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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


Tulsa County Sheriff's Office mourns sudden death of chaplain

Connie Hyatt, who had been in the role with the agency since 2018, reportedly suffered a fatal brain aneurysm. Read more


Services set Saturday for former Tulsa superintendent Keith Ballard

Services for former superintendent of Tulsa, Claremore and Oologah schools Keith Ballard are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Claremore. Read more


Keith Ballard, 'a powerful force in Oklahoma education,' dies nine months after diagnosis with ALS, Lou’s Gehrig’s disease

Ballard became a household name in Tulsa when he became superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools in 2008. But his public profile expanded across the state after Oklahoma instituted school report cards. #oklaed Read more


Longtime Owasso Police Officer Howard Smith dies from COVID-19

Howard Smith, a 21-year veteran of the Owasso Police Department, succumbed to complications associated with COVID-19 on Monday. Read more


Osage artist Shan Gray dies at 65

A native of Bartlesville, Gray enjoyed a prolific sculpting career. Some of his best known works were his lifelike sports figures. His largest work is part of a Veterans Memorial in Norman. Read more


Joan Hastings Camp, former Tulsa County clerk, state legislator, dies at 89

A memorial service for Joan Hastings Camp is set for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the First Presbyterian Church. Read more


Ed Wheeler, retired Oklahoma National Guard brigadier general, dies at 83

A service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore’s Southlawn Funeral Home. 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


Todd Akin, whose ‘legitimate rape’ comment derailed his US Senate run, dies at 74

ST. LOUIS — Todd Akin, a former six-term U.S. congressman from suburban St. Louis who lost a U.S. Senate race to Democrat Claire McCaskill … Read more


Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Read more


Dick Gallup, acclaimed member of 'Tulsa School of Poetry,' dies

Gallup died of natural causes Jan. 27 in San Francisco, where he had lived for 30 years. He was 79. 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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