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Dr. James Riley McFarland

September 1, 1925 - April 7, 2012


Dr. James Riley McFarland
Dr. James Riley McFarland, 86, of Bartlesville, died at 1:30 A.M. on Saturday, April 7, 2012 after many years of decline from Alzheimer’s.
Funeral services for Dr. McFarland will be held at 10 A.M. on Monday, April 9, 2012 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dale Scott of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church officiating. Private interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial funds have been established and those who wish may send their contributions to Hope Hospice, 8291 North Owasso Expressway, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055 or to the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 S.E. Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74006.
Dr. McFarland was born on September 1, 1925 in Depew, Oklahoma to John B. and Peggy Anna (Orr) McFarland. He joined the Navy at age 16 and served 4 years during World War II on a destroyer. Afterwards he returned to Stroud, Oklahoma to complete high school, later graduating from OU Medical School as an OB/GYN. He moved to Bartlesville in 1957 to begin practice. He delivered over 5000 babies and was a well known and a respected physician. He loved his work! He was an avid reader, sports enthusiast, served his church for many years, was instrumental in forming of the Family Planning Clinic, the County Health Director and started a Medical Explorer Scout Troop.
Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia McFarland, five children, Clayton Riley McFarland and Hayden Edward McFarland both of the home, James Lynn McFarland of Minnesota, Paul Claude McFarland of Norman, Okla., Cristin A. Milner of Tulsa, two step daughters, Kim Toulouse and Keven Woodall both of Bartlesville, three granddaughters, Jaimie McFarland, Bridget McFarland and Alex Woodall, two sisters, Fran Salih of Bartlesville and Shirley Cook of Pensacola, Florida, a number of nieces and nephews and his devoted caretaker, Donna Newsome. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and a daughter, Heather Henson.


Born: September 1, 1925
Place of Birth: DePew, OK USA
Death: April 7, 2012
Place of Death: Bartlesville, OK USA
Occupation: retired OB/GYN Physician


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Chapel Service

Monday April 9, 2012, 10 AM at Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel
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Memorial donations may be made to:
Hope Hospice-8291 N. Owasso Expressway-Owasso, Okla, 74055 or the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 S.E. Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006