Deming Rader, Paula J.

Paula J. Deming Rader Obituary
Paula Joyce Rader (nee Deming), 80, passed away on December 24, 2022, in Carmichael, California. She was born on January 24, 1942, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Paul S Deming and Joyce C Spiller Deming. Paula was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Forrest Leon Pelletier, married at Central Christian Church, Enid. Her second husband Paul Landon Rader, married at Arden Christian Church, Sacramento California. Paula is survived by her brother James S (Sharon) Deming of Johnson City, TN, and her three sons: Mark A. (Toni) Pelletier of Nipomo, CA, Paul J. (Donna) Pelletier of Sacramento, CA, and Brian C. (Wendy) Pelletier of Weiser, ID. Her step children and their families. Paula graduated Enid High School before attending Phillips University, and graduated at UC Davis. Paula was a staff member at the Pacific Crest Trail Association in Sacramento, CA. Paula was a Blood Donor giving 150 pints


Ehardt, Charles L.

Charles Larry Ehardt
August 8, 1941 – May 10, 2022

Charles Larry Ehardt, 80, of Paige, Texas passed away on May 10th 2022 in Austin, Texas. Charles was born in Enid Oklahoma to Harvey and Evelyn Ehardt on August 04, 1941. He went to school in Enid Oklahoma and later married Martha Lee Ehardt on August 04 1977 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Charles worked as a Crew Chief for Lockheed Martin in Phoenix, Arizona where he worked on the F104 Starfighter, then as an inspector in Austin. He also served in the Airforce Reserves. After he retired from Lockheed, Charles spent many years driving over the road. Charles enjoyed carpentry, wood working and had a true passion for rebuilding old cars.

Charles is survived by his wife Martha Lee Ehardt of Paige, his daughters Tria Napier of Prairie Grove, AR, Sabrina Jaurigue, Tracy Neely, Jessica Luttrell, Kimberly Luttrell, and son, Harold Neely, all of Paige, brothers Rex and Janie Ehardt of Norman, OK, Jim and Pamela Ehardt of Enid, OK, Orville and Debbie Ehardt of Enid, OK, Paul and Rene Ehardt of Dallas, TX, sister Darlene Shreeves of Enid, OK, grandchildren Charles
and Rachel Napier of Fayetteville, AR, Ryan and Shae Napier of Cunningham, KS, Katelyn Napier of Lincoln, AR, Samara Penman of San Antonio, TX, Clinton Sansom of Oregon, Weston Sansom of Oregon, Tom Glen Harwell of Wimberley, TX, Anthony Jaurigue of Austin, TX, Laura Miller of Topeka, KS, Megan Seely of Paige, TX, Michael Garza of Paige, TX, Aaron and Pamela Garza of Lockesburg, AR, Travis and Kayla (Murray) Walden of Seguin, TX, and Shannon Luttrell of Bastrop, TX, and his many great grandchildren. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, his son Doug Ehardt of Springdale, AR, and brother Dean Ehardt of Oklahoma.


Clark, James D.

James (Jim) David Clark II passed away at his home in Conroe, Texas, on Monday, June 13, 2022. He was born on May 4,1942 to his parents, James and Hazel (Magnuson) Clark in Kansas, City Missouri.
Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years and the love of his life, Paula (Crain) Clark; his three sons, Trey Clark (Heidi), Andy Clark (Barbara), and Corey Clark (Alicia), and his two daughters, Kim Crawford (Johnny), Ashley Laake (Zach).
He leaves behind countless grandchildren ranging from two to thirty-two: Alex, Drew, Corey, Brittany (Bryce), Gage, Collin, Payton, Maddie, Danielle, Elaine, Zach, Trey, Summer, Bentley, Grayson, Rylee, Rose, Will, and Alli; as well as many other relatives and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Hazel Clark, and his beloved in-laws, Newton and Rose Cyrene Crain.
Jim spent his early life in Oklahoma City and Enid, Oklahoma. He graduated from Enid High School, where he ran track and medaled in the 4×440 yard relay in 1960. He attended college at Oklahoma State University. Serving six years in the US Army, he was honorably discharged. He then went on to graduate from Sam Houston State University with his BBA in December of 1971.
He met his future wife sixty years ago this month in line to register for College Algebra. He went home that night and told his mother that he met the woman he was going to marry. In his younger days, his hobbies included tennis, coaching his kids’ sports, bowling, reading, poker and bridge clubs. He was also a fabulous dancer. Jim and Paula have the fondest memories of their years spent in Houston, Odessa, Broken Arrow, Harlingen, and Conroe.
Jim will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends and by those whose life he touched.


Haskins-Songer, Janice N.

Janice (Haskins) Songer
December 25, 1942 – June 9, 2022
Wichita, Kansas – Janice Nadine Songer, 79, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022. A private graveside service will be held with a celebration of life at a later date. Janice was born to James and Emily Haskins, and grew up with twin siblings, Larry and Kay. Janice was married to Richard Songer for 59 years. Janice and Richard raised three children, Jennifer (Jim) Roman, Jeff (Ann) Songer, and Melissa Songer. Janice cherished being grandmother to Lyndsey Roman, Lauren Roman, Kylie Roman, Ash Songer, Jacob Songer, Shaylon Stoneberger, and Skylar Stoneberger. 


Scheulen-Tricarichi, Linda J.

