Claremore Daily Progress


January 2, 2014

Jake Froman


Graveside services for Jake Froman were held today at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Jake passed away on his birthday, Wednesday, January 01, 2014.  He was 77.
Born January 1, 1937 in Claremore, Oklahoma to William and Julia (Horner) Froman, Jake received his education from Tiawah schools.  
Following his schooling, Jake worked for a time in Davenport, Iowa washing windows in the city’s high rise buildings.  He returned home when his father’s health began to fail. 
On March 15, 1964 Jake married Linda Moody and this union was blessed with 2 children. 
Jake’s brother Bob needed someone to help run the gas station on the east side of Claremore and Jake took the position.  
He enjoyed his customers and all the ladies in town new they could count on Jake to make sure their car was well cared for.  
His caring nature was often seen in the way he would see a need and just take care of it for people that couldn’t do it themselves.  Jake was known for his impeccable ability to lay tile and worked for Industrial Tile for many years.  
He also owned his own business and was quite successful at his trade. 
Jake’s passion was working on his land and in 1987 he began raising cattle.  You might say his hobby was taking care of his farm; this was a joint effort with his son Lance.  
Lately his grandson Chance has stepped in and is helping his dad.   
He so enjoyed being outside in the fresh air and making sure his property was well kept.  He would start the morning by saying “Let’s get it” which was Jake’s way of letting you know it was time to start working.  
Each spring was spent making ready his bountiful garden that provided many friends with fresh produce.  Another one of Jake’s hobbies was refinish furniture. 

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    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.
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    April 4, 2014