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Kyle Walterscheid, celebrant and Deacon Jim Bindel, con-celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Saint Mary Cemetery in Windthorst under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.Nelda was born on December 1, 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Robert and Therese (Veitenheimer) Morath. She attended school at Academy of Mary Immaculate and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Wichita Falls in 1972. Nelda received a degree in pharmaceutical studies and began her career at Trott’s Drug Store and served customers faithfully for over 37 years, knowing each one by their first name. Due to Parkinson’s Disease and a bout with cancer, Nelda was forced to retire at an early age in 2012. She and David (Aggie) Schreiber were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on October 26, 1974. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Wichita Falls.Nelda loved arts, crafts and painting. She loved her family, her church, people, Christmas and Christmas trees. She was a very generous lady, always giving gifts to anyone that would accept them.She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charlie Morath; and her brother-in-law, Jerry Anderle.She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, David Schreiber; her brothers, Ron and wife Richalene Morath, Daniel and wife Teresa Morath, and Michael and wife Khristi Morath; her sisters, Patti and husband Michael Sosebee, Susan and husband Tim Cummings, Marsha Anderle, and Mary and husband Gary Wolf; and numerous nieces, nephews and Godchildren who will miss her tremendously. The family requests that memorial donations be made in honor of Nelda to the George Beaman Scholarship Fund or to the Ray Schreiber Scholarship both at P.O. Box 190, Windthorst, TX 76389; or to Brayden’s Gift, P.O. Box 51182, Amarillo, TX 79159.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.comThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Linda Joyce Armey

Aug 03, 1954 - Feb 26, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Linda Joyce Armey went home to Heaven on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Midwestern Healthcare in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born on August 3, 1954, in Jacksonville, Florida to her parents Willard K. and Rosa Lee Cumbus. She spent the majority of her life in Putnam County, Florida. She attended Interlachen High School. Linda was the proud mother of Melanie, Mary, Jessie, and Shawn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard K. and Rosa Lee Cumbus, and her siblings: Wilbur O. Cumbus, Windle Cumbus, Melvin A. Cumbus, and Patricia A. Cumbus Moore. She is survived by her children, Melanie and husband Michael Flood of Ocala, Florida; Mary and husband Jason Reeves of Gainesville, Florida; Jessie Armey and wife Candice of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Shawn Armey of Interlachen, Florida; her grandchildren Maygan and husband Callan Bamberg, Mikalia and husband Andrew Grim; Emma, Elijah, Malachi, Lydia, and Josiah Flood, Hannah and Halle Reeves; Isaiah , Jeremiah, and Samuel Armey; Kennedy, Alyssa, Brooklyn, and Hannah Armey; and great-grandchildren Calley, Carson, and Jackson Bamberg; sisters-in-law Kathryn G. Cumbus and Jane Cumbus, and daughter-in-law Amanda Renea Armey.Linda will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Her kids and her grandkids were her life’s focus. She was a faithful believer in God and a member of Life Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Midwestern Healthcare at 6PM on Sunday, March 3, 2024.The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents of Midwestern Healthcare for demonstrating love and compassion to Linda in her final seventeen months of life. There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Lynn Ray Jirl Cook

Mar 10, 1930 - Feb 28, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Lynn Ray Jirl Cook was a man of great love, steadfastness, and laughter. He was born on March 10, 1930, and passed away peacefully on the morning of February 28, 2024. Jirl was born on a sharecropper farm near Lake Wichita, Texas, to Huey Allen Cook and LaVada Leona Fancher. He lived most of his life in Wichita Falls and Montague County. He was born into a large family known for their singing voices. He was the last boy born and the ninth of ten children. His parents, older brothers (Clovis, Leo, and Aubrey), and sisters (Novelle, Nita, Estelline, Johnnie, Autrey, and Delle) have gone before him in death. Jirl served in the Navy for two years before being honorably discharged and meeting the love of his life, Betty Mathews. They married on June 27, 1952, and enjoyed a wonderful life together for 72 years. They had four children—Monty, Brent, Jeffrey, and Jamye. Jirl was a grandfather to ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. For most of his career, Jirl worked at Humphrey Printing. He also served at the Western Christian Foundation as manager and then as president on their Board of Directors. Jirl loved sports. He coached YMCA Little League baseball and Boys Club football for eight-to-ten-year-olds. He did this for 16 years, winning several sportsmanship awards and three Toy Bowls. He never once had a losing record. Jirl felt most at home being out in the country with nature. Throughout his life, he'd take yearly trips to Bennett Springs for trout fishing and to Colorado for camping. At home, he and his wife would often sit on their back patio, drink coffee, and watch the wildlife. Every year, Jirl planted a vegetable garden and enjoyed bumper crops of potatoes, squash, and his favorite 1015Y onions. Faith was an important part of Jirl's life, and he was a steadfast follower of Jesus Christ. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ where he served as treasurer, song leader, and leader. On any given Sunday and Wednesday, you'd find him faithfully attending services and caring for those in need. For Jirl, church and family were always interconnected. Jirl was the type of man you’d meet and instantly love, especially when he gave you that unforgettable wink. He had big laughs, gave big hugs, and lit up every room he walked in. Jirl modeled unconditional love throughout his life and will be so dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Betty Cook, his four children, Monty Cook of Dallas, Texas, Brent Cook of Hickory Creek, Texas, Jeffrey Cook of Bangkok, Thailand, and Jamye Coffman of Aledo, Texas, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His memorial service will be held at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 2:00 PM. The family would like to thank Hospice of Wichita Falls for their tender care of Jirl during his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Hospice.

