Obituaries

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Byrdie Ruth Phillips Johnson

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Byrdie Ruth Phillips Johnson, beloved mother and grandmother died July 7, 2020. She was a long-time resident of Ponca City, OK. She moved to Midwest City, OK in January 2018 to live near her daughter in an assisted living community. She was born August 19, 1931 in Kansas City, MO and was the only child of Champ Clark and Byrdie Katherine Nothnagel Phillips. Her mother died when she was 3 days old. Byrdie lived in several homes during her childhood and moved to Newton, KS to live with her aunt and later in high school lived with Earl and Olive Beamgard. She graduated from Newton High School in 1949.
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Karen Sue Mackey Whiles

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Karen Sue Mackey Whiles, age 68, long time resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at her home. A ceremony to celebrate Sue’s life will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Northeast Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Melton officiating.
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Dakota Lee Henry

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Dakota Lee Henry, 21, of Ponca City, died on July 6, 2020, in Tulsa, OK. A Funeral Ceremony will take place at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Blackwell Tabernacle, Blackwell, OK, with Pastor Clifford Johnson officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Eddy New Home Cemetery, Deer Creek, OK. Viewing will be 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday, July 13, 2020, at Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, Ponca City.
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Maxine Kennedy

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Maxine May Kennedy of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, died Thursday morning, July 9, 2020, in the Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa at the age of 98 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.