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Elizabeth (Betty) Borochof
Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home
Ronnie (Ron) Dale Thacker
Elizabeth (Betty) Borochof,
92, was born on December 5, 1921
in Fayette County, Pennsylvania,
to George and Susie Steve, who
were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. She passed away peacefully on January 29, 2014, after
a long illness. Betty was often
called Little Betty, and was the
next to youngest of 12 children.
Raised on a farm in Smithield,
Pennsylvania, Betty knew the
meaning of hard work and carried that with her through her adult life.
She moved to Baltimore, Maryland
where she met and married Jack E. Borochof in the early 1940’s. They moved to
Tulsa soon thereafter where they raised
two boys, Steve and Doug. Betty also has
three grandchildren, Jacob, Lauren and
Brittany. She loved to be around her grandchildren and her daughter-in-law, Kathy,
and they all had wonderful times together.
Betty worked as a ticket agent for TWA
and as a travel agent for AAA Travel. She
loved her work and continued working
into her 70’s. Betty always had a wonderful smile, and bright spirit. She enjoyed her
polka music and loved to sing and dance.
She started square dancing in her 70’s and
often went on Saturday nights with her
very close friend, Junior Green. Her fa9407352
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vorite songs were “You are my
Sunshine” and “Red River Valley” which she often sang to her
children and grandchildren.
Lastly, Betty was a free spirit.
She wanted to get up and just go,
and do things; and she did. She
traveled the world with her husband, Jack, and led overseas tour
groups with AAA, sang, went to
dances, and just enjoyed being
with people. Betty, we will miss
your bright eyes and sweet smile.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1989, and many of her brothers and sisters. Betty is survived by her
sons, Steve Borochof, from Austin; Doug
Borochof of Tulsa; and daughter-in-law
Kathy, and her three grandchildren, Jake,
Lauren and Brittany, and many cousins.
A Rosary service will be held at 7p.m.,
Sunday evening, February 2, 2014 at St. Bernard Church, 4001 East 101st Street, Tulsa.
The funeral mass will also be at St. Bernard
Church on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2
p.m. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Viewing is scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2014 from noon until 5 p.m. at
the Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, at 3612 East 91st Street, 918-291-3500.
Charles V. Williams, DDS
Charles V. Williams, DDS passed
away peacefully, surrounded by
his family, on January 30, 2014. He
was born to Alva and Grace Williams in Tulsa, OK on May 9, 1922.
Dr. Williams graduated from Tulsa’s Central High School in 1939.
Dr. Williams enlisted in the
Army Air Corps in 1942, and
served as an Air Force lead navigator for thirty-ive combat invasions in the European theatre
during the Second World War.
Upon discharge from Military Duty, Dr.
Williams entered Kansas Western Dental College which later became known as
The University of Missouri at Kansas City
Dental School. Dr. Williams graduated in
1949, and practiced in Tulsa for 41 years.
Dr. Williams was preceded in
death by his parents; his wife of
45 years, Allene; his two sons,
Charles V. Williams II, Thomas
Benton Williams; and his daughter, Elizabeth Ann. Surviving
is his companion of 23 years,
Helen Pettigrove, for who he
had the greatest of respect. He
is also survived by his daughter,
Nancy Williams Schirlef in Tennessee; son, Lance Williams in
California; and his grandchildren.
The graveside service for Dr. Williams
will commence on Monday, February 3,
2014, at half past One O’clock in Memorial Park Cemetery. Please leave a message for the family on his webpage at
StanleysFuneralHome.com 918-743-6271.
Robert L. Schober
Robert L. Schober was born to
Winifred D. and Albert J. Schober
on June 23, 1922 in Topeka, KS.
He died in Tulsa on January 24.
He graduated from Topeka High
School in 1940. While attending
Kansas University, he was active in Delta Upsilon fraternity.
He volunteered for service in the
Army Air Corps during college.
