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Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
Friday January 7th, 2022
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Hickory Creek Cemetery
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Marcella Louise Sides

Marcella Louise (Guist) Sides was born April 3rd, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Ina Jewel (McClendon) and Jack Guist. She passed away Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 25 days.

Marcella grew up in Springdale, Arkansas and attended school in Fayetteville. During her 12th grade year she quit school to care for her ailing mother and take care of younger siblings. She was married to Kenneth McGarrah and to this union three children were Penelope, Teresa and Wanda. After Kenneth passed away, she later married Glen Baty and they welcomed one daughter into the world, Heather. Marcella later met and married Dan Sides. Together they lived in Arkansas for a couple years until moving to Durham in May of 1999. They made their home there until present. Marcella enjoyed traveling, shopping, walking, talking on her phone and spending time with her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Penelope Ridenoure; 2 sons in law, Junior Foulk, and Fred Andrews; 3 sisters, 3 brothers and a brother in law, Gary Sides.

Marcella is survived by her husband of the home; 3 children, Teresa Foulk, Springdale, AR, Wanda Calico and husband Randall, Springdale, AR, Heather Johno and ex husband Elton Johno, Durham, OK; 3 stepchildren, Wesley Sides and wife Stephanie, Clayton, NM, Carla Sides, Oklahoma City, OK, Chandra Hodgden and husband, Scott, Oklahoma City, OK; 16 grandchildren, Amanda Calico, Malerie Ridenoure, Dale Andrews, Nicole Andrews, Takoda Andrews, Robert Andrews, Susan Mendenhall, Taylor Sides, Brandon Sides, and wife Chelsea, Marissa Maggard and husband, Zachary, Hannah Adams and husband, Michael, Gracie Faith Hodgden and Faith Hodgden; 6 great great grandchildren and one on the way; 2 sisters, Carolyn Spears, Springdale, AR, and Ruth Hunter, Maryland; 3 brothers in law, Charles Sides of Woodward, OK, Kevin Sides of Amarillo, TX, Bill Sides and wife, Carol of Weatherford, OK and a host of other loved ones and friends.

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You were an amazing person,friend,and you were everyone's mom you loved taking care of everyone you had that special way of making everyone feel at home I remember when me and heather were kids you'd get on to us and tell us to keep it down you were trying to sleep and we would be up all night watching movies or on the phone I'm gonna miss you mama Marcella love you rip send you heavenly hugs

Brandy Reynolds Jan 8 2022 9:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcella Sides

Brandy Reynolds Jan 8 2022 9:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcella Sides

Brandy Reynolds Jan 8 2022 5:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcella Sides

Mal Jan 8 2022 1:12 AM

Loved you so much your sweet voice and kind calls checking on us

denny Bobbie Jan 7 2022 1:45 PM

Will miss you dearly , loved when you would call me and loved your tender words rest in peace sweet lady you will be missed by many

denny Bobbie Jan 7 2022 1:43 PM


LELA BURKETT Jan 5 2022 6:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcella Sides

Patricia Burkett Stephens Jan 4 2022 10:14 PM

Mom you will be deeply missed you were a great a amazing mom and grandma you will never forgotten r.i.p mom love you

Heathee Johno Jan 4 2022 9:15 PM