Mary Lou Benne

Mary Lou Benne

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Mary Lou Benne was born on November 6, 1936 to Leonard J. and Opal F. Stewart.  She passed away peacefully on January 6, 2020.  She was the second born of nine children and raised in the Britton area of N. Oklahoma City.  In April of 1955 she met and started dating Carl E. Benne and they were married on July 27, 1956.  Mary Lou dedicated over 30 years in the concession stand at the Edmond Round Up Club and made many lifelong friends during this time.  She cared for many children throughout the family and was well known for her generosity, caring and loving nature.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and Richard.  She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Carl Eugene Benne; her two children, Carl Wayne Benne and wife Denise of Mustang, Kimberly Dawn Benne-Gray and husband Fred Gray of Edmond, three grandchildren Reanon, Rachel and Kayla, four great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Marty, Katie and Carly, six brothers; Leon Stewart & wife Darlene of Edmond, Johnnie & wife Connie Stewart of Edmond, Larry & wife Nancy Stewart, Morrie Stewart of Oklahoma City and one sister Louise Brown of Maysville, numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Lou will be remembered for being a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

The family will greet friends Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 2-4 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home.  There will also be a public visitation on Monday, January 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Services are at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, 601 S. Kelly Avenue, Edmond, OK on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

5 thoughts on “Mary Lou Benne”

  1. Regina Wopperer

    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Lou. I loved her so much!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!!
    Love, Gina, Mike, and Brett

  2. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our sweet neighbor Mary Lou.
    She was always so kind to all of us. We pray for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Kimberly, I had a friend tell me a long time ago that the world was a different place without your mom in it. No truer words have ever been spoken. Somehow we live and rejoice in each day in their memory and hopefully pass that on to our own kids.
    Please let us know if we can help in anyway.

  3. Tom and Sondra Heald

    Mary Lou was a wonderful sweet person. She cherished
    her family and was so devoted to all the kids. She always
    had a grandchild or great-grandchild at her house taking
    care of them. She was a friend to my mother and me.
    She will be missed by all . I’m so sorry for your loss.

    All of our love.

  4. Kenyon Littles

    My heart goes out to you and family! She was such a loving person. She will be missed.

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