Gary Lee Shryock was born on October 27, 1945 in Mooreland, OK to Eleanor and Ivan Shryock. He and his two sisters, Cheryl Volosin and Donne Sutterfield, attended school in Mutual. After finishing high school, he attended Northwestern Oklahoma State College where he met Joy Lea Pirtle. The two were wed on August 23rd, 1964 and had two boys, Stacy Lee Shryock and James Bradley Shryock, the family was completed with the addition of a daughter, Shawna Lee Shryock-Elwood. Gary continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and obtained his Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling in May of 1992.
Church News & Obits
The Seiling Lady Cats competed in Alex last Friday in their Class A Regional Meet. The girls rank fifth in Class A, and showed off why as they finished second at the event with 96 points.
Gilbert “Duane” VanMeter, 85, an avid farmer, father, husband and grandfather, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Chris Edwin (Ed) Burchett was born on May 4, 1952 in Thomas Oklahoma to parents William (Bud) and Betty Lee (Armstrong) Burchett, and he passed from this life on April 3, 2021 at the age of 68 years 10 months and 30 days. Ed was a lifelong Seiling resident. He grew up attending the First Christian Church in Seiling and it was here that he gave his life to the Lord and was baptized. He attended Seiling schools graduating with the class of 1970. After graduation, Ed attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University for a time before joining the workforce.
Joel Edward Epp, age 86, of Henderson, NE died Friday, March 19, 2021 at Henderson. He was born September 29, 1934 at Fairview, OK to Abraham and Eva (Just) Epp. On June 6, 1958 he was married to Beth Allyn Sander at First Christian Church in Seiling, OK. Joel was an Elementary Psychometrist and Educator. He was a member of the Henderson, Nebraska Mennonite Brethren Church. He loved playing the organ/ piano, painting and other forms of music.