Tahlequah Daily Press
Page 8A ... Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I Obituaries Items in this space are paid obituaries as submitted by funeral homes.
LINDSEY L. CARPENTER TAHLEQUAH – Lindsey Carpenter, age 26, of Tahlequah, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Tulsa. Lindsey was born in Muskogee on Aug. 9, 1983, to James Carpenter and Tammy (Jackson) Hall. She attended Porter High School, where she graduated in 2002. She was a member of the FFA and attended Northeastern State University for a couple of years after graduating from high school. A few of her favorite joys in life were being on the lake, going on boat trips and fourwheelers, and she loved her work at Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah in registration. Everyone who knew L i n d s e y CARPENTER knows she had a special nickname she received from her dad at a early age, “Puddin.” She was a special daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend to all those around her. Lindsey is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tommie and Olin Linch, and great-grandparents Don and Annie Carpenter. She is survived by her dad, James Carpenter and wife Tirzah of Porter; her mother, Tammy Hall and husband Chris of Tahlequah;
four sisters, Halley Goodall, Jeanie Bunch, Angela Workman, and Latosha Steeley and husband Matt of Tahlequah. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members and friends who are sure to miss her. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Porter High School gymnasium with Pastor Richard Ford officiating and burial followed at Tahlequah City Cemetery in Tahlequah. Services were under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory. If you would like to leave a condolence with the family of Lindsey, please visit the website at www.shipmanfuneralhomes.com and click on the Ultimate Tribute Icon. Shipman Funeral Home, Wagoner, (918) 4859525.
MARGARET CARTER PARK HILL – Margaret (Patrick) Carter was born in Tahlequah on Sept. 19, 1914. Margaret passed from this life May 30, 2010. She was the daughter of Teddy and Florence (Wallace) Patrick. Margaret and R.C. met in Tahlequah, and it was truly love at first sight. After some time dating, the two decided to spend the rest of their days together. The young couple rode from Park Hill to Qualls on horseback to be wed by Justice of the Peace Levi P. Dunn, on June 9, 1934. Margaret was an adven-
turous person, loved the outdoors, and was a very avid fisherwoman. She especially loved spending her days on a pond bank with the people she loved the most, just cutting jokes, telling stories, and teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren what she knew about fishing. Actually catching fish was just a plus. On any given day, you could see Margaret either sitting on the front porch, waving at the people she knew driving by, tending to her garden, or sitting on the back porch, keeping a close eye on the cattle and enjoying the simple things in life. She also loved to sit and visit with anyone. Within moments of meeting her, she could tell you your entire life story and your family tree. She also loved getting the family together at her home in Park Hill, and spending the day visiting with her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and homemaker for many, many years. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; two brothers; a daughter-in-law; an infant son, in 1935; and her loving husband, R.C., in 1997. Those left to cherish her memory are: three children, Patsy Smith and husband Ronald of Tulsa, Jerry Carter and wife Charolette of Park Hill, and Ronald Carter and wife Janice of Park Hill; three sisters, Jean Helm of Dallas, Texas, Lenora Taylor of Tahlequah, and Evangeline Cine of Tahlequah; five grandchildren, David and Rebecca Carter of Park Hill, Lacey and Heather Carter of Park Hill, Ryan and Lisa Carter of Park Hill, Merry Carter of Park Hill and Galen and Shannon Carter of Farmington, N.M. Her legacy will also continue to live on in her 14 great-grandchildren: Shane Messinger, Dustin Butler, Alisha Carter Rice, Hannah Carter, Josh Carter, Thomas Carter, Ashton Carter, Katie Carter, Bridget Carter, Hanah Dougherty, Emma Carter, Olivia Carter, Lacey Carter, Maggie Carter
and also in her three greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday June 2, 2010, at the Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Brother Nelson Cummins officiating. Interment will follow in the Park Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Visit www.reedculver.com to leave online condolences. Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551.
