Mary Francis Sutton

April 30, 1937November 1, 2018
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Mary Francis Sutton passed away on November 1, 2018 in Oklahoma City. She was born on April 30, 1937 to Jack and Carolyn (Barefoot) Ryan in St. John, Newfoundland. Mary was the third oldest out of 11 children.

While visiting her sister, Shirley, in Germany, Mary met Joseph James Sutton while he was stationed there in the Air Force. They were married soon thereafter, and moved around a lot with the Air Force. They moved to the Del City area in 1974, and have lived here ever since with their 3 sons, Joseph, Michael and James.

Mary loved to bowl, and she bowled at least 2 nights a week for her entire adult life. She was a devout Catholic, and attended St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tinker Air Force Base Chapel.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Joe, Michael, and James (wife Debbie); grandchildren, Madison Reihs (husband Cody), Alexis Sutton, Jessica Doty (husband Mike), Christopher Sutton, Nicholas Sutton, Kaitlin Sutton, Melissa Sutton, Samantha Sutton, David Griczin Jr, and Ryan Golladay; great-grandchildren, James Doty, Matthew Doty, and Bridget Layton; and siblings, Bette Jackman, Diane Emberley, William Ryan, Robert Ryan, and Carol Ann Sparkes.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Del City.


  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2018

Mary Francis Sutton

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Krista Newell

November 11, 2018

Joey, Michael, Jimmy and families,
I am so very sorry to hear of Auntie Marys passing.. It has been a few years since we’ve seen your Mom but I remember so fondly the many times growing up when she and your Dad would come home for a visit (and I’d lose my bed lol) but more recent when she'd come home to visit Mom Ryan with whom she loved dearly. They would all be happy times, whether it was out to the old house playing cards, taking drives up to the county, Or just sitting around listening to the stories she’d tell of how everyone was doing in Oklahoma. She loved coming home and we all loved seeing her. So many of the Ryan’s have passed in recent years I hope they are all up sitting around a table having a good game of “Growl”, (Below is a picture of some of the Ryan’s ) We love you Auntie Mary.

Diane Emberley

November 11, 2018

Mary, my heart is broken. I miss you already, and cannot believe I will never see you, or hear your voice. As siblings, we have known each other for a very long time and had so many good times together. You were an amazing sister with the biggest heart. I never thought I would have to say goodbye so soon and will carry you with me in my heart and in the many memories I have. I will always love you, until we meet again.

Joe, Michael, Jimmy, through the tears and sadness remember how proud your Mom was of her three boys and all your accomplishments. God Bless and please know that many are thinking of you all.

Diane, Clarence & family....

Kelly Fitzpatrick

November 8, 2018

My heart is broken and I’m sending my most deepest sympathy to Joey, Mike, Jimmy and your family’s.
Mary was very special to me. I always got excited when she would come to visit family in Newfoundland. I loved spending time with her. She loved being “Home” and loved to take trips “out over the road” as we would say in Newfoundland. It was a very special time when she would bring her boys home with her. I’m including a picture of Queens Rd St. John’s NL so you can see the beauty of the special place she called home.
RIP Auntie Mary,
Love your niece Kelly