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Mary Lee (Bush) Spurlin was born April 13, 1932 and passed away February 26 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She spent her childhood days on a farm in the Pocassett area and in 1949 graduated from Meridian High School. After several years in Oklahoma City, she returned to Chickasha to marry her childhood friend, James Spurlin, in 1993. On moving back to Grady County, she became very involved in the Meridian/Happy Home OHCE where she served as Secretary/Reporter and on several committees. When Meridian/Happy Home dissolved in late 2011, she was recruited and joined the Rural Neighbors group and continued to be actively involved, serving as Vice-President and again working on and chairing numerous committees. She was also a strong supporter of Grady County 4-H and the Chickasha FFA chapter who awarded her an “Honorary Chapter FFA Degree.
As a member of the Pocassett First Baptist Church, she served on the Building and Food committees, worked in the nursery and taught a class for 5-6 year olds. In addition, she volunteered as a Grey Lady for Grady Memorial Hospital, was a proud member of the “Red Hat Society”, was actively involved in the Chisholm Trail Republican Women and served as a Grady County Election Board Judge before becoming ill two years ago.
She is survived by two daughters Susan Winchester and her husband Jim of Chickasha, Cindy Clark of Houston, Texas, and Son-in-law, David Spencer of Chickasha. Five grandchildren: Frances Campbell of Houston; Dr. Rosslyn Biggs and husband Scott and Blayne Arthur and husband Jerrod of Stillwater; Chelsea Evans and husband Dylan of Lebo, Kansas; and, Davis Winchester of Oklahoma City. Two sisters, Virginia Bush of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Kay Klein and husband Ron of Bedford, New Hampshire. Four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and the children and grandchildren of her late husband James Spurlin, Kirk, Tim and Kody Spurlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband James, her daughter Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Clark and her sister Jo Slater.
Private services are pending with Oklahoma City Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, please support the Oklahoma City National Memorial or a charity of your choice.