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Stephen Ellis Conner, 65, died Aug. 14, 2013. He was the husband of Judy Conner, pastor at Morris UMC.

Stephen was born July 3, 1948, to Eugene and Barbara Conner. An engineer, his long career was in the energy services industry. He was a United Methodist, a volunteer firefighter, Patriot Guard Rider, and member of Caney Valley Board of Education.

Survivors include his wife, Rev. Conner; daughter April Coulter; son Nick Conner; and five grandchildren.

Service was Aug. 19 at Claremore-First UMC. Memorials to: Patriot Guard Riders of Oklahoma.

Vernice Frances Farmer, 91, of Marlow died Aug. 13. She was the mother of James Farmer, pastor at Hitchcock UMC.

Merle Marilynn Whetsell, 94, of Pawhuska died Aug. 31. She was the mother of Richard Whetsell, retired, of Owasso.

Letha D. Cochran, 86, of Bucyrus, Ohio, died Aug. 25. She was the mother of Joseph Cochran, pastor at Rocky Point UMC.


Natalie Thompson was born Aug. 26, 2013. She is the daughter of Amanda and Rev. Joel Thompson, pastor at Helena UMC.


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