GARRETT, Melva J. (McGuire)

Memorial service for Melva Jo Garrett, 78, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Arthur Blount, pastor, First Baptist Church, Carnegie, and the Rev. Charlie Blount, pastor, First Baptist Church, El Reno, officiating. Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her home. She was born July 21, 1931, in Lawton, to John Ed and Willie Juanita Guthrie McGuire. She attended Cameron State Agricultural College and graduated from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts at Chickasha. She received her masters degree at the University of Oklahoma.

MERCER, Melba M. (Schmidt)

Funeral for Melba Mae Mercer, 83, Norman, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church, Indiahoma. She died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Norman. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery under direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Corn to Theo and Minnie Klassen Schmidt. She was raised in the Corn and Gotebo communities. She graduated from Gotebo High School, where she attended Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church, and entered Oklahoma College for Women as an education major.

GRAHAM, Maye (Jobe)

Funeral service for Maye Graham, 84, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Bible Baptist Church, Chickasha. Maye Graham was born May 2, 1925 in Ninnekah, Oklahoma to Doc and Donnie Jobe. She was the youngest of 10 children. She died February 7, 2010 in Chickasha. She attended school at Union Hill and Ninnekah. During World War II, she worked as a beauty operator in Chickasha. She married Reid Doss, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp, in 1946. Maye and Reid began their family shortly after.

MORRIS, Mattie L. (Bolling)

Shawnee resident Mattie Lucille Morris, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in a Tulsa hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1915, in Crowder Okla., to John Franklin and Nancy Isabelle (Denton) Bolling. Lucille completed her university education at Oklahoma College for Women followed by further study at Southeastern State University. She taught upper school math and science following graduation. The majority of her life was spent in Shawnee, as a homemaker and community volunteer. She was a member of McAlester United Methodist Church. She had spent the last year in Bixby, Okla.

LESTER, Mary R. (Haynes)

Mary Ruth (Haynes) Lester, went into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ September 29, 2008. Mary was born in Wilson, Oklahoma on October 23, 1920. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women and Southern State Teachers College. After migrating to California, she worked at Cal Tech during WW II. After the War she worked for the Pasadena Police Department and was a member of the Pasadena First Methodist Church where, in 1950, she met her husband, David William Lester. They were married in 1951 and honeymooned in Yosemite and enjoyed skiing at Badger Pass.


Mary Penoi Conover died on December 5, 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born on July 7, 1934 in Bartles-ville, OK to William and Una Penoi Conover. She is survived by two sisters: Una Jo Teter and her husband, Philip; Mildred Watson and her husband, Ben; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Stella Craft, all of whom will miss her loving calmness. Mary was preceded in death by her brother, William, Jr.; one sister, Shirley Gael Weiss.

BROWN, Mary L. (Knie)

Mary Lois Brown, 95, died July 28, 2009, in Tulsa, OK. She is survived by her sons, Frank E. Brown, Jr., of Alexandria, VA; Robert Brown, of New York City; and Donald Brown, of Tulsa; four grandsons, Kevin Brown, of Bloomfield, NJ; Spencer Brown, of Atlanta, GA.; Alex Brown, of Tulsa; and Christopher Brown, of Alexandria, VA; a granddaughter, Meredith McGowan, of Bethesda, MD; and four great-grandchildren. She was born October 16, 1913, in Cordell, OK, the youngest of five children. Her mother, Lois 0. Knie, was a schoolteacher; her father, Robert L.


Mary Lou Marshall Funeral service for Mary Lou Marshall will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ. Jim Sheerer and Paul Richardson will officiate. On August 4, 2007 Mary Lou Marshall of Chickasha, OK passed away some 10 months after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou GehrigÆs Disease. She died at the age of 69 at the residence of her daughter, Daphne Massa of Nixa, MO who had been her caregiver since just before her final diagnosis.

KNIGHT, Mary J. (Roberson)

Knight, Mary Joanne "Jan," passed away on Monday, May 19, 2008, following a lengthy illness. She was born on July 26, 1929 in Muskogee, OK to Henry and Cecil (Ogden) Roberson. She graduated from Muskogee High School and the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK. She married George H. Knight, Jr. on September 5, 1951 in Muskogee. Jan was an outgoing person who loved everyone she met. Her home was always a welcoming place for her children's friends and later for her grandkids. She enjoyed golf, tennis, bowling, playing Bridge, working puzzles and reading.

GARRETT, Mary J. (Randall)

Mary Joan Garrett, former resident of Blackwell, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. She was 83. The graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in Blackwell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Miller and Rev. Craig Castleberry of Broadway Baptist Church officiating. Mary Joan Garrett was born July 2, 1925, in Blackwell, the daughter of Glen T. and Mary Faye Hill Randall. She grew up in Blackwell attending Blackwell schools and graduated in 1943. She then attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She married Cleo Owen Garrett on Jan.