ROBERT ARNO KRAHN TAHLEQUAH – Services for Pastor Robert Arno Krahn Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the First Lutheran Church in Muskogee. Officiating will be Pastor Kory Boster. A private interment will be held at a later date under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.tahlequahfuneral.com. Robert Arno Krahn Sr. was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Walter Frederick Krahn and Mathilda (Obenauer) Krahn. Robert passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his home in Tahlequah at the age of 81, surrounded by his family. Robert joined the U.S. Army at 17 as a photographer. During his nine years in the military, he visited many countries as part of his duties. After his discharge, he attended Columbia University in Missouri, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He then worked in Civil Service for 28 years. He completed his master’s in divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and was ordained into public ministry in Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shawnee, where he served as pastor. He then answered a call to Immanuel Lutheran in West Plains, Mo., where he served as pastor for six years until retiring. After retirement, he served as the interim pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Sallisaw. Robert loved serving the Lord. He also was a skilled craftsman in woodworking, enjoying the time he spent in his shop. Robert enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. Robert is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ray Krahn. He is survived by his wife,
Stella, of the home; a daughter, Judy Girdner and husband Bob of Tahlequah; his son, Bob Krahn Jr. and wife Donna of Porter; five grandchildren, Danielle and fiancé Kenny Comer, Stephanie, Marisa, Maegann and Mary; a great-grandson Bryson, soon to make his arrival; five brothers and sisters, Elaine Tilton of Washington, D.C., Kenneth Krahn of Battle Lake, Minn., William Krahn of Jackson, Mo., Helen Reisenbichler of Jackson, Mo., and Cheryl Smith of Cape Girardeau, Mo. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Memorial in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 458-5055.
SUE YOUNT KEYS – Graveside services for Sue Yount, age 66, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Park Hill Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to the care of the Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Sue Yount was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Wagoner to Louie and Elsie Torix. She spent most of her childhood and teen years in Fort Gibson. Sue worked as a beautician in Muskogee before marrying the love of her life, Ronald Yount, on Dec. 24, 1961, at her grandmother Hazel’s home in Fort Gibson. Sue and Ron moved several times early on before settling down in Keys, America, where she lived the remainder of her years. Sue was a seamstress, cake decorator, floral designer, and anything else she set her mind to, but her biggest accomplishment was being a wife and mother. Her favorite hobby was spoiling her grandchildren. Sue Yount departed this life on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at her home in Keys at the age of 66 years. Preceding her in death are her parents, Louie and Elsie Torix of Zeb, and one brother, Louie Austin Torix of Zeb. Sue is survived by her husband, Ron, of the home; one son, Ronnie Yount and wife Sherry of Keys; one sister, Deborah Scott of Zeb; one granddaughter, Lyndsey Scott and husband Billy of Keys; one grandson, Tanner Yount; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that dona-
tions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn., 38148. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 456-8823.
JAMES “JIM” MICHAEL WEST TAHLEQUAH - Memorial services for James West, 64, of Tahlequah, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Moore, Bob Sanders, Mike Rousey, Wayne Skrdla, Russell Chaney, Rick James, Gary Roberts, Jerry Moore and Randy Green. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com Jim was born May 8, 1946, in Muskogee the son of Robert T. and Ethel Lorene (Dixon). He was raised in Muskogee and was a 1964 graduate of Central High. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Army. He began his law enforcement career in 1970, when he worked at the Tulsa Police Department until he went to Tempe, Ariz., in 1974. He worked the in the police department there until 1980, when he returned to Tahlequah and began with the Tahlequah P.D., where he remained until 1987. Following his career with the police department, he began a career with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Lake Patrol Division. He retired after serving 20 years, the last 10 as supervisor. Jim enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and water skiing. He passed away on May 28, 2010, in Muskogee. Greeting him is his father, Robert T. West. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Beth, of the home; children Kelly West of Pasco, Wash., Lisa West of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Jesse Lewis and wife Summer of Tahlequah; his mother, Lorene West of Muskogee; sister Ginger Matthews of Henderson, N.C.; brother Scott Daniels and wife Cheryl of Muskogee; and six grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and loved ones. In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider making a memorial donation to the American Brain Tumor Association, www.ABTA.org or the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, www.pbtfus.org. Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 458-5055.