Obituaries

Nelda Pearce

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Graveside services for Nelda Pearce will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 in the El Reno Cemetery with Pastor Ray Idell officiating.

Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. 

 

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Martha Jane Mulanax

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Martha Jane Mulanax passed away July 13, 2020, in El Reno at the age of 94.

Martha was born in Chickasha on April 29, 1926, to Floyd and Grace (Smith) Mulanax. As a teenager, her family moved to El Reno where she attended and then graduated from El Reno High School in 1944.

Afterwards, she returned to Chickasha where she attended the Oklahoma College for Women and became a member of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. She graduated with a B.A. in Education degree in 1950.

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Louis Holtorff

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Louis “Lou” John Ernest Holtorff left his home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Lou was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Ernest Louis Holtorff and Lydia Wilhelmina Brockmann Holtorff. At age 4, when his mother died, Lou stayed with Opa and Oma Holtorff, and visiting their summer house in Mercer, Wis., became a very special memory.

About age 6, Lou, his dad and new stepmother, Louise Bolt Holtorff, moved to a farm in Warsaw, Ind. Louise and her family were a great blessing in Lou’s life.

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Clarence Webster Jr.

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Graveside services for Clarence Marvin Webster Jr. were held Friday in the Concho Cemetery with Rev. Waylan Upchego officiating. Services were under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Mr. Webster died July 19, 2020, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born July 5, 1954, in Lawton. He was a longtime resident of El Reno before moving to Elk City and later to Oklahoma City. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Black Kettle firefighter. 

David Cook

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Graveside services for David Cook will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the El Reno Cemetery. Viewing  will be held Sunday, July 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home. 

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Orby F. Meyer

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Orby F. Meyer, 83, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, at CuraHealth Hospital in Oklahoma City, with his family at his side.

Orby was born Nov. 9, 1936, in Madison, Wisc., to Ervin and Ella (Sonnenberg) Meyer. He grew up in Westfield, Wisc. Orby began working in his father’s barber shop in Westfield as an apprentice barber in 1955. He received his Master Barber License in 1959, his Shop Manager License in 1960, and later owned the barber shop from 1961-1974.

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Frances Mosby

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Mass of Christian Burial for Frances M. Mosby will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at St. John of Nepomuk Church in Yukon with Revs. Rex Arnold and Robert Strittmatter and Deacon John Teague officiating. Burial will follow in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

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Paula Scott

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Services for Paula Jo Scott were held Friday in the Benson Memorial Chapel with Revs. Joe Scott and Jerry Cradduck officiating. Burial followed in the El Reno Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home. 

Paula died July 14, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Dumas, Texas.

A longtime resident of El Reno, she worked many years at Park View Hospital. She was a member of the Fresh Anointing Church. 

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Eileen Imogene Niles-Scott

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Eileen Imogene Niles-Scott passed away June 26, 2020, at her home in El Reno at the age of 91.

She was born Feb. 15, 1929, in El Reno to Albert and Juanita Niles. She had two brothers, Benny and Paul Niles, and two sisters, Gloris Niles-Sheets and Charolet Plunk. Each have preceded her in death.

After World War II, Eileen served with the Red Cross. Later in life, she became a Nursing Home Administrator, serving at nursing centers in Kingfisher and in Chickasha.

She was chosen to be an Ombudsman for the El Reno Nursing Home.

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Iris Marie Cobert Parker

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Iris Marie Colbert Parker of El Reno was laid to rest at Faith Family Church on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Bridgeport.

Marie was born May 17, 1924, in Watonga to Ira and Minnie (Taylor) Gray, and passed away on June 30, 2020, in Oklahoma City.

Marie married George Colbert on Jan. 27, 1940, in Watonga. They had 11 children. She was known as an extraordinary cook, homemaker, worshipper, prayer warrior and mother.