Cliff Corbin, a Cordell resident, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the age of 63. Funeral Services for Cliff Corbin will be held 2:00p.m, Monday, December 9, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Cordell, OK followed by a burial in the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, OK. Funeral Services are under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home in Cordell, OK.
RUTH ANN COLLINS
Funeral Services for Ruth Ann Collins, 83, lifelong Butler area resident was held 2:00pm on Monday, December 2, 2013 in the Butler Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Mike Holman and burial will conclude in the Butler Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Ruth Ann (Burgess) Collins was born November 19, 1930 to Earl and Anna Sophia (Schultz) Burgess in Butler, OK and passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in her Butler home.
Mrs. Collins was raised in Butler and graduated from Butler High School in 1948. She was soon married to Floyd Gene Collins May 28, 1949 in Wheeler, TX. They made their home in the Butler area where they have farmed together for many years. They have also done custom wheat harvesting; she made the meals and kept the crews fed.
She is a member of the Butler Baptist Church and enjoying crocheting and being grandmother to all.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Gary, two great-grandchildren, John Patrick Collins and Addison Grace Willis, three brothers, Carrol Burgess, Tom Burgess and John Burgess, four sisters, Bernice, Wilhite, Lucille Mackie Eula Mae Bailey and Alice Clayton.
She is survived by 12 plus grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may do so to the Butler Fire Department.
LILA MAE LADD
A Chapel Service for Lila Mae Ladd, 88, longtime taxi service for the Clinton area, will be held 2:00p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, services will be officiated and burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Lila Mae (Hicks) Ladd was born August 15, 1925 to Andrew W. "Brit" and Mamie Frances (Kingsborough) Hicks in Cauthron Township, Logan County Arkansas and passed away Friday, November 25, 2013 in the Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton, OK.
She was raised in Arkansas and attended her schooling there. She was married to Augusta Tom Ladd, Jr. on September 16, 1942 in Boonville, AR. She moved to Clinton and waitressed for many years at Ralph's Truck Stop. She along with her husband owned and operated the Hub City Taxi Service. She considered that her main purpose in life was to taking care of her family. She was also dedicated to her work with the Hub City Taxi Company.
She loved the people she met through the years and made many lifelong friendships. She loved the outdoor sand working in her garden. She enjoyed canning fresh peaches. She liked to fish, play Yahtzee and collecting rocks.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Ladd, Jr., her parents, and brothers, James E. Hicks and his wife, Dorothy, Dale Hicks and his wife, Glenna, and Hobert Hicks was well as special sisters-in-law, Rena Williams, Nana Weeks and Pauline HIcks and her mother and father-in-law, Tom and Lola Ladd.
She is survived by her children, Sharron Ladd, Tommy L. Ladd, Charles Ladd, Carla Ladd Suitor and her companion Robert C. Hicks, of Booneville, AR, sister, Margie Hicks Waggoner, of Little Rock, AR, sisters-in-law, Betty Hicks, Booneville, AR, Jean Hopkins and husband, Dewayne of Magazine, AR and Jaqueline Ladd, of New Mexico.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Frances Shoemaker and companion Raymie Payne, Foyil, OK, Lee Harmon and his wife Christi, Batesville, AR, Tommy Ladd II, of Clinton,OK ; Bobby Suitor, II and his wife, Rhonda, of Texas, Micaela Suitor and fiance, Joel Marquez, Arapaho, OK, and Michelle Willett Soverns of Pennsylvania, great-grandchildren, Brandy Parkhill and husband, Joey, of Tulsa, OK, Kristine Godsey, Oolagha, OK, Shannon Godsey and wife, Amanda and Dakota Shoemaker, all of Foyil, OK, Peyton and Joseph Suitor, Kayleigh and Bobeigh K. Suitor, Ashley and William Baxter, all of Texas, Courtney Buquet, Katie Brant and Madison Soverns, all of Pennsylvania.
MILTON ANDREW SCHMIDT
Milton Andrew Schmidt was born September 30, 1938 to Andrew and Anna (Martin) Schmidt and passed away at age 75 on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Schowalter Villa Nursing Home in Hesston, Kansas.
Milton grew up on a farm southwest of Corn, Oklahoma. He went to a small country school, and yes, he did walk uphill both ways. He later attended Corn Bible Academy, but graduated from Washita Heights. He attributes his switch to Washita Heights to all of the one legged A's that he received at CBA.
One evening while dragging the streets of Corn with one of his friends, he spotted a cute girl walking home from Wednesday night church service and decided to give her a ride home. A romance grew and Delores and Milton were married March 24, 1961. They were blessed with two children: Connie Marcene who was born October 28, 1962, and Roger LeWayne born on November 28, 1964. With farming, milk delivery and driving truck all over the country, and two rambunctious kids, there was never a dull moment in the Schmidt household. They lived in Weatherford, Oklahoma City, and Corn, Oklahoma and lastly in Garden City, Kansas. After a minor stroke while driving truck, Milton decided it was time to retire October 2008.
Militon made a decision to follow the Lord at a very young age. He attended church at Mennonite churches in Corn, Cordell, Bethany and Garden City. Milton helped in many different capacities at church as well as at Corn Bible Academy activities when his children, Roger and Connie, were attending. He was always interested in and enjoyed teasing any of their friends who happened along his path.
Milton is survived by his wife Delores Schmidt of Hesston, Kansas; one daughter Connie Estep of Moundridge, Kansas; Roger Schmidt and his wife Susan of Spokane, Washington; five grandchildren, Ashley Bennett and her husband Colin of Spokane, Washington; Whittney Graham and her husband Jason of Pullman, Washington; Tyler Schmidt of Spokane, Washington; Chelsea Estep of Rochester, New York; and Morgan Estep of Moundridge, Kansas; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Noah and Clara Bennett and Nikolette and Felicity Graham and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roland Schmidt, and his two sisters Verna and Elsie.
Funeral Service will be Friday, November 29, 2013 with graveside service to follow. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Oklahoma. Memorials can be made to Schowalter Villa, 200 W Cedar, Hesston, KS 67062 for continued care of Delores Schmidt.