Mary Lou Bond

November 28, 1934April 5, 2019

Mary Lou (Sells) Bond passed to her heavenly home, April 5, 2019.

Mary Lou was born November 28, 1934 at Newman Memorial Hospital, Shattuck, Oklahoma to Israel Edward and Zola Faye (Jones) Sells. She grew up in a two room house near May, Oklahoma and attended Luther Hill elementary school. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of seven when she went with her grandmother to a Pentecost Holiness Church revival in the town of May. She graduated from Laverne High School and went on to attend Bethany Nazarene College where she met and married Marion King Bond. They were married for 49 years before Marion’s passing. She graduated from Bethany Nazarene College in 1957 with a degree in Elementary Education.

Mary Lou and Marion left Bethany to serve as ministers for the Church of the Nazarene in Kansas and Texas. They moved to Edmond, Oklahoma in 1961 and began attending the First Church of the Nazarene at Main & Blvd. Mary stayed at home with her young daughters until they were old enough to go to school. She taught fourth grade school at Deer Creek for 7 years. She received a Master’s Degree from UCO in Special Reading Education, worked at the UCO library for 25 years; 13 of those years she was coordinator of the Oklahoma Special Collections at UCO.

Mary loved her church and she has been a member of the Edmond Church of the Nazarene for 57 years. She has taught Sunday School classes, served as VBS director, choir member, served on the mission council, and on the church board. For years her passion was serving in the church nursery and making handprints for the new babies. In her later years she was passionate about preserving the history of her church and keeping the display case in the front of the church. During the past few years, she spent Sunday afternoons visiting her dear friends as they became shut-ins.

Her travels with Marion included Alaska and Germany along with several bus travel tours with her mother and grandchildren. She loved her yard and her flowers and received yard of the week many, many times. Mary loved her Lord and loved to spend time in His Word and time in prayer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion; parents; and brother, Romulo Wayne “Buddy” Sells. Family members who celebrate her life are sister, Marjorie (Noble) Young; daughter, Marilyn R. (Terry) Dougherty; grandson, Will; daughter, Dana S. Jones; grand-daughter, Megan (Joe) Benton; great-grandson, Reed; grand-son, Garrett (Whitney) Jones; great-granddaughter -coming in June; Tim (Lisa) Jones; nephew, Carl (Diane) Daugherty, children Cooper and Emma; nephew, Wayne Daugherty; niece, Jacqueline (David) Owen, daughter Cody; and her beloved cousins. Like family to her and dear to her heart were Anita and Dan Endres and their children Maria, Ben, Alex; best friend, Ann Warren; and all her neighbors.


  • Garrett Jones
  • Will Dougherty
  • Joe Benton
  • Carl Daugherty
  • Tim Jones
  • Terry Dougherty
  • Carl Breazaeale, Honorary


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mary Lou Bond

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Anita & Dan Endres

April 10, 2019

We were blessed to move in across the street from you Mary Lou. What a blessing and inspiration you and Marion were to our family. We will miss you greatly. Love you!! ❤️
The Endres Family

Nancy Derksen

April 8, 2019

I am so thankful God allowed cousin Mary Lou and I to be part of the same family. I feel blessed that we were able to participate and share with each other on our earthly journey. She touched my life with her caring and kindness.

Jerry Hall

April 8, 2019

Mary Lou was one of the sweetest women a person could ever ask to meet. She was truly a blessing to all who talked to her. She walked in her faith and was an example for me as she was one of my Sunday School teachers during my formative years. I am truly blessed to have known her. I know in my heart that Mary Lou is in heaven singing praises to Jesus with my mother.

Jennifer Breazeale-Stovall

April 8, 2019

I will miss my “Ding-Ding Lady” as I affectionately called her as a child. She would sing The Church Bells are she is ringing them in heaven.

Tim Haws

April 8, 2019

Mary Lou Bond was instrumental in my life as a Sunday School teacher and encourager. Her prayers made a huge difference. I am thankful for this wonderful woman of God. She was a difference maker!

Lanny Sells

April 6, 2019

Mary Lou was the sweetest and smartest cousin ever. She walked the walk with her faith, and lived by example. If you ever needed advise or family information, she was the lady to go to. RIP Mary Lou, we love you and I will miss our visits.