Funeral services for Wanda Mae Martin Parsons Marley, 83, were held Jan. 9, 2011, at the Waldensian United Presbyterian Church in Monett, Mo. Interment followed at Waldensian Cemetery.
The Rev. Vicki Evans officiated.
Mrs. Marley died Jan. 5.
She was born in Joes, Colo. in 1927. She graduated from Muskogee High School in Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baylor University in Waco. She worked as a teacher, but primarily devoted her life to bringing up her six children and menagerie of pets, her family said.
Survivors include her six children and 14 grandchildren: a son, Robert Franklin (Frank) Parsons II and his wife Cindy; Jo Cecille Parsons Demarest and her son, David; Glenna Faye Marley-Fleming and her daughters, Kelley, Kristin and Kaitlin; Danna Marie Marley Alsamarray, her husband Adnan and their children, Lamise and Layth; Virginia (Ginny) Sue Marley Elkhalid, her husband Kasem and their children, Hamoody, Amnee, Jenneen, Samer and Sereen; and Christi Ann Marley Baughman and her children, Daniel, Gabriel and Rachel. She is also survived by sisters, Mary Ellen Martin, Jayne Boyce and eight cousins.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Elaine Martin; her parents, Blunt Hervy Martin and Cecile Arnaud Martin Schoy; maternal grandparents, Emile Arnaud and Pauline Barriquand Arnaud; and paternal grandparents, Robert Bruce Martin and Maggie McPherson-Martin Gammon.
Arrangements were under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home of Billings, Okla.
Donations may be made in her honor to the Waldensian United Presbyterian Church or Waldensian Cemetery in care of Dugger Funeral Home, P. O. Box 41, Billings, OK 74630.
Online condolences may be sent to the family using the guestbook at www.duggerfuneralhome.com.
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