After three years in the service
he completed his formal education at K.U. with a B.S. degree in
accounting in 1947. He married Mary E.
Miller immediately upon graduation and
moved to Saginaw, MI, where he was employed as oice manager of the Rainbo Baking Co. In 1950, he, with his wife and son,
Scott, transferred to Oklahoma City, where
he was made a vice-president of the bakery.
Within a few years, he moved his family of
now three children, Scott, Sally, and Greg,
to Tulsa. In 1961 he was divorced. In 1964
he married Joyce Butler, who had three
children, Joanne, Jan, and Jack. At that
time he had ! just started working as Director of Utilities Services with the city of
Tulsa. He worked for the city for 23 years
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and retired as Administrative Services Manager for the Water and
Sewer Department. In his working years he was active in church
work and sang in church choirs.
Two years after his retirement, he
volunteered for the Better Business Bureau. In time he became
manager of the BBB volunteers.
He is preceded in death by his
son, Scott, and his granddaughter, Sarah Adams. He is survived
by his wife Joyce of Tulsa; his
two children, Sally Cunningham and her
husband, Mike of Colleyville TX; and Greg
Schober and his wife Mauri of Portland,
OR. Also surviving are two step-children;
Jan Adams and her husband Roger of Tulsa,
and Jack Webster and his wife Linda of
Louisville, KY. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Redeemer
Covenant Church on Friday, February 28 at
4:00. Memorials may be given in his memory to the ch! urch or other appropriate
charity. Memorial service Friday, February
28 at 4:00 at Redeemer Covenant Church.
Len Sherrell
Albert Len Sherrell was born
May 4, 1935 in Roswell, New
Mexico to A.F. and Frances Sherrell. He passed from this life
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in
Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 78.
Len grew up in Ada, OK alongside his brother, Herb and graduated from Byng High School in
1954. After high school he moved
to Tulsa where he worked for a
local car dealership. Len married Jean Creekmore in El Reno,
OK on January 11, 1959; the same year
he enlisted in the Air Force Reserve. The
couple started Sherrell Paint & Body in
June of 1959. Over those 55 years Len was
in business, he gained many new customers who quickly became his friends and
led to his business motto, “Making Friends
Through Business.” Len retired in 2007
and the business is now operated by his son.
Len was actively involved with dirt track
racing around Oklahoma all his life. He
sponsored local race driver, Jackie Howerton which inspired him to build and race
his own car. His driving career was cut
short due to a horrific crash at Muskogee’s
Thunderbird Speedway in 1969. Len had
many interests and hobbies, including restoring various antiques and cars. He is known
as a world class practical joker.
Len was preceded in death by
his parents and his brother, Herb
Sherrell. He is survived by his
wife of 55 years, Jean; his children, Gary, Vic and his wife, Lisa,
Terri and her husband, Mark;
grandchildren, Jodi Kendrick,
Matt and Stacey Sherrell, Corbin
Sherrell, Chelsea and Austin
Simon; and, his three great-grandchildren.
Len’s family would like to send their most
sincere thanks and appreciation to the caring employees of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Rose Rock Hospice.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to
7:00 pm Tuesday at Ninde Brookside Funeral Home, 3841 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa,
OK. The funeral service will be held 1:00
pm Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S. Lewis
Ave., Tulsa, OK. A graveside committal will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Open to all family and friends.
Ninde Funeral & Cremation (918) 742-5556
67, of Skiatook, Oklahoma
passed away on Monday, January
20, 2014, at the St. John Medical Center in Owasso, Oklahoma.
Born in Marshall, Arkansas to
Joseph and Cleo Thacker. He
lived most of his life in Tulsa,
Oklahoma but relocated his business and moved to Skiatook,
Oklahoma in 2005 to be near
his family and grandchildren.
Ron was a loving father, grandfather and friend to all. He was
always there to help a friend. He enjoyed
spending most of his spare time with his
grandchildren. They were the light of his life.
