Obituaries

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May
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Karen Burkhart

It is with great sadness that the family of Karen Burkhart announces her passing. Karen was born August 28, 1940 to Nadine and Norman Crum in Shattuck, Oklahoma. She passed away May 12, 2018. Services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Perryton, Texas with Rev. Mark Metzger officiating. Graveside services followed at Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton, Texas. Karen is survived by her children Gena and Kenra from her marriage in 1959 to Gene Burkhart. She was preceded in death by her parents Nadine and Norman Crum, and sister, Bryna Harris.

Wed
16
May
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Lee Barlow

Lee Barlow, 63, of Canyon, formerly of Perryton, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018. He was born July 25, 1954 and grew up in Perryton. Lee grew up in a musical family and was one of six children. While growing up and throughout college, the family played music at many different events and enjoyed playing music at family gatherings. Along with the bass and fiddle, Lee learned to play many different instruments. In the early 80s, Lee began to play music with several western swing bands and continued to perform music throughout his life. Lee received several honors, awards and recognitions for his music ability and love of music. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard, Justine and Donna Barlow; and two sisters, Veta Bowie and Leona Barlow. He is survived by his wife, Gigi; three children, Barry Pruitt and wife Tonya, Cole Barlow and Kassidy and husband Dusty; one sister, Lois Bartz; two brothers, D.C.

Wed
16
May
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Burkhart rites set

Karen Crum Burkhart, 77, of Perryton died May 12, 2018 in Dallas. Services will be held Friday, May 18, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Metzger officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held Thursday, May 17, from 6- 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday Herald.

Wed
16
May
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Schoenhals rites set

Clarence Schoenhals, 81, of Perryton, died May 13, 2018 in Lubbock. Service will be held Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Perryton with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. He was born Sept. 23, 1936 in Lipscomb County, and graduated from Follett High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956- 59, then in the Naval Reserves until 1962. He married Ruth Henning on Dec. 27, 1972 in Darrouzett. He farmed and ranched in Beaver and Lipscomb Counties. He was preceded in death by his parent, Henry and Lydia Bay Schoenhals; and two brothers, Harry Schoenhals and Henry Lee “Fritz” Schoenhals.

Wed
09
May
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Grover Crum Rites set for Crum

Grover L. Crum, 96, of Perryton, died May 5, 2018. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Eugene Weinette officiating, assisted by Rev. Mark Metzger. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born March 8, 1922 in Ochiltree County, and married Cleo Turner on Sept. 17, 1943 in Perryton. He served in the U.S. Army in Alaska during World War II as an anti-tank gunner. He was a farmer and rancher. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Crum; his parents, M.H. and Susie B. (Dodd) Crum; and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Gillespie. He is survived by his wife, Cleo, of Perryton; one son, Mike Crum of Reydon, OK; two daughters, Nancy Weinette of Booker and Connie Gillespie of South Fork, CO; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174; or to First United Methodist Church, P.O.

Wed
02
May
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Eleanor Clara Goff

Eleanor Clara Goff, 46, formerly of Perryton, passed away April 25, 2018 in National City, CA. Celebration of life services were held April 30. Cremation and services were under the direction of Funeral Del Angel Berge- Roberts in National City, CA. She was born Sept. 28, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Buddy P. Goff and Juanita M.A. Goff. Eleanor was a loving and dedicated mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her but her warm and compassionate spirit and commitment to her family and friends will long be remembered. She was preceded in death by her father, Buddie Pat Goff. She leaves behind her three children: Patrick James, Nicole Ann and Alex Goff; her mother and stepfather, Juanita Goff Gordon and Bob Gordon; sister, Gina Harris and brother-in-law Jeff Harris; sister , Patricia Tissier and brother-in-law Doug Tissier; and seven nieces and nephews.

Wed
02
May
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Richard A. Kuehl

Richard A. “Dick” Kuehl, 94, of Booker, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Perryton. Services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Booker United Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Richards, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa. Viewing will be 9: a.m. Thursday, at the church prior to the services. Dick was born Aug. 28, 1923 in Burkburnett to August and Jewel Kuehl. Mr. Kuehl graduated from Pampa High School in 1941. He joined the Army Air Corps, in March of 1943, where he was a Telephone and Telegraph Lineman in the Asiatic Pacific. He was honorably discharged in January of 1946 with a rank of Staff Sergeant. After his discharge, Dick married his sweetheart, Melva Crouch, on May 16, 1946 in Pampa. He was an Electrician for Northern Natural Gas for over 30 years, retiring in 1982.

Fri
27
Apr
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Rites set for Reinert

Arlyn Rudd Reinert, 85, of Perryton died April 13, 2018. A memorial service with military honors will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 1 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Ramsey officiating. Burial was held previously in Ochiltree Cemetery. He was born June 25, 1932 in New London, WI. He served 26 years in the United States Air Force. He was part of the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing, and his last assignment was with the 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Estella Krueger Reinert. The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

Wed
25
Apr
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Kaitlin Gillespie

Kaitlin Elyce, 23 years young, departed from the physical plane on April 20, 2018. This magnetic and animated spirit was born alongside her twin sister Riley to Christopher and Melanie Gillespie on July 8, 1994. She is also survived by numerous friends and extended family. She and her sister Riley graduated from Perryton High School in 2012. After moving around dozens of times, Kaitlin profoundly affected the many people she met with her optimistic outlook on life. Her soul was dynamic and she carried a grace and poise beyond compare. Anyone lucky enough to be close to her knew that she was the purest and most magical human being anyone could have the pleasure of meeting. So, it was no wonder that she found magical worlds alluring, especially that of Harry Potter.

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25
Apr
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Clifton dies on April 20

Pauline Saye Murry Clifton, 74, of Perryton died April 20, 2018. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born March 17, 1944 in Perryton. She married Benny Joe Clifton in Perryton. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Clifton; her husband; and her parents, John and Emma Lee murry. She is survived by one son, Steve Clifton of Muleshoe; one daughter, Alana Clifton; one sister, Joan Black of Aztec, NM; and one brother, Dick Murry of Amarillo.

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