On Monday, July 13, 2020, Oklahoma lost a great man, John Arthur (Jack) Eckroat. He was a Dad, husband, friend, golfing buddy, POA horse showing Dad, Oklahoma State University alumni, PhD, and professor, and so much more. He will be greatly missed.
SPEARVILLE – Anthony J. “Tony” Mages, 89 passed away August 1, 2020 in Jetmore, Kansas.
Nancy Faye Hoots was born March 28, 1951 to Richard and Elnora Hoots. Nancy grew up in the Canton community and attended Canton Public Schools. Nancy was involved in many school activities as well as a local watermelon heist. She graduated with the Class of 1969. After high school, Nancy worked at a few different jobs but spoke mostly about her time at Tinker Air Force Base. In March of 1973 she wed Gary Lynn Meier. They resided in the Texas area for several years. Their marriage would take them all across the United States pursuing Gary’s passion of custom wheat harvesting and later as an over the road trucking team, all while raising three children. In 1989, they moved back to the Okeene area to care for family and continue farming. Nancy worked at the Okeene Nursing Center for 15+ years as their dietitian where her fantastic cooking skills would be shared with numerous people within the community. Following her years at the nursing home, Nancy served as a food tech supervisor at Integris Bass in Enid, OK. Later she would move to the Loyal area and continue her greatest passion of supporting her grandchildren and baking famous “grandmas cookies” as well as an active member of the Okeene First Baptist Church. Nancy’s church family was near and dear to her heart. Nancy was a person who, even through her long cancer treatment, kept a positive attitude and set an example of faithfulness for others.
Dena Marie Aspen, 59, of Harrah, OK, passed from this life on June 22, 2020 in Harrah. She was born to Madonna Sue Choate Adams on December 30,1960 in Enid, OK. She was a graduate of Hennessey High School and worked as a cosmetologist and was a substitute teacher in Harrah Schools.
The funeral for Miranda Sue “Mandy” Smith, 34 will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 132 Bible Church officiated by Lori Siegmann. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. The casket will remain closed.