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Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

5005 Se 29Th Street, Del City, OK

OBITUARY

Mary Gail Edwards

January 23, 1932October 6, 2019

Mary Gail Edwards, “Memaw”, was born January 23, 1932 in Pyatt, AR to Walter and Mamie Gilley. The Gilley family moved to Oklahoma in 1941. Mary graduated from Crooked Oak High School in 1950.

Mary and Jerry Edwards married on May 3, 1951. Together, they raised their family in Del City and later in Antlers, OK. After Jerry’s death she moved to Purcell, OK and later returned to Del City, OK.

Mary and her sisters, known as The Gilley Girls, took many trips together. One of Mary’s favorite trips was to Washington, D.C. where she was almost arrested by the Secret Service when she reached through the fence at the White House to pick up a leaf that had fallen near her. She was very competitive; she loved sports. The hardest thing for her to do was to choose sides in the Bedlam games. She always felt bad for the underdog and the poor kickers when they missed a field goal. Memaw loved Fox News, Thunder basketball (primarily Andre Roberson), and her many treasures she collected, but most of all she loved her family. Especially the grandkids! She was so proud of each one and bragged on them every chance she had.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerry; sisters, Marie Williford, Marcella Hackworth, Rena Hammons, Millie James, and Maudie Henthorn (husband Cecil); brother Dub Gilley (wife Ozella); and son-in-law Don Gross.

She is survived by her children, Steve Edwards, Claudia Gross, and Lora Stanton (husband David); grandchildren who called her “Memaw”: Eric Edwards (wife Corri), Brittany King (husband Mac), Lacy Remy (husband David), Amy McAdams (husband Jared), Taylor Gross (wife Jamie), Tara Stevens (husband Jerry), Zachary Stanton, Matthew Stanton, and Addison Stanton; 12 Great Grandchildren; her sisters, Moyra Baxter (husband Harvey), Martha Brooks (husband Jim), and Lena Hiddleston (husband Pat); her brother-in-laws Jimmy James, and Sam Edwards (wife Gleynis); and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her.

Memorial Services will be held this Thursday morning at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Eric Edwards
  • Mac King
  • David Remy
  • Jared McAdams
  • Jimmy Brooks
  • Rusty Rhoades
  • Jim James, Honorary
  • Jim Brooks, Honorary
  • Pat Hiddleston, Honorary
  • Harvey Baxter, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Thursday, October 10, 2019

Memories

Mary Gail Edwards

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Gayle Stout Fischer

October 13, 2019

Claudia and family,
Sending my condolences to you in the death of your mother & grandmother. Mothers are very essential in one’s life and I know she was to you. May God carry you through this difficult time and hold you tight.
Gayle Stout Fischer

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY