Darlene Vermell “Mell” Strunk

Darlene Vermell “Mell” Strunk passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, after a lengthy illness. Mell was born in Sardis, Oklahoma on April 14, 1934. She attended and graduated from Southeast High School in Oklahoma City. She retired from Shaklee Corp. with over 20 years of service. She and her husband, Paul, made their home in Norman. She is preceded in death by her parents Claud and Florence Ford, brothers, Earl and JW Ford and sister, Imogene Vogler. She is survived by her husband Paul Strunk of Norman, sister Colleen Oldham and husband Earl of Oklahoma City, son Tom Jobe and wife Karen of Noble, daughter Jana Jobe of Oklahoma City, grandson Kevin Jobe of San Antonio, Tx., granddaughter Stacy Lea and husband Jeremy,  great-grandson Dax Lea of Oklahoma City and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was loved by family and many friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service for Mell will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday 13th at McMahans Funeral Chapel, 616 S. 8th St., Noble,...
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Carla Ann Brockhaus-Brown

Carla Ann Brockhaus Brown was born to Harold and Ruth (Morrison) Brockhaus on July 29, 1959, in Norman, Ok. She departed this life on April 9, 2018, at the age of 58 years at her daughter’s home, Teri Smith who was her caretaker. Carla graduated from Noble High School in 1979. She attended nursing school and graduated as an LPN.  Carla worked at many of the nursing homes in Norman and retired with 21 years of service. She enjoyed playing bingo, arts and crafts and camping and fishing with her family. She was preceded in death by her father Harold Brockhaus and a son Tyler. She is survived by 2 daughters; TJ (Teri) Smith and husband Marcus, and Angel Mills and husband Earnest, son Jimmy Moore and wife Misty, 2 brothers; Danny and Keith Brockhaus, 1 sister Karen Trammell, 12 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Noble IOOF Cemetery.   OFFICIATING: Rev. Greg Cleveland INTERMENT: Noble IOOF Cemetery...
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Freddy Joe Wiggins

Freddy Joe Wiggins passed away on March 24th at the Noble Health Care at the age of 88 years.   A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairview Maguire Cemetery.   Arranged and Directed By McMahans Funeral...
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Continuing your Family Legacy through Food

What is the meaning behind a family legacy? When close friends, family and loved ones pass away they leave with us gifts that remind us of them even after they’ve passed. From photos, journals, and even handwritten recipes passed down through generations. The tradition of food has always brought people together; during the best of times, and the worst of times. Often some of our strongest memories revolve around food – whether it be homemade biscuits and gravy that you made alongside with your Grandma on a Sunday morning or enjoying any number of homecooked meals growing up. Saving old family recipes can sometimes be a daunting task. All depending on the quality of saved recipes. If you’re gathering recipes, and planning on making them into a book, check out these resources to get you started: Cookbook software resource – This source provides an excellent option for making your very own cookbook’s adding in recipes, photos, etc. Making a cookbook using Microsoft Word – This set of instructions walks you through how to take and convert recipes to electronic form. While there’s a lot to be said about converting recipes into digital form it’s important to pay tribute to all the originals; like adding in ‘pinches’, ‘dashes’, and ‘scoops’ to make the perfect nostalgic meal from your childhood.  Bringing your family recipes to the digital age is important as well. To ensure they are saved and can be enjoyed by future generations to...
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Virginia Lee Bean

Virginia Lee Bean was born to James Henry Shinnebarger and Pearl Surratt on April 12, 1931, at Meredosia, Illinois. She departed this life on March 13, 2018, at her home in Norman, Ok. Virginia grew up and attended school in Meredosia. On December 14, 1963, she and Mr. Jackie Bean were United in Marriage. They made their home in Illinois and Arizona before moving to Noble in (1989). She resided in the Noble and Norman area until her death. Virginia was a fulltime homemaker caring for her husband and family. She enjoyed visiting and spending time with her family. Each one of them held a special place in her heart. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband Jackie in (2004), Son James in (2011), (2) Brothers and (1) Sister. Those who survive her include her Daughter Vickie Testa and husband Vince of Florida, her Son Tom Hearold and wife Terri of Norman, Brother Charles Shinnebarger of Missouri, (4) Grandchildren; Ronald Kassel, Clark Hearold, Chris Hearold and Erin Hearold, (4) Great Grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 19th Fairview Maguire Cemetery OFFICIATING: Pastor Ken Anderson INTERMENT: Fairview Maguire Cemetery Directed By McMahans Funeral...
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