Obituaries

In Loving Memory... Pauline Johannes

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Funeral service for Pauline Johannes will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Becker- Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow in Post Cemetery, Fort Sill.

In Loving Memory... Minnie Grace “Foster” Wilner

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Minnie Grace “Foster” Wilner was born February 15, 1937 to Jonithan & Grace Foster in Oak, Oklahoma. She went to Geary schools and was very proud to have read every book in the school library. After school she would take her book, go sit on her horse Dolly, and read. She worked and retired from Western Electric

In Loving Memory... Christine “Rita” Dobson

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Christine “Rita” Dobson was born October 1st, 1942 at Kern County Hospital in Bakersfield, CA to Charles Head and Ann McHone and passed away on September 26th, 2020 at the age of 78. She was a resident of the Watonga community for 19 years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married to Arlon Dobson on July 27th, 2013 . She was preceded in death by her mother Ann McHone and father Charles Head; daughter, Valerie Ann Pope; twin sister, Justine “Nita” Fryer, and sister Gloria Kirker. Christine is survived by husband Arlon of Watonga, OK; sister, Betty Ryan of Texas, and brother-in-law Bill Kirker of Bakersfield, CA. Her children, Kenny Pope and Lisa of Watonga, OK; Joe Pope of Del City, OK; Kirk Pope of Watonga, OK; Katie and Chad Fondren of Seiling; Jennifer and John West of Albuquerque, NM; Nancy Dobson of Bakersfield, CA; Mike and Laura Dobson of Bakersfield, CA. Grandchildren, Amber and Trey Butler of Watonga, OK; Kenneth Pope of Colorado; Cassie and Blake Wallace of Seiling, OK; R.J. and Christina Branchcomb of Moore, OK; Rebecca Stine and Jeremy of Watonga, OK; Robert Branchcomb and Naomi of El Reno, OK; Brittany and Matt Goff of Watonga, OK; David and April Branchcomb of OKC, OK; Troy and Shawnda Branchcomb of Tulsa, OK; Cheyenne and Ariel Salamanca of Albuquerque NM; Justin West of Albuquerque, NM; Ian Cooper and Jasmine of Seiling, OK; Dianna Todd and Colten of Alva, OK; Sheila Beck of Watonga, OK; Preston Burns of Bakersfield, CA; Kennedy Wilson of Bakersfield, CA. 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, Bentley Foster. As well as numerous other relatives and friends.

In Loving Memory... Frankie Louise (Pierce) Humphrey

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Frankie Humphrey was born December 19, 1934 at Watonga, Oklahoma to James (Jim) & Frankie Pierce, and passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the age of 85. She was a resident of Watonga and spent her adult years in the Watonga community, where she was a Soda “Jerk”, Legal Assistant, and was an Owner/Operator of a small business.

In Loving Memory... Artie Doris Geeslin

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Artie Doris Geeslin was born August 30, 1926 to Joseph Everett and Minnie (Thomas) Langley in Oakdale, TN. She passed away Thursday September 17, 2020 at Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher, OK at the age of 94. Artie graduated from high school in Oakdale, TN and was visiting Oklahoma where she met Joe Geeslin. They were married September 14, 1947 at the Baptist Parsonage in Greenfield which is the same home where they lived and raised their girls. She worked at Garvey’s and Tyler’s Department Store in Watonga. Artie later served as postmaster in Greenfield for 27 years. Artie was a member of Eastern Star and was a longtime member of the Greenfield Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a few years and served as church treasurer for 50 years. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

In Loving Memory... Curtis Lee Powers

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Curtis Lee Powers was born June 12, 1959 at Watonga OK to Bobby and Dorothy (Hursh) Powers and passed away September 14, 2020 at the age of 61. Curtis was a resident of the Watonga community for his entire life where he was a Farmer.

Shirley Ann Monroe

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Shirley Ann Monroe was born May 22, 1948 in Mangum, OK. She passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at the Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City, Ok at the age of 72. Shirley grew up in the Baptist Children’s Home in Oklahoma City until she moved to Malakoff, TX. She graduated from Malakoff High School and worked at the skating rink where she met the love of her life, Ronnie Monroe. Shirley married Ronnie on May 27, 1966 in Toole, Tx. The oilfield brought them to Oklahoma in 1972. Shirley began as a student worker at SWOSU in 1986. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1990. She worked as secretary to the Registrar at SWOSU for 25 years, retiring in 2011. Shirley had strong family values; she always had the right words whether it was to motivate or encourage or bring a calming voice and that extended to her community as well. She was a town prayer warrior that people would call when there was a need. She loved following her grandchildren’s activities. She loved to read, garden, attending Thunder ball games with Donna & Don, and fishing for the biggest fish. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Geary, OK and taught Sunday School as well as cleaned and anything else that was needed, including babysitting for teacher’s kids in Geary.

Sharon Sue Shawver Flynn

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Sharon Sue Shawver Flynn, 58, of Watonga, OK, passed away on September 10, 2020, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Brush, Colorado on September 16, 1961. She grew up in Oklahoma, including living in Bethel and Midwest City, ultimately graduating from Midwest City High School in 1979. She was married to Richard Ladon Flynn on July 31, 1999.