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Ashe, Patricia O'Rourke - Bartlesville  
Patricia O'Rourke Ashe, who spent decades quietly serving the poor and sick, died peacefully at home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on February 24, 2015. Pat was born to Alice Aileen Kirkpatrick O'Rourke and Edward O'Rourke on October 22, 1925 in Arkansas City, Kansas, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. She attended boarding school at Notre Dame Academy in Omaha and graduated magna cum laude from Creighton University with a chemistry degree, which landed her a job in a Phillips Petroleum Company laboratory in Bartlesville. There she met a fellow Phillips research chemist and her future husband, Benedict de Hart Ashe, Jr., with whom she had 4 children, Michael, Kathleen, Casey, and Sally. Married 29 years, highlights of their time together included travels to Russia in 1973 and 1976. Pat was her husband's caregiver in his final year with cancer. She similarly cared for her mother-in-law, Eva Williams, and her parents, both of whom lived well into their 90s, in the last years of their lives. After a decade of care giving, Pat in 1986 embarked on her second "career" by serving in Catholic Worker houses, first in St. Cloud, Minnesota and later in Chicago. During the early years of the AIDS crisis, Pat worked at a house for men dying from the virus' effects. In 1990 she joined Brother Denis Murphy and two others to establish Su Casa, a house for Central American refugees on Chicago's South Side. It still serves displaced Hispanic women and children today. During this time she also earned a certificate from Loyola University's Institute of Spiritual Leadership. Pat's interest in people and cultures took her to China, Europe, South America and the Middle East over the years before she returned in the late 1990s to the family home in Bartlesville that she and Ben bought in1948. There, she worked up a weekly schedule that included bagging groceries for local food shelves, shopping for homebound seniors and helping free clinics in both Tulsa and Bartlesville with paperwork. Up until she became bedridden in November, she still worked at Concern's food pantry on Monday; visited a friend with ALS on Tuesday; and on Wednesday she took her dear friend Lois to lunch and shopping or on errands. She cherished her family, good books, and dining out. There will be a celebration of life Saturday, March 14, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Doors open at 4:30 with a program at 5:00. Please bring your memories to share. Pat's charities are Martha's Task and Concern in Bartlesville and Neighbor for Neighbor in Tulsa. Pat's family gives special thanks to Comforting Hands Hospice, Gretchen, Jennifer, Crystal, Chanie, Joan and all staff and volunteers. In addition to her four children, Michael, Kathleen and spouse John Bunge, Casey and spouse Laura Borders, Sally and spouse Phillip Barnard, Pat is survived by 8 grandchildren, Micah and Cheryl Barnard, Jared and Melissa Barnard, Luke Barnard, Sarah and Justin Nakamura, Daniel and Blythe Borders-Ashe, Abraham Borders-Ashe, Jacob Bunge and Wendy Van Keulen, Julia and Jason Campana, and 8 great grandchildren.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 27 to Mar. 27, 2015
Baker Sr., Carl Marvin - Copan  
Mr. Carl Marvin Baker Sr., 85, of Copan, died at 3:20 A.M. on Monday, February 2, 2015 at his home. Funeral services for Mr. Baker will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Copan First Baptist Church at 102 N. Gertrude in Copan, with Pastor Willard Lyons officiating. Interment will be in the Dewey Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends who wish may call for visitation at the Stumpff Funeral Home from 9 AM until 9 P.M. on Wednesday and Thursday. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Copan First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 107, Copan, Oklahoma, 74022. Mr. Baker was born on October 19, 1929 at Copan, Oklahoma the son of Leonard Jackson Baker and Lucinda Ellen (Burkart) Baker. He grew up and received his education in Copan and was married to Wilma Colleen Dixon at Caney, Kansas on August 15, 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Baker made their home in Copan all of their married Life. Mr. Baker was employed with the Dewey Portland Cement Company and later with Goodyear repairing tractor tires. In his early 20's he was employed with Reda Pump Company and after 36 years of service he retired as an inventory manager in 1985. He continued as a contract employee of TRW-Reda on a project in England and Wales. Mr. Baker had also been active as a master home builder and designer, building and designing five houses from the ground up. In addition he renovated another six homes. He was also a woodworker and an outdoorsman who loved to fish, water ski and camp. He was a Deacon and member of the Copan First Baptist Church where he had been a member since his childhood. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Colleen Baker of the home, one daughter, Elaine Hintze and her husband Richard of Broken Arrow, Okla., one brother, Harry Baker of Wichita, Kansas, a daughter-in-law, Calvita Lyons and her husband Rev. Willard Lyons of Copan, five grandchildren, Kim Baker Barnett of Copan, Clay Baker of Omaha, Nebraska, Charity Hintze of Broken Arrow, Jeffrey Hintze of Tulsa and Jordan Hintze of Oklahoma City, five great grandchildren, Jacob Barnett with the U.S. Marine Corps in North Carolina, Carli Barnett of Copan, Avery Baker and Samantha Baker both of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jonah Hintze of Oklahoma City, a special cousin, Sue Murray of Copan, and two very special close friends, Bob Alexander and Rick Brower. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Marvin Baker Jr. in 1978, by his parents, one brother and one sister. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 4 to Mar. 4, 2015
