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Marian Lane Cathcart

May 1, 1944 — April 16, 2024

Oklahoma City

Marian Lane Cathcart

Marian Kay Lane Whitten Cathcart died April 16, 2024, after falling ill on New Year’s Day.  Marian was born in Oklahoma City on May 1, 1944, to Virginia and Marion Lane.  Marian’s father preceded her in death in 1951, and in 1955 Marian gained a bonus father in Joe Whitten, who married Marian’s mother and raised Marian as his own.

Marian graduated in 1962 from Harding High School, where she made life-long friends.  She obtained an Associate Degree in 1964 at Gulf Park College for Women in Gulf Port, Mississippi.  In 1966, Marian married Bill Cathcart.  While Marian and Bill later divorced, they remained friends to the end and shared holidays and life celebrations together with family.

Marian loved her family immensely and devoted her life to raising her children and helping raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who adoringly called her MeMe.  Marian loved swimming and playing games with the family, especially playing canasta poolside. Marian never missed a sporting event or dance recital for any of her children or grandchildren.  In her later years, Marian enjoyed chanting nursery rhymes with her great-grandchildren and posing for photos in matching pjs.

Outside of family, Marian had many cherished friends, including friends from her bridge group in her earlier years and domino group in her later years.  Marian loved the holidays.  She was always dressed from head to toe for each and every holiday, and she decorated her home to match - the more festive, the better!  She was an avid OU football and Thunder fan, attending games with her family until her health could no longer keep up.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Lane and Virginia and Joe Whitten, and her sister, Elizabeth Hoover Hines.  She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Holleman and her husband Robert and Stephanie Devero; grandchildren Marian “M.J.” Richardson and her husband Demitryus, Will Holleman, Alan Devero, and Garner Devero; great-grandchildren Dash Richardson and Terah Richardson.

A memorial service will be held at All Souls’ Episcopal Church on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Marian was a bright and beautiful soul and loved wearing colorful clothes, especially purple, to match her endearing personality.  If you are comfortable doing so, we ask that you wear colorful clothing to the service.  A public viewing will be held Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 12:00 – 3:00 at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, located at 14624 N. May Ave.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Souls’ Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.

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Past Services

Visitation with Family

Sunday, April 21, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

May Ave - Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory

14624 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 22, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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