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Larry Neal Luster

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Larry Neal Luster 1950 - 2014

Larry Neal Luster
1950 - 2014

Larry Luster, a Broken Arrow resident for 34 years, died March 22, 2014. He was 63.

Larry was born June 19, 1950, in Pampa, Texas, where he grew up, graduating from Pampa High School in 1968. At the time of his death, he was retired from a long career at American Airlines where he worked as a welder for 29 years.

He had unprecedented strength and taught others to overcome, to endure and to love. Larry was the heart and soul of his family and friends, making sure that all knew how much he cared for them. He will be cherished and loved always.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Bill Luster and LaVeta Caskey and his son Bryan Luster. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice Luster; his daughter, Shelley Luster; his mother-in-law, Betty Napier; his brothers Darell Luster and his wife Lyn and David Luster; and many friends who were like family to him.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow. Services will be Friday, March 28, 2014, at 3 p.m., at the Floral Haven Funeral Home chapel in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Online guestbook is at www.floralhaven.com/obituaries/Larry-Luster

Charles Lynn “Tootie” Meador

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Charles Lynn “Tootie” Meador 1947 -- 2014

Charles “Tootie” Meador
1947 -- 2014

Charles Lynn “Tootie” Meador, 66, of Matador, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas.

There will be a wake Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodges Stock Farm, South of White Deer.

Charles was born in Matador on Oct. 25, 1947. He graduated from Matador High school, attended Clarendon College and graduated from Texas State Technical College in Waco. He was a good athlete and participated in many sporting events and was honored by receiving the Dayton Graham Athletic Award. He was active in Boy Scouts and went to Canada on a canoeing trip. He was a resident of White Deer for 30 years and coached Little League while living in White Deer.

Charles married Bonnie Booth of McLean and they moved to Waco to attend school.

Having a meat processing certification, he worked in several grocery stores as the market manager. His first love, however, was farming and ranching.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori Bichsel and husband Timmy of White Deer; and their four children; his mother, June Cunningham of Lubbock; his brother, Joey and wife Dynell of Archer City
and their four children; nine grandchildren; and his sister, Tanya Rippetoe and husband David of Lubbock.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, James Meador and a nephew, Marlin Meador.

A graveside service was held at the East Mound Cemetery at Matador, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2 p.m.

The family is grateful for the service provided by the EMS in Matador and for the concern of many friends and family there.

Marjorie Ann Long

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Marjorie Ann Long 1930 - 2014

Marjorie Ann Long
1930 - 2014

Marjorie Ann Long, 84, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Celebration Family Church in Fritch. Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Marjorie was born March 7, 1930 in Vernon, Texas to Henry and Thelma Ross. She married G.W. Long on Oct. 28, 1947 in Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Doug Long; and sister, Vonnie Talor.

Survivors include her husband, G.W. of the home; children, Ronald Long and his wife Debra, Debbie Jennings and her husband, Mike, Susan Holland and her husband, Joe, Delwin Long and his wife, Lyndol all of Borger; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grand children; one great-great grandchild due to arrive in June; brother, H.L. Ross and his wife, Shirley of Decatur, Texas; sister, Myrtle Willliams and her husband, Dee of Eldorado, Texas.

In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to BSA Hospice of Pampa, 800 N. Sumner St., Pampa, Texas 79065.

Mildred “Millie” Craig

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

SPEARMAN — Mildred “Millie” Craig, 81, of Spearman, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Services were held Saturday, March 22, in First Baptist Church in Spearman with Rev. Jim Medley officiating. Burial was in Hansford Cemetery with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Millie was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Mitchell, La., to Worth Linwood Barrett and Thelma Morris Barrett. She married L.C. Craig Jr. on Dec. 25, 1947.

Millie gave 100 percent to everything she did. She was a bowler, traveling all over Texas and much of the U.S. to tournaments. She loved walking with her son Pip and taking care of her family.

She was a pink lady at the hospital and delivered meals on wheels.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Survivors include five daughters, Deborah Fine and husband Tom of Decatur, Cheryl Stelleges and husband Walter of San Antonio and Judy Collins and husband Don, Sharon Wilson and Angela Looten and husband Carl, all of Amarillo; and a son, L.C. “Pip” Craig III of Spearman; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to American Lung Association, 5926 N. Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78731.