Barnes, James Wayne "Jim" - Bartlesville  
Mr. James Wayne "Jim" Barnes Sr., 73, of Bartlesville, died Sunday afternoon, February 8, 2015 following a sudden illness. Funeral services for Mr. Barnes will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Rue Scott, former pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Casket escorts will include James Barnes III, Grant Barnes, John Daniel Park, Joshua James Park, William Bennett Jr., and Joseph Bennett Jr. Honorary casket escorts will include Justin Bolen, Daniel Barnes, Bryce-David Smith, Layne Park and Ben Harvie. Visitation for Mr. Barnes will be at the Stumpff Funeral Home until 4 P.M. on Thursday at which time the casket will be taken to the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church where the family will receive guests from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 142 S. Virginia, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74003. James Wayne "Jim" Barnes Sr. was born at Coody's Bluff in Nowata County, Oklahoma on October 12, 1941 to William and Margaret Barnes. He was raised in Nowata County and attended Childers School. He graduated from high school and married his sweet heart, Ms. Mary Lou Beumeler. They spent some time in New Mexico and Colorado and landed in Bartlesville. Together they raised four children, Ms. Pamela Diane Barnes Elvington, Ms. Patricia Lynn Barnes Park, Mr. James Wayne Barnes Jr., and Mr. David Scott Barnes. Mr. Barnes retired from National Zinc Co. in Bartlesville where he worked his way up from furnace operator to supervisor. Being the industrious man he was one job was never enough. He moonlighted as a drywall finisher for many years, as well as working with his wife in her business, Auctions by Mary. He was a tireless worker who could work circles around just about anyone. He loved to garden and each year made sure to plant plenty of vegetables so that he could share his crop with his family. He loved to raise chickens too. He could often be seen with his faithful dog "Lady" in the chicken pen gathering eggs which he also shared with his family. Jim loved the mowing season. He would get on his zero turn mower and mow for hours. He would mow the family's yards and when he finished mowing he would fire up the weed eater. He loved his swimming pool and every year he would faithfully get that pool ready for his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He knew that Mary wanted nothing more than to have her family close, so he made sure they had an incentive to come hang out in the summer. His most recent toy was a John Deere tractor. Oh my gosh, he was in HOG HEAVEN on that thing! Mr. Barnes lived a full rich life and was never afraid of anything, including death. He said he knew where he was headed and he would see us there. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary L. Barnes, his four adult children, Pamela Diane Barnes Elvington and husband Mark, Patricia Lynn Barnes Park, James Wayne Barnes Jr., and David Scott Barnes, all of Bartlesville, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, two brothers, Billy E. Barnes and Bob Barnes, both of Nowata, and two sisters, Vada Tatum of Claremore and Linda Kipps of Nowata. Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Danny Barnes, and three great grandchildren. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 11 to Mar. 10, 2015
Bice, Charles C. - Bartlesville  
Mr. Charles C. Bice, 86, of Bartlesville, long time resident of Bartlesville, and Chemist with Phillips Petroleum Company, passed away Wednesday, February 4, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa of complications from a stroke and pneumonia. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bartlesville. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. The Visitation with the Family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday evening at the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials have been set up in Mr. Bice's memory to the Perpetual Education Fund in C/o the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1501 S.E. Swan Dr. Bartlesville, OK. 74006, or to the 55 Plus Activity Center 1400 S.E. Washington Blvd. Bartlesville, OK. 74006. Mr. Bice was born January 29, 1929 at Olney Illinois to Clinton and Doris Bice. He attended Elementary School in Rinard Illinois and high school in Flora Illinois, graduating in 1947. He attended the University of Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He was married to Marjorie Luse on June 10, 1951 in Flora Illinois. He was employed by the Phillips Petroleum Company in 1952, in Bartlesville, OK. in the Research and Development Department. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter –day Saints. He was the scoutmaster for several years and served in the Sunday School Presidency and Young Men's Organization. He was also active in the Bartlesville Theater Guild, building sets for the many plays. He was a member of several local Square Dance Clubs and the 55+ Activity center, acting as disc jockey for the Country Western Dances. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of the home, by two sons; Michael Alan Bice and wife Barbara of Magna , Utah, Thomas Neal Bice and wife Rena of St. Louis, Missouri, and one daughter, Susan Speirs and her husband Joe of Lehi, Utah, 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Robert Bice, and a great grandson Chase Olsen. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 8 to Mar. 7, 2015
