Claremore Daily Progress


  • Vivian Marie “Yahntquese” Whitetree Ward

    The angels appeared Sunday, March 2, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston to take Vivian Marie “Yahntquese” Whitetree Ward after a courageous fight with illness to be with the Lord. Vivian was born Sept. 24, 1944 at the Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Okla. to Ernest and Mary Whitetree. She grew up near Grove, Oklahoma and attended school at Turkey Ford. After many struggles in life, she earned her GED then earned a BA in Sociology. She was a proud member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe in Oklahoma where her father once served as chief.

    March 5, 2014

  • Jess C. Stonebarger

    A celebration of the life of Jess C. Stonebarger will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-7 at the funeral home with family receiving visitors from 5-7.  Burial will follow at Oakhaven Cemetery.  Jess passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.  He was 87.  

    March 3, 2014

  • Bonnie G. Tyler

    A celebration of life for Bonnie G. Tyler will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Christ Church, Grove, OK.  Burial will follow the service at Glen Abby Cemetery, Miami. Bonnie passed away Friday, February 28, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  She was 96 years old.

    March 3, 2014

  • Buford Thomas Dorsey

    A celebration of the life of Buford Thomas Dorsey will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Verdigris Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at the funeral home from 2-7 with family receiving visitors from 5-7 p.m.

    February 19, 2014

  • Adalade A. Wilson

    Services celebrating the life of Adalade A. Wilson will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, Claremore; burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 1-8 p.m.

    February 18, 2014

  • Hilda Jean Lively

    Funeral service for Hilda Jean Lively will be 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Keely officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 5-7 p.m.

    February 13, 2014

  • Burney Grover Sixkiller

    Burney Grover Sixkiller, 42, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Feb. 7, 2014 in Cox Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

    February 10, 2014

  • Patsy Marie Ryan

    A celebration of the life of Patsy Marie Ryan will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Claremore Assembly of God Church.  

    February 10, 2014

  • Cody Dale Cooper

    Memorial service for Cody Dale Cooper will be 1 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 13, at Common Ground Church, Tulsa, with Pastor Tom Dillingham officiating.  Visitation will be Tues. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with family will greeting friends from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Claremore.  

    February 10, 2014

  • Charlene Crain

    Services for Charlene Crain will be 10 a.m., Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 at MMS-Payne Chapel. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 8:30 till service time.

    February 6, 2014


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