A8 n n Tuesday, January 21, 2014 OUR LIVES LET US HELP YOU Sign the guest book attached to each obituary, watch online memorials created by family members and search the obituary archive. www.tulsaworld.com/ourlives >>> PLEASE SEE THE TULSA WORLD CLASSIFIEDS SECTION FOR ADVERTISEMENTS ABOUT BURIAL PLOTS AND CREMATION LOTS. How can I submit an obituary for publication? Obituaries include a story about the deceased and a photo. They are available to funeral homes and the public for a charge. To submit a paid obituary, ill out our online form. If you have any questions about paid obituaries with online guest books, please call the Tulsa World Obituary Desk at 918-581-8503. Circle of Life In an efort to honor those who have donated either organs, eyes or tissue, the Tulsa World is participating in the “Circle of Life” campaign sponsored by the Global Organization for Organ Donation (GOOD). If your loved one was a donor, please inform the funeral director if you would like to have the “Circle of Life” logo placed in his or her listing. How can I submit a death notice for publication? Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Death notices are free and include basic information about the deceased: the person’s name, age, occupation, place of death and service information. They are available only to funeral homes. Funeral homes can submit death notices by e-mail to [email protected], by fax at 918-581-8353 until 8 p.m. daily or by phone at 918-581-8347 from 4 to 8 p.m. 9392665 0121 Thompson0121.jpg none OBITUARIES Robert Taylor Thompson 9392519 0121 Zuyus0121.jpg Kennedy Midtown Funeral & Cremation Scarlett Olivia Zuyus | Robert Taylor Thompson, age 92, passed away peacefully on January 16th in The Woodlands, Texas. Robert was born on November 29, 1921 in Dewar, Oklahoma. Robert was the son of William and Grace Ann Thompson of Stigler, Oklahoma. Robert was a 1st Lieutenant Forward Observer in a Field Artillery unit of the 36th Division in World War Two. Having served in campaigns in Anzio, Italy and southern France, he was captured by the Germans in August 1944 near Remiremont, France and was held as a Prisoner of War in Poland and Germany until the end of the war in Europe. He played a prominent role in the ‘Hammelburg Raid” that took place at Oflag XIII-B in Germany in the closing days of the war. Upon returning home from Europe in 1945, Robert received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1948. Robert married Gladys Marie Carter in 1948 in Lubbock, Texas. After Robert and Gladys were married, they moved to Odessa, Texas and then Bartlesville, Oklahoma where Robert worked for Phillips 66 as a process engineer until 1955. He then spent the next 40 years self-employed with businesses ranging from retail gasoline marketing, land surveying, and consulting engineering. Robert was the last surviving son from a family of seven boys raised in Stigler, Oklahoma. Of the seven sons, three were West Point graduates and two of those 9393069 0121 McKee0121.jpg Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel were killed in action in World War Two (Lt Col Paul Thompson and Major Pershing Thompson). Robert and Gladys had four children and lived in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He lived the past 42 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to Texas to be near family. After retirement, he was very active serving as newsletter editor and attending annual reunions with friends and family from the Oflag 64 Ex-POW Association, which is a group named for the prison camp where they were held in Poland during World War Two. He also volunteered for the Tulsa Police Department. He is survived by his children Marlene McAllister, Peggy (Charles) Marlatt, Nancy (Mark) Wyatt, and Robert (Theresa)Thompson Jr.; grandchildren Stacey, Eric, Kendall, Derek, Taylor, Kailey, and great grandson Tanner(Catfish). A joint burial for Robert and his wife Gladys will be at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson Oklahoma January 24th at 10:00am. To honor Robert’s life, the family requests donations be made to the Oklahoma State University Foundation in lieu of flowers. Please make checks payable to the OSU Foundation and mail to OSU Foundation, PO Box 1749, Stillwater, OK, 740761749. Donations may also be made online at www.osugiving.com by selecting “GIVE NOW”, “DESIGNATION-MEMORIAL FUND”. Please note, “in memory of Robert Thompson” in the “COMMENT” section. Scarlett Olivia Zuyus of Tulsa, age 6, peacefully entered eternal life January 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 4, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts to Jennifer Leigh Nail