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Photos: Notable Deaths in 2020

A roll call of notable people who have died so far in 2020: Read more

Tulsa World Obituaries


Longtime 'OETA Movie Club' host B.J. Wexler dies

The Saturday night program quickly became a staple of OETA, with Wexler introducing classic films, offering behind-the-scenes trivia about the movies shown, and sharing celebrity photos and other memorabilia from Oklahomans. Read more


Former U.S. District Judge Thomas R. Brett dies at 89

Brett served on the Northern District of Oklahoma court for 24 years. A family-only service Friday will be livestreamed for the public. Read more


Maxine Horner, former Tulsa state legislator, advocate for Tulsa Race Massacre survivors, dies at 88

Services are pending for the former state senator, who went on from her political career to champion the cause of Tulsa Race Massacre survivors.  Read more


Funeral planned for slain Sand Springs woman, daughters

Services for Staci Smith and River and Piper Ross are at 2 p.m. Monday at Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs. Read more


Former Tulsa Police Chief Harry Stege remembered for innovation, humor and hard work: 'He didn’t just stumble up the ladder'

Many facets considered essential to larger departments today were brought to fruition under Chief Harry William Stege’s administration, including a digital records management system, an aviation unit and psychological services for officers. Read more


Tulsan Lloyd Dinsmore, WWII vet who survived Iwo Jima, shared its story, dies at 97

Dinsmore will be buried Wednesday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Read more


Tulsa restaurant icon Nelson Rogers was driven to bring 'great days' back to downtown

Rogers died having been an icon of the restaurant's more than 50-year run at 5th and Boston. A man firm in his convictions, faith and a dedication to the city he loved, Rogers and his restaurant played host to Tulsa's greatest.  Read more

Obituaries from around Tulsa


Celia "Elizabeth" Fillmore Fillmore, Celia, 100. She was a homemaker. Died Friday, November 27, 2020 in Broken Arrow, OK. Visitation was sc… Read more


Clyde Cabioc Cabioc, Clyde, 91. Welder and United States Marine Corps. Died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. Visitation was schedule… Read more



Joyce Ann (Jones) Heim Joyce Ann (Jones) Heim went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 4, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital, Tul… Read more



Patty Marie Edwards Patty Marie Edwards, age 77, of Maumee, OH, died December 1, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. She was born April 16… Read more


Rickey Eugene Eoff, Sr. Rickey Eugene Eoff, Sr., 60, gas station attendant, resident of Sand Springs, passed away Sunday, November 29 , in … Read more

Obituaries from around the world


Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96. Read more


Oscar-winning, 'irreplaceable' Cloris Leachman dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Last Picture Show” and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blücher in “Young Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died. She was 94. Read more


Mourning Don Reed Herring: Elizabeth Warren says brother in Norman dies of COVID-19

"I’m grateful to the nurses and frontline staff who took care of him," Warren tweeted, "but it’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say 'I love you' one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close." Read more

Divorces published Friday, April 10, 2020

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USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies age 97

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Read more

Death Notices

Deaths published Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Funeral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted.