O’Neil Woods, Barbara R.

Woods, Barbara Raylene, 75, office manager, died July 29. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Church of Christ (Absolute Economical, Oklahoma City). Barbara Raylene (ONeil) Woods went to be with Jesus on July 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in 1942 in Lawton OK. She graduated from Enid High School and lived in several locations throughout her life including Germany and England. She married Billy Woods in 1967 and together they raised 4 children, Scott, Rick, Camron and Tiffany. She was dedicated to her career as an office manager and coffee barista and continued to work until her final days. She was a faithful member of South Yukon Church of Christ. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She enjoyed attending their events and performances and was their biggest fan. She was always up for learning new things like ceramics, stained glass, jewelry making, and painting. She also loved movies and true crime shows, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents Patricia and Lloyd “Wheeler” Morse, husband Billy Woods, and sister Zawella Bannon.She is survived by her children Scott and wife Melodie, Rick Rayburn and wife Karla, Camron Jolliff and husband Dan, and Tiffany Woods. Grandchildren Jennifer Lane and husband Nate, Erin Rayburn, Kyle Rayburn and wife Rachael, Kaylee Rayburn, Analise Rayburn, Danny Jolliff, Kailyn Jolliff, Logan Woods and wife Shaylan, Kale Sharp and Nicholas Woods, 8 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and her precious dog Diego.


Alcorn Hitchcock, Betty

Betty Alcorn Hitchcock Obituary
It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Betty Hitchcock of Tulsa, Oklahoma, born in Enid, Oklahoma on Jul 30, 1942, who passed away at the age of 79, on September 5, 2021. She was predeceased by: her parents, Eddie Floyd and Theresa Fontella Daniels (Hamm); her daughter Aletha Hicks; and her brother Ernest Alcorn. She is survived by: her grandson Chris Hitchcock (Amber) of McAlester; her great grandchild Anslee Hitchcock of McAlester; and her nieces, Jennifer Alcorn, Lynn Alcorn-Pittman, Natalie Caley and Sarah Schliske.


Evans, Jimmie A.

The graveside services for 82-year-old Enid resident Jimmie Allen Evans Sr. will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2023, in the Chapel of Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Pastor David Reber will officiate.
Jimmie was born June 22, 1941, in Enid to Jimmie and Helen (Taylor) Evans and passed away July 4, 2023. Jim Married Vesta Paulette “Polly” Shippy, May 23, 1966. He was raised in Enid, Oklahoma, and graduated from Enid High in 1960. They had four children. He served in the 45th Infantry of the Oklahoma National Guard, worked at Vance Air Force Base on T-38 planes for several years. He worked for the Enid Fire Department and retired as a Captain after 25 years of service in 1997.
After retirement Jim worked for the Enid Public Schools as an elementary bus driver. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, vegetable gardening, and his naps. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Polly of 57 years; his children Teresa Washburn and husband Dale, Son-in-law Micheal Lawver, Ginger Courter and husband Mavick, and Jimmie Evans Jr., all of Enid, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Brad Washburn and wife Wendy, Lauren (Lawver) McBride and husband Jacob, Mason Lawver, Morgan (Lawver) Treat and husband Trey, Chase Courter, and Macy Courter, and six great-grandchildren. Jim has one sister Linda Kirby of Belvidere, Illinios, and a brother-in-law Blaine Jantzen of Bartlesville, OK. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Janice Janzen, and daughter Jill Lawver. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church General Fund.


Howard, William W.-Bill

William “Bill” Howard –January 2, 1942 – March 10, 2023

William “Bill” Howard, loving husband and father of two, passed away
in his home on Friday, March 10, 2023, at age 81. Bill was born on
January 2, 1942, in Lawton, OK to James “Jim” Sr. and Doris (Howland) Howard.
He enlisted in the United States Navy as a “Builder” with the SeaBees in
1961 and proudly served until 1965. He attained the rank of E-4
(Petty Officer Third Class) receiving the Good Conduct Award. He served
during the Vietnam War, at Naval Base Guam and at Port Hueneme, California.
On October 6, 1967, he married Phyllis Irene Schenck. They moved to Oklahoma City where they raised two sons, Michael and Jason. Bill had a passion for any type of vehicle. He started out building sports cars, then moved on to dirt bikes and motocross. He found his true passion when he bought his first Bronco. Bill loved to take off-road trails and enjoyed rebuilding and repairing them. He shared his knowledge of automobiles with his sons, teaching them to do repairs as well as how to safely traverse rough terrain off road. He also enjoyed talking on his CB radio and was an
amateur HAMM radio operator. He was also the resource person for the
family because he just knew SO much about SO much. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James (“Bud”) and his sister
Arleta Jones. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, his son Michael
and wife Danielle; grandson Preston and wife Lora and great-grandson
Everett; grandson Joshua and wife Bailey and great-grandson Luke;
son Jason and grandsons Malichai and Clayton; sisters Meredith Gunn
and Debbie Schofield as well as many nieces and nephews.


