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Merlene Tilley of Tulsa, Oklahoma was born to Murl And Bonnie (Miller) Farris on October 8, 1938 in Minden, Louisiana and passed from this life on March 8, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 79 years.
Merlene grew up and attended school at Fox, Oklahoma. She worked as an accounting clerk for American Fidelity Assurance Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Merlene was a member of "The Church at Midtown" in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, reading, crossword puzzles, and playing bingo. The highlights of her life were her grandchildren and family.
Mrs. Tilley is survived by 3 daughters - Radonna Tilley of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rhonda Tipton and husband Rick of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Cindy Wortham and husband Adam of Yukon, Oklahoma; 1 sister, Rita Sommer of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren - Erikka and Dustin Ault, Tiffany and Kyle DeSautell, Jordan Wortham, Loren Wortham, and Tyler Wortham; and great-grandchildren - Kaylee, Kadyn, Kyler Ault; and Porter DeSautell.
Mrs. Tilley was preceded in death by her parents, Murl and Bonnie Farris.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Elmore City, Oklahoma.
Interment will be in the Foster Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 10, 2018
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