From the Oklahoman


Chalmers, Billy Ray Sr.: 91, died Oct. 6. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bethany Cemetery (Bill Merritt, Bethany).

Shriver, William Eugene: 71, died Oct. 8. Services pending (Bill Merritt, Bethany).

Thomas, Dorothy Ann: 77, died Oct. 6. Memorial services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church (Cremation Society, Oklahoma City).


Noakes, Earl Alexander: 77, civil service, died Aug. 10. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Church of Choctaw (Hibbs, Choctaw).

Hildebrand, Dale: 82, Forester and electronic technician, died Oct. 9. Memorial services 2 p.m. Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Midwest City (Ford, Midwest City).


Birchall, William Patrick “Bill”: 73, died July 21. Celebration of life was Monday, Church of the Servant, Oklahoma City (Smith & Kernke North May, Oklahoma City).

Love, William: 82, licensed land surveyor, died Oct. 7. Services were Monday (Matthews, Edmond).


Lemke, Loretta Fay: 79, died Oct. 9. Services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church (Huber-Benson, El Reno).


Tarver, Shirley: 73, died Oct. 8. Memorial services 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Lynlee Mae Chapel, Moore (John M. Ireland, Moore).


Bassett, Robert Harold: 61, commercial plumbing, died Oct. 9. Services 6 p.m. Tuesday (Barnes Friederich, Midwest City).

Wetmore, Gregory Steven “Greg”: 56, dog show supervisor, died Oct. 5. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday (John M. Ireland, Moore).


Murphy, Miriam: 89, died Oct. 10. Private services (Baggerley, Edmond).

Wahpepah, Francena: 90, died Oct. 7. Private services (Walker, Shawnee).

Hamilton, Jeffrey Garner: 50, attorney, died Oct. 5. Services pending (Tribute Memorial Care, Norman).

Howard, Thomas “Tom”: 86, died Oct. 5. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wildwood Community Church (Havenbrook, Norman).

Reynolds, Ron B.: 79, real estate and commercial developer, died Sept. 26. Memorial services 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Events at Madison Square (John M. Ireland, Moore).


Frame, Ava: 64, died Oct. 7. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday (Bill Eisenhour S.E., Del City).

Taylor, Velma: 94, died Oct. 10. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church (Smith & Kernke North May, Oklahoma City).

Gafford, Elsie Mae: 97, retired insurance administrator assistant, died Oct. 9. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday (Advantage, Oklahoma City).

Welch, John Bob: 91, Methodist minister, died Oct. 7. Services were Monday, First United Methodist Church, Maysville (Winans, Maysville).

Kirkham, Kenneth A.: 64, died Oct. 8. Graveside services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Heritage Burial Park (Vondel L. Smith & Son at South Lakes, Oklahoma City).


Lingerfelt, Lora Belle: 96, school teacher, died July 27. Memorial services 10 a.m. Friday, Yukon Church (McNeil’s, Mustang).

Ottis, Kathleen S. “Kathy, Katy”: 72, Southwestern Bell frame attendant, died Oct. 6. Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church (Yanda better when you have a plan. and Son, Yukon).

York, Alan: 59, surance died Oct. 8. Services o meet your ever-changing needs 1 p.m. Wednesday ly Payment Plans (Mercer-Adams, Bethany).