Ron was survived by his and Carolyn
Thacker’s son, Rodney Thacker, his wife,
Adriana and their daughters,
Maria and Mariana; Ron and
Carolyn’s daughter, Andrea Reed,
her husband, Chris and their
sons, Nick and Thomas. Ron is
also survived by his older brother,
Fred Thacker, his wife, Dreama,
as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
In lieu of lowers, Ron requested that donations be made to the
There will be a small ceremony at
Ron’s home in Skiatook, Oklahoma at a later
date. Ron was a great man, he will be missed!
God bless. Cremation service was under the
direction of Peters-Stumpf Funeral Home.
Robert "Bob" Gene Warriner
August 25, 1935-December 26, 2013m
Phoenix, AZ: Robert “Bob” Gene Warriner
was born in Indianapolis, Indiana the only
child of Harry and Harriet (Duncan) Warriner. He now rests in the arms of Jesus Christ
his Savior. Bob graduated from Arsenal
Technical High School and the University
of Cincinnati. He worked hard and played
hard. He was a bicycle paper boy for the Indianapolis Star New. He was a Boy Scouts,
earning the rank of Eagle and served as an
adult leader of Troop 26 in Tulsa, OK. He
was a general contractor across the country
and owned Buckeye Construction in Tulsa,
OK. He was an active member of TEATulsa Executive Association and visited
when he returned to Tulsa from Phoenix.
Bob loved his dog, Choco. He enjoyed boating as a young child on Lake Michigan, at
Cremation Society of Oklahoma
Grand Lake in Oklahoma, and his last cruise
on the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake in
Arizona. Bob was active at Red Mountain
United Methodist (AZ) and at Christ United
Methodist in Tulsa. Bob is survived by his
wife, Mary Warriner (AZ); children, Katie
(Carl) Schroeder of Okarche, OK, Amy
Warriner and Troy (Elizabeth) Warriner of
Tulsa, OK, Rebecca Eiler, Jim (Luisanna)
Idsardi of the Phoenix area, Donis (Todd)
Hall of Longmont, CO; 15 grandchildren
and 2 great-grandchildren. Bob was a kind
man and will be greatly missed by his family as well as many friends. A Memorial
service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday,
February 8, 2014, at Christ United Methodist-Broadhurst Chapel, 3515 S Harvard,
Tulsa, OK, with Rev. Bob Feist oiciating.
Janis Arlene Weir
Janis Arlene Weir, 76, was
Springdale, AR; grandsons, Jesse
called to her heavenly father
D. and Austin T. and great-grandThursday, January 30, 2014.
daughter, Jolie Rae Weir; sisters,
Born November 30, 1937
Sandra Alexander, Marsha Robinin Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Edson and brother, Randy Anderson.
ward and Marie Jones. In adYour legacy has been passed
dition to raising her 3 children,
on in so many ways. Rest in
Janis worked 15 years for the
peace my mother, sister, grandBroken Arrow School District.
great-grandShe was preceded in death by
mother, our Beautiful Angel.
her husband, Truman Dewayne
Colossians 2:5 For though I am
Weir Jr. She is survived by; her
absent in body, yet I am with you
three sons, Mitchell A. Weir of
in spirit, rejoicing to see your good
Broken Arrow, OK, Craig D. Weir of Spring- order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
dale, AR and Kurt E. Weir of Broken Arrow,
OK; daughter-in-law Betty Jo Weir of
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Sallye Getty
Sallye Getty, 87, of Tulsa, OK
avid and skilled bridge player.
passed away on January 31, 2014
She was preceded in death by her
at Prairie Rose in Tulsa. Sallye
husband, Jackp; her sons, Bill and
was born Sallye Rives on DecemJames; and her daughter, Carol.
ber 26, 1926 in Vivian, Louisiana.
