Obituaries

Robert Mooney

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Funeral services for Robert Elmo (Bob) Mooney of Geary will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15 at First Baptist Church in Geary with Rev. Darrin Sims officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Fay under the direction of Turner Funeral Home.

Mr. Mooney passed away July 11, 2020, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Fay.  

Bob is survived by his children, Lyle Mooney of El Reno, Janet Gregg of Phenix City, Ala., Robin Hoel of Lovell and Kevin Mooney of Oklahoma City, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Don Wesley Schmidt

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Don Wesley Schmidt, 68, of El Reno passed away at his home Sunday, July 5, 2020, from a long hard-fought battle with cancer.

Don was married to his lovely wife, Marilyn (Janning) Schmidt for over 45 years. They made their home in El Reno and have resided there from the early ‘70s until now.

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Richard Brian McCartney

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Richard Brian McCartney, 63, passed away July 7, 2020, at his home in Oklahoma City. Richard was born in El Reno on Oct. 5, 1956, and was a 1974 graduate of El Reno High School. He spent his career in the grocery industry working in Arizona, California, Alaska and Oklahoma.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Mildred McCartney.

George Ghata

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Funeral services for longtime El Reno businessman George Ghata will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at St. Elijah Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City. Burial is set for Rose-Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.

Ghata, of Oklahoma City, died July 8.

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Margaret June White

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On June 1, 1941, Dez Allen gave birth to Margaret June White in El Reno. June, as she was affectionately called, made El Reno her home for the majority of her life.

During her early years, she accepted Christ as her Savior, working faithfully throughout her life, serving as a Sunday school teacher and as a member of the Women’s Mission Auxiliary Committee. She also gave thanks and praises to the Lord by singing in the church choir, in addition to other devoted acts of service for her church community. Prior to her passing, June became a member of New Providence Baptist Church.

David Sagebark

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Funeral services for David Ellis Sagebark of El Reno were held Monday in the Concho Cemetery with Rev. Ruby Horse officiating. Services were under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

David died June 30, 2020, at St. Anthony Hospital in El Reno. He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in California. He lived most of his life in Blaine and Canadian counties and was a traditional person of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

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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.