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 September 2018 Obituaries 

Lida May Koehn

Funeral service for Lida May Koehn, age 72 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held in the Bible Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018.  Pastor Kim Hayes will officiate.

Lida May was born on October 31, 1945 the daughter of Henry Alexander Link and Katherine Conradi Link in Hitchcock, Oklahoma.  She died on September 12, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Lida graduated from Omega High School in Omega, Oklahoma.  For the next twenty years, she was a stay at home mother and devoted herself to raising her children.  She then attended nursing school, graduating in 1982.  Lida moved to Chickasha and began working at Grady Memorial Hospital as an LPN.  She loved to cook, crochet, listen to George Strait songs, spending time with grandchildren, being a nurse and taking care of people.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Chad Koehn.

Survivors include son Todd Koehn and Kimberly of Chickasha; son Chris Koehn and Laura of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren Keegan Chad Koehn, Kazden Tate Koehn, Arianna Kymbrie Koehn, and Madison Emily Koehn; sister Joy Henderson of Ada; sister Mollie Hays of Broken Arrow; brother Chet Link of Chickasha; brother Bob Link of Piedmont; brother Melvin Link of Cherokee; sister Doris Neely of Yukon; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Roselawn Cemetery at Okeene, OK at 3:00 p.m..  Service is under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.


Lurena June Lantz

Graveside funeral service for Lurena June Lantz, age 90, of Amber, OK will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the Amber Cemetery.  

Lurena June Lantz was born the daughter of W.G. Holland and Vera Dabney Holland on June 27, 1928 in Tulsa, OK.  She died on September 5, 2018 at her home in Amber.

Lurena graduated from high school in Putnam City and married Arnold Lantz on July 24, 1949.  The couple lived in Oklahoma City, OK for five years and Oakland, CA for eight years prior to moving to Amber, OK where she lived for 56 years.  She was very artistic with many talents including painting, ceramics and sewing.  She was also musical and could both sing and play the piano.  In addition to her artistic talents, Lurena also pastored at Sharon Evangel Church for five years.

Lurena was preceded in death by her parents W.G. and Vera Holland; her husband Arnold Lantz; her son John Lantz; two brothers, Charles and Billy; and her sister Vivian.

Lurena is survived by her daughters Shirlinda Lange and Cindy Richardson and husband Phil; three grandchildren, Debra, Melissa and Tiffany; and four great-grandchildren, Baylie, Brooklyn, William and Max.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Yvonne Christian

Graveside funeral service for Yvonne Christian, age 86, of Chickasha will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, OK.  Sister Alice Wendling will officiate.

Yvonne Christian was born the daughter of Ernest Joe Hill and Willie Faye Flowers Hill on July 21, 1932.  She died on September 4, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Yvonne grew up in Chickasha and married her husband William Christian on January 15, 1960.  The couple lived in Chickasha until 1968 when they moved to Cyril.  In 1986 Yvonne moved back to Chickasha.  She worked at USAO in food services as a baker for 18 years. After she retired, Yvonne continued living in Chickasha, and for the past two years lived at Shannon Springs Nursing Center, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Willie Hill; her husband William Christian; and her daughter Billie Jean Matthews.

Yvonne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Robby Browning; her granddaughter Whitney Browning; and great-grandson Quintin Browning.

Interment will be in the Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, Oklahoma.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

There will be no viewing.


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

Email: mcrayfh@aol.com

Fax:  405-224-1584

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