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Washita Valley Weekly   Page 3 www.washitavalleyweekly.com June 29, 2022 We Believe in Oklahoma Death Notices Memorials Complete Obituaries and Memorials with pictures (when provided) are posted on our on-line publication. www:ChickashaToday.com sevierfuneralhome.com Serving Grady County Over 80 Years Sevier Funeral Home 105W. Main Tuttle, OK 73089 405-381-2323 Austin Kile Licensee in Charge Sevier Funeral Home 702W. Chickasha Ave. Chickasha, OK 73018 405-224-4266 Larry Sevier Honoring a Legend “We appreciate your business” Barbara Rhoads Kuntz ... Barbara Rhoads Kuntz was born on April 24, 1935, to Walter Herbert and Gladys Adelia Merchant in Weinert, Texas. She passed away in Austin, Texas the evening of June 16th, 2022, very peacefully walking into the Lords open arms.  Barbara graduated Haskell High School in 1953 and followed that with a business degree from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.  Barbara married her high school sweetheart Roy Don Rhoads in July of 1955 in Haskell, Texas. They were married for 52 years. Barbara and Roy Don had four children, Adelia, Renae, Dean Erin, and Terry Don.    Roy Don passed away January 23, 2008. She married again in November 2011 to Elmer Kuntz who passed away in February of 2017.  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Donny Bob Merchant and Walter Merchant, her husbands Roy Don Rhoads and Elmer Kuntz, her son Dean Erin Rhoads, and grandson Jarrod Heath Blunk.  Barbara initially worked as an accountant for Humble Oil Com- pany and was a bookkeeper for several companies over the years. After marrying Roy Don, they shared a life of ministry including chaperoning many youth trips, missionary trips to El Salvador South America and Budapest Hungary. Barbara volunteered dur- ing the summers at both Glorieta Baptist Camp in New Mexico and Falls Creek Baptist Assembly in Oklahoma. She was an excel- lent musician, played both the piano and organ, taught Sunday school classes, and lead the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU).  Barbara was a very talented artist and loved to paint, she was an avid seamstress making her kids clothes, Barbie outfits, and lots of costumes for plays and holidays. She loved to play board games and cards and was absolutely the most delightful family Scrabble champion. Barbara was witty and had a great sense of humor. She shared a lot of love and laughter with her loved ones, friends, and everyone she happened to meet. She was kind, gen- tle, gracious, always a princess, and ever dressed to the nines. Her friends and family will remember her with the largest most colorful earrings ever imaginable, and a smile the size of Texas that she was always willing to share. Barbara had a reputation of being a prankster, getting into more trouble chaperoning youth trips with the church than the youth did. She was always the life of the party, keeping everyone on their toes and in stitches.  Barbara is survived by her daughters Adelia Rhoads White and husband Terry, Renae Rhoads Seely and partner Pamela England, son Terry Don Rhoads and wife Leslie, daughter in law Pamella Niell, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, Sister- in-Law Sue Blankenship and husband Dr. Wayne Blankenship, and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.  We know that Barbara is dancing with the Lord playing beauti- ful music and rejoicing with those who preceded her through those pearly gates. She will be dearly missed and in our hearts forever.  A graveside service will be planned later this year in Chickasha, Oklahoma where she will be laid to rest beside her husband Roy Don Rhoads.  The family suggest donations to the Alzheimer’s Association so they can continue their important work in providing care, sup- port, and medical research for Dementia and Alzheimer’s preven- tion and cure. Roy Dean Sink ...  Roy Dean Sink was born in Hobart, Oklahoma May 10, 1974, to Gary Stone and Shirley (Sink) Jones. Roy of Anadarko departed his life unexpectedly on Father’s Day June 19, 2022, at his home in Anadarko, OK at the age of 48.  Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, J J Methvin Memorial United Methodist , Anadarko, OK. Interment followed at Memory Lane, Anadarko, OK, under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home.   Roy spent his school years in Hobart before moving to Anadar- ko, OK. Roy graduated in 1992, with an Academic Diploma in Anadarko, OK. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army Calvary Scout at Fort Knox, Kentucky after graduation he served at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He finished his tour at duty in Germany.  While growing up Roy would enjoy everything he did with his dad and little brother Jesse Ray,. They would always go fishing and camping trips. He was always excited and couldn’t wait to get home to tell the stories. Roy was the best big brother to his siblings, Jesse & Michele. He loved his sister Michele and was always proud she was his sister. He loved his mother with all his heart and he loved her dearly. There was nothing he would do for her. Roy was a member of the Kiowa Tribe and was proud of his heritage.  Roy made his home in Anadarko and enjoyed spending time with his children. He taught his sons how to take care of one another. He would say you boys will go through so many friends but in the end you will only have your brothers. He taught his sons how to fish, camp, play football, baseball and wrestling. Roy loved traveling and driving the big rigs. His sons got their chance to travel with him state to state. It was one of the best experience they had. He taught his sons how to be competitive and also when not to be. Roy’s oldest son R.J. said I’m the dad I am today because he taught me. He loved his grandchildren who meant the world to him.  