Zuyus and Peter Thomas Zuyus, Jr. Scarlett was incredibly strong and she inspired many. Her favorite color was pink. She loved dancing, singing, butterflies, rainbows, tea parties, spa baths, baking cookies, fairies and building all types of castles, especially sandcastles. She attended Monte Cassino Early Childhood Learning Center. Scarlett is survived by her parents: Jennifer Nail Zuyus and Peter Zuyus, Jr.; sister Marissa 9392960 0121 none Bixby Funeral Service Thomas Edwin McKee, Ed.D. Thomas Edwin McKee, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was 87 years old. Thomas was born on January 17, 1927 in Tulsa, OK to Charles and Estelle McKee. He graduated from Marquette High School and spent a semester at the University of Tulsa before enlisting in the Navy in 1945. He received an honorable discharge in 1946 and returned to school, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1950, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1954, and a Masters of Religious Education in 1955 from Maryknoll Seminary. Thomas’s work reflected his deep compassion and a strong commitment to service and social justice. He dedicated himself to missionary work in Korea through Maryknoll for twelve years. In 1967 he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, and married Annetta Chung. He and Annetta later moved to Tulsa, OK where he worked at the Children’s Medical Center before finishing a doctorate in education at the University of Tulsa. He founded the Christopher Youth Center in 1980, an inpatient psychiatric treatment center for boys. He directed the CYC until his retirement in 2002. He then continued 9392513 0121 Cushing0121.jpg Freeman Harris his support of various social, political, and religious causes, especially through his volunteer work at the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He also devoted himself to his family and his passion for reading. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gertrude LoVoi. He is survived by his wife; his daughters, Estelle (and Steve Paling), Annette (and Michael Mariani), and Maureen; his grandchildren, Thomas and Matthew Mariani, Lucas and Ella Paling, and Amias McKee; and his brothers and sisters, Calvin (and Patti), Margery Kelley, Nancy McKee, Patrick (and Sally) McKee, and Mae Brandenburg; and many nephews and nieces. He was an anchor for us, and we will miss him greatly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the national Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (www.crs.org). Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. both at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Church of the Resurrection. Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 918-291-3500. www.fitzgeraldsouthwoodchapel.com Kate Cushing | Kate Cushing, 92, longtime Tulsan passed away January 7, 2014. Kate was born February 7, 1921 in Tahlequah, OK; daughter of the late William Hugh and Alice (Martin) Kisner. A graduate of Northeastern State University in 1941, she enjoyed a 49 year teaching and coaching career, the final 28 years at Monte Cassino where she also served as Dean of Girls and tennis coach. Her promotion of tennis and coaching skills led to her induction into the Hall of Fame of both the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association and the Missouri Valley Section of the USTA. Kate was preceded in death by her husbands, Ronald Ekey and John Cush- ing and grandson Devin DeJarnette. She is survived by daughter, Ronda DeJarnette and husband Don of Augusta, GA; sons Mike Cushing, Corvallis, OR; Tim Cushing and wife Terri of Stillwater, OK; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 A.M., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Endowed Scholarship Fund at Monte Cassino School, 2206 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74114. Freeman Harris (918)749-3333. Condolences may be left online at freemanharris.com Ruth Ann (Hicks) Robb | Ruth Ann (Hicks) Robb passed away Friday, January 17, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family. Ruth was born October 10, 1920 in Allen, OK, the daughter of Minnie (Jumper) and Gus Hicks. The next year her family moved to Ardmore, OK. She met her future husband, Ernest, at Ardmore High School and they graduated together in 1938. They married in 1939 and had eleven children. Her deepest loves were her Catholic faith, her husband and her treasured children. She is survived by sons: Paul, David, Steve, Mark, Jef and Eric Robb; daughters: MaryAnn VanVeen, Cecilia Connelly, Kathy Martin, Christina Taylor and Jane Mullenax; 30 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved Ernest, two grandchildren, Aaron David Taylor and John Bernard Robb, son-in-law Capt. William “Mike” Connelly, and daughter-in-law Britany Robb, sisters: Mary Harrell, Opal Hicks, Marie Lawrence and Jeanne Johns; and brother Fred B. Hicks. A Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel with Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Cathedral 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Interment will be Thursday, 1:00 p.m., at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, OK. In lieu of lowers, Mother and our family request donations to Holy Family Cathedral School, 820 S Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119. Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, 918-585-1151. Please leave condolences for the family at www.fitzgeraldivychapel.com Paige Zuyus; brother Nicholas Quinn Zuyus; grandparents: Ronald and Judy Nail of Sand Springs and Kathy and Peter Zuyus, Sr. of Homer, Alaska, Aunt Rhonda Nail, Uncle Joe and Aunt Emily Zuyus, Uncle Mike and Aunt Tricia Zuyus, cousins Sydney, Mollie, Raegan and Ava and an abundance of extended family and friends. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 21st at Holy Family Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, friends are donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Benedictine Sisters at Monte Cassino and Monte Cassino School. Kennedy-Midtown Funeral & Cremation, 918.599.7799, kennedycares.com Donald George Gardner | Donald George Gardner was born September 27, 1927 in Henryetta, Oklahoma the son of Dwight and Betty Hampton Gardner. Donald passed away January 17, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 86. Retired Aamoco employee. Married Joyce Russell in July of 1948 who preceded him in death in 2002. Donald is survived by; two sons, David G. Gardner and his wife n n n Barrens, Dorothy M., 83, department store credit clerk, died Monday. Services pending. Jack’s. Beeman, Janette, 96, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Moore’s Memory. Biggart, Paul Edward Sr., 55, truck driver, died Wednesday. Private family services. Add’Vantage. Button, Allen Ray, 66, retired Sears appliance salesman, died Saturday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Add’Vantage Funeral Service, and graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Chapelwood Cemetery, Nash, Texas. Carr, Mada June, 92, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. employee, died Thursday. Private family services. Add’Vantage. Core, Russell, 75, died Monday. Services pending. Dillon & Smith, Sand Springs. Desonia, Marilyn Kay, 73, housekeeper, died Jan. 15. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Wednesday and service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Kennedy-Midtown Funeral Home. Downey, Mary Frances, 81, administrative assistant, died Sunday. Services pending. Moore’s Southlawn. Hayes, Norma L., 99, Army Corps of Engineers secretary, died Monday. Services pending. Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial. Hernandez, Juan, 75, commercial laundry worker, died Jan. 13. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, Thomas More Catholic Church. Add’Vantage. Holt, Etta Mae, 84, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Trinity Baptist Church. Mark Griith-Westwood. Johnson, Virginia L., 92, homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Memorial Park Cemetery. Ninde Brookside. Maxson, Mary Margaret, 89, died Sunday. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Parsons, Kan. CarsonWall, Parsons. McKee, Thomas E., 87, Christopher Youth Center founder and director, died Saturday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, both at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Funeral Home, and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, Church of the Resurrection. Nichols, Anthony George, 54, painter, died Friday. Private family services. AdamsCrest Cremation. n n Candy of Norman and Larry K. Gardner of Tulsa, Daughter, Debbie Bissom of Tulsa and sister, Juanita Seeger of Oklahoma City. Visitation 2:00 to 4:00 Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Bixby Funeral Service. Funeral service 10:00 AM Wednesday January 22, 2014, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, 5111 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, OK 74145. Bixby Funeral Service (918) 369-1700 DEATH NOTICES TULSA | 9392770 0121 Robb0121.jpg Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel | n BIRTHS (Tulsans unless indicated) Hillcrest Hospital South Kayla Jackson, Broken Arrow, girl. Tifany James and David Ford, Broken Arrow, girl. Roseann and Matthew Johnson, Broken Arrow, girl. Owen, Nicola Dawn, 48, licensed practical nurse, died Monday. Services pending. Schaudt-Teel. Paddock, Don L., 49, Tulsa Beef & Provision Inc. butcher, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church. SchaudtTeel. Pinkstaf, Lawrence E., 84, died Sunday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Pouncil, Edmond, 68, Farmers Insurance salesman, died Sunday. Services pending. Jack’s. Quinn, Kenneth E., 77, piano tuner and musician, died Sunday. Services pending. Moore’s Rosewood. Robb, Ruth Ann, 93, homemaker, died Friday. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fitzgerald Ivy Funeral Home, and funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Cathedral. Rongey, (Miller) Rawnda Pearl, 93, Cities Service employee, died Monday. Services pending. Mark Griith-Westwood. Rush, Mayetta, 88, administrator, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Immanuel Baptist Church. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Taylor, Doris Lee, 82, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Jack’s. Walters, Ava, age unavailable, died Friday in Montgomery, Ala. Service noon Wednesday, Cummins Funeral Home, Montgomery. Ziesmer, Judy A., 67, Heritage Medical Clinic administrator, died Sunday in Collinsville. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Freeman Harris. STATE/AREA Funeral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted. Barnsdall — Larry Wayne Swan, 70, died Sunday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Thursday, Ethel Reece Cemetery. Stumpf. Bartlesville — Geneva May “Reese” Grey, 73, factory worker, died Monday. Services pending. Mark Griith-Westwood, Tulsa. — Cleva B. Knode, 86, died Saturday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and service 2 p.m. Thursday, both at Stumpf Funeral Home. — Laura Leigh Murphy, 49, died Friday. Services pending. Arnold Moore & Neekamp. — Allison Daria Spitz, 54, Sitel Co. customer service representative, died Sunday. Services pending. Add’Vantage, Tulsa. n n n — Mary Ann Walls, 84, retired J.C. Penney Co. salesclerk, died Sunday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home Chapel. Bixby — Betty Lucile Savage, 87, draftswoman, died Jan. 12. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday, Rolston Cemetery, Monkey Island. Bixby Funeral Service. — J. Guadalupe Rodriguez Zamarripa, 58, Easton Sod Co. employee, died Friday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, RiverCrest Chapel. Services pending. Bixby Funeral Service. Broken Arrow — Wanda Pauline Morgan, 84, Ambassador Shoe Rebuilder owner, died Friday. Visitation noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home, and service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. — John Ricardo Perez, 60, truck driver, died Sunday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, ButlerStumpf Funeral Home, Tulsa, and service 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Tulsa. — Velia “Sis” Pitchford, 96, seamstress, died Thursday. Visitation 9 a.m.-noon. Tuesday and service 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Hayhurst Funeral Home. — Mitchell Hall Rogers, 47, former Tulsa World employee, died Saturday. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Moore’s Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa. Chelsea — Reda Joyce Prather, 72, homemaker, died Sunday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Chelsea Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Friday, Washington Baptist Church, Claremore. Chouteau — Arlin Detweiler, infant son of Marianna and Larry Detweiler, died Monday in Tulsa. Services pending. Key, Pryor. Claremore — Daisy I. Moreield, 95, registered nurse, died Friday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. — Douglas W. Price Sr., 71, civil engineer, died Friday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. — Valentine “Eddie” Simmons, 56, retired Air Force jet engineer, died Saturday. Services pending. AdamsCrest Cremation, Tulsa. Cleveland — James Ray Boyd, 67, electrician, died Thursday. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church. Reynolds, Tulsa. SEE DEATH NOTICES A9 Gina and Daren Main, Broken Arrow, girl. Tracey and Robert Sams Jr., girl. Cristina Walker and Wesley Rainbolt, girl. Christina Morin, boy. Vanessa Rodgers, boy. Jaimie and David Shirley, boy. Beth and Tony Wysocki, Broken Arrow, girl. St. John Medical Center St. John Owasso Rebecca and Kevin Drouillard, girl. Catherine Howard, Sperry, boy. Lauren and James Marshall, girl. Amanda and Joshua Henry, Owasso, boy. Courtney and Andrew Tomlinson, Owasso, girl.
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