Obituaries

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Carl Dean Moreland

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Carl Dean Moreland, 84, passed away at his home on Friday, December 31, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. There will be a private family service held at a later date. Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater is entrusted with arrangements.
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Phyllis Ruth (Sears) McKay

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Phyllis Ruth (Sears) McKay, age, 70, of Ponca City, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2020. Graveside services with Reverend Phil Kizer officiating, will be held 4:30 pm Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Resthaven Memorial Park, Ponca City, Oklahoma. Face masks are recommended.
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Lonnie Hardin

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Lonnie Hardin of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Monday morning, January 4, 2021, in Alliance Health - Ponca City at the age of 62 years. Lonnie Joseph Hardin was born on July 26, 1958 in Blackwell, Oklahoma the son of Joseph Lonzo Hardin and Ramona Jean (Holland) Hardin.
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Allison Jones

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Allison Jones was welcomed into God’s choir of angels Monday, on January 4th 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Care is under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Wanda Sue Behara

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Wanda Sue Behara passed on December 30, 2020. She was born on August 19, 1946, to Charles and Bonneta Hill in Ponca City. She spent all but three years of her life in Ponca City, attending McCord Elementary, Garfield Elementary, East Jr. High, and graduating from Ponca City Senior High School in 1964. Sue’s first job was at Midwest Pharmacy working the soda fountain while she was in Jr. High. In high school she worked at Buck Rowe’s Soda Fountain just north of the high school. Sue volunteered for two years as a Candy Striper at the hospital. Sue worked at the dowtown Hallmark shop as a clerk for many years. She moved and was promoted to store manager at Dwyer’s Hallmark in Ponca Plaza. Sue’s greatest love was her service to her children’s activities. She was a PTA member and homeroom mom at Washington Elementary, and a Life Member of Ponca City Kids Inc. She was team mom and volunteer at the concesssion stand for many summers during softball and baseball seasons. She enjoyed travelling and watching her daughters play in regional and national tournaments in Irving, Kansas City, Omaha, and Wichita.
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Sue Carol Lippert

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Sue Carol Lippert age 85, passed away at her eldest daughter’s home in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the evening of December 24th, 2020. Born in Barnsdall, Oklahoma on January 4th, 1935 to Robert Albert and Lillian Geraldine McManemin, she was raised in Tulsa where she became an accomplished organist and pianist performing for audiences by the age of eight. After graduating Tulsa Central High School in 1953, Sue attended Tulsa University where she graduated in 1957 with a music degree specializing in the organ. From there she dedicated her lengthy career playing the organ and piano for various Methodist churches in Tulsa, Winston Salem (NC), Oklahoma City, and Ponca City.
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John Henry Dowell

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Born January 26, 1982 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Mary Morris formerly Dowell and B. J. Dowell. He passed away on January 1, 2021 at Alliance Health Hospital in Ponca City, due to a heart attack..