Hruby-Stein Family Statement

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Family Statement

We want to thank all our friends and community for your tremendous outreach of love, thoughts and prayers regarding this horrific family tragedy. The Hruby family John, Tinker and Katherine were loved and adored by their family and community and our hearts are broken. Please respect our privacy at this time to let us deal and process our enormous loss. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that any gifts be made to the Stephens County Humane Society, The Boy Scouts, or Women's Haven. At this time the family is working on a scholarship memorial fund that will be set up.

Hruby Memorial Services

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A memorial service for John Hruby, 50, Joy "Tinker" Hruby, 48, and Katherine Hruby, 17, of Duncan will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Duncan. John and Tinker Hruby owned The Marlow Review and The Comanche County Chronicle.
There is no visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made through Grantham Funeral Home at

Please pray with us

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At this time, The Marlow Review asks the general public for prayers following the tragic deaths of John Hruby, our publisher, his wife Tinker, and their daughter Katherine. Our staff endeavors to continue to serve Marlow to the best of our ability going forward. Thank you.

Hruby family victims of homicide

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UNTIMELY DEATHSA tragic end came to a family with deep ties in the Marlow and Duncan communities earlier this week.
Monday morning a housekeeper found Marlow Review owner and publisher John Hruby, 50, along with his wife Tinker, 48, and teenage daughter Katherine dead at their home at 1217 Bent Tree in Duncan.

Marlow schools to get building soon

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Marlow Public Schools (MPS) administrators expect to get the keys to the old library on Nov. 1. Superintendent, George Coffman said repairs are needed and material saved from recent school construction will be used to reduce the cost of moving administrative offices.