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Obituaries

JULIANN LINVILLE
Funeral services for Juliann Linville, 88, of Fairview, were held Friday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Central Christian Church in Fairview, Okla. with the Reverend Ronnie Hopkins officiating. 

Juliann Linville was born in Muskogee, Okla. on Oct. 8, 1924 to Lester and Julia Gibson Brown and passed away Dec. 29, 2012 in Fairview, Okla.

She had two siblings, Juanita and Tom Wood.  She was raised in the Pentecostal Church and was baptized in her childhood.  Juliann passed away on Dec. 29, 2012 at the Fairview Regional Hospital.

She was raised in Oklahoma City by her mother and step-father, Theo Wood.  She graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1942. Juliann worked in a restaurant in Oklahoma City during high school and had a frequent customer named James (Jim) George Linville, who was smitten with her.  Jim courted her while on leave from the Navy and after he survived the battle of Pearl Harbor and other Naval deployments, he returned and married her on Aug. 10, 1943.

Juliann was a career military wife.  She followed Jim from base to base and port to port. Prior to being stationed overseas they started their family.  In 1946 they had their first child, Marsha Rae, who was born in Oklahoma City.  In 1948 they had their second child, Barbara Jo, also in Oklahoma City.  Their final child, Dwight James, was born in 1951 in Lake Charles, LA.  In 1952 they started their overseas tours living in such locations as Hawaii and The Philippines. 

After Jim retired from the Navy, the Linville family moved to Oregon.  Juliann worked for the first time since having children in Salem as a seamstress for the Hillcrest Reformatory School for Girls.  In 1981, they relocated to Cheyenne Valley, Okla.  Juliann spent this time caring for Jim’s mother Pearl, who lived with them.

After Jim passed away in 1991, Juliann moved into Fairview and was very active serving as treasurer of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion and president of the Senior Citizen Center.  She worked diligently to improve the quality of the organizations she was involved in, which was evident when a new building was built for the Senior Citizens due to a grant that she wrote.  She also was a servant to her friends that she lived with at the Fairview Fellowship Apartments.

Juliann was known for her kind heart and her feistiness.  She always put others’ needs before her own.  She was more likely to make sure her friends made it to a meal that to eat lunch herself. She had an infectious personality that made others want to be around her.  She is sorely missed and will always be remembered by her family and friends with love and fondness.  Rest in peace Juliann, Julie, Jan, Mama, Grandma, GG!

She is survived by her brother Tom Wood of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her two daughters Marsha Bercutt of Portland, Ore. and Barbara Walker of Mustang, Okla.; her four grandchildren, Crystal Ross, Dwight Hansel, Lori Linville, and Kelli Linville; and her 10 great-grandchildren, Abigail and Blake Ross, Madison, Jacob, Travyn, and Kaylen Hansel, Happy and Axl Schomaker, and Deondre and Kira Rand. 

Also surviving her are Donnie Edwards and Janie Nipper who were related through Jim, but meant a great deal to Juliann and were loved as her own.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, her sister and her son. 
Condolences may be made online at www.fairviewfuneralhomeinc.com
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ANNA DAVISON

Anna Mae Davison, 95, passed from this life in Stillwater, Okla. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.  Her services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry, and were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Perry.  Burial followed at the Roscoe Cemetery in Fairview, Okla.

Anna was born on Jan. 23, 1917 in Corn, Okla. to Ben B. Brown and Flora B. Wichert Brown. She grew up in the Fairview area, and attended Red Top School. 

On Dec. 2, 1933, in Arapaho, Okla.,  Anna married the  love of her life, Clyde Davison.  She is remembered as an immaculate housekeeper.  She canned and sewed, and taught these skills to her children.  She was an accomplished musician and passed her passion for music down to her children, teaching them to play instruments and use their talents in music.  She will always be treasured by her children as a wonderful mother whose love for her children was evidenced by the life she lived for them each day.

