Obituaries

Ruth Meradith DeSilver

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Ruth Louise Meradith was born July 22, 1933 to Paul and Justine Coyle Meradith in Taylor Ridge, IL., a small town only six miles from the Mississippi River. She moved at an early age with her parents to other cities in Illinois as her father was a Methodist minister who served churches in many places in Central Illinois.

William Joseph “Bill” Jarvis

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William Joseph “Bill” Jarvis, Chandler, Oklahoma, resident was born June 30, 1935, at St. Mary’s Infirmary in McAlester, Oklahoma. He departed this life on November 17, 2020, in Chandler, at the age of 85 years.

Michael Kent Smith

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Michael Kent Smith was born July 25, 1967, in Chandler and died Monday, November 16, 2020. He was 53 years old.

Evelyn Billie James

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Evelyn Billie James of Meeker was born May 11, 1947, in Grover, Colo. She died Saturday, November 14, 2020, in Shawnee, Okla., at the age of 73 years.

Paul Gordon Goodmon

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Paul Gordon Goodmon was born February 02, 1938 in Keytesville, Mo. He departed this life on November 08, 2020 at the Baptist Hospital in OKC. Paul was the son of James Bernard Goodmon, Leila Kathryn (Pemberton, Goodmon) Gottschalk and stepfather Robert Gottschalk. He married Imogene Goodmon on May 27, 1982. He was the oldest of 3 children.

Sam Franklin McGraw

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Sam Franklin McGraw was born November 30, 1938, in Chandler. He died Sunday, November 8, 2020, in Chandler at the age of 81 years.

Ruthann Kluender

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Ruthann Kluender of Chandler was born June 26, 1944, in Omaha, Neb. She died November 11, 2020 in Stillwater, Okla., at the age of 76 years.

Darlene Elnora Earp

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Darlene Elnora (Miller) Earp was born March 4, 1933, in Chandler and died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at her home. She was 87 years old.

John Darrell Newnam Sr.

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John Darrell Newnam Sr. was born August 31, 1944, and died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the age of 76 years.

James Dale Morningstar

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James Dale Morningstar, age 74, of Wylie, Texas, passed away November 7, 2020 in Carrollton, Texas. Jim was born July 3, 1946 in Mancelona, Mich., to William and Bernice Morningstar. He resided in Chandler, Okla., until moving to Wylie in 2019. Jim was previously Pastor of Pioneer Baptist Church. He married Judy Hoover April 4, 1969.