Bordner, Truman Greg  
Greg Bordner, aged 67, passed away on Feb 23rd, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at his church, Grace Community, on Saturday at 3pm. Service to be officiated by Dr. Rod MacIlvaine. Greg was born on August 25th, 1947 in Lubbock Texas. He was the third and youngest child of Dusty and Emma Bordner. He graduated from the small Farm and Orchard community of Brewster in Washington State. As a young man he obtained his pilot's license and embarked on lots of adventures and travels. On the north slope of Alaska he worked as a bush pilot and drilled water wells for remote Eskimo villages that had no running water. Following that he began a long career in metal fabrication. He was considered by many to be a mechanical engineering genius. His keen mind and passionate work ethic lead to many innovative designs, and a lot of production deadlines successfully met. Greg had an optimistic and adventurous spirit. He had a strong love for his work, his horses and animals, antique tractors, and his family and friends. He is survived by two daughters, Michele and Lacy, son Zeke, nephew Bo, neice Chalena, his sister Lee, and his mother Emma. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 26 to Mar. 25, 2015
Bowdre, Ethel F. (Stearman)  
Ethel F. Bowdre, 94 died at 7:08 P.M. on Sunday February 8, 2015 at the Forrest Manor Nursing Center in Dewey. Graveside Services will be held at a later date, and will be announced by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Bowdre was born February 25, 1920 at Cleveland, Oklahoma to John Henry and Ruth Marjorie (McCorkle) Stearman. She was raised and receiver her education there graduating from Cleveland High School. She was united in marriage to Louis Allen Bowdre on July 2, 1941 at the Cleveland Christian Church, at Cleveland, Oklahoma. There made their home in several towns during Louis Military service in the Army, until moving to Dewey in 1954, and made their home there and then in Bartlesville as Mr. Bowdre was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Bartlesville. Mrs. Bowdre had worked for several years at the Washington County Memorial Hospital as a Nurse's Aide, but her primary occupation was that of a wife and homemaker. She was dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. If only there was space to tell all of the hilarious stories about her and her life experiences "The Little Lady was a Hoot" and all that had the privilege of knowing her, knew that. Mrs. Bowdre is survived by her daughter Sue Tennell and her husband Tim of Bartlesville, a son Louis Bowdre Jr. and his wife Virginia of Spring, Texas, by two sisters, Ruth Ernestine (Jim) Wilkinson of Broken Arrow, and Kati Vaughn of Tulsa, by seven grandchildren; Kelley Sue Williams, Mark Bowdre, Scott Bowdre, Dustin K. Sears Sr., Dr. Heather Gilliam-Gage, Tyler Gilliam, and Trey Gilliam, by 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. On February 8, 2015 at 7:08pm she was met with open arms by her parents, five brothers, her husband Louis Allen Bowdre in 2004, and by a son Gary R. Bowdre and by many dear friends that went before her. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 15 to Mar. 14, 2015
Butts, Mary Gwynneth "Gwen" - Dewey  
Mary Gwynneth "Gwen" Butts, 96, of Dewey died Monday February 9, 2015 in Bartlesville. Mary was born the daughter of Amos and Nettie (Smith) Lamar on April 12, 1918, in Bedford, Iowa. The family moved to western Kansas and northern Missouri where her sister and brother were born. She attended Roosevelt Grade School which no longer exists. She also attended business college and took college courses through University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Ozark Bible College in Joplin, MO. Mary was united in marriage with Denzil Eugene Burch August 24, 1939, and to this union, one daughter Norma was born. They made their home farming in Iowa and Missouri, before settling in Oklahoma in 1950. Denzil preceded her in death in 1977. She worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for 20 years in the secretary pool before retiring in 1975. Mary later married Eugene Butts, also known as Preach, who pastored Mary's church the Town and Country Christian Church. Preach preceded her in death in 1995. Mary, a longtime member of Town and Country Christian church, was always a faithful Christian, involved in the church activities. After she broke her hip, she entered a local nursing center where she continued her faithful attendance at the church services provided to residents by her loving friends Tom and Evie Nace. Mary is survived by her daughter Norma Hansen and John of Bartlesville; one grandson Gregory Hansen of Bartlesville; one sister-in-law Doris Lamar of Nowata; special friends, Judy Flint, and Tom and Evie Nace. She is preceded in death by her parents, her first and second husbands, two brothers Bill and Amos Lamar, and two sisters Patricia Dale and Geraldine Lentz. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the Davis Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tom Nace officiating. Services are under the direction of Carter Davis and the Davis Family Funeral Home. Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with Mary's family at www.DavisFamilyFuneralHome.com.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 12 to Mar. 11, 2015
