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Ada Marie Ince


Ada Marie Ince died October 11, 2022, in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 89 years 5 months 28 days. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Landmark Church in Purcell. Interment will follow at Erin Springs Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service livestreamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Ada Marie was born April 14, 1933, in Bradley, Oklahoma to Gussie Isaac and Esther Faye (Jeffcoat) Riley. She was raised in Lindsay, Oklahoma and attended school in both Bradley and Lindsay, graduating in 1951.

On January 10, 1951, Ada Marie married Bill Ray Ince in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She worked retail years ago for TG&Y and has been a secretary/bookkeeper for the Heartland Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, retiring around 2013.

Ada Marie enjoyed reading, sewing and teaching her grandchildren how to sew. She also enjoyed writing poems, and stories, as well as small plays for the church. Ada Marie liked traveling and road trips with her family. She taught Sunday School and Children’s Church over the years and was a member of the Landmark Church of Purcell.

Ada Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Gussie Isaac and Esther Faye Riley; her husband of 69 years, Bill Ray Ince; her son, Billy Steven Ince; her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Snow) Ince; her sister, Ruby (Riley) Harris; and many in-laws.

Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Bruce and husband, Mylon, of Oklahoma City; her grandchildren, Rebeckah Ince of Tecumseh, Misty Ince of Shawnee, Michael Schaffer and wife, Brianna, of Spencer, Richard Schaffer of Spencer, Ashley Bruce of Shawnee, Marissa Vandenham and husband, Christian, of Thornton, Colorado, Donovan Bruce and wife, Barbara, of Midwest City and Rebecca Caldwell and husband, Tim; her great-grandchildren, Samantha, Isabella, Millie Marie, RJ, Alyssa, Eyliejah, Amira, Desmond, Tiberius, Levi, Tidus, Axel, Ethan, Cooper and Brealeigh; her sisters, Judie Wilhoit and husband, Bob, of Krum, Texas, and Joyce Peltier of Lexington; and many other relatives and friends.