OBITUARY

Mary Vollmer

October 28, 1944October 6, 2020

Mary Theo Vollmer, 75, passed from this life on Oct 6, 2020. A celebration of her life will be held at Advantage Funeral Service at 7720 S. Penn in OKC on Sat, Oct 17th at 11:00AM with burial to follow at Mustang Cemetery. A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Sat morning from 9-11AM.

Mary was born on October 28, 1944 in Moline, IL to George and Marie (Huizenga) Pelletier. She attended high school in Erie, IL. Following graduation, she attended the University of Illinois. Mary moved to Joplin, MO where she taught high school. In 1979, she married Rick Vollmer and a few years later they relocated to Mustang, OK where they raised their two sons Aaron and Daniel.

Mary Vollmer devoted her life to her passion, teaching English Comprehension and Literature to college students. She taught at Redlands Community College, Rose State College, and most recently Oklahoma City Community College. Mary always looked forward to the start of the semester and even though her health was failing, this year was no different.

Mary’s faith was an important part of her life. For nearly 40 years, Mary has been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She served as Choir Director for several years and remained a part of the choir for many years after. Mary was an independent woman who instilled a strong work ethic into her boys. She enjoyed bird watching, sewing and knitting, and loved her pets. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Mary was a loving mother, a proud grandmother, a caring sister, and a passionate educator who touched the lives of countless family members, students, and friends. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents George and Marie Pelletier. She is survived by her two sons: Aaron Vollmer and wife Misty and Daniel Vollmer and wife Lynn; a brother Gale Pelletier; four grandchildren: Brooke, Abbey, Avery, and Sophia Vollmer. She was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at advantageokc.com

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

Memories

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Dana Tuley-Williams

October 19, 2020

I am very sorry that we have lost Mary. I have worked with her for several years at OCCC and enjoyed visiting with her.
A few years ago, I saw the most heartwarming exchange between Mary and one of her students. This was when feathers in hair were popular for a while, and Mary had a small clip in her hair with a feather.
One of her students said, "Girl, did you get your hair done at the fair?" The student was clearly excited to see Mary try something new and was genuinely admiring her. Mary was flattered the student had noticed. I was touched that Mary had a relationship with her students where they felt comfortable enough to make small talk and give out compliments.

Stephanie prewitt

October 14, 2020

Mary was a very special woman. She was a prominent female figure to me in my formative years. As long family friends with the Vollmers, our families were intertwined through church, Friday night poker parties & women’s craft parties. I babysat her boys when they were little, and she helped me in Sunday school & choir at Trinity. She gave me advice during my college years. She was a demanding woman, who wouldn’t allow me to slack off. She explained that if I wanted to do something, always do my best. She praised & rewarded successes, and she coached & cajoled through failures. Although life has led me in a different direction, I remember all that she gave with love & admiration. My heart goes out to Aaron, Daniel and their families. She loved her sons so much, and I am sending prayers of comfort to all her family and friends.

Love,
Stephanie (Hopkins) Prewitt

Linda Hasley

October 14, 2020

Mary taught with me at Redlands Community College. I retired in 2012 but there is so much I remember about her. She was always happy, helpful, reliable and loved by her students. I never worried about her classes, her attendance or ability. Education, as well as her family and friends, has suffered a loss. I send my prayers to her family.

Joy Fowler

October 14, 2020

Mary was a wonderful woman! So many years she was our Choir Director at Trinity. She provided us with beautiful music. She is now singing in the Heavenly choir with our Lord listening with intense love of Mary's talents...praising Him, all the day long!

Daniel, Aaron and families, my heart goes out to you with the loss of your mother and grandmother! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, hugs and prayers,
Greg and Joy (Leverett) Fowler

Stacie Warner

October 9, 2020

To the family of Ms. Mary Vollmer,
I extend my deepest sympathies to you. I loved spending time with Ms. Mary during our time as colleagues at OCCC. Not only did she impart much wisdom on me, but she also consistently showed genuine concern and care for me and my family. I am thankful for the time I had with her the last few years and will miss her dearly. I pray that God will grant you strength during this time. My most sincere condolences.
Blessings,
Stacie Warner

Sonya Moore-Davis

October 8, 2020

To the family,
I haven't seen Mary for a long time but she was our family friend. We became friends in 1995. I met her in Semantics class at UCO. She was amazingly smart and we studied together. She helped me pass the class! Mary was on my mind so stongly this past Monday and Tuesday. I told Bryant that I need to try to reach her. Today, when I arrived at work a song mixed with Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" was announced on my sirrus radio. I stopped right then and started searching for her on google. I discovered she had passed 2days ago! My heart completly sank.😪 Mary , Rick , Aaron and Daniel all attended our wedding in 1999. We were guests in their home for delicious dinners and guests at her church. She handmade us a beautiful wedding quilt with our wedding date crosstitch into the pattern. She even selected my wedding music "Andre Botcelli"! Such a sweet passionate soul! I know your loss as my mon passed in 2017. I believe her angels were informing me of entrance to heaven!! We loved her and have many fond memories of Mary and will never forget her. May the holy spirit comfort all💕 Sonya & Bryant Davis (Karess,Diesha, (BJ, & Bryson).

Debbie Hall

October 8, 2020

I want to say that Mary had a heart of gold. She did so much for her neighbors. I know of many neighbors that she would take their trash cans to the curb on trash day and clean them if needed just because she wanted to be helpful. Like she had free time. I live in California, but my mother has been a neighbor of Mary’s for about 10 years. My mother Betty is 85 and her and Mary were good friends. They were there for each other took each other to their doctor appointments, ran errands for one another, shared mom’s storm cellar together on occasion. Mary did more for my mom though and was so happy to do it. Mary was my moms lifesaver who was always there if ever needed with a smile. Mary would email me updates on mom after her hip surgery and checked on her everyday. That was Mary always looking after everyone else.
We are so sorry for your loss. I know my mom is going to really miss Mary. My God be with your family. Debbie Hall and Betty Marsh

FROM THE FAMILY
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