Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Lila Jeannine Parker, 86, Oklahoma City, will be held Wednesday, Aug.24, at 10:00 a.m. at DeArman’s Funeral Chapel officiated by Rev. Dick Terry. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born May 10, 1930 in Marietta to Wilbur Osie and Aline Gay (Robeson) Meeks, she passed away August 20 in Oklahoma City. At a young age, Lila and her family moved to Sulphur, where she attended the Valley View School and Sulphur High School. She graduated from Sulphur High school in 1948. Before graduating, Lila met fellow Sulphur resident, Jodie Parker. They eloped and were married in Gainesville, Texas on April 11, 1947. Lila and Jodie welcomed their first daughter, Donna, in 1949, followed by their second daughter, Vickie, in 1950. Lila enjoyed traveling cross-country with her husband for his work from time to time. This love for travel would follow her for the rest of her life. She enjoyed traveling around Europe in the 1970s, and said that Switzerland was her favorite place that she ever got to visit. She and Jodie also enjoyed countless trips to Las Vegas and Branson with their friend, Jean Ruby. Lila worked for Logan Advertising for 22 years. She enjoyed working with a wonderful group of women whom she lovingly called friends. She also sold Avon for over 40 years. Lila found the greatest joy in spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed gardening- taking pride in her own beautiful front yard flower bed, but also sharing a vegetable garden with her friend Carol. Lila’s greatest extension of love, came through her kitchen. She will always be remembered for making everyone’s favorite meals for their birthdays or special occasions - catfish, quail, and friend chicken - taking special care to spoil her grandkids with their favorite foods. Her cheese burgers were always on high demand with her grandkids, and she was always prepared to make a scrambled egg sandwich for her granddaughter after morning rowing practices in college. Her greatest fulfillment was from time spent with her grandkids. Lila attended Wilmont Place Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her gentle soul and for always taking care of others before herself. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Jodie; her parents, Aline and Wilbur Meeks; brother, Charles Meeks, and infant sister, Cleta. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Rozneck and husband, Paul, Evergreen, Colo. and Vickie Stewart and husband, Jerry, Oklahoma City; one sister, Ruth Lannom and husband, De, Sulphur; two grandsons, Jason Rozneck and wife, Malette, Edmond and Adam Rozneck, Arlington, Texas; one granddaughter, Isabelle Stewart, Oklahoma City; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy and Ridley Rozneck, Edmond and a very beloved extended family. Pallbearers will be Paul Rozneck, Jason Rozneck, Adam Rozneck, Kennedy Rozneck, Isabelle Stewart, and Jim Parker. Jerry Stewart will serve as an honorary bearer: Online condolences may be sent to www.dearmanfuneralhome.com 

 

 

Services for Buster Carroll Curry, 73, were held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Crossway First Baptist Church in Sulphur with Pastor Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Buster was born November 26, 1942 in Sulphur, to the late Tony B. “Dutch” and Mecie “Sadie” (Almond) Curry. He died Tuesday, Aug.16, in Durant Buster and the former Ms. Sandra Kaye Riedel were married on April 9, 1966 in Stratford. Buster grew up in the Mill Creek area, where he graduated from high school. Following high school, he worked as a truck driver for C.E. White Trucking. Throughout his adult life, Buster farmed and ranched. Many would consider farming and ranching a job, but Buster considered it his passion and enjoyed every minute of it. According to his family, his most favorite place in the world to be was on a tractor. Buster also spent time working as a welder. He enjoyed collecting old cars and tractors as a hobby. Survivors include his wife, Kaye; two daughters, Michela Robinson and husband, Kevin, Kingston and Shelby Curry, Durant; one son, Todd Curry and wife, Judy, Coalgate; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Glenda Besselman of Florida and one brother, Jake Curry, Seminole. In addition to his parents, Buster was preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Wilson and one brother, Harley Curry. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.