EUBANK, Mary J. (Adams)
Funeral service for Mary Jane Eubank, 93, Chickasha, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in the College Heights Baptist Church. Rev. Bryan Haynes will officiate and Rev. Larry Hatfield will assist. Mary Jane Eubank was born May 15, 1918, on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., to Irvin A. and Mary C. (Roberts) Adams. She began her education in a one-room school at Banner, Okla. and later moved with her family to the Colbert School District where she completed the eighth grade. She attended Bradley High School for one year and then graduated from Lindsay High School in 1936. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in 1941 and obtained a Masters Degree as a media specialist in the late 1960s. In 1941, she was a teacher in a one-room school in Pleasant Hill but resigned the following year to join the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps with the outbreak of WWII. On May 9, 1946 she and Darrell D. Eubank were married and established a home in the Amber community where she taught school for 10 years. Mary Jane was a teacher in the Rush Springs schools from 1956 to 1974. She ended her career in education as a librarian at Tuttle High School, retiring in 1983. She was an inspiration and a motivator for countless students throughout her teaching career. Mary Jane was a long-time member of the Grady County Federation of Democratic Women and held many offices through the years. She was a member-supporter of The Grady County Historical Society, The Chickasha Area Arts Council, and The Grady County Retired Educators Assn. She was an active member of the College Heights Baptist Church. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, six brothers; Joe, Jim, Henry, Haskell, Charlie, and Delbert Adams, and two sisters Ruby Ballard and Vesta Tucker. She leaves behind daughter Cheryl and husband James Anderson of Chickasha; daughter Carol and husband Thomas Hopkins of Springdale, Ark.; daughter Cathy Miller of Chickasha; two grandchildren, Tommy Hopkins of Springdale and Misty Miller of Chickasha; two great-grandchildren, Damon James Miller and Jerney Brooke Hardin of Chickasha; special niece, Kathlyn Stemen of Oklahoma City. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Minco, Okla. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 268988, Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8988 or to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 3803 North Fairfax Drive, Ste 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1701.