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 #
Yankee, Sonya Tulsa Tribune 01/26/1975
Yant, Mable Tulsa World 01/04/1969
Yant, Mable Tulsa Tribune 01/04/1969
Yaple, Carl Tulsa Tribune 10/09/1967
Yaple, Elizabeth Tulsa World 09/09/1988
Yarber, William J. Tulsa World 01/06/1966
Yarber, William J. Tulsa Tribune 01/05/1966 41
Yarberry, Carl (Tentatively identified as) Tulsa World 12/09/1963 1-Story
Yarborough, Bessie Tulsa Tribune 06/08/1977
Yarborough, Curtis Tulsa World 12/08/1963 36
Yarborough, Curtis Jesse Tulsa World 12/08/1963 4-Death
Yarborough, Curtis Jesse Tulsa World 12/08/1963 36-Obit
Yarborough, Curtis Jesse Tulsa World 12/08/1963 4
Yarborough, Curtis Jesse Tulsa World 12/10/1963 10-Funeral
Yarborough, Forbes, Dr. Tulsa Tribune 02/22/1965 10
Yarborough, James H. (Mrs.) Tulsa Tribune 06/08/1977
Yarborough, Miles Tulsa Tribune 05/06/1970
Yarborough, Myrlte Lee Tulsa Tribune 05/20/1964 27
Yarborough, Myrtle Lee Tulsa Tribune 05/20/1964 30
Yarborough, Myrtle Lee Tulsa Tribune 05/22/1964 22
Yarborough, Myrtle Lee Tulsa World 05/21/1964 48
Yarborough, Myrtle Lee Tulsa World 05/22/1964 12
Yarborough, Sam H. Tulsa World 03/24/1964 9
Yarborough, Sarah Tulsa World 11/27/1988
Yarborough, William Tulsa World 10/23/1978
Yarbrough, Addie Tulsa Tribune 02/14/1970
Yarbrough, Annie Tulsa World 11/20/1969
Yarbrough, Annie Tulsa Tribune 11/19/1969
Yarbrough, Clay (Mrs.) Tulsa World 03/23/1981
Yarbrough, Clyde Tulsa Tribune 12/10/1965 47
Yarbrough, Clyde A. Tulsa World 12/11/1965
Yarbrough, Clyde A. Tulsa World 12/11/1965
Yarbrough, Clyde A. Tulsa Tribune 12/10/1965 47
Yarbrough, Delano Tulsa Tribune 06/28/1977
Yarbrough, Gyva Tulsa World 03/23/1981
Yarbrough, James Tulsa World 11/23/1977
Yarbrough, Joe Tulsa World 12/07/1988
Yarbrough, Joe Tulsa Tribune 09/21/1968
Yarbrough, Leota Tulsa World 07/22/1970
Yarbrough, Leslie (Mrs.) Tulsa Tribune 01/13/1977
Yarbrough, Lessie Tulsa World 07/10/1980
Yarbrough, Lillie A. Tulsa World 07/29/1986 B12
Yarbrough, Maude Tulsa World 04/21/1977
Yarbrough, Pansy Tulsa Tribune 01/13/1977
Yarbrough, Sam H. Tulsa Tribune 03/24/1964 12
Yarbrough, Thelma Tulsa Tribune 12/28/1979
Yarbrough, Vernon Tulsa Tribune 02/20/1968
Yarbrough, Vesta Tulsa World 06/22/1968
Yarbrough, William Tulsa World 04/13/1965
Yarbrough, William P. Tulsa Tribune 04/13/1965 11