HINKLE-- Christine (Dilday) , widow of Henry Hinkle and long-time Bartlesville resident, died December 5, 1998. She was born on February 6, 1911 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, TN to Sheridan Elwood and Visie Ann (Petty) Dilday. Her family moved to Broken Arrow, OK in 1918 and in 1925 moved to Pawhuska, OK, where she was graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1928 as an honor student, active in poetry and journalism. After graduation she was employed as a Secretary/Bookkeeper in the law firm of Humphrey and Spence in Pawhuska. In December, 1929 the family moved to Barlesville, where she was employed as a Secretary at Phillips Petroleum Company. She became a member of the First Baptist Church, where she met Henry William Hinkle and they were married there on April 30, 1933. After her marriage she resigned from Phillips to become a full time homemaker. She continued to be active in the church throughout her life. As a young mother she belonged to the Progressive Mothers' Club and a sewing club in which she remained active for more than 50 years. Christine enjoyed gardening, reading, antiques, duplicate bridge and golf. She was a member of Hillcrest Country Club and active in the Salvation Army Auxiliary. Until her last illness she loved to play the piano and sing hymns, harmonizing with others in her lovely alto voice. Mr. Hinkle was Comptroller of Phillips Petroleum Company from 1956 until his retirement in 1967. He preceded his wife in death on December 23, 1974. Mrs. Hinkle moved to Green Country Village in September, 1990 and lived there until moving to the Alzheimer's unit of St. Simeon's Episcopal Home in Tulsa in October, 1994. Survivors include her 2 sisters, Ruth Dennis and Ludie Hitchcock, both of Bartlesville; 3 children, Donald Henry and his wife, Helen of Green Village, NJ, Janet Ruth (Hinkle) McCracken and her husband, Douglas of Bartlesville and William Harvey and his wife, Kathryn of Tulsa; grandchildren, John E. McCracken, Deborah (Hinkle) Cordone, Katherine (Hinkle) Bell, Michael McCracken, Kenneth McCracken, Christopher Hinkle, Kathryn Dawn Hinkle and Kerry (McCracken) Solomon; great-grandchildren, Blake McCracken and Elizabeth McCracken; 6 nephews and 4 nieces. Besides her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hinkle was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Memorial service for Mrs. Hinkle will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Bartlesville. Private family committal rites will be at the family plot in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Simeon's Episcopal Home, Tulsa.
KENNEDY-- Edmund T. , Osage County banker and rancher, died at home of cancer on December 7, 1998. Born October 15, 1919, Mr. Kennedy was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pawhuska serving in various leadership capacities including elder. His most recent years were spent living in Oklahoma City where he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Mr. Kennedy attended Phillips Academy at Andover, MA; Pembroke Day School, Kansas City, MO; Yale University and the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in WWII in the Field Artillery, taught at Officers Candidate School and later served with the occupational force in Japan. Continuing his service during the Korean War, he served as a Major in the 45th Artillery Division. Mr. Kennedy had a distinguished business and civic career. In 1956 he was a member of the first agricultural exchange group that traveled throughout the former U.S.S.R. While serving as President of the National Bank of Commerce in Pawhuska for 33 years, he was active in the Rotary Club, 4-H, VFW, the OU Sooner Club and the Touchdown Club. He was also honored to be one of three charter members of the OU Beef Club. He was a past President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, a co-founder and past President of the Pawhuska Golf and Country Club, a founding supporter of the Pawhuska Educational Trust and an early supporter of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Bette Kilpatrick Kennedy; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Claire Haydel and R.E. II, Oklahoma City, Blake Bennett and Dorsett C., Roswell, NM and Laura Gary and Robert S., Edmond; and 4 grandchildren, Becky Keffer, Norman, Laura Keffer, Lubbock, TX and Kate and Stephen Gary, Edmond. Service will be held Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City with interment following at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Mercy Hospice and the caring doctors, Stephen Adler, Michael Keefer, Gary Larsen, Ray Smith and Morris Wizenberg. Special thanks are extended to his caretakers for their constant loving kindness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Pawhuska Educational Trust, c/o NBC Bank of Pawhuska, Box 27, Pawhuska, OK 74056. Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper, 405-848-3744
SHILLING-- Mary Luella , died December 8, 1998 at her home. Born April 3, 1912 to Neal and Zula Hardesty in Red Fork, OK. Preceded in death by her husband, Basil E. Shilling. She is survived by: brothers, Lloyd Hardesty of Nashville, IL and Glen Hardesty of Tulsa; sister, Mrs. Florene Spurlock of Tulsa; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Stewart of Collinsville and their children, Beverly Thompson, Perry and Tom Stewart; son and daughter-in-law, Clark and Connie Shilling of Tulsa and their children, Joshua and Julianne Shilling; great-grandchild, Billy Sam of Skiatook. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and caring neighbor, she will be dearly missed by family and friends. Service 2 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 1998, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. Moore's Eastlawn Chapel, 622-1155.
