Verda Bales

     Verda Bales, 101, formerly of Sayre, passed away January 29, 2019 in Crowley, Texas.  Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 in the Buffalo Cemetery, northwest of Sayre, Oklahoma  under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Altus, Oklahoma.

     Verda Cecile Wheeler was born June 24, 1917 to Cecil and Edith (Robbirds) Wheeler in Sayre, OK.  She attended school in Sweet Water, Oklahoma.  Verda and Roy Bales were united in marriage on February 14, 1970 in Medford, Oregon.  She was a retail buyer for Blackburn Clothing Store in Amarillo, TX and later in life was a homemaker.  

     Verda is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy, and a grandchild, Everett Ronald Rader, Jr.

     She is survived by her daughter, Melba Rader and husband Everett; three grandchildren, Holly McLaughlin and husband, Aaron; Elan Rader; Lovie Rankin

and husband, Justin; five great-grandchildren, Dylan Haddaway, Raevyn Rader, Robyn Rader, Clay McLaughlin, and Liam Rankin. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, including Waneva Cook.


Online tributes may be made at

The Beckham County Record

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Sayre, OK 73662
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