LaWanda Dawes passed from this life at her home in Yale surrounded by family on Friday, August 12, 2016. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Assembly of God in Yale. Interment will follow at Lawson Cemetery.
LaWanda was born October 17, 1926 to James F. and Audrey (Ross) Johnston in Yale, OK. In 1945 she graduated from Yale High School. On January 25, 1947 she married John Raper and they had two daughters. In 1979, LaWanda married Wayne Dawes in Yankton, SD. They shared many loving years together and loved traveling.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.
LaWanda is preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Harold, Henry, Wayne, Howard, and Glenn.
LaWanda is survived by her husband, Wayne Dawes; two daughters, Betty Olson and husband, Dennis and Kathy Raper both of Yale. LaWanda is survived by 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made in LaWanda's name to the Assembly of God and Fellowship Baptist churches of Yale. Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Yale, Oklahoma.
Published on  August 15, 2016