Ellen Adele Monteith

Monteith-Enlargement-and-Obit-180x300Ellen Adele Monteith, 53, of Amarillo, died Monday, May 27, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Area 10 at John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 Bell St., with Kurt Oheim, pastor, Pinnacle Community Church, officiating. You are encouraged to bring a picnic supper as friends and family gather to enjoy an evening in the park following the service. Picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. If inclement weather, the service will be at Pinnacle Community Church, 7200 Arden Rd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ellen was born Nov. 23, 1959, in Amarillo, to David and Faye Edwards. She married Kelley Monteith on Sept. 7, 2002, in Amarillo. Ellen worked as a dog groomer at Need Us Bark Us and previously as a cake decorator for Belmar Bakery. She was a member of Pinnacle Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kelley Monteith, of the home; her mother, Faye Edwards of Dumas; two daughters, Serena Shelton and Kandi Kempf, both of Amarillo; four sisters, Becky Farrar of Rolla, MO, Cindy Mathis of Amarillo, and Sarah Faraclas of Redlands, CA and Crystal Burton of Riverside, CA; and two grandchildren, Braylen and Beckett.

The family suggests memorials be made to Amarillo Humane Society, 3501 S. Osage St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

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Mary Frances Payne

Payne-Obit-Pic-189x300Mary Frances Payne, 87, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3500 S. Bowie, with the Rev. Stephen Friedrich, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mary was born September 6, 1925, in Frederick, Oklahoma to Isaac Sam and Margaret Gilbert Prescott. In January of 1951, she married Durward V. Payne, who preceded her in death in 1994.

At the age of 7, Mary and her mother moved to the Bivins Farm north of Amarillo in present day River Road following the passing of her father. She attended River Road schools until the age of 15 when they moved into town. Mary attended Elizabeth Nixon Junior High and graduated from Amarillo High in 1944. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Texas State University in 1948.

Mary taught third grade and learning disabled students at Amarillo’s Eastridge Elementary school from the mid 60’s until the mid 80s. An avid reader, she loved sewing and quilting.

Survivors include her son Bruce Payne and wife Jackie, a daughter Barbara Fjetland all of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Jennifer Payne, Crystal Hisel and husband Dryller, and Cole Fjetland and wife Stephanie; and seven great-grandchildren.

A sincere thank you to Interim hospice and the Interim care givers who assisted Mary during her last days.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3500 S. Bowie St., Amarillo, 79109.

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Henry J. “Hank” Vogeler

Vogeler-Obit-Photo-194x300Henry J. “Hank” Vogeler, 76, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Hank was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Hancock, Michigan to Henry and Maria Vogeler. He was a graduate of Ishpeming, MI High School and went to be a proud Michigan State Spartan graduating in 1958 with a business degree. On Nov. 29, 1958, Hank married Suzanne “Suzie” Larsen. Hank was a proud shareholder and an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

During his work with IBP, he relocated to Amarillo as the plant manager. After a short move away, Hank would return to the city he called home and partner in San Jacinto Frozen Foods eventually buying out and owning the business for over 25 years.

Hank retired and enjoyed traveling with Suzie around the US in their travel trailer often taking the grandchildren with them.

Hank is survived by Suzie, his wife of 55 years; daughters, Sandy Vogeler and Maria Vogeler, both of Denver, CO; a son, Kurt Vogeler and his wife Cheri of Amarillo; granddaughters, Kalie Vogeler-Stephens of College Station, and Jessie Vogeler of Amarillo; a sister, Margaret Ingrish of Des Plains, IL; and a brother, Pastor Pete Vogeler of Sanborn, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr #110, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Edena “Dena” Beard Cobb

Cobb-Obit-Photo-200x300Edena “Dena” Beard Cobb, 92, a former longtime resident of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Brentwood, Tenn.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Reed Redus, associate pastor at First Baptist Church Amarillo, officiating. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dena was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Sinton, Tex., to Dora Cavanaugh and Ernest Mabry Beard. She grew up on a farm outside of Taft and graduated from Taft High School in 1938. She won a music scholarship to Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, and transferred the following year to Baylor University in Waco, also on a scholarship with the Baylor Golden Wave Band. She graduated in 1942 from Baylor with a bachelor of business administration degree and started working at the naval air station in Corpus Christi, where she remained until the end of the World War II in 1945. While attending Baylor, she had met James Franklin Cobb of Caldwell, Tex., and after he returned from the war, they married Oct. 20, 1945, in Taft.

