Gilbert W. (Gil) Morris

Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Gil grew up in Ralston,Oklahoma and graduated from Ralston High School in 1967. He was first employed by Grace Memorial Chapel at the age of 18. Gil later served in the United States Air Force and then was employed in farm implement sales. He now has been associated with Grace Memorial Chapel since 1984. Gil was named manager of Grace Memorial Chapel in 1990 and completed mortuary school at the University of Central Oklahoma in1992. Gil's wife is Sandy, and they have two sons, Loy, also a funeral director, and Scott, a college basketball coach. The couple also has five precious grandchildren. The couple are members of the First Baptist Church of Ponca City.

Mike Brown

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mike was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and always said, ”My Grandparents had two daughters, they both married Funeral Directors.” Being raised around the funeral business he decided that was going to be his career choice.  Mike did his apprenticeship in Claremore, Oklahoma. He completed the Funeral Services courses at Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1975.  He has managed several places in Oklahoma and Alaska. He came to Grace Memorial Chapel in 2003 and then had a desire to go to “The Last Frontier” moving to Alaska in 2004, where it is said that you can see Russia from your back door.  Mike returned to Grace Memorial Chapel in 2011. Mike’s wife is Jan, who is also a Funeral Director, he has 2 children, 2 step-children, 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle, reloading ammunition and shooting his firearms.

Brenda S. Thorpe

Office Administrator/ Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Brenda was born and raised in Ponca City and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1971. She has been employed with Grace Memorial Chapel for 26 years and has been a licensed insurance agent for 15 years. Brenda's husband is Gary and she has five children, Jennifer, Christina, Ray, Vicki and Mark, and 10 grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She has served on the Ponca City Humane Society Board of Directors and she enjoys bowling.

Don Romine

Funeral Service Assistant

Don has been been with Grace Memorial Chapel going on three years. He is retired from the City of Ponca City Electric Department. His wife is Joyce and they have one married daughter and three grandchildren.  His enjoyments include traveling and riding his motorcyle.

Kim E. Scholey

Evening Receptionist

Kim was born in Maine and moved with her family to Oklahoma in 1992. She graduated from Ponca City High School and Northen Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. Kim's husband is Fred and they have 3 dogs, Charlee, Jimmy and Roscoe. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephews and her many friends. She also enjoys embroidery, working jigsaw puzzles and scrapbooking

June E. Miller


June was born in Forres, Scotland and has lived in Oklahoma since 1992. Her husband is Duke and they have 2 children, Kenneth and Kim and 3 grandchildren, Kevin, Daisy and Aidan. June is a volunteer with the Extra Eyes team for the Ponca City Police Department and is a member of the Xi Beta Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. When not working various jobs, June enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, walking, gardening, working crossword puzzles and reading.

Susan Skinner Ladner

Evening Receptionist

Susan has been employed with Grace Memorial Chapel since 2003. Susan is a native Ponca Citian who has lived here her entire life.  She graduated from Po-Hi in 1969.  Susan is also employed with the Department of Human Services as a DDSD Case Manager II. She has two children, a son, Zac and his wife, Kendra, and a daughter, Holly. Susan has two grandsons, Braden Deroy and Riley Cole.

Alisha Dupuis

Pre-Need Counselor

Alisha grew up in Minco, Oklahoma and graduated from Minco High School in 2005. She continued her education at East Central University and graduated with a degree in education. During college she became a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and is now an alumnus. She met her husband Michael Dupuis while in college and were married in 2011. The couple has one son. Alisha enjoys spending time with family, watching movies and working on her yard.