Ruth Ann Lair
July 19, 1939 - April 23, 2012
Ruth Ann Lair was born on July 19, 1939 and passed away on April 23, 2012. With a saddened heart and wonderful, happy memories, today we mourn the loss of our beloved Ruth Ann Lair of Cyril. Ruth Ann is survived by her immediate family including husband, Kenneth Lair, of the home; her daughter Thresa (Lair) Hicks of Cyril; her son Kevin Lair of Oklahoma City. She is survived by a grandson Rusty Turner, his wife April and daughter Eloise of Oklahoma City and a grandson Jonathon Hicks and girlfriend Megan Caldwell of Lawton. Ruth Ann is also survived by her sister Margaret Jo Callahan and her husband, Kent, of Blanchard and her brother, Gary Dodson and wife Connie of Cordell. Ruth Ann is also survived by many (great) nieces and (great) nephews, cousins and in-laws whom she treasured and adored: Krista and Eddie Harrison; Nicole, Danny, and Blake Whitmer; Danielle and Madison Harrison; and Eric Harrison all of Blanchard; Brian Callahan of Blanchard; Gerard, Christy, Morgan and Cord Dodson of Cyril; Monty Dodson of Lawton, JeanAnn Dodson of Stillwater; Cody and Heather Dodson, Bayleigh Works, and Tripp Dodson Elgin; Monty, Christina, Connor, and Alex Guthrie of Washington, D.C.; and Lori, Ronnie, Cailin, and Clay Wright of Velma; and Brooke Dodson of Cordell. Survivors also include JoAnn Schultz of Anadarko; LuAnn and Jimmy (Duck) Worthley of Marlow; Carol and Terry Butler of Verden; Lori and Butch Hannagan of Anadarko; Casey Castillo and Ryan Schultz of Verden; Chris Schultz of Anadarko; Curtis, Crystal, Brieanna, Ashlyn, and Conner Vazquez of Anadarko; Amanda and Jake Henderson, Colby Vasquez, and Kaley Henderson of Anadarko; Nickie Tripp of Yellville, AR; Craig, Lindsey, Katelyn, Josh, Jacob, and Brooklyn Worthley of Marlow; Tommy, Heather, Jamyson, Isaac, Madyson, and Avery of Marlow.
Ruth Ann started working as an official court reporter in 1958 at the Caddo County Court House in Anadarko. She loved her work and all the people she met and particularly those she was able to help. She retired once only to be called back, which she loved, and served until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Along the way Ruth Ann was heavily involved at the state level with the Oklahoma Court Reporter’s Association and to a lesser degree with the national association. She loved attending the conventions so she could see all her many friends. Throughout her career she was honored to receive many awards and hold many positions in the court reporters’ associations including Oklahoma Court Reporters (OCRA) President 1985-1986, Reporter of the Year 2001, and she received the Dedicated Service Award in 2011. She was a member of the Association for the last 30 plus years and she held every position on the board, with the most recent being a director after stepping down from the secretary/treasurer position this past summer. She had been secretary/treasurer from 2004. Ruth Ann was also a member of the National Court Reporters Association since 2004 and worked to help create awareness and assist in lobbying efforts and the annual phone-a-thon. Ruth Ann was proud to be included and represent Caddo County in the beautiful Oklahoma Courthouse Legends coffee table book released in 2011. Moreover, she was proud to be the last court reporter in the state of Oklahoma to shorthand and a recorder in the court room instead of the now current computer technology. One her great joys was being a part of the Beta Sigma Phi – Tau Master Chapter in Anadarko. As a member of the organization since 1971, Ruth Ann was honored to hold many offices over the years, including chapter president (1983-1984, 1994-1995, 2005-2006, and 2006-2007). She was also honored to receive many awards during her membership such as Order of the Rose, Silver Circle, Valentine Empress (1993, 2006), and Girl of the Year (1991, 1993, 2001, 2005). Ruth Ann was also a founding member and officer of the Cyril School Foundation. She was proud to work hard to help the foundation raise money for new equipment and technology solutions for the school district.
While she loved and enjoyed her work and her involvement with philanthropic and civic organizations, her greatest joy in life was her family and her friends. Ruth Ann always had a warm smile, a kind word, and a loving, gentle touch, and an infectious unforgettable laugh for everyone.
Our hope is that this is the way you will always remember her and honor her by letting her love warm you and encourage kindness to others.
The family of Ruth Ann Lair.
Funeral Services are 1 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Cyril, 213 West Main, Cyril. Interment will be at Cyril Celestial Gardens. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel.
July 19, 1939 - April 23, 2012
Ruth Ann Lair
Patsy McDonald Rhymes
Patsy McDonald Rhymes, 62, of Chickasha, beloved wife of Danny Rhymes, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She will be greatly missed by a large and loving extended family and many friends. Patsy was a devoted wife and mother and spent most of her time caring for her family.
She is survived by her husband Danny, her son Starling and his wife Connie, and grandchildren Rochelle and Michael. Patsy was especially close to her niece Pam and also leaves behind her brothers Charles, Paige, and Roland along with her sisters Thelma and Jeana.
Graveside services were held in Hominy, on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. and will be officiated by her longtime family minister, Rev. Leonard Lindsay. Arrangements are being handled by Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Nyoka “Jo” Hadley
Private graveside services were held for Noyka Hadley, 67, of Chickasha, on Wednesday May 15, 2013 in the Fairlawn Cemetery.
Noyka was born on February 10, 1946, in Houston, Texas. She died May 11, 2013, in Chickasha.
Services were under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Lois Morris, 89, of Chickasha, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Chickasha. Lois was born June 13, 1923, the daughter of Elva L. and Eva Opal (Heavin) Keeton. She died May 13, 2013, in Muskogee.
Betty Jo James
Graveside services for Betty Jo James, 84.will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Westview Cemetery in Rush Springs under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs. Visitation will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Martin Funeral Home in Elk City and Wednesday and Thursday at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs.
Betty was born in Cox City, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 1928 and passed from this life on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Elk City.
Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb.com and www.martinfhok.com
- Steven Craig Wigley
Funeral services for Freida Perkins, 95, of Chickasha, will be 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home.
Freida Perkins was born March 19, 1918, at Kalamazoo, Michigan. She passed away at her home on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Mrs. Perkins married Daniel Perkins on November 14, 1940. She and Daniel lived in New Mexico from 1940 to 1980, when they moved to the Amber area.
She had worked in the New Mexico public school system and after moving to Amber she worked at the Amber Café for seven years.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Perkins in 1986 and a son, Danny Perkins in 2010.
Mrs. Perkins is survived by a sister, Esther Healey, of PawPaw, Michigan; four grandchildren: Penny Fuller, George Perkins, Wayne Perkins and T.J. Perkins; 11 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; Daughter-in-law: Wynema Perkins. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including Carla and Eddie.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, OK under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.
- Freida Perkins
- Steven Craig Wigley
- Edward Clayton West
- Josephine Brandstatt
- More Obituaries Headlines
- Patsy McDonald Rhymes