Services for Linda Spain of Allen were held Monday, February 21 st , at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Allen. Bill Liggett officiated. Interment followed at Allen Cemetery.
Linda was born January 28, 1946 at Anadarko, Oklahoma to Albert Clift and Lola Stonecipher Clift and passed from this life at the age of 76 on February 17, 2022 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
She was raised in the Fort Cobb and Anadarko area. She graduated from Broxton High School and attended East Central State College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree and East Central University where she earned her Master’s degree, both in education.
She was married to H.C. Spain and together they had two children Lisa and Bill. They were married for 53 years.
Mrs. Spain taught at Hennessey Schools for two years and was employed at Allen Public Schools for 30 years as an Elementary teacher. She was a member of state and local teacher organizations. She had been chosen as Teacher of the Year by her peers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Allen and had taught Sunday School, Bible School and Girls in Action through the years.
She is survived by her husband of the home; her daughter Lisa Wallace and husband Stan of Allen and son Bill Spain and wife LeaAnn of Ada; five grandchildren, Britten and Maebrey Wallace, and Christopher, Clayton and Carter Spain; one great-grandchild, Kambri Spain; a brother, Robert Clift and wife Diana of Fort Cobb; two nephews, Darin and Landon Clift; one niece, Misti Mathis; and a special cousin by marriage, Jeff Dooley and wife Laura and their daughters; as well as many cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, in-laws, aunts and uncles and many cousins.
Pall bearers were Bill Spain, Clayton Spain, Carter Spain, Stan Wallace, Jeff Dooley and Daniel Dugger.