- Ada, Oklahoma


March 26, 2014

March 25 obituaries

Konawa — Jack Terry

KONAWA — Henry “Jack” Terry, 81, of Konawa died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Richard Winters will officiate. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. The family will greet friends and relatives at the Konawa funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today.

Mr. Terry was born May 16, 1932, in Dallas, Texas, to Jack Terry and Susie (Morgan) Terry.  Jack spent his childhood in the oilfield in Oscar, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.  He attended school in Oscar until the seventh grade.  

During World War II in 1942, all schools participated in scrap drives and Mr. Terry’s school won the scrap drive. He was selected to represent his school in Washington D.C., to meet Franklin D. Roosevelt, and, along with Mrs. Will Rogers, to christen the Liberty ship, USS Will Rogers.  

Mr. Terry’s family eventually moved to Saint Jo, Texas, to another oilfield.  He graduated from high school in 1950 and worked as a roughneck in the summer for Kingery Drilling Company. He started college at Oklahoma A&M and majored in petroleum engineering.  In 1952, he changed his major to geology, and in 1953, he was offered a job as junior engineer for Dowell Inc.  After graduating in 1954 from Oklahoma A&M with a bachelor of arts degree in geology and a minor in petroleum engineering, Mr. Terry started work as a trainee engineer for Dowell Inc. in Seminole.  He was promoted to district engineer in 1958.  

In the next few years, he obtained a patent pending for a hydraulic brake device.  Mr. Terry started the a frac tank business in 1958 and pursued this business until establishing an oil and gas well stimulation company in 1971. Since 1971, he purchased and drilled oil wells. During the early 1980s, he worked much of his time in geology in the consulting business.  He was also the president and general manager of Chem-Frac Inc., in Ada.

On April 10, 1994, in Konawa, Mr. Terry married Glenda (Anderson) Moon. He was also a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.  

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Terry, of the home; son, Mike Terry and wife, Patty, of Edmond; one step-daughter, Tina Moon of Shawnee; two granddaughters, Michelle Webster and husband, Aaron, of Edmond, and Melissa Terry of Edmond; two grandsons, Jackson and Tyler Moon; one great-grandchild, Lily Grace Webster; his in-laws, Evert and Lillian Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Susie Terry; one son, Keith Terry; one stepson, Steve Moon; and sister-in-law, Nelda Bailey.

Bearers will be Mike Boren, Rube Griffin, Darrell Mackey, Bob Thomas and Randy Walker.  Honorary bearers will be Roger Harrod, Tom B. Longest, Lillard Berry and Burnis Fisher.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Seminole Humane Society, PO Box 88 Seminole, OK 74818.

Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa

Jerry Toney

Jerry C. Toney, 68, died in Las Vegas, Nev., March 19, 2014, after a brief illiness.

He was born in Ada and graduated from Stonewall High School, Oklahoma State University and SMU, living and working in the Dallas area his adult life before retiring to Las Vegas in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; parents Norvin and Thelma Toney of Stonewall; son Scott and wife, Denice, of Denver, Colo.; daughter Sara Shinneman and husband, John, of Plano, Texas, stepson Bradley Webb and wife, Elizabeth, of Plano, Texas; sister Patricia Gregg of Pottsboro, Texas; and six grandchildren. Remembrances may be made in his honor to a charity of choice.

Palm Mortuary


Las Vegas, Nev.

Lisa Allen

ADA — Services for Lisa Lynn Allen, 49, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Vern “Tooter” Wilson, Jr., Scout Cloud Lee and Phillip Perkins will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.

Ms. Allen died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, at Talihina to John and Bertha Mae Miller Allen. She graduated from Byng High School.

Ms. Allen had been employed with People's Electric Cooperative and later the Chickasaw Nation as the director of surveillance for 10 years.

Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Foley and her husband, Bill, Barbara Wilson and Cindy Rainwater and her husband, Jerry, all of Ada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jerry Arlene Allen; and her partner, Carolyn Fox.

Bearers will be Phillip Perkins, Kyle Key, Allen Cochran, Eddie Carlile, Chance Rynolds and Roy Hartog.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Paul Shahan

ADA — Services for Paul Warren Shahan, 71, of Ada, are at 2 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Wilburn will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Shahan died Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Fitzhugh to Alfred Alvin and Marrine Pearl Farmer Shahan. He graduated from Fitzhugh High School.

He married Sue Carol Carnes on Feb. 15, 1962, in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Shahan was a rancher and had previously been employed with Koch Marketing in Dallas. He was a member of Fitzhugh Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Shahan, of the home; two daughters, Suzie Paschal and her husband, Doug, of Huntsville, Texas, and Stacy Gerth and her husband, Mitch, of Bartlesville; five grandchildren, Jacob Paschal and wife, Aubree, of Huntsville, Texas, Justin Paschal and wife, Lourdes, of Houston, Texas, Wyatt Gerth, Morgan Gerth and Braden Gerth, all of Bartlesville; four great-grandchildren, Jayda Paschal, Sydney Paschal, Avery Paschal and Ty Paschal; and a brother, Carol Shahan and wife Barbara of Fitzhugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Shahan; and a sister, Jean Turner.

Bearers will be Jacob Paschal, Justin Paschal, Wyatt Gerth, Kyle Paschal, Klint Paschal and Clyde Cabler.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Ann Cass

ADA — Services for Annie Belle “Ann” Cass, 89, of Shawnee and formerly of Ada, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at  Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Stonewall.

Mrs. Cass died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at a Shawnee nursing home. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Ada to Pink E. and May Belle Davis Ellison. She attended Ada schools.

She married L. M. Cass on Nov. 3, 1945. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1997, in Ada.

Mrs. Cass was a longtime employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Ada and later in Oklahoma City. She retired after 40 years of service.

Mrs. Cass was a member of Oak Avenue Baptist Church in Ada.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Taylor of Shawnee and Marylin “MiMi” Ramer of Oklahoma City; one son, Ben Cass and wife, Beth Anne, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Frances, Faye, Hazel and Margaret; and a brother, Bud.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

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