Sarah Alice Haskins

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Sarah Alice Haskins 1922 - 2014

Sarah Alice Haskins
1922 - 2014

Sarah Alice Haskins, 91, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Panhandle First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle. The family will receive guests on Wednesday at the funeral Home in Panhandle from 5-7 p.m.

Sarah was born April 9, 1922 in Franklin, Tenn. to Oscar and Gladys Nolen. She married Jack Haskins on Oct. 9, 1941 in Dillion, S.C. Mrs. Haskins was member of Panhandle First United Methodist Church, the VFW Woman’s Auxiliary and the nurture and care committee. She was an artist and enjoying making jewelry and crocheting. Sarah was a great card player but an even better cheater of playing cards.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; daughter, Rosemary Andrus; son, Randy Haskins; brothers, Oscar, Bob and Bill Nolen; and sister, Jessie Mae Williams.

Survivors include her son, Raymond Haskins of Amarillo; brother, Thomas Nolen of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Jay Sarah Call, Tiffany Rae Andrus-Flowers, Aaron Andrus; great-grandchildren, 1st Lieutenant Jayson Walser, Sergeant Dustin Walser, Lawrence Davis, Adalynn Davis; two great-great-grandchildren, Aiden and Kaelynn Walser; three step-grandchildren, all of Amarillo; and six step-grandchildren.

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf 1919 - 2014

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf
1919 - 2014

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf, 94, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to be with Lord on Monday, March 17, 2014.

A graveside service at the Panhandle Cemetery was followed by a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Panhandle on Saturday, March 22, with Pastors Jerry Land and Buddy Payne, officiating. Services were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Evelyn was born on Nov. 14, 1919, in Panhandle to Earl and Marian Cox and lived in Panhandle all but a few years during World War II. She attended Panhandle schools from first grade through high school and was captain of the high school girls’ basketball team her senior year. She married Ralph B. Metcalf on Dec. 14, 1941. Ralph and Evelyn were happily married for 52 and half years until his death in April of 1994.

Evelyn was dedicated to the care of her family while her three boys were growing up. At the age of 45, she began her college education and started teaching elementary school in 1969. She taught first grade in Panhandle for 13 years. Evelyn was member of the First United Methodist Church of Panhandle 94 years, and loved singing in the church choir. She was an avid bridge player, and her talents in the kitchen were well known to all who ate with us. Fried chicken and baked fruit pies and cobblers were but a few of her specialties, and she was also know for her Christmas candies. Canning green beans and pickles from Ralph’s garden and putting up corn provided year round vegetables for the family. She loved hosting parties, and our home was often the place where our family gatherings took place.

Survivors include three sons, Barry and wife Debbie of Panhandle, Keith and wife Jan of Fort Worth, Dean and wife Bitzie of Amarillo; three grandsons, Aaron, Stephen and Kyle Metcalf; five great-grandchildren, Addison, Tatum, Cohen, Sydnie and Wyatt Metcalf; and three brothers, Wayne Cox and wife Jean of Panhandle, Clifford Cox and wife Mary Kay of Austin and Howard Cox of Roanoke, Va. In addition, she was loved and will be missed by dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the First United Methodist Church of Panhandle.

Dee “Toots” Herring

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Dee "Toots" Herring 1926 - 2014

Dee "Toots" Herring
1926 - 2014

Dee “Toots” Herring, 87, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Panhandle Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Panhandle Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dee was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Madill, Okla. to D.S. and Ada Herring. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Herring married his first wife, Emma Lee Lockhart in Wellington, Texas on Nov. 18, 1944 and they were married for 50 years. Then he married his second wife, Dovie Knox on Sept. 28, 1995 in Eureka Springs, Ark. Dee was a farmer in Tulia and also in Carson County. He owned and operated service stations for many years. Then he became a truck driver and retired after 10 years from Hughes Elevator. He was a member of Alvarado Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Emma Lee Lockhart Herring on May 11, 1995; son, DeWayne Herring in 1945; and brothers, Sherwood, Raymond and Kenneth Herring.

Survivors include his wife, Dovie of Cleburne; daughters, Jane Hare and her husband, Lloyd, of Panhandle, Deloris Herring of Paradise; stepson, Ricky Knox and his wife, Donna, of Cleburne; stepdaughter, Rhonda Price and her husband, Jerry, of Cleburne; four grandchildren, Tommy Russell and wife, Lucinda, of Amarillo, Jessie Barnett of Denison, Lorrie Baze and her husband, Jay, of Panhandle, Shellie Doughty and her husband, Ken, of Paradise; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and nine step-grandchildren.