Jenkins Jeter, Darlene G.

Darlene Gayle (Jenkins) Jeter –November 19, 1942 ~ March 28, 2023 (age 80)

Our beloved mother Darlene Gayle Jeter went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2023 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Darlene was
born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on
November 29, 1942. She grew up in Oklahoma with her sister Marie Posey. After high school, Darlene married Fred Bliek who was currently serving in the US Air Force. They lived in Enid, Oklahoma and later settled in Channelview, Texas to raise their three children, Scott, Gena, and Shawn. Darlene later married Gene McWhorter and he brought two sons
Charles and Jeff. Darlene and Gene loved to go water skiing, scuba diving. camping, fishing, the beach, traveling, dancing, and short road trips in their convertible MG. They were always up for an adventure. They loved spending time with their kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Unfortunately, we lost Gene to congestive heart failure in 1997. In 2006 Darlene returned to Oklahoma for a 50th high school reunion and was reunited with Gary Jeter a childhood friend from kindergarten. They later
married in 2011 and settled in Brenham, Texas. Gary was a pastor at a local church and Darlene quickly settled in as a pastor’s wife helping with the church. Darlene organized fellowship dinners, activities, and organized a group of women to create and sew banners for the church. Once Gary retired, they started traveling and their biggest trip was to Jerusalem where they stayed for 2 weeks. Gary passed in 2015 after losing his battled to pancreatic cancer. Darlene moved back to Channelview to live out her remaining life by her two younger children. Darlene was beyond blessed to have all her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids live so close and it was the role as Nana she cherished the most. Darlene’s deep faith and devotion for Jesus came at an early age from her loving and devoted parents. Although Darlene lost several loved ones before her passing, her faith never wavered. It was her strong faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that was her comfort and peace before her passing. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Jeter, her son Scott Bliek and stepson Charles McWhorter. She leaves behind her adoring sister Marie Posey and husband Jack, Jeff McWhorter and his wife Marilyn, Gena Langley and her husband Donnie, and Shawn Bliek and his wife Tammy; grandsons Cody McWhorter and his wife Nicole, Justin McWhorter and his wife Elaine, Cori Fieramusca and his wife Raven, Jeffery Bliek, Timothy Langley, Jonathan Bliek, Jacob Bliek, and Benjamin Bliek; granddaughters Kristyn Vest and her husband Keith, Allison Parker and her husband Justin, Samantha Bliek, and Jenna Bliek; great grandchildren Emilyn, Kate, June, Harper, Kenzie, Kylie, Karter, and Rylen.Howard Bilyk Howard Janice Elaine 1125 S Main St. Return 4/23 Wichita KS 67213- 757-303-1702?


Linderer Schwab, Jeannie

Jean Schwab, 80 year old Woodward resident, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2022 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Thelma Jean (Linderer) Schwab was born on February 15, 1942 in Enid, Oklahoma to Ado Peter and Dortha May (Robinson) Linderer. She was the youngest of 16 children. By the age of 16, Jean had lost both of her parents. Within the next year, Jean was United in marriage to Larry Hort on April 17, 1959 in Pond Creek, Oklahoma. They made their home in Enid were they were blessed with three children: Mitchell, Rusty, and Casey.

In 1977, Jean met the love of her life John Schwab. They were United in marriage on February 10, 1979 in Woodward, Oklahoma where they made their home. Throughout the years, Jean held many jobs that included working for Trego’s Western Wear and Fruit of the Loom Factory, until she found her calling and started Schwab Tax Service and joined Caldwell Banker as a realtor. More than anything, Jean loved her family. She enjoyed having a house full for meals that always ended with everyone in her bed snuggling to watch OU football. Jean also loved going to the casino with her buddy Gayle Beauchamp and always looked forward to Sunday night dinners with Rob and Woody.

She is survived by her children: Mitchell Hort and wife Scarlett, Russell (Rusty) Hort, Cassandra (Casey) Forrest and husband Lonnie; special bonus daughter, Ana Carolina Castro de Medeiros and wife Trini Logan; six grandchildren: Ashley Hort, Michelle Hort, Melissa Clark and husband Matt, Alyson Carey and husband Kyle, Kole Forrest and wife Bekie, Baylee Forrest; six great-grandchildren: Rileigh, Braylon, Madison, Aubrey, Weston, and Paisley; very special sister-in-law and friend Mary Lou Mulberry and husband Kenneth; sisters-in-law, Joyce Linderer, Bernita Schwab, Louise Schwab, and her constant companion Boo. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John , in-laws, and her fifteen brothers and sisters.


Swiggart Butler, Judy M.

Judy Marie Butler, 77, of Skiatook, OK passed away on May 29, 2020 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, OK. 

