Obituaries

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Donnie LeFever

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Funeral services for Donnie Lee LeFever were held Dec. 12, 2019, at Roscoe First United Methodist Church, Roscoe, Texas, with Rev. Juanelle Jordan officiating. Burial followed in the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home, Snyder, Texas.

Mr. LeFever passed away Dec. 7, 2019, in Hermleigh, Texas. He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Calumet to Byron Russell and Alice Lodema (Gill) LeFever. Donnie was an avid basketball and baseball player and he loved to fish and travel.

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Thomas Bennett Jordan

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Thomas Bennett Jordan, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Born in Conway, S.C., he was the son of the late Daniel Delia Jordan and Florrie Bell Skipper Jordan. He was also preceded in death by his son, Thomas Edward Jordan and wife, Rowena Jones Jordan.

Mr. Jordan retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years as a Hospital Corpsman. Following his military career, he worked as a physician’s assistant, retiring from the Ford Clinic in Lavonia, Ga. He also retired as a physician’s assistant at the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno.

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Jerry Chilton

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Funeral services for Jerry Dale Chilton of Minco will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Minco United Methodist Church with burial following in the Friendship Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home.

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Tommy Haynes

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Memorial services for Tommy Loyd Haynes will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 in the El Reno Cemetery with Rev. Paul Roach officiating. Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

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Richard Kamm

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On Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, Richard “Buddy” Kamm passed away at the age of 70.

Buddy was born Dec. 25, 1949, to Richard and Lorene Kamm in El Reno. He graduated from El Reno High School in 1968 where he loved playing football and making memories with friends. He later received an associates degree from El Reno Community College.

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Carol Maxine Miller

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Memorial services for Carol Maxine Miller will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 in the Benson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roger Henricksen officiating. Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.   

Carol passed away Dec. 29, 2019. She was born Sept. 30, 1957, in El Reno to Alfred and Agnes Ratterman Steinbruck. She was a lifelong resident of the community and was employed as office manager for Gene Sears Supply.

Her joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren.

Messiah Bearshield

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Graveside services for Messiah Ryan Bearshield will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Concho Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home. 

Messiah passed away Jan. 4, 2020, at OU Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 31, 2019.

Messiah is survived by his mother, Raechelle Bearshield; father, Thomas Maul II; grandparents, Lana Little Elk and William Bearshield; great-grandmother, Linda Little Elk; and three siblings, Lilyana, Coty Jr. and Zayden.

 

Marilee Church

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Prayer service for Marilee J. Church, 65, of El Reno will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart with burial in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Marilee passed away Jan. 6, 2020, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. 

Nancy Couch

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Nancy Raylene Couch passed away Jan. 3, 2020, at her home in El Reno.

She was born Oct. 5, 1943, in El Reno. She married Floyd Leon Couch on Dec. 21, 1959. Nancy retired from the Canadian County Assessors Office and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Her hobbies included sewing, quilting and fishing. 

Leon preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Lavern and Nancy Lee (Quinn) Lair, and a brother, Terry Lair.

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Rafaela Shields

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Memorial services for Rafaela B. Shields of Keller, Texas, were held Dec. 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton with Father Balaswamy Mandagiri officiating. Burial was in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.