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Alta June York

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Alta June (Yost) York, was born on Oct. 31, 1927, in Omega to John and Vina (Castonguay) Yost.

She went to join her husband Richard in Heaven on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. She was 91.

Alta and Richard were married April 7, 1962, in Kingfisher and spent 56 happy years together.

Alta and Richard were equal partners in their farming operation in Blaine County until they were in their mid-80s when they had to retire and pass it on to their son and grandson.

Alta was a loving mother and grandmother. She never turned down a request to babysit her grandchildren or even great-grandchildren.

We all spent many happy hours on the front porch with her at their big farm house on the corner of 13th Street and Airport Road.

Mark and Marcella’s best memories of their mom was getting off the school bus to just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies and warm pies with a glass of milk.

Alta is survived by one son, Mark York (Lynn) of Kingfisher, one daughter Marcella Biehler (Beelie) of Kingfisher, two stepsons, Stanley York (Marilyn) of Derby, Kan., and Phillip York of Enid; six grandchildren, Beelie Biehler III of Royce City, Texas, Christy Schellenberg (Isaak) of Kingfisher, Dusty Biehler (Jan) of Loyal, April Gibson (Brandon) of Kingfisher, Jessica Ramer (Fred) of Omega, and Matt York (April) of Red Oak, Iowa.

She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren: Emily, Scott, and Ethan Schellenberg; Axel Biehler; Meghan and Ryann Shue; Zach and Kase Gibson; Cameron, Whitney and Natalie Ram-er, and Ashley and Mason York.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Herman Yost and Robert Yost; five sisters, Erma Enyeart, Bertha Gosset, Doris Channel, Annie McMinn and Edna Privott; one grandson-in-law, Robert Shue, and great-grandson, Preston Ramer.

Alta’s services were Thursday, Jan. 24, at Sanders Funeral Service Chapel. Burial followed at Kingfisher Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Loyal United Methodist Church.