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                  Peggy Jean Cookson                                                                  Iva Leota Burnett McGavran                                                        Orrin N. Pederson
  Peggy Jean Cookson, resi-                                                                        Iva Leota Burnett McGavran,                                            Orrin N. Pederson, longtime
dent of Ponca City, passed                                                                      longtime resident of Ponca                                              resident of Ponca City, passed
away Friday, July 22, 2011, at                                                                  City, died Saturday, July 23,                                           Monday, July 25, 2011, in Nor-
M.D. Anderson in Houston,                                                                       2011, at Ponca City Medical                                             man. He was 88.
Texas, after a short illness of                                                                 Center. She was 75.                                                       Orrin was born March 12,
less than two months. She was                                                                      A graveside service will                                             1923, in Thief River Falls,
74.                                                                                             be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday,                                            Minn., the son of Palmer Ped-
  The Mass of Christian Burial                                                                  July 27, at Resthaven Memo-                                             erson and Alma Anderson
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,                                                                 rial Park Cemetery with Pas-                                            Pederson. He was a gradu-
July 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic                                                                 tor Ron McCormick and Steve                                             ate of Thief River Falls High
Church with the Rev. Kevin                                                                      Bradshaw presiding. Arrange-                                            School, where he excelled at
Ratterman, celebrant. Burial                                                                    ments are under the direction                                           sports and was offered a foot-
will follow at St. Mary’s Cem-                                                                  of Grace Memorial Chapel.                                               ball scholarship to the Univer-
etery. A vigil service will be                                                                     Casket bearers will be David                                         sity of North Dakota, where he
held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July                                                                   Maxey, Marc Morain, Chris                                               later attended.
28, at the Trout Funeral Home                                                                   Stephenson, Jeff Marsten,                                                 Orrin served his country in
Chapel. Arrangements are                                                                        Tony Bales and Sam Dodds.                                               the United States Army Air
under the direction of Trout                                                                       Honorary casket bearers                                              Force with the 9th Air Force,
Funeral Home & Crematory.                                                                       will be Matt Jones and Kurt                                             36th fighter group in Europe
  Peggy was born on Feb. 12,                                                                    Purdue.                                                                 at the end of World War II.
1937, to James Eugene Brann                                                                        Iva McGavran was born Sept.                                            He married Evelyn Luree
and Ersie Virginia Lafferty                                                                     2, 1935, south of Stillwater, the                                       Hudson on March 8, 1944, in
Brann in Madison County,                                                                        daughter of Harry Burnett and         Iva Leota Burnett McGavran        Washington, Kan. The couple                Orrin N. Pederson
Tenn. She graduated from                                                                        Neva Goodenough Burnett.                                                had lived in Seattle, Chicago,
Jackson High School in Jack-                                                                    She grew up on a farm near          son, David Maxey of Mannford;       Omaha and St. Joseph, Mo.,          John, Kristie Gormley and
son, Tenn. She and her hus-                                                                     the 101 Ranch south of Ponca        one grandchild, Deidre M. Ste-      prior to moving to Ponca City       husband Jim, Karyn Pederson
band met while he was a stu-                                 Peggy Jean Cookson                 City. She attended Marland          phenson Dodds and husband           in 1969. Orrin later attended       Harris, Christian Pederson,
dent at the University of Mis-                                                                  schools first and Ponca City        Sam; three great-grandchil-         Northern Oklahoma College,          Crimson Pederson, Elizabeth
sissippi (Ole Miss, Oxford) and                     grandchildren: Tad Edward                   schools later. She graduated        dren, Matthew Wayne Dodds           where he earned his associate       Pederson, Rebekah Pederson,
visited with friends in Jack-                       Herrin Jr., Christopher Mat-                from Ponca City High School         (the Kid), Caitlin Marie Dodds      degree.                             Sarah Pederson and Joshua
son, Tenn.                                          thew Herrin, Ashley Michelle                in 1954.                            (Miss Katie) and Chloe Dawn           Orrin worked as a produc-         Pederson; and seven great-
  Peg and Ken married in Mis-                       Covalt, Jacob Alan Aupperle,                   She married Larry Allen          Dodds (Miss Chloe); two step-       tion engineer with Continen-        grandchildren, Devin Stout,
sissippi on Oct. 30, 1954, and                      Patrick Michael Aupperle and                McGavran on June 16, 1980, in       grandchildren, Mark Stephen-        tal Can Company of Ponca City       Tyler Stout, Gage Stout, Tuck-
moved to his home area in                           Katherine Elizabeth Aupper-                 Wellington, Kan. Iva worked         son and Chris Stephenson;           until his retirement in 1989.       er Stout, Scotty Hayes, Ade-
Oklahoma, where both attend-                        le; two great-grandchildren:                at the Conoco Cafeteria for 20      one niece, Desiree Morain;          The couple then operated the        lynn Marchesoni and Sever-
ed Oklahoma State University                        Kaitlyn Nicole Sharder and                  years, retiring in 1993. After      one nephew, Marc Morain;            Pederson Tax and Account-           ous Pederson.
