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PLOWMAN — Rev. Howard Plowman, 92, of Tulsa, a former superintendent of the Stillwater and Tulsa Districts, died Jan. 23, 2017.
He also directed the Conference’s Council on Ministries. He pastored at Kellyville, Colbert/Calera, Tishomingo, OKC-Eighth Street, Ponca City-Asbury, Bartlesville-East Cross, Elk City, Tulsa-New Haven, Ardmore-First, and OKC-Chapel Hill; and he was a district secretary of Social Concerns.
Survivors include daughters Donde Plowman and Sandy Kraus and son Tom Plowman.
Service was Feb. 4 at Tulsa-Boston Avenue. Memorial gifts to: Oklahoma Methodist Manor or Boston Avenue UMC.

CONRAD — Rev. Dr. Foy Conrad, 84, of Oklahoma City, died Jan. 11, 2017. His career included missionary service in Kenya and as an evangelist nationally for The United Methodist Church.
In Oklahoma he pastored at Bethel, Wesley Chapel, New Church, and St. Paul’s, all in Lawton; Hunter; Lucien; Coalgate/Centrahoma; and Pauls Valley; and he was an associate at OKC-First in retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Conrad; sons Craig and Murry Conrad; and stepsons Kevin, Randall, and Stephen Stephenson.
Service was Jan. 16 at Resthaven Funeral Home, Oklahoma City. Memorial gifts to: Circle of Care Boys Ranch or the Alzheimer’s Association.

HESTWOOD — Bernice Hestwood, 95, of Amarillo, Texas, died Jan. 11, 2017. She was the widow of Rev. Dr. Bill Hestwood, who died in 2004. Among survivors are sons Art, John, and Jim Hestwood. Service was Jan. 17 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Memorial gifts to: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Foundation.

• Joella Masoner died Jan. 24. She was the mother of Rev. Larry Masoner, pastor at Mooreland.
• Orah Chaffin died Jan. 29. She was the mother of Stillwater-First Senior Pastor Mike Chaffin.

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