The Woodward News

Obituaries

October 23, 2012

Marlene Harrington

Woodward, Okla. — Marlene Harrington, 74 year old Woodward resident, died Friday, October 19, 2012, in Wichita, Kansas.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the New Horizon United Methodist Church with Pastor Becky Pierson officiating.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

 

Marlene Janet Schneider was born March 8, 1938 in the Shattuck, Oklahoma hospital to Emanuel and Martha (Feil) Schneider.  She grew up in Woodward and lived here most of her life.  She graduated from Woodward High School in 1956.  In 1955, she married Merle Shore.  To this union, three  sons were born; Michael Lynn Shore, David Dee Shore and Gene Alan Shore, whom she loved dearly.

 

On October 25, 1975, she married Ray Harrington in Woodward, and gained three step-daughters whom she loved.  They lived north of Woodward on the Gilbert Ranch until moving back to Woodward in June of 1977.  Marlene worked at Carpenter Music Company several years; International Paper Company and the Shoe Box for short times.  She then was office secretary for the Woodward Chamber of Commerce for five years.  She was a typist clerk for the Woodward County Health Department for fifteen years, retiring in 2000.   She was also the Registrar for births and deaths in Woodward County until 2000.

 

Marlene enjoyed retirement very much.  She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was surrounded by them often.  She was a loving and giving person who loved people and life in general.  In return, she was loved very much by her family and friends.  Her smile, contagious laughter, and terrific sense of humor made many people happy.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

Marlene is survived by her loving husband, Ray Harrington; her sons, David Shore and wife Nancy; Gene Shore and wife Tonya of Woodward; step-daughters, Cathy Earnest and husband Ron of Buffalo; Carla Shuman and husband Terry of Laverne; Neva Rodriguez of Chickasha; sisters-in-law, Kim Schneider of Enid; Nellie Allison of Woodward; brother-in-law, Jab Harrington and wife Ellen of Englewood, Kansas.  Also surviving are grandchildren Kathryn Shore, Stillwater; Ashton, Allyn, Price Shore, Woodward; step-grandchildren Alex Geurkink, Weatherford, Oklahoma; Levi Clark, Buffalo; Casey Gulley, Woodward; Dandy and Kandi Shuman, Laverne; Dylan Shuman, Stillwater; Alycia Rodriguez, Lawton; Justin and Angela Rodriguez, Chickasha; Tiffany Brannen, Weatherford, Texas; Ronnie Earnest, Stillwater; Billy Earnest, Weatherford, Oklahoma; nineteen great-grandchildren, aunts uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends whom she held so dear.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Martha Schneider; infant son, Michael Lynn Shore; brothers Gary Don Schneider and Randy Lynn Schneider; great-grandson, Gavin Shuman.

 

Memorials may be made to the New Horizon United Methodist Church with the funeral home accepting the memorials.

 

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

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