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© Published in Enid, OK. News
December 28, 2005
Submitted by: Sylva Rhodes

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Doris R. and R. Verl LITTLEFIELD

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

The funeral for Doris Roberta Hand Littlefield, 85, of Cherokee, will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Cherokee. The Revs. Jim Edmison and Rod Rieger will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born March 8, 1920, in Newton, Kan., to R.R. “Bob” and Ethel Hand and died Wed-nesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in Alva, OK.
She grew up in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1938. She lived in Wichita, Kan., for 10 years where she worked for Gas Service Co.
She married Verl Littlefield Dec. 18, 1954. They moved to Cherokee in early 1955 where they farmed. She was in the secretarial pool at Gas Service Co. and became an executive secretary. She also was a sewing teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church of Cherokee where she served in women’s groups.
Surviving are one daughter, Treva Arnold of Bethany, OK.; one son, Steven Littlefield of Cherokee, OK.; one sister, Wilma Fey of Casper, Wyo.; two brothers, Duane Hand of Rogers, Ark., and Bill Hand of Newton, KS.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Verl.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First United Methodist Church of Cherokee.
Condolences may be made online at www.lanmanfuneralhomes.com

Russell Littlefield
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

Cherokee – The funeral for Russell "Verl" Littlefield, 69, will be at 10 AM Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Cherokee. The Rev. Bill Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

He was born October 26, 1923, on the homeplace in Alfalfa County to Harry "H.E." and Minnie Engel Littlefield and died Tuesday, April 27, 1993, at his home in Cherokee. He had graduated from Driftwood High School in 1941, and worked at Schoeb Feed Lot and the Farmers Exchange Bank at Cherokee. He also farmed during this time. He moved to Wichita, Kansas, and worked for Boeing Aircraft. On December 18, 1954, he married Doris R. Hand at Wichita. They moved back to Cherokee in 1955.

He was a 45–year member of Corinthian Lodge 307 of Cherokee, served on the Co–op Board and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Gustin Farm Board.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Steve of Cherokee; one daughter, Treva Arnold of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Lela Melson and Hallie Winterhalter of Wichita and Della Smith of Enid; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Alfalfa County EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Training Fund.

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