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Glenda Maye (Whaley) Ryans, 74, went to be with her Savior on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her home in Blanchard. The daughter of Wade Hilden Whaley and Ruby Maye (Mills) Whaley, she was born March 18, 1944 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.
She was baptized into the church of Christ. Glenda married De Roy Ryans on December 24, 1958 in Verden, Oklahoma. They opened a retail store, "Nuthin But Country", in 1984. She also worked many years for Hobby Lobby and Mardel Christian Book Store. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting, genealogy, and spending time with family. She was a great cook and made the best lemon meringue pie and chocolate gravy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, De Roy Ryans; a sister, Jeannie Whaley; and a brother, Glen Whaley.
Glenda is survived by her three daughters and their spouses; Janet and Richard Pettijohn, Annette and Mike Smith, and Kim and Terry McLead, all of Blanchard, Oklahoma; 32 grand and great grandchildren, Cindy (Pettijohn) and Landon Lewis and children, Jenna and Cameron, Destiney (Smith) and Kendall Margerum and children, Tyler, Kinsey and Rylee, Jarred and Shambra Pettijohn and children, Emily, Weston, and Katie Belle, Cheyenne Smith, Rebecca (McLead) and Chris Singley and children, Sadie, Nathan, and Savannah, Tara (McLead) and Chris Ratliff and child, Austin, Dena (Pettijohn) and Ryan Tauriainen, and child, Finneas, Brittanie (Smith) and Cory Trujillo and child, Alexia, Samantha (McLead) and Randi Sacora, and Shauna (McLead) and Datten Brush and child, Easton; and many other loved ones and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard. Burial will follow in the Laverty Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook available at www.eisenhourfh.com.
Published on May 16, 2018
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