Linda Tricarichi (nee Scheulen), 77, of Willoughby, passed away Dec. 17, 2019. Beloved wife of 35 years to the late Joe; loving mother of Alicia (Bill), Julia (Bill); cherished “Mimi” to Jocelyn and Corinne Martin, Houston and Joey Boxler; devoted companion and dance partner of Robert “Bob” Norton, who fulfilled Linda’s lifelong desire to dance; daughter of the late Robert E. and Helen (nee Stansberry) Scheulen; sister of Vicki (Paul) Thomas, David (Nancy) Scheulen, and the late Twila Morris; and aunt of Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Courcier (Erika), Jeff Courcier (Melinda), Betsy Compton (Dustan), Becky Auld (Michael), Tracy Scheulen, Keith Erickson (Amy), Michael Tricarichi (Barbara), Anthony Tricarichi (Michelle), Jimmy Tricarichi (Susie), Carla Tricarichi (David) and Tina Tricarichi. She also leaves Bob Norton’s large and extended family. 


Hart, Robert L.

Robert Lee Hart, 74, of Topeka formerly of Coffeyville passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at his home.

He was born on November 30, 1941, at Enid, OK to Charles Addison and Gail (Loughman) Hart. He grew up and attended school in Enid, graduating from Enid High School.

On June 24, 1964 he was united in marriage to Donna Pratz at Enid, OK. Following their marriage they made their home in Drummond, OK, where they raised their sons and Robert was employed as a driver and salesman for Mistletoe Express for 26 years. In1990 they moved to Coffeyville when they purchased Bowser’s Midget Mart. They moved to Topeka 2 years ago.

Robert was a member of the Drummond United Methodist Church. He love spending time with his family, when his sons were young he enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball and Football.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of the home; two sons, Mark Hart of Coffeyville, and Bret Hart and wife Monica of Topeka; one brother, Gary Hart of Enid, OK; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Bowser of Coffeyville; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville with Pastor Nicole Schwartz of the First United Methodist Church officiating.


Burt, Albert B

Albert Bennett Burt, Jr. JOHNS ISLAND – Albert Bennett Burt, Jr., 78, of Johns Island, South Carolina, partner of Jerry R. Poer, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, June 23, 2020. His private funeral service will be held cryptside Friday, June 26, 2020 in Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Avenue. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. Albert was born May 23, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama, son of Albert Bennett Burt and Arrie Hudson Smith. He enlisted in the United States Air Force immediately after high school and, following service, he enrolled and graduated from Armstrong College. Albert spent a career as an accountant in the shipping industry and retired from Maybank Shipping. Albert is survived by his partner, Jerry of Johns Island, SC. He was predeceased by two sisters: Barbara Burt Weems and Jean Burt; and brother, William L. Gibb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601and/or Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401.


Albin Rousseau, Bonnie M

Bonnie M. (Albin) Gingras-Rousseau

October 31, 1942 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 76)

Bonnie Gingras-Rousseau passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 76.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite Frazier Albin and Emmet Boyd Albin; her first husband, Jim Gingras; her second husband, Thomas Rousseau; and her sister, Elaine Ruth Smith. She is survived by her children, George Gingras (Melissa Gingras) and Melanie G. Chacon (Jose Chacon); grandchildren, Daniel James Chacon, George Patrick Gingras, and Payton Gingras; siblings, Dorothy Fern Tate, Emmet Boyd Albin, Jr., Donna Kay Denton, Chris Michael Albin, and Ronald William Albin; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Bonnie was active in her church community, serving as both a Sunday School teacher and as a Deacon for First Christian Church in Metairie. She was a butterfly enthusiast, and had a love for them in all forms. Bonnie had a servant’s heart, and was ready to help anyone in need. Everyone became a friend to her, and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at First Christian Church, 8121 Airline Dr. in Metairie. A service will begin at 12:00 p.m. Interment will immediately follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Dr. in Metaire.


Grantz Bersche, Barbara J.

Barbara Jo Grantz Bersche
September 20, 1942 – April 6, 2023

Barbara Bersche of Chesterfield, Missouri, recently relocated from Rogers, Arkansas, passed away on April 6, after a recent diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumor.

Barbara was born September 20, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas, to Irvin and Virginia Grantz.  She attended Enid High School, in Enid, Oklahoma, where she graduated in 1960. 

Barbara married Richard Bersche in 1964, and had one son.  In the early 1980’s, the family relocated to Northwest Arkansas, where they lived in Bella Vista, and Rogers.  Barbara worked in several positions in the banking industry during her time in Arkansas, subsequently retiring from Arvest Bank in 2008.

In retirement, Barbara maintained contact with her friends and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Rogers.

She is survived by her son Chad, his wife Christine, and two grandchildren, Carissa and Caitlin, as well as her older brother Alvin (Linda) Grantz, and younger sister Sondra (Joe) Privitt.  Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Walter (1998) and her ex-husband, Richard (2003).


Gage, Jimmy

Jimmy “Jim” Gage
May 1, 1942 – August 6, 2017

The funeral services celebrating the life of Jim Gage 75, of Enid will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday August 8, 2017 in Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark McAdow officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

Jim Gage passed away August 6, 2017 after a long battle with Lymphoma And related illnesses. He was Born May 1,1942 in Enid Oklahoma to Leon and Avis Gage. Jim attended the University of Oklahoma and Phillips University. In the sixties he traveled throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas revamping the telephone systems. Jim took a liking to Carnegie, Ok and settled down there. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing with his buddies. In his younger days, he loved to take his dog, Rusty, and go hunting.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed daily coffee hours with his friends, and an occasional game of dominoes.

Jim was a faithful son, he drove from Carnegie to Enid every weekend for three years to care for his parents during their last years. He will be fondly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his sister; Barbara Gage Horn and husband David, brother Ed Gage and his wife Laney, six nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, and many very close and loyal friends in Carnegie, Oklahoma where he has resided for the past forty years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.