Wanda Jo Pendleton
Funeral service for Wanda J. Pendleton, 86, will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. She passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022 from complications following a stroke.
Born May 29, 1935, Wanda Jo was the eldest daughter of Gano and Opal (Cary) McGuffin. She was raised in the Laverty community attending Freeman and Lyon schools before graduating from Pioneer High School in 1953. She went on to attend OCW (Oklahoma College for Women) earning a degree in Elementary Education.
After college Wanda worked for Mr. Dunn in several of his Dairy Queen stores. She could still make the curly-Q on the ice cream cones, boasting “There’s nothing to it!” It was at one of these stores where she met, and later married, Dale Pendleton in November, 1967. To this union their only child, Lisa was born.
Though she never taught full time in the classroom, she spent her life investing in the lives of children. As a member of FBC Amber and later Sharon Baptist Church, Wanda taught children’s Sunday School class and helped with Vacation Bible School. After retiring from the activities department at Shannon Springs Nursing Home, Wanda began to volunteer in the Foster Grandparents Program serving as Grandma Wanda at Head Start and in the Kindergarten classroom at Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center. Wanda loved working crossword puzzles and playing scrabble. She was always busy doing something. She walked every day for exercise and even learned to boot scoot in her sixties!
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Dale; parents Gano and Opal McGuffin; sisters BG McGuffin, Barbara Ann Henderson, Mary Ellen Ferguson and Margaret Katherine Rolley; brother-in-law Larry Rolley and niece Anita Rolley St Clair.
Survivors include daughter Lisa Pendleton of Oklahoma City, nine nieces and nephews who “fight” over who’s the favorite, and many lifelong friends. If you knew my Momma, you were blessed.
Interment will be in the Laverty Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Walter Ray Bailey
Funeral service for Walter Ray Bailey, 89, of Ninnekah, OK will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 26, 2022 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Bryan Haynes will officiate.
Walter Ray Bailey was born the son of Walter and Jewel Bailey on April 5, 1932 in Brownfield, TX. He died on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Chickasha, OK.
Walter lived in Texas and Oklahoma growing up. He married his wife Ruby in 1953 in Weatherford, TX. In the early 1960's he moved to Ninnekah, OK. He worked in the oilfield for 43 years as a tool-pusher, roughneck and superintendent. After he retired from the oilfield he worked part time for Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha.
Walter was preceded in death by both parents; his wife Ruby Bailey; daughter Marilyn McCloskey; sister, Betty Jean Henson; brother Edward Dale Williams and granddaughter Natalie Carter.
Walter is survived by his daughter Patty Camp; son Walter Bailey, Jr.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Ninnekah Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Sondra G Jarvis
Funeral service for Sondra Jarvis,79, of Cement, OK will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chickasha, OK. Interment will be in the Cement Cemetery.
Sondra G “Dorries” Jarvis was born January 2, 1943 in Baird, Texas. Sondra passed away at her home after a six year battle with cancer on February 13, 2022.
Sondra married Frank H Jarvis in January, 1959 in Abilene, Texas. She loved children, sewing and knitting, playing solitaire, flowers, a good puzzle and was a wonderful cook. She was a very caring mom and grandma and was always doing her best to care for others right up to the end.
Survivors include sister Evelyn Adams and brother Gene Dorries, Jr; sister-in-law Vida Buck; daughters Zoe Ann Valdez, Leta Kay Handke; son Frank Jarvis III; grandchildren Joshua King, Johnathan Munn, Zhanna Zoe Lewis, Sondra Lewis, Chase Zeiset, Eric Zeiset, Twylah Whitehead, Steven H Jarvis, Jr, Chelsea Jarvis; great-grandchildren Xavier King, Angel King, Bryson Munn, Braxton Munn, Carlie Munn and Aleah, Kaydn, and Rhyln Lewis, Shelbie, Brittanie, Alexis and Karlie and Ellie Zeiset, Aaron and Kelsey Jarvis, Kristen Harris, Kaisen, Kenna, Luke Whitehead and six great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sondra was preceded in death by her husband Frank Jarvis; parents Gene and Francis Dorries; brother Jerry Dorries; sisters Barbara and Margie; sister-in-law Sue Caldwell, grandson Ryder Zeiset and son Steven H Jarvis, Sr.
Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Betty Lou Graham Koenig
Graveside service will be on Tuesday, February 15,2022 at 2 pm at the Verden Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Betty Lou Graham Koenig was born to Homer Rollie Bartlett and Mary Glee (Cowling) Bartlett on September 1,1932 in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma and gained her angel wings on February 12,2022 in Chickasha, Oklahoma after a lengthy illness. She was 89 years old.
