Obituaries

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Billy W. Huff

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Billy “Bill” W. Huff of Blackwell, OK died July 2, 2020 at the age of 60, two years after diagnosed with ALS. The eleventh of twelve children, Bill was born on April 11, 1960 at Riverside Hospital in Blackwell to Robert and Ruby (Wood) Huff.
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Wanda Haney

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Wanda “Tylene” Haney, age 87, of Ponca City, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Via Christi Village in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Tylene was born in Petrolia, Texas on December 25, 1932 to R.D. and Alta “Mayee” Haney. She worked at Jackson Jewelry, Stage, and Walmart. She enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
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Vera Ruth Burch

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Vera Ruth Burch, formerly of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Friday morning, July 3, 2020, in Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice in Marietta, Georgia, at the age of 84 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.
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Venus Lynn Zaviski

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Venus Lynn Zaviski, former resident of Blackwell, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Porter, Oklahoma. She was 76 years old. Venus was born on December 20, 1943 in Depew, Oklahoma to her parents, Venis and Gladys Hall. She grew up in the Tonkawa area attending Tonkawa schools. Venus worked in various retail jobs. She loved to garden and tend to her house plants.
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Marilyn Kay Dowell

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Marilyn Kay Dowell was born August 7, 1938 to Ercell Dale and Eunice Laura (Reeves) Tebow. She was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma but they lived in Pond Creek, Oklahoma where her father was a Pharmacist and owner of Tebow Drug and her mother was a school teacher. Marilyn made good grades, and when she wasn’t in school her time was spent laughing with friends. Wherever she lived, she made lifelong friends. She met Steve Richard Dowell at a dance in 1955 when Steve was in the Army, and it was love at first sight. He then moved to Hood River, Oregon, where he had accepted a job as an Extension Agent. They wrote many letters to each other and Steve soon proposed. They had a large wedding June 24, 1956 at the First Christian Church in Pond Creek.