JOYCE ANN LISTER

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Lister, 57, Clinton resident, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Bethany Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Billy Mucker.  Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Joyce Ann (Brown) Lister was born February 9, 1958 to Ike, Jr. and Gloria (Thompson) Brown in Watonga, Oklahoma and passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in the Methodist Health Care Center.

Joyce was raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1976.  She was married to Robert Lister on October 31, 1993 in Weatherford.  She had worked in food service, including working at Carl's Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011.

She was  a member of the Bethany Baptist Church.  She enjoyed working word-find puzzles, beading jewelry and just being a homemaker.  She never had children of her own but helped raise many others.

She is survived by her parents; a young lady she raised as her own, Valerie Barker of Clinton; sisters, Pam Hayley and husband, Otis of Norman, OK, Sharon Carter and husband, Mike of Grand Prairie, TX, Teresa Brown of Clinton and Cynthia Brown of Clinton.

She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.


VIOLA LAU

Funeral services for Viola Lau, 90, Clinton resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Joe Flugstad.  Burial will conclude in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Bessie, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Viola Elenora (Steigman) Lau was born April 22, 1924 to Edward and Rosa (Well) Steigman in Clinton, Oklahoma and passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 in the Grace Living Center in Clinton.

Viola was raised and attended school in the Bessie area.  She was married to Alvin Lau on February 10, 1943 in Clinton.  She had been a homemaker and helped on the farm most of her life.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed quilting, baking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Louis Steigman, Edward Steigman; a sister, Martha Peters.

She is survived by a daughter, Janie Branstetter and husband, Brian of Duncan, OK; three sons, Danny Lau and wife, Linda of Clinton, Dennis Lau and wife, Cherie of Alva, OK and Alvin Lau and wife, Dana of Owasso, OK; a sister, Norma Fry and husband, Clint of Sherman, TX and Leland Steigman of Clinton.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Marc Lau, Matthew Lau, Laura Yokley, Justin Lau, Alysa Reames, Christa Branum, Tara Branstetter, Luke Lau and Trey Lau.


 

OLEN D. BERRONG

Funeral services for Olen D. Berrong, 90, Clinton businessman, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Robin Palesano of Oklahoma City and Chris Fields of the First Baptist Church.  Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

The family will greet guests, 5:30 until 7:30, Tuesday, Mrch 17, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.

Olen Dean Berrong was born to Abbie and Cortez Fernando Berrong on July 11, 1924 in Custer City, Oklahoma.  Olen moved with his family to Clinton in 1931, at the age of seven, where he lived until his death on March 15, 2015.  Upon graduation from Clinton High School in 1942, where Berrong excelled in track, he was called into military service with the U.S. Army.  He served with the Army in the European theatre during World War II, returning home in 1946.  On September 5, 1948, Olen married Dorothy Jones in Clinton, Oklahoma.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1935 and through the years at First Baptist, he served as a Deacon for 50 years, a Sunday School teacher and served as Church Secretary and Treasurer for 40 years.

Berrong was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Berrong; his mother and father, Abbie and Cortez Fernando Berrong; his sister, Loleta Teems; two brothers, Leon Berrong and Leo Berrong.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David Dean Berrong and Janice of Clinton; his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Harold Wilbanks of Graham, Texas; grandsons, Jonathan Dean Berrong and his wife, Lacey of Weatherford, Oklahoma and Blaine Wilbanks and his wife, Taylor of Forth Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Marissa Berrong of South Korea and Audra Winter and her husband, Matt of Fort Worth, Texas.  Other survivors include four great grandsons, Asher, Aiden, Lawson and Alden; one great granddaughter on the way, Drew.

Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to First Baptist Church, Clinton, Oklahoma.


 

CATHERINE FRANCES HAWK

Funeral services for Catherine Frances Hawk, 52, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 in the Hammon Indian Community Building in Hammon, OK, officiated by Mona Bearshield and spiritual leaders Gary Holy Bull and Thomas "Sonny" LaBlanc.  Burial will conclude in the Hammon Indian Bethel Mennonite Cemtery in Hammon, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

An all-night wake service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 in the Hammon Indian Community Building.

Catherine Frances Hawk, "Dakota Cristinah Win", was born in Clinton, OK to Freeman White Hawk, Sr. and Irene Swift Bird and passed away March 8, 2014 in Fargo, ND.

Catherine was an enrolled member of the Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.  She attended numerous schools in several states, her most memorable times were when she attended Concho Indian Boarding School in Concho, OK; Ft. Sill Indian School in Lawton, OK and Central High "Indian Center, Inc." in Los Angeles, CA.  She obtained her GED from SWCC.  Catherine loved to travel and make many friends across Indian country, some of them lifelong.  She was known for her sense of humor and the ability to make others laugh.  She liked to cook, do bead work and travel to pow wows.  She was involved with the Buffalo Lake Sun Dance in the early days as a cook's helper.  She was especially proud of her Native American heritage.

She was a direct descendent of a long line of Cheyenne chiefs and headsmen, namely the famed Southern Cheif Whirlwind, Chief White Hawk, Chief John Otter by "Lean Elk", her grandfather, Chief Amos White Hawk and uncle, Chief Leslie Haw and also a direct descendent of Chief Swift Bird of the Two Kettle Band of Lakota.  She was also a Southern Cheyenne Sand Creek descendent.

