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Marcella Cearlock was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to Lucinda and John Barney Smith.  She passed away Jan. 30, 2017, at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 9 days. 
Marcella grew up in Marlow, Oklahoma where she graduated in 1951. After graduation, she furthered her education at Central State College and also Cameron University. She was married to Donald Ray Cearlock at Marlow, Oklahoma on Jan. 3, 1953. Donald and Marcella lived in Marlow, Duncan and Guthrie before moving to Cheyenne in 1963. Marcella became the librarian and became at staple at the Minnie R. Slief Memorial Library in Cheyenne.
She continued until her retirement in the late 90's. Marcella enjoyed reading, going to garage sales, collecting jewelry and dolls and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters, Merle Miller, Mabel Whitener, Ruth Collier and Marilea Bible and one brother, J.B. Smith.
She is survived by her three sons, Tim Cearlock, Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Kevin Cearlock and wife, Anne, Cypress, Texas, and Brendon Cearlock and wife, Devia, Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren, Derek Cearlock and wife, Lindsey, Leedey, Oklahoma, Parker Cearlock, Amarillo, Texas, Spencer Cearlock, Amarillo, Texas, and Erin Cearlock, Cypress, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Breyden, Cayne, Avery and Dycen, all of Leedey, Oklahoma; two sisters,  Sammie Black, Whitney, Texas, and Joyce Cobb, Blanchard, Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Marlow Cemetery officiated by Dale Nease. Visitation will be held at Rose Chapel Funeral Home in Cheyenne on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Burial will be at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com.
Published on February 2, 2017
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