The Duncan Banner


December 30, 2013

Mary G (Mary Lynn) Payne Wade

May 12, 1926 — Dec. 21, 2013

DUNCAN — Mary G (Mary Lynn) Payne Wade, 87, went to Heaven on Dec. 21, 2013, but not before leaving her mark as a generous woman of strong faith and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 4 at First United Methodist Church, Marlow.

Born May 12, 1926, in Marlow, Mary graduated from Marlow High School in 1944 and later attended the University of Oklahoma.

She married Jim Wade in 1945 in Junction City, Kan. The couple spent time in Oklahoma City, Marlow and at a home on Lake Texoma that became a favorite vacation spot for the family.

Mary spent her final five years living with her daughter Virginia Paez and family in Norman, where she remained active in the community and at the church.

Throughout her life, Mary was a pillar of the United Methodist Church, dedicating her time, gifts and devotion in a show of faith.

Mary is survived by her brother, William (Bill) Payne, sons James Purdum and Michael Purdum and daughter Virginia Paez; seven grandchildren: Jason Purdum, Stephanie Purdum Pacheco, David Purdum, Daniel Purdum, Meredith Purdum Jones, Cathy Paez, Angela Paez Webb, and 11 great-grandchildren: Jacquelyn Purdum, Anthony Purdum, Isabella Purdum, Cecilia Pacheco, Ricky Pacheco, Addison Purdum, Lucy Purdum, Cooper Paez, Luke Webb, Landon Webb and Lynlee Webb.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Jim, mother Mable Payne, father Joe R. Payne, brother Joseph R. Payne and sister Virginia Payne Vanscoy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church, 421 W. Main Ave., Marlow, OK, 73055.

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