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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 auto dealership owner Don Thornton dies at 87

A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church. It may be viewed live online at asburytulsa.org/events/live. Read more


Service held for former Sand Springs Mayor Artie Palk, 82

Sand Springs' eighth mayor, Palk also was a vice president at Bank One in Tulsa and was a Big 8 Conference football official from 1969 to 1992. Read more


Tulsa volunteer and philanthropist Maxine Zarrow dies at 95; service set for Thursday

A graveside service for Maxine Zarrow is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Memorial Park. Read more


Longtime Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation president dies at 73

Dr. Stephen Prescott led OMRF through the largest campus expansion in its history. After documenting a yearslong cancer journey, he announced last month he was retiring because of his health. Read more


Former lawmaker, Senate leader Bob Cullison dies Tuesday

He served in the Oklahoma House, was leader of the Oklahoma Senate and served on the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Read more


Oscar Nipps Jr., WWII veteran who helped liberate Philippines, infamous prison camp, dies at 95

Nipps was featured in the Tulsa World’s Serving Our Country series and book. A service is set for Saturday at Hayhurst Funeral Home. Read more


Sculptor Jason M. 'Briggs' Stone dies at 76

Services are scheduled April at 1 the Willard Stone homeplace in Locust Grove. 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


Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77. Read more


California woman who fought to honor 'Rosie the Riveters' dies

Phyllis Gould, 99, was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She pushed for creation of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, established in 2000, and for the declaration of national Rosie the Riveter Day, held annually on March 21. Before her death she was helping design a Congressional Gold Medal to be issued next year to honor the Rosies. Read more

Floyd Cooper, acclaimed children's illustrator, dead at 65

NEW YORK — Floyd Cooper, an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s books whose mission to offer candid and positive images of B… Read more


Robert Shaw, an AP bureau chief in 3 US states, dies

Robert Shaw, whose more than 40-year career with The Associated Press included leading news coverage in three states, has died. He was 79. Read more


Rice RB tackled off bench in the 1954 Cotton Bowl has died

Dicky Maegle, the Rice running back tackled in the 1954 Cotton Bowl by an Alabama player who came off the bench in one of the most legendary plays in college football history, has died. Read more

Death Notices

Deaths published Saturday, Jul 31, 2021

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