Death Notice

The Death Notice Index is a database listing the dates of death notices that have appeared in the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune. Death notices are posted by the funeral home and contain references to the date of death and the date and location of funeral services. Obituaries are provided and purchased by the family and, though they vary in length, can provide biographical data and information on the survivors of the deceased. Because not every family purchased an obituary, this database, in general, indexes death notices only. The Central Library has both the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune on microfilm in the Research Center on the 4th floor. Copies or scans can be made from the microfilm.

The Death Notice Index contains the name of the person and the date the death notice appeared in the newspaper, covering the years 1963-1990 in the Tulsa World and 1964-1990 in the Tulsa Tribune.

Sometimes, the name you are searching is not listed. It may help to try a different spelling of the person's last name. There are many different ways to spell certain names, such as Lewis, Louis, Luis, or Stevens, Stephens, or Elliott, Elliot, Eliott, Eliot. If you are uncertain of the spelling of a last name, put the first few letters of a last name, such as "She", which will bring up names from Shea to Shewmaker.

Occasionally, there are articles about deaths and the death notices do not appear in the newspapers. In those cases, the dates and/or page numbers of the articles appear in the index.

For death notices from 1989 to the present, library customers with a valid library card can search the Tulsa World online via a library subscription service either at their neighborhood library or with through their own Internet connection.

For more information on obituaries, death notices, and newspaper articles, please visit the local history subject guide.

Title Newspaper Publication Date Page #
Wyrick, Sr., Paul D. Tulsa World 04/11/1977
Wyrick, Toll (Mrs.) Tulsa World 04/02/1964 63
Wyrrack, Patricia M. Hoebel Tulsa World 07/23/1982
Wyrrick, Francis Tulsa Tribune 07/05/1982
Wyse, A.C. ''Sonny'' Tulsa World 06/08/1977
Wyse, Leonard Lee Tulsa World 03/12/1974
Wysong, Maebell L. Tulsa Tribune 10/10/1966
Wyzard, Maude Tulsa World 08/16/1964 34
Xavier, Sister Mary Tulsa World 08/23/1966 17, c
Yadon, Emma Tulsa World 05/17/1972
Yadon, Irene Edwards Tulsa Tribune 04/22/1965 46
Yadon, Irene Edwards Tulsa World 04/23/1965
Yadon, Mrs. Irene Edwards Tulsa World 04/22/1965
Yadon, Robert Tulsa World 06/20/1975
Yadon, Sally Tulsa World 01/26/1982
Yadon, Thomas J. Tulsa Tribune 08/26/1966 36
Yadon, Thomas J. Tulsa World 08/27/1966 22, c
Yadon, Thomas J. Tulsa World 08/26/1966 34, c
Yadon, William, Mrs. Tulsa Tribune 04/22/1965 45
Yaffe, Rose Tulsa Tribune 08/29/1973
Yagel, Cameron Tulsa World 12/23/1985
Yagel, Marjorie Tulsa Tribune 01/17/1987
Yager, Ed Tulsa Tribune 12/16/1982
Yager, Edwin Tulsa Tribune 01/09/1978
Yager, Eldie Tulsa Tribune 12/07/1973
Yager, Hazel Tulsa World 04/06/1987
Yager, Helen Tulsa World 07/17/1990
Yager, Minna Tulsa World 12/15/1976
Yager, Virgil R. Tulsa Tribune 04/19/1966 24
Yaggy, Ethel Tulsa World 09/27/1978
Yaggy, Raymond Tulsa World 12/01/1981
Yaggy, Raymond (Mrs.) Tulsa World 09/27/1978
Yahol, Lela Tulsa Tribune 06/30/1980
Yahola, Lela Tulsa Tribune 06/30/1980
Yakey, Hiram Tulsa Tribune 03/14/1983
Yakish, Dixie Tulsa World 10/01/1974
Yancey, Craig Tulsa Tribune 05/24/1970
Yancey, Eleanor Tulsa World 11/05/1970
Yanchan, Leopold Tulsa World 08/11/1972
Yancy, Callie Tulsa World 02/03/1989
Yancy, Robbie Tulsa Tribune 07/28/1989
Yandell, Bessie M. Tulsa Tribune 01/28/1966 1
Yandell, Chuck Tulsa World 10/11/1968
Yandell, Frank Tulsa Tribune 11/19/1974
Yandell, George L. Tulsa World 04/02/1964 1
Yandell, James Tulsa Tribune 10/18/1968
Yandell, Martha Tulsa World 04/08/1983
Yandell, Nin Tulsa World 01/06/1976
Yandell, Sammy Tulsa World 07/25/1986 D4
Yankee, (Mrs. Joel) Tulsa World 12/20/1963 11-Obit