She is survived by her children, Frances Boone, of Perry, Lyle Davison and his wife, Bobbie, of Stillwater, Ben Davison and his wife Sandy, of Wichita, Kan., Sam Davison and his wife, Sandy, of Oklahoma City and Judy Martin and her husband, Tommie, of Stillwater; sisters, Ruby Schultz, Esther Klassen, Minnie Nikkel, and Elsie Garrison; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Flora Zell Coker, a son, Charles Eugene Davison, a sister, Edna Grunau, and two brothers, Fred and Wesley Brown, and a son-in-law, Norman Boone.
Memorial contributions may be made to Judith Karman Hospice in care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home, 203 E Fir Ave, Perry, OK 73077.  Friends may leave condolences for the family via an online guestbook at perrycares.com.
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EUGENE BRINTNALL

The celebration of life for Eugene “Gene” Everett Brintnall, 84, of Enid, was Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Central Christian Church, Enid. Senior and Associate Pastors John McLemore and Don Johnson officiated at the service. The Last Alarm Ceremony was conducted by the Enid Fire Department.

Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Gene was born in Chester, on May 8, 1928, to Byron Otis Brintnall and Jessie Florence (Gingrich) Brintnall. He was the oldest of five children. He died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Greenbrier Nursing Home after a short illness.

Gene grew up in Chester and graduated from Seiling High School in 1946. Gene moved to Enid, in 1948, where he worked and began his family. Gene was a firefighter for the Enid Fire Department for 21 years. He retired with the rank of Captain in 1972. After retiring from the Enid Fire Department, Gene worked as an electrician for the Enid Public Schools (EPS). Gene was honored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education as a finalist and eventual runner-up for the Outstanding School Maintenance Worker in Oklahoma in 1993. The award was a timely honor, as Gene retired after 21 years of service to the Enid Public School System as well in 1993.

He was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center where he drove the “Saint-Mobile.” He was an active member of the Enid Ham Radio Club, was a member of the Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association, and was so proud to be an usher at Central Christian Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #80.

Gene married Gene “Genie” Tingler in Enid at University Place Christian Church on Feb. 5, 1950. They were happily married for 58 years. Gene and Genie were blessed with three children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his children Doug and wife Julia Brintnall of Enid, Phyllis and husband Larry Keahey of Olympia, Wash., and Shirley and husband Steven Gulick of Stillwater; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two siblings, a brother, Dean Brintnall and wife Charlene of Kiowa Kan., and a sister, Bessie Holmes of Enid; and sister-in-law, Alvina Brintnall of Bethany.

JAMES STEWART
 James “Jim” Dean Stewart, 53, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. He was born Aug. 13, 1959, in Albuquerque, N.M., to William and Clara (Duran) Stewart.

He served in the United States Navy.
He was a Catholic.

Jim was employed with the city of Oklahoma City in the street maintenance department.

He is survived by his son, Seth Stewart of Stillwater; his mother, Clara Stewart of Mustang; father, Bill Stewart and wife Glendene of Ringwood; brother, Edward Stewart and wife Lisa of Sand Springs; sister, Billie Jo Conrady and husband Mark of Enid; and brother, Gerard Stewart of Shawnee; also by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Mustang. Arrangements were handled by McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang.

DARLENE SEIFRIED

Funeral for Darlene Seifried, 82, of Canton, was Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Canton Christian Church. Burial followed in Fountain Cemetery, west of Canton. Arrangements were by Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Darlene was born June 22, 1930, southeast of Chester, to Merrill “Bill” and Reva (Floyd) Ward and died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Enid.

Surviving are four sons, Clifford, Marty and Myron Seifried, of Canton, and Freddie Seifried of Seiling; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

 PATRICIA MCMAHAN

Patricia C. McMahan, age 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Enid. She was born to Ralph and Rosa (Herth) Mitten Aug. 4, 1940, in Enid.

Patricia grew up in Enid. On March 29, 1960, she married Donald McMahan in Washington, D.C. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Patricia is survived by two children, Troy Donald and wife Connie of Meno and Kimberly Anthony and husband Shane of Lahoma; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Mitten and Jimmie Wayne Mitten of Enid; four sisters, Dorothy Coppock of Cleo Springs, Kathy Austin, Lovella Fisher and Ruth Helberg, all of Enid.

Cremation arrangements were by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory.

BYREL ENGLAND
Funeral service for Byrel England, 73, was Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Seiling United Methodist Church, with burial following in Brumfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Redinger Funeral Home, Seiling.

