Shelba (Jean) Rayburn, a former Henryetta resident, died July 14, 2020 in Ardmore at the age of 82. She was born Oct. 12, 1939 to Preston (Jack) and Mozelle Clifford in Tupelo, Okla. While attending Henryetta High School, she met her high school sweetheart, Glendel (Burris) Rayburn. The young couple married April 19, 1957 and spent 55 years together investing tirelessly in the lives of their children, Randall (Randy), Jennifer, Rachel, and Travis.
Shelba Rayburn is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Rayburn, her parents, Jack and Mozelle Clifford, and brother, Jimmy Clifford.
She is survived by four children: Randy and Cindy Rayburn, Jennifer and Jim Bynum, Rachel and DeWayne Rains, Travis and Julie Rayburn; grandchildren: Troy Rayburn, Danielle Quinne, Tyler Bynum, Stormy Rains, Faith Bynum, Jentri Rayburn, Drew Rayburn; great-grandchildren, Nolan, Easton, Lincoln, Sophia, and Declan.
Pallbearers will be Carl Rayburn, DeWayne Rains, Troy Rayburn, Nathan Quinne, and Drew Rayburn.
Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m., officiated by Rev. Walt Spradling and assisted by Rev. Donny Custar. Interment will be at Byrd’s Prairie Cemetery, Tupelo.