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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


Jim Tygart, World War II jeep driver from Broken Arrow, dies at 102

A celebration of life is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Northside Christian Church in Broken Arrow. Read more


Tulsa native Jim Hartz, former 'Today' show co-host, dies at 82

He co-anchored NBC's morning news series from 1974 to 1977 and, between his time at NBC and PBS, won Emmys for his coverage of the Apollo moon missions and 1973 Arab-Israeli War. Read more


Joe Worley, longtime Tulsa World executive editor, dies at 74

Joe Worley, who was also a retired lieutenant colonel for the Oklahoma National Guard, led the World newsroom as executive editor for 19 years, steering it through an era of big change and unprecedented challenges. Read more


Edmund Orwat, Tulsa World War II veteran, dies at 97

Orwat was featured in the Tulsa World's World War II Veterans Remember series and book. Read more


Retired Lt. Col. Jim Carl, decorated WWII combat pilot, dies at 100

A service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Catoosa. Burial with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma. Read more


Tulsa Arms Show owner Joe Wanenmacher dies at 87

Joe Wanenmacher III said his father "was born and raised here, and he was proud of how big a contributor to the Tulsa economy the shows were." A service is set for Thursday. Read more


Celebrated Tulsa artist Jay O'Meilia dies at 94

O'Meilia was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1999. His works are in more than 500 private and public collections throughout the world. 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

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

The Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died. The composer known as Vangelis was 79. Read more

Maggie Peterson, famous for 'The 'Andy Griffith Show' episodes, dies

Maggie Peterson, whose character on “The Andy Griffith Show” developed a memorable infatuation with Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor, has died, her family said Monday. She was 81. 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

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Death Notices

Deaths published Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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