Marva Jean Karber 1963 ~ 2020

Marva Jean Karber went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2020. She was able to join her Savior surrounded by her family while at home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. After a fierce battle with cancer, she was able to celebrate her victory in heaven. Marva was an amazing woman who left a tremendous legacy of faith.

Marva was born on July 16, 1963 to Johnny and Frances Prophet in Laverne, Oklahoma. She grew up and attended school in Laverne, Oklahoma. Marva was an active member in 4H/FFA where she excelled in showing livestock animals. She also participated in basket- ball and track during her high school years. Marva worked hard to be the best at everything she attempted. She proved that hard work and dedication pay off by being an All-State player in basketball, and a state champion in track running the 1600 and 800. She held the state record for many years. On July 18, 1981, Marva began the next of many chapters of her life with the marriage to her high school sweetheart Stan Karber. Stan and Marva started a family together with a daughter Kayla and a son Dustin. They settled in Balko, Oklahoma to raise and instill strong values in their children at Karberville Farms. Marva helped her children achieve greatness in everything they attempt- ed. Marva stressed the importance of working hard and striving to be successful. Her children made her proud by doing that very thing and were a huge blessing to her. She was also blessed with two spunky grandsons that added lots of joy to her life. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly, and they were her absolute pride and joy. Marva and Stan’s precious 39 year relation- ship was filled with love, laughter and lots of hard work. Although they experienced many heartaches, their devotion to each other was obvious and a great example of love that truly stands the test of time.

After raising their children, Stan and Marva em- barked on a new adventure moving to Cheyenne, Oklahoma in 2009. Working together as a dynamic team, they started a ranch and built the Red Barn Arena. She spent many hours riding horses, sorting cattle, and holding benefit events in the big Red Barn Arena Stan built for her. She loved competing in sorting events where she won several belt buckles and saddles in several different states. She worked for the US Postal system for 18 years. She loved her route and the people she worked with. After Marva’s first battle with cancer, she started PALS where she and others were able to provide support and encouragement to others in need. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cheyenne, the Sorosis club, and enjoyed playing Bunco. Marva loved working outdoors by gardening, growing flowers, yardwork, tending to her chickens, and working with horses. She was a loving wife and moth- er, kind and encouraging to others, and a faithful servant to the Lord. She lived her life to the fullest blessing others with her warm caring support and words of wisdom.

She was preceded in death by her son Dustin Karber father Johnny Prophet and sister Trena Cotney.

She is survived by her husband Stan Karber; her daughter Kayla Travis and husband, Ethan; her two grandsons Cash Boston and Aaron Travis; mother, Frances Prophet; brother Randy Prophet and wife, Delaine and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Au- gust 4, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Cheyenne, OK officiated by Dr. Dennis Hooper. Burial service will follow for the family at Bethany Cemetery in Balko, Oklahoma officiated by Pastor Todd Carr under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at

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