Connie White1

F, #29367
FatherThomas Putman White1 b. 29 May 1941, d. 3 Mar 2019
MotherJean Simpson1
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited26 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S2] Thomas Putman White Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 March 2019.

Mark White1

M, #29368
FatherThomas Putman White1 b. 29 May 1941, d. 3 Mar 2019
MotherJean Simpson1
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited26 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S2] Thomas Putman White Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 March 2019.

Fredie Flynt1

M, #29373, b. 24 September 1930, d. 1 July 1990
FatherJohnny Flynt1 b. 16 Oct 1902, d. 30 Apr 1985
MotherVera May Bezanson1 b. 19 Oct 1904, d. 19 Mar 1986
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Fredie Flynt was born on 24 September 1930 at Oklahoma.2,1 He died on 1 July 1990 at age 59.2 He was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma.2

Census Summary

1930
Birth
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1990

Census, Residence

Census1940Fredie Flynt appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Johnny Flynt and Vera May Bezanson at Paradise, Oklahoma.1
Last Edited27 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: m-t0627-03323; ED: 60-20; Page: 5A; Lines: 38-40; Page: 5B; Lines: 41-42.
  2. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Freddy Martin Flynt; Paradise Cemetery, Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 25841207.

Mary Smith1

F, #29376, b. 18 January 1924, d. 5 October 2013
Father(?) Smith1
MotherVera May Bezanson1 b. 19 Oct 1904, d. 19 Mar 1986

Family

Drue Morris b. 30 Sep 1916, d. 15 Jan 1994
Children
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Smith was born on 18 January 1924 at New York.2,1 She married Drue Morris on 4 April 1942. She was 18. He was 25.2 Mary Smith died on 5 October 2013 at Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater, Oklahoma, at age 89.2

     Obituary:
Mary Louise Smith Morris passed away on Oct. 5, 2013, at Stillwater Medical Center, surrounded by her family as she passed from this earthly home to her mansion in heaven with her Lord. We are celebrating this life journey 10 a.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Church with Pastor Dan Yankunas officiating. She will be laid to rest at Clarkston Cemetery, Coyle. Pallbearers will be Bill Hicks, Craig Hicks, Mike Pendleton, Tony Pendleton, Drue Gillpatrick and Brently Grantham, Virgil Grantham and Rodney Swink.

Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Stillwater.

Mary Louise was born on Jan. 18, 1924, in New York to Vera Mae Bezanson. She moved to Oklahoma, when she was 3 and she was raised by many other family friends. This was to be the beginning of the difficult raising, which later in life was the foundation to her strong core family values. She met and married the love of her life Drue Morris on April 4, 1942, in Ada, they were married 52 years and had 4 children.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Coons of Wichita, Kan; daughters, JoAnn Pendleton and husband Mike of Stillwater, Linda Hicks and husband Bill of Stillwater, daughters-in-law Dorothy Morris of Stillwater and Donna Morris of Stillwater; grandchildren include Connie Hite and husband John from Glencoe, Tony Pendleton and wife Daniel of Stillwater, Sue Stokes and husband Rickey of Glencoe, Craig Hicks and wife Pam of Lewisville, Texas, Lou Ann Grantham and husband Virgil of Eufaula, and Leslie Gillpatrick of Stillwater, Renee Reichman of Stillwater, and Regan Reichman of Stillwater, 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister Jessie Ann Flynt, mother Vera Flynt, brother, Freddy Flynt, husband, Drue Morris, son Kenneth Drue Morris, son James "Jim" Phillip Morris, grandson Rion Reichman.

Mary stayed home to raise her children until 1955. She went to work for Simack as a meat wrapper. From there, she worked at the old M & W and Humpty Dumpty as a meat wrapper as well. It was at this time she started her cleaning business where she cleaned for doctors and dentists offices and for Quapaw Cement company. She retired at 62 when her husband's health started to fail. She stayed home and took very good care of him until he passed. She always kept busy raising a big garden, tending to her yard, raising her wildflowers, canning vegetables, helping others and babysitting grandchildren. She was very active in her family role and she was the foundation of a very strong family. She loved to entertain with her big dinners and she loved her family. Mary was a very strong and independent person that took care of others. She showed her love for people by helping them.

