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May 2024 Obituaries 

Scharleene O. Bowen

Funeral service for Scharleene Bowen will be held at 10:00am, Friday, May 31, 2024 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel.  Viewing will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Scharleene O. Bowen, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, peacefully passed away on May 25, 2024, at the age of 94. She was born on November 4, 1929, in Verden, OK, and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ruby Rhodes.

Scharleene married Elmer Bowen on January 23, 1945. He was the love of her life and they had four children Frances Marie, Earleene Wynell, Delmar Ray, and Leanna Faye. Together Scharleene and Elmer raised their family in Alex, later moving to Chickasha, where Elmer passed away in 1990.

Scharleene lived a fulfilling life in Chickasha, OK, where she resided for many years; one of her greatest accomplishments was her long career of 25 years at Wal Mart where she was department manager of domestics. She had a deep love for her family, especially her grandkids, great-grandkids, and great- great - grandkids. Their laughter and joy brought immense happiness to her life.

In addition to her children, Scharleene was blessed with ten grandchildren: Dwayne, Robin, Pam, Carol, Kendall, Matthew, Jefferey, Kyle, Robert, and Chris. Each grandchild held a special place in her heart and brought immeasurable joy into her life.

Scharleene will always be remembered for her warm smile, her love for her family, and her fondness for indulging in Coke floats. Her legacy of love and devotion will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered. May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

Scharleene Bowen was preceded in death by her parents Ruby D. and Elmer Charles Rhodes; her sister Margaret Gordon, her sister baby Beatrice Rhodes, her brother baby John Rhodes, her husband Elmer James Bowen, her daughter Earleene Wynell Barber, granddaughter Pamela Barber and grandson Kendall Barber.

Her surviving family includes her brother Delbert Rhodes of Shawnee Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law Frances and David Eblen of Chickasha Oklahoma; her son and daughter-in-law Delmar and Marilu Bowen of Ninnekah Oklahoma; her daughter and son-in-law Leanna and Bruce Trimble of Tuttle, Oklahoma; her grandchildren Robin McWilliams; Dewayne Eblen; Carol & Cody Harris; Mattew Bowen; Jeffery Bowen; Timothy & Megan Bowen; Tiffany & Scott Wright; Robert & Angela Trimble; Christopher Trimble; her great-grandchildren Earl, Karra,  Jacob, Shelby, Shyra, Kelly, Holly, Hayden, Brianna, Rhinna, Zander, Dutton, Rawlings, Harleigh, Scout, Kaylee, and Brianna.  Her great-great-grandchildren Eastin, Paislee, Gracelynn, Jacob Jr., Wyllow, Trevon; along with many friends and loved ones.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Jason Lee Cole

Jason Lee Cole was born on January 31st, 1970 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Wilber (Dub) Cole and Patricia Carol Cole.  He passed from this life on May 6th, 2024 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 54 years old.

At a young age, Jason moved to Tuttle, Oklahoma with his family where he attended school in the Tuttle school district.  He graduated from Tuttle High School in 1989.  Shortly after graduating, he joined the United States Army in 1990.  He became a part of the 9th Regiment Commandos where he was a SAW Gunner.  He achieved the rank of E4 Specialist.  His enlistment ended in 1993.  Jason went on and joined the United States Reserves in 1994 and served four years.  He later served two more years in the Army National Guard with the 45th Artillery Regiment. 

Before the end of his military career he was employed by Walmart here in Chickasha, Oklahoma where he met the love of his life, Toni M. Turner.  Jason married Toni on June 3rd, 2000.  They lived in Chickasha for a short time and then moved to Wichita Falls, Texas.  While in Texas, Jason was employed by a Private Military Company where he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base as a Chief Information Officer.  On April 6th, 2008 Jason and Toni welcomed their first child, Rylan Alva Turner-Cole to the family.  Jason continued to work at Sheppard Air Force Base until 2011, and at that time he moved his family back to Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Shortly after returning to Chickasha, he was employed by the Chickasaw Nation Protective Services as a Security Supervisor.  On February 12th, 2014 Jason and Toni welcomed their second child, Skyler Faith Turner-Cole, to the family.  He continued working as a Security Supervisor until he had to retire due to a serious lung disease in 2021.

Those that knew Jason, knew that his family was his pride and joy.  He dedicated himself to their happiness and well-being.  He showed unconditional love and strength to them each and every day.  In Jason’s spare time he enjoyed playing computer games and watching sci fi movies.  Jason was taken from us far too soon.  He will be missed deeply by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.  He was truly one of a kind. 

Jason is survived by his loving wife Toni M. Turner-Cole, and two wonderful children Rylan Alva Turner-Cole and Skyler Faith Turner-Cole,  his father Dub Cole and mother Patricia Cole, two sisters Sherri Blankenship and Brenda Salgado, one brother in law Eric Salgado, niece Jessica Blankenship, plus many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held at McRay Funeral Home, 110 S 8th Street, Chickasha, Oklahoma on Thursday May 9th and Friday May 10th.  There will be a Celebration of Life held in his honor at Bible Baptist Church, 226 S. 29th Street, Chickasha, Oklahoma, on Saturday May 11, 2024 at 10:30 am. 

