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 #
Adams, LC Tulsa Tribune 09/23/1987
Adams, Lee L Tulsa Tribune 03/12/1979
Adams, Leon Tulsa Tribune 02/18/1976
Adams, Lewis O Tulsa Tribune 01/11/1980
Adams, Lewis S Tulsa World 05/16/1968
Adams, Lillian M Tulsa World 01/29/1982
Adams, Lillian R ''Mickey'' Tulsa World 05/01/1987
Adams, Lola R Tulsa World 03/29/1972
Adams, Loleta M Tulsa Tribune 07/25/1986
Adams, Lorraine Tulsa Tribune 08/03/1976
Adams, Lou Eva Tulsa World 10/05/1986
Adams, Loyd Tulsa World 11/10/1975
Adams, Lula Dulcie Tulsa World 07/27/1979
Adams, Magnolia Tulsa Tribune 04/12/1986
Adams, Marea Tulsa World 05/10/1986
Adams, Marian Tulsa World 11/22/1969
Adams, Marie Earlene (Fletcher) Tulsa World 09/21/1975
Adams, Marie Jackie Tulsa Tribune 03/12/1976
Adams, Marion L Tulsa Tribune 07/18/1977
Adams, Marvin Tulsa Tribune 12/21/1981
Adams, Mary Tulsa Tribune 04/07/1965 18
Adams, Mary Tulsa Tribune 04/07/1965 51
Adams, Mary E Tulsa Tribune 02/03/1988
Adams, Mary L. Tulsa Tribune 12/09/1965 52
Adams, MarySue Tulsa Tribune 11/23/1976
Adams, Mida Tulsa Tribune 12/26/1966
Adams, Mildred Tulsa World 09/14/1987
Adams, Minnie Alice Tulsa World 08/08/1971
Adams, Mrs. Mary Tulsa World 04/08/1965
Adams, Mrs. Mary Tulsa World 04/08/1965
Adams, Mrs. Ruth L. Tulsa World 09/26/1965
Adams, Myrtle A Tulsa World 09/21/1985
Adams, Naomi Tulsa World 05/07/1963 4
Adams, Newborn son of Mr/Mrs Tulsa World 01/22/1977
Adams, Noel G Tulsa World 04/15/1987
Adams, Nora E Tulsa World 10/26/1967
Adams, Ollie B. (Mrs.) Tulsa World 08/15/1964 13
Adams, Opal J Tulsa World 03/14/1987
Adams, Otis Lee Tulsa World 03/27/1963 2
Adams, Paul Franklin Tulsa Tribune 03/04/1975
Adams, Phyllis Tulsa Tribune 12/16/1977
Adams, Raymond Tulsa World 09/14/1982
Adams, Richard ''Dick'' Tulsa World 01/13/1991
Adams, Richard E Tulsa Tribune 12/20/1978
Adams, Richard Lee Tulsa Tribune 05/24/1968
Adams, Riley Ernest Tulsa World 07/09/1990
Adams, Robert Charles Tulsa Tribune 10/31/1974
Adams, Robert Earl Tulsa Tribune 01/14/1970
Adams, Robert Thom Tulsa Tribune 12/10/1969
Adams, Roy A. Tulsa World 07/20/1964 2