Obituaries

Small Image

Joddie William Woody

Body

Joe was born May 7, 1940 to Joddie Robert Woody and Mildred (Jones) Woody in Duncan, Oklahoma.  He passed away on December 21, 2020 in Guthrie, Oklahoma after a 16-day battle with COVID-19.  Joe graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and later studied Economics.  He received a scholarship to wrestle at OSU and went on to coach his entire teaching career.  Joe coached the Duncan Demons, Ardmore Tigers, Guthrie Blue Jays, Calumet Chieftains and Alchesay High School Falcons (on the Fort Apache Indian Reserva

In-page image(s)

John Semerad, III

Body
John Semerad, III 1966 ~ 2020 John Semerad, III, aka “Johnny” or “Buddy”, age 53, passed away peacefully December 8, 2020 at Oklahoma University Hospital due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was born with autism and mental handicap due to oxygen deprivation at birth to parents John and LaDonna Semerad in McKees Rocks, PA. Johnny grew up in Champaign, Illinois spending summers riding his bike, hanging out with his best friend Michael Scantlebury, and swimming at the nearby public swimming pool. John won many track and field, basketball and bowling awards throughout the many years he participated in the Special Olympics. His greatest goals in life were to have lots of friends, a girlfriend, job, learn to read, write and drive a car. He graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario, California in 1989, alongside his high school sweetheart and future wife Wendy Beth Duvall. With the overwhelming support of their families, John and Wendy were married in the beautiful Riviera Royale Chapel, Las Vegas that same year. At 14 years old Johnny became a working man, weighing and bagging spices at his first job at a local spice factory. He went on to have many jobs throughout his lifetime, among those were washing cars, bussing tables, sorting at recycling facilities and worked as a restaurant kitchen helper. Johnny loved the privilege of going to work! In his 40’s he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy on the left side of his body and Parkinson’s Disease. John never met a stranger he didn’t like and continued to enjoy bowling, fishing and riding his bike until the progression of his Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy prohibited these activities.
In-page image(s)

Bill Lewis

Body
Bill Lewis arrived in Heaven on Monday, December 7th. He was reunited with his wife, Laura Jean, daughter Debra Young, great-granddaughter Lexie Garver, and several other family members, friends, and customers. He also has the opportunity to speak with the Apostle Paul which fulfills a lifelong goal for him. He is survived by four daughters: Linda Brooks and husband David of El Reno, Joann Stupansky and husband Rich of St. Petersburg, Florida, Debra’s husband Mark Young of Afton, Vickie Lewis and husband Gordon of Edmond, and Teri Huckaba and husband Kerry of Hurst, Texas; along with nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In-page image(s)

Lenore Miles

Body
Lenore Miles, age 98, of Guthrie, died Thursday, December 3, 2020. She was born on September 10, 1922 to the late Alfred and Muriel Killebrew in Lincoln, Kansas. Lenore graduated as valedictorian from Mulhall High School in 1939.

Ray Francis Tenney

Body
Ray Francis Tenney was born December 7, 1942 in Perkins, Oklahoma to Harold E. Tenney and Grace (Burger) Tenney. He passed from this life on December 4, 2020 at his home in Oklahoma City at the age of 77 years, 11 months, 27 days.
Small Image

Bill Lewis

Body

Bill Lewis arrived in Heaven on Monday, December 7th. He was reunited with his wife, Laura Jean, daughter Debra Young, great-granddaughter Lexie Garver, and several other family members, friends, and customers. He also has the opportunity to speak with the Apostle Paul which fulfills a lifelong goal for him. He is survived by four daughters: Linda Brooks and husband David of El Reno, Joann Stupansky and husband Rich of St.