After the wedding, she and Jim moved to Amarillo and set up residence. She was an active member and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church for 40 years. While rearing three children, she began teaching night school at Amarillo College. After receiving her master’s degree in Business Administration from West Texas State University, she became a full-time professor in the Department of Office Occupations at AC, teaching a myriad of courses. She spent her last years at AC teaching court reporting and was devoted to the program and to her students. She retired in 1984.

Dena was one of the directors and an officer for the Amarillo School Employee Credit Union (Education Credit Union) for many years. She also was a member of the National and Texas Business Education Association, Texas Junior College Teachers Association, and Zeta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was chosen Business Teacher of the Year from District XVI in 1977-78.

She left Amarillo in 1986 and moved to Houston, where she was an active member and president of the Sugar Land Garden Club. In 1996, she and Jim moved to Brentwood, where she joined Brentwood Baptist Church.

Our mother was a hard worker, who inspired her children to believe in the opportunities that come through perseverance and education. She supported all our endeavors and was a working mom who was always there for us. During the last years of her life, our father was her primary caregiver, never leaving her side, keeping her informed of everything that was happening in the world and in our lives. We were blessed to have her for so many years and will miss her always.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters: Lorna Marie Beard and Mary Etta Beard Ritchie.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years; a daughter, Linda Cobb Bigham and partner Vivian Salazar of Amarillo; a son, James Gray Cobb and wife Jonita King Cobb of Euless; a daughter, Dena K. Cobb Buford and husband Mark Buford of Brentwood, TN.; six grandchildren: Todd Bigham of Amarillo, Hayden Bigham McKinney of Rowlett, Aaron James Cobb of Richardson, Adriane Cobb Davenport of Trophy Club; and Kristen Buford Rodewald and Jade Buford, both of Brentwood; 11 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Mabry Beard of Jacksonville, TX.

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Winston Allen Sorrell

Sorrell-Obit-PicWinston Allen Sorrell, 73, of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Winston was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Claude Allen and Lois Louise Sorrell. His childhood was spent in Amarillo, Ropesville and Claude. He graduated from Claude High School in 1961. He lived for many years in Houston where he was self-employed and returned to Amarillo in 1988. He retired from Iowa Beef Packers in 2004.

An avid reader, he never stopped learning and loved a good debate about the current issues of the day. Winston will be remembered by many for his unconditional kindness to everyone; friends, family and total strangers. He will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Beverly Sorrell Wickham.

Survivors include a brother, Phil Sorrell and wife Martha of Amarillo; two nieces, Sheri Sorrell of Amarillo and Sandi Sorrell Morrison of Lewisville; a nephew, John Wickham and wife Clayann of Carizzo Springs; four great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the funeral home.

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Deborah “Debie” Elaine Elliott

Elliott-Obit-Photo-197x300Deborah “Debie” Elaine Elliott, 57, of Amarillo, completed the circle of life on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Debie was born Jan. 8, 1956, in Virginia Beach to the late Carlos Henderson and Evelyn Barnes. She spent her childhood in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High in 1974. Debie loved her family dearly and considered them her most valuable gift.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Terry, and a grandson, Makai Desean.

Survivors include five children, Kelsey and wife Amalie; Destiny and husband Kevin, Kaleb and girlfriend Gloria, Kristie and husband Jarrod and Krishauna and husband Earl; 13 granddaughters, Aries, Anisten, Jada, Taji, Adriauna, Raina, K’Viana, Lindsey, Kiauna, Kaitlyn, Hope, Hannah and Shalamaar; a grandson, Isaac; a great-granddaughter, Aniah; a great-grandbaby due Oct. 17th; two brothers, Carl Henderson of Plainview and Calvin Henderson of Phoenix; a special niece, Misty McCambell of Clarendon; and her childhood best friend, Donna Youngblood of Lawton, OK.

The family requests donations in her name be made to Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Doryse Talbot

Talbot-241x300Doryse Talbot, 95, of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with John Early officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Miss Talbot was born May 5, 1918, in Enid, Oklahoma to George and Wilda Talbot. She graduated Oklahoma A&M with a BS in home economics. Doryse taught school, worked for an oil company and American National Bank. Doryse was an international traveler. She attended First Church of Christ, Scientist.

She is survived by several very dear friends; and caregivers, Evyone Pope and Betty Jo Jones

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Charles Fred Stehr

1100_memorialCharles Fred Stehr 71, of Amarillo died Monday, May 27, 2013 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel with Jim Myers, pastor of Oakdale First Freewill Baptist Church oficiating. Graveside services will be at 3:00 PM Friday at Granite Cemetery in Granite, OK. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

Mr. Stehr was born in Granite. He served in the Army during the Berlin Crisis. After his honorable service to our country, Mr. Stehr worked as an electronics repairman for many years. He retired in 2003 from CR Industries in Hobart.

He moved to Amarillo in 2003. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend. Mr. Stehr was a member of Oakdale First Freewill Baptist Church.

He married Helen Radcliff in 2003 at Clovis, NM.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, 1 son, Charles E. Stehr of Amarillo; 3 step-sons, Terry D. Bussey of Wichita Falls, Richard Kevin Bussey of Amarillo and Daniel Thrasher of Pace, FL; 3 sisters, Ruth Hawkins of Memphis, TX., Shirley Hudson of LA., and Lelan Penison of GA.; and 2 brothers Ricky Dale Covington of Little Rock, AR and Ruben Stehr of Kansas City, MO; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

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Antonia Julia Cordero

a73533217a0548069c184f3c7ea81792Antonia Julia Cordero of Amarillo died Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, May 30 at New Life Embassy Church with Spike Maldonado officiating. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur.

Antonia was born in Del Rio to Juan and Martha Rodriguez. She moved to Amarillo in 1973. Antonia had a loving heart and was loved my many. She was known as abuela, grandma and conyo to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed making tortillas and beans for her family. Antonia lived by faith to the end and wishes her family health and happiness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anastacio Cordero; daughter, Velma Segura; 2 grandsons, Dusty Entrekin and Danny Villegas; and a sister Lala Aguero.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Virginia Villegas, Mary Rodriguez and husband Santos, Lupita Mendoza, all of Amarillo, and Janie Villegas and husband Frank of Dumas; 4 sons, Eugene and wife Delia, Joe, Cruz and wife Frances all of Amarillo and Jesse of Austin; brother, Juan Rodriguez of San Jose, CA; 35 grandchildren; 123 great-grandchildren and 186 great-great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to New Life Embassy Church, 406 Pittsburgh, Amarillo, Tx 79104.

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Wanda LaNelle Hodges Flippin Shanks

50863d5771e94bd4af120e8e7809a1e3Wanda LaNelle Hodges Flippin Shanks died May 26, 2013 in her home.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel with Chad Mantooth, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S Georgia.

Wanda was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Cottle County to Gaines Clifford Hodges and Lilly Mae Barkly. She was a resident of Amarillo since 1949. She married Robert C. Flippin on July 1 1946 in Chillicothe, Texas. Robert preceded her in death in 1991. She married Roy Shanks of Fort Smith, Arkansas in October 1992 in Amarillo, Texas. He preceded her in death in 2010.
Wanda was a follower of Jesus Christ since age 12 and worshiped and served her Lord at Temple Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, Bell Avenue Baptist Church and First Baptist Church across the years. She loved being a mother and caring for her family.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Baby Boy Flippin and two brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Flippin Jeane and husband Reuben, a son, Rob Flippin and wife Edy, and two step sons Greg Shanks and wife Terri, and Jack Shanks and wife Mary Ruth. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jeremiah, Amanda, Bethany, Matthew, Brad, Heather and Sam.

The family suggests memorials be to Gideon’s International, 2200 SW 7th, Amarillo, Tx 79106.

The family will receive guests at their homes.

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