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February 2021 Obituaries 

Robert Timothy Ketchum

Robert Timothy Ketchum was born June 20, 1964 in Lindsay Oklahoma to James Ketchum and Alice Glenn Ketchum. He passed from this earth to his heavenly home on February 27, 2021 in Chickasha Oklahoma. 

Tim graduated from Alex High School in 1984, where he enjoyed playing sports and actively participated in the FFA program. He continued his activity in FFA into his adult life and shared his interest with his kids and grandkids, and made many wonderful friends. Tim received the Honorary Chapter FFA Degree from the Chickasha FFA in 2011.

Tim married Lisa Brummell on January 26, 1995 and enjoyed 26 years by her side. He spent his career in the oilfield, and dedicated his life to his friends and family. His grandkids were his everything and was their biggest supporter in all that they did. He lived his life to the fullest and loved competing against his family in any sport from water skiing, summer volleyball, or backyard basketball; there was always a game to be played and a winner announced after each one. You could usually find Tim at the golf course and he never missed an OU football game. Tim loved making people laugh and would go out of his way to help anyone. 

Tim is preceded in death by his father James Ketchum. He is survived by his mother Alice Glenn Ketchum of Chickasha, his wife Lisa Ketchum of the home, daughter Kate Cobble of Duncan, Son Dylan and wife Evan Ketchum of Chickasha, Step-daughter Kristen Parrish of Yukon, Step-son Ryan Parrish of Oklahoma City, Grandchildren Bryden Ford, Parker Ketchum, Beckham Cobble, Brothers Jimmy and wife Jana Ketchum of Chickasha, Gary and his wife Lisa Ketchum of Hackett, and many other family members and friends that will miss him dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Southern Oaks Church of Christ.

Cremation arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home. 


Robert Donald Bates

Robert (Bob) Bates was born on September 30, 1928 to Frank and Leua Bates in Buffalo, NY.  He died on February 21, 2021, surrounded by his beloved family, in Chickasha, OK.  He was 92.

Bob graduated high school, and following his older brother Jim, went to work at American Airlines at the Buffalo Airport. When the Korean War began, Bob enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1950 to 1954.  After his initial training, Bob was stationed at Westover Air Force Base in Springfield, MA.  At a dance between the servicemen and ladies at the YWCA, Bob met the love of his life Marjorie (Marge) Ann Zenner.  Six months later, they were married on July 11, 1953.  After Bob was discharged, they moved to Buffalo, and he went back to his job at American Airlines.  They were blessed with two children, Deborah Anne in 1956 and David Paul in 1958.  

In January of 1974, Bob transferred to the DFW Airport and they made their home in Bedford, TX.  Bob took an early retirement in 1984, but shortly afterwards, American Airlines rehired him as a contract instructor to train many employees at airports in the United States and Europe.  Marge went with Bob to many of these locations, would check out the local sites, and then take Bob when he was off duty.  Bob worked this contract job for eight years.
After 10+ years of caring for Marge and her Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis, Bob lost his beloved wife in 2010.  In 2016, Bob came to Chickasha, OK to live with his daughter and son-in law Debbie and Pat Cave.  

Bob had always loved to travel.  His father and grandfather worked for the New York Central Railroad and they would travel by train across the country to see family.  Bob and Marge flew numerous times by airplane over the years for vacations.  Bob was happy to join Debbie and Pat on their many RV trips across this nation. They visited 24 states together.  When we came home from a trip, Bob would always ask, “Where are we going next?”.  In fact, we had just come back from Florida nine days before Bob passed away.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Leua Bates, his wife, Marge, his brother James (Jim) Bates, and a nephew Robert (Robbie) Bates.

Bob is survived by his daughter Debbie and her husband Pat Cave of Chickasha, and his son David and his wife Lorri Bates of Fort Worth, TX.  Five granddaughters, Heather Cave Padgett, Kimberly and her husband Gerron Smith, all of Chickasha, Melissa Castillo of Dodge City, KS, Alicia and her husband Jake Jobe of Stroud, and Michelle Bates of Brownwood, TX.  Eight grandchildren, Dylan Padgett, Daniel Padgett, Ambrielle Castillo, Jack Smith, Wrigley Jobe, Benjamin Smith, Cal Smith and Aniston Jobe. A cousin, Doris Oyer who is 98 years young, of Holyoke, MA, several other cousins, nieces and nephews and special friends, Ron and Linda Rappold of Bedford, TX and their daughter Rhonda Rappold Lane.

We want to thank College Heights Baptist Church and pastor Dr. Bryan Haynes for their love, prayers, and support over the past five years.  We also want to thank Dr Kevin Anderson, Dr Amish Patel, and the staffs at Five Oaks Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, and The Physician’s Hospital in Anadarko for their excellent care over the past five years.  We also want to express our gratitude to the employees at Lifeline Home Health and Hospice over the past 14 months.

At a future date, there will be a family celebration of life service. 

Cremation arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.


