JAMIE M. WHITE

A traditional Omaha Indian Burial Service for Jamie M. White, 48, Geary resident will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Multi-Purpose Center in Watonga, officiated by family members.  Burial will conclude in the Lumpmouth Family Cemetery west of Geary, Oklahoma under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

An all-night wake service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 in the Multi-Purpose Center.

Jamie Marie White was born November 20, 1966 to Clarence Ansley White and Marietta (Sleeper) White in Winnebago, Nebraska and passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jamie was raised in Omaha, Nebraska and in the Geary, Oklahoma area.  She continued her education at the Canadian Valley Vo-Tech in El Reno, Oklahoma.  She received her certificate and worked as a phlebotomist at the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City until failing health forced her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Larry Jones.

She was a member of the Chief Cornerstone Church in Geary.  She was proud of her Omaha and Cheyenne/Arapaho Indian heritage and enjoyed all Native American activities.  She loved to go to pow wows where she would sing with the drum and "49."  She loved to cook and bake.  In 1985, she was the Omaha Labor Day Princess in Dodge Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

She is survived by her sister, Lydia West and husband William of Geary and a brother, Clarence White, Jr. of Geary; a niece and nephews, Laura Jones of Clinton, Oklahoma, Autumn Eneremadu of Norman, Oklahoma and Charles Jones of Geary; three grandchildren, Joslyn Jones, Seneca Jones and Marietta Jones.

 


 

 LETHA DUPREE

A chapel service for Letha Dupree, 92, Custer County resident, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dale Nease.  Burial will conclude at the Butler Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.


Letha Elgbry (Roper) Dupree was born August 17, 1922 to Yewell Washington Roper and Mattie Lena (Odell) Roper in Martha, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Methodist Heath Care Center in Clinton, Oklahoma.

Letha was raised in Martha, Oklahoma until she finished her 4th grade and then moved to Butler with her family.  She continued her schooling in Butler.  She married Isaac Anderson "I.A." Dupree on December 13, 1939 in Butler, Oklahoma.  They made their new home on the Byfield farm that joined Mr. Dupree's family property north of Butler.  They moved to California for a short time and in 1950 the Duprees moved back to the family farm in Butler.  Mr. Dupree traveled with his job and they made their homes all over Oklahoma but settled in Clinton in 1992.    Mr. Dupree preceded her in death on December 25, 1996.  She had continued to live in Clinton until the present.

She was a member of the Custer Avenue Baptist Church and had taught Sunday School and Bible School Class for over 50 years.  She enjoyed cooking, quilting and needle work and was a member of the Antioch Sewing Club.  She had a passion for art and enjoyed painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nelta Fern Evans and a son, James Dupree; five brothers, Vaundle, Elvin, Jay T., A.W. and Ludon Roper and two sisters, Oneeda Glasscock and Artie Fay Smith.

She is survived by a son, Darrell Dupree and his wife Marva of Butler; daughter-in-law, Janice Dupree of Clinton and son-in-law, Stanley Evans of Lahoma, Oklahoma; sister, Nada Baker of Butler and a brother, Vernon Roper of Foss Lake Estates.

She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may do so to the Western Oklahoma Hospice or the Butler Baptist Church.

 

 


 

LEON HARPER

A funeral service for Leon Harper, well known, retired Oklahoma Highway Patrolman and Custer County resident will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 20, 2015 in the Church of Christ at 2601 Custer Ave., Clinton, officiated by Pat Peters and Oklahoma Highway Patrol representatives.  Burial will conclude in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Leon Harper was born December 21, 1948 to George and Edna (Hise) Harper in Antlers, Oklahoma and passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Leon was raised in Colony, Oklahoma and graduated from Colony School in 1967.  He was drafted in the United Stated Army that same year.  He served in the Vietnam War and received four bronze stars.  He received his honorable discharge and returned to Colony.  He married Blanca Estella Ramos on October 29, 1970 in Vernon, Texas.  They made their home in Colony and he was employed as a Weatherford police officer.  He was accepted to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy in 1973 and spent a period of time working at the Governor's mansion before attending the 32nd Patrol Academy, graduating in June of 1974 in Oklahoma City.  He was assigned to Troop H in Clinton.  He later transferred to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division and completed his career working in the Motor Carrier Safety Division, retiring in 2006.  During his career, he was one of the original members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Tactical Team in its inception in 1976.  He had done private consulting for several trucking companies and most recently had worked for C.P. Well Testing until the present.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Melvin Harper.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Estella, of the home; two daughters, Christina Wright and husband, Chad, of Kentucky and Amanda Flores and husband, Bobby, of Wooster, Ohio; three sisters, Sue Kidd, of Hydro, Wanda Smith, of Carnegie and Mary Adams and husband, Steve, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and a brother, Wendell Harper and wife, Maria, of Weatherford, Oklahoma.

He is also survived by three grandchildren: Noel Harper, Bobby Joe Flores, Jr. and Harper Flores.