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BENSON – Rev. Travis Theo "Doc" Benson, 85, of Midwest City died March 21, 2014.

His ministry, 1954-1999, included directing Skyline Urban Ministry and TEEM (The Education and Employment Ministry) in Oklahoma City. He pastored at Highland, Cement, Indiahoma, Fittstown/Pontotoc, OKC-Lakeside, Marietta, Waurika/Hastings, Mangum, Carter, Shawnee-Wesley, and OKC-Douglas Boulevard.

Survivors include his wife, MarEllen; sons Brooks and Bryant Benson; and daughter Tammy Harley.

Service was March 27 at OKC-St. Luke’s. Memorial gifts to: The Theo "Doc" & MarEllen Benson Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma City University.

TOLLE – Rev. Leonard T. Tolle, 91, of Aline died March 24, 2015.

His ministry, 1966-1990, included Hammon/Butler, Hitchcock/Homestead, Tipton/Manitou, Edgewood/Dow, Nardin/Deer Creek, Eufaula/Canadian, and Turpin/Baker.

He was instrumental in building the United Methodist church at Aline.

Survivors include sons, Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle, who is pastor of Duncan-First UMC, Stan Tolle, Steven Tolle, and Gary McCray; daughters Pam McEachern, Phyllis Culliver, Paula Appleton, and Peggy Revercomb. He was predeceased by wives Pauline and Joan.

Service was March 30 at Aline UMC. Memorial gifts to: Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care.

WEY – Bernice Kamp Wey, 89, of Oklahoma City died March 27, 2015. She was the widow of Rev. Norton Eugene Wey. They were married for 50 years.

Survivors include three daughters: Annamarie Cooper, Alyson Bailey, and Karen Smola.

Service was March 31 at OKC-Wesley UMC, where she was a member. Memorial gifts to that church or Oklahoma Library for the Blind.

Owen Bennett of Oklahoma City died April 1, 2015. He was the father of Rev. Linda Brinkworth, who serves at OKC-St. Luke’s (Honorable Location).


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