troubleshooting Question

sql case statement

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft DevelopmentMicrosoft SQL Server 2008
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Is there a way to test for a string range in the case statement?  See my lame examples that don't work:

SELECT
CASE FirstName
WHEN IN ('MARY', 'SUE', 'ELLEN') THEN 'MOTHER'
ELSE 'OTHER'
END
FROM CastOfDallas

SELECT
CASE FirstName
WHEN ('MARY' OR 'SUE' OR 'ELLEN') THEN 'MOTHER'
ELSE 'OTHER'
END
FROM CastOfDallas

I don't want to do this, becaue the then's are the same.  There must be a better way, right?

SELECT
CASE FirstName
WHEN 'MARY'  THEN 'MOTHER'
WHEN 'SUE'   THEN 'MOTHER'
WHEN 'ELLEN' THEN 'MOTHER'
ELSE 'OTHER'
END
FROM CastOfDallas
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