Obituaries

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Juanita King

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Juanita King, a longtime Cushing resident who has lived in Stillwater for the past 16 years, passed peacefully in her sleep at home Monday, July 13, 2020. She was 94 years old. At Juanita’s request there will be no public funeral services. Her family will gather privately for graveside services at Braman Cemetery in Braman, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home and Cremation in Stillwater.
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Paul Douglas Schatte

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Ponca City lost a beloved citizen, Paul Douglas Schatte, when he left this life to join His heavenly Father, on July 19, 2020. His life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, at First Lutheran Church. He will lie in state from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020. Family will be there between 5 and 7. There will be no viewing, but guests will be able to sign the register. Masks are not required but strongly encouraged. Those unable to attend the funeral may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome. Click on the “livestream” icon on the top right corner after 9:45 a.m.
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Joan Dorothy Rector

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Celebration of life services for Joan Dorothy Rector, 51, of Tonkawa, Oklahoma will be held on Friday July 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Christian Life Church in Tonkawa. Pastor Josh Reese will be officiating. Arrangements are under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Afterwards, per Joans request, there will be a garden party at Joan and David’s residence.
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Florence Yvonne Steers Kirch

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Florence Yvonne Steers Kirch, 81, of Ponca City, passed away, July 20, 2020. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 25, 2020, at First Lutheran Church, with Reverend Ned Moerbe officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Riverview Cemetery, Tonkawa. Viewing will be from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, July 23 and from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday, July 24. Masks are not required, buy strongly encouraged. Those unable to attend the funeral, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome.com. Click on the Livestream icon in the top right hand corner after 9:45 AM.
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Kenneth McKee

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Kenneth McKee, 94, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place on July 20, 2020. He entered this world on February 23, 1926 in Lawton, OK, born to Raleigh Eugene McKee and Mary Lavada Sims McKee.
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Iva Heath

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Iva Heath, 94, known by many as Ivy, was called to her eternal resting place on July 14, 2020, at Via Christi Village in Ponca City. She entered this world on December 2, 1925, in Center, CO, born to Fred and Ica Almeta Kirkendall. She is survived by her son Larry Heath (Vickie); their three children and 6 grandchildren; and four sisters, Dorothy Myers, Mary Houser, Shirley Weaver, and Erma Burke. Iva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Horace Dale Heath; a sister Nellie Lind; and 4 brothers Forest, Leroy, Fred, and Eugene. An online service will be held the last week of July, and Iva will later be buried next to her husband Dale in the Newkirk Cemetery, as dates and times allow per state regulations.