ANADARKO - Rudolph “Rudy” Bantista was born Sept. 24, 1930. He passed away peacefully at 12:40 a.m. on April 22, 2020, at the age of 89 years. Rudy grew up in the Anadarko area and attended St. Patrick Indian Mission. He later attended Haskell.
Madeline Frank Hamilton passed from this life peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020, on the original allotment of great-grandfather Chief Whitebread, with her family by her side. She was born the youngest of three girls to Paul Wolf Frank and Grace Akins (Akeen) on August 23, 1923.
FLETCHER - John Robert Vantine, 81, died peacefully at his home on April 25, 2020. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment will be at the Fletcher Cemetery under direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Mr.
STERLING - Michelle Nicole Raleigh, 29, Sterling, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2020, in Sterling. She was born May 4, 1990, to Mike and Dawn (Cox) Julian in Chickasha. Michelle grew up and attended school in Snyder and graduated from Snyder High School in 2008.
STERLING - Charles Ray Anderson, 61, of Sterling, went to his Heavenly home on April 18, 2020. He was born on July 27, 1958, to Dixie Ray and Clota Marie (Cotter) Anderson in Anadarko. Charles grew up and attended school in Anadarko, graduating from AHS in 1976.
MUSKOGEE - Ultra-conservative former Oklahoma U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, who helped turn Oklahoma away from its deep blue Democratic roots to one of the brightest, conservative red states in the country, has died.
CYRIL - Memorial service for Shirley Maze, 75, of Cyril, was held Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Cement Cemetery. Shirley Elaine [Shepard] Maze, was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Cement to Cleo and Hazel [Glass] Shepard. She was the fifth of seven children.
ELGIN - Graveside service for Corbett Joe Cunningham, 74, of Elgin, was held Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Elgin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Corbett Joe Cunningham was born Dec.