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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

Enid Morning News
Feb 1988
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Glenn Shroads


4 Mar 1909 - 12 Feb 1988

Sharon – Funeral services for M. O. Apperson, 78, will be 3 PM Monday at Woodward first Baptist Church, with the Rev. Russell Duck officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery under direction of Billings Funeral Home.

Apperson, a retired farmer and cattle buyer, died Friday at his home.

He was born March 4, 1909, in Griggs. He attended school at Goodwell, then barber school in Denver.

On May 18, 1928, he was married to Vera Lucille Vail at Stratford, Texas. They lived in Guymon and Hardesty, where he was a barber. They moved to Dumas, Texas, where he was employed by the Smeldering Company. In 1940 they moved west of Freedom, and in 1942 moved to a farm south of Woodward.

He was a member of Woodward First Baptist Church and had been selected as a master farmer.

Survivors include wife Vera; daughter Ruth Ann Overton, Sharon; sister LaPrelleSteiner, Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren; and eight great – grandchildren.

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