October 19, 2023

We are sad to announce that on October 16, 2023, at the age of 77, our classmate Patrick T O'Meara of Peyton, Colorado passed away.

January 23, 2023

A sad posting from the son of Karen Hill Bennorth


Last night I lost my best friend, confidante, giver of unconditional love and the strongest woman I know, my mom. She was the best mom and grandma hands down and she fought until the very last minute. I am relieved she is out of pain and knew how much we love her. She knows her grandsons are happy andhealthy and that's all she ever wanted. I love you mom and will miss you every single day;

Last night I lost my best friend, confidante, giver of unconditional love and the strongest woman I know, my mom. She was the best mom and grandma hands down and she fought until the very last minute. I am relieved she is out of pain and knew how much we love her. She knows her grandsons are happy and

healthy and that's all she ever wanted. I love you mom and will miss you every single day ❤️



October 2022

From Mike Perlstrom's family we have heard the sad news of his passing.


August 2022

Classmate Arnold Leon advised of the passing of classmate Gilbert Quijada.

Gil, “Uncle G”, as he was known to his beloved family died peacefully in his sleep on the Fourth of July. Never was a kinder more gentle soul born. He is deeply missed by all. A memorial, likely at Riverside National Cemetery is being arranged.

April 2022

Funeral service for Janet Ann (Johnson) Pyle, 75, of Poteau will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Victory Worship Center in Spiro with Rev. Bryan Fout  officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 22, 1946, in South Gate, Calif., to Nora Ruth (Radford) Johnson and Albert Cleveland Johnson and passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Poteau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard Pyle, sons Jennings Pyle and Howard Pyle Jr., daughter Retta Williams, sister Wanda Allen and brother James Robison.

Survivors include sister Nancy Olson, granddaughters Tianny and Greg Miller, Jada Williams, Hannah Williams and Michele Pyle, grandsons Damian Williams and Dustin Williams and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Gokool, Edmond Stephens, Jon Olson Jr., Patrick Nelson and Tony Couch.
You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Published by Poteau Daily News from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2022.


April 2022

Armen Nick Kevorkian

April 26, 1946 - February 8, 2022

Armen Kevorkian was born in Detroit, Michigan, he came to California at 6 months old and was raised by his grandparents. He attended South Gate high, and graduated from Cal State LA. He was loving husband, father, and grandfather, but was also a businessman. He ran a paper company for many years before entering the real estate world. He was an expert in home loans and built many lasting relationships over those years. He lived in the Corona/Norco area since 1991. He loved the lord and most recently attended Living Truth Fellowship in Corona. He was a loving man who always had a joke, or a few words of wisdom to spare. He loved corvettes and Labrador retrievers, which he always named Poochie. He is survived by his wife Janet, and children Kristi, Lori, Tim, Michael, and Kate. And his three grandchildren David, Ashley, and Charlotte.

September 26, 2021

February 2, 2021

Susan Garcia, the wife of our classmate Don Garcia, in formed us of Don's passing on January 26, 2021.


November 2020

Sharilyn (Shari) Adkins of Weiser, Idaho and Wellton, Ariz., joined the angels on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, surrounded by love.  

 Shari was born Sept. 11, 1946 in Southern California where she lived and met the love of her life Larry Adkins who she married on her birthday in 1967.  

They moved to Boise, Idaho in 1973 to a 5 acre place.  Not too long after moving to Boise, they purchased a 50 acre farm in Meridian before finding their dream ranch in Indian Valley. In 1978 they purchased the ranch and moved full time to Indian Valley raising cattle and enjoying life to its fullest until it was time to retire from full time ranching.  

They eventually sold the ranch and moved to Weiser with their favorite horses in tow. Many new friends were made in Weiser and golf replaced ranching.  

They also planted winter roots in Wellton, Ariz., where golf remained an almost daily activity. Shari had golfed just a few days before passing away at their winter getaway, but her ashes and spirit will remain a permanent part of Indian Valley, her favorite place.

Shari had a long career with the University of Idaho Adams County extension system, volunteered with the fair boards in Adams and Washington counties, owned a fuel station and spent countless hours ranching with her husband. 

She held a great love for animals of all kinds but most especially her cows and her horses. She passed this love of animals on to her son and her grandchildren.  

Once retired, Shari developed a love of golf which she continued until the end of her life.

Shari’s passion for life was contagious. Her laugh, smile and the twinkle in her eye lit up every room she was in. She loved taking care of people whether it was making them a meal, getting them a drink or just being a listening ear.  

She will be remembered for her loving soul and how much she cared for those around her. Her greatest joy was her family.

Shari is preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Kathryn Wilke and her sister Doreen Cooke.  

She is survived by her husband Larry Adkins, son Mike Adkins, sister Dorothy Moody, grandchildren Kendal(Tim) Callender, Jessica (Kyle) Marko and Zach Adkins, great-grandchildren Anika and Wyatt Callender; Madelyn, Jackson and Cooper Marko; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving family.

A celebration of life will be planned for next spring which was one of her favorite times of year.  

 In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family would respectfully ask that a donation be made to the donors favorite charity in honor of a great wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and most of all friend.


