Obituaries

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Carol Ann Williams

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Funeral service for Carol Ann (Powell) Williams will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at First Pentecostal Church of God. Burial will follow in the El Reno Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at Wilson Funeral Home.

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Leona Alexander

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Mary Leona (Blodgett) Alexander, age 94, peacefully stepped into glory with her Lord and Savior, October 17, 2020, at her home in Gladstone, Mo. She was born the first child of Orley Walter Blodgett and Lois Lebearden (Rowland) Blodgett in Cedaredge, Colo., on July 24, 1926.

Leona’s education spanned from Colorado to Idaho, leading to her graduation from Edmond High in Oklahoma. After attending Nells Business School, Leona worked for 14 ½ years for Black, Sivalls and Bryson Inc. in Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

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Kenneth Kortemeier

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Kenneth Kortemeier, 72, a lifelong resident of El Reno, peacefully passed away the morning of October 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. He was born and raised in El Reno to parents, John Detlew Kortemeier and Ruth (Poage) Kortemeier on October 19, 1947.

In 1975, Kenneth met the love of his life, Gloria Ann (Bollinger) Kortemeier, and on April 4, 1975, they became husband and wife. Together they had a beautiful daughter, Christy Kortemeier.

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Janice Eastman

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Memorial services for Janice Eastman of El Reno will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Lake El Reno with Marcella Chipps officiating.

Janice died Oct. 7, 2020, at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1963, in El Reno. She was a homemaker and of Pentecostal faith. She loved her dogs, horses and motorcycles.

Ray Hargis

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Funeral services for Ray Hargis of El Reno were held Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Hargis died Oct. 10, 2020, in Oklahoma City. He was born June 18, 1945, in Tulare, Calif.

Harvey Hornbuckle

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Graveside services for Harvey Ardell (Dell) Hornbuckle of Minco will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Springcreek Cemetery in Minco, under the direction of Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home.

Harvey passed away Oct. 7, 2020, at Integris Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Gassville, Ark.

Harvey served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was employed as an electrician for Western Farmers Power in Anadarko and later became manager until his retirement. He moved to Minco in 1975.

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Loretta Fay Lemke

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Services for Loretta Fay Lemke will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Klade officiating. Burial will follow in the El Reno Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home. 

Annabell Reichert

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Graveside services for Annabell Reichert will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the El Reno Cemetery with Pastor Pat Sutherlin officiating.

Annabell passed away Oct. 1, 2020. She was born in Celeste, Texas, to her parents, Albert S. and Lillie Alice Nelson on April 14, 1922. Her mother passed away when she was 2 years old, and she went to live with her Uncle John and Aunt Mattie Williams in Hugo.

She went to school in Hugo, and after graduation attended East Texas State College in Commerce, Texas, pursuing a teaching degree in mathematics.

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Beth Ann Sherek

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Beth Ann (Hoselton) Sherek was born March 18, 1964, in Oklahoma City to Gordon and Georgie (Turner) Hoselton. She passed away Oct. 3, 2020, in El Reno.

Beth attended El Reno High School and graduated in 1982. She married the love of her life, James Sherek, on Nov. 9, 1985, at First Church of the Nazarene in El Reno. Together the two of them enjoyed spending time together and going on drives. From their marriage came their beautiful, miracle daughter, Georgie.