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Area Obituaries

Jack Lewis Lanakila Jones

Funeral services for Jack Lewis Lanakila Jones was at 2 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor Brad Hadsell and Pastor Ryan Pullan officiating. Interment was at the Short Spring Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Jack Lewis Lanakila Jones, son of Judy Lynn (Perrin)…

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Paula Jean Woodard

Paula Jean Woodard (PJ) passed away at the age of 69 on September 4, 2021 while living in Rockwall, Texas. A dedicated mother and extremely loving woman, PJ will be missed dearly by family and friends. Born on February 6, 1952 in Hardtner, Kansas, PJ was raised in Cherokee by parents Denny and Wilma Diel.…

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Connie Gaff

Graveside service for Connie will be Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. Cherokee.  www.lanmanmemorials.com  Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.  There will be no viewing. Memorials may be given Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child through the funeral home.

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Helen Mae Alexander

Helen Mae Alexander, age 57, Amorita, passed away August 24, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska after a brave and lengthy battle with breast cancer and sarcoma of the lung. Helen was born November 21, 1963, in Kiowa, Kansas to William Alexander, Jr. and Mary Katherine (Stewart) Alexander. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1982 and…

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Melvin “Gene” Eugene dewitt

Melvin “Gene” Eugene DeWitt passed away at his home in Cherokee on Friday, August 27, 2021. Born September 1, 1934, he was 86 years old. Through these words, the family shares their love for their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a man that was willing to help anyone in need without thanks or…

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Summer grilling tips offered

July is National Grilling Month, and outdoor events are in full swing. As people step outside to cook those favorite summer dishes, smart food safety habits are critical to their health. “Food safety isn’t just for food manufacturing plants. It’s important for consumers to be mindful of food safety in the home and wherever they…

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Raymond Cleveland Wilson

Raymond Cleveland Wilson, son of the late Grover Cleveland and Vernie (Faucet) Wilson, was born August 26, 1924, in Hazelton, Kansas, and passed away July 25, 2021, in Cherokee, at the age of 96 years, 10 months, and 29 days.  He was cremated at his request under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary, LLC.  A memorial…

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Glenna Lee Mahieu

Glenna Lee Mahieu was born September 25, 1934 in Shattuck to Benjamin Leroy (Bill) Polin and Avis May (Piersall) Polin and passed from this life July 21, 2021 in Enid. After the death of her father, Glenna and her mother moved to Helena. Glenna attended Helena School. Glenna married Ivan Mahieu June 28, 1951 and…

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Jerry Maxton Magnison

Jerry Maxton Magnison of Medicine Lodge, Kan., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the age of 80. Jerry died peacefully at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita, Kan., with family by his side. Jerry was born on June 12, 1941, in Alva, to father John Baier Magnison and mother Carrie Faye (Woods) Magnison.…

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Jess David Bradford

David Bradford was born in Oregon City, Oregon on June 24, 1956 and departed this life on June 12, 2021 in Oklahoma City. He was the son of Jim Donald Bradford and Bonnie Jean Shipley Bradford. He had lived in Mulino, Oregon and had moved to and lived in the Cherokee area for forty years.…

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