Mara Lynn McFadden

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    - Kim West
  • "Mara taught me love. I miss her being in my life. RIP"
    - George Wilkins
  • "Happy Birthday sweet Mara. You are always in our hearts."
    - Dixie Payne
  • "Love is eternal little Mara! In the stars, & purple your..."
    - Margie Checkley
  • "Mara, Today marks what would have been your 50th birthday. ..."
    - Kim Wilkins
Service Information
Columbia Presbyterian Church
805 SE Columbia Ridge Dr
Vancouver, WA 98664

May 21, 1968 ~ July 11, 2017

Mara Lynn McFadden, 49, passed away July 11, 2017 following a long battle with cancer. She was born May 21, 1968 to John and Marjorie Checkley in Charleston, IL where she graduated from Charleston High School in 1986. Mara was a psychology major and Dean's List student at Eastern Illinois University.
Mara's greatest source of joy was her home and family, who use the word "Awesome" to describe her.
She leaves her husband, Kirk McFadden; daughters, Olivia and Lucy; step-daughter, Katelynn; father and mother-in-law, Lynn and Jane McFadden; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Kelli Morris; nieces, Allison and Bailey Morris. She is also survived by her mother, Marjorie Checkley of Charleston, IL; sisters, Kim Wilkins (George) of Paso Robles, CA and Jill Bence (Kevin) and nephew, Casey of Hoopeston, IL.
She was predeceased by her father, John Checkley; and twin brother, John Randal.
A celebration of Mara's life will be held Tuesday, August 1st, 1:00p.m. at the Columbia Presbyterian Church, 805 SE Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver.
Arrangements were handled by Straub's Funeral home with burial at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver.
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Published in The Columbian on July 23, 2017
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