Obituaries

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Myrna Black

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Funeral services for Myrna Ruth Black of El Reno were held Thursday at the Concho Community Hall with burial following in the Concho Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Myrna passed away Feb. 16, 2020, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 10, 1960, in Clinton. She graduated from Intermountain High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a Northern Arapaho Ceremonial Woman for the Northern Arapaho Tribe as well as a homemaker.

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Anita Hunt

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Funeral services for Anita Renee Hunt of El Reno will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Benson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Cory Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Okarche under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Anita passed away Feb. 17, 2020, at her home. She was born May 20, 1960, in Enid and lived various places before moving to El Reno seven years ago. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary in the oil and gas industry and recently at Redlands Community College.

Renee was a member of the Catholic Church.

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Lillian Ferne Burris

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Funeral services for Lillian Ferne Young Burris of El Reno will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment in the El Reno Cemetery. Viewing will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home.

Ferne passed away Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020, at her home. She died peacefully with a Loving Care Health/Hospice team at her side.

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Verna Thompson

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Verna Thompson of San Antonio passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. She was born in San Antonio on Oct. 15, 1941.

Verna is survived by her daughter, Stephanie, who with her husband, Scott, gave Verna her grandson, Bennett, and by her son, Andrew.

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Rhonda Branch

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Graveside service for Rhonda Gail (Clouse) Branch will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. in the El Reno Cemetery. A memorial will follow.

Rhonda passed away the 28th day of January, 2020, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a long illness.

She was born on the 17th day of July, 1962, in Blackwell to Ruth Faye and Fred L. Clouse. She enjoyed the summers when she could camp, fish and host cookouts for her family. She wasn’t afraid of hard work and her family appreciated her sense of humor. She liked to laugh and make others laugh.

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Rick D. Marinelli Jr.

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Memorial services for Rick Marinelli will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Okarche with Pastor Joel Heckmann officiating. Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Rick died Feb. 11, 2020, at his home in El Reno. He was born May 26, 1962, in Uniontown, Pa.

He was the manager of Phoenix Manufacturing in Oklahoma City and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Storm Riders Harley Davidson Club in Moore.

Bill Pat Cook

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A graveside service to honor and celebrate the life of Bill Pat Cook will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Bill was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Oklahoma City to Lawrence Cook and Dersa Cook, and departed this life on Feb. 10, 2020, in Yukon.

Bill graduated from El Reno High School in 1959, where he excelled in both football and basketball. He loved watching all sports, particularly OU Sooners football and basketball.

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Michael Lee Ague

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Michael Lee Ague, age 43, passed from this life on Feb. 10, 2020. Michael was born July 16, 1976, in Oklahoma City to parents, Treasa and Robert Ague.

Michael loved the outdoors and his family. He enjoyed time spent hunting and fishing with his brother and children. He also loved camping and cookouts. His family and friends will always remember him as a fun-loving person.

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Ardyth Shan Guth

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Ardyth Shan (Leeper) Guth was born in Oklahoma City on March 11, 1929. Her parents were Ruth (Hoffman) Leeper and Milo Francis Leeper. Ardyth died Feb. 8, 2020, at her home in El Reno.

She attended kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 in Hawthorn School in Oklahoma City. She attended grades 3 through 6 in El Reno at Central School. She attended eighth and ninth grades in Odessa, Texas, and 11th and 12th grades in Tahoka, Texas.