Ben Rackley ©Enid News and Eagle 08-1972 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Ponca City – Ben Rackley, 79, died Sunday at his home in Ponca City. Rackley was formerly of Cherokee where he was in the oil lease business, and was in the same business in Ponca City for a number of years.
Rackley was born June 10, 1893, in Bolivar, Missouri. He moved with his family to Lambert in 1900. He was a graduate of Northwestern State College, Alva. In 1928 he married Ruth White, Pawhuska, and they lived in Cherokee. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ponca City. Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of the E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Home in Ponca City with the Rev. Rex B. Wilkes, associate minister of the Methodist Church in Ponca City, officiating. Graveside rites and burial will be in the Municipal Cemetery in Cherokee.
Survivors include one brother, Glen, Alva; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Pickett, Odessa, Texas; several nieces and nephews including Melvin Ford, Bartlesville and Mrs. Dick Watt, Harper, Kansas, both of whom were reared it by the Rackleys.
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