Funeral services for Maryland Sue (Karnes) McClaflin, 68, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kim Hayes officiating.
Maryland Sue (Karnes) McClaflin was born on July 26, 1948 in Mule Shoe, Texas to Harold Jessie Karnes and Frankie Violet (Farris) Karnes. She passed away at her home in Chickasha, Oklahoma on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
Maryland’s parents were sharecroppers in West Texas, New Mexico, California, and Oklahoma. She was raised Pentecostal Holiness, she was saved and baptized.
On January 4, 1963, she married Robert McClaflin and they had four children, Gayla, Shaunie, Wesley and Jessie and enjoyed 54 years together.
She was a homemaker for twelve years then went to work for Delta Faucet, working nights and she retired after 23 years as a group leader. She was the Matriarch to all of the family, nieces, nephews and friends. Maryland always had coffee and tea available to those that came by and she was a wonderful cook. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandbabies; she made each one feel individually special. You never left her home hungry or dirty. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Maryland was preceded in death by both parents, Harold and Frankie Karnes; two brothers, Bobby Charles Karnes and Gary Karnes; sister, Gloria Yvonne Karnes; daughter, Shaunie (McClaflin) Robinson; great-granddaughter, Paytin Beth Williams; sister-in-law/best friend, Delphenia Joyce Karnes; father-in-law, Louis H. McClaflin; and great-nephew, Brian Keith Karnes.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Y. McClaflin, of the home; daughter, Gayla (McClaflin) Hopper and husband, Steven, of Winnsboro, South Carolina; son, Wesley Y. McClaflin and wife, Becky, of Stratford; son, Robert Jessie McClaflin of Brownwood, Texas; two brothers, Keith and Coy Karnes; grandchildren, Danyah Williams, Brittany Robertson, Mycheal McClaflin, Kateland Kirkpatrick, Brecken Ibsen, Brelynn Ibsen, Michael Bashaw, and Mason Bashaw; beloved dog, Coco; nine great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.
Interment in Verden Cemetery will be under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.