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Braulio "Bob" Garza

Oct 29, 1954 - Feb 15, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Funeral service for Braulio "Bob" Garza, age 69, of Tipton, Oklahoma, will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home of Frederick, with Rev. Freddie Reyes officiating. A visitation will be held Sunday evening at the funeral home.Mr. Garza passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Wichita Falls, Texas.He was born October 29, 1954, in Lockney, Texas, to Reverend Pedro Garza Sr. and Josephine (Martinez) Garza. He moved with his family to Tipton at an early age. He lived in Tipton most all his life. He was united in marriage to Dora Castillo on December 9, 1972. He worked in parts and supplies for Aviall for many years. He was an owner/operator of Garza Bros. Custom Hay Baling. Bob loved music and loved to play. He was a skilled musician and played numerous instruments, but particularly loved the guitar. He traveled all over playing and singing in church services and gatherings. He loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling to see family and friends. He was a Pentecostal.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: Aaron Lopez; a brother: Pete Garza Jr.; and a sister: Josephine Balderas.He is survived by two daughters: Brenda Signorelli, of Altus, Oklahoma; Karen Gonzales (Pete), of El Campo, Texas; a son: Braulio Garza Jr. (Daisy), of Tipton, Oklahoma; a brother: Andrew "Red" Garza, of Wichita Falls, Texas; three sisters: Guadalupe Soliz, of Tipton, Oklahoma, Stella Gonzales (Juan), of Altus, Oklahoma, and Linda Gonzales (Frank), of Lawton, Oklahoma; six grandchildren: Richard and Alex, and Sadie, Ramon, Zaylee, and Zayden; and nine great grandchildren: Ramiro, Marcela, Marina, Emmanuel, Mia, Kinsley, Kylie, Kaylee, and Kynlie.Orr Gray Gish & Tipton Funeral Homes111 N. 11th Street, Frederick, OK 73542(580) 335-2112 "Service Beyond Expectation" SINCE 1905

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Felbert Allen Rodgers

May 17, 1932 - Feb 27, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Felbert Allen Rodgers, 91, of Wichita Falls, TX passed away on Tuesday February, 27, 2024 in Wichita Falls, TX. Visitation will be 10 AM on Saturday March 2, 2024 at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 11 AM on March 2, 2024 at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Mr. Rodgers was born May 17, 1932 in Wichita Falls, TX to Felbert Aiden and Letha Jewel (Banks) Rodgers. He married Mary Brasher and worked for Siemens and ABB. He served in the US Navy for 4 years. Survivors include his 3 sons, Mark Rodgers, Steven Rodgers, and Paul Rodgers and wife Jacqueline; grandchildren, Tiffany Ticer and husband Kade, Jordan Lux and husband Chris, Leigh Ellen Whittaker and husband Jacob, Catherine Spurbeck and husband Cody, Jackson Rodgers, Chad Pacanowski and wife Whitney, Kyle Pacanowski, Andrew Pacanowski; great grandchildren, Faith, Theodore, Scarlet, Cooper, Nolan, Felicity, Benaiah, Hadassah, Jameson, Sybil. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Rodgers; daughter, Susan Pacanowski; sister, Patsy Pomykal.

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Jo Bess Self

Jul 30, 1933 - Feb 25, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX

Born in Bokchito, Oklahoma the daughter of Hattie Lee Kirby Webb & Thomas Townsend Webb Raised on a peanut and cotton farm in southeast Oklahoma near the Red River, is where she developed her hard work ethic, determination, perseverance, and great love of nature. Jo Bess loved playing softball, walking to school, and shooting snakes in the family pond. She had six siblings who all were successful in life including service in the military. Jo Bess was the last of the Webb’s. She married Charles Sylvester Self in 1952 and they raised seven children while traveling with Air Force assignments. Jo Bess was the consummate wife and mother. Their son Dan Richard Self passed away on January 12, 2024. Survivors include; son, Charles Self (Cathy Dee) Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Alan Self (Linda) Boyne City, Michigan. Sisters, Joanne Self and Susan Self (Michael) of Dallas Texas, Sherry Campbell of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Cydney Self of Wichita Falls, Texas. Granddaughters, Nikki Howes of Houston, Texas, Alli Self of Lansing, Michigan and grandson’s Ian Charles Campbell (Samatha and daughter Elissa) of Sheridan, Arkansas, George Townsend Self of Berlin, Germany, Thomas Connor Self of Dallas, Texas, Cooper Self of Petoskey, Michigan and great grandson Jordan Self (Brittany and daughter Paisley) of Houston, Texas. Her faith and love of family, friends, health, and children made an impact on those around her. She possessed a depth of wisdom and insight. Jo Bess was a member of Eastern Star and the Winsome Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas. Beloved by all her children and their friends, she was an excellent seamstress and cook. Known for her Dixie baked “fried” chicken and coconut cream pie she made each of her children a meal of their choosing on their birthdays. Thanks to Best Care Health Services and Beyond Faith Hospice for their good care of Jo Bess and of course, Cydney Self who cared for Jo Bess through the years. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas, on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls.

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Kenneth K Vance

Dec 29, 1947 - Feb 27, 2024

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Wichita Falls, TX