Obituaries

Robert Gordon Mascho

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Robert Gordon Mascho, long-time Chandler, Oklahoma, resident was born March 14, 1937, in Chandler, Oklahoma. He departed this life on February 16, 2021, at his home in Chandler at the age of 83 years.

Henry Proctor “Hank” Land, Jr.

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Henry Proctor “Hank” Land, Jr., 79 of Shawnee, Okla., originally of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Norman Regional Hospital.

Donald Arthur Goodnight

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Donald Arthur “Chub” Goodnight was born August 11, 1943 in Chandler to Arthur ‘Art’ William and Beulah Emaline (Campion) Goodnight. He passed away February 20, 2021 in Oklahoma City at the age of 77.

Eloise Imel Conley (1925 - 2021)

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Eloise began her wonderful life on December 17, 1925 in Stroud, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Kenneth Chester Imel and Pearl May (Roberson) Imel. Living in a small country town of 1,500 and working on the extended family farms taught her about community, shared responsibilities, hard work and most of all caring for family. The Stroud experience shaped her view of life. She lived to help her family and make life a better place for all. Eloise had a quiet, independent style, working behind the scenes to accomplish whatever was needed without looking for recognition.

Phyllis Ann Russell

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Phyllis Ann Russell was born to John Bri an and Murel (Hale) Gray on April 2, 1945, in Parkland, Okla. She died Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Meeker at the age of 75 years.

Robert Mascho

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Robert Mascho died at his home in Chandler on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Services are pending under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler. A full obituary will be published in next week’s edition.

Kristen Rachelle (Harris) Rusk

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Kristen Rachelle (Harris) Rusk of Meeker, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 40. Kristen was born on August 28, 1980 in Shawnee. She was the daughter of the late Cheyenne Harris and Cynthia “Cindy” Ann (Troutman) Peterson. She attended Prague Public Schools, before moving to Shawnee Public Schools. She was a 1999 graduate of Shawnee High School. Following high school, Kristen attended Seminole State College and then graduated from East Central University in Ada, with her bachelor’s degree in education. Following her time in college Kristen began her 14-year teaching career with Chandler Public Schools. She taught third grade and fourth grade at Park Road Elementary. She had a great passion for teaching and touched many young lives throughout her career.

Katherine J. Stracener

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Katherine J. Stracener, 83, of Choctaw passed away on Feb. 3, 2021 in Edmond. Services were held Saturday at Countryside Baptist Church, with Brother Heath Buster presiding over the services. Interment was at Dale Cemetery, Shawnee, Okla. Services are entrusted to Asa Smith Funeral Service, Harrah.

John William Humphrey

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John William Humphrey was born March 4, 1937, in Luther, Okla. He died Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Oklahoma City at the age of 83 years.