Judy was born in Enid, OK on August 22nd, 1942 to Ray and Marie (Glaser) Swiggart.  She married Chet Butler on May 12th, 1972.  She enjoyed a long career of 28 years as a teachers assistant at Skiatook Public Schools. Judy was a devoted mother, spouse, teacher and traveler.  She and her husband traveled the United States with their camper and motorcycle.  She spent most of her teaching career helping mentally and physically impaired children at Skiatook Public Schools.  She was a spiritual woman and was involved in many church activities. 

Judy is preceded in death by parents Ray and Marie Swiggart and sister Sherry Swiggart. Judy is survived by husband of 48 years, Chet Butler, children and spouses; Denny and Erin Butler, Julie Butler, Dion Dout, Darin and Dawn Dout; her brother Doug Swiggart, grandchildren;  Raphe Johns, Devin Dout, Dylan Dout, Olivia Butler, Madison Dout, Morgan Dout, Reiss Dout; great grandchild Dawsyn Johns.


McDonald, Elton K.-Mack

Elton K (Mac) McDonald Jr., 77 year old Woodward resident, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Oklahoma City. A family get together will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Elton K McDonald was born on October 18, 1942 in Enid, Oklahoma to Elton K Sr. and Ruby Mae (Wall) McDonald. Mack grew up in Enid and graduated from Enid High School in 1960.
He was united in marriage to Judy Thomas on May 19, 1961 in Yukon, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Lompoc, California before moving to Enid and eventually Woodward. He worked as a Electrician for many years until his retirement.

Mac enjoyed his kids in their sports and he loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, OU football, and working in the yard with the love of his life, Judy. He was a member of the Kids Inc. Board for quite a few years. He is survived by his wife Judy McDonald of the home; four sons: Tom McDonald and wife Sonya, Tim McDonald and wife Yvonne, Brian McDonald and wife Micky, and Jeff McDonald; two daughters: Betty McDonald, Carrie Reynolds and husband Scott; 14 grandchildren: Lacey, Lindsey, Zach, Jordan, Jason, Jeremy, Jessica, Morgan, Alena, Logan, Emme, Parker, Lauren, and Olivia; 12 great-grandchildren; family friend, Kerry Riley; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother Ruby McDonald.


Hoffsommer, Joe Bruce

I’m remembered as “Joe Bruce”, but when I went to college, I went only by “Bruce” which is how I’ve been referred to ever since.  Some people call me “J. B.” but “Bruce” is more commonly used.

   I was born June 3, 1942, in Wewoka, Oklahoma.  My dad worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and was transferred from Wewoka to Clinton and eventually to Enid where I attended school from kindergarten through high school.  After graduation, I attended Oklahoma City University where I majored in music.  I transferred from there to Central State University in Edmond where I majored in English.  I graduated from there in 1965. In July 1965 I married Mary Elizabeth Gray of Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

We moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where we both taught in the public schools.  Our daughter Shannon was born there in January of 1969. The following summer, we moved to Ft. Smith where I taught English in the high school and Mary worked as a medical transcriptionist in a local hospital.  Our son Christopher was born in Ft. Smith in April of 1970. Our children have given us four grandchildren.  Mary passed away last year. In addition to teaching, I worked as choir master at an Episcopal church. Later, I accepted a position as organist at a Catholic church where I served eleven years.  After that position, I took a post as organist at a Presbyterian church where I worked for five years.  I later took a job as Music Director at a Catholic church which I held for twenty-one years.  I retired from that position in 2018 and currently serve as organist at a small Episcopal church. Some years ago, I became interested in writing, especially poetry.  I have had some success in that venture with a few awards and publications, the first of which was in a newspaper circulated in Wewoka, Oklahoma, where I was born.


Parker Howe, Edna Evangeline L.

Evangeline Lucy (Parker) Howe Obituary
STEWARTSTOWN Evangeline Edna Lucy Howe, 80, of Stewartstown, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022.
She was born in W. Stewartstown on Aug. 17, 1942, a daughter to Earl W. and Annie Mae (Ricker) Parker.
For many years, Evangeline worked in Dixville for the Tillotson Rubber Co. She was a beloved wife and a dedicated mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and tend to her garden and flowers, and also loved feeding and watching her hummingbirds.
Evangeline will be remembered as a lady to go to for guidance and wise advice when needed. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.
She leaves behind her husband of almost 60 years, Lloyd Howe, Sr., of Stewartstown; her four children, Lloyd Buster Howe, Jr., and Talena Richards of Colebrook, Sherry Covell of Goffstown, N.H., and Allen Howe of Pulaski, Virginia; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Trudy Gaudette and Edwina Adair of Columbia; and a brother, Leonard Parker of New York.
She is preceded in death by her father, Earl Parker, her mother, Annie Mae Bumford, and 15 siblings.