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July 2023 Obituaries 

Ramona Karliene Spradlin

A memorial service for Ramona Karliene Spradlin, age 89, will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Ardmore, OK.  A graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, OK under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Ramona Karliene Spradlin was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Karl Marx Abshier and Myrtle Clara (Mashore) Abshier on June 16, 1934.  She entered her heavenly home on July 28, 2023.  Karliene, as she was known to family and friends, married   Clarence A. “Pete” Spradlin in April of 1951.  While Pete was still in the Navy, their first daughter was born.  Upon his discharge from the Navy the family moved to Bethany where their second daughter was born and the family was complete.  They eventually moved to Ft. Worth where he attended Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.  Karliene worked at the switchboard part time and was a busy homemaker the rest of the time.  Karliene found her ministry in the preschool departments wherever Pete pastored.  When the family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, Karliene continued her ministry with the little ones.  She received training in preschool ministry at Glorieta Baptist Conference Center and went back the next few years to train new workers.  Karliene traveled with other workers in the Northern Plains Baptist Convention (Wyoming, Montana, and North and South Dakota) leading preschool conferences.  With her oldest daughter in college and her youngest daughter about to graduate from high school, Karliene decided it was time to get her GED and fulfill a lifelong dream to become a nurse.  Pete and Karliene moved to Chickasha where Pete pastored at College Heights Baptist Church and Karliene continued her preschool ministry.  She found time to attend Vocational-Technical School in El Reno to become an LPN.  She worked at the hospital and then as an allergy nurse in Chickasha.  She loved being a nurse.  Putting her budgeting skills to good use, Karliene put every dollar she made toward the land and later the house they built together that would be their home for many years.  Karliene was proud of their home and every year hosted a dinner for the church deacons and their wives at Christmas time.  Through the years she hosted evangelists, friends, and family.  Karliene planned wonderful vacations for her family as they visited many National Parks.  She also loved Christmas and the music that went with the holiday.  Karliene is preceded in death by many precious loved ones, including Pete in 2010.   She is survived by her brother Elmer (Sonny) and his wife Irene, Anadarko; brother-in-law Jesse Cook, Ardmore; and sister-in-law Mary Shafer,  Shorewood, IL; daughters Connie (Rich) Mattingly from Mt. Gilead, Ohio; Brenda (Richard) Jagger, Ardmore, Oklahoma; grandchildren Cameron (Sarah) Hansen, Colin (Katie) Hansen, Elizabeth (Jason) Williams, Rebecca (Aaron) Hall; great grandchildren Ian, Kaylee, Gabriel, Ellee, Tristan, Seth, Mika, Judah, Emma, Brody, Marie, and Scarlett.  She will be missed.

Bruce Epperson

Graveside funeral service for Bruce Epperson will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 31, 2023 in the Fairview Cemetery, Tuttle, OK.  There will be no viewing.

Faybell Buchanan

Graveside funeral service for Faybell Buchanan, 85, OK, will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023 in the Verden Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Faybell was born the daughter of Carl and Viola Blevins on April 14, 1938 in Verden, OK.  She died on July 10, 2023 in Chickasha, OK.

Faybell grew up in the Verden area, graduating from Verden High School and lived her entire life in the Verden community.

Viewing will be held from 9:00am to 7:00pm on Tuesday, at McRay Funeral Home.

Lila Jill Clark

A Memorial Service for Lila “Jill” Clark will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, July 21, 2023 at First Christian Church in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Reverend Michael Oberlender will officiate.

Jill was born on September 24, 1946, to Ralph and Letha Mae Peter.  She was born in Frederick, Ok.  She died on July 6, 2023 in Oklahoma City, surrounded by loved ones.

Jill married her husband, Billy Ray Clark on December 27, 1968.  They spent many years together, making lots of memories. Jill was a science teacher, basketball coach, respiratory therapist, and later in life,  a United Methodist Minister.

She was an avid gardener, known for her beautiful flowers, loved to travel, and spend time with her friends and family.  Her most loved role in life was one of mother, to her daughter, Crystal Wyatt, and was the most wonderful Ga-Ga to her grandsons, Brennan Wyatt and Jacob Merchant.

Jill is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Letha Mae Peter, and  sister Jaquita Fillmore.  She is survived by husband, Bill Clark; sisters Jan McKinney and Sharon Peter, daughter Crystal and Shane Wyatt, grandsons Brennan Wyatt and Jacob Merchant.  She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and numerous friends and family members who will remember her fondly.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown

Phone: 405-224-4141

Fax:  405-224-1584


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