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 #
Ackley, Kenneth A. Tulsa World 04/07/1965
Ackley, Kenneth A. Tulsa Tribune 04/07/1965 18
Ackley, Lee L Tulsa Tribune 06/03/1978
Ackley, Lila Fay Tulsa Tribune 05/16/1981
Ackley, Martha Jane Tulsa World 07/27/1964 5
Ackley, Martha Jane Tulsa World 07/28/1964 18
Ackley, Moss Mitchell Tulsa Tribune 09/01/1967
Ackley, Thomas Reed Tulsa World 10/19/1990
Acord, Ruthena Marie Tulsa Tribune 07/17/1978
Acosta, Leobardo Tulsa World 05/29/1984
Acosta, Pearla Tulsa World 09/30/1989
Acosta, Viola Sippy Tulsa Tribune 05/02/1981
Acox, Clyde J Tulsa World 11/07/1974
Acra, Hattie Mae Tulsa Tribune 06/24/1982
Acree, Arthur Tulsa Tribune 09/15/1978
Acree, Clara P Tulsa World 11/04/1971
Acree, Elza A. Tulsa World 11/07/1964 25
Acree, Elza A. Tulsa World 11/08/1964 33
Acree, Elza A. Tulsa World 11/09/1964 5
Acree, Harold J. Tulsa Tribune 02/05/1966 12
Acree, James Tulsa World 05/25/1975
Acree, Jessie Tulsa World 03/03/1970
Acton, Grace Tulsa World 08/22/1973
Acton, Gus D Tulsa Tribune 02/22/1979
Acton, Lance Tulsa World 07/08/1974
Acton, Lance Tulsa World 08/08/1974
Acuff, Charles E Tulsa World 02/11/1972
Acuff, John Nelson Tulsa World 04/24/1985
Acuff, Leslie T. Tulsa Tribune 12/20/1966
Acuff, Mrs. Pearl M. Tulsa World 03/25/1965
Acuff, Pearl M Tulsa Tribune 03/25/1965 11
Acuff, Pearl M. Tulsa Tribune 03/24/1965 57
Adachi, Kimi Tulsa Tribune 05/12/1973
Adair, AD Tulsa World 03/19/1989
Adair, Adrian Rae (infant daught Tulsa World 11/10/1988
Adair, Arthur (Pete) Tulsa World 09/24/1978
Adair, Bernice Tulsa Tribune 05/05/1965 26
Adair, Charley Lewis Tulsa World 04/05/1964 12
Adair, Charley Lewis Tulsa Tribune 04/06/1964 29
Adair, David D Tulsa Tribune 01/20/1984
Adair, Dora Tulsa World 08/29/1981
Adair, Dorothy Dee Tulsa Tribune 09/24/1969
Adair, Dorothy M Tulsa World 10/14/1975
Adair, Elijah Tulsa World 12/13/1989
Adair, Emmet M Tulsa World 04/26/1969
Adair, Enoch Marvin Tulsa World 01/01/1973
Adair, Fern Lucille ''Betty'' Tulsa World 08/19/1988
Adair, Flossie Frances Tulsa Tribune 08/23/1983
Adair, Foley C Tulsa World 08/19/1970
Adair, Forrest Lee Tulsa Tribune 04/28/1980