in Stillwater. After college,                       Hunter Aaron Whitney; two                   retiring, she worked at Pio-        and one great friend, Sandra        ing service. He was a member          He was preceded in death
they settled in Ponca City.                         sisters: Nancy Jane Brann                   neer Vo-Tech, The Sterling          Marsten, all of Ponca City.         of First Presbyterian Church        by his parents; his wife; one
  Peg was a full-time mom until                     Alexander and her husband                   House Retirement Center               Iva was preceded in death         and the Masonic Lodge, where        infant son; his three-year-old
her daughters left home. She                        Quentin and Dr. Joyce Anne                  and the Renaissance Retire-         by her parents; one son, Mat-       he had held the office of Royal     brother, Amos Pederson; and
then worked as a dental recep-                      Brann Bittle; one niece, Dr.                ment facility as a cook. She        thew Wayne Simmons; one sis-        Patron of the Order of Ama-         infant sibling twins.
tionist until she became the pri-                   Jane Alicia Alexander; two                  was a member of Bible Meth-         ter, Lois Morain; one grand-        ranth.                                Services will be held at 2
mary caregiver of her parents                       nephews: Dr. Steven Marsden                 odist Church, United States         daughter, Carla Ann Hodges            His enjoyments were his           p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at
when they were no longer able                       Alexander and Rev. Father                   Humane Society, Veterans            Bales; and several other fam-       family, music, sports — espe-       Grace Memorial Chapel with
to care for themselves in Jack-                     Joseph (Fred Lawrence Bittle                First and Wounded Warriors.         ily members that include an         cially football, carpentry work     the Rev. Robert Weaver pre-
son, Tenn. She and Ken moved                        III); and several great-nieces,             Her enjoyments were play-           aunt, Ada Seifert, and best         and his pet poodle “Nicky.”         siding. Interment will follow
them to Ponca City to reside in                     nephews and cousins. She also               ing with her great-grandchil-       friend, Luanne Lanning.               He is survived by his four        in I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Ponca
their home until their deaths in                    leaves behind sisters-in-law:               dren, attending flea markets          Memorial       contributions      children, Luree Pederson            City.
1992 and 1998.                                      Jane Raye Dance and Judy                    and collecting bear dolls. Iva      may be made to the United           Hayes and husband John of             Casket bearers will be his
  Peg gathered a large circle                       Kaye Archer; and one brother-               also had a favorite pet Pekin-      States Humane Society, 2100         Ponca City, Marsha Pederson         family members.
of friends, including her Beta                      in-law, Jerry Dean Cookson.                 ese, Dimples Marcus Allen           L. Street, NW, Washington, DC       Mumby and husband Don of              Memorial contributions may
Sigma Phi sorority sisters and                        She was preceded in death                 McGavran, that passed in 2008.      20037.                              Oklahoma City, Mark Ped-            be made to Hospice of North
her St. Mary’s Catholic Church                      by two infants, Kenneth Bruce                  Iva is survived by her hus-        Mrs. McGavran’s online            erson and wife Suzanne of           Central Oklahoma, 1904 North
friends. She and Ken have                           Cookson Jr. and Mechel Renee                band of 31 years, Larry; one        guestbook may be signed at          Lewisville, Texas and Brent         Union, Suite 103, Ponca City,
enjoyed spending time fishing                       Cookson; and her parents.                   daughter, Vickie Simmons Ste-       www.gracememorialchapel.            Pederson and wife Theresa           OK 74601.
