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October 2021 Obituaries 

Bobbie Jean Evans

A memorial service for Bobbie Jean Evans, 92, of Ninnekah, OK  will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Main Street Church of Christ in Alex, OK.

Billie “Tootsie” Hopper

Billie Frank “Tootsie” Hopper of Chickasha, OK passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021 after a long battle with dementia.  Tootsie was born June 6, 1936 in Lovington, New Mexico.  She was employed by Frontier Airlines when she met and married C.F. “Joe” Hopper on April 29, 1966.  They spent most of their lives in Farmington, NM until Joe retired in 1997.  They moved to Albuquerque where they lived until 2015.  They then moved to Chickasha, OK to be closer to their girls.  Tootsie was a loving wife and incredible mother.  She was active as a local and state president of the New Mexico Business and Professional Women’s Organization (BPW).  She and Joe loved spending their summers at their cabin in Vallecito Lake, Colorado.

Tootsie was preceded in death by her parents, Eva McMillian and Buel E. “Slim” Wimberly; a sister, Evelyn Strawn; and a brother, Ben Wimberly.

She is survived by her husband Joe Hopper and three daughters and their husbands: Shronda and Kirk Shannon of San Angelo, TX; Kristy and Darren Martin of Chickasha, OK; and Karla and Dominic Kollasch of Richardson, TX.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Chris Shannon and wife Stephanie from Coppell, TX; Derek Shannon and wife Paulina Padilla of Houston, TX; Kay Leigh Shannon of Lubbock, TX; Michaela Martin of Oklahoma City, OK; and Bailee Martin of Edmond, OK.  She also had three great-grandchildren: Jack, Cori and Crew Shannon of Coppell, TX.

Tootsie was greatly loved by her friends and family and will be terribly missed.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to a charity of your choice.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Trinity Baptist Church in Chickasha, OK.  Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Kenneth JR Baker

Funeral service for Kenneth Baker will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Alex Southern Baptist Chapel in Alex, OK.

Kenneth is survived by his daughter Debbie Fancher of Alex, her children Andy Fancher and his daughter Addy Fancher, Beth Gilbert and spouse Aaron and their children Arvada and Aiden; daughter Eileen Withiam and spouse Jeff of Guthrie and their children Tiffnie Baker and significant other James Gunter and daughters Hailey Self & Aspen Gunter, Tricia Unger and spouse Peter and daughters Ciara Jones & Kyrs Jones, and Derrick McCrary and spouse Charity and children Haydn, Realynn and Everly;  son Kenneth Baker and spouse Charlene of Chickasha and sons Kyle Baker and spouse Annie and children Amelia and Kyler, Blake Baker and spouse Courtney and their child Ryan;  daughter Joey Pettijohn and spouse Dusty of Alex and their daughter Brittany-Jo Hasbell and spouse Tyler and their daughters Joleene and Marisa, DarlaAnn Pettijohn and significant other Cameron Jones, Kdeebeth Pettijohn;  one brother Robert Baker and spouse Beverly of Yukon;  one sister Imogene Stroud of Roff; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family, friends.

Kenneth was born at home in Little Rush ( Rush Springs) May 14, 1938. In 1947 he, his parents and sister moved to Marlow, Ok where his baby bother was born and they all lived there for approximately one year. On April 1, 1948 they all moved to Oklahoma City ( SW 40th) where they all lived. Kenneth graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1956. He married Darlene Baker (the love of his life) July 1, 1959. They bought their first home on SW 45th. Their first daughter was born in 1960, second daughter in 1962, they moved to Alex in March, 1963, their son was born in September,1963, their last daughter was born in1976.  They were members of the Alex Southern Baptist Church since 1963. Kenneth and Darlene loved following all their grandkids and great-grandkids in everything they did.

Interment is in the Alex Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Steven Barboza

Steve Barboza, of Chickasha, was born on May 23, 1953, in New Bedford, Massachusetts and passed away on October 3, 2021.

Steve moved to Oklahoma and joined the National Guard at the age of 18. He married the love of his life, Romelda Copeland, on October 12, 1979. He worked as a roustabout in the oilfield before building trailers. He was known for his love of classic cars and great music.  Hubba-hubba.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents Hank and Phoebe Martinez.

He is survived by his wife, Romelda Barboza of Chickasha; brother Kenny Barboza of Yukon; sisters Cabrina and husband Larry Setters of Anadarko, Michelle Martinez of Pocasset, Paula Martinez and husband Daniel Roundface of Anadarko; Brothers-in-law James Copeland and wife Patsy of Chickasha, Gilbert Copeland and wife DeAnna of Chickasha; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 4:00pm.  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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