Carey, Warren Howe - Tulsa  
On the evening of February 3, 2015, Warren Carey passed away peacefully of natural causes. Warren was being visited and comforted by family members at St. John's Hospital, in Tulsa, OK at the time of his passing. Warren was 71 years old. Warren was born in Tacoma Park, MD on October 22, 1943, but the family relocated to Tulsa when he was grade school age. He was the son of Howe and Leona Carey. Warren graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1966 with a BBA, and was a very proud and life-long active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. After graduation, he began a career with Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, OK where he remained until retiring in 1995 as Manager, LP Gas Marketing. When not working, Warren spent a lot of his time battling the 18 holes at Hillcrest Country Club, where he was very active and served one year as President. Warren remained busy after retirement with several business ventures, and never lost his love for the game of golf and his many friends around the country that he treasured so much. Warren was preceded in death by his sister, Janis; his father, Howe; and his mother, Leona. Warren is survived by his son, Todd; daughter, Dayna; and grandchildren, Mac, Megan, Toby, Samantha, and Bennett …also his beloved canine companion "Rosie". In lieu of flowers, Warren expressed his wish that you consider a donation to your local animal shelter. Services were held Saturday, February 7, 2015 in Bartlesville, OK. Moore's Southlawn 918-663-2233 share memories at www.moorefuneral.com
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 8 to Mar. 9, 2015
Cates, Sharon Kay - Bartlesville  
Sharon Kay Cates, 69, resident of Bartlesville, died at 2:11 P.M. on Saturday in Bartlesville. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday at the First Baptist Church in Bartlesville with Rev. Martin Witt officiating. Cremation Arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Cates was born on June 20, 1945 at Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Lloyd Winifred and Dorothy Maxine (Burruss) Liston. She was raised and received her education here in Bartlesville Public Schools. She was married to Toby Cosar, to that union three daughters were born Renee, Karen and Traci. She was later married to Emmett Van to that union 2 children were born April and Fred. Along with that union she gained two more children Dave and Karen Sue. She and Edward Leon Cates were married on September7, 1990 at Tulsa, and they made their happy home here in Bartlesville for the past 24 years. She had worked most of her life as a Housekeeper for several businesses, and for First Baptist Church, and Kenneth Adams family. She is survived by her husband Ed Cates of the home, five daughters, Karen Sue Robinson and husband Ronnie of Bartlesville, Renee Ward and husband Kevin, of Bartlesville, Karen Bryce and husband Jason of Bartlesville, Traci Butler and husband Kenny of Collinsville, April Thennes and husband Dustin of Bartlesville. by two sons, Dave Van and wife Deborah of Claremore, OK., and Fred Van and wife Shara of Bartlesville; three sisters, Phyllis Miller, Patricia Brown, and Ruth Meyers, and a brother Fred Liston, by 25 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Alvin Liston, by a step brother Ray Brinsfield, by her 2nd husband Emmett Van, and by a grandson Logan Nye. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 5 to Mar. 5, 2015
Chastain, Al E. - Bartlesville  
Al E. Chastain was born on September 27, 1936, in Caney, Kansas to Albert Nathan and Jennie Mae (Hook) Chastain. He grew up attending church and school in Caney, graduating from Caney Valley High in 1954. He attended Coffeyville Junior College and worked alongside his father, who owned/operated an appliance sales and service business in downtown Caney. Al Jr. sold and serviced televisions and stereos while his dad took care of the heating/refrigeration part of the business. Al also worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as a programmer/ analyst for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He lived most of his lifetime in Caney, moving with his wife, Mary, to Bartlesville in 2012. He loved computer work, electronics, the outdoors, his cat, and most of all, playing his guitar. Al is well known in the area for his thumb and fingerstyle way of playing and has played for church and community events since he was a young man. Al passed from his earth life the morning of February 15, 2015, shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Chastain (Bartlesville), his daughter, Lisa Thayer (Broken Arrow), his brother, John Chastain (Parsons, KS), one grandson, two nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and beloved cat. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 20, 11 a.m. at Stumpff Funeral Home, Bartlesville, OK with graveside and burial immediately following at Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kansas. The family requests donations to The Journey Home, 3406 Kentucky Street, Bartlesville OK. 74006, in lieu of flowers. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 18 to Mar. 18, 2015
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