Washita Valley Weekly

Page 2   Washita Valley Weekly “My Community Magazine” March 29, 2023 God Bless America Angeline "Angie" (Ruth) Esteller Friskel ...  Angeline “Angie” (Ruth) Esteller Friskel was born on November 28, 1947, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Homer and Bertha (Sneed) Ruth. She passed away from this earthly life on March 16, 2023, in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Angeline lived her entire life in Chickasha. She had two beauti- ful children with Butch Biby. Then later in life, she met Dan Friskel. Dan was introduced to her by their children who set up their first date. They married in December 1986.  She was a scrub tech for 19 years at Grady Memorial Hospital where she retired, to start the business with Dan. They opened Dangie’s Antiques in 1990, and ran it together until 2005. After Dangie’s, she semiretired to help raise a grandchild. She spent the final years of her life living with Janis. Angeline loved her family, antiques, and her cats.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Bertha Ruth; siblings, Margret Greenfield, Billy Ray Ruth, Patricia Allred, Franklin Ruth, Patsy (Pat) Ruth, Dener Ruth, and Paulie (Paul) Ruth; great-granddaughter Haylee McGinnis and grandson Andrew Biby.  She is survived by her son, Rodney Biby; her daughters, Janis Biby, Anissa Alcorn, and Jennifer Watts; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with another on the way; as well as numer- ous nieces and nephews. Eldred Ray Jones ...  Eldred Ray Jones was born on April 1, 1940 in Rush Springs Oklahoma, the son of William Earl Jones and Helen Pierce. He passed from this life on March 24, 2023 in Rush Springs, Okla- homa.  A Memorial Luncheon for Eldred Jones will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Southern Baptist Church Life Center at 115 S 2nd St, Rush Springs, OK 73082.  On May 10th, 1962, Eldred married the love of his life, Besty Ann Jones. They were married for 57 years. In this union they built a legacy near Amber, Oklahoma with their three children Mary, Rodney and Marla.  Eldred worked for a local mobile home company for many years and an assembler then moving his way up to a manager. He would soon realize he did not like bossing people around and decided being a manager was not for him. In the early 90’s, Eldred and Ann moved to Farmington, Arkansas to be closer to their oldest daughter Mary and her children. He started truck driving for Tyson Foods in the Swine Division.  After Mary’s passing in 1992, they raised their three grand- children Kimberly, Amanda and Brittany. Eldred was no doubt a worker. He provided an amazing life for his children and grand- children.  After many years living in Farmington, they moved back to Eldred’s hometown of Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Eldred drove for J.B. Hunt for many years until he transferred to the Teppco Crude Oil where he finally retired.  Eldred was a great man. In Ann’s last year of life, he compas- sionately cared for her every need. He was loving and care. An amazing man to say the least. He spent the remainder of his life chasing great-grandchildren to sporting events across the state and pouring every ounce of himself into his family. Eldred was very involved in his grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s lives and loved having them close.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed greatly.  He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Helen Jones; his daughters, Mary Helen Cooper, Ronda Bartholomew and Becky; his son Rodney Ray Jones; and granddaughter, Lissa Woody, Summer and Kristi Winchester.  Survivors include his daughter, Marla Woody; grandchildren, John-Paul, Jennifer, Kimberly, Matthew, Amanda, Brittany, Mitch- ell, Courtney, Tanner, Ashlee; and 29 great-grandchildren.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home. Billy Warren Stephendon ...  Billy Warren Stephendon was the oldest child born on July 11, 1961, to the late Lloyd (Joe Louis) Stephenson and Charlotte Wiley Stephenson. Billy “Mickey” departed his life on February 26, 2023, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, at the age of 61.   A Celebration of the Life of Billy Warren Stephenson “Mickey” was held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Shepherd Street Christian Church in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Billy graduated from Chickasha High School in 1979, and soon after moved to Odgen, Utah, with his Aunt Barbara, Uncle Wolfe and cousin, Sidney. He spent most of his life cooking and became a great Chef! Mickey loved his family and would always put a smile on your face. He did everything with honesty and integrity. He had very strong values and was well liked by everyone he met, mostly due to his positive energy. He had incredible patience, and always made time to help others. He would always say “My Family”.  