Lynn Delbert Richey, 92, of Cowden, Oklahoma, passed away July 1, 2016. He was born on March 1, 1924 in Agawam, Oklahoma to Jeffrey H. Richey and Sallie McClellan Richey. He lived most of his life in the Cowden community where he met and married the love of his life, Laura Etta Woodruff on March 17, 1945. Delbert's occupation was farming but he also ran the Cowden Co-Op Station for 26 years. Delbert was a World War II Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger.
Delbert will be remembered for his deep love of family and friends.
He is survived by three daughters; Annetta Newton and husband Von of Newcastle, Oklahoma, Verdeana Weidenmaier and husband Richard of Chickasha, Oklahoma and Delma Lamb and husband Keith of Newcastle, Oklahoma. Six grandchildren, Richey Stovall and wife Jennifer, Deana Ramsey and husband Jack, James Weidenmaier and wife Christy, Brent Lamb and wife Summer, Jeffrey Lamb and wife Laura, and Charlie Lamb. Ten great-grandchildren, Richey Dilynn Stovall, Carter Stovall, Avery Ramsey, Jaxon Lamb, Cooper Lamb, Asher Lamb, Katelynn Lamb, Conner Lamb, Brayden Lamb and Annabelle Weidenmaier, and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Laura Etta, daughter Mary Lynn, brother William "Pinky" Richey and sister Juanita Newton.
Services for Delbert were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Oklahoma. Interment followed at Sappington Chapel Cemetery Cowden, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home.
Published on July 5, 2016