Obituaries

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Helen Ann Campbell

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Wake service for Helen Ann Campbell was held Thursday at Party Haven in El Reno with Rev. Gerald Panana officiating. Burial was held Friday in the Concho Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Helen died June 28, 2020, in Tahlequah. She was born Aug. 1, 1952, in Clinton. She lived in El Reno for a brief time before moving to Geary and finally to Clinton where she was currently residing.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Bacone College in Muskogee and master’s degree from NSU in Tahlequah.

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Dave Merle Klohn

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Prayer service for Dave Merle Klohn was held Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Calumet, with Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at Immaculate Heart with Rev. Cory Stanley officiating. Services were under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Mr. Klohn died June 30, 2020, in Van Buren, Ark. He was born June 9, 1950, to Luther Klohn and Dorthy Pritner-Klohn in El Reno.

He graduated from El Reno High School. Dave was a longtime resident of Calumet and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

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Kompton Killsnight

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Graveside services for Kompton Otto Killsnight of El Reno were held Thursday in the Concho Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Kompton died June 26, 2020, in El Reno. He was born Oct. 15, 1991, in El Reno and was a lifelong resident of the community.

He was a member of the Native American Church.

David Sagebark

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Graveside services for David Sagebark will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Concho Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

David died Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital in El Reno.

Phillip Brothers

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Phillip J. “Papa Bear” Brothers passed this life on June 26, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, at the age of 70 years, four months, 21 days.

Phillip was born Feb. 5, 1950, in Union City to Jay and Ruby May (Neely) Brothers. He was raised and attended school in Union City.

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Paul Newell Hauser

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After years of keeping Parkinson’s at bay, Paul Newell Hauser passed on May 30, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan., at the age of 85.

Paul was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Kingfisher to father, Albert W. Hauser and mother, Thelma Oakes, who predeceased him. His wife, Paula, passed last year after a brief battle with cancer.

Paul grew up with two sisters. He attended Cameron Junior College (now University) before moving on to Tulsa University.

He played and excelled in sports from high school through college, including football (“Howitzer Hauser”), baseball and basketball.

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Loyd Eichholz

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Loyd Eichholz passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was the youngest son of Robert and Johanna (Engbrecht) Eichholz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, and sisters, Martha Eichholz, Elda Kisner and Bertha Harriage.

He is survived by his brother, Elden Eichholz; his son, Craig Eichholz and wife, Deborah; daughters, Cynthia Mollison and husband, Richard, and Dana Childress and husband, Don; grandchildren, Nick Mollison, Jack Childress, Misty McGregor and Conner and Evan Simco.

Loyd grew up on a farm in the Okarche area.

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Opal James

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Funeral services for Opal (Jean) James will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at First Christian Church in Calumet with Rev. Tim Clausing officiating. Burial will follow in the Canadian Valley Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. 

Jean was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Canadian County, on the farm northwest of El Reno, to James Melvin and Hazel M. (Sisk) Harman. She passed away Saturday, June 21, 2020, at her home in Lubbock, Texas, at the age of 86. 

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Joy Ervin

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A time of remembrance and celebration for longtime El Reno resident Joy Ervin was held Monday, June 15, 2020, at First Baptist Church. The service can be viewed at https://youtu.be/NrNW2atcDtA.

In the years preceding 1935, a farming couple in Cordell named Bly and Cora Ashby were still trying to recover from grieving the loss of their son, Jerald Russell, who died seven years earlier.

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Howard Hale Noland

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Funeral services for Howard Hale Noland were held Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Wilson Funeral Home, with burial following in the El Reno Cemetery.

Mr. Noland was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Vicksburg, Miss., to Gearold and Melba Noland, and was called home on June 18, 2020. Howard grew up in Crane, Texas, and graduated from Crane High School in 1967. After graduating high school, he worked in the oil field in Crane and overseas. He later moved to Oklahoma, where he met the love of his life, Sue. They married on July 6, 1979, in Jacksonville, Texas.