Name:   Violet Alberta (Galusha) Hise

From:  The Ponca City News, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Date:  Wednesday, July 16, 2003

TONKAWA -- Violet Alberta Galusha Hise, former resident of Ponca City, was born March 8, 1919, in Perkins. She was the daughter of Perry Almond and Emma Mahala Dunlap Galusha. Mrs. Hise died Monday evening, July 14, 2003, at the Fairview Hospital in Fairview at the age of 84.

A graduate of Ponca City High School, she was married to Ralph E. Hise on July 31, 1940, and began their married life in Ponca City. Their first child, Connie was born on a farm southeast of Tonkawa. They soon moved to Wichita, Kan., where Ralph worked for Cessna Aircraft. They returned to Round Grove and later moved to a farm northwest of Tonkawa where three boys, Joe, Jack and Jon, were born. Ralph and Violet lived and farmed at that farmstead 38 years before retiring and moving into Tonkawa. Ralph preceded her in death on March 24, 1996. For the past two years, she has resided in Fairview.

Violet loved making quilts, afghans and crocheting. She received an award for her many years as a volunteer at the Kay County Free Fair.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie Greer and husband Frank of Yukon; three sons, Joe Hise and wife Trish of Cleo Springs, Jack Hise and wife Gayle of Denver, Colo., and Jon Hise and wife Carla of Fairview; one sister, Bonnie Chapin and husband L.L. of Ponca City; sister-in-law, Flora Galusha of Bixby. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Bruce and Terry Greer of Talala, Kathy Greer Smith and Val of Yukon, Kari Greer Ruehle and Greg of Lincoln, Neb., Kim Hise Hensley and Todd of Markleville, Ind., Gayla Hise Martens and Bill of Aberdeen, S.D., Crystal Hise Brinson and Adam of Bethany; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church in Tonkawa with the Rev. Dr. John L. Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow in the Tonkawa Cemetery under the direction of McCafferty-Bolick-Green Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Violet's name to the Fairview Nursing Home, Kay County Free Fair or VFW, c/o funeral home, 400 E. Grand, Tonkawa, Okla. 74653.