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Cynthia Maurine Raney


Cynthia Maurine Raney died June 4, 2022, in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 67 years 1 month 12 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service livestreamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Cynthia was born April 23, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to John Wesley and Maurine Elizabeth (Furlong) York. She was raised in Norman, graduating from Norman Central High in 1973.

On December 16, 1971, she married Walter Richard Raney in Norman, where they made their home. Cynthia worked in the warehouse at United Design for many years. She also worked at the elementary school as the lunch lady for years.

Cynthia enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, watching “Survivor” and spending time at the pool. She liked to play scrabble, Yahtzee, and board games. Cynthia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was an amazing cook and made the best potato salad. Children brought her joy, and when celebrating birthdays, holidays, and any occasion, she made it special for the kids. 

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maurine York; her siblings, John York, Laverne Gobbs, Beth McVicker, Timothy York, Steven York and Paul York; and her brother-in-law, Reas Dunn.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Raney; her son, Richard Paul Raney; her son, Jeremy Dell Raney and wife, Heather; her grandchildren, Cierra Edwards, Christian Edwards and Reagan Raney; her great-grandchild, Haven Edwards; her siblings, Richard York and wife, Suzanne, Kathy Dunn, Mary Dughi and husband, Tony, and June Eddington; and numerous other relatives and friends.