Dorothy Swick Brandt

Funeral Mass for Dorothy Swick Brandt, 93, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Father Mike Wheelahan will officiate.  There will also be a come and go celebration of her life at St. Joseph’s Family Center next to the church after the mass until approximately 1:00pm.   Interment will be at 2:00pm Thursday in the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dorothy Swick Brandt was born on December 11, 1930 to Ed and Betty Swick in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  She died on May 5, 2024 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Dorothy attended Corpus Christi Catholic school from first grade through ninth grade, then attended and graduated from Northeast High School.  She married Charlie Brandt on January 27, 1951 in Oklahoma City.  They moved their family to Chickasha in 1960 where Charlie started Brandt Fleet Distributors.  Dorothy was one of the last of the great generations of stay-at-home moms.  She was a great cook, self-taught seamstress and a blessing to her family.  Her wants in life were simple:  to be a good wife to a good man and raise their children to be responsible adults—mission accomplished.  She was a long-standing member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Chickasha.  Later in life she worked in the office at Brandt’s Hardware.  She spent her life putting others before herself.  She was selfless to a fault at times.  In her golden years she loved going on vacations with her family and grandkids to Colorado.  Her Rocky Mountain highs consisted of coffee in the mornings and wine in the evening.  She just couldn’t get enough of the mountains.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Brandt; her parents Ed and Betty Swick; brother Gene Swick; Charlie’s parents Leo and Ruth Brandt; brother-in-law LeRoy Brandt; sister-in-law Barbara Brandt Schwartz; brother-in-law Larry Joe Brandt; sister-in-law Linda Brandt Twyman; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mildred and Jack Nashert.

Dorothy is survived by her brother Jerry Swick and wife Kathleen; sister-in-law Linda Brandt; brother-in-law George Twyman; daughter Debbie and husband David Courtney; son Steve Brandt and wife Lori; son Tony Brandt and wife Pam; six grandchildren: Charlie Courtney, Andrew Courtney, Amber Brandt Ballard, Alicia Brandt Jameson, Deven Brandt McMahan and Brooke Brandt along with five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Brookdale Senior Living Center and their staff who treated Mom with such kindness for the last several months.

Dorothy’s favorite charities included the Holy Name Catholic Church Building Fund; St. Jude’s Hospital; Life Choices of Chickasha and Friends Fur Change in Chickasha.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Dennis Allen Beaty

Funeral service for Dennis Allen Beaty, 73, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Chickasha.

Dennis Allen Beaty was born on September 14, 1950.  He is the middle child of Orval Allen and Mary Delores Beaty. Dennis was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1968.  He married Leona Barnhill and had two children, Kimberly Dawn and Bryce Allen.  In 1980, he married the love of his life, Merita Faye Smith and together they had Whitney Dawn.  They were happily married for 44 years.  Dennis worked at Maremont Manufacturing followed by several years at Ben Milam Heat and Air.  He owned and operated Dennis Beaty Heat and Air Conditioning until 1999, when Dennis began working for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and retired from there in 2017. Dennis was a member of First Baptist Church. He also served at New Life Christian Church; both in Chickasha.  He and Merita enjoyed traveling together with their family.   Dennis loved to fish and garden.  He grew beautiful flower beds and tomatoes to share with friends and took a lot of pride in keeping an immaculate yard. Working with his hands is how Dennis blessed others.  He always had a project in the works. He was often called upon to use his unique ability to fix, repair and build any and everything; including overseeing the construction of the New Life Christian Church Activity Center. His attention to detail was unmatched. 

A few words used to describe Dennis are hardworking, kind, dependable, faithful, gentle and a man of great integrity.  He adored Merita and was so very proud of his children and grandchildren.  Dennis was diagnosed with ALS in July 2022 and faced this diagnosis with a quiet and enduring strength. Dennis finished his race on earth the morning of Saturday May 4th, 2024.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Dee and Delores Beaty and sister Dorothy Trujillio and brother-in-law, Ted Williams.

Dennis is survived by his wife Merita, daughter Kim McKee and husband Rodney of Blanchard, son Bryce Beaty and wife Julie of Anadarko and daughter Whitney Molder of Chickasha.  Grandchildren, Kassity Yarbarough and husband Tucker, Brett Ulin, Piper and Blade Beaty and Price, Maggie Beth and Nellie Molder.  Sister, Debbie Bunnell of Cement. Sister-in-law, Abby LaForge and husband Steve of Chickasha and Tammie Williams of Stillwater, and many beloved nieces and nephews.  

It was Dennis' request that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to "Chickasha ALS."  Deposits can be made directly at First National Bank and Trust of Chickasha; attention Beverly White. 

Cremation and services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown

Phone: 405-224-4141

Fax:  405-224-1584


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