By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Mary Catherine (MaryCay) Allen (Russell) (Deceased 2021)  
Don Ash (Deceased 1976)  
Jim Bailie (Deceased 2023)
John Baker (Deceased 2009)  
Pam Ballard (Deceased 2021)  
Ronnie Barnes (Deceased 2013)  
George Baxter (Deceased 2009)  
Tom Beaman (Deceased 1968)  
Andrea Benigar (Deceased 2018)  
Joyce Bleich (Van Steinburg) (Deceased 2021)  
Richard Bleich (Deceased 1998)  
Dwight Boggs (Deceased 2002)  
Donna Bowen (Deceased 1993)  
Steve G. Breen (Deceased 2008)  
Tony Brooklier (Deceased 2011)  
Carolyn Brown (Deceased 1984)  
Dave Bruce (Deceased 2010)  
Bob Campbell (Deceased 1997)
Vickie Carter (Deceased 2011)  
Mark Chapman (Deceased 2012)  
Tony Cheatham (Deceased 2004)  
Carol Chvila (Deceased 2013)  
Donna Citrowski (Deceased 2013)  
Donald Clark (Deceased 2006)  
Carol Clyse (Wiskus) (Deceased 2018)  
Lynn Cooley (Deceased 2017)  
Rick Cornett (Deceased 2011)  
Betty Costello (Deceased 2019)
Elmer Cox (Deceased 1965)  
Jim Cox (Deceased 2021)  
James Crabtree (Deceased 2013)  
Mike Crissman (Deceased 2007)  
Edward Daniff (Deceased 1964)  
David Danner (Deceased 2011)  
Michael Day (Deceased 2005)  
Tom Day (Deceased 2012)  
Vic DeBrouwer (Deceased 2018)  
Barbra Deustch (Cerio) (Deceased 2011)  
Pat DiGiorgio (Deceased 2013)  
Linda Duenzen (Mayer) (Deceased 2012)  
Stephen Durbin (Deceased 2016)  
Emmanuel Dzihan (Deceased 2011)  
Rick Engledow (Deceased 2012)  
Arthur Ferrier (Deceased 2005)  
Sharon Fiechter (Deceased 1965)  
Les Fitch (Deceased 2006)  
Darryl Foster (Deceased 2017)  
Crystal Frazier (Withey) (Deceased 2011)  
Thomas Fredrick (Deceased 2007)  
Don Garcia (Deceased 2021)  
Bill George (Deceased 2009)  
Randi Gjesfield (Deceased 1965)  
Joe Glad (Deceased 2001)  
Charles Greuel (Deceased 1979)  
Darrell Gurr (Deceased 2013)  
Leonard Hauser (Deceased 2013)  
Treva Hendrix (Wilkinson) (Deceased 2016)  
Karen Hill (Bennorth) (Deceased 2023)  
Pat Hill (Deceased 2011)  
Don Horne (Deceased 2012)  
Ed Howard (Deceased 2020)  
Barbara Howorth (Deceased 2014)  
Virgil Hughes (Deceased 1995)  
Tom Isbell (Deceased 1994)  
Janet Johnson (Pyle) (Deceased 2022)  
Ronald Johnson (Deceased 2023)  
Bob Jones (Deceased 2017)  
Dean Jorgensen (Deceased 2010)  
Armen Kevorkian (Deceased 2022)  
Ronald Kimbrell (Deceased 1977)  
Mike Koubele (Deceased 2018)  
Nancy Kovalczyk (Yankowsky) (Deceased 1998)  
Paul Lockwood (Deceased 2007)  
Pamela Magie (Katase) (Deceased 2020)  
Dan Mandina (Deceased 2013)  
Linda Maness (Deceased 2005)  
Loren Marks (Deceased 2015)  
Jim Masino (Deceased 1979)  
Gary Miller (Deceased 1967)  
Pat Murphy (Kenway) (Deceased 2009)  
Chuck Myers (Deceased 2003)  
Ralph Stan Myers (Deceased 2011)  
Glenn Nickles (Deceased 2020)  
Patrick O'Meara (O'Meara) (Deceased 2022)  
Steve Patterson (Deceased 1967)  
Michael Perlstrom (Deceased 2022)  
Mike Perry (Deceased 2000)  
Va Loy Petterson (Deceased 1963)  
Gilbert Quijada (Deceased 2022)
Veryl "Jim" Quillen (Deceased 1977)  
Richard Radys (Deceased 1975)  
Vicki Ramsey (Deceased 2005)  
Nancy Ransom (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Mary Rinaldi (Deceased 2002)  
Susan Aaron Rise (Deceased 2015)  
Kim Roof (Deceased 1987)  
John Rumsby (Deceased 1995)  
Billie Ryan (Haney) (Deceased 2005)  
Al Schramm (Deceased 2019)  
Gary Shafer (Deceased 1999)  
Sue Silk (Wright) (Deceased 2017)  
Ben Smith (Deceased 2013)  
Cheryl Smith (Deceased 1986)  
Linda Spielberger (Winkle) (Deceased 2016)  
Art Squires (Deceased 2006)  
John Stafford (Deceased 2015)  
Lynne Stivers (Jurlin) (Deceased 2013)  
Edith Stone (Deceased 2012)  
Janis Stover (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Richard Straight (Deceased 2013)  
Sam Sudicky (Deceased 2009)  
Jack Sult (Deceased 1998)  
Roberta Towne (Deceased 2005)  
Gary Tyler (Deceased 1972)  
Jeannie Villanti (Deceased 2020)  
Charles Villard (Deceased 2014)  
Joan Waddington (DelCourt) (Deceased 2019)  
Wayne Wagner (Deceased 1966)  
Richard Wallace (Deceased 2014)  
Don E. Walters (Deceased 2000)  
Don W. Walters (Deceased 1967)  
John Wednt (Deceased 1999)  
Doreen Whyte (Deceased 1996)  
Bob Wiles (Deceased 2014)  
Sharilyn (Shari) Wilke (Adkins) (Deceased 2020)  
John Wolf (Deceased 2016)  
Sandy Woodson (Sherman) (Deceased 2018)  
Larry Yates (Deceased Year Unknown)
Marcia Young (Deceased 2013)  
Joyce Yurksitis (Deceased 1969)  

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.