Merle Dean McMasters

Funeral services for Mrs. Merle Dean McMasters, 89, of Geary, formerly of Ada, were held Tuesday morning at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, with Rev. Steve Wilburn officiating.

Mrs. McMasters died Friday, July 25, 2014, at a Geary nursing home. She was born June 30, 1925 in Center, the daughter of John Herman and Emma Ola Sellars Tollison.

She married Wayne Glen McMasters on August 30, 1943 in Ada. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1997. Mrs. McMasters was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Eaton and her husband, Adrian, of Clinton and Cheryl Ybanez and her husband, Eddie, of Midland, Texas; a son, Dennis McMasters of Geary; 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Tollison of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Wanda Brimhall and Teresa Ingram, both of California.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; a daughter, Donna Neugebauer; four sisters; and one infant brother.

Burial followed at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.

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