Catherine is survived by her longtime companion and friend, Stacy Brant.  Although separated for some years, they were there for each other when times got hard.  Stacy was there right up to the end.  She is also survived by five children, Valerie Hawk of Summit, SD, Keith Hawk of Sioux Falls, SD, Diana Pollock of Los Angeles, CA, Serena Brant of Sisseton, SD, Duta Brant of Valley City, ND; nine grandchildren, J.J. Barse, Vivica Barse, Bella Smith, Arianna Hawk, Baby Keith, Danica Cumarce Hawk, Alvaya Brant, Drew Brant and Kimimila Brant; her monther, Irene Nelson of Agency Village, SD; sisters and brothers, Shaton Nelson of Agency Village, SD, Bonita Tapia of Dallas, TX, Rose and husband Levi Keoke of Sisseton, SD, Connie and husband Denny Brown of Sisseton, SD, Ann Hawk of OKC, OK, Teresa and husband, Travin Masson of Bismark, ND and a host of relatives from the Cheyenne River, Crow Creek and Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservations of the Southern Cheyenne tribe in Wheldome.  She is also survived by her maternal aunts and uncles, Barb and Gig Bordeary of Ft. Worth, TX, Darryl Turgeon of Mesa, AZ, Larry Turgeon of Pittsburgh, KS; adopted mothers, Merla Big Medicine Lopez and Darlene Kitto; adopted brothers, Carlos Kitto and Sal Little; adopted sisters, Opal and Romeo Renville and Wilma Big Medicine.

She is preceded in death by her fathers, Freeman Hawk, Sr. and Peter "Buddy" Nelson; a sister, Rita Nelson; niece Rachel Contrera; her paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents, Amos and Anna Hawk, Antoine Swift Bird, Mercy Little Eagle, Dolae Turgeon and Christine Bretzke; her adopted brothers, John Paul Little and Ernest Big Medicine and adopted father, John Lopez.

 


 

 

GEORGE "BUTCH" FANCHER

Funeral services for George "Butch" Fancher, II, 73, former Butler resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 in the Butler Baptist Church, officiated by Patrick Peters.  Burial will follow in the Butler Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

George Herschel Fancher, II was born January 25, 1942 to George H. and Viola Mae (Baker) Fancher in Clinton, OK and passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Integris Baptist Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma.

"Butch" was raised in the Butler community and graduated from Butler High School in 1959.  He was employed with the United States Post Office and served 37 years, retiring in 2007.

He was married to Stormie Young, she preceded him in death and he later married Marilyn F. Crutchfield on August 14, 1992.

He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching bull riding and was an avid Oklahoma University Sooners fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and his son, George Fancher, III.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of the home; two step daughters, Tammy White and husband, Royston of Edmond, Julie Morton of Wellston, OK; brother in law, Leon Whittington of Butler; three grandchildren, Austin Morton, Michaela Morton and Dustin Murchison and four nephews.

 


ROSE DUFF

Funeral services for Rose Duff, 84, Clinton resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Custer Ave. Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Ross Foster.  Burial will follow in the Parkersburg Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Rose Marie Duff was born August 23, 1930 to Henry Gus Wolf and Elizabeth (Wohl) Wolf in rural Cllinton in Washita County and passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Rose was raised in Clinton and she attended Clinton High School, graduating in 1948.  She helped her parents with their farming.  She was married to Otis Lealon Duff on June 4, 1950 in Clinton.  She cleaned houses to make ends meet and was a stay at home mom and wife.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Wolf, Ed Wolf, Henry Wolf, Jr.; sisters Emma Jane Avery, Margie Wolf and Elizabeth Wolf.

She was a longtime, faithful and active member of the Custer Ave. Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework and cooking and most of all, she enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Otis Lealon Duff of the home; daughter, Linda Brown and husband, Rodney and two sons, Curtis Duff and fiancee Barbara Smith and David Duff and wife, Amy, all of Clinton; a brother, Gilbert Wolf of Liberal, KS and sisters in law, Viola Wolf of Dill City, OK and Gerry Wolf of Liberal, KS.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Stephanie Miller and husband, Clinton of Norman, OK, Chad Duff and wife, Krissi of Tuttle, OK, Christy Brown, Shelton Duff and Haidyn Duff, all of Clinton.

 


 

WANDA STOCKTON

A memorial service for Wanda Stockton, 66, former Clinton business woman, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Victory Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Ben McDaniel and Rev. Buck Nicholson.  A private burial will be held at a later date in the Center Point Cemetery in Leedey, Oklahoma under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Wanda Vee (Stevens) Stockton was born March 1, 1949 to O.J. and Jennie Ruth (Young) Stevens in Clinton, Oklahoma and passed away early Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton, Oklahoma.

Wanda was raised and graduated from high school in Custer City, Oklahoma.  She worked for Peggy's Flowers in Custer City and in Clinton. She and Kenneth Stockton opened Wood and Things Store in 1973.  She was a collector and sold antiques, reproduction furniture, floral designing and did home decoration all over the United States.  She and Kenneth were married on Feburary 18, 1978 in Clinton.  They continued their business venture together for the next 42 years in two different locations and due to failing health, she retired in 2011.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tom Stevens.

She was a charter member of the Victory Baptist Church and was active in every aspect; she kept the church decorated, she taught class, was active with Vacation Bible School and the youth and was available for anything else to support the church.

Her passion was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Stockton of the home; two daughters, Jenny Hemmingway and husband Aaron of Clinton, Kathy Delk and husband Marshall of Carnegie, Oklahoma; two sons, Travis Stockton and wife Shelly and Tyler Stockton and wife Jennifer, all of Clinton; a sister, Doris Ann Hestley of Bakersfield, California and a brother, John Stevens of Jones, Oklahoma.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jack and Lily Hemingway, Noah and Halley Stockton and Kasey Delk.

The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may do so to the Victory Baptist Church in Clinton, Oklahoma.