Fred Dickerson Callaway © Cherokee Messenger and Republican 12-2006 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Fred Dickerson Callaway, 97, of Cherokee, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cherokee First Christian Church. Ron Hansen will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home of Cherokee. Visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the family present from 5-6 p.m. The casket will be open at the church before the service and closed afterward.
He was born Aug. 17, 1909, north of Quinlan to John Arnold and Minnie Gorman Callaway and died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006.
He married Jean McNeely Dec. 12, 1932. They lived in Heman before moving north of Quinlan where he worked on roads for Works Progress Administration. He worked on various ranches until moving to Cherokee in 1944 where he lived until the late 1960s when he opened a mechanic shop. After retirement he and his wife had an antique business. He was a member of First Christian Church where he served as deacon and elder. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge and served on the Cherokee school board from 1959 to 1971.
Surviving are his wife Jean; five daughters, Pat Maskus, JoAnne Cockrell, Lue Copley, Helen Olson and Teresa Carrington; one brother, Arnold; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, one half-brother, two half-sisters and three stepsisters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Pioneer Spirit Foundation senior van fund.
Jean Ingelow McNeely Callaway © Enid News and Eagle 12-04-2009 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Enid, OK ó Jean Ingelow (McNeely) Callaway (95), a longtime resident of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Grace Living Center, Edmond, Okla., where she had resided this last year.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Cherokee First Christian Church. Dr. Ron Hansen will officiate. Burial is in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.
Jean was born to Ruth and W.D. McNeely Aug. 12, 1914, on a ranch north of Quinlan, Okla. She attended school through the fourth grade in Waynoka, Okla. Her father, W.D. McNeely, was the teacher at Chimney Creek School. She attended there through the seventh grade and then returned to Waynoka through the eighth grade. She attended school in Cedar Vale, Kan., her freshman year, returned to Waynoka and graduated from there.
After graduating from high school, she attended two years at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Okla. She stayed with Minnie Callaway, Fredís mother, and that is where they met. They married Dec. 12, 1932. (Point of interest: Jean and Fred were born in the same house five years apart.)
Jean and Fred moved to Cherokee in 1944 with their four daughters. Their daughter, Teresa, was born in 1952.
Jean was baptized at First Christian Church, Cherokee, March 9, 1952. She served for many years as treasurer for the church. She also worked for the ASC office until her retirement. After retiring, she and Fred went into the antique business. On the side, she sold Mary Kay cosmetics and Fuller Brush products. Her final days were spent at Grace Living Center, Edmond, Okla.
Jean enjoyed people, loved to visit, liked to travel, was an avid sports fan and was particularly interested in politics.
She is survived by five daughters and their husbands, Pat and Jim Maskus, JoAnne and Will Cockrell, Lue and Brian Copley, Helen and Lew Olson and Teresa and Richard Carrington; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; and one brother-in-law.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred; her parents; two sisters; and one brother.
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