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Elton Floyd VanScoder

TIPTON  Funeral for Elton Floyd VanScoder, 99, Tipton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2018, at Tipton Church of Christ with Ken Waugh officiating.

Mr. VanScoder passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Oklahoma City. 

Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick. 

Elton Floyd VanScoder was born Feb. 22, 1918, to Silas Floyd and Gracie Odessa VanScoder in Frederick. He attended Pleasant Valley Elementary School and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1936. In 1939, Mr. VanScoder began working as a boys' supervisor at the Tipton Children's Home. He was later employed by Southwestern Trailways to drive buses between Oklahoma City and Altus Air Force Base. 

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his service in the military, Mr. VanScoder married his sweetheart, Lura Fay Forsyth, on April 28, 1946, in Tipton. They were blessed with two daughters, Donna Ruth and Nancy Jean VanScoder. Elton later attended Southwestern State University in Stillwater and then Cameron University in Lawton, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Mr. VanScoder and his wife owned and operated the Tipton Hardware and Plumbing Company for many years. 

In 1977, he accepted employment as an accountant at the Tipton Children's Home until his retirement in 1984. Later, he volunteered as a reading tutor, delivered Meals on Wheels and served the community with Jackson County Hospice. Mr. VanScoder and his wife enjoyed mentoring two young men, Christopher Clark and Robert Blankenship, when they resided at the Tipton Children's Home. He was a faithful member of Tipton Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and a dedicated Bible school teacher. 

He is survived by two daughters: Donna VanScoder Carlton and her husband, Casey, and Nancy VanScoder Brooks; two grandchildren: Sarah Brooks Rhoads and Timothy Brooks and his wife, Valerie; a nephew, Craig Hasty and his wife, Janice; two great-nieces: Cameron Hasty and Carly Allred; two great-nephews: Connor Hasty and Stephen Allred; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his devoted wife of 69 years, Lura Fay VanScoder; a brother, Lauren VanScoder; his stepmother, Myrtle VanScoder; his sister-in-law, Addie Ruth Hasty; his brother-in-law, James Hasty; his niece, Pamela Hasty Allred; and son-in-law, Robert Brooks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton's Children's Home, P.O. Box 370, Tipton, 73570. An online guestbook is available at

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