Richard Bryant Highfill © Enid News and Eagle 10-26-2013 Submitted by: Glenn
Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Bryant Highfill, 86, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Rajesh Mankena and the Rev. Joseph Irwin will be celebrants.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Cherokee Cemetery with military honors by U.S. Army Honor Guard. Recitation of Rosary will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Richard was born June 18, 1927, to Charley Ellsworth and Lillie Clara (Pfeiffer) Highfill, in Carmen, and died October 24, 2013, in Enid.
He attended schools in the Cherokee area and graduated from high school at Lambert in 1945.
Richard served in WWII from 1945-1946 and the Korean War from 1950-1953 with the 45th Infantry Division Artillery as a truck and track mechanic.
After his discharge, he worked nine years for Clark and Broce Construction in Woodward.
Richard married Rachel Alice Stottmann November 26, 1955, at Quinlin Catholic Church. They made their home on a farm southeast of Cherokee, and to this union six children were born.
Richard farmed for 32 years, worked on road construction, at Helena State School and Alfalfa County, retiring in July 1989. Richard and Rachel moved to Enid in 1986.
He was a member of VFW Post No. 2270 and Knights of Columbus No. 1044. Richard loved working in his garden and yard, tending to his wife’s flower beds.
Richard is survived by his wife, Rachel of the home; five children, Charles, David and Lillian, all of Enid, John and wife Denise of Selma, North Carolina, and George and wife Debbie of Cherokee; five grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Hether, Ashly and Hally.
He was preceded in death by son Richard E.; parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis. Condolences at www.andersonburris.com.
(Submitted by family)
Rachel Alice Stottmann Highfill © Enid News and Eagle 07-11-2017 Submitted by: Glenn
© Enid News and Eagle
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rachel Alice Highfill, 83, is 9 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Aaron Foshee and the Rev. Kelly Edwards officiating. Burial is in Cherokee Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary is 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Rachel was born April 1, 1934 in Okeene, to Theodore B. Stottmann Sr. and Lucy E. Noel Stottmann, and died July 9, 2017, in Enid. She attended grade school in Curtis, and graduated from Mooreland High School. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Richard B. Highfill at Quinlan Catholic Church. They made their home four miles southeast of Cherokee, where they farmed and she was a homemaker for twenty years. They had five sons and a daughter. Rachel worked in several restaurants in Cherokee and the Carmen Home. In 1986, she moved to Enid and worked at Cattleman's Café. She later worked at Highland Park Manor, Marilyn K's Restaurant, where she retired in 2004. Rachel was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Auxillary.
Surviving are children, Charles Highfill and Lillian Highfill, both of Enid, John Highfill and wife Denise of Selma, N.C., and George Highfill and wife Debbie of Cherokee; grandchildren, Christopher Highfill, Stephanie Miller and husband, Tim, Hether Barsulai and husband, Nicholas, Ashly Smith, and Hally Highfill; two brothers, George Stottmann of Ringwood, and John Stottmann of Ralston; nieces and nephews.
Rachel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard B. Highfill; two sons, Richard E. and David Highfill; sisters, Lucy Pitcherello and Catherine Glover; brother, Ted Stottmann.
Memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread. Guestbook available online at www.AndersonBurris.com.
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