Graveside services for Marsha Rhea Birdwell, 74, of Marietta, Okla. will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Skinner.

A resident of Love County most of her life, Mrs. Birdwell was born May 15, 1938 in Freer, Texas, the daughter of Ray Johnston and Peggy Johnson Johnston. She passed away Friday, March 22, in Mercy Hospital Ardmore Okla., at the age of 74.

A homemaker, Mrs. Birdwell enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting and reading. She attended the Eastman Baptist Church. Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sue Birdwell and Kam Birdwell, all of Marietta; daughter, Toni Turner, also of Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Mary Ellen Johnston of Jimtown, Okla.; three grandchildren, Timothy Birdwell and Yvonda, Tiffany Spears and Matt, and Whitney Birdwell; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Spears and Taylor Spears.

Serving as honorary bearers will be Steve Birdwell, Kam Birdwell, Toni Turner, Tim Johnston, Timothy Birdwell, Matt Spears and Ronnie Lemke.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

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