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February 26, 2014

Arywanda McLain

March 13, 1930-Feb. 24, 2014

RUSH SPRINGS — Arywanda Madeline (Martin) McLain, 83, of Rush Springs, Oklahoma went to the arms of Jesus to live in God's kingdom Feb. 24, 2014.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home with Reverend Mirl Yates officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery at Comanche under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

Arywanda was born March 13, 1930, at Scott, Okla., the daughter of R.L. and Thelma (Reeder) Martin. She lived in Rush Springs for 44 years. She worked as a home health care provider for many Rush Springs residents. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bernie O'Neal McLain and three brothers J.C. (Duck) Roland (Ray) and San (Babe) Martin.

Survivors include two sisters, Delois (Dee) Firanski and her husband Tony of Hinton, Okla., and Susan Gale Ulrich and her husband Reford of Cache, Okla.; her son, Billy Yates and his wife, Marilyn, of Duncan; daughters, Diana Dickey and her husband, David, of Hutchinson, Kan., and Sheila Harris and her husband, Dusty, of Rush Springs, Okla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center of southwest Oklahoma at 2110 Duncan Regional Loop Road, Duncan, Okla., 73533.

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