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Sarena Lucille Gililland

October 20, 1919 December 31, 2004
Sarena Lucille Gililland
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Obituary for Sarena Lucille Gililland
Sarena Lucille Gililland, age 85, passed away Friday, December 31, 2004 at Plantation Nursing Center. Mrs. Gililland was born to John and Rhoda (Fimple) Cates on October 20, 1919 in Moorewood, Oklahoma. She graduated from Weatherford High School and later graduated with a teaching certificate from South Western State College. She taught for the Oklahoma State School for the Deaf in Sulphur, Oklahoma and also taught at the Highway School, south of Elk City, in at Merritt, Muskogee and Burns Flat, before her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and two sisters, Irene and Iris. Sarena is survived by her husband J. R. Gililland of Altus, OK; three sons, J. Roger Gililland and wife Jean of McLean, VA, Bruce R. Gililland of San Jose, CA and Mark Gililland and wife Jan of Altus, OK; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, hosts of friends and former students.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in El Reno, OK with Dr. Burrel McNaught officiating. Interment will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma. Services will be under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus, 580-482-1233.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital or to a charity of your choice.

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Wesley United Methodist Church
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