He had an amazing memory and told entertaining stories, some- times with a hint of exaggeration. He loved cooking and prepared the best meals! He moved back to Oklahoma City in 2013, and was head Chef at Aja Bleu and other businesses in OKC. He recon- nected with his high school love and moved back to his hometown of Chickasha, Oklahoma, where he became the Director and Ex- ecutive Chef of Dining Services at Town Village Retirement Com- munity. He was deeply loved by his family, friends and coworkers.  Billy was predeceased by paternal and maternal great-grandpar- ents, paternal grandparents, Paul and Izora Stephenson; maternal grandfathers, Clarence Wiley and Herman Davis; maternal grand- mothers, Christine Wiley and Betty Austin-Davis; father Lloyd Ste- phenson; mother Charlotte Mitchell; step-father Joseph Mitchell; sister Jaelynn Stephenson Dent and brothers, Quinton Stephenson and Gerald Mitchell.  Forever cherishing his memory are brothers, Lloyd “Joe” Ste- phenson of Oklahoma City, OK, Timothy White of El Reno, OK, Dwayne Mitchell of Rex, GA. and Jeffrey Mitchell of Norcross, GA; sisters, Jackie Shokes of Johns Island, SC, and Rhonda and Dar- rell Ketchens of Awendaw, SC; Fiancée Beulah Thompson and her 3 granddaughters; special cousins; and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins! The Family of Billy Warren Stephenson wishes to express our sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness during our bereavement.  Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Billy’s are welcome to join us at his celebration. Death Notices Memorials Complete Obituaries and Memorials with pictures (when provided) are posted on our on-line publication. www:ChickashaToday.com 904 County Rd. 1310 ~For 41 Years~ Town and School Board Elections  Early voting is set for Thursday and Friday this week with the General Election on Tuesday, April 4th for School Board and Town elections in Oklahoma. Early voting on Thursday and Friday will be at the Election Board Office in your county. Precinct voting will be Tuesday, 7 am to 7 pm. Here is a list of decisions to be made. GRADY COUNTY CEMENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 STEVE PELZER; KAREN GLASS STERLING PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 JEFFREY MILAM; JOHN BUDD LINDSAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 LARRYWINN; JESSICA PARKER TOWN OF ALEX BOARD OF TRUSTEES JIM BISEL; ROY GAGE MARCUM; AMBER OTEY; KAREN JOHNSON CITY OF CHICKASHA COUNCILMEMBER WARD 4 POSITION 1 ERIC ANDERSON; KELLY BOYD CITY OF MINCO COUNCILMEMBER - WARD 2 REX ALLEN RAMEY; ROYCE ADDINGTON; JOHN CHILES COUNCILMEMBER - WARD 4 FELICIA TINSLEY; KATHY EDWARDS; ROBERT AGUE MIDDLEBERG PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 JOSH OAKS; GLENDA FENIMORE NINNEKAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 RUSSELL DEAN THOMPSON; MARK FULTON BRIDGE CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 1 (Unexpired Term) MICAH L. REGIER; ROBYN ESPARZA BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 SHARITA HILL; TERRY D. VINCENT VERDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 STEVIE KAYE McMILLAN; NORMAN C. WOOD CITY OF BLANCHARD COUNCILMEMBER - WARD NO. 1 JOSEPH JODY DAVIS; BEN WHITT DIBBLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 STEVE LONG; VERONICA RIVERA MARLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 LARRY R. JOHNSON II; CHRIS SHELBY CADDO COUNTY CITY OF ANADARKO MAYOR KELLEY McGLOTHLIN; PATRICK MICHAEL HAYES TOWN OF CEMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES ERIK RAYWILLIAMS; SARAH JIMENEZ; LINDA KAWA TOWN OF CYRIL BOARD OF TRUSTEES KATHY HALL CASTRO; NANCY VAP; SHAWN W REAM; MONICAM COOPER; TIM HEGI; SHERRIE MILLER; MONICA JACKSON CEMENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 STEVE PELZER; KAREN GLASS VERDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD MEMBER - OFFICE NO. 3 STEVIE KAYE McMILLAN; NORMAN C. WOOD Marlow shooting leaves one dead, one injured  A Sunday afternoon shooting near Marlow left one person dead and another injured according to Ste- phens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney.  McKinney said it was early in the investigation to release further information.  The injured party was reportedly at OU Medical in unknown condition. Mar. 29 Location: Chickasha First Assembly (3340 S 16th St) Preacher: Father Michael Wheelahan (Holy Name Catholic Church); Apr.5 Location: First Baptist Church (324 W. Colo- rado) Preacher: Pastor Matthew Reiber (New Life Christian Church. Lenten lunches and messages  Lent takes place from Wednesday, February 22 (also known as Ash Wednesday) to Thursday, April 6, 2023. Easter takes place on Sunday, April 9.  All are invited to attend the Lenten Lunch series presented by community churches each Wednesday during lent local congregations will be offering lunch at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm with a brief worship.