Roy accepted God in his life and received his ministry license in 2015. Roy continued preaching spreading the word of God In December 2020, he completed his course with “Herbert W, Arm- strong College Bible Correspondence course” where he received his certificate. Roy loves sports his favorite team was the Raiders. Everything he collected had the Raiders Emblem. He had a lot of friends who loved him. He enjoyed spending time with his best friend Dustin Domebo during their school years to present. He loved animals of all kind especially his chocolate lab “Percy.”  He is survived by his mother Shirley Sink Jones of the home; father Gary Stone, Denham Spring, LA; sons: Roy Dean Sink Jr. (R.J.), Anadarko, OK, Zachary Sink, Anadarko, OK, Brandon Sink, Anadarko, OK, Jesse Sink, Weatherford, OK; daughters: Lakota Meeks Sink, Anadarko, OK, Jerika Sink Aunko, CA; 6 grandchil- dren; grandmother Stella Sink, Porterville, CA; Uncles: Robert Sink Sr, Ft. Worth, TX; David Parks, Irvin, TX; Jesse Julius Jones, Anadarko, OK; sister Michele Stone; brother-in-law: Tony McDow- ell; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was loved by a host of family and Friends.  He was preceded in death by his: brother, Jesse Ray Stone, step father Jesse Ewehioso Jones; stepbrother Kwai Chang (KC) Jones; uncles, Ernest Sink Redbird, Roy Sink Jr.; Maternal grandparents, Robert & Ramona Emhee Redbird Parks, Roy Sink Sr; Paternal grandparents, JoElla Montgomery & Donald Mattice; maternal great grandparents, Romer & Eva Kaulay Sink, Guy TainPeah, Ernest Emhee Redbird & Violet Hawzipta Redbird  Roy will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew him. He was a loving kind hearted person. Dorothy Virginia Unruh ...  Dorothy Virginia (Smith) Unruh, was born to Elmer and Bertha (Jantz) Smith on April 2, 1930. She was born at home, on a farm west of Chickasha. She was the 2nd of 4 children. She passed away in her home on June 16, 2022, at 7:24 pm at the age of 92.  Funeral Services were held on Monday June 20, 2022, at the Plainview Mennonite Church, Chickasha, Oklahoma. Interment followed at Plainview Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home  She and her family moved to the Walsh, Colorado, area as a young child. This was during the dust bowl years, and life was tough. Finding it impossible to make a living in Colorado, they moved back to Oklahoma in a Model T in 1934. Her Mom and Dad rented a farm west of Chickasha.  She attended the Sandlin School for her eight years of formal education but constantly learned from the university of life. Growing up on a farm, she developed the skill set required to keep a home. Her mother had a large garden and many fruit trees, and Mom learned to cook and can from a great teacher.  At 12 years of age, Mom felt God’s call to his service. Yield- ing her heart to Jesus, she was baptized on February 28, 1943, becoming a member of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. She kept her vows.  Mom didn’t travel far to meet our father. They grew up across the road from one another and spent their young years as neigh- bors; the children from both families often played together or walked the roads singing. Mom told us she knew whom she would marry when she was still in Grade school. In the evenings, they would sometimes wave each other goodnight. They were mar- ried July 17, 1949, at the Plainview Mennonite Church, with the reception in the evening in Mother’s parental home.  They lived in several places before moving to the small farm west of Verden, and shortly after their marriage, Mom was a cook at Sandlin School.  God blessed their home with two sons. Around 1959 or 1960, Mom and Dad both dreamed very vivid dreams the same night. Al- though the dreams differed slightly, the message was essentially the same. As time passed, God led them to sponsor several chil- dren and eventually adopt their three daughters. In retrospect, they realized the import of the dreams had been fulfilled.  Dad and Mom enjoyed life on the small farm west of Verden. Mom was a homemaker, and in their younger years, she had a huge garden and canned a lot of food for her family. They built several barns for chickens and kept a couple of thousand laying hens selling eggs to many small stores in the surrounding area. Mom spent a lot of time taking care of this business. Eventually, they put in a dairy, and she worked hard to make it a success. Dad was a carpenter almost all his life; our Mother packed many lunches.  She had a great heart and was a caring “mother” to many in her younger years. Having other children in her home was quite common. She was “adopted” by an Indian family, and some of their children spent many days in Mom and Dad’s home.  As Dad’s health began to fail, Mom started working as a house- keeper and became close friends with many of her clients. She was a housekeeper for the USAO college presidents’ home for 30 years.  Dad and Mom traveled twice to Nicaragua to visit children stationed there as missionaries.  Our parents left the farm and moved to Chickasha in October 2009. Mom loved having her family over. Children, grandchil- dren, and great-grandchildren were always welcome. Meals together as a family were a particular delight. She loved to set a beautiful table and always wanted to use fine dishes and cutlery. No paper and plasticware for her! She loved dishes. Her center- pieces were often things she gathered from the yard.  On August 19, 2014, God called Dad home. Mom was lonely, but she determined not to withdraw herself from social set- tings. She loved flowers and spent a lot of time with potted house plants and had a beautiful flower garden in her yard. Mom honestly had a green thumb.  In February, Mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She ac- cepted the diagnosis and elected to have surgery. Her surgery was on March 17, 2022. Unfortunately, the Doctor could not remove all of the tumor. She recovered from the surgery but never regained her ability to speak clearly. Her speech worsened as cancer continued to spread. This inability to express herself was very frustrating to her. Her condition steadily grew worse, and she required constant companionship.  