SPENCE-- Wayman Rutherford , age 64, of Waco, died Sunday, December 6, 1998. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at First Baptist Church of Waco with the Dr. Jeffry Zurheide, Rev. Dale Wood Peterson and Dr. Brett Younger officiating. Dr. Spence was born October 4, 1934 in Tulsa, OK to Thomas and Inez Spence. Spence graduated from Oklahoma State University before earning his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He served his residency at Ohio State Medical Center, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. During his residency, Spence worked on a research project that resulted in medicine's first silicone padding. The product was sold to the Stryker Medical Corporation prior to Spence's becoming the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. In 1967, while still in Utah, Spence founded Spenco Medical Corporation, a company that specialized in unique medical products and inventions. Spenco moved to Waco in 1970 and sold to Kimberly-Clark Corp. in 1984. Spence retained the health education division, HEALTH EDCO, which led to the formation of WRS Group, Inc., currently the leading health education company in America. Other achievements of Dr. Spence include the development of over 300 medical/sports medicine products (38 patents) and over 500 health education products currently sold in over 50 countries. Dr. Spence's most recent accomplishments are the Texas Playhouse and the Playhouse Cafe. Spence was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald. Survivors include his wife, Donna; his children, Thomas and wife, Amy, David and wife, Cynthia and Susannah and husband, Scott Salmans; 9 grandchildren and his cousin, Bill Orrison. Memorials may be made to Central Texas Senior Ministry, P.O. Box 85, Waco, TX 76703 or Community Cancer Assoc., 3000 Herring Ave., Waco, TX 76708. WILKIRSON-HATCH-BAILEY.
TAYLOR-- Thomas Willard, 66. Service will be at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel, Longview, TX, Wednesday, December 9 at 1 p.m. with Richard Jones, Minister officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Taylor passed away Sunday in a Longview nursing home. Mr. Taylor was a member of the American Legion, served in the U.S. armed service and had been employed by the U.S. government as a Courier. Mr. Taylor was formerly of Drumright. He is survived by the following nieces and nephews, Terry and Rick Flanagan of Longview, TX, Rhonda and Jim Robertson of Grapevine, TX, Sue Lynn Pinkerton of Tahlequah, OK, Don and Katy Taylor of League City, TX, Randy Taylor of Houston, TX and Gary and Linda Pinkerton of Tulsa, OK. Services are under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home.
WOOD-- Marie Sue , 87, of Tulsa, passed away Monday. Member of Southeast Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Preston ``Red'' in November, 1995. Survived by: daughters, Johelen Pierce of Oklahoma City, Virginia Illingsworth of Tulsa; sons, Louis Wood of Nowata, OK, R.W. Wood of Lenapah, OK; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild. Service 2 p.m., Thursday, Moore's Eastlawn Chapel. Interment Floral Haven Cemetery. 622-1155.