While attending business school in Oklahoma City she met and married Donald Graham and to this union three children were born, Jimmie Ray, Frank Linn and Johnny Darrell. She was a fulltime mother and homemaker involved in her sons activities including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H and FFA. She always had a large garden and canned vegetable to share with friends and family. She loved to cook and no one ever went away hungry. She went to work at Maremont/Gabriel Ride and worked for 21 years retiring in 1987. She married Samuel Koenig in April 1986, moving back to Verden at that time. Family vacations to Colorado with trout fishing was one of her favorite things. She loved her cats and adopted all the strays and named them and fed them all. Everyone knew that she would take care of any strays. She cherished her family and they were the light of her life and that is what she lived for.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons Frank of Verden, Johnny and Cindy of Verden. Grandchildren Jason and Angela of Colorado, Steven and Sue of Chickasha, John and Christy of Texas, Randy and JoAnn of Texas, Stephanie and Nolan of Verden, and Ryan and Krista of Chickasha. Great grandchildren Braydon, Jaylyn, Haley, Brandon, Keegan, LaCrysta, Jonathan II, William, Daniel, Magen, Clara, Bryceton, Devyn, and one great great granddaughter Susan. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel, son Jimmie, and grandsons Keith and Eric.
We would like to thank the nurses and direct care givers at Shanoan Springs Nursing Home and Kindful Hospice for the loving care they gave our mom.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Childrens Center Rehabilitation Hospital in her name in lieu of flowers.
Weldon A Foster
Funeral service for Weldon A Foster will be at 11:00 am Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Trinity Baptist Church, Chickasha, with Scott Guthrie officiating.
Weldon Foster, 92, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 4, 2022 at his home. Weldon was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma on the 19th of January, 1930 to Loyd Clayton Foster and Neva Winifred Foster, the 6th of 7 children. He was raised on a farm northwest of Rush Springs. He attended Little Rush, Fairview and Pioneer Schools, graduating from Pioneer in 1948. He had various jobs prior to marrying Fern Brantley on January 6, 1951. He went into the Army in March, 1951. He did basic training at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas and on to Korea in September, 1951. He was seriously wounded in action on September 10, 1951 and was later awarded the Purple Heart. After being discharged from the Army, Weldon and Fern made their home in Oklahoma City where Weldon graduated from Blackwood Business College. He had various accounting jobs in Oklahoma City and Grady County. In 1960, he went to work for the Grady County Assessor’s office and was elected Grady County Assessor in 1971 and served there until he retired on January 1, 1991. During this time as County Assessor, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from USAO in Chickasha. Weldon loved the Lions Club and was the secretary for 25 years. He also loved his church and was an ordained deacon and served in many other capacities in the church. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for 65 years. He was a faithful man of God and will be dearly missed.
Weldon was preceded in death by: His parents, Loyd and Neva Foster, sisters, Foye Lee Wiles and Winifred Hastings and 4 brothers, L. C., Thomas, Bill and Wayne. He is survived by: His loving wife of 71 years, Fern, and his daughters, Linda Roper and husband, Kenneth, and Rhonda Mayo and husband, Terry, as well as 4 grandchildren, Matt Weller and wife Sherri, Mandy Brunett and husband, Brian, Jeremy Roper and Emily Baker, and husband, Vance and 8 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A special thanks to Weldon’s caregiver’s, Bonnie Chennault, Beckey Chennault, Jessica King, Teri Bitsche, Virginia Burress, Kim Laney and Cathy Laney.
Burial will be in the Laverty Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Jeanne and Michael Mosley
Funeral services for Jeanne Lynn Mosley, 57, and Michael Lynn Mosley, 53, will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, February 11, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Verden, OK.
Jeanne Lynn Mosley was born the daughter of William and Betty French on January 11, 1965 in Lawton, OK. She died February 5, 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Jeanne married Michael Mosley on March 27th, 2002. She enjoyed sports; both playing and cheering on her kids, grandkids and nieces and nephews. She often traveled to catch their games whenever she could. Sometimes she attended multiple games in different cities on the same day!! She was their biggest fan! She loved being around family and would often spend weekends with her grandkids, Marilyn and her family. Her favorite sports teams were the Oklahoma Sooners and Thunder basketball. She often went to football games with her niece Julie. A favorite summer pastime she shared with her husband Michael was camping and meeting up with family at the lake. They always showed up with a grill and canopy.
Jeanne was preceded in death by both parents, daughter Jamie May Martin, brother William French Jr., sisters Jennifer Komardley, Gail French and Mary Ann French. She is survived by her daughter MayLynn “Danny” Mosley, her grandchildren, Noah Martin, Evelyn Martin and Gracie Martin. Sisters Karry French, Margie French and brothers Jeremy French, Richard French and Donnie French as well as many nieces and nephews.
Michael Lynn Mosley was born June 2, 1968 in Monahans, TX and went home November 9, 2021. His wife Jeanne, whom he loved very much, joined him February 5, 2022. Michael went to school in Ninnekah, OK. After graduating in 1986 he went into the USMC and proudly served his country, receiving several badges and medals. He was known as Mose to his friends. Michael was all about family. He loved getting together for a weekend cookout or just sitting outside by a fire.
Michael is survived by his daughter MayLynn, three grandchildren, his parents, three sisters, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who all loved him very much.
Burial will be in the Cache Creek Cemetery southwest of Apache, OK. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.