Melva Sides

June 24, 2024

Melva Ruth Sides was born July 12, 1937, in Lodi, CA, to Ralph and Muriel (Dodge) Roby. She passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at her home in Yukon, OK at the age of 86. Melva grew up in the Lodi, CA, area and graduated from Lodi High School. She married Herbert Sides on September 26, 1958, in Woodbridge, CA. Melva worked for New York Life Insurance Co. in Stockton, CA for many years before relocating to Hydro, Oklahoma in 1977. She worked at Stroud Insurance Co in Weatherford, OK for a number of years. She retired from the Assembly of God Headquarters in Springfield, MO, in 2003. She moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to her family after Herbert’s passing. Her retirement was short-lived, and she went to work for Tommy in his screen printing shop in Weatherford. She cared for her aging mother in those years as well. Melva moved to Yukon and was active in the community she’s resided in for the past several years. She loved making new friends there. Melva loved cooking and sewing for her family as well as a host of others who called her “Granny.” She was a breast cancer survivor and took great pride in being involved in each of her children and grandchildren’s lives. She always looked forward to her monthly pedicure date with her sister Shirley.

Melva was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Muriel Roby, husband, Herbert Sides, and 2 grandsons, Shawn Alan Sides Harris and Justin Todd Sides.

Melva is survived by 2 daughters, Annette Talley and husband Richard of Shawnee, OK and their children and grandchildren, and Marsha Green and husband Roger of Summerfield, OK, and their children and grandchildren, son, Tommy Sides and wife Missy of Yukon, OK, and their children and grandchildren,

3 siblings. Shirley Williams and husband Jerry of Hydro, OK, Brenda Eldridge and husband Lee of Ohio, and Raymond Roby and wife Pam of Massachusetts as well as a host of other loved ones and friends.

Services: 1PM, Monday, June 24, 2024, Hinton Turner Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, OK

Public Viewing: Saturday, June 22 9AM-9PM and Sunday, June 23, 1PM-9PM Turner Funeral Home, Hinton

Officiating: Rev. Richard Talley

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, OK, services under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).