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Obituaries

MARIA POWELL

January 30, 2015

Maria Powell, 65, of Guymon passed away early Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
The daughter of Manuel and Eusebia (Urrutia) Guerrero, Maria Elena was born April 3, 1949 in San Marcos, Texas. She was raised in Lubbock for a time, before the family moved to Hooker.
Maria and Charles Powell were married on February 17, 1973 in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Maria was a devoted homemaker and loved spending time with her grandkids. She was member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

MELVIN G. HOWARD

January 29, 2015

Melvin G. Howard, 62, Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home.
Melvin was born June 10, 1952, in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of Mervin and Lenora (Shelite) Howard.
He worked for Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, retiring after 41 years.
Melvin was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and Lancaster Lions Club.
He enjoyed working in his shop on wood working projects, going fishing and building model trains and airplanes.

CURTIS BEER

January 29, 2015

Curtis Beer, 71, of El Dorado, Kansas passed away on January 26, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Curtis Ephraim Beer was born on February 11, 1943 at Hooker, Oklahoma to Charlie and Minta (Dain) Beer. He was a graduate from Panhandle State and Southwest Oklahoma State University with a Master’s Degree in Education. Curt was an administrator and middle school principal in Liberal for many years. He was a member of the Kansas Middle School Administrators Association.

DARREL LONG

January 29, 2015

Darrel James (Dugie) Long, 80, passed away peacefully early Monday, January 26, 2015 at Morton County Care Center, Elkhart, Kansas.

RICHARD W. TURNER

January 28, 2015

Richard W. Turner, 61, of Guymon passed away Sunday morning, January 25, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
The son of Earideth Olen and Wilma Faye “Pat” (Pfister) Turner, he was born May 25, 1953 in Sacramento, California. Richard graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado with the Class of 1972. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

ROBERT “BOB” ELLIOTT

January 27, 2015

Robert “Bob” Elliott died peacefully at home on January 23 in Boyd, Texas at the age of 71. Bob is survived by his wife, Becky; children, Faith Adams and Jonathan Elliott; their spouses, and 10 grandchildren..

JANE L. “JANEY” SHELDON

January 27, 2015

Jane L. “Janey” Sheldon, 79, of Dumas passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 26, 2015 at The First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Sanders, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow in Northlawn Memorial Gardens. There will be a family visitation on Sunday from 5 until 7 o’clock in the evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

DUSTON GLENN JACKSON

January 26, 2015

Duston Glenn Jackson, 41, lifelong Goodwell resident; passed away Thursday morning, January 22nd, 2015 in Questa, New Mexico.
The son of Glenneth and Brenda (Hunter) Jackson, he was born November 21, 1973 in Amarillo, Texas.
Duston attended Goodwell Public School and graduated from Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia, Kansas. He was a dirt contractor with R.G. Morgan and Sons. He was baptized in the Nazarene Church. Duston enjoyed going to the mountains, skiing, fishing with his son and tinkering. He was good at fixing about anything.

PRISCILLA ANN PRESTON

January 24, 2015

Priscilla Ann Preston was born February 24, 1985 in Shamrock, Texas to Gary Dale and Delores (Absher) Kellogg and passed from this life January 15, 2015 near Guymon, Oklahoma as the result of a tragic automobile accident at the age of 29.

JACOB MANYOK

January 24, 2015

Jacob Achuoth Manyok, 35, passed away on January 13, 2015 at Hospice Care of the Southwest, Amarillo, Texas.

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