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Mary L. Akin Strauhs
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Graveside services for Mary L. Strauhs, 79 of Blackwell were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Services were under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home, Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Mary L. Akin was born May 15, 1926 at Caddo Oklahoma to Robert M. and Fannie Chandler Akin. She died Monday, October 3, 2005 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

On June 28, 1975, Mary and Carl E. Strauhs were married in Blackwell. She was a custodian with First National Bank which later became Central National Bank.

She enjoyed baking, fishing, gardening and picking pecans.

In addition to her husband, Carl, she is survived by three sons, Charles Quinlan, and his wife , Misty , of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Bruce Strauhs of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Bob Quinlan of Las Vegas, Nevada. Three daughters , Virginia Bradley and her husband, Jerry, and Debbie Whicker, all of Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Beverly Kensley of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania; fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister Jane Colburn of Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Preceding her in death were two sons; John Quinlan and Jerry Quinlan; parents, Robert and Fannie Akin; three sisters and three brothers.

Carl E. Strauhs
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

A graveside service for Carl E. Strauhs, 87, of Blackwell, will be 2 p.m. today in Blackwell Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Dugger Funeral Home, Blackwell.

He was born May 7, 1918, to Carl Augustus and Bernita Lourine Strauhs and died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Blackwell.

He enlisted in the Army Oct. 1, 1941, serving as a corporal with the 165th Field Artillery Battalion before being discharged Dec. 24, 1945.

He married Mary Lucille Quinlan June 28, 1975, in Blackwell. She died Oct. 3, 2005.

He worked for Acme Foundry for 25 years and First National Bank which later became Central National Bank.

Surviving are three sons, Bruce Strauhs of Tulsa, Charles Quinlan of Blackwell and Bob Quinlan of Las Vegas; three daughters, Virginia Bradley and Debbie Whicker, both of Blackwell and Beverly Kensley of New Tripoli, Pa.; one sister, Polly Jamison of Atlanta, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by two sons and two brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home, 301 W. Blackwell, Blackwell, OK 74631, to American Heart Association.

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