Friends of woman shot to death in Luther heartbroken over death

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LUTHER, Okla. - We’re learning more about the victims in the double homicide in Luther late Sunday night.

The victims were husband and wife, Ron and Kay Wilkson.

Authorities say the Wilksons were shot to death by their nephew, Michael Vance

Authorities say the Wilksons were shot to death by their nephew, Michael Vance

We spoke to friends of Kay, who will always remember her bubbly spirit and nice smile.

Inside Josephine’s Café in Luther, it’s a somber day.

Glenn Fields knew Kay for decades.

“She was a wonderful person,” Fields said.

Kay used to work at the restaurant, and people told KFOR crews she was quite the multitasker.

“I’ve seen her many of times run this restaurant. She’d be cooking and waitressing at the same time. I mean, she was a worker. You couldn’t ask for a better person,” Fields said.

The owner of the restaurant said Kay stood out as a top-notch employee and person.

“All the people, the locals, Wellston, Chandler area, they all knew her. They knew her,” said John Pidcock, Josephine’s Café Owner.

Friends of the family are upset after hearing about Michael Vance Jr., the man accused of shooting Kay and Ron to death at their home near Triple X Road and northeast 206th street.

Michael Vance

Michael Vance

“I just can’t imagine why anyone would want to do that,” Fields said. “Wouldn’t bother me a bit to blow his brains out.”

“He don’t realize the hurt that he’s put on these people, because I don’t think he has the capacity to understand it,” Pidcock said.

Right now, friends are trying to focus on Kay for her qualities that set her apart.

“Her smile,” Fields said.

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