Funeral Homes in Picher, OK


Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Picher.

Picher is also known as: Ottawa County / Picher city.

Zip codes in the city: 74360.

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Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home

John T. Steele purchased the undertaking business from the Lowe Furniture Company in 1905. And was originally located at 120 N. Webb street. In 1923 Steele purchased the J.C. Stewart home at 301 W. Broadway where the business is located today. In...

Bath-Naylor Funeral Home

The Bath-Naylor Funeral Home & Crematory of Pittsburg, Weir
and Columbus, KS traces its roots back to 1900. In 1987 the Bath
Funeral Home of Pittsburg (formerly the E. K. Smith Funeral
Home); the Naylor Funeral Home of Weir and the...

Elizabeth Burial Garments
324 S Connell Ave
Picher, OK 74360
Paul Thomas Funeral Home
419 S Connell Ave
Picher, OK 74360

Nearby Funeral Homes for Picher

Bath Funeral Home
S 7th St
Altamont, KS 67330
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
611 S East Ave
Columbus, KS 66725
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
104 W Main St
Weir, KS 66781
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home
522 S Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral
1101 Cherokee Ave
Seneca, MO 64865
Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home
301 W Broadway St
Webb City, MO 64870
Ozark Cemetery
1747 Broadway St
Joplin, MO 64804
Ozark Funeral Homes
133 Roy Hill Blvd
Noel, MO 64843
Parker Mortuary
1502 S Joplin Ave
Joplin, MO 64804
Paul Thomas Funeral Home
503 S Mickey Mantle Blvd
Miami, OK 74354
Thomas Funeral Home
5th & Jefferson St
Welch, OK 74369
Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary
602 Byers Ave
Joplin, MO 64801
Walker Dowd Funeral Home
11 N 71 Business Hwy
Anderson, MO 64831
Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home
Po Box 450460
Grove, OK 74344
Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home
711 S Main St
Grove, OK 74344

Facts about the city

Picher is a ghost town and former city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. Much of the land was originally owned by the Quapaw after Indian Removal. In the early 20th century, mining took place initially under federal leases of these lands but the Quapaw did not receive a fair share of royalties and were generally excluded from the thousands of mining jobs in the region. In 2000 they comprised a significant minority of the population in the city. This was a major national center of lead and zinc mining at the heart of the Tri-State Mining District. More than a century of unrestricted subsurface excavation dangerously undermined most of Picher's town buildings and left giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated mine tailings (known as chat) heaped throughout the area. The discovery of the cave-in risks, groundwater contamination, and health effects associated with the chat piles and subsurface shafts resulted in the site being included in 1980 in the Tar Creek Superfund Site by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The state collaborated on mitigation and remediation measures, but a 1996 study found that 34% of the children in Picher suffered from lead poisoning due to these environmental effects, which could result in lifelong neurological problems. Eventually EPA and the state of Oklahoma agreed to a mandatory evacuation and buyout of the entire township. The similarly contaminated satellite towns of Treece, Kansas and Cardin, Oklahoma were included in the Tar Creek Superfund site.A 2006 Army Corps of Engineers study showed 86% of Picher's buildings (including the town school) were badly undermined and subject to collapse at any time. The destruction of 150 homes by an F4 tornado in May 2008 accelerated the exodus. On September 1, 2009, the state of Oklahoma officially dis-incorporated the city of Picher.The town ceased official operations on September 1, 2009 and the population plummeted from 1,640 at the 2000 census to 20 at the 2010 census. As of January 2011, only six homes and one business remain, their owners having refused to leave at any price. The rest of the town's buildings, except designated historical structures, were scheduled to be demolished by the end of the year.Picher is among a small number of locations in the world (such as Gilman, Colorado, Centralia, Pennsylvania, and Wittenoom, Western Australia) to be evacuated and declared uninhabitable due to environmental and health damage caused by the mines the town once serviced.The closest towns to Picher, other than nearby Cardin, Treece and Douthat, are Commerce, Quapaw (the headquarters of the nation by that name) and Miami, Oklahoma

Picher Obituaries

It was noted by Topeka Capital-Journal on March 20th, 2020 that Maxine Nona Taylor (Foster) died in Topeka, Kansas.  Ms. Taylor was 95 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Maxine Nona's life.

It was revealed on September 3rd, 2019 that Mildred Wanetta Wissinger (Wood) passed away in West Milton, Ohio.  Ms. Wissinger was 99 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Mildred Wanetta's life.

It was revealed by Foster's Daily Democrat on August 29th, 2019 that Floyd N Turner passed on in Rochester, New Hampshire.  Turner was 78 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Floyd N's life.

It was reported by Register Guard on July 30th, 2019 that Garold "Dean" Workman passed away in Eugene, Oregon.  Workman was 86 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Garold "Dean"'s life.

It was disclosed by Des Moines Register on December 23rd, 2018 that Billy Dean Wood perished in Des Moines, Iowa.  Wood was 83 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Billy Dean's life.

It was disclosed by Hutchinson News on October 1st, 2018 that Sharon Gean Rowden (Rowden) passed away in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Ms. Rowden was 65 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Sharon Gean's life.

It was disclosed by Topeka Capital-Journal on September 25th, 2018 that Wanda L Philips (Foster) passed on in Topeka, Kansas.  Ms. Philips was 91 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Wanda L's life.

It was revealed by Topeka Capital-Journal on July 3rd, 2018 that Rex E Gary died in Berryton, Kansas.  Gary was 88 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Rex E's life.

It was disclosed by The Desert Sun on October 4th, 2017 that Wesley Gilstrap passed away in California.  Gilstrap was 83 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Wesley's life.

It was disclosed by Enumclaw Courier-Herald on December 28th, 2016 that Clifford Leon Creek passed on in Enumclaw, Washington.  Creek was 83 years old and was born in Picher, OK.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Clifford Leon's life.


The population was 1,640 at the United States Census, 2000 census. It was formerly a center of lead and zinc mining. Picher is a town in Ottawa County, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States. Discoveries of ground contamination and the possibility of a cave in under the town site have prompted nearly all of its population to evacuate Picher, and the nearby town of Cardin, Oklahoma is following suit. .


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