Claremore Daily Progress

Obituaries

January 30, 2008

Ruth Margaret McKerrow

Ruth Margaret McKerrow, 92, died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Ruth was born on June 25, 1915, in Dawn, Mo., the fourth daughter of Elmer E. and Mary Annie Perry, and was a lifelong resident of Livingston Co., Mo. On Sept. 4, 1938, she was united in marriage to Gail McKerrow in Mayfield, Ky., and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage together. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1997.

Ruth was a graduate of Dawn High School, Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman State University), and Chillicothe Business College. Besides farming in the Dawn community, she and her husband owned several motels, including the Best Western of Chillicothe. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and secretary of her Philathea Sunday School Class. She was a true role model for those who wished to live with love in their hearts, and she received love in return from those whose lives she touched.

In addition to her husband, Gail, Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Esther Steele and Ethel Perry, and her daughter-in-law, Carol McKerrow.

Ruth is lovely remembered by her son, Joe McKerrow of Claremore; her daughters, Margaret Dyer and husband Bob of Eureka, Nev.., and Jane Dunn and husband Brian of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; her sister, Grace VanEaton, of Chillicothe, Mo.; her grandchildren, Andy McKerrow of Claremore, Rob Dyer of Lafayette, Calif., Renee, Tiffany and Todd Dyer of Reno, Nev., Megan Dunn of Kansas City, Mo. and Nick Dunn of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and great-granddaughter, Alex McKerrow, of Oologah. She is also survived by three step-grandchildren, Dena Harl, George Harl, and Matt Harl, all of Claremore, eight step-great grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren, and by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who shared in her abundant love. Her arms could spread very wide to embrace her family, a group that went well beyond those directly related to her.

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Obituaries
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    Funeral service for Jonathan Ashford “J.J.” Sluka will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, at River of Life Assembly of God with Pastor Rodney Wilborn officiating. Burial with military honors by the U.S. Army will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends from 5-8 p.m.

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  • Doris Ann Chafin

    Funeral service for Doris Ann Chafin will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 18, at Verdigris Assembly of God with Brother Harold Brannon officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Visitation will be held Thursday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 5-7 p.m.

    July 18, 2014

  • Patricia (Pat) D. Nickerson

    Graveside service for Patricia (Pat) D. Nickerson will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens in Claremore. Pallbearers will be Roy Rollins, Rob Rollins, Ron Rollins, Wayne Allen, Kelsey Wells, Angela Nowlin, Amber Holinsworth, and Maegan Gardner; and honorary pallbearer will be Rev. Joey Bentley. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 1-8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • Jewel S. Starr

    Funeral service for Jewel S. Starr will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 18, at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Simpson and Chaplain Bishop Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Wann Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 6-8 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • Mildred Warden

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    She operated one of Claremore’s first daycare for children. She died Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 86.

    July 15, 2014

  • Johnny Lee Fivecoats

     Services celebrating the life of Johnny Lee Fivecoats will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Claremore.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1-8pm on Tuesday, July 15, with family receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m.

    July 15, 2014

  • Jasper Leroy Ham

    Services for Jasper Leroy Ham will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel; burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday, July 14 from 1-8 p.m.

    July 14, 2014

  • Austin Dermott “Derm” Cloud

    A celebration of life service with full military honors for Austin Dermott “Derm” Cloud will be 2 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be today from 1-5 at the funeral home. Derm passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was 88.

    July 13, 2014

  • Charles Edward “Chuck” Griffin

    Memorial service for Charles Edward “Chuck” Griffin will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 14, at Eden Mennonite Church, Inola. Military honors will be presented by the U.S. Marine Corps.

    July 13, 2014

  • Eva Olive Hornbaker

    Private family services for Eva Olive Hornbaker will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Eva passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was 85.

    July 13, 2014