Pat L. Garvin
November 6, 1933 - February 6, 2021
      Pat L. Garvin of Chickasha, Oklahoma recently passed away at home surrounded by loving family members after an extended illness.
      Pat was born Patsy Laverne Morris to Melvin J. Morris Sr. and Laura Ethel Robinson Morris in 1933 in Stecker, Oklahoma . She was raised in Cement, Oklahoma. She attended Cement High School where she met and eventually married the love of her life James L. Garvin.
      They moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma before settling in Oklahoma City where they raised three children, J. Duane, V. Diane and Shiela K.
      Pat worked for Snap Shots Inc. during the late 1960s and early 1970s but spent most of her life as a homemaker. In 1978 they moved to Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington where they enjoyed the beauty of the Pacific Northwest for 22 years. In 2000 they moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to family and settled in Chickasha.
Pat and Jim had just celebrated their 71st Wedding Anniversary in November.
      Pat was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Melvin Jr. and Donald "Bill", sister Shirley, and daughter Diane.       She is survived by her husband James,  brother Jimmy Morris and wife LaVana, son Duane and wife Carol, daughter Shiela, grandchildren James McCall, Mike McCall, Laura Martell Connelly and husband Tom, Allison Tyson and husband Clint, and Nicole Garvin.
      Memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm, February 21st at McRay Funeral Home, 110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, Oklahoma 73018.  The family strongly suggests wearing a mask.



 

Richard Kent Baldwin

Memorial service for Richard Kent Baldwin, age 74, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 10:30am, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Grand Assembly of God Church in Chickasha.  Please wear a mask.  The service will be livestreamed on www.GrandAssembly.org.

Richard Kent Baldwin passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday, January 25, 2021.  He was born February 10, 1946 in Wichita, Kansas to Robert (Bob) and Hazel Baldwin.

He graduated from Moore High School in 1964 and married Betty Wheeler on June 25, 1965.  He served 4 yearsin the U.S. Air Force from 1966 – 1970.  In 1980 they moved to Chickasha, OK where he began to work for Allen’s Electronics.  In 1981 he decided to start his own business, Kent’s TV Service. In 2006 he closed his TV service, and started working at the Grady County Criminal Justice Authority as their I.T. Manager where he continued to work until his passing.  Kent had many friends that loved him and enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor. He had a loving heart that always extended out to his family, and friends.  Without a doubt, some of his greatest joys were being able to help family, especially his grandkids. Nearly all of his free time on the weekends was spent with his wife Betty. Whether it was going to a movie in Carnegie, a restaurant, or just taking a drive to get a Coke, Kent and Betty were always together. He especially loved when his daughters, Daun and Erica, were alongside, as well.

Kent is preceded in death by both of his parents, Bob and Hazel Baldwin.

Kent is survived by his wife Betty Baldwin of Chickasha, OK; Daughters, Daun Crabb and her husband, Billy, of Ninnekah, OK, Erica Hartis, and her husband Doug of Chickasha, OK; Grandchildren; Brittany Barker of Lindsey, OK; Brooke Goddard of Chickasha, OK; Tyler McComas of Oklahoma City, OK; Kirsten Epton of Chickasha, OK; Tayler Lee of Guthrie, OK; Great Grandchildren; Baylee Barker, Beckham Barker, Kenley Epton, Liam Barker, Maddox Epton and William Lee; Brothers; John Baldwin and his wife Cindy of Ponte Vedra, FL; Joe Baldwin and his wife Jeanne of Loveland, CO, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will mourn his passing.

 Cremation and service arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.


Lowell DaWayne Schneberger

Graveside funeral service for Lowell DaWayne Schneberger will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, Oklahoma.

Lowell DaWayne Schneberger, 80, died January 31, 2021.  He was born December 25, 1940 in Weed, California to Floyd Emery Schneberger and Eva Marie (Moss) Schneberger. The family moved back to Cyril, Oklahoma when he was one, where he graduated from high school in 1959.  Lowell married Linda Carolyn Nichols February 22, 1963.  Lowell and Linda made their home in Oklahoma City before moving to Blanchard in 1968, where they raised their two children.  Lowell was employed with OG&E for 28 years before he retired to run the family farm in Cyril.  Lowell enjoyed sports of all types.  He played football, baseball, basketball and ran track in high school.  After high school Lowell played fast pitch softball well into his 50's and played several years with his son on the same team.  In 1992 Lowell was inducted into the Oklahoma ASA Softball Hall of Fame.  Lowell was also a member of the Cyril Mason Lodge for 59 years.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; sister Cheryl Carlson and brother-in-law John Carlson.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; brother Larry Schneberger and wife Betty of Cyril; son DaWayne Schneberger and wife Dodie of Blanchard; daughter Lea Henricks and husband Jeff of Tulsa; four grandchildren Casey Schneberger, Levi Schneberger, Sydney Henricks, and Brady Henricks; two aunts and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown
Phone: 405-224-4141

Email: mcrayfh@aol.com

Fax:  405-224-1584

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