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ELLIS COUNTY CAPITAL
ARNETT, ELLIS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1956

HARMON WOMAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING HIGHWAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Dymond, 80 were held Wednesday at 2:20 p. m. in the Church of the Nazarene in Harmon. Mrs. Dymond was killed Sunday right after 9:50 when crossing U.S. Highway 60 in Harmon as she returned from the evening church service.

Mrs. Dymond had attended church with a friend Mrs. C. G. Karnes who had stopped on the north side of highway U. S. 60 to pick up her husband. Mrs. Dymond remarked that she was without her flashlight and her friend said she should shine the car light on her door until she was home. Mrs. Dymond started to cross the highway and walked directly in front of the oncoming 1955 Murcrey car driven by Dee Anthony Leven, 21 of Rt. 2 Newkirk, Okla. Levin and his bride of a few days were returning from a honeymoon trip. Mrs. Dymond was killed instantly, suffering a broken neck, broken right arm and broken ribs on the right side.

Mrs. Cora Belle Dymond was born in the state of Missouri, in 1876, she came to this section of Oklahoma 65 years ago and settled on land near Harmon. Later moving into Harmon where she and her husband operated a service station. When Mr. Dymond died, she continued to make her home there., taking active part in the Nazarene church and other community affairs.

Survivors are four daughters: Mrs. Etta McCracken, Mont Rose, Colo.; Mrs. Dorothy New, Harmon; Mrs. Lillian Jenlink, Jet; and Mrs. Nellie Denton, Bartlesville; a son, Robert Latha, Colo.

Highway patrolman Jim Holland who investigated the accident with Sheriff Perry J. Town and Under sheriff Calvin Vincent Sunday and Monday, have made no announcement on possible charges against Leven.


Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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