Obituaries

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Alfred J. Meyer

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Funeral services for Alfred J. Meyer were held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastors Joel Heckmann and Jeff Klade officiating. Burial followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

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Vernia JoAnn Mehan-Salmon

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Vernia JoAnn Mehan-Salmon was born July 20, 1939, in Chandler to Felta and Ted Mehan.

JoAnn is survived by her sons, Gene Jr. and Gina Thomas and Chuck Winans; granddaughter, Amanda Winans and fiance, LeOtis Richey; grandsons, Justin Winans and Shaun and Amber Thomas; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Wood, Jean and Junior Reynolds, Janice Bowers and Tammie and Kurt Merritt; as well as her brothers, Wayne Mehan and Herman and Dorothy Mehan.

Joel Lee Crawford

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Joel Lee Crawford was born Feb. 13, 1947, in Roswell, N.M., to Henry Lee Crawford and Pauline Roberts Pappan.

He died in El Reno on Aug. 17, 2020.

Joel spent most of his working life as an excellent electrician. He had served his country as a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joel is survived by countless friends.

A service honoring his life with military honors will be planned at a future date under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

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Jerry Bromlow

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Jerry Bromlow, 71, passed away at his home on Monday, Aug.17, 2020, with his wife, children and granddaughter by his side. Jerry was born Feb. 13, 1949, in Minco, where he lived until the age of 8 and moved to Union City. He graduated from Union City High School in 1968. In 1970, he married Sharon Nusbaum of El Reno, who has been by his side over 50 years. In 1981, they moved to El Reno where they live at the present time.

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Jon Edwin Morrison

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Jon Edwin Morrison, 72, passed away unexpectedly, Aug. 10, 2020, in Denton, Texas. 

He was a devoted son, brother and proud father of Susanne Christine Morrison. Jon was the youngest of 10 children of Claude and Mary Morrison. He was raised on their family farm in Union City. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Union City, and served as an altar boy.

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Dr. Joseph A. Voss Sr.

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Dr. Joseph Anthony Voss Sr., resident of El Reno since 1969, died Aug. 8, 2020, at his home north of El Reno with his wife, children and grandchildren at his side.

A prayer service was held on Monday and Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday with Rev. Lance Warren officiating. Both services were at Sacred Heart Church with burial following in the Kingfisher Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

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Alice Faye Roberts

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Alice Faye Roberts was born April 5, 1949, in Fort Sill to Selmer and Ella (Haynes) Vaught and passed away Aug. 6, 2020, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Alice grew up a “military brat” until the family settled back in El Reno in 1962. She graduated from El Reno High School in 1967 and was active in the vocal clubs.

Following her graduation, she studied bookkeeping at Draughon’s Business  School.   

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Bobbie Jean Criner

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Former longtime El Reno resident Bobbie Jean Criner, 95, made a peaceful transition from her home in Dallas, Texas, on July 31, 2020, to her everlasting home and into the arms of the Almighty.

Bobbie was born June 22, 1925, in Cyril, to her parents, Jack and Annabelle Harris. After moving to Watonga early in her childhood, the family migrated to El Reno.

There she grew up with her three brothers, John Henry, Oscar and Johnnie, and one sister, Ruby, all who preceded her in death.