Claremore Daily Progress


January 25, 2014

Daisy Irene Coulson


Daisy Irene Coulson passed peacefully in the early morning of Jan. 17, 2014. 
Her grandson Phillip, his wife Shantana and children Josie and Mia were at her side. Funeral services were held at North Park Trinity Baptist Church on January 18th, 2014 along with her husband, V.E. “Eddie” Morefield, who passed away January 7th, 2014, under the direction of Floral Haven. Memorials may be made in Daisy’s name to the Alliance for Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation c/o Gail Jackson, PO Box 1092, Claremore, OK 74018. Internment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark.
Daisy was born in Leslie, Arkansas to Linville and Ruth Coulson. In 1942 she received her teaching degree and taught grades 1-12 near Marshall, Ark. at Big Flatt, Cozy Home, and Cold Water AR in one room schools, winning recognition for her outstanding teaching skills. She received her nursing degree from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. in 1946. 
She also received a scholarship to John Brown University but, as the sole provider for her two young children, she was unable to enjoy this educational opportunity. 
Moving to Tulsa, Okla. in 1951, she bought and managed rental properties while operating boarding houses. She also volunteered at the John 3:16 Mission where she met and married Eddie Morefield in 1955. In 1964 they moved to Gentry, AR where they owned and operated the largest dog kennel in Northwest Arkansas and Eddie’s Auto Repair. Daisy was President of Gentry’s Garden Club, elected in 1996 until their move to Catoosa, Okla. in  2002 and then to Claremore, OK in February, 2003. She joined Eddie at Wood Manor Nursing Home Dec. 31, 2009, where she remained until her death.
Daisy’s was also preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Blankenship-Coulson-Speer and father, Linville Daniel Coulson, and three brothers, Clifton, Paul and Perry Coulson. She is is survived by her sister, Maudie Jech of Gentry, Ark. and brother, Bobby Coulson of Carrolton, Texas; her daughter, Mary Frances Allen and husband Bill Allen of Claremore; step-son Billy Coulson and his wife Nita of Owasso, OK; grandsons David McMahan and wife Ruby of Plano, Texas; Phillip Allen and wife Shantana of Jenks, OK and ten great-grandchildren: Tyler, Elisha, Trey, Edie, Amelia, David, Joseph, Mia, Josie and Colten.

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  • Lois Whorton

    Services for Lois Whorton will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel; burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15, from 1-8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 5-8 p.m.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jean Noreen Young

    Jean Noreen Young was born in 1938 in Defiance County, Ohio.
    She is the daughter of Fred and Ida Cook Birchmeier. She spent her early life traveling, as her dad worked on the pipeline construction projects. She was in the 4th grade when her family bought a farm in Emporia, Kan.

    April 15, 2014

  • Kenneth Wayne DeLozier, Sr.

    A celebration of the life of Kenneth Wayne DeLozier, Sr., will be 10 a.m., Wed., April 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be Monday from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home.

    April 12, 2014

  • Betty Whitfield

    Graveside service for Betty Whitfield will be 2:00p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Bro. Sam Nichols will officiate.  Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, from 4—6.  Betty passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 84.

    April 12, 2014

  • James “Jimmy” Doolittle

    Memorial service  for James “Jimmy”  Doolittle will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Chelsea High School Gymnasium.

    April 11, 2014

  • Johnny G. McClure

    Graveside service for Johnny G. McClure will be 10:30a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Chelsea Cemetery, under the direction of Chelsea Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m.  Johnny passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the age of 71.

    April 11, 2014

  • George Daniels

    A celebration of the life of George Daniels will be today, at 2 p.m., at Rehoboth Baptist Church.

    April 9, 2014

  • Marion “Buddy” Robertson, Sr.

    A mass of Christian burial for Marion “Buddy” Robertson, Sr. will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Paul Eichoff officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.  Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 with a wake and prayer vigil at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.   Family will receive visitors at the conclusion of the prayer service.

    April 4, 2014

  • Mary Nell Gray

    Memorial service for Mary Nell Gray (Gilbert-Overstreet) will be 1 p.m., Fri., April 4, at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Lonnie Sanders officiating.

    April 4, 2014

  • Donald Gene Dennis

    Memorial service for Donald Gene Dennis will be 11 a.m., Sat., April 5, at Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
    Don passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home at the age of 78.

    April 4, 2014