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Mountain View Cemetery, Fletcher
Comanche County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Ann Weber


© Eisenhour Funeral Home
Blanchard, Oklahoma
August 24, 2014

James Howard Townsend

James Howard Townsend, 85, of Blanchard, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, in Purcell, Oklahoma. The son of Robert Simpson and Eula Beatrice [Seifried] Townsend, he was born November 27, 1928 in Oklahoma City.

He graduated from Washington schools.

James served in the Army Air Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW. He worked for the FAA as an Inspection Instructor for many years and then went to work as a private contractor Airworthiness Representative from 1995 to 2010.

James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; one granddaughter, Whitney Fleming; two brothers, Harold and Harry Townsend; and two sisters, Wanda Cass and Juanita Ratliff.

James is survived by his two sons, James Townsend and his wife, Deanna, of Blanchard and Allen Townsend and his wife, Maxie, of Edmond; four grandchildren, Angela Dewey and her husband, Delbert, of Dibble, Clint Townsend and his wife, Jessica, of Tennessee, Brandi Beres and her husband, Jim Bob, of Oklahoma City, and Morgan Townsend of Oklahoma City; nine great grandchildren, Katlee, Aubrey, Autumn, Owen, Wyatt, Jacie, Jimi, Zach, and Ashlyn; one sister-in-law, Lou Revel of Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, Paul Ratliff of Washington; and many other loved ones and friends.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard. Burial will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Mountain View Cemetery near Sterling, Oklahoma.

Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard.

Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.


Mountain View Cemetery, Fletcher
Comanche County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home
December 22, 2009

Helen [Rother] Townsend

Funeral services for Helen [Rother] Townsend, 78, will be at the Eisenhour Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Mark Fuller and Reverend Robert Willis officiating, on December 26, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be at 2:30 P.M. at Mountain View Cemetery north of Sterling, under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Helen was born March 30, 1931 in Sterling, Oklahoma, to George and Dewey Stacey Rother.

She grew up in the Sterling area and attended Sterling School, where she excelled in sports, becoming one of the first All Star Basketball players and was also an outstanding softball pitcher. She moved to Oklahoma City after graduation, where she met and married James Howard Townsend, her partner in life for over 60 years.

Helen was a beautician and later an instructor at the Chickasha Beauty College.

She was a member of the Abundant Life Church. She loved reading her Bible and worshiping the Lord. She went to meet Our Savior on December 22, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Survivors include: Husband, James, of the home; two sons: James and his wife, Deanna, of Blanchard; Allen and wife, Maxie, of Edmond; grandchildren: Angela and her husband, Delbert; Dewey; Clint and his wife, Jessica Townsend; Brandi and her husband, Jimmy Bob Beres; Morgan Townsend; Whitney and her husband, Stephen Fleming; great-grandchildren: Katlee, Aubrey, Autumn, Owen, Wyatt, Jacie; sisters: Lou Revel and June Schoemann, of Oklahoma City; brother, Jimmy Rother of Lawton; many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Edward, George, Vontres, and BJ; and sister, Evelyn.

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