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McRay Funeral Home
June 2023 Obituaries 

Becky Renee Stephenson

Funeral service for Becky Stephenson, 58, of Rush Springs, OK will be held at 10:30am, Monday, June 19, 2023 at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha, OK.  Ron Blankinship will officiate.  Interment will be in the Alex Cemetery in Alex, OK under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Becky was born the daughter of Herman and Mary Wright  on October 10, 1964 in Duncan, OK.  She died on June 15, 2023 at her home in Rush Springs, OK.

Becky was raised in Velma, OK.  She graduated from Velma-Alma High School in 1982 then attended OU for a short time. She worked for the US Postal Service for many years and retired as Post Master in Alex, OK.  After her retirement, she worked part time for Eagle Iron and Steel in Marlow, OK.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

Becky is survived by her husband Rodney Stephenson; son Gavin Foster and Jena; son Grant Foster; daughter Shallin Hines and Freddie; son Cody Stephenson and Jessica; daughter Jentri Foster and Andrew; grandchildren Shay Foster, Braden Hines, Brant Hines and Lexi, Brennae McKinnon and Trace, Kayden Stephenson, Hadlie Stephenson, Londyn Stephenson, Jaxton Stephenson, Maddox Foster and Kennedy Foster; great-grandchildren Carter and Corbin Hines, Oakley and Waylon Hines, Blakely Cearlock and Kohen McKinnon; brothers Rodney Wright and Sandra, Kevin Wright and Robbie, Randy Wright and Judy; numerous other family and special friends Mickey and Cheryl Pruitt and their kids Barkley and Whitney. 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at McRay Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Polly

Jo Ann Cottrell Polly (March 31, 1937- June 8, 2023) was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She married a cute sailor from the farm down the road and spent 66 years building a wonderful life and family with him. She was born over a gas station in Binger, graduated from Anadarko High School in 1955, sold a calf to fund secretarial school, and worked in various industries before finding her work home in the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in Miami and managing the Anadarko and Chickasha offices. She loved fiercely and served in every way she could.  She had plenty of opinions and lots of wisdom to share, and one of her love languages was food.  She supplied her family, friends, neighbors, church, and anyone else she appreciated with all sorts of delicious meals and baked goods.  She traveled across the US and across the Atlantic to see interesting places, visit friends and family, and care for her grandchildren. 

Jo was the wife and devoted partner of Jim Polly of Chickasha, the daughter of Ludwig (Punch) and Violet Cottrell of Cyril, the older sister of Deveta Miller of Chickasha, the mother of Beth (James) Jones of Houston and Jim (Teresa) Polly of Oklahoma City, the doting grandmother of Emma (Zack) Taylor of Houston, Hannah (John Nelson) Jones of Austin, and Joshua Polly of Oklahoma City.  If you’ve seen her in the last 2 years, you have seen pictures of her great-granddaughter, Lucy Taylor, who brought her delight.  She loved her in-laws, both those gone before and those still here, including Louann (Cricket) and Rick Watts of Oklahoma City, Virgean Polly of Anadarko, and Richard Polly of Windsor, Colorado, as well as all her nieces and nephews. She took chances on people and made a difference in many lives.  She served her community on vo-tech and library boards and the PEO, and by serving summer lunches to children.

Jo did not want a formal funeral.  She will be interred privately in Anadarko.  There will be a gathering of friends at 1 pm on Friday, June 16, at the Cowboy Church in Apache.  We will celebrate her life and share stories and “Jojo specialties” baked by her granddaughters.  If you are so moved, please contribute to breast cancer research or her church or to a cause that matters to you, or feed a friend or stranger, and remember her.

Judy Carol Kauley

Funeral service for Judy Kauley will be held at 10:00am, Friday, June 9, 2023 at First Baptist Church Chickasha.  Pastor Michael Butler will officiate.

Judy Carol Kauley, age 76, moved to her Heavenly mansion on June 6, 2023, with her family at her side.  Judy was born on Sunday, May 18, 1947, in Erin Springs, OK, to Raymond Wilson Reed and Mildred Ann McCants Reed.  She grew up on the family farm and would later move to Chickasha.  At 18, Judy married Alva Turner on November 6, 1965; the family grew as they had three daughters, Beverly, Natalie, and Toni.  She would later meet and marry the love of her life Ralph Kauley, Jr. on March 12, 1999, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Judy was preceded in death by many family members.  Rejoicing as she arrived in Heaven are both parents, Raymond and Mildred; four brothers, Arthur (Sam) Reed, Bill Reed, Charles Reed and an infant brother; four sisters, Opal Stucks, Barbara Turner, Minnie Phillips, and Shirley Quillin; her first husband, Alva Turner; her grandson-in-law Jonathan Osborn; and three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; two nieces; and four nephews.

Judy left behind many family members who will carry her memories in their hearts.  These include her husband of 23 and a half years Ralph Kauley, Jr.; daughters Beverly Sales and husband DeRedact, Natalie Holman and husband Kelly, Toni Turner-Cole and husband Jason; step-children Tracy George and husband Jody, Melanie Kauley, and Kelcey Rightmire and husband David; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses; one sister-in-law Carolyn Reed; and one brother-in-law Rick Quillin along with many, many friends.

Final Resting place will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. 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

Fax:  405-224-1584


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