Mary Ellen Kinkade, 88, passed from this life to her eternal home on May 24, 2018 in Arlington, TX. Services are scheduled for 11:00 am. Friday, June 1, at the Strode Chapel under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
She was born April 6, 1930 in Keota, OK, to Oda and Eary (Solley) Crawford. She married the love of her life Carl Eugene Kinkade on September 7, 1947. The couple made their home in and around the Stillwater, OK area until his passing in 2016.
Mary worked several part time jobs, however, her primary job was being the mother to the two daughters born to their marriage and later being Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She always had time for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, traveling and camping with her family.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, and her husband of 68 yrs. She is survived by her daughters Linda Maddux (Arlington, TX) and Elaine and Bob Blair (Perkins, OK); grandchildren Cody and Trish Blair, Beegee and Becca Maddux, Christy and Billy Cluck, and Geoff Maddux. Also survived by her great grandchildren Shayla, Megan, Carly and Brie Blair; Kirstin and Will Maddux; Ashton and Haley Cluck; and Kristopher, Sam and Elisabeth Maddux. Mary is also survived by a special nephew and his wife, Ron and Rita Crawford.
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