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Graveside services for Joan McGaha, 93, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rosedale Cemetery. The Revs. John Haynes and Harold Ware will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. McGaha passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at an Ada assisted living center. She was born May 4, 1924, in Hartshorne to Dewey C. and Ozelle Hugle Long. She graduated from Ada High School.
She married James Houston McGaha May 23, 1942. He preceded her in death April 25, 2013.
Mrs. McGaha was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Ada. She was a member of the Gladiolas Unit of the Ada Garden Club for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Hagar and her husband, Bill, of Ada and Mollye Haney and her husband, Tom, of Ada; two sons, Mike McGaha and wife, Linda, of Ada and Paul McGaha and wife, Zelia, of Tyler, Texas; 13 grandchildren, Mark Hagar and wife, Melody, Jill Danielson and husband, Jeremy, Brett Hagar and wife, Cynthia, Clint McGaha and wife, Kristen, Matt McGaha, Jeff McGaha, Luke Haney and wife, Angela, Bethany McGaha, Paul McGaha II and wife, Elizabeth, Jacob McGaha, Jessica McGaha, Anne McGaha and Megan McGaha; and 15 great-grandchildren, Tate and Reid Danielson; Brett Hagar Jr., Rhyley, Ryan, Ryder, Riddik and Remi Hagar; Caleb and Lanie McGaha; Jake and Emma Haney; and Hadley, Hailey and Hayden McGaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a twin sister, Jo Long; and a sister, Betty Brannon.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the First Baptist Church Falls Creek Building Fund, c/o the First Baptist Church, 521 S. Broadway, Ada, OK 74820.
Published on July 24, 2017
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