Some of the life lessons that mother passed to her children and her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren was her love of the Lord. Love your family and take care of them, be frugal with your money, always do what is right, don't lie, cheat or steal, if you don't have something nice to say keep your mouth shut. Work hard it doesn't matter where you started it matters where you finished. Help others, spend quality time with your family laughing and crying together and enjoying them for they are your blood relatives and get along with them. Learn to love each other in spite of our differences.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Westhaven Nursing Home for all the love, compassion and care she received while residing there. She was blessed with caregivers who loved and adored her, and even called her Grandma Mary.

A special thank you to Stillwater Medical Center and the staff for their support, care and attention we all received during our short stay on Medical Floor. The dedication they each showed to do their job as a team did not go un-noticed.2

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1924
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2013

Census, Residence

Census1940Mary Smith appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Johnny Flynt and Vera May Bezanson at Paradise, Oklahoma.1
Last Edited27 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: m-t0627-03323; ED: 60-20; Page: 5A; Lines: 38-40; Page: 5B; Lines: 41-42.
  2. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Mary L. Morris; Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 118383405.
  3. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Kenneth D. Morris; Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 20041411.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", James P. Morris; Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 118385804.

Kenneth D. Morris1

M, #29378, b. 27 March 1943, d. 27 October 2005
FatherDrue Morris1 b. 30 Sep 1916, d. 15 Jan 1994
MotherMary Smith1 b. 18 Jan 1924, d. 5 Oct 2013

Family

Dorothy G. (?)
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Kenneth D. Morris was born on 27 March 1943.1 He married Dorothy G. (?).1 Kenneth D. Morris died on 27 October 2005 at age 62.1 He was buried in Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma.1
Last Edited27 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Kenneth D. Morris; Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 20041411.

James P. Morris1

M, #29380, b. 7 August 1951, d. 4 July 2010
FatherDrue Morris1 b. 30 Sep 1916, d. 15 Jan 1994
MotherMary Smith1 b. 18 Jan 1924, d. 5 Oct 2013

Family

Donna Reichman
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James P. Morris was born on 7 August 1951.1 He married Donna Reichman on 11 November 1989. He was 38.1 James P. Morris died on 4 July 2010 at age 58.1 He was buried on 9 July 2010 in Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma.1

     Obituary from Stillwater NewsPress (Stillwater, Oklahoma), 8 July 2010:
STILLWATER, Okla. - James Philip "Jim" Morris, age 58, of Stillwater, passed away Sunday evening, July 4, 2010, at the family home.

His funeral services have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater and will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010, in the chapel of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Stillwater with Pastor Dan Yankunas officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at the Clarkson Cemetery near Coyle, Okla.

Visitation for Mr. Morris will be from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Stillwater, Okla.

Jim was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Stillwater, Okla., and was the son of Drue A. and Mary L. (Smith) Morris. He grew up in Stillwater and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1969. Following high school he attended carpenter apprentice school in Stillwater.

On Nov. 11, 1989, he was united in marriage to Donna Reichman in Stillwater.

He had worked as a carpenter for Rekab of Claremore doing jobs in Stillwater for one and a half years. Prior to working for Rekab, he had worked for other construction companies in Stillwater and Ponca City. Jim enjoyed fishing, cooking and collecting cookbooks, loved to grocery shop and also loved to fix items in his garage.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of the home in Stillwater; one stepson, Regan Reichman of Germany; one stepdaughter, Renee Reichman of Dallas, Texas; his mother, Mary Morris of Stillwater; two sisters, Jo Ann Pendleton and husband Mike of Stillwater and Linda Hicks and husband Billy Ray of Stillwater; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Morris of Stillwater; and one grandchild.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Drue A. Morris; a stepson, Rion Reichman; and a brother, Kenneth Morris.1
Last Edited27 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", James P. Morris; Clarkson Cemetery, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 118385804.