and relaxing at their cabin in                        Casket bearers will be Bart               phenson and husband Jay Dee         net.                                of Sapulpa; 11 grandchildren,         Mr. Pederson’s online guest-
Cassville, Mo.                                      Auppurle, Christopher Mat-                  of Ponca City; one adopted                             paid obituary    Todd Hayes, Scott Hayes             book may be signed at www.
  She leaves her loving hus-                        thew Herrin, Jacob Alan                                                                                             and wife Kristi, Amy Hayes
band of 56 years, Kenneth                           Aupperle and Patrick Michael                                                                                        Marchesoni and husband                                paid obituary

Bruce Cookson. She is also                          Aupperle.
survived by three daughters:
Julianna Lea Cookson of
                                                      Honorary casket bearer will
                                                    be Tad Edward Herrin Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lorell B. Penoi
Charlotte, N.C., Teresa Renee                         Memorial contributions may
Cookson Auppurle and her                            be made to St. Mary’s Catho-                                                                                          Lorell B. “Lou” Penoi, home-
husband Bart of Victoria,
Texas and Antionette Diane
                                                    lic School, 415 South Seventh
                                                    Street, Ponca City, OK 74601.
                                                                                                               William Gene Boyd                                        maker and longtime resident
                                                                                                                                                                        of Ponca City, passed away
Cookson of Dallas, Texas; six                                         paid obituary                                                                                     peacefully at Via Christi Vil-
                                                                                                  BLACKWELL — William               Bill” made him happy.               lage on Sunday, July 24, 2011.
                                                                                                Gene “Bill” Boyd, former resi-        Bill is survived by his two
Republican-Leaning Group
                                                                                                                                                                        She was 96.
                                                                                                dent of Blackwell, died Sun-        sisters, Rose Ann Kliewer             The service will be held at
                                                                                                day, July 24, 2011, at Waynoka      of Enid and Mary Katherine          11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28,
Targets Senate Democrats                                                                        Nursing Center in Waynoka.
                                                                                                  William Gene “Bill” Boyd
                                                                                                was born July 26, 1962, in
                                                                                                                                    “Kathy” Sixkiller of Black-
                                                                                                                                    well; and by his nieces, neph-
                                                                                                                                    ews and great-nieces and
                                                                                                                                                                        at First Presbyterian Church
                                                                                                                                                                        with the Rev. Eric Dittman
                                                                                                                                                                        officiating. The burial will pre-
  WASHINGTON        (AP)    —                      Claire McCaskill of Missouri,                Houston, Texas to Walter            great-nephews.                      cede the service at Resthaven
Crossroads GPS, a conser-                          Jon Tester of Montana, Ben                   Emmett Boyd and Rosemary              He was preceded in death          Memorial Park at 10 a.m. The
vative group connected to                          Nelson of Nebraska and Sher-                 Boyer Boyd. Bill attended           by his parents and grandpar-        family will greet friends from
Republican strategist Karl                         rod Brown of Ohio. The Demo-                 grade schools in Arkansas           ents.                               6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednes-
Rove, is releasing a new ad                        crats are all considered top                 City, Kan., Newkirk and               Memorial       services   are     day, July 27, at Trout Funer-
campaign that targets five                         targets by national Repub-                   Blackwell. He received his          scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday,        al Home. Arrangements are
Democratic senators up for                         licans and could determine                   GED while living in McAl-           July 29, at the Roberts and         under the direction of Trout
re-election in 2012 on taxes                       whether Democrats maintain                   ester. Bill traveled around         Son Funeral Home Chapel in          Funeral Home & Crematory.
