Obituaries for June 5, 2008

Betty Caves
Funeral services for Betty I. Caves, 76, were held Monday at Tuttle Christian Church with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Services were under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.
Mrs. Caves died May 29 at Odyssey House. She was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Bridgecreek and grew up in the Bridgecreek/Tuttle communities. She was a resident of Arbor House in Mustang and member of Tuttle Christian Church.
She is survived by a son, Billy Caves of Tuttle; daughters, Peggy Smith of Oklahoma City and Cristi Vela of Yukon; brothers, Don McKinney and Dan McKinney, both of Tuttle; sisters, LaNorma Canary of Newcastle and JoAnn Wakefield of Tuttle; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

William Henderson
Memorial services for William Henderson, 56, were held Tuesday at the Mustang Masonic Lodge under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.
Mr. Henderson died May 29 at his home in Mustang. He was born Jan. 23, 1952, in Chickasha. He grew up in Tonkawa and was a 1970 graduate of Tonkawa High School. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1970 and worked 26 years at Comfort Guard Heat and Air as an installer. He was a resident of the Mustang area for several years where he was active in the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Oklahoma City; a son, Shane of Midwest City; daughters, Dawnita Herriott of Oklahoma City and Michelle Brown of Moore; a brother, Jerry Haskins of Oklahoma City; sisters, Doris Foust of Chickasha, Sharon Urstol of Pyatt, Ark., and Vickie Neilson of Boulder, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Sherry Puffett
Funeral services for Sheryll Irene Puffett, 67, were held Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Yukon.
Mrs. Puffett died May 27 at her home in Yukon. She was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Earlville, Iowa, and grew up on a nearby farm. She attended elementary and high school in Earlville and Arlington, Iowa. She attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She later earned a master’s degree in elementary education. She taught in the public school system in six states: Iowa, California, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma for a total of 30 years.
Mrs. Puffett was a member of First United Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, where she served in many chapter and state offices and did workshops on a state and international level. She was also a member of Rotary International, did volunteer work with the Mustang chapter, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow and Assistant Governor. She was a CASA volunteer and did part-time work as a precinct officer.
She is survived by a son, Steven Puffett of Norman; a daughter, Jeri Tomlinson of Moreno Valley, Calif.; brothers, Richard Hallett of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Burdett Hallett of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Ardis Schilling of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and one grandson.

Terry Whitney
Funeral services for Terry Sue Whitney, 50, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Pavilion in the Mustang Cemetery under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.
Ms. Whitney died May 28 at her home in Mustang. She was born May 29, 1957, in Oklahoma City and grew up in Oklahoma City. She had worked in health care and fast food before retirement. She had lived in Oregon, California, Texas and New York before returning to Mustang about six years ago. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley Whitney of Mustang; a son, Quincy Mangham of Mustang; daughters, Rhea McWilliams of Shawnee, Carrie Mangham and Ammie Mangham, both of Norman; a brother, Bobby Whitney, and a sister, Carla Elbahri, both of Oklahoma City; and six grandchildren.

Post new comment

The Buzz

Special Sections