Marylynn  West
Marylynn Gay West 77, of Kingston passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
She was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Gainesville, Texas, to the late Jack Lindley Gooden and Aleta Nadine Craft Gooden. She graduated from Pernell High School in Pernell in 1960. She later attended East Central State University in Ada. Marylynn married Clifford Wayne West on Sept. 28, 1960, at the courthouse in Ada.
She retired from the Marshall County DHS after 24 years.
Marylynn enjoyed working outside with flowers, sewing, crafting, doing genealogy and playing the piano. She began playing for the church at the age of 13.
Marylynn played the piano and organ for 55-plus years at Midway Baptist church, Tussy; First Baptist Church, Kingston; Texoma Southern Baptist Church, Kingston; Hilltop Baptist Church, Kingston; Emmanuel Baptist in Mead; and New Hope Baptist, Kingston. She also worked as a volunteer at the Marshall Memorial Hospital in Madill for 15 years.
Marylynn is survived by husband, Clifford Wayne West, Kingston; son, Roger West and wife, Christy, Rowlett, Texas; grandchildren, Chasten West, Rowlett, and Caitlynn West, Rowlett; sisters, Ginger Burris and husband, Fred, Frisco, Texas, Judy Benton and husband, Allen, LaGrange, Texas, and Jackie Sutton and husband, Lray, McKinney, Texas; brother, Bill Gooden and wife, Susan, Duncan; sister-in-law, Joanne Norton, Kingston; brother-in-law, Kenneth West and wife, Wanda, Shawnee; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and cousins.
Marylynn was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carolynn K. Alderman; and a brother, Jimmy W. Gooden.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mead. Randy Lewis and Elmer Whitehead will officiate the service. Music arranged by Shelby Gardner.
Published on October 31, 2019


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Tim Patterson
Nov 07, 2019
Roger you Bank of America family has been keeping you in our thoughts. We learned of your mother's passing and wanted to express our condolences. May the Creator continue to comfort and uplift your family. We're here if you need anything. Tim & Friends