Ponca City woman is listed as Osage County’s 32nd COVID-19 death

January 12, 2021 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Oklahoma State Department of Health most current COVID-19 total case count is 337,457 across the state.

The state’s death toll is 2,804, an increase of 29 which includes the 32nd reported death Osage County, a Ponca City woman in the 65 or older age group.

  • One in Beckham County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Cherokee County, two males in the 36-49 age group.
  • Four in Cleveland County, one female in the 50-64 age group, two females in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Comanche County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Cotton County, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Garfield County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • Two in Garvin County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Hughes County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Lincoln County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in McClain County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • Six in Oklahoma County, one female in the 65 or older age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, four males in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Pontotoc County, one male in the 36-49 age group.
  • One in Pottawatomie County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Rogers County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Seminole County, one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • One in Sequoyah County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Stephens County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
  • One in Washita County, one male in the 65 or older age group.

Kay County is ranked 13th in the state in the number of deaths reported with 44 which includes 26 Ponca City residents, two of those on the Osage County side. Eight Tonkawa residents, eight Blackwell residents two Newkirk residents and one Kaw City resident. No city was listed for the 17th death. Three of the Tonkawa deaths are contributed to Willow Haven Nursing Home. Ponca City is now ranked 16th in the state among cities with the number of deaths reported.

Noble County has seven reported deaths which includes, three deaths in Perry, including a male in the 65 or older age category; a female in the 65 or older age category; a Billings resident a female resident of Morrison a female in the 65 or older age category, and two Red Rock women both in the 65 or older age category. 

Osage County is ranked 21st in the state with 32 reported deaths, including two Ponca City residents, a male in the 65 or older age category and a female in the 65 or older category.

Grant County has five reported deaths, a female resident of Deer Creek in the 65 or older age category and two Wakita residents including a female in the 65 or older category, a Medford woman in the 65 or older age category and a Lamont resident.

Kay County ranks 19th in the state in the number of cases reports with 3,937. Included in the count are: 463 cases, in Blackwell, 62 are active; Braman, 17 reported cases, one active. Kaw City, 52 reported cases, seven active. Newkirk, 333 reported cases, 48 active. Ponca City, 2,926 reported cases, 407 are active. Tonkawa, 260 cases, 25 active.

Some of the Ponca City cases have been reported on the Osage County side and other cases have been reported in rural Kay County. 

As of Jan. 7 OSDH reports that there have been 167 cases reported at Kay County Nursing homes since the beginning of the pandemic, 144 of those are considered recovered and 12 have ended in death. 

Fifty-six of the cases have been reported at Ponca Nursing, 49 recovered and three deaths. Two cases at Shawn Manor, both recovered; 66 cases at Via Christi Village, 57 recovered, three deaths. Two cases at Creekside Village, both recovered. Six at Hillcrest Manor in Blackwell, three recovered and three deaths, and 28 at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa, 24 recovered and four deaths. On Dec. 31, Via Christi Village’s update shows six deaths have been recorded at the facility.

Osage County ranks 25th in the state for the number of cases report with 3,524. That number includes 33 reported cases in Burbank, one active. Fairfax has reported 149 cases, 24 active, and Shidler, 52, eight active.

Fairfax Manor Nursing Home reports 11 cases, all recoverd.  Fairfax reported its first COVID-19 death on Dec. 11, a female in the 50-64 age group.

Noble County’s case count is 1,111 which includes 191 cases in Billing with nine active. The latest report from OSDH released on Dec. 31 shows that 130 of the cases have been reported at the Billings Fairchild Center, 128 of those are considered recovered. Marland has 43 reported cases, nine active; Morrison, 145 cases, 26 active; Perry, 526 reported cases, 62 active; Red Rock’s case count is 144, 20 active. 

There are 439 reported cases in Grant County which includes 25 total cases in Deer Creek, one active. Lamont, 51 reported cases, five active. Medford 137 reported cases, 15 active. Nash 48 reported cases, eight active. Pond Creek has 124 cases reported,15 active and 38 cases in Wakita, five active. Deer Creek and Lamont have one reported death and Wakita has two.

In Cowley County 2,962 cases have been reported and 24 deaths. 

To read stories and obituaries of those in and around the Kay County area who have battled the virus click the following links.

One of the first people diagnosed in Ponca City was Geoffrey Cowan.

