Obituaries for July 27, 2006

Badgett, Ross Reuben Jr. (paid)
Graveside services for Ross Reuben Badgett Jr., 85, of Lindsay and Mustang, formerly of Ada, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rosedale Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Lindsay, under direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mr. Badgett died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at a Lindsay nursing home. He was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Colbert to Ross Reuben Badgett Sr. and Maude Findley Badgett. He grew up in Hickory and graduated from Hickory High School.

He attended Murray State College in Tishomingo, then transferred to East Central State College and graduated with an industrial arts degree. He served in the Navy and was sent to Notre Dame where he graduated from midshipmen’s school as an ensign. He was assigned to Raleigh, N.C., to serve on an LCI No. 573.

He married Leona Goss on Sept. 25, 1943. She died Feb. 28, 2003. In January 1945, he received his lieutenant junior grade bars. After he was discharged from the Navy, he and Leona moved to Konawa where he taught industrial arts, served as high school principal and coached basketball. Ross received his master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. Later, he was a salesman for Great Southern Life Insurance Company.

Ross moved his family to Ada, where he and his family attended First Baptist Church. He served as deacon as well as several other areas of ministry, and he was active in the Gideons International. Mr. Badgett was also known as “The Bee Man.” He retired from insurance sales and went back to teaching industrial arts at Tupelo High School. He and his wife moved to Lindsay in 1999 and joined First Baptist Church, and was active in teaching a men’s Sunday school class. Mr. Badget moved to Mustang in 2005 and became a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Ross R. Badgett III and wife, Le of Knoxville, Tenn., Joe Badgett and wife, Sandy of Shawnee, Kan., and Scott Badgett and wife, Kathy of Mustang; a daughter, Becky Fentem and husband, Brandon of Lindsay; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rosa Belle Hess of Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and one brother.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1821, Ada, Okla. 74821-1821.

Creek, Dewey
Graveside services for Dewey George Creek were held Tuesday in the Evergreen Cemetery in Minco with David Treadaway officiating.
Services were under direction of Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home of Minco.

Mr. Creek died Friday at his home in Mustang. He was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Gentry, Ark. He was an Air Force veteran.

He was a general contractor and member of First Baptist Church of Mustang.

He is survived by sons, Victor Creek of Mustang, Steve Creek of Choctaw and Randy Creek; a daughter, Lisa Warrington of Mustang; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dyksterhuis, J. Juanita (Toni)
Private family services for J. Juanita (Toni) Dyksterhuis, 82, were held Sunday under direction of McNeil’s Mus-tang Funeral Service.
Mrs. Dyksterhuis died Saturday in an Oklahoma City hospital.

She was born April 12, 1924, in Floydada, Texas. She grew up in Floydada and lived most of her adult life in Littleton, Colo., San Francisco and Oklahoma City.

She worked many years in the film industry as a booker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by stepdaughters, Vickie Folkerts of Sterling, Colo., and Lorie Woods of San Diego; brothers, Raymond Medley of Tacoma, Wash., Norman Medley of Jacksonville, Fla., Dale Medley of Stella, Mo., and Bill Medley of Casa Grande, Ariz.; sisters, Lea Crisp of Justin, Texas, Melba Cliffman and Carolyn Wiggins, both of Mustang; and two step-grandchildren.

Sanders, Jayne Ann
Funeral services for Jayne Ann (Heuser) Sanders, 72, of Yukon, were held Saturday at Forest Hill Christian Church in Oklahoma City with burial in the Calumet Cemetery. Services were under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mrs. Sanders died July 18 at OU Medical Center/Presbyterian Hospital.

She was born Feb. 22, 1934, in El Reno. She worked as a lab and X-ray technician. She was a member of the Gem and Mineral Club of Oklahoma City and served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels as well as a cook for Forest Hill Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; a brother, Arnold Heuser Jr. of El Reno; sons, Terry Winham of Mustang, Dan Winham of Chickasha and John Winham of Yukon; stepchildren, Gary Sanders and Sue Burris, both of Oklahoma City and Ronda Sanders of Red River, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

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