Marla Gene Gilstrap went to be with her Lord & Savior on Nov. 2, 2017, after a lengthy illness at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 1 day.
The daughter of Truman Eugene Gilstrap and Wanita (McCain) Gilstrap, Marla was born on July 1, 1938, in Ardmore, Okla.
A resident of Ardmore all of her life, Marla graduated from Ardmore High School in 1956. Marla was a dedicated Christian, respecting all denominations and was baptized into the Church of Christ by Brother Idus England.  She loved the country and took good care of all of God’s creatures from stray dogs to deer and foxes.
Leaving behind to cherish her memory: her brother, Mark Gilstrap and his wife Beth; sister, Patsy Loggins and her family, and a cousin, Linda Mary Kerr.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Condolence may be made online to the family at
Cremation-With-Care provided by the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory.