Frances “Louise” McFarlin, 93, of Kingfisher, passed peacefully from this life on January 8, 2023, at Cimarron Nursing Center.
Louise was born to Lewis and Mildred (Coy) Bohannon on October 26, 1929, in Drumright, Oklahoma and later moved to Cushing, OK. She graduated from Cushing High School in 1947. Later that year, through her cousin, she met the love of her life, Howard McFarlin. Louise and Howard were married on January 1, 1948, in Cushing, OK, and established a home there. To this union, they had 2 daughters, Linda and Cindy.
Louise was hardworking and had many career paths throughout her life, starting at Woolworths while in high school. Louise and Howard owned and operated a full-service gas station in Cushing, during the early years of their marriage, where she managed the finances. In 1963, her family would move to Blackwell, OK, where she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and homemaker. Then again in 1973, they would move to Kingfisher, OK. While living in Kingfisher, Louise decided to go back to work for Kingfisher Public Schools as a cook. She would work for the school until she retired in 1987. Louise and Howard would then move to Checotah, OK, to live on Lake Eufaula and enjoy their retirement years. In 2011 due to health issues, they would move back to Kingfisher to be close to family.
Louise was an amazing seamstress, sewing many clothes for her girls, and a wonderful cook, always preparing home cooked meals for her family and everyone was welcome at her table. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she spent many holidays and summers making memories and “spoiling” them all. Louise also had a beautiful voice, in which she loved to sing with her husband, sisters, and group of family and friends. They enjoyed singing at church and would meet monthly to play music, often visiting local nursing homes to sing for the residents.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband Howard, to whom she was married for 72 years, her parents; sister, LaVerla Nichols and husband Junior; brother, Bobby Bohannon; brother-in-law Ronald Adkins; son-in-law, Gerry Brueggen; brother-in-law, Roy McFarlin and sister-in-law, Glenda McFarlin; 1 niece and 2 great great grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter, Linda Magers and husband Nate of San Angelo, TX; daughter, Cindy Brueggen of Kingfisher; sister Ruann Clinesmith of Stillwater, OK; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, JD and Nancy McFarlin of Cushing; four grandchildren, Brian Magers and wife Patty, Brad Magers and wife Gail all of San Angelo, Greg Brueggen and wife Kara of Okarche, OK and Amy Wanzer and husband Justin of Kingfisher; seven great-grandchildren, Brianna Simpson and husband Justin, Skylar Magers, and Tylar Magers all of San Angelo, Austin Magers of El Reno, OK, Addyson Brueggen and Beau Brueggen of Okarche, and Hannah Wanzer of Kingfisher; and 2 great great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Funeral services will be held at Sanders Funeral Home Chapel in Kingfisher at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Burial will be at Kingfisher Cemetery.