She is survived by her son, Arch;
She married Jack Getty in 1950
granddaughters, Amanda Getty
and moved to Tulsa with him in
and Jessica Gibson; grandson,
1955. She was a founding memJohn; and great-grandson, Wiley
ber of Parkview Baptist Church
Gibson. Graveside service will
and was active in Children’s Day
be at 11:00 am, Saturday, FebruNursery. She had four children
ary 8, at Memorial Park Cemwhom she loved very much and
etery. Please leave a message for
to whom she was a great mom.
Sallye’s family on her webpage at
As many learned the hard way, she was an StanleysFuneralHome.com 918-743-6271.
Allen, Frances A., 73, homemaker, died Saturday. Celebration
of Life service 11 a.m. Thursday,
Eastwood Baptist Church.
Cremation Society.
Allen, James “Jim,” 61, retired EIS
mechanic, died Friday. Services
pending. Moore’s Eastlawn.
Bailey, David, 64, wholesaler,
died Friday. Services pending.
Schaudt’s, Glenpool.
Baughman, John Kenneth, 74,
carpenter, died Monday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday,
RiverCrest Chapel, Bixby. Bixby
Funeral Service, Bixby.
Beck, Lavon, 54, homemaker,
died Thursday. Visitation 5-7
p.m. Tuesday, Mobley-Dodson
Funeral Service, Sand Springs,
and service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, True Baptist Church, Sand
Burns, Lee Shon, 41, minister,
died Thursday. Services pending. Jack’s. Curzon, Daniel J.,
80, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Tuesday.
Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday and
service 10 a.m. Monday, both
at Floral Haven Funeral Home,
Broken Arrow.
Drago, Ty, 69, sales worker,
died Jan. 23. Memorial service
11 a.m. Friday, St. Benedict
Church, Broken Arrow. Cremation Society.
Duckworth, Charles, 60, died
Saturday. Services pending.
Mark Griith-Westwood.
Heckenkemper, Tony, 56,
graphic designer, died
Thursday. Services pending.
Fitzgerald Ivy.
Hightower, Jack, 90, Martin
Marietta Aerospace Co.
quality control engineer, died
Friday in Claremore. Services
pending. Stanleys.
Hufman, Frankie L., 73, retired
Atlas Life Insurance Co. secretary, died Jan. 31. Visitation
5:30-7 p.m. Thursday and
service 2 p.m. Friday, both at
Leonard & Marker Funeral
Home, Bixby.
Jernegan, Donald Gene, 78,
retired Storey Wrecker dispatcher, died Thursday. Private
family services. Sien-Shelton,
Kleier, Janiesse L., 59, homemaker, died Friday. Services
pending. Add’Vantage.
Massey, Linda (Cook), 63, Main
Auto Parts driver, died Friday.
Graveside service 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow.
McKenna, Jim, 59, Family
Heritage Insurance Co. sales
agent, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Sanctuary Church, Jenks. Fitzgerald
Southwood Colonial.
McMartin, George A., 79,
carpenter, died Saturday. Services pending. Add’Vantage.
O’Dell, Terry, 60, died
Wednesday. Services pending. Moore’s Eastlawn.
Paris, Rosemary, 90, died
Thursday. No services
planned. Trout, Ponca City.
Patterson, Linda Celina, 68,
Jim’s Coney Island employee,
died Saturday. Services pending. Mark Griith-Westwood.
Peters, Evelyn H., 87, homemaker, died Jan. 25. Memorial service 3 p.m. Thursday,
Floral Haven Funeral Home
Chapel, Broken Arrow.
Shimkus, Jean Boston, 84,
retired IBM account administrator, died Saturday.
Services pending. Ninde
Stefanoff, John Wallace “Bud,”
85, Texas Oklahoma Express
Trucking Co. truck driver,
died Jan. 18. Memorial service 12:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Floral Haven Funeral Home
Chapel, Broken Arrow.
Stout, Marcella L., 71, registered nurse, died Thursday.
Services pending. SchaudtTeel.
Wheeler, Sue, 70, homemaker,
died Saturday. Services pending. Rose Hill.