He was born Nov. 23, 1939, and died Jan. 4, 2013, in Oklahoma City. He was a farmer, rancher and auto body business owner.

Survivors are wife Carlotta England; daughter Cindee McKinley; stepdaughter Kim Nelson; sister Conny Everett, and brothers Bob and Allen England.

ANITA GEE

Graveside service for Anita Louise Gee, 83-year-old Enid resident, was Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

Anita was born Nov. 27, 1929, near Ringwood to Ray and Hazel (Neff) Long and died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in her home in Enid.

She attended country school in Ringwood and graduated in 1950.

On March 27, 1950, she married Delmer Gee in Newkirk, and the couple made their first home in Ringwood.
They moved to Wichita for six years before settling in Enid, where her husband worked at Champlin Refinery.
Anita was a homemaker. She was baptized at Cowboy Church.

She is survived by her husband Delmer, of the home; three children, Cynthia Richardson, of Marlow, Patti Hawk and husband Randy, of Enid, and Jeff and Anita Gee, of Enid; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Jerry Long; one sister, Clara Gee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Sandra Albright and brother Jim Long.

LINDA KOEHN
Graveside service for Linda Lavon Long Koehn, 66, was Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Good Hope Cemetery south of Helena, with Jim Wallace and Clayton Wallace officiating. Arrangements were by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena.

Linda was born on Dec. 21, 1946, to Edward Long and Minnie Main Long and passed from this life on Jan. 2, 2013, at her home in Carrier.

She graduated from Ringwood High School in 1965. Linda married Ronald D. Koehn on March 5, 1965, and they lived in Enid until moving to Carrier in 1973. She was the manager of the Chisholm School cafeteria, retiring after 37 years. Linda was a member of the Followers of Christ Church.

Those who survive Linda include her husband, Ronald; three children, Denise Rodolf and husband, Mark, Brad Koehn and wife, Lisa and Shannon McIntire and husband, Jason; seven grandchildren; two sisters, JoAnn Bolenbaugh and husband, Neil and Janice Crissup and husband, Gary.

Those who preceded Linda in death include her parents, Edward and Minnie Long and brothers, Wayne, Alvin, Don and Kenneth.

KAREN ARCHER

Memorial for Karen Archer will be held at 4 p.m., Jan. 13, 2013, at Jehova Witness Kingdom Hall, 829 W. Moore St., Enid.

Karen departed this life at 12:30 p.m. at OU Medical Center after a short illness.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Terry Lee Archer of Fairview; one daughter Terri Dawn Archer of Enid and her son Travis Wade Archer of Fairview; a grandson Terry Dale Archer of Elk City; one granddaughter Kayde Ann Archer of Pondcreek; one brother Eldon Knowles of Houston, Texas;  and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mable Knowles of Seiling; one brother Bud Knowles, of Saginaw, Texas; and three sisters, Eunice Knowles of Watonga and Easter Ferbrache Stevens of Eunice, N.M., and Ruth Hanson of Seiling.

PATRICIA FOSTER

Funeral service for Patricia Ann “Pat” Foster will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Ringwood New Beginnings Wesleyan Fellowship.  Viewing will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the family present from 4-6 p.m.  Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena.  www.lanmanmemorials.com
Pat was born on Dec. 3, 1948 in Ponca City to Claude Dobbs and Wanda Hiser Dobbs and passed from this life on Jan. 5, 2013 in Enid. 

She lived in this area for 41 years, moving from California.  Pat married Harvey Foster in Ringwood in 1971.  She was an interior and exterior house painter with Rae Shaffer for the last 15 years. 

Survivors include her husband, Harvey of Ringwood; two children, Michael Foster and wife, Patty and Lisa Foster both of Enid; her mother, Wanda Dobbs of Lincoln, Calif.; three brothers, Ervin Dobbs and wife, Paula, Bill Dobbs and wife, Linda, both of Lincoln, Calif., Gary Dobbs of Dillon, Mont.; two sisters, Nedra Bergman and husband, Roger of Gridley, Calif. and Deanna Dobbs of Clackamas, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

Her father, Claude Dobbs preceded Pat in death in March of 1999.

 
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