A Ponca City Man Was an Early ‘Face of COVID-19’ for Oklahomans. Here’s How He’s Doing

Ponca City resident Vicki Wasson http://kaynewscow.com/2020/04/21/ponca-city-resident-shares-her-battle-with-covid-19/

Lamont resident Jimmy Blaser https://kfor.com/news/local/59-year-old-lamont-man-recovers-from-covid-19-after-3-weeks-in-the-icu/

Newkirk resident Shineesta Emily Bushyhead Adams. (Adams died in April) https://www.indianz.com/News/2020/04/16/family-holds-onto-hope-while-mother-figh.asp

Obituary Cheryl Bennett https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Cheryl-Bennett

Obituary Frances Davis 

https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Frances-Davis?obId=19116664#/celebrationWall

Obituary Joanne I Cary

https://www.rindt-erdman.com/obituaries/Joanne-I-Cary?obId=19199381#/celebrationWall

Obituary: William Clemons, Ponca City https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Clemons?obId=12472139#/celebrationWall


Obituary: Gareld ‘Gary’ Reed, Ponca City https://www.newsbreak.com/oklahoma/ponca-city/news/1600685908445/gareld-gary-reed

Obituary Terald Lee Reed Sr.,  https://www.salina.com/obituaries/20200815/terald-reed-sr


Obituary: Clara Wilkerson, Ponca City https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Clara-Wilkerson?obId=17647838#/celebrationWall


Obituary: Morris Hearde, Kaw City  https://www.crawfordfuneralservice.com/obituaries/Morris-Herde/#!/Obituary

Obituary: Sheryl Jo Littlecrow, Ponca City  https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Sheryl-Littlecrow

Obituary: Stan Ketcher, Ponca City  https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Stan-Ketcher?obId=12685947#/celebrationWall

Obituary: Grace Ann Chism, Ponca City https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Grace-Ann-Chism?obId=12656734#/celebrationWall

Obituary: Everett Stumbaugh, Ponca City  https://www.everhere.com/us/obituaries/ok/ponca-city/everett-stumbaugh-10710791

Obituary: Shirley Stumbaugh, Ponca City https://www.everhere.com/us/obituaries/ok/ponca-city/shirley-stumbaugh-10791860

Obituary: Jeff Lieb, Ponca City

https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Jeff–Lieb?obId=18466940#/celebrationWall

Obituary: Ronald Sweigart, Ponca City  https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/ok/ponca-city/ronald-sweigart-11918379

Obituary: Danny Dale Ketts, Billings 

https://www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Danny-Ketts

Sam Crain, Arkansas City, Kan.

https://www.rindt-erdman.com/obituaries/Sam-Owen-Crain?obId=12661942

Obituary Catherine Edgington

https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Catherine-Edgington?obId=18993741

Obituary Linda Hudson https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Linda-Hudson

Obituary Donna Wirtz 

https://www.robertsandsonfh.com/obituary/donna-wirtz

Obituary Peggy Yeater, Blackwell https://www.robertsandsonfh.com/obituary/peggy-yeater

Obituary Vee Valentine, Blackwell

https://www.robertsandsonfh.com/obituary/vee-valentine

Obituary Buddy McKee, Blackwell

https://www.robertsandsonfh.com/obituary/buddy-mckee

Obituary Danny Lee Farrington, Blackwell

https://www.robertsandsonfh.com/obituary/danny-farrington

Obituary Julia Ann Tah

https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Julia-Tah

Obituary Phyllis Johnson Ponca City

https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Phyllis-Johnson

Obituary Theodore Eugene Johnson

https://www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com/obituary/Theodore-Johnson

Obituary Carter Buller, Ponca City

https://www.newsbreak.com/oklahoma/ponca-city/news/2135701028492/carter-fay-buller

Obituary, Ardetha Christensen, Ponca City

https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Ardetha-Christensen?obId=19493780#/celebrationWall

Obituary. Robert A. Innis, Ponca City

https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Robert-A-Innis?obId=19506802#/celebrationWall

Obituary, Phyllis Ruth McKay, Ponca City https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Phyllis-Ruth-McKay?obId=19512751#/celebrationWall

Obituary, William Charles Ward, Ponca City https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Charles-Ward?obId=19530009#/celebrationWall

Obituary, Dean Hall, Blackwell https://www.robertsandsonfh.com/obituary/dean-hall

Obituary, Allison Jones, Ponca City https://www.troutfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Allison-Jones?obId=19541915#/celebrationWall

Obituary, Kelly S. Gammon, Ponca City

https://www.gracememorialchapel.net/obituary/Kelly-Gammon

Obituary Gary Martin, Ponca City

Obituary David Kinkaid, Ponca City

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