Mary Lynne Hall | Kingfisher Times & Free Press

Mary Lynne (McCoy) Hall died peacefully at her home on July 2, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. She was 78 years old.

Lynne was born on September 27, 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia to 2nd Lt. Ernest Eugene McCoy and Maxine Evelyn (Little) Thomas were born.

Lynne graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1961.

She married John Richard Ahlden in 1961 and on March 5, 1962 they had a daughter, Robyn Lynn Ahlden.

Lynne attended business school in Wichita, Kan. and transferred to Alva Business School, where she graduated and then got her first job as a legal secretary for an attorney.

She was also the first activities manager for Cimarron Nursing Home when it opened and also worked at First Shamrock as an accountant and receptionist.

She worked at the Kingfisher Senior Center before taking up her position as a lunch lady – “Mrs. Lynne” at Geen Gilmour Primary School.

She worked there for 17 years and in recent years she has been teaching and tutoring young children to read.

Mrs. Lynne knew each child by name and loved her “children,” as she called them.

She loved her job and her colleagues as they became “family”.

Lynne was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church in Kingfisher for 37 years, where she was known as the “piano lady” and church secretary until they closed in 2017.

Always a go-getter, Lynne never met a stranger. She was always willing to help others and had hilarious comebacks, but she’d also let you know when she was having a bad day.

Holidays were her favorites, especially Christmas with family and church and playing Christmas cantatas.

Jesus was a part of her daily life and she loved to talk to others about Jesus and helped with the Summer Bible School every year.

Lynne is survived not only by her sister but also by her best friend Gene Egleston of Kingfisher; grandson Michael P. Ahlden of Nampa, Idaho; granddaughter Lynna Jan Ahlden of Hydro; two great-grandchildren, Chason Ahlden of Nampa, Idaho, and Travis Ahlden of Hydro; two great-granddaughters, Aurora Ahlden and Rosemary Lynn Ahlden of Nampa, Idaho; Broken Arrow’s nephew Craig Egleston; nieces Jamie King of Jay and Jennifer Coburn of Old Hickory, Tennessee; and numerous friends.

Her parents preceded her in death; brother, James Victor Durham; and their only child, daughter Robyn Lynn Ahlden Hutchings.

Funeral services were held at Oak Street Baptist Church on Saturday, July 9, conducted by Sanders Funeral Service.

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