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Mary Kathryn McCoy
Ardmore, OK — Services for Mary Kathryn McCoy will be Friday, March 6, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the McClure Chapel at the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore with the Rev. Tim Lehman and the Rev. Dan Patman officiating. Interment will be at the New Electra Cemetery on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. following a viewing one hour prior at Aulds Funeral Home in Electra, TX.
Mary Kathryn McCoy, 86, of Ardmore, OK passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 on her birthday. She was born on the Bickley Lease near Electra, TX on Feb. 26, 1923 to the late Mr. Ira Kidwell and Mrs. Margaret Litton (Bostick) Kidwell. She was raised on the Bickley
and Marriott leases in Electra. After high school graduation, she married Dwain Connell McCoy on Feb. 20, 1941. They began their marriage in Electra, TX where Dwain worked for Shell Oil Company. In 1952 they were transferred to Gainesville, TX. They resided in Hollywood, KS from 1954-1959, Glendive, MT from 1959-1965, Bartlesville, OK from 1965-1971 and Ardmore, OK from 1971-1999. Kathryn left Ardmore after Dwain’s death and moved back to Electra, TX for three years. She returned to Ardmore in 2004 and remained until her death.
Kathryn, known as “Kaky” to her family and “Grammy” to her grandchildren was a godly woman and loved by all. She worked at the
Perkins Timberlake Department Store in Wichita Falls, TX during World War II. After the safe return of her husband, they began their family. She was a devoted wife and mother creating a secure and nurturing environment for her children as they moved across the United States with Dwain’s career with Shell Oil.
She was involved in many Bible studies and ministries at the First United Methodist Church and was past treasurer and faithful member of the Cora Carlock Sunday School Class. Many Sunday afternoons were spent in visiting the elderly and the sick. Our dad often referred to them as her “sheep”. She was a wonderful cook and great seamstress. She enjoyed crafts, music, painting, gardening and spending time with her family. She had a very generous heart and a love for animals. One of the highlights of her life was traveling to Israel in the early 80s. She was forever changed by that experience. She will be sorely missed but greatly celebrated as she is enjoying the presence of our Heavenly Father. We look forward to that day when we see her again in our eternal home.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheri Haynes and husband Marshall of Franklin, TN and Mary Capps and husband Buddy of Ardmore; one son, Terry Dwain McCoy and wife Marge of Cypress, TX; nine grandchildren, Jessica King, Erin Carroll, Ryan Capps, Jason Fuss, Toni Corinescu, Joel Fuss, Julie Barnick, Jeanne Haynes and Jodi Seyfried; and eight great-grandchildren, Jordan, Dylan, Jonas, Cade, Ethan, Chantel, Abi and Jachob.
Kathryn was preceded in death by Dwain, her beloved husband of 54 years; her parents; one brother, Billy Dan Kidwell; and one sister, Louis Kidwell Barrow.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore, 501 W. Main, Ardmore, OK 73401, designated for the Communion fund, Loaves and Fishes, the Clothes Closet or to the Salvation Army of Ardmore, 1211 N. Washington, Ardmore, OK 73401.
By Times Record News Staff
Friday, January 18, 2008
ELECTRA — Louise Barrow, 88, of Electra died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Keller, Texas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Aulds Funeral Home with Wayne Sharp, pastor of Dundee Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Electra Memorial Park.
Mrs. Barrow was employed at Dinsmore Elementary School in the cafeteria for 10 years.
Survivors include one son, James M. Barrow of Chandler, Texas; one daughter, Culla Sue Jones of North Richland Hills, Texas; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn McCoy of Ardmore, Okla., and Betty Fowler of Electra; and one brother, Jack Kidwell of Electra.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Billy Dan Kidwell
Birth: Apr. 22, 1921
Death: Apr. 25, 2007
Billy Dan Kidwell, 86, our loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Billy was born April 22, 1921, in Electra. He was an engineer with General Dynamics, now Lockheed Martin, for over 45 years. Billy had been a member of Temple Baptist Church since 1954.
Survivors: Wife, Jean Kidwell; son, Billy Kidwell and his wife,
Kem; daughter, Carol Henry; grandchildren, Allyson Kidwell, Autumn Kidwell
and Austen Kidwell; brother, Jack Kidwell of Electra; sisters, Lou Barrow
of Fort Worth, Betty Fowler of Electra and Kathyrn McCoy of Ardmore, Okla.;
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 4/27/2007.
Ira Kidwell (1891 - 1975)
Margaret Litton Bostick Kidwell (1890 - 1968)
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