Mary Lou Daniel was born to Jewel and Faye Holt on March 5, 1926. She passed away peacefully on August 4, 2013 at Edmond Integris Hospital. She graduated from Lawton High School in 1943 and began college. After one semester, she met a handsome man in uniform and married him in Fresno, CA on July 22, 1944. She and Richard R. Daniel were married for 61 years. During the first 20 of those, Dick was in the Army and they lived throughout the U.S. and in Japan. They settled in Lawton where they raised their 3 children. She loved her church and taught Sunday morning and Wednesday evening classes, as well as VBS. She was a Brownie leader, Cub Scout leader, home extension member, active in the Officer’s Wives Club and always involved in bridge clubs. After working for 20 years at Cameron University, she retired as the head cashier of the business office. Her last 13 years have been in Edmond, where she enjoyed her church, family and playing bridge with many dear friends. She was a loving, kind friend to all who never met a stranger, loved to tell stories, and loved cards and games. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; her son, Dave Daniel; and grandson, Zack Sullivan. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Sullivan of Edmond and Diane (Ed) Adams of Poteau; daughter-in-law, Judy Daniel of Edmond; grandchildren, Stacy Parker of Rahls, TX, Brian Adams of Russellville, AR, Matt Daniel of Edmond, Katie Daniel of Goldsboro, NC, Mark Daniel of Washington DC, and Brett Sullivan of Edmond; and 8 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Tealridge Assisted Living caregivers and Edmond Integris Hospital staff for their loving care. Viewing will be from 8 AM-9 PM Thursday with family present from 6-8. Graveside services will be at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK at 11 AM on Friday, August 9th. Memorial services will be held following the burial at 2:30 PM at the Edmond Church of Christ Chapel, Edmond. Memorial contributions may be made to: In Search of the Lord’s Way (P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083) or Northwest Church of Christ Building Fund (P.O. Box 6281, Lawton, OK 73506). Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.
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