OBIT: Larry Rourke

Larry Rourke was born on July 15, 1947 to Dewey and Lois Rourke in Kirksville, Missouri.  He passed gently from this life in the early morning hours of July 26, 2017 after suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s.  Larry is survived by the love of his life, Donna, who he married January 19, 1969.  Also…

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Science academy to take the place of PE building

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications A bittersweet day has come to Mustang Public Schools. The oldest building left on the campus, the original gym from the 1940s, will be razed to make way for a state-of-the art science academy to provide opportunities for students in the higher-level sciences and STEM courses. Saying goodbye to something…

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Remembering… Kind of Heart

By Molly Lemmons, Mustang resident and former Mustang News columnist “This seems like a perfect, gentle place to live and raise children, doesn’t it?”  I was speaking to my husband as we drove through the little town of Mustang, Oklahoma in the fall of 1963. Indeed, my expression of that thought panned out to be…

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OBIT: Donna Jean Gilland

Donna Jean Gilland, age 66, passed from this earth to be with her Father in heaven, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  She was born in Great Bend, KS to Darwin and Betty Downing Adams on January 13, 1951.  Donna lived and graduated high school in Ulysses, KS in 1969.  She attended Dodge City Community College,…

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OBIT: Kenneth (Butch) Dale Prehara

Kenneth (Butch) Dale Prehara, of Mustang, OK, passed away while riding with some of his best friends on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Taos, New Mexico. He was 55. Butch was raised in Mustang where he attended school and graduated in 1980. In the same year, Butch married LaDonna Sanders, and together they had two…

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OBIT: Ole Powell

Ole was born on March 16, 1938 in McComb, Mississippi where he was raised, the second child of Felix and Ruby (Langenstein) Powell.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, a daughter Cynthia Lynn Powell, his father, mother, sister Anna Louise, and brother Felix Raymond, Jr.  After graduating from high school in 1956,…

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OBIT: Edna Eudene (Dene) Bolsinger

Edna Eudene (Dene) Bolsinger September 2, 1925 – July 21, 2017 Preceded in death by husband Harry M. Bolsinger, parents Fred and Alice Norris, six brothers and two sisters. She is survived by one sister; Ruth Freeman of Altus, OK; three daughters; Harriet Freetly  and Carolyn Dudley both of Mulvane, KS; Sandra Langlois  (husband David…

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OBIT: Nathalie (Nelson, Hobbs) Johnson

Nathalie (Nelson, Hobbs) Johnson was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Anadarko, the daughter of Woody and Eunice Nelson. She left this earth to be with her Lord on July 23, 2017, in El Reno. In 1998, she and her late husband, Bill, moved from Anadarko to Yukon. Nathalie enjoyed the Yukon Senior Citizens Center, visiting…

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Obituary: Lynda Dianne (Lowe) Brand

Lynda Dianne (Lowe) Brand of Mustang passed away at her home on July 18, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior.  She was preceded in death by her father Jim Lowe.  She is survived by her mother Margaret Lowe of Yukon, OK, her husband L.B. “Pete” Brand and her brother Lyle Lowe and his…

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Mary Marjean Mitchell

Mary Marjean Mitchell of Mustang departed this world peacefully on May 22nd, 2017. She is finally “Together Again” in Heaven with her husband Mitch. Marjean was born on June 30th, 1930 to J. Cline and Cora House and was raised in Bethany where she graduated in 1948. Mitch and Marjean were married in 1949 and…

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