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Lynda Belle Fritts

October 17, 1944 — November 2, 2023



Lynda Belle Fritts, 79, passed away on November 2, 2023. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 2:00pm at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel.

Lynda was born in Marlow, Oklahoma, to her loving parents, George and Dorothy Elliott. After her childhood in Marlow, she graduated from Marlow High School in the class of 1962. She pursued higher education, attending Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha from 1962 to 1964.

Lynda had a deep love for life's simple pleasures. Lynda loved bird watching and nature. This love for nature was the driving force behind her career. Lynda retired from the Oxley Nature Center after she spent several years at the Tulsa Zoo. Lynda was known as a storyteller and always enjoyed getting to share a good story. Lynda also enjoyed gardening and traveling when she got the chance to do so. 

However, her deepest love was reserved for her family, and she cherished every moment spent with them. Lynda was a dedicated and active member of the Claremore First Methodist Church, where she volunteered her time generously. Lynda also shared her faith as a Sunday School teacher. She served as a Girl Scout leader, touching the lives of many young girls. Lynda will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Lynda was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands, Ronald Edwards and Ronald Fritts. 

She is survived by her children; Lori Edwards, Lavada Lynn Edwards, Pamla Fritts, and Lawson Edwards; grandson, Clayton Fritts and sisters Gail Bailey and Georgia Hopper.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Claremore

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

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