The Obit For Harry Brecheen


Sunday, January 18th 2004

The Ada evening News

ADA Services for Harry D. Brecheen, 89, Ada, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Gary Grady officiating. Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Brecheen died Jan. 17, 2004, at a Bethany nursing facility. He was born Oct. 14, 1914, at Broken Bow to Tom and Lucy Tyree Brecheen.

He was a pitching star for Ada High School and later in the Major Leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals. See page 1 for details on his baseball career.

He married Vera Caperton Sept. 16, 1933, at Allen. She died April 6, 1997, at Ada. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Biffel Brecheen.

Survivors include a son, Steve Brecheen and wife Leah, Bethany; a sister, Jo Trammell; and three grandsons, David, Scott and Keith Brecheen, Bethany.

Donations for cancer research may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), 825 NE 13th, OKlahoma City, OK 73104.

Criswell Funeral Home Ada