Dixie Pool

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

SPEARMAN — Dixie Pool, 69, died Friday, March 7, 2014.

Services were held Thursday, March 13, 2014 in First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Spearman with the Rev. Danny Hendricks officiating. Arrangements were by Good Samaritan Funeral Service and Chapel of Booker.

Mrs. Pool was born Sept. 11, 1944, in Memphis to Jeff and Lola Watkins Melton. She married Donald “Donnie” Pool on June 1, 1962.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Lenny Pool of Ada, Okla., Jeff Pool of Panhandle and Trevor Pool of Enid, Okla.; a daughter, Donda Lozano of Spearman; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Alton Wesley Daniels

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Alton Wesley Daniels 1946 - 2014

Alton Wesley Daniels
1946 - 2014

ARLINGTON — Alton Wesley Daniel, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2014 playing golf at one of his favorite golf courses in Arlington.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, at the Schooler-Gordon Home in Amarillo following a service on Friday, March 14, at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington.

Alton was born on Jan. 15, 1946 in Amarillo to George Wesley Daniel and Beulah Josephine Brandon Daniel. He graduated Panhandle High School in 1964 and continued his education at Amarillo College. Although he worked various jobs in his youth, starting at Bell Helicopter in 1970 was the career job of his life. Moving to Arlington in 1994, and working as a supervisor until his retirement on Jan. 16, 2012, a total of 42 years.

Alton had his priorities always, God, Country, family, job and golf and more golf. He was always very particular about any machinery being well taken care of and clean to his standards, whether it be helicopters or cars. He always was a positive thinker and loved to laugh and joke with everyone that he could target, he had no mercy on anyone.

Alton was preceded in death by his father, George; and mother, Beulah Daniel.

Survivors include his wife, Nita; son, Chris Daniel and wife, Franka; grandchildren, Marlene and Austin Daniel; step-children, Bobby Owen and wife, Cynthia, Amanda Bridges and husband, Arlis; step-grandchildren, Dakota Scates and Jaci Bailey; sister, Audean Mitchell and husband, Jim; nephews, Richard and wife, Barbara, and nephew, Rick.

The family would like to express gratitude to Bell Helicopter employees and friends for the love and support.

Janet “Sis” Rinehart

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Janet "Sis" Rinehart 1928 - 2014

Janet "Sis" Rinehart
1928 - 2014

Roseau, Minnesota – Janet “Sis” Rinehart passed away on March 1, 2014 at the Roseau Lifecare Manor.

Janet Joyce Rinehart was born on June 2, 1928 to Otto and Elizabeth (Harty) Meyer in a farm house in Eagle Lake, Blue Earth County. Janet attended St. Peter (Bell) Lutheran Parochial School. She and her siblings were baptized in the parsonage by Pastor Cloeter in 1934 and confirmed in 1941. Janet graduated from Waterville High School in 1946, then married Niel Rinehart on June 13, 1948.

Janet was the president of the Bell Church Ladies Club. She taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school, sang in the church Choir and was a member of the North Elysian Kitchen Band. She worked at Bird’s Eye Canning Factory, was a supervisor at Brinkton Pool Tables, and then worked for Ben Kniefel at the Waterville Coast to Coast. Janet farmed with her husband Niel until they retired at North Star Apartments for the last twenty-four years. Together they helped assist the other residents with whatever their needs were. Janet and Niel have always been care-givers throughout their lives. They are members at the First United Lutheran Church in Roseau. Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She is survived by husband, Niel of Roseau; children, Nancy and husband, Ron Berndt of Waterville, Bonnie and husband, Allen Daniels of Panhandle, Texas, Sally and husband, Dean Robinson of Roseau and Russell Rinehart and wife, Lisa, of Waseca; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene Schwartz of Waterville; brother-in-law, Roland Cram of Waterville; sister-in-law, Janet Meyer of Rochester; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Faith Cram; brothers, Kenneth and Donald Meyer; sister-in-law, Ramona Meyer; brothers-in-law, Norman Schwartz and Donald Rinehart; infant grandson, Mark Rinehart; and infant granddaughter, Marjorie Rinehart.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First United Lutheran Church LCMC in Roseau. Interment will be at the Spruce Cemetery at a later date. Helgeson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Family request, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to First United Lutheran Church memorial fund.