and spending, potent issues as                     control of the Senate in 2013.               the United States exten-            Blackwell with James W. Rob-          Lou was born in Pocahon-
President Barack Obama and                           The ad campaign announced                  sively; mostly hitchhiking          erts officiating.                   tas, Ark., on March 31, 1915,
Congress attempt to address                        Tuesday features constituents                from place to place, seeing           Memorials may be made to          to Lottie Hibbard and Rob-
the federal debt.                                  urging the lawmakers to cut                  the country. He was never           the family of Bill Boyd in care     ert Edgar Cooper. Her parents                Lorell B. Penoi
  The group said it would                          spending and not raise taxes.                long in one place, sharing          of Roberts and Son Funeral          died when she was 12 years
spend $1.6 million to run ads                      “No more blank checks,” the                  most of his formative years         Home, 120 West Padon, Black-        old so she and her two sisters      many blue ribbons.
through Aug. 6 that focus on                       constituents say in the ads,                 in Newkirk with his sisters,        well, OK 74631.                     and four brothers went to live        Lou is survived by two
Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida,                      which promote a website by                   aunt and grandmother.                 Online condolences may be         with relatives in Anadarko,         daughters, Sharon Armstrong
                                                   the same name, www.nomore-                     He dearly loved his nieces        made at www.robertsandson-          where she graduated from            and her husband Kenneth of
                                                                      and nephews, being “Uncie                              high school in 1933.                Bartlesville and Pamela Iron
                                                     Obama and Congress face                                                                                              She married Mark R. Penoi         of Tahlequah; one son, Zandel
  Oklahoma Lottery                                 an Aug. 2 deadline to avoid a                Post Office Ponders Closing                                             in 1936 and they moved to           Penoi Conover of Ponca City;
                                                   potential government default.                                                                                        Ponca City for work oppor-          three granddaughters, Andrea
       Winning Numbers
    Drawn in ’Pick 3’ Game
                                                     Crossroads and its affiliated
                                                   organization, American Cross-
                                                                                                More Than 1 in 10 Retail Outlets                                        tunities. Lou belonged to
                                                                                                                                                                        First Presbyterian Church for
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Iron Harlan of Tahlequah,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julie Armstrong and her hus-
  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —                             roads, spent $38.6 million in                                                                                        over 60 years, serving as a         band Tom of Pittsburg, Kan.,
The winning numbers in Mon-                        2010 and were considered piv-                  By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID                Most of the offices that face    Sunday school and vacation          and Jennifer Nider and her
day evening’s drawing of the                       otal in helping Republicans                          Associated Press            review are in rural areas, but      Bible school teacher and a          husband Jim of Wamego, Kan.;
Oklahoma Lottery’s “Pick 3”                        capture control of the House                   WASHINGTON (AP) — The             postal officials say they are       choir mom. She was also a           one brother, Woodrow Cooper
game were:                                         and reduce the Democrats’                    Postal Service is considering       looking into alternative ser-       very active member of the           of Lufkin, Texas; eight great-
  5-9-8                                            margin in the Senate. The                    closing more than one in 10 of      vice, such as locating offices      women’s association of the          grandchildren; and two great-
  (five, nine, eight)                              group has said it will spend                 its retail outlets.                 in local businesses, town halls     church and she and her hus-         great-grandchildren. She has
       Winning Numbers                             $20 million this summer on a                   The financially troubled          or community centers.               band were sponsors for youth        many nieces and nephews
    Drawn in ’Cash 5’ Game                         series of ads critical of Obama              agency was announcing Tues-            In those cases the so-called     church camps. She also served       that she has remained close to
  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —                             and Democrats in the House                   day that it will study more         Village Post Office would           10 years as a Kay County elec-      throughout her life. They all
The winning numbers in Mon-                        and Senate.                                  than 3,600 local offices,           replace one to be closed.           tion judge for her precinct.        have loving memories of her
day evening’s drawing of the                         Crossroads GPS President                   branches and stations for pos-         Coming     under      review       Lou was a homemaker who           zest for life, which was a posi-
Oklahoma Lottery’s “Cash 5”                        and CEO Steven Law said                      sible closing.                      doesn’t necessarily mean an         loved to cook for her family.       tive influence on them.