Reading in the Bible was dear to her. After the onset of her illness, she often expressed disappointment that she had lost the ability to read and understand. Nevertheless, she enjoyed the Bible being read aloud to her, and always voiced her thanks when we prayed with her. She was concerned with being ready to meet God.  At the beginning of her illness, she spoke several times of the patriarch Jacob, who gathered his feet into his bed and passed away. This, she said, is how she wanted to die. The morning of the day she passed away, the family gathered around her bed and prayed, committing her to God and asking God to take her home. She died the day after she lost her ability to walk and would have been bedfast from that day forward. We believe God answered her desire and our prayer.  She leaves us sorrowing but happy that she is no longer suffer- ing, and though we cry, we know she has shown us the way home.  She is survived by: 2 sons, Steve and wife Anita and Phillip and wife Tamara; 3 daughters: Soonie and husband Allen Unruh, Shilly and husband DeVern Schmidt, and Janifer and husband Douglas Unruh; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild, sister Winnie Smith, and brother Willis Smith  She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse, parents, one brother, one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, and one great- grandchild. James "Jim" DeWayne White ...  James “Jim” DeWayne White was born December 4, 1946, in Anadarko, Oklahoma to John Joseph and Doris, (Clark) White. Jim passed away June 21, 2022, in Anadarko, Oklahoma at the age of 75.  Memorial Service: 10:0 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022 First Baptist Church, Anadarko, OK Under the direction of Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK   Jim grew up in the Anadarko area. He graduated from Anadarko High School and got his certificate to teach school and graduated from University of Oklahoma with a Master’s degree.  He met and married the love of his life Lenna Miller. They mar- ried December 20, 1969, in Odell, TX. They had two wonderful daughters Jennifer and Jordan.  Jim was drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He taught Junior High School and was a coach at Anadarko school and then later taught chemistry and physics at Chickasha High School. In between teaching careers, he retired from Lucent Technology.  He was very active in the Anadarko First Baptist Church. Jim loved spending time with his daughters’ families and especially the grand and great grands.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris and brothers, Al and Bob White.  He is survived by his wife Lenna of the home; daughters, Jen- nifer and husband Greg Mitchell of Chouteau, OK; Jordan and husband Johnny Adams, Allen, TX; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grand- children; sisters, Sue Williams and Letrice Sneed; sister-in-laws, Wilda White, Vicki and husband Jerry Flynn, Candy and husband Glenn Wright.  He was loved by a host of family and friend. Kendall Keith Kaulay ...  Kendall (Bah-osh) Kaulay was born on November 10, 1966, to the late James Lee Kaulay of Carnegie and late Rosharon Archilta of Anadarko. Kendall of Anadarko, gained his heavenly body peacefully early Sunday morning, June 19, 2022, after an exten- sive battle with his health. He was 56.  Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 24, 2022, Indian Capi- tal Baptist Church, Anadarko, OK. Interment followed at Cache Creek KCA Cemetery, Apache, OK. Under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home-Anadarko, OK  Kendall Keith Kaulay grew up enjoyably at 108 W. Kansas Street with his great-grandparents Jonas Tutstsisah and Etheline Kadayso Tutstsisah. He was a member of the O-Ho-Mah Lodge. He’s a descendant of the Kiowa-Apache Tribes.  Kendall loved life, enjoyed laughter and telling comical stories to make people laugh. He never met a stranger and always gave generously to all. He will be truly missed by those who called him Brother, Uncle, Grandpa, Nephew, Cuzz and friend. Gevena May (Jones) Fredricks ...  Geneva May (Jones) Fredricks was born October 12, 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to James Eli and Irene Katherine Jones. She went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family on June 23, 2022, at her family home in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 77.  Geneva met her husband Dennis in 1967, at the Baptist Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma and were married May 31, 1969, at the First Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. They raised two children together, Dennis Jr. and Katherine.  Geneva worked for many years at the Willows Intermediate School as an instructional aid and front office secretary. Geneva retired in 2009, where she was working in accounts payable for the Natomas School District.  In 2017, Dennis retired and they moved to Chickasha to be clos- er to their children. Geneva enjoyed singing, family camping trips and vacation time when her children were young. Geneva also enjoyed teaching the book of Revelation to her Sunday school class, playing cards with friends, attending “The Last Supper” each month with longtime college friends and watching science fiction movies. Geneva was the best mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Irene Jones and brother Clarence Jones.  Geneva is survived by her husbands, Dennis Fredricks of Chicka- sha, OK; son Dennis Fredricks Jr. of Cedar Lake, OK; daughter Katherine Weaver and husband Scott of Chickasha, OK; 7 grand- children; 14 great-grandchildren with number 15 arriving soon; she loved her great-grandchildren more than anything. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18