Obituaries

Donald Lee “Don” Young

Donald Lee “Don” Young, age 88, died peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Mustang on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born September 15, 1928 in Oklahoma City to Charlie and Alice (Jensen) Young. Don grew up in the Mustang Community and was a 1946 graduate of Mustang High School.…

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Obituary: Patricia Louise (Kalka) Cummings

Patricia Louise (Kalka) Cummings, age 81, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born June 19, 1935 in White Deer, TX to Edward and Rose (Kotara) Kalka. She graduated from White Deer High School and married her love of 47 years Kenneth Cummings in 1953 and together they moved to Greenville, Mississippi where Kenneth was…

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Jill Vaught remembered

Jill Vaught, 34, was a Mustang native, a life-changing teacher, and a fierce friend to many. She was bitten by the teaching bug early and followed the footsteps of her mother, Carol Vaught, who is a retired teacher. Carol Vaught said her daughter was a “shining light” and a “touchstone” to students. “That’s how she…

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Vencent A. “VA” Holmes

Vencent A. “VA” Holmes, age 80 died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 in the Claremore Veterans Center, Claremore, Oklahoma. He was born July 3, 1936 in Fittstown, OK to Benton A. and Sadie A. (Ashbrook) Holmes. Services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 in the Chapel of The Good…

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Deloris Faye Lassley

Deloris Faye Lassley, age 75, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 after a short illness. She was born May 12, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Henry and Thelma (Johnson) Unger. Deloris grew up in Oklahoma City and moved to Mustang as a teenager where she attended Mustang High School. After marriage, she lived in Duncan,…

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Martha L. Brooks

Martha L. Brooks, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Martha was born Sept. 15, 1943, in Rogers, Arkansas, to Don W. Stilwell and Ita (Nealy) Stilwell. A memorial service was held Jan. 18, at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church with burial at the Benton County Memorial Gardens in Rogers, Arkansas, on Thursday, Jan.…

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Lila Irene Farmer

Lila Irene Farmer, age 89, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2017.  She was born Jan. 19, 1927 at Perry, Oklahoma to Earl C. and Bessie G. (Testermen) Hopkins. Services were Jan. 11 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang, with interment following at Grace Hill Cemetery,…

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Ruth L. Sellers

Ruth L. Sellers, age 84, died Friday Jan. 6, 2017 at her home in Mustang. She was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Marlow, to Leonard W. and Opal Mae (Rhodes) Roach. She grew up in Bray, Oklahoma and was a graduate of Bray High School. After marriage the family followed work in the Oklahoma Oil…

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Virginia Ruth (Coleman) Heard

Virginia Ruth (Coleman) Heard, age 79, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. She was born Dec. 2, 1937 in Osceola, Arkansas to Silas and Joanna (Burchett) Coleman.  She spent most of her life in Arkansas, but moved to Oklahoma to be near her daughters in the 1980s.  She worked in the food service industry and as…

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Larry David Rusher

Larry David Rusher, age 65, passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2017. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Feb. 16, 1951 to Elmer R. and Imogean (Tapley) Rusher. In 1969 he graduated from Classen High School, married his high school sweetheart Debbie (Way) and joined the United States Marine Corps (69-73). After serving in the…

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