- Ada, Oklahoma


October 17, 2006

Obituaries October 17, 2006


KONAWA — Services for Dovie Lee Owens Leader, 98, Konawa, are 2 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Earl Hood officiating. Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Leader died Oct. 16, 2006, at an Allen nursing home. She was born June 22, 1908, at the Harden City community, east of Fittstown, to Harve and Mollie Underwood Owens. She attended school at Harden City. She lived in Stillwater for more than 30 years.

She married Cecil Leader. He died at Stillwater. Mrs. Leader was a homemaker, was employed with the Oklahoma State University cafeteria for 17 years, and later was employed in day care. She attended Baptist and Holiness churches.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Owens; three sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include two sons, Edmond Kifer and wife Myra, Konawa, and Ricky Leader and wife Sue, Stillwater; a daughter, Pat Harris and husband Jimmy, Stillwater; ten grandchildren, Debra “Moz” Hankins, Deanna Hankins, Darla Jones, Donna Crites and husband Dennis, Trish Doshier Dunlap, Terrsa Leader, Matthew Leader, Wade Kifer, Jimmy Kifer and David Kifer; 17 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bearers are Buck Owens, Hagen Eugene Owens, Carl Ely, Dennis Crites, Michell Kifer and Johnathan Kifer.

Honorary bearers are Doyle Morgan, Tommy Morgan, Matthew Morgan and Sammy Billy.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


DURANT — Services for Joe Barrett Maxson, 43, Durant, are 10 a.m. Thursday at Northwest Church of Christ, Jerry Gardner, Doug Moesel and Mickey Davis officiating. Burial follows at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Armstrong, Okla. Mr. Maxson died Oct. 14, 2006, at a Norman hospital. Family hour is Wednesday at Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home, Durant, from 5:30-7 p.m.

He was born July 18, 1963, at Searcy, Ark., to Joe M. and Ruth E. Barrett Maxson. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1983 and was active in 4-H and FFA. He was a local, state and national winner in 4-H and FFA as well as the National Junior Horticulture Association.

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