Obituaries

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Bobby Joe Burk

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Bobby Joe Burk, 78, of Seguin, Texas passed away on February 17, 2021 in Seguin. He was born on January 12, 1943 in Morrison, Oklahoma to Elvin and Bernice Burk.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christine, son, Barry Burk and grandsons, Braeson and Beau, daughter, Sheli Burk and granddaughter Heather, grandsons Logan and Andre, and 5 great grandchildren. Brother Eldon and his wife Barbara, and their daughter Tammy and sons Eddie, Dee, and Branden and their families.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Belinda Burk (BB).

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Bennie Jo (Waits) Westerman

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Bennie Jo (Waits) Westerman left this earthly life to join her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Rolling Hills Care Center in Catoosa, Oklahoma. She was 93 years young. A rosary service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Trout Funeral Home, 505 West Grand Ave, in Ponca City, Oklahoma at 6:00 p.m., with Deacon Dick Robinson of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating.
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Donald Bryan Tapp

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Donald Bryan Tapp, age 81, of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away February 28, 2021 at his home west of Ponca City, Oklahoma. A celebration of his life will be held at 2pm, Saturday, March 6th at the First Presbyterian Church in Tonkawa with Gordon Edwards officiating.
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James Robert Means Jr.

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James Robert Means Jr. “Jimmy” was born September 8, 1928 to James Robert Means Sr. and Lois Edna Mann Means. His birth place was rural Carmen on the family farm. He attended first through eighth grade at Prairie Valley. His high school years were at Lambert, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He attended Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, where he was a four sport letterman for the Fighting Quakers. He was a starting half back on the undefeated 1949- 50 football team as well as team captain for the basketball team. He graduated in 1950 with a B.S. Degree in education. His first teaching job was at Aline, where he coached the high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the Counter Intelligence Division in Maryland and San Francisco. In 1953 he married Phyllis Green and continued his teaching and coaching in Larned, Kansas. While picking up his Master’s Degree at Phillips University in Enid and starting a family he had career stops in Ringwood, Goltry, Carmen, Central of Burden, Braman, Wakita, Ponca City, Ralston, Helena and Wichita Christian Center. He served as coach, teacher and/or administrator. Jim also ran and expanded the family farm during his teaching career and beyond, where he especially liked working with his cows. Jim was a member of Hopeton Wesleyan Church.
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Hurley Edward Bohon

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Hurley Edward Bohon, age 87, of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away at his home on February 25, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 5 at 1:00 pm at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Dick Robinson will officiate. Hurley will be laid to rest with his wife Theresa at Burbank Cemetery following the service. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome.com and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 12:45 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.
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Steven Dummer

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The world lost a great man, and heaven gained a legend. It is with a heavy and broken heart that Steven Dummer lost the fight with Covid on Feb 18, 2021 Of the home is Jackie Cobble Hill life partner and wife.
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Richard Lee Hesser

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Richard Lee Hesser, 62, passed on February 24, 2021 in Oklahoma City. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2pm at Glencoe South Cemetery, Glencoe, Oklahoma. Dighton Marler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.