game were:                                         Obama and Senate Democrats                     Currently the post office         office will close. The post         She was always sharing reci-          Lou was preceded in death
  02-03-21-22-35                                   “have blown a massive hole in                operates more than 31,000 retail    office announced in January it      pes and cooking their favorite      by her loving husband, Mark
  (two, three, twenty-one,                         the deficit and it’s time to take            outlets across the country, down    was reviewing 1,400 offices for     foods. She was an excellent         Penoi, whom she was married
twenty-two, thirty-five)                           away their blank check.”                     from 38,000 a decade ago, but       closing. So far 280 have been       seamstress, sewing for her          to for 60 years; two sisters,
                                                                                                in recent years business has        closed and 200 have finished        daughters, granddaughters           Dorcus Graham and Helen
                                                                                                declined sharply as first-class     the review process and will         and great-granddaughter. She        Robins; three brothers, Durell

                                                                                                mail moved to the Internet. In      remain open.                        belonged to the WahShaShe           Cooper, Carl Cooper and How-
                                                                                                addition, the recession resulted       Once an office is selected       Home extension club, where          ard Cooper; and one nephew,
                                                                                                in a decline in advertising mail,   for a review, people served by      she entered many of her cloth-      Duke Cooper.
                                                                                                and the agency lost $8 billion      that office will have 60 days to    ing pieces in the Home Exten-         The casket bearers will be
                                                                                                last year.                          file their comments.                sion County Fairs and won           Tom Thomas, Jim Nider, Tay-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            lor Thomas, Joshua Nider,

                                                                                                Auditor Works To Clear Backlog                                                                              Chase Vann and Collin Vann.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Memorial contributions may
                                                                                                                                                                                                            be given in Lorell’s name to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Marland Children’s Home,
                                                                                                  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)                little restructuring within the     longer, Jones said.                 1300 Summers Place, Ponca
                                                                                                — When State Auditor and            agency to achieve that goal.”         Similarly, special investiga-     City, OK 74604.
                                                                                                Inspector Gary Jones took              Auditors assigned to coun-       tive audit requests have been                          paid obituary
                                                                                                office this year, he found a        ties that have gone three years     waiting for up to two years
                                                                                                backlog of county audits that       or more without an audit are        before beginning. In some
                                                                                                stretched back at least five
                                                                                                                                    checking financial records for
                                                                                                                                    those years, Jones said. That
                                                                                                                                                                        cases, the field work was
                                                                                                                                                                        completed but the report was
                                                                                                  Jones said he has made some
                                                                                                headway, performing four of the
                                                                                                                                    helps expedite the process.
                                                                                                                                       “If the last one’s been done
                                                                                                                                                                        never finalized, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                          “These requests involve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PONCA CITY
                                                                                                six county audits that hadn’t
                                                                                                been done since 2005 and 10
                                                                                                                                    in 2008, we’ll do at least ‘09
                                                                                                                                    and ‘10 and we may go ahead
                                                                                                                                                                        allegations of fraud, waste or
                                                                                                                                                                        abuse, and we have an obliga-
                                                                                                of the 16 that hadn’t been con-     and do ‘11 while we’re there,”      tion to get these audits con-         BUSINESS HOURS
                                                                                                ducted since 2006.                  he said. “Once you get in           ducted and completed so that
                                                                                                  “Our job is to look at the        there and start it’s easier to go   the facts can be presented
                                                                                                financial statements to see if      ahead and do that next year         and, if necessary, individuals              NEWSROOM
                                                                                                they represent fairly (coun-        than it is to pull off and go to    prosecuted.”
                                                                                                ty transactions), but we also       another county.”                      Jones took the group han-           Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
                                                                                                have an additional over-
                                                                                                sight responsibility by being
                                                                                                                                       It can take four or five
                                                                                                                                    months for an auditing team to
                                                                                                                                                                        dling special investigative
                                                                                                                                                                        audits out from under the divi-
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