Saturday, April 21, 2018

Robyn Ann (Durant) Howard

         Robyn Ann (Durant) Howard, 63, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ft. Smith, AR.  Robyn was born October 27, 1954, in Poteau to Columbus Robert & Jessie Lee (Brooks) Durant.
          Robyn is survived by her daughters, Sherry Gardner of Phoenix, AZ, Tonda McKee of Wichita, KS & Precilla Howard of Poteau, OK; son, Corey Turner of Austin, TX; grandchildren, DeeAnn Howard, Estus Howard, Athena Gibson, Shanta Barnes, Brett Viel, Coriana Howard, Brad Viel; great grandchildren, Aundreah Barnes, Jessie Bagne, Alicia Barnes, Emmett Gibson, Darien Howard; sisters, Glenda Morency of Montana, Kay Herrington of Moody, TX; brother, Bobby Durant of Lubbock, TX; other relatives, loved ones, and friends.
          Memorial Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK.

Jean Inez (Hurlocker) Shelton

Jean Inez (Hurlocker) Shelton, known to all her grandkids as "MA", 86, of Poteau, OK was born on March 8, 1932 to Claude & Rethel Hurlocker & departed from this life on April 20, 2018.  She worked as a nurse until her retirement.  Jean was a devout member of the Poteau Church of Christ.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, writing poetry, and reading.  She loved her family dearly.  She was preceded in death by her son, Tommy Gene Harger, her parents and her brother, Jess Hurlocker.

She is survived by one son, Hugh Anthony Harger & wife Lisa of Wister, OK; daughter, Sherry King & husband Michael of Rock Island, OK; stepdaughters, Collyn (Suzie) Shelton of Muldrow, OK, Janet Shelton Stephens of Ft. Smith, AR; stepson, Mike Shelton of Haw Creek, OK; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; one very special great granddaughter, Taegan McKinley Loggains; 2 brothers, Richard Hurlocker of Glendale, OK, Jim & Fran Hurlocker of Ft. Smith, AR; 2 sisters, Sybil Earnhart of Poteau, OK, Grace Napier of Greenwood, AR; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Memorial services will be 10 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK. 

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Karl

          Margaret Ann "Peggy" Karl, 69, of Pocola, OK passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, in Pocola.  Peggy was born November 19, 1948, in Mansfield, AR to the late Bill & Edith (Dill) Lokey.  Peggy was a retired school teacher, although, she still worked part time teaching History at Pocola Middle School.  She was good to her students and had high expectations.  She loved working in her yard taking care of her flowers and lawn.  Her house was the gathering place on Saturday nights for several decades.  There would be card games and dominos and lots of food and laughter.  The competition was always fierce.   Peggy was a simple and very private person.  She loved her boys, granddaughters, extended family and friends as well as two very special friends, Clara Treat & Melanie Stogner, her teaching buddy.  She was loved in  return and will be greatly missed.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Henry Karl; sister, Bettye Deford & brothers, Don & Rex Lokey.
          She is survived by her sons, James of the home; Hank & wife Melinda of Muldrow, OK; two stepchildren, Johnny of Roland, OK; Tammy Pulsa and daughter Whitney of Fort Smith, AR; two granddaughters, Kelsey Karl of  Ft. Smith, AR,  Megan Karl of Pocola, OK; her brothers, Bob Lokey & wife Mary of Holly Grove, WV, Jack Lokey & wife Sue of Pocola, OK,  Mike Lokey & wife Teresa of Glennwood, AR, Danny Lokey & wife Debbie of Arkoma, OK; sisters, Joy Whatley & husband Rex of Sallisaw, OK, June Edwards of Hawkins, TX.
          At her request,  there will be a private family service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's in honor of Margaret Karl. - online donation site - {this is incredibly easy}

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Frank LeRoy Jones

            Frank LeRoy Jones,  75, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Poteau.  Frank was born July 26, 1942 in Redding, CA.  He grew up in Santa Maria, CA, graduated from Santa Maria High School and joined the Army 101st Airborne in 1960.  Most of his working life was in the oil and gas industry, both domestic & international.  After retirement, he and his wife of 56 years, Carolyn, located in Poteau, OK.  He loved the small town atmosphere and quickly made many special friends.  Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Roy S. & Rose (Hale) Jones.

           He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of the home; daughter, Cindy Enriquez of Santa Maria, CA; grandchildren, Joseph Enriquez of Poteau, Jason Enriquez & wife Anna of Tacoma, WA, Angela Navacchi & husband Daniel of Adelaide, South Australia; great grandchildren, Grace & Matthew Navacchi also of Australia; brother, Roy A. Jones & wife Vicki;  sister, Sandy Blankenburg & husband Kent of CA; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